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‘Kill Dil’ comes to UK cinemas on 14th November

Marking the arrival of an exciting new genre in Indian cinema – the ‘slick flick’ – Yash Raj Films presents the best of Bollywood’s new generation of talent in one of the most compelling and innovative films of the year, Kill Dil, releasing in UK cinemas on 14th November.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Kill Dil is a glossy action flick with spirited passion at the heart of it. The film is directed by Shaad Ali, who makes an experimental departure from earlier super hits such as Bunty Aur Babli

Super stylised but substance heavy, Kill Dil features Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra essaying their most leftfield roles to date. Making a radical departure from the comedy genre he is famous for, screen veteran Govinda depicts a negative role with equal prowess.

The buddy movie redefined for a new generation, Kill Dil combines action with romance, portrayed through a pulp fiction style of filmmaking that’s sure to be appreciated by film lovers and critics alike. The captivating mise en scene is complimented by an equally ingenious and addictive soundtrack composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

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, in turn, 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. Kill Dil is a film about the tricks the heart plays on an unsuspecting victim of love.

Prepare for a new dawn in Indian filmmaking as the Buddy Movie gets redefined in Kill Dil, presented by Yash Raj Films, releasing in UK cinemas on 14th November 2014.

 

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. 

Parineeti Chopra’s challenging sequence in Daawat-e-Ishq

DEI (5)Parineeti Chopra will be seen driving an original Impala model from the year 1964 in Yash Raj Films’ next, Daawat-e-Ishq. To get used to the vehicle, the actress had to practice behind the wheel for a couple of hours before shooting for the scene.

The original Impala has mechanical settings that render the car extremely heavy, unlike the usual power steering cars. This made it tricky for Parineeti to drive the car effortlessly and the entire sequence proved a heavy-duty challenge for the actress, requiring her to put in a lot of muscle while making it look natural.

The actress loves driving cars but she admits the Impala was a tough one, despite previously having handled a jeep in Ishaqzaade. In addition to mastering the Impala, the film required numerous other exciting challenges for Parineeti, not least of all learning fluent Urdu.

Yash Raj Films will release Daawat-E-Ishq in UK cinemas on 19th September 2014. 

 Watch the making of the film here:

 

YRF announces its renewed movie slate

Yash Raj Films has renewed its slate of forthcoming films for 2014 and 2015.


MARDAANI  
 22 August, 2014

Shivani Shivaji Roy is an astute cop working in a Mumbai Crime Branch unit. Deft at picking up hidden clues and fearless in confronting hardened criminals, Shivani stumbles on a case that will change her life forever.

Starring Rani Mukerji in the lead, playing the role of a cop for the first time, the raw and gritty film will be a distinct departure from Pradeep Sarkar’s style of filmmaking.

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Produced by Aditya Chopra

DAAWAT-E-ISHQ – 05 September, 2014

A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru” Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.

Starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra

Written & Directed by Habib Faisal and Produced by Aditya Chopra

Music by Sajid-Wajid and Lyrics by Kausar Munir

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Diwali, 2014

An action-packed musical heist.

Starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff & Vivaan Shah. Directed by Farah Khan and Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. Music by Vishal-Shekhar and Lyrics by Irshad Kamil

Distributed worldwide exclusively by YRF

KILL DIL 14 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.

Starring Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda

Directed by Shaad Ali and Produced by Aditya Chopra. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Lyrics by Gulzar

TITLI – TBD

In the badlands of Delhi’s dystopic underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business.

His struggle to do so is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who finally try marrying him off to ‘settle’ him.

Titli, finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, caught though she is in her own web of warped reality and dysfunctional dreams. They form a strange, beneficial partnership, only to confront their inability to escape the bindings of their family roots. But is escape, the same as freedom?

Starring Ranveer Shorey, Amit Sial and introducing Shashank Arora

Directed by Kanu Behl and Produced by Dibakar Banerjee

DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! – 13 February, 2015

In a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940’s, the film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It’s his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction.

Starring Sushant Singh Rajput. Directed and Produced by Dibakar Banerjee

BANK-CHOR – 06 March, 2015

A comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas.

Starring Kapil Sharma. Directed by Bumpy and Produced by Ashish Patil. A Y-Films Production.

DUM LAGA KE HAISHA – 24 April, 2015

From overcoming his fear of the English language to dealing with an overbearing father, Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) discovers that his oversized and mismatched wife, Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), who he thought was a spanner in his business and life, will actually lead him to something quite cool.

