Vidya Balan has not followed an easy path to success: Arjun Rampal

Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal

Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal

Actor Arjun Rampal says his Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh co-star Vidya Balan is a dynamite package and has never followed a simple path to achieve success. The 44-year-old actor says the kind of films Vidya chooses makes her different from other actors. “Vidya is a dynamite package. She’s really a celebration. She’s a very unique actor and we’re very lucky to have her in the industry. She has done some wonderful work. She has a great talent in choosing and talent is the choices that you made. She has not taken an easy path to walk on, which is always more exciting,” Arjun told reporters during a promotional event of the film.

The actor says he met Vidya for the first time on the sets of the Sujoy Ghosh-directed film and she made him feel very comfortable. “I really didn’t know Vidya before this movie. We became friends during this film. We used to meet before but socially. I’ve seen her work in the past and I thought she would be very serious. A girl, who sits in a corner and only concentrates on her character. Undoubtedly she is all of them. But when I saw her after we did one, there was a twinkle in her eyes. She has got a little babiness inside her.”

Arjun says it’s very important for an actor to keep alive the child inside them. “Every actor needs to have that kind of babiness inside him or her to be good. It actually makes your imagination good and Vidya has retained that. She made all of us very comfortable on the sets. It was wonderful to work with her.” Vidya, who was also present at the event, all praise for Arjun.

“Arjun is an overall package. His voice, his attitude and not to mention his laugh, I just love his laugh.” “Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh” will hit the theaters this Friday.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/arjun-rampal-vidya-balan-kahaani-2-4401697/

Who wouldn’t want to date Salman Khan: Amy Jackson

Salman Khan and Amy Jackson

Salman Khan and Amy Jackson

Actor Amy Jackson says any girl would love to date superstar Salman Khan. Amy considers the 50-year-old star a “great friend”, who has given her a lot of confidence. There were reports that Salman made a surprise appearance at 2.0 teaser launch to support Amy. When asked would she like to date the Sultan star, the actor said, “Who wouldn’t like to date Salman Khan? I am totally single and I am very happy.”

Amy was speaking at the launch of a magazine. The actress was part of Salman’s brother Sohail Khan’s directorial venture Freaky Ali. “Salman has been great as a friend and giving me lot of guidance. Also Akshay Kumar has always been helping me,” she added. Amy said she would love to star opposite Salman if she gets an offer. The actress also praised the star for his fit physique.

“Salman has dropped 20 kilos now. He was there at the ‘Robot 2’ launch and I was like how did you lose that in a month, he has done a brilliant job. He has incorporated lot of cardio into his routine. He looks fantastic,” she added. Later on being about fitness, Amy said her Akshay is an inspiration and among the actresses she thinks Deepika Padukone has a great body.

“I think Akshay Kumar has sustained that (fitness) since the time he has started in the industry. It is not that he became an actor and then got a good body. He lives by that mantra. His action sequences are best in Bollywood,” Amy said.

The 24-year-old actress, who had worked with the Akshay in Singh is Bliing says he is a huge inspiration. “He (Akshay) is a big inspiration, he is great at action, stunts. We did martial arts training. Among ladies I think Deepika Padukone is good, her body is great, she is always keeping fit. May be Jacqueline Fernandez also, as she incorporates dancing and pilates,” she added.

The actor is travelling most of the time and hence tries to keep her training to minimum. “As I travel a lot I keep it (training) minimal but effective, sleep is vital,” she added.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/salman-khan-amy-jackson-2-0-4401732/

How to train my Dragon: Here’s how Ranbir Kapoor is prepping for superhero film

Ranbir Kapoor prepping up for his superhero role in Dragon.

Ranbir Kapoor prepping up for his superhero role in Dragon.

This has been a year of experiment for Bollywood actors. While Salman Khan and Aamir Khan chose to undergo physical transformation for their films Sultan and Dangal respectively, the new lot of actors are up for some experimentation with the concept of the film that they will choose. We saw how Tiger Shroff’s portrayal of a superhero in A Flying Jatt challenged Krrish series starring Hrithik Roshan. Now, we have a new hero who has joined the club and it is none other than the chocolate boy, Ranbir Kapoor.

