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Priyanka Chopra to pen down her memoir, ‘Unfinished’

 

Bollywood crossover star Priyanka Chopra is set to publish a collection of personal essays and stories in a forthcoming memoir titled ‘Unfinished’.

UNIFINISHED PRIYANKA CHOPRA

The memoir is set to hit book stores in the UK next year through Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK. After appearing in more than forty Bollywood films, the 35-year-old shifted her base to the US a few years ago, to pursue a career in music, signing up with Jimmy Iovine’s Interscope Records.

She released a couple of songs featuring the likes of will.I.am and Pitbull to mixed reaction in the US. Being a superstar back home, her songs made it to top of charts in India.

Although her singing career never really took off and debut album never saw the light of the day, she turned back to acting and became the first Indian actor to be signed as the lead for a US TV show; Quantico. She has since starred in Baywatch with Dwayne Johnson and will be seen in the upcoming drama A Kid Like Jake, co-starring Jim Parsons and Octavia Spencer.

Chopra is living the American dream as she quickly became a household name in the US winning the People’s Choice Award, featuring on TIME magazine’s 100 issue and gracing countless magazine covers in addition to slaying it with her fashion choices on every red carpet. Being a close friend to Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, she created quite a splash with her stylish appearance at both, the Royal Wedding and private reception.

Speaking about ‘Unfinished’, Priyanka said: ‘The flavor of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me. I have always been a private person; I’ve never spoken about my feelings during my journey, but I am ready to do so now. I was raised to be fearless when it came to opinions, and I would like to tell my story in the hopes of inspiring people–especially women–to change the conversation, to shatter glass ceilings. Women are always told we can’t have everything. I want everything, and I believe anyone else can have it too. I’m proof of it.’

One of Priyanka’s fan was quick to point out that the title of the book had been revealed quite a while ago, during Chopra’s Vogue’s 73 Questions segment.

The actress has also been making headlines about her rumoured relationship with Nick Jonas, as the duo have been spotted on numerous occasions, including at Nick’s cousin’ wedding. The two are currently in India, where Priyanka is reportedly introducing Nick to her family and friends. We wonder if PC, as she is fondly called by her fans, will be spilling the beans about her liaison with the youngest Jonas Brother in the book.

We can’t wait!

Trailer: Priyanka plays a cop in ‘Jai Gangaajal’

Priyanka Chopra, who plays the fierce cop Abha Mathur in Jai Gangaajal, stuns in her khaki avatar and displays her acting prowess in her fierce and intense cop look.

Prakash Jha is marking his full-fledged acting debut with the movie and surprises with his earnest performance. Manav Kaul, who has played the antagonist, too is perfect in his role. Murli Sharma, Ninad Kamat, Vega Tamotia and Ayush Khedekar have also played key characters in the movie.

Jai Gangajal Priyanka ChopraThe film’s leading lady Priyanka Chopra, who is high on the success of Quantico and Bajirao Mastani, stated, “This is my quickest film ever. I was playing a tough character but it was still important for me to also be feminine. Abha celebrates womanhood yet she is authoritative. I enjoyed playing her as she is very classy, graceful and dignified. It’s a very relevant and important film.”

Talking about the movie, Prakash Jha said, “In a well-oiled system of the powerful, a female cop is brought in, as she is thought to be weak, pliable and easy to manipulate. However, things become difficult for them, when she comes into a confrontational mode. The only person who came to my mind while I was writing the unique character of Abha Mathur was Priyanka.”

Co-producer Milind Dabke added, “As a producer it becomes difficult to find a film like this, that’s meaningful yet commercially viable. We are glad to get associated with ‘Jai Gangaajal’ and to work with Priyanka Chopra, an international celebrity, and Prakash ji, a sensitive yet commercial maker.”

Written and directed by Prakash Jha, produced by Prakash Jha Productions and Play Entertainment and co-produced by Milind Dabke, Jai Gangaajal revisits the dusty heartland of Central India and examines the society–police relationship. Starring Priyanka Chopra, the movie is all set to release on 4th March, 2016.

