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Priyanka Chopra's witty reply to Mallika Dua on her indefatigable energy

Priyanka Chopra's indefatigable energy boggles actor-comic Mallika Dua. On Monday, Mallika took to Twitter to write, "I feel exhausted, demotivated and overworked all the time. Then I see @priyankachopra and I feel like a chappal dipped in keechad." To her surprise, PeeCee replied, "I dunno what chappal dubaoed in keechad feels like in your heart, but just wear blinders and keep running and wash it off." Now you know how PeeCee manages to have a finger in every pie.

So what's more bizarre - Censor Board's rules or its chairman's rants?

India’s chief of the Censor Board has had trouble proving his mettle in pretty much every department, except exhibiting sense of humour. It’s another thing that he doesn’t know he has it. Pahlaj Nihalani’s statements justifying the proposed ‘cuts’ in films applying for certification have managed to invoke more humour than all the slapstick comedy films he made in the 80s, taken together. From declaring that a film on homosexuality will “ignite unnatural passion” to reducing the length of James Bond’s onscreen kisses, saying “a kiss THAT long can lead to lust”, Nihalani has more or less covered the entire ground when it comes to absurdity. His most recent remarks in an interview, however, where he threatens to resign if the charges of favoritism towards big production houses are proved against him, are not a matter of joke. Because in the same breath, the chairman of the censor board, an autonomous body, also reveals that it is regular practice for influential producers to approach the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and have them (he doesn’t name anyone) call him to clear a big-budget film out of turn. As it goes in India, it’s hardly a surprise that lobbying, and putting pressure through the government helps influential producers get their ads, trailers and films certified ahead of turn. What’s surprising, rather alarming, however, is the casualness with which Nihalani mentions it.

Varun Dhawan will pay a dancing tribute

Varun Dhawan, in his debut act at the Indian International Film Awards or IIFA, will perform to the songs of his filmmaker father David Dhawan’s movies. The highlight of the performance is expected to be a sneak peek into the father-son’s upcoming collaboration, Judwaa 2. Varun revealed that he will be dancing to “Oonchi Hai Building” and “Tan Tana Tan”, both hit numbers from the original 1997 comedy that will also feature in the remake. “I will be dancing to songs from my father’s film right from Swarg to Main Tera Hero to songs from Judwaa 2,” the actor said at the IIFA press conference held here. Later in a media interaction, Varun was asked if it will be an all-solo performance or if the actor will be accompanied by any female star. To which he replied, “I don’t want to say it out right now. Karan (Johar) has been giving me suggestions so let’s see. There will be a lot of surprises for sure. I will be launching ‘Oonchi Hai Building’ and with ‘Tan Tana Tan’ we have a surprise.” Judwaa, also directed by David, starred superstar Salman Khan in the lead role. Salman will also be performing at IIFA, so the inevitable question was if he will make a guest appearance in his act. “I can’t say,” answered Varun with a blush on his face.

Hrithik Roshan to play a kabaddi player in next film

Hrithik Roshan will apparently play a kabaddi player in Ronnie Screwvala's next production which is based on the sport. The first look of the film will be unveiled in the fifth season of Pro Kabaddi League, which kicks off later this month. Screwvala is owner of the Mumbai team.

Katrina Kaif won’t work with Ranbir Kapoor again?

Former couple – Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif – will soon make a splash with Anurag Basu’s much delayed film – ‘Jagga Jasoos’ – a Disney style fantasy fiction. The duo has been promoting the film together despite the breakup that happened while the movie was being filmed. Both RK and Kat have been gleefully posing for the shutterbugs during the promotional events but it looks as if the off screen chemistry that is being displayed is only to boost the film’s publicity. According to a report in Mid-Day, Katrina, who has worked with her former beau Salman even post breakup, may not work with Ranbir in future.