Psy's Gentleman hits 82 million views
TOKYO, April 16: South Korean rapper Psy's new video, Gentleman, rocketed up the YouTube heights with more than 82 million views on Tuesday, chasing the success of his megahit "Gangnam Style" after smashing the previous record for first-day views for songs.
Gangnam Style, which holds the YouTube record for most views ever with more than 1.5 billion, made the corpulent Korean a global star and one of the best-known faces to come out of the growing K-pop music scene.
The video to Gentleman racked up more than 20 million hits in the first 24 hours after its release on Saturday night. That easily outstripped the 8 million views for Justin Bieber's Boyfriend in its first 24 hours.
The song was also climbing music charts around the world, hitting 8th in Britain and 7th in Australia, according to the Apple store's iTunes ranking, and holding top place in most of Scandinavia. It ranked 21st for songs overall, compared with 90th place on Saturday before the video was released.
"He is good. I love his energy," one woman commented on YouTube. Others said the video was hilarious and the sunglass-wearing 35-year-old's dancing "smooth."
Some were less complimentary, with a few saying the video was arrogant and "too sexual". It shows Psy playing tricks on women such as splashing coffee in their faces and untying a bikini top.
"Meh. Gangnam Style was better," one woman wrote.
Gangnam Style racked up digital sales of 3.59 million units in the United States and Canada last year, according to Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS, 9th in the best-selling list. It was third on Amazon's MP3 song bestseller list for 2012.
Nargis Fakhri dons bikini for GQ cover
MUMBAI, April 4: Rockstar babe Nargis Fakhri may be MIA (Missing in Action) on the films' front but she surely keeps herself busy with her modeling work and fashion photo-shoots.
The half Czech- half Pakistani actress features on the cover of this month's issue of GQ magazine and needless to say she looks smokin' hot. While Tarun Vishwa captures the beauty of Nargis through his camera lens, Vijendra Bhardwaj was the fashion director for this shoot.
The model turned actress tweeted her picture saying: "Here’s a look at my sexiest cover till date with @gq_india . Loved shooting in all those bikinis!". The American model flaunts her sexy side as she strikes a pose in a white bikini on the cover of the glossy.
Before her Bollywood debut, Nargis appeared on America's Next Top Model Cycles 2 and 3 in 2004. She even posed for the 2009 Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar.
Katrina Kaif pays highest advance tax among Bollywood actressses
MUMBAI, March 25: There is no denying that Katrina Kaif is one of the busiest and highest paid actors in Bollywood. And now, she has also become the highest tax payer among the leading ladies in the industry.
A source close to Katrina reveals that she has paid advance tax of a whopping Rs. 4.5 crore this year. In the last fiscal year, Katrina had two blockbusters with two Khans — Ek Tha Tiger (2012) with Salman and late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) with Shah Rukh.
Both the films crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark at the box office.
“Paying advance tax has become a recent trend. It has also become a means to measure a star’s success,” says a source. When contacted, Katrina confirmed the news.
“Paying regular taxes is the right thing to do. It just enables the smooth functioning of the state and (once the taxes are done) actors like us can continue with our job of entertaining our fans,” says the actor, who is currently busy shooting for the third instalment of Yash Raj Films’ hit franchise Dhoom:3 with actor Aamir Khan.
Mamata joins chorus for actor Sanjay Dutt's pardon
KOLKATA, March 25: West Bengal chief minister on Monday said actor Sanjay Dutt, sentenced to five years' imprisonment under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai blast case, had suffered enough and did not deserve any more.
"Though it is not in my hand, I feel he has already suffered a lot for the blunder he committed earlier. From complete wreck, he has again picked up his career to unfold his potential," the Trinamool Congress chief wrote on Facebook.
Sanjay, who has already undergone 18 month's imprisonment, will have to serve the remaining term if he does not get a pardon.
Banerjee is the first CM to back Sanjay. She recounted her close ties with his father, late Sunil Dutt, a successful actor and politician. "Today, I fondly remember Sunil Dutt ji. He used to come to my residence whenever he was in Calcutta. If he were alive, he would have no doubt made all efforts to see that Sanjay does not suffer any more. My heart echoes the same sentiments."
