Bollywood Roundup: Shah Rukh Khan, Shrenu Parikh, Nayanthara, and more…

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Shah Rukh explores Dubai’s City Walk

Mumbai– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan explored Dubai’s shopping-cum-entertainment hub City Walk in the quest to solve a riddle during his latest promotional campaign.

In the fifth film of the campaign, Shah Rukh is seen trying to unravel clues that will lead him to a big revelation, which will be made in the sixth film of the series.

Shah Rukh describes City Walk as a place “where you get everything you need”.

There, he searches for a man with a white hat, who gives him another clue only after inviting the actor to his cafe. At the cafe, the chef suggests Shah Rukh the “last bite brings it all together”.

That’s what leads the actor to another clue, which is the latitude and longitude of a place. “I think we just found our next clue,” says the actor, with a “to be continued” message at the end of the film.

I’ve grown up watching ‘saas-bahu’ serials: Shrenu

Mumbai– Actress Shrenu Parikh says during her school days, she used to mimic the ideal on-screen ‘bahus’ Tulsi and Parvati.

Tulsi, essayed by actress Smriti Irani, and Parvati, portrayed by actress Sakshi Tanwar, were the audiences favourite telly ‘bahus’ in the 2000s.

Shrenu was also one of those who admired the two characters.

“I have grown up watching ‘saas-bahu’ serials and used to mimic Tulsi and Parvati in my school days during drama class or free period. I have idolised them and have always dreamed of playing their roles someday in my life,” Shrenu said in a statement.

The “Ishqbaaaz” actress will soon be seen in the upcoming show “Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna”.

“When I bagged the role of Jhanvi through ‘Ek Bhram Sarvagun Sampanna’, it was like a dream come true. But I am not playing a typical Tulsi or Parvati on the show. Jhanvi is so layered and crafted so carefully that it surprises me every day.

Nayanthara urges internal probe against Radha Ravi

Chennai– Well-known southern actor Nayanthara, popularly known as lady superstar by her fans, on Monday requested the South Indian Artistes Association or Nadigar Sangam to set up an internal inquiry as per the Vishakha guidelines on actor Radha Ravi over his sexist remarks.

“Will you set up the Internal Complaints Committee as per the Honourable Supreme Court’s dictum and commence an internal inquiry as per Vishakha guidelines,” Nayanthara asked the Nadigar Sangam in a statement.

She thanked DMK president MK Stalin for “swiftly taking action against misogynistic speeches of Radha Ravi”.

“I would like to remind Radha Ravi and the likes of misogynists like him that they were also given birth by a woman. By demeaning the status of women and passing sexist remarks these retarded men get a feeling of machismo.

“I feel terribly sorry for the way they treat women in an opinionated way and my empathy remains with all the women who live in the families of these ‘macho’ men,” she said.

DMK temporarily suspends actor Radha Ravi

Chennai– The DMK has temporarily suspended veteran actor Radha Ravi from the party for his derogatory remarks against actor Nayanthara.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin on Sunday took to Twitter to upload the suspension notice of the actor.

The DMK said Ravi was acting in a manner that brought disrepute to the party, defying the party discipline and was temporarily suspended from the party.

Stalin said the party upholds the rights of women and Ravi’s views about the female movie actors was unacceptable and strongly condemnable.

On Saturday, Ravi passed a comment on Nayanthara during the trailer launch of her upcoming Tamil film “Kolayuthir Kaalam”.

“Nayanthara has acted as ghost as well as goddess Sita. Earlier, K.R. Vijaya was the most popular choice to play the role of goddess. Today, anyone can be cast to play a goddess. They can cast someone who you want to pray to when you look at them, they can also cast someone you want to call towards you when you see them,” Ravi had said.

Kangana’s sister cheers for ‘Chhapaak’

Mumbai– Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel, an acid attack survivor herself, says she is the biggest cheerleader of the upcoming film “Chhapaak”.

Moments after actress Deepika Padukone, who will be seen playing an acid attack survivor in the Meghna Gulzar directorial, was unveiled, several Bollywood personalities like Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra reacted enthusiastically.

Rangoli too took to Twitter to express her appreciation for Deepika’s efforts.

She wrote: “No matter how unfair and unjust the world is, we must not reflect what we hate, this is commendable on Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar’s part. Being an acid attack survivor, I pledge to be their biggest cheerleader.”

Deepika will be seen playing real life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in “Chhapaak”. The film also stars Vikrant Massey.

The first look features Deepika in heavy prosthetics.

Rahman creates India anthem for ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Mumbai– Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has created India’s Marvel anthem for the release of “Avengers: Endgame”. It will come out in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Marvel India has teamed up with Rahman for the track, which will be released on April 1, according to a statement.

“Being surrounded by Marvel fans in my own family, there was too much pressure to come with something really satisfying and apt for ‘Avengers: Endgame’. I hope Marvel aficionados and music lovers enjoy the track,” said Rahman.

There is much anticipation for “Avengers: Endgame”, especially after the success of “Avengers: Infinity War”

“‘Avengers: Endgame’ is not just a movie, it’s an emotional journey for fans everywhere in India. An original composition by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman was the perfect way to celebrate the love for Marvel among fans in the country.

“This is our small way of thanking the fans here for their extraordinary support”, said Bikram Duggal, Head – Studios, Marvel India.

Kevin Feige has produced the movie, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie will release in India on April 26 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. (IANS)



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