Anupam Kher travels in metro for first time

Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher travelled in the metro for the first time and described it as a great experience.

Anupam on Tuesday took to Twitter, where he shared a few photographs from the metro and captioned it: “Thanks to the horrible traffic at Saki Naka, Mumbai… had a great experience travelling by Metro for the first time ever. Loved the experience and the people in it. Jai Ho.

On the work front, Anupam will next be seen in “The Accidental Prime Minister”.

The film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor to Manmohan Singh. Akshaye Khanna features as Baru, and Divya Seth Shah plays Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur in the movie.

It is directed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, along with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer.

The script of “The Accidental Prime Minister”, produced by Bohra Bros, is written by Mayank Tewari. It is slated to release on December 21.

Shabana Azmi remembers Nelson Mandela on birth anniversary

Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi remembered former South African President Nelson Mandela on his 100th birth anniversary.

“I am blessed to have met Nelson Mandela twice. What a giant of a man. His ideology of non violence ,truth and reconciliation is needed today more than ever. On his 100th birth centenary my deepest respect,” Shabana tweeted on Tuesday.

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

He became an elder statesman and focused on combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the charitable Nelson Mandela Foundation.

‘Soorma’ team lauds Jhajjar Police

The “Soorma” team appreciated Jhajjar Police’s initiative for making Dubaldhan village’s poor kids watch the film at a cinema hall.

Producer Chitrangada Sen and actor Diljit Dosanjh got overwhelmed by IPS officer Pankaj Nain’s post on Twiiter, that stated that he along with his team took a few poor students to watch “Soorma” at a cinema hall.

In response to the IPS officer’s post, Chitrangada tweeted: “This is by far the best review for ‘Soorma’, touching so many hearts and inspiring people everyday with this brave story. So humbled with the initiative of Jhajjar Police.Thank You.”

Humbled by the post, Diljit who is essaying the role of hockey champ Sandeep Singh in the film also reposted the IPS officer’s tweet.

“Soorma” has garnered a lot of positive response from the critics and audience.