Bollywood Roundup: Bhumi Pednekar, Amrapali Gupta, Kareena Kapoor, and more…

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Bhumi Pednekar-starrer gritty drama ‘Bhakshak’ wraps up shoot

Mumbai– The shoot of ‘Bhakshak’ starring Bhumi Pednekar was recently wrapped up in Lucknow after a single schedule that spanned 39 days.

The film, said to be inspired by true events, finds its physical setting in the state of Bihar and presents the ground reality of crimes against women.

It presents a tale of a daunting woman’s pursuit for justice and her perseverance in bringing a heinous crime to light. Bhumi will be seen portraying the role of a journalist in the film, who quickly realizes the consequences, threats and intimidation she may face as she uncovers a story.

In addition, the film also stars Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava and Sai Tamhankar in key roles. Co-written by Pulkit and Jyotsana Nath, ‘Bhakshak’ has been directed by Pulkit who has earlier directed the biographical web series ‘Bose: Dead or Alive’ starring Bhumi’s ‘Badhaai Do’ co-star Rajkummar Rao.

Produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma, ‘Bhakshak’ is a Red Chillies Entertainment production.

Venomous Vamp: Amrapali Gupta not a part of ‘Naagin 6’

Mumbai– Actress Amrapali Gupta says she is not a part of supernatural fiction ‘Naagin 6’. The actress earlier appeared in a standalone promotional episode of ‘Naagin 6’.

She says: “I’m not a part of ‘Naagin 6’. I just shot with the team for its promotional episode. It was fun working with them. My audience appreciated my work. There was news about me doing the show. But for now I’m working on another project which I’ll reveal very soon. But I wish Ekta ma’am, Maheck Chahal, Tejasswi Prakash and the team a successful season.”

Amrapali also reveals that she enjoys playing negative roles.

“It’s quite a long time since I didn’t take a completely negative role. But as an actor I literally enjoy playing negative roles. Like an actor getting to experiment so much in those roles. And above that I also enjoy the look that vamps get to flaunt. The stylist outfit, jewels and a classy look.”

Amrapali rose to fame after playing a protagonist in ‘Teen Bahuraaniyaan’. She was last seen in a positive role as Mamta Verma in TV show ‘Tujhse Hai Raabta’, and is popular as a vamp after playing negative roles in shows like ‘Qubool Hai’, ‘Ishqbaaaz’ among others.

As Jeh turns 1, Kareena shares cutesy pic of her sons on social media

Mumbai– As Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s second son Jeh turns a year old, the actress took to social media to share a picture of her sons in a playful mood to wish Jeh on his birthday.

In the picture, Jeh can be seen chasing his elder brother Taimur. Kareena wrote in the caption, “Bhaiii, wait for me I am One today. Let’s explore the world together. Of course with Amma following us everywhere. Happy birthday My Jeh baba…My life #Mera Beta and #My Tiger To eternity and beyond (sic).”

Kareena’s sister-in-law Saba Ali Khan wrote in the comments, “Happy birthday Jeh Jaan ! Love you. Always. And Tim too.” Dia Mirza commented, “Happy Birthday Jeh.” Kareena Kapoor’s best friend Amrita Arora wrote: “Jeh baba”, adding heart emojis.

Kareena followed Jeh’s birthday post with another picture in the next, where Saif (who otherwise refrains from using social media), can be seen spending some quality time with Jeh. She put up the caption with Saif and Jeh’s picture, “Ok Abba will follow too I love you #MyBoys #Forever #MyTigers.”

Kavita Banerjee joins the cast of ‘Rishton Ka Manjha’

Mumbai– TV actress Kavita Banerjee is all set to enter the show ‘Rishton Ka Manjha’ as Karan Mathur’s (Abhishek Singh) sister Kavita Mathur.

Kavita has returned from London to help her brother with all his plans to ruin Arjun’s(Krushal Ahuja) badminton career.

Talking about her journey, Kavita mentioned: “I tried doing a lot of other things in life, but I think acting has always been my calling. Since I was a child, I used to accompany my dad and my grandparents to act in their theatre shows. And since then, I have decided all I want to do in life is ‘act’.”

Hailing from Kolkata, the actress in 2014 moved to Mumbai. She has learnt theatre also.

“I moved to Mumbai in the year 2014, tried doing multiple jobs but then I realized I am not meant for this, and in 2020 gave up all of it to jumpstart my acting career in Mumbai when ‘Teri Meri Ikk Jindri’ happened to me,” she added.

The actress shared further: “After the show went off the air I came home for a short vacation and that’s when ‘Rishton Ka Manjha’ came my way. I cleared the look test and was super elated to hear that I’d been finalised for the show. Doing a TV show in my hometown (Kolkata), that too for the channel which gave me my first Hindi TV break in ‘Teri Meri Ikk Jindri’ is a feeling I am failing to pen down.”

With ‘Shamshera’ set to release, Vaani Kapoor talks about her year ahead

Mumbai– A Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor, who is all set to be seen again in the big ticket action spectacle ‘Shamshera’, is hoping that 2022 is her best year in Hindi cinema.

She says: “I’m hoping that it’s my best year in cinema. I’m still getting love from ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, a film that will always be supremely special for me. It is hugely gratifying for any artist to be validated with a lot of positivity for the work that you do and it happened to me and I couldn’t be happier.

“I wish to get the same love from people for what I have done in ‘Shamshera’.”

About her performance in the Karan Malhotra directorial, Vaani says: “I have put myself out there in a big way and you will know what I mean when you see the film. It’s been a fulfilling experience to push myself so much for a movie.

“So, here’s hoping that after ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, ‘Shamshera’ too will be a film that people see and say that I can be trusted to do anything on screen, that I would never back down from being part of a novel vision and that I would always try to reinvent myself into doing something new.”

‘Shamshera’ is all set to release on July 22. She has been paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani is hoping that this year turns out to be the best year of her career.

‘Shamshera’ is being produced by Yash Raj Films and will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. (IANS)


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