Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who performed at the opening ceremony of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chennai, loves watching cricket. But she will have to miss the tournament due to her work commitments.
The 29-year-old will be travelling to the US Friday to work on her music album, and she will have to give the games a miss.
After performing at the opening ceremony Tuesday, she wanted to watch the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. But after meeting international pop icon Katy Perry after the grand opener, Priyanka had to rush to Mumbai for the launch of the promo of her Kunal Kohli film "Teri Meri Kahaani", said a source close to the actress.
Priyanka has been travelling a lot of late. She came back to India a month back to shoot for "Krishh 2".
Irrfan in light-hearted role as Fanney Khan
Irrfan may have dropped his surname Khan but, like success, the Khan tag seems to be following him. The critically acclaimed actor is all set to play Fanney Khan in a rustic love story directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Anjum Rizvi.
Talking of Irrfan's role, Nair said: "His is a very entertaining character. After Paan Singh Tomar, he plays a light hearted fictitious character called Fanney Khan who is a member of Saraswati Brass band that goes for weddings in Lucknow.
"He keeps on checking and wooing girls attending the wedding. People will see him in a light role after a long gap."
In the film, Irrfan will be seen opposite Aditi Rao Hydari, who was last seen as the lead in "London, Paris, New York".
To be shot in Lucknow, the film will have earthy rustic language and flavour to the whole film.
Kishore da's songs bring out the child in everyone: Raju Singh
Composer Raju Singh, who has worked on the music of Bollywood musical "Jhumroo", based on Kishore Kumar's classic numbers, says the legendary singer's melodies bring out the child in everyone.
"It's been a pleasure to bring back the music of Kishore Kumar. I've grown up with all these songs, and whenever I sat down to work on them for 'Jhumroo', I realised I became a child," said Singh.
The musical, packed with 19 Kishore Kumar songs, including "Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si", "Eena meena deeka", "Saamne ye kaun aaya", will be staged at Gurgaon-based live entertainment destination Kingdom of Dreams, Saturday onwards.
After witnessing the response to the show during the media preview Thursday, Singh said: "Today I realised that his music brings out the child in each person."
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