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Actor Sapan Krishna opens up about his journey from Bihar to Bollywood

To know his story and the struggles of an outsider in the Bollywood industry, APN News caught up with Sapan Krishan who is thriving in his career post-Bedard success.

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Mumbai. Mayanagri or City of Dreams. They say it is the city that never sleeps. Why? Because millions of youth move to Mumbai with passion and hope but in their struggles come upon perseverance. The city has always been an attraction point for cinema lovers and people who aspire to be an actor. Not everyone makes it big and the city lights have a share of shattered dreams too. However, actor Sapan Krishna, who landed in Mumbai with dreams in his eyes, is just a few steps away from making it big in films.

Sapan is all set to win hearts with his new music video release Tera Hi Naam. Co-starring Preyal Shah, the song is a romantic ballad that will make you believe in love at first sight.

Watch Tera Hi Naam song here:

He made his acting debut with the 2020 Kannada film Deadly Affair. But, he gained wide recognition for his impeccable acting prowess in the music video Bedard co-starring the diva Hina Khan and singer Stebin Ben.

To know his story and the struggles of an outsider in the Bollywood industry, APN News caught up with Sapan Krishna who is thriving in his career post-Bedard success.

“I was born and raised in Bihar and had no connection with the industry whatsoever. Belonging to a middle-class family of academicians, my outlook and perspective were very different. I think we are overtly respectful and consider everyone as a family, which doesn’t align well with the filmy world. But I must say when your heart is clean and if you choose your surroundings well, God makes a path for you. And this is happening to me as well”, he said.

Sapan Krishna, a small-town boy from Bihar’s Aarah district, moved to the national capital Delhi at a young age along with his family in the quest for better education and opportunities. However, even after getting an MBA and working as a Marketing and Advertising Manager in an MNC, he did not feel content. “I was trying my bit to fit in the norms of the society and be a perfect son. But, a few years ago, I quit my job and decided to make my acting dream a reality”, he said.

Waking up one day and deciding to quit a high-paying job with stability was like being in deep water. Especially, when you decide to pursue acting with no connections or Godfather in the megacity. “I don’t have a plan B. In fact, my plan A to Z is what I am doing right now and my whole heart is into it”, Sapan said.

Speaking about his struggles without a Godfather, the actor said, “I have also come across a casting couch incident. A person made me false promises and lured me saying that he has connections with Salman Khan and in exchange, he wanted sexual favours.”

Wrestling with all the negativities that came along his way, Sapan bagged a lead role in the Kannada film Deadly Affair. Helmed by Rajesh Murthy, the film revolves around adultery. A married man cheats on his wife and the repercussions are worth-watching. The film is streaming on Amazon Prime UK and US.

When asked to choose between the script and the star value, Sapan said, “It’s obviously the script if you are looking for good content and quality storytelling. But, if one is making a massy entertainer then the star value takes precedence. Personally, I feel the script should always be the most important thing. Star value can be cherry on the cake.”

He aspires to work with filmmakers like Shakun Batra, Anurag Kashyap, Neeraj Pandey, and others. “They all have different ways of storytelling and displaying human relationships and I love them all”, he said.

Well, Sapan Krishna’s decision to quit his stable job is turning out to be right as his luck and perseverance served him with roles no one can say no to. He has projects like Mathadi, a web series for a leading OTT, based on the story of labourers in India and Bhaakcination, a film based on the Covid-19 vaccination drive in rural India, lined up in his kitty.

I wish Sapan good luck for all his upcoming projects.

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Nana Patekar to play lead in The Vaccine War, Vivek Agnihotri announces on social media | See Photo

Vivek Agnihotri has not yet revealed the release dat of his next film, titled The Vaccine War.

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The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri, who rocked the big screen by depicting the massacre in the Kashmir Valley last year, is in discussion these days about his upcoming film The Vaccine War. This film was announced by Vivek a few days back but now it seems like the shooting of The Vaccine War is finally over.

Vivek Agnihotri hasn’t announced the star cast of the film yet, but the director recently revealed that Saptami Gowda will be seen playing an important role in The Vaccine War. However, now after the shooting is over, today the director has revealed the lead actor of of his next film.

Shortly before sharing a post on his Instagram handle, director Vivek Agnihotri has revealed that the lead actor in The Vaccine War will be none other than Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar. The director shared a picture with Nana Patekar from the shooting set, in which Vivek is seen sitting in the director’s chair with Nana Patekar sitting by his side. Sharing the post, Vivek wrote, ‘Official announcement: Three-time National Award winner, Nana Patekar, one of the most honest and powerful actors of our times, is leading the cast in The Vaccine War.

