Krishna Hegde along with Abbas Mastan inaugurates Welcare dental clinic

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Dr. Vachan Shetty who is well known dentist was very happy to start his new clinic at Crystal Plaza in Andheri West. He invited all his clients and Bollywood friends to be part of this event.

Abbas Mastan and Hussain Burmawala were the first to come for the inauguration. Krishna Hegde MLA cut the ribbon along with the guest to start the Welcare clinic. Other guest who came were Sofia Hayat, Misti Mukherjee, Chandi Perera,Yuvraaj Parashar, Sunil Pal, Navin Prabhakar, Satish Shetty, Mukesh Chaudhary, Shabab Sabri, Shweta Rathod and Abhishek Bachchan. Vivek Oberoi and Rajkumar Santoshi were the last to come to wish Vachan Shetty all the best.Vachan Shetty received all his guest and showed his new clinic. The event started and finished on time.

Juhi Chawla and Salim Suleiman released the audio of Dinesh Mahavir debut album Remember Me

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Sandeep Mahavir younger brother of singer Dinesh Mahavir became the perfect host to organise the audio release of debut album Remember Me at Sea Princess, Juhu. He invited all relatives and friends from music field and Bollywood.

Shekhar Suman came first directly from his shoot. Juhi Chawla came to release the audio with Salim and Suleiman. Other guest who came for the event were Shravan Rathod, Roop Kumar, Sonali, Reewa Rathod, Bali Brahmbhatt, Prachi Shah, Shahid Mallya, Kavita Krishnamurty, and Mitali. Juhi Chawla told media that she is very happy to be part of this event and she is learning music from Dinesh Mahavir. Dinesh Mahavir thanked everyone who came for the event .The music is released in market by Worldwide Records. Asha Devi wife of late K Mahavir and mother of Dinesh and Sandeep Mahavir felt very happy with the response of the media and guest. Dinesh Mahavir also performed live for the guest and media.

 

Actor Bhoop – Every Success Comes After A Failure!

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Behind every successful man there definitely is a rejection story to speak of, and the upcoming star surely vouches for this. Bhoop, who will soon be seen making his debut in playwright turned filmmaker Akashaditya Lama’s Cigarette Ki Tarah, owes his foray into Hindi film industry only on the rejection from a Television show!

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“I have been a model for many a fashion shows and was also among one of the finalists in Gladrag’s model hunt a couple of years ago. I had always been inclined towards acting and tried auditioning for one of the popular TV Shows. Sadly, with the perception of ‘models can’t act’ hovering around, they turned me down. And thankfully that rejection came about otherwise I wouldn’t have been in this film today!” says the actor.
Right after his stint with modeling, Bhoop took to theater in a big way in a bid to learn the nuances of acting. “I was sure of the fact that if I have to survive in this industry I’ve got to excel in acting. I started off with a very renowned theater troupe but back in the initial days I would only get inconsequential parts to play. However, within no time I was playing the lead role!” says the excited debutant.
Bhoop thinks that there couldn’t have been a better start for him than Cigarette Ki Tarah, “The range that my character has in this film is just perfect for me to showcase my talent. Moreover, the film has a strong storyline that will definitely speak volumes when it sees the light of the day. I have put in a lot of hard work to essay my part to my best ability. I just hope it all pays well at the end,I thank Goel Films & PY Films for placing their complete trust on me as a debutante actor. Let my film come upto to their expectations since they have given me this dreamt break ” prays Bhoop.
Well, a whodunit with romance at the backdrop always makes for a good watch and Bhoop sure seems a rising star!

Is Salman Khan promoting BITTOO BOSS actor Pulkit?

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Buzz is that superstar Salman Khan has taken actor Pulkit Samrat under his wing and mentorship. The actor, who had attended the music launch of Pulkit’s debut film BITTOO BOSS as the chief guest, warmly introduced the youngster to top directors and influential B-town names at a recent awards ceremony as well we hear.

Salman is apparently quite impressed with Pulkit and is taking a keen interest in his upcoming projects, reportedly guiding the budding actor through his endorsements and next film signings.


Pulkit is also often seen on the sets of DABANGG 2 visiting his mentor, adds our sources.

Well, with Salman Bhai as a mentor, we are sure to hear only good things for this B-town debutant!

Sunny Leone begins shooting for JISM 2 on April Fool’s Day

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Mahesh Bhatt’s latest muse, the Indo-Canadian porn star, Sunny Leone will begin shooting for her Bollywood debut JISM 2 on April 1.
The bombshell posted on the social-networking website saying, ”For all asking JISM 2 starts shooting April 1st!!!!”

But co-incidentally, 1st April, when JISM 2 will roll on, is celebrated as the ‘April Fools’ Day’ worldwide and obviously jokes relating to the day are already doing the rounds.


However, Sunny isn’t bothered with the growing gags. In fact the lady says that she doesn’t even believe in the day’s significance. Posted Sunny on the social-networking site, ‘I don’t believe in this april fools stuff. JISM2 is shooting on the 1st of april. 🙂 get ready here we come India.’

Directed by Pooja Bhatt and produced under the banner of Fish Eye Network, Clockwork Films Private Limited, JISM 2 stars Sunny Leone, Randeep HoodaEsha Gupta and Arunoday Singh.

The Avengers releases its official Hindi theme song- ‘Hello Andheron’ ~ Agnee, the popular indie pop band, creates The Avengers theme song

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Ahoy, fans of The Avengers! The wait is finally over! The much talked-about Hindi theme song of The Avengers ‘Hello Andhero’ – composed and performed by popular band Agnee and lyrics by noted filmmaker Abbas Tyrewala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Jhootha Hi Sahi) – is being officially launched today, March 26th in a spectacular music launch at Blue Frog at 7 pm. While Agnee will take the stage and perform Hello Andhero live, the biggest attraction of the night will be the appearance of Ironman at the venue!

The Avengers produced Marvel and being distributed in India by UTV Motion Pictures, had roped in Abbas and Agnee to create a theme song for their upcoming action-adventure flick The Avengers. A music video of the song will also be launched at the music launch.

The Avengers is the most anticipated Hollywood film this year and Agnee being  a popular band in India makes it a double bonanza for the Indian comic fans. The Avengers theme song and the music video will be widely marketed and will be available across various platforms. The movie will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they’ve ever faced.

The Avengers is set to release in India on 27th April, 2012, a week before the US release date. The film will release in 3D and 2D versions. The film has also been dubbed for Hindi, Tamil and Telugu release.

Shikha Kapur, Senior VP, UTV Motions Pictures, says, “The Avengers is the biggest Hollywood movie to be released this summer and we are delighted that Agnee and Abbas Tyrewala have given us a meaningful song like Hello Andhero – that celebrates the victory of good over the forces of evil. The song has only added a whole new dimension to The Avengers that already boasts of having the biggest Hollywood star cast essaying supremely popular super heroes who come together for the first time to save the world.”

Agnee’s front men, Mohan and Koco, says, “This one’s been a song that’s taken us on a long and very satisfying journey. At the end of it all, we’re not very sure who’s contributed the most: Abbas with his super lyrics, Aditi (Singh Sharma – female vocals) with her voice and outstanding singing, the band with the composition and delivery, Shiraz Bhattacharya, Chola and team on the video and styling, or UTV for giving us the right brief and putting the video together so well. It’s the best place to be after a song’s made, and we’re glad to be part. Avengers is one of the most awaited films this year, and seeing the video, we’re sure it’ll be well worth the wait!”

About The Avengers

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

About Agnee:

Agnee launched their first album with Sony BMG (now Sony Music) in 2007, and the songs from the album like Sadho Re, Kabira, Shaam Tanha and Ujale Baaz have since gone on to become cult hits. In 2009, the band decided to go independent and became the first mainstream band to release singles for free download, starting a trend subsequently followed by almost all leading artists with their non-film releases. The first such release, The Splitsvilla Theme Song, became one of the biggest non-film songs released in India, and also the first song to be released without lyrics. The version with lyrics, Aahatein, also won the prestigious GIMA for best Pop / Rock Single in 2011. Agnee’s the first band in India to have started to involve fans in their music, with the launch of their unique “Create with Agnee” initiative. Create with Agnee is a continuous process of involving other creative minds in each song of Agnee, and with this initiative, Agnee’s collaborations have spanned listeners, singers, lyricists, composers and instrumentalists. Agnee has also scored music for upcoming films “Shala” (Marathi) and “Aalaap” (Hindi) as music directors. Agnee consists of Koco and Mohan on composition, guitars and vocals. On stage, Michael Pereira on keyboards, Among Jamir on bass, Hrishikesh Datar on drums, Nitin Joshi on sound and Pradeep Ratanjankar, the music tech, join the band to create the live experience that is Agnee.

