QuickE: Deepika Says No to SRK, Abhay Takes on B-Town

Ram Gopal Verma calls Tiger Shroff ‘transgender’, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor & Dilip Kumar win accolades. 

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Deepika Padukone reportedly let go of Aanand L Rai’s next alongside SRK. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/HBLikeNet)

1. Deepika Padukone Chooses ‘Padmavati’ Over Shah Rukh Khan?



 Deepika reportedly rejected a film with SRK due to her prior commitments to <i>Padmavati</i>. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/TarekhPeTarekh)
Deepika reportedly rejected a film with SRK due to her prior commitments to Padmavati. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/TarekhPeTarekh)

Despite her dream debut alongside superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om, Deepika seems to have had to make a tough choice about working on their next project together. Reportedly, she has rejected an offer to play the lead in Aanand L Rai’s next starring SRK.

According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, Deepika had to back out of the coveted project because of dates already committed to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati with rumored beau, Ranveer Singh.

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2. Abhay Deol Calls Out Bollywood Stars for Endorsing Fairness Creams

Abhay Deol goes all guns blazing against the desi obsession for fair skin. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Abhay Deol goes all guns blazing against the desi obsession for fair skin. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Abhay Deol went all out on social media to criticise India’s obsession with fair skin and also called out actors from the film industry for shamelessly endorsing fairness creams. Abhay posted ads featuring everyone from Sonam to Shah Rukh Khan on his Facebook page to put his point across.

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3. Ram Gopal Varma Trashes Tiger Shroff, Calls Him a ‘Transgender’

RGV trashes Tiger Shroff in a drunken state. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
RGV trashes Tiger Shroff in a drunken state. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

You shouldn’t drink and drive, but when it comes to Ram Gopal Verma, the warning should say “don’t drink and talk”. RGV has been tweeting about a face-off between Tiger Shroff and Vidyut Jammwal, for nothing but his own amusement.

But when Vidyut Jammwal tweeted a recorded conversation with an allegedly drunken RGV, all hell broke loose. The most shocking part of it is when he calls Tiger a woman, or rather, a transgender.

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4. Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt Win ‘Maharashtrian Of the Year’ Awards

Alia and Ranbir pose with their trophies. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Alia and Ranbir pose with their trophies. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt won big at the Maharashtrian of the Year awards held by Lokmat in Mumbai. Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who is currently working with Ranbir on the Sanjay Dutt biopic, accompanied Ranbir at the event.

According to news reports, Ranbir imitated Sanjay Dutt as he walked to the stage to receive his award. While Ranbir won the award for ‘Outstanding Entertainer of the Year’, Alia who looked stunning in a gold Indian outfit too picked up the same honour.

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5. Dilip Kumar Receives Living Legend Lifetime Award, Tweets Pics

Dilip Kumar holding his Living Legend Lifetime award with Saira Banu. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Dilip Kumar holding his Living Legend Lifetime award with Saira Banu. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar was presented with the Living Legend Lifetime Award by the Punjab Association on Tuesday. The legendary star, whose presence on social media is kept going via his Twitter handle @TheDilipKumar, first tweeted, “Mr. Ranbir Singh Chandok and Mr. Anand of the Punjab Association visited me today.”

He later tweeted, “God is kind. Humbled at receiving the Living Legend Lifetime Award from Punjab Association this afternoon.”

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