Bollywood Roundup: Parineeti Chopra, Salman Khan, Kiara Advani, and more…

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Parineeti Chopra (photo: Facebook)

Parineeti on ‘Saina’ biopic: Shoot begins soon

Mumbai– Badminton training is on full swing for Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who says the biopic on ace badminton player Saina Nehwal will soon begin shooting.

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti on Tuesday took to her social media, where she shared a photograph of herself from her practice sessions.

“Getting there… shoot begins SOOOON! #SainaNehwalBiopic,” Parineeti captioned it. The actress looked fit and ready.

The 30-year-old actress has just wrapped up shooting for Hindi remake of the Hollywood movie “The Girl On The Train”, based on the 2015 bestseller by Paula Hawkins. The psychological thriller is produced by Reliance Entertainment.

Salman Khan takes a deep dive with cool kids

Mumbai– Superstar Salman Khan went out swimming with a group of “cool kids”, and took to social media to share how he enjoyed a break from his busy schedule.

Salman Khan

Salman utilised his free time by taking a dip in the water with children. He shared a glimpse of his swimming outing on social media, where he refers himself as ‘Bhai’.

“Paani k gote lagaye aapke Bhai ne kal, kaaafi cool baccho k saath! Dharti maa ka aadar sammaan hamesha sar aankhon pe… (Your brother took a dip in water yesterday with a few cool kids. Respect for my motherland always),” he wrote along the image.

In the image, Salman can be seen neck deep in water, holding onto a deflatable boat — on which children are seen sitting. The location seems comforting and serene with a green backdrop.

Salman’s fans loved his new outing and showered him with praise on Twitter.

A fan said: “Waaah bhai”, while another wrote, “How lucky these children are”. One fan wrote: “This is the best tweet from you in recent times”.

On work front, Salman will soon be back as Chulbul Panday with “Dabangg 3”, which is slated to release on December 20. Actress Sonakshi Sinha will also reprise her role of Rajjo. The film also introduces Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Saiee Manjrekar, and features Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep and Pankaj Tripathi among others.

Kiara Advani’s Twitter account hacked

Mumbai– Actress Kiara Advani’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday.

Urging people to ignore tweets from her account, Kiara took to Instagram and wrote: “My Twitter account has been hacked. We are working on it to get it back. Please ignore any unnecessary or strange tweets being posted.”

Kiara Advani (Photo: Twitter)

Hours later, she also warned people not to “click on any suspicious link that is being sent from my Twitter account. My account is still hacked and this link has not been sent by me.”

A few months ago, her “Kabir Singh” co-star Shahid Kapoor’s Twitter account’s also got hacked. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Adnan Sami have also fallen prey to the social media menace of hacking earlier this year.

On the film front, Kiara on Wednesday commenced shooting for “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2” along with Kartik Aaryan. She will also be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in “Laxmmi Bomb”.

Also, after “Lust Stories”, she has collaborated once again with the filmmaker Karan Johar for the upcoming Netflix film ” Guilty”.

Nick Jonas gives thumbs up to Priyanka’s ‘The Sky Is Pink’

Los Angeles– American pop star Nick Jonas has shared a special post to congratulate his wife and actress Priyanka Chopra on her upcoming project “The Sky Is Pink”, saying the film touched his heart in many ways.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

“This film touched my heart in so many ways. The story is bold and beautiful, and told perfectly by this incredible cast and by Shonali Bose’s direction. Priyanka Chopra, I am so proud of your work as both an actor and producer in this film,” Nick wrote on his Instagram, as he shared a poster of the film.

“You made me smile, laugh and cry and I know you are going to impact so many people’s lives with this film. I love you so much. Congrats to the entire ‘The Sky Is Pink’ cast, crew and creative team. You should be very proud. Everyone make sure to go see this movie,” he added.

Chopra responded to the post with her own loving words.

“Thank you my jaan,” she wrote.

Anupam uses SRK’S ‘Main Hoon Na’ line in his American show

New York– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Main Hoon Na” is one of the loved films by the audience. Be it its songs or dialogues or action scenes, the Farah Khan directorial debut was intermingled with a gamut of entertaining elements. And now on Wednesday, veteran actor Anupam Kher treated SRK’s fans with a special ‘Main Hoon Na’ video.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

Anupam shared that he used SRK’s signature line “Main Hoon Na” in his American show “New Amsterdam”.

