Bollywood Roundup: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone, and more…

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Salman Khan (Photo: Twitter)

Salman took over two hours to look old in ‘Bharat’

Mumbai– Superstar Salman Khan’s transformation to looking old in the forthcoming film “Bharat” took almost two-and-a-half hours.

Salman Khan

Talking about the “Dabangg” star’s transformation, the film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar

said: “This was a difficult task and one has to be very patient with the procedure. It took almost two-and-a-half hours to transform Salman into an older avatar. He had to try over 20 different moustaches and beards for this look.”

Zafar said that Salman did an amazing job when he was told that this particular character is very important in the film.

The film, which is set to release on Eid, also stars Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi and Sunil Grover.

The film is an official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean film “Ode To My Father”. It is produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series.

Priyanka Chopra celebrates her two ‘supermoms’

New York– Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has fondly called her mother Madhu Chopra and her mother-in-law Denise Jonas “supermoms”.

Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas Photo courtesy: PTI)

Priyanka celebrated Mother’s Day with her pop singer husband Nick Jonas and the entire Jonas family in here on Sunday.

The “Isn’t It Romantic” actress shared a video on Instagram. It featured Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra.

“This year’s Mother’s Day is extra special because I get to celebrate the two superwomen of the ‘Jopra’ house! Madhu Malati and Denise Jonas. No number of thank yous will ever be enough to match the love I get from these two. I love you both so so much! Big hug! Happy Mother’s Day,” she captioned the image.

Both Priyanka and Nick shared images which also featured her mother-in-law Denise, nieces Valentina and Alena, “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jr and his wife Daniella, father-in-law Kevin Sr and family friends.

Sharing a family photograph, Priyanka wrote: “Family first.. Mother’s Day celebrations… To my mom Madhu, and all the amazing mothers who have been incredible influences in my life. Thank you and I’m so grateful. Just tell your mom you love her. Give her a hug. Feel the love. Miss you mom.”

You’re still the sexiest woman ever: Daniel to Sunny

Mumbai– On Sunny Leone’s 38th birthday on Monday, her husband Daniel Weber penned a special message for his wife and said the actress is still the “sexiest woman” ever.

Sunny Leone in Mastizaade, one of the first Hindi adult comedy movies

Daniel posted a photograph of himself along with his wife Sunny and captioned: “Sunny – So many things to write and so much that comes to mind that it’s impossible to express in a post!!! You are the greatest, warmest, kindest human I have ever met.”

He added: “I have watched you do more for others than yourself over and over in life. I have been by your side through every crazy journey and road we choose to travel on. Happy Birthday and Happy Mother’s Day to the greatest women on earth. I love you forever. You are still the sexiest woman ever.”

Sunny married Daniel in 2011. The two have three children. The former adult film star and her husband adopted a girl child, Nisha, in 2017 from Latur and announced the birth of her twins Noah and Asher via surrogacy last year.

Daniel then took to Twitter and wrote: “Happy Birthday baby. I love you!”

On the acting front, Sunny will be seen in the Tamil language historical period drama and war film “Veeramadevi” directed by Vadivudaiyan. The film marks Sunny’s Tamil debut as the eponymous character.

She will also be seen in a horror-comedy titled “Coca Cola”.

Abhimanyu Singh joins ‘Sooryavanshi’ as villain

Mumbai– Actor Abhimanyu Singh will play the main antagonist opposite actor Akshay Kumar in Rohit Shettys “Sooryavanshi”.

“Rohit sir liked my performance in 2017 Tamil film ‘Theeran’ and thought that I would fit the role of the baddie in ‘Sooryavanshi’,” Abhimanyu said in a statement.

Abhimanyu, who made his Bollywood debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Aks”, described his role as “unpredictable and deadly”.

“It’s an interesting role. Akshay sir and I have known each other for a while now and it has been a great shoot from the first day… It was lovely shooting with Akshay sir and Rohit sir made me feel as if we have known each other for years,” he added.

Reliance Entertainment is presenting the entertainer, which is backed by Rohit Shetty Picturez, Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films.

Actress Katrina Kaif will be seen as Akshay’s love interest in “Sooryavanshi”.

Akshay will play the lead role of Veer Suryavanshi, a character that was introduced as an Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) officer in a cameo role performed by the “Kesari” star in “Simmba”.

The film’s team will reportedly head to Bangkok to shoot Akshay’s introductory sequence soon. They will also shoot in Hyderabad and Goa.

The movie also stars Sara Ali Khan, and will see Neena Gupta essay Akshay’s mother.

Vir Das’ ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ cancelled after one season

Los Angeles– Indian actor-comedian Vir Das’ American TV show “Whiskey Cavalier” has been cancelled after one season.

Vir Das (Photo: Facebook)

ABC on Sunday officially announced the Scott Foley-Lauren Cohan led comedic suspense series will not continue, reports ew.com.

Foley and his wife Marika Dominczyk, who was a recurring guest star on the series, shared a video on Foley’s Instagram page confirming the same. Dominczyk was in tears in the emotional video.

“We are so sad but ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ will not be coming back to ABC next season,” Foley said in the video.

“It was a tough call for the network, but ultimately they decided not to go with us. We wish them the best. I want to thank my cast and my crew for being amazing to work with. The experience we’ve had here in Prague has been wonderful for us and our family. We have made friends that we will keep forever, and I don’t know, on to the next. Thank you guys — for those who watched, thanks for watching.”

