Bollywood Roundup: Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, Sonakshi Sinha, Salman Khan, and more….

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Priyanka Chopra at Royal wedding (Photo: Twitter)

Priyanka Chopra arm in arm with Nick Jonas

New Jersey– Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been creating a buzz with her appearances with American pop star Nick Jonas, walked arm in arm with him at his cousin’s wedding.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

The 25-year-old “Jealous” singer took Priyanka, 35, as his date to attend his cousin’s wedding. They arrived arm in arm, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The rumoured couple, who played down speculations they were dating when they showed up at the 2017 Met Gala in New York together, have now embarked on a real relationship, according to multiple reports.

The “Baywatch” star was seen roaming around with the singer on a boat with friends over America’s Memorial Day weekend last month and was photographed cuddling up to him in a group photograph while they attended a Dodgers baseball game here together on May 26. They held hands.

At the Met Gala, Priyanka just laughed off a romance with Jonas, insisting they simply shared an agent and were friends. She said they went to the Met Gala together as they were both wearing ensembles by Ralph Lauren.

I’d love to do a Hollywood film: Kajol

Mumbai– After dubbing for the Hindi version of Disney.Pixar’s “Incredibles 2”, actress Kajol says she is willing to explore the world of the West and work in a Hollywood film.

Kajol (Photo: Facebook)

“I would love to do a Hollywood film. There is no particular genre in mind, and it depends whether the script appeals to me or not,” Kajol told IANS in a recorded response.

“I would ask the same questions that I would ask for a Hindi film before picking the project,” added the mother of two.

Kajol has lent her voice to the character of Helen Parr, Elastigirl. The sequel picks up right after the 2004 original, with Craig T. Nelson returning as the voice of Bob Parr, Holly Hunter as Elastigirl and Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone. Brad Bird, who voices fashion designer Edna Mode, is back to direct the project.

The sequel again deals with the Parr family attempting balance having a normal life with their superhero powers. The film is slated to release in India on June 22 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Kajol says her children were thrilled about her dubbing assignment.

“They were the most excited one especially when I told them that we will be the first ones to watch the film. It was like a big thing,” she said.

Sonakshi Sinha gets in ‘Kalank’ mode

Mumbai– Actress Sonakshi Sinha has started shooting for Karan Johar-produced “Kalank”.

Sonakshi Sinha (Photo courtesy: Filmfare)

“Kalank” will see an ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Aditya Roy Kapur sharing screen space. Abhishek Varman will direct the “epic drama”, which will hit the screens on April 19, 2019.

The film is being produced by Karan, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta. It has been co-produced by Fox Star Studios.

According to a source, Sonakshi was set to join the shoot on Thursday at an elaborate set constructed in Andheri.

“While not much can be revealed about her role and her look, one can definitely expect Sonakshi to be seen donning a entirely different look altogether unlike any of her previous cinematic outings”, the source added.

Sonakshi’s spokesperson confirmed the news, saying she will join the principal shooting of the film in Mumbai.

The actress has wrapped up shooting of “Happy Phir Bhaag Jayegi”, a sequel to “Happy Bhag Jayegi”.

Made under the banner of Eros International and Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions, the film is set to release on August 24. She is also rehearsing for the Dabbang Tour.

My ‘Sui Dhaaga’ character inspired by Suppandi: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai– Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan says his character Mauji in the film “Sui Dhaaga” is inspired from comic character Suppandi.

Varun Dhawan

Varun essays a tailor and an office peon in the film.

On the books he likes to read, Varun said: “I read a lot of biographies… I’ve read one on Dev Anand. I love reading ‘Suppandi’. I used to read that a lot during my childhood. Even the characters I do, like right now I am playing this character of a tailor Mauji in ‘Sui Dhaaga’…there is more to him than just being a tailor as he is a peon in a shop as well. Mauji is very inspired by Suppandi.”

The actor spoke about it as he unveiled the cover of Amish’s latest book “Suheldev and The Battle of Bahraich” on Monday.

The book, assisted by Vikas Singh, is the first with which Amish has introduced Writer’s Center in India. It will be published under Amish’s brand new series titled “Indic Chronicles”.

