B-Town Buzz: Jacqueline skips Drive promotions; Kartik Aaryan faces flak for making jokes on marital rape

Updated: Nov 06, 2019, 12:01 IST | The Hitlist Team | Mumbai

Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput did not promote the film except for a post on social media.

Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput
Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput

Jacqueline Fernandez and Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer Drive finally released on Netflix after almost a two-year wait. It has proved to be a damp squib with a section of reviewers wondering what made director Tarun Mansukhani and producer Karan Johar make it. The actors did not promote the film except for a post on social media. SSR was holidaying with girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and Jacqui was tied up with her other commitments. Guess they knew what was in store.

Almost official


Yesterday, Athiya Shetty turned 27. Rumoured beau K L Rahul took to his Instagram story to share a snapshot with her. Though there has been tattle about the two since early this year, they have preferred to play coy. Does the cricketer's post make the relationship official?

The link effect


Lovebirds Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda may not have confirmed their relationship, but their PDA is a clear giveaway. During an event for their film, Pagalpanti, Kharbanda said that she does not blame anyone for linking them. "We have such great chemistry. Anybody would think that we are in a relationship," she said. Samrat was earlier married to Salman Khan's rakhi sister Shweta Rohira.

Face the heat

Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan and the makers of his next, Pati Patni Aur Woh, faced flak for a monologue, which jokes about marital rape. In the trailer, Aaryan says, "Biwi se sex maang lein, toh hum bhikaari. Biwi ko sex mana kar dein, toh atyachaari... kissi tarah sex haasil kar lein, na toh balaatkaari
bhi hum hain!" Netizens called out Aaryan for the insensitive dialogue.

Sister act


Yesterday, Janhvi Kapoor's sister, Khushi, turned 19. The Dhadak (2018) actor posted snapshots with her and wrote, "I'm so proud of you. You're my lifeline. Happy birthday. I miss you so much (sic)." Khushi is studying filmmaking in New York. When the naughty sis (as Janhvi says) took off for the Big Apple in September, the actor wrote, "Praying for New York (sic)!"

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