Manish Paul’s Big B fan tales

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor Manish Paul calls himself a big fan of Bollywood’s ‘Shahenshah’ Amitabh Bachchan, and says he was ridiculed while growing up for imitating the popular ‘Mard’ tattoo on his chest.

“I am a huge fan of Amitji. Generally I never fumble during a scene but when ever I have shot with him I become spellbound. I still remember we were shooting and Amitji had finished saying his lines and it was my turn.

“I was just staring at him. My mind knew what my lines were but my mouth wasn’t allowing the words to come out. That is the kind of effect he has on me.

“While growing up, whenever I used to go out for my house chores, I would ask my mother to tattoo the word ‘Mard’ on my chest with a sketch pen the same way he had in the movie ‘Mard’. I used to be ridiculed by my entire neighbourhood on this,” Manish said in a statement.

The actor and host, who is awaiting the release of “Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive”, confessed about his admiration for the 73-year-old star in TV show “Mission Sapne”.

Manish was a part of the Colors show as he turned into an autorickshaw driver to support Vasant Raut. And when Raut also turned out to be Amitabh’s admirer, the actor shared his story.

He even said that if given an opportunity, he would always entertain audiences with Big B’s signature dialogues or dance to his evergreen songs.


Jacqueline’s hush-hush LA date

Jacqueline Fernandez, who has been shooting for her forthcoming film “Dishoom” in Abu Dhabi, has rushed to Los Angeles for a quick meeting for a film, said a source close to the actress.

She has taken out time from the “Dishoom” schedule and has gone to Los Angeles for an important meeting.

“She has been in talks with a producer-director duo for one of the major films,” the source said.

Jacqueline’s spokesperson confirmed the news on being asked about it, and shared that she will soon join the shoot of “Dishoom”, which also stars Varun Dhawan and John Abraham.


Darshan Jariwala, Smita Jaykar celebrate love via short film

Darshan Jariwala and Smita Jaykar have featured in “Queen of Hearts”, which aims to spread the message that love knows no bounds or age limit. The veteran stars say that with the short film, they have tried to change the outlook of Valentine’s Day.

The short film, which released on Friday across social mediums like Youtube, Facebook and Twitter, is written and directed by Abhimanyu Kanodia and produced by Connect.1 Limited.

“It’s a beautiful short film around Valentine’s Day and shows how this day should be celebrated with the entire family and not in isolation with your partners. I had a great time working with all the actors. It’s a fun film and the whole family can sit and enjoy this video,” Darshan said in a statement.

Smita also shared: “It’s a very special movie where I felt quite the centre of attention. In this unique story, we are trying to change the outlook of Valentine’s Day in a fun, playful way. After all, it’s all about loving your family.”

In the film, the story revolves around the Mehta family. The men are competing with each other to take the queen of their heart on a date. While the son is trying hard to get his mother’s (played by Smita) attention by showering her with flowers and soft toys, it’s interesting to see how the husband (Darshan) is not far behind to compete with his son to have her as his Valentine by reading out romantic shayaris.

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