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Jacqueline Fernandez becomes global brand ambassador of Colorbar 

One of the most renowned and commercially successful actresses in Bollywood, Jacqueline Fernandez becomes the first ever Brand Ambassador of Colorbar. 

Jacequeline Fernandez is not only a sought-after name in films but the actress is also popular in the brand circuit.  Owing to immense popularity and huge fan base across quarters, the actress is not only on a rising demand for brands nationally but has left her mark on a global map as well.

Donned in a yellow suit, blending it perfectly with red lip stick and infectitious smile, the actress looked stunning as she graced Taj Lands End Bandra as the Global Brand Ambassador of Colorbar.

With her successful art of work in Bollywood, the actress has reached the pinnacle in the brand circuit and is among the top choices amongst brands. Jacqueline Fernandez who is very selective while associating with brands, the actress chooses brands that go in sync with her thinking. Being a supporter of animal friendly products, the actress chooses her brands very carefully.

The actress will next be seen in UK cinemas in 20th Century Fox’s DRIVE with Sushant Singh Rajput.

Jacqueline Fernandez to perform hand to hand combat in Race 3

Jacqueline Fernandez begins the last leg of Race 3 in Abu Dhabi from today. The actress will be performing stylized action sequences. She will be seen exhibiting MMA techniques involving a lot of kicks and punches. She has been prepping for 2 hours daily to master her action moves. 

While the actress has earlier been part of action flicks, Jacqueline Fernandez never performed hand to hand combat, her sequences always included weapons. It would be for the first time that the actress will be seen doing bare hand action.

Jacqueline’s fitness trainer Kuldeep Sashi shared details on the action sequences performed by the actress, “The scene is a raw action sequence complete with hand to hand combat. It requires a lot of kicking and punching. This is a first for Jacqueline when it comes to performing action.”

Jacqueline Fernandez

Performing action with the master of the genre Salman Khan itself is a first for Jacqueline Fernandez. The actress is very excited to perform hardcore stunts along with Salman Khan. 

Talking about the same, Kuldeep Sashi said, “Salman is seen as an ultimate Action star with his larger than life stunts. For Jacqueline, he is only a motivation that has her working harder. She is excited to be a part of an action film with him.”

Race 3 proves to be Jacqueline’s second outing with Salman Khan, after their 2014 Blockbuster Kick, the actress who has been a part of the second installment of the Race franchise, will be seen delivering never seen before action onscreen. 

After pole dancing and sketching, Jacqueline Fernandez is horse riding

Jacqueline FernandezJacqueline Fernandez is someone who loves learning new things and this time the actress has taken up horse riding.

One after the other, the gorgeous lady has been mesmerizing her fans with new interests which make one wonder as to is there something that the lady can’t do?

From mastering the art of pole dancing to painting to playing the piano now the actress had taken on horse riding.

After impressing everyone with her fabulous pole-dancing skills, sketching and piano skills, the actress has been indulging in horse-riding early in the morning for her dose of Vitamin D. 

Looking at her playing piano, pole dancing, and sketching it is sure that the actress is art lover and loves to intake as much as possible from the art forms.

Jacqueline has recently wrapped the shooting of her next Race 3 along with superstar Salman Khan which is slated to release in UK cinemas on EID 2018.

Salman & Jacqueline film action scenes in Thailand

The team of Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer Race 3 is all set to upgrade the level of thrill and action in the third instalment of the Race franchise.

While Race and Race 2 offered an edge of your seat excitement, Race 3 is leaving no stone unturned to up the level of excitement with the action thriller.

The third instalment of the Race franchise takes the film to an all new height as not only the film is helmed by Remo D’souza, but also as it stars the Tiger Zinda Hai star, Salman Khan.

Race 3

The team of Race 3 is opting for a 5 set camera to provide an enhanced experience to the audience. While the cast is trying all means to deliver their best, the crew too is putting their best foot forward by opting for better technology.

Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are currently shooting the 10-day long action sequences in Thailand, of which Remo D’Souza took to Instagram to share the updates on.

While on sets, director Remo D’Souza took to his social media to share the picture of the 5 set camera.

Race 3 brings back to celluloid the super hit pairing of Kick as Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez share the screen space for the second time.

After the success of Tiger Zinda Hai, it will be a treat for the audience to witness Salman Khan in a yet another action avatar.

Starring an ensemble cast of Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah, the action thriller is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films.

Produced by Salman Khan Films and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Films, Race 3 is directed by Remo D’souza and will release in UK cinemas on Eid 2018.

Interview: Jacqueline Fernandez talks about ‘Brothers’

Jacqueline Fernandez in London -BollyNewsUK (3)Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez stars in the much-awaited sports drama, Brothers, an official remake of Hollywood film Warrior.

Released by Fox Star Studios worldwide, the high-octane family drama also stars international icon Akshay Kumar along with Sidharth Malhotra (Ek Villain), and Jackie Shroff (Dhoom 3) in pivotal roles.

