Bollywood Roundup: Anupam Kher, Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, and more…

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Anupam Kher conferred title by Boston business school

Boston– Veteran actor Anupam Kher was conferred a ‘Distinguished Fellow’ title at the Cambridge MIT Sloan School of Management here.

“Thank you IndiaGlobal at Cambridge MIT Sloan School… This honour gives me a further sense of responsibility towards my country. A lower middle class Kashmiri boy from Shimla has come a long way,” Anupam tweeted on Sunday.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

He also shared a few photographs from the event and he is seen holding up a frame which has details about the honour.

The full-day India Global Summit at MIT Sloan School of Management was an opportunity to learn about India’s emerging influence in the global economy. Anupam was one of the key speakers.

The actor, who has featured in over 500 movies, has been busy shooting in New York for American series “New Amsterdam”. Earlier, he resigned as chief of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) due to his work commitment.

Priyanka Chopra feels the ‘bachelorette vibes’

Los Angeles– After a bridal shower in New York, actress Priyanka Chopra has set out on a bachelorette party. And her future mother-in-law to be has urged her to “be good”.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Twitter)

Less than a week after Priyanka celebrated her upcoming wedding to American singer Nick Jonas at a bridal shower in New York City, the former “Quantico” actress shared that her bachelorette party had just begun, reported people.com.

On Saturday, the bride-to-be shared a photograph of herself smiling from ear-to-ear while wearing a fuzzy white off-the-shoulder sweater, which she captioned” “#BacheloretteVibes”.

“Be good,” Jonas’ mother Denise commented, adding a red heart emoji.

Priyanka had first hinted at the celebrations to come on Friday, when she shared a photograph on her Instagram Story of her dog sitting in a car, which she captioned, “Bye Bye LA.”

The location of the party has been kept under wraps, though she shared a few glimpses from the party.

She teased fans by sharing a photo of a bouquet of pink roses, sitting nearby buckets of champagne adorned with pink and gold balloons.

“#BacheloretteVibes,” she wrote alongside the image, before sharing a photograph of a pair of red fuzzy slippers sitting beside a yellow telephone.

Never felt competitive with Salman, Shah Rukh: Aamir Khan

Mumbai– While one of the superstars of Bollywood Salman Khan suggested another superstar Shah Rukh Khan to hear the script of the upcoming film ‘Zero’, it is no secret that Aamir Khan suggested Shah Rukh’s name to Rakesh Sharma’s biopic that finally Shah Rukh will start shooting for next year.

Aamir Khan

According to Aamir, such exchanges happen because he does not feel competitive with any of his contemporaries.

“I am not a competitive person and I never felt competitive with Salman and Shah Rukh,” Aamir told the media in an interview.

He also shared how he suggested Shah Rukh’s name for the Rakesh Sharma biopic because he genuinely felt that he is the best fit for the film.

“Yes, I heard the script (of Rakesh Sharma biopic) and I loved it really! It is true that I called up Shah Rukh and said that he should listen to the story. I am glad that he also loved it and finally said yes.”

Since Aamir shared a close bond with Shah Rukh, he openly admitted that as an actor and friend he really admires Shah Rukh Khan.

“I see him as a star, I am not a star. He is handsome, charming, well dressed you know I went to his house and he took me to show his wardrobe. I think his wardrobe is as big as my whole house!,” laughed the ‘Dangal’ star who is gearing up for his Diwali release ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ after 2 years.

Shakun Batra discussed film project on Osho with Aamir

Mumbai– Filmmaker Shakun Batra has started working on his film based on the life of Osho, the spiritual leader Rajneesh, and has spoken to Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan about the project.

Asked if Shakun, the ‘Kapoor & Sons’ director, had discussed the project with him, Aamir said: “Yes, he has (discussed the project on Osho), but I am waiting to hear the script.”

Aamir, who is quite excited about his upcoming film ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’, shares screen space with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in the film.

So, was he nervous about his performance before the Big B?

“I was excited and nervous at the same time working with Amit ji. On our first shot, I was a little nervous but then he is one of the very warm and generous persons with a dry sense of humour.”

Asked if he would have taken up the film only because of Bachchan and not for his own character, Aamir said, “No. I have to be attached to the material first. But of course, rest was great, my character, dialogues, everything was very detailed and well- written.”

“It (‘Thugs of Hindostan’) is a very universal and child-friendly film. Though there are action scenes, there is no blood shown and those action scenes are fun,” he added.

Akshay Kumar signs three-film deal with Fox Star Studios

Mumbai– Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has signed a slate of three films to be jointly produced by Fox Star Studios and Cape Of Good Films.

Akshay Kumar

The first film to come off this partnership will be India’s first space film, “Mission Mangal”, which is in collaboration with R. Balki and the film will be directed by Jagan Shakti. The shoot for “Mission Mangal” will begin in mid November.

Akshay said in a statement: “I am delighted to find a new creative partner in Fox Star Studios and am looking forward to creating a collaboration that will deliver a meaningful and entertaining cinematic experience. With our combined energies we hope to create content that not only excites but also empowers.”

“Jolly LLB 2” had marked a fruitful association between the two last year.

“It gives me great pleasure to take our association with Akshay further with this three-film partnership with Cape Of Good Films. Akshay is one of the most successful actors who has a fantastic understanding of scripts and changing audience preferences. We are looking forward to an unprecedented collaboration with the National Award-winning actor,” said Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios. (IANS)

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