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Bollywood news on May 13: Janhvi Kapoor’s quarantine diary and more

The Ghost Stories actor has been quarantining with her father and sister, Khushi Kapoor.

Written by Priyanka Sharma , Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: May 13, 2020 7:27:36 pm
janhvi kapoor boney kapoor janhvi boney janhvi kapoor father Actor Janhvi Kapoor with producer-father Boney Kapoor.

Even as India prepares to enter phase four of lockdown, the Hindi film industry is far from certain when it will get rolling. While theater owners are increasingly concerned about surviving in the coming months, Bollywood producers have already begun negotiating with OTT giants to save themselves from losses.

Last week, the Multiplex Association of India appealed to studio partners, producers, artistes and content creators to support the cinema exhibition sector by holding their films and releasing them in theaters once they are open again.

“MAI would like to urge all studio partners, producers, artistes and content creators to support the cinema exhibition sector, a vital part of the value chain, by holding and releasing their films in the theatres, once they open again.

“To this end, we urge all studios, producers, artistes and other content creators, to kindly respect the exclusive theatrical window, which has been a time-tested industry practice, agreed to by all stake-holders, not just in India, but even globally, for several decades,” read the statement by MAI.

Streaming giants, which are currently the only source of fresh content, are benefiting from mainstream producers’ newfound interest in them as this will not only make them the one-stop destination for movies, but will also make them more powerful, at least in the near future, until cinemas become the happy, safe place for the audience once again.

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19:11 (IST)13 May 2020
Award winning filmmaker Ashvin Kumar pays tribute to Irrfan Khan by releasing his film Road To Ladakh

Award-winning filmmaker Ashvin Kumar released his Irrfan Khan starrer debut film– Road To Ladakh on YouTube. The filmmaker reminisces how the late actor launched his film career.

About this 45 minutes long film, Kumar says, “I wanted to make a movie of silences and Irrfan bhai’s image was already in my head, his ability to speak with just his face – from that came the idea of the bleak and silent landscape of Ladakh.”

18:34 (IST)13 May 2020
Janvhi Kapoor shares her quarantine diary, wants to "make more time for dad"

Janhvi Kapoor took to Instagram to share a special video about how she is spending time quarantined at home with father Boney Kapoor and sister Khushi Kapoor.

 
 
 
 
 
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Click to watch me ramble about the lockdown with cute videos 😬 Also shoutout to @pearlmalik22 for this you’re a cool 1

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In this video, Janhvi is heard saying, "I have a little bit of my mom, my dad and my sister in me. It is like I am a different person at different points of the day. My friends think I am like a chameleon. I guess I travel a lot so I am not with my family much as I want to be. My dad is alone a lot. I should make more time for him."

17:38 (IST)13 May 2020
Actor Vicky Kaushal invites his fans for a virtual games night for a charity event

The nation wide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has left daily-wage labourers struggling to make ends meet. To help the needy, Vicky Kaushal, through an Instagram post, announced of providing weekly ration kits to daily wage workers in collaboration with GiveIndia NGO.

 
 
 
 
 
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Loading... A virtual games night with me! We’ll get to know each other, play some dumb charades and have a great evening. Sounds fun na? Promise you it will be! Now, to make this come true, all YOU have to do is log on to fankind.org/vicky and donate. Your contribution will help @give_india provide ration kits to daily wage workers who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. And 3 lucky donors will hangout with me for a virtual games night! To make your impact even bigger, A.T.E Chandra foundation will be adding 25% of the total donations we raise as a matching amount, thereby multiplying your impact. Let's do our bit and help each other in this hour of need. (Link in bio) | @fankindofficial #FankindXVicky

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One weekly kit of Rs 500 contains daal, rice, salt, aata, tea, sugar, masala, etc. Through this, Fankind's goal is to raise Rs 5 lakhs to help 1000 families with ration kits.

17:05 (IST)13 May 2020
Sonam Kapoor welcomes Rana Daggubati to the family

Ever since Bahubali star Rana Daggubati announced his engagement to Miheeka Bajaj, the couple have been showered with congratulatory messages and good wishes. Actor Sonam Kapoor shared a picture of the soon-to-be-married couple on her Instagram story and welcomed Rana to the “fam".

In her Instagram story, Sonam wrote, “Congratulations my darling baby @miheeka (Miheeka Bajaj) I love you doll... You deserve the best.. @ranadaggubati (Rana Daggubati) better make you happy love.. love you both! Welcome to the fam Rana!”

