Aayush Sharma recounts his first time meeting Salman Khan

Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma is married to Arpita Khan. Recently, the actor opened up about his experience meeting Salman Khan for the first time. Aayush revealed that he was not earning anything at the time but forged through and asked Salman Khan for Arpita's hand in marriage. He further revealed that Salman Khan was shocked by this request but soon gave his approval. In a recent exchange with Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa on their YouTube channel Bharti TV, Aayush confessed that he had only been dating Arpita for a few months before he met Salman at Galaxy Apartments. Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma opens up about Salman Khan Aayush confessed that late one night, as he dropped Arpita back home, she called him home for dinner and a movie. No doubt, Aayush was scared, but upon some reassurance from Arpita, Aayush found himself in the house. At around 1 AM, Salman Khan came in. Aayush recounted, “He entered the house and I was standing behind him. And all I could think of was Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya. He turned around and I immediately introduced myself, ‘Hi sir, I am Aayush Sharma’. He was also startled and he said ‘I am Salman Khan’. And after this I left,” The next day, Aayush Sharma got a call from Arpita saying that Salman Khan would like to meet him. When Salman Khan asked him about his life, Aayush confessed his dreams of being an actor. After which Salman said, "Tumko acting aati nahi hai (You don’t know how to act). I wondered how he knew. He said you will have to get the correct training and you can be an actor.” Like any protective brother, Salman asked about his intentions with Arpita. Aayush confessed he would like to marry her, even though he was only 24. “Salman asked me about my earnings. I said I make nothing. My father sends me money and I am living off that. I said, yes there is money in the house but I don’t earn. He looked and Arpita and said ‘this guy is too honest’. He immediately said, ‘I like this boy, shaadi pakki.”

12 April,2024 03:11 PM IST | Mumbai
Armaan Malik and Calum Scott

Singer Armaan Malik collaborates with English singer-songwriter Calum Scott

Armaan Malik, the acclaimed Indian pop singer-songwriter and performer, and English singer-songwriter, Calum Scott announce their legendary collaboration today with the release of their latest single ‘Always’.  The track is an enchanting love ballad, adorned with soothing vocals by both Armaan and Calum, laced with enchanting piano and orchestral elements that serves as a tender embrace from a beloved partner. With ‘Always’, Armaan Malik and Calum Scott transcend borders, merging their distinct musical styles to craft a song that encapsulates the essence of a surreal love story. Sharing his thoughts on this release, Armaan Malik exudes, “Always’ is like a musical hug, a heartfelt confession to a love so enchanting, you never knew you needed it until it became the closest thing to heaven. This collaboration with Calum felt so effortless because we ended up making this song in our first ever session together. Both of us are known for love ballads and I hope everyone who listens to ‘Always’ gets to feel the feels!” Expressing his excitement towards this collaboration, Calum Scott says, “‘Always’ is the kind of song I love to write. Just that beautiful, heavenly kind of love that we all aspire for! Working with Armaan on this song was so easy, he is extremely talented and has a very pure and authentic voice – this song came from our first session! I hope ‘Always’ becomes a first dance for people all over the world!” ‘Always’ is sure to captivate audiences worldwide, inviting them to rediscover the beauty of love and lure of eternal love through its simple yet heartfelt lyrics. It is available for listening across leading streaming platforms accompanied by a beautiful music video released on Armaan’s official YouTube channel. Meanwhile, Armaan Malik had also joined English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran in his recently held Mumbai Concert and blew the crowd away with his performance during the show. Ed and Armaan have earlier collaborated on the song titled '2step'. The song, which was released in June 2022, turned out to be a huge global hit. Giving a taste of a thrilling collaboration once again to the audience, the two singers performed '2step' live together. Interestingly, ever since Ed Sheeran's Mumbai concert was announced, fans have been demanding a collaboration between him and Armaan Malik, as the latter is the only Indian singer who has collaborated with Ed.

