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RISE AND SHINE: LOOKING BACK AT RANVEER’S 5 BRAVE FILM CHOICES

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The Bollywood star with quirky fashion choices and an ultimate livewire Ranveer Singh, who turned 36 on Tuesday, is known not only for his unconventional sartorial sense but also for establishing himself as one of India’s most bankable actors. He has consistently delivered hit films.

His flamboyance, craziness, and eccentric antics never fail to grab the audience’s attention, promising them a maverick surprise each time he hits the public gaze, be it on-screen or off screen. Looking at Ranveer’s body of work, right from his debut in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ to his last theatrical release ‘Gully Boy’, it feels that the actor has come a long way.

It’s taken Ranveer just over a decade to tick all the boxes and establish himself as a true blue entertainer.

Let’s revisit his 5 memorable projects that the Bollywood star has shone in:

BAND BAAJA BAARAAT (2010)

At a time when Bollywood did not look beyond star kids and big names, Ranveer came as a breath of fresh air. In 2010, the actor made his debut with ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’.

In the YRF movie helmed by Maneesh Sharma, Ranveer plays Bittoo Sharma, a fun-loving youth who starts a wedding planning business with Shruti Kakkar (Anushka Sharma), an ambitious girl. Even though they promise to not mix business with love, they soon start to realise they have feelings for each other. It was an entertaining movie. Ranveer’s portrayal of Bittoo is true-to-life, extremely realistic as well as fun to watch. 

LOOTERA (2013)

After his debut film in 2010, instead of choosing more light-hearted roles, Ranveer made some brave choices at the start of his career, taking everyone by a pleasant surprise. In 2013 with Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Lootera’, he showed his range as an actor. The film remains one of Ranveer’s most appreciated and yet underrated works to date. He plays Varun Shrivastav, an archaeologist, who goes to the village of Manikpur and wants to study the land around the temple which the zamindar owns. Varun impresses the zamindar with his knowledge and charms his daughter Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha). However, he leads a mysterious second life which ruins his relationship with Pakhi. Varun runs away only to be reunited with her years later under very different circumstances.

PADMAAVAT (2018)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ was his breakthrough performance. Ranveer and SLB have worked together in three films so far and have created magic every time. Some would argue that his Khilji act in the period drama goes down as one of the best performances in the history of Indian cinema.

The film also starred Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. Ranveer brilliantly portrayed Sultan Alauddin Khalji who is obsessed with capturing the famed beauty Queen Padmavati (Deepika) of Mewar. The only one standing in his way is her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid).

SIMMBA (2018)

After SLB’s ‘Padmaavat’, Ranveer took up a completely different role with the action-comedy film ‘Simmba’, yet again proving his vast range. Directed by Rohit Shetty, ‘Simmba’, which also starred Sara Ali Khan, follows Sangram “Simmba” Bhalerao (Ranveer), a corrupt police officer who works for Durva, a big drug smuggler. When Durva’s brothers rape and murder a girl close to Simmba, he decides to go on the path of righteousness to avenge her. It worked well commercially and the actor is working again with Rohit in ‘Cirkus’.

GULLY BOY (2019)

Undoubtedly one of Ranveer’s best movies is the Zoya Akhtar-directorial ‘Gully Bolly’, which also starred Alia Bhatt and Siddhant Chaturvedi. ‘Gully Boy’ was a critical as well as commercial success. 

Ranveer plays Murad, a 22-year-old boy, living in the slums of Dharavi, Mumbai. The story beautifully showcases the inspiring journey of Ranveer’s character into his struggle to make it big as a rapper. His pairing with Alia also works out in favour of the film. They had an interesting chemistry and their pairing was quite refreshing.

The star also raps his way into our hearts with his brilliant rapping skills perfectly showcased in songs like ‘Apna Time Aayega’, ‘Mere Gully Mein’, and ‘Asli Hip Hop’.

These were just a few films that made us fall in love with Ranveer, who has several awards under his belt and will surely gain many more in future.  His cinematic journey is awe-inspiring. — With ANI inputs

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KATRINA AND VICKY WEDDING IS TURNING OUT TO BE A NIGHTMARE FOR GUESTS

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MUMBAI: The big Bollywood wedding of the year – Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif wedding is turning out to be a never seen or heard before affair. It is true that there has been no confirmation from the stars themselves that they are a couple or that they are so much in love that they have decided to spend the rest of their lives together. While fans wait for VicKat to come out in the open, it may not happen until they do get married on December 9. In fact, they are laying down so many conditions for their guests that it is turning out to be a nightmare.

An industry insider who is on the guest list has revealed that every day there is a new condition or a rule that is sent their way by the team coordinating Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s wedding. “I don’t know if it is their team that is hyperventilating about it all of it is the couple themselves who are getting a little too private with their wedding. Each new day brings a brand new condition that makes you fit to attend the wedding. It is a wedding for God’s sake, not a State secret that needs so much guarding,” rues the guests.

The guest further revealed that some of the conditions are downright offensive and insulting. “If you cannot trust your guests enough, and what them to abide by this and that, why even invite them?,” the guest questions. Sources say that mobile phones are not allowed beyond a point at the venue and guests are barred from taking any pictures and videos at the main venue. They are not allowed to post anything on social media without prior approval from VicKat’s teams. 

