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Successful Deepika is making wise moves

Deepika Padukone seems to be playing her cards very well. After working with Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal and Akshay Kumar in Chandni Chowk To China, she is now aiming to work with Salman Khan, despite her equation with Sallu’s girlfriend, Katrina Kaif. Deepika feels Salman is a very honest person. She finds him to be genuine about what he feels and from what she has read and known about him, he seems to be very caring.Deepika and Salman hit it off like a house on fire when she appeared on his show, Dus Ka Dum.

Interestingly, she has appeared on his show twice.First, she came with boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor to promote their film, Bachna Ae Haseeno and more recently, she came with Farah Khan and gelled quite well with Salman.But Deepika is not interested in talking about Katrina.Not long ago, it was reported that she didn’t approve of beau Ranbir and Kat’s growing friendship on the sets of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.Reports are rife that Deepika is responsible for the duo being no longer on talking terms.

But she claims she and Ranbir “trust each other” and are going great guns. The lady says, “Such gossip used to pinch me a lot earlier, but not anymore.” On the work front, after the box office dud Chandni Chowk To China, Deepika is once again teaming up with Akshay for a comedy, Housefull, which is being directed by Sajid Khan.Plus, she is also busy with Farhan Akhtar-starrer Kartik Calling Kartik.

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August 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Akshay teaches rollerblade to his son

Aksay kumar

Aksay kumar

Stunt hero Akshay Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to make his son Aarav a genius in martial arts, cycling. Aarav is only six and he has already started to give him lesson on rollerblade.

Presently, Akki is shooting in London for Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Housefull’ and in spite of the busy schedule, he makes sure that he finds out some time for Aarav to teach him rollerblade. Says a source from the unit, “Though Akshay has been shooting very hard from morning to night on the London schedule he still is finding time for Aarav and teaching him how to rollerblade. Every day, he makes it a point to keep aside an hour everyday to play Aarav’s roller blade trainer.”

And what thrilled papa Akshay the most is to see Aarav’s balance and control. For safety measure, he has brought all the safety equipments like the best quality helmets, wrist guards, elbow pads and kneepads to protect his kness, elbows, wrist if in case Aarav falls down.

Since Aarav and Twinkle joined Akshay in London, he makes it a point to go for rollerblading with his son everyday.

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August 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm Leave a comment

Deepika Padukone Profile

 Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Early life and background

Padukone was born on January 5, 1986, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her family moved to Bangalore, India, when she was eleven months old. Padukone is of Mangalorean origin, and her mother tongue is Konkani. She is a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin, and her lineage hails from Padukone village in Kundapura Taluk in the Udupi District of the state of Karnataka, India.  Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a retired badminton player of international repute, and her mother is a travel agent. Padukone also has a younger sister, Anisha, born in 1991.

Padukone attended Sophia High School in Bangalore. She completed her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, India. While in high school she played badminton at the state level. However, she was not keen on pursuing a career as a badminton player and abandoned it to concentrate on her ICSE exams.

Career

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Modeling

While in college, Padukone pursued a career in modeling. Over the years, she has modeled for such Indian brand names as Liril, Dabur Lal powder, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, and has been “brand ambassador” for the Jewels of India retail jewelery show. The cosmetics company Maybelline made her its international spokesperson.

At the fifth annual Kingfisher Fashion Awards she was awarded the title “Model of the Year”. Shortly afterward, she was chosen as one of the models for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2006 and won two trophies at the Idea Zee Fashion Awards: “Female Model of the Year – (Commercial Assignments)” and “Fresh Face of the Year”. Padukone was also chosen as the brand ambassador of Kingfisher Airlines and later Levi Strauss and Tissot SA.

Acting

After pursuing a successful career in modeling, Padukone branched out into acting. She started by starring in the music video for the song Naam Hai Tera from the independent pop album Aap Kaa Surroor by Himesh Reshammiya.

In 2006, Padukone made her cinematic debut in the Kannada film Aishwarya starring opposite actor Upendra. She later made a successful Bollywood debut in 2007 with Farah Khan‘s international hit Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan. The film featured her portraying 1970s star Shantipriya and later as Sandhya aka Sandy, a young woman who looks exactly like Shantipriya. Her performance was well received, earning the actress a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award as well as her first Filmfare Best Actress nomination. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted, “Deepika has all it takes to be a top star — the personality, the looks and yes, she’s supremely talented too. Standing in the same frame as SRK and getting it right is no small achievement. She comes as a whiff of fresh air!”

Padukone next appeared in Siddharth Anand‘s Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) opposite Ranbir Kapoor and then the Warner Bros.Rohan Sippy collaboration, Chandni Chowk to China, released on January 16, 2009. She recently starred in Imtiaz Ali‘s Love Aaj Kal (2009) opposite Saif Ali Khan.

Personal life

Padukone is currently dating fellow actor Ranbir Kapoor, son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh


Awards and nominations

Filmfare Awards

Winner

Nominated

Star Screen Awards

Winner

Zee Cine Awards

Winner

Nominated

IIFA Awards

Winner

Nominated

Stardust Awards

Nominated

Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards

Winner

  • 2008: Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards’ Best Female Debut; Om Shanti Om

Asian Film Awards

Nominated

Other Awards

  • 2007: Star’s Sabsey Favourite, Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine; Om Shanti Om
  • 2007: HT Café Film Awards, Best Newcomer Award (Female); Om Shanti Om
  • 2008: Reebok Zoom Glam Awards, Glam Debutant (Female); Om Shanti Om
  • 2008: Annual Central European Bollywood Awards, Breakthrough Role (Female); Om Shanti Om

August 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm 2 comments


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