Bollywood Roundup: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Karan Johar, and more…

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Amitabh Bachchan praises Mumbai Metro on social media

Mumbai– Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised the Mumbai Metro on social media and said that it is a solution for pollution.

Amitabh on Tuesday tweeted: “Friend of mine had a medical emergency, decided to take METRO instead of his car. Came back very impressed said was faster, convenient and most efficient. Solution for Pollution. Grow more trees, I did in my garden. Have you?”

The official Twitter account of the Mumbai Metro replied to the star’s message: “@SrBachchan We are really glad that your friend could rely on Metro in an urgent situation. And thank you so much for sharing this experience with Mumbaikars. #HaveANiceDay.”

On the acting front, Amitabh will next be seen in “Brahmastra” along side actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The fantasy trilogy is directed by Ayan Mukerji.

He will also be seen in “Jhund”, “Chehre” and “Gulabo Sitabo”.

Dharmendra takes to social media for grandson Karan’s sake

Mumbai– Veteran actor Dharmendra normally shies away from social media, but he has made an exception for the sake of grandson Karan Deol.


On Tuesday afternoon, the senior Deol took to Twitter to post a video message urging fans to watch Karan’s debut film, “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas”. According to the superstar, his grandson first film is not just a film, but “reality”.

“Friends, I normally don’t share this kind of a message but I could not control myself after watching my film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ last night. I felt like sharing this message with you,” Dharmendra says in the video clip, which runs for just under a minute.

“It’s not just a film, it appears to be reality. The film talks about today’s society, today’s youngsters, the mutual love between parents and kids. Life is so beautiful and adventurous in the mountains and what all is happening in the cities. Sunny has put his heart and soul into making this film. I would request you all to watch the film in a theatre at least once. Your heart will drag you to the theatre to watch it again, this I can promise you. Love you, believe me,” he added.

The romantic drama “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas” is directed by Dharmendra’s son, actor Sunny Deol, and the film introduces debutants Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba in the lead. It is set to hit theatres on September 20.

Ma Anand Sheela to be in India, to converse with KJo

New Delhi– Filmmaker Karan Johar will have a conversation with Ma Anand Sheela, secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh, who is popularly known as Osho.

Ma Anand Sheela was the personal secretary of Bhagwan Rajneesh from 1980 to 1985. She is credited with the creation of the Rajneesh Commune and Rajneeshpuram.

She recently returned in the limelight thanks to the award-winning Netflix series “Wild Wild Country”, which narrated the true story of the controversial late Osho — the Rolls-Royce–driving Indian guru who set up an alleged sex cult in central Oregon in the 1980s.

Ma Anand Sheela will be in India after 34 years when she comes for the conversation with Johar. She will be in India from September 26 to October 25.

Sipping Thoughts, a platform focusing on women and NGO Humans for Humanity, are the hosts of her India visit. The event will be held on September 29 in Gurgaon.

“It’s a great pleasure to bring out untold stories from different walks of life. I believe every story is worth being told and heard,” Meeta Gutgutia, Co-Founder, Sipping Thoughts & Ferns N Petals, said.

Is that SRK with wig? Netizens troll Suhana Khan’s new pic

New York– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana is yet to make her Bollywood debut but she is generally talk of the town, thanks to her viral photos and videos. In her latest photo, even though she looks cool in blue, a lot of netizens attacked her for resembling her father. They pointed out she looks like SRK’s identical twin.

The star kid was clicked while she was smiling and apparently doing a dance step, but trolls couldn’t keep the nasty comments at bay.

“SRK with wig,” one commented.

Another wrote: “Total masculine no feminine looks.”

Another said: “Horrible..lady Srk..someone please tell me why she is here.”

“She looks just like her dad,” said another Instagram user.

One user thought it was Shah Rukh dressed up as a girl for some movie role.

Sunny Deol: The unit became a family while shooting ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’

New Delhi– Actor-politician Sunny Deol returns to direction after two decades to launch son Karan in “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas” and, describing the experience as an emotional journey, he says the entire unit became a family. He hopes the feeling got translated to the screen.

“The takeaway from the shooting experience is basically the bonding and the family which we became — the bonding that we had with the whole crew. The difficulties everyone faced without even saying ‘uff’,” Sunny told IANS here.

“Bringing this whole experience on the celluloid”, he added, was also part of that takeaway. “You all will get to see it on September 20,” he said.

Set in Himachal Pradesh, the film narrates a love story that strives to understand the emotion and essence of a first-time romance, with all its innocence, doubts and the complexities. The film has been extensively shot in various locales of Himachal Pradesh.

Talking about the project, Karan said: “Through the whole experience from start to finish, we became one family. In these past two years, we made so many fond memories from doing my own crazy stunts to living in a tent to exploring the Himachal belt like never before. It was wonderful.”

To this, Sahher added: “I have such good memories. It has been a very emotional journey.”

Aamna Sharif: Travelling widens my perspective

Paris– Actress Aamna Sharif of “Kahiin To Hoga” fame has been giving holiday goals, as she has been travelling in the beautiful lanes of Paris, Cannes, and Barcelona.

“I love travelling. It widens my perspective. It gives me confidence and just makes me admire more and be more graceful. I love meeting people and interacting with them, understanding their views on things,” said Aamna.

“Food and culture are such a draw for me. It’s always been like that since childhood,” she added.

The actress is a known face in the television world, and has also done a few Bollywood movies, including the 2009 comedy “Aloo Chaat” and the 2014 hit “Ek Villain”.

Sidharth Malhotra injured after mishap in Kargil

Mumbai– Actor Sidharth Malhotra has met with an accident in Kargil, but has assured that he should be better in a few days.

The accident took place after he had wrapped up shooting for “Shershaah” for the day. Sidharth was riding a bike on the hilly terrain on Saturday when the mishap happened. He continued shooting despite his injury.

“There was a danger of some infection because we fell on the road. The injury will take at-least a week plus to heal, however given the schedule and scale of the film, I didn’t have that time to recover,” Sidharth said.

“Accidents like these do happen and cause a bit of a lapse in the schedule, but I think it could have been much worse. Hopefully in the next few days, I will be absolutely fine,” he added.

Sidharth also opened up about the challenges of shooting in Kargil. (IANS)


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