Shiv Sena opposed the move to pardon Sanjay Dutt on Monday saying it would send a wrong message to the society.
Speaking in the Legislative Council in Maharashtra, Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe said, "There should not be a rethink on the SC's verdict. It will send a wrong message to the society ..."
Incidentally, the then Congress MP Sunil Dutt and father of Sanjay, had turned to Sena supremo Bal Thackeray to ensure that his son got some relief after he was arrested and jailed under the stringent TADA.
The BJP has already opposed the demand for relief to Dutt, saying law should be the same for everyone.
'Argo' best film, Ang Lee best Dir for 'Pi' at Oscars
LOS ANGELES, Feb 25: Ben Affleck's Iranian hostage drama 'Argo' won the Best Picture Oscar while Ang Lee pulled off a big surprise by taking home the Best Director trophy for 'Life of Pi' at the 85th Academy Awards.
British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, 55, scored a historic third Best Actor Oscar for his turn as the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's civil-war set drama 'Lincoln'.
He has become the first actor to win the most number of Best Actor Oscars. His previous Oscars were for 'My Left Foot' in 1989 and 'There Will Be Blood' in 2007.
22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence emerged a winner for 'Silver Linings Playbook' in a tight best actress race by tripping strong contenders like Jessica Chastain, Emmanuelle Riva, Naomi Watts and Quvenzhane Wallis.
'Argo' saw off tough competition from eight other films --including 'Lincoln', 'Life of Pi', 'Amour', 'Django Unchained' and 'Zero Dark Thirty'-- to walk away with the top award.
'Argo' was declared a winner by Jack Nicholson and First Lady Michelle Obama, who tuned in through a videolink, making an unprecedented appearance from White House in a shimmery silver gown.
The film, based on real incidents, narrates the near impossible escape story when CIA pulled out six US diplomats from Iran in 1979 by posing as a fake film crew.
It won three trophies --best picture, best adapted screenplay and best editing-- out of its seven nominations.
Lee pulled of an upset by winning the Oscar, his second, over favourite Steven Spielberg and three others with his visually stunning, India-set 3D drama.
The film also scored maximum wins of four awards -- best director, best cinematography, music (original score) and visual effects -- out of its 11 nominations.
"Thank you, movie god. I need to thank Yann Martel for writing this inspiring book," said Lee before commending his Indian cast and crew and ending his speech with 'Namaste'.
Lee, 58, spent four years translating Martel's book to the screen and made several trips to India to shoot the film, which starts in Pondicherry and Munnar.
The director, a five-time Oscar nominee, previously won the best director trophy for his 2005 gay cowboy drama 'Brokeback Mountain'.
He shot the film, which earned USD 600 million worldwide, with an Indian cast that included newcomer Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Adil Hussain.
Affleck, 40, who was famously snubbed from being nominated for directing despite winning every other award this season, made it up by scoring the top honour of the night over eight other films.
"I want to thank Canada. I want to thank our friends in Iran, who live under terrible circumstances," said Affleck, the co-producer with George Clooney and Grant Heslov.
Day-Lewis, who took almost six years to accept the role of Lincoln after refusing Spielberg three times, thanked the "spirit of Lincoln" for his win.
"I do know that I've received so much more than my fortune... my role was Steven's first choice for Lincoln... I'm so proud... I'd like to thank Kathleen Kenndey, our producer. I owe this to three men - Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg and the spirit of Abraham lincoln," he said while accepting the best actor trophy.
Lawrence had an embarrassing tumble before accepting her Best Actress trophy but the 22-year-old recovered her composure quickly to deliver an emotional speech.
"This is embarrassing... It's nuts...thank you to the Academy, to the women this year. Thank you to the best production team, our crew and my family... Thank you so much," she said.
Anne Hathaway's dream of winning an Oscar came true after she walked away with the Best Supporting trophy for her role of a fallen woman, Fantine, in 'Les Miserables'.
"'It came true... I hope sometime in near future. The misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and not in real life,' Hathaway said.
Christoph Waltz won the best supporing Oscar, his second in the same category, for 'Django Unchained'.
List of Oscar Winners from the 2013 Academy Awards.
1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."
