Kareena Kapoor's Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

The actress talks about her newly unveiled statue at Madame Tussauds, London

Although her recent film RA. One released on Wednesday, Kareena Kapoor had lots to celebrate the next day. The actress is proud to share space with the who’s who at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.


Kareena Kapoor With Her Wax Statue st Madae Tussards

Kareena Kapoor's Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

Kareena Kapoor Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

Wax Statue of Kareena Kapoor at Madame Tussauds

Kareena Kapoor at Madame Tussauds

Kareena Kapoor With Her Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

Kareena Kapoor With Her Mother Babita at Madame Tussauds

Kareena Kapoor and her Mother Babita With Kareena's Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds

Interestingly, Bebo’s wax replica sports her look from Jab We Met as against the much talked about ‘size zero’ from Tashan. “ I didn’t want a western look. An Indian look would stand out better.

Besides, Jab We Met is an iconic film for me,” she enthuses, recalling how girls went ga- ga over her character Geet, in the film.

Asked about her mother, former actress Babita’s reaction to her wax replica and the Kapoor kudi says, “ Mom’s very thrilled and proud that her daughter is gaining this kind of exposure globally. She’s very happy with the way my career has shaped up.” The effervescent actress conceded that she missed beau Saif Ali Khan at the unveiling, “ Saif’s currently wrapping up Agent Vinod, which is a very important film for both of us,” she said.

Questioned about missing Saif’s statue next to hers, Kareena maintained, “ Hopefully, that will happen soon. And then we both will be here for it.” A conversation with Kareena can’t be complete without asking about their wedding plans, more so since stories of their ‘ Valentine wedding’ have been doing the rounds. “ The only thing happening for me the forthcoming Valentine’s Day is Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, my next film, with Imran Khan for Karan Johar’s production house. As for the wedding, Said and I will talk about it after Agent Vinod,” she concluded.

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Ra.One First Day Box Office Report/Collections Review

No First Day Box office Record For Ra.One. Ra 1 makes approx 14.63 crore at the box office on Day 1 of release

Ra.One will not set a new first day record as the final day 1 collections coming in are well off record pace especially in North and Central India. Some circuits are 50% short of Bodyguard while others are similar.

Ra.One has collected around 14-15 crore nett on its first day as per early estimates. The collections are only for its Hindi version and regional version may have added around 1 crore nett.

It may turn out to be the second or third highest first day ever but around 30% less than the record of Bodyguard which released 2 months back comparing like and like and just its Hindi version.

South India has fared best comparatively while in North India the first day collections are lower than Ready and Yamla Pagla Deewana as well as Bodyguard for the films released in 2011.

Diwali puja could have contributed to the lower collections however, given the hype around Ra.One, the extensive promotional campaign and the raised ticket prices, the opening day collections of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer were not up to the mark.

Ra.One (Hindi) collected 14.50-14.75 core nett approx on its first day at the box office. Mysore circuit was a first day record. Below is the first day territorial breakdown of Ra.One.

Ra.One First Day Box Office Collections Report/Review All Over India

Mumbai - 5.66 crore

Delhi/UP - 2.22 crore

East Punjab - 95 lakhs

West Bengal - 1.10 crore

Bihar - 30 lakhs

CP Berar - 70 lakhs

CI - 37 lakhs

Rajasthan - 73 lakhs

Nizam - 1.15 crore

Mysore - 90 lakhs

Others - 55 lakhs

TOTAL - 14.63 crore

Ra 1 Box Office Report/Review - Box Office Opening Report of Ra.One

Box office Report of Ra.One


No First Day Box office Record For Ra.One. Ra 1 makes approx 14.63 crore at the box office on Day 1 of release

Ra.One will not set a new first day record as the final day 1 collections coming in are well off record pace especially in North and Central India. Some circuits are 50% short of Bodyguard while others are similar.

Ra.One has collected around 14-15 crore nett on its first day as per early estimates. The collections are only for its Hindi version and regional version may have added around 1 crore nett.

It may turn out to be the second or third highest first day ever but around 30% less than the record of Bodyguard which released 2 months back comparing like and like and just its Hindi version.

South India has fared best comparatively while in North India the first day collections are lower than Ready and Yamla Pagla Deewana as well as Bodyguard for the films released in 2011.

Diwali puja could have contributed to the lower collections however, given the hype around Ra.One, the extensive promotional campaign and the raised ticket prices, the opening day collections of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer were not up to the mark.

Ra.One (Hindi) collected 14.50-14.75 core nett approx on its first day at the box office. Mysore circuit was a first day record. Below is the first day territorial breakdown of Ra.One.

