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Pankaj Tripathi’s Kaleen Bhaiyya has resurrected the love for traditional villains

After wowing the world with his cool-daddy act in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Pankaj Tripathi returns in a month to reprise his iconic character of Kaleen Bhaiyya in Mirzapur’s second season. Left at the delicious cliffhanger, the tent pole outing has Tripathi play the part of a menacing mafioso. Tripathi, known for his stellar performances, fits into every shade of the character with impeccable ease. Long after the era of villains has gone, Tripathi has brought to the fore a layered villainous character everyone loves to loathe.

Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiya

Tripathi tells us, “In our younger years, the idea of a villain was rather limited. It was obviously by virtue of how the stories played out, villainous was a little over the top in their tonality. With Mirzapur and Gurgaon earlier or even Sacred Games, I have been able to explore the dark side of the human psyche in greater depth. I choose the negative characters wisely. None of them should be similar and each of them should be distinctly different from the other. The motivation of each of these characters is starkly different. Kaleen is intoxicated by the power he commands so he operates out of protecting his self-worth. I am glad that writers are writing unique negative characters who do more than just have an ominous laugh. There are strong back stories, a character graph that defines why the man is a certain way. Long formats also allow you to delve deeper into these aspects. Kaleen doesn’t out rightly look villainous because you are familiarised with the many facets of the man. These are not traditional villainous parts but I am glad that these parts are 2.0 versions of Mogambos, Shakaals, and Gabbars of yesteryear.”

Saif Ali Khan and Ali Fazal together for a horror comedy flick

The suave actors of Bollywood Saif Ali Khan and Ali Fazal are coming together for a comedy horror feature film titled Bhoot Police presented by one of the most reputed studios worldwide Fox Star Studios. The lead actors of country’s most successful video on demand series in recent, Sacred Games on Netflix and Mirzapur on Amazon Prime are now coming together to be seen on screen together. Fox Star Studios took to Twitter to announce the project which will be directed by Pavan Kripalani. The film also stars Dangal fame actress Fatema Sana Shaikh. The film goes on floors in August this year.

The tweet read – Bhoots beware! #PavanKirpalani  #SaifAliKhan @fattysanashaikh @alifazal9 are teaming up for #BhootPolice – a horror comedy in 3D! Shoot commences in August 2019. Presented by Fox Star Studios.

Ali Fazal looks strikingly dapper on the cover of The Week Smart Life

Ali Fazal has graced the latest February cover of The Week Smart Life. Shot by the talented Subi Samuel, Ali looks his stylish best in a variety of suited up looks crafted by stylist Anisha Gandhi.

The title of the cover reads Hollywood Calling keeping in mind his great advent into the west with his work which he been garnering in Hollywood. After the release of Victoria and Abdul there’s been much buzz about his further work in the west one of which is a biopic based on the Iraqi War making him the first Indian to be starring in a biopic in the west.

On the work front here, Ali will next be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies releasing on 15th March followed by Prassthanam with Sanjay Dutt and the season 2 of the much successful series by Amazon Prime, Mirzapur.

Ali Fazal surprises Richa Chadha for her birthday

Richa Chadha celebrates her birthday tomorrow and thus, finding time from her busy schedule, her boyfriend actor Ali Fazal planned a surprise birthday getaway for the actress. Both Richa and Ali have been busy with their respective work schedules, with Richa being busy with Shakeela Biopic and shoot of two other films, Ali was busy with the shoot of Milan Talkies and Prassthanam.

The two finally owing to the year-end, found time from their schedule and flew down to the island nation of Maldives.

It was an early birthday surprise from Ali to Richa intended to spend time away from the city to celebrate the special occasion of Richa’s birthday. So much so, that Richa only knew that it was meant to be a holiday, the destination wasn’t revealed to her too until she departed for the holiday.

Ali Fazal pronounced as the Sexiest Man of Bollywood by Stardust

Ali Fazal’s popularity has sky rocketed after the release of Mirzapur earning him great reviews across. His Hollywood presence and now a great presence in the digital world too has made him a desirable face, making Stardust India to feature him on their December cover giving him the title of Bollywood’s Sexiest Man. Featuring in a black and white image, Ali Fazal looks intense on the cover which was launched this morning at the Magna Publishing House.

On being asked about him being called the sexiest man, Ali said, “It’s a nice thing when someone calls you sexy, beautiful. I’m actually privileged, so thank you to Stardust for giving me this honour. There are many sexy men in India and it feels great to be considered as one.”

Vikrant Massey impresses all in the crime-thriller ‘Mirzapur’!

Enchanting the audiences with his simple yet realistic performances, Vikrant Massey earned quite applause for his role in Amazon Prime’s amusing gorefest – Mirzapur!

In this web’s response to Gangs Of Wasseypur, Vikrant plays a typically clueless good boy who gets pushed into the world of crime. The talented actor is skilled enough to gain all the attention from his viewers in spite of his character being helplessly embroiled into ambition, greed, horrid games and morbid atrocities without any sign of initial rebel against power.

This young, promising actor didn’t just woo the audience with his effortlessly nuanced performance but a lot of revered critics reviewed only to shower him with appreciation for his part in this crime thriller.

For instance, The Indian Express opined, “Vikrant Massey plays the innocent docile boy and we are hoping that his character will find a direction in the upcoming episodes.” In the meanwhile, Times Now News rated him saying, “Vikrant Massey is of the first rate.”

Firstpost reviewed him as a peaceful distraction from animosity, increasing death counts and gloomy circumstances saying, “Massey provides a relief from the constant gore, and lends the story a fleeting balance.”

Popular site Scroll.in affirms, “Vikrant Massey is terrific in his role, managing to earn some sympathy even though his character is never up to any good.” In.com finally avers on his diction quoting, “Vikrant Massey delivers his lines wonderfully.”

Vikrant Massey has an impressive mix of content-driven plus mainstream projects to his name like Mirzapur, Lipstick Under My Burkha, A Death in the Gunj, Dil Dhadkne Do and Lootera for which his power packed and impactful performances were highly appreciated.