Entertainment: Dangal rocks in China!

<i>Dangal</i>, which was released in China much after it hit the screens in India, is a roaring success there. Its box office collection has crossed its Indian record and is nearing ₹500 crore

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In India, while we are going gaga over the box office collection of the mega hit Baahubali 2, Aamir Khan’s Dangal is grabbing attention in China. Released in China just two weeks ago on May 5, Dangal is turning out to be a mega hit with its gross collection nearing ₹500 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest collection of the film in China on Twitter.

Inspired by the real life story of wrestler Mahavir Phogat and how he struggled against all odds to train his daughters as successful professional wrestlers, the movie has struck a chord with the Chinese audience. The tremendous response the film has received in China was quite unexpected. It is the first Indian movie whose collection from a single overseas market has gone far beyond the domestic box office collection.

Huma Qureshi will star opposite Rajinikanth

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Photo by Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
File photo of Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has been cast opposite Rajinikanth in a yet-to-be titled film.

Huma will be playing the 66-year-old superstar's love interest in the film, produced by Rajnikanth’s daughter Aishwarya Rajnikanth and her husband-actor Dhanush’s home production Wunderbar Films.

According to sources, Vidya Balan had been approached before Huma to star opposite Rajnikanth but she has turned down the film because of date issues.

The film, to be directed by PA Ranjith, is scheduled to go on floors by the end of this month here.

Siddhanth to play Dawood in Haseena

Actor Siddhanth Kapoor will be essaying the role of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim in the biopic Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai directed by Apoorva Lakhia.

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Shraddha Kapoor’s real-life brother Siddhanth Kapoor will play her on-screen brother as well

Actor Shraddha Kapoor is playing the lead role of the gangster's late sister Haseena Parkar in the film.

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Shraddha Kapoor is playing the lead character in Haseena

“I couldn't believe Apoorva wanted me to play the part, he told me he has the trust that I will perform well, but wanted me to convince him that I look that part,” Siddhanth was quoted as saying.

The movie will chronicle Dawood from the age of 17 to 40. Siddhanth had to make sure his portrayal of the don was different as stars like Rishi Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have already played Dawood on the big screen in D Day and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! respectively.

“We went through very intense workshops, read books, spoke to several people in the know. It was quite an experience preparing for the role,” the actor said.

The film will go on floor in November this year.

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2 is back

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The star cast of popular TV serial Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Take 2

The popular TV serial Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is back after almost 11 years. The humorous Gujarati family had given some memorable episodes and had kept the audience guffawing all through.

Now the second season of the serial will premier on Hotstar on Tuesday taking a seven-year leap. Produced by Jamnadas Majethia and Aatish Kapadia, it features Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sumeet Raghavan, Rupali Ganguly, Rajesh Kumar and Deven Bhojani.

The online streaming platform, Hotstar had already planned a new and interesting marketing campaign to promote the show. Through this campaign, the audience can also become a part of this show. The campaign has received huge response and the CEO of Hotstar, Ajith Mohan was quite excited about it. The coming week will be a test of its popularity in Season 2.

With inputs from NH Web Desk

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