MUMBAI: The past week was a huge one for Bollywood. While ‘Chennai Express’ released, and looks like there is no halting this juggernaut, Salman celebrated a quiet Eid at home. Alia Bhatt, on the other hand, walked the ramp as Priyanka Chopra became a paisewali.
‘Chennai Express’, Full Speed Ahead: What Shah Rukh Khan was promoting for over two months finally culminated this week with the release of ‘Chennai Express’. And it created records at the box office. The movie earned Rs 6.75 crores nett through paid previews and Rs 33.12 crores nett on Friday. It became the film to earn the highest through paid previews. At the same time, it also broke ‘Ek Tha Tiger’s record of highest collection on the day of release. The film won’t rest till it breaks ‘3 Idiots’ record at the box-office, of being the highest grosser.
Bollywood Reunion: A lot has been spoken about the Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan hug at Baba Siddiqui’s Iftar party. But the two actors were seen at the same location within a few minutes of each other. Both Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan shot at Mehboob Studios for their respective shoots. While it is publicly not known whether they spoke to each other at the studio, we’ll wager that they did.
Alia Bhatt, Hot Model: Many Bollywood actors and actresses walked at the India International Jewellery Week which ended this week. But no one made more of an impression than Alia Bhatt. While everyone wore traditional outfits, full of colour, Alia Bhatt wore a black dress while doing the catwalk for designer Pallavi Foley. She wore hoops with pearls fitted into it. Goes without saying, that the crowd ended up enamoured by her.
Priyanka Paisewali: Priyanka Chopra had sworn off item numbers with suggestive lyrics. Remember when she checked the lyrics to ‘Babli Badmaash’ beforehand? Looks like she has finally thrown all caution to the wind. She appeared in two promotional videos for the ‘Zanjeer’ remake. While the first one concentrated on the actor Ram Charan Teja, it also had Priyanka Chopra mouthing suggestive lyrics while handling Ram Charan’s gun. For the second song, Pinky Paisewali, her character Pinky does not belong to any Mumbaiwala, or Dilliwala, but she belongs to the Paisewalon.
Eid Mubarak: Finally, Eid arrived on Friday and Bollywood hosted Eid parties. While Shah Rukh Khan had a gathering for the media, Amitabh Bachchan attended a party hosted by directed Shaad Ali. Javed Jaffrey too hosted his annual Eid party. But the odd one out was Salman Khan, who not having an Eid release this year, stayed at home and spent a quiet Eid with his family.