Deepika Stands Out More Prominent Unlike PeeCee in New Poster

New Poster Out of xXx: Deepika Just Takes It Away From Priyanka.

The reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone is all set to take over the globe with her Hollywood debut in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel. The new poster for the movie is out and the “Bajirao Mastani” star captures a significant space.

Deepika is the second prominent star in the poster followed by Xander (Vin Diesel) and just above Ruby Rose, the Australian model, and actress. Vampire Diaries famed Nina Dobrev has barely managed to get some space. The xXx team took to the Twitter and wrote, “Xander Cage is back in the new poster for #xXxTheMovie”. The poster also features Donny Yen (Chinese actor) who is being seen in the movie “Rogue One” that’s running in the theaters.

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Talking of Deepika, she looks ravishing in a black outfit and long wavy hair proving it yet again that she wins the Hollywood race as a debutant compared to Priyanka Chopra. While Deepika is seen in a major portion of the xXx teaser, Pee Cee’s appearance in the Baywatch trailer was just a blink and miss. Although, according to the Baywatch makers her blink and miss presence is for a reason.

What we loved about the xXx trailer is that Deepika leaves a strong impact with her significant appearance in the teaser. The nation’s most popular and attractive personality, Deepika truly shines through in the poster alongside the XXX star Vin Diesel and the other actors.

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In a candid interview with CNN News 18 in November this year, Diesel (49) had mentioned about the bond that he shares with Bollywood diva and that their chemistry is so natural. He had been all praises for Deepika and said that he believes that she is the next global superstar. When Deepika asked him through a video about the best moment he had with her during the shooting, Diesel mentioned it was the waterfront sequence they shot was his favorite.

While Deepika shared the poster of the movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage marking her Hollywood debut, she is also caught up with the celebration of her blockbuster Bajirao Mastani’s completion of one year.   She took to Twitter to express her excitement and shared it with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and her beau, Ranveer Singh saying “Thank You for giving me one of my most challenging and memorable characters and thank YOU all for the love.”

The film is scheduled to hit the theaters worldwide on January 20, 2017. It also stars Ruby Rose, Donnie Yen, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L Jackson, Tony Jaa and Rory McCann.

Aamir's 'Dangal' Strategies Stay in News For The Right Reasons!

Aamir Mr. Perfectionist That He Is, Dangal yet Another Breakthrough!

Dangal released on December 23rd and Aamir Khan as always stay in the news for the right reasons. The admirers of Aamir and the film fraternity have witnessed from September onwards the gradual progression of his marketing strategies about ‘Dangal’. Aamir took to various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to unveil his muscular looks recently.imgaamir-khan-salman-khan

You may hate him, you may love him, but you can’t ignore the fact the AK is the only one among the celebrated big Khans of Bollywood who actually doesn’t take his audience for granted. Graduating from a lean college student in Rang De Basanti to a 13 pack Aamir in Ghajni to essaying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal, he undergoes a drastic physical transformation. He gained over 25 kilos to fit into the character of a wrestler.Next??He loses those kilos to portray an ageing character. Perfectionist, he truly symbolizes the tag rendered to him.

Aamir takes his movie scripts very seriously, puts his heart & soul into the character and thus he is the Mr.Perfectionist as we all know. ‘Dangal’ is based on the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh and his famous daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat.

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The Real Life Mahaveer Singh and His daughters.

Aamir Khan’s master move on Dangal proves how brilliant he is at marketing films. Previously, this year, Aamir already started calling his close friends and showing them the film at his home to receive an honest opinion. This also filtered another purpose. People watching the film later spread the word about how brilliant the film is, and how different it is from Sultan as Salman Khan portrayed the character of a wrestler in the former. Now that’s a fine strategy only a perfectionist can do! Aamir’s friends who had watched the film said that it was nothing like the Salman Khan starrer.

Even Salman Khan tweeted: Love you personally, but hate you professionally!

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Fitness regime!

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Because “Sultan” was marketed and promoted using Sultan Ali Khan (Salman), Aamir revised his strategies. According to a certain report, “Dangal” star has asked his team to design the publicity campaign in a way that it highlights women empowerment. He surely knows the issues which our country is constantly battling with thus trying to touch the pulse of the people and women through his movie. We adore him for that!

