Bollywood Gupshup: September

In a month when films like Akira and Baar Baar Dekho were slated to release, who would have thought that Pink would be the biggest hit? The movie which spoke about women-empowerment not only impressed the critics but also worked at the box-office. Tapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan, in particular, earned rave reviews for their performances in the movie. Baar Baar Dekho and Akira, on the other hand, were out of theaters within a week. The failure of the two movies, especially Baar Baar Dekho, came as a surprise as it boasted of a stellar cast and great production values. Guess, it’s time producers realize that content is king, and only a solid plot can make a film successful. Besides this, there was a lot more that happened in Bollywood last month. Did you miss out on the gossip? Get up-to-date with it now. 

Are Sidharth and Katrina the new couple in town?


The duo travelled all across the country to promote their movie – Baar Baar Dekho. The film may not have worked but there’s a lot of talk about the growing friendship between Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra. None of them have spoken about it yet, and we’ll let you as soon as we have any more gossip on this. 

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil trailer out


After releasing the teaser in August, Karan Johar launched two songs of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, last month. Both, the title track and Bulleya, are currently ruling all charts. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil trailer was released in September and it crossed seven million views in a short time. The film releases on Diwali and will clash with Shivaay at the box-office. 

Reel and real Dhoni promote their film


India’s ODI and T20 captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined Sushant Singh Rajput for the promotions of his biopic. M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, which showcases the cricketer's journey, released last week and took the box-office by storm. The film is touted to become one of the biggest hits of 2016. 

Rakesh Roshan takes on SRK


Shah Rukh Khan has been trying to convince Rakesh Roshan to avoid the clash between Raees and Kaabil for a while now. The veteran filmmaker, however, is in no mood to listen as he believes that he had locked the release date in advance, and it is Khan who needs to move his film.

MNS asks for ban on Pakistani artistes


The political party, MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) has threatened to stall the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees. They claim that Pakistani actors must not be allowed to work in Bollywood films. Due to this controversy, Fawad Khan left the country, and it is reported that he won't be returning anytime soon.

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