By Aarti Kapur Singh
Moving out and onwards
Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra has big plans for her this year. The actress who returned to Mumbai from US only recently, has apparently made up her mind about a big decision. Reportedly, the talk of the town is that the actress will soon be moving out of her house to live separately on her own, leaving her mother Madhu Chopra and brother Siddharth behind. It has been revealed that this strong, self-made lady already owns about 8-10 flats in Mumbai alone! And although exactly where she will move to hasn’t yet been revealed, it seems that Priyanka’s going to shack out by herself. PC certainly has an independent spirit, that’s for sure!
Kapil’s now a crooner
Comedian Kapil Sharma is not only a comedian and an actor, but he is also a brilliant singer. He doesn’t let go a single chance to show off his singing skills and the capabilities he has, and yes of course, to be appreciated. Kapil has got the chance to expose his singing talent for a Bollywood movie, and is working on his first song, according to a tweet by him. He hasn’t revealed which film will grace his singing debut, but we can safely assume that it could be for his upcoming debut movie ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu”. The film, scheduled to release this year, is directed and produced by Abbas-Mustan, starring Manjari Phadnis, Elli Avram and Kapil in lead roles. Let’s hope his singing isn’t a joke!
Fawad won’t get sexy
Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has made his Bollywood mark in his first film ‘Khoobsurat’ with Sonam Kapoor and since then, he’s the new heartthrob of Bollywood. Fawad has now been roped into acting in Karan Johar’s biggest film ‘Kapoor’s and Sons’, which has been in the discussion stage since ages. The hunky actor will play the role of Sidharth Malhotra’s brother in the film, which the gupshup says, is a love triangle story between Fawad, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth.
But according to the B-talk, the innocent actor asked the makers of the film to tone down some of his intimate, steamy scenes with Alia Bhatt as he wasn’t too keen on doing them. Fawad apparently, is not comfortable with getting physical in reel life. Even his TV shows showed no kissing scenes or touching. He is very sensitive about this and intends sitting together with Karan Johar and makers of the movie, so that that no controversies spark off later.
At a recent event, Karan revealed that the film is very stylish and unique, and so is the cast of the film. He was excited about the film, which would go on the floors soon this year.
Vidya to return to the small screen
Entertainment queen Vidya Balan will soon make a comeback to Indian television with a talk show in a similar style as that of Oprah Winfrey. According to the gupshup, Vidya is in talks with a Hollywood studio to host a chat show which will air on a US television network too. But the actress has agreed to do the show only on one condition – that the content of the show should match the level of writing as is available on international shows. Vidya stated that she wouldn’t mind doing a talk show, but wanted to approve the concept first. If it met with her approval, she would go ahead. A bit picky, but then that’s Vidya!
The actress refused to judget the reality dance show ‘Nach Baliye 7’, but at the rate things are going, it may not be long before Vidya graces the small screen a la Oprah!
Saif joins hands with Ekta
It’s raining films for actor Saif Ali Khan! Yes, the gupshup suggests that Saif has signed a good three-film deal with the ‘Queen of Soap Operas’ Ekta Kapoor. The actor had a tough 2014, but his run of bad luck seems to have ended as he will be seen in Bollywood adaptation of Japanese murder mystery thriller ‘The Devotion of Suspect X‘, produced by Ekta and directed by ‘Kahaani’ director Sujoy Ghosh. Apparently Ekta and Saif met after signing the first film, to discuss the following two, of which details are not available. The Bollywood adaptation of Japanese film is originally based on a book by the same name by author Keigo Higashino, and tells the story of a very clever mathematics professor who helps a divorced mother cover up a tragic event. The story is essentially a cat-and-rat chase. Its an exciting project for Saif, who’s currently undergoing kickbox training in readiness for his role. The buzz is that Kangana Raunat will share screen space with him. So will Saif be the next martial arts superhero? Lets wait and see…
SRK to launch sons??
Shah Rukh Khan is in the news again, and the gupshup has it that he’s planning to make a Bollywood remake of ‘Boyhood‘,Richard Linklater’s Oscar winning Hollywood film. Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan has planned to launch his elder son Aryan for the film and is in talks with the makers to acquire rights to remake the film in India. The movie will serve as a launch pad for his elder son Aryan Khan.
Apparently Aryan loved the film and was so impressed with it, he suggested the idea to his dad. And Aryan would not be the only Khan debutant in the movie, it will also star SRK’s adorable younger son AbRam.
Boyhood is an independent, coming-of-age drama set in America and depicts the youth and adolescence of Mason Evans, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane), growing up in Texas. Aryan is slated to play this character if the adaptation approval comes through. SRK would most likely portray his dad played by Ethan Hawke.