BOLLYWOOD TICK-TALK: WHAT’S TICKING IN B-TOWNby Editorial Desk July 21 2023, 12:00 am Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins, 16 secs
From actors who immersed in roles of journalists to style icons rocking co-ords and the sequel to the spine-chilling ‘Stree’, Bollywood is ticking with news this week, reports the The Daily Eye #Newsdesk
Navigating the world of journalism requires a deep understanding of its complexities, and talented actors have captured the essence of those intricate emotions. With their awe-inspiring performances, they have fearlessly dived into the depths of the journalistic realm, encapsulating the rollercoaster of emotions that define the lives of those who chase the truth.
Karishma Tanna’s stellar performance as Jagruti Pathak in the web series Scoop (2023) has indeed triggered a buzz about actors taking on the roles of journalists. Those who have immersed themselves in such roles in the recent past are thus the talk of the town for having illuminated the media universe.
Stepping into the shoes of the fierce Jagruti Pathak in the riveting web series, Karishma Tanna grabbed attention recently. With a delicate balance of vulnerability and strength, she encapsulated the audaciousness and resilience of a journalist fighting against all odds to unearth the truth.
Other actors who pushed boundaries with their performances as journalists are Kartik Aryan in Dhamaka (2022), Rani Mukerji in No One Killed Jessica (2011) and Vidya Balan in Jalsa (2022). Kartik Aaryan took cinemagoers on a rollercoaster ride as Arjun Pathak, a news anchor turned journalist who plunged into a high-stakes hostage situation. His performance, which detoured from the kind of work he has previously done, captured the internal conflicts and ethical dilemmas faced in the relentless pursuit of breaking news. In the gripping film No One Killed Jessica, Mukerji delivered a powerhouse performance as Meera Gaity, an investigative journalist. Her performance shed light on the unwavering determination of journalists fighting against a corrupt system. And, Vidya Balan's performance in Jalsa, as Maya Menon, was nothing short of extraordinary. With her unmatched talent and innate ability to bring her character to life, she delivered a stellar performance of a journalist caught in a web of ethical dilemmas.
The excitement in Bollywood around the romcom horror film Stree (2018) getting a sequel that promises to be spine chilling, with Rajkummar Rao headlining, is also palpable. Rao has officially commenced shooting for the highly anticipated sequel Stree 2. The original film garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success for its unique blend of horror and comedy. It shattered stereotypes and breathed new life into the horror-comedy genre.
The film cleverly merged horror with humour and social commentary. Rao's performance, alongside a talented ensemble, added depth to the story. The film's exceptional writing, balanced with brilliant performances, managed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats while delivering moments of laughter. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the sequel, and Rao recently took to Instagram to share an intriguing reel, signalling the commencement of filming.
Accompanying the reel, he captioned: “Ek baar phir चंदेरी में फैला aantak!😱 स्त्री २ filming begins! Aa rahi hai woh - August 2024!” The reel showcased eerie visuals of a moonlit street, gradually revealing the film's title and release month. With the reel, Rajkummar Rao has successfully generated a buzz among his fans and created an aura of anticipation for the upcoming sequel.
Over to fashion, and how the Bollywood style icons are rocking Co-ord sets. From Pulkit Samrat to Shahid Kapoor, B-Town celebrities are setting the trend on fire. These actors have masterfully embraced the phenomenon. Heartthrob Pulkit Samrat recently turned heads as he was spotted in a blue co-ord set adorned with a textured grid pattern. Paired flawlessly with matching shoes and a trendy chain, his ensemble exuded a remarkable coolness. With an effortless sense of style, Pulkit flexed his fashion sense leaving onlookers mesmerized by his impeccable and on-trend appearance. And, Shahid Kapoor set temperatures soaring when he posed in a tantalizing teal co-ord set. With impeccable tailoring and attention to detail, Shahid effortlessly showcased his fashion prowess, leaving onlookers captivated by his undeniable appeal.
The ever-charismatic Jim Sarbh made a bold fashion statement by donning a stunning co-ord set accompanied by a patterned overcoat. Jim effortlessly merged the classic elements of the co-ord set with the unique flair of the patterned overcoat. He continues to prove himself as a fashion maverick, effortlessly pushing boundaries and leaving a lasting impact in the world of fashion.
Varun Dhawan exuded an undeniable charm in his white co-ords ensemble, radiating an air of elegance. The pristine white fabric draped flawlessly over his frame, highlighting his impeccable sense of style.
When it comes to pushing fashion boundaries, Ranveer Singh reigns supreme, and his funky patterned co-ord set was no exception. Ranveer combined bold colours and eye-catching designs that perfectly captured his flamboyant persona. Adding to the audacious ensemble, he sported bold red shoes and rocked red-tinted glasses.