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Bajirao Mastani picked up several nominations for the 2016 Star Guild Awards, including two Best Actress nominations for Bajirao Mastani and Dil Dhadakne Do. Good luck Priyanka!

Best Film
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Bajirao Mastani

Best Dialogue
Kabir Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku
Rahul Mody, Tarun Jain, Luv Ranjan – Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2
Vishal Bhardwaj – Talvar
Himanshu Sharma – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Prakash R. Kapadia – Bajirao Mastani

Best Choreography
Bosco Ceaser – ‘Gallan Goodiyaan’ – Dil Dhadakne Do
Shabina Khan – ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Ahmed Khan – ‘Chittiyan Kalaiyaan’ – Roy
Remo D’souza – ‘Vande Mataram’ – ABCD 2
Ahmad Khan – ‘Jee Karda’ – Badlapur- Don’t Miss The beginning
Remo D’souza – ‘Pinga’ – Bajirao Mastani

Best Lyrics
Javed Akhtar – ‘Gallan Goodiyaan’ – Dil Dhadakne Do
Varun Grover – ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’ – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Rashmi Singh – ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ – Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Anupam Roy – ‘Bezubaan’ – Piku
Kumaar – ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ – Roy
Vayu – ‘Banno’ – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Gulzar – ‘Zinda’ – Talvar

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Priyanka Chopra – Dil Dhadakne Do
Anushka Sharma – NH10
Deepika Padukone – Piku
Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani
Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani

The Film and Television Producers Guild of India has announced the 11th version of the Renault Sony Guild Film Awards. Bollywood Superstars Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonakshi Sinha, Kriti Sanon, and Shahid Kapoor will perform at the Guild Film Awards to be held on Dec. 22 in Mumbai. The show will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television India at 8 P.M. on Jan. 1, 2016. “Rowdy Rathore’s” lead star Akshay Kumar and television’s superstar comedian Kapil Sharma will host the program with lot of other celebrities.

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The trailer for Jai Gangajaal will be released December 22nd 🙂

Priyanka Chopra plays the officer but, in the meantime, her Quantico image has taken over everything else. “My films are essentially not for people who watch Quantico but even then they will get to see an interesting contrast because Priyanka has understood the ground realities of the character.” Priyanka’s glamorous image is so overwhelming that even if she tries, the hangover is difficult to shed. “She has done Barfi in the past and when Saif Ali Khan can convincingly play a dalit in Aarakshan why can’t she?” Jha counters.

Meet the man behind Priyanka’s ever changing looks and beauty!

Priyanka Chopra has been one jelly’s chameleon in these past years. Secret? Her constant change in roles starting from being a Maharashtrian lassie in Agneepath to an autistic girl in Barfi! to a fierce boxer in Mary Kom to finally donning the role of a historic character! Now that’s a lot of change in roles, PeeCee but we’re not complaining one bit because with each role undertaken, Priyanka delivered a flawless performance. Not to forget even the makeup that made her look her radiant best and perfect for her role. All thanks goes to her makeup artist Uday Shirali! This man is responsible to have given us Agneepath’s Kaali Gawde, Barfi!’s Jhilmil Chatterjee, the fighter Mary Kom and now the wife of Shrimant Peshwa Bajirao, Kashibai! That’s a lot of character changing done in a span of seven years!

In an exclusive interview with the renowned makeup artist, Bollywoodlife has learnt quite a lot about Priyanka Chopra’s elusive and beautiful Kashibai avatar. Shirali explained that there was an extensive research done on the Peshwa’s first wife with respect to the period 1700 and the kind of looks that were carried out during that time. He said that with a strong cultural background, the film also brings out the sacrifices of Kashibai, whose character is very important role in the union of Bajirao and Mastani.

With Priyanka juggling between Bajirao Mastani and Quantico, the makeup artist made sure that the actress looks her fresh best in the film and therefore used a Guerlain cream to avoid the tiredness and puffiness. When asked how he prepared such a look for Priyanka, he said, “Kashibai is from a Brahmin family so the skin tone has been kept fair with minimal makeup done. I didn’t use much of kajal because that would give it a Muslim look. Instead, I settled for a minimal look. And even the eye colour had to be changed because traditional Brahmins have eye colours in hues of green. During those days the marriages happened at an early age and we had to show at least an age difference of 10 to 12 years between Kashibai and Bajirao.

When asked on how one can get the Kashibai look as it is wedding season right now, Mr. Uday said that Maharashtrain weddings have ladies draped in Nawvari sarees along with a Khopa that is attached to the hair. The classic use of a chandni bindi along with dark eyebrows would do with the traditional look. Next on the palette is to make sure that you use foundation of the right skin tone so as to look simple and elegant and not flashy. Always go for a burberry hued lipstain as it gives a nice matte finish to the lips. Take on the world with royal eyelashes and apply mascara to it with no kajal and you have a Priyanka Chopra’s Kashibai avatar ready!

