Bollywood Roundup: Sunny Leone, Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh, and more…

Sunny Leone (Photo: Facebook)
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Sunny Leone turns painter

Mumbai– Actress Sunny Leone has donned the painter’s hat. She was seen painting with her sons, Noah and Asher.

Sunny Leone

The Bollywood star on Thursday took to Twitter to share an image where she was seen sketching on a white sheet, with her sons sitting behind her and playing with colours.

“Started a new painting today and the best part is my boys are painting in the background as well. I hope this never changes,” she captioned the image.

Sunny and her husband Daniel Weber also have a daughter named Nisha, who she adopted in 2017 from a village in Latur, Maharashtra.

In 2018, Sunny and Daniel announced the birth of their twin boys, born through surrogacy.

Sonakshi Sinha wants to be an ambassador of this brand

Mumbai– Actress Sonakshi Sinha has fronted many ads, but she has shown a keen interest in being the ambassador of Rajasthani artisan Ruma Devi’s brand that could empower women.

Sonakshi Sinha (Photo courtesy: Filmfare)

“Ruma Devi is an inspiration for all the women who are willing to work hard and be independent. The moment she revealed that she wants to build her own brand empowering women, I did not hesitate for a moment to support her for the same but also lent my support to be the brand ambassador,” Sonakshi said about Ruma, who has stitching and embroidery skills. She had even trained thousands of artisans in Rajasthan.

“I had learnt embroidery in my college days and it was a nostalgic moment for me to sit with ‘Karamveer’ Ruma to support her on the hot seat who has taught 22,000 women to be skilled workers and they can now proudly say, they are independent and can earn a livelihood,” added Sonakshi.

Ruma and Sonakshi recently shot together for a Karamveer episode for “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.

Ranveer Singh to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Mumbai– “Mama, we’re going to London,” said actor Ranveer Singh about getting his wax statue at Madame Tussauds.

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer made the announcement while receiving an award at IIFA 2019 here on Wednesday.

“My mother-in-law was like — you’ve to work hard too, we want a statue of you also. Mama, we’re going to London. I will see you in London,” said Ranveer, referring to the fact that wife and actress Deepika Padukone already has her statue at the museum.

Talking about Deepika’s wax statue in London, he said: “Let me just add that my wife’s ‘putla’ is the sexiest of all. I must say Deepika is a perfectionist, therefore she was very particular about all the time that she devoted in getting her statue made.”

The couple tied the knot in 2018.

Ranveer said: “I’m going to be figuring out my pose and dress. It’s going to be you and me baby, husband and wife, in Madame Tussauds together. Boom.”

Varun Dhawan to give a platform to street dancers

Mumbai– “Street Dancer 3D” actor Varun Dhawan is set to provide a platform to street dancers from different parts of India.

Varun Dhawan

The actor has shared that the film’s director Remo D’souza enlisted real-life street dancers to feature in the film. Now, the duo along with producer Bhushan Kumar and Remo’s wife Lizelle D’souza, is launching a nationwide campaign to motivate dancers from underprivileged backgrounds.

“The idea of this film is to connect with street performers of the country and showcase their potential to the world. We start by sharing stories of the people who are a part of our film,” Varun said.

On working with street dancers in his upcoming film, Varun said: “Dance and music go hand-in-hand and are one of my biggest passions. I was blown away by these dancers and I knew one film was never going to be enough to do justice to their talent. That’s why we have created this series.”

The film, which also features Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi, has dancers from Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and more.

Dulquer Salmaan: I am not a huge cricket fan

Mumbai– Actor Dulquer Salmaan, who plays a cricketer in the upcoming film “The Zoya Factor”, says he is not an avid cricket watcher.

“Honestly speaking, I am not someone who was serious about cricket — or any sport for that matter — when I was in school. I have friends who took sports seriously at the school level. Also, I was not an avid cricket watcher, I do not tune in to TV to watch a match that my friends who love cricket religiously do. However, this film has given me a lot of insight (on the game),” Dulquer told IANS, adding that he, however, watched some of the Indian Premier League matches of his favourite team Chennai Super Kings.

“The Zoya Factor” is based on a book of the same name, penned by the author Anuja Chauhan. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the film features Sonam Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Saurabh Shukla among others along with Dulquer.

The actor trained to look true to his character of an international cricketer in the film. “I realised how disciplined our cricketers are. Their level of hard work and dedication towards the game is different. When I started learning some of the tricks, I understood a professional cricketer is lightyears ahead of what I can achieve through workshop and training for the film,” he pointed out.

Mouni Roy loving the magical touch of ‘Made In China’

Mumbai– Actress Mouni Roy is happy with the positive response to the trailer of “Made In China”, and says the film has got a magical touch.

Mouni Roy

“�Made In China’ trailer has got the magic touch, literally! 20 million+ views in 24 hours,” Mouni said.

“Made in China” tells the story of the Gujarati entrepreneur Raghu Mehta (Rajkummar Rao) and his ‘jugaadu’ business journey. The film is being juxtaposed with the tag “India ka Jugaad”. It is slated to release around Diwali this year. The trailer released on September 18.

From Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Vidya Balan to Kriti Kharbanda, stars took to Twitter to appreciate the trailer.

Dinesh Vijan presents “Made In China” in association with Jio Studios. A Maddock Films production, the film also stars Boman Irani, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao. It is written and directed by Mikhil Musale, who is making his Hindi directorial debut with the film.

Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee urge Indians to take part in Global Climate Strike

Mumbai– The latest Bollywood celebrities to protest the destruction of Aarey forest for the sake of Mumbai Metro are actors Manoj Bajpayee and Dia Mirza.

Dia Mirza

The two actors have not only protested against the government decision to raze trees to build a Metro car shed at Aarey, they have also spoken against the destruction of the green cover for projects like real estate development in Gurgaon and the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project.

On Thursday morning, both the actors tweeted: “Aarey Forest in Mumbai, Aravalli hills in Gurgaon, the Bullet Train project� destroying green cover for “development” is going to have devastating consequences. It’s time we strike back. Join the #GlobalClimateStrikeIndia in your city from Sep 20-27. #ChangeIsComing”.

Several Bollywood stars have protested the Mumbai civic body’s decision to cut down 2,700 trees of Aarey Colony to accommodate a proposed Metro car shed project.

Rajkummar Rao: My parents were proud of me being an actor

Mumbai– Actor Rajkummar Rao got really emotional talking about his deceased parents at the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Made in China” on Wednesday in Mumbai. He said that his parents were really proud of him after he became an actor and it gave them joy.

Rajkummar’s father, Satyapal Yadav, passed away on September 5, at the age of 60. Talking about his parents emotional Rajkummar said: “It’s an irreparable loss for me. A few years ago, I lost my mother, and that time I was shooting for ‘Newton’ and I went back to shoot the next day.”

The actor said he had shown the trailer of “Made In China” to his father in his last moments. “I am so glad that the trailer was ready just in time, when my father was in the hospital. I told (producer) Dinesh Vijan that I want to show the trailer to my father. I am so happy he saw the trailer and I am sure he will watch film from somewhere. I feel his blessings are always there with me,” said Rajkummar.

“Made In China” will see the Rajkummar Rao in the lead role of a Gujarati businessman who becomes successful, thanks to ‘jugaad’.(IANS)


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