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Want to have six-pack abs like mine? Follow my lifestyle: John Abraham

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He surely sweeps girls off their feet with his chiseled six-pack abs but it doesn’t come that easy. The countrys perfect magazine cover dude, John Abraham, has taken his fondness for fitness to a different level. So much so that he has been refraining from aerated drinks for 23 years. In an exclusive interview with Nation Next, John spoke about his healthy lifestyle, his ?beyond films friendship with Akshay Kumar and why hes happy getting overshadowed by his co-actors in his films.

You have been refraining from aerated drinks for past 23 years. Also, you try to popularise fitness by sharing your workout videos on social media platforms

People should try and follow an actors healthy lifestyle rather than doing silly things to attain a physique similar to that of his. If I can take a lead and, in some way, convince people, particularly youngsters, to lead a healthy lifestyle, it would be great! I like sharing my health secrets with my fans.

You replaced Akshay Kumar in Welcome Back; still, your ?bromance? with him has been the talk of the town…

When I signed Welcome Back, the first person I called up was Akshay and he was so happy that I was doing the sequel of his hit film Welcome. Akshay and I share a relationship beyond films. Usually, we have a great time together; we are friends forever. Hes like my elder brother, for whom I have immense respect.

And what about Nana Patekar? Your chemistry with Nana Patekar was appreciated a lot in Taxi no. 9211 and Welcome Back.

Hes a very transparent and honest human being and if he doesn’t like something, he?ll say it directly. The most heartening thing I’ve heard from him during the promotions of Welcome Back was, I’ve seen the film and I liked it. If I hadn’t liked it, I wouldn’t have come for the promotions. Hes that honest about everything and I appreciate the same. There are very few who are blunt and straightforward and Nana belongs to that rare species. I wish there were a lot more Nana Patekars in this world!

You have worked with senior actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, etc. Did you ever feel overshadowed

One tends to get overshadowed by actors like Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav. In fact, it feels lovely and fantastic to be overshadowed because they are beautiful people. There has never been any kind of insecurity on the sets because we always helped each other.

You bonded well with Shruti Haasan as she taught you dancing and you gave her fitness tips

I feel Shrutis an extremely talented actor and a very good singer. She even plays the piano so well! She acts in Tamil, Telugu as well as in Hindi. Shes got the best from both her parents and is a thorough professional.

 

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Marathi Cinema

Chandrashekhar Bawankule unveils poster, releases trailer of Nagpur film ‘Aamhi Butterfly’

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Former Maharashtra Minister and current MLC Chandrashekhar Bawankule unveiled the poster and released the trailer and songs of the upcoming Marathi film – Aamhi Butterfly – at an event held at Deshpande Hall in Nagpur. The film, which has been shot in Nagpur and other parts of Vidarbha, has been directed by Aniiket Limje and produced by Rajesh Rangari and Shrinivas Shiras.

Many child actors who have worked in the movie are from Vidarbha. During the trailer launch, MLA Tekchand Sawakar, actor Girish Pardesi and other actors from the movie, were present. Aamhi Butterfly is going to be released in August 2022.

Above are some of the pictures from the event!

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Ram Kamal Mukherjee named ‘Best Director’ for his short film ‘Ek Duaa’ at IWMBuzz Digital Awards

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Ram Kamal Mukherjee (R) whikle receiving the ‘Best Director’ trophy at IWMBuzz Digital Awards ceremony in Mumbai

Filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee won the ‘Best Director’ award for his short film ‘Ek Duaa’ at the recently held IWMBuzz Digital Awards ceremony at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The film is produced by Esha Deol Takhtani and Assorted Motion Pictures. Apart from winning the award, it was a special occasion for Mukherjee as two other films he directed also got recognized.

Esha won the ‘Best Actress’ award in the popular categories for her critically acclaimed performance in ‘Ek Duaa.’ After accepting the award, Esha said: “This film is extremely special for me, because I turned producer with this film and I would like to give entire credit to captain of the ship Ram Kamal Mukherjee for bringing such a wonderful subject to me.”

Avinash Dwivedi won the ‘Most Promising Debut’ award for his acclaimed performance in ‘Rickshawala,’ a film directed by Mukherjee. Avinash, who was accompanied by his wife and actor Sambhavna Seth, said: “This is beyond my expectation that today I am getting this recognition as an actor amidst all Bollywood celebrities for my role in Ram Kamal sir’s film Rickshawala. To get honoured for a regional cinema amidst such Bollywood biggie reinforced my faith in good content.”

Gurmeet Choudhary won the ‘Most Popular Actor’ award for his performance in Mukherjee’s film ‘Shubho Bijoya.’ Choudhary said: “Ram Kamal is an amazing story teller. When he narrated this story to me and Debina, we knew that this film will click instantly. I am honoured to receive this award, though the competition was really tough. I thank my fans and jury members who voted for me.”

Other winners at the award ceremony included Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Rakul Preet, Raveena Tandon, Huma Qureshi, Dino Morea, Sikander Kher, Sonu Sood, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Manish Paul and other popular names from the Hindi film industry.

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JUST MARRIED! Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt tie the knot | Check pictures

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The much awaited Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt wedding fans had been eagerly waiting for finally got solemnised today afternoon in the presence of close friends and family members at Ranbir’s residence ‘Vastu’ in Mumbai. Check out some pictures of the same…

Alia took to her social media to write, “Today, surrounded by our family and friends, at home … in our favourite spot – the balcony we’ve spent the last 5 years of our relationship – we got married.

With so much already behind us, we can’t wait to build more memories together … memories that are full of love, laughter, comfortable silences, movie nights, silly fights, wine delights and Chinese bites.
Thank you for all the love and light during this very momentous time in our lives. It has made this moment all the more special.
Love,
Ranbir and Alia ✨♥️”

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

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