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Deepal Shaw on going deglam in a movie and her fetish for languages
Elina Priyadarshini (BOMBAY TIMES; October 9, 2010)
In her upcoming Marathi film, Deepal will go deglam. “In this film I am playing the main protagonist, who’s a software engineer and hails from a small village in Kolhapur,” says she and adds, “I have hardly done any make-up in the film. Though my mother tongue is Bhojpuri, I was born and brought up Mumbai.”
This ‘no makeup look’ is relegated to her current film only because the actress still loves to “sizzle on screen.” In yet another film Bangkok Blues, where she’s playing the lead opposite Irrfan Khan, Deepal will again be essaying a glamorous role. She says, “My character of Akansha Mishra in Bangkok Blues is totally different. She’s a very smart and modern girl.”
It’s nice to see her experimenting with genres, but ask her if her new simple avatar will affect her glam image, and she says, “You should have the power to attract people with your performance. Whether it’s a glam role or a simple one, it hardly matters. If you do good roles, audience will like you and watch you.”
Though two of her upcoming films have her playing the main lead, we have always seen her doing character roles till now. Ask her if she has now resolved to play only the lead roles and she says, “I don’t want to focus on lead roles alone, but I will take baby steps and do good films. Lead roles will come gradually.”
Apart from acting, the actress has a fetish for learning new languages. “I like learning new languages and I am very keen to learn Spanish,” says she. Deepal also loves playing hockey to unwind and admits that she is a sporty girl. “I am very fond of watching cricket, but my hectic schedule doesn’t allow me to watch many matches, though my dad keeps updating me,” she says.
By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 20, 2010)
Producer Mehmood Ali, who recently organised a grand muhurat for his upcoming Bhojpuri film Don starring Ravi Kishan and Nagma, may be in for trouble.
Nariman Films, the producers of the original Don, have issued a public notice against the Bhojpuri version for illegally trying to remake their film without securing the rights to do so.
Says Mehmood, “We are yet to get a legal notice, but it was improper for them to issue a public notice like this claiming that our film is inspired by their original, especially when they haven’t even seen a single frame of my film. I agree we have been inspired by the Amitabh classic, but our language, treatment, location and everything else will be different.”
After ending their relationship almost four years ago, Ravi Kishan and his former girlfriend Nagma are back together as co-stars and will soon star together in the Bhojpuri version of the 1970 Amitabh Bachchan-Zeenat Aman blockbuster, Don.
A source says, “Ravi and Nagma were romantically involved. They have worked together in 13 Bhojpuri films out of which 11 are super hits. In fact, there was a time when Ravi’s marriage to Preeti was on the verge of ending. But Ravi’s participation in the season one of Bigg Boss gave his career a fresh lease of life, especially in Bollywood. Also, the three months he spent in the Bigg Boss house made Ravi realise how much he loves his wife.
Consequently, his relationship with Nagma ended. Ravi gradually got busy with Bollywood films such as Luck, Welcome To Sajjanpur, Raavana and Well Done Abba, and Nagma and he stopped working altogether. Now they are all set to star together again in the remake of Don.”
Ravi says, “It is the most ambitious Bhojpuri film with a budget of Rs 4.5 crore. A major part of the film will be shot in London and we also have foreign technicians onboard. It was director Rajkumar Pande and producer Mehmood Ali’s decision to get Nagma and me to star together after such a long time. I don’t interfere in the casting process and at the end of the day we are all professionals.”
“I had repeatedly said that we will work together if we get a good script. My fans have always told me that I should do a film with Nagma as we are a hit pair. We were good friends and what’s happened is in the past. After Bigg Boss, I got an opportunity to work with directors like Mani Ratnam, Shyam Benegal and Soham Shah who showed faith in me as an actor. I realised that I should only concentrate on my work and I am doing some good work in the Hindi and Bhojpuri film industry.”
When asked if his wife has any qualms about him working with Nagma, Ravi says, “Yes, I have spoken to her and she is fine.”
The actor bowled over the crowd in Bihar when she asked them ‘ka haal ba Patna’
Filmmaker Prakash Jha launched TV channel Morya last week with a lot of glitz and glamour. His Raajneeti actors, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Katrina Kaif, were present for the launch in Patna along with Bhojpuri stars Ravi Kishan and Manoj Tiwari. Jha requested Katrina to speak in Bhojpuri, the local language.
A source said, “Considering that Katrina speaks Hindi with difficulty, she had goose bumps when she was asked to speak in Bhojpuri. However, Jha gave her three tutors – Manoj Tiwari, Ravi Kishan and Manoj Bajpai – all of whom can speak the language with great ease. Katrina was willing to learn. However, they could manage to teach her only one line as it was difficult for her to understand.”
Confirming the incident, Manoj Tiwari said, “It was quite funny. Initially, Katrina was very excited about it, so the three of us (Ravi Kishan, Manoj Bajpai and him) coached her to address the crowd with ‘Ka haal ba Patna’. She diligently wrote it down on a piece of paper and mugged it.
However, instead of saying ‘haal ba’, she kept on repeating ‘halba’, which sounded like ‘halwa’. Bajpai and Ravi Kishan burst out laughing at this and kept pulling her leg. That’s when we explained to her the difference between halwa, a sweet and ‘haal ba’, meaning how are you. Although Katrina took time to learn the line, she repeated it quite confidently on the dais. The crowd went berserk on hearing her. In fact we were all impressed with Katrina’s determination and persistence.”