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Trailer: ‘Bajirao Mastani’ – In UK cinemas on 18th December

Bajirao Mastani (2)It is truly a great time for cinema as once in every 50 years does a film of this caliber come from India.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is happy to introduce to audiences his longstanding dream, Bajirao Mastani, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone & Priyanka Chopra among others.

After piquing audience curiosity with the teaser and two spectacular songs (Deewani Mastani and Pinga) from the film, the filmmaker is all set to unleash his signature grandeur of Indian glory.

Eros International and Sanjay Leela Bhansali recely launched the trailer of the magnum opus, at a popular suburban multiplex. The trailer was received with an overwhelming response, as the audience and fans were completely arrested and spellbound by it

On the occasion said Sanjay Leela Bhansali, “Bajirao Mastani has been a story I have been yearning to tell .I have lived with it for several years and finally after a decade I this dream is being realized . Bajirao Mastani is a very intense love story …the dilemma of a man in love. Making this film has given me immense joy.”

Adds Sunil Lulla, Eros International, “It has been an honor and privilege to partner with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on this film. Bajirao Mastani has the potential of being remembered as a cult. The film promises to move you and leave you spell bound”.

Said Ranveer Singh, “Bajirao Mastani is an once-in-a-lifetime film.  Mr. Bhansali has taken me through layers of emotions, which I did not even know existed in me as an actor”.  ​

Added Deepika Padukone, “This film is definitely the toughest of my career. To play the legendary Mastani was such a dream and Sanjay sir knew exactly how he wanted me to play it. He is a director who pushes you and helps you discover something within yourself that you didn’t know existed”.

As a special surprise to the audience, Priyanka Chopra who is currently shooting for her hit international tv show in Montreal, joined the launch via live video conferencing.

Said Priyanka Chopra, “For me the film is poetry in motion. It is beautiful. Usually characters do not affect me but this film has.  There is so much emotional turmoil. It is definitely a milestone in my life”.

Eros International & Bhansali Production’s Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra,Milind Soman and Tanvi Azmi among others will release on in UK cinemas on 18th December,2015.

‘Bajirao Mastani’ Teaser released

Eros International has released the first look and a teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited Bajirao Mastani, the epic love story of an unsung warrior king and a fearless protector of the Maratha kingdom.

Watch the spectacular teaser of Bajirao Mastani on ErosNow:

Produced by Kishore Lulla & Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone & Priyanka Chopra. The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 18th December 2015. 

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Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani

Zoya Akhtar Brings Exotic Touch to Filming of Dil Dhadakne Do

Always the perfectionist, acclaimed director Zoya Akhtar has once again proved her film-making mettle by ensuring that the finer details for her forthcoming film Dil Dhadakne Do were in place. Zoya, who has a keen eye for detail, personally handpicked the stunning Mediterranean locations for the movie. Audiences will be treated to a visual feast of scenic spots, as the characters’ on-board antics are interspersed with various exotic locations, creating the perfect holiday canvas.

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 Amongst the beautiful locations seen in the film are cities in Turkey, such as Antalya, Cappadocia and Istanbul. The crew, guided by Zoya’s expertise, chose some breath-taking locations to shoot key scenes, capturing the essence of each city as well as the cultural and buzz of each. Some of the prime spots featured in the film include Taksim Square, Galata Street and Eminonu Promenade.

Dil Dhadakne Do is a bittersweet comedy drama about a family that takes a trip that changes them forever. Kamal And Neelam Mehra, one of the most popular couples in Delhi society are entering their 30th year of marriage. This is an occasion that calls for a lavish celebration in their circles. Kamal and Neelam take these social responsibilities very seriously and invite close family and friends on a 10 day cruise of Europe. Once on the ship, their lives start to unfold. Kamal is heading to bankruptcy; Neelam and him can barely tolerate each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to a lot of drama with her husband, and in laws who are also there. Their son Kabir, who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family, starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer on board the ship and realizes he is not cut out for business after all.

 Will the Mehra’s socially sink? How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? This is what Dil Dhadakne Do is about.

