You’ll see more of me on silver screen, says Prakash Jha (Movie Snippets)

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The acting bug has bitten filmmaker Prakash Jha! After being lauded by the audience for his debut as an actor in “Jai Gangaajal”, he says he will be seen more on the silver screen.

Jha said that with all the appreciation that has come his way for portraying B.N. Singh, a corrupt police officer in “Jai Gangaajal”, he feels “encouraged” to face the cameras again.

“I am encouraged and humbled. All I can say is that it is amazing the way the people have reacted… I feel really humbled,” Jha told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Would he be seen on the silver screen again?

“That is obvious. I mean, of course this encouragment will help me… What do you think should I be seen or not? You will see more,” he said in an affirmative tone.

Asked if “Jai Gangaajal”, which stars Priyanka Chopra as a tough police officer, received the kind of response he expected, Jha said: “I don’t have to tell you the audience has loved it. They are loving the film. It is doing steady business because of word of mouth.

“Otherwise a female-oriented film doesn’t take a huge kind of opening but it has had a decent opening… So it is doing well.”


Shahid Kapoor gets 8 mn Twitter followers, ecstatic

Shahid Kapoor has scored as many as 8 million followers on Twitter, and the “Shaandaar” actor is super ecstatic about getting all the love.

The “Kaminey” actor took to Twitter on Friday to express gratitude to all his fans and well-wishers, from Arunachal Pradesh where he is shootubg for “Rangoon”.

“Wow 8 million. Gratitude to all. In the jungles of Arunachal with barely any network. Big shoutout. Thank you thank you,” Shahid tweeted.

“Rangoon” is a period romance drama by Vishal Bhardwaj, and it even stars Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan.

Shahid will be seen playing a soldier in the 1940s-set film, which is slated for release on September 30.


Why’s Kartik Aryan ‘super excited’ about TOIFA?

Actor Kartik Aryan will be heading to Dubai soon for an awards ceremony, where he is nominated in the Best Actor in a Comic Role category for his work in “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2”.

“I am humbled and grateful for being recognised in this industry. It has been a great year and being nominated amongst stalwarts is a matter of pride for me. I am super excited about TOIFA,” Kartik said in a statement.

The Times of India Film Awards event will be held later this month, and Bollywood celebrities will add glitz and glamour to the gala.

–Indo-Asian New Service


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