Bollywood Briefs: Sonam Kapoor, Hirani, Guest iin London, Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Diljit Dosanjh, Gippy Grewal , Sardarji, Big B, Sarkar 3, Raabta

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Jumped at chance to work with Hirani: Sonam Kapoor

New Delhi–Actress Sonam Kapoor says she jumped at a chance to work with filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani in the upcoming biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt.

The “Neerja” actress will reportedly essay the role of one of Sanjay’s love interests in the upcoming biopic.

Asked if she could share something about her role, Sonam told IANS over phone: “Unfortunately, I can’t. But I am huge Raju Hirani fan. I have seen every film of his. I just jumped at that chance. I was like ‘I don’t care, tell me what I have to do… If you want me to walk across the frame, I’ll do that’.”

The Sanjay Dutt biopic also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Karishma Tanna, Vicky Kaushal, Dia Mirza and Jim Sarbh.

The film is scheduled to release in December.

Guest iin London’ not sequel to ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’

Mumbai–Forthcoming film “Guest iin London” is not a sequel to 2010 release “Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?”, says co-producer Abhishek Pathak.

“‘Guest iin London’ is not a sequel to ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’, it’s a different film with a different story and different characters,” Pathak said in a statement.

However, the producers are in talks for a sequel to “Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?”, which had featured Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal, Konkona Sen Sharma, Satish Kaushik and Sanjay Mishra.

“We are in discussion to make the sequel of ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’ with Warner Bros Pictures, who own the rights to the original and the sequel,” said Kumar Mangat Pathak, co-producer of “Guest iin London”.

The film features Kartik Aaryan, Paresh Rawal, Tanvi Azmi and Kriti Kharbanda.

Presented by Panorama Studios, “Guest iin London” is written and directed by Ashwni Dhir. The film releases on June 16.

Want to divide my time between Punjabi, Hindi cinema: Gippy Grewal

Mumbai– Diljit Dosanjh has reason to worry. His closest competitor and fiercest rival from Punjabi cinema Gippy Grewal is back in Bollywood, this time playing a ‘sardarji’ in a film about male bonding titled “Lucknow Central”. He says he hopes to create a balance between his projects in Hindi and Punjabi.

Gippy, who has just scored a huge hit in Punjabi called “Manje Bistre”, has spent 90 days shooting for new director Ranjit Tiwari’s “Lucknow Central”.

He says, “The film is complete now. I had the time of my life shooting with four of the most kind hearted and talented actors of Hindi cinema — Farhan Akhtar, Rajesh Sharma, Inamul Haq and Deepak Dobriyal. I learnt so much from them just talking to them and working with them. I’ve come away a rich man.”

“Lucknow Central” is a prison drama about the bonding among five prisoners.

“There are five protagonists and I play a sardarji. There are no girls for any of us. Diana Penty is a part of the cast. But she isn’t paired with any of us.”

Gippy says he is happy to be multi-cultural in his career.

“I’ve a place in Punjabi cinema. My new film is, by God’s grace, a hit. I want to divide my time between Punjabi and Hindi cinema. Nowadays, travel is so easy. In a couple of hours, you can be in any city of the world.

Big B to play ‘angrier’ man in ‘Sarkar 3’ (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai–Bollywood’s evergreen ‘Angry Young Man’ Amitabh Bachchan says he portrays an ‘angrier’ version in the forthcoming film “Sarkar 3”.

The 74-year-old thespian took to Twitter on Wednesday night and shared a few looks of himself from the Ram Gopal Varma directorial.

“‘Zanjeer’, they said is the ‘angry young man’… Strange, on its 44 years of completion, I still play ‘Sarkar 3’, with angrier quotient!” Amitabh captioned the image.

The political thriller is the third instalment of the “Sarkar” franchise, which is directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Jackie Shroff, Amit Sadh and Yami Gautam.

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Raabta looks damn cool: Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan has praised the upcoming film “Raabta”.

Varun took to Twitter, where he shared a few looks of the film, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.

“‘Raabta’ looks damn cool. Directed by my friend Dino (Dinesh Vijan) can’t wait to see his vision on the big screen. Sushant and Kriti are on (fire emoji),” he tweeted.

Reportedly based on reincarnation, “Raabta” is set to release on June 9.

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