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Anushka & Priyanka Chopra sizzle in ‘Girls Like To Swing’

Coming fresh from the stables of Dil Dhadakne Do is another riveting, high-on-energy song called “Girls Like To Swing”. The soundtrack has been composed by the musical trioShankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while Sunidhi Chauhan has lent her voice to the number. The lyrics have been penned by Javed Akhtar and the chorus has been sung by Crystal Sequeira, Shannon Donald, Vivienne Pocha, Gwen Dias, Keshia Braganza, Suzanne D’Mello.

Fans of Anushka Sharma will see their desi girl twirl and swing effortlessly to lyrics like “Girls like to swing.. swing..Zara aage nikal ke.. swing..Naye rango mein dhal ke.. swing”… Accompanying her briefly on the dance floor is diva Priyanka Chopra where the two put on a great show and ooze ample chemistry.

The song is shot in a vintage style and has a great tempo. Along with Priyanka and Anushka, fans will get to see Ranveer Singh enjoying the Gatsby-esque performance by the divas.

Dil Dhadakne Do is a bittersweet comedy drama about a family that takes a trip that changes them forever. Kamal (Anil Kapoor) And Neelam Mehra (Shefali Shah), one of the most popular couples in Delhi society are entering their 30th year of marriage. This is an occasion that calls for a lavish celebration in their circles. Kamal and Neelam take these social responsibilities very seriously and invite close family and friends on a 10 day cruise of Europe. Once on the ship, their lives start to unfold. Kamal is heading to bankruptcy; Neelam and him can barely tolerate each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to a lot of drama with her husband, and in laws who are also there. Their son Kabir (Ranveer Singh), who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family, starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer (Anushka Sharma) on board the ship and realizes he is not cut out for business after all.

Will the Mehra’s socially sink? How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? This is what Dil Dhadakne Do is about.

The film is presented by Junglee Pictures and Excel Entertainment and produced by Excel Entertainment.

Dil Dhadakne Do is set to release internationally on June 5, 2015.

Farhan Akhtar & Priyanka Chopra Come Together For The First Time To Lend Vocals For “Dil Dhadakne Do” Title Track

International acting and singing sensation Priyanka Chopra has teamed up with Bollywood co-star, actor-producer Farhan Akhtar to lend her voice to the title track of this year’s most awaited release, Dil Dhadakne Do. Written by Javed Akhtar, the video of the song features Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma & Farhan Akhtar 

While Farhan has sung songs in movies like Rock On, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Priyanka had lend her voice for Bollywood movies like Mary Kom. But this will be the first time that the two performers will come together and create musical magic onscreen.

This song will mark a new milestone in Priyanka Chopra’s singing career. Her international singing debut was In My City feat. Will.i.am, while her second single Exotic was with international rapper Pitbull. Her third single I Can’t Make You Love Me went on to chart topping heights and was even featured in the top 100 international songs and albums. 

Dil Dhadakne Do is a comedy-drama set on a cruise ship. The story begins in the sparkling lifestyle of popular Delhi socialite couple Neelam and Kamal Mehra. In celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary, they invite their family and close friends for a 10-day cruise around Turkey. A holiday that will change the lives of the Mehras forever.

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ is presented by Junglee Pictures and Excel Entertainment, and produced by Excel Entertainment. The film is set to release internationally on 5th June 2015.

Ranveer & Farhan

Ranveer, Priyanka, Farhan

Farhan, Priyanka, Anushka, Ranveer

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ set to have audiences all at sea

Expect choppy seas and inclement weather this summer, as UK audiences are swept aboard a roller-coaster of emotion and drama with this summer’s most anticipated release Dil Dhadakne Do. Watch the trailer here:

Dil Dhadakne Do is a bittersweet comedy-drama that focuses on one dysfunctional family’s array of tangled and tumultuous relationships on the high seas, as the socially ambitious Mehra family embark on a 10-day cruise that changes their lives forever.

Dil Dhadakne Do boasts an impressive pool of talent, both in front and behind the camera; it is written and directed by Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), regarded as amongst India’s most critically and commercially successful female directors, and stars an A-list line-up of, including Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Shefali Shah (Monsoon Wedding, Gandhi, My Father), Priyanka Chopra (Fashion, Barfi, Mary Kom), Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat, Gunday), Anushka Sharma (PK) and Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag).

