Bollywood Roundup: Aamir Khan, Farhan Akthar, Mithila Palkar, and more…

Mithila Palkar (Photo: Twitter)
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Bollywood celebs wish for peace, happiness on Eid

Mumbai– Bollywood celebrities like Aamir Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor have wished for peace and prosperity on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, a major Muslim festival.

Aamir Khan (Facebook file photo)

“Wishing everyone a very happy Eid. Eid Mubarak,” Aamir tweeted on Wednesday.

His “3 Idiots” co-star Boman Irani also wished Eid Mubarak to one and all. “May there be prosperity, peace and happiness, always.”

Director Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted: “Eid mubarak to everyone…love, happiness and brotherhood.”

Actor Rajpal Yadav hoped this Eid brings “joys unlimited, may all your wishes come true on this holy day and may you and your family be blessed by the grace of Allah. Eid Mubarak,” he tweeted.

Anil sent “warm heartfelt wishes to all of you on the joyous occasion of Eid. Have a happy feast”.

Actors like Dharmendra, Arshad Warsi, Inaamulhaq, Raveena Tandon, Ameesha Patel and Kiara Advani also wished Twitterati on Eid.

Sports stories inspire people: Farhan Akthar

Mumbai– Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akthar, who is gearing up for his next film “The Sky is Pink”, has said sports stories are easier to understand and they also inspire people.

Farhan said this here on Tuesday while interacting with the media at the launch of sportswear brand D:FY along with Anil Kumble, Ritesh Sidhwani, Saqib Salim, Rhea Chakraborty and Nidhhi Agerwal.

Farhan has played role of legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh in “Bhag Milkha Bhag”.

When asked Farhan whether cinema on sports is emerging as a trend, he said: “We always look up to sporting icons and sporting legends over the time that we have had, to bring their stories onscreen. There is a lot I think, for children especially, to learn about character and life and it also helps to re-invent you and to deal with failure.”

Farhan feels stories based on sports personalities inspire people in general.

“I think if you can take stories from sports, they are easier for people to understand and they inspire people because they are not very complicated so, it gets easy for children and people in general to learn life lessons from sports.”

In the near future, audience will be able to see sports film based on India’s 1983 World Cup win titled as “83” in which Ranveer Singh is playing the role of former Indian captain Kapil Dev.

Mithila Palkar considers ‘Girl In The City’ a milestone in her career

Mumbai– Actress Mithila Palkar says “Girl In The City” has been a very important part of her career.

Mithila Palkar (Photo: Twitter)

“‘Girl In The City’ was part of my journey in my initial days of acting and I would definitely say it has turned out to be a milestone,” Mithila said in a statement.

“It has been a very important part of my career. I have been recognized as the Girl In The City and I think that says a lot,” she added.

Mithila plays the role of an aspiring fashion designer in Bindass Originals’ “Girl in the City” — a story filled with drama, friendship, competition and lots of fashion. She wants to fulfil her ambition – to launch her own label and open her own store. Its third chapter premiered on all Bindass platforms on July 13.

Mithila was also seen in Akarsh Khurana’s “Karwaan”, which also featured Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salmaan.

I love playing pranks on set: Monalisa

Mumbai– Actress Monalisa says she likes to play pranks on the set of her show “Nazar”.

“I love playing pranks on set, especially on Harsh Rajput. I switched off the lights on the set while he was shooting and when everyone wondered how it happened, I stood behind Harsh and used my ‘Daayan’ laughter to scare him,” Monalisa said in a statement.

“Not only did it startle him, but he also did not turn back to see who it was and kept on walking ahead. Only when the lights got turned on, Harsh realised it was me and cracked up knowing that I played a prank him,” she added.

Monalisa plays Harsh’s on-screen birth mother.

Kunal Kapoor raises Rs 1.2 crore to rebuild Kerala

Mumbai– Actor Kunal Kapoor’s crowd funding platform Ketto has raised Rs 1.2 crore for rehabilitation work in flood-hit Kerala. He says it is overwhelming to see people come forward and support a cause.

Kunal Kapoor

Kerala has been hit hard by the worst floods in a century, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced and homeless.

“Besides the incredible work being done by the army, there are a number of organisations and NGOs that are working tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate people. We want to provide as much support as we can for these organisations so that they can effectively carry out their work,” Kunal said in a statement.

“It’s so heartening to see so many people come forward to contribute and support this cause. We have raised Rs 1.2 crore, but the work has just begun. There is an urgent need for food, medical and basic supplies. My appeal to people is to come forward and contribute as much as they can. Every donation will go a very long way,” he added.

On the film front, the actor was last seen in “Gold”, a historical sports drama inspired by India’s first Olympic gold medal. It also stars Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy.

Rajat Barmecha’s next is a web series

Mumbai– “Udaan” fame star Rajat Barmecha will soon be seen essaying the role of a celebrity in an upcoming yet-untitled web series.

“Once I heard the narration, I was convinced that this story will not only be super entertaining but super relatable,” Rajat said in a statement to IANS.

Rajat will play the role of a social media celebrity in the show, which also touches on a sexually taboo subject, in a quirky, hilarious yet relatable way. It will go live on Times Group’s soon-to-be-launched OTT platform, built on top of their acquisition of MX Player.

“We had a lot of fun shooting for this series as all of us have encountered some or the other issue showcased in the series, at some point in our lives. Though I cannot reveal a lot about the plot at this point, audiences will soon find out about our story themselves,” he added.

‘Peepli Live’ actor in ‘Mere Sai’

Mumbai–Actor Jageshwar Banwariya, who has acted in movies like “Peepli Live” and “Rann”, will soon enter the show “Mere Sai”.

“I am playing Tulsa’s (actress Sneha Wagh) husband, who will go to Shirdi to take her back home,” Jageshwar said in a statement.

“Sneha is a very nice human being and the entire cast is very helpful. Being a devotee of Sai baba, this show is very special for me. Also, the entire setup of ‘Mere Sai’ is that of a village. It takes me back to my ‘Peepli Live’ shooting days,” he added.

Sneha had earlier shared that her character Tulsa is the sister of Mhalsapati, who is a staunch devotee of Sai Baba.

“She (Tulsa) is a mysterious character who has come to Shirdi and is a bit lost. How she turns to Sai and how he helps her in life is the interesting aspect of the storyline and her part,” Sneha had said.

Actor Abeer Soofi plays Sai Baba in the show. (IANS)


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