Deepika Padukone Highest Earning Bollywood Actress of 2013!



It’s a Happy Thanksgiving indeed for Bollywood star Deepika Padukone as she has topped the list as the highest earning Bollywood actress of 2013. With films like ‘Race 2′, ‘Chennai Express‘, and most recently ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela‘ becoming mega-hits at the box-office, 2013 has been the best year to date for Deepika. The actress made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2007 hit ‘Om Shanti Om‘ and hasn’t looked back since! With this kind of success she has been able to command one of the highest salaries for an actress in Bollywood and recently made over $1.6 million for ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, co-starring Ranveer Singh, alone.

Rounding out the list are Katrina Kaif at #2, Priyanka Chopra at #3, Kareena Kapoor Khan at #4, and Bipasha Basu at #5. 2014 should be an interested year, especially as Priyanka Chopra is attempting to make inroads into the American market through musical ventures and as the face of Guess Jeans. Will Deepika be able to retain her crown as the highest paid actress on the Bollywood in 2014 or will someone on this list steal her throne? Only time will tell, but with each of these actresses has many projects line up for the next year so 2014 will surely shape up to be one of the best years for Bollywood ever!

‘Krrish 3’ Breaks ‘Chennai Express’ Box-Office Record



It looks like Hrithik Roshan has overtaken Shah Rukh Khan in one important category, the all-time Indian domestic box-office record as his latest film continues to topple box-office records. ‘Krrish 3‘ has passed SRK’s latest film ‘Chennai Express‘ with a robust $36.3 million domestic box-office take compared to the $36.1 million that ‘Chennai Express‘ generated.

The third installment in Hrithik’s super-hero franchise was once again directed by his father Rakesh Roshan and featured Priyanka Chopra and Vivek Oberoi, among others. Despite the success of the film, ‘Chennai Express‘ still made more money overall as it made $19 million overseas compared to the $6.2 million that ‘Krrish 3‘ took in. If you’re looking for the most successful Bollywood movie of all-time, however, you’ll have to look past dashing superheroes or SRK’s action capers to a comedy. That’s right, Aamir Khan‘s 2009 film ‘3 Idiots‘ still holds the title as the most successful Bollywood movie of all time with over $60 million in box-office receipts.

Look to Aamir Khan to try and break his own record with his latest film (and the third installment of another trilogy) ‘Dhoom 3‘, which is set to be released on December 20th. Aamir plays alongside Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, and Uday Chopra in the action-thriller that is set in Chicago this time around.  ‘Dhoom 3‘ is the first Indian film to by played in the IMAX format and hits theaters around the Christmas holiday season.

Sunny Leone Trying Her Hand at Speaking Hindi in Latest Movie!



In some “hmmm, this should be interesting...” news, former pornstar turned Bollywood item number girl Sunny Leone is learning hindi and going to attempt speaking it in her next film, ‘Jackpot The Full Jhol‘.  The film’s producers have hired a hindi tutor to help the fledgling Bollywood star learn a foreign tongue.

Sunny was born in 1981 in Sarnia, Ontario to Sikh Punjabi parents and never learned her native tongue as her parents sent her to a Catholic high school.  She has seemingly made the unlikely transition from full-fledged porn star, including a stint as Penthouse Pet of the Year 2003, to a Bollywood star although ‘Jackpot The Full Jhol‘ features her much more extensively than her previous films did.

Speaking of her attempt at speaking Hindi on film for the first time she said “I have learned all my Hindi lines for all my movies here. Even though ‘Jism 2‘ was dubbed I still had to learn every single word. And in ‘Ragini MMS 2‘ I will be dubbing my own voice. It’s very important to me to learn and work hard to get it right. I am extremely competitive so when someone tells me I can’t do something like act, dance, express emotions on screen, or speak Hindi, all it makes me do is work harder to prove all those negative people wrong.

Well, at least she’s trying as British national Katrina Kaif still hasn’t quite mastered Hindi and native New Yorker Nargis Fakhri sidestepped the issue of her lack of Hindi language skills by playing a half-British journalist who speaks exclusively in English with hindi subtitles in John Abraham‘s latest film ‘Madras Cafe‘. We can watch Sunny’s attempts at speaking Hindi very soon as ‘Jackpot The Full Jhol‘ is slated for release September 20, 2013.

