Bollywood Roundup: Taapsee Pannu, Shruti Haasan, Sneha Wagh, and more…

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Taapsee Pannu (Photo: Times of India)

Taapsee recalls ‘too many firsts’ associated with ‘Saand Ki Aankh’

Mumbai– Filmwriter Tushar Hiranandani made his directorial debut with Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu starrer “Saand Ki Aankh” last year. On his birthday on Monday, Taapsee opened up about the film calling it the “first biggest experiment” of her career.

On Monday, Taapsee shared photographs of her first look trial for her character Prakashi Tomar from the film on her verified Instagram account.

“The first look trial for #SaandKiAankh. The first biggest experiment of my career, the first time director (our over enthu teddy ) @tusharhiranandani, first time producer @nidhiparmarhira and probably the first time 2 female actors in the prime of their career decided to depict twice their age to share an equal screen space in a story never told before! Too many firsts in this one n I guess the beginner’s luck worked. Too many stories n memories attached with this one #SaandKiAankh #Archive #QuarantinePost #Throwback,” captioned the actress.

Taapsee also shared a birthday wish for Tushar on her verified Instagram account stories. “Happy birthday our very own Thanos @tusharhiranandani. Now please go kill the corona Thanos!” she wrote along with a photograph of the director.

Another actress from the film, Bhumi Pednekar also took to her verified Instagram account to wish the director on his birthday. “Here’s wishing the sweetest, super enthu, most emotional, talented papa bear @tusharhiranandani a very Happy Birthday!Love You. Dadi sending you aashirwad,” shared the actress.

Shruti Haasan excited to be only woman in ‘Yaara’ narrative of four boys

Mumbai– Actress Shruti Haasan is looking forward to the release of her upcoming film “Yaara”, which also stars Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Varma, Kenny Basumatary and Sanjay Mishra.

Shruti Haasan

” ‘Yaara’ is a unique passionate story spanned across years, and has the right amount of intensity. I am the only woman in the narrative of four boys and my character plays a pivotal part in the plot twist. I had a great time working on this project, especially with our director Tigmanshu Dhulia sir. It is a special story that needs to be told,” said Shruti.

The trailer gives a glimpse of friendship between four notorious criminals. The film is slated to open on Friendship Day, July 30.

“It’s a story of friendship that we all experience in our lives. This Friendship Day, you will relate to one of the four characters in ‘Yaara’ because the Chokdi gang will take us through a journey that we all can relate to,” said Vidyut.

For Kenny, it is an exciting project. “The trailer is out, and I hope the audience show us the same love they have given so far,” he said.

Sneha Wagh: There is need to air shows where women are powerful

Mumbai– Actress Sneha Wagh says that there is a need to air TV shows with powerful women characters.

Sneha Wagh

Sneha, who stars in the title role of the heroine-centric show “Jyoti”, said: “Initially I didn’t think of the show in a very different way. I signed it because of the opportunity but as the show went on, I realised how important it is to portray women in powerful characters and share actual everyday stories rather than only showing rich families who are always decked up in good clothes and heavy jewellery. There is a need to air shows where women are powerful. We have a patriarchal society and will continue to be so unless we change that mindset.”

“After doing ‘Jyoti’, I consciously did roles that played a very important part in the story. Even when I was offered to play a mother, I made sure that the character had a very big impact on the protagonist’s life. I think this was my way of telling women that even they are strong and that was my way of giving back to society,” added the actress.

Purnendu Shekhar, writer of the serial, said: “‘Jyoti’ is inspired by a person who was very close to me. She used to tie rakhi to me. So she was like my sister. Her story was waiting to be told, and it was easier to keep the story real as the twists and turns did take place in her life. Most scenes and also dialogues have actually taken place.”

Kajol expresses her ‘unnatural prem’ for old hairstyle

Mumbai– It is flashback Monday for actress Kajol, as she went down memory lane to recall the time when she sported wavy and voluminous hair.

Kajol (Photo: Facebook)

Taking to her Instagram account, Kajol posted a picture in which she is seen flaunting wavy and curly locks.

“What… I swear this hairstyle was in trend.. once upon a time,” she captioned the image, which seems to be from the 1990s.

She added: “#InStyle #UnnaturalPerm #MeWhenI.”

Reacting to the throwback image, fans showered Kajol with a lot of funny comments.

A user commented: “After a hair wash and no spa currently, this is how I look.”

