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Rohit Roy is begging for work

No more racy scenes for Kapoor and Balan; Salman too busy now for Jhalak; Rise of the Zombie due in February; and Ayushmann wants a singing role on screen.

The Bollywood actor Rohit Roy. AFP
The Bollywood actor Rohit Roy. AFP

Rohit Roy, one of the best-known faces on TV, is currently unemployed. "I am out of job and have no work. I am being honest that I have no work on television," said Roy, known for his work on TV shows Swabhimaan and Viraasat and the movie Shootout At Lokhandwala. "People think I am doing films, so I don't want to act on the small screen, which is why I am not called for a lot of stuff. Seriously, maybe you can spread the word and tell people: 'Give him a job!'" added the 43-year-old. "I am a jobless actor as we speak! I don't believe in making statements like I am reading a script … I am seriously out of job," he said. *IANS

No more racy scenes for Kapoor and Balan

Both Kareena Kapoor and Vidya Balan are uncomfortable doing racy scenes now that they're married. Both of the newlywed actresses were offered roles in Tigmanshu Dhulia's biopic Begum Samru, but said no because of the film's hot content. The film, set in the 1840s, will be based on a Hindi novel. Dhulia said he wrote the script a few years ago and is looking to rope in an international studio for the movie. He added: "That will ensure I don't face any censor issues in terms of satellite rights. I did approach Kareena and Vidya but they weren't comfortable with the script."

Busy Salman has no time for Jhalak

The choreographer turned actor Salman Yusuff Khan, who is making his big-screen debut with Remo D'Souza's ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance, says he won't do the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa now. "I have lots of things right now on my platter. So it might be difficult." Salman, 27, who suffered serious injuries earlier this month when he fell during a stage performance, won the first season of dance reality show Dance India Dance and later was on the fourth and fifth season of Jhalak. *IANS

February release for Rise of the Zombie

India's first zombie horror thriller, co-directed by Devaki Singh and Luke Kenny, will be released on February 22. The film is about Neil Parker (Kenny), a passionate wildlife photographer who pays more attention to wildlife than his own life. As a result, his relationship with the real world suffers. His girlfriend, played by Kirti Kulkarni, leaves him and thus begins his journey into darkness. A production venture of BSI Entertainment and Kenny Media, Rise of the Zombie also has Ashvin Mushran and Benjamin Gilani in the cast. *IANS

Ayushmann eyes singer role on screen

After displaying his vocal abilities with the hit song Pani da rang in his debut movie Vicky Donor, the actor Ayushmann Khurrana is keen to play a singer on-screen and sing for himself. "I would love to play a singer in a film … like Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar. It would be amazing. If I get to sing in a movie for myself and get to exploit my talent, then why not?" *IANS