BOLLYWOOD ROUNDUP: Katrina, Salman, Tabu, BHK, Milkha and Azhar

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I’m in awe of you: Salman tells Katrina
Mumbai–Salman Khan continues to be in “awe” of Katrina Kaif — he has admitted on national television.From Katrina’s dance skills, beauty to her acting prowess – Salman praised it all on the stage of “B


igg Boss Nau” finale. The superstar appreciated her journey towards success in showbiz, calling her a “hard worker” and one of those he counts among the “strongest women” he has ever known.

When Salman was heaping praise on Katrina’s entry to the tunes of the romantic track “Pashmina”, her “Fitoor” co-star Aditya Roy Kapoor, who accompanied her to the set of the show, said: “I was also a part of the performance.” To that, the 50-year-old actor quipped: “She was good.”

Myth that I only want best roles in films: Tabu
Kolkata–Actress Tabu says it is a “myth” that filmmakers feel she will not accept a role that is anything less than the best one. “They think that if they come to me with less than the best role in the film, she will not do it, whether it’s comedy or whatever. They feel, ‘give her the best role in the film or she will refuse it’.

“So that’s the myth they have about me,” the “Chandni Bar” actress said here when asked on the roles that pass her by possibly because certain filmmakers feel she prefers intellectual characters. The National Award winner said she was okay with the labels people ascribe her with.

“People will put a tag that is convenient to put on you rather than what you are. I am happy being who I am,” she said at the Kolkata Literary Meet.

Milkha Singh invites team ‘Saala Khadoos’
Mumbai–Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, whose life’s story inspired the movie “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, has extended an invitation to the team of “Saala Khadoos”, which is about a boxing coach and his protege. He has invited the film’s entire team to his house in Chandigarh. And the team will be visiting him on January 25. The film is a production by Rajkumar Hirani, who has been promoting “Saala Khadoos” extensively, including at his hometown Nagpur.

Happy with Milkha Singh’s invitation, Hirani said: “We are honoured to be invited by Milkha Singh and are looking forward to having lunch with him.” A source close to the film’s makers said that upon seeing the rushes of “Saala Khadoos”, Milkha Singh is of the opinion that it would help promote the sport of boxing in the country. “Saala Khadoos” is a sports film, featuring R. Madhavan as a strict coach who relentlessly pushes his protege — played by Ritika Singh — to overcome obstacles and achieve her boxing goals.

Milkha Singh is especially happy that a filmmaker of Hirani’s repute is producing such a sports-oriented film, which is written and directed by Sudha Kongara.

Really want to do love story right now: Prachi Desai
Actress Prachi Desai says she’s keen to feature in a love story. And would love it if she gets a co-star who is of her age. “I want to work with actors more my age and do films which are youth-oriented… I’d love to work with (actors) Aditya Roy Kapur and Varun Dhawan,” the 27-year-old, who has earlier co-starred with actors like Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Abhishek Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, told IANS.

“I really want to do a love story right now, I think doing something more youth-oriented would be a lot fun. It could be an intense story or a rom-com,” added the actress, who has worked in “Rock On!!”, “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai” and “Bol Bachchan”.

Prachi’s next film is Anthony D’Souza’s upcoming biopic “Azhar”, in which she will essay the role of former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s ex-wife Naureen. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Sneha Rajani under their banners Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, “Azhar” is a biographical sports film on Azharuddin. The film, releasing on May 13, will feature actors Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, and Huma Qureshi.

‘BHK…’ a comedy drawn from real life, says actor
“BHK Bhalla@Halla.Kom”, a forthcoming comic entertainer, draws from real-life situations faced by a common man in a metropolitan city, says actor Benjamin Gilani. “It’s not an out-and-out comedy, but the overall tone of the film is on a lighter vein. You can neither call the film nor the characters as outright comedy. There are very serious moments as well,” Benjamin told IANS.

“But at the same time, there is not much preaching in the film. It’s about situations, characters and human relationships which are comic but drawn from real life.” Benjamin plays a rich businessman in the film. When his daughter falls in love with a man and wants to marry him, he sets a condition that the man has to first buy a flat in the city with his own money. About his character, Benjamin said: “It’s not a very complicated character. It is very straight-forward.”

“BHK Bhalla@Halla.Kom” is jointly produced under the banner of 9 Production, GM Film Production and RCOM Productions. It is slated for release on February 5.

Will be happy with 100 films before retiring: Tusshar Kapoor
Mumbai–Actor Tusshar Kapoor, who features in sex comedies “Mastizaade” and “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3”, says he will be happy if he’s able to do even 100 movies before he washes off his grease-paint. The actor, son of veteran actor Jeetendra and brother of film and TV producer Ekta Kapoor, has featured in a string of comedies. Of late, he has been seen in sex comedies.

Asked if he is satisfied with the kind of roles that he’s getting, Tusshar said: “I am very happy, (but) I am definitely not satisfied as I have to do a lot more films. “I can’t break the record of my father as he has done (around) 250 films. So, even if I do 100 (films) by the time I retire, I think I will be very happy.”

Directed by Umesh Ghadge, “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3” also features Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi.


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