Another day, and B-Town is still as busy as ever! Before you buckle down to get through the work day, here’s a quick look at the major headlines making the news this morning, and what you should expect to happen throughout the day.
Firstly, it’s Friday (yay!) which means that Salman Khan‘s Jai Ho hits the screens today. According to the trade analysts, the advance booking has been going solid, so I guess you can say that Bhai’s magic is working again – even if it’s not Eid! In fact, a press release about the film that we received days ago said, “Anyway, whenever Salman’s film releases, it is by default a festival.” *lol* Still, we will have to wait and see whether this film really makes waves at the box office. What do you think? Will Aamir Khan‘s promotion help? Tell us in the comments below and also make sure you stay tuned for our review of the film!
Also happening today is the Filmfare Awards, which will take place at the Yash Raj Films studios. Several stars, such as Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are expected to perform, while Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra are the hosts for the evening. Keep an eye out for the list of winners, and make sure to catch the telecast this Sunday (the 26th) as well.
We told you yesterday that things seem to be fine between Ranbir and Katrina after a brief split, and this morning, Mirror‘s sources have also told them the same thing. The report says that the “reunion isn’t surprising” and “every relationship has its share of ups and downs.” On the flipside, BT reports that the two were “hostile” at a Jagga Jasoos shoot and were only “cordial” at the Filmfare rehearsals. This whole situation is clearly getting even more confusing as the days go on…
But while Ranbir-Katrina’s marriage may still be a big question, Arijit Singh‘s is not! The Tum Hi Ho singer secretly got hitched to his childhood friend Koel on Tuesday. The wedding took place in Bengal and was super hush-hush, with only close friends and family being present. Pritam, who has been Arijit’s mentor of sorts, was there as well. The composer had an integral part to play in the wedding ceremonies.
On that (musical) note, we have a bit of good news to share with those of you who have been enjoying the music of Highway so far. The digital album is supposed to release tomorrow, with Patakha Guddi, Maahi Ve, Sooha Saha, Kaha Hoon Mein and Wanna Mashup on the list of tracks. Does Wanna Mashup look out of place? Well, it’s an English track – surprising since the film is otherwise filled with Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi songs – and will be a “groovy western dance number” with rap and reggae. According to the note we received from the film’s PR team, any English track would have done in that situation of the film, but Imtiaz Ali and A R Rahman wanted an original track for their film.
And for those of you who were concerned: Shah Rukh Khan is doing fine post his accident yesterday, and even returned to the sets (where he was received with claps and cheers) post his discharge from the hospital.
Lots more coming up today, so keep your eyes on the blog! :)