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‘Padmavati’ after ‘Piku’ for Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone Padmavati

Seems like a repeat of the year 2015 for Deepika Padukone

After playing title role of Piku for Shoojit Sircar’s film Piku, she is set to play another title role of Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film.

Deepika won so many hearts with her portrayal of this Bengali girl Piku in 2015 and also won awards for the same.

Now she has got into the mode of playing Padmavati of Chittor.

Deepika who has always treated her fans with stupendous acting and has left no stone unturned in wowing the masses.

The actress puts in a lot of hard work into every character and they last forever in the minds of the audiences.

Lots of her characters stay with you and don’t vanish with the film.

That is the amount of dedication she puts into every character, every film. She is currently set to do the same for Padmavati.

The actress is shooting nights for the film in Mumbai.

Deepika turns into a voracious reader for Padmavati!

Deepika Padukone Padmavati reader

Deepika Padukone turns into a voracious reader for Padmavati!!

Deepika Padukone always had a fondness for reading biographies.

The talented actress likes reading biographies and is an avid reader. She reads whenever she has time.

Deepika has now days started reading historic books for her upcoming film Padmavati.

Deepika started reading novels pertaining to the Rajputana era as she is playing the role of Queen Padmavati in her next film Padmavati.

In fact she is captivated with that era as it tells the tales of heroism, love and passion, how the Rajputs lived, their diet and social life.

These books were not recommended to her but Deepika herself started reading them because it would help her in prepping up for her character in Padmavati.

Deepika reads these historic books in her spare time and whenever someone visits her they find her totally engrossed in the book.

It seems her vested interest in these books has no connection with Padmavati but it has more to do with the interesting subject.

6 Actresses who performed their own stunts in their films

actresses stunts Taapsee

The latest is Taapsee Pannu in ‘Meera’

Time and again our B-town actresses have proved themselves as the leading ladies in all genres and areas of work. We have seen many actresses doing women centric roles and excelling at it too. The ladies have also left a mark when it comes to action and stunts and their spirit and dedication for it are too daring for words. Let’s look at the ladies who have performed their own stunts and nailed it.

Sonakshi Sinha: The Dabbang girl’s Akira has already hit the silver screen. Sonakshi has done some high octane action scenes in Akira as well as her upcoming movie Force 2 alongside actor John Abraham. Akira is based on the lines of women safety where as in Force 2 the actress will be playing a special agent.

Priyanka Chopra in MARY KOMDeepika Padukone: The gorgeous Deepika Padukone left us amazed when she did some power-packed action sequences in the movie, Bajirao Mastani. The actress was wearing some 30 kgs of armour and she also shot a war scene for herself wearing the heavy costumes.

Katrina Kaif: The Barbie doll of Bollywood Katrina Kaif took us to a surprise when she did the Jet Ski stunts in Bang Bang and most recently her action sequences in Phantom were something to look at. Apart from this she has also done some stunts in Dhoom 3 and Ek Tha Tiger.

Sonakshi in Akira

Sonakshi in Akira


Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka has been the best when it comes to action sequences and stunts which can be seen from her movies like Don2 and Mary Kom. The actress has performed numerous action stunts in Quantico and she remains the toughest girl in Bollywood.

Taapsee Pannu: The Pink actress Taapsee Pannu had brilliantly performed her fighting scene in Baby where she plays an undercover agent. The actress will be seen doing some more action sequences in her upcoming movie Meera which is Baby’s prequel.

Jacqueline Fernandez: We all remember the fencing scene by Jacqueline in Race 2. Well that scene was performed by the actor herself and very recently she did some stunts in international film Definition of fear. Initially a body double was to perform but the actress decided to do it herself. Amazing isn’t it? You go GIRLS !…….

Deepika can’t do without her Indian Tea and Coffee

Deepika always loves Indian Tea and Coffee

It is a lesser known fact that Deepika Padukone is extremely fond of Indian beverages, tea and filter coffee.

She has been a fan of Filter coffee since her early days in Bangalore and tea is something that she has developed fondness towards since her stay in Mumbai.

Deepika requires her daily dose of these beverages and carries her supply with her while travelling too.

The actress who has been away from the city for months now ran out of her supply of the beverages.

It was one of the few things that Deepika made sure to carry back with her while returning to LA to continue shooting for xXx : The Return of Xander Cage.

In her brief stay in the city, Deepika restocked her supply of tea and filter coffee which she had ran out of while in LA.

Deepika made sure to carry these essentials with her back for her further stay in LA.

Currently in the news for starting trends with her Hollywood cast, it is just a matter of time that her Hollywood team would be treated with Indian beverages by Deepika.

