Jan 072018
 

Padman’s makers have said the film’s January 25 release date will not change amid speculation that Padmavati may hit theatres the same day

Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in Padmavati
Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in Padmavati

Putting all speculations to rest, the makers of Padman have said the film’s January 25 release date will not change. Speculations were rife that Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati may hit theatres the same day. B-town is abuzz that Padmavati, which has been making headlines due to its plot line, is set to release on January 25 – the same day as the Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman. The producers of the film, however, said they have no clue about Padmavati release or the possible box-office clash between the two films.

“I am clueless what is happening… with clash. I have no idea about it. Even we have heard about it. All we know is Padman is releasing on January 25. Akshay announced it officially. Padmavati is a very important film. It’s a beautiful film and it should release soon. I am also looking forward to seeing it. It depends on Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions to decide on the date,” Prerna Arora, one of the producers of Padman, told PTI.

Asked if the makers will push the release date of Padman to avoid any potential box-office clash with the big-budget period drama, Prerna said, “We are coming on January 25.” Sources close to the team of Padman said no one from the team of Padmavati has had any talks about the possible clash. Some reports even suggest that Padmavati might come out on February 9.

Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar in Padman
Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar in Padman

Anushka Sharma’s next home production venture Pari and director Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, starring Kartik Aaryan, are slated to release on February 9. “I see no sense in clashing with a big film like ‘Padmavati’ and harming the best release my film can get. If ‘Padmavati’ comes on February 9 I will change the release date of my film,” Luv Ranjan told PTI.

“We are coming on February 9, we are waiting for the official announcement on ‘Padmavati’ release date, so till then we cannot comment,” said Prerna. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions remained unavailable for comment regarding the speculation over the release date of Padmavati. The film, which was earlier scheduled to hit cinema houses on December 1, features Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead.

Recently, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decided to give the film a U/A certification along with some modifications and suggested change of the film’s title to ‘Padmavat’.

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Jan 042018
 

deepika-ranveerIf reports are to be believed, Bollywood’s favorite couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will be exchanging rings on the latter’s birthday.

Earlier, it was being said that Deepika will be ringing in her birthday that falls on January 5 with her beau Ranveer in Sri Lanka.

The reports turned out to be true when, Ranveer was spotted at the Sri Lanka airport last week and Dippy who was holidaying in Vienna later flew down to Sri Lanka to join her man and spend time with him.

A close source was quoted by a leading daily, “The couple is going snorkelling, and will spend time with each other. There are people in Sri Lanka who can identify them, but then it’s also a country that lets people be at peace and doesn’t intrude on privacy. So, they will be able to spend quality time with each other.”

And now, there are strong rumors that the couple will be getting engaged tomorrow.

If all these stories turn out to be true, then January 5, 2018 will be Ranveer- Deepika’s engagement day!

Meanwhile, all we can do is wait and watch!

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Jan 012018
 

Deepika Padukone turns 32 on January 5. She is said to be holidaying with rumoured beau Ranveer Singh in Sri Lanka

Deepika Padukone turns 32 on January 5. She is said to be holidaying with rumoured beau Ranveer Singh in Sri Lanka. Buzz is Dippy will ring in her big day in the island nation as well. She was in Vienna, but winged her way to Colombo to ring in 2018 with Ranveer.

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

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Dec 312017
 

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has not suggested any cuts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati”, but has asked for five modifications for the movie to get a U/A certificate, censor board chairperson Prasoon Joshi clarified on Saturda

 Deepika Padukone Padmavati
Deepika Padukone in a still from ‘Padmavati’

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has not suggested any cuts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, but has asked for five modifications for the movie to get a U/A certificate, censor board chairperson Prasoon Joshi clarified on Saturday. Uncertainty has been looming large over the movie’s release since a few months, but on Saturday, CBFC — following a examining committee meeting — said it has decided to give a U/A certificate to the movie subject to modifications.

Setting the record straight, Joshi told IANS via email: “There are no cuts suggested in this film by CBFC, only five modifications.”

He said they have asked the makers to change the disclaimer “clearly to one that does not claim historical accuracy”.

Regarding the film’s title “Padmavati”, Joshi said the discussed change is to “Padmavat” as the filmmakers have attributed their material/creative source as the fictional poem “Padmavat” and not history.

CBFC has also asked the makers to modify the song “Ghoomar” to make the depiction befitting the character being portrayed.

That apart, they have demanded modification in the “incorrect/misleading reference to historical places”, Joshi said.

Additionally, they have asked the makers to “add a disclaimer which clearly makes the point that the film in no manner subscribes to the practice of Sati or seeks to glorify it”.