2. Animated Short Film: "Paperman."
3. Animated Feature Film: "Brave."
4. Cinematography: "Life of Pi."
5. Visual Effects: "Life of Pi."
6. Costume: "Anna Karenina."
7. Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Miserables."
8. Live Action Short Film: "Curfew."
9. Documentary (short subject): "Inocente."
10. Documentary: "Searching For Sugar Man."
11. Foreign Language Film: "Amour."
12. Sound Mixing: "Les Miserables."
13. Sound Editing (TIE): "Skyfall," "Zero Dark Thirty."
14. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables."
15. Editing: "Argo."
16. Production Design: "Lincoln."
17. Score: "Life of Pi."
18. Song: Adele, "Skyfall."
19. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, "Argo."
20. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained."
21. Director: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."
22. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook."
23. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."
24. Picture: "Argo."
Race 2 collects Rs.79.6 crore in first week
MUMBAI, Feb 4: Abbas-Mustan's action thriller Race 2 has raked in Rs.79.6 crore net in its opening week at the domestic box-office. The film is also minting money in the overseas market. Co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Ramesh Taurani of Tips Films, Race 2 had earned Rs.51.35 crore over first weekend. In the following days, film earned Rs.7.5 crore Monday, Rs.6.5 crore Tuesday, Rs.5.75 crore Wednesday, Rs.5 crore Thursday and Rs.3.5 crore Friday.
The first-week total on the domestic box office sums up to Rs.79.6 crore, while in the international market, Race 2 grossed over $4.25 million in its opening week.
Made for Rs.60 crore, the film features an ensemble cast of Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqeline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel.
Now that's some hot makeup
TOKYO, Jan 9: Japanese cosmetics brand Shiseido has launched its Fullmake Washable Base, which can be washed off with nothing more than warm water. Makeup users often spend just as long taking off their makeup as they do putting it on. Those with busy schedules, as well as people whose skin suffers from the repeated effects of makeup remover, will be happy to hear about Shiseido's innovation.
Inspired by the Japanese phenomenon of asakatsu, or morning activities, the brand has seen customers with "increased interest in achieving optimum work-life balance or making effective use of the morning hours by getting up earlier." This new product might just win them a few minutes in the evening.
According to the brand, the Fullmake Washable Base uses a "Veil Action Polymer" that is hydrophobic to cold water but hydrophilic to warm water. This means the product doesn't react to cold water (so you're safe in a rainstorm) but washes off the face easily when mixed with warm water, removing any makeup on top of it too.
Shiseido claims the product also "helps smooth out unevenness and fine wrinkles, helps foundation, eye color, and lipstick adhere tightly to the skin and lips, and illuminates the skin with a natural glow." The brand is also claiming that the product will help to save water, as each time the makeup is removed the face doesn't need to be rinsed a second time to remove traces of face-cleaning products.
Using one 35g tube of the Fullmake product should require 90 liters less water than a traditional product, according to the brand's calculations. The product appeared for pre-order in December on Shiseido's Japanese-language companion beauty website "watashi+" and will be sold at Shiseido stores from March 2013 for 1,050 yen ($12)
Salman Khan's Dabangg 2 earns over Rs. 101 crore in first week
MUMBAI, Dec 28: Once again, Salman Khan has proved to be the actor who can do no wrong. A filmmaker must simply cast him to ensure business worth Rs. 100 cr. Dabangg 2, the sequel to the movie that kicked off Salman’s golden run (Dabangg; 2010) is no exception.
The movie, directed by Arbaaz Khan, hit the milestone figure in under a week. That’s faster than Salman’s previous superhit, Ek Tha Tiger.
The film opened in 3,500 screens across the country (effectively ousting any other film, Indian or international), and in its very first weekend, brought in Rs. 65 cr.
Exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi says, “Salman Khan is at a stage in his career where even if you shoot him eating biryani for two hours and show the footage in cinema halls, it will be a blockbuster. Dabangg 2 is the biggest opener among non-holiday releases and has been rock steady over the weekdays too. With almost no serious competition till January 11, it is well on its way to joining the list of the biggest Salman grossers.”
Trade analyst Komal Nahta feels that the movie, a mass entertainer, has performed so incredibly that the excitement and expectations from a Salman Khan movie are only going to rise.
