QuickE: Doctor Seeks Ban on Kabir Singh; Alia Launches YT Channel

1. Mumbai Doctor Seeks Ban on Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Kabir Singh’

Shahid Kapoor plays a brash, alcoholic doctor in Kabir Singh.

After being called out for promoting toxic masculinity and misogyny by several critics, Shahid Kapoor’s latest release Kabir Singh is now facing the heat from members of the medical community. According to reports, Dr Pradeep Gadge, a Mumbai-based diabetologist has filed a complaint against the makers of Kabir Singh for showing doctors in a bad light. In the film, Shahid’s character is show as a heartbroken doctor who is alcoholic, abusive and also takes drugs. He is also shown to perform surgeries under the influence of alcohol. Taking offence to this kind of a negative portrayal, the doctor has reportedly written a letter to the Union Health Minister, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, State Health Ministry, and the Central Board of Film Certification asking them to stop the screening of Kabir Singh.

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2. Something New, Something Fun: Alia Launches Her YouTube Channel

Kalank star Alia Bhatt has started her own new YouTube channel which will give her fans a closer peek into the actor's personal and professional life.

Alia, who is currently shooting for the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Brahmastra, took to Twitter on Wednesday 26 June to announce her new venture.

"Something new, something fun, something on YouTube," she tweeted alongside an introductory video.

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3. ‘Kabir Singh’ Becomes Shahid’s First Solo Film to Cross Rs 100 Cr

Poster of Kabir Singh

The Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singhcontinues to take the box office by storm. The film has now crossed Rs 100 crore on its fifth day in theatres. Kabir Singh is a remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy.

Kabir Singh seems to be unstoppable at the box office. The film has become a member of the Rs 100 crore club on Tuesday 25 June and also Shahid’s first solo release to do so. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on Twitter, writing, “#KabirSingh cruises past ₹ 100 cr... Shahid Kapoor scores his first *solo* century... Extraordinary trending on weekdays... Eyes ₹ 130 cr+ total in Week 1... Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr, Sun 27.91 cr, Mon 17.54 cr, Tue 16.53 cr. Total: ₹ 104.90 cr. India biz. BLOCKBUSTER.”

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4. Salman Khan Sings With Dad Salim in Adorable New Video

Salman Khan on Tuesday evening 25 June shared a video of himself along with father Salim Khan and singer Kamaal Khan having a cozy moment together and crooning along to a song.

In the clip that Salman posted on Instagram, veteran screenwriter Salim is seen elegantly singing a few lines from the golden classic 'Suhaani Raat Dhal Chuki' while Salman and Kamaal sit by his side and try to catch up. Salman captioned the video, “The Sultan, Tiger, Bharat of our family . . Singing.” Now that’s a good son!

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5. Netflix’s ‘Typewriter’ Teaser: Purab Kohli Probes a Murder Mystery

Netflix’s next Indian original series, Typewriter, is all set to premiere on 19 July, and the online streaming platform has just released an intriguing teaser of the show. Typewriter is a mystery thriller series directed by Badla & Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh.

The series is a story about four wannabe ghost-hunters and their journey in unveiling the mystery of Bardez Villa. The teaser shows Purab Kohli as a police officer investigating multiple mysterious unnatural deaths tied together by a common thread.

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