Bollywood Roundup: Salman Khan, Divyanka Tripathi, Twinkle Khanna, and more…

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Salman promises high dose of fun in ‘Dus Ka Dum’

Mumbai– Superstar Salman Khan, who is out on bail in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case, will be back on the small screen as the host of “Dus Ka Dum” with more energy and wit.

Salman Khan (Photo: Twitter)

The “Sultan” star on Monday took to Twitter to give a sneak peek to what’s in store, highlighting that the show will be high on day-to-day experiences.

In the 80-second promo for the show, Salman is seen questioning a contestant about the number of Indians who use English as a tool to impress girls.

It then leads to a montage of all the men who have done that. Salman then makes a joke on his own expense saying that he also sometimes uses English to impress girls.

Salman signs off saying “Jise zindagi sikhaye, use kaun haraye” (Who can defeat the person who learns from life) — summing up the ethos of the show this time.

“Dus Ka Dum” first aired in 2008, and saw two successful seasons. The show will premiere on Sony Entertainment Television on June 4.

At the moment, Salman is busy shooting “Race 3”, the third instalment of the popular action-thriller franchise “Race”. It also features Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and and Saqib Saleem.

It is set to release on June 15, coinciding with Eid.

I’ll accept my age gracefully: Jennifer

New Delhi– Sexy, fashionable and trendy are some of the words used to describe actress Jennifer Winget. But she says there is no pressure on her to look good all the time and she is willing to accept her age gracefully.

It wasn’t long ago when she won a spot in the “50 Sexiest Asian Women” list. Does she feel the pressure?

“There is no pressure. I am who I am. I do what I do. All the credit goes to my team… my stylist and make-up people… my entire team that works tirelessly to make me look good,” Jennifer told IANS.

What is the one thing that she will never do to look good and young? “I will accept my age gracefully,” said the actress, in her 30s.

On the work front, she is currently playing Zoya in the Colors show “Bepannaah”.

Divyanka very humble: ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ co-star

Mumbai– Actress Divyanka Tripathi is very humble and extremely down to earth, says her “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein” co-star Apoorva Singh.

Apoorva has joined the daily soap as a fashion designer.

“My shoot in ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ has been one of the most amazing experiences. I am doing a cameo but the things that I am learning here are just beyond comparison,” Apoorva said in a statement.

“I have got the opportunity to work with and learn from (producer) Ekta Kapoor which I believe any budding artiste would want,” she added.

It was all going smooth until she had to work with the popular actress Divyanka.

“When I had a shot with Divyanka and Anita Hassanandani, I got really nervous and that is when Divyanka ma’am came to talk to me and made me feel comfortable,” said the newcomer.

“She is very humble and extremely down to earth. I wish to have more dialogues with the characters Raman (Karan Patel) and Ishita (Divyanka),” she added.

I’ll not retaliate with violent threats: Twinkle to troller

Mumbai– Producer-author and entrepreneur Twinkle Khanna believes in taking legal action instead of retaliating with “violent threat” online.

Twinkle Khanna

“As a society do we really think it’s all right to threaten a woman with bodily harm for trying to raise funds for a charity by auctioning a uniform used in a movie, a piece of film memorabilia.

“I will not retaliate with violent threats but by taking legal action,” Twinkle replied to a troll on Sunday.

Twinkle commented on Twitter after being trolled for auctioning National-Award winning actor Akshay Kumar’s naval uniform from the film “Rustom”. The period thriller is based on the real life incident of Naval officer K.M. Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja.

The troller said: “You touch our honour and we will give you a bloody nose.”

The proceedings of the bid will support the cause of animal welfare and rescue.

Vinit Kakar feels blessed to play demon in show

Mumbai– Actor Vinit Kakar, known for his work in shows like “Vighnaharta Ganesha” and “Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman”, says he feels blessed to play a demon in “Mahakaali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai”.

“I am playing the role of Madhu. He is one of the demons who was born to annihilate Brahma. However, Brahma spots them and invokes Goddess Mahamaya.

“At this point, Vishnu wakes up, and the conspiring demon with his brother get killed. This leads to Vishnu being called ‘Madhusudanah’ – the killer of Madhu,” Vinit said in his statement.

Vinit feels blessed to be part of the show.

“I’m thankful that people are enjoying my character as ‘asur’ as I have played such roles in various mythological shows,” he said.

Vicky Kaushal waiting to meet Gulzar

Mumbai– Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal, who features in Meghna Gulzar’s “Raazi”, has been missing a chance to meet the director’s celebrated father and writer Gulzar, who also penned songs for the film.

Vicky told IANS: “Gulzar saab came on the on the first day of the shoot where unfortunately I was not present. And after that, we got busy shooting and he did not appear on the set. I kept telling Meghna how I wish I could meet him.

“I thought of meeting him in one of the song sessions, but then I had to go to Amritsar just after finishing my ‘Raazi’ schedule to shoot my new film ‘Manmarziyaan’. I thought I will meet him at his house to play Holi. But that also did not happen… I so want to meet Gulzar saab.

“Now I am just hoping to see him in one of our screenings,” the actor added.

In “Raazi”, based on the book “Calling Sehmat”, Vicky plays a Pakistani Army officer. He features in the film with Alia Bhatt.

Aahana to spend birthday visiting Rumi’s roots

Actress Aahana Kumra wants to celebrate her birthday on Tuesday by visiting 13th-century poet Rumi’s hometown in Istanbul.

Aahana Kumra (Photo: Twitter)

Being a lover of poetry, Aahana has been taking a lot of interest in the renowned poet’s writings.

Aahana said in a statement: “Travelling in the past few years by myself has made me realise that I’m in the best company possible because when you travel solo you realise a lot of things about yourself that you otherwise don’t understand because when you are travelling with other people you tend to go on other people’s plans.”

“On my birthday, I chose a place from where Rumi comes from because there is a cosmic connection that I have found. I’m a very hectic sort of a person and I believe he has helped me calm down. When I read his writings it really calms me down. So I’m really excited to go and see this magical place,” she added.

I don’t need to work hard on stage: Mika Singh

Livewire performer and singer Mika Singh, who has tracks like “Bas ek king”, “Mauja hi mauja”, “Ibn-e-batuta” and “Aaj ki party” to his credit, says he knows how to make people dance and so it makes his stage acts a cakewalk.

Mika Singh

“I know how to make people dance. To make them dance, I don’t have to sing my hit numbers, I just have to say 1-2-3-4 and start… I’m so lucky that I don’t need to work hard on stage. Mera khada hona hi kafi hai (It is enough for me to just stand on the stage),” Mika tweeted on Monday

He also shared a video from his performance at the Summersault Festival in Pune. (IANS)

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