Akshay Kumar Rustom Uniform Controversy: “It’s A Crime To Sell Uniform,” Says GD Bakshi

Recently there was a news that Actor Akshay Kumar is putting up the naval uniform, which he donned in the film Rustom, for auction. But, unfortunately, this created a stir of controversy as Major General GD Bakshi has said that it’s a crime to sell uniform. In a conversation with CNN News 18, GD Bakshi said it’s a crime to sell your medals or uniforms, “Fact is a uniform is a uniform and frankly if you go through defense service regulations, it’s a crime to pawn or sell your medals and uniform. Uniform which Akshay was imitating in Rustom was as authentic as any other uniform stitched. You gave it so he can portray the role of an officer and you’re bound by the same sentiments and rules.” Akshay Kumar Rustom Uniform Controversy: “It’s A Crime To Sell Uniform,” Says GD Bakshi It was said that the proceedings from the bid will support the cause of animal welfare. Akshay, who won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom, on Thursday tweeted a photograph from the film. Trending Twinkle Khanna Replies Her ‘Violent Threats’ Troller In The Most Badass Way Possible! Box Office: Avengers: Infinity War Smashes Furious 7 Weekend Record By A Distance Alongside the photograph, it was written: “Win the original Naval uniform I wore in the movie Rustom. Bidding closes May 26.” The actor, 50, captioned it: “Hi all. I’m thrilled to announce that you can bid to win the actual naval officer uniform I wore in Rustom. Auction’s proceeds will support the cause of animal rescue and welfare. Place your bid at http://www.SaltScout.com.” Rustom, a period thriller, is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai. It also stars actress Ileana D’Cruz. The film is based on the real life incident of Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja.

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16th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar win big

The star-studded event of 16th Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards was held yesterday at Chitrakoot Ground, Mumbai. The prestigious ceremony was graced by Bollywood biggies like Akshay Kumar, Rakesh Roshan, Sonam Kapoor and many others. Interestingly, Dadasaheb Phalke – known as the Father of Indian Cinema marks his 148th birth anniversary today. Right from Bollywood to television many celebs walked away with the trophies in their hand. (Also Read: Dadasaheb Phalke honoured with a Google doodle on his 148th birth anniversary)

Here’s the winners’ list:
Manisha Koirala- Most versatile actress in Indian cinema
Rakesh Roshan – Lifetime achievement award and contribution as an actor, producer and director
Akshay Kumar — Best actor in a leading role for Pad Man (Jury) and best actor for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Bhumi Pednekar – Best actress for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Sonam Kapoor – Best actress in a leading role ( Padman)
Rajesh Sharma – Best actor in a character role
Shree Narayan Singh – Best Director Toilet Ek Prem Katha
R Balki — Best Director ( jury) Padman
Ashok Pandit — Outstanding contribution to Film & Tv Industry
Pritam – Best Music Director
Armaan Malik – Best Playback singer-Male
Neeti Mohan – Best Playback singer – Female
Aditya Narayan Jha – Best tv anchor
Amit Sadh- Best Actor in a Web Series
Konkana Sen- Best Debut Director
Manish Paul – Best entertainer Tv
Kainaat Arora – Queen of stage
Bhumi Trivedi – Best playback singer Jury
Virendra Arora – Best Film – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Twinkle Khanna – Best film Jury- Padman
Piyu Chouhan- Best Dancer
Siddharth Kannan- Best Anchor Stage
Arshi Khan – Best entertainer Tv
Sandip Marwah – Best producer for short films
Shabina Khan — Best choreographer
Luv Ranjan – Most Entertaining Film ‘ Sonu ki Titu ki Sweety ‘
Nusrat Bharucha – Best actress in a leading role Negative ( SKTKS)
Ishita Raj Sharma – Best supporting actress (SKTKS)
Amjad Bagadwa- Debut playback singer
Farida Jalal — Saraswatibai Dadasaheb Phalke Best actress (Lifetime)

Apart from these, 22 Technical awards were presented to the technicians and Certificate of appreciation was awarded to Nidhi Bhardwaj – Eco Fashion Designer and Swati Mehrotra – Best Footwear Designer

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke made India’s first full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913.

