Vin Diesel came down to India to promote his upcoming film xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Deepika Padukone.
The premiere which took place at PVR Cinemas Mumbai witnessed the protagonists of the film, Hollywood superstar Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone along with the director of the film – DJ Caruso walking the red carpet and greeting their Indian fans at the venue.
This film marks the debut of Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone in Hollywood. She has already been getting good feedback of her stunts and look in the film. India is a fast growing market for English films and hence this film was released here first.
The movie will release on 14th January in India, before anywhere else in the world. Grab your tickets now!!
Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are busy shooting in full flow for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming ‘Padmavati’. The duo is continuously doing night shifts and the shooting is going in full flow.
Sources reveal that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is really happy with the sizzling chemistry shared between the lead actors Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. After shooting a song sequence, both Shahid and Deepika got a standing ovation from the entire crew along with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Shahid has gotten so deep into the character of the king that (a close friend revealed) he does not answer his phone or messages for days on end.
The period drama stars Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh Rawal of Chittor, Deepika as queen of Chittor, Rani Padmavati and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.
With such a stellar cast, Padmavati is slated for release on 17th November 2017.
He is known to be a perfectionist and Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is leaving no stones unturned to get in the character of Raja Ratan Singh Rawal for the upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmavati. Shahid essays the role of Raja Ratan Singh Rawal of Chittor while Deepika Padukone plays his wife queen of Chittor, Rani Padmavati. The actor is continuously doing night shifts for the film.
To get into the character of the King, Shahid has been undergoing sword fighting and horse riding classes during the day while shooting during the night for the film. Source close to Shahid said that Shahid has hired a personal trainer who is busy training him in sword fighting as well as horse riding lessons. The actor wants to get everything right and bring more authenticity to his role.
Shahid’s Instagram picture shows that the actor is working on his body. He has also hearing a sizzling chemistry with Deepika and that Sajany Leela Bhansali is very happy with the way shoot is going.
Video: Upcoming Bollywood Film TE3N press conference
The press conference of the upcoming Bollywood film TE3N took place in Kolkata in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, Sujoy Ghosh and Ribhu Dasgupta.
Set in Kolkata, the film TE3N is about a crime that affects the lives of the three principal characters. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of John Biswas who is a grandfather and is in pursuit of justice for the last eight years. Vidya Balan plays the role of the cop, Sarita Sarkar, who swings in action when an identical crime is committed after eight years. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Father Martin Das whose life changes forever by the same crime that claimed the life of John Biswas’s grand-daughter.
Speaking about the character, Amitabh Bachchan said “Ribhu did not want any cliché mannerisms in the acting. So I stayed away from speaking in Bengali which I had earlier done in Piku. I spoke in a simple manner as was expected from a grandfather who is in pursuit of his granddaughter”.
Big B who had strolled on a cycle in Piku was spotted riding a scooter on the streets of the city for the shooting of this film. When questioned on which one was easier to ride, he said “The cycle was definitely easier. But Ribhu gave me a scooter and I practiced on that in Mumbai. When I came to Kolkata, I used to practice riding it near Maidan. I had driven the scooter so many years ago. It definitely was difficult initially”.
Scripted by Suresh Nair and Bijesh Jayarajan, the music is by Clinton Cerejo and action is by Sham Kaushal.
Amitabh Bachchan who often goes for strolls in the city alone at night was pleasantly surprised when Ribhu took him to North Kolkata for the shoots. “I have never been to North Kolkata and I was surprised and also fascinated by the architecture of the buildings. The culture also attracted me. I discovered Kolkata yet again” added the actor.
The actor who had worked both with directors using film rolls is also working in this digital age. “See when we used to work before, we had to be careful about the lights and also give the perfect shots at one take. Or else wastage of resources will happen. With digital technology, one can give more than one shot. One can take the perfect shot and there is also less guilt on the actors for retakes. I can name some actors like Ranveer, Ranbir, Alia, Deepika, Vidya, Nawaz who are just so spontaneous in front of the camera. They come and they just deliver. They are exceptional talents!!”
When asked what made Big B choose this role, he said “At this juncture of my career, I simply look for roles which challenge me. Or else I will become stagnant as an actor. Hence I have always looked forward for such meaningful roles in the films that I have selected. I just hope that I will continue to get such roles and challenge myself”.
TE3N releases tomorrow!! With such a stellar cast and a gripping story, TE3N must surely feature on your must watch movie list!!
Deepika Padukone has firmly secured her position as one of the leading actors of Bollywood. Time and again, she has proved her acting capabilities with ace performances and this has surely not gone unnoticed.
In a recent poll conducted by a popular magazine (Filmfare), Deepika was voted the ‘Best Actress’ as well as the ‘Sexiest Actress’ in Bollywood. She left behind fellow actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernandez far behind. She was leading the ‘Potential to Rock Hollywood’ category where she was second only to Hrithik Roshan.
Deepika Padukone was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama, ‘Piku’ where her performance has garnered the praises of both critics and audiences.
Deepika has two interesting films lined up next. She will be next seen in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Tamasha’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor followed by Sanjay Leela Bansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ opposite Ranveer Singh.