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Tena Desae is ‘excited to meet British Royalty’

Tena Actress Tena Desae is excited to be attending the Royal premiere of her upcoming film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, in London today.

In an interview with Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik, the 27-year-old actress spoke about her excitement to meet members of the Royal family and attending the world premiere of her next film.

“The Royal premiere is a big compliment and moment for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Having any association with the Royal family is always a something of huge significance to any project.  I am ecstatic that members of the Royal family will be at the premiere and I am looking forward to meeting them.  I have always loved coming to London and have always loved the British Royalty. I am very excited and I don’t’ know what to expect. Whatever it is, it is going to be something I will cherish for my entire life. I just hope they like the film as much as they liked the first part,” said Desae.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tena Desae). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig).

Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors.

Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel releases in UK cinemas on 27th February 2015 through 20th Century Fox. 

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Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat to meet London fans

The leading actors of the forthcoming Dharma Production 2 States, Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, along with the best-selling author of the novel: 2 States – The Story of My Marriage will greet fans at Cineworld, Feltham on Friday, 4th April 2014. 

The trio will meet and greet fans at the venue in west-London from 19:00. 

2 States releases in UK cinemas on 18th April 2014. 



Kunal Kohli’s ‘Uff’ in ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’

Director Kunal Kohli has revealed that he has tried to ape late filmmaker Vijay Anand’s style while shooting the song “Uff” for his forthcoming film Teri Meri Kahaani.

“One of the best directors of the 1960 era was Vijay Anand and I have tried to shoot the song like a tribute to him. Shot it like the way he used to shoot the songs, like in ‘Teesri Manzil’ and films like that,” said Kohli.

“So I have given it that flavour of music and the shooting style as if it’s a Vijay Anand song,” he added.

Teri Meri Kahaani, starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, is a love story that spans across three eras 1910, 1960 and 2012. It is slated for release June 22.

Shahid says the word ‘Uff’ is very typical of the 1960 era.

 “‘Uff’ I think is a very interesting word. You have heard a lot of ‘uffs’ and ‘yahoo’ in the 1960s,” the 31-year-old said.

The song has been sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan, and composer Wajid of duo Sajid-Wajid, is all praise for them.

“The way he (Sonu) has sung it, I think you’ve just got to hear it to believe it. I feel that in whichever film Sonu or Sunidhi sing for me, that film is complete for me,” Wajid said.

Teri Meri Kahaani will have a UK Premiere at Cineworld, Feltham on 21st June which will be attended by the actors and director of the film.