QuickE: Alia on ‘Inshallah’; Robert Downey Jr Coming to India

1. There’s A Reason Behind Unusual Casting: Alia on SLB’s ‘Inshallah’

Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan have been paired together for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Inshallah.

In a new interview, Kalank-star Alia Bhatt explained that there is a reason behind the “unusual casting” of her and Salman Khan in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film, titled Inshallah.

Almost a month since the announcement that she will star opposite Salman in the Padmaavat filmmaker highly anticipated next project, Alia has clarified that “there is a plan in place.” Fans and the industry were delighted at the news of Salman working with his Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam director after 20 years. But the casting of Alia in the female lead came as a big surprise, considering the two have never worked together and Salman is 27 years her senior.

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2. Coming to India so Damn Soon: Avengers’ Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr interacts with fans in India via video.

Robert Downey Jr aka Tony Stark aka Iron Man was overwhelmed by the delighted response from his Indian fans when they assembled in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru for a live-interaction with their favourite superhero (via video conference) early Sunday morning.

Robert has been playing the much-loved character since 2008 joined the conversation from Seoul, South Korea where he is currently promoting the upcoming Avengers: Endgame with co-stars Brie Larson, Jeremy Renner and directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

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3. Dream Come True: Rajkummar on Dancing ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ with SRK

Recently Rajkummar Rao got a chance to dance to the iconic hit song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ with none other than Shah Rukh Khan and the Stree actor called it a “dream come true.”

Shah Rukh and Rajkummar performed on the song together at the 2019 Filmfare Awards. While the awards show is yet to air on TV, Rajkummar shared a clip of their performance on Twitter saying, “I got the opportunity to perform with my idol @iamsrk. I love you sir. One must believe and work hard towards their dreams because they do come true.” Take a look.

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4. ‘Kabir Singh’ Looks Better Than ‘Arjun Reddy’: Prabhas

Shahid Kapoor (L), Prabhas (R).

The teaser for the upcoming Shahid Kapoor film Kabir Singh which is a remake of the Telugu hit Arjun Reddy impressed Baahubali star Prabhas so much he called Shahid up to say that his film looks even better than the original.

Since the first teaser for Kabir Singh dropped last week, Shahid has received praise all around for his two different looks in the film and his portrayal of a brash, reckless doctor. But a call of congratulations from Prabhas surely counts as a highlight. Prabhas reached out to Shahid through celebrity hair stylist Aalim Hakim. Here’s what Aalim told DNA about the conversation.

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5. My Husband Has Become Anand Sonam Ahuja: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor with husband Anand Ahuja. 

Veere Di Wedding star Sonam Kapoor says her husband, businessman Anand Ahuja is her biggest cheerleader in life.

Sonam was speaking during the 35th Annual session of the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on Saturday in Delhi, where she touched upon the subjects of gender equality and how her husband supports her.

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