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Ayushmann Khurrana announces new film

Plus: Kajol calls social work 'payback time'; Tusshar Kapoor considering TV turn; Govinda may cameo in Aankhen sequel.

Ayushmann Khurrana. Ramesh Sharma / India Today Group / Getty Images
Ayushmann Khurrana. Ramesh Sharma / India Today Group / Getty Images

Ayushmann Khurrana is a star on the rise. After debuting in the comedy Vicky Donor last year, the 28-year-old actor has been roped in to star in a new romantic comedy produced by Yash Raj Films. The movie is scheduled to begin shooting next month. “I’ll be seen with Sonam Kapoor in the film. The entire film will be shot in Delhi,” said Khurrana. “The film is a romcom. It talks about the love between two people during the time of recession.” The film, scheduled for release later this year, is written by Habib Faisal and directed by Nupur Asthana. – IANS

Kajol calls social work ‘payback time’

The Bollywood star Kajol says she and her actor-husband Ajay Devgn have a genuine passion for social work. “Ajay and I think this is our social responsibility. Especially after having kids, we feel the need to give back and in a different way, not through entertainment or movies,” said the 38-year-old actress and mother of two. The couple just donated a substantial amount to the Coca-Cola and NDTV’s Support My School campaign, which provides clean water and proper sanitation to schools around India. “I don’t think we can stand up for everything, but what we do stand up for, we feel passionate about – such as education and literacy. We believe these are the things that will make a difference and make our country grow,” said Kajol. – IANS

Tusshar Kapoor considering TV turn

The Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor says he’s considering forging a career in television. “If it’s interesting and doesn’t come in the way of making films, then I will consider it. I want to star in sitcoms that are like Friends or Seinfeld,” said Kapoor, 36. The actor has signed on as a resident judge in the new reality series Nautanki: The Comedy Theatre, a search for India’s best comedy and musical acts. “As a judge, I feel like this experience will help me become a better entertainer,” he said. Kapoor is currently filming the crime drama Shootout at Wadala, directed by Sanjay Gupta and co-starring Anil Kapoor and John Abraham. The film is scheduled for release in May. – IANS

Govinda may cameo in Aankhen sequel

The producer Pahlaj Nihalani announced he is developing a sequel to the 1993 hit comedy Aankhen, one of the biggest hits of the veteran actor Govinda. Nihalani said he’s even approached Govinda to make a cameo appearance in the new film. “Govinda did a wonderful job in Aankhen and took the film to the next level,” said Nihalani, who produced the original movie. “The sequel is tentatively titled Aankhen Char. The project is very close to my heart. I want to cast some youngsters and newcomers in the film.” Nihalani and Govinda are currently in preproduction for another new film, titled Avatar, to be directed by Anees Bazmee. – IANS