Bollywood Roundup: Vicky Kaushal, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, and more…

Vicky Kaushal (Photo: Facebook)
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Ayushamann, Vicky to appear together in ‘Koffee with Karan’

Mumbai– Actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal will be making their debut on filmmaker Karan Johar’s popular chat show ‘Koffee with Karan.’

Ayushmann Khurrana (Photo courtesy: FilmBeat)

They will appear together in an episode of the ongoing sixth season of the show.

Karan also took to Instagram on Monday to share photographs from the shoot.

“With the talented actors and super fun boys,” Karan posted while sharing the image.

His chat show is hugely popular as he gets his celebrity friends and fraternity members to open up about their lives in an up, close and personal way. The show is aired on Star World.

Other celebrity guests to appear in the sixth season include names like Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif, Saif Ali Khan and daughter Sara, Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh.

Huma Qureshi’s friends call her ‘kebab royalty’

Mumbai– Actress Huma Qureshi says she loves Mumbai, but the city is a “little sad” when it comes to the food scene.

Huma Qureshi

“I love kebabs. Therefore, my friends affectionately call me ‘kebab royalty’. I love Mumbai but when it comes to food it is a little sad, the tikkas are not as great as what we get at home. They need a little makeover,” Huma, whose family owns a restaurant in Delhi, said in a statement.

Huma expressed her love for food when she appeared on “Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua” hosted by comedienne Mallika Dua. The show is aired on TLC.

Asked from where she gets kebabs in Mumbai, Huma said: “I have a vendor in town who sells best meat ever. So, sometimes we get it from him or otherwise whenever we fly down to Delhi either me or my brother get it from home.”

On her equation with bother Saqib, Huma, said: “My brother and I are really close to each other. We can talk about our relationships and life. He is amazing but when it comes to household work, he is a pig. We live together, but he does not cook and always leaves the room in a mess. I am like his housekeeper or governess at home. I also enjoy it because I have someone to look after.”

Mallika said she loved shooting with Huma.

“She has so much spunk, warmth and a hundred percent game to play along with the Halloween theme. It was super fun to shoot with her,” she added.

Richa Chadha to belly dance for Shakeela biopic

Mumbai– Actress Richa Chadha is working on her belly dancing skills for a special promotional song for a biopic on south Indian glamour actress Shakeela.

Richa Chadha (Photo: Twitter)

Richa plays the titular role in the movie, directed by Indrajit Lankesk. She is training under the guidance of Mumbai-based belly dancing instructor Shaina Lebana.

Richa has been taking lessons from Shaina on belly dance for the past three weeks and will be training for some more weeks.

“The song that I’m learning belly dancing for will be a part of the promotions of the film. I have always loved learning newer forms of dance. Belly dancing is not only very attractive and graceful but is also a very tough dance form to learn and adapt,” Richa said in a statement.

This is not the first time Richa has attempted the dance form. She used to take belly dance tutorials three years ago.

Shruti Haasan meets Rahman at his LA studio

Mumbai– Actress-singer Shruti Haasan says she spent an incredible evening with Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman in his studio in Los Angeles.

Shruti on Sunday shared a photograph of herself along with Rahman on Instagram and

Shruti Haasan (Photo: Twitter)

captioned it: “Incredible evening spent with the legend A.R. Rahman in his amazing LA studio! music and more music surrounds my life. Blessed.”

Details if she will be collaborating with the musician are still under wraps.

On the acting front, Shruti will reportedly be seen in the upcoming film “Sabaash Naidu” along with her father Kamal Haasan.

The spy comedy adventure is co-produced directed and written by Kamal.

Sanjay Dutt is one of the finest actors: Jackie Shroff

New Delhi– Veteran actor Jackie Shroff has praised actor Sanjay Dutt, with whom he will be sharing screen space in the upcoming remake of Telugu film “Prasthanam” and said that he is one of the finest actors in Bollywood.

Jackie Shroff

Jackie has previously worked with Sanjay in movies including “Khalnayak”, “Mission Kashmir”, “Kartoos” and “Eklavya – The Royal Guard”.

Asked about working with the “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S” star, Jackie told IANS: “Have known Sanju before the films. Right from day one till now he remains the same. His child-like quality to make people laugh in the most adverse situation and when it comes to work hes one of the finest actors we have.”

He added: “Always a pleasure to share screen space with him whether it be ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Mission Kashmir’, ‘Kartoos’ And now ‘Prasthanam’.”

To be produced by Sanjay Dutt Productions, the film is being remade in Hindi by director Deva Katta, who also helmed the original.

The film also stars Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal and Amyra Dastur.

#MeToo has shaken up the patriarchy: Sushant Singh

Mumbai– TV actor and CINTAA General Secretary Sushant Singh says the #MeToo movement in India has shaken up the patriarchy, adding there is a tough fight ahead as the patriarchs will not give in so easily.

Sushant Singh Rajput (Photo: Wikipedia)

“#MeToo in India — the ugliness has shaken me up. It has shaken up the Patriarchy too. The patriarchs won’t give in so easily. It’s going to become uglier. Let’s not celebrate right now, this is just the beginning. We’ve a very tough fight ahead of us. Don’t stop now, else” Sushant tweeted:

The #MeToo movement in India started after actress and former beauty queen Tanushree Dutta in September recalled an unpleasant episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar from the sets of “Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss” in 2008.

After that, a slew of controversies surrounding Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan, Anu Malik, Anirban Blah, Alok Nath, Chetan Bhagat, Gursimran Khamba and Kailash Kher have emerged.

The #MeToo movement began in Hollywood last year with The New York Times reporting multiple sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. This led to the opening of a Pandora’s box of complaints against celebrated personalities like Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. (IANS)


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