Joshi said these suggested changes “are completely in agreement with the filmmakers — the producers and director of the film”.

“Padmavati”, backed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, is directed by Bhansali and features Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapur in lead roles.

The film, which was to release on December 1, has been embroiled in controversy over alleged distortion of facts regarding Rajput history, with Rajput outfits and some backed by the BJP, actively protesting its release.

A Parliamentary committee summoned Bhansali in November to resolve the issue, and the filmmaker had clarified that the “controversy over the film is based on rumours”.

“I have not distorted facts. The film is based on a poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi,” referring to the 16th century Indian sufi poet’s epic poem “Padmavat”.

The CBFC then set up a special panel to watch the movie. The screening was held on December 28.

Joshi was present along with the examining committee members and the special panel, which comprised Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Chandramani Singh and Professor K.K. Singh of the Jaipur University.

“A long discussion ensued post which the filmmakers were met as well. The members of the panel had insights and also some reservations regarding the claimed historical events and socio-cultural aspects which were duly discussed at length,” Joshi said.

He said a special panel was set up “considering the complexities and concerns around the film” and “to add perspective to the final decision of the CBFC official committee”.

Joshi said the filmmakers, Bhansali Productions, “in a written communication to CBFC had themselves too requested for a special panel of historians/academicians and members of the Rajput community to view the film”.

Having a special panel was not a new precedent set by CBFC.

“(I) Can cite two examples; ‘Aarkashan’ wherein an eminent panel representing a concerned group was created and also in case of ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ wherein historical experts were called in.”

Overall, Joshi said giving the movie U/A certification “was an unprecedented and tough situation”.

“I am glad that following a balanced approach, we resolved the task at hand in a pragmatic and positive manner.”

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Dec 302017
 

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to give a U/A certificate ‘along with some modifications’ to Sanjay Leela Bhansalis controversial film “Padmavati” and has asked the filmmaker to “likely” change the movies title to ‘Padmavat

Deepika Padukone in PadmavatiDeepika Padukone in the movie ‘Padmavati’

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to give a U/A certificate ‘along with some modifications’ to Sanjay Leela Bhansalis controversial film “Padmavati” and has asked the filmmaker to “likely” change the movies title to ‘Padmavat’. The film was also asked to give a few disclaimers — one of them regarding not glorifying the practice of Sati and also relevant modifications in the song “Ghoomar” to befit the character portrayed, a CBFC statement said.

The decision was taken after an examining committee meeting was held on Thursday in presence of CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi. The special panel consisted of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Dr Chandramani Singh and professor K.K. Singh of Jaipur University.

According to the CBFC, the film was approached with a “balanced view keeping in mind both the filmmakers and the society”. The board asked for several cuts, and a name change, before giving the film the certification for showing in theatres in India. According to some reports, 26 cuts were ordered.

Considering the complexities and concerns around the film, the requirement for a special panel was felt by CBFC “to add perspective to the final decision of the official committee,” the CBFC said.

The final 3D application of the film was submitted to CBFC on Thursday (December 28).

The certificate will be issued once the required modifications are carried out and final material submitted, the board said.

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Dec 282017
 

srk-slbShah Rukh Khan last collaborated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in one of the classic Hindi film Devdas which starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit in pivotal roles. As per the reports by a leading Indian entertainment portal, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shah Rukh Khan are likely to collaborate once again, as they have found an apt script to work together.

Buzz is that they might start the shooting of the film next year after the release of Padmavati. As per the reports, Deepika Padukone has been approached by Bhansali to play the lead role.

If reports turn out to be true, then this will mark the onscreen reunion of Deepika Padukone with Shah Rukh Khan for the third time. They were last seen together in the film Happy New Year and Chennai Express.

On the other hand, it was also reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is planning to make a movie on the life of the famous poet Sahir Ludhianvi, however, the reports turned out to be false.

Shah Rukh Khan is currently shooting for Aanand L Rai’s untitled film which also has Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to release next year during Christmas. Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma were last seen together in the film Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh will have a new release date. CBFC board is yet to certify the film. According to reports, the film will be reviewed by CBFC members and historians.

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Dec 242017
 

Shah Rukh Khan, like last year, has topped Twitter’s most talked about celebrity list. Among the ladies, Deepika Padukone has topped the list, replacing last year’s winner Priyanka Chopra

Varun Dhawan had a great 2017, with both his releases, ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and Judwaa 2, ruling the box office. While the actor has been collecting gongs at award galas, he has also been honoured on social media. According to Twitter India’s annual ranking list, the ‘Badlapur’ actor is the favourite Gen Next star for the second time in a row.

