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Actress Mouni Roy: I am a very proud TV actor

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She rose to fame with her stint on “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” and became a household name courtesy the supernatural show “Naagin”. Mouni Roy, who has lately been trying her luck in Bollywood, credits her stardom to the small screen and declares she is a very proud TV actor.

Mouni ventured into the world of acting playing Krishna Tulsi in “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” in 2007. She was later seen in shows like “Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev”, “Naagin”, “Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq”

Does she credit her shooting career to the small screen?

“Credit? I am a very proud TV actor. TV has made me who I am today. It has given me everything. I am forever indebted to Ekta (Kapoor). I am who I am because of Balaji and because of Ekta Kapoor. I worked in TV for nine long years and then I got these four amazing films, so I had to take this chance because if not now then when?” Mouni told IANS here.

It was in 2018 that the 34-year-old actress made her Bollywood debut opposite Akshay Kumar in the sports biopic “Gold”. She was then seen in “Romeo Akbar Walter” and will now be seen in “Made In China” opposite Rajkummar Rao.

“I am very happy and I have always been a content person. I am content with my present and I am very greedy about my future, which I think is a good place to be in, because as long as you are giving your 100 per cent in the present that’s all you can do in your life,” she said.

With a strong hold on the small screen and a blossoming career in films, how does she plan to juggle between the two mediums?

“I am right now not doing any television because it needs you to commit for a very long time. This is the first time this window has come into my life and I want to see what I get,” she said.

Mouni added that when she dived into the film industry, she didn’t come with any gameplan.

“I don’t think anybody can have a gameplan. Not just here, but in any industry. You can plan but you can never plan what can happen to you. I didn’t have a gameplan. I just want to do good work and I live in the present. I would give my 200 percent in what I am doing,” she said.

With three films already in her filmography, what else does Mouni aspire to do?

“I want to work in all genres, do all kind of roles. Like I said, I am a greedy actor and I hope I find opportunities, roles and great scripts to be a part of,” she said.

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Ekta Kapoor has her plate full with 24 projects lined up for 2022

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After a successful 2021 marked by a string of interesting projects and a Padma Shri win, Ekta Kapoor is all set to crank it up a notch in 2022 with more than 24 projects in the pipeline.

Some of the projects have been shot and are ready to release while some are still at the development stage.

Talking about the 2022 content calendar, Ekta says, “I am very excited to announce that my team and I are all set to release more than 24 projects in 2022. We have some amazing content ready to release across various platforms be it theatres, web shows or TV channels.”

Commenting about her production house’s tryst with experimentation, she adds, “We at Balaji have always believed in experimenting when it comes to providing entertainment to the audiences and with our upcoming projects we have tried to take the level a notch higher.”

ALTBalaji, which is the digital arm of Ekta’s production house will dole out projects like ‘#hashtagwarss’, ‘Verdict 2’, ‘Mentalhood S2’, ‘Apharan 2’, ‘Bois Locker Room’, ‘Class of 2021’, ‘Baarish 3’, ‘Band aid’, ‘Paurashpur Season 2’, ‘Bank Heist’, ‘A Cold Mess’ and ‘Farrey’.

In the TV space, shows like ‘Naagin 6’, ‘Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki 2’, ‘Kahan Hum Chale’, ‘Itna Karo na mujhe pyaar 2’ will be broadcast soon.

Coming to films, Balaji Motion Pictures’s slate looks packed with interesting projects like ‘Ek Villain Returns’, ‘Freddy’, ‘U turn’, Hansal Mehta’s untitled thriller, ‘Jersey’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘KTina’, ‘Shehzada’, ‘Shootout at Byculla’, ‘Dobaara’ and ‘LSD 2’.

Ekta is set to work with some of the biggest names in the industry like Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham, Neena Gupta, Disha Patani, Kareena Kapoor, Hansal Mehta and many more in the coming year.

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Kriti Sanon joins the cast of ‘Shehzada’ in Delhi

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Fresh from the success of ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’, Kriti Sanon has joined the starcast of ‘Shehzada’ in Delhi for the film’s second schedule.

The film is being helmed by Rohit Dhawan, who flagged off its Delhi schedule a few days back with Kartik Aaryan and Paresh Rawal.

After wrapping her work in London, Kriti Sanon joined the film crew this morning. The actress made an announcement with regards to this through her social media as she shared a boomerang of the clapboard in her Instagram story and wrote, “Shehzadi in the house.”

Talking about the development, producer Bhushan Kumar said, “We are glad to have Kriti Sanon on our Delhi set. The actress has an infectious energy. She will essay a never-before-seen character in the film. I am sure the audience will enjoy her performance on screen.”

Co-producer Aman Gill added, “Kriti Sanon is one of the most collaborative actresses. I am looking forward to working with her on our Delhi schedule. Till now, we have had a lot of fun shooting here, and I am sure the actress will add a punch of more excitement.”

Earlier, ‘Shehzada’ wrapped its 20-day first schedule in a palatial mansion set in the Film City, Mumbai. The team will now shoot some key sequences in Old Delhi, the filming for which is already underway around Jama Masjid.

In addition to Kriti Sanon, Kartik Aaryan and Paresh Rawal, ‘Shehzada’ also stars Manisha Koirala, Ronit Roy and Sachin Khedekar in key roles. The film produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Allu Arvind, S. Radha Krishna and Aman Gill, will feature music by Pritam, and will release in November, 2022.

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Padmini Kolhapure: It’s an honour to sing Lata Mangeshkar’s ‘Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara’

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 After her comeback with ‘Dil Bekaraar’, veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure has sung the new version of the iconic song ‘Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara’.

The label released an endearing image depicting the ideal mother-daughter bond from childhood to the day of the young girl’s marriage.

Speaking on the same, Padmini says, “The emotions that a mother goes through when her daughter gets married is not something that can be put in words. From happiness to sorrow to a feeling of emptiness, one feels so many things at one time. ‘Ye Galiyan Ye Chaubara’ is a rendition of all those feelings”.

The song which was originally sung by Lata Mangeshkar, is from Padmini’s highly acclaimed film ‘Prem Rog’ which was directed by Raj Kapoor.

Describing the experience of working on the iconic track, the actress says, “It was like an emotional roller coaster to sing the same song and I am so proud of the way it has shaped up. There is no bigger honour than being able to give voice to a song that was sung by Lata Ji. I am excited to see how the audiences react to the video as well.”

The re-created version of the song is presented by Saregama and Dhamaka Records and will hit the airwaves on December 6.

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