QuickE: ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ Trailer; Court Ruling on ‘Chhapaak’

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Posters for <i>Chhapaak </i>and <i>Jaawani Jaaneman.</i>

1. Single Saif Turns Father Overnight in ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ Trailer

The trailer of Saif Ali Khan-starrer Jawaani Jaaneman dropped on 9 January. The film also stars Tabu, Kubbra Sait and Pooja Bedi’s daughter, Alaya Furniturewalla.

Jawaani Jaaneman marks Saif’s return to a genre that’s very different from his recent dramatic roles (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Laal Kaptaan). The trailer begins with Saif Ali Khan living the glorious single life. His life is devoid of any real responsibilities and his family is worried about the fact that he hasn’t gotten married yet. All is well until a strange girl (Alaya) enters his life and claims that Saif might be her father. Overnight, Saif’s life changes as he becomes a responsible father, reunites with the girl’s mother (Tabu) and discovers a new way of life.

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2. Court Directs ‘Chhapaak’ Makers to Credit Laxmi Agarwal’s Lawyer

Deepika and Laxmi at the title track launch for <i>Chhapaak.&nbsp;</i>
Deepika and Laxmi at the title track launch for Chhapaak. 
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Delhi’s Patiala House Court has directed the makers of Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak to give lawyer Aparna Bhat credit in the film, reports ANI. Bhat was the legal representative of Laxmi Agarwal, the acid attack survivor on whom the movie is based.

Additional Senior Civil Judge Dr Pankaj Sharma has asked the film's director Meghna Gulzar and the makers of the film to mention the advocate's name in the credit roll. The court also asked the makers to include the line, “Aparna Bhat continues to fight the cases of sexual and physical violence against women,” during the screening of the film. “The said line on screen may be with a rider that the same is with the court order,” IANS reports the judge as saying.

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3. Kushal Punjabi’s Family Issues Statement; Dismisses Rumours

Kushal Punjabi with his mother and son Kian.
Kushal Punjabi with his mother and son Kian.
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The parents and wife of late actor Kushal Punjabi have issued a statement in the wake of rumours surrounding his death. The Ishq Mein Marjawan actor died by suicide on 26 December. The family dismissed media reports that speculated depression and financial instability led 37-year-old Punjabi to take his own life. According to SpotBoyE, the statement, made on behalf of Audrey Dolhen, Vijay Punjabi, Priya Punjabi and Ritika Punjabi, read: “It has been an emotional challenge for us all as a family to cope with his loss, as you can imagine and most importantly for his young son who is barely four years old.There have been multiple reports through various media that have been falsely reported as being given by members of Kushal’s family and we hereby confirm these as not true.”

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4. Zoya Shares Adorable Throwback Pic on Brother Farhan’s Birthday

Zoya Akhtar shared a childhood photo of brother Farhan Akhtar on his birthday.
Zoya Akhtar shared a childhood photo of brother Farhan Akhtar on his birthday.
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Zoya Akhtar had a cute birthday wish for brother Farhan Akhtar’s 46th. The Gully Boy director shared a photo of Farhan as a young boy, grinning off into the distance. She captioned it, “Farhan means happy.” The actor had a cheeky reply that read: “Thanks Zo. Can you please not use images from my photo shoot last year. I’m a bit taller since then. Thanks. Love you.”

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5. Was Pregnant During ‘Kabhi Khushi..’, But Had a Miscarriage: Kajol

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“We met 25 years ago, on the sets of Hulchul–I was ready for the shot & asked, ‘Where’s my hero?’ Someone pointed him out–he was broodily sitting in a corner. So 10 minutes before I met him, I bitched about him! We began talking on set & became friends. I was dating someone at the time & so was he–I’ve even complained about my then boyfriend to him! Soon, we both broke up with our significant others. Neither of us proposed–it was understood that we were to be together. It went from hand-holding to a lot more before we knew it! We used to go for dinners & so many drives–he lived in Juhu & I, in South Bombay, so half our relationship was in the car! My friends warned me about him–he had quite a reputation. But he was different with me–that’s all I knew. We’d been dating for 4 years, when we decided to get married. His parents were on board, but my dad didn’t talk to me for 4 days. He wanted me to focus on my career, but I was firm & he eventually came around. Again, there was no proposal–we just knew we wanted to spend our lives together. We got married at home & gave the media the wrong venue–we wanted it to be our day. We had a Punjabi ceremony & a Marathi one! I remember, during the pheras Ajay was desperately trying to get the pandit to hurry up & even tried to bribe him! I wanted a long honeymoon–so we travelled to Sydney, Hawaii, Los Angeles… But 5 weeks into it, he fell sick & said, ‘Baby, book me on the next flight home!’ We were supposed to do Egypt, but we cut it short. Over time, we began planning to have kids. I was pregnant during K3G, but had a miscarriage. I was in the hospital that day–the film had done so well, but it wasn’t a happy time. I had another miscarriage after that–it was tough. But eventually it worked out–we had Nysa & Yug & our family’s complete. We’ve been through so much–we’ve formed our own company, Ajay’s on his 100th film & every day we’re building something new. Life with him is content–we’re not too romantic or anything–we care for each other. If I’m thinking idiotic things, it’ll come out of my mouth without a filter & vice versa. Like right now I’m thinking that he owes me a trip to Egypt!”

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In a Humans of Bombay post, Kajol has revealed that she suffered two miscarriages, before being able to conceive her children, Nysa and Yug. Talking about completing 25 years with husband Ajay Devgn, Kajol revealed that she was pregnant while shooting for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. “I was pregnant during K3G, but had a miscarriage. I was in the hospital that day–the film had done so well, but it wasn’t a happy time. I had another miscarriage after that–it was tough.”

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