I wish, I was part of ‘Rockstar’: Deepika Padukone
If Deepika Padukone is satisfied after doing romantic comedy “Cocktail” in 2012, she wishes she had been part of the Ranbir Kapoor starrer 2011 musical hit ” Rockstar”.
“So this year, I am extremely happy about ‘Cocktail’ and have no regrets. But if you ask me about last year, then yes, I would say, I wish I was part of ‘Rockstar’.”
The actress had dated Ranbir for some time and even featured with him in the hit movie “Bachna Ae Haseeno” before parting ways.
“Rockstar”, a musical extravaganza that rocked the box office, was helmed by Imtiaz Ali who roped in Pakistani American Nargis Fakhri as Ranbir’s love interest in the movie.
If Deepika pats herself for doing “Cocktail”, she candidly admits that some of her films disappointed her.
“I don’t regret anything but, yes, I have been disappointed with two to three films that I did in the last two years,” the 26-year-old said.
“I put equal amount of effort to each and every film but when it doesn’t work, it is very disappointing. All of us face ups and downs in our lives, but all we can do is we can learn from our experiences.”
However, she refused to name those disappointing films, saying it would be “unfair to name any films because ultimately it’s me who had chosen the film … so I would never name them”.
Rockstar (2011 film)
Rockstar is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language musical romantic drama film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by former Eros International head Sunil Lulla and Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited chief Dhilin Mehta, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri with music composed by A. R. Rahman. The film also stars Moufid Aziz, Aditi Rao Hydari, Piyush Mishra, Shernaz Patel, Kumud Mishra in supporting roles, and also Shammi Kapoor, who makes his last silver-screen appearance. The plot follows Janardhan Jakhar a.k.a. JJ or Jordan, who dreams of becoming a rockstar like his role model, Jim Morrison. Eventually attaining all that he dreamt of, however, Jordan ends up anguished and despondent by the loss of Heer Kaul, whom he loved passionately and whose death is inadvertently caused by Jordan himself.
Development of Rockstar commenced in May 2010. Nargis Fakhri was cast as the female lead, after plans to give the role to Kareena Kapoor were shelved. Filming in India took place at Delhi, Kashmir, Mumbai and Dharamsala, while the foreign sequences were shot in Prague and Liberec, Czech Republic.
Rockstar was released on 11 November 2011. On the day of release, Tibetans in Chennai and Dharmasala protested against the Central Board of Film Certification asking the film-makers to censor scenes featuring the Tibetan flag. Upon release, the film received positive reviews. Critics highlighted Kapoor and Rahman as the stars of the film, but criticised the plot. It was one of the top grossing films of that year, managing to appeal the youngsters in the cities. Made on a budget of ₹600 million (US$8.4 million), Rockstar grossed ₹1.08 billion (US$15 million) worldwide. Kapoor and Rahman received numerous awards for their work in the film.
IANS | Dec 24, 2012