WASHINGTON — Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Hollywood star Will Smith are soon set to star in ad-supported originals by video-sharing site YouTube, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Priyanka, who carved out a niche for herself in the West through her lead role in drama thriller series ‘Quantico’, will host the series ‘If I Could Tell You Just One Thing’, which will feature her journey to meet inspirational people and ask them advice on how to change the world, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
Smith, who joined YouTube in December, is planning to jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon to celebrate his 50th birthday in September. The stunt, dubbed ‘The Jump Off’, will stream live on YouTube and will have a charity component.
YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl announced the shows on Thursday.
“We see an opportunity to evolve and dig a little deeper using the global reach of YouTube to shine a light on human stories that inspire us and make us smarter,” he said, as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
Box office system introduced in Kathmandu valley
KATHMANDU — A box office system has been introduced in Kathmandu valley from Tuesday.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, launched the system — much sought in the film sector in Nepal– amid a programme organised at Film Development Board here on Tuesday.
On the occasion, Minister Baskota informed that the box office system was launched to make the investment in film secure and promote transparency.
“With the box office in place, the film sector would be promoted,” he said, adding that it would help generate revenue to the State as well.
The box office will be launched in movie theatre outside the valley from coming February.Follow @gorkhapost