QuickE: ‘Gold’ Teaser Out; ‘Padmaavat’ in the Rs 200 Crore Club
Akshay Kumar in a still from <i>Gold</i>.
Akshay Kumar in a still from Gold.

QuickE: ‘Gold’ Teaser Out; ‘Padmaavat’ in the Rs 200 Crore Club

1. Akshay’s ‘Gold’ Teaser Is a Rousing Blend of Sports & Patriotism

Akshay Kumar stars in the sports film&nbsp;<i>Gold.</i>
Akshay Kumar stars in the sports film Gold.

This seems to be the year of biopics, historicals and Akshay Kumar. Akshay Kumar’s PadMan based on the social entrepreneur Arunachalam Murugunantham is set to release on 9 February and the teaser of the film Gold is already here. The words BLOCKBUSTER seem to be smeared across this sports film, a genre that is known to reap rich rewards at the box office.

The patriotic fervour is strong in the teaser of this film, produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment. The film is said to be loosely based on the life of Balbir Singh, who was a part of the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948. Gold is slated to hit theatres on August 15, 2018.

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2. Box Office Report: ‘Padmaavat’ Hits the Rs 200 Crore Mark

Padmaavat is off to a fantastic start at the national as well as international box-office. The film raked in Rs 32 crore on its first Friday, despite limited screenings in some states initially. On Saturday too, Padmaavat earned a staggering Rs 27 crore, taking its total collection to Rs 83 crore. By Sunday, it earned Rs 114 crore. Now the film has raked in Rs 200 crore in India - quite unstoppable, isn’t it?

3. Bhumi, Mithila & Vicky Kaushal Make it to Forbes’ 30 under 30 List

Actors Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal and the digital star Mithila Palkar who is set to make her Bollywood debut this year find a place of pride in Forbes India as young achievers under the age of 30. Singer Jubin Nautiyal who sang the remix version of Humma Humma in OK Janu also made the cut.

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4. I’m a Toaster, I Get Better With Every New Edition: Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna at an event.&nbsp;
Twinkle Khanna at an event. 
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

A quicksilver conversationalist, Twinkle Khanna’s alter ego - Mrs. Funnybones unfailingly manifests itself even in person. When I ask her about her first film as a producer, PadMan, she is quick to complete my sentence as I stutter before taking the full name of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the social entrepreneur who invented the low-cost sanitary pad making machine and on whom the movie is based. “Everyone pauses before they take his name and I fill it in,” says Twinkle.

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5. ‘Aiyaari’ Postponed to Avoid Clash With ‘PadMan’?

Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra from the sets of <i>Aiyaari</i>; Akshay Kumar in <i>PadMan.</i>
Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra from the sets of Aiyaari; Akshay Kumar in PadMan.
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Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee’s Aiyaari was originally slated to release on January 25 to make the most of the long Republic Day weekend. It’s release was deferred to February 9 to avoid clash with Padmaavat and PadMan. PadMan was later deferred to February 9 in solidarity with Bhansali.

Now Aiyaari again seems to be forced to move its release date. Taran Adarsh confirmed on Twitter that the new release date of the Neeraj Pandey directorial is now 16 February.

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6. Kylie Jenner Gives Birth to Her First Child

Kylie Jenner welcomes baby girl.
Kylie Jenner welcomes baby girl.
(Photo: AP)

20-year-old Kylie Jenner has announced the birth of her baby girl. Despite speculations, Kylie did not reveal or share her journey throughout her pregnancy to her fans.

In an Instagram post, Kylie said that she kept her fans “in the dark through all the assumptions.” And said that she chose not to make her pregnancy public.

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