Leekes
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 188 Out Now View Issue 188 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

Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez
Stars of Kick Talk to The Asian Today
Kavita Oberoi
The Not So Secret OBE
Saqib Bhatti
President of the Institute of Asian Businesses
Vidya Balan
The Bollywood Actress Talks Bobby Jasoos
Jas Sansi
A Day in the Life
Dal Dhaliwal
A Day in the Life
Foji Gill
Releases Mentah
EXCLUSIVE: Interview With the Cast of Khandan
Rez Kempton and Preeya Kalidas Talk to The Asian Today
Sayeeda Warsi
Minister for Faith and Communities
A Day in the Life of...
Aatif Nawaz

More Interviews From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - Releasing on 15th August 2014
18/07/2014
Ajay Devgn Reprises Action Hero Role In ‘Singham Returns’
Bollywood’s leading man Ajay Devgn is set to reprise his iconic role as the charis...
Asian Entertainment - Based on Life Story of Last King of Punjab
16/07/2014
Satinder Sartaaj Stars in New Punjabi Movie
Brillstein Entertainment Partners executive Jai Khanna will co-produce The Black Pr...
Asian Entertainment - Starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez
16/07/2014
Kick To Release on 25th July 2014
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is set tokick-start this Eid season with the forthcoming...
Asian Entertainment - Welsh Singer Releases Debut Solo Single
15/07/2014
Nesdi Jones – Tere Naal Ft. Chan Has
Nesdi Jones, a name that has been going around since the beginning of this year is now d...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - Sunny Malik from The Asian Today interviews the Bollywood actress
19/12/2013
Dhoom 3: Interview with Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is once again the female in a Yash Raj Films production. The British Indi...
Asian Interviews - Promoting their upcoming film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
05/12/2013
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan talk to The Asian Today about
Bollywood royalty Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan flew down to London to promote th...
Asian Interviews - The Asian Todays' Sunny Malik spoke to the Bollywood Star
03/12/2013
Saif: I am a Better Actor Now
The Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan spends a lot of his time in the British capita...
Asian Interviews - Hrithik Priyanka descended into London to promote their upcoming film
28/10/2013
Hrithik Roshan & Priyanka Chopra talk to The Asian Today
  Bollywood stars Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra descended into London last mo...

News

Asian News - Council Releases Statement After Ian Kershaw Report
22/07/2014
Trojan Horse
A Birmingham council-commissioned report into the Trojan Horse allegations by ...
Asian News - Over 1,500 Attend Ikram Elahi Funeral
21/07/2014
Sparkbrook Murder Victim Buried
  A procession of over 1,500 attended the funeral of murder victim Ikram Elahi, wh...
Asian News - Discontinued After Consultation With CPS
16/07/2014
Terror Suspect Faces No Further Action
A 20 year old man charged with facilitating terrorism has been told he faces no further ac...
Asian News - Kidnap Leader Extradited From India
16/07/2014
Leicester Man Jailed for Kidnapping Woman
The ringleader for a group which kidnapped a woman from Leicester has been jailed. &nbs...

Sport

Asian Sport - England v India - Second Test (Day 4)
21/07/2014
Jadeja and Ishant help India Nose Ahead Against England
Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar exhibited some great counter-attacking batting to he...
Asian Sport - Sharma Man of The Match with 7/74
21/07/2014
India Achieve Historic Win at Lord's
India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the seco...
Asian Sport - Hit 103 Runs
18/07/2014
Rahane Leads India Fightback With Century at Lord’s
Ajinkya Rahane helped India reach a respectable total with a serenely compiled 103 in adve...
Asian Sport - Plenty to Ponder for Both Teams Ahead of Lord’s
16/07/2014
Preview: England vs India, 2nd Test
When  July 17 to 21, 2014  Where Lord’s, London  The Te...