HATE STORY is a Woman centric film, says Nikhil Dwivedi

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The industry and the internet is abuzz about the jaw dropping promos of HATE STORY and the nudity and coarse language used, has surprised many.

 

Though Nikhil Dwivedi who plays the lead in the film,  isn’t yet forthcoming about his role in the film. And when quizzed about his reluctance to speak had to do because of the film’s high sexual content, Nikhil just laughs it off  “Na, it’s nothing like this! It’s just that I was busy wrapping up the last schedule of my forthcoming film ‘TAMANCHEY’. But I am so glad by the tremendous response and buzz created by the promo of HATE STORY.

 

Nikhil adds “ I did HATE STORY for a very emotional reason. Not many are aware that I was to debut in a film with Vikram Bhatt, but for some reasons beyond our control didn’t work out. But then it was only Vikram Bhatt and E Niwas(director of his debut film) who believed in me.

And so when Vikram Bhatt approached me to do this film, I couldn’t refuse even though it’s a woman centric film, besides I trust his vision. It has also given me an opportunity to work with director Vivek Agnihotri, who despite the film’s explicit sexual content, has shot it aesthetically. He has shot in such a manner that though the film will shock you but will not make you squirm in your seat”

Nupur Mehta files defamation case on Sunday Times London tabloid

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Gaurang Kanth (Nupur Mehta’s Lawyer), “said that legal brief is ready on the basis of which a notice will be sent tomorrow to Sunday times London tabloid , case will go in the court after their reply comes from London, claiming for. Rs.10 cr for defamation. The amount can be increased after the strength in the legal proceedings in the court of law. Another case is filed by lawyer Mr. Sainiin London in the civil court of UK.

They asked me about my relation with Dilshan to which i said it was over long time back as he was a pauper and blamed his board for nonpayment. My relation with Yuvraj or Virat to which i said no comments!, & about my movie offers -i have offers in hand and want to think about it as I am in no hurry but will be signing the right movies suiting to my character. U will be soon seeing me in some reality shows, adds Nupur Mehta.

Doggy debut in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum

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The pug that follows you wherever you go is soon to make its big Bollywood debut in the sequel to Balaji’s comic riot Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum.

Playing actor Riteish Deshmukh’s pet with a high sex drive in the film ,the pug ,the makers confirm was a star in its own right -Says director Sachin Yardi  “There are 2 pugs that have character roles in the film. One of them belongs to an eccentric billionaire played by Anupam Kher who believes the pug is a reincarnation of his mother and the other belongs to Riteish who carries him around everywhere he goes, strapped to a baby sack”. Adds hilariously, “Riteish uses his pet to make money by getting him to mate with other pugs.

After the runaway success of Balaji Motion Pictures ‘ 2005 hit comedy Kyaa Kool Hain Hum, the team of the film reunites for the rib-tickling sequel, titled Kya Super Kool Hai Hum starring Tusshar, Riteish Deshmukh, Neha Sharma and Sarah-Jane Dias, the film is scheduled to release on August 2, 2012.

Emraan Hashmi has no starry airs

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While shooting in Goa for Percept Pictures’ thriller  Rush ,Emraan Hashmi wowed the cast and crew with his professionalism as had no qualms in spending the day in an Innova due to the unavailability of vanity vans.

While shooting for a song in Goa, the actor reached the sets only to learn that no reservations were made for his vanity van leaving the actor to sweat it out in an Innova, the only vehicle available for Emraan to rest in between shots.

Confirms a source “Emraan reached the set in Goa where they were shooting for a song from Rush and realized that no vanity van had been booked for him due to some mis-communication .Panic struck as the crew expected Emraan to be very upset with the turn of events, however, the actor was accommodating and didn’t mind using the 4-wheller that was available”

To add to that, Emraan Hashmi even insisted on not calling for one at the last minute and stalling the shoot and went ahead to spend the day in the Innova. “Emraan put the crew at ease and insisted that he was comfortable in the Innova. He even had his lunch there and the shoot took off smoothly ”adds the source.

Percept Pictures & Shamin Desai ‘s Rush that sees Emraan Hashmi play a charismatic and controversial journalist is scheduled to release 2nd half of 2012

 

 

Randeep Hooda to do a take-off on Javier Bardem from Hollywood film ‘No Country for Old Men’

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Randeep Hooda is all set to play a character modeled around the iconic character of coldblooded Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men that was played by Javier Bardem, for his forthcoming film John Day which is edge of the set revenge drama.

Randeep plays a violent, cold and menacing character with a dark sense of humor much like that of Javier’s in the above said film.

When asked the debutant director Solomon, he says, “Well yes Randeep’s character is modeled around Javier Bardem’s character in No Country for Old Men but the similarity ends here. In fact my character is much more complex, just think of Anton Chigurh with an intense love story. Randeep’s character is extremely violent, heartless and very aggressive. I was extremely excited while writing the script, and the character and Javier was on my mind. But the film has nothing to do with No Country for Old Men”.

Produced by Anjum Rizvi (Who earlier produced film ‘A Wednesday’) and K. Asif, the film has an ensemble cast with Randeep Hooda, Naseeruddin Shah, Shernaz Patel, Salim Ghouse and Vipin Sharma playing important characters in the film.

John Day is slated to go on floors in May this year.

Bollywood Blockbuster film NO ENTRY to be remade in Marathi

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On the auspicious occasion of ‘Gudi Padwa’, which marks the beginning of New Year for Maharashtrians, Underground Films Pvt. Ltd. brings in a reason to smile. The production house announces the super-hit blockbuster Bollywood film NO ENTRY, which was directed by Anees Bazmee for producer Boney Kapoor, to be made in Marathi titled NO ENTRY…PUDHE DHOKA AAHEY!

The Marathi film produced by Premnath Rajagoplan and Nikhil Saini of Underground Films Pvt. Ltd. will be directed by Milind Arun Kavde. Guru Thakur is the lyrics writer for this laugh riot musical which has music composed by Sargam Nakash.

Top Marathi stars like Bharat Jadhav, Ankush Choudhari, Kranti Redkar, Saie Bollywood Blockbuster film NO ENTRY to be remade in MarathiTamhankar, Aniket Vishwasrao, Sai Lokur, Manava Naik and Paddy Kambli have been ropped in to play the lead roles that had been essayed by Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Lara Dutta Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Celina Jaitley and others in the Hindi version.

The principal shooting of the film will begin in May 2012 on the exotic locations of Goa and Mumbai.

Asin’s bonding with her Malyali co-star John Abraham

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With an ensemble starcast there are bound to be loggerheads, but that was far from what happened on the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2 –

If sources are to be believed ,“The Dirty Dozen” got along like a house on fire with mad antics both on and off-screen.

Lead actress Asin who stars alongside Akshay Kumar in the masala-entertainer ,especially, was all praise for her co-stars.

Says Asin, “It’s my first multi-heroine film and I had a blast with all the girls. Zareen, Jacqueline and Shazahn are very sweet and down-to-earth..I was thankfully spared by Akshay. I wasn’t a target of his pranks, but I bonded equally with John. He’s half Malayali and I am one too, so we spoke about the food and culture and all things Mallu. I even tried to teach him a bit of the language” .

Directed by Sajid Khan , starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham ,Riteish Deshmukh, , Shreyas Talpade , Asin ,Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez ,Shazahn Padamsee , Rishi Kapoor ,Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty , Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International’s Housefull 2 comes to a theatre near you April 5th,2012.

Neha Dhupia: I’m more likely to kiss clean-shaven men

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Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia on Thursday launched personal care brand Gillette’s new campaign ‘No Shave No Lipstick’ in Kolkata.

Through this campaign, the actor urged women to encourage men to shave, as she finds men with stubble ‘shady’. Dhupia said, ”Grooming is very important for everyone as it defines a person’s personality and also how he is socially presentable. So a clean-shaven person is always preferable, attractive and creates a good impression, whereas an unshaven person looks bushy, rogue and rough.”


”I am more likely to kiss a clean-shaven man on cheek rather than a man with stubble. Moreover women spend time grooming themselves for their men so women can demand their men to shave before coming out of their houses,” she said.

Talking about Kolkata she said, ‘It always feels good to be in Kolkata. I saw the film KAHAANI recently, where I came to know the city properly and got to know the beauty of the city. I would like to have roshogolla in Kolkata.’