Varun said Shashank Khaitan, director of his next film “Rannbhoomi”, is a fan of Amish’s works. However, he said they will not steal his ideas, and will take permission if required.

‘Loveratri’ teaser to have voice-over by Salman

Mumbai– Superstar Salman Khan has lent his voice to the teaser of his upcoming production “Loveratri”, which will launch his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in Bollywood.

Salman Khan

The teaser, which will give an insight into the storyline of the film, will have the superstar’s voice-over introducing the plot, read a statement from the film’s spokesperson.

“Loveratri” revolves around the love story between the characters of Aayush and actress Warina Hussain.

The teaser of “Loveratri” will be attached to “Race 3”, starring Salman.

Shot in London and the outskirts of Gujarat, “Loveratri” is directed by Abhiraj Minawala and produced by Salman under the banner of Salman Khan Films.

It is slated to release on October 5.

Sachin-Jigar are fans of Lucky Ali

Mumbai– Music composer duo Sachin-Jigar say that singer Lucky Ali is a genuine rock star and his music is a reflection of his life.

Sachin-Jigar were speaking on Musical June by MTV Beats. Their episode will air on June 14.

Asked if somebody has wooed the duo through music, Sachin said: “Totally, I think one name would be Lucky Ali. Jigar and I have lost one girlfriend each in our life because we used to only listen to ‘Sifar’. ‘Sifar’ used to be suffer for those people. Recently, he performed in Bombay and both of us had gone to attend that concert. I think he is a genuine rock star in the real sense of it.

“His lyrics and his music is a big time reflection of his life and his swag. Long live Lucky Ali and his songs.”

Jigar added: “We are lovers and we keep loving. We have no break-ups. We have life long relationships with everybody we meet.”

Sachin said that every time Jigar would break-up, they would party.

“Yes, the amount of times he has broken up, he can’t cry each time so we used to instead party that today the bird is free again,” he added.

Mahesh Babu starts preparing for his next movie

 Mumbai– Superstar Mahesh Babu met celebrity hairstylist Hakim Aalim here to conduct a look test and begin preparations for his upcoming film, which marks the 25th movie of his career.

After receiving an overwhelming response to his latest Telugu film “Bharat Ane Nenu”, the actor spent some quality time with his family outside India.

While returning from his vacation, Mahesh made a stopover here last week on his way back to Hyderabad.

“Mahesh Babu is back in the country and has already got into prepping for his next film. Right after returning from Paris, Mahesh made a stop in Mumbai to meet his hairstylist to discuss looks for his untitled next,” Mahesh’s spokesperson said in a statement.

“The film will have Mahesh sporting a different hairstyle, and the actor is leaving no stone unturned for his 25th big screen outing.”

Disha Patani feels lucky to be part of ‘Bharat’

Mumbai– Actress Disha Patani says she feels lucky to be a part of the upcoming film “Bharat”, which stars Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra in key roles.

Disha Patani (Photo: Twitter)

Disha spoke to the media here on Monday when Westin Hotels and Resorts appointed her as their well-being brand advocate in India.

“I feel lucky to be a part of ‘Bharat’. I think it’s a blessing of God, and the love and support of my family and followers that I am getting to do some good and interesting work. Eventually, everything depends on your hard work. So, if you work hard, then everything will be fine in your life,” Disha said on the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial.

The actress’ first two Bollywood films — “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and “Baaghi 2” — were successful at the box office.

On her journey, she said: “I feel I am very lucky and blessed that I got an opportunity to become an actor and after that, my films are also doing well. So, I want to continue doing hard work in future as well.”

Disha currently has over 11.6 million followers on social networking site Instagram and she is very active on it by regularly posting her images and videos.

On her popularity on the photo-sharing platform, she said: “It feels really good when people follow you on social media. I am very happy and thankful and I feel lucky that people appreciate my videos and images which I post on Instagram.”

Asked what she looks for when she associates herself with a certain brand, Disha said: “I think believing in the brand is really important. You can’t associate yourself with a brand which you don’t believe in.” (IANS)

 

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