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Deepika Padukone to romance Hrithik Roshan

Posted in Bollywood News, Deepika Padukone on October 24, 2008 by latestbollywoodnewz
Not in real life but on reel Deepika Padukone will get to romance the Bollywood’s hazel-eyed Hunk, Hrithik Roshan .

At the very start of her career, Deepika is getting to be the love interest of Bollywood big wigs like Shahrukh Khan , Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar . Now, the latest news is that she is set to play the ladylove of Hrithik Roshan.

According to the B-Town buzz, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has finalized Deepika and Hrithik for his next film which is going to be a touching love story. Though the two actors haven’t reportedly signed on the dotted line yet, they are likely to do so when they meet Bhansali in the near future.

Hrithik is presently holidaying in Bora Bora, close to Tahiti with his wife Suzanne Khan. He has been busy for the last two months shooting his home production Kites in USA.

On the other hand, Deepika has been busy with Saif’s home production that’s being directed by Imtiaz Ali . She is also working with Akshay in Chandni Chowk To China for which she has even learnt Ju-jitsu.

Deepika also graces the cover of the latest edition of Grazia magazine.


Deepika plays a cameo in SRK’s Billo Barber!

Posted in Bollywood News, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, shahrukh khan on September 9, 2008 by latestbollywoodnewz
Two films old Deepika Padukone is shining like a star. Filmmakers have started tagging her as a lucky charm and consider her to be a crowd puller. They feel that her small appearance may prove wonders and may result in box-office success also. Looking at her immense popularity, director Priyadarshan has signed in Deepika for a cameo in his upcoming flick Billo Barber which has Shahrukh and Nana Patekar in pivotal roles.

Actually, it was Priyan who was to introduce Deepika to the cine world but things did not work out accordingly and instead she was launched by Farah Khan in Om Shanti Om. Priyan did not have any ill-feeling regarding missing Deepika but was happy that she was associated with Farah’s film and got to taste success in her first attempt. It was Shahrukh who convinced Deepika to play a cameo in the film which will be produced by his production house.

Talking about his shelved film with Deepika, Priyan said, “Yes, she was being considered for a film called Pirates – about music piracy. But the film didn’t work out. I’m glad Deepika made her debut with a film as successful as OSO, and that too with Shah Rukh.” Besides Deeepika, Kareena Kapoor will also be seen in a guest appearance in the movie.

Deepika Padukone is the fittest star in Bollywood: Govinda

Posted in Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Govinda on August 28, 2008 by latestbollywoodnewz
Q. You have been for a long time now in Bollywood. Which were your best days of your professional career?
A. Starting from Shola Aur Shabnam to 1997 released film Bade Miya Chote Miya, was the best period of my life as during that period I did some good roles and that too with innocence.

Q. Now too the innocence in visible in the roles you play. How do you manage to treasure that innocence?
A. As one takes care of his/her house so that it looks attractive to him/her as well as others. Likewise one should also make sure to regularly clean his/her mind thinking of Saraswati Maata. I also do the same thing.

Q. Now-a-days you are known to divert your attention more towards spiritualism; any special reason behind it?
A. I am moving towards spiritualism due to my mother. For the start, I was very hot-tempered and had to indulge in fights. But once I got inspired by my mother’s teachings and became her student, life changed for me. I learnt a lot of good things from my mother. At the same time I learnt that those who are hot tempered get to meet people who are much more hot tempered than him/her.

Q. At the start of your career you portrayed a lot of serious characters. But since around ten years you are mostly seen in comedy flicks. Why?
A. Frankly speaking, I was tired of portraying serious roles. I started working in the industry when I was 21 years old. Before that, since I was fourteen I have to help my mother in household works like, sweeping, washing clothes, etc. I have worked a lot throughout my life. Due to this I started going through a lot of stress and comedy brought a new freshness in my life.

