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Nothing can stop release of ‘Padmavati’, says Deepika Padukone : Interview

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New Delhi, Nov 14: A decade ago when she forayed into Bollywood, Deepika Padukone never imagined she would be a Sanjay Leela Bhansali heroine.

Now, as she prepares for the release of epic drama “Padmavati”, which clocks her trilogy with the filmmaker, the actress is confident the movie will tide over the controversy, hit the screens and win a “bigger battle” for the industry.

“As a woman, I feel proud to be a part of this film, and to tell this story, which needs to be told. And it needs to be told now,” Deepika, who plays the title role in “Padmavati” — Bhansali’s professed tribute to the sacrifice, valour and honour of Rajput queen Rani Padmavati — told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Doubts on the extent to which the National Award winning filmmaker has fictionalised the story, has led to a spiralling controversy with politicians, organisations and individuals raising a finger at Bhansali for “distorting history” and demanding that the release of “Padmavati” be stalled. Deepika is convinced the movie will release, as scheduled, on December 1.

“It’s appalling, it’s absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed,” she said, commenting on the hullabaloo the movie is causing pre-release.

“The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film,” said Deepika, adding that the film industry’s support symbolises how “this is not about ‘Padmavati’… We’re fighting a much bigger battle”.

“Padmavati” marks the third film that Deepika has worked in under Bhansali’s direction after romantic crime drama “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela” and historical drama “Bajirao Mastani” — all of which, she says, gave her roles “so similar, yet so different”.

“They are very independent individuals and very strong characters,” Deepika said, her voice exuding pride that in “Padmavati”, while there are two men — Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh — she essays the title role, which “does not happen often in a woman’s career”.

“I celebrate that,” she said.

Interestingly, November has marked not just Deepika’s 10 years in the film industry — her debut film “Om Shanti Om” was released on November 9 — but also November 15 is when “… Ram-Leela” hit the screens four years ago.

“When I debuted, ‘Saawariya’ (directed by Bhansali) and ‘Om Shanti Om’ had released on the same day. I remember back then, there was this whole thing about the films clashing, this debut versus that debut. But I was so naive and so new that none of that made any sense to me at that point. The only thought I remember thinking to myself then was, ‘Oh! How come he didn’t cast me in his movie?’

“I didn’t ever think that I could be a Bhansali heroine,” said the daughter of badminton icon Prakash Padukone.

She describes the “evolution” as “phenomenal”.

“From never having been to a film set before and to not knowing how to deliver dialogues to today enjoying the craft so much where I am the most peaceful and happiest when I am in front of the camera… I think that’s the evolution. And then along the way you meet a Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who adds so much meaning to me not just as an actor and performer, but also as a human being,” the actor said.

“Ten years ago, thinking that I don’t fit the mould of being a Bhansali heroine, and today working in three films with him back-to-back… It’s been a pretty incredible journey,” said Deepika, who says she senses a soul, heart and mind connect with the director.

“We just understand each other by just looking at each other… I think you can only get to that stage when you reach a different sort of, almost a spiritual level of creativity, where you’re not afraid to take risks or failure. Everything you want to do is coming with a pure heart and a pure intention.”

So, can one expect them to collaborate yet again?

“Well, you never know. As of now, we are all focussed on ‘Padmavati’. And I would love to, although at this point, I also need to heal emotionally, mentally and physically from this experience. I think he and I both need to heal from this experience before we collaborate again,” she said.

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Bigg Boss 12 Day 93 18th December 2018: Deepak teams up with KV, Romil to eliminate Sreesanth

Bigg boss 12 contestant Karanvir Bohra’s wife Teejay Sidhu who earlier wrote an open letter has again slammed the makers for being biased towards KV but she must understand that he is being used by Deepak and Romil.

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The Bigg Boss 12 contestants are now turning into enemies and showing the real nature while performing the Fire Station Task that promises the ‘Ticket To Finale’.Deepak the manipulator, the worst irritating person wants to eliminate Sreesanth, Surbhi,Romil and Deepika and for that he is teaming up with Somi Khan and Karanvir.

Celebrities like Deepika, Sreesanth and KV have worked hard to get a celebrity tag and commoners misunderstand them as getting preference but they don’t  know how much hardships they have faced to get that position.

Surbhi has changed  and is now moving as a stronger contestant.