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar

Directed by Sharad Kataria and Produced by Maneesh Sharma. Music by Anu Malik

FAN – 14 August, 2015

Shah Rukh Khan, the man unarguably with one of the greatest fan following globally, will now play the role of being the biggest fan himself in the forthcoming movie.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Produced by Aditya Chopra and Written by Habib Faisal

Interview: Sidharth Malhotra talks about ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’

Sidharth Malhotra in Hasee Toh Phasee UKBollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra speaks to BollyNewsUK about his second Bollywood film, Hasee Toh Phasee.

Produced by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films, Hasee Toh Phasee, is set to release in UK cinemas on 7th February 2014. The film also stars Parineeti Chopra and Adah Sharma in pivotal roles.

Your second film is co-produced by Karan Johar who directed your first film. Did he offer you Hasee Toh Phasee?
The offer actually came from Phantom Films (Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwane). It all started when Phantom Films wanted to co-produce a movie with Dharma Productions and they had enquired about me. From that enquiry, Karan gave me the script of the film and told me to read it and if I like it, he said that we will go further. I read it and being just one film old, I guess you can’t really figure out everything just by reading a script or your instincts aren’t great yet. I have now started meeting the directors when I read scripts which began with Hasee Toh Phasee. The film has a lot of quirky stuff like the heroine eating toothpaste, getting stuck on the love seat up in the air and a lot of other quirky things that audiences will see when they watch the movie. I met the director (Vinil Mathew) and I was sold after meeting him as he is very quirky himself in real life. Vinil has a lot work under his belt as an ad director. I think, just meeting him was the one thing why I did the film.

Hasee Toh Phasee UK Release

One can guess from the trailer that it’s a love story where the boy meets the girl and they fall in love. What else is the film all about?
That is correct. You know, films of the rom-com genre are the toughest to promote and market. Of course, every rom-com is different but everyone already knows the ending which is similar for our film (laughs). Hasee Toh Phasee is different in a way because our characters are not how people would imagine them to be. We don’t play the typical hero and heroine. Every family has the not so successful kind of boy and that is my character in the film. He is a very confused boy who doesn’t know what to do in life. He runs an unsuccessful event management company and is pressured by his family to earn a lot of money. Actually, he has to earn a certain amount of money in the film. He thinks he is cool, but he is not. He is one of those confident kind of guys but still very emotional and correct. My friends from Delhi are like that as they get a lot of pressure about their work. Then my character meets Parineeti, who is also not very popular in her family. She comes to Mumbai and meets my character and that is what the film is all about. It’s a story of how they meet for seven days and how they interact as it’s not love at first sight. It becomes very intriguing as they spend more time together and find out weird things about each other. It is a rom-com but our characters are not what audiences would usually expect from this kind of a film.

Your first co-star Alia Bhatt just said that she is not confident about the fate of her second film at the box office. Are you worried about box office success?
Well, of course, there is that aspect. But what I am more concerned about is pulling off a solo film. I am also hoping for a little appreciation in terms of acting abilities and hope that people feel that I can play variations and characters as it’s very different from Student Of The Year. The money aspect comes in much later. I think, initially you need to focus on making a good quality product. It’s Vinil Mathew’s first feature film who has to prove his directing abilities and my first solo hero film and I have to prove my mettle as an actor. It will hopefully make money but I don’t think we need to stress about it. It’s not the kind of film where we spent an extravagant amount of money and need to worry about recovering the costs. My concern is that audiences like my character, the performances and feel that we have done something different and new, yet at the same time convincing.

You sound more confident and less shy from your Student Of The Year days…
Yes, for some odd reason I have been getting this feedback from a lot of people. Maybe I was taking my character too seriously or maybe because of Karan Johar as no one else speaks in front of him and in front of Varun Dhawan (laughs). Hopefully, people will also feel a difference when they see me in Hasee Toh Phasee.

You also look much younger in some scenes…
Yes, I had to become leaner for the film and I may look younger because of the hairstyle. This is actually a film where I am playing a character that is my age, someone in his twenties, unlike Student Of The Year. I guess being leaner and not going to the gym for the film also made me look younger.

Sidharth and Parineeti - Hasee Toh PhaseeHasee Toh Phasee is quite a fun title…
It’s an apt title because the film is only about the couple. In all honesty, the title isn’t really connected to the film though in terms of the storyline (laughs). It sounds very commercial but the film isn’t really an all-out commercial film and far more muted and subtle in performances. We actually had another title when we started the film and Hasee Toh Phasee was suggested by one of the producers, Vikas Bahl.

