| Published: 16:07 [IST] Kannada television industry is now in par with Sandalwood. Daily soap telecast across different channels have overwhelming amount of viewership. There is a tough battle between the shows, which compete against one another for the TRP. TRP or Television Rating Points may not be an important factor for the audience, but it plays a vital role in determining the fate of the television shows. And this year, for the first time ever Zee Kannada has managed to beat Colors by gathering the highest impressions! Read below for more details Zee Beats Colors For a long time now, Zee Kannada was trying its best to reach the top spot. Colors Kannada has always managed to be the most watched channel. As we enter a new year, for the first time ever, Zee Kannada has snatched the top 1 spot by Colors Kannada. Zee has set a record by earning the highest impressions according to BAARC India reports. Highest Ratings In First Week It's only been over a week since the new year 2019 started and Zee Kannada has already beat Colors Kannada by earning higher TRP points. While Colors Kannada has received 391735 points, Zee has overpowered it by getting 415697 points. Also, Zee has taken the first spot. Zee Warns Colors Though Zee Kannada has got the first spot in the first week of 2019, we need wait and watch if it'll be able to retain the points in the coming week too. But, seems like Zee has warned Colors about the tough competition. Top Shows Of Colors Kannada Agnisakshi, Radha Ramana, Puttgowri Maduve, Kulavadu, Lakshmi Baramma, Padmavati. Shani and Mahakali are some of the most watched shows of Colors Kannada. Reality shows such as Maja Talkies and Maja Weekend are also fans' favorite. Top Shows Of Zee Kannada Subbalakshmi Samsaara, Naagini, Yare Ni Mohini, Sri Vishnu Dashavathara, Brahmagantu, Paru, Jodi Hakki, Kamali and Ganga are the most watched shows of Zee Kannada.
| Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10:25 [IST] Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike released on January 11, 2019 and the movie received a lot of positive reviews from all corners. The patriotic movie struck the right chord among the masses and the footfalls to the theatres were much more than expected. The word of mouth was enough to attract the audiences and the Friday (Day 1) collections started off on a positive note and the weekend collections will give the movie a boost at the box office. Uri: The Surgical Strike Box Office Collection (Day 1) Friday Uri: The Surgical Strike collected a whopping Rs 8.20 Crores at the box office on Friday (Day 1) of its release. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#2019 begins with a bang... #UriTheSurgicalStrike embarks on a flying start... Should witness growth on Day 2 and Day 3... Fri ₹ 8.20 cr. India biz. #Uri." Uri: Weekend Box Office Predictions Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike is expected to rake in more money during the weekend and as per estimates, the film might collect anywhere between Rs 10 to 15 Crore on Day 2, Saturday. Uri: Sunday Box Office Predictions Since the word of mouth to Uri: The Surgical Strike is pretty strong and good across all corners, the Sunday (Day 3) box office prediction is estimated to be somewhere between Rs 15 to 18 Crores at the box office. Uri Budget & Screens Across The Country Uri was made on a budget of Rs 25 Crores and the movie might get the returns on investment by the first weekend itself. Uri released in over 2200 screens all across India.
| Published: 11:48 [IST] The suave and charming Ram Charan is one of the most talented and successful young stars in the Telugu film industry today. An ale performer, the 'Mega Powerstar' enjoys a pretty good fan following because of his gripping screen presence, warm nature and sincere performances. During his career, He has starred in quite a few popular movies and this has helped him find a foothold in the industry. At present, he is in the limelight because of his latest release Vinaya Vidheya Rama. The action- drama hit the screens yesterday (January 11, 2019) and it has opened to a decent response at the box office. Day 1 Collections According to the early trade estimates, Vinaya Vidheya Rama opened on a fair note at the worldwide box office and collected around Rs 14 Crore on the opening day. The general feeling is that this is an okayish figure but it could have been a lot better. The Stakes Are Pretty High Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a crucial release for Ram Charan and will pre whether he has the capability t deliver back-to-back hits or not. The film's pre-release business is far better than that of Rangasthalam. As such, there is a lot riding on the Boyapati Srinu directorial. The WOM Is Negative The general feeling is that Vinaya Vidheya Rama is a pretty ordinary film that fails to offer anything new or fresh. Most viewers have criticised the lacklustre screenplay and the excessive bloodshed. Ram Charan's performance too has received a mixed response. As such, the WOM is far from ideal. And, needless to say, this might prove to be a cause of worry for Vinaya Vidheya Rama The Road Ahead The Venkatesh-Varun Tej starrer F 2 hit the screens today(January 12, 2019). Being a comedy, it is likely to emerge as the top choice of the fans this Sankranthi season. This coupled with the negative reviews could prove to be a cause of worry for Vinaya Vidheya Rama. In other words the future might not be that bright.
