Top entertainment news at 1 pm, March 1: Vidya Balan supports Gurmehar Kaur, Jolly LLB 2 surpasses Housefull 3 lifetime collection, writer Taarak Mehta passes away

Here is all top entertainment news at 1 pm, March 1. From Gujarati writer Taarak Mehta's demise to Vidya Balan lending her support to Gurmehar Kaur

Popular Gujarati writer Taarak Mehta passes away at age of 87

Renowned columnist, humorist, and writer Taarak Mehta passed away at the age of 87 this morning. He was suffering from prolonged illness. He was best known for his column in Gujarati language Duniya Ne Undha Chashma. The popular comedy show on channel Sab TV, Taarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma was inspired by his column. A well-known figure in Gujarati literature, Taarak Mehta was honored with the Padma Shri in 2015. Read full article here

Jolly LLB 2 Box Office collection Day 19: Akshay Kumar film surpasses lifetime collection of Housefull 3

The film made it to Rs 100 crore club in week 2 of its release and also surpassed the lifetime collections of the first installment Jolly LLB in just two days of its release. Jolly LLB 2 is Akshay’s 7th film to cross Rs 100 crore. After surpassing the lifetime collections of Jolly LLB, the film has now left behind the collections of Akshay’s Housefull 3 and will soon cross the collections of his other two films Holiday and Housefull 2. Read full article here

Gurmehar Kaur row: Vidya Balan bats for freedom of expression; Madhur Bhandarkar hits back at Javed Akhtar

The controversy after DU student Gurmehar Kaur took a stand against Akhil Bhartiya Vishwa Parishad (ABVP) refuses to die anytime soon. Her stand of ABVP has sparked new debates and has received many opinions. Now actress Vidya Balan has expressed her opinion on the matter and has said that everyone has right to express themselves. The Kahaani 2 actress was asked about this at a book launch event in Mumbai yesterday. Read full article here