This week in Bollywood was filled with some heartfelt updates like Jhanvi Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna picking up National Awards honoring their late parents. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone give us all the “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” feels with their first ramp walk and some wedding updates as well.
Check out all the updates:
1Jhanvi Kapoor Picks up National Award for her late Mother, Sridevi
Sridevi took home the Best Actor Award for her film “Mom” at the 65th National Awards. . Jhanvi along with sister, Khushi, and father Boney all arrived to be a part of the mock session of the main event that will be held soon. The family looked emotional and somber, the trio even released a statement to the public thanking the jury for the honor. The lovely Jhanvi Kapoor wore her mother’s sari to pick up the National Award the late Sridevi received for her thriller “Mom.”
“Today, we, as a family, do not know whether we should celebrate or not,” Boney told Mid-Day. “We don’t know if we should feel elated, laugh with joy, or cry while remembering her. The National Award has come posthumously, but it’s something we cherish while remembering her for the artiste that she was. She was a perfectionist, and that was evident in all the 300-plus films she did. It’s time to celebrate her achievements. Her legacy will always live on.”
Radhika Apte is set to star in a new project where she will be taking on the role of real-life pioneer Noor Inayat Khan. Khan was a British spy in France during World War II, she was the first British Muslim honored as a war heroine and the first female wireless operator. Stana Katic and Sarah Megan Thomas also star in this film as spies. The film is also written and produced by Thomas.
3Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor Walk the Ramp Together
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone walked the ramp together for the first time at Mijwan Fashion Show. The adorable pair rocked stunning looks for a friend and top designer, Manish Malhotra.
4Karan Johar to Make Biopic of Vikram Batra
Karan Johar joins Sidharth Malhotra’s next project, a biopic on Kargil martyr Vikram Batra. Johar has not joined on as a producer for the film that stars Malhotra as Vikram Batra. There have rumors of the project being delayed, however, it looks like with Johar on board things are back on track. The film is written by Sandeep Shrivastava and directed by Vishnu Varadhan. Malhotra is excited to have his mentor, Johar, a part of this new project.
5Akshaye Khanna Picks up National Award for Father Vinod Khanna
Aside from Sridevi, the late Vinod Khanna was also honored posthumously at the 65th National Film Awards. Khanna received the Dadasahed Phalke Award, which was received by his wife Kavita Khanna and son Akshaye Khanna. Regarding his father’s award, Akshay Khanna told PTI, “We are really proud as a family. It is a bittersweet moment for us. I wish my father was here to receive this award. I am missing him. It is an emotional day for us.”
Akshaye’s elder brother, Rahul also posted a message about their talented father on Instagram with a lovely snap from his childhood.
On such a proud and emotional day—as my dad is posthumously awarded India’s highest honour in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the National Film Awards and Akshaye accepts it on behalf of all of us—throwing back to one of my favourite photos of them both on one of his film sets, c. 1980! #tbt #throwbackthursday
Vinod Khanna was known for hits like “Amar Akbar Anthony” and “Qurbani.” His last project before passing was playing Shah Rukh Khan’s father in the hit film, “Dilwale.”
6Madhuri Dixit-Nene to Make her Marathi Debut
Madhuri Dixit-Nene is making her Marathi debut with an intriguing new film that deals with organ donors. The film titled “Bucket List” just released their new trailer which also sees Ranbir Kapoor in a cameo.
Dixit-Nene plays Madhura Sane who received the heart of a young girl named Sai. Sai’s organ donation saved the life of 8 people, and in trying to discover more about Sai, Madhura comes across a bucket list Sai had created. Inspired by the woman who saved her, and to honor her, Madhura takes a journey to complete all the things Sai could not. “Bucket List” looks like it is a beautiful new film that will touch your heart.
7Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Marry This Year?
Singh and Padukone have been together for some time now giving us the ultimate #CoupleGoals. Rumors have been flowing about the couple finally taking the next steps towards moving their relationship further. Their families have taken trips together earlier this year, and currently, we hear rumors that the couple will have a private destination wedding this November.
Will they finally tie the knot? We hope so!
8Kangana Ranaut Shooting for ‘Manikarna’
Ranaut is back from her American holiday and back to shooting her next film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.” Prasoon Joshi will be writing the lyrics for two promotional songs for the film that will be shot soon in Madhya Pradesh. The period drama follows the queen through many stages in her life and many looks. Ranaut has looks that vary from stunning outfits as a queen to war-ready looks like the warrior queen.
This grand affair promises to be an epic of grand proportions which will release August of this year.