Kajol Confesses That Her Relationship With Yash Raj Films Is Strained!

Yash Raj Films is not just a production company for Kajol. It’s almost a home for her. Kajol was an integral part of two of the biggest hits of the banner – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge & Fanaa. Yash Chopra was a father figure to her and Aditya Chopra is one of her closest friends. However, recent reports suggested that the heroine and the production house are no longer being friends. Reason? The recent controversy looming the clash of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar at the box office.

Kajol on Filmfare Magazine

Kajol on Filmfare Magazine

For the uninitiated, Son Of Sardaar (produced by her husband Ajay Devgn for Ajay Devgn Films) was denied theaters prior to its release. A furious Ajay Devgn accused that Yash Raj Films (producers of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif & Anushka Sharma) played the dirty game with the distributors to deny screens for his film. He said that YRF misused their dominant position in the industry to deny the screens for Ajay’s film. This resulted in a legal battle between these two production companies and Ajay filed complaints at Competition Commission of India (they ruled in favor of YRF) and later at Competition Appellate Tribunal (although they rejected his request to stay Jab Tak Hai Jaan they assured that they will review his petition again).

During this tussle between YRF and her husband, Kajol had to take the side of her husband even though Yash Raj Films is like a family to her. This resulted in Kajol being omitted from the guest list of Jab Tak Hai Jaan grand premiere at Yash Raj studios (on 12th November). Soon, another theory surfaced that Ajay Devgn Films had to pay 25 lakhs to Yash Raj Films for using one of the hit songs owned by Yash Raj FIlms in Ajay Devgn’s Bol Bachchan – suggesting that the trouble started brewing long before the Jab Tak Hai Jaan Vs Son Of Sardaar controversy.

Anyhow, both Kajol and Yash Raj Films hadn”t confirmed that their relationship got strained. Finally, Kajol has confessed this during a recent interview.

Well, it’s a sad thing for the movie lovers – after all we fell in love with Kajol in Yash Raj Films’ classic love story Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Who can forget the lovely Simran from DDLJ?

Spotted: Kajol With London Mayor Boris Johnson

Bollywood and London goes back a long way. Many of the super hit Bollywood films had a London connection (including Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho and many more). London has got a large Indian population. Not just that, the huge south Asian population there enjoys Bollywood movies. Even the English enjoys Bollywood movies and we hear about Bollywood movies entering Britain’s box office top 10 charts every now and then. Since Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was shot in London, it must be a special place for Kajol as well. So, when the London Mayor Boris Johnson visited the Bollwood city Mumbai recently, he was more than glad to meet Bollywood super star Kajol at the airport. Not so long ago, our gorgeous Kajol was rubbing shoulders with Hollywood super star Gerard Butler at an event in Dubai.

Boris Johnson tweeted, “Just landed in Mumbai, home of Bollywood.Delighted to meet film mega star kajol.”

He also met producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Vikram Bhatt during his stay in Mumbai and congratulated both for bringing more Bollywood film shoots to London.

Take a look Kajol and Boris Johnson at the airport (pic credit: Twitter)

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport - 04

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport – 04

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport - 03

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport – 03

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport - 02

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport – 02

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport - 01

Bollywood actress Kajol spotted with London mayor Boris Johnson at the Airport – 01

The Real Reason Behind Kajol’s Absence At Jab Tak Hai Jaan Premiere!

Yash Raj Films’ biggest hit Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge had Kajol as the heroine of the film. When every other Yash Raj heroine showed up at the grand premiere of Yash Chopra’s last directorial Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Kajol’s absence was a hot topic. For Kajol Yash Raj Films was like a home banner and Aditya Chopra was a close friend as well. Then why did she stay away from the event? It was reported that after the ugly spat between Yash Raj Films and her husband Ajay Devgn over the release of their respective films Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar during Diwali, Yash Raj Films had decided against inviting Kajol for the premiere. Well, that is a rather logical explanation and we all believed the story. However, the latest reports suggest that there is a whole new angle to this story. It wasn’t just about the fight between her husband and Yash Raj Films over the release of their movies, there’s more to this story.

It turns out that the fight between Ajay Devgn films and Yash Raj Films started long before Jab Tak Hai Jaan happened. For Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan Ajay Devgn wanted to use the famous song ‘Kajra Ra’ owned by Yash Raj Films (it’s from their movie Bunty Aur Bably). When Ajay Devgn approached the production house with the request he was asked to pay 5 lacs. Kajol was shocked to hear this since she had done many guest appearances in Yash Raj Films movies for free. However, the production house didn’t back out from their demand even after Kajol’s intervention. Not only that they ante the price to 25 lacs. Kajol and Ajay Devgn’s relationship with the production house went sour since that day, we hear.

The Jab Tak Hai Jaan Vs Son Of Sardaar controversy was just an extension of what had happened before. That’s exactly why Kajol stood firmly behind her husband during the controversy. Yes, on top of it, Yash Raj Films didn’t invite Kajol either – even if they did she wouldn’t have come to the premiere, we presume!

Kajol and Gerard Butler at a recent function

Kajol and Gerard Butler at a recent function

Box Office: Jab Tak Hai Jaan & Son Of Sardaar Open Well, Jab Tak Has Upper Hand

Two big movies with A-listers (Jab Tak Hai Jaan & Son of Sardaar) releasing on the day of Diwali was the most talked about subject in Bollywood in last couple of days. A controversy erupted when Ajay Devgn Films (Son of Sardaar producers) had sent a legal to Yash Raj Films (Jab Tak Hai Jaan producers) accusing of mass-booking the screens across the country. The industry feared a disaster out of this clash-of-the-titans situation. However, it seems like they can heave a sigh of relief. May be because these two movies target different audiences, both opened well at the box office on Friday. However, Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma starer Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which is also the last directorial of veteran film maker Yash Chopra, opened better than Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha & Sanjay Dutt starer Son of Sardaar (according to initial report).

