[ARTICLE] India Today Mind Rocks 2014: Deepika leads choice line-up at gala for, by and of the youth

Mail Today Bureau   |   Mail Today  |   August 31, 2014 | UPDATED 11:15 IST

India Today Mind Rocks, the country’s most eagerly awaited youth event, is coming to rock the national Capital once again. The event is an interactive platform where youngsters get a chance to meet and interact with the country’s biggest icons from all fields. It’s a festival that celebrates ideas, music and art by recognising the best in the field and also giving youth a stage to create, perform and engage.

The ninth Mind Rocks will be held at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium on September 6. Like previous years, this edition too will see top politicians, businesspersons, sports personalities and filmstars sharing their success stories and discussing issues of national interest with the audience.

The Siri Fort Mind Rocks will be attended by actor Deepika Padukone, singers Yo Yo Honey Singh and Rabbi Shergill, comedian-cum-politician Bhagwant Mann, actor-turned-politician Chirag Paswan, cricketers Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj, Olympic medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and footballer Gouramangi Singh.

The finale of the event will be a live performance by Sufi rocker Shergill, who shot to fame with soulful numbers such as Bulla Ki Jana and Challa. The past eight summits have been very successful with participaition of celebrities such as Ajay Devgn, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Dhanush, Shruti Haasan, Sonam Kapoor, Mary Kom and Nandan Nilekani etc.

To register, youngsters between the age of 18 and 32 can go to http://www.indiatodaymindrocks.com

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-today-mind-rocks-deepika-padukone-leads-choice-youth-summit-2014/1/380052.html


[ARTICLE] Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone to dance with fans in London

Saturday, 30 August 2014 – 7:54pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

King Khan along with friends and ‘Happy New Year’ team will perform at London’s O2 Arena on October 5 with SLAM! THE TOUR, reports suggest.

Reportedly, the Bollywood superstar will dance with fans in US after a span of ten years approximately. He is quoted to have said that that this is his way of giving the love back and thanking his fans who love him from all across the globe.

Not only Khan, but his friends and crew members of ‘Happy New Year’, which includes – Farah Khan, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Malaika Arora Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and singer Kanika Kapoor – will also be taken on board for the tour.

It is also reported that King Khan is apparently ‘super excited’ about the tour, which promises an evening of love, laughter and entertainment. The tour will begin from September 19 at Toyota Center, Houston.

Farah Khan’s directorial ‘Happy New Year’ under the production banner of  ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ will be released this year near Diwali.

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-shah-rukh-khan-and-deepika-padukone-to-dance-with-fans-in-london-2014924

[ARTICLE] More on Happy New Year!

Posted on August 30th, 2014 in Movies, News

14aug HNY Stills01 300x186 More on Happy New Year!Happy New Year is a rollicking, flamboyant, colourful, witty, action-packed musical bonanza is an underdog story where a team of ‘losers’, win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever!! Directed by the great Farah Khan the film stars Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff.

At a recent interview, Farah Khan revealed, “Happy New Year is a musical heist. A film like this has not been done in Bollywood before. For me, filmmaking is not just a technical or commercial process. When I go to watch a movie, I am not thinking how much money the movie has made. I, as an audience, really love watching movies. When you see a sad scene and get emotional, when you hear a song and dance to it … those are the things that make people love films and I want to make films that people love.”

At the trailer launch, she said Happy New Year is all about Hope. “This film has all that it takes to make a Bollywood quintessential film but the most important element here is HOPE. It is hope that turns into BELIEF for anyone who works hard in life to achieve their goals. Even if you lose don’t let that bring you down and think it is the end.”

Shah Rukh Khan added, “Happy New Year is about hope, belief and goodness. It is dedicated to losers. This film is about biggest heist. It’s about six losers and one mission. It is not necessary that if you do not win even after repeatedly trying, that you are a loser. This is what Happy New Year is all about. This film is a celebration and most importantly it is as happy as the title is.”

Sonu Sood said in an interview that it was the whole package that made him say yes to HNY, “I have never seen a heist film that had music and dance associated with it. So the best part for me about this film is that it is in the typical Bollywood masala style, which is very dear to me.”

Boman Irani agreed and added, “This may be a heist film but it is also every bit a Bollywood commercial film. It is all set to be a blockbuster. There are some amazing actors, the script is brilliant and Farah Khan is directing. You can see from the films she has made before that the energy she puts into her work translates extremely well on screen.”

