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QuickE: SRK On Intolerance, Ranbir On Avoiding Bigg Boss & More

Shah Rukh Khan clarifies his ‘India is intolerant’ remark, Ranbir talks about why he skipped Bigg Boss and more.

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Shah Rukh Khan at the <i>Dilwale</i> trailer launch (Photo: Yogen Shah)

1. “I Never Said India Is Intolerant” Clarifies SRK

Shah Rukh Khan (Movie Still - <i>Dilwale</i>)
Shah Rukh Khan (Movie Still - Dilwale)

Shah Rukh Khan got into trouble a few weeks ago while speaking about the ‘intolerance’ debate in a few TV interviews. But in a recent interview given to Mid-Day Shah Rukh Khan clarified his position-

I never said India is intolerant. When I was asked about it I said I wouldn’t like talking about it, but when they insisted, I had just said that the youth should concentrate on making this country a secular, progressive country.
Shah Rukh Khan

Read SRK’s full interview here- Mid-Day.com

2. Why Was Ranbir Kapoor Avoiding Bigg Boss?

Ranbir Kapoor promotes his upcoming film <i>Tamasha</i> on a Mumbai-Delhi train (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Ranbir Kapoor promotes his upcoming film Tamasha on a Mumbai-Delhi train (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Film promotions have become an integral part of television reality shows. Deepika Padukone recently went inside the Bigg Boss house to promote her film Tamasha, but her co-star Ranbir Kapoor stayed away from it. The reason is pretty obvious. He and Salman don’t share a good rapport, as Katrina Kaif who once dated Salman Khan, is now in a relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. When the media quizzed him about skipping Bigg Boss he said that his reasons for not going inside the Bigg Boss house were personal. Fair enough Ranbir.

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3. Hrithik Roshan in Kabir Khan’s Next

Hrithik Roshan (Movie Still - <i>Agneepath</i>)
Hrithik Roshan (Movie Still - Agneepath)

Hrithik Roshan, who is currently shooting for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s magnum opus Mohenjo Daro, has given a green signal to Kabir Khan’s next. The film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala will be shot next year. Kabir who gave a flop (Phantom) soon after his blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is now writing this new film and apparently the lead role is being written keeping Hrithik Roshan in mind.

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4. Ranbir Confirms That the Kishore Kumar Biopic Has Been Shelved

Ranbir Kapoor (Movie Still: <i>Wake Up Sid</i>)&nbsp;
Ranbir Kapoor (Movie Still: Wake Up Sid

There has been a lot of chatter within the industry about Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead in Anurag Basu’s Kishore Kumar biopic. But during the promotions of his upcoming film Tamasha, Ranbir confirmed that the biopic has been shelved. But he does have another reason to be happy, and that’s because Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic is still on track.

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5. Minions & Paddington Win Big at BAFTA Children’s Awards

<i>Minions </i>Movie Still
Minions Movie Still

The much loved Minions got the big award at the 2015 BAFTA Children’s awards on Sunday night, picking up the kids vote for the Best Film. Also Paddington, which earned more than $250 Million internationally, won in the Best Feature category, beating the likes of Big Hero 6, Inside Out and Shaun the Sheep Movie.

For more on the big winners log on to HollywoodReporter.com

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