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By Bollywood Hungama News Network, September 6, 2010 – 12:36 IST
Priyanka Chopra is super excited today. After all, she makes her television debut later this evening with the much awaited reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi: Season 3′. Giving the actress company on the show will be hunks such as Dino Morea, Rahul Dev, Milind Soman, Rahul Bose and Abhishek Kapoor to name a few.
Piggy Chops who is currently shooting in Brazil posted a few pics for her fans on Twitter. In Priyanka’s own words, “An example of what’s on store on kkk3…me n ANACONDA!!”
The gorgeous actress also seems to have had a lot of fun while shooting. Here she is seen looking her sexiest best at the Copacabana beach. Tweeting about it, PC says, “At the beach at Copacabana…awesome.”
Priyanka also made it a point to visit the historical statue of Christ the Redeemer located in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The statue is considered among the largest Art Deco statue in the world.
Kunal’s unhappy that Priyanka cited date issues for his big project starring Saif
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 1, 2010)
The industry is buzzing with the gossip of another huge fallout in Tinseltown. Filmmaker Kunal Kohli is apparently hopping mad with the sassy Priyanka Chopra. The actress, who is busy for over a year with approximately seven film offers, was supposedly approached by Kunal for a film in which he wanted to launch a new jodi — Priyanka and Saif Ali Khan. However, due to date issues, she could not give him a nod. But there’s also buzz that she’s doing Sajid Nadiadwala’s film with Saif instead.
Meanwhile, Priyanka’s deliberations about Kunal’s film apparently made the director very unhappy as he was chasing her for quite some time. Sources revealed, “Kunal has expressed his disappointment and anger to some industry professionals. We hear that Kunal’s words have also reached Priyanka’s ears and she was quite taken aback.”
The informer added, “Kunal isn’t ready to understand that Priyanka is neck deep into work. From finishing Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf to Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2, Abbas Mustan’s Race 2, The Italian Job and several other film offers, Priyanka has no breathing space. Along with all this, she is also doing Khatron Ke Khiladi and many endorsements. Vishal wanted to cast her again but she is facing date issues with him too. Kunal has, however, taken it to heart.”
Since Priyanka is in Brazil shooting for her TV reality show, she could not be contacted for comment. However, when we contacted Kunal, despite the entire industry knowing about him planning a film with Saif and Priyanka and the internet too having hundreds of reports on his ambitious project, he said, “I haven’t approached her for any film. I’m doing a film with Saif. We haven’t locked the heroine yet, just finished the script. I’m told Priyanka’s doing Sajid Nadiadwala’s film with Saif. So, that’s why I haven’t approached her.”
By Subhash K. Jha, August 24, 2010 – 10:24 IST
She’s hardly the dost-host in Rio de Janeiro where the stunts for Khatron Ke Khiladi (Fear Factor) are being shot.
According to news filtering out of the beaches of Copacabana where the first batch of stunts were shot last week with the 13 contestants, hostess Priyanka Chopra was not kidding when she had said she would make the contestants hate her with her instructions.
According to at least 2 contestants who spoke from the location, Priyanka has transformed into quite a whip-wielding dictator in the sizzling climes of Brazil. She makes the contestants work relentlessly and hardly provides them with a moment of breather to replenish their energy.
Says one of the exhausted contestants, “She carries not a whip, but a whistle which is as good as whip. The whistle is with her throughout from 7.30 am in the morning till late evening when we pack up. And she uses the whistle to intimidate us like no other woman in our lives has ever intimidated us.”
In fact the contestants are so fed up of the whistle that they plan to steal it and throw it into the ocean.
But Priyanka is relentless in her adherence to the regime. Says a source from Rio, “Priyanka is determined to prove she can orchestrate the contestant’s stunts as effectively as Akshay Kumar in the first two seasons of Fear Factor. She is up at dawn and ready to play hard ball with the contestants by 7.30 am every morning. The stunts start by 8.30 am but not before a very close and careful briefing by the stunt director to make sure no one breaks any bones on location.”
Throughout these stunts, Priyanka is as detached dispassionate and ruthlessly professional as a doctor performing an intricate surgery. She does not fraternize with any of the contestants, not even Dino Morea whom she knows well.
Says the source, “The only time she loosens up is towards the evening when she seems more relaxed. Otherwise she is so professional, it’s scary.”
Priyanka says she’s doing her job exactly the way she is supposed to. “We are not here for a picnic. It’s a tough regimen,” she says.