Ra.One First Day Box Office Collections Report/Review All Over India

Mumbai - 5.66 crore

Delhi/UP - 2.22 crore

East Punjab - 95 lakhs

West Bengal - 1.10 crore

Bihar - 30 lakhs

CP Berar - 70 lakhs

CI - 37 lakhs

Rajasthan - 73 lakhs

Nizam - 1.15 crore

Mysore - 90 lakhs

Others - 55 lakhs

TOTAL - 14.63 crore

Ra.One Box Office Opening Report: Early Morning Shows

Earlier in the day Ra 1 took an extraordinary start at the early morning shows in Mumbai circuit. To have house full boards at multiplex shows at 7 and 8 am is phenomenal. Early shows at multiplexes are mainly restricted to big cities in Mumbai circuit while North gets going around 10.00 am.

Mumbai

08.15 Big Metro - 65%

08.30 Big Huma - 80%

Ahmedabad

07.45 Big Himalaya - 100%

08.15 Wilde Angle - 100%

08.45 Wilde Angle - 100%

07.00 Cinemax Shiv - 100%

Pune

08.00 E Square UR - 100%

Kolkata

08.45 Fame South City - 100%

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Ra.One Movie Review, Ra 1 Review

I've often heard people say, film-making is nothing short of a gamble. And as any gambler will tell you, you've got to gamble huge to triumph huge. Going by this logic, Shah Rukh Khan is The Supreme Gambler of the year.

What's at stake, beside the big money invested in RA.ONE of course, is a dream, a vision, an aspiration to make a film which appeals to kids and kids at heart. In short, attempt a film that appeals to the universal audience. At the same time, it ought to raise the bar for Hindi films. Also at stake is SRK's once-unchallenged supremacy as the reigning idol of Bollywood and that elusive thing called reputation. When you invest your repute in your dream project and stick your neck out, you expect nothing short of a mega-success.

Movies like KRRISH and ROBOT initiated the trend of superhero films in India, with fantasy making deep inroads into mainstream Hindi cinema. Now RA.ONE raises the bar, takes not a step or two, but a giant leap and adheres to international standards, in terms of execution. But the soul, I wish to add, is very desi. That's precisely the reason why RA.ONE emerges trumps. RA.ONE is beauty [read good looking film] with brains [read content].

What characterizes a stunning superhero movie? I have narrowed it down to three precise constituents that I deem are absolutely necessary for an alluring superhero flick. The first is that the motion picture must encompass spectacular action and edge-of-the-seat thrills. Secondly, a magnificent superhero movie must also boast of luminous performances from the protagonists, which in turn should make these characters appear credible and relatable. Thirdly and most importantly, superhero films must have a narrative that keeps us yearning for more. All of these are indispensable factors in making a superhero movie that will be both acclaimed and adored by fans. Fortunately, RA.ONE emerges triumphant in all the three departments.

RA.ONE is the most ambitious, most expensive and the most technologically complex Hindi film ever made. It pushes the envelope further. It's not merely a film, but an experience, an event. It's a film that will rewrite the textbook of computer graphics in Hindi cinema. At the same time, it is very Indian at heart. The relationship between SRK and the kid is the highpoint of the enterprise. But, at the same time, there are ample clap-trap moments that will send the viewers in frenzy. The chase sequence, when Ra.One finally zeroes on Lucifer, and the subsequent 'entry' of the superhero is awe-inspiring. The train sequence in the second hour is exceptional and a cinematic feat. The presence of Rajnikanth in a crucial sequence will be greeted with deafening claps and whistles. And, of course, the climax of the film; it's simply jaw-dropping.

Besides these factors, the 'Chammak Chhallo' number is already a rage and so are the sequences involving visual effects. In a nutshell, it's an entertainer that works big time. You haven't experienced something like this ever before, on the Hindi screen!

A father tries hard to fit into his son's world. While Shekhar [Shah Rukh Khan] tries every trick in the book to woo his son, his son had given up on him. Just when the father-son duo hit a deadlock, Shekhar strikes gold when he designs one hell of a game. Finally, it all starts falling in place. But the happiness is short-lived. All hell breaks loose when the game that was meant to be played with, starts playing them.

We are spoilt by cinema's ability to create on celluloid anything that can be imagined, therefore we have raconteurs making endeavors to bestow us with movies that you wouldn't have ever envisioned even in your mind's eye. You realize this as you watch RA.ONE, which is a visual spectacle from start to end.

Director Anubhav Sinha along with co-writers David Benullo, Kanika Dhillon and Mushtaq Shiekh may be inspired by international flicks as far as the concept is concerned, but they ensure that they serve the right masala to moviegoers in those 2.30 hours. What actually takes you by complete surprise is not just the money spent on visual effects or the stunning chase and action scenes, but the twists and turns in the screenplay that unravel at a feverish pace.

