New Delhi: Maverick filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's yet another period drama 'Padmavati' has been hogging all the limelight from day one. The movie in all probabilities will see a reunion of the super successful trio of Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and director SLB.
Earlier, this trio has worked in successful ventures such as 'Ram-Leela' and 'Bajirao Mastani'. The buzz is also strong that actor Shahid Kapoor might be roped in to play an important role in the film as well.
Mumbai, Aug 24 : After her dominance at the Box Office and all premium award shows of the country, Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone has acquired a place among the world's highest-paid actresses with a $10 million debut in Forbes Magazine list.
According to Forbes Magazine, Deepika is the only newcomer to the Worlds Highest-Paid Actresses ranking and the only Indian star to make the cut.
She has acquired the 10th position.
Deepika debuted in the Bollywood film industry with Om Shanti Om in 2007.
New Delhi, Aug. 24 : Joining the league of Hollywood A-listers, Deepika Padukone recently made her way to the most coveted list of world's highest-paid actresses by Forbes.
While American actress Jennifer Lawrence topped the list for the second consecutive year with a whooping 46 million dollar payday, the 30-year old Bollywood actress is at the tenth spot with gross earnings of 10 million dollars.
Mumbai: Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has begun work on building a set for his next magnum opus "Padmavati" at Mehboob Studios here, even as an official announcement about the cast is still awaited.
"The set is being made for 'Padmavati'. The work started few days ago and it is likely to be completed in another two-three weeks. The shoot is likely to begin from next month so the set is getting ready at the earliest," sources close to the film, said.
However, they refused to divulge details on what kind of set up is coming up stating that "it's too early to say anything."
New Delhi, Aug. 19 : Deepika Padukone, who has added almost all the feathers to her success-hat, recently revealed the unfulfilled wish she has in her career so far.
Speaking to Filmfare, the 30-year-old actress said, "I wish I had worked with Yashji (Chopra). He was very fond of me and I was of him."
She also revealed that though the showbiz world is not as smooth as it seems, she has met some genuine people in the industry.
"The industry has been a place where I've met some warm and genuine people,"
said the actress.
Mumbai: Their first collaboration "Shoebite" never made it to the screen but filmmaker Shoojit Sircar says he considers "Piku" and upcoming thriller "Pink" as his "repay" to megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
"Piku," starring Bachchan as a hypochondriac father with Deepika Padukone, was a box office success, while "Pink," which is produced by Sircar, will see the 73-year-old actor in the role of a lawyer.
"That shoe is still biting," Bachchan said when asked about their unreleased film at the trailer launch of "Pink".
Mumbai, Aug 10 : Actress Diana Penty is proud of her "Cocktail" co-star Deepika Padukone, who is set to make her Hollywood debut in "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage".
Talking about Deepika's growth as an actress, Diana told IANS: "It's been superb. It's absolutely great and she should pat herself on the back. I am proud of her. So yes, I definitely look up to her in terms of the kind of work she has been doing lately."
Diana is also excited about her own film "Happy Bhag Jayegi".
Mumbai, Jul 24 - Actress Deepika Padukone has lauded her "Piku" co-star Irrfan Khan's film "Madaari", hailing it as a movie which will "stir" people emotionally.
The thriller-drama talks about taking a stand and shouldering responsibility, while it also showcases the bond between a father and son.
The "Bajirao Mastani" actress, who starred opposite Irrfan in Shoojit Sircar's "Piku" last year, said "Madaari" will get the viewers thinking.
New Delhi, July 21 : If you were wondering where is Deepika Padukone in the recently-released trailer of her Hollywood debut ' xXx: Return Of Xander Cage,' then the mystery ends as she has confirmed that there's more to come.
When quizzed about the same yesterday at India Couture Week 2016, the 30-year-old star told the media here, "There's lot of time for the film to release; there's six months more. Every few days we will keep putting up a lot of content. It's also about the film- its return of the film, its 'Return of Xander Cage.' So things will come up slowly."
New Delhi, July 21 : Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra showcased his latest collection "The Persian Story" at the FDCI India Couture Week 2016 and actors Deepika Padukone and Fawad Khan turned to be the perfect showstoppers for the collection.
The showcase was held at the Taj Palace here on Wednesday, where the suave looking Pakistani star was welcomed to the ramp by loud cheers and whistles from the crowd as he walked in a black Kurta and deep maroon palazzo-pyjama and opened the grand show for the designer.
New Delhi, July 21 : All the Deepika-Ranveer fans, rejoicing their engagement news that was doing the rounds recently, have to pause and give it a look; the leggy lass has put all speculations to rest.
The 30-year-old actress, addressing the rumours last night, said, "There is no such plan (marriage) any time soon. I am not pregnant, I am not getting married and I am not engaged."
The 'Mastani' of Bollywood turned the showstopper for ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra on the first day of the FDCI India Couture Week 2016, donning a red traditional wear.
Mumbai, July 19 : Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone wished her "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage" co-star Vin Diesel on his 49th birthday. She says he has the kindest heart.
The "Piku" actress wished Happy Birthday to Diesel, who turned a year older on Monday, via Instagram. She even shared a photograph of herself with "The Pacifier" star.
Deepika shared a still from her upcoming international debut film in which Diesel can be seen embracing her.
"Happy Happy Birthday to the man with the kindest most generous heart! I love you Teddy! Vin Diesel," she captioned the image.
