Feb 192018
 

Padmaavat makers hire ocean liner to celebrate the success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus while it heads towards Rs 300-crore mark at box office

The Ark Deck Bar where the party will be held. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
The Ark Deck Bar where the party will be held. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar 

After the trouble the makers went through to ensure Padmaavat reaches the audience, it is time for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to pop the bubbly. With the magnum opus racing past the Rs 275-crore mark at the box office, mid-day has learnt that the makers have planned a grand bash for the weekend to celebrate the success. The team has zeroed in on February 24 since it also marks Bhansali’s 56th birthday. Given the director’s love for everything grand, the bash too will be just as special – it will be held aboard an ocean liner.

Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh
Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh

Says a source from the production team, “The team did not want a run-of-the-mill party at a five star. So they zeroed in on the Ark Deck Bar, the floating restaurant that has an open-air bar deck, a sit-down restaurant and private dining areas. It not only offers stunning view as it sails off the coast into the sea, but will also give the stars privacy from the paparazzi.” He adds that the do was initially scheduled for February 21 but was later pushed to Saturday to coincide with the auteur’s birthday.

Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor

While Bhansali, Singh and Padukone will celebrate their third consecutive success, Maharawal Ratan Singh aka Shahid Kapoor will be conspicuous by his absence. “Shahid won’t be present as he’s shooting in Tehri for Batti Gul Meter Chalu. A guest list of about 150 people has been drawn up that includes other Bollywood stars as well. The Ark is just a boat ride away from the Sea Link jetty. Everyone including Deepika and Ranveer will be ferried across.” The source adds that an extensive menu comprising European, Indian, Italian and pan-Asian cuisine will be laid out. When contacted, Bhansali’s team refused to comment.

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Feb 122018
 

After unveiling the first poster from Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s upcoming Zoya Akhtar film, ‘Gully Boy’, both the actors are bonding big time over fitness

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Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt strike a pose at the gym together. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/ranveersingh.

After unveiling the first poster from Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s upcoming Zoya Akhtar film, ‘Gully Boy‘, both the actors are bonding big time over fitness. Ranveer and Alia both took to their social media accounts to share a picture of the duo working out together. However, what is unusual is their mane. While, Ranveer, who has lifted dumbbells, has sported long hair with a headband, Alia was seen flaunting her pig-tails while striking a perfect yoga pose.

Ranveer shared the picture and termed Alia Bhatt as his gym partner. “Partner Goals #mondaymotivation @aliaa08 (sic).”

On the other hand, ‘Raazi’ actress captioned the picture as, “Yaaaaaas.. Monday motivation (sic).”

‘Gully Boy’ stars Ranveer Singh playing the rapper. Farhan Akhtar is penning dialogues for sister Zoya’s Gully Boy. This will be Ranveer’s second film with Zoya after Dil Dhadkne Do. The film is inspired by Mumbai rappers Naezy and Divine, who belonged to a Kurla slum before they shot to fame.

Earlier, Ranveer had even uploaded a video of himself rapping the title track of the film. However, he later deleted the video from his Instagram account. Ranveer has been prepping with Divine to learn the nuances of rapping. Divine earlier told mid-day that while work on the film had commenced during the filming of Padmavati, it has garnered pace only now. “Ranveer genuinely loves hip-hop [music]. Currently, we are listening to music and jamming together,” he says.

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Feb 082018
 

ranveer-singh2Actor Ranveer Singh, who was highly praised by audiences and critics for portraying the character of Alauddin Khilji in “Padmaavat”, says that the movie will always be a gem in his filmography.

Ranveer attended launch of makeup and prosthetic academy — Makeup Designory — on Wednesday in Mumbai. During media interaction, he shared his views on gigantic success of “Padmaavat”.

“I am enjoying it. I don’t get too carried away with success and neither do I get bogged down by the failure. What’s important for me is that, you deliver on your promise to the audience,” he said.

“I have pledged myself to try and be the best entertainer that I can possibly be and to see the kind of response, love, praise that people are showering on the performance, it’s extremely heartening for me and it’s filled me with more motivation to go out and work even harder and keep doing good work.

“Of course, ‘Padmaavat’ will always be a gem on my filmography,” he added.

Ranveer also expressed that he hasn’t really had time to celebrate this great success as he is busy shooting his next which is Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy”.

“It’s one of those rare successes where it gets the kind of critical success as well as commercial success, so yeah ! it’s been an avalanche of love coming in from everywhere and it’s been quite overwhelming but I haven’t really had time to celebrate as I have been shooting ‘Gully Boy’ everyday,” said Ranveer.

The actor also says that “Gully Boy” is doing extremely well.

“It’s going extremely well. Things are just flowing along sparklingly and delightfully with Zoya (Akhtar) and Alia (Bhatt).

“I am really enjoying the shooting process and honestly what more could I ask for. That’s my greatest gift and pride that I am able to go to a film set everyday and do what I love doing,” he said.

With “Padmaavat”, Sanajay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer have created magic onscreen for the third time post “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani”.

