Bollywood Roundup: Shilpa Shetty, Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, and more…

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Shilpa Shetty’s Marilyn Monroe moment goes viral

Mumbai– Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty-Kundra’s Marilyn Monroe moment happened two days ago, but the video went viral only on Thursday, two days after it was posted.

The slo-mo video, which Shilpa posted on Tuesday, shows Shilpa posing in an orange dress with a long slit. Suddenly the wind blows her dress upwards, like Marilyn Monroe’s famous scene from “The Seven Year Itch”.

“My ‘Marilyn Monroe’ moment on the cruise wasn’t exactly a ‘breeze’ Please watch till the end… Throwback, bloopers, fun times, vacation, cruising, slomo, laughs, epic,” she captioned the clip.

Shilpa made her acting debut in the 1993 thriller “Baazigar”. She was later seen in movies like “Main Khiladi Tu Anari”, “Jaanwar”, “Dhadkan”, “Dus”, “Life in a… Metro” and “Phir Milenge” among many others.

She became a global figure after winning the 2007 edition of the British reality television series “Celebrity Big Brother 5”, following an international racism controversy.

Shilpa is married to businessman Raj Kundra since 2009, with whom she has a son named Viaan.

Salman’s ‘Kick 2’ to go on floors next year

Mumbai– Superstar Salman Khan will soon be back as Devil in “Kick 2”, which is expected to go on the floors next year.

“Kick” released on Eid 2014, and filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala shared an update about the second instalment of the film.

“It’s a nostalgic day today. It’s been five years to ‘Kick’ today and I have started penning down the second instalment. The first draft is concluded,” Nadiadwala said.

“The second draft is in its initial stage and I am personally excited for this journey to begin, as much as fans are to witness it. The Devil will return soon,” he added.

The film will mark the return of Salman as Devil (Devi Lal Singh), a thief with a purpose. The first part also featured Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

“Sajid and his writing team is taking things extremely slow, to ensure that part two lives up to expectations,” said a source close to the development.

According to a source, Salman’s character in the film is deeply layered, and “there’s a lot about him that has been left to explore”.

“Devil’s character is extremely unpredictable. That is precisely what makes his role unique. Sajid will explore this side of the character in part two,” said the source.

The filmmaker is working overtime on the script to ensure the film is ready to kick off next year. Once the script is finalised, the team will go on a recce for location sites.

“The shooting spots will be decided as per the demand of the script. Much like part one, even the sequel will be set in India and abroad.”

Apart from Salman, other members of the cast will be decided shortly.

Sonakshi Sinha loves challenging roles

Mumbai– Actress Sonakshi Sinha says she has always believed in doing challenging roles. “I have always believed in doing roles that are challenging and films that I would like to watch as an audience,” Sonakshi said.

Sonakshi Sinha

In “Khandaani Shafakhana”, Sonakshi will be seen essaying the role of Baby Bedi who inherits a sex clinic from her uncle.

The actress is happy that she is receiving appreciation from her female as well as male fans for taking up this issue. “The kind of response I have been receiving from my fans, especially boys, is quite surprising in a good way. I hope we can make some difference in the society through our film,” she said.

The film stars Badshah, Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Nadira Babbar and Priyansh Jora.

“Khandaani Shafakhana”, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and Divya Khosla Kumar, is slated for release on August 2.

John Abraham is a thorough gentleman: Amruta Sant

Mumbai– Marathi actress Amruta Sant, who is playing the role of a social activist in John Abraham-starrer “Batla House”, says the actor is humble and chilled out.

The actress is working with John for the first time.

“John is a superstar! Until this film happened, I didn’t know him on one to one basis. He is chilled out and humble, a thorough gentleman,” Amruta said.

The film also features Mrunal Thakur.

“Mrunal also is kind and very helpful. It was great working with her too,” said Amruta, who has earlier worked in “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir”, directed by Ken Scott.

Nikkhil Advani’s “Batla House” traces the story of the shootout between a seven-member Delhi Police Special Cell team and suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists who were allegedly involved in the Delhi serial blasts of September 13, 2008. It will open on August 15.

Talking about the film, she said: “I am playing the activist, who is against the special cell, police, government and is protesting against the system. It’s a very strong character, who is fighting against the government and the police force, trying to convince people to stand against injustice.

