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SRK, Salman say ‘Eid mubarak’ in ‘Zero’ teaser

Mumbai– Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have wished India “Eid mubarak” by featuring together in a special song in a teaser of Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”.

Salman Khan

The two stars, who have earlier worked in films like “Karan Arjun”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam”, share a warm camaraderie in the teaser, which will be attached to Salman’s Eid release “Race 3”.

Shah Rukh enters a stadium, followed by Salman. They are seen dancing together as a voice in the background says: “Dono bhaiyon ke taraf se saare Hindustan ko Eid mubarak. (Here’s wishing Eid mubarak to the whole of India from the two brothers).”

Rai, who has directed Shah Rukh-starrer “Zero”, said in a statement: “Like all Indians, I am also a festival lover. All the festivals in fact. The energy, vibrancy and brotherhood they bring with them makes me joyful and happy. It’s with the same joy that we have made ‘Zero’.

“The film is truly a celebration of many things and this Eid we had the opportunity to celebrate this day with the two Khans who have given us so many reasons to smile over the decades. Honestly for me, more than a teaser or a glimpse of the film, I just wanted to share this feeling with my audience. And for a director his feeling is his film. I wish all a happy Eid and seek their best wishes.”

“Zero” is a story that celebrates life. Its first look featured Shah Rukh as a vertically challenged man piquing the interests of the audience to witness the unusual tale. The makers had shared the first teaser of the movie this New Year and continuing the tradition of giving the audience a festive treat, the second teaser was launched on Eid to give fans another glimpse of this year’s Christmas release.

Red Chillies Entertainment and Colour Yellow Productions have joined hands for “Zero”, produced by Gauri Khan. The movie, releasing on December 21, also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.

Replacing Mr. Bachchan an impossible dream: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Anil Kapoor says megastar Amitabh Bachchan is one of a kind and replacing him is an impossible dream.

Anil Kapoor

Praising Anil, Salman had said in an interview: “I think if there is any replacement to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, then it is Anil Kapoor.”

Thanking him, Anil tweeted on Thursday: “Thank you Salman Khan, for your generosity! Replacing Mr. Bachchan is an impossible dream. He is the only one of his kind. But I’m really honoured and humbled that you took my name in the same breath as him.”

Anil and Salman will soon be seen in Remo D’souza directorial “Race 3”. The film, also starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah, will hit the screens on Friday.

Singing for live audience always special: Armaan Malik

Mumbai– Singer Armaan Malik, set to perform at the “GIGCity- Season 3”, a live multicity simulcast concert on radio, says performing for a live audience is an experience like no other.

Armaan Malik

The concert by Radio City 91.1FM, will have performances from Sukhwinder Singh, Sachin Jigar, Monali Thakur and Neeti Mohan, apart from Armaan Malik throughout the month. The first gig featuring Sachin Jigar is set take place on Friday.

Armaan said in a statement: “Singing for a live audience has always been a special experience for me to stay connected to my fans. Concerts bring families and friends together and are a perfect avenue for music lovers to enjoy the performances of their favourite singers.

“I’m super excited for my live concert through radio and to connect with my fans on the go.”

The initiative brings to life the concept of ‘Aap Jahaan, Concert Wahan’, wherein listeners can experience the atmosphere of a live concert by their favourite artiste, on-air and on the go, unlike a traditional concert. These will air across 25 Hindi speaking markets every Friday.

Additionally, Radio City has planned to visit‘’Happy Hom” and‘’School for the Blin” in Worli where they will host a mini concert for children.

Taapsee Pannu’s sister not inclined towards Bollywood

New Delhi– Unlike many star siblings who are entering Bollywood these days, actress Taapsee Pannu’s sister Shagun has never been inclined towards movies and has no plans to enter the industry.

“Shagun has never been inclined towards movies. She doesn’t even like to come on my sets for that matter. She’s not really a camera-friendly person and has no plans or intentions of coming into films,” Taapsee told IANS.

Both the sisters were together in Rome where Taapsee was shooting for a campaign with online fashion destination Koovs.com, which she immensely enjoyed.

