Entertainment: Akshay out of pressure as Toilet had a good weekend

Despite bad reviews from the press, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar’s film on sanitation has opened to a good box office collection

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Akshay Kumar’s much hyped film Toilet-Ek Prem Katha opened to bad reviews but good collection on the box office. The film based on Prime Minister’s hugely advertised project Swachh Bharat Abhiyan boasts of some hummable melodies and a very impressive looking Akshay Kumar. Rest was bitty criticised by the reviewers.

But the film has apparently done well at the box office. Its first weekend collection has crossed over 50 crore, which is more than Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal.

Elated Twinkle Khanna took to twitter to express her joy over film’s collection.

Some people are giving the credit of its good opening to its melodious music composed by Surinder Sodhi and some to the impressive acting by Akshay Kumar. Trade analyst of Bollywood, Taran Adarsh too tweeted on the film’s good opening:

Despite a lot of preaching and loud acting, the film definitely owes its success to the the theme of sanitation which, notwithstanding all the hoopla about it, is very relevant.

Hritik meets Anand for Super 30

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Hrithik Roshan had a session of conversation with the Maths genius Anand Kumar

Bollywood actor Hritik Roshan is gearing up for his next film, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. The actor was seen spending some time with the mathematician getting to know his ‘character’ in person. Hrithik invited Anand to his house. Anand shared the pictures on his Facebook account.

Bollywood actor Hritik Roshan is gearing up for his next film, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. The actor was seen spending some time with the mathematician getting to know his ‘character’ in person. The film will focus on Anand’s journey from starting Super 30 to how he devoted his life to grooming the IIT aspirants.

Biopic on Abhinav Bindra soon to go on floors

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Photo by Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint via Getty Images
File photo of Olympics gold medalist shooter Abhina Bindra

Biopic on Olympics gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra is in development stage and will soon go on floors.

Producer Prerna Arora, who is backing a biopic says, it is a difficult project as the makers have to be cautious while presenting the story in an honest way. It is the first time Prerna is working on a sports biopic, and she believes a lot of responsibility comes with such films.

“this project we have to be accurate, we can't afford to make mistakes with the content. The scripting is still on. It is in development stage. It will go on floors either December or early next year,” said Prerna.

Recently, the biopic on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot and sportsman Milkha Singh was embroiled in a controversy. However, Prerna says she will make sure her film does not face such issues.

“Today, taking the rights of the person for a film, on whom it is based, has become essential. We have to respect this collaboration. We will be making sure that nothing goes wrong. We want to give credit to every person who is attached to the film personally as well as professionally.”

Prerna says Bindra is helping makers in understanding and bringing his life story alive to the big screen.

According to earlier reports, Mirzya actor Harshvardhan Kapoor will play the role of Abhinav Bindra .

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