Directed by trailblazer Karan Malhotra (Agneepath), known for extracting inspiring performances from his actors and sending his audiences on an emotional, cathartic journey, Brothers has been produced by renowned filmmaker Karan Johar, under his Dharma Productions banner, along with Lionsgate Films and Endemol India

Brothers is the story of a broken family, set in the world of mixed martial arts and underground street fighting. Akshay Kumar plays the role of Sidharth Malhotra’s elder brother; both siblings are martial arts fighters locked in a fierce rivalry for victory in the ring.

Speaking to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik, Fernandez talked about the film, her movie choices and playing a mother on-screen for the first time.

Your career changed drastically after starring in Kick last year. How has it been?
It has been great. Last time we spoke, I had just finished Kick and was starting Bangistan. I also finished Roy with Ranbir Kapoor and Brothers. I have also started Rohit Dhawan’s movie with John Abraham and Varun Dhawan. I will also be filming Remo’s next directorial also starring Tiger Shroff. I will now be starting Housefull 3 shortly.

Jacqueline Fernandez in LondonSo you will be filming in London for Housefull 3 again…
Yes, it’s very exciting and I can’t wait.

Everyone wants to work with Dharma Productions. How did you feel when you were offered Brothers?
I was ecstatic. I have always wanted to work with Dharma Productions. This film and my role is a bit unconventional for me because I have been previously only seen on-screen in glamorous roles. This was different and I was honestly surprised that I was even offered such a film. I am so glad that I did do the film because I was in very good hands.

Were you slightly conscious that you will not be seen in make-up on-screen?
Yes, I was but it was also a relief. In films like Dishoom which I am working with John and Varun, I know that I have to look my best. In Brothers it wasn’t about that at all.  It was purely about my performance. It was a relief that I didn’t have to worry about how I was looking, my make-up, clothes or my styling. It was a completely new experience for me.

Do you think not having to worry about these factors brought out a better performance?
I don’t think that styling, clothes and make-up should come in the way of your performance. You should be able to look your best and yet give your best performance. Sadly, what happens is that you get so involved in these things for some roles that they become your priority more than your performance. This time it was different and a little bit weird for me. I wanted to look at myself first before some takes and I was told to not worry and just give the shot (laughs). It was amazing because I felt myself that I was giving a real performance and nothing else mattered.

Who offered you the film? Karan Johar or Karan Malhotra?
It was Karan Johar who came to me with Brothers.

Were you worried that playing an on-screen mother would not go well with your image?
I was very aware of it. I even contemplated not doing the film. I didn’t know whether I wanted to play a Mom at this stage in my career. Even when I started the movie, I was still a little bit apprehensive and not sure. But then it was all about how convincing the audience that I can also be a mother on-screen. I don’t know how that can go against me. When I go and start my movie with Tiger Shroff next, I should still be as convincing in whatever I portray in that film.

Brothers is the first film to release by 20th Century Fox through the Fox Star India and Dharma Productions partnership. Do you feel this film can reach a wide international audience because it’s a Hollywood remake?
I hope so. The story of the film can connect with people from any nationality, region or religion. Everyone can relate to the storyline. I do hope that people come and see it because I don’t think what they will see in Brothers is something that they would expect from a Hindi audience per say.

Brothers is now playing in cinemas nationwide.

Jacqueline, Riteish & Pulkit groove to 5 world cultural dances

Jacqueline Fernandez,  Riteish Deshmukh & Pulkit Samrat South Indian Classical Dancing 2Fresh from covering the July edition of Vogue India, Jacqueline Fernandez is the centre piece of Bangistan’s new song release Ishq Karenge. The track sees Jacqueline Fernandez and Bangistan’s two lead actors Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat embrace six different cultural dances: African, Arabian Belly dancing, Shaolin Freestyle, Russian folk, as well as South Indian classical dances Kathakali and Bharatnatyam.

Based on a concept by director Karan Anshuman, choreographer Rajeev Surti brought together elements of dance from these cultures seamlessly in the video.

The song is composed by Ram Sampath and lyrics by Puneet Krishna. Singers Abhishek Nailwal, Sona Mohapatra and famed qawwali singer Shadab Faridi lend their vocals to this eclectic track.

Production Designers Aditya Kanwar and Mukund Gupta created a variety of sets that perfectly reflected each culture, while Costume Designer Ameira Punvani’s diverse assortment of outfits embellished the overall experience, as Jacqueline, Riteish and Pulkit showed off iconic hook steps from across the world.        

This summer, audiences will be entertained and educated in equal measure as the hysterically funny ‘Bangistan’ comes to cinema screens internationally on 31st July 2015. ‘Bangistan’ is presented by Junglee Pictures and Excel Entertainment, and produced by Excel Entertainment.

Brothers marks power-packed partnership between Akshay Kumar & producer Karan Johar

 

Brothers UK Release 20th Century Fox Dharma ProductionsBrace yourself for a cinematic explosion of love, fraternal rivalry and high drama as “Brothers” sets screens ablaze this 14th August. Released by 20th Century Fox in UK cinemas, the high-octane family drama stars international icon Akshay Kumar along with Sidharth Malhotra (Ek Villain), Jacqueline Fernandez (Kick) and Jackie Shroff (Dhoom 3) in pivotal roles.