Dhupia’s upcoming movies are MAXIMUM with Sonu Sood and RUSH with Emraan Hashmi

HATE STORY’s bold scenes restricted VIKRAM BHATT from directing

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Vikram Bhatt’s upcoming film HATE STORY is creating enough noise for its bold and titillating trailer. However, to our surprise the film which is directed by Vivek Agnihotri was earlier supposed to be directed by Vikram. Vikram, who has penned the script of the film, wanted to direct the film.

Vikram reveals, ”HATE STORY script is written by me. This is one film which I wanted to direct from quite sometime.”

However, ask Vikram what transpired him to entrust the directorial reigns to filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and he says, ”Firstly I didn’t have time enough as I’m already occupied with other projects. Secondly and most importantly HATE STORY being highly bold film there are longer sexual scenes which I thought Vivek would be a better person to shoot it.”


Vikram has directed enough bold movies and bold scenes in the past. ”Yes I have directed enough bold scenes in the past in films like KASOOR, FAREB, RAAZ, RED – THE DARK SIDE, etc. but that has been long back,” he adds.

HATE STORY may be Vikram Bhatt’s brainchild but he thinks the film needed a fresh treatment and Vivek is the right person.

”I wanted to give the film a young appeal so I thought it’s better to have a young filmmaker like Vivek Agnihotri. As young filmmakers posses different kind of energies,” says the no-nonsense filmmaker.

The movie features debutant Paoli DamNikhil Dwivedi and Gulshan Devaiah in lead roles.

 

Bipasha regrets for not being paired with SRK

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She has undoubtedly the hottest curves in B-town. Her decade long affair with Bollywood has been a mix of all kinds of genres. She has witnessed the highs and lows of being the most sought after actress in town. Having been there and done that, the actress still harbors regret. A regret she cannot come to terms with.

Despite having three consecutive flops-DUM MAARO DUMPLAYERS and JODI BREAKERSBipasha is working hard to put things together and give a fitting reply to her critics. Though Bips has films like SINGULARITYRACE 2 and RAAZ 3 in her kitty, the actress regrets not having worked with Shahrukh Khan so far.

Speaking about it, Bipasha says, ”There are a lot of people who I want to work with. But I really want to work with Shahrukh. I hope it happens soon. It is my biggest regret so far that I have not been able to pair with him in any film in the last 10 years of my career.”

While Bipasha is making all efforts to pair up with SRK, let’s hope King Khan does not miss the die-hard fan in her this time around.

Celebrity couple Sonali and Goldie Behl celebrated their Platinum Day of Love at PNG Jewellery & Gems

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Pune city witnessed a unique celebration of love at PNG Jewellery & Gems as Sonali Bendre and producer husband Goldie Behl commemorated their Platinum Day of Love. The couple revisited their special moments of true love and exchanged love bands to mark their special day. In addition they unveiled the new range of Platinum Love Bands at the store.

Celebrity couple Sonali and Goldie Behl celebrate their Platinum Day of Love at PNG Jewellery & Gems

Speaking on the occasion of new launch, Sonali Bendre said, “It’s been 9 years and going strong; over the years there have been so many days and special moments that it is hard to know which is our special Platinum Day of Love. But if I had to pick our Platinum Day of Love, it would be the day our son was born, that special moment was filled with so much joy and happiness, and it strengthened the bond of our relationship. Platinum Love bands symbolises true love and platinum’s unique and remarkable qualities makes it the best choice to celebrate this special feeling. And also platinum holds diamonds beautifully and its the most irresistible combination!”

 

Goldie added, “The moment was filled with so much joy and will always be cherished by both of us. Platinum Love Bands are so precious and rare and to mark this day there is nothing better than a metal that symbolises true love.”

 

Platinum has been known to be favoured by royalty and celebrities the world over. Amongst the international celebrity couples, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Heidi Klum and Seal even Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are a few who have expressed their love through platinum rings.

Bonny Dugal Birthday Bash

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Bonny Dugal birthday was celebrated with friends with lot of pomp and fun, the first to arrive was jackie Shroff who walked in with Danny Denzongpa but stayed till the end, Govinda was seen wishing the birthday boy while javed jaffrey came directly from the shoot, Devshi Kandhori (Heroine of Chargesheet) was seen speaking of Dev Anand as it was his last film and the way he makes movies.

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Rituperna Sengupta was seen telling about her film which released in Bengali,Ketan Desai, Rahul Rawail and Vipul Shah (optimystic production) and Anil Sharma was seen discussing the importance of good films, Shefanjali rao, Akruti Nagpal and Anjali Sharma were seen having fun while Aditya raj Kapoor was seen bonding with Natalia Kozhenova and discussing goa and her film.

Akbar Khan was seen dancing and enjoying the musicNaved khan walked in with his beautiful wife, Sonu Sood was seen enjoying the song  others seen were Mukesh Tyagi, Diya Sharma,Vineeta Menon, Ejaz Khan overall everybody was enjoying the birthday party and it went on till the wee hours.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the Iconic Woman of 2012

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Bollywood’s resplendent beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is performing her motherly duties for her baby, addressed the media that her mom Vrinda Rai is responsible for whatever she is today.

The actor had a surprise up her sleeve when she gave away a special award to the ‘woman most worth it’ i.e. to her mother.

”I would like to thank L’Oreal Paris for giving me such a great platform to show my appreciation to the woman who’s most worth it to me, the nucleus of my life, my mother,” Aishwarya said.

Celina Jaitly blessed with twins

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Actress Celina Jaitly gave birth to twins on Saturday. Celina and her husband Peter Haag became proud parents of two healthy boys.

The twin babies are named as Winston and Viraaj. The actor and her husband can’t wait to get home to spend some quality time with the twins.


Celina’s husband Peter confirmed the news saying, ”Yes our angels from heaven are here and we are very happy. Celina and the boys are doing very well. We just want everyone to bless our handsome boys.”

Peter and Celina who are in Dubai will visit Mumbai very soon.

Agent Vinod takes the box office by storm

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After opening to an approximate collection of 10 crores at the box office,Illuminati’s Agent Vinod shows a steady graph and went on to gross 10.25 cr on its second day.

Agent Vinod had the cash-registers ringing on Saturday especially in multiplexes in prime metros across the country,in spite of the ongoing exams,with evening shows running to full houses. Surprisingly,the film is also doing encouragingly well at single centres and is looking at an early estimate weekend of over 30 cr.

Internationally too ,Agent Vinod is quite a subject of heated discussion ,with the film doing good business in Dubai and UK.

Said a source post watching the film at Doha cinema “Watched “Agent Vinod” at Doha Cinemas n’ felt like Amchi Mumbai after a long time….Housefull!!! Very sleek movie & very rare for a Bollywud movie to get housefull overseas!!!”

While the action spy-thriller gave lead star Saif Ali Khan aka Agent Vinod his career’s biggest opening ,the trade are confident that there’s more to come from the actor.

Says acclaimed trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh ” Saif Ali Khan has grown as an actor and also grown as a box-office power. The number of screens first decides the craze for the film and the first day business is an indicator of its strength at the box office. The massive figures only go to show that Saif has a rare combination of talent and box office pull”.

Adds Joginder Tuteja “With his biggest film ‘Agent Vinod’, Saif has promised…..and delivered.”

Ranbir-Deepika caught romancing again in Manali.

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The sleepy snow laden picturesque locales of the hill town of Manali have come alive with the arrival of the film unit of YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI from the house of the prestigious Dharma Productions.
Starring the ‘again’ hot couple, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, the film has been making headlines ever since its announcement as it marks the return to the silver screen of the popular ‘jodi’ after a high profile break up.

The Ayan Mukerji directed film is the first major film to be shot in Manali after Akshay Kumar-Aishwarya Rai’s ACTION REPLAYY (although quite a few smaller budgeted and regional films have been shot) and has generated much excitement amongst the tourists and locals, who have been waiting endlessly to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars, but to no avail.


Amidst much security and secrecy, major stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin participated in the shooting in and around the hill town and also amongst the pristine snow laded Hamta Peak.

Our Sources in Manali tell us that the whole unit is residing in Ambassador Resorts and that the director Ayan Mukerji has confirmed that they have an outdoor schedule of around a week in Manali, though the time limit may be extended if weather plays spoil sport.

Just for the information of our patrons, actor Aamir Khan too had stayed in Ambassador Resort during his Manali visit while shooting for GHULAM.

