Entertainment, Film

Robot 2.0 – A must watch for all movie lovers

Quoting Rajinikanth, the humongous star of Tollywood – like all other S. Shankar’s movies, Robot 2.0 is aimed to be larger than life cinema. Being the ‘not-so-baby step’ of Akshay Kumar in Tamil film industry, that too alongside Rajinikanth, this movie has all the ingredients worth the hype.




 

Beginning right from the whopping budget of INR 5 billion (approx. US$ 71.65 million) and AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty coming together for the music to the Hollywood VFX team and all the meticulous hours of Akshay Kumar’s absolutely unrecognizable makeup – every single fact about this movie has only rendered the fans in higher levels of anticipation.

With the weekend being around the corner, if you are still having second thoughts about the movie – here are a few facts about 2.0 that you must know before being conclusive about it.




  1. In case, you are under the impression that 2.0 is an out-and-out sequel to Robot or Endhiran, do know that you are not going to be subjected to any monotonous dragging of Robot. Instead, it’s a whole new story with a couple of characters coinciding with the prequel.
  2. The entire movie has been shot in 3D visual technology.
  3. Akshay Kumar plays the villain Dr. Richards, who has gotten himself transformed into a crow and puts the entire city into trouble by controlling all the mobile phones whimsically.
  4. The protagonist from the prequel Vaseegaram brings back his robot Chitti to restore peace in the city.
  5. Well, for those who still swoon over Aishwarya Rai Bachchan waltzing in the meadows in vibrant drapes, might be a little disappointed since she is not to be seen in this sequel. Instead, you will take back home glimpses of the gorgeous Amy Jackson in your mind from 2.0.
  6. AR Rahman has played his magic once again with the background scores.
  7. Thinking if the VFX is overhyped? Well, it has had the biggest ever preps in terms of high-end VFX in Indian cinema. Both Aki and Rajinikanth will be seen sharing the screen in some marvellous high octane sequences.
  8. It is being released in about 13 languages or more.

No matter whatsoever the very first reviews of the audience are; in case, you are thinking of 2.0 as a weekend entertainer, you won’t return disappointed. Without a prior booking, you rarely have a chance at the multiplexes for this weekend. Already there has been a collection of INR 1.25 billion ($17.93 million) through prior bookings at the multiplexes. As per the speculations, it’s estimated to have the biggest ever opening collection in Indian cinema or any other movie of Rajinikanth or Akshay Kumar.

 

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It Is Official: Bollywood Diva Priyanka Chopra Engaged To American Pop Sensation Nick Jonas

Finally, the most talked about sensational couple has taken the plunge and made it official! Just when we thought celebrity marriages were passé, they proved us wrong. We assumed that the steamy romance between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas would fizzle out, but the official announcement of their engagement put all rumours to rest.

Bollywood quintessential heroine Priyanka Chopra (36) and singer Nick Jonas (25) had a Roka (engagement) ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday amidst close friends and family. Later it was followed by an engagement bash attended by many top people from the film industry as well as industrialists.



Considering the many anomalies in this relationship, be it the intercultural match, the huge age difference or the long-distance romance, there were huge speculations whether it was another celebrity flash romance.

So how did it all begin?

As unusual as their romance, the couple made their first public appearance together even before they were romantically involved. Or that is what Priyanka Chopra claimed in Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas walked in together on the MET Gala’s Red Carpet in May 2017. Both were wearing outfits designed by Ralph Lauren. The chemistry between them was sizzling and quite obvious.

The Relationship Took Momentum

After a year since their first appearance together, in May 2018, a US Weekly reported that Priyanka and Nick were dating and were seen and photographed by media on several of their dates. They weren’t hiding their relationship anymore. Later in June, when the much-in-love couple met each other’s families, it became quite obvious that the lovebirds were serious. The high-profile couple didn’t seem much bothered by the 11-year age gap between them.

The Proposal

Nick Jonas popped the question to Priyanka Chopra when they were celebrating her 36th birthday in London. Apparently, Nick had been planning to propose Priyanka on her birthday, for which he had selected an engagement ring from Tiffany’s. They were vacationing in London to bring in Priyanka’s birthday, and it was then that Nick proposed. Looks like Priyanka was more than happy to accept, though she stated that she hadn’t anticipated it this early. Nothing could have matched this lovely birthday present Nick gave her.

It was after this quiet unofficial exchange of rings that Priyanka chose to walk out of Salman Khan’s movie Bharat and sent the media houses into a frenzy of speculations.

