Bollywood Roundup: Aditi Rao Hydari, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, and more…

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Aditi Rao Hydari turns showstopper for Pankaj, Nidhi at ICW 2019

New Delhi– Actress Aditi Rao Hydari made a stellar appearance on the third day of the FDCI India Couture Week (ICW) 2019 held here on Wednesday. She looked ravishing in a billowy, off-shoulder icy pink blouse and shiny golden skirt as she walked the ramp as showstopper for couture debutant Pankaj and Nidhi.

Aditi Rao Hydari (Photo: IMDb)

The actress, who was last seen in the movie “Padmaavat”, glammed up in nude makeup and sleek hairdo, wearing a statement neck piece.

“The outfit I’m wearing looks heavy, but it’s actually very light. I personally like clothing in which a lot of thought and detailing is put. Every garment however luxurious it may, I feel it should look and feel effortless,” Aditi told reporters here.

Commenting on her fashion statement, she said: “I wouldn’t give a term to it. Whatever I pick, it has to be effortless and seem timeless. I don’t care about what’s trending and what’s not. I just wear what I like and enjoy wearing.”

Priyanka Chopra returns from social media break

Los Angeles– Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been taking a “bit of a break from technology”, but she is back in the digital world.

Priyanka Chopra

The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share why she has been absent from social media for some time. She also expressed gratitude to her fans and her followers for sending love and good wishes on her birthday.

“Hi everyone! Thank you so much for all the wonderful birthday messages and wishes… You have made my day extremely special,” said the actress, who has over 43 million Instagram followers.

“Sorry I haven’t responded earlier, was taking a bit of a break from technology… But now I’m back and I just want to say ‘Thank you all so much’. I hope everyone feels as loved as I do,” she posted, along with a series of love-struck heart emojis.

Priyanka turned 37 on July 18. She celebrated her birthday with her family, including her mother Madhu Chopra and her pop-singer husband Nick Jonas, in Miami.

Alia Bhatt enjoys family time in Ooty

Ooty– Actress Alia Bhatt is getting a chance to spend quality time with her family while shooting in Ooty, and she is loving it.

Alia Bhatt (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

The actress took to Instagram to share a post-card worthy photograph with her mother Soni Razdan and sister Shaheen Bhatt from Ooty, and it spells “a whole lotta love”.

In the image, Alia is covering Shaheen with half her shawl as her mother Soni hugs her from the back.

“A whole lotta love,” she wrote along with the photograph.

In the image, the “Raazi” actress is looking pretty without any make-up. Soni also oozes elegance as she smiles for the picture-perfect moment.

Alia is in Ooty to shoot for her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s “Sadak 2”, scheduled to release on July 10, 2020.

“Sadak 2” is sequel to the hit 1991 film “Sadak”, a romantic thriller, which featured Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt. It was one of the highest-grossing Hindi movies of 1991 with a popular musical score. Late Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s award-winning performance as the villain won hearts and his character is still considered one of the all time best bad guys in Bollywood. The film was inspired by the 1976 American movie “Taxi Driver”.

Tiger Shroff’s sister Krishna is a tattoo star

Mumbai– Actor Tiger Shroff’s sister Krishna Shroff might not have shown much interest in her brother or father Jackie Shroff’s profession, but she surely is a star when it comes to flaunting tattoos.

Tiger Shroff (Photo: Twitter)

She has stars on her wrist and a fairy godmother shining on her hand, apart from colourful flowers inked right below her navel.

Like her brother, she is also a fitness freak. She often takes to social media to share inspiring photos or videos of herself working out.

It seems, however, she wants to steer clear of acting. “When it comes to acting, I have always been clear from the beginning that it’s not something that intrigues me. I am not the one to face the camera… I am a very private person,” Krishna told the media last November.

“I like my zone and I like being in my own space. I have a couple of friends I have known for almost 20 years now and it’s just me and them in my own little bubble,” she said.

Tabu starts shooting for Telugu film with Allu Arjun

Hyderabad– Actor Tabu returns to Telugu films after a decade with Allu Arjun’s yet-untitled upcoming project.