12 April,2024 02:57 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Ajay Devgn

Box Office: Ajay Devgn's Maidaan opens to Rs 7.25 crore on Eid

On Thursday, April 11, the Hindi film box office saw the clash between Ajay Devgn's 'Maidaan' and Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff's 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan'. Both the films hit the theatres on the occasion of Eid with the hopes of benefitting at the box office during the holiday. However, 'Maidaan' has failed to perform at the box office despite the starpower of the film and the holiday release.  Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to social media to share the box office numbers of the film.  The film produced by Boney Kapoor managed to collect only Rs 7.25 crore at the domestic box office on day 1.  "Inspite of the big holiday [#Eid], #Maidaan opens to shockingly low numbers… Biz at urban centres in particular should’ve multiplied post-noon onwards, but, despite merits and appreciation, the Day 1 biz is dismal, way below the mark… Wed previews + Thu ₹ 7.25 cr. #India biz. #Boxoffice," wrote Adarsh.  He added, "#Maidaan enjoys glorious word of mouth, but that needs to convert into footfalls, especially over the weekend… In fact, a miraculous turnaround on Sat - Sun is a must... Let’s see how its biz pans out in the next couple of days." Inspite of the big holiday [#Eid], #Maidaan opens to shockingly low numbers… Biz at urban centres in particular should’ve multiplied post-noon onwards, but, despite merits and appreciation, the Day 1 biz is dismal, way below the mark… Wed previews + Thu ₹ 7.25 cr. #India biz.… — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 12, 2024 About 'Maidaan': The biographical sports drama film, written and directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, chronicles the life and journey of Syed Abdul Rahim, an esteemed football coach.  With Maidaan, Sharma wants to give Rahim’s team the glory they deserved. “I’ve made the film as a tribute to the players. Syed Rahim’s dream was to see football being played in every gully of the country. Can’t we find 11 players in a population of 140 crore? In the 1960 Olympics, a burly man praised Balaram’s game and asked him for his jersey. That man was the late Muhammad Ali," he told Mid-day.  'Maidaan', which also stars Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, and Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh, and was released in theatres on April 11, 2024. Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Arunava Joy Sengupta, and Akash Chawla, the screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadras and Ritesh Shah, respectively. Music is by AR Rahman, and the lyrics are by Manoj Muntashir Shukla.

12 April,2024 02:21 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
In Pic: Diljit Dosanjh and Boney Kapoor

Did you know? Boney Kapoor once cast Diljit Dosanjh & Priyanka Chopra for a film

It's been two decades since the multi-starrer comedy film 'No Entry' hit the big screens. Recently, it was reported that director Anees Bazmee had put its sequel 'No Entry Mein Entry' back on the table, with plans to roll it out next year. The second instalment will feature Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, and Diljit Dosanjh instead of the original cast of Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, and Fardeen Khan. This will mark Diljit Dosanjh's first-ever collaboration with Boney Kapoor, but did you know the filmmaker had earlier planned a film starring Diljit and Priyanka Chopra? However, that movie couldn’t go on floors due to some reason, and now Boney has decided to talk about the film and why the script couldn't come to life. In a recent interview with Connect FM Canada, Boney Kapoor shared, "He (Diljit) was always a good actor. In fact, a long time back, I had planned a film with him and Priyanka Chopra. It was to be called Sardarni. That’s the time Priyanka got this offer of going to Hollywood to shoot for Quantico. So, she asked us to wait for some time." "She was offered the second season, so finally we had to give up because she got stuck there, and the kind of appreciation she got, she got certain other offers there. She preferred to make a career there, and we had to drop that picture," Kapoor added. Further, while praising Diljit’s acting skills, Boney shared, “I’ve seen his Punjabi films and even the Hindi films that he has done. He is a remarkable actor, he has a fantastic sense of comedy, his sense of timing is fantastic, a good singer, and a talented guy. So, it’s always good to have a fresh mix of actors in a film to get freshness.” On the work front, Diljit Dosanjh is currently busy promoting his recent release ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ in which he will be seen in the titular role. 'Amar Singh Chamkila' charts the untold true story of Punjab’s original rockstar of the masses, the highest record-selling artist of his time, who emerged from the shadows of poverty and rose to the heights of popularity in the 80s due to the sheer power of his music, angering many on the way, which finally led to his assassination at the young age of 27.

