Quickies 19th April 2019: Glimpse of Ranveer Singh's 83, Big B, Aamir and Ranbir's tribute to Pulwama attack martyrs, Jason Momoa gets rid of beard and more...
Ranveer Singh shares a glimpse from the shoot location of his upcoming film 83
What’s a great way to channel the energy of an actor with boundless energy and enthusiasm. You throw him head on into a sports drama. The movie 83 revolves around India’s iconic win at the 1983 World Cup and will see Ranveer Singh step into the shoes of former skipper Kapil Dev. Finally, an excuse for Ranveer to bounce around large open spaces, energy unbridled, and a shiny red ball for him to run after. If that isn’t an energy junkie’s delight, I don’t know what is. The good old Simmba actor also took to Instagram to give us a sneak peek into the team’s training session in Dharamshala. There are some beautiful shots of the cricket grounds, the actor and his co-stars working out in the gym, net practises and more. And most importantly Raveer learning all the perfect techniques of batting bowling and fielding from the legendary Kapil Dev, Saquib Saleem training under Mohinder Amarnath, and Ammy Virk training under Balwinder Singh Sandhu. The movie is being directed by Kabir Khan and is due to hit the big screens one year from now on April 10, 2020.
Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor pay tribute to Pulwama martyrs
In a lovely act of support and compassion, three top stars from Bollywood came together in collaboration with the CRPF to shoot a tribute song for the brave hearted martyrs who lost their lives in the horrific Pulwama attack that took place in February. The song has been titled Tu Desh Mera and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. CRPF’s official social media handle shared a glimpse of the same on Thursday and they also had some behind the scenes images of the actors dressed in white. With the huge fan base that each of these actors have, the video is very likely to pull in some serious views and hopefully bring in the kind of impact that the tribute hopes to create. CRPF was quite grateful for the support from the actors and praised their commendable work. Oh and by the way, this is the second leg of support that Big B has offered after also pledging a donation of five lakhs each to the families of the 40 martyrs who lost their lives. Now that’s a lot of support from one actor.
Jason Momoa gets rid of his beard
Six years is a long time to sport facial hair. And while some people have had the same look for year and years and probably aren’t planning to change it anytime soon, Jason Momoa has had enough and needs change. So he shaved his beard. But the change he’s looking for isn’t necessarily one related to the look of his face, but more related to the look of our planet. To basically reduce this plastic coating we are adding to every nook and cranny and corner of the world. So to raise awareness about how plastic is harming and slowly killing the planet, he made a video with a solution to the plastic problem. The solution is aluminium, a metal that can be recycled an unlimited amount of times, and Jason’s suggestion is to switch all our current plastic bottled water with aluminium cans which can be recycled in 60 days and made into a new can for use. And since people pay more attention to videos when there’s some celebrity gossip involved, he shaved his beard during the video. Now that’s a little heartbreaking because I was always a huge fan of his super rugged looking beard, but then again for a good cause, especially something as big as replacing plastic, I’m all for the change.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence wrap Bad Boys for Life
If you’re a Die Hard fan of action movies and you especially went gaga over the Bad Boys franchise with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, then there’s some good news in store for you. After a break of 24 years, the duo are back with a follow up chapter to the iconic Bad Boys movie which released in 1995. The announcement for the new movie called Bad Boys for Life was made on January 30 and it looks like the shooting for the film has already been wrapped up. I guess unlike most conventional bad boys, these one are actually really well planned and disciplined. Will Smith took to Instagram on Friday to let the world know the movie’s been wrapped up with a series of pictures of him with Martin Lawrence, his fans, and then some cool poses. To add some flavour to his caption he also said “Now hand me a Margarita and a pack of tropical fruit bubblicious.” Well, a smooth and focused worker like that deserves way more than one drink and a pack of gum. Go on then, Will. Treat yourself proper.
Varun Tej’s Valmiki with director Harish goes on floors
Some actors let down their guard after a film of theirs become a blockbuster. This leads them to make hasty not so thought out decisions that leads to a flop. Varun Tej works a little differently though. After his super successful blockbuster film F2: Fun and Frustration, he’s actual been even more careful about picking his next film. One of the films that made it through his stringent script filter is Valmiki, the official Telugu remake of the Siddharth - Bobby Simha starrer Tamil drama Jigarthanda. Now with all the brainstorming and pre production work having been ticked off, the shooting for film has officially started. And director Harish decided to put out the first look of Varun Tej as the don he will be playing, Bobby Simha. The picture doesn’t show much, but it’s a beautifully aesthetic shot in terms of giving out the subtle vibes of the character. A slightly unkempt curly beard, messy hair, a gold earring, and a piercing stare only a don can rustle up. Let’s see what other pictures the rest of the shoot days bring in. Read More