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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar never fails to impress with the characters he plays or the films he chooses to do. Once again the actor is coming with Mission Mangal, which is a joint production Akshay Kumar's production house Cape of Good Films and Fox Star Studios. Recently Akshay's production house Cape of Good Films and Fox Star Studios have signed a three-movie deal and Mission Mangal will be the first film under the joint production. Yesterday Akshay Kumar took to social media and shared the details and also introduced the cast of the film. Mission Mangal has an ensemble cast of Sharman Joshi, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, and Nithya Menon. While sharing the news Akshay posted a picture of the whole cast and wrote, "Proud and excited to bring the story of India's Mars Mission, #MissionMangal to you. Coincidentally the mission was launched on this very date, 5th Nov. 2013. Meet the team and do share your best wishes for our shubh mangal journey. Shoot begins soon. Mission Mangal will be directed by Jagan Shakti. The shooting of the film is expected to begin this month.
The Pagalpanti actress didn’t just get trolled on social media for the same from users but also from the US writer who ended up calling her out for not correcting the grammar while copying the tweets. Everything began when the US-based writer JP Brammer took to Twitter to announce and share that his tweet about Parasite was copied by Urvashi.
The US-based writer shared a fan tweet where a collage of his tweet and Rautela’s tweet was placed together. Joking about the same, the writer shared the screenshots of both the tweets and wrote, “I'm rooting for her.” Post this, several fans of the writer trolled Urvashi for copying and pasting someone else’s views on Twitter about Parasite. Several users slammed the Pagalpanti actress for copying the tweet and not even correcting it a little before sharing it on social media.
The US writer had written about Parasite, “One thing I really love about @ParasiteMovie is that rather than depict the fam as scammers pretending to be good at their jobs, they actually do their jobs flawlessly! what they lack isn’t skill, but institutional stamps of approval & the bows and ribbons that rich people love.” Following the copying and pasting controversy, Rautela ended up deleting her tweet. But netizens shared the screenshots of her tweet with Brammer’s and trolled her relentlessly. The writer also ended up calling Urvashi a ‘D-List actress in India’ in one of the tweets.
For the unversed, this is not the first time that Urvashi has been called out for copying and pasting someone’s tweets without giving credit. Earlier too, there have been cases that the Pagalpanti actress has been called out by netizens for plagiarism. From sharing tweets by PM Narendra Modi to Gigi Hadid, Urvashi has done it all.
In a recent chat, Mrunal revealed what she thinks about her co-star and her role in the Hindi remake.
A film that has been the talk of the town is Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starrer Jersey remake. The Hindi remake of the Telugu film will star Shahid and Mrunal as a married couple with a kid and revolves around the struggles of a Ranji player. While the shoot had kicked off in 2019, it got suspended owing to the Coronavirus lockdown and all actors including Shahid, Mrunal and Pankaj Kapur returned to their homes. Amidst all the buzz, recently, Mrunal opened up about her role in the film and her co-star Shahid Kapoor.
In an interview, Mrunal shared what she feels about Shahid as a co-star. The Super 30 star said that Shahid is extremely supportive and endearing. The actress also shared about her role in the film and mentioned that she has seen the original Telugu film and was often consulted on the sets by the director. In the film, Mrunal and Shahid will be seen playing parents to a little kid as well. On playing a mother, Thakur seemed absolutely comfortable.
On Shahid, Mrunal said, “He’s a sweetheart and always supportive.” Talking about her role as a mother in the film, the actress added, “I’ve met girls who had kids in their early 20s. Even I played a mom of two in a commercial when I was 18. It’s just acting.” Last month, on Shahid’s birthday, Mrunal had also shared an adorable birthday wish for her co-star and shared an adorable photo with Shahid while shooting for Jersey. The film is directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri and produced by Allu Arvind, Dil Raju and Aman Gill. It also stars Pankaj Kapur and will release on August 28, 2020.
The actor has battled several ills to reach the position that she has, and after delivering four incredible performances last year, in Badla, Game Over, Mission Mangal and Saand Ki Aankh, our Pink star has several projects lined up in her kitty. One of them happens to be Anurag Kashyap's next directorial.
A source says, "Anurag and Taapsee had a fabulous time working on Manmarziyan and during the shoot itself, Anurag had offered this other film to Taapsee. It's a film, a supernatural thriller and is mostly going to be a remake of a popular film. It's not known if it's inspired from a Hollywood film or a Korean project. But what we do know is that the film will have a time travel angle to it. It's something to do with the weather and atmospheric changes around us."
Anurag is currently doing a recce but the whole Coronavirus outbreak in India has put everything to a temporary pause. "The film will go on floors in a few months after Taapsee wraps up work on Haseen Dilruba and Rashmi Rocket," the source added. This will be the first time both Anurag and Taapsee will be individually exploring the supernatural genre. They had teamed up for the horror thriller Game Over last year where Taapsee played the lead and Anurag was the one who presented it.
After a brilliant run at the plexes last year, 2020 has also begun on a terrific note for the Gen-Y heroine. Earlier this year, she had Thappad which has also been touted as her best performance to date and she was busy filming for Vinil Mathews' next Haseen Dilruba opposite Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane. The thriller has completed its Haridwar schedule and was on its way to completion when the whole industry came to a standstill. The Delhi leg of the film, that was to be shot over five days, had to be cancelled and it will only happen once the situation becomes more favourable for the shoot. After the Aanand L Rai production venture, Taapsee moves on to her sports drama Rashmi Rocket where she plays an athlete. Akarsh Khurana is directing the film with RSVP producing it. Taapsee has undergone gruelling training sessions to ace her role in the film. The first look of the film was also unveiled a few months ago.
Along with these two projects, she also has the Mithali Raj biopic titled Shabash Mithu, to be bankrolled by Viacom 18. Taapsee will take a month-long break after the shoot of her already committed films, to take proper training in cricket before she kick starts filming for the biopic. She has also been signed on as the lead for the Hindi remake of Run Lola Run, which will be produced by Tanuj Garg and Atul Kasbekar. Run Lola Run, titled Loopa Lapeta in Hindi, is a story about a girlfriend who has 20 minutes to come up with a huge sum of money and save her boyfriend, after a botched money delivery. The movie also has Tahir Raj Bhasin playing her boyfriend. Then, there's the Anurag Kashyap directorial and another film, to be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali but that's yet to be announced.
It's hard to believe that Taapsee Pannu has been in the movie industry since 2010, when she debuted in the Telugu movie, Jhummandi Naadam. Moreover, her Bollywood debut was David Dhawan's directorial Chashme Baddoor. Since then, Taapsee has made a considerable mark with her acting skills and potential to drive female-driven films with utmost honesty and grace. Taapsee may have started off as a software engineer but the actress was always destined for the movies. Starting from South Indian movies, Taapsee's gradual shift to a commercially successful Bollywood star has been a memorable journey to witness as a fan. In 2020 alone, Taapsee was awarded Best Actress at the Filmfare awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards and IIFA Awards. With so many Taapsee Pannu movies at our beck and call to watch and admire, we can't wait for her future collaboration with Anurag Kashyap.
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