I like cooking for my son: Sonali Bendre (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Actress Sonali Bendre says her hectic professional life doesn’t allow her to explore her culinary skills much, but whenever she can, she enjoys cooking for her 10-year-old son Ranveer.

The actress, who is currently seen on the small screen as a judge in the second season of reality show “India’s Best Dramebaaz”, has been named the brand ambassador of Dr. Oetker, a purveyor of western cuisine in India. It launched its first advertising campaign for their brand FunFoods here on Wednesday.

Despite professional commitments, the busy mother makes sure to bond with her son over cooking too.

“Even though my schedule doesn’t allow me to step into the kitchen very often, I like cooking for my son Ranveer. What he likes is fun stuff unlike the regular home-cooked food.

“I make him a lot of sandwiches and roti wraps which suits him perfectly. It also gives us a chance to bond together over cooking. Our personal favourite is roti wrap with Tandoori Mayonnaise – fun to create and tasty to eat,” Sonali said in a statement.

The TV commercial, featuring Sonali’s journey from being a ‘mom’ to a ‘master-mom’, will be released across India on Friday.


Anupam Kher welcomes Harshvardhan Kapoor to filmdom

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has welcomed his close friend and actor Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan into filmdom.

The 60-year-old actor also complimented Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Mirzya” by calling it “breathtakingly beautiful and stunning”.

“Breathtakingly beautiful and stunning teaser of #Mirzya. Congratulations @RakeyshOmMehra and Welcome @HarshKapoor_ 🙂 http://bit.ly/Mirzya-Teaser,” he tweeted on Thursday.

“Mirzya” is being touted as the biggest launch vehicle for newcomers Harshvardhan and Saiyami Kher.

The movie, set in Rajasthan, will be a tragic love story but will present a modern take on folklore.


Richa Chadha answers fan mail with translator’s help

After the critically acclaimed film “Masaan” was screened at a number of international film festivals, actress Richa Chadha is getting a lot of mails from fans across the globe in different languages. She now takes the help of a translator to ensure that she replies to the fan mails.

“Richa is overwhelmed to see the love and admiration that she has got from fans from all across the world. She has in fact hired a translator who helps her transcribe and reply to some of the mails in French, Urdu and German,” a source said in a statement.

The 26-year-old was a member of the 15th Marrakech Film Festival jury, headed by American film director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola.

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