Bollywood Roundup: Adnan Sami, Esha Deol, Kapil Sharma, Shruti Sharma and Rajkumar

Esha Deol (Photo courtesy: StarsUnfolded)
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Eid doesn’t just belong to you: Adnan Sami to Pakistani

Mumbai–Adnan Sami, of Pakistani descent, told a fan from the neighbouring country that Eid does not just belong to him, but to the entire Muslim community around the world. The singer, who received his certificate of Indian citizenship in 2016, also requested the fan to refrain from making celebrations into an “Indo-Pak subject”.

Adnan was in a festive mood on Sunday as he wished his 637,000 followers on Twitter Happy Gudi Padwa, Navratri and Ugadi.

Sending “love from Pakistan”, a Twitter user wrote: “I hope you won’t forget to wish us on Eid.”

Adnan quickly responded to the fan saying: “My dear, Eid does not just belong to you, it belongs to the entire Muslim Ummah (community) around the world. Kindly refrain from making celebrations into an Indo-Pak subject! Incidentally, there are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan.”

He concluded by adding a line from his song “Kabhi to nazar milao”.

Esha Deol (Photo courtesy: StarsUnfolded)

Esha Deol reveals first look of short film

Mumbai– The first look of actress Esha Deol’s short Hindi film titled “Cakewalk” gives a sneak peek into the life of a married chef.

“On the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Cheti Chand and Navratri, I am happy to reveal the first look of my short Hindi feature ‘Cakewalk’. Produced by Dinesh Gupta, Shailendra Kumar and Aritra Das, the film is directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and Abhra Chakraborty,” Esha tweeted on Sunday.

In the image shared along with the tweet, one can see a piece of cake, two elastic hair ties and kumkum kept in a kitchen.

In the short, Esha will depict the professional and personal journey of a woman in the Indian society.

She was last seen on the big screen in 2015 in “Kill Them Young”.

Esha, who has a daughter with husband Bharat Takhtani, also gave her “first classical dance performance after a longtime” in Delhi earlier this week.

Esha’s mother and actress-politician Hema Malini also tweeted on Saturday about the performance: “Both Esha and Ahaana (Hema Malini’s younger daughter) were scheduled to dance with me as it is a significant theme where I hand over the baton to the next gen – but only Esha performed. Ahaana was indisposed. Anyway it was a big success and Esha performed like a dream! She’s a natural.”

Acting ‘not a competition’ for Rajkummar

Mumbai–National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao doesn’t see acting as a competition. He says it is a personal journey.

Rajkummar’s “personal journey” in showbiz started in 2010 when he featured in the film “Rann”. But it was after starring in the 2013 film “Kai Po Che!”, based on three friends, that he achieved fame.

“For me, acting is not a competition. It’s a very personal journey. My only competition is with the man in the mirror and to grow as an artiste with every film,” Rajkummar tweeted on Sunday along with his image in which he is all suited up and looking at himself in a mirror.

He even gave image courtesy to his girlfriend and actress Patralekhaa, with whom he acted in “CityLights” — a film by Hansal Mehta.

Rajkummar is currently being showered with appreciation for his work in “Omerta” by Mehta. The film’s trailer was unveiled earlier this week. It is based on British-Pakistani terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh.

Nana Patekar inspires me: Shruti Sharma

Mumbai-Actress Shruti Sharma says veteran actor Nana Patekar is her inspiration. She worked with him in the film “Wedding Anniversary”.

“I am blessed to have this opportunity. He is a true inspiration and inspires me as an actor,” Shruti said in a statement. She even loved his work in “Natsamrat”.

“Every time I watch it, I am simply mesmerised by how great an actor Nana sir is,” she added. On the work front, Shruti will be seen in the “Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala”, which will go on air on Star Plus.

“Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala”, which will beam from March 19, tells the story of a seven-year-old Kullfi (essayed by Aakriti Sharma) and her talent of making a song on every situation.

Set in a village near Pathankot, it is about how Kullfi gets happiness and positivity in any situation with her songs.

Produced by Gul Khan and Nilanjana Purkayasstha from 4 Lion films, the show also stars Mohit Malik, Anjali Anand, Pallavi Rao and Mehul Buch.

Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma ‘tired’ of Sunil Grover spreading rumours

Mumbai–Popular comedian Kapil Sharma has accused his former “The Kapil Sharma Show” co-star Sunil Grover of lying about not calling him for his upcoming show.

Kapil is returning to the small screen with his new show “Family Time With Kapil Sharma”.

A fan asked Sunil about working with Kapil again after doing shows like “Comedy Nights with Kapil” and “The Kapil Sharma Show”.

Sunil tweeted: “There are more people who asked me the same question. But I didn’t get a call for this show (‘Family Time With Kapil Sharma’). My phone number is the same.”

“I waited, but now I have signed something else.”

On Sunday, Kapil, who had a mid-air fight with Sunil last year, decided to keep “nothing personal” and reply back to Sunil in a series of tweets.

“Paji (Sunil) I called you more than 100 times and went to your house to meet you twice. Every time you were out for some show. Please don’t spread rumours that I didn’t call you,” Kapil tweeted.

“He is lying. I called him 100 times and sent my people to his home. Even I went to his home to meet him for the show but now I will not let anybody take advantage on my name. Enough is enough,” he further wrote.

“I know the people who are working behind you. Trust me, you will get nothing. Take care.”

A Twitter user showed support to Kapil.

After which Kapil wrote: “Yes, I love him but sometimes it hurts a lot when you do a lot of hard work for somebody and he just wants fame in your name.”

“I don’t want his support but at least he should not spread rumours. I am tired of all this.”



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