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Exclusive! Ranveer Singh reveals why rappers feel Gully Boy is their film

Ranveer Singh calls Gully Boy a homage to Divine, Naezy; credits all rappers for their creative value addition to the film

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Ranveer Singh brought in 2019 riding high on the success of Simmba. And going by the response the Gully Boy world premiere got at the Berlin Film Festival, looks like Ranveer might have his first hit of 2019. The star is excited about the Zoya Akhtar directorial. And we can’t wait to see what the desi junta has to say about the movie. Not just that, Ranveer is actually thrilled to be doing a film on rappers. In fact, he is elated that they have a sense of belonging and ownership of the film.

In an exclusive chat with Cine Blitz, Ranveer shares that while the film is loosely based on the rappers Naezy and Divine. But he is not playing either of them! He says, “Gully Boy is loosely based on them and that is the theme. But it is an original character creation. The film in a sense pays homage to Divine and Naezy.” As for so many rappers who are talking about Gully Boy, Ranveer says, “They feel a sense of ownership that could be the reason for it. When I signed the film two years ago, I was not sure where Indian hip-hop would be? We are on the threshold of explosion! This is not just music, it is a kind of a revolution, a kind of kranti if I may say so.”

The star adds, “They (the rappers) understand that the scene is going to get mainstream exposure. Therefore I feel a sense of ownership. They feel it is theirs, and it is important to us. We have made it with an inclusive creative collaboration process. They understand that they feel scene ko badhawa milna chahiye. And so they are giving so much love and energy and creative value addition. It is all these little things that has made the film what it is today.”

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy also stars Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin. It is slated to release on Valentine’s Day (February 14). Anyway, how excited are you for Gully Boy? Do let us know in the comments section below! In the meantime, stay tuned to Cine Blitz for all Bollywood news and updates.

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Jeetendra and Jaya Prada show off their dance moves in Super Dancer 3

Jeetendra and Jaya Prada grooved to their iconic songs and performed with the contestants on Super Dancer 3

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This week on Super Dancer 3, we saw some amazing, passion fuelled performances from the contestants. But the highlight of the latest episode was the fact that Jeetendra and Jaya Prada came together on the show and joined the three judges – Shetty Kundra, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapoor. The legendary actors, who have worked together in more than 20 films, not only graced the show but also set the stage on fire. Yes, you heard that right. The duo took the centre stage and danced on their iconic song which left everyone awe struck including the judges. Apart from that, a lot happened on the episode. Read on the know all the details.

1) Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Jaya Prada sizzle on stage

Shilpa Shetty and Jaya ji set the stage on fire by dancing on Nau Lakh Ka Haar and Jayaji remembered all her moves. She danced with so much passion and elegance that Shilpa had to stop and watch her graceful moves.

2) The Rickshawala’s of Mumbai come to support Akshit

It was an emotional moment for the Bhandari family as a group of rickshawalas came together and showed support for Akshit. They even acknowledged the fact that he has worked really hard to reach where he wanted to. Also, in full support was his mum who got teary eyed while watching her son perform.

3) Jeetendra and Jaya Prada dance to their iconic song

The veteran actors danced on their iconic song Taufa Taufa Taufa, Laya Laya Laya and got everyone starstruck with their moves. They of course received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges.

4) Jaya Prada gifts a lovely saree to Akshit’s mother

The veteran actress-turned-politician was really touched by the fact that Akshit’s mother had made several sacrifices for her son to get on the show. Jayaji gifted Akshit’s mother a pretty pink saree and she was obviously gobsmacked by the gesture. On being gifted the saree, Akshit’s mother bawled and rushed to touch Jayaji’s feet.

5) Jaya Prada performs with Rupsa and Dafli Waale

Rupsa was privileged enough to perform with Jayaji on the hit dance number Dafli Waale. It was one of the sweetest moments to witness on stage as Jaya ji wooed the audience by performing with the younger contestants of the show. Rupsa, in fact, matched the dance steps with Jayaji.

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Randeep Hooda takes part in horse riding league despite suffering an ankle injury

Apart from acting, Randeep Hooda is one determined horse rider

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Randeep Hooda is not just an amazing actor who has proved his mettle onscreen but did you know that he is a great horse-rider as well? Yes, that’s right. Randeep was busy shooting for Dhaka in Thailand with Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth but he returned to India recently. He then took part in the National Equestrian League in Mumbai but unfortunately, the actor suffered an ankle injury. Although, he’s in a state of recovery and rest, it has not stopped him from participating in another league that will take place next month. This is what we love about Randeep – his Passion! Despite having his ankle sprained, he is determined to do what he loves and is also keen to recover as soon as possible.

Talking about his participation, Randeep said, “The Regional Equestrian League is happening in Mumbai after 33 years at the Mahalaxmi Race Course this year. The club was keen that I participate”. He also said that he was a little out of practice. Further, he added, “As a rule, if you fall off the horse, you are disqualified. Unfortunately, during the race, my horse stopped mid-way. In my bid to hold on to it, I had to exert a lot of pressure on my ankle, and ended up with a sprain.”

The actor, inspite of the injury, took part in the second qualifying round that was held on Monday (18 February). He said that he had been taking painkillers for a quick recovery and revealed that since his next race was on February 25 he still had a chance but till then, will be taking ample amount of rest. Work wise, apart from Dhaka, Randeep also has one more film on his plate and that is the historical drama The Battle of Saragarhi. Keep reading CinéBlitz for more Bollywood news.

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Salman Khan shares an emotional moment with Sooraj Barjatya at Raj Kumar Barjatya’s prayer meet and it will melt your hearts

Salman Khan attended the prayer meet with several other Bollywood stars.

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We lost yet another exceptionally talented producer Raj Kumar Barjatya on Thursday (February 21) and the news of his demise shocked everyone. A host of celebrities attended the funeral and the prayer meeting that held today (February 23) in his memory. Swara Bhasker, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Soni Razdaan, Bhagyashree to name a few were in attendance at the prayer meet. Salman Khan also arrived at the venue and paid his condolences to the family. Later, our cameras even spotted the Being Human superstar sharing an emotional moment with his close friend and filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya.

Talking about the picture, we can see Khan holding Sooraj Barjatya’s hands and talking to him about something. The two are standing near a stage and one can see Raj Kumar Barjatya picture as well. Dressed in an all-black outfit, Salman made sure that he was present with the Barjatya family during their loss. Anupam Kher, on the other hand, took to social media and paid his tribute. He wrote” Deeply saddened to know about the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji. Had known him since my 1st film #Saaransh. Most humble & amazingly knowledgable human being. Had a childlike curiosity. I loved speaking to him for hours about goodness. He practiced it. Will miss him. #OmShanti.” Anyway, Check out Salman and Sooraj’s picture right here.

Salman Khan with Sooraj Barjatya at Raj Kumar Barjatya's prayer meet

For those who are unaware, Salman shared a special bond with both Sooraj Barjatya and his late father Raj Kumar Barjatya throughout his career. Under their direction and home banner Rajshri Productions, Salman has delivered blockbuster films like Maine Pyaar Kiya Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Hum Aapke Hia Kaun and many more. Raj Kumar Barjatya’s father Tarachand Barjatya gave he birth of this famous and successful banner. Their production house has even produced many critically-acclaimed films such as Dosti, Tapasya, and Saaransh to name a few. Raj Kumar Barjatya passed away after suffering from a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. He was 75. We wish his soul rest in peace.

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