Bollywood Roundup: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Neha Kakkar, Nayanthara, and more…

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No trolls, just ‘likes’: Kareena posts little Jeh’s pic with Saif, Taimur

Mumbai– Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan has shared a much-loved picture of little Jeh, who was most recently the subject of an unsavoury troll attack, with her elder son, Taimur, and her actor-husband Saif Ali Khan, who’s celebrating his 51st birthday with his family in the Maldives.

Kareena posted a picture on Instagram on Monday and it was instantly liked by 8,16,000 people around the world. “Happy Birthday to the love of my life … To eternity and beyond with you is all I want,” Kareena captioned the image.

Saif and Kareena, who are fondly called Saifeena by their fans, had tied the knot in December 2012. Jeh was born on February 21 this year and since then there has been a lot of speculation, especially among the trolls, about his name.

Saif’s actress-daughter Sara Ali Khan, who was most recently seen in the discovery+ reality show, ‘Mission Frontline’, also shared a picture with her father. The ‘Simmba’ actress tagged her dad as her ‘superhero’.

“Happiest Birthday Abba. Thank you for being my superhero. My smartest friend, the best conversationalist, the coolest travel buddy and one of the biggest support systems. Love you,” Sara wrote in her caption.

Neha Kakkar, Yasser Desai’s ‘Dil Ko Karaar Aaya’ hits 100 mn views on YouTube

Mumbai– Singers Neha Kakkar and Yasser Desai’s track ‘Dil Ko Karaar Aaya’ has touched 100 million views on YouTube within one year of release.

Neha Kakkar

The track composed by Rajat Nagpal features Neha Sharma and Sidharth Shukla.

Excited at the views it has amassed, Neha Kakkar says: “Dil Ko Karaar Aaya is one of the most special songs I’ve sung. I get requested to sing this song very often and that goes to show the impact it has made on the listeners. Congratulations to Desi Music Factory for putting this wonderful song together.”

Singer Yasser Desai says: “It’s a song that is full of feels and singing it with Neha was amazing. I’m very happy that it has reached so many people across the world. Huge props to Desi Music Factory for uplifting independent music on such an impressive scale.”

‘Dil Ko Karaar Aaya’ was released under Anshul Garg’s music label – Desi Music Factory.

Nayanthara confirms engagement to filmmaker Vignesh Shivan

Chennai– Tamil actress Nayanthara has revealed that she is engaged to filmmaker Vignesh Shivan.

Nayanthara

In an interview with Divya Dharshini that aired on Vijay TV, the actress confirmed that the ring was indeed her engagement ring. Speculation has been around a long time among her fans.

The official Twitter handle of the channel tweeted a clip from the interview on Saturday in which Nayanthara is seen confirming her engagement. Vignesh had posted a picture of the actress on March 25 with a ring on. Ever since fans have been speculating if that was her engagement ring. However, no confirmation had come until now.

While promoting her recently released film ‘Netrikann’ during the interview, Nayanthara put an end to the speculation.

She said: “It was my engagement ring. We are private people so we didn’t wish to have a grand ceremony. When we decide to get married, we will definitely inform everyone. Our engagement happened in the presence of close family members. We haven’t decided on our wedding yet.”

Vikrant Massey unveils first look of ‘Forensic’

Mumbai– Actor Vikrant Massey has unveiled the first look of his upcoming film ‘Forensic’.

Vikrant Massey

The actor took to Instagram and revealed the first look on Monday. He wrote, “Here is Johnny Khanna staring right back you.”

In the picture, Vikrant is seen dressed in a blue jacket, blue denims and canvas shoes. He is seen sitting on a Harley Davidson bike.

Vikrant will be seen opposite Gauahar Khan and Prachi Desai in ‘Forensic’.

Minutes after Vikrant posted the picture, his Instagram was flooded with comments from his industry friends.

