Priyanka Chopra Talks About Playing Kashibai

Priyanka Chopra

In an exclusive interview with Bollywoodlife.com, Priyanka Chopra spoke of her latest role, playing Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. The film which has garnered much attention has received exceptional recognition from fans and film critics alike.

The actress expressed her thoughts upon playing the pivotal role, revealing that she wouldn’t have agreed to the decisions Kashibai makes regarding Bajirao’s relationship with Mastani.

“To play a character that I don’t agree with, as a woman if my husband fell in love with someone else I would say thank you very much, goodbye! I am out! Kashi did that in her own way also, she said I love you enough to see you happy, if you are happy with her please go just don’t come back to my door, which at that time was a big deal. Kashi was forogtten in history , nobody talks about her, nobody knows of her, because Bajirao and Mastani’s story is so forbidden and so epic, and hats off to Sanjay sir for giving her such a strong voice.”

Priyanka went on to discuss, her belief in Bhansali’s cinematic creation of films was what made her determined to play the role even more, despite the director assuming she wouldn’t have accepted it.

“I always knew Kashi was an amazing role, I was the first person to be cast for the film. I remember when I was doing Mary Kom, Sanjay sir said she won’t do it, and we discussed it. For me what was wonderful about Kashi was that am a greedy Sanjay Bhansali fan, am a believer in his world and cinema. I can talk to him for hours about films and his acute understanding of human emotions and that is what Kashi was for me. I used to look forward to coming on the set all dressed up as Kashi. He throws googlys, and am an actor who loves hitting a six when its thrown at me.”

Recounting how she undertook to play Kashibai, Priyanka explained, “My instincts come on, am not a prep or a method actor, I have always been very instinctive. He has such a beautiful understanding of silences and Kashi has no words, so silences were all that I had, my eyes and face, it was like Jhilmil, there wasn’t much she could say it was the 1700′s, so it was a welcome challenge.”

Kareena Kapoor Khan And Hrithik Roshan Not Working On Sanjay Gupta’s Next

Kareena Kapoor Khan And Hrithik Roshan

The latest speculations in B –Town had the possibility of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Hrithik Roshan reuniting on the screen after 12 years.

The two actors who were much adored as a duo in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Sooraj Barjatya’s Mein Prem Ki Deewani Hoon were last seen in Subhash Ghai’s Yaadein in 2003.

Sadly, Gupta took to Twitter to clarify the news. He wrote: “It would be any director’s dream come true to get Hrithik and Kareena together for a film. But we have not finalised our heroine yet.”

A source revealed to BollywoodLife.com: “Kareena was reportedly approached for the role and she even liked the script, but she declined the offer at the end.”

The two superstars were also supposed to pair up for Shhuddhi, but the film went Salman Khan before going to Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt; eventually to be shelved for good.

The makers are on the lookout for another actress and will be making the announcement soon. The film will start shooting from February and go on till May and will be produced by Rakesh Roshan.

Prosecution Demands 5-Year Prison Sentence For Salman Khan

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On December 3, 2015, the prosecution urged the Bombay High Court not to show any tolerance to Salman Khan for his participation in the 2002 hit-and-run case, for which he was convicted for in May this year.

Hindustantimes.com reports – the prosecution – while closing on their arguments, they urged that the Bollywood star to be sentenced the five-year imprisonment which he was given by a sessions court for running his car into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra, killing one man and injuring four others.

Public prosecutors, Sandeep Shinde and Purnima Kantharia argued Khan was drunk at the time of the accident and smelt of alcohol when he was brought into hospital for a medical check-up the next day.

They further dismissed the theory, Khan’s driver Ashok Singh, was driving the car at the time of the accident and had lost control of the vehicle after its tyre burst. It argued the tyre burst after the car had rammed into the bakery.

Depending on the testimony of the injured along with other circumstantial evidence, the prosecution argued Khan was behind the wheel at the time of the incident which took place on September 28, 2002.

This disputes the claim of the defence that there were three persons in the car and Khan was not driving the vehicle. The prosecution maintain that only Khan, his bodyguard and policeman Ravindra Patil, and the actor’s friend, singer Kamaal Khan were in the vehicle.

The trial court held on May 6, had the actor to be guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and is presently out on bail granted by the High Court.

Dil Dhadakne Do Shot Across The Mediterranean Sea

Viewers anticipating Zoya Akhtar’s directorial Dil Dhadakne Do will look forward to its set of locations which has been shot across the Mediterranean sea. The movie has been carefully designed in terms of its locations.