12 April,2024 01:57 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt celebrated Eid at Salman Khan's residence?

Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt seem to have celebrated Eid with Salman Khan at the latter's apartment in Mumbai on Thursday. Photos of the couple, whom fans endearingly call 'RaAlia' from Salman Khan's Galaxy Apartment, apparently by someone close to the 'Dabanng' actor have been shared widely among fans. Alia looked stunning in a printed white salwar suit with minimum makeup on while Ranbir, on the other hand, wore a blue denim shirt over a grey t-shirt that he paired with jeans. However, Salman was not in the frame. Meanwhile, fans of Salman Khan had gathered outside his residence to see a glimpse of the actor on the auspicious occasion of Eid. Keeping with tradition, Salman Khan, dressed in a white pathani suit, waved to his fans from the balcony of his home. He was accompanied by his father, Salim Khan. In a video, Salman can be seen waving at people and greeting them with folded hands. Making Eid more memorable for his fans, Salman on Thursday morning announced his new film 'Sikandar', which is directed by AR Murugadoss.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) Revealing the film's title on Instagram, Salman wrote, "Iss Eid 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' aur 'Maidaan' ko dekho aur agli Eid Sikandar se aa kar Milo (Watch Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Maidaan on this Eid, next Eid, meet Sikandar). Wish u all Eid Mubarak!" Backed by Sajid Nadiadwala and helmed by Murugadoss, the movie will be released in theatres on Eid 2025.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) Salman was last seen in the thriller film 'Tiger 3', which performed well at the box office. Helmed by Maneesh Sharma, the film also starred Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles. Reportedly, he will be next seen in director Vishnuvardhan's upcoming film 'The Bull'. However, an official announcement of the film is still awaited. He also has 'Tiger vs Pathaan' in his kitty with superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Meanwhile, Ranbir was last seen in Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Animal', receiving praise for his performance as Ranvijay Singh. He will play Aziz in the sequel to Animal, called Animal Park, which is yet to go on floors. Ranbir is gearing up for Nitesh Tiwari's 'Ramayana'. Alia will be seen in Vasan Bala'S 'Jigra', which is co-produced by Karan Johar and Alia herself. The film is all set to hit the theatres on September 27, 2024. She is also set to take the lead in a Spy Universe film, with filming scheduled to kick off later this year. (with inputs from ANI)

12 April,2024 01:20 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
In Pic: Satish Kaushik

From 'Mr. India' to 'Tere Naam', Satish Kaushik's top 5 movies to watch

Actor-director Satish Kaushik became a household name after he essayed the role of 'Calendar' in Shekhar Kapur's iconic movie, 'Mr. India'. He has also penned the dialogues for the 1983 classic 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron', which acquired a cult following over the years. As we mark Satish Kaushik’s second birthday anniversary, let's take a look at the top 5 movies in which Satish Kaushik has acted and directed. Mr. India (1987) - Directed by Shekhar Kapur and starring Bollywood actors like Anil Kapoor and the legendary diva, Sridevi, 'Mr. India' has gained a massive cult following. Satish Kaushik played the role of 'Calendar' in the movie. Hum Aapke Dil Me Rehte Hai (1999) - Directed By Satish Kaushik, 'Hum Aapke Dil Me Rehte Hai' stars Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Kajol. The film was a remake of the Telugu film 'Pavitra Bandham' (1996). The plot of the movie revolves around Megha (Kajol) who was deceived by her industrialist husband Vishwanath (Anil Kapoor) for a one-year contract. Tere Naam (2003) - The Satish Kaushik-directed 'Tere Naam' starred Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawla. 'Tere Naam' is a remake of the Tamil film 'Sethu' (1999). Radhey, a poor Hindu with a bad temper often gets into fights but one of these fights lands him in a hospital with amnesia-inducing head injuries. At this time, a woman he was in love with entered his life again. Kaagaz (2021) - Directed By Satish Kaushik, 'Kaagaz' stars Bollywood actors Pankaj Tripathi, Mita Vashisht, and Monal Gajjar. Satish has also played the role of an advocate in the movie. For the movie, Kaushik had said, “We want to showcase] that when the common man gets neglected by the system, he can seek justice. We will do this in an entertaining way, with drama, emotions, and humor. We will address economic issues and suggest solutions to problems. Today, people want to watch real stories related to real India, so we will take up various real-life incidents and dramatize them.” Sharmaji Namkeen (2022) - Directed by Hitesh Bhatia, 'Sharmaji Namkeen' was filled with a star-studded cast of the late Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Juhi Chawla, Isha Talwar, Suhail Nayyar, and Taaruk Raina. The movie tells a tale about a lovable 60-year-old 'Sharmaji' who wants to explore his passion for cooking. Satish Kaushik plays the role of 'K.K Chaddha', a dear friend of 'Sharmaji'.

