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Parineeti brings best out of me while shooting: Arjun Kapoor

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Mumbai,  Actor Arjun Kapoor says his “Namaste England” co-star Parineeti Chopra brings out his best while shooting for a film.Arjun, Parineeti and director Vipul Amrutlal Shah interacted with the media here at the wrap-up party of “Namaste England” on Wednesday.

Both actors earlier featured in “Ishaqzaade”, and “Namaste England” marks the second time that they have been paired. They will also be seen in “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar”.

Arjun said: “As an actor, Parineeti brings the best out of me because I feel that if you are honest with your co-actor, then automatically, you deliver good results.

“There is not a feeling of fear in me while working with Parineeti as I can tell her to improvise on a certain scene or ask her to do some more retakes together. There is no sense of insecurity among us in terms of outdoing each other. So, you look forward to work with such actors because eventually it helps both the actors to perform a good scene. That is the reason I enjoy working with her.”

Arjun said they have also witnessed a lot of ups and downs in their careers.

“It’s been almost seven years since we did our first film together. We were really young while shooting ‘Ishaqzaade’. So, there has been a lot of gap… Both of us have been in touch, but I think we have witnessed so many ups and downs in our personal and professional life, but while working on ‘Namaste England’, we didn’t feel like we have shot a film after six years.

“Now, both of us have worked with each other in two back-to-back films. So, I think we should take a break working with each other.””Namaste England” is a sequel to the superhit film “Namastey London”.

“It’s a franchise that has been loved for so many years. ‘Namastey London’ had iconic songs, scenes and visuals, so to be part of that world, and to be working with Vipul sir who has earlier directed that film, gives me an amazing feeling.

“It’s also a strange feeling because sometimes you want to be part of some films and I clearly remember that I watched ‘Namastey London’ with Katrina Kaif (who was the film’s leading lady), and today I am talking about wrapping shooting of ‘Namaste England’. So, it’s very surreal in that sense,” he added. The film will release on October 19.

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Shilpa Shetty faces racism at Sydney airport

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Sydney,  Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Sunday alleged that she faced an unpleasant experience for being “brown” at the Sydney airport over her cabin luggage. Upset by an official who was curt, she says people’s tone must not change with preference to colour.

Shilpa, who dealt with racism in 2007 when she was a contestant on the fifth season of the British reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” — which she went on to win — faced the latest experience while boarding a plane for Melbourne from Sydney.

The 43-year-old took to Instagram to share the ordeal with a Qantas Airways lady staff member over a cabin luggage, which was deemed as ‘oversized’ at the check-in counter.

A furious Shilpa wrote: “At the check-in counter, met a grumpy Mel (that’s her name) who decided it was ‘okay’ to speak curtly to ‘us’ (brown people!) travelling together. I was flying business and had 2 bags (my allowance) and she insisted and decided my half empty duffel bag was oversized (to check-in), so she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with ‘oversized luggage’.

“There a polite lady (yes this one was) said, ‘This is not an oversized bag, please check this in manually if you can at another counter’ (all this happening while the counter is going to shut in five minutes).

“As the manual check-in wasn’t going through for five minutes (we tried), I went upto Mel and requested her to put the bag through as her colleague said it wasn’t an oversized bag. She refused again… Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconvenience.


“We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that rude Mel had issues! To which another colleague joined in and reiterated my duffle wasn’t oversized and could’ve easily been checked in.”

The “Dhadkan” actress said her intention to narrate her experience is to make Qantas Airways take cognisance of the matter.

“Their staff must be taught to be helpful and tone can’t change with preference to colour. ‘We’ are not pushovers and they must know that being callous and rude will not be tolerated,” she added.

Along with the note, Shilpa also posted a picture of her bag and asked her followers “whether it is oversized or not”.

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Kriti Kharbanda shares screen space with Ranveer Singh

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Mumbai,  Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who was seen on the big screen in “Yamla Pagla Deewana : Phir Se”, will now share the frame with actor Ranveer Singh — but for an ad commercial.

Kriti will feature with Ranveer in an advertisement commercial for paint brand Kansai Nerolac. They shot for the commercial recently at a suburban studio.

“It’s an honour to be part of such a prestigious brand that has existed for decades now and considered as the leader in their segment. It was a great opportunity to share the screen space with Ranveer and I had a whale of a time shooting with him for the commercial,” Kriti said in a statement issued on her behalf.

The actress has earlier been seen in films like “Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana” and Guest in London”. Her next movie is Sajid Nadiadwala’s multi-starrer comedy franchise movie “Housefull 4”.

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Alisha Khan hopes to share frame with Mahesh Bhatt

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Mumbai,  Actress Alisha Khan, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film “The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City”, says she hopes to share screen space with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in her next project.

Alisha was interacting with media for promotion of her forthcoming Tariq Khan directorial “The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City”, which will see Bhatt as an actor.

Asked about working with him, Alisha said: “I didn’t get the chance to work with him in this film, but I watched him closely during shooting and it was an amazing experience.

“I hope he will act again. I have signed an untitled film with Tariq (director) which will be written by Mahesh Bhatt. Since he acted in this one, I hope I get the chance to share screen space with him in the next project.”

On the film’s story, Alisha said it talks about reality.

“There are seven beautiful stories that you will be able to watch in the film. And the relatable emotional aspects are what you see everywhere in life and it will really touch your heart.”

Alisha was last seen on-screen in “Dare You” in 2016. Why the gap?

“‘Dare You’ was a completely different script. It was based on rape and I was playing the victim in it… It was also a very realistic film. I enjoy being part of realistic films.

“The gap between the two films was only because I was waiting for a film that will motivate me. I really believe in Tariq. He is a very talented man and he made all of us very comfortable while shooting for the film. It was a very homely feeling working with him.”

Alisha made her southern film debut with “Thakiduthatham” in 2016 and has also feature

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