After impressing us with films like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Rockstar, the actor is prepping for his next superhero action film, Dragon. The film will be directed by Ayan Mukerji, who has previously worked with the actor in 2013 film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. According to reports, the actor will undergo extensive physical training and learn different kinds of techniques for the high-octane stunts. In fact, he was also caught by the shutterbugs while leaving rehearsal studio, where he was getting physical nuances right for his character.

While we are already curious about watching Ranbir in this new avatar, the news about the leading lady has made us even more excited for the film. According to the reports, the film will star Dear Zindagi actor Alia Bhatt. This would be the first time that both the actors will share the screen. Earlier, the two actors along with Ayan had flown to London to discuss the movie which is rumoured to be a trilogy.

Talking about the film during an interview, Ranbir said that Dragon is going to be based on fantasy and mythology but is being adapted according to the contemporary times. Revealing about his character in the film, he said that the film is about a “boy who will have some form of super powers. But right now, it’s too early to talk about it.”

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/ranbir-kapoor-dragon-ayan-mukerji-alia-bhatt-4401647/

Demonetization pushes Sana Khan – Gurmeet Chaudhary’s Wajah Tum Ho release to December 16

Wajah tum ho

Wajah tum ho

PM Narendra Modi’s decision of demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes might help curb black money problem, but has its own set of cons. Bollywood also has witnessed the downside of the situation. We will reserve a detailed article on that for later but for now, release of upcoming thriller Wajah Tum ho has been postponed due to demonetization.  Makers feel that a huge set of the potential audience of Wajah Tum Ho is from smaller towns where the new currency is not available as per plans. Trade experts advises the makers to shift the release date of the Gurmeet Choudhary and Sana Khan starrer further to December 16, to avoid the  short term effect of demonetization. Thankfully, for the makers there is no other film releasing that day, and hence Wajah Tum Ho won’t be facing any clash. In addition, it gives 15 days more time to people to adjust to the current situation the country is transiting through.

Wajah Tum Ho has been directed by Vishal Pandya who shot to fame with Hate Story 2, and Hate Story 3. He has denied reports that Wajah Tum Ho is an erotic thriller. “People come to me and say that, ‘it’s a bold film and a bold concept’ but I would like to clear that there is just one minute of bold scene in the film and that’s it. Rest of the film is purely based on a strong story line with a thriller element,” he said in an interview. Interestingly Vishal has also announced the release date of Hate Story 4. Yep! The fourth installment will release on Oct 13, 2017.

Earlier, Rock On 2 producer Ritesh Sidhwani had said it is disappointing that the film’s box office collection got affected due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetize Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes. He said after the announcement priorities of the people have changed. We can only hope that makers are able to save Wajah Tum Ho from the on going situation.

Source: http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/demonetization-pushes-sana-khan-gurmeet-chaudharys-wajah-tum-ho-release-to-december-16/

Suniel Shetty’s Son Ahan Is All Set To Enter Bollywood

Ahan Shetty

Ahan Shetty

Last year, Suniel Shetty‘s daughter Athiya Shetty made her acting debut with Hero. And now, his son Ahan Shetty is all set to make his first appearance on screen.

Reportedly, the youngster has been roped in for a Sajid Nadiadwala action-romance and is currently in London to learn the nuances of action and martial arts. Celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar took to Twitter to make the announcement of Ahan’s Bollywood entry.

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Welcome to Bollywood, Ahan!

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/11/28/suniel-shettys-son-ahan-set-enter-bollywood/

Dear Zindagi & Kahaani 2’s Clash Averted: New Release Date Announced

Kahaani 2

Kahaani 2

Director Sujoy Ghosh reunited with powerhouse performer Vidya Balan, yet again for this suspense thriller drama – titled Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh.

While the movie starring Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal, was scheduled to release on the 25th November this year, producer Jayantilal Gada of Pen India, decided to shift the date in order to avoid a clash at the box office with Mahesh Bhatt, a filmmaker he has shared a close association with over the years.

It was recently announced that Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi will hit theater screens on the 25th November and producers Jayantilal Gada and Mahesh Bhatt had a conversation about not releasing the two films together. The makers of Kahaani 2 then decided to shift the date of the suspense thriller drama to 2nd December.

Said Mahesh Bhatt, “I have known Jyantilal Gada for several years now and we are like family. Both Kahaani 2 and Dear Zindagi are unique films and deserve a solo release. And it will also help both films in the long run.”

