Bollywood Roundup: Saqib Saleem, Cyrus Sahukar, Surveen Chawla, and Aamir Khan

Saqib Saleem (Photo: Twitter)
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Saqib finds it ‘interesting’ to sport mustache

New Delhi– Actor Saqib Saleem had to grow a mustache for his maiden digital project. He says since he had never sported one before, it was interesting to have the facial hair.

The “Race 3” actor will play a “dark but honest” character in ZEE5’s show “Rangbaaz”.

“To be honest, I have never had a mustache in my life. So just to have that, was very interesting. I couldn’t recognize myself for a few days. I think as an actor, it did put me in a different space,” Saqib told IANS.

Talking more about his character, he shared: “Although the process was very interesting, I made sure that I stopped working out because my character wasn’t supposed to look very muscular. I did a lot of cardio because there are different phases in the show.”

“I have to look like a man of different ages at different times. I wanted to make sure that I looked like that. My character is a gangster. There are shades of grey, but you will definitely find some heart in the character,” he added.

Acting is something I absolutely love: Cyrus Sahukar

New Delhi– Cyrus Sahukar has featured in Bollywood movies like “Delhi-6” and “Aisha”, and the host-actor wants to act more as he absolutely loves acting.

Cyrus Sahukar (Photo: twitter)

“I have done very little cinema because a large part of my life has been focused on gigs. About 80 days a year, I am on the road doing live events for corporates… I can say that acting is something I absolutely love. Therefore, a few years ago I promised myself that I must do theatre and had a really good time doing it,” Cyrus told IANS.

“Whether it was ‘Delhi-6’, ‘Aisha’ or ‘Love Breakups Zindagi’, I believe that the movies that I have done had very interesting and meaty roles. They were roles that I enjoyed doing. Would I like more? Of course, I’d like more,” he added.

His stint as a MTV VJ helped him with acting as well.

“I feel like in MTV, I primarily played many weird characters and for me that was like an acting performance. I do believe that the VJs at that time were very colourful and when you are a colourful person, there are a lot of aspects of yourself to explore that may lead them to become good actors.

“Also, the people who don’t act in real life are very interesting on camera because there is an openness and a weird timing to them. There is a glimpse of their soul in every character that they play,” he said.

“Elovator Pitch”, co-hosted by Cyrus, premiered last month on MTV.

Surveen Chawla announces her pregnancy

Mumbai– Actress Surveen Chawla, who surprised everyone a few months ago by revealing that she has been married for two years, is now expecting her first child.

Surveen Chawla (Photo: Twitter)

Announcing the news of her pregnancy, the actress who has graduated from television to films, on Thursday took to Instagram and wrote: “Life happens when it chooses to happen, when it wants to happen. And it is happening right now in this very moment, making our blessed and beautiful world even more blessed than what it already is!

“Yes, there is a miracle taking place, a miracle called life. And we are growing by two little teeny-weeny feet!”

The message was accompanied by a photograph with her businessman husband Akshay Thakker.

After garnering visibility with TV show “Kahiin Toh Hoga” and “Kaajjal”, Surveen has featured in films like “Hate Story 2”, “Ugly” and “Parched”. She has also done Punjabi movies.

‘Thugs…’ journey has been special, memorable: Aamir Khan

Mumbai– Bollywood star Aamir Khan says whatever may be the fate of “Thugs Of Hindostan”, which released on Thursday, he is satisfied with the feeling that the team has given the film its best and that it has been a joyride to work on it.

Aamir Khan (Photo: twitter)

Reaching out to the audience, he said: “We have made the film with a lot of love and effort, and we hope that you enjoy it.”

The message was a part of a lengthy post sent out via social media late on Wednesday, wherein Aamir personally expressed gratitude to all key team members — actors, producer, director and technicians — for “a wonderful journey”.

“A journey which has been so special and memorable for me. Each one of you has done such a mind blowing job, and I am so happy to be a part of this team,” Aamir wrote.

“We have no idea how successful it will be, but irrespective of the fate of the film, I want to thank you all for a very fulfilling two years. I think we can all be satisfied that we have given it our best,” the actor added.

“Thugs Of Hindostan”, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films, marks the first time that Aamir has worked with megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Besides them, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh complete the primary cast of the period drama which is high on action.

For Chopra, Aamir said he is “one of the finest producers” he has worked with, while for the director, who is popularly called Victor. Victor, he said, “has always brought the best out of me as an actor”.

As for Big B, Aamir said he has always been an inspiration for him.

Of his “Dangal” co-star Fatima, Aamir said she is “one of the finest co-stars I have ever worked with”. “Fatty you are a star,” he added. (IANS)


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