Bollywood Roundup: Vicky Kaushal, Karisma Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, and more…

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Working in ghost film helped Vicky Kaushal fight his fears

Mumbai– Vicky Kaushal has wrapped up shooting for his horror drama “Bhoot Part 1- The Haunted Ship”, and he says he can’t wait to spook the audience with it.

“Rolled our last shot for ‘Bhoot Part 1- The Haunted Ship’ and we finally wrap this very special film of ours. Fought many of my own fears through the journey of this Film. Can’t wait to spook you all out with this one,” Vicky wrote on Instagram on Thursday.

“Bhoot Part 1- The Haunted Ship” is helmed by debutant director Bhanu. Vicky said being directed by Bhanu was a “treat”.

The film, which also stars Bhumi Pednekar, is scheduled to release on November 15.

Karisma Kapoor has fans guessing with a throwback pic

Mumbai– Karisma Kapoor has shared a throwback film still on Instagram and asked her fans to guess the name of the movie.

The actress took to Instagram on Friday and posted a photo from her younger days. In the picture, she poses with her hair let loose.

“#flashbackfriday Any guesses which film this pic is from? #guessinggame,” Karisma captioned the image.

Soon, fans started responding to her post with names of her early hits, including “Jeet”, “Raja Hindustani”, “Chal Mere Bhai”, “Hum Saath – Saath Hain”, and “Hero No. 1” among others.

Requesting her to make a comeback, a fan wrote: “Queen please return to movies, dying to see you on screen.”

On the work front, the 45-year-old actress was last seen in the Shah Rukh Khan movie, “Zero,” where she did a cameo as herself. Even though Karisma is not actively doing films for the past seven years, the actress will be making her digital debut this year with the web series, “Mentalhood”.

Varun Dhawan feels Ileana D’Cruz is as hot as thunder

Mumbai– Fans have been gushing over the super-hot pictures that Ileana DCruz has been posting on Instagram lately. The latest to be clean bowled is her “Main Tera Hero” costar Varun Dhawan.

Ileana D’Cruz (Photo: twitter)

Ileana posted posted a snapshot on Insta where she poses seductively, lying down in a white swimsuit. “Waiting for the sun to come out…” she captioned the image.

Varun commented on her post with a “thunder” emoji.

Other B-Towners also couldn’t help gushing. Malaika Arora commented with a couple of “fire” emojis.

On the work front, Ileana will next be seen in Anees Bazmee’s “Pagalpanti,” where she stars alongside Anil Kapoor and John Abraham.

Actress Ashnoor Kaur injured on the set of TV show

Mumbai– Actress Ashnoor Kaur was injured on the set of the television show “Patiala Babes” hwen she fell down from the stairs.

The 16-year-old actress, who plays the character of Mini, hurt her nose and legs after the fall.

The incident happened duting Thursday’s shoot, when Ashnoor was standing at the edge of the staircase and she accidentally slipped and came down tumbling. However, she returned for work on Friday, to shoot for a dance sequence.

“The accident happened in such a jiffy that I didn’t realise anything for minutes. I tumbled down a lot of stairs and hurt my nose and legs. However, I feel the show must go on. Mishaps are a part of life. (I) Can’t stop the show for that,” she said.

Ashnoor Kaur is a regular face on television and has worked in shows like “Jhansi Ki Rani”, “Saath Nibhaana Saathiya”, “Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev”, “Bade Acche Lagte Hain” and “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” among others. She also featured in the Bollywood movies “Manmarziyaan” and “Sanju” last year.

We underestimate power of background score: Neha Bhasin

Mumbai– Singer Neha Bhasin says background score is something that we underestimate in India.

“We really underestimate the power of background scores in India. I have watched unedited films with no music n gosh they just don’t have 20 percent of the impact that a film score brings to it,” Bhasin tweeted.

The singer, who is known for tracks like “Heeriye”, “Swag se swagat” and “Nai jaana”, says it’s the most unappreciated job in Hindi cinema.

“Yet it is the most unappreciated and underpaid job in Bollywood,” she added.

Apart from Hindi, Bhasin has recorded songs in many Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi and Marathi. She was also a judge at “Love Me India” music reality show.

Sunita makes everything better: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai–Actor Anil Kapoor says his wife Sunita makes everything better for him.

Anil Kapoor

Anil said this in reply to a tweet by a user, who shared the link talking about the actor and his wife being “the best hosts in B-town”.

“Sunita makes everything better, even healthy food! Thank you… for the kind words. We love having our friends and family over and she is definitely the hostess with the mostest,” he wrote.

Anil is currently busy shooting for “Malang”, which is directed by Mohit Suri and also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani and Kunal Kemmu.

He will also be seen in “Pagalpanti”.

Deepika Padukone turns ramp into dancefloor

Mumbai– Ace designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla on Thursday organised a fashion show in Mumbai to mark their 33 years in the industry, and it was actress Deepika Padukone who made the occassion special for them.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika walked down the ramp for the designers’ label donning an ivory embellished lehenga, and enthralling the spectators with an ethnic look.

