QuickE: ‘Pari’ Trailer; Priya Varrier Gets Two Brand Endorsements

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Anushka Sharma in <i>Pari</i>.&nbsp;

1. Anushka’s ‘Pari’ Is the B’wood Horror Film You’ve Been Waiting For

Anushka Sharma is giving us the creeps.

And that’s exactly the intention. The trailer of the blood-curling Pari: Not a Fairy taleis out. And it’s everything that’s been missing from the horror genre in mainstream Bollywood.

Alternating between two personas, one of which is positively horrifying, the trailer of Pari shows a woman possessed by an evil spirit.

Pari also stars Parambrata Chatterjee, who takes Anushka into her home, unknowingly invites havoc into his life. And everything that transpired after it is, anything but a fairy tale.

2. Priya Varrier + Valentine’s Day = Big Business on Social Media

Gone are the days when making an ad was serious business. You huddled together with creative professionals brainstorming about the right visuals, the right catch-line and not to mention the right cast and crew who could pull off with elan an ad to resonate with the masses. These days, you just latch on to the latest internet sensation.

Take Priya Prakash Varrier for instance. The Malayalam actor, who has been catapulted to dizzying heights of popularity, has also overnight become the face of a couple of big brands on social media. Thanks to her expressions in the Oru Adaar Love song Manikya Malaraya Poovi, the 18-year-old didn’t have to wait for her film to release to become a celebrity, or wait to actually shoot for an ad. All she had to do was what every teenager does these days: shoot herself on the phone and post it on social media. Only this time, she talked about or got photographed with particular brands.

Check out her endorsement for a mobile phone here pitched for Valentine’s Day:

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3. Jiah Khan Suicide Case Trial Begins

Sooraj Pancholi (right) is accused of abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide.&nbsp;
Sooraj Pancholi (right) is accused of abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide. 
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

A court in Mumbai began hearing, on Wednesday, the sensational Jiah Khan suicide case trial involving Bollywood actor Sooraj A. Pancholi, who is charged with abetment, and posted the next hearing for February 21.

The son of Bollywood actor-couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, Sooraj was present in the court.

He has been booked under the Indian Penal Code for abetment of the actress' suicide on June 3, 2013.

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4. Sushant Singh Face-Off With Abhishek Kapoor Over ‘Kedarnath’?

Sushant Singh Rajput, Abhishek Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Amrita Singh.
Sushant Singh Rajput, Abhishek Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Amrita Singh.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

It was with great difficulty that Sushant Singh Rajput had patched up with his Kai Po Che director, Abhishek Kapoor. But now it seems things are again pretty rough between the two.

To go back a bit, it was Abhishek Kapoor who had launched Sushant’s film career in Kai Po Che. They were friends until Abhishek Kapoor offered Sushant another film - Fitoor. Sushant had to “regrettably” turn it down as he was busy prepping for Shekhar Kapur’s Paani. It is another matter that Paani never happened and Fitoor, which Abhishek Kapoor directed with Aditya Roy Kapoor in the lead, flopped miserably.

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5. Guess Who Attended Karan Johar’s Valentine’s Day Bash for Singles?

Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha came in together, but they’re definitely not seeing each other.
Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha came in together, but they’re definitely not seeing each other.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Filmmaker Karan Johar threw a party to celebrate singles on Valentine’s Day. The bash, held at Johar’s residence on Wednesday night - greeted his special invitees with signs that read: “Cupid Is a Lying Bastard”, “Love Disappoints, Pizza Is Eternal” and “V for Valentine’s Vodka”.

So, only the unattached singles who were ready to mingle were expected to arrive at the party and we spotted quite a few of them. Take a look at the pic gallery here, and if you don’t spot the regular Karan Johar camp-walas on this page, be rest assured they definitely aren’t single!

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