Bollywood Roundup: Kareena Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Anil Kapoor, and more…

Kareena Kapoor (Photo courtesy: StyleCraze)

Age or life stages should not affect a woman’s career: Kareena

Mumbai– Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is in her late 30s and is a mother, says a woman’s career must remain unaffected by her age or stage of life.

Kareena is the face of Corcal Bone & Beauty, which will be launched at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 edition with an initiative to bring #Beautifullystrong real women to the ramp. Designer Rina Singh of Eka will showcase her pret summer collection at the launch.

The actress said in a statement: “I believe age or life stages should not affect a woman’s career. It’s important not to limit yourself. Women can do it all. I have always enjoyed playing various roles on reel – a warrior princess, model, mother just the way I do in my real life. All of this has been possible because I focus on being healthy inside to stay beautiful outside.”

About the coming together of the brand, beauty and fashion at LFW, she said: “It is just the right mix and place for women to share their stories of inner strength and beauty.”

LFW has associated with Lupin Life’s Corcal Bone & Beauty supplement for women. Its launch will see women over 30 years of age take to the ramp. These will include models and influencers too.

Coming up with my health app soon: Shilpa Shetty

Mumbai– Actress Shipa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in Hindi film industry, says she will launch her health app in a couple of months.

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa was interacting with the media at the first edition of Hindustan Times Palate Festival on Sunday here.

Asked what initiatives she has taken to promote health and fitness as a celebrity, she said: “I have my YouTube channel and I do healthy recipes on that channel. I hope I will touch that one million subscribers mark soon.”

Shilpa said that more than physical training, it was necessary to have a balanced diet for a person to live a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s so important for everyone to know that nutrition plays such an important part in maintaining good health. I feel that is something most people don’t understand. People think that it’s just about working out.

“I keep emphasizing that it is 70 percent nutrition and 30 percent workout regime.”

Shilpa revealed that she would launch her health app to guide her followers about health and fitness. “I am going to come with my health app in a couple months.”

Never seen anyone work so hard for the nation: Anil Kapoor on Modi

Mumbai– Actor Anil Kapoor says his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was destined to happen and that it was an inspiration to meet someone who has been working really hard for the nation.

Anil Kapoor

At the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Total Dhamaal” here on Monday, Anil spoke about his meeting with Modi last week.

He said: “It was absolutely wonderful meeting Modiji. I wanted to meet him for the last couple of years. But it never happened. I think some meetings are destined. It was my privilege and honour to meet him.

“He is a very inspirational figure and I do not think I have seen an individual who is working so hard for the nation.”

Asked if he thinks Modi should again be the Prime Minister of India, the veteran actor replied: “Obviously that is for all of us to see what happens in the elections. But this is not a platform where we can discuss politics.”

Madhuri Dixit Nene found producing movie exciting

Mumbai– Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, who has donned the producer’s hat for the first time with the movie “15 August”, says she found the process daunting but exciting.

Madhuri Dixit Nene

Asked about her experience of being a producer, Madhuri told IANS: “I have been in the industry for over 30 years. So, it was not very daunting but a little daunting because I was wearing the producer’s hat.”

“I was behind the camera. I had to make sure that everything went on time and everything was within budget. So, you had to take care of a lot of things… It was not daunting but more exciting. I enjoyed the process,” added the actress, who lent her voice for the character Nisha in Netflix’s “Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle”.

“15 August” is a Marathi film starring Rahul Pethe and Mrunmayee Deshpande. The film is produced by Madhuri’s production banner RNM, which is co-owned by her husband Sriram Nene.

The film is set in a Mumbai chawl, and follows the course of a single day as its residents prepare for the flag-hoisting ceremony. “15 August” is expected to release later this year.

Anupam Kher welcomes Vicky Kaushal in ‘actors’ world’

Mumbai– Veteran actor Anupam Kher has welcomed actor Vicky Kaushal in “actors’ world” after watching his performance in the latest release “Uri: The Surgical Strike”.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

“Welcome to the ‘actors’ world. You are fantastic in ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Real, gutsy and a performer,” Anupam tweeted on Monday.

