Bollywood Roundup: Deepika Padukone, Ishaan Khatter, Rajkummar Rao, and more….


Ranveer Singh in awe of Deepika’s Met Gala look

Mumbai– Actor Ranveer Singh loved his wife Deepika Padukone’s Barbie avatar at Met Gala 2019, and took to social media to send across his love to the actress.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika, who gained global recognition with the Hollywood film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” in 2017, stunned one and all when she stepped out in a pink strapless gown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday evening.

For the outing, she opted for Zac Posen’s metallic pink lurex jacquard gown embellished with 3D printed pieces meant to resemble embroidery.

While social media users wanted Ranveer at the Met Gala — thanks to his quirky fashion sense, the actor couldn’t stop himself from posting adorable comments on several Deepika photographs on Instagram.

On Deepika’s look, Ranveer wrote: “Come on Barbie, let’s go party” in reference to the hit 1997 track “Barbie girl” by Aqua. His comment was accompanied with a wink and lip emoji.

On other posts, he wrote “Queen” and “Unreal” and sent his love in the form of heart emojis.

Ishaan Khatter calls Deepika Padukone Chewbacca

Mumbai– Actor Ishaan Khatter had a funny reaction to actress Deepika Padukone’s photograph and called her Chewbacca, a fictional character in the popular “Star Wars” franchise.

Ishaan Khatter (Photo:

Deepika, who attended the Met Gala 2019 in New York on Monday, posted a photo on Instagram. In the image, she is seen sitting in front of a dressing mirror, getting her hair done. The “Padmaavat” star’s face is covered, thanks to her long tresses.

She captioned the image: “24/7”, expressing in the fewest words possible what a day in a life in showbiz is like.

Ishaan compared her mirror selfie with Chewbacca.

He wrote: “Chewbacca is that you?”

On the acting front, Deepika will be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s next titled “Chhapaak”, where she will be seen playing an acid attack survivor. The film also stars Vikrant Massey.

Rajkummar Rao isn’t in Bollywood for money

Mumbai– Actor Rajkummar Rao says money has never been a driving force behind his decision to do films. He picks his projects based on the content.

Rajkummar Rao (Photo: Twitter)

Rajkummar opened up about his funda when he appeared on “BFFs with Vogue Season 3”, which airs in India on Colors Infinity. He was joined by actor Ishaan Khatter on the show, read a statement.

When host Neha Dhupia asked Rajkummar what changed after back-to-back box office success, he said nothing.

“For me, now also it is about the film. It’s about the story. Now, the only thing that has changed is that I get to work with bigger filmmakers, be a part of bigger films,” he said.

The actor added: “Apart from that, nothing has changed in my life. For ‘Trapped’, I didn’t get paid at all. So, money is not important. It’s the story, the content I am a part of. I didn’t know that ‘Stree’ would turn out to be such a big box office success, but it did. It’s a great feeling when a film does great at the box office.

Varun Dhawan celebrates girlfriend Natasha’s birthday

Mumbai– Taking time out from his busy schedule, actor Varun Dhawan celebrated girlfriend Natasha Dalal’s birthday, and shared a video of the private celebration on Instagram.

Varun Dhawan

The actor celebrated her birthday on Tuesday and shared a video as his Instagram stories.

In the short video, Natasha can be seen blowing candles of her birthday cake in a restaurant. She is seen sitting with her friends and family. One can hear people singing ‘Happy birthday to you, Natasha’, as she cuts the cake.

Another photograph, which went viral on social media, shows Varun kissing Natasha on her cheek, as she smiles and poses for the camera.

Last month Varun turned 32 and Natasha wished the Bollywood actor with a romantic message, saying she is looking forward to creating many “more memories together”.

Ajay Devgn is one of the most bankable actors: Tabu

Mumbai– National award-winning actress Tabu loves working with actor Ajay Devgn, and says he is one of the most bankable actors in the industry.

Tabu (Photo: Facebook)

When it comes to film front, Tabu has a long working history with Ajay. She has worked with him in movies like “Vijaypath”, “Haqeeqat”, “Takshak”, “Drishyam” and “Golmaal Again”.

“I have known Ajay for years, and he hasn’t changed as a human being at all, that speaks a lot about a person,” Tabu said in a statement.

“He has had a brilliant career graph, and he is not only a great actor but also an amazing director and producer. I have always known him as someone who had the passion for directing films, even before he became an actor,” added the actress who will be next seen with Ajay in “De De Pyaar De”.

Parineeti to shoot ‘The Girl on the Train’ in England

Mumbai– Actress Parineeti Chopra will head to England, where she pursued her studies, for two months to shoot the official remake of the acclaimed Hollywood film “The Girl on the Train”. She is looking forward to all work, and no play.

Parineeti Chopra

She will head there mid-July.

“I am super excited to be shooting this film because this is a role that I have never experienced before, read before and I think the audience has never experienced this kind of acting piece from me. It’s a complete contrast to the kind of personality that is associated with me, so I am excited as an actor to do something completely new,” Parineeti said in a statement.

One schedule of the film will be shot there.

“For me to remain in the mood and for the crew to remain in the flow of things we decided to shoot this film in one schedule in England. We will be going in July. Usually, England is always a holiday spot for me but this time it’s going to be like school.

“I want to only concentrate on acting — go every day to set, come back to the hotel, work on my character and go to sleep. Of course, England is home so I look forward to having my usual time with my friends and everybody that I know for so many years but mainly I think this time England is going to become my university again and I will become a student again because I am going to treat it like that to deliver the best possible performance. So yes, no fun and games there,” Parineeti added.

Find playing grey shades interesting: Aditya Seal

New Delhi– Actor Aditya Seal, who will be seen playing nemesis to actor Tiger Shroff’s character in “Student Of The Year 2”, says he was not hesitant to play a negative role as he has always found playing grey shades interesting.

Aditya Seal (Photo: Twitter)

“I have always found playing a character with grey shades very interesting and I have grown up watching films like ‘Darr’, ‘Baazigar’ and ‘Anjaam’, where the antagonist is very human. He is always reacting. There is always a trigger point to his reaction. He is always reacting to some internal or external stimulus and not just aimlessly chopping people down,” Aditya told IANS in an e-mail interview.

The 31-year-old is kicked about his big break with a Dharma Productions film.

“Quite honestly, it’s the ‘pinch me’ kind of a feeling. It’s like hitting the jackpot. It doesn’t happen that often and it doesn’t happen to everyone,” he added.

Soni Razdan rubbishes the Ranbir-Alia marriage ‘rumour’

Mumbai– Amid reports that Bollywood superstar Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt plan to get married at the beautiful Lake Como — just like Ranveer Kapoor and Deepika Padukone — Alia’s mother Soni Razdan on Wednesday junked such ‘rumours”.

Soni Razdan (Photo: Twitter)

Soni told IANS on phone: “It is a totally baseless rumour!”

Various web portals reported that Ranbir and Alia are holidaying in Europe amidst their busy schedule — Alia has three films lined up and Ranbir will start shooting for his upcoming films. They will appear together in the Ayan Mukherji’s directorial venture ‘Brahmastra’.

The couple admitted their relationship very openly last year during the wedding of another Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor who completed a year of her marriage on Wednesday.

Earlier this year there was a rumour that the actors might get married this year. That time also Soni had said, “Look, it is sweet of all their fans to ask everything about them. I am Alia’s mother. I really do not want to talk about my daughter’s personal life. I want her to be happy. And she has my love and blessing on everything she does, beyond that I want her to live her life the way she wants to.”

“As a mother, I do not give her any ‘gyaan’ because my Alia is very sensible as an individual,” she said. (IANS)


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