Directed by trailblazer Karan Malhotra (Agneepath), known for extracting inspiring performances from his actors and sending his audiences on an emotional, cathartic journey, Brothers has been produced by renowned filmmaker Karan Johar, under his Dharma Productions banner, along with Lionsgate Films and Endemol India. The film’s music has been penned by duo Ajay-Atul who have delivered hit soundtracks for blockbusters such as PK, Agneepath and Singham.

Anticipation around the release of “Brothers” is mounting given the union of an esteemed cast and crew, spearheaded by Karan Johar, Karan Malhotra, Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra.

Brothers is the story of a broken family, set in the world of mixed martial arts and underground street fighting. Akshay Kumar plays the role of Sidharth Malhotra’s elder brother; both siblings are martial arts fighters locked in a fierce rivalry for victory in the ring. The gritty family drama required intense physical training and fitness aficionado Akshay Kumar left no stone unturned. Akshay, along with co-star Sidharth Malhotra, worked relentlessly on a gruelling fitness regime, both requiring highly controlled diets, prolonged martial arts training sessions and weight lifting. The actors look mean and rugged in the film’s trailer and are seen flaunting super toned physiques.

Karan Johar’s cinematic experience traditionally places the family unit and entangled relationships centre-stage. “Brothers”promises to live up to the expectation as audiences will get aboard the rollercoaster of emotions that engulf a family, brimming with tension between two warring brothers.

Akshay Kumar in  Brothers UK 20th Century FoxSynopsis: Gary Fernandes (Jackie Shroff), a former alcoholic and street-fighter, returns home after serving a prison sentence of 10 long years to find that the wounds of the past still haunt his family. His two sons, David (Akshay Kumar) and Monty (Sidharth Malhotra), who had parted ways as kids, are grown men now, but are still bitterly estranged. Gary himself carries the burden of his guilt. His elder son, David is an ex-fighter turned school teacher.  He and his wife Jenny work hard to make ends meet and to provide the best they can for their ailing daughter Poopoo.

Troubled financial circumstances drive a desperate David to return to the world of street fighting. While, Monty struggles with his lonely complex existence. An alcoholic, he is active in the world of street fighting, but lacks focus and determination. He strongly yearns for the acceptance, love and respect of his family. As the story unfolds, we see the journey of these three men, as they seek to find redemption and healing.

Meanwhile, the arrival of ‘Right to Fight’ is announced in India — the biggest international event in mixed martial arts history. Both brothers, at the crossroads of their lives, end up enlisting to fight in this ‘Winner-takes-all’ event. And it is here after an age of estrangement, unknown to the two siblings, they finally stand to face off with each other and against their personal demons, in the ultimate final battle.

It is said, that when a deep injury is done to us, we can never recover until we forgive. With twists and turns, pouring emotions and edge-of-the-seat action, will this final battle between the two brothers repair old wounds?

Brothers releases in UK cinemas on 14th August 2015 through 20th Century Fox.

Watch a promotional song from the movie featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan here:

20th Century Fox to release ‘Brothers’ in UK cinemas on 14th August 2015

Brothers UK20th Century Fox will release Karan Malhotra’s Brothers in UK cinemas on 14th August 2014. 

An Indian adaptation of the hugely popular hit, Warrior (starring Tom Hardy), Brothers is the hard-hitting action-drama surrounding a broken family forced to face up to one another mentally and physically, all within the world of mixed martial arts and underground street fighting.

The film stars one of India’s most reputed actors Akshay Kumar (a martial artist, who has launched stars such as Kylie Minogue, Snoop Dogg and Sylvester Stallone in Bollywood) and emerging star Siddharth Malhotra. The film is a co-production between Endemol India and one of India’s leading production companies, Dharma Productions.

David (Akshay Kumar) is forced to confront his underlying problems when he finds himself reunited with his estranged family; his father (Jackie Shroff) returns after serving a ten-year prison sentence, and Monty (Sidharth Malhotra) the struggling alcoholic who is active in the world of street fighting, yearns for acceptance and love from his family. Brought together by the arrival of India’s biggest international event in mixed martial arts history, ‘Right to Fight’, the family must face each other, and their demons, to win the ultimate battle, and find redemption.

Watch the trailer here:

Trailer Launch: ‘Brothers’

Dharma Productions has released the first trailer of their much-awaited sports drama film, Brothers. The action packed film stars superstar Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff. 

Brothers is an official remake of Hollywood film Warrior (2011) and is co-produced by Lionsgate Films and Endemol India. The film will release in UK cinemas on 14th August through 20th Century Fox. 

The film is directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar. 

Watch the trailer here: 

Check out photos of the trailer launch by Yogen Shah:

Five reasons to watch ROY in UK cinemas

ROY UK Release The film that boasts of actors such as Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez is surely features in the must-watch category. ‘Roy‘ happens to be one such film, where these three will be seen sharing the screen space together for the very first time. As the film is slated to hit the UK screens next week from February 13, here are five reasons why it’s a film worth watching:

Arjun Rampal
The good-looking hunk will be seen after a long time on-screen. Arjun will be playing a filmmaker who falls for every heroine he works with in the film. The kind of intrigue, which is created around his character, is one of the reasons, why you must book your tickets soon.

