Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was in Hollywood a few days ago to promote her new film xXx Return of Xander Cage that stars Vin Diesel and is directed by DJ Caruso.
Diesel, Caruso and Padukone attended the Indian premier in Mumbai since the film released in India on Jan 13, 2017. Diesel’s films are hugely popular in India, and so it was no surprise that he got a hugely warm welcome when he was in Mumbai to promote his film.
After promoting the film in India Padukone got busy promoting it in the US in various talk shows. xXX Return of Xander Cage released in the US on Jan 18, 2017.
This is Padukone’s first Hollywood film as she explains in The Ellen Show interview.
Padukone also appeared on the Late, Late Show with James Corden along with Diesel. Corden and Padukone busted some Bollywood moves of lungi dance, a hugely popular song from the Bollywood film Chennai Express. Corden is a quick study as you can see for yourself in this clip. Who knows you might end up seeing Corden in a Bollywood film.
And, here is the original “lungi dance” from Chennai Express that stars Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan. The song pays homage to the South India film actor Superstar Rajnikanth, who is also known as Thalaiva, which means leader in Tamil. Rajnikanth is known for his unique style of dancing.
Who knew one day I’d end up watching a Rajnikanth inspired song on American TV.
Director Mike Mitchell and co-director Walt Dohrn talk about their relentlessly happy film Trolls. Mitchell and Dorn have known each other since their time as students at Cal Institute of Arts and later on in Shrek and other films. Both are big fans of Walt Disney and HayooMiyazaki and talk about them as well as Alfred Hitchcock. How Hitchcock keeps his audience engaged is something they talk about constantly point out Mitchell and Dorn.
The film has songs, dance and hug time and is filled with colors and is a feel good picture. The key to happiness lies within you is the central theme of the film. We sat down to speak with them about the making of Trolls and how they came to work with James Corden in the film. Corden “sings like an angel” in the film says Dorn.
Mitchell and Dohrn share that they want to make a Bollywood film next. There is a bit of Bollywood influence in Trolls both of them find out. Tune in to find out more about Trolls and Bollywood.
LISTEN: MIKE MITCHELL & WALT DOHRN ON TROLLS
Trolls is a 3D animation films and stars Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden and Gwen Stefani.