Priyanka Chopra Talks About Playing Kashibai

Priyanka Chopra

In an exclusive interview with Bollywoodlife.com, Priyanka Chopra spoke of her latest role, playing Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. The film which has garnered much attention has received exceptional recognition from fans and film critics alike.

The actress expressed her thoughts upon playing the pivotal role, revealing that she wouldn’t have agreed to the decisions Kashibai makes regarding Bajirao’s relationship with Mastani.

“To play a character that I don’t agree with, as a woman if my husband fell in love with someone else I would say thank you very much, goodbye! I am out! Kashi did that in her own way also, she said I love you enough to see you happy, if you are happy with her please go just don’t come back to my door, which at that time was a big deal. Kashi was forogtten in history , nobody talks about her, nobody knows of her, because Bajirao and Mastani’s story is so forbidden and so epic, and hats off to Sanjay sir for giving her such a strong voice.”

Priyanka went on to discuss, her belief in Bhansali’s cinematic creation of films was what made her determined to play the role even more, despite the director assuming she wouldn’t have accepted it.

“I always knew Kashi was an amazing role, I was the first person to be cast for the film. I remember when I was doing Mary Kom, Sanjay sir said she won’t do it, and we discussed it. For me what was wonderful about Kashi was that am a greedy Sanjay Bhansali fan, am a believer in his world and cinema. I can talk to him for hours about films and his acute understanding of human emotions and that is what Kashi was for me. I used to look forward to coming on the set all dressed up as Kashi. He throws googlys, and am an actor who loves hitting a six when its thrown at me.”

Recounting how she undertook to play Kashibai, Priyanka explained, “My instincts come on, am not a prep or a method actor, I have always been very instinctive. He has such a beautiful understanding of silences and Kashi has no words, so silences were all that I had, my eyes and face, it was like Jhilmil, there wasn’t much she could say it was the 1700′s, so it was a welcome challenge.”

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Monica Dismisses ‘Boy Is Mine’ Feud With Brandy

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Since the release of The Boy Is Mine nearly two decades ago, questions still remain over Brandy and Monica’s chart-topping 1998 duet. Who was the ‘boy’ they sung famously about and the truth behind their feud.

During an interview with Huffington Post Live, Monica revealed who the mystery boy as she said, “People are still asking, ‘Who got the boy?’ she said, before dropping dropping the mother of all truth bombs: ‘there was no boy!’ Say what? There was no feud over a guy? We’ve been tricked! We played up the dramatics of it all, but we were 16 and 17!”

The songstress then went on to admit the alleged feud between herself and Brandy was ultimately formation by their record label at first, but didn’t work out the way it was intended.  “It started off as brilliant marketing, and people started creating these skits, and then our fans divided, and it became this real thing,” she said.

She explained, “But now as us being adults, it doesn’t exist. Brandy makes amazing music, so why would I tell a fan of mine that you can’t support her? It’s really frustrating. I am a huge supporter of everyone in the business, especially her.”

Monica went on to express that she and Brandy are still friends. The singers reunited in 2012  It All Belongs To Me for Brandy’s album.

“We know that as different as we are, there’s room for both of us. I absolutely wish the best for her, because I know what the journey is like. I know what the life is like,” Monica added.

 

Kareena Kapoor Khan And Hrithik Roshan Not Working On Sanjay Gupta’s Next

Kareena Kapoor Khan And Hrithik Roshan

The latest speculations in B –Town had the possibility of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Hrithik Roshan reuniting on the screen after 12 years.

The two actors who were much adored as a duo in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Sooraj Barjatya’s Mein Prem Ki Deewani Hoon were last seen in Subhash Ghai’s Yaadein in 2003.

Sadly, Gupta took to Twitter to clarify the news. He wrote: “It would be any director’s dream come true to get Hrithik and Kareena together for a film. But we have not finalised our heroine yet.”

A source revealed to BollywoodLife.com: “Kareena was reportedly approached for the role and she even liked the script, but she declined the offer at the end.”

The two superstars were also supposed to pair up for Shhuddhi, but the film went Salman Khan before going to Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt; eventually to be shelved for good.

The makers are on the lookout for another actress and will be making the announcement soon. The film will start shooting from February and go on till May and will be produced by Rakesh Roshan.

Prosecution Demands 5-Year Prison Sentence For Salman Khan

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On December 3, 2015, the prosecution urged the Bombay High Court not to show any tolerance to Salman Khan for his participation in the 2002 hit-and-run case, for which he was convicted for in May this year.

Hindustantimes.com reports – the prosecution – while closing on their arguments, they urged that the Bollywood star to be sentenced the five-year imprisonment which he was given by a sessions court for running his car into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra, killing one man and injuring four others.

