Ayushmann Khurrana to play gay character in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan who

first_imgAyushmann KhurranaTwitterAyushmann Khurrana, who had two back-to-back hits last year with Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho, has his hands full with projects. The latest news is that the talented actor will star in the second instalment of his 2017 sleeper hit Shubh Mangal Saaavdhan that had Bhumi Pednekar in the female lead.The second instalment in the series is titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and will star another actor, who is yet to be cast. While the first movie from the franchise dealt with the theme of erectile dysfunction, interestingly, the second film will deal with another social taboo that is homosexuality. “The first draft of the script has been locked. This time the makers have decided to bring homosexuality as the main theme in a mainstream Hindi film,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.The source further said that the story revolves around how a conservative small town family comes to terms with the fact that their son is gay. Producer Aanand L Rai confirming the news said: “The Shubh Mangal Saavdhan franchise is our tribute to the churning that keeps our society alive. Every instalment will deal with a topic that touches every person but no one wants to speak about it publicly. Like the first film, this one too will broach a taboo subject with great sensitivity and light humour. I anticipate a lot of conversations and cheer around the second film too.”The movie is expected to go on the floors in the last week of August and the makers are targeting an early 2020 release.Before shooting for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Ayushmann will wrap up Bala that features him as a small town guy who is battling premature balding. Bala also features Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam in key roles. Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in Shubh Mangal Saavdhanlast_img read more

Pregnant Rani is perfectly fine Spokesperson

first_imgActor Rani Mukerji, who is expecting her first child with her husband filmmaker Aditya Chopra, was hospitalised here.Her spokesperson has confirmed that she is “perfectly fine and all is well”. She was taken to the hospital on November 14. It was reported that Rani was at a Diwali bash after which the Ghulam actor was left thoroughly exhausted and needed medical intervention.But Rani’s spokesperson has confirmed that she was hospitalised as she needed rest under “medical supervision”. “Rani Mukerji was admitted to the hospital as the doctor felt that she needed to rest for a few days under medical supervision. She was discharged, but has chosen to rest it out in the hospital for a few more days as the baby’s room is being prepared at home and she wanted to be away from the dust and noise. “She is perfectly fine and all is well,” Rani’s spokesperson said in a statement. The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actress will be discharged on Thursday. Rani tied the knot with Aditya last year and is expected to welcome her first child in January 2016. There were reports of Pamela Chopra eagerly waiting to bring her grandchild home. Rani, who was last seen in ‘Mardaani’ was considered for a cola brand endorsement.last_img read more

Uganda looks for new avenues with KVIC

first_imgA six-member delegation led by Goodwill Ambassador of Uganda to India Renu Varun, recently met Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena at his Gandhi Darshan office in Rajghat here and thanked him for the Gandhi Charkha gifted by KVIC – for the Gandhi Heritage Site at Jinja in UgandaTalking with the Chairman, the Goodwill Ambassador also invited him to visit the site in Uganda, where the Gandhian Charkha had been displayed. “In the backdrop of the ‘Gandhi Charakha’ that arrived for the first time ever on the East African soil on the shores of River Nile where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were sprinkled and the fact that Uganda is a fine cotton producing country, the Uganda Government underscores the need to support the development of the private sector to become an engine for growth.Since Uganda has an extensive micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sub-sector which accounts for approximately 90 percent of the private sector, innovative KVIC programmes like ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kachchi Ghani oil,’ Tailoring, candle making, spinning and weaving activities can be a vehicle through which the rural poor and the jobless Ugandans can transform themselves tomorrow,” she said, adding, “Uganda eagerly waits to collaborate with KVIC, to fetch some productive output as it can add value to the economy of Uganda.”Meanwhile, the Corroborating similar views, the other delegates including Sheba Kyobutungi (Head, Implementation Youth Desk), Lucy Nakyobe (Permanent Secretary), Lillian Ester Sebedduka (Head, Security Forces Desk), Seruyange Susan (Ministry of Defence, Senior Social Development Officer) and Faridah Nassali (Manager, Presidential Initiative) also said that they were overwhelmed to see the KVIC programmes and its impact on job creation, particularly for women.The delegates, selected by the Ministry of External Affairs, have been invited to India to study the various women empowerment projects being run by KVIC. The delegation also visited the multi-disciplinary training centre of KVIC and spoke to the trainees at incense stick making, tailoring, designing and other units.last_img read more