Deepika Padukone – the Balam Pichkari girl

Deepika Padukone celebrates Holi

Here is how Deepika is making up for her absence in the city this Holi!

Holi is around the corner, and everyone is gearing up for a fun-filled time.

Among them is Deepika Padukone, who will not be celebrating the festival of colours in the city as she is away in US filming for her Hollywood film.

Even though Deepika is not in town, there are hoardings of the actress immersed in colours plastered all across the city.

The large hoardings are a part of a haircare product that Deepika endorses.

The omnipresence of Deepika across the city sure does make up for her physical absence during the festive season.

Deepika says, “It’s time for Holi, one of my favourite Indian festivals. I love it because it is all about having unadulterated fun with friends, family and even strangers. I remember celebrating the festival when I was a kid. I used to play Holi with friends from my building every year. I loved playing with colour and gobbling up the delicacies our mothers made. And of course, no Holi celebration was complete without music. It was all about getting together, laughing and enjoying with the people you love.”

Who better than the Balam Pichkari girl to tell us how to enjoy Holi to the fullest!

Deepika’s hoardings across town sure to bring out the festive season at its best with the actress encouraging on and all to let go and enjoy the festival of colours!

The Action Jacksons of 2015

Action Jacksons in 2015

A list of girls who played tough characters in their films released in the year gone by.

Taapsee Pannu in ‘Baby’

The talented actress amused the audiences with her breath-taking action sequence in the film ‘Baby’. The actress played an Indian spy part of a covered mission. She was seen in a tough role.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ‘Jazba’

The blue eyed actress was seen doing some action moves in her film ‘Jazba’. She played a single mother and lawyer by profession whose daughter gets kidnapped. The actress blown us with her power packed performance.

Deepika in ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Deepika Padukone played a warrior princess in the film. She gazed the silver screen when used swords to shed some blood in the action sequences. The actress truly lived up to her character making her fans go gaga over her performance.

Amy Jackson in ‘Singh is Bliing’

Amy Jackson in ‘Singh is Bliing’

Amy Jackson in ‘Singh is Bliing’

Amy Jackson did some kick-ass action stunts in her film ‘Singh is Bling’. The actress who was seen opposite the Khiladi Kumar surprised us with her action moves. The actress who looked delicate also kicked lot of butts proving her versatility as an actor.

Anushka Sharma in NH10

Anushka Sharma stunned the audiences by her thriller film ‘NH10′. The actress who played a corporate lady, meets with some mishap events which make her do some serious thrilling action moves. The actress was highly appreciated for her role in the film.

These beauties definitely know to kick some butts!

Bajirao Mastani wins big at the Renault Sony Guild Awards

Priyanka performs at the awards nite

Bajirao Mastani wins big at the Renault Sony Guild Awards 2016 with 9 Awards


Mumbai, December 23, 2015: 


The Renault Sony Guild Awards 2016 was a dazzling, glamorous event held at Reliance Mediaworks, Film City. The Film & Television Producers Guild of India and Wizcraft International Entertainment announced the winners in Indian Cinema for the year 2015.


The evening came alive as some of the most prolific names in the Indian film industry lit came together to revel in the success of Hindi Cinema in 2015. 


Bajirao Mastani took home the highest number of accolades with a total tally of 9 awards including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Design, Best Costume Design, Best Dialogue, Best Choreography, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in Leading Role.


Bajrangi Bhaijaan won 4 awards including Best Film along with Best Screenplay, Best Story and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.Ranveer Singh won for Best Actor for his performance in Bajirao Mastani while Deepika Padukone walked away with the award for Best Actress in Piku.


Taking the podium as host, the inimitable Kapil Sharma had the audiences in splits as he brought down the house with innumerable jokes.


The evening also saw some incredible performances - Sonakshi Sinha opened the evening with a fantastic aerial entry and performed to a medley of songs including Desi KalakkarDJ Wale Babu, Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai and Banno Tera Swagger.


Kriti Sanon held the audience spell-bound with a stunning performance and Ayushmann Khuranna lit the stage on fire with some incredible moves. Other highlights of the night included the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra who danced to a medley of the best songs from her most successful films including hits like Right Here Right Now, Jalwa, Anjaana Anjaani, Darling, Desi Girl, Dil Dhadakne Do and the most recent hit Pinga.


Celebrating ’25 years of Akshay Kumar’, the star-studded night saw a special tribute to action superstar Akhay Kumar.  The long-standing action hero performed to some of his all-time hits including Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast, Aflatoon, Chura Ke Dil Mera, Mehbooba and Tip Tip Barsa Paani. The actor was also presented with a special award which was conferred to him by Anil Kapoor.


