Bollywood Roundup: Shalini Kapoor, Pranati Rai Prakash, Pooja Banerjee, and more…

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Shalini Kapoor develops interest in interior designing

Mumbai– Actress Shalini Kapoor is using her lockdown free time to learn about interior designing.

Shalini, who is known for her roles in television shows such as “Devon K Dev… Mahadev”, “Qubool Hai” and “Saath Phere” among others, started redesigning her house to put knowledge into practice.

“While I was traveling for my shoots for Qabool Hai second season last year, I was reading books on interior designing. I have taken a lot of inspiration from Twinkle Khanna, too, and I’m more creative now,” Shalini tells IANS.

She adds: “I was aiming to redesign my house since December last year. So, I managed to have a good stock of required stuff I would need. Now, I’m completely redesigning my house. I started with my bedroom. I’m glad with the look and proud of myself.”

Pranati Rai Prakash: We should start valuing what we’ve taken for granted

Mumbai– Actress Pranati Rai Prakash feels the current Covid pandemic tells us we should start valuing what we have taken for granted.

Pranati Rai Prakash

“We are In a place where we are running out of oxygen, the very essential. We should start valuing what we’ve taken for granted so often. Give to the planet it’s due love and hope it comes back to us with blessing. Praying for the situation to get better and lives to heal, for us to heal and revive, ” the actress shares with IANS.

On the work front Pranati has a busy schedule ahead. She will be seen in Ekta Kapoor’s web series “Cartel”, and also features in Abbas-Mastan’s upcoming digital film, “Penthouse”, co-starring Bobby Deol and Arjun Rampal. She will also start shooting for her upcoming web series “Blackwoods” soon.

Pooja Banerjee: People feel actors only make Insta stories and aren’t bothered

Mumbai– “Kumkum Bhagya” actress Pooja Banerjee says she is grateful to be able to work in these tough times. She hopes people understand that actors, too, are going through pandemic stress like everyone else.

Pooja Banerjee

“I feel blessed that I am able to work and entertain everyone during such a difficult time. Team Kumkum Bhagya wants to inspire people to be strong and resilient through the show. However, I must mention that people feel actors only shoot and make Insta stories and we aren’t that bothered, but they forget we’re humans and we have families too,” she says.

Pooja adds: “I have friends and family members who’ve tested positive, I do check up on them and help people find beds or medicines or anything else that they need. I just don’t advertise it, but that doesn’t mean I am not helping people. Whatever is happening around us, it does impact us too.”

The actress feels one should spread the message of positivity in a situation like this, on social media.

“Personally, with everything that is happening in the world, social media has actually become overwhelming for me. Scrolling through several posts about the scenario of the country makes me anxious and I am trying to do my bit by helping out people in need by spreading positive messages. In difficult times like these, I really feel it is our duty to make everyone around us feel safe and secure and make them smile one way or the other and that’s what I am trying to do as well,” says Pooja, who plays Rhea Mehra in the popular Zee Tv show.

Sonnalli Seygall to spend birthday at Kalimpong bootcamp

Mumbai– Actress Sonnalli Seygall will spend her birthday on May 1 at a bootcamp in Kalimpong, a scenic small town in her home state of West Bengal.

Sonnalli Seygall

Since all shooting has stopped owing to Covid lockdown, the actress had time to leave the city and has already reached her hometown.

“Given the current situation, my shoots got stalled and that left me with a lot of free time. So, I came to my home state West Bengal. There’s a small town here called Kalimpong. It’s very secluded and it has a beautiful weather,” said the actress, known for her role in “Pyaar Ka Punchnama”.

She feels that staying away from work for a while and close to the nature will help her rejuvenate.

“I’m working on my body and mind and trying to use this time constructively. So, this bootcamp seemed like a great activity,” says the actress.

Due to the pandemic, the actress has had a lot of time for herself and learning new things.

“I’ve been doing kickboxing, yoga and meditation. I’ve been going for some short but hectic treks. So, it’s helping me keep my mind and body healthy. I also plan to visit a couple of monasteries and chant with the monks. I plan to dedicate one chanting session for the world to get rid of the pandemic, ” she says.

Sonu Sood: Everyone please come forward, we need more helping hands

Mumbai– Actor Sonu Sood took to Instagram on Wednesday to urge more people to come forward and help those who are suffering due to Covid.

Sonu Sood

He posted a screen recording of his phone that shows the actor has been getting messages from people asking for help continuously. He says he is trying to help as many people as possible.

“The speed at which we get requests across the country. Trying my best to reach out to everyone. Everyone…Please come forward. We need more helping hands. Do your best to the best of your capabilities,” he wrote.

The actor tested Covid positive a while back, but was back to helping people as soon as he recovered from the virus.

Sonu was appointed brand ambassador of Punjab’s Covid vaccination programme by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh earlier this month. Last year, during lockdown, he helped thousands of migrants reach home safely. He also provided e-rickshaws to the unemployed. (IANS)

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