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Raveena Tandon to pair up with Govinda after a decade

Raveena TandonRaveena Tandon, who recently revealed her plans of doing quality projects in great speed, seems to be intent in offering her versatile best in those. The actress would be teaming up with actor Govinda for her next project, which would be a Dance Reality show.

“Speaking about their reunion, the actress has admitted that she didn’t have to think twice before giving her nod to the project as she believes Govinda is her ‘trump card'”, says source close to the actress.

“It’s like a cherry on the cake. Everyone talks about our timing. We share a common love for music and dance. We used to try to outdo each other, which got the best out of us,” said the actress.

There is no second thought in saying that Raveena and Govinda  truly rock the screen when they dance together. Such is their aura that many of their fans call them as the perfect on-screen mindblowing dancers.

Watch: ‘Happy Ending’ Trailer

Eros International has released the  official trailer of Happy Ending, directed by Raj & DK. The flim features Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Kalki Koechlin, Govinda & Ranvir Shorey. The film is produced by Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan and Sunil Lulla with music composed by Sachin-Jigar.

Synopsis: A Hard core Commitment Phobic , running away from all the I Love You’s best describes Yudi. He may not have a problem with the phrase but the after effects of it are too much for him to handle. An author in his late 30’s, he’s suave, sophisticated and is enjoying his life whilst avoiding any kind of sticky love situations. His claim to fame being a single book written by him years ago which was an instant hit . He hasn’t managed to pen anything in many years since then as he doesn’t have to . He’s got everything that he always wanted – Fame, Money & Girls! Why exert yourself when you have everything you need ?

Happy Ending UK Release Eros InternationalEspecially not like his friend Montu , who fell in love with one woman & married her and then became an Oops father . Why tie yourself down to one woman when you have the buffet at your disposal!

Yudi thanks his lucky stars every time he thinks otherwise.

Sounds like a Happy Ending to us…. But don’t get carried away, it’s just the beginning! Yudis happy life is about to encounter a speed breaker as he’s out of both money & luck.

To make matters worse his ex-girlfriend  who thinks she still is his girlfriend  has him on a tight leash while he’s also trying to compete with Aanchal, A famous and talented love story writer. His only salvation comes in the form of his agent who gets him a gig to write a script for an upcoming  Bollywood comedy. And the hero in this film? Action star extraordinaire Armaan who is looking to  reinvent himself as a lover boy & has enough help from every famous  cosmetic surgeon in the world.

So with such odds against him, what happens to Yudi ? Does love or a Happy Ending Exist at all??  Does he get his Happy Ending after all? “HAPPY ENDING” the Baap of all Romantic comedies which mocks love stories by pointing a finger at love, Puts all Romantic comedies to shame.

Eros International will release the film in UK cinemas on 21 November 2014. 

Watch: ‘Kill Dil’ Title Track

The cool killer trio is here. Catch the wild, raw and dirty killers go crazy in the infectious and catchy Kill Dil Title Track.

Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan at their besttake you straight into the ‘wild wild North’ world of the indomitable characters – Dev, Tutu and Bhaiyaji.

Kill Dil releases in UK cinemas through Yash Raj Films on 14th November 2014.

Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev(Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill!

All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free-spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix.

What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.

Directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Aditya Chopra, Kill Dil is an entertaining thriller about guns and romance. Music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by Gulzar.


YRF to release ‘Kill Dil’ in UK cinemas

Yash Raj Films will release their upcoming production Kill Dil in UK cinemas on 14th November 2014.

The production house has also today released the official poster of Kill Dil after the series of teaser character posters created a huge anticipation for the first look poster.

Kill Dil Poster

Synopsis: Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev(Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable,Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill!

All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free-spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix.

What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.

The film releases in UK cinemas on 14th November 2014 through Yash Raj Films.

Directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Aditya Chopra, Kill Dil is an entertaining thriller about guns and romance. The music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics penned by Gulzar.

The trailer of the film will be released online on 18th September 2014. 

Interview: Ranveer Singh talks about ‘Gunday’

Gunday - UK (1)Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is on a high after a rewarding 2013 with films like Lootera earning him critical appreciation and Goliyoun Ka Rasleela –Ramleela giving him a blockbuster at the box office. The young actor made his debut in Hindi films with YRF’s Band Baaja Barat in 2010 and soon thereafter became the studio’s blue-eyed boy. His third film with the studio, spearheaded by Aditya Chopra, is called Gunday and is set in the 1970s.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan), Gunday will release in UK cinemas on Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2014. The film also stars international recording artist and actress Priyanka Chopra along with Arjun Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.

