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Akshay Kumar: My age doesn’t concern me, it affects others

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Be it his noble deeds of contributing to grief-stricken areas, or doing a film in a genre that not every actor would take the risk of doing— Akshay Kumar loves to take the lead in everything he does. Even when it comes to actors resuming work during Covid-19 crisis, he was the first one to step out for an ad shoot and now, busy on a start to finish schedule for Bell Bottom in Scotland, he’s one of the first actors to be shooting a full fledged film during the pandemic. In an exclusive chat, the actor talks about how the new normal is looking like, his birthday plans and why he, too, feels theatres should finally open.

It’s been almost a month of shooting in Scotland, how’s the new normal looking like on a film set, and how are you getting used to all of that?

Apart from being humbly aware that I’m a very lucky man to be one of the first actors in the world to shoot a feature film in these unprecedented times, I’m also aware that many are struggling in all walks of life the world over, and I wish everyone the best to get through this difficult year, it’s not easy but never give up.

Is there any one particular thing that you’re really missing on set during Covid-19 times or any positive you’d like to point?

As most of you know, I enjoy being a versatile man, I like to adapt to my surroundings however possible, as much of a change as this is, it’s already an ingrained part of my life, quarantining, sanitizing regularly, wearing masks, keeping distance from those outside of my bubble etc. It’s what life is about now, I don’t want to live in fear. Most of us are all aware the deadliest thing in the world is a virus, measures need to be taken seriously, no one is exempt from this, but for me, it’s time to move forward taking as much precautions as possible. What I miss the most is hugging and shaking hands of those I respect, love and admire outside of my bubble, that’s the only thing that makes me sit back and remember how warm and welcoming life was before this pandemic. But health and safety comes before anything especially now, this version of life isn’t forever, it’s just for now, we all need to focus on self, social & societal improvements, then and only then can we better our future.

Since your wife and kids are also there with you, is that a kind of relief that you get to unwind once you’re back with them after shoot? Or is there a sense of worry too given the virus scare?

I’m blessed, lucky and relieved that my whole family is with me. First thing we did after quarantine was take a walk in the park together and played with this one tennis ball my daughter luckily carried with her — our lives were made. Of course there’s a sense of worry and concern even though it’s much safer in Scotland right now — Covid is around every corner — but all we can do is be sensible, take all precautions necessary and try to move on with our lives safely. My family knows, myself and everyone around me is taking extra special care, there’s nothing more we can do now than be brave and safe, as we are all in this together.

Akshay Kumar to launch FAU:G

  • On Friday, Akshay Kumar announced that he would be launching a multiplayer action game called Fearless And United: Guards, FAU: G, to support PM Narendra Modi’s Atma Nirbhar movement. “…Besides entertainment, players will also learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers. 20% of the net revenue generated willbe donated to#BharatKeVeer trust,” the actor shared on social media. In a statement, he said, “For youngsters in India, gaming is becoming an important form of entertainment. With FAU:G, I’m hoping that as they play the game they will learn about the sacrifices of our soldiers and also contribute to the families of the martyrs; and with this each one of us has the ability to support PM Modi’s vision of Atma Nirbhar.”

You’ll turn 53 on Wednesday, and yet again, you prove that age is indeed just a number for you, as you continue to give young actors a run for their money with your unmatched fitness. Does turning older by a year ever makes you fear that things would soon change for you in terms of work, offers or anything else?

My age doesn’t affect me, it’s others that it concerns (laughs). Every actor has a shelf life, either via popularity, opportunities, hard work, and sometimes, age, if you’re lucky enough to reach that far. Either way, there’s a time in every man/woman’s life where they have to hang their working hat up. Do I need to worry about that now? I hope not, but, yes, I’m aware that I’ve had an incredible 30 years in this industry already, but another 30 would be a dream, if possible. So, it’s back on the bicycle for me, gotta keep my fresh face glow on for it’s these pretty newbies that are the ones giving us old dogs a run for our money (laughs).

 

And what are your birthday plans this year? Now that you’re with family, anything special in store for the special day?