The show, launched in February, follows the adventures of Will Chase (Foley) and Frankie Trowbridge (Cohan) as they led a team of the FBI and CIA’s sharpest minds on a series of missions across the world.

The series was created by David Hemingson, and Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams, Vir, and Josh Hopkins also starred in the dramedy.

Vir essayed the role of an agent named Jai Datta in the show, which aired in India on Colors Infinity and streams on Amazon Prime Video.

Diana Penty to debut at Cannes Film Festival

Mumbai– Actress Diana Penty will make her debut at the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, and she is thrilled about it.

Payal Singhal model Diana Penty at Lakme Fashion Week

She will be a part of the film gala as part of an association with vodka brand Grey Goose, which is celebrating victories of Indian cinematic talent through its new global platform Live Victoriously.

“India has seen great recognition and appreciation at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in recent years. I am excited to be invited by the brand to be part of the event this year and I look forward to celebrating the experience with the global icon of luxury in the country of its origin,” Diana said in a statement.

Apart from Diana, Kangana Ranaut and Huma Qureshi will be seen at the Cannes red carpet for the brand this year.

Diana began her modelling career in 2005. She made her acting debut in 2012 with the romantic-comedy film “Cocktail”, and followed it up with “Happy Bhag Jayegi”, “Lucknow Central”, “Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran” and “Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi”.

Anshuman Goenka, Marketing Head of Bacardi India, said: “It is a pleasure to have an absolutely charming and skilled actress like Diana Penty debut at the Cannes Film Festival with our brand. Diana has carved a niche for herself with her impressive performances. She has been a symbol of sophistication and truly embodies the idea of living victoriously by celebrating each big and small achievement and striving for higher accomplishment.”

The Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 14-25.

Aadil Khan comes out with new YouTube show

Mumbai– Choreographer and model Aadil Khan has come out with a new segment “Dance Pe Chance With Aadil Khan” on his YouTube channel.

The first episode of the show was dropped online a few days ago. It featured Aadil and actress Elli Avram. They are seen dancing and chatting with each other in the video.

“Dance Pe Chance With Aadil Khan” will have several celebrities who will come, shake a leg and interact with Aadil, read a statement.

Aadil, who moved from Delhi to Mumbai to pursue modelling, has over 71 million views on his dance videos on YouTube. He has even worked with actors Anil Kapoor, Lopamudra Raut and Avika Gor.

He recently featured in a music video opposite actress Jigyasa Singh.

Neha Dhupia at loggerheads with Prince, Nikhil

Mumbai– A heated verbal battle and loud voices — the situation is now warming up in the youth-based reality show “Roadies Real Heroes” as gang leaders Neha Dhupia, Nikhil Chinapa and Prince Narula were seen engaged in an argument.

Neha Dhupia (Photo: Twitter)

It began with ‘Ringmaster’ Rannvijay Singha introducing this week’s task ‘Relay Jelay’ to the contestants where every gang had to lift their leaders on a palanquin. Whoever would win the task would get an advantage.

As the task was introduced, Neha was apprehensive whether her team would be able to lift her carefully.

Things got murkier as Rannvijay added a new twist to the task: If the contestants got dehydrated and wanted to drink water during the task, each water bottle consumed would add 5 kg weight onto their palanquin.

During the vote night, Prince commented: “Strong contestant ko vote out kardo (vote out strong contestants)”, and accused Neha of stopping people to join his team.

This didn’t go down well with Neha and she got into a heated argument with him, calling him stupid.

“If I want to make Prince’s gang weak, I had the option to send somebody who I thought is weak into Prince’s gang. I have never gone screaming from the rooftop whether I have won or not. I won last year, and the year before that and the first time I am saying it out loud… Because you guys are just stupid,” Neha said.

Other gang leaders such as Raftaar and Sandeep came to the actress’ support, while Nikhil supported Prince and blamed Neha for not letting two contestants join their favourite gang leader’s team in the previous episode.

Surveen shares first image of her newborn daughter

Mumbai– Actress Surveen Chawla, who gave birth to a baby girl Eva last month, shared a photograph of the newborn on Monday on social media.

Surveen Chawla (Photo: Twitter)

Surveen took to Instagram to share the picture and wrote: “To love… I know now.”

Dressed in a flared long gown, Surveen looks like an angel while holding her daughter in her arms.

Within seconds, the mother-daughter duo’s photograph grabbed the attention of social media users, including Surveen’s friends from the film industry.

Author-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap found the picture “gorgeous”, while actress Rubina Dilaik left a heart emoticon on the post.

Actress Tisca Chopra commented: “Took my breath away.”

Surveen tied the knot with Akshay Thakker in 2015 but kept the wedding a secret till December 2017. The couple was blessed with their daughter on April 15.

A few days later, Surveen even took to social media to announce the arrival of Eva by sharing a photograph of her “tiny feet” among her followers.

“We now have her tiny feet to fill the tiny shoes! Blessed by her wonderful arrival in our little family! Welcoming our daughter Eva,” she wrote.

Surveen is known for her acting stint in TV shows like “Kahin To Hoga” and “Kaajjal”. Most recently, she has appeared in web shows “Sacred Games” and “Haq Se”. (IANS)

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