Talking about the same, Vivek Agnihotri said, ‘For The Vaccine War, the film’s lead actor needed to be powerful, believable. And when we were thinking of casting someone whose performance is impeccable, the only name that came to our mind was Nana Patekar. He is one of those rare actors who gives his best in any role and has never compromised on his performance with his acting.

He further said, ‘I am very happy that I chose Pallavi and Nana Patekar to work in this film. He has played more than one role in his career. Nana Patekar devoted himself to the script and the character, which is a very rare quality. We are very happy and elated that Nana Patekar is working on one of the most important films of our times. The most inspiring and honest film of our times, the most honest and true film of our times, The Vaccine War.’

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Bigg Boss 16: Archana Gautam recites shayari for Anil Kapoor, blushes after actor hugs her from behind

The Weekend Ka Vaar gets into a high-octane drama as Farah Khan will be replacing Salman Khan as a host this weekend.

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Bigg Boss 16: Archana Gautam recites shayari for Anil Kapoor, blushes after actor hugs her from behind

When the housemates in Bigg Boss 16 are fighting for the ration and Ticket to Finale Week, Archana Gautam is busy making shayaris. This time she has made the shayari for the legendary actor Anil Kapoor.

The channel has shared the promo of the upcoming episode where the Weekend Ka Vaar will be hosted by Farah Khan and will be graced by evergreen superstar Anil Kapoor for promoting his upcoming film The Night Manager.

The actor-turned-politician blushes when the superstar greets Archana and refers to her as Archu. He then requests that she recite a Shayari for him while keeping her eyes closed. As she does, he surprises her with a hug from behind at Farah’s behest. Archana will end up blushing adorably! Later, he also asks MC Stan to speak his Majnu dialogue in his style.

Anil Kapoor will also ask housemates to choose a contestant who they think is a manager, managing others. Archana and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary will choose Shiv Thakare and will give him the tag of his mandali’s manager while Sumbul Khan and Shiv will choose Priyanka as Tina and Archana’s manager.

Meanwhile, Kartik Aaryan will also come to the house and enact a romantic kitchen scene with Archana but she will leave everyone in splits by mistakenly calling him bhaiya.

The Weekend Ka Vaar gets into a high-octane drama as Farah Khan will be replacing Salman Khan as a host this weekend. She even lashes out at Tina Datta and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary for their rude behaviour towards Shalin Bhanot.

Calling their behaviour disgusting, Farah Khan says, Tina’s broken tooth was so serious that she was thinking of leaving the show. However, at the same time she was making fun of Shalin when he was going through a nightmare.

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Telugu actor Taraka Ratna faints during TDP leader Nara Lokesh’s padayatra in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor

Taraka Ratna, who made his film debut in 2002 and has acted in about a dozen movies and web series, is reportedly keen to contest next year’s Assembly elections.

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Telugu actor Taraka Ratna faints during TDP leader Nara Lokesh's padayatra in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor

Telugu actor Nandamuri Taraka Ratna fell unconscious on Friday during the padayatra of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) general secretary Nara Lokesh in Kuppam in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital in Kuppam after he fainted during the Padayatra. He was later shifted to the multispeciality hospital in Bengaluru for better treatment.

Reportedly, Taraka Ratna had no pulse, and his body turned blue when he was brought to the hospital. As per the latest reports, his pulse has returned after 45 minutes of treatment. Doctors state that the actor is currently receiving medical treatment.

The incident happened when there was a stampede-like situation outside a mosque that Lokesh visited shortly after launching his 4,000-kilometer padayatra. The actor-turned-politician Ratna was also a part of the padayatra.

According to the reports, ex-CM Nara Chandra Babu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh launched a padayatra in Kuppam on Friday, and he was accompanied by several political leaders. Ratna also accompanied Lokesh in the padayatra.

Lokesh performed a special puja at Lakshmipuram Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple before launching padayatra and then went to the mosque where he was joined by Ratna after a brief walk. It seems that Taraka Ratna fainted while leaving the mosque, probably from suffocation from overcrowding.

Taraka Ratna is the grandson of TDP founder, legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. T. Rama Rao. He is the cousin of Junior NTR, Kalyan Ram and Lokesh.

Meanwhile, the padayatra will conclude at Ichapuram in the Srikakulam district after over 400 days. Andhra Pradesh is looking forward to the assembly election in the state which will be held in June 2024.

Taraka Ratna, who made his film debut in 2002 and has acted in about a dozen movies and web series, is reportedly keen to contest next year’s Assembly elections. On the professional front, he was last seen in the S5-No Exit film.

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