Pankaj Tripathi: I adopt an acting style that is realistic, relatable

Mumbai, March 18 (Telugu Bullet) Actor Pankaj Tripathi says irrespective of the character he portrays on screen, he ensures that he adopts an acting style that people can relate to.

“I make sure that I adopt an acting style that is realistic and relatable. Be it comedy or any other character that I play, I ensure they are projected as human as possible on-screen,” Pankaj said.

He added: “To be able to relate with three different generations of a family is something I never thought I would do one day, and I’m so delighted that I have something to offer to each generation through some of my projects that everybody could enjoy.”

Pankaj has several releases this year including “Mimi”, “83” and “Mumbai Saga” among many others.

Priyanka Chahar: Canada shoot of ‘Udaariyaan’ depends on good TRPs

Mumbai, March 18 (Telugu Bullet)  Priyanka Chahar Choudhary stars features in the new daily soap “Udaariyaan”, which deals with the trend of people migrating from Punjab to Canada. While the series is being shot near Chandigarh, parts of it might be shot in Canada only on one condition, revealed the actress.

The condition, as Priyanka reveals: “Shooting in Canada will be done only if the show gets a good TRP!”

She plays a character called Tejo in the show. Talking about the story of the show, she informed: “It is the story of two sisters Tejo and Jasmine (Isha Malviya) and their dreams. Tejo loves Punjab and wants to stay there forever but Jasmine dreams of settling in Canada, a dream which her family has instilled in her since childhood. Fateh (Ankit Gupta) on the other hand, dreams of marrying Jasmine.”

Quizzed if she would also like to settle in Canada given a choice, the actress replied: “Tejo has no intention of moving to Canada but is willing to do that if her family wants that. Priyanka in real life is exactly like this. For me, my family is important just like Tejo.”

The Jaipur girl also shared her experience of shooting in Punjab. “We are shooting in the outskirts of Chandigarh. The experience is amazing. The people are friendly and helpful. I’ve earlier shot music videos in Punjab. Also, the food is so yummy that I’m afraid I’ll put on weight in a few months. I enjoy eating Rajma Chawal on the sets.”

As a precautionary measure amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the cast and crew can only access a soft copy of the script to prevent common touch, informed the actress.

The show is backed by popular telly-couple Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta. “Udaariyaan” started airing on Colors TV on March 15. The daily soap also stars Ankit Gupta and Isha Malviya in the lead.

I’m pleased with the response of Sreekaram, says director

Hyderabad, March 17(Telugu Bullet)  Not many movies pertaining to agriculture and farm problems strike a chord with audiences. But Sharwanand-starrer Sreekaram is one of the movies that portrayed the ordeals of an average Indian farmer while highlighting the trend of the educated lot gradually getting into the allied sectors.

“Yes, several issues pertaining to the farm sector have been vastly discussed in Sreekaram. It was initially a short film that I made in 2016. Later, many of my friends advised me to make it a feature-length film. That’s how it got manifested with 14 Reels Plus company coming forward to lend support.

It was a proud moment in my life as I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Megastar Chiranjeevi garu and Minister KT Rama Rao garu who appreciated the movie for its storyline during the promotional events,” director B Kishore said.

To make the sequences realistic, the production company took 40 acres for lease, cultivated crops to shoot parts of Sreekaram. “It was a challenging task for the entire unit,” he shares.

Hailing from a conservative peasant family in the interiors of the Chittoor district, Kishore first wanted to become a culinary expert and settle in the hotel management industry.

The idea of incorporating the subject of farming came to his mind long back. Later, Kishore happened to meet several techies who turned out to be progressive farmers in the Telugu States and outside. “Some of them have left their jobs in the USA to take a shot at farming, we’ve plenty of them in Chittoor. And I’ve met techie-turned farmers in Visakhapatnam and from other States who changed their career paths to become successful farmers. So, I sensed a strong potential in real-life success stories which could be a full-length film,” he says.

Sharwanand has performed his role in a very settled manner, as Kishore says, “The characters played by Rao Ramesh and Saikumar have equally gained attention from audiences. I’m very pleased with the response of Sreekaram,” he said.

Gaali Sampath movie will release in OTT platform

Hyderabad, March 17(Telugu Bullet) The film that came to the forefront of the audience with a new concept was Gaali Sampath. The film also received rave reviews from critics for its introduction to the air language, Phi Phi Phi. But not as a commercial.

