QuickE: Padmavati’s Massive Release; Priyanka Shuts Down Trolls

1. ‘Padmavati’ to Release in 500 More Screens Than ‘Baahubali’

Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the co-producers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s purported magnum opus Padmavati are not only going ahead with the release as per plan on 17 November, they also intend to unleash an unprecedented number of prints on the Indian movie going public.

A source close to the producers reveals mind-boggling release and marketing plans for Padmavati. “It will open on approximately 8,000 screens in India alone. That is 500 more screens than Baahubali The Conclusion. That makes Padmavati the most widely circulated Hindi film ever. It will also be screened abroad on a scale never seen before.”

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2. Here’s Priyanka Chopra’s Reply to ‘Why Jordan & Not Rural India’

Priyanka Chopra strikes her favourite pose. 

Priyanka Chopra is in Jordan to meet the children affected by the civil war and the subsequent refugee crisis in Syria. She has generously been talking about her experience on social media.

As Priyanka went about highlighting the issues being faced by the children of the humanitarian crisis, someone decided to make it a political issue. He said that before Priyanka focused on the children in Jordan, she should visit those malnourished in rural areas of India.

PeeCee, not one to take things lying down, responded that she has, in fact, worked with UNICEF India for 12 years to help those in need.

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3. Know What Even Google Doesn’t Know About Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut, one of the most versatile actors of Bollywood is ready to bring us another unique film this year. Just before the release of her filmSimran, we thought of asking the care-free actor what even the Google couldn’t answer. Yes! We asked Kangana, the most Googled questions about her and like a Queen she gave all the answers which were hard for Google devta to answer.

4. Anil Kapoor Plays Aishwarya Rai’s Dad In ‘Fanney Khan’

Actor Anil Kapoor, who sports a salt and pepper look in the upcoming film Fanney Khan, says the audience should be ready to expect the unexpected in the Atul Manjrekar directorial.

Anil, 60, revealed his look in the film via social media. He looks dapper, proving that age is just a number. He posted two images of himself in his character as Fanney Khan on Instagram, and captioned them: "Think you who know Fanney Khan is? Think again! This is just the tip of the iceberg... With Fanney, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected!"

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5. ‘Go to Pakistan’: AR Rahman Trolled for Comments on Lankesh Murder

AR Rahman.

AR Rahman, known for his powerful rendition of Vande Mataram and Maa Tujhe Salaam, said that if incidents like journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh's murder keep happening, it's not his India.

Sadly (and not surprisingly), the music maestro was met with a lot of hate for his comments on social media.

As usual, the bhakts used their favourite word for Rahman, “anti-national”.

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