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Jonita Gandhi ‘extoked’ as ‘Top Tucker’ features at Times Square

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Bollywood Singer Jonita Gandhi’s song ‘Top Tucker’, the big collaboration with Badshah, has reached the top and her photo has been displayed on ‘Times Square wall’ in New York City. The Singer spoke exclusively to The Sunday Guardian about the new track and her favourite music genres.

Q. How excited are you for ‘Top Tucker’? Can you share more details about the song?

I’m ‘extoked’(excited + stoked). I’m thrilled to have been part of this track. It’s a multilingual song and features quite a crazy lineup of talent including Badshah and Yuvan Shankar Raja. I’ve sung in Hindi, English and Tamil in this song.

Q. The photo has been displayed on Times Square Wall in New York, your first reaction to it and how proud do you feel?

I gasped! The feeling is indescribable, it’s so hard to react to something that feels unreal. It was quite a ‘pinch me’ moment. I just wish I could go to New York and see it myself! The gratitude I feel for such an opportunity… it seems like words aren’t enough to express! A bucket list item checked off. 

Q. How was the experience of teaming up with Badshah? Any tips he shared with you regarding the song?

Working with Badshah is a breeze and always a lot of fun. He’s super chill and makes the process so smooth. For this track in particular we worked remotely so it was a bit of a different process than usual. The vibe of the song itself really helped set the stage for what was needed.

Q. You have not only sung songs for Bollywood but also given voice for Tamil songs, independent music and unplugged covers, which would be your favourite and why?

It’s really hard to say as every situation is different. I love experimenting with music and some circumstances give us a chance, as singers, to explore our own creativity a bit more than others such as independent music and covers whereas there are more parameters to abide by when recording film songs. But that doesn’t make it less satisfying of a process. It can be fun to embody a character as defined by films and emote in your singing to resonate with the character. 

Q. Any specific preparations you did while singing Bollywood songs or Tamil songs?

Every song is unique and so every recording experience is different. I often don’t get a lot of time for specific preparations – we learn the song and record it within a matter of minutes. Being able to own a song in such a short period is definitely an art that I’m still working on and it’s a steep learning curve.

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MIKE TYSON TO FEATURE IN THE MOVIE ‘LIGER’

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MUMBAI: Boxing legend Mike Tyson will feature in Dharma Productions’ much-anticipated film ‘Liger’ starring Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday in lead roles.

‘Liger’ has been hogging the limelight ever since its inception but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the makers of the movie held its shoot. In the latest development, the production house announced on their official Twitter handle that their much-awaited film will also feature boxing legend, Mike Tyson. The news comes a day before the film’s director Puri Jagannadh’s birthday.

Sharing a video, introducing the master of the ring, the production house tweeted, “Introducing the master of the ring to the Indian screens! Kicked to announce that the dynamite @MikeTyson has joined the cast of #Liger! #NamasteTyson #HbdPuriJagannadh.”

The professional boxer, who hogged worldwide headlines when he became the youngest ever heavyweight champion in boxing history in 1986 at the age of 20, is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time. The makers earlier held a spine-chilling teaser unveiling Vijay in a never seen avatar in the film due to the Covid situation.

‘Liger’ was slated to get a worldwide theatrical release on September 9 in five languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam but was also postponed due to the rising Covid-19 cases at that time. Earlier in January, Karan Johar, who has co-produced the project with Vijay, shared the official poster of the movie, unveiling the first look of Vijay as a boxer. 

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JOHN’S ‘SATYAMEVA JAYATE’ TO LAND IN NOVEMBER

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MUMBAI: As the Maharashtra government recently allowed the reopening of movie theatres in the state, makers of John Abraham-starrer ‘Satyameva Jayate’ seized the opportunity of locking the film’s release date.

Taking to Instagram, Emmay Entertainment announced that the second part of ‘Satyameva Jayate’ will arrive in theatres on November 26. “Do Takke Ki Jaan lene 56 inch ka JIGARAA nahi, 56 inch ka HATHODA chaahiye! #SatyamevaJayate2 releasing on 26th November 2021,” the post read.

