Bollywood Roundup: Kangana Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Sunny Deol, and more…

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Kangana Ranaut to make a film on her life

Mumbai– Actress Kangana Ranaut is making a film on her life, and she says her story from rags to riches will make for a great cinematic experience.

Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika

“My story from rags to riches has extreme highs and deepest lows, it will make for a great cinematic experience,” Kangana said in a statement.

“I am very excited and look forward to sharing what seems unbelievable even for me… My story is more magical than magic itself,” added the actress, who is getting rave reviews for “”Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”.

According to a source close to the development, the film will be scripted by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, who also wrote “Manikarnika…”. The film will go on floors by the end of this year.

Coming from a village near Manali, Kangana entered tinsel town with no starry connection, and went ahead to make a place for herself in Bollywood. She proved her talent and versatility with films like “Gangster”, “Woh Lamhe”, “Life In A… Metro”, “Tanu Weds Manu” and “Fashion”.

Talking about her next project, the actress said: “It is not a propaganda film with characters who are starkly black and white, rather it is a sincere, heartfelt account of my journey so far with plenty of lighter moments.”

Anupam meets ‘fantastic actors’ Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell

Los Angeles– Veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher met Hollywood stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and described it as a “beautiful encounter”.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

Anupam on Thursday posted a photograph with Hawn and Rusell, whom the 63-year-old called “fantastic actors”.

“It was such a pleasure to meet the golden couple of Hollywood – Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Apart from being fantastic actors they are also delightfully wonderful people. Beautiful encounters, an Indian actor in US,” he captioned the image.

Russell, who is married to Hawn, have worked together in movies like “Overboard”, “Swing Shift” and “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band”.

Anupam is now gearing up for the second season of the medical drama series “New Amsterdam”.

Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the US, the series follows the brilliant and charming doctor Max Goodwin played by actor Ryan Eggold, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

It’s a moment of pride: Sunny Deol on son’s debut

Mumbai– As his elder son Karan Deol makes his debut in Bollywood with the film “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas”, actor Sunny Deol described it as a proud moment for him.

Sunny Deol (Photo: Facebook)

“For a father, it’s a moment of pride to look at their children achieve what they have always strived for! Presenting to you ‘Pal Pal…’ in cinemas on July 19,” Sunny tweeted.

Sunny also announced that the film is slated to release on July 19.

“Get ready for a story which will be forever etched in your heart… ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ in cinemas on 19th July.”

Sunny, who is also directing the movie, unveiled the official posters of the film and described it as a “story of romance filled with adventures”.

Apart from his son, he also introduced another new face Sahher Bambba. She will be seen playing Karan’s love interest in the movie.

The title of the film is taken from veteran actor Dharmendra’s famous song “Pal pal dil ke paas” from the movie “Blackmail”, which released in 1973.

Sridevi’s family holds puja before her 1st death anniversary

Chennai– Ahead of her first death anniversary on February 24, actress Sridevi’s family, including her husband Boney Kapoor, children Janhvi and Khushi and brother-in-law Anil Kapoor, held a puja for her here on Thursday.

Sridevi (Photo courtesy: Stars Unfolded)

“The puja happened in the morning at her Mylapore bungalow with only close friends and relatives,” said a source.

Actor Ajith Kumar and his wife, “English Vinglish” director Gauri Shinde, and filmmaker R. Balki were also among the attendees.

Sridevi, Bollywood’s first female superstar, died aged 54 on February 24, 2018, by accidentally drowning in a bath tub in a Dubai hotel, leaving the film industry, her family and legions of fans in a state of shock.

Karisma, Kareena attend Vikram Phadnis mother’s prayer meet

Mumbai– Several Bollywood personalities including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Athiya Shetty and Soha Ali Khan attended a prayer meet held for fashion designer-filmmaker Vikram Phadnis’ mother Ranjan Phadnis.

Kareena Kapoor (Photo courtesy: StyleCraze)

Other celebrities who attended the prayer meet for Ranjan, who died on Sunday, were Chunky Pandey, Mana Shetty, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Manjari Fadnis, Anil Thadani, Angad Bedi, Neha Dhupia.

Samir Soni, Neelam Kothari, Ileana D’Cruz, Riteish Deshmukh, Sharad Kelkar, Krisihka Lulla, Ramesh Taurani, Sangeeta Bijlani, Shweta Bachchan-Nanda, Abbas-Mustan and Padmini Kolhapure were also spotted at the venue.

Several Bollywood personalities had attended her funeral as well. Among those seen were Salman Khan’s brother and sister, Arbaaz and Alvira.

Shweta Tripathi Sharma’s ‘5 years of craziness’

Mumbai– Actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma, who tied the knot with actor-rapper Chaitnya Sharma in 2018, is celebrating her first Valentine’s Day after marriage. She says it’s been five years of craziness for the couple.

Reminiscing on how her husband asked her out, Shweta said in a statement: “I insisted that I be asked out on a roller coaster. And he actually took me on one and waited till we got down the ride. Obviously, it was a yes.”

“And it’s been five years of craziness since then. He gets me. And that’s the best part about our relationship. I’m more ‘me’ with him than I am even with myself,” added the actress, who is set to make her Tamil film debut with “Mehandi Circus”.

On Valentine’s Day, which falls on February 14 every year, the couple plans to work after which they would be eating out at their favourite restaurant here and cozy up at home and binge watch a new show together, said a source.

I don’t mind playing a fat girl: Khushboo Shroff

Mumbai– Actress Khushboo Shroff has no qualms about playing a “fat girl” on screen, but is against working on “mindless things like showing fat people in a funny and useless context”.

Talking about fat shaming and getting offers to play characters of a fat woman, Khushboo said in a statement: “I don’t mind playing a fat girl because your body… to a certain extent decides the type of roles you get. A fat girl cannot play the role of a thin girl so, I am completely fine with that.

“What is not acceptable to me is playing the regressive roles where you see a fat girl used as a commodity for jokes. I make a conscious effort to not to play a role where a fat girl is just seen eating a pack of chips and doing nothing else,” she added.

Being in the public eye, the “Bodyguard” actress feels that she might as well work on projects that “talk about real issues that have a positive impact on people and society rather than working on mindless things like showing fat people in a funny and useless context”.

Waah Zindagi’ reflects the reality of our society: Naveen Kasturia

New Delhi– Actor Naveen Kasturia says his upcoming social drama “Waah Zindagi” reflects the reality of the society.

Dinesh S. Yadav directorial “Waah Zindagi” is based on the concept of ‘Make in India’. It revolves around a man’s struggle to combat market occupancy by Chinese products to make Indians self-sufficient and improve their livelihood.

“Our film reflects what’s happening in our country. It talks about certain things which are necessary to inform people. Our local people, artisans, craftsmen are suffering a lot,” Naveen told IANS after the teaser launch of the film here on Thursday.

“I am glad that through our film we are promoting ‘Make in India’ initiative. I can’t say that the film will bring a change in society or improve the conditions of our local manufacturers in a single day, but I am sure it will leave an impact to some extent,” the actor added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Make in India’ initiative in 2014 with the aim to encourage companies to manufacture their products in the country.(IANS)

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