Bollywood Roundup: Sunny Deol, Sonakshi Sinha, Luv Sinha, and more…

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Sunny Deol (Photo: Facebook)

Sunny Deol keen to make biopic on dad Dharmendra

Mumbai– Actor Sunny Deol says he is interested in making a biopic on his father and iconic actor Dharmendra, provided he gets a good writer and director to weave the story of the veteran’s life in an interesting manner.

Sunny Deol (Photo: Facebook)

Asked if he is interested to make a biopic on his father, Sunny told the media here: “I think making biopic is a trend that is going on. It is a good idea and would be nice to make a film on him (father Dharmendra) if only we can get a good writer and director to make the film.”

“It cannot be random. There should be a writer who would invest time on it. It is not going to be that easy because my father will be involved in it. Since everyone knows everything about him, it must be put out in a nice way. Research will not be a problem, because my father is there to share the story,” added the “Border” fame actor.

So, would he be interested to play the character of the legend Dharmendra on-screen?

“I really have not given it a thought. I know the resemblance is there. It is not only in me, but my son can also play the younger part of the character. But everything is dependent on the story,” said Sunny, who has worked with his father and brother Bobby Deol for their upcoming film “Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se”.

It is slated to release on August 31.

Father looking forward to watching ‘Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi’: Sonakshi

Mumbai– Sonakshi Sinha, who is geared up for the release of her new film ‘Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi’, on Monday said that her father and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha is impressed by its director and looking forward to watch the film.

Sonakshi Sinha (Photo courtesy: StarsUnfolded)

Sonakshi was interacting with the media at the reality show ‘Sabse Bada Dramebaaz’ in Mumbai.

Asked about her father’s response to the movie’s trailer, Sonakshi said: “When I showed him the trailer, he loved it so much that he started asking me about the first part. He didn’t know about ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’. So he asked about the film and he was so impressed with the film that he invited director Mudassar Aziz home.

“He had coffee with the filmmaker and a really nice discussion. He is very happy with the trailer….”

The ‘Akira’ actor also said that the vibe around ‘Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi’ is so positive that she is not nervous anymore.

“There is no nervousness. Wherever we have gone, the vibe has been pretty positive. Media and audience response has been really good and positive.

“Everything about this film has been very positive… that has been instrumental in beating the nervousness. I am really excited that the film is finally releasing and everyone will have a good time and laugh.”

Sonakshi said that she would personally congratulate ‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, who got engaged on Saturday.

Luv Sinha’s tryst with guns

Mumbai– Luv Sinha, who is stepping into Bollywood with “Paltan” as an actor, says handling real guns for the shooting of the war drama was not easy.

Luv will be seen playing the role of an army officer in J.P. Dutta’s film. He will be seen handling an MMG (medium machine gun) in the movie.

“The MMG is a heavy weapon and is not easy to master. It requires the operator to be very careful as the gun recoils while firing or can cause your shoulder to get badly injured,” Luv said in a statement to IANS.

“I was trained by officers who were experts at handling it and I wanted to make sure I live up to the honour of representing a soldier,” he added.

Dutta’s “Paltan” will release on September 7. It is based on the Nathu La and Cho La military clashes of 1967 which took place along the Sikkim border. The film also features Sonu Sood, Siddhanth Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Harshvardhan Rane.

Arshad Warsi’s Twitter account hacked

Mumbai– Actor Arshad Warsi says his Twitter account got hacked.

Arshad Warsi at the Ghanta Awards – JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

Arshad on Tuesday morning tweeted that some messages have been sent from his account without his knowledge.

“It seems like my Twitter account is hacked, some strange messages are being sent from my account without my knowledge,” he wrote.

“Changed my password, expecting things to go back to normal,” he added.

On the Bollywood front, the actor will next be seen in “Total Dhamaal” directed by Indra Kumar. It is the sequel to the 2011 film “Double Dhamaal” and the third instalment of the “Dhamaal” film series.

The film also features Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jaffrey, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Esha Gupta.

Kangana to star in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s ‘Panga’

Mumbai– “Nil Battey Sannata” director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next film is “Panga”, which stars Kangana Ranaut as a national level kabaddi player. The actress says she was moved by the story.

Kangana

Tiwari on Tuesday tweeted about her next directorial, which also stars Punjabi singer-actor Jassi Gill and veteran actress Neena Gupta in a story about the importance of family.

Taking the family concept ahead the makers decided to announce the title with the favourite family pictures of the primary cast and director.

“My existing reality is a reflection of my dear ones belief in me. From the team backed by its families. Presenting ‘Panga’ with Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Neena Gupta. Produced by Fox Star Hindi. In cinemas in 2019,” she wrote.

The film will be presented by Fox Star Hindi. It is being described by the makers as a story that reaffirms that a family who laughs, cries, dreams together and if they are by your side, nothing seems to be impossible to a willing heart.

Kangana found it touching.

“My family has been my pillar of strength and have always stood by me in thick and thin. I could really relate to the emotions of the film. Plus, Ashwiny is known for her slice-of-life films and I loved her recent work ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’.

‘Gumnami Baba’ announcement has elicited unbelievable response: Srijit Mukherji

Mumbai– Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji is overwhelmed by the curiosity and support he has received ever since he announced his new project “Gumnami Baba”, a man who many thought was Subhas Chandra Bose.

Mukherji on Tuesday tweeted: “No other announcement till date has elicited such an unbelievable response. People have offered to help with their personal research, links to existing research, books, articles and even school assignments. Just goes to what the Man means to the entire nation, even till today.”

The National Award winning director even shared a photograph featuring a stack of books.

He had announced the film on August 18, sharing that he will be teaming up with actor Prosenjit Chatterjee for it.

Swati Semwal excited about ‘Manikarnika…’

Mumbai– After “Bareilly Ki Barfi” and “Fanney Khan”, actress Swati Semwal will next be seen opposite actor Sonu Sood in the historical biopic “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”.

She will be seen as Parvati, wife of Maratha Army commander-in chief Sadhashivrao Bhau, played by Sonu Sood in the historical biopic on Rani Laxmibai. The film is directed by Krish and produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti.

Swati said in a statement: “I am very excited to be a part of such a huge project. I will be seen in a Maharashtrian avatar for the first time. Parvati is a very strong woman who challenges her evil husband. My role has a lot of drama and emotions.

“I am very particular about the roles I play. The role of Parvati is very different from my last two films. Being a storyteller by heart, I try to bring the characters to life on-screen — be it as an actor, scriptwriter or director, and I am glad that my audience loves my work”.

Vivek Mushran thinks web series is the future

Mumbai– Actor Vivek Mushran, known for featuring in films like “Saudagar” and “Veere Di Wedding”, is set to make his debut in the digital world. He feels that web series is the future.

The actor plays Satyavan Gupta — a character with grey shades — in Viu’s upcoming series “Banned”.

“I think web series is the future. For an actor doing daily soaps on television, series are surely a breath of fresh air. I really enjoy watching web series, and now, enjoyed working in it as well,” Vivek said in a statement to IANS.

Elaborating on what made him take up “Banned”, he said: “My role is really interesting, a typical small-time wheeler-dealer, wannabe politician and moralless. Moreover, I have worked with the production house Bodhi Tree before as well and I respect their talent. Hence, there was no saying no to it.” (IANS)

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