Bollywood Roundup: Shah Rukh Khan, Rakul Preet, Arjun Kapoor, and more…

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SRK shows AbRam difference between boating, voting

Mumbai– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took his young son AbRam to a polling booth on Monday while casting his vote as the little one was confused between “boating” and “voting”.

Shah Rukh Khan

The film star tweeted, “Little one was a bit confused between ‘boating’ and ‘voting’, so took him along to experience the difference.”

Shah Rukh was present along with his wife Gauri Khan to cast his vote in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections here in Mumbai.

Many Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Varun Dhawan, Rekha, Kiran Rao, Shankar Mahadevan, Paresh Rawal, Ravi Kishan, Dia Mirza, Sonu Sood, Pooja Bhatt, Divya Dutta, Sonali Bendre Behl – among many others.

It was also a baby’s day out for some of the star children like Taimur Ali Khan who came with mother Kareena, Yug Devgn who came with his parents Ajay and Kajol Devgn.

Rakul Preet cycled her way to fitness in London

Mumbai– Actress Rakul Preet is a fitness freak, and says she decided to cycle around Hyde Park in London while shooting for “De De Pyaar De” to catch up on her exercise routine.

Rakul Preet Singh (Photo: Twitter)

She was shooting the song “Tu mila to haina” in Hyde Park in London.

“When I got to know that we will be shooting for the song in Hyde Park, I instantly made up my mind that I would cycle to the shooting base,” Rakul said in a statement.

“It was a perfect chance to catch up on my exercise routine. I travelled to and fro on cycle and must have easily cycled for 5-6 km in a day while we were shooting there,” she added.

“Tu mila to haina”, an upbeat romantic number, has been hailed by the audience for its refreshingly light music, beautiful visuals and Ajay Devgn-Rakul’s chemistry.

“De De Pyaar De” is helmed by Akiv Ali and also stars Tabu. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg. It is slated to release on May 17.

Be a part of the change, urges Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Arjun Kapoor on Monday urged everyone to cast their vote to bring about the changes they want to see.

Arjun cast his vote for the Lok Sabha elections here.

Arjun Kapoor

He said: “Everyone who is sitting at home, checking Internet and Twitter, thinking that there should be change in India…every citizen should participate in voting so that they can be a part of the change.

“Like the saying goes, ‘The leaders you get is what you deserve’. Make sure you make your vote count. Every vote matters. This year’s elections are really important to make sure we have a better future than what we had for the last so many years.

“India is counted as the biggest democracy in the world. We must vote.”

Asked about the issues that need focus, Arjun said: “If we start talking about this, it might take the whole day. We should think about voting.”

Arjun was among a slew of celebrities who came out and cast their vote, urging others to follow suit.

On the work front, Arjun is busy with projects like “Panipat”, “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar” and “India’s Most Wanted”.

My vote is my voice: Rithvik Dhanjani

Mumbai– Actor Rithvik Dhanjani says voting is very important as it gives everyone “the power to decide India’s future”.

“Voting is important. My vote is my voice. It has the power to change the scenario that there is,” Rithvik said in a statement.

Rithvik stressed on the importance of voting as part of the #PowerOf18 online video series, an initiative by Twitter India.

As part of the initiative, Twitter collaborates with Indian personalities to encourage the youth of India to vote in the upcoming general elections.

The actor added: “Most of the time people do think that it’s just one vote, how does that count? Growing up, we had this saying that each drop fills an ocean. So if you take out even one drop of water, the ocean will lose a drop. And you’ll learn the value of that one drop when you don’t have any water to drink.

“So similarly, it’s very important for us to understand that one vote counts a lot. The power to decide India’s future lies in your hands.”

Past participants of the #PowerOf18 video series include singer Jassie Gill, actor Rajkummar Rao, boxer Nikhat Zareen and writer-poet Mahima Kukreja. The campaign is aimed at encouraging more youth in India to participate in civic engagement and understand the significance of their right to vote.

The campaign launch is marked by an emoji activated by the hashtag #PowerOf18 available now until June 2019.

Jim Sarbh, Sobhita, Sumeet get together for TV show

Mumbai– Actors Jim Sarbh, Sobhita Dhulipala and Sumeet Vyas will be appearing on a chat show together, and they have urged the viewers to brace up for an intense and fun ride.

They will be seen together in an episode of “BFFs with Vogue – Season 3”, which airs on Colors Infinity.

“I’m certain it’s going to be a very very interesting chat session with Neha along with the boy-gang! Looking forward to the LOL moments,” Sobhita said in a statement.

To this, Sumeet added: “I am really looking forward to being on the show. I am a little nervous because I watched a few episodes and the games that are played are a little intense. But I’m prepared, so bring it on.”

The chat show is hosted by actress Neha Dhupia. Other guests to appear on the show include names like Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jhanvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Ishaan Khattar.

It’s a challenge to play Marathi character: Kriti

New Delhi– Actress Kriti Sanon, who is prepping for her upcoming period drama “Panipat”, says being a North Indian, it is a challenge for her to play a Marathi character in the film.

Kriti Sanon

Talking about working on a period drama for the first time, Kriti told IANS: “It’s a completely new world for me. Being a North Indian, it’s a challenge to play a Marathi character but Ashu Sir (filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker) made it easy and very enjoyable.”

“Panipat” will tell the story as what led to the third Battle of Panipat.

The 28-year-old actress will be seen playing the character of Parvati Bai, the second wife of Sadashivrao Bhau who was the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army in the third battle of Panipat.

Kriti added: “He has also shaped up and layered the character of Parvati Bai very well and made her quite strong and independent even though she belongs to a different period.”

Priyanka, Parineeti’s party at Isha Ambani’s home

Mumbai– Actresses Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Parineeti Chopra had “the best night ever” during an all-girls night at their friend Isha Ambanis home.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

The former Miss World visited Isha’s new house along with her cousin sister and actress Parineeti Chopra, and shared a photograph as they tried their hands at home-made ice cream.

“Making home made ice cream! Thank you to the hostess with the mostest. Isha, love you! Your home is amazing! I wish you love and laughter always. Here’s to many more girls nights. Alia Bhatt, you missed the madness by minutes! Love all you ladies,” she captioned the image.

Parineeti responded to the image saying: “Best night ever!”

Priyanka is in India for the wedding festivities of her brother Siddharth Chopra, who got engaged to Ishita Kumar earlier this year.

Aditi Rao Hydari, Sudheer Babu reunite for ‘V’

Chennai– Actors Aditi Rao Hydari and Sudheer Babu, who had previously worked together in the Telugu romantic drama “Sammohanam”, have reunited for action thriller “V”, which was announced on Monday.

Aditi Rao Hydari (Photo: IMDb)

To be directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti, the film also stars Nani and Nivetha Thomas.

Announcing the project on his Twitter page, Indraganti wrote: “‘V’ starts today. ‘V’ will entertain you. ‘V’ will move you. ‘V’ will exhilarate you. ‘V’ promise you.”

Nani is said to be playing a negative role in the film, to be bankrolled by Dil Raju.

Nani tweeted: “He introduced me as a hero in my first film. Today he is all set to introduce me again in my 25th film. But this time it’s different. Your friendly neighbourhood badass joins the party.”

Nivetha Thomas plays the second leading lady. It is her second outing with the filmmaker after Nani starrer “Gentleman”.

A thrilled Sudheer took to Twitter and wrote: “V are coming back and this time with an action thriller. Reunion with my favourite Mohan Krishna Indraganti sir and Aditi Rao Hydari. My first with Dil Raju and talented Nivetha Thomas. Expect the unexpected.” (IANS)

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