2.0 box office collection: Can Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar’s film take over Baahubali 2? Read expert opinion

Box-office: Can 2.0 take over Baahubali 2?

Box-office: Can 2.0 take over Baahubali 2?

The release of 2.0, the Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer sci-fi film, is just around the corner. The S Shankar directorial is the talk of the town, thanks to its terrific trailer that is laced with several VFX-heavy jaw-dropping sequences. The presence of big names like Rajinikanth and Akshay in the film is, of course, another factor which has contributed to its astounding buzz. But can this buzz translate into numbers at the box-office? Does the film have the potential to cross the lifetime collection of Baahubali 2? We spoke to film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi to find answers to these questions.

2.0 does have all the elements to surpass a Baahubali 2. But everything will eventually and essentially depend on how good the script and the overall content is. If the content clicks, it can challenge the biggest of movies in India. If it doesn’t, then it is obvious that it will come nowhere close,” Akshaye said matter-of-factly.

Citing example of the Aamir Khan-starrer Thugs of Hindostan that failed to perform at the box-office predominantly due to its weak content, Akshaye stressed that the script makes all the difference and that the same applied to 2.0. (2.0 box office collection: Can Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar’s film beat ToH to become the biggest Hindi opener?)

Thugs of Hindostan is one film that one expected to come close to the Hindi version of Baahubali 2. Had it been a well-written film, it would have possibly done it. It had the elements to be able to do that. But its the content, the script that makes the difference. If the script of 2.0 connects with people at large, it can do anything,” he said.


7 Most Hyped Bollywood Weddings Of All Time


Nobody does a wedding like Bollywood does (amen to that!). The starry guest list posing for the shutterbugs, exotic locales, stunning decor, glamourous trousseaus – Bollywood weddings are easily some of the most awaited events of the year. We bring you some of the most hyped Bollywood weddings that are talked about for years to come –

Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza

Riteish and Genelia’s wedding was one of the most talked about weddings, even long before the social media evolution. The son of late politician Vilasrao Deshmukh, the 5-day wedding had a collective budget of Rs. 25 crore, and saw almost every B-Town celeb and political bigwigs in attendance. Paparazzi camped outside each of their venues, and their wedding photos were elaborately splashed across almost every leading daily.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

This royal Bollywood wedding was every bit glitzy and glamorous as the couple in question. The Prince of Pataudi married Bollywood’s (forever) reigning queen in a starry, royal affair with celebrities, politicians and a number of Royal Families in attendance. 5-star hotels were booked in Mumbai and Delhi where guests were put up, and then President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee graced the celebrations too!

Ayush Sharma and Arpita Khan

Salman Khan’s baby sister Arpita Khan tied the knot with longtime sweetheart Ayush Sharma, and naturally, the Khan brothers made sure they gave everyone something to talk about. The couple tied the knot at the exquisite Taj Falaknuma Palace, donning the most high-end, elaborate designer outfits, and their festivities saw celebrities, sportspersons, politicians and businessmen in attendance. The newlyweds reportedly rode a chariot escorted by 50 soldiers and a military band. The Khan siblings shook a leg and treated guests to a performance of a couple of their hit songs. But the craziest part of their wedding was the mob of fans and well-wishers going wild outside the venue to catch a glimpse of the festivities – which needed 600 bouncers to control!

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput

#ShahidkiShaadi broke many ladies’ hearts and the internet too! Despite trying their level best to keep their wedding a private affair, they could not escape the buzz surrounding the occasion. The duo got married in a simple ceremony at a gurudwara in Delhi, followed by a lavish after-party, and a reception in Mumbai attended by some of Shahid’s B-Town buddies. The buzz around the wedding was obvious, and the curiosity around Mira Rajput only added to that buzz.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

When #Virushka said I Do under the Tuscan sun, it was a rather hush-hush affair until an Instagram photo of them announcing their marriage broke the internet. A million reposts, sneaky ceremony videos, and a big fat Mumbai reception easily made their wedding 2017’s B-Town wedding of the year. The couple will celebrate one year of the marriage next month.

Anand Ahuja and Sonam Kapoor

The couple that made #everydayphenomenal kept their wedding plans carefully under wraps until about a week before the wedding when they made the official announcement. But fans definitely weren’t kept in the dark about the festivities. All your favourite celebs took to Instagram to share pictures and videos of the ceremonies, and wedding guests too joined the bandwagon. Instagram was abuzz with constant updates till the wee hours, while Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor treated fans to a quick Instagram live session from the reception.

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

The couple has always been mum when it came to their relationship, and had been at the centre of marriage rumours for a while now (read years!). But the two put all speculation to rest when they announced their wedding on social media. However, the strict ‘no phones’ policy enforced on the guests at their lavish #DeepVeerkiShaadi at Lake Como in Italy, left fans clamouring for even a slight glimpse of their wedding. The official photos released a day after the festivities were plastered in almost every nook and cranny on Instagram. Brace yourself for some major FOMO at their much-awaited Mumbai reception sometime this week.


Bollywood Saddened By Demise of Veteran Singer Mohammad Aziz

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‘My name is Lakhan’ singer Mohammed Aziz passed away from cardiac arrest at Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, according to reports. The veteran actor was 64 years old.

The singer was on his way back to Mumbai from Kolkata when he suffered a heart attack. He was rushed to Nanavati Hospital where he was declared dead.

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Bollywood Mourns Mohammad Aziz’ Demise

Bollywood celebrities and industry members expressed their shock and sadness over the singer’s demise.

Fans Too Remember ‘ Aziz Sahab’

Mohammad Aziz fans also took to Twitter to express their sadness for ‘Aziz Sahab’.

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Sara wants to imbibe work ethics from stepmom Kareena

Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath this December.

At the trailer launch, Sara opened up about what she’d like to imbibe from her stepmother and Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan. Sharing that she’s in awe of Kareena’s work ethics, Sara said, “I think Kareena is extremely professional. The way she does her work, it’s amazing. So I would want to imbibe her professionalism.”

For the uninitiated, Kareena had also lent Sara her make-up artist soon after Sara started working in films. There’s no denying that the two share a heartwarming bond and have also been photographed spending quality time together


Shilpa marks 25 years in Bollywood

Shetty made her film debut in 1993 with director duo Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Baazigar, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

“November 12. On this day I made my debut with Baazigar. I don’t know how time has flown as we celebrate 25 years of Baazigar and 25 years of my career. Heartfelt gratitude from the bottom of my heart,” tweeted Shetty.

After Baazigar, the 43-year-old featured in many films such as Dhadkan, Dus and Life in a… Metro.

She later made India proud by winning the British reality television show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007.

Shetty is currently associated with digital series Hear Me. Love Me, and is a successful entrepreneur.

On the personal front, Shetty got married to businessman Raj Kundra in 2009, and they together have a son named Viaan Raj Kundra.