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Hugh Grant Birthday Special: 5 Romcoms of the Notting Hill Actor That Inspired These Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor Starrers

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Every ’90s kid knows how huge of a heartthrob Hugh Grant was in the era. Thanks to the successes of films like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Sense and Sensibility, Mickey Blue Eyes and Bridget Jones Diary, Grant was a  popular pinup boy. While it was romantic comedies that made him very well-liked, Grant had also ventured into serious and even darker territories, though with less success, with films like Bitter Moon, Night Train to Venice, Extreme Measures etc. Happy Birthday Hugh Grant! From William Thacker in Notting Hill To Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones’ Diary, Here Are His Best Films!

Nowadays, Grant is more into grittier stuff, like in Cloud Atlas, The Man From UNCLE, The Gentlemen, quite a change from geekily romantic roles he used to do. As Hugh Grant turns 60 on September 9, 2020, let’s look at five popular movies of his that inspired some well-known Bollywood blockbusters.

Nine Months – Salaam Namaste

Nine Months – Salaam Namaste

Hugh Grant played a man confused with the change in his love life when his girlfriend, played by Julianne Moore, gets pregnant. The 1995 film, also starring Jeff Goldblum as Grant’s friend, is most remembered for the late Robin Williams’ hilarious cameo in the end. Robin Williams Birth Anniversary Special: 5 Times How Jumanji Star Inspired Popular Bollywood Characters of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan.

Nine Months was the inspiration for Siddharth Anand’s Salaam Namaste, starring Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta and Arshad Warsi. In Robin Williams’ shoes steps in Abhishek Bachchan.

Notting Hill – Humko Deewana Kar Gaye

Notting Hill – Humko Deewana Kar Gaye

Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell, is considered as one of the most loved romantic comedies ever made. The 1999 film has Grant’s book shopkeeper seek romance with a Hollywood star, played  by Julia Roberts, who land in his shop one unexpected moment. Ronan Keating’s popular romantic song “When You Say Nothing at All” belongs here. The Gentlemen Movie Review: Hugh Grant Is an Absolute Scene-Stealer in Guy Ritchie’s Thrilling Crime Caper.

In 2006, the late Raj Kanwar made Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Anil Kapoor, which was loosely inspired by Notting Hill.

Mickey Blue Eyes – Welcome

Mickey Blue Eyes – Welcome

This crime comedy, directed by Kelly Makin, has Hugh Grant’s British auctioneer find himself trapped in crime syndicate after falling for a gangster’s daughter.

The movie inspired another Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer, Welcome, that had him romance the sister of a gangster, while trying to get his future brother-in-law and his right-hand man on the right path. The comedy, also starring Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar, was a big hit.

Two Weeks Notice – Kismat Konnection

Two Weeks Notice – Kismat Konnection

Two Weeks Notice is yet another hit romantic comedy of Hugh Grant, where he gets to clash and then romance always-dependable Sandra Bullock. Bullock is an environmental lawyer who crosses paths with Grant’s real estate developer over the redevelopment of a community centre.

Aziz Mirza’s Kismat Connection is loosely based on this film, with Shahid Kapoor playing a down-on-luck architect and Vidya Balan being an activist.

Love, Actually – Salaam-e-Ishq

Love, Actually – Salaam-e-Ishq

Richard Curtis’ 2003 film is a multi-narrative romantic drama, featuring an ensemble cast including Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson among others. Grant plays the newly elected UK Prime Minister, who falls in love with his household staff.

Speaking of which, in Bollywood, we had Nikhil Advani’s Salaam-e-Ishq. While it doesn’t share the same plot as Love, Actually, the movie borrows the multi-narrative style and use of ensemble cast to tell six love stories. Well, five love stories and one comedy track! Salaam-e-Ishq stars Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Sohail Khan and Isha Koppikar.

Interestingly, one iconic scene in Love, Actually – where Andrew Lincoln’s character silently professes his love to Keira Knightley’s through placards – was borrowed in Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale, with the scene featuring Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 09, 2020 09:21 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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More Than 18 People Arrested In Bollywood Drug Case, Claims Narcotics Control Bureau

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Mumbai, Sep 27: More than 18 people have been arrested so far by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with Bollywood drug case, Mutha Ashok Jain, Deputy DG, South-Western Region of NCB said on Saturday. The statements of Karishma Prakash, Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor have been recorded, he said. Vishal Bhardwaj Voices His Opinion On Alleged Drug Nexus And Nepotism In Bollywood.