The director took a small team to narrow down multiple settings to shoot the film. Akhtar chose locations in Turkey including Antalya, Istanbul and Cappadocia to capture emotions, significance and a vibrant feeling of the city.

The team also inquired permission to shoot the film in Taksim Square, Galata street, Eminonu Promenade.

Talking about her vision for the film Akhtar was quoted by BollywoodLife, saying: “Only excel could have pulled this off – can you imagine the whole crew is in a new country every day. That is what it is like to be on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean. It was logistically insane, visually gorgeous and emotionally cathartic. I don’t think anyone will ever forget this shoot.”

Co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani also spoke about the planning of film: “The pre production on this film was crucial and had to planned to the smallest detail as the script written by Zoya and Reema involved shooting on a cruise which was sailing through Spain, Italy, France and Tunisia We only had a few hours on each port of call to disembark and shoot in that city before heading back to the ship. Our production team did a fantastic job in ensuring Zoya got what she wanted without comprising her vision for the film.”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Confirms New Film At Cannes 2015

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made an unexpected announcement on her next project. The actress who is currently at the 68th Cannes Film Festival took over social media as she did a session called Hack the Cannes with the brand she endorses, L’Oreal.

During the interaction with her fans, Aishwarya made an appearance on the app Periscope to video chat. When one fan asked about her forthcoming movies, she made a huge reveal!

Aishwarya announced her forthcoming film with Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh. The 41-year-old went on to say she was almost finished shooting Samjay Gupta’s Jazbaa and will therefore return to India to finish the project.

Aishwarya will then move on to work with Karan Johar in Aye Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor in the leading role. Aishwarya elaborated, though he is a dear friend of hers, it will be the first time they will work together. Furthermore, she will be working with several other directors.

Anushka Sharma Admits She Wanted Parineeti Chopra’s Role In Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl

 

She played the leading role in Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl but it was Parneeti Chopra’s part Anushka Sharma was more interested in. The actress admitted that she found Chopra’s role more interesting than hers in the four-heroine project.

BollywoodLife quotes the Bombay Velvet star saying: “I am usually very secure as an actor. But I really wanted Parineeti’s role in LVRB and told Maneesh (Sharma, the director) that I want that role. He was all like ‘But that isn’t the lead role’.”

Sharma added: “But I still said I want that role. He finally said that he couldn’t give me that role. But that’s how I think. Parineeti’s role was the best role in that film and I kept telling him ‘Mujhe woh hi chahiye’. So that’s how I look at things.”

The 27-year-old who worked with Katrina Kaif in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Priyanka Chopra in Dil Dhadakne Do, explained her choices of different characters: “In DDD, my screen time may not be as much, but it’s the coolest part. It wasn’t something I’d done before. I knew the role was incredible and that Zoya would do a great job with it. In JTHJ, I thought my role was fabulous. It was great and I knew I could do something fun with it. I knew I had that security in that sense. No one is forcing me to do something. I am at a place in my life where I can say no to things. If you are taking it up with the willingness to do it, why would you have any insecurity?”

Sharma continued: “I am not one of those actresses who is going to bother about what she is wearing, how long will the other actresses’ role be, etc. I have no idea how many days each actor gives to a film and who is signing what. I don’t ask those kind of questions. It’s just too taxing. That information does nothing to me. I don’t need to know all that. I have faith in the director, faith in the project and most importantly faith in myself that I will be able to do a good job with the role. I am so focussed on doing my job correctly. Where is the time to sit and think what someone else is doing?”

Anushka Sharma’s current movie Bombay Velvet is in theatres. Her forthcoming movie Dil Dhadakne Do will be released on June 5 2015.

Salman Khan’s Arms Act Case: Actor’s Plea Rejected By Court For Witness Re-examination

The district and sessions court in Jodhpur rejected Salman Khan’s revision petition for re-examination of witnesses in a case related to illegal possession and use of arms violating the Arms Act on May 14. Jodhpur District and Sessions Judge Manoj Kumar Vyas refused to interfere in the subordinate court’s decision while upholding the decision of the chief judicial magistrate.

A case had been registered against Khan by the forest department under the Arms Act stating that licence of the arms used by Khan during the alleged poaching of black buck at village Kankani on the intervening night of October 1-2, 1998, had expired.

Through his advocate, Khan moved an application before the CJM court on April 22 requesting re-examination of five witnesses. Counsel for the actor said after three eight-year-old applications of the prosecutions were allowed and four witnesses were examined, the situation of the case has changed.

