Bollywood Roundup: Richa Chadha, Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kotak, and more…

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Excited to play lawyer on screen for first time: Richa Chadha

Mumbai– Actress Richa Chadha, who will be seen sharing screen space with actor Akshaye Khanna in the upcoming courtroom drama “Section 375”, says she is excited to play a lawyer on screen for the first time.

Richa Chadha (Photo: Twitter)

“I am excited to play a lawyer on screen for the first time. Everyone I am working with on this project, I have been a fan of,” Richa said in a statement.

The actress started shooting for “Section 375” on Monday here. The first leg of the schedule will be shot here.

Talking about her co-star Akshaye, she said: “I love Akshaye Khanna as an actor and his last few outings have been amazing. I am happy to collaborate with director Ajay Behl too. I loved how nuanced ‘B.A. Pass’ was… This is a great start to 2019 and I feel blessed to take on this firebrand character”.

The film “Section 375” highlights how a critical law meant for the safety of women can be misused.

Richa reached out to fans via Instagram, urging them to wish her luck for the new film’s beginning.

She thanked the film’s team for the warm welcome and for “being so cool and supportive”.

As the title suggests, the film will speak about the particular section as defined in the Indian Penal Code.

The project is backed by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak.

You’re my role model, Karisma tells Kareena

Mumbai– Actress Karisma Kapoor, who believes in moving with the times, considers her younger sister Kareena Kapoor Khan her role model.

Kareena Kapoor (Photo: facebook)

The glamorous sisters sat down for a tete-a-tete with each other for Kareena’s radio show, Ishq 104.8 FM’s ‘What Women Want with Kareena Kapoor Khan’.

During the chat, Karisma spoke about staying relevant, how she manages to be radiant, her role model and the pressure of making a comeback in the industry, said a statement.

When asked who her role model was, Karisma told Kareena: “Today, you are my role model. We are in the same profession, and the kind of strength we offer to each other is amazing. Apart from you, our mom has been an inspiration who single-handedly raised us so well.”

The daughters of veteran actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, Karisma and Kareena are six years apart.

When questioned about the recipe of staying relevant, Karisma said: “There is no recipe… It’s all about moving with the times. I have spent 27 years in the industry. The formula for me is to keep up with the times and attempting different things which further helps to stay relevant.”

She credited her radiance to the genes.

“And, I guess it’s the inner positivity which reflects on my face,” said Karisma, a mother of two.

The actress, who has featured in films ‘Raja Hindustani’, ‘Raja Babu’, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, ‘Biwi No. 1’, ‘Zubeidaa’ and ‘Fiza’, has been missing from the big screen for a while. She finds it unfair that there’s a “comeback pressure” actresses face, especially after motherhood.

Karishma Kotak doesn’t want to get typecast

Mumbai– Actress Karishma Kotak, who will next be seen in the film “Bedhab”, says she does not want to limit herself in one genre in the entertainment industry.

Karishma Kotak (Photo: Twitter)

Karishma interacted with the media to promote “Bedhab” here on Monday.

“I don’t come from any filmy background. I am from London. I was modelling in England, and then I moved to Bombay about 12 years ago. In 2006, I did a Kingfisher swimsuit calendar show and after that, I did a Telugu movie directed by Prabhudheva.

“During that time, ‘Bigg Boss’ happened and I also hosted a TV special for the Indian Premier League. I did some amazing cameos in a film like ‘Freaky Ali’ with Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and in another film which starred Arshad Warsi,” she said.

Karishma is content with how her journey has shaped up.

“I like the place that I am in, where I am getting to do what I love. I get to dabble in acting, modelling and hosting. I don’t want to get typecast in one specific genre of the entertainment industry. Now I am getting to dabble in various platforms, so I feel that I am blessed.”

Garima Jain to enter ‘Vikram Betaal…’

Mumbai– Actress Garima Jain is all set to appear in the TV show “Vikram Betaal ki Rahasya Gatha”. She will essay the mythological role of Lopamudra.

“I play this most elegant, pretty and stunning Lopamudra created by Rishi Agasthya (a sage). All the elements of the world were united to create one masterpiece called Lopamudra and I am playing that character,” Garima said in a statement.

Produced by Alind Srivastava and Nissar Parvej, the show presents different stories each week.

The main plot remains the tussle between the good and the evil by showcasing the quest of the intelligent King Vikramaditya to find the wise ghost Betaal as challenged by evil Bhadrakaal.

Rajkumar Hirani is a man of integrity: Sharman Joshi

Mumbai– Sharman Joshi on Monday said he stands by his “3 Idiots” director Rajkumar Hirani, who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman. The actor has called the filmmaker a man of immense integrity, character and honour.

Sharman Joshi (Photo: Desimartini.com)

Sharman tweeted: “”Raju Sir is a man of immense integrity, character, honour, compassion and truthfulness, all the virtues one would imagine are non-existent in people today, someone I am absolutely inspired by and have learnt from and because of whom I believe I have gone onto being a better person. All I want to say, Sir is that this too shall pass.”

“I can imagine how demeaning it might be to even stand up for yourself in a situation such as this,” Sharman added with a ‘I Stand For Raju Hirani’ hashtag.

According to a HuffPost India article on Sunday, the woman claimed that Hirani sexually abused her on more than one occasion over a six-month period between March and September 2018.

The 56-year-old filmmaker has denied the allegation.

Wanted to be part of ‘Simmba’: Priya Prakash Warrier

Mumbai– Actress Priya Prakash Warrier, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film “Sridevi Bungalow”, says she wanted to become a part of Rohit Shetty’s “Simmba” along with Ranveer Singh.

Priya interacted with the media at the trailer launch of ‘Sridevi Bungalow’ here on Sunday.

Popular as the ‘wink girl’, Priya became an overnight sensation with her expressions in the teaser song “Manikya Malaraya Poovi” from her Malayalam movie “Oru Aadar Love”.

Soon after, she was linked to many movies and projects. Her name was associated with Ranveer Singh starrer “Simmba” too. But Sara Ali Khan was finally cast as the lead actress in the film, which is breaking box office records.

When asked which Hindi film she wanted to do in recent times, she said: “I wanted to become a part of ‘Simmba’. There were lots of rumours that I was part of ‘Simmba’ but I wish that was true because I am a great fan of Ranveer Singh.

“At the screening of ‘Uri’, I told Ranveer that ‘I am a big fan of yours’ and then he told me that ‘I really liked your wink’ which was overwhelming for me.” (IANS)

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