May 232018
 

At the music launch of Veere Di Wedding, Kareena Kapoor Khan spoke about the idea of feminism

Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan at Veere Di Wedding’s press conference. Pic/Yogen Shah

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who along with co-actors Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania, director Shashanka Ghosh and producers Rhea Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi and Ekta Kapoor, launched the music album of Veere Di Wedding, said she is not a feminist and believes in equality.

Asked about the idea of feminism, Kareena Kapoor said, “I believe in equality. I wouldn’t say I am a feminist, I would say I am a woman and above all, I am a human being. I am also as proud to be known as Saif Ali Khan’s wife, as I am to be Kareena Kapoor. So that is just the way I am.”

Veere Di Wedding is a female buddy film about four girls living in an urban setting and their struggles in life. Kareena has always been vocal about her personal life, but in this film, she playing a character which is commitment phobic.

Asked about her role selection criteria, she said, “What made me take up this part is that for me, as a commercial mainstream actor who is always used to work with mainstream actors, be it Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan… For me, it was very different to be part of a film with four girls. The story is something I got completely obsessed by and I thought it was really cool. And I think who better than this entire team to put this film together. This was the reason I wanted to do ‘Veere Di Wedding’. As far as my character Kalindi is concerned, she is really cool and there is a reason why she is commitment phobic, which will be seen in the film.”

Kareena is known for working with A-list actors in Bollywood, but this time she is paired with Sumeet Vyas. On this, she quipped, “I think I have chosen A-Lister heroine this time.”

Sharing her funniest memories from the film’s set, the actress said, “I think it would be throwing Sumeet Vyas off the moon in the film. That was quite funny because I have never done that in my career. I never had the opportunity to throw a hero off from a moon. So thank you everyone, for giving me this chance, I am sure it will go down in history.”

The film will release on June 1, 2018.

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May 182018
 

In an exclusive interaction with mid-day online, actor Sumeet Vyas, better known for the web show Permanent Roommates, speaks about his upcoming films High Jack and Veere Di Wedding

Sumeet Vyas
Sumeet Vyas

No more only the poster boys of web series, actor Sumeet Vyas has carved a path in mainstream Bollywood films. After giving us some exceptional performances in films like English Vinglish, Parched, Ribbon, amongst others, his upcoming films, High Jack and Veere Di Wedding are geared to hit the 70 mm. Talking about films and his career graph, the actor gets candid with mid-day online in an exclusive interview.

Firstly, tell us about your film, High Jack, it’s termed as a stoner comedy but not everyone would understand what a stoner is?
Here, Highjack is a very trippy film… it’s in my head, a situational comedy, in Akarsh Khurana’s (director) head a thriller, in the editor’s head, an action film and in Nucleya’s head a musical. This freedom of expression is called a stoner comedy.

What attracted you to the film?
It’s the script and is one of the funniest scripts I’ve read in a while. I remember laughing like a crazy person alone in my room while reading it… this doesn’t happen very often. Also the team I was going to work with. Akarsh is like an elder brother to me… Kumud Mishra is a legend on and off the camera. Phantom Films, I was very keen on collaborating with. So yes, this film was the most fun I’ve had at work so far.

Could you please tell us about your character in the film?
My character’s name is Rakesh. He’s a struggling Disc Jockey (DJ), trying to establish himself and find that one big gig, which will change his life. Personally, he’s struggling on the financial front. In desperation, he agrees to do something stupid to get out of this crisis and lands up on a plane that gets high jacked by a bunch of amateurs. So, basically, he’s a mess, a bonafide loser, who resurrects himself in the worst possible situation ever.

Since the film’s backdrop is that of a plane and the funny incidents that take place, are there any real-life incidents wherein, you’ve found something really hilarious on your flight?
Oh yeah, all the time! The first time I travelled business class I couldn’t believe the niceness of the air hostesses, and all through the flight I was nervous they’re going to yell at me and send back to economy (class) where my legs don’t fit. Also, it’s on a flight I realised that I snore sometimes when I’m exhausted because once I woke up and found everyone staring at me. The air hostess was sweet enough to tell me that my snores have destroyed the other flyers’ business class experience.

A piece of advice… if you’re really tired, “Don’t drink and fly.”

Are you happy with the way your career is taking off?
I’m happy that people are appreciating my work. The fact that filmmakers and producers are showing trust in me and are willing to invest in my talent… I must be doing something right. Having said that, I’ll any day swap my career with Ranveer Singh.

After working for Television, web shows, and films, which is the medium that you enjoy doing the most?
See, deep down I want to be the highest paid actor for a certain period at least. So, any medium that manages to do that is the medium I love.

