Bollywood Roundup: Ekta Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Katrina Kaif, and more…

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Ekta Kapoor (Photo: Twitter)

When Ekta Kapoor called the cops on Tusshar

Mumbai– Producer Ekta Kapoor says once during a family trip to Tirupati, she and her brother Tusshar Kapoor ended up fighting. It ultimately led to her calling the police.

Ekta Kapoor

Ekta and Tusshar shot for an episode of “The Kapil Sharma Show” where she opened up about her bond with the actor, read a statement.

Ekta shared: “Like every other sibling, me and Tusshar fight a lot. You will be surprised to know that once when we went on a family trip to Tirupati we both started fighting for some reason. During the fight, Tusshar punched my nose. Later, I dialled the cops.”

She mentioned that the two siblings never go in the same car while on a family trip because they end up fighting every time.

Tusshar added: “When we both used to go to school, we used to have very dangerous fights. We used to even tear each other’s collar buttons. In such cases, we had to rush back home to change our clothes and so we used to get late for school.”

“The Kapil Sharma Show” is aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

Kiara gets into hipster mode for ‘Guilty’

Mumbai– Actress Kiara Advani, who is currently taking the box office by storm with her recent release “Kabir Singh”, is gearing up for a film with filmmaker Karan Johar titled “Guilty” in which she is all “hipster and forceful”.

Kiara Advani (Photo: Twitter)

Karan, who had earlier worked with Kiara for a segment in the Netflix anthology film “Lust Stories”, took to his social media on Tuesday to announce his next project with the actress.

Sharing an image of Kiara on Instagram, KJo wrote: “I feel so proud of you @kiaraaliaadvani! A super journey from lust to intense love to now hipster and forceful! Here’s announcing @dharmaticent’s first feature for @netflix_in ‘GUILTY’!”

“Directed by @ruchinarain! Gratitude to NETFLIX for being a rockstar platform and always on fleek with the times! And to the rocking force who bears all my creative tantrums and silently rocks and rules the motions!

“@apoorva1972 and to the constantly ticking solid mind of @somenmishra who heads our fictional development at @dharmaticent! Our journey into the digital domain begins. May the force of good content always empower and bless us. And let’s end by saying @kiaraaliaadvani you go girl!”

Directed by Ruchi Narain, “Guilty” explores the different versions of truth that emerge when a small-town girl accuses the college heartthrob of rape. Seen through the eyes of his musician girlfriend, this story makes us question who is truly guilty in such circumstances. The film is scheduled to release later this year.

Kiara has an impressive line-up of films which includes – “Good News”, “Laxmmi Bomb”, “Shershaah” and “Indoo Ki Jawani”.

Katrina gives sneak peak into ‘Tip tip…’ remake

Mumbai– Actress Katrina Kaif gave fans a sneak peek into the making of the recreated version of the song “Tip tip barsa pani” from the upcoming film “Sooryavanshi”.

Katrina Kaif (Photo: Twitter)

Katrina on Tuesday posted a photograph of herself along with actor Akshay Kumar. In the image, the two are drenched and have their hair rolled up in towels.

She captioned it: “Singing in the rain.”

“Tip tip barsa pani”, an iconic Hindi song from the 1994 film “Mohra”, was picturised on Akshay and Raveena Tandon.

“Sooryavanshi” is the fourth film of Rohit Shetty’s cop drama universe in which Akshay is essaying the role of Veer Suryavanshi, a character that was introduced as an anti-terrorist squad officer in the Ranveer Singh-starrer 2018 film “Simmba”.

“Sooryavanshi”, which is scheduled to hit the screens on March 27, 2020, also stars Gulshan Grover.

I’m always driven by conviction: Anupam Kher

Mumbai– When Anupam Kher entered Bollywood as an actor in the 1980s, the industry was ruled by Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt, among others. While most of them established themselves as style icons, Anupam was experiencing a hair fall problem. He says his conviction made him flaunt his bald look.

