Bollywood Roundup: Aishwarya Rai, Kajol, Nitesh Tiwari, Sonali Bendre, and more…


Aishwarya continues to be Abhishek’s ‘favourite’

Mumbai– For Abhishek Bachchan, wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan continues to be his “favourite”.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Photo: Facebook)

Abhishek watched Aishwarya’s latest release “Fanney Khan”.

Praising it, he tweeted: “What a beautiful film. A great message and worthy film. Congratulations to the entire team. Leaves a huge emotional lump in your throat. Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pihu Sand, Divya Dutta are all so, so good. And the Mrs. continues to be my favourite! Best wishes.”

“Fanney Khan” is the Hindi adaptation of the Dutch film “Everybody’s Famous”. It released on Friday.

Kajol to launch ‘Helicopter Eela’ trailer on her birthday

Mumbai– As a treat for her fans, actress Kajol will launch the trailer of her forthcoming film “Helicopter Eela” on her birthday on Sunday.


Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, the film also stars the National Award-winning actor, Riddhi Sen, who will be playing Kajol’s son.

Written by Mitesh Shah, “Helicopter Eela” will see Kajol playing a single mother and an aspiring singer. The movie is co-produced by Ajay Devgn and Jayantilal Gada of Pen India Ltd. It is slated to release on September 7.

The trailer will be released in the presence of her husband-actor-producer Ajay, and co-star Riddhi along with Sarkar.

The film’s spokesperson confirmed the news to IANS.

In an interview with IANS earlier this year, Kajol described the film as “sweet and funny”.

“It is a sweet and funny film. Riddhi will be seen as my son. We all are very excited about the film.”

I mostly like to shoot at real locations: Nitesh Tiwari

New Delhi– Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari of “Dangal” fame lets stories take him to the place of shooting but says he mostly likes to shoot at real locations.

Nitesh Tiwari

His films as a director and writer mostly tell the stories of characters that are close to reality.

Asked about the choice of shooting location, Tiwari told IANS: “I don’t make a conscious decision that this is where I want to shoot. I like stories to take me (to the location) and I mostly like to shoot in real locations. That’s the kind of filmmaker I am.”

“So whatever the story demands, I try to keep it as real as possible unless there are certain situations that can’t be done in real life. As far as possible, I would like to shoot in real locations. I wouldn’t like to restrict myself to a particular place,” added the director of “Bhoothnath Returns”.

Filmmaking is clearly his passion. But he has more.

“I love to watch a lot of movies…all kinds of films. I also love to spend time with my family,” said Tiwari, whose wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is also a director.

He finds a lot of films inspiring. So, is he open to adaptations?

“Why not? If there is something really interesting, then why not because stories are meant to be told,” he shared.

Lily Patel to play Neelu’s on-screen mother

Mumbai– Veteran actress Lily Patel has been roped in to play Savitri Devi, mother of Satya Devi (actress Neelu Vaghela) in the show titled “Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo”.

“I’m playing Nani in the new show. My character’s name is Savitri Devi and she is a very positive and caring lady. She motivates her family members to do good things in life,” Lily said in a statement.

“As I am playing the character of a grandmother in the show, the entire cast and crew call me Nani. I have shot for few sequences with Neelu. She is a good actress and a nice human being. We share mother-daughter bond in both, reel and real life,” she added.

“Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo” will soon be aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

Kumar Sanu was ‘scared’ of disclosing about adoption

Mumbai– Singer Kumar Sanu says he never wanted to disclose that he adopted a girl child in 2001. He is proud of his daughter Shannon, now a teenager and also a singer.

The “Dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana” hitmaker talked about adopting Shannon on the show “Dil Hai Hindustani 2”, read a statement.

“I never wanted to disclose this as I was scared of what the society would think. I wasn’t sure how they were going to see this. But since now this is out, I’m really proud of Shannon. It doesn’t matter if she is my real daughter or not,” said Kumar Sanu.

“She is very hardworking and has already achieved so much in her life. A lot of people in Hollywood know me because of her and that is a matter of pride of our family.”

During the show, she also dedicated a video to her father.

Shannon made her debut with pop single,””A long time”, written and produced by singer Justin Bieber’s frequent collaborator, Jason “Poo Bea” Boyd.

Kartik Aryan insists on experiencing real moments of life

New Delhi– Actor Kartik Aryan feels that in the world of digitization, everyone is missing out on enjoying the real moments of life hence he insists on putting the phone down and having fun with friends.

“With the onslaught of digitization, I feel we are somewhere missing out on enjoying the real moments of life. I believe in living in the now and so should you. So, put your phones down and indulge in a game or two like just the way I am doing and simply have fun with your friends,” the actor said in a statement.

The “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” actor has taken the lead from Lay’s new film ‘College Canteen + No Network = #RealFlavoursOfLife’ this Friendship Day, which falls on Sunday, to encourage youngsters to log off and tune into the real moments of life.

Shot at a college canteen in Mumbai the Lay film brings alive a routine scenario in every college canteen.

It portrays the transition of students from being lost in their own world to celebrating the real moments with their friends even when the network on their phone had returned.

Sonali Bendre is stable, says husband Goldie

Mumba– Actress-author Sonali Bendre, who is braving a fight against cancer, is stable and is following her treatment without any complications, says her husband and filmmaker Goldie Behl.

Sonali Bendre Behl (Photo: Twitter)

Goldie tweeted on Thursday night: “Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali. She is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we have begun positively.”

Sonali, 43, is undergoing a metastatic cancer treatment in New York. In July, the actress shared that she has been diagnosed with a “high-grade cancer”.

Post her diagnosis, the “Duplicate” actress is quite active on social media platforms and constantly gives updates about her health to the fans.

Sonali married Goldie in 2002, with whom she has a 12-year-old son named Ranveer. (IANS)


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