Over at the box office, the race gems collapsed unable to withstand the competition. Disaster Talk brought the film to OTT. The OTT platform will be released on March 19 in Aha. It seems that the Aaha team has struck a good deal with the film unit for this.

Rajendra Prasad played the lead role of Sri Vishnu and Lovely Singh in ‘Gaali Sampath’. Directed by Anish, the film is directed by Anil Ravipudi. Built by Krishna, Sahu Garapati, Harish Paddy.

The film, which premiered on March 11, failed miserably to garner collections. With this, the producers opted for an OTT release. As a result, Pattumani’s coming to OTT less than ten days before the film’s release has become a hot topic in Tollywood.

Amitabh Bachchan shares adorable picture on daughter Shweta’s birthday

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday shared a then and now picture to wish his daughter and author Shweta Bachchan Nanda on her 47th birthday.

The ‘Don’ actor took to Instagram and shared an adorable collage of pictures featuring a childhood throwback photo with his daughter and a recent monochromatic picture.

The throwback snap (then in the childhood days of Shweta) sees Big B with the author as she sits on her father’s lap and is all smiles. The picture features her donning a bandhani print dupatta and a cute little red dot on her forehead.

The second photo (a now picture) shows a monochromatic portrait of Senior Bachchan and Nanda as the duo pose for the lens. The photo also has a message that reads, ” Happy birthday Shweta.”

Penning a lovely note, the ‘Piku’ actor noted in the caption to the post, “Daughters are the best” and tagged two red roses and two heart emoticons with it.

 

Meanwhile, on the work front, Amitabh Bachchan, who was last seen in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, currently has three films lined up for release, including fantasy-adventure ‘Brahmastra’, Ajay Devgn’s ‘Mayday’ and thriller ‘Chehre’.

He will also be starring in Nagraj Popatrao Manjule’s sports drama titled ‘Jhund’ and will soon start shooting for the first schedule of Vikas Bahl’s new film tentatively titled ‘Good Bye’.

Pragya Jaiswal :Balakrishna’s passion for cinema unmatchable

Hyderabad, March 17(Telugu Bullet) Actress Pragya Jaiswal is currently busy shooting for her upcoming film alongside Telugu star Nandamuri Balakrishna. The film is tentatively titled “#BB3” and is directed by Boyapati Srinu. Pragya says Balakrishna‘s passion for cinema is unmatchable.

“Working with Balakrishna sir is fantastic because he is a powerhouse of energy and brings so much positivity and energy on the sets. His passion for cinema is unmatchable,” Pragya tells Telugu Bullet

Srinu has directed Pragya in “Jaya Janaki Nayak” (2017) and Balakrishna in “Simha” (2010) and “Legend” (2014). Talking about being directed by the filmmaker, she says: “I have worked with Boyapati sir before, so that made it a bit easy to work on BB3. His vision, conviction and clarity are inspiring. He is the driving force of the entire unit and makes us all do our best each day and keep pushing our limits.”

The actress calls shooting for “#BB3” a special experience.

“The film is even more special because it is the first film I started shooting post the pandemic, so it seems like it is a fresh start,” says Pragya.

The actress, who is currently shooting in Hyderabad, adds: “I’m happy to be back to work after months of lockdown. I was so looking forward to resuming work in 2020 and now I am on the set of two films. (I am) Just happy to be living my dream.”

Jonita Gandhi: Pandemic gave singers chance to connect with music within us

Mumbai, March 17 (Telugu Bullet) Singer Jonita Gandhi said that music videos are a great way for singers to reach out to their audience. In the case of film songs, she points out, fans only know the actors they see on screen and often have no idea who sang the song.

“We’re living in a visual era. As a singer, especially in Bollywood, we don’t often get to be the face of our voice, so listeners don’t get to know who we are. Music videos for independent music give us the opportunity to be the face of our own voice,” she said.

The singer said the pandemic gave singers a chance to make independent music, and hence the scope to interact with fans directly.

“With the rise of the pandemic, artists have been exploring (the idea of) making music from home and there have been a lot more original songs released independently, a lot of them have been in a DIY kind of acoustic or with minimalistic production vibes. I think the pandemic gave us artistes a chance to connect with the music within us, and space to create what we enjoy rather than solely commercial tracks, and it seems the audience has developed a taste for it as well,” she said.

