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ABC apologises for Hindu terror plot in Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Quantico’

US television studio ABC has apologised to Indian fans of its crime drama “Quantico” after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot sparked online outrage against Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays a lead role in the show. “The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn’t create the show, nor does she write or direct it,” said Walt Disney-owned ABC in its statement. Chopra, 35, is a revered Bollywood star in India,…

Violence over ‘Padmaavat’ was infuriating beyond control: Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh, whose latest release 'Padmaavat' ran into controversy over a fringe group alleging distortion of history, has said the violent protests against the movie infuriated him, but his producers restrained him from reacting fearing it might make matters worse. Speaking at ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ in Mumbai, Singh said it was also enraging to see Padmaavat director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who he considers his ‘guru’, attacked and humiliated. “When the first incident happened in Rajasthan, I was personally…

Ranveer Singh wants a ‘Padmaavat’ sequel based on Alauddin Khilji’s life

After the roaring success of controversial film 'Padmaavat', actor Ranveer Singh has expressed desire that a sequel of the movie should be made based on the life of Muslim emperor Alauddin Khilji. "I sometimes think we should make Padmaavat 2 on the life of Khiji. This chapter on Padmaavat is just a small portion of his life," he said speaking to India's Zee News. "It is of course possible to make a film on the life of Khilji." Ranveer has become the most sought after actor after the success of the film and has…

Shahid Kapoor reveals why he plays ‘belittled’ role in Padmaavat

Charming actor Shahid Kapoor has revealed why he played the role of Rawal Ratan Singh in "the most controversial movie of Bollywood to date" which is being termed by some critics as an underdog role.  "The role I have played of Rawal Ratan is performed for the viewers only. Rawal Ratan is an unsung hero of Chittor's dynasty and I wanted people of this nation to know about his sacrifice, how he diligently fights an army ten times bigger than his own, and how he even loses his life in a bid to save his better half," he…

Shahid Kapoor says he wanted to play Khilji in ‘Padmaavat’

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has said he would have played the role of Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji differently than Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat. Shahid Kapoor plays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest epic drama alongide Deepika Padukone, who essays Rani Padmavati. When asked if wished to play Khilji, Shahid said: "Of course. Which actor would not wish to play a character like Khilji in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film? You know, once on Koffee with Karan, Ranveer said he would have done…

Bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’ banned in Malaysia for ‘portraying Islam in bad light’

KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia on Friday banned "Padmaavat", a Bollywood epic that has enraged Hindu radicals in India, saying that it portrayed Islam in a bad light. The national censorship board said it took the tough measure "because the plot of the movie gave a bad image about Islam through the role played by a (Muslim) sultan," it said in a statement. Authorities turned down an appeal by the local distributor against the banning of the hit Indian film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In India, the movie has fuelled…

Producers lodge complaint as ‘Padmaavat’ leaked online

Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest release "Padmaavat" has turned out to be a big winner at the box office despite being banned in four Indian states following violent protests and life threats. However, it seems as if the issues surrounding the movie have no ending. Now another trouble has cropped up in the form of online pirates who have leaked Padmaavat on the internet. Indian local media reported that co-producer Viacom 18 lodged complaints with the cybercrime cells of Maharashtra, Delhi and…

Will Deepika do another Padmaavat like film?

Basking in the success of her recently released film "Padmaavat", Bollywood star Deepika Padukone on Wednesday said that she would certainly work in a similar film in future if given the opportunity. In her first post-Padmaavat interview with India Today, Deepika was asked if she would be ever sign for another such film, biopic or one based on a historical character. "I will most definitely do it, absolutely," she said when asked if she would for a Padmaavat sequel if asked by Sanjay Leela Bhansali or anyone else.…

WATCH: Ranveer Singh’s reaction as ‘Padmaavat’ declared a hit

A lot of praise has been heaped on Ranveer Singh for his stellar performance as Alauddin Khilji in the recently released period drama 'Padmaavat'. Watching encouraging reviews for his latest movie he is over the moon as 'Padmaavat' has been through a lot to finally release on January 25, after a delay of about two months. Ranveer Singh came live on his social media account to express his feelings over initial success of the movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Read More: Here is Alia Bhatt’s review of Deepika…

Tit for tat? Karni Sena announces to make movie on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mother

Karni Sena, a fringe group of Rajputs, seems not to let go any chance to surprise Indians with its antics. The Chittorgarh unit of the group has now announced to produce a movie on Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Padmaavat,'s mother which will be titled 'Leela ki Leela'. "The movie will be directed by Arvind Vyas and its script writing process has already started," said District President of Karni Sena Govind Singh Khangarot while addressing a press conference. He said the entire film would be shot in Rajasthan and…