MUMBAI — Deepika Padukone’s picture in the gym has been released by her trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala. Apparently, she is developing muscles for her film with Vin Diesel, “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

Watch Deepika Padukone train for “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”:

Hrithik Roshan is said to be a highly probable leading man in Mohit Suri’s “Aashiqui 3.”

Sonakshi Sinha has reportedly been approached for a contemporary remake of “Chameli Ki Shaadi” (1986), in which Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh had starred, though we wonder why Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru are remaking a flop film.

Priyanka Chopra has reportedly signed Anushka Sharma for a film she is producing for her banner, Purple Pebble Pictures. The last time an actress produced a film with other top heroines and not herself in the lead was Hema Malini, who also directed the film “Dil Aashna Hai” (1992) starring Dimple Kapadia, Amrita Singh, Sonu Walia and Divya Bharati.

Bipasha Basu will not be the narrator in season two of her TV show “Darr Sabhi Ko Lagta Hai,” because the format has been changed. The new format will be directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and will have no room for an anchor, which Basu was.

Irshad Kamil, the frontrunner lyricist, will direct a relationship-based story for producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

Actor-producer Sachiin Joshi has decided to remake Ram Gopal Varma’s recent Kannada hit “Killing Veerappan” in Hindi. Joshi plans for it to be an international level biopic that will not just trace the notorious outlaw’s end but also his back story.

Tanishaa Mukerji, better known as Kajol’s sister, was reportedly ill-treated by the creative team of “Fear Factor — Khatron Ke Khiladi” and will now abstain from attending the press conference for the show. We don’t know if she will do the show at all.

Shaan Shahid and Humaima Malik will co-star in “Arth 2,” which Shahid will also direct, and is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s 1983 success “Arth.” Bhatt said that he had given them full freedom to re-interpret his story.

Two directors who made duds last year have decided to move on with new films: Vibhu Puri will now direct Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Kapur in his next, while Vikas Bahl, who had worked with Kapur in his 2015 debacle “Shaandaar,” will work with Amitabh Bachchan in his next.

Vidya Balan will do Sujoy Ghosh’s next directorial, but it is not confirmed whether the subject is “Kahaani 2.”

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt will work also in Shashank Khaitan’s next after their “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.”

Kabir Bedi’s young wife Parveen Dusanj is the elder sister of Nin Dusanj, the wife of Aftab Shivdasani.

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavishas, sung in Prakash Jha's soon-to-release cop drama “Jai Gangaajal’ under the baton of Salim-Sulaiman.

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