Twinkle Khanna gets threatened with a ‘bloody nose’ for putting up Akshay Kumar’s Rustom uniform for auction

Akshay Kumar on Friday, posted about auctioning his costume from Rustom for the aide of a charity group that works for the welfare of the animals. Twinkle Khanna then thanked him, Hrithik Roshan and others for helping out the NGO. But while all that was going on, the netizens took huge offence to the author’s bid to put it up a uniform worn by Indian army for sale. Someone named Sandeep Ahlawat has threatened her with a bloody nose. (Also read: Twinkle Khanna birthday: Akshay Kumar’s sweet message for his favourite companion for life will melt your hearts)

Sandeep Ahlawat has posted on Facebook, “Uniform is not a piece of cloth that a producer hands over to cinestars for enacting roles and make some quick bucks. The permission to wear Uniform comes from the office of the President of India. Uniform is earned with your blood, toil and sweat which is placed on the mortal remains of a soldiers along with the tricolour. If you even make a feeble attempt to auction this piece of costume in the garb of “UNIFORM” then I will drag you to the court. You may like to check my credentials. You touch our honour and we will give you a bloody nose.” Of course, Twinkle has taken serious offence for such choice of words. She tweeted saying that she will reply to that with legal action. Check out their conversation right here…

We wonder why Twinkle decided to auction Rustom’s uniform. She could have just used Akshay’s costume from Tu cheez badi hai mast mast… it will sell like hot cakes! Just saying…

Akshay Kumar’s summer workout will have you signing up in no time – watch video

Akshay Kumar‘s obsession with fitness is not a secret. The quintessential action hero, Akshay takes his personal regime as seriously as he does his acting career. And while the rest of us are currently using the scorching heat as a reason to skip the gym, Akshay is devising ways to stay fit despite the heat and also have fun while at it. His new workout regime will have you signing up in no time. Don’t believe us? Take a look… (Also read: Akshay Kumar reveals a super fun way to exercise – watch video)

The only place where we want to party in the summers is in the pool. There’s nothing quite as exciting as spending the day immersed in water, is there? And Akshay seems to agree with us. However, instead of partying in the pool, he has converted it into a gym and is making the most of his time there. He posted a video of himself, swimming with weights and honestly, we are so tempted to cancel our gym memberships and join him. Posting the video, he wrote, “Nothing like a dip in the pool in the scorching summers 😎 Here I am swimming with weights…please ensure you’re good at swimming to attempt this. It’s a great leg workout and helps in overall core building. #FitIndia” Take a look at his tweet right here:

“During summers, I love working out by the poolside and I even practice kicks or punches in the water. During winters, I mostly do parkour,” Akshay has earlier revealed in an interview. He has also told that he doesn’t believe in dieting but in healthy eating. He has gone on record to say that he doesn’t eat food after 6:30 pm, as per Ayurveda.

On the work front, Akshay will be next seen in Reema Kagti’s sports drama, Gold. He has also started shooting for the film, Kesari. His last release, Pad Man, directed by R Balki, did commendable business at the box office. Speculations are rife that he will also star in the sequel of Phir Hera Pheri. The makers of the movie will be announcing the cast very soon.

Koimoi’s Daily Dose With Chai: Akshay’s Kesari Shooting Scene With Kids, Anushka’s Spooky Pari Poster & More!

Koimoi’s Daily Dose With Chai: Want to know what’s up with Bollywood? Koimoi has got you covered with our daily roundup.

Take a look at what Bollywood Celebs are up to while you sip your tea! Sluuurrpp! From Akshay Kumar’s Kesari shooting scenes to Anushka Sharma’s spine-chilling Pari poster!

Check it out!

1. All smiles on the sets of Kesari! Akshay Kumar shares a heart-warming picture with kids as he shoots with them for Kesari.

2. Those scary eyes! Anushka Sharma shared a new poster of her next, Pari. Her look is absolutely spine-chilling and petrifying! #HoliWithPari

3. Squad goals be like! Priyanka Chopra posted a picture with her Quantico squad on her Instagram account. PeeCee’s show is coming back from April 26.

4. Lazing around with meow! Jacqueline Fernandez, who’s just got home after wrapping the schedule of Race 3 in Bangkok, spends some quality time with her cat Miu Miu.

5. Awww…!! Taimur Ali Khan looks adorable as he looks at daddy Saif Ali Khan’s photo! He perfectly knows how to steal our hearts with his new poses!

