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Shah Rukh attends wedding of his hairstylist’s sister

Mumbai– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan attended the wedding of his hairstylist’s sister, leaving his fans gaga about his humility.

Shah Rukh Khan

A throwback video has been doing the rounds on Internet in which SRK is seen arriving at the wedding along with his manager and greeting the bride and groom on stage.

Dressed in a black suit, Shah Rukh surprised the guests with his appearance. The video is reportedly from the wedding of his hairstylist Raaj Gupta’s sister in May.

The actor’s fans called it a sweet gesture.

“SRK is a gem,” wrote on Twitter user, while another wrote: “What a humble person he is.”

On the work front, Shah Rukh is shooting for the new season of “TED Talks”.

I always enjoy doing my own stunts in films: Akshay

Bangkok– Actor Akshay Kumar, known for doing his own stunts, says shooting bike stunts on the streets of Bangkok for Rohit Shettys “Sooryavanshi” was extra special.

Akshay Kumar

“I always have a lot of fun doing my own stunts. Rohit is anyway a class apart when it comes to action in his films,” Akshay said in a statement.

“Doing these bike stunts on the streets of Bangkok was extra special. Many years back I would ride a bike in Bangkok to deliver food. Now I am doing the same all over again, to earn my food,” he said.

The place holds a special place in his heart since he has worked there for many years before he started his acting career.

Reliance Entertainment is presenting the film, which is backed by Rohit Shetty Picturez, Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films.

Akshay plays the lead role of Veer Suryavanshi, a character that was introduced as an anti-terrorist squad officer in a cameo role performed by the “Kesari” star in “Simmba”.

Actress Katrina Kaif will be seen as Akshay’s love interest in “Sooryavanshi”. The movie also stars Sara Ali Khan, and will see Neena Gupta essay role of Akshay’s mother.

Rajinikanth starrer ‘2.0’ to be released in China

Mumbai– Superstar Rajinikanth and actor Akshay Kumar starrer “2.0” will be released in China on July 12. Akshay on Tuesday took to social media to announce the film’s China release.


He wrote: “Get ready for the ultimate face-off, ‘2.0’ releasing in China this July 12, 2019!”

Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who is the music director for “2.0”, too shared the news. “2 point 0 in China on 56,000 screens. Premiere on June 28… Grand release on July 12,” Rahman tweeted.

“2.0”, a sequel to the 2010 film “Enthiran”, is directed by Shankar. The movie features Rajinikanth in triple role as scientist Vaseegaran, Robot Chitti and 2.0, an upgraded version of Chitti.

Akshay played the role of antagonist Pakshi Rajan in the film, which was released in November 2018. “2.0” collected over Rs 500 at the box office.

I’m learning how to be a parent: Kunal Kemmu

Mumbai– Actor Kunal Kemmu says he is still learning how to be a parent to his one-year-old daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu.

Kunal Kemmu (Photo: Facebook)

Asked if parenthood has helped him to evolve, Kunal told IANS: “Yeah, definitely. I am learning how to be a parent and all my decisions are based around my daughter Inaaya.”

Kunal married actress Soha Ali Khan in January 2015 and welcomed their daughter Inaaya in September 2017.

The 36-year-old actor added: “It’s a constant change and like after marriage people start saying life changes and I used to be like, not at all! It’s actually after you have a baby, your life actually changes.”

On the acting front, Kunal will next be seen in “Malang”. The film also features Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani.

Why was ‘Kabir Singh’ exciting for Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai– Actor Shahid Kapoor says getting into the Kabir Singh avatar for the film with the same name was a challenging task.

The actor will be seen in three avatars in the film — a college going boy, one with short hair and in angry mood and a bearded look and ruffled hairdo.

The actor admits that this has been one of his most challenging roles.

“And that’s why it’s been so exciting to play Kabir Singh,” Shahid said in a statement, adding: “The transformation had to be physical, mental and emotional.”

Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga had to show his lead protagonist going through three emotionally-charged stages of life.

“There needed to be a transition both in terms of looks and performance,” Vanga said.

The director feels Shahid “has taken it to a different level”.

“He not just managed to look strikingly different in all the three stages but even transformed his body,” he added.

Be it as a person who is letting his life slip away high on drugs and other substances, or someone who is teaching his love interest Preeti, essayed by Kiara Advani, or when he runs after his maid just because she broke a glass — there are many shades of Kabir in the film.