In a nutshell, he wants his onscreen daughters, “Fatima Shaikh”and “Sanya Malhotra” to lead from the front. Unlike what the makers did with “Sultan,” where the focus was on Sultan and his journey. Aamir is currently shooting for a promotional track for “Dangal,” in which he will be introducing the girls.

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Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film is essentially a biopic on senior Olympics coach Mahavir Singh Phogat. Knowing the cinematic brilliance he has and the body of work he showcases, you can certainly expect another ground-breaking film from him this year. Popular television actress, Sakshi Tanwar made her silver screen debut with this film.

Is Stardom Only Through Lead Roles? Nandita Das

Nandita Das Faces The Heat to Find a Star for the Character ‘Shyam’ in her upcoming Film Manto.

The film ‘Manto’ is based on the life of writer “Saadat Hussain Manto”. Nawazzudin Siddique has been zeroed in for the character ‘Manto’. Shyam had been a very close friend of Manto. Shyam had his unique contribution in life history of Saadat Hussain Manto. But Nandita Das says, when she approached established actors of Bollywood for the role of ‘Shyam’, all she got is a ‘no’ for answer.

People are saying no to play the character without even reading the script, nor they are interested to hear about the character. Nandita Das says, the film title may be Saadat Hussain Manto but ‘Manto’ is one character and ‘Shyam’ is another character. I am facing a rejection because people have already conceptualised that ‘Shyam’ is a second lead. It seems, it is derogatory for an established actor to play the second lead.

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‘But my expectation was so different”. I thought that today’s young actors will be intrigued to play the distinguished role of Shyam. Nawazzudin is an established character and he is playing the role of Saadat Hussain Manto. But i want to make the character of Shyam no less worth. But a star does not want to invest time in playing the role of Shyam.

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“Sadly Only a Star can ensure a good box office collection’.

Actress Nandita Das made her directorial debut with the film, ‘Firaaq’. She asks if the road to stardom is only through playing the lead characters? What about an important role that is heroic. She says, ‘I feel if i take a star for ‘ Shyam’ i have to tag a ‘guest appearance’ or ‘many thanks to’ to the role of Shyam’. Nevertheless I think I have to approach a newcomer for the role. But the makers have made their mind for a star to cast in that particular role. They want to pull in crowds on the opening day to ensure box office collection. So sadly, only a star can ensure that .

“After spending almost twenty years in the fringes of the film industry i still do not understand what drives the market force. I have always been happy and looked forward to be a part of a story that should be told. I have not seen films as only a career ladder. But i guess I can only think of myself.”

Urvashi Rautela Enters Kaabil to Reprise 'Saara Zaamana'

Kaante and Musafir director Sanjay Gupta, comes back with yet again a thriller, ‘Kaabil” This time, it is with Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam. When ‘Kaabil’s First Look and Motion posters were out, it went viral as Hrithik was apparently playing a blind man’s role. The poster read, ‘The Mind Sees All’. Hrithik is playing a hard hitting role of a blind man who seeks revenge of his murdered wife.

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The badman role has been combinedly played by The Roy brothers, Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy. The theme of the movie is, “He will fight for his light, even he cannot see it.’ ‘It was in the dark that he found the invincible light within.’

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Father Rakesh Roshan is the producer of the film and it is produced under the banner of FilmKraft Production Pvt. Ltd.

Urvashi Rautela is Roped in to Add the Oomph Factor for Saara Zaamana Reprise

The makers of  Kabil has added a lightening attraction, to the film. The song Haseeno Ka Deewana is recreated with Grand Masti 2 fame, Urvashi Rautela in it. The voice over has been given by Raftaar and Payal Dev.

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Urvashi Rautela sizzles in the dance number. Before the launch of the song, Sanjay Gupta said, the song , “Haseeno Ka Deewana’ will be reprised in the most creative and ostentatious way. The point is, nobody can take Amitabh Bacchan out of their mind when the song comes in mind. So to keep the Bacchan touch, Urvashi is seen in a black outfit with end number of god junkies embedded on it.

The trailer of the song shows how Urvashi Rautela burns the floor. An item number has its own promotional value. Reprising classic hits are almost the order of the day now. So checkout some sizzling moves of Urvashi Rautela, which brings in a zing to the movie.

The song may push the publicity of the film but on 26th January when the film clashes with Raees, we will witness how a hard hitting subject of a blind man’s revenge enthralls the audience.

The 'Badman Look of Shah Rukh Impresses all in ‘Raees’!

