Bollywood Roundup: Nushrat Bharucha, Flora Saini, Ritika Singh, Rohit Roy, and more…

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I’m an extremely greedy actor: Nushrat

Mumbai– Actress Nushrat Bharucha, who is basking in the success of her latest release “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety”, says she is an extremely greedy actor and wants to do complicated roles.

“I am an extremely greedy actor. I want to do all sorts of roles… The more layered, more complicated the role… The more I enjoy it,” Nushrat said in a statement.

The actress is seen as Sweety in “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety”. Her character has shades of grey.

“I remember the first time I saw ‘Gupt’, I was blown away. Kajol shocked people with her choice of role. She did it when she was in the prime of her career. Ever since then, I have been waiting to do a role like that, and then ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ happened,” said the “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” fame actress.

On her role, she said: “It was a very gutsy move to carry out the duality of the character, first to make people believe that I am actually very sweet, and then just when they have believed me… to actually go out there myself and admit out loud that I am the main villain.”

Flora to play dancer in ‘Mere Sai’

Mumbai– Actress Flora Saini, who has featured in films like “Begum Jaan” and “Dhanak”, has been roped in to play the character of Suvarna — a dancer — in the show “Mere Sai”.

Flora Saini

“I am playing the role of Suvarna. She is a Lavani dancer. She will convince everyone to stand against Sai Baba. Later, Sai Baba will help her to be a good human being,” Flora said in a statement.

“I always want to do roles that would let me dance, but I did not get that chance in the last few years. ‘Mere Sai’ gave me the chance. It’s blessing of Sai Baba,” she added.

“Mere Sai” is aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

Ritika Singh in short film on fears women face

Mumbai– “Saala Khadoos” actress Ritika Singh features in a musical short film “#Iamsorry” which deals with the fears that women face on a day-to-day basis.

For International Women’s Day, which falls on Thursday, Inbox Pictures is bringing out the short film, helmed by National Award-winning director Ashwini Chaudhary.

Producer Sajid Qureshi said in a statement: “Today, when everyone is talking about women’s empowerment, this musical short film talks about the troubles, the difficulty, the dilemma that women face in their day-to-day lives. What is sad is that there is no government helpline number that prevents or helps women trying to take their lives. With this musical short film, I urge the government to take up women’s safety issue seriously and provide a suicide prevention service.”

“#Iamsorry” will release on Thursday.

Rohit Roy to host digital game show backed by Shilpa Shetty

Mumbai– Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra is set to launch a digital game show titled “iQ Trivia Live”, which will be hosted by actor Rohit Roy.

Rohit Roy

“Super excited to announce our first live digital game show ‘iQ Trivia Live’ hosted by none other than Rohit Roy. Download the application now, answer 12 questions correctly and win cash prizes!”

Rohit is excited about the collaboration.

He tweeted: “Woohoo! Here it is then! Thrilled to announce my first digital game show ‘iQ Trivia Live’ starts March 12, 9pm Download the app now. Answer 12 questions correctly and win lakhs!”

He said he is “terribly excited” and “suitably nervous”.

Rohit’s family members, brother Ronit and wife Manasi Joshi Roy, among several of his celebrity friends, including Sonu Sood, Vikram Bhatt, Aalim Hakim, Samir Soni, Sanjay Gupta, Raj Kundra, Vatsal Sheth, Akriti Kakar and Shriya Saran, wished him luck for the show.

The official page of the show describes it as “a live trivia game show where you compete against all of India to win real money.” The game show is launching on March 12.

Shilpa had also earlier produced the small screen live game show titled “Aunty Boli Lagao Boli: Sabse Kam Sabse Anokhi”.

Kareena, Karisma to share stage at conclave

Mumbai– Popular siblings Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan will share the stage at a forthcoming conclave, where they will talk about films, family and feminism.

The sisters, who belong to Bollywood’s famed Kapoor family whose legacy in films began from Prithviraj Kapoor, will be a part of the 17th edition of the India Today Conclave on March 10.

Kareena said in a statement: “It’s an honour to return to India Today Conclave and I am very excited as I will be sharing the stage with one of my inspirations, my sister Karisma Kapoor. The Conclave is one of the best platforms for great minds to come together to share great experiences, ideas and way forward.

“We will talk abour our family and its contribution to the Indian entertainment business, about films and feminism.”

The two-day gala, to be held on March 9 and 10 — will see key thought leaders converge at a forum to discuss and debate issues from around the world. The Great Churn, the theme this year, features a path to find your way as the world tilts on its axis.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan, Punjab and Rajasthan Chief Ministers Amarinder Singh and Vasundhara Raje respectively, and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, will be key speakers at the event.

Bollywood wishes Irrfan Khan speedy recovery

Mumbai– A long and healthy life for Irrfan Khan is what celebrities have wished for the actor, who has revealed that he has contracted a “rare disease” and is “fighting for choices”.

Irrfan on Monday issued a statement about his life being shaken up by a rare disease, details of which he will share in a few days once there’s a conclusive diagnosis.

“Till then, wish the best for me,” he wrote.

Following his revelation, the film fraternity has sent out best wishes for his speedy recovery. Here’s what they tweeted:

Paresh Rawal: A prayer to god to grant Irrfan Khan an exceptional talent a long and a healthy life.

Suniel Shetty: No matter what, I am sure you will emerge as a hero out of this too Irrfan Khan All our prayers with you. Get well soon.

Abhishek Bachchan: God speed.

Dulquer Salmaan: Wishing for these trying times to pass and praying for your speedy recovery and the best of health and happiness Irfan sir.

Nimrat Kaur: Sending you lots of love, positivity and healing Irrfan. Big hug.

Ayushmann Khurrana: We all are with you sir. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Tillotama Shome: There is no way you won’t get better soon Irrfan. Just no way. That permutation does not exist.

Patralekhaa: Wishing you speedy recovery! Get well soon.

Ritesh Batra: Be well. Sending good vibes.

Dino Morea: Irrfan Khan wish you well and a speedy recovery from whatever it is. God bless.

Ashish Chowdhry: I see you out-performing this one as well Irrfan Khan. It’s going to pass… Good things happen to good people. Power to you, sir.

I’ve never been Bollywood fan: Surbhi Chandna

Mumbai– Actress Surbhi Chandna says that she has never been a fan of Bollywood films.

“I have never been a Bollywood fan. There may have been times when I didn’t know which movie was releasing. I was never that involved. One may feel that working in films is less stressful than making a daily soap, but I also feel that the reach that television has, no other medium has,” Surbhi said in a statement.

Surbhi, known for essaying the role of Annika Oberoi in the show “Ishqbaaaz”, had played a small part in actress Vidya Balan’s film “Bobby Jasoos”. (IANS)


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