Well, that’s one interesting look that needs some attention asap! So all the ladies out there, fret no more about your wedding look at take help of this article to enjoy a radiant wedding look! Also tell us how excited you are to see Priyanka Chopra in Bajirao Mastani in the comments section below!


This Friday, Bollywood witnessed one of the biggest clashes in recent years. Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol-Varun Dhawan-Kriti Sanon starrer Dilwale went head to head with Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone-Priyanka Chopra starrer Bajirao Mastani. While all eyes were on the verdict, the results of the big ticket Bolly clash is finally out.

Here’s how much Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani earned at the box office respectively.

Bajirao Mastani:
While one would have expected the Sanjay Bhansali directorial to fizzle out, considering that it’s clashing with one of the biggest films of the year, Bajirao Mastani maintained its stead and earned in the range of Rs 12-13 crore at the box office. Last heard, the film raked in around Rs 12.80 crore on its opening day, which again is quite good. Had there been no clash, the film would have easily earned over Rs 15 crore and had a much better opening. Knowing its huge budget, the film needs to perform extraordinarily well over the next few days to record a stable opening week for sure.

So as of now, after day one, it’s Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale which is leading the pack and Ranveer Singh’s Bajirao Mastani which is receiving a lot of accolades is trying to catch up. Will the figures tell a different story tomorrow? Let’s see.


After making an action-packed debut in the international small screen space with “Quantico”, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has earned one more admirer in Shiri Appleby. The American actress says she has heard “nice things” about the former Miss World, and wants to work with Bollywood’s ‘desi girl’.

“I would love to work with Priyanka Chopra. One of the actresses on ‘UnREAL’, Johanna Braddy, is on ‘Quantico’ and says the nicest things about her. So, I think I would enjoy the experience of working with and getting to know Priyanka,” Appleby, who essays role of a young aspiring producer in American dark comedy and drama series “UnREAL”, told IANS in an email interview.

Priyanka, who went global with her talent as a singer in 2012 with her single “In my city”, walked into the small screen fiction space of the west through the ABC action-thriller series “Quantico”, in which she plays Alex Parrish, a rookie FBI recruit with a mysterious past.

Appleby might be aware about the Indian actress, but she’s oblivious to the world of Bollywood.

“Unfortunately, I don’t know too much about Bollywood or Indian actors although I would love to learn more,” the actress said.

Appleby is all set to bring the dark truths and secrets of the ever popular reality TV show genre on the Indian small screen with her show “UnREAL”. The show is premiering in India on Saturday on Star World and Star World HD.

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Pardon us, but we’re just slightly crushing on Priyanka Chopra. We’ve been smitten all of 2015, especially when she landed on ABC as the no-nonsense, totally brilliant FBI recruit Alex Parrish on Quantico. She is the epitome of #goals: stunning and smart, badass enough to play kickass Alex, but feminine enough to play a regal Indian queen in Bollywood films. And she wants all women to win, and own it.

Priyanka’s name might be new to American households, but she is Bollywood royalty. We met with the actress at the Regency Hotel in NYC during a press run for her new film, Bajirao Mastani. Press from around the world waited their turn to speak with the beauty, while fans completely flooded the hotel with smartphones perched high to get a quick snap.

After speaking with the superstar, we fell in love just a little more. The total girl’s girl talked about the history behind Bajirao Mastani, a classic Indian love story set in the 1700s. In addition, she shared how she embraces the ambidextrous balancing of Hollywood sets with the colorful stages of Indian films. And all of the dance moves! She may be known as the “Beyoncé of India,” and her castmates call her Priyoncé, but it’s safe to say Priyanka Chopra is a star in her own right.

Check out the exchange below, and get inspired to crush your New Year’s goals with this dope woman’s insight.

Global Grind: I love that you balance two cultures, and the way that you do it is intrinsic to how multiracial kids do it, seamlessly moving within two cultures, or more at times. What’s it like balancing both worlds? What do you love about it, and what can get a little bit complicated?
Priyanka Chopra:
I think you just have to be a little unapologetic about who you are. I think first and foremost to be able to do anything well, is that you need to own it. I love doing Indian films, I’m an Indian actor first. That’s what taught me to be the professional that I am today. I’m 15 years into my career so far, I didn’t go to acting school. I started when I was 18. Every single thing that I know, when I walk onto a set on Quantico, and I know exactly what I have to do and where my mark is, and then I can knock out a scene or a monologue in 20 minutes. And it’s because my film school was one of the most prolific film industries in the world. And I’m super proud of it. I really love Indian movies, and I get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t dance for awhile [laughs].

