John Abraham calls Akshay his ‘guruji’ (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) For John Abraham, Akshay Kumar is his “guruji”.

“My guruji who has stood by me, always… Love you Akshay Kumar,” John posted on Twitter with a collage of images with the “Khiladi” star.

In response to John’s tweet, Akshay said: “John Abraham, love you too brother!”

John is busy promoting “Rocky Handsome”, in which he has attempted some high-octane action sequences.


Shraddha’s action avatar in ‘Baaghi’ impresses producer

Actress Shraddha Kapoor’s daredevilry in the forthcoming film “Baaghi” has left its producer Sajid Nadiadwala impressed.

“When Sajid saw the rushes, he was very happy with the way Shraddha performed action in the film. Glimpses of the same will be seen in the trailer, which will be released on March 14,” said a spokesperson for the movie.

“Baaghi” brings back the successful team of the 2014 film “Heropanti” — producer Nadiadwala, director Sabbir Khan and actor Tiger Shroff.

The film, releasing on April 29, is a rebellious love story, and features Shraddha with Tiger for the first time.


Films on real life generate more curiosity: Shabana

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who has impressed critics with her latest performance in “Neerja” — a biopic on a late valiant air hostess — says while good stories work, a movie on a real life incident always manages to make people curious.

Talking about the hype around biopics in Bollywood, Shabana, whose film career has spanned over four decades, told IANS: “I don’t think that it necessarily has to be a biopic, it has to be a story whether it is created from thin air. It has to be a good story because that is the raw material on which a film has to be made.”

“It’s just that people are in search of new stories and if there is a good story to be told from real life, that would make people more curious, which is why biographies and autobiographies are made.

“When films are based on real life incidents, there is an extra curiosity. Whether these films will continue with the trend depends on whether they will do successfully commercially or not,” she added.

In “Neerja”, a biopic on Neerja Bhanot who lost her life while saving others on a hijacked Pan Am flight at Karachi, Shabana played the mother of the protagonist, essayed by Sonam Kapoor.

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