QuickE: Anurag on Kalki’s Pregnancy; Aishwarya in ‘Maleficent 2’

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Kalki Koechlin is expecting her first child; Aishwarya Rai will lend her voice to the Hindi version of <i>Maleficent 2</i>.

1. Here’s How Anurag Kashyap Reacted to the News of Kalki’s Pregnancy

Kalki Koechlin recently announced she’s expecting her first child with her partner Guy Hershberg. The Sacred Games actor told Hindustan Times that her notions of motherhood began to change after the break up of her marriage with Anurag Kashyap in 2015, and she is now embracing it after rejecting the pressure to have a child in her 20s. Kalki has also spoken about how her former husband reacted to the news. She told Mumbai Mirror, “He just welcomed me to the parents’ club and told me to call if I need anything. Seeing Aaliyah (Kashyap’s daughter) growing up and my own brother Oriel too, I’ve already got a glimpse into this role of a lifetime.”

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2. Aishwarya Rai to Lend Voice for Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ in Hindi

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will voice the Hindi version of <i>Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.</i>
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will voice the Hindi version of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fans have a reason to rejoice, as the actor will joining the Disney Universe by voicing one of the most iconic characters of all times - Maleficent in the Hindi version of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Angelina Jolie played the role in the 2014 film and will be coming back as the villainous character in the sequel too. Disney India’s studio entertainment head said that they “wanted to build a strong connect and bring Maleficent’s character to life in Hindi and Aishwarya’s persona which would be a perfect blend.”

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3. ‘Ujda Chaman’ Trailer: Sunny Singh’s Take on Premature Balding

Premature balding seems to be the hot favourite subject for directors this season, as yet another film on the topic is set to release in November, along with Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala.

Ujda Chaman, starring Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor Sunny Singh and Maanvi Gagroo, revolves around a 30-year-old man and his difficulty in finding a life partner due to balding. The trailer sees him being made the subject of jokes by everyone, including his family until Maanvi’s character comes into his life. Abhishek Pathak turns director with this film.

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4. Aamna Sharif Is Edgy as the New Komolika in ‘Kasautii..’ Promo

One of the most loved antagonists of Indian television, Komolika is all set to return to Kasautii Zindagii Kay, as shown in the show’s new promo. While the fans thought that Komolika has left the show after she fell off the terrace into the river, she’s now back with a bang and that too with a new face. Earlier played by Hina Khan, the character will now be portrayed by Ek Villain actor Aamna Sharif.

The promo shows that Komolika will return in Prerna and Anurag’s life, donning a new face after plastic surgery. From the looks of it, Aamna has already adapted to the mannerisms of the character, with the signature smirk and expressions of Komolika.

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5. PC, Farhan Dance to Their Hearts’ Content in ‘Pink Gulabi Sky’

The latest song from The Sky Is Pink, Pink Gulabi Sky, has dropped and it is a peppy dance number. We see Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf decked out in identical outfits. We also see flashbacks of the family spending happy times together, supporting Zaira through her sickness.

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