Bollywood Roundup: Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, and more…

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Sunny Deol (Photo: Facebook)

Sunny Deol rues lack of comedy films in Bollywood

Mumbai– Actor Sunny Deol says people in Bollywood don’t make comedy films like “Bhaiaji Superhit” anymore.

“The decision to take up the movie was based on my instinct. I have acted in comedy movies previously, but this was quite an experience. I truly feel that the role I play in ‘Bhaiaji Superhit’ is almost on the lines of the roles I used to play in the 1990s – where men are vendetta-driven and love to stomp feet, flex biceps, uproot water pumps and roar like lions,” Sunny said in a statement.

Set in Varanasi, “Bhaiaji Superhit” revolves around ‘bhaiaji’ who wants to be an actor in Hindi cinema. It also features Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade and Ameesha Patel. The film will premiere on Zee Cinema on December 25.

“Bollywood doesn’t make such movies anymore and hence it becomes really important for today’s millennials to watch movies like this,” he added.

Sunny is known for his performance in iconic films like “Border”, “Gadar – Ek Prem Katha”, “The Hero: Love Story of a Spy”, “Yamla Pagla Deewana” and “Ghayal”.

Karisma Kapoor remembers Sridevi

Mumbai– Actress Karisma Kapoor is emotional about sharing screen space with the legendary Sridevi — even though in a cameo for Shah Rukh Khan’s “Zero”, which released on Friday.

“Thank you Shah Rukh and team ‘Zero’ for giving me the opportunity to share screen space (even if it was for a few minutes) with the legend and my all time favourite Sridevi, we miss you. Special moments,” Karisma wrote on Instagram along with a photograph of herself with Sridevi from the “Zero” set.

“Zero” was the last film of Sridevi, who died aged 54 in February this year.

Also featuring actresses Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, “Zero” is directed by Anand L. Rai and has cameos by multiple Bollywood celebrities, including R. Madhavan and Abhay Deol.

Christmas not a religious affair for me, but special: Randeep

New Delhi– Actor Randeep Hooda says Christmas, though not a religious affair for him, has always been special.

Randeep Hooda (Photo courtesy: Deccan Chronicle)

Scotch brand William Lawson’s kicked-off Christmas 2018 on Thursday in Gurugram by challenging everyone to channel their inner ‘Bad Boy’ with Randeep.

“Christmas, though not a religious affair for me, has always been special because of all the funky and unusual presents I receive. I believe that there are no rules to be followed when it comes to celebrating the holiday season, as William Lawson’s rightly puts it,” Randeep said in a statement.

“While the evenings with my party animals are full of energy, I bring in the season with a peaceful meal along with my closest family and friends,” added the actor.

The festival commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 every year.

Ansh Bagri in ‘Date Gone Wrong’

Mumbai– Actor Ansh Bagri will be seen playing Ved in “Date Gone Wrong” for which he had to do intimate scenes.

“There was a sequence in the series where I had to do a kiss scene, and I was very shy to perform that on-screen. I was exceedingly nervous to give that shot, but my co-actor Sonal Sharma made me feel comfortable,” Ansh said in a statement.

“It is very necessary to have a co-actor who understands you well, and I am glad that in this series I got to act with one such soul,” he added.

Culture Machine and Eros Now’s “Date Gone Wrong” is now streaming.

Priyamvada enters ‘Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala’

Mumbai– Actress Priyamvada Kant has been roped in to play an important part in the show “Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala”.

As per the current track on the show, Sikandar (actor Mohit Malik) and Lovely (actress Anjali Anand) are heading towards a divorce while the children are working on getting them back together.

Amidst all this drama, Priyamvada will enter the show and bring in the necessary twists and turns.

“I am really excited to be on board for ‘Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala’. My previous show was historical and I wanted a major shift for my next role,” Priyamvada said in a statement.

“When this role came my way, I thought it was very real, very me. Hence, I immediately said yes to it,” she added.

She was last seen on the small screen in “Tenali Rama”.

Vindu Dara Singh excited about comic book on his late father

Mumbai– Actor Vindu Dara Singh says comic book “Epic Journey of the Great Dara Singh” will present the late wrestler, actor and his father Dara Singh as the real life superhero.

The series will be launched at the Mumbai Comic Con 2018 on Saturday.

“The book will present my father Dara Singh as the real life superhero, who was a world wrestling champion and an inspiration to everyone,” Vindu, who helmed the project, said in a statement.

“Right from his brand of raw, overpowering aggression inside the wrestling ring to his discipline and humility outside it, the aim is to present the lesser known side of the Rustom-e-Hind to the world,” he added.

The biographical comic book will focus on some of the lesser known facts about his childhood, his first stint in “pehlwani” and later years.

The brain behind the comic book is graphic artist George Emmanual along with Calib on the creative side while Mahrukh Mirza has written the story and dialogues.(IANS)

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