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ANOTHER CHOPRA SETS THE SILVER SCREEN ON FIRE


Yash Raj Films’ movie for 2011 ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’ has not only created the magic of bringing Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma back together but has also introduced a new face on the big screen – none other than the gorgeous Parineeti Chopra.

Parineeti Chopra, who is also Priyanka Chopra’s cousin, has created quite a stir in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl with her role as Dimple Chaddha – a rich and spoilt Delhi-ite. Parineeti has done full justice to her role with her impeccable comic timing and brash dialogue delivery. Parineeti is ensured the continuation of the Chopra tradition of excellence.

Parineeti was working at Yash Raj Films as a PR consultant before she was discovered by none other than the director of Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl – Maneesh Sharma. Following an audition, she was selected for the role of Dimple and the results, of course, are for all to see.

Parineeti has wooed the audience and the critics alike with her brilliant performance. Needless to say, Yash Raj Films is doing everything in its power to cultivate her talent. Her next film Ishaqzaade will debut her in a leading role.

Is Parineeti a one movie wonder or will she continue to enthrall the audience? That remains to be seen!

A Different Friday with 17 cities, 28 Ladies! ‘Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl’

With the music already creating a stir and the audiences eagerly waiting to see the sizzling chemistry between Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma and his other 28 ladies… Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl is all set to ‘woo’ the audiences.

YRF and the audiences have high expectations, with a lot of the expected success riding upon the past spectacular achievement of Band Baaja Baarat.

The movie refers Ranveer Singh as the stylish and the most awaited conman who cons 28 ladies around Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai and a number of other cities!

One amongst the many cheated girls is Dimple Chaddha (Parineeti Chopra), a brash 19 year old from Delhi who loses her father’s fortune to the charming Ricky Bahl. Another lady is Raina Parulekar (Dipannita Sharma), a corporate hot-shot and Saira Rashid (Aditi Sharma) – a sweet and simple girl.

All these ladies unintentionally fall for the stylish conman and lose their bank balances to that “one” ultimate fraud.

So, let’s wait and watch who cons whom in this battle of “Thug Le” going live this Friday!

Launch of the ‘Teen Ladies’

Let’s meet the Ladies – Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Sharma and Dipannita Sharma!

Last week saw a bunch of beautiful women and one handsome stud bonding, giggling and enjoying themselves at the launch of the ‘Teen Ladies’ from Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.

The event was anchored by none other than the stars of the movie! Gorgeous Anushka Sharma and the charming Ranveer Singh took over the stage and the media to introduce the ladies and talk about their experiences during the making of the much anticipated movie.

The ‘Teen Ladies’ and the lead protagonists – Anushka and Ranveer – very clearly share an awesome chemistry off-screen, and was abundantly evident at the launch.

With the movie release just around the corner, let’s hope to catch the same magic and chemistry on-screen on 9th December 2011.

Profile of the Ladies:

Parineeti Chopra plays Dimple Chaddha, a brash 19 year old college girl.

Dipannita plays Raina Parulekar – a no-nonsense Mumbai corporate woman.

Aditi Sharma is a shy, sweet, hard-working widow from Lucknow named Saira Rashid.


Interview with Anushka Sharma on Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

Anushka Sharma could not have asked for a better debut three years ago. She was chosen to play the leading female role in Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, produced by Yash Raj Films opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan after auditioning for the part. She has since then continued to work with India’s legendary studio Yash Raj Films and gave the audience another two successful films; Badmaash Company and Band Baaja Baaraat. Sharma also worked in Patiala Housewith Akshay Kumar, her first and only venture outside Chopra’s production house so far.

Band Baaja Baaraat was special in her career as she garnered very positive reviews for her performance in the film. The project also marked the foray of rising star Ranveer Singh and director Maneesh Sharma in the Indian film industry. After the tremendous success of BBB, the trio have united again for Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl. Sharma will be seen in a new and sexy avatar in the film. The 23-year-old young Indian actress took out time to speak to BollySpice about her character in the film, her experience working with Singh and Sharma again and much more.

Tell me what your character in Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl is about?

I play the character of Ishika Desai. She is a sales girl in Mumbai who is very smart and very intelligent. She is someone who wants to earn a lot of money in life and simultaneously is very ambitious too. My character is a bit like a chameleon as she keeps changing her colours depending on the kind of customers she is dealing with, so that she can sell them more stuff. She is quite smart and a con woman in her own right.

