Bollywood Roundup: Rekha, Ayushmaan Khurrana, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and more…

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Rekha looks ageless in ‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin’ promo

Mumbai– Iconic actress Rekha can be seen with her poise and perfect portrayal of emotions in the newly-launched promo of the show ‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin’.

In her intense voice, she tells the upcoming twist in the story of Sai (Ayesha Singh) and Virat (Neil Bhatt) in the promo of ‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin’.

This serial brings out a love triangle between Patralekha (Aishwarya Sharma), Sai(Ayesha Singh) and Virat (Neil Bhatt) and as a new turn is about to come in their relationship, the show has launched this promo.

Producer Rajesh Ram Singh shares about the same and says: “Viewers have showered us with love and affection since the day ‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin’ has gone on air. Over a period of time, this love has only grown and people are connecting with the characters and the storyline on an altogether different level.

“With this upcoming twist on the show, we will be offering our audience another perspective and a peek into the emotional turmoil of our central characters. The promo has also been conceptualised after a lot of thought and Rekha ji has simply made it magical with her presence and top-notch performance.”

‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin’ airs on Star Plus.

Ayushmaan Khurrana shares emotional message on Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary

Mumbai– Ayushmaan Khurrana took to social media on Wednesday to pay an emotional tribute to legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar on his birthday.

Ayushmaan Khurrana

Wishing the late Kishore Kumar on his birth anniversary, Ayushmaan sang Kishore Kumar’s popular song ‘Chookar mere mann ko’ with a mashup of ‘Moh moh ke dhaage’ from his film ‘Dum Laga ke Haisha’ in a short video post.

The singer-actor wrote that he could not sleep the previous night because it is Kishore Kumar’s birthday. “Happy birthday Kishore da! You don’t sleep the entire night and then record this early in the morning. And you don’t get sleep coz it’s Kishore da’s birthday.”

Ayushmaan is currently shooting for ‘Doctor G’ in Bhopal which also happens to be Kishore Kumar’s birthplace. The actor wrote about the coincidence. “And I’m in his state MP! Bhopal is treating me well. Khandwa, his birthplace is just two hours away from here.”

Aysuhmaan dressed in a casual T-shirt is accompanied by pianist Akshay Varma who trained the actor for ‘Andhadhun’ and now for ‘Doctor G’. He wrote, “And pls welcome @akshayvarma04, my musician friend, who trained me with the piano in Andhadhun. And now he’s training me with the dialect for Doctor G! As of now ‘Tu jo kahe jeewan bhar tere liye main gaaoon.’ The song of an artiste who is immortal. #HappyBirthdayKishoreDa.”

Tannishtha Chatterjee roped in for ‘fiery’ role in ‘Cartel’

Mumbai– Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee who is known for her films like ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’, ‘Parched’, and ‘UnIndian’ opposite Brett Lee, has joined the cast of upcoming action-drama ‘Cartel’.

Tannishtha Chatterjee

She plays a pivotal role of ‘Romila’ who is an author, opposite Madhu Bhau (essayed by Jitendra Joshi) in the series ‘Cartel’. The actress will be performing a pole dance in one of the sequences.

While speaking about her character, Tannishtha quips: “Romila is a very fiery character. She owns her body, her mind, and her sexuality. But behind all her outward strength, there is a hidden pain of non-acceptance. This complex mixture was what intrigued me to play Romila. I was really interested in playing someone that most people would not see me as. Romila is a very different character than my real personality and yes, the pole dancing was one of the highlights for me as well.”

‘Cartel’ is streaming from August 20 on ALTBalaji.

Anil Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan to star in new discovery+ content

Mumbai,– OTT platform discovery+ has announced a host of new projects for the Indian audience. The platform is coming up with new content featuring Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Pandey and Nora Fatehi, among others.

Anil Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan

After the first season of the popular cooking show ‘Star vs Food’, ‘Star vs Food S2’ in collaboration with Korea Tourism and backed by Endemol India, will feature celebs like Ananya Panday, Anil Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Badshah and other prominent personalities.

Sharing his experience of being on the show, Anil Kapoor said: “Being blessed with excellent culinary artists in my home and family, I have never had to enter the kitchen to prepare a meal for myself. Star vs Food S2 set me up against a challenge of cooking a scrumptious meal for my loved ones and I must say, this was a much more daunting task than acting. Undoubtedly, it has been an exhilarating experience and I can’t wait to make my family proud with this new notch in my belt.”

Actress Sara Ali Khan will be seen in a new avatar as the franchise of ‘Mission Frontline’ returns in August. Sara will be seen performing extreme physical training routines alongside the Veerangana Force, India’s first female commando unit to tackle rising crimes against women in Assam.

American reality television series ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ is going to be adapted for the Indian audience, giving Indian brides an opportunity to search for their perfect wedding dress! The online auditions for this show produced by ABP Studios have already begun.

The new discovery+ original series ‘Money Mafia’, produced by Chandra Talkies, is set to document India’s biggest scams. Launching on August 4, the series is an in-depth look at some of the biggest financial scams the country has ever seen from the perspective of the victims and the preparators.

Speaking on the announcement of the new content line up, Megha Tata, Managing Director-South Asia, Discovery Inc said: “Our upcoming content slate demonstrates our constant determination of bringing original, full of life, bold and unexpected stories to our audience. By onboarding personalities from different walks of life like sports, Bollywood, music and comedy among others, we have made a conscious effort at expanding our reach and engaging with a new set of audience.”

After Deepika Padukone, rapper Raftaar invests in FrontRow app

Mumbai– Rapper Raftaar has invested in the FrontRow app, six months after Deepika Padukone invested in the same platform.

Raftaar

After investing in the learning and community platform, Raftaar told IANS: “I am very excited to be joining forces with the stellar crew at FrontRow and see how I can add value in fostering the culture of non-academic education across India. In my teenage years, I was always motivated by the creative arts and felt like a misfit in the conventional educational setup. I have always believed there is more to life than traditional degrees and textbook knowledge and skill development deserves its spotlight now, more than ever.”

Elaborating how the app would be beneficial for the youth in rural areas due to unlimited avenues, he added: “Whilst interacting with young minds during my tours in different cities, I realised that rural India has alternate passions, most of which it cannot pursue. The students would come up to me and talk about their acting, singing, and filmmaking dreams. They didn’t want to do engineering, IT, or medical. But they had limited avenues because they weren’t in Mumbai or New Delhi.”

Emphasising the necessity of the app in today’s times, he said: “I want to make non-academic learning accessible and affordable for small-town Indians and hope to do so as I embark on this new journey. A big shout out to my partner, Ankit Khanna (AK Projekts) for making this happen.”

FrontRow has secured an undisclosed amount from Raftaar and AK Projekts. The fundraise came six months after Frontrow secured seed funding of $3.2 million from Deepika Padukone, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Elevation Capital (formerly SAIF Partners).

Reflecting on the development, Mikhil Raj, co-founder, FrontRow told IANS: “We are excited to join hands with Raftaar on the mission of democratising access to learning with partnerships with some of the industry’s finest peers and experts at an affordable price from the comfort of your home. We continue to aspire to make learning accessible, easier, and enjoyable at FrontRow with partnerships like these.” (IANS)

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