Bollywood Roundup: Mrunal Thakur, Rakul Preet Singh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and more…

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Mrunal reveals why she wanted to do Badshah’s ‘Bad Boy x Bad Girl’

Mumbai– Mrunal Thakur will be seen shaking a leg on popular rapper Badshah’s party number ‘Bad Boy x Bad Girl’ featuring Nikhita Gandhi. The actress says it is different from anything that she has done before.

Released on Sony Music, ‘Bad Boy X Bad Girl’, features a rap by Badshah. This is the first time he has collaborated with Mrunal.

Badshah said: “Bad Boy X Bad Girla is a groovy, playful tease that makes you want to let your guard down, break those boundaries and have some fun! All of us have an unexplored wild side and sometimes it’s great to leave all your worries behind and enjoy the moment.”

The rapper, whose real name is Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, said that he had a fantastic time shooting the music video with Mrunal, who looks “great” in the number.

He said: “She looks great! We hope the audiences are ready to #BeBad and enjoy the relatable lyrics and groovy sound on Bad Boy x Bad Girl just as much as we have enjoyed creating this for them.”

Sharing her experience of collaborating with Badshah for the song, Mrunal added: “The moment Badshah made me hear Bad Boy X Bad Girl, I knew I wanted to do this! It’s such a catchy number and very different from anything that I have done before. My look in the song and my performance is a surprise for my fans and I hope they like it.”

Rakul Preet Singh enrolled for medical classes for ‘Doctor G’

Mumbai– Actress Rakul Preet Singh, whose look from the upcoming Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer ‘Doctor G’ was unveiled Friday, had to enroll for medical classes to get into the skin of her character in the film.

Rakul Preet Singh

To essay Doctor Fatima, Rakul had to learn medical terminology and also nuances of some important surgical procedures for this family entertainer, directed by Anubhuti Kashyap.

In order to make everything related to the medical world appear authentic on screen, the makers had arranged for experts to conduct special sessions with the cast – Rakul, Ayushmann and actress Shefali Shah and train them as part of their characters’ prep.

Rakul said: “Shooting for ‘Doctor G’ has turned out to be an interesting experience. Since I play a doctor, the mannerisms and actions needed to be precise. It was mandatory to learn important things related to the medical world to make it look real on screen.”

“The journey of becoming Doctor Fatima was an amazing process which I will cherish forever.”

Rakul said that she and the makers wanted her character to look authentic.

“We did multiple look tests to get her look right. The idea was for her to look as close to real as possible and bring out the endearing quality of her character. By just wearing the doctor’s coat, you suddenly get a sense of responsibility even though I was only playing a character,” she said.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: ‘No Land’s Man’ a satire on issues the world faces

Mumbai– The recently released first look of Nawazuddin Siddiqui on his social media from his first English feature film ‘No Land’s Man’ has garnered a lot of attention.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The film has already bagged a nomination from Busan Film Festival for Kim Jiseok Award.

In an exclusive conversation with IANS, Nawazuddin shared his excitement for the nomination.

“It feels great to receive such a massive response from the audience. I am glad to learn that the viewers are interested in cinema like ‘No Land’s Man’.”

“The film is a satire on the issues that we as a world are facing. I am sure that everyone across the globe will connect with the film and the subject that it brings forth,” he added.

‘No Land’s Man’ is directed by filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and A.R. Rahman is the music composer and executive producer.

The film also stars Megan Mitchell, Tahsan Khan, Eisha Chopra, Kiran Khoje, and Vikram Kochhar.

Along with Nawazuddin, the film is produced by Shrihari Sathe, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Anjan Chowdhury, and Faridur Reza Sagar.

‘No Land’s Man’ will be going to the Busan Film Festival in October and will be released later in India.

Ajay Devgn to Anand Mahindra: It was great shooting the truck stunt

Mumbai– Bollywood star Ajay Devgn, who recreated his iconic ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ split stunt for an ad using trucks, has thanked Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra and said that it was great shooting the commercial.

Ajay Devgn

Anand Mahindra posted the ad campaign on his Twitter and wrote: “30 years ago, in his debut Bollywood film, Phool Aur Kaante, @ajaydevgn performed his original master act, the split. And now, he does it again, this time for Mahindra. Watch this space for more…”

To which, Ajay has replied: “Thanks Anand, My special feats will always be reserved for Mahindra. It was great shooting this commercial.@anandmahindra @MahindraTruckBus.”

Ajay recreated his iconic ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ split stunt for the ad using trucks instead of bikes, which he originally used in the 1991 film.

Ajay’s entry in ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ became very popular where he appeared standing, balancing on two moving motorcycles. Similar stunts have been repeated in a number of films such as ‘Son of Sardaar’ and ‘De De Pyaar De’.

Saif reveals to Kapil Sharma why he can’t sing lullabies to his kids

Mumbai– Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandes will be the guests this Saturday on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. The trio will be promoting their new film ‘Bhoot Police’ in which Yami and Jacqueline play sisters plagued by an ancient ghost while Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor become their ‘shamans’ in shining armour.

Saif Ali Khan

During a candid question answer session, Archana Puran Singh asked new fathers Saif Ali Khan and host Kapil Sharma about their favourite lullaby that they sing to their children.

At first Saif said that all singing is done by Alexa and Kapil replied that he plays the catchy tune ‘baby shark’ for his daughter: “A small kid cannot understand words so they can listen to anything, it does not matter. My daughter is one and a half years old. For her I play ‘baby shark do do do do do do’.”

Talking about lullabies, Saif recalled an incident with his first born, daughter Sara Ali Khan when she was a baby: “I used to sing an English lullaby called Summertime when Sara was really young, and suddenly she opened her eyes and said, ‘Abba please don’t sing.’ From then on, I can’t sing. Even the baby said ‘don’t sing'”, which made the audience laugh heartily.

‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ airs on Sony Entertainment Television.

When Varun Dhawan’s diet left Badshah surprised

Mumbai– Rapper Badshah has revealed about the day when he was surprised to see actor Varun Dhawan eating four butter ‘naans’ and a large portion of butter chicken!

Badshah has spoken about the same on the sets of ‘Zee Comedy Show’ where he is set to appear as the special guest this weekend.

Varun Dhawan

During the shoot, Badshah shared a funny anecdote about an incident he recently witnessed when he was with Varun Dhawan. The singer mentioned how when he went to Varun’s film set recently, he was astonished to see the actor eat a large portion of food within minutes!

Talking about the same, Badshah said: “I had gone to meet him (Varun Dhawan) on the set of his film, and during that time, he had toned his body for that particular movie. He was looking ripped, and I wanted to know the secret behind him looking so fit. I sat with him for 15 minutes during his break and within that period of time, he ate four butter naans and a large portion of butter chicken.”

“While speaking, he didn’t even realise he had eaten so much, and when I told him that he had already eaten four big butter naans, he said ‘Punjabi hoon na main, we don’t count and eat’. I was actually going to ask him how he got into shape and what he eats to look so ripped, but after witnessing him eat such a large portion of food within minutes, I couldn’t ask him anything,” Badshah further said.

“But I must say, Varun is really hardworking and even if eats so much, he burns all the calories by working out, while we just let it build up in our bodies,” the rapper added with a hearty laugh.(IANS)



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