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Deepika and Saif to team up again

Deepika and Saif
Deepika and Saif

The famous duo of Love Aaj Kal, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone will work together in Illuminati Films. Illuminati Films is Saif’s home production with partner Dinesh Vijan.

Imtiaz Ali who had directed Love Aaj Kal has scripted this untitled movie. The movie will go on floors in April 2011 and will be shot in New Delhi, Spain and London. When asked Saif about this he says, “I was waiting for a script as contemporary and relevant as this is to come my way and I agree that this has been worth the wait. The story is funny, romantic and it has a perfect balance of entertainment and drama. I wanted to go for a love story with a modern treatment and sensibility.”

When asked about working with Deepika Padukone, the actor says, “I am looking forward for my pairing with her again. She has a great role and I think she has grown a lot post Love Aaj Kal and she will handle this role very well.”

Imtiaz’a earlier movies Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal all have delved on relationships about the various choices in life. This movie will be in the same space as Love Aaj Kal left off and the roller coasters from there.

Deepika considers Saif to be her favorite co-star and she has never played such a character before. She says, “To find a script like this, which is quirky and edgy, had an instant connect with me. This movie will also mark the reunion of the LAK team, with Saif, Dinesh and me. I am very excited to be working with Saif again, and I hope we can recreate the magic of LAK once again.”

Dinesh says, “At Illuminati films, Saif and I have always wanted to make projects with diverse genres and stories that we actually believed in. We want to take our time and make content, which the today’s well-exposed audience may like. Imtiaz has given us a beautiful story.”

Deepika: Enough of Ranbir and Sid

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

We are sure that Siddharth Mallya will not like this. The recent buzz is that Deepika Padukone is not his girlfriend. Apparently, their affair is an official agreement for keeping them in news and to show him in the media as the right man in the town. In short, it means that he is the desirable heir for Dr. Vijay Mallya’s flamboyant boots.

The best way to get any confirmation in this gossip was from the lady herself. However, Deepika said that she will never agree about her affair with the Mallya scion. She says, “I don’t think I am ever going to be ready. There are various reasons. Last year there was too much focus on my personal life and no focus on my professional life. I have worked hard and I know people love me because of that and because where I am going out for dinners and with whom. Therefore, I want the speculations of Sid be and not clarify anything.”

In the past, she had admitted her relationship with Ranbir, but it did not help, because there were questions about her wedding and babies asked over and over again. Therefore, now the curiosity suits her. “It will not harm me. I will never stop leading my kind of life because of the speculations that happen every now and then, I am not concerned about what people have to say about me. Denying or admitting a relation will never stop people from speculating. I will not let anyone enter my personal life anymore. I have drawn a line here,” said Deepika.

Her next film Break ke Baad is about a couple who get back together after a break-up, so Dips is again being harassed with questions about Ranbir. All of this has lead to actress to go mad. Her replies are always guarded and she will never mention names, but all these are directly attributed to her ex-flame.

Everyone seems to be happy in their personal space and they are always cordial. So, we guess anything is possible.

Deepika loves Road Trip

Break Ke Baad
Break Ke Baad

Recently, Deepika convinced her entire team of Break Ke Baad to hit the road after bad weather prevented them from flying to Delhi. Imran Khan, Deepika, Kunal Kohli and the director Danish Aslam were scheduled for a visit in IIT, Delhi for a promotional event for the film. The team was supposed to meet at the Chandigarh airport and take a flight to Delhi. However, there was an unexpected snow blizzard in Rohtang, which forced them to go for an eight hour long road trip.

When asked Kunal Kohli about this he says, “It was the biggest adventure of our lives. We could not have imagined that a snowstorm in Kashmir would affect the weather in Chandigarh. After out flights were cancelled, Deepika suggested that we should hit the road. She was very interested to make it to Delhi under any circumstance. Since she came to know that the students were looking forward to meeting them, there was no way she was willing to cancel. Imran decided to travel as well from Patiala, where he was shooting.”

He added, “We all were hungry, but Deepika was really worried about getting mobbed. Therefore, we looked for a relatively empty place and she covered her face with dupatta and then got out of the car. We managed to eat chana bhatura, but word got out that she was in the dhaba and people soon started crowding. We managed to get out of there before it got too crowded.”

When Deepika was asked about her first-ever road trip, she said, “While Danish and Kunal were taking care of the logistics and making sure that we got to Delhi on time, I was busy enjoying the adventure. I think stopping at the local dhaba and eating food was really memorable. Among all the traveling I have done, this particular trip will go down as something really special.”

In spite of all the odds being against them and reaching Delhi before their deadline, Deepika and Imran managed to visit a mall and meet all their fans. They met some students from IIT and recorded their voice message for the whole campus.

Is Deepika seeing Sidhartha Mallya?

