Bollywood Roundup: John Abraham, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ranveer Singh, and more…

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John Abraham’s brewing bromance with Akshay Kumar

Mumbai– It’s all about bromance between Bollywood’s “Desi Boyz” John Abraham and Akshay Kumar.

John Abraham (Photo: Facebook)

John on Friday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Akshay. In the image, the “Padman” star is seen riding piggyback on the “Rocky Handsome” actor.

“Make some noise for the Desi boys! Love you always Akshay Kumar,” he captioned the image.

Akshay and John have worked together in films like “Desi Boyz” and “Garam Masala”.

On the work front, John is currently busy promoting his film “Batla House”, which traces the story of the shootout between a seven-member Delhi Police Special Cell team and suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists allegedly involved in the serial blasts of September 13, 2008, in Delhi.

While Akshay currently awaits the release of his next “Mission Mangal”. It stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen as the al-women team at ISRO who made India’s Mars Orbiter Mission possible in 2013.

‘Truly humbling’ to win 1st National Award: Ayushmann Khurrana

New Delhi– Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has won his first National Film Award for his act as a blind pianist in “Andhadhun”, and he says the experience is “truly humbling and hugely gratifying”.

Ayushmann Khurrana

“It’s truly humbling and hugely gratifying to win the coveted National Award. As an artiste, I have always tried to back disruptive content that stands out for its quality content,” Ayushmann said, after the announcement of the prestigious awards on Friday.

“Today’s honour is a validation of my hard work, my belief system, my journey in movies and my reason to be an actor in the first place. Over and above my personal win. I’m thrilled that both the films that I have done — ‘Andhadhun’ and ‘Badhaai Ho’ — have won at the prestigious National Awards. It again validates that people of our country want to see cinema that entertains, that they can cherish, discuss and endorse.”

He describes “Andhadhun” as a pathbreaking film.

“Sriram Raghavan (the film’s director) deserves all the accolades for creating a new genre of cinema for Indian audiences to enjoy. I have been truly fortunate to be a part of Sriram Raghvan’s vision and congratulate my director for his genius. As an artiste, ‘Andhadhun’ challenged me and I strongly feel it made me a better actor,” he said.

Ranveer Singh goes quirky with orange shoes, neon green bag

London– Actor Ranveer Singh’s quirky fashion statements never cease to make headlines. Now, a photograph of him wearing orange sneakers and sporting a neon green bag has become talk of the town.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer on Thursday posted a photograph on Instagram in which he can be seen sitting beside a lake.

Dressed up in blue jeans with a matching T-shirt, the “Padmaavat” actor aced up his look with orange sneakers and a cross-body neon green bag, teamed with white sunglasses.

Ranveer’s fans were impressed with his “colourful” look .

A social media user commented: “You look like a character from Mary Poppins”.

Another user called him “rangeela raja”.

On the film front, Ranveer is currently shooting for the upcoming film “’83” , which will trace India’s historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup.

Arjun saves Malaika from flirty Karan Tacker

Melbourne– As television actor Karan Tacker flirted with Malaika Arora at the ongoing the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), her beau Arjun Kapoor came to the actress’ rescue with a funny response.

Malaika Arora (Photo: Instagram)

Karan, the awards night’s host tried to flirt with Malaika at the event but Arjun was quick to ward him away.

A video, doing the rounds on social media, Karan complimented Malaika on how good she looked after her flight.

“I must say that even after a 20-hour flight, you look absolutely gorgeous,” He told Malaika, and then added to Arjun: “You’re lucky to be sitting next to her.”

At this, Arjun got off his seat, took the mic from Karan and said: “Jaake peeche wali ke saath flirt karna (Go flirt with that girl in the back).”

Neetu Chandra adds oomph to music video

Mumbai– Neetu Chandra has added oomph to the music video of singer Payal Dev’s “Ishqa”, a number the actress describes as a “song for all generations”.

Neetu Chandra

Speaking of the new single, Payal said: “The groovy dance track features Neetu Chandra, who has added a lot of oomph to the music video. ‘Ishqa’ will definitely resonate with music lovers.”

Commenting on “Ishqa”, Neetu said: “Every song has its own story and own rhythm. In ‘Ishqa’ you will see me in a different avatar. It’s a song for all generations that you can sing/hum and dance to.”

It was launched on Friday on It will be available across the 9X Network channels August 12 onwards.

Ravi Dubey hosts reality show for mechanics

New Delhi– Actor Ravi Dubey is hosting a reality show for mechanics in India.

Castrol, an automotive and industrial lubricant company, on Friday announced the telecast of a reality show for mechanics in India, as part of its Castrol Super Mechanic Contest.

The four-part show will document the journey of 16 car and bike mechanics who have battled to win the title of ‘Castrol Super Mechanic 2019’.

“It has been an amazing experience for me to interact with the mechanics during the show, and I am sure all the viewers will enjoy this one of a kind competition as well,” Ravi said.

The weekly show will air from August 10 on the Zee network.

Lecoanet Hemant’s line echo Radhika Apte’s style

New Delhi– Actor Radhika Apte, who swears by “simple, fluid” clothing when it comes to styling herself, walked the ramp for global fashion brand Lecoanet Hemant’s new Autumn/Winter 2019 collection – Cinema of GENES, on Friday.

Radhika Apte (Photo: Twitter)

Radhika, who has carved a niche for herself across diverse mediums, feels that the collection suits her personality.

“It’s about clothes that are the most comfortable, so you can just wake up, wear it and not have to think about it, but yet you look very elegant and quite stylish,” Radhika told IANS on the sidelines of the fashion show.

On why she like Lecoanet Hemant’s fashion, the “Andhadhun” actor said that it’s “universal and simple in its appeal”.

The brand, which stresses upon being “international Indian” and modern, was founded in Paris by Frenchman Didier Lecoanet and Indo-German Hemant Sagar in the early 1980s.

In 2000, they moved their base to India and shifted to ready-to-wear clothing they produce out of their Gurugram factory.

“I admire Radhika’s modernity, that what we have in common. It’s about being modern, international Indian. I love that she’s a Netflix star and is in everyone’s living rooms. How can you not be international today?

“We in India are going through the same globalisation as everyone else. We can be nationalistic and pretend nothing else exists, but in that case we’d have to stop using our mobile phones. Preserving your identity is very important, but you have to admit the fact that the world is going international,” Sagar told IANS here. (IANS)


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