[NEWS]Deepika invited for celeb badminton league

Deepika invited for celeb badminton league

Actor has been approached by officials of the league in a bid to promote the sport

Lately, Bollywood has been seen taking a keen interest in sports, with few buying teams in diverse sporting leagues and others promoting specific games in their own way. Taking a cue from that, a badminton league featuring several film actors from the south is set to have Deepika Padukone as one of the chief guests at the event.

“We have invited Deepika Padukone to be the chief guest for one of the days during the league. In fact, she has, in principle, agreed to be a part of it. We will soon confirm the date,” says Mouli Madhan, the founder and chairman of the three-day event, slated to take place later this year.

Madhan also reveals that former Indian badminton player and Deepika’s father, Prakash Padukone, and exbadminton champion Pullela Gopichand have already confirmed their presence. The organisers believe that the presence of celebrities will help publicise the league. “We have seen how sporting events attract the media’s attention with the presence of Bollywood celebrities. Deepika’s presence will definitely add to the publicity of our league, in turn promoting the sport,” adds Madhan.

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[ARTICLE] ‘Happy New Year’s ‘Indiawaale’ anthem to be launched on August 31

Sunday, 24 August 2014 – 2:33pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

Now that everyone already knows that the ‘Indiawaale’ theme forms the backdrop of the Farah Khan magnum opus, ‘Happy New Year’, actors Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and the entire team will be unveiling the song in a week’s time.

The ‘Indiawaale’ number which has already become an instant rage with the audience, thanks to a portion of the song being included in the trailer, fans across the globe are waiting to see the grand canvas on which it has been shot. The team will officially unveil the song on August 31.

From colourful vibrant surroundings to huge sets, the ‘Indiawaale’ number will have the typical Farah Khan touch and we hope, her magic works yet again!

The dance-heist film which goes with the caption, ‘Todenge Taale- Indiawaale’ is definitely one of the most anticipated releases of the year and given that this is SRK’s only release this year, stakes are obviously high.

While the film storms theatres this Diwali, it is just about a week’s time before we get to catch the grand surprise the ‘Happy New Year’ team has planned for us.

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-shah-rukh-khan-to-launch-happy-new-year-s-indiawaale-anthem-on-august-31-2013216

What Naseeruddin Shah thinks of Deepika Padukone

By Hitlist Team |Posted 6 hours ago
 
Deepika Padukone floored co-actor Naseeruddin Shah during the shoot of ‘Finding Fanny’.
 
 

Naseer says,“Deepika is a grounded girl. Despite being in the top slot, I found her completely unaffected. Throughout the shoot, I never saw her draw attention to herself. I’m deeply impressed with her.”

Considering it takes a lot to impress Naseer, Dippy has a reason to take a bow.

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/what-naseeruddin-shah-thinks-of-deepika-padukone/15551199

Contest Alert: Here’s your chance to meet Deepika and Arjun

DC | August 20, 2014, 08.08 am IST

Homi Adajani’s next ‘Finding Fanny‘ is just around the corner and we have the leading stars of the film, Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone coming over to our office specially to meet you. Deccan Chronicle is giving you an opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars of ‘Finding Fanny’.

Here’s what you need to do.

Answer this simple question:

How far have you gone to bring back your lost love?

  • Send in your entries to dc.contest@gmail.com before August 28.
  • 5 lucky winners stand a chance to meet Deepika and Arjun on September 2.
  • 20 winners will receive special film merchandise.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Follow and like Deccan Chronicle Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter
  2. Email your stories with the following details: Name, Contact number & Address
  3. Incomplete entries will not be accepted
  4. The meet and greet is applicable only for residents of Hyderabad
  5. Other merchandise to be won is applicable for residents of India
  6. Stories sent only on dc.contest@gmail.com will be considered
  7. The last date for submission is August 28, 2014.

Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140819/entertainment-bollywood/article/contest-alert-here%E2%80%99s-your-chance-meet-arjun-kapoor-and

Finding Fanny: Trailer is a huge hit- Times of India

Finding Fanny: Trailer is a huge hit
Finding Fanny
 
Hits so far: 3.5 million and counting

Our pick of the trailer this month is Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny. He has earlier directed Being Cyrus and Cocktail. What makes this trailer special is its quirky absurdist humour that instantly connects with its target audience, the multiplex goer.

With three legends, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia in their unique avatars, along with the mad-looking Arjun Kapoor with the beautiful Deepika Padukone, the trailer certainly makes you want to see the film. My favourite in the trailer is Pankaj Kapur ogling at Dimple and the shot of her hiding her slit skirt at the back with her hand fan. It seems to be a mad film made by a somewhat mad bawa himself.

READ: Finding Fanny: 6 Reasons to watch the film

Interestingly, while in the film Fanny is the name of a girl, in America, it is the slang for bum and, in England the slang for vagina, apart from the fact that the famous Italian footballer Mario Balotelli’s girlfriend is Fanny Neguesha. Talking to us about what makes the trailer work, the filmmaker said, “This film has come out of the warmth of my heart and the madness in my head but I think what makes this trailer work is that it’s quirky, absurdist humour has struck a chord with people who like this kind of cinema and has thus created a word of mouth for the film. The sweetest message I have got is ‘Everyday I get up seeing the trailer as it puts a smile on my face before I start the rest of the day.'” Talking about the name Fanny, he said, “Tomorrow I could make a film called Finding Dick, which could be about people searching for a guy called Richard (Dick is the pet name for Richard in the US). In our film Fanny is the pet name for Stefanie.”

WATCH: Finding Fanny | Official Trailer 

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