Ranbir Kapoor
This Kapoor lad too will be seen after a pretty long time. In ‘Roy’, his chemistry with Jacqueline Fernandes will be something new for the eyes. The makers have been successful in keeping his character under wraps so far.

Jacqueline Fernandez
The fans loved her in ‘Kick’, and since then there has been no looking back for this Sri Lankan beauty. It is for the first time that Jackky will be seen in a double role. There has been enough detailing done in order to keep her one look distinct from another one.  

Sizzling chemistry
There is enough fodder for the eyes. In a way, what’s better than watching sizzling Jacky romance both Arjun and Ranbir in the same film. The storyline has been set in such a pattern that both the on-screen love affairs look equally appealing to the audience. Go watch it for their on-screen chemistry.

Music
The background score of ‘Roy’ has been created by Sanjoy Chowdhury, where as Ankit Tiwari, Amaal Mallik and Meet Bros Anjjan have composed the songs. ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’, ‘Sooraj Dooba Hain’ and ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’ are some of the tracks already riding high on the chart-buster lists.

Watch the trailer here:

Jacqueline Fernandez dances to ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’

One of the most lauded tracks from Bhushan Kumar’s ROY featuring Jacqueline Fernandez, ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’, is an exuberant dance number, shot on a specially created set in Filmcity Mumbai, depicting some of the landmark streets of Malaysia. The song was shot over two days and was choreographed by Ahmed Khan. 

Jacqueline’s look in the song is uber chic and stylishly accessorised and the track has been sung by none other than ‘Baby Doll’ singer Kanika Kapoor. The lyrics have been penned by Kumaar and the music composed by Meet Brothers Anjjan.

Bhushan Kumar, who has received a great response to the ROY soundtrack so far says, “After the party anthem ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ and the romantic track ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’, ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’ is for all the girls. After the chartbuster hit Baby Doll, Meet Brothers have composed this song, sung by Kanika Kapoor, which will be a part of your peppy playlist.”

ROY, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez, releases on 13th February, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Freeway Pictures, distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

Hear a new remix of the song here:

Filmonix to release ROY in UK cinemas on 13th February

Life imitates art and the lines between fiction and reality are blurred in 2015’s most stylish and engaging romantic thriller, ROY, releasing on 13th February, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Freeway Pictures and distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

Bhushan Kumar’s upcoming romantic thriller, ROY, has created quite a stir; a film that has been much-anticipated by the industry as well as the fans. The trailer crossed three million views on YouTube in just three days of its release followed by the songs, which have gained popularity across all media platforms.  

Ayesha - ROY (1)After giving audiences several musical hits such as Aashiqui 2 and Yaariyan, ROY is said to be another feather in this renowned company’s hat. Debutant director Vikramjit Singh presents a handsome and accomplished lead cast comprising Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez in a slick, romantic thriller, set against a sweeping backdrop of international locales. Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan and Amaal Malik have created a beautifully haunting soundtrack to complement the air of onscreen mystery and suspense. Sure to be lauded by critics and a new generation of Indian cinema audiences, ROY marks a dynamic new turn in the Indian thriller genre.

While Ranbir Kapoor plays the title role, Arjun Rampal plays the role of a director and will be seen in a completely different look in ROY. The two are paired with Jacqueline Fernandez for the first time in a film. Jacqueline, who plays a double role, is seen romancing the two most dashing leading men of Bollywood in ROY. The actress will be seen in two different looks: elegantly glamorous and vivaciously hip, respectively.

Arjun and Ranbir in RoyT-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar says, “We received a fabulous response to the theatrical trailer and the first song Sooraj Dooba Hai, which is now a party anthem for the season, followed by Tu Hai Ki Nahi and Chhitiyan Kallaiyan. The rest of the songs from the album have an individuality of their own and help the story go forward. The trailer helped us build enough curiosity on the characters each actor plays. Where Arjun is seen in a role and look he has never tried before, Jacqueline plays a double role for the first time and both are poles apart; while Ranbir plays a dynamic title role and he is supportive to the film and Vicky.” 

Synopsis: ROY is the greatest thief ever known to man, having pulled off impossible heists in every part of the globe. ‘Kabir’ is a highly successful filmmaker. His first and second movie, Guns Part 1 and Guns Part 2, were based on this thief called ROY. Each part had a new heist, each ending was a different one. As the movie starts, Kabir Grewal is all set to go into production of his next movie, Guns Part 3, and the third part is also about his favorite character ROY. Will the story change this time? Will Roy finally reveal his face to the world? Will he mess up his heist or will he be caught?

Roy releases on 13th February, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Freeway Pictures, distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

 Watch the songs of Roy here:

 

Jacqueline to endorse a health drink?

