Entertainment: Jagga Jasoos earns over ₹8 crores on Day 1

“Jagga Jasoos” meant mainly for children, needed much wider appreciation to recover its huge costs

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Photo courtesy: Twitter

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Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos grossed ₹8.57 crore on its opening, reported Box Office India.

According to the website, “The film did not show much of a pickup post the 6 pm shows as the film, despite being a content film is not for the adult evening audience so remained pretty much flat in the evenings. The film is mainly for children who watch English children’s channels and this should enable growth on Saturday and Sunday as the families and kids come out in metros but the film needed much wider appreciation to recover its huge costs.”

Jagga Jasoos is the story of Ranbir (Jagga), a school boy, who is in search of his missing father.

Disney and Pictureshuru Productions Jagga Jasoos is directed by Anurag Basu. The film also stars Sayani Gupta and Saurabh Shukla.

Celebrities brave rain on the green carpet of IIFA

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Photo courtesy: Twitter

Intermittent showers greeted Bollywood stars as they took to the green carpet at the IIFA ceremony but that did not dampen their spirits. Stars including Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, Shahid Kapoor made sure that the show went on even as some fans chose to leave the MetLife stadium due to the downpour.

But there were thousands of fans who braved the bone- chilling cold just to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars at the event.

Salman took to Twitter and shared

The Oscar-winning musician collaborated with Diljit Dosanjh, Javed Ali, Jonita Gandhi, Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan and Haricharan Seshadri for a music medley.

Due to the rains, some concert attendees were not able to make the most of the event. The event was hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan, Anupam Kher, Diljit Dosanjh, Kamal Khan and Riteish Deshmukh were also in attendance at the event which saw a special performance by music maestro AR Rahman.

Organisers deny language bias in UK concert of Rahman

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Fans of AR Rahman were disappointed after the Oscar-winning musician performed a majority of Tamil songs. The audience has blamed organisers for being biased on the language front. But, the organisers behind the AR Rahman concert in London have denied any language bias after a social media storm.

The Netru Indru Nalai (Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow) concert at Wembley Arena on July 8 attracted hundreds to what was described as a celebration of the Chennai-born star’s 25- year musical journey.

But some of the concert-goers claimed on Facebook and Twitter later that they had walked out over the lack of Bollywood tunes from Rahman’s repertoire.

The criticism prompted the organisers - HueBox Entertainment and Hamsini Entertainment - to publish the complete song list from the concert to highlight the balanced nature of the show.

“Hi London, thanks for the tremendous support and response, however we have been getting few complaints on language bias which is rather unfortunate as this was an Indian show and music doesn't have any barriers,” said a statement from the organisers on the official AR Rahman Live - UK Facebook page.

“Nevertheless, we have posted the track list performed at the SSE Arena Wembley to prove that there were 16 full tracks in Hindi, 12 full Tamil tracks and 1 Medley with a mix of Tamil and Hindi. Kindly note that there were no wrong advertisements or publicity material that may have given any wrong info on language of the concert,” it said.

The concert was planned as a multi-media spectacle and it is the first in a global series to celebrate 25 years since Rahman’s musical debut with Roja in 1992.

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Published: 15 Jul 2017, 6:25 PM