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Sunday, 28 July 2019 | IANS


‘Writng a book was challenging’

Richa Chadha, who is set to debut as an author, has said that writing a book was challenging for her as for many years, she did not want people to know the inner workings of her mind.

“I say this everytime but I'm lucky that I'm busy with multiple things. That's what keeps me going. And I'm a creative soul who thrives on self expression. I enjoy writing, I'd be writing even if I was a carpenter or a photographer. Writing a book is challenging because for many years, I didn't want people to know the inner workings of my mind,” Richa said

The actress said that writing gave her a break from the exhaustion of too many simultaneous shoots and projects. “I knew I was on a deadline and I realised that I needed some peace and quiet. I was already more than half way through it but I had to concentrate to the point that I am thinking about this daily. So taking a break from shoot was essential and I shut myself out and worked in peaceful isolation to complete the book,” she added.

The book is now officially completed. It will have Richa's life experiences in the form of full length stories.                                                           

Time to move on: Gary Mehigan

Chef Gary Mehigan may not be on the judge’s panel of the new season of MasterChef Australia, but he recalled his long association with the show as an experience that changed his life.

Mehigan, along with his co-judges Matt Preston and George Calombaris, bid goodbye to the show after judging its 11 seaons. “At 52 years of age I've learnt so many lessons...! MasterChef... has been a gamechanger and how lucky were we to enjoy 11 years of amazingly positive and uplifting television. We have been blessed with new friends and colleagues that will remain so for the rest of our lives. A moment in time to be savoured and remembered with a big smile," Mehigan wrote on Instagram who is now looking forward to begin new adventures.

“We are so proud. But a mentor of mine told me ‘never be afraid of change'. (It is) time to move on, maybe work a little less, dig our fingers into something new and exciting and make a different kind of TV,” he added.           

Tough fitness goals for farhan

Farhan Akhtar has turned his beast mode on for his upcoming film Toofan and is setting some tough fitness goals for himself. On Saturday, the actor shared on Instagram a video of his gruelling workout, in which he is seen working on his core and back.

“And just when you think the 2 hour session is over, they make you sign out with this. Thanks @drewnealpt @samir_jaura. Toofan in the making, boxer life, fitness goals, core workout, Beast,” he captioned the clip.

The movie is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and is jointly produced by Excel Movies and ROMP Pictures.

Meanwhile, the actor has also shared a sweet message for his girlfriend Shibani Dandekar with whom he is currently holidaying in Koh Samui, Bangkok. In the image shared on Instagram, the two are seen relaxing in a swimming pool. “At, by and on your side. Shibani Dandekar,” he captioned the image.                                  

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