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Virat reviews ‘Zero’, calls wife Anushka’s performance outstanding

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Mumbai, Dec 24: Indian captain Virat Kohli says he loved his wife and actress Anushka Sharma’s performance in her latest film “Zero”, which has received a mixed response from the audience and critics.

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Virat took to Twitter to praise Zero, especially his wife’s performance.

“Saw ‘Zero’ and loved the entertainment it brought. I enjoyed myself. Everyone played their parts well. Loved Anushka Sharma’s performance because I felt it was a very challenging role and she was outstanding,” Kohli tweeted on Sunday.

Virat is currently on a cricket tour. He was spotted at a mall in Melbourne where he is supposed to have watched the film.

Anushka plays a specially-abled scientist in the Aanand L. Rai directorial that stars Shah Rukh Khan as a dwarf and Katrina Kaif as an alcoholic movie star.

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Apart from Kohli, celebrities like Anurag Kashyap and Swara Bhasker have also shown support to the movie that has received flake from some for its “flawed writing” and its second half.

“Really really liked ‘Zero’. Barring one sequence where all the stars gather post interval, which disconnected me. No easy resolutions, stretching the imagination… it’s really a brave film. It engaged me throughout. I really feel its the people’s expectations that disappoints them,” Anurag tweeted.

Swara, who worked with the director in films like “Raanjhanaa” and “Tanu Weds Manu”, “loved every second of ‘Zero'”.

“Aanand, SRK, (writer) Himanshu Sharma redefine what hero and heroine are for Bollywood. The hero a dwarf and a loser (cocky though), and the heroine on a wheelchair; and the film refuses to let us see them through the prism of their disabilities,” she tweeted.

Screenwriter Kanika Dhillon, known for films like “Kedarnath” and “Manmarziyaan”, “dedicated” a note to the screenwriters and told them “don’t dwarf your dreams”.

She wrote: “I realised ‘Zero’ is perhaps one of the best, bravest and one of the most important films of the year.”

“Be it the incomplete characters, which refuse to bow down to their weaknesses, they entertain and endear! People were whistling and clapping at the dialogues in the first half, and then it takes a leap of faith! It takes the dwarf to Mars! From Meerut to Mars!”

She praised Himanshu, a National Award winner, for starting many new trends in story telling. She lauded him for not playing safe.

Youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was also one of those who heaped praise on Shah Rukh’s performance in “Zero”.

Zero brings back the trio of Shah Rukh, Katrina and Anushka after their 2012 film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The film which released on December 21, received the mixed response and the opening collection was less than what was expected of the movie.

After opening at Rs 20 crore, the film showed a slight decline on Saturday with collections of around Rs 18 crore.

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Kangana Ranaut REACTS on working with Salman Khan

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Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is awaiting of her upcoming film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, recently said that she would like to work with Salman Khan, who is busy shooting of his period film titled ‘Bharat’ which releases on Eid this year.

At ‘Manikarnika’s ‘Bharat’ song launch, when Kangana was asked about working with Salman in future.Manikarnika also marks Bollywood debut of actress Ankita Lokhande in the movies wherein she plays the role of Jhalkaribai.

The movie has been co-directed by Kangana herself after Krish left the movie midway to direct another movie.

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Richa Chadha’s 12 different look for Shakeela calendar

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Richa Chadha is not your conventional Bollywood beauty. Fukrey actress knows how to get noticed for her work in a very competitive industry. Richa is always very particular about the characters she plays in the movies. And the next movie of hers is the new experiment.

Richa Chadha will be seen in and as Shakeela next. Shakeela will be a biopic on the famous southern adult film actress Shakeela, who made it big in the low budget film world. The team has thought of an interesting way to promote the movie through a dedicated movie calendar.

It will be for the first time that a calendar of a movie will be launched. Richa will be seen in 12 different avatars in the calendar. Actress Richa Chadha will be featured in 12 different avatars for 12 different months of 2019. Expect it to be quirky and hot. It will be inspired by ’90s pulp films.

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Divyanka excited to be solo anchor of reality show ‘The Voice’

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Mumbai, Jan 18: Television actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is all set to host the singing-based show “The Voice”, which has music maestro A.R. Rahman as a super guru. She is excited as this will be her first reality show as a solo anchor.

“It’s not my anchoring debut. I had done anchoring for award shows earlier. But being a solo anchor for a reality show, dealing with ‘real people’ away from glamour, dedicated towards their art is my first,” Divyanka said in a statement.

The actress is already multi-tasking between her daily show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” and a web series. Now, she has “The Voice” in her kitty as well.

“Its a lot of time management, but I am not complaining. I am loving the fact that I am part of three different genres and am getting the ability to experiment as an actor,” Divyanka said.

“Yes, it’s draining and I know that it’s easier said than done, but I’m sure it’s possible with planning as well as cooperation from my production houses and channel,” she added.

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