Actor Kriti Sanon, who’s currently holidaying in Oman, posted this picture on Instagram. “Unplug. And just BE! #MeTime #oman #alilajabalakhdar”, she wrote. arhan Akhtar is currently in no mood to take the story of Dil Chahta Hai forward. The 2001 film had starred Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles as three friends who share a deep bond, but have different approaches towards love and life. The film, which was Farhan’s directorial debut, won a National Award and attained a cult status. Though two years back there were reports about a sequel being planned, Farhan has denied any such development at the moment. “I have not really considered taking the film forward. I feel there was a certain energy, mood and a time in my life when that film happened,” Farhan said Late Hollywood actor Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow, took to Instagram to wish her father a happy birthday. “In honour of my dad’s birthday today, we’re challenging you to DO GOOD! Share a video or photo of your random act of kindness and nominate 4 people to join the challenge! ... hashtag #PWFdogoodchallenge, so we can check out all of your posts!” she wrote. “Now if I think of a sequel, I will be forcing the issue. It is going to go from ‘what I wanted to say’ to now ‘something more should be added’.” Actor-host Maniesh Paul posted this throwback photo on Instagram. “And i thought ki mujhse acha model koi nahi hai haha #throwback my first ever photoshoot hahahaha my god!”, he wrote. #thosewerethedays #life #godiskind #delhidays ctor Rana Daggubati’s character, Bhallaladev, in the Baahubali film franchise, has taken him to a new level of popularity pan-India. He feels that the film, which broke box office records, has opened avenues for him like no other. “Baahubali is like an armour that I have, like Karna did. Every time I want to do some big crazy thing, Baahubali offers that to me. It’s like a big shadow, protecting me and letting me do things which I couldn’t do earlier. Even if I wanted to do a submarine-based war film like Ghazi, in Telugu and Tamil earlier, there was no chance I was going to do that. I was able to do all this stuff (because of Baahubali) and that’s what Baahubali is and it will always be like that for me for the rest of my life,” says Rana.
“We come from a land of storytelling. It’s ultimately a story that you tell. When a story is not region-bound, I just take it and keep thinking what story I am telling,” says the Baby and Dum Maro Dum actor.
The actor has recently ventured into the space of digital media and will soon be seen in a web series called Social. Taking risks has never been a point of worry for him.
“All my life I have been experimenting. I don’t know what works and what doesn’t and it just keeps me excited because you hear new stories and get into that work,” he says.
Tamil actor Aishwarya Rajessh, who made her Hindi film debut with the recently released Daddy, says that the biggest challenge for her, was grasping Hindi. Aishwarya, who has done films such as Kaaka Muttai (2015) and Rummy (2014), says, “I can’t speak Hindi, so that was a challenge. Also, I didn’t have any live reference to base my character (Asha Gawli, wife of gangster Arun Gawli, played by Arjun) on. I have never met her, and the research material wasn’t much, hardly one or two pictures! While shooting, our director Ashim (Ahluwalia) would point out what needs to be added. Geeta Gawli (daughter of Arun) would give inputs too.”
While every newcomer aspires to star in romantic, light-hearted comedies for easy acceptance by the audience, the 27-year old insists that it was a conscious decision to begin her career in Bollywood with an intense film. “I don’t think any newcomer has gone for a film like this to debut. I am somebody who is not too fond of fancy or commercial stuff, like dancing around the trees. Even in the 20 films I have done in South, none had any of such stuff, I have never danced in any film of mine, barring some stage shows.”
She says she doesn’t believe in only taking up leading roles. “I don’t go by the screen-space time. Even if I have 1-2 scenes, it is essential that people remember me.”