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Akshay Kumar’s film Housefull 4 gets a bumper opening

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Mumbai: On the festival of Diwali, this year three films released including Made In China, Saand Ki Aankh and Housefull 4.

Akshay Kumar’s high-budget Diwali release, Housefull 4, took a healthy start at the box office, suggests an early estimate by a box-office portal. The reincarnation comedy, as it is being called by its makers, collected an estimated Rs 19 crore on its Day 1. The report says that while the film was looking at crossing the Rs 20 crore-mark, the business slowed down post 4 pm due to Diwali festivities.

Despite the pre-Diwali period, the report says, Housefull 4 has taken the best start among all the films of the franchise. In fact, it is the second-highest opening for a comedy film after Golmaal Again that had released a day after Diwali two years ago. The Rohit Shetty directorial, headlined by Ajay Devgn, had collected Rs 30.14 crore on its first day.

Akshay’s comic timing is loved by fans and that will surely help the numbers to boost up over the Diwali weekend. However, the reviews by people might also affect the numbers of the film. It will be interesting to see how Housefull 4 fares compared to the other releases of this Friday. Directed by Farhad Samji, Housefull 4 is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

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Kapil Sharma and wife Ginni Chatrath blessed with a baby girl

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Mumbai: Comedian Kapil Sharma and his wife Ginni Chatrath welcomed their first bundle of joy — a daughter.

Kapil on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife have become proud parents to a baby girl.

“Blessed to have a baby girl. Need your blessings. Love you all. Jai Mata Di,” he wrote.

Kapil and Ginni got married in December last year in Jalandhar at a traditional Punjabi ceremony. Their wedding was preceded by days of ceremonies and pre-marriage rituals, including a sangeet which saw their friends dance the night away.

Wishes poured in for comedian Kapil Sharma and wife, Ginni Chatrath, on Tuesday after the news of him being blessed with a baby girl was made public.

“Blessed to have a baby girl. Need your blessings. Love you all. Jai Mata Di,” he penned.

The tweet was immediately flooded with love and blessings from all over the film industry, cricketers, politicians and singers.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu congratulated him, commenting “Warmest congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl.”

Quick to congratulate was badminton star Saina Nehwal, followed by Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa writing, “Congrats my paji. I’m officially a Chacha now.”

Commenting on Kapil’s tweet Actress Rakulpreet Singh said: “Congratulationssssssss!! god bless the baby girl with all the happiness ?.”

Adding to the post was his co-actor, Kiku Sharda, who commented “Congratulations brother, so so happy for you , welcome to the little bundle of joy.”

Kapil got married to his close friend Ginni Chatrath in December last year.

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