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Vedang opens up on working with ‘fantastic co-star’ Alia Bhatt on ‘Jigra’

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Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Vedang Raina is all set to star alongside actress Alia Bhatt, whom he tagged as a “fantastic co-star.”

Without divulging much about ‘Jigra’, Vedang told IANS: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to get an opportunity to work with Alia, someone so experienced and proficient at what she does and the most fantastic co-actor. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity.”

Directed by Vasan Bala, the film is reportedly set to release on October 11. Details about the film are still under wraps.

‘Jigra’, a drama about a sister’s love for her brother and her determination to protect him, is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Alia’s own production house, Eternal Sunshine.

Vedang made his debut with Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’, which made him an instant sensation on social media.

How does he feel about the stardom he has achieved with just one film?

“I don’t know about rage, but it’s obviously a whole new experience for me to have people know me and say good things about the work I’m doing,” said the actor, who plays Reggie Mantle in the film.

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The actor, who is reportedly dating his ‘The Archies’ co-star Khushi Kapoor, added: “It always feels good to be acknowledged for things you work hard for, and so I can only say I’m extremely grateful.”

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For Kritika Kamra, being part of 'Gyaarah Gyaarah' is a 'wish fulfilled'

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Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Kritika Kamra, known for her roles in shows like ‘Kitani Mohabbat Hai’ and ‘Kuch Toh Log Kahenge’, as well as recent appearances in the web series ‘Tandav’, is set to portray a cop in the series ‘Gyaarah Gyaarah.’ She said that being part of this show is “a dream come true” for her.

The trailer of the series ‘Gyaarah Gyaarah’ was launched in Mumbai on Wednesday. It was attended by Raghav Juyal, Kritika Kamra, Dhairya Karwa, Guneet Monga and director Umesh Bist.

At the press conference, Kritika was asked about her belief in the magic of 11:11, to which she responded: “I believe in it now. Being here and being part of this show is a dream come true for me. This moment, sitting surrounded by such talented people, is a wish fulfilled. Coming from where I did, I never imagined becoming an actor and having the opportunity to do all of this, to work with such amazing people from whom I’m learning so much. It feels truly magical.”

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Kritika spoke about her decision to accept this role: “After portraying a morally dubious gangster-like character, I was drawn to playing an upright cop. Equally important to me was the opportunity to learn from talented individuals. The intriguing walkie-talkie moment in the script captivated me. It was the combination of these factors that attracted me to this role.”

‘Gyaarah Gyaarah’ connects two police officers across timelines through a walkie-talkie that comes alive at 11:11 p.m. every day. As the two help each other solve cases, the reality around them changes forever. Directed by Umesh Bist, Gyaarah Gyaarah is co-written by Puja Banerjee and Sunjoy Shekhar. It is bankrolled by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Guneet Monga Kapoor, and Achin Jain.

Starring Raghav Juyal, Kritika Kamra and Dhairya Karwa, it will release on Zee5 on August 9.

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Raghav Juyal's success story is all about 'thodi si mehnat, thoda sa ashirwad'

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Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Raghav Juyal, known as the “king of slow motion,” went from gaining fame with his performances on dance reality shows to garnering attention for his impressive acting skills. He credits his success to his dedication and the support and blessings of the people around him.

After captivating audiences with his negative role in the film ‘Kill’, Raghav is now all set to play a cop in ‘Gyaarah Gyaarah.’

The trailer of the series ‘Gyaarah Gyaarah’ was launched in Mumbai on Wednesday. It was attended by Raghav Juyal, Kritika Kamra, Dhairya Karwa, Guneet Monga and director Umesh Bist.

At the press conference, when asked how he manages to juggle everything, he replied: “Thodi si mehnat, thoda sa ashirwad. I believe it’s a combination of a little bit of hard work and a little bit of blessings. Moreover, I’ve been fortunate to have the support of some incredible people in my life. I think all of this is happening because of that.”

