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AR Rahman Birthday Special – 10 Interesting Facts about the Music King

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As the Music Composer A R Rahman turns 52, we see him being the most viral man over the internet and social media. He has all the reasons to be the star of the day. He has made our country to be recognised in the music world. He is a globally acclaimed musician and singer and has bagged several awards to make India proud emerging as an international figure. The fact of the matter is, this name gives big reason to smile and feel proud of this man. His biggest success if truly comparable. On this day, when the music composer is celebrating his big day, it would be interesting to check some of the hidden facts about this music king, have the ten of these as under:

1). A Wonder Balloon Boy – Being a child, he was first seen over the Doordarshan’s wonder Balloon. He turned popular for playing four keyboards at a time.
2). Computer Engineer- In his student life, he wanted to become an IT Engineer.
3). A Road in Canada- His fans in Canada has named one street at Markham in the honour of singer and music composer in November 2013.
4). He shares his Birthday with his son – Yes you heard it right, AR Rahman and his son called Ameen have a common birth date, which makes them celebrate their big days on the same day.
5). Worked with several Hollywood ventures – Apart from the Daniel Boyle’s film Slumdog Millionaire, AR Rahman has worked with several other Hollywood films. These include Lord Of War and 127 Hours.
6). In Limca Book – His name is included in the records of Limca Book of Records for being the Indian of the Year for Contribution to several music award.
7). Oscar-Winning Song – His Oscar-winning son include the one from the film Slumdog Millionaire called Jai Ho and the Salman Khan starrer movie Yuvraj.
8). Several Awards in his kitty – He bagged four national awards, 2 Oscars, 15 Filmfare awards both for South and Bollywood. In his career so far, her has been nominated by 138 nominations and has won 117 out of it.
9). Two Oscars at a time- He is the only Indian and Asian to have two Oscars and that too in the same year.
10). Airtel’s Signature Tune- AR Rahman composed the tune, and it remains the most downloaded mobile music. As per reports, it has more than 150 million downloads.

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Kangana Ranaut heads to Himachal Pradesh temple to seek blessings before her film- Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi’s release

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The Kangana Ranaut starrer film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has been drawn into one issue to the other ever since it was announced in the media. Right from the protests to the issues with the cast and crew, the film has always remained at the limelight. In other words, there is no dearth of reasons for the film to remain in the news for all wrong reasons. However, with all the hue and cry the makers had the fate clear to get their film released. Finally, they are able to release their film on the eve of Republic Day. Though it will clash with a few, but the makers are confident that it will attract the audience on a big day. Also, the film has an apt release date, which will again help the movie.

Kangana Ranaut is playing the lead role in the film playing the character of Rani Laxmi Bai. The film is directed by the Krish fame filmmaker and he along with the producers are busy promoting the film in the media. He has given Kangana an opportunity to carry out the film’s promotion in her hometown in Himachal Pradesh. The lady also visited the popular Kuldevi Maa Mahisasurmaradini temple in the Himachal Pradesh to seek the blessing of the goddess just before she is heading for her film release. The Tanu Weds Manu actor has been seen in a traditional dress and she looks stunning as usual.

She just posed a photograph just before entering into the temple. She was seen with her heavy traditional dress along with her heavy gold jewellery along with having choker. She carried a beautiful smile while she was seen posing for the photograph with folded hands. The movie is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and is seen revolving around the infamous fight she had against the mighty British East India Company in the year 1857. The film as said is releasing on 25th January which is an apt time for such releases. We wish her good luck for her film release, while you stay tuned with us to know more about this film and others only with us.

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5 Bollywood Films that changed its original titles on CBFC’s Objection

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The B Town films often face the scissor of CBFC when the makers present them to get the certification. Some films also get a change in the titles as well. The recent example of the Emraan Hashmi movie called Cheat India that is now named Why Cheat India as suggested by the Censor Board. Similarly, there are many more such movies that changed their original titles once the CBFC objected, let’s check the five of these:

1). Padmaavat – The Sanjay Leela Bhansali was amidst the huge controversy when it was released in the screens. Fringe group objected a lot on the queen Padmavati was seen dancing that made the Censor Board ask for a change in its title.

