Aamir Khan along with Aparna Popat defeated the daughter-father pair of Deepika Padukone and Prakash Padukone in their own game badminton a couple days ago at the annual tournament for the Padukone Academy. Deepika was kind a master in the game as she played at state level during her school days. However Aamir started to play it few years ago and developed a great liking for the game since then.
Deepika has no regrets losing to the actor as she accepts he is good badminton player. Despite badminton, Deepika also has keen interest in cricket. Well, we know the Dhoni & Yuvraj Singh connection. But the actress was often seen playing cricket on the sets of her upcoming film.
“Boys in India still prefer cricket to any other form of sport,” says the sporty actress.
Indian cricket teamâ€™s loss to England at ongoing T20 World Cup not only made the team to pack their bags but also the crew of film Love Aaj Kal.
The producers of the film were planning to promote their film during the matches and had such tie-up with the broadcasters of the T20 World Cup. But Indiaâ€™s exit from the event made the crew to come back home. Main lead Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, director Imtiaz Ali and co-producer Dinesh Vijan went to London on Thursday and there was a plan that Saif and Deepika will appear in the commentary box during the matches that India play. However they also had a plan to shoot a promotional video there. But eventually they decided that there is no point in staying back as very few Indians will attend the matches of other countries.
When asked to Imtiaz Ali, he said, “We only went for the India vs. England match. We were not supposed to promote the film in the remaining matches.”
Looks like the international superstar Angelina Jolie has got competition in Bollywood’s very own Deepika Padukone in looks department. The beautiful actress who made her debut with superstar Shah Rukh Khan is named more beautiful than Angelina Jolie by the The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen.
Cohen who is well known for his films like The Fast and the Furious, The Witches of Eastwick and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story says, “Deepika Padukone is gorgeous and is more beautiful than Angelina Jolie.” Cohen also plans to cast Indian beauty in his next venture.
Padukone is very much famous in the fashion world as she endorsed International brands like Levi’s and Maybelline. She became the most searched celebrity in 2008 on Yahoo! India beating other Bollywood biggies like Shilpa Shetty and Aishwarya Rai.
Much speculation about the status of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s relationship are being made in recent times by the media and it still continues. The speculation started when Ranbir criticized Deepika’s dress sense in public and then after when Neetu Singh addressed her as just a friend. Now its Ranbir’s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni who gave excuse to accept them as a couple.
Talking about both of them Riddhima said, “Ranbir and Deepika are young, talented people and are quite poised and charming.”
When asked to her whether she welcomes them like a couple, she replied, “They make good on-screen pair and their chemistry is fine.”
Later when asked to her about their off-screen chemistry, she said, “I’ve never seen them together in that sense, so I don’t go by the media reports. Moreover, I stay in Delhi and don’t want to comment on this.”
A film from Saif Ali Khan’s production house, which is being directed by Imtiaz Ali has finally got a title called Love Aaj Kal. Imtiaz and Saif decided a name after a long brainstorming session. Saif and Deepika are doing a lead role in the film.
A source revealed, “Imtiaz and Saif couldn’t arrive at a decision as far as naming the film was concerned. So they decided to go ahead with their shooting and brainstorm about the film’s name later. Eventually they both were so hassled that Saif thought of holding a contest inviting the audience to suggest a suitable name for the film.”
But after completing the films shooting, actually Saif and Imtiaz sat together for a brainstorming session.
“The duo came up with different names. After a lot of deliberation and thought, Imtiaz decided to call the film, Aaj Aur Kal, but was still apprehensive about it. Imtiaz wanted to change the title from Aaj Aur Kal to Aaj Kal. But Saif disagreed with him saying that he wanted a title that would instantly connect with the audience,” added the source.
A source close to the director said, “Yes Imtiaz had decided to call the film Love Aaj Kal.”
British model and actress Florence Brudenell-Bruce who is making her debut has got a bigger role than Deepika Padukone in Imtiaz Ali’s next film. The inside sources tells that she get such a good role to die for and in fact great than Deepika’s role.
One source from the film unit said, “Florence plays Saif’s love interest in the film. Even though Deepika’s character loves Saif it is Florence who walks away with the man in the film.”
