Nick jiju is very generous: Parineeti
Mumbai– Actress Parineeti Chopra feels American pop-singer Nick Jonas, her brother-in-law, was well prepared for his Indian wedding ceremony with her sister, actress Priyanka Chopra.
Parineeti says she got lots of money “in dollars and rupees” as well as diamond rings in the ‘joota chupai’ ceremony.
Priyanka and Nick got married in India in December last year. The couple had three-day wedding festivities at Jodhpur’s royal Umaid Bhawan Palace, where they exchanged wedding vows as per both Christian and Hindu rituals in two separate ceremonies.
‘Joota chupai’ is a tradition wherein the sister-in-law hides the shoes of the groom and then asks for money or gift in return.
Parineeti opened up about the wedding when she appeared on “BFFs with Vogue – Season 3” along with Sania Mirza. The show is aired on Colors Infinity, read a statement.
During the signature BFFs game round ï¿½Say It Or Strip It’, Parineeti revealed how much she got for hiding Nick’s shoes for the ‘joota chupai’.
“I got a lot of money, I got dollars and rupees, in lakhs and we also got diamond rings. We also got bags, we got a lot of stuff. He was very generous,” Parineeti said.
Fans in frenzy as Big B shoots film in Lucknow
Lucknow– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s fans in Lucknow are in a frenzy ever since Big B arrived in the Uttar Pradesh state capital for a month-long schedule of his new film “Gulabo Sitabo”.
Amitabh began shooting for the film on Wednesday at the famous Mahmoodabad House in Qaiserbagh area. He plays the owner of the palatial house in the film and actor Ayushmann Khurrana plays his tenant.
Crowds gathered in the area since morning waiting for a glimpse of the superstar.
Amitabh, dressed in a kurta-pajama and sporting a beard went almost unrecognized even when he moved around the location. Most of the shots were taken indoors and a heavy security arrangement made it impossible for fans to gate-crash.
Ravish Sinha, a student from the Lucknow University, said that he had arrived at the location at 6.a.m and wanted to shake hands with the superstar.
“I will keep coming to the location every day until I get to meet Amitabh Bachchan,” he said.
The gates, however, were guarded by bouncers and all crew members had been given identity cards which were checked before allowing them entry.
A member of the local line producer’s crew, said: “The security arrangements are our biggest priority and we are not even disclosing the actors’ place of stay. We have also deployed private security guards.”
Why Shahid doesn’t like watching some of his films
Mumbai– Actor Shahid Kapoor says he doesn’t want to waste his time by watching some of his films.
Shahid opened up about films that inspired him to become an actor and what he enjoys watching during a conversation on IMDb original series “The Insider’s Watchlist”, read a statement.
“My love for Hindi cinema kicked in when I watched Guru Dutt in ‘Pyaasa’ and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’… These are the films that just stayed with me,” Shahid said.
“I watched whatever came on Doordarshan like ‘He-Man’. But now, I am very selective of what I watch.
“There are some films of my own I won’t waste time watching as they don’t do it for me. Sometime I watch a film and realise it wasn’t the kind of film I would I go the theatre for,” he added.
The actor also spoke about his favourite evergreen film, saying “‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ is my favourite. If you think ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ is great, you need to watch ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ to know why ‘Andaz Apna Apna happened’.”
At the moment, he is looking forward to the release of “Kabir Singh”, which also stars Kiara Advani. It is a remake of the popular Telugu hit film “Arjun Reddy” that originally starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey.
Rishi Kapoor enjoys ‘famjam’ moment in New York
New York– Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, currently undergoing medical treatment in New York, posed for a photograph with his “famjam”.
Rishi’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni posted a photograph of herself along with daughter Samara and parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor.
“Famjam. NYC diaries, happy days only. No looking back now,” Riddhima captioned the image.
The actor has been receiving a steady stream of his film fraternity friends, like Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Anupam Kher, ensuring that they meet the couple on their visit to the Big Apple.