Vikrant’s co-actor in ‘Forensic’, Gauahar Khan who plays Zubina wrote, “So cool”.

Vikrant was last seen in ’14 Phere’.

Soniya Bansal to play female cop in Ganga Yadav biopic ‘Dubki’

Mumbai– Actress Soniya Bansal will be essaying the lead role of constable Ganga Yadav in ‘Dubki’.

Soniya Bansal

Dubki’s story is based on true incidents of female constable Ganga Yadav stuck in a male-dominated system. The film revolves around the struggles of Ganga who is harassed and bullied by her senior officers and even after several pleas doesn’t get any help from the IPS officer.

In 2020, Ganga had caused a stir and made headlines when she admitted in the media that she was molested inside the police station.

‘Dubki’ is her journey of empowering herself and how she fights back against the patriarchy in the system.

Soniya has gone through several transformations to fit in the character’s skin. She said: “I feel extremely honoured to play such a powerful role. This film is very dear to me and I have tried all my best to justify the intensity of Ganga. It was a beautiful experience and taught me so much. For anyone who feels less, it’s very important to feel empowered from within and only then it shall reflect outwards.”

Soniya has ‘Khudgarze’ and ‘Farak’ music videos to her credit.

Namit Das: I don’t fear being stereotyped

New Delhi– Actor Namit Das is known for his pivotal roles in ‘Wake Up Sid’, ‘Lafangey Parindey’, ‘Ankhon Dekhi’, ‘Sui Dhaaga’, and ‘Pataakha’. The actor has played impactful supporting roles in his films.

Namit Das

Talking about being boxed in a particular kind of role, Namit Das told IANS: “I have played the actor’s funny friend but I don’t think that is what my image is considering the work that I have done. I did ‘Ghanchakkar’ and ‘Sumit Sambhal Lega’ as lead. With all the OTT work that I have done and also the two films I did Pataakha and Sui Dhaaga I don’t think I was a funny friend. I was a full fledged character. I don’t fear being stereotyped, I have always broken this image of mine of doing anything actually.”

The actor was last seen in the web series ‘A Suitable Boy’ and ‘Mafia’.

Namit believes that every kind of actor plays a character at the end of the day. He said, “I think there is a complete misconception about character and about lead roles. Every actor plays a character at the end of the day. Yes, the story revolves around you. So I feel craft is important everywhere whether you’re planning a secondary character or you are playing the most primary character.”

Namit’s upcoming projects are ‘Dhunali’, ‘Chuna’ and ‘Rocket Boys’.

Divya, Shamita in catfight on ‘Bigg Boss OTT’

Mumbai– Host Karan Johar lost his cool on housemates Divya Agarwal and Shamita Shetty on an episode of ‘Bigg Boss OTT’.

Karan Johar

The show started with him bashing Divya on her commenting that “I don’t need ‘Bigg Boss’ in my career” to which Karan was furious and said “Tell me, Divya ma’am, if you don’t need the show, why are you here? This is ‘Bigg Boss’ house, there is no party. You all are playing a game, let’s get that straight.”

After a never-ending argument with the host, Divya emotionally broke down and was seen fighting with Shamita Shetty.

At another moment, when Shamita said, “I really don’t care”, Karan didn’t spare her a lashing either. He blasted her saying “I will not care about you if you don’t care about yourself and the show.” Shamita was later seen wiping away her tears.

Interestingly, Shamita and Divya, who were thought to be on good terms with each other initially, have been taking off on each other in the last couple of days. It all started when Divya called Shamita “bossy”, to which the latter retorted saying, “I’ve done three reality shows before and this is my fourth.”

Divya also accused Shamita of taking her screen time and asserted that she didn’t like her diplomacy. Shamita seemed to prefer to hold off the fight for now as she told Divya, “I don’t wish to talk to you.”

The twists and turns in the ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ house seem to be getting interesting by the day.

Daily episodes of ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ stream on Voot. (IANS)

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