Deepika Padukone: Cocktail is a film that changed a lot of things for me

The Mastani of Bollywood Deepika Padukone is undoubtedly one of the finest actresses in the entertainment industry. The 32-year old celebrity who made her dream debut in 2007 with Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om has established a huge fanbase in her career of over ten decades. With her latest blockbuster Padmaavat, she became the highest paid actress in Bollywood beating many of her contemporaries. The film didn’t only garnered critical acclaim but also did a whopping business of over Rs 300 crore at the box office.

The actress in a recent interview with TINGS magazine shared some of the glimpses of her which were quite interesting. When asked her about a specific film or character, which affected her as a person or actress. She replied, “There was a stereotype in my own mind of  what an actress should be, what she should look like, dress like,  etc.  Cocktail is a film that changed a  lot of things for me because I  think that movie came to me at a point in my life when I was coming into my own.  I was having a breakthrough with myself and the role  I played in that film sort of enhanced that entire experience for me.  The character I  played  (Veronica) was completely different than who I am personally,  and  I  felt  like playing her completely opened me up.  I felt like a  different, more authentic person after that film and  I’ve felt this way ever since.” (Also Read: Same Pinch! The resemblance between Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra’s magazine covers is hard to ignore)

Coming to her professional front, the actress’ gangster drama, which is supposed to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj has been put on hold since the lead actor Irrfan Khan is in the UK, where he is undergoing treatment for his neuroendocrine tumour. The actress has not signed any project officially but is expected to turn a producer in one of her upcoming ventures.

Neil Nitin Mukesh begins shopping for his baby, says “It’s overwhelming and exciting”

Neil Nitin Mukesh and wife, Rukmini Sahay, are expecting their first child. The actor made a cute announcement about his wife’s pregnancy on his social media accounts yesterday. This comes right around the time when Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput and Sania Mirza-Shoaib Akhtar have also announced pregnancies. Well, turns out it was a conscious decision for Neil to keep the pregnancy of his wife away from the news cycle for months. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the actor said.”We learnt of the pregnancy a few of months ago but wanted for things to settle in before making the news public.”

Now, Neil and Nitin are off to Dubai for a lavish shopping spree. He further added, “Previous trips to Abu Dhabi had been all about shopping for us, but this time it is entirely focussed on our baby. We are picking out things in neutral colours because we don’t know yet if it’s a boy or a girl. I just want to make sure that Rukmini is happy. We have been visiting all the maternity sections in malls and it’s amazing to see tiny mittens and baby clothes. It’s overwhelming and exciting as well.” While everything will be fresh for the baby, the cot will be a vintage one. Neil revealed that his mother has already brought out the cot that has been passed down for generations. ALSO READ: Congratulations! Neil Nitin Mukesh-Rukmini Sahay are expecting their first child – view pic
His wife, Rukmini, also said, “Neil will be an excellent father just as he is a fantastic husband. He loves children. The family has been taking good care of me. We have been doing a spot of baby shopping for a few months now, apart from activities like meditation, yoga and music.”

[Video] Varun Dhawan celebrates his 31st birthday with Alia Bhatt on the sets of Kalank

Varun Dhawan turned 31 today, but the actor was working for almost the entire day as he was shooting with Alia Bhatt for their upcoming film, Kalank. But then Alia, being the sweetheart that she is, decided to surprise Varun by getting three cakes for him on the sets. Alia put up the video of Varun cutting the cakes and feeding it to the crew on her Instagram story. Not just that, we already told you that director Abhishek Varman made sure that the birthday boy had a feast on set. And so he lived up to his promise as Varun got to eat all his favourite delicacies on the sets. But then we know how hard Varun is training for the role, so we are sure he must have not over-gorged on his favourite food.

Check out the video of Varun cutting his birthday cake on the sets of Kalank right here: ALSO READ: Rs 850 crore! This is the humongous amount birthday boy Varun Dhawan has raked in at the box office till date

 

Talking about his birthday plans, Varun had said, “Birthdays do make me happy, but I am absolutely cool about it. I feel my birthdays are more special to other people. I had to wake up at 7 am to shoot a big scene with Alia today. So, I don’t think I can celebrate a lot.” As he said, although he couldn’t celebrate a lot, but he got another surprise when he reached home in the form of the many bouquets that were sent to him by his fans.

