Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, fondly known as Tabu, is perhaps the most versatile actress to date in the Bollywood industry. Her acting skills and out of the box roles she picks have positioned her in such a way she is always at the top, no matter who her competition is. From Machis to Andhadhun, here is looking at some truly brilliant performances by Tabu:
Based on Operation Blue Star, an incident which shook Punjab in the year 1984, Machis saw Tabu shine like never before. Playing the character of Veeran, a victim of the operation, Tabu showed how Punjabi women dealt with the aftermath of the violence . Her performance was so amazing, it won her the National Award for the Best Actress that year!
While Machis saw the fearless side of Tabu, Virasat saw her determined side. Playing the role of a housewife who stood by her husband through thick and thin, this movie saw another side of the actress. Both critics and audiences lauded her performance in the movie and awarded her with the Filmfare Choice Awards for Best Actress during the year (1997) the movie released. If that isn’t affirmation, then what is?
Another movie where the role seems to have been tailor made for Tabu, Astitva saw this actress play the role of an extremely confident woman. Searching for her identity while having an affair with a music teacher, this film saw the actress play an extremely relatable character. What one realises with this role is that it takes more than just good looks to sell a character, or a story.
- Chandini Bar
Remember Mumtaz? An iconic actress during her time, it goes without saying Tabu was perhaps the best actress to play her in a movie. Touted to be one of the most memorable roles by the actress, Chandini Bar not only saw Mumtaz in a new light, it saw Tabu shine as well. Winning four National Awards, this movie set the benchmark for all future films.
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Haider saw Tabu give the term tragedy a new look. Her portrayal of Hamlet’s mother was so nicely done, it made you sympathise with her rather than hate her.
With so many great movies to her name, it is hard to pick just one favourite. What is your favourite role? Comment and let us know!
Priyanka Chopra Jonas Set To Join Matrix 4
Priyanka Chopra Jonas established herself as a credible actress in Bollywood and is also steadily signing Hollywood films as well. The actress already appeared in Baywatch, A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic?
Priyanka Chopra Jonas last appeared in the Bollywood movie The Sky Is Pink, which was a hit and earned positive reviews from critics. The actress will now reportedly join The Matrix franchise and will have a major role in The Matrix 4. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who already starred in the previous three installments, will also be a part of The Matrix 4.
The Matrix franchise is a series of movies created and directed by Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski. The series is about a world created by machines (viruses) which imprison mankind in virtual reality (The Matrix,) so they can be farmed as power sources. The franchise earned widespread acclaim owing to its storyline, characters and VFX.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is also set to star in the television show Citadel opposite Richard Madden. Priyanka Chopra Jonas also recently completed shooting for Netflix’s The White Tiger, in which she will be seen alongside Rajkummar Rao.
On the other hand, The Matrix 4 is set to be released in 2021.
Dia Mirza Breaks Down At Jaipur Literature Festival
Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which takes place in Jaipur. It is said to be the world’s largest free literary festival. Every year, eminent personalities attend the festival to speak about current affairs and political trends.
Actress Dia Mirza attended the event this year and was speaking about climate change. However, the actress broke down into tears in the middle of her speech. Upon being asked the reason for the tears, Dia Mirza said she was affected by the tragic demise of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a helicopter crash.
The actress delivered a message about the importance of being empathetic and said, “Don’t hold back from being an empath. Don’t be afraid of shedding your tears. Feel it, feel the full extent of everything. It’s good. It gives us strength. It does. And this is not a performance.”
When offered a tissue to wipe her tears, the actress refused by saying, “I don’t need paper.” This particular statement attracted trolls on Twitter, which compared her to a desi version of Greta Thunberg and pointed at how the actress did not mind attending the event in a petrol vehicle but refused tissues.
#WATCH Actor Dia Mirza breaks down while speaking at the ‘climate emergency’ session during Jaipur Literature Festival; she says, “Don’t hold back from being an empath”. (27.1.20) pic.twitter.com/fyAgH3giL9
— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2020
This edition of Jaipur Literature Festival had Faye D’Souza, Javed Akhtar, Lisa Ray and Manish Malhotra, to name a few, as speakers.
Deepika Padukone Features In Louis Vuitton Pre Fall 2020 Campaign
Louis Vuitton is a brand which is flaunted by the wealthiest individuals on the planet. Wearing Louis Vuitton apparel is a style statement. It is an easily recognizable brand, thanks to its iconic initials ‘LV.’
The brand recently released its pre fall 2020 campaign and Deepika Padukone features in it. She stars alongside the likes of Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner and American Horror Story star Emma Roberts.
This makes Deepika Padukone the first Bollywood star to feature in a global campaign by the iconic clothing brand and gives Deepika another unique accomplishment in her career. The Bollywood star took to her Twitter to share the news with everyone.
I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Louis Vuitton family!To be a part of Nicholas Ghesquière’s vision for the world’s most iconic brand is not only exciting but also very humbling!
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 23, 2020
The actress recently received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum held in Davos for her contributions towards mental health awareness. She recently starred in the movie Chhapaak. Deepika Padukone will next star as Romila Devi, the wife of Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev, in the movie ’83.
Deepika Padukone Speaks About Addressing Mental Health Issues At World Economic Forum
Deepika Padukone is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood right now, but the outspoken actress did not have an easy journey to the top. Deepika battled severe depression over the years and broke the silence about it after years when she finally overcame it. She was very vocal about the support of her colleague and husband Ranveer Singh in helping her overcome her depression.
Deepika Padukone also started The Live Love Laugh Foundation to help people suffering from stress, anxiety and depression. The actress once again spoke about the issue at the World Economic Forum (WEF,) which was held at Davos. WEF is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.”
The actress stressed on the importance of addressing mental health issues while building a more sustainable and inclusive world.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 20, 2020
Thank You @DrTedros for your warmth and generosity and we look to working together in our efforts to de-stigmatise mental illness and creating awareness regarding mental health.@TLLLFoundation @WHO https://t.co/hxxQlWAVPo
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 21, 2020
Deepika Padukone recently acted in a film, Chhapaak, which is about an acid attack survivor and how she rebuilds her life and eventually finds love. The movie is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas Stars In New Jonas Brothers Song What A Man Gotta Do
The Jonas Brothers recently released a video of their new single What A Man Gotta Do, which recreates iconic scenes from the movies Say Anything, Grease and Risky Business. The video also stars the wives of the Jonas brothers, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra recreate the Tom Cruise classic Risky Business scene where he slides on the floor and sings into a trophy. Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas recreate the boombox scene from Say Anything and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner recreate the dance off scene from Grease.
Priyanka Chopra announced the release of the video on her Twitter handle after releasing a teaser.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 16, 2020
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 17, 2020
The video also features bloopers from the making of the song and behind the scenes shots of the song.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently finalised to star in the Russo Brothers’ international spy series Citadel, alongside Bodyguard and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.
Cannot wait to work with the talented @_richardmadden and incredible @Russo_Brothers on CITADEL… A multi-layered global franchise with interconnected local language productions from India, Italy and Mexico. It will truly be global content. More soon. @AmazonStudios @AGBOfilms pic.twitter.com/o4ADVX1QTw
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 14, 2020
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