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Made in China: Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy share their Navratri memories

Lead Cast of Made in China – Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy share their Navratri memories

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Mouni Roy and Rajkummar Rao in Made In China

Joining in the festive spirit of Navratri are none other than the actor par excellence – Rajkummar Rao and his co-star Mouni Roy who celebrate the onset of the season with a special feeling and connection. This year, on Diwali, the duo will be seen headlining the story of a small time Gujarati businessman from Ahmedabad who makes it big after a crazy turn of events for Made in China. The film is set and rooted deeply within the Gujarati culture making this festival count more this year.

Talking about his Navratri memories, Rajkummar says, “I grew up in Gurugram, and over there, Navratri was about pooja-path and fasting, and watching Ram Leela being performed by local actors. I used to observe the fast with my mother on all the nine days. I do that even now, though I can’t continue for all the nine days. At that time, I saw garba only in films. During my years in the Film and Television Institute, we used to celebrate all the festivals. I had a Bengali friend with whom I would visit Durga Puja pandals. Now, Patralekhaa  and I visit pandals together and offer prayers. We’re regulars at a pandal in Andheri and we’ve also been to Dadar Shivaji Park. I’ve also been to many garba-dandiya pandals, where I’ve always felt a high energy among people. The same festival is celebrated differently across India and everything co-exists. That’s the beauty of a country like ours.”

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Admitting that he loves dancing, Rajkummar shares, “I enjoy dancing and garba is among my favorite dance forms. It’s so synchronized and beautiful to look at. In fact, I love dancing so much that I have danced in random baraats with people I don’t know. Uske baad kai baar jaake shaadiyon mein khaana bhi khaya hai. During my years in Gurugram, I was part of a dance group and have performed Bhangra, Odissi, Haryanvi and Rajasthani folk dance forms. It’s something that makes me very happy.”

Delving into her memories around Navratri or Pujo festivities, Mouni says, “Navratri is celebrated across the country in different ways. Call her Maa Durga or Ambe, she is the Mother we worship. As children, Durga Puja was very special — pandals, onjoli, dancing, enjoying some amazing food, hanging out with friends and wearing new clothes. When I was studying in Delhi, I would go back home (Kolkata) to be with my parents during the festival. When I came to Mumbai, I was introduced to Navratri celebrations and garba outings. I see the same enthusiasm here, too — dandiya raas, garba, colourful clothes, young and happy faces, and some fabulous music.”

Also read: Mouni Roy on Rajkummar Rao: “His inputs have been very valuable and helped me to become a better version of myself”

She adds, “When my father was alive, I would leave Mumbai and head back home for Pujo, but now, my mother comes over and stays with me. I try and make time for onjolion Maha-Ashtami and the other days, too.”

Given that Made In China is entrenched in the flavour of Gujarat, you can’t help but wonder if the dancing queen was adept with garba or not. It’s known that both Mouni and Rajkummar have the knack to pick up dance moves easily. Ask if they had a chance to do some garba raas in Made In China, and Mouni replies, “I don’t know how to do garba all that well. I can manage the steps, but every dance form has its own flair and bounce. I had to work hard to get that right. In the film, we don’t have an outright garba song, but it’s a wonderful dance number.”

Set to release this Diwali, Made In China is produced by Maddock Films in association with Jio Studios. The film directed by Mikhil Musale and also stars Boman Irani, Sumeet Vyas, Gajraj Rao and Paresh Rawal. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.


THIS makes us look forward to watching Sara Ali Khan on screen in Coolie no. 1.

Just Check out the steps of Sara with Govinda!

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Sara Ali Khan has been winning us with her spectacular portrayal and presence ever since her phenomenal debut, where she swept in all the accolades as the best debutant. Up next, Sara is already gearing up for the release of her project, Coolie no. 1 alongside Varun Dhawan.

Like us, even Sara has been a no.1 fan of Govinda and at a recent award show she confessed how it was her dream to dance on his songs. It was more than a dream come true for her when she shook a leg with the original ‘Coolie’ star, Govinda on ‘Main toh raste se ja raha tha’ and that totally makes us look forward to watching Sara Ali Khan on screen in Coolie no. 1. Beaming with joy, the actress’ presence is enough to light up the stage and screens. With excitement at its peak, the audiences are waiting to see more of Sara on screen!

Sara is all set to step into the shoes of Karisma Kapoor in the official remake of David Dhawan’s ‘Coolie No. 1’ with Varun Dhawan and we can’t hold onto our excitement. The remake also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajat Rawail, Rajpal Yadav and Johnny Lever in pivotal roles.

