Bollywood Roundup: Parineeti Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, Janhvi Kapoor, and more…

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Parineeti is ‘still’ learning how to play badminton

Mumbai– Actress Parineeti Chopra has not started shooting for “Saina” yet and says she is still learning how to play badminton.

Parineeti Chopra (photo: Facebook)

Parineeti on Thursday said that the shooting for the biopic will commence in October.

“Hi everyone, we have not started the shoot of ‘Saina’ yet. I am still learning how to play Badminton! We will start in October once I get better at it! Four months to go,” she tweeted.

Parineeti had replaced actress Shraddha Kapoor in the Saina Nehwal biopic, which is being directed by Amole Gupte.

She will next be seen in “Jabariya Jodi” along with actor Sidharth Malhotra. The film is scheduled for release on August 2.

Directed by Prashant Singh, “Jabariya Jodi” is based on ‘Pakadwa Vivah’ (forced marriage), which was once rampant in Bihar.

Shooting for horror-comedy film ‘Rooh-Afza’ begins

Mumbai– The shooting of Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor starrer “Rooh-Afza” has commenced.

 

Actress Janhvi Kapoor. (Photo: IANS)

A post from the official Twitter account of Maddock Films read: “Karne aa rahe hai attention ko kabza, aaj se shuru hoti hai ‘Rooh-Afza’! (Coming to grab all the attention. ‘Rooh Afza’ begins today)”)

Rajkummar shared a photograph of the film’s clapboard and wrote the same caption.

This will be the first time Rajkummar will be seen sharing screen space with Janhvi.

The film, produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, and directed by debutant Hardik Mehta, also stars Varun Sharma.

It is slated to release on March 20, 2020. This will be Rajkummar’s third collaboration with Dinesh Vijan after “Stree” and “Made in China”.

Priyanka makes a style statement in fiery orange dress

Mumbai– Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas chose a fiery orange bodycon dress with cape-like sleeves to make a statement at an event here.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

After wrapping up shooting of her new film “The Sky Is Pink”, Priyanka hosted a special dinner party here on Thursday to launch a #FindThemOnBumble campaign for dating app Bumble.

She chose to coordinate her dress with the colour of Bumble’s logo, and wore stilettos to go with it. She left her hair open.

Priyanka is an investor in Bumble, and was instrumental in its launch in India, the first country in Asia to have it.

Anusha Dandekar marked her attendance at the special dinner party, and opted for an all-black deep neck jumpsuit topped with a cropped blazer.

Fitness trainer Namrata Purohit was also present at the party, and flaunted a glossy multi-coloured dress.

I used to be a couch potato: Ekta Kapoor

Mumbai– Producer Ekta Kapoor says she used to be a couch potato, and always wanted to make something which was fun.

Ekta Kapoor

Ekta opened up about her thoughts as a producer during a conversation on IMDb original series “The Insider’s Watchlist”, read a statement.

Asked about the difference between producing television, movies and digital content, Ekta said: “I used to be a couch potato, I really wanted to make something which was fun. When we all start off, we don’t have any research, we don’t have any background of what we think the audience likes.

“And with ‘Hum Paanch’ also, I had a lot of time on my hands and so when I could write a comedy, it was a very tough thing to do. I was working with writer Imtiaz Patel….so it was a young person’s mindset you know; brash fun and entertaining content.”

According to Ekta, as one gets older “you get baggage, you get research and you cannot make something as fun as that but in 2010 we got seriously into film”.

Sunny Leone learning UP dialect for her next

Mumbai– Actress Sunny Leone is learning a local dialect used in Uttar Pradesh for her upcoming horror comedy film “Kokokola”.

Sunny Leone (Photo: Facebook)

The makers of the film, produced by Mahendra Dhariwal, will start rolling the movie by next month end. As the film is based in Uttar Pradesh, Sunny is taking lessons to learn the local dialect.

“When it comes to my work, I always keep an open mind to learn new things — be it even a new language,” Sunny said in a statement.

“It helps me grow as an actor and it is fun to learn new things while on the job. The dialect is something I am working on right now and I am working hard to get it right,” she added.

Apart from the horror comedy film, Sunny will be foraying into the southern film industry with movies like “Rangeela” and “Veeramadevi”.

“South industry will definitely help me grow. Being able to learn about a new culture is something that I like and enjoy a lot,” Sunny had told IANS in an earlier interview.

Kunal Kapoor’s ‘Noblemen’ to release on June 28

Mumbai– Actor Kunal Kapoor-starrer psychological drama “Noblemen” will release on June 28.

Kunal Kapoor

Directed by Vandana Kataria, “Noblemen”, backed by Yoodlee Films, talks about the struggles of adolescent years and deals with the pertinent theme of bullying, which is rampant in high schools.

“We are committed to making films that are relevant to our social fabric, that engage audiences, and yet entertain at the same time. With Vandana behind the camera and a stellar cast in front of it, ‘Noblemen’ has been an exciting journey and we hope audiences enjoy it as much,” Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice President – Films and Television Saregama India, and producer at Yoodlee Films, said in a statement.

Kunal essays the role of a charismatic drama teacher in a prestigious boarding school. He uses unique and unconventional ways of teaching theatre to his students.

The film also stars Soni Razdan and Ali Haji.

The makers of the film on Friday unveiled its poster in which Kunal looks intense, while his student Shay’s reflection can be seen in water. (IANS)

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