Posts tagged Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone took a break from work to catch India’s Badminton superstar Saina Nehwals’s final match at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last evening.
The decision to watch the match was a last minute one. But Deepika did cancel all her meetings and appointments to fly all the way to Delhi to watch the match.
Our source said, “It is for the first time that India has entered the final competition of Badminton at CWG and Deepika Padukone, who herself is an excellent badminton player, could not but go and witness this historic moment herself. Deepika wanted to cheer for Saina and that’s why she flew to Delhi.”
When contacted, Deepika confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I went to watch Saina’s final match.”
Khan was insisting that he will only act in Dreams, if Bhardwaj directs a film for his production house. Khan’s loss is Vivaan’s gain, who has now bagged a three-film deal
After actress Priyanka Chopra, it is Vivaan Shah (Naseeruddin Shah’s son) who has become director Vishal Bhardwaj’s muse.
Apart from signing a three-film deal with Vishal and starring in Saat Khoon Maaf, Vivaan has bagged the lead role in Dreams, which was initially to be essayed by Saif Ali Khan.
Khan eventually did not do the project, as Vishal did not agree to his barter deal; Khan wanted Bhardwaj to direct a film for his production house, which the director flatly refused to do.
In Dreams, Vivaan will be rubbing shoulders with Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. This will be his second film with Priyanka after Saat Khoon Maaf.
A source says, “Vishal sir is extremely impressed with Vivaan and believes that this young boy has immense talent. Saat Khoon Maaf is Vivaan’s debut film where he plays a pivotal role of a sutradhar and is there throughout the film. Vivaan has delivered his best with each frame.
Vivaan has been a lucky soul to receive training from Vishal sir as well as his talented father Naseeruddin Shah.”
“Dreams is again a complicated script, and Vivaan’s role is very intriguing. Having bagged such a role at such a young age speaks volume about the debutant” adds the source.
Vivaan’s manager, Jairaj Patil, confirmed, “Yes Vivaan has a three-movie deal with Vishal and has signed Dreams.” Atta boy!
|Vivaan with Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj (Yogen Shah)|
Sajid Nadiadwala was allegedly hesitant to screen the trailer of Break Ke Baad, starring Imran Khan, with his feature Anjaana Anjaani. But the producers have gone ahead and tagged themselves to the film anyway
Newsflash: the trailer of Break Ke Baad, starring Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone, will be shown during the screening of Anjaana Anjaani, whether producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Ranbir Kapoor like it or not.
Reliance Big Pictures apparently called up Nadiadwala to say that they wanted him to attach the trailer of their film Break Ke Baad to Anjaana Anjaani. But Sajid turned them down, insinuating that the hero of Anjaana Anjaani (Ranbir) wouldn’t be happy about this.
Sajid suggested that if he complied with their marketing strategy, it would upset Ranbir. Sajid then added that the dynamics were too complicated to be explained.
Another reason why Sajid apparently chose to say ‘no’ was because both Anjaana Anjaani and Break Ke Baad are youthful films with similar target audiences. Seemingly, he did not want the spotlight to shift from his film.
Apart from this, grapevine had it that Ranbir and Imran, who were once good friends, are not on good terms. They have not admitted to this but their friendship went sour when Imran’s fiancée Avantika made some uncharitable remarks about Raajneeti, which stars Ranbir.
Meanwhile, not left with an alternative, Reliance Big Pictures called up all the theatres and asked them to show the trailer of Break Ke Baad with Anjaana Anjaani and the other releases, Robot, Khichdi and Benny Aur Bablu.
Says a source, “Reliance Big Pictures doesn’t have to pay the theatres. Studios and theatres work on a goodwill basis. Nadiadwala was very polite, but his conversation with Big Pictures clearly implied that he didn’t want to have the trailer of Break Ke Baad playing alongside his film Anjaana Anjaani.”
When contacted however, Nadiadwala told Mumbai Mirror, “I am not attaching the trailer of Break Ke Baad in Anjaana Anjaani? This is news to me. My signature would be required to attach it. But you see, I have not been approached by Reliance for the same.
Even if they call me now to do it, I happily will. I have no problem with Imran. He is a very sweet boy. And if they are going ahead and showing the trailer, I still don’t have any issues.”
On the other hand, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Reliance Big Pictures, Priti Shahni, told us, “It was always our plan to be in the theatres this weekend.
This is a good weekend with three films releasing, which includes Anjaana Anjaani.
Our trailer of Break Ke Baad has been programmed across the country in all theatres with all the three films.”
That’s enough said, we think.
Shirish Kunder is in advanced talks with the actress for the heroine’s role in Joker. It’s clear that Farah is on good terms with her
That Farah Khan’s hubby Shirish Kunder may have finally cast a heroine for his next Joker is interesting. But what’s even better is that it’s going to be Deepika Padukone. So, if all goes well, Akshay Kumar will be seen romancing Deepika Padukone in Joker. Clearly, Deepika and Farah have mended their differences.
