Bollywood Briefs: Zareen Khan, Riya Sen, Aksar 2, Ragini MMS Returns, SRK, Aanand Rai, Aditya Roy Kapur, I am Roshni

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Targeting December 2018 to release film with SRK: Aanand L Rai

Mumbai– Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai says he is hoping to release his movie starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan by the end of 2018 and that he is likely to announce the movie’s title soon.

Rai, who was present for a special screening of “Lucknow Central” here on Sunday, was asked about his film with Shah Rukh.

“I feel honoured to work with him (Shah Rukh) and I will take some time for the film to move forward. I will take another year and a half. We are targeting 2018 December (for release). Nothing has been decided yet but we will announce the title very soon.”

According to reports, the film was tentatively titled “Dwarf”.

Rai’s latest production was “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, based on erectile.

A Bollywood film that deals with incest

 Mumbai–Bollywood film titled “I am Roshni” is set to put the spotlight on brother-sister affection. Its producer says the film deals with incest, but it is not a sleazy one.

“I am Roshni”, produced by Crescendo Music and Films, will tell the story of a supportive brother who takes care of his sister who has faced hardships.

“Though ‘I Am Roshni’ is a film that deals with incest, it is far from being a sleazy film,” Suresh Thomas, head of Crescendo Music and Films, said in a statement.

“In fact, the film carries a strong social message, highlighting bad parental upbringing. It is crafted in an emotionally sensitive manner that will make viewers deeply empathise with the two innocent protagonists,” he added.

The film will star debutants Ankita Parihar and Yash Rajpara.

I’m scared of large water bodies: Zareen Khan

Mumbai–Actress Zareen Khan, currently busy with her next “Aksar 2”, says she is scared of large water bodies.

However, it was during the shooting of her upcoming musical thriller that she felt it’s time for her to face this fear and overcome it in the best way.

“I’m scared of large water bodies like sea or an ocean, so I was slightly skeptical to shoot for few underwater sequences. My feet touched weird things found on the sea bed and that experience was quite eerie,” Zareen said in a statement.

Zareen shot for the scenes in the exotic locales of Mauritius.

Directed by Ananth Mahadevan, “Aksar 2” also features Gautam Rode and Abhinav Shukla.

The film is scheduled to release on October 6.

When Riya Sen refused to shoot intimate scenes

Actress Riya Sen, who will feature in ALTBalaji’s “Ragini MMS Returns”, says she had reservations shooting for the intimate scenes for the upcoming web series.

“I had reservations shooting for the intimate scene. I discussed my discomfort with Suyash (director Suyash Vadhavkar) and finally convinced him to tone down the scene,” Riya said in a statement.

Essaying a pivotal role as Simran in the horror and sex genre, Riya read the script and knew that the series would feature an intimate scene between her and her co-star Nishant Malkani.

However, while shooting the scene, the actress felt uncomfortable. Fearing that she would have to breach her comfort zone, Riya approached the director of the web series and conveyed her concern.

The director toned down the intimate scene considerably, the statement read.

A racy poster of the web series was launched on Monday. It features lead actors Karishma Sharma and Siddharth Gupta standing really close and posing topless in a classroom.

The caption on the poster reads: “They didn’t know then that it was a threesome”.

The web series seems to have some jaw-dropping scenes and twists, on the lines of the movie “Ragini MMS”, which released in 2011. The second instalment of the erotic horror franchise released in 2014 and featured actress Sunny Leone in the lead.

Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy Kapur likes travelling alone

Mumbai–Actor Aditya Roy Kapur enjoys travelling alone and says that in the last few years, he has started visiting museums frequently and picking up art pieces for his house.

“I just like travelling a lot, I like doing a lot of alone travel as well. In the last few years, I have enjoyed going to museums and looking at art. I did a film called ‘Fitoor’ where I was supposed to play an artist and a lot of my research took me to museums,” Aditya said in a statement.

“I enjoyed the whole process, so I have started kind of picking up a few things from here and there from my travel. So, a lot of whatever is up in my house, has been kind of bought on my travel,” he added.

Fans can get a glimpse into Aditya’s house via FOX Life’s show “Design HQ” with architect and interior designer Ashiesh Shah.

The show reveals personalised design inspirations behind celebrity home interiors along with some candid conversations with Shah.

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