Bollywood Roundup: Sidharth Malhotra, Vidya Balan, Arjun Kapoor, and more…

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Sidharth Malhotra is back on sets

Mumbai– Actor Sidharth Malhotra returned to a film set in the city after a couple of months on Monday, and will resume the shoot of his upcoming film “Thank God” in July.

“It’s been a long wait and I have been looking forward to getting back to the hustle-bustle of film shoots. Elated to shoot again and see the happy and creative flow of energy that was truly missed,” Sidharth said.

The actor’s outdoor schedule before this saw him visit Lucknow for the shoot of “Mission Majnu”. He is currently also gearing up for the release of his war action drama “Shershaah”.

Vidya Balan on coping with lockdown amidst pandemic

Mumbai– Actress Vidya Balan has opened up on how she coped with lockdown and the pandemic.

Vidya Balan

Vidya, whose latest film “Sherni” released digitally, told IANS that she spent time at home and went back to reading.

“I have been home. It has been uneventful, thankfully. I think that has been a good thing. Spending a lot of time watching stuff, reading. I am glad that I am reading again. There was no question of stepping out or meeting anyone, so I got a lot of time to spend with (husband) Siddharth (Roy Kapur) at home and that’s good,” Vidya told IANS.

“Sherni” casts Vidya as an upright forest officer on the lookout for a man-eating tigress. The film, directed by Amit Masurkar, also features Sharat Saxena, Mukul Chadda, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun and Brijendra Kala. The film released on June 18 on Amazon Prime Video.

Arjun Kapoor: ‘If Aurangzeb came on an OTT platform today it would’ve been amazing’

Mumbai– Actor Arjun Kapoor feels the 2013 release “Aurangzeb”, which cast him in a double role, is an underrated gem. He claims if the movie was released today on OTT, the result would be amazing.

Arjun Kapoor

“I do believe Aurangzeb was ahead of its time. I think if it came on an OTT platform today it would’ve been amazing. Even theatrically it could have done maybe double or more of the business it did,” Arjun told IANS.

“Aurangzeb” is a thriller directed by Atul Sabharwal. The film features Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Amrita Singh, and Sashaa Agha along with Arjun.

“It was definitely a very very good film. Today when I roam around I do get compliments for it. It is an underrated gem in that case,” he said.

Arjun will next be seen in “Bhoot Police” and “Ek Villain Returns”.

Shlokka Pandit takes to yoga, art of living

Mumbai– “Hello Charlie” actress Shlokka Pandit says she practices the art of living and yoga to maintain good mental conditioning.

Shlokka Pandit

“I do yoga and meditation. It has helped me a lot. The characters become a part of us while we are essaying them and it’s important to detach ourselves from them as we move on. Yoga has helped me during these difficult times,” Shlokka said.

Meditation helped her find perspective during the pandemic.

She added: “The pandemic has hit us hard and there were more difficult days than good. Meditation and the art of living really helped me find perspective during these times. I had to really kick in the deep reserves of positive energy during these times. So I could help myself and everyone around me.”

Freida Pinto flaunts baby bump to announce pregnancy with fiance Cory Tran

Mumbai– “Slumdog Millionaire” actress Freida Pinto is pregnant. The actress is expecting her first child with fiance Cory Tan.

Freida Pinto

“Baby Tran, coming this Fall!” she wrote along with a couple of pictures she posted on Instagram on Monday night. In the one of the images, Freida flaunts her baby bump in a floral summer dress while adventure photographer Tran, in a white T-shirt and black bottom, poses alongside with his palm placed on her swollen belly. They smile at the camera.

In the second picture, they lovingly look into each other’s eyes.

Tran, too, posted the photos on his official Instagram handle.

The actress got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Tran in November 2019.

The post has been showered with love and congratulatory messages from Hollywood as well as Bollywood.

Nora Fatehi wrote: “OMG Congrats”.

Mrunal Thakur commented: “Oh my god. Freidaaaaaaaaa and Cory congratulations! I’m literally screaming and dancing.”

Actor Hannah Simone wrote: “Oh my goooodness!!!!”

Actor Marcus Francis commented: “Ooh my !!!! Freida!! I’m so so happy for you and Cory!!! Congratulation hon!”

Freida’s upcoming films include “Needle In A Timestack” and “Mr Malcolm’s List”. (IANS)



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