Bollywood Roundup: Twinkle Khanna, Soha Ali Khan, Ali Fazal, and more…

Twinkle Khanna

You must give it back to the society or a country says Twinkle Khanna

Mumbai– Actress-writer-producer Twnikle Khanna has said that every individual must give it back to the society or their country “otherwise they would be just an animal roaming around.”

Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna was interacting with media where she was appointed as an artist ambassador of Save the Children foundation on Friday in Mumbai.

“I think if you have the platform, then it is your responsibility to use it to help others because if life has given you something then, you must give it back to the society or the country,” she said.

Khanna spoke about her challenges while producing ‘Pad Man’ because a lot of people told her that nobody will watch a film based on menstrual hygiene.

“We had lot of movies about social problems, and we also had ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha.’ As the world observes November 19 as World Toilet Day, the good news is that India has toilet coverage of 95 per cent. So, I think movies make an impact,” she said.

Twinkle Khanna is known as a true-blue feminist who doesn’t shy away from speaking her mind on various issues. “I would tell you that being a woman or a man is a physical state. We as women must not let our biology hinder us in any way.”

Spelling out her work with Save the Children foundation, she said: “One of the primary things that I would like to do is amplifying the voices of these young champions. It is my main job to spread awareness.”

My daughter is an incredible life lesson for me: Soha Ali Khan

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan says being a mother has made her stronger, and that her daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu has given her an incredible life lesson.

Soha Ali Khan (Photo: Twitter)

Asked about her bonding with her daughter, Soha told IANS here: “My daughter is an incredible life lesson for me. As I was the youngest in the family, I never had to look after anyone. And then suddenly the most important person’s life is in my hands.

“The most incredible experience for me was to feed her. Your body produces all the nutrition the baby needs and she basically lives off you and it’s incredibly humbling and blows your mind. It’s very empowering. Most women in our life are strong but becoming a mother makes you even more strong,” added the actress who lent her support to Pampers, which launched its smallest diapers for premature babies, here on Friday.

Keeping the occasion of World Prematurity Day in mind as it is observed on November 17, Pampers launched a campaign to donate 100,000 Preemie diapers to the government hospital across major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Lucknow.

Asked if the initiative will be fruitful for the parents of premature babies, Soha said: “I didn’t know about the existence of preemie diapers before my association with this brand began. I didn’t even know that they existed.

“So firstly, just spreading awareness of the fact that there is a product like this in the market — the smallest diaper ever and the value of that diaper for using it for premature babies so that they reduce the risk of infection — is something that every mother needs to know.”

The diapers will be distributed to hospitals like King Edward Memorial Hospital(KEM), Sion Hospital and Nair Hospital in Mumbai and Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University(KGMU).

Soha feels it will be helpful as there are a number of premature babies that are born every year.

Ali Fazal’s personal connection with ‘Mirzapur’

Mumbai–Actor Ali Fazal, who will soon be seen in “Mirzapur”, has a personal connection with the web series.

He said Guddu and Bablu — characters in the show — are nicknames of his maternal uncles.

Ali Fazal (Photo: Twitter)

“Guddu and Bablu are literally the names of my Mamas. Their names are Faizan and Rizwaan, pet names are Guddu and Babalu and they have the the same difference as the characters. Bablu has brains and is hardworking, and Guddu Mama has always been more wild.

“He had gone hunting, he built muscles, he has jumped off some five or six-floored building… Why? Because ladki ke chakkar mein police aa gayi thi (because he was chased by the police over a girl). He has been through shit. So my way of talking even when intoxicated is literally him… I had him on top of my mind,” Ali said in a statement.

Ali underwent a physical change to look like a gangster for “Mirzapur”. The Amazon Prime Video show also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vikrant Massey, Divyendu Sharma, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur and Amit Sial.

Sports must be crucial part of school syllabus: Neetu

Actress Neetu Chandra believes sports must be given due importance in children’s life since a very young age.

Neetu Chandra

Neetu has been involved in three different sports in India — taekwondo, basketball and now kabaddi.

“Sports must be inculcated in children at a very young age in school. It is important that marks should be given for participation in sports. It’s only then that India will be able to take part as a major force in the international arena, with confidence and positivity,” Neetu said in a statement.

“With our huge population, if the kids are trained from their school time, we have the capability of creating Olympians,” she added,

Neetu is supporting the Kabaddi team from her hometown Patna in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League. She also is the brand ambassador of Taekwondo in India with fourth Dan black belt and has been closely associated with the National Basketball Association (NBA) besides being an avid sports enthusiast.

Sonu Nigam dresses up as cleaner

Singer Sonu Nigam, who is currently shooting in Panipat at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, was amused to see a video clip which shows him dressed as a cleaner who is cheerful and in high spirits — something the singer believes holds true in real life as well.

Sonu Nigam (Photo: Facebook)

Sonu, who was shooting a video which focusses on the nostalgia of college and friendships at the institute, believes that in life one must have the zeal to succeed and work hard no matter how arduous the situation. Even a cleaner who works so hard has a smile on his face and that’s how one must go through hardships — that’s the idea behind the video.

The song, based on friendship, is composed by Vibhas, while the lyrics have been penned by Sonu Sagu. The single will release in January, read a statement.

The “Bijuria” singer has his plate full with back-to-back performances in Delhi, Mumbai and Lagos. Sonu will be flying to Shanghai for a show, and his next track “OMT” with Shannon K is on the verge of release. (IANS)


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