Bollywood Roundup: Taapsee Pannu, Kajal Aggarwal, Sharman Joshi, and more…

Taapsee Pannu (Photo: Times of India)
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Taapsee wraps up shooting for ‘Game Over’

Chennai– Actress Taapsee Pannu has concluded shooting for her upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual film titled “Game Over” here.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee on Monday morning shared a string of photographs with the film’s cast and crew. She captioned it: “A long tiring but enriching experience of shooting this gem of a script comes to an end. Taking back some beautiful memories be it the wheelchair and fracture I never had, to getting the whole unit addicted to Ludo.”

The 31-year-old actress says “Game Over” will have a lasting impact on all.

The film is directed by Ashwin Saravanan, who has previously worked with actor Nayanthara in Maya and also directed “IravaaKaalam” starring SJ Suryah and Wamiqa Gabbi.

Taapsee, who was last seen on screen in “Manmarziyaan”, has two more Bollywood films in her kitty — “Tadka” and “Badla”.

My next film is with Kamal Haasan, confirms Kajal Aggarwal

Chennai– Actress Kajal Aggarwal has confirmed that she will join hands with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan for the first time in his next project, which is going to be the sequel to his 1996 blockbuster “Indian”.

Kajal Aggarwal

At the audio launch of her forthcoming Telugu film “Kavacham”, Kajal confirmed signing a film with Kamal.

In “Kavacham”, Kajal has been paired with Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas. Speaking at the event, she confirmed signing another film with him.

“I’m doing one more film with Sai. I also have a film with Kamal Haasan sir. I’m looking forward to both these projects,” Kajal said.

On Kamal’s 64th birthday, Lyca Productions officially announced “Indian 2”, which will mark the reunion of Shankar and Kamal after two decades.

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, the shoot of the project will commence from December 14.

While promoting his latest outing “2.0”, Shankar revealed that he recently did a photo-shoot with Kamal for “Indian 2”.

Shankar said he was thrilled to see Kamal sporting the look of the popular octogenarian character Senapathy, a freedom fighter-turned-vigilante bent on rooting out corruption.

“Indian 2” will have music by Anirudh Ravichander. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be revealed.

Working with Ekta Kapoor is like being with family: Sharman

Mumbai– Actor Sharman Joshi, who is foraying into the web space with “Baarish – Mood For Some Love”, says it is a joyous experience to work with producer Ekta Kapoor and actress Asha Negi.

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“This is going to be my debut in the digital space and I’m absolutely delighted to work with ALTBalaji and especially Ekta, who I have always wanted to work with. The experience of working with her is like being with family,” Sharman said in a statement.

In the show, Sharman will be playing the protagonist ‘Anuj’ opposite Asha. It is a journey of two strangers who have always prioritised family over their lives and how they develop love and respect for each other in their challenging journey.

Sharman added: “I am also looking forward to work with Asha Negi as I’ve been fond of her work. I’m a part of a romantic drama after a very long time and I couldn’t have thought of a better platform for my debut in the digital space.”

The show is being directed by Nandita Mehra and Bhairavi Raichura.

On the Bollywood front, Sharman was last seen on-screen in “Kaashi in Search of Ganga”.

Shibani isn’t bothered about living life in public eye

Mumbai– Shibani Dandekar is making headlines for her rumoured relationship with actor Farhan Akhtar, but the actress-singer doesnt fret about it.

Asked how does the public scrutiny impact her personal life, Shibani told IANS: “I think it depends upon the individual and how you take it. There are some people that get really affected by it, there are some people that don’t really care much.

“I think, when you are working in a public space, there needs to be a certain level of understanding that you need to have — that your life is out there for the world to see. So, you have got to deal with it, to the best of your abilities. It’s not always going to be easy,” she added.

Apart from music, Shibani has also made a place for herself as an actor after doing projects like “Naam Shabana”, “Noor” and “Bhavesh Joshi Superhero”.

How do you plan to take your career in Bollywood further?

“Not really, in terms of Bollywood, not much. But there is a lot happening on TV.”

Abhinav begins shooting for ‘Dil Hi Toh…’ season two

Mumbai– Abhinav Kapoor, who garnered eyeballs with his portrayal of Aman Rastogi in “Dil Hi Toh Hai”, started shooting for the second season of the show here on Monday.

“This character is very close to my heart. When I was told about season two, I couldn’t wait to live it all over again. Aman is a very endearing character. Everybody would like to have a husband, friend or son like him,” Abhinav said in a statement.

“He is someone you would look up to. Thanks to Ekta (Kapoor) ma’am, who has been telling beautiful stories for all these years and giving me opportunities to be part of her few iconic shows,” he shared about the popular producer.

Abhinav has featured in shows like “Ek Aastha Aisi Bhi” and “Kasautii Zindagii Kay”.

Anushka worked with occupational therapist, audiologist for ‘Zero’

Mumbai– Actress Anushka Sharma says she worked with two professional trainers to immerse herself into her role as Aafia, a scientist with cerebral palsy, in Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”.

The actress put herself through a rigorous three-month preparation process.

“I understood the challenge that I was going to face as an actor while playing this role. That is what excited me towards the role,” Anushka said in a statement.

“If I were able to pull it off, I would have accomplished something. So I wanted to do it the right way and represent this correctly. Aanand sir and Himanshu (writer Himanshu Sharma) had already researched a lot with doctors (about this condition) when they came to me with the film and had sketched out my character accordingly. I understood their brief and went with their vision and met with the doctors,” she added.

She said she worked with an occupational therapist and audiologist who helped her understand “what physical limitation my character would have and how my condition would impact my speech”.

“The difficult part in this was that I had to voluntarily create an involuntary movement that happens to my character because of my condition. While I had to focus on the dialogues, I also had focus on the emotion of the scene, which was difficult. So, in the beginning I would ask for some extra takes so that I could get it right because I wanted to make sure that I was doing it correctly,” added Anushka, who shares screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie. (IANS)



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