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Uma Bharti joins the Padmavati row, and other stories. 

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1. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’: Salman Wraps up Some High-Octane Action Scenes

Salman Khan is roaring into December with Tiger Zinda Hai and his look from the film is creating quite the buzz. The superstar is on full action mode, doing everything from firing heavy artillery, chugging along in the desert to braving the ice with axe in hand.

Check out more pictures on The Quint.

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2. I Seek Peace, Freedom From Prominence: Amitabh Bachchan

Uma Bharti joins the Padmavati row, and other stories. 
Amitabh Bachchan reacts to allegations of illegal construction on his property.
(Photo Courtesy: Papon)

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan says at 75 he only seeks freedom from prominence, which has seen him face allegations in the Bofors scandal, Panama Papers case and most recently for "illegal construction" on his property.

Read the full story on The Quint.

3. Can’t Hurt the Indian Woman’s Pride: Uma Bharti on Padmavati Row

Uma Bharti joins the Padmavati row, and other stories. 
Deepika Padukone in a still from Padmavati
(Photo courtesy: Youtube Screenshot)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has no dearth of controversies. First, it was the destruction of the sets in Rajasthan, then the physical assault on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and then protests and bandhs in Chittorgarh and call to ban the film in pre-poll Gujarat.

And now, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti, has tweeted an open letter to share her take on the Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor film. Needless to say, it’s all about preserving the seemingly super fragile “pride” and honour of Indian women that Padmavati is out to demolish with its “distortion of facts”.

Read the full story on The Quint.

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4. Moolah Talk: Thor Ragnarok Scores Over Ittefaq at the Box Office

Uma Bharti joins the Padmavati row, and other stories. 
Posters of Thor Ragnarok and Ittefaq.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

You would think a Bollywood starrer helmed by Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna would be an obvious choice for weekend viewers. But apparently it’s not so. Hollywood superhero flick Thor Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemworth and Tom Hiddleston, has left Ittefaq way behind at the box office.

Thor Ragnarok has raked in Rs 21.70 crore in India, while Ittefaq has only made Rs 9.55 crore.

Read the full story on The Quint.

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5. Indians, Why Do You Secretly Record Comedy Shows? Vir Das Asks

Uma Bharti joins the Padmavati row, and other stories. 
Vir Das during a performance.
(Photo courtesy: Netflix)

Vir Das might be one of India’s most successful comedians, but just like his colleagues, he can’t expect the basic of courtesies from his countrymen. Anywhere in the world. Currently touring the US, Vir has taken to social media to request Indians to not record comedy shows secretly and follow rules that everyone else respect.

Read the full story on The Quint.

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