Apr 252018

Arjun Kapoor could reprise the character played by Nivin Pauly in the original

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The coming-of-age romantic Malayalam film Premam (2015) is being remade in Hindi. Arjun Kapoor has emerged as the top contender to reprise the character played by Nivin Pauly in the original.

Though the makers have not made any announcement, those in the know say Arjun is gung-ho about the film, which traces the love life of a person from adolescence to old age. Arjun is also said to be part of the Hindi version of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017). Is he the go-to actor for South remakes?

Arjun has been filming for his next Namaste England in which he reunites with Ishaqzaade co-star Parineeti Chopra. They will also share the screen in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The release of Namaste England, directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, has been preponed for October 19 during the Dussehra weekend. The sequel to 2007’s hit Namastey London was scheduled to be released in December.

Owing to the smooth shooting schedule, the makers have decided to release the movie earlier to the planned date, a press release said. The team of Namaste England has been filming in never-seen-before locations of Punjab. They recently wrapped up their last shooting schedule. The film traces the journey of two young individuals from Punjab to England.

Two weeks ago, Arjun Kapoor came to his half-sister Jahnvi Kapoor’s defence when an online portal splashed her unflattering photographs in an offensive way. Arjun retweeted a news portal’s post about Janhvi sporting a “sexy dress” as she reached Arjun’s home. She was seen sporting a white cotton dress with a low back. His post read, “You know what, f**k you man, f**k you as a website for highlighting or bringing it to anyone’s attention and it is shameful that your eye would go searching for something like this. Shame on you… This is how our country looks at young women. Yet another shining example. Ashamed by this (sic).”

Also read: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra-starrer Namaste England preponed to October 19

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Jan 282018

Parineeti Chopra is winning the internet as she shared a candid photo on social media flaunting her stretch marks

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Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra shared a candid photo on social media flaunting her stretch marks. The actor was lauded by her fans for shedding body image stereotypes. Hard work pays off.

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Jan 252018

As Parineeti Chopra reunites with Arjun Kapoor for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, she opens up on her easy equation with co-star

Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra
Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra is as excited about reuniting with her Ishaqzaade (2012) co-star Arjun Kapoor as fans of the duo are. Days after her look as the no-nonsense corporate woman from the upcoming romantic thriller, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, was unveiled, Chopra says she’s looking forward to romancing Kapoor’s “sexy” police officer. “Arjun and I go back a long way. I am very protective of him. We share this great equation where we can be brutally honest, and yet incredibly offensive with each other. This comes from the fact that we are fond of one another,” says Chopra, who also holds discussions on “love and life” with the actor.

As filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee would have it, Chopra divulges little about the film before the trailer’s release. But, she is willing to describe her character as one who is “fiercely ambitious”. “She is focused on her career. Her clarity defines her, which is inspiring. The characters [Kapoor and Chopra’s] belong to different spectrums of life. They are inadvertently brought together. The film chronicles the story of a man and woman who can’t stand each other, but can’t survive without one another either.” Recently, Chopra was busy filming for a venture when she suddenly found herself becoming the butt of jokes on social media.

Filmmaker Karan Johar had tweeted a picture of Akshay Kumar in character from the upcoming historical, Kesari, while welcoming Chopra aboard the project. Twitterati did not miss musing on his snafu, editing images of Chopra on Kumar’s face in a bid to poke fun at the director. But Chopra is far from baffled with the reaction. “Frankly, it was silly. Karan was doing the right thing by sharing an image from the film to announce the female actor. Social media has ceased to surprise me anymore. I consider it my daily dose of entertainment.” But talk of her collaboration with Kumar, who has in the recent past, backed contextually strong ventures, lights up her face. “Akshay is gifted and talented. I have a lot to learn from him,” she said. Meanwhile, the brand ambassador of Tourism Australia is looking forward to her next trip Down Under. “There are places that I have visited where people make their soaps and perfumes. I want to bring such elements to the forefront and promote that culture.”

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Nov 132017

Dibakar Banerjee is known for creating looks for his characters that stand out incredibly and become the talking point. The director is presenting Parineeti Chopra in an all-new, never-seen-before avatar. Parineeti, who is riding high with the blockbuster of the year, ‘Golmaal Again’, is seen as a fierce, ambitious girl from the corporate world. Parineeti is known for her versatility, having boldly experimented with content right from her first film and it looks like she is pushing the envelope again with ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’.

