With the US release of Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut film ‘Baywatch’ just around the corner, the actress is busy promoting the film along with her co-stars. PeeCee recently posted a picture on her Instagram from the world premiere of the film. In the picture, the desi girl looks drop-dead gorgeous in a shimmery dark blue gown with a thigh-high slit.
Posing for the shutterbugs along with her were her co-stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass and Ilfenesh Hadera. Priyanka captioned the star studded pic as,” Congratulations! Thank you to a wonderful cast. #may25th #BeBaywatch @baywatchmovie #12daystogo.” .
PeeCee will be seen playing the baddie Victoria Leeds, owner of the Huntley Club who is suspected of using her business as a front for selling drugs. The action comedy will release in India on June 2.
Actor Kajol went live on Facebook on Sunday evening in which she was introducing a dish made by her close friend Ryan Stephens. On popular demand from fans, she revealed that the dish is made of beef, which is banned in Maharashtra. However, before things got controversial, the actor released a statement saying that the meat which was used in the dish was buffalo meat, which is legal to eat.
She wrote took to both Twitter and Facebook and shared an image which read, “A video of me at a friend’s lunch said that there was a beef dish at the table. That’s a miscommunication. What was shown was buffalo meat, that is legally available meat. I am issuing this clarification because this is a sensitive issue that may hurt religious sentiments, which is not my intention.”
In the video, we saw Kajol calling up Ryan and telling him to explain the dish and the ingredients as the viewers were keen to know about it. So, Ryan explained that the dish was made of beef. He said, “That’s the beef with water, dry lentil and dry beef,” after which Kajol quickly said, “We are going to cut off his hands after this,” and bids goodbye to her viewer
According to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, the slaughter of cows, bulls as well as bullocks, which was previously allowed based on a fit-for-slaughter certificate, has been completely banned. In fact, anyone found to be selling beef or in possession of it can be jailed for five years and fined Rs 10,000.
Kattappa, the loyal soldier of Mahishmati is the reason why audiences are mainly thronging to theatres. Kattappa kept the audiences hooked to this movie for two years. Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? This has turned into a trending hashtag #WKKB. Sathyaraj, the man who played this iconic role will remain etched in our mind as the man who killed Baahubali. It has come to a stage where separating the two has become difficult, where we cannot think of one without remembering the other. In hindsight, we can now see that SS Rajamouli knew what he wanted when he cast Sathyaraj, and after having seen Baahubali: The Conclusion. It looks like he got it, which is everything.
In Baahubali: The Beginning, we saw Kattappa’s loyalty. We saw his resignation, especially when he was serving Bhallaladeva. We saw his anger when Devasena refused to give up. We saw his guilt and grief when he announced to Shivudu that he was the one who killed Amarendra Baahubali. One man, who portrayed all these emotions. Can you imagine Baahubali without Kattappa? Well, we can’t.
We as the audience never asked, why did Amarendra die? Why did we not wonder why Bhallaladeva killed his mother? The hook has always been Kattappa. The filmmakers realised this when they decided to release the movie in two parts. In Baahubali: The Conclusion, audience expected to see Kattappa as the soldier, with the sword at the ready. Audiences assumed that Kattappa, the man who considered any weapon an extension of his arm, will always be seen with his shield on.
However, what we saw was a father to a boy, a friend to a fellow soldier, and an expectant grandfather. As we see him with Amarendra on screen, there are instances where you keep wondering, why would a man who thinks of Baahu as a son kill him. Throughout the film, dramatic scenes are spaced out well. But the most emotional scene, set in the most beautiful of frames with flames in the background and betrayal in the foreground is unforgettable. That scene where Kattappa drives the sword in Baahubali’s back, but you can see his head hanging low with shame. It left the audience stunned when they finally realised why Kattappa had killed Baahubali.
As the film moves closer to climax, there was also this realisation that Kattappa probably had the most screen time in the movie. He stood up to Bijjaladeva – Sivagami’s husband, which shows where his true loyalties lie. He went head to head with Kalakeyas, and later in a few sequences in Baahubali 2 where he showed us that he is a talented man on the war field. He was there when Amarendra met Devasena, when we saw his sense of humor and he was also there to tell Shivudu about who his father was, which is where we saw love.