Mumbai, July 15 : Indian actress Deepika Padukone has unveiled the logo of her upcoming debut international film "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage", where she will be seen sharing screen space with Hollywood star Vin Diesel. Deepika, who will play the character named Serena Unger in the upcoming international film, revealed the animated logo of her film on her official Instagram account.
New Delhi, Jul 14 : 'Bajirao' Ranveer Singh, who never misses a chance to show his feelings for his 'Mastani' Deepika Padukone, preferred dodging questions on their recent marriage rumours. According to Pinkvilla, when the 31-year-old actor was quizzed about this at the Mumbai airport today, he said, "Arre yaar, main abhi toh aaya hun aur neend bhi poori nahi hui hai aur tu shuru hogaya! (I have just arrived back in Mumbai. I haven't even got enough sleep and you have started)."
New Delhi: Actor Deepika Padukone has revealed sports has changed her life and even taught her to fight with her two-year-long depression.
The 30-year-old "Bajirao Mastani" actress took to Facebook to motivate youth in playing any sport.
The "Bajirao Mastani" star, who is a badminton player, stated about how sport has kept her going and helped her to face difficult situations.
"Sport has taught me how to handle failure. It has also taught me how to handle success. It has kept me grounded. It has taught me humility."
New Delhi, July 11 : Priyanka Chopra has once again made it clear that all is well between her and Deepika Padukone - this time during her acceptance speech at IIFA 2016.
The award show, that was aired on TV yesterday, saw the 'Quantico' star mentioning during her acceptance speech for 'Best Actress' in a Supporting Role category for 'Bajirao Mastani, "in the film we hate each other but otherwise we love each other."
Priyanka even thanked everyone including Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Tanvi Azmi.
New Delhi, July 9 : After much speculations, music director Shreyas Puranik has confirmed that Deepika Padukone would star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's highly ambitious project 'Padmavati' alongside Ranveer Singh.
According to PinkVilla, Puranik took to his Twitter handle to announce the news and also said that he is working on the film's music.
New Delhi, July 2 : Deepika Padukone has finally revealed the reason why she and Priyanka Chopra didn't shake a leg together at the 2016 IIFA awards.
In a recent interview with a leading daily DNA, Deepika said, "Priyanka is a fabulous performer and I did not want to spoil her performance. We might not have done the dance together at IIFA, but you can always play the song anywhere when we both are around and we will happily dance to Pinga."
Earlier, a rivalry between the two actresses was said to be the reason behind their dance being scrapped at the award ceremony.
New Delhi, July 1 : Priyanka Chopra, who is possibly having the best time of her career, clarified yesterday that her walk of life has nothing to do with other's success or failure.
"My career has been very solitary. I had nothing to do with anyone's success or failure and will continue to be so," she told the media during the cover launch of Maxim in Mumbai.
This came when the 33-year-old actress was asked for her reaction on the news that Deepika Padukone's team is trying to get good projects for her in the West.
New Delhi, June 28 : Where Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are making quite a splash in the Western world, Kareena Kapoor Khan says she harbours no such ambition; rather she prefers being "married working woman" and "to start a family."
In a recent interview with Vogue India for its July edition, the 35-year-old actor said, "it's amazing what Priyanka has done," but it is impossible for her as her "priorities are very different."
Mumbai: Anushka Sharma may not have any plan to try her luck in Hollywood, but the actress says she is proud of the work her contemporaries Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are doing in the West.
The 28-year-old actress, who has worked with Priyanka in "Dil Dhadakne Do," said she is happy with her achievements. "It's great that both Deepika and Priyanka are doing good work there. Priyanka has achieved so much, she is a known name there. I feel proud of them," Anushka said in an interview.
New Delhi, June 27 : After winning big at the 2016 IIFA awards, Deepika Padukone has achieved another milestone by crossing 15 million fans on Twitter.
Interestingly, Hashtag #15MillionDeepikaCrazens is trending on social media.
From sharing adorable collages of Deepika's pictures to writing flattering messages, her fans are gushing over the beautiful actress.
Celebrating it, one Twitter user tweeted, "#15MillionDeepikaCrazensreally proud that she made her debut in hollywood and hope this going to be amazing and mind blowing , i feel it."
Madrid, June 26 : The 2015 drama film 'Piku' indeed proved to be a milestone in Deepika Padukone's "already shining" career and something she will really be proud of for the rest of her life.
After winning the Best Actress award in the Female Lead for 'Piku' at IIFA 2016, the 30-year-old actress felt glad that she was part of the film and said, "I have travelled all over the world and have identified women everywhere and of all age group with ' Piku."
Madrid, June 26 : The Queen of the IIFA awards evening, Deepika Padukone feels she should have won the 'Best Actress' award for 'Bajirao Mastani' as well, along with 'Piku.'
"I am happy, but at the same time I feel like I wish I had won for Bajirao as well. There's always a next time. I know Bajirao was special. Tamasha was equally special. So it's nice to see your name nominated there so many times, but you win only for one. Either way I am happy," she said while interacting with the media at the post show press meet.
Madrid, Jun 26 : The IIFA 2016 awards has finally honoured the best talent in Bollywood for the past year.
While 'Bajirao Mastani' was the most celebrated film at this event, 'Piku' was not far behind.
Sonakshi Sinha, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and many more performed at the gala while Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar were hosting the show.
The four-day gala concluded today.
Here's the winners list of the recently concluded IIFA 2014.
Best Picture Award: 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'
Best Direction Award: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for 'Bajirao Mastani'
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