In conversation with Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik, the 28-year-old talks about Gunday, his love for Govinda, the UK success of his last film and much more…


How would you describe the past year for you professionally?
I think it’s been a very good year. It’s just what the doctor ordered after the previous year (2012) where I didn’t have a release at all. I had a break of nineteen months which was a bit of a slump. It’s not the best thing when you don’t have any instalments in your body of work for such a long period, right in the beginning of your career. But I had two films in 2013 that have most certainly done well for me. Lootera received critical appreciation and I think, is the best reviewed film of the year [2013]. Goliyoun Ka Rasleela – Ramleela is a bona fide hit at the box office and also received critical acclaim. I am really happy with the way things have gone last year. I would describe Lootera as a step forward and Goliyoun Ka Rasleela – Ramleela as a giant leap forward in my career. All the nominations that I have received for my work in Goliyoun Ka Rasleela – Ramleela at various award functions have also validated my belief that I had a good past year. I feel good but it’s done and in the past. I am only looking forward to this year and my forthcoming releases Gunday and Kill Dil.



You play a quiet character in Gunday. That is very opposite to how you are in real life…
Well, it’s not as quiet as you would think if you are using the word at the outset. You have to really see the film and you will realise that it’s not Ram-Lakhan or Jai-Veeru. It’s Lakhan-Lakhan or Veeru-Veeru. It’s as if both of the characters are full of life. It’s just that in a conflict or dramatic situation, one of them acts impulsively, that is the character played by Arjun Kapoor. My character is a rather calculating guy. He calculates situations in order to make a smart move. The other guy is loose cannon. He doesn’t think. My character, Vikram, is a mastermind. He has just been blessed with a sharp mind and is a real hustler.


Gunday Music Launch - Ranveer

Two trailers of the film have been released. Don’t you think that too much of the film has already been revealed?
No, not really. The most important things for me is that an audience going to see the film should know what they are going to get out of the film in order to avoid disappointment. I have seen a lot of trailers in my life that promised something, yet I came out of the films saying “This is not what I went to see”. Somehow you just feel disappointed and think that you saw something that you weren’t expecting. I think, Gunday has a lot to offer and we are not misleading our audience about what they will see when they come to cinemas. There is no question of too much being given away because the two-and-a-half hours have so much to offer that no one will feel that too much was revealed already.


Your dance steps and expressions in a song from Gunday, Tune Maari Entriyaan, remind me of Govinda…
It’s unintentional but I will admit that I grew up on Govinda, Anil Kapoor and the Khans. I was a 90s baby and I was consuming everything that was popular. Govinda is my foundation for performance. In a song like Tune Maari Entryiaan, what will come out of me will probably be inspired by Govinda. The most surreal thing is that now I am sharing screen space with him. He is someone I looked up to and after watching his films I would say “Someday even I want to be a hero.” He is really my idol and inspiration, in the true sense of the word. The first morning he came on set for Kill Dil, I turned to Shaad Ali (director) and asked him, “Do you realise what is happening?” It was such a dream come true to be directed by Shaad in a film produced by YRF that also stars Govinda. I can’t even describe the feeling of working with him. I have always dreamt of becoming an actor. Whenever I envisioned it, the director would be Shaad and the producer would be Yash Raj Films. That is all in place.



Gunday is primarily about friendship. What is friendship for you?
Friendship for me is a bond. A lot of things go into that bond e.g. trust, dependability, reliability, sharing good and bad times. Your friend has to be your confidante and your pillar of support. I have been blessed to have really close buddies. I’d take a bullet for any of them without batting an eyelid and I’m sure they would do the same for me. I know of people who unfortunately, never had these kinds of relationships. Friends are the special relationships in life that you choose. I know of people who never had that kind of connection with anyone. I know a little bit about what it means to have a friend who you think of as more than just a friend, who is almost like a brother that you never had.


Gunday - UK Release (3)

You are really experimenting with your style and outfits off-screen recently…
It’s just that I’m bored. It is out of sheer boredom. I could not be asked to wear one more black suit. It’s either black, grey or dark blue. It’s the same thing over and over again. I got really bored and wanted to wear something different, for my own amusement. I understand that it polarises the fashionistas out there. Some love it, some hate it, some think it’s outstanding and some think it’s ghastly. But that’s okay. I dress for myself. If I feel good about what I’m wearing when I step out, that is all what matters. But yes, sometimes I look back and think, “That suit was really ghastly. I don’t know what I was thinking.” But still, it’s okay because in the moment it seemed fine and it’s something different.


Your last film Goliyoun Ka Rasleela – Ramleela performed better than most releases in the UK last year beating films like Krrish 3, earning almost £1 million at the UK box office. What are your expectations from Gunday now?
Wow, that is some amazing statistics. I do think that it has a lot to do with Deepika’s star value and most of all Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s brand value in the overseas market. But I did benefit from it. A lot of people watched it and I hope people liked my work. I think people have me in their mind and will watch my next film. Gunday is a big film, which I think will be enjoyed by UK audiences. It’s a credible mass entertainer. A mass entertainer has almost become an insult as they are films with no stories, item numbers and a few gags. I am very proud that Gunday is not like that and has a very good story.


GUNDAY releases in UK cinemas on 14th February 2014.  

(This interview was first published in Asian Sunday Newspaper, 9th February 2014)