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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.

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Witness a heartwarming journey of friendship and ambition in Netflix’s Upstarts, come 18th October

We’re all just one great idea away from changing our destiny. That’s the story of Netflix’s upcoming film, Upstarts.

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Raise your hand if you’ve spent hours and days with your buddies discussing the great business ideas that you’re convinced will make you rich and famous. We’re all just one great idea away from changing our destiny. And that’s the story of Netflix’s upcoming film, Upstarts. Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, has today announced that Upstarts will release exclusively on the service on 18th October 2019, to over 151 million members across 190 countries.

Produced by Bandra West Pictures Upstarts features Priyanshu Painyuli, Shadab Kamal, Chandrachoor Rai, Sheetal Thakur, Rajeev Siddhartha, Swati Semwal, along with well-known actor Eijaaz Khan, in lead roles. The film has been directed by Udai Singh Pawar with Raja Krishna Menon as the Creative Producer.

The story follows the journey of three young college grads Kapil (Priyanshu Painyuli), Yash (Chandrachoor Rai) and Vinay (Shadab Kamal), from small-town India, who are captivated by the startup mania sweeping the country. The three friends now want to set up their own company that will change the world – while making them pots of money, of course! As they enter this roller coaster ecosystem of big dreams, big money and bigger sharks, they face the biggest question: What has greater value, their dreams or their friendship?

Upstarts is the story of numerous millennials in India who dream to make it big on their own, only to discover that the journey to success is a lot harder than they expect. For more news from the world of entertainment, stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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My Next Guest With David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan to launch on Netflix on October 25th

The stand-alone interview launches exclusively on the service on October 25, 2019, to over 151 million members across 190 countries.

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Netflix has announced the release date of the much-awaited special,  My Next Guest With David Letterman And Shah Rukh Khan. The stand-alone interview launches exclusively on the service on October 25, 2019, to over 151 million members across 190 countries. 

Earlier this summer, legendary talk show host David Letterman engaged in a candid and memorable conversation with the beloved cinematic icon who has won a billion hearts around the world, Shah Rukh Khan. The show will be presented as a stand alone special on Netflix and combines two interests for which Letterman is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humour.

Ahead of the conversation, Shah Rukh Khan said, “I’ve watched David Letterman’s late-night talk show for years and I’m a huge fan of his style of interviewing. I’m thrilled, and honoured to share my story with him. That this is on Netflix is even more special – I’m working with the team on various projects and it’s always been exciting partnering with them.”

After interviewing Shah Rukh Khan in front of a live audience, Letterman said, “The best part of this job that Netflix has been happy to provide for me is to meet people. And after each one of these sessions I think to myself, it is a very smart, very lovely person from whom I have learned things. You would maybe be at the top of that list.” Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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Tiger Shroff on Baaghi 3: “You can expect three times the action in the third instalment”

With an excellent performance in WAR, Tiger shroff raised the bar for himself as he will be seen going to the extra mile and performing never before seen high octane action scenes in Baaghi 3.

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Tiger Shroff is basking in the success of his latest release WAR which has turned out to be the finest performance given by B-town’s youngest action superstar. The actor who has a big successful action franchise behind his name has also set many box office records. With an excellent performance in WAR, Tiger shroff raised the bar for himself as he will be seen going to the extra mile and performing never before seen high octane action scenes in Baaghi 3.

Talking about the same Tiger Shroff shares, “WAR has raised the bar for me and my home franchise, Baaghi. The USP of Baaghi is definitely the action and you can expect three times the action in the third installment. I am also looking forward to work with Shraddha Kapoor as we had such a good time together on the set. She’s inspiring to be around.”

Tiger Shroff has established himself as the youngest action superstar of Bollywood who can perform any high octane action sequence with the utmost ease. While enjoying this ecstatic phase of his career, Tiger Shroff has already started shooting for his third installment of Baaghi as we saw some pictures from the set shared earlier by Tiger Shroff.

Tiger Shroff’s latest film WAR which also stars Hrithik Roshan has released and charting whopping numbers on the box office like never seen before and shooting for his home action franchise Baaghi 3. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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