Directed by Milap Zaveri, the film was supposed to release on May 13, on the occasion of Eid along with Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’. Divya Khosla Kumar is also a part of the sequel to ‘Satyameva Jayate’, which revolved around a vigilante who killed corrupt police officers, and an honest officer is called to hunt him down after the body count begins to rise.

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WE ARE GENETICALLY COORDINATED: SHAKTI AND MUKTI MOHAN

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MUMBAI: Work can be fun, especially with someone you have known your whole life. For siblings, Shakti Mohan and Mukti Mohan, getting opportunities to work with each other always acts as the cherry on the cake. In a recent conversation, the ace dancers, who are currently judging Zee Cafe’s ‘Dance With Me Season 2’, shared their experience of working together.

“We lived under the same roof and grew up together…we have had different interests… Shakti di completely moved into the dance field whereas I started doing acting. However, it’s the dance that is an integral part of our lives. It has made us much closer,” Mukti said.

Speaking about her bond with Mukti, Shakti quipped about being “genetically coordinated” with her. “We are genetically coordinated. We complement each other very well. It’s always amazing to collaborate with Mukti. When we work together we always try our best to make it fun. While shooting for ‘Dance With Me’, we pulled off each other’s legs, we revealed our childhood secrets and whatnot,” she shared. Mukti also believes that she coordinates well with her elder sister. “The bond we share is always complementing each other. Sometimes one person can be dull and the other one quite energetic, but in our case, nothing has ever happened like that. I guess it’s in our DNA to be coordinated with each other,” Mukti laughed. 

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SHILPA SEEKS MONDAY MOTIVATION FROM HER KIDS

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MUMBAI: Amid the ongoing porn racket controversy surrounding her husband and businessman Raj Kundra, actress Shilpa Shetty has been vocal on social media about practising yoga for mental peace. The actor has also shared this wisdom with her little children.

Taking to her Instagram handle on Monday, Shilpa shared a super cute video in which her son Viaan can be seen teaching yoga to her daughter Samisha. “Kids are like wet clay. We must mould their approach towards a healthier lifestyle early. Inculcating the habit of enjoying a balanced diet, staying fit, and gaining control over the mind & soul is crucial. That’s exactly what I’ve tried to do with Viaan; and now, to see him take over the role and teaching his little follower, Samisha, makes me so proud,” she captioned.

Shilpa further called the sight of her children bonding over exercise as her “Monday Motivation”. “Seeing them bond over Yoga is truly the kind of Monday Motivation I need to stay fit and healthy… with them and for them. Have a great week ahead, my #InstaFam,” she added. 

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MADHAVAN’S NEW FILM TO ARRIVE IN APRIL 2022

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MUMBAI : Actor R Madhavan’s much-awaited ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ has finally got its release date. It will be out on April 1, 2022.

Madhavan not only acted in the film but also has directed, written, and produced it. Sharing the release date of the film, Madhavan took to Instagram and wrote, “We are elated to inform you that the much-awaited Rocketry: The Nambi Effect will be released worldwide in theatres on 1st April 2022. We have made this movie with a lot of love and dedication and are grateful for all the support that you have shown us so far- Team Rocketry.”

‘Rocketry’ is based on the life of Indian scientist Nambi Narayanan, a former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer who was caught in the throes of a spy scandal.

It has been shot simultaneously in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil and English, and will also be released in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. 

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AYUSHMANN’S ‘CHANDIGARH KARE AASHIQUI’ RELEASE CONFIRMED

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming movie ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ has been confirmed to hit the silver screens on December 10, 2021, as the Maharashtra government recently allowed the reopening of the movie theatres in the state.

The news was shared on Twitter by film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who tweeted, “AYUSHMANN KHURRANA: ‘CHANDIGARH KARE AASHIQUI’ ON 10 DEC 2021… #ChandigarhKareAashiqui #AyushmannKhurrana #VaaniKapoor.”

The upcoming film, which features Ayushmann along with actor Vaani Kapoor, marks the first-ever collaboration between the duo. ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, which wrapped its shoot in late December, last year, was the first Indian film to complete the entire shooting during the coronavirus pandemic.

The movie by ace filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor is a modern-day love story that will feature Ayushmann portraying the role of a cross-functional athlete, while Vaani will reportedly essay a transgender character. ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ has been produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in collaboration with Pragya Kapoor’s Guy In the Sky Pictures.

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