Irrfan takes son on historical tour on Father’s Day (Movie Snippets)

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Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) On Father’s Day on Sunday, actor Irrfan Khan took his son Ayaan to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to pay an ode to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Irrfan, awaiting release of “Madaari”, also narrated to his son the motivational story of Gandhi’s principles and how he played a prominent role in the fight for freedom.

The father-son duo even tried their hands at the charkha, a spinning wheel, at the Sabarmati Ashram. The authorities even handed over a rule book of the ashram to Ayaan, which has in it the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

Joyous with his father’s idea of taking him to the ashram, Ayaan said: “I want to know more about Gandhiji. It feels great that I have come here with my father, at the place of ‘Father of the Nation’ on Father’s Day.”

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Irrfan, who is married to screen writer Sutapa Sikdar, has two sons — Ayaan and Babil.

The “Maqbool” star, who gained global recognition with performances in films like “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Life of Pi” and “Jurassic World”, will also soon be seen in the film “Inferno” alongside Hollywood star Tom Hanks.


What makes Purab Kohli shiver?

Actor Purab Kohli, who will be soon seen in the ‘desi’ version of “Prisoners of War” (POW), says just the thought of all the “harsh experiences” that he will portray in the series sends a shiver down his spine.

The show, an official adaptation of Israeli series “Hatufim”, will be directed by filmmaker Nikkhil Advani.

The original series, set in 2008, revolves around the life of three Israeli soldiers who were captured 17 years ago while on a secret mission with their unit in Lebanon.

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Purab is spending a lot of time looking for ways to understand the mindset of the character. He went to the Sikh Regiment to meet soldiers for his role prep recently, and is also back referencing to a time when he spent ten days shooting for a project at Nasihk Jail.

“I’ve not met any real prisoners of war up till now so one can only imagine and try and portray a character who has had such a harsh experience. I’ve met some prisoners at Nashik Jail in the past but that’s a whole different scenario,” Purab said in a statement.

“I’m trying to figure out what I would turn out like if I were to have actually had these experiences. The thought of it often makes me shiver,” added the actor.

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The Indian adaptation of the show will also star Amrita Puri, Sandhya Mirdul and Satyadeep Mishra in pivotal roles.


Priyanka Chopra happy to find ‘mini’ self

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra says she always wanted a ‘mini’ version of herself, and is elated that her wish has turned into a reality.

She was stumped when she came across a tweet by a social media user with an image of a young girl dressed as the actress.

The post read: “Priyanka Chopra Eros Now Love you PC…Prisha..dress to express competition…please reply.”

To this, Priyanka responded: “I’ve always wanted a mini me. Thank you. @Vandy2381 much love to your beautiful daughter.”



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