Dil Dhakane Do UK Release Eros International (1)Adding their heavyweight presenter credentials to the film is Junglee Pictures, an emerging film studio spanning the development of Hindi feature films internationally and Excel Entertainment, India’s most dynamic pioneers of contemporary Indian film production, co-founded by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The engaging musical score is penned by the acclaimed lyricists and music directors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Synopsis: Dil Dhadakne Do narrates the story of Kamal Mehra (Anil Kapoor) and his wife Neelam (Shefali Shah), one of the most popular couples in Delhi society, who decide to celebrate their forthcoming 30th wedding anniversary by planning a lavish 10–day cruise of Europe for their closest family and friends. 

Once on the ship, their picture-perfect lives start to unravel. Kamal is heading for bankruptcy and he and wife Neelam cannot tolerate being around each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha(Priyanka Chopra) is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to tensions with her husband and in-laws, who have also come along on the cruise. Completing the familial plotline is sonKabir (Ranveer Singh), who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family; but ever the dreamer, Kabir starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer onboard the ship and realises he is not cut out for business after all.

Will the Mehra’s socially sink?  How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ will have all the answers.

Dil Dhadakne Do is set to release in UK cinemas on 5th June 2015.

 

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First Look: ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

Priyanka ChopraExcel Entertainment has released first look images of actors Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma from their upcoming film, Dil Dhadakne Do.

The Zoya Akhtar directorial is a bittersweet comedy drama about a family that takes a trip that changes them forever.

Kamal and Neelam Mehra, one of the most popular couples in Delhi society are entering their 30th year of marriage. This is an occasion that calls for a lavish celebration in their circles. Kamal and Neelam take these social responsibilities very seriously and invite close family and friends on a 10 day cruise of Europe.

Once on the ship, their lives start to unfold. Kamal is heading to bankruptcy; Neelam and him can barely tolerate each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to a lot of drama with her husband, and in laws who are also there. Their son Kabir, who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family, starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer on board the ship and realizes he is not cut out for business after all.

Will the Mehra’s socially sink? How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? This is what Dil Dhadakne Do is about.

Dil Dhadakne Do is directed by Zoya Akhtar, presented by Junglee Pictures and Excel Entertainment and produced by Excel Entertainment.

The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 5th June 2015 through NYSE listed Bollywood studio Eros International.

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Priyanka Chopra surprises her staff with a gift hamper and a personal note!

Barfi! London Promotions with Ranbir and Priyanka International recording artist and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra  turned producer recently. The actress who is basking in all the praises for her performance in Mary Kom is quite in a happy space. 

Chopra, who recently signed an exclusive deal with ABC Network in the US, decided to surprise the members of her home production, Purple Pebble Pictures. 

Reason? The Gunday actress wanted to celebrate the occasion of their first commercial shoot.

Chopra recently completed the ad for Real Estate which the company designed and shot.

As a gesture of appreciation the actress sent a box of goodies including chocolates, cookies and champagne to her production team. The gift was also accompanied by a personalised hand written letters to all head-of-departments, staff members and executive producers of Purple Pebble Pictures.

Now that is sweet!

ABC Television Studios signs Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra's GUESS Holiday campaign. ©GUESS
Priyanka Chopra’s GUESS Holiday campaign. ©GUESS

International recording artist and Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra has inked a talent deal with the American Broadcasting Company – ABC.

This is the first state side development deal for Chopra, who is repped by Anjula Acharia Bath of DesiHits! and Creative Artist Agency (CAA) in the US.

Priyanka started her US career as a recording artist, signed to Interscope Records/Desi Hits and has since been the NFL’s Thursday Night Football featured artist, for which her track “In My City” is the franchise’s theme song. The sultry beauty also released popular singles, Exotic featuring Pitbull and I Can’t Make You Love Me, a cover of Bonnie Rait’s famous song. Chopra also became the first GUESS girl of a different ethnicity last year.

