The trailer of ‘AK vs AK’ is out now, and while the audience is loving the style of Anil Kapoor, his co-star Anurag Kashyap, a popular director, is getting lauded for his acting skills too. ‘AK vs AK’ is not Anurag’s first film as an actor, and he certainly is not the first Bollywood director to come in front of the camera.
Here’s a list of present day directors who took on the challenge of being an actor for their own films or others’:
He will be seen as a filmmaker who kidnaps the daughter of a filmstar in Vikramaditya Motwane’s upcoming film ‘AK vs AK’. He had also appeared as a cop in ‘Ghoomketu’ directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra. Before this, he had acted as a corrupt police officer, ACP Rane, in ‘Akira’, directed by AR Murugadoss. His role of gangster Bunty Bhaiya in ‘Shagird’, helmed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, also garnered him a lot of appreciation. Size of roles doesn’t seem to matter to him as in Zoya Akhtar’s directorial ‘Luck By Chance’, he played a writer for a brief moment.
As far as acting goes, he is best known for playing politician Ramadhir Singh in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’. He also featured in the much-publicised film ‘Zero’, directed by Aanand L. Rai, as Shah Rukh Khan’s father. Another memorable role was essaying lawyer Maqbool Memon in ‘Shahid’, directed by Hansal Mehta. He also appeared in Honey Trehan’s ‘Raat Akeli Hai’ as SSP Lalji Shukla.
Before his directorial debut with the romantic comedy-drama ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in 1998, Karan did a cameo as Shah Rukh Khan’s friend in the 1995 blockbuster ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Years later, he played a prominent role as a wealthy businessman in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’. He also made special appearances in Bollywood songs ‘Chandigarh mein’ and ‘Aankh maarey’.
With Priyanka Chopra in the lead role, Jha cast himself in a pivotal role of his directorial ‘Jai Gangaajal’, as DSP Bhola Nath Singh. Last year, he went on to act in ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar and directed by Tushar Hiranandani. Jha featured as village sarpanch Rattan Singh Tomar in the film.
He is one of the first Bollywood directors who started the trend of directors doing cameos in their films. Be it ‘Hero’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Karma’, ‘Yaadein’, ‘Pardes’ or ‘Taal’, he always had a signature cameo shot — often as a passer-by in a song.
She followed the trend of directors having cameos in their films. End credits of her directorials like ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’ comically feature her. In Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’, she was briefly seen as a judge, and she had a full-fledged role opposite Boman Irani in the romantic-comedy ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’.
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AS ‘TADAP’ TEASER UNVEILED, SUNIEL ROOTS FOR HIS SON AHAN’S DEBUT
MUMBAI: Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty is all set to make his acting debut opposite Tara Sutaria in the film ‘Tadap’.
On Tuesday, the makers unveiled the teaser of the film. The teaser gives us a sneak peek into the world of Ishana and Ramisa, portrayed by Ahan and Tara respectively and establishes their characters well. While Ramisa is seen at the picturesque location of snow-clad mountains, Ishana, on the contrary, is spotted in a rugged macho avatar with his bike.
Sharing the teaser of his son, Suniel took to Instagram and wrote, “A glimpse of my heart for the world. A teaser of what I’ve loved. A humble tease of what is to come #Tadap – a little at a time. So excited for my son @ahan.shetty & his teaser of #Tadap. Give him as much love as you gave me.”
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Milan Luthria, ‘Tadap’ will be out in cinemas on 3 December.
EMRAAN OPENS UP ABOUT PARALLEL LOVE STORY WITH HORROR GENRE
MUMBAI: Ahead of the release of his horror film ‘Dybbuk’, Emraan Hashmi opened up about his connection with the particular genre. “I feel I have a parallel love story with this genre. I personally like horror films and hence starring in ‘Raaz 2’ and ‘Ek thi Dayaan’ was like a dream come true for me. A wave of horror films will always be there in the industry and Horror should be consumed like this (‘Dybbuk’),” he said. Emraan also urged filmmakers and actors to come forward to create more horror films in the industry.
“I feel yet in our country and industry, this genre hasn’t been completely explored yet. Not many films are made. I really wish more and more stars come forward to do horror films. Also because I know the success ratio of this genre is a lot more,” he added.
