British Heart Foundation
Friday 31 October 2014
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 191 Out Now View Issue 191 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
YOUR FREE ASIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER!
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
WANT TO ADVERTISE? 
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:    
sales@theasiantoday.com
Call:  0121 314 2892


Interviews - The Asian Today

Updated: 13:34, Friday January 25, 2013
        Interviews Feed
Bollywood Interview: Deepika Padukone
Bollywood star talks to Sunny Malik about her new film Race 2
 
Deepika Padukone is on a high after the release of Cocktail, which got her critical acclaim, box office success and audience appreciation. Now, the actress will be seen as Aleena in Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2.
The 27-year-old sultry actress plays a beautiful, strong and passionate girl in this film. She is a ruthless mind dwelling in a brilliant beautiful body.
In a candid chat with The Asian Today reporter Sunny Malik, the Race 2 talks about the film and much more.
 
How was your experience shooting Race 2 in Turkey? I saw some photos of you shopping there during the filming.
That is the fun part about shooting there. It’s a great place for holidays. We spent about a month there and whenever we had a day off, we would go shopping. The city offers some amazing food. It was a good experience.
 
Saif told me you seemed a bit shell-shocked at times with Abbas-Mustan’s direction e.g. ‘Thoda Aur Sexy Karo’ (Do it sexier). What was going on in your head when you were told something like this?
I don’t think there was ever a point when they precisely told me ‘Thodha Aur Sexy Karo’ but there is definitely a type of acting that was expected from all the actors. It took me a couple of days to figure out what exactly they wanted because I have not done such a film before. Because of the fact that Saif has worked with them, he knew what they expected. He helped me understand that.
 
Was it difficult at times to do a scene because there are so many twists in the film?
You know, every time we were shooting a scene, we were almost given a narration of the entire script again. The baggage that we are carrying in every single take changes in every scene because the equations between the characters change.  This is also true to the Race style as the first film was like that. As the equations keep changing, the performance has to change accordingly too. Every time we were shooting a scene, we would sit down with Shiraz (storywriter) and he would tell us this has happened before the scene and this will happen after this scene, then we would play act the scene accordingly.

Are you disappointed that you don’t have songs in the film which you could perform on stage? Katrina Kaif was given great songs to perform on like ‘Zara Zara Touch Me’ and ‘Khwab Dekhe’.
I think, for some films the music catches on with the audience after the release of the film. I think that Race 2 is one of those films. Also, I disagree with you because the music has become quite popular. All four songs in fact, Party On My Mind, Be Intehaan, Lat Lag Gayee and Allah Duhai are great songs. I also feel that when the film releases tomorrow, the music will catch on with audiences post that.
 
The film has already released in the UAE. Have you been getting feedback?
I believe that it has opened very big. But it is not something I followed up because I have been giving interviews all day. I don’t know what the update is.
 
You smashed it with your performance at a recent awards ceremony.
Thank you. I did a live performance after a long time and I think Shiamak choreographed it really well.
 
The first look of Ram Leela was released today. How are you feeling about the film?
I am very excited about the film. We have had very positive response to the poster. I am excited to see how the film shapes up and I am excited for it to release later this year. It is a very passionate and intense love story. It is a Gujrati take on Romeo and Juliet.
 
What are your expectations from UK audiences for Race 2?
I hope the film does really well. The film is true to the brand Race. There are a lot of twists and turns and everyone is plotting and betraying the other to get what they want. It is a very entertaining film.
 
Race 2, a Tips Film, releases on 25th January 2013 nationwide in UK cinemas through UTV Motion Pictures. 
 

