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Sonakshi Sinha: I will always look up to my dad

The Tevar actress wishes her father on a social networking site as he turn 69 today

On Shatrughan Sinha‘s 69th birthday Tuesday, his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha wished the actor-turned-politician, saying that he is her idol.
The Kalicharan star is often called Shotgun. “Happy B’day to the man I will always look up to, n whos “sona baby” I will be forever, love u popsy@ShatruganSinha,” she tweeted.

Sonakshi, who gave a dhamakedaar birthday present last year in the form of R… Rajkumar to her father, also posted a photograph with him. Singer Mika Singh also wished him calling him a “legend”.

“Happy birthday to the legend…@ShatruganSinha …Khamosh,” he tweeted.

I’ll always look up to my father: Sonakshi

Mumbai: On Shatrughan Sinha's 69th birthday Tuesday, his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha wished the actor-turned-politician, saying that he is her idol.

The "Kalicharan" star is often called Shotgun.

“Happy B'day to the man I will always look up to, n whos "sona baby" I will be forever, love u popsy@ShatruganSinha,” she tweeted. 

Sonakshi, who gave a "dhamakedaar" birthday present last year in the form of "R... Rajkumar" to her father, also posted a photograph with him. 

Singer Mika Singh also wished him calling him a "legend". 

“Happy birthday to the legend...@ShatruganSinha ...Khamosh,” he tweeted. 
 

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Duets with actresses in ‘Lingaa’ were difficult: Rajinikanth

Hyderabad: He may have worked in about 170 films in a career spanning nearly four decades, but superstar Rajinikanth says he was tensed while shooting duets with Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha for his upcoming film 'Lingaa'.

"I worked very hard for this film. Working hard does not mean the action scenes of a train fight or climax fight. It is about doing duets with these two girls (Sonakshi and South Indian actress Anushka). I know Sonakshi since her childhood. She grew up at the same time like Aishwarya and Soundarya (his daughters) did.

"I was sweating when I had to do duets with her. I did not feel so tensed even while doing the first take in my first film. If God is to punish an artiste, it is by letting him do a duet after the age of 60," he said, evoking peels of laughter at a curtain-raiser event for 'Lingaa' held here last evening.

The film, scheduled to hit the silver screens on December 12, would be released in Telugu as well. Rajinikanth said he acted in 'Lingaa' after a gap of about four-and-half years, as 'Kochadaiyan' (released earlier this year), an animation film, belonged to a different genre.

The storyline of 'Lingaa' deals with the construction of a mega dam and is set in the pre-independence era. "It is my luck that I have done such a film in my career," he said.

Noting that the film wrapped up in just six months though it dealt with a big storyline, busy stars and technicians like A R Rahman, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka and involved thousands of artistes, he praised the film's director K S Ravikumar, producer Rockline Venkatesh and the technicians for completing the movie in a short time.

Hollywood films are generally shot in a short period of a few months, though the film-makers work on it for months and years before beginning the shoot. Rajinikanth favoured such a practice being followed in India too. The actor, however, said Telugu film 'Bahubali' currently being made by ace Telugu director S S Rajamouli, is an exception as its requirements were different.

Appreciating Rajamouli, who made sensational hits in Telugu like 'Eega' ('Makkhi' in Hindi), 'Magadheera', 'Maryada Ramanna' and 'Vikramarkudu', he said the Telugu director is going to be "number one in India." Rajinikanth said he would like to act in a film directed by Rajamouli.

On the occasion, the superstar condoled the deaths and devastation caused by cyclone Hudhud in Visakhapatnam and coastal Andhra Pradesh in October this year. Regretting that he could not attend a fund-raiser event organised by the Telugu film industry for cyclone relief, Rajinikanth sought apology for it and said he would make a contribution for the same. On the occasion, Sonakshi said it was an honour for her to share screen space with Rajinikanth in the film and that she learnt a lot from him.

Veteran Telugu director K Viswananth (who made films like 'Eshwar' in Hindi), South Indian actress Anushka who also stars in 'Lingaa', famous Telugu director Trivikram Srinivas, leading producer Allu Aravind and several other prominent film personalities attended the event. 

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Arjun Kapoor: My link-up with Sonakshi Sinha is not a publicity stunt!

This is the first time the Tevar actor has spoken about his alleged link-up to the actress…

Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha‘s budding chemistry hasn’t been hidden from anyone. The two are often spotted on movie dates, they have been childhood buddies and they are also doing a movie together.Both keep denying rumours about dating and blame their closeness on their physical proximity (they are neighbours). While both Sona and Arjun aren’t bugged by what the people say about the nature of their relationship, Arjun sure seems miffed about the fact that some call their friendship a “publicity gimmick”.

Talking about his relationship dynamic with Jr Shotgun, Arjun says, “Sonakshi is my neighbour. This is the first time I’ve worked with her. I really got along with her and that just made it easy for us to be more than just social friends because we know each other’s friends too. We have stepped out for 10 films, but it’s just we have been snapped two-three times. It’s okay, it’s a small price to pay. The link-ups cannot be changed.”

Though Arjun is complacent towards being linked to Sona he further goes on to say, “The one thing I don’t appreciate is that sometimes people jump to the conclusion that these people are doing it for the film’s publicity. That’s the only thing that irks me a little…people shouldn’t assume that we are doing it for publicity.”

