Bollywood Roundup: Hrithik Roshan, Vaani Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, and more…

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‘Hrithik, Vaani’s pair brings freshness on screen’

Mumbai– Director Siddharth Anand says actors Hrithik Roshan and Vaani Kapoor in film “War” brings a lot of freshness.

Vaani Kapoor

“Hrithik and Vaani’s pairing brings a lot of freshness on screen. They are good looking actors, have steamy chemistry in War and are brilliant dancers,” Anand said.

The two will be seen dancing on the song “Ghungroo”, which has been shot on the Amalfi Coast. The director describes “Ghungroo”, which will release on Thursday, as a party anthem.

“‘Ghungroo’ is a party anthem and what’s incredible is that we filmed it on the amazing Positano beach and the Amalfi Coast. Everything about ‘War’ is about the scale and in Ghungroo, we will show audiences the most good-looking beach day party that they have ever seen,” he added.

The film will have Hrithik and actor Tiger Shroff pitted against each other.

“‘War’ has many firsts and we can now tell you that no other film or artist has ever shot a song on the Amalfi Coast because of the exclusiveness this destination brings. I’m glad we will be the first film to show it in all its glory,” Anand added.

Nora Fatehi is a red-hot Barbie in new pic

Mumbai– Bollywood superdancer Nora Fatehi has set the mercury soaring once again, this time with a new picture where she transforms into a sizzling red-hot Barbie.

Nora Fatehi (Photo: Twitter)

In her latest image on Instagram, Nora is seen in a bright red tank top and a red cap captioned “lifeguard”, and a bubblegum pink wig. The ensemble makes her look like a stunning Barbie doll.

“Are you guys ready for Noriana’s hot girl summer?” she captioned the pic.

Currently, Nora is enjoying the success of her latest music video “Pachtaoge”, opposite Vicky Kaushal and sung by Arijit Singh. Her new dance number, “O saki saki,” in “Batla House” has also been a rage.

Rishi Kapoor calls Neil Nitin Mukesh his family

Mumbai– Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has called actor Neil Nitin Mukesh his family.

Neil on Wednesday had tweeted a photograph of his wedding, where Rishi is seen sitting next to him and his wife Rukmini Neil Mukesh. The three are seen smiling for the camera.

Rishi Kapoor (Photo: News Nation)

The “Saaho” actor wished Rishi, who turned 67 on Wednesday. He wrote: “From playing his junior in a film VIJAY to him spreading so much love and positivity at my sangeet, Chintu uncle has always been most loved. Happy Birthday Chintu uncle have a super year. God bless you with all the happiness.”

To which, Rishi replied: “You are my family beta!”

Rishi is undergoing medical treatment in New York. A slew of family, friends, and celebrities from across the world, including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Karan Johar, have visited Rishi over the past months.

Himansh Kohli not participating in ‘Bigg Boss 13’

Mumbai– “Yaariyan” actor Himansh Kohli says he is not participating in the upcoming season of popular reality TV show “Bigg Boss”.

There have been reports claiming that Himansh will be entering the “Bigg Boss” house this year.

Refuting all such reports, the actor said: “I like the show, it’s a good concept and I like how bhai (host Salman Khan) leads the show and keeps everyone entertained. Currently, I am not part of it. But, I’m up for an interesting pitch for next year.”

“Bigg Boss”, which began in 2006, is an adaptation of an international reality show. In India, it now has Bengali, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil versions too.

Himansh says he finds the show “amusing, emotional and a mixed bag”.

“But I don’t prefer to get addicted to something which requires a lot of time away from work. This is why I don’t follow it religiously,” he added.

Would love to do action films: Karan Deol

Mumbai– Actor Karan Deol is all set to make his Bollywood debut with the romantic drama, “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas”, but he says he would love to feature in action movies, the USP of the Deol family.

“I love action, so I would love to do a lot of action movies. But I would also love to do an animated voiceover. I would love to do comedy and would also love to play a villain. Any script or character that excites me and touches my heart, I would love to do it. I feel for an actor, it is important to step out of your comfort zone because that is the only time you actually grow so,” said Karan, while interacting with the media at the trailer launch of his debut film on Thursday in Mumbai.

Karan was at the event with debutant costar, Sahher Bambba, and grandfather Dharmendra.

“Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas” is directed by Karan’s dad Sunny Deol. The trailer opens with Sahher Bambba signing up for an adventure trip with Karan Deol as her guide. Their relationship begins with sweet banter and soon turns into love.

Asked to comment on the ongoing nepotism debate, the Deol clan’s youngest entrant, Karan, said: “If you think about pressure, then you will not be able to move ahead in life. So, you have to always stand up and create your identity, and do what you think is 100 percent in your heart. At the end of the day, your work speaks for itself so, hopefully my work will speak for itself.”

When Big B carried Waheeda Rehman’s footwear

Mumbai– Fans often hero-worship stars but have you ever heard of a star hero worshipping someone? That’s exactly what megastar Amitabh Bachchan did once for the legendary actress Waheeda Rehman, who he considers his idol.

“The first time I got an opportunity to work with her (was) in the movie ‘Reshma Aur Shera’. During the shoot, there was a sequence where Sunil Dutt and Waheeda ji had to sit bare feet in the desert, where it was impossible to stand in the sand with our shoes, because of the high temperature. I was so worried about how Waheeda ji was managing to shoot in such an extreme conditions, and too without footwear. So, as soon as the director announced a break, without wasting time, I took Waheeda ji’s juttis and ran towards her. I can’t even express how special the moment is to me,” said Big B, about Waheeda Rehman, with whom he later worked with her in films such as “Trishul”, “Adalat”, and “Namak Halaal”.

Big B revealed that he considers Dilip Kumar and Waheeda Rehman his two idols in life. “I have two idols in my life — Dilip Kumar ji and Waheeda Rehman. Waheeda Rehman has always been the most beautiful women to me till date. She is not only a great actor but also a great human being by her nature. For me Waheeda ji is a perfect example of the Indian woman. Waheeda ji has given huge and incredible contribution to our Bollywood Industry which cannot be expressed through words,” said Amitabh Bachchan, when he appeared on the set of the Sony TV show “Superstar Singer” with Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh. (IANS)

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