Meanwhile, Jonita has collaborated with singer Arjuna Harjai for their number “Main Janu na”.

Talking about working with him, she said: “Arjuna and I began our journeys around the same time. We’ve worked together several times in the past and share a connection on certain musical tastes, which makes it such a great experience working with him. His compositions are musically enriched and soulful, so it’s always such a fulfilling experience to sing for him. When he approached me to collaborate on Main Janu na, it was a no-brainer once I heard the song.”

‘Rang De’ team releases Nithin’s introductory song

Hyderabad, March 17(Telugu Bullet) Youth Star Nithin and Keerthy Suresh-starrer Rang De movie’s song have just been released. Touted to be a youth anthem, the song titled Choosi Nerchukoku, which happens to be the introductory song of the hero, has been penned by Srimani.

David Simon has lent his voice for the vocals. Devi Sri Prasad has composed a song that has the potential to attract both the youth and music lovers. Other than the lead actor Nithin, his friends, played by Abhinav Gomatam and Suhas, are also featured in the song. Shekhar Master’s choreography combined with Venky Atluri’s direction has ensured that this song would be a spectacle on the silver screen.

All the songs in the movie are situational songs that take the story forward. Director Venky Atluri’s vision of emotion is the primary reason for the songs to have garnered such popularity according to the lyrist Srimani.

As Rang De gears up to release on March 26, the promotions and related events have been ramped up by the team. Youth Star Nithiin and leading lady Keerthy Suresh’s combination on the silver screen promises to be enthralling and mesmerizing.

Apart from the lead pair, prominent actors Naresh, Kousalya, Rohini, Bramhaji, Vennela Kishore, Vineeth, Gayathri Raghuram, Satyam Rajesh, Abhinav Gomatam, and Suhas play pivotal characters in the movie. While PC Sreeram is the director of photography, Suryadevara Nagavasmi is producing it.

Shruti Haasan wants to develop her stories into scripts

Chennai, March 16 (Telugu Bullet) Actress Shruti Haasan has developed an interest in scriptwriting. Shruti, who is also a singer, has been writing songs since the age of 15 and has lately started exploring scriptwriting.

“Writing has always been a liberating process for me. I have been writing songs, poetry or at times just my feelings down, and I believe it can help you express yourself so much better. I have been writing poetry and stories I would love to develop into full-fledged scripts and I’m currently working on those,” Shruti tells IANS.

At the box office, her year started on a good note. The Ravi Teja-starrer “Krack”, which features her in the cast, opened to phenomenal response in theatres. Shruti has a list of projects lined up.

Writing for her is a therapeutic exercise.

“With all the hectic schedule, writing helps me unwind, and it is extremely therapeutic for me. Songwriting is another aspect I thoroughly enjoy, and I have been constantly sharpening my skills over the years,” says the actress.

Shruti has recently completed the shoot of her Tamil film “Laabam”, in which she stars alongside Vijay Sethupathi. She also has “Salaar” with Prabhas, which is being shot in Hyderabad. She will also be seen in an untitled OTT series.

In her musical career, she has sung the track “Yaazha yaazha” in “Laabam”. The song is written by Yugabharathi and composed by D. Imman.

Vaani Kapoor: ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ required a body type I never had

Mumbai, March 17(Telugu Bullet) Actress Vaani Kapoor says she has always tried to be fit but her upcoming film “Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui” pushed her to work harder.

“I have always tried to be fit but ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ is a film that has really pushed me to work harder and to my limits. To pull off my role, I put myself through a grind that wasn’t easy. It was what (director) Abhishek Kapoor saw me have on-screen and I dived headlong into the process of achieving this body type for the film,” Vaani said.

The actress claims the film is a huge milestone in her career.

“I wanted to give it all. It required me to achieve a body type that I never had before. Of course, I wanted to nail this role and took this challenge head-on. I needed to appear like a really fit girl. I literally exhausted myself training,” she said.

Vaani added: “After a difficult lockdown period and with almost no training, I had to spring back with rigorous workout sessions every day, but when I saw myself on the monitor, I felt it was all worth it”.

“Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui” is set to release on July 9.