6. This is called giving perfect gym goals! Katrina Kaif’s toned body is giving us some serious fitness goals. Isn’t it?

7. Hotness redefined! Harshvardhan Rane is soaring the temperature high with his bare body and messy look!

8. Bokeh effect or should we say boyfriend effect! 😛 Ileana D’Cruz posted a picture of hers clicked by her one and only, Andrew Kneebone.

9. Caught in a serious discussion! Nargis Fakhri starts shooting for her next horror film, Amavas!

10. Monkey lovers ain’t getting older! Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover spend some quality time with each other in Goa.

11. Let’s get fitter but first, let me take a selfie! Yami Gautam gets goofy in the gym.

12. The expression says it all! Rajkummar Rao is busy celebrating his lady love, Patralekhaa’s birthday in Dubai.

13. Sleepyheads! Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber look cute in this good night picture.

14. Unconditional love! A dog is really your best friend! Arjun Rampal shared a picture with his pure love, Gangsta.

15. Sweet wishes for the sweetest father! Shruti Haasan sends out some sweet wishes for her father Kamal Haasan as he is all ready to rock with his political party.

16. Homesickness! Mouni Roy is missing her home as she is shooting in Bulgaria for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra.

17. …and they start off! Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor and Vipul Amrutlal Shah seek blessing at Amritsar’s Golden Temple before the shoot of Namastey England.

Will Legendary Filmmaker Subhash Ghai Direct Aitraaz 2?

Legendary filmmaker and showman of Bollywood Subhash Ghai who has given the industry some of the classic movies in 80’s & 90’s and great movies like Kisna, Black N White and Yuvraj’s director also produced blockbusters as Iqbal, Joggers Park, Apna Sapna Money. 36 China Town and Aitraz as producer. Now he is all set to recreate his magic. Under his production Mukta Arts, the director-producer had given some of the big hits and many of them have also made its way for a remake.

One such film which has now might come back on silver screen is 2004’s hit film Aitraaz Starring Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.

Subhash Ghai direct Aitraaz 2
Will Legendary Filmmaker Subhash Ghai Direct Aitraaz 2?

According to sources, the veteran producer Subhash Ghai is set to kick off sequel of Aitraaz. It is known that for last two years Ghai has been working on the script of the film and just recently a month ago the final draft was locked. The filmmaker is finalizing his cast now and had a word with Priyanka Chopra and the two have discussed the film. The actress is keen to get associated with Ghai again and has shown interest in meeting post she is back in town.

Ghai has always been vocal about his admiration for PeeCee. Recalling their recent meet at a party in 2017 hosted by the actress, the filmmaker says, “She’s so talented and classy, I’m keen to have her in my film again.” Prod him about getting back to the direction and he says, “I’ll need a script that really moves them. Until then, it’s over to the highly-talented next generation.”

Well does this mean that Ghai’s magic is going to be recreated again? It would be visual treat to see Priyanka and Ghai team up yet again!

Pad Man box office collection day 11: Akshay Kumar’s film rakes in Rs 73.40 crore

Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte’s Pad Man has managed to hold well on its second Monday at the box office. The biographical social drama raked in around Rs 1.50 crore yesterday and now stands with the grand total of Rs 73.40 crore. By looking at the current trend, we are expecting the film to reach around Rs 80 crore by the end of its second week. After giving five consecutive Rs 100 crore films like Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom, Jolly LLB 2 and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Pad Man will be the first film to miss this feat.

Pad Man which is directed by R Balki, also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in key roles with a cameo of Amitabh Bachchan. Talking about the film, it is based on the life of Tamil Nadu-based social activist, Arunachalam Muruganantham. Akshay Kumar portrays the central role in the film, who finds a way to make cheap, affordable sanitary napkins for the women in his village. The filmmaker R Balki has previously impressed us with films like Ki and Ka, Paa, Shamitabh and Cheeni Kum. (Also Read: Newly-weds Gaurav Chopra and Hitisha Cheranda’s first public appearance has an Akshay Kumar connect; view pic! )

Apart from the domestic market, the film has managed to hold well in the international markets. The film has managed to perform decently well in the multiplexes and metro cities but in tier 2 and tier 3 centres, the collections are way below the mark. Honestly, the collections are not that bad but for an Akshay Kumar film, with a good budget, we can say that it failed to fulfil the expectations. The film is primarily targeted to the multiplex audience in the metro cities. Since the film is made on the expensive budget of around Rs 75 crore, Pad Man needs to earn well not only for makers but also for distributors and exhibitors.