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Kick is the latest Eid offering from Salman Khan after Wanted, Dabangg, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger, all of which have been top grossers at the box office. Kick is a remake of the Telugu film of the same name making this Salman’s 5th remake of a South Indian film in the past decade. Kick also sees the re-teaming of Salman with Nadiadwala and Grandson Entertainment, their last collaboration being Jaan-e-Mann.
Kick also stars Jacqueline Fernandez (Murder 2 and Race 2), Randeep Hooda (Highway and Jism 2) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gangs of Wasseypur and Lunchbox) in pivotal roles. It features compositions by Meet Bros Anjan (‘Baby Doll’ – Ragini Mms 2), Himesh Reshammiya (Bodyguard) and Yo Yo Honey Singh (‘Party All Night’ – Boss) with vocals from Shreya Ghoshal (‘Teri Meri Prem Kahani’ – Bodyguard), Mohd. Irfan (‘Phir Mohabbat’ – Murder 2), Mika Singh (‘Subah Hone Na De’ – Desi Boyz) and Salman Khan. Lyrics have been penned by Mayur Puri, »
- Sheetal Tiwari
As a man of pure class and loved by the masses, it comes as no surprise that Akshay Kumar was recently announced as India’a Style Icon at the fourth edition of the Hindustan Times Style Awards. The Awards took place at The Oberoi in Gurgaon, to honour those stars who are known for their trend-setting ways and who stand out in the Indian Film Industry year upon year for their individual style.
Fashion-forward Akshay recently led the comeback of the bearded look in Bollywood, which he grew for his upcoming movie, Gabbar. Prior to this, he was spotted several times in casual checkered shirts, paving the way for the comeback of this vintage look, which was widely admired and imitated by the fashion concious young men of today.
The award win by Akshay truly cements his iconic status and recognises not only his visual style but also the substance behind this style. »
- Press Releases
Mumbai, April 11: Deepika Padukone is a style icon herself, but according to her actor Akshay Kumar is the best dressed man in the Hindi film industry while veteran actress Rekha is her favourite from among women.
"The best dressed man (in the industry) is Akshay Kumar. It's purely his effortlessness that makes him look the way he does. I think the fact that he has always been so athletic that really adds to the way he carries off clothes," the actress told reporters here Thursday.
Among women, Deepika named veteran actress. »
- Machan Kumar
Main Tera Hero releases in UK cinemas on 4th April 2014 through Eros International.
You made a successful acting debut with Student Of The Year, and were praised for your acting skills by critics and audiences. Do you feel the pressure now that your second film is releasing?
I think, comedy as a genre is one of the most difficult genres to crack for an actor. Having said that, for a lead actor, you need to be romantic, intense and be a hero and on top of that, you need to be goofy and funny too. Sometimes you need to pull off a British kind of humour with straight face. That’s what I needed to do in Main Tera Hero and I have tried it. »
- Sunny Malik
Eros International Plc (“Eros”), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced the release of the blockbuster film, English Vinglish, in South Korea on February 6, 2014. Following on the heels of the film’s success in Hong Kong and Germany last year, English Vinglish released in over 100 screens, making it one of the biggest Bollywood releases in South Korea to date.
The film, directed by Gauri Shinde, has performed exceptionally well in new markets. In Taiwan, the film was released across 6 screens in December, 2013 and amassed over Us$ 300,000, making it the second biggest grossing Bollywood film in Taiwan. English Vinglish also continues to hold a firm position in Taiwan’s top 10 charts.
Speaking on the film’s success, Kumar Ahuja, President, Business Development, Eros International Media Ltd, said, “English Vinglish is a universal story that truly resonates with global audiences, especially as it relates to acceptance and the »
- Stacey Yount
Berlin – Bollywood distributor Eros Intl. is to give a 15- screen release in South Korea to its 2012 comedy “English Vinglish.” The self-distribution move points to a growing penetration of international, and East Asian markets in particular, by Indian movies.
The pic, directed by Gauri Shinde, releases Feb. 6, following recent outings in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Germany. Released in December, “Vinglish” is the second biggest Bollywood in Taiwan with a gross of more than $300,000.
“‘English Vinglish’ is a universal story that truly resonates with global audiences, especially as it relates to acceptance and the challenges of learning a new language,” said Kumar Ahuja, Eros Intl. Media’s president, business development. “In several new markets, including Asia, audiences have shown that they love Indian ethos and drama.”
- Patrick Frater
6 items from 2014