Bollywood Roundup: Divya Khosla Kumar, Ronnie Screwvala, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Dileep

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Divya Khosla Kumar learns Kathak for ‘Bulbul’

Mumbai– Filmmaker actress Divya Khosla Kumar took Kathak lessons for her upcoming short film “Bulbul”. She says that it is a widely followed art form and it is important to do it the right way.

Divya Khola Kumar (Photo: Twitter)

Divya, will be seen playing several characters like a turbaned Sikh; she not only adorned the look but observed a few friends and relatives to get into the skin of that character. Similarly, she is playing a kathak dancer in the film.

“Its a widely followed art form and to stay true to your art form its important to do it the correct way. The girls who taught me were so supportive and patient to let me learn every form well,” Divya said in a statement.

“Bulbul” is extensively shot in Shimla and will be releasing on Friday.

Directed by Ashish Pande, the film also features Shiv Pandit and Elli Avram.

Media needs five to ten entrepreneurs: Ronnie Screwvala

 New Delhi– Bollywood producer Ronnie Screwvala feels the media and entertainment industry needs “phenomenal and visionary entrepreneurs”.

Ronnie Screwvala (Photo: Wikipedia)

“There are new sectors in India which have erupted due to phenomenal and visionary entrepreneur leaders. The media industry needs to discover them and invite them,” Screwvala told IANS here.

“We will not go to the next level until we have five or six entrepreneurs. In the past, we had Subhash Chandra, who did work for television. Today, we need those entrepreneurs. Media needs five to ten entrepreneurs,” added the former Disney UTV managing director, who on Tuesday addressed a session at the CII Media and Entertainment Summit here.

Screwvala is the brain behind RSVP — Ronnie Screwvala’s motion picture company, and has a few projects in the pipeline.

He is making a film on blind cricket. Besides that, he is also backing “Uri”, which is based on the story of India’s surgical strike on terrorist hubs in Pakistan.

He is also co-producing Aamir Khan’s “Salute” — a biopic on India’s first astronaut Rakesh Sharma.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee turns certified water diver (TV Snippets)

Mumbai– TV actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee is now a certified water diver.

“Its really an achievement for me to be certified water diver. I have learned swimming a month back for the dive. Later got my dive training from Dive India institute and SSI certified me as water diver after I passed out my examinations for it,” Devoleena said in a statement.

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Devoleena, who is popularly known as Gopi bahu, added that she is excited that she can dive now.

“I’m really excited as now I can go anywhere around the world to dive. Coming April, I will finish my advance dives too, which will have 30 metres depth,” she added.

My father made me a champion: Additi Gupta

Actress Additi Gupta, known for shows like “Qubool Hai”, “Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil” and “Ishqbaaaz”, says her father made her a champion.

“I share a fun-filled relationship with my father. I’m thankful to him that he taught me to play different games be it indoors or outdoors. He is actually a sports teacher for me. We play games like badminton, volleyball and tennis. He made me a champion,” she said in a statement.

Additi says her father inspires her.

Kerala court accepts chargesheet against superstar Dileep

Kochi– A Kerala trial court on Tuesday accepted a chargesheet which has named Malayalam superstar Dileep as an accused in a case involving the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of an actress in February.

Dileep (Photo: Wikipedia)

The Angamaly Magistrate Court accepted the chargesheet which names a total of 12 persons including Dileep’s former wife Manju Warrier who is a key witness.

The chargesheet was filed by the police probe team on November 22.

Pulsar Suni, who master-minded the kidnap, is the first accused and the charges slapped against him include rape and conspiracy.

The 650-page chargesheet includes secret depositions. Among the list of witnesses, around 50 are from the film industry.

The popular actress was abducted when she was on her way from Thrissur to Kochi, forcibly driven around in her vehicle for about two hours and allegedly molested before being dumped near an actor-director’s home.

Suni and his accomplices involved in the actual abduction were arrested a week later.

Dileep was arrested on July 10.

After 85 days in jail, he got conditional bail and has been on a religious sojourn but is yet to get back into acting, even as four of his films are under various stages of production. (IANS)


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