Bollywood Roundup: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, and more…

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Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Twitter)

Farhan, Priyanka beat Delhi pollution with masks

New Delhi– Actors Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra, who are in the capital to shoot for their upcoming film “The Sky is Pink”, are battling the city’s pollution levels with masks.

Farhan Akhtar (Photo: facebook)

Farhan on Monday uploaded a picture on Instagram in which both the actors can be seen wearing anti-pollution masks.

“Masking our emotions in the Delhi air. Priyanka Chopra, your pose is just,” he said, ending the message with a tick mark emoji.

Responding to the picture, Priyanka commented: “Arre Delhi .. what has happened to you?”

Priyanka shared a photograph of herself basking sun.

“The sun and I.. Delhi here we go.’ The Sky Is Pink’,” she captioned it.

She also posted a image of herself with actress Zaira Wasim on her Instagram Stories and captioned it as “Delhi days”.

Delhi’s air quality started deteriorating a day after Diwali to “severe-plus” or “emergency” level due to fireworks and weather conditions like wind speed and dipping mercury, leading to lower dispersion rate of pollutants.

Directed by Shonali Bose, “The Sky Is Pink”, based on a true life story, will also be shot in Mumbai, London and the Andamans. The film is backed by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Working with Raj Kumar Gupta an honour, privilege: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Arjun Kapoor has wrapped up shooting for his 12th film “India’s Most Wanted” and called it “special”, adding that working with director Raj Kumar Gupta has been an honour and privilege for him.

Arjun Kapoor

Arjun on Monday morning tweeted a photograph of himself along with Gupta, who has previously directed films like “No One Killed Jessica” and “Raid”, from the film’s set.

“Some journeys are special because of the team and the effort that the people put in to fulfil a vision… as my 12th film ‘India’s Most Wanted’ wraps today all I can say is Raj Kumar Gupta sir it has been an honour and privilege to work with you and your team,” he captioned the image.

Arjun added: “To tell a story that needed to be told and to play one of the many unsung heroes we have in our country. Also, a big non corporate hug to Fox Star Hindi and their entire team for bringing your vision to the forefront without any compromise.”

In “India’s Most Wanted”, Arjun plays an intelligence officer. It will be shot in Nepal and Delhi. The film will be about finding and arresting a terrorist during a secret mission.

Akshay denies meeting Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Mumbai– Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who has been summoned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing police firing on protesters in Punjab against religious sacrilege, on Monday denied meeting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Akshay Kumar

In a statement put out on social media, Akshay denied “rumours and false statements” about his involvement with Ram Rahim Singh following reports that he arranged a meeting between the godman and then Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

“I have never ever met Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in my life, anywhere. I learnt from social media at some point that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh resided for a while at some place in my locality Juhu in Mumbai but we never ever crossed each other’s paths,” Akshay said in a statement.

Ram Rahim Singh’s movie “MSG” ran into opposition from the Sikh community.

“Over the years, I have dedicatedly made films promoting the Punjabi culture and the rich history and tradition of Sikhism through films like ‘Singh is Kinng’ and ‘Kesari’ (based on the Battle of Saragarhi). I’m proud of being a Punjabi and have the highest regard for the Sikh faith.

“I shall never do anything that would even remotely hurt the sentiments of my Punjabi brothers and sisters, for whom I have utmost respect and love,” Akshay added.

Shilpa Shetty completes 25 years in Bollywood

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday walked down the memory lane as she completed 25 years in Bollywood. She wondered how quickly time has passed.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa made her film debut in 1993 with director duo Abbas-Mustan’s thriller “Baazigar”, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

“November 12. On this day I made my debut with ‘Baazigar’. I don’t know how time has flown as we celebrate 25 years of ‘Baazigar’ and 25 years of my career. Heartfelt gratitude from the bottom of my heart,” Shilpa tweeted.

After “Baazigar”, the 43-year-old featured in many films like “Dhadkan”, “Dus” and “Life in a… Metro”. She later made India proud by winning the British reality television show “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2007.

Shilpa is currently associated with digital series “Hear Me. Love Me”, and is a successful entrepreneur.

On the personal front, Shilpa got married to businessman Raj Kundra in 2009, and has a son named Viaan.

Vivek Oberoi wraps up ‘Inside Edge 2’ shoot

Mumbai– Actor Vivek Oberoi has completed shooting for the second season of cricket-themed web series “Inside Edge”.

Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their banner Excel Media and Entertainment Private Limited, “Inside Edge” came as Amazon’s original web series from India in July 2017.

The story of “Inside Edge” revolves around cricket and its dark side, which involves the business world, the world of glamour and entertainment and politics that goes around it.

“And it’s a wrap for Vikrant Dhawan (Vivek’s character). Always have a great time shooting with the incredible team of ‘Inside Edge’. A big thank you and lots of love to all of you,” Vivek wrote on Twitter while sharing a picture of a cake cutting session from the set.

Vivek had earlier said the team will blow the audience’s mind away with season 2. It will also feature stars like Angad Bedi, Sanjay Suri and Richa Chadha.

Angad Bedi misses ‘dear friend’ Yuvraj Singh

Mumbai– Actor Angad Bedi has revealed that his “best friend” Yuvraj Singh is upset with him for not telling him about his wedding with Neha Dhupia earlier this year.

Angad spoke about this on the third season of Saavn’s podcast #NoFilterNeha, in which his wife interviews him.

He said: “My best friend did post an Instagram post very recently on Friendship Day and I read that post. Yuvi’s quote was something like, ‘Just my take on people and who I thought were friends, after the experience, I would like to say I love my dogs more’… It was something like that. I just thought it was a bit immature. But he is entitled to his opinion, so it’s fine.”

Angad and Neha surprised the film fraternity, their fans and the media with the announcement of their hush-hush wedding in May. The Anand Karaj ceremony in a Gurudwara in south Delhi was attended by close family members, apart from Ajay Jadeja, Ashish Nehra and Gaurav Kapoor.

In hindsight, Angad said: “It was my fault and I say this very openly that I should’ve given him more time but then unfortunately for us the decision making was so sudden. He has his reasons to be upset and I really love him but if you want me to say what our relationship is right now, yes, it’s not the same and I hope in due course it does get better because I miss him. He is a dear friend of mine.”

The episode will go live on Tuesday.

Tejasswi Prakash not ready for negative roles

Mumbai– Television actress Tejasswi Prakash, known for playing mostly positive characters in the shows, said she is not ready to play negative and secondary roles in her career yet.

“I have only played lead roles till date and lead roles are never negative. In future, if I ever get a role where the character is standing out from the lead, then I will consider it. I wish to explore the comedy genre too. I was offered negative roles but I don’t think I want to play them just yet,” Tejasswi said in a statement.

The 26-year-old is currently playing the role of Princess Uruvi in StarPlus’ mythological show “KarnSangni”. (IANS)

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