Bollywood Roundup: Disha Patani, Nandita Das, Yami Gautam, and more…

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Disha Patani (Photo: Twitter)

Haven’t walked out of any project with Hrithik Roshan: Disha Patani

Mumbai– Actress Disha Patani on Tuesday said she has not walked out of any project with Hrithik Roshan, contrary to media reports blaming the “Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai” star of scaring her off with flirtatious behaviour.

Disha shot down what she called “childish and irresponsible gossip about Hrithik sir and me” via social media.

“I would like to say it’s completely untrue and in the minimum interaction that I have had with him, he has been one of the most dignified and joyful people. It’s my regard for him as a person that is making me even respond to something like this trivial.

“There is no truth in me walking out of any project with him,” she wrote.

The rumours are in relation to a film starring Hrithik and Disha’s alleged beau Tiger Shroff. According to a section of media reports, Disha walked out of the film because Hrithik had flirted with her and made her feel uncomfortable.

Hrithik has also slammed the reports, albeit in a unique way.

Sharing a screenshot of two online Hindi news report on the matter, the actor penned Hindi messages loaded with sarcasm.

“For the progress of your website, consider this tweet as a contribution. In future, state it clearly that you need help.”

To another website, Hrithik recommended a set of exercises “to clear the minds of any rubbish”.

Necessary to engage audience more than entertaining them: Nandita Das

Mumbai– Actor-director Nandita Das, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film “Manto”, says that more than entertaining the audience, it is necessary to engage them with the film.

Nandita Das

Nandita was interacting with the media here during the third edition of the WCRC Idea-fest 2018 awards on Monday.

Talking about audience reaction to trailer of the film, Nandita said: “People used to think that it’s a period film which is set in 1940s and Nandita only makes serious type of films. But with the response to the trailer, we came to know that lot of people relate themselves with the film.

“We often think that there should be only entertainment in a film but I think it is necessary to engage the audience. If the audience gets engaged then they don’t try to figure out whether the film has songs or dance in it.”

Talking about the storyline, Das, who previously directed “Firaq”, said: “It’s a story of the writer and the obstacles of his life and thereasons why he left Mumbai which he used to love so much and later shifted to Lahore (Pakistan) and what kind of stories he wrote in his life so, we have also shown glimpses of his stories.”

“Manto” stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title character of Indo-Pakistani author-writer Saadat Hasan Manto along with Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin in lead roles.

Yami Gautam doesn’t like addictions

New Delhi– Actress Yami Gautam finds web shows addictive.

The actress, who will next be seen on-screen in “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” and “Uri”, says she found “Sacred Games” brilliant.

“They (web series) are so engaging…One thing comes after another. There’s a time I gave it a total break because these are addictive. And I don’t like addictions,” Yami told IANS over phone.

“Flights are the best time to enjoy Netlfix or read… You need a detox from digital world sometimes,” she added.

Ali Fazal mentors football enthusiasts from Lucknow

Mumbai– Actor Ali Fazal has taken on the onus to mentor young football enthusiasts from his hometown Lucknow while shooting for the movie “Prasthaanam”.

In the past, Ali had mentored a team of children from Shillong.

The “Victoria & Abdul” actor said in a statement: “When I worked with the amazing team at

Ali Fazal (Photo: Twitter)

Shillong and seeing the kids and their hard work, it really reminded me of my training not too long ago when I was an athlete during my college days.

“Being a fan of football, I have always had immense interest in the sport on and off the field. And when I met these young, very enthusiastic kids in Lucknow while I was shooting there, I was really impressed with their talent on field. I feel that with the right mentoring they can do a lot in the sport.”

He also hopes to help get sponsors so that professional equipment can be bought for the children.

I never follow any fashion trends: Ihana Dhillon

Mumbai– Actress Ihana Dhillon, who made debut in Hindi films with “Hate Story 4”, says she never follows any fashion trends.

Ihana Dhillon (Photo: Facebook)

Ihana, who walked the ramp at a fashion gala here, was asked about her style statement.

She said: “I don’t believe in having a style statement. I think you should always wear whatever suits your body. I never follow fashion trends or any specific style.

“I think you should wear whatever suits your body and not follow any fashion trends because whatever will suit to your body will become your fashion statement.”

Ihana hails from Punjab and she has worked in the Hindi and Punjabi film industries.

On the difference, she said: “I don’t see much difference in Punjabi films and Bollywood. I am from Punjab, I have done quite a few Punjabi films, and the industry is growing really fast.

“So budgets are almost same right now, and even Bollywood actors are going towards Punjabi films. I think Punjabi cinema is working on content and even the audience is getting smarter these days.”

Her upcoming films include “Nastik” and two Punjabi movies.

“I am starting a new project which I will announce very soon,” she said.

In Arjun Rampal’s “Nastik”, Ihana plays a narrator. (IANS)

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