Actor Sooraj Pancholi who debuted with Salman Khan‘s production ‘Hero’ says that he was not good enough in studies but was very good at sports.
“I have been into sports since my childhood. I wasn’t that good in studying but in sports I have always been ahead. Whether its football, sprinting, cricket or any other game. I feel sports is something that every child and youngster should participate in because at the end playing sport can support us in keeping our mind and body fit”. said Sooraj at the launch of the 1st edition of Super Soccer Tournament in Mumbai on Sunday.
Talking about the initiative, he said, “Super Soccer Tournament is actually a charitable cause. It is about children who play football but not fortunate to take this sport financially. Through this initiative, we are helping them in promoting younger children to play football and want them to play for our country because we have been playing lot of cricket everywhere. So it is our effort to promote football in the same manner”.
When asked about his upcoming movies, he said, “I have been preparing for it and we will start the shoot in coming few days”.
Sooraj Pancholi made his debut in “Hero” along with Athiya Shetty. Now, he will be seen in Farook Kabir’s tentatively titled “Hafiz”, which will go on the floors next month and he is also working in Remo D’Souza’s action-comedy film with Ajay Devgn.
Divya elated with first Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award
Critically acclaimed actress Divya Dutta has bagged a Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for her role in “Chalk n Duster”.
Divya tweeted a photograph of herself while holding on to the trophy.
She captioned it: “And the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for best actor in negative role for ‘Chalk n Duster’! Happyyyyy.”
“This is my first ever Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation award and that too for a negative role… It is just overwhelming,” she added in a statement.
Released in 2016, “Chalk n Duster” narrates the story of the commercialisation of the Indian private education system, the changing student-teacher relationship and issues faced by them.
Directed by Jayant Gilatar, the film also stars Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Zarina Wahab and Girish Karnad.
Pooja Bhatt on ‘double standards’
Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who is known for voicing her opinion without mincing words, has now spoken out about people’s “double standards”.
“While the world has no problems with an older man marrying a younger woman, they hurl stones when it is the other way around. Double standards,” Pooja tweeted on Monday.
Last year, Pooja went public about her drinking issues and the fact that she is on the road to recovery and has not touched alcohol since the last four months.