If initial reports are anything to go by, Jab Tak Hai Jaan collected around 14 crores plus nett whereas Son Of Sardaar settled for 8 crores plus nett. Jab Tak Hai Jaan had around 2,500 screens whereas Son of Sardaar had 2,000 screens.

Like we expected, Jab Tak Hai Jaan opened extremely well at multiplexes (at some places 100% opening) whereas it under performed at single screens.

However, like every other Diwali day release, the collection of both the films dipped in the afternoon due to Diwali pooja. Both the movies will have better numbers from tomorrow onward.

Watch this space for more updates on the box office collection report of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar. We’ll have the exact day 1 figures tomorrow and we’ll update it here as soon as we have it.

Jab tak Hai Jaan Vs Son of Sardaar at the box office

Jab tak Hai Jaan Vs Son of Sardaar at the box office

Photo Gallery: Kajol & Gerard Butler At Roger Dubuis Store Opening In Dubai

Check out the photos of the charming Gerard Butler and beautiful Kajol opening Roger Dubuis store in Dubai. It was a unique evening where two of the big stars from both industry (Hollywood & Bollywood) came together for an event. Take a look!

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (1)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (2)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (3)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (4)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (5)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (6)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (7)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (8)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (9)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (10)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (11)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (12)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (13)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (14)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (15)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (16)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai (17)

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai

Video: Kajol & Gerard Butler At Roger Dubuis Store Opening In Dubai

Bollywood actress Kajol and Hollywood actor Gerard Butler (300, P.S. I Love You, The Bounty Hunter etc) were in Dubai to attend the opening of Roger Dubuis store. As we can see, they had a good time chatting & posing for the camera at the event. Take a look at the video below.

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai 08

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai 08

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Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai 06

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai 02

Kajol & Gerard Butler at Roger Dubuis’ store opening in Dubai 02

Spotted: Kajol With Her Kids Nysa & Yug At Durga Pooja

Bollywood actress Kajol visited a pandal along with kids Nysa and Yug Devgn and participated in Durga Puja festivities.

Kajol Spotted with her kids - daughter Nysa & Son Yug at Durga Pooja

Kajol Spotted with her kids – daughter Nysa & Son Yug at Durga Pooja

Kajol Spotted with her kids - daughter Nysa & Son Yug at Durga Pooja

Kajol Spotted with her kids – daughter Nysa & Son Yug at Durga Pooja

Kajol Spotted with her kids - daughter Nysa & Son Yug at Durga Pooja 01

Kajol Spotted with her kids – daughter Nysa & Son Yug at Durga Pooja 01

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) Completes 17 Years Of Continuous Run!

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) is one of the most loved Bollywood movies ever. The movie already bears the record of the longest running Indian movie ever in a theater. Today it crossed yet another milestone in its theatrical run – it completed 17 long years of successful running at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. DDLJ was released on 20th October 1995. The movie is directed by Aditya Chopra and stars Shahrukh Khan & Kajol. Today DDLJ is considered as a classic and can safely say that you can see the traces of DDLJ in all the romantic movies that followed till today. It was a huge hit at the time of its release, breaking several box office records.

The movie also made Shahrukh Khan & Kajol superstars overnight. Shahrukh Khan was labelled as a romantic hero post DDLJ. The Shahrukh Khan – Kajol pair is immortalized as one of the greatest Bollywood romantic pairs ever, all thanks to the movie. DDLJ had numerous run on television and it still fetches audience whenever it airs on TV.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le jayenge DDLJ 1995 movie poster ft. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le jayenge DDLJ 1995 movie poster ft. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol

Share your memories of watching DDLJ below. And also tell how many times you have seen it.

First Look: Kajol In Student Of The Year

Kajol is considered to be the lucky mascot of Karan Johar films, for the same she’s acted in all his movies (including guest appearance). Kajol has done it again for Karan Johar, her dear friend. In Karan Johar’s latest directorial Student Of The Year, which is all set for release on this Friday, Kajol appears in a song sequence with the boys (Sidharth Malhotra & Varun Dhawan). She gets featured in Disco Deewane song, which has already become a Hit. However, the already released video doesn’t have Kajol in it, and let’s hope the makers will unleash the full video ft. Kajol very soon. For now, check out a consolidation movie still from the movie ft. Kajol, Sidharth Malhotra & Varun Dhawan.

First look - Kajol in Student Of The Year - with Sidharth Malhotra & Varun Dhawan - from Disco Deewane song

First look – Kajol in Student Of The Year – with Sidharth Malhotra & Varun Dhawan – from Disco Deewane song

 

Kajol On The Cover Of Filmfare – Over The Years!

Long before internet took over, Filmfare was the most celebrated space for Bollywood stars. It’s nostalgic for both the stars and the fans, as Filmfare holds a special place in the history of Bollywood. And Filmfare has a long standing association with Kajol. She’s been their favorite. Filmfare editor Jitesh Pillai and Kajol share a great rapport.

So, it’s time to reminisce the good old days – let’s go through some of the Filmfare covers featuring Kajol over the years. For all the Kajol fans out there!

And now see the covers individually!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which is your favorite?