The Getting Together of Families

Priyanka is reported to have accompanied Nick to his cousin’s wedding in order to know his family and friends better. Nick flew to India to meet Priyanka’s mother and other family members. All this moved the relationship steadily ahead, and an announcement was soon expected.

The Engagement: Roka ceremony

The Roka ceremony was an intimate event, scheduled on Saturday afternoon and attended by only immediate family and close friends. Dressed in a lemon yellow Anarkali designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Priyanka looked radiant as sunshine. Nick, the videshi son-in-law, sported traditional Indian attire and looked as comfortable as any other desi boy. Nick’s parents, Kevin Sr and Denise Jonas arrived for the celebrations and wore Indian ethnic outfits.



The ceremony was attended by close friends and family including Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra, Arpita Khan Sharma (Salman Khan’s sister), producer Mushtaq Sheikh, Shrishti Arya Behl, (Goldie Behl’s sister) and others.

The engaged couple uninhibitedly posed for photos and made a handsome pair.

“Taken…With all my heart and soul..,” wrote PeeCee on her social media account.

The Engagement Bash

Roka ceremony was followed by an engagement party where many industry bigwigs and friends were invited. PeeCee looked resplendent and had a natural glow throughout the evening. Being in love really works like a magic tonic to the face I guess! Nick charmed his way into the hearts of Desi guests with his charisma.

The invitees included industrialist Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Parineeti Chopra, Vishal Bharadwaj, Alia Bhatt, Arpita Khan, Mushtaq Sheikh, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Anusha Dandekar, Nick’s parents and Priyanka’s family.

Heartiest congratulations to the new age lovely couple, and we eagerly await to hear wedding bells soon!

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Celeb Trends, Entertainment, Film

Alia Bhatt & Her Latest Movie Raazi: Things You Cannot Afford to Miss!

Alia Bhatt has been quite eager about her next release Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced under the banner of Dharma Productions. This thriller features her in the robust role of a Kashmiri girl, who married to a Pakistani officer. Though the movie is set to release on 11th May 2018, the trailer of this movie has already garnered 18,204,052 views on YouTube till date, and after watching it, one can only say that the movie looks engrossing.

 

 

This time Alia Bhatt is going to star with Vicky Kaushal, and the duo would be sharing the sets for the first time after his impactful debut in Masaan, in the Bollywood film industry. Alia Bhatt is playing the powerful role of Sehmat in this film. She will be portraying the role of a daughter, a wife, and even a patriotic woman, who can move mountains for her country. The cast also encompasses veteran actors like Rajit Kapoor, Soni Razdan, Shishir Sharma, and young talented Jaideep Ahlawat.

Do You Know Alia Had to Learn New Skills for Raazi?

The bubbly, gorgeous and very talented Alia Bhatt has given an excellent performance once again in Raazi. The trailer of this film looks extremely engaging, and it seems that the actor has got into the skin of Sehmat, her character in Raazi. But the performance wasn’t a cake walk. Alia had to learn various new skills for justifying the story of the movie. Alia learned to drive the Jonga car, which was a challenge for her because Alia is more used to automatic cars.  To learn Pure Urdu was another task that Alia had to grasp because the director Meghna was extremely specific about the dialect. Alia was even asked to watch movies like Kabhi-Kabhi, Silsila, etc.; this learning spirit reflects the spark in the character of Alia Bhatt.

A True Story

If you didn’t know, Raazi is based on the novel Calling Sehmat by ex-naval officer named Harinder Sikka. This novel is a fictionalized note of a reportedly true story about an Indian Kashmiri secret agent, set during the period of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.




The former Lieutenant Commander of Indian Navy published a book in the year 2008 about a Kashmiri woman, who was married off to a Pakistani officer to fetch information about rival country’s war strategy. She delivered secret information back to India during the time of Indo-Pakistan war. The fact alone that Raazi is based on a true-life story dating back to 1971 Indo-Pak war makes this movie much more fascinating than anything else.  At present, Sehmat is no more, and her son serves the Indian army. It took Sikka long eight years to fictionalise and wheel a story with a cohesive narrative.

Thus, we cannot wait to watch Alia Bhatt as Sehmat, can we? If you haven’t checked out the link to this engaging movie clip, what are you waiting for; go watch it and you will definitely be grabbed by it.

We wish Alia and the entire crew all the best for Raazi!

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