Another one wrote: “You look so good in this hairstyle.”

On the work front, Kajol will be seen making her digital debut with film “Tribhanga”, which is directed by Renuka Shahane. It is drama set in Mumbai, weaving a complex tale that goes back and forth through three generations of the same family, from the late 1980s to modern-day.

Shilpa Shetty’s yoga tips to beat lockdown muscle stress

Mumbai– Months of being confined at home and the inability to go for a walk or hit the gym has led to stiffening of muscles and backache among many. Actress and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty has a few simple yoga tips.

Shilpa Shetty (Photo: Twitter)

On Monday, Shilpa shared a video on her verified Instagram account where she can be seen performing Vyaghrasana, Marjariasana, and Utthana Vyaghrasana among other asanas that help enhance flexibility of the body.

“Our bodies are getting rusty without the same movement, agility, and exercise we were accustomed to; before this pandemic hit us. Daily travels have drastically reduced for a majority of us, leaving us with very little physical activity. For me, carrying my 5-month baby is affecting my lower back… So, I’ve been practicing a combination of yoga asanas like Vyaghrasana, Marjariasana, and Utthana Vyaghrasana. This combination gives my body some much-needed stretches and flexes, strengthens my back, and stretches the abdominal muscles. It also improves mobility in the hips, relieves stiffness in the lower back, and improves the body’s balance. Ah! A great way to start my day. How have you begun yours?” captioned the actress.

The 45-year-old star’s penchant for fitness is only too well known, and she practices yoga religiously every day to stay in sizzling shape. Apart from yoga, she believes in a balanced diet to maintain her age-defying looks. Shilpa regularly shares yoga videos on her verified social media accounts to motivate fans.

Radhika Madan reveals how photoshoots are after a ‘leg day’

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Radhika Madan’s hilarious new photograph shows how a photoshoot is like after a “leg day”.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra (Photo: Facebook)

Radhika took to Instagram and shared a snapshot from a photo-shoot where she is seen bending down and holding her knee with one hand and the wall with the other.

In the image she is seen dressed in jeans and a grey crop top.

“Photoshoot after leg day be like,” read her caption.

Radhika recently shared two pictures. The first image was a beautiful black and white one, but it was the second snapshot that caught the attention of fans.

In the second image, Radhika professes her love for golgappas. “Eyes locked. Heart raced. Mind stopped. #kuchkuchhotahai #tumnahisamjhoge,” she captioned the image.

Radhika was last seen in “Angrezi Medium”, the last Bollywood release before the lockdown, and also the final film of the late Irrfan Khan. The comedy revolves around the relationship between a single father, played by Irrfan, and his daughter, essayed by Radhika.

Rakul Preet Singh is ‘waiting for the world to be normal’

New Delhi– Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh has described what “waiting for the world to be normal” is like for her, through her expressive snapshot on Instagram.

Rakul Preet (Photo: Facebook)

In the image, Rakul Preet is seen resting her head on the table with a faraway gaze. She describes the look with the words: “Waiting for the world to be normal be like…” The image currently has 778K likes.

Rakul Preet recently shared a glimpse from her outdoor session with her father. She posted a clip in which she can be seen playing badminton with her father in her residential society premises.

The actress arrived in Delhi from Mumbai last month. She even shared her experience of travelling amid the Covid pandemic, sharing a picture of her arrival at the airport. In the image, she is seen wearing a PPE suit, face shield, gloves and a mask.

Sunny Leone is ‘social distancing at the beach’

Los Angeles– Sunny Leone hit the beach with her “hottie” Daniel Weber but was careful enough to maintain social distancing norms.

Sunny Leone (Photo: Facebook)

Sunny took to her official Instagram account, where she posted a picture of herself in a bright blue swimsuit. She completed her look with a black baseball cap and sunglasses.

“Social distancing at the beach!! Can’t get any better then this! California LOVE!” she wrote alongside the image.

The actress also shared a picture with her husband Daniel Weber. “In the sunshine with this hottie @dirrty99,” she wrote alongside the image.

Last week, Sunny spent a day at the beach with her “man” Daniel and her “little nuggets” — Nisha, Noah and Asher. She took to Instagram and shared a string of pictures of her day at the beach.

“At the beach with my man @dirrty99 and our little nuggets!!” she had captioned the image.

On the work front, Sunny will next be seen in “Veeramadevi” and “Koka Kola”. (IANS)

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