Deepak Thakur, from the starting, remained the main cunning fellow and the viewers are able to analyse that not the celebrities at Bigg Boss 12 house but the commoner contestants are cunning and are not liked by the audience as they constantly teased each other for fighting unnecessarily to gain footage. Rather celebrities are displaying their real nature and follow rules for every task.
Deepak ,Romil and other men were always seen occupying the front door of every task so that girls cannot come in the front .
Deepak , who perceives Karanvir Bohra as weak contestant is now making him believe that he is a true friend of him, but actually Deepak wants to eliminate Sreesanth, Surbhi,Romil and deepika and for that he is teaming up with Somi Khan and Karanvir.

Deepak, the commoner is the worst contestant with no principles and he has been seen picking up unnecessary fights with everyone and backbiting. He first praises and then discards after getting benefit.

Somi Khan is a confused one, first she used both Romil and Deepak to remain in the house for 12 weeks and npow pretends to be strong and intervenes in every fight to gain footage.

Only Deepak and Romil has made her seen in the Biggg Boss 12 house.
Deepika is a nice and dignified person, who prepares food and does task but she is not willing to follow a wrong path , which shows the good character of hers.

Bigg boss 12 contestant Karanvir Bohra’s wife Teejay Sidhu who earlier wrote an open letter has again slammed the makers for being biased towards KV but she must understand tha he is being used by Deepak and Romil.

The race to the finale will make things extremely difficult for those who have pinned hopes on their fellow contestants.

Karanvir, Somi, Deepak and Romil had decided that they wouldn’t make anyone else the firefighter. They were exchanging the role among themselves to ensure the ticket to finale remains within their team. But there comes a time when their plan doesn’t get executed as per their wish. One of them is on the line of fire for disqualification from the task.

 

Romil, Somi and KV keep strategizing and planning about the task.

In the washroom area, KV thanks Deepak for saving him and tells him Romil’s plan. Romil tries to tell Somi that she should go in the van after 2 turns, Somi doesn’t agree and says that she wants to go in the next round else she won’t go. She says that she won’t play as per Romil’s plan.

 

 

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Watch: Kangana Ranaut starrer Iconic “Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi” Trailer

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Mumbai, Dec 18: Get ready to witness an epic tribute to the greatest warrior queen of India as the much-awaited trailer of Kangana Ranaut starrer “Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi” is out.

Around 3.5 minute trailer gives a glimpse of the transformation of a young girl to Rani Laxmibai.

The film is depicts the journey of warrior queen beginning, with a young girl named Manikarnika —Manu to her family — who will soon become the Queen of Jhansi.

The first teaser of Manikarnika was unveiled on October 2- Gandhi Jayanti.

Speaking at the trailer launch of “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”Kangana told media that directing a film is like leading a worker’s life, but she had fun while she was at it.

The movie has been produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain. It also features television actress Ankita Lokhande, Mishti and Suresh Oberoi.

Manikarnika is all set for release on January 25, 2019.

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Sara disappointed as ‘Kedarnath’ didn’t release in Uttarakhand

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Mumbai, Dec 18: Sara Ali Khan says she was disappointed that she couldn’t share her labour of love, her debut film “Kedarnath”, with the people of Uttarakhand — the state where she started her journey as an actress.

During an interaction with the media here, Sara was asked how she reacted when the film failed to get a release in Uttarakhand due to objections from some sections over the alleged promotion of ‘love jihad’ in the film.

Sara said: “Yes, I am disappointed. It is a weird kind of disappointment which hasn’t come from anything else other than the fact that the place Uttarakhand has given me a lot. Those 45 days (of shooting the film) in Kedarnath has given me a lot. The least I could have done for the people over there, giving them back ‘Kedarnath’, the film. But now, what to do.”

Set in the hill station of Uttarakhand, the story of the film revolves around a Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim boy and the societal opposition due to their different religions. It is set against the backdrop of a natural calamity.

The film got into controversy for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments and promoting ‘love-jihad’ from the beginning of its shooting.

Before the release of the film on December 7, the Uttarakhand government wrote to all district magistrates about the film and the controversies surrounding it.

The decision followed a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat that reviewed a report submitted by a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj.

The government asked the district administration to take a call on their own and left it to their discretion whether or not the film should be released in their respective jurisdictions. So, the film did not release in the state.

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film also features Sushant Singh Rajput.

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Sara’s maiden performance won her a lot of praise from critics, the audience and her parents — actors Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan — as well as the Hindi film fraternity at large.

Sharing her mother’s reaction to the film, Sara said: “My mother cried at the end of the film. But I would say parents and family will love and support me by default.”

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