When contacted Jayantilal Gada, he said, “Bhatt Sahab is associated with us for our leading TV shows; Udann and Naamkarann but more importantly he and Alia are like family to us. There can never be any competition within families, hence I have decided to release Kahaani2 – Durga Rani Singh on 2nd Dec.”

Presented by Jayantilal Gada, Produced by Kushal Kantilal Gada, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada & Aksshay Jayantilal Gada and Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani 2 – Durga Rani Singh, directed by Sujoy Ghosh is scheduled to release 2nd December 2016.

Source : http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/dear-zindagi-kahaani-2s-clash-averted-new-release-date-announced/

Dear Zindagi box office collection day 2: Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt starrer shows superb growth, earns Rs 11.25 crore

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi has seen a strong hold at the box office on its day 2.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi has seen a strong hold at the box office on its day two.The film has shown superb growth of around thirty percent on its day two and has earned Rs. 11.25 crore, from Rs. 8.75 crore on its opening day. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “#DearZindagi shows SUPERB growth on Day 2… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 11.25 cr. Total: ₹ 20 cr [1200 screens]. India biz.” Not to forget the film has seen a limited release as it was released in just 1200 screens which is very low if one compares it to Shah Rukh Khan’s last three releases. Fan was released in 3450 screens, Dilwale was released in 3150 screens and Happy New Year was released in 3850 screens. The film is doing brisk business worldwide. And its excellent business can be credited to the presence of Shah Rukh Khan in the film. The film is already a hit but Monday will be crucial for the film as that will decide how far the film will go. So far it has piggy backed on the star power of Shah Rukh Khan. From Monday onwards, the acceptance of its content will decide its further collections.

Check out the tweet below by Taran Adarsh:

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Dear Zindagi released on November 25 is recieving praises from the critics and audiences alike. The film is being praised for its simple yet effective story telling. Alia Bhatt is applauded for being scene stealer and Shah Rukh Khan in the other hand is hailed for being the back bone of the film and is praised for charming his way through everyone’s heart.

BollywoodLife in its review had said, “Dear Zindagi will definitely appeal to you if you love slice of life film. A little bit of trimming here and there would have been good, and it is not a typical Bollywood movie. However that shouldn’t stop you from not witnessing one of Alia’s best performances and SRK being his charming best.”

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/dear-zindagi-box-office-day-2-shah-rukh-khan-alia-bhatt-starrer-shows-superb-growth-earns-rs-11-25-crore/

10 quotes of Kareena Kapoor Khan that proves she is totally ready to embrace motherhood

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s these quotes prove that the actress is ready to embrace motherhood with wide arms! Check them out.

If you’ve seen a lot of Bebo lately, it’s all because she doesn’t want pregnancy to bar her from doing her job as an actor. But again, that doesn’t mean she is being a bad mother to her unborn or something. In a way, Kareena Kapoor Khan is setting trends and breaking the myth that pregnant women need to follow a certain kind of lifestyle, avoid making public appearances and yes, definitely stay away from the limelight. A lot of Bollywood actresses have been following the stereotypical norm of keeping away from the eyes of the media. But not Bebo. She ain’t the kind who will sit at home and follow the others. You see, Kareena likes to set trends and with this, she definitely has! However, with every appearance and interactions she has had with the media, it has only made us believe that she’d be a fabulous mother.

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

We’ve noticed that when she speaks about her baby, there’s a glow that surpasses her usual pregnancy charm. Kareena has embraced motherhood like no other actress in the industry! Her words alone are proof that her first baby is going to be one lucky champ. First off, the baby’s gonna have genes of two immensely hot people. Second, it’s the heir to the royal family (the Pataudis). Third, do you need a third reason? It’s quite obvious that the hottie Bebo is very well versed with parenthood, as much as Saif himself(considering this is his third child). We’ve compiled a list of quotes that prove that Mrs Khan is totally ready to step into this new phase in her life. Yes, she does assure us that she’ll be kickstarting work after a month of delivery. However, we’re just super thrilled to see her as a mommy! Check out the quotes below.

Her brutally honest take on motherhood –
I am very excited. I am not nervous at all (smiles). This is something that every woman looks forward to in her life. It will be a life-altering experience for my family and friends.”