Anupam Kher (Photo: Facebook)

Recalling those days, Anupam told IANS here: “When you have nothing, and everything is going against you, you are left with your conviction. That is my story. When I came into the industry, I had struggled so much. Around that time, my hair started falling unevenly so that became another problem but I am always driven by conviction. Today, bald is sexy.”

“I remember my manager back then, Ashok Panjabi, suggested me to go for hair treatment and wear wigs. I was like, no way, this is how I look. This is real to me. If I come out in public wearing wigs, the person next to me will understand that my hair is false and I have to pretend that I have so much hair…but why should I pretend in real life? I am an actor,” shared the actor, who made his debut in 1984 with the film “Saaransh”.

Coming from Himachal Pradesh, the alumnus of the National School Of Drama had more interest in becoming an actor than a hero in films.

“I thought if I can become an actor, I will do more films for the longest time than a so-called ‘hero’ or superstar because that stardom comes with a shelf life. Now when I look back, I think those actors have more number of hair and I have a good number of films,” he quipped.

“Okay, I am joking…but isn’t it true?”

In Bollywood, Anupam gained popularity with films like “Daddy”, “Lamhe”, “1942: A Love Story”, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” and “Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara”. Internationally, he worked in films like “Bend It Like Beckham”, “Bride and Prejudice” and “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”.

Dependability an important reputation to have: Jacqueline

Mumbai– Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she feels flattered when people say she is a dependable artiste.

Jacqueline has been a part of multiple successful films.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Asked how it feels to be counted among dependable actresses, she told the media here: “If that’s what people say, then I am obviously very flattered and its a very important reputation to have. I have been a part of big commercial films and I do identify myself as a commercial actress.

“I have been doing this for the past 10 years but still there is a long way to go.”

Since Sajid Nadiadwala has announced a sequel to his hit 2014 action-comedy “Kick”, Jacqueline is excited about it but says the filmmaker is a perfectionist and is working on the script as of now.

On the sidelines of a Sri Lanka Tourism event here, she said: “I think Sajid Nadiadwala is working on the script of the film. It is something that he has been working on consistently for some time and knowing Nadiadawala, he is a perfectionist.

“So he will not come to any of us without a perfect blockbuster script and we are giving all the time and space to him which he needs for that.”

Jacqueline is also making her debut in the digital entertainment space with Netflix’s upcoming original film titled “Mrs. Serial Killer”.

“It is a new territory for me, and not something that I am used to. I am used to theatricals, cinema halls and Fridays, but this is a completely new and interesting space for me.

“What is interesting about it is that it seems to be the future and it seems to be a new emerging platform for films. But it doesn’t change anything about what we do,” she added.

Deepika is a ‘good Sindhi bahu’, says Ranveer

Mumbai– Deepika Padukone’s latest photographs on social media caught the attention of her actor husband Ranveer Singh, who called the actress a “good Sindhi bahu”.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika on Monday had posted a series of photographs on Instagram where she is seen rocking a white top and shimmery silver pants. She completed the look with silver stiletoes and earrings with minimal make-up.

“There’s no such thing as too much bling!” she captioned one of the photograph.

Ranveer, who is a Sindhi, commented: “Taught her well! Whaat-ay good Sindhi Bahu”.

In another image, he wrote: “Hee patloon dado suttho aaeh”.

Deepika also shared a close-up photograph and the “Gully Boy” star wrote: “Dil le gaye dimples tere (Your dimples took my heart away).”

This is not the first time Ranveer has praised his wife on social media.

Just last week, The “Dil Dhadakne Do” actor had praised Deepika’s photograph in a bright green ensemble.

Deepika will be seen sharing screen space with Ranveer in the upcoming film “’83”.

“’83” will trace India’s historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup. Ranveer Singh will be playing the role of former Indian skipper Kapil Dev and Deepika will essay his wife Romi.

Deepika has also wrapped up “Chhapaak”, where she plays an acid attack survivor. The film also stars Vikrant Massey and is slated for release on January 10, 2020.

