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Rangeela Completes 25 Years: When Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar and Jackie Shroff’s Ode to Bollywood Inspired a Hollywood Film!

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Rangeela Completes 25 Years: When Aamir Khan, Urmila Matondkar and Jackie Shroff’s Ode to Bollywood Inspired a Hollywood Film!

It is hard to be believe that Rangeela has completed 25 years, making the ’90s kid in me feel ancient now. The film that came out in 1995 was a smash hit, first attracting eyeballs with AR Rahman’s score and Urmila Matondkar’s alluring sex appeal, and then due the Ram Gopal’s heartwarming take on Bollywood and love (his best, lightest film to date) and Aamir Khan’s terrific performance. People are writing their odes and known trivia about the movie. So here’s one from us – how many of you know that Rangeela‘s plot had even inspired a Hollywood film? Aamir Khan Birthday Special: The Many Proud ‘Firsts’ of Mr Perfectionist in His Four-Decade Plus Film Career!

The film in question is the 2004 movie Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!. Directed by Robert Luketic, the romantic comedy starred Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, and Josh Duhamel. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! revolves around Rosalee (Bosworth), a girl working in a department store in a small town who has a crush on Hollywood star Tad Hamilton (Duhamel). She is also seemingly oblivious to the feelings of her co-worker Pete (Grace).

Thanks to a contest, which is also a PR exercise to cleanse Tad’s image, Rosalee gets a chance to go on a date with Tad. While the first date is disastrous, an interested Tad continues to pursue her over the next few days, bringing them closer and leaving Pete jealous. Ram Gopal Varma Teases Urmila Matondkar After Sharing Her Throwback Pic From Shekhar Kapur’s Masoom (Read Tweet)

In the end, however, Rosalee recognises Pete’s true love for her, which feels more genuine than the feelings Tad has for her. She returns to Pete, who is trying to leave the town, and he asks her for a dance.

Watch the Trailer for Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!:

Doesn’t the premise sound very familiar? Of course, there are some huge differences between Rangeela and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!. Apart from the love triangle, Rangeela is also an ode to Bollywood. The protagonist Mili (Urmila), being a background dancer, who gets noticed by the star in her next film, Raj Kamal (Jackie Shroff) and is promoted as the heroine of the movie. Yup, she also has a celeb crush on him.

The third angle, Munna (Aamir Khan), isn’t really a Mr Nice Guy per se as Grace’s Pete, but a street-smart ruffian who sells movie tickets for black. He also happens to be her childhood friend, harbouring a secret crush for her. Raj Kamal also falls for her, but never expresses his feelings, while assuming she also feels the same. It is only towards the end, during the premiere of their film, he realises that she never loved him, and actually was oblivious of his feelings, and then takes it upon himself to reunite the lovebirds.

While Rangeela sounds different and is a superior film than WADWTH, also a bigger hit, the basic love triangle in both the films is suspiciously same. So this does make that rare case of Hollywood copying Bollywood in a film! Happy Birthday Jackie Shroff: 5 Lesser Known Facts About The Rangeela Actor.

Rangeela‘s success cemented two personalities as a permanent part of Bollywood – director Ram Gopal Varma and music composer AR Rahman. Ram Gopal Varma had made two great Hindi films in Shiva and Raat, but they didn’t give him as much recognition as Rangeela did. Rahman was already a known name thanks to his score for Tamil films, especially in Roja and Bombay. But it was Rangeela that officially brought him to Bollywood.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 08, 2020 01:23 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Happu Ki Paltan Star Sanjay Choudhary Robbed in Daylight, Actor Narrates Ordeal on Instagram (Watch Video)

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Happu Ki Paltan Star Sanjay Choudhary Robbed in Daylight, Actor Narrates Ordeal on Instagram (Watch Video)

Happu Ki Ultan Paltan actor Sanjay Choudhary went through a traumatic incident. He shared his ordeal on Instagram revealing he was mugged while on his way to work in the middle of the day. The actor said he was on his way to the sets in Naigaon, at around 2:30 PM, when a scooter rider approached his car and banged on the window at Mira Road. The man hurled abuses at the actor and made him pull over the car. He forcefully entered the car once it was stationary. Himani Shivpuri Is Back From the Hospital and Under Home Quarantine, Reveals How Happu Ki Ultan Paltan Producer Benaifer Kohli Helped Her Secure A Hospital Bed (View Post).

Sanjay added, “He snatched my mobile and told me that i had banged into his two-wheeler, causing damages worth Rs 20,000. He also claimed that his hand was also injured. Soon, two-three other men joined him on a scooty. They asked me to withdraw Rs 20,000 from the ATM and give them to pay for the damages. I said I don’t have that much money. He said he will take away my phone then and started abusing me in Marathi and threatening me that he will dial 100 and take me to the police.” Meera Chopra’s Father Mugged At Knife Point, Actress Calls Out Delhi Police On Twitter.

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The actor continued, “I took out my purse and started giving him money. They saw 200 and 500 rupees in the drawer and took that as well. I said take all of it but they said they want an entire Rs 20,000. After taking the Rs 700 cash from the car, he stepped out and asked me to leave. I didn’t drive out immediately and continued to keep sitting in the car. They thought I was calling the police and came back. They told me to leave immediately.”

Sanjay warned his followers to be wary of such crimes and advised them to not drive alone. We hope the actor will also file a police complaint soon.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 27, 2020 09:08 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Announces Return with a Powerful Poem ‘Wapas Aana Padta Hai’ (Watch Video)

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Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Announces Return with a Powerful Poem 'Wapas Aana Padta Hai' (Watch Video)

Kaun Banega Crorepati will be returning with its 12th season on Monday. The show will be shot amid a pandemic, so get ready to see some changes in hosting by Amitabh Bachchan, who, BTW, only recently recovered from COVID-19 along with his son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai. Amitabh has recited a poem, focussing on the gusty move to resume KBC and it hits home run. The poem is titled ‘Wapas Aana Padta Hai’  – an obvious allegory for restarting the world and returning to work. We hope a vaccine is discovered and distributed soon. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: From No In-Studio Audience to Changes in Lifelines, Here’s What’s Different With Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC 12.

“Jab waqt ki chotein har sapne har leti hain, jab raah ki keelein pag chalni kar deti hain, aise me bhi gagan bhed hunkar lagana padta hai,” Amitabh saysas he begins the powerful poem. The lighting falls perfectly, illuminating just the actor’s face. His baritone voice and itense eyes will move you. Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 Winner Sushil Kumar Pens A Note On His ‘Worst Time In Life After Winning KBC’ (View Post).

Watch Amitabh Bachchan Recite The Poem ‘Wapas Aana Padta Hai’:

For the very first time in 20 years, KBC will not host in-studio audience keeping in line with the government-mandated safety guidelines and protocols in response to COVID-19. This year, Audience Poll will be replaced by the lifeline Video-A-Friend.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 27, 2020 08:22 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Tiger Shroff On Possible Collab With BTS: ‘Meri To Aukaat Nahi Hai’

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Tiger Shroff Gives an Explosive Performance on BTS Song Dynamite (Watch Video)

Tiger Shroff left Indian fans of the boy band, BTS, ecstatic, when he danced to the tunes of “Dynamite”. The actor keeps showing off his dancing skills on various songs. Of course, now the fans want him to collaborate with BTS, the members of which are also known for their smooth dancing skills party from impressive singing. A fan asked the actor about the possible collab, and he said, “With BTS? Meri toh aukaat nahi hai (I can hardly even dream of such a thing). These guys are the biggest group in the world right now.” Tiger Shroff Gives an Explosive Performance on BTS Song Dynamite (Watch Video).

Tiger added, “I am such a big fan of them. I recently did a dance vlog on their song ‘Dynamite’. It is such a feel-good song.”

“In times like these, we need that kind of vibes. I think the reason their music transcends boundaries and goes across the world is because of their lyrics, messages, visuals and of course, their talent. They are such holistic performers,” he added.

Check Out Tiger’s Performance Here:

K-Pop band BTS broke set a new record with their latest song, “Dynamite”. The band became the first from South Korea to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The number has also broken the record of digital sales set three years ago by Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”. BTS member Suga told the journalists that the band would love to play at the Grammys and also hopes to win an award.

On the work front, Tiger was seen in Baaghi 3, earlier this year. The movie minted money at the box office but was panned by the critics. He is gearing up to start shooting the desi remake of Rambo. Also, Heropanti 2 has been announced.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 27, 2020 07:10 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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