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

The elated actor says, “It feels great that people are talking good things about me. Twitter is a fun place if you don’t take it seriously, and I kept that in mind. I was myself on the platform. Thanks to my activities on Twitter, people could relate to me. I am always open to constructive criticism and don’t give a damn about those who spread negativity.

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

I even got an e-challan from the Mumbai police [for posting a picture on social media of a selfie with a fan mid-traffic]. We launched the songs and special sneak peeks of ‘Judwaa 2’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ for my fans on Twitter, and I’m thankful that the films had a massive reach on social media.”

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Shah Rukh Khan, like last year, has topped Twitter’s most talked about celebrity list. He is followed by Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Among the ladies, Deepika Padukone has topped the list, replacing last year’s winner Priyanka Chopra. The Piku actor is followed by Anushka Sharma, Chopra and Alia Bhatt. Sharma, who tied the knot with cricketer Virat Kolhi earlier this month, announced her marriage on Twitter. Her post has been lauded as the Golden Tweet Of The Year, as it got the maximum number of retweets.

Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/Scobdiqk7l

— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma)
December 11, 2017

Anushka Sharma’s wedding announcement on Twitter became the Golden Tweet Of The Year

Among the top moments of the year, Baahubali 2 and Tamil film Mersal created maximum buzz. With one million tweets in a day, Mersal topped Twitter’s conversation charts.

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Dec 222017
 

ranveer_prakasRanveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are surely one of the most loved couple in B-town.

But, it is a lesser known fact that RS shares a great rapport even with Dippy’s daddy, Prakash Padukone.

And here’e the proof!

Ranveer recently attended the inauguration ceremony of the sports institute, Padukone-Dravid Center for Sports Excellence that has been started by cricketer Rahul Dravid along with Deepika’s father and badminton player Prakash Padukone in Bengaluru.

Even Deepika was present at the event and she even gave a warm speech talking about her father. But, even after having his girlfriend by his side, Ranveer clicked a selfie with her father and captioned it: “GOD OF BADMINTON Prakash Padukone”.

In the picture, both the Men, dressed in formal suits can be seen smiling ear to ear.

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Later, Deepika too shared her happiness on her social media account and captioned it: “Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence[PDCSE]this is by far the BEST thing that could’ve happened to Indian Sport! Congratulations.”

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Dec 222017
 

Actress Anushka Sharma’s traditional Benarasi saree that she wore for her wedding reception reminded us of the saree worn by Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli tied the knot secretly on December 11, in Italy and hosted a grand wedding reception in Delhi on December 21, ready to meet their friends and well-wishers from their respective industries.  The reception ceremony of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohliand Bollywood actress-producer Anushka Sharma at Hotel Taj Palace’s Raja Baugh area was more of a traditional affair with a select few including Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the invitees.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli.

The couple was expected to appear for the event at 8 pm but they turned up at a little late. With a neatly-tied bun encircled in a mogra gajra, Anushka wore a traditional red and gold saree designed by Sabyasachi with a heavy palla and jadau jewellery; chuda and sindoor in place. Virat appeared dapper in a black achkan and white churidaar and heavily embroidered shawl with golden border in black mojris. Virat helped Anushka on the stage as they posed for the shutterbugs as fans flanked the streets for the two.

However, what caught our attention was Anushka’s saree, it struck a similar resemblance to one of the earlier outfits worn by actress Deepika Padukone. Sabyasachi’s designs on Anushka offered nothing fresh.

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone in a Benarasi saree.

The new bride’s wedding lehenga and earrings were similar to Deepika’s saree and earrings that she wore to one of the awards function. Anushka, however, looked breathtakingly beautiful on both of her special days.

Take a look at Deepika and Anushka’s attire:

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi saree and earrings.

Now take a look at Anushka Sharma’s wedding attire.

Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma in Sabyasachi on her wedding day.

Aren’t the lehenga designs and earrings similar?

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Dec 122017
 

Deepika Padukone attended an awards gala in Andheri on Sunday, but skipped the red carpet. The actor has been making backdoor entries at events after threats post the Padmavati controversy

Deepika Padukone attended an awards gala in Andheri on Sunday, but skipped the red carpet. The actor has been making backdoor entries at events after threats post the Padmavati controversy. The actor wore a golden Monisha Jaising creation, but looked far from glowing. Dippy seems to have lost weight and appeared tired. Perhaps she was under the weather or are the difficult times taking a toll on her?

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

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