Bollywood celebs like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are likely to be questioned by Mumbai Police after the fake social media followers scam has emerged in the country. Many sports personalities and entrepreneurs are under the scanner as this scam reportedly involves international companies. Talking about the racket, Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police Vinay Kumar Chaubey earlier said in a statement, “We have investigated and found as many as 54 firms involved in this racket. SIT comprising Crime Branch along with Cyber Cell has been formed which will help in investigating this case. As per the latest report, the probe reveals that 176 high-profile celebrities have paid money to get followers.
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will be next in The White Tiger opposite Rajkummar Rao, which is a Netflix film. It is adapted from Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel of the same name. The film will be helmed by Ramin Bahrani. It follows the extraordinary journey of a self-made man from being a tea-shop worker in a village to a successful entrepreneur in a big city. The global icon also has an international web series under her belt titled Citadel, which will be produced by Avengers: Endgame makers Russo Brothers and also feature Richard Madden in a key role. It will be directed by Raj and DK, who are known for The Family Man, Go Goa Gone and others.
On the other hand, Deepika will be next seen in Kabir Khan‘s ’83, which also features husband Ranveer Singh in a lead role. Talking about the actress coming on board, director Kabir Khan earlier told us in an exclusive interview, “I think the background, the fact that her dad, Prakash Padukone was a sports superstar, that influenced her very strongly. It wasn’t because Deepika had agreed to do the film that I wrote the role. Deepika liked the role, and that’s why she agreed to do the film. We never initially intended it that way (Deepika being a part of the film), and as Deepika said, there’s a certain support role that the family plays, and I wanted to capture that, which is why I wrote the character of Romi, and when I narrated it to Deepika, I knew it was a small role. So, I said to Deepika, ‘Just listen to the film. If you like it, you’ll come on board, if not, you won’t come on board. She heard the film, and she knew it was about the team and the boys and Kapil. But, she just loved the script and so, she came on board.”