Sangeeta Vardhan Aka Maya Samtani, judge from COLORS “ZINDAGI KI HAQEEQAT SE AAMNA SAAMNA”

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Sangeeta Vardhan popular as judge Maya Samtani a glamorized but strict judge in Colors show “ZINDAGI KI HAQEEQAT SE AAMNA SAAMNA” hails from Ranchi (Jharkand) comes from a respected family, her father was a officer in Coal India Ltd. Previously in younger days she wanted to become a pilot but she was destined to become a actress and with support of her husband and in-laws now she is here.

 

Saawan Kumar Tak, Lalit Verma, Dinkar Chowdhary, Ram Mohan, Sangeeta Vardhan, Dilip Sen, Shravan Rathod & Saheb Singh

Normally according to Bollywood usually judges are just playing dumb role on screen and normally seniors and popular actors are signed for it, but Colors experimented by taking Sangeeta for it and succeeded. Sangeeta’s character behaves like a ring master but manipulating all the other actors in a gentle way.

 

Previously Sangeeta was introduced by Balaji Telefilms “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhie Bahuu Thi” later on appeared in Sahara’s ‘Ghar Ek Sapna’, she also did a feature film “Lothra” for director Subodh Chandra for film festivals.

 

Now Sangeeta has gone so popular due to Colors show ZKHSAS that many people have started comparing her with popular actress Kiron Kher even she has been offered some hit shows from various channels. Many more proposals are in line but currently she is busy with Colors. Sangeeta was invited as a judge along with Saroj Khan, Mahima Chowdhary & Monica Bedi in show of Women International Day, as one of chief guest at Stand up comedian Sunil Pal’s son birthday & as a guest at a musical programme of “A tribute to Late Shri Ravi, Shammi Kapoor & Dev Anand” along with Saawan Kumar Tak and Shravan Rathod.

 

Sangeeta is also with a NGO (Samvedna) which is based in Jharkhand and works for women’s from rural background, by helping them for studies or medical needs.

Cannes invites Onir for the Producers Network

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It’s a dream run for Onir -Post his National Award win for I AM ,the director was extended an official invitation  from Cannes to be part of the Festival’s Producer’s Network.

 

Sanjay Suri and Onir’s I AM recently bagged the National Award for Best Hindi Film,the first of its kind crowd sourced mainstream Hindi film ,co produced by over 400 people from 35 cities across the world is a tale of 4 stories woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society.

Says director Onir “ I Am on seventh heaven right now. With all this good news coming my way, I feel rejuvenated once again. First the award and now this, it’s overwhelming. It still has to sink in. I cannot thank my friends and everyone who has supported me enough”.

With three films in production, the director will pitch the projects and discuss the same at length at the Cannes Film Festival’s Producers Network. Both, Onir and actor/producer Sanjay Suri will be present at the network to discuss their projects.

“This year Sanjay and I will be producing three films; Chauranga, Coach Kameena and my own directorial venture, Shab. It is exciting that we will have the chance to present the projects there. ” adds the director.

Right after receiving his award in Delhi, the director is set to travel to the Cannes Film Festival.

 

‘Chaar Din Ki Chandni’ Red Carpet Premiere in Hong Kong

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Kkings Entertainment Limited in association with their associate partner in India – Verve Motion Plus Private Limited organized a first time lavish Red Carpet Premiere of a Bollywood film Chaar Din Ki Chandni in Hong Kong. The event saw top of the line elite guest list that included the biggest dignitaries of Hong Kong and China gracing the occasion.

It was for the first time that a Bollywood film was being showcased at such a huge platform in Hong Kong. The Premiere began with a city road ride of an open roof double storied bus with the stars waving out the fans on the roads. The stars were accompanied by a group of folk dancers mingling on the beats of the typical Punjabi Dhols giving the evening a feel of a Punjabi wedding, which is even the backdrop of Chaar Din Ki Chandni. This was followed by a red carpet welcome of all the stars with cute Chinese kids dressed in their traditional outfits escorting the guests and the fans showering flowers on them!!

Pankaj Chadha, Director – Kkings Entertainment Ltd. Kulraj Randhawa, Samir Karnik & Anirudh Banerjee- Chairman of the Kkings Group,

Director Samir Karnik, Kulraj Randhawa, Sushant Singh and Harish were present at the premiere of the movie. The entire event ended with an after party session at AQUA Lounge that went on till wee hours. A total of 500 guests were present at this grand function and all had a gala time.

Samir Karnik who was very impressed with the entire arrangement said “I congratulate KKings Entertainment and Verve Motion Plus for their initiative. This is a marvelous event and seeing a platform like this will definitely encourage many more forthcoming films to be showcased in Hong Kong.”

“Its an honor being a part of such a huge grandeur and undoubtedly Kkings Entertainment and Verve Motion Plus have done a magnificent job here” quoted Kulraj who looked at her ravishing best.

Pankaj Chadha, Director – Kkings Entertainment Limited added “Its exciting to see the Chinese culture blend with the Indian culture and we will be coming up with many such ventures soon wherein we will try to establish Hong Kong as a hub for the Indian film Industry.”

With such a grand entry, Kkings Entertainment Limited and Verve Motion Plus Private Limited have surely made their presence felt and have indicated to the Industry that they are here to stay! 

INDIA’S FIRST GLAM DIVA IS … PRIYANKA CHOPRA!

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The stage was set, the emotions tense and there was palpable excitement in the air as BIG CBS LOVE announced the winner to the first season of India’s Glam Diva…none other than Bollywood siren – Priyanka Chopra!

India’s Glam Diva saw the coming together of exceptional women Diva’s from across the Indian entertainment industry who have created a mark for themselves across the fields of Bollywood, Television, Sports, Corporate and more. The show, which saw inputs from eminent guru’s from the industry – Shiamak Davar, Shaina NC and Rajeev Masand, selected India’s Glam Diva purely through audience votes making it truly INDIA’S GLAM DIVA –selected by the people, of the people and for the people of India. In keeping with the selection procedure, Priyanka Chopra was crowned by none other than her biggest fan and an avid viewer of BIG CBS Love – Siddhi Singh a Mumbai girl, working, competitive, independent and loves her kind of entertainment on TV!

Competition was stiff and fans from across the metros voted in high numbers ensuring their favorite Diva stayed above the rest! With the Glam Diva’s making for the who’s who from the industry, the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bipasha Basu, Ekta Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sania Mirza, Freida Pinto and Shruti Hassan, no one could predict the winner! The criteria of judging the contenders on the basis of mind, body and soul is what makes the show stand out from the rest!

Priyanka Chopra will be seen at her best during the finale-episode where she will share her ambitions and desires as an actress and woman! The feedback from the guru’s and the stupendous support of her fans, ensured Priyanka was ahead of all competitors.

The winners of Balaji’s GIFTH 2011-2012 film awards.

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Balaji hosted its second GIFTH 2011-2012, a dream come true for millions of Colors’ viewers who can now witness their favorite film and television stars entertaining and being felicitated on the same platform.

The night glittered at Filmcity as the stalwarts in film and television sashayed down the red carpet for one of the biggest nights of the year.

The 15th March 2012 saw Balaji Telefilms Ltd., India’s leading creator of content in films, television and new media, host its second Global Indian Film & Television Honours (GIFTH)– the nation’s first joint film and television awards event.

Apart from the biggest names from the Balaji camp also making their presence felt were Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor,Saif Ali Khan,Vidya Balan,veterans Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor,Kangana Ranaut,Bipasha Basu,Priyanka Chopra and Zareen Khan.

Anchored by effervescent director/producer Karan Johar , who had audiences in splits, the star studded night saw stupendous performances by Priyanka Chopra who grooved to Usha Uthap’s beats,Saif Ali Khan who performed to “Pyaar Ki Pungi” from his forthcoming release Agent Vinod,television’s favorite Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar,Shweta Tiwari and Muoni Roy and a special act by Akshay Kumar.

The GIFTH 2011-1012 honored 6 main categories namely Popular, Technical, Programming, Achievement, Special Honours and Voters’ Choice and 30 sub categories. The best of 2011 was decided entirely through a combination of jury and public voting.

It was a huge night for the production‘s in house film The Dirty Picture which bagged a whopping 9 awards including those for Best Film (Jury),Best Director (Jury),Best Dialogues, Best Playback Singing, Best Choreography ,Best Costume while lead and National Award winner Vidya Balan  walked away with the award for Best Actress ( Popular category) and the special honor of “Box Office Icon of the Year”.