Updated: 10:43 [IST] Ranbir Kapoor is planning a surprise for Alia Bhatt, takes advise from Kareena Kapoor | FilmiBeat We all love suprise parties, don't we? Especially if it's planned by someone who holds a special place in our hearts. Well, it looks like Ranbir Kapoor is soon going to throw a surprise bash for his ladylove Alia Bhatt. And guess what, to make sure that things don't go wrong, he planned to seek Kareena Kapoor Khan's help to make sure that all's perfect. Recently when Kareena got her cousin Ranbir on line for a special segment for her radio show What Women Want, the 'Sanju' actor asked her about the things one needs to plan a surprise party for their loved one. Here's what happened next- Kareena Had The Perfect Reply She told Ranbir, "You need to know what the person really wants - their likes and dislikes, and whether they get impressed by a sweet romantic dinner or a wild party." We Agree With Bebo! "It depends on how the person is. So, you've got to choose between a date night and a wild one," she further added. This Is How Kareena Plans A Party For Saif The actress revealed, "For instance, Saif likes to chill, hang out, listen to jazz and have some wine. So, I always plan it that way. A quiet date night with just me for company." Kareena Picks Up 'Wild Parties' For Ranbir "But if I had to plan one for you (Ranbir), it would be very wild. It all depends on the person and the timing." On the work front, Ranbir Kapoor will be next seen in Ayan Mukherji's fantasy adventure Brahmastra alongside his girlfriend Alia Bhatt. He will also be seen in Shamshera which has Sanjay Dutt playing the main antagonist. Kareena, on the other hand, has Akshay Kumar starrer Good News and Karan Johar's multistarrer 'Takht'.
| Published: 9:34 [IST] The 'Ultimate Star' Ajith Kumar is one of the biggest and most revered names in the Tamil film industry today. A self-made man, he is held in high regard by all and sundry because of his impressive screen presence and humble nature. At present, 'Thala' is in the limelight bec ause of his latest release Viswasam. The film hit the screens on January 10, 2019 and collected nearly Rs 17 Crore on the opening day. On Day 2, it remained as solid as rock. Here is the complete report. Day 2 Collections According to the latest trade estimates, Viswasam collected between Rs 12 Crore and Rs 15 Crore at the Tamil Nadu box office and continued its good run. It reigned supreme in the B and C centres and raked in a good amount. The official figures are likely to be revealed soon A Slight Dip While these figures are a bit lower than the Day 1 collections, this is hardly a cause of worry as yesterday (January 11, 2019) was a working day and not a holiday. Viswasam Dominates Petta Viswasam hit the screens with the Rajinikanth starrer Petta and this has prevented it from performing to its full potential. However, Viswasam has nonetheless crushed the competition. Petta has proved to be no match for it in the B and C centres. It is also the first choice of the family audience. The WOM Is Awesome The general feeling is that Viswasam is a pretty good mass movie that is bound to click big with the family audience. It is in perfect sync with the festive mood of Pongal and has plenty to offer the viewers. Ajith has been praised for his impressive performance while ‘Thalaivi' Nayanthara too has impressed the critics. As such, the WOM is quite positive and this should help it remain the top choice of the fans. The Future Looks Bright Viswasam is likely to show good growth over the extended Pongal break and rake in the moolah. In other words, it is set to become the most successful film of Ajith Kumar's career. Enough said!
