Soha Ali Khan: We should have more films based on children
Actress Soha Ali Khan, who is the mother of a two-year-old daughter named Inaaya, feels there should be more films based on children in our country because the genre has an audience.
“In Hollywood, they have made films like ‘Baby’s Day Out’ and the ‘Harry Potter’ series where they show subjects that revolve around children, and children play lead roles in these films. But that doesn’t happen here (India). We have made films like ‘Chillar Party’ and ‘Taare Zameen Par’. I think we should make more films based on children because we have the audience. India is very young country. I think like we used to say there should be women in cinema, and now that has started to happen. I think people are going to start taking children seriously. I take my child very seriously,” said Soha, while interacting with the media at the launch of kid’s digital app along with actor Ashish Chaudhary.
Added Ashish: “The superhero movies produced by Disney, Marvel or DC are the highest-grossing films in international cinema. In India, everything is evolving, and evolution takes place at a slow pace. Nevertheless it does takes place.”
“I am eventually turning to production and everybody wants to attract the family audience since it is profitable. So, children films will happen. In today’s age, thankfully, content-based films are working, so I think soon we are going to see more children films being made in India,a said Ashish.
Aamir, Salman, SRK to team up for ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’?
Chandigarh– Superstar Aamir Khan is busy shooting for “Laal Singh Chaddha”. It might just be the film that will bring Bollywood’s three Khans – Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman – together on the big screen for the first time.
The film is an Indian remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 classic “Forrest Gump”.
In the Hollywood film, there is a scene where Hanks’ character is sitting on a bench. It seems Aamir wants Shah Rukh and Salman for the scene.
“He is very keen to have a special appearance from the two. While Shah Rukh has agreed, Salman is yet to give his consent,” a source told BollywoodLife.
Aamir is playing the role of a Punjabi for which he has undergone a physical change.
Written by Atul Kulkarni, the film is helmed by “Secret Superstar” director Advait Chandan and will be produced by Viacom18 Studios and Aamir Khan Productions. The movie is slated to release during Christmas 2020.
Digangana Suryavanshi: Music videos have more creativity
Mumbai– Actress Digangana Suryavanshi has done TV shows and movies, but she feels that music videos have more creativity.
The “Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera” actress recently shot for a music video in the Maldives produced by Mohammed Nagaman Lateef.
“The Maldives was a really quick fun trip, anywhere we’d step, it was beautiful. I just loved looking at the sea and its colours. We saw three shades in a single view,” she said.
While she and Atul Anand feature in the video, the song has been sung by Nakash Aziz and Shefali Juneja.
“This is my first music video and I’ve enjoyed shooting for it in the Maldives,” said Digangana.
She has become a fan of music videos now.
“Music videos have more creativity. There is a lot of experimental freedom which, of course, lacks in a film as there is always a character sketch. We’ve kept it causal in this music video and I think that’s the beauty of it,” she said.
Meanwhile, the actor is involved in other projects too. “I’m doing a few south Indian films and there are plans of Hindi projects as well,” she shared.
Disha Patani’s co-actor in KTina is Abhilash Thapliyal
Mumbai– Actor-host Abhilash Thapliyal, who has been part of TV shows like “Comedy Circus” and “Entertainment Ki Raat”, will be seen in the Disha Patani-starrer “KTina”.
“We just finished our first schedule in Chandigarh and Mohali. It’s beautiful to see how people get enamoured watching a shoot. I was on that side of the camera once and it feels great to change sides,” he said.
He shared that he will be playing a character named Sunil Arora, who is a political science graduate and a virgin.
“The journey of the character begins at late 20s and goes on till early 40s. Since I am not a 40-year-old virgin, getting into the skin of character took some time. I worked on his mannerisms and how that transforms with age. Though he has an angst against people, he pretends to be cheery. On the surface, while he seems to be a simple person, he is a complex character within,” he said.
Rakul Preet excited about cross-border rom-com with Arjun Kapoor
Mumbai– Actress Rakul Preet Singh is excited about her upcoming cross-border romantic-comedy. She reveals shooting for the yet-untitled film will start later this month.
“The film is in the rom-com space, and it is the story of characters who belongs to India and Pakistan, so it’s a cross-border, coming-of-age rom-com,” Rakul said about the film, which sees her team up with Arjun Kapoor for the first time.
“We have already kickstarted reading sessions for the film. We will start shooting in November after the release of ‘Marjaavaan’. I hope it is going to be fun experience,” said the actress, while interacting with the media at GolbalSpa Fit and Fab Awards.
The film will be directed by debutant Kaashvie Nair and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham.
Rakul will also be seen in Kamal Haasan’s ambitious upcoming film “Indian 2”, which also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Vidyut Jammwal.
“Shooting of ï¿½Indian 2′ is going on well. (Director) Shankar sir takes a lot of time for his films and it is a 2021 release,” she let on.
Sonam Kapoor plays blind character in ‘female-hero story’
Mumbai– Sonam K. Ahuja will play a blind character in the Hindi remake of the 2011 South Korean crime thriller film “Blind”. Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who will be the creative producer of the film, calls it an “out-and-out female-hero story”.
“A friend of mine Shome Makhija is directing the film. It’s an out-and-out female-hero story,” Ghosh said.
The “Kahaani” director feels that Sonam is the right fit for this role, according to bollywoodhungama.com.
Sonam was last seen on the big screen in “The Zoya Factor” this year. The film failed to have much critical or commercial impact upon release.
She earlier told IANS: “I haven’t done any action and horror films, so these are the two genres I would love to explore. It would be so different and exciting for me because I haven’t done anything on action. So, one of these two genres would be interesting to try out.”
Taapsee Pannu: Education is solution to all problems
Mumbai– Actress Taapsee Pannu believes that education is the solution to all problems.
She recently shot for a Karamveer episode for the show “Kaun Banega Crorepati 11” where she was accompanied by Achyuta Samanta from Kalarabanka, Odisha.
He had started the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which provides free accommodation, food, healthcare and education to the tribal children of Odisha. He is also the founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIIMS).
“I went to Odisha only once, and that too in his institute for a panel discussion. That time, I had come to know about his body of work and was highly impressed. I believe education is the solution to all problems and Dr Samanta is doing a stellar job in this field,” Taapsee said.
Samanta felt glad to be a part of “KBC” hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. “This is the second time that I’ve met Mr. Bachchan on the show. Mr. Bachchan was surprised with the good work we have been doing educating more than thirty thousand ‘adivasi’ children as it is one of the most important things for an individual to grow.”
Meanwhile, Taapsee is enjoying the success of her latest film “Saand Ki Aankh”, which is based on the lives of India’s oldest sharpshooters Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. (IANS)