 

Others to have graced the stage included Ranbir Kapoor who won the award for Best Actor (Popular Category) ,Hrithik Roshan Best Actor (Jury),Farhan Akhtar Best Supporting Actor ,Bipasha Basu and Akshay Kumar who won the Gitanjali Style Icon honors and Amitabh Bachchan for his Lifetime Achievement in films to name a few.

 

GIFTH 2011-2012 will be televised on Colors, India’s No.1 GEC on 15th April, 2012 with a special curtain raiser telecast on the 1st April.

Agent Vinod Mc-Spicy meal now at an outlet near you

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Illuminati’s action sky thriller Agent Vinod as part of its marketing strategy ties up with fast food giant Mc Donalds to launch an exclusive meal and contest.

Available across McDonald outlets in North and East India , the Agent Vinod Mc-Spicy meal will give winners the chance to meet with Agent Vinod aka Saif Ali Khan .

Announcing this association, Rajesh Kumar Maini, general manager, corporate communications, McDonald’s India (North and East) says, “Agent Vinod” is expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters this year, and Saif Ali Khan has a great fan following, which works for us as we are also a mass brand. I think this is a win-win relationship between Illuminati Films and McDonald’s.”

Shot in over 12 countries including  Morocco, Russia and Latvia, the highly anticipated action-adventure –Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrerAgent Vinod directed by Sriram Ragahvan is all set to release on the 23rd of March 2012 .

On a high note says lead Saif Ali Khan “I am happy to be associated with McDonald’s. “Agent Vinod” promises great fun and entertainment, the same values that drive McDonald’s. Enjoy the Agent Vinod McSpicy meal, and catch the movie on March 23!” .

Nikhil Dwivedi plans a surprise trip for wife Gaurie on 1st wedding anniversary

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It has been quite a busy year for Nikhil Dwivedi who has been juggling between back to back shooting and dubbing for Vikram Bhatt’s HATE STORY and Suryaveer’s TAMANCHEY, besides hearing other scripts. But the perfect husband that he is decided to surprise wife Gaurie for their 1st wedding anniversary. And how!

Nikhil planned a surprise trip to Macau, a former Portuguese colony, which has the perfect blend of Chinese and European architecture. It was quality well spent together exploring the Macau peninsula, the world heritage site designated by Unesco, the galaxy casino resort, Monte forte lighthouse, the maritime museum.

Both especially loved the cultural themed Macau fisherman wharf, A-Ma cultural village, Giant Panda pavilion, Leal Senado public library. The couple also loved the Nam van lake cybernetic fountain which was truly romantic.

Says Nikhil “It was truly a wonderful time together for both of us. The year just flew by so fast. Gaurie is my lucky charm!!

Sonakshi cools down her fans in West Bengal

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There used to be huge crowds everyday on the sets of Lootera when they were shooting in West Bengal. At times almost, reaching about 1.5 KMS from the location (They just got back as schedule got over).

And for every shot the crew had to lock-up the sounds and ask for everyone to keep quiet while the shot was in progress.
Says a source..”They had crazy crowds first two days of outdoors pouring in from all corners of the fields. They had people helping from all departments to lock up vehicles, ,farmers,motorcycles,cyclists and general fans so that they were not visible in the frame while shooting. Someone or the other would end up making some noise and the actors would have to do the entire shot all over gain. The crowd had gathered just to have a glimpse of their fvourite stars Ranveer and Sonakshi..”
Vikas quote — “For the initial part of the schedule it got a little difficult to shoot as someone or the other from the crowd would end up making some noise. It was only after Ranveer and Sonakshi took things in their hand and explained to the crowd, the crowd cooperated.”

The “Disco Dancer” returns with Housefull 2

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Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty best-known for his dance acts in the 1980’s is soon to don his dancing shoes yet again for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2.

The 61 year old legend will perform a special disco number in the comedy choreographed by filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan.

Confirms producer Sajid Nadiadwala “Yes,Mithunda will do a special song in the film –We are all huge fans of his and wanted him to recreate the same magic in Housefull 2”.

Talking about the song says MithunDa “It’s a special dance number. Farah and her brother Sajid love Hindi movies. They are almost like encyclopedias. I think Farah has put together some fun moves in the song, keeping my other popular songs in mind. I can promise you’ll be reminded of my Disco Dancer (1982) days.”

Talking about his dance moves, the actor admits he incorporates certain moves, popularized by his favorite artists, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, in his act. “They were stunners. There’s a whole generation that was their fan. I’m one of them and if you find their moves in my dances, it’s natural,” he says

A treat to his fans, the actor who plays Riteish Deshmukh’s father in the comic riot will also be seen doing some action. “I’ve also been made to do some action scenes but overall, Housefull 2 is a comedy of errors of sorts. It’s hilarious.” adds MithunChakraborty.

Directed by Sajid Khan , starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham ,Riteish Deshmukh, , Shreyas Talpade , Asin ,Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez ,Shazahn Padamsee , Rishi Kapoor ,Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty , Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International’s Housefull 2 comes to a theatre near you April 5th,2012.

Ayushmann Khurrana turns singer for Vicky Donor

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Now making his acting debut in JA Entertainment’s Vicky Donor ,little did former VJ Ayushmann Khurrana know ,that an impromptu song he wrote in college would now mark his musical debut in the contemporary comedy.

VJ turned actor Ayushmann has composed ,penned the lyrics and sung for a song titled “Paani” – A Punjabi love ballad he had written in college years ago ,that has now been included in the film given that it went perfectly with the mood and setting of the movie.

Talking about how things fell into place says Ayushmann “One day I was sitting with Shoojitda discussing which music director to rope in among other things. I happened to be carrying my guitar that day and mentioned the song I had written 8 years ago. He asked me to play it and ended up loving it. So we used it in the film” stating that he couldn’t have asked for a better platform as opposed to having a mediocre release online.

“I had written the song way back in 2003 while I was in college, along with my friend Rochak Kohli who now heads a radio station .It’s a love ballad and since we haven’t really had a Punjabi love ballad in Bollywood for a long time, its going to be interesting” adds Ayushmann.

 
Produced by John Abraham,  Eros International’s contemporary comedy Vicky Donor that takes a light hearted look at the taboo attached to infertility and artificial insemination, comes to a theatre near you April 20th,2012.
Directed by Shoojit Sircar the film marks the acting debut of VJ turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana ,who plays a Punjabi cricket player cum sperm donor in love with a Bengali girl, played by television actress Yami Gautam.

CASTING COUP – Amitabh Bachchan to romance Katrina Kaif

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If everything goes well then very soon we will get to see a unique pair romancing each other on-screen. In this successful journey, Katrina Kaif has been paired opposite many rocking stars of Bollywood but this time she is paired opposite such an actor working opposite whom is said to be a lifetime opportunity. Yes, it is right we will get to see Katrina Kaif romancing Amitabh Bachchan on-screen.

‘Patiala House’ and ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ director Nikhil Advani has approached the diva and the megastar to star opposite each other for a highly unconventional role in his next film ‘Mehrunnisa’.

Nikhil Advani has approached Kat to play this challenging role. If she accepts the offer then it would be a challenge for the diva whose acting caliber always questioned.

Throwing light on the role that the actress will be portraying, it is learnt that she will be playing a 20 year old woman whose life will be followed till she turns 60.

A source said, “Nikhil is adamant on having Katrina on board. He even flew to London just to be able to narrate the film to her. The final call will be taken when Kat returns to Mumbai.”

First time Kat will be cast opposite an actor much older to her but Big B already experienced to romance a young girl. He was cast opposite Jiah Khan in ‘Nishabd’.

Tusshar Kapoor defends sis Ekta:Critics are never happy and whatever people like and appreciate is within limits.

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Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar’s lovemaking news aired on March 12 is still hitting the headlines. Audiences, critics expressed their views to the first ever smooch scene on Indian television. Some liked it and some highly criticized the bold scene aired on the prime time. However, Jeetendra and Tusshar Kapoor defended Ekta Kapoor for taking such bold steps.

Defending his daughter, Jeetendra said, “Actually, I really liked that romance. People might have considered it too much but I found it subtle. If a husband and a wife meet after six months, then it is bound to happen. But whatever happened was subtle. There was nothing vulgar in it. I found it alright.”
Ekta Kapoor’s brother Tusshar Kapoor defended his sister saying, “I don’t think people really like decent serials because people point fingers at decent serials as well. I think it is important to break certain norms; only then people will appreciate decency. Critics are never happy and whatever people like and appreciate is within limits.”