Tell us something about Veere Di Wedding, working with Kareena Kapoor Khan and others?
Veere Di wedding is a fantastic ensemble film. It’s been an honour to work with Shashank Ghosh (film’s director). I’ve always admired his work. Also, Kareena Kapoor is one of the most gifted actors we have in our country. Everyone knows it, I observed it first hand, and when you praise someone like her, you’re stating the obvious.

Also, tell us about your future projects?
Future is very bright. There’s Tripling Season 2 that we’re working on, and some exceptional scripts that are floating in the atmosphere will find my address.

Also Read: Sumeet Vyas Learns From DJ Nucleya For High Jack

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May 162018
 

After the success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Kartik Aaryan is riding high on success and will reportedly be seen in Karan Johar’s next romancing Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan
Kareena Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/kartikaaryan

Bollywood’s trendsetter Kareena Kapoor Khan is likely to romance the young heartthrob Kartik Aaryan in a Karan Johar film. The duo had earlier walked the ramp for celebrated designer Manish Malhotra in Singapore. Their pair was loved by one and all, and the pictures and videos from the fashion event went viral on social media.

According to a press statement issued, it read that Kareena Kapoor and Kartik will share screen space in a 2-hero 2-heroine film. The film will be directed by newbie Raj Mehta. Mehta has earlier worked with Karan Johar and director Shashank Khaitan on a couple of Dharma ventures. The press release further read that the movie, which will be produced by Dharma Productions, will go on floors soon after the balance cast is decided. However, Kareena Kapoor is yet to sign on the dotted line but has consent in principle.

The film might either have Janhvi Kapoor or Kriti Sanon to play one of the other leads in the film. Sources say that the heroine could be either Janhvi Kapoor (who is also doing KJo’s Dhadak currently as her debut) or Kriti Sanon. A final decision in this regard is yet to be taken. Well, if this works out, Kartik Aaryan‘s dream of working with his crush Kareena Kapoor, will come true. He has time and again professed his desire to work with the Begum.

Also Read: Kartik Aaryan To Endorse Fairness Cream

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May 122018
 

This mother’s day, actresses Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor talk about their sisters, who are no less than mothers to them

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor

This Mother’s Day, Romedy Now will celebrate the spirit of motherhood with its digital campaign – ‘My Other Mother’. The campaign kickstarting May 12 invites viewers to share their stories and celebrate the spirit of this special person in their lives.

Motherhood transcends biological boundaries and motherly love is an emotion that goes beyond one person or relationship. From women who raise their siblings like their very own children to the friends who care for you like a mother. Speaking about their ‘My Other Mother’, actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor reveal about the person, who is the other mother in their lives.

Kareena Kapoor says, “I am very lucky to be very close to my sister Karisma Kapoor, who has always been there for me. She is somebody whom I consider as my second mother, someone I could share everything with.”

Sonam Kapoor says, “It’s my sister Rhea as she is amazing. She can just yell at me like my mom does even though she is my younger sister. She is an incredible influence in my life.”

The 32-year-old Kareena Kapoor is a mother of one-year-old Taimur Ali Khan, who is an internet sensation and paparazzi favourite.

Also Read: Did Sonam Kapoor Change Her Name To Be Neurologically Perfect?

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May 062018
 

Actress Rani Mukerji, who is currently riding high on the success of her comeback film “Hichki”, says age or marital status of an actress has nothing to do with a films failure or success

Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji

Actress Rani Mukerji, who is currently riding high on the success of her comeback film Hichki, says age or marital status of an actress has nothing to do with a film’s failure or success. Asked if she feels that age and marital status of an actress considered detrimental in the industry, Rani told IANS over the phone from Mumbai: “The success of Hichki has changed a lot of that thinking… It is important to understand that the audience is changing. They want to see a good film and a content-oriented film… When you give them a good film they don’t really care what your martial status is.”

Rani Mukerji, 40, says that the audience wants to be “entertained by films”. “What I am doing in my personal life is none of anyone’s business… What I do outside my work is not really important as long as I am doing films and the roles that suit me and the roles which I feel the audience will connect with,” she added. The actress is married to Yash Raj Films’ head honcho Aditya Chopra. She tied the knot in 2014 and welcomed her first child — a daughter named Adira in 2015.

The Aiyyaa actress asserts that “so many actresses have already proven that marital status is not important”. “A film not doing well also happens to actors who are not married and who don’t have babies. Just because a married actress comes back and her film is not doing well lets not blame her personal life,” she said. The Mardaani actress concluded by saying: “Let’s keep it casual and say that the film was not good that is why the film did not work or the film is really good and that’s why the film is working.”

