Connect with us

Entertainment

Box Office Collection: Parmanu collects Rs 4.82 crore on opening day

Published

on

parmanu

Mumbai, May 26: Director Abhishek Sharma’s “Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran” minted Rs 4.82 crores on its opening day on Friday.

“Nothing could make me happier today than the validation of our efforts to celebrate our unsung heroes by our audience across India! I have been getting so many calls from our distributors and exhibitors and I’m thankful to each one of them for their unstinted support and for standing by and loving this labour of love,” John Abraham, who is playing the lead role in the film apart from producing it, said in a statement.

He added that he is “humbled and grateful to each one of them.”

The film is based on the series of nuclear test explosions which took place in Pokhran in 1998

“Parmanu-The Story of Pokhran” also stars Diana Penty and Boman Irani. The film is jointly produced by JA Entertainment, Zee Studios and Kyta Productions. Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment is its All India Distributor.

IANS

Entertainment

Inside pictures from Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas’ Roka Ceremony

Published

on

Priyanka chopra nick jonas

Mumbai, Aug 18: After months of rumours and speculation, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, 36 and American singer Nick Jonas, 25 made their relationship official with a roka ceremony held on Saturday morning.

This roka ceremony will be followed by a star-studded party later tonight where Nick will meet Priyanka’s friends and colleagues.

The photographs from the ceremony which was held at Priyanka’s residence did the rounds on social media, but an official statement or update from the celebrities is still awaited.

The former beauty queen was dressed in a subtle yellow designer ensemble, and Nick wore a pristine white kurta churidar as he performed the ‘puja’.

One of the photographs shows Nick cosying up to Priyanka, who holds on to him, as they stand against a green background with a logo that reads ‘NP’ — merged together to denote the amalgamation of the first letter of both their names.

The increased activity at Priyanka’s residence since the past two to three days had indicated preparations for a celebration. On Friday evening, people were busy decking up the semi-circular balcony with green foliage.

The paparazzi stationed outside the building captured a priest making his way into the house, as well as Priyanka’s cousin Parineeti Chopra — who too was dressed in yellow — apart from a slew of relatives.

A party for close friends is likely to follow on Saturday evening.

Actress Preity Zinta congratulated Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on their new journey together, saying, ””Congratulations to my dear @priyankachopra & @nickjonas on their new journey together. Wish you both loads of love, happiness & togetherness always 😍 ting #PriyankaNickEngagement #Celebration”

Nick arrived here on Thursday night with his parents — mother Denise and father Kevin Jonas Sr in tow.

The Jonas patriarch even carried a big Tiffany & Co. bag in his hand, fuelling the rumours about the formal ceremony to celebrate the couple’s engagement.

According to international media reports, Tiffany is the jeweller that closed down its London store for Nick to buy an engagement ring for Priyanka, and reportedly the two got engaged on Priyanka’s birthday last month on the 18th.

Her sparkler is said to be a five-carat diamond with a price tag of around $300,000, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On Friday night, Priyanka, Nick and close family members stepped out for a dinner. Priyanka was seen proudly flaunting the rock as she made her way into a hotel, hand-in-hand with Nick, looking visibly elated.

Read More: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas step out for dinner date in Mumbai

Priyanka is a former Miss World, who established her space in the Hindi film industry with a slew of impressive projects like “Fashion”, “Mary Kom”, “Barfi!”, “Bajirao Mastani” and “7 Khoon Maaf”. She forayed into the international showbiz world with a singing career, and eventually landed the lead role in American TV show “Quantico”.

It gave her a launchpad that pushed her presence in the global entertainment universe. She made her Hollywood debut with “Baywatch”, followed by “A Kid Like Jake”. She will also be seen in “Isn’t It Romantic?”

Nick is a popular singer and has also acted in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, as well as done TV shows like “Hannah Montana”, “Camp Rock” and “Scream Queens”.

The two have been creating a buzz since a joint appearance at the Met Gala red carpet in 2017, leaving everyone wondering whether they were dating.

At the Met Gala, Priyanka had just laughed off a romance with Jonas, insisting they simply shared an agent and were friends. She had also said they went to the Met Gala together as they were both wearing ensembles by Ralph Lauren.

In December last year, Jonas, while promoting “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, had expressed a desire to visit India.

“I’ve never been (to India), but I’m dying to go and I have now heard from Priyanka, my new friend, a lot about it,” Jonas had told news agency IANS in a statement.

WeForNews

Continue Reading

Entertainment

As human beings we should help others in need: Rani Mukerji

Published

on

Rani Mukerji

Melbourne, Aug 18 (IANS) Bringing about social change is the onus of every citizen of the world and not just of a handful of those who are in powerful positions, says actress Rani Mukerji, whose films “Black” and “Hichki” have been instrumental in transforming people’s outlook towards those with special needs.

As a celebrity with over two decades of experience in the world of Indian showbiz, Rani has also immersed herself in philanthropic works. While she finds it gratifying, she feels this is not something for actors or businessmen to do alone.

