Shah Rukh Khan as Bauua Singh in ZeroTwitterFor the past four years, Shah Rukh Khan has really been struggling to live up to his ‘King of Bollywood’ tag. The burden of back-to-back failures seems to have been crushing the superstar’s confidence with each passing day and it is quite evident from his current choices as well. Even the projects that he had immense faith in had turned out to be a dud at the box office and it looks like the wounded superstar has gone on sabbatical from movies.According to Bollywood Hungama, “Shah Rukh Khan is flooded with a lot of scripts but is taking his time to decide what project to embark on and is not in the mood to work on anything related to acting anytime soon.”After Zero failure, Shah Rukh Khan was so shaken up that he walked out of Rakesh Sharma biopic titled Saare Jahan Se Achha due to the space angle. The film’s writer Anjum Rajabali had said that SRK didn’t walk out of the project but because he was too shocked by the failure of Zero.Till now, Shah Rukh Khan hasn’t announced his new film yet. However, it was reported that he has partnered his production company Red Chillies Entertainment with Netflix to create not one or two but three web projects.Meanwhile, the box office success of Badla starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu has brought some respite to Shah Rukh Khan who had produced it. The movie has been well received by both critics and audience alike and the positive word of mouth has reflected on its overall film collection.It remains to be seen if SRK would be able to bounce back again in the mad race of box office and score a much-awaited hit to his name to break the jinx.
Salman Khan’s Bharat crossed Rs 200 crore box office collection.TwitterSalman Khan’s Bharat has been running successfully at the box office, and its collection was just a little short of crossing Rs 200 mark at the domestic market. However, the movie achieved the milestone on its second Tuesday.Bharat has had a phenomenal start at the box office as it turned out to be Salman’s biggest opener of all time. It had collected Rs 42.30 crore at the Indian box office on opening day.Cashing on the extended weekend due to the Eid celebrations, Bharat continued its superb run at the ticket counters, and had crossed Rs150 crore by the end of the first weekend.Although the film’s earning dipped in the following days, it kept on bringing decent money for its producers, thereby ending the first week with a collection of Rs 179.10 crore at the domestic market.Although Bharat was expected to cross Rs 200 crore mark by the end of second weekend, the film failed to achieve the feat as it concluded its 13th day with a total collection of Rs 197.65 crore.It was short of just Rs 2.45 crore to take the earning to double century, which it did on its day 14. Bharat collected Rs 2.50 crore (approximately) at the Indian box office on second Tuesday, and crossed Rs 200 crore mark. Salman Khan in BharatTwitterIt has become Salman’s sixth movie to cross double century at the Indian box office. Other five films include Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat received mixed reviews from the critics and audience, but the film continued to perform well at the box office. Also, the fact that there was no other big release has helped its earning.Apart from Salman, Bharat also features Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff among others.
Ferry Service. Prothom Alo file photoFerry services on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route in Padma River remained suspended since early Wednesday due to dense fog, reports UNB.The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended the ferry services on the route from 6:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog, said Shah Newaz Khaled, assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Shimulia station.Five ferries with a good number of vehicles and passengers on board remained stuck in the middle of the river.Besides, hundreds of passengers were suffering as buses, private cars, microbuses and goods-laden trucks, are waiting on both sides of the river to cross it, said the BIWTC official.Ferry services on the busy route will resume once the visibility improves, he added.