View gallery: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji spotted at Mumbai airport

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Apr 252018
 

Veere Di Wedding actress Kareena Kapoor Khan plans to do more projects in the coming months

Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan. Pic/Yogen Shah

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, excited about Veere Di Wedding, her first release post-pregnancy, has promised she will do at least one film every year. At the trailer launch of Veere Di Wedding here on Wednesday, Kareena said: “Right now I want this movie to release. I wanted to be a part of (this film) and I am happy about it. I haven’t thought about what I’m going to do next. Let’s see, Taimur (son Taimur Ali Khan) is just 16 months old.

“So I want to spend more time with him. After the release of this film, I will take three months’ time to decide my next project. But I promise to do at least one or two films a year.”

There were rumours that Kareena was offered a role in Salute, an upcoming biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma. But she said; “If I sign any film, I will make a formal announcement of that.”

It was during the shooting of Veere Di Wedding that Kareena’s pregnancy news came out.

Asked about the experience of shooting the film, Kareena said: “I got pregnant after signing the film, so I told Rhea (producer Rhea Kapoor) about it and that they need to take someone else. As a producer, she stood by me. She decided to change the character to be pregnant.

“But then I told them that I can’t do this. However, it was Rhea’s conviction that she said, ‘Let’s just wait for some time’.”

Kareena is one of those commercially successful actresses who has not only continued her work just after marriage with films like “Ki & Ka” and “Udta Punjab”, but also didn’t shy away from flaunting her baby bump.

“I am so lucky to have a husband who is so understanding. He told me to go to the gym and go back to the studio and take my son along to set an example. Yes, we (women) can do both,” added Kareena, who is married to actor Saif Ali Khan.

Veere Di Wedding, releasing on June 1, also features Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. It celebrates woman power.

Kareena had a joyride working with the team.

She said: “I’m lucky that I’ve worked with Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. I’m sure everyone wants to work with them. But I wanted to get out of that commercial zone and big Bollywood movies and work in a movie like this… where there’s a lot of teamwork.”

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Apr 252018
 

Veere Di Wedding, directed by Shashanka Ghosh, revolves around four friends attending a wedding

Sonam Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor Khan
Sonam Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor Khan at the trailer launch of Veere Di Wedding. Pic/Yogen Shah

Kareena Kapoor Khan is Sonam Kapoor’s “favourite hero” she has worked with. Sonam and Kareena star together in Veere Di Wedding, which also features Swara Bhaskar and newcomer Shikha Talsania. At the film’s trailer launch here on Wednesday, Sonam was asked that since the film does not have a male lead, what was her experience like.

She said: “My favourite hero I have ever worked with is Kareena Kapoor. I am telling you, it is the easiest thing to work with other women.

“Unfortunately, our conditioning is such that people expect women to pull other women down and compete with each other. But what’s amazing is to actually work towards the same goal and create the best possible version of something. If all girls come together, they can literally move the world.”

When asked why haven’t there been enough films about female bonding, other than “Aisha” which also starred Sonam, the actress said: “‘Aisha’ wasn’t a friendship film. It was a film about a girl and her friends. But this film is an ensemble film that is about each girl’s journey. Each of us has an equally important story to tell.

“Of course, the story is about one of the friends getting married and it is from her perspective.

“It is a story about friendship, about girls… And I don’t think such a film has been made before where it is entertaining, it is fun, it has got romance, dance and drama. It has got everything. Why can’t women headline a female commercial film which has a story about girls?

“Hopefully, with everyone’s support, I think this will bring about a change in the kind of films which are made and the kind of roles written for us.”

Veere Di Wedding, directed by Shashanka Ghosh, revolves around four friends attending a wedding. Presented by Balaji Motion Pictures, Anil Kapoor Films and Communication Network and Saffron Broadcast and Media Ltd, the film is scheduled to release on June 1.

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Mar 262018
 

Recently, Kareena Kapoor Khan walked the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra in Singapore. However, she was trolled for looking like a “malnourished” person and advised her to start “eating”

Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan was trolled for this photo with her bestie Amrita Arora. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/amuaroraofficial 

Kareena Kapoor Khan is one dedicated actress, but her dedication is not only limited to flaunting those exceptional acting chops on the 70 mm. She has wooed the hearts of many and has been an inspiration to many by regularly hitting the gym and losing the post-pregnancy weight. The 37-year-old has achieved her goal and has regained her perfectly sculpted body.

However, Kareena Kapoor‘s fans aren’t entirely impressed with the way the actress has started to look now. The actress walked the ramp in Singapore for her favourite designer Manish Malhotra with Amrita Arora. The latter shared some behind-the-scenes post from the ramp walk on Instagram and the post was flooded with awful comments.

