Thursday, April 21, 2016

Deepika Padukone: Namaste, Samuel Jackson!

Our tall dimpled talented beauty, Deepika Padukone may be in Toronto shooting for her upcoming Hollywood debut, 'XXX : The Return of Xander Cage', but the actress adopts the Indian way of greeting people. Recently, when she met well known American actor/ producer Samuel Jackson on the sets for the first time, she greeted him in the Indian way by folding her hands and saying Namaste.


Samuel Jackson was pleasantly surprised by this and with little help from Deepika returned the greeting in the same manner. The two bonded almost instantly and discussed the Indian culture at length. Sources from the sets also share that they heard Deepika teaching Samuel some easy Hindi words.

Post the meeting, Samuel took to a photo sharing networking site and wrote, "Awwwwright, just met The Most Beautiful @deepikapadukoneon my way outta here. She's ALL THAT!!!! Wow??".

Sushant & Dhoni have something in common! Find Out!

Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be seen essaying the role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, recently met the Indian Captain, before heading out of the country. In one such discussion, they discovered a common interest - and that is, for bikes.

Both Captain Cool and Sushant, who have a huge fondness for bikes, said to have discussed how much they both struggled to buy their first bike. As everyone by now know that Dhoni was earlier a ticket collector at Kharagpur station and so it was not easy to invest in a bike, as much as he wanted to. After a lot of struggle, Dhoni bought his first bike.


On the other hand, Sushant who has also struggled to reach where he is today, invested in a second hand Honda CBR that he bought while in college with the money that he earned by giving tuitions. Current scenario is that Dhoni has the best bikes parked under his house and Sushant also has his new BMW K1300r which he loves more than his swanky car.

Confirming this Sushant added, "Yes, Dhoni is also extremely passionate about bikes, just like me. When two bike lovers start discussing bikes, be sure that it will be a long conversation which we have had many. In my college days, I started taking tuitions to be able to afford a second hand bike which I was very proud of. Even though i am very attached to my new bike, the first one will always remain very special."

Both have worked their way up and nothing came on platter for them. They struggled their way to reach where they are. Interesting and inspiring journeys we must say!

Working on 'FAN' was like going to University: Indraneel Bhattacharya

Having been popular face of television, Indraneel Bhattacharya couldn't ask for more when opportunity knocked on his door - to play a co-star to the Superstar of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The 'Sasural Genda Phool' famed actor is quite happy with the success of their recent release 'Fan', in which he plays Shah Rukh's lawyer. The experience working with the King Khan is something which Indraneel will cherish for life time. IndiaGlitz got close and candid with this talented actor, who not only shared about his learning process while working in Prakash Jha's 'Jai Gangaajal' but also with Akshay Kumar in the forthcoming film 'Rustom'. Excerpts from the interview...


Q. From TV Serials to sharing screen with King Khan in 'Fan'... How has been the journey so far?

A. It's like starting out at the Everest base camp and then finally reaching the summit.

Q. How was it working with Shah Rukh Khan? Share your experience.

A. It was a FANtastic opportunity. Met him for the 1st time on the 3rd of Dec, 2014 at exactly 7.15pm for the police station scene. Need I say more. Was, Am and Will Always remain a FAN.


Q. On working for the movie 'Fan'.

A. Working on FAN was like going to University and getting my Ph.D. Maneesh was a friend who walked every step with me and Adi Chopra made sure that every need and even want was taken care of.

Q. Difference between working for small screen and big screen.

A. Time and money. Films have more time and more budgets. Hence more time to prepare. But TV teaches you to work fast, yet work well. That really helped me while shooting for FAN, Jai Gangaajal and Rustom.

Q. How was it working under Prakash Jha in 'Jai Gangaajal'?

A. Great film makers don't make people work under them, they make people work WITH them. The same goes forBhaiji ( as everyone lovingly calls Prakashji ). He knew exactly what he wanted and was very happy with what he got out from me.


Q. Share with us about your next movie 'Rustom'.

A. I obviously cannot reveal anything about RUSTOM yet, including my part. But knowing it is from the house of Neeraj Pandey, you can expect something extraordinary and brilliant. But one thing I can say for sure. We all can soon easily expect a name to shine bright. That of Tinu Suresh Desai, our director.

Q. On working with Akshay Kumar?

A. Please allow me to give this answer in Hindi. Arrey bhai, The Ultimate Khiladi se saath khel khelne ka maukamila, aur kya chahiye.

Q. Which one do you prefer - working in commercial movie or content-oriented film?

A. Actually I want to eat the cake and have it too (winks).

Q. About your dream role.

A. Any role that will let me play good, bad, and ugly all together.

Q. One actress you would love to share the screen space with??

A. Please help me here. Should I go in alphabetical order or in order of seniority ? But first I'll have to figure out if there are any actresses at all who I wouldn't want to work with.

Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan complete 9 years of 'Togetherness'

Bollywood's iconic couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan today, on April 20 celebrate their nine years of marriage. Their love and long-lasting romance is evident every time when the couple are snapped together in public. They are blessed with a darling daughter, Aaradhya.


Looking back on their love story, Aishwarya and Abhishek first met on the sets of 'Dhai Akshar Prem Ke'. But rumours about the couple started coming during the shooting of 'Umrao Jaan', both that stars remained tight-lipped even after the release of the film.

Aishwarya and Abhishek tied the knot on April 20, 2007 at a private ceremony at Bachchan's Juhu residence, Prateeksha. It was one big fat Bollywood wedding where all celebs were invited for the grand affair. It was in June 2011, when Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to announce that his bahu Aishwarya Rai was pregnant.

Aishwarya gave birth to a baby girl on November 16, 2011, named Aaradhya Bachchan.

On the career front, Aishwarya is busy shooting for biopic 'Sarbjit' that will hit the screens on May 20. While, Abhishek is shooting for his next multi-starrer 'Housefull 3'.

Tamannaah Bhatia: I'm not getting married

Of late, strong buzz was in the gossip circles that the gorgeous diva Tamannaah Bhatia is soon going to get married. The actress was allegedly reported to tie knot with a computer engineer who she apparently has known for years. The news also provoked sparks on whether the actress will continue working post her marriage thereby making comparison with other south actress.


Denying the news, the actress clarified in a statement, "This is a false news, I am not getting married. The day I get someone in my life, I will let the world know about it first." The 'Himmatwala' famed beauty further added that she is busy with her work projects. "I am currently busy shooting for Prabhu Deva's next and few south films," remarked Tamannaah.

At the work front the 'Baahubali' actress, recently delivered a hit with her south flick 'Oopri'. Tamannaah is reportedly going to be seen in Rohit Shetty‘s next with Ranveer Singh and Prabhu Deva's next.