Talking about ‘Dybbuk’, the film also stars Nikita Dutta and Manav Kaul in prominent roles and is all set to release on 29 October on Amazon Prime Video.
‘JONAS BROTHERS FAMILY ROAST’ TO STREAM ON NETFLIX
WASHINGTON: Streaming giant Netflix is all set to come up with a comedy special ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’, which features none other than musicians brothers Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, and Joe Jonas.
Touted as a celebration of “the universal truth that no one can get under your skin quite like your own family”, ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ will include sketches, songs, games and special guests all meant to tease the brothers about their lives and careers, reported Variety. Pete Davidson, Niall Horan, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, John Legend, Lilly Singh, and Jack Whitehall will make special appearances in the special. Also, Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson will host the show.
On Tuesday, Nick took to Instagram and shared a teaser video to announce the launch of the show. “Someone teach @joejonas how this works… The Jonas Brothers Family Roast will be available on @netflix,” he captioned the clip.
‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast’ is scheduled to release on 23 November 23.
WITNESS COP SALMAN AGAINST GANGSTER AAYUSH IN ‘ANTIM’ TRAILER
MUMBAI : The makers of the Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma-starrer film ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ unveiled the action-packed trailer of the film on Monday.
The film also marks the debut of Mahima Makwana. The trailer comes loaded with pumping action, highoctane background music, and much more. The nearly three-minute-long trailer opens with Salman Khan, who plays the role of a cop, in his first-ever Sardar persona.
The trailer also gives the audience a good peek into the transformation of Aayush’s character, the nemesis of Salman in the movie. Aayush plays the role of an aggressive, dreaded and territorial gangster. Both Salman and Aayush had to undergo significant physical transformation to play their characters in the film, and the trailer shows precisely that. Laden with thrilling action, in the trailer, Salman Khan comes out as a ruthless, no-bars-held cop who will stop at nothing to rout out crime.
‘Antim: The Final Truth’ is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, produced by Salma Khan and is presented by Salman Khan Films. The film will be globally released in theatres by Zee Studios on 26 November.
SHARVARI’S PRIYANKA CHOPRA MOMENT
Gorgeous debutant Sharvari, who will be seen in the family entertainer ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ playing the role of the new Babli, is over the moon about her Priyanka Chopra moment on the sets of the film. When Sharvari donned a metallic gold bikini and dazzled the crew with her sass and curves on the Abu Dhabi beach, she reminded us of Priyanka’s stunning onepiece bikini sequence in ‘Dostana’ that had stopped the heartbeat of the audience. Sharvari says, “I was the happiest person on set the day I shot this scene. Growing up, the image of Priyanka Chopra walking out of the sea in her golden bikini in ‘Dostana’ was etched in my mind. She is the queen of sass and cool, she looked drop-dead gorgeous.”
She adds, “Ever since I decided to become an actor, I have secretly wished for a sequence like that to be in. And it’s a really sweet coincidence that ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ script had a sequence of me coming out of the sea in a stunning bikini. I just couldn’t believe it!”
Sharvari exclaims, “So, on the day of the shoot, I was thrilled and confident to pull this off. I was in good shape and had the best crew to shoot this. I was seeing my wish come true. I hope I have pulled off the scene well because someone like Priyanka Chopra had absolutely nailed it and set benchmarks of how to do a great bikini sequence with so much oomph.”
ARSHAD TO BE SEEN IN TURBANED LOOK IN NEW FILM ‘BANDA SINGH’
MUMBAI: Arshad Warsi will be seen donning a turban in his new film ‘Banda Singh’.
On Monday, Arshad took to Twitter and shared the first official poster of the movie. In the image, he can be seen sporting a turbaned look as he poses with actor Meher Vij. “Really excited to become #BandaSingh for you all. All we need is your blessings,” Arshad captioned the poster.
As per a statement, ‘Banda Singh’ is a survival story of a man and his family, set in North India and based on true events. It is helmed by Abhishek Saxena.
Abhishek said, “I have been looking for a script like this to direct since a long time as my earlier two films Phullu and Saroj Ka Rishta were on social issues but Banda Singh is about survival. I am quite thrilled to go on floors and roll the film with Arshad, Meher and rest of the cast.” ‘Banda Singh’ will go on floors in mid-November.
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