Bollywood Roundup: Sunny Leone, A R Rahman, Nick Jonas, Nikkhil Advani

Not attending Bengaluru New Year bash: Sunny Leone

Bengaluru– Actress Sunny Leone on Tuesday said that she will not attend the New Year bash in the city after the police denied permission to the organisers.

Sunny Leone (Photo: Facebook)

“Since the police of Bengaluru have publicly said that they will not be able to ensure mine, and all who attend, safety for my New Years event, my team and I feel, safety of the people should always come first. Therefore, I cannot attend. God bless and I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year,” Sunny tweeted.

Earlier on Saturday Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar denied permission for a New Year bash in the city where Sunny was invited to perform.

“We are denying permission for Sunny Leone’s musical show on December 31 night to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident in the city,” Kumar told reporters here.

Sunny was supposed to perform at the Manyata Tech Park in the city suburbs. However, the city police chief said it would not be possible to provide enough security at the venue as the entire force would be on duty across the city on that night.

“In view of a directive from the Karnataka High Court on Friday to ensure peaceful New Year celebrations and prevent untoward incidents in the city, we will not be able to deploy enough force at one place at the risk of other areas,” he said.

A R Rahman’s Qutub- E- Kripa’s music shortlisted for Academy Awards

Mumbai– Hollywood film “Lake of Fire” songs that have been composed by Qutub-E-Kripa, an ensemble of student musicians of AR Rahman’s music academy KM Music Conservatory, have been shortlisted for the Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards.

On Tuesday, the Academy unveiled the list of contenders which included three songs of the film–“Have you ever wondered”, “I’ll be gone” and “We’ll party all night”.

Rahman, who himself won the Oscar in 2009 for “Slumdog Millionaire” in two categories– Best Original Score and Best Original Song, congratulated the team for its success on Twitter on Tuesday.

“Congratulations Qutub-E-Kripa team of A.H. Kaashif, Parag Chhabra, Riyanjali Bhowmick, Jerry Vincent, Sachin Mannat and N.D. Santosh for the ‘Lake of Fire’ songs shortlist for Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards,” he tweeted.

Two songs “Kaadanayum kaalchilambe” and “Maanathe maarikurumbe” from actor Mohanlal’s “Pulimurugan” have also been nominated under the category .

Qutub-E-Kripa has been co-credited with Rahman for the background scores of projects like “O Kadhal Kanman” ,”Tamash”, “OK Jaan”, “Kaatru Veliyida”, “Mo” and Netflix show “Daughters of Destiny”.

Priyanka Chopra is a lovely person: Nick Jonas

 Mumbai– Singer-actor Nick Jonas says he has heard a lot about India from his “new friend” and actress Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra

Now, Jonas says he is “dying” to visit India.

“I’ve never been (to India). But I’m dying to go and I have now heard from Priyanka, my new friend a lot about it. Just given me a lot of names of place to go if I go there,” Jonas said in a statement.

Earlier this year, Jonas and Priyanka walked on the Met Gala red carpet, making everyone wonder whether they are dating.

Talking about his relationship with Priyanka, Jonas said: “We met through a mutual friend who she did “Quantico” with, this guy Graham and we met up like in New York the first time and the same day I think we found out that we are both going to the MET gala with Ralph Lauren.

“And as strange as it sounds but we couldn’t have planned it. We just had a great time. She’s a lovely person and I’m dying now to go to India,” she said.

On the film front, Jonas is looking forward to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. The movie also stars Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain and Morgan Turner.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing the film, helmed by Jake Kasdan, in India on December 29.

Nikkhil Advani thankful to Chitrangda

Mumbai– Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani is thankful to actress Chitrangda for coming on board for the Saif Ali Khan starrer “Baazaar”.

Nikkhil Advani (Photo courtesy: Filmfare)

Advani thanked the actress on his Twitter acount on Tuesday.

He posted: “So happy that the stunning Chitrangda agreed to come aboard and complete a stellar line up for ‘Baazaar’. Wait for it… Emmay Entertain, KytaProductions (co-producers), Gauravv K. Chawla (director)”.

“Baazaar” revolves around the backdrop of stock market. The film also features Rohan V. Mehra and Radhka Apte.

While Chitrangda will also be seen in “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3” next year, Saif is gearing up for the film “Kaalakaandi” which is scheduled to release next month.

 

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