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Doing ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ wasn’t a tough decision for Pankaj Tripathi

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 Pankaj Tripathi is set to charm the audience once again with con-heist entertainer ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’. He will be seen playing the role of ‘Jatayu Singh’, a cunning cop who hatches a plan to pit the two pairs of con-artistes against each other.

For Pankaj, choosing to do ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ was a very easy decision to make given the script was heavily loaded with humour and entertainment.

Commenting on how he became a part of the project, the actor revealed, “I’m actually always looking for interesting characters to play on screen and when YRF approached me with ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, it was something I was looking for in a film”.

“I wanted to do a good comedy, a light-hearted script that will entertain audiences across every age group of our country. ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ is that script. Coming out of the pandemic, people want to be entertained to the fullest when they go to a theatre and ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ will deliver on this promise in a big way”, he added.

Shedding light on his character, Pankaj said, “It’s a hilarious script and my character of Jatayu Singh popped out as a super intelligent yet shrewd cop who pits the two sets of con-artistes against each other. It was a no-brainer for me to do this film and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

YRF’s family entertainer ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, is the sequel to the highly successful 2005 film ‘Bunty Aur Babli’. The film directed by Varun V. Sharma is set to release worldwide on November 19.

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Bombay HC extends relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in case filed by Sherlyn Chopra

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The Bombay High Court on Tuesday extended relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in a case registered against her by another model. 

Justice MS Karnik extended order of no coercive action Ms Sawant till February 1 as the complaint sought to file an intervention application. 

A model and actor had filed an FIR against Ms Sawant alleging that the latter circulated her obscene videos to the media and made derogatory statements against her. 

Amboli police had booked Ms Sawant and her lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt on November 8, 2022, under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 509 (insulting modesty of woman by act, word or gesture) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 (transmission of obscene content in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.

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ABHM activists booked for ‘Pathaan’ protest

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A case has been registered against activists of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) who protested at a cinema hall in Agra against screening of the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Pathaan’.

SHO, Rakabganj, Pradeep Kumar said that the incident occurred within the limits of Rakabganj police station of Agra where a case was registered against five or six unidentified people.

Meanwhile, a Home Department spokesperson said that the state police has been directed to maintain vigil on outfits that have given a boycott call or plan to oppose the release of the movie on Wednesday.

The police have been also directed to take action against anti-social elements as well as maintain law and order.

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Esha Gaur makes B’wood singing debut with ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’

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Singer Esha Gaur, who has sung title tracks for TV shows, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatts ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’, which stars Avika Gor in the lead role.

Sharing this information, Esha acknowledged that it was her mother who discovered her singing talent when she was very young, and credits her for the way her career has shaped up.

“My biggest work achievement till date is ‘1920’,” Esha noted.

“I am from a doctor’s family; my father, brother and grandfather are doctors,” Esha said, adding: “My mother had an inclination towards singing and she figured out the singer in me when I was four-year-old, and because of her my musical journey came out so well. I have done Master’s in music.”

Esha is well-known for singing the title tracks of TV shows such as ‘Ek Aastha Aisi Bhi’ as well as ‘Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega’ in ‘Lakeerien’ and ‘Rangrezz’ in ‘Apna Time Bhi Aayega’.

Talking about her first break, she said: “I performed in the Sangam Kala group in 1994, where I won the first prize. Kalyanji-Anandji called me after looking at my performance and that was the biggest achievement in my singing career.”

Asked who her favourite singer is, she shared: “Asha Bhosle, as she is so versatile which is what I like the most. Also, I think everybody should choose to be low profile as it’s the best thing you could give yourself.”

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