Bollywood Roundup: Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, and more…

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Netizen unhappy with PC appearing on podcast of influencer who called her a lesbian

Mumbai– Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is receiving a lot of positive response to her streaming show ‘Citadel’, recently graced Alexandra Cooper’s podcast ‘Call Her Daddy’.

While during the podcast she spoke about her life in the U.S., winning Miss World pageant, her career in India and also the bullying she faced in U.S. schools, a section of people on the Internet are not pleased with the actress’s decision to appear on the podcast.

The reason behind the same is an old podcast by Alexandra and Sofia Franklyn from 2020.

In the said podcast, they called Priyanka and Nick Jonas “the most annoying couple.”

“I find them very unattractive like I want to punch them,” said one of them as another laughed.

Alexandra went on to say during the podcast: “Priyanka is a lesbian and Nick has big nipples syndrome. I just want Priyanka to stop using him as her beard,” to which Sofia agreed.

It didn’t stop here, they even went about passing mean remarks about the couple’s sex life. “They are constantly posting to prove to the world that they are in love with each other, is disgusting and repulsive,” Alexander further said.

PC’s fans since then have been expressing their disappointment and were unanimously against the women’s comments. They also questioned the actress’s choice to appear on Alexandra’s podcast. “I love pri but please research first before going on podcasts,” wrote a fan. “Wait WHAT?!? Didn’t Pri just go on her show?! I’m so confused. And mad now. How repulsive of this host,” another commented.

“@alexandracooper @sofiafranklyn you know what? You’ve been called out! You are going to get cancelled soon!! Poor Pri, she was so nice to her, her team @team_pc_ should’ve been a little more responsible. Not just this podcast is hateful but also racist, sexist and homophobic as well! They were literally body Shaming Pri and Nick! Kindly take immediate action against them! Disturbing,” another fan comment.

‘In our family, we age backwards,’ says SRK after getting Gauri’s age wrong

Mumbai– Entrepreneur Gauri Khan corrected her superstar husband Shah Rukh Khan after he got her age wrong about when she started working.

Shah Rukh and Gauri were speaking at the launch event of her coffee table book ‘My Life in Design’.

SRK then spoke about about how his wife Gauri started her work on her own. He shared that even though he offered to her help her, she denied taking any.

Shah Rukh said: “It doesn’t make a difference to all the youngsters, to all the people who miss out on a dream of their life to be creative. You can start at any age. I think Gauri started mid-40s.”

Shah Rukh then looked at Gauri, who corrected him saying that she started working at the age of 40.

Flaunting his iconic smile, Shah Rukh then said: “40? Oh, only 40. She is 37 now. In our family, we age backwards. So yes, at 40 she started doing this at a time when I even told her, ‘Listen, should I be helpful? I have some friends we can talk to them?’ She said, ‘No’.”

“She started with a 10 feet by 20 feet shop in Lower Parel. She worked it all out on her own and continued doing what she does.”

Shruti Haasan to be guest of honour at gender parity conference in Cannes

Mumbai– Actress Shruti Haasan will attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival as the guest of honour for their round table conference on gender parity.

The conference, titled ‘Activating Change’, hosted by ‘Breaking through the lens’ aims to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in the entertainment industry, and explore ways to create a more equitable and inclusive environment.

Their objective is to provide realistic solutions for underserved filmmakers with a multicultural, intersectional, and results-driven approach.

Shruti has been very vocal about her opinions on women’s rights and gender equality. The actress has been a strong supporter of initiatives aimed at promoting gender parity.

On the work front, Shruti awaits the release of her international project ‘The Eye’, where she plays a widow visiting a greek island to spread her deceased husband’s ashes.

She also has the action-packed film ‘Salaar’. The actress stars opposite Prabhas and is directed by the blockbuster KGF filmmaker Prashanth Neel.

Salman to Badshah, 23rd IIFA promises yet another Bollywood extravaganza

Mumbai– The countdown to the 23rd edition of the International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA) has begun. Bollywood is gearing up for the industry’s biggest holiday, with at least 20 of the industry’s A-listers packing to be at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, from May 25 to May 27.

The grand stage for the Awards is once again the Etihad Arena, the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue, located on the picturesque Yas Bay Waterfront. Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan are all set to be the hosts for IIFA 2023.

The awards will be interspersed with live performances by a mega star cast, with Bollywood’s Bhaijaan, Salman Khan, leading the way. His ‘Kick’ collaborator, Jacqueline Fernandez, will give him company, along with Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, who were last seen together in the horror-comedy ‘Bhediya’.

Nora Fatehi, Rakul Preet Singh and Ayushmann Khurana are also expected to put up some very special performances.

IIFA Rocks, to be hosted by celebrated choreographer-director Farah Khan and National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, will see some of the biggest music performances by the much-feted music director and singer Amit Trivedi, along with popular singers Badshah, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nucleya, Mika, Sukhbir Singh, Raftaar, Shreya Ghoshal, Anusha Mani, and Goldie Sohel. (IANS)


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