4:00 [IST] Lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar recently attended the centenary celebration of late Poet Kaifi Azmi and took the opportunity to address the issue of art being caught in the cross-fire of geopolitics. Javed Akhtar responded to the recent controversy sparked by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, who said that the Supreme Court would not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it damages their culture. As reported by Pinkvilla, Javed Akhtar took the opportunity on Thursday evening to respond to this and said, "This is all wrong, there shouldn't be any such talks coming from here, neither from there, as well." "There are so many good serials which come from there (Pakistan) and they should be able to telecast here but they don't, and our good programmes should be able to telecast there, and why should not they telecast over there and which culture is getting damaged? Neither theirs, nor our culture could get damaged," he added. He is not happy with art and artists being caught in the cross fire of politics. "These are just talks and people keep on jabbering about something or the other, someone does not want Ghulam Ali to come to India, and people from Pakistan keep on saying something else, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle haven't been able to go to Pakistan," he said. Akhtar sir added, "In India people don't want Pakistani artistes, this is all wrong. As far as art and culture is concerned, whether people from Pakistan or from India, every avenue and path should be open for it." The centenary celebrations of late poet Kaifi Azmi was organized by the Mijwan Welfare Society. The informal evening was graced by the presence of Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Aditi Rao Hydari and many others.
| Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 20:17 [IST] Sara Khan has always been targeted by the haters. She was trolled for almost everything she did on social media. A few months ago she was trolled for posing nude for her album song 'Black Heart'. A few days ago, she was trolled for posing in a bikini. Recently, she shared a good news with her fans. But instead of the news, her picture grabbed all attention. She looked different - her fuller lips caught everyone's attention and people started asking her whether she has opted for lip surgery. She was trolled brutally on social media. A few felt she looked better before the surgery, while some of them called her 'cartoon', 'pig', 'gorilla' and what not! Well, the actress seems to be unaffected by trolls! Sara Reacts To The Trolls When Bollywoodlife contacted Sara on the reaction to the trolls, she said, "I'm loving it and laughing at it. The haters can go to any extent to get the attention and I'm used to trolling." My Lip Surgery Has Got Completely Amazingly Done & I'm Loving It Regarding people trolling her for ‘lip surgery gone wrong', Sara said, "There is news coming up that my lip surgery has gone wrong. I just want to share that my lip surgery has got completely amazingly done. And I love it myself so much. I'm loving it." ‘It’s Not Lip Surgery It’s A Lip Filler!’ When probed further regarding her lip surgery, she said, "I've used lip fillers actually, it is not a lip surgery. So, the people who are saying its lip surgery, are wrong. It's a lip filler. I want to educate people that there's a difference between filler and surgery." Sara Adds… "From my debut show till now, I have only done one thing which is to my lips that too just now. Apart from that, I have groomed myself. But there's been no surgery."
| Published: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1:54 [IST] Many celebs attended the success bash held for the new web series, Rangbaaz. Rangbaaz is a Zee5 original web series, which released on December 22nd, 2018. It is a crime thriller based on the true story of Shiv Prakash Shukla, a notorious criminal from Uttar Pradesh. The web series has been well received by critics and audiences, so the team held a party to celebrate its success. Celebs Saqib Saleem, Aahana Kumra, Ranvir Shorey, Rhea Chakraborty made it to the bash. Check out the pictures! Rangbaaz Actors Ranvir & Saqib Poke Fun At Each Other Rangbaaz actors Ranvir Shorey and Saqib Saleem poke fun at each other as they are snapped at the Rangbaaz success bash. Ranvir Shorey looks handsome in a navy blue suit with blue checkered shirt. Saqib Saleem, who plays Shiv Prakash Shukla in the series, looks cool in a khaki coloured jumpsuit for the occasion. Who said men can't pull off jumpsuits? Saqib Saleem Poses With Co-Actor Aahana Kumra Saqib Saleem poses with his co-actor Aahana Kumra for a picture. Aahana is looking very pretty in a pink crop top and skirt set. The show received good reviews from critics, who especially praised Saqib for his performance in his debut web series. Aahana Stepped Into The Shoes Of Priyanka Gandhi In The Accidental Prime Minister Aahana Kumra played the role of Priyanka Gandhi in the newly released ‘The Accidental Prime Minister' starring Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna. She revealed to Bollywood Life that she did not thread her eyebrows for a year to look her part in the film. Gorgeous Ladies Rhea & Rakul Come Together For A Pic Jalebi actress Rhea Chakraborty attended the Rangbaaz success bash. She posed for a photo with the South Indian actress, Rakul Preet Singh. Rhea looked stunning in a shimmery silver dress with a thigh high slit. The pretty Rakul Preet Singh wore a chic tan colored skirt with a black sleeveless top.