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Priyanka Chopra prepares for the Oscars

February 16, 2016 11:20 IST

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Priyanka Chopra

The 2016 Oscars is just a few days away, and Priyanka Chopra is getting ready for the big day.

The actress will be presenting an award, and she's trying out her dresses. 'First Oscar fitting.. We're getting there,' she tweeted.

She did not treat us to a picture of the dress but she shared a picture from the sets of her telly show, Quantico, above.

'I can't feel my face when I'm with u @tateellington -20 degrees on the sets of @abcquantico,' she tweeted.

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Anoushka Shankar at the 58th Grammy awards

Anoushka Shankar

Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar may have lost out to Angelique Kidjo (for Sings) in the Best World Music Album category but she's living it up at the big event.

She posted a collage of pictures, above, and wrote: ‘Me and my bestie enjoying our third #grammys together.'

Indo-British filmmaker Asif Kapadia won an award in the Best Music Film section for his documentary Amy.

Rudresh Mahanthappa, who was nominated for The Afro Latin Jazz Suite in the Best Instrumental Composition category, won his first Grammy award.

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Manisha Koirala: Vinod Chopra told me that I was a shit actress

Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala has started shooting for her comeback film, and she made a revelation in her latest blog post.

'My grand ma told me ‘even if you want to be a mali (gardener) you must aim to be the best in your profession’!! Looking back, this one sentence has driven me to do a lot of hardwork in the sense I have taken up long infact very long hours of rehearsals, the look test (which has hours of discussion with the stylist or designer about the costume, jewellery, hair n’ make up), understanding the psychology & thought process, the language (my weak point – hence even more effort) etc. Though I must admit during my hay days of shoot, when I was running from one set to another and working on 12 films/yr, all 360 days and at times 18 hrs/day hence I never got chance to rehearse, but there were directors who insisted upon rehearsals back then too & it definitely shows in the final product. I feel a genius is a product of anxiety filled long hrs of hard work, and total focused effort to bring out that lil extra in the character, beyond what writer has written or director has imagined (if that is possible because I have seen good directors have thought about various aspects themselves.’

‘So before we go on set, one is totally relaxed and let the intuition guide you. We train enough and not more, what I mean is we need to be a lot flexible because our sets, lighting, actors are all fluid. We need to have flexibility to be able to blend accordingly to the last minute changes. Ha, you might think its tough, it is! But artists are trained and this is what seperates a good peformace to an exceptional one. Who does this? An ARTIST!’ she added.

‘When Vinod Chopra told me that I was a shit actress it was a turning point in my acting career as that drove me to put in relentless long hrs to understand why? Since then I haven’t looked back,’ she signed off.

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PHOTO: Kriti Sanon after a day’s work!

Kriti Sanon

Dilwale actress Kriti Sanon is having busy work schedule, thanks to Raabta.

She posted a picture, above, and wrote: ‘Long day..Exhausted..but a step closer to my goal..all i wanna do now is #SleepLikeABaby.’

Directed by Dinesh Vijan, the film will also star Sushant Singh Rajput.

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Vidya Balan speaks fashion 

Vdiya Balan

Vidya Balan was one of the speakers at the Luxury League as part of Narendra Modi's Make in India campaign. The event was hosted by Ritu Bedi.

She shared a picture from the event, above, and wrote: ‘On a panel discussion ,talking about 'The Branding of a Style Icon' at Make in India Week.’

Vidya Balan was joined on stage by French fashion journalist Antigone Schilling, French designer Chantal Thomass, and Indian fashion designer Manish Arora.

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First look: Raai Lazmi gears up for her Bollywood debut

Julie 2 poster

South siren Raai Lazmi is all set to make her Bollywood debut with the sequel of Neha Dhupia starrer 2004 film Julie.

Actress Priya Mani ‏took to Twitter to wish her luck and wrote: ‘Wow!.and I have to say @iamlakshmirai looks hot! congrats and all the best for ur Bollywood debut!!rock it!!’

Directed by Deepak Shivdasani, the thriller film will release on August 12.

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Prakash Jha takes Jai Gangaajal to Hyderabad

Prakash Jha

Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who ‏is touring the country and promoting his film Jai Gangaajal, recently visited Hyderabad.

He posted a picture, above, and wrote: ‘With Editor in Chief Nawab Zahid Ali Khan of The Siyasat Daily.. @JaiGangaajal promotions Hyderabad.’

Starring Priyanka Chopra and Manav Kaul, the film will release on March 4.