Shah Rukh Khan In & As ‘Raees’…

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After tasting the sweet success of his movie’ FAN’ & ‘Dear Zindagi’ the expectations rides high on Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’.The gripping trailer which was released on December 7th has successfully topped the list by surpassing the trailer of Sultan which had raked in 100K likes in 42 hours, Dangal in 8 hours 48 minutes, Shivaay in 23 hours and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story in 12 hours. The temperature is rising and his posters are enticing us all the more!Are we ready for it?

A lot has been said about his bearded look in the film. True, he has sported a beard before in Don 2 and Happy New Year. But he totally rocks the bearded look and those kohl-lined eyes.

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SRK has shown his versatility donning variety of roles in his career.The movie releases on 25th Of January’2017. Apart from King Khan, the film boasts of a stellar cast that includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pakistani heartthrob Mahira Khan.

“Baniye ka Dimaag, Miyanbhai ki daring’ the dialogue uttered by Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Raees’ has already become a rage in the internet. As expected the teaser has garnered immense reactions and has been overwhelming. The fans, media and Bollywood celebs have loved the teaser. The teaser clearly gives the aura of a man not to be messed with but to be respected.

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The fans have actually gone quite crazy with the look and the feel of the ‘Raees’.Bollywood celebs, including Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Riteish Deshmukh and Kriti Sanon have praised King Khan’s look in the teaser. The film is heavily inspired by Gujarat’s crime lord, Abdul Latif. Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger, whose business is highly challenged by a tough cop. Ahead of the release, Shah Rukh has also met MNS chief, Raj Thackeray to assure him of his co actor Mahira Khan, Pakistani actress not promoting the movie, sources said.

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While many loved ‘Raees’ trailer some want it a tad bit grittier, rawer and more intense. Well, we really hope ‘Raees’ does justice to what it claims as a ‘Gangster’ Shah Rukh is always desired. If we get to watch any of his accented Gujarati dialogues,its a bonus for the fans! Yet, we can’t wait to watch this movie!!!What say, folks???

Couple of tweets;

Varun Dhawan

Ammijaan kehti thi koi bhi dhanda chota nahi hota”.@iamsrk goes edgy in @RaeesTheFilm #RaeesTeaser

Karan Johar

What a phenomenal teaser of #Raees ….@iamsrk looks amazing!! Can’t wait to see this.

Riteish Deshmukh

How brilliant is the promo of #Raees – @iamsrk you are Magical – @ritesh_sid @FarOutAkhtar can’t wait!

So Are You Planning To Watch Befikre?

Should You Watch Befikre or Just Give it a Pass ?

Quite a puzzling decision when the film has mixed reviews from the critics. The Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor starrer ‘Befikre’ is about an young couple who want to test the waters of new coded romance. Aditya Chopra,this time decided to not stick by the evergreen romantic rules of YashRaj movies. He moved on to make a new age romantic movie.

Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor both have started their Bollywood careers with Yash Raj Movies. The bold scenes in the trailers have already launched the movie as a no family zone. But as Ranveer Singh said, he projects a role of today’s youngster who believes in love but have made his own rules.

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So for people who are typically bored by the standardised romantic movies, Befikre comes as a fresh air. The film had created much hype before it’s release. The music was already a peppy number in radios, cars , discs and lounge bars.

According to the critics, both Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor have given decent performances. But Aditya Chopra claimed that because of an actor like Ranveer Singh, he is coerced to make a film like Befikre. With Ranveer Singh by his side, he challenged himself to make an ‘out of the line’ love story.

But at the end of the day, it is an Indian love story. Couple fall in love, but mutually decided never to say, ‘i love you’. They break ways in the middle of the film, change partners only to realise how much they are in love with each other. So at the end you see them happily dancing in a big fat punjabi wedding.

The same formula but presented in a new age way, atleast at the beginning. It is a max two hour, fifteen minutes film. So if you want to see Ranver Singh’s hyper activity and Vaani Kapoor’s sizzling 23 kissses, go buy the tickets. Nevertheless the film has the cinematography of YashRaj standards and some power packed songs. So overall a good timepass.

Priyanka Chopra Just Has a Glimpse in Trailer of Baywatch: Not Done

The First Official Trailer Of Baywatch Is Out and PC Shares Just a Glimpse. But her Fans Have Some Consolation For The Next. Read on till end.