12 April,2024 12:54 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Nora Fatehi

Nora says most celebrity couples marry to be in the 'right camp and circles'

Actress Nora Fatehi is currently basking in the success of her recently released comedy film 'Madgaon Express' which marked the directorial debut of Kunal Kemmu. After the release of the film, Nora has been doing interviews where she has spoken up about her journey in the industry and her observations about the movies. During a conversation with Youtuber Ranveer Allahbadia, Nora made a revelation about celebrity couples who pretend to be in love. She said that most stay together to remain relevant.  Nora said, "Clout predators, they just want to use you for your fame. They can't with me… that's why you don't see me running around with guys or dating... but I see it is happening in front of me. In the film industry, people get married for clout. People use these wives or husbands for networking and for circles, for money, for relevance even. They think, 'I have to marry that person so I can stay relevant for the three years because she has a few films releasing and they were doing well at the box office, so I have got to ride that wave'. People are that calculative. Those are predators, too." She added, “(It all comes out of a need for) money and fame... these guys and girls will destroy their whole life for money, fame and power. Nothing is worse than getting married to someone that you don't even love and then living with them for years... most of the people in our industry are here doing that nonsense. Just because they want to be in the right camp and circles. They want to be relevant, because they don't know where their career is going to go. So, they need some backup plan – plan A, plan B and plan C... I don't understand sacrificing your personal life, mental health and happiness because work is work, home life and personal life is something else. You can't mix them both because then you will never be happy. And then you'll wonder why you are depressed and suicidal.” On the acting front, Nora appeared opposite Varun Dhawan in 'Street Dancer 3D'. She was also recognised for her role in 'Batla House' with the Best Supporting Actress award at the 66th Filmfare Awards. Apart from this, the actress has been a judge on shows like 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' and 'India's Best Dancer'. She also performed at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup last year. Fatehi performed the song 'Light the Sky' alongside Balqees, Rahma Raid, and Manal.

12 April,2024 12:34 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Yash and Namit

Here's who will be producing Nitesh Tiwari's magnum opus 'Ramayana'

