Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Rumored couple Deepika Padukone and Sidhartha Mallya just cannot stay apart from each these days. Since the media in India will not leave them alone if they want to spend time together here, Dips and Sid have decided to spend the New Year vacation in London. According to reports in the media, Deepika Padukone and Sidhartha Mallya have decided to pack off to London to catch up on their English friends there and we guess to spend some quality time in each other’s company.
Deepika Padukone has become almost a regular face in every party of the Mallyas and media speculations claim that she also gels well with rumored boyfriend Sidhartha Mallya’s friends. So do we get to hear the news that we all have been waiting for after the end of their London trip? The media will definitely keep their fingers crossed!
As of now, the dimpled Bangalore beauty has plans to party hard and shop harder while she is in London with her very good friend Sidhartha Mallya. So what is ex Ranbir Kapoor’s take on Dips’ New Year plans? It was only a few days ago that reports suggested the Ranbir has not yet gotten over his love for Deepika Padukone. Not that Dips gave a damn for his feelings then, and now too Depika has successfully rebuffed her ex by making romantic vacation plans with Sidhartha Mallya!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Actress Deepika becomes the face of her father, ace badminton player Prakash Padukone's organisation Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ).
"I am the face of Olympic Gold Quest. I have just come on board. Olympic Gold Quest is training our athletes for the Olympics in 2012," Deepika told IANS in an interview.
Prakash Padukone launched OGQ a few years back with billiards player Geet Sethi. The negligence of the government towards the athletes made them set up the organisation, which is being funded by corporates and individuals to produce some world-class sportsmen.
"Not enough is being done. In the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, we have proved that there is enough talent in our country. Not enough is being done in terms of promoting the talent," said Deepika.
"Government is not taking enough care of our athletes. That's why my father and Geet Sethi have set up Olympic Gold Quest, which is a non-profit organisation and the funds come from corporate houses. All of us can also contribute individually," Deepika stressed.
"The fund is used to train athletes. Whether it is tennis, badminton, their coaching, OGQ will take care of their equipment, uniforms and whatever else is required," she said.
Sportsmen like Leander Paes, Viswanathan Anand are already on board. Hockey Olympian Viren Rasquinha is the chief executive of OGQ.
Performance in sports also marks a country's development, says Deepika.
"I think the laurels that a sportsperson brings to the country are also a kind of development. Today, when we talk about America or Australia – these are the countries which are very, very popular in sports as well. So, it's not only the economic, political or infrastructural development, even sports can put you up there on the world map," said Deepika.
The actress maintains that the organisation would soon felicitate the Commonwealth and Asian games winners.
"We will be felicitating OGQ athletes, who performed well in the Asian Games and in the Commonwealth Games," said Deepika.
Monday, December 13, 2010
The super cute Love Aaj Kal pair teams up yet again. Yeh! we are talking about Saif and Deepika. They are all set to be seen together once again in an Illuminati Films (Saif and partner Dinesh Vijan's banner) project.
The untitled movie will be scripted by Imtiaz Ali and directed by Homi Adajania. The flick will go on floors in April 2011. The locations will be New Delhi, London and Spain.
Says Saif, "I was waiting for a script as contemporary and relevant as this is to come my way and it has been worth the wait. The story is romantic, funny and has a great balance of drama and entertainment. I've wanted to do a love story with a modern sensibility and treatment."
About working with Deepika again, the actor-producer says, "I'm looking forward to my pairing again. She has a fantastic role and I think she has grown impressively since Love Aaj Kal and will handle it very well."
Deepika, who considers Saif her favourite co-star says, "To find a script like this, which is edgy and quirky, had an instant connect for me. It also marks the reunion of the LAK team, with Saif, Dinoo (Dinesh Vijan) and me. I'm very excited to be working with Saif again, and I hope we can recreate the magic of Love Aaj Kal once again."