Bollywood Roundup: Vikrant Massey, Deepika Padukone, Yami Gautam, and more…

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Deepika among my finest co-actors: Vikrant Massey

Mumbai– Actor Vikrant Massey, who will soon be seen in the Meghna Gulzar-directed “Chhapaak”, only has glowing praise for Deepika Padukone, his co-star in the film.

“It was great working with her. I have always said this that she is one of the finest co-actors I have worked with in my career,” said Vikrant, while interacting with the media in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Deepika and Vikrant have been cast together for the first time in “Chhapaak”, a film based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Deepika plays Laxmi while Vikrant essays her boyfriend.

About the overall experience of working in “Chhapaak”, Vikrant said: “I really had a nice experience working on the film. We have completed the shooting and it is to release in two months’ time, so, I am keeping my fingers crossed.”

“Chhapaak” is co-produced by Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar in collaboration with Fox Star Studios. The film is scheduled for release on January 10, 2020.

Deepika shares Ranveer’s anniversary beauty prep picture

Mumbai– Actress Deepika Padukone shared a glimpse of her actor husband Ranveer Singh’s beauty preparations for their first wedding anniversary.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika took to her Instagram stories, where she posted a photograph of the “Gully Boy” star getting beauty treatments.

The image showed Ranveer with a face mask on and his hair in a steamer.

“In preparation for his first wedding anniversary,” she captioned the photograph.

The star couple tied the knot on November 14, 2018 at Lake Como in Italy.

On the acting front, Deepika will next be seen in director Meghna Gulzar’s “Chhapaak”, a film based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, which is also produced by her.

She will also be seen sharing screen space with Ranveer in filmmaker Kabir Khan’s “’83”.

Ranveer plays Kapil Dev, who led the underdog Indian cricket team to a famous victory against the mighty West Indies in the final of the 1983 World Cup. Deepika plays Kapil’s wife Romi.

“’83” also features Tahir Raj Bhasin, Ammy Virk, Hardy Sandhu, and Chirag Patil among others. The film is co-produced by Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.

Yami Gautam: It’s not easy to be self made in Bollywood

New Delhi– Actress Yami Gautam, who has given a string of hits like “Vicky Donor”, “Kaabil”, “Uri: The Surgical Strike” and “Bala”, is very happy the way her career has shaped up and says it is not easy to be in Bollywood and be self made and make it on your own.

Yami Gautam

Asked how does the brush with stardom feel like, Yami told IANS: “I am aware of how I feel evolved as an actor… There’s ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘Badlapur’, ‘Kaabil’ and Sarkaar, it did not do well but it will still be a special film because of Amitabh Bachchan, then ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and now ‘Bala’.”

“Of course, I feel evolved and I don’t think that way that I am star… I am still that pahadi, Chandigarh girl which I love about myself that is very important… Films is a part of my entire life… Having said that there is a lot of gratitude. It is not easy to be here (Bollywood) and be self made and make it on your own,” she added.

Yami is thankful for all the good work and love coming her way.

“There are so many talented boys and girls out there probably who couldn’t get the opportunity… I am glad and thankful that I got and getting such opportunities to work with such filmmakers on such good scripts,” she said.

Soni Razdan: Institution of marriage is crumbling

Mumbai– Actress Soni Razdan feels that the institution of marriage is crumbling with women becoming more economically independent.

Soni Razdan (Photo: Instagram)

Soni, who will be seen in a cameo role in Hotstar Specials’ “Out of Love”, also opened up about infidelity, saying she looks at the subject very objectively.

“‘Out of Love’ is a show that looks at the subject of infidelity and how that affects the bonds between people. Today, with women becoming more economically independent, the institution of marriage seems to be crumbling. I am not advocating infidelity, just looking at it very objectively,” Soni said.

“There is nothing great about cheating on someone but it seems to be happening all the time so perhaps it’s the institution of marriage itself that’s not working. While marriage served a purpose 100 years ago; that purpose may not be the same now. Women are not so easily taken for granted today. Having said that, there is no reason for people to not get married. Everything is workable if there is a sense of equilibrium in whatever it is that you choose to do,” she added.

Soni will be sharing screen space with the protagonist of the show Rasika Dugal, along with Purab Kohli and Harsh Chhaya.

A five-part drama series, “Out of Love” is a gripping portrait of a marriage that is poisoned by infidelity, lies and heartbreak. Soni will be seen essaying the role of Purab’s mother in the series.

Produced by BBC Studios, “Out of Love” will stream on Hotstar VIP from November 22. It is co-directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Aijaz Khan.

Sonu Sood lends support to Indian Badminton team

Mumbai– Actor Sonu Sood has decided to help the Indian Badminton team for the annual Special Olympics Asia Pacific.

Sonu Sood

Besides motivating them personally, Sonu has also sponsored their travel and stay during the Special Olympics, which is being held in Bangkok.

According to a source, the “Happy New Year” actor is taking keen interest in their training and is in constant touch with the coach to check if there is anything that the team requires for the championship.

“Sonu has always held sports in the highest regard. When he got to know that our Indian badminton team will be going for such a prestigious competition, he didn’t think twice before offering his help. He is really excited to see how these six players perform and make India proud, the source added.

“I wish them best of luck and I’m sure they will make India proud. My all support to them,” Sonu said.

Kriti Sanon paired opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Bachchan Pandey’

Mumbai– Actress Kriti Sanon will be seen paired opposite actor Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film “Bachchan Pandey”, which is slated to release on Christmas 2020.

Kriti Sanon

A tweet from the official account of production company Nadiadwala Grandson read: “We’re extremely happy and elated to announce the charming @kritisanon is here to make our Christmas 2020 merrier than ever! Welcome back to the #NGEFamily with #BachchanPandey!”

Kriti said that she is beyond excited to work with Akshay and director Farhad Samji, with whom she collaborated with for the film “Housefull 4”.

“Thrilled and beyond excited for this reunion! This Christmas is gonna be indeed a Merry Merry one! Can’t wait to start #BachchanPandey,” she said.

Details about the film are still under wraps.

“Bachchan Pandey” marks the tenth collaboration between Nadiadwala and Akshay.

The duo earlier worked together in films like “Heyy Babyy”, “Jaan-E-Mann”, “Waqt Humara hai” and the “Housefull” franchise. (IANS)

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