Dad didn’t allow me to act after Kabhi Khushi: Malvika
She played the younger version of Kareena Kapoor in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.... Malvika Raaj, who is making her debut as an adult with Telugu film Jayadev, says her father was not keen that she pursue acting after the 2001 film.
Even before Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi..., Malvika had featured in a film titled Shikaar.
Talking about coming out of the child actor image, Malvika said: “After Kabhi Khushi..., since I was a very young and a naughty child.... My dad did not want me to pursue acting anymore as it would have distracted me from studies. Even as a child actor, I got many offers to work, but my dad did not allow me.”
Is he okay about her choice of profession now?
“He is okay with it, he just wanted me to have my degree and then pursue my acting work,” said the actress, who has even done her bit of modelling.
“I built a lot of confidence while working in the fashion industry. But once you get into films, you don’t want to get back to modelling,” she said.
The granddaughter of Bollywood actor Jagdish Raj and niece of actress Anita Raaj, Malvika grew up in a film environment. Her new film Jayadev is directed by Jayanth C Paranjee, and features debutant Ghanta Ravi Teja. It is releasing on June 30.
“I am really excited for my launch. It’s like a dream come true to do debut with director Jayanth. He is so senior and awesome, and I am really waiting for the response.”
In the film, she essays a modern young girl named Shruti, who loves dressing up and does not care about what people talk about her.
“She stays in her own dreamland, and it’s a fun-loving character,” said Malvika, who says she is very inspired by her aunt Anita Raaj, who has featured in a string of films and television shows since debuting with the 1982 film Premgeet.
“I’ve grown up seeing her and watching her. Her hard work is always an inspiration,” Malvika said.
What about her inspiration from the current crop of Bollywood actresses?
“Deepika Padukone,” she said promptly. — IANS
Miley Cyrus thought she’d
die from smoking weed
Singer Miley Cyrus stopped smoking marijuana after having a nightmare about an after-effect.
She said: “I kept having this nightmare, it was seriously horrible. I had this dream that I would die during my monologue on SNL for some reason. That I would just get so stoned that I just died.
“Which I googled, and that’s never happened. No-one’s ever died from weed, but no-one has ever smoked as much as I did, so they don’t really know (if it’s possible).”
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker also says quitting the drug has given her the chance to be “really clear” when talking about her new music, as she believes her upcoming sixth studio venture is the “most important album” she has ever made, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Speaking during an appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Cyrus said: “To sit here, and talk about what I’m doing, I want to be really clear, because I’m actually the most passionate about what I’m doing with this record than I’ve been. This is the most important album that I’ve ever made.
“So I was thinking, if I want to sit on this couch and tell people what I think about my new music, I wanted to sound as smart as I think that I could be, and really explain what I’m doing. And I really just want to sit at home and eat when I’m stoned.”
The Inspired singer said in May that she was “completely clean” of both drugs and alcohol. — IANS
Ed Sheeran admits GoT cameo not exciting
Grammy Award winning singer Ed Sheeran says his cameo in the fantasy series Game of Thrones is not exciting.
The singer is making his debut in the highly anticipated upcoming season of the Game of Thrones. It was announced in April that he had filmed a cameo for the hit HBO series, as a surprise for actress Maisie Williams.
“I haven’t seen it yet! I just know the scene I did, I did with Maisie (Williams), and it’s decent. I like it. Nothing exciting happens in this scene, we just have a conversation and that’s kind of it,” etonline.com quoted Sheeran as saying.
Sheeran also admitted that he feels his cameo “has been built up too much”.
“People will just be like, ‘Oh... oh, all right’. It’s not an integral part of it, at all. I’m just like, in it,” he said.
The seventh season of the fantasy series will begin on July 16 in the US. It will premiere in India on Star World and Star World HD two days later. — IANS
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