Priyanka Chopra

Same day release for John, Priyanka's films?

John-PriyankaMumbai, July 5 : Actors John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra, who had teamed up for the hit film "Dostana", will reportedly vie for the top spot at the box office with their respective films "Madras Cafe" and animated movie "Planes". Both are scheduled for an Aug 23 release.

A source confirmed the report and said: "Priyanka's film 'Planes' will be releasing on August 23rd with John's 'Madras Cafe'."

Priyanka has given voiceover for the animated project, while John has produced as well as acted in "Madras Cafe".(IANS)

Would love to perform with my cousin: Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti-ChopraMacau, July 4 : Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra says she would love to perform on stage with her star cousin Priyanka Chopra.

"I would love to perfome with her. She is one of the best dancers we have," Parineeti of "Ishaqzaade" fame told IANS.

The 24-year-old, who is here for the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, says she grew up watching Priyanka and other celebrities attending award functions and is now thrilled to be part of the festivities.

Priyanka 'happy' about leaked second single

Priyanka-ChopraMumbai, June 22 :  Priyanka Chopra's second single, "Exotic", from her album "In My City" has leaked online, but the actress is not complaining.

"Okay! So my new single 'Exotic' has been leaked! I should be angry, but I'm actually quite relieved and happy to share it with you all," tweeted the 30-year-old.

American rapper and songwriter Pitbull has collaborated with the Bollywood actress for her second number, which is catchy and, a few Hindi lyrics add a bit of a 'desi' flavour to it as well.

Bollywood celebrities attend Ashok Chopra's prayer meet

Priyanka-Chopra-fathers-prayer-meetMumbai, June 11 : A prayer meeting was organised here Tuesday for Priyanka Chopra's father Ashok Chopra, who died in a Mumbai hospital battling cancer.

Ashok Chopra, who was hospitalised at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital two weeks ago, passed away Monday afternoon. His prayer meeting took place at J. W. Mariott in Juhu.

Be strong Priyanka, says B-town on her father's demise

priyanka-chopraMumbai, June 10 : Bollywood celebrities condoled the death of Ashok Chopra, and said to his bereaved actress-daughter Priyanka Chopra “be strong”.

Ashok Chopra, who was hospitalised at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here two weeks ago, passed away Monday afternoon after battling cancer.

A doctor himself, Chopra had retired from the Indian Army in 1997 as a lieutenant colonel. He is survived by his wife Madhu, also a former army doctor, daughter Priyanka and son Siddharth.

Here is what the celebrities tweeted:

Bipasha Basu: Strength to you Priyanka Chopra and your family.

Actress Priyanka Chopra's father dead

Actress Priyanka Chopra's father deadMumbai, June 10: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's father Ashok Chopra, who was hospitalised at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital two weeks ago, passed away Monday afternoon.

"He passed away at 12.30 p. m. today (Monday). He was undergoing cancer treatment," hospital COO Ram Narain told IANS.

Chopra was admitted to the hospital about 17 days ago, Ram Narain said, adding that he was undergoing cancer treatment for the past few years but this time he was at the terminal stage.

Priyanka slams Mallika for calling India 'regressive'

Priyanka-ChopraMumbai, May 27 : Former Miss World Priyanka Chopra condemned her fellow actress Mallika Sherawat for calling India a "regressive nation for women" on an international platform.

Priyanka is "highly offended" by the "Murder" girl's statement at the recently concluded 66th Cannes International Film Festival.

Priyanka and I not close buddies: Meera Chopra

Meera-ChopraMumbai, May 3 : Actress Priyanka Chopra's cousin Meera has clarified that there is no tiff between them but they are not the best of friends either.

"There is no tiff as such. In fact, our families are very close. My parents are very close to Priyanka's parents. It's just that we are not close buddies. So there is no tiff between us," Meera said at the muhurat of her film "Gang of Ghosts" here Thursday.

Not new to showbiz, Meera made her debut in films with hit Tamil movie "Anbe Aaruyire" and went to do several southern movies like "Vaana" and "Maaro".

Photography? Priyanka Chopra loves it

Priyanka-Chopra1New Delhi, April 19 : It's not only about posing in front of shutterbugs that Priyanka Chopra loves to do, the "Barfi!" actress equally loves to click and capture beautiful things around her.

"I am very much into photography and I like to capture whatever beautiful things I come across during my day-to-day life," said the 30-year-old, who was in the capital to launch the latest spring summer collection of Nikon Coolpix cameras.

Dressed in ankle-length dress in tangerine and yellow shade, Priyanka looked as ravishing as ever with minimal make-up and red lipstick.

'Gunday' to release on Valentine's Day

Gunday-Feb-14New Delhi, April 18 : Director Ali Abbas Zafar and producer Aditya Chopra's forthcoming movie "Gunday" will release Feb 14 next year.

An action-drama-cum-romance, the film stars Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan in the lead roles.

The story is set in the 1970s, Kolkata's most unsettled times, and revolves around two inseparable friends - Bikram and Bala, small time, inconsequential wagon breakers and coal thieves, who become the biggest and most powerful black marketing mafia-men.

