Bollywood Roundup: Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and more…

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KJo calls Gauri Khan his ‘silent support system in my life’

Mumbai– As celebrity interior designer and superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan turned 49 on Tuesday, her close friend Karan Johar penned a heart warming post and called her his “silent support system in my life”.

Karan on Tuesday took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of Gauri and captioned it: “Happy birthday to the strongest silent support system in my life…the most real person I know… Beautiful within and beautiful always and one must never be fooled with her blank stare because she is ridiculously on point with her observations!”

He added: “She makes me laugh with her manual of how to live a stress free life (she knows what I am talking about) also am so proud with how she has created a solid professional zone for herself and is super successfully running a design enterprise…I love you so much Gauri! You don’t realise how much of a force you are in all our lives… Shine on! Happy birthday.”

Gauri married Shah Rukh in 1991, after a six-year courtship. They have a son Aryan and a daughter Suhana. In 2013 they became parents of a third child, a son, named AbRam, who was born through a surrogate mother.

Priyanka Chopra pitches herself as first female Bond

Los Angeles– Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has put herself in the running to be the first female James Bond.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Twitter)

The 37-year-old actress is a massive fan of the British spy drama franchise, and thinks it’s definitely time for a female ‘007’ agent and thinks she is the perfect candidate, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“I’ve always been keen on (playing James Bond) but I can’t put myself into the race obviously,” she told Britain’s Metro newspaper.

“I think, in my lifetime it would be amazing to have a female Bond. Whether that’s me or someone else, it’s something I would love to see.”

The “Baywatch” star made it clear she’s a serious contender and, when asked which actress she could see stepping into Daniel Craig’s shoes, she joked: “Me!”

“I don’t know, I would just be very happy with the fact that it would be a woman,” the “Mary Kom” actress said.

She added: “I definitely think (it’s time).”

The shooting recently wrapped on the 25th Bond movie titled “No Time To Die”, which is rumoured to be Craig’s fifth and final outing in the role.

Priyanka is gearing up for the release of her next “The Sky Is Pink”, which is slated to hit the screens on October 11.

Deepika gushes over Anushka’s all-white style statement

Mumbai– Deepika Padukone cannot stop gushing over photographs that Anushka Sharma has shared on social media.

Deepika Padukone

In the snapshots that Anushka shared on Instagram, she is seen wearing a pristine-white thigh-high slit dress.

Reacting to Anushka’s all-white style statement, Deepika took to the comments section and shared eye and heart emojis.

She was not the only one to be impressed by Anushka’s new fashion turn.

Actress Vaani Kapoor wrote: “So pretty”.

Actress Dia Mirza called Anushka “stunning”.

“Beautiful”, commented actress Zareen Khan.

Anushka’s photographs currently has over 15,73,183 likes on one photograph.

The second set of pictures have garnered over 11,29,898 likes so far, while the third set has received 8,50,549 likes.

On the acting front, Anushka was last seen on screen in “Zero” alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film released in December 2018, and Anushka is yet to announce any new project since then.

Anupam Kher to conduct laughter class in New York

New York– Veteran actor Anupam Kher is all set to bring a smile on everyone’s face. He will conduct a laughter fitness event at the Riverside Park in New York on October 19.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

Hosted by the Riverside Park Conservancy, ‘Laugh Out Loud with Anupam’ is open to all those who would like to participate in the laughing event.

Talking about the event, Kher said: “Laughter is the best therapy. We have practiced it from ages in India and different parts of the world. It not only improves physical health but is known to have a positive impact on mental health as well. In today’s world when smileys have replaced real laughter, I am trying to add laughter to people’s lives.

“Let’s prove that laughter is the best medicine and add a dash of laughter in people’s life. Let’s make laughter the most beautiful sound. I am glad that I will be conducting this amazing, full of life session with my fellow New York Residents.”

Kher on Monday posted a small clip in which he can seen performing laughter exercise with his “New Amsterdam” co-stars.

Mona Singh, Vinay Pathak’s ‘Lutf’ to focus on mental health

Mumbai– Actors Mona Singh, Vinay Pathak and Luke Kenny have got together to put focus on the importance of mental health, with short film “Lutf”.

Mona Singh (Photo: IMDb)

Directed and written by Pratish R. Nair, “Lutf” also features Usha Nadkarni and Sucharita Tyagi in prominent roles.

“‘Lutf’ conveys a very simple truth about life that intrigued me enough to come on board for this film. There is a lot more scope of experimenting with content nowadays and I am happy to be a part of it. As a person, I do believe in living life to the fullest despite what comes my way, so I could connect to the character of Meghna Joshi better,” said Mona.

The 30-minute film revolves around Meghna — a woman who lives with a fear that shadows her life. It is about how she is trying to balance it out with her husband, and how her life changes with the entry of her therapist Dr. Vipul Agarwal (essayed by Vinay). The film will premiere on World Mental Health Day (October 10) on SonyLIV.

Talking about the movie, Vinay said: “It’s always refreshing for an actor to try out new roles and ‘Lutf’ gave me one such opportunity. Within the limitations of time, the film gives out a very subtle message on life and its situations. I hope the audience has as much fun in watching it as we had while filming it.”

Vicky Kaushal’s scared to watch horror films

New Delhi– Actor Vicky Kaushal, who will be seen starring in the spooky tale of “Bhoot Part 1- The Haunted Ship”, says he is scared to watch horror films.

Was he contemplating to sign the upcoming horror flick?

Vicky Kaushal (Photo: Facebook)

“I was contemplating before I read the script not after I read the script. So, before I read the script I was like ‘Horror? pata nahi kaisai hoga, kya hoga” because I myself I am very scared to watch horror films. So, I didn’t know. When I read the script it really spooked me out and I thought it never tried to make me feel scared it was just happening while I was reading and I really got sucked into that story,” Vicky told IANS.

The 31-year-old actor, who has featured in the music video “Pachtaoge” with actress Nora Fatehi, said he knew he was in safe hands.

“So, once that happens then its about following your heart… It is a Dharma Productions so you know it’s a good production house… Then I met (director) Bhanu (Pratap Singh) , he was really excited for his horror film… Horror is something that comes naturally to him.. I knew I would be in safe hands,” he added. (IANS)

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