Bollywood Roundup: Mahira Khan, Athiya Shetty, Gippy Grewal, A.R. Rahman,

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We have wronged Mahira Khan: Rahul Dholakia

¬†Mumbai– Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film “Raees”, says Indians have “wronged” the Pakistani actress.

Mahira Khana

While Mahira was in Dubai for the Masala! Awards 2017, Mahira spoke to film news platform Bollywood Hungama, and said: “Whether it was Shah Rukh Khan or Rahul or Ritesh Batra or Farhan Akhtar, they all have been so amazing. At the end of the day, it’s about films, which is bigger than all of us combined. The film needed to be released. The film had to do well. They were all amazing. They still are.”

Dholakia found it “so sweet”.

He shared the link of her interview on Twitter on Friday, and commented: “Somewhere I feel we have wronged her. Our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy! We took away her right as an actor! Unfair. Mahira Khan you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of ‘Raees’.”

Mahira came to India last year to shoot for the film alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

However, she was not allowed to attend the promotional events of the film in India after a ban was imposed by some groups on Pakistani artistes to work in India.

Athiya looking forward to launching her clothing line

Mumbai– Actress Athiya Shetty, a fashion lover, is excited about launching her own clothing line, which will consist of “street smart clothes” for teenagers.

Athiya Shetty as the glamorous showstopper on the ramp for Maybelline New York at Amazon India Fashion Week

“I have always loved fashion and experimenting with my clothes. I am really looking forward to launch my own clothing line. The age group which I am targeting will be teenagers and young girls. All the sizes will be available and style will be street smart clothes,” Athiya told IANS.

“Fashion is all about who you are as a person and I am very comfortable in my own skin. I’m quite excited about working on my own fashion line and the credit also goes to my team who work with me closely on ideas and ways to implement them. I admire (model) Kendall Jenner in terms of fashion and get inspired by a lot of people around me,” she added.

Athiya has made fashion statements by donning sequins, cold shoulder tops, a mix of stripes and clothes with Indo-western elements in the past.

A source close to a fashion label said: “According to the label, Athiya is known for her fashion sensibilities. She is a hit when it comes to red carpet appearances and nails the high street fashion.”

“So, after meetings with the brand, the young actor also shared her creative inputs and the kind of audience who follow her. Now, the team will get back to the actor with the final plan.”

Gippy Grewal, Natasa shoot video for ‘fun’ song

Mumbai– Serbian dancer and actress Natasa Stankovic says she is shooting a video for a fun song with singer-actor Gippy Grewal.

“Gippy is a powerhouse of talent. He is a great guy. The song we are shooting together is ‘Nai shad da’. It is a fun song,” Natasa said in a statement.

Natasa has appeared in the “Mehbooba” song in this year’s film “Fukrey Returns” alongside actors Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal and Varun Sharma.

The former “Bigg Boss” contestant, who started her career in Bollywood with Prakash Jha’s “Satyagraha”, also has a few film projects lined up for which she will start shooting soon.

Rajinikanth to felicitate Rahman in Delhi

New Delhi– Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who is currently on a multi-city India tour, will be felicitated by megastar Rajinikanth here.

LIVE Viacom 18 along with official ticketing partner BookMyShow are the official presenters of A.R. Rahman Encore – The Concert in association with MTV.

After performing in cities like Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, he will conclude the tour here on December 23.

The final leg of the tour will see a special appearance by Rajinikanth, who is also working with Rahman on S. Shankar’s sci-fi action thriller “2.0”.

“Owing to the fact that A.R. Rahman and Rajinikanth share a great camaraderie, our team is bringing the power duo together as a surprise element on the stage,” the promoters of the tour told IANS.

The tour encapsulates the musical excellence of a two and a half decade journey of the Grammy and Oscar winner.

He is accompanied by singers Jonita Gandhi, Mohit Chauhan, Javed Ali, Shashaa Tirupati, Hriday Gattani and Harshdeep Kaur on the tour.

Renuka Shahane excited to break her onscreen image

Mumbai– Actress Renuka Shahane, who often plays “docile” roles in films, is excited about starring in the upcoming TV show “Khichdi” as it will break her onscreen image.

Renuka Shahane

“I am really excited because the makers of ‘Khichdi’ have put in a collective effort of breaking my screen image. This show will come as a breath of fresh air and will be received extremely positively by the audience,” Renuka said in a statement.

“I may be docile on screen but in real, I can be voracious and funny, both at the same time,” added the “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” actress.

Renuka’s role in the Star Plus show will be of a don who kidnaps Hansa, played by veteran actress Supriya Pathak. (IANS)

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