QuickE: Akshay Kumar Wanted to Play MS Dhoni & More Stories
Akshay Kumar in a still from <i>Shaukeens. </i>(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)
Akshay Kumar in a still from Shaukeens. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

QuickE: Akshay Kumar Wanted to Play MS Dhoni & More Stories

1. Akshay Kumar Wanted To Play MS Dhoni

Akshay Kumar. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)
Akshay Kumar. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

MS Dhoni- The Untold Story, has been in the news ever since the film was announced. After the launch of the poster and the teaser, the film has picked up even more mileage. But as it turns out, much before Sushant Singh Rajput was approached to star in the film to essay Dhoni’s part, Akshay Kumar was keen to play the role of the Indian skipper.

Kumar recently confessed in an interview that he was very eager to star in the biopic and even started talks with the film’s director. However, things didn’t work out for the khiladi and Sushant Singh Rajput bagged the part.

2. AR Rahman Set To Take United Kingdom By Storm

AR Rahman. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/arrahman/posts/10153651551231720:0">AR Rahman</a>)
AR Rahman. (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/AR Rahman)

Musical maestro, AR Rahman is all set to enthral his fans in Leeds and Manchester for the first time during his United Kingdom tour. Rahman commented on the upcoming tour,

After the successful 18-date ‘Intimate’ tour in the US last year, we really wanted to bring it over to the UK. The show has all kinds of songs, some are Hindi, some Punjabi - there’s a lot of music to hear. ‘The Intimate Tour’ is all about music, it’s all about intimacy and seeing you face to face, and I look forward to seeing you all very soon.”
AR Rahman, Music Composer 

Fans from all over the world have already started grabbing tickets for the tour and it promises to be a sensational one!

3. Salman Khan Plants Trees in Mumbai

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to plant 2 crore trees in Maharastra and Salman Khan is only too happy to help. The Sultan star planted some trees and posted some pictures supporting the campaign on Twitter.

4. Deepika Padukone Will Star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’

Deepika Padukone at the Green Carpet at IIFA. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)
Deepika Padukone at the Green Carpet at IIFA. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)

After much ado, Deepika Padukone has been announced to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

It was rumoured that Bhansali was considering either Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra for the part, but Deepika was his final choice. This will be her third film with the filmmaker. If rumours are anything to go by, Padmavati will be a saga about forbidden love and will also feature Bhansali’s muse Ranveer Singh.

The news was leaked by Shreyas Puranik, who has worked with Bhansali on the music of his previous films. Ever since the news was made public, his Twitter account has been deleted. The film will begin production in September, with an extended shooting schedule across India.

It is speculated to release on 15 December 2017.

5. Would Love To Work With Katrina Kaif Again: Ali Abbas Zafar

Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif at Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)
Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif at Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)

After Sultan‘s successful run at the box office, director Ali Abbas Zafar is a happy man. On being asked about who he would like to work with next, he immediately said, ‘Katrina Kaif.’

He said that he enjoyed working with Katrina Kaif in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan immensely and would love to work with her again.

Yes, I would definitely love to do a film with Katrina without a doubt. Not because she is my friend but because I just feel that at least when I made a film with her, she and I kind of connected at a different level and that connection went into the audience. Lot of people liked Katrina in Mere Brother ki Dulhan.
Ali Abbas Zafar, Director, Sultan

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