After the release date announcement of Katrina Kaif-starrer 'Phone Bhoot', there’s talk that she ties the knot with beau Vicky Kaushal on December 9
Katrina Kaif. Pic/Satej Shinde
After Sooryavanshi, Katrina Kaif’s next, Phone Bhoot, will hit screens on July 15, 2022, a day ahead of her birthday. On Friday, the makers announced the release date of Gurmmeet Singh’s horror-comedy co-starring Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter. A section of netizens was more keen to know about Kat’s rumoured wedding date. There’s talk that she ties the knot with beau Vicky Kaushal on December 9. The couple prefers to keep mum.
The choice is clear
Aamir Khan strives to entertain people, and the notion that he takes interest “only in making socially-relevant films is untrue.” On Friday, while virtually addressing the annual session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, the actor-filmmaker said that he “usually follows his gut instinct, which has sometimes prompted his choice of films.” The superstar further said that he gets attached to the story of a film during the shoot. “I don’t have preconceived notions. I am very open.” Mr Perfectionist added that one should not take film awards seriously. It is well-known that Khan feels awards galas are staged and do not honour those who deserve them.
Party time for Bebo
Kareena Kapoor Khan had a reason to make merry with her girl gang. On Thursday, she hosted a Thanksgiving party, which was attended by sister Karisma, buddies Malaika Arora and Mallika Bhat. Bebo’s bougainvillea-lined terrace is proving to be a hotspot for bashes over sumptuous food. “Gobble till you wobble,” wrote Arora.
All is well between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. Amid rumours of trouble in their marital life, after PeeCee dropped Jonas from her name on Instagram, she shared a post, which read, “So much to be grateful for... friends and family. I love you, Nick.” It appears the surname stunt was a publicity gimmick for the Jonas Brothers Family Roast. Any attention is good.
The capital connection
Bollywood continues its fascination to shoot in Delhi against the backdrop of winter. Karan Johar is shooting for the Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani in the national capital. Rohit Dhawan is also shooting for his directorial venture, Shehzada, starring Kartik Aaryan in the cool climes. The unit is filming in the old parts of the city, including the Jama Masjid. Earlier, Luv Ranjan also shot for his untitled romantic drama, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, in the capital.
Life is better on the boat
A day after the trailer release of Atrangi Re, it was back to work for Sara Ali Khan. She was spotted at Versova jetty on her way to Madh Island to save the long commute via road. The actor was listening to Punjabi singer Harrdy Sandhu’s chartbusters on loop. Pic/Yogen Shah
On Friday, Anya Singh and Nakuul Mehta began shooting for the second season of the web series, Never Kiss Your Best Friend. The unit is shooting for the ZEE5 show in London. “Can’t keep calm. It will answer the quintessential question: Can you be friends with your ex?” posted Mehta.
Ready to bowl
The first teaser of 83 was unveiled on Friday, ahead of the trailer launch on November 30. Kabir Khan’s film revolves around India’s historical 1983 Cricket World Cup win. The first look shows the World Cup-winning ball where Madan Lal (played by Harrdy Sandhu) bowled to Vivian Richards and Kapil Dev (essayed by Ranveer Singh) took the catch. Singh posted, “The greatest story. The greatest glory. 83 releasing in cinemas on December 24, 2021, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.”
On Friday, Arjun Rampal celebrated his 49th birthday. Ladylove Gabriella Demetriades showered love by sharing loved-up pictures. “Have the best year, baby. We love you,” she wrote. Demetriades added, “Thank you for lighting up our lives, there is no one quite like you. You surprise me every day, keep being the lion that you are.” Rampal’s kids, Mahikaa, Myra and Arik extended a helping hand in the cake-cutting.
Back at work
Kirron Kher, who had been undergoing treatment for blood cancer, has begun shooting for India’s Got Talent. She returns as a judge on the reality show, alongside Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Badshah. Shetty shared a behind-the-scenes video from the set and said that she could not help but marvel at Kher’s jewellery and sarees. The veteran actor, who has been judging the show since it started in 2009, says India’s Got Talent has always been close to her heart.
Make a deal
Rannvijay Singha will host the desi version of the international show Shark Tank, which goes on air next month. It will provide an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to experienced investors and trade experts. Singha will act as a guide for the audience by simplifying the business deals. “I have been a fan of the global version of Shark Tank and have enjoyed watching it with family. I always believed that if a show like this comes to India, it will help uplift so many business aspirants here,” he says.