Bollywood Roundup: Kareena Kapoor, Yuvika Chaudhary, Mohanlal, Shilpa Shetty, Anupam Kher, and more…

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Kareena Kapoor (Photo courtesy: StyleCraze)

Kareena to walk for Shane-Falguni Peacock at ICW

New Delhi– Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is to going to walk for designers Shane and Falguni Peaock at India Couture Week on Thursday.

Kareena Kapoor (Photo: facebook)

The actress is going to enthrall the runway as a showstoppee in an outfit designed by the creative duo.

“The line is for the women of now. The inspiration has been derived from the palace of Junagarh , where a Parisian queen was invited for a mela. The folklore is very modern-chic and will resonate with the new age women. It is for the modern bride, a woman who knows exactly what she wants and is fuss free. It’s something I can showcase at the Paris couture week if we cut the excess frill and other elements,” the designers told IANS in a joint statement.

Led by Sunil Sethi, president of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) , the event will see countries top couturiers showcasing their line at the fashion day fashion gala that starts here Wednesday night.

Haven’t finalised anything: Yuvika on wedding

Mumbai– Actress Yuvika Chaudhary, who is engaged to Prince Narula, wants to have a fairy tale wedding but she is yet to finalise anything.

“My wedding is around the corner but I am still planning all the things, just like any other girl next door. I wish it to be a fairy tale wedding. I haven’t finalised anything yet,” Yuvika said in a statement.

On the work front, she is part of the event titled “Kumkum Bhagya Saawan Mahotsav”. The two and a hour event is spread across four episodes.

It’s a standalone event having a story line completely isolated from “Kumkum Bhagya”. It’s a story of Rahul (Vishal Singh), Anjali (Rhea Sharma) and Tina (Yuvika).

The event is a mix of fiction and non-fiction against the backdrop of Rahul and Tina’s wedding.

“The biggest challenge is that I have been carrying bridal look in almost all my work. I am so confused about what to do as I never expected these episodes to happen where I will have bridal look,” she said.

“I said yes to this character only for my fans as they always ask me to do television. This small glimpse is for them. It is such a coincidence how this wedding sequence on ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ happened right before my real wedding.”

She never thought that she would play a bride and shoot for a reel wedding right before her real wedding.

“Everything is happening so fast. You always want to look the best on your wedding but after doing this ‘Kumkum’ sequence, I have to change my whole real wedding look. Otherwise I will look the same,” she said.

Mohanlal accepts government invite to Kerala film awards

Thiruvananthapuram– Amid a row as various sections of people, including from the film industry, writing to the Kerala government that Mohanlal should not be invited as the Chief Guest to the annual state film awards, an invite was extended to him Wednesday and he has accepted it.

Mohanlal (Photo: Twitter)

State Culture and Cinemas Minister A.K. Balan, on behalf of the Kerala government, officially extended the invite and that was accepted by the superstar, said sources in the know of the things.

The awards will be given away on August 8 at a function here.

Balan and the state government got into high gear after half a dozen film centric organisations that matter in the Malayalam film industry expressed their ire that the superstar is being drawn into a needless controversy.

Mohanlal, who last month took over as President of film body Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA), first came under fire from the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) for revoking the suspension of accused actor Dileep’s membership of the grouping. Dileep is an accused in the 2017 kidnapping of an actress.

Abhishek Bajaj to play doting son on-screen

Mumbai– Actor Abhishek Bajaj will play a doting son in the show “Zindagi Ke Crossroads”.

“My character is very passionate. I am playing this kind of character for the first time, which is very interesting. The story is based on the bond between father and a son,” Abhishek said in a statement.

“I am playing the role of Ankit who gets into a dilemma when his father wishes to get married to a woman who is the mother of his girlfriend. He has to decide between his father and the love of his life. It is a very beautiful story with different emotions attached to it,” he added.

‘Padmaavat’ actor to play ‘mysterious, dangerous’ character

Mumbai– Actor Ujjwal Chopra, who essayed the role of Gora Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, will play a mysterious and dangerous character Z in the show “Hankaar”.

