QuickE: Kriti & Akshay Team up for Bachchan Pandey; ‘Panipat’ Song

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Kriti Sanon and Akshay Kumar; a still from <i>Panipat</i>.

1. Kriti Sanon to Star Opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Bachchan Pandey’

After Sooryavanshi, Akshay Kumar has already signed another project, the Farhad Samji directorial Bachchan Pandey. Some time back, the film was in the scripting stage and the makers were on a hunt for the leading lady. Now, according to a report by Mumbai Mirror, Kriti Sanon has been brought on board to star opposite Akshay. Recently, the duo worked together on Housefull 4.

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2. Arjun, Mohnish Celebrate Maratha Bravery in First ‘Panipat’ Song

The first song from Ashutosh Gowarikar’s upcoming period drama Panipat has been released. Titled ‘Mard Maratha’, the song speaks of Maratha pride and the contributions that Maratha rulers and soldiers have made. The video for the song features pivotal characters from the film including Sadashiv Rao (Arjun Kapoor), Nana Saheb Peshwa (Mohnish Bahl), Vishwas Rao (Abhishek Nigam) and Shamsher Bahadur (Sahil Salathia). Kriti Sanon also makes an appearance as Parvati Bai. The song has been composed by Ajay-Atul with lyrics by Javed Akhtar.

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3. Lataji Is Stable but Still in Hospital, Says Niece Rachana

Lata Mangeshkar is in hospital since 11 November.
Lata Mangeshkar is in hospital since 11 November.
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Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar has been hospitalized in Breach Candy since Monday due to a viral chest infection. Speculations have been rife that she has been discharged and is back home. However, her niece Rachana Shah told The Quint that Lataji is still in the hospital, but stable. “Lataji is still in the hospital but she is stable. She will be kept under observation for the next few days. Being a singer has worked in her favour and her lungs are very strong,” Rachana said.

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4. Deepika Shares Ranveer’s First Wedding Anniversary Preparations

Deepika Padukone shared on Instagram Ranveer’s preparations for the big day.
Deepika Padukone shared on Instagram Ranveer’s preparations for the big day.
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The Bajirao Mastani of Bollywood will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary on 14 November and we now know that Ranveer Singh has started the preparations in full swing. Deepika Padukone shared how Ranveer is pampering himself ahead of their special day.

She took to Instagram to share a picture of Ranveer Singh sitting in a salon under steamer with a face mask on. In what looked like a selfie, Ranveer is basically all of us before any special day.

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5. This Is the Question Which KBC’s Fourth Crorepati Couldn’t Answer

KBC’s fourth winner Ajeet Kumar is from Hajipur, Bihar.
KBC’s fourth winner Ajeet Kumar is from Hajipur, Bihar.
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Sony TV’s Kaun Banga Crorepati got its fourth winner of the season as Bihar’s Ajeet Kumar won Rs 1 crore on Tuesday night. He managed to reach the final question of the game-show but couldn’t win Rs 7 crore as he chose to quit on that question.

The Rs 7 crore question was, ‘Who is the first cricketer to score two T20 international fifties on the same day in two different matches?’ The options were Nawroz Mangal, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Shahzad and Shakib Al Hasan. Ajeet Kumar admittd to having no clue about the answer and chose to quit and take home Rs 1 crore. After quitting, he guessed the answer to be Nawroz Mangal, whereas the correct answer was Mohammad Shahzad.

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