 
 
 
 
 
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Congratulations @sonamkapoor @anandahuja!!!! There couldn’t be another couple more meant to be than the two of you!! 💕 #EverydayPhenomenal #sonamkishaadi

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Sonam has appeared many times on Miheeka's social media many times. Miheeka had shared number of pictures from Sonam's wedding ceremony and the reception. She had also wished Sonam on her birthday.

15:39 (IST)13 May 2020
Salman Khan to release another romantic song?

After "Pyaar Karona" and the latest romantic song, "Tere Bina", Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is set to release another love ballad, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama. The report suggests the song might also feature Walusha D'Souza, who was the set co-ordinator on Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez's song, "Tere Bina". If true, this will be the third track sung by the Bharat star during the lockdown.

15:07 (IST)13 May 2020
Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone to share screen space in The Intern?

A report in Bollywood Hungama suggests that after the untimely demise of Rishi Kapoor, The Intern producers Deepika Padukone and Sunil Khetrapal are reconsidering the cast of the film, and might approach Amitabh Bachchan to replace Kapoor.

The source was quoted as saying, “Deepika plays the female lead in this story set in the fashion world. For the intern's role, the choice was between Amitabh Bachchan Saab and Chintuji (Rishi Kapoor). Deepika had already done a fabulous film Piku with Bachchan Saab. She had for long wanted to share screen space with Chintuji. And the remake of The Intern was the perfect opportunity. But now with Rishi Kapoor gone, it seems the project would either have to be stalled or re-cast. We have heard that the producers have opted for the latter option.”

13:59 (IST)13 May 2020
Anil Kapoor remembers Rishi Kapoor, shares pictures from launch of Saawariya

Actor Anil Kapoor has shared on Twitter that attending the launch of the 2007 film Saawariya, which starred daughter Sonam Kapoor and late Rishi Kapoor's son Ranbir Kapoor, has been one of the happiest memories of his life. Rishi Kapoor died on April 30 here after an over two year-long battle with leukemia.

Anil shared a collage of photos from the film's launch where he, wife Sunita, Rishi and Neetu are seen with their then debutante kids. "Remembering James.... Sharing the launch of Sonam and Ranbir’s careers with Neetu and Rishi is one of the happiest memories of my life..." posted Anil, who fondly addresses Rishi as 'James'.

13:55 (IST)13 May 2020
Shahid Kapoor shares a funny quarantine video, wife Mira mocks him

As India prepares for the fourth phase of lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak, actor Shahid Kapoor shared a video on quarantining at his home. In the video, he can be heard saying, “Time for quarantine, it will be so much fun..." He captioned this post, “Entering Quarantine phase 4 be like... Mira Kapoor can't deal no more with me." Mira Kapoor commented on the same video, writing, “ 🙄 You actually posted this ridiculous video.”

 
 
 
 
 
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Entering quarantine phase 4 be like . . @mira.kapoor can’t deal no more with me.

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Shahid Kapoor, Mira Kapoor and their two children have been spending time at their Mumbai home. The actor had also shared a selfie showing off his chiselled six-pack abs. Before the nationwide lockdown was announced in March, Shahid was working on his upcoming sports drama, Jersey.

12:37 (IST)13 May 2020
Suhana Khan shares her sun-kissed picture

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's daughter Suhana Khan has shared a stunning sun-kissed picture of herself on her Instagram story. Suhana dreams of becoming an actor in the future. The teenager, a freshman at Columbia University in New York, managed to fly back to India with her parents before the nation went into lockdown in March due to coronavirus outbreak.

12:10 (IST)13 May 2020
Sunny Leone on turning 39: I am such a lucky girl to get so much love from all of you
 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes everyone!! I am so lucky you are all a part of my life! Xoxo

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On her 39th birthday today, actor Sunny Leone shared a video message on her Instagram account.

In the video message, Leone said, "I would like to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes. I am such a lucky girl to get so much love from all of you. I know we are far apart and it is a really tough time to be doing things. But, just know that I love all of you and I hope you all get through this with a big smile."

Sunny Leone is in the US with her family. A couple of days ago, the actor had shared her family picture from her Los Angeles house.

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's prayer meet was held on Tuesday evening at his house in the presence of immediate family including brother Randhir Kapoor, niece Karisma Kapoor and Alia Bhat, who is dating Ranbir Kapoor.