Tuesday, Dec 26, 2023

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Episode 3428 December 26, 2023

Expresso Bollywood News Update at 11:30 am on 26 December 2023

Bollywood Updates: Sara Ali Khan celebrates Christmas with family in London, Ankita Lokhande gets emotional recalling Sushant Singh Rajput’s intimate scenes, Ronit Roy and wife Neelam renew wedding vows in Goa temple, and more.

Expresso Bollywood News Update at 11:30 am on 26 December 2023Bollywood Updates: Sara Ali Khan celebrates Christmas with family in London, Ankita Lokhande gets emotional recalling Sushant Singh Rajput's intimate scenes, Ronit Roy and wife Neelam renew wedding vows in Goa temple, and more.

Latest Bollywood News Today Transcript at 11:30 AM on 26 December 2023

Let's begin with our top story. Sara Ali Khan celebrated Christmas with her dad Saif Ali Khan, and mom Amrita Singh in London, and missed her ‘baby brother’ Ibrahim. She took to Instagram to share the news, and pictures of herself with the two of them enjoying the festivities, and also wrote a funny poem. Sara’s fans and followers poured a lot of love on her post. One person wrote, “I just love Sara Ali Khan for the person she is”, while some people were amused that Saif and Amrita hung out together. On the work front, Sara was last seen in Zara Hatke Zara Bachkeand will next be seen in Ae Watan Mere Watan.


In the Dunki box office collection Day 5 news: Shah Rukh Khan’s film benefited from the Christmas holiday, and approached the Rs 150 cr mark in India. It witnessed impressive footfall despite strong competition from Prabhas' Salaar. The day 5 box office collection in India was Rs 22.50 crore, as reported by industry tracker Sacnilk. The 5-day total domestic collection is Rs 128.13 crore. Red Chillies Entertainment, the production company behind the film, shared that Dunki's worldwide box office gross is Rs 211.13 crore after four days of release and it was headed to the Rs 250 crore mark with Christmas day collections. It had an overall 39.53% Hindi occupancy, with the maximum footfall being recorded during the evening shows.


Next up. Ankita Lokhande, in the latest episode of Bigg Boss 17, said she wept after watching Sushant Singh Rajput’s intimate scenes in Shuddh Desi Romance, adding, “He had booked an entire hall. He knew that I would get miffed. I saw it and my nails were like this (enacts nails digging in the seat). The entire movie got over and I went back and cried a lot.” She also shared that later when the two of them would get intimate, she would get flashbacks of his movie scenes. When asked if Sushant took her permission before agreeing to kiss a co-star in a film, Ankit said that he did. They dated for seven years before calling it quits.


Bollywood actor Ronit Roy and his wife Neelam Bose Roy renewed their wedding vows in a soulful ceremony at a temple in Goa. The couple, who originally tied the knot in 2003, marked their 20th wedding anniversary with a Hindu ceremony. Ronit took to Instagram to share glimpses of this special occasion. In the heartwarming video, a cloth separates the couple as temple priests officiate the ceremony. Neelam, eagerly trying to catch a glimpse of Ronit makes their family members and friends laugh in the background. Another video showcases the couple standing side by side, with Ronit donning a traditional kurta and pajama, and Neelam looking radiant in a red attire. He wrote, “Renewing our vows: Part 2.”


Moving on, Salman Khan joined newlyweds Arbaaz Khan and Shura Khan in an epic Khan-daan family pic featuring his parents Salim Khan, Salma Khan and Helen, sister Alvira Agnihotri, Arbaaz’s son Arhaan Khan, and other family members. The wedding was an intimate affair, attended only by close friends and family on December 24, and took place at Arpita Khan Sharma and Aayush Sharma’s house and the official photos from this family gathering were shared by the couple and the guests. Aayush also shared photos of his kids Ahil and Ayat. Arbaaz and Shura have been dating for a few months now. They met on the sets of Arbaaz’s upcoming film Patna Shukla.


Pankaj Tripathi on Instagram, dropped the first song Desh Phele from Main Atal Hoon on 25th Dec, the 99th birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Composed by Payal Dev, the song is sung by Jubin Nautival and penned by Manoj Muntashir. The song takes one into the former PM's world, a poet who rewrote history. Pankaj stars as Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Recently, during the trailer launch, he opened up about his interest in politics and how he prepared for the biopic. The film is directed by Ravi Jadhav and will be released on January 19, 2024. It is backed by Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios, Vinod Bhanushali, Sandeep Singh, Sam Khan, and Kamlesh Bhanushali.


Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt revealed their daughter Raha’s face at the Kapoor family Christmas lunch for the first time and posed for pictures with her. Ranbir carried Raha in his arms. He was in all black and Raha was in a white frock with pigtails. Alia wore a Christmas-themed dress with a Reindeer headband. In November, Alia opened up about why the couple has not yet revealed their daughter’s face at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, and said, “I don’t want it to seem like I am hiding my daughter. But we are new parents. We don’t know how we feel about her face splashed out all over the internet, she’s barely a year old.”


Lastly, Khushi Kapoor, during a chat with Hindustan Times, spoke on wearing mom Sridevi’s dress to Archies’ premiere, saying, "I felt I needed some extra support that day. It is a big deal, I wanted her to be there with me in some way.” Belonging to the third generation of the affluent Surinder Kapoor family, she also stated she always knew she would end up in the film industry from childhood, adding, "I was very fascinated by the camera, lights, and being able to tell a story for a living.”

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