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QuickE: Govinda to Play Mallya; Anushka’s Look in ‘Sanju’ Poster

Here’s your entertainment wrap for the day. 

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“I have made a movie inspired by the life of Vijay Mallya, and Govinda is in the main lead...” says Pahlaj Nihalani. 

1. Govinda to Star in Pahlaj Nihalani’s Film on Vijay Mallya

Pahlaj Nihalani with Govinda. 
Pahlaj Nihalani with Govinda. 
(Photo courtesy: Subhash K Jha)

Now that the the controversial ex-chief of the Central Board of Film Certification is not making life difficult for filmmakers with his snipping sensibilities, he’s back to making films. In fact he was back to the film industry within a month of his ouster with a sequel to the 2004 Neha Dhupia erotic film, Julie.

Now he’s on to bigger things - a film based on the life of the liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who faces extradition efforts to try to force his return from the UK to India for his financial crimes. He will reportedly attempt to cover the international scam in the film.

Read more on The Quint.

2. ‘Sanju’ Poster: Anushka Sharma’s Look Is the Talk of the Town

Anushka Sharma’s look from the Ranbir Kapoor starrer, <i>Sanju</i>.&nbsp;
Anushka Sharma’s look from the Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Sanju
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

The energy around Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju is palpable, the newest poster is evidence. The filmmaker has released a poster, introducing Anushka Sharma. The Pari actor has a special appearance in the film; Hirani is yet to announce the character she essays.

Anushka Sharma is seen in a completely different avatar, as she dons a retro look with a short curly bob. The actor apparently plays a pivotal role in the film, details of which shall be revealed at the trailer launch.

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3. Kajol to Lend Voice to ‘The Incredibles 2’ Hindi Version

Kajol has lent her voice to the character of Helen Parr, Elastigirl in<i> the Incredibles 2.</i>
Kajol has lent her voice to the character of Helen Parr, Elastigirl in the Incredibles 2.
Photo: Yogen Shah

Actor Kajol has lent her voice to the character of Helen Parr, Elastigirl, for the Hindi version of Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2. "Incredibles 2 brings to us a heartwarming tale of a family that is like us. But yet they are different. There were so many moments in the story that I could relate with and I knew I had to join the fun," Kajol said in a statement to IANS.

Read more on The Quint.

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4. What’s Trolling? Salman Khan Decodes Twitter Backlash for ‘Race 3’

Salman Khan in <i>Race 3</i>.
Salman Khan in Race 3.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Superstar Salman Khan has dismissed the Twitter backlash against the trailer of his next big ticket film Race 3, saying comments by people with "one or two" followers do not qualify as "trolling".

Read more on The Quint.

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5. Veere Di Wedding Actors Get Candid About Social Media, Food & More

The brand new song from <i>Veere di Wedding,</i> ‘Veere’ is the friendship anthem of the year!&nbsp;
The brand new song from Veere di Wedding, ‘Veere’ is the friendship anthem of the year! 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Even before Veere Di Wedding hits theatres, the producers have managed to create enough buzz around the film. From Kareena Kapoor Khan’s first film post Taimur, to Sonam’s wedding right after the trailer launch and how can we forget about Kareena’s abs. All these have become a talking point during promotions. The songs from the film have become chart-busters already, especially Tareefan. These girls are leaving no stone unturned in promoting their film, Veere Di Wedding - which seems to be the first bonafide chick-flick from Bollywood's mainstream cinema and it promises to be much more than that. Starring Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania - the trailer takes us through the ladies’ loves lives.

Watch the video on The Quint.

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