Bollywood Roundup: Ayushmann Khurrana, Deepika Padukone, Suhana Khan, and more…

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Stardom comes with a price tag: Ayushmann Khurrana

New Delhi– Ayushmann Khurrana is savouring a hat-trick run of hits right now. After “Andhadhun” and “Badhaai Ho” lasst year, his new film ‘Article 15 is also a hit. The actor, however, says stardom comes with a comes with a price to pay.

Ayushmann Khurrana (Photo courtesy: FilmBeat)

“I hardly get time with my family anymore. I was in Bombay for a couple of days but I hardly spent time (with my family). Living out of a suitcase is not easy. It makes life difficult,” Ayushmann told IANS.

Known to be one of the most versatile actors in Hindi cinema, Ayushmann made his acting debut and rose to fame with “Vicky Donor” in 2012. He subsequent hits include “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”, “Bareilly Ki Barfi”, “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, “Andhadhun”, “Badhaai Ho” and “Article 15”.

The actor has an interesting slate of films coming up. He will be seen in “Dream Girl,” Bala”, “Gulabo Sitabo” and “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” in the months to come.

#Us: Deepika shares throwback photo with hubby Ranveer

Mumbai– Actress Deepika Padukone has shared a throwback photograph of herself along with her actor-husband Ranveer Singh caught in a candid moment.

Deepika Padukone

In the Instagram image, the star-couple are seen smiling at each other as they pose for the photograph. Deepika looks stunning in a white floor-sweeping gown, while Ranveer was a contrast in a black suit with a floral print.

Deepika captioned it: “Us”.

This is not the first time Deepika has shown affection for Ranveer on social media. The two keep commenting on each other’s photographs.

The pair will seen together for the first time post marriage in “83”, which traces India’s historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup. Ranveer plays the team’s captain Kapil Dev while Deepika essays his wife Romi.

The couple has previously co-starred in “Padmaavat”, “Bajirao Mastani” and “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela”.

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

Suhana Khan aces beach look in shades of blue

Male– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is giving major fashion goals with her photographs from her Maldives vacation.

Recently SRK shared glimpses of his family vacation to Maldvies on Instagram, and now it is Suhana’s photograph from the trip which is doing the rounds on Internet.

Sporting a white and blue checkered shirt over a blue tube top, the star kid makes a stylish beach fashion statement in casual wear.

In the viral image, Suhana is seen sitting atop a boat with the the backdrop of azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Amitabh Bachchan reveals how he got his surname

Mumbai– Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has shared anecdotes about his last name and said that “Bachchan” was his father and legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poetic nom de plume.

Amitabh Bachchan

The 76-year-old cine icon took to his blog and discuss about the caste system prevalent in ancient India.

“The caste system in the land has been prevalent for centuries, followed diligently by many and now defied by many too, (it is) an ailment that has plagued our society or not by some,” he wrote.

He said that his father was a “strong opposer” of the caste system.

“Babuji was born in a Kayasth home and a Srivastav. But his temperament was always against the ailment of caste, his nome de plume, his ‘takhallus’ his pen name he designed as ‘BACHCHAN’. Poets writers of great eminence often designed their names with a nom de plume. So ‘Bachchan’ became my Father’s pen name, his poetic nom de plume but it lent credence of its concept later when I was born, on being admitted to my first School, and being asked by the teachers what surname of this boy was to be filled in the admission form my Mother and father had a quick discussion and it was decided that ‘Bachchan’ would be the family surname,” he wrote.

Arjun to join Melbourne film fest masterclass

Mumbai– Actor Arjun Kapoor will join the upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) to discuss “The Future of Cinema”.

Arjun Kapoor

“The masterclass is about the future of cinema and I’m looking forward to exchanging notes and thoughts with the other members on the panel and, importantly, with the audiences,” Arjun said.

Arjun’s masterclass will see him discuss the change in the storytelling template and how members of the film fraternity are finding their feet through the shifting tiles. The actor will also talk about the shift in cinema. The hour-long panel discussion will be held at Arts Centre Melbourne on August 11.

filmmaker Onir is the other promininet member of the panel, which will also have Ajit Andhare of Viacom18 Studios, Gaurav Verma of Red Chillies Entertainment and .

Saif doubts if Sara, Kareena watched ‘Sacred Games’

Mumbai– Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan is all set to return in the digital space with the second season of the Netflix show “Sacred Games”. The first season of the show, as well as Saif’s role of Inspector Sartaj Singh, received overwhelming response from all quarters. Saif, however, surprises you saying that he doubts if his wife, actress Kareena Kapoor, and daughter, actress Sara Ali Khan, has watched the show yet.

Saif Ali Khan (Photo: IMDb)

“I doubt if either of them (has) watched the show (in the) the way the audience did,” Saif revealed, during an interaction with the media in between shooting for the show. “I have received feedback from people who religiously watch the show and some of them revisited it and loved it. However, I do not think back home, either of them have watched it because I didn’t get any feedback!” he added.

Link-up rumours with Hardik Pandya upset Urvashi

Mumbai– Actress Urvashi Rautela has requested media outlets not to publish gossip linking her with cricketer Hardik Pandya.

Urvashi Rautela

“I would humbly request respective media channels to YouTube to stop uploading such ridiculous videos as I have a family to answer and it creates problems for me,” Urvashi wrote on Instagram stories.

Urvashi’s reaction came in the wake of a video that claimed she had apologised to ex-boyfriend Hardik. She posted a screenshot of the video, which had been uploaded to a YouTube channel.

Apart from Hardik, Urvashi has often been linked to actor Chunkey Panday’s nephew Ahaan Pandey.

Niharica Raizada to play lead in women-centric film

Mumbai– Actress Niharica Raizada, who has featured in films such as “Baby” and “Total Dhamaal”, has confirmed that she is playing the female lead in a yet-untitled, heroine-centric film dealing with women and freedom.

Niharica Raizada (Photo: Twitter)

“It’s a women-centric film, but at the same time it’s a light comedy. It talks of women and freedom. It’s about how today’s women are expressing themselves and creating their own mark in the society,” said Niharica about the project, which also stars Neelima Azim.

Niharica was interacting with the media at the domestic airport on Monday, while leaving for the muhurat of the film, after which shooting will start.

“Right now, I am headed for Karnal in Haryana to shoot for the film. It is my first lead role after “Waarrior Savitri”,” added Niharica.

Niharica is looking forward to work with Neelima Azeem in her next film. “She is really good actress and I am sure I will learn something new while working with her. I feel fortunate that I have been working with legendary actors,” she said.

The actress will also be seen in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming film, “Sooryavanshi”, starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. She is undergoing rigorous preparations to play an ATS officer in the film. (IANS)

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