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Ronit Roy: I just wanted to be a star when I started

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Actor Ronit Roy is a household name today. However, he recalls there was a time at the start of his career when he was only running after stardom.

The actor, who will soon be seen in the web series “7 Kadam”, adds that he just wanted fame and money, and that was the reason he couldn’t make it as an actor back then.

“I had no clue. I just wanted to be a star with a white Mercedes car. I wanted a big house and wanted girls to yell out my name when I passed. That’s why I flopped as an actor. I had no clue, I was a complete dodo. I didn’t know what it was to be an actor,” he told IANS.

However, Ronit, who is known for his roles in “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” and “Kasautii Zindagi Kay” as well as films such as “2 States” and “Student Of The Year”, took his craft more seriously the second time.

“The second time around, I was wiser, I studied and looked at other actors closely. I have come to the realisation that in one lifetime, it is quite impossible to learn everything about this craft. You learn the basics and you build,” he says.

He says that he makes sure to learn something new with every project. “Every new character is a new chapter and turn. The expanse and the depth of human life is so great that you just keep learning. You keep seeing new things and new experiences and keep putting that into your work. The learning never stops,” he says.

Meanwhile, talking about his web series “7 Kadam”, he says that he loved the project as soon as he heard the script.

“Mohit Jha, the director, got the script to me and I liked it right from the word go. There was nothing to change or alter. It was a very well-written script. Hence, I came on board,” he says.

He adds that he loves sharing the screen with actor Amit Sadh in the series.

“The experience of shooting the film is very good. Amit is like a kid brother to me, so that fatherly feeling was already there. Some scenes were very emotional and they were difficult to do, but that’s my job,” he says.

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Varun Dhawan gets first jab of Covid vaccine

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Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan on Saturday posted photos getting vaccinated with the first shot for Covid-19.

Varun posted two pictures on Instagram. In the first image, he is seen getting his vaccine. The second picture features him posing with a “I am vaccinated against Covid-19” frame.

“#VACCINATED Thank u to the wonderful doctors. Don’t be a prick go get the prick,” he wrote as caption.

On the work front, Varun has two projects in his kitty.

The actor will be seen in the film “Jug Jugg Jeeyo”, also starring Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Kiara Advani.

He will also be seen in the supernatural thriller “Bhediya”. Directed by Amar Kaushik and penned by Niren Bhatt, the film also stars Kriti Sanon and Deepak Dobroyal, and is slated to hit the screens on April 14, 2022.

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Indian film industry mourns Milkha Singh’s death

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Several film personalities took to social media on Saturday to express shock and grief over the demise of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh.

Singh passed away in a local hospital in Chandigarh at 11.30pm on Friday, read a statement from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), where he was being treated for Covid-related complications.

Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter: “In grief .. Milkha Singh passes away .. the pride of India .. a great athlete .. a greater human .. Waheguru di Mehr .. prayers.”

Shah Rukh Khan tweeted: “The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched… An inspiration to me… an inspiration to millions. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir.”

Anil Kapoor posted a picture with Milkha Singh and his family on Instagram and wrote: “Milkha Singh ji welcomed us into his home and his lovely wife fed us the most unforgettable aloo parathas I’ve ever had… He truly was an incredible sportsman, phenomenal host and above all an amazing human being… will be truly & deeply missed.”

Divya Dutta, who was part of the biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, wrote: “RIP #milkhasingh ji! This has been an end of an era with you!! It s been an honour to have met you, known you.., and have lived a slice of your inspiring life… shall always remember the chai sessions and the gupshup!”.

John Abraham wrote: “A true sporting icon and an inspiration to generations. Rest in peace The Flying Sikh! #milkhasingh”.

Sonam Kapoor, who worked in “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, put up a series of pictures on Instagram story and wrote: “Rest in peace sir! “

Mahesh Babu put up an Instagram story to pay his respect and wrote: “Rest in Peace Legend.”

Telugu actor Aadhi wrote on Instagram: “He was one of the biggest inspirations behind our film #Clap, which is about athletics. Watched many of his videos during the prep for my role. A huge loss for the sports world and the entire nation. Rest in peace #MilkhaSingh sir”.

Earlier in the day, as reported by IANS, Farhan Akhtar, who essayed Milkha Singh in “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, had written a long note on Instagram: “Dearest Milkha ji, A part of me is still refusing to accept that you are no more. Maybe it’s the stubborn side I inherited from you.. the side that when it sets it’s mind on something, just never gives up.

“And the truth is that you will always be alive. Because you were more than a large hearted, loving, warm, down to earth man. You represented an idea. You represented a dream. You represented (to use your own words) how hard work, honesty and determination can lift a person off his knees and get him to touch the sky.”

“For those who knew you as a father and a friend, it was a blessing. For those who didn’t, your story was a constant source of inspiration and a reminder of humility in success. I love you with all my heart,” he concluded.

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‘Aarya’ turns one: Namit Das says series gave him ‘recognition an actor vies for’

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The Sushmita Sen-starrer “Aarya” released last year on this day. Namit Das, who played an important role in the show, credits the web series for giving him recognition an actor vies for.

“I have so much to be grateful for as ‘Aarya’ completes a year. I got the opportunity to work with the gorgeous icon Sushmita Sen and the inspiring Chandrachur Singh. Moreover, the response of the viewers was phenomenal,” said Namit, who played Jawahar, a character with negative shades.

“The series gave me the recognition an actor vies for. I have happy memories of essaying Jawahar in Aarya. I have the digital audience to thank for, for all their love and messages,” he added.

The series is about Aarya, an independent woman who seeks to protect her family and joins a mafia gang in order to avenge her husband’s murder. The show also features Chandrachur Singh and Ankur Bhatia, and is directed by Ram Madhvani. The second season of the series is currently being shot.

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