Bollywood Roundup: Rohit Bal, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Qazi Wajid, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Sushant Sharma, Pranay Pachauri

Sonakshi Sinha (Photo courtesy: StarsUnfolded)

Rohit Bal launches own perfume range

Mumbai– Veteran designer Rohit Bal has launched his range of perfumes in collaboration with Spicestyle, a fashion house by Spicejet.

Drawing inspiration from history, fantasy and folklore, the fragrances include Oudh and Aab for men and Oas and Vana for women.

Oudh, a blend of sweet and woody aromas, is Bal’s ode to lost traditions and is all about opulence, royalty, grandeur and majesty, Aab personifies masculinity, with a blend of citrus overlays, woody undertones and a hint of jasmine, read a statement.

Oas is a dedication to the strong women of substance who wear their feminine charm with pride. It consists of a garden of lilies with specks of jasmine, lilac, and rosemary.

Vana, on the other hand, has been described as a passionate fragrance for the fierce woman of today, with an amalgamation of coffee with light undertones of jasmine, vanilla and cedar.

Was exciting to reunite with Salman: Sonakshi

Mumbai– Bollywood star Sonakshi Sinha says it was exciting to share screen space with her “Dabangg” co-star Salman Khan once again for a song in her forthcoming movie “Welcome To New York”.

Sonakshi Sinha (Photo: Facebook)

Sonakshi and Salman have recreated their magic in the film’s song “Nain phisal gaye”, which was shot in New York.

“It was really exciting to be reuniting with Salman for our third film together after ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Dabangg 2’. We shot the song entirely in New York. It was nostalgic in many ways. The romantic, melodious song has been filmed beautifully,” Sonakshi said in a statement.

The track has music by Sajid-Wajid and lyrics by Kaunsar Munir.

Director Chakri Toleti said: “It was an absolute delight to shoot this song. Salman and Sonakshi have such great on-screen chemistry.”

Produced by Pooja Films and Wiz Films, “Welcome To New York” is a comedy about two youngsters who land in New York and go through a series of hilarious episodes.

Releasing on February 23, it features Karan Johar in a double role, Diljit Dosanjh, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani and Lara Dutta, apart from Sonakshi.

Sonu Sood arranges ‘Paltan’ lunch with Punjab CM

Chandigarh– Actor-producer Sonu Sood, along with the team of his forthcoming war drama “Paltan”, enjoyed a meal with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday here.

Sonu Sood

Sonu is in Punjab for the extensive shooting schedule of “Paltan”.

“Captain Amarinder Singh is a great guy and he has contributed a lot to the betterment of his state. Since the schedule was getting over, I thought it would be great to make the ‘Paltan’ team feel special by organising a lunch with sir,” Sonu said in a statement.

“He is a well-read guy and has hosted us well. The entire team had a good time interacting with him,” he added.

The film is being directed by J.P. Dutta, known for war-themed films including the National Award winning “Border”. “Paltan” also features Arjun Rampal, Gurmeet Choudhary, Siddhanth Kapoor and Luv Sinha.

Renowned Pakistan actor Qazi Wajid dead

Islamabad– Veteran actor Qazi Wajid, a pioneer of Pakistan’s radio industry, has passed away, the media reported on Monday.

DawnNews said the 87-year-old actor was admitted to a Karachi hospital with complaints of heart palpitations.

Said fellow actor Javed Sheikh: “I just heard the news and I can barely believe it. This is a great loss for the industry.”

After remaining associated with the radio industry for 25 years, Wajid joined television in 1966. He was also a stage and film actor.

He was part of a number of Pakistan Television (PTV) classics including “Khuda Ki Basti”. The role of Raja he played in it became the reason for his fame on television.

Weddings are my favourite occasion: Sabyasachi

New Delhi– Celebrated designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, whose splendid creations for actress Anushka Sharma’s wedding ceremonies caught the fancy of several brides-to-be, says weddings are his favourite occasion.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Known for his bespoke lehengas and saris, Sabyasachi will be seen helping some lucky brides with their outfits and jewellery as part of the eighth season of “Band Baajaa Bride”, set to go on air on NDTV Good Times from Wednesday.

“Weddings are my favourite occasion and what better way to celebrate the month of love with stories of true love and fairytale weddings,” the designer said in a statement.

“I’m excited to transform the beautiful brides by giving them a splendid makeover from head to toe… to creating memories that will shine forever.

“I’m glad to not only design the wedding outfits but also the jewellery for the brides of this season. I will make sure I contribute my best in enhancing their dream day and being the main catalyst to transform their dreams into reality,” he added.

The show features style diva Freishia B and “every bride’s best friend” Bharat Arora accompanying the brides at every step of their makeover journey.

A total of 13 brides will be transformed in the new season.

Arora said: “‘Band Baajaa Bride’ has become more of every bride’s dream than just a reality show and I find gratification in that fact.”

‘Soch’ guitarist turns singer with ‘Tere bina’

Mumbai– Popular guitarist Sushant Sharma, known for his work in songs like “Soch”, has made his debut as a singer with the romantic number “Tere bina”.

“I have played a lot of guitar-based superhit Punjabi numbers like ‘Soch’, ‘Yaar ni milya’, ‘Man bharya’ and ‘Bacha’. ‘Tere bina’ is my debut as a singer. I believe everyone is going to love it,” Sharma said in a statement.

Singer Jyotica Tangri has sung the new track along with him.

“‘Tere bina’ is a lovely song and it’s very special to my heart. On this Valentine’s Day, I am sure all are going to love the song and will be able to relate to it in one way or the other,” Jyotica said.

“Tere bina” has been released by Times Music.

Pranay Pachauri’s best wrap-up party (TV Snippets)

Mumbai– Actor Pranay Pachauri says he had the best wrap-up party ever with his “Tere Liye Bro” co-stars.

“Tere Liye Bro” is based on true friendship and “bromance”. It features Prabal Punjabi, Nikhil Khurana and Malhar Rathod.

“Our vanity van could accommodate only two people, but the entire team barged into the van. We put on some good music, switched off the lights and used our phone flash lights to set the mood for a party,” Pranay said in a statement.

“We had a great time by converting our vanity van into probably the smallest club on wheels in the world. But after working so hard it was an amazing stress-buster. I like to call it our small ‘Vanity Affair’. It was the smallest and the best party I ever had.”

The last episode of the show was aired on Friday across bindass’ linear and digital platforms. (IANS)



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