Deepika Padukone with Siddharth Mallya
Deepika Padukone with Siddharth Mallya

Well, it’s not official as yet. But according to sources, model turned Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and young Sidhartha Mallya son of Vijay Mallya are seeing each other and are a couple.

Their many appearances in public together and constant photos suggest many things, don’t they?

Rumors have that it all started in April, when Deepika was seen in Sidhartha’s VIP box. This was during the IPL matches when his team, the Bangalore Royal Challengers was playing. Deepika was like an additional brand ambassador despite the presence of Katrina Kaif, both of whom was cheering their team to good effect.

But apart from professional commitments, there was something personal attention given by the both of them. Sources say that only Deepika was believed to take time to think about the proposal and thinking about her decision to commit. The 24-year-old scintillating actress is still taking her time from her break up with Ranbir Kapoor. She isn’t really very keen to just jump into another relationship and that too that early as reports of their break up was just on the go.

There have been efforts to patch the two earlier, by their friends but nothing worked out. That is why Deepika and Ranbir never got together after that. And after her much needed break of around one month she has given a serious thought to her new found love, according to her close friend. The source also told that Deepika went to London after her busy schedule for the Mauritius grand prix, where they actually kind of got resurfaced everything. There is buzz in the industry that the two are a couple now.

Possessive Neil

Lafangey Parindey movie still
Lafangey Parindey movie still

It is said that, “Love makes the world go round”. But it looks like Neil Nitin Mukesh is a firm film believer of the idiom. He says, “All the characters that I’ve played whether it was in Johnny Gaddar or Jail have behaved in the way they have because of love!”. Also in his next releasing film Lafangey Parindey, Neil has romanced with the lovely Deepika Padukone which has formed the focal point of the story. Though at the time of those movies we haven’t come across possessive Neil, which in this case has been talk of the town.

Don’t be taken away by the rough promos of Lafangey Parindey, Neil would rather describe it as a gritty love story instead. Neil Nitin Mukesh says, “My character in this movie is One Shot Nandu. He is a regular boy who is rebellious and ambitious and likes making his decisions on his own”.

What we are more interested in, is knowing about Neil’s love story in real life rather than his reel life love story. The actor, who broke off with his girlfriend back some time, is back on the single track. “But I do believe whole-heartedly in love and relationships,” he smile fully adds up.

The new relationship in his real life seems to have started forming with his leading lady from film Lafangey Parindey. But before you get any ideas in your mind, It is good to know that, Neil and Deepika really are very good friends. The actress has been going around city telling everyone about possessive Neil, that how great the light-eyed actor is. On the other hand, Neil also can’t stop talking about his gorgeous co-star. While he says “But I would rather like to talk about her as a person than as an actor,” he adds, “I keep telling her that her cute smile is one curved line that makes everything in this world go straight.” Neil describes Deepika as a cool, easy-going and simple girl.

“I am the one who feels real protective and possessive about her. She’s now a part of my family” the talented actor tells our reporter. Well now when Deepika has been the first actress to be kissed on-screen by Neil Nitin Mukesh who is quite shy in his real life, utna huq toh banta hai possessive Neil ka, we guess! What say Deepika?

Deepika Turns to Saree

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Ever thought we can see Deepika Padukone in a saree? Well, your this dream will be coming in reality soon or you may say it has already! The gorgeous Deepika wore bikinis and rode water scooter in Houseful her last film. But she has shifted her gears and she is going in opposite direction. This stunningly beautiful actress is all set to play a Bengali freedom fighter in her upcoming film. “Deepika turns to saree” is what making news now days. Now you get ready to see her in Bengal cotton saree riding bicycle!

Deepika has turned around her image as a sexy and bold actress for director Ashutosh Gowarikar’s new project Khelenge Hum Jee Jaan Se which is based on life of a Bengali freedom fighter Kalpana Dutta who was from Chittagong. Deepika will be seen in an era of around 1930’s. Deepika is very much excited for performing this role as she says, “Kalpana Dutta was among the first women freedom fighters of India. She was strong, feisty and a total revolutionary patriot”. Also “Saree makes a lady look more sexy” are the words of Deepika in a latest interview! We think this is the reason why Deepika turns to saree. Well it looks like she is already enjoying this bicycle ride!

The film is jointly produced by Sunita A Gowariker along with Ajay and Sanjeev Bijli. The film will be based on “DO and Die” the book written by Manini Chatterji, Kalpana Dutta’s daughter in law. This would be an epic freedom fighting period thriller. The film will be presented by PVR and AGPPL pictures. Acting opposite Deepika will be Chote B Abhishek Bachchan.

Director Ashutosh Gowarikar said that the reason behind casting Deepika is that she will bring much energy to the character of Kalpana Dutta. The music composer of the movie is Sohail Sen and the beautiful lyrics of the legendary lyricists of Javed Akhtar will add up to the beauty of the movie. Leading fashion designer Neeta Lulla has designed the costumes.