In a collaboration that has set the entertainment industry abuzz, Namit Malhotra’s production company Prime Focus Studios and Rocking Star Yash’s Monster Mind Creations have joined forces to create the definitive version of the epic Indian saga 'Ramayana' for global audiences. Producer Namit Malhotra, who is also the Global CEO of multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects company DNEG, has been developing his plans to bring this age-old tale to the big screen for several years. In discussing his ambitions with global superstar Yash, Namit found a kindred spirit and the two filmmaking powerhouses quickly discovered a shared ambition to bring India’s rich cultural heritage to the world.   Together with renowned director Nitesh Tiwari, and with DNEG onboard to deliver a never-before-seen visual cinematic experience, Namit and Yash have embarked on a monumental journey to showcase the timeless appeal of Indian mythology and storytelling traditions on the world stage. Namit Malhotra said, “After years spent living between the US, the UK, and India, building a business that has achieved unparalleled commercial success and more Oscar wins in the last ten years than any other company, my personal journey has led me to the point that I feel ready to do justice to the incredible story of Ramayana, treating it with the due care and reverence that it deserves.” “My challenges from the start have been two-fold: to respect the sanctity of a tale which is held in such high regard by all of us who grew up with it, while also bringing it to the world in such a way that this incredible story is embraced by international audiences as a compelling big screen experience,” continued Namit. “In Yash I recognise a similar aspiration to share the best of our culture with the world. Inspired by his journey from Karnataka to the incredible international success of K.G.F: Chapter 2, I can’t think of a better partner to help create a major global impact with this, the greatest of all our stories.” With his undeniable ability to breathe life into characters and stories, Yash has emerged as a global icon, garnering a fervent fanbase both in India and internationally. As a creative producer of all of his films since 2014, Yash brings a wealth of innovation and experience, ensuring that every project that he is involved with resonates with audiences on a profound level. Yash said, “It has been my long-term aspiration to make films that will showcase Indian cinema on a global level. In pursuit of that, I was in LA to ally with one of the best VFX studios, and to my amazement, the driving force behind it was a fellow Indian. Namit and I had various ideation sessions, and coincidentally, our synergy on the vision for Indian cinema aligned perfectly. We brainstormed various projects, and during these discussions, the subject of Ramayana came up. Namit had a part of it in the works; Ramayana, as a subject, deeply resonates with me and I had an approach in my mind for it. By joining forces to co-produce Ramayana we are bringing together our collective vision and experience to create an Indian film that will ignite excitement and passion in audiences across the world.” Together, the two producers epitomize the perfect blend of creative and technical excellence and experience that is getting fans eagerly excited for this ambitious and exciting production. With Namit Malhotra and Yash at the helm and Nitesh Tiwari in the director’s chair, Ramayana is shaping up to be an unforgettable cinematic experience. “This is an Indian film presenting Indian culture to the world in a way that no other film has ever been able to achieve,” added Namit Malhotra. “As a third-generation filmmaker who has spent the last thirty years building a garage start-up into the world’s largest and most celebrated company in its field, I feel that all of my experience has been leading to this moment. Our interpretation will be told without compromise and presented in such a way that Indian hearts will swell with pride to see their culture brought to the rest of the world in this way. We are assembling the very best global talent - from our filmmakers, to our stars, to our crews, to our backers and investors - to tell this epic story with the care, attention, and conviction that it deserves. I am incredibly proud of what we are creating, and I cannot wait for the world to experience the very best of Indian culture and storytelling on cinema screens across the globe.” “Ramayana is woven into the fabric of our lives. We believe we know it well, yet each encounter unveils fresh wisdom, ignites new knowledge, and offers unique perspectives," concludes Yash. “Our vision is to translate this timeless epic onto the silver screen in a grand spectacle, honouring its scale. But at its core, it will be an honest and faithful portrayal of the story, the emotions, and the enduring values we hold so dear. This is a journey to share the Ramayana with the world, a testament to our commitment to creative exploration, bold visions, and honest storytelling."

12 April,2024 11:39 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
In Pic: Trupti Khamkar

Crew actress Trupti Khamkar talks about co-stars Tabu, Diljit, Kriti & Kareena

Heist drama 'Crew' has been receiving praise for its quirk, humour, and exceptional performances by the film’s cast. As the audience loves the film, Trupti Khamkar, who played the badass cop S.I. Mala in the film, got in conversation with and revealed her excitement about the film, talked about cast member Tabu, Kareena Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and much more. Trupti, in conversation with us, revealed that the first thought that came into her mind after getting selected for the part was that she doesn't have to play a 'Bai'. Trupti shared, “I think the first thought was that I am not playing a 'Bai', and I will get to wear pants and not a saree. (while talking about not wanting to play a Bai again) I hope I don't. I mean, I would love to. It's not like I would not, but if I get a lot of money then I would have to play a 'Bai' instead of being a heroine.” But I think there is so much more to me as an actor that I am glad that people have seen me beyond the saree, Marathi, 'Bai', and comedy. Like, I have too much to give as an actor, and I think they will want to dig more into me and bring it out. So I am very happy that they did not put me in a saree.” Further, when asked if she fears typecasting, the Crew actress said that she knows that people see her in a certain way but she doesn't fear it. “I don't fear it. I know I have been typecast, but I am not scared. The game is such, you know, that if you're not seen, then you're forgotten. And there's a very dear friend who once told me, he said, 'The way you do it, it's only yours, it's very unique, so why do you want to deprive your audience of it?' So the thing is that the more I work with more people, the more the directors know me as an actor other than just comedy, and then it will open up more avenues. So, I know that, I think that, but I don't mind it. I'm not fearing it. It's okay. Somewhere that ice will break and somewhere something new will come," Trupti added. Later, in conversation, Trupti shared that each of the cast members helped her to shine in the film. While praising Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon, Tabu, and Kareena Kapoor, Khamkar said, “The best part of an ensemble is that, you know, it works in synergy. If one person is working for himself, it will never work. But if all the good actors are working for the scene, then you know, they become better than what they could have done. And that is what really works for me with all these lovely performers. Kriti, Tabu, Kareena, Diljit, all of them are so giving. It doesn't feel like it's my scene and I have to do it. They all think that we will do this scene.” About Crew 'Crew' is a story of three women and is touted as a laugh-riot, set against the backdrop of the struggling airline industry. However, their destinies lead to some unwarranted situations, and they get caught in a web of lies.

