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Punk’d Bollywood style
Producer Ekta Kapoor’s partner for her next project is MTV. The talented lady is putting an Indian spin on the American series Punk’d which will be called: MTV Jhand.
The show will run for five weeks as a promotion for Ekta’s upcoming Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi, with newcomers, Siddharth Gupta and Siddharth Bhardwaj playing main roles.
Ashton Kutcher was the host for the popular reality show which saw people, most times celebrities, being pranked while being taped on hidden cameras. Ekta has already shot some episodes featuring actors Nargis Fakhri, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and even with music composer Anu Malik. The producer was successful in her previous promotional campaign for Ragini MMS 2, Haunted Weekends with Sunny, and hopes the same for her next movie.
This next story is no joke. He did the Oscar-winning Hollywood movie Slumdog Millionaire but actor Madhur Mittal has now set his sights on Bollywood! Born in Agra, India, Madhur was a child-actor in One 2 Ka 4 and Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan respectively.
On returning to Indian cinema, he is well-aware that looks seem to be the driving factor for someone’s fame, and said: “I am ready to grow my muscles but these things don’t define an actor. You need to have the ability to act to become one. Luckily, there is a wind of change happening in Hindi cinema. Good work is coming to people who are not conventionally good looking like Ranbir Kapoor or Akshay Kumar.”
He did not achieve the same level of popularity as his Slumdog co-stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, but Mittal is not phased; he is ready to put in the necessary work. #BollyTalks will keep you informed of this young man’s moves in B-Town.