However, Ekta has broken the tattoo of the TV which has received mixed reviews.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: I have never been a fitness freak or exercised.

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She has given every Indian a reason to be proud. Hers is the face that launched a thousand products both in India and in the international circuit. Her beauty and popularity crosses geo-political boundaries. That’s Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the Queen of Hearts, the new celebrity mother in town, and one of the contenders on BIG CBS Love’s India’s Glam Diva who is basking in her new challenging role.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan continues to be the most watched & talked about star in the industry. Her marriage, pregnancy, motherhood, first public appearance post motherhood… every move has the entire nation wanting to know more. There’s nothing about Aishwarya that is a secret from her admirers. Yet we bring some excerpts from some commonly asked questions to her:

On why she participated in the Miss World Pageant in 1994:
For me, it went beyond being a beauty queen. For me, it was about being the 20-year-old girl from India on international platform and a lot of people actually would assume that I wasn’t even educated in India because of the way I’d speak. And they’d be like, ‘Have you studied in India? Do you actually speak English out there?’ and, I was like, ‘This is so interesting that so many people know so little about my country.’ and this is exactly what I wanted to do when I set out on this little mission in my head.”


On her moving from architecture to films:
I was studying to be an architect. I wasn’t plotting to join movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same school girl enthusiasm as I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it seriously.

Playing UMRAO JAAN: 
It was a demanding emotional journey. When a story takes that course it is following an entire arch, it goes through all possible emotions. The process was satisfying, inspiring and challenging. It forced me to deliver my best.

On her character in DHOOM: 2:
It’s the kind of character I have never essayed before. Sunehiri, my character in the film, is distinctly different from any other character you have seen me play. That’s what makes her exciting to me. For the first time in my life I went through a bit of a fitness regime. Contrary to popular belief, right since modeling, to the (Miss World) title, to films, I have never been a fitness freak or exercised.

On donating her eyes:
I’m just average woman with average concerns. People know me more because of my eyes. So, I decided to donate my eyes. But before that, I acquired all the information about the campaign. Within what time after death one has to donate eyes, and all other information. Only then I decided to donate my eyes. It’s not that just for doing something, I donated my eyes. I found that useful so I did it. I like to do social service from my heart. Whatever is possible I do, but I don’t speak about that. However, I would like to give more time to it in the near future.

On being on the list of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world:
It’s undoubtedly an honor. It feels great that I was a part of this remarkable group.

On being voted as the most beautiful Bollywood star in Hollywood:
Wow! The most bankable Bollywood star in Hollywood! Thank you. I must confess that any acknowledgement of hard work makes me feel content. In all humility I want to thank all those who feel I am bankable.

Scam case of Rs. 250 crores registered against Genelia

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An FIR against Genelia D’Souza and five others has been ordered by Hyderabad court following a complaint lodged by Mr. Tirupataiah. In his complaint, Mr. Tirupataiah said that he has paid Rs. 54 lakhs to construct a duplex house at Maheswaram mandal on the outskirts of the city to the five directors of a real-estate firm as well as its brand ambassador- Genelia.

Mr. Tirupataiah paid the money for the construction of his duplex house in 2008 but till date it has not been done. “Being the brand ambassador of the firm, Genelia also made false promises through advertisements and brochures and cooperated with other accused in cheating,” the plot buyers Tirupathaiah’s counsel Balaji Vadera claimed.

Following the complaint, the court directed Saifabad police to inquire the matter and also to register a case against Genelia and five others for cheating under relevant sections of IPC. The court has asked all the five to submit a report by March 27.

The scam is reportedly of a whopping Rs.250 crores. There has been no reaction from Genelia’s side.

Paoli Dam, the next Strip Queen in the making?

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Director Vikram Bhatt started his career with clean entertaining films like JAANAM, FAREB etc. and then moved to all out commercial ventures such as AAP MUJHE ACHHE LAGNE LAGE, GHULAM, AWARA PAGAL DEEWANA, and was pretty successful here too, but he soon changed tracks and shifted his attention to a genre that is as safe as a house, horror and suspense/thriller.

With his last directorial venture, HAUNTED 3D, going on to achieve a blockbuster status, all eyes are now focused on his latest production venture, HATE STORY, directed by Vivek Agnihotri and starring Gulshan Devaiya, Nikhil Dwivedi and above all the hot and sensational Paoli Dam. Her daring bare back act and no holds barred dialogue delivery as well as spontaneity and confidence, and a figure to die for, remind many of Bipasha Basu‘s early days of JISM and RAAZ.

The bold theatrical trailer of the film has created quite a stir, and has evoked contrasting reactions from cine goers. Some have been mighty impressed by the bold and sexually explicit scenes and dialogues in the film, others feel quite revolted by the ‘in your face’ erotic thriller.


However, one thing is clear from the promo and that is that Vikram Bhatt has another winner on hands. And the reason is that the film looks like an ‘edge-of-the-seat’ erotic thriller, with a powerful story and a highly engaging screenplay, one that never slackens pace. Additionally, it also has power packed performances from its lead stars, as is evident from the trailer, and the latest Bengali beauty from Tollywood, Paoli Dam, looks smoking hot and highly confident.

Well, as we have seen in the past, bold thrillers like JISM, MURDER and MURDER 2 have been lapped up by the audience, and so there is no reason why the same cannot happen with HATE STORY. In fact trade is very upbeat about its box-office performance and it’s just a matter of a month, April 20 to be precise when the film releases all over!

Vidya Balan’s marriage plans.

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Event- Kahaani Success Party

Date- 17th March 2012

Guests of honour- Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Vikram Malhotra

 

By ARYEMAN RAJ

 

The cast and crew of Kahaani along with Viacom got together last night to celebrate the success of Kahaani. Vidya Balan, who plays the role of Vidya Bagchi, and  Parambrata Chattopadhyay, the earnest cop in the movie, looked thrilled to be there.

Viacom 18 COO ,Vikram Malhotra addressed the media and stated that it has been an important development to do a film in this genre, and that is an encouraging sing for the industry.

Vidya who looked stunning in her black saree, said she feels blessed to have been a part of Kahaani and thanked everyone for their support. Candidly she confessed that, “the success of Kahaani lies in the kahaani. It is once again proved that content is king. Yes, I am taking a breather for 3 months before I start shooting for Ganchakkar and NO am not getting married. I want to spend some quality time on doing things which I have missed out on like reading, watching some good movies, spending time with friends.”

While grapevine is abuzz that she is getting offers to work with most of the HIT KHANS, Vidya clarified that, “it all depends on the script and all the Khans are equally talented.”

 

The party kicked off, and everyone seemed to have a great time at the end of the night. All in all, it was a good Kahaani.

 

Any Shootouts at the Shootout at Wadala Kick-off Party?

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By ARYEMAN RAJ

 

Bollywood film Shootout at Wadala has been in the news right from its mahurat launch. Be it the invitation hand-out fiasco or the more recent incident of John Abraham hurting himself in a fight sequence. Must say Ekta and Sanjay Gupta do have a passion for spice and their recent joint venture will surely continue to catch eye-balls till the time the film is ready for release.

Barely a fortnight since the film started shooting and Balaji Telefilms and White Feather Films kicked off their venture, “Shootout at Wadala” with a party held at Mumbai’s suburban nightspot Escobar.

 

Hosts for the evening SURESH MEHTA, SANJAY GUPTA, ANIL KAPOOR, AKSHIT MEHTA and JOHN ABRAHAM

The party was hosted by Mr Suresh Mehta and Mr Sanjay Gupta, the director of the film.

The party was attended by the cast of Shootout at Wadala namely John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Tushar Kapoor,Sonu Sood and the petite Kangana Ranaut.  Producer and head honcho of Balaji Telefilms, Ekta Kapoor was also present at the event.

 

With such an impressive star-cast and hot, burning subject and the whiz minds of Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupra one can’t just wait for the film to be complete.

 

Malika Sherawat’s hot, sizzling lingerie shoot pics

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Malika Sherawat’s hot, sizzling lingerie shoot pics

Mallika Sherawat has sour up the temperature once again. She heats up the cover page of men’s popular magazine Maxim in white lingerie. Mallika’s seductive photo shoot has a killer look. It has all the elements to make you go crazy.

Mallika again flaunt her well toned body in the lingerie. The photo shoot of Mallika for the Maxim cover has been named “The Baddest babe in her goodest shoot ever.”  She is looking absolutely hot and sexy. This is not the third time that Mallika has posed in a sexy manner for any magazine. The photo shoot shows Mallika leaning beside a window with curtains drawn wearing sexy lingerie.

