Bollywood Briefs: Radhika Apte, Vidya Balan, Alia Bhatt, Aamir Khan, Kriti Sanon

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Alia Bhatt (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)
Radhika Apte (Photo: Facebook)

What scares Radhika Apte?

Mumbai–She’s fearless in her film choices, but there’s something about filmdom that scares actress Radhika Apte.

“I am most scared of learning the tricks that work for the director and the audience, because then you start doing that and the repetition becomes practice,” Radhika said during CNN-News18 Bollywood Roundtable, to be aired on Saturday.

The actress has been appreciated for her bold roles and critically acclaimed performances.

Vidya Balan (Photo: Facebook)

When Vidya Balan didn’t wash her hair for a week

Actress Vidya Balan says she is obsessed about cleanliness, but went without washing her hair for a week for her role in “Kahaani 2”.

“For ‘Kahaani 2’, there were actually days when I didn’t wash my hair for seven days and that’s a big deal for me because I am obsessive about cleanliness,” she said during CNN-News18 Bollywood Roundtable with Rajeev Masand.

She also spoke about child sex abuse, a subject dwelled upon in “Kahaani 2”.

“Child sex abuse is something I feel very strongly about, but I never thought I would have the courage to tell a story about it on screen,” said the National Award winner.

Alia Bhatt (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

How ‘Udta Punjab’ changed Alia’s perspective

Versatile actress Alia Bhatt says playing a victim of drug abuse in “Udta Punjab” earlier this year, helped in changing her outlook.

“With ‘Udta Punjab’, I was meant to feel like an animal when I was held captive in a small room. And to know that there are a majority of people who are feeling that way, it does change your perspective, but it also makes you feel bad because there is nothing you can do about it,” she said on CNN-News18 Bollywood Roundtable.

The round-table also included actresses Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte and Anushka Sharma.

Aamir Khan (Facebook file photo)

Aamir calls for supporting demonetisation initiative

Mumbai–Superstar Aamir Khan says that demonetisation has not affected him in any way as he doesn’t have any black money and called for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative.

“I wont lie, I will be honest… demonetisation didn’t affect my life much. I believe it affected those people who have black money… I don’t have any black money… I have been paying my taxes till date. So I don’t have any black money at all,” he said at an event here.

“I spend money through my credit card or cheque so it didn’t affect me much. I know many people had problems and I feel sad for them but I am also happy that our Prime Minister has taken an initiative, so we should support him,” he added.

Aamir, who has three children, also said he would help them only if they are deserving.

“My son is studying theatre and my daughter is planning not to study… she is going on my route. I will help them but I will not help them beyond what a normal person should help. If I feel they are talented and they deserve help then I will help. If I feel they are not deserving, then I will tell them that they are not deserving and I will not help in that way,” he added.

Aamir will now be soon in “Dangal” which is slated to release on December 23.

I love to dress up: Kriti Sanon

Noida–Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon says she likes to dress up for occasions.

“Fashion has been something that I have been really into since a very long time. Every girl likes dressing up and I am that kind of a girl who take a little time to dress up. I love to dress up at occasions,” Kriti told IANS at the launch of the sale for label Ms. Taken here.

About her label, she said: “I wanted to do something that I put in my personal style in.”

The “Dilwale” star says she wanted to bridge the gap of western wear for Indian sensibilities.

“There are so many western wear brands, but somewhere either the Indian sensibilities are not matching with what we want in the brand or sometimes they are not affordable, so I think that gap is something I wanted to bridge,” she said.

The actress, who forayed into the fashion world by collaborating with legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar-backed celebrity fashion company Universal Sportsbiz Pvt. Ltd., launched the sale in The Great India Place mall here.

Ms. Taken, a signature western wear line, includes tops, tunics, dresses, trousers, jackets and denims.

The collection, which is priced between Rs 699 to Rs 2,999 and will be available at Shoppers Stop outlets and online fashion portal Myntra.

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