Hrithik Roshan Back to Work After Brain Surgery Scare!
Hrithik before surgery getting into shape for ‘Krrish 3’

Bollywood action-star Hrithik Roshan is out of the hospital and heading back onto the set of his latest film project ‘Bang Bang‘ around mid-November, according to sources.  If you’ll recall, Hrithik had emergency minor surgery on July 7th at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital to remove a blood clot in his brain that was discovered on the set of ‘Bang Bang‘.

He said “I am doubly charged and looking forward to resuming my amazing journey with the team of ‘Bang Bang‘ from mid November. We promise to give our best to making the film one of the finest ever…” when asked about his plans for restarting the film shoot.  ‘Bang Bang‘ co-stars Katrina Kaif and is supposed to be an action-adventure film.  The shoot for ‘Bang Bang‘ also had to be pushed back because Hrithik will once again play the role of Krrish in the third installment of the superhero franchise ‘Krrish 3‘ and will be doing publicity in support of the film in early November.

Krrish 3‘ is slated for release on November 4, 2013 and ‘Bang Bang‘s release will be pushed back to October 2, 2014 due to these filming delays.  We here at the World SannaKhan team wish Hrithik a speedy recovery.

Salman Khan and Lulia Vantur Over?


Salman letting Lulia know how many more dinners he’s taking her to….

Looks like serial dater Salman Khan has avoided yet another trip down the aisle as sources report he has broken up with his girlfriend, Romanian TV host and actress Lulia Vantur.  Salman and Lulia first met when Lulia’s then-boyfriend, Romanian music producer Marius Moga, introduced them in 2010 in Scotland on the set of Salman’s film ‘Bodyguard.’  This time around they became a couple when the Grammy nominated Marius dumped Lulia , but new reports have been rife with accusations that Lulia is actually still married to Marius!

Salman and Lulia have been seen everywhere lately, from palling around on the set of his next movie ‘Mental‘ to going out for romantic dinners, but it seems Salman’s family was none-too-pleased with the Romanian blond.  Some speculated that Salman’s quickie romance was a very public way for him to show that he had moved on from his ex-flame Katrina Kaif, but no one is certain why he decided to make things appear even more serious by giving Lulia one of his homes in Mumbai after only a few months of dating.

For the 47-year old Khan this relationship joins a long string of failed and extremely public pairings over the years that have included the likes of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Somy Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani, and Katrina Kaif.  Will our hero ever find true love?  Will Salman avoid the slammer and duck his vehicular homicide charges from 2003?  Will ‘Mental‘ ever be completed on time and released?  Will Salman reclaim his crown as King of Bollywood from Shah Rukh Khan?  Who knows, but truth is definitely stranger than fiction as these plots seem straight out of one of Salman’s Bollywood flicks.  Tune in next time for the next episode of As the Salman Turns folks!!!

Katrina Kaif on Shortlist for SRK’s ‘Happy New Year’



Sources have put Katrina Kaif on the top of a list that includes Ankita Lokhande, Jennifer Winget, and Simran Kaur Mundi to star in Shah Rukh Khan‘s next film ‘Happy New Year‘.  The actress has had some extra time on her hands with co-star Hrithik Roshan‘s brain surgery pushing their film ‘Krrish 3‘ back to later in the year.  She has been spotted with her alleged boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor vacationing in Sri Lanka while he’s preparing for his next film ‘Bombay Velvet‘.  Kapoor’s co-star on that film will be Anushka Sharma.  Word has it that Katrina will sign on as soon as she returns to Mumbai from vacation.

Going back to ‘Happy New Year‘, it seems the film will commence a 40-day shoot on September 5 with ‘Om Shanti Om‘ director Farah Khan on board.  The film features SRK as an over the top kind of lover, something the always passionate Khan first played in 1995’s ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge‘.   ‘Happy New Year‘s plot revolves around a group of male friends who have to enter a dance competition for some reason.  Abhishek Bachchan and Boman Irani round out the cast as SRK’s friends.

This has been an eventful year for SRK following controversy around the birth of his son AbRam and the alleged use of a surrogate mother, a shoulder injury on set that required surgery, and the difficulties he’s encountered in finding a leading lady for ‘Happy New Year‘ but it all seems to finally coming together for the megastar.  He’s even invited his fans in Dubai for an iftar at Arabian Center for the release of his movie ‘Chennai Express‘ on August 1.  Co-star Deepika Padukone and director Rohit Shetty will also be on hand for the fan event, but no word on if they’ll be fasting as well.

photo: SRK and family

SRK and family

Chennai Express‘ is set to be released on August 8 to coincide with the Eid festival.

