Stars who will rule the cash registers in 2012

Rs 1,500 crore! That’s the approximate amount being banked on the biggest Bollywood stars in the coming year

2012 too, like this year, has quite a few hundred crores riding on the top B-Town stars.

Akshay Kumar has the most number of upcoming releases, while Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan are hoping to make the most of their lone films. Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra lead the list of actresses, with three films each.
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Kareena is magic: Imran Khan

Imran Khan has already admitted Kareena Kapoor is his favourite actress. Working with her in romantic comedy “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu” has only strengthened his belief.

“She is like a light bulb. The second the director says ‘action’, this light comes up and you can’t take your eyes off her. She is magic,” Imran said on the sidelines of an event here.
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Priyanka’s starry tantrums

Apparently, Priyanka Chopra is throwing too many tantrums on the sets of ‘Barfee’

Looks like Piggy Chops is following the footsteps of her ex-beau Shahid Kapoor. Similar to his obsession for perfection, Priyanka too has been throwing a few starry tantrums to have things her way on the sets of Barfee.
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‘DAM 999’, its three songs in Oscar race

“DAM 999”, a movie that has been in the news for being banned in Tamil Nadu, has been shortlisted among the 265 films contending for the Best Picture nomination at the Oscars. This apart, its three songs are among the 39 shortlisted for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards.
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Tom cruises ahead, Bollywood brigade disappoints

While MI4 does brisk business, ‘Pappu Can’t Dance Saala’ and ‘Jo Hum Chahein’ fall on their faces

Last Friday’s Bollywood releases, Pappu Can’t Dance Saala and Jo Hum Chahein both had poor luck at the box office. While the former, starring Neha Dhupia and Vinay Pathak, failed to make any waves, Jo Hum…featuring newcomers, didn’t find any takers either.
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In Lime light : Shah Rukh Khan

Arguably the biggest superstar of our times, Shah Rukh Khan has been the answer to the prayer of a Bollywood fan for the ultimate romantic hero.

The greatest achievement of Shah Rukh Khan is that he has successfully posted himself CEO of Brand SRK, which is now a synonym for success and taken with certain religiosity in management schools all over the country and beyond. Marketing Himself has been his core activity, over the years. With this Khan, you never discuss art. You discuss the buck.

Here is a pictorial tribute to SRK, whose ‘Don 2’ will hit the theatres this weekend.

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Over the moon-a

Dhanush never expected Kolaveri Di to become such a rage. “It’s ironical that the song is viral on the Net, even though I am not much of a networking person. I don’t go beyond Twitter,” says the soft-spoken South Indian actor who’s known for films like Kadhal Kondein, Pudhupettai and Aadukalam. He talks to CS:
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Veena Malik now accused of copying Katrina Kaif’s look

Veena Malik has again landed in the middle of a controversy, this time for “ripping-off” Katrina Kaif’s look in a new film. After turning down a number of Bollywood roles, the Pakistani actress agreed to dance in an item song titled The Item Bomb Channo.
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‘Dostana’ director wants more!

Apparently the ‘Dostana’ sequel will not happen as Tarun Mansukhani has demanded a big share in the spoils

Ever since Karan Johar’s production, Dostana, released three years ago, there has been talk about its sequel.
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