Bollywood Roundup: Salman Khan, Manushi Chhillar, Soha Ali Khan, and more…

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Salman Khan to launch own gym equipment range

Mumbai– Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, known for his chiselled physique even at 52, is all set to launch his own gym equipment range, contributing in his way to the Fit India movement.

Salman Khan

The actor, who has inspired several younger actors to work towards a muscular body and fitter frame, already manages his clothing, jewellery, and E-cycle brands under the Being Human umbrella. The gym equipment range will be launched under a new line, read a statement.

Salman has acquired the 100 per cent manufacturing rights of fitness equipment company Jerai Fitness. The company has been in existence for over 25 years and supplies to over hundred gyms a month across the country.

The new venture will aim to have a wide reach and create fitness awareness along with educating people about the importance of being fit and healthy.

Salman envisions to make fitness affordable to every Indian with Made in India, state-of-the-art fitness equipment. He would like to reach every village, town and city in India which can also create job opportunities for fitness entrepreneurs and sportspersons of the country, the statement read further.

Want to do an action film: Manushi Chhillar

Mumbai– Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar says if she gets an opportunity to work in the film industry, she would love to do a project in the action space.

Manushi Chhillar (Photo: Facebook)

“I would like to do an action movie, and in which I am doing the action. I don’t want to be a damsel in distress. I want to be a superhero. I would love to do that,” Manushi said here on Wednesday at the Big FM radio station when she was present to celebrate women power.

There were reports that filmmaker Karan Johar was keen to launch Manushi under his banner when she won the Miss World title, but there isn’t any development on that front.

Asked when she will feature in movies, she said: “I don’t have a production house, so I can’t tell you that when my film will come. In life, all things have come to me as a surprise and I didn’t have any plans to do films. So let’s see how it goes.”

Manushi went on to win the title of fbb Femina Miss India Haryana in April 2017. She represented the state of Haryana in annual Femina Miss India competition and was crowned Femina Miss India 2017 in the finale held on 25 June 2017, later going on to win the Miss World crown. (IANS)

Parenting is where the reward, love and care is: Soha Ali Khan

Mumbai– Actress Soha Ali Khan says since she became a mother, she has developed more respect for her own mother and thinks that parenting is where the real reward, love and care is.

Soha Ali Khan (Photo: Twitter)

Soha interacted with the media at a special screening of a Touch Of Care campaign by Vicks here on Wednesday. She was joined on stage by cricketer Gautam Gambhir and actress Shriya Saran.

“I always thought what it’s like to be a mother. When you become a mother, you respect your mother so much more. For the first time last week, I left my daughter Inaaya alone with my husband Kunal (Kemmu) and he called me up at the end of the day and said he has so much respect for the fact that I do this every day,” Soha said here.

She said the couple had even thought of adopting a child earlier.

“It’s not about biology. When I was thinking about having a child and wasn’t sure whether we would have a biological child and we were open to adoption… That time I spoke to a friend of mine and she said the question is not are you ready to be a mother or be pregnant or have a child.

Kajol named brand ambassador of skin care brand

Kolkata– Actress Kajol has been named the brand ambassador of skin care brand Charmis.

The new TV campaign, featuring the actress, captures the values and essence of the brand – “Achchaai Jo Chehre Par Nazar Aaye”. It has been rolled out to celebrate the goodness, painstakingly nurtured and instilled in children by every mother, said a statement,

Kajol (Photo: Facebook)

“The Charmis film simply underlines a basic truth that while goodness is about character, integrity, honesty, kindness, moral courage, but above all, goodness is about how you treat other people. Being an ambassador makes me feel good and trustworthy; both aspects being important to me as a person and an artist,” said Kajol.

The campaign recognises and celebrates the lessons best learnt from mothers – ‘Maa ki Seekh’ and how they guide children to make the right choices as they navigate through the maze of life and respond to challenges and conflicts thrown up each day.

Never give up: Suniel tells son Ahan Shetty

Mumbai– As his son Ahan Shetty gets set to start shooting his debut film, veteran actor Suniel Shetty has shared some words of wisdom for him.

Suniel Shetty (Photo courtesy: Celebrity Curry)

“Congratulations Phantom! A new journey begins today my baby. No matter how you feel. Get up. Dress up. Show up. Scream, Cry, but never give up! Ahan Shetty, Sajid Nadiadwala,” Suniel tweeted.

Ahan will reportedly make his debut with the remake of Telugu hit “RX 100”, which will release in 2019.

Actress Athiya Shetty, Ahan’s sister, also tweeted in support of the newcomer, saying she will always be his biggest cheerleader.

“Baby brother, I wish you nothing but the best. All the love and success, but most importantly, every bit of happiness, patience and never ending faith. I will always be your biggest cheerleader, forever and ever. May you shine so bright, my Junior. Keep it real.”

A post from the official Twitter account of Sajid Nadiadwala’s production banner read: “Lots of love and a big warm hug is how you were welcomed to the NGE Family and now kickstarting an exciting journey ahead! A GRANDson launch for Ahan Shetty”.

‘Meri Jung’ changed my life: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Anil Kapoor says it was the 1985 film “Meri Jung” which changed his life.

Anil Kapoor

Anil on Thursday took to Twitter to thank veteran lyricist and screen writer Javed Akhtar and filmmaker Subhash Ghai for giving him the opportunity to work in the film.

“Do you remember the exact moment your life changed? That for me was when I signed ‘Meri Jung’! This movie led to me marrying my wife and embarking on an incredible journey! Thanks Javed Akhtar for believing in me and Subhash Ghai for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime,” Anil tweeted.

The film revolves around two characters Thakral and Deepak. Thakral prosecutes Deepak, even though he is aware of his innocence.

It also stars Meenakshi Sheshadri, Nutan, Amrish Puri and Javed Jaffrey.

Anil, who was last seen on screen in “Fanney Khan”, will next be seen in two films “Total Dhamaal” and “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”.

I’m huge Carolina Marin fan: Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai– Actress Taapsee Pannu says she is proud to have Spanish badminton superstar Carolina Marin in her team Pune 7 Aces for the fourth edition of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL).

Taapsee Pannu

“I am so happy and proud to have Carolina in my team. I’m a huge fan, not just because of the fact that she is one of the best players in the world but also because of the spirit with which she plays,” Taapsee said in a statement.

“She is a treat to watch when she is playing. The funny anecdote is that whenever she plays in India I always get a bunch of messages on social media telling me that my doppelganger is here or comparing our pictures and pointing out similarities.

“Though I’m sure personally we both might find it difficult to believe but a lot of people apparently feel so,” she added.

The “Manmarziyaan” actress is looking forward to meeting Marin when she will travel for the PBL matches. The date of the meeting is not yet fixed. (IANS)

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