“The statements of Karishma Prakash, Sara Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Shraddha Kapoor have been recorded. Kshitij Prasad has been placed under arrested after questioning. No fresh summon has been issued today. We have arrested more than 18 people,” Jain said. NCB on Saturday arrested Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad in connection with the drug case.

The NCB had launched an investigation into the drugs case after it received official communication from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which was investigating the money trail related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. In the investigation, many revelations surfaced including various chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage and transportation. Bollywood Drug Case: WhatsApp Issues Clarification After Investigation Agencies Retrieve Chats.

The ED had on July 31 registered an Enforcement Case Information Report in the late actor’s death case after an FIR was filed by Rajput’s father KK Singh against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar on July 28. Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14.

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Haider Director Vishal Bhardwaj Voices His Opinion On Alleged Drug Nexus And Nepotism In Bollywood

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Mumbai, Sep 27: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj has rubbished claims that the Indian film industry has a toxic working culture or an insider-outsider divide, saying some people having “vested interest” are trying to malign its image. Bhardwaj says he believes that people in the industry are always there to support each other and for somebody like him, who doesn’t belong to any film family, it has been a cherishable experience. Saif Ali Khan Talks About Politics, Nepotism, Favouritism in the Bollywood Industry.

The death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has triggered a lot of debates including one of “outsider v/s insider”, with many targeting the showbiz for ill-treatment of people who don’t have any links within the industry. There is also a talk about the alleged drug-nexus. Rajput was found dead at his Bandra residence here on June 14.

During a virtual press conference of Screenwriters Association (SWA) Awards on Friday, Bhardwaj in response to a question posed by PTI said, “I don’t personally feel there is toxic work culture. I believe there is so much love in our work culture. The film unit becomes like a complete family. There is such a beautiful work culture (here).”

The “Haider” director said there are people who have “vested interest” and they are trying to project cinema as a “toxic” work place. “I believe all this is rubbish about toxic working culture. Ours is a beautiful industry… jo barbad kiya jaa raha hai aajkal uske vested interest kis tarah ke hai sabko malum hai (Ours is a beautiful industry, which has been ruined due to vested interest and we all know about this). “And we also know why it is happening. So please forgive us, leave us on our own. We are doing good,” he added. Bollywood Drug Case: WhatsApp Issues Clarification After Investigation Agencies Retrieve Chats.

“It has nothing to do with insider or outsider. All this is banai hui bakwas (All this nonsense has been made up). We are like a family. I never felt like an outsider in the industry. Whatever little I have felt, that might happen in any other profession (as well). “The emotional support that you get here, that you might not get in any other work culture. It is a beautiful industry, there is no toxic culture,” he said.

The director, however, is optimistic about the industry regaining its glory as soon as the cinema halls open. “This is one side bowling happening. We are yet to get to ball because our theatres are closed. Those who are abusing are the ones who go and purchase tickets to watch films. Let our Friday come,” he said. Theatres across the country have been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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NCB Says No Link Between Drug Probe and Karan Johar’s July 2019 Party

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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday confirmed that the agency is not probing the alleged ‘drug party’ video posted by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, adding that their focus is on the drug-related investigation surrounding the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Sonu Nigam Slams Cyber Police After Ministry of Labour Retweets Tasteless Joke on Deepika Padukone From Fake Account of the Singer (Watch Video).

The video was posted on July 28, 2019, by Johar that shows several Bollywood celebrities including Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Vickey Kaushal present at the party that took place at his residence.

Later Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa demanded an investigation on the matter of celebrities’ involvement in the consumption of drugs. Karan Johar Issues Statement Slamming Rumours of Drug Abuse, Clarifies Kshitij Prasad and Anubhav Chopra Are Not Associated With Dharma.

On Saturday during a press address, asked if NCB plans to summon Johar over the alleged ‘drug party’ video that has surfaced, Mutha Ashok Jain, NCB South-Western Region Deputy Director-General told the media: “No, there is no connection of that said video with this case.”

There were speculations in the media that Johar might be summoned by the NCB on the matter. Was Vicky Kaushal on Dope or Just Ill? Karan Johar Reveals What Really Happened at His Controversial Party – Watch Video.

However, Jain confirmed that no fresh summons have been sent to any other film personality in the case.

On Saturday Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, and Sara Ali Khan were grilled by the NCB.

Kshitij Ravi Prasad, a former executive of Johar’s production house Dharma Productions has been arrested by the NCB on Saturday.

Till date, Jain said, 18 to 19 persons have been arrested in connection as part of the probe into the death of Sushant, who was found dead at his Bandra home on June 14.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 27, 2020 12:17 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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