QuickE: Priyanka Shares Jonas Video; TV Serials Campaign for Modi

1. Priyanka Chopra Shares Nick Jonas Dancing to ‘Meri Pant Bhi Sexy’

Priyanka Chopra shares a hilarious video of Nick Jonas.

Priyanka Chopra has just gone ahead and made the Jonas Brothers’ new music video Cool a lot cooler. The music video which premiered on 4 April has become a rage on the internet. The 80s styled retro video featuring the Jonas Brothers has now been fused with one of Govinda’s hit numbers by a fan.

An edited version of the Cool music video with Nick Jonas in the spotlight has been cut to Govinda’s popular song Meri Pant Bhi Sexy... from the 1994 film Dulaara in which Govinda starred with Karisma Kapoor. The remixed video was posted by a fan on social media and Priyanka Chopra was sporting enough to share the video on her social media as well.

The video shows Nick Jonas almost lip sync to the lyrics and track of Meri Pant Bhi Sexy... Check out the re-edited music video here:

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2. Guess Who Amitabh Bachchan Just Called His “Dearest Friend”?

Amitabh Bachchan in Piku

Actor Amitabh Bachchan is perhaps one of the most active members of the film industry on social media. On early Sunday morning, 12.54 am to be precise (when does Mr Bachchan sleep?), Big B tweeted that Abhishek Bachchan is his “dearest friend”. The superstar not only put down an emotional message but also tweeted out pictures of the father and son duo together.

"When he not just wears your shoes, but also shares the same number of chairs to sit on, then he is not just a son but your dearest friend," is what Amitabh Bachchan shared with his fans and followers on Twitter.

Both Amitabh and Abhishek are seen in the pictures sitting on four stacked up plastic chairs deep in conversation with each other. The location of the photograph is the sets of Amitabh Bachchan’s Tamil film, Uyarndha Manithan.

Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan in conversation on the sets of a Tamil film.

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3. Aamir Khan Bumps Into His “Favourite” Chiranjeevi at the Airport

Aamir Khan with Chiranjeevi.

Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan says that southern megastar Chiranjeevi, whom he accidentally ran into at an airport in Japan, will always be an inspiration for him.

"Ran into one of my favourite actors, superstar Chiranjeevi at Kyoto airport. What a pleasant surprise. Discussed his new project about freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. You are always such an inspiration Sir. Love," Aamir tweeted on Sunday.

Aamir also shared a candid picture with Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi was on a holiday with his wife in Japan. Over the course of last week, his daughter Sushmita Konidela has been sharing pictures of their trip on her Instagram page. Chiranjeevi will return to the sets of his upcoming Telugu magnum opus Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy from next week.

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4. Will Smith Shares Pictures of His “India Experience”

Will Smith shares his photos shot while in India.

Actor Will Smith has put out a message on his Instagram describing his visit to India last year. Smith calls the trip to India an experience that has awakened a new understanding of himself. “My Grandmother used to say, “God Teaches through Experience”. Traveling to India & Experiencing the colors, people and natural beauty has awakened a new understanding of myself, my Art & the Truths of the world,” wrote the actor on his Instagram page while also sharing pictures of his India trip.

The Hollywood actor was in India in October 2018, to shoot for his show Will Smith’s Bucket List, which is a weekly series for Facebook’s new video service Facebook Watch. On the show, Will Smith travels around the globe and takes up new challenges.

Smith’s visit to India included dancing in a big Bollywood film, which he did by being a part of the upcoming film Student of the Year’s song with Tiger Shroff. Apart from Mumbai, Smith also travelled to Haridwar and visited the Taj Mahal.

Take a look at the pictures Smith shared on Instagram from his India visit in the full story here on The Quint.

5. A Modi Biopic, NaMo TV, and Now TV Serials Campaigning For Modi?

Zee TV serials now promote PM Modi.

Some of Zee Entertainment’s popular television shows are now blatantly pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image and the schemes that have been announced under the BJP government. With the General Elections just days away, the ruling party seems to be leaving no platform bereft of their covert or outright promotional activity on behalf of the prime minister.

Here are examples from two popular television serials, both on the Zee Entertainment Network’s group of channels, that are openly propagating Narendra Modi’s image and the Swachh Bharat campaign, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Gas Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana on their shows.

The Glorification of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

These clips tweeted by @Victimgames show an episode of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! highlighting the information that the government has built 9 crore toilets under its Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, saying that now Indian citizens no longer have to relieve themselves in public.

Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! promoting PM Modi and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

That aside, the dialogue writer of the episode, which aired on 4 April, has the best of adjectives to describe the current PM (without naming him) in these words:

"“Ek woh aadmi hai jo din bhar desh ki akhandta aur swachhta ki baat karta hai...” (And then there’s a man who talks about the country’s oneness and cleanliness all day...)"


"“Jaise hamari aaj ki sarkar poore josh kharosh se lagi hui hai ki bharat ki ekta aur akhandta ko khatra na pahunche, swachhta abhiyan ki baat kar rahi hai. Aaj ek karmat, sushil, gyaani, atulniya purush ki wajah se hum swachhta ki vatavaran mein saans le rahe hain.” (We have a government today that is focused enthusiastic about protecting India’s unity, that is talking about a cleanliness drive. Today, because of one hardworking, sincere, wise, extraordinary man, we can breathe in a clean environment.)"

Another episode of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!, which aired on 5 April, plugs the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Gas Yojana, while publicising information that 5 crore households will benefit from it and that it will generate 1 lakh jobs.

Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! promoting PM Modi and Ujjwala Gas Yojana.

Again there is a glorification of PM Narendra Modi with a not-so-subtle reference to the ‘Modi hai toh mumkin hai’ slogan.

“Aapko pata hai ab kuch bhi namumkin nahin hai, sab kuch mumkin hai. Aur yeh sab mumkin woh kiye hain jo hum sab ke beech mein se nikal kar aaye hain (You know that now nothing is impossible, everything is possible. And the one who has made all this possible is one who rose up from amongst us),” says the wife to her husband in the show.

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