Bollywood Roundup: Ayushmann Khurrana, Tejasswi Prakash, Suhana Khan, and more…

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‘Article 15’ hit me hard emotionally: Ayushmann

Mumbai– Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says working in “Article 15” turned to be an eye-opener and the film hit him hard emotionally.

Ayushmann Khurrana

“I played a police officer for the first time in my career. The story hit me hard emotionally and it was an eye-opener because we live in a protected world where such incidents are reported and watched on news channels and read in newspapers, but still fail to drive any action or debate,” Ayushmann said.

“We as a society, see what is happening around us but we choose to ignore the truth, and opt to live in our convenient urban bubbles. I am content to see the film being the breakout title of the month on IMDb, as my aim was to leave an impact on the audience through the story and start a conversation on this,” he added.

“Article 15”, which also features Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Manoj Pahwa, aims to remind people about how Article 15 of the Constitution — which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth — is constantly violated by society. It has become the IMDb Breakout Title for the month of July.

Director Anubhav Sinha says his intent was to make the audience “question such incidents which are reported in the newspapers everyday but we are barely affected by them”.

Tejasswi wants to be fit for Khatron Ke Khiladi challenge

Mumbai– “Swaragini” fame actress Tejasswi Prakash, who will be seen participating in the tenth season of “Khatron Ke Khiladi”, is working hard on fitness for the show.

From focussing on functional exercises to weight training, Tejasswi is involved on intense workouts.

“I have been working out regularly with my trainer at the gym. I have been focusing exclusively on functional exercises and weight training so that I can build more stamina in my body. I have been eating healthy, too. I want to leave no stone unturned in my preparation. I know it’s going to be a tough yet thrilling experience,” Tejasswi said.

Hosted by Rohit Shetty, the tenth season of “Khatron Ke Khiladi” will be shot in Bulgaria in August.

Apart from Tejasswi, actors such as Karan Patel and Karishma Tanna will also participate in the Colors stunt reality show.

Suhana Khan is graceful, says her dance trainer

Mumbai– After wooing audiences with her fashion statement, superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan is now being talked about for her dancing skills.

Suhana is currently taking dance lessons from Sanjana Muthreja, who is an international belly dancer.

Sanjana recently shared a photograph of herself with Suhana from her dance session on Instagram.

Praising the star kid, the trainer wrote: “Training Suhana. She is immensely graceful and dances beautifully.”

Apart from Suhana, Sanjana also trains actor Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter Shanaya Kapoor, who has been learning with her for more than three years.

Nikita Dutta of ‘Kabir Singh’ fame bags Netflix film

Mumbai– Actress Nikita Dutta has bagged her first Netflix movie titled “Maska”, which also stars Manisha Koirala.

Nikita Dutta

“I am excited to be a part of Netflix’s ‘Maska’. We have a stupendous powerhouse of talent. Manisha Koirala is with us and with her, each day as been a great learning experience. I am looking forward to this project, which takes you through a whirlpool of emotions among different people,” said Nikita.

The film, directed by Neeraj Udhwani, is about a confused millennial who sets out to fulfil his fantasy of becoming a moviestar, until a summer romance with a clearheaded girl helps him discover the fine line between dreams and delusions.

Recently, Nikita made her mark playing Jia in the blockbuster film, “Kabir Singh”.

“I think it (‘Kabir Singh’) is one of the best things that happened to me in 2019. I feel glad to have done this special role which earned me a special appreciation from the audience,” she said, adding: “Things for me have quite changed after ‘Kabir Singh’ and I am happy with the way things are shaping up.”

The actress is also known in the telly world for shows such as “Ek Duje Ke Vaaste” and “Haasil”.

Tabu’s refreshing break with ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’

Mumbai– Actress Tabu says “Jawaani Jaaneman” is a refreshing break from the dark roles that she has been playing lately.

Tabu (Photo: Facebook)

“I have been playing dark roles lately, and the character I play in ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ is absolutely refreshing. I loved the script when I read it and I definitely wanted to do this at the first go,” added the actress, whose recently roles have been in films such as “Andhadhun”, “Drishyam” and “De De Pyaar De”.

“Jawaani Jaaneman” sees Tabu team up with Saif Ali Khan once again. The film also marks the debut of actress Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaia F.

Directed by Nitin Kakkar, the film is a coming-of-age story of a father and a daughter, and co-produced by Saif, Jackky Bhagnani and Jay Shewakramani.

Taapsee loved spending time with oldest female sharshooters

Mumbai– Actress Taapsee Pannu says living with world’s oldest sharp shooters, Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, to prepare for her role in “Saand Ki Aankh” has left a lasting impression on her.

Taapsee Pannu

“Saand Ki Aankh” will narrate the real-life story of Chandro and Prakashi, who hail from Johri village in Uttar Pradesh and reportedly took to sharpshooting in their fifties. They are said to be the world’s oldest female sharpshooters, and while Chandro is fondly called Shooter Daadi, Prakashi is known as Revolver Daadi.

Taapsee essays Prakashi while Bhumi Pednekar plays Chandro.

During a month-long filming schedule in Meerut, Taapsee stayed at Chandro’s house. She would have lunch at Prakashi’s house and dinner at Chandro’s place.

“It was the best experience I have ever had. Living in Johri and spending time with these two ladies, who have strength and compassion, was inspiring,” the actress said, adding: “There were so many stories to hear from them and so much to learn.”

The Reliance Entertainment film will mark Bollywood scriptwriter Tushar Hiranandani’s debut as director. It is jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar and is slated to release around Diwali this year.

We think alike: Malaika on accidental twinning with Amrita

Mumbai– Bollywood sisters Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora’s twinning game is set to be on fire on social media.

Malaika Arora (Photo: Instagram)

Malaika shared a picture of herself with her sister wrote on Instagram. In the image, Malaika is seen in long sleeves white crop top paired with blue skinny denims, Amrita was seen donning white crop top teaming it with blue boot cut denims.

“Accidental twinning with the sis… coz we think alike. We got our looks from our mama,” Malaika captioned the image.

The 45-year-old actress was married to actor Arbaaz Khan, with whom she officially got divorced in 2017. She has currently opened up about her relationship with actor Arjun Kapooor.

Amrita is married to Shakeel Ladak, a businessman from construction industry.

Varun, Shraddha attend wrap-up party of ‘Street Dancer 3D’

Mumbai– Makers of “Street Dancer 3D” hosted a wrap up party for film’s cast and crew on Tuesday in Mumbai.

Varun Dhawan

The film’s lead actors Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor attended the party.

Varun even took to his social media handle to announce the wrap of the film in a heartfelt post thanking the entire cast.

“We dance to express, not to impress. I am so excited for everyone to see what we have done. @remodsouza I love being on your set. Thank you everyone — all the dancers from all around the world — for making this film with us. I have had a blast and I’m sad its over. Now on january 24, you will meet the street dancers”

The film also features Nora Fatehi, Prabhu Deva, Raghav Juyal and Dharmesh Yelande. All these actors were also spotted at the party.

The film’s director Remo D’Souza came to the party along with wife Lizelle, while producer Bhushan kUmar attended arrived with wife Divya. (IANS)

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