It may be recalled that soon after Deepika’s debut release Om Shanti Om, the actress did not bother to keep in touch with the woman who gave her the first big break in Bollywood, Farah Khan.
After the success of her debut film, Deepika moved on with her newfound fame. She started getting projects with big banners and got so busy working on each of them that she was not left with any time to keep in touch with Farah. This had upset Farah tremendously.
But now the two have buried the hatchet.
A source close to Joker revealed, “Deepika and Shirish are in advanced talks. She is the prime contender to fill the heroine’s slot in the film.”
Apparently, on reading the script of the film, Deepika loved the character she is supposed to play. The source added, “Deepika is very excited to be backing Farah Khan’s fold. After all, it was Farah who gave her her first super hit film Om Shanti Om.”
On being asked about signing Deepika, Shirish was a bit evasive. He said, “We are currently in the process of casting the main lead opposite Akshay for Joker. Certain top names are being considered. It is a performance-oriented role. Akshay and I will take the final call in a week.”
Farah however, chose to clarify the matter. She said, “Jo bhi hua tha, it got sorted out long ago. She came for Eid to my place recently and also on my show.”
Though Deepika remained unavailable for comment, here’s a tip she may want to use: gratitude is great attitude.
By Joginder Tuteja, September 20, 2010 – 12:25 IST
Over the week gone by, there have been speculations galore around the latest movie being signed by Akshay Kumar. It is being whispered in the industry circles that the actor has signed a film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Prabhu Deva would be calling the shots as a director. It was also being assumed that with Bhansali around, the film would have a period setting and due to Prabhu Deva’s inclination towards dance, the film would require some intense Indian classical dancing by Akshay Kumar.
We bring to you the real truth exclusively at Bollywood Hungama.
Yes, it is confirmed that Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Prabhu Deva would be collaborating for a film. The film would be co-produced by Bhansali and Akshay while Prabhu Deva would be directing his second Hindi film after Wanted.
However, the speculation around this being a period dance drama is incorrect. The film is being set in the modern times and has a contemporary feel to it. Also, dance would form one of the many ingredients of this hardcore commercial masala flick which would go on floors early next year once Akshay Kumar wraps up the shoot of Desi Boyz [to be directed by Rohit Dhawan - son of David Dhawan].
Confirms a highly placed source connected to the film, “That’s right, this is going to be the most ambitious project ever by Bhansali. It was him who thought of bringing together Akshay Kumar and Prabhu Deva. He has been known for certain aesthetics of cinema and that would remain intact in this new venture as well. However, this time around the target audience would be a wider segment of masses. Bhansali wanted to expand his horizon and conceived a mega project like this.”
“For Akshay too, it is all set to be a new experience because he has established himself amidst the top league without working with filmmakers like Chopras, Johars and Bhansalis of the world. A project like this adds on a reputed filmmaker to his repertoire”, he adds, “Since Prabhu Deva too has shown his commercial bent with Wanted, his coming together with Akshay only makes this a killer combination in the making. One can well imagine the kind of hype that just this announcement is going to make.”
This yet untitled film doesn’t have a leading lady finalised yet. However, given the huge canvas that this film is expected to boast of, it is imperative that one of the top actresses would come on board. Would Bhansali be repeating Aishwarya Rai or Sonam? Or would Kareena, Katrina or Deepika make the cut?
Watch this space!
It was not working with ex-lover, Ranbir Kapoor, but repeated changes in her role that led to this
Sometime ago, it was reported that Deepika Padukone told Anurag Basu that she would sign his next film Silence, produced by UTV, only if she is paid on par with Priyanka Chopra, who is also acting in the film. But the truth of the matter is that the actress walked out of Silence.
Initially, she and ex-lover, Ranbir Kapoor, were given a joint narration. They both agreed to act in the film, despite the awkwardness it would insinuate (Deepika is now with Vijay Mallya’s son, Sidhartha).
A source close to the film told Mumbai Mirror, “Originally, Basu wanted to cast ex-lovers Deepika and Ranbir together.
During the joint narration, he even told Deepika and Ranbir that the casting of the mentally-challenged role is not so important, as he could even cast a man in that role. So, his plan was mainly Deepika and Ranbir all the way.”
Added the source, “Time and again, Deepika has announced that she has no problems working with Ranbir.
Ranbir and Deepika actually shook hands after Basu’s first narration to them. Both were very happy to get back together professionally.”
Explaining what really transpired, which led Deepika to change her mind on Silence, Deepika’s friend said, “Basu kept changing the script every now and then.
Three meetings down the line, Deepika realised that not only her role but also the entire story of the film was being changed by Basu.
Hence, she chose not to do the project. However, she was extremely professional about it. She told Basu that she was opting out.”
Deepika was thus replaced by Priyanka. Despite repeated calls and text messages, Basu and Deepika did not revert back. They chose silence.