QuickE: The Big Bachchan Clash, Akshay the Best Man and More

Ash and Big B’s films to clash at the box office, Priyanka Chopra gets a best actress nomination and more stories

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Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  (Photo courtesy: Facebook/Amitabh Bachchan)

1. Aishwarya & Amitabh Clash at the Box-Office

Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Amitabh Bachchan’s film TE3N will clash with daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s upcoming film Sarabjit, which hits cinemas on May 19, 2016. TE3N releases a day after that, on May 20, 2016. TE3N stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui with Big B and Sarabjit stars Randeep Hooda and Richa Chaddha apart from Ash. Both these are highly anticipated films and the recent Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale clash taught us that films releasing around the same time do eat into each other’s business. We can only hope both the films do well, so that the Bachchans can have a double celebration.

2. Akshay Kumar Happy to Be Asin’s Best Man

Akshay Kumar, Asin Thottumkal and Rahul Sharma (Photo courtesy: Twitter/akshaykumar)
Akshay Kumar, Asin Thottumkal and Rahul Sharma (Photo courtesy: Twitter/akshaykumar)

Akshay Kumar, who attended Asin Thottumkal and Rahul Sharma’s wedding was not just another guest at the wedding, he was the best man at the couple’s Christian wedding on Tuesday morning. Akshay tweeted this picture and wished the couple.

It was a nice affair. Everything went off very well. Asin and Rahul are very private people. Everybody has respected their privacy. It was a very simple affair and today they are very happy and I am very happy that I played cupid. I hope that they live like this forever.

Akshay Kumar to PTI

The church wedding was followed by Hindu ceremony in the evening on the same day. The couple will be throwing a reception on 23rd January in Mumbai for the rest of Bollywood.

3. John Abraham Plans to Remake Rocky Handsome in Tamil & Telugu

Movie poster of <i>Rocky Handsome </i>
Movie poster of Rocky Handsome

John Abraham, who will be seen in Nishikant Kamat’s Rocky Handsome plans to remake the film in Tamil and Telugu. The story is the journey of a man who embarks on a lethal rampage when the only person he cares about is kidnapped and taken away from him.

We would like to remake this film in the south. We have got superstars who are interested in doing this film in the south. Someone from Hyderabad saw this film and two-three actors in Tamil and Telugu filmdom are very interested in remaking this film because it’s a very commercial project. So, we are very excited about it.

John Abraham (to IANS)

Rocky Handsome stars Shruti Haasan opposite John and releases on 25th March 2016. Watch the film’s trailer here:

4. Priyanka Chopra Nominated at the 8th Shorty Awards

Priyanka Chopra in a still from <i>Quantico</i>
Priyanka Chopra in a still from Quantico

Priyanka Chopra has bagged best actress nomination at the 8th Shorty Awards. This comes just weeks after she won the favourite actress honour at the People’s Choice Awards. The Shorty Awards highlight the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Priyanka will compete against the likes of Amandla Stenberg, Cara Delevingne, Elizabeth Banks, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Maisie Williams, Olivia Wilde, Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P Henson, Uzo Aduba and Zendaya.

5. Mallika Sherawat in a Music Video Dil Kya Kare

Poster of <i>Dil Kya Kare</i> (Photo courtesy: Universal Music)
Poster of Dil Kya Kare (Photo courtesy: Universal Music)

It’s been long since we heard from Mallika Sherawat. After a break, the actress has managed to make some noise. We hear Mallika will be seen in a song titled Dil Kya Kare (Did I Love You?) produced by Rishi Rich. It also features the 19-year-old New York based artist DASU. The video of Dil Kya Kare was shot in Goa and the song release on 22nd January 2016. Mallika was last seen in a B-grade film titled Dirty Politics.

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