The music album is being liked but people are really talking about your dance song ‘Shake it like Shammi’ .
Yes, we have three dance tracks and three romantic songs in the film. There is always pressure when performing for dance songs. Shake it like Shammi is almost like a solo song for me. I would also like to clarify that Shake it like Shammi is not a tribute to Shammi Kapoor. People keep writing about it as a tribute because of the ‘Shammi’ in the song. It’s just a lyrical use of the name. The character that I am playing is not that cool that he could shake it like Shammi. It’s his attempt to shake it like Shammi to impress a girl. It’s not like Badtameez Dil where the guy is cool and can do a full-on item song performance. I think it’s come out in a fun and interesting way. I hope everyone likes it.

 


During Student Of The Year, Karan Johar said that dancing is something you need to focus on. Did you spend a lot of time rehearsing for Shake it Like Shammi?

Remo D’Souza choreographed the song and was aware of that. We did a lot of rehearsals. Usually we don’t have a lot of time to rehearse. I was filming for something else but was rehearsing over night for five days for the song. It always helps to have more rehearsals as you will be more comfortable with the steps. I was quite conscious of it myself as I personally didn’t like the way I performed on the songs in Student Of The Year. I think, it also comes from the fact that I was never trained in dancing. My training began on the job. I learnt and picked up dancing as I was doing the film. It was tough for Shake It Like Shammi and Remo did make me rehearse a lot. We have some interesting steps and shots and hopefully the song will work with audiences.

 

Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra - Hasee Toh PhaseeWhat is your definition of love?
It’s odd to sum up love in a few words or sentences. But for me, love is spending time with someone, being understanding of what the other person needs and being secure. I hate somebody being insecure and not giving me space, but then again, I think that is all men (laughs). There should be no pretense to it and can’t have any hidden agendas. To be in love with someone, it has to be an honest relationship and a lot of friendship. If you can have all these things and still enjoy the time you spend with someone, that is love. It also tells you a lot about a person if you go and spend some time alone with somebody. If you can manage to take break while you are dating and go away somewhere where you only have that person to talk to, that tells you a lot about how good your chemistry is.

 

HASEE TOH PHASEE opens in UK cinemas on 7th February 2014.

Photos: Parineeti and Urmila at Manish Malhotra’s London charity show

Manish Malhotra with Urmila Matondkar and Parineeti Chopra at Fashion Fundraiser in Londn for The Angeli FoundationIndia’s leading fashion designer Manish Malhotra last night stunned London fans as his breath-taking collection appeared on a London catwalk for the very first time.

The award-winning designer showcased his collection at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane, in aid of The Angeli Foundation, a charity that works to empower the Girl Child in India, and in association with Dubai based Rivaage boutique.

The 450-strong audience at The Angeli Foundation Gala Fundraiser, were on their feet with rapturous applause as Malhotra’s Bollywood buddies Parineeti Chopra and Urmila Matondkar walked the ramp to support the designer and the cause.

As well as Parineeti Chopra and Urmila Matondkar, a host of British Asian stars also put on their glad rags and came out to support The Angeli Foundation and Manish. 

 Malhotra’s collection was organically Indian with Kashmiri and Chikankari work woven onto traditional silhouettes and styles such as the lehngas, his signature floor length anarkalis and lehnga anarkalis in colors inspired from 50’s such as exclusively dyed corals, pinks, blues.

The two leading ladies certainly did Malhotra’s collection justice. Ms Matondkar who opened the show was dressed in a beautifully fitted and styled navy lehnga woven with white chikankari, with Parineeti Chopra adding fabulous glamour to the finale in a glittering floor length, red and gold anarkali lehnga. 

Malhotra selected The Angeli Foundation as the charity of choice for his UK launch after the horrific rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi highlighted the shocking inequality and attitudes towards women in our country. The Angeli Foundation works to ‘Save the Girl Child’ and redress the balance for women who are treated as second-class citizens throughout their lives. From female foeticide to limiting healthcare and education in favour of male siblings, to bride burnings, unreported rapes and acid attacks, inequality exists from womb to woman.

He said of his support for The Angeli Foundation and the response on the evening: “I can think of no better partner to have worked with for my debut show in London. The Angeli Foundation works so hard at a grass roots level to change the lives of young girls in the hope that their voices will eventually be heard and that attitudes in our society will change. As celebrities, it is our role and responsibility to lead by example and if I can make some small change by lending my support to this invaluable case, then I have achieved something.”