Comments

Latest Stories

A Woman of Substance
Parvy Rakar’s Triple Nomination Success
Cooking Up A Storm
A Conversation With Zainab Jagot Ahmed
Pam Malhi
Single Mother. Businesswoman. Campaigner
Abhishek Bachchan
The 'Happy New Year' Star Speaks to The Asian Today's Sunny Malik
Jaz Rabadia
Energy Professional Talks About Empowering Asian Woman Engineers
Kulraj Randhawa: On Doubling the Trouble with Gippy and Dharam
The Asian Today's Anita speaks to Double The Trouble's Kulraj Randhawa
Deepika Padukone
Bollywood Starlet Talks to Sunny Malik About Finding Fanny
Arjun Kapoor
Star Talks to Sunny Malik About Finding Fanny
Sonam Kapoor: On Being A Crazy, Hopeless Romantic
The Asian Today's Anita speaks to the 'Khoobsurat' actress
Shabana Azmi on Breaking Out of Her Comfort Zone
The Asian Today's Anita speaks to Happy Birthday Sunita's Shabana Azmi

More Interviews From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - Sentenced to Nine Months in Prison
29/10/2014
San2 Jailed for Sex Attack
Chart-topping Indian musician San2 has become the second man this month to be jailed for...
Asian Entertainment - Compering The Premiere Are Celebrity Couple Sunny and Shay
27/10/2014
Wolverhampton To Host 'Yoddah' Premiere
Wolverhampton is gearing up to host the glitzy UK premiere of one of the most eagerly ...
Asian Entertainment - Asian Spice Queen is Fired
23/10/2014
Nurun: I Should Have Stayed
Radio Times: Task three, Nurun Ahmed has become the fifth casualty of the boardroom as L...
Asian Entertainment - Awarded at the Star Box Office India Awards
23/10/2014
Akshay Kumar Is ‘Box Office 1000 Crore Hero’
Akshay Kumar has been given the ‘Box Office 1000 Crore Hero’ award at the ...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - Rez Kempton and Preeya Kalidas Talk to The Asian Today
02/06/2014
EXCLUSIVE: Interview With the Cast of Khandan
Starring Rez Kempton and Preeya Kalidas, Khandan introduces audiences to Jeeto Gill, who...
Asian Interviews - Minister for Faith and Communities
09/05/2014
Sayeeda Warsi
Every month we will be bringing you an exclusive insight of a day in the life of an influe...
Asian Interviews - Aatif Nawaz
07/04/2014
A Day in the Life of...
Every month we will be bringing you an exclusive insight of a day in the life of an infl...
Asian Interviews - Creating Futureproof Music
07/04/2014
The PropheC
Since debuting his album in September 2011 The PropheC, aka Neal Chatha, has gone on to ...

News

Asian News - Winners of Best Newspaper
25/12/2014
The Asian Today
The Asian Today - promoting education, diversity and integration. ...
Asian News - Mother reportedly travels to Syria with her 14-month-old son to join ISIS
30/10/2014
Sparkbrook mother joins ISIS
Hailing from Sparkbrook, Tareena Shakil is said to have traveled to Turkey and then cros...
Asian News - A science teacher from Sharples High School has confessed plans to join ISIS
28/10/2014
Teacher's plan to join ISIS
30-year-old Jamshed Javeed, was ready to leave for the war torn country when he was arre...
Asian News - Father in attempted murder trial tells of men who kidnapped him to find his son
28/10/2014
Father's kidnap ordeal
Father of Prashant Govinde, Govinde Ramgi, stated the kidnapping occurred after his son ...

Sport

Asian Sport - Pakistan took on Australia in the second Test of a three-match series
30/10/2014
Pakistan vs. Australia 2nd test
Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Australia failed to counter wit...
Asian Sport - 5-1 Win Against Mumbai City FC
29/10/2014
Elano and Mendoza Inspire Chennaiyin FC to Thumping Win
Elano Blumer and John Stiven Mendoza inspired Chennaiyin FC to a thumping 5-1 win agai...
Asian Sport - This is Pakistan's Second Successive Win In Tests Against Australia
27/10/2014
Clinical Pakistan Wrap Up 1st Test
After a convincing first Test victory over Australia, Pakistan will go into the 2nd Test...
Asian Sport - Will Take Up Post In January 2015
27/10/2014
Wasim Khan Named Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive
Leicestershire have announced Wasim Khan will become their new chief executive officer. ...