…her mother, setting a benchmark for Mr Right
Garima Sharma | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; August 24, 2010)
Last month, she turned 28 and was gifted a seven-carat solitaire diamond ring by her parents. “I’m really proud of it. But my mom says that she’s set a benchmark for the guy who will marry me! I was going away on my birthday for a holiday and I wasn’t going to be with them. So my dad wrote me this amazing letter. It said, ‘It’s really great to be known as my daughter’s father.’ That made me cry,” she said. When asked when she plans to replace this ring with an engagement band, prompt came the reply, “When the guy who is willing to gift me a ring like this crashes into me!”
But till the time Mr Right is still on his way, Priyanka is keeping busy with work — endorsements, films and goodwill initiatives. A few days ago, she became the UNICEF national ambassador. She said, “I just feel that I can do so much, in fact, everyone can do so much. It’s not just about me. You can do so much sitting in your house. And frankly, it doesn’t take so much time. If we can take time out for things that are productive for us, for instance, I take out time for my endorsements, shoots, my career; then I can take time out for something I feel so strongly about. And I’ve been working with UNICEF for the last four years. It’s just that we have made it official now.”
Priyanka added, “I have also been working with senior-citizen causes, green causes, with thalassemic children, etc. I educate about 28 girls. I have a foundation called the Priyanka Chopra Foundation which is into health and education. It’s been on for years now. People write to me saying their kids need surgery, or their kids can’t go to school, and my team authenticates it and then we help them. We don’t really talk about it. But now that I’m the UNICEF national ambassador, I feel that my voice has been given a channel where I can talk about making a difference. And I’m saying it only because I’ve seen the difference.”
‘Sid’s my jaan’
Priyanka’s in Brazil, shooting for Khatron Ke Khiladi. But being the compulsive person that she is, before leaving home she prepared the puja ki thali with the rakhi and left a box of sweets for her brother Siddharth. One of her cousins will tie it on him on Priyanka’s behalf. “I love my brother, he is my jaan,” said the Bollywood superstar. She expects to receive a gift from Sid when she returns to Mumbai on September 11.
Priyanka Chopra was spotted at Mumbai international airport alighting from Shahid Kapoor’s car, a black Range Rover
|Priyanka at the international airport on Monday night. Shahid’s car is behind her|
Priyanka and Shahid may vehemently deny being a cosy twosome but here’s a scoop that should make them rethink. The two actors had managed to evade the paparazzi during secret dinners and coffee tête-à-têtes at five-star hotels but sadly they failed to be a little discreet at one of the most public locations in the city: the international airport.
On Monday night, Shahid Kapoor drove to the airport to drop his girlfriend Priyanka in his black Range Rover (MH 02 BN 700). The actress was leaving for Brazil to shoot for Khatron Ke Khiladi.
An eyewitness reveals, “Shahid and Priyanka came in his black Range Rover at 2 am. Priyanka was supposed to alight at Terminal A but as soon as they spotted the media waiting there, Shahid swiftly turned the car to go to Terminal B.
Priyanka rushed out of the car and walked as fast as she could from Terminal B to A.”
The picture makes it amply clear that she would have had quite a tough time walking fast in those high-heeled boots. Poor thing. The actress will be in Brazil for more than a month now, away from Shahid of course. Does that explain the forlorn look on her face?
It seems Priyanka is a bit jinxed with the paparazzi at airports. You recall the day her ex-boyfriend Harman Baweja had dropped her to the airport in his black Honda CRV?
She was going for a two-month schedule to Miami then to shoot for Dostana. But that’s history.
By Subhash K. Jha, July 28, 2010 – 10:39 IST
Priyanka has just returned from shooting stunts in Bangkok, and she’s super-excited. “I rode a dirt bike. I shot with an alligator and a bull. It was fun.”
Now she’s looking forward to providing a huge distraction to the contestants on Fear Factor. “That’s what my intention is. To make them so distracted they won’t be able to do their stunts.”
After a rejuvenating birthday holiday in Phuket, Priyanka Chopra flew to Bangkok to shoot the promotional video for Khatron Ke Khiladi (Fear Factor).
About the holiday, Priyanka says, “Apart from the mishap that happened when I dropped my phone in the water and couldn’t receive any birthday greetings, I had a fun time. Like I had told you before I left, I was generally not recognized. But even if I was I didn’t mind. Being recognized is part and parcel of what I do.” Priyanka feels a change within herself. “I feel I’ve become reclusive. I like to be within myself.”