Parineeti Chopra added: “As a former PR person I know the value of celebrity and how they can help raise awareness and start to drive debate and discussion. After the tragedy in December I don’t think there is anyone in our industry that doesn’t feel strongly about gender inequality and the terrible treatment of women. When Manish asked if I would walk the ramp for the Foundation, there was no doubt in my mind that it would be an honour to play a part in something so important.”

Ratika Puri Kapoor, chair of UK Chapter of The Angeli Foundation said of the event: “I have been overwhelmed by the support that we have received for The Angeli Foundation. As a small charity that is still in its infancy in the UK we needed to create a springboard that would help raise the issues around gender inequality in India and highlight the objectives that we have as a charity. There is no doubt that we couldn’t have raised our profile in any better way than with the support of Manish, Parineeti, Urmila and the amazing British contingent who I hope will take the message on further.”

The Manish Malhotra Fashion Extravaganza in aid of The Angeli Foundation and in association with Rivaage Boutique took place on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The event was sponsored by Air India and Exclusive Cakes4U.

 

Parineeti Chopra speaks at the Manish Malhotra Fashion Fundraiser for the Angeli Foundation in London

Bollywood star Urmila Matondkar at the Manish Malhotra Gala Fashion Fundraiser in London in aid of The Angeli Foundation

Presenter Hajra Mian, Ratika Puri Kapur, Urmila Matondkar, Manish Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra and Angeli Kapoor Puri at The Angeli Foundation Fundraiser in London

Manish Malhotra with Urmila and Parineeti at Fashion Fundraiser for The Angeli Foundation in London

Manish Malhotra with Urmila Matondkar and Parineeti Chopra at Fashion Fundraiser in Londn for The Angeli Foundation

Manish Malhotra receives huge applause from guests at Fashion Fundraiser in London for The Angeli Foundation

Bollywood star Parineeti Copra stuns audiences at Manish Malhotra Fashion Fundraiser in London for The Angeli Foundation

Bollywood star Parineeti Chopra at Manish Malhotra Fashion Fundraiser in London for The Angeli Foundation

Bollywood star Urmila Matondkar opens the Manish Malhotra Fashion Fundraiser in London for The Angeli Foundation

Bollywood star Urmila Matondkar at Manish Malhotra Fashion Fundraiser in London for The Angeli Foundation

 

Parineeti Chopra and Urmila to support Manish Malhotra’s charity show in London

Bollywood and Brit glamour go head to head on Saturday 23rd February as India’s top fashion designer, Manish Malhotra showcases his first collection in the UK. The stars are set to gather at a gala charity fundraiser in aid of The Angeli Foundation, a charity that works to empower the Girl Child in India.

The hottest news is that Bollywood darling Parineeti Chopra will be jetting in to support her close friend and ‘walk the ramp’ along with Rangeela star Urmila Matondkar. Rumour has it that Malhotra has a couple of other Bollywood guests up his sleeve.

The British contingent is also getting their glad rags ready as they turn out for a night of glamour, glitz and giving. Amongst the stars lending their support to The Angeli Foundation will be legendary star Meera Syal, Adil Ray now better known as Citizen Khan, Holby City and Casualty stars Laila Rouass, Sunetra Sarker and Hari Dhillon, Coronation Street’s Jimi Harkishin, former Eastenders Ace Bhatti and Shivani Ghai, BBC TV presenters Anita Rani and Sonali Shah, BBC radio presentersAnushka Arora, Sunny & Shay, Radio 1’s Nihal, and Kiss FM’s DJ Neev.

The Angeli Foundation works to ‘Save the Girl Child’ and redress the balance for women who are treated as second-class citizens throughout their lives. From female foeticide to limiting healthcare and education in favour of male siblings, to bride burnings, unreported rapes and acid attacks, inequality in India exists from womb to woman.

Ratika Puri Kapur, chair of the UK Chapter of The Angeli Foundation said of the celebrity support: “We are very excited that Parineeti and Urmila have both agreed to come to our fundraiser and walk the ramp! I am sure they will be the showstoppers on the night. I have also been amazed and touched by the level of support from all the British celebrities and am looking forward to meeting them all. It is going to be a very important night for all the girls in India that we work with to give them a sense of value and independence.”

Proceeds from ticket sales and an exclusive live auction will go to two specific projects run by The Angeli Foundation: