QuickE: Akshay on ‘Kesari’ Sets; Sonam-Anand’s Viral Beach Video

More Taimur cuteness, new girl Tara Sutaria in ‘SOTY 2’ and more stories

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Akshay Kumar’s look in <i>Kesari</i>.&nbsp;

1. Sneak Peek: Akshay Kumar Shooting on the Sets of ‘Kesari’

Akshay Kumar on the sets of Battle of Saragarhi.&nbsp;
Akshay Kumar on the sets of Battle of Saragarhi. 
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Akshay Kumar, who is basking in the glory of his box-office hit, PadMan is already shooting for his next film, Kesari. The actor took to Twitter to share a photo from the sets of the film which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi.

“Innocent smiles galore on set today... Akshay Kumar shooting with these lovely children playing Afghani kids in Kesari based on the Battle Of Saragarhi, one of the bravest battles fought in India,” said Akshay on Twitter.

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2. This Video of Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja at the Beach Is Going Viral

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja pose together.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja pose together.
(Photo courtesy: Instagram/sonamkapoor_anandahuja_lovers)

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja were recently in UAE for Mohit Marwah’s wedding to his long-time girlfriend, Antara Motiwala. Though, we saw very few photos of the Sonam and Anand at the wedding together, this video of the two walking at the beach more than makes up for it.

If rumours are to be believed, Sonam and Anand are likely to get married in April in a private ceremony comprising 300 guests. According to reports, Sonam and Anand are planning a destination wedding in Jaipur’s Umaid Bhawan.

3. Seen This Pic of Taimur Looking at Dad, Saif Ali Khan With Awe?

Taimur or Tim, as his parents call him is now growing up in the real sense. The curious looks he gives the paps and a recent picture that surfaced on social media are showing us how he is keen to explore the world and observe his surroundings.

Taimur seems to be staring into the frame carrying his father’s picture. Saif Ali Khan must be definitely chuffed with this display of adoration.

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4. Kangana, Bipasha Accuse Gitanjali Gems of Breach of Contract

Kanagana Ranaut and Bipasha Basu in the jewellery ads of the brand.&nbsp;
Kanagana Ranaut and Bipasha Basu in the jewellery ads of the brand. 
(Photo courtesy:  Facebook)

After Priyanka Chopra, actors Kangana Ranaut and Bipasha Basu have accused jewellery brand Gitanjali Gems for breach of contract and non-payment of full fees. Ranaut and Basu had been signed up to endorse Gitanjali’s brands Nakshatra and Gili respectively. Gitanjali Gems is promoted by Mehul Choksi, who along with nephew Nirav Modi, has been accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank in a Rs 11,000-crore scam.

In a statement to Economic Times, Ranaut’s spokesperson said:

“There are outstandings due on Kangana’s Nakshatra endorsement, beyond the stipulated contract.”
Kangana Ranaut’s spokesperson

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5. Meet the Girl Making Her Debut Opposite Tiger Shroff in SOTY 2

Tara Sutaria is ready to make her Bollywood debut with<i> Student of the Year 2</i>.
Tara Sutaria is ready to make her Bollywood debut with Student of the Year 2.

It’s not official yet. But conjectures are on that Karan Johar has almost confirmed the multi-gifted Mumbai girl, Tara Sutaria, for the eagerly-monitored lead cast of Student of the Year 2.

The campus romance sequel will be directed by Punit Malhotra (I Hate Luv Storys, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein). Tiger Shroff plays the male lead. Ananya Pandey, daughter of Chunkey and Bhavna Pandey, has also been penciled in to make her debut with the follow-up to SOTY, which made Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra attain stardom overnight.

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6. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Responds to Babul Supriyo

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. (Photo: IANS)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. (Photo: IANS)

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who is facing a backlash for singing the song titled "Ishtehar" -- a soulful rendition -- for Indian film production Welcome To New York, says music has no boundaries.

Singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo had said Rahat's voice in the song must be removed and dubbed by someone else as he was not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when tensions on the India-Pakistan border had escalated.

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