The British actress has shot for major portions of the film. When asked to Imtiaz whether Brudenell is side lining Deepika in the film, he answered, “The film was written with Deepika in mind. The story revolves around her. She is the lifeline of the film.”
Further when asked to him that whether Florence walks away with the all cake and have eat too, Imtiaz laughed and said, “If Saif is the cakeâ€¦ which girl wouldn’t want it?”
How Imtiaz did sign Florence? Imtiaz met Florence while conducting auditions in London. He gets completely charmed by her beauty and immediately signed her for the film.
Actress Deepika Padukone is trying her hand in all kind of roles. The beautiful actress is now set to show her comedy side in Sajid Khan’s Houseful. After a little comedy role in Chandni Chowk To China, this is a full fledged comedy film and the actress is worrying about it. Akshay Kumar will play a male lead opposite her.
Deepika who played a double role in her debut Om Shani Om and upcoming Chandni Chowk To China, is trying her hand in every genre that very few Bollywood actresses dare to do.
Talking about Houseful, Deepika says, “My role in Houseful is not about just a few comic scenes here and there. It’s a total comic role. I wonder how I’ll manage it. Magar main koshish karungi. Sajid has a great sense of humor and I will go by his vision. Besides, if my director has so much confidence in me, then I just can not let him down.”
Personally reserved in real life, Deepika later added, “I do have a sense of fun and I plan to have a ball of a time doing Houseful. See, I am a reserved person in real life, but that does not mean I can’t be funny for the camera.”
Well soon we all see how much the audience appreciate her in a comic role?
She is beautiful, hot and taller in person. Actress Deepika Padukone earned large fan following just after her first release Om Shanti Om. Within a short period of time, she acted with some of the top heroes of Bollywood like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. But the talented actress doesn’t like to be compared with anybody. First it was Sonam Kapoor with whom she compared, now she is being compared with Priyanka Chopra.
Deepika said, “I am different. Don’t compare me with Priyanka Chopra just because she’s done stunts in Drona and I’ve done action sequences in Nikhil Advani’s upcoming movie. Each person is unique and so am I. I worked hard for six months to learn those stunts and was specially trained by experts from Hong Kong.”
Meanwhile she is happy that filmmakers have recognized her talent. She adds, “I will be playing a dual role once again in my upcoming film, after Om Shanti Om. So, I am happy that filmmakers find me capable of portraying different roles. It’s given me confidence and much satisfaction.”
While talking about her upcoming film Chandni Chowk To China, she says, “Wearing those tight wigs in the film was painful. One of the two roles I play in the film is that of a Chinese girl. This is why it was necessary for me to wear those tight wigs with a fringe. Even my eyes had to be stretched out for the role. It really hurt to stay like that till pack up, but the effort was worth it.”
The actress feels lucky to be worked with top actors early in career and talking about her future projects, Deepika adds, “From Shah Rukh Khan to Akshay Kumar. And now I’m working with Saif Ali Khan for Imtiaz Ali’s next film, after which I will be working with Akshay once again. Akshay is such a fantastic guy and has so many years of experience, I learn so much from him. I’m glad I’ve got to work with all of them so early in my career.”
Her upcoming film Chandni Chowk To China is slated to hit the theaters on 16th January next year. In which she is playing a lead opposite Akshay Kumar. The film is first ever Kung Fu comedy.
Deepika Padukone played some gizmos like James Bond in her upcoming film Chandni Chowk To China. However the producer makes it clear that it is used for the fun quotient and not in a high-tech manner.
Chandni Chowk To China is perhaps the first ever Kung Fu comedy, in which not only Akshay Kumar, but Deeepika would be also seen as doing some stunts using gizmos. In the film, Deepika is playing the role of a sales girl in a telemarketing channel, who uses gizmos those similar to James Bond films in a funny way.
Producer of the film, Rohan Sippy confirmed this and said, “Yes, Deepika uses many gadgets in the film she uses a multi language translator to good effect to translate Chinese into Hindi and a bullet proof umbrella which also acts as a parachute. There is a love spray that she uses to drive someone completely crazy. However, we have not copied any device from any Bond film. Writer of the film, Sridhar Raghavan had incorporated all these in his script and we have used all of them in a fun way and not in some high-tech manner.”