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‘Rubaru Roshni’ is very introspective, says Aamir Khan

Mumbai– Superstar Aamir Khan, who is looking forward to the release of his production venture titled ‘Rubaru Roshni’, has said his forthcoming film is very introspective in its nature.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan was interacting with the media at the special screening of ‘Rubaru Roshni’ along with film’s director Svati Chakravarty on Thursday in Mumbai.

‘Rubaru Roshni’ revolves around the virtue of forgiveness. The film talks about Khalistan movement which was at its peak during 1984 and terrorist attack on Mumbai on November 2008.

Talking about how he decided to produce ‘Rubaru Roshni’, Khan said, “When Svati (Svati Chakravarty) told me that I want to make a film on forgiveness, I said ‘I am on, and that ‘we are producing it and you make it.’ That time, we didn’t know in which medium we will show it to the audience.

I hope to see Boman with me on-screen again: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has worked with Boman Irani in “Lakshya”, “Waqt – The Race Against Time and “Bhootnath Returns”, says he would love to collaborate with him on-screen again.

Amitabh Bachchan (Photo: Twitter)

Amitabh spoke at the launch of Boman’s production house Irani MovieTone here on Thursday. He said it takes guts for an actor to start his own production house.

“There are very few among us who are actually brave enough to start something like this that Boman has. I congratulate Boman and to this wonderful company that he has launched. May this ever succeed and may this produce many more writers that we so desperately need.

“I hope to see Boman with me on-screen again, but for God sake, I hope that he will not upstage me again,” Big B said.

The veteran actor stressed on the importance of a writer.

“I have always believed that a writer is the most important person in a project. They conceive the story, they write the screenplay,” he said, and praised Boman for recognising the importance of writers in the filmmaking process.

Don’t want to get comfortable in one genre: Kriti Sanon

Mumbai– Actress Kriti Sanon, who has three comedy films in the pipeline, says she does not want to get comfortable in one genre and wants to explore more.

Actress Kriti Sanon

The actress was present at the trailer launch of the upcoming entertainer “Luka Chuppi” here on Thursday.

She said: “I do not want to get comfortable in one space or genre of film. Yes, it is true that I have associated with a happy film, as my last was ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, which was a success… Coincidentally, my next two films — ‘Arjun Patiala’ and ‘Housefull 4’ are also happy films.

“But I am not looking at these things that way. For me, the connection with a film happens through a story. I want to explore,” Kriti said.

Was apprehensive to play character much older than me: Amrita Rao

Mumbai– Actress Amrita Rao says she was apprehensive about taking up the role of Meena Tai Thackeray in the biopic of late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray in “Thackeray” because it involved age transformation from a teenager to a 60-year-old lady.

Meena Tai, wife of Bal Thackeray, never came into the spotlight.

While finding a reference point was challenging for the actress, talking about other difficulties in playing the role, Amrita told IANS here: “My character in the film has a wide graph from when Meena Tai gets married to Bala sahab as a teenager and it goes on from her 20s to her 60s.

“So, there are different phases of her life that have been projected on-screen. While heavy make-up was helping to get the look right, getting the perfect acting and body language was very important. So, initially I was apprehensive to play a character that is much older than me.

Divya Khosla Kumar to turn showstopper at LFW

Mumbai– Actress-director Divya Khosla Kumar will turn showstopper for Chennai-based designer Parvathi Dasari at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019.

Dasari, a handloom revivalist, will make her debut at LFW with the launch of her new line ‘The Tropical Paradise’ on February 1. The collection is an initiative to create awareness around saving nature.

“I am very excited to be back on ramp and walk for Parvathi Dasari from Chennai who has worked extensively with the weavers of India. The beauty of her designs is how she has used age-old weaves and created modern designs in traditional Indian silhouettes. I am looking forward to showcase her couture handloom line at LFW,” Divya said in a statement.

Dia Mirza, Neha Dhupia to mentor Miss India contestants

Mumbai– Former Miss Asia Pacific Dia Mirza and Femina Miss India 2002 Neha Dhupia will mentor contestants of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2019.

Dia Mirza

The winner will represent India at the Miss World pageant. The others too stand a chance to represent the country at international pageants like Miss Grand International and Miss United Continents.

The top three contestants from every state will win a Golden Ticket to the State’s Zonal crowning ceremony which will be held in Bengaluru (South Zone) on February 24, Delhi (North Zone) on March 6, Pune (West Zone) on April 2, and Kolkata (East Zone) on April 23. Each state winner will make it to the grand finale which will be held in June.

Pallavi Sharda wants to go back to dancing

New Delhi– Actress Pallavi Sharda is looking forward to finding a bit more ‘me time and to going back to her passion — dance, this year.

“I am really looking forward to finding a bit more ‘me time’ and to getting back to some of my core passions such as dance. 2018 was an incredibly busy year, so this year I want to make sure I have a few moments to breathe in between the madness,” Pallavi told IANS.

“If possible, I would love to find time to do a yoga teacher training course,” added the actress, who is a classical Indian dancer.

On her projects, the “Lion” star said: “This year is already filled with exciting projects internationally and I can’t wait to be able to talk about them. I am especially looking forward to the release of ‘Beecham House’ in the UK and then its global release.

Akshay Kumar to participate in marathon aimed at tackling menstrual taboos

Lucknow– Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will participate in the Lucknow leg of a nationwide Run4Niine marathon aimed at tackling menstrual taboos, it was announced on Thursday.

Akshay Kumar

The marathon will be held in 500 cities across India on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.

Run4Niine is expanding its nationwide ‘#18to82’ campaign, initiated by the Niine Movement, to bridge the gap between the 18 per cent of menstruating females in India who use sanitary napkins, and the 82 per cent predominantly engaging in unhygienic and unsafe alternatives such as old cloths, rags, hay and even ash, read a statement.

“Pad Man” star and Niine Movement champion Akshay will flag off Run4Niine here. In addition to starting this unique nationwide campaign, Akshay will also be a part of a special event where guests will be entertained and inspired to talk about the importance of menstrual hygiene awareness. (IANS)


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