Q. How do you manage a brilliant timing in comedy with your co-stars which off course is a very important aspect in comedy?
A. See, in comedy more than an actor, a director has to be good in his work. If the director is good then you can even succeed in doing a comedy act with a lamppost.

Q. Amongst all the comedy flicks you have worked in until now, who has been your favourite co-star?
A. I have enjoyed working with all the stars whether he is Kader Khan, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik, Satish Shah, Chunky Pandey, Shakti Kapoor or even Karishma Kapoor. Whoever works with me always gives their 100 percent. Even my recent pairing with Salman Khan was appreciated by the viewers.

Q. Which film would you rate the best amongst the various movies you have done under the direction of David Dhawan?
A. My favourite films are Deewana Mastana and Swarg.

Q. Which has been the toughest character to play in your career?
A. I haven’t got any of such character yet.

Q. When would we see you acting in a serious cinema?
A. Not until I am satisfied that the film is going to be a super hit.

Q. There is known to be two comedy schools in Bollywood now-a-days; one run by Priyadarshan whereas other by David Dhawan. How would you differentiate between the two?
A. (laughs) See, the cheque that one gets from both the sides is the same. Their faces too match with each other. To be frank, when it comes to comedy cinema, South always has an upper hand. Even the films David has made have been inspired by South movies. The only difference has been in the way the script has been treated.

Q. Which is your favourite comedy scene?
A. I love watching all the scenes from Dilip Kumar starrer Kohinoor and Ram Aur Shyam.

Q. Whom would you name your three all time favourite stars?
A. Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra. Dilip Kumar is such an institute of acting that anyone who copies him can become a superstar. Dhramendra is my favourite hero and I have got a lot of respect for Amitabh Bachchan. Even today he is very active as an actor. It wouldn’t be wrong to call him the gem of India.

Q. Have you ever copied anyone?
A. I copy everyone. From whomsoever I get the right energy, I copy from there.

Q. Today you have got everything. Any such thing which you still desire for?
A. I haven’t got anything yet. Infact I think that I have just started my career.

Q. It’s been said that the people who do comedy are very happy in life. What do you have to say about the same?
A. It’s very true. But some times you come across some kind of people who joke about your happiness and then you have to show him some of your punches. It’s good to be nice and happy but only till someone else doesn’t use your nature in a wrong way.

Q. According to you, who are the fittest actor and actress in Bollywood?
A. Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone are the fittest stars in Bollywood. Even Akshay Kumar is very fit but Amitabhji being my favourite; I would like to give him extra marks.

Ranbir kapoor plans to direct a film

Posted in Bipasha Basu, Bollywood News, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor on August 26, 2008 by latestbollywoodnewz
Two films old only, and he wants to take up direction already to revive his grandfather’s R K Films’ flagging banner.

And, if newcomer Ranbir Kapoor is to be believed, he would have taken up a home production earlier, only he had already accepted a lot of acting work outside. “My plan got delayed, but now I’m working on it,” Ranbir told BT with an air of bravado. “Things will fall into place very shortly. I’ll star in the film and direct it. Is that too much responsibility?” Yes, it certainly is! “But I don’t think so,” argued Neetu and Rishi Kapoor’s son. “I’m passionate about being a director. I’ve lots to say. And I hope audiences accept me as a director as much as they have as an actor.”

Raj Kapoor would love his enthusiasm. For Ranbir is clear that his home production will be a celebration of cinema. “It will bring a smile to the face, a tear to the eye, that RK Films was famous for,” he promised. But Papa Rishi might not find a spot in it. “We get lots of offers to act together, and I’d love to share camera space with him, but Dad’s busy with several acting assignments,” Ranbir revealed.

Comparisons with Rishi, that Prince of Romance in the action era of angry young man Amitabh Bachchan and he-man Dharmendra, are unavoidable. But Ranbir said, “I’m not making a conscious effort to walk in my father’s footsteps, though he’s my favourite actor and I don’t mind being compared with him. But I don’t act or dance like him, I want to be myself on screen.”

