QuickE: SRK Is a Doting Father; Alia Bhatt’s ‘Dragon’ Prep & More

1. Why Is SRK Planning to Quit Smoking and Drinking?

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, a doting father to three, says he is planning to quit smoking and drinking and adopt a healthier lifestyle to enable himself spend more time with his children.

The 50-year-old Bollywood star’s remark came during a session at the second day of the India Today Conclave here.

Asked if being an old parent he feared not getting enough time to spend with AbRam, his four-year-old son, he says, “Yes, that’s an issue, that thought comes in my head, it came last night. One way to look at it is to keep yourself healthy.

Shah Rukh Khan with son AbRam waving at fans (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MovieTalkies)

“The presence of a little child at the age of 50, it is a good thing. It makes me come alive, it makes me see innocence and love in a different way,” he said. The My Name is Khan star says he wants to spend the next 20-25 years of his life with his kids and so he has been maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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2. ‘Dragon’ Is a Sci-Fi, Supernatural Film: Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt (Photo courtesy: Instagram/aliaabhatt)

Alia Bhatt will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji's sci-fi fantasy film Dragon and the actress says there is a lot of action in the movie but it is just not like any other superhero film. The film is said to have a mythological backdrop.

"There will be lot of action around me. I don't think I will be beating up anybody. It is not a typical superhero film. It's a sci-fi, supernatural film," Alia revealed.

The 24-year-old star says all the actors and people working on the film require a lot of prep work to understand the world of this film.

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3. Pics: SRK, Ambanis Visit Aishwarya Rai’s Father’s Funeral

B-Town celebrities arrived to pay their last respects to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father, Krishnaraj Rai at his funeral.

Aishwarya with Abhishek. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
SRK arrives for the funeral. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

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4. Sonata Trailer: Female Bonding Amidst Heartbreaks & Midlife Crisis

Who better than Shabana Azmi, Lillette Dubey and Aparna Sen to bring a bold and relatively unexplored topic in Indian cinema to the silver screen?

Sonata, written and directed by Aparna Sen, is the story of three unmarried women; Aruna Chaturvedi (Professor), Dolon Sen (Banker) and Subhadra Parekh (journalist) played by Aparna Sen, Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey respectively.

It’s the story of three women, going through life, with its ups and downs in an urban landscape. The film focusses on female bonding and other taboos that come with being an unmarried woman in society.

5. Shocking! Kapil Sharma Allegedly Assaults Sunil Grover On a Flight

Kapil Sharma. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube/Comedy Nights With Kapil)

Stories of Kapil Sharma’s fights and disagreements with rest of his comedy team have been doing the rounds for some time now. There has also been talk of his rumoured arrogance and ill-temper, most of it apparently induced by alcohol. But things reached a flashpoint this week, when on a flight from Australia to Mumbai on Thursday night, Kapil Sharma allegedly physically assaulted his comic colleague Sunil Grover.

EyewitnessWithout any provocation, Kapil pounced on Sunil Grover. We saw Kapil loudly abusing Sunil. Sunil kept quiet, probably thinking that Kapil would calm down after the outburst. But Kapil got more aggressive. His loud abuses could be heard right across the flight cabin.He then physically assaulted Sunil. That’s when all hell broke loose. The flight attendants rushed to the spot.They wanted to handcuff Kapil in order to restrain him. To his credit Sunil stood by his unruly colleague and asked the cabin crew to overlook his drunken behaviour.

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