It so happened that Ranveer Singh took to Instagram to post a few pictures of himself all dressed up for an event. And Deepika ‘wifey’ Padukone couldn’t resist and dropped a ‘going where??’ to which hubby dearest had the most endearing answer. Check it out here! Pardon us for it has taken this long but we want to crown Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as the king and queen of Insta PDA. Cause admit it, there’s no beating them when it comes to leaving flirty and cheeky comments on each other’s pictures. The couple has mastered the art of cute banters on the gram but hey, we aren’t complaining. If anything it gives us ample of opportunities to gush over #DeepVeer. In fact, when not making us go ‘Aww’ the duo leaves us in splits over their back and forth comments. Do you not remember when Deepika Padukone warned hubby Ranveer Singh about him coming home to a broom? Or him not getting any dinner? Yeah, they don’t tire! So much so that, they have done it again and the end result is making us all mushy. It so happened that Ranveer Singh took to Instagram to post a few pictures of himself all dressed up for an event. And Deepika ‘wifey’ Padukone couldn’t resist and dropped a ‘going where??’ to which hubby dearest had the most endearing answer. See for yourself. Hai na, aww-worthy? Told ya! On the work front, fans(including us) are waiting with bated breath to see them as husband and wife in Kabir Khan’s ’83. Ranveer will step into the shoes of Kapil Dev who is fondly remembered as the Haryana Hurricane. Deepika will portray Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia Dev in the film which is scheduled to release in theatres on 10th April 2020. ’83 is a biopic based on the life of former Indian skipper Kapil Dev and also narrates the story of India’s historic win at the coveted World Cup in 1983.
Mumbai: Rajkummar Rao says he feels overwhelmed that people are comparing him to Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh but the actor insists he never sees competition in any art form, especially acting.
Rajkummar has been on a career high with consecutive commercial hits and critically acclaimed films since 2017.
When asked about the perception that he is now in the league of Ranbir and Ranveer, Rajku
reporters, “I take it as a compliment. I’m a huge fan of both Ranbir and Ranveer, they are doing tremendously good. I’m looking forward to Gully Boy and Brahmastra.”
“It’s overwhelming, I take it with a lot of gratitude because you’re comparing me with two great actors,” he added.
The Stree actor, however, says he wants to grow with every film and not look at things with the lens of competition.
“I never see competition in any art form, specially acting as you are dealing with emotions. I can’t say I cry better then the other actor. You just have to grow with every film as an actor and let people decide what they want to say. I just want to grow and push myself with every film.”
He was speaking at a special event of his upcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga on Monday night.
The film features Sonam Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and pairs him with Anil Kapoor for the second time.
Rajkummar says Anil has no ego when he is working and he believes that it is one of the best qualities of the veteran actor.
“He (Anil) works with a lot of passion and dedication. He doesn’t stop until he gets the perfect take. I used to feel very small when he used to ask me ‘Raj how was it, did I do okay?’ That’s his commitment towards his work.
“He has no ego when he’s working. He wants to do better every time. I’ve learnt a lot from him, that no matter how big a star you are, have been working for so long, every film is new, every film your first.”
Co-written by Gazal Dhaliwali and director Shelly Copra, the film is scheduled to release on 1 February.
December 2018 is going to be packed with big-ticket films. Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars — Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh, might have a box office clash in the coming year. According to a report by India Today, Aanand L Rai’s film which stars Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty’s remake of a popular Tamil action starring Ranveer might release on the same day in December 2018.
However, another actor who joins the race is Sushant Singh Rajput, whose Kedarnath is releasing on 21 December 2018, too. Therefore, Bollywood buffs have a lot to look forward to during 2018’s Christmas weekend.
Although the release dates of Shetty and Rai’s films have not been confirmed yet, speculations about both the films hitting the screens in December next year are rife. This clash, if it occurs, will be a major one since Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is also making her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath. Shah Rukh, too, is doing a highly experimental film after a while and the action flick will be Singh and Shetty’s first collaboration.
Shah Rukh and Singh’s films have previously clashed with each other only once. In 2015, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani and Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale had opened on the same day. Bhansali’s period drama surpassed Shetty’s rom-com in terms of box office collection.
Befikre steers far away from a typical Yash Raj Films love story and deals with both the past and the present of its protagonists.
