Bollywood Roundup: Shibani Dandekar, Ranveer Singh, Shilpa Shetty, and more…

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Shibani Dandekar (Photo: Twitter)

Farhan Akhtar is best dressed celebrity: Shibani

Mumbai– Actress-host Shibani Dandekar feels her boyfriend and actor Farhan Akhtar is the best dressed celebrity in the Hindi film industry.

Farhan Akhtar

Asked who is the best dressed celebrity in the film industry, she said: “I feel Farhan Akhtar is the best dressed celebrity from the industry.”

Opening up about her fashion preferences, Shibani said: “I think when it comes to choosing something that you have to wear, it’s always about what works for you. So, in every collection even when Payal Singhal puts out something and she is one of my favourite designers, I have to find what works for me, what will look good on me and in what I will feel comfortable and that’s the way I choose fashion options.”

Ranveer Singh launches independent music label

Mumbai– Actor Ranveer Singh, who earned plaudits for his rapping skills with “Gully Boy”, has come out with his independent music record label — IncInk.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer has teamed up with filmmaker Navzar Eranee to launch the label.

“We are first starting with launching some really raw, immensely talented, new rap and hip-hop artists who we believe will be the next superstars of the scene. Rap and hip-hop are the biggest thing happening in Indian music today,” Ranveer said in a statement.

“We at IncInk want to bring out the real poets of our generation. IncInk literally means writing your own story and I’m inspired and thrilled to be starting this passion project that aims to affect social change. I hope that we can present some of the strongest, boldest voices of Indian youth to the world,” said the actor, who has become a global entrepreneur with his music venture.

Shilpa Shetty shares mantra for successful marriage

Mumbai– Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has opened up about her equation with her husband Raj Kundra and the secret behind their successful marriage.

Shilpa Shetty

This weekend, the show “Super Dancer Chapter 3” will have a ‘Shaadi Special’ episode.

While shooting for it, the show’s judge Geeta Kapur asked co-judge Shilpa the secret behind her successful married life, read a statement from Sony Entertainment Television.

Shilpa replied: “It’s important to have the relationship of friendship in any relationship. I think Raj and I never feel that we are tied to this relationship of marriage.

“Even now we go on dates on Friday nights, we call each other girlfriend and boyfriend. So, we don’t want to feel that burden that we are together just because we are in a marriage,” she added.

She thinks most marriages fall apart because “they think they have some pressure so touchwood, that’s not there between us”.

Helping each other as a couple is important for her.

“Trust is also a bedrock of any relationship. It’s our 10th year now… It’s important to grow in any relationship, be it between friends, siblings or partners, otherwise you outgrow the relationship.

Big B praises Ranveer for flaunting retro fashion

Mumbai– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised actor Ranveer Singh for carrying retro fashion with great panache and called him a superstar.

Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkaar 3

The 76-year-old thespian on Friday re-tweeted a photograph of himself wearing sunglasses from the 70s era.

“Never ever get rid of your old sun glares (I did). All of them repeat in time. This picture was in the 1970s and I see many similar glares in fashion now. Particularly on my dear friend and superstar Ranveer Singh!” Amitabh tweeted.

On the work front, Amitabh will next be seen in fantasy trilogy “Brahmastra” directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. It also features Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.

Ranveer, who is riding high on the success of his latest film “Gully Boy”, will be seen in Karan Johar’s “Takht”.

Anupam happy for ‘Mrs Wilson’ Bafta nomination

New York– Actor Anupam Kher is happy and proud to be part of British show “Mrs Wilson”, which has got multiple nominations for the upcoming Bafta TV awards 2019.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

The Bafta TV awards nominations were announced on Thursday. The winners will be announced on May 12.

“Very happy and proud to be part of ‘Mrs Wilson’ that has been nominated by Bafta for Best Mini-series, Best Actor (essayed by Ruth Wilson), Best Supporting Actress (essayed by Keeley Hawes) and Best Make-up. Congratulations to the entire team and to director Dickie Laxton,” Anupam Kher tweeted.

Based on a real-life story, the three-part BBC drama introduces one to Alison Wilson (played by her granddaughter Ruth Wilson) and her husband Alexander Wilson (Iain Glen), a novelist and a spy who she met while working at MI6 during the war.

On the film front, Anupam Kher is busy promoting “Hotel Mumbai”, a thriller film directed by Anthony Maras.

Janhvi Kapoor joins Rajkummar, Varun Sharma-starrer

Mumbai– Actress Janhvi Kapoor has joined the cast of producer Dinesh Vijan’s film, “Rooh-Afza”, which also stars Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma.

Actress Janhvi Kapoor. (Photo: IANS)

“For ‘Rooh-Afza’, we needed actors who could jump into their roles with unabashed conviction. Rajkummar and Varun are phenomenal actors, comedy is a space they excel in and own,” Vijan said in a statement.

The daughter of late actress Sridevi will play two characters — Roohi and Afsana — in the upcoming film.

“For the female lead, we needed someone who could portray two contrasting personalities with ease, and Janhvi stood out. She really connected with the script. Her talent is still raw, but she is excited about being moulded. The script is young, refreshing and totally crazy, and she is exactly that,” Vijan said about the actress, who made her debut last year.

Produced by Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, the film will be directed by debutant Hardik Mehta. (IANS)

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