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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. 

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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:

 

Q&A: Nargis Fakhri talks about ‘KICK’

Nargis Fakhri will be seen in Salman Khan’s forthcoming action romantic-comedy film Kick, releasing on 25th July 2014 through UTV Motion Pictures, in a special appearance. 

Here the Main Tera Hero actress talks about working with Salman Khan for a special song in the film, Yaar Na Miley.

Were you excited to work with Salman Khan?
I was nervous! He’s such a big Bollywood star, I was afraid I’d mess something up. When I went to the set and met him, all my fears faded away. Salman is a very positive person and his sense of humour is amazing! I had such a great time working with him and the whole team.


You had some problems with your knee whilst shooting the song ‘Yaar Na Mile’. Did it affect your performance in any way?

Yes, I suffered from a ruptured knee and it was extremely painful, but I pulled myself together because I know that opportunities like this don’t appear very often. I have no idea how, but I managed to complete it in just four days.

Nargis Fakhri - KickIt’s your second item number. Do you think there will be more?
I really enjoy dancing, but I don’t want to be seen as just an item dancer. Acting is my passion and I want to do some good meaty roles. I am currently talking to different directors, but nothing has been finalised just yet.


You will be making your Hollywood debut quite soon. What do you prefer Bollywood or Hollywood?

I think it has to be Bollywood. I am feeling more comfortable in Bollywood because I have spent more time here and I do have a much better understanding about it. Besides dancing and music is my passion, this is why I prefer to spend more time here [Bollywood].


Tell us a bit more about your dance number?

It is a very urban, edgy yet sexy dance number. There was a lot to learn. At first I thought I might miss some steps, but everything went brilliantly well. Salman has a great energy and I think that is what made me so comfortable around him.

 

Kick releases in UK cinemas on 25th July 2014.

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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.

Sajid Nadiadwala ‘Kicks’ in the Mumbai schedule

Kick on location with Randeep HoodaSajid Nadiadwala’s action flick, Kick, which is currently being shot at Mehboob Studios, will begin its next schedule in the second week of February.

The movie, which marks Sajid Nadiadwala’s debut as a director, will continue being filmed at Mehboob studios, till 9th February. The next schedule of Kick, which will take place from 11th to 17th February, will be shot at Film City in Mumbai.

The schedules, being back-to-back, make it one hectic month for Sajid, who is also juggling four other projects slated for a 2014 release. Kick, which stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandes, is peppered with Sajid’s style and touch.

Kick, directed and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, is distributed under the banner of UTV Motion Pictures. The film also stars Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mithun Chakraborty and Archana Puran Singh. It is slated to release on 27th July 2014 in UK cinemas and worldwide.

Sajid wants Randeep to beef up

Kick on location with Randeep HoodaRandeep Hooda who plays an important role in Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut Kick has to put on 10 kgs in a month.

Where Randeep had lost kilos while shooting for Prawal Raman’s next project, he has made a new strategy to gain weight for Sajid Nadiadwala.

When Sajid first saw Randeep he was not happy with the lean physique Randeep had and asked him to gain weight.

Randeep says, “When Sajid saw me, he realised that I was looking lean and he did not want my character to look like that in his film. I will have to work really hard and put on 10 kg in such less time. It is quite tasking to continuously lose and gain weight. I will have to make changes in my diet and workout regime to do justice to the character.”

Kick also stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez and was shot on location in the UK last year. 

 

Salman’s ‘Kick’ to release on Eid 2014

Sajid in UK for KickSajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ has already become the talk of the town for multiple reasons. The movie marks Sajid Nadiadwala’s debut as a director and also brings back the super hit jodi of Sajid Nadiadwala and Salman Khan. The action movie has already locked its release date for next year’s Eid on 27th July and has become the most anticipated movie of 2014.

Eid has proven very lucky for Salman Khan, as the actor has delivered four back-to-back blockbusters on this auspicious day. 2013 has been the only year since 2009, that Eid has not seen a Salman release. The shooting for the film has begun in Glasgow last month and will resume in the UK at a later date.

Excited about directing his long time friend, Sajid Nadiadwala says, “I am ecstatic to be directing Salman Khan, with whom I have shared a very good rapport over the years. Releasing the movie on Eid would be like cherry on the icing, as Salman has already proved his mettle with Eid releases and we hope to recreate the magic with Kick.”