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PRIYANKA NARRATES HOW AMID ‘TOUGH’ SCHEDULES SHE AND NICK MADE THEIR MARRIAGE WORK

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WASHINGTON: Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas during a recent podcast opened up about having a long-distance relationship with husband Nick Jonas, amid their busy work schedules. According to People magazine, the ‘Matrix Resurrections’ actor said, “This year has been really, really tough. It was really, really tough to be away from home for an entire year, especially at a time when you can’t travel to see your family.”

“Just the uncertainty of my mom and my brother being in India, my husband being in America while I was in the U.K. It just was so much uncertainty and that, to me, was terrifying of not being able to just get on a flight and travel, just in case something went wrong or something happened. But thankfully, you know, everyone was okay,” she continued.

The pair got engaged in July 2018 just two months after publicizing their relationship. They wed later that year in two separate ceremonies. Priyanka said being alone and away from her husband has been very challenging. But they have been making long-distance work the best way they could. She said, “We didn’t have a dramatic separation but because he was in and out, we had to be really careful. He had to quarantine, I had to quarantine whenever we saw each other at that time. And that’s usually not conducive to a production schedule because you don’t really have much time. You have, like, two days off.”

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NUSHRRATT GETS MASSIVE RESPONSE TO HER FILM, CHHORII

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NEW DELHI: Nushrratt Bharuccha’s recent outing as a pregnant woman in her first solo lead film, ‘Chhorii’, has been receiving massive applause and praises from the audiences and the critics alike. The performance of the actress is being touted as her career best till date.

Nushraatt chose to venture into a new genre and her bold career choice paid off as Chhori truly proves her prowess as a performer.

Opening up about the overwhelming response to the film, Nushrratt says, “Chhorii is indeed one of the most important films of my career, and the kind of love the film is receiving is super encouraging. I’m really glad that with Chhorii, I could put out a responsible message that is the need of the hour. It’s not just any another horror film, it’s a film with a perspective — one that brings to light a social evil, provoking thoughts that inspire us all to take responsibility in a manner that we move towards bringing about a change.”

Opening about her Chhorii being her first solo lead film, Nushrratt says, “It was equally daunting and enriching experience to single-handedly headline such a film. It will always remain one of the most difficult films I’ve done so far.”

Nushraatt shines bright in every frame, giving audiences thrills and chills as you can’t help but empathize with her fear and helplessness as she finds herself pitted against evil.

Unanimously hailed as her career’s best performance, it’s a new era for the actress who will next be seen in content-driven films like Janhit Mein Jaari, which she headlines, Ram Setu, Hurdang and many others in the pipeline.

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SUNNY DEOL, AMEESHA PATEL’S LOOK FROM ‘GADAR 2’ REVEALED

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MUMBAI : All thanks to Ameesha Patel for giving fans a glimpse of her and actor Sunny Deol’s look from their upcoming film ‘Gadar 2’.

In the image, Sunny can be seen donning a turban and red kurta, while Ameesha looks graceful in an orange patiala suit with dupatta covering her head. Their look made fans extremely nostalgic and made them recall the iconic characters Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) and Sakeena (Ameesha Patel) from the hit film ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’.

“GADAR2..muhurat shot,” she captioned the post. The film went on floors today only in Himachal Pradesh. Director Anil Sharma’s son Utkarsh Sharma also expressed his happiness about the commencement of the shoot. “Lo ek aur safar shuru ho gaya, filled with excitement at the muhurat of #Gadar2. Aap sab ki blessings and pyaar chayiye,” he tweeted.

For the unversed, Utkarsh had played the role of Sunny and Ameesha’s son in the first part, which is a period-action drama set in 1947, the time of partition in India. The first film mainly revolves around Tara Singh (portrayed by Sunny), a Sikh truck driver from Amritsar, who falls in love with Sakina (portrayed by Ameesha), a Muslim girl hailing from a political family in Lahore, Pakistan. Late Amrish Puri was also a part of the first installment.

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JAYA BACHCHAN TO PLAY A HALWAI IN KARAN JOHAR’S ROCKY AUR RANI KI PREM KAHANI

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NEW DELHI: For the first time in her career, the versatile Jaya Bachchan will be attempting comedy in Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ Ranveer Singh – Alia Bhatt starrer Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.

Jaya plays Ranveer Singh’s grandmother and her role has distinct shades of comedy in it. Says a source very close to the project, “Jayaji plays a halwai (mithai maker). She plays a loud earthy outspoken woman who loves a good laugh, at her own expense or at the expense of others. It is her most fun-filled role to date. She loves Karan Johar for giving her a role that didn’t require her to be serious all the time. She is enjoying just letting down her hair.”

Sources from the location in Delhi say that the fun Jayaji is having on camera is spilling over to her real life. “She has never been such a fun person. She keeps joking on the sets that Karan Johar couldn’t get Johnny Lever’s dates, so he signed Jayaji instead,” informs a source.

As for the film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani is being directed by Karan Johar. Produced under the Dharma Productions banner, the film stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, and Dharmendra. Announced in July 2021, the film is being readied for release on February 10, 2023.

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TOM HOLLAND TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER ‘SPIDER-MAN’ TRILOGY

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WASHINGTON: It seems like the upcoming film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ will not be actor Tom Holland’s last outing as Marvel’s neighbourhood web-slinger. According to Variety, longtime ‘Spider-Man’ producer Amy Pascal has stated that Holland is expected to return as Spider-Man for at least three more movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel — [this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” she told movie ticketing site Fandango on Monday. Pascal added, “We are getting ready to make the next SpiderMan movie with Tom Holland and Marvel, it just isn’t part of… we’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go onto the next three.”

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