Bollywood Roundup: Priyanka Chopra, Kriti Sanon, Divyanka Tripathi, Akshay Kumar, and more…

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra shares adorable video of Nick Jonas

Brasilia– Actress Priyanka Chopra was in attendance to support singer Nick Jonas as he performed for the crowd at the VillaMix Festival, here. The actress also shared a video from the concert on her Instagram story writing “Him” alongside the clip and adding a heart eyes emoji.

Priyanka Chopra

While watching Jonas perform onstage at the VillaMix Festival in Brazil on Saturday, the actress, 35, let the world know exactly what she thought of the musician’s performance, reports

As the two made their relationship Instagram official earlier this week, the “Chains” singer shared a video of Priyanka laughing and smiling on his Instagram Story. Using the same emoji, he simply captioned the clip: “Her.”

Chopra, who was wearing a sparkly top that showed off just a hint of her midriff, was also spotted smiling throughout the show as she documented some of the musical moments on her phone.

The two recently jetted off to Brazil after spending a week together in India, where they attended Aksha Ambani and Shloka Mehta pre-wedding bash.

During their stay in India, Priyanka also called the “Jealous” singer one of her “favourite men,” snapping a picture of him on the beach.

Priyanka also used their getaway to introduce Jonas to her mother Madhu.

“They’re very happy,” a source close to the couple told at the time, adding, “It’s getting serious.”

Prior to their overseas trip, the actress accompanied Jonas to his cousin Rachel Tamburelli’s wedding in New Jersey, according to photos obtained by the Daily Mail.

Kartik, Kriti ‘super excited’ about their next film

Mumbai– Actors Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon are “super excited” about working on their next film titled “Luka Chuppi”.

Actress Kriti Sanon

“Next #LukaChuppi. Super excited,” Kartik, who is fresh off the success of “Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety”, tweeted on Monday.

Kartik will be seen playing a TV reporter based in Mathura in the upcoming film.

His co-star Kriti tweeted: “‘Luka Chuppi’. Super excited for this one! March 2019.”

Kriti plays a Mathura girl who had gone to Delhi to study and now is back in her hometown.

Produced under the banner of Maddock Films, “Luka Chuppi” will start rolling in August.

The film will be helmed by Laxman Utekar who was the director of photography of films including “Hindi Medium”. He has also directed Marathi films — “Tapaal and “Lalbaugcha Raja”. This will be his Bollywood debut as a director.

I don’t fear being typecast: Divyanka

Mumbai– Actress Divyanka Tripathi has been ruling the telly world with shows like “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” and “Nach Baliye”. She says she has no qualms about being typecast.

“I don’t fear being typecast. I don’t think there is any fear, rather I see it as a challenge. And what fun is work without challenges? I’ve played several different characters in my career,” Divyanka said in a statement.

“I have also tried my hand at reality shows so, I’m sure that the future too will hold many such varied roles for me but till that time comes, I’m enjoying playing Ishita,” she added about her role in the show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” that premiered in 2013.

She even gets trolled online.

“Some keep trolling me for wearing not very stylized or for wearing too stylish clothes.

“They do not understand about the balance that an actor, especially who’ve committed years to one television show, hit shows that have changed the fate of producers, channels and everyone involved, has to strike with costumes while playing a character according to the scenes, character and shoot schedules.”

Akshay collaborates with Harpic for ‘Har Ghar Swachh’ mission

New Delhi– Actor Akshay Kumar, a strong supporter of the sanitation movement in India, has joined hands with toilet cleaning brand Harpic to drive the ‘Har Ghar Swachh mission.

Harpic announced Akshay Kumar as its brand ambassador on Monday. They aim to provide universal access to clean toilets to each and every Indian and emphasise on the importance of maintaining a clean toilet.

The “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha” star said there is a growing need to sensitise people on the need and importance of keeping their toilets clean and hygienic.

“It gives me immense pleasure to associate with Harpic to drive the ‘Har Ghar Swachh’ mission. We can no longer treat toilets as a stepchild of the home but consider them to be a source of pride and joy, hence I urge people to join me in this mission so that we can ensure a healthier and hygienic life for ourselves and for our families,” Akshay said in a statement.

On the announcement, Sukhleen Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Director, South Asia RB Hygiene Home, said: “Professionally and personally, Akshay has been a key influencer to drive the sanitation mission and it’s an honour to have him as Harpic’s brand advocate to amplify our mission.

“Harpic stands for expertise, trust, reliability and positive social change – Values true to Akshay and thus, the partnership between Harpic and Akshay is a natural extension of these values. With Akshay as the perfect evangelist, Harpic will continue to driving this positive social change.”

