Priyanka Chopra is teaming up with Sienna Miller for her next Hollywood project, a screen adaptation of Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s novel Secret Daughter
Priyanka Chopra and Sienna Miller
What trumps seeing Priyanka Chopra on screen? Seeing Priyanka on screen with Sienna Miller. The actor is teaming up with the British star for her next Hollywood project, a screen adaptation of Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s novel Secret Daughter. The film, to be helmed by Singaporean director Anthony Chen, traces the lives of two women interconnected by a child. While Kavita, the poor Mumbai woman is compelled to save her newborn’s life by giving her away, San Francisco-based Somer discovers that she may never be able to have children. Besides the adaptation, Priyanka has Russo Brothers’ Citadel, and Ending Things in her kitty. She is also slated to begin filming Jee Le Zara, along with Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt, later this year.
Prepping for the kill
Instead of taking a break after wrapping up Ek Villain Returns, Arjun Kapoor has dived headlong into his next. The actor has begun prepping for Ajay Bahl’s The Lady Killer which goes on floor in the first week of April. He will soon head to north India for a month-long schedule. “Arjun has been devoting a few hours every day to prepare for his character,” reveals a source. The movie sees him play a small town playboy falling in love with a self-destructive beauty.
Some relief for Salman
For nearly 25 years, Salman Khan has been making appearances in courts in the blackbuck poaching case. On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court accepted his plea to hear the three petitions related to the case. This comes after the actor had filed a petition in the Sessions Court to transfer the pending appeal to the HC. “After a brief hearing, Justice PS Bhati granted permission to transfer the two petitions to the High Court, where one petition by the state is already pending. Now, the hearing of all these cases will happen at one place, which will save valuable time,” Salman’s legal counsel was quoted as saying.
Ready for part two
Even before the release of Attack Part 1, actor-producer John Abraham has started gearing up for the second instalment, like he promised during the trailer launch of the first edition. “We have the script ready and the studio is on board,” says the actor, who got Jayantilal Gada’s PEN Studios on board even before the first film, which also features Jacqueline Fernandez and Rakul Preet Singh, hit theatres. While he accepts that he is no trade expert, John is confident that the film will take the story ahead. He also emphasised that the team wants to take the franchise forward.
Ranveer as Disco King?
From introducing Hindi cinema to disco, to his flamboyant personality, the late Bappi Lahiri’s life is worthy of a retelling. It turns out that the Lahiris were developing a biopic on him, and had met some filmmakers weeks before the musician-singer passed away. In a recent interview, son Bappa Lahiri revealed that Bappi da wanted his favourite actor Ranveer Singh to play him on screen. While they have made significant progress in developing the script, Bappa said that they haven’t reached the stage where they can approach the Gully Boy actor.
Packing a paanch!
While their first collaboration, Shoebite, is yet to see the light of the day, Amitabh Bachchan and Shoojit Sircar have delivered a hat-trick with Pink, Piku and Gulabo Sitabo. Now, we hear that the megastar is playing a pivotal role in the filmmaker’s next. Big B recently shared a picture of himself on social media and wrote, “Travelled and ‘pinked’ up... a new day, a new film, a new learning each day.” Turns out, he was on his way to Kolkata to shoot for Shoojit’s movie, which marks their fifth collaboration.
Most of us save images of our near and dear ones as our mobile phone’s display picture. Ranbir Kapoor is no different. For his phone’s wallpaper, the Brahmastra actor has saved an image of his late father, Rishi Kapoor raising a toast. Given how the late legend celebrated life even as he battled cancer, this is probably the perfect picture to remember him by.
What’s with the finger, DP?
Deepika Padukone, who is currently in Spain for the shoot of Pathaan with Shah Rukh Khan, made headlines on Monday for showing the middle finger to the prying lensmen. Sharing the picture of the actor making the gesture, a paparazzo wrote on social media, “Deepika Padukone’s gesture was probably directed at those who took photos of the shoot from the public street.” She is reportedly upset about her pictures in a yellow swimsuit finding their way online last week. Well, DP should know that shooting outdoors comes with the risk of pictures being leaked.