Well, we hope that this friendship goes the distance and we get to see a lot more of Arjun and Sonakshi together onscreen and otherwise.

Rajinikanth: Shooting duets with Sonakshi was more challenging in Lingaa

The Lingaa superstar talks about his experience with Sonakshi while shooting for their latest release

Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday said romancing Sonakshi Sinha in his forthcoming Tamil action movie Lingaa was a challenge.
Rajinikanth said he didn’t feel so nervous even on the first time he faced the camera as much as he did when asked to shoot duets with Sonakshi. ”The worst punishment god can give actors like me who are in their 60s is to sing duets. I found shooting duets with Sonakshi more challenging than doing stunts atop a moving train in the film,” Rajinikanth told reporters here at the curtain-raiser of the film’s Telugu version.

“Even in my first film, I didn’t feel so nervous as much as I did when I had to romance her. I’ve known Sonakshi as a baby, and she has grown up together with my daughters,” he said. The superstar also felt the same for the film’s second heroine, Anushka Shetty. Rajinikanth heaped praises on make-up artist Bhanu and cinematographer Rathnavelu for making him look “young and beautiful” on screen. Lingaaa, directed by K.S. Ravi Kumar, is slated for release Friday. Rajinikanth appreciated the director for completing a project of this scale in less than six months.

“Firstly, it’s almost impossible to complete such a big project in about six months. It’s big not because of the artistes or the budget, but because of the subject and the pre-independence era in which the story is set,” he said. ”If there’s something Ravi Kumar and I would like to give the young generation, it’s this that even a big film can be completed in less than six months,” he added.

Rajinikanth quickly clarified that his statement was not applicable to all films. ”I’m aware of the Telugu film Baahubali, which has been in the making for over a year. You can’t compare it with Lingaa, because it needs time as it’s being made in two parts. I also know the kind of hard work being put into that project,” he said.

“The Telugu industry should be proud of Rajamouli, who will soon be known as the best technician in the country. I’ll be happy to work with him if I get an opportunity,” Rajinikanth added. The superstar also reiterated that they didn’t steal anyone’s script to make Lingaa, and that it was originally written by S. Ponkumaran.

Watch: The making of Sonakshi’s ‘Radha Nachegi’ song!

New Delhi: Bollywood film promotional strategies have really evolved over a period of time. Now is the time when filmmakers are ready to experiment and do that extra bit to make their projects a hit. Actors too pro-actively take part in promoting their films. And  Arjun Kapoor like many from his league did exactly that. He took to micro-blogging site Twitter and posted the video which features making of 'Radha Nachegi' song from 'Tevar'.

Arjun posted: “Check out how dad likes his films to be made...larger than life all the time...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csCmQL1G5gk … making of Radha nachegi”

Check out how dad likes his films to be made...larger than life all the time...https://t.co/wW85RWScXl making of Radha nachegi

— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) December 8, 2014

The film has been produced by Boney Kapoor and brother Sanjay. 'Tevar' has been directed by Amit Sharma and written by Gunasekhar, whose 2003 Telugu hit 'Okkadu', is the inspiration behind this Hindi remake. 

The film stars Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Singh and Manoj Bajpayee in lead roles. The movie is slated to hit the theatres on January 9, 2015.

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Romancing Sonakshi was challenging: Rajinikanth

Hyderabad: Superstar Rajinikanth Monday said romancing Sonakshi Sinha in his forthcoming Tamil action movie ‘Lingaa’ was a challenge.

Rajinikanth said he didn't feel so nervous even on the first time he faced the camera as much as he did when asked to shoot duets with Sonakshi.

"The worst punishment god can give actors like me who are in their 60s is to sing duets. I found shooting duets with Sonakshi more challenging than doing stunts atop a moving train in the film," Rajinikanth told reporters here at the curtain-raiser of the film's Telugu version.

"Even in my first film, I didn't feel so nervous as much as I did when I had to romance her. I've known Sonakshi as a baby, and she has grown up together with my daughters," he said.

The superstar also felt the same for the film's second heroine, Anushka Shetty.

Rajinikanth heaped praises on make-up artist Bhanu and cinematographer Rathnavelu for making him look "young and beautiful" on screen.

‘Lingaaa’, directed by K.S. Ravi Kumar, is slated for release Friday.

Rajinikanth appreciated the director for completing a project of this scale in less than six months.

"Firstly, it's almost impossible to complete such a big project in about six months. It's big not because of the artistes or the budget, but because of the subject and the pre-independence era in which the story is set," he said.

"If there's something Ravi Kumar and I would like to give the young generation, it's this that even a big film can be completed in less than six months," he added.

Rajinikanth quickly clarified that his statement was not applicable to all films.

"I'm aware of the Telugu film 'Baahubali', which has been in the making for over a year. You can't compare it with 'Lingaa', because it needs time as it's being made in two parts. I also know the kind of hard work being put into that project," he said.

"The Telugu industry should be proud of Rajamouli, who will soon be known as the best technician in the country. I'll be happy to work with him if I get an opportunity," Rajinikanth added.

The superstar also reiterated that they didn't steal anyone's script to make "Lingaa", and that it was originally written by S. Ponkumaran.

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