Bollywood Roundup: Ananya Panday, Manoj Bajpayee, Aparshakti Khurana, and more…

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Ananya Panday wraps up untitled thriller film helmed by Vikramaditya Motwane

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Ananya Panday, who is known for films like ‘Student of the Year 2’, ‘Gehraiyaan’ and ‘Liger’, recently completed filming for her upcoming untitled thriller movie.

The film has been directed by acclaimed filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane of ‘Sacred Games’, ‘Udaan’ and ‘Lootera’ fame.

Motwane said that he is a fan and a friend of the actress as the two wrapped up the film produced by Nikhil Dwivedi.

Ananya took to social media to share the news with her fans and followers.

She posted a picture and expressed her gratitude for the opportunity.

Ananya said: “And that’s a wrap! @motwayne I can never thank you enough but I hope I made you and continue to make you happy and proud and to every single member of this team who has given everything they have to this magical film — I love you guys and I can’t wait for the world to see it.”

The untitled thriller has now entered the post-production stage. With an impressive cast and crew, the movie is touted to be one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

Manoj Bajpayee gave up on his dancing dream because of Hrithik Roshan

Mumbai– National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is known for his films like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Satya’, ‘Aligarh’, ‘The Family Man’, has shared that he was really fond of dancing and thought to exhibit his skills as a dancer on the screen until he saw Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’s dance.

Manoj Bajpayee

The actor, who will be soon seen in the upcoming streaming film ‘Gulmohar’ along with Sharmila Tagore, recently appeared on chat show ‘The Bombay Journey X Sunday Brunch’.

Talking about his affinity for singing he said, “Since I’m from theatre, there used to be a prerequisite that an artiste should know how to sing. Main naachta bhi tha (I used to dance as well).”

Manoj revealed that he is a trained Chhau dancer. “Main Chhau dance mein trained hoon par fir jab maine Hrithik ko dekha toh maine socha aaj se dancing ka khwaab band (I’m trained in Chhau dance but when I saw Hrithik performing, my dreams of dancing were shattered). I was like ‘Ab ye nahi seekh sakta main’ (I can’t learn this now).”

‘Gulmohar’, which also stars actor Suraj Sharma, marks Sharmila Tagore’s return to the screen after more than a decade. The film is all set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from March 3.

Aparshakti Khurana, Shakti Mohan come together in ‘By Invite Only’

Mumbai– Actor Aparshakti Khurana and dancer Shakti Mohan will be gracing the upcoming episode of the third season of the celebrity chat show ‘By Invite Only’ hosted by Renil Abraham. Both Aparshakti and Shakti are going to have fun-filled, quirky, and interesting conversations with the host.

Aparshakti, who is known for ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, ‘Stree’, ‘Luka Chupi’, among others, said: “Every time I meet Shakti, there is always so much to catch up. We can go on and on, and I am sure on By Invite Only there is going to be a laughter riot. I just hope I don’t end up saying too much, chat shows do put one in the spot. But yes, great company and candid discussions are always fun.”

On the other hand, dancer and choreographer Shakti, who was also the winner of the dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance 2’ added that she has an idea about reality shows but chat shows are new to her and she had great fun with Aparshakti on the sets.

“I am familiar with reality shows, but chat shows are not a very traditional thing for me. But I had to come on ‘By Invite Only’, there is so much I have heard about it. We have Aparshakti joining us, there sure are going to be some jokes flying in all the time. All in all, I just want to have fun, stay safe from getting into trouble, and keep it entertaining,” said Shakti.

‘By Invite Only’, hosted by Renil Abraham, is a celebrity talk show produced by Zoom Studios and it streams on Amazon miniTV.

Salman Khan posts cat video leaving fans surprised, intrigued

Mumba– Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is gearing up for his upcoming film ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’, left his fans surprised on Monday as he took to his Instagram and posted a small clip featuring cats.

The video builds up the anticipation for the song ‘Billi Billi’ from his film which marks the first collaboration between Salman Khan and Punjabi singer Sukhbir.

The superstar, however, kept the fans on tenterhooks as only the audio of the song was released which is receiving positive response from the audience. ‘Billi Billi’ is an energetic and high-spirited Punjabi dance number. The music for the song is composed by Sukhbir and has been written by Kumaar.

A Salman Khan Films Production, produced by Salma Khan, ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ is directed by Farhad Samji. The film stars Salman Khan, Venkatesh Daggubati, Pooja Hegde, Jagapathi Babu, Bhumika Chawla, Vijender Singh, Abhimanyu Singh, Raghav Juyal, Siddharth Nigam, Jassie Gill, Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari and Vinali Bhatnagar.

The film is slated to release on Eid 2023 and will be a Zee Studios worldwide release.

Akshay Kumar takes onus of his films not working, says it’s 100% his fault

Mumbai– Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who had a string of flops with his recent film ‘Selfiee’ being another addition, said that the films not working at the box-office are solely his fault and one must not blame the audience for not liking a particular film.

As per media reports, the actor said that he has faced the similar issue early during his career when his 16 films tanked at the box-office in a row.

He said: “This is not happening to me for the first time. In my career, I have had 16 consecutive flops at a time. There was a time when I had eight films in a row that did not work. Now, I have had three-four films in a row that did not work. The thing is that it happens due to your own fault, film ka na chalna (a film not working). The audience has changed, you need to change, you need to dismantle yourself. You have to start again because the audience requires you to see something else.”

Akshay said: “It is a great alarm, aapki film nahi chal rahi to galti aapki hai (If your films are not working, it is your fault). When your films flop in a row, it is an alarm for you that it is time for you to change. Main koshish kar raha hun, wahi kar sakta hoon (I am trying to change, that is all I can do).”

He also said that he’d like to tell everyone that when films don’t work, the audience must not be blamed.

“Do not blame the audience or anyone else. It is my fault, 100 per cent. Aapki film na chalna is not because of the audience (a film not working is your fault only). It is because of what you selected. Maybe you have not given the right ingredients in the film,” he added. (IANS)


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