At a recent event, the unveiling of the first look of Fugly, Akshay Kumar was seen engaging the audience with some fascinating magic tricks! In fact resorting to magic was Kumar’s way of explaining the story of his forthcoming venture in an innovative manner. He began by shredding a piece of paper into almost 64 parts, signifying how a group of friends in the movie is torn apart and when put to test by an ugly (fugly) turn of events. In the next instant, however, he slyly presented the paper in its original, intact form. With that, he tried showing how the friends come back together. It left the audiences amused and had them asking him to repeat the magic. To which, Kumar remarked, “I learnt the trick just minutes before the event.” The audience loved it and asked for more and the actor performed a trick with a volunteer’s spectacles, leaving the audiences gasping again.
It is a known fact that Sonakshi Sinha, whose Twitter bio reads as Shotgun Jr., is a daddy’s girl at heart. Her father, actor Shatrughan Sinha, is currently busy campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. When asked if she gets the time to campaign or promote her father’s agendas for the constituency that he is standing for, Sinha Jr. mentioned, “I may not be able to join papa for his campaign activities due to a packed schedule but I am definitely rooting for him, straight from my heart. I am sure only the best will happen to him.”
That’s a sweet thought, isn’t it?
Shooting in the open has always has its hazards especially when there is a big star involved and controlling the crowd becomes a task. Recently when Saif Ali Khan was shooting for Humshakals in London, the crew found it hard to keep the onlookers at bay, so much so, that even the security guards could not handle the situation. That is when the actor decided to take matters in his hand. He went ahead, waved to the fans, took the mike and asked them to calm down so the crew could shoot the sequence for the film. Luckily for the team, the crowd abided to his humble request.
Compiled by Namita Nivas with Geety Sahgal, Priya Adivarekar, Siddhi Pathak and agencies