QuickE: Priyanka Made Nick Cry; Bachchan Remembers Balraj Sahni

1. When Priyanka Chopra Made Nick Jonas Cry

Priyanka Chopra has introduced Nick Jonas to several Hindi films. 

In a recent interview to MTV, Priyanka Chopra revealed that she showed Nick Jonas her latest film The Sky Is Pink, and suggested that though Nick isn’t much of a “crier” he did seem to tear up during the film. The Sky Is Pink, directed by Shonali Bose, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival recently.

When asked if Priyanka had exposed Nick and his family to Indian cinema, PC said that she showed Nick The Sky Is Pink besides a few other Hindi films. However, she also added that she still hasn’t shown any Bollywood movies to the rest of the Jonas family. “They just came into my life last year,” explained Priyanka, “it’ll take a second,” she said laughing.

Priyanka also added that Nick in turn had exposed her to the culture of sports since Priyanka wasn’t into sports and Nick is a sports fanatic. “So now we go to games all the time and I’m starting to get into it,” said Priyanka during the interview, describing how they’ve exposed each other to different cultures.

See an excerpt from Priyanka Chopra’s interview below:

The Sky Is Pink features Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Brian Nathan in the lead besides Priyanka and is expected release worldwide on 11 October 2019.

2. Shah Rukh Khan Speaks Out About the Films He’s Reportedly Signed

Shah Rukh Khan with Anushka Sharma .

There’s been a lot of speculation about Shah Rukh Khan’s next film. An entertainment website had recently reported that Shah Rukh Khan has said yes to a film under the YashRaj Films banner, which will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. The report also said that the film would be a special one because it would also mark the 50-year anniversary of YRF in 2020.

However, in his new tweet on Sunday morning, SRK has quashed all reports and rumours of him having signed any film. “Boys & girls I do a film when I say I am doing it....otherwise it’s just post truth.” tweeted the star.

For more read the complete story on The Quint here.

3. Take a Look at Shahid Kapoor’s Transformation on Koffee With Karan Over 17 Years

Shahid Kapoor has made 5 appearances on Koffee With Karan.

Shahid Kapoor made his first appearance on the popular celebrity chat show Koffee With Karan in 2004, he made his last appearance on the show 13 years later in 2017 along with his wife Mira Rajput and what a change it has been.

Over the years, Shahid Kapoor has made 5 appearances on Koffee With Karan, of which two of them have been with actors who he was dating at the time - Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Here’s a quick look at who Shahid came with on Koffe With Karan in which year:

  • 2004 with Esha Deol
  • 2007 with Kareena Kapoor
  • 2010 with Priyanka Chopra
  • 2014 with Sonakshi Sinha
  • 2017 with Mira Rajput

Star World has now compiled an episode of the best of Shahid Kapoor and his transformation over the years as seen on Koffee With Karan. From talking about dating Kareena to joking about Priyanka Chopra waking up in his bedroom, viewers get a glimpse of how Shahid has evolved over the years in a single episode.

Watch the trailer of Koffee Time Machine featuring Shahid Kapoor here:

4. Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta Pay Tribute to Kathak Master Veeru Krishnan

Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor with Pandit Veeru Krishnan in Raja Hindustani.

Kathak master and Bollywood actor Pandit Veeru Krishnan who is most popular for his role as Gulab Singh in the Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor-starrer Raja Hindustani passed away on Saturday in Mumbai.

Besides Raja Hindustani, Veeru Krishnan was also part of hit films like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Ishq and Raja. Priyanka Chopra remembered the late Veeru Krishnan on social media and posted a heartfelt message which said that, Veeru Krishnan taught her to dance when she had two left feet.

For more, read the complete story on The Quint here.

5. Effortless and Simple Is How Amitabh Bachchan Remembers Balraj Sahni

Amitabh Bachchan with Parikshat Sahni at the book launch of The Non-Conformist: Memories Of My Father Balraj Sahni.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was all praises for the late Bollywood legend Balraj Sahni when he launched a book on the latter’s life written by his son Parikshit Sahni. Bachchan said there was a refined smoothness in all performances of Balraj Sahni.

"When I saw Balraj (Sahni) ji on the screen it was not about the character that he was playing I saw but only the purity of his heart; the way he spoke, moved and expressed himself was unique and straight from his heart. There was a refined smoothness in all his performances," said Big B, while interacting with the media at the launch of his friend and colleague Parikshat Sahni's book titled The Non-Conformist: Memories Of My Father Balraj Sahni on Saturday evening in Mumbai.

"“He was so effortless on screen that you never felt he was performing. It was so real and simple. When you ask somebody on the streets about his acting, people would say whenever he used to recite a dialogue, it used to feel like he is speaking the truth and that’s a great compliment for an actor because many of us are incapable of getting that kind of compliment from a man of the streets.”" - Amitabh Bachchan on Balraj Sahni

Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan arrive at the book launch.

Balraj Sahni is best known for his performances in films like Dharti Ke Lal (1946), Do Bigha Zameen (1953), Kabuliwala (1961), Garm Hawa (1973) and Waqt (1965). Asked to name his favourite Balraj Sahni film, Big B replied: "There is such a vast repertoire, so it is very difficult to name one but I feel Do Bigha Zamin, Kabuliwala', Waqt and an incredible performance in Garm Hawa. I thought it was one of his absolute and ultimate performances till date."

Balraj Sahni was known as a director's actor and he never used to interfere with scripts. Bachchan is also known for the same quality. In this connection, Bachchan said: "I think the essence of every film is what comes out of a writer's pen and I think that needs to be respected. I also believe that he is the one who designs an entire film. He thinks about the mindset of the characters and their look. He decides how the actors are going to say their lines and he decides where the film has to be shot in terms of locations."

"I am sure this is in conjunction with director but if he has gone through so much trouble to do that then, I don't think I have any right, if I am a professional and I have agreed contractually to follow what the director has ask me to follow because they (writer and director) are the most important people in every film," he said.

"I just do it out of my respect and regard for the writer. I feel once it is written, I do believe that is final. You can have differences in opinions so you have to seat with each other before going on the sets but once you are in front of the camera then, you don't argue. You just do what is asked you to do," he added.

For more, read the complete story on The Quint here.

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