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Spotted: Huma Qureshi & Saqib Saleem in London

Bollywood actress, Huma Qureshi, and her brother, fellow actor Saqib Saleem, recently met cast members of the super hit West End musical, Wicked, backstage post the performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. 

Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Wicked cast (3)

Huma and Saqib are currently in London filming until August. 

Anushka Sharma is ‘excited to shoot for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in London’

Photo: Prasad Naik
Photo: Prasad Naik

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has said that she is excited for the UK schedule of Karan Johar’s next directorial, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

The NH10 actress spoke to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik for BollyNewsUK and said that she can’t wait to get back to acting after promotional activities for her latest movies.

Speaking about filming Dharma Productions’ Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in the English capital, Sharma said, “I am very excited as I love the energy in the UK. I feel like I am at home when I am in the UK for some reason. I have been promoting my film non-stop and I will be promoting Bombay Velvet next. I can’t wait to get back to my real job and that is acting.”

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is directed by Karan Johar and stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.

 

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!

Varun Dhawan opens up about depression


Varun DhawanBollywood actress Deepika Padukone has pledged to create awareness about depression, anxiety and mental health this year. The 29-year-old star decided to do so after experiencing the same last year and also recently spoke out in detail about battling depression and receiving treatment for it, which she says helped her get back on track.

Now young actor Varun Dhawan opened up to UK Bollywood journalist Sunny Malik about being depressed during the making of his forthcoming release, Badlapur.

When asked whether the Main Tera Hero actor was depressed while making the dark noir-drama, Dhawan said, ” I was depressed. I was not clinically declared depressed but I was heading there. I was very sad to a certain degree. I don’t want to use the term ‘depression’ loosely because it’s a serious illness. It definitely effected my mental health. I was prescribed and did see a Doctor for it as well.”

Speaking about what triggered feelings of depression in him, the actor said, “I don’t know. But maybe because I am young and I had not seen the things I got to see during the making of Badlapur. I think, that is why it hit me harder than it would affect a person older than me.”

Varun also said that people have a perception that these things don’t happen to stars. “They should know that we are also normal people.”

Varun Dhawan will next be seen in Badlapur, releasing worldwide and in UK cinemas on 20th February through Eros International.

Interview: Hrithik Roshan talks about ‘Bang Bang’

Bang Bang - Hrithik Roshan - Katrina Kaif - UK  (9)Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is returning to UK cinemas with Bang Bang this week, the official remake of Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day.

Bang Bang is directed by Sidharth Anand and also stars the most sought-after Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif. 

Filmed extensively across the globe including in the United States, India, Greece, Thailand, the Czech Republic, and Abu Dhabi, the wildly anticipated adventure romance will release in UK cinemas on 2nd October 2014 through 20th Century Fox.

Cineworld Unlimited customers can watch the film at exclusive Unlimited screening nationwide on 1st October 2014. 

Read on to find out what Hrithik Roshan has to say about the film and much more…

Why did you decide to do Bang Bang?
I always look to do something that is challenging and Bang Bang excited me right from the word go. It is a very special film for me, in fact, it is one of best films to date. Bang Bang has everything – action, romance, music, fun, adventure. It is a total entertainer and I enjoyed everything about this movie. It has been an honour to work with Siddharth Anand who has made this incredible movie and Katrina Kaif who I think is one of the most professional actors that I have worked with. Her dedication is unparalleled and that is why she is where she is today.

You have done some death-defying stunts in the film. Why take the risk?
I love the adrenaline rush. I’m an extreme guy and I love doing the action myself. It gives me a high. I have never shot such action sequences in my life – it is definitely a first in Bollywood and I thoroughly enjoyed doing them. We had an incredible crew who took care of me when I was jumping of rooftops or driving a bike or the F1 car and water skiing while attached to a sea-plane or doing the incredible stunt with the fly board that people are really loving. I mean I had a great time doing these extreme action stunts. The risk involved is the high but when you have a team that looks after you and makes sure that you are safe, there is nothing to worry. I trusted them with my eyes closed.


You said Bang Bang has everything but how would you describe the movie?
Bang Bang has everything for everyone. It is a masala movie, a complete family entertainer. I know people are calling it an action film but to me it’s a romantic film at its core. Yes, there is action and incredible never-seen-before action but it revolves around a simple, beautiful love story between my character and Katrina’s. That’s the differentiator of the film. I loved the film when I read it and it was the love story in the middle of the thrill and action that attracted me a lot.