“Dearest Shah Rukh Khan!! Here is my tribute to an expression made famous by you in our cinema. I was delighted to use ‘Main Hoon Na’ in my American series ‘New Amsterdam’. It is always a joy to bring in a little bit of India in my work on this side of the world. Thank you my wonderful creators of ‘New Amsterdam’ for your generosity in letting me do that,” Anupam wrote along with a video from his show.

In the clip, Anupam, who plays the role of Dr Vijay Kapoor in “New Amsterdam”, can be seen using the phrase, “Main Hoon Na”.

Ekta Kapoor: My next’s a crackling comedy with Disha Patani

Mumbai– Producer Ekta Kapoor has signed Disha Patani for her next movie and will see the actress in the lead. She says Disha has a strong connect with the youth and she could not think of anyone else but her for the role.

Ekta Kapoor

“Disha has a strong connect with the youth and I couldn’t think of anyone else who could portray the wild yet innocent, and crazy yet sensible character. To add to that, Disha’s oomph takes it notches higher,” Ekta said.

Disha will be seen playing the character of a small town Punjabi girl. This will be the first time that Ekta and Disha will be working together.

The as yet untitled film will be written by Raaj Shaandilyaa and directed by Ashima Chibber. Other details about the movie are kept under wraps.

Ekta added that she doesn’t like to label her films as women-centric.

“If we don’t call a regular film ‘male-centric’, why do we put all films that have women at the centre of them into one bracket? I would rather say that my next is a crackling comedy with Disha in the lead,” she said.

SRK’s episode with David Letterman on October 25

New Delhi– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s special episode with popular American host David Letterman will go live on Netflix on October 25.

Shah Rukh Khan

Titled “My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan”, Bollywood’s King Khan has shared his story, and journey starting from Delhi to scaling new heights in showbiz with the host.

The stand-alone interview will launch exclusively on Netflix to over 151 million members across 190 countries. The show will be presented as a stand alone special on Netflix and combines two interests for which Letterman is renowned: in-depth conversations, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour.

Back in May, it was announced that SRK will be looking back at his story with Letterman, and that it will be a “stand-alone special”.

Shah Rukh shot an episode of the legendary chat show with the host in May. The ‘King Khan’ also gave Letterman a taste of the stardom he enjoys by bringing him to India for Eid celebrations in June. It is believed that the moments were also documented for the episode.

Ahead of the conversation, Shah Rukh said: “I’ve watched David Letterman’s late-night talk show for years and I’m a huge fan of his style of interviewing. I’m thrilled, and honoured to share my story with him. That this is on Netflix is even more special – I’m working with the team on various projects and it’s always been exciting partnering with them.”

Amjad Ali Khan: We admire Big B for the way he conducts himself

Mumbai– Ahead of megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s 77th birthday on Friday, legendary sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, along with sons Amaan and Ayaan, has prepared a musical tribute on “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, the popular quiz show hosted by the actor.

Amitabh Bachchan

Shooting for an upcoming episode, the musician trio unveiled a special rendition titled Raag Harivansh Kalyaan, which is made in the memory of Big B’s late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

On presenting the raag to Big B, Amjad Ali Khan said: “We have seen how Amitji has taken care of his parents selflessly till their last breath, with utmost respect and love. Therefore, we knew how happy he would feel dedicating this musical rendition to his father.

“First and foremost, music should be appealing. Also, babuji (Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan) was full of great character the essence of which came across beautifully through his poetry and moods among other things. I do hope that Babuji likes this rendition and accepts this tribute. In our musical fraternity, we believe that ‘Swar hi ishawar hai’ and we feel connected to the almighty through music.”

The music maestro also praised the “Badla” actor, saying “we admire him for the way he conducts himself and the language he uses.”

“We need more role models like Mr. Bachchan in this present generation. You know, one is to fit in and do what the other person is expecting you to do and the other is to hold your ground and tell them what you think is the value system or life.
“I think Amit Uncle has been doing this so well and he knows what to speak, when to speak and how to speak. His body language is so beautiful, his way of respecting people… these are the things people should learn and people like us learn and it does help in the long run,” said Amaan Ali Khan. (IANS)

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