Can’t really call Aamir my lucky mascot: Sharman (Film Snippets)

New Delhi, July 18 (Calcutta Tube) He has given the two biggest hits of his career, ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘3 Idiots’, starring alongside superstar Aamir Khan but Sharman Joshi wouldn’t agree that the former is his lucky mascot.

‘I cannot really say if Aamir Khan has been my lucky mascot. That’s not appropriate to say. But I have been privileged to work with him both in ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘3 Idiots’,’ Sharman told IANS.

‘I had a great experience working with Aamir. I got to learn so much for him. I really respect him and admire him as a person and for his acting,’ he added.

Asked if he would like to re-team with the perfectionist, Sharman said: ‘I’d love to… If I get that honour, why not? But there’s nothing in the pipeline of that sort as of now.’


Don’t call my toned muscles six-pack abs: Emraan Hashmi

When many actors would take pride in tomtoming their six-pack abs, Emraan Hashmi would take offence. He would much rather call his newly-acquired chiseled torso for forthcoming movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’ toned and fit.

‘I actually have an aversion to calling it a six-pack. I was told to be physically fit for the film. So I put on some muscles and gained some weight as the role demanded that. But I would still say instead of six pack, it was a slightly more toned physique that was required for the role,’ Emraan told IANS.

‘It was kind of an unreasonable task that I set for my trainer. I asked him to help me tone down in two to three months which was a very small time. The film was shot over a year and for the entire year, I kept training. In fact I am still training. I continued that,’ he added.

Considering that the movie is set primarily in the 1970s, toned bodies were not a regular at that time.

Asked about this, he said: ‘You had body building as a sport since in the 1930s. They might not have the gym and the equipments like today but they still did push ups and crunches the athletic way.’

Directed by Milan Luthri, the movie releases July 30. It also stars Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai.


Nikhil Dwivedi’s funny experience at Mumbai dance bars

These used to be one of the buzzing entertainment hubs but after the government clamped down on the homegrown pubs on moral grounds, Mumbai’s dance bars now only have an orchestra, discovered actor Nikhil Dwivedi on a recce for his role in ‘Shor’.

‘I have finished shooting for ‘Shor’ with Tusshar Kapoor. It is a very edgy film with three parallel stories. It is a great concept and a film to watch out for,’ Nikhil told IANS.

‘I went to three or four dance bars to get the feel of the role. It was funny actually as dance bars (in Mumbai) just have an orchestra now and nothing of the sort these bars were famous for,’ added the actor while not revealing much about his character in the movie.

Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, ‘Shor’ also stars Indian origin Hollywood actor Sendhil Ramamurthy.

The film is slated for an August release.

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