Sajid Nadiawala armed with a power-packed team

Sajid NadiwalaWith multiple films on floors, out of which one is Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut film Kick, he is surely on a run.

However, Sajid is making sure that all his energies are focused on his directorial debut and he doesn’t have to interfere with the functioning of his teams in charge of managing the formalities and logistical procedure of shooting his various films across multiple continents.

Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, an untitled film starring Saif Ali Khan and directed by Kabir Khan is being shot in Beirut, Boston, London and many other locations.

Another untitled film, a Ranbir Kapoor starrer directed by Imtiaz Ali is being shot far away in the European lands.

The Salman Khan starrer ‘Kick’ which is going to release on Eid, next year, is currently being shot in London and has completed a short schedule in Glasgow. With so many of his films being shot across the globe, one can’t help but wonder how Sajid is juggling between them. When asked, he gives all the credit to his power-packed team.

“I am blessed to have such teams.I trust their efficiency so much that if any one of them takes on a project, I know it will be done perfectly. It’s a given,” said Sajid.

Presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, Imtiaz Ali’s directorial venture, ‘Highway’ is at the post-production stage and so is ‘2 States’ – which is being co-produced by Karan Johar.

Heropanti’, which marks the debut of Tiger Shroff and Kirti Sanon, is in the production stage and is slated to release on the 21st of February.

‘Kick’ starts filming in Glasgow

Sajid Nadiawala’s ambitious directorial venture started principal shooting in Glasgow, Scotland yesterday.

Kick, written by Chetan Bhagat, stars Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda and will extensively be be filmed in the United Kingdom.

Skyfall action director Greg Powell is also working on the film which is currently filming action scenes around George Square in Glasgow.

Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are scheduled to start filming scenes next week. A song will also be filmed in London in the beginning of August. 

Kick on location with Randeep Hooda
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Check out a photo from the first day of the shoot here:

Bhushan Kumar acquires the music rights of Salman’s next two films

Bhushan KumarT-Series has locked another vital music deal for Salman Khan’s upcoming two much-awaited films. It has acquired the music rights of Kick, a Sajid Nadiadwala film, and Mental by Sohail Khan.

Bhushan Kumar says, “We have got the music rights of Salman bhai’s home production Mental and Sajid Nadiadwala’s next Kick. Right from Tere Naam, we have believed in getting all the music rights of his projects. He tells me he is expecting an X amount and then leaves it to us. I always make sure that both of us are happy with the deal. Our friendship spans many years.”

 Bhushan further said, “He has complete faith in us when it comes to promoting and marketing his films. In fact, I bought the rights of Dabangg 2 three months before the film went on the floors.”

Mental is currently being shot in  Dubai and Kick will be filmed in London later this year. 

‘Kick’ and ‘Housefull 3’ to be shot in London

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that Sajid Nadiawala will shoot two of his upcoming productions, Kick starring Salman Khan and Housefull 3 starring Akshay Kumar, in the British capital next year.

“Film-making is massively important to both our cities and we need to build on the momentum that already exists,” Johnson said, promoting London as the perfect location for India’s song-and-dance spectaculars in Mumbai.

“I want to make it as easy as possible to film in the city, whether you want to feature an iconic landmark as a backdrop (or) take advantage of our second to none post-production facilities,” he said according to AFP.

Johnson also bumped into Bollywood superstar Kajol on a flight during his trip to India.

Photo: LBC 97.3

Kick and Housefull 3, to be shot in London next yearwill be produced by Nadiawala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. 

Shirish left ‘Kick’ – Salman Khan

Bollywood star Salman Khan slammed speculations that Shirish Kunder was asked to leave Kick project following the not-so-great response to his Joker at the box office.

Kunder had been roped in to direct Kick and now Sajid Nadiadwala will wield the megaphone for it.

“No, that’s not true. Shirish left the film. He is working on something else. Ho gaya clear (Is it clear)? Good,” tweeted Salman, who plays the leading role in the film.

Kunder’s Joker released on Friday and just a day later, he announced on Twitter that he is no longer on board as the director of Kick.

“Sajid Nadiadwala will be directing Kick. He had originally envisioned the project and I feel he is the best person to bring it to life,” Kunder had tweeted on Saturday.

Nadiadwala is also producing the film under his home banner, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd.