Aamir Khan: No, this yr we didn’t see any Aamir Khan film releasing onscreen however followers are conserving themselves busy ready for his subsequent mission Laal Singh Chaddha. The movie is anticipated to hit the theater subsequent yr. An adaptation of the 1994 American movie Forrest Gump, Laal Singh Chaddha stars Aamir Khan within the title position with the sensational Kareena Kapoor paired reverse him.
Amitabh Bachchan: Amitabh Bachchan gave his followers a scare when he contracted COVID-19 and spent a number of days in hospital. Nonetheless, Huge B defeated the virus and eventually returned residence, giving reduction to his properly wishers and displaying the world that he nonetheless stays the ‘Shahenshah’ of India on the age of 78. His son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and grand daughter Aaradhya additionally fought the illness and gained. Huge B’s Gulabo Sitabo, reverse Ayushmann Khurrana, additionally grew to become the primary B-town film to launch on OTT platform because the cinema halls have been shut down. Amitabh Bachchan earned reward along with his comedian timing on this Lucknow-based film.
Akshay Kumar: He’s a field workplace rockstar and Akshay Kumar’s horror comedy style film Laxmii, which hit the OTT platform as a consequence of COVID-19, made the most important ever opening on the brand new platform of film launch. In the meantime, he has unveiled the brand new poster of his upcoming film Ram Setu, promising to ship one other entertainer within the yr to come back. He additionally gained hearts along with his Rs 25-crore donation to the PM Cares Fund.
Ayushmann Khurrana: Ayushmann has created his personal set of followers over time who love him and ship one robust character after the opposite onscreen. In 2020, Ayushmann made yet one more daring assertion with the gay-themed Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. In Gulabo Sitabo, the film which was launched on OTT platform, he as soon as once more touched the fitting chord of the viewers sharing display screen house with Huge B.
Anushka Sharma: Anushka Sharma will certainly keep in mind 2020 with a smile on her face as she introduced her being pregnant. Sure, Anushka and her husband Virat Kohli expect to be mother and father quickly and even the Indian skipper has been given a go away in the course of the Check sequence in opposition to Australia in order that he will be on Anushka’s aspect in the course of the particular second of their life. On the earth of OTT, Anushka Sharma produced two profitable ventures-Paatal Lok (internet sequence) and Bulbbul (film).
Alia Bhatt: Alia Bhatt joined the capturing of SS Rajamouli’s movie RRR. The movie additionally stars Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn and Jr NTR within the lead roles. This yr, Bhatt was seen in Sadak 2, which launched in a single Over-the-top (OTT) platform. Nonetheless, the film didn’t create magic within the hearts of her followers or film lovers. She was mercilessly trolled and attacked on-line by many grieved by the stunning dying of Sushant Singh Rajput that triggered an nearly unending debate on nepotism in movie trade.
Deepika Padukone: Deepika Padukone shocked her followers by reworking herself to Malti, an acid-attack survivor, onscreen. The Indian actress certainly gained hearts by portraying the agony and resilience of a sufferer/survivor within the Meghna Gulzar film. She is going to quickly be seen within the film ’83’, reverse husband Ranveer Singh within the sports activities drama. However she was additionally within the information for the incorrect reasons- medication in Bollywood- after the dying of Sushant Singh Rajput opened a Pandora’s field.
Jacqueline Fernandez: Aside from remaining busy posting new pictures on Instagram for her followers, Jacqueline certainly was the speak of the city together with her foot-tapping efficiency in rapper Badshah’s track ‘Genda Phool’. Throughout lockdown breaks, Salman Khan and Jacky additionally teamed as much as shoot a video track “Tere bina”. Jacqueline additionally remained busy capturing for her upcoming film Bhoot Police on the finish of the yr in Himachal Pradesh.
Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ of controversy, Kangana Ranaut lived as much as her outspokenness this yr. Somewhat she pushed the envelope with all weapons blazing with the tragic finish of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Kangana stoked the hearth when she alleged that the ‘Kedarnath’ actor didn’t endure from any psychological sickness and was fairly “murdered” by the cruelty of the “Bollywood mafia selling nepotism”. As her battle raged with the Shiv Sena dispensation in Mumbai, Kangana discovered herself sucked into it additional when in September a portion of her Pali Hill workplace was demolished by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) holding that it was an “unlawful building”. The act noticed Kangana taking over Uddhav Thackeray head on on social media and warning him of the implications in a fairly pedestrian language. She acquired reduction from the Bombay Excessive Court docket on Nov 27 when it quashed BMC’s order on demolition. It additionally described BMC’s transfer as “mala fide”. Kangana even jumped into yet one more row after tweeting a deceptive publish about an aged girl within the ongoing farmers’ protest within the capital. The ‘Queen’ even engaged herself in a twitter battle with actor Diljit Dosanjh over the farmers’ protest. On the earth of social media, Kangana additionally joined Twitter this yr and retains posting her controversial views on completely different points, not even sparing trade veterans like Jaya Bachchan. Properly on the workfront she wrapped up the yr finishing the filming of Thalaivi- the revolutionary chief, a biopic on late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
Karan Johar: Netizens trolled and slammed director Karan Johar for days and months after the controversy over nepotism as soon as once more haunted Bollywood following the dying of Sushant Singh Rajput. Followers blamed Karan Johar for supporting solely star children over outsiders like Sushant. Netizens blamed Karan and plenty of different Bollywood A-listers for nepotism and for not standing by SSR in his time of disaster. As anticipated Kangana Ranaut joined the controversy and attacked Karan by calling him once more “the flag-bearer of nepotism”. An outdated video of Kangana concentrating on Karan on the ‘nepotism’ concern whereas she appeared in his chat present Koffee With Karan went viral on social media ever because the debate acquired reignited this yr. Issues reached a stage that the Bollywood large needed to unfollow nearly everybody on Twitter, together with actors like Alia Bhatt. He at present follows solely 12 folks on Twitter, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actors Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. He was additionally dragged into the Bollywood and medicines nexus row along with his home get together video of 2019 with prime stars coming below the lens of Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) for allegedly being drug-fuelled, a cost he junked as “baseless”.
Kareena Kapoor Khan: Kareena Kapoor Khan gave one large information to her fans- that she’s going to quickly be a mother for the second time in her life. Sure, Kareena and her husband Saif Ali Khan introduced in 2020 that they’re anticipating the beginning of their second youngster. The ability couple of Bollywood already has a son, Taimur. On the earth of her works, Kareena paired up reverse late actor Irrfan Khan for his or her launch, Angrezi Medium. Nonetheless, with COVID-19 wrecking havoc, the film didn’t earn the end result that was anticipated from it. The film was one of many final main releases in India earlier than lockdown.
Katrina Kaif: The Barbie Doll of B-town is busy getting ready for her subsequent mission ‘Telephone Bhoot’.The horror-comedy style film will even function actors Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi. The film is anticipated to go on flooring subsequent yr. Katrina additionally posted movies of her at residence, cleansing dishes and attending family chores herself amid a pandemic.
Kriti Sanon: Kriti Sanon remained busy with a number of releases in 2019 however this yr none of her films hit onscreen amid COVID-19 pandemic unfold. In December, Kriti certainly left her followers nervous when she introduced that she has contracted the virus. We hope she’s going to recuperate quickly and preserve delivering Field Workplace hits subsequent yr.
Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka Chopra is again together with her new Hollywood film and this time she will likely be seen within the mission We Can Be Heroes. Not too long ago, she made the announcement by sharing a teaser and posters of the film on Instagram.
Ranbir Kapoor: Ranbir Kapoor will certainly wish to overlook 2020 as he misplaced his father and Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor on April 30. Together with his upcoming movie Brahmastra’s launch postponed by Covid-19, he truly had no launch in 2020.
Ranveer Singh: Bollywood’s poster boy Ranveer Singh stored teasing his followers along with his Kapil Dev search for his upcoming sports-based film ’83’. Followers are eagerly ready to see the onscreen chemistry between Ranveer and his spouse Deepika Padukone within the film. As a matter of reality, ’83’, directed by Kabir Khan, is among the most waited films of 2021 when he will even seem in two extra movies- Sooryavanshi and Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Raveer’s look from Jayeshbhai Jordaar has already been unveiled to his followers. Now it’s time to wait and let the calendar flip to 2021.
Saif Ali Khan: The Nawab of Pataudi will quickly be a dad once more as Saif and Kareena Kapoor Khan expect their second youngster from. On the earth of his works, Saif Ali Khan featured in three movies-Tanhaji, Jawaani Jaaneman and Dil Bechara. Subsequent yr will likely be attention-grabbing as he will likely be seen within the much-awaited sequel of 2005 hit movie Bunty Aur Babli. Saif has changed Abhishek Bachchan however Rani Mukherji will as soon as once more be seen within the film that’s anticipated to tickle the humorous bones of moviegoers.