“Z is quite different from what I have played so far. He is mysterious, dangerous and quite the opposite of the courageous Gora Singh. Both roles are poles apart and extremely challenging to play,” Ujjwal said in a statement.

“Playing these characters helped me in discovering my own strengths as an actor.”

Talking about his “Padmaavat” co-star Ranveer Singh, he said “It was enthralling to watch Ranveer Singh play a menacing character with dedication and honesty. As an underworld don, Z, too is devoid of any compassion. Acting alongside Ranveer in ‘Padmaavat’ aided me in approaching Z from a different perspective.”

“Hankaar” is Hungama’s original show. Ruled by the dreaded underworld don, Z (Ujjwal), Mumbai is just a chessboard for him with its residents merely pawns. With the reins of the city in his hands, Z ensures that every major criminal business in the city belongs to him and every individual is under his thumb.

Very happy with Salman Khan’s success: Shilpa Shetty

Mumbai– Actress Shilpa Shetty shares a close bond with Salman khan over the years and says that she is very happy with the actor’s success which he has achieved throughout his film career.

Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra at Little Hearts Marathon 2016, an initiative by Wadia Hospital to motivate kids to have a healthy lifestyle.

Shilpa was interacting with media at an event where she was appointed as brand ambassador of SRL Diagnostics on Tuesday in Mumbai.

Shilpa, who has worked with Salman in “Garv: Pride and Honour”, “Auzaar”, “Phir Milenge” and “Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar” , recently got together again for a special episode of “Dus Ka Dum”.

Asked how their relationship matured in the last 23 years, she said: “Some things don’t change in good friendships and audience will be able see that in episode of ‘Dus Ka Dum’. It’s a mad show.”

“I think he hasn’t changed and neither me as well. Some things never change so, friendship is just the same. It’s wonderful.

“He can get away with saying anything to me and I can actually get away with saying a lot to him. I am very happy for his success. Both of us have seen so many ups and downs in our life therefore, we are both very happy for each other’s success and where we are in life,” she added.

Anupam Kher to play a neurosurgeon in ‘New Amsterdam’

Mumbai– Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has started acting in the medical drama “New Amsterdam”, will be seen playing a neurosurgeon in it.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

Anupam, who is currently in New York, took to Twitter on Tuesday and wrote: ” Work starts in New York City. The series I am working in is called ‘New Amsterdam’. It is a medical drama, which premiers on September 25 at 10 pm on NBC. I play doctor Ajay Kapoor, a Neurosurgeon in it.”

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, the series follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin played by Ryan Eggold, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

In addition to Anupam and Eggold, the cast of the series includes Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, and Tyler Labine.

On the big screen, Anupam will be seen in “The Accidental Prime Minister”.

The film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor to Manmohan Singh. Akshaye Khanna features as Baru, and Divya Seth Shah plays Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur in the movie.

It is directed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, along with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer.

The film is slated to release on December 21.

Shweta Tripathi helps Amyra with wedding look for ‘Trip 2’

Mumbai– Actress Shweta Tripathi helped her “Trip 2” co-star Amyra Dastur for her wedding look for the web-series.

“Shweta is definitely a ‘chuppa rustom’ (a dark horse) as we say. Meaning she’s got the best timing in terms of comeback jokes and some of her sarcastic statements have made me cry of laughter… In the second season of ‘The Trip’, my character is required to wear Mehendi and Shweta not only helped me design something quirky but also, kept feeding me as I could not use my hands for two hours, to ensure the Mehendi dried properly,” Amyra said in a statement.

“Trip 2”, which is being shot at Pudducherry, also stars Mallika Dua and Sapna Pabbi.

On the big screen, Amyra will soon be seen in “Rajma Chawal”, which also stars Anirudh Tanwar and Rishi Kapoor. It is directed by Leena Yadav and is slated to release on August 31.

She also has two more films “Prassthanam” and “Mental Hai Kya” in her kitty. (IANS)

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