Split Screen Podcast: Episode 21 – ‘Padmavati’, A Prequel Spin-Off, Jackie Shroff as Sunil Dutt, Director Hrithik Roshan & Pak Artists Ban

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Another week of breaking Bollywood news, some controversy good vibes for fan favourite actors. Shah unpacks all the information, and put into context what some of it means, and how some of the news may not be all that good, while others are just downright exciting.

So check out Episode 21 of the Split Screen Podcast as we round up the last week of Bollywood news.

Split Screen Podcast: Episode 21 - 'Padmavati', A Prequel Spin-Off, Jackie Shroff as Sunil Dutt, Director Hrithik Roshan & Pak Artists Ban

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Split Screen Podcast usually compares a movie remake with its original. But on this episode, we’re going to break down the most recent Bollywood movie news. 


  • Shah discusses Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s newest period extravaganza in ‘Padmavati’, starring Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor & Deepika Padukone.
  • Taapsee Pannu gets her own prequel spin-off from her role in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’.
  • The always physical Akshay Kumar is going to jump on the sports bio-pic bandwagon, but this time, as a Hockey Player.
  • Of all actors from Bollywood, it’s Sonu Sood (‘Happy New Year’) who may be heading to the Oscars.
  • After some major issues as an actor in starring roles, Hrithik Roshan may be going behind the camera as a director.
  • Shah is joyous at the news of Jackie Shroff possibly playing Sanjay Dutt’s father in the bio pic starring Ranbir Kapoor directed by Rajkumar Hirani. 
  • Salman Khan weighs in on his political choice for the upcoming US elections… for some reason.
  • Shah discusses the possibly of another Shah doing a movie with Aiswarya Rai Bachchan; Shahrukh Khan of course.
  • The #BanPakArtists controversy continues with reports of another Pakistani actor being replaced, this time in it’s Ali Zafar in ‘Dear Zindagi’. 
  • Another Shahrukh Khan movie, ‘Raees’ may be in trouble for featuring a Pakistani actress.
  • Shah finally speaks out about this Pakistani actor ban controversy in Bollywood. 

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Shah Shahid

Entertainment Writer | Film & TV Critic | Bollywood Blogger | Host of Split Screen Podcast | Proud Geek Girl Dad


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