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Monica Chaudhary gains 20 kg for her role in ‘Salt City’

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 Actress Monica Chaudhary talks about gaining 20 kilos for her role in the web series ‘Salt City’, which also stars Piyush Mishra, Gauahar Khan, Divyendu Sharma, and Eisha Chopra, among others.

She talks about her role as Ela Bajpai and says: “It was one of the toughest decisions I have made in my entire life. The first and foremost requirement for me to play Ela was to put on 20 Kilos more weight.”

“Ela is stereotyped and fat-shamed throughout the series. There are scenes where she is running on the treadmill just to lose those extra pounds for her wedding so that she can look like the conventional pretty bride. In the series, we show how society’s harsh judgement affects and traumatises her,” adds the actress who was seen in ‘Apharan’, ‘Dark 7 White’ and ‘Rudrakaal’.

She continues: “For me at this stage of my career, putting on 20 kilos meant losing out on a lot of other work that was coming my way. But I decided to go ahead regardless as I fell in love with Ela’s character. Director Rishabh told me they will show different stages in her weight gain and weight loss journey and I’d have to prepare for the same.”

“I realised that it isn’t easy because it impacts your health negatively and you become lethargic. Now I’m back to being my normal fit self but have got stretch marks for life.”

Sharing about what prompted her to take the role, she reveals: “It was the ensemble cast as I have grown up watching movies of Piyush sir. When I met him, I told him how much I’d learnt from watching his performances.”

“Working with him was one item checked off my bucket list. And then there was Divyenndu whom I absolutely loved as Liquid in ‘Pyaar ka Punchnama’ and Munna Bhaiya in ‘Mirzapur’. I have always been a fan of Gauahar as well. When I met the director Rishabh, his narration of the series intrigued me and I wanted to explore this genre of family drama. So I said yes.”

Talking about her work experience with the entire cast, she says: “Working with an ensemble always gives you a lot to learn because every actor works using their own noteworthy style and method. And I’m that curious student who is looking to learn from everyone. I have been extremely fortunate that I have acted alongside some brilliant performers.”

“They have all been so helpful as well. I remember once I was in my own zone and wasn’t aware if my look was right for the scene. Guahar made sure of that, she fixed my hair. She is such an amazing and humble actor to work with. Also Divyenndu has helped me in every scene to bring out a fine performance. With Piyush sir, I used to ask him a lot of questions about his approach. So it’s always a learning experience,” she concludes.

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Stree 3 CONFIRMED! Dinesh Vijan Says ‘Script Is Already Written’, Announces Another Horror-Comedy Dhaama

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Stree 3 CONFIRMED! Dinesh Vijan Says 'Script Is Already Written', Announces Another Horror-Comedy Dhaama

The makers have released the trailer of Stree 2 on Thursday, July 18. The film stars Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Abhishek Banerjee and Pankaj Tripathi in pivotal roles. During the trailer launch of Stree 2, producer Dinesh Vijan confirmed the Part 3 of the film, and their another horror-comedy film titled Dhaama.

Maddock’s Supernatural Universe began with Stree in 2018. It starred Rajkummar and Shraddha in the lead roles. After its success, the makers came up with the horror-comedy Stree 2 and are now all set for Stree 3. Dinesh said, “The script of Stree 3 is already written and we’ll soon start shooting the film. We also have a film called ‘Dhaama’ in the horror-comedy universe.”

The makers have now raised the excitement among fans with Stree 3.

Stree 3 promises to bring out the eerie folklore while maintaining the comedic elements that made the first and second films a hit. However, the script is been locked, and the cast is yet to be announced.

The announcement will surely create a buzz on social media, with fans eagerly speculating about the plot and potential surprises. Talking about Stree 2, it is directed by Amar Kaushik, and produced by Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films.

The film is all set to release in theaters on on Independence Day, August 15. It will be facing a clash with Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Khel Khel Mein, which stars Vaani Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles.

