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Arjun Kapoor: I don’t have a dream role

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Actor Arjun Kapoor doesn’t have a dream role because he feels the perception towards roles evolves with time and age.

“I don’t really have a dream role as such because it evolves with age, with time it keeps changing, the way you look at things, the way you look at roles, the way you look at life, everything evolves. It is unfair to say one dream role but definitely there are thoughts in my mind about certain genres and certain spaces that excite me, but not any particular role,” Arjun told IANS.

With the nation under the grip of a second wave of Covid-19 and lockdown almost everywhere, what has been keeping the actor busy at home?

“The lockdown has happened for a second time. I was in the middle of a shoot in April-end when we returned from Goa. It’s been almost two months. It’s never easy to be at home suddenly but I try to use my time by sleeping, working out, catching up on movies and shows, whatever you can manage to do at home. Taking it easy for a few days,” he replied.

On the work front, Arjun features on the cooking show “Star Vs Food”. However, the actor, who loves to eat, doesn’t seem too fond of cooking!

“It was an amazing experience to be able to go out and cook something special for my family, cook something that I have grown up having. At the same time, you can spend time in the kitchen where you kind of learn what you like doing and what you don’t like doing. I definitely don’t like cooking to this degree but the experience made it memorable,” Arjun said.

He added: “I have never had an interest in cooking per se but during Ki and Ka, Mr Balki (the film’s director) made me go into a kitchen and learn with a chef. I managed to cultivate a basic understanding of what it means to be in the kitchen. As a kid I never had so much of love for cooking, it was always more for food,” the actor replied.

“Of course, I admire all the television shows that show people cooking because there is something very poetic and artistic about it. I don’t consider it any less of an art to be able to serve great food and make people happy. The smell of food can invigorate positive emotions,” he added.

What is it that Arjun cooks the best? “Eggs. I think that’s the most basic thing I can cook. I have learnt pasta and scrambled eggs,” revealed the actor.

Any dish from his mother’s kitchen that was his favourite? “My mom was never a cook, my dadi is a cook. Her recipes are secrets which we only get to eat,” he concluded with a smile.

“Star Vs Food ” airs on Discovery+ channel.

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Tara Singh Returns: Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel start filming ‘Gadar 2’

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Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel from ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ have reunited for the film’s sequel, 20 years after the blockebuster.

The two will be reprising their roles in the film which has flagged off its shooting schedule. The pictures from the film’s ‘muhurat’ have gone viral.

Ameesha took to her Instagram to share an image from the film’s set, she captioned the picture, “Gadar 2. Muhurat shot. The General was kind enough to grace the occasion (sic).”

In the image, Sunny can be seen sporting a turban and red kurta, while Ameesha has donned an orange Patiala suit. Pictures from the ‘muhurat’ shot show that the styling is in line with where the first film ended. It’ll be interesting to see how the story progresses.

Sunny Deol too shared an image on his Instagram, he wrote, “We started filming of Gadar 2. Will post Tara Singh soon (sic).”

Earlier, Sunny had shared the film’s motion poster as he captioned it, “After two decades the wait is finally over! On the auspicious day of Dusshera, presenting to you the motion poster of Gadar 2. The Katha Continues…”

Anil Sharma is directing the sequel under the Zee Studios production. The film is scheduled for a 2022 release.

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Dakota Johnson says ‘no one acts normally because of Covid-19’

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Actress Dakota Johnson says her professional life has been transformed by the ongoing health crisis.

Johnson, who is best known for starring in the ‘Fifty Shades’ film franchise, said: “The thing is, people are not behaving normally. If you go to a party, you f****** rage.”

Johnson currently has a number of projects in the works, including her directorial film debut.

The movie will take place on a mythical island, but the actress won’t give away too many other details for the time being, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

She told Town and Country magazine: “We talked about someone else directing, but then I was dreaming about it, having ideas all the time. It’s in my bones, this story. I’m like, ‘Is this too soon?’ But it’s happening. I’m gonna do it.”

Johnson previously co-directed Coldplay’s ‘Cry Cry Cry’ music video, which featured her boyfriend Chris Martin.

Her dad, Don Johnson, recently said he would be “happy” if his daughter married the music star.

Don said: “I don’t think much further than about the next seven or eight seconds. But listen, if she’s happy, I will be happy, and he’s a lovely guy. And if she decides to get married, I would imagine that there would be grandchildren not too far out for that. I’d be pretty excited about that part.”

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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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