Parineeti binging on Saina Nehwal’s badminton videos
Mumbai– Actress Parineeti Chopra has been devoting two hours daily to watch match footage and public appearance videos of Saina Nehwal to get into the mind of the ace badminton player.
The “Ishaqzaade” actress has been prepping intensely for the character to ensure she is able to get Nehwal’s mannerisms and body language as well as how she conducts herself on and off the court, on point.
“I am a visual learner,” Parineeti said of her preparation, in a statement.
“The most important advice that I got from my entire training team, Amole Gupte sir and everybody was that I must watch Saina’s matches. I haven’t watched that many badminton matches and I really want to play exactly the way she plays.
“So, watching her matches how she drops her foot, how she uses her hand, how she uses her racket, her aggression on the court that is something that I really want to imbibe as a part of my personality. So, I have to watch all her matches and videos,” she added.
Produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Divya Khosla Kumar, the biopic is set to release next year.
My loved ones shouldn’t suffer: Varun Dhawan
Mumbai– Just days after reports emerged that a fanatic fan of Varun Dhawan threatened his ladylove Natasha Dalal, the actor said his near and dear ones should not be paying a price due to his celebrity status.
There has been a buzz that a female fan waited for hours to meet Varun outside his residence. Since the actor was busy, he did not step out, and that made the fan so angry that she started misbehaving and uttered: “I will kill Natasha”. According to reports, when the girl refused to leave, security officials informed the local police station.
Asked about the incident, Varun told IANS here: “The police has got involved in the matter, so I will refrain from speaking on the incident. Keeping that aside, I am generally saying that it is a wrong thing. My loved ones should not have to pay any price because of my celebrity status.
“It is wrong. I am a very approachable guy when it comes to fans. I always take out time for them. I love my fans as much as they love me. But any bitter incident is not expected.”
The actor will soon be seen in the much-awaited multi-starrer “Kalank”, which also features Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kemmu, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sanjay Dutt. It is releasing on April 17.
Akshay shoots song for brother-in-law’s ‘Blank’
Mumbai– Actor Akshay Kumar has shot for a special song for his brother-in-law Karan Kapadias “Blank”, and says it is his way of wishing him good luck.
Karan, the cousin of Akshay’s wife Twinkle, will be making his Bollywood debut with “Blank”, which has been helmed by Behzad Khambata. Akshay shot for the song on Monday at a studio here.
The groovy number is picturised on Akshay and Karan. It is composed by Arko and sung by B Praak, who recently gave his voice for the song “Teri mitti” in “Kesari”. The dance number is choreographed by Ranju Varghese, read a statement.
“The boy has genuine acting skills and I saw a spark in the boy for a short film that he again did all by himself that was recognised by Cannes,” Akshay said.
“And with ‘Blank’, this boy has gone multi-fold in terms of acting and performance. Karan has chosen an unconventional route for his debut and I am proud of him. Doing this song for him is my way of wishing him all the best,” he added.
The story line of the action thriller revolves around the life of a suicide bomber essayed by Karan.
The film is presented by Carnival Motion Pictures and EaseMyTrip.com, and backed by Echelon Production, Shrikant Bhasi, Nishant Pitti, Tony D’souza, Vishal Rana and &Pictures. It also stars Sunny Deol, and is set to release on May 3.
Vidya ‘trying to do’ web series on Indira Gandhi
Mumbai– Actress Vidya Balan has said she is trying to do a web series based on the life of India’s first and only woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Vidya was interacting with the media at the announcement of nominations for the first edition of the Critics Choice Film Awards, initiated by the Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group, here on Tuesday.
The web series will reportedly be produced by her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur.
“I am trying to do a web series which will be based on the life of Indira Gandhiji. As of now, we are trying to do it, but let’s see how it takes shape,” Vidya said.
“I feel doing a web series involves a lot of work. While doing a web series, a lot of people associate themselves with it as compared to making a film. So, it takes a lot of time. But when I will do it, I will make sure that it turns out really well,” she added.
My equation with Salman won’t change: Sonakshi Sinha
Mumbai– Actress Sonakshi Sinha says her equation with superstar Salman Khan, with whom she starred in her debut film “Dabangg”, will never change no matter where she goes in her career.
Sonakshi, who is currently gearing up for her upcoming release “Kalank”, has started shooting for Salman-starrer “Dabangg 3”.
“I joined the team of ‘Dabangg 3’ and shot for a couple of days in Maheshwar. Now I have come back (to Mumbai) as ‘Kalank’ is releasing and I am promoting the film. I will go back to shooting again.
“Every time I enter the set of ‘Dabangg’, it is a special feeling. I started my journey 10 years ago with that film. It was my debut film opposite Salman Khan. My equation will never change with him no matter how many films I sign and what I achieve as an actress. He helped me to find my calling, I did not even know that I can act and I am an actress now,” Sonakshi told IANS here.
She said it is heartening to work on the project as the Director of Photography, producer and most of the crew members are the same.
“Only the story has evolved. One of the reasons I am excited about the film is also that I will be working with Prabhudheva again,” she added.
The “Dabangg” franchise started in 2010. The second film of the franchise released in 2012 and the third installment of the film “Dabangg 3” is slated to release in December this year.
It is a story of a young man who becomes a police officer, played by Salman. Sonakshi plays his wife Rajjo.
Swara campaigns for Kanhaiya Kumar on her birthday
Mumbai– On her birthday on Tuesday, actress Swara Bhasker flew to Patna to lend support to CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar by campaigning for him in Begusarai.
Swara wanted to be by Kanhaiya’s side when he files his nomination papers for the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat.
“It is a rather unusual way of spending one’s birthday. But Kanhaiya is a friend and I think he is fighting an important battle on behalf of us all. If he wins, it will be a victory for Indian democracy,” Swara said in a statement.
“I’ve never been part of a political campaign before so I literally have no idea what to expect,” added the actress, who has been vocal about her socio-political stance.
Swara said she feels “aligned to Kanhaiya’s views as a rational and patriotic citizen of the country”.
“Kanhaiya raises issues that concern all Indians — issues like the threat to the Constitutional values and to the Constitution of India, unemployment, the rise of mob violence, the need for social justice and the need to focus on issues that will better the lives of all Indians. I think as responsible and patriotic Indians we should all feel aligned to this ideology/or thought process.”
Talking about her birthday memories, she said: “My most memorable birthday was in 2012 on the sets of ‘Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai’. The producers made sure that I had a very special day.. I think I cut some eight cakes that day and we had a rocking party that night.”
On the professional front, the actress says she is busy with projects for her production venture Kahaaniwaaley.
“I’m also finishing writing a script which I hope will go on the floors this year. So that’s a target of acting in two films this year,” she added. (IANS)