Bollywood Roundup: Sushmita Sen, Karan Johar, Radhika Madan, and more…

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Sushmita Sen (Photo: Twitter)

Sushmita Sen mourns death of Miss Universe 1995

Mumbai– Indian actress Sushmita Sen on Sunday mourned the death of Chelsi Smith, who was her successor as Miss Universe in 1995.

Smith died on Saturday due to liver cancer at the age of 43.

Sushmita tweeted: “I loved her smile and that generous spirit. Rest in peace my beautiful friend, Chelsi Smith. Miss Universe 1995.”

Along with the post, Sushmita posted a photograph which captures the moment the Indian beauty had passed her crown to Smith.

Smith was also Miss Galveston County in 1994, and had featured in various shows and films.

‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 2’ on KJo’s mind?

Mumbai– Filmmaker Karan Johar says if he ever makes “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 2”, he would cast actors Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor in it.

Karan Johar

The 1998 film “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, his directorial debut, had featured Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji.

While hosting ISHQ 104.8’s show “Calling Karan Season 2”, one of the listeners asked him about the remake of “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and the actors he would choose for the movie, read a statement.

Karan replied saying: “If I made ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 2’, I would cast Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor in it.”

Alia was launched in Bollywood by Karan with his film “Student of the Year” in 2012. Janhvi also made her acting debut with a film, “Dhadak”, backed by Karan. Ranbir on the other hand, has worked with the filmmaker in films like “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”.

Radhika Madan looking forward to her debut at TIFF

Mumbai– Actress Radhika Madan is excited to take her film “Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota” to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

“Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota” been selected for the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018.

“Being a newcomer, I’m really excited to be part of such a prestigious film festival in Toronto. It would be a great experience to see your film being screened at the global level and also receiving the feedback from the audience,” Radhika said in a statement to IANS.

“It’s quite an exciting phase of my career, with two films releasing back to back. It’s a surreal feeling,” added the actress, who is making her Bollywood debut with Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Pataakha”.

“Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota” is the story of a man who feels no pain at all. The RSVP Films’ project is helmed by Vasan Bala. The film will be screened next week at the ongoing TIFF.

It also stars Abhimanyu Dasani — son of “Maine Pyar Kiya” actress Bhagyashree.

Weird but fun wearing women’s garments for series: Amol

Mumbai– Actor Amol Parashar says his masculinity can’t be defined by what he wears on screen and that he had fun sporting women’s clothes for a series.

Amol is currently seen as Nirav Chhabra in The Zoom Studio’s web series “Ready 2 Mingle”. Nirav wears a cheerleader’s dress and performs a cheerleading gig as well in an episode. He also put a piece of lingerie on his face as a mask and pretended to be a superhero.

“All these scenes where I am wearing or dealing with women’s clothes are written as a part of the narrative, and do not just exist as gimmicks. When I read those scenes, I found them cute and didn’t have any second thoughts about doing them,” Amol said in a statement.

“There is a misplaced notion of masculinity that leads to discomfort in these situations. Thankfully, I have no such qualms. I know that my sexuality, or masculinity for that matter, is not and cannot be defined by what I wear on screen. Wearing a piece of lingerie on my head, or getting into a cheerleader’s costume may be unfamiliar to me but it is not uncomfortable.

“And that is the plus point of being an actor – that you get to do unfamiliar things. What’s the fun if you are going to run away from them. It was weird but fun wearing women’s garments on me in ‘Ready 2 Mingle’,” he added.

“Ready 2 Mingle” is a series about relationships of millennials and the constant search to find their true love.

I’ve apparently become a sequel queen: Kriti Kharbanda

New Delhi– Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who featured in the third instalment of the “Yamla Pagla Deewana” series and is part of the upcoming film “Housefull 4”, feels that she has become a sequel queen.

Kriti Kharbanda (Photo: Twitter)

“I have apparently become a sequel queen because of films ‘Raaz: Reboot’, ‘Guest Iin London’, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ and ‘Housefull 4’,” Kriti told IANS here.

She doesn’t feel that she will get stereotyped.

“They are all different genres of films. Even if I do get stereotyped, I would like to think that it is more of a challenge because if you are given one character and asked to play in 10 different ways, it says more about me as an actor.

“It is far more challenging that you are given the same character, but you have to play in 10 ways. So how would you do it? That’s acting school in itself,” said the “Karwaan” actress.

Asked if featuring in multi-starrer films and sharing screen space with actors like Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon bothers her, she said: “I don’t know how any film can bother you. It doesn’t have to do with multi-starrer films. If you are insecure, you can feel insecure being the only girl also.

“Like I could have been insecure in ‘Yamla Pagla…’ if I wanted to be. With three actors who are amazing beyond belief and are a brand themselves, they don’t even need me. They made sure that I was part of it. It’s about the people whom you meet. They make you secure or insecure. It’s their attitude. I have been very fortunate.”

Mahesh Bhatt launches trailer of ‘The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City’

Mumbai– Veteran Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has directed many critically acclaimed film like ‘Saaransh’, ‘Naam’ and ‘Zakham’ is now starting his new innings as an actor with ‘The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City’.

Bhatt launched trailer of the flim on Monday with his co-actors Nikhil Ratnaparakhi, Allisha Khan, director Tariq Khan and producer Rajesh Pardasani in Mumbai.

Sharing his experience about acting in the film, Bhatt said: “Acting is a difficult task. In acting, you have to remember lines and you have to be on your toes. I think it is easy to tell how to act from behind the camera but it is difficult to smile in front of camera.

“It is a different medium and I will never consider myself as an actor and if audience like my performance in the film then, all credit of that goes to Tariq Khan,” the legendary director said.

Trailer of ‘The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City’ shares similarity with Mahesh Bhatt’s own production ‘Life in a Metro’ which depicts struggle of human life in Mumbai city. Asked about the similarities of the two films, Bhatt said: “I think every human being has gone through a struggle in their life and Anurag Basu’s ‘Life in a Metro’ looks closer to this film but this film has a different kind of narrative.

“In this film, ensemble star cast of the film is being connected by one theme but film’s director has his own point of view and what makes Tariq the unusual filmmaker is that he has his own individuality and style while making a film,” he said.

The film is slated to release on October 5. (IANS)

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