Dharam — played by an ebullient Ranveer Singh — is a stand-up comedian from Delhi. Dharam moves to Paris, the city of love and creativity and artistic endeavour, to perform at a bar that’s called Delhi Belly.
Shyra — the very photogenic Vaani Kapoor — works in Paris as a tourist guide. She was born to Indian parents, but her character is depicted as being very French.
Dharam meets Shyra at a party: He’s desperately trying to get a girl to go home with him for the night; she dares him to meet a challenge; he wins [cue Hindi song playing at a French nightclub] and they go home to enjoy a wild romp.
They clearly have the kind of chemistry that’s the stuff of romcom lore, but Shyra — in a reversal of the wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am trope, tells Dharam that she’s not interested in getting serious with him since she’s just been through a break-up. Fine, sex with no-strings-attached it is then.
So far, so good.
Of course, once is not enough and we see Dharam and Shyra embark on a wildly uninhibited relationship. As a throwback to their first meeting, Shyra keeps setting Dharam new dares and challenges. He fulfills them, and their spicy, somewhat kinky relationship moves forward. Finally, they decide that to live in together.
Cut to a different time, and we see Dharam and Shyra have come some distance from those first heady, explosive days. Now they’re in the apartment they share, hurling abuses at each other — the argument takes an ugly turn and they decide to part ways.
Can two individuals who’ve shared a past navigate new ground as friends? This is what Dharam and Shyra must confront in their present.
That they get to do this against the scenic backdrop of Paris is a huge bonus. Aditya Chopra has chosen some breathtaking settings as the location for his latest film, and as an viewer, one is glad for that.
What about the actors though? Do they match up to Paris?
Ranveer Singh makes for a perfect Dharam. He’s the quintessential Delhi brat who adapts quickly to life in Paris, and proves yet again why he’s considered among the most versatile actors of his generation. Vaani has a job keeping up, but is able to deliver what the role requires. Most of the first half is given over to visuals of the couple making out. (We’re not complaining.)
It helps that Befikre keeps things breezy and light during the first half. Fun and humour are sprinkled liberally throughout the first half and you’re ensured a feel-good time.
But does it also feel — well, frivolous?
Is there more to this film than its good looks?
Post-interval, we’re back in our seats, and ready to watch more of Dharam and Shyra’s adventures unfold. And boy! do they not disappoint.
Now far too many films of late have fallen prey to ‘the curse of the second half’. Everything’s hunky dory in the first, but after the interval, boom! the film loses its plot.
Surprise, surprise — Befikre does not suffer from this fate.
In fact, its second act lifts Befikre to a more beautiful level.
What do Dharam and Shyra get up to in the second half? We left them, dealing with a break-up, and trying to be ‘just friends’. The plot thickens when each of them gets into new romantic relationships. We can’t give more away other than saying, the duo has a lot to deal with.
[Spoiler alert] There’s an exceptional scene, set on a yacht where Ranveer Singh goes completely ‘befikre‘ and bares his derriere. And we’ll only say this: It is a sight to behold.
Does Befikre have a conventional happy ending? You’ll have to see the film to find out.
Does it any point seem clichéd? Yes, Dharam and Shyra’s journey, while fun, is hardly groundbreaking. But perhaps what works for Befikre, is that it does not try to be groundbreaking. Aditya Chopra’s first directorial venture in eight years plays to its strengths: It’s entertaining, beautiful and light.
When the Befikre trailer released, there were doubts over whether or not the film had more to it than seen in these promos. To be honest, there’s isn’t much else to the story beyond what’s seen in those trailers. But that’s not disappointing at all.
At a little over two hours, Befikre is short, sweet and a bonafide Bollywood rom-com.
After starring as the lead protagonist in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and Bajirao Mastani (2015), Ranveer Singh is all set to play the antagonist Alauddin Khilji in Bhansali’s next period drama Padmavati.
Bhansali’s Padmavati has just recently gone on floors and stars Deepika Padukone in the titular role as the beautiful queen of Chittor who plays a pivotal role in a battle.
While Ranveer Singh was already slotted to star in the film opposite his alleged real life girlfriend; the news of Shahid Kapoor joining the cast as Raja Ratan Rawal Singh — Rani Padmini’s husband also sparked rumours about a rivalry brewing between the leading men on sets.
