Bollywood Briefs: Lipstick Under My Burkha, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Chadhta sooraj, Mujtaba Aziz Naza, Aahana Kumra, Malayalam actor fraternity

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Sanjay Dutt is an eternal rockstar: Aditi

Mumbai– Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who will be seen as Sanjay Dutts daughter in his upcoming comeback film “Bhoomi”, has tagged the actor as her “big friendly giant” and an “eternal rockstar”.

Aditi took to Twitter on Thursday to share a photograph of herself with Sanjay. In the image, the two can be seen posing away from the camera with a smile on their faces while donning white clothes.

“Look what I found! Happy times with the big friendly giant. Throwback Thursday. Filmy father. Eternal rockstar. ‘Bhoomi’, memories,” Aditi captioned the image.

Directed by “Mary Kom” fame director Omung Kumar, “Bhoomi” also features Sidhant Gupta.

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan on lookout for real life twins

Going for a new promotional activity, actor Varun Dhawan says he is searching for real life twins for the trailer launch of “Judwaa 2”.

The actor took to Twitter on Thursday to share the news by posting a video.

The film is a remake of the Salman Khan starrer and features Varun in a double-role along with Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu and Anupam Kher.

In the video, Varun says the team is starting a contest to find real life twins with Jacqueline and Taapsee asking fans and followers to enter the contest.

They said that the winner will get a chance to be part of the trailer launch.

Sajid Nadiadwala’s “Judwaa 2” is being directed by Varun’s father David Dhawan.

Varun, Jacqueline and Taapsee will be fronting the campaign that started on Thursday, marking three months to the film’s release on September 29.

“Judwaa 2” is being presented by Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.

‘Chadhta sooraj’ close to my heart: Mujtaba Aziz Naza

Mumbai–Singer Mujtaba Aziz Naza says “Chadhta sooraj” sung by him for the film “Indu Sarkar” is close to his heart as the original was sung by his father Aziz Naza.

“Chadhta sooraj” is a remake of the famous Qawaali by the same name.

“This song is very close to my heart as the original one has been sung by my father. I have seen people being extremely moved when I have performed this song in the past, I’m hoping it will be well received in the movie as well,” Mujtaba said in a statement.

“It was a great experience working with Anu Malik (composer) and Madhur Bhandarkar (director). We had to ensure that while remaking the song for the new generation, we retained the essence and the spirit of the original qawwali,” he added.

“Indu Sarkar”, scheduled to release on July 28, features actors Kirti Kulhari, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles.

Working with Big B was truly rewarding: Aahana Kumra

Actress Aahana Kumra, who made her television debut playing Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter in “Yudh”, says working with the megastar was truly rewarding.

“For a young actor like me, working with Mr. Bachchan was truly the most rewarding experience of my life. He has been very supportive of my work and always appreciates every little detail,” Aahana, who essays the role of a rebellious young beautician in the film “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, said in a statement.

She added: “In fact, I was so overwhelmed to see that he tweeted about the film and that just made my day. He’s called the film different and bold. Exactly what we stand for, and I hope it gets the same reception in our motherland.”

“Lipstick Under My Burkha” will release on July 21.

Malayalam actor fraternity united on actress kidnap case

Kochi–The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) on Thursday expressed their ire at the media over the actress kidnap case and said that the artists are united on the issue.

The anger at the media came when probing questions were put to the AMMA executive committee members, who included association President and Lok Sabha member Innocent and superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal, Dileep and Kerala assembly members Mukesh and K.B. Ganesh Kumar.

Kumar lost his cool when questions came thick and fast over why the AMMA annual general body meeting did not take up the actress’s kidnap case, when she is a member as is Dileep, who was questioned by the police for over 13 hours till 1 a.m. on Thursday.

“It was me who had told the meeting that if anyone wishes to raise this issue, it can be raised and discussed. But none had any doubts as they know that AMMA is fair. Both of ‘them’ (the victim and Dileep) are our own children. We are united and none can break our unity and our organisation,” said Kumar.

Another member who lost his cool was Mukesh who was asked if the women artists’ new organisation, which too like AMMA was silent on the case, did not have any doubts.

 

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