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Soha’s tweet feast

Actress Soha Ali Khan has completed a year of tweeting on micro-blogging site Twitter and calls it her “longest social-networking commitment”. “One year on Twitter today! It’s been my longest social-networking commitment - thanks to all of you for keeping it nteresting (sic),” Soha, 34, posts.

She is currently shooting for War Chod Na Yaar, which is being directed by Faraz Haider and produced by AOPL Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

 The movie also features actors such as Sharman Joshi, Javed Jaffrey and Mukul Dev and
the team has wrapped up schedules in Bikaner and Delhi.

Special gift for Ranveer

There are many Bollywood actors who are known to be bike enthusiasts and Ranveer Singh is no exception.

Rumour has it that director Vikramaditya Motwane has gifted Ranveer the bike he is seen riding in the upcoming period-drama Lootera after finding out that the actor fell in love
with it. Ranveer is seen riding a vintage bike in the film, which is set in 1950s in Kolkata. These bikes aren’t manufactured anymore and only a few of them are left in the country. “Ranveer fell in love with the vintage motorcycle and he wanted it, so it was gifted to him,” Motwane says in a statement. This is the second film directed by Motwane after his critically-acclaimed debut film Udaan.

Lootera, a love story, also stars Sonakshi Sinha and is scheduled to release on July 5.


Thankful to her parents

Ace Bollywood choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan is thankful to her parents for having pushed her to focus on her career when she wanted to settle down and get married at the age of 21.

Farah is known for choreographing several hit songs including Pehla Nasha, Ek Pal Ka Jeena, Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala, Munni Badnaam Hui, Sheila Ki Jawani, Anarkali Disco Chali and Fevicol Se among others.

She simultaneously turned film director with Om Shanti Om in 2007 and also debuted as an actor last year with Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.

Presently, Farah is judging a dance reality show with choreographer Marzi Pestonji.

“Had I not gotten into Bollywood, I would have been happily married and had kids by the time I was in my twenties,” Farah admits. But the film-maker is thankful to her parents for their support and encouragement.

“Had it not been for my parents, I would have definitely gotten married at the age of 21. I too had planned on getting married after turning 21, but it was my parents who asked me to concentrate on building a career as well,” she recollects.


‘I was living in a cocoon’

After making a successful debut in southern cinema with Chirutha, Neha Sharma was disappointed when her Bollywood debut ‘Crook’ bombed at the box office. She admits that she was in denial for quite a while after that. “Honestly, my first (southern) film was a huge hit, so I didn’t expect my first film here (in Bollywood) to fail. I had seen that high in life and didn’t know that this was a possibility too. When it didn’t do well, I was in denial and disappointed. I was obviously living in a cocoon,” Neha says candidly.

“I want to do good work. The first failure affected me. That is why I did Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum,” adds the actress, who mentions that she wouldn’t have done the adult comedy had her first film worked. “It’s something that I would not have done as it is out of my comfort zone. But I was like, if this is what works, then why not do this?” she explains.

Neha believes that it is important for newcomers, who don’t have a film background, to have box-office success. “You have to have box-office success. Only then will people show interest in you. This is something that surprises me. I don’t think it is about talent or looks, it is primarily about box-office success,” she says. But she doesn’t take success or failure seriously any more. “I have done four films and I understand it is not something that you can control. It is part of the business. No actor can just have failures and no actor can just have successes,” she says. “I don’t get affected whether a film does well or doesn’t. But you do want your films to do well as you put in a lot of hard work,” Neha adds.

The actress admits that she always nurtured the dream of being a fashion designer and acting just happened along the way. “I always wanted to be a designer and I loved clothes and everything to do with them. When I got a Telugu film, it happened out of the blue. At that point of time, I didn’t realise how big it was.

I really enjoyed my journey. Then I was like this is exactly what I want to do,” she
recollects.

Her next film is Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, which is coming out on June 7.

   Directed by Sangeeth Sivan, the film also stars Dharmendra as well as his two sons — Sunny and Bobby. 

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