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Shah Rukh Khan thanks ‘Chak De India’ girls for making him the ‘gunda’

Mumbai– Actor Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to the cast of his 2007 film ‘Chak De India’ through his social media accounts on Thursday.

The actor, who played the role of Kabir Khan, coach of the Indian women’s hockey team, expressed his love as the film completed 14 years of release on August 10.

The actor uploaded a selfie and captioned it: “Just felt like thanking all the young ladies of Chak De India for making the film such a beautiful experience. And Shimit, Adi, @yrf, #MirRanjanNegi, @jaideepsahni, @sudeepdop, @Sukhwindermusic and all involved with this labour of love for making me the ‘Gunda’ of the film.”

The film was directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra. ‘Chak De India’ traced the struggle of Indian women’s hockey team as they battled sexism and personal issues and won the World Cup.

Meanwhile, Shah Rukh is shooting for his next film ‘Pathan’ here.

Working with Vikram Gokhale was like going to school: Rupali Suri

Mumbai– Young actress Rupali Suri recently finished shooting for a short film with veteran actor Vikram Gokhale.

Rupali Suri (Photo: IANS)

The actress said initially there was pressure, but eventually she learnt a lot from the veteran actor..

“Working with him (Gokhale) is a pressure in itself. When he speaks, you know the kind of attention he commands as people listen to him. To top it all, Vikram sir is very down-to-earth and often says that he has learnt so much from me too! It was like a school. I surrendered myself to acting and filmmaking veterans,” Rupali said.

The short film is touted to be a funny one with a message for the audience between the lines.

“Every film, short or feature, should always have a message,” said Gokhale, who is looking forward to the post-production of the film.

Directed by Sanjay Rawal, the short film has Bhavesh Rawal as the cinematographer.

As the film is about friendship, Rupali said, “From a young child to a senior citizen, anyone can be a friend as long as there is a connection. It is an organic relationship.”

The untitled film is currently in post-production stage.

Kirti Kulhari says she hasn’t understood what makes a film a success or failure

New Delhi– Kirti Kulhari agrees that if actors have not performed they are to take a part of the blame for a film’s failure. However, the ‘Pink’ star added that she has not really understood what makes a movie successful or a failure.

Kirti Kulhari (Photo: Instagram)

Talking about if she finds it fair if actors are blamed for a film’s failure, Kirti told IANS: “Well, if the actors have not performed well yes, they are to take a part of the blame but honestly, I have been in Bollywood for a while and I really haven’t understood what makes a film successful or a failure.”

The box-office is unpredictable, says the 36-year-old actress.

“And really a film’s failure and success at the box-office most of the time is really something you cannot predict and sometimes some not-so-good films become successful and sometimes very good films fail and you just don’t know why. I am still in that state like I don’t know why. Haven’t figured it out and I think it will be very tough to figure it out,” she added.

Kirti is now gearing up for the release of her upcoming web-series ‘Human’, which also stars Shefali Shah.

Divya Agarwal: Ekta Kapoor has been a true cheerleader

Mumbai– Divya Agarwal, currently seen in ‘Bigg Boss OTT’, will be portraying a mysterious character in the upcoming action-drama ‘Cartel’. She reveals about being lauded by television czarina Ekta Kapoor.

Divya Agarwal

“Ekta Kapoor ma’am has been a true cheerleader for me. She has believed in me and has always encouraged me to push the envelope. When she shared the first ‘Cartel’ Instagram story about me, I was overwhelmed and had tears of joy. She was proud of my work,” shares Divya.

When asked about being a part of ‘Cartel’, she adds: “Honestly, this series will be a game-changer for me. I like to be recognised for the characters that I play in my life. I have taken a lot of time and effort along with such a humongous team who worked to bring this masterpiece to the audience. I would say that this will definitely position me as an actor in the industry as the makers of the show brought the best out of me.”

‘Cartel’ is set in present-day Mumbai and the story revolves around five crime lords. The show features Supriya Pathak, Tanuj Virwani, Jitendra Joshi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Pranati Rai Prakash, Divya Agarwal, Girija Oak Godbole and others.

‘Cartel’ will be streaming from August 20 on ALTBalaji and MX Player Gold.

Akshay-Vaani waltz their way into Instagrammers’ hearts

Mumbai– Actors Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor are already in a celebratory mood, going by their latest dance video on the song ‘Marjaawaan’ from their upcoming film ‘Bell Bottom’.


Akshay shared the video on Instagram. The two hold each other gently as they groove on the number, which has been sung by Gurnazar and Asees Kaur.

The actor asked their fans to create their own steps on the tune.

“Some songs stay with you forever. Create your versions of #Marjawaan with your partner. I’ll reshare some of the best entries on my story,” he wrote as the caption of the video, which currently has 936,000 views on the photo-sharing website.

‘Bell Bottom’, an espionage thriller is directed by Ranjit M. Tiwari. The film also stars Lara Dutta Bhupathi and Huma Qureshi. Set in the 1980s, the film was largely shot in Glasgow, Scotland, amid the Covid-19 lockdown.  (IANS)


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