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Neena Gupta, Arjun Kapoor recall working together on ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’

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Actors Neena Gupta and Arjun Kapoor who played the lead roles in ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’ spoke about their working experience in the movie and also gave a detailed overview of their on-screen characters.

Neena reminisces playing the character of 90-year-old loud and outspoken grandmother. “Initially, I was skeptical to play a 90-year-old granny in ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’,” says Neena.

Talking about the reason behind saying yes for this project, she says: “The fine execution of work came with multiple challenges for us. At first, I was hesitant to play a 90-year-old and was skeptical about this, but once the director Kaashvie Nair narrated the script, I said yes within a second as the script is so special and will always have a special place in my heart.”

The movie is all about the raw emotions and feelings of the people who had lost their loved ones or their homes during the country’s partition. It revolves around the relationship of grandmother and grandson.

“I was delighted to be able to play a role which had a lot of emotions and sentiment,” she adds.

Neena shares about the challenges faced while doing the movie, as she reveals: “There were multiple challenges faced while shooting, as the movie was filmed in Patiala while it was freezing cold. Another challenge every day on the shoot was my makeup as it would take me 2 hours to apply and 1.5 hours to remove it, but I later got used to it. My favourite but also the toughest scene in the movie was where Arjun and I sat together for drinks at night amidst the chilled weather of Patiala. I remember wearing two warmers with five to six heaters around us. It was a tough scene but completely worth it as it then became one of my fondest memories from the shoot.”

Getting candid about co-star Arjun Kapoor, Neena Gupta highlights: “This was one such movie where I started to believe my on-set family was as good as my real one. Arjun played my grandson in the movie and has done a fabulous job.”

Arjun Kapoor who played the role of grandson named ‘Amreek Singh’, commented: “The film’s concept is a fresh perspective on this amazing bond.”

“Neenaji is a very fine performer and a giving co-actor which indeed contributed to our chemistry in the film.I have immense love and respect for her and look forward to collaborating with her soon,” he concludes.

‘Sardar Ka Grandson’ premieres on September 12 on Sony MAX.

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Second trailer from ‘Tadap’ shows intensity of its protagonist

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As the release of Milan Luthria’s ‘Tadap’ comes closer, the makers of the film have released the second trailer from the film. It gives us a closer look at the intensity of its protagonist played by Ahan Shetty.

Laced with chunks of tracks like ‘Tumse Bhi Zyada’ and ‘Tere Siva Jag Mein’ and catchy dialgoues that are staple to Milan Luthria films, the trailer also showcases the high octane actions scenes in contrast to a love story.

The film is Ahan Shetty’s debut and also stars Tara Sutaria, Kumud Mishra and Saurabh Shukla. It follows the story of a guy hopelessly in love, who turns vindictive along the course of the film after being abandoned.

Presented by Fox Star Studios, ‘Tadap’ is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and co-produced by Fox Star Studios. The film directed by Milan Luthria and written by Rajat Arora, features music by Pritam and lyrics by Irshad Kamil, and it is scheduled to release on December 3.

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Kiara Advani posts video of Tanzanians lip-syncing to ‘Shershaah’ track

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 Bollywood actress Kiara Advani shared a video of Tanzanian siblings lip-syncing to the popular romantic number ‘Raataan Lambiyan’ from the film ‘Shershaah’, which released in August this year.

Kiara re-shared the video on her Instagram, which was posted by Filmfare on Instagram. The original reel is made by a user named Kili Paul, a user based out of Tanzania.

The user and his sister are seen lip-syncing the lyrics in the clip, which was captioned: “not done with this sound yet @jubin_nautiyal#kilipaul #sister #family #tanzania #music #india #bollywood.”

The song is sung by Jubin Nautiyal and Asees Kaur. It is picturised on Kiara and actor Siddharth Malhotra.

‘Shershaah’ tells the story of Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra, who attained martyrdom in the 1999 Kargil War.

Kiara will next be seen in ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’, which also stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan.

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‘Chaka Chak’ from ‘Atrangi Re’ a peppy classical folk number

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The trailer of the Aanand L. Rai directorial ‘Atrangi Re’ starring Akshay Kumar, Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan, gave a glimpse of a classic template of exploration of a new found love. Now the makers have released the first song from the film.

Titled ‘Chaka Chak’ the track is set against the backdrop of the engagement of Dhanush’s character and features Sara dancing to the fusion of a folk and classical tune. Composed by maestro A.R. Rahman, the track is laced with Carnatic instruments like Sundari and Thavil and portrays Sara’s character dancing her heart out on her husband’s engagement to another girl.

The production design takes centrestage in the song with adroit camerawork cutting through the engagement attendees and Rai’s signature shade of yellow rendering the vibrance to the frames. The song has been crooned by Shreya Ghoshal with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil and choreography by Vijay Ganguly.

Talking about the song, Sara says, “‘Chaka Chak’, much like the name suggests, is a fully vibrant and colourful song. It’s a celebration of south India, full of drama, masti and fun. Vijay sir’s choreography, Rahman sir’s music, Irshad sir’s lyrics, Shreya maam’s voice and Aanand ji’s vision all combined is a real treat to the senses. It’s also my first solo dance number so I’m extremely excited for people to watch it. Here’s hoping they have as much fun watching it as I did shooting it.”

‘Atrangi Re’ marks the second collaboration between Aanand L. Rai and Dhanush after their highly successful ‘Raanjhanaa’. The film produced by T-Series, Cape Of Good Films and Colour Yellow Productions, and written by Himanshu Sharma, is all set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from December 24.

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