It’s a dream come true to work with Sircar: Vicky
Mumbai– Working with director Shoojit Sircar in “Sardar Udham Singh” was like a dream come true, said actor Vicky Kaushal while interacting with the media on the sidelines of the first edition of Grazia Millennial Awards, here on Wednesday.
In the film Vicky will be seen as Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’ Dwyer, former lieutenant governor of Punjab, in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. Singh was tried and convicted of murder and hanged in July 1940.
“We are giving our the best to make this film. It’s a wonderful story to be told about a revolutionary Udham Singh and it’s my dream come true moment to be working with Shoojit Sircar sir. I am really looking forward to the release of the film,” Vicky said.
The actor will also be seen in two films backed by Dharma Productions — Karan Johar’s magnum opus “Takht” and Bhanu Pratap Singh’s horror film “Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship”.
Asked how he chooses to be part of a film, Vicky said, “I haven’t planned it in a specific manner. When you read a story and if it appeals to you and if the director is good, then I try to be part of that film.
“I feel very lucky that I am getting opportunities to work with some of the best directors and it helps me to grow as an actor.”
On his keenness to work with brother Sunny Kaushal, who was was also present at the event, Vicky said, “It is up to directors and producers to cast us in their film. If we will get the opportunity, we will be excited for it.”
Why does Janhvi Kapoor call herself ‘old fashioned’?
Mumbai– Actor Janhvi Kapoor, who will next be seen in “RoohiAfza”, is a tad superstitious in talking about her upcoming films.
At the first edition of the Grazia Millennial Awards, here on Wednesday, Janhvi said, “The shooting of the film has been going on really well. Whether you call me superstitious or old-fashioned, I feel if you talk more about your film, it will catch the evil’s eye.
“So, I will not speak much about the film. I feel fortunate to be part of this film and to be working with people who are involved in the film.”
Earlier this month, Janhvi had shared a social media update about starting the “RoohiAfza” journey.
The film will feature Rajkummar Rao with Janhvi. Produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, it is being directed by debutant Hardik Mehta, and will be released on March 20, 2020.
I know what to expect from trolls: Samantha Akkineni
Mumbai– Actress Samantha Akkineni says there was a time when getting trolled on social media started hurting her mental stability and making her rush to wrong decisions.
Now she knows what to expect from trolls and does not take it to her heart.
In a live interview by Rajeev Masand on Twitter, Samantha, who is married to actor Naga Chaitanya, opened up about her decision to shut down media speculation on her pregnancy recently.
“It surely did affect me initially, to the extent that I was questioning my sanity. I would wake up and the first thing I would do was check for trolls,” Samantha said.
“It was really hurting my mental stability and making me rush to wrong decisions. So I don’t think I have much advice or an explanation for how I really got out of such a situation. Because it just happened over time. I think now I am at a point where it’s all for fun, where I was just listening along.
“Now, I understand that there’s going to be trolls even before I post a tweet or upload a picture. I now know what to expect from trolls,” she added.
How has life changed for her ever since marriage?
“I’m suddenly carrying this mantle of ‘career post marriage’ but I don’t know how much of credit I can actually take for it. There were films like ‘Rangasthalam’ and others that I was doing before marriage and happened to become phenomenal hits.
Rasika to play Naseeruddin’s daughter in short film
Mumbai– Actress Rasika Dugal will soon be seen sharing the screen space with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah in a short film which revolves around a father and daughter’s relationship.
They started shooting for it on June 16 here.
“Naseer sir had taught me while I was a student at the Film and Television Institute of India. Anything I know about acting is thanks to him. He is as good a teacher as he is an actor. He drew my attention to some very fundamental things without which my journey as an actor would have been very uninteresting,” Rasika said in a statement.
“I will be forever grateful for that knowledge. During the last ten years, I have always kept in mind and put to use what he had shared with me. So he has been more a part of my journey than he knows.
“I had been waiting eagerly for an opportunity to work with him. This one is a check on my bucket list,” added the actress, who earned plaudits for her performance in web series “Delhi Crime” and TVFPlay’s “Humorously Yours Season 2”. (IANS)