Kriti Sanon on Luka Chuppi’s success: Gives you confidence when your gut feeling resonates with audiences

Mumbai: Kriti Sanon, who is basking in the glory of two back-to-back hits Bareilly Ki Barfi and Luka Chuppi, says success comes with more responsibility and she will continue to give her best to every film.

As her latest film Luka Chuppi is inching closer to Rs 100 crore mark at the box office, Kriti is ecstatic about its commercial success. She was paired opposite Kartik Aaryan in the romantic-comedy.

Kriti Sanon on Luka Chuppis success: Gives you confidence when your gut feeling resonates with audiences

Kartik Aaryan (left) with Kriti Sanon in Luka Chuppi.

“I feel incredibly lucky that Luka Chuppi received the kind of love it did and has a 50-day dream run at the box office. When your gut feeling resonates with your audiences and results into encouraging numbers, it gives you lot more confidence.

I feel more responsible now and want to be better with every film,” Kriti said in a statement here.

The actor made her Bollywood debut alongside Tiger Shroff in 2014’s Heropanti and then went to star in a multi-starrer hit Dilwale.

However, it was Bareilly Ki Barfi that changed things for Kriti, who featured in the film alongside Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao. The film directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwardi turned out to be a sleeper hit of 2017.

Alia Bhatt on Inshallah, RRR: Wasn’t confident I’d be part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, SS Rajamouli’s films

Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, touted as one of the most sought-after young actors in Bollywood, says she was “never confident” of being part of two eminent filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and S S Rajamouli’s films.

Alia feels overwhelmed to be directed by two renowned directors Bhansali and Rajamouli in Inshallah and RRR respectively. She finds both of them similar, when it comes to their passion for cinema.

“For me the bigness, the high is to be working with these two directors. There is a similarity between them, I think they are both obsessed with their films.

Alia Bhatt on Inshallah, RRR: Wasnt confident Id be part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, SS Rajamoulis films

Alia Bhatt. News 18

“They have got such a clear vision with what they do. They are so creative, it is all artistic. I was never too confident that I will be part of either of their films,” Alia told PTI.

It was a long wait for Alia, who had auditioned for Bhansali’s 2005 movie Black at the age of nine, but was rejected.

She adds, “I was hoping for many years to work with him. When one day news came up that he is doing a film I was like why isn’t he coming to me. When he did come to me, I was over the moon.”

Inshallah will see her sharing screen space with superstar Salman Khan for the first time.

Talking about how her pairing with Salman will be presented in the film, Alia says, “I don’t want to talk much about it. I would just say let’s wait for the magician being, Mr Bhansali to reveal its traits.

“He has a certain idea and vision for this film and he will put it out there in front of the world. Till then we should not say much. This film is lovely in every aspect — be it the story or the world that he is creating.”

The shoot for the film is likely to begin from August. And it will co-produced by Salman and Bhansali’s production banners and is reportedly set to arrive in cinema houses during Eid next year.
The Kalank actor is equally excited about RRR, her first Telugu film. And she has started learning the language.

“The Telugu lessons are hard but I am picking it up fast,” she adds.

Recollecting her chance encounter with Rajamouli, Alia reveals, “I had bumped into Rajamouli sir at an airport and I begged him that whatever part he has (for me) I will do it. That time he had not casted for the girl yet.

“He said he was anyway talking about my timelines. So I told him whatever be the timelines, I will make it happen. We made it happen.”

The film stars N T Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan Teja in the lead and Ajay Devgn in a cameo appearance. It is scheduled to release on 30 July, 2020.

The 26-year-old actor was also rumoured to be working with Aamir Khan on a project based on the life of late spiritual leader Rajneesh, popularly known among his followers as Osho.

Commenting on the film, Alia says, “That is not like a confirmed thing so we should not talk about it. I don’t want to talk about the details of what is happening. It is all underway.

Love Aaj Kal 2: Complaint filed against Sara Ali Khan for riding pillion without helmet during film’s shoot

A complaint has been filed against Sara Ali Khan, who is currently shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal 2 in the capital, for riding pillion without a helmet during the shoot. Delhi Police officials have said that necessary action will be taken against the actress after details about the incident are received, perused and verified, reports News18.

Love Aaj Kal 2: Complaint filed against Sara Ali Khan for riding pillion without helmet during films shoot

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media where Sara is seen on a bike with Kartik for the shooting of a particular scene. Whereas Kartik was wearing a helmet, the Simmba actress was spotted without one.

Sharing the video, an anonymous complainant tagged Delhi traffic police on Twitter and demanded that action should be taken against Sara for allegedly violating the law. The complainant also urged action be taken against Kartik for being an accessory to the violation.

She also became subject of heavy trolling on social media because of the incident.

Not long ago, Sushant Singh Rajput was seen riding pillion without a helmet in Mumbai, a day after the release of his film Sonchiriya. However, no police action was taken.

Ajay Devgn on Alok Nath’s casting in De De Pyaar De: Decision to replace him could not have been mine alone

The makers of De De Pyaar De, especially the lead actor Ajay Devgn have received significant backlash for casting Alok Nath in the romantic comedy, despite allegations of sexual assault against him. Tanushree Dutta and Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel led the criticism against Devgn for Nath’s inclusion in the film. Now, Devgn has issued a clarification.

Ajay Devgn on Alok Naths casting in De De Pyaar De: Decision to replace him could not have been mine alone

evgn said that the film was initially supposed to release in October 2018 and the shooting concluded in September. The sequences featuring Alok Nath were eliminated by August. However, they were shot over 40 days across various locations with a combination of over ten actors. He said it would have been difficult to reschedule the shoot with a replacement, due to conflicting schedule of other actors and would have caused monetary loss to the producers.

“Everyone is aware that film-making is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I would have to go with the joint-decision of the entire unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot because this would mean doubling the budget, which again wasn’t my call to make. It would have to be the call of the makers. Had circumstances played out even slightly differently, I would have pushed for a different combination of actors. Unfortunately, this was not to be,” the actor said in a statement.

He asserted that his stand on the #MeToo movement remained unchanged. According to the statement, Devgn said that he did not understand why attempts were being made to single him out as insensitive as the circumstances in this case were out of his hands.

Previously, at the trailer launch of De De Pyaar De, the actor had also explained that the film had been completed prior to the allegations levelled against Nath.