Disney-owned streaming platform Hotstar, the dominant VOD service in the Indian market, has now crossed 400 million app downloads in the country after a bumper 2019. The platform’s growth was three-times higher in 2019 than the previous year, according to a report published by the company, and downloads were twice as high than in 2018. It clocked 555 installs per minute over the last 12 months. One of Hotstar’s big drivers this year was the latest edition of the Indian cricket league IPL, with the service saying its coverage reached more than 300 million people. The platform also hosted coverage of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, held in the UK, clocking 25.3 million concurrent viewers per minute for the India vs New Zealand semi-final. Related Story Golden Globes Snubs & Surprises: 'Game Of Thrones', Female Directors, Robert De Niro, Host Ricky Gervais, 'Watchmen's Regina King & 'When They See Us' Regional programming also saw a boost this year, … [Read more...] about Disney-Owned Indian Streaming Platform Hotstar Crosses 400m Downloads
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Among those also making the cut this year: 'Gaslight,' 'Zoot Suit,' 'Real Women Have Curves,' 'Before Stonewall' and 'Platoon.' Purple Rain, Amadeus, She's Gotta Have It and Clerks — this year's biggest public vote-getter — plus seven films directed by women, including Boys Don't Cry, are among the latest cinematic treasures chosen for the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, it was announced Wednesday. The list of 25 films picked to be preserved for future generations also includes Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) and Gaslight (1944), like Boys Don't Cry starrer Hilary Swank featuring an Oscar-winning best actress performance (by Sissy Spacek and Ingrid Bergman, respectively), and another timeless classic with a great leading lady, Sleeping Beauty (1959). Four feature documentaries made it — Madeline Anderson's I Am Somebody (1970), Martin Scorsese's The Last … [Read more...] about ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Amadeus,’ ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ ‘Clerks’ Enter National Film Registry
Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol-Rani Mukerji starrer Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of those cult films in Bollywood which continues to hold a special place in our hearts. With memorable characters and dialogues, the film enjoys an immense fan-following. Not just us, even director Karan Johar is still in awe of his directorial debut. Last night, the filmmaker recreated the 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' moment with Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan at a Bollywood themed party. Here's what happened next. How About A Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Reboot? Karan Johar took to his Instagram to share a bunch of photos from the bash where he dressed up as Rahul from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. His close pals, Gauri Khan and Kajal Anand channeled their inner 'Tina' and 'Anjali'. Shah Rukh Khan's Cute Expression Steals The Show The filmmaker captioned the pictures as, "So BREAKING NEWS! We attended our dear friends @bindraamritpal's 90's BOLLYWOOD theme bash! So KKHH it was for us! @gaurikhan channelled her inner TINA @putlu channelled … [Read more...] about Gauri Khan-Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Recreation Leaves Shah Rukh Khan Embarrassed!
Shalini Pandey had mesmerised everyone with her infectious charm and acting prowess in the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy and we can confirm that her big Bollywood launch will be as Ranveer Singh's heroine in Jayeshbhai Jordaar, which is releasing next year. Shalini debuts with this Yash Raj Films production whose storyline celebrates women empowerment. The talented young actress will also be managed by YRF going forward. YRF has always discovered supremely talented outsiders like Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, etc who have become stars in their own right. So, one can imagine that Shalini will definitely be an actress to watch out for given YRF's trust in backing her as the leading lady opposite a powerhouse performer like Ranveer. The producer of Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Maneesh Sharma, who has cast Shalini in the film speaks highly of this 25-year old actress. "Our script and the vision of the film demanded a fresh face for the leading lady's part. Shalini's audition was … [Read more...] about Arjun Reddy’s Shalini Pandey Is Ranveer Singh’s Heroine In YRF’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar!
In 2017, actor Vijay Deverakonda became the talk of the town for all the right reasons when Arjun Reddy opened to a good response at the box office and clicked with the target audience. The film, directed by Sandeep Vanga, ruffled a few feathers due to its bold content and rough language, which helped it become even more popular. The phenomenal response to Arjun Reddy also worked wondsers for Shalini Pandey. The young lady effective portrayal of the sweet and submissive Preethi Shetty made her Tollywood's newest sweetheart in no time. Now, she is in the limelight for a surprising reason. Shalini Upsets Fans According to a website, several movie buffs are unhappy with Shalini for not praising the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy, which is titled Kabir Singh. The UP girl is quite active on social media and frequently shares bold photos with her fans, which makes her silence even more shocking. Vijay Deverakonda Is Upbeat About Kabir Singh Interestingly,, unlike Shalini, Vijay Deverakonda … [Read more...] about Shalini Pandey Upsets Fans Big Time For This Shocking Reason?