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Sonam has THIS to say on ‘PadMan’ clashing with ‘Padmaavat’

Sonam has THIS to say on ‘PadMan’ clashing with ‘Padmaavat’

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Actresses Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone started off their Bollywood journey in the same year. Sonam made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ whereas Deepika made her debut with Farah Khan’s  ‘Om Shanti Om’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Both the movies clashed at the box office then. It’s been a decade that these actresses have mesmerized us with their performances, Sonam in ‘Raanjhana’, ‘Neerja’ whereas Deepika in ‘Love Aaj Kal’, ‘RamLeela’ respectively. After a decade, the actresses are all set to clash at the box office again with ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘PadMan’ clashing this Republic Day weekend. (Also Read: Deepika and Sonam all set to clash at the box office after a decade. Who will win this time?)

So, at a recent media interaction for her forthcoming film ‘PadMan’, when the actress was asked that again after 10 years, her film would be clashing with Deepika Padukone’s ‘Padmaavat’ here’s what Sonam had to say, “According to me, there has been no official statement from the Producer, the PR or Sanjay Leela Bhansali that the film is releasing on January 25, 2018. So till that official statement doesn’t come, I don’t think there is any point commenting on it.”

On the contrary, officials from Viacom 18 have confirmed that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ will be releasing on January 25, the same day when ‘PadMan’ releases. And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Sonam smartly dodged the question related to her contemporary Deepika Padukone.

Well, we would like to wish both the actresses for their movies ‘PadMan’ and ‘Padmaavat’ respectively.

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After 'TZH', Salman and Katrina to team up for 'Bharat'? Here's what Ali Abbas Zafar has to say

After ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Ali Abbas Zafar will be collaborating with Salman Khan for the third time for a movie titled ‘Bharat’. The film will be produced by Salman’s brother-in-law, Atul Agnihotri, and is slated to hit the screens on Eid 2019.

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Till now, only Salman has been finalised in the cast, but there were reports that Katrina Kaif would be roped in for ‘Bharat’. When we met Ali Abbas Zafar for the interview, we asked him about Katrina being approached for the movie, he quipped, “Katrina is my friend, she wants to be a part of everything that I do. I have to tell her ‘nai isme nai please’.”

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Well, after the success of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, we are sure that fans of Salman and Katrina would be very keen to see them on the big screen again. And if Katrina does the film then it will also be her third collaboration with Ali. (Also Read: NOT Tiger Zinda Hai but THIS was the initial title of Salman-Katrina starrer)

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EXCLUSIVE: Ashutosh Rana opens up on his upcoming roles, NEPOTISM and more

Talk about villains and Ashutosh Rana’s excellent performances in ‘Dushman’, ‘Sangharsh’, ‘Shabnam Mousi’, ‘Kalyug’ and many others pop in our head. He is one of the finest talents we have in our industry and we always look forward to his performances. Further to this, he has dabbled in short-film category as well and has worked in a film called ‘Test Drive’. Sameer Chand directorial, ‘Test Drive’ is all about a talented man wanting to receive one opportunity to prove himself. Unfortunately, dejected on various levels, life has a twisted story written for him. Needless to say that Ashutosh Rana has once again delivered a brilliant performance in ‘Test Drive’.

As we laud his efforts and performances, here are the excerpts from a candid interview with him…

How was your experience working on a short film for the first time?
My experience was very good, I had a lot of fun. In fact, I enjoy everything that lets me perform and a character that is challenging. So it was a very good experience. Director Sameer Chand is a very sensitive human being and he shoots with a lot of conviction. And when you have a director who is this good at his work, so definitely the journey is quite great.

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Something on the character…
The basic crux of this film is that a person is looking forward to an opportunity to show his talent. If we look at the reality, all of us are struggling to get this opportunity. All of us want to grab the opportunity so that we can prove ourselves. If we see the film, Shantanu (the character) is just looking for an opportunity to prove himself. ‘Test Drive’ for me is all about that human characteristic of fighting for that one opportunity. Either you will get rejected or you will see the sight of selection. Life dwells between these two factors and that is a ‘Test Drive’. You have to drive yourself to succeed in the test of life.

How has your struggle in the industry been like…
If you see, I am from a no-man’s land. Neither my father nor my uncle belongs to this industry. But I am among those fortunate people whose passion, profession and education has been acting. When all these three things meet up, then there is no going away from the struggle. You are left with no option but to struggle. So when you are option-less, you have to struggle. It then becomes the need of time. And this is showbiz, you have to prove yourself every day. Without proving yourself, how will you get the glory of immortal-ism? When you get featured on celluloid, you get immortal. Achieving immortal-ness is like finding glory and to get the glory, you need to prove yourself.

Has there been any moment when you have felt that you do not fit into this industry?
No, never! I came to Mumbai in 1994 and since then I have been thinking that whatever I will achieve, it would be through this industry. And this industry has given me that. Every human being feels that justice has not been done to his talent or he has not achieved things as caliber. Everyone feels that he deserves to achieve more, that’s a very individual thing. But when we are getting into an art from an industry, we feel that everyone is getting their dues. It is a matter of patience. Some get opportunity quickly while some need to wait. But everyone does get an opportunity.

In reality, how important it is for an actor to know dancing?
Dancing, action, comedy, emotions and others are all form of expressions. If we see the film, after a point because of the humiliation the character starts playing with the other man. Just because I am not able to refuse to anything, I want to give you an opportunity to reject me. In Hindi film industry there are so many actors who do not know dancing but are extremely talented actors. It is not necessary that every dancer is an actor and vice versa.

What’s your take on nepotism?
I do not create a fuss around this because in a natural course, the facilities that I have not received, my kids will receive and why shouldn’t they get it? I can just give an opportunity to my kids but it is on their calibre as to how to own that opportunity. Without that calibre how will they make use of that opportunity? Look at us, we are not a product of nepotism. Be it me, Manoj Bajpayee, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar; we are not here because of nepotism. We have not faced injustice. So when we have not faced any injustice then why should I create a hullabaloo on this? If I am in a particular field and I am successful, then if not my kids, who else will receive all the facilities? Nepotism is not a new thing. Even Lord Rama’s sons got their kingdom. It is upon the son to be successful or not. Nepotism can only give you an opportunity, it is upto you how to use it.

Your last big film was ‘Brothers’, why do we see you less in films these day?
If you see my filmography, I have been one of those fortunates who has got to variety of roles. Even as villains, I have done different characters. So if you are a person who wants to do variety of characters, you have to go through this phase. People expect variety of work from you and when you do not deliver that, you would lose whatever you have earned. So you have to wait. In the year 2018, you will see me in quite a few interesting films. One is ‘Mulq’ with Anubhav Sinha. Then there is Dharma productions’ ‘Dhadak’ and then there is a film with Abhishek Chaubey. At times you have to wait and at times there is a lot to do in short span of time. All these three films will see me in different characters.

You have done quite a few negative roles, was it how you had planned your career?
I have never seen it in this manner. I never saw whether the character is negative or positive. The only thing that mattered was whether the character is challenging or not. Whether it is exciting or not. I had not planned in any way, I just wanted the character to be exciting and challenging, be it positive or negative.

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Lastly, your wife Renuka Shahane is so vocal on social media but that’s not the case with you, so are you averse to it?
Just because she writes in English, people read it and I write in Hindi and my Hindi is a little tough, so it is difficult for media to understand. Also, our style of talking is different. I say things in my own way and hence, it does not make it to the headlines. Neither of us are trying to be vocal. We are just expressing our opinion.

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