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Excited to do glamorous role after 'M S Dhoni-the inside story': Kiara Advani

By Rajesh Ahuja New Delhi, Mar 19 (UNI) She impressed cinegoers with her role of a girl-next-door in 'M S Dhoni-the inside story', the biopic on the life of former Indian test captain M S Dhoni.
In her new film 'Machine', Bollywood upcoming actress Kiara Advani will be seen in a glamorous avataar.
Kiara says that after essaying a role based on real life, it was exciting to do a glamorous role in a commercial entertainer like 'Machine '.
''I am excited to be in a glamorous avataar after 'M S Dhoni-the inside story ','' the actress told UNI.
Produced by Abbas and Mastan, who have given to the industry several thrillers over the years, from 'Baazigar' to 'Humraaz' to 'Race', 'Machine ' marks the Bollywood debut of Abbas Barmawala's son Mustafa.
For Kiara, who has grown up on Abbas Mastan films, says working in a film by the director duo is a dream come true.
''When I got a call from the office of Abbas Mastan for 'Machine ', I was completely shocked.
I have grown up on their films since childhood.
I had dreamed that one day I would work with them.
However, I had not imagined that it would happen so soon.
In this sense, getting to work in 'Machine ' is a dream come true,'' she said.
Talking about her role in the film, she said, ''I play the role of Sara, who is a die hard romantic.
At the same time she is quite strong.
I really loved my character in the film.
There are so many shades to it.
I feel that Abbas and Mastan present their women quite well'' Kiara says it was not difficult for her to play the character of Sara.
''Sara is in a lot of ways like I am in real life.
So it was not very difficult for me to get into the skin of the character, ''she said.
She said like all earlier films by Abbas Mastan, 'Machine' is an out and out commercial entertainer.
''Machine has all the ingredients that one would expect in an Abbas Mastan film.
Also, 'Machine ' has a different story, something the audience has not seen before,''she said.
Describing Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi and Kajol as her inspirations in the film industry, Kiara said,''all these actresses have made me want to be an actor.
For me, they are iconic Hindi film heroines.

European Union Film Festival in Goa from Jul 1

Panaji, Jun 27 (UNI) The European Union Film Festival, organized jointly by the Delegation of the European Union, Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, will be held in Goa from July 1 to 8.


Bollywood lauds Kidambi Srikanth on winning Australia Super series

New Delhi, Jun 27 (UNI) Bollywood fraternity today lauded ace badminton player Kidambi Srikanth who has created history by becoming the first Indian ever to win Australia Super series.


Sarthak, Savina crowned Bollywood Mr & Miss India 2017

New Delhi, Jun 27 (UNI) Sarthak Verma from Delhi and Savina Birla from Chandigarh were crowned Bollywood Mr India and Miss India 2017 respectively at a first of its kind Bollywood pageant, held in the capital.


'Tubelight' earns Rs 65 cr on opening weekend

New Delhi, Jun 26 (UNI) Riding on the brilliant performances by Salman Khan and child actor Matin and the strong buzz for the film, Kabir Khan's 'Tubelight ' has earned Rs 65 crore in its opening weekend, trade sources said today.


Daler Mehndi lends support to US girl's vision to Oxygenate Earth by planting 100 trees in Delhi

New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) Having entertained music lovers in India as well as abroad over the years with his unique brand of Punjabi rock music, pop icon Daler Mehndi has now joined hands with the DDA for the humanitarian cause of 'Oxygenating' the Earth for future generations.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to act in Kannada-English film

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to act in Kannada-English film

Bengaluru, Jun 22 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today donned the paint to act as a reel Chief Minister in a children's film Though not a first politician to figure in the tinsel town with some of his predecessors including former Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde taking the leader earlier.

India focus in Al Gore's climate crisis sequel

India focus in Al Gore's climate crisis sequel

Cannes, May 26 (UNI) A year after Paris hosted the historic climate change conference, the Cannes film festival maintained the momentum on saving the environment by screening the sequel to former US Vice-president Al Gore's path-breaking documentary film on the subject.