The film will have a lot of action sequences.(IANS)

Priyanka Chopra to help bring back Jiban Patra's body

Priyanka-ChopraMumbai, April 17 : Actress Priyanka Chopra and her office will take care of the arrangements to bring back the body of Jiban Patra, part of actress' team, from Los Angeles.

Patra, who is reportedly Priyanka's assistant, is said to have died of a suspected heart attack in Los Angeles a week ago. His body is kept in a mortuary as there were no funds to send it back to India.

However, the official spokesperson of Priyanka has issued a statement: "All details and financial requirements related to the repatriation was and is being handled directly by Ms. Chopra and her team in LA."

Priyanka turns spiritual diva for soft drink

Priyanka-Chopra-PepsiNew Delhi, April 16 : Bollywood's 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra has donned the look of a spiritual diva in a new advertisement for an aerated drink brand.

The 30-year-old has flaunted over-the-top make-up and she even has a big tikka (vermillion mark) on her forehead. In a yellow Manish Malhotra sari, Priyanka has worn bangles and heavy jewellery for the Indian Premier League (IPL) special advertisement for Pepsi.

Priyanka is happy with her looks in the ad.

Thanks to 'Dostana', Priyanka got 'Planes'

Priyanka-ChopraMumbai, March 26 : Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has lent her voice for a character called Ishani in action-packed 3D animated film "Planes", got the opportunity because of her film 'Dostana'.

"Planes" is directed by Klay Hall and he said: "I became a fan of Priyanka after seeing her film 'Dostana'."

Honey Singh sings 'Brown rang' for 'desi girl' Priyanka

Honey-SinghMumbai, March 22 : Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who feels that Priyanka Chopra looks "hot" with her dusky skin, sang his popular number "Brown rang" for the National Award-winning actress.

On the red carpet of MTV Video Music Awards India 2013, Honey Singh sang his hit song "Brown rang" for Priyanka, and said: "This goes for Priyanka Chopra, she is brown, she is hot."

Priyanka, who is popular as Bollywood's 'desi girl', has also charted her own singing career with her international single "In My City", which released last year.

Priyanka hopes for respite for Sanjay Dutt

Priyanka-ChopraMumbai, March 22 : Priyanka Chopra, who has worked with Sanjay Dutt in films like "Agneepath" and lately in the "Zanjeer" remake, hopes the judiciary gives some respite to the actor keeping in mind his family.

The Supreme Court Thursday announced its verdict, and sentenced him to five years in prison in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.  He was asked to surrender within four weeks.

No National Award for 'Barfi!', Priyanka upset

priyanka-chopraMumbai, March 19 : Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose performance in 'Barfi!' was appreciated by the audience, is upset that the film did not get a single National award.

The winners of the 60th National Film Awards were announced here Monday.

"I am feeling bad that 'Barfi!' did not win National Award.  But then it is up to the jury why they did not give the award," Priyanka told reporters here at the launch of her first item song 'Babli badmaash'.

'Barfi!' was a love story between a deaf and mute boy, played by Ranbir Kapoor, and an autistic girl, played by Priyanka.

Kareena, Priyanka special for Manish Malhotra

Kareena-PriyankaNew Delhi, March 15 : Manish Malhotra has designed dresses for almost all the leading ladies of Bollywood and confesses that of them Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra hold a special place in his heart.

"Every actress that I have styled and has walked the ramp for me is special to me. It is very hard to choose one star. But if I had to, then I would say Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra," Malhotra told IANS.

The designer, who is set to showcase his collection at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Friday, has styled Priyanka in films like "Dostana" and "Agneepath".

Priyanka to sport two distinct looks in 'Zanjeer' remake

Priyanka-ChopraMumbai, March 9 : Actress Priyanka Chopra will don two distinct looks for the remake of 1973 film "Zanjeer", says designer Pria Kataria Puri, who is making her Bollywood foray with the movie.

Priyanka plays the role of Mala in the movie, directed by Apoorva Lakhia.

"In the first half of 'Zanjeer' when she's abroad, Priyanka would be dressed as a woman entrepreneur should be dressed. You see, in today's times, a working woman from India doesn't stand out at the airport. She looks like any chic well-dressed woman from any part of the world," said Puri.

Priyanka turns Badmash Babli for 'Shootout...'

priyanka-chopraMumbai, Feb 19 : Actress Priyanka Chopra will perform a special retro song in Sanjay Gupta's new film "Shootout At Wadala".

"So Priyanka Chopra it is guys! She will be performing our smashing retro chartbuster- 'Babli badmaash hai', composed by Anu Malik," Gupta tweeted.

Releasing May 1, "Shootout at Wadala" features John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee and Tusshar Kapoor.

Wanted to give my video an Indian flavour: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka-ChopraMumbai, Jan 30 : "In My City" might be Priyanka Chopra's first international single, but the actress made it a point to retain the Indianness by adding some desi dance moves in the video.

"I wanted to give it an Indian flavour in terms of dancing. I wanted the world to see what Bollywood is all about," Priyanka said at the unveiling of the video held here Tuesday.

"I wanted that the identity of the song should be Indian. I am very India-proud. When people see my video, they must feel that Bollywood is like this," she added.




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