Shah Rukh Khan also had nothing but compliments for his co-star Deepika Padukone, “Deepika is an amazing asset to this film. The best part of this film, the core, stems from the lady character of this film, which is played by Deepika, so she really stands for the spine of this film.”

Farah complimented her entire cast saying, ““Everyone in the film has done a great job, is a wonderful actor and a wonderful human being.”

Source: http://bollyspice.com/89835/happy-new-year-2

[ARTICLE] Deepika Padukone voted in as the Number 1 Bollywood heroine

By indiantelevision.com Team Posted on : 28 Aug 2014 05:33 pm

MUMBAI: It serves as evidence that Deepika Padukone has stolen the hearts of countless Bollywood fans across the nation, as she got voted for the top spot on India Today’s Mood of the Nation: Bollywood’s Heroine No. 1 Poll.

India Today holds the Mood of the Nation Poll, a comprehensive annual poll to gauge mass opinion on a variety of topics. The poll is conducted online on topics ranging from politics, sports and entertainment. In the ‘Bollywood’s Number 1 Heroine’ category, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor earned 10% vote each to come in after Deepika Padukone, who received 13%. Sonakshi Sinha and Priyanka Chopra secured 9% and 6% votes respectively.

Deepika Padukone received rave reviews for her very first performance in Om Shanti Om in 2007. She won 4 Best Female Debut Awards and was even nominated as Best Actress for the same. Delivering hits after hits with ‘Cocktail’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Ram Leela’ and ‘Chennai Express’, she has won several esteemed awards for her performances in her acting career of 8 years.

Deepika Padukone also leads the way on social media with the most number of followers on social networking websites Facebook and Twitter as compared to the rest of the film industry. Humbled by the massive fanfare, Deepika even engaged in a live chat with her fans on Facebook to celebrate hitting 15 million followers. The graceful actress is also among the few Bollywood personalities who have an account on photo-sharing website Instagram.

Apart from wowing audiences with her skill as an impeccable actress, Deepika Padukone has also turned heads as a style diva, having received awards for her wonderful fashion sense. Practically every look she has donned has worked for the ever graceful Deepika Padukone. She was also voted as the sexiest woman in the world in a poll conducted by FHM Magazine in July this year.

Source: http://www.indiantelevision.com/movies/hindi/deepika-padukone-voted-in-as-the-number-1-bollywood-heroine-140828

[ARTICLE]Amitabh Bachchan dances to ‘Shake Your Bootiya’ with Deepika, Arjun Kapoor

Big B is seen dancing with Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor.
‘Shake your bootiya’ made Amitabh Bachchan put on his dancing shoes for a jig with Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone on a new episode of KBC.

The peppy track ‘Shake your bootiya’ made megastar Amitabh Bachchan put on his dancing shoes for a jig with “Finding Fanny” stars Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone on a new episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.

The song from the young stars’ forthcoming film ‘Finding Fanny’ is on everyone’s lips and the 71-year-old enjoyed dancing on it when the duo joined him on the set of KBC’s eighth season, which he hosts.

After shooting with them, Big B took to his blog to not just share some photographs, but also to share his experience.

“After the gruels of character acts in the film shoot, there is reality in television and the switching over of temperament and thought and act and every other action that must necessarily be away from the one enacted before.

“But some things remain constant – Deepika Padukone for example … she be with me on ‘Piku’ and she be with me, on KBC to promote her film ‘Finding Fanny’ along with Arjun Kapoor … and fun times it was.

“Especially the ‘bootiya dance’ … hahaha…its a popular number in the film and been done with some finesse,” he added.

“Piku”, directed by Shoojit Sircar, also stars Irrfan. It will hit the screens April 30, 2015.

Meanwhile, “Finding Fanny” is ready to hit the screens Sep 12.


[ARTICLE]Deepika plans get together for ‘Finding Fanny’ team

Deepika Padukone plans get together for 'Finding Fanny' team
Deepika Padukone

Upbeat about her soon-to-release English language Indian film ‘Finding Fanny’, actress Deepika Padukone is set to host a get-together for the movie’s team. 

The film by Homi Adajania has an ensemble cast comprising Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia apart from Deepika Padukone.

A source close to the actress said that since Deepika is very close to the Finding Fanny team, she wants to do something special for them.

“She loves the film and how it has shaped up and will be hosting a small get together for the full team closer to the release of the film,” said the source. 

The film is slated to release on Sep 12.