Bollywood Roundup: Sunny Leone, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Akshay Kumar, and more…

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Sunny Leone (Photo: Facebook)

Sunny Leone continues as Most Googled Celeb in India

Mumbai– It’s August 2019 and actress Sunny Leone is still at the top of the list of Most Googled Celebrities in India, surpassing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Sunny Leone (Photo: Facebook)

According to Google Trends’ analytics, most searches related to Sunny are with respect to her videos, besides her biopic series “Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone”.

Also, the trends show that a large number of searches for Sunny originate from Northeastern states such as Manipur and Assam.

On managing to remain at the top position, Sunny said: “My team bought this to my notice and I have to attribute this to my fans who have constantly been there for me . It’s a great feeling.”

Last year, too, Sunny topped the list of Most Googled Celebrities in India.

Neil Nitin Mukesh thriller ‘Bypass Road’ opens in November

Mumbai– Neil Nitin Mukesh’s upcoming starrer “Bypass Road”, which marks the directorial debut of the actor’s brother Naman Nitin Mukesh, is set to hit the screens on November 1.

Neil Nitin Mukesh (Photo: Twitter)

The film is a thriller that features Neil as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic.

“The thriller genre is my forte. I started my film innings with ‘Johnny Gaddaar’. This has to be the best experience in my career till date. I always wonder why limited filmmakers make good thrillers,”said Neil.

Debutant director Naman hopes to set a new benchmark in the industry with this thriller. “There are limited number of thrillers being churned out in the industry today. Home invasion as a subject hasn’t been experimented with to a large extent, and we identified an opportunity there. We hope to set a new benchmark with ‘Bypass Road’,” he said.

Apart from “Bypass Road”, Neil will also be seen as one of the antagonists in “Saaho”.

Looking forward to watching PM Modi on ‘Man Vs Wild’: Akshay

Mumbai– National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar says he is looking forward to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bear Grylls on the popular Discovery channel show, “Man Vs Wild”.

Akshay Kumar

“Besides being a unique show high on adventure and adrenaline, it will also shed light upon pressing issues like climate change and ways to protect our planet. Looking forward to watching our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modiji on ‘Man Vs Wild’ with Bear Grylls tonight,” Akshay tweeted on Monday.

Prime Minister Modi had tweeted on Monday: “What better than the lush green jungles of India, in the midst of Mother Nature to throw light on environmental conservation and climate change.. Do join at 9pm tonight.”

To which, filmmaker Karan Johar replied: ” A strong message from our honourable Prime minister Narendra Modi! Something we all need to contribute to. Environmental conservation is the need of the hour. Thank you sir for all your endeavours.”

The programme is aimed at creating awareness about animal conservation and environmental change.

Amitabh Bachchan my only guru: Sujoy Ghosh

Mumbai– Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh says he has many teachers in life but megastar Amitabh Bachchan is his only guru.

Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkaar 3

Replying to Amitabh’s tweet about “Badla” being a director’s film, Ghosh wrote: “Sir, Amitabh Bachchan… many teachers in this life but you are the only guru! cholun arek baar kori (Lets do it one more time).”

Ghosh’s “Badla”, shot largely in Glasgow, Scotland, is inspired by the Spanish thriller “The Invisible Guest”, and features Big B with Taapsee Pannu and Amrita Singh.

Currently, Bachchan is busy shooting for the 11th season of the quiz show, “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.

Vir Das to be on social media detox

Mumbai– Actor-comedian Vir Das says he will be going to be on a social media detox for two months as he has “something special” to write.

“Next two months are going to be a little bit of a social media detox. Got something special to write,” Vir tweeted on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, “The Go Goa Gone” actor had tweeted: “Leaving the Edinburgh Fringe Festival having done 11 shows, but having seen about 40 that blew my mind. That’s the beauty of this festival. it’s more input than output. You leave exhausted but strangely inspired and motivated.”

Vir has featured in films like “Delhi Belly”, “Badmaash Company” and “Go Goa Gone”. In 2017, he entered the international stage with his Netflix special “Abroad Understanding”.

In 2019, he made his debut in American television with the television series “Whiskey Cavalier”.

KJo, Zoya are the coolest: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Arjun Kapoor says filmmakers Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar are two of the coolest, fun loving and most entertaining people he knows.

Arjun Kapoor

Arjun on Monday shared a photograph of himself with “Koffee King” Karan and “Gully Girl” Zoya, bantering that their films were also “not shabby”.

“Two of the coolest, fun and most entertaining people I know! Their films aren’t too shabby either Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar,” he captioned the image on Twitter.

The three were travelling back from a film festival in Melbourne.

Arjun will next be seen in “Panipat”, a historical drama directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film also stars Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt.

Never wanted to become an actress: Kriti Kharbanda

Mumbai– Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who is quite busy with upcoming films including “Housefull 4”, “Paagalpanti”, “Chehre”, and the Tamil film “Vaan”, says she never wanted to become an actress.

Kriti Kharbanda (Photo: Twitter)

“I never wanted to become an actress, rather I wanted to get married and have kids. So, when it comes to working in Bollywood or in the South, I do not choose films based on language. When I started working over there, I did not look at the south Indian film industry as a stepping stone to Bollywood. Even now, when I am acting in a Tamil film, or a multistarrer Bollywood film, I am doing it with no difference,” Kriti told IANS.

Earlier she has appeared in Bollywood films like “Guest Iin London”, “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana”, “Karwaan”, and “Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se”. She gained popularity as an actress in the south Indian film industry with films like “Googly”, “Super Ranga”, “Bruce Lee: The Fighter”.

Apart from appearing in films, she has become a favourite face on magazine covers for her style statement.

Asked how she defines style, Kriti said: “My style statement is an outcome of years of experiment, mistakes and collaborating with stylists. Over the year I have realised I tend to opt for comfort over trend. When we wear anything, whether it is a dress, a pair of shoes or jewellery, we are not always comfortable with the latest trend. If we want to look trendy, we have to find comfort and feel confident in what we wear.”

“Having said that, one should not highlight everything too much as it looks like, you are overdressed,” added the actress on the sideline of the launch of the wedding collection of Charles & Keith shoes and bags in India. (IANS)

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