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Fangirl moment

Actress Wamiqa Gabbi, who will next be seen in the Indian adaptation of the international anthology series Modern Love, says she binged-watched the entire show in one go when it first came out and has been a fan of the series ever since and that she never thought she would get to be a part of it. Wamiqa’s story is being directed by maestro filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj. She said: “I could have never imagined that I will get the opportunity of being a part of the Indian adaptation of one of my favourite ..

Driven by passion

Actress Raashii Khanna is busy shuttling between Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai for her projects in three different languages. However, the actress says she has no complaints. Raashii Khanna who has been shooting for filmmakers Raj and DK’s series alongside Shahid Kapoor, has now started the shoot of her series Rudra alongside actor Ajay Devgn. The actress is scheduled to fly to Chennai to start shooting for her recently announced untitled Tamil film alongside Dhanush. Not stopping at this, Raashii ..

AT EASE WITH UNCERTAINTY

A CTRESS Pooja Hegde currently has projects announced and rolling in theTamil, Telugu and Hindi film industries. The actress says that being part of big budget films and high expectations from fans make her nervous. However, her reasons to feel jittery change with every industry. In Bollywood, Pooja will be seen alongside superstar Salman Khan in Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali and with Ranveer Singh in Cirkus. In Tollywood, she has Radhe Shyam alongside Prabhas and in Tamil, the actress will be seen with ..

Elli, the cupid

Evelyn Sharma met the love of her life Tushaan Bhindi on a blind date set up by their common friend Elli AvrRam. Evelyn and Tushaan in fact lived just a street apart in Bandra for several years, but never really got to know each other. In late 2018 Tushaan completed his work assignments in Mumbai and was ready to relocate in Australia. That was when Elli insisted he go on a blind date with her best friend Evelyn, before he left India...

Revelling in reception

It has been only days since the second season of The Family Man started streaming on Amazon Prime Video and series lead Manoj Bajpayee says fans have already started “demanding” the third chapter. Created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the new season of the espionage action thriller series released after a lot of wait amid the controversy around Amazon’s shows Tandav and Mirzapur. While season two finale of The Family Man drops more than a hint about the potential renewal, Bajpayee, who plays Srikant ..

Story of survivors

Amidst trying times, perhaps the only thing that keeps one going is looking up to brave heroes from around the world and gaining strength from their stories of resilience and courage. discovery+, is all set to premier Bhuj: The Day India Shook uncovering one of the most damaging earthquakes that hit India, back in 2001. This documentary emphasises on a story of bravery, heroism, miracle rescuers, misfortune, tragedy, and hope. The incident is uncovered through exceptional storytelling skills of veteran ..

Tough Task

Actress Raashii Khanna, who recently returned from Milan, Italy, after shooting for her upcoming film Thank You, reveals that shooting in a foreign location, while people back home in India struggled with Covid, upset her. The actress says shooting in Italy was safe because people in the country very responsibly observed protocol. “We were in the middle of the pandemic and I was at first scared to go there (Italy). Once there, I realised people in Italy were very responsible with wearing masks even ..

Popular point

Actress Ileana D’Cruz has had a great run down South and has also been doing her share of Bollywood films. She says everything comes down to people and, as an artiste, one just wants the audience to like watching you. Popularity, she explains, is the one thing that balances the fact that the film industry can actually be a very cruel place to survive. “It (the film industry) is brutal, of course, but it comes down to people. If they (people) like you that is all you need. You just want people to ..

In awe of appreciation

Rakul Preet Singh is a self-made star. In over just seven years since her Bollywood debut, in the 2014 film Yaariyan, she has negotiated well the uphill task of dealing with the outsider tag, and is today one of the busiest actresses in the Hindi film industry. The actress attributes her success to her ability to not be cowed down, or be scared of losing stardom. “Ultimately it boils down to when people start appreciating your work. That is all what you work for. That one smile that you bring on someone’s ..

In pursuit of challenges

Films are not only the most potent but also the most popular medium of looking at the world. With the lens capturing the essence of life, translating it in images so that it becomes universally accessible, films truly are a reflection of life and its lessons. Till not so long, we flocked to the theatres for the magical experience of living the characters on the big screen. With the pandemic shutting everything down, it were the OTT platforms that came to the rescue of those seeking entertainment. ..

OPPORTUNITY

Working on a film is a time-consuming process and that is why actor Disha Patani believes one has to really be excited about the projects they take up. The “fun” element in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, along with director Prabhudheva and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, made Patani say yes to the action film, that is streaming on multiple platforms, including OTT and DTH services, from Thursday. The 28-year-old actor plays Diya, an independent woman and the sister of Abhyankar (Jackie Shroff), senior ..

HAPPY HOST

TELLY star Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya has been part of daily soaps and reality shows for over a decade. She has now given hosting a crime show a shot, and says the experience should be refreshing. Divyanka currently hosts Crime Patrol Satark: Women Against Crime. “I was looking for a show like this. But then Covid and lockdown happened. I was in a happy space during that time because I wanted that much needed break...