Considering her international appeal, ABC Television Studios has signed a one-year talent development deal with the talent powerhouse. Under the pact, ABC will develop a starring vehicle for Priyanka and will be designing a concept for her, targeted to fall in 2015.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Chopra said, “I’ve been a longtime fan of ABC shows, and an admirer of how the network has changed the landscape of TV through the diversity of their lead characters. As an intrinsic creative, I am drawn to opportunities that test me in new ways. I’m honored by the opportunity to share my talent with a game-changing network, and I’m very much looking forward to participate in this new endeavor.”

Priyanka is also currently working on Bollywood movies Dil Dhadakne Do and Bajirao Mastani, set to release in 2015 worldwide.

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Narendra Modi praises Priyanka Chopra’s effort

Priyanka Chopra in Marrakech This Children’s Day, National award winning actress and international recording artist, Priyanka Chopra, set an example by innovatively completing the “Swachh Bharat” challenge that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi nominated her for.

Priyanka Chopra despite having a choc-o-bloc schedule, ensured that she followed the challenge through, by personally identifying an area (ground in Yari Road, Versova) and putting together extra manpower and resources,to help give the people living in the area a fresh and clean start .

The actress hoped to set an example, documenting the entire process that looks to educate civilians ,on the importance of nurturing and maintaining a cleaner India.

The initiative that caught much traction on the social media front, was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took to a popular micro-blogging site to voice his praise.

Said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, “An innovative effort by @priyankachopra. It is a wonderful way to bring people together to create a Swachh Bharat. Kudos”.

“The aim was to initiate something small to help give the people living here a fresh start and now I hand it over to everyone to nurture and maintain ,helping us reach our goal of a better, cleaner India,” said Chopra.

Watch the actress completing her challenge here:

 

Priyanka Chopra sings John Lenon song IMAGINE for UNICEF

Priyanka Chopra sings John Lenon song IMAGINE for a special video on the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The actress has shot this video in collaboration with music producer and DJ David Guetta, artist Yoko Ono, and other artists such as will.i.am and Nicole Scherzinger.

IMAGINE: Every Child Counts, Every Voice Counts is a global initiative to raise awareness of children’s rights – and to raise funds to support UNICEF’s work to advance these rights for every child. They have taken legal permission from Yoko Ono to use the song. 

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka says,” An exciting aspect of my 8 year association with UNICEF has not only been the ability to make a tangible difference to the lives of so many young people, but also to use various innovations to create avenues to connect with a wider audience.  The Imagine Project is one such innovation and I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of this amazing cause with such an illustrious panel of contributors.  John Lennon has been a personal favorite of mine and his creation ‘Imagine’ so succinctly describes the scenario that we are all trying to achieve.  In his words… You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one… I hope someday you will join us and the world will be as one!”   

 

Priyanka and Salman dance at Arpita Khan’s wedding

Priyanka at Arpita Khans weddingInternational recording artist and actress Priyanka Chopra recently attended the wedding of Salman Khan’ sister Arpita Khan.

The actress and Salman have worked in many films together like Mujhse Shaddi Karogi and  Salaam E Ishq.

As per a source, at Arpita Khan’s wedding Salman and Priyanka danced on their hit numbers like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Lal Duppata, Saalam E Ishq and many others. Also present on the stage was Aamir Khan.

The actress also read Aprita’s wedding note for the family when the bride became emotional and couldn’t read further.

 

Priyanka to sing for ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

Raindrop MediaInternational recording artist and actress Priyanka Chopra will mark her Bollywood singing debut in Zoya Akhtar’s forthcoming film. Until now, Priyanka Chopra was not allowed to sing in her films as she was bound by a contract with an international music label that produced her singles.

However, for Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, the actress has lent her voice to one of the songs to go with the end credits. A source says, “Priyanka had recited some lines in Mary Kom which was a lullaby, not a proper song. In her upcoming film, she has sung a song that will be part of end credits. It is a fun composition and she really loved singing it. This is the first time that she has done playback singing for a Bollywood film.”

Before leaving for Los Angeles, the actress is said to have recorded the song in Mumbai. The music of the film has been composed by the Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy triumvirate.