What is the film all about and what is your role in the story?

Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl is a story about this guy called Ricky Bahl, who keeps conning women for a living. He cons these three girls and they decide to take revenge. In the process of taking that revenge he encounters my character Ishika Desai. After meeting my character in the film, a match begins between the two of them.

What is the premise of Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl?

A con-woman trying to con a conman and a conman trying to con a con-woman, that is the premise of the film (laughs).

Why did you say ‘yes’ to the film? Was it the script, the director or…?

There were lots of things, actually. First and foremost, the script obviously, after that of course, after Band Baaja Baaraat I am again working with Maneesh Sharma, who gave me the role of Shruti Kakkar and has now given me a different character in this film. He made sure that this character is completely different from my character in BBB and that is, what is exciting. The world of this film is so different from BBB, that it’s just challenging and I like that.

How was it working with Maneesh Sharma again? Has he changed from when you worked with him on his debut film?

Of course, he has. I think he is one of India’s best directors right now. You know what it is, whether he is making an urban film or a very slick film, he will always keep the film rooted and the characters are very rooted as well. That’s what makes him special as a director.

Like Maneesh, Ranveer Singh, the main lead in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl also made his debut with you in Baand Baaja Baaraat. Has he changed after stardom and has he changed as an actor?

He has changed as an actor. I think he has become better. But he has definitely not changed as a person. He is still the same, lovely to work with and a friend of mine. He has a lot of passion for his work and is a very hardworking guy.

Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Sharma and Dipannita Sharma play the three girls Ricky Bahl cons in the film. What was it like to work with them?

Dipannita, Pareeniti and Aditi, all three of them are rightly cast in the film. They are exactly like that in real life and that adds a lot of freshness to the film because they are playing roles which are similar to them which bring a lot of reality to the film. It was great working with them.

Who do you think out of these three girls, has the most potential to make it big in Bollywood?

All three of them, I think. They have done a very good job and I am sure you will enjoy their performances when you see the film.

You made your debut with Yash Raj Films and are still working closely with them. How has the journey been so far?

The journey has been wonderful. It is completely unexpected that I have reached here and that I have become an actor. I completely enjoy what I do. God has been very kind. The people have been very supportive and I have received a lot of love and appreciation right from my first film. Today, I am in a place where I am working with a lot of better directors, bigger production houses and getting a lot of good scripts, so I think it’s a good phase in my career and I am fully enjoying it.

The music has become really popular already. Which is your favourite song from the original soundtrack of the film?

My favourite songs are Thug Le and Jazba.

A lot of people have been talking about the video of Thug Le which has been choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant’s sister Shruti Merchant. How was it working with her as she is a newcomer?

I think Shruti is one of the best choreographers we have right now in this country. It’s her debut but if you see the song, the choreography is amazing. We haven’t seen such choreography and videos in a long time and the way she has put it together and the kind of energy she has brought into the song is fantastic. She has done a great job.

People are also amazed to see your slim figure in the song and in the promos. How did you attain the perfect body for this film?

I have always been this thin, so I don’t know what the big deal is right now. I have always been like that right from my first film and people are only surprised because they could not see my figure properly, they could barely just see my wrist in that movie. I have done nothing special for this movie. I only make sure to go to the gym every day. I work out five to six times a week. I also eat a very high protein diet every two hours and lead a very healthy lifestyle and stay away from bad habits.

Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl will have a red carpet world premiere and open the Dubai International Film Festival on the 8th December, followed by a worldwide release on the 9th December 2011.

Don 2 & Ladies vs Ricky Bahl in Dubai

Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, actor-director Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani will participate in a public interactive session and Q&A on Thursday, December 8, 2011, as part of the eighth Dubai International Film Festival, as part of the Dubai International Film Festival‘s celebration of Indian cinema.

The Bollywood team will also present a special preview of their much-anticipated movie Don 2: The Chase Continues, at 4pm at the Madinat Arena in Madinat Jumeirah. The conversation will be moderated by Anuradha Sengupta.

With a wide fan-following across the Arab world, Shah Rukh’s appearance is his second outing at the Dubai fest, having earlier been honoured for his contribution to cinema by DIFF.

Farhan Akhtar is also a popular actor noted for his roles in the superhit films Rock On and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. A former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra is the winner of the Indian National Award for Best Actress (Fashion), and has numerous titles to her credit including Dostana, Anjaana Anjaani and 7 Khoon Maaf.

