Bollywood Roundup: Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Rajkummar Rao, and more…

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Alia, Deepika to be first guests on ‘Koffee With Karan’ season 6

Mumbai– Bollywood actresses Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone will be the first guests on the sixth season of filmmaker Karan Johar’s chat show “Koffee With Karan”.

Deepika Padukone (Photo Facebook)

Karan announced on Twitter on Friday that the first episode will be about “girl power”.

“The first cup of ‘koffee’ is all about girl power! Welcome Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt on episode 1, season 6 of ‘Koffee With Karan’ on Star World India and Hotstar,” Karan tweeted.

The grapevine was earlier abuzz that the first episode of the season will have Alia along with her “Brahmastra” co-actor and rumoured beau Ranbir Kapoor, who was earlier in a relationship with Deepika.

“Koffee With Karan” has seen a gamut of A-listers like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Salim Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji among many others in the past seasons.

Radhika Apte hopes for safer work culture

New Delhi– Actress Radhika Apte says there is a need to create a culture without sexual abuse of anybody.

Radhika Apte (Photo: Twitter)

“I think we need to create culture without sexual abuse for anybody then we will have a work culture,” Radhika told IANS over an email.

As an actor, she has to deal with hectic schedules and travel a lot. Radhika says she tries to drink a lot of water and get proper sleep.

“I don’t do much for skin. Just drink water, try to get proper sleep, exercise, sweat it out, keep it moisturised, and most importantly clean. That’s basically what I do.”

For hair?

The actress, who launched a botanical hair tonic True Roots that delays hair greying, said: “I didn’t do much before this. This is like the only product I have started to keep in my bag very lately. It delays hair greying by working directly on the roots…It’s in a spray format, easy-to-use and non-sticky.”

She says it suited her needs.

“I do have a lot of greys and I do have a need to cover them and I hadn’t found such a natural solution and an easy solution to prevent my greys and also go to the root cause, rather than superficially hiding them,” she said.

Patralekha is my best friend: Rajkummar Rao

Mumbai– Actor Rajkummar Rao considers his girlfriend and actress Patralekha as his best friend, and says they don’t discuss “marriage or babies”.

Rajkummar Rao (Photo: Twitter)

“Patralekha is my best friend — we discuss cinema, we discuss acting or travelling. We’re not discussing marriage or babies because we like the way we are,” Rajkummar said in a statement.

“When my mom first met Patralekha, she said that she’s going to be the last girl I’m meeting,” he added.

Rajkummar spoke about his relationship with his “City Lights” co-star when he appeared on talk show “Feet Up with the Stars”, presented by Voot Originals and hosted by celebrity stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania.

“I’m a hardcore romantic. My first crush was in Class 3 that apparently went on till Class 8 until she left the school,” he added.

During an appearance on TLC’s “Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua”, Rajkummar said he is a fun-loving person.

“Mostly audience have seen me portraying serious roles in most of my movies and that’s why everyone thinks that I am like my characters too in real life. But in reality I am a fun loving person when I am around my bunch of people – friends and family,” he said.

Dia Mirza’s special moment with Alec Baldwin

New Delhi– Actor-environmentalist Dia Mirza says meeting Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin was a special moment.

Dia hosted United Nations (UN)’s “Champions of the Earth” award with Baldwin.

Dia Mirza

“I have had the honour to host for the second year in a row Champions of the Earth Awards, a truly motivating and inspiring platform that brings together some of the finest human beings on the planet,” Dia said in a statement.

“To be able to host this year’s awards with Alec Baldwin made the experience all the more special,” added the UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India.

The awards were presented on September 26 in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also got the award. He dedicated it to the countrymen and the country’s tradition of coexisting with nature.

I’m an action freak: Ssharad

Mumbai– Actor Ssharad Malhotra calls himself an action freak.

He currently plays Ronak in “Musakaan”. For the show, Ssharad had to break glass bottles in anger. While doing it, he got hurt. He also got bruises and cuts on his body while shooting for a fight scene.

“I am an action freak and I do it with all the intensity to make sure it doesn’t look fake on screen. In the show, I will be seen performing a lot of stunts where bruises and injuries are going to be part and parcel of an actor’s life,” Ssharad said in a statement.

“There was a sequence in the promo where I had to break bottles and while performing the stunt, I hurt myself. My hand was bleeding.”

But things were brought under control.

“Moreover, I love my work so much that it comes out naturally as a conscious decision,” he said.

Divya Dutta lends her voice to TV show

Mumbai– National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta has been roped in as the narrator of the upcoming mythological show “RadhaKrishn”.

“I am very excited to be part of ‘RadhaKrishn’. I am very close to the story of Radha and Lord Krishna. I have grown up listening to the stories but hardly saw any content on the television showcasing their brilliant love saga,” Divya said in a statement.

“I am really looking forward to the show and am happy that I got an opportunity to lend my voice to it,” she added.

The series, starring Sumedh Mudgalkar and Mallika Singh, will premiere on October 1 on Star Bharat. (IANS)

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