Bollywood Roundup: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Kiara Advani, and more…

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National Awards validate my script choice: Ayushmann

Mumbai– Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says National Awards are a huge validation for his script choice and he only chooses those films he himself would love to watch at the theatres.

Ayushmann’s films “Vicky Donor”, “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” and “Badhaai Ho” received the prestigious award, while the actor achieved it for his performance in “Andhadhun”.

He says he is a seeker of good stories.

“Stories that move us, entertain us, spark a conversation. I love stories that people can relate to, are inspiring and makes us ponder. I have actively sought such amazing scripts and have been fortunate enough to find some of these brilliant gems in my career so far,” Ayushmann said.

The “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” star considers himself extremely lucky that four of his films have won National Awards.

“I have also bagged a National Award for Best Actor. The National Awards are a huge validation for my script sense because I only choose films that I would love to see in theatres,” he said.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee genre of films making a comeback: Yami

Mumbai– Actress Yami Gautam, who will next be seen in “Bala”, feels the Hrishikesh Mukherjee genre of films are making a comeback as the movies now are high on content and humour.

Yami Gautam

Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films from the ’70s and ’80s were a big hit. As someone who has herself been a big fan of his movies like “Chupke Chupke” and “Golmaal”, Yami is surprised to note that the genre could be making an unlikely comeback in 2019 in a revamped manner.

“Because the content space is so vast, one can see different kinds of films working these days. It’s a good thing that no film comes with a guarantee of working perfectly. I do see great promise in the stories of regular people from regular lives. There’s a certain amount of magic and charm in them if told with wit,” Yami says.

Kiara flaunts yellow outfit, fans call her ‘Maggi’

Mumbai– Actress Kiara Advani has been trolled over her latest photograph, where she is seen flaunting a bright yellow dress.

Kiara Advani (Photo: Twitter)

The “Kabir Singh” actress has posted a photo on Instagram where she flaunts an off-shoulder yellow feathery long dress. Fans did not miss the opportunity to troll her for her outfit and immediately started comparing her dress to Maggi noodles.

One user commented: “Masala maggi”.

Another said: “When you love maggi too much.”

A comment read: “Maggi never looked so good before.”

Another user wrote: “When you are bored of having maggi, make a gown of it. Best way to stop food wastage.”

On the work front, Kiara’s last film “Kabir Singh,” where she was paired opposite Shahid Kapoor was a huge hit at the box-office.

The actress will next be seen in the movie “Good News,” where she stars alongside Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh. The film is slated to release towards the end of this year.

What made Sobhita jealous on ‘Bard of Blood’ sets

Mumbai– Actress Sobhita Dhulipala said she got jealous of her male “Bard of Blood” co-stars as they got to do more action sequences.

Sobhita Dhulipala (Photo: Twitter)

In the upcoming Netflix series, Sobhita will be essaying the role of Isha Khanna, a spy.

Based on Bilal Siddiqui’s book “The Bard Of Blood”, the show is set against the backdrop of the Indian sub-continent. The multi-lingual series will tell the story of an expelled spy, Kabir Anand, who is recalled from his new life as a professor in Panchgani to save his country and long-lost love.

“My character tries very hard and goes out of her way to be accepted in that male-dominated world, but in the process of that she is so touching and the simple fact that there is a certain sensitivity I guess, that comes from being a woman which actually comes very handy. It’s almost like she nurtures a broken bond between these two guys and also witnesses herself evolve,” Sobhita said.

She is thrilled to be a part of the action-packed series. The actress added: “I started to enjoy action so much that I was almost jealous that the boys got to do more action than me.”

Will Salman push ‘Dabangg 3’ to Eid 2020?

Mumbai– If sources in the Salman Khan camp are to be believed, the superstar is now seriously thinking of postponing his home production “Dabangg 3” to Eid 2020. The film is all set for a December 20, 2019 release as of now.

With “Kick 2” producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala openly denying reports that his film will be ready for release on Eid next year, choices have gradually narrowed down for Salman when it comes to delivering fans the cinematic Eid treat he recently promised in a tweet.

“It is a serious thought, and one which ‘Dabangg 3’ director Prabhudheva has been asked to consider,” said the source.

For those who came in late, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Inshallah”, starring Salman with Alia Bhatt, was originally being lined up for Eid 2020. After the film was shelved, Salman sent out a cryptic tweet: “Itna mat sochna mere baare mein, Dil mein aata hoon.. aur Eid pe bhi (Don’t worry about me, I reside in your hearts.. and arrive on Eid, too).”

Sunny Deol shares tips for budding actors

Mumbai– Sunny Deol feels just learning dance and building muscles doesnt make you an actor. Acting is a lot more than that.

Sunny Deol (Photo: Facebook)

“Acting is not an easy profession. Although you don’t need certificates to enter this profession, you need to have the art (of acting) within you. These days, people build bodies and learn dancing. Those, however, are just part of your skills — that’s not acting. Acting is about determination, it is a dream and you have to be really passionate about movies. Only then can you start enacting,” the National Award-winning actor told IANS.

