QuickE: Bharat Trailer Out; Akshay Not Contesting in LS Polls

1. ‘Bharat’ Trailer: Salman Khan Undertakes an Unbelievable Journey

Salman Khan has teased us with the posters of his upcoming film Bharat for a long time. We have seen him in different avatars - an old man, a Navy officer, a miner, someone working at a circus etc. The time frames are also very different. We even got a glimpse of the ladies who are part of the cast - Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani.

Now, the much-awaited trailer is here. Watch it here:

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2. No, Akshay Kumar Is Not Contesting in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Akshay Kumar denies contesting elections.

Kesari-star Akshay Kumar has denied reports that he will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from New Delhi for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The same reports had also suggested that he would be contesting against Congress party veteran Ajay Maken.

On Monday morning 22 April, Akshay put out a tweet saying, “Getting into an unknown and uncharted territory today. Doing something I have never done before. Excited and nervous both. Stay tuned for updates.” This led many of his fans to speculate that Akshay may be entering politics, as the actor has campaigned for the BJP and supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the past.

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3. Katrina Kaif Teams up With Akshay After 9 Years for ‘Sooryavanshi’

After delivering the blockbuster Simmba, Rohit Shetty is gearing up for his next, Sooryavanshi. Speculations were rife that Pooja Hedge had joined the team, but Shetty had negated them all. Now, Katrina Kaif is all set to star opposite Akshay Kumar in the film.

As a pair, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar have been very popular with the fans. It is being speculated that Katrina Kaif will be playing Akshay’s wife in Sooryavanshi.

Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to confirm the development.

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Also Read: Pics: Katrina Kaif’s Upcoming Collab With Olympian Michael Phelps

4. ‘Andhadhun’ Crosses Rs 300 Crore Mark at China Box Office

Tabu and Ayushmann Khurrana in AndhaDhun.

Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Andhadhun has emerged a major box office draw in China raking in record collections of over Rs 300 crore (USD 43.4 million), the makers announced on Monday.

The film, featuring Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Anil Dhawan in key roles, is a murder drama, at the centre of which is a pianist who may or may not be blind.

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5. Siddhant Chaturvedi to Relive MC Sher’s Life in Zoya’s Next?

Siddhant Chaturvedi as MC Sher in Gully Boy.

Siddhant Chaturvedi has grabbed eyeballs as Ranveer Singh aka Murad’s mentor MC Sher in Zoya Akhtar’s celebrated film Gully Boy. His performance has been widely appreciated and Siddhant Chaturvedi can boast of a huge fan following. However, questions about his journey, how he came to rule the stage and what happens after Murad’s meteoric rise have been bothering fans for quite some time.

Now, the buzz is that producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Zoya Akhtar are planning a spin-off that will focus on MC Sher’s journey, Mumbai Mirror reported. “The film will delve deep into Siddhant Chaturvedi aka MC Sher’s journey, his struggles and how he attained fame,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.

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Also Read: Here’s How Siddhant Chaturvedi Went From CA to ‘Gully Boy’

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