Presenting Koimoi.com’s Bollywood newsmakers of the year gone by…

Salman Khan

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

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For delivering two blockbusters, Bodyguard and Ready. And for his medical problems.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

For promoting Ra.One so extensively that people could, for a moment, forget their names but not Ra.One!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

For her pregnancy and then for delivering her first child.

Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao

Kiran Rao, Aamir Khan
Kiran Rao, Aamir Khan

For announcing that their son, born in December, came into this world through IVF surrogacy.

Deol Family

Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Bobby Deol
Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Bobby Deol

For delivering one of the most unsuspecting hits of the year, Yamla Pagla Deewana.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

For carrying a woman-oriented film like The Dirty Picture on her shoulders and taking it to the winning post.

Dhanush

Dhanush
Dhanush

For cutting across language barriers and making Kolaveri di, a song from the upcoming Tamil film, 3, an international anthem!

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan

For being laid up in bed with a severe back problem.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

For making the world forget Munni and Sheela and start chanting Chameli.

Ram Sampath

Ram Sampath
Ram Sampath

For churning out a naughty and bold super-hit like Bhaag D.K. Bose D.K. Bose and making it, probably, the most obscene national anthem for a while!

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

For being part of a big Hollywood film like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in a small role.

Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha
Prakash Jha

For fighting the ban on his Aarakshan by different state governments, and winning the case – only to lose the box-office race!

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor

For surpassing himself as a rockstar in Rockstar.

Pankaj Kapur

Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur

For taking so-o-o-o-o long to make his first film, Mausam, which seemed so-o-o-o-o lengthy and which was out of the theatres so-o-o-o-o quickly.

Rajnikanth

Rajnikanth
Rajnikanth

For his health problem which had his fans on tenterhooks.

Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor

For her super-successful transition from the small screen to the big screen (The Dirty Picture, Ragini MMS).

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor

For being immortalised at Madame Tussauds in London with her wax statue, and here in Bollywood, for her association with all the Khans (Salman KhanBodyguard; Shah Rukh KhanRa.One; Aamir KhanDhoom:3 was announced; Saif Ali KhanAgent Vinod in the making; Imran KhanEk Main Aur Ekk Tu in the making).

Hollywood in India

Akon, Tom Cruise
Akon, Tom Cruise

Akon came to India, he sang, he conquered. Tom Cruise came to India, he promoted, he conquered. Also, several Hollywood films took far more impressive starts in India than Bollywood films released with them.

Sreedevi, Karisma Kapoor & Madhuri Dixit

Sreedevi, Karisma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit
Sreedevi, Karisma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit

Yesteryear leading ladies – Sreedevi and Karisma Kapoor for staging comebacks with English Vinglish and Dangerous Ishq respectively. And Madhuri Dixit, for coming back to India with family.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

For remaining in touch with his innumerable fans through Twitter, like no other big star did.

Veena Malik, Sunny Leone

Veena Malik, Sunny Leone
Veena Malik, Sunny Leone

For holding the carrot for Bollywood filmmakers.

Madhur Bhandarkar

Madhur Bhandarkar
Madhur Bhandarkar

For the two heroines who came into his life but never became part of his films.

Aishwarya Rai shot for his Heroine and was dropped from the film when she got pregnant. Preeti Jain ever shot for any of his films although, she claims, he promised her the heroine’s role in his film.

Om Puri

Om Puri
Om Puri

For reaching Parliament! He first abused politicians and then apologised to members of the Lok Sabha.

Bappi Lahiri

Bappi Lahiri
Bappi Lahiri

For coming back on the music scene with a bang – with his rendition of Ooh la la in The Dirty Picture.

The audience

For creating new opening record (Bodyguard) and single-day record (Ra.One).

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Where is Ajay Devgn! for Singham, for performing live for first time?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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