“Only having talent is not enough, you should be strong as a human being, learn to face the difficulties, and move ahead with honesty. That is important,” added Sunny, who impressed the nation with his acting skills in “Ghayal,” “Damini,” “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha,” “Border” among other films.

The “Ghayal Once Again” helmer is returning to direction with the romantic film “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas”, which also serves as a launchpad for his son Karan Deol. As the release date is nearing, the 62-year-old actor admits being nervous about whether the audience will like his son or not.

Sara’s caption on her chubby pic is winning hearts

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan has shared a throwback photograph of herself on Wednesday, and her caption is winning the hearts of netizens.

Sara Ali Khan (Photo: Wikibios)

In the image, a much-younger Sara looks chubbier than she is. She is seen hugging her mother Amrita Singh.

“Throwback to when I couldn’t be thrown. Beauty in black,” she captioned the image.

On the work front, the actress, who was last seen in “Simmba”, is gearing up for the release of Imtiaz Ali’s “Love Aajkal 2”, where she will be seen sharing screen space with Kartik Aaryan.

Moments after Sara posted the pic, Kartik took to social media to post some banter. “This girl looks like Sara Ali,” he wrote.

She is also busy shooting for the remake of David Dhawan’s “Coolie No.1” alongwith Varun Dhawan.

Here’s why Diljit Dosanjh does not sign too many films

New Delhi– It has been almost three years for Punjabi rockstar Diljit Dosanjh in Bollywood. He says the reason he does not do too many films is because he feels all of them does not “suit” him.

Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit made his Bollywood debut with “Udta Punjab” in 2016. He was later seen in films like “Phillauri”, “Welcome To New York”, “Soorma” and “Arjun Patiala”.

“It’s not that I choose everything right, but a lot of offers do come my way and I can’t take up all (of them) because some don’t suit me, even if the film is good. (There are offers where) The artist is big, the production is big and the director bigger, but ‘main awayin na nikal jaaun saste main’ (I would get a raw deal) ,” Diljit told IANS.

Now, the singer-actor is busy shooting for the Raj Mehta-directed “Good News”, a comic family drama co-starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Kiara Advani. In the film, Akshay and Kareena, and Diljit and Kiara play married couples trying for a baby.

Dharmendra reveals why he ate onions before shoot with Asha Parekh

Mumbai– Veteran actor Dharmendra has recalled how, back in the day when he had to shoot with Asha Parekh, he would he would turn up on the set after eating onions.


“Every movie of Asha ji’s was a super-duper hit and I used to call her Jubilee Parekh,” recalled Dharmendra, adding that he finally got to work with her in the 1966 film, “Aaye Din Bahaar Ke”.

“We were shooting in Darjeeling, and after pack-up the producers and other crew members would party till late in the night. I would also join the party and we would get drink. In the morning the smell (of alcohol) would be quite evident, so to hide the smell I would eat onions,” said Dharmendra.

Parekh, however, would then complain that he “smells of onion” adding that she didn’t like it.

Asha Parekh and Dharmendra, along with Waheeda Rehman, are set to reveal such anecdotes when they turn up as guests in an upcoming episode of the kids’ singing reality show, “Superstar Singer”, on Sony.

I wish to work with Rajkummar Rao in a film: Sanya Malhotra

Mumbai– “Dangal” fame actress Sanya Malhotra says she wants to work with National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao in a feature film.

Sanya Malhotra (Photo: Twitter)

“He is such a cool co-actor and people are saying we look nice together on-screen. I so wish somebody cast us together in a film,” Sanya told IANS. The two actors recently shared screen space in an ad-film.

Sanya added: “He is such a good actor and I admire him as an audience, so it would be so much fun to work with him. During the ad shoot, I was singing so ‘besura’ that everyone including Raj were laughing! We really had a fun time together,” shared the actress who has impressed with her roles in “Photograph” and “Badhaai Ho”.

Working with Richa, Akshaye a learning process: Meera Chopra

Mumbai– Actress Meera Chopra, who will be seen in the upcoming film “Section 375”, says her co-actors in the film, Richa Chadha and Akshaye Khanna, helped her become a better performer with valuable suggestions.

“Firstly, our director Ajay Bahl is a great visionary. The way he directs brought out our best performances. I have several scenes with Richa and Akshaye sir, and both of them are so talented! Working with them was a learning experience for me,” Meera told IANS.

In the film, Meera is playing a rape victim named Anjali Dangle. Richa essays the public prosecutor fighting Anjali’s case while Akshaye is a criminal lawyer.

“Richa and Akshaye sir have proved themselves as actors over the years, and I think I have become a better actor working with them. The film is a courtroom drama and in crucial sequences, both of them helped me to approach the scenes differently. Finally, when I saw the end result, I realised how important those suggestions were,” said Meera.

“Section 375” also features Rahul Bhatt, Kumud Mishra and Atul Kulkarni. The film is opens on September 13. (IANS)


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