BOMBAY TIMES EXCLUSIVE Actress Richa Chadha will portray the role of the popular 90s South adult actor Shakeela, in her upcoming Bollywood biopic, to be directed by Indrajit Lankesh. The film hopes to showcase the tumultuous life of the 41-year-old siren, who was among the highest paid actresses in the South film industry, at one point. Known for her work in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, her biopic intends to explore her world beyond her stardom and erotic image. BT caught up with Richa and Shakeela in Bengaluru to capture their first interaction, as Richa gears up to take on this challenging role. Well-versed in several languages, including Urdu and English, Shakeela exudes childlike innocence and candour while sharing her controversial past and what lies ahead for her. In a heartfelt conversation, the two actresses share their views on topics like exploitation of women, politics in cinema and the film industry’s tendency of taming biopics. Excerpts... Shakeela, … [Read more...] about Shakeela: There was a time when I was told that if we cast you in our film, it’ll become a blue film
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Deepika Padukone is one of the highest-paid actresses in India, who is not only famous in Bollywood but has also established her career in Hollywood overseas. Also See: Deepika Padukone makes heads turn with her bold photoshoot Born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore, Deepika is the daughter of famous badminton player Prakash Padukone and Ujjala. Prior to her moddeling career, Deepika played badminton in national level championships. She made her acting debut in 2006 as the title character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Her first Bollywood release was 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om where she played dual role. The film won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Later she was seen in lead roles in movies such as Love Aaj Kal (2009), Lafangey Parindey (2010), Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and Housefull (2010). The 2012 box office hit Cocktail marked a turning point in Deepika's career. Some of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of Deepika Padukone includes Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone Photos: Stunning pictures of the Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone
Vadodara, May 22 () The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today said it will not allow screening of Salman Khan Films' upcoming movie ' Loveratri ' as its name distorts the meaning of a Hindu festival. "We will not allow its exhibition in cinema halls in the country. We don't want the sentiments of Hindus to be hurt," VHP's international working president Alok Kumar said. Speaking to reporters here, Kumar said, "The film is set against the backdrop of Navratri, a Hindu festival, and the name distorts its meaning." Navratri is a nine-night festival for worship of nine avatars of Goddess Durga. The festival is marked with revelry across various parts of the country and is particularly famous in Gujarat. Loveratri, which is said to have a backdrop of Gujarat, is slated to be released on October 5 this year, around the same time when Navaratri would be celebrated. A number of movies in the past have faced opposition from VHP and other organisations over one or the other issue and … [Read more...] about VHP says won’t allow screening of Salman Khan Films’ ‘Loveratri’
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Shuja’s wedding has finally been confirmed by the family and the couple themselves. Yesterday, The Kapoor family released an official statement about the wedding which is to take place on May 7th and 8th in Mumbai. The statement read, “From the Kapoor & Ahuja families, The Kapoor & Ahuja families, take great joy and pride, in announcing the marriage of Sonam & Anand. The wedding will take place on the 8th of May in Mumbai. Since it is an intimate affair, we request you to respect the family's need for privacy. Thank you for all your blessings and love, as we celebrate this special moment in our lives.” While Sonam is currently busy promoting her upcoming film ‘Veere Di Wedding’ with less than a week to the D-day, the preparations at the Kapoor residence is going on in full swing. With the villa decorated with beautiful lights, the families have also distributed the chic-looking wedding invitations to the guests. While … [Read more...] about Will Deepika Padukone not attend Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding?
All the rumours of Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding have come to an end. And that’s because it’s now a reality. The two have officially announced May 8th as their D-day. Although the ‘Neerja’ actor is too occupied with the promotions of her upcoming movie ‘Veere Di Wedding’, if the reports are to be believed, post her wedding, the actor will get busy with her scheduled Red Carpet walk at the Cannes Film Festival. Sonam is reportedly set to attend the grand event on May 14 and 15. The ‘Veere Di Wedding’ star will mark her appearance at the French Riviera. Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too will be present. And that’s mainly because all three stars are a part of the brand endorsement of the company which happens to be one of the major investors of the fest. However, as per recent reports, Sonam’s ‘Raanjhanaa’ co-star Dhanush will also be going to Cannes this year. The actor is likely to launch the … [Read more...] about Cannes 2018: Here’s why Sonam Kapoor won’t meet her ‘Raanjhanaa’ co-star Dhanush