Bollywood Roundup: Priyanka Chopra, Aparshakti Khurana, Aamir Khan, and more…

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Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Twitter)

Priyanka thanks in-laws for taking her as daughter

Mumbai– Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has thanked her in-laws Kevin and Denise Jonas for loving her like their own daughter.

Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas Photo courtesy: PTI)

On the occasion of Father’s Day on Sunday, Priyanka tweeted a photograph of herself along with her father-in-law and captioned it: “Happy Father’s Day Papa Kevin Jonas I feel blessed to have you and Mama Denise Jonas in my life! Thank you for taking me in as your daughter with so much love and warmth. Love you loads. Happy Father’s Day.”

Priyanka married her pop singer husband Nick in December 2018. The couple married at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur in traditional Hindu and Christian ceremonies.

The 36-year-old actress on Monday also shared a photograph of her mother Madhu Chopra on to wish her happy birthday.

“Best birthday girl ever. Madhu Chopra I love you. Thank you for being my rock,” she captioned.

On the Bollywood front, Priyanka has wrapped up shooting for Shonali Bose’s “The Sky Is Pink”. It also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.

What Aparshakti loves about Shahid

Mumbai– Actor Aparshakti Khurana says if he had to be in a same sex relationship with someone, it would be with “Kabir Singh” star Shahid Kapoor.

Aparshakti Khurana (Photo: Twitter)

Aparshakti expressed his wish when he appeared on an episode of zoOm’s show “By Invite Only”, read a statement.

In a quick round of candid questions, Aparshakti disclosed that if he had to be in a same sex relationship, it would be with Shahid.

“I love the way he dresses up. I love the style. I love his body language. He looks 25 to me,” he added.

Asked who would he decline if Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt, both asked him out on a date at the same time, he said: “I will decline Katrina in favour of Alia Bhatt”.

And with which actress would he like to do an intimate scene? Aparshakti replied: “I think Disha Patani is really hot.”

He also spoke about being compared to his brother and actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

The “Dangal” actor said: “I don’t think I am equal to him right now and hence there’s no comparison. If people want to say that I look like him — of course we do, as we are brothers. If people think that I sound like him — I think he really sounds well. I take it as a compliment.”

He says he is “very proud of the fact that Ayushmann never introduced me to someone to start my creative career”.

“I can’t be more modest about it. It is quite visible that everyone wants to be a hero. I have said this to myself that if everyone becomes a hero, someone should be the hero’s friend and I am fine with playing the hero’s friend.”

Aamir’s daughter credits him for ‘great skin gene’

Mumbai– Superstar Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan has thanked her father for the “great-skin-gene” and called the actor “ridiculously over protective”.

Aamir Khan

In a Father’s Day message on Sunday, Ira shared a childhood photograph and a video of her tickling her father Aamir.

She captioned the video: “From being ridiculously over proctective to telling me I should be more rebellious… you have been an amazing person to have in my life. You’re always there when I need you. People always ask what it’s like to be brought up by and around you, some think it would be really cool or exciting… but that would be an understatement.

“Thanks for being such an educational, stimulating and inspirational figure in my life. I’m passive aggressive too, so I may not tell you how cool I think you are but I definitely think it. And thanks for the great-skin-gene Happy Father’s Day.”

Ira is Aamir’s daughter with his first wife Reena Dutta, with whom he also has a son named Junaid.

Big B launches eye care campaign to fight blindness

Mumbai– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has launched a ‘See Now’ campaign, centred in UP, to help end avoidable blindness.

Amitabh Bachchan

The campaign will deploy creative content across five key districts — Unnao, Lucknow, Raebareli, Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur — via radio, television, print, social media, Whatsapp and SMS to provide information on eye health, local services and how to access them.

The actor, himself a proud wearer of glasses, hopes this will encourage others to wear glasses without any stigma.

“Vision problems are extremely common in India. The basic lack of understanding and awareness of how eye health works, leads to stigma around simple and easy treatments. People are often not aware of availability in their area of quality eye care services. It really is simple to avoid a lot of different sorts of blindness by preventative care,” Amitabh said in a statement.

The campaign, funded by The Fred Hollows Foundation and in part by Essilor Vision Foundation, is working in partnership with Sightsavers India and Vision2020 India among others.