Everyone is going ga-ga about your MJ moves in the Bang bang title track.
Yes, the reaction to the song has been incredible and I thank everyone for the love that they have showered on me and Bang Bang. When Sid first told me about the concept, I wasn’t sure as no one can do what MJ did. But then I thought MJ was an inspiration to me and now that I’m getting a chance to give a tribute to him why should I not. I have given the God of dancing my humble tribute in my own style. I’m very happy that people are liking that. I have not tried to copy because you can’t copy MJ so I danced his moves in my own way and I had a blast. I love the title track. It’s subtle and a really cool dance number. And I danced with all my heart and so did Katrina. She is an outstanding dancer and we had a great time dancing to this song.

Your chemistry with Katrina is being talked about a lot. Katrina and you have
teamed up after the successful Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. How was it working
with her?
I’m really happy that our pairing has been accepted by the audiences and that they are liking what we have done in Bang Bang. It was great working with her as usual. She is a fantastic co-worker. She is extremely professional, very hard-working and has great work ethics. If you see her career graph, these are the values that has made her one the most successful actors that she is today. Katrina is fun to work with and I hope people love the work that we have done in Bang Bang.

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Spotted: Anushka Sharma at Burberry Prorsum S/S15 Show in London

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma attended the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear S/S15 Show in London yesterday. 

Burberry previewed its Prorsum Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 collection; live from its custom-built venue in London’s Kensington Gardens.

The collection, named ‘The Birds and The Bees’, includes bright book cover designs, oversize butterfly prints and hand-drawn honey bees, which were referenced on the hand-painted runway and illustrated on the transparent roof above the 1500 guests.

Check out photos of the Band Baaja Baraat star at the show here:

Front Row at the Burberry Prorsum Spring_Summer 2015 Show

 

Anushka Sharma, Ko So Young, Joey Yung at the Burberry Prorsum Spring_Summer 2015 Show

 

Anushka Sharma at the Burberry Prorsum Spring_Summer 2015 Show

Kareena Kapoor Khan visits Madame Tussauds London

Kareena Kapoor Madame Tussauds LondonAward winning Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan, recently visited her staggeringly lifelike wax figure at Madame Tussauds London and gave its glamorous new look her seal of approval after donating a stunning new outfit. The figure has undergone a dazzling restyle and now wears a beautiful red sari with gold waist detailing and jewellery inspired by the outfit worn by Kareena in the film Ra.One while performing the song ‘Chammak Chalo’. Fans can visit Kareena’s figure for a limited time this summer, before it returns to Madame Tussauds Blackpool in the Autumn.

On seeing her redressed wax figure, Khan said: “The sari looks really pretty, really spectacular – and I always think that the figure’s eyes are just like mine.”

She added, “I wanted my fans to see my figure in an outfit that was known and loved from one of my films, and my favourite outfit to wear out is a sari, so I jumped at the chance to redress my Madame Tussauds figure in one. This is a moment I’ll treasure forever.”

Kareena’s figure was originally launched wearing a striking black outfit with silver jewelled embillishment. The actress gave our creative team a sitting in Mumbai, where they took hundreds of precise measurements and reference photographs, and was closely involved in styling the overall look of her figure. In all, the figure took the talented team four months to complete at a cost of £150,000.

Fans can visit Kareena’s redressed figure in our incredibly popular Bollywood area, alongside four other major names in Indian cinema – Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan. The world famous attraction recently gave fans the opprtunity to choose which female Bollywood star (between Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone) will be honoured with a wax figure next year via an online public poll, and will announce the results soon.

CBS offers Mallika Sherawat a role in top prime-time show

MallikaThe largest Broadcast Network in America, CBS, has offered Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat a role in one of their top prime-time shows.

Mallika will join the cast of Hawaii Five-O, a top-rated American TV show, that airs all over the world.

The part that she will be playing on the show is being kept secret, but what we know is that due to her contractual obligation, she had to cancel a previous engagement at the prestigious English university, Oxford, where Ms. Sherawat was scheduled to participate in a debate.

She expressed particular regret at having to miss this opportunity to address an issue close to her heart – that of women’s rights & equality but the filming contract, to which she is obligated, had no flexibility for her to make the trip to Oxford.