Bollywood Roundup: Geetika Vidya, Arjun Bijlani, Vir Das, and more…

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Geetika Vidya (Photo: Instagram)

Geetika Vidya: I was told 25 is too old an age to become an actress

Mumbai– Geetika Vidya who impressed the audience and critics alike with her performance in films like “Soni” and “Thappad”, says she is content with the wisdom that she has gained by living life on her own terms, and has never been bogged down by what others advised.

Starting her career in theatre, the Delhi girl was told several discouraging and demotivating things in her days as a budding film actor.

“When I was 21-22 years old, I was told if you want to become an actress go to Mumbai now, beyond the age of 25 you will be too old. I was told if you want to get married do it now beyond the age of 25 you will be too old. I am glad I had the wisdom to be content in my thought that I am not meant to entertain those who want to see females only below 25 years old, as their heroines in real life and on reel. With this award in my hand, I want to wish resilience for directors and actors combating stereotypes,” she said, after winning the Critics’ Choice Film Awards for her role as a police officer in “Soni”, which deals with crimes against women in the city.

Arjun Bijlani makes egg bhurji for breakfast: No take 2

Mumbai– Television actor Arjun Bijalni took over the kitchen to make some “egg bhurji” for breakfast but said that there’s no take two!

Arjun took to Instagram, where he shared a video of himself cooking. In the clip, he’s heard saying that he took four eggs and two egg yolks, finely chopped onions, green chillies to make egg bhurji.

He captioned the clip: “Egg bhurji … breakfast time .. Nasta ka vaasta .. did u like it ?? And mom is maharashtrian .im half Maharashtrian. Shooting nahi hai so no take 2.”

Ever since the lock down, Arjun has been keeping his fans and followers entertained by his updates on social media.

Vir Das excited to be back in fiction space with a strange character

Mumbai– Stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das, who is looking forward to his upcoming web series “Hasmukh”, says performing in front of a live audience is extremely different from being in a fictional film or series.

Vir Das (Photo: Facebook)

In the show, he will be seen as Hasmukh, who works hard to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

“Performing in front of a live audience is extremely different from being in a fictional film or series. I’m back on screen playing a strange and unusual character, so I’m excited,” Vir said.

The trailer of the show was released on Friday. The series follows the journey of a young man from Saharanpur who wants to be the greatest comedian in the world. While he is a great writer, he lacks comic timing. It is a story of untamed ambition.

Talking about the role of Hasmukh, he said: “He’s super awkward, soft spoken and always mild, until he murders or gets on stage. Stand-up comedians will relate to Hasmukh’s journey — well, most of it at least. We’re all looking for innovative ways to make people laugh, but this guy takes it to the next level. The trailer should give you a sneak peek into what I’m talking about, but just wait and watch!”

Also featuring Ranvir Shorey, Manoj Pahwa, Ravi Kishan, Amrita Bagchi, Suhail Nayyar, Inaamulhaq and Raza Murad, “Hasmukh” is directed by Nikhil Gonsalves and will release on April 17.

Kartik Aaryan is ‘ageing gracefully’ in lockdown!

Mumbai– Actor Kartik Aaryan on Friday posted a hilarious picture that shows him in his old version.

Kartik Aaryan

The image was created with FaceApp, which enables users to edit their own or someone else’s face to make it appear older or younger.

And it seems the coronavirus lockdown has made Kartik feel like he is growing old, going by his caption. “Ageing gracefully in lockdown,” he wrote.

He also joked, saying that it’s time to remake “Baghban”.

“Let’s remake ‘Baghban’ now. Casting for heroines role… please send in your entries,”Kartik quipped.

On the work front, Kartik will be seen in “Dostana 2” and “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2”.

Ali Fazal’s poetic mush makes Richa Chadha blush

Mumbai–At a time when the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bollywood actor Ali Fazal took time out to post a romantic post for his lady-love, actress Richa Chadha.

Ali Fazal (Photo: Twitter)

Ali took to Instagram, where he shared a black-and-white video clip of Richa and wrote some mushy poetry as caption.

“Mohabbat ke liye kuchh khaas dil makhsoos hote hain – yeh Woh ‘nagma’ hai jo har saaz pe gaya nahi jaata.- M Dehelvi. (Maafi agar urdu thhodi hili duli hai… likhna seekh raha hoon),” he captioned the video.

Richa took to the comment section and wrote: “Aww baby. Blush..”

She then again wrote: “Blush bhai kijiye.”

Richa and Ali have decided to postpone their wedding, which was scheduled to take place in April due to COVID-19.

Richa and Ali, who worked together in the “Fukrey” films, have been dating for over four years. In February, they had applied for marriage registration at a court in Mumbai.

Mrunal Thakur is Kushal Tandon’s ‘soul mate’

Mumbai– Actors Mrunal Thakur and Kushal Tandon cannot seem to stop gushing about each other lately.

On Friday, Kushal took to Instagram and posted a lovely post for Mrunal, saying she is his soul mate.

“Mrunal , love of my life ….they say your soul mate is ur lover ….that’s wrong …… soul mate can be your bestie too….sullu this life and till eternity you will always be my soul mate baby,” he wrote.

Along with it, he posted a picture in the two are seen sharing smiles with each other.

Reacting to the post, Mrunal commented: “Kushal …blessed to have someone who annoys me to death and doesn’t value me even a bit. Still love you.”

On the work front, Mrunal, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in “Super 30”, will be seen sharing screen space with Shahid Kapoor in “Jersey” and Farhan Akhtar in “Toofaan”. (IANS)

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