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Katrina Kaif Bollywood’s most popular actress outside India: Report

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Mumbai, March 21: Actress Katrina Kaif has secured the top spot in a list of popular Bollywood actress outside India, according to a study.

She is followed by “Pari” star Anushka Sharma, “Highway” actress Alia Bhatt, “Udta Punjab” star Kareena Kapoor Khan and “Dilwale” star Kajol.

The findings are a part of consumption trend study done by Spuul, a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming platforms for Bollywood and regional movies, read a statement.

The report is based on a demographic data and consumption pattern which resulted in interesting insights about what Indians and Indian diaspora are viewing.

As per the study, Diljit Dosanjh is the most popular Punjabi actor outside India. Neeru Bajwa finds the second spot in the list, followed by Jimmy Sheirgill.

Punjabi movies are also popular on foreign shores, with the highest consumption in Australia followed by the US, New Zealand, the UK, Pakistan and Canada.

Tamil movies have more popularity and its viewership is the highest in the US, followed by Singapore, Malaysia, the UAE and the UK.

The study says that 50 per cent of consumers of video-on-demand content fall in the age group of 25-34 years, followed by 21 per cent in 34-44 years and 20 per cent in 18-24 years of age. Of this, 80 per cent are male.

Subin Subaiah, CEO, Spuul, said: “Last year, we saw high demand for Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies. This year we aim to make Bhojpuri, Marathi and Bengali movies accessible to all as we see it getting more popularity.

“Simultaneously, we are working towards upping the ante in terms of our technology to create superior customer experience.”

The data in the report was gathered from January 1 to December 31, 2017 from more than 40 million registered Spuul users in India, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and the UAE.

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‘Rifleman’ starring Sushant Singh Rajput in legal trouble

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Mumbai, Jan 21: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s upcoming film “Rifleman” has landed in a legal tussle as the markers of recently released “72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died” claimed they had the original rights to make the movie based on rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat’s life.

The director of “72 Hours…”, Avinash Dhyani said this on Saturday while interacting with the media at a press conference here.

The film’s producer Prashil Rawat, and lawyer Nagesh Mishra were also present in the press briefing.

Dhyani, who is the director and lead actor of “72 Hours…”, highlights the life of rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat.

The film released on January 18.

On January 15 (Army Day), Sushant made an announcement through his social media account that he is going to be a part of “Rifleman”.

The producer of Sushant starrer film, Abundantia Entertainment has sent a legal notice to team of “72 Hours…” stating they cannot release their film because they have the original rights to make the film on Rawat’s life.

Dhyani, however, said: “We are not going to step back from this issue. I have been working in this industry since last 15 years. If they (Abundantia Entertainment) think that we are going to succumb under their pressure then it’s their biggest misunderstanding.”

He also slammed Sushant for not verifying the legal aspect before coming on-board for the film.

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Anupam Kher welcomes Vicky Kaushal in ‘actors’ world, gets slammed on Twitter

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Mumbai, Jan 21: Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Monday welcomed Vicky Kaushal in “actors’ world” after watching his performance in the latest release “Uri: The Surgical Strike”.

“Welcome to the ‘actors’ world. You are fantastic in ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Real, gutsy and a performer,” Anupam tweeted on Monday.

The 63-year-old actor asked Vicky to remember that he is his own competition.

“The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. Love and best wishes always,” Anupam added.

But, Kher’s tweet welcoming Vicky to ‘actors’ world did not go down too well with netizens. See how Twitterati reacted to his tweet:

‘Uri’ is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan after 2016’s Uri terror attack.

The film sees Vicky playing the role of an Indian commando who is involved in the 2016 surgical strikes.

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The movie also stars Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.

Directed by Aditya Dhar, ‘Uri’ has scored a century at the box office.

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Tendulkar eagerly waiting for Anil’s Netflix web series ‘Selection: Day Part 2’

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Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar engaged in a Twitter conversation with actor Anil Kapoor to announce the second season of “Selection Day”. The official Twitter handle of Netflix then announced that “Selection Day: Part 2” will start streaming from April 22 this year.

The series is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers Radha and Manju who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India.

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