Jacky FernandezEver since her last film, Kick, turned out to be a blockbuster, Jacqueline Fernandez has become one of the hottest celebs in B-town.

So much so, that not only do filmmakers want to work with the sexy actress, we hear she has even been approached to be the brand ambassador of a Dubai based health drink. The Kick actress is being offered a whopping 1.25 crore for the same. They even want Jackie to shoot a four-day print campaign.

However, Jacqueline is yet to take a call on this deal. She is currently in Sri Lanka shooting for another brand and will be back in the city soon to start working on Brothers alongside Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra.

That’s when the concerned health drink brand will meet Jacqueline and take things forward.

The brand in question has no ambassador and they want to rebrand themselves by making the Housefull 2 heroine the face of their product. In fact, the Dubai based drink also plans to set up market in India.

Interview: “I have to work harder now” – Jacqueline Fernandez

Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen in UK cinemas from today in the much awaited Salman Khan action comedy, Kick.

Kick is helmed by popular producer-turned-director Sajid Nadiadwala, with the screenplay written by Sajid Nadiadwala and acclaimed author Chetan Bhagat.  The film also stars Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mithun Chakraborty and a special appearance by Nargis Fakhri.

The former Miss Sri Lanka Universe spoke to Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik about the film, her co-star, love for London and her upcoming concert at The 02…

You have had huge success with Race 2 last year. Soon after you were signed for Roy with Ranbir Kapoor, Kick opposite Salman Khan and as the face of ‘The Body Shop’ in India. Your life has changed quite a bit…
It is definitely an extremely great time for me. I know that every movie and project is exciting but with Kick, it is a completely different experience because it is the biggest movie of my career. It’s just WOW for me! I have worked extremely hard on this movie, the hardest I have ever worked. But I haven’t had the time to allow it to sink in, that I am doing something which is so huge. We just wrapped up the movie a few weeks ago and I just finished dubbing for the film too. You have no idea, everything just seems like a dream to me. I am on cloud nine and exploding (laughs). From the trailer launch to the song launches, it’s weird but I had the same feeling I had during Aladin, my first feature film. When I watch the promos of Kick, I feel like this is the first time I have ever seen myself on screen. It’s really cool.

Jacqueline Fernandez in Kick - UK Interview (2)There were strong rumours of another actress being cast for the film last year. Suddenly it was announced that you were the leading lady opposite Salman Khan. Was it hidden from the public or did it happen all of a sudden?
It happened overnight. It happened in slow motion for me (laughs).  I was called to Sajid Nadiwala’s office for a meeting. I presumed it was a meeting for anything else but Kick. I would never have thought that I’ll meet him for a role in Kick. I worked with him twice before and know that he makes good cinema. He suddenly offered me Kick and I was completely shocked. It was the least expected thing that ever happened to me. When there were rumours floating about who the actress will be in the film, usually I would wish for it to come to me or dream about being a part of the movie. At that time, Kick seemed so big to me that I didn’t even dream about it. I thought that were was no point in even dreaming (laughs). That was my attitude. I don’t know what amazing Karma I had in order for me to get this opportunity. It was a shocker.

Everyone wants to work with Salman Khan… He even recently tweeted about you to his 7.45 million followers…
He follows me on Twitter now, which is the coolest thing that ever happened in my life (laughs). A few weeks ago he tweeted that Jacqueline Fernandez will release the song Jumme Ki Raat, without tagging me in it. Just because he tweeted my name, my Twitter following increased by about 300,000 people. I was in shock and couldn’t believe it. Now he has followed me and I am scared to check my Twitter because it might crash (laughs).

Salman Khan has also lent his voice to the soundtrack of Kick… Were you surprised that he sings?
It’s amazing. Is there anything that Salman Khan can’t do? He is an all-rounder artist. He can do it all. When I heard him in ‘Hangover’, I was surprised because he has such an incredible voice.

It’s also the first time that you are dubbing your dialogues in Hindi… that must have been a tough task?
Honestly, throughout the year it has been a gradual process of just working hard and being consistent. I believe that is why I got a film like Kick. Even though I didn’t expect it, I knew that I was someone who was working hard. I was going to my Hindi classes and there was never a point where I wanted to give up. I was constantly analysing what else I can do and was meeting people for work. What I have learnt now is that you have to be consistent in your work. Even now, just because I have got a big movie, doesn’t mean that I can sit back and enjoy. I possibly have to even work harder now. I am obviously prepared to do it because it’s something I am doing ever since I am here working in the Indian Film Industry. I take my work very seriously and I am also enjoying it as well. It’s beautiful when you enjoy what you do.

Jacqueline Fernandez in Kick - UK Interview (5)You also came to London to shoot for the film but the schedule didn’t go ahead because of Salman’s visa issues.
I went mad when I was in London as I explored it quite a lot. Sajid Nadiwala was in Glasgow to shoot some actions scenes with Randeep Hooda. We were in London and as soon as our shopping spree was over, we were told that the schedule has been cancelled. It was still amazing though. We were shopping for the movie but we had a lot of fun all the time and were buying stuff for ourselves.

