Bollywood Roundup: Sonu Sood, Vaani Kapoor, Kajal Aggarwal, and more…

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Sonu Sood elated to host Season 18 of ‘Roadies’

Mumbai– Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is quite elated with his journey as a host of the youth-based reality show ‘Roadies 18’. He has replaced actor-VJ Rannvijay Singha, who has been hosting the show for the past many years.

Season 18 of the reality show is set against the locales of South Africa. While sharing his excitement, Sonu says: “I am overjoyed to begin the ‘Roadies’ shoot.”

“It is one reality show I have been following very closely over the years, and I am very excited to add my flavour to it. I am sure it will be a journey like no other,” he adds.

As per the reports, the concept of the show has also changed a bit and the idea of gang leaders maynot exist. Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula, and others were seen as gang leaders in past seasons. The show is expected to start in March on MTV India.

Meanwhile, Sonu Sood has Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s historical epic action drama, ‘Prithviraj’ and Koratala Siva’s ‘Acharya’. He will also venture into an out-and-out actioner with ‘Fateh’.

Vaani Kapoor: We’ve been told that Ranbir and I have great chemistry

Mumbai– Actress Vaani Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film ‘Shamshera’, has talked about her pairing with actor Ranbir Kapoor in the film. She says that the two actors have been told that they share a great on-screen chemistry.

Vaani said: “Ranbir Kapoor is a pleasure to work with because he brings so much work ethic to the table. He is also a selfless actor who wants to creatively collaborate in a way that each scene turns out to be the best.”

“I had so much fun working and exchanging notes with him. I think Ranbir and I have given our best for Shamshera. We are definitely a fresh pairing on screen and I hope people love watching us together.”

Vaani hopes that her chemistry with Ranbir will be talked about.

She added: “We have been told that we have great chemistry but I hope that audiences too feel the same when they see us. It’s a film that everyone’s waiting for. Have worked really hard to bring something new to the table and as actors, we only want to entertain everyone to the fullest with Shamshera.”

The film also stars Sanjay Dutt as Ranbir’s arch enemy. Sanjay will play the ruthless, merciless villain and his showdown. Vaani essays the role of a gorgeous, most sought after traveling performer of the country.

Yash Raj Films ‘Shamshera’ is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu on July 22.

Pregnant Kajal Aggarwal does strength conditioning exercises to keep fit

Chennai– Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who is in the family way, has begun doing aerobics and strength conditioning exercises to keep herself healthy.

What’s more the actress believes women who are pregnant without complications must be encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength conditioning exercises.

Taking to Instagram, where she posted a video of her working out, Kajal wrote, “I have always been a very active person and worked out my whole life. Pregnancy is a different ball game!

“All women who are pregnant without complications should be encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength conditioning exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle during their pregnancy – Pilates and barre helped my body change for the better pre and through my pregnancy.

“This transformative approach has me feeling stronger, longer and leaner. The goal of aerobic conditioning in pregnancy should be to maintain a good fitness level throughout without trying to reach peak fitness.”

Video clip of Indian students in Ukraine appealing for help leaves Sundeep Kishan shaken

Chennai– Actor Sundeep Kishan, who is a part of the Tamil and Telugu film industries, has been left shaken by a video clip on Twitter in which a group of four Indian students, who are stuck in Ukraine, are seen appealing for help.

The actor, quoting the tweet with the video clip, said, “This really shook me up…sending prayers for their safety.”

In the video clip, four students from Tamil Nadu who are stuck in Kharkiv are seen appealing for help to get out of the war-ravaged country and get back home.

Speaking in Tamil, one of the students says, “We are not blaming anyone. We are not in a position to blame anyone. We don’t have the courage nor the qualification to blame anybody. We are just asking for your help. We are on our knees and asking you for your help.”

Another student says, “From the morning, we can only hear bombs go off.”

A third student adds, “They have closed all the places around.”

The first student then says, “We are holding on to our dear lives every minute and continuing to do our work. Not just us. There are around 5,000 students in metros around the country. They are like us in bunkers under their houses without food and water. Please help us.”

The video clip, which has been doing the rounds on social media, has now begun to garner attention.

Vidya Balan’s ‘Jalsa’ heads to OTT for world premiere

Mumbai– Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah-starrer drama thriller ‘Jalsa’ is set to have its world premiere on OTT. The film has been directed by Suresh Triveni and is his second collaboration with Vidya Balan after the much acclaimed ‘Tumhari Sulu’.

The film, which is set to arrive directly on Prime Video on March 18, features an ensemble cast of Manav Kaul, Rohini Hattangadi, Iqbal Khan, Vidhatri Bandi, Shrikant Mohan Yadav, Shafeen Patel and Surya Kasibhatla.

The film has been jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar & Krishan Kumar (T-Series), Vikram Malhotra & Shikhaa Sharma (Abundantia Entertainment) and Suresh Triveni.

Commenting on the date announcement, Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director – T-Series, who has earlier collaborated with Prime Video for films such as ‘Airlift’, ‘Sherni’ and ‘Chhorii’, said, “‘Jalsa’ is one of the most gripping and entertaining films that we’ve been a part of at T-series and I am thrilled that it is with one of our most trusted partners, Abundantia Entertainment.”

“We have had an extremely successful collaboration in the past with films like ‘Airlift’, ‘Sherni’ and ‘Chhorii’ and I look forward to recreating the same magic with Jalsa. I am excited for the film to premiere on Amazon Prime Video as it will allow the film to get a truly global audience as it rightfully deserves”, he further said.

Manish Menghani, head, content licensing, Amazon Prime Video added saying that the film boasts of a story that makes it stand apart, “In a fine blend of drama and thrill, Jalsa offers a truly differentiated story, made better by performances from a brilliant cast.” (IANS)

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