Bellbottom, also starring Huma Qureshi, Vaani Kapoor and Lara Dutta, had a start-to-finish schedule in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. Talking about the intense schedule of Bellbottom amid the pandemic, Akshay Kumar said, “It is teamwork and I am grateful to each and every member of the cast and crew from the spot dadas to the light dadas to the technicians to the make-up dadas to my lovely heroines Vaani, Lara, Huma, my director Ranjit and to Vashuji and the production team who believed in our audacious plan. The new normal has made us realise a different way of working that none of us could have imagined. I hope this encourages film industries globally to do what they do best and start entertaining audiences again. I hope our shoot during the pandemic reassures others that keeping all safety in mind, it’s time to get things moving again.”
Priyanka Chopra, meanwhile, has teased her much-awaited memoir Unfinished. Priyanka took to Instagram recently to unveil the book cover and described her process of writing in a series of posts. The actor shared that penning Unfinished required unpacking a lot of her past, including things she thought she had made peace with.
“My parents taught me at a very young age to have courage of conviction, and I’ve never been ambivalent about this. I have always been guided by my curiosity, drive for challenge, and intrinsic need to constantly evolve and move forward. I have taken many leaps of faith, often times when I was advised not to…and even when I too was afraid. Some risks paid off, some didn’t (my life is not a fairytale, although I do hate to lose…c’est la vie), but what I learned during this process is that I have never shied away from change, or forced guilt on myself for leaving something unfinished if that’s what my evolution as an individual required… #unfinished,” Priyanka wrote.