Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Deepika Padukone’s love for badminiton

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Deepika Padukone’s love for badminiton is well known and the actresses shared this pictures taken during a break while shooting for movie Piku. Deepika keeps her fans posted about her acitivty. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Having suffered from anxiety and depression, Deepika Padukone opens up about her personal experience, and why is it important to take up the cause of mental health...

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Having suffered from anxiety and depression, Deepika Padukone opens up about her personal experience, and why is it important to take up the cause of mental health... In early 2014, while I was being appreciated for my work, one morning, I woke up feeling different. A day earlier, I had fainted due to exhaustion; it was all downhill from there. I felt a strange emptiness in my stomach.

I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away. My breath was shallow, I suffered from lack of concentration and I broke down often.

Over a period of time, it got worse. When my parents visited, I would put up a brave front because they were worried about me living alone and working long hours.

Then, once, while talking to my mother (Ujjala Padukone), I broke down. She realised the problem, and got in touch with a psychologist friend, Anna Chandy, to get to the root of the cause.

Every morning, it was a struggle to wake up, and shoot for Happy New Year’s (HNY; 2014) climax. Finally, I had a word with Anna aunty. She flew to Mumbai from Bengaluru, and I talked my heart out to her. She concluded that I was suffering from anxiety and depression.

When she  suggested I take medication, I was resistant. I thought talking was enough. Later, I met another psychologist, Dr Shyam Bhatt, in Bengaluru for a second opinion.
 
There were days when I would feel okay, but at times, within a day, there was a roller-coaster of feelings. Finally, I accepted my condition. The counselling helped, but only to an extent. Then, I took medication, and today I am much better.

Most of HNY was shot through this phase. But before starting my next with Shoojit Sircar, I took a two-month break to recover mentally and physically. I spent time with my family in Bengaluru and was soon better. But, when I returned to Mumbai, I heard about a friend committing suicide due to anxiety and depression. It was a huge blow.

My personal experience as well as my friend’s death urged me to take up this issue, which isn’t usually talked about. There is shame and stigma attached to talking about depression. In fact, one in every four people suffer from anxiety and depression.

The World Health Organisation has stated that this will be the most widespread epidemic in the next few years. We talk about all kinds of aliments, but this is probably one of the deadliest mental disorders. Nothing, including life, makes sense to people suffering from it. Overcoming it has made me a stronger person and I now value my life much more. Accepting it and speaking about it has liberated me. I have stopped taking medication, and I hope my example will help people reach out for help.

I feel that at times, the patient just wants to talk, and isn’t seeking advice. But, well-wishers saying things like, ‘Don’t worry, it will all be alright,’ might be detrimental.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ileana, Deepika, Kareena: Saif's hottest heroine?

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Saif Ali Khan's new film Happy Ending brings him together with Ileana D'Cruz for the first time.

Given Saif's past pairings, it sure is a tall order for the Happy Ending actress.

 
Ileana, last seen in Main Tera Hero, has to fill some rather glamorous shoes to fill, a dekkoat Saif past heroines will tell you.

From the drop dead gorgeous Deepika and Kareena to the thinking man's fantasy Vidya Balan and the livewire Rani Mukerji, we're sure you'd have your own favourites among them.

Here's a look at the Nawab's HOTTEST onscreen loves over the years.

Go on, VOTE for the best jodi at the end!
Tamannaah Bhatia

 
IHumshakals, Saif was paired opposite Tamannaah Bhatia.

The film may have offered only lowbrow comedy, but did we find a potential hit jodi
Sonakshi Sinha
 
His Bullett Raja heroine Sonakshi Sinha may not be as glamorous as his other heroines but she has her own sizeable fan following.

One of the most bankable actresses of her generation, Sonakshi proved her acting mettle with Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera.
Deepika Padukone
 
Deepika Padukone is one of the most gorgeous actresses to grace the big screen. And she can act too!

Her chemistry with Saif in Love Aaj KalRace 2 and Cocktail was a cracker.

Parineeti Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Kangna Ranaut at Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate

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Kangna Ranaut, Parineeti Chopra and Deepika PadukoneThe third season of Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate will end on a high note, as it will feature stars like Parineeti Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Kangna Ranaut.
'Honoured to be on the satyamev jayate finale with Aamir, Deepika and Kangana. Dont miss it!!' Parineeti tweeted.

The final episode will air this Sunday.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy New Year team received a lot of love on the sets of Comedy Nights With Kapil.

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The Happy New Year team received a lot of love on the sets of Comedy Nights With Kapil.
The Happy New Year team -- actors Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah and directorFarah Khan -- will promote their upcoming film on television this weekend.
When they arrived on the sets of Comedy Nights With Kapil, they obviously couldn't get enough of each other, and went on a hugging spree.
Here's a look:
Shah Rukh Khan Deepika Padukone
 
It all started with Shah Rukh Khan hugging his film's leading lady Deepika Padukone.
Boman Irani and Deepika Padukone
 
Deepika, in turn, hugged and even kissed Boman Irani.
Abhishek Bachchan and Kiku Sharda
 
Abhishek Bachchan hugged Kiku Sharda's Pallak.
Kapil Sharma hugs Farah Khan
 
Comedy Nights host Kapil Sharma hugged Farah Khan.
Boman Irani and Sumona Chakravarti
 
Boman Irani then hugged Sumona Chakravarti, who plays Manju Sharma on the show.
Shah Rukh Khan and Sunil Grover
 
Sunil Grover's Gutthi couldn't get over Shah Rukh.
Happy New Year
 
The show concluded with SRK's signature hug, with the superstar leading the proceedings, followed by Ali Asgar's Dadi, Abhishek Bachchan and Sonu Sood.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Deepika, Sonakshi, Kajol, Big B: It's a fashion parade at this awards show!

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Bollywood's A-listers arrived at the first Star Box Office awards, held in Mumbai recently, dressed in their absolute designer best.

Take a look.

 
Deepika Padukone was a total knockout in her slinky black outfit. Bet they sewed the dress on her!

 
Her contemporary Sonakshi Sinha was at the top of her fashion game too, except that her look was more vintage.

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