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Abhishek Banerjee: Was bored of getting only ‘quirky’ roles, OTT changed that



Actor Abhishek Banerjee

Actor Abhishek Banerjee says he owes it to OTT as a platform for helping him change his image in showbiz. He was only being offered comic roles, and OTT shows helped change that.

“There is a nice word that people use, it’s ‘quirky’. I was only getting aquirkya¿ roles. I was getting worried that why am I getting only quirky roles. I was bored of it. Thankfully ‘Paatal Lok’ changed that. It taught people that I can do a lot more than comedy,” he told IANS.

The actor says that he was able to prove her versatility because of OTT.

“What OTT did was it gave me the audience’s eyes. It gave me stature. But what I feel is that OTT gave me that position of a well-rounded actor. Before that, I was doing only comic roles and I was tired of the kind of roles that I was offered all the time.

“I was like, I am not here to do only comedy. I can do a lot of other characters and I am prepared. All my training is to prove my versatility to filmmakers and the audience,” he says.

Abhishek says that while he was sure that “Paatal Lok” will do well, but he had not anticipated it becoming this popular.

“I knew that I was part of something special while I was shooting for it. I just knew it. I used to always say that also. I knew that this was not like what I had done before. My film, ‘Stree’ was different as that was my first film and I was scared about what to do.

“In ‘Paatal Lok’, I had an understanding of what I was doing right or wrong. I was confident that it would do good but I didn’t know it would do so well. I didn’t understand the word ‘viral’ before it released,” he says.

He adds: “Before the trailer (launched), I was in a bad shape. I had finished my shoot and so many things were lined up, but suddenly everything stopped because of the lockdown. I realised that God had got me to the same position all over again.

“I used to complain a lot to the universe that why have you chosen me to be the victim.

“The minute the trailer hit the OTT channels, everything changed and I realised that it was a gift from the universe and I was totally in gratitude. It completely changed my life.”

Talking about his future plans, he says: “I want to pick up projects with moral values and responsibilities. I think it’s important for actors to do that. You need to have a voice that is important. I want to do projects which have something in the story.”


Watch Tiger 3 Teaser: Salman Khan Goes All Guns Blazing & He Has A Special Message For India




Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is finally back with the third film of his blockbuster ‘Tiger’ franchise. On Wednesday, the actor, at last, unveiled the teaser of his highly anticipated Tiger 3, and within minutes, it took the internet by storm. In the film, he will be seen returning as the menacing RAW agent Tiger once again after six long years.

Sharing the teaser of Tiger 3, Salman wrote, “Jab tak Tiger mara nahi, tab tak Tiger haara nahi. #TigerKaMessage. #Tiger3 arriving in cinemas this Diwali. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.”

Tiger’s special message for India

In the teaser, he can be heard saying that he has returned, and this time, he has a special message for India.

He then proceeds to state that he has been labelled as a traitor in his own country, and now, India herself will tell his son that his father was not a traitor, but in fact, a true patriot.

Tiger 3 will also mark the return of Katrina Kaif as Zoya, however, the actress was missing in the teaser. The video only had a blink and miss appearance of the actress, and that too, in a flashback scene which showed her still from the 2017 film, Tiger Zinda Hai.

Besides, Tiger 3 is all set to introduce a brand new villain in the YRF Spy Universe. Emraan Hashmi will be seen playing the main antagonist in the film, and fans are excited to witness the showdown between Salman and Emraan for the first time ever.

And if that wasn’t enough, then Tiger 3 will also have a special cameo by none other than Shah Rukh Khan himself, who will assume his Pathaan avatar and come to the rescue of Tiger.

The uber-successful Tiger franchise

Salman Khan’s ‘Tiger’ franchise has given him two of the most successful films of his career. The very first film of the franchise, Ek Tha Tiger, released in the year 2012, followed by Tiger Zinda Hai in 2017.

The YRF Spy Universe kicked off back in 2012 with Ek Tha Tiger followed by Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), War (2019), and Pathaan (2023). It was Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai’s humongous success that cemented Aditya Chopra’s belief that he could introduce two more larger-than-life spy agents, Kabir aka Hrithik Roshan in War and Pathaan aka Shah Rukh Khan in the YRF Spy Universe.

Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Tiger 3 is all set to hit the silver screens on Diwali this year.

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Mission Raniganj Trailer: Witness The Glimpse Of Most Thrilling Rescue Starring Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra




And the wait is finally over! The makers have unveiled the highly anticipated trailer of ‘Mission Raniganj’ and it has not only lived up to its promise and hype but has exceeded all expectations! Jaswant Singh Gill played a significant role in rescuing surviving miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Raniganj in November 1989 which was a successful rescue mission in Bharat against all odds.

Sharing the trailer, Akshay captioned it, “Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill ji, eh trailer twahdi yaad vich twahdi bahaduri nu samarpit hai. In your memory, saluting your courage. Rab rakha. #MissionRaniganjTrailer out now. #MissionRaniganj in cinemas on 6th October!”

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Birthday Boy Rahul Vaidya, Disha Parmar Make FIRST Public Appearance With Newborn Daughter In Mumbai




Playback singer and Bigg Boss 14 fame Rahul Vaidya and actress Disha Parmar welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on September 20, Wednesday. And on Saturday, the couple stepped out for the first time with their little one, and the day was even more special as it was Rahul’s birthday.

Rahul and Disha became proud parents to their baby girl on September 20, and soon after her birth, the new parents had taken to their social media handle to share the good news and pen a heartfelt note.

“We are blessed with a Baby GIRL! The mummy and baby both are healthy and doing perfectly well. And we are elated!” the joint statement read.

Rahul-Disha’s first appearance with newborn

On Saturday afternoon, Rahul and Disha were seen stepping out of the hospital, all set to go home with their newborn daughter.

The elated parents posed for the paparazzi with the baby girl nestled in the singer’s arms.

As the shutterbugs congratulated the new parents, Rahul said, “Goddess Lakshmi came to our house on Ganesh Chaturthi. Today, it’s my birthday and my baby and wife are coming home. This is the best birthday gift one can get in this world. Thank you God. Please bless our daughter.”

He was also seen thanking Disha for giving him the gift of his life.

Rahul-Disha’s love story

Rahul and Disha had been friends for quite a few years and it was during his stint on Bigg Boss 14 that the singer proposed the ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2’ actress on national television.

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