She was asked to start eating and gain weight. Comments such as “Kuch kha liya karo,” and she resembles a “skeleton” because of her toned midriff. “Seems like Kareena underwent some treatment to look skinny,” added another troll. The trolls also suggested that she looks malnourished.

“What happened to Kareena? She looks like a skull,” wrote another follower in the comment’s section. Some also said that the actress looked older than her age. “Amrita looks fab and you look aged.”

She has regularly been spotted hitting the gym and there are many work-out videos of the actress on the social media.

Also Read: Proud Kareena Kapoor Khan Showers Gauri Khan With Praises

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Mar 112018
 

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, the grandchild of legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, says nepotism does not exist in the Indian film industry

Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, the grandchild of legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, says nepotism does not exist in the Indian film industry. The actress was present at The India Today Conclave 2018 along with her sister Karishma Kapoor on Saturday. In a conversation with journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, she was asked if nepotism exists in the film industry.

Kareena replied: “There are so many superstars from yesteryears and not all of their children are a superstar. If nepotism exists, they would have been a big star by now.”

“The fact that Ranveer Singh has become the new superstar of Bollywood who does not come from a film family proves the fact that they become superstar out of their sheer talent and hard work. Nepotism does not exist,” she said.

“I think it is about the talent that takes you where you go. When you are on-screen, anybody can make or break you; anyone can make a judgment on you irrespective of you are a daughter or grandchildren of someone,” said Karishma.

“And for a youngster who has a huge family and legacy behind, is much tough to make a mark,” she added.

While they were countered by Sardesai that “but Kangana (Ranaut, actress) said otherwise”, Karishma said: “People can have their opinion and we should respect each opinion.”

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Feb 232018
 

Soha Ali Khan has released a fresh picture of daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and nephew Taimur Ali Khan with Kareena Kapoor Khan. The picture is going viral and the fans are crushing over it

Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and Taimur Ali Khan
Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and Taimur Ali Khan with their mums – Soha Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan respectively. Picture Courtesy: Soha’s Instagram account.

Soha Ali Khan took to her Instagram account to share one of the cutest pictures ever! She shared a photo of herself holding daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and Kareena Kapoor with her son Taimur Ali Khan. In the photo shared, Inaaya is seen wearing a blue little frock with a neat ponytail, the princess more or less twinned with her aunt Kareena, who is seen wearing a kaftan kurta of the same yellow and blue colour. While Soha sported an all-black attire, Nawab Taimur Ali Khan was at his casual best in a grey tee and royal blue pant.

It’s adorable to see how momma Kareena Kapoor is concerned with Taimur Ali Khan holding his tee in his mouth. Soha also shared another thoughtful picture of these almost twin cousins – Inaaya and Taimur are seen carpooling. Social media is going bonkers over these photos and are commenting things such as, “Gorgeous siblings..God bless”, “Omg m dying heaven”, “Cuteness overloaded” and many such heartfelt comments were flooded on these pictures.

Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and Taimur Ali Khan
Inaaya Naumi Kemmu and Taimur Ali Khan playing in a car. While Taimur is a pro at handling cameras, baby Inaaya looks curious.

A few days ago Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu’s adorable daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu was spotted at Bandra with momma and it had left Twiterratis confused. Inaaya is growing up to be a spitting image of Taimur Ali Khan and shares an uncanny resemblance to him. She is undoubtedly social media’s new crush, has a striking resemblance to her cousin Taimur. With Taimur already a sensation on the net, Inaaya is on her way to becoming one.

Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu were blessed with their first child, daughter Inaaya, on September 29. The Golmaal Again actor had issued a statement to share the news with his fans. “We are over the moon thrilled and delighted to share that we have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl on this very auspicious day. Soha and our gorgeous baby are doing well. We thank you for your kind wishes, love, and blessings,” Kunal Kemmu had said in a statement.

Also Read: Inaaya Naumi Kemmu’s Striking Resemblance To Cousin Taimur Ali Khan Confuses Twitter

Soha Ali Khan had been advocating prenatal yoga. She shared photos on her Instagram and showed how to stay fit during the nine months of pregnancy. Like her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan, Soha Ali Khan was up and about during her pregnancy. She endorsed products related to pregnancy like oils to keep stretch marks away and mineral water which is beneficial during the nine months. Unlike several Bollywood women who go missing as soon as they realise they are in the family way, Soha, like Bebo, did not shy away from shutterbugs.

The actress recently turned author with her debut book, ‘The Perils of Being Moderately Famous’, which is a collection of humorous and bizarre stories on her life as a royal princess and a moderately famous celebrity, as she likes to call herself.

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