Chunky Pandey to play double role in ‘Housefull 3’ (TOIFA Diaries)

Dubai, March 21 (IANS) There will be a double dose of Chunky Pandey in “Housefull 3” as he is ready to tickle the funny bone of the audience with his quirky characters Aakhri Pasta and Aakhri Aastha.

“I am there in ‘Housefull 3’. I am Aakhri Pasta and I have got a double role. My second role is named as Aakhri Aastha,” Chunky told media here at the second edition of the Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA) 2016 held here last week.

The actor shared more about his role in the film, which is directed by Sajid-Farhad Samji, well known writers who had made their directorial debut with “Entertainment” in 2014.

This is not the first time that Chunky is playing Aakhri Pasta. He did it in the past two instalments of the comical franchise.

Talking about his new character Aakhri Aastha, he said: “He is the owner of the Aastha channel and becomes an astrologer and goes absolutely crazy.”

The film also stars Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh among others.

Asked if he has any other films on his platter, Chunky said: “I am doing a film called ‘Yeh Film Pakistan Main Ban Hai'”.


Karisma Kapoor may make comeback next year

Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor, who has been missing from the silver screen since 2012, has hinted that she may make a comeback in 2017.

“I do a lot of endorsements and stuff like that, but a movie is a big commitment. Maybe sometime soon. Maybe next year, who knows? Haven’t decided anything,” Karisma said on the sidelines of the second edition of TOIFA here on Friday.

The actress is currently in the midst of a legal battle with her estranged husband Sunjay Kapur.

When reporters questioned her about her divorce, Karisma just said “thank you” and walked off.

Karisma separated from Sunjay over five years ago, and has now filed a dowry harassment case against him and her mother-in-law Rani Surinder Kapur.

The “Biwi No. 1” actress and Sunjay tied the knot in 2003 and share two children — daughter Samaira and son Kiaan.


Will not bind myself to language: Huma Qureshi

Actress Huma Qureshi, who will be seen sharing screen space with southern superstar Mammootty in Malayalam film “White”, says she will not confine her movie repertoire to one language, and will instead focus on quality scripts.

“I haven’t really thought about completely going down south. I think wherever there is a good script, I think I’ll just go there. I will not bind myself to a language. I am an actor. As long as a script is interesting, I will just follow my heart,” Huma said here on the sidelines of an awards ceremony.

Asked when the film is releasing, Huma said: “We have finished the film. It is releasing this Vishu in April. I am very excited.”

Talking about her co-star Mammootty, Huma said: “Mammootty is a huge star, amazing human being and a thorough gentleman. He really helped me with language… I really have to thank him.”

The actress also has two more films in her kitty.

She will be starring with her brother Saqib Saleem in the Hindi remake of American supernatural psychological horror film “Oculus” and Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House”.

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