MUMBAI—Chitrangda Singh, who has been juggling between “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3” and “Baazaar,” is unable to decide her New Year plans. The actress is still debating whether it will be home turf in Delhi with family or the beaches of Phuket to ring in the New Year. 2018 will also see her debut as producer with Shaad Ali’s “Soorma,” hockey player Sandeep Singh’s biopic.
And so, who will be where when 2018 begins? Here’s a lowdown:
Salman Khan will be in Mumbai itself, though he might celebrate his 52nd birthday in Goa with his family, Katrina Kaif and Iulia Vantur. Khan is shooting full steam for “Race 3” and also has to wrap up the finale of “Bigg Boss 10.”
Shahid Kapoor, after a busy 2017, plans to be home in Mumbai with his wife Mira and daughter Misha. It’s also filmmaker Karan Johar’s first New Year’s Eve in a long time at home, because his twins Roohi and Yash are too young to travel. Tusshar, too, has dropped his plans to travel to Dubai for the year-end. Instead, he will be home with Laksshya. Bhumi Pednekar plans to spend her time at home, before starting her new film’s schedule. Priyanka Chopra is also going to be home with family.
Also in town will be Aditya Roy Kapur, who is recovering from a bout of illness. Diana Penty is expected back in Mumbai after the schedule of her “Happy Bhag Jayegi” sequel. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover have plans to party with friends in the city.
Jacqueline Fernandez will, however, be in Bali for a family vacation with father Elroy taking a break for the first time in almost 30 years! She will celebrate Christmas there as well.
Another “Bali-ant” actor will be Alia Bhatt, who just wants a blast before returning to a busy year packed with “Gully Boy,” “Brahmastra” and “Raazi.”
Abhay Deol shoots through Christmas and New Year in Los Angeles for his international project, “The Field.” In any case, the US remains his fave vacation spot, though this time it’s all work. Aamir Khan will also have a working New Year, but in picturesque Thailand where he is shooting for “Thugs Of Hindostan.”
Vivek Oberoi is on a long break. After Goa, Delhi, and Rajasthan, he will take off to Spain! Goa also beckons its usual lot as Taapsee Pannu will be accompanied by close friends and sister Shagun while Rakulpreet Singh is also there for a getaway before her “Aiyaary” promotions begin. Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha (now this spelling is official it seems, or was “Chadda” a numerological ploy?) are the latest couple in tinsel-town and will also be enjoying each other’s company there.
On the other hand, Juhi Chawla will be in Uganda from Christmas through New Year with a Safari thrown in, and they will be put up at the Serengeti Sasakwa Lodge, one of the highest-rated in the world. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli will be in South Africa, as also Akshay Kumar and his family. Obviously not together, though.
Shilpa Shetty and family with mother Sunanda and sister Shamita are holidaying in the United Arab Emirates, and Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan will be at an unrevealed destination in Europe followed by shopping in London.
Sanjay Dutt and family will head for Dubai, while Rohit Shetty, who is there with family already, will return to Mumbai for the New Year.
Very near home will be the Devgns – Ajay, Kajol and kids Nysa and Yug – at their Karjat farmhouse a mere two hours from Mumbai. But Radhika Apte (Pune), Yami Gautam (Chandigarh) and Kangana Ranaut (Manali) will be homebound to their respective families. Deepika Padukone is likely to be with her parents and sister in Bengaluru, but will also travel to another holiday destination with them.
Sonakshi Sinha plans to be away, and so does the Anil Kapoor family (wife Sunita, kids Sonam Rhea and Harshvardhan and reportedly even Sonam’s beau Anand Ahuja). Shraddha Kapoor and her family are planning to take off on a holiday, too. Hrithik Roshan, accompanied by his sons Hrehaan and Hridaan, will be traveling to an exotic location to bring in the New Year.
Prachi Desai is already in the US with friends. Ileana D’Cruz is expected to travel, though the location is not known yet. Arjun Rampal, who has been shooting in Ladakh, will spend Dec. 25 to Jan. 2 with his daughters Mahikaa and Myra and wife Mehr, though the destination is yet to be decided. Sidharth Malhotra will also have a brief holiday.
Sunny Deol will spend New Year’s Eve with his son Karan, working on “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas,” but just might wrap up work to head to their Khandala farmhouse with dad Dharmendra. Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan will be working too.