The stunts involved a motorbike race where Priyanka challenged a group of punks to a race through a terrain that would scare even a Grand Prix winner. Priyanka had to ride through some of the most impossibly-rugged terrain. According to crew members who had gathered to shoot the video, the male mo’bike members used for the film were all professional riders used to riding at high speed through the most rugged hinterland. Priyanka not only had to ride with these experts, she had to look better than them on camera. She had been secretly practising for the heart-in-the-mouth mo’bike stunts for weeks. The channel had offered to get a body-double to do the really intricate portions in the shooting. But Priyanka insisted on doing the entire mo’bike stunt-stint on her own. So excited and charged did she get that she shot for a full twenty hours on the first of the two days of shooting in Bangkok.
Says Priyanka, “There is no challenge in half-measures. You either do the whole thing or don’t do it at all. I’ve always been fascinated by mo’bikes. I love mo’bike stunts. When I had seen Tom Cruise do the mo’bike stunts, my first thought was, ‘Gawd if only I could get to do that.’ I guess my wish came true.”
The ride was not all fun and games. Priyanka has returned to Mumbai with quite a number of bruises. “But the pain was worth it. You can’t be one of the boys on the bike and not get your share of bruises.”
She intends to wrap up all her assignments by October before heading for the shooting of Don 2 in Berlin.
Priyanka Chopra says her priorities are different
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; July 14, 2010)
Priyanka Chopra has a birthday coming up on July 18. “Please don’t remind me of the fact that I’ll turn a year older. I’m a girl and it is my prerogative not to be asked my age,” says the superstar. Even though the actress has completed a decade in Bollywood, she has a hungry glint in her contact lenses.
She is in character for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf where she romances seven men ranging from the sublime Naseeruddin Shah to the beefy John Abraham. “Saat Khoon Maaf will be another career-defining film. And believe me, I feel I have worked the hardest on this one. Fashion got me the National Award, Kaminey got me notices, and I’m hoping SKM will get me both awards and accolades.’’
She admits that at 28 (oops that just slipped out!) she’s hungry for meatier roles. “I wish the year had 500 days. I could have accommodated four films more. Believe me, there are six offers on hold at this point.’’
But PC says she’s happy. “I’m in my 20s and I’ve done some terrific work. I just love being single. I’m not the kind who goes out looking for love. Being unattached has its perks. What’s the hurry? I’m not in my 30s and I don’t have to worry about who I’m going to get hitched with. Perhaps five years from now, I may consider being an aiyyaash (spoilt) wife indulging in diamonds and debauchery… but right now I like chilling.’’
The coming months are going to be a flurry of activities for PC. She has Anjaana Anjaani this September with Ranbir Kapoor and her first season of Khatron Ke Khiladi. “I can’t see myself sitting idle for even a month. My manager had kept a month off for a vacation but I filled up the days with some more endorsement work and prepping for another film. Vacations have to be forced on me.’’ She admits that there is a sense of insecurity amongst actors. “But in my case, the insecurity is more to do with my desire to keep raising the bar continuously. I look at every actor and actress as my serious competitor and when I’m on board a film, I want to be the best,’’ she says.
And unlike her colleagues, who are planning to get into production, writing autobiographies or extending their equity to clothes lines and cosmetics, PC just wants to concentrate on acting. “If I attempted an autobiography, it would end in two chapters,’’ she laughs.
The actress is ready and training hard, but none of the 13 contestants for Fear Factor have been finalised
The upcoming season of Khatron Ke Khiladi is jinxed. Hostess Priyanka Chopra’s shooting dates have been fixed for the 2nd and 3rd week of August. And Priyanka has been diligently preparing in Brazil for her daredevil anchor role for months.
Apparently, the contestants are still not finalised. After the BCCI came down heavily on our cricketers post the IPL debacle, 13 of them opted out of Fear Factor.
The team has to now rely on hunks from other fields. Only after Priyanka approves of them that is.
But this too has failed. The actors and models don’t want to participate in the show. Did the tough stunts of the last season dampen their spirits or did Akshay’s bordering on ruthless demeanor scare them?
Kushal Punjabi, Sonu Sood, Kunal Khemu, Arjan Bajwa, Purab Kohli and Aarya Babbar have all declined the offer, while the ones still being cajoled are Dino Morea, Emraan Hashmi, Himesh Reshammiya, Abhishek Kapoor, Brett Lee and Marc Robinson.
