Lalit Modi’s niece debuts in ‘Gippi’ (Movie Snippets)

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi’s niece Jayati is set for her Bollywood debut. She will be seen in filmmaker Karan Johar’s upcoming film “Gippi”.

The 16-year-old plays her age as school girl Shamira. She landed the role through social media.

“The auditions were conducted through Facebook and Jayati got to know about it through one of her friends. She registered in Delhi with a group of friends, but everyone auditioned except her,” says a source.

“When (director) Sonam Nair asked her why she wasn’t auditioning, Jayati said she was not sure about it. But when Sonam insisted, she went ahead and not only auditioned, but also bagged the role,” the source added.

“Gippi” is primarily the story of an overweight 13-year-old girl, who hates the idea of dieting.


Madhuri shoots for action sequence

Actress Madhuri Dixit, who will soon be seen playing the lead role in “Gulaab Gang”, has shot an action sequence for the upcoming film.

The movie is partly inspired by social activist Sampat Pal and the work she and her ‘Gulabi Gang’ do for women’s welfare.

“Had great fun shooting action sequence for ‘Gulaab Gang’ yesterday. Tiring, but completely challenging and exciting,” Madhuri posted on Twitter.

She even said it is currently the most exciting activity for herself.

“What is the most interesting thing in your life that you are doing or planning to do? For me, right now it’s this action scene,” she added.

The actress will also later be seen in “Dedh Ishqiya”, a sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed movie “Ishqiya”.


‘Grand Masti’ last schedule set to begin

Actor Aftab Shivdasani will begin shooting for the last schedule of upcoming comedy “Grand Masti” Wednesday. He is sure it will be a fun-filled schedule.

“So, back to the last leg of ‘Grand Masti’ from the 10th, wrapping up the film. Gonna be crazy as usual,” Aftab posted on Twitter.

Indra Kumar, who directed the 2004 “Masti”, is helming “Grand Masti” too. Other actors in the movie are Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh.

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