Bollywood Roundup: Anushka Sharma, Vir Das, Kiara Advani, and more…

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Anushka Sharma (Photo: Twitter)

Mine forever: Virat to ‘Best friend,soulmate’ Anushka

Mumbai– On completing a year of togetherness, Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday wished actress Anushka Sharma a happy anniversary and called her his “best friend and soulmate”.

Virat Kohli (Photo: Twitter)

Virat on Tuesday tweeted: “Can’t believe it’s been a year already because it feels like it happened just yesterday. Time has truly flown by. Happy anniversary to my best friend and my soulmate. Mine forever. Anushka Sharma.”

Anushka shared her wedding video, where an ecstatic Kohli is seen referring to the actress as his “wife”. He also says that he now feels like a “grown up”.

The “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” star captioned the video: “It’s heaven, when you don’t sense time passing by… It’s heaven, when you marry a good ‘man’.”

The star couple, fondly called as “Virushka” by their fans, tied the knot in last year in Tuscany, Italy.

There’s much more longevity in comedy acting career: Vir Das

New Delhi– Comedian-actor Vir Das says he does not see anything wrong in comics being typecast in films and that there is more longevity in a comedians acting career.

Vir Das (Photo: Facebook)

Asked if he feels Bollywood typecasts comedians in films, Vir told IANS: “I dont think that is just specific to Hindi cinema. It is specific to all cinema. Comedians are always typecast as comical in movies and series. I don’t see anything wrong with that.”

He added: “If you can add layers to that and make it a performance that works for you and as yoru fan base or experience begins to grow comedians can branch out.”

Vir, who will be seen in Netflix’s upcoming show “Losing It”, said that comedians can also branch out to other genres.

“Someone like Eddy Murphy or Ben Stiller or Anupam Kher or Boman Irani — these are people who started out with comedy but have been able to do dramatic work, negative and positive work. So, I think there is much more longevity in a comedy acting career than the sexy boy acting career,” he said.

On the Bollywood front, Vir will start shooting for the second installment of the “Go Goa Gone” franchise in 2019.

Kiara Advani excited over special appearance in ‘Kalank’

Mumbai– Actress Kiara Advani is excited about her special appearance in Abhishek Varman’s period drama “Kalank”.

Kiara interacted with the media at the launch of a Bluestone store here on Tuesday.

Kiara Advani (Photo: Twitter)

On her upcoming projects, she said: “I am very excited for my special appearance in ‘Kalank’ since it’s a huge film and it’s the first time I am doing something in the period space. I have finished shooting for that.”

Kiara said she has started shooting for “Kabir Singh” and “Good News”.

“I have just begun shoot for both ‘Kabir Singh’ and ‘Good News’ simultaneously and it’s going very well. We are excited to continue the shoot and make a really good movie for the audience so, it has been a busy month,” said the “Lust Stories” actress.

On “Kabir Singh”, in which she stars with Shahid Kapoor, Kiara said: “We have just wrapped up the December schedule of the film and we will again start shooting for the film in the first week of January. So, after Christmas and New Year, we will get back to shoot in Delhi.”

“Kabir Singh” is a drama film written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own Telugu film “Arjun Reddy”.

Ghats of Rishikesh over Mumbai any day for Ekta Kapoor

Mumbai– TV czarina Ekta Kapoor, who along with actress Mahie Gill performed a ‘Maha Aarti’ in Haridwar, says she loves the vibe of the holy city.

Ekta Kapoor (Photo: Twitter)

Since multiple scenes of “Apaharan” have been shot in Haridwar, the place is all the more special to Ekta. And since the Balaji Telefilms family is quite religious, she along with Mahie Gill was seen performing the ‘Aarti’ on Monday to seek blessings for a positive start to the ALTBalaji web series.

“I am extremely happy to be back as we have spent many days shooting for the series here in the scenic locations of Haridwar. The experience of riding on the ATV bikes along with Mahie at the Ganga ghats was quite splendid.

“If given a choice, I would choose the Ghats of Rishikesh any day over Mumbai,” Ekta said in a statement.

Arundoy Singh, Varun Badola and Nidhi Singh too are a part of the show.

Anushka, Kartik named India’s hottest vegetarians

Mumbai– Actors Anushka Sharma and Kartik Aaryan have been named India’s Hottest Vegetarians, according to votes on the official website of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka has become the first two-time female winner of the title, having previously won in 2015.

The actress, who was also named PETA India’s Person of the Year in 2017, recently starred in an ad campaign for PETA India, proclaiming: “I Am Anushka Sharma, and I’m a Vegetarian.”

Her other efforts to help animals include announcing plans to open an animal shelter near Mumbai, launching the PAWsitive campaign to raise awareness that animals suffer when people set off loud firecrackers, and successfully helping to demand a ban on cruel horse-drawn carriage rides in Mumbai.

“Going vegetarian was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have more energy, I feel healthier, and I’m so happy that no animals had to suffer for my meals,” Anushka said in a statement.

Kartik said it only took one video of animals suffering and dying in the meat industry to convince him to go vegetarian.

“The kindest thing anybody can do for cows, pigs, chickens, and all animals is to stop eating them,” he said.

Sachin Bangera, PETA’s Associate Director of celebrity and public relations, said: “Anushka Sharma and Kartik Aaryan are saving animals by keeping them off their plates, and by sharing their commitment to being meat-free with the world.

“Their compassion makes them as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside, and that makes them winners in our book.” (IANS)

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