Anil proud of Sonam’s 8 hits in a row

 Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor is a proud daddy. Congratulating his daughter Sonam for “eight hits in a row”, he has lauded her for making “pretty damn good” choices in her film career.

Anil tweeted on Monday: “The choices we make shape our lives. Sonam, you have made some pretty damn good ones when it comes to scripts, directors and content… Your hard work, commitment and conviction have resulted in 8 hits in a row! So happy and proud of you!”

He shared a collage of posters of Sonam’s movies. “Neerja”, “Raanjhanaa”, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, “PadMan”, “Khoobsurat”, “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, “Veere Di Wedding” and the latest “Sanju” find space in it.

From giving a debut performance in “Saawariya” in 2007 to receiving her first National Award for the film “Neerja” last year, the over decade-long long Bollywood journey for the newly wed actress has been a roller-coaster ride.

Sonam will be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in her next film “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”, which will also see her share screen space with father Anil.

‘Rajma Chawal’ a learning experience for Amyra Dastur

Mumbai– Actress Amyra Dastur, for whom working in “Rajma Chawal” has been a learning experience, says her Hindi abusive dictionary has definitely widened.

Amyra’s look in the Leena Yadav directorial is inspired by Rooney Mara from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.

Before Amyra began shooting for the film, the makers wanted her to do a few workshops to unlearn how she prepped for her other films. The first thing they made her do was to unlearn the Mumbai diction and pick up how a Meerut girl settled in Delhi would talk.

She then worked on her dialogue delivery skills and intonation, followed by body language.

Actor Adil Hussain taught Amyra the right body language, Veena Mehta helped her with the dialogues and diction and N.K. Sharma worked with her on improvisational theatre.

Amyra, who was seen in “Kaalakandi”, said in a statement: “N.K. sir is definitely a unique teacher. I had to walk around the room for 3 hours until I learnt how to count in Hindi till 100. I absolutely adore the man. He would yell and scream at me whenever I got scene correct. In other words, to tell me that I could’ve done it correctly the first time instead of the second or third.

“My Hindi abusive dictionary has definitely widened thanks to him. He is someone I consider very special to me.”

On Adil, the actress said he is “absolute sweetheart”.

“I never felt like I was in a workshop. He would even come on set just to check in and see if all was going well. Veenaji still helps me with my diction. She screams at anyone who dares make fun of my Hindi. Only she is allowed to make fun of me. She accompanied me to the ‘Rajma Chawal’ dub as well and is very protective with me, which makes me feel special,” she added.

Apart from “Rajma Chawal”, Amyra will also be seen in “Prasthaanam” and “Mental Hai Kya”.

Anything is possible with strong will, tough mind: Kangana

New Delhi– Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen in a never seen before avatar in new video campaign for fitness brand Reebok, says that a strong will and tough mind can make anything possible

“Shooting for this video was physically challenging but with a strong will and tough mind anything is possible. It is all about training the mind to succeed and overcome fears. The idea was to deliver my best and make the workout seem as real and ripped on camera.

“This high intensity driven exercises demanded physical strength and I realized how my fitness regime in real life helped me portray them in reel life too,” she told IANS in a statement.

Unlocking true human potential through the power of fitness, the brand has released a series of videos featuring brand ambassador Kangana.

The actor, who is known for donning off-beat roles and redefining conventions, is seen flipping tires, doing handstand pushups, box jumps, kick boxing and is even seen doing monkey bar exercises on a scaffolding.

Talking about these videos, Silvia Tallon, Senior Marketing Director, Reebok India, said: “Kangana aptly depicts the importance of fitness in defying the odds and rising above the challenges through her rigorous workout, her fitness levels are inspiring and that is clearly visible through these videos.”

Saransh Goila to be guest judge on ‘Masterchef Australia’

New Delhi– Indian chef Saransh Goila will be a guest judge on the famed competitive cooking game show “MasterChef Australia”. He says it’s a feat for India, its food and Indians’ love for it.

“This is for my country and our food and our love for it. Tonight in Australia, I’ll be a guest judge on ‘MasterChef Australia’. Thanks for having me over Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan,” Goila tweeted on Monday.

A post from the official Twitter of the show read: “It’s an honour to welcome Saransh Goila to the ‘MasterChef Australia’ kitchen!”

The chef, TV show host, entrepreneur, author of “India On My Platter” and founder of Goila Butter Chicken, Golia suggested contestants would be trying their hand at making butter chicken and roomali rotis.

“This is what contestants will try to make in their challenge. Yes, they will make roomali roti as well,” he posted along with a photograph of the meal, complete with onions and green chutney.

Preston quipped: “Pressure test advice: Keep calm and curry on.” (IANS)


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