Now that’s something you’ll have to ask my wife and kids, for they’re the ones planning my birthday, but for sure I’m shooting that day. My Bell Bottom team is super cool, so it’ll be lots of games, home made pizzas by my master chef of a son, and I’m hoping he makes me his famous cheesecake or Cinnamon buns, they’re so good they made even Mr Mahesh Bhupati drool with pleasure. Either way, I’m surrounded by my family and that’s all that matters. I’m grateful to still be here, I’m grateful for having the best fans in the world who I know will send me videos of them reading to the blind, feeding the poor and donate their kid’s toys to orphanages. My fans are literally the best blessing about my birthday; they celebrate me by being incredible to others and for this I’m eternally grateful for all their love, support and genuine kindness. I’m unbelievably lucky to have all that I have.

We saw your promo of Into the Wild with Bear Grylls and your fans can’t wait to see the full episode. Knowing the adventure streak in you, how was the experience of being on the show? Was there any particular reason you agreed to be on the show?

In all honesty, I think Bear and I were destined to meet. We’re like brothers from other mothers, or ‘two peas in a pod’ like Bear would say (laughs). Whether it was Man vs Wild or any of Grylls adventure programs, any adrenaline wild junkie would be obsessed with anything and everything he does, he is just like his name a Wild Bear that survives anything and everything. We believe in the same training, we have so much passion for nature, stunts and pushing ourselves to our limits, age playing a factor only when we allow it to. Bear is as humble as they come, full of life and nurture, we both walked away from our day In The Wild as more fuller men.

 

Also, your contribution to Assam and Bihar floods’ victims has once again made people laud the fact that you always take the lead when it comes to helping people. Do you look at it as a pressure on you as a public figure or a responsibility as a citizen?

Actually, neither. It’s more to do with my responsibility as a human being. While growing up, I remember my parents telling me this and hence, for as long as I can remember, I’ve followed this one simple rule. In 24 hours, do one good thing. It could be anything, big or small, monetary or a mere act of kindness, something which helps someone and trust me, you’ll sleep like a baby. So in a way, you can call me a little selfish, as I do it to sleep better (smiles).

In addition to this, you also shared a video urging people to help the lesser privileged who’re struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. Was there a moment when their plight hit you hard and you felt like sharing this thoughtful message with everyone?

Somewhere I felt our local vendors had no one speaking for them. Like for instance, the film industry workers have their unions and other bodies supporting them but these people have no one, so it was just a simple appeal to the public. We all have a bhaji wale bhaiya, a fruit wale uncle, bread wale bhaiya etc, who’re a part of our lives and being privileged if we can help them, by just buying what they are selling, we can all come out of this pandemic together.

Talking of the pandemic affecting various sectors, the film industry has also taken a big blow. And as theatres continue to remain shut even during Unlock 4, the multiplex owners and producers have expressed strong displeasure. As an actor and a producer, what’s your view on this?

I think like how various sectors including airlines, malls, gyms etc. have started functioning taking all the necessary precautions, it’s about time theatres also get a go-ahead from the authorities, but only and after only taking satisfactory safety measures for the audiences. Not only will this help bring some stability to the film industry but help so many people’s livelihood who’re associated with multiplexes, plus it’ll also bring the audiences some cheer in these drab times.

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Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

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Gaurav Chopra and wife Hitisha Cheranda welcomed a baby boy on September 12 in Bengaluru. He has been sharing a lot of pictures with his baby boy and it’s super cute. However, recently he shared a video of himself holding his little prince and singing an adorable lullaby for him. Gaurav Chopra had lost both his parents recently but he became a father as well during this time. The actor is thankful to God for this gift but also misses his parents. Along with his video, Gaurav also penned down a long note where he spoke about embracing fatherhood and also remembered his father. He wrote, “Both of us are two weeks old today … Our #princeChopra and me , the infant #daddy ..both learning .. this is the #lori I sing to him ..he’s kind enough to ignore the lack of rhythm and tune .. and falls asleep each time … sometimes both the infants : him and me fall asleep ..he loves to wriggle and snuggle into my neck ..” Also Read – Gaurav Chopra’s adorable lullaby for his little prince will leave you emotional

“Had mentioned this song in a previous post .. had improvised this for a scene in #uttaran , its originally from #kabhikabhie ..Hope you’re kind enough to ignore the besuri singing as well..??? Tomorrow it shall be a month to my father passing away …While I take baby steps to become a daddy ,he guides and mentors me from within .. If only …Sending out love and wishes and asking for blessings ,like always …” Take a look at his post here: Also Read – Gaurav Chopra shares the FIRST picture of his baby boy, and it’s super cute!