2). Why Cheat India – the original title of the film was Cheat India and when the makers presented before the censor board, they had some reservations on its title. According to the board, the title seems to be misleading and hence they changed it to Why Cheat India from Cheat India.

3). Loveyatri – The film’s title was changed from Loveratri to Loveyarti as one of the complaints was hurled over it that stated that the title is misleading and hurting to the religious sentiments of the Hindu community celebrating the fest of Navratra.

4). Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela: Before the film Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had gone through the pain of changing his original title. His film was earlier titled as Ramleela which was objected by a community about some religious sentiments were hurt.

5). R…Rajkumar – Earlier the film was titled as Rambo Rajkumar but soon it faced some copyright issues. This made the makers change the title to R.. Rajkumar for the film starring Shahid Kapoor.

Wrapping Up

Besides the above list of films, other many more movies changed their names for various reasons as indicated by the Censor Board. It did hamper the fervour and spirits of the maker, but at the end of the day, they seemed to have settled down with the change. Do you have such list, better share with us!

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Know 10 new records set by Rohit’s ‘Simmba’. 3rd film from 2018 to cross 200 Cr.

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Moviemaker Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, featuring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan, has outperformed the lifetime increase (local) of Chennai Express. The film is currently Rohit Shetty’s greatest grosser and remains at a gathering of Rs 227 crore at the local film industry.

Film trade examiner Taran Adarsh refreshed the movies figures of the film on Twitter, “#Simmba crosses *lifetime biz* of #ChennaiExpress and develops Rohit Shetty’s most noteworthy grosser… [Week 3] Fri 2.60 cr, Sat 4.51 cr, Sun 5.30 cr, Mon 2.86 cr. All out: ₹ 227.71 cr. India business. BLOCKBUSTER.” According to Bollywood Hungama, the lifetime accumulation of Chennai Express at the residential film industry remains at Rs 227 crore.

The film has got a huge response from out of the country. Earlier Taran updated about the business of film in the international market in his one of the tweets, “#Simmba crosses $ 12 million from international markets, after Weekend 3… Total till 13 Jan 2019: $ 12.230 million [₹ 86.61 cr]… Has emerged Rohit Shetty’s highest grosser in #Australia [A$ 1,439,876; still going strong]… #Overseas.”

In one more tweet, Taran confirmed that the movie earned 150 crores in its first week and 61 crores in the second week of its release. The movie has jumped quickly into the 100 crore business in just five days and touched the mark of 200 crores in first 12 days.

Becoming Ranveer’s highest opening film, it has become Rohit Shetty’s eight consecutive films to cross 100 crores and has collected 350 crores globally.

Here are 10 records the film broke in the cinematic world.

  1. Simmba has turned into Ranveer’s second best film after Padmaavat which made Rs 525 crore around the world.
  2. Simmba is Rohit Shetty’s best film at the residential film industry with accumulations of Rs 227 crore in the wake of beating his most punctual most noteworthy earning film Chennai Express.
  3. Simmba is Rohit’s eighth back to back film to make Rs 100 crore, the main Bollywood movie producer to achieve such a reputation.
  4. Simmba is Ranveer best solo film.
  5. Simmba is Sara’s best film, as well. Her first film Kedarnath made around Rs 66 crore.
  6. Simmba is the thirteenth film of 2018 to cross the Rs 100 crore check.
  7. Simmba is the third film of 2018 to enter the Rs 200 crore clubs after Sanju and Padmaavat.
  8. Simmba is the Ranveer’s most noteworthy opening film. It opened at Rs 20.72 crore.
  9. Simmba is Sara Ali Khan’s most noteworthy opening film, as well.
  10. As indicated by Boxofficeindia, com, the film is the tenth most noteworthy NETT grosser ever.

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