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Singer Guru Randhawa would like to act in a romantic film someday

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Guru Randhawa 18 million followers. (Photo: Durga Chakravarty/IANS)

Guru Randhawa dons many hats, as a singer, lyricist and composer. He hopes someday to act in a romantic film, too.

Guru’s acting skills are visible in his music videos, including the news ones — “Baby girl” and “Naach meri rani”.

Asked if starring in a film is the next step, Guru told IANS: “I have been getting acting offers, but I don’t think I am ready for it. Whenever possible, I will do. Abhi thoda sa keeda aa raha hai acting wala (am getting bitten by the acting bug). I am following the works of certain actors, too. I will definitely do some acting, but not right now. I would like to do a nice romantic film with nice songs.”

He looks up to Hollywood as well as Bollywood stars.

“I love Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shah Rukh Khan Sir, Salman Khan Sir, Aamir Khan Sir, Akshay Kumar Sir. There is so much to learn from their journey. I play their films and try to act like them,” said Guru.

Apart from his new music, he has been in news for his body transformation.

“I used to do gym, but not this way. But when lockdown started, I promised myself that I would fully transform myself over the next four to five months. So I worked hard. I wanted to look this way. Super legendary heroes are so fit, I also wanted to look like them,” said the singer.

Right now it’s all about his songs, which tend to be more on the fun and romantic lines.

He said that that the simple things in life inspire him.

“If I hear a new word, see something new, I write it and gradually they get released. Like ‘Baby girl’ is a conversation between a girl and boy where the guy asks ‘where are you going?’ A lot of people in daily life say ‘banja tu meri rani’ (be my queen) but are not able to actually say it, so we gave them a song,” said Guru on what inspires him to write songs.

Over the last few weeks, he has been churning out new singles. Not just that, he also did a private show amidst pandemic in June.

“Everyone took it positively. We took all the precautions, but I was really scared,” said Guru.

He promises to return to the stage soon. “We have enquiries, so we will be on stage. Wedding season is coming up, so we might do private shows in Delhi, Jaipur and Dubai,” he signed off.

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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta: I’m afraid of repeating myself

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National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta has worked in different genres, and he admits he is not afraid of failure but of repeating himself.

Mehta is known for films such as “Aligarh”, “Shahid”, “CityLights”, “Omerta” and the recent web series “Scam 1992”. His new film “Chhalaang”, a sports dramedy, g=had an OTT release on Diwali and has been appreciated by the audience and critics alike.

Asked if he is trying to shift gears from hardhitting films to softer fare as “Chhalaang”, Mehta told IANS: “I have always been shifting gears. So, my attempt is to keep trying different things. I am not afraid of failure. I am afraid of repeating myself.”

Mehta had recently praised actor Rajkummar Rao, with whom he has often collaborated, and said that the success of the actor makes him feel like a happy parent.

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How Actress Kiara Advani aced Ghaziabadi lingo for ‘Indoo Ki Jawani’

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Actress Kiara Advani had to learn the distinct local lingo of Ghaziabad for her upcoming starring role in Indoo Ki Jawani.

Kiara plays a girl from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in the Abir Sengupta directorial, which revolves around her misadventures with dating apps.

“Abir knew exactly how he wanted Indoo to walk and talk. Since he has also written the dialogues of the film it made the process easier. We spent a couple of months before commencing shoot prepping for the character and creating a fun and quirky Indoo, her style of talking and dialogue delivery is distinct and easily identifiable,” Kiara said.

Abir makes his directorial debut with “Indoo Ki Jawani”, set to release in theatres on December 11. The coming-of-age comedy also features Aditya Seal and Mallika Dua.

Kiara was recently seen in the Akshay Kumar-starrer horror comedy “Laxmii”. She is currently shooting for “Jug Jugg Jeeyo”, which also stars Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli, who makes her Bollywood debut with the role. “Jug Jugg Jeeyo” is directed by Raj Mehta, who shot to fame directing “Good Newwz” last year.

Aditya has earlier appeared in films like “Namaste England”, “Tum Bin II”, “Student Of The Year 2” and “Purani Jeans”.

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Actress Nushrratt Bharruccha starts shooting for ‘Chhorii’ in Madhya Pradesh

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Actress Nushrratt Bharruccha has commenced shooting for her next film, Chhorii, in Madhya Pradesh. The shoot began in Pipariya, Hoshangabad district on Wednesday.

The filming kicked off after the mahurat puja, which was attended by the cast and crew who kept their masks on. The team will film throughout December across the state, with a few days to be shot subsequently in Mumbai in the final schedule.

The locations include dense sugarcane fields and villages. In addition, an elaborate set has been constructed to recreate typical village dwellings.

“Chhorii” is a horror film with a social message. It also stars Mita Vasisht, Rajesh Jais and Saurabh Goyal.

The film is directed by Vishal Furia, known for his Marathi film “Lapachhapi”.

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