He talked about his latest (and second only) release. His role, apparently, was written with Shah Rukh Khan in mind. “Aditya Chopra had the script for some time,” admitted Ranbir. “When the role was offered to me, I grabbed it, I wanted to be part of something that was so young, so today.” Not to mention, the chance to work with Bipasha, Minissha and Deepika. “In Saawariyan, I didn’t get the girl, so God made up for that,” he joked. Who was he best with on screen? “I cringe when I see myself on screen, so I avoid looking, but people have liked my rapport with Bipasha,” he said. Yes, there was also a role for Katrina Kaif in the film, but her character apparently was omitted from the final script. Does he regret that? “Why should I,” Ranbir asked, “I’ll have plenty of other opportunities to work with Katrina.”

Meanwhile, he’s got Ayaan Mukherjee’s Wake Up Sid to look forward to. Shooting begins in October and is slated to wind up by January. Ranbir is happy to co-star with the sultry Konkana Sensharma. (“She’s effortless, just to hang around her is an honour!”) And he’s got films by Raj Kumar Santoshi, Shimit Amin and Prakash Jha on hand. “I’m listening to one script every day. But my aim is not superstardom. My target is to achieve what my grandfather did,” he said. Raj Kapoor must also be proud… and hopeful.

Ranbir: Bollywood’s new hearthrob

Posted in Bollywood News, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor on August 26, 2008 by latestbollywoodnewz
Teeny boppers are not the only ones who are swooning over his infectious smile, in fact the trade pundits have also stood up and given Ranbir Raj Kapoor a thumbs up after the success of Bachchna Ae Haseeno.

Kapoor Junior has proved that he is indeed a chip off the old block.

Ranbir has already signed the dotted line for Karan Johar, Raj Kumar Santoshi and Prakash Jha‘s porjects and rumours have it that ace director Mani Ratnam has also approached the Kapoor boy for his next film.

Though the filmmaker is not willing to comment it seems Ranbir Raj Kapoor has made a lasting impression.

Despite the fact that his debut film Saawariya failed to make any impression at the Box Office last year, the Kapoor lad had won rave reviews for his acting and swept all the major awards.

It seems Ranbir is the new kid to watchout for in Bollywood.

Acting’s not only about glory

Posted in Deepika Padukone, hrithik roshan, Ranbir Kapoor on August 21, 2008 by latestbollywoodnewz
In the entertainment business it doesn’t take long to go from high to hai hai.

So many of the mighty have fallen in one blow. Like Kumar Gaurav. He was the first of many star sons to be launched in style. Gaurav started with a bang in Love Story. I still remember the serpentine queues.

In college we had to return thrice from the theatre before getting tickets. Side by side Gaurav’s dad Rajendra Kumar’s colleague Sunil Dutt launched his beta in Rocky. And, that didn’t do so well. But, Sanjay Dutt emerged as one of the hottest stars of the post-Bachchan era. His brother-in-law Gaurav got left behind. Sad.

Sadder still is the way talent in our industry is equated with pedigree. Admittedly not all star-sons become overnight successes. Raj Babbar’s Arya, producers Raj Kumar Kohli and Keshu Ramsay’s Armaan and Aryaman (please don’t miss the similarity in the names) never got beyond the ‘chuck’-post. But, if you are from a film family, opportunities are created for you repeatedly. Take Hrithik Roshan, for instance. He made a splendid start with a made-to-order double role. Then the struggle began. Thank God, he was extraordinarily talented. Otherwise, imagine where Hrithik would be!

Today, another star-son Ranbir Kapoor finds himself in the same position as Hrithik. Saawariya got him tremendous notice. Saawariya spawned many ‘towel’ jokes. And, they continue. Last week, Ranbir showed his fans how to dance in a towel without letting it slip off. That is what I call a really worthy social cause. It is strange that a film which didn’t do well created so much renewable interest. In his second film Ranbir and his childhood friend, director Siddharth Anand, sat down to work out a character as far removed from Saawariya as possible.

