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 102018
 

Arjun Kapoor on collaborating with Raid director, Raj Kumar Gupta, for a thriller based on India’s 2012 secret mission to capture India’s most wanted terrorist

Arjun Kapoor and Raj Kumar Gupta
Arjun Kapoor and Raj Kumar Gupta

With Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Namastey England and Panipat, Arjun Kapoor will be seen straddling diverse genres of romantic thriller, romantic comedy and period drama. Now, the actor has given his nod to Raj Kumar Gupta’s next, India’s Most Wanted. The thriller is said to be inspired by a secret mission that was conducted between 2012 and 2014 to capture one of the country’s most dreaded terrorists.

Arjun Kapoor, who plays an intelligence officer, tells mid-day, “The film revolves around an event that transpired recently, but not a lot of people know about it. My character is straight out of a real-life incident. It intrigues me to play such a role.” The youngster believes that it will be exciting to collaborate with the Raid director who belongs to the school of gritty cinema. “He was the first director to call me after watching Ishaqzaade [2012]. He said he was looking forward to working with me some day. When he narrated the script of India’s Most Wanted to me, I felt proud of my motherland and its unsung heroes.”

To be shot between Nepal and Delhi in a start-to-finish schedule in July, the movie is slated to hit screens in May 2019. Gupta says, “I am looking forward to my collaboration with Arjun and producers Fox Star. He is a sincere actor and the best choice for the role.”

Also read: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding: Ranveer Singh and Arjun’s funny ‘Masakali’ rap

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Apr 282018
 

As per reports, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s wedding planner is scouting for an international location for the couple’s wedding

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

After Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s big fat Indian wedding, all eyes are on one of the most adorable couples in Bollywood – Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Although the couple never made it official, their actions prove otherwise. The couple is expected to get married by the end of this year. On the other hand, preparations for Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding have also begun, which will reportedly happen on May 8.

While there was news of Ranveer Singh and Deepika ditching the exotic international locales to tie the knot in Mumbai itself, there is another fresh development to it. A Mumbai Mirrorreport states that the couple is planning an international destination wedding. It states that both families of the actors are completely engrossed in the wedding’s preparations, in Bangalore and Mumbai. The report also suggests that they have hired a wedding planner, who is scouting an international location for the wedding. No location has been zeroed in yet.

The source close to the development told the publication, “Both Ranveer and Deepika are extremely private and do not wish to have a lavish wedding with a long guest list. The ceremony will be away from the media glare, classy and intimate, with only family and close friends in attendance. That’s the plan.”
Also, two receptions in India are also being planned. “One of them will definitely be in Mumbai, the venue is being finalised,” revealed the source.

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer’s love-story sparked on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela (2013).Their chemistry spit fire on screen, thus making them the ideal couple. In between, there were rumours of their relationship hitting a rough patch. However, their public display of affection managed to quash these rumours.

Also Read: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone Marriage: Fans Confused Over Their Wedding Date

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Apr 282018
 

The train will travel across the Golden Line converging on the Swiss Alps. It will be inaugurated by the star on April 30.

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh now has a train named after him in Switzerland. As brand ambassador of the country, the authorities decided to take the Padmaavat actor’s association a bit further.

The Ranveer On Tour is for the hordes of tourists from India that Singh has brought to their country. The train will travel across the Golden Line converging on the Swiss Alps. It will be inaugurated by the star on April 30. He is also said to have a huge fan following among the Swiss folk.

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Apr 262018
 

Switzerland, the country known for its rich culture and traditions welcomed their favorite traveler actor Ranveer Singh back, in a grand way. The actor was completely immersed in Swissness the moment he landed in Zurich

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh

Switzerland, the country known for its rich culture and traditions welcomed their favourite traveller actor Ranveer Singh back, in a grand way. The actor was completely immersed in Swissness the moment he landed in Zurich. Ranveer, who is the first Indian ambassador for Switzerland Tourism, will be visiting the Lake Geneva region. “Switzerland… It’s my kind of country! No matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new to explore. This time around I’m visiting the Lake Geneva region… This part of Switzerland is quite a hidden gem that I can’t wait to discover,” Ranveer said in a statement.

The region includes the Montreux also called “the pearl of Swiss Riviera”, Lausanne — the Olympic capital, surrounded by vineyards, a trio of hills rolling down to the lake and a medieval cathedral; and Lavaux, a Unesco world heritage site. The welcome party greeted him in typical Swiss Tradition, with the warm sounds of the traditional Alphorn while the choirs yodelled away! The ever so magnetic Ranveer Singh could not help but try out the Swiss instrument himself. We can’t wait to see what comes next!

Here are some pictures and videos of Ranveer Singh in Switzerland:

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Apr 252018
 

Videos of actors, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif and Shraddha Kapoor dancing at a sangeet ceremony in Delhi have surfaced online

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

A few days ago, Bollywood’s best movers and shakers – Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, and Shraddha Kapoor attended a grand function at a high-end hotel in Delhi. They showed their signature steps and entertained the audiences with their brilliant performances grooving to hit songs from their respective films. However, a zee newsreport says that the “latkas and thumkas” by the actors were at a sangeet ceremony. A day ago, Shraddha had taken to her Instagram account to share her excitement on attending the year’s biggest haldi ceremony. Whose haldi ceremony? That is yet to be revealed. 

