May 30, 2014 12:24:57 PM IST
Tamil version of KOCHADAIIYAAN is a good success and has already collected around 50 crore. The film would comfortably cross the 80 crore mark just in India. Since the film is yet to be released in many languages internationally, one can expect added moolah across the globe and 100 crore is a given.
With this, Deepika would have scored her fifth straight 100 crore success after RACE 2, YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, CHENNAI EXPRESS and RAM-LEELA. Add to that COCKTAIL which released before these four films and Deepika now has six hits/superhits/blockbusters in a row, hence resulting in a clear double hat-trick. No other heroine in the current generation has achieved this feat and that only makes Deepika a clear front runner in live as well as animation category, what with KOCHADAIIYAAN, an Eros production, being the highest grosser ever in this genre and technology.
Of course cynics may argue that this isn’t really a live film starring Deepika and is mainly an animated feature. However, if Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor could be pulled up for the flop show of ROADSIDE ROMEO when only their voice was used for the film, Deepika deserves all the credits for at least being there as an artist whose services were required in motion capture format for this Soundarya Rajinikanth directed film.
Cover story: Deepika Padukone’s 25 style secrets
Rochelle Pinto | 30 May 2014
Deepika Padukone reveals her best-guarded style secrets
Image: Prasad Naik
What makes our June 2014 cover star a regular on every best dressed list around? She sticks to a fairly simple list of fool-proof style tips, that she’s finally willing to share.
1. Denim: “Right now, I’m going through a boyfriend jeans phase.”
2. Jewellery: “I like statement earrings.”
3. New designers: Arpita Mehta and Pankaj & Nidhi
4. Sunglasses: Wayfarers
5. Heels: Peep-toe and sky-high. “I hate kitten heels; they’re useless. Either wear heels that are dangerous or don’t wear them at all.”
6. Day bag: A tan leather bag
7. Lipstick hue: Oxblood
8. Perfume: For Her
by Narciso Rodriguez
9. Beauty discovery: BB creams
10. Trend of the season: Normcore
11. Workwear basics: Sexy and comfortable
12. Daily shoes: White sneakers
13. Workout wear: “I do Pilates, so I prefer tight-fitted clothes.”
14. Nail paint: Wine
15. Hairstyle: “Depends on my mood. There are days when I love a fresh blow-dry, but sometimes I just go with bedhead.”
16. Make-up kit favourite: “A lipstick can change everything.”
17. Red carpet failsafes: Nudes, whites and golds
18. Red carpet formula: “Push outside your comfort zone a bit.”
19. Bad-hair-day rescue: Hairspray and a ponytail
20. Battling break-out: “I’ve never had that problem, but if you do, the best thing would be to stop picking at your skin and just let it breathe.”
21. Beach holiday wardrobe: Kaftans
22. First-impression essentials: Basic make-up. Don’t overdress, and style your hair.
23. Travel discovery: “I’m going through a phase where I love buying rosaries from the places I visit.”
24. Vintage store: Portobello Market in London and Chor Bazaar in Mumbai
25. Street market: “When I was a kid, my mother would buy me clothes from Fashion Street in Mumbai.”
By Subhash K. Jha, May 30, 2014 – 10:39 hrs IST
The Big B may be by far the most iconic star-actor of our cinema. That doesn’t stop him from undertaking rehearsals like a newcomer for Shoojit Sircar’s Piku where the mega-star will share screen space with Irrfan Khan for the first time.
Though Irrfan’s schedules too are choc-a-bloc-he’ll be shooting simultaneously in Mumbai and LA-he too has agreed to participate in the acting workshops for Piku.
Says a source close to the project, “This is the first time when Irrfan would be sharing screen space with the Big B. He’s understandably excited and challenged. He asked Shoojit to create a comfort level between the two especially since the Big B and Irrfan share very intense dramatic sequences in Piku.”
Shoojit says it wasn’t easy getting the 4 principal actors to spare time for the workshops. “Bachchan Saab, Irrfan, Deepika and Jisshu Sengupta are all extremely busy actors. But they had absolutely no hesitation in slicing precious meat out of their fat schedules to go through the rehearsals.”
Shoojit believes workshops are especially important in this film. “It is a very real drama, the emotions are not cinematic. The feelings expressed have to be absolutely authentic. Luckily I’ve actors who are more than willing to surrender completely to the project. They have been told that we cannot start shooting unless we do the workshops. They’re all joining me for workshops for a couple of weeks before we begin shooting at the end of July.”