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QuickE: Raees-Kaabil Clash Confirmed, PeeCee’s ‘Bad’ Role & More

Shah Rukh and Hrithik’s clash at box office confirmed; Priyanka on her role in ‘Baywatch’ and more Bollywood stories

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Shah Rukh Khan in a still from <i>Raees</i> and Hrithik Roshan from <i>Bang Bang</i>. (Photo Courtesy: Red Chillies Entertainment &amp; Excel Entertainment(L); Fox Star Studios(R))

1. It’s Confirmed! SRK’s Raees & Hrithik’s Kaabil to Clash on Republic Day

Despite best efforts by Shah Rukh Khan to avoid a clash, his film Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil are slated for release on 26 January 2017. King Khan had earlier shifted his release date from Eid because of Salman Khan’s Sultan to next year. This was a wise decision considering overwhelming response to Salman’s film at the world box office.

Shah Rukh had visited the Mohenjo Daro actor to meet with his father and producer of Kaabil, Rakesh Roshan about the clash and if it could be avoided. SRK tweeted about the same as well.

According to reports by The Indian Express, Rakesh Roshan then told Bombay Times that his film would be releasing on Republic Day as earlier planned. The director of Kaabil, Sanjay Gupta announced the news on Twitter.

2. PeeCee Enjoyed Being Bad More Than She Should on Baywatch

Priyanka Chopra says she enjoyed playing an evil character in her latest film, Baywatch. The film is based on the 90s popular television beach drama where Priyanka plays Victoria Leeds opposite Dwayne Johnson. The actor recently opened up that she truly enjoys being bad on the screen because it’s something one does not get to do in real life.

The best part of working on Baywatch is to be the villain of the movie. I don’t think The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson has ever had anyone who’s been mean to him. He’s a great guy but Victoria is a bitch. Victoria is mean and patronising and evil just because she can be and I don’t know if Dwayne’s ever had that. So to me that was the best part of doing Baywatch and getting on my high heels and on my tippy toes and doing mean things and getting away with it. I enjoyed it way more than I should. Being bad is like an addiction, because we don’t get to do that in real life.
Priyanka in an interview to a Canadian fashion magazine (as reported by NDTV).

Priyanka is busy shooting for the second season of her American thriller, Quantico which will air in September.

Source: NDTV

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3. Is Shahid Kapoor to Play Dippy’s Husband in Padmavati?

Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are rumoured to be paired in <i>Padmavati</i>. [Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah(L); <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUKHuDxXH00">YouTube/TanishqJewellery</a>(R)]
Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are rumoured to be paired in Padmavati. [Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah(L); YouTube/TanishqJewellery(R)]

After reports of Deepika Padukone refusing to work with Vicky Kaushal in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, rumour mils suggest Shahid Kapoor might be playing the role.

Also Read: Vicky Kaushal Not Good Enough For Deepika Padukone In ‘Padmavati’?

Based on the classic tale, Padmavati reportedly showcases Ranveer Singh as an obsessive lover. But it’s Deepika’s husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh whose role is yet to be cast. According to SpotBoye, a source said that Bhansali wants Shahid to play the role.

Bhansali wants Shahid to play the Chittor King who is married to Rani Padmini of Chittorgarh.
As reported by Spotboye

If Shahid does accept the role, this would be the first time the actor would pair opposite Dippy and also will be his first collaboration with Bhansali. Reports also suggest Ranveer and Deepika will not be sharing any screen space in the film.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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4. Govinda Dancing to What is Mobile Number

Govinda’s iconic dance numbers still remain among Bollywood’s best! So when this video of Govinda shaking a leg to What is mobile number from Haseena Maan Jayegi with TV actress Ragini Khanna surfaced, the internet went into a tizzy!

Govinda is Ragini’s uncle and the actress termed him ‘King of Swag’ on her post. Watch Govinda recreate the 90s magic in this video right here-

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5. Hrithik’s Dance Moves in Mohenjo Daro Title Track

Mohenjo Daro’s title track released on 20 July and Hrithik Roshan is showing off the killer dance moves that he’s famous for. The title track is sung by Arijit Singh and AR Rahman, Bela Shende and Sanah Moidutty provided the background vocals to the song.

The video shows Hrithik dancing in front of Pooja Hegde, the lead of the film and her father in the film, Kabir Bedi. This is the second song after Tu Hai sung by AR Rahman and Sanah Moidutty.

Watch the title track of Mohenjo Daro below.

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