Bollywood Roundup: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Aahana Kumra, and more…

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Sanjay Dutt to launch autobiography in 2019

New Delhi– Sanjay Dutt, whose dramatic life has made for a Bollywood biopic, is now set to pen an autobiography to be published by HarperCollins for his sixtieth birthday on July 29, 2019.

Apart from his professional accomplishments, the actor’s ebbs and flows will be captured in his memoir, being billed as “perhaps the biggest, most dramatic and honest star memoir to emerge out of Bollywood”.

“I have had the fortune of living a remarkable life, full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows. There are so many interesting stories to tell that I’ve never had the chance to tell before. I am looking forward so much to sharing my memories and emotions with readers everywhere,” Sanjay said in a statement.

His story has been told and retold in the media and through books by other authors, but it’s the first time Sanjay will be opening up his heart in a book about losing his mother Nargis Dutt as he was making his debut in “Rocky”; his battle with substance abuse, multiple heartbreaks, encounters with the law and a staggered stint in prison, alongside his closeness to his father Sunil Dutt, his superstardom, his physique and his return to the big screen and his family life.

“Sanju”, the biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay, released to positive reviews last month, and has fetched over Rs 250 crore at the box office in India so far.

According to the publishers, with the book “readers will get to look into the soul” of Sanjay, through stories about his youth, his Bollywood stint in the 1980s and 1990s, his experiences in prison, and his process of self-discovery.

Aahana, Amol to play cupid in ‘Ready to Mingle’

Mumbai– Actors Aahana Kumra and Amol Parashar will soon be seen in “Ready to Mingle”, where they are set to unite the singles, seeking true love.

Aahana Kumra (Photo: Twitter)

Following the success of “Reunion”, zoOm styled by Myntra on Wednesday announced the star cast of its second series – “Ready to Mingle”, read a statement.

It is a 10-episode series from The Zoom Studios, the original content arm of zoOm styled by Myntra.

The show slated to launch in August, is a romantic comedy that showcases the lifestyle of the young generation in a metropolitan city.

It promises to offer an interesting plot to its viewers that will talk about the everyday struggles of the millennials and the consequences they face in their quest to find true love.

Aahana plays Myra Malik, a control freak and a compulsive planner for everything. She is a perfectionist, a topper in academics and loves her food and board games.

Amol, on the other hand, plays Nirav Chhabra, a big Sachin Tendulkar fan who is self-absorbed and is the life of every party. He loves to listen to music and dreams of learning at least one instrument in his life.

Ali Fazal goes back to school for ‘Prassthanam’

Lucknow– Actor Ali Fazal went back to his school here to shoot for a song and dance sequence with co-star Amyra Dastur for his upcoming film “Prassthanam”.

“Going back to school was a flood of emotions. For anyone their school and any educational system will bring back millions of memories. And to now go there as a working individual and to shoot there for a film is almost unreal,” Ali said in a statement.

The actor added: “It was a great experience, the school hasn’t changed at all. I loved every bit of La Martiniere, the Royal structure, the teachers, the culture it represented.”

“Prassthanam” also stars Sanjay Dutt and Satyajeet Dubey. The film is directed by Indian-American director Deva Katta.

Ali will also be seen in “Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi”, directed by Mudassar Aziz. The film is a sequel to “Happy Bhag Jayegi”, which released in 2016.

Jacqueline Fernandez comes up with active wear label Just F

Bengaluru– Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has come up with active wear brand Just F that she co-owns with Mojostar. It will be exclusively available on Amazon Fashion.

Just F will be available on Amazon Fashion for pre-booking on July 16 on the occasion of Prime Day with an official launch on July 17, said a statement.

Prime Day is an exclusive 36-hour celebration that provides Prime members on Amazon.in access to exclusive launches and deals starting from July 16 noon till July 17 midnight.

Jacqueline Fernandez, who is also the co-creator of the brand, said: “I am super excited to bring Just F to the doorsteps of women from all across the country with Amazon Fashion! The timing couldn’t have been better as everyone is looking forward to the second edition of Prime Day. The core idea behind Just F is to highlight that fitness can be fun, fashionable, and unabashedly feminine.”

Just F is a women-focused active wear brand, designed and created with the modern Indian woman in mind. It offers over 100 styles curated and handpicked by Jacqueline that includes sports bras, tops, shorts and skirts, tights and tracks, dresses, sweatshirts and jackets.

Commenting on the launch, Arun Sirdeshmukh, Head – Amazon Fashion said: “We are delighted to launch the much awaited Just F by Jacqueline Fernandez exclusively on Amazon Fashion for our Prime members across the country. The new customers shopping on Amazon Fashion are definitely in for an extravaganza with Jacqueline’s signature brand coming to their doorsteps with free Prime enabled next day delivery.”

Sanjeeda learns Punjabi for ‘Ashke’

Mumbai– Actress Sanjeeda Sheikh had to learn Punjabi for the film “Ashke”. It is her maiden Punjabi film.

“Punjabis are always warm and welcoming and it was great fun picking a new dialect for the film. It has been a great shooting experience with Amrinder Gill and got to learn a lot in my debut along with a new language,” Sanjeeda said in a statement.

She had great fun during the shooting in Chandigarh, where Sanjeeda even cooked for some team members, said a source from the production unit.

“Ashke”, directed by Amberdeep Singh, also features Amrinder Gill, Hobby Dhaliwal, Jaswinder Bhalla and Gurshabad Singh.

Ajay Devgn to star in ‘Chanakya’

Mumbai– Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has been roped in for filmmaker Neeraj Pandey’s next titled “Chanakya”.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay on Wednesday tweeted: “Looking forward to playing ‘Chanakya’, a film about one of the greatest thinkers in Indian history…”

Produced by Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks’ Plan C Studios, “Chanakya” is based on the life and teachings of political thinker, philosopher, economist and royal advisor Vishnu Gupta, who is also popular as Kautilya.

Other details related to the film are still under wraps.

Ajay is currently busy shooting “Total Dhamaal”, the third instalment of the “Dhamaal” franchise.

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