The film is being shot in Goa as well as Mumbai. Also the temporary release date of movie has been also scheduled as December 3. So guys if you see Deepika pedaling cycle in Mumbai when dressed up in Bengali cotton saree don’t get surprised!

Spat between Kats and Dips

Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone
Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone

Imagine what will happen when Ranbir’s ‘best friend’ Katrina Kaif accidentally bumps into his ex Deepika Padukone. Recently at a shoot, both these girls exchanged cold stares even before Katrina walked out. Both of them were not in the mood of acknowledging each other. Apparently, Ranbir Kapoor became close friends with Katrina Kaif when he was dating Deepika.

On Wednesday, Dips was busy with a magazine photo shoot in the Mehboob Studio open area. An eyewitness who was watching all this says, “Deepika had come with Farhan Akhtar for her photo shoot. Somewhere around late afternoon, Deepika was giving her solo shots in the garden area of the studio. While Deepika was doing her last minute touch-up, there was pin drop silence and all eyes swiveled to the entrance. It was Katrina Kaif, who had accidentally walked in, thinking it was the venue where she was called for the shoot. She was dressed in a short white skirt and a pink tee, Katrnia walked in and froze for a second. Deepika, who was standing some distance away, saw her. Both had a few seconds of eye contact, and Katrina immediately took a U-turn and walked away.”

It was not surprising at all considering their history. A close source revealed, “Although Ranbir and Deepika are not seeing each other anymore, the latter still has issues with Katrina. It was the growing friendship between Katrina and Ranbir which marked an end to her relationship.” When asked Katrina and Deepika about this incident they were both unavailable for the comment.

Kunal Kohli’s next with Deepika and Imran

Imran Khan, Deeepika Padukone
Imran Khan, Deeepika Padukone

After Deepika’s brake-up with Ranbir Kapoor, she is doing a film with Imran called Brake Ke Baad. That is Kunal Kohli’s next movie, he will be producing the film rather than directing. He says, “My director Danish Aslam and I always wanted to call his film Break Ke Baad because it is about a couple Imran and Deepika who break-up and want to come together.”

Earlier the title was registered with someone else. Kunal was unable to locate the legal owners of this title anywhere in Mumbai. Kunal says, “We finally tracked it down to Bangalore to a 60 year old gentleman who deals in electrical goods. He owns a company called Seva Films. He hopes to make films that would change the world. Break Ke Baad is one of the titles he had registered. He loved our idea and gladly parted with the title.”

The most difficult part was to get a permission to shoot in Delhi. Kunal says, “I could write a thesis on what I have gone through to get permission to shoot in Delhi.” However, his problem did not end there. He was also denied the permission to shoot on the Gold Coast. The entire movie is set in Australia and Delhi.

Break Ke Baad will be Kunal’s first film as an independent producer.

Deepika’s New Look for Dabboo Ratnani Calendar

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

The famous Bollywood photographer Dabboo Ratnani’s annual 2010 calendar is out. This is the 11th year where he has captured all the top celebrities for his trademark calendar. The calendar this year will have a black-and-white theme.

Deepika Padukone’s picture looks like she is not wearing anything, since all the body parts you see are bare. Dabboo Ratnani says, “I wanted to make her look sensual, but aesthetic. Last year, I shot her in a sari, so this is in total contrast. She strikes a thinking, dreamy pose, and I have used lighting to match her mood. Normally Bollywood is associated with bright colors. Black and white images are of the bygone eras but I opted for a stark B&W mood in the snapshots is dark but the styling modem.”

Every year, Dabboo starts his preparations in October. Although, he has many interactions with the celebrities for their shots for magazines, movies and portfolios, every year all of them take time out for the calendar. Ratnani says, “The shoot provides the stars a platform to experiment with their looks and styling.” The 2010 calendar includes celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Sonam Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut.

The celebrities who are making their first appearance in this calendar are Asin, Farhan Akhtar, Genelia D’Souza and Imran Khan. Dabboo does not want to comment on which star is looking the best. He says, “They are all my friends and go out of their way to cooperate. For me they all look hot.” Dabboo Ratnani is not interested in selling his calendar in the market, it is exclusively made for the Bollywood celebrities.

Deepika and Ranbir Spotted Together

Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone was seen having dinner with Ranbir Kapoor in a five star hotel in Worli, Mumbai. They both stepped out of the hotel and went in a car together. This is their first public appearance after their break-up.

They first occasion when the met each other was at an event held by Bhavan Pandey. A source says, “Ranbir and Deepika arrived separately for the party. They were cordial at the bash. It was the first time they were spotted together after they parted their ways. They took everyone by surprise when they left the venue together.” The observers were surprised to see them go together in Ranbir’s car.

Deepika and Ranbir were both unavailable for comments in this matter. Maybe they are trying to work out their differences.