Bollywood Briefs: Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Huma Qureshi, Taapsee Pannu, Urvashi

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Dream to work with Karan Johar: Urvashi

Mumbai–Actress Urvashi Rautela dreams of working with filmmaker Karan Johar.

“Karan Johar is absolutely an amazing director. I dream to work with Karan,” she said.

Praising his latest release “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, she said: “‘ADHM’ is a very contemporary kind of film. Ranbir Kapoor has performed very well. Anushka Sharma is a really talented actress and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a small role, but she is always an inspiration.”

Asked about Ajay Devgn’s “Shivaay”, which clashed with “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” at the box office, Urvashi said she can’t comment as she hasn’t seen the film yet.

Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu

Hollywood stunt director eases out action scenes for Taapsee

Mumbai–Actress Taapsee Pannu found it easy to film action sequences in the upcoming film “Naam Shabana”, courtesy Hollywood stuntman and stunts director Cyril Raffaelli.

Raffaelli, known for films like “The Incredible Hulk”, “The Transporter” and “Hitman”, is responsible for creating action sequences for Taapsee in the movie, which will also star Akshay Kumar.

Asked about her experience of working with him, she said in a statement: “He is a fanatic stuntman. He makes doing an action sequence very easy. He is not only a good stunt director, but an excellent teacher too.

“He knows exactly how to mentally motivate a person which helps to perform the stunts more effectively. It’s an honour to work with him.”

The film is slated to release in 2017.

Richa Chadha admires Demi Moore

Mumbai–Actress Richa Chadha says she admires Hollywood star Demi Moore for her endeavours to “abolish sexual slavery and trafficking”.

Richa added that they also “exchanged a few words on cinema” while working together in David Womark’s Indo-American production “Love Sonia”.

“I admire that she’s a world renowned personality and still makes time and makes the effort for Thorn — her company that works to abolish sexual slavery and trafficking. I think we must aspire for the same,” Richa said in a statement.

She added: “Of all the work she has done in films, I’m most inspired by her films like ‘Ghost’ and ‘Very Good Girls’. We spoke about child sex trafficking which is also what the film was about and also exchanged a few words on cinema.”

Directed by Tabrez Noorani, “Love Sonia” also features veteran actor Anupam Kher and actress Frieda Pinto.

“Love Sonia” depicts the brutal realities of human trafficking across the globe and the film will also be shot in Mumbai followed by a schedule in Los Angeles.

“I met her on the sets of ‘Love Sonia’ in LA and was moved by her humility in our meeting. She was doing a scene with Mrunal Thakur and was completely into it,” the actress said.

Huma Qureshi’s ‘Star Wars’ connection

Actress Huma Qureshi shot at the same location as the widely popular fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” and Hollywood film “Star Wars”.

“Huma is shooting for a Delhi-based cosmetic brand in Croatia. She shot at the old town in Dubrovnik and at Rector’s Palace where fantasy show ‘Game of Thrones’ was also filmed,” said a source close to the actress.

“Huma also got the opportunity to film at the main street of Stradun, which was blocked entirely to shoot the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film,” added the source.



Shahid doesn’t want father’s hyper traits


Mumbai–Actor Shahid Kapoor says his father and actor Pankaj Kapur is a “bit hyper and over-protective”, adding that he hopes he doesnt get these traits from him while bringing up his daughter.


The actor and his wife Mira Rajput welcomed their first daughter in August. Shahid talked about his father during an appearance on an episode of “Vogue BFFs”, which will air on Saturday on Colors Infinity, read a statement from the channel.


“I think my dad is a great guy! I don’t think a guy can be that good, to begin with. There are things about him that I think are amazing, there are things about him that I don’t want to be like that with my child,” Shahid said.


The “Haider” star added: “He is an extremely nice person and he has always been a friend to me, those are the things that I would want. But he’s a bit hyper and he’s a bit over-protective. So, those are the two things that I hope I don’t do to my child.”


Asked about a piece of advice that his father had given him when he found out that he was going to become a father, Shahid said: “Actually more than a piece of advice: what my dad told me was that ‘Now, you will know all the complaints that I have always had against you’.”


“Because the one thing my dad keeps telling me is that I don’t call him enough. And I pretty much call him almost every day! But he still always complains about the fact that ‘we don’t connect enough, we don’t spend time enough’ and finally when obviously Misha happened, he told me, ‘Now you will know what it’s like when you miss your child’.”


On the work front, Shahid will soon be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Rangoon” and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus “Padmavati”.



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