[NEWS]Asian Paints Appoints Deepika as Brand Ambassador

Asian Paints Appoints Deepika Padukone as Brand Ambassador
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Asian Paints, one of the world’s leading decorative coating companies, has announced Deepika Padukone as the brand ambassador for their brand Royale Play.

The brand which represents the power of transformation, was introduced in 2004 and targeted at women who take an active role as a curator of home décor. Royale Play stands for being younger, dynamic, fun, colourful, “opening up possibilities”, creativity and vibrancy.

According to Mr. Amit Syngle, President, Sales & Marketing Technology said, “Deepika is today’s modern youth style icon. She has been very successful in multiple fields and her energy and dynamism helps her bring in a lot of creativity and energy to the roles that she takes on. I believe that she really embodies the values that we want to epitomize in the brand Royale Play. The true sense of “Born to Decorate” comes to life through the unlimited possibilities that the brand offers. Royale Play also offers consumers the opportunity to demonstrate their flair and creativity by allowing them to mix and match various patterns and stencils that really opens up avenues to add a personal touch to home décor.”

Speaking on the occasion Deepika Padukone said, “I feel a sense of achievement having signed up with an iconic brand like Asian Paints. It’s a brand we have all grown up with. The moment one thinks of interiors and homes, the first thing that comes to mind is Asian Paints. Royale Play is a creative and fun brand designed for youngsters who like to personalize their homes. I believe women are inherently born decorators and have a great aesthetic sense. Today, women are ready to experiment and what Royale Play offers is perfect for that. There is a huge range of designs offered & endless possibilities to customize your wall’s décor and give it your touch. The idea is not just to have a great looking wall but also the process of making it. You can personalize your walls the way you like– choose your colour, select your design and create a bespoke effect using some fun stencils.”

About Asian Paints

Since its foundation in 1942, Asian Paints has come a long way to become India’s largest and Asia’s third largest paint company, with a turnover of Rs. 127.15 billion. Asian Paints operates in 17 countries and has 23 paint manufacturing facilities in the world servicing consumers in over 65 countries. Asian Paints has always been a leader in the paint industry, pushing new concepts in India like Colour Worlds, Home Solutions, Colour Next, and Kids’ World.

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[NEWS]Deepika and Arjun Kapoor shoot for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in 'Finding Fanny.' (Photo Courtesy: santabanta.com)

Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in ‘Finding Fanny.’ (Photo Courtesy: santabanta.com)

Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have started recording for an episode for the famous Kaun Banega Crorepati, season 8,  hosted by Amitabh Bachchan in a city studio.

On Wednesday after they have started shooting for a special episode for KBC, an eyewitness said that both Arjun and Deepika were having a lot of fun shooting this episode with Mr. Bachchan.

The two were there to promote their upcoming release Finding Fanny directed by Homi Adajania.

Big B was suited up in blue and was absolutely thrilled to have them on his show. It will be very interesting to see what quiz questions Arjun and Deepika were able to answer.

Finding Fanny has been the rage on the Internet since it garnered over a million views in just 22 hours of its trailer release. The quirky comedy stars Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia in key roles. The film releases on September 12.

Till the film releases Homi Adajania found an interesting way to keep his audience glued to his film, the videos!


[NEWS]Deepika,Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan starrer “PIKU” shoot to begin soon

Amitabh Bachchan to begin PIKU shoot with Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan soon!


August 9, 2014 11:46:59 AM IST  

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is indeed a busy man! While the actor is currently shooting for R. Balki’s SHAMITABH with Dhanush and Akshara Haasan, Big B will begin shooting for Shoojit Sircar’s PIKU soon.


PIKU is a film that explores the father and daughter relationship, with a quirky twist. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, PIKU also stars Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in the lead and is slated to release early next year.

Senior Bachchan also revealed about the same on his blog. “The film ‘Shamitabh’ draws to a close and in another couple of days, another shall begin … ‘Piku’ with Shoojit Sarkar, Irfan Khan, and Deepika Padukone … simultaneously of course with the ever friendly and committed KBC..!!,” posted Bachchan.

Meanwhile, Big B is also simultaneously shooting for ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 8.


[NEWS]Daksha Sheth to train Deepika and Ranveer Singh in Kathak and Kalaripayattu in Bajirao Mastani.