Sara Ali Khan: If daddy remained so busy in 2020, then Sara Ali Khan cannot be distant because the beautiful magnificence was busy recreating 90s magic with Varun Dhawan of their upcoming film Coolie No. 1. The comedy movie, which initially featured Karisma Kapoor and Govinda, will launch on-line this December. The trailer, first look and even few songs of the film have been launched by the makers, producing pleasure round it. Nonetheless, she is once more one other actress of Bollywood hogging limelight in 2020 for the all of the incorrect reasons- the drug abuse in Bollywood triggered by the dying of Sushant Singh Rajput, her debut hero (within the 2018 movie Kedarnath) with whom she allegedly had a relationship for some time.
Salman Khan: Salman Khan was again as a singer when he created a music video throughout lockdown to assist his followers overlook their lockdown gloom. Furthermore, the unique Bollywood rockstar was additionally busy internet hosting in style TV present Bigg Boss that remained equally attention-grabbing even after 14 seasons. Subsequent yr, Khan will likely be seen in Radhe, returning to the massive display screen after a pandemic imposed break of 1 yr. He additionally had his share of abuse from the followers of late Sushant Singh Rajput after the latter’s unnatural dying (suicide in response to police) triggered a debate on nepotism and bullying of outsiders in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan: The King Khan of Bollywood remained absent from the massive display screen in 2020 amid pandemic onslaught however his Kolkata Knight Riders crew certainly featured in Indian Premier League. Nevertheless it didn’t ship a event profitable efficiency even this yr.
Pankaj Tripathi: Actor Pankaj Tripathi is slowly rising as the following large factor in Bollywood along with his repeated highly effective performances in films in addition to internet sequence. He appeared in films like Angrezi Medium, Ludo and Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Lady in 2020. Nonetheless, Pankaj maybe gained extra appreciation as he returned to play the character of Akhandanand “Kaleen Bhaiya” Tripathi within the high-octane internet sequence Mirzapur 2.
Vidya Balan: From showing in a brief film ‘Natkhat’ to her efficiency in Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan made her presence strongly felt amongst film buffs on this eventful yr in any other case marred by the pandemic. Natkhat premiered on YouTube as a part of the We Are One: A World Movie Pageant.
The yr 2020 witnessed a large digital transformation on the earth of flicks and leisure as new movies have been launched on OTT platforms with theater remaining shut as a result of pandemic. The brand new platform positively emerged as a sport changer and internet sequence even witnessed the debut of a number of prime Bollywood actors who discovered a brand new medium to entertain their followers.
Abhishek Bachchan: He might have been down with COVID-19 this yr however Abhishek Bachchan will love to recollect 2020 as one reworking second in his life when he delivered robust efficiency along with his look within the internet sequence Breathe : Into the Shadows. His efficiency within the sequence was appreciated by netizens and Abhishek as soon as once more gained hearts along with his performing prowess. He performed the position of a psychiatrist with a break up persona within the internet sequence. Abhishek can be busy capturing for his upcoming film The Huge Bull. The film is anticipated to hit OTT platform quickly. The Junior B was additionally seen in one other OTT platform launched film Ludo this yr. The film featured Aditya Roy Kapur and Rajkummar Rao within the lead roles.
Bobby Deol: After remaining away from movies for a number of years, Bobby is again with a bang within the internet sequence Aashram. He performed the character of a faux godman Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala aka Monty.
Karisma Kapoor: Karisma might have dominated the massive display screen in 90s however after remaining silent for a few years, the blue-eyed magnificence made her internet sequence debut with ZEE5 and ALT Balaji authentic present Mentalhood. Her much-awaited digital debut has been appreciated by netizens. Within the internet sequence, she was seen taking part in the character of a mom to 3 children and a blogger too.
Kiara Advani: Kiara remained one of many busiest actresses of the Bollywood trade in 2020. The beautiful woman made her first main look this yr together with her Netflix launched film Responsible. The movie follows the story of a songwriter whose boyfriend is accused of rape in the course of the period of #MeToo motion. She additionally appeared in one other OTT platform launched movie-Laxmii. The movie featured Akshay Kumar within the lead position. Kiara and her Indoo Ki Jawani will hit the theatre this month, marking one main Bollywood launch publish COVID-19 lockdown period.
Naseeruddin Shah: Like a lot of his B-town colleagues, Shah made his digital debut with the Amazon Prime Video authentic present Bandish Bandits. He performed the character of Pandit Radhemohan Rathod within the sequence.