Bollywood films usually have themes centered around love, and everyone loves a love story. So what’s the theme of this movie?
Love [laughs]. Take a guess! But no, this movie is special because it’s inspired from history. Bajirao was a real character, Kashibai was a real character, Mastani was a real character. Bajirao Mastani is a folk Indian love story. It was 500 years ago, it was in the 1700s. And they were different religions, and at that time that was a taboo. And he was already married, but she was in love. But nobody ever talks about what happened to Kashi, because a forbidden love story is so interesting. I love the fact that [director] Sanjay Leela Bhansali etched a character to question what happened to her. She wasn’t even “the other woman,” she was the woman. What did she go through when this amazing love story and Mastani happened? For me, it’s like losing control of your life and not being able to know about it. I mean, if it was Alex in the situation, she’d be like, I’m out, see ya. But she can’t, she’s queen. She has responsibilities. So playing all of that was so much fun. Because I always get to play these badass women, and Kashi’s just graceful and dignified, and gentle, and… soft. It took like a spin of my head to actually get there a little bit [laughs].

Speaking of powerful women, people often call you the Beyoncé of India.
Yeah, my cast keeps calling me Priyoncé [laughs].

Have you ever met the Beyoncé of America?
No, I haven’t. I have met Jay Z though, with Jimmy Iovine. But I’m a huge Beyoncé fan. I love her. I think she’s such a power woman. I love the way she balances her personal life and her professional life, and I think that’s what, you know, women need to be like. It’s not mutually exclusive, like they tell us. We can have both. If guys can, we can, too. Plus that she’s a beast of a performer. Put her on stage and you’re riveted. But I want to be able to have my own identity. I’ve always emulated qualities from women that I admire, but I’m selfish enough to want my own path. Good, bad, ugly, whatever, at least it’s mine.

So many women say, “Priyanka’s my girl crush!” Do you have any girl crushes, and who are the women you look to when you need a little inspiration?
Well, my mom. She’s a complete overachiever. Way to set someone up for failure [laughs]. Please, double M.D., licensed pilot. She’s a graduate in kathak, which is like a traditional form of dance, extremely difficult, takes like insane practice and dedication. She’s a major overachiever, has like three businesses, even right now. So she’s a huge inspiration for me. But besides that, I love Audrey Hepburn. I love the way she lived her life, again on her own terms. I like women who live life on their own terms. Angelina Jolie, Beyonce. I like women who are unapologetic about themselves, but yet are feminine. You don’t have to be machismo to be a feminist. I think it’s great to celebrate womanhood, but at the same time, you’re no less. Whatever you can do, I can do better [laughs].

Bajirao Mastani hits select theaters Friday, Dec. 18.


Whether it’s a lead role, a special cameo or even an item number, Priyanka Chopra has always managed to turn heads. And she knows it. Despite being away from home for her Quantico shoots, PeeCee made some time out of her schedule to talk about her film Bajirao Mastani.

While the first few reviews have mentioned how Priyanka has stolen the show from the film’s leading pair, the actress calls Bajirao Mastani Ranveer and Deepika’s film. Here the actress talks about her inner conflicts while playing Kashibai and clashing with Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale

Knowing that you might walk away with the most accolades, somewhere, are you underplaying it with Bajirao Mastani?
(Laughs) No, I am not underplaying it at all. Actually, I was stuck with my commitments for Quantico and that’s why I could not be back to do much for the promotions. And honestly, it’s eventually about Bajirao and Mastani’s forbidden love story. Of course, Kashibai is a huge, integral part of the film. What happens to her forms a big chunk of the story but the film is driven by Ranveer and Deepika’s love story. I am not someone who doesn’t see that or understand it. I love Kashi’s role and I am really proud to be a part of this film but I’m not someone who will think that way and underplay. I am rather being honest.

Does screen time matter to you at all?
I can recall an incident actually. When I just joined the business, someone once told me that there are no small roles, there are only small actors. I love the parts that I do and I take immense pride in whatever work I take up because people look forward to watching us on screen and we are in an extremely privileged position. So I don’t take work for granted at all. I do it with a lot of honesty. I am not someone who competes for attention. I never needed to. I get attention anyway. (Laughs) I’m not competitive but more collaborative.

Is it also because you are more secure as an actress?
No, a film is not made by one person. Ever. We actors get the most credit because our faces are on the posters but there are 200 others who work in the making of a film. These are nameless, faceless people who the audience doesn’t get to see and know at all. We stand there and take complete credit for it and that’s very arrogant of actors to do that. But I like to collaborate together and make a great project. That’s the victory. If I start looking for personal victories and not for the film in totality, then it doesn’t make sense. If I do well but the film doesn’t, then what’s the point of working hard on it? No one is going to watch it or appreciate it. I have understood that over the years that if you collaborate, things become easier. I am very happy for the body of work I have got, the directors who chose to work with me, it’s amazing. I have been really fortunate. I would only want to be part of great films that will go down as a part of my legacy. It’s important to make sure that a film wins rather than constantly focusing in an extremely selfish way. Nobody gives a crap if you are good but the film is not good.

