Shilpa Shetty says there was a time when no one took her seriously to offer her the role of the protagonist, adding that she is glad that she has survived through the tough times. “Back in the 1990’s, I have to be honest we were all typecast, either you were a very good actress and would get those kinds of films or you would be typecast in those glamorous roles. And I was the latter, so nobody really took me seriously to offer me the protagonist’s role,” said Shilpa.
“The game-changer for me was ‘Dhadkan’ where director Dharmesh Darshan really stripped me off all that glamour and actually kept the glamour but he wanted it all covered. So funny enough he was the first to tell me “I want you to look glamorous but in an Indian outfit›… That changed the entire perspective of people and that film went on to become a huge hit and then I did a lot of films after that where there were meatier roles but, honestly I didn›t care, for me, it was just work and I was really young then,” she added.
The actress continued: “Today we are getting scripts where everything is elucidated on paper, we didn›t have vanity vans and we still went to work with a smile on our faces in the sun and wearing those chiffon sarees in the snow. So we’ve done all of it and enjoyed it.”
“So today I feel we lead far more luxurious lives as actors, we are very pampered with an entourage of staff and managers. I love this phase as well, I feel very pampered and important but it was madness and today there’s method to that madness,” she added.
Shilpa walked into Bollywood with the 1993 Diwali release ‘Baazigar’. The Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol blockbuster released on 14 November day 27 years ago. Looking back, Shilpa said: “I was too young to think and know. I feel that today’s girls and boys in the industry are so sorted, they come all prepared. But I was a 17-year-old and when I was offered ‘Baazigar’, I just did it for the luck and extra pocket money and Venus signed me for three movies.”
“And I thought they would just do 1 and forget about it and then ‘Baazigar’ became a platinum jubilee hit and after that, they signed me for ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’. Again ‘Chura Ke Dil Mera’ became a huge milestone for my career and then ‘Dhadkan’ was the third film. And now 27 years down the line I am doing ‘Hungama’ which is not my comeback but another film with the same production company, who would’ve thought that I would last 27 years,” said Shilpa during a conversation with actress Neha Dhupia in a podcast of ‘JioSaavn #NoFilterNeha’.
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TOM HOLLAND TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER ‘SPIDER-MAN’ TRILOGY
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.”
AS AN ACTOR, IT HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY BEING ZARINA, SAYS RICHA
MUMBAI: Inside Edge season 3 is almost upon us and the excitement and hype is real. The game behind the game gets to a whole new level and season 3 promises to be filled with more drama and surprises than before. Richa Chadda who plays Zarina in the show has had her say on season 3.
Richa Chadda shares, “It feels surreal to know that we are already on the third season. As an actor, it has been an incredible journey being Zarina, a layered and nuanced character, non-trapped by conventions that have kept it relevant over the seasons. As the game behind the game thickens into the third one, so does Zarina’s urge to claim what is rightfully hers in this man’s world. ‘Inside Edge Season 3’ is replete with similar elements of drama, suspense and excitement that have defined the series for the audience. But the stakes and proportions are higher, this time.” Recently the ex-Indian cricketer/coach, Ravi Shastri got the fans amped up as he showered some serious praise on Vayu, who is all set to lead his team in ‘Inside Edge season 3.’ Created by Karan Anshuman and directed by Kanishk Varma, Inside Edge will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on December 03.
SARA VISITS MITHIBAI KSHITIJ TO LAUNCH HER NEW SONG ‘CHAKA CHAK’
MUMBAI: The unforgettable noon of the 29th of November marked the arrival of Sara Ali Khan at the Santaokba Sadan Hall at Mithibai College, to launch her new song, ‘Chaka Chak’ from her upcoming movie ‘Atrangi Re’.
Her lively personality was reciprocated by Team Kshitij’s enthusiasm when she requested for one on one interaction, and the team shared a moment with her as they enacted an iconic pose from this awaited movie. Team Kshitij also made a life-size rangoli of the title of her film ‘Atrangi Re’. During her visit, Sara performed live for the audience and when her lively performance received a ‘once more’ request from the overjoyed crowd, she did not hesitate to call upon some exhilarated students who then danced alongside her. This fun-filled episode was followed by a tremendously interactive conversation where the talented personality answered some questions with utmost courtesy. Sara shared about her memorable college experience that led to her taking up acting as a career, as well as some inspiring advice for young aspirants.
‘83’ TRAILER IS A PERFECT BLEND OF CRICKET, UNITY, PATRIOTISM
MUMBAI: Get ready to go on a nostalgia trip as Ranveer Singh-starrer ‘83’ will give you a chance to relive India’s first cricket World Cup triumph all over again.
On Tuesday, the makers of the film unveiled the trailer, which is a perfect blend of cricket, unity, and patriotism. The trailer begins with the commentator mentioning how the Indian cricket team must be recovering from the double thrashing they received from West Indies and Australia at India vs Zimbabwe 1983 match. What follows is the journey of how team India emerged as champions at the 1983 World Cup despite several hurdles.
Helmed by Kabir Khan, ‘83’ stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, who led the World Cup-winning team, and after watching the trailer, it’s safe to say that the actor has paid minute attention to Dev’s mannerisms. Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Addinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, R Badree and Pankaj Tripathi are also part of the sports drama.
The trailer also gave us a glimpse of Deepika Padukone as Kapil Dev’s wife Romi. Now, the audience will be able to relive the historic moment via ‘83’, which is scheduled to release in theatres on December 24.
NICK, PRIYANKA ENJOY DATE NIGHT AT BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2021
LONDON: Ahead of their third wedding anniversary, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra took social media ablaze with their recent pictures from their stylish appearance at the 2021 British Fashion Awards in London on Monday night.
Nick took to his Instagram handle and shared a series of pictures with his wife who wore a grand flower-print ensemble from London-based designer Richard Quinn, as per E! News. “The star of the show,” Nick captioned the post.
For the event, Nick sported a sleek suit with shoes from Maison Margiela and Reebok, as per E! News. Priyanka and Nick shared the fashion platform with several bigwigs in the global fashion industry including Tom Felton, Gillian Anderson, Gabrielle Union and more.
The couple attended their last event together in May when Nick hosted the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. Priyanka supported her husband who was recovering from a cracked rib at that time. Priyanka recently participated in the Netflix special ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ and poked fun at her husband alongside Sophie Turner, Lilly Singh and Pete Davidson.
SUSHMITA OPENS UP ON SHOOTING ‘AARYA 2’ IN MIDST OF PANDEMIC
Created by award-winning director Ram Madhvani, Aarya 2 co-produced by Endemol Shine India and Ram Madhvani Films brings to light Aarya Sareen’s journey from being powerless to fearless.
After emerging as one of the most gripping thrillers from India with an International Emmy nomination for best drama series, Aarya is set to hit the digital scene with Season 2will be available only on Disney+ Hotstar on 10th December 2021.
Ahead of the release of the second season of Aarya, Sushmita Sen has opened up on her experience of shooting for the show in the midst of a pandemic. Sushmita shared, “We’ve become lockdown specialists now! We either release during a lockdown or shoot during it, that’s our new thing! When we completed the shoot for Aarya 2 , on our farewell, we said how blessed we were to be working during the pandemic. There were so many people who had to sit at home, but this is also a nice culmination of teamwork. We had Disney+Hotstar, Ram Madhvani film, the entire crew and the cast together. Everyone just pulled in following the rules and making it possible.”
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