Bollywood Roundup: Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, and more…

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#MeToo movement not about gender, it’s about right over wrong: Deepika

New Delhi– The #MeToo movement is not a man versus woman debate, says Bollywood’s leading actress Deepika Padukone, who feels it is a matter of voices being raised in favour of right over wrong.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika and actor Ranveer Singh, who made a joint appearance at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here on Friday, were asked to comment on the raging #MeToo movement in Bollywood.

She said: “For me, the MeToo movement is not about gender. It’s about the victory of right over wrong. So anyone who faces any sort of discrimination or any sort of abuse, I think we as a people must support that person. It’s not about a woman or a man or female vs male, let’s not get confused in that conversation.”

While not directly addressing Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar, Ranveer said gender irrespective, any kind of harassment is unacceptable.

“Harassment per se, is wrong. Harassment of anyone. Women, men… Any person being harassed is wrong, whether it is in the workplace, public place, the street, at home… harassment is wrong. Right now there is something that has happened, and there are all kinds of speculations, but if it has happened, it takes a lot of courage to speak about it.

Hrithik Roshan becomes face of Tata Tigor car

Mumbai– Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan will be the brand ambassador of the updated version of Tata Tigor car, automobile manufacturer Tata Motors announced on Friday.

Hrithik Roshan

The updated version of the compact sedan will be launched on October 10.

“I am honoured to be associated with the Tata Motors family and excited to be a part of this journey. Tata Tigor is a modern stylish sedan, with fantastic features,” Hrithik said in a statement.

“I really like its coupe-inspired design, which gives it a very luxurious feel,” he added.

On the association, Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said: “Resonating with brand Hrithik Roshan, the new Tigor stands for versatility, consistent strong performance and unparalleled style.”

SRK wishes love, success to Arpita, Aayush

Mumbai– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is extremely glad for Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan and her husband Aayush Sharma, who has made his Bollywood foray with “Loveyatri”. He has wished them luck.

Shah Rukh Khan

“Extremely glad for Arpita and Aayush Sharma… Love and success to you now and always! ‘Loveyatri’,” Shah Rukh tweeted on Friday.

“Loveyatri” also stars Warina Hussain, Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor. It is directed by Abhiraj Minawala.

The film released on Friday.

Shah Rukh on the work front will next be seen in Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”, which also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.

This will be the second time that Shah Rukh will be seen starring with Anushka and Katrina. The three have previously featured in “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”.

Ranveer, Deepika dodge wedding date questions

New Delhi– Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone smartly dodged and laughed away questions surrounding their wedding at a summit here on Friday, quipping how they have been engaged and married several times according to media reports.

Ranveer Singh

The grapevine was abuzz that the two would tie the knot in November, and that preparations were underway. The powerhouse couple made a joint appearance at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here when they were asked point blank: “When is the wedding?”

Ranveer took the first plunge to address the question, and said in his inimitable style: “When, where, you are reading that everyday in the news. My sherwani’s colour, the wedding itinerary, the gifts that guests are going to give… Everything is decided. So you know all about it.

“Our very enthusiastic friends in the media are not holding back and yeah, it’s all out there. But when there is something, you all will be the first to know.”

Just when he dodged the query, Deepika was asked in a straightforward way: “Was there a November wedding which has now been pushed to early next year?”

Deepika, who looked resplendent in a sari, said: “There were many November weddings… By the way, we have as per the media, been married several times.”

Shreyas, Aftab to star in ‘Setters’

Mumbai– Actors Shreyas Talpade and Aftab Shivdasani will be seen sharing screen space in the upcoming film “Setters”.

The film also stars Sonnalli Seygall and Ishita Dutta. The shooting will start on October 10, and the film’s first look will be unveiled on Saturday.

“Time to start a new journey with ‘Setters’, with the first look out, we will hit the shooting floors on October 10,” Shreyas tweeted.

The film will be directed by Ashwini Chaudhary, best known for “Dhoop” and “Laado”.

Vineeta Malik enters ‘Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2’

Mumbai– Veteran actress Vineeta Malik will play Rajmata in the show “Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2”.

“I am excited to play the role of Rajmata in the show. She is the head of the family who makes all the efforts to keep them safe and protected. My character has been beautifully written and defined,” Vineeta said in a statement.

“I haven’t started shooting yet, but will start soon. I am all set and look forward to receiving the love from my fans,” she added.

“Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2” is born out of a clash between myth and mystery propagated by tradition and the equally strong desire to seek the truth behind such beliefs.

Riteish, Dipannita play modern-day parents in short film

Mumbai– Actress Dipannita Sharma and actor Riteish Deshmukh will be seen as modern-day parents in the upcoming Y-Films’ short film “Pyaar Actually” directed by Ashish Patil.

“It is a collection of four shorts. The one I’m in has Riteish Deshmukh with me. We play modern-day parents. I feel we often look at one aspect of love. It is so much more and that’s what these shorts depict.

“Love is multi-dimensional. There are various things that can connect two people and that’s what makes love what it is,” Dipannita said in a statement.

Y-Films is the youth wing of Yash Raj Films.

Dipannita has earlier played a role in YRF’s “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl”. (IANS)


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