Bollywood Briefs: Bipasha Basu, Nawazuddin, Shweta Tripathi, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Anusha Dandekar

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Bipasha Basu (Photo: Facebook)

Live-in relationships not a negative thing, says Aditya Roy Kapoor

Mumbai–Aditya Roy Kapoor, who will be seen playing the lead role in upcoming “Ok Jaanu”, thinks that live-in-relationships which are common these days are not a negative thing.

“It is not about what is right or wrong. Live-in relationships are common these days, that’s why so many movies are being made on the subject. Many of my friends are going through live-in relationships, some have worked out and some didn’t. But I don’t feel it is a negative thing and marriage has to do anything with it,” he said at the press conference on Saturday, ahead of the film’s release.

The film sees Aditya and Shraddha Kapoor as a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai while Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson play an older couple who are their landlords.

“I don’t think it is wrong if a couple who want to get married get into a live-in relationship to know each other better,” he added.

Agreeing with her “Aashiqui 2” co-star, Shraddha said: “It (the film) is an interesting take on live-in-relationship.”

But Aditya added: “The film is not only about live-in-relationship. ‘Ok Jaanu’ is actually a love story. The couple just happens to be in a live-in. We are not preaching about what is wrong or how modern we are. It has shown the relationship respectfully.”

Directed by Shaad Ali, the romantic drama is releasing on January 13.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin a remarkable actor: Shweta Tripathi

Mumbai–Actress Shweta Tripathi, who will be sharing screen space with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in their forthcoming film “Haraamkhor” said her co-star is a remarkable actor.

“At first, I was worried sharing screen with an actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui because he is a remarkable actor and an outstanding person. He didn’t make me feel that I am a newcomer,” Shweta said in an interview on Saturday.

“Nawazuddin brings down himself to match the level. I felt like I am working with an actor who has same experience like me,” she said

“That’s why I respect him so much. I don’t know anybody who does that. He gives space to another co-star,” She added.

Shot in a small village in Gujarat, the film explores the romance between a 14-year-old school student and her teacher. Decorated with visuals set in a small village are the main characters of the film, the teacher, the student, a boy who has a crush on the same girl and his friend who helps him and the teacher’s wife.

Directed by Shlok Sharma, the film is releasing on January 13.

Juhi Chawla seeks to raise awareness about plastic’s harmful effects

Mumbai–Actress, entrepreneur and social activist Juhi Chawla on Saturday sought to create awareness about menace of using plastic

“Using plastic has an alarming effect not only in society but in the world too. The Supreme Court says unless we examine a ban on plastic, the next generation will be threatened with more serious threats than the atom bomb. Plastic can’t decompose. We see plastics in streets, beaches, rivers and everywhere. Every piece that is made with plastic stays for next one thousand years. Every piece of plastic has toxic substances,” she said at the Rotary club here.

“My brother-in-law mentioned to me that there are islands of plastics in the ocean. He also told me their size, and that’s when it shocked me the most. In the North Pacific Ocean, islands of floating plastic are almost the size of Africa,” she added.

“We are damaging the environment to such a big degree and many of us don’t even know about it. Plastic is poisoning the water. Every day we are creating cancers for ourselves by consuming food in plastic. We must think about what kind of development is this? ” she asked, advising people to carry a cloth or jute bag for shopping, not using plastic cutlery at parties, or plastic bottles, which are are damaging for tropical countries.

I wear Karan’s clothes all the time: Anusha Dandekar

Mumbai– Actress-singer Anusha Dandekar, who will be seen sporting Karan Kundra’s clothes in the second season of reality show “MTV Love School”, says she wears the actor’s clothes all the time.

On seeing Anusha wearing his shirt in the episode, Karan said: “When a girl wears her guy’s shirt, it’s the sexiest”.

Commenting on wearing Karan’s shirt, Anusha said: “I find Karan’s clothes really comfortable and sexy at the same time. The best part is that I wear his clothes all the time. That’s always fun. You can turn their t-shirts and their shirts into t-shirt dresses and shirt dresses which is really comfortable. Put on a pair of stilettos with it, make it really sexy.”

The 34-year-old actress added that Karan’s white shirt, which she wore for the episode, smells of his “aftershave which makes it so much more sexy.”

Celebs wish ‘gorgeous girl’ Bipasha on birthday

Mumbai–B-Town celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan and Govinda wished the “dearest” and “gorgeous girl” Bipasha Basu on her 38th birthday on Saturday.

Bipasha Basu (Photo: Facebook)

Celebrities including Govinda, husband Karan and Lara Dutta Bhupathi, have wished her a year full of happiness, luck and love.

The actress made her film debut with a supporting role in the 2001 thriller “Ajnabee”. The next year, she was cast as the leading actress in the horror film “Raaz” directed by Vikram Bhatt.

She was later lauded for playing a bold role in the erotic thriller “Jism”. The actress was last seen on screen in 2015 film “Alone” along side Karan, with whom she tied the knot in April 2016.

Here’s what the celebrities tweeted on her birthday:

Abhishek Bachchan: Happy birthday to my dearest Bippy today you better eat some carbs! Lots of love.

Govinda: Happy birthday to the woman that combined fitness and grace flawlessly. Bipasha Basu.

Sujoy Ghosh: Happy happy Bipasha Basu…wishing you many ‘robindro songeets’ on your birthday. Get the man to sing!

Lara Dutta Bhupathi: Happy Birthday Bipasha Basu! Shine bright and stay beautiful as always!

Karan Singh Grover: Happy Birthday to the most gorgeous girl in the whole wide world. May your smile get brighter and your laughter get louder with every passing year. All of me loves all of you. Truly.

Sophie Choudry: Happy birthday my darl Bips…Have the most beautiful year ahead. Girl power.

Farah Khan Ali: Bipasha Basu happy birthday Beautiful. Wish you a super fab day and year.

Ashwini Chaudhary: Happy Happy Birthday Bipasha Basu. Loads of love and luck.

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