Most cities in India may be in the midst of the monsoon season but the weather in Bollywood stayed quite hot this week. Blame it on some uber hot pictures of Padmavati stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. The two hunks flaunted their newly beefed up chiseled bodies in shirtless pictures and had us drooling over them.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films always turn out to be visual treats with their larger than life landscapes and grand sets. His upcoming November release will be no less, but of course, for totally different reasons. Ranveer’s picture showed his body transformation for Allauddin Khilji character and Shahid’s proved that he is all ready to match up with his pumped up avatar.

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Ranveer Singh’s awe-inspiring transformation for Padmavati

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Shahid Kapoor’s caption read #HolidayMood but it definitely put us in a different mood *wink*

Another hottie gave Bollywood fans sleepless nights with her hottest ever avatar. Before meeting us in her badass avatar in Baadshaho, Esha Gupta flaunted her bold and beautiful self on Instagram. Throughout the week, she posted some NSFW pictures on her page and left fans panting for breath! On Friday morning, she took everyone by surprise when pictures of her showing off her bare butt went viral.

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We have seen many actresses do bold photoshoots and expose skin to make the pictures too hot to handle. But Esha by far is undeniably the boldest babe in Bollywood. Ace photographer Arjun Mark handled the camera for these pictures, no wonder then, these are tastefully done. The pictures and poses do not cross the line from sensuous to titillating. However, the moral police had a tough time taking care of their fury over these ‘a-sanskari’ shots. As expected, she was slut-shamed on social media. That didn’t deter the girl and she continued to share more, bolder pictures of her. To irk the trolls all the more, she also put off the comments feature on her posts so that no negativity can reach her.

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Another hottie and new mom Lisa Haydon also became a target of trolls the past week. She posted a picture of her breastfeeding her child Zack, who is just a few days old. A completely natural act was dubbed as something that was done to seek attention! Bizarre, right? All she did was promote breastfeeding since it was also the end of World Breastfeeding Week on Monday (August 7).

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Talking about babies, we finally got a glimpse of Karan Johar’s beautiful twins – Yash and Roohi. The filmmaker shared the pictures of his little munchkins on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Now, those bundles of cuteness could melt everyone’s hearts but it was surprising to see Kajol like the picture and hint that all is well once again between the bffs-turned-foes. Soon, there were reports that the two have already hugged and made up at Kajol’s birthday bash on August 5. Woah! How equations change in Bollywood! Now, would we be surprised if KJo and his current favourite Kangana Ranaut patch up as well?

Coming to Kangana Ranaut, the actress launched the trailer of Simran and had her fans and critics in awe of her once again. From the trailer, it feels like it is a sequel to Queen that ended with Rani finding her wings and learning to fly on her own. Simran takes us to the next chapter in her life – to what happens when she finally takes flight! If you loved Queen, chances are you’d love Simran as well.

The trailer received a lot of love from all corners, proving that being in the centre of the Nepotism debate and churning up a storm with her bold statement and allegations hasn’t taken away the love and admiration she commands as an actress. In fact, at the trailer launch event, she was asked to talk about the writing credit controversy involving Apurva Asrani and once again asked to comment on the same subject and she said, “I have said everything I wanted to in the letter.” She wrote this last month post the nepotism gag at IIFA 2017. With this, the nepotism has come to a point from where it all started and I just hope I don’t have to update you about this again the next week. Watch Simran trailer below:

While on the topic of new trailers, we also saw what’s in store for us in Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film Bhoomi. The man has returned as an angry old man, playing father to Aditi Rao Hydari! Thank god, someone in Bollywood is playing his age! That apart, the film’s trailer shows promise of some high-octane action, lot of drama and emotionally intense story. Watch Bhoomi trailer below:

While Bhoomi is set for a September 22 release, let’s get down to talking about this week’s release. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha hit screens on Friday and opened to mixed reviews. Personally, I loved Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s chemistry. In 2017, we have seen a lot of fresh onscreen pairings but this one is the best so far. The film looked like a propaganda film for the current government’s initiatives of demonetization and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. But the endearing love story saved it from becoming a film with all fart and no shit!

 

Dlip Kumar and Saira Banu
Dlip Kumar and Saira Banu

 

We were also greeted with some great news on Wednesday as veteran actor Dilip Kumar getting discharge from Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. After spending almost a week – shuffling between a private room and ICU – and keeping all fans on the edge with some concerning health scares, the actor was given a green signal to go home. His wife and former actress Saira Banu had kept all updated about Dilip sahab’s condition through Twitter and she took to the social media site on Wednesday too to thank friends, family and fans for praying for his health. Saira was also snapped kissing her Yusuf Sahab before heading home.