On working with Alia again, Varun said, “Kalank is very special for Karan’s production house, as it has been in the making since 2004. It was important for us to choose the right film to come back as a pair. People expect a lot from us.” Kalank has been jointly produced by Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and also stars Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt.

Avengers: Infinity War – Robert Downey Jr’s speech at the LA premiere will make you teary-eyed

Avengers: Infinity War release on April 27, worldwide. The huge cast of the film, with whom not even the script was shared in its entirety, got the chance to watch the film for the first time at the LA premiere last night. A press conference was held on Sunday, where the actors were seen getting a little emotional. You see, this film is the culmination of 10 years of hard work and many actors are bidding farewell to the franchise. Now, we don’t know if Robert Downey Jr will be one of them but he sure got a little emotional while delivering a speech at the event.

Robert started off with a joke, of course. “This is a miracle. And if anyone of us took credit it would be heresy. It would be blasphemy. Screw it … you’re welcome!” he quipped. Then he moved on to talk about his past, present and the future. “The past for me was 30 years of dependency, depravity, and despair …. otherwise known as ‘An Actor Prepares! The present is this moment of glory for all of us. And the future…? That is always uncertain. But looking at these friends behind me, it seems like things might brighten up after all,” he said, reports Entertainment Weekly. ALSO READ: Avengers: Infinity War’s duration of 2 hours 20 minutes makes it the longest MCU movie yet

He went on to praise his Iron Man co-star, Gwenyth Paltrow and called her the First Lady of Marvel. Not before calling himself an honorary black person, because of Tropic Thunder, and screaming “Wakanda forever,” while praising Chadwick Boseman and Black Panther. ALSO READ: Avengers: Infinity War FIRST reviews out! Critics warn us to expect the unexpected

He also praised the female-driven team of the upcoming Captain Marvel – which will be the first solo female movie in the MCU. “Making these movies is so taxing that it is clearly a woman’s job. It’s essentially gestation. But we don’t know how to do that,” he said.

Robert also said, “This is the MCU, right in front of you. It’s all about fighting for equality. The whole idea is to make space for others to succeed, and exceed our expectations.” He then called the Marvel movie metaphors and added, “They are metaphors for how our world should be — or could be one day if we fight for it.”

“I think this might be the greatest speech ever written. Or maybe I’m just emo and exhausted,” he concluded.

We feel you, Robert.

Bepannaah 24 April 2018, LIVE Written Update: Zoya feels that Aditya will have only good memories of Pooja after the birthday party

Tonight’s episode of Bepannaah begins with Zoya telling Mahi that sneaking out of the house is a bad idea and that they should take permission from their mom. However, Mahi tells her that she won’t give them the permission. Noor comes in the room and tells Zoya that sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night that too for someone like Aditya is very stupid. Noor smells something fishy because Mahi is helping Zoya go out of the house and asks her to be careful. Zoya tells Mahi that she knows what she is doing and she is doing this only for Yash and requests Noor to let her go. Noor tells Mahi while they are gone, she can watch out over mom and not let her come in the room so that she should think that the three are together.

Zoya thanks Mahi for helping her and asks her to help edit the pictures that she got of Aditya. Aditya’s family surprise him at midnight as they bring a cake for him in the room. He gets happy to see them. Pooja asks him to wish for something before he cuts the cake and tells her that he saw a dream wherein she was holding someone else’s hand. There is a dream within the dream wherein he sees Pooja romancing Yash. He wakes up and he is panicking. ALSO READ: Bepannaah 23 April 2018, LIVE Written Update: Mahi asks Aditya to join hands with her

On the other hand, Mahi asks Zoya if she has a picture of Pooja and Aditya together, but she tells her that he hates her so much that he must have burned all the pictures of them together. But Aditya is seeing his pictures with Pooja while he is drunk and reminisces the good times he has spent with her. His mom keeps calling him, but he doesn’t answer her call. The doorbell rings and she runs towards the door thinking it’s Aditya, but it’s her husband. She tells him that Aditya is not home, and he tells her that there is nothing new about it. She tells him that he shouldn’t take ill about Aditya atleast today since it’s his birthday. But he tells her that just because it’s his birthday, he cannot forget his wrongdoings. She tells him that way they shouldn’t forget Aditya’s dad wrongdoings too.

