Saif Ali Khan is the sexiest star in Indian cinema: Kareena Kapoor Khan

As part MAMI international film festival event Karan Johar hosted a chat session with two of the leading actresses of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: October 14, 2019 13:17 IST
Saif Ali Khan is the sexiest star in Indian cinema: Kareena Kapoor Khan

The 21st edition of Jio MAMI International Film Festival is all set to kick off on the 17th of this month. Meanwhile, Movie Mela, the part of the film festival took place the other day in Bandra. In this Movie Mela, Karan Johar hosted a chat session with two of the leading actresses of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. During this interactive session, Karan shot a quickfire 10 questions to both Kareena and Alia, and the actresses have also given answers at a rapid pace.

Here are those ten questions and answers:
1. Karan: A movie experience you can never erase from your memory? Kareena: Tashan Alia: Kuch Kuch Hota Hain
2. Karan: A film in Indian cinema you wish you would’ve done? Kareena: Kal Ho Na Ho Alia: Kuch Kuch Hota Hain
3. Karan: The sexiest movie star of Indian cinema? Kareena: Saif Ali Khan Alia: Hrithik Roshan
4. Karan: An all time beauty of Indian cinema? Kareena: Sharmila Tagore Khan Alia: Madhubala
5. Karan: An actor of Indian cinema - benchmarks of craft? Kareena: Amir Khan Alia: Tabu
6. Karan: Name an overrated film and underrated film Kareena: Not rating Alia: Lamhe was underrated
7. Karan: An artist you felt threatened by? Kareena: Alia Bhatt Alia: Ranveer Singh
8. Karan: A director who’s legacy is irreplaceable? Kareena: Raj Kapoor Alia: Yash Chopra and David Dhawan
9. Karan: Piece of advice to an aspiring actor? Kareena: Show your talent and move on Alia: Have patience
10. Karan: One piece of criticism and praise you agree with? Kareena: Main apnea favourite hoon! Alia: I speak very fast. I cry very well on screen.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 07, 2020 17:50 IST
Sushant Singh's Dil Bechara trailer beats Avengers Endgame record of maximum views & likes in 24hours

It's been a difficult year for Bollywood for having lost one of the most talented actors of the industry, Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor who made his debut with Kai Po Che had grown heaps and bounds in terms of his career. Soon after his movie MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant became a megastar in the industry and was offered a plethora of big films. However, his fans are shocked to have witnessed this day where they are rooting for his last film, Dil Bechara. To honour his legacy, the trailer of Dil Bechara, which dropped yesterday, has the maximum likes and views in mere 24 hours.

The official trailer of the film has been largely viewed by his fans who all have immense love for the actor. This is why they have managed to break the record of the previously highly watched trailer of Avengers Endgame, a Hollywood superhero film. Yes, you read that right. Within 24 hours, the trailer has got more than 30 million views and 5.9 million likes on it. Dil Bechara is the official Hindi remake of the Hollywood film The Fault In Our Stars. Along with Sushant, it stars newcomer Sanjana Sanghi and has been directed by Mukesh Chabbra.
The movie will drop the digital platform Disney+ Hotstar on July 24. To honour the actor's legacy, the streaming platform has decided to release the movie for all their views subscribed and non-subscribed.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 07, 2020 17:42 IST
Aashiqui actor Rahul Roy opens up about nepotism in Bollywood, says 'People give more respect to bigger stars'

Rahul Roy became the heartthrob of every girl after his romantic film Aashiqui released on big screens. Soon after that, however, the actor disappeared from the industry and never made a comeback. Opening up about his situation had he not taken a sabbatical, Rahul told a leading website, "What would have happened? I would be making a shitload of more money or would have been where my colleagues are? Isse jyada kya hota? Mera bank balance badhta and about stardom, everyone knew me globally, it is just that people give much more respect to the so called bigger stars my colleagues which they have earned it, no doubt but what more? Everyone's journey is different. I am not the one to regret."
He added, Of course, there are days when you remember that what if I had continued irrespective of hits or flops, maybe I would have been indifferent place, I agree and accept that but there is no need to regret because the 8-9 years I was away from cinema has also given me the depth and changed me as a person. And now the kind of films that will come, I am enjoying the cinema."
He further added about his views on nepotism and said, "I thrive on being the underdog. I think when you focus on your craft it is always good to surprise and bring so-called powers down with janta's verdict. This outsider label is not just in our industry, it is in every industry. So of course, these people of the industry, as they say, might get the opportunity but how many of them do we know did not reach the heights of their parents. Eventually, your craft, if you liked, no amount of followers can get you respect. Even if I do something wrong, I won't be spared. It doesn't really matter anymore."
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Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 07, 2020 17:06 IST
Adhyayan Suman reveals he's been a victim of Bollywood's power dynamics as his 14 films were shelved; Read on

Shekhar Suman's son Adhyayan Suman recalls his struggle with power dynamics in Bollywood. After actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide, the industry has come under the radar for possible malpractice with struggling actors. Adding his own experience to this, Adhyayan says, "Power dynamics and groupism are there in the industry since years. It happened to me too. My 14 films were shelved and the box-office collection of my films were projected wrongly."

He added, "People haven’t paid attention to this earlier. It’s very unfortunate that we required a Sushant Singh Rajput to commit suicide for people to realise. I am pretty sure that there might be some pressure as well even if it’s a suicide and not a murder. Because I understand the bigger you get here, they put the pressure on you and no one knows what their intentions are behind all these. It is very difficult to trust anybody in our industry.”
He further expressed his views on nepotism and said, "People who are blindly fighting or talking about nepotism, I would like to say ‘Don’t fight on nepotism but fight for groupism, camps that exist in the industry and the production houses that don’t allow talented actors in the industry. Ye industry kisi star kids ki mohtaz nahi hain. It’s a business proposition. If you are not No. 1 in the business, you are of no use. In this movie mafia, there are also outsiders who are manipulating so that new talent can’t come in the industry” adding,
“People are blaming the star kids which is not right. I am also a star kid but still am struggling and haven’t done a big banner film. People troll me saying that my dad has given me films. Where are these films?”