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“Let’s begin with our top story. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to return to the big screen after four years with Pathaan and while one might think that staying away from the movies might have affected his net worth, this has not been the case. As per a recent list released by the World of Statistics, Shah Rukh Khan is the third richest actor in the world with his net worth at $770 million.
Shah Rukh Khan is the only Indian on the list. SRK, apart from acting, has a sports business, his VFX company and a host of other business ventures.
The top five include Seinfeld star Jerry Seinfeld, Tyler Perry, Top Gun star Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan.”
“Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan’s fans are looking forward to the release of Pathaan in the theatres but India will have to wait until January 20 to book their tickets. YRF has announced that the advance booking will start only five days prior to the release of the film.
But, the advance booking for Pathaan in other regions of the world has already started. As per reports, Germany opened the advance booking a month ago and so far Pathaan has already crossed the lifetime collection of Yash starrer “”KGF Chapter 2″”. They further said that Pathaan might collect €300,000 in the country during the opening weekend. Also starring Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, the Siddharth Anand directorial releases in theatres on January 25.”
Actor Karisma Kapoor’s upcoming web series “Brown” has been included in Berlinale Series Market Selects of the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival. The neo-noir drama show, directed by Abhinay Deo of “Delhi Belly” fame and produced by Zee Studios, is part of a line-up of 16 titles from five continents, a press release stated. “Brown” centres around Rita Brown, a suicidal alcoholic and Arjun Sinha, a widower with survivor’s guilt. They must push their personal demons aside to find a serial killer whose belief in his divine purpose makes him unstoppable. “Brown” also stars Surya Sharma, Soni Razdan, Helen, KK Raina and Jishu Sen in pivotal roles.
“Moving on. Actor Akshay Kumar and actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna celebrated their wedding anniversary on Tuesday, January 17th. They tied the knot in 2001 in a simple wedding ceremony.
To mark the special occasion, Akshay took to social media to wish his wife. The actor posted a candid picture with Twinkle, where both of them are seen laughing over a joke. He captioned it, “Two imperfect people who have perfectly been stuck together for twenty-two years!”” On the work front, Akshay will be seen alongside Emraan Hashmi for the first time in “”Selfiee””. He also has Oh My God 2 and the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru in the pipeline.”
“Actor Tabu is running her own cop universe. After featuring as a police officer in the Drishyam franchise and her recent release Kuttey, Tabu will be seen as a cop in Bholaa, headlined by her long-time collaborator actor Ajay Devgn. The Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Kaithi, Bholaa is the ninth film of Ajay and Tabu.
Tabu took to Instagram and posted a 30-second clip, revealing her first look from the film. Bholaa is directed by Devgn, who earlier helmed films such as Shivaay (2016), and last year’s Runway 34. Scheduled to release on March 30, Bholaa will be Tabu’s second release of the year after Kuttey, which is currently playing in cinemas.”
“Meanwhile, Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Films’ “”Dahaad”” will have its world premiere at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival under the Berlinale Series programme.
Dahaad, an eight-part crime drama, is directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi. It features Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah, and Sohum Shah in the lead roles. Set in a small, sleepy town in Rajasthan, the story follows sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati and her colleagues at the local police station. Berlinale Series, the section established by the festival in 2015, offers an exclusive first look at new series productions from around the world. The programme presents works of creators who consistently use the creative freedom of storytelling and complement the variety of formats with relevant and contemporary narratives.”
Actor Abhay Deol, who is currently promoting his Netflix series Trial By Fire, said that he saw what fame could do to an individual and their family members as his uncle Dharmendra was a huge Bollywood star in the 1970s and 1980s. Even his father worked in the movie business. The actor said in a new interview, that he was often questioned at school about the gossip that was written about his family. Abhay also shared that he knew he would be immensely popular after Anurag Kashyap’s “Dev.D” and at the peak of his career, he went to New York. He said that he wasn’t out of Dev’s mental space for a year and drank every day.
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