Bollywood Roundup: Kriti Sanon, Sayantani Ghosh, Radhika Apte, and more…

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Kriti Sanon wraps up ‘Luka Chuppi’ shoot

Mumbai– Actress Kriti Sanon has completed shooting for her upcoming romantic comedy film “Luka Chuppi”.

Kriti Sanon

Kriti on Friday took to Instagram and wrote: “And it’s a wrap for me for ‘Luka Chuppi’. A fabulous script, a new character and a bunch of lovely, super talented and warm people who made this journey so so special! Laxman Utekar Sir, Kartik Aaryan, thank you for making this ride so memorable! Gonna miss you all.”

Along with the post, she posted a picture of herself standing beside her co-star Kartik and director Laxman Utekar.

In the film, Kriti plays a woman from Mathura who had gone to Delhi to study and is now back in her hometown. Kartik will be seen playing a TV reporter based in Mathura.

Also starring actor Pankaj Tripathi, “Luka Chuppi” will release in March, 2019.

Sayantani roped in for ‘KarnSangini’

Mumbai– Actress Sayantani Ghosh will play Kunti, Karn’s mother, in the upcoming show “KarnSangini”.

Sayantani Ghosh (Photo: Twitter)

After doing the role of Satyavati in “Mahabharat” in 2013, the makers have roped her in for “KarnSangini”. It is set in the backdrop of the Mahabharat and is the untold story of Karn and his wife Uruvi.

“I said yes to the role because Kunti has a lot of layers to her character which is very challenging for me. I have played Satyavati in the previous ‘Mahabharat’ and I am the only one who has been retained from the cast,” Sayantani said in a statement.

“But this is a fictional story which will highlight the story of Uruvi – the outcast’s queen who chose Karn over Arjun (both being Kunti’s children). The show is different and I hope the audience likes it.”

“KarnSangini” is coming soon on Star Plus.

Radhika Apte is ‘Rajkummar Rao’ of 2018: Motwane

New Delhi– Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane says actress Radhika Apte is the “Rajkummar Rao” of this year, given the number and variety of her projects.

Radhika Apte (Photo: Twitter)

The years 2017 and 2018 have been busy for the actor, whose films “Omerta”, “Fanney Khan”, “Stree” and “Love Sonia” released in the last few months.

Radhika also has her hands full. This year, she featured in movies and series like “Pad Man”, “Lust Stories” and “Ghoul”. She has more projects in her kitty.

Asked if 2018 has been the best year for her so far, Radhika told IANS: “No, not at all. I hope this is not the best year of my life. I hope it comes one day.”

Motwane, who has produced Netflix series like “Ghoul” featuring her, added: “She is Rajkummar Rao of 2018. She has done ‘Lust Stories’, ‘Sacred Games’ and ‘Ghoul’.”

“Ghoul”, Netflix India’s first horror mini-series, premiered on the digital platform in August.

Asked about choosing the horror genre, the “Phobia” actress said: “It (‘Ghoul’) was a good original idea, a great setup, with Phantom Films and Blumhouse on board. It was a great combination of everything.

“If I have to go by genre, the only time I would particularly choose would be action because I would love to do action and I would love to do a romantic film.”

Ankit Bhatia joins ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’

Mumbai– Actor Ankit Bhatia, who featured in the web series “Still About Section 377”, has bagged a role in the TV show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”.

“It’s overwhelming to see how fast life changes. My series released last week and today, I’m on the set of ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’,” Ankit said in a statement.

“I am playing (actress) Sudha Chandranji’s lawyer and it’s an important character. I hope the audience gives me equal amount of love that they have been giving to this show,” he added.

“Ye Hai Mohabbatein” premiered in 2013 on StarPlus. The show’s story revolves around Raman (actor Karan Patel) and Ishita (actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya).

Bollywood stars celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi at Ambani’s bash

Mumbai– From Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan to Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor Khan, several Bollywood personalities celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s house here.

Nita shared photographs from the event on her Instagram featuring “Antilia” all decked up to welcome Lord Ganesha – and the celebrities – on Thursday. She also shared an image of Lord Ganesha’s idol captioned “Antilia Cha Raja” (The king of Antilia).

Shah Rukh was spotted outside the house with wife Gauri Khan twinning in white outfits whereas Salman Khan looked dapper in all black ensemble. He was joined by his “Bharat” co-star Katrina who was in a red dress. Big B came with his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda.

Sisters Karisma Kapoor and Kareena attended sporting yellow traditional dresses, complementing the bright occasion. Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene was in a blue sari with white polka dots accompanied by her husband Sriram Nene.

Filmmaker Karan Johar and Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao also came.

Other celebrities at the event included Ileana D’Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Madhur Bhandarkar, Anu Malik, Manish Malhotra, Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray.

India should legalize marijuana: Uday Chopra

Mumbai– Actor Uday Chopra says India should legalise marijuana as it can be be a huge revenue source and has medical benefits.

“I feel India should legalize marijuana. Firstly, It’s part of our culture. Secondly, I think if legalized and taxed it can be a huge revenue source. Not to mention it will remove the criminal element associated with it. Plus and most importantly it has a lot of medical benefits!” he tweeted on Thursday.

Uday, who is the son of late veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, said he does not use it but finds legalising it a “wise move”.

“And no I do not use it. I just really think it is a wise move, given our history with the plant,” he added.

The 45-year-old actor made his acting debut in 2000 in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Mohabbatein” and was later seen in films like “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai”, “Mujhse Dosti Karoge!”, “Dhoom”, “Neal ‘n’ Nikki” and “Pyaar Impossible”.

Uday was last seen on the silver screen in 2013 as Ali in the third installment of the “Dhoom” franchise”. (IANS)

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