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Ulajh Trailer: Janhvi Kapoor Impresses As IFS Officer, Fights Being Called A Nepo Kid & ‘Desh Drohi’

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Ulajh Trailer: Janhvi Kapoor Impresses As IFS Officer, Fights Being Called A Nepo Kid & 'Desh Drohi'

The much-anticipated trailer of Janhvi Kapoor’s upcoming film Uljah has been unveiled today, July 16. It also stars Gulshan Devaiah, Roshan Mathew, Rajesh Tailang, and Meiyang Chang in pivotal roles.

Sharing the trailer, Janhvi wrote, “Everyone has a story. Every story has secrets. Every secret is a trap. Iss #Ulajh ko suljhana is not going to be easy. #UlajhTrailer out now.”

The trailer shows the journey of Janhvi as Suhana Bhatia, the youngest Deputy High Commissioner of the country, gets accused of being a ‘nepo’ kid. She gets embroiled in a dangerous personal conspiracy while far from her home turf, at a career-defining post at the London embassy.

Talking about Ulajh, Janhvi said, “This film is particularly special to me as I portray a very challenging role of a diplomat for the first time. It has been a humbling and fascinating experience. Working with Sudhanshu Saria has been incredibly enriching; he made me push my own boundaries. Suhana’s character is strong and multi-dimensional, and I found a personal connection to some shades of the character that enabled me to deliver an authentic performance.”

Director Sudhanshu Saria added, “Ulajh is ultimately about the conundrum of choices,choices and setting it in the high stakes world of international diplomacy made it that much more exciting. Directing this spectacular cast, led by Janhvi, Gulshan, and Roshan has been a privilege and they have all brought remarkable depth to their characters and elevated the narrative. I can’t wait to see audiences go on this thrill-ride loaded with twists and turns.”

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‘Shock Laga Ki Itna Logon Ko Interest Hai’: Vijay Varma On How His Relation With Girlfriend Tamannaah Overshadow His Film Release

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'Shock Laga Ki Itna Logon Ko Interest Hai': Vijay Varma On How His Relation With Girlfriend Tamannaah Overshadow His Film Release

B-Town’s much-loved couple Vijay Varma and Tamannaah Bhatia are are always spotted supporting each other at press screenings, parties and events.

Vijay and Tamannaah are head over heels in love and their love story says it all. Recently, Vijay spoke about his relationship with Tamannaah Bhatia. The Mirzapur star said that fans are often excited to know about his love life updates. The Jaane Jaan actor finds it surprising that his relationship grabbed the attention and overshadowed his film release at times.

Here’s What He Has To Say


Vijay feels it’s new for him, but he has loved being in the spotlight, speaking to Mashabale India he said, Shock laga ki itna logon ko interest hai is mein but I got used to it now. Pehle aisa laga ki meri film release se badi news hai so that was a big revealing of how people see things. (I used to be shocked by how much interest there was in our relationship. Initially, I felt that it was bigger news than my film being released).” He expressed that he has a ‘strong and lovely’ relationship with Tamannah and both of them love public attention.


He also shared a story of how their path collided and he found the love of his life. He lauded Tamannaah’s fluency in Telugu and Tamil languages. “Ek hi, time par hum log cross hue ek doosre se (We crossed our paths at the same time). So mujhe bahot interesting lagta hai hum dono ka (I find our relationship quite interesting),” he stated.

Vijay And Tamannaah’s Love Story

The couple met on the sets of Lust Stories 2 and their love story took off from there. Vijay had shared in the past that he had invited Tamannaah to show’s wrap-up party, which was attended by only four individuals.

Upcoming Work


On the work front, Vijay is riding high on the success of his latest release Mirzapur 2. He will be next in Suriya 43, and Ul Jalool Ishq. On the other hand, Tamannaah will be next in Vedaa with John Abraham, Sharvari, and Abhishek Banerjee, and Odela 2 with Hebah Patel, and Vasishta N. Simha. She will also have a special appearance in a song for Stree 2.

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