Newsmakers of Week: Gully Boy goes to Oscars, PeeCee promotes The Sky Is Pink, Big B’s Dada Saheb Phalke win

Newsmakers of Week: Gully Boy goes to Oscars, PeeCee promotes The Sky Is Pink, Big B’s Dada Saheb Phalke win
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Just like millions of people, if you happen to be a Bollywood lover then you’d know that a handful of actors made news this week. From Amitabh Bachchan being conferred with a Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Kiara Advani being cast as the female lead opposite Kartik Aaryan in the sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyan, to Gully Boy being nominated for Oscars, Bollywood was buzzing nationally and internationally with their achievements.

This week, the Newsmakers of the Week clearly goes to the news of Ranveer Singh- Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy selected as India's official entry to Oscars. Plus, Priyanka Chopra has been making headlines ever since she has arrived in India to promote The Sky Is Pink. Also, Salman Khan sharing the first look of Saiee Majrekar from Dabangg 3 had got netizens excited as well. Therefore, we rounded up a list of news that qualifies for the Newsmakers of the Week. Take a look!

Amitabh Bachchan selected for Dada Saheb Phalke award 

This week, what made the most headlines was the news of Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan being selected for Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2018 for his contribution to the Indian film industry. As soon as the news was announced, B-Town poured in congratulatory messages for the superstar and Big B took to his blog to thank everyone for the felicitation as he wrote, “The overwhelming love and appreciation from the moment of the declaration of the DPA (Dadasaheb Phalke Award) has been most humbling... It numbs you into a block of ice that has been kept away from the warmth of its melting for ages... cold dry and blocked that is how you feel on its happening. Then you succumb to it and begin to acknowledge its presence and worth and its delivery.”



Colourful at work .. too much colour happening .. the blues first and now the reds and ‘santara’

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Gully boy goes to Oscars

What caused a stir online was the news of Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy getting selected as India's official entry to Oscars. Gully Boy starrng Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt was inspired by the lives of Indian street rappers Divine and Naezy. An excited Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt took to social media to express their excitement and pen down a note thanking the Film Federation of India for selecting Gully Boy as India's offical entry to Oscars 2020. The note read, “We are so thrilled that #GullyBoy has been selected as India's official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. Thank you to the Film Federation of India, Aparna Sen, Supran Sen, Anindya Dasgupta, members of the jury and a big congratulations to the spectacular cast and crew.”

Salman Khan and Saiee Manjrekar

A few days back, Salman Khan took to social media to share a photo with debutant Saiee Manjrekar who will be making her debut with Dabangg 3 and in the photo, Salman aka Chulbul Pandey, sans his moustache, was seen romancing Saiee. Soon after Salman posted the photo, all of his million fans were ecstatic for this new Jodi.



On location #dabangg3 . . . @saieemmanjrekar

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Priyanka Chopra in India to promote The Sky Is Pink

Ever since Priyanka Chopra has landed on Indian soil, the actress has been neck-deep busy with the promotions of Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink. Talking about The Sky Is Pink, the film is essentially, a love story of a couple- Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra, whose daughter has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, an immune deficiency order at the age of 13. The Sky Is Pink will hit the theatres on October 11, 2019.

Kiara Advani as the female lead in Bhool Bhulaiyan 2

Ever since the makers of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 dropped a teaser of Kartik Aaryan starrer, the buzz around the female lead has been sky high. After a lot of speculation, this week, it was officially announced that Kiara Advani will be cast opposite Kartik in the film.

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