Expresso Bollywood News Update at 11:30 am on 14 August 2023

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Expresso Bollywood News Update at 11:30 am on 14 August 2023

Latest Bollywood News Today Transcript at 11:30 AM on 14 August 2023

In our top story. After a thunderous opening of Rs 40.10 crore at the box office on its opening day, Sunny Deol-starrer Gadar 2 maintained its stronghold at the box office as the film earned a massive Rs 43 crore nett at the box office over the weekend. As per industry tracker Sacnilk, this takes the film’s net domestic collection to a whooping Rs 83.10 crore. In 2023, not many films have been able to achieve this kind of numbers during their opening weekend. The only film that enjoyed a bigger opening than Gadar 2 was Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan, which earned Rs 57 crore.


Meanwhile, after opening with an average of Rs 10.26 crore, Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2 saw a jump over the weekend. As per industry tracker Sacnilk, the film collected Rs 14.5 crore. This brings the nett collection to Rs 24.76 crore. The sequel was released alongside Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2, creating a storm at the box office. However, positive reviews and word of mouth seem to be helping OMG 2. Apart from Gadar 2, OMG 2 also faces tough competition from Rajinikanth’s Jailer and Chiranjeevi’s Bholaa Shankar. Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani also occupies some shows as it entered its third week.


OMG 2 is gaining applause from audiences for conveying an important message. Actor Yami Gautam, who portrays a lawyer in the film, is also earning high praise for her role. In her recent Twitter post, Yami responded to a fan’s compliments, sharing her thoughts on the non-linear nature of success in the film industry. Yami wrote – “Some people find success overnight and some have to prove themselves persistently for years. Some people are great at marketing their talent or the lack of it. Some only want their talent to speak. As an actor, I just know how to act and work exceptionally hard on identifying good scripts and versatile characters. That’s my talent.”


Moving on. After the electrifying song “Zinda Banda”, Jawan’s next song is a romantic ballad featuring lead stars Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara. SRK shared a glimpse of “Chaleya”, which will officially drop on all streaming platforms today. He also posted the Telugu and Tamil version of the number which is titled “Chalona” and “Hayyoda”, respectively. While the star posted a short teaser earlier, he shared a longer teaser of the song on Sunday, 13th August. This one has SRK and Nayanthara dancing at a crosswalk. Arijit Singh and Shilpa Rao have given the vocals for “Chaleya”. Jawan also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra and Priyamani, among others. It will hit cinema halls on September 7.


On Sunday, 13th August, actor Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram to honour her late mother, actor Sridevi on her 60th birth anniversary. Janhvi posted a picture of Sridevi, sitting on her mother’s lap, on a film set. In a heartfelt note, she wrote – “Happy birthday Mumma. I know this was one of your favourite places to be, on a film set with your mumma. And today as I’m on a set on your birthday I wish more than ever I had you with me like this. And you could tell me if I’m pushing hard enough or not. And I could see in your eyes if I was making you proud. You’re the reason we keep going.”


Meanwhile, actor Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to play the role of a cop in the upcoming web series Aakhri Sach on Disney+ Hotstar. The show also stars Abhishek Banerjee, Shivin Narang, Danish Iqbal and Sanjeev Chopra. Aakhri Sach is helmed by Robbie Grewal. In the show, Tamannaah takes on the role of a dedicated cop whose focus is on finding the missing clue in a case. She aims to uncover the truth behind a shocking incident that had a huge impact on the entire country. Based on the spine-chilling case of the Burari deaths, the official synopsis reads – “A bone-chilling tale that unravels the most twisted ties of fate.” The show will start streaming on August 25.


Actor Sushmita Sen is elated with the latest feather added to her hat. The former Miss Universe received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Techno India University in West Bengal. While Sushmita was unable to receive it in person, her father Shubeer Sen accepted it on her behalf. Sharing photos of the honorary doctorate and her father accepting it at the felicitation ceremony, the actor wrote, “Honorable Dr Sushmita Sen. Just had to see how it looked together. Missed receiving the D.Litt in person, down with the worst viral. But to have my father receive this honour on my behalf, this is everything! Thank you, Baba, you stood tall & proud!”


Lastly, actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada has been sentenced to six months in jail and fined Rs 5,000 for a case dating back several years. It was alleged that she did not pay Employee State Insurance funds to her theatre workers. According to a report by India Today, Jayaprada’s brother Raja Babu and her business colleague Ram Kumar were also held guilty. The second metropolitan magistrate court in Egmore held them guilty of failing to comply with the statutory obligations of payment of contributions due to the ESI corporation. The ESI cited that they broke the law by not making contributions under The Employees State Insurance Act, leading to charges against them.

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