12 April,2024 11:23 AM IST | Mumbai | Shachi Chaturvedi
Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat

'Murder' co-stars Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat reunite after 20 years

Several celebrities graced the wedding reception of Bollywood producer Anand Pandit's daughter Aishwarya. While the paparazzi could not stop clicking the camera as a sea of celebrities arrived for the celebration, two actors who grabbed the limelight were Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat. The two had shared screen in the 2004 erotic thriller 'Murder'. The two met each other on the red carpet of the event and also happily posed together.  Back in 2004, during the shoot of the film 'Murder', Emraan and Mallika had a fallout. It seems like the two have let bygones be bygones and opted to let go their past differences. Cinema fans were quite thrilled to see this unexpected reunion on Thursday evening in the city. Emraan Hashmi looked stunning in a black suit for the celebration while Mallika complemented him well in a gorgeous pink dress. Before getting clicked together by the paparazzi, Emraan and Mallika were seen chatting for a bit and even shared a warm hug.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) In 2021, Mallika Sherawat addressed her fight with Emraan on the sets of Mahesh Bhatt's film 'Murder'. Talking to Mandia Bedi on her show 'The Love Laugh Live', Mallika called the fight 'childish'. "The funniest was with Emraan Hashmi after or during Murder. We didn’t speak and now I think it was so childish. It was after the film I think during promotions or something we had a misunderstanding. It was so uncalled for and so childish on my part also," said Mallika. On the other hand, Emraan Hashmi made some noise when he called Mallika Sherawat a 'bad kisser' during his appearance on Karan Johar's chat show 'Koffee With Karan' several moons ago. Reacting to Hashmi's comment on her kissing skills, Mallika had said that the snake she kissed in her film 'Hisss' was a better kisser than her 'Murder' co-star. On the work front, Emraan Hashmi was last seen in the film 'Ae Watan Mere Watan' where he played the role of Ram Manohar Lohia. The film that starred Sara Ali Khan in the lead in based on the life of freedom fighter Usha Mehta.

12 April,2024 11:22 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Pic credit/ Boney Kapoor's Instagram

Boney Kapoor credits his kids Janhvi-Khushi, Arjun-Anshula for his weight loss

Boney Kapoor, who is currently monitoring the box-office growth of his recently released production 'Maidaan', opened up in an interview about how he worked hard and shed about 14 to 15 kgs in the last 6 to 8 months because of his kids Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Anshula Kapoor. The actor-filmmaker, during an interview with Connect FM Canada, shared, “In the last six to eight months, I have lost around 14 to 15 kgs. I’m eating healthy food. I’m sleeping properly. I’m taking care of my health. More than me, my kids are worried about me, and they make sure that I take care of my health.” “Janhvi-Khushi, Arjun-Anshula, all of them call me every day. I don’t count the number of calls, but I have this habit of picking up every phone call, even when they are not from my contact list. I will pick up every phone call surely, and in case I miss out, then I’ll call back. But I have this tendency of picking up every call that I get,” Boney Kapoor further elaborated. On the work front, Boney Kapoor has produced Ajay Devgn’s biographical sports drama ‘Maidaan’. 'Maidaan' is one of the most awaited films of the year. After several delays, the movie finally hit the big screen this Eid on April 11th. Talking about the film, Ajay Devgn said, "Apart from being a great story, I never knew that something like that had happened in our country and football had reached its peak and only because of, I can't say one man but one man and these players who changed the course of football in the 50s and 60s. In fact, I was shocked and surprised this would have happened and there is a person like him and that was the first thing that this story needs to be told." 'Maidaan' is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and features Ajay Devgn portraying the character of Syed Abdul Rahim, a man who devoted his life to football, bringing immense pride to India. Alongside Ajay, the film stars Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, and Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh in pivotal roles.

12 April,2024 08:56 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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