The source adds, “Priyanka did record a song at Bandra studio before she went abroad. It is a solo track and has come out very well. There are also plans to shoot an accompanying video featuring Priyanka and her co-stars.”

Incidentally, back in 2005, Priyanka had declined the offer to sing the song Tinka Tinka for Karam as she wanted to concentrate on her acting career.

Listen: Priyanka Chopra releases first solo single, ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’

International actress and recording artist, Priyanka Chopra, has released her first solo single, ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’.

Listen to the song here:

The actress-turned-singer was signed to Universal Music, DesiHits and Interscope Records in late 2011. Priyanka released two singles, In My City and Exotic featuring will.I.am and Pitbull respectively, in the US and India last year. 

Speaking to BollyNewsUK at the sneak peek launch of the single in London a few months ago, Priyanka said, ““The single is called I Can’t Make You Love Me. It’s my first solo single and a cover of the same song by Bonnie Raitt. She is one of the people why I became a singer. My cover is really different because the original is a ballad and we have used dance music for my version of the song. When we were deciding on my next single, I really wanted I Can’t Make You Love Me to be my first solo single.”

According to InStyle.com, the track will also be a part of an upcoming Beats By Dr,Dre campaign in May for their new Pill XL sound box. The video of the song, directed by Jeff Nicholas and Jonathan Craven, will release worldwide next week.

Check out Priyanka Chopra at the GUESS store in London to launch a sneak peek of I Can’t Make You Love Me:

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Priyanka found ‘Asalaam-e-Ishqum’ filming difficult

Priyanka Chopra in GUNDAYInternational recording artist and actress Priyanka Chopra, who had to slip into several outfits like corsets, fishnet stockings, and train with French cabaret dancers for the song Asalaam-e-Ishqum from her forthcoming film Gunday, says it was difficult to do the track.

“It was a really tough song for me to do and I’m glad it’s being appreciated,” Priyanka said in a statement.

The video is inspired by the chic burlesque acts of the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret of Paris.

She reportedly had a tough time shooting for the song as her father (Ashok Chopra) passed away a few days before the shoot in the summer of 2013. The costumes too had to be created overnight.

“I really admire Priyanka for the courage and determination that she displayed during the shooting of the song. She put in all her pain and converted it into an intense energy, which has reflected in ‘Asalaam e Ishqum‘,” said director Ali Abbas Zafar.

Yash Raj Films will release Gunday in UK cinemas on 14th February 2014. 

Priyanka Chopra talks about her new single ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’

The gorgeous and world-famous Priyanka Chopra interacted with her fans at the Guess store on Regent Street, London yesterday. 

At the event, ‘Guess Loves Priyanka’, the international recording artist, actress and global face of Guess, gave fans a sneak preview of her upcoming solo single I Can’t Make You Love Me.

Priyanka also signed print catalogues of her Guess campaign,  Holiday 2013 shot by Bryan Adams, for over 200 fans.

The actress-turned-singer was signed to Universal Music, DesiHits and Interscope Records in late 2011. Priyanka released two singles, In My City and Exotic featuring will.I.am and Pitbull respectively, in the US and India last year. The event at Guess in London marks her first UK promotions as a recording artist and as the brand ambassador of Guess.   

Bringing Regent Street to a standstill while speaking to thousands of fans waiting outside the store, Priyanka said, “I keep coming to London and keep seeing you all. It feels really great that all of you have come here to see me.”

Priyanka is not new to being a brand ambassador for a global brand. She has been the face of Pepsi and Nokia among many others in India. But how does it work being a Guess girl for a western audience? “I don’t know how it’s going to work. I like to do new things and I am very proud to be a Guess girl. Guess has always had these beautiful blonde women as their brand ambassadors and I am really happy that I am the first Guess girl of a different ethnicity. I always like to do things better than what I have done before. That is what I am aiming at. I just really enjoyed shooting the campaign which was shot by Bryan Adams,” said Priyanka.

In the US, the PR blitz for the Guess campaign worked well with ads being featured in popular fashion magazines. “I haven’t actually seen all these magazines featuring the campaign but of course, it feels nice. I don’t know what Guess is planning for the UK market in terms of advertising as only they can answer that,” revealed Priyanka.