However, trade analyst Vinod Mirani, while agreeing with the others, feels that the film could’ve done better. He says, “It’s doing well, but considering the hype it generated, it was expected to do even better.”
Aamir Khan to get fitter for gymnast’s role in Dhoom 3
MUMBAI, Dec 28: There has been a lot of hype around Aamir Khan’s new look in Dhoom: 3. And the actor, who plays a gymnast in the film, is now set to get fitter than ever for it. A source reveals, “He’s shown to be quite athletic in the film, so there’s no question of him being bulky. Instead, he will be leaner and fitter than ever before.”
To achieve the look, Aamir has been undergoing a strict diet and vigourous training for a while. In fact, Aamir had earlier said “I have six small meals a day and my food is accurately measured. So I know how many calories I am consuming.”
But the actor, who already shot some portions of the film in Chicago a few months ago, broke his diet and fitness schedule when he went on Haj. The source says, “First it was Haj. And now he’s in Thailand to bring in the New Year with wife Kiran and son Azad. So his schedule has gone for a toss.”
But the actor will resume his diet as soon as he returns to the city. The source says, “Aamir’s trainer will come home to help him exercise. The regime will have him work out for two to three hours a day. When he goes back to shooting, he will have the body his character requires.”
This look will be a drastic change from his previous ones. The source says, “With this film, the audience will see his leaner and meaner side.”
Freida Pinto flaunts toned body in sari-inspired gown
LONDON, Sept 7: Freida Pinto went for a more daring dress than usual, as she attended the Jaeger-LeCoultre gala dinner- celebrating the Rendez-Vous collection at Giustinian Palace in Venice, Italy.
The 27-year-old actress bared her toned torso in a sari-inspired black and gold gown, which featured cut-out detailing around the torso area, the Daily Mail reported.
The Immortals star let her bold dress do all of the talking, merely accessorizing it with a watch from a Swiss high-end designer watch maker.
Pinto’s hair was swept back in a chic chignon and she wore minimal make-up.
Pinto also took time out to pose on the red-carpet with actor Clive Owen, who is one of the faces of the watch brand.
Sleeping Beauty art exhibit will end in real-life marriages
UKRAINE, Sept 2: “Sleeping Beauties” in heavy make-up and long white nightgowns are lying on beds at National Art Museum of Ukraine, waiting to be kissed by the general public. Each girl has signed a contract with artist Taras Polataiko, promising to marry any man who can open her eyes with just a kiss.
And any unmarried male suitor over the age of 18 who comes to view the exhibit has to sign a similar contract: if the Sleeping Beauty opens her eyes during the kiss, he’ll be her husband.
While installations involving real people are always weird, this one is something special: How does one open a sleeping person’s eyes with a kiss without actually prying her eyelids open with his mouth?
One of the beauties explains: “If it’s my true love, I will feel it on an intuitive level. Secondly, if I don’t feel it, I won’t open my eyes. Anything can happen in life. And suddenly it’s fate. What if it’s the only way I’ll meet my soul mate?”
Which means the kisses will be mouth-to-mouth, and she’ll be choosing a husband based entirely on his kissing skills.
That may be the best way to choose a mate, or the worst way ever. I can’t imagine a better weirdo magnet than, “win a young beautiful women’s hand in marriage without ever having to say anything interesting or show her your face.”
Not that it matters that much. In post-”Bachelorette” world, a marriage contracted for art and entertainment doesn’t exactly sound binding.
But maybe that means the work is a success—that it sparks weird feelings and cultural insights. Whether or not the artist meant it, the work says a lot about fairytale myths surrounding weddings—that love is fate and if you’re pretty enough and have enough patience Prince Charming will arrive and wake you, however limp and inactive you might be.
Salman's Ek Tha Tiger crosses Rs. 200 crore
NEW DELHI, Aug 27: After making the fastest Rs. 100 cr at the Indian box office, Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger has reached another milestone. The film has crossed Rs. 200 cr mark after factoring in domestic as well as overseas BO. In India, The film collected Rs. 7 cr on Saturday.
