Bollywood Roundup: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, and more…

Deepika Padukone (Photo: Deepika Padukone website)

Deepika Padukone falls sick after best friend’s wedding

Mumbai– Actress Deepika Padukone on Monday shared that she has fallen ill after having “too much fun” at her best friend’s wedding.

Deepika along with her husband Ranveer Singh recently attended the wedding of the actress’s friend in Bengaluru. A lot of pictures and videos have been doing the rounds on the internet in which the two can be seen shaking a leg at the dance floor.

And now that wedding is over, the “Piku” actress gave a health update to fans, hinting she is down with fever.

“When you have too much fun at your best friend’s wedding,” Deepika captioned the Instagram story in which she added a thermometer sticker to her face.

On the film front, Deepika will be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s “Chhapaak”, which is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.

SRK tweets wishes as Ajay Devgn turns 100 films old

Mumbai– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has wished fellow superstar Ajay Devgn on completing 100 films in the industry.

Shah Rukh Khan

SRK shared a picture of Ajay Devgn’s upcoming 100th film, “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”, on Twitter.

“Here’s looking forward to another 100 and more films from my friend @ajaydevgn. All the best for this milestone…from striding atop two motorcycles at the same time…you’ve come a long long way….keep riding…and all the best for Tanhaji,” Shah Rukh captioned the photo.

The picture portrays Ajay in his starring role of Tanaji Malusare, the brave warrior leader in the army of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The unique thing about the picture is that it has been digitally created out of a collage of various roles that the actor has played in his 28-year-old career, since starting out with “Phool Aur Kaante” in 1991.

Earlier, wife Kajol also wished Ajay on Twitter. “30 yrs & 100 films old. From Phool Aur Kante to Zakhm to Golmaal to Shivaay & now finally Tanhaji! Through all the hard won Fridays I’ve seen u go through. All characters lead back to u. Proudly wishing u a very happy 100th film birthday @ajaydevgn,” she wrote.

“Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”, which marks Ajay Devgn’s on-screen reunion with wife Kajol, also features Saif Ali Khan, Sharad Kelkar and Pankaj Tripathi. The period drama is slated to hit the theatres on January 10 next year.

Kapil Dev gives thumbs up to Ranveer Singh’s Natraj shot in ’83’

Mumbai– Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has praised Ranveer Singh for nailing his iconic Natraj shot for the upcoming movie “’83”.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer, who plays Kapil in the film, took to social media on Monday and shared a picture in which he is seen recreating the trademark Natraj shot, or one-legged hook shot, of the former Indian cricket team captain.

“Hats off Ranveer!” Kapil wrote, retweeting Ranveer’s post, which the actor had posted earlier with the caption: “NATRAJ SHOT #RanveerAsKapil.”

Kapil relished packing off the ball over the ropes playing the Natraj shot at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, which India eventually won. He used the shot with significant prowess on June 18 1983 when he scored a gamechanging 175 not out against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells, England. India were struggling at 17 for five wickets in the match at one point, and went on to win by 31 runs thanks to Kapil’s splendid knock.

Directed by Kabir Khan, “’83” aims to capture the story behind India’s historical 1983 Cricket World Cup win.

The film is scheduled to release on April 10, 2020.

Apart from Ranveer, the film also features Deepika Padukone as Kapil Dev’s wife Romi, besides Tahi Raj Bhasin, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk and Chirag Patil.

Adah Sharma becomes face of a dating show

Mumbai– Ahead of the release of “Commando 3”, actress Adah Sharma has bagged a new project. She will be seen in Facebook’s international concept dating show, titled “The Best Of Me”.

Adah Sharma

Adah will esay the role of a matchmaker, helping people to find them their perfect mate.

Excited about the show, Adah said: “I feel so powerful doing all the matchmaking, but to quote a superhero- ‘with great power comes great responsibility’, and I’ve done my best to get the correct people together! After my debut web series, ‘The Holiday’ was received so well on the web… I wanted to follow it up with something fun and something again that everyone all ages, genders, languages can watch! The best of me is about finding Love which is a universal language so everyone should enjoy the show !”

“Commando 3”, featuring Vidyut Jammwal, is scheduled to release on November 29.

Angela Krislinzki excited for OTT series ‘Pavan Pooja’

Mumbai– Actress Angela Krislinzki, who entertained the audience in movie “1921”, is excited for her upcoming web series “Pavan Pooja”.

Angela Krislinzki (Photo: Twitter)

The web series is directed by “Bunty Aur Babli” helmer Shaad Ali.

The show is about a couple named Pavan and Pooja, and the journey will be narrated in three phases: young, middle, and old. It also features Sharman Joshi, Gul Panag, Kunal Madhiwala, Mrinal Dutt, Geetika Vidya, Jackie Shroff, Neena Gupta, and Aachal Chandel.

At the moment, Angela is enjoying all the appreciation coming her way for her latest music video “Tera badan”. She was also seen in “Ishq ka raja”.

She has done a lot of music videos, with 18 music videos to her credit. In “Ishq ka raja”, she is seen doing belly dancing, and is winning hearts with her sizzling moves.

Next, she will start shooting in Delhi for the film, “Aaram Se”.

Newbie Deepak Arora joins Jacqueline, Manoj in ‘Mrs. Serial Killer’

Mumbai– Deepak Arora, who has worked as an assistant director on the upcoming film “Dil Bechara”, is now all set to make his acting debut with Netflix’s thriller “Mrs. Serial Killer”.

Directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by his wife, filmmaker Farah Khan, “Mrs. Serial Killer” is about a wife, whose husband has been framed and imprisoned for serial murders. She needs to perform a murder exactly like the serial killer, to prove that her husband is innocent.

The film features Jacqueline Fernandez , Manoj Bajpayee and Mohit Raina in the lead roles.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the film ‘Mrs. Serial Killer’. It is a great project and I am working with my dream cast. Jacqueline and Manoj sir are the best co-stars I could have started my career with. Manoj sir is a brilliant actor and I learnt a lot from him on the sets,” Deepak said.

Deepak, who hails from Germany, did his bachelor in fine arts from New York Film Academy and then did his masters at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.

Akshay Oberoi cast as villain in ‘Thiruttu Payale 2’ remake

Chennai– Actor Akshay Oberoi, who was last seen in “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”, has been signed to play the villain in the upcoming Hindi remake of the Tamil crime thriller “Thiruttu Payale 2”.

The role was essayed by Tamil actor Prasanna in the original film.

The Bollywood remake is being directed by Susi Ganeshan. The film stars Viineet Kumar Singh and Urvashi Rautela, and has already gone on floors with the lead cast facing the camera in Varanasi.

Akshay has joined the cast as the negative lead for a face-off with Viineet Singh, who has the starring role on the film. Viineet is best recalled for his starring role in Anurag Kashyap’s “Mukkabaaz”, and was recently seen in the Diwali release, “Saand Ki Aankh”.

The yet-untitled Bollywood remake will be widely shot across Varanasi and Lucknow.

“Akshay fits the bill perfectly. He has a very interesting character in the film and has crucial scenes with Viineet. I’m really happy that the casting process worked out smoothly and I have a talented cast and crew working with me. The shoot so far has been hectic and mostly at night. Akshay’s scenes will be shot later this month,” director Susi Ganesan said in a statement.

He added: “The script for the Hindi remake has been reworked to appeal to the pan-India audience, but this subject is absolutely universal. I’m sure people from all over the world can relate to it”. (IANS)


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