He says that he will continue working with the filmmaker.

“Yes why not?.. For Mr. Bhansali, I am ready to do anything,” he said.

“I understand all too well that our collaboration is very special and lot of people recognize that and I recognize it too, so I hope to do more films with him and I hope that I am able to create vast legacy of memorable films with such a special filmmaker,” added Ranveer.

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Feb 082018
 

ranveerWell, after his stint in “Padmaavat” the actor has got new fans and so are everyone even more excited for his upcoming films. Well, one such film is Rohit Shetty’s “Simmba”.

A source said to a leading tabloid, “He will make a stylish entry to the hoot of ‘Aala re aala Simmba aala.’ The idea to introduce Ranveer in his new avatar stems from the fact that it’s been a while since he has been seen in an action-packed masala movie.”

As it will be for the first time that the actor will be working with Rohit Shetty in a film, talking about the same he said, “I have admired Rohit sir’s work for a very long time now. We also have Karan Johar as the producer in this film. It’s a genre or brand of cinema that I thoroughly love. Of course, socially, I interact with people who are the ‘multiplex audience’, but my heart is ‘massy’ and that’s actually what I get a huge kick out of.”

“My aim is to make the best Rohit Shetty film, with whatever I can contribute from my end as the leading man. I want to make Simmba his best film. I feel we should make such a high voltage mainstream film that it should become the benchmark for performances in mainstream zone. I am extremely blessed and thankful that I got this incredible opportunity,” he further said.

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Feb 042018
 

Ranveer Singh’ s film on 1983 World Cup win gets to release on August 30 2019

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Ranveer Singh starrer “’83”, a film on the story of India’s incredible 1983 cricket World Cup victory, will release on August 30, 2019, its makers announced on Sunday.

The film is being made by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films.

“Mark your calendar! ‘83 will be releasing on August 30, 2019. ’83 stars Ranveer Singh. Directed by Kabir Khan,” read a tweet by Reliance Entertainment.

Ranveer, who is on a roll with the response to “Padmaavat”, plays star cricketer Kapil Dev in ’83’.

The film follows how, under the captaincy of then newbie Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team, but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.

Earlier, the makers were planning an April 2019 release for the film.

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Feb 022018
 

With ‘Padmaavat’ garnering tremendous acclaim from all quarters and being a roaring success at the box office, National award-winning makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh is ecstatic

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Preetisheel Singh working on Ranveer Singh’s ‘Padmaavat’ look

National award-winning makeup, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh was so perturbed by all the controversies and protests surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’, she chose not to say anything about her work for it till its release. “It broke my heart witnessing all the turmoil the film was going through. So I had decided, I will only speak about it when the labour of love met success,” remarks Preetisheel who designed the looks for all the top artists including Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

“I cannot even imagine how Bhansali Sir would have coped up with the storm. My admiration for him has increased manifold,” she adds.

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Ranveer Singh was lauded for his role as Alauddin Khilji in ‘Padmaavat’ and Preetisheel Singh’s styling certainly helped

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(Clockwise from left) Ranveer Singh’s transformation as Alauddin Khilji

The best in her business, Preetisheel knows her job inside-out, but admits that her work for ‘Padmaavat’ was extremely challenging. “When working with Bhansali Sir, one has to be ready to always put in that extra bit as he has such a keen eye for aesthetics and detail. I read the script and understood the characters — how they dealt with people. I visualised the environment they would have grown up in, their likes and dislikes, their personality etcetera,” she explains.

“There’s a lot of study that went into getting under the skin of every character. Post this, I went through my look-references and finally came up with something that would equally excite the director and the actors. I was thrilled when Bhansali Sir finalised the looks.”

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With the movie garnering tremendous acclaim from all quarters and being a roaring success at the box office, Preetisheel is “super happy and relieved that everyone’s efforts have finally borne fruit.”

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Preetisheel Singh styling Shahid Kapoor for ‘Padmaavat’

Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor essayed Maharawal Ratan Singh in ‘Padmaavat’

It can be noted here that she has also received accolades earlier for her work with actors in more than a dozen films including ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Rangoon’, ‘Brothers’, ‘Mom’, ‘Haider’, ‘Parched’, ‘Hawaizaada’, ‘Shivaay’, ‘Talwar’, ‘Housefull 3’, ‘Ghayal Once Again’, ‘Finding Fanny’, the Tamil film ’24’ as well as the pre-Mughal historical epic ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ for which she won the ‘National Film Award for Best Makeup’.

Coming up next are movies like the Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor starrer ‘102 Not Out’, Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Bhavesh Joshi’, Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol’s debut film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ and the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer ‘Thackeray’ to name a few.