Neena, Soni redefine friendship goals with images

Mumbai– Actress Neena Gupta, Soni Razdan and producer Anu Ranjan have redefined friendship goals in a “then and now” photograph.

Neena Gupta

Soni on Monday took to Instagram and posted a photo-collage featuring a throwback image and a glimpse of their recent outing. “Then and now…Three girls on a couch,” Soni captioned the collage.

Just last week, a photograph of Neena and Soni’s London holiday went around social media. Soni and Neena have worked together in films like “Mandi” and “Trikal”.

On the work front, Neena will next be seen in “Sooryavanshi” and “Panga”.

Salman Khan pulls off a stunt to wish nephew

Mumbai– Superstar Salman Khan pulled off a stunt to wish his nephew Yohan, the son of his brother Sohail Khan.

Salman Khan

The entire Khan family gathered at Sohail’s home for Yohan’s eighth birthday on Sunday.

Salman tweeted a video, where the “Dabangg” star is seen catching Yohan while his father Sohail jumped on the beanbag he was seated on.

“Happy birthday Yohan… Dad’s got your back and I got your front… but don’t fly too high,” Salman captioned the video, in which the “Slow Motion” song from Salman’s latest release “Bharat” plays in the background.

On the Bollywood front, Salman will next be seen in “Dabangg 3” and “Inshallah”.

Janhvi Kapoor shows off her belly dance moves

Mumbai– Actress Janhvi Kapoor is setting the world of social media on fire with her belly dance moves.

Actress Janhvi Kapoor. (Photo: IANS)

The actress showed off her belly dancing skills in a video, which she posted on her Instagram stories as part of the “Dance Deewane” challenge thrown at her by “Dhadak” director Shashank Khaitan. Shashank is judging the show along with Madhuri Dixit Nene.

“Belly dance warm up to #DanceDeewane. Thank you Shashank Khaitan for this challenge,” the actress wrote along with the video.

In the viral video, the daughter of late Sridevi shows off her skills at belly dancing to the tunes of the reality show’s theme song. She can be seen in a purple crop top and white shorts with her hair tied in a ponytail. Along with her dance moves, she also showed off her toned midriff.

On the film front, she has started shooting for horror-comedy “RoohiAfza”, which also stars Rajkummar Rao. The film, produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and directed by debutant Hardik Mehta, also stars Varun Sharma. It is slated for release on March 20, 2020.

Cops arrest woman who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape

Mumbai– In a sudden turn of events, the Mumbai Police on Monday arrested a woman who had lodged a false case of rape against television actor-singer Karan Oberoi, an official said.

Karan Oberoi (Photo: Twitter)

Oberoi, who was arrested on May 6 for allegedly raping and blackmailing the woman, was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on June 7.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Shinge confirmed the woman’s arrest by the Oshiwara Police for filing a false complaint against Oberoi and orchestrating an assault on herself on May 25.

The woman had claimed that on May 25 two motorcycle-borne men assaulted her and left a note purportedly asking her to “take back” her case against Oberoi, failing which they threatened to splash acid on her.

A couple of days later, the police arrested the duo, one of whom turned out to be a relative of the woman’s lawyer. The two men confessed that the attack was pre-planned and they were paid Rs 10,000 for it.

Zeenat Aman joins ‘Panipat’ cast

Mumbai– Veteran actress Zeenat Aman has joined the cast of Ashutosh Gowarikers magnum opus “Panipat” for a cameo.

Zeenat Aman

Zeenat will be seen in a special guest appearance in the film as a feisty character named Sakina Begum. Sakina led the province of Hoshiyarganj and lived within the confines of her kingdom, away from the politics of the region. She played an important part in the Third Battle of Panipat when the Peshwas turned to her for help.

For Gowariker, it is an “honour and a fan moment” to be directing Zeenat.

“There are many many of her films that I have loved and especially her work in them. What is most fascinating about her, is her humility despite all the stardom. I am excited to reveal her look in the film,” he said in a statement.

Years ago, Ashutosh had worked with Zeenat as an actor in Anant Balani’s 1989 mystery film “Gawaahi”.

The actress will begin shooting for “Panipat” by the end of this week.

“Panipat” is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic wars in India’s history.

The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles, and is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World. The film is scheduled to release on December 6. (IANS)

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