The 63-year-old actor asked Vicky to remember that he is his own competition.

“The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. Love and best wishes always,” Anupam added.

The military drama is based on the 2016 surgical strike carried out by the Indian Armed forces across the border.

The movie, released earlier this month, also stars Yami Gautam and Mohit Raina.

The film sees Vicky playing the role of an Indian commando who is involved in the 2016 surgical strikes. It also features Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.

Hope to write more books in future: Manisha Koirala

Mumbai– Actress Manisha Koirala, who has authored the book “Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life”, hopes to pen more books in future.

Manisha Koirala

“I am very excited and happy that my book ‘Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life’ has been appreciated by the audience. I am thankful for the readers for the love that I have received from them.

“This was my first experience of writing a book. The kind of response I have received for my first book, I hope that I will write more books in future,” Manisha told reporters at the Urja Awards 2019 here on Sunday on the readers’ response to her maiden book.

On the career front, Manisha was last year seen in films like “Lust Stories” and “Sanju”.

“By the grace of God, you will see me in more movies for sure,” she said.

Talking about youngsters of the country, Manisha said: “I think the kind of ‘urja’ (energy) youngsters have, it’s a blessing. So, they should use it in right direction and in right manner to lead very successful career and life.”

When Ajay convinced Sanjay Mishra to do his stunt

Mumbai– Actor Ajay Devgn convinced his “Total Dhamaal” co-star Sanjay Mishra to do a stunt himself for the film.

Ajay, known for doing most of his own stunts, along with the filmmaker Indra Kumar convinced Sanjay.

In the name of rehearsals, Ajay got Sanjay to give the stunt a try which ended up to be the real shot which is a part of the film.

“We wanted to scale up the action since it is an adventure comedy and take the stunts notches higher,” Kumar said in a statement.

“At first, Sanjay was quite apprehensive when I narrated the scene. But Ajay calmed him down and motivated him to perform it, and I too spoke to him at length. Together, we convinced him to take the shot. This is quite the first time he has done action like this, but it worked out well in the end,” added Kumar, who has directed and co-produced the adventure comedy.

“Total Dhamaal” is third installment of successful franchise “Dhamaal” which originally starred Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Riteish Deshmukh. It also stars Madhuri Dixit Nene, Anil Kapoor and Boman Irani.

Co-produced by Fox Star Studios, Ajay Devgn Ffilms, Ashok Thakeria, Kumar, Sri Adhikari Brothers, Anand Pandit, Sangeeta Ahir and Kumar Mangat Pathak, the film is slated to release on February 22.

Here’s what Rahman thinks about actors singing

Mumbai– Music maestro A.R. Rahman feels that if actors are able to take time out and practice, then it will be an amazing idea for them to sing for their movies.

Rahman will be seen donning the mantle of a super guru in the upcoming show “The Voice”. While shooting for its promo, he spoke about what he thought of actors trying their hand at singing, read a statement.

“Actors singing their songs in movies is the general norm world-wide. The actors need time to practice singing for their song before they record it. Nowadays, actors are very busy with hectic schedules and juggling with work commitments, leaving them with no time to practice singing their song,” he said.

“If they take time out and practice, it will be an amazing idea for them to sing for their movies,” he added.

R. Madhavan to direct ‘Rocketry – The Nambi Effect’ solely

Mumbai– Actor R. Madhavan will be taking over the whole directing duties on “Rocketry – The Nambi Effect” after Ananth Mahadevan had to leave the project due to “unavoidable circumstances”.

Earlier, Madhavan was co-directing the film, based on the life of scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan, with Mahadevan. It marks directorial debut of Madhavan, who also essays the role of the protagonist in the film.

“Ananth Mahadevan is an extremely talented filmmaker. However, owing to unavoidable circumstances and certain pressing commitments he could no longer direct ‘Rocketry – The Nambi Effect’,” Madhavan said in a statement.

“Rocketry is close to my heart for many reasons. The film is shaping up well and I can’t wait to tell the incredible story of Nambi Narayanan to the world,” he added. (IANS)


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