Rajeev Khandelwal On Nepotism: Those Who Use The Term Are Foolish
Rajeev Khandelwal is all set to be back on our screens with Naxalbari, where he plays a police officer.
During the promotions, we got the chance to interact with the talented actor.
From opening up about how the cast and crew managed to shoot the series in Goa in the middle of the pandemic, to how his spouse reacted to it, and how the story was changed due to the current situation.
He also opened up about nepotism and the 'Bollywood mafia'.
Often stereotyped as an actor who wins hearts with romantic roles, Aamir Ali is all set to make his digital debut with Naxalbari. He plays a grey character in the much-awaited web show and is all set to blow the audience away with his performance. In an exclusive chat with Desimartini, the actor opened up about his role, the show and also revealed that he’s supporting his FIR co-star Kavita Kaushik in Bigg Boss 14.
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The 51st International Film Festival of India kicked off in Panaji on January 16. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present at the event. Actor Sudeep was also present during the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Vice President (VP) M Venkaiah Naidu celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Goa's Panaji on January 13. He celebrated the auspicious occasion with his family members at Raj Bhavan. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. It is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings.
Speaking on the health condition of Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, who met with an accident on January 11, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 12, informed mediapersons that his condition is stable, and as per doctors, he doesn't seem to be in any danger as of now. He said, "I'd spoken to Goa CM after the accident, PM had spoken to him too. PM had then called me up and expressed his distress. He then asked me to come here (Goa), I was thinking the same. Shripad Naik, is stable, doctors say that he doesn't seem to be in any danger as of now." "Doctors have spoken to AIIMS Director (Delhi), a team will come here and consult with the doctors. If needed, he might be taken to Delhi for treatment. It depends on the doctors here," he added. On Jan 11, Naik was injured after his car met with an accident in Karnataka's Ankola town, unfortunately, Naik's wife died in the accident. Naik's personal assistant also died in the accident.
Bollywood actor Adil Hussain speaks to HT City Entertainment Editor, Monika Rawal, about shooting for two films - Bell Bottom in Scotland and Footprints on the Water in Birmingham - amid the pandemic, and says one cannot let fear take over their mind. He compares working in Hindi cinema and the West, and hopes that Indian filmmakers write more intelligent scripts. The Life of Pie and Star Trek actor emphasises on the need for democratisation in the film business and wants more representation of actors from the North East India. Talking of biases, Hussain points out the pay disparity in Bollywood and urges that crew members on a film get paid handsomely because right there between what an actor gets and what the crew gets is a huge difference. The actor, who, won the Norwegian National Award for the lead actor in Pareeksha shares his views on international recognition and whether he seeks such validation back home.
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Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma were blessed with a baby girl on January 11. Indian skipper took to Twitter to break the news for his fans. The couple, who tied the knot on December 11 in 2017, had announced the news of Anushka's pregnancy in August last year. Kohli took a paternity leave from the ongoing test series against Australia.
With celebration of 'Uttarayan' festival around the corner, the markets in Gujarat's Rajkot city are fully decked up with varieties of kites. A 'Patang Mela' was organised in Rajkot at a large scale. Around 1400 varieties of kites were displayed in the kite fair. The kites included COVID-19 pandemic themed kites. Kites also carried images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. Different varieties of kites attracted the buyers in large numbers.