Keeping her indomitable spirit intact and known for speaking her mind, Sara has always impressed the audiences with her wit and won many fans, testimony to the same is her massive social media following.  Be it her versatile acting, her connect with the audiences or growth in her craft, the actress truly makes for the most sought after and talented star in the league.

On the work front, Sara Ali Khan has two massive projects lined up in Coolie No.1 and Atrangi Re. While Coolie No.1 pairs her opposite Varun Dhawan in lead, Atrangi Re will have Sara share the screen with Akshay Kumar and Dhanush.

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. Btw, did you notice, he moved to sit from the back to infront of the Stage here 😂 so he can see Sara closer LMAO *sorry for my assumption hahahaa* . Sara bilang dia akan mengeluarkan film barunya Coolie No.1 yang mana itu remake dari filmnya Govinda dulu, dan Sara juga bilang dia ngefans sama Govinda dari dulu sering nonton film2nya dan dulu tiap nonton film Govinda dia selalu nyanyi dan nari dan sekarang dia pengen nari sama Govinda di stage secara langsung. . @saraalikhan95 #Saraalikhan #saraalikhanupdates #kartikaaryan #sartik #sarakartik #kartiksara #LoveAajKal #coolieno1 #atrangire #varundhawan #akhsaykumar #princess #bollywoodjodi #bollywood #lovestory #compilation #couple #kartik #sara #saifalikhan #ibrahimalikhan #kareenakapoor #taimuralikhan #amritasingh #poselikekartikaaryan

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Ananya Panday reveals details about her first audition ever!

The actress had auditioned for Alladin but adds that she cannot sing at all which was needed

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Ananya Panday is an actress who has made a huge chunk of space for herself in the Indian film industry with just her debut in ‘Student of the year 2’. The actress has an endearing vibe to herself and has received enormous appreciation and admiration for her film.

In a recent interview, Ananya opened up about the first movie she auditioned for. When the interviewer asked Ananya if she remembered her first audition ever, she said with a gracious smile, “I remember when Alladin had come to India, a bunch of people auditioned for it. So I remember we had to record a video and I recorded it on my phone for which I wore this red outfit. I had to read the dialogues for Jasmine and the scene went really well”.

The actress further added, “But then they were like you have to sing and I cannot sing to save my life and I was like what should I do should I make someone else sing and pretend like its me and mouth it. I really got rejected for that. I don’t think we really ever stopped auditioning. I was supposed to audition last week as well”.

Ananya Panday has been extremely busy juggling between major projects – from Khaali Peeli alongside Ishaan Khatter and, Shakun Batra’s film alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Deepika Padukone.

Recently announced film was announced which also marks her first ever PAN India release and will see the actress star alongside Vijay Deverakonda.

Ananya has a gigantic following on social media as well which further proves the actress’s popularity. Besides from appearing in films, Ananya is also the face of many iconic youth-related brands.

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“Stories and characters also have so much variety to offer”, says Sanya Malhotra

The Dangal girl says through films she needs to live different characters.

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Sanya Malhotra is nothing but a treat to the eyes on-screen as she has always given the best of performances, bringing breakthrough characters. Popular as the Dangal girl, the actress has a lot to her credit within a short span of time since her debut.

Going down the memory lane, Sanya says, “I grew up watching different kinds of shows and films and read so many different authors.”

“Today, I feel the need to lead different lives with different characters. The good part is that stories and characters also have so much variety to offer”, she further adds on how the scenario for her has changed today.

“When I am choosing a role, I follow my instinct. If my mind gravitates to a role, I take it up, regardless of the length. I don’t calculate much, and I have enjoyed everything I have done so far; none of the characters I have played is anything like the real me”, says Sanya which proves for her nothing matters except the connect she feels with the character she chooses to play, which inturn connects with the audiences well.

 “Everyone who gets into films does not get a chance to experience and experiment so much, like I have”, shares Sanya who in a short span has carved a special space for herself in the industry.

Sanya is having a busy time as she has three projects lined up all different from one another, allowing Sanya to experiment and connect with the audiences in versatile and different ways.

The actress is truly a package of passion and entertainment with her dancing and her acting. In 2020, the actress has a glorious array of characters she is going to give us on-screen. Sanya’s upcoming projects include ‘Shakuntala Devi’ where Sanya will be playing Anupama Banerjee while sharing the screen with Vidya Balan, Guneet Monga’s Pagglait and Aurag Basu’s Ludo.

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