Talking about the new single which will release in the next few months, Priyanka said, “The single is called I Can’t Make You Love Me. It’s my first solo single and a cover of the same song by Bonnie Raitt. She is one of the people why I became a singer. My cover is really different because the original is a ballad and we have used dance music for my version of the song. When we were deciding on my next single, I really wanted I Can’t Make You Love Me to be my first solo single.”

The sultry star just finished filming the video of the song in LA which is directed by Jeff Nicholas and Jonathan Craven who recently directed Rihanna’s music video What Now. “I don’t know much about their previous work but yes we just shot the video in LA and they were amazing to work with,” said the Exotic singer.

Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik also asked Priyanka what item from the Guess store she would select if she was shopping for him. “A pair of jeans for sure. Guess sells amazing jeans and they suit anyone.”

Check out some more images by Hayat Khan here:

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Priyanka Chopra at GUESS Store in London (6)

Priyanka Chopra at GUESS Store in London (5)

Priyanka Chopra at GUESS Store in London (4)

Priyanka at Guess store in London (3)

Priyanka Chopra at GUESS Store in London (2)

Priyanka Chopra at GUESS Store in London (1)

Priyanka Chopra at Guess store in London

International recording artist and actress Priyanka Chopra met fans and signed autographs at the Guess flagship store on Regent Street in London today.

Chopra, the new international face of GUESS, shot her black & white campaign for the company last year with Bryan Adams.

The former Miss World is also signed to Universal Music, Interscope, RedOne Records and DesiHits for a worldwide music album.

In a first, the actress-turned-singer gave fans and the press a sneak preview of her forthcoming single I Can’t Make You Love Me at the Guess store.

Check out exclusive photos of the event by Hayat Khan here:

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (8)

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (7)

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (6)

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (5)

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (4)

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (3)

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (2)

 

Priyanka at Guess store in London (1)

 

Meet the characters of ‘Gunday’

Find out more about the character of Gunday, releasing in UK cinemas on 14th February 2014 through Yash Raj Films.

Ranveer Singh as ‘Bikram’
This is 1987 and Calcutta lives and swears by the legend of Bikram and Bala. If Bala is the muscle, Bikram is the mind. Bikram, the elder of the inseparable duo, is the driving force of their illegal business. Ruggedly handsome, charming with a deep inner strength, Bikram will go to any extent for those he loves. His maturity belies his age and experience. He trusts his guts and sticks to his guns.

Gunday - UK Release (3)

Gunday - UK (1)

Arjun Kapoor as ‘Bala’
If Bikram is the ice, Bala is the fire. Younger of the two, he is impulsive like a child and possesses a tendency to boil over at odd confrontations. Strongly built, Bala is passionate and fiercely loyal to the one close to his heart. He is expressive and honest and doesn’t know when to hold back his emotions. An artist at heart, he is gracious and generous with the needy. He lets his actions speak more than his words, especially at the heat of the moment.

Gunday - UK Release (5)

Gunday - UK Release

Priyanka Chopra as ‘Nandita’
At a time when Calcutta saw the rise of Bikram and Bala, another name became just as known… Nandita. There was a mystery to Nandita, a pretty Calcutta girl by daytime, she transforms into an alluring diva by evening. All admirers who ever set foot on the Calcutta cabaret floor, vouched for one thing – Nandita was the most beautiful dancer to have ever graced a night-club. It was her beauty and charisma that drew Bikram and Bala to her instantly.

Gunday - UK (3)

Gunday - UK (2)

Gunday - UK Release (2)

Irrfan Khan as ‘Satya’
ACP Satyajeet Sarkaar, is a rogue cop who is a legend within the Calcutta Police. He has a history of catching the most notorious of criminals by playing by his own unconventional rules. He enjoys a good duel with his adversaries. A scheming mind, a crafty warrior and a man with an ice cool temperament – he is a great judge of a situation. Whether to go for a kill or to hold back, not many are blessed with such strategic insights. His demeanour keeps him one step ahead of his opponents.

Gunday - UK Release (1)

Gunday - UK