Zoya is with Mahi and she asks her where will they organise the party and how will they get Aditya to it. Zoya realises that the battery of her laptop is dead. Aditya comes to office and sees Zoya. Noor on the other hand gets caught by her mom and she had to tell her everything. Zoya and Aditya somehow land up together on the couch and Noor and her Zoya’s mother-in-law sees them. She gets angry. Zoya explains that what she saw was not intentional, but she doesn’t listen to her and tells her that maybe Yash already knew that she is characterless and that is why he went ahead and got into a relationship with another woman.

Aditya’s mom is panicking since and Arjun tells her that to relax. He tries to call Aditya but Noor answers the call and there is a funny situation as they think Aditya is having fun with two women, while Mahi and Noor are trying to handle him as he is completely sloshed. Arjun calls again and this time Zoya answers and tells him that Aditya has come to office and he is drunk. She asks him to come and pick him up. Zoya tells Noor that she can’t leave Aditya in this situation and asks Noor and Mahi to go home because their mom is angry. They both leave, while Aditya has passed out in Zoya’s lap. Aditya thinks it’s Pooja with her and asks her to sing the birthday sing. Zoya starts singing to calm him down and realises that she has Aditya’s phone and now she can find the pictures of Aditya and Pooja together. She makes him sleep on the couch and transfers the pictures on her laptop. Zoya tells herself that after this party, Aditya will have only good memories of Pooja.

Aditya’s dad is in his study recalling his conversation with Pooja wherein she told him that she knows his secret and that there is a proof. He tells himself that he has to find the diary anyhow.

Avengers: Infinity War – There is only one post-credits scene in the movie

Avengers Infinity War will release on April 27. We have to give it to the marketing and PR team of the movie that has managed to contain major spoilers of the film from leaking. But well, somehow one very important information about the film has made its way past the strict security by Marvel. One thing that many fans look forward to, from a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, apart from the mind-boggling action, are the post-credits scenes. Sometimes there are as many as three in a single movie. You might have seen many in the audience sitting in their chairs despite the movie having ended. Have you wondered as to why are they watching the rolling credits? If you are one of those who thinks of these things while making an exit from the theatres, we suggest you wait inside a little longer. You see after the credits have rolled, or in between, Marvel always sneaks in an extra scene – either a joke about the film or a sneak peek at the next film in the franchise.

Fans are eagerly waiting to know about the post-credits scenes in Avengers: Infinity War. Speculations are rife that Captain Marvel could make an appearance setting up Avengers 4. While no one has revealed as to what it will be, it has come out that there would only be one post-credits scene, as per a report by ComicBookMovie.com. ALSO READ: Avengers: Infinity War – All you need to know before watching the epic superhero film on April 27

Producer Kevin Feige did not start the MCU trend of post-credits and mid-credits scenes because he wanted to tease the fans. But he wanted the audience to acknowledge the crew who worked hard to make the film. His inspiration behind doing so was the movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Supriya Pathak recalls the time when Sridevi made her talk like Hansa on a flight

If you have been watching the recent season of Khichdi, you would have noticed that the mad cap family of Parekhs paid a tribute to late actress Sridevi in one of the episodes last weekend. Apparently, the said episode was shot in November 2017, months before the legendary actress had passed away in Dubai.

JD Majethia, producer of the show, and also the one who plays the character of Himanshu, revealed to TOI that they were reluctant to air that part, but then they thought that there is nothing derogatory about it and aired it as a tribute to the actress. “The episode had an interesting gag involving Sridevi. When she passed away in February, we were reluctant to air that part. However, we then felt that there was nothing derogatory about it and we were referring to her in a humour sequence, which actually will be our tribute to the legendary actress. She had once told us that she loved the first season of our show,” Majethia was quoted as saying. ALSO READ: Khichdi season 3: You probably missed these 7 jokes in the first episode of the show – view pics

On the other hand, Supriya Pathak, who plays the lovable Hansa, revealed an interesting story from the time she met Sridevi in a flight. “Around three years ago, I met her on a flight and she literally made me talk like Hansa. It was embarrassing for a moment, but that just showed how much she loved the characters,” recalled Supriya.

Well, we all miss Sridevi very much. It’s still unbelievable that she is no more with us.