Just two days before, Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram to load some pics of her in Baywatch set. It left us asking for more. After all our own Piggy Chops have made us proud, by bagging a role in the latest venture of popular series “Baywatch’. After her successful stint in in “Quantico 1′ she was considered as one of the main leads in ‘Quantico 2”. She appeared in many popular American Talk Shows. Her role as a ‘Baddie in Baywatch’ was much discussed. So when the first trailer was out, her fans had bated breath to see the hot Piggy chops in the anti hero role as Victoria Leeds. But Alas! The first cut trailer is a big heart breaker. We could only catch a glimpse of Priyanka Chopra. The major focus remained the squad of Baywatch. Take a look.

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But, But But. There are some consolations and encouragement for her fans. Insiders say that this is just a strategy to launch the latest version of Baywatch. They want to introduce the Baywatch Squad to the world. In the coming year, the makers shall intoduce another trailer cut. We hope to see more of Piggy Chops in the new trailer. Her co – star Dwayne Johnson even said, ‘Priyanka is one of the biggest stars in the world and we are excited to have her promote her prominent starring roles to the audienece in countries across the globe”

So Fans wait a little longer to see more of Piggy Chops essaying the anti hero role of HOT Victoria Leeds. Meanwhile enjoy some pics of PC on the sets of Baywatch which she shared in her Instagram. She looks cheesy in pink and we could makeout that working for Baywatch must have been fun.

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Kahaani 2: Is it At Par With It's Prequel Kahaani ?

Kahaani 2 Fails To Keep Up With The Thrilling Pace of Kahaani

As Vidya Balan said, Kahaani 2 has no connection with Kahaani. But if the title of the movie is Kahaani 2, then it’s natural to think it’s a takeaway from it’s prequel. But Noo. Kahaani 2 is about Durga Rani Singh, a clerk from Kalimpong who is missing after a crime. She is tagged as a fugitive on the run. On the other hand there is Vidya Rani, a middle class working mother of a handicapped teenage daughter in Kalimpong. Both the characters have the same face, Vidya Balan. Remember the semblance of Arnab Bagchi and Miland Damji in Kahaani. The suspense gripped us till the end moment.

In Kahaani 2, the suspense sets off well in the first half as Both Durga Rani and Vidya Rani looks real.

When the daughter was missing and Vidya Rani meets with an accident which takes her to coma, we feel the void inside us. Here we have to applause Vidya Balan’s performance.

While in coma, we see the entry of Arjun Rampal as the cop. He is first person to spot that Vidya Rani’s face matches the fugitive Durga Rani. Here is where the intense suspense should have carried us away.


But the problem is,  the suspense flight crashed at the second half. The discredit goes to the director Sujoy Ghosh. It seemed he was in a hurry to finish the film. It doesn’t work when the script is so sensitive. The film was already riding on the success of Kahaani. As expectations are high, a sequel is only appreciated when it brings more than the original. An unpredictable and thrilling end would have had the audience asking for more. But Alas! Sujoy Ghosh wasn’t successful at keeping pace this time.

Vidya Balan needs a hit desperately at this stage of her career. Her earlier movies Bobby Jasoos, Ghanchakkar and HAK bombed at the box office. Full marks to her performance, but the performance has to be backed by an equally brilliant script. So having said that we would request audience to see the film once. After all you cannot miss out on a power packed performance in a thriller suspense. Less expectations might make you like the movie.

Celebs Are All Praises for Dear Zindegi

Shahrukh Khan, The Therapist and Alia Bhatt resorts to him to reconcile with her life. Gauri Shinde belts out her second directorial venture, Dear Zindegi. A film on life, failure, heartbreak and then finding life all over again. The film  released in India today but Bollywood celebs had the cake two days back. They got a slice of the preview and guess what? The film won many hearts.

Dia Mirza tweeted, “every girl will want to get to therapy just in the hope that she may discover your Jehangir. Love You Dear Zindegi.

Alia Bhatt’s character Kaira goes through a series of heartbreaks. The film stars Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar and Angad Bedi. All the three people come into Alia’s life only to leave her alone, empty and frustrated. Life gives her another chance and brings her to Jehangir, “Jug” who is a therapist, played by Shahrukh Khan.

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SRK gives her beautiful life lessons to love her life back. The film shows how they end up teaching each other something.

Sushant Singh Rajput is so smitten with the film that he tweeted, ‘What an amazing experience i had last night watching #Dear Zindegi. I am still thinking about it. Its’s all heart and so pure. @gauris..Thank You.