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Jan 262018
 

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who has registered his biggest opening day collection with “Padmaavat”, says most people had told him that a hero shouldn’t play the anti-hero

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who has registered his biggest opening day collection with “Padmaavat”, says most people had told him that a hero shouldn’t play the anti-hero. “Padmaavat”, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, registered opening day collections of Rs 19 crore net, according to producers Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

For Ranveer, whose previous best opening day records were for “Gunday” (Rs 16.12 crore net) and “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (Rs 16 crore net), playing a merciless anti-hero Alauddin Khilji was a gamble. Ranveer said in a statement to IANS: “It is extremely rare and overwhelming to get this kind of love from the audience. I’m grateful and touched that everyone has been so appreciative of my performance.”

While the critics have lauded that Ranveer has given one of the best villains to Bollywood through his performance, the actor said: “I will be honest — when I was offered Padmaavat, most people were of the opinion that a hero should not play the anti-hero. “But I believed otherwise. I saw Khilji as a challenge for me, as an actor. And I wanted to take the challenge up. I went with the vision of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and my instinct of what I could achieve with Khilji. “I’m happy that the audiences are seeing and loving a character that both Sanjay sir and I have worked on tirelessly for over two years to bring to life.”

Thrilled about the response, he said: “I took a big risk with this character and it’s wonderful to see my gamble pay off. This kind of validation gives one the confidence to take bigger and bigger risks, challenge stereotypes and continue to push the envelope in the realm of mainstream Hindi cinema. “I feel very happy and very fulfilled today.” The movie, based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s “Padmavat”, also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. It released on January 25 amid much brouhaha as the Shri Rajput Karni Sena protested over the alleged distortion of facts in the movie.

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Jan 262018
 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama “Padmaavat” got a steady start at the box office on Saturday, notwithstanding the widespread protests against the film with many theatres deciding against its screening

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama “Padmaavat” got a steady start at the box office on Saturday, notwithstanding the widespread protests against the film with many theatres deciding against its screening. The film based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s work ‘Padmavat’ got mired in controversy after various Rajput groups, including the Karni Sena, alleged that it distorted history, a claim denied by Bhansali.

Historians, however, are divided on whether Rajput queen Padmavati existed. The film had opened to select paid previews across the country on January 24 and collected Rs 5 crore, Viacom 18 sources said. On its opening day i.e. January 25, the film minted Rs 19 crore, they said.

The figures come at a time when the Multiplex Association of India, which represents around 75 per cent of multiplex owners in the country, had said that its members would not screen the film in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. However, in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, not even the single-screen theatres dared to screen the film on the opening day.

In Goa, only a couple of single-screen theatres screened it amid police security. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh was released yesterday after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared it last month with a ‘U/A’ certificate and five modifications, including the title change from “Padmavati” to “Padmaavat”.

While parts of north India saw violence owing to the release of the film, police maintained a tight vigil outside theatres in Mumbai screening the film. Some policemen were also deployed inside the cinema halls to thwart any attempt to disrupt the screening, said an official. The city police had also tightened security at the residences of Bhansali and Padukone here.

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Jan 252018
 

ranveerRanveer Singh, who is seen essaying the character of Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’, has expressed his feelings about the film through a Twitter post.

The post shared by the actor read, “I saw Padmaavat in 3D last night. I am so overwhelmed with the film at this point that words fail me. I feel immensely blessed.

I am so proud of my team. TEAM PADMAAVAT for the win! High tens and monster hugs to everyone!

I am relieved and happy with the reactions to my performance. Thank you all for your kind and generous praise. Sanjay Sir has given me a gift of a character that I will forever be indebted to him for in my life, more than I already am. You have shaped me into an artist that I am, Sir. I love you.

For me, the sheer toil of our film’s team has translated (into) magic on the big screen. And today, on the eve of the release of our beloved film, I wish you all a Happy Republic Day in advance and invite you all to the cinema halls. I am proud to be a part of a film that our whole country can be proud of. Jai Hind.”

The film which has been embroiled in a huge controversy since the announcement will finally see the light of the day on January 25, 2018. The film stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.

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Jan 252018
 

ranveer-deepika-kissActors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are a darling couple on the block. They’re famous for their adorable relationship and are often called as Deepveer by the fans. The two’s admiration for each other is quite visible and love is totally in the air!

Ranveer has often been vocal about his fondness for Deepika while dropping subtle hints towards their relationship. Earlier, during the music launch of Befikre, Ranveer had made an amazing confession that girlfriend Deepika Padukone is the best kisser in the world and it was Deepika’s turn to reveal the name.

Deepika was a guest at Neha Dhupia’s chat show Vogue BFF’s with sister Anisha Padukone where in a video Deepika made this hot comment. For the stunning actress, boyfriend Ranveer Singh is the best kisser in the business.

The feeling is mutual, isn’t it? You can watch this episode on this Saturday on Colours Infinity. See the video here:

RANVEER SINGH IS THE BEST KISSER IN THE BUSINESS OMFGG AJDJKAKSKIDKSNANSN

A post shared by Deepika Padukone Fanpage (@deepika.padukone.fanpage) on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:04pm PST

We cannot wait for the moment when the two officially announce their relationship. They’re in love and the world is excited about it.

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will next be seen in the magnum opus film ‘Padmaavat’.

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