How Bollywood celebrated New Year
Dispatches from Dubai, Thailand, Goa and New York
Nargis Fakhri returned to her home city of New York, but was the picture of desi perfection while ringing in the New Year.
Shahid Kapoor had a pun-tastic start to 2017, offering the world a glimpse of his assuredly adorable daughter Misha and her too-cute-to-handle knit booties.
Alia Bhatt started the New Year on trend in a metallic puffer jacket and #nomakeup.
Alia’s on-again boyfriend Sid Malhotra gave us the bigger picture.
Sonam Kapoor revealed her New Year’s resolution to her 8.2 million strong Insta-fam.
Sonakshi Sinha showed off her sculpted bod in head-to-toe black and cheekbones that shone brighter than the Christmas tree behind her.
Priyanka Chopra offered fans a glimpse inside her Goa holiday home, shooting a blissed-out selfie by the pool.
Ranveer Singh was working on his tan on Dubai, with girlfriend Deepika Padukone presumably close at hand.
Arjun Kapoor revealed a touching story about his grandmother as he started the New Year on a sentimental note.
Here s looking at you 2016 & waiting for u 2017 !!! As we usher in a new year there’s a lot that’s on my mind…I’ve had a pretty decent 2016 where my work is concerned I am grateful to be part of such an amazing profession that allows me to meet new people travel to amazing places in India and across the world. Between Khatron ke Khiladi and Ki and Ka my first half was different and yet liked and appreciated my all of u, thank u for that…the last 6 months I have spent on a film that will always be close to me because of the difficult circumstances the team and I faced during the making…more so for me because I lost my Naani as I began shooting and it was her last wish that I work my bloody ass of for this film because she read the book 5 times and believed it would make for a good film…Halfgirlfriend has been an enriching and fulfilling experience for me…I end the year with Mubarkan and start the year shooting for it with my Jhakaas Chachu and everyone s favourite Anil Kapoor it’s going to be a moment that will make me feel life has come a full circle…5 years of toiling and hard work has made me earn the chance to stand in front of the camera with the man I have wanted to emulate when I grew up…so ya I have seen a lot of posts of people not 2 happy about 2016 but I am grateful for it and excited for 2017 !!! Hope to continue entertaining all of u thru my work and yes to my friends in the media I respect the tough job u guys have and I believe u all do it as well as possible, hopefully 2017 will be about being even more sensible, sensitive and our professional life being more relevant than our personal lives. To all the people who have supported me appreciated my work wished me well and to all the fans out there I continue to work for all of u and yes I read every tweet and check every insta post u guys inspire me when I am down thank u…Lastly my friends & family who support me silently and have helped me be the person that I am all of u a big smile and hug since all of u complain I don’t smile enough and show enough affection…wish all my friends and my enemies, all my admirers and haters an amazing 2017 !!! Big love and now I’m outta here – AK