Rajinikanth To Be Bestowed With The Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Shatrughan Sinha And R Madhvan React

Rajinikanth, the superstar of Tamil cinema, is all set to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Here's what his friends and colleagues have to say

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Rajinikanth To Be Bestowed With The Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Shatrughan Sinha And R Madhvan React
Tamil cinema’s biggest superstar Rajinikanth is the recipient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. The jury that selected Rajinikanth for this honour included singer Asha Bhosle, singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, filmmaker Subhash Ghai, Malayalam actor Mohanlal and Bengali actor Biswajeet.

Reacting to the honour, friend and colleague Shatrughan Sinha says, “He is a very dear friend and any honour bestowed on him is an honour for me. Rajini would seek my advice when offered Hindi films. He has always been very generous in his appreciation of me. He had called me his Guru. And when we worked together in KC Bokadia’s Asli Naqli in 1986, he jokingly told everyone he was the naqli Shatrughan Sinha. That’s the greatness of this humble man.”

While rival and good friend, Kamal Haasan remained unavailable for comment , in an old  interview with me, Kamal Haasan had commented on his much-discussed relationship with Rajinikanth.  “Both of us were young actors who started from scratch. He was the bus conductor with acting aspirations. I was the clapper boy who got the clap in my very film (Kamal Haasan played a character with venereal disease in his first adult role). We didn’t have fathers to make movies for us. But we had the same godfather- K.Balachander. I’d do anything he asks me to, no question of refusing him…When we were still in our 20s, I asked Rajniji why he has to be so stylized on screen. He told me that’s the secret of his future success.”

Adds R Madhavan, “It is so richly divided and about time he got it.”


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Will Smith’s Wife Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Being ‘Infatuated’ With Over Women

During an episode of Red Table Talk, Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith admitted that she has been ‘infatuated’ with women and also swooned over them a couple of times. Read more here

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Will Smith’s Wife Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Being ‘Infatuated’ With Over Women
We have heard many saying that they have a female or male crush on someone or on some celebrity. However, having a crush on someone is different but have you ever been attracted to the same sex? Well, Hollywood actor Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed that she felt infatuated with a woman but never been in love with them. That’s right! During the March 31 episode of her Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, Jada and her mother, host Adrienne Banfield-Norris along with daughter Willow Smith were seen discussing same-sex attraction where Jada happened to reveal the same.

Jada said, “It wasn’t for me either. I love being amongst women, but I never could connect to women romantically. But it’s not to say that it couldn’t be. You just never know.” However, when her 20-year-old daughter Willow said she’d had her “fair share” of “swooning” over women, Jada conceded that she has done that too. “I’ve swooned a lot,” she said. “I will say that. I’ve had two times I’ve been like infatuated with a woman. I’ve swooned two times. Early, early on. Like 20.” Furthermore, Adrienne aka Gammy also added saying that while she has never been attracted to a woman romantically, she was more inclined to do a three-way affair. “I know I’ve thought about, ‘Oh wow a threesome might be really enjoyable,’” she said. 

“But [I] just could never… You know how I was raised with all that guilt and shame around sex. So, I definitely didn’t have the freedom to consider it as far as love is concerned,” she added. Gammy also admitted that for her, a threesome seems like it would be extremely pleasurable. Well, this seems like a nice conversation. What do you think of this topic?


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RRR: SS Rajamouli’s Period Drama Starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan And Alia Bhatt Has Already Earned Rs 900 Crore Pre-Release, Sets A New Record

Even before its release, SS Rajamouli’s period drama RRR has collected Rs 900 crore pre-release from theatrical, digital, satellite and music rights

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RRR: SS Rajamouli’s Period Drama Starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan And Alia Bhatt Has Already Earned Rs 900 Crore Pre-Release, Sets A New Record
Following Baahubali series, SS Rajamouli’s yet to be released flick, RRR has already created a new record. Starring Jr. NTR, Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt in the pivotal role, the film has already done a business of whopping Rs. 900 crore before its release as per reports in Pinkvilla. This is almost double of Baahubali’s pre-release business which was Rs. 500 crore. This Rs. 900 crore is a summation of theatrical, digital, music and satellite rights. For your better understanding, the portal also shared the break up. 

Beginning with theatrical rights, Andhra Pradesh has bought the rights for Rs. 165 crore, followed by North India with Rs. 140 crore, on the third spot is the Nizam territory with Rs. 75 crore, on fourth spot is Tamil Nadu with Rs. 48 crore, on fifth spot is Karnataka Rs. 45 crore and Kerala on the sixth spot with Rs. 15 crore. Meanwhile, the overseas rights are sold for Rs. 70 crore. Thus, getting the total of theatrical rights to Rs. 570 Crore. 

Followed by digital rights in all languages being sold for Rs. 170 crore, satellite rights sold for Rs. 130 crore and lastly music rights for Rs. 20 crore. This totals upto Rs. 890 crore.
 

Besides this, portal also estimates that film which is set for a Dussehra release will open at Rs. 350 crore that hints at the makers minting an excess profit of Rs. 500 crore. Now it is time to wait and watch how the film performs in theatres on its release. ALSO READ: RRR: Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, NTR, Ram Charan Starrer Gets A Release Date; To Have A Worldwide Release On Dussehra – Deets Here


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