Bollywood Roundup: Yami Gautam, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Mandira Bedi, and more…


Yami Gautam follows grandmother’s tips for beauty

Mumbai– Actress Yami Gautam’s beauty secrets are home remedies recommended by her grandmother.

Right from using as many natural things to doing something as basic as drinking enough water everyday, the “Kaabil” actress — who has radiant skin — follows the following beauty tips to look and feel her best self:

* Make a paste of Castor oil + vitamin E oil + aloe vera for great thick and long lashes.

* Replacing regular water with coconut water in all your facials is super helpful as it is a great toner.

* Using a cup of vinegar after shampooing your hair, instead of a conditioner, rinses out any hair product like mousse, hair gel or hair spray.

* Ghee is the best lip balm there is. Apply it as often to get luscious, plump, pink lips and be ridden of chapped lips forever.

* Using a mixture of half teaspoon turmeric with half tablespoon of sugar and honey as a scrub and wiping your face clean with an ice cold towel gives a healthy skin with tightened pores.

Shah Rukh was original choice for ‘Bigg Boss’: Salman

Panaji– Superstar Salman Khan, who entered the world of “Bigg Boss” with its fourth season as a host, says the show was first offered to his friend and actor Shah Rukh Khan.

Salman Khan

“The one who was considered to sign ‘Bigg Boss’ was Shah Rukh Khan. I didn’t know about this. Shah Rukh was the original choice for ‘Bigg Boss’,” Salman said at the press conference of “Bigg Boss 12” at Villa Marina in Goa on Monday.

“Earlier he had shoulder injury and he was shooting somewhere in Prague so, he couldn’t make it… and he couldn’t do the show. That’s how I got ‘Bigg Boss’,” he added.

The stars recently appeared on “Dus Ka Dum”, a show hosted by Salman.

They had also starred in hit movies like “Karan Arjun” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”.

“We will work together if we get a good script. He was generous to appear in ‘Tubelight’. You will also see me in ‘Zero’,” said Salman.

Earlier Shah Rukh had said: “The first time I came to Mumbai as a struggling actor, I had my meals at Salman’s place where Salimji (Salman’s father) supported me a lot. It is because of them that I have become ‘Shah Rukh Khan’.”

Ranveer Singh a phenomenal actor, says Kareena

Mumbai– Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who will be seen sharing screen space with Ranveer Singh in the upcoming magnum opus “Takht”, says he is a phenomenal actor.

Kareena Kapoor (Photo courtesy: StyleCraze)

“I am very excited to do the movie finally with Karan (Johar) and Ranveer of course. I have not worked with him but I know he is a phenomenal actor and it will amazing,” Kareena told IANS here.

The 37-year-old says she is “really honoured” to share screen space with Ranveer in “Takht”, a period drama.

This will be the first time Kareena and Ranveer will be seen working together in a film.

“Takht” also features Bhumi Pednekar, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor. It will be directed by Karan Johar.

The film will bring back Karan and Kareena working together after 17 years. The two last collaborated “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” in 2001.

“Takht” will be a story of a family, ambition, greed, betrayal, love and succession. It is being produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta, for release in 2020.

I’m a fitness enthusiast: Mandira Bedi

Mumbai– Actress Mandira Bedi, who will be seen running in a marathon with her son Vir, says she is a fitness enthusiast.

Mandira Bedi

Mandira will be seen running at the second edition of Duracell Durathon 2018. A 2 km and 5 km family run will be held on November 25 at Jio Gardens, BKC, Mumbai.

“It’s a great initiative being the only family run in India. I totally relate with the concept as I’m a fitness enthusiast. It’s a special platform for families to bond over fitness thereby improving their health and increasing the quality time spent with family,” Mandira said in a statement.

The actress added that she and her son Vir had participated last year and are looking forward to the preparation and running in this edition.

With the Durathon, Duracell further enables families to come and run together outside their homes.

