Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma Keep Us Guessing; Priyanka Chopra Takes Away ‘Sexiest’ Tag From Deepika Padukone; Ranveer Singh Moves On From Padmavati: Bollywood Week In Review
It has been a fun week in Bollywood. What with Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma keeping us all guessing about their wedding? That these two celebs, who have a crazy fan following, kept this such a well guarded secret is no small feat. As of now, they are all set to get hitched in Milan, Italy in the 15 December and then head to Rome for their honeymoon. The couple is expected back in Mumbai only by the 21st of this month. Word is that they will meet the January 5, 2018 date to register their marriage.
While we all wait for more information about and from the wedding and hope Virushka lead a happy future together, there are some people who are still stuck in the past. These are none other than Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut. Just when we thought that this controversial love story is off the public radar, it is back to haunt us! At a recently held Padmavati meet, Kangana Ranaut made a stern statement condemning death threats to the film’s lead actress, Deepika Padukone.
During the same, she once again reminded the junta how she was once threatened by a superstar who wanted to put her behind bars. Amid this, a video also went viral where Kangana’s lawyer is seen dissecting each bit that Hrithik said or revealed during his TV interviews. The focus is now on proving all the claims made by the actor false and baseless. This is Hrithik Roshan – Kangana Ranaut 2.0!
In yet another fight, this time in a poll held by an UK-based magazine, Eastern Eye, Priyanka Chopra took away the ‘Sexiest’ Asian Woman tag from Deepika Padukone. The Quantico star lead the way, with TV actress Nia Sharma on the second spot. Deepika followed on the third while Alia Bhatt and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan stood fourth and fifth respectively.
This week, we also saw some new films go on floor, new trailers come our way and casts of some upcoming projects announced. Ranveer Singh, whose film Padmavati is ready to release but is still awaiting a certification, has moved on to another project. His film with Rohit Shetty was finally announced this week, with an interesting first poster. Titled Simmba, the film is a remake of Temper and will see Ranveer in the role of a cop, Sangram Bhalerao! From the poster, we are expecting a film where Dabangg meets Singham meets Rowdy Rathore!
The logo of Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Eid 2018 release Fanney Khan was also released this week and the name has something missing! It is now Fanne Khan for some unfathomable reason. We hope that the change in the name, for whatever reasons, proves luck for the cast and the makers. Meanwhile, Kapoor also joined Salman Khan and team in Race 3. He is the only actor who has been retained from the original Race and will once again reprise his very interesting role of Robert D’Costa.
In another cast update, Shahid Kapoor’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu found its leading lady in Ileana D’Cruz. The film, directed by Shree Narayan Singh (Toilet Ek Prem Katha fame) is a social satire on the ever increasing electricity bills. However, we here that Ileana will not romance Shahid in the film and that the hunt is still on for one more female lead.
Talking about interesting characters, the trailer of Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi also came out this week. As expected, it is loud, dark, confusing, interesting and scandalous! After Go Goa Gone, Saif returns in a quirky avatar in this one. The film, which was earlier set to undergo 72 cuts, thanks to CBFC but after approaching, FCAT, it has been passed with just one cut, to the relief of the makers and has been given a U/A certificate. So far, the film is slated for a January 12, 2018 release.
A mix bag, wasn’t it! Let’s hope there are some more interesting times ahead in Bollywood! What awaits us in the next week is —- Virushka’s wedding, Padmavati release date and announcements about some more new projects for 2018 and a new song or trailer from this month’s most awaited release Tiger Zinda Hai…