QuickE: Alia’s ‘Raazi’ Trailer; Open Letter to Kapil Sharma & More

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Alia shares a new <i>Raazi</i> look.&nbsp;

1. ‘Raazi’ Trailer: Alia Bhatt Has Another Winner

The trailer of Alia Bhatt’s latest film Raazi is out and it looks very promising. Raazi, directed by Meghna Gulzar, is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat and is produced by Karan Johar and Junglee Pictures.

The film is a thriller set during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war with Alia Bhatt playing the role of a Kashmiri spy who marries into a Pakistani family. Vicky Kaushal plays the role of a Pakistani army officer who is besotted by Alia’s character and marries her.

The trailer of Raazi is intense and gripping and makes you wish it was 11 May already — the scheduled date for the film’s release. Check out the trailer below:

2. We’re Worried About You: Neeti Simoes’ Open Letter to Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma is going through a rather rough phase.&nbsp;
Kapil Sharma is going through a rather rough phase. 
(Photo Courtesy: Colors)

Kapil Sharma’s ex-manager, Neeti Simoes, took to Twitter to write a letter to the comedian commenting on his mental health. The comedian has been in the news since his fallout with Sunil Grover last year. His new show Family Time With Kapil is also reportedly going off-air after he cancelled shoots with various Bollywood celebrities. One factor which has led to this has been his phone call to an entertainment journalist where he hurled abuses at him, as well as his alleged alcoholism and depression.

Neeti and her sister, Preeti Simoes – creative director of Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show – have been accused of being “responsible for driving Kapil into depression”. Neeti, in her open letter, writes that she wants to clear the air with Kapil and help him out during this trying time.

Kapil has also reportedly filed a police complaint against the Simoes sisters for extorting money from him. In her open letter, Neeti speaks about the accusations thrown their way, and the need to clear the air by talking face-to-face.

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3. In Pics: Sonam, Sara, Abhishek and Others at Jaya Bachchan’s B’Day

Sara Ali Khan, Amrita Singh, Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor, Sonali Bendre and other stars attended Jaya Bachchan’s 70th birthday celebrations. Take a look at their pics below:

  • Jaya celebrates her 70th with family and friends.&nbsp;
  • Jaya with Abhishek Bachchan.&nbsp;

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4. Bhai Mumbai Police Ke Saath Hain: Salman is Producing a Cop Drama

Salman Khan in <i>Dabangg.</i>
Salman Khan in Dabangg.

Salman Khan, who is just back in town on bail after being convicted in the black buck poaching case, is all set to make his debut as a television producer. And guess what? The show is based on the lives of Mumbai cops when they are off duty and the sacrifices they make for their job.

According to Mumbai Mirror, the yet-to-be-named show will air on Sony TV in May. The shoot has already begun in a Mumbai studio. The cop drama will star Mukul Dev and Pooja Gor in the lead roles. It’s being directed by Mahesh Limaye, the National Award-winning director of the 2014 Marathi film Yellow. Limaye has also worked with Salman on Dabangg and Dabangg 2 as a cinematographer. The show is being written by Sridhar Raghavan.

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5. Harry, Markle Pick Mumbai Charity for Wedding Gift Donations

Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, on Monday, 27 November.
Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, on Monday, 27 November.
(Photo: AP)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a charity working for women in Mumbai's slums among a handful of organisations that will receive donations in place of gifts for their royal wedding next month.

Myna Mahila Foundation is among seven charities hand-picked by the couple as they announced that anyone who might wish to mark their wedding day on May 19 should consider making a donation to one of the charities, rather than sending a wedding gift.

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