Besides, the moviegoers have certain expectations and notions about superhero flicks and they expect such characters to perform audacious aerobatics to save someone's life or a nation. But this one's different. Visually arresting and dramatically just what the doctor ordered, the film boasts of relatable characters, which makes this superhero movie for kids as well as grown-ups. In fact, I'd like to add, RA.ONE is not only skillfully directed, but also visually dynamic and entertains from commencement to conclusion.

The album of the film lives up to the grand expectations. Vishal-Shekhar deliver a striking score with 'Chammak Chhallo', 'Dildaara' and 'Raftarein' being the pick of the lot. The background score, also recorded by them, is equally electrifying. V. Manikandan and Nicola Pecorini's cinematography is top notch. Same goes for the stunts and chases [Andy Gill and Spiro Razatos]. Dialogue [Kanika Dhillon and Niranjan Iyengar] are hardly ever commonplace. What I found most interesting is that, whether humorous or thoughtful, the channel of communication appears very credible. The Ra.One and G.One suits, designed by Robert Kurtzman, are super.

RA.ONE is a perfect vehicle that does justice to the talent of Shah Rukh Khan. He seems to have found a story and character that work in perfect sync and tandem with manic energy. SRK steers this physically challenging lead role with high-spirited self-belief. He's endearing as the father and magnificent as the superhero with a heart. Kareena Kapoor is a delight to watch. She effortlessly glides into the character. Besides, she looks ethereal in the 'Chammak Chhallo' song and her wit is infectious. Arjun Rampal pulls his act with effortlessness and style. Also, Arjun's well-designed look is admirable.

I'd like to make a special mention of Armaan Verma, the kid who has a pivotal part to portray. He stands shoulder to shoulder with SRK and Kareena all through the film and delivers a super-confident performance. The film has a number of actors in key roles [Shahana Goswami, Dalip Tahil, Satish Shah, Suresh Menon, Mushtaq Shiekh and Tom Wu] and each of them fit well in their respective parts. Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra add to the glam quotient, while Rajnikanth proves yet again that he's a scene stealer.

But the man who warrants the actual round of applause is director Anubhav Sinha himself. For bringing out the best of SRK, Kareena and Arjun. For the amazing screenplay. For the speedy yet smooth stream of the narrative. And for the fantastic unfolding of the written material. He merits top admiration for every act of his.

On the whole, RA.ONE is a solid entertainer, no two opinions on that. It's not merely a great looking film, but also has soul, which is so essential to strike a chord with the avid moviegoer. As for the business prospects, RA.ONE is sure to shatter all previous records and set new ones, in India as well as internationally. The film will be the new yardstick for measuring success. It has Blockbuster written all over it!

Rani Mukherji On India’s Most Desirable

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Salman Khan’s History Channel Ad Campaign Videos

History Channel Unveils Campaign With Salman Khan: Crafted by McCann Erickson, the campaign is on-air right now watch the 3 TVCs here.

A+E Networks TV18, a joint venture between A+E Networks and TV 18, has launched three TVCs for their soon-to-be-launched factual entertainment channel "History" in India. The brand has unveiled the new campaign online first, to be followed by TV. The ad features Bollywood actor Salman Khan challenging people's perception of ˜achievement and newness".

The idea for the campaign, concept-alised by McCann Erickson, came from the insight that history, an otherwise mundane topic, needed to be put in the most interesting and engrossing manner. Thus, the campaign plays with the copy reading ˜Watch History being made’, ‘Kuch Naya Dekho and ˜History Bante Dekho’.

Speaking about the launch campaign strategy, Sangeetha Aiyer, General manager, Marketing, AETN-18, said, The factual entertainment genre as a whole is witnessing a growth of 30 per cent year-on-year basis. And our whole reason to enter the genre is to grow and expand the genre rather than cannibalise within it. Thus, we have entered the market with a different approach, with an intention to broad base the genre and make it a relatively mainstream option for viewers. All our initiatives such as the launch in 6 languages as well as  to have Salman Khan as the face of the channel  is an endeavor in this direction. The genre has been a rather inert and quite one and we want to change that with the launch of HISTORY.

The TVC has been released in three versions — ˜Mountains, ˜Swamp and ˜Samurai — all shot in southern France. Directed by Prashant Issar of Tubelight Films, the TVCs urge people to push the envelope, go beyond the regular, and watch something new.

Salman Khan’s History Channel Ad Videos






Angshumani Khanna, Creative Director, McCann Erickson, said, The idea was to communicate "kuch naya dekho. Basically we believed that the channel has a fantastic content line-up. The agency has planned a 360-degree marketing campaign spanning outdoor in metros, activation in key shows, PR and Radio, with key emphasis on innovation on all platforms.

The channel that will go on air from October 9 will be supported by marketing initiatives worth Rs. 15-18 crore across all platforms.

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