Tutor for Dippy and Ranveer

Tutor for Dippy and Ranveer

Daksha Sheth to train the duo in Kathak and Kalaripayattu in Bajirao Mastani.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is leaving no stone unturned to ensure his dream project, the Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone period romance, Bajirao Mastani, is made on an epic scale with special attention to detail.

Mirror has learnt that the perfectionist filmmaker has approached Daksha Sheth to train Ranveer and Deepika in Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial arts form that is also one of the oldest fighting systems in existence.

Revealed a source close to the development, “The film has several war sequences and Ranveer’s character will be seen in highrisk combats. Bhansali has already finalised locations for these action scenes in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. He is waiting for his cast to return from their respective schedules so they can begin their training with Daksha.”

Deepika will be seen in several elaborate dance numbers. She will learn Kathak under Sheth’s tutelage while both will take extensive training in Kalaripayattu from her.

“Ranveer needs to master the art of striking, kicking, grappling and weaponry so that when he engages in a fight, he can balance himself perfectly and perform the scenes with elan,” the source added.

Over the past 45 years, Sheth has carved a niche for herself in the arena of dance, amalgamating traditional forms like Kathak, Chhau, Kalaripayattu and Mallakhamb with contemporary techniques.

When contacted, Sheth confirmed the story, saying “Yes, I’ve been approached by Sanjay Bhansali to train Raveer and Deepika for Bajirao Mastani. I will have more clarity on this offer in a week’s time. It’s an unusual experience for me to work on a film. I’ve done so few of them. I’m really enthusiastic as along with teaching, I’ll also get to learn something new.”

Sheth had previously trained her daughter, Isha Shravani, for Subhash Ghai’s Vivek Oberoistarrer Kisna.

Deepika, SRK & other celebrities will be in Vancouver on Sept. 27th for SLAM 2014

Get Ready Vancouver! SRK and Deepika are Coming To Town for SLAM 2014

Get Ready Vancouver! SRK and Deepika are Coming To Town for SLAM 2014

The city of Vancouver is preparing to get rocked by Indian Cinema’s biggest global musical extravaganza on September 27th, 2014 at the PNE Coliseum brought to you by DBR Entertainment. The mega blockbuster show features the top actors, actresses and singers of Bollywood.
After the success of TOIFA, this show is another milestone in the history of Bollywood entertainment in the beautiful city of Vancouver. The superstars of cinema are definitely going to mesmerize the audience and it will be a once in a life time opportunity for Bollywood lovers to see their favourite stars perform on the stage.
Performers include Shah Rukh Khan, the “Badshah of Bollywood”, Deepika Padukone, the most popular and attractive Indian celebrity, Abhishek Bachan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Boman Irani, Sushmita Sen, Sonu Sood and many more.  Farah Khan, noted choreographer is directing the show. Singing sensations, Honey Singh and Kanika Kapoor of ‘Baby Doll’ fame will captivate the audience with their hit songs.
With the magical chemistry between Shahrukh Khan and the beautiful leading ladies Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandez, plus a cast and crew of 130, this is the largest and most exciting Bollywood production Canada has ever seen. The extravaganza will showcase state-of-the-art production, mind-blowing visuals and stunning costume changes.
Prepare your senses for the glitz and glamour of Bollywood.
SLAM 2014 will be the biggest Bollywood production to ever come to Canada, complete with stunning visuals, state of the art production, mind blowing pyrotechnics and stunning costumes. This family event is a must-see and after much dedication and hard work, it is being brought to Western Canada. Be a part of this celebration.
Source: http://www.darpanmagazine.com/entertainment/bollywood/get-ready-vancouver-srk-and-deepika-are-coming-to-town-for-slam-2014/

[NEWS]Deepika to fly off to the South of France on July 9 for Imtiaz Ali’s Next with Ranbir Kapoor

All work… And a little love

All work... And a little love
Deepika Padukone was spotted at Goregaon’s Film City on Monday shooting a commercial for a cereal brand. After a much-needed vacation in Barcelona, the actress had zipped off to Kuala Lampur for another ad committment. She returned to Mumbai. She will be flying off to the South of France on July 9 for some Tamasha with Ranbir Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali.