MUMBAI— For her professional as well as social work, Priyanka Chopra was honored on Dec. 24 with an Honorary Doctorate by the Academic Council of the Bareilly International University, in her hometown Bareilly. However, the actress could not receive her honorary doctorate in person as she could not land at the airport due to fog. 

Despite the passing away of Shashi Kapoor, and said to be as per what he would have liked, the Kapoor clan united as usual for their Christmas brunch, and Kapoor’s kids were a part of it too.

Around 15000 potential actors, auditioned to play Vikas Bahl’s “Super 30” alongside Hrithik Roshan, who plays a teacher in this biopic of math wizard Anand Kumar, have been now narrowed to 78, as they want 30 kids who look as real as those from the institute.

Taimur, Saif Ali Khan’s and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s son, received a unique gift from nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar: a forest near Palghar, just off Virar near Mumbai,

Writer-director Ali Abbas Zafar has officially joined Salman Khan Films, which is producing his “Bharat,” after he directed four projects with Yash Raj Films.

Vidyut Jammwal celebrated his birthday in Thailand recently on the sets of his film “Junglee” directed by Chuck Russell.

Karan Kundrra has learned to play the piano from renowned piano teachers for three months for Vikram Bhatt’s “1921,” as he is shown to be an Indian who has come to London to learn music.

Sajid Nadiadwala (of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment) and major film studio Reliance Entertainment are coming together on “Super 30” with Phantom Entertainment, and he will for the first time work with Hrithik Roshan.

Kajol plays a singer in Pradeep Sarkar’s “Ela,” a screen adaptation of Anand Gandhi’s popular Gujarati play ‘”Beta Kaagdo,” which will feature her as a single mother.

Ileana D’Cruz is said to have tied the knot with her Australian boyfriend, photographer Andrew Kneebone.

Mouni Roy will be an integral part of “Dabangg 3,” besides Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.

Spurred by the success of the reboot of “Judwaa 2,” Varun Dhawan and his father David Dhawan, who have also given us the hit “Main Tera Hero,” are now planning to remake “Biwi No. 1,” incidentally an ensemble cast film that was 1999’s biggest hit.

Sonakshi Sinha will romance Punjabi actor-singer Jassie Gill in the “Happy Bhag Jayegi” sequel based in China!

For those still interested, Akshay Kumar has NOT walked out of T-Series’ “Mogul.”

As a crucial sex scene from “Ragini MMS Returns” was leaked online, producer Ekta Kapoor and its web series director Ken Ghosh took a call to reshoot it—with an all-female crew.

Originally to be helmed by Honey Trehan, casting director, the Vishal Bhardwaj production starring Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone will now be directed by the producer himself.

Anil Kapoor, who played a sleuth in the “Race” franchise, now plays father to Salman Khan (!) in “Race 3,” though he is only nine years older than Khan, who also romanced his daughter Sonam Kapoor two years back in “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo!”

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