“I think we all being citizens of the world, have a responsibility and it’s not just for the sake of doing certain things because I am an actor, socialite or a business person.

“I think what’s important is that apart from the careers we choose, it is our basic duty as human beings to able to help other human beings… Or help in a cause because that’s what makes us truly citizens of the world,” Rani told IANS in a tete-a-tete here.

Her film “Hichki”, in which she plays a woman with Tourette Sydrome has been widely lauded for spreading awareness on a little known nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds, with an entertaining and emotional story at its core.

At the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) here, Rani was awarded the Best Actress for her role in the film. She feels when a film like this wins an award, it helps in pushing the awareness it sets out to spread.

When “Hichki” had released, Rani had said she won’t take long gaps if the movie works. So when do we see her on-screen again?

“I will be doing projects, and you will be getting to hear about them soon,” she said.

Will she pick another issue-based movie?

“Let’s see… I don’t want to say much. So wait for the announcement,” the actress, looking resplendent in a black ensemble by her forever favourite designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, said with a smile.

Her Melbourne trip was special. More so because her daughter Adira, who was born in December 2015, was travelling with her. She took the little one to the aquarium, zoo, a ‘bouncing garden’ and amusement park to entertain her.

“I got her all the way to Melbourne and it was my duty as a mother to entertain her as much as I could. I took her to an amusement park and it was the first time she sat in a roller coaster. And she is really brave. ‘Mumma, I want to go again’. So, she’s quite a daredevil like that,” Rani said.

Is that like you?

“Yes,” said the proud mother, who is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra.

As a mother, patience is one virtue that Rani has realised about herself.

“When you are a working professional and when you’re working round the clock, I think you forget the word patience. Also, I think we as actors are used to the phenomenon because a lot of times we are waiting for shots in the vanity vans and waiting, waiting, waiting till the next shot comes.

“Being a mother I realised there’s no time to sit ideal. For me, it’s 24*7 work and attention. The only time when Adira will not need attention is when she is in deep sleep. The rest of the time I have to be all attentive for her.”

Rani is glad she was able to break the cliche around actresses who become mothers. It was her husband who pushed her to work.

But what about being directed by him?

“I think there are some things that we should just leave for later… Probably Adira will make that phenomenon happen… I guess, all in time.”

(Radhika Bhirani was in Melbourne on an invitation by IFFM organisers. She can be contacted at [email protected] )

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas step out for dinner date in Mumbai

Published

on

Priyanka chopra nick jonas

Mumbai, Aug 18: Actress Priyanka Chopra, 36, and her American singer beau Nick Jonas, 25, stepped out hand-in-hand for a date here on Friday, with grapevine calling it a “pre-engagement party dinner”.

According to media reports, the couple formalised their relationship with a ‘roka’ ceremony and a party on Saturday.

Preparations were been underway at Priyanka’s residence as its exteriors were being decked up with floral arrangements, duly captured by photographers.

Nick arrived here on Thursday night with his parents, mother Denise and father Kevin Jonas Sr in tow. They were guarded by a security entourage as the paparazzi welcomed Nick with loud cheers of “Welcome to India, Nick”.

Read More: Priyanka Chopra welcomes Nick Jonas, his parents in Mumbai

The Jonas patriarch carried a big Tiffany & Co. bag in his hand. Tiffany is the jeweller that closed down its London store for Nick to buy an engagement ring for Priyanka.

According to international media reports, the two got engaged over Priyanka’s birthday last month. However, the former Miss World has been making strides to keep the rock hidden.

Priyanka Chopra Nick jonas relationship

A photograph shared on actress Raveena Tandon’s Instagram page, has kept the buzz going about the ring, which as per The Hollywood Reporter, could be a five carat diamond with a quality with a price tag of around $300,000.

Peecee and I getting our pouts in order ! 😂 #potraitlighting💡 #shotoniphonex

A post shared by Raveena Tandon (@officialraveenatandon) on

This is Nick’s second visit to India in the last two months. He came in June when he met Priyanka’s mother Madhu and some extended family members, including cousin and actress Parineeti Chopra when they went to Goa for a sojourn.

Priyanka and Nick had also attended the engagement party of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s son together.

 

The actress, who became popular in American showbiz with a lead role in “Quantico”, has been creating a buzz with her appearances with Nick since last year.

It was a joint appearance at the Met Gala red carpet in 2017 which made everyone wonder whether they were dating.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

At the Met Gala, Priyanka had just laughed off a romance with Jonas, insisting they simply shared an agent and were friends. She had also said they went to the Met Gala together as they were both wearing ensembles by Ralph Lauren.

Then they were seen walking arm in arm at Jonas’ cousin’s wedding in New Jersey, apart from being seen roaming around on a boat with friends over America’s Memorial Day and Priyanka was also photographed cuddling up to him in a group photograph while they attended a Dodgers baseball game in New York together in May — just some of their many moments together caught on the cameras.

Priyanka Chopra nick jonas

Priyanka Chopra Nick Jonas

Their social media PDA is also there was for all too see.

IANS

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular