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EXCLUSIVE: Shiv Panditt on Khuda Haafiz, prepping to play an Arab commando, Vidyut Jammwal and OTT release

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Pinkvilla recently got into a candid chat with Shiv Panditt where he opened up Khuda Haafiz, his preparations for the role, the film releasing on OTT platform, and his bond with the Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, and the team.

Shiv Panditt is one of the most talented and versatile actors we have in the entertainment industry. Whether it is TV, films, or web shows, the actor has proved his mettle on all platforms. Fondly remembered as Inspector Hanuman Prasad Pandey Sab TV sitcom F.I.R, Shiv is all set to enthrall fans as an Arab commando in his upcoming film Khuda Haafiz. Starring Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi in the lead roles, the actor play a never before seen character of ‘Faiz Abu Malik’, a macho and tough Arab commando. 

Pinkvilla recently got into a candid chat with Shiv Panditt where he opened up about his character in Khuda Haafiz, the tough physical and combat training he had undergone for playing a commando onscreen, his views on the film releasing on the OTT platform, and his bond with the team. Revealing why he decided to take up Faiz Abu Malik’s character, Shiv said, ‘I have never done such a role in my career. It was new and intriguing. Usually, we see foreign actors playing characters belonging to other nationalities in Bollywood movies. So, when I got a chance to do something different, without a second thought I was up for it.’ 

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Ask him how did he pick the Arabic accent, Shiv shared, ‘Frankly, I have taken an Arab diction course to get the dialect. I was busy shooting for a web series while learning the language, and it was difficult to switch between two different characters simultaneously. However, luckily smartphones proved to be of great help. I recorded my videos while practicing the language, and analyzed them later. Their speaking style is very different, it is not typical as they stress on different alphabets. I had to make sure that my face is not looking odd onscreen while speaking because if that happens the audience will not be convinced with my portrayal.  I had to sink into the character completely. Speaking Arabic was tricky, but I’ve put in all efforts to make it convincing.’ 

The handsome hunk will also be seen pulling off a series of high-octane stunts in the action thriller. When asked how he did prepare and transform himself physically, Shiv opened up about his challenges, and shared, ‘I was bulkier before. For this particular character, it required me to be very shredded, lean, and athletic. When I was finalised, I had very limited time to get into shape and used to train for 2-3 things different things in a day.  I had my own trainer, who helped me with everything, including functional training.’ 

Apart from rigorous physical training, Shiv upped his skills under the guidance of well-known action director Andy Long Nguyen. Andy is known to have been the stuntman of Hollywood icon, Jackie Chan. ‘Later, I trained with Andy, who was the action director on the sets. Andy has his own 3 to 4 weeks of action rehearsal. He taught me Keysi fighting technique, Krav Maga, involving close-quarter combat and grappling moves. We also did a lot of freehand exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, squats, and more, along with 40 minutes of a bodyweight workout. I was training throughout the day, and by the time I use to go for a shower, I would be exhausted,’ the 33-year-old actor explained. 

Like many other films, Khuda Haafiz will release on the digital platform ditching the regular theatrical way, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. When asked what are his thoughts on the film taking a digital route, Shiv shared, ‘To be honest, I would have loved the film to be released in the theatres. The screen size, larger than life feeling that you get in the theatres is overwhelming. Having said that, I’ve done a big film on OTT which got worldwide acclaim, so I know the power of OTT. If the content is good, you’re bound to get a good response. Luckily for us, we have a Disney Hotstar, it is a very big platform with a wider reach and great viewership. Amazingly, we’re able to provide entertainment to people in their homes during a pandemic, keeping them safe and also helping them save some money.’ 

Khuda Haafiz is all set to release on Disney Hostar Plus on August 14, 2020. Inspired from true events, the film also has Annu Kapoor, Aahana Kumra in pivotal roles. 

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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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