Shraddha KapoorShraddha Kapoor

In the videos surfaced online, Ranveer Singh is seen in his Bajirao avatar from the film, Bajirao Mastani, and groove to his energetic song, Malhari. The spectators were chanting his name while he danced his heart out to other numbers, Ainvayi Ainvayi from his debut film, Band Baaja Baaraat.

Katrina Kaif showed off her classic moves from her hit number, Kaala Chashma and kept everyone glued to her performance. On the other hand, Shraddha Kapoor created magic with her mesmerising performance on Teri Galiyan from her film, Ek Villian.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranveer has wrapped up Zoya Akhtar’s film, Gully Boy. The film also has Alia Bhatt in a pivotal role. He will next be seen in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba and Kabir Khan’s ’83. Whereas, Katrina will be seen in Aanand L Rai’s, Zero.

Shraddha Kapoor has her hands on Saaho alongside Prabhas and Batti Gul Meter Chalu with Shahid Kapoor.

Also Read: Varun Dhawan Paid 5 Times More Than Katrina Kaif For Their Dance Film?

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Apr 202018
 

Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen as a street rapper in his next film “Gully Boy”, shared a throwback photograph with international rapper Snoop Dogg. Ranveer tweeted the selfie on Thursday

Ranveer Singh and Snoop Dogg
Ranveer Singh with Snoop Dogg in his throwback post

Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen as a street rapper in his next film Gully Boy, shared a throwback photograph with international rapper Snoop Dogg. Ranveer tweeted the selfie on Thursday.

Ain’t nuthin but a G thang #throwbackthursday tha #doggfather@SnoopDoggpic.twitter.com/kpi5DoPpUW

— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial)
April 19, 2018

“Ain’t nothing but a G thang. Throw back Thursday the Dogg father… Snoop Dogg,” Ranveer captioned the image, hinting at Snoop Dogg’s “Nothin’ But a G Thang” song.

Ranveer Singh‘s Gully Boy is helmed by Zoya Akhtar, and he will share screen space with actress Alia Bhatt. The movie is backed by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment.

Also read: Gully Boy Ranveer Singh shares quirky picture on Instagram

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Apr 192018
 

Ranveer Singh is playing a rapper in his next film ‘Gully Boy’. Now as if on cue, the actor shared an epic throwback moment on his social media account with a famous international rapper.

Taking to Instagram, the actor shared a picture of himself with the American rapper Snoop Dogg. In the picture, both can be seen baring their teeth for the camera as they make funny faces and it looks like the two had a great time. Ranveer also quoted one of the most famous songs of the rapper, which he sang with Dr Dre and he captioned the click as, “Ain’t nuthin but a G thang #throwbackthursday tha #doggfather @snoopdogg.”

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Apr 042018
 

Hrithik Roshan will burn the dance floor at IPL 2018’s opening ceremony after Ranveer Singh’s exit

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan has stepped in as a replacement for Ranveer Singh at the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Wankhede Stadium on April 7. The Padmaavat star had to bow out due to an injury sustained while playing football.He has been strictly advised by doctors to avoid performing at the opening ceremony of the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season on April 7.

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh

However, a statement on behalf of Ranveer’s spokesperson said that the actor will continue to shoot for his upcoming film “Gully Boy” as per its “shooting schedule which is not physically strenuous since only performance-based talkie scenes are left to be shot.”

Yesterday, Ranveer tweeted, “It’s a labral tear in my left shoulder. I intend to come back strong (sic).” As soon as Ranveer excused himself, the organisers approached Hrithik to get the crowd grooving with his moves.

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Apr 032018
 

Ranveer Singh has injured his shoulder while shooting for his film and therefore the star won’t be performing at the opening act of Indian Premier League (IPL)

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt

Ranveer Singh’s fans were elated to see their favourite star perform an electrifying performance at the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League (IPL). Unfortunately, the Padmaavat star won’t be performing at the IPL anymore, courtesy – his shoulder injury. Ranveer took to his social media account to inform his fans about it and wrote, “Thank you for the good wishes everyone. I’m good. It’s just a labral tear in my left shoulder. I intend to come back stronger. Love you all (sic).”

Many of the stars and his fans wished him a speedy recovery. However, what caught our attention was Alia Bhatt‘s ‘get well soon’ tweet. She addressed Ranveer as ‘Tutu’, which indicates that is his nickname. Isn’t it as funky as Ranveer Singh himself!?

Wishing you a speedy recovery tutu ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ? https://t.co/b1j19NNt4N

— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08)
April 3, 2018

This was Ranveer’s reply:

Thanks lulu ðÂÂ?ÂÂ?ÂÂ?âÂÂ?ÂÂ?ðÂÂ?½ https://t.co/LbRaVr3GH3

— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial)
April 3, 2018

The Bajirao Mastani star had injured his shoulder during a football match. He has been strictly advised by doctors to avoid performing at the opening ceremony of the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season on April 7. Ranveer Singh was spotted with his arm in a sling over the weekend and even on Monday at Shankar Ehsaan and Loy’s recording studio in Bandra with Zoya Akhtar. He sustained injuries during a football match recently.

“After multiple medical checkups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh not to perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he was doing the grand finale act. They feel his high-energy performance would only overstrain his shoulder and aggravate the injury,” the actor’s spokesperson said in a statement.

However, Ranveer’s film shoot has not been disrupted. “Ranveer will continue to shoot for Gully Boy as per its shooting schedule which is not physically strenuous since only performance-based talkie scenes are left to be shot,” the spokesperson added.

Also Read: Ranveer Singh On Shoulder Injury: I Intend To Come Back Stronger

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