Public prosecutors, Sandeep Shinde and Purnima Kantharia argued Khan was drunk at the time of the accident and smelt of alcohol when he was brought into hospital for a medical check-up the next day.

They further dismissed the theory, Khan’s driver Ashok Singh, was driving the car at the time of the accident and had lost control of the vehicle after its tyre burst. It argued the tyre burst after the car had rammed into the bakery.

Depending on the testimony of the injured along with other circumstantial evidence, the prosecution argued Khan was behind the wheel at the time of the incident which took place on September 28, 2002.

This disputes the claim of the defence that there were three persons in the car and Khan was not driving the vehicle. The prosecution maintain that only Khan, his bodyguard and policeman Ravindra Patil, and the actor’s friend, singer Kamaal Khan were in the vehicle.

The trial court held on May 6, had the actor to be guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and is presently out on bail granted by the High Court.

Priyanka Chopra: “I Was The First Person To be Cast In Bajirao Mastani”

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra who plays Kashibai in the highly anticipated forthcoming film Bajirao Mastani, addresses the reason why she took on to play a strong character whose existence in history has not much presence.

The actress points out, she took the challenging role for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, being the first to be casted.

“I did this film for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I know you all will ask me, ‘Mastani is played by Deepika (Padukone), and Bajirao is played by Ranveer (Singh). So why did you do this film?’ Let me tell you, I was the first person to be cast in this film. I remember Sanjay came to me with this script and he was clear he wanted me to do this film.”

She added: “I thought Kashibai’s character was very heart-breaking. This is a feminine character and it was very challenging for me to do the role… It’s a special film for me. I am just super excited to be part of it.”

Priyanka Chopra Kashibai

Priyanka as Kashibai for Bajirao Mastani

Playing Bajirao’s first wife – a vulnerable character – Priyanka admits it made her keen: “It is such a role that if you do it right, it will be part of your legacy. Kashibai is a 500-year-old character, with no other reference available. People talk about Bajirao and Mastani’s love story but the biggest reason to play Kashibai was to portray the story of a woman, who has never been spoken about in history. No one asks ‘uske dil pe kya beeti, uska kya hua?’ I rarely play such soft characters. Lately, I have played only tough characters, jo talvar utha ke tayyar hoti hai. Playing Jhilmil (Barfi) or Kashi is novel for me. It was a challenge to portray someone who can’t protect herself. I had to play it with conviction to make people believe that the woman’s heart was hurting.”

The period romance drama with Ranveer Singh as Bajirao, Deepika Padukone as Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai is set to hit screens on December 18.

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome Baby Boy

Kim Kardashian And Kanye WestKim Kardashian has welcomed her baby boy with husband Kanye West. In a statement on her website, kimkardashianwest.com, a representative wrote: “Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well.”

Kim Kardashian Announces Birth Of Son

The big news was announced on Kim’s website.

Kim announced she was pregnant for the second time in an episode on the family reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, back in May. During a trip to Armenia, she told her stunned sister, Khloe: “I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant!”

The reality TV queen has made no secret of wanting the pregnancy to be over. Throughout her first pregnancy, the reality star gave birth five weeks earlier than expected due to her blood pressure rising severely high.

Kim’s pregnancy had been classed as high-risk and recently had her baby turned from his breech position in the womb.

Speculations were that she may have had to deliver her son as early as Thanksgiving.

Yesterday, Kim wrote a blog post on her subscription based website entitled Body Bounceback.

“A few weeks to go and 60 pounds up! I look at other celebrities and Instagram girls who are literally so skinny right after giving birth. How is that possible?!?!”

Kim lightheartedly added: “F***, I hope people don’t expect that from me, lol!”

Kim gave birth to her first child North, on 15 June, 2013, in Los Angeles.

 

Kim Kardashian Expecting Baby No.2

Kim Kardashian pregnant Kanye West Expecting Second Child

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In a teaser clip following the mid-season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian revealed she is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West.

The clip shows the reality star being told the bombshell news as she attended a doctor’s appointment before making the announcement to her stunned sister, Khloe: “I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant!”

A representative for Kim told People: “Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are expecting their second child, due at the end of this year. They are overjoyed and looking forward to his/her arrival.”

It has not been revealed how far Kim is into her pregnancy.

The 34-year-old has made no secret of her longing for another sibling for her daughter North West as it has been well documented on the E! reality series.

On Sunday’s episode of KUWTK, Kim spoke of hoe ‘exhausted’ she felt by the procedures, which included repeated ovulation tests and biopsies. She admitted she was close to giving up.