Parineeti Chopra in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Parineeti Chopra unveils her corporate look in ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

Parineeti says, “I’m playing a fiercely ambitious girl from the corporate world. She is based in Delhi and she is extremely clear about what she wants from life. She is the perfect example of how you would describe a girl who has a single-point-focus about her career. She is the heroine of a Dibakar Banerjee film. She will have her quirk, she will stand out for her qualities and intentions. I have never played a character like this and I’m extremely excited that Dibakar is presenting me in an avatar that no one has ever seen me in.”

Parineeti Chopra in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
Parineeti Chopra looks sexy in her glasses

The gritty entertainer, also starring Arjun Kapoor, who is playing the role of a Haryanvi cop, is set to release on August 3, 2018.

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Oct 222017

Ever since Parineeti Chopra lost oodles of weight, she has been proudly showing off her hot bod. She has been busy flaunting her svelte figure by posting pictures on Instagram. As the Bollywood actress turns 29 today, check out hottest photos of Parineeti Chopra in her slim avatar…

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Oct 062017

With both of his upcoming films featuring Parineeti Chopra as co-star, Arjun Kapoor quipped he is prepared to handle the link-up rumours with the actor.

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Arjun, who debuted opposite Parineeti in “Ishaqzaade”, is reteaming with her on two projects – “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar” and “Namastey Canada”.

“We are working in two films. First in ‘Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar’ and then, whether you’re satisfied or not, we will come together in ‘Namestey Canada’ as well. So next year, I am going to be linked-up only with Parineeti because I would be working only with her,” Arjun joked.

The actor was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of new Audi 5 range here last night.

Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, “Sandeep Aur…” is a story of two people who represent two completely different groups of Indians.

Arjun said he is busy preparing for the film and is spending time with the director to understand his character better.

“I am neck-deep in the prep for the film. I was in Delhi for a bit, I’ve been travelling with him, getting into the skin of the character. The film has a realistic texture so I had to spend time connecting with the world the film is set in.

“Dibakar is clear about what he wants. I’ve given same number of days for prep as much I’ve given for the shoot. He wanted that from the beginning.”

Arjun was also asked about his reaction to the posters of “Padmavati”, which stars his friends, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.

“Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a fantastic director. Because of him, somewhere we still have ‘big screen’ experience films.

“He is the filmmaker who gives you that scale and look in a film which compels you to go to the theatres. The characters are real yet larger than life,” he said.

The actor said besides Deepika-Ranveer, it will be interesting to watch Shahid in the film.

“I am excited. I know Ranveer and Deepika have a fantastic tuning with Bhansali sir. I am equally excited to watch Shahid in a film. After a long time, we have a two hero film,” he said.

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Sep 252017

Malaika Arora slayed the red carpet in her Manish Malhotra number, with a velvet corset bodycon mini and a silver floor-length cape featuring intricate embellishments. Messy hair, silver pumps and red lips, completed her party look. She looked every bit the fashion diva that she is and all eyes were on her and her ensemble. However, some people clearly did not have better things to do in life and decided to troll her for her look on social media.

READ MORE: Priyanka Chopra shamed for not wearing sari, ‘insulting’ national flag

Off late a lot of actresses have been getting trolled on social media for their choice of clothes. She shared her photo on Instagram and soon people began to troll her with sexist and tasteless comments. 

Not so long ago, it were Taapsee Pannu and Mithali Raj who were shamed for the clothes they wore. However, Malaika still looks gorgeous and will continue to rock the red carpet in spite of all the hate she receives. 

READ MORE: Parineeti Chopra brutally trolled for photo with koala, gets shameful comments

READ MORE: Ankita Lokhande shamed for posting bold photos, gets trolled for being dumped

SEE PHOTOS: 11 Bollywood celebs who shut down body-shamers like a boss!

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Sep 042017

We compiled a list of all the Bollywood celebrities’ transformations you need to know about for the extra push you need to reach your fitness goals. The celebrities have also shared their secret tricks like, did you know that Sidharth Malhotra actually follows a diet according to his blood type? *Mind blown*

1. Arjun Kapoor

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To fit in the Bollywood industry Arjun Kapoor had to shed around 52 kilos. The actor still claims that maintaining his weight is a struggle. His secret tool was 20 minutes of a hardcore CrossFit regime.

