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Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone to perform musical broadway ‘Abhimanyu’

Mumbai– Actress Sunny Leone will be seen performing in a musical broadway called “Abhimanyu”, choreographed and conceptualised by Kathak maestro Sandeep Mahavir.

Sunny has been rehearsing for 12 hours a day. She is all geared to put forward her act and for one of those performances she would be wearing a 15kg lehenga.

Mahavir: “It was a dream to bring Abhimanyu to life and Sunny’s made it happen. She along with a group of 60 dancers have been rehearsing the act with a very heavy Indian attire.”

Abhimanyu — Indian classical dance show in Broadway style. It is a one of its kind play, with a concept of combining Kathak and Hiphop into one enormous dance show.

Sunny said: “I had always wanted to do a broadway and it’s becoming a reality with Sandeep in the form of Abhimanyu”.

Abhimanyu is a journey of a dancer. The journey is shown through different authentic dance forms and music.

Yami is ambassador for HP govt’s Global Investors’ Meet

Mumbai– Actress Yami Gautam has been roped in as the brand ambassador of the Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet 2019 by the Himachal Pradesh government.

Excited about the event, Yami, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, said: “I am thrilled that the State Government thought of me for this event. Though the event is close on the heels of my release ‘Bala’, I will wrap up my promotions in time to be at the event. As a proud Himachali, I see boundless promise in this event and hope it will go a long way in making the state self sufficient, independent and strong in terms of infrastructure.

“Personally, I am looking forward to interacting with some great business minds from across the world and get inspired to take my personal dreams to the next level.”

The event will take place on November 7 and 8 in Dharamshala.

Yami is the only Bollywood name to be present at the event that will be hosting international investors from over 40 countries.

Bhumi aims for masala entertainers with ‘brains’

New Delhi– She has done movies running high on content, and actress Bhumi Pednekar says she aims only for the “brainer” among masala entertainers.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi made her Bollywood debut in 2015 with “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”. She was later seen in movies like “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Lust Stories”.

Has she ever thought of starring in a no-brainer masala flick?

“No. But I have definitely thought of doing a brainer masala entertainer and I feel ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ are those films. The meaning of a masala entertainer has changed… That’s what people want to see today,” Bhumi told IANS.

She added: “Why would you know want to take anything back home when you are spending three hours of your life in doing an experience… I don’t think I can completely be a part of film where people don’t take back anything because I want them to at least take me back from a film.”

The actress will next be seen in “Pati Patni Aur Woh”, which also stars Ananya Pandey and Kartik Aaryan.

SRK saves Aishwarya Rai’s manager from fire incident

Mumbai– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan came to the rescue of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s long time manager Archana Sadanand, whose lehnga caught fire at Bachchan’s Diwali bash.

Shah Rukh Khan

According to a report in Mid-Day, Archana’s dress caught fire from a diya lit at the celebration. Shah Rukh, who was present there, quickly saved Archana.

It is reported that Archana was admitted to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai and is being kept in isolation in the ICU to prevent infection. She has suffered 15 per cent burns on her right leg and hands. Even SRK too sustained some minor burns.

Shah Rukh attened the Diwali party with his wife Gauri Khan. Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli also turned up at Bachchan’s Diwali party.

Shruti Haasan to star in action drama ‘RT 66’

Mumbai– Actress Shruti Haasan has been roped in to play the female lead in the Telugu film “RT 66”.

Shruti Haasan

Directed by Gopichand Malineni, the action drama also features Ravi Teja in the role of a police officer.

Announcing the news among her followers, Shruti tweeted: “Very excited to be a part of this project. And to be working with Ravi Teja and Gopichand.”

Shruti and Ravi had earlier featured together in “Balupu” and “Don Seenu”.

Apart from acting, Shruti is quite active in her musical career. She recently performed a couple of gigs in London.

Irrfan Khan-starrer ‘Madaari’ to release in China

Mumbai– The Irrfan Khan-starrer Bollywood film ‘Madaari’ is gearing up to be released in China this year. This is Irrfan’s second film to be released in China after “Hindi Medium”.

Irrfan Khan

Over the past few years, Bollywood films such as “Dangal”, “Secret Superstar”, “PK”, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, and “Pad Man” have done decent to good business at the Chinese box-office.

“Madaari” is directed by Nishikant Kamat and it released in India in 2016. The film also featured Jimmy Shergill in a pivotal role.

“Madaari is an important film for me as the concept is universal. I am thankful to my director and producer for casting me in such an amazing film. ‘Madaari’ highlights the weak nodes of our society. I am really excited about its release in China. Chinese theatres are showing interest in the Bollywood industry, and it’s good for our film,” said Jimmy.

The release date of “Madaari” in China is yet to be officially announced.

Madan Paliwal, Chairman of Miraj group, Brazil-based entrepreneur Dheeraj More, and Sonal Deshpande, COO of Miraj group, will release the film In China.

Jennifer Winget dyes her hair red for ‘Beyhadh 2’

Mumbai– Actress Jennifer Winget has dyed her hair red for her role of Maya in the second season of the upcoming show “Beyhadh 2”.

Jennifer Winget (Photo: Twitter)

In one of the publicity images, she is seen flaunting her red locks while wearing a black outfit.

The first season of the show featured Kushal Tandon as the male lead. This time, Shivin Narang and Aashish Chowdhary will pair opposite Jennifer.

Talking about her look, Jennifer said: “I am completely in love with my character. So much so, it called for a do-over! But no, in all seriousness, the show gave me a blank canvas to chart the course of my character. Being out of the box, you have the opportunity to get creative.”

“Not very often do roles like this fall into your lap, so for an actor it really gets you to push your limits, whilst working within your resources. The show and character are both close to heart. The whole team has put in a lot of thought and effort to come up with the final look for Maya in Season 2 of ‘Beyhadh’ so, I hope the audience shows the same amount of appreciation and love, if not more,” she added.

“Beyhadh 2” will air on Sony TV. (IANS)


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