QuickE: Sultan Tax-Free in UP? Baaghi’s Box Office Success & More

Is Salman’s ‘Sultan’ being made tax free in UP even before release? Baaghi gets a bumper opening and more stories.

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Movie Still from <i>Sultan</i>&nbsp;

1. Sultan Becomes Tax Free in UP, Even Before it’s Release?

Movie Poster of <i>Sultan</i>&nbsp;
Movie Poster of Sultan 

Since Salman Khan and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav now share an amazing rapport, looks like things are clearly working well for the makers of Sultan. Last month Salman was shooting in Muzaffarnagar, UP for the film and the CM had ensured the best security arrangement for the superstar. The actor, along with director Ali Abbas Zafar had thanked the CM on Twitter for taking such good care of them. Now we hear that the film, which is still not complete, is going to be made tax-free in UP. Madan Chauhan, the State Minister of Entertainment Department UP, recently announced the same. The UP government wants to encourage producers to shoot in the state and Sultan has clearly won the first move advantage.

2. Did Zarina Wahab Leave Home Because of Aditya’s Comments on Kangana?

Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi (Photo: Twitter/@dna)&nbsp;
Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi (Photo: Twitter/@dna) 

The Kangana-Hrithik controversy has now started affecting the film industry at large. Soon after Kangana Ranaut’s ex-boyfriend Adhyayan Suman spoke up against the actress in an explosive interview, Aditya Pancholi didn’t bat an eyelid before adding fuel to the fire, which obviously didn’t go down well with his wife Zarina Wahab. Suman revealed in his interview that Aditya has said to him at the time, “Welcome to the circus, my friend. All the best!” Now we hear that Zarina Wahab has left their house with her daughter Sana, as she is upset about the whole issue. She is reportedly furious about Aditya Pancholi’s comments.

Read the full report here-dnaindia.com

3. Sunny Leone Still Feels Like an Outsider in Bollywood

Movie poster of <i>One Night Stand </i>
Movie poster of One Night Stand

Sunny Leone, who is promoting her new film One Night Stand, says that she is still not sure whether she fits into the Hindi film industry very well. The actress said when she sees filmi celebrities on TV, on red carpets and at award shows, she finds them to be very cool, but can’t say the same for herself. Now that’s being too humble Sunny.

It’s surprising that Sunny Leone says that, because many from the film industry including Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma backed her when a senior news anchor invited her for what turned out to be a rather sexist and judgemental interview. He even asked her why superstars like Aamir Khan didn’t want to work with her. In fact, after that Aamir and Kiran even invited her over and the actor tweeted to say that he would be happy to work with Sunny. If not this then what will it take for Sunny Leone to finally feel at home in Bollywood?

To read Sunny Leone’s full interview click here-  BombayTimes.com

4. Baaghi Gets a Bumper Weekend

Movie Still from <i>Baaghi</i>&nbsp;
Movie Still from Baaghi 

Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s action flick Baaghi has got tremendous reactions from the audience. The film has performed phenomenally well in its opening weekend. On Friday it opened at Rs 11.94 Cr, Saturday was slightly less at Rs 11.13 Cr and Sunday saw a 40% jump with collections shooting up to Rs 15.51 Cr, taking the total to Rs 38.58 Cr. Considering the film doesn’t have a big star cast, Baaghi seems to be hitting the right note.

5. Nawazuddin in Two Different Looks for TE3N

Movie still from <i>TE3N</i>
Movie still from TE3N
Movie still from <i>TE3N</i>
Movie still from TE3N

Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in two completely different looks in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer TE3N. In one he dons the look of a priest, while in the other he plays a cop. Amitabh Bachchan is John Biswas, a grandfather on the relentless pursuit of justice. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Father Martin Das, whose life changed forever by the same crime that claimed the life of John’s granddaughter. TE3N, an emotional thriller, has been directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. Sujoy Ghosh, who has worked with both Big B and Nawaz is the film’s creative producer.

The film releases worldwide on June 10th, 2016.

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