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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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!
Samantha Akkineni has had a stupendous 2019 so far with the actress giving back-to-back hits. Both Majili and Oh Baby entered the hit charts and audiences loved her performances in these highly appreciated films. Now, online circuits are abuzz about her next appearance on the big screen. Rumour has it that Samantha might be seen in a cameo in Venky Mama, the much-awaited movie, which is all set to hit theatres on December 13, 2019. Hearsay is that Samantha Akkineni had recently short for her portions in Venky Mama. However, the team hasn't come up with any official update regarding this. Earlier, the actress was seen doing a cameo in Manmadhudu 2, which had hit theatres in August 2019. Samantha Akkineni's first release of the year was Majili and the film featured Naga Chaitanya as the lead hero. The movie was a tremendous success at the box office and went on to etch its name in the list of the big hits of the year, so far. Now, ever since the rumours regarding Samantha Akkineni's … [Read more...] about Samantha Akkineni To Be Seen In A Cameo In Venky Mama?