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Deepika Padukone might play Ranveer Singh’s onscreen wife in <i>83</i>.

1. Deepika to Co-Produce and Star as Ranveer’s Onscreen Wife in ‘83’?

According to reports, Chhapaak actor Deepika Padukone is the latest star to join the cast of upcoming sports drama ‘83. She will be playing the role of Ranveer Singh’s onscreen wife in the film which revolves around Kapil Dev and India’s World Cup win in 1983. Deepika will be playing the role of Romi Bhatia, Kapil Dev’s (Ranveer Singh) wife. Deepika will also be co-producing the film.

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2. Vicky Kaushal Has Exciting Plans for His 31st Birthday

Vicky Kaushal will be celebrating his birthday in the US.
Vicky Kaushal will be celebrating his birthday in the US.
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On 16 May, Uri actor Vicky Kaushal will be celebrating his 31st birthday. Naturally, he has something exciting planned out for himself. According to a report by Pinkvilla, Vicky Kaushal will be celebrating his birthday outside India, in the USA. In the countryside, to be precise.

According to reports, Vicky has taken a two-week break from work to fly to New York and not just celebrate but also catch up with his college friends. He has booked a villa and his friends from Boston and New Jersey will be arriving soon to spend some time with him. The small, intimate affair is expected to be “a college reunion of sorts.”

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3. NYIFF Dir Aseem Chhabra Slams Film Fest for Putting Hirani on Jury

Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.&nbsp;
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. 
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Aseem Chhabra, author and director of the New York Indian Film Festival and programmer at the Malta India Film Festival, has called out the folks behind the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) for appointing filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani as jury president for the Malaysia Golden Global Awards, which will close the third edition of the festival on 20 July.

Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual harassment by a colleague at Rajkumar Hirani Films, who said she was assaulted for over a period of six months, between March and September 2018.

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4. Deepika Padukone Puts Her Money Into Yogurt

Deepika Padukone turns investor.
Deepika Padukone turns investor.
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Deepika Padukone has joined the long list of Bollywood celebs who have put their money behind start-ups with her investment in Drum Foods International, the company behind the yoghurt brand Epigamia. The actor invested an undisclosed amount in the company as part of their Series C round of investments and will own equity as part of the deal. According to reports, Deepika had previously backed furniture rental platform Furlenco and beauty e-commerce store Purplle, amongst other brands.

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5. ‘India’s Most Wanted’ Song: Vande Mataram Salutes Country’s Heroes

The makers of India’s Most Wanted recently dropped a new song from the film. The new song is titled ‘Vande Mataram’ and begins with the lead actor Arjun Kapoor giving his team members a motivational pep talk.

Arjun Kapor took to Twitter to share the song. “ A song for our unsung heroes who serve the nation from the shadows, every single day! “ - he wrote on the website.

You can listen to the song here:

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