QuickE: Dhoni & Sakshi Watch ‘Race 3’; Deepika On Depression

1. MS Dhoni and Sakshi Watch ‘Race 3’ With Salman Khan

A special screening of the upcoming big budget action bonanza Race 3 was held in Mumbai on Tuesday night. The screening saw close friends and family of the cast and crew of Race 3 come in to watch the Salman Khan-starrer. What caught our eye was that apart from the regulars, cricketer MS Dhoni was also spotted at the screening with wife Sakshi. The cast of Race 3 including Salman, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor and Daisy Shah were also seen attending the show.

MS Dhoni with wife Sakshi, Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez at the special screening of Race 3.

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2. Depression Today Is a Growing Epidemic: Deepika Padukone

On Tuesday 12 June, Deepika Padukone shared a message by The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), the organisation she founded for issues surrounding mental health. Shared on her Instagram, Deepika used the examples of the recent suicides of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain to spark new dialogue and discussion about depression, the misunderstood illness.

"Every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide (WHO). We are reminded of these grave statistics when the loss is centred around prominent individuals who are mourned across the world. Last week, the world lost two of its shining stars to the growing epidemic that is depression. They did not take their own lives. DEPRESSION did." - Deepika Padukone

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3. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Return From Bengaluru

You may have just seen some photos of India’s favourite couple, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, leaving for Bengaluru. Well, here are some more photos of them returning home - just what you need to cure your midweek crisis!

As usual, their outfits are on point and they look cute as ever. Virat wore a light blue shirt with navy blue trousers, and a light brown belt perfectly matched with light brown moccasins, while Anushka wore a white top with a denim jacket, chequered pants and sporty white sneakers. You could definitely use their OOTDs for inspo!

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma dressed on point as usual.

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4. Majidi’s Children of Heaven Made Me Consider Direction: Pa Ranjith

Rajinikanth starrer Kaala is loaded with Pa Ranjith’s overtly pro-Dalit ideology. From the plate number of Rajini’s Thar to a politically charged narrative, the director has used the platform to tell a story of the underprivileged. In an interview with The Indian Express, Ranjith talks about his introduction to Ambedkar, what drew him to filmmaking and more.

Much has been spoken about Rajinikanth using Kaala to propel him headfirst into Tamil Nadu politics. But Ranjith denies any “overt connection”.

Director Pa Ranjith and Rajinikanth on the sets of Kaala in Mumbai.

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5. Manoj Bajpayee to Feature In a New Amazon Original India Series

Amazon Prime Video has added another series to its original shows for the Indian audience. Titled The Family Man, the show is touted to be an edgy drama-action series about a middle-class man who works for the National Intelligence Agency. The show will be produced and directed by the filmmaker duo Raj & DK (The Gentleman, Go Goa Gone, Shor In The City) and features Manoj Bajpayee in the lead.

Bajpayee will essay the role of an agent of the NIA who not only has to protect the nation from terrorists but also has to protect his own family from the impact of his secretive, high-risk job. The Family Man will be launched on the platfom in 2019 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Apart from Bajpayee, the series will also star Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Neeraj Madhav, Sharad Kelkar and others.

Manoj Bajpayee with filmmakers Raj & DK.

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