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    Staying afloat

    Rock On 2’s dismal show at the box office didn’t stop Shraddha Kapoor from partying with Chris Martin and the band members from Coldplay as they performed in Mumbai at the Global Citizen Festival India. When asked about the film’s fate, the actress said, “It’s sad that the film has not done well, you do feel bad. You work hard and spend so much time on a film, a Friday comes and decides the fate of the film. I wish the film did better and people would have liked the film.” Meanwhile, rumours linking up Kapoor and Farhan Akthar have been doing the rounds for quite some time. With their off-screen chemistry evident too, be it at the Coldplay concert or at the star-studded after-party at Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat, wonder if the couple are ready to go public. Meanwhile, the Aashiqui 2 star is also busy with the shooting of Haseena — a biopic on Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar, expected to release later next year.

    sherawat2Close shave

    Just over a month after Kim Kardashian was assaulted at gunpoint and robbed of her diamond jewellery worth several millions in Paris, Mallika Sherawat found herself facing a similar situation. Three masked men attacked the Murder actress and her French boyfriend with tear gas and assaulted the couple in her apartment in the same city. The actress has since taken to her Instagram handle sharing an image of her interview with CNN saying, “It takes more than three masked men to take me down, I am a strong woman.” French authorities reported that nothing was stolen from the couple. Meanwhile, the actress took off to Switzerland a day after the attack, resolute to stay positive. Here’s one woman who can brave it all with a smile.

    akshay-kumarDark side

    Akshay Kumar’s penchant to go beyond the ordinary isn’t unknown and his devilish crowman look from 2.0 bears testimony to the same. The first look launch of 2.0 saw director Shankar, Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar in attendance among others. Playing the antagonist in the film, Kumar will be seen as a crazy doctor in the film, with makeup for the role alone taking up six hours of his time each day. The movie, a sequel to Enthiran (2010), is touted to be the costliest project in Indian cinema yet, ousting Baahubali with a massive `350 crore budget. With the likes of Oscar winner A R Rahman scoring the film’s soundtrack and Hollywood stunt choreographer Kenny Bates (of Pearl Harbour and Die Hard fame) being roped in for the action sequences, the film, which is slated for a Diwali 2017 release, promises to be a cracker. Kumar is also set to resume shooting for his next social satire flick, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha at Mathura.

    maxresTwo to tango

    It’s twice the fun for Varun Dhawan as he gets ready to slip into Salman Khan’s shoes in the remake of the 1997 hit, Judwa. The actor will be seen in a double role, cast alongside Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu, who is pairing with junior Dhawan for the first time. David Dhawan, who directed the earlier film, is helming this one too. The father-son duo’s last film, Main Tera Hero failed to get the cash registers ringing, so there’s a lot riding on this project. Last week, Varun’s candid side and his bromance with Arjun Kapoor were on show for the world to see on Koffee with Karan as they spoke about things from their first audition reel to their linkups with Alia Bhatt. He also confirmed his relationship with childhood friend, Natasha Jalal.

    -Team Indulge

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