Over the years, Deepika Padukone has given Bollywood some of the most memorable performances and serves as an inspiration to many young girls be it for her fashion or her spectacular work. Aseem Merchant’s daughter Sasha Merchant too looks up to the superstar for making it big in the industry.
Speaking about how Sasha would like her Bollywood path to look like she said,”If I want to step into Bollywood, I want to do it just like Deepika. I love her and she is my absolute favourite.”
“I feel like right from modelling to films, the kind of work she has done is simply amazing, so if I do it, I want to do it just like her”, says Sasha.
Deepika was the one to break the stereotype that models cannot act. She was not just a successful model but also worked immensely hard on her acting skills over the years and today is the number one actress we have setting an example for the many other models who dream of stepping into Bollywood.
Deepika may have been criticised for her acting in her early days post the massive debut she got with Om Shaanti Om but she used it positively, which is extremely inspiring to aspirants and young girls who want to be like her. She stood by example that hard work and dedication can help you achieve anything you desire to.
Sasha has just stepped into the fashion scene becoming a quick favourite for major brands and designers and is already turning heads in the fashion industry.
“Working with Puri sir was a completely different experience,” shares Ananya Panday having 2 releases in 2021
Ananya Panday is just 3 movies old actress and has shown immense growth. Starting as a teenager in SOTY2 and transforming into a bambaiya ladki in Khaali Peeli, she is really getting the best of her on screen. Her fans have raved about all 3 roles she has played, she is working on her upcoming projects that will release this year.
On being asked by a newspaper on how she feels having two releases in 2021, she shares, “It’s a mix… Shakun’s film is what he calls a domestic noir. I’m very excited to be working with him,Deepika and Sid, we’ve all become really close. Plus, the shooting experience in Goa. It feels like I have another family on that set. Working with Puri sir was a completely different experience. It’s an out and out masala action comedy. It’s a Pan-India film, releasing in 4 languages.”
Ananya Panday has been back and forth on sets of Shakun’s next while also shooting for her Pan-India film Fighter. Her performance in Khaali Peeli received praises from all over, her performance was being lauded and being the first film that hit screens post lockdown, it faired well.
Starting 2021 on a high note, she has a Pan-India film Fighter directed by Puri Jagannadh alongside Vijay Deverakonda and Shakun Batra’s untitled next alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Deepika Padukone
“2020 has been quite a lovely year with a lot of learnings, I’m really excited for 2021”, Shares the shining star Alaya F
Debutant of the year, Alaya F, has had spectacular 2020, by striking the right chord with the audience with her debut performance in ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’. Post her phenomenal performance in film, critics and audience are looking forward to what’s next in store for the rising star.
This year, Alaya graced a lot of covers issues and leading print magazines and digital magazines, owing to her ability to connect with the audience effortlessly. Her debut is considered one of the most impactful debut performances of the industry, as she was able to hold her own amongst experienced actors like Saif Ali Khan and Tabu.
Speaking about 2020, in a recent interview, Alaya F shares, “It started off really well for me, with my first film release, and everything went really smoothly. Just when I was looking forward to kickstart the next phase, the world went into a lockdown. I won’t lie, it did bum me out quite a bit where I was like what has happened you know ’cause after your first film you usually get to go out and you get to go to events, and to do so many things to stay visible and all of that was suddenly gone.”
Further adding on to it, “But I was like I’m gonna keep myself visible through social media and get people to know me through it. That went really well and, I feel like I got a lot out of that made the most of it. Overall I think its been quite a lovely year, I’ve learnt a lot and it has been quite interesting. Even during the lockdown I watched a lot of older movies and read a lot of scripts. As soon as the lockdown even slightly lifted, I went straight back to my classes. I really enjoy the training part of my profession. “
Speaking about her 2021 plans, Alaya F shares, “I feel after a year like this, everything has to be better right, nothing can be worse than this, so if I managed to make something good out of this, I’m sure the next few years are going to be fab. I’m just excited and looking forward to it.”
Being extremely active on social media with her #AlayaAF series, the audience has known the actress better and also learnt about her various talents of doodling make-up and so much more. The actress even bagged the best debutante award for her performance in ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’, recently and that’s worth an applaud.
Director David Dhawan shares his thought behind bringing the hit of 90’s ‘Coolie No. 1’ back again with a twist!
Coolie No. 1 has made it to the cult classic films of the 90’s that one could re-watch numerous times for a killer on-screen pair and songs which still get our feet tapping. The film has been revamped with a modern day twist and director David Dhawan shares his thought and experience behind re-making the film.
“It’s my film that I made 25 years ago and the thought of a re-make had never come. What happened is I had to do something with Varun, and I was thinking what to do, what to do.”
David further adds, “When I asked Varun, if he liked this film, he saw it and didn’t answer. He was later getting a little convinced, as it was a very difficult film for him because we have one of the best actor playing his role, and there’s no comparison. At the same time, Vashu ji said let’s do this film, it’s a damn good film. That was the first film that Vashu and I had done. So that’s how the idea came.”
Talking about the script, the director says, “When I started to work on the film/ script, I had to redo everything. If that wouldn’t have been ok I am not saying yes.”
Th makers have also released peppy tracks back to back, first Teri Bhabhi followed by Husn Hai Suhana which have made it to everyone’s party playlists once again.
Adding onto the Christmas cheer, Amazon Prime Video brings the World Premiere of David Dhawan’s 45th film Coolie No. 1. Directed by David Dhawan, the Bollywood romantic comedy is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani & Deepshikha Deshmukh.
The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Javed Jaffrey and Johnny Lever. Prime members in India and across 200 countries and territories can stream the world premiere of Coolie No.1 starting December 25 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Tiger Shroff has a bag full of franchises; on the road to ace it!
Tiger Shroff, the actor who made his debut in the film industry with Heropanti has had a successful journey and left a mark on Bollywood that cannot be achieved easily. His stature, and action-hero like personna has done it for the audiences everytime. With a lot to offer to his characters Tiger has 4 franchises under his name at the moment.
A hard worker, passionate for films and also on a journey to never stop learning, Tiger Shroff is impeccable.
A source close to the actor says, “Tiger has been training hard ever since the lockdown was placed and continues to do so even now. All his upcoming films have different directors and action sequences, he is working twice as hard to make sure he performs to the director’s expectations. Though the genres are same but the storyline and action sequences / choreographies are all different from one another and all of them require Tiger to thoroughly work on each choreography.”
In the last few months 3 films have been announced, Baaghi 4, Heropanti 2 opposite Tara Sutaria and Ganapath. Another movie on the cards is Rambo and we are looking for some concrete confirmations. His fans are always on the lookout for updates, announcements and releases.
During the lockdown he also released his debut single ‘Unbelievable’ and that was something we never expected from the actor. Giving all of us a pleasant surprise he proved yet again that there’s no ground he can’t play on and own.
After the lockdown eased, Tiger was on field and continued to work as committedly as he did during the lockdown. He has a whole host of brand commitments to fulfill before he goes set hopping from one film set to another.
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