QuickE: Alia Defends Her Film, SRK & Aamir Meet Netflix Top Boss

1. Badri Isn’t Stalking Vaidehi in Badrinath Ki Dulhania: Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. 

Among other things, Shashank Khaitan’s Badrinath Ki Dulhania (BKD) has been accused of misogyny and encouraging stalking. Alia Bhatt who plays the object of Varun Dhawan’s (unwanted) attention is unfazed by the criticism. “No matter what I do there’ll always be  people who disapprove and express their dislike vocally. My father (filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt) calls it an occupational hazard. I’ve learnt to live with criticism early in my career. I see it as a chance to improve myself.”

As for Varun’s character “stalking” Alia in BKD she reiterates very strongly:

Alia BhattNo, he doesn’t play a stalker. Badri is not stalking Vaidehi. From the beginning we were very clear on this. Varun wouldn’t play a stalker. And I wouldn’t encourage that  kind of attention. Yes the couple have their issues. But she is in love with him all the same.

Alia plays a runaway bride in BKD, a  situation she wasn’t comfortable being in as an actor. “I  kept our director Shashank Khaitan, how could she do this? But I guess my characterVaidehi had her dreams. Maybe her timing to fly with her dreams sucked. Hota hai.”

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2. When Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan “Netflixed and Chilled”

Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Reed Hastings (R). (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Bollywood stars Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan ‘Netflixed and chilled’ on Saturday and it wasn’t awkward at all. The two actors not only caught up with each other but also met the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, who was in Mumbai. Shah Rukh who recently had a surgery on his left shoulder was seen with his arm in a sling while Aamir was beaming in a Pink Floyd t-shirt.

Shah Rukh Khan tweeted a pic with Aamir and the team of Netflix.

Netflix has a deal going with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment by which the internet television network will be showcasing the actor’s films including his latest Dear Zindagi and older hits like Om Shanti Om, Happy New Year and Dilwale.

Looks like Aamir Khan will be announcing his production company’s association with Netflix soon too.

3. Badrinath Ki Dulhania Aims at a Rs 40 Cr + Weekend Box Office

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s new film is going strong at the box office. 

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt-starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania is maintaining a steady growth in collections at the box office. The film which opened this Friday, brought in Rs 12.25 cr on day one, and on Saturday it collected Rs 14.75 cr, bringing its total to Rs 27 cr.

The film has received largely positive reviews and riding on the good word-of-mouth, this Dharma Production should rake in about Rs 16 crore on Sunday. Badrinath Ki Dulhania is doing much better than Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt-starrer Dear Zindagi. The Gauri Shinde film opened to Rs 8.75 cr on Friday and Rs 11.25 cr on Saturday.

4. In Pics: Distressed vs Trendy, Deepika & Ranbir’s Airport Looks

Ranbir’s distressed while Deepika is beaming. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were spotted at the Mumbai airport dressed in casuals on Saturday. No, the two actors were not together but they did seem to share the mood to be in regular everyday wear while travelling over the weekend. Check out the pics below:

Ranbir Kapoor in a moth-eaten-styled jacket distressed jeans. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
A smart and trendy looking Deepika. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

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5. In Pics: Join Vidya Balan’s Holi Celebrations

Actress Vidya Balan who is currently busy promoting her upcoming film Begum Jaan took time out to celebrate Holi with her crew. Vidya armed with a water gun and some colour was spotted posing for pictures and having fun with a few youngsters in between completing her media interviews. Take a look at the pictures below:

Begum Jaan armed with a water pistol. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Viday celebrates Holi while promoting Begum Jaan. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Vidya makes a splash. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

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