Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, while speaking at a press conference today in Nagpur, said that his party was not against the development in the Vidarbha region but Maharashtra should not be split into two. Thackeray was in Nagpur to take into stock his party’s preparation in all Lok Sabha constituencies in the Vidarbha region.
Speaking about the development in Vidarbha, Thackeray further said that the backlog in Vidarbha should be definitely taken care of. He also said that Shiv Sena as a party has always wanted development in Vidarbha and has always tried for the same. Speaking about how Maharashtra should not be split into two, Thackeray said that Vidarbha belongs to people and to Maharashtra.
Thackeray also spoke about the Nanar refinery project, which he suggested earlier as well, should be shifted to Vidarbha region. Speaking about the project, Thackeray said, that if the people of Vidarbha want the project to come to Vidarbha, if the region has the space for it and if development will take place because of the project, then the project should be brought to Vidarbha.
Reacting to the suicide of former ATS chief Himanshu Roy, Thackeray said that Roy was a good officer and his suicide has left him teary eyed.
Speaking about EVM machines being used in the elections, the Shiv Sena chief said the while voting through the ballot system, a voter would know whom he voted. If the voter is not getting to know the same by using EVM machine then it’s an insult to democracy.
Thackeray also spoke about Shiv Senas support to BJP in the upcoming elections in Bhandra and Gondia. He said that the party has a strong candidate in Palghar and on the basis of which party supports the candidate, Shiv Sena would decide its strategy in Bhandara and Gondia.
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.