Bollywood Roundup: Neha Dhupia, Anushka Sharma, Ali Fazal, Kajol, and more…

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Neha Dhupia and her new husband on their wedding. (Photo: Twitter)

Neha Dhupia announces pregnancy

Mumbai– Just over three months after marrying actor Angad Bedi, Neha Dhupia on Friday announced she is expecting her first child. The couple is looking forward to the new beginning.

Neha Dhupia and her new husband on their wedding. (Photo: Twitter)

The actress made the announcement on social media on Friday.

“Here’s to new beginnings… #3ofUs,” she posted, sharing a series of photographs where the happy couple is posing. Neha glows as she proudly flaunts the baby bump.

In one of the images, Angad is cradling the bump, and in one image, he is pointing at it.

The announcement comes after months of speculation, and several appearances in flowing and loose attire making the paparazzi wonder whether it was an attempt to hide the bump.

“Ha! Turns out this rumour is true,” Angad posted on Instagram.

Now Neha is not hiding the bump anymore. She will be walking with Angad at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week’s Winter/Festive edition here on Saturday.

Neha and Angad surprised everyone with their hush-hush wedding in May.

Anushka Sharma to promote Fujifilm’s Instax

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has come on board for a digital partnership with Fujifilm India to promote its Instax range of instant cameras. Preserving memories with a physical print is the product’s USP, says the actress.

Anushka Sharma

The collaboration with Anushka — known for her “inherent charm” and “novelty” — is for the period of August to November 2018, the company announced via a statement on Friday.

Fujifilm plans to leverage Anushka’s 45.2 million-plus social media fans and influence over the modern youth to support the product’s popularity.

“For me, photography is all about self-expression and preserving memories,” Anushka, who finds a sense of nostalgia in it, said in a statement.

“Instax captures the magic of the moment and seals it in a picture -instantly, and serves as reminders of those beautiful memories forever. The most compelling reason to use it in the age of digital photography is uniqueness. Once an image is taken, it is truly a one-of-a-kind photo made special with the unique feel of a physical print,” added the actress, who will soon be seen in the movie “Sui Dhaaga – Made In India”.

According to Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd, Anushka’s uniqueness and charm perfectly blends with their brand, and she embodies what the product is about — “young, fun and ‘kawaii’ (cute in Japanese)”.

Ali Fazal overwhelmed to meet fans in foreign land

Mumbai– Actor Ali Fazal, whose work takes him places across the world, says it’s a different feeling altogether to meet fans in a foreign land.

Ali Fazal (Photo: Twitter)

He was in Melbourne earlier this month, and during the shoot of “Happy Phirr Bhaag Jaayegi” in Malaysia, the “Victoria & Abdul” actor experienced how Bollywood films transcend boundaries.

“Its always refreshing to meet fans in foreign land as we never really get to connect with them as we can in homeland. I was pleasantly surprised though to see the turn out. And even more surprised that majority of the fans still cherished taking autographs than selfies which I loved,” Ali said in a statement.

On the work front, Ali has completed shooting for his video-on-demand series “Mirzapur” under Excel Entertainment. He is currently shooting for Sanjay Dutt’s “Prassthanam” and Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ambitious project “Milan Talkies”.

His “Happy Phir Bhaag Jayegi” released on Friday.

Kajol’s ‘Helicopter Eela’ to now release in October

Mumbai– Actress Kajol’s “Helicopter Eela” has been pushed to October as director Pradeep Sarkar has been hospitalised due to dengue.

Kajol (Photo: Facebook)

The film was slated to release on September 7.

According to the official spokesperson of the film, Sarkar was recently diagnosed with dengue and was hospitalised.

“While in the hospital he came out to direct a scene with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan to complete the shooting schedule of ‘Helicopter Eela’. Special care was taken with an ambulance and a doctor on standby on the set. He had an IV drip on his hand and after completing the shoot he went back to the hospital to continue with his treatment,” read the statement.

But producer and actor Ajay Devgn did not want to continue the post of the film without Sarkar.

“The makers will wait for him to come out of the hospital and be fit enough to resume work. Ajay Devgn along with Producer Jayantilal Gada (Pen India Ltd.) decided to shift the release date to October 12,” read the statement.

Written by Mitesh Shah, “Eela” will see Kajol playing a single mother and an aspiring singer. It also stars National Award-winning actor Riddhi Sen, who will be playing Kajol’s son.

The film was earlier scheduled for September 14, but was preponed.

Parineeti Chopra named brand ambassador of Rangriti

New Delhi– Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has been roped in as the face of contemporary ethnic fashion brand Rangriti by Biba Apparels Pvt Ltd.

“I am glad to partner with Rangriti on its journey in creating Indian fashion that appeals to women across age groups and genres,” said the actress in a statement.

Siddharth Bindra, Managing Director, Biba Apparels, is excited about having Parineeti on

Parineeti Chopra

board.

“Parineeti’s style, high energy and immense popularity amongst the audience especially the

youth is what makes her the perfect fit for Rangriti. Rangriti is a growing brand and with Parineeti for Rangriti, we expect the brand to grow even faster,” said Bindra.

The brand is set to launch its new campaign ‘Your World, your stage’ with Parineeti this festive season. It will encourage women to be themselves and feel like a star on their own stage.

Rajkummar Rao confirms working with Anurag Basu in ‘Imli’

Mumbai– Actor Rajkummar Rao, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming films “Stree”, has confirmed that he will feature in Anurag Basus next film titled “Imli” along with Kangana Ranaut.

Rajkummar Rao (Photo: Twitter)

Rajkummar was interacting with the media at the Lakme Fashion Week 2018 on Thursday in Mumbai.

The actor said: “Yes I am doing a film with Anurag sir called “Imli” which also stars Kangana.”

There were also reports that Imtiaz Ali was going to cast Rajkummar in his next venture instead of Shahid Kapoor and reacting to that, the actor said: “There is nothing as of now with Imtiaz sir but I would love to work with him for sure. I love working and being in front of the camera so, whenever I get a chance or whenever somebody offers me a good film I just do it.”

“Imli” will be Rajkummmar and Kanagana’s third collaboration with each other. Previously, they worked in “Queen” (2014) and now they are shooting for their second film “Mental Hai Kya”.

As far as Kangana is concerned, she will be collaborating with Anurag Basu for the fourth time.

They have earlier worked in “Gangster” (2006), “Life in a Metro” (2007) and “Kites” (2010).

“Imli” is touted to be a love story; which deals with relationships on a very human level.

The shooting will begin in November.  (IANS)

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