“I am glad I got a chance to work with Nikkhil Advani. He made sure that all his actors were comfortable on the set.”

Abhay Deol jokes about why he is rarely seen on screen

Mumbai–Actor Abhay Deol on Thursday shared a meme created around his career trajectory. Instead of feeling bad, the “Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!” actor took things in a positive manner, saying “it ain’t over till it’s over”.

Abhay Deol (Photo: Twitter)

“Found this online. Illustrates very well a question I get asked by the people and the press all the time. ‘Why do we not see you more often on the big screen?’ It’s a loaded question, one I cannot answer in short. Maybe one day I will write a book about it. But then, I’ve already raked up enough trouble over the years, a book might land too many punches,” he wrote on Instagram along with the meme, which is divided into two parts. Its left section features Abhay’s photograph with his name written on it while the right side has his photograph with “Ab-nahi-hay’ marked on it.

Responding to the meme, Abhay shared that he has “3 films in post production and I’m starting 2 more”.

“As the great Lenny Kravitz once sang, ‘it ain’t over till it’s over.’,” he added.

Abhay recently featured in the Netflix film, “Chopsticks”.

When Arjun Kapoor flaunted a Rs 27-lakh watch

Mumbai– Not for his movies or his love life, this time actor Arjun Kapoor is being widely talked about for his luxurious watch.

Arjun Kapoor

Vacationing in New York a few days ago, Arjun posted a photograph of himself wearing a green neon hoodie. More than his casual look, it was his watch that grabbed attention in social media.

The “Gunday” actor was spotted wearing the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht Master II, priced, as per reports, at Rs 2,757,000.

Watch lovers were amused to see Arjun wearing that luxurious watch.

One user commented: “Such a show off… By the watch is too good.”

Always loved Rohit Shetty’s films: Katrina Kaif

New Delhi– Actress Katrina Kaif, who is busy shooting for Rohit Shetty’s “Sooryavanshi”, says she has always loved his movies, which are popular for their high dose of action.

Katrina Kaif (Photo: Twitter)

“‘Sooryavanshi has a really interesting story and I’ve always loved Rohit’s films,” Katrina told IANS, without divulging much about her role in the film, which reunites her with superstar Akshay Kumar after nine years.

“Akshay and I reunite for the film and we have worked in some great films in the past. It’s a dream team and I’m happy to be a part of it,” the 36-year-old actress added.

“Sooryavanshi” is the new addition in Rohit Shetty’s cop drama universe after the two “Singham” films and “Simmba”.

In “Sooryavanshi”, Akshay essays the role of Veer Suryavanshi, a character introduced as an anti-terrorist squad officer in the 2018 “Simmba”, starring Ranveer Singh.

The movie, which is scheduled to hit the screens on March 27, 2020, also stars Gulshan Grover.

Jonita Gandhi thrilled to work with Harris Jayaraj

Mumbai– Singer Jonita Gandhi, who has collaborated for the first time with music director Harris Jayaraj for a Tamil song in the Suriya starrer film “Kaappaan”, says she is thrilled to work with him.

Gandhi has lent her vocals for the song “Hey amigo” alongside Lesle Lewis for the film. It is penned by Vairamuthu and has already garnered 250,000 views in less than 15 hours.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Harris Jayaraj sir. The song is an upbeat number with a Spanish flavour and I’m happy everyone is giving so much love to the song,” Gandhi said.

Parenting has to evolve to understand youth: Kubbra

Mumbai– Actress Kubbra Sait, who is playing a pivotal role in the upcoming youth-oriented web series “Rejctx”, says that the language of parenting has to be upgraded to understand the mindset of youngsters.

Kubbra is playing a student counsellor in the show, who listens to students’ problems and tries to get solutions.

As the show addresses teen problem, asked what kind of problems she faced while growing up, Kubbra told IANS: “I think when I was growing up, for me, the only way to show rebelling is to bunk classes for no reason actually. Today’s rebellions are different. They are into drugs and porn. Today’s challenges are identified with sexuality. I think today’s challenges have a lot to do with parenting of the past as well.

“If parents are not evolving with their children, they really would not be able to understand the internal problems that children are going through. Children will live in suppression. That will make them depressed and they will remain misunderstood by the elders,” shared the “Sacred Games” fame actress. (IANS)


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