What new areas of London did you explore?
I went to all the markets like Portobello Road. I visited quite a few vintage markets and antique stores. Besides the usual visits to Harrods, I had afternoon tea, which sounds clichéd but I had to do it (laughs). We also checked out some amazing clubs. I also went to The Arts Club which was nice. It was the best time I have ever spent in London because we had free time and weren’t just shooting for a movie every day.

You are also a part of Bollywood Showstoppers, the concert taking place at The 02 in London on 3rd August…
I am excited for that. It’s in London and that is always a good reason. I also like the mix of people who are a part of it like Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Ali Zafar. I love performing and I am so excited to be in a show with my contemporaries. I have never performed in London. I can’t wait to maybe dance to ‘Jumme Ki Raat’. It should be fun. We have been working on the look and styling and have recently started rehearsing too with the choreographers from London.

KICK releases in UK cinemas on 25th July 2014. 

KICK UK Release (2)

 

Competition: Win tickets to Bollywood Showstoppers 2014

Bollywood Showstoppers 2014 is returning to The O2 on Sunday 3rd August. Headlined by Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Ali Zafar, Jacqueline Fernandez performing for the first time in the UK and supported by musical sensation Mika Singh and the spectacular Bolly Flex dancers, the four hour spectacular is filled with extravagant entertainment, from jaw-dropping high energy dance performances to live blockbuster musical acts that will keep you on the edge of your feet.

Bollywood Showstoppers

We have teamed up with Bolly-Flex and Naz Choudhury, the director and producer of the Bolly-Flex shows, to give away a pair of tickets. Simply answer the following question using the form below:

  •  Which world-famous venue will host the Bollywood Showstoppers concert in London on 3rd August?

This Competition is now closed!

The competition closes on 30thJuly 2014. The winner will be contacted via e-mail. This competition is only open to UK residents.

Bollywood Showstoppers 2013 rocked The O2 with Bipasha Basu, Atif Aslam, Shaan and Malaika Arora and now in 2014, it just got bigger. Don’t miss out on the biggest Bollywood concert of the year, book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Book your tickets here!

Cinema Listing: ‘Kick’ releases in Germany

UTV Motion Pictures is releasing its highly anticipated co-production Kick in selected German cinemas through a local distributor. The film will release there in Hindi with English subtitles.

Kick stars Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others.

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Check out the cinema listing here:

Munich: Saturday 26th July at 14:30 & 20:30

Sunday 27th July  at 14:30

Sunday 3rd August at 14:30 | Kino Neues Rottmann| Rottmannstr. 15, 80333 München

Stuttgart: Saturday 26th July um 20:00 | Cinemaxx Bosch Areal| Robert-Bosch-Platz 1, 70174 Stuttgart

Düsseldorf:  Sunday 27th July at 11:00 | Atelier Kino| Graf-Adolf-Str. 47, 40210 Düsseldorf-Innenstadt

Essen: Sunday 27th July at 17:00 | Cinemaxx| Berliner Platz 4/5, 45127 Essen

Offenbach: Sunday 27th July at 17:00 & 20:00 | Cinemaxx| Berlinerstr. 210, 63067 Offenbach

Hamburg: Monday 28th July at 17:00 & 20:15 | UCI MUNDSBURG| Hamburgerstr. 1-15, 22083 HH

Berlin: Tuesday 29th July at 20:00 | UCI Friedrichshain| Landsberger Allee 52, 10249 Berlin

Cologne: Wednesday 30th July at 20:15 | UCI Kino Hürth Park| Theresienhöhe, 50354 Hürth

 

Watch the trailer here:

 

UTV Motion Pictures to release ‘KICK’ in UK cinemas

UTV Motion Pictures will release Sajid Nadiawala’s KICK starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in UK cinemas on 25th July 2014.

The super star Salman Khan is set to ‘Kick’start this Eid with this action rom-com directed and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

Kick UK release Salman KhanThe story goes as Himanshu (Randeep Hooda), a police officer, is hounded by the only blot on his career, Devil (Salman Khan).

Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) who does not know what to do about Devil’s Kick. Devil who thinks life without a kick, is nothing.

And Character Name (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who wants to know who this Devil is, who deems to be more evil than him.

What happens next? What is the mystery of Devil? Who is he?

Releasing this Eid, Kick promises to be a complete wholesome entertainer with an engaging plot and Superstar Salman Khan at his best – as an action hero and a passionate, naughty lover.

With death-defying stunts, state-of-the-art VFX, picturesque locations & multiple avatars of Salman Khan, the trailer has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

‘Kick’ marks the directorial debut of well-known producer Sajid Nadiadwala and also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Produced and Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala and presented by UTV Motion Pictures and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. 

Watch the first song from the film here:

‘KICK’ brings Delhi to a halt

Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in KICKThe people of Delhi had the rare opportunity of seeing the superstar Salman Khan in their city recently.

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, as he embarks on his directorial journey with Kick, was spotted shooting action sequences for the film with Salman Khan and Randeep Hooda.