"EkThaTiger India + Overseas combined biz *after 2nd Weekend* is Rs. 210 cr +. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER," says trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The film has garnered Rs. 175 cr in India. "India Rankings TOP 3:- No 1 - #3Idiots [202 cr nett], No 2 - #EkThaTiger [175 cr nett, still counting], No 3 - #Bodyguard [148 cr nett]," adds Adarsh.
"Ek Tha Tiger made an approx 7 Crores on its Day 11 at the Indian box office. The movie is doing pretty well in it’s 2nd week and now stands at a nett box office collection of 164.25 Crores," reports Koimoi.com.
"Ek Tha Tiger had made a 4.50 Crores on it’s 2nd Friday but seems it recovered pretty steadily on Saturday which saw almost 60% growth," adds the website.
Blazing Sunny Leone
NEW DELHI, July 7: Sunny Leone, already blazing in Jism 2 promos, has taken hotness a notch higher by ditching her clothes in a new photoshoot. The sultry beauty is drenched and barely manages to cover her assets.
The porn star-turned-actor retweeted the tweet by Melissa Makeup (@XmelissamakeupX) which read: "#Gorgeous? ? @SunnyLeone @thedisparrows @SunlustPictures hair/mu/photos by ?#xmelissamakeupx."
That's not all, Sunny Leone retweeted three more hot snaps. While in one she is clad in blue-white lingerie, in another she's sporting a white piece. In the third, the sexy babe poses in a translucent blue top over panties.
The hot siren is all set to make her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt's Jism 2. In the recently released songs from the film, she was seen getting intimate with Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh.
The erotic thriller revolves around a porn star (Sunny), who is hired by a dashing intelligence officer (Arunoday) to become a honey-trap for a dreaded assassin (Randeep). In doing so, she not only has to confront her bitter-sweet past, but is also forced to make an impossible choice - one that will put her own life in double jeopardy.
Sunny Leone on her character: "There are a lot of aspects in me that are similar to the character I'm portraying on screen. She is a very complex person with different shades. There is a huge sense of loss this character goes through, and I believe that most women and men have gone through this whether in relationships or family.
My character is trying to find her way, the right way, but goes through a lot in her mind to figure it out."
Jism 2 is a sequel to 2003 flick Jism which had John Abraham and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles.
The film is slated for August 3 release.
Australian Pop singer's 'topless' pic leaves Indians miffed
MELBOURNE, July 4: Topless pictures of an Indian-origin singer, who is Gold Coast city's pick to promote tourism in India, has left a section of the Indian community uneasy with ome speaking against such moves to sell tourism to a largely conservative India.
Queensland-raised pop singer Aiysha Saagar was recently selected as the Gold Coast Goodwill Ambassador by the eastern city's Mayor Tom Tate, and she is set to travel to India to promote the tourist city to Indians.
However, her pictures on her website where she poses on the Surfers Paradise beach with the Australian flag pained on her body has miffed a section of the Indian community here, according to a local news report.
Event coordinator of Queensland-based Indian Associations Neeraj Narayan said that "more than 60 per cent of India was still conservative and Saagar's partial nudity would reflect badly on Gold Coast's image".
"They may not see the appeal in coming to Australia if that's the image she is promoting," Narayan was quoted as saying.
He said while Bollywood films and globalisation had made nudity more acceptable in recent years, but "this will still be more negative than positive, I think".
Commenting on the issue, Gold Coast resident Shanti Gowans, who works as an artistic director of a Australia Bollywood Dance Company, said that if the city was planning to woo general Indians then it has to remember that Indians are family-minded people and travel in as a group. "... and such tasteless pictures would not appeal to their family sensibilities...
The girl is beautiful but she needs to be presented with more decorum and presence," Gowan was quoted as saying by a daily called 'Faceoff'. Sydney-based community leader and cardiologist, Yadu Singh, however differed with the perception.
He said such pictures would not have any significant positive or negative impact on the success of Gold Coast to attract tourists from India. "Seeing or knowing about the pictures, Indians will have a chuckle. Nothing else," he said.
"Recent Bollywood movies and access to worldwide media in India have changed Indian society quite a bit.
India today is not what it was a decade or two ago," Singh said. Saagar has been reportedly living in India for the past eight years but also spends months on the Gold Coast. She said the images were not meant to be posted on the website and were intended to be launched in India to promote her career "down the track".
