2014: The Whole Bollywood Package

A roundup of all the happenings that took place in B-Town right from the best films, to the item numbers that went on to become dance anthems, actresses who made it to the best dressed list of 2014 and fabulous weddings that took place.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: December 31, 2014 7:16 pm
Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kangana, Lisa The Best of 2014 in Bollywood: Aishwarya Rai made a comeback at Cannes, Arpita Khan’s wedding brought together the two warring Khans – Salman and SRK. It was also a year of women oriented roles in Bollywood. All this and much more.

As 2014 comes to an end, we bring to you a roundup of all the happenings that took place in B-Town right from the best films, to the item numbers that went on to become dance anthems, the scandals, actresses who made it to the best dressed list of 2014 and fabulous weddings that took place.

Weddings of the year: Arpita-Aayush, Rani-Aditya, Jolie-Pitt

Arpita Khan, Rani Mukerji, Best Weddings 2014

2014 was the year for love and in keeping with that, we had quite a few celebrations this year. Extravagant weddings, the gorgeous clothes and jewellery, the impressive guest list and of course the beautiful couples. Here are a few of the most-talked about weddings of 2014. See pics here

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From ‘Haider’ to ‘PK’: The controversies that made headlines in 2014

pk, pk protests, haider

Movies have courted controversies over their content since the advent of modern day cinema. Let’s go through the movies that invited the wrath of political and religious groups in the year 2014:

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Deepika’s ‘Lovely’, Priyanka’s Asalam-e-Ishqum, Sunny Leone’s Baby Doll: Top 10 item songs of 2014. 

Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Best item girls of 2014, Sunny Leone, Nargis Fakhri

Bollywood’s love for item numbers has continued for long – any movie seems incomplete without a hot item song that even gives a much-needed boost to an otherwise dull movie. This year wasn’t any exception either – be it Deepika Padukone’s sultry look in ‘Lovely’, Nargis Fakhri’s hot number with Dabangg Salman Khan in ‘Kick’ or ‘Baby Doll main sone di’ by Sunny Leone, you have danced them on all either at a wedding or discotheque. So here’s a look at Year 2014’s hottest Item songs. See pics here

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Best Dressed of 2014: Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika, Priyanka, Kangana

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Best Dressed actresses of 2014, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actresses are constantly under the scanner especially when it comes to their fashion choices. Sometimes they ace the style quotient, while there are times when they do tend to disappoint just a tad. As 2014 comes to an end, we examine the year’s best looks in terms of style, elegance and creativity. Here’s a look at some of our Bollywood divas that made it to the Best Dressed list of 2014: See pics here

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Top 10 songs of 2014: ‘Baby Doll’, ‘Johnny Johnny’, ‘Galliyan’

Babydoll, Johnny Johnny, Best songs of 2014, Sunny Leone, Ek Villain

Music has always been the main attraction for film lovers. Songs like ‘Baby Doll’, ‘Johnny Johnny’, ‘Galliyan’ and ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’ made 2014 a superb musical year. Some songs did even better than the movies. Here is a list of top 10 songs from 2014. See pics here

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Surprise Flops of 2014: Kill Dil, Action Jackson, Bobby Jasoos

Kill Dil, Bobby Jasoos, Action Jackson, Flops of 2014

While it’s undoubtedly been a satisfactory year for cinema in Bollywood with hits like ‘Mardaani’, ‘Happy New Year’ and ‘Khoobsurat’, we seen a few misses as well. Here’s a look at some of the films that failed to live up to their expectations at the Box Office. See pics here

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Bollywood Top Debuts of 2014: Fawad Khan, Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon, Fawad Khan, Tiger Shroff, Fawad Khan, Best Debutantes of Bollywood

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who impressed scores of Indian fans with his performance as ‘Zaroon’ in ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’, became a heartthrob overnight post his debut flick ‘Khoobsurat; Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger took the big screen by storm with his ‘Heropanti’. Here’s a look at some fresh faces that made their impressive debuts in Bollywood in 2014. See pics here

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Sunny Leone, Shweta Basu Prasad, Aishwarya Rai: The most searched celebrities of 2014

Shweta Basu Prasad, Sunny Leone, Newsmakers of 2014, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,

With 2014 nearing its inevitable end, we bring to you the list of Top 20 celebrities who held the people of India by awe and compelled them to search for them on search engines. See pics here

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Major controversies of 2014: Deepika Padukone’s cleavage row, Shweta Basu Prasad’s sex racket issue

Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Shweta Basu Prasad,

A celebrity’s life is often plagued with controversies and scandals. Here is a look at controversies that dominated the news from Bollywood in 2014. See pics here

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Rani as Mardaani, Kangana is Queen: 2014 was the year of heroines

Mardaani, Queen, Mary Kom All these films centered on the woman in the film.

It’s no surprise that Bollywood is slowly but surely going through a transition, giving our heroines their due respect with more women-oriented films. Year 2014 has been a fabulous year for Bollywood actresses, many of whom not only owned the screen but brought a certain charisma and character to it, while doing so.

The year began with evergreen beauty Madhuri Dixit share screen space along with Bollywood talent, Huma Qureshi in ‘Dedh Ishqiya’. Madhrui Dixit received much praise for her portrayal of Begum in the film.

dedh ishqiya

And of course, Kangana Ranaut blew us away with her incredible performance in Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’, where she played the girl dumped-at-the alter only to find a life full of surprise.

Queen

Bollywood’s sweetheart Alia Bhatt went de-glam for her role of the abductee in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’, which was both soulful and freeing at the same time.

Highway

And who can forget Priyanka Chopra’s raw performance as boxing champion, Mary Kom in the film. Vidya Balan played the first ever woman detective in Dia Mirza’s production ‘Bobby Jasoos’ and Rani Mukerji was the brave and dedicated Police officer Roy in ‘Mardaani’, who goes to great lengths to save the day.

Bobby Jasoos, Mary Kom

All these films centered on the woman in the film, going against the age-old practice of having the male lead steal the show, allowing women not only to evolve but enjoy the limelight when it comes to talent in cinema.

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