“The kind of looks I wanted to put together to the way I wanted to do the shots, there was a lot of freedom, all that made me feel more like I was on a holiday,” said the actress who has been styled in the latest Koovs collection as she takes on Rome.

How is Tapsee as an elder sister?

“Very protective, and very possessive. I am pretty much a hands-on elder sister,” she said.

In the Hindi film industry, the actress has been appreciated for her different roles in films like “Pink”, “Naam Shabana”, “Baby”, “The Ghazi Attack” and the comedy “Judwaa 2”. Her next projects are “Soorma”, the trailer of which has been released recently, “Mulk” and “Manmarziyaan”.

Has Taapsee ever thought of directing one day?

“No, not yet. I think I still have a lot to learn in terms of acting. However, I don’t think I could do anything else in the film industry apart from acting. If I had to try something else, it would be in a different profession altogether,” she said.

I would love to do Rekha’s biopic: Sheena

Mumbai– Actress Sheena Bajaj, who had featured in the film “Kalyug”, says she is interested in doing a film based on veteran actress Rekha.

“Rekha is an ethereal actress who has aged beautifully and is still extremely charming.

“I always watch her movies on TV and my favourite films are ‘Silsila’, ‘Khubsoorat’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’. I would love to play her someday,” Sheena said in a statement.

She is currently playing the role of Meher Khan in the show “Mariam Khan – Reporting Live”, which is aired on Star Plus. It also features actors Khalid Siddiqui and Rukhsar Rehman.

While Sheena is yet to take up another film, Rukhsar will feature in the movie “Uri” and a Rishi Kapoor-starrer.

Anupam wishes Kirron to do more for Chandigarh on birthday

Mumbai– On Kirron Kher’s 63rd birthday on Thursday, veteran actor Anupam Kher wished that the actress and politician continues to do excellent work for the country, especially for the people of Chandigarh.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

“Happy birthday Kirron! May God give you all the happiness and peace in the world. May you continue to do excellent work for the country, especially for the people of Chandigarh,” Anupam tweeted.

Kirron in 2014, was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Indian Parliament from Chandigarh. She has also featured in films like “Khoobsurat”, “Dostana”, “Fanaa”, “Veer-Zaara”, “Main Hoon Na” and “Devdas”.

‘Loveratri’ will always stay close to our hearts: Aayush Sharma

Mumbai– Superstar Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, who is all set to make his debut in Bollywood with “Loveratri”, says the film will always be close to his heart.

“Yeh film hamesha hamare dil ke karib rahegi (This film will always stay close to our hearts). Umeed karta hoon ki aapko pasand aaye ‘Loveratri’ teaser (Hope that you like the ‘Loveratri’ teaser!) Overwhelmed and humbled to present to you a glimpse of ‘Loveratri’,” Aayush tweeted on Wednesday.

The film’s teaser, which released on Wednesday, begins with Salman introducing the storyline, narrating the colourful love story.

Sharing the teaser, the “Dabangg” star tweeted: “Come fall in love!”.

Directed by debutant director Abhiraj Minawala, written by Naren Bhatt and produced by Salman Khan Films, “Loveratri” also stars Warina Hussain.

It will release on October 5.

Industry ready to invest more in me: Kartik Aaryan

Mumbai– Actor Kartik Aaryan says the success of “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” has opened many opportunities for him.

“Post ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’, now there are more opportunities for me in terms of films. I’m getting offers from the makers I always wanted to work with. Industry have always been nice to me but yes, now they are ready to invest more in me,” Kartik said in a statement to IANS.

“Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” (SKTKS), a new-age love triangle set with a ‘bromance’ twist, released on February 23, and has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark. The film will air on Sony MAX on Sunday.

In real life, what is important love or friendship?

“That’s a tricky one. But I’ll tell you honestly, both are very important for me… like oxygen. I can’t live without them.”

Talking about his work, he said: “I always try to pick up interesting scripts and thankfully, I have been lucky to get scripts like ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’, ‘Akash Vaani’ and ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. Luv sir (Ranjan) and my combination has always worked at the box-office and with SKTKS, we have managed to connect with a wide range of audience.” (IANS)

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