Sonu Sood: Regardless of his attractiveness and strong physique, Sonu Sood in “A-listed” Bollywood films was principally a villain or a second fiddle to the heros. However the pandemic introduced the perfect out of him and he emerged because the true hero of the movie world and India. So go to his Wikipedia bio and also you now discover him launched as “an Indian movie actor, producer, and humanitarian who …… Properly Sood would now on be referred to as the humanitarian who pooled all his sources to ship again residence hapless people- learn migrant workers- caught within the large cities like Mumbai- amid the raging Covid-19 lockdown. In September 2020, Sood was chosen for the distinguished ‛SDG Particular Humanitarian Motion Award’ by the United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP) for his humanitarian works in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.[
Sushmita Sen: The Miss Universe teased her fans earlier this year about her digital debut and she finally made it later on with the web series Aarya. In the crime drama, Sushmita could be seen playing the titular role who is caught in a web of lies and deceit within her family. Aarya remained one of the much loved web series of the year.
Sushant Singh Rajput: Celebrity death which shook Bollywood
Sushant Singh Rajput left his fans shocked one Sunday afternoon when he supposedly committed suicide in his Mumbai residence, triggering a tsunami of events that almost felled big Bollywood names and dragged several top stars and personalities into controversies ranging from nepotism, bullying of those from non-film backgrounds and drugs.
An engineering dropout, Sushant came to Bollywood from a middle-class background but went on to deliver many memorable movies, including the biopic on former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. The entire country was left shocked when on June 14 the actor was found dead in his Bandra flat. He had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to death. A CBI investigation into the incident is still on. The death left a deep impact in Indian society as a section of people saw the instance as a wake-up call to introspect on the functioning of the entertainment industry in Mumbai.
The death triggered debates on issues like favouritism, insider versus outsider, and nepotism like never before. With Bollywood actors making strong remarks and observations on the death at that point of time, it was actress Kangana Ranaut who created a massive controversy by saying that Sushant’s death was “a planned murder”.
She even questioned the role of “Bollywood mafia” in his alleged suicide. The actress alleged that the film industry sidelined Sushant despite putting up strong show in several films like Kai Po Che, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath, and Chhichhore. A major divide was witnessed within the industry when several prominent actors like Abhay Deol, Abhishek Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Shekhar Kapur, Abhinav Kashyap, Ranveer Shorey spoke out on the imbalance of power, nepotistic and bullying culture and privilege club in Bollywood.
They mentioned how these practices make it difficult for the real talents with no film connections to sustain and thrive in the Bollywood industry. Soon the case took a turn when Sushant’s family alleged that the actor was murdered and lodged FIR against the actor’s girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is even investigating into the drug angle connected to the death of the actor. Rhea and her brother Showik Chakraborty were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection to the drug probe linked to the death Sushant. Rhea was granted bail in October. Meanwhile, #JusticeForSSR remained one of the top trends on Twitter and other social media platforms. His last film Dil Bechara was released online after his death.
Rishi Kapoor: One of Bollywood’s most loved actors, Rishi Kapoor, who kept entertaining his fans with his evergreen performance onscreen, died on Apr 30. He was 67.
Irrfan Khan: A day before Rishi Kapoor died, Bollywood’s international star Irrfan Khan passed away at a hospital in Mumbai on Apr 29. Irrfan will always be remembered for his exceptionally strong acting skills.
Wajid Khan: Wajid Khan, of composer duo Sajid-Wajid fame, died on June 1 at the age of 42, leaving behind a bouquet of memorable songs that will keep buzzing in the hearts of movie lovers for years to come. He was corona positive.
Basu Chatterjee: Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee died due to age-related ailments on June 4 at the age of 90. He is best remembered for directing movies like Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Chitchor (1976), Rajnigandha (1974), Piya Ka Ghar (1972), Khatta Meetha, Chakravyuha (1978 film), Baton Baton Mein (1979) among others.
Saroj Khan: Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who was the woman behind Madhuri Dixit’s silver screen success as a dancer, died at the age of 71 on July 3.
SP Balasubrahmanyam: 74-year-old singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who sang several evergreen Bollywood songs, died in Chennai on Sept 25.
Asif Basra: Shocking his fans, actor Asif Basra was found dead at a house in Dharamshala on Nov 12. He was reportedly found hanging when police reached the spot. The cause behind his death is still known and the police have started investigating into the case.
Soumitra Chatterjee: Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee left his fans grieved when he passed away aged 85 at a hospital in Kolkata on Nov 15. A Dadashaheb Phalke winner, he was late movie legend Satyajit Ray’s favourite actor.
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