Randeep Hooda to turn writer with a film on Bhiwani
The suave actor Randeep Hooda, who was last seen in the Salman Khan flick Kick, is now all gearing up for the release of his next film Rang Rasiya (which had been lying in the cans for long).
Besides acting, it now seems that the writing bug has bitten the Hooda boy and which is why he is now all set to write a film. Reports state that the film he is writing will be revolving around boxing and will be based on Bhiwani district (Haryana). If the buzz is to be believed, then, the film might just be titled as Bhiwani and will be directed by Ashwini Chaudhary (who had earlier directed Jodi Breakers). Whether Randeep Hooda will act in the film is something that only time will tell.
Watch this space for developments.
Ayushmann Khurrana to form his rock band
The multi-talented Ayushmann Khurrana, was recently in the news for the release of his new single 'Mitti Di Khushboo'. While on one hand, he is gearing up for his next single, on the other hand, he has formed his very own rock band called 'Ayushmann After School'.
The said band, which he has formed with a bunch of his school friends and other musicians, will be focussing on Punjabi rock music. Speaking about the same, Ayushmann said that his band 'Ayushmann After School', which is presently consisting of six musicians (including him), is scouting for more musicians as the band will have a proper mix of Punjabi songs and North Eastern music. In addition to this, the band will also recreate old songs. He added that he will be making a formal announcement about the band soon.
Watch this space for more developments.
Fawad Khan awaits visa clearance to return to India
After Khoobsurat Fawad Khan is all set to further explore Bollywood. He now awaits a visa clearance.
Says Pakistan's favourite poster-boy, "I am all set to return to Mumbai. But the visa is yet to be granted. As you know, nowadays things are even more tense between the two countries than before. However, there is no real problem as such. Bass, ab kuch hi dinon mein visa mil jayegi. I should be there sometime in November."
Fawad Khan returns to Mumbai to the rumours that he'll be seen opposite Sonam Kapoor (again!) in a screen adaptation of the book The Battle For Bittora, to be produced (again!) by Rhea Kapoor.
For an actor who has repeatedly claimed he doesn't like to repeat himself that deja-vu set-up sounds a bit iffy, more so since Fawad plays royalty in both Khubsoorat and Bittora.
Reasons Fawad, "That may be so. But just the royal blood doesn't make the characters identical. Besides Anilji, Rhea, Sonam and I have only talked about The Battle For Bittora. Nothing has been finalized. Until I sign on the dotted line nothing is for sure. In Bollywood there's many a slip between the cup and the lip."
Currently the ladies of Hindustan are collectively swooning over Fawad Khan in the soap Humsafar. "That was done nearly five years ago. I looked different and felt differently. Maybe if I were to do it now it would be an entirely different interpretation. Would you believe, I almost didn't do Humsafar! The serial's makers were persistent. But I wasn't convinced for a long time. Finally I am glad I did that serial. I feel Humsafar worked because of its progressive take on the man-woman relationship. There are a whole lot shades, some of them dark and grey, to my character. For me it's very important to constantly explore my personality through my characters."
Fawad insists he works selectively. Because that is the only way he knows how to work. "I know many actors in India and Pakistan who can work in many films simultaneously, move from one set to another and still do justice to their roles. I can't! I have to work on only one project at a time."
He now looks forward to his next project. "It has to be something that takes me on a higher ground than Khoobsurat. I was very moved by the response to the film and me in both India and Pakistan. Here in Pakistan the film was accepted wholeheartedly. What gladdened me the most was that people here in Pakistan said I conducted myself with dignity in Khoobsurat. For me maintaining my dignity is more important than anything else."
About the ladies in India and Pakistan drooling over him Fawad Khan says, "I am truly grateful for their warm attention. But I feel there are so many better actors and better-looking men out there. I am not being overly humble when I say I'm just an average guy trying to do my work sincerely."
Sonu Sood builds his dream home in his home town
Sood Sood is currently in the process of putting finishing touches to his family home in Moga.
Says Sonu, "We completely rebuilt our old home, so much so that no one can recognize it any more. Every brick, every piece of furniture has been replaced."
The re-construction of Sonu Sood's ancestral home began 7 years ago. But then his mother passed away.
"After her death, my father and I lost interest in re-building the home. This year we decided to renew the reconstruction," reveals Sonu.
50 interior designers and other experts were taken from Mumbai to Moga for the dream house to be constructed.
"My home in Moga has turned into something really special," says the house-proud actor.
Locals in Moga travel to Sonu's home just to see what he has built.
"It is my proudest achievement to date," says Sonu.
Sonu Sood's father who stays in their home-town Moga in Punjab was delighted when he couldn't get tickets for his son's film Happy New Year on Friday afternoon.
Says the emotional son, "My father was delighted that he couldn't get tickets. I asked him what he was so happy about if he couldn't see my film. He replied, 'Woh toh main dekh hi lunga. Bhagwan kare ek hafte tickets na miley."
Ranveer Singh tames horse during Kill Dils song shoot
Shooting with animals can be quite a painful task as it requires not just the training of the animals but also taming them as and when required. Many Bollywood films have featured animals till date.
One such recent film is Kill Dil, wherein the film's hero Ranveer Singh calmed a horse down named 'Toofan' during the shooting of the 'Happy Budday' song. During the song's shoot, there was a sequence where Parineeti Chopra and Ranveer Singh were supposed to be on a horse with around 600 junior artists. Also, firecrackers were used for effects. Ranveer had to sit on the horse and Parineeti had to sit on his lap for the shot. In fact Parineeti was very nervous as she had never sat on a horse before this. And her worst nightmare came true when the horse started misbehaving and ran off with both the stars sitting on it. It took a Ranveer Singh's presence of mind and skill to clam the horse down. Thanks to Ranveer's presence of mind, a serious mishap was averted.
Talking about the film, there was also news that Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Ali Zafar will be attending the 'Tattoo Conventions 2014' wherein 70 best tattoo artists from across the globe will be present. The trio will then select one best tattoo artist each who will then design a tattoo especially for each of the actors. These tattoos will be inspired by Kill Dil and the actors will be flaunting their tattoos throughout the promotions of the film.