Bollywood Roundup: Janhvi Kapoor, Kavita Kaushik, Guneet Sharma, and more…

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Janhvi Kapoor on how she once escaped the paparazzi

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor and her best friend Namrata Purohit shared how they once escaped from the paparazzi and the ensuing car chase situation made it feel like a real like ‘Fast and Furious’ moment.

Sharing a story of Janhvi hiding from the paparazzi, her close friend Namrata Purohit said, “There was this one time, for some reason she didn’t want to get clicked at the gym. So, she told me ‘Namo, you have to help me, they can’t see me, they can’t click me whatever.’ So, we sent her car outside. I felt like a horrible person because those guys outside are actually sweet guys. But it was just like a situation that she needed to get out of that day. So, her car went the other way and the paps followed her, then she jumped into my car and we had gotten out and then we had like this whole chase going on. I felt like I was in a ‘Fast and Furious’ movie.”

Janhvi added, “Because I wasn’t supposed to be at the gym, I was supposed to be home, tired and sad. They were literally chasing us on bikes, and we were going around in her car and we had to stop at some dingy location and then I had to get back into my car. You know the amount of times I have hidden in the trunk of my car? So many times! There’s always a blanket in my car. There’s always a blanket every time I am at a place I am not supposed to be at or with someone I am not supposed to be with.”

The actress will be seen in the upcoming food show ‘Star vs Food Season 2’ where she tried her hand at cooking Korean food. The show releases on September 9 on discovery+.

Kavita Kaushik on twists her character brings to ‘Lakshmi Ghar Aayi’

Mumbai– Actress Kavita Kaushik will be seen embracing the role of ‘Buxa Mausi’ in the upcoming tracks of the show ‘Lakshmi Ghar Aayi’. Kavita who was previously seen in a reality show has been a part of the entertainment industry for quite some time now. She is now seen making a comeback after a brief hiatus.

Kavita Kaushik

Her character ‘Buxa Mausi’ is strong, powerful and a rich woman. She said: “I am very excited to be working with the team of ‘Lakshmi Ghar Aayi’. I was attracted to the story and the character, the instant I heard the story. Buxa Mausi’s character is interesting and progressive, and very interesting to play.”

She added: “‘Buxa’ is someone who doesn’t show much affection, but deep inside wants to show affection and also wants affection. It will be interesting for the audiences to watch how Buxa Mausi will affect ‘Maithail’ and ‘Raghav’. The viewers are going to have a lot of fun watching ‘Buxa Mausi’ on television.”

‘Lakshmi Ghar Aayi’ is a story that revolves around the lives of ‘Maithili Tiwari’ (played by Simran Pareenja) and ‘Raghav’ (played by Akshit Sukhija). The show highlights Maithili’s struggles and how she became a victim of dowry. Currently, the show has taken an exciting turn and has led to the marriage of ‘Maithili’ and ‘Raghav’. Even though they both have feelings for each other, the hate is covering up the love for now.

‘Lakshmi Ghar Aayi’ airs on Star Bharat.

Guneet Sharma learns Haryanvi accent by watching ‘Sultan’, ‘Dangal’

Mumbai– Actor Guneet Sharma, who is the latest entrant on the comedy television series ‘Tera Yaar Hoon Main’, has revealed that he is learning the Haryanvi accent required for his character by watching Bollywood films like ‘Sultan’ and ‘Dangal’.

Guneet Sharma

Talking about the same, Guneet said: “Originally I belong to Jalandhar, Punjab. So I can speak in Punjabi, Hindi and English languages. This character Hudda demands a Haryanvi accent. So I tried to adapt that Haryanvi way of talking by watching movies like Sultan and Dangal.”

Throwing light on his character in ‘Tera Yaar Hoon Main’, the actor added: “I am playing the role of a Haryanvi college boy whose name is Hudda. He is a fun loving guy. But at the same time he always tries to find reasons to fight with his juniors in the college, bullying and teasing them.”

The actor says he draws inspiration from a real life person for playing this role.

Guneet said: “There is a guy named Sonu in my hometown society. His character is similar to Hudda. In fact, when I got the briefing about Hudda’s character, the immediate person that came to my mind was Sonu. I tried copying his style of talking and his walk.”

Backed by Shashi Sumeet Productions, ‘Tera Yaar Hoon Main’ airs on Sony SAB.

Anil Kapoor: ‘Nayak’ has certainly aged well

Mumbai– Actor Anil Kapoor’s film ‘Nayak: The Real Hero’ has clocked 20 years of its release on Tuesday. The actor says it is one of his movies that has certainly aged well.

Anil Kapoor

A political action film directed by S. Shankar and produced by A.M. Rathnam, the movie stars Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal and Johnny Lever.

Anil said: “‘Nayak’ is one of my movies that has certainly aged well! As an actor, I’m thankful to Shankar for giving me the opportunity to explore my range as an action hero and believing in me.”

He added: “As I look back, it feels like yesterday that I was trying to balance myself on top of a bus for a fight sequence in the film. ‘Nayak’ will always remain close to my heart for its pure effort and I hope to soon be celebrating 20 more years of the movie.”

In fun trivia about the film, Anil famously went bare body for the first time for an action scene in the film. It was Indian cinema’s first action sequence to make use of computerised effects; 36 different cameras were used at the same time for a single frame.

Currently, the 64-year-old star is busy shooting for ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’, which also stars Varun Dhawan, Neetu Singh and Kiara Advani.

Farhan Akhtar: I know I don’t have a playback singer’s voice

Mumbai– Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says that he is well aware of the fact that he does not have a conventional voice of a playback singer and that is why he does not do playback on film for other actors.

Farhan Akhtar

Considering the fact that Farhan gets trolled on social media for his singing and for having a different voice texture, when asked about he deals with the criticism, he said, “I totally understand that one thing, which is that it is not a conventional playback singer’s voice. In all fairness to these people (trollers), there is a certain quality of work and singing, that is associated with playback singing.

“My skill level or my tone is not in that area, it’s not in the vicinity at all. That’s why I don’t sing for others, as I’m not a playback singer. When I feel that in my film if I will sing for my character, it will enhance the believability of my performance, so that’s where it came from, I absolutely enjoyed it and I’m not apologetic at all.”

Farhan Akhtar will spill out more such confessions on the episode of QuPlay’s ‘Pinch’ Season 2 in conversation with actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, on September 8 on QuPlay’s YouTube channel, ZEE5 and MyFm.

Nia Sharma on ‘Do Ghoont’ remake: Incredible opportunity to feature on evergreen track

Mumbai– Television actress Nia Sharma has raised the temperature with her latest dance number ‘Do Ghoont’, a remake of the iconic number ‘Do ghoont mujhe bhi’ from the 1973 film ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’.

Nia Sharma

Nia calls it an “incredible opportunity” to be featured on one of the most evergreen dance tracks of the retro era.

The original track was picturised on veteran star Mumtaz. It was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the music director was R.D. Burman.

Nia, who was once named as Asia’s sexiest woman, said: “An incredible opportunity to be featured in one of the most evergreen dance tracks of the retro era. To perform in this legendary track made immortal by Mumtazji is an honour and I can only hope that I have done some justice to the original with my performance.”

“I am thankful for the careful guidance in the choreography by Jayshree and Ganesh Acharya sir, and I hope my fans love this track as much.”

The revamped version is choreographed by Jayshree Kelkar from the famed Ganesh Acharya Productions, and the music video is set against a dazzling background with Nia taking centre stage with her energetic dance moves.

This version of the song has been rendered by Shruti Rane and the music has been composed and programmed by Viplove Rajdeo. (IANS)

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