2. Sonam Kapoor

It is hard to imagine Sonam Kapoor as a chubby teen but check out this picture for proof.

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She prepared herself in every aspect for her debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’. She didn’t only adopt weight training in her regime but also included extreme Kathak training. This resulted in her losing 30 kilos.

3. Hrithik Roshan

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It is hard to recall Mr. Roshan without his famous abs and super drool-worthy, we mean toned, body. He has always maintained his bod but for his role as Ethan Mascarenhas in the movie ‘Guzaarish’ he had to gain weight. “I ate loads of fried stuff such as samosas, batata vada after 15 years and put on weight. I got a 36 inch waist for the first time in my life,” said Hrithik to ‘India Today’. He lost all the extra weight immediately for his superhero duties as Krish.

4. Alia Bhatt

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Alia Bhatt was never fat, to begin with, but to fit (pun intended) in the role of a college diva in ‘Student Of The Year’, she lost 16 kilos. She lost all this weight in three months with extensive weight training along with Kathak and Ballet classes.

5. Kareena Kapoor

This transformation sure shocked the entire Bollywood and introduced us to the concept of size-zero figure. One of the biggest reasons being that Kareena Kapoor was infamously always the chubby actress. Her tools for the transformation shocked people more; balanced diet and power yoga. She still endorses staying healthy if not skinny.

6. Parineeti Chopra

Go watch Dishoom guys!! @varundvn killing it with the amazing @thejohnabraham and @jacquelinef143 !! #dishoom #jaanemanaah

A post shared by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) on Jul 30, 2016 at 1:53am PDT

This photo broke the internet as Parineeti perfectly managed to hide from the Paparazzi during her extreme transformation. She didn’t merely emerge out as a skinnier person but also as a better human. She played a part in a lot of social causes after her return. The biggest struggle for her was to quit junk food. The reason why we love her is that she is an open book and does not mind sharing even her deepest insecurities.

BEFORE .. All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them. Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the “bollywood pressure”? To that I say – thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn’t achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud! Girls and women meet me all around the world, at airports, events, on the street; they hold my hand, hug me, and tell me their struggles and how I changed their lives. They show me their wallpapers, their wallets, and its all pictures of me!! They look at those pictures and want to make that change in their own lives. They look at my Built That Way campaign and have stuck it to their walls. I have seen women tear up and tell me I changed their life. Post delivery weight, teenage obesity, they are fighting it, and I am their inspiration. As an actor, There is no bigger achievement for me. I am glad to be a part of your life in this way. So thank you everyone. Thank You for making me feel loved. Like I always say – if I could do it. So can you. And I am always there for all of you …. Lots of love….

A post shared by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) on Apr 30, 2016 at 10:51pm PDT

7. Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha was a chubby youngster and had to slim down to act opposite Salman Khan in ‘Dabangg’ since she weighed 90 kilos. She credits cardio, swimming, yoga and a proper diet for her transformation.

Row, row, row your boat… gently down the week! 👊ðŸ?¼ #mondaymotivation #sonaisfit #gymtime

A post shared by Sonakshi Sinha (@aslisona) on Aug 20, 2017 at 11:02pm PDT

8. Adnan Sami

@iHrithik what about this transformation.. =D 🙂 #Adnansami.. pic.twitter.com/SeglmOQRoT

— MD. Mashrur Pial (@MashrurPial) July 31, 2014

It wasn’t as much an option for this famous Bollywood singer as was a serious warning by doctors. The final push was when his father gave him an ultimatum to prioritize his health above all. He took a break and dedicated an entire year to getting healthier. He lost 156 kilos and we are happy to know that he feels healthier now.

9. Farhan Akhtar

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We couldn’t have imagined Farhan Akhtar playing the role of an athlete. It was anything but easy, his training included 6 hours intensive weight training and obviously, he paid utmost attention to jogging and perfecting his run. For this one especially, we won’t give you the weight comparison of before and after because it was never the goal of the team who worked with Farhan to train him. When the training was completed, he was left with 5% body fat. If that isn’t goals we honestly don’t know what is.

