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QuickE: Priyanka Chopra’s New Single; ‘Toilet’ Rules Box Office

Kannada actor Upendra Rao to float own political party and other stories.

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1. Being ‘Young and Free’ Is a State of Mind: PeeCee on New Single

Boy, is there anything this girl isn’t doing? All at once? Even as she rubs shoulders with Liam Hemsworth for her next Hollywood flick and gears up for another season of Quantico, Priyanka Chopra has delivered her new single.

Yes, she sings too, remember?

Priyanka has collaborated with Australian DJ Will Sparks for a new youth anthem, Young and Free, which she has written and sung.

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2. Akshay’s ‘Toilet’ Ends Box Office Dry Spell; Rakes in Rs 30 Crore

Kannada actor Upendra Rao to float own political party and other stories.
A still from Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.

Akshay Kumar’s public service feature film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha got a decent box-office opening on day one with a collection of Rs 13.10 Crore. And by all yardsticks, it looks like it has ended the dry spell of the Bollywood box office and would turn into another major money-spinner for Akshay.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha collected Rs 17.10 crore on day 2, notching up total earnings to Rs 30.20 crore. Riding on word of mouth publicity, the Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar film is expected to rake in around Rs 48 crore in weekend business.

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3. Kannada Actor Upendra Rao to Enter Politics and Float Party

Kannada actor Upendra Rao to float own political party and other stories.
Upendra Rao said, “I am entering the field of politics to bring about a change in the system of governance, serve the people and improve their quality of life.”
(Photo: IANS)

Taking a break from reel life, Kannada film superstar Upendra, on 12 August, announced he was entering politics and would float a new party soon to serve the people without the burden of caste, religion and discrimination. Speaking to reporters, he said:

I am entering the field of politics to bring about a change in the system of governance, serve the people and improve their quality of life.
Upendra

The 49-year-old Sandalwood hero has created three e-mail IDs to seek ideas and suggestions from the people and their willingness to join him in serving as a 'worker' of his would-be party.

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4. ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ Screened for 13,000 Underprivileged Kids

Kannada actor Upendra Rao to float own political party and other stories.
A poster of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.

Over 13,000 economically less privileged children today attended the screening of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha in various multiplexes in Kolkata.

BookASmile (BAS), the charity initiative of online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow, organised the screening in collaboration with Round Table India, an NGO, and, for most of the children, it was a never before experience.

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5. Bengal Stage Legend Sova Sen Passes Away at 93

Kannada actor Upendra Rao to float own political party and other stories.
Sova Sen
(Photo courtesy: Facebook/ goutammoitra)

Sova Sen, a legendary figure of the Bengali stage, died in Kolkata on Sunday following old age complications, her family said.

Sen, 93, the widow of thespian Utpal Dutt, left behind her daughter.

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