Bollywood Roundup: Taapsee Pannu, Anees Bazmee, Mallika Sherawat, and more…

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee finds Vicky Kaushal ‘marriage material’

Mumbai– Actress Taapsee Pannu shares a close bond with actor Vicky Kaushal, and says he is “marriage material”.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee expressed her views when she appeared on “BFFs with Vogue – Season 3” along with Vicky. The show is aired on Colors Infinity, read a statement.

Taapsee introduced Vicky by saying, “All men are a**h*les but Vicky is the best”.

She shared how they bonded only on Whatsapp before even meeting each other during the shoot of “Manmarziyaan”.

On this, Vicky said: “I was in my blue hair and she in her red hair and I don’t know for some reason we just hit it off straight away. One striking thing about her personality is that she is immensely transparent as a person and she is a great talker. And I am a great listener.”

Taapsee said she doesn’t find Vicky “hot”.

When she was asked to choose for �hook up, marry and kill’ between Varun Dhawan, Vicky and Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee decided to hook-up with Varun, kill Abhishek and picked Vicky for marriage commenting, “Vicky is more marriage material.”

Anees Bazmee set to deliver masterclass

Mumbai– Director Anees Bazmee will be delivering a masterclass at an acting institute here, and says it is his way of giving back to the industry.

Anees Bazmee (Photo: Twitter)

Bazmee, who has finished the London schedule of his upcoming film “Pagalpanti” and is about to start the Mumbai schedule, has been invited to deliver a masterclass at Anupam Kher’s acting institute ‘Actor Prepares’ here.

The director will be seen talking about his journey of 35 years in the industry.

“I am glad that I have received the opportunity to share my journey and experiences with the future of our industry. This industry has given me a lot and this is one step towards giving it back,” Bazmee said in a statement.

To this, Kher added: “Anees Bazmee is amongst the finest directors in our industry. He has mastered the comedy film genre and it is a privilege for Actor Prepares students to interact with him and learn from his journey.”

Akshay, Anupam, Gulshan have a mini reunion

Mumbai– Actor Akshay Kumar had a mini reunion with his “Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin” co-stars Anupam Kher and Gulshan Grover on Tuesday.

Akshay Kumar

After they met, Akshay even took to social media to write a post for Anupam and Gulshan, calling them “beautiful people”.

He wrote: “I started my career with these two and it’s amazing to still be working with them…we’ve laughed, punched each other, grown up and grown together. Beautiful people who I call friends.”

Anupam retweeted Akshay’s post on Twitter, and said he felt the same.

“Our journey together has been great. I am proud of you and the dizzy heights you have touched. Completely with your hard work and sincerity. Always a joy to meet you. Love and prayers always,” wrote Anupam, who had also come forward to support Akshay during the row over his citizenship.

The actors also uploaded a photograph in which they are seen sharing smiles with each other, leaving fans curious about the reason behind their meet.

Mallika Sherawat preps for Cannes red carpet

Cannes– Actress Mallika Sherawat, a regular on the Cannes red carpet, has started prepping for the 72nd edition of the prestigious gala.

Mallika Sherawat (Photo: Facebook)

The “Murder” actress took to Instagram to share photographs and videos of herself gearing up for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, which begins here on Tuesday and will run till May 25.

Mallika shared the video and captioned it: “Preparations begin for the Cannes film festival. Tony Ward couture, Festival de Cannes.” In one video, she can be seen twirling in a stunning off-shoulder powder blue gown.

Mallika also shared Instagram stories giving her followers a sneak peek into all of the outfits she is trying on for Cannes 2019.

This is not her first at time at the gala.

Mallika, who has worked in films “Murder”, “Dirty Politics” and “Khwahish”, wore an embellished ivory trailed gown by Lebanese fashion designer Georges Hobeika in 2017.

In 2018, the actress did her bit to ensure the issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children is heard on a global platform.

Ayushmann Khurrana is my spirit animal: Benafsha

New Delhi– VJ Benafsha Soonawalla of “Bigg Boss” fame is set to make her film debut with “Chopsticks”. She admires actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s rise from being a VJ to a Bollywood actor and says he is her spirit animal.

“Ayushmann Khurrana is my spirit animal. I want to be as talented, kind and effortlessly hilarious as he is,” Benafsha told IANS praising Ayushmann, known for films like “Vicky Donor”, “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” and “Badhaai Ho”.

Unlike him, Benafsha is taking the digital route for her debut in the world of movies.

“Currently, there is no better platform to make a debut other than Netflix. I personally do not know anybody that isn’t hooked onto Netflix,” she said.

“Chopsticks” is about an under-confident but talented girl, sidestepped at every stage of her life, who seeks out an enigmatic con to help recover her stolen car from a goat-loving, crazy Mumbai gangster. In the process, she finds her confidence and place in the sun.

It also stars Mithila Palkar and Abhay Deol.

“I’ve met Mithila only during the shoot and she’s a lovely girl… so fun and I keep telling her she’s got a beautiful smile and beautiful hair,” said the former contestant of “MTV Roadies X4”.

On the personal front, she is often romantically linked to former “Bigg Boss” contestant Priyank Sharma. Quashing the rumours, she said: “We are just friends and will always be buddies.”

What about acting with Priyank in a show or movie? “If there is an offer, why not?”

A.R. Rahman has iftar dinner at Cannes

Cannes– Grammy and Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman broke his Ramadan fast and had his iftar dinner here.

Rahman is here to promote his directorial “Le Musk” (India’s first virtual reality film) presented by Intel at the Cannes Film Festival. He took to Instagram, where he posted several photographs of himself.

In one image, Rahman is seen sitting and holding a glass of apple juice and salad kept on the table.

He captioned the image: “8:51 pm iftaar”.

Iftar breaks the daily fast of Ramadan for Muslims around the world.

In another image, he shared a poster which read: “Scent of a song: A musical sensory experience by A.R. Rahman”.

He captioned the image: “Experience “Scent of a song” from ‘Le Musk’ – A musical sensory experience presented by intel at Cannes Film Festival from tomorrow.”

Iris Maity set to enter ‘Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala’

Mumbai– “Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji” actress Iris Maity will enter “Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala” as a doctor. Her character will help in curing Sikander Singh Gill (actor Mohit Malik).

As per the current track of the show, Sikander’s behaviour has been confusing his family members and Kullfi refuses to believe that he is her father, read a statement from StarPlus channel.

“I am really excited to be a part of the show. I am a fan of ‘Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala’ and the team’s work. Being associated with them gives me immense pleasure,” Iris said in a statement.

“I will be entering the show as a doctor, who is also a single parent and the sole earning member of her family,” she said. (IANS)


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