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1. Anushka Sharma is One of the Most Real People I’ve Met: Alia Bhatt

Slamming the stereotype of Bollywood actresses not getting along, B-town favourite Alia Bhatt warmed hearts by calling her contemporary, Anushka Sharma, one of the most real people.

In a recent interaction with Radio Mirchi for Gully Boy promotions, Alia was asked about her opinion on Anushka. Alia, in an instant said, “Anushka Sharma is one of the most real and most normal people I’ve met.”

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2. Actor Irrfan Khan Is Back In Mumbai After Treatment In London

Irrfan Khan in a scene from <i>Madaari.&nbsp;</i>
Irrfan Khan in a scene from Madaari. 
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Actor Irrfan Khan, who was undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour in London, is back in the country. His arrival in the country has already led to speculation with some claiming that he will start shooting the sequel to Hindi Medium from February 22 and some stating that he is being treated at a hospital here.

A source close to the actor confirmed that the globally renowned star is back, but dismissed all other claims. “Irrfan is back in Mumbai. But people are publishing all sorts of stories without any confirmation. They are not true,” the source said.

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3. ‘Accidental Prime Minister’: FIR Lodged Against Anupam, Akshaye

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher addresses students before the screening of his film <i>Buddha in a Traffic Jam,</i> at JNU.
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher addresses students before the screening of his film Buddha in a Traffic Jam, at JNU.
(Photo: PTI)

Muzaffarpur Police has lodged an FIR against actors Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna and 12 others on a district court's direction in connection with the movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister'.

The FIR was lodged at the Kanti police station on Tuesday after the court took objection to non-compliance of its January 8 order in this regard.

Kher, Khanna and 12 others named in the FIR are associated with the movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister' based on the tenure of former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

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4. Gully Boy to Rope in Rs 15 Cr on Day 1: Film Trade Analyst

Ranveer Singh in a still from <i>Gully Boy</i>.
Ranveer Singh in a still from Gully Boy.
(Photo Courtesy: Excel Entertainment)

With Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy creating a thriving fandom ahead of its release on Thursday, 14 February - it wouldn’t be too surprising if it swept in a grand opening at the box office.

According to film trade analyst Girish Johar, the Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer is expected to earn about Rs 15 crore on its opening day itself and will maintain a stronghold thereafter, through a positive word of mouth, The Indian Express reported.

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5. Remaking Iconic Film Is Stressful: Shahid on ‘Kabir Singh’

Actor Shahid Kapoor.
Actor Shahid Kapoor.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who will be next seen in Kabir Singh, a remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, says it is highly stressful remaking a film so much loved by the audience.

"I am having a great time. I think 'Kabir Singh' is very special and 'Arjun Reddy' was amazing. As such it's very stressful making the remake, especially when it has been loved so much," Shahid told the media at the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards 2019 on Tuesday here.

Arjun Reddy starring Vijay Deverakonda was released in 2017.

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