QuickE: KJo on Pandya Debacle; ‘Luka Chuppi’ Poster & More

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KJo talks about the backlash due to his episode with cricketers Pandya and Rahul. 
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1. Feel Responsible Because It Was My Show: KJo on Pandya Debacle

Karan Johar has finally spoken out about the controversial episode of his talkshow Koffee with Karan featuring cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul which aired on 6 January. The sportsmen, Pandya in particular, have been slammed for their racist and sexist comments on the show.

Speaking about the debacle to Times Now, Karan Johar said, “I have to say that I feel very responsible because it was my show, it was my platform. I invited them as guests and so the ramifications and repercussion of the show are my responsibility. I have had so many so many sleepless nights, wondering about how I can undo this damage, who is gonna listen to me. It’s now gone into a zone which is beyond my control.”

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2. Luka Chuppi Poster: Kartik Aaryan-Kriti Sanon Dazzle In Rom-Com

Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in the first look of <i>Luka Chuppi</i>.&nbsp;
Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in the first look of Luka Chuppi

After the success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Kartik Aaryan is geared to set the box office ablaze again opposite Kriti Sanon with Luka Chuppi. The film has been directed by Laxman Utekar and produced by Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films, and also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vinay Pathak and Aparshakti Khurana.

Check out the poster here.

3. Punjabi Actor-Singer Ammy Virk Joins Cast Of ‘83’

Punjabi actor and singer Ammy Virk is part of sports film <i>83</i>.
Punjabi actor and singer Ammy Virk is part of sports film 83.
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The makers of upcoming Ranveer Singh-starrer 83 have announced that Punjabi actor Ammy Virk has been cast in the role of Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who played a pivotal role in the 1983 Cricket World Cup where he memorably clean bowled West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge. Virk is known for his appearances in films such as Qismat and Angrej.

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4. All the Pictures You Missed From the Priyanka-Nick Wedding!

Priyanka Chopra and her singer husband Nick Jonas tied the knot in a Hindu ceremony, as well as Christian one in Jodhpur last December. They followed it up with several receptions as well as a honeymoon in the Caribbean, with a holiday in the Swiss Alps thrown in.

While the wedding itself was largely private except for what the stars themselves on social media, more pictures from the different ceremonies of the wedding are now making their way to social media.

5. Shilpa Shetty’s Family Dragged to Court for Alleged Loan Default

Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra at launch of the third season of dance reality television show "Super Dancer" in Mumbai, on Dec 19, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra at launch of the third season of dance reality television show "Super Dancer" in Mumbai, on Dec 19, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s family is being dragged to court by the proprietor of an automobile agency, Parhad Amra, over an alleged Rs 21 lakh loan her late father Surendra Shetty had taken from him. As per the report in Mid-day, Amra claims that the amount was due in January 2017 with interest.

The Shetty family has denied the allegations. The legal matter is expected to be heard on 29 January.

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