'Can't wait to meet your new little love bug': Kris was understandably excited at the prospect of welcoming her fifth grandchild into the world 

Kris Jenner tweeted her excitement on the news of Kim’s pregnancy.

Kim’s mother Kris Jenner tweeted her congratulations to Kim and Kanye, and said she couldn’t wait to meet her fifth grandchild.

Kim gave birth to her first child on June 15, 2013.

Corner Shop Episode 8 Released

 

It’s been a while since we last saw Malik Begum running into a dilemma and episode 8, “We Have Bigger Concerns” of the series continues with a fresh break – out of problems.

We last saw Malik celebrating Eid with his family and friends with a trip down memory lane when he caught up with an old friend, showing another side to Malik.

We learn Malik has a stalker sending him messages which leads to bigger obstacles; his laziness starts to cause the corner shop disappointing his regulars over the lack of customer service; his laid-back attitude leads to a fallout with his good friend and co-worker Tony Chang.

It’s a question of whether Malik will get through another day managing the store and if he’ll have Tony to fall back on.

Shamila Nazir, Naresh Kumar, Rameet Kaur, Javan Miller, Tommy Youle, Michelle Khisa, Stephanie Kaur, Lawrence Ben Walters, Tindy Grewal and Robert Hoang have featured in Malik’s latest adventure.

Within a week of its release, episode 8 has garnered 37, 000 views.

Episode 8 has been dedicated to Hina Shamim, a young 21-year-old who passed away after she was knocked down and killed in a road crash as she made her way to a university library on 31st March, earlier this year.

Director Islah Abdur-Rahman requests viewers to donate to the The Al-Ansari Foundation is a UK registered charity working in Africa: “She was known to help people which is why I’m asking you to do the same…Donate for a clean water well in her name. The well will be built for the less fortunate people. In East Africa, Zanibar. She was always a big supporter of the Corner Shop Show and this episode is dedicated to her.”

Donations can be made at: http://www.al-ansarifoundation.org/

More information is available in the drop box of the video below on Youtube.

In the meantime you can catch a viewing of the latest episode below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqxi4fLCjKw

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Ranveer Singh To Sport Light-Coloured Eyes For Bajirao Mastani

Ranveer Singh 'Bajirao Mastani'

 

In his latest role as Peshwa Baji Rao in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer Singh has had to make some adjustments with his looks. The actor who has gone bald for the role, will also be sporting light-coloured eyes – wearing contact lenses as sources have informed. 

The look is fitting according to the 17th century Maratha general who was said to be a Hindu Kokanastha Chitpavan Brahmin; the sect was known for its fair-skin and light-colour eyes – either being blue or grey. 

In earlier Marathi TV serials based on the Maratha, actors portraying the character were shown to have light coloured eyes. 

Manoj Joshi who acted as Baji Rao in Rau which was aired on Doordarshan in 1990 described the character and how hard it would have been for some actors: “That was my first serial and those days, there was no prosthetic make-up. Baji Rao was said to have a sharp nose and light brown eyes. Since I had both, I didn’t need any make-up.” 

Bhansali who is known to be a perfectionist when it comes to his work, has made sure the actor has gotten into character for the imminent movie. The movie also features Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone in leading roles and will release on December 18.

Kourtney Kardashian Explains Why She’s Keeping Bruce Jenner’s Transition From Her Son

Kourtney Kardashian has confessed she’s struggling to find a way to tell her children – especially her eldest son, Mason – about Bruce Jenner’s transition.

In episode About Bruce: Part two of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, one scene shows Kourtney and Scott Disick talking to Khloe Kardashian about their decision to keep the news from Mason, for the time being.

“Don’t talk too much about it in front of Mason,” Kourtney says.

Khloe pointed out that it would be best for Mason to hear it from his parents, as Kourtney responded that she is waiting for the right moment to tell him.

Kourtney explained: “I think we are waiting to see what Bruce does before we tell Mason. I definitely don’t want him to find out through someone at school or something like that. I want him to find out through us.”

Kourtney then discussed the way she wants to raise her children: “I think it’s just such a great lesson to, you know, teach him not to judge people. It’s a great life lesson that, you know, I think I have to make it the most positive that I can.”

Scott agreed with his long-term girlfriend, saying: “Kourtney and I have definitely talked about how we’re gonna explain this to Mason,” he reveals. “And it’s only a positive for my son and my daughter to know all these different things that go on in this world. You can do whatever you want, as long as you become happy with yourself, and that’s all that really matters.”

Kourtney posted a screenshot of the commercial for About Bruce with the caption: “Tonight we share a part of the journey we have been on in hopes of helping others in similar situations, or simply to help make the world a less judgmental place. We are all God’s creatures and we all have a story. Let’s work together to be kind. #family.”

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