Celebrity News | LikeWike - Part 2

Is this why Deepika Padukone managed to attend Padmavati 3D trailer launch?

Since Sunday, there have been multiple media reports suggesting that in an attempt to hog the limelight from her Padmavati co-stars, actor Deepika Padukone attended the launch of its 3D trailer a few days ago although the event was initially supposed to have only the producers. Deepika’s name was not there in the guest list and it came as a surprise for the mediapersons, when minutes before the event, they were informed that the actor, who plays the titular role in the period drama, would attend the press meet.
In fact, it has been reported that this did not go down well with both Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, the other two lead actors. At the day of the trailer launch, Ranveer posted some cryptic tweets, which reports suggested insinuated that he was angry with Deepika.
“Saw #Padmavati 3D trailer last night! Holy smokes! It was jaw-dropping! Also 1st time I’m seeing myself in 3D so..! Hahaa! Pretty badass. Also stung by a Bee 4 the 1st time earlier today. Thought Id post a picture but then I was like I dont wanna make that Bee famoussss haha. In other firsts, it’s also the first day of the rest of my Life. Ok, now I’m done (sic),” Ranveer wrote in a series of tweets.

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Happy Birthday Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the world and she has turned 44 today. From being a diva with classic films to her credit like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Guru, Devdas to being a hands-on mother; Aishwarya is definitely an example of balancing personal and professional life.

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Vijay fan arrested for abusing PM Narendra Modi on Facebook

The police on Monday arrested a Vijay fan for posting derogatory comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook. According to a report in The Times Of India, Thirumurugan (19) was arrested after the BJP district secretary lodged a complaint in Srivilliputhur police station.
Reports also suggest that Thirumurugan took offence to a meme about the controversial GST scene in Mersal and reportedly abused Narendra Modi for the same. He has been booked under section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. If not for Vijay, Mersal will be more remembered for its controversies.
It all started when the BJP condemned some of the factually incorrect references to GST and Digital India in Mersal and asked for cuts. The film later turned into a political debate after the BJP leader H Raja tried to communalise the issue by bringing in Vijay’s religion. After getting unanimous support from celebrities and politicians, the producers decided to not remove scenes from the film.
Directed by Atlee, Mersal tells the story of brothers Vetri and Maaran who fight against medical mafia. Produced by Sri Thenandal Films, the film received positive reviews from critics. Mersal also stars Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, SJ Suryah and Vadivelu in pivotal roles.

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Twinkle Khanna cracks ‘lame jokes’ about Akshay Kumar, Mallika Dua can’t stop laughing

Twinkle Khanna is known to be unabashed and unapologetic about her words and her stand on any matter. On October 29, the actor-turned-author gave her stance on the on-going argument over sexist remarks passed on Mallika Dua by her actor husband Akshay Kumar during a weekend episode of the comedy show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Twinkle had clarified but later on took a dig at Mallika Dua by cracking a ‘lame joke’.
She wrote, “I couldn’t resist these two and after this I am done :)” and mentioned in a small note — What is Akshay Kumar’s favorite car? Bell Gadi. Why did Akshay Kumar to go the mosque? He wanted to hear some duas.”
Earlier, Akshay Kumar had said on the show, “Mallika ji aap bell bajaaiye, main aapko bajaata hoon”, which went on to be objected by Vinod Dua and Mallika, turning the moment into a controversy about sexism.
Questioning the entire scenario, Twinkle took to Twitter and posted a note on why nothing is wrong about Akshay’s statement. She mentioned, “Would like to address the controversy on the sets of The Laughter Challenge. The show has a bell which the judges ring after a contestant’s exceptional performance and when Ms. Dua went forward to ring the bell, Mr Kumar said, “Mallika Ji aap bell bajao main aapko bajata hun” A pun on the words and actions related to ringing the bell. It’s a colloquial phrase that both men and women use – for instance, “I am going to bajao him/her” or “I got bajaoed”, Red FM even has a tagline ‘Bajatey Rao’ all without sexist connotations. Mr Vinod Dua, Ms Dua’s father, had written a post – it’s been taken down now, stating, “I am going to screw this cretin Akshay Kumar.” Should Mr Dua’s statement also be taken literally or interpreted in context?

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Karan Johar posts a satirical tweet. Did he just slam Baahubali actor Prabhas?

After news of Baahubali fame actor Prabhas demanding a whopping Rs 20 crore for doing a Karan Johar film went viral, the director has replied with a satirical tweet. After the grand success of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, Prabhas emerged as one of the most popular actors and, it was then that reports of Karan Johar signing the 38-year-old actor for a Bollywood film started doing the rounds. However, few days back buzz suggested that since Prabhas was demanding a huge amount, Karan dropped the film has a whole. Now, KJo who has slammed several celebrities in the past, took to his Twitter handle and said, “Dear Ambition..if you have to achieve your full potential stay away from your arch nemesis…Comparison!”.

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are NOT getting married this December

Fans were sent into a tizzy when reports began doing the rounds that Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were all set to tie the knot in December. But if you were looking forward to the big fat wedding, here’s some bad news for you. The talent agency which manages Anushka told NDTV, “These are just rumours doing the rounds. No truth to it.”
Incidentally, the rumour mills went into an overdrive with stories of Virat and Anushka’s impending wedding last year as well. The couple was in Uttarakhand to celebrate the New Year together, and their respective families were also reported to be present. When Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan were clicked arriving at Dehradun airport, it only added fuel to the fire. Anil Ambani also flew down to Dehradun, leading to speculation that he and the Bachchans had come to be a part of the wedding.
Sparks flew between Virat and Anushka during the shooting of a shampoo commercial in 2013. Since then, the couple have been making us fall in love with their oh-so-adorable displays of affection.
Incidentally, Anushka Sharma confessed to India Today last year that marriage is on her agenda, “Obviously marriage is on the cards, but when, that I’m not sure of.”

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‘Victoria & Abdul’ Is Oblivious to the Horrors of the British Raj

In 2016, a YouGov poll showed that 44 per cent of British people were proud of the British Empire, while only 21 per cent regretted that it had ever happened. The rest 23 per cent held neither view. The same poll also asked whether the British Empire was a good thing or bad: 43 per cent said it was good, while only 19 per cent said that it was bad. 25 per cent responded that it was neither.

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