Bollywood Roundup: Amitabh Bachchan, Shama Sikander, Jacqueline Fernandes, and more…

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Big B, Dia Mirza lend support to PETA founder’s new book ‘Animalkind’

Mumbai– Ingrid Newkirk, who is the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has come up with a new book, “Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion”, and she has been receiving a lot of support from the celebrities across the world, including Bollywood’s Amitabh Bachchan and Dia Mirza.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened,” Big B said.

“This is such a wonderful book,” Dia said.

The book explores research into animal intelligence, feelings, and communication.

Shama Sikander sizzles in new outfit and nose ring

Mumbai– Actress Shama Sikander looks ecstatically pretty and charming in a new set of pictures, where she goes ethnic with jewellery. The actress, who doesn’t have to try too hard to make a style statement, seems like she is in a dreamy mood in the pics.

Shama Sikander (Photo: Facebook)

Not long back, she opened up before the media about her phase of depression. The website newstracklive.com reported her as saying that it took her years to understand that she was in depression. She recalled how she had no desire to do anything, the website reported.

The actress was last seen on the big screen in the 2019 thriller, “Bypass Road”. Shama, who gave a series of notable performances on television, was last seen on the small screen as the antagonist in the show, “Baal Veer”. This year, she appears in the music video “Majnu Mix”.

Jacqueline Fernandes ‘super excited’ to work with Asim Riaz in music video

Mumbai– Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandes says is “super excited” to work with “Bigg Boss 13” runner-up Asim Riaz in a music video.

Jacqueline Fernandes and Varun Dhawan and TOIFA Press Conference in Dubai

“The song is very relevant and modern and will be extremely fun. I loved just the idea of it, too. The tale we’re telling through this music video is magical. The concept of song and the music video were too enticing, for me to pass it up. The choreography and the steps are traditional and desi but has a modern touch too which overall fits beautifully in this story of eternal love. The team and I have been prepping and rehearsing to get every nuance right,” said Jacqueline.

She added: “I am super excited to be working with Asim Riaz for the first time. The music video is going to be a visual treat for everyone. We’re looking forward to everyone seeing it. I really loved working on this, because it was a passion project for me.”

Earlier, the actress and Asim took to Instagram Story and posted boomerang videos in which they can be seen doing dance rehearsals at a studio.

In the video, Jacqueline sports athleisure while Asim dons a yellow T-shirt.

“Here we go,” Asim captioned the video.

According to the reports, the song is a folk number composed by Tanishk Bagchi. It has been sung by Neha Kakkar.

Fans are going gaga after watching the videos.

Radhika Madan: Clothes don’t define us

Mumbai– Actress Radhika Madan says she gets baffled when she finds how women are still made to feel “judged” for something like a bra-strap.

Radhika Madan (Photo: IMDb.com)

The actress has come forward to lend her support to women, shamed for their peeking bra straps. She has come on board as the face of “Baar Bra Dekho”, an unique initiative by MTV to spread the word against strap shaming and normalise conversations around it.

“Awkward stares, nasty glances, unwanted touch – almost all of us have been subjected to such instances while travelling in public transport or otherwise. It baffles me to see how women are still made to feel judged for something like a bra-strap showing that should have been normalised long ago,” Radhika said.

“Clothes don’t define us and it’s simply a woman’s call on what she chooses to wear and how. I am glad to lend my voice to a thought provoking initiative like ‘Baar Bra Dekho’ that lets women give back and be at comfort. Let’s celebrate this Women’s Day differently and choose not to feel awkward for our bra straps showing. Straps don’t shame, so you shouldn’t also,” she added.

Taapsee: Book on my life incomplete without Anubhav Sinha

Mumbai– Actress Taapsee Pannu says director Anubhav Sinha has spoilt his actors for delivering their best and that not just her filmography but the book of her life — if ever there is one — shall be incomplete without writing about him.

Taapsee Pannu (Photo: Times of India)

Taapsee on Thursday took to Instagram, where she shared a photograph of herself with Sinha, with whom she has worked in films like “Mulk” and the upcoming film “Thappad”.

She captioned the image: “That day and now I am the biggest fan of your love affair with words and lines. The proud witness of version 2.0, I really don’t know if I am a bigger fan of the writer/director or the human being he is!”

“He has spoilt his actors for delivering their best and being their best. Not just my filmography but the book of my life (if ever there is one) shall be incomplete without writing about you. (And since it’s writing, I shall send it to you only for doctoring) Yet another Friday for us and with full faith in the honesty with which we made our career’s best film, we shall soon get back to breaking our own record! Zindabad.” (IANS)

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