Bollywood Roundup: Sonam Kapoor, Sonu Nigam, Tanishaa Mukerji, and more…

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Hubby Anand the best thing to happen to me: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai– As her husband and businessman Anand Ahuja turned a year older on Tuesday, actress Sonam Kapoor penned a post for him, calling him the “kindest and noblest” person.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja (Photo: Twitter)

“Happy happy birthday to the love of my life. To the kindest, noblest and most idealistic person I know. You are the best thing that happened to me. I hope you get to do all that you dream of. And contribute in all the ways you have always wanted to. You’re simply the best, better than all the rest,” Sonam wrote on Instagram along with the photographs of herself with Anand.

Sonam tied the knot with Anand in Mumbai last year.

Not only Sonam, the whole Kapoor clan showered wishes upon Anand on social media.

Actor Anil Kapoor said that he is “proud” of his son-in-law.

“From the day that you came into our lives, you have made our hearts, home and lives happier, Anand! Thank you for giving Sunita and me so many reasons to be thankful and proud of you every single day! Happy Birthday beta! We love you with all our hearts,” Anil said.

Sonu Nigam turns 46, works out for first time in life

New York– On his 46th birthday on Tuesday, singer Sonu Nigam decided to work out, for the first time in life.

Sonu Nigam

“So it is my first work in my 46 years of life. Although it’s not my birthday in New York…hours to go. But since all of you have been wishing me for my birthday according to Indian time…I would like to thank you all for the love and wishes. Thank you God for giving me a blissful life,” Sonu said, sharing a video of his workout in New York.

The National Award-winner has given several hit songs like “Yeh dil deewana”, “Satrangi re”, “Sooraj hua madham”, “Har ghadi badal rahi” and “abhi mujh mein kahin”. Apart from singing, he has also tried acting. He featured in films “Kash Aap Hamare Hote” and “Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani” but he failed to impress people with his acting stint.

On the occassion of Sonu’s 46th birthday, many members from film industry took to social media to wish the “Sandese aate hai” hitmaker.

Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician A.R. Rahman wished took a walk down memory lane by sharing a link of the video of Sonu’s “Satrangi re” song from “Dil Se” movie.

Tanishaa feels good films aren’t being made in Hindi

Mumbai– Actress Tanishaa Mukerji claims that good films aren’t being made in the Hindi film industry, which is why she has launched her production house.

Tanishaa Mukerji (Photo: Twitter)

“You think good films are being made?” Tanishaa countered, when a reporter asked her if she planned to make a comeback in Hindi films. “If I get a quality film offer, I will definitely do it. Nowadays, the web has become a great platform. I want to make films and, hopefully, I will start shooting for a film under my production house,” she revealed, interacting with the media at 15th Annual Fura Retail Jeweller India Awards 2019 on Monday in Mumbai.

Kajol’s younger sister Tanishaa worked in films such as “Sssshhh…”, “Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao”, “Neal ‘n’ Nikki” and “Tango Charlie”, but she could not match the success of her elder sister, or their mother, actress Tanuja. Lately, Tanishaa has been busy with her NGO, named Stamp.

“I feel strongly about the environment. I have been busy working with my NGO. It’s about planting trees and reducing the carbon footprint. Climate change has become a huge issue now, and we have only three years to do something about it. If we don’t do anything in these three years, then it will be difficult for us to live in Mumbai,” she said.

Going live best way to connect with fans: Saumya Tandon

Mumbai– Actress Saumya Tandon, who gave birth to a son a few months ago, is planning to go live on social media twice a month in order to stay connected with fans.

Saumya Tandon

“I plan to go live, hopefully twice a month, because I’ve come to realise that it’s the best way to connect with fans and wellwishers. I often get queries on various topics like my workout, beauty regime, diet and clothes, and replying each one gets hectic, owing to television’s demanding schedule. By going live, I can speak to my fans directly from the gym, or do a beauty treatment video that will address queries regarding the same. Lastly, going live is the best way to get feedback on what the audience want,” she said.

Saumya is known for her role of Anita Bhabhi in the show “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!”.

Rejected ‘Avatar’ role but gave film its title: Govinda

New Delhi– Actor Govinda has claimed that James Cameron offered him a lead role in his blockbuster film, “Avatar”. The actor also claimed it he who suggested the film’s title to Cameron.

