Bollywood Briefs: Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Happy Bhag Jayegi, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Mohenjo Daro

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Happy Bhag Jayegi mints over Rs 10 crore in opening weekend

Mumbai– Diana Penty and Abhay Deol starrer “Happy Bhag Jayegi” has minted Rs 10.71 crore in its opening weekend, according to its makers.

The Mudassar Aziz directorial, which released on August 18, collected Rs 2.32 crore on its opening day. The collections escalated over the weekend by collecting Rs 3.81 crore on Saturday and Rs 4.58 crore on Sunday respectively, read a statement.

“Happy Bhag Jayegi” also stars Momal Shaikh, Ali Fazal and Jimmy Sheirgill.

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film got a decent hike after starting on a “shaky note”.

“Happy Bhag Jayegi” saw further growth on Sunday.

“Considering it started on a shaky note on Friday morning, the weekend total is substantial. Has to stay afloat on weekdays to leave a mark,” Adarsh posted on Twitter on Monday.

 

Mohenjo Daro crosses Rs 100 crore-mark worldwide

Mumbai– Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s film “Mohenjo Daro”, starring Hrithik Roshan in the lead, has grossed Rs 102.82 crore worldwide in 10 days.

Released on August 12, the film marks the debut of Pooja Hegde and is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker.

In India, the film has grossed Rs 76.5 crore. The film did equally well abroad and minted Rs 26.32 crore, read a statement issued on behalf of the makers.

The film brings an epic adventure-romance story on the silver screen. It is set in the city of Mohenjo Daro in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation which dates back to 2,600 BC.

“Mohenjo Daro” is Hrithik’s second collaboration with Gowariker after the 2008 film “Jodhaa Akbar”.

Saif finds Kareena very sexy in ‘Yeh Mera Dil’ song

Mumbai–For Kareena Kapoor Khan “the best compliment” till date by her actor-producer husband Saif Ali Khan is for her remix song “Yeh Mera Dil” in the 2006-released Shahrukh Khan starrer “Don”.

Bollywood-Image-Actress Kareena KapoorSaif finds her sexy in the song. “The hairstyle for the song ‘Yeh Mera Dil’ was very sexy. And my husband always tells me even though you’re overweight (in the song) you looked very sexy,” says Kareena.

“That’s the best compliment for me,” said Kareena at an event organised by Adhuna Bhabani’s hair salon Bblunt. The “Heroine” actress is paranoid about cutting her hair and thinks hair plays an important part for an actress to portray a role.

“The entire softness of Rosy in ‘Taalash’ came out because of her hairstyle. Hair plays an important part in building a character,” she said.

The mom-to-be said her pregnancy does not affect her hectic work schedules or her career. “Well I will definitely go on with my normal life. I am a working woman and there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. I love my job and am passionate about my work. I have wanted to became an actress ever since I was in my mother’s womb. So I will continue acting all my life until I am 80.”

Talking about Rohit Shetty’s comment on missing Kareena in “Golmaal 4”, the 35-year-old actress quipped, “Those who have a role for me will come to me, irrespective of my being pregnant or not.”

“Whichever role I do, I am not going to camouflage it on screen. I am proud of this phase (being pregnant) that I am in and there is nothing to hide about it. Whichever film I choose to do you will see me the way I am. Right now, I am working on dates so it all depends on how I feel,” she added.

Kareena will soon be seen playing the lead role in Shashanka Ghosh’s “Veere Di Wedding”, a rom-com co-starring Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania and it’s about four women who embark on a trip from Delhi to Europe.

 Akshay Kumar is the most energetic actor, says Ranveer

Mumbai– Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh reckons Akshay Kumar is the most energetic actor in the industry.

“If you talk about energy, the name that immediately comes in our mind is Akshay Kumar. He lives such a healthy lifestyle. He does not smoke or drink, early riser, regular workouts,” Ranveer said on Monday.

When asked how much he enjoys the name ‘Ranveer Superstar Singh’ which has been tagged to him, he said, “Thank you… I take that as a compliment. I am very thankful for all the good works coming my way and most of all is the love of the audience.”

Reportedly Ranveer might work for the third time in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ (after “Ramleela” and “Bajirao Mastani”), but he said he is not able to speak about any of his upcoming projects.

“Something relevant about my upcoming projects, I will be the first person to let you know.” he told media.

However, on being asked about the relationship status between the duo, Ranveer, 31, dodged the question with his typical wit, “Bhansali ji has a very good smile”.

The actor also quipped that next time when he meets the maker he would gift him a maxfresh so that he (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) would have more beautiful smile.

In his forthcoming releases, Singh is all set to release his film “Befikre” that is directed by Aditya Chopra. So far, the posters of the film have made much noise because of the passionate lip locks between Vaani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

Set in the city of love, Paris the romantic drama is slated to release on December 9. The film marks the comeback of Aditya Chopra as a director after a gap of 8 years.

Won’t camouflage baby bump on screen: Kareena

Mumbai–Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with Saif Ali Khan, says she won’t camouflage her pregnancy on screen for any role.

The mom-to-be said her pregnancy does not affect her hectic work schedule or her career.

“Well I will definitely go on with my normal life. I am a working woman and there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. I love my job and I’m passionate about my work. I have wanted to became an actress ever since I was in my mother’s womb. So I will continue acting all my life until I am 80,” Kareena said here on Monday.

The actress will begin shooting for Shashanka Ghosh’s “Veere Di Wedding” in October. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania.

“Whichever role I do, I am not going to camouflage it on screen. I am proud of this phase (being pregnant) that I am in and there is nothing to hide about it. Whichever film I choose to do you will see me the way I am. Right now, I am working on dates so it all depends on how I feel,” she added.

“Veere Di Wedding” is a romantic comedy about four women who embark on a trip from Delhi to Europe.

Vivek Oberoi to be trained by Daniel Craig’s trainer

Mumbai– Actor Vivek Oberoi will be trained by Hollywood star Daniel Craig’s trainer Anthony Pecora for two projects — a web series titled “Khel” and Ram Gopal Varma’s “Rai”.

“Vivek has already started training with Anthony rigorously last week and the versatile actor has been working out for two hours daily. It includes weight training, FTX (fitness exchange) and cardio exercises,” said a source close to the actor.

The “Saathiya” star says he is enjoying to train under Pecora, who trained Craig for “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall”.

“Both roles are special to me, so I want to ensure that my fans see me in a different avatar. We are spending two hours in the gym everyday and I am enjoying it,” Vivek said in a statement.

“The training is on a different level altogether, but Anthony does make the process easier. Now, I know why he is called one of the best in the business,” he added.

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