QuickE: SRK-Akshay Clash, Sunil Grover’s Future Plans & More

1. Akshay and Shah Rukh Khan Set to Clash at the Box-Office

Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are set to clash at the box-office on 11 August. SRK-Anushka Sharma’s untitled film, which is being helmed by Imtiaz Ali will release on the same weekend as Akshay’s Toilet- Ek Prem Katha with Bhumi Pednekar. Trade analyst, Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on Twitter.

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2. Sunil Grover Opens up on His Future Plans in an Emotional Message

A lot has been said about Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover’s recent brawl that led to his quitting The Kapil Sharma Show. So Sunil decided to stay away from all the negativity and took to twitter to thank his fans and share his fears and future plans.

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3. CBFC Goes Online; Certification to Become Paperless & Transparent

Lipstick Under My Burkha is one of the latest victims of the CBFC’s moral policing.  

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, headed by minister Venkaiah Naidu, launched E-Cinepramaan or Online Film Certification System yesterday. This, it is being hoped, would not only make the controversy-besieged CBFC paperless, but also transparent.

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4. After Priyanka, Parineeti Makes Singing Debut in Meri Pyaari Bindu

Parineeti Chopra’s singing debut has been long awaited and the actress has been quite excited about it as well. YRF released the number Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi from her upcoming film with Ayushmann Khurana, Meri Pyaari Bindu. And it has established Pari as a talented singer to watch out for - just like big sis Priyanka Chopra.

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5. Watch: The Making of Begum Jaan’s Intricate Prem Mein Tohre

Begum Jaan’s new song, Prem Mein Tohre, is a strong classical number that harks back to the music of films like Umrao Jaan. Sung by the incomparable Asha Bhosle to an awesome composition by Anu Malik and powered by Kausar Munir’s magical lyrics, this song stands out in the sea of “peppy” numbers we hear every day. Vidya Balan, as Begum Jaan, brings the song alive on screen and is seen playing the veena with all the grace in the world.

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