A couple of months back, we heard how Deepika Padukone collapsed on the sets of her movie owing to exertion. She was suffering from fever yet was working. She was overworked and she still is overworked. After back to back hits last year, she is one of the most sought after actresses. No wonder that she is right now juggling three projects Tamasha, Piku and Bajirao Mastani.
Deepika Padukone is already shooting Tamasha, an Imtiaz Ali film with Ranbir Kapoor in France. Being an intense love story, she is putting all her efforts into it. Post the first schedule, she flew back to Mumbai to adhere to her brand endorsement timelines. She endorses nearly 17 brands including Axis Bank, Coca Cola, Kelloggs K, Van Huesen, Vogue Eyewear to name a few. She flew down here to shoot a few of the ads. She wants to wrap up everything before she begins the next schedule of Tamasha.
Apart from that, Deepika Padukone also needs to do a few patch work for Happy New Year and Finding Fanny which are ready for release this year.
Jul 28, 2014, 12.00AM IST TNN[ Hiren Kotwani ]
In an unprecedented move in Bollywood, the premiere of Finding Fanny will be held on August 25, 17 days before its release date.
The decision was taken after the film‘s trailer garnered a positive response.
Says Producer Dinesh Vijan, “Premiering a film two weeks before its release has never been done before in Bollywood, but we are willing to stick our necks out. We want opinion makers and regular moviegoers to share their views. Hope this strategy generates an actively interested forum for Finding Fanny.”
Shikha Kapur, chief marketing officer of Fox Star Studios, adds, “A story this strong deserves a unique marketing approach. So, we are inverting the normal course of promotional campaigns and will commence ours with the premiere of the film.”
The movie, directed by Homi Adajania, stars Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia, and will be released in Hindi and English. A comical tale, it narrates the story of five oddballs who venture out in search of Stefanie Fernandes (Fanny). The film traces their journey as the characters find meaning to their otherwise pointless lives.
Finding Fanny, produced by Maddock Films and Fox Star Studios, releases September 12.
Deepika is missing Bombay rains as she is away shooting for Tamasha on a long schedule in Corsica, France.
The city has been witnessing heavy showers this month but Deepika left for her shoot in July and has been there since.
Deepika loves the monsoon season and also the view from her house during the rains. She stays in a high-rise building which overlooks the sea.
She usually sits in her balcony in the mornings with her filter coffee and watches the rain.
The ace actor will be back in Mumbai by August. However she will have little time to herself because once she wraps shooting for Tamasha, she will start shooting for ShoojitSircar’sPiku.
Missing the monsoons, Deepika says, “I love the monsoons and I thoroughly miss being in Mumbai during this time. I’ll try and make the most of it on my return.”