Did you know Hansal Mehta was going to make ‘Sarbjit’ starring Kangana?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda‘s film ‘Sarbjit’, which was directed by Omung Kumar was based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian trapped in a prison in Pakistan. The movie won accolades from all corners, upon its release. But did you know that the initial film on this subject was supposed to be made by Hansal Mehta and he wanted to cast Kangana Ranaut in the film?

When we met him for an interview promoting his upcoming film ‘Simran’, he said that he had been wanting to work with Kangana for a very long time. It was after Kangana’s ‘Fashion’ that the ace filmmaker decided to work with the actress. But for some reason they could not collaborate. Before ‘Simran’, Hansal Mehta had conceptualised two films keeping Kangana in mind. When asked what kind of films were they, he stated, “One was a human interest story, two were biopics. I was supposed to make ‘Sarabjit’ with Kangana but it didn’t happen. I went abroad and things changed overnight with somebody else directing it. I was out of the project. It is a good thing that we collaborated on ‘Simran’because it is a very engaging and entertaining story. As a director, you have to move away from your own cocoon.”


When asked why he chose Kangana for ‘Simran’, he stated, “Without her this film wouldn’t have possible. I wouldn’t have made it with anybody else. I wanted to work with her since I saw her in ‘Fashion’. Among that generation if there is a true actor, I have been spoilt by working with stars like Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpai and others. So if I have to work with somebody, it has to be somebody with that caliber. So here’s that actor with that caliber and also has an X-Factor.”

‘Simran’ is slated to release on September 15. (Also Read:Hansal Mehta on Kangana Ranaut: I commend her for baring her soul)

'Race 3' actor Freddy Daruwala is not an exception who loves action movies

'Race 3' actor Freddy Daruwala is not an exception who loves action movies

Freddy Daruwala started off his Bollywood journey with ‘Holiday’, wherein he essayed the role of a villain. Later, the actor went on to do supporting roles in films like ‘Force 2′ and ‘Commando 2’. And now, the fitness enthusiast is all set to leave a mark with his stint in ‘Race3’.


In an interview to the press, the model-turned-actor mentioned that he is much keen on doing action-packed films. Freddy will be seen playing the chief antagonist and will perform some kick-ass action scenes in ‘Race 3’. Having worked extensively in action movies, the actor says he has never worked with expensive cars and with so many gun machines. Super-hit franchise like ‘Race 3’ has made him explore the action floor like never before.

Further, the actor revealed that even though he prefers action as a genre more, he is open to take up any genre which comes his way. Freddy also mentioned that he wishes to explore the other facets of his acting style. Apart from Bollywood movies, Freddy is working on Telugu films along with the upcoming Digital Content. (Also Read:‘Race 3′: You just can’t miss Jacqueline’s killer moves in ‘Hiriye’ song teaser)

No doubt that Freddy is such a sought-after actor in the genre that he puts much efforts to feel the character and present it differently every other time. Speaking more about ‘Race 3’, Freddy mentioned that this action-thriller has opened many doors for him in the industry now. The actor also added that he has received a lot of appreciation for his work in ‘Race 3’.

While it’s good to be enthusiastic about work, the actor said that he has worked hard on the physicality for his character in the film. He feels that nowadays the choice of content in the film is changing rapidly. Freddy said that now girls to fall for a villain in the film making it more challenging for an actor to meet the expectations of the audience.

Concluding the interview, Freddy mentioned that working as a newcomer in the super-hit franchise was challenging. But he prepared for it genuinely and received the support from the cast. Directed by Remo D’Souza, ‘Race 3’ is all set to release on June 15, 2018.

'Race 3' is my lucky sequel:Jacqueline Fernandez

'Race 3' is my lucky sequel:Jacqueline Fernandez

The Queen of many hearts Jacqueline Fernandez is currently riding high in her career. We all have witnessed Jacky’s stellar performances in her previous films. And now with the same motto, Jacqueline is gearing up for her upcoming film ‘Race 3’ oppositeSalman Khan.

As the release of the film is around the corner, the entire star cast is busy promoting it. In a recent interaction with the media, Jacqueline Fernandez mentioned that the sequel of ‘Race’ has proved to be lucky for her. The actress went on to say that she is more confident with the ‘Race 3’ and can’t wait anymore for it to be out.


From the time of ‘Kick’, Jacqueline has been a part of many action films. But with, ‘Race 3’, the actress got a chance to explore more. Jacqueline said, “Now the demand for the character in a film has become more competitive. The audience love girls doing action scenes in the movie while sporting all- grey shaded outfits to pointing the gun fiercely at the aim.” (Also Read:Anil Kapoor, Remo D’Souza, Saqib Saleem promote ‘Race 3’ on the sets of ‘DID Li’l Masters’)

Jacqueline believes that even if the film is a part of a super-hit franchise, ‘Race’, this installment is totally different films in terms of the story the characters and much more.

Further, the actress mentioned that it was difficult to manage the hectic shoot schedule but since everyone from the team was taking equal efforts, she too managed the same by doing double shifts. The Sri-Lankan beauty talked about how the pole dance sequence was challenging and she went under immense muscle pain during the practice sessions. Lastly, Jacqueline said that Salman and Remo were always on-toes to make sure each scene was perfect.

‘Race 3’ is all set to hit the silver screen this Eid (June 15).