Jeetendra received a Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to him by Tusshar Kapoor and Poonam Sinha. Priyanka Chopra walked away with the award for Guild Global Honor for her US debut in Quantico and the Guilds President Honor went to Jammu Sugandh. The Best Child Artist award went to Harshali Malhotra for her role in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.


Special honors were also bestowed on the biggest films of 2015 – Bahubaali, Talvar, and Piku and K.A. Abbas honor for social consciousness for NH10


Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country Managing Director & CEORenault India Operations said “Renault India is yet again happy to work together with Guild’s 11th edition. This is our fourth year and we are elated to celebrate the achievements of distinct personalities of Indian Cinema who are driven by a commitment towards passion and excellence. Renault, the most awarded automaker in recent times, understands what it takes to win the hearts of people and also win accolades from a proficient jury. As we have always believed, both the Guild and Renault lay special emphasis on Driving the Change and are therefore a perfect fit with each other”


Talking about the awards, Mr. N.P Singh, CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd said, “Renault Sony Guild Awards recognized and felicitated outstanding people for their excellent contribution to the film fraternity in 2015. What made the night special are the power packed performances. Congratulations to all the winners and we hope our viewers enjoy watching it on the New Years.”

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment said, “Another year has gone by and another host of films have captivated us and made a special place in our hearts. It is an honor to felicitate so many deserving individuals on their talent and hard work in the year gone by and we wish all the winners tonight the very best.”

The Renault Sony Guild Awards 2015 was an entertainment powerhouse that unfolded in the presence of the most incredible talent in the film industry

The Renault Sony Guild Awards 2015 will be telecasted on1st January, 2016 at 8pm.




The winners of Renault Sony Guild Film Awards 2016



·         Best Screenplay- Kabir Khan, Parveez Shaikh, V. Vijayendra Prasad- Bajrangi Bhaijaan

·         Best Story- V. Vijayendra Prasad- Bajrangi Bhaijaan

·         Best Dialogue- Prakash R Kapadia- Bajirao Mastani

·         Best Choreography- Remo D’souza- Pinga- Bajirao Mastani

·         Best Lyrics- Varun Grover- Moh Moh Ke Dhaage- Dum Laga Ke  Haisha

·         Best Music Director - Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan- Roy

·         Best Male Singer - Arijit Singh- Hamari Adhuri Kahani- Hamari Adhuri Kahani

·         Best Female Singer- Monali Thakur- Moh Moh Ke Dhaage- Dum Laga Ke  Haisha

·         Best Actor In a Comic Role - Deepak Dobriyal- Tanu Weds Many Returns

·         Best Actor In a Negative Role - Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Badlapur- Don’t Miss the Beginning

·         Best Actor in a Supporting Role- (Male) Nawazuddin Siddiqui- Bajrangi Bhaijaan

·         Best Actor in a Supporting Role- (Female) Tabu- Drishyam &Tanvi Azmi- Bajiraoi Mastani

·         Most Promising Debut- (Male) Kapil Sharma- Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

·         Most Promising Debut- (Female) Bhumi Pednekar- Dum Laga Ke Haisha

·         Yash Chopra Award for the Most Promising Debut- (Director) Neerar Ghaywan- Masaan

·         Best Actor in A Leading Role- Male - Ranveer Singh- Bajirao Mastani

·         Best Actor in A Leading Role- (Female) Deepika Padukone- Piku

·         Best Director - Sanjay Leela Bhansali- Bajirao Mastani

·         Best Film- Bajrangi Bhaijaan

·         Best Child Artiste - Harshaali Malhotra

·         Guild Global Honor - Priyanka Chopra

·         Most Promising Jodi- Sooraj Pancholi & Athiya Shetty

·         A special Award went to Sony Pictures for Piku.




 Best Editing  A Sreekar Prasad




 Best Cinematography  Sudeep Chatterjee  Bajirao Mastani


 Best Art Direction  Saloni Ankush Dhatrak, Sriram Kannan Iyengar, Sujeet Subhash Sawant


 Bajirao Mastani


 Best Sound Design  Bishwadeep Chatterjee


Nihar Ranjan Samal


 Bajirao Mastani


 Best Sound Mixing


Ajay Kumar P.B


 Badlapur- Don’t Miss the Beginning


 Best Special Effects  Viral Thakkar


 Best Costume Design  Anju Modi


 Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao Mastani to create records: Numerologists

Bajirao Mastani poster 11

Bajirao Mastani to have a longer run and higher collections at the BO- predicts numerologists!


Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani, is all set to hit theatre screens tomorrow and audiences are waiting with baited breathe to witness his poetry in motion.


The period drama told in signature Sanjay Leela Bhansali style, will release alongside a contemporary entertainer and while there has been several speculation surrounding the clash, tarot card reader and numerologist ,Shradha Salla, predicts how Bajirao Mastani will have a longer run and higher collections at the box office.


Predicts Shradha, “Bajirao Mastani is a sure-shot super hit, going into three figures, a movie that will be remembered for a long time. Some people will love it, some will hate it, but every single person will go watch it. The music will be a hit, too. The dances and dress trends will be followed with box-office collections. BM will cross Dilwale at some point because this movie will be watched more than once by the same person.”


The team of Bajirao Mastani stays unperturbed – remains confident – will be screening film before Dilwale!

Known to create nothing short of masterpieces, Sanjay Leela Bhansali ,has never failed to deliver films rich in content and high on entertainment. With Bajirao Mastani ,the filmmaker now promises to outdo himself  !


It is truly a great time for cinema as once in every 50 years does a film of this caliber come from India. Promising to be not just a film ,but an experience, Bajirao Mastani remains one of the most anticipated films in the history of Indian cinema.


The film is all set to release worldwide tomorrow and while a lot is being said about its clash with Dilwale, the teams continues to remain confident and unperturbed with comparisons.

Sources reveal that the makers are so confident about what they call “an experience and not a film” , that they will be screening the movie and have a special showcasing before the Dilwale screening, speaking volumes for the kind of confidence they have in the film.

Says a source, ” The trade and opinion makers have been rooting for the film . With strong content , breathtaking visuals, production values on par International standards , coupled with smart strategic promotions ,it looks like the team has a winner on their hands. While the clash has been made into a circus, the team of Bajirao Mastani remains unfazed as content is king and is proud to showcase their film”

Ranbir – Deepika’s impromptu party to celebrate Tamasha’s success.

Tamasha success party

Imtiaz Ali’s Ranbir – Deepika starrer, Tamasha, that was released recently has been garnering a lot of love and appreciation from the audiences at large.


With the unique concept, powerful performances from Ranbir – Deepika, gluing music and the strong pre release buzz has led to the film performing very well at the box office with growth each day.


In order to celebrate this and so much love that is coming their way, Ranbir and Deepika planned an impromptu party which was held lastnight at a suburban restaurant.


The duo looked into all the preparations of the party and also personally sent out the invites to their industry friends to be a part of their success.


The response to the film has been extremely overwhelming and Ranbir – Deepika wanted to share their special journey with everyone before moving on to their respective films; Ranbir heads to London to resume the shoot of his next and Deepika moves on to the promotions of her next release.

Present at the party were Producer Sajid Nadiadwala with wife Wardha, Director Imtiaz Ali, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Rajkumar Hirani, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Ritesh Deshmukh, Kabir Khan and wife Mini Mathur, Shoojit Sircar, Vikas Bahl, Divya Khosla Kumar, Boney Kapoor amongst others.
While the host and the hostess Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone looked dapper and in high spirits.

Tamasha has a happy ending – Imtiaz Ali

Tamasha - Thought-bubble

While there is a lot of excitement and anticipation among audiences to watch Ranbir and Deepika together on the silver screen, there is also a high level of curiosity.

Tamasha being one of the most talked about films of recent times. Audiences who are awaiting the release of the film are very curious to know what the end of the film is like.

Ranbir and Deepika have a history attached to them and people are very keen to know if the two will end up together in the film.

Tamasha is one of the most written about films of recent times.The content that we have seen has elements of both, togetherness and separation. There is a lot of buzz around the film. 

While the actors have been tight lipped about the end of the film and letting the people play the guess game, Imtiaz Ali laughs and reveals that his film has a happy ending.

Imtiaz Ali shares, 

“A lot of my relatives and friends asked me whether Tamasha has an ending likeRockstar or like Love Aaj Kal, Jab We Met and Socha Na Tha. I want to assure everyone thatTamasha has a happy ending and people will feel elated. I guess all of us like happy endings. The film is filled with different kinds of emotions but when you leave the theatre, you will be smiling,” says the director.

Tamasha - Who says work isnt fun?

Sajid Nadiadwala Shares,

“The combination of Ranbir, Deepika and Imtiaz is certainly one of the most exciting talent pool of present times. Ranbir and Deepika as a pair have a very happy vibe and the film is clearly reflecting that.”

The music of the film has added to the magic of the couple.

Presented by UTV Motion Pictures and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, directed by Imtiaz Ali, Tamasha is slated to release on 27th November 2015.

Tamasha - You and me