Ritesh Sidhwani, who joined hands with Farhan Akhtar to launch Excel Entertainment, is the co-producer of several award-winning and critically acclaimed films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Rock On, Karthik Calling Karthik, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

The ‘Afternoon With’ conversation session precedes the Thursday night world premiere of Bollywood romantic comedy Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl starring Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma, and directed by Maneesh Sharma. The cast and crew will walk the Festival red carpet from 7pm.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for AED 30. The DIFF box office is now open online at http://www.dubaifilmfest.com and at the DIFFbox offices in Dubai Media City, JBR The Walk, Mall of the Emirates and Madinat Jumeirah. Additional information is also available through the Festival’s dedicated customer care number, 363 FILM (3456).

The Investment Corporation of Dubai is the title sponsor of the Dubai International Film Festival, which is held in association with Dubai Studio City. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, home to the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. For more and updated information about DIFF, please visit http://www.dubaifilmfest.com.

Dubai International Film Festival opens 2011 Indian cinema line-up with red carpet world premiere of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, an eagerly anticipated Bollywoodfilm that marks the second foray for rising star Ranveer Singh, will make its world premiere during the eighth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, heralding an exciting lineup of Indian cinema at the event.

The brand-new Hindi romantic comedy will be the red carpet gala of the Festival’s Celebration of Indian Cinema programme on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The eighth edition of DIFF, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, will run from December 7 to 14, 2011.

The film reunites Singh with award-winning co-star Anushka Sharma and director Maneesh Sharma after their surprise 2010 critical and commercial hit Band Baaja Baaraat. The cast and crew will walk the red carpet prior to the gala screening at the Madinat Arena, the centerpiece of the Festival’s Madinat Jumeirah headquarters.

The film depicts the story of suave and charismatic conman Ricky Bahl (Singh), who makes a living by deceiving women until he meets his match in the form of Sharma’s character. Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is produced by Aditya Chopra for Yash Raj Films, India’s legendary film studio and the engine behind contemporary classics including the starmaking Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, the Dhoom series, Hum Tum and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

The film’s soundtrack, often a major contributor to its longevity and success, has been crafted by the popular Bollywood duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, whose body of work includes Chak De India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion and Band Baaja Baaraat.

Dorothee Wenner, Consultant for the Subcontinent Programme, Dubai International Film Festival, said: “The premiere of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is a scoop for DIFF, and will appeal not just to the expatriate community but also to Arabs who have a strong affinity for Bollywood films. The trio’s earlier film, Band Baaja Baaraat, stood out for finely balancing Bollywood’s song-dance conventions with youthful sensibilities. Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is billed to be another wholesome entertainer that will appeal to all fans of Indian cinema.”

Nelson D’Souza, Head of Operations, Middle East & North Africa, Yash Raj Films, said: “Yash Raj Films is synonymous with films that have connected across generations through the last four decades. We are delighted to continue our long-standing association with the Dubai International Film Festival, which has previously hosted the star-studded world premieres of Yash Raj films including Kabul Express and Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. Ladies vs Ricky Bahl follows the success of our earlier release Band Baaja Baaraat, and is a quintessential Yash Raj Films family entertainer.”

DIFF’s Indian programming has consistently reflected the length and breadth of Indian cinema, from its arthouse and experimental traditions to its diverse geographies. This year will be equally diverse, Wenner promised. More details of the Indian line-up will be announced in coming weeks.

The eighth Dubai International Film Festival is organised in association with DubaiStudioCity. Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Pearl, Emirates Airline and Madinat Jumeirah, the home of the Dubai International Film Festival, are the principal sponsors of DIFF. The Festival is supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

For more and updated information about DIFF, please visit www.dubaifilmfest.com

Watch the trailer of this highly anticipated film here :

Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl‏

Yash Raj’s upcoming project, ‘Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl’ released the first look of Ricky Bahl in a song called ‘Aadat Se Majboor’ from the movie.

The movie stars, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Dipannita Sharma, Aditi Sharma and Parineeta Chopra. The movie is directed by Maneesh Sharma, music and lyrics are given by Salim – Sulaiman and Amitabh Bhattacharya respectively.

The movie is all set to release on the 9th of December, 2011.

Watch the video of ‘Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl’ on Official YRF Channel :