Currently, the ‘Murder’ actress is busy shooting ‘Kismat Love Paisa Dilli’ with Vivek Oberoi. The film has stored some intimate scene between Mallika and Vivek Oberoi. In the movie, she is playing a Haryani girl.

What’s AGENT VINOD all about?

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Actor Saif Ali Khan says the character of a spy essayed by him in yet-to-be-released Agent Vinod reflects contemporary India unlike the James Bond movies where the protagonist was essentially the representative of “capitalist society”.

Though Agent Vinod has all the essential ingredients–cars, guns and of course women, with lot of action–of a typical Bond movie, Saif says the spy is entrenched in Indian society.

Saif, who is also producer of the spy thriller, says if Agent Vinod could garner even a fraction of popularity of any Bond movie, he would be more than happy.

“…If then it is a big thing for us. James Bond is very iconic in this field. James Bond is a British hero against Russia…If we understand the significance of Bond thing then it is very political thing, Western society is capitalist where drinking and smoking is not bad thing…He is hero,” Saif told reporters in Mumbai.

Drawing a line between typical Bond series and the spy thriller, the 41-year-old actor says the protagonist is contemporary and does not carry the baggage of past.

“India it seems is no more influenced by Russia. Agent Vinod is not philosophical in the same place. India has also changed and I feel this is the right time to send the agent to London and can be proud of him, he does not look like a 70s hero,” he said.

Agent Vinod, written and directed by Sriram Raghavan, features Saif along with Kareena Kapoor in lead roles and is releasing on March 23.

“I play the role of Indian RAW Agent. The film opens in the eastern Europe. Agent Vinod’s partner in the film has joined hands with LeT or Russian mafia and he passes them all information but he is caught and killed, but he leaves a clue behind before he dies,” the actor said.

However, like a typical Bond movie, the mission for the desi spy seems to prevent nuclear war from happening.

“Agent Vinod is on a mission. Then a rollercoaster ride begins where he goes to Moscow and then to Pakistan to India to London to Capetown. And he saves nuclear war that was to happen in Delhi,” he said.

 

Rajnikanth turns singer.. no it’s not a Kolaveri D

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Superstar Rajnikanth will sing now! Yes, nearly after a couple of decades, Rajni will lend his voice to the tunes of music maestro A. R. Rahman for the forthcoming film KOCHADAIYAAN.

Rajnikanth had earlier sung the song ‘Adikuthu Kuluru’ for the film MANNAN in 1992.


Produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment Limited, KOCHADAIYYAN – a 3D film with performance capturing technology, is directed by Soundarya Ashwin Rajnikanth. Also starring R. Sarathkumar and Deepika Padukone, the film is scheduled to release later this year.

Mud-slinging gossip floating about Anurag Kashyap

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Every great director has a back-lash coming his way once he is successful. Being a strong supporter and ardent fan of Anurag Kashyap’s films, it’s hard to accept the unsavoury and malicious gossip circulating about him. Read on, and you will realize there is no truth to it.

It is him who has been proclaiming this from every available forum. A few years back while imparting valuable and treasure-worthy gyan to a film festival crowd he disclosed this important guru-mantra. He repeated the same thing again in one of the sessions on the second day of FICCI Frames 2012 that was also addressed by the other ‘new-age’ star directors of Bollywood Imtiaz AliZoya AkhtarDibakar Banerjee, and Amol Gupte.

Kashyap’s modus-operandi is very simple. He tells his producers the story that they like and goes ahead and makes the film he likes. This probably was the reason Kumar Mangat, the producer of NO SMOKING, believed the film was against the lethal cancer-causing habit. It finally turned out to be Kashyap’s existential magnum opus, incomprehensible and intractable even by a learned film reviewer like the late Nikhat Kazmi. And probably this could be the reason the ace director has not been able to get around Aamir Khan who tends to leave nothing to chance while doing a film and has the meticulous habit of interviewing and hand-picking even his production crew.


Some years back Kashyap had prematurely announced that Aamir would do his Danny Boyle produced film BOMBAY VELVET. It did not happen and the film, according to reports, is finally being made with Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. One wonders if Kashyap has some surprises in store for Mr. Boyle too.

Akshay Kumar’s ROWDY RATHORE faces no competition from Aamir Khan’s TALAASH

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Just a day or two ago media was rife with news that Aamir Khan has postponed the release date of his upcoming film TALAASH, which was earlier slated to release on 1st June 2012 all over. Now UTV Motion Pictures has announced the release date of their much touted film ROWDY RATHORE starring Akshay Kumar. Quite interestingly ROWDY RATHORE has been scheduled for 1st June 2012

Directed by Prabhudeva, ROWDY RATHORE also stars Sonakshi Sinha. Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is a remake of the super-hit Telugu film VIKRAMARKUDU, which was also remade in Tamil as SIRUTHAI. Music director duo Sajid-Wajid composed the music for the film.

The film will see Akshay Kumar back in his original action avatar.

Seems like Aamir’s TALAASH has inadvertently paved a way for Akshay’s ROWDY RATHORE!

Anurag Kashyap squashes Ranveer’s claims of being part of BOMBAY VELVET. Ranbir Kapoor is in.

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It’s confirmed that actor Ranbir Kapoor has been signed for director Anurag Kashyap’s much touted film BOMBAY VELVET.

‘Yes, we are making BOMBAY VELVET with Ranbir Kapoor. The reason why Ranbir is in the film is because he fits the role and has liked the role. Moreover, with Ranbir I can rest easy with the kind of money involved in the film,’ Anurag revealed.


Though, the rest of the details related to the script, the genre and Ranbir’s role have not been divulged yet by the director, we are excited to see the coming together of the extraordinary talents.

First look of Bollywood film Bittoo Boss

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Bittoo Boss is a young charming, ingenious and a fun filled wedding cameraman who takes pride in calling himself a “Sesky Video Shooter”. He is the star of all wedding celebrations of Anandpur Sahib, a small town in Punjab.

BITTOO BOSS NEW LOOK POSTER

Bittoo believes in spreading happiness through the beautiful moments he captures, moments, which you can rewind and keep watching for years and smile looking at them thus making them heartfelt experiences which last forever. He falls in love with an educated and strong-headed girl who makes him realize the importance of financial stability and monetary gains in order to gain respect and recognition. Smitten in love and bitten by the one he loves, the smart and righteous cameraman is lured to take a shortcut in order to earn a quick buck and get his life back on track. What follows is a madcap ride.

 

Actress Amita Pathak , Actor Salman Khan, , Actor Pulkit Samrat, Director Supavitra Babul, Producer Kumar Mangat Pathak & Abhishek Pathak, at the music launch of bittoo boss

The movie is directed by debutant, Supavitra Babul and will release on April 13th, 2012.

 

Ramesh Taurani’s Race 2 completes its second schedule

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The sequel to the 2008 blockbuster Race readies for its release, having completed its second schedule last month.

Directed by duo Abbas-Mastan ,the highly-anticipated action thriller from the house of Tips completed its second schedule through the month of Jan-Feb with starcast Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernades, Amisha Patel.

Talking about the film says director Abbas “Race 2 is in the same genre and will be made on as grand a scale as the original. We will be shooting in Turkey and Cyprus next. The story has plenty of twists and turns and every character will have gray shades,”.

Says producer Ramesh Taurani “We shot for the second schedule of the film from 23rd Jan to 24th Feb – It took off smoothly and we are very happy with the way things are shaping up.We are very excited and hope to make Race 2 bigger and better than the original”

Produced by Tips ,the action thriller Race 2 starring Saif Ali Khan,John Abraham,Deepika Padukone,Jacqueline Fernandez,Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled for a tentative November release.

 

 

Neil Nitin Mukesh launches Switzerland tourism Commercial.

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Switzerland is a country indians love, but only think they know, and we at lonely planet believe indians need to get to know this country better – not just its beauty but its people too. And this red and white event, endorsed by none other than Neil Nitin Mukesh, was a great example of our partnership, showcasing great food, great music, great chocolate and a love for something new, adds Vardhan Kondvikar  (Editor Lonely Planet Magazine India).

Mr. Jörg Peter Krubs (pronounced as Yorg), Director IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa), says “India is a very important market for Switzerland tourism as it’s been growing at a rate of 20% per year for the last three years and the Potential for growth of numbers of tourists to India is immense. We decided a Switzerland night with Lonely Planet Magazine as we wanted to bring out the young and trendy aspect of Switzerland to the Indian traveller”.