“I gave the title of the film (Avatar). It turned out to be a superhit. I had informed him (James Cameron) that the film will do really well. I told him that I feel it will take seven years for him to complete the film. He got angry. When I said so, he asked, ‘how can you be so sure that I won’t be able to make ‘Avatar’ for seven years?’ I told him that what he was imagining was salmost impossible — that he has named his film ‘Avatar’ but is showing aliens,” Govinda said.

The actor was speaking on an episode of the television show “Aap Ki Adalat”, where he also claimed that he had rejected several Bollywood biggies including “Devdas” and “Taal”.

Talking about rejecting ‘Avatar”, Govinda claimed he did not have enough dates.

“Cameron wanted me to shoot for 410 days. For someone like me, to get painted all over the body was something I could not do. So, I apologised. But like I said, the film went on to become a super hit.”

Suniel Shetty loves his ‘Pehlwaan’ look

Mumbai– Actor Suniel Shetty returns to the big screen with “Pehlwaan”, and says he loves his look in the Kannada action-drama.

Suniel Shetty (Photo courtesy: Celebrity Curry)

Suniel’s look as a wrestling coach was shared on Tuesday. With rustic touch, Suniel is seen wearing ‘desi’ attire and staring into the camera with intensity.

As a double treat for fans, Suniel also released the film’s title song, “Jai ho pehlwaan”. The actor is seen shaking a leg with Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep in the song, which has been shot with 500 dancers.

“I absolutely loved the look. It is about going back to the masses and the sport of the masses, which is wrestling,” Suniel said.

“I am super excited about this one as it is my first Kannada film. I am also excited about the way the makers have presented my character Sarkar in the film, an elderly figure to Kichcha Sudeep. Love the grandeur of the song and also the choreography by Ganesh Acharya. It felt so good to dance after a long time,” he added.

How motherhood changed Lara Dutta’s life

Mumbai– Actress Lara Dutta-Bhupathi says motherhood has been her “most fulfilling” role in life.

“I don’t know if there is any such thing as a transition into motherhood. No matter how much you prepare before the child is born, you get (a taste of) the reality the day your child is born,” Lara told IANS.

“However, I also think for me today, it is by far the most fulfilling role that I play in my life, regardless of everything else that I’ve done — and it’s been quite a lot in the last 25 years,” she added.

After winning the Miss Universe crown, Lara navigated her way into Bollywood with projects like “Andaaz”, “No Entry”, “Bhagaam Bhag”, “Housefull” and “Singh Is Bliing”. She ventured into the small screen, too, as judge of a dance reality show.

Lara, who is married to Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi, has a daughter named Saira.

Opening up about her journey as a mother, the actress said: “For me, there’s a lot that’s learned by trial and error. I genuinely believe that a child teaches you more than you will teach it.

Karisma shares throwback video of parents ‘romancing in rain’

Mumbai– Actress Karisma Kapoor has shared a throwback video of her actor parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita romancing in the rain for a song from their film “Kal Aaj Aur Kal”.

Karisma on Monday shared a small clip of the song “Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye” on Instagram and wrote: “On a gloomy day all you need is watching mama and papa romance in the rain. Rainy day blues. Love you both parents.”

Babita and Randhir have also starred in the 1972 movie “Jeet”.

The song is from the 1971 film “Kal Aaj Aur Kal”, which revolved around three generations of a family. The film was directed by Randhir and also starred his grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor, his father Raj Kapoor among many others.

Rana Daggubati to co-produce Muralitharan biopic

Chennai– Telugu superstar Rana Daggubati has signed up as a co-producer of the anticipated and upcoming biopic on Sri Lankan spin legend Muthiah Muralitharan.

Rana Daggubati

Actor Vijay Sethupathi was earlier roped in to play the former Sri Lankan cricketer, who is one of leading wicket takers of the world.

Rana will co-produce the film along with Suresh Productions, in association with DAR Motion Pictures.

“Suresh Productions and I will associate with DAR Motion Pictures in telling the story of a legend through a legendary actor — Vijay Sethupathi — as Muthiah Muralitharan,” Rana said.(IANS)


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