Bollywood Roundup: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Masaba Gupta, Zubeen Garg, Parineeta, and more…

Tiger Shroff (Photo: Twitter)

Currently married to my work, and I love it: Tiger Shroff

Mumbai– Actor Tiger Shroff says he is currently “married” to his work and he loves it.

On the sidelines of the unveiling of his new active lifestyle brand Prowl here on Tuesday, Tiger was asked about his Valentine’s Day plans. He said he has never celebrated this day.

“I have never celebrated the day. I am very shy in real life and everyone knows that. I am currently married to my work and in love with it, so I won’t be celebrating it this year either,” he said.

Tiger also dismissed the rumours of being a part of Vikas Bahl’s “Super 30”, a biopic on mathematics wizard Anand Kumar.

“I don’t know how these rumours got around, but I am not involved in the film at all. I do wish the makers and my idol (the film’s lead actor Hrithik Roshan) all the very best for the film,” said the “Heropanti actor.

If not in “Super 30”, Tiger will still co-star with Hrithik in a yet untitled movie backed by Yash Raj Films.

On launching his brand Prowl, Tiger said: “Prowl is very important because it’s my first brand and it is all about my beliefs. Whatever I do everyday is a part of the brand’s core identity. Primarily, we are looking at youths as our target audience between the age of 18 and 25.”

The brand is jointly created and owned by Tiger and Mojostar.

Asked about how he will manage the brand with his busy schedule, he said: “Even when I am busy, I keep in touch with phone calls because it is important that we keep communicating. I want to maintain my involvement with the brand and take it to a higher level so I think it is very important that we share the same ideas and visions.”

Kriti begins ‘Arjun Patiala’ shoot

New Delhi– Actress Kriti Sanon has started shooting for her upcoming film “Arjun Patiala” in Chandigarh.

Actress Kriti Sanon

Kriti shared a photograph of herself along with actor Varun Sharma on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

“And the journey begins! ‘Arjun Patiala’, Chandigarh, Varun Sharma. See you Diljit Dosanjh,” she wrote.

Directed by Rohit Jugraj, the film will release on September 13. It is co-produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films.

In the film, Kriti plays a journalist, while Diljit will essay the role of a small-town boy.

“The film is a small-town comedy,” Diljit had earlier told IANS about the movie in which he essays a policeman yet again after “Jatt & Juliet 2”.

Leave women alone: Designer Masaba Gupta hits back

Mumbai– New generation designer Masaba Gupta on Tuesday took a dig at those putting “strange badges” on women on the basis of what they wear or drink.

Masaba Gupta

“Can someone talk about how women should just wear/do/eat/drink what they like instead of constantly putting strange badges on them basis what they can’t do. Please leave us alone, in our torn jeans, chugging beer, cackling away…Or not!” Masaba tweeted.

Her comment comes after ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee pointed out how the younger generation of Indian women do not know how to tie a sari, and instead give preference to western outfits, as well as Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s comment on girls drinking beer.

“I have begun to fear now, because even girls have started drinking beer,” Parrikar had said.

Zubeen Garg, Parineeta to act together again

Mumbai– Singer-actor Zubeen Garg and actress Parineeta Borthakur , who have wrapped up shooting for the Assamese film titled “The Underworld”, will share screen space in a movie again.

Parineeta Borthakur

The two will be seen in another Assamese movie titled “The Murderer”, to be directed and produced by Rajesh Jashpal.

“People have loved the pairing of Zubeen and Parineeta. They are like (superstar) Shah Rukh Khan and (actress) Kajol in the Assamese film industry. So I have cast them in my upcoming movie which will be a murder mystery,” Jashpal said in a statement.

“And for the first time, Assamese veteran actor Nipon Goswami will share screen with his son Siddharth Goswami in my film. It is going to be special,” he added.

Parineeta finds it a treat to work with Zubeen and Jashpal.

“I’m excited about it (the upcoming film). The year has been going good for me as my movie (‘The Underworld’) is about to release and I’m making announcement of my next film. I’m also going to be a part of an upcoming show called ‘Bepannaah’,” said the “Swaragini – Jodein Rishton Ke Sur” actress.

Zubeen, on the other hand, admits to being a fan of suspense thrillers.

“So being part of it (‘The Murderer’) is a treat. Rajesh and Parineeta are friends. I will get to spend time with my friends while shooting,” said the star, who hails from Assam.

Pooja Gor, Raj Singh Arora unite for music video

Mumbai– Actors and real life couple Pooja Gor and Raj Singh Arora will be seen sharing screen space in a special music video.

They will be seen in a music video “Love isn’t blind” for BIG FM, read a statement.

The video narrates an extraordinary love story of a real life couple.

“At first, during the narration, I thought it was a fictional love story, but I was astonished to hear that it was the story of Santosh and Jyoti, a real life couple and it just made my belief in love grow stronger,” Pooja said.

“It is definitely going to be a surprise for our fans as they get to see Raj and me together in a special Valentine’s Day music video with a beautiful song,” she added.

As a part of BIG FM’s association with “Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz”, the radio channel has also got on board actor Zain Khan Durrani aka RJ Alfaaz to narrate certain parts of the music video.

The music video will release across the platform’s social media channels on Valentine’s Day eve.

New challenges keep me motivated: Actor Ram Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Ram Kapoor, who is exploring the comedy genre for the first with the upcoming television show “Comedy High School”, says he is going out of his comfort zone and that it is such new challenges which keep him motivated as a performer.

Ram, known for shows like “Ghar Ek Mandir”, “Kasamh Se” and “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain”, told IANS: “This is the first time I am doing comedy in television and we all know that making people laugh is tough. In this show, I am going out of my comfort zone and that is challenging. For me, as an actor, new challenges keep me motivated, and help me explore more.”

Why didn’t he explore the comedy genre earlier?

“Though I was offered comedy shows earlier, I did not feel comfortable doing them. In this show, I am not only comfortable with the producer and creative team of writers, with whom I share a long-time relationship, but also for the fact that it is a clean comedy show.

“My children can watch it along with me. There are no dirty jokes or a double meaning word used. There is a lot of madness and there are loud jokes, but all in good humour,” he said.

“Comedy High School” is coming on the newly launched channel Discovery Jeet from February 17. The story of the show revolves around Ram’s character, a school principal who deals with a bunch of crazy staff and students.

In each episode, one celebrity is invited to resolve their problem and they end up becoming a part of the craziness. (IANS)


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