Bollywood Roundup: Madhuri Dixit, Vikrant Koul, Ananya Panday, and more…

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Madhuri Dixit reveals her love for ‘Modak’ on sets of ‘Dance Deewane’

Mumbai– Acclaimed Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who is also the judge of dance reality show ‘Dance Deewane’, will be seen walking onto the sets with a Ganpati idol in her palms, along with judges Dharmesh Yelande, Tushar Kalia and hosts Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa.

Madhuri will narrate the story of her love for ‘Modak’ and says: “Modak making is about family coming together, making it together and it’s about celebrating this great festival.”

This will lead to a Modak making session on stage as Madhuri will teach everyone to make it properly. Not just this, for all the married women on set, Madhuri will do a Haldi Kumkum rasam. She will apply haldi (turmeric) and sindoor (vermillion) and also gift beautiful sarees, bindi, and bangles as part of the tradition.

All the contestants will be dedicating their performance to Lord Ganesha and also there will be Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam as special guests.

The show will conclude with Ganpati Visarjan on stage with the prayer of bringing him again the next year.

‘Dance Deewane’ airs every Saturday and Sunday on COLORS.

Vikrant Koul on playing a caring husband who cheats in ‘Hai Taubba 3’

Mumbai– Actor Vikrant Koul who made his film debut with Rani Mukerji’s ‘Mardaani’ will be seen in one of the segments of the anthology ‘Hai Taubba 3’. He plays ‘Karthik’, a married man who soon gets embroiled in a love triangle.

Vikrant Koul

Vikrant will be sharing screen space with Rutpanna Aishwarya and Amika Shail in the upcoming anthology.

Speaking about his character, Vikrant shared: “I essay the role of Karthik who is a caring and doting husband. But then, as the story progresses, you get to see other shades of his character. The whole agenda is to break societal taboos, and we tried to do the same with this story. So it fits in the real world, it is practical and relatable.”

‘Hai Taubba 3’ will focus on women and will be about women who refuse to abide by societal norms and decide to break out of their monotonous lives to live the lives they truly desire. The other segments of the series will star ‘Paurashpur’ actress Poulomi Das, ‘Splitsvilla’ fame Arshiya Arshi, Aabha Paul and others.

‘Hai Taubba 3’ will stream from September 11 on ALTBalaji.

Ananya Panday: I think I have the good qualities of ‘Money Heist’ character Tokyo

Mumbai– Actress Ananya Panday is a very vocal fan of Spanish heist drama ‘Money Heist’. She says she is quite similar to the character of ‘Tokyo’ in the show.

Ananya Panday

The character of Tokyo is played by actress Ursula Corbero.

“I think I’d be Tokyo because I would like to believe that I have some of her good qualities. I think we both are spontaneous. I am a little badass, and yeah, she knows what she wants,” says Ananya.

However, her favourite character is Denver in the show, which is currently in its fifth season and streaming on Netflix.

“My first favourite is Denver (Jaime Lorento Lopez) , because he’s super hot, and I love his personality and I love his laugh. I love Nairobi (Alba Florez) because I think she is so badass and a strong woman,” says Ananya.

Ananya will soon be seen in ‘Liger’ alongside Vijay Deverakonda.

Shilpa Rao recalls Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations with grandma

Mumbai– Singer Shilpa Rao turned nostalgic on Ganesh Chaturthi, recalling how she would celebrate the festival with her grandmother and brother as a child.

Shilpa Rao

“Ganesh Chaturthi connects me with my grandmother as when we were kids, my grandmother would do all the preparation for the Ganpati pooja, and she use to involve us (me and my brother) to set up the flowers and to make chandan,” revealed Shilpa remembering her late grandmother.

However, coming to the present time, the ‘Ghungroo’ singer makes sure to have an eco-friendly idol at her place every year.

“My Ganpati idol is eco-friendly every year, I attempt to get a clay murti which have no paint or colour on it, which is water soluble and we can easily do the Visarjan at home. Infact, I’m always looking for an idol that has seed in it or a sapling so when you put it in a pot it grows into a plant,” Shilpa informed.

The singer also urged everyone to support small local businesses especially during festival times.

“I would urge everyone to support small business including small sweet makers too, we need to support them,” she said.

Karan Aujla can’t wait to see how fans react to ‘Click That B Kickin It’

Mumbai– As the new track ‘Click That B Kickin It’, as part of his album BTFU is released, singer-songwriter Karan Aujla says that after the overwhelming response from the last two tracks, now he is eagerly waiting for the fans reaction on the new song.

Karan Aujla

‘Click That B Kickin It’ is the third song released after ‘Intro’ and ‘Chu Gon Du?’, which is part of the album BTFU. The album comprises 11 songs.

Talking about the song, Karan said, “BTFU is an extremely special passion project and ‘Click That B Kickin It’ is the second song from the album. ‘Chu Gon Do?’ received such an overwhelming response from the audience that I am excited to see how fans will react to the album.”

‘Click That B Kickin It’ is a Times Music and Speed Records exclusive, released on the YouTube channel of Speed Records. (IANS)

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