Bollywood Roundup: Amitabh Bachchan, Patralekhaa, Harshita Gaur, and more…

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Daughters are special: Amitabh

Mumbai– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday penned a heartfelt post for his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda as her debut novel “Paradise Towers” has become one of the best-selling fiction books.

Praising Shweta for the achievement, Big B took to social media and wrote: “Nothing brings greater pride to a father than this achievement of a daughter. Daughters are special. From this little ‘ghunghat (veil)’ to the ‘best seller’.”

Along with the post, the proud father also shared a childhood photograph of Shweta, who can be seen carrying a red colour veil on her head.

Shweta’s book was launched on Amitabh’s 76th birthday last year. It is a heart-warming slice-of-life novel set in an apartment building in Mumbai.

Apart from being the author of the novel, she also stepped into the world of fashion by launching her fashion label MxS with designer Monisha Jaising.

Patralekhaa helps raise funds for cancer patients

Mumbai– “CityLights” actress Patralekhaa is lending her support to an NGO to raise funds for cancer patients, and feels it is important to spread awareness about the disease.

Patralekhaa (Photo: Wikipedia)

“Besides doing our bit for the cancer patients, I honestly feel we should also address the cause as a serious issue,” Patralekhaa said in a statement.

“Most of the stories that we get to hear or read are incredibly heart-wrenching. I feel active participation will really work wonders,” she added.

The actress lent her support by planning a visit to a Bandra-based NGO on Monday to meet and interact with cancer patients in an attempt to raise funds for them.

According to a source, Patralekhaa “intends to work closely with cancer patients and strive to spread awareness about the health risks, urging people to take care of their health and avoid things that increase the risk of cancer”.

Harshita doesn’t mind her show being compared to KJo’s film

Mumbai– Actress Harshita Gaur feels good that “PuncchBeat” is being compared to filmmaker Karan Johar’s “Student of the Year”, but says her upcoming show is not similar to the 2012 movie.

Harshita Gaur (Photo: Twitter)

Some have compared the promo of the show to “Student of the Year”, which revolved around high school students played by actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra. Harshita simply takes it as a compliment.

“The film is so good and it is good to be compared to it but it is not similar to the movie. It is peripheral to the film,” Harshita said in a statement.

She feels that any story of a project with a similar storyline of a big hit film will be compared.

“That’s because it had left its mark,” she said.

Talking about her character, she shared:”My character in the show is someone who does things from the heart, who is helpful and is transparent.”

The show’s producer Vikas Gupta is “a good friend” of the actress.

“He is a very helpful person and I respect him for that. He is dedicated to his work and always works round the clock producing such good shows,” she said.

Ranveer Singh enlivens LFW with rap, rappers

Mumbai– A rare razzmatazz — that’s what Bollywood star Ranveer Singh brought to the closing day of a fashion extravaganza here by amalgamating his reel avatar as a rapper from his forthcoming film “Gully Boy” with his real exuberant self.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer brought the house down at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 here on Sunday as he rapped live while walking the ramp with his “Gully Boys” gang to showcase a unique fashion line, GullyGen.

He, along with rapper Naezy and other artistes, sang “Asli hip hop” and “Apna time aayega” from the yet to release film.

It was as much a unique experience for Ranveer as for the audience at the fashion gala.

Ranveer said: “Our film is closely connected to the music and the music was the heart of our show. There were unique performances, a live music show… The entire gang has authentic rappers and they contributed to the film, dialogues and music of the film.

“It was a unique show and a unique experience for me.”

Fashion label LoveGen collaborated with “Gully Boy” to create the menswear line ‘GullyGen’. Ranveer sported a jumpsuit, sweatshirt and cap as he walked — or rather pranced around — the ramp.

Kareena sports bold, glamorous avatar for LFW finale

Mumbai– Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan on Sunday brought the curtains down on the five-day Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort, with a neat, bold avatar in an all-black ensemble by Shantanu and Nikhil.

She looked glamorous in an off shoulder, fitted dress as she sashayed down the stairs, with the iconic central facade of Sophia College, which has been featured in several films, as the backdrop for the Lakme Absolute Ultimate Finale.

“I could feel the energy on the stage when I was on the ramp. I still get nervous even though it has been a decade. Still the fear of ‘Oh my God, will I look okay? And how is it going to be’ is there. But today, I think it was just a powerful feeling,” Kareena said after the show.

The designers, who marked their first time at the LFW grand finale, showcased their line Recruit SS’19, aiming to highlight the evolution that has led to the emancipation of the millennial Indian woman.

A brief video before the show highlighted achievements of women like Kareena, Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, Alia Bhatt and Dia Mirza among several others.

“The concept of the show by Shantanu and Nikhil was just so noble and brilliant. I am absolutely honoured to walk for them,” said Kareena.

Aditya Roy Kapur and Arjun Kapoor walk the ramp for Kunal Rawal

Mumbai– Actor Aditya Roy Kapur walked the ramp to showcase the creations of fashion designer Kunal Rawal at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

Aditya Roy Kapur

‘Kalank’ actor Aditya Roy Kapur turned showstopper and sashayed on the runway with swag for the Boat collection. The audiences were in for surprise when actor Arjun Kapoor also walked for the same designer.

Aditya Roy Kapur was dressed in tunics and inner shirt with half jacket, which was overlapped with a full-length coat. He even sported an uplifted collar scarf.A The actor looked dapper asA he made his way on the ramp.

Arjun Kapoor was dressed in black tunics, inner half breast striped jacket, and full-length black jacket. The actor was also sporting a hat and a well-trimmed mustache, which he is growing for his role in forthcoming drama Panipat.

I look up to Shahid Kapoor: Ayush Mehra

Mumbai– Actor Ayush Mehra is glad that he got a chance to work with Shahid Kapoor’s mother Neliima Azeem in web series “Mom & Co.”. He says he takes a lot of inspiration from Shahid.

“Both Shahid and Ishaan Khatter are fabulous actors. I look up to Shahid and take a lot of inspiration from his performances in films. As far as playing the role of Neliimaji’s son in the series goes, she doesn’t make me feel anything less. She is very kind and humble,” Ayush said in a statement.

“In fact while shooting, she is usually seen taking care of the people she is with. She was so sweet and warm on the set. I really hope both of them (Shahid and Ishaan) watch this series and feel good about the fact that I am playing her son in the series,” he remarked.

Neliima, who cut one ‘e’ and added one ‘i’ to her name Neelima, will be seen essaying the role of Suhasini Rao, a single mother and a homemaker. It highlights mother-son relationship.(IANS)

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