Bollywood Roundup: Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Yami Gautam, and more…

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Alia’s neon bikini shoot draws comparison with Sameera’s

Mumbai– Actress Alia Bhatt recently shared pictures of her underwater photoshoot on social media, and since then many netizens feel the pictures bear an uncanny similarity with Sameera Reddy’s underwater maternity shoot, which she did in July before giving birth to her second child.

In her photoshoot, Sameera had flaunted her baby bump in two sets of bikinis — one hot pink and the other neon green — all underwater at a hotel’s swimming pool. Sameera was lauded for breaking stereotypes and myths around pregnancy.

Alia’s photoshoot is for a magazine, and the actress can be seen posing underwater in hot pink and neon green outfits, and many netizens can’t get over the likeness between the two shoots.

Reacting to the comparisons, Sameera said: “It’s silly to draw comparisons between me and Alia. It’s was not easy for me shooting nine months pregnant and that too underwater. It was a challenging project for and I take this news as a compliment because I think Alia really pulled it off in style.”

Sameera and her husband Akshai Varde welcomed their daughter Nyra in July. She got married to businessman Akshai in 2014. She gave birth to her first born, Hans in 2015.

SRK to Andie MacDowell: Have loved you since I was 26

Kolkata– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been madly in love with “Sex, Lies, And Videotape” star Andie MacDowell since he was 26, he revealed at the inauguration of the 25th Kolkata international Film Festival here on Friday. MacDowell was also present at the function.

“It’s just so that nobody else knows, and don’t tell anyone, I love you. I loved you since I was 26 years old,” said SRK, as MacDowell gave a big smile.

“I’ve been madly in love with you, so thank you Kolkata for giving me this opportunity to sit next to Andie MacDowell,” the 54-year-old Bollywood actor said, to deafening cheers and whistling at the packed-to-capacity Netaji Indoor Stadium.

Born on April 21, 1958, MacDowell is seven years older than SRK.

She received critical acclaim for her role in Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 film “Sex, Lies, And Videotape”, which won her the Independent Spirit Award as Best Female Lead and also saw her being nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama category.

She also received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in “Green Card” (1990) and “Four Weddings and A Funeral” (1994).

Yami Gautam says ‘Bala’ tested her ability as an artiste

Mumbai– Actress Yami Gautam, who is being lauded for her role of a TikTok star in the just-released “Bala”, says the film has tested her abilities as an artiste.

Yami Gautam

“It’s really been years in the making for me. The reason I say this is that as actors we constantly thrive to do parts that are wholesome. I have been through the highs and lows and I loved every part I have played, but I have truly sunk into the world of Pari and that has been such an amazing thing for me. Some roles push you, test your abilities and makes you put your best food forward, and Pari was that part for me. To have this love come my way with such abundance is truly emotionally gratifying and I’m humbled with all this appreciation,” she said.

Directed by Amar Kaushik, “Bala”, which revolves around a man who is balding prematurely and how he deals with it, feartures Ayushmann Khurrana in the titular role.

Actress Bhumi Pednekar also plays a pivotal role in the film.

Nick Jonas planning anniversary surprise for wife Priyanka

Los Angeles– Singer-actor Nick Jonas says he is working on something extra special to mark his first wedding anniversary with actress Priyanka Chopra.

The couple got married in India in December last year. Priyanka and Nick had three-day wedding festivities at Jodhpur’s royal Umaid Bhawan Palace, where they exchanged wedding vows as per both Christian and Hindu rituals in two separate ceremonies.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Facebook)

“Well, I don’t wanna say what we’re doing to celebrate because it’s a surprise for her, and she might be watching. And if she is, then I wouldn’t want the surprise to be spoiled,” etonline.com quoted Nick as saying.

“We will be taking a few days away from the tour to have some time. It’s been a crazy year. It’s flown by, it’s hard to believe it. John Varvatos was at our wedding, so he was there to be with us and it was a great couple days celebration. This year’s been, for she and I both, probably the craziest of our lives, but kind of nice to have that centering grounding feeling with each other,” he added.

Nick said that it didn’t take long to adjust to married life.

“I think we settled into our roles as husband and wife fairly quickly. A lot of our friends always said that it seemed like we were supposed to be together, so it feels natural. There are natural adjustments when your life is becoming one together, but it’s been a beautiful year. Hopefully next year we have a bit more time to be in the same place, but being busy is not bad either,” he shared.

Nick and Priyanka don’t have a rule of how long they will go without seeing each other, but he said that communication is key in their successful relationship.

“The good news is that we both really enjoy talking to each other, which I think is probably pretty important if you married somebody. There aren’t as many rules for, like, how long we can go and things like that. I think we just — we’d always just do the best we can and understand first and foremost we love what we do as well and support each other as well,” he said.

Bhuvan Bam’s ‘Ajnabee’ climbs to #1 on India’s iTunes chart

Mumbai– Social media sensation Bhuvan Bam released his new single “Ajnabee” on Friday, the song climbed to number one spot on India’s iTunes music chart within two hours of release.

“Ajnabee” is Bhuvan’s sixth single. He has written, composed and sung the song.

“I can’t believe the song went straight to number one!” said an excited Bhuvan, adding: “It’s so exciting and overwhelming, I’m grateful. Music is my passion and I’m always humming tunes on the go, in breaks and while working.”

About the song, he added: ” ‘Ajnabee’ is a song I wrote imagining a non-toxic love story that was left incomplete due to unavoidable circumstances, but not bitterly. In today’s world, almost every relationship ends on a toxic note, and I tried to reimagine it all through this song.”

“It’s one of my favourite tunes I’ve come up with, and I’m really excited for everyone to hear it,” said Bhuvan, who recently became the first Indian to sing the Nation Anthem at the debut NBA games in the country.

Roshni Walia: Injuries are a part of any journey

Mumbai– Actress Roshni Walia recently got injured during the shoot of her show “Tara from Satara”. She sees injuries as part of any journey.

While shooting for a dance sequence, the actress, who essays the lead role of Tara Mane in the show, twisted her ankle and fell.

She had trouble walking, and her sequence was delayed for a couple of days.

“Injuries are a part of any journey. Dance is an integral part of the show and during a sequence, I twisted my ankle. I was rushed to the doctor immediately who advised me to rest for a few days,” Roshni said.

“Though I wanted to shoot as the schedule was jam-packed, the team decided otherwise. My entire team have been taking care of me like a family, they made me laugh even when I was in pain,” she added.

She said herbal oils helped her in the recuperation process.(IANS)

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