Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao had to walk into a jungle in Chhattisgarh in searing heat to shoot for “Newton”. But he says the focused team and “sweet locals” helped him and the film’s crew get past it.
In “Newton”, Rajkummar will be seen playing the role of a man who ventures into a Naxal-infested jungle in the black comedy directed by Amit Masurkar.
The “CityLights” star shot for a large part of the film in the jungle, and in fact, there was no network issue in the area as well.
“It was really hot out there. Temperature was going to almost 40 degrees everyday but luckily the environment on set was such that everyone was just focused on making a good film. The locals there were so sweet.
“They were going extra mile to make us feel comfortable in the scorching heat,” Rajkummar said in a statement.
It was during the course of shooting the film last month that Rajkummar lost his mother, who was reportedly unwell for a while and succumbed to a heart attack. Now, the actor has wrapped up the shooting.
Not a conscious strategy to just do horror films: Bipasha
Bipasha Basu is known as Bollywood’s ‘Queen of Horror’, and the actress says it’s not a pre-planned move.
She said she will be glad if she can get credibility to the genre with her work.
“As long as it’s a compliment which I believe it is, I take it all humbly and happily. Horror is a hugely recognised genre in cinema and if I can bring any credibility to that genre in India, I would be more than honoured to do it,” Bipasha said in a statement.
The actress, who will soon get married to her “Alone” co-star Karan Singh Grover, added: “It’s not a conscious strategy to just do horror films but I enjoy doing them. I think the opportunity of storytelling is quite varied in a horror film. Supernatural has this strange appeal to the audience which in turn makes the movies work at the box office.”
Bipasha has done varied films like “Jism”, “Bachna Ae Haseeno” and “Dhoom 2”, but her act in horror movies like “Raaz”, “Darna Zaroori Hai”, “Raaz 3: The Third Dimension”, “Aatma” and “Alone” made a mark.
She met Karan while shooting for “Alone”, which will beam on Zee Cinema channel on April 8. The actress said: “It was an amazing experience and it was a pleasure working with Karan.”.
The duo will tie the knot on April 30.
Mallika to romance beau ‘Indian style’
Actress Mallika Sherawat says she wants to show ‘desi love’ to her Paris-based beau Cyrille Auxenfans, and will soon be making him fly down to Mumbai.
Mallika made her digital debut on #fame, a live video social platform, and opened up about her beau, who is a real estate businessman, while interacting with her fans from all over the world.
She said: “I am proud of him and will soon get him to Mumbai. He has shown Paris to me and has romanced me the French style, now I will romance him the Indian style! I will take him to the Taj Mahal, and make him have street food.. You know the typical Indian flavour, that’s what I want to do.”
When asked about her cooking skills, she shared: “I love juicing fruits and vegetables, especially in the summers. But cooking is not for me, I don’t enjoy cooking”.
The actress shot to fame with “Murder”, and says she would love to be a part of the film franchise again.
“I would love it! If Bhatt sahab offers me a part, I would love to do it. He is my mentor, he has made me who I am today. Bhatt sahab, I love you so much,” Mallika said.