David Abraham, Duracell Marketing Director for Middle East and India said: “We are also thankful to Mandira Bedi for participating again to run the Durathon with her son. Just like the promise of longevity that Duracell represents, it also provides a great opportunity for families to unlock their inner-power and bond even more closely while running.”

Anu Malik is truly made in India: Varun Dhawan

Mumbai– Actor Varun Dhawan has praised music composer-singer Anu Malik and said that he is a legend and is truly made in India.

Varun Dhawan

Varun on Tuesday morning shared a selfie along with Malik, who previously collaborated with the actor for the film “Judwaa 2”.

“This man is a legend Anu Malik. ‘Sui Dhaaga’ is our second film and he does not age all heart sir you are truly made in India. See you soon,” the “Badlapur” star captioned the image.

Varun will be seen playing a tailor named Mauji in “Sui Dhaaga-Made in India”, a special salute to the inherent entrepreneurial spirit that the youth of India and the country’s local artisans have.

Also starring Anushka Sharma, the film brings together National Award winning producer-director combo of Maneesh Sharma and Sharat Katariya after their blockbuster “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”.

Amit Sadh starts shooting for ‘India Strikes-10 Days’

 Mumbai– Actor Amit Sadh has started shooting for the military drama series “India Strikes-10 Days” and says he is honoured.

“As I start my shoot today for ‘India Strikes-10 Days’ … I cannot feel more privileged and honoured. Congrats Sameer Nair, Samar Khan and the entire team. Thank you my fans for the support,” Amit tweeted on Tuesday.

“India Strikes-10 Days” is based on the 2016 Uri terror attack and Amit will be seen as the main lead Major Tango.

“India Strikes-10 Days” is based on the first chapter from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book “India’s Most Fearless”.

In 2016, a terror attack at an army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri killed 17 soldiers. The Indian Army retaliated with surgical strikes 11 days later.

The series is being directed by Raj Acharya.

Harmanjit Singha, Sudeep Nigam, Abhishek Chaterjee, Aadhar Khurana are the team of writers who have scripted this ten-part thriller.

Bharti Singh, husband to participate in ‘Bigg Boss 12’

Panaji– Comedian Bharti Singh will participate in the controversial reality show “Bigg Boss 12” with her husband Harsh Limbachiyaa. She says she doesn’t want to be labelled as “jhagra” queen and hopes people vote in bulk for the couple.

The couple had participated together in dance reality show “Nach Baliye” and is done with the shooting of the next season of stunt-based show “Khatron Ke Khiladi”. The audience will get to see them together again in “Bigg Boss 12”, hosted by superstar Salman Khan.

“I am scared of ‘weekend ka war’ when Salman scolds people after removing his coat,” Harsh said at Villa Marina, Coco Beach Nerul, Goa, on Monday.

Salman, who reached the venue shirtless on a boat, joked that he can’t bear wearing clothes.

“People call me a comedy queen. I don’t want to be ‘jhagra’ queen. Even if he (Harsh) gets out in the first week, it’s okay but I want to stay till the end. And please meet me every week,” Bharti said while looking at Salman.

Be it blood relations or friends or colleagues, the audience should expect all kinds of ‘jodis’ as contestants. The 12th edition of the show will premiere on Colors on September 16.

Lisa Haydon is not fashion obsessed

 Mumbai– Actress-model Lisa Haydon says she is definitely fashion conscious but is not obsessed about it.

Asked if she is fashion conscious, Lisa told IANS here: “Yes, definitely. I cannot be in this business and not be fashion conscious but I am not fashion obsessed. I certainly love to wear beautiful clothes, I love to go shopping, I love putting things together and using fashion as a way to express myself.”

Lisa made her acting debut with a supporting role in the 2010 romantic comedy “Aisha”. She received praise for her performance in the comedy-drama “Queen”. Lisa later starred in the commercially successful entertainer “Housefull 3” and romantic drama “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.

She has also featured in TV shows like “India’s Next Top Model”, “The Trip” and “Top Model India” (IANS)


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