Bollywood Roundup: Diljit Dosanjh, Kangana Ranaut, Ayushmann Khurrana, and more…

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Kareena is special to me, Saif has swag: Diljit

New Delhi– Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh is bowled over by the B-Town couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. While Saif has got the swag, his wife and actress Kareena will always be special to Diljit.

Kareena Kapoor

Earlier this month, the “Do you know” hitmaker used social media for his “new song alert”. Going by the song’s title, “Kylie + Kareena”, it seems like it is inspired by his virtual crush — reality TV star Kylie Jenner and Kareena.

A while ago, he had also posted a photograph of Kareena with Saif and their son “superstar” Taimur. Asked about his love for the couple, Diljit told IANS here: “I can’t hold back my feelings. What I feel inside, shows on my face. The other day, I was at an airport. I saw a picture of Saif and Kareena. They looked very cool. There is just one person in Bollywood whose dressing sense I really like and that’s Saif Ali Khan. He has swag.

“Kareena, on the other hand, is special to me because my first Bollywood film (‘Udta Punjab’) was with her. So, when I saw that pic, I thought that they looked really cool. And they were accompanied by the superstar – Taimur.”

The upcoming film “Good News” will bring back Kareena and Diljit together on the big screen.

Without revealing much, he said: “I just know that the film will be releasing in September.”

The release of his other Hindi film, “Arjun Patiala”, has been pushed to July 19.

“I am not the producer. Producers thought that July 19 was a better date. What can I do? I am just an artiste. I have worked in the film and not made it,” said the “Jatt & Juliet” actor, whose wax figure at Madame Tussauds here was unveiled recently.

He created history by being the first turbaned Sikh to get a wax figure in Madame Tussauds Delhi.

Kangana Ranaut set to direct an action drama

Mumbai– Actress Kangana Ranaut, who stepped into the shoes of a director with her most recent film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, is all set to continue her directorial stint with an action film.

“I’m on the verge of announcing my next directorial venture. It’s an action film, an epic drama. It has taken a lot of my time. Currently, we are putting everything in order, but we have locked the script. We will be doing a photoshoot, soon after, which we plan to release the poster, too,” Kangana said in a statement.

The film is likely to be mounted on a large scale.

On the acting front, Kangana will next be seen in a sports-based film “Panga”, as well as in a biopic based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and yesteryear actress J. Jayalalithaa.

She feels it is a great time to be in the industry as “there are a lot of great stories to be told and actresses today are bringing a lot of business”.

“I’m happy with the way ‘Manikarnika’ worked for me – as an actor and also as a director. Now is the right time to start work on my second directorial project,” Kangana added.

Ayushmann proud of ‘AndhaDhun’ success in China

Mumbai– Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is ecstatic about the golden run of his film “AndhaDhun” in China. He says it proves how cinema goes beyond language and borders.

Ayushmann Khurrana

“Cinema has always had universal appeal and it has cut across languages and borders. It’s overwhelming to see Andhadhun among such great cinema that has made our country proud,” Ayushmann said in a statement.

Sriram Raghavan’s “AndhaDhun”, featuring Ayushmann as a blind man, was widely appreciated in India. Now it is making waves in China, where films of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have done well. It released as the “Piano Player” in China last week.

The film is said to have raced past the Rs 100 crore mark in China.

“For me, personally, ‘AndhaDhun’ doing Rs 100 crore in China is an incredible moment of pride. I’m delighted that as an artiste, I have contributed to Indian cinema making it’s mark globally,” Ayushmann said.

He credited the film’s director for the success and acclaim for the movie.

“It is a humbling moment for me and the entire team of ‘AndhaDhun’ that after becoming a blockbuster in India, the film is also a blockbuster in China. Sriram Raghavan is a visionary director and I’m thrilled to see the love his film has been getting. He deserves all the success and more,” he said.

Amitabh Bachchan upset ‘Badla’ has been neglected

Mumbai– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is upset that not enough has been said on the “silent success” of his latest film “Badla”, directed by Sujoy Ghosh and produced by Shah Rukh Khan.

Amitabh Bachchan, winner of The GQ Legend Award with Jaya Bachchan at GQ Men of the Year Awards 2016

“About time someone started talking about this silent success! Because neither the producer, nor the distributor, nor the line producer, or any else in the industry, in general, has even spent a nano second to compliment the success of this film ‘Badla’. Thank you,” Big B tweeted on Wednesday.

Shah Rukh, known for his quick wit, responded: “Sir hum toh wait kar rahein hain ki aap party kab de rahein hain hum sabko (Sir, we are waiting for you to throw a party for all of us! We are waiting outside Jalsa every night!”

Big B then wrote to SRK questioning him in a lighter vein that while he worked in the film and promoted it selflessly, how come he was being asked to even throw a party.

“Oye, film mein kaam humne kiya, produce aapne kiya, promotions mein niswarth yogdaan humne diya, ab party bhi hum dein? Outside Jalsa every night koi nahin aata!”

Karan excited to explore foot fetish in web show

Mumbai– Actor Karan Wahi says he is excited to explore the subject around foot fetish with a web show.

In an episode of VOOT’s new original “Fuh se Fantasy”, Karan will be seen tackling the subject. It is a story of a guy who is smitten by feet.

“Not every day do you get an opportunity to do something like this, out of box, fresh and new! ‘Fuh se Fantasy’ is like a jackpot and I am excited for the episode, ‘Foot Fetish’. It defines love and fantasy in an entire new format and the narrative is smooth and free-flowing,” Karan said in a statement.

“It’s snack-able, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable. I am thrilled to portray this character,” he said.

Karan is known for featuring in TV shows like “Remix” and “Dill Mill Gayye”.

Saqib Saleem believes in working on himself

New Delhi– Actor Saqib Saleem says he believes in working on himself and growing “personally or professionally”.

Saqib Saleem (Photo: Twitter)

Asked what are his major learnings in life, Saqib told IANS: “Just to keep working on yourself whether it’s personally or professionally. Be patient and always keep persevering.”

Earlier this week, Saqib turned a year older. He spent his day working on his upcoming Hindi film “’83”, which will bring alive on the big screen the story of India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup victory.

“It was a working birthday for me. I love working, so no complaints. I wouldn’t have had it any other way,” added the 31-year-old.

From Ranveer Singh playing the iconic Kapil Dev, to Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Saqib as Mohinder Amarnath, Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil — “’83” has a huge ensemble cast. The versatile Pankaj Tripathi will be seen essaying team manager Man Singh.

“’83”, presented by Reliance Entertainment, also stars popular Punjabi actor Ammy Virk and YouTube sensation Sahil Khattar. The shooting will begin with a 100-day schedule from May 15 in London. (IANS)

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