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February 17, 2019

Ranbir Kapoor: I Learnt a lot working with Deepika

Actor Ranbir Kapoor says that seeing co-star Deepika Padukone’s growth as an actor was heart-warming and inspiring for him, and he learnt a lot while working with her.

“I learnt a lot working with Deepika. We did our second film together, Bachna Ae Haseeno and then we did Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani which was a big hit. To see her grow as an actor and to this extent, was really heart-warming, encouraging and really inspiring for me,” he said after launching, with her, the trailer of Imtiaz Ali’s much-anticipated romantic film, Tamasha.

“For me, Tamasha is very special, to come with this team together. And I really hope that the people give the film a chance in the theatres and they enjoy the film. It’s the second film with Imtiaz and second film with Sajid Nadiadwala, my third film with Deepika and my eleventh film with Siddharth Roy Kapur (UTV Motion Pictures). So I’m really excited to work with this team,” he said.

About the director of the film, Ranbir credits Imtiaz’s Rockstar as an important milestone in his career. “Rockstar taught me and gave me a lot of success, awards and learning.”

About the tagline, “Why always the same story?”, Imtiaz said: “Sometimes the same kind of events occur in life and then we blame our circumstances for it and say that this is how life is. You never become who you are really as an individual.

Tamasha produced by Sajid Nadiadwala is slated to release on November 27.


Faisal Khan goes mental

After a 12-year hiatus, Faisal Khan, Aamir Khan’s younger brother, has signed two films. Here are excerpts from a chat with the light-eyed Khan on why he went missing in the decade gone by, why he is okay with being called mental and what he did in the interim.


How come you went missing from the movies for over a decade?

I was waiting for something concrete to speak about. I have just completed a film titled Chinar-Daastan-e-Ishq, which is produced by Rajesh R Jain under the banner of Shagun Films. Directed by Sharique Minhaj, it’s a relationship-based film. Though it is set in Kashmir, there is no terrorism in the backdrop. The characters are grey and it shows the romance in Kashmir from the 70s and 80s. The film is based on a Kashmiri novel titled Jheel Jalti Hai by Farooq Ahmad Renzu. The film’s story is very good and it excited me enough to want to do it. The movie is likely to release on October 16. Most of the territories of the film are sold, but negotiations are on with distributors for a couple of key territories.


You were a script doctor at Aamir Khan Productions for the last few years. Why did you shy away from facing the camera?

I need to rewind to the start of my acting career in the 90s. I debuted as a leading man in Madhosh, but the movie flopped. When I saw it, I realised I was a bad actor and I had to learn my craft. That is why I did nine years of theatre with Makarand Deshpande and other directors. The theatre experience helped me tremendously. When I did Mela with Aamir in 2000, I was much better. I could perform with other seasoned actors. People saw me as a decent actor. However, since Madhosh and Mela flopped, things went bad for me. I did a couple of films even after this. Though they did average business, they were not talked about. Later, some of my films didn’t even find a release and I stopped getting offers. So I did some work on television. Then I started reading scripts with Aamir. Around this time, we also went through a family problem.


Why Mental Khan?

This news about me being mental was the most interesting part of my life. People will not let me forget it. Even today, they are wondering whether I am normal or mental. Sharique is directing Mental Khan (tentative title), which is being produced by MNS Films. It should roll early next year. I play the main lead. It’s a challenging role for most, but not for me because I am already slightly mental. All creative people should be crazy. Otherwise they will not be able to put the punch in their performance.


Salman Khan warns about fake Facebook page

Salman Khan has warned his fans about a fake Facebook account operating in his name, which claims that the superstar is casting for his new project.

The 49-year-old actor took to twitter to dismiss the false social media account. “A fake Facebook page claims that I am casting for a film. Beware of fakes and rumors. Neither me nor my managers are casting for any project,” Salman posted.


Aayush Sharma and Arpita Khan expecting their first child

Salman Khan’s little sister Arpita Khan Sharma is pregnant with her first child.

A source close to the family confirmed the news to us and added, “It’s true. She is due early next year. It’s a happy moment for both the families and they are looking forward to welcome the little one.” When contacted, Salim Khan confirmed the news. Arpita and Aayush got married on November 18 last year in a lavish ceremony.



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