Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deepika padukone to compete with korean, chinese actress

Chandni Chowk to China may have bombed at the Box Office here, but in faraway Hong Kong, it’s brought DEEPIKA PADUKONE a lot of appreciation. She is the first Indian actress to have been nominated in the Best Actress category at the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival, which will be held from March 22 to April 13. Deepika, who will be competing with actresses from China, Hong Kong and Korea for the award, is thrilled. “Considering the fact that the film fared so badly, it feels great to be noticed and nominated at an international level. I am privileged,” said the actress. She feels that it was her character Meow, who was from China and was quite adept at martial arts that may have aroused interest in the jury members. “The Chinese look combined with my martial arts training may have got me this award. But whatever it is, I am very happy,” she said.
Her co-star, AKSHAY KUMAR, has also been invited. Besides Deepika, Oscar winner AR RAHMAN has been nominated for his music in Jodhaa Akbar. About 300 films from over 50 countries will be screened at the festival. There will be 20 world premieres and 30 Asian movie premieres.

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