Bollywood Roundup: Ram Gopal Varma, Twinkle Khanna, Sonam Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Mahesh Babu

Twinkle Khanna

Sri Reddy has become national celebrity: RGV

Mumbai–Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says aspiring actress Sri Reddy has become a “national celebrity” after resorting to a strip protest in Hyderabad.

She protested against casting couch and caused a stir by sitting semi-naked on the road in front of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.

On this, RGV tweeted: “Sri Reddy has become a national celebrity… People in Mumbai, who don’t even know Pawan Kalyan, are talking about Sri Reddy.”

Twinkle Khanna

Sonam impressed by Mrs Funnybones’ humour

Mrs Funnybones Twinkle Khanna has found a fan in “Pad Man” actress Sonam Kapoor.

“I love how she uses humour to bring attention to issues that really need to be spoken about but are considered taboo,” Sonam tweeted as she shared a link of some of Twinkle’s most hilarious statements.

An author, entrepreneur, interior designer and producer, Twinkle’s quirky outlook on life and things typical to India, have won her a huge fan following.

Ameesha finds Ranveer’s energy contagious

Ameesha Patel’s plane ride turned fun when she found Ranveer Singh for company.

“Flight journeys filled with fun when you have Ranveer for company. His energy is contagious… True blue superstar all the way,” she wrote of the “Padmaavat” star.

Ranveer was in New Delhi earlier this week to receive an award.

I’ll make you guys proud: Mahesh Babu tells fans

Hyderabad–Southern star Mahesh Babu has assured fans he will make them proud with his next Telugu release “Bharat Ane Nenu”.

A pre-release fan event called Bharat Bhairanga Sabha was held Saturday evening. Overwhelmed by the response garnered, Mahesh Babu took to Twitter to express gratitude to his fans.

“A mammoth size thank you to all my dear fans for attending the event last night. It was truly a humbling experience to see all of you there. Supremely happy and overwhelmed with the love you all have been showering upon me for all these years,” he said.

“Your attendance last night in those large numbers is a reminder for me that I am here only and only because of you all… I will make you guys proud,” he added.

The teaser of “Bharat Ane Nenu” showcases Mahesh Babu as a revolutionary leader as he plays the role of Chief Minister. It is the circumstances behind which Bharat takes over the key role and how he brings about a change in the society.

The patriotic saga is in stark contrast to Mahesh Babu’s 2017 release “Spyder” in which he played Shiva, an intelligence officer.

“Bharat Ane Nenu” will release on April 20.

Varun Dhawan was not on my casting list at all: Shoojit Sircar

Mumbai–Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who teamed up with actor Varun Dhawan for the first time in his forthcoming film “October”, on Sunday revealed that he was not on his casting list at all.

Present at a promotional event for his forthcoming romantic drama film, he said that he was looking for a fresh cast. “We needed someone young and fresh, like 20 years old, so Varun Dhawan was not on my casting list at all. Also I had not seen his films.

“But one day he was in office and I saw him, I was aware of his image, his commercial world image, but somewhere I felt he is not like that, he is different,” said Shoojit.

Shoojit found the actor perfect for his character ‘Dan’, because: “he has something different in his eyes… honesty and innocence. There is something very nice and vulnerable about him. He just doesn’t only dance and jump, there is some sensibility in him too. He is perfect as Dan, the character”.

The “Vicky Donor” director also said it was very brave of Varun to act in an unconventional and unusual movie.

“Good thing about Varun Dhawan, despite his success with films, for him to do this kind of film, an unusual and unconventional story, that is really brave,” he said.

Banita Sandhu, the debutante from Wales, is roped opposite Varun in the film and Shoojit also shared his reasons to cast a newbie.



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