Tabu (Photo: Facebook)

Tabu joined the film’s unit recently, and the makers on Wednesday unveiled a video from the sets welcoming her on board. The video gives a glimpse of the veteran star preparing for her role.

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, Tabu plays Arjun’s mother in the film, which is rumoured to be titled “Naana Nenu”.

The film marks director Trivikram Srinivas’ third collaboration with Arjun after “Julayi” and “Son of Sathyamurty”.

Arjun’s latest co-starring Tabu was announced by the Telugu star on Twitter on New Year’s Eve.

“I have been waiting to announce this officially. My Next film #AA19 is with Trivikram garu. Produced by Allu Arvind & Radhakrishna garu,” Arjun had tweeted.

Arjun, who was last seen in “Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu Indiaa”, also has a project with filmmaker Sukumar coming up. This film will go on the floors later this year.

Meanwhile, reports have emerged that theis film is reportedly based on the Hollywood film, “The Invention Of Lying”, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson.

Parineeti to use fashion to address issues

Mumbai– Actress Parineeti Chopra has close to 50 million people following her digitally. She is now set to use her digital clout and stature as a fashion icon to raise awareness on social issues.

Parineeti Chopra (photo: Facebook)

On Tuesday, Parineeti shared a photo in which she is seen sporting a denim outfit with a blue T-shirt that has a heart shape print in the front in rainbow colours. It says, “Love is Love”.

“Because…love is love #pride,” Parineeti captioned the snapshot.

According to a source, it was the beginning of her social media campaign that will see her continue to raise her voice on important issues that are close to her heart.

I am a rebel: Richa Chadha

New Delhi– The much-feted “Masaan” won Richa Chadha wide acclaim but the actress says she does not identify with her character in the film because she is essentially a rebel.

Richa Chadha (Photo: Twitter)

In Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan”, which completed four years of release on Wednesday, Richa plays Devi, who struggles to shake off the smalltown stigma towards pre-marital sex. Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi played the film’s other protagonists, Deepak and Shalu, who attempt to transcend the restrictions of their casteist society.

“I don’t identify with my character in ‘Masaan’ because I am somewhat a rebel. I have found my way. I have, despite all the challenges in life, fought and created a space for myself. In her own way Devi also fights, but I feel she stumbles a lot more than I ever would. That is where she gets stuck in life,” Richa told IANS.

The 32-year-old actress feels had the film released today, it would have received better distribution and promotional facilites.

“The true test of a film is when it becomes memorable. That’s why we like old songs. Sometimes you don’t get box-office recognition, but nobody was expecting (box-office success) for this film. For me, the best thing is that people continue to appreciate the film,” she added.

Karan Singh Grover considers wife Bipasha his boss

Mumbai– Actor Karan Singh Grover has found his best friend, wife and boss in actress Bipasha Basu.

Bipasha Basu (Photo: Facebook)

“Bipasha is my best friend and I actually consider her my boss. She is one of the strongest women I have ever met, and the way she juggles between work and home, I can hardly imagine doing all of it.

“She’s definitely got the skills of a boss and I love to follow her orders. In fact I have to,” Karan quipped.

The couple has been married for three years now.

On the work front, Karan is set to steal hearts as the boss in ALTBalaji’s “BOSS: Baap Of Special Services”, a mystery thriller that unravels the story of an undercover cop who is a specialist in solving homicide cases and cases where criminals go undetected.

Just know basic Bollywood dance: Sourabh

Mumbai– Actor Sourabh Raaj Jain is set to appear on the new season of “Nach Baliye”, but says he is no expert in dancing. He adds that he knows just the basic Bollywood dance steps.

“The only dance form I’m acquainted with is basic Bollywood,” Sourabh told IANS.

He is participating in the latest season of the dance-based show with his wife.

“It is challenging for me because I am doing a daily show along with ‘Nach Baliye’. We have to rehearse till late at night. Sometimes I don’t get to sleep at all. Another challenge is that both of us are non-dancers,” he shared.

Sourabh has been shuffling between the sets of “Chandragupta Maurya” and “Nach Baliye” lately. (IANS)



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