Bollywood Roundup: Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Radhika Madan, and more…

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Shahid poses with his wax statue in Singapore

Singapore– Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor struck a pose with his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum here.

Shahid on Thursday tweeted a photograph of himself along with his wax statue and captioned it: “Twinning.”

He also shared some images on his Instagram stories. In a photograph, the “Udta Punjab” actor was seen fixing the hair of his life like statue.

The 38-year-old actor, who was accompanied with his wife Mira Rajput, also did a live video from the launch.

Talking about being a part of the wax museum, Shahid was heard saying: “It’s a bit surreal and wonderful to be here and when you walk in to this area and see so many people in real life and then you see their statues, which is a life like, it feels a bit weird… My wife found it weird when she had a little bit of a sneak peak of my statue and I think she is getting over it.”

Discussing about their children Misha and Zain’s reaction to his statue, Mira said: “Misha would be quite confused… But it would be quite a site to see how she feels with the two of them here. But I think she know who her dad is.”

On the Bollywood front, Shahid currently awaits the release of his next film “Kabir Singh”, a remake of the popular Telugu hit film “Arjun Reddy” that originally starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey. It also stars Kiara Advani.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde, it is set to release on June 21. The remake is written and directed by Sandeep Vanga.

Varun has shown a great career graph: Anupam

Mumbai– Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Thursday praised his “Judwaa 2” co-star Varun Dhawan, saying he has grown into a “big hardworking star”.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

Varun recently paid a visit to Anupam at his acting school here. Sharing a glimpse of the meeting, Anupam took to Instagram and wrote a post for him along with a video.

“I have seen my friend David Dhawan’s son Varun since he was a small child. So to see him grow into this big hardworking star/actor is such a wonderful feeling.

“He has shown a great graph from his first film to now. It was gracious of him to drop in at our school. In fact, his own school,” Anupam wrote.

In the video, Varun, an Actor Prepares alumnus, is also seen praising Anupam. He called him his “family member”.

“I have not seen him for sometime but he came and had breakfast with me when I needed the inspiration… more than anything, I needed a family and a family member and he was there. Thank you so much,” said Varun, who has also worked with Anupam in “Main Tera Hero”.

Radhika, Mohit, Diana, Sunny in ‘love story’

Mumbai– Actors Sunny Kaushal, Radhika Madan, Mohit Raina and Diana Penty have bagged a love story titled “Shiddat- Journey Beyond Love”.

Radhika Madan (Photo: IMDb.com)

While Radhika is paired opposite Sunny, Mohit will be seen with Diana in the film produced by Dinesh Vijan, who has delivered three hits “Hindi Medium”, “Stree” and “Luka Chuppi”.

Directed by Kunal Deshmukh, the film will go on floors in September and will be shot across Punjab, Paris and London.

According to a source, the story has been written by Sridhar Raghavan and Dheeraj Rattan.

Dinesh said in a statement: “I got married recently, so I’m feeling it, but on a serious note in our day and age where love is taken so lightly, it’s difficult to imagine the lengths people would go to for it.

“‘Shiddat’ is a not only a story about love but the distance one travels for it. The passion that overcomes… Maybe all senses or logic to do things that you wouldn’t usually imagine, the belief in something with all your heart and the drive to achieve it- that’s ‘Shiddat’.”

Hina Khan makes sparkling debut at Cannes

Cannes– Popular television actress Hina Khan made a stunning debut at the red carpet of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival as she chose a sparkling gown by Lebanese designer, Ziad Nakad.

Hina Khan (Photo: Wikipedia)

Hina, known for her roles in shows like “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” and “Kasautii Zindagii Kay”, wore the glittery grey gown with a moderate trail and a plunging neckline.

She completed the look with her hair tied back, minimal make-up and nude pink lips.

The 31-year-old actress took to her Instagram account to express her excitement. She posted a black and white photograph of herself posing for the shutterbugs.

Calling it God’s sign, Hina captioned the image: “Cannes 2019. The picture is just not ‘a’ picture. God’s sign. Shining star.”

She will also be a speaker at India Pavilion of the 72nd edition of the festival, which will run until May 25.

The talk will be followed by the first look launch event of her film “Lines”, which is set in the backdrop of the Kargil War.

Why Aditi Rao Hydari doesn’t Google herself anymore

Mumbai– Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says she stopped doing a Google search for herself anymore after she stumbled across some indecent images of her on the web.

Aditi Rao Hydari (Photo: IMDb)

Aditi expressed this in an episode of Voot’s “Feet Up with the Stars Season 2”, read a statement.

While narrating her experience of shooting for “Yeh Saali Zindagi”, Aditi said she was taken aback when she found her backless pictures on the Internet.

“Once I googled myself and came across some not so pleasant images with bareback from my first movie. After that, I consciously decided to never Google myself again,” she said.

Having made her debut in 2009 with the film “Yeh Saali Zindagi”, Aditi has appeared in movies like “Bhoomi”, “Rockstar”, “Murder 3”, “Delhi-6” and “Daas Dev”.

Aditi also revealed her ‘to be guest list’ if she were to host a party at her place.

“I would invite Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar,” she said.

Ali Fazal excited to reunite with Shriya Pilgaonkar

Mumbai– After working together in “Mirzapur”, actors Ali Fazal and Shriya Pilgaonkar are working together in a Netflix film titled “House Arrest”. Ali says he shares a natural comfort working with Shriya.

Ali Fazal (Photo: Twitter)

“House Arrest” is helmed by Shashanka Ghosh, and also directed by Samit Basu. It was recently shot in Delhi

The film circles around Ali’s character and is a situational comedy of sorts.

On the project, Ali said in a statement: “‘House Arrest’ is a fantastic script. It’s witty, very fresh and for me, selfishly, the character is very arched and layered.

“So it was a fun time on sets to play this part. Even though it is a comedy, it is complex and I got to go on set everyday and do something new and fresh even though it was all one place.”

Working with Shriya added more fun to the project for Ali.

“Working the second time with her was a natural comfort that just came without trying. Also, Shashanka Ghosh is a genius along with Samit Basu who is the brains behind this venture. They both have such clarity on what they want and how they want it. While they are the leaders of the free world, they also allowed us actors to have a free hand to work with our creative liberties too.” (IANS)

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