Freida Pinto Sizzles on Esquire, Sonam Kapoor India’s Most Influential Tweeter | Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, 2012
Too much celebrity news doing the rounds? Allow us to give you the gist of the last seven days in entertainment. This week, actress Freida Pinto sizzled in her photo shoot for the April cover of Esquire UK, while comedian Aziz Ansari headlined a benefit show to support LGBT kids. And in Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor was named the most influential Indian on Twitter, as Ali Zafar’s new film “London, Paris, New York” won praise.
Freida gets frank. Actress Freida Pinto struck a pose for the cover of Esquire UK’s April issue. Pinto, who is promoting her film “Trishna”, talked frankly about a nude scene in the film and her romance with beau Dev Patel. The film is set to debut in U.S. theaters on May 18. (Daily Mail)
Causes important to Aziz. Aziz Ansari headlined a benefit comedy show on Tuesday for Justin’s Gift, an organization that creates safe zones and provides resources for LGBT kids. The event was held in L.A. and featured performances by Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, and Chelsea Peretti. It was a busy week for the actor, who also emceed a reelection fundraiser for President Barack Obama in New York on Thursday. (Rolling Stone)
Depp eyes India. Following in the footsteps of Tom Cruise, actor Johnny Depp is India bound to promote his new film “The Lone Ranger”. Depp will travel to Mumbai at the end of the year to promote the Disney film, which also stars Armie Hammar. The film revolves around the Native American spirit warrior Tanto and an ex-Texan ranger. (Hindustan Times)
Twitter-savvy in Tinseltown. Sonam Kapoor might not have as many followers as Shahrukh Khan or Amitabh Bachchan, but she outdid the megastars to become the most influential Indian on Twitter. The online poll calculated the number of Twitter followers, responses and quality of tweets of big name Bollywood celebrities like Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar. Kapoor has over one million followers and 5,000 tweets. (Times of India)
Love for Ali. Ali Zafar’s new film “London, Paris, New York” is winning over critics in its opening week. The story follows a young couple spending three nights in three beautiful cities, as they experience the dramatic highs and emotional lows of their whirlwind romance. The film, which is directed by Anu Menon, also marks the debut of Aditi Rao Hydari. (Times of India)
Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.