While the shoot of Padmavati has just taken off; Ranveer Singh took time out to clarify a few things about his alleged rivalry with his costar in an exclusive interview with HT Cafe.
He told the daily that when he found out that the script required a third hero, he spoke to Bhansali that they “should get the best possible actor to play this part.” And I am very excited about Shahid [coming on board]. I think he’s a brilliant actor and an amazing inclusion to our team. He will add immense value.”
He also added the reports of any friction between the actors was not true since he and Shahid share a warm and affectionate equation with each other and also work out at the same gym. “I have tremendous amount of respect and admiration for his work and him as an actor. I have been watching his films even before I got into the industry. I am excited to be collaborating with him.” Singh elaborated in the interview.
This is not the only point of controversy surrounding Padmavati though. Reports had suggested that Sanjay Leela Bhansali had been asked to portray the historical drama with historical accuracy by a political organisation, or he wouldn’t be allowed in Gujarat.
Mumbai: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who recently launched his biography here, says if a film on his life is made, he would like Bajirao Mastani actor Ranveer Singh to star in it.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan launched his biography Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography on February 19.
“I feel it would be a good story and it will be great as it’s a very inspirational story. There is romance, entertainment and everything in it. If a Hindi film is made on my biography, then Ranveer Singh can do a good job or my sons Luv and Kush who resemble me. I myself would like to do something,” Shatrughan told IANS.
The 338-page book has been written by renowned columnist, critic and author Bharathi S Pradhan. Seven years of research, 37 interviews and over 200 hours of taped conversations with photographs from the Sinha family’s private archives have gone into the writing and making of the biography.
He said: “It’s a very gripping book. Once you start reading, you don’t feel like leaving it in between. Most of my friends who have started reading this, told me that they can’t stop by reading just two or three pages.”
The film industry is often thought to be sexist towards women, constantly idealising their bodies and specific parts in general and dissing their brains. Stories about the ‘casting couch’ (promise of film offers/career growth for sex) have done their fair share of rounds in the media. However, we often work under the assumption that it is only women who are faced with the ‘casting couch’. In a candid interview for NDTV, Ranveer Singh opened up about his own experiences with the film industry evil.
Ranveer Singh recalled how he met with a “sleazy gentleman” in the Andheri suburbs of Mumbai on the pretext that the person in question would go through his portfolio. Ranveer spoke of how it was apparent that he was not interested in the portfolio. “He didn’t even look at it,” said Ranveer. He told Ranveer that to succeed one must be “smart and sexy and be able to take and touch” and said, “Jo smart hai aur sexy hai woh aage nikal jaata hai (the one who is smart and sexy will move forward)”
Ranveer said that he said, “Kal main tumhe yeh office mein bhejunga, woh office mein bhejunga, tab tum kahoge take and touch (tomorrow I will send you to various offices and you will come and say, here take and touch). It was not enough for Ranveer to say no, when the person in question tried to negotiate and asked to touch it (penis), even if Ranveer did not want to do anything and then said if he could at least show it.
Ranveer mentioned how this is not a unique thing that happened to him and the ‘casting couch’ is a problem faced by many male struggling actors and not just an issue specific to women.
Trust Yash Raj Films to take making official announcements to the next level.
Aditya Chopra, Yash Raj’s head honcho, is a quiet man, with very rare public appearances. The last we heard, he was working on his next film titled Befikre and was compulsively searching for a suitable cast.
Chopra calls this film his “happiest, youngest and riskiest” one to date, and had been planning to make an announcement on the cast on Tuesday morning.
So here it is: Ranveer Singh will play the male lead in Befikre.
In a candid, emotional video uploaded on YRF’s youtube channel, Ranveer revealed this news, taking us all down memory lane.
The three minute video shot on the fourth floor of Yash Raj Films in Andheri, Mumbai, has Singh revealing that no less than five years ago he was at the same place, having been offered the biggest role of his life (his debut role in Band Baaja Baraat).
Sporting his Bajirao Mastani look, a nostalgic Ranveer tells us how, five years later, Aditya Chopra himself came out of his office to find Ranveer crying in happiness on being cast in Befikre, only to tell him, “Tu kar lega (you’ll do it)”
Watch the announcement video here: