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Won’t play a role unless convinced : Patralekhaa


Actress Patralekhaa, who is featuring in the upcoming film “Badnaam Gali” alongside Divyendu Sharma, says the dull phase in her career has taught her not to live on someone’s mercy and only sign up for films she is convinced with.

Patralekhaa of “Citylights” fame says “One of the most important lessons that I have learnt from the tough phase of my career is that if I am not convinced, I won’t play the character. I think for a performer, for an actor, conviction is one of the most important elements and if I am not fully convinced, it shows in my performance.

“So from now on, everything I will do, I will do it with conviction. Also I have stopped taking nonsense from people because we actors are here by choice and we cannot be on anybody’s mercy… No one should make us feel insecure or vulnerable just because an artiste has a sensitive mind.”

Releasing on the OTT platform ZEE5 on Friday, the film “Badnaam Gali” tells the story of a young surrogate mother named Noyonika Ganguly, played by Patralekhaa. The film was shot in Delhi. Take a look at the trailer

“We shot in summer. The temperature was around 42 degrees and I was wearing that prosthetic belly as you know I have played a pregnant girl. It was physically exhausting under that heat. I was sweating all over and I was getting tired, but everything was worth it when we saw the end result,” she said.

Asked about how the story of a surrogate mother has become acceptable for the audience, she said: “The good thing is that time is changing. An unmarried pregnant girl is always a taboo in the society and that is why earlier when actresses like Preity Zinta did that film ‘Kya Kehna’, it was an example.

“Now it is great to see that the audience is receptive towards these kind of stories. That is how actors like us are getting chances to work on good stories. I always choose my films as an audience because I am the first audience of my film.

“Though it is a story told in a lighter manner, it raises some important questions. She is a surrogate mother, an independent girl with a very unapologetic attitude and how society treats her… Digital platforms really have given us the opportunity to some of these progressive stories.”

After “Badnaam Gali”, Patralekhaa has another film in her kitty. It is directed by Pradeep Sarkar, and the actress says it is quite dark and different. “We have room for versatility too,” she said. Starting her career in Bollywood with the film “CityLights”, Patralekhaa has also appeared in the web series “Bose: Dead/Alive”.

She has been through few years of struggle to get good film offers, though critics always praised her performance. While she has an inclination towards playing a strong woman on-screen, she knows that as an actor, she shouldn’t say that “I only want to play such character.” “Yes, my character should have a strong opinion, but she could be vulnerable too. I think that is the intriguing point for me that I look for in every good script,” added Patralekhaa.

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Home News & Gossip Salman Khan grooves on “Urvasi” with Prabhu deva. Check deets inside

Salman Khan grooves on “Urvasi” with Prabhu deva. Check deets inside


Superstar Salman Khan has shared a video of himself dancing to the tunes of “Urvasi urvasi” with dance icon Prabhudheva. Actor Kichcha Sudeep of “Eega” and filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala are also seen shaking legs with the “Dabangg” star in the video shared on Twitter on Tuesday. 

Salman captioned it: “Dance class from the master himself Prabhudheva, Kiccha Sudeep, Sajid Nadiadwala.”

“Urvasi Urvasi” is a Tamil-language song, which was later dubbed into Telugu and Hindi composed by musical maestro A.R. Rahman for the 1994 film “Kadhalan”. The Hindi version of the “Kadhalan” soundtrack is called “Humse Hai Muqabala”. It inspired the title of Rajsirpy’s 1996 film “Take It Easy Urvasi”. 

The 53-year-old star has become very active on social media lately. He has been giving his fans a sneak peek into his personal life, work schedules and fitness regime. 

The actor, who was last seen in “Bharat”, is currently shooting for “Dabangg 3”. Salman Khan will also be sharing screen with actress Alia Bhatt in “Inshallah”.

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Home News & Gossip Journalist Guild of India (EJGI) appreciates Ekta’s apology but will still boycott...

Journalist Guild of India (EJGI) appreciates Ekta’s apology but will still boycott Kangana Ranaut


The promotional event of song ‘Wakhra Swag’ from movie “Judgemental Hai Kya” took an ugly turn yesterday when actor Kangana Ranaut got into an ugly spat with PTI Journalist where the actress misbehaved with the journalist in front of media. Things turned nasty when Kangana questioned a journalist the over his negative remarks on her last release, “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”.

Post the unpleasant incident Entertainment Journalist Guild of India (EJGI) demanded public apology from the production house Balaji Telefilms and actor Kangana Ranaut. Take a look at the video as to how it all started.

Ekta Kapoor’s production house Balaji Motion Pictures on Wednesday issued an apology after receiving widespread flak by the media fraternity over actress Kangana Ranaut’s ugly spat with a journalist.

A statement from Balaji Motion Pictures is issued today which says “A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film ‘JudgeMentall Hai Kya’ actor and a journalist, at the film’s song launch event on July 7. Unfortunately, the event took an unpleasant turn. “While the people involved in it fairly held their own perspectives but because it happened at the event of our film, we, as the producers, would like to apologise and express regret for this untoward incident,” read the Balaji statement.

The Balaji statement, issued on behalf of Kapoor, urged the media “to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film”.

“We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments,” the statement concluded.

After the statement has been issued Entertainment Journalist Guild of India appreciated the step from production house however they still maintained their decision of boycotting Kangana Ranaut and not cover her any promotion.

The actress sister Rangoli has however, added fuel to the fire by putting nasty remarks on the twitter handle of the journalist.

“JudgeMentall Hai Kya” is scheduled to release on July 26.

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Home News & Gossip Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again why he is called Big B. Delivers...

Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again why he is called Big B. Delivers 14 minute long take in one shot


Amitabh Bachchan proved yet again that why is he called Bollywood’s Big B. The megastar, 76, delivered a 14-minute long take in one shot for “Chehre”, leaving the crew in awe of his talent. The film’s producer Anand Pandit lauded his friend Amitabh for it.

Anand Pandit said, “I believe I am blessed to be a part of a film that has this historic scene. Giving a fourteen minute shot is not only difficult but requires dedication of a different kind. And add to it the way Amitji delivered it with finesse. There was pin drop silence on the sets followed by thunderous applause. He is legendary and an inspiration for each one of us,”.

“Chehre” is a mystery thriller with Amitabh and Emraan Hashmi in lead roles. The film is directed by Rumi Jaffrey and produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Big B’s feat for the film was also praised by sound artiste Resul Pookutty.

On June 16, he had tweeted: “Today Amitabh Bachchan marked another history in Indian cinema. Last day, last shot of first schedule of ‘Chehre’… he performed a fourteen minute long submission in one shot and the whole crew stood up and clapped! Dear Sir, undoubtedly you are one of the best in the world.”

To that, Big B said: “Resul .. you give me far too much credit than I deserve or am capable of.”

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