Bollywood Roundup: Esha Deol, Sharad Kelkar, Suniel Shetty, and more…

- Advertisement -

Esha takes Suniel Shetty’s help for ‘Hunter: Tootega Nahi Todega’ stunts

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Esha Deol has shared her experience of performing all the stunts by herself on the sets of ‘Hunter: Tootega Nahi Todega’.

Working with Suniel Shetty, she says, has helped her perfect her action skills.

She said: “All the action sequences have been performed by me. Fighting against the cool and calm Anna, was a wonderful experience. Got lots of takeaways from him as he is a pro at it. Having worked with Anna in the past, so there was a certain level of comfort and we had fun times shooting for the project. The action scenes with him were especially awesome to shoot. I have immense respect for him.”

Esha, who made her acting debut with ‘Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe’, and later worked in ‘Dhoom’, ‘Kaal’, ‘Dus’, and ‘No Entry’, further briefed about her character in the series.

“My character is transitional and portrays the journey of a girl coming from a small town. She is a girl on a mission. No muss no fuss. Bold and gutsy,” she concluded.

The show features Suniel Shetty as A.C.P. Vikram Sinha, Esha Deol as Divya (Freelance Journalist), Rahul Dev as Police SHO Hooda, alongside Barkha Bisht, Karanvir Sharma, Mihir Ahuja, Teena Singh, Chahat Tejwani, Siddharth Kher, Gargi Sawant, Smita Jayakar and Pawan Chopra.

Sharad Kelkar’s ‘work culture shock’ moment with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Mumbai– Sharad Kelkar, who can be seen in the just-released streaming film ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga, has shared that he experienced a culture shock when he worked in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2013 film ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’.

The actor started his career in 2004 with the show ‘Aakrosh’ in which he played Inspector Sachin Kulkarni. The show aired on Doordarshan.

He kept doing films in regional languages and Hindi and then eventually landed a role in the Bhansali directorial ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’, starring Ranvir Singh and Deepika Padukone.

The actor said during the ‘Cyrus Says’ podcast, hosted by Cyrus Broacha, “One of my initial films was ‘Ram-Leela’. So I went to the sets on the first day, and there was a crowd of 1,000 people, plus the crew, plus the main actors. ‘Aur hum dedh din rehearsal kar rahe the’ (we were doing rehearsals for a day-and-a-half).”

He added, “‘Aur mujhe aise lag raha tha ki kitne paise waste ho rahe hai. Itne mein toh main 13-15 min shoot kardeta (I felt, so much of money is being wasted, I would have shot 13 to 15 minutes of scenes in this time). Because I came from TV, it came as a shocker for me. But once I did the film and we went for the screening, I saw the movie and then I hugged Sanjay (Bhansali) sir.”

‘Cyrus Says’ of IVM Podcasts is hosted by Cyrus Broacha. The episode is available for streaming on YouTube.

Suniel Shetty says Bollywood helps Indian diaspora stay connected with their roots

Mumbai– Actor Suniel Shetty, who has been garnering audience appreciation ever since his streaming debut, has shared that Bollywood helps the Indian diaspora, in different parts of the world, stay rooted to their homeland and that the upcoming stage musical show, ‘Disco Dancer – The Musical’ celebrates the Bollywood of the 1980s era.

The actor said, “To the Indian diaspora, Bollywood provides a connection with their memories back home. Music unites us all and this is the sentiment that we are celebrating and showing respect to through ‘Disco Dancer- The Musical’. Long before musicals, our cinema was pioneering the concept of telling a story through song and dance. We did it first”.

He further mentioned, “I have grown up listening to this music, idolising the heroes of that era and for me and everyone else, this will be an experience of pure nostalgia. Our song and dance routines have been mocked but now people are realising their importance and the happiness they have brought to millions…

After sold-out shows at West End, London, ‘Disco Dancer – The Musical’ has been brought to India by Saregama and Suniel Shetty.

A Saregama production ‘Disco Dancer – The Musical’ will premiere on April 14 at the NSCI dome in Mumbai.

‘Karm ya Kaand’: Sonu Sood returns with new season of ‘MTV Roadies’

Mumbai– Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood, who has worked across multiple film industries in India, is returning to the youth adventure television show ‘MTV Roadies season 19’. The makers of the show dropped the show teaser on Friday.

Sonu was recently seen in Amritsar gearing up for the next season of the show.

Kickstarting the season’s audition announcement, the video shows him prepping with some sugarcane juice for a journey that promises to be replete with ‘Kaand’, referring to the teaser launch, and logo reveal of the show’s latest season – ‘Karm ya Kaand’.

Excited about the upcoming season, Sonu said, “‘MTV Roadies’ has consistently redefined the meaning of adventure for viewers across the country. I’m thrilled to be back with a new season of ‘MTV Roadies’. It’s going to be a thrilling and twisted ride of entertainment, courage, and adventure – I can tell you that”.

The actor also mentioned some mysterious additions to the upcoming season. Earlier, Sonu replaced Rannvijay Singha as the show’s host after the latter’s stint of 17 long years as the ‘Singh Is King’ actor took over the reins as the show host back in 2022.

With the theme of ‘Karm Ya Kaand’, MTV Roadies season 19 is set to return with its on-ground auditions. (IANS)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here