10. Aamir Khan

How could the article be complete without the shape-shifter himself? Aamir Khan lost 22 kilos for ‘Dangal’. This isn’t the first time he had a complete body transformation. In 2008, he built the body of a Greek god for his role in ‘Ghajini’. The next year he worked to look like an engineer for ‘3 Idiots’.

Sep 032017

There is no dearth of reality shows in India, yet every other day a new show is introduced that blows our minds away and gives us another reason to stay hooked to our TV sets. The latest one to join this bandwagon is ‘Lip Sing Battle’, which will mark the comeback of Bollywood director, producer, and choreographer Farah Khan, on the small screen. Even before its premiere, the show has been making quite some headlines. Earlier, Farah Khan posted a picture of actor Shah Rukh Khan giving him a surprise visit on the sets, which escalated our excitement to a pinnacle.  

Some surprises are so emotional @iamsrk thank u for bringing such positive energy on our set of #lipsingbattle

A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) on Aug 28, 2017 at 8:57pm PDT

Well, now Farah Khan has posted pictures from the shoot of an episode and the lineup of celebrities – Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra and Priety Zinta – who will appear on the show is sure to make this (in Farah’s words) the ‘maddest episode’ of this reality show.   

Maddest episode shoot of #LipSingBattle@karanjohar givng tough comptntn 2 lady raja babu @ParineetiChopra n guest appearnce@realpreityzinta pic.twitter.com/HWmquZP1wZ

— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) 1 September 2017

With my favourite girl @parineetichopra ..Beautiful inside n out!! Bless u��

A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) on Sep 1, 2017 at 8:22am PDT


About last night #lipsingbattle @karanjohar at his dapper best !

A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) on Sep 1, 2017 at 10:10pm PDT

This episode is going to be a really interesting one, partly because actress Parineeti Chopra is going to don a new avatar. She will appear in the getup of Raja Babu, a character that was made immortal by actor Govinda.

Maaaddddd episode of #lipsingbattle shot today!! With @karanjohar giving a run to lady raja babu @parineetichopra !! Cant wait for this to air!!

A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:39am PDT

Lady Raja Babu today!!! Hahahha #Govinda  @karanjohar @farahkhankunder #LipSingBattle

A post shared by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) on Sep 1, 2017 at 7:34am PDT

While, Parineeti stunned us with her Raja Babu avatar, actress Preity Zinta too wasn’t far behind in rocking the show with her sass. She posted a short video of her making her way to the shoot and we are falling in love with her all over again.

On my way to shoot the #lipsingbattle at Yash Raj Studios in my favourite @surilyg flapper dress 😘 makeup #Vipul, hair #Rekhaji  #jimmychoo #fun #dancing #madness

A post shared by Preity Zinta (@realpz) on Sep 1, 2017 at 7:33am PDT

The show is the Indian version of ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and will see our beloved celebrities fighting each other and lip syncing to the Bollywood songs. This is a first of its kind reality show and it will be interesting to see the celebrities battle each other in this ultimate Bollywood face off ever. In fact, Farah reportedly even invited the makers of the Ameircan version ‘Lip Sync Battle’ on the first day of Hindi version’s shoot.

Aug 152017

Neha Dhupia’s show ‘No Filter Neha’ is one of the most talked about shows in recent times, as celebs literally talk ‘without a filter’. The recent one to go ‘unfiltered’ was Parineeti Chopra. Parineeti Chopra’s revelation can make anyone guffaw. 

In an interview with Neha Dhupia, Parineeti Chopra shared a funny conversation she had with her ‘bff’ and tennis sensation, Sania Mirza. “You know that’s how we became friends because she in some interview said ‘I  would like Parineeti to play me in my biopic’ and I remember she was  playing the US Open and she called me from there in the middle of the night at 2-3’o clock in the morning. She called me and said ‘Hi this is Sania  Mirza, she said ‘I just wanna say that you know I have given an interview  yesterday and it’s all over the country and its all on front pages and I  felt it was my responsibility to tell you , why it all happened’  and I said  ya but that’s really sweet of you like to say that. She said, ‘You look  like me and you know we all are blessed in the chest area and I think you  will look most like me’ and I said ‘oh thanks buddy’ and we have been  friends ever since and she tells me I’m the only actor she is friends with you know.”

Now, that is some revelation! 

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