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When asked about what changes he would make in his life if he could go back in time, he responded: “I don’t believe in dwelling on the past. I’m someone who believes in living in the present moment. Also, I wouldn’t want to alter anything that has happened to me in the past because everything that’s happening to me today is a result of my past experiences. If I were to change anything, I wouldn’t know where I would be now.”

‘Gyaarah Gyaarah’ connects two police officers across timelines through a walkie-talkie that comes alive at 11:11 pm every day. As the two help each other solve cases, the reality around them changes forever. Directed by Umesh Bist, ‘Gyaarah Gyaarah’ is co-written by Puja Banerjee and Sunjoy Shekhar. It is bankrolled by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Guneet Monga Kapoor, and Achin Jain.

Starring Raghav Juyal, Kritika Kamra and Dhairya Karwa, it will release on Zee5 on August 9.

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Shivangi Joshi takes time off from work, visits Nada Sahib Gurudwara in Panchkula

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Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Actress Shivangi Joshi, who is known for shows like ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’, ‘Begusarai’, ‘Balika Vadhu 2’ and others, recently paid a visit to Nada Sahib Gurudwara in Panchkula.

The actress recently took to the Stories section of her Instagram, and shared a collage of pictures from her visit.

She took an off from her busy work schedule to visit Nada Sahib Gurudwara.

Shivangi Joshi made her television debut in 2013 and went on to play Aayat Haider in ‘Beintehaa’. In 2014, she appeared as Vishy in ‘Love by Chance’. She later played Poonam Thakur in ‘Begusarai’, opposite Vishal Aditya Singh. The show boosted her career and made her a household name.

Her performance as Poonam earned her a nomination at Indian Telly Award for Fresh New Face – Female. In 2016, she first appeared as Meera in season 4 of ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’.

The same year, she portrayed Naira Singhania Goenka in the hit show ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’. Her chemistry with Mohsin Khan was highly appreciated by the audience and established her as a leading actress in television.

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She was recently seen in the show ‘Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka’.

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Keanu overwhelmed as ‘The Matrix’ clocks 25 years, says 'as an artist, you hope for that'

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Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) John Wick may be a badass but he too has his fair share of vulnerable moments, especially when Keanu Reeves in him takes over. Recently, the Hollywood star choked up as he spoke about his film ‘The Matrix’ clocking 25 years.

The realisation hit Reeves, as he went silent for 20 seconds while trying to find the right words to remember the film, reports Variety.

He told Stephen Colbert during an appearance on ‘The Late Show’: “‘The Matrix’ changed my life, and then over these years, it’s changed so many other people’s lives in really positive and great ways.”

The actor mentioned as he gathered himself: “As an artist, you hope for that when you get to do a film or tell a story.”

As per Variety, Reeves appeared to choke up while adding: “So when you say these years, the amount of people that I have met who have said to me and been touched by ‘The Matrix’ in such a positive way… It’s the best.”

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While Reeves was already an established actor by the time ‘The Matrix’ came around, thanks to his roles in films like ‘Speed’, ‘Point Break’ and ‘My Own Private Idaho’, it was the Wachowski sisters’ 1999 movie that made him a global superstar and an instant icon of the action movie genre.

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Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Actress Pranitha Subhash, who has worked across Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam cinema, is set to welcome her second child.

On Thursday, the actress took to her Instagram and announced her pregnancy with several pictures of herself flaunting her baby bump. She can be seen dressed in a black t-shirt which she paired with denim pants.

She wrote in the caption: “Round 2… The pants don’t fit anymore.”

The actress and businessman Nitin Raju exchanged wedding vows in an intimate ceremony on May 30, 2021. In June 2022, she gave birth to a daughter.

The actress was recently seen in the Kannada film ‘Ramana Avatara’. The romantic comedy-drama film was directed by Vikas and Vinay Pampathi, and also starred Rishi, Shubra Aiyappa, Arun Sagar and Anirudh Acharya in the lead roles.

The actress made her debut with the 2010 Kannada film ‘Porki’. In 2012, she starred in the critically acclaimed film ‘Bheema Theeradalli’.

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She has worked with actors like Siddharth and Mahesh Babu. She was also seen with Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana in the song ‘Chan Kitthan’.

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