Bollywood Bytes: The Week of April 1 in Review

Another week of Bollywood has gone by and we’ve got a lot to catch up on! King Khan’s wax statue heads to Delhi, Salman Khan is sentenced to jail, rumors drop about #DeepVeer’s potential wedding, and in a surprise twist, “Baaghi 2” shatters box office records, and so much more.

1Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Pharrell Rock the Cover of Vogue

The most beautiful woman in the world Rai Bachchan and the multi-talented producer Pharrell show the world what it means to be global icons in this rocking Vogue India cover. The duo looked like royalty on the cover with Pharrell rocking his new Holi inspired clothing line from Adidas. They had a full feature in the April 2018 edition of the magazine where they spoke of being global figures, taking on multiple roles and a whole lot of girl power.

2The King Comes to Delhi

Shah Rukh Khan’s wax figure makes it to Delhi’s Madame Tussauds! Now Delhi fans can take a selfie with their favorite hero at the legendary wax museum. Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sachin Tendulkar wax figures are currently at the Delhi location.

3Did Ranveer Singh Propose to Deepika Padukone?

Rumor has it Ranveer Singh proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Deepika Padukone on her birthday in January. The couple went on a vacation with their parents to the Maldives to celebrate the new year as well. Though this is all still rumors from supposed “reliable sources” we cannot wait to see these two on their alleged destination wedding! Padukone recently told media that she’s finally down to be married with kids but would continue working saying, “I think I’d drive everybody around me mad if I didn’t work.”

Well, Hello 😏 @hellomagindia

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4Stream “Padmavat” Today!

It’s finally here! You can now stream the magical Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, “Padmavat” starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor on Amazon Prime! The controversial film faced many delays and when it finally released fans went wild for the film. It’s surprising to see the film out on any streaming site so soon after its release.

Witness the Grandeur of #Padmaavat on @AmazonVideoIN, Streaming Now!

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5Priyanka Chopra Looking Glam on “Quantico” Sets

Priyanka Chopra is shooting season 3 of “Quantico” in Ireland and her Insta-timeline is stunning. The gorgeous global icon has been posting gorgeous snaps from the set. Season 3 picks up 3 years after the end of season 2 and it promises to be an action-packed adventure with new threats and even new team members.

Eat, Pray, Love #Quantico

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Don’t rain on my parade ☂ #Quantico

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Thug life! Or at least we’re trying! #albey #alexandshelby #quantico

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6Salman Khan Found Guilty in Poaching Case

In a 1998 blackbuck poaching case, Salman Khan has been found guilty by a Jodhpur court and sentenced to 5 years in jail. The actor has been accused of killing two blackbucks and faces charges under the Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. Allegedly he killed the animals in Bhagoda Ki Dhani in Mathania village near Jodhpur. However, Khan’s lawyers argued that there were no gunshots and the blackbuck died of “natural causes.” Khan can immediately apply for bail but not in the same court. It must be a different session and he has been fined Rs. 10,000 in the case.

Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam were let off the hook on the 20-year-old case. This poaching incident occurred when they were all shooting for their hit film, “Hum Saath Saath Hain.” Other than the star cast, travel agent Dushyant Singh and Khan’s assistant at the time, Dinesh Gawre were also wrapped up in this case.

7Student of the Year 2 Team Begins Shooting

Karan Johar’s “Student of the Year 2” team heads to Dehradun to begin shooting their new film. Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria star in this sequel. The film is directed by Punit Malhotra. The film is set to go on floors April 7 and there will be a two-month shooting schedule in Dehradun, Mussoorie, and Rishikesh. The film will wrap up with a week-long shoot in Delhi and some places in Pune.

Time to Student 2 👨‍🎓 😃👍🏻💪🏻

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8Kapil Sharma’s Back on TV

Kapil Sharma’s return to television with “Family Time with Kapil Sharma” received a warm welcome from their fans. The show reportedly soared to the top spot with a rating of 2.2 when it recently aired. The new show is a family game show with a ton of audience participation.

Though the fans proved that they still love Sharma even though he has been away from the television scene, however, his erratic behavior has producers considering taking the show off air. They report being skeptical of Sharma’s sincerity towards the show. Sharma allegedly canceled six schedules within a week, he didn’t bother to inform the crew in advance and canceled four schedules at the last minute.

9First look at Bhumi Pednekar’s “Son Chiriya”

Take a look at the lovely Bhumi Pednekar’s next film “Son Chiriya.” Pednekar plays a badass dacoit in this film opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. “Son Chiriya” is about the Chambal dacoits and is set in the 1970s. The storyline is inspired by the myths of Chambal. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles.

10Who will Star Opposite Aditya Roy Kapur?

Mohit Suri has bagged Aditya Roy Kapur as his lead in his next film but there has been trouble with finding a female lead. The duo returns after the hit film “Aashiqui 2.” Initially, Kriti Sanon was supposed to be in the lead but she signed on to join “Housefull 4” opposite Akshay Kumar so she will no longer be a part of Suri’s flick. Rumor has it, Disha Patani was approached next for the flick but that also fell through as she wanted to focus on her new film “Sanghamitra.”

“Dangal” star Sanya Malhotra has been approached for the role, no confirmation yet but things are looking good! The storyline revolves around a love triangle between 2 guys and a girl. With Kapur and possibly Malhotra roped in, Suri still needs a second male lead.

11“Baaghi 2” beat out “Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavat” holds the top spot as the highest grossing film of the year and up until this week, Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha’s “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” was the second highest grossing film of the year. Tiger Shroff’s “Baaghi 2” has overtaken the romantic comedy’s second place position with its action sequences.

Even though the film received mixed reviews from critics, it seems that fans are loving it as we can tell from the rocking box office sales. Shroff’s acting and action skills impressed not only fans but members of the industry as well. From Akshay Kumar to Hrithik Roshan have dropped praise on the young star.


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