“Kabir Singh” is a remake of the popular Telugu hit film “Arjun Reddy” that originally starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde, it is set to release on June 21. The remake is written and directed by Vanga.

When Jim Sarbh chose Ranveer over Ranbir

Mumbai– Actor Jim Sarbh picked his “Padmaavat” co-star Ranveer Singh over actor Ranbir Kapoor for a hypothetical one-night stand situation.

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone (Photo: Bajirao Mastani)

Jim expressed his views as he appeared on “BFFs with Vogue – Season 3” along with Sobhita Dhulipala and Sumeet Vyas. The show is aired on Colors Infinity, read a statement.

During the signature BFFs game round ‘Scary Spice’, host Neha Dhupia asked Jim “Would you rather wake up in the morning and realise you had a one-night stand with — Ranveer Singh or Ranbir Kapoor?”

After a hesitant pause, Neha further coaxed him to answer by saying: “I know you are dying to take Ranveer’s name, just say it.”

To that, Jim said: “Yeah, Ranveer Singh.”

The actor also opened up about his experience of working with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on “Padmaavat”.

“There were really tough days and we shot it over a year and three days so the character is living with you at all times. Sometimes you do like 65 takes or something and you just reach that point where you don’t understand what else you can do.”

SRK shares image of ‘sugar, spice, everything nice trio’

Mumbai– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan called his three children — Aaryan, Suhana and AbRam — his “trio of sugar, spice and everything nice”.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh on Monday evening shared a photograph of his three children on Twitter. In the image, Aaryan, Suhana and AbRam are seen holding each other and smiling at the camera.

The “Chennai Express” star captioned the image: “My trio of sugar and spice and everything nice… and oh yeah! Gauri’s too.”

The 53-year-old star married his wife Gauri Khan in 1991, after a six-year courtship. They welcomed Aaryan in 1997 and their daughter Suhana in 2000. In 2013, they became parents of AbRam, who was born through surrogacy.

On the acting front, Shah Rukh was last seen in Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”, which also featured Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.

Bhumi happy with co-actors who bring diversity to screen

Mumbai– In her upcoming projects, actress Bhumi Pednekar is working with Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal and Kartik Aaryan. She says it is wonderful to work with co-actors, whose movies have not only made good box office numbers, but also proved their versatility.

Bhumi Pednekar

With Ayushmann, Bhumi has worked in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” and “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”. Now she will share screen space with him in “Bala”.

“Ayushmann and I have done three films together and we share a great equation as co-stars and as friends which is why people have appreciated our chemistry on screen. We bond like a house on fire and it just shows on screen,” Bhumi said in a statement.

She is collaborating with Vicky and Kartik for the first time. With Vicky, she features in a horror film backed by Karan Johar, and with Kartik, she will share the frame in the remake of “Pati Patni Aur Woh”.

Bhumi said: “I’m excited to team up with Vicky and Kartik. They have had a great run at the box office and they have made a strong mark with what they bring to the table as actors.

“I’m doing very different work with them and so audiences will get to see two very different sides of me in these films.”

As an actor herself, she is happy with the films on her plate.

“These are exactly the kind of projects that I want to do as an artiste. It’s amazing to collaborate with such fantastic actors who are doing exciting work and bringing such diversity on screen,” she said.

I get a bit detached with all my films: Abhishek Kapoor

New Delhi– “Kedarnath” director Abhishek Kapoor likes to detach from his projects once they release. He says he doesn’t see any of his films after completing them.

Abhishek Kapoor (Photo: Twitter)

Kapoor has helmed projects like “Rock On!!”, “Fitoor” and “Kai Po Che!”. He last direted “Kedarnath”, which marked the acting debut of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara.

“Once you finish making film, it detaches itself from you once it goes to the theatre. This is because you have given it everything you have got,” Kapoor told IANS.

“With all my films, I get a little detached. Once I finish my film and give it out, I have not seen any of my films after I have done that. But the thing with ‘Kedarnath’ is that this was Sara’s first movie and I am glad that she was well received and all her hard work has paid off. That was one of the things that came out of it,” he added.

Set in the hill station of Uttarakhand, the story of the film revolves around a Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim boy and the societal opposition due to their different religions. It is set against the backdrop of a natural calamity. The film will air on Zee Cinema on June 9.

Kapoor said it was a very difficult film. (IANS)


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