Bollywood Roundup: Elnaaz Norouzi, Kajol, Vicky Kaushal, and more…

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For Elnaaz Norouzi, athleisure is the way to go

Mumbai– There is an Iranian whiff in the Bollywood air these days. Ever since she zoomed into the limelight with her small but impressive act in the web series “Sacred Games”, Tehran-born Elnaaz Norouzi has made Bollywood sit up and notice.

Her performance in the Punjabi film “Khiro Khundi” was appreciated, as was her appearance in the OTT show, “Abhay”. The actress who sizzled the screen in music videos of Guru Randhawa’s “Made in India” and Tony Kakkar’s “Naagin jaise kamar hila”, is also the face of several endorsement campaigns.

Elnaaz, who loves being fit, believes sporty is the right way to go when it comes to making a stylish statement in leisure. She recently opted for Athleisure for a casual statement, and slayed it as few can.

Kajol tutors Ajay on how to click selfies

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Kajol has been tutoring her actor-filmmaker husband Ajay Devgn on how to click selfies!

Kajol on Tuesday morning took to Instagram, where she shared a photograph of herself sitting on a stair case. According to the caption, it seemed that the actress wanted her hubby to feature in the photo with her.

She captioned the image: “Me: Baby let’s take a selfie na… Hubby: Go sit there I will take it… Me: Selfie means both of us together and someone in the pic clicks it. His answer: pointing finger.. laugh emojis.”

Ajay shared the same image and said it was his version of a selfie.

“My version of the selfie is usually myself behind the camera,” he said.

Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Bhoot’ co-actor Akash Dhar on working with the star

Mumbai– Actor Akash Dhar had fun working with actor Vicky Kaushal in the recently-released horror film, “Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship”.

“Working with Vicky was an amazing experience. We have known each other since theatre days so the chemistry and bonding was good. The only challenging part was to enact the horror scenes because everything was on our imagination, as the vfx would take place later,” Akash said.

Directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh, “Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship” also features Bhumi Pednekar. It revolves around an abandoned ship named Sea Bird that lies abandoned along the coast.

“I am very happy that my work is appreciated in the film. it was a very technical and interesting a lot of things were happening for the first time for me. But hats off to our director as he was very clear on what he wanted from us in terms of a performance,” Akash added.

Neha Dhupia: I ate my heart out during pregnancy

 Mumbai– Actress Neha Dhupia says pregnancy was one of her best phases in life because she got a chance to eat her “heart out”, chucking all dietary restrictions she has had to maintain as an actress and model over 15 years.

“The one thing I did was I listened to every food craving of mine because I had curbed it all for 15 years. So I ate my heart out. But at the same time I exercised, and I was still into fitness a lot,” said Neha, who was a part of the Pregathon in Mumbai.

The actress was part of the walkathon along with celebrity wife Mira Rajput and 375 pregnant women, to encourage fitness among expecting mothers.

Neha opened up on working throughout her pregnancy. “I’ve always been the one who gets up and goes to work every day. So, for me to be able to wake up and consume myself in things that I love to do and have a feeling that this wonderful life is brewing inside me was just fantastic. I think that the only difference I was going through was, when I was at work I wasn’t curbing my cravings. I didn’t disclose my pregnancy for a long time and everyone around me was like, “but we’ve never seen you eat all this”, and I’m like, “yeah, but I just feel eating doughnuts today,” she laughed.

Neha got married to actor Angad Bedi on May 10, 2018. They became parents of a baby girl Mehr on November 18.

Karisma Kapoor: For me, MOM is Master of Multitasking

Mumbai– Actress Karisma Kapoor is gearing up for her digital debut with the web series “Mentalhood”. She says there is meaning and learning in every episode of the show.

“I am super-excited and very emotional because there is a meaning behind this show. There is learning behind this show. Each episode has a message and it’s for everyone out there. Even men watching this show will be like, ‘Oh my God! I didn’t realize this’. In this show, we deal with bullying, gender issues, exam fever, surrogacy, health, and various other topics. So, it is actually entertainment but you also learn something at the end of the journey of each episode, which is so beautiful,” said Karisma, at the trailer launch of “Mentalhood”. She was accompanied by co-actors Sanjay Suri, Sandhya Mridul, Dino Morea, Shilpa Shukla, Shruti Seth and Tillotama Shome. The show’s producer Ekta Kapoor was there, too, as were Aparna Acharekar, programming head, Zee5, and series director Karishma Kohli.

The series explores the multitasking nature of mothers and their various effort at the best possible upbringing for their children.

“I guess I am the seniormost parent over here, with a teenage daughter and a young son, said Karisma, adding: “For me, it’s MOM — Master of Multitasking. A mother is a master of multitasking, so as long as you know your priorities and you can multitask them, you can do everything in the world,” she said.

Urvashi Rautela: My birthday should be a holiday

Mumbai– Actress and former beauty queen Urvashi Rautela, who has turned 26 on Tuesday, says her birthday should be a holiday.

Urvashi on Monday night took to Instagram, where she shared a racy photograph of herself.

She captioned the image: “Today the sun shined a little extra, just for me. #HappyBirthday to the most amazing person on earth which is me! Thanks for the extra special birthday wishes, feeling the most loved. My birthday should be a holiday.”

As of now, the photograph has over one million likes on it. Urvashi is also trending on Twitter. The hashtag #UrvashiRautela is one of the top trends on the micro-blogging website.

On the acting front, Urvashi will be next seen in the Hindi remake of Tamil superhit “Thiruttu Payale-2” alongside Vineet Kumar and Akshay Oberoi.

John Abraham to produce social entrepreneur Revathi Roy’s biopic

Mumbai– Bollywood actor John Abraham will be co-producing the biopic on Revathi Roy, the much acclaimed social entrepreneur who started Asia’s first all women taxi service ‘Hey Deedee’ and the first all women last mile delivery service.

John’s JA Entertainment, Grewal’s Red Ice Films and Anil Bohra’s Vyka Entertainment are joining hands to co-produce Roy’s biopic.

The film, which is currently in pre-production stage, will be directed by Robbie Grewal.

“I’m very happy that we are producing this very upbeat story that combines the best of entrepreneurial twists with an extremely dramatic personal life. Revathi’s journey is that of a vivacious, funny, full of life, spirited woman who despite all odds has risen like a phoenix and has been continuously working towards empowering underprivileged women,” John said.

The story of the film has been adapted from the book “Who is Revathi Roy” by Swati Lodha.

Roy said: “I’m very happy that John, Robbie and Anil have come together to tell a story which is not just my own but of every woman who was given a chance. Women are born fighters and an opportunity given to them never goes waste. All we need to provide is an ecosystem for them to flourish. In a small way, that is what my team and I have done.”

Early in her enterprise, Roy had decided that her staff would consist only of women who were below poverty line. Today Roy, who was in the list of Fortune India’s most powerful women in 2019, has trained and empowered many such women enabling them and their families to live a life of dignity and financial independence. (IANS)



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