Expresso Bollywood News Update at 11:30 am on 31st January 2023


Latest Bollywood News Today Transcript at 11:30 AM on 31st January 2023

Let’s begin with our top story. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is overjoyed after his latest movie Pathaan emerged as one of the biggest hits in recent years. Within five days of its release, the movie comfortably cruised past the Rs 500 crore mark at the worldwide box office. Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham and Siddharth Anand came together in Mumbai on Monday, 30th January to express their gratitude in light of the phenomenal success of Pathaan. Shah Rukh said, “My last few films had not worked and people had said my movies now won’t work. In these four days, I’ve forgotten my last four years.”

Meanwhile, at the event, Deepika Padukone spoke about the film, her relationship with SRK and her experience working in an action film. The actor said that the Pathaan team’s whole intention was to bring the audience together. She added, “Shah Rukh Khan taught me that it’s important to work with people you have a good time with.” Deepika Padukone further said the success of Pathaan feels like a festival. Deepika also recalled the first time she worked with SRK and spoke about the relationship they share. She said – “It’s a great relationship we share. I respect him as an artist and human being. In my first film, he showered me with so much love. I gain confidence from him.”

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was full of praise for Shah Rukh Khan and called him an actor with ‘the strongest spine’. In a recent interview, Anurag mentioned how SRK had maintained silence despite the storms in his personal and professional life. SRK’s latest film Pathaan has crushed several box office records. Anurag called the response to Pathaan ‘euphoric’, which he found beautiful and added that this success was a statement. Talking about SRK, he said – “The man with the strongest spine, the most resilience and integrity who has kept quiet through everything. He has spoken onscreen with his work I understand what that teaches you, ‘Speak with your work and don’t talk unnecessarily’. He is who he is and you can see why.”

Moving on. The success and growth of actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar have surprised his father and veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar, who in his new book Talking Life admits he was “extremely worried” about his son. In the book, Javed said unlike his daughter Zoya Akhtar — now an acclaimed filmmaker — who he believed was “strong”, he had his concerns about Farhan, the “shy” and “quiet” one. “Talking Life,” is a conversation between Javed Akhtar and documentary filmmaker Nasreen Munni Kabir, sees him speaking about the ups and downs of his extraordinary life — from his childhood to his struggles in the 1960s as an aspiring writer trying to break into the film industry to his later years as a successful songwriter and poet.

Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty got married to cricketer KL Rahul last week in an intimate ceremony. Suniel recently took to his social media and penned a beautiful and heartwarming note about their marriage and spilt some beans about his son-in-law KL Rahul. Suniel started his long message by thanking everybody for their wishes. Suniel was all hearts for his son-in-law and said that he has always treated him like his son. The actor wrote, “Despite having the adulation of the nation, Rahul remains humble. He’s well-mannered, intelligent, & extremely composed. Most importantly, like all athletes, he’s seen ups & downs – which is something that will help him long after he’s done with cricket.”

Meanwhile, Shehzada, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon, will now release on February 17, the makers announced on Monday, 30th January. The film, directed by Rohit Dhawan and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Allu Arvind, Aman Gill and Aaryan, was earlier scheduled to arrive in theatres on February 10. The producers said in a statement that they decided to push the film’s release “out of respect for Pathaan“. According to Yash Raj Films, Pathaan has become the “highest opening weekend grosser” in the history of Hindi cinema. Shehzada also stars Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal and Ronit Roy in supporting roles.

Director Anurag Basu‘s upcoming movie “Metro… In Dino” is set to be released in theatres on December 8th, 2023, the makers announced on Monday, 30th January. Billed as an anthology of “heartwarming stories of contemporary couples”, the Hindi film stars an ensemble cast of Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Konkana Sensharma, Ali Fazal and Fatima Sana Shaikh. “Metro… In Dino” depicts stories of bittersweet relationships with a modern-day scenario and will hit the floors soon. The upcoming film, which draws its title from a popular song from Basu’s 2007 movie “Life in a Metro”, marks yet another collaboration between Basu and his friend, music composer Pritam.

Lastly, popular singer Kailash Kher was recently attacked during a live performance at an event in Karnataka’s Hampi. The artiste escaped unhurt and continued with his act. Kher was in Karnataka to be part of an annual festival organised by the state government. According to various reports, the singer performed a bunch of songs in Hindi, which some audience members did not find to their liking. They asked him to sing in Kannada instead and even threw bottles at him. However, the water bottles landed next to Kher, and the singer ignored the miscreants and continued to sing. The police later made an arrest in connection with the case.

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