Says a source from the channel, “We’ve so far locked in only Rahul Bose and Milind Soman and that too after much haggling. The rest of the slots are open.” The team is panicking now.
|Rahul Bose||Milind Soman|
The source laments, “Priyanka’s dates will slip out of our hands if we don’t shoot with her in August because after her two-week stint in Brazil, she heads to shoot for Don 2. Besides, we are supposed to go on air in September.”
Priyanka seems oddly unaffected though. “I’ve been training really hard and I’m all set. I’ve no clue about the contestants. That’s the channels look out,” she says.Is there a workable solution then?
Says the channel source, “We’ll have to up the contestants’ fee, as we did for Bigg Boss. Many of the people we’ve approached are asking for unreasonable fee.” The channel admits getting celebrities on this show is getting tough. Colors’ CEO Rajesh Kamat is optimistic though, “By the first week of July we hope to have our contestants in place.” Fingers crossed.
Even as Priyanka Chopra trains in a special gym set up in Coorg for Khatron Ke Khiladi, the channel is preparing to bowl a googly when she returns
Priyanka Chopra will be performing the most daring stunts ever by an Indian female celebrity as the host for the new season of Khatron Ke Khiladi. For this purpose, a special gym has been set up for Priyanka in the jungles of Coorg.
Apparently the special equipment for Priyanka’s training was transported to Coorg by train, plane and automobiles. Channel personnel flew on location to discuss Priyanka’s stunts for the show.
Confirms Priyanka, “Yes a gym has been set up for me here in Coorg. I need to be in even better shape than I am right now for Khatron Ke Khiladi, and for that I needed to train now before I leave for Brazil in August. I can’t really talk about the stunts that I plan to do, but they are scary even for me,” says Priyanka.
Laughs Priyanka, “If I’ve been given an opportunity to perform the kind of stunts only men get to perform then I guess I really need to prove myself. No one is going to judge my stunts leniently – they’ll compare my stunts with my predecessor (Akshay Kumar). And I better be just as good.”
Responding to rumours that the channel is finding it hard to sign topnotch cricketers post the IPL scandal, Priyanka says, “As far as I know, we’re shooting with cricketers in August-September in Brazil. I don’t think there is any change.”
However, there’s news awaiting the actress when she returns from Coorg. Apparently the channel has decided to do away with the cricketers as contestants and sign 13 other male celebrities instead.
Says a source from the television industry, “The last thing that the cricketers need is to be seen having fun in the jungles of Brazil in Priyanka Chopra’s company. The channel is now seriously considering replacing the cricketers with other celebrities. Their logic is simple – they have the hot babe in place, so how does it matter whether the celebrities are cricketers or models?”
After hosting Khatron Ke Khiladi, Akshay Kumar is ready to return back to his first love through a new television show. The chef-turned-actor will host his next reality show, which is on the lines of the American competition show Top Chef.
A source reveals, “Akshay was the face of Khatron Ke Khiladi. But then, suddenly one heard that Priyanka Chopra will be hosting the third season of Khatron Ke Khiladi. In fact, there were rumours that Akshay had suggested her name.
After Priyanka replaced him in the third season of the adventure reality show, Akshay had announced that he would be back on television and that he was considering several ideas. Buzz was that the actor was keen to turn producer with his next TV show.”
“The actor has finalised on the idea of hosting Top Chef. Talks are on with a production house and things are slowly but surely getting finalised. Akshay is currently working out the show details including the changes they need to make in the show format so that the new version suits Indian sensibilities,” adds the source.
Akshay immediately agreed to host this show as it’s a fresh format quite unlike the various dance and music reality shows on television. Contrary to the tough image he is associated with, Akshay will project a far more interactive and friendly image in the new show.
According to the show format, there will be a panel of judges, which might include some actors and also professional chefs, and participants from all across the country.
Akshay is currently shooting for Anees Bazmee’s Thank You in Canada. “The show should start by August first week by when Akshay is expected to work out his dates,” adds the source.
The channel neither confirmed nor denied the news. Akshay Kumar was unavailable for comment.
About the show
Top Chef is an American reality competition show, which started in 2006. The show has chefs competing against each other after which they are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notable people from the food and wine industry.
The American version is currently in its seventh season with hosts Katie Lee Joel and Padma Lakshmi.
So far there have been 61 guest judges on the show. Of these, 20 have won the Food and Wine Best New Chef Award.