The crowd in the capital went bonkers as the actors were shooting on the busy roads of Chandani Chowk and places around.

A unit source confirms, “The sight was crazy. It was difficult to manage such a massive crowd. They kept screaming the film’s name and cheering loudly for Salman, as he waved back at them. It appeared as if the entire city was there.”

The crowd stood for over 22- hours, at a stretch, in order to watch the film’s shoot. Jacqueline Fernandez, who stars opposite Salman was also seen there. The actress posted few images from the location, posing alongside Salman and Sajid on a social networking site, creating a lot of buzz. The trio was snapped while taking a ride on a rookie – a car cum bike, customized and specially made for Salman’s character for the film.

While shooting the scene, Salman was seen wearing a black eye mask that has created ripples amongst the star’s fans. This new look of the actor is said to be stylized by Salman himself. The source close to the unit said that the actor finalized on this piece, himself, as he personally selected the fabric and the look. Slated to release this Eid, Kick will mark the directorial debut of Sajid Nadiadwala.

The crew is said to be heading to the exotic locations of Poland for their next schedule.

Interview: Jacqueline Fernandez talks about Pratham and more…

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Jacqueline Fernandez recently descended into London to attend a fundraiser for Pratham UK, a charity that helps to educate illiterate children throughout India. The event raised a staggering £42,000 for the charity that was attended by a 350 strong audience of women. India’s leading fashion designer Payal Jain mesmerized the audience with her collection ‘Butterflies In My Heart’ for the fundraiser.

She spoke to Sunny Malik ahead of the event and talked about the cause, her films, friendships in Bollywood and much more…

Welcome to London.
Thank you. I love London. It has been amazing to be here. This time it’s a little different because I am here for a certain cause. Its work but it’s very fulfilling as well.

You are in the city to attend a fundraiser for Pratham UK. How did your association with Pratham come about?
I have a friend who is part of the Pratham group. Pratham is also very well-known in India. My friend knew that it’s a cause I am quite interested in and passionate about. I think education is something every child in the world has the right to. That is how my friend got me involved in the fundraiser in London and so I am here.

Can you tell us a little bit about Pratham and their work?
Pratham is all about education and literacy. Over the last twenty years, they have been able to educate over 33 million children all over India. They have done some amazing work. It’s great and really important to have a helping hand for such an issue in a country like India. Pratham has educated over 2 million children in the past year. They want to reach a target of about a 100 million kids. It’s amazing that we have such generous and passionate people involved. Being a Sri Lankan myself, I see the need for it in India. Pratham is one of the most important charities that we have.

You filmed for Housefull 2 in England. How does it feel to be back here and what do you like to do?
You know, I haven’t been back in London since I filmed Housefull 2 in 2011. It’s been a while (laughs). I am actually here just for Pratham but after finishing that up, hopefully I will have time to visit Harrods (laughs). I also love Hyde Park and I have to go there (laughs). That’s about it.

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Congratulations on the super success of Housefull 2 and Race 2 at the UK Box Office. Housefull 2 earned over £1 Million and Race 2 earned close to £1 Million here and is still the highest grossing Bolllywood film for this year, so far. How does that feel?
It feels good. It has been a graduation of sorts. It has not really always been this way. It has been a slow process for me but I think since Murder 2 happened, a lot of things have changed for me. With films like Housefull 2 and Race 2, it has been about working with great directors, producers and actors and I think there is just no looking back from that.

Lat Lag Gayee from Race 2 is the most watched Bollywood song on YouTube this year, so far.
Yes, it did get quite big on YouTube.

When we met Saif Ali Khan in London he said the makers should cut him out of the song because his dance moves are really bad.
(Laughs) I know. He keeps telling me ‘Thanks Jackie. You made me look really bad’. I always tell him that I did not do anything. You did it all by yourself (laughs).

Did you expect that Lat Lag Gayee is going to be so popular?
The song was really good. I was definitely promised a very good song by my producer, Ramesh Taurani. He said that I am going to have a ‘Touch Me Touch Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me’ song like Katrina Kaif. When I heard Lat Lag Gayee for the first time, I thought it is nice. But I think what really helped the song was the choreography. Ahmed Khan gave us a really cool signature move and made it really fun and funky. It just came together really well. I did not expect it to become as big as it became but I knew that it would do well.

Jacqueline Fernandez in London -BollyNewsUK (2)After Lat Lag Gayee, Tips Films signed you for an item song in Ramaiya Vastavaiya. The song is very ‘desi’ compared to what you have done before.
I wanted that actually. Initially, I was not interested in doing an item song. I told Ramesh ji that I am not interested in doing another item song. He told me that it was with Prabhudeva and that they want me completely desi. That is something I haven’t really done. I thought to myself that it is something I haven’t done and that it could be quite interesting. At the end of the day, songs and dance mean so much to us. I thought, maybe if I get another one in my pocket, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing. I also really wanted to work with Prabhudeva. He is someone I have been dying to work with. He has danced with me in the song and trained me for it as well. That in itself was an experience.