The progression of emotions that we see on Kattappa’s face is varied and all important. If one had to compare Kattappa to any other fictional character, he resembles Severus Snape of Harry Potter. They were both distinct with the way they cared, both distinct in how complete they were to their cause, and both were loyal till the very end. SS Rajamouli’s film has been drawing so much praise, and Prabhas has especially been praised by every critic for his dedication and acting chops, but it leaves us wondering, isn’t Kattappa the real hero of this epic? Doesn’t Kattappa deserve more credit than what is given? While Prabhas is receiving the due which he deserves, are the other members of the cast remembered?
Before launching in the number game that Baahubali 2 box office collection has unleashed, let us take a deep breath. For Baahubali 2’s collections are no ordinary numbers. The SS Rajamouli film starring Prabhas as the titular Baahubali is Rajinikanth fan frenzy, Salman Khan mania and Aamir Khan critical acclaim all rolled into one giant, gargantuan epic. As Baahubali 2 completed two days at ticket windows, it has already earned Rs 382 crore worldwide. As we await the final numbers (its presenter Karan Johar had written that numbers are so massive, tabulation is taking time), we can confirm that India’s most awaited movie, Baahubali: The Conclusion has stormed its way into the film industry not just in India but across the world. This is the moment, fans and filmmakers have been waiting for since 2015, when SS Rajamouli left a question with his first film, for the whole nation – Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala wrote, “#Baahubali2 / #BaahubaliTheConclusion 2 Days W BO: #India Gross: ₹ 285 Crs #USA – ₹ 52.5 Crs RoW – ₹ 45 Crs Total – ₹ 382.5 Crs”
He also confirmed that Baahubali 2 has become the fastest Rs 10 crore grosser in Kerala. He tweeted about the Hindi version too. “BO Update: #Baahubali2 ‘s Hindi version Day 2 revised estimates are around ₹ 42 cr nett.. 2-days Total: ₹ 83 cr.” Ramesh Bala tweeted.
Baahubali 2’s opening day collection stood at Rs 121 crore nett in India, and Rs 217 crore worldwide. “#Baahubali2 Day 1 WW BO: Nett – ₹ 121 cr. Gross – ₹ 152 cr. Overseas – ₹ 65 cr. WW Total – ₹ 217 cr” Ramesh Bala had tweeted.
The man of the moment, SS Rajamouli, also thanked fans and well-wishers for their support. He wrote on Twitter, “Its only natural that a big project like Baahubali faces hurdles during release. I must say that the enormous love and support that was given by Baahubali Fans made us cruise through the obstacles. Thank you everyone who have been with us for the past 5 years encouraging us at every turn. You have given us such a big success that we can keep it in our hearts for the rest of our lives.”
The film is also running successfully in overseas markets. It has raked in approx Rs 52 crore from more than 1,000 screens in North America. According to the early estimates, the VFX-heavy film is expected to end the first weekend in the region, with a little over Rs 59 crore in its kitty, surpassing the lifetime collection of its predecessor, Baahubali: The Beginning.
Even in Australia and New Zealand, its winning spree continues. Check out trade analyst Taran Adarsh’s tweets.
Baahubali: The Conclusion released in over 6500 screens in India and over 9000 screens across the world making it to the first Indian film to get such a massive opening till date. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh has said, that it had a bigger opening than Aamir Khan’s Dangal and Salman Khan’s Sultan. The film is definitely setting a benchmark in the history of Bollywood with its deafening roar.Also read | Baahubali 2 box office collection day 1: SS Rajamouli film shatters records, earns Rs 145 cr on opening day in India
Online entertainment booking platform, BookMyShow also created a new record when 12 tickets of Baahubali 2 were being sold every second. So far they have sold as much as 3.3 million tickets for the film and it’s still counting.
Undoubtedly Baahubali: The Conclusion will be one of the highest grosser Indian cinema has seen so far. SS Rajamouli’s film had created such a stirring impact that it didn’t need a star or a holiday to bring in the crowd. The VFX and the content of the story turned out to be enough for the makers to fill up the chairs inside the theatres.
The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah and Sathyaraj.
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