Bollywood Roundup: Deepika Padukone, Manish Malhotra, Kangana Ranaut, and more…

Deepika Padukone as Padmavati

Deepika looks ‘angelic’ in white caped gown at Cannes

Cannes– Actress Deepika Padukone showed her first red carpet look from Festival de Cannes this year as a L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador and she looked no less than an angel, and epitome of elegance, in a sheer white caped gown.

She opted for a sheer lace creation by designer Zuhair Murad with nude lip and smoky eyes done by L’Oreal giving the finishing touch to her entire getup.

Deepika Padukone (Photo Facebook)

Giving a glimpse of her look to her fans on Instagram, she posted a picture of herself and wrote: “Ready to rock and roll.”

Before this the actress also shared a picture in a white T-shirt, blue denims and nude heels from the festival.

L’Oreal Paris is celebrating 21 glorious years as the official make-up partner for the Festival de Cannes. Known for weaving magic and beauty at one of the most prestigious events of global cinema, it will rule the red carpet with the theme of #Summer Escape this year.

Apart from Deepika, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will be completing 17 years at the red carpet, will be attending the festival on May 12 and May 13 .

Even the just married Sonam Kapoor will be completing 8 years at Cannes and will attend the festival on May 14 and May 15.

Some of the other L’Oreal Paris spokespersons that will be seen on the red carpet include Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren & Doutzen Kroes.

Manish Malhotra having wonderful time in Cannes

New Delhi– Ace designer Manish Malhotra says that he is having a wonderful time at Festival de Cannes and he is taking inspiration from the streets, beaches and chic fashion.

Manish Malhotra (Photo: Facebook)

“I’m having a wonderful time in Cannes. There is just so much energy here at the time of the film festival; it transforms into a melting pot of cultures. I am truly inspired taking in the streets alive with art; the beautiful beaches and ultra-chic fashion from across the globe. It’s the perfect setting for indulgence,” Manish told IANS.

The designer has associated with premium ice cream brand Magnum for his debut appearance at the festival where he is setting socializing goals.

“Socializing is an art which has always given me immense joy and pleasure, so what better place to indulge in this favourite activity of mine, than with Magnum at Cannes – the very Mecca of Socializing! The glitz, glamour, liveliness, fashion, perfectly collaborates with me, it’s safe to say that I am taking pleasure seriously,” said the designer.

Kangana styles up in sheer, backless gown for Cannes red carpet debut

Cannes– Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut lived up to her ‘bold and beautiful’ image as she made her Cannes Film Festival red carpet debut in a sheer, embellished and backless gown here on Thursday.

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana, who is hosted here by Grey Goose, awalked the red carpet for the screening of Christophe Honore’s French drama “Plaire, aimer et courir vite”.

The actress wore a Zuhair Murad creation, which complemented her slender frame by being a perfect mix of sensuality with the romanticism of the sheer fabric, and boldness of the cut.

Her hair was done in a messy bun, with minimalistic but dramatic eye make-up.

In a teaser video shared by the “Queen” star’s team on social media, Kangana is seen taking an effortless walk in the elaborate gown.

Known for her experimental styling, Day 1 for Kangana at the Cannes film jamboree was about dressing up in a retro avatar.

She wore a black shimmery sequinned sari by Sabyasachi Mukherjee and flaunted a bouffant-inspired hairdo, reminding Bollywood buffs of a style often flaunted by the evergreen Sharmila Tagore in her heydays.

Kangana was in conversation with censor board chairperson Prasoon Joshi at the India Pavilion, organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in association with Ficci.

Difficult to make SRK, Salman dance together: Mika

Mumbai– Singer Mika Singh, who performed at the wedding reception of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, says it is very difficult to make two superstars like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan dance together on the stage.

Salman Khan (Photo: Twitter)

Mika Singh was interacting with the media along with model Aarti Khetarpal and Singer Madhu Valli, during the launch of song “Sama – The Summer Love” on Wednesday in Mumbai.

Sharing his experience of the latest Bollywood wedding reception that took place on Tuesday, Mika said: “I will never forget this party in my entire life because it was one of the biggest days of my life.

He said when he was performing, Shah Rukh and Salman came on stage and “took the whole atmosphere to another level”.

“It is very difficult to make the two superstars dance together on the stage… Both of them were dancing on stage for almost an hour… Then Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor did lot of fun on stage,” Mika said.

Shah Rukh Khan

When asked whether Salmam should also marry now, Mika said: “I think Salman is an ultimate human being. He is really handsome and down to earth individual and when he sings, he looks really cute… I think he is the real King. Earlier, Kings used to have so many girlfriends… I don’t think he needs anyone.”

Talking about the challenges he faced while producing “Sama – The Summer Love”, Mika said: “Today’s generation like to listen new sound, music and voice. It’s already a hit and popular song. We had a meeting with Sa Re Ga Ma when we decided to recreate this song because original rights of the songs are with Sa Re Ga Ma.”

“Sama- The Summer Love” is produced by Mika Singh’s Music and Sound and sung by US-based model and singer Madhu Valli.

Sumit Bharadwaj has directed the music video. Madhu Valli, Aarti Khetarpal and Raika Khan has featured in the song along with Mika Singh.

Never went to gym in younger days: Dharmendra

Mumbai– Veteran actor Dharmendra, who is fondly called the “action king” and “He-Man” in Bollywood, says instead of working out in the gym, he used to go to the fields in his younger days.

On the secret behind his fitness level, the octogenarian said: “In my younger days, I never went to the gym. My field was my gym. I would plough the field and draw water from the well. That type of workout was the best workout and that definitely keeps a person fit.”

The “Sholay” star will be seen in an upcoming episode of Colors’ “Entertainment ki Raat@9”.

Doing musical composition of Babuji’s poems: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been reciting poems of his poet father Harivansh Rai Bachchan on public platforms since long, but going a step further, the actor has now decided to do the musical composition of his father’s poems.

“The album is likely to be released in a month’s time,” Bachchan told reporters in Mumbai on Thursday.

He was interacting with the media, along with Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi, director Umesh Shukla and writer Saumya Shukla, after the success of their recently released film “102 Not Out”.

Bachchan turned lyricist and composer for “Badumba” song that features in his latest release. When asked whether he would compose more songs going ahead, he said: “When we were shooting later part of the film, I told Umesh that we are missing a happy song in the film and therefore, the younger generation will not come to see it.

“As Umesh said there is no space for such song in the film, I said I will compose one song. When Umesh listened to the composition, he really liked it and that’s how it came about.”

The “Piku” actor said he had always been fond of music. “So, I am working on a subject very diligently… I want to compose poems of Babuji (Harivansh Rai Bachchan) and I want to sing it in same ‘sur’ he would do by adding some music to it.”

Big B also revealed that his father’s famous poem “Madhushala” was already recorded. “We have recorded ‘Madhushala’ that I will present probably in a month. There are lots of other poems which we are working on.

“I am doing this because I feel today’s young generation doesn’t have much interest in literature, poetry and reading… If we can dress it up properly with music, the audience might like.”

When asked about the reaction of his family members after they watched “102 Not Out”, he said: “Every family member saw the film. My children really liked it. Madam (Jaya Bachchan) has always been critical and has a quiet approach on my work.

“Most of the time she doesn’t give her opinion, but this time she said something weird…that timing of this film is apt because lots of big fantasy movies like ‘Avengers’ from Hollywood are releasing in India. But this small film will create a certain kind of place in audience’s heart, and I think she said it right (laughs).” (IANS)


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