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Aamir’s Dangal remonetises the box office

Analysts expect the movie to become one of the top grossers

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Aamir Khan’s Dangal, which opened on Friday, has come as a boon for cinemas in the era of demonetisation. Analysts and multiplexes believe the movie could notch up ₹100 crore in the opening weekend itself and become one of the top grossers.

The movie, from the studios of Disney Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions, has been released across 4,300 screens in India and about 1,000 screens internationally.

Trade analyst Komal Nahata said the movie will appeal to both the masses and the classes as well the urban and the rural consumers.

“It is expected to see historic box-office collections on the opening day. Going by early indications, the movie is also expected to see record lifetime collections,” he added.

According to some analysts, a reason could be that the film is based on a popular sport, wrestling. Besides, earlier this year, the audience had given a thumbs-up to Salman Khan’s Sultan, also based on the same sport. Known to set new records at the box office, the last Aamir Khan-starrer, PK, had raked in an estimated ₹331 crore, becoming the highest grossing bollywood film.

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PV Sunil, CEO and Director, Carnival Cinemas, said, “Dangal is a boon to the film exhibition industry, especially in the current economic conditions. Our first-day occupancy of around 50 per cent in the matinee shows seems very promising and hints towards a big domestic weekend collection of the film.”

Ticketing platform BookMyShow said it has already hit its fastest one million ticket milestone for a movie with Dangal clocking sales of over ₹20 crore.

Devang Sampat, Director – Strategic Initiatives, Cinépolis India added, “The movie is expected to see a long run at the box office as it is benefiting from a strong word of mouth.”

Tinku Singh, Group President & Chief Strategy Officer SRS Group, said: “Since demonetisation, we have seen a drop in ticket sales at our cinemas, especially in tier-2 cities. But with Dangal, we are seeing average occupancies of 60-65 per cent on the first day.”

The film has brand association tie-ups with Bournvita, Vivel and Nissan Datsun.

source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com / The Business Line / Home> Variety / by Meenakshi Verma Ambwani / December 23rd, 2016

Aamir Khan humbled by Police officials’ congratulatory messages!

By Glamsham Editorial

The second season of Aamir Khan’s TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, which brings lesser-discussed social issues to the audience’s drawing rooms, has got a favorable response from the viewers, especially the police officials.

The second episode Aamir Khan dealt with the problems faced by the Police system in our country and he went through the nuances of the day to day life problems faced by the police officers.

After the episode went on air, Aamir got a lot of congratulatory messages from police force. Right from the constables to high ranking officers, everyone thanked the actor for his effort.

Recently, when Aamir was driving through the city, one of the traffic constables came to him at the signal and spoke to him about the great gesture the actor made for them. He even said to the actor that it is perhaps the first time someone has understood them and their working conditions.

At a time when the audience is busy blaming the police system to be bad and laid back, Khan made it a point to bring out the problem they face.

Spokesperson of the actor confirmed the news and added, “Aamir is humbled by the messages he has been getting from the police officials. He was very pleased by the encounter he had with the traffic police official too.”

source: http://www.in.movies.yahoo.com / Yahoo Movies India / Home / by Glamsham.com editorial / Glamsham – Thrusday, March 13th, 2014

I will never endorse fairness creams: Aamir Khan

New Delhi :   

One the eve of International Women’s Day, Bollywood star Aamir Khan faced a volley of questions from women journalists, ranging from social causes, to films, to politics, to celebrity endorsements and his diet regime that “makes him look young.”

When asked what he had to say about Bollywood celebrities (Shahrukh Khan, John Abraham) endorsing fairness creams, even for men, and reinforcing stereotypes such as “fair is beautiful”, Khan said “It’s a shame that some people are endorsing and selling these products.” He said he would never do that.

The usually reticent Khan, who has become media-friendly of late, also took great pains to defend his endorsement of aerated drink Coca-cola at a time when pesticide contamination near its bottling plant in Kerala was making news a few years ago.

“I have not been with Coke for 10-15 years now, but at that time I got certain products independently examined through my lawyer and found that pesticide content in Coke was lower than in milk, sugar, tea etc. I think it was because water had pesticide. Reports say that even mother’s milk has pesticide. So, at that time, I could not be dishonest with my decision,” the actor said.

As for water misuse, Khan said no entity, MNC or individual, should be allowed to drain or misuse water. “I am a strong votary of equal distribution of water,” he added.

The actor, who has just launched the second part of his television talk show Satyamev Jayate, got defensive when asked whether the team needed to do more follow-up work on the social issues raised in the show to gain more credibility. Citing the instance of falling number of female foeticide in Punjab after his show on the issue was aired two years back, Khan said even if one girl child survived because of the awareness created by the show, it was worth it. “I have spent two years on the show…the time I could have used on other activities, including spending it with my children. What have you (the critics) done?” he asked.

Parrying questions about his political leanings after sharing the dais with Anna Hazare during the anti-graft agitation and putting in a good word for Arvind Kejriwal, the actor ruled out joining politics. “I am an entertainer and have a social responsibility, which I will strive to fulfil from where I am right now,” he said.

The actor also hedged a question on who he saw as the next Prime Minister — Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi or Arvind Kejriwal. “Taking a name will not be right in a democracy, but I feel people should not look for messiahs outside, but within themselves. Till that day comes, nothing will change drastically. As of now, no single party instils confidence in me,” he added.

source:  http://www.thehindubusinessline.com / Business Line / Home> News / by Our Bureau / New Delhi – March 07th, 2014

Aamir Khan’s step-brother debuts in Bollywood

Another Khan is all set to make his acting debut.

Aamir Khan’s step-brother, Hyder Khan, will be foraying into Bollywood with Dil Toh Dewaana Hai .

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Son of late filmmaker  Tahir Hussain  from his second wife, the young actor was inspired by his father to join the industry. The youngest Khan also learnt the ropes while working under Tahir Hussain as a production controller.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Entertainment> Hindi> Bollywood / TNN / February 04th, 2014

Aamir Khan joins the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign

Zee Media Bureau / Aparna Mudi
Zee Media Bureau / Aparna Mudi

New Delhi:

Superstar Aamir Khan has lent his support to end the violence against women in the global `One Billion Rising` campaign.

In the global campaign, supporters join together to show collective strength to support gender equality and end violence against women. India too has joined in as the instances of rape and brutality in the society today are increasing every year.

Aamir Khan, who has been an active crusader for social causes, has urged people to join hands in support for the campaign. The first episode of the popular television show `Satyameva Jayate` was focussed on female infanticide.

For `One Billion Rising`, the Padma Bhushan Awardee has made a video message to urge his fans to come and join the global movement.

In the video Aamir says, “I believe that to combat violence against women, we men, will first have to change. Raising our hand to strike a woman does not increase our masculinity. Instead, it shows cowardice. If we truly want to be real men, I feel, we will have to first learn to be sensitive. This year, in February, a billion voices will rise again to end violence against women across the world. I would like if you join in and become a part of this movement.”

Last year several celebrities came up to lend a hand to the cause such as Shubha Mudgal, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Shankar, Shabana Azmi. The ghastly act of the gang rape of Jyoti Singh on 16th December 2012, in Delhi brought forward many supporters for the dance demonstration at Parliament Street in the national capital, New Delhi.

In 2014, Actress Gul Panag has also joined in for the cause along with several NGOs from across the country.

source: http://www.zeenews.india.com / Z News / Home> Entertainment> Society / by Aparna Mudi / Thursday – February 06th, 2014