QuickE: Salman-Kat’s Swag Wala Ishq; Ranveer on Padmavati & More
Kerala HC directs IFFI to screen ‘S Durga’ at festival, and other stories.
1. Salman and Katrina Turn on the Swag in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ Song
The first song of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer, Tiger Zinda Hai, Swag Se Swagat is out. It might not have the ring of Bhai’s earlier chartbusters but Katrina turns on the swag with her moves. Salman fans get a new signature step and the phrase is catchy enough to be used as a response to many mundane situations.
2. I Stand by ‘Padmavati’, Bhansali: Ranveer Singh
Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of "Padmavati", on Tuesday said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali "200 per cent" amidst the ongoing controversy over its alleged content.
3. Kerala HC Directs IFFI to Screen ‘S Durga’ at Festival
In what can be seen as a setback to the government, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked for filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s thriller S Durga to be screened at the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
The HC verdict comes after a petition was filed by Sasidharan challenging the dropping of his film S Durga from IFFI, which was earlier chosen by the festival jury. The filmmaker had alleged that the I&B Ministry had vetoed the decision of the IFFI jury without any authority of law and without giving any reason.
4. ‘Padmavati’ Row: Artists Shouldn’t Be Deterred Says Majid Majidi
Iranian auteur Majid Majidi’s film, Beyond the Clouds was the inaugural film at the48th International Film Festival of India that opened in Panaji, Goa on Monday. A star-studded affair, it saw the presence of Sridevi, who will also be inaugurating the Indian Panorama section, her husband-producer Boney Kapoor, and daughter Jhanvi Kapoor who is set to make her debut in Dharma Productions’ Dhadak, Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Nana Patekar amongst others.
5. Watch: Disorderly Paparazzi Leave Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Tears
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated her father late Krishnaraj Rai’s birth anniversary with her daughter Aaradhya and mother Brindya at a Mumbai hospital on Monday. The actor donated free surgeries to 100 children born with cleft lips and palates and was spending time with some of the children till things went rather south.
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