Bollywood Roundup: Arshi Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonu Sood, and more…

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Arshi Khan draws inspiration from Rani, Kareena for her next role

Mumbai– Former Bigg Boss 14 contestant Arshi Khan is all prepared to do action sequences in her upcoming web series ‘The Devil Inside’. She is full of enthusiasm and excitement for her role as this is a first of its kind in her career.

The 31-year-old actress shares about her on screen character in the web series: “I am really excited to star in the series. It is full of entertainment, thrill, and suspense. I will be seen doing action in it. This is something new I’m going to experience in my acting career. I will be seen as ‘Kamini’ in it.”

The actress took inspiration from Bollywood divas Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor Khan while preparing for her role. Arshi says: “I am playing a powerful character. On one side, I am portraying a hot and glamorous woman, but at the same time people will experience my other side also. It’s a suspense movie, so there will be so many twists and turns and I will be seen doing action sequences. For my role I was watching Kareena Kapoor’s ‘Heroine’ to get me the glamour side. I also switched to Rani Mukerji’s ‘Mardaani’. It took me over a month to get myself prepared for this role.”

The actress, who has acted in television shows like ‘Savitri Devi College & Hospital’, ‘Vish’ and ‘Ishq Mein Marjawan’, will soon start shooting for her upcoming television reality show titled ‘Ayenge Tere Sajna’.

Netizens troll Kareena, Saif on rumours of naming son Jehangir

Mumbai– Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s second child is not even two years old, but his name has been dragged into an unseemly Twitter troll attack.

So much so, riding on the hate campaign, the hashtags #saifalikhan and #aurangzeb are trending on the social media platform.

The world knew that the child had been named ‘Jeh’ — his maternal grandfather Randhir Kapoor, in fact, had also referred to him as ‘Jeh’ when someone asked him for his name in response to the Bollywood veteran’s recent tweet that he was visiting his grandchild.

But then, reports started circulating that Kareena and Saif’s second son was named Jehangir — and that made the troll army see red.

The couple had named their first son Taimur after he was born in 2014 and then, too, they were greeted with negativity.

Those circulating the information that Kareena and Saif’s second child is named Jehangir quoted from Kareena’s just-released book, ‘Pregnancy Bible: The Ultimate Manuel for Moms-to-be’ (Juggernaut), where she’s said to have captioned Jeh’s pictures as ‘Jehangir’.

The book’s publisher, Chiki Sarkar, denied that Kareena had ever mentioned the name ‘Jehangir’. Said Sarkar: “In my capacity, I can say that she has always called him Jeh, her office calls him Jeh and in the book also she has called him Jeh.”

The troll army, however, did not wait for any clarification and seized upon the rumour to start its hate campaign.

One Twitter user wrote: “Taimur and Jehangir are not just a name it’s a slap on the face of Hindus. They could also keep the name of their children as Kalam or Irfan … Hindus and others beware of these Islamist radicals, or propaganda spreaders. #SaifAliKhan #KareenaKapoorKhan #Hindus.”

Another user wrote: “Taimur first & now Jehangir doesn’t surprise me anymore. Remember after the box-office success of ‘Tanhaji’ the actor said that ‘Tanhaji’ story is a fictional story. It is shameful after insulting Maratha & Maharashtra pride he is still living & earning in Mumbai. #SaifAliKhan”

Sonu Sood lends helping hand for treatment of baby girl

Hyderabad– A “severely” malnourished two-and-a-half year old girl, suffering from old burns and anemia, was cured successfully by Ankura Hospitals in association with Sood Charity Foundation.

Sonu Sood

Dr Srinidhi, Medical Director at Ankura Hospitals, LB Nagar, said, Afeefa Maryum was admitted to hospital last month with chronic non healing wound with intermittent bleeding and severe anemia with malnutrition.

A year ago hot oil accidentally fell over her left temporo – parietal region, left hand, nape of neck and upper back of trunk. She was immediately taken to a local hospital where collagen was applied and was discharged within a week.

Post discharge, the child developed scalds over left side of scalp area and was again admitted in the same hospital when collagen was applied over left side scalp and nape of neck, for the second time. The child didn’t receive sufficient diet and nutrients leading to malnourishment.

“As the parents had no money for further treatment, they contacted actor Sonu Sood, who recommended Ankura Hospitals for treatment. When the child was admitted at Ankura for further evaluation and management, the situation was critical and challenging due to the low weight and given her medical condition,” the doctor said.

He said that the 24/7 expert nursing care and specialist doctor team services led by Dr Hari Kiran was rendered to the baby as the initial few weeks were crucial for nutrition, maturation of lungs and brain and for establishing feeds.

“Four weeks of special care by the entire medical team along with access to the advanced equipment, standardized treatment protocols, key medical intervention and procedure helped the baby to survive,” he added.

“Nothing brings me more joy than saving a life. I have worked with Ankura Hospital in the past. During the pandemic, I have referred some critical cases in gynaecology and paediatrics to them and they showed remarkable results…It strengthened my belief and resolve to become more seriously involved with such a healthcare brand that practices what it preaches,” said Sonu Sood, Chairperson Sood Charity Foundation.

Namit Das reveals what’s exciting about upcoming series ‘Choona’

Mumbai– Actor Namit Das is all set to feature in a heist comedy series titled ‘Choona’, the story of which is set in Uttar Pradesh.

Revealing what is exciting about his upcoming show, Namit said: “What’s exciting about ‘Choona’ is the suspense surrounding the discovery of who deceived whom and how they did it. It is a game of wits replete with humour. ‘Choona’ is a metaphor for deception and it this deception that is used for getting ahead by the characters in the series. It’s a pacey ride of clever manoeuvres.”

The series narrates the tale of an unlikely group of people who team up to take down a common enemy, a corrupt politician who has wronged them.

‘Choona’ also features actors Jimmy Sheirgill, Vikram Kochhar and Monika Panwar.

The series is currently on the floors. Sharing his experience of shooting amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Namit said: “The production and all of us are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone who’s at the shooting. Most of us are vaccinated. To be able to act on a set or a real location felt more liberating than I expected.”

Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, ‘Choona’ is slated to release on Netflix.

Masaba Gupta oozes oomph in brown attire

Mumbai– Masaba Gupta raised the hotness quotient with her latest picture posted on social media. The designer-actor posted a stunning picture dressed in a brown crop-top and beige skirt on Tuesday.

Masaba Gupta

The picture is from her latest photoshoot, where she is seen dressed in a nude palette – brown crop-top and beige skirt.

Masaba dazzles in the brown coordinated outfit, as her gold accessories and brown lip colour complete the look.

Minutes after Masaba posted the picture, her friends from the film industry started dropping comments.

Malaika Arora wrote, “Love” with a fire emoji.

Bollywood celebrity stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania wrote, “Uff nude is you!”

Gul Panag commented, “Looking amazing Masaba.”

Mini Mathur wrote, “Whattt??? Go away. No.”

Masaba will be seen next in the web series ‘Masaba Masaba’ season 2. (IANS)


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