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Elli AvrRam, Mandana Karimi, Evelyn Sharma: Foreign imports in Bollywood reveal how it is to be an ‘outsider’ in the film industry

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Insiders, outsiders, nepotism, favouritism — these four words and their existence in Bollywood, have come back into the spotlight in the last one month since actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise. The unfortunate incident stirred many debates, one of them being how outsiders are treated in the film industry. And the outsiders we’re talking about, are the quintessential foreign imports in Bollywood, and how is the journey for these actors who come to India for work, and belong to different countries and nationalities.

Actor Mandana Karimi, who was born in Iran, says it’s really tough when you’re entering any new society or business, where you’ve no idea about the language or the country.

“If an Indian wants to become an actor, they can get into work right away. For someone like me, I’ve to learn the language, make friends, understand how things works, there’s always that extra effort,” points the 32-year-old, who has starred in films such as Bhaag Johnny and Kya Kool Hain Hum 3.  

Karimi adds there are specific kind of roles one gets boxed in as a foreigner, either due to their fair skin, or accent. “You’re white, so it’s easy to get typecast. I had this whole idea of trying to be Indian, looking like that and trying to fit in. I think my struggle was that. The moment you try and be someone you’re not, it becomes difficult. You’ve to accept being a foreigner and add your flavour to a role,” she says.

Former Bigg Boss contestant,Claudia Ciesla is another example of a foreigner making her space in Bollywood. A Polish-German, she admits accepting it early on that there’ll be only a specific kind of role that she’ll get. “I’m a foreigner, so I can’t play an Indian, same way Priyanka Chopra Jonas won’t be able to play a foreigner in Hollywood films. It’s because of the way we look. That’s a normal thing. Katrina Kaif made it so far because she’s half Indian, but I’m not,” she says, adding that “If it’s not fine with someone, they can always go back to their country, everybody has that option”.

For Swedish Greek actor Elli AvrRam, who also shot to fame after Bigg Boss,and then went on to star in films such as Malang and Mickey Virus, confesses it’s “extremely tough” as there’s already a perception about foreigners, which is completely wrong. 

“It’s not only in terms of roles, but it’s also difficult being a foreigner in the city. Then for people to actually take you seriously and think that you’ve actually come here because you love Bollywood, and not to make some quick money – it’s a struggle,” she says.

The 29-year-old says another perception that she continues to deal with people thinking ‘Does she know Hindi, will she be able to act in Indian cinema, understand the emotions?’ AvrRam quips, “It’s like a preset notion, woh nahi kar paayegi. People get shocked when they hear me talk in Hindi, I’m amazed myself.”

Evelyn Sharma concurs that being of a different nationality proved to be an obstacle in her career. “People thought I’d be comfortable doing skin show or intimate scenes onscreen because I’m a foreigner. I was almost getting stereotyped to play such characters, which is why I’ve not taken up those sexy roles in thrillers and horror films. That’s not me,” says the German model-actor, who prefers to rather do fun roles in comedies which would “tap my half-indian-and-half-foreigner identity”. 

Elaborating on this, Karimi retorts that nobody should be able to tell an actor what characters they fit into. “Many people have come here as foreigners and got stuck into the whole mindset that a foreigner can’t do this. You shouldn’t let people tag you. It does take time to get out of that stereotype. That’s a problem when people eventually bracket you into ‘hot, sexy, who doesn’t know much Hindi’ type. But two-three years ago, I decided I don’t want to do that kind of stuff,” she shares.

Ciesla sums it up by saying that just because they have to face challenges doesn’t mean that they’ll regret their skin colour or nationality. “Everybody has advantages or disadvantages. Only because I’m white, I won’t cry ‘Oh My God, I won’t get work in India’ Why?’ I’m not stupid, I’m not here to waste my time and I’ll not be ashamed. I’m white and proud of whatever background I come from,” she maintains.

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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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Telecast Date:29th September 2020
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