"The whole point of these photos is to promote me as an artist," she said.
Meanwhile, Tate said he hoped Saagar would lift the Coast's profile in India so visitor numbers from the country would eventually match those from China.
"It's not just about bringing tourism here, it's about getting investors here too," he said. "The Indian market is down on the list, as low as 4 per cent and that's how we started with the Chinese market.
With the Indian population and wealth, we want to bring them here to enjoy our lifestyle, then they'll see what a good place it is to invest," he commented. City Councillor Bob La Castra who had introduced Saagar to the Mayor said they were not aware of the topless photos but both still supported her new role.
Shilpa Shetty blessed with a baby boy
NEW DELHI, May 22: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty delivered a baby boy on Monday morning. Ecstatic dad Raj Kundra broke the news on Twitter saying: "God has blessed us with a beautiful baby boy. Both mother and baby are fine. I am thrilled to bits!!!!!!"
"A big thank you to my wife @TheShilpaShetty for the bestest gift ever, DR Kiran Cohelo and all the staff at Hinduja Hospital," he added.
The actor has been married to the London-based businessman for three years now and this is their first child.
Shilpa-Raj are also the owner of IPL team Rajasthan Royals. Although their team didn't make it to top four this year, the couple has a great reason to rejoice.
Deepika makes sultry bikini debut in Cocktail
MUMBAI, May 22: Deepika Padukone has finally shed inhibitions and done a full-fledged bikini scene in a film — for the first time.
The 26-year-old says it’s no big deal.
“When you are shooting on a beach, you have to look sexy. However, the highlight of the film is not the bikini here. I remember people making a big deal about Priyanka (Chopra) wearing a swimsuit in Dostana,” says Deepika, who has earlier worn the two-piece during her modelling days, and has also sported bikini tops in her films but with sarongs.
Talking about the bikini shoot, she admits that she really worked hard on her body for this sequence in actor-turned filmmaker Saif Ali Khan’s forthcoming production.
The film that also stars Saif and Diana Penty, was shot in Delhi, London and Spain and is set to release on July 13.
The makers of the film have also launched the first promo of their new production Cocktail, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, on YouTube midnight on Sunday.
The first look promos will be exclusive online, followed by invites to a Cocktail party via Facebook, and promotions on Twitter related stories as well. After making its presence felt online, the makers will release theatrical and TV promos on June 1.
Leonardo's girl strips for Victoria's Secret
LONDON, April 28: Leonardo DiCaprio's current love interest Erin Heatherton has posed in sexy lingerie for Victoria's Secret. The 23-year-old hottie flaunts her toned bod in the fashion brand's summer range.
She has left her blonde locks open and opted for smoky eyes for the shoot.
In one shot, she poses seductively in brownish lacy two-piece with hands on her back. In another shot, she dons electric blue lingerie and her pose illuminates her curves.
Apart from being Victoria's Secret model, her claim to fame is her beau DiCaprio. The two met at a Victoria's Secret show and have been dating since last December.
She's not the only babe in Leonardo's girlfriend list. The 37-year-old actor has been in reltionships with actor Blake Lively and models Bar Refaeli and Gisele Bundchen.
" I think what turns me on about a girl is what most men find attractive - which is something genuine about them. Being a good person," the Titanic actor told contactmusic.com.
And we thought great body is your type!
Hrithik Roshan completes 12 years, thanks fans
MUMBAI, Jan 15: Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan has thanked his fans as he completes 12 years in the Hindi film industry. "12 years. Really? Wow, thanks guys for the wishes! Now back to work! Hrithik wrote on his Twitter page.
The 38-year-old actor had a dream debut in 2000 with "Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai", which was directed by his father Rakesh Roshan, who also introduced another new face, Amisha Patel, with the love story.
"Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai" rocked the box office, but Hrithik's later releases could not ape the success of his debut movie, however, he kept growing as an actor with each film and earned praises for his performance.
After an initial dull period, he struck gold with the science-fiction "Koi... Mil Gaya", again directed by his dad. Post that he had hits like "Krissh", "Dhoom 2", "Jodhaa Akbar" and " Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara".
The actor, who is geared up for the release of "Agneepath" remake, said: "Need to make the next 12 years even better. Love always!"