Top Entertainment News: ‘Hichki’ Crosses Rs 100 Crore In China

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A cover of ‘Ko Ko Korina’, touted as the first true Pakistani pop song, performed on music show Coke Studio has sparked a furore amidst netizens in Pakistan. In a first of sorts, Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also jumped on the bandwagon to diss the song as a "massacre" of the classic song.

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9:23 PM , 26 Oct

'Hichki' Crosses Rs 100 Crore In China

Rani Mukerji-starrer “Hichki” has raced past the Rs 100 crore-mark in China since releasing on October 12, according to its production banner Yash Raj Films.

The film features the actress as a determined teacher who changes lives of innocent students from economically backward strata for the better while dealing with her own nervous system disorder Tourette Syndrome.

It is a blockbuster in China with it racing past the Rs 100 crore-mark. Audiences in the country have loved Rani’s exceptional acting and it has been recording extremely strong collections since its release, read a statement.

“Good cinema has no language barriers and it connects with the hearts and minds of the audience. The success of ‘Hichki’ in China proves just that,” Rani said.

“We knew we had made a special film but for it to get so much love and acclaim from audiences across the globe is an extremely proud and humbling moment for all of us,” she added.

She congratulated producer Maneesh Sharma and director Siddharth P. Malhotra for “creating a gem of a film whose universal message of love has been melting the hearts of audiences in China now”.

“Hichki” was titled “Teacher with Hiccup” for its Chinese release. Rani had promoted the film extensively across leading Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu.

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8:16 PM , 26 Oct

India's Meenakshi Chaudhary Is First Runner-Up at Miss Grand International 2018

India's Meenakshi Chaudhary narrowly missed out from being crowned Miss Grand International 2018 at the sixth edition of the pageant.

Held in Myanmar, Chaudhary was edged out by Paraguay's Clara Sosa for the top honour. Sosa succeeds Miss Grand International 2017 Maria Jose Lora of Peru.

Chaudhary was adjudged the first runner-up while Indonesia's Nadia Purwoko was declared the second runner-up.

Puerto Rico's Nicole Colon and Japan's Haruka Oda were announced as third and fourth runner-ups respectively.

In a statement, Chaudhary said: "I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey right from the time I participated in fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2018 to then winning the title of fbb Colors Femina Miss Grand India 2018 and now being crowned as Miss Grand International 2018 1st runner up."

(With inputs from PTI)

8:03 PM , 26 Oct

Is Rohman Shawl Dating Sushmita Sen?

Sushmita Sen is rumoured to be dating model Rohman Shawl and made her relationship official on her Instagram.

7:44 PM , 26 Oct

Abhishek Bachchan Shares Throwback Photo With the 'Mrs', Aishwarya Rai

Abhishek Bachchan used his #FlashbackFriday and shared a throwback photo of him and Aishwarya Rai, taken during a press conference in 2008.

He captioned the photo, "During a press conference while we were on the "Unforgettable Tour" back in 2008. Think this was in Atlantic City. #TheMrs."


Published: 26 Oct 2018, 11:03 AM IST
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