The application was dismissed by the CJM court on April 23 which he challenged by filing a revision petition before the district and sessions court.

The arguments made by Khan’s advocate, Hastimal Saraawat, the public prosecutor alleged in the court that Khan was trying to delay the verdict.

Saraswat said: “We will examine the decision of the court as soon as we get a copy of it and may avail an appropriate legal remedy.”

Salman Khan and actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam were accused of poaching near Jodhpur during the shooting of the film Hum Saath Saath Hain.

Dil Dhadakne Do Cast Celebrate Family As They Share Some Secrets About Their Families

The cast of Zoya Akhtar’s much anticipated Dil Dhadakne Do got together with their family for a special video for their fans. Each person spoke about their family members, sharing some crazy and even sentimental secrets between them whether it be the good or the bad and the ups and downs.

The video shows off a touching take on family as they participate in the impromptu candid interviews discussing their loved ones.  It extends the love, companionship and encouragement one gives and receives from their family.

The video also reaches out to our lives; we all share the same bonds with our families.

It is the latest creative antic Akhtar has used to promote her forthcoming directorial film Dil Dhadakne Do. The video has been directed by Reema Kagni.

Dil Dhadakne Do stars Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma.

The Dil Dhadakne Do cast together for the trailer launch of the film

Dil Dhadakne Do is a film about a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise ship. The Mehra’s celebrate Kamal (Anil Kapoor) and Neelam’s (Shefali Shah) 30th wedding anniversary along with their children Kabir (Ranveer Singh) and Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra) and family and friends. Their complicated lives start to unravel when their secrets come out in the open after confronting each other. The film will be released in theatres on June 5, 2015.

Watch the video clip below:

Ranbir Kapoor Denies 2016 Marriage With Katrina Kaif

 

After a storm of reports stating Ranbir Kapoor getting married to his beau Katrina Kaif, the actor has denied all claims wedding bells won’t be heard anytime soon.

Thrashing the rumours, the 32-year-old said they have made no plans to marry as they are both busy with their careers.

During a promotion for Bombay Velvet, Ranbir told reporters: “Yes, I am in love but I have not made any marriage plans yet. There are so many rumours surrounding my marriage like sometime people have quoted me that I am getting married next year. But there are no plans as such.”

Kaif has also denied the claims that they will be settling down. Kaif’s spokesperson issued a statement clarifying the rumours, saying: “There is no truth to these wedding dates, there are no plans as yet.”

In a press conference promoting his forthcoming movie Bombay Velvet, Kapoor had reportedly said: “This year both of us are extremely busy, so there won’t be any time for the marriage. We have planned to tie the knot by the end of next year. Both of us have agreed on that.

“Both of us are sure about our relationship and if we don’t open about it now, it would be showing disrespect to the relationship. I am 33 now and it is time I have my family. Even Katrina wants that. I have grown up in a family where film is everything. So, I know the importance of gossip and my funda is simple. When there is gossip, try not to react and it is advisable not to think too much about yourself.”

Madhuri Dixit Talks Of Her Excitment On Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone’s Lavani Dance For ‘Bajirao Mastani’

 

Madhuri Dixit has spoken of her excitement to see Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s dance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming magnum opus Bajirao Mastani. The lavani dance is said to be the crucial point of the movie’s climax.

At a recent event, during the announcement of Mumbai’s first ever Contemporary Dance Festival, Jugnee, the actress said: “Anything about dance always excites me, so I am very, very excited to see Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s ‘lavani’ dance in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.”

Madhuri who is a trained classical dancer and is also credited to introducing the folk dance in films, has worked alongside actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Devdas and Karisma Kapoor in Dil To Pagal Hai.

Reminiscing when she first tried jazz and contemporary dance in Dil To Pagal Hai, Madhuri said: “I had a competition with Karisma in Dil To Pagal Hai. It was wonderful. Shiamak (Davar) was the choreographer for that.”

She added: “The dancing was a little more jazz and contemporary and I was doing that style for the first time. I enjoyed when we danced. Karisma and I got along very well, so we had a great time.” 

Madhuri also recalled shooting for Dola Re Dola with Aishwarya. Praising Sanjay’s work, she said: “When I did ‘Dola re dola’ with Aishwarya, Saroj Khan-ji had choreographed it and it was terrific. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has picturised it. There were many trolly shots and long shots and after a long time a song was being picturised on that level.”

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