Having my story told in a book exciting: Gulshan

Mumbai– Actor Gulshan Grover says having his story told in a book is exciting yet unnerving.

Gulshan Grover (Photo: Twitter)

The biography of the ‘Bad Man of Bollywood’ will get published next month by Penguin. The first look of the book, “Bad Man”, is out.

“I have been a part of many stories across regions and languages but this is a completely new experience for me. Having my story told in a book is exciting yet unnerving,” Gulshan said in a statement.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has worked with Gulshan in several films like “Gangster” and “Jism”, said: “The ability to deconstruct and reinvent one’s persona is the lifeblood of all successful durable entertainers all through history.

“The reason why Gulshan Grover has been able to survive in this novelty seeking business, where the audience is continuously asking for a new, fresh experience, is because he manages to do just that. Gulshan is a shape-shifter.”

In this authorised biography, written by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Gulshan talks about life’s journey – the ups and downs, his films, failures, successes, the industry through the decades, balancing Bollywood with his international projects, and how he has always stayed relevant.

Swati Chopra, Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin Random House India, said: “Gulshan Grover’s ability to immerse himself into a role, often villainous, is legendary. Through his biography, we get a rare insight into the mind and world of the ‘bad man’ of Bollywood.”

Stylish Suhana Khan rocks dungarees

London– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan chose a pair of old school dungarees to make a style statement at a college party here.

New pictures of Suhana were splashed across social media, and the 19-year-old is seen enjoying the red, black and white themed party with her friends.

Suhana has her hair done up in braids, and teamed up the dungarees with a red tube and black sneakers.

The youngster has been grabbing a lot of social media attention of late. She was in Mumbai last month when she visited her family during her college break.

Ranveer celebrates 36 years of India’s World Cup win

Mumbai– Actor Ranveer Singh celebrated India’s cricket World Cup victory 36 years ago by sharing a video featuring the iconic moment and some behind the scenes of his upcoming movie “83”.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer captioned the video posted on Twitter on Tuesday: “Thirty six years ago on this day, India turned the world upside down! #ThisIs83.”

“83”, a film based on India’s historic victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, will see the actor playing the iconic cricketer Kapil Dev.

Being directed by Kabir Khan and presented by Reliance Entertainment, the cast also includes Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi and Saqib Saleem.

Its shoot is going on in London.

Grew an early distaste for fame, glamour: Abhay Deol

Mumbai– Actor Abhay Deol says he never felt the urge to chase roles that would put him in the league of quintessential Bollywood heroes because he grew a distaste for fame and glamour very early on in life.

Abhay Deol (Photo: Twitter)

Abhay made a name in Bollywood with alternative cinema such as “Dev.D”, “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!”, “Manorama Six Feet Under” and “Road, Movie”.

Why did he not play the classic hero in Bollywood?

“I grew a very early distaste for fame and glamour because I saw what the spotlight and attention can do to you as a family, so to speak. When there is stuff being written about your family and people ask you questions which are very personal in nature, it makes you defensive and almost makes you angry. And maybe because I was exposed to that, I did not see the positive (side). I only saw the negative,” Abhay told IANS.

The 43-year-old, nephew of veteran actor Dharmendra, says it is only now that he sees the “positive aspect”.

“I was inherently slightly more bitter or cynical and that kept me from going to the commercial formulaic crowd. Also, I went to an art college and I did my foundation in art. I remember they said and that stayed with me — ‘If we even see a line plagiarised by you in one of our exams, you’re kicked out of school, no questions asked’.

“So, I think that set the mind inspired by the journey of ‘Oh wow, that means it is totally left up to me to discover myself’. That is what is going to make you an artist, not trying to improve upon what has come, but trying to add something that you can. So, that led me away from those (typical) roles.”

He currently awaits the release of “Jungle Cry”, a sports biopic based on life of rugby coach Rudraksh Jena and is inspired by the true story of the rugby team of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). (IANS)

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