Bollywood Roundup: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, and more…

Vicky Kaushal (Photo: Facebook)

SRK, Priyanka, many more attend Akash-Shloka’s engagement ceremony

Mumbai– Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor graced the engagement function of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta, here.

Priyanka Chopra at Royal wedding (Photo: Twitter)

After a Goa vacation with boyfriend Nick Jonas, Priyanka attended the ceremony at Antilia here on Thursday night. The “Bharat” star looked stunning in a Tarun Tahiliani lilac saree with lace.

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan arrived together. The lovely couple was all smiles for the shutterbugs. While the actor chose a black designer suit, Gauri was in a black and silver metallic embroidered Anarkali by Falguni and Shane Peacock.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt also graced the ceremony.

Ranbir looked dapper in black and white striped kurta with black pyjama and white Nehru jacket, on the other hand Alia shined in a Manish Malhotra’s pink saree.

Filmmaker Karan Johar and Indian former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar along with his wife Anjali Tendulkar also graced the ceremony.

Daughter of Russell Mehta, and bride to be Shloka looked elegant in an Anamika Khanna ensemble for her Mehendi and engagement function.

Isha Ambani, who recently returned to the city after her Stanford graduation, kept it simple and classy for her twin brother’s function. The Ambani heiress is also set to tie the knot with beau Anand Piramal.

Rajkummar Rao thanks fans for support

Mumbai– Actor Rajkummar Rao says he is humbled by the positive response to the teasers of his films “Fanney Khan” and “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”.

Rajkummar Rao

“I would like to thank each and every one of you for showering both the films ‘Fanney Khan’ and ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ with so much love,” Rajkummar posted on Twitter on Friday.

“Thanks for all the support and admiration. Can’t wait to share the trailers of both the films, and for you guys to go and watch them. Love always,” he added.

“Fanney Khan” is the Hindi adaptation of the Dutch film “Everybody’s Famous”. It is produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and directed by Atul Manjrekar.

“Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” is a love story, but with a twist. The film also stars Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Juhi Chawla.


‘Adhar’ will be very interesting: Vineet Kumar Singh

New Delhi– “Mukkabaaz” actor Vineet Kumar Singh says his upcoming film “Adhar” will present an interesting take on the Aadhar card.

Backed by National Award-winning filmmaker Manish Mundra, the film is being directed by Suman Ghosh, who also won a National Film Award for his Bengali film “Podokkhep”.

As the title suggests, “Adhar” is related to the Aadhar card. But Vineet says he cannot share any other information about it.

“Manish Mundra’s films have got critical acclaim and won National Award honour in the past. I wanted to work with him for long. ‘Adhar’ has an interesting script, but I can’t share much about it,” Vineet told IANS in a recorded response.

“It is connected to Aadhar card, but I can’t reveal how and why it is connected.”

Vineet credits his sports film “Mukkabaaz” — which was aired on &pictures earlier this month — for changing his career.

“Mukkabaaz” deals with the struggle of a boxer and with social issues like caste system, youth politics and the power play of people.

“‘Mukkabaaz’ gave me freedom to play different roles. People started trusting me with different roles. People used to ask my parents what I was doing in Mumbai. But after the film, they aren’t questioned about it,” added the actor, who has featured in films like “Daas Dev”, “Gangs of Wasseypur” and “Ugly”.

Kavita Seth proud of her sons

Mumbai– “Iktara” hitmaker Kavita Seth says she is proud that her sons Kavish and Kanishk have a different yet soulful approach to music.

Kavita Seth

She is looking forward to perform with her sons for the first time at Anandotsav – A Celebration Of Life concert — curated by the singer as a tribute to her late husband K.K. Seth. The musical event will be held here on July 1.

“Anandotsav is something that I started seven years back and is very close to my heart. It’s a dedication to Kanishk and Kavish’s father,” Kavita said in a statement to IANS.

“I am glad that from this year both of them will be a part of it. Also, this will be the first time we will be sharing the same stage. I am a proud mother when it comes to my sons as both of them have a different yet soulful approach to music,” she added.

Saif, Nawazuddin attend ‘Sacred Games’ premiere

Mumbai– A host of stars including Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who feature in “Sacred Games”, India’s first Netflix original series, were present at the premiere, along with its director Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.

Saif Ali Khan (Photo: IMDb)

Ever since its announcement, the series has been in the buzz and its Thursday premiere here was a star-studded event.

Nawazuddin was accompanied by his “Thackeray” film director Abhijit Panse, besides filmmaker Kabir Khan, who is all set to foray into the digital world with Amazon Prime India’s “The Forgotten Army”, was also present.

Others at the premiere included Radhika Apte, who plays an intelligence officer in the series. Then there was Chitrangada Singh, Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja-Sippy, Sulagna Panigrahi, Meghana Kaushik and Evelyn Sharma.

The upcoming brigade of Harshvardhan Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter were also present.

Saif will be seen playing Sartaj Singh, a seasoned, cynical police officer in the eight-episode series that starts on July 6.

He and Anjali Mathur (Radhika Apte) journey to the centre of a mysterious web woven by the powerful criminal overlord, Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).

The plot twists and turns along the dark alleys of Mumbai, with Ganesh and Sartaj tightening their grip on each other and staking everything on victory, including the city itself.

Popular rapper Divine has composed two songs for “Sacred Games” titled “Jungli Sher” and “Kaam 25” which are generating positive response from the audience.

Vicky Kaushal emerging to be a bonafide movie star: KJo

Mumbai– Filmmaker Karan Johar is happy with Vicky Kaushal finding success with “Raazi” and “Sanju”, and says he is turning out to be a “bonafide movie star”.

Vicky Kaushal

“Vicky Kaushal is emerging to be such a bonafide movie star. There is nothing this talented actor can’t do,” Karan tweeted on Friday.

The filmmaker also lauded his performance in “Sanju” – which released on Friday.

“He plays the sympathetic friend with such emotional depth! He made me cry with him….superb. What a year he is having,” added Karan.

On Rajkumar Hirani’s film “Sanju”, Karan posted: “Encompassing such a tumultuous and roller-coaster life in this duration…and still holding onto the emotional energy and non-stop humour is a mammoth achievement! Please hail the number 1 Mainstream film of our times — ‘Sanju’.”

In the film, Ranbir Kapoor is seen as Sanjay Dutt. It also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Karishma Tanna, Dia Mirza and Jim Sarbh.

“Ranbir Kapoor is just such a brilliant and gifted actor. What an outstanding portrayal! Never allowing mimickry to get the better of him or letting even a single note go into a zone of caricature. He holds this narrative like a legend.” (IANS)


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