Sophie Chaudhury tweeted, “Untill now every girl has wanted you in her life. After watching #DearZindegi every girl will need you in her life.  You are just wonderful @iamsrk

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Director Homi Adjania was superbly impressed by the film. “Dear @Aliaa08, you are effortless and brilliant. @iamsrk  shine on you like a crazy diamond. @gauris….. Love the way you tell them. Kudos cast and crew #Dear Zindegi.

Anchor actor Mini Mathur tweeted. “What a lovely film #DearZindegi is! All hats off @gauris! @Aliaa08 is stunningly gifted. Go girls go fall in love with him  @iamsrk Again.

Stylist Anaita Shroff Adjania was also impressed with Dear Zindegi. Anaita Shroff tweeted @Gauris has made a beautiful coming of age movie. #Dear Zindegi. Must Watch. Dream Team @Dharma Movies.

Well. quite a number of praises. I can’t wait to get my slice of Dear Zindegi, can you?

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Fashion Inspiration from Bollywood Movie Devdas : Nostalgia, Flashback, Throwback

Let’s admit it, that Bollywood is the ultimate source of fashion inspiration in India. Whether it’s a Bollywood movie or a song, they set the trends and we blindly follow it. Don’t we love those stylish and elegant designer pieces that the actors flaunt to entice us? We must say that we are more than bewitched especially with this Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit starrer epic film “ Devdas ” in 2002.

How can we forget those lux drapes flaunted by the former Miss world Aishwarya Rai and the colorful wardrobe of the ethereal beauty Madhuri Dixit? Designed by Neeta Lulla, the celebrated fashion designer who has also stunned us with her jaw-dropping creations for some other great movies, once again created a marvel with the vintage look in Devdas.

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Madhuri Dixit’s Costumes in Devdas : While it was a great movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali with some phenomenal star cast, what we especially loved are the brilliant designs and the dazzling costumes that the ladies flaunted in the film. Apart from the fact that Madhuri looked breathtaking in all scenes and mesmerized us with her dancing skills, her gorgeous style statement in the film was what caught our attention.

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Portraying the character of a courtesan dancer in the movie, Chandramukhi, Madhuri looked resplendent in the exquisite lehenga cholis and the ultra-feminine anarkalis that she donned in each of the scenes and song sequences. While we could not help but goggle at that earthy toned super shiny and heavily embroidered mirror lehenga paired with an elegant piece of sheer dupatta for her first look in the film, but that fresh green embellished anarkali was simply a trend setter of that time. The zari work on the neckline and on the arms simply took our breath away!

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Madhuri and Aishwarya’s Costumes in Devdas Songs : The dazzling red zardosi lehenga balanced with equally jazzy ornaments in the song “Kahe Ched Ched Mohe” was a talk of the town. The “Dola Re” song on the occasion of Durga Puja on other hand was the clear winner with the classic red and white Bengali saree. The added shine and the Neeta Lulla touch imparted a drop dead gorgeous look to both the ladies, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai.

 

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Aishwarya Rai’s Costumes in Devdas : Words will be less to describe when talking of the beauty queen Ashwarya Rai who portrayed the character of Paro. The timeless beauty looked breath-taking in the traditional Bengali sarees like, Dhakai and the plain cotton which the designer handpicked from Kolkata, and mixed & matched them to culminate into a unique look. Paro was all spruced up in Sarees that were adorned by classic motifs and printed borders that included fine embroidery like, Kantha stitch, conventional borders with stripes or checks all over.

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Then we saw Paro in the traditional Bengali drapes with that added yardage. While we loved her additional length of pallu, she looked striking in those puff-sleeved blouses and accessories that created a vintage look. The huge bindi complemented the heavily embellished Sarees and imparted an understated glamor to her entire look. Dhakai lattice, Banarasi tissue, Lucknowi exquisite Chikankari, Chinese brocade, Jamevars, vintage brocade, Muslins and organzas formed fabrics and technique of Paro’s costumes. The entire look was inspired from the 1930’s that we oh so loved!

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Kiron Kher’s Costumes in Devdas : Kiron Kher’s wardrobe too was no less than the two leading ladies. We simply loved those backless cholis and the gorgeous sarees that spelled feminism and highlighted her artistic leaning every bit.

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Devdas was a spectacle to watch out for not just for its story or the star cast, but the real protagonist of this film was indeed the eye catching vintage designs that took our heart away.