If Ranbir was a poodle following his object of adoration around so faithfully in Saawariya, he’s a wolf in ‘chic’ clothing, in his second movie If he was an angel earlier, he is a devil now. Women worship wickedness in their partners. That’s the thought that holds Ranbir’s new character together. The more slippery, unreliable and dangerous the man, the more women fall for him.
I can almost see the two friends plotting it out together. And, that’s where the talented actor’s second film goes wrong. You can’t design a film around the actor’s personality to tap his potential. The character must always come first. The star must play the character. Not the other way around. His recently released movie gives Ranbir the chance to do everything that today’s actors are required to. He sings, flirts, frolics, waltzes, gambols. He woos and wows the women and then leaves them. He gets to kiss all his three heroines — a first for lip thirst. Can’t remember when was the last time a hero kissed all his heroines. And, all three kisses are done differently. Maybe Emraan Hashmi should take lessons in lip-locking from Ranbir.

Throughout the marketing of the movie, we had the three sporting ladies cooing, fighting and arguing over Ranbir who just sat in the midst of all the feminine attention like a modern-day Krishna with a trio of gorgeous gopiyan commodifying him as a sex object right in front of Ranbir. Such naked adulation is bound to backfire.

Audiences can take the heroism only up to a point. After that they begin to feel like participants at a paid jamboree to promote wildlife tourism. Ranbir will survive the excess hype and expectations generated by his second film. He’s a supremely skilled actor who knows how to press all the right buttons. But, like a young filmmaker told me, Ranbir needs to be told when to stop. He must realise every shot is not a matter of life and death. His amazing dad Rishi Kapoor did.

But, the good news for Ranbir is that his leading lady and ladylove Deepika Padukone emerges far more strongly in her second film than her first. Ranbir and Deepika started their respective careers on the same Friday. She was sketchily portrayed in her first film. She displays tremendous grace confidence and inner strength in the movie. Deepika is the superstar of tomorrow. So is Ranbir. Acting is not only about glory. It’s also about a graph.

All’s fair in love and Bollywood

Posted in Bollywood News, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor on August 16, 2008 by latestbollywoodnewz
BOMBAY—However much the duo may deny it fact remains that Deepika and Ranbir have stepped on quite a few hearts in their quest to be together Today they admit that they’re very much in love and started seeing each only on February 23, 2008. But the facts seem to indicate otherwise. In 2007, Deepika’s then boyfriend, Nihar Pandya, threw a fit when he caught them together driving down the Mount Mary Road in suburban Bandra at night.
And though Ranbir never went public with his relationship, fact is that he was seeing Sonam Kapoor, whose heart broke as well when she found out about Deepika. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who was then seeing Kim Sharma, broke her heart too, when she discovered loving messages from Deepika Padukone on his phone! So just what was happening in this maze of relationships? Deepika and Ranbir definitely got closer on the sets of Bachna Ae Haseeno in Sydney, Australia. Today Deepika admits, “Ranbir started pursuing me from Sydney.” But she wasn’t quite through with Yuvraj then.
In fact, when the Sydney schedule of the film was complete, Deepika was flying out to be with Yuvraj in Perth, where he was playing a test series.When she was leaving Sydney on an early morning flight after a grueling night of shooting, she went all around the unit saying farewell. The only person missing at the time was Ranbir.
When later questioned about Yuvraj, Deepika denied seeing him totally. But today Yuvraj comes forward to admit, “Well, she was with me and now she’s moved on with another person. I guess it’s her personal choice. We didn’t spend enough time with each other to know if it was going to be a long term thing.”
So when Deepika discovered that Yuvraj wasn’t working for her, she went right back to Ranbir Kapoor. They only admit to going on a lunch date in July 2007 but Deepika insists, “It was purely platonic and nothing else.” Yet, when asked whether it was love at first sight he admits, “We were attracted from day one but love happened gradually.”