Sonam Kapoor considers you as one of her best friends. That’s rare in Bollywood, to see two contemporaries being close friends. Asin is also a good friend of Sonam and yourself.
I have worked with Asin in Housefull 2, which is how we became friends, after doing an entire movie together. But Sonam is just one of those extremely cool and confident young ladies. She just has no insecurities about her. That is amazing and you can tell that. She wants to go out all the time and is all about having her girlfriends around her. She is one of those typical kinds of girls who want to go out and shop. She is fantastic and gives me wardrobe and styling advice. I can’t see any other actress doing that. Asin, Sonam and I go out all the time. It’s fantastic when you can open up to someone about things like films, working with certain actors and just have your own little gossip group going.

Those gossip conversations would drive tabloids crazy if they were to leak out.
Oh yeah. You don’t want to know (laughs). That’s between our little trio. But we have so much fun together. It is true that you never really come across people, especially actresses, with whom you can actually just talk and have fun with.

You refused a few big films like Raaz 3 and Krrish 3 and then there were reports that you said you regret those decisions. How are you choosing your films?
Not in the way I was choosing them before (laughs). You know, it’s really sad though because I had not refused those films as much as there were date issues involved. When it came to Krrish 3, I was in full preparation and I was practising stunts at Juhu Beach (Mumbai) every day at six in the morning. That went on for about a month. It just happened to clash with a schedule of Housefull 2. Both films were shot abroad with international technicians. I had to obviously honour my prior commitment which was Housefull 2. With Raaz 3, the script was changed around. When I heard it again, I was just not comfortable with it and I opted out of the film. Those stories were slightly fabricated that I had turned them down for specific reasons. There were valid reasons. Right now, I am a little bit more open and less choosy.

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You are not on Twitter even though you were using it a few years ago.
Yes, I am not on Twitter anymore. When I was doing Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, they (marketing team) set up a Twitter account for me which was @jackie_alien.

Your last post was in 2010…
(Laughs) I don’t even remember what my last post was or when it was. But at that time Twitter was new and it was the biggest thing happening. I was told that I will really need it to promote the movie. I went with the flow of it but only for the actual movie. I did not enjoy it too much. I thought that if it is something that will help promote the movie, then I will do it. When I finished with that movie, I didn’t think it served me any purpose, honestly. I did not see the need for it. It wasn’t like I really felt the need of putting my personal life on display, the way other celebrities feel comfortable with. But to each their own, I suppose.

Some celebrities also use Twitter to promote social causes. Would you consider that since you are here for cause, Pratham.
I would but I feel that there are different ways of reaching out to people. I am actually going to be at an event. I am speaking to journalists about it. It’s not all about Twitter as not everyone is on there. The people who are on Twitter are the same people who will go and read articles and go through websites online to read the news. I really never was too fond of it.

Jacqueline Fernandez and Poonam Dhillon attend Pratham UK fundraiser

Payal jain with modelsIndia’s leading fashion designer Payal Jain mesmerised London with her breath-taking collection ‘Butterflies In My Heart’ earlier this week.

The seasoned couturier showcased her collection at the Le Meridian Hotel, in aid of Pratham UK’s open programme which gives dropout girls a chance to complete their education and acquire skills for employment.

The event raised a staggering £42,000 for the charity that was attended a 350 strong audience of women. Guests were seen enjoying the event which was hosted by TV presenter Tasmin Lucia Khan who captivated the audience with her charisma and even encouraged lively exchanges between the celebrity ambassadors Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Poonam Dhillion when asked the question ‘What is your top beauty secret’.

The entertainment continued through the afternoon as guests were seen enjoying a high-octane jewellery exhibit from Delhi-based designer Neety Singh and a performance by Sky’s Got To Dance winners ‘Pulse Collective’.

Jain selected Pratham UK as the charity of choice for her UK launch as she has always truly believed in thoroughly giving back to the community that has supported her thus far. Over the years, she has had several fashion shows, the proceedings of which go to NGOs she works closely with.

She said “I am really pleased to have supported Pratham for my London collection launch. The charity works tirelessly to improve learning levels amongst underprivileged children and as celebrities we have the responsibility of supporting causes that truly make a difference. The crowd was fabulous; probably the best-dressed on a Wednesday afternoon in London and I thoroughly enjoyed being here”.

Jacqueline Fernandez said: “No child should be deprived to the basic right of education as I honestly believe it is a pre-requisite to get anywhere in life. I am so happy to be a part of a charity that is so hands-on is making this happen for the large proportion of the under-privileged in our country”.

Sanjeev Bhaskar added: “From the most basic level it is education that matters – and any project that focuses on education, particularly children, is very close to my heart. I think Pratham’s approach to it, which is to get in and educate, is the right approach to get more children educated”.

Shalija Sharma, chair of Friends of Pratham said of the event: “I have been overwhelmed by the support that we have received for event. It is an inspiring cause to be a part of as I truly believe that knowledge is an asset that no one should be deprived of and Pratham is doing a great job to provide this asset to many young children”.

Pratham UK, Jacqueline Fernandez & Poonam Dhillon

Jacquline doing the auction