QuickE: PeeCee Chooses Not To Be a Sidekick & More Stories
QuickE: Priyanka Chopra is no sidekick, while Kareena Kapoor is happy not to gun for Hollywood
1. PeeCee Chooses Not To Be A Sidekick
Priyanka Chopra just won the Woman Of The Year Award at IIFA. And she is riding the success of not only Quantico, but would also be starring with Dwane Johnson in upcoming Hollywood flick Baywatch.
When she was quizzed about how Indian actors are getting substantial roles in flicks abroad, she said,
Oh, absolutely! That was always the idea. Honestly, I am in a very happy space right now. Most people don’t know that, initially, the character of the villain in Baywatch was written for a man. And I was offered a different role. But I chose not to play the sidekick. And Victor became Victoria.Priyanka Chopra
Woah! You go girl!
2. Ranbir Might Push the Release Of ‘Jagga Jasoos’ Again
From the day Jagga Jasoos has gone on to the floors, the film has been riddled with difficulties - from the script, to the break up of the leading pair.
And now, if buzz is to be believed, Ranbir Kapoor himself wants to push the release of the film from August to January as he wants Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to release before Jagga Jasoos.
We wonder how director Anurag Basu would react to this whim?
3. I Don’t Want To Conquer The World: Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan has always had her priorities right. And when rivals Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are making a splash in the west with their forthcoming films, Bebo is cool with the work she is doing in Bollywood.
Kareena told a leading magazine that she has no aspirations to act in Hollywood and is happy in making a space for herself in Hindi Cinema.
My priorities are very different. The kind of work that these girls have put in, you need to have that kind of dedication of wanting to achieve so much and do it so wonderfully. I don’t want to conquer the world but I don’t mind having a little place of my own. It’s as simple as that.
She also went on to add that she joined UNICEF to promote education for women because she regrets not having completed her education.
I am a celebrity advocate for UNICEF and we have worked closely over last four years for the education of the girl child in India. That is something I am passionate about because education is something I believe in completely. I couldn’t complete my education. I kind of rushed into films, so I think that’s a sensitive part of my life and I always regret that I never got to go to college.
4.Cuteness Alert: Vin Diesel’s Selfie With Deepika and Daughter
It can’t get cuter than this. Hollywood star Vin Diesel shared a selfie with Deepika Padukone and his daughter 15-month-old daughter Pauline. Deepika, who is shooting for her first Hollywood film xXx with Diesel, is seen cuddling baby Pauline, while Papa Diesel takes the picture.
Keep them coming!
5. Yami Gautam Is Head Over Heels In Love, Confirms Director Vivek Agnihotri
Junooniyat, featuring Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat, was such a debacle that no amount of publicity could save this rocking boat. Now the director of the film, Vivek Agnihotri has finally come out and spoken about why he doesn’t care about the film.
I don’t even care if it’s working or not working. I did my job in 2014 and gave it to the producers. I don’t know what they have done with it. From the bottom of my heart I don’t feel like commenting anything about them–Pulkit, Yami, Junooniyat or T-series, they are out my mind, my heart, my soul and I really don’t care.Vivek Agnihotri
He added: “I am not saying out of negativity. I did this film, I gave it to the producers after which they were suppose to shoot for two days. They did not shoot... I am sure T-series made money; they have sold the film to Vashu Bhagnani and they didn’t even care after that.”
He also spoke about how Pulkit and Yami are head-over-heels in love with each another.
They are really young kids, they don’t know how to handle things. Aur ab Yami ji ka bhi mai kya bolu, jab ishq ho jaata hai, aadmi ko toh woh alag hi duniya mai chala jaata hai. What can one say?Vivek Agnihotri
What can one say indeed!
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