What has lent credence to the rumour is that Chaturvedi reportedly said that there is “someone special who is not an actor but related to the industry”
Siddhant Chaturvedi and Navya Naveli Nanda
Bollywood’s rumour mills have been working overtime about the friendship between Siddhant Chaturvedi and Navya Naveli Nanda. The Gully Boy (2019) actor and Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter seem to be enjoying each other’s company. What has lent credence to the rumour is that Chaturvedi reportedly said that there is “someone special who is not an actor but related to the industry”. Nanda, who runs an online healthcare portal, does not harbour Bollywood aspirations, unlike brother Agastya, who is rumoured to be part of Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming film based on Archie comics. Nanda’s buddy Ananya Panday is Chaturvedi’s co-star in Shakun Batra’s film. A while back, there was tattle about Nanda and Jaaved Jaaferi’s son Meezaan, who claimed that they were just friends.
The palace life in Pataudi
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are finally back in Mumbai. Last month, they took off for Jaisalmer with kids, Taimur and Jehangir, for a holiday. They later made their way to their ancestral home in Pataudi, on the outskirts of Gurugram. Bebo had been sharing snapshots from Pataudi Palace with her “chand” Saifu. She also heralded the arrival of winter with “sweater weather”, but hubby dearest preferred to stick to his trademark white chikan kurta look. Now that Bebo has returned to the bay, can her gang of besties be far behind?
Isha Koppikar Narang has wrapped up Ram Gopal Varma’s web series, Kadappa. She plays a cop who is posted to a crime-ridden area. “The story is projected through my character’s experiences and interactions,” says Narang who shot to fame with the chartbuster, Khallas, in RGV’s Mohanlal, Ajay Devgn and Vivek Oberoi-starrer Company (2002).
Get up and dance
Daisy Shah shared a picture with co-actor Taha Shah Badussha from the set of their upcoming project. It was her way to wish Badussha, who turned a year older on Friday. Best remembered for co-starring with Shraddha Kapoor in Luv Ka The End (2011), Badussha and Shah feature in an upcoming music video. The two frequent a dance academy in Versova for the rehearsals. Shah began as an assistant to choreographer Ganesh Acharya. Did she call the shots for the video as well?
Sushmita recovering from surgery
On Friday, Sushmita Sen turned 46. She termed it a “healthy new beginning as the greatest gift is to be alive”. The actor revealed that as soon as she finished shooting the second season of Ram Madhvani’s web series, Aarya, she battled health issues, which needed a medical procedure. “I had a successful surgery on November 16, and I am healing marvellously every passing day,” she posted. Though she did not disclose her illness, she added, “I feel reborn this birthday in more ways than I can describe in words.” Actor beau Rohman Shawl greeted Babush (that’s what he calls Sush) on her big day with “forever wala love”.
Say hello to Ava Rania
Evelyn Sharma and husband Tushaan Bhindi took to social media to announce the arrival of their daughter, Ava Rania. The Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and Yaariyan (2014) actor delivered in Sydney on November 12. She shared a picture with the newborn and wrote, “The most important role of my life — mommy.” Sharma tied the knot with the Australia-based dental surgeon in May this year.
While industry folk, including Taapsee Pannu, Gul Panag, Sonu Sood, Hansal Mehta and Richa Chadha, hailed Narendra Modi’s decision to roll back three farm laws, Kangana Ranaut begged to differ. She took to Instagram Stories to express her disappointment over the prime minister’s decision. “Sad, shameful, absolutely unfair. If people on the streets have started to make laws and not the chosen government in parliament, then even this is a jihadi nation. Congratulations to all who wanted it like this,” she posted.
A day after Luv Ranjan announced that his untitled film starring Ranbir Kapoor will release on Republic Day 2023, the makers of the Kapoor-starrer Animal, helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, said the thriller will release on August 11, ahead of I-Day 2023. RK has booked both the national holidays.
Poonam Dhillon will be seen alongside Raj Babbar and Padmini Kolhapure in the web series, Dil Bekaraar. Habib Faisal’s family drama is set in the 1980s. “For us, the actors of the ’80s, shooting together was going down memory lane. Raj and Padmini have been my co-stars in several films. It became a comfortable group of people to work with,” says Dhillon. “The era the Disney+Hotstar show unfolds in is also the ’80s. It was a double nostalgic trip for us,” adds the veteran actor.