The kid’s not gonna be honed by bodyguards! –
We don’t have bodyguards and we don’t believe in having them either” the Veere Di Wedding actress further added. She hopes that their family will continue the tradition. “I am not going to hire 10 bodyguards just because my child will belong to a star family”

Embracing pregnancy with arms wide open –
“Wanting to become a mother was a natural course for me. I don’t know why there’s such a hue and cry about my pregnancy in the industry. It is the most natural phenomenon for all women.”

On her baby’s fashion picks –
I think he (Manish Malhotra) should just stick to designing clothes for me for now,” she said laughing it off. Quiz her about having a designer wardrobe for her baby and she quips, “I haven’t even thought of that. I would prefer a designer wardrobe for me first before anyone.”

When she addressed the normalcy of pregnancy –
The most important thing is that pregnancy should not be looked upon as some sort of disease of any kind. It’s the most beautiful phenomenon that can happen to a woman… I would continue to do as normal things as everybody else because that’s what it is.”

And she convinced us about the same –
It’s most natural phenomenon and there is nothing wrong with it. In fact it’s a joy,”

But she can’t express how she feels about it –
This is such an internalised emotion that I can’t put it in words. I can’t express how I am feeling right now. Or what I’m going to feel. I think these are things that I have to experience myself before I talk about them. But, of course, the journey has been great.”

At Lakme Fashion Week’s ramp, baby bump’s debut walk! –
For me, it is quite an emotional moment as this was the first time we (she and her future child) took the ramp together. It was a moment to cherish,”

Oh she hopes her baby doesn’t get this quality from daddy Saif –
He can be like Kumbhkaran. He can just sleep for 18 hours a day and not wake up,” Kareena revealed about Saif’s “disturbing” habit. About herself, she said that she worries about the minutest things. Bebo said that she wants a “chilled out” baby, like hubby Saif.

But she also hopes her baby doesn’t get this from herself! –
I don’t have any bad quality ya. But I think I’m a worrier. I hope my kid doesn’t get this quality.

Stay tuned to this space for we got a lot of stuff planned for our Bebo! Don’t go anywhere for we’ll get you hot scoop and spicy gossips, right here!

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/10-quotes-of-kareena-kapoor-khan-that-proves-she-is-totally-ready-to-embrace-motherhood/

Uh-Oh! This Bollywood Hunk Refused To Be On Koffee With Karan

John Abraham

John Abraham

Koffee With Karan is my favourite show on television currently and I have a long list of people I would love to see on the show – John Abraham being one of them. He is so mysterious, wouldn’t it be awesome to see him open up in front of Karan and led us on some secrets of his life?!

Unfortunately, reports are doing the rounds that John has politely declined KJo’s offer to be on the couch. Reportedly, he is hesitant to participate in another TV show after his fallout with Krushna Abhishek on Comedy Nights Bachao. Karan and John have been on very good terms ever since their superhit film together, Dostana. Hope this does not affect their relationship in any way.

Were you also hopeful of seeing John on Karan’s show?

Source: http://www.missmalini.com/2016/11/23/uh-oh-this-bollywood-hunk-refused-to-be-on-koffee-with-karan/

Exclusive: Vidya Balan Talks About Her Bong Connection And More

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is unintentionally stereotyped as a Bong actress even though she has her roots firmly tucked in South India. It could be her choice of roles- Parineeta, Bhool Bhulaiya or Kahaani, all of which have a strong connection to Bengal. In fact, her upcoming film, Kahaani 2 also reprises the strong Bengal flavour, much like its first part.

Ask Vidya about it and she says:

I don’t know.. I think have a huge affinity towards Bengal and everything Bengali which I can’t explain and which I have never understood. But similarly they also feel this ownership of me and affinity towards me which makes me very proud. Some of our best directors come from Bengal and they have offered me great films which I have been a part of.”

Quite likely then she has a favourite Bengali dish:

I like Baingan Bhaja which is basically fried brinjal.. sliced and fried. It’s lovely!”

Absolutely! And Vidya has what it takes to perfect a Bengali character, specially with that bindi that became her signature style.

Do you guys agree?

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/11/24/exclusive-vidya-balan-talks-about-her-bong-connection/