Gaurav Chopra spoke about the feeling of becoming a father for the first time in an interview with Bombay Times. He said, “I am so happy that we have got the baby home now. Hitisha, her parents, grandmother and I take turns to look after him. Hitisha’s friends, and my brother and bhabhi decorated the entire house when we brought him home from the hospital. It was an emotional moment and I missed my mother the most. She would have been ecstatic if she were here to see her grandson.” Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, Nia Sharma, Bigg Boss 14 — here are the TV newsmakers of the week

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Mandar Chandwadkar aka Mr. Bhide’s social media account gets hacked

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SAB TV’s popular and longest show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is riding the success high as it recently completed 3000 episodes. The show is a nation wide success and there’s no one who doesn’t know the characters of the show. But recently one of the popular characters of the show Mr. Atmaram Bhide played by Mandar Chandwadkar’s social media account was hacked. He took Palak Sindhwani aka Sonu’s social media account to make the announcement to his fans and followers.

Palak who play Mr. Bhide’s daughter Sonu posted the video informing everyone about Mandar’s account getting hacked. She also wrote, “*URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT**Hello, everyone, This is to inform you that I’m not operating my Instagram id since last 4 days , I.e., @realmandarchandwadkar so if anybody is receiving messages from my id, consider that it’s been hacked, please spread the word! I’ll inform you once I’ll get access to my Instagram id, till then take care, I’ll update you all soon.

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Written Episode Update

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 29th September 2020 Episode starts with Riddhima checking the teddy. Vansh comes and says did you see Ishani, she isn’t in her room. Ishani thinks I may get caught. Vansh sees the teddy and says Ishani, come out. Aryan worries. Ishani comes out. Everyone comes out. Vansh scolds Aryan. Aryan asks why do you always accuse me, I gifted her the teddy, I didn’t know she will do this, maybe Riddhima has helped Ishani escape. Vansh says because I know Riddhima can never do this, I reached your room and got your blank cheque, why did Ishani give this to you. Dadi slaps Aryan.

She says you were making Ishani run away, why are you taking revenge, I would have ousted you from the house. Vansh asks her to calm down. He says you would have ruined our family respect, its good Riddhima saw you and stopped, go and get ready, its time for the rounds. Ishani sits in the mandap.

Vansh asks Riddhima to have juice, she didn’t have anything since morning. She asks did you know. He nods. She thanks him. He says let me thank you, you saved my life and today my respect, I would have lost Ishani today, its my mistake, I failed to keep an eye on her, thank you so much, why do you look so worried, is everything fine, I don’t believe in keeping favors. She recalls everything and says I wanted to tell you something, about my past, when I was out of the house…. before marriage… Vansh stops her. Ye pyaar hai…plays….

Vansh says it was your past, we are married now, we are together and it matters to me, you also learn to live in present, you will be happy. Pandit says its time for kanyadaan. Dadi says Ishani’s dad isn’t alive, Vansh and Riddhima will do the kanyadaan. Ishani thinks I will ignite fire in your life. Pandit says Riddhima didn’t wear any suhaag sign. Riddhima says sorry, I forgot to wear it. Vansh says its fine. He takes the sindoor and fills in her maang. Kabir and Anupriya look on. Kabir says so much happened and its not affecting her, how. Vansh makes Riddhima wear the mangalsutra.

Pandit does tilak to him and gives the gathbandhan cloth. Vansh and Riddhima tie the gathbandhan cloth for Ishani and Angre. Riddhima recalls his words. She recalls their marriage. Ishani and Angre take the wedding rounds. They perform the rituals. Vansh sees Riddhima. Anupriya says I think Riddhima forgot the past and moved on, she has fallen for Vansh, what will we do now. Kabir says my pawn has gone blind in love, she has to come back to me at any cost. He vents anger on himself. Riddhima asks Dadi not to worry. They see Vansh shouting on the call. Vansh says you should send the file to Khurana by tomorrow. He goes. Riddhima says he looks worried. Dadi says he stays angry when he is hungry, it was Ishani’s marriage, he didn’t find time to have anything, did you have anything, you both are same, like kids, caterers would have gone, wait, I will make something. Riddhima says I will cook something for us, don’t worry. Kabir says time has come…. He gets angry.

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