TOP Moments: A Week Of Mixed Emotions

It was emotionally a mixed week for Bollywood. There surely was the buzz of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ and the actor was at his witty best. Sadly, this week saw another death as Priyanka Chopra’s father lost his battle with cancer. And the Jiah Khan suicide continues to spring in more surprises.

MUMBAI: All eyes this week was on the promo launch of ‘Chennai Express’ and it turned out to be a great affair. Meanwhile, another death news shocked Bollywood. Dr. Ashok Chopra, better known as Priyanka Chopra’s father lost a long battle to cancer and breathed his last. With these two moments, it was a week of mixed emotions.

Ready Steady Po: Finally the ‘Chennai Express’ has arrived. Well we are not talking about the movie but the promo. The movie starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone is set to release on 8 August but the stars of the film and director Rohit Shetty had a grand promo launch of the film at IMAX Cinemas in Mumbai. While the trailer surely seems to have created the buzz with Rohit Shetty taking his action down south, what was even more entertaining, was to see Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rohit Shetty interact with audiences and media. Shah Rukh Khan’s witty humor and his zany one-liners had everyone in splits. Adding the fun quotient was Deepika Padukone who made one laugh with her ‘Madrasi’ accent, reprising her character of Meena Lochini from the film. With all eyes set on 8 August all we can say for now Ready Steady Po.

Priyanka Chopra Bereaved: It’s sad that Bollywood for three consecutive weeks have been hearing news about someone’s death. Last month it was Rituparno Ghosh. Then it was Jiah Khan and now it is Dr. Ashok Chopra better known as Priyanka Chopra’s father. Priyanka Chopra’s dad for long was fighting a battle with cancer and passed away on Monday at the Kokilaben Ambani hospital. The film fraternity was there to lend a shoulder to Priyanka Chopra and her family during this personal crisis. While Priyanka Chopra bid a tearful farewell to her dear father, it is reported that the actor has resumed her training for the Mary Kom biopic, the very next day. Dad’s little daughter, Priyanka Chopra you surely deserve the tag of a thorough professional. We laud your efforts to put a brave front.

Suicide Or Murder: Well there seems to be no answer for this at the moment. Jiah Khan’s suicide probe over a week has led to some stunning revelations. While the police continue to probe into the case and have taken Sooraj Pancholi into custody, mother Zarina Wahab comes out in support of her son. “If he loved her why would he rape her?” she says. Sadly even Salman Khan has been unnecessarily dragged into the fiasco. Reason? The actor apparently tried advising Sooraj Pancholi not to enter in a relationship with the late actress. Is there more drama to be witnessed? Well time will tell.

These were the TOP Moments this week. At the movies, ‘Man Of Steel’ released along with ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Ankur Arora Murder Case’. But we know the clear winner, who will walk away with a smile on the face, and rule the box-office this week. Until next time.

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