Shahid finds Babita Phogat an inspiration (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor has complimented Indian wrestler Babita Phogat and has called her an inspiration.

Babita had tweeted to Shahid saying: “Shahid Kapoor sir I read in newspaper anywhere ki aapki wish hai ki aap Babita Phogat ka role play kare. ‘Dangal 2’ se ye wish puri hogi aapki (Shahid Kapoor sir I read in a newspaper somewhere that you wish to play Babita Poghat… Your wish will come true with ‘Dangal 2’),” she wrote.

To this, the actor replied: “Haha that’s so sweet of you Babita. You really are such an inspiration.”

Babita and her sister Geeta Phogat’s characters were brought to the silver screen in the Aamir Khan-starrer “Dangal”, which was directed by Nitesh Tiwari.

Shahid, whose latest release is “Rangoon”, will next be seen in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical “Padmavati”. The film also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.


Virat’s cool, humble: Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan, who is seen sporting a hairstyle a la Virat Kohli in his forthcoming film “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, says the star cricketer is “cool and humble”.

Varun on Wednesday morning shared a photograph in which he is seen facing Kohli.

“Badri is only Virat Kohli fan. Thank you Virat for being so cool and humble we all have a lot to learn from you,” Varun captioned the image.

The 29-year-old star also tagged Kohli as a “real hero”.

Varun is currently busy promoting “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, co-starring Alia Bhatt. The film is the second installment of the 2014 film “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” directed by Shashank Khaitan. It is releasing on March 10.

The actor is also gearing up for shooting for his father and veteran director David Dhawan’s directorial venture “Judwaa 2”.


Athiya loved ’empowering’ biker avatar

Actress Athiya Shetty, who has donned a biker’s avatar for a new TV commercial, says the concept was fun and empowering for her.

Athiya will be seen in a biker’s avatar for the cosmetic brand Maybelline New York’s Colossal Kajal product.

She is seen breaking gender stereotypes and taking on the open road — all the while sporting a black riding outfit.

“The whole biker concept was immensely fun, empowering and a super exciting experience for me. So girls, create a colossal impact with different looks for yourself just like I did. Use the kajal and make your eyes look as amazing and intense as they can be,” Athiya said in a statement.

The actress, who is also the face of the brand, says the kohl adds the right amount of intensity to her look and it makes her feel bold and confident.