Bollywood Roundup: Shah Rukh Khan, Rhea Chakraborty, Govinda, and more…

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SRK, Gauri are Godparents to KJo’s kids

Mumbai– Filmmaker Karan Johar says his friends Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan are Godparents to his children Roohi and Yash.

Karan became a father to twins via surrogacy last year.

Gauri Khan

During an episode of his show “Calling Karan” season 2, Karan was asked who would he like to choose to be Godparents to his children, read a statement.

Karan said: “Shah Rukh and Gauri are the Godparents to my twins.”

Karan shares a strong bond with the actor and his wife.

“Calling Karan” is one of the shows of Ishq 104.8 FM.

If a man is not feminist, he has lost understanding of gender equality: Rhea

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, who will be seen in the film “Jalebi”, says every man and woman has a role to play in changing the image and position of women in a patriarchal society like India. She says men should understand feminism is not male-bashing, but a celebration of gender equality.

Rhea Chakraborty

As more stories continue to keep emerging from women who are victims of gender violence, sharing her thoughts on the issue and how cinema can create an impact, Rhea told IANS here: “All of us have a role to play in changing the mindset on gender equality. For thousands of years, injustice and discrimination happened to women even for their basic rights to live as equal human beings.

“While it is good to see that dialogue has started, I must say that if a man is not a feminist, he has lost the understanding of gender equality. Feminism is not male bashing. It is a concept to celebrate gender equality, providing equal opportunity to every human being beyond gender.”

Being a young actress, she has decided not to be a part of any film where women are projected in a bad light in the name of entertainment.

“There is a thin but strong line between presenting a woman in an entertaining manner and seeing her through the lens of a male chauvinist. I will certainly not take part in the latter. A film has a voice that gets heard by the maximum population as it is part of our popular culture.

I was not very good at romantic scenes: Govinda

 Mumbai– Actor Govinda, known for his comic skills, says there was a time when he was not good at doing romantic scenes in films.

Govinda and actor Varun Sharma had shot for an episode of acting-based reality show “India’s Best Dramebaaz”. While shooting for it, Govinda was asked if he ever had to work hard for any of his movie scenes, read a statement.

The “Hero No.1” star replied saying: “I was not very good at romantic scenes. In my very first movie ‘Ilzaam’, there was a dance sequence where I was supposed to run and get close with my co-star Neelam but I could not do it.

“I started shivering and started feeling feverish. Our choreographer Saroj Khan noticed it and she asked me if I ever had a girlfriend. I said no. She smiled and said she would teach me how to romance on screen.”

Govinda also promoted his forthcoming film “FryDay” on the semi-finale episode of “India’s Best Dramebaaz”.

Aparshakti Khurana to host ‘Bigg Buzz’

Mumbai– Actor Aparshakti Khurana will be entering the ‘Bigg Boss’ universe by hosting “Bigg Buzz”

“Bigg Buzz” is a property by VOOT — wherein evicted contestants will share their experience inside the house. Aparshakti will interact with the contestants, conduct a few fan calls and a few other activities.

“Every year, India waits for ‘Bigg Boss’ and I have personally been a huge fan of this larger than life reality show and its host Salman Khan,” Aparshakti said in a statement.

“With ‘Bigg Buzz’, I can now live every part of the show and Salman’s weekend ka vaar through this unique segment as well. I am looking forward to host this piece that every diehard ‘Bigg Boss’ fan would look forward to watch as they will get to witness all the unheard fun and drama right from the horse’s mouth. I am happy to host ‘Bigg Buzz’ and can’t wait for the excitement to unfold,” he added.

This year the 12th season of the controversial reality TV show “Bigg Boss” has come up with a beach theme.

Naveen to play negative role in ‘Jiji Maa’

Mumbai– Actor Naveen Pandita has been roped in to play Karma, a negative character, in the show “Jiji Maa”.

The show produced by Kinnari Mehta under her production house has been dominated by women since its inception. It already has actresses Pallavi Pradhan and Charu Asopa playing negative characters.

Soon, the audience will get to see Naveen as a negative character. He will play Charu’s on-screen boyfriend.

“Male negative characters are rare on Indian television. The character that I’m playing is completely opposite of who I am. So, it is definitely a challenging role,” Naveen said in a statement.

“The entire cast is most welcoming. Looking forward to the audience’s response,” he added

Rajkummar is an extraordinary actor: Amyra Dastur

Mumbai– Actress Amyra Dastur, who has joined the cast of “Made In China”, says she has to bring her best on the sets of the movie because she finds co-star Rajkummar Rao an extraordinary actor.

Amyra Dastur (Photo: Twitter)

“I’m really happy with the films I have managed to bag during this year. People are definitely going to see a different side of me in this film as well. All I can say about my look is that my fans and the audience will definitely take a moment or two to recognise me in this film,” Amyra said in a statement.

This will be the second time Amyra and Rajkummar will be working together. The two will also be seen in “Mental Hai Kya”.

“Working with Rajkummar again is wonderful and to dress up in our unusual avatars or characters is even better because it is so different from ‘Mental Hai Kya’. I still need to bring my best on set because even though there’s a comfort level, he’s still an extraordinary actor and one has to keep up,” she said.

The film also stars Mouni Roy and Boman Irani.

I’m sure Aayush, Warina’s destiny is pretty okay: Salman Khan

Mumbai– Actor-producer Salman Khan expects “Loveyatri” to be a “big hit”, but says every film and actor has a destiny. And in the case of newcomers Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain, the the film’s lead cast, he is confident their destiny is “pretty okay”.

Salman Khan (Photo courtesy: Economic Times)

“Loveyatri” is produced by Salman, who interacted with the media at a musical concert celebrating the film’s journey, along with Aayush, Warina, Ronit Roy, music composer Tanishk Bagchi and singers Udit Narayan, Palak Muchchal, Darshan Rawal and Badshah here on Wednesday.

Asked about his expectations from the film, Salman said: “We can’t expect this film to be a biggest disaster ever, so obviously we all want this film to be a big hit and that’s what we wish, but only that Friday will tell us whether this film is hit or not and the leading pair and director of the film is appreciated or not.

“We all have worked really hard to make this film so, it will be very nice to hear positive response from audience.”

Salman is launching his brother-in-law Aayush, who is married to Arpita Khan, in Hindi films with “Loveyatri”.

Is Salman nervous prior to the release of the film?

“What to be nervous about? Every film has its own destiny. He (Aayush) has his own destiny. Warina has her own destiny. I am sure their destiny is pretty okay,” he said. (IANS)




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