Ranbir Kapoor Wowed by ‘Ship of Theseus’



Newcomer Anand Gandhi can count Ranbir Kapoor among his fans as the director’s debut film, ‘Ship of Theseus‘, impressed many of Bollywood’s brightest stars at a special screening on July 16th.  Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao helped organize the screening and Katrina Kaif, Rani Mukerji, Priyanka Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Rajkumar Hirani were among those who attended.

When asked about his impressions concerning the film Ranbir didn’t mince his praise, saying “It was a very wonderful film, very powerful. I don’t think any other film has moved me so much as ‘Ship Of Theseus‘ .”

3 Idiots‘ director Rajkumar Hirani was even more effusive in his praise for the film saying  “This is a film that kind of shakes you from the soul. The film has been made so realistically that I just don’t have words … people have to watch the film to see how it can shake you up. Now it feels that the kind of cinema that we have been making so far is so inconsequential and small.”

According to director Ghandi the film explores “questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through the stories of an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and an enterprising stockbroker.” The film’s name comes from an age old paradox first posed by Plutarch that asks whether an object that has all it’s parts replaced remains fundamentally the same object.

The film is scheduled for release in India July 19th, here’s a trailer:

Shah Rukh Khan Welcomes Bouncing Baby Boy!


Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan have announced the birth of their baby boy in Mumbai today.  Amid speculation that 47-year old SRK and Gauri had used a surrogate to carry the child and predetermined the sex of the fetus, something that may be illegal in India, SRK tried to reassure everyone the baby was his.

SRK tried to dispel the rumors by saying  “The father’s name was Shah Rukh Khan and the mother was Gauri Khan.”  This doesn’t amount to a flat out denial of the surrogacy rumors as the father’s sperm and mother’s egg are usually used and implanted into the surrogate mother’s body so technically SRK’s statement would be true even if a surrogate had been used.

Adding to the mystery surrounding the birth was the cryptic “Andheri Hospital has informed the BMC health authorities that a boy was born on May 27th, 2013” by BMC spokesman Vijay Khabele Patil.  In a nation of 1.25 billion people saying a baby was born on May 27th seems to be an understatement, it’s undoubtedly certain that many baby boys were born on that day!

SRK tried to temper the joyful news of his baby boy’s birth with some unexpected bad news that he refused to elaborate on, saying only “”It is a little mix of sadness and happiness at this point of time and I would request everyone including the concerned authorities to show the same alacrity in finding out and doing the enthusiastic investigation they are doing on my baby upon other things they should be lending their thoughts to right now.”  SRK is 47 and his wife Gauri is 42, leading many to speculate that perhaps they suffered from some of the difficulties encountered by older couples trying to conceive.  The problems older women conceiving face and the toll it would take on Gauri’s body are purportedly some of the reasons SRK and Gauri chose to use surrogacy in the first place.

SRK earns a reported $37.7 million dollars ( 227 crores) annually so it’s easy to surmise that baby SRK will receive the best medical attention money can buy if he indeed suffers from an unknown medical malady.  This will be the third child for SRK and Guari after son Aryan (16) and daughter Suhana (13).

Let’s hope SRK’s baby boy is half as cute as his father was as a baby!


SRK’s last film was director Yash Chopra‘s nadir, the romantic drama ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan‘, with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.  Audiences can next see SRK alongside Deepika Padukone in the Rohit Shetty action thriller ‘Chennai Express‘, which is set for release August 8th.

Congratulations to SRK and we here at the World Sanna Khan family wish the best for him and his baby boy!

Pitbull rocked Kolkata

Fans waited patiently for the rapper to arrive. We hear he was 4 hours late to the IPL Opening ceremony in Kolkata, India. Once on stage (alone) Pitbull was greeted with loud screams from fans. “I’m really excited to finally be here,” he said. 


Sources tell us, the audience wasn’t too happy with the rappers tardiness. However, the second he started to perform, everyone started to sing along.

The rapper almost didn’t go to India, but once Jennifer Lopez backed out, he was in. India wasn’t too disappointed, although I’m sure Indians wouldn’t mind seeing a sexy Latina on stage, rather than a short, bald rapper.  Just sayin…

Pitbull is to perform at the IPL opening ceremony in India

Co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Shahrukh Khan and Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif are set to perform at the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 2nd at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata, India.


The event is organized by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, and they have international rapper Pitbull flying in to perform at the ceremony along with B-town stars.

hmmm….not sure why they chose Pitbull of all performers. This will definitely be an interesting night.

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