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Singer Darshan Raval says lockdown gave him time to cut an album

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Singer Darshan Raval has grown a lot as an artiste since his participation in a reality show back in 2014. After singing for multiple Bollywood films and singles, he is now ready to treat his fans with his debut album.

Darshan became the audience favourite when he participated in “India’s Raw Star”. He went on to sing for films like “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, “Teraa Surroor”, “Loveyatri” and “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”. He has been active in the independent music space, too.

“Working on one single song is different and working on one entire album, an entire journey, an entire story, is very different. Every artise dreams of doing an album. I never got the time to work on so many songs together. Album needs a lot of time, a lot of dedication and a lot of hardwork. Not only me, the entire team has to do that,” Darshan told IANS.

Lack of time was keeping him away from working on an album, and the lockdown gave him the opportunity.

“I wanted to do an album since the last five years, but I think this was the time I could achieve this dream,” he said.

He had made a few songs during lockdown.

“It has been quite a journey. ‘Judaiyaan’ is about separation and right now, we are seperated from everyone and everybody we love and everything we love and love to do. So that was the inspiration behind ‘Judaiyaan’,” Darshan explained about the title song of his upcoming album.

Darshan has recorded the song with Shreya Ghosal.

“When I made the first song ‘Judaiyaan’, the title song, and the first line was composed, I thought of Shreya Ghosal. I thought that if she would sing the song, it would become more beautiful. I’m very happy she loved the song and she sung it with all her heart,” he said about the newly released track.

It also has a reprise version.

“If there are two versions, there are two stories, two sides to the story and my fans have always loved that. They have a separate love for the reprise versions I do. Also, a reprise version has always been a good luck charm for me. Whenever I do a reprise version, it connects very well with fans,” said the singer.

He enjoys juggling between film and non-film songs and keeping himself busy, but the thought of giving up never came to him.

“I get tired of doing anything monotonous — like performing everyday for months and doing music sometimes. It’s tiring, but I never feel like quitting because since childhood I dreamt of doing music,” said Darshan.

“Sometimes it is monotonous, but I think every artiste has his timeout like he gets to travel. I love to travel, so I spend time with my friends. Travel relaxes me and brings me back in the mood so that I can work more,” he added.

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Actress Dimple Kapadia: Working on ‘Tenet’ finally made me believe in myself

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Veteran Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia was initially hesitant to be part of the new Christopher Nolan biggie, Tenet. However, being a part of the big-budget Hollywood film has instilled a new sense of confidence and belief in her and her craft.

“My process of working is fear and nervousness. I don’t know how the process unfolds after that,” Dimple told IANS, adding that she then relies on her “instinct and the director completely”.

“My takeaway (after working in the film) is a hell of a lot. It has completely changed my mental make-up. It has made me more confident, wanting to do better roles, work more and made me more positive. It has made me believe in myself finally — Nolan ke saath kaam kiya hai (have worked with Nolan)! It is a beautiful dream that has come true,” she added.

Dubbed as “an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage”, Nolan’s new film takes one on a thrilling time-bending mission with two secret agents, essayed by Robert Pattinson and John David Washington.

In the film, Dimple is seen as Priya, who is crucial to the narrative. Her character emerges as deadly person, splashed with various shades of grey.

“It was lovely (exploring the shades of grey). It was a very lovely surprise, and the way it was written. It is written so beautifully that half the battle is won right there,” said the actress, who was discovered at age 14 by Raj Kapoor, and entered the industry with “Bobby” in 1973.

Talking about Nolan, the 63-year-old star said: “I was hesitating to do the film because I was not comfortable with myself and my capabilities but after doing a Nolan film, I (realised I) didn’t have to worry because he takes care of everything.”

“Tenet” was originally scheduled to release in July this year, but got postponed several times due to the ongoing pandemic. The film is now scheduled to release in India on December 4.

“I hope people go to the cinema and see the film. It is absolutely brilliant, the action sequences are fantastic. The drama has to be seen on the big screen. You can’t enjoy it on pirated version or small screen,” said the actress.

The Warner Bros. Pictures also stars Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clemence Poesy. It has been shot across seven countries — India, the US, the UK, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, and Norway. The film will be available to the Indian audience in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.

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Actor Randeep Hooda makes digital debut with cop thriller series ‘Inspector Avinash’

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Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda will make his digital debut with the web-series Inspector Avinash, a cop thriller based on real life events of police officer Avinash Mishra.

Directed by Neerraj Pathak and produced by Pathak and Krishan Chowdhray, the show is set in Uttar Pradesh.

“I look forward to exploring new challenging roles with each of my characters and Inspector Avinash gives me a fabulous opportunity to do that’ It’s a highly inspiring and interesting role based on true life events of a super “op,” Randeep said.

He added that he believes in ‘athak’s vision for the show a’d can’t wait to begin filming this thrilling cop drama.

T’e actor’s cop avatar will see him in action in a dramatic retelling of the life of the famed cop dealing with criminal activities of the state. The series is all set to hit the floor in December 2020.

The cop-thriller is presented by J’o Studios’ and Gold Mountai’ Pictures’.

The director says Randeep is ideal for the role of a super cop and will add an interesting dimension to the “haracter.

“We are very excited to have him play the lead. We commence shooting next mont” in December,” Pathak informed.

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Kriti Kharbanda and Vikrant Massey to star in ’14 Phere’

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Actors Kriti Kharbanda and Vikrant Massey have started shoot for their upcoming film, 14 Phere.

Kriti shared the news on Instagram with a picture, where the two actors are seen posing in a train while the film’s director Devanshu Singh is seen holding the clapboard.

“Embarking on a journey that promises 2x fun, dulha-dulhan are ready to take #14Phere! Starring @vikrantmassey87 and myself directed by @deva_stating A @zeestudiosofficial production. #ShootBegins today! #BackInAction,” Kriti wrote as the caption.

Vikrant shared a picture posing with Kriti and the film’s clapboard and gave a similar caption.

Details related to the film are still under wraps.

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