This is your third association with Bhansali but first as a director. Ranveer said you took time to adjust to his methods of filmmaking. Is it true?
Sanjay sir and I have an extremely amazing understanding of each other. I was very overwhelmed about the costumes, shooting for the period drama where at one point, I was shooting for Bajirao Mastani, Quantico and Gangaajal at the same time. So when I first came in, that was very overwhelming. Working with Sanjay sir was the easiest part in the film. He has such an acute understanding of human emotions and I am very instinctive as an actor. I am someone who comes to sets and uses my instincts to gauge what the character must be going through. And I have learnt it while working because nobody taught me what acting was. So I depended on myself.

Sanjay sir is exactly like that. He comes on sets, gets everything ready and explains what to do, how to do. I did not come on sets thinking how Kashi is going to be.

Bajirao Mastani is possibly one of the most physically and emotionally draining film you’ve been a part of. Will you still attempt to do another film in the same space soon?
I don’t think there will be any other film like Bajirao Mastani. It’s one of those movies that gets made once-in-a lifetime for an actor and I am fortunate to be a part of it. Secondly, I really don’t plan my films that way. As and when offers are made to me, I have to emotionally resonate with the character. And only if I think I understand her 100 per cent is when I do the film. And it can’t be something I’ve done before. I have never repeated myself because I get bored of same characters myself. Kashi for me is extremely heartbreaking. I am a 21st century modern day girl today. If my husband cheated on me, I will be out! Kashi is in the 1700s and she doesn’t have any other choice. She had to deal with it and all that is so much. It was extremely painful for her. It doesn’t happen quite often with me but I took Kashi back home. My heart ached and I will be emotional at times thinking it was such an awful position to be in. I would never play another character like that and I don’t think there will ever be another character like that written as well.

A lot has been spoken about the clash with Dilwale. You, Ranveer and Deepika share a warm relationship with Shah Rukh. Has this affected it in any manner?
Firstly, there are ample proofs which prove that if two good films come together on the same day, they can work. And I’m definitely looking forward to Dilwale. I will definitely watch it for sure. And I know that the world will also want to watch it. I think both the films will work well because both of them are good films and they are in completely different genres. Let’s just give due credit to both the filmmakers. They are extremely prolific and have a great body of work behind them. There’s no comparison at all. I think people too should go and watch both the films. After all, it’s the holidays, guys!


You may know Priyanka Chopra from ABC’s hit show ‘Quantico,’ but she’s a movie star, too! The star opens up to EXCLUSIVELY about her new role, including how she’s definitely not like Alex Parrish at all!

Priyanka Chopra’s saving the world on Quantico, and she’s taking over movie screens. Priyanka stars as Kashibai in the epic Bajirao Mastani, and she talked to EXCLUSIVELY about tackling such a “heart-wrenching” role and the comparisons to Quantico’s Alex.

In Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka plays Kashibai, the heartbroken first wife of Bajirao. He falls in love with Mastani, and their romance is known for being a “forbidden love story.” For the strong-willed Priyanka, a former Miss World, playing a woman who didn’t have a voice was incredibly challenging.

“It’s so weird, it’s like playing a female character with your hands tied behind your back,” Priyanka told “I’m a proud feminist, I’m a modern day girl who has a voice and an opinion and she didn’t.”

“I’ve been raised to have opinion, my parents encouraged that. At that time, women weren’t allowed to have opinions, so she couldn’t say this was wrong. There’s so much power to that, too, and to find dignity within that. She’s super fragile but extremely strong and resilient,” Priyanka continued.

Priyanka’s been taking over Sunday night TV with Quantico. Her character, Alex Parrish, is one of the fiercest characters on television. Priyanka told just how different Kashibai and Alex are.

“They’re completely the opposite. Alex, by then, would have been out,” Priyanka said. “At that time, Kashibai couldn’t be like that. She was queen. She had responsiblities as queen, and she took that job seriously. For me, it was heart-wrenching and I would take it home with me. I’ve never done a period drama. The characters I play in my Indian films are very strong-willed most of the time, very strong female characters. She’s strong in a completely different way. I’m more like the ass-kicking strong.”


Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Ayushmann Khurrana among others will add star power to the forthcoming 11th edition of Renault Sony Guild Film Awards later this month. “As a member of this hard working industry, the Guild Awards is extremely auspicious to receive for any artist or film professional,” Akshay said in a statement.

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