Hours after Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was granted a Y-plus security cover ahead of her visit to Mumbai on September 9, she had accused Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of ?forcefully taking over her newly-constructed office ? Manikarnika Films ? in Khar (West) area. She also claimed that the civic body would be demolishing her ?dream office? of 15 years on Tuesday.
However, Ranaut said, “Because of the criticism that @mybmc received from my friends on social media, they didn’t come with a bulldozer today instead stuck a notice to stop leakage work that is going on in the office, friends I may have risked a lot but I find immense love and support from you all.”
Taking it to Twitter, Ranaut had posted a video alleging BMC officials of forcefully entering her workspace and carrying out unauthorised inspections. She had claimed that the officials would demolish her production house Manikarnika Films.
This is the office of Manikarnika film in Mumbai, for which I have worked hard for 15 years. I had only one dream in my life; whenever I become a filmmaker, I have my own office. But, it seems it’s a broken dream now. Suddenly, some BMC officials have come here today, she informed in a tweet in Hindi.
They have forcefully taken over my office, inspecting everything, harassing my neighbours. When the neighbours retorted @mybmc officials said, Wo joh madam hain, uski kartoot ka parinam sabko bharna hoga (everyone must pay for the ladys behaviour). I am informed tomorrow they are demolishing my property?, Ranaut had added.
Ranaut had said, I have all the required documents including BMC permissions. Nothing has been done illegally in my property. BMC should send me a structure plan to show the illegal construction with a notice. Today they raided my place and without any notice tomorrow, they demolishing the entire structure.
Threatening the national award winning actress to not return to Mumbai, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut had sparked a new controversy after he referred Kangana as haramkhor ladki, in response to her tweet comparing Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Ananya is aware of the fact that showbiz is a very tricky business: Chunky Panday
Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday starrer ‘Liger’ turned out to be a failure at the box office. It was Vijay’s debut in Bollywood and Ananya’s first bilingual film too. But the film didn’t shape up the way it was expected and even Ananya’s father-actor Chunky Panday agrees to it.
Talking about Liger’s failure, Chunky expressed, “Any actor gives his or her 100 percent to a film. And after you finish it, you go out of your way to promote the film. And these days promotional activities are a trend where you even go into masses urging fans to watch it. But sometimes things go wrong and we are depressed about it. And it’s okay, that’s an obvious reaction for any actor to feel devastated. Success or failure can happen with any film, an artist has to live with it and just move on. I’m sure my daughter (Ananya) is aware of the fact that showbiz is a very tricky business.”
Having said that, Chunky feels that one should not ‘overconfident’ or ‘underestimate’ anything in the film industry. “On a film set, almost around 400 people work. And as an actor, we don’t get to see each and every thing as a whole. We are aware of only portions of what’s happening but we don’t know what’s going to be the end result. So, it’s better to take things as they come,” Chunky stated.
Even today, I call up people I want to work with: Sharman Joshi
Sharman Joshi came to fame with romantic-comedy ‘Style’ (2001), his first hit. But, he was already a known face by then with few films to his credit. However, the actor was still trying to set his foot in the industry and had his share of struggle too. In a recent interview, the actor remembered his struggling days.
The ‘3 Idiots’ actor used to call the director for work in those days. “There was a director, who used to have telephone numbers of many directors from Bollywood. I took the list from him and would call them on their landline as those were ‘no mobile’ phone days. One thing that helped me big time was my background in theatre,” shared Sharman.
But Sharman also confessed that some directors’ would also be considerate. “When I would call the directors and they would talk very respectfully, some even called for a meeting. See, people from showbiz business understand what it takes to be here. So whether you work together or not, that doesn’t really matter. In fact, even today, I just pick up the call and dial to people I want to work with,” said Sharman who made his debut in Bollywood with Godmother in 1999.
Mannat se guzar raha tha, toh ek mannat maang li: Ayushmann Khurrana
Like many, even actor Ayushmann Khurrana is a Shah Rukh Khan fan. And when the actor happened to be in Bandra on Sunday, he stopped by in front of King Khan’s house Mannat. In fact, he made a wish in front of the gate looking at Mannat through the sunroof of his car.
The actor shared a picture on his social media page from SRK’s house and captioned, “Mannat se guzar raha tha. Toh ek mannat maang li #AnActionHero #2ndDecember #SRKian” He added the song ‘Baazigar O Baazigar’ from Shah Rukh’s film ‘Baazigar’ along with the picture.
Ayushmann, who’s busy promoting his film, ‘An Action Hero’, received lots of comments from SRK as well as his fans.