The moment of the night came when Deepika, along with the designers, suddenly started grooving to the “Disco deewane” song from the movie “Student Of The Year”.

Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan and her daughter Shweta, who were also present at the event, joined Deepika on the ramp to shake a leg.

A video doing the rounds on the internet, showing all of them having a gala time, has gone viral.

We need eco-friendly urbanisation: Kangana

Mumbai– Actress Kangana Ranaut addressed the issue of climate change and said that it is certainly not a favourite topic of discussion among people who support industrialisation. Although she is not against development, she emphasised on every practice that is eco-friendly.

Kangana

“It (climate change) is not a favourite topic for those people who are pro-industrialisation because it goes against them. Urbanisation and building roads, and industry, surely create job opportunity that offers a great life, huge money and happiness for many, but how long will we be able to sustain them? We need eco-friendly development,” Kangana told IANS.

Citing an example of how, at weddings and other big celebrations, people leave a huge pile of garbage and waste, the actress said: “If someone can splurge money to celebrate, why can’t they decompose the waste so that nature is not harmed. They have money and man power (but) what they do not have is sensibility. I think we need to practice innovative ideas that are eco-friendly.”

The actress has donated Rs 42 lakh to the Cauvery Calling campaign of the Isha Foundation. It is a 12 years campaign to plant one lakh tree on the Cauvery basin. She mentioned how protecting full-grown trees is important because this increases the amount of oxygen in the air.

“Many times we cut down old trees as per our convenience. What we do not understand is those big trees take 12 years to become fullgrown. If we are not constantly planting trees and protecting the old ones, the oxygen count in the air falls down. We are breathing polluted air, in any case,” said Kangana.

The Cauvery flows through two states — Tamil Nadu and Karnataka — and the campaign aims at revitalising the dying river.

Mumbai court asks police to probe assault charge against Salman

Mumbai– A Mumbai court has asked the police to probe assault charges levelled against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan by a journalist.

According to reports, the journalist has sought registration of an FIR against Salman and his bodyguards for allegedly assaulting him when he tried clicking some pictures of the actor on a bicycle. This, despite the fact that the journalist had taken sought Salman’s permission to click the photographs.

A magistrate in the Andheri court asked the police to investigate the matter on Friday.

“The police did not file FIR so he went to court asking for FIR to be filed. The Court did not permit that, but asked the police to investigate and submit a report,” said a source.

The journalist has been quoted by a Mumbai-based English daily as saying that as saying that if the court had not stepped in, the cops would not have registered his complaint.

The journalist also claimed that the police denied filing a case of robbery and criminal intimidation.

With great risks, come greater rewards: Sushant Singh Rajput

Mumbai– Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says all his risks might not have paid off at the box-office, but they enriched him as an actor.

After entering Bollywood with “Kai po che!” in 2013, Sushant has won plaudits for his acting in “PK”, “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”, “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, “Raabta”, “Kedarnath” and “Sonchiriya”.

“I feel an absolute sense of exhilaration to play a new character, to live a new life and to see it come alive on the screen. I have been fortunate, to say the least, that I have found people who have seen me fit into some really brave films,” Sushant said.

“Some have seen success, and some have not, but each one has enriched me as an actor but most importantly as a person. I have always truly believed, that with ‘great risks, come greater rewards’ and that’s been been my thought process with every film I have chosen,” he added.

Sushant’s latestrelease is the college buddy film “Chhichhore”, directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It also stars Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma.

What’s next? “Give me a few days at least to enjoy the reactions for ‘Chhichhore’. When you give a film your all, there are myriad emotions running through just at the time of its release. The feedback so far has been humbling and I just want to soak it all in. When the audience love what you have created, give you a pat on your back for choices — what more can an actor ask for,” he said.

Having a baby is on Priyanka Chopra’s to-do list

Mumbai– Actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas says having a baby and buying a home in Los Angeles are currently on her to-do list.

Priyanka Chopra

“For me home is wherever I’m happy, as long as I have the people I love around me. Buying a home and having a baby are on my to-do list,” said the actress, in the September 2019 edition of “Vogue India”.

In the interview, she has also spoken about her journey from Bollywood to Hollywood, her plans to settle abroad and her upcoming movie “The Sky Is Pink”.

The actress, who is married to singer Nick Jonas, added that she would never dare sing with him.

“We sing together in the house – he’ll often play the piano while waiting for me to get dressed. But I would never dare sing with him. He’s a bit of a musical prodigy,” said Priyanka.

Priyanka, who keeps juggling between India and US, said she sees Los Angeles as a longterm option to invest in a home for Nick and her. The ocean and weather remind her of Mumbai.

She also spoke about how proud she is because her pitch for a wedding comedy has been picked up by Universal Pictures.

“The story basically came from my wedding, where a bunch of Americans were exposed to this grandiose palace — the food, the family, the culture, the clothes and the comedy that comes with it,” she said.

Priyanka feels proud that the show has an all-South Asian star cast, a minority she hopes to see more of in global pop culture. She broke the mould by landing the lead role in the FBI drama “Quantico”. (IANS)

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