Bollywood Roundup: Priyanka Chopra, Nora Fatehi, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, and more…

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)
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Love for family connects Priyanka, Nick

Los Angeles– Love for family and faith was the connect that pulled Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas towards each other, says the American singer, who got engaged to the Indian actress in July.

Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas Photo courtesy: PTI)

During an interview with “E! News” host Jason Kennedy, Nick praised Priyanka and opened up about how their relationship started.

He said: “The thing that really connected both of us is our love for family and faith and importance of being connected to those who are always going to be with you. And we found that in each other as well, which is a beautiful thing and I am excited to start our lives together.”

Nick also commented on the viral video in which Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra and Nick’s mother Denise Jonas were dancing to a Punjabi song during the ‘roka’ ceremony which took place in Mumbai last month.

“It’s a lot of love. We had a beautiful time, we went to India and did a beautiful roka ceremony. It sort of combined the two families, her side and my side,” he added.

Earlier, the singer also revealed that he met Priyanka through a friend and it took months to understand each other and to decide what was right for the moment.

Since the couple has made their relationship official, they don’t miss a single chance to show their budding love on social media and in public appearances.

As Nick turned 26 on Sunday, Priyanka posted an Instagram photo in which she is seen kissing his cheek.

Nora Fatehi to debut as singer

Mumbai– Dancer-actress Nora Fatehi is set to make her singing debut. She has collaborated with Morocco-based group Fnaire to re-create the official Arabic adaptation of “Dilbar”.

Nora Fatehi (Photo: Twitter)

“It is a huge deal for both Morocco and India because this is the first time we will be getting Indian culture and Moroccan culture together artistically and musically and this has been my goal as well, to bring them together,” Nora said in a statement.

“As ‘Dilbar’ has become a huge hit internationally, including Middle East, we have taken the song and re-composed it, written Arabic and Moroccan lyrics and we recorded, with me singing with Fnaire.

“This is my debut as a singer and Fnaire will be rapping with me in the song. I am also producing the song and T-Series will be launching it on their channel. We have maintained the crucial parts of the song and fans will enjoy that. I really wanted to take ‘Dilbar’ to Africa and the Middle East in Arabic because it was also a perfect way to launch myself,” she added.

The video is being directed by Morocco-based director Abderrafia El Abdioui, and the director of photography of the video is Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran of “Baaghi 2” fame.

The video and the song will be released in October.

“Dilbar” from the film “Satyameva Jayate” is the new version of the 1999 track “Dilbar”.

Sonam, Anand to be special guests at Armani’s show in Milan

Mumbai– Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and her husband and businessman Anand S. Ahuja will soon fly to Milan to attend a fashion show on an invitation by veteran designer Giorgio Armani.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja (Photo: Twitter)

The brand will have a special fashion showcasing in Italy.

Apart from attending the show as front row guests, Sonam and Anand will attend a black tie event, followed by dinner with Roberta Armani. The couple will also visit the Silos Armani museum.

“Anand and I are honoured to be Giorgio Armani’s guests. We look forward to the show in Milan,” Sonam said in a statement.

The dinner will be on September 22, and the fashion show will be held on September 23.

‘Khoobsurat’ was an unforgettable experience, says Sonam

Mumbai– As Shashanka Ghosh’s “Khoobsurat” completed four years on Wednesday, actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja became nostalgic and called the film an “unforgettable experience”.

Sonam Kapoor (Photo: Facebook)

Sonam shared a short video in which she is seen living some fun moments with her co-stars Kirron Kher and Fawad Khan.

“‘Khoobsurat’ was truly an unforgettable experience! I still remember all the behind the scenes fun and laughter we had while filming,” she added.

Produced by Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Siddharth Roy Kapur, “Khoobsurat” is a fairytale love story that revolves around the character Mili (Sonam) who falls in love with a young prince (Fawad).

My father inspires me a lot: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Shahid Kapoor says he seeks inspiration from his father Pankaj Kapur, and thinks he can never match up to the veteran actor’s level.

“My father inspires me a lot. When I was working with him for ‘Mausam’, I got one of the most important lessons of my life and that was to follow the director’s point of view,” Shahid said in a statement.

“Dad is a man of few words and when he appreciates me for anything, I feel he has to step a level down as he is extremely brilliant and a great human being. I can never match up to his level,” he added.

Shahid opened up about his father when he appeared on Zee TV show “India’s Best Dramebaaz” to promote his forthcoming film “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”, which will be releasing on September 21.

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” tells the story of how people are suffering from corruption in the electricity system. It also stars Shraddha Kapoor.

On the personal front, Shahid became parent one more time when he and wife Mira welcomed the arrival of their son Zain earlier this month. They already have a two-year-old daughter Misha.

‘RadhaKrishn’ shoot stopped as actor falls ill

Umbergaon– The shooting of the show “RadhaKrishn” was stalled on Wednesday as its lead actor Sumedh Mudgalkar fell ill.

Sumedh plays Krishn in Star Bharat’s upcoming show “RadhaKrishn”.

The shoot came to a halt here when Sumedh complained of feeling unwell.

“I have not been keeping well and I hope to resume the shooting soon,” Sumedh said in a statement.

The show will bring alive the epic love saga of Lord Krishna and Radha.

The actor had earlier said: “I feel blessed to be able to play the role of Lord Krishna and represent his life journey.”

It stars Mallika Singh as Radha.

Shibani Dandekar to come out with a music show soon

New Delhi– Actress-singer Shibani Dandekar says she is planning a special show with her friend and singer Monica Dogra.

Shibani Dandekar (Photo: Twitter)

“Monica Dogra and I have planned a show together which we hope to take to the stage soon so really excited about that,” Shibani told IANS.

“Music is my life, so that journey will never stop,” she added.

Apart from music, Shibani has also made a place for herself as an actor after doing projects like “Naam Shabana”, “Noor” and “Bhavesh Joshi Superhero”.

“Well, I haven’t done nearly close to as much as I would have liked. I have dabbled in it, but I need to do a lot more. So much is out there in terms of the kind of content that is being created for TV and for the web, so that’s my main goal,” she added.

Shibani was last seen in chat show “Miss Field”. The show was streaming on Gaurav Kapur’s YouTube channel.

“‘Miss Field’ was such a gratifying experience in so many levels. Number one to work with Gaurav on something that has been his baby and to watch it grow and be a part of it has just been incredible.

“I’m his biggest fan and this has been a long time coming, so to see it come to life is just so great.”

She dreams to be a “series regular on a Netflix or TV show in the US”.

“That for me would be the ultimate,” she added. (IANS)


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