Bollywood Roundup: Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, and more…

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Anushka Sharma (Photo: Twitter)

Virat Anushka set the temperature soaring with beach pic

Mumbai– Glamour couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s latest Instagram pic is surely a visual treat for fans.

Anushka Sharma

On Wednesday morning, Virat Kohli posted a selfie on Instagram where he can be seen lying with his head on wife Anushka’s lap, who is sitting on a lounge chair on a sandy beach. In the selfie, which has the appearance of a watercolour painting due to a filter, Anushka flaunts a black bikini and shades. The actress seems to be staring at something while hubby Virat winks an eye looking at the camera and pouts for the selfie.

The picture appears to be clicked during Indian cricket team’s recently concluded West Indies tour where Anushka had joined her skipper husband.

While most of the fans can’t stop gushing, a few have trolled the couple. “When you’re feeling romantic and wanna click, but bae can’t stop checking out other guys,” the user teased.

On the work front, Anushka was last seen in “Zero” alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Would love for people to revisit ‘The Sky Is Pink’: Priyanka

Los Angeles– Actress-producer Priyanka Chopra is excited about her first Hindi production, “The Sky Is Pink”, and hopes people find a reason to revisit the film for many years to come.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Twitter)

Priyanka, who stars in the film along with Farhan Akhtar, expressed her views when she received the IMDb “Fan Favorite” STARmeter Award in Toronto. The award recognises fan favourites based on IMDbPro data on the page views of more than 200 million monthly visitors. Previous recipients of the award include names such as Olivia Wilde, Miles Teller, Brie Larson and Felicity Jones.

“Whenever I get an award, I get an opportunity to tell you that you are all the best and thank you for always having my back and for always being my friends, and with this bond our journey continues,” Priyanka said.

“So thank you guys. My first IMDb credit was my first film, it was a Tamil movie called ‘Thamizhan’. I have had a bunch of movies in my life which have given a lot to me, there’s ‘Fashion’, there’s ‘Aitraaz’, there’s ‘Barfi’. I would love for people to revisit ‘The Sky Is Pink’, all the time because it is my first credit as a producer/actor,” she added.

“The Sky Is Pink” is a love story of a couple, who lose their daughter to pulmonary fibrosis, a serious immune disease. It also stars Zaira Wasim.

Directed by Shonali Bose, “The Sky Is Pink” will release on October 11.

No, I’m not playing Amrita Pritam: Taapsee Pannu

By Subhash K. Jha 

Mumbai– Taapsee Pannu has denied she is playing Amrita Pritam in a new biopic.

On Tuesday, sections of the entertainment media, mistook Taapsee Pannu’s social media post quoting legendary author-poet Amrita Pritam to rashly assume that the actress is set to play Pritam in Anubhav Sinha’s underproduction “Thappad”.

Taapsee Pannu

It now turns out Tapsee is not playing Amrita Pritam.

“It’s sad that the majority don’t bother to read and interpret my Tweet efficiently enough. Nor connect it with what I posted just a day before the post on Amrita Pritam. It’s sad that I have to spell it out so obviously to you,” the actress exclusively told this journalist.

Taapsee, who recently signed a film where she plays a Gujarati sprinter, feels she would be far more open in admitting it if she were to really play Amrita Pritam.

“It’s sad that people think I will write such a cryptic post if I am portraying that magnificent character on screen. So, sadly but honestly, the truth is Amrita is the name of my character in Anubhav Sinha’s film Thappad and since her name has a certain connect with Amrita Pritam I used a quote that’s written by her but reflects in my character Amrita’s life in Anubhav Sir’s film,” she cleared the air.

Anupam Kher discusses cinema, tennis with Spike Lee

New York– When veteran actor Anupam Kher recently met Hollywood director Spike Lee during one of the matches of the US Open Tennis Championship, the two opened up on the sport as well as movies.

“It was a good experience meeting him. We discussed cinema and Tennis. He is wonderful and pleasant man,” Kher said, of his experience of meeting Lee, the director of numerous acclaimed films including “BlackKklansman”, “Inside Man” and “Do The Right Thing”.

They even posed together for a picture.

On the work front, Kher is currently busy shooting for his American show “New Amsterdam”.

When Mumbai cops warned Priyanka, Farhan

Mumbai– The Maharashtra Police have given actors Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar a warning for a scene in their upcoming film “The Sky Is Pink”.

Farhan Akhtar

The trailer of “The Sky Is Pink” was unveiled on Monday and what caught the eye of Maharashtra Police was a dialogue in the film, where Priyanka’s character tells Farhan’s that they would rob a bank as soon as their daughter Aisha gets better.

A tweet from the Maharashtra Police read: “Seven years imprisonment with fine under IPC Section 393.”

Priyanka replied: “Oops, caught red handed… time to activate Plan B”

Farhan then joked saying: “Never planning a heists on camera again.”

Replying to Farhan’s tweet, a post from the Maharashtra Police read: “A heist planned anywhere shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend upto ten years and shall also be liable to fine, under Section 399 The best plan is always not to have such plans in ‘real’ life. #ReelvsReal.”

The trailer currently has over over 16,994,608 views on Youtube. “The Sky Is Pink” is a love story of a couple, who lose their daughter to pulmonary fibrosis, a serious immune disease. It also stars Zaira Wasim.

Farhan tweeted: “Thank you for the crazy love you’re showing the trailer of our film ‘The Sky Is Pink’… big big hug.”

Vested interest for me to do ‘Dream Girl’: Ayushmann

Mumbai– Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says there is a vested interest for him to take up “Dream Girl”, which is a massy rom-com.

Ayushmann Khurrana (Photo courtesy: FilmBeat)

“I’m all for great commercial cinema that allows me to reach out to a much wider audience base and engage with them. I realised that by doing such masala movies, I’m actually widening the reach for my other films that I often do to spark a social conversation,” he said.

“If they like me in such commercial Bollywood cinema, they will most probably come back to see a project that could be extremely relevant and topical and important for people to see and ponder over. That would give me the fulfilment I seek by being an artiste. So yes, there is a vested interest for me to do ‘Dream Girl’ because by doing so, I can pull a lot more people for my socially relevant films,” added the “Article 15” actor.

Ayushmann, known for movies like “AndhaDhun”, “Vicky Donor” and “Badhaai Ho”, calls “Dream Girl” his most commercial, masala film to date.

“I have always experimented with genres, with roles and scripts and I wanted to do something a little bit out there this time and have a lot of fun with it,” he said.

“It’s a quintessential, hilarious Bollywood comedy that we have all seen and grown up on and it also has a solid script. That’s a prerequisite for any film that I decide to back. It has to be out of the ordinary. The freshness and the innovativeness of the concept excited me to do this film,” he added.

“Dream Girl” is slated to release this Friday.

Priyanka Chopra in love with Nick Jonas’ ‘Midway’ look

Los Angeles– Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is impressed by her husband and singer Nick Jonas’ look as Bruno P Gaido from his upcoming film “Midway”.

Nick on Tuesday evening unveiled his look from the film on Instagram. In the image, he is sporting a moustache, pilot headgear and attire for war, leaving Bollywood’s “Desi girl” completely smitten.

“Bruno P. Gaido. A WWII gunner awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic and invaluable efforts in the Battle of Midway. #MidwayMovie,” Nick captioned the image.

The actress, who is gearing up for the release of her next “The Sky Is Pink”, left a fire and lovestruck emoji in the comments section.

“Midway” is based on the real life events that took place in the Battle of Midway in 1942 between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It is helmed by Roland Emmerich. (IANS)

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