Kumar Mangat compliments Raghav Sanchar’s music for Bittoo Boss

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“We know for the fact that the music of this movie is something that the young generation will thoroughly enjoy. Raghav has done a brilliant job and I am very glad that Salman came to encourage us,” said Kumar Mangat. There are seven songs in the album of the movie. Bittoo Sab Ki Lega sung by Mika, Kaun Kenda sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, Kick Lag Gayi (1) sung by Raghav Sachar and Tulsi Kumar, Audi (Tenu Tak De) sung by Raghav Sachar and Natalie Di Luccio, Kabootar sung by Mika, Mann Jage sung by Shahid Maliya and Kaun Kenda (1) sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Shahid Maliya.

 

“The background of the movie has wedding in it and that’s why the songs are all very foot-tapping wedding numbers. I enjoyed composing and singing for the movie,” said Raghav. The music label of the album is T-Series.

SALMAN KHAN thrilled with Bittoo Boss songs

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BITTOO SAB KI LEGA IS THE KIND OF SONG THAT SHOULD FEATURE ME – SALMAN KHAN

 

SAYS THE ACTOR WHEN HE HEARD THE TITLE TRACK OF BITTOO BOSS AT THE MUSIC LAUNCH 

 

“Bittoo sab ki lega is the kind of song that should feature me,” said actor Salman Khan after he heard the title track of Bittoo Boss. The music launch of the movie was done in full band-baaja style on Friday afternoon with Salman as the special guest and giving him company were actors Pulkit Samrat and Amita Pathak, Wide Frame Pictures’ Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, VIACOM 18 Motion Pictures’ CEO Vikram Malhotra, Music Director Raghav Sachar, T-Series representatives and Director Supavitra Babul.

 

Salman not just congratulated the young actors, but also mentioned the songs that he loved from the movie. “I loved the song Kaun Kenda and Audi (Tenu Tak De). I think the music of the movie is very well done. I wish the best to this movie,” said Salman. Pulkit thanked Salman for supporting them by being present for the music launch. “The fact that you came is a huge honor. I am thankful to you bhai,” said Pulkit to Salman. Salman quickly quipped jokingly, “Toh job hi kar, lekin meri mat lena… photo.” The crowd joined in cheers and laughter.

 

Sonam Kapoor,Riteish Deshmukh,Uday Chopra & Kamaal R Khan Tweeted for Parineeta Chopra and Arjun Kapoor ‘s Movie “Ishaqzaade”

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The film Ishaqzaade which marks the debut of Sonam Kapoor’s couzin Arjun opposite actor Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Parineeti, has already generated a great deal of buzz on Twitter.
The film narrates the story of two people, “born to hate, but destined to love”, and follows how their “turbulent journey unfolds in the often unrealistic and daunting political confines of rural India”, a statement from YRF said on Sunday.

The film is written and directed by Habib Faisal of Do Dooni Chaar fame. He has also written films like Band Baaja Baaraat.

Amit Trivedi will compose the music for the film, while Rekha and Chinni Prakash will choreograph it.

 

Sonam and Priyanka both were very excited for the trailer to come out, so much so that even their BB status was to watch out the trailor of ishakzaade and how the promo rocks at sharp 2 pm.

 

Within two hours of the launch the promo was trending big time on twitter we some of the celeb quotes

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Sonam Kapoor

“@yrfmovies: Guys… We present to you the OFFICIAL TRAILER of @Ishaqzaade”

Riteish Deshmukh
Blown away by Arjun Kapoor & @ParineetiChopra just saw da promo of Issakzade – way to go guys-

Uday Chopra
One of the awesomest trailers from YRF, even if I say so myself check out Arjun Kapoor @ParineetiChopra in Ishaqzaade

Kamaal R Khan
All the very best to Arjun Kapoor and Ishaqzade team. Mind blowing promo.

Farah Khan joins the esteemed panel of “Women Changing India”- Barnard College’s Fourth Annual Global Symposium

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Adding another feather to her hat, choreographer /director Farah Khan joined the esteemed panel of “Women Changing India” – Barnard College of Columbia University’s Fourth Global Symposium, wherein preeminent women in the country and region-leaders in government, commerce, media and arts shared their success stories and unique perspectives on how they continue to shape and develop India.

Farah Khan joined the likes of other honoraries like reformer and India’s first woman police officer Kiran Bedi ,Teach India founder Shaheen Mistri,Shahnaz Husain – Chairperson ,the Shahnaz Husain Group, Mirai Chatterjee–Director of Social Security at SEWA all who were part of the Barnard University’s “Women Changing India” Symposium.

Veena Malik and Yaana Gupta at the launch of a store in New Delhi

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Shilpi Gupta and Rajeev Gupta planned the opening of their Studio 169 designer store and Fine dine lounge bar at Moments Mall in New Delhi in different style. It was like total Bollywood style where artist came in big limousine cars and dancers were dancing in cage made for them.

Yaana Gupta was the first Bollywood guest who came to the venue .She came in red gown and changed the dress after she liked one dress at the store. She was very happy to come for this event. Other guest who came for the event were Neeraj Soni, Vishal Saxena, Harsh Mayyar child artist of film I AM, Anamika singer who was seen after a long time after in party, Sachin Gupta new director and choreographer who planned the event with Shilpi and Rajeev Gupta.Veena Malik also came in red dress and she also changed her dress in blue gown at the store as the store different varieties of dresses. She met everyone at store and lounge bar and wished all the best to Shilpi Gupta owner of Studio 169 who was taking care of all the guest .The event went till vee hours.

 


Synopsis of Vikram Bhatt’s and director Vivek Agnihotri’s new film HATE STORY

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Stirring up tremendous buzz in tinsel town after revealing bold poster of Vikram Bhatt’s HATE STORY directed by Vivek Agnihotri. We present to you the synopsis of this Bollywood movie. The movie has Paoli Dam,Nikhil Dwivedi ,Gulshan Devaiah in lead roles.

This movie is based on a woman’s vengeance and how she uses her sexuality as a weapon.

Paoli is all set to take Bollywood by storm starring in Vikram Bhatt’s next bold movie titled ‘Hate Story’ which has been penned and produced by him solely. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the movie is based on a woman’s vengeance and how she uses her sexuality as a lethal weapon. The film also stars Nikhil Dwivedi and Gulshan Devaiah. She made her debut with the Bengali film Agnipariksha in 2006. She came into limelight in 2009 when she won several accolades for her Bengali film – Kaalbela, directed by notable Director Gautam Ghose and has also received an award for Shera Bangali New Face 2009.

She has also shared screen space with Bipasha Basu in Shob Charitro Kalponik directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Paoli was recently in thenews for her nude scene in the movie titled “Chhatrak” which was premiered at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. The sultry actress raised a lot of eyebrows from several quarters for this explicit scene containing full frontal nudity. In fact, she is the first Bengali actress to have done such a sensational scene in a Bengali movie!

Kunal Khemu not comfortable shooting intimate scenes

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Even before the start of the promotions of Mahesh Bhatt’s “Blood Money”, the film hogged limelight for a leaked intimate scene between Kunal Khemu and Canadian girl Mia. The actor says it was not a publicity strategy and he is not comfortable doing such scenes.

Many feel that the film has garnered some extra bit of promotion and much needed controversy with the leaked video, but Kunal said: “We as a team don’t think it’s the right publicity strategy. We don’t know who has done that. That’s not what the film is about and we don’t want to mislead the audiences.”

“Whether you are in a relationship or not, it is always difficult and makes you nervous to do intimate scenes. If you are in a relationship, communication is the key,” said Kunal who is dating Soha Ali Khan.

“Thankfully for me, I am in a relationship with an actress who is also from the same industry. So I am not saying that it’s really very easy, but you deal with it and do it but she understands it,” added the 28-year-old.

Housefull 2 pays tribute to iconic on-screen fights of the 70’s

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The infamous on-screen fights shared between veterans Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna in the late 70’s is soon to be recreated on screen in Eros International and Sajid Nadiadwala‘s Housefull 2.

The sequel to one of the biggest hits of the year 2010,will see lead actors Akshay Kumar and John Abraham exchange blows in an intense fight sequence executed by Action director Kawee Sirikhanaerut from Thailand action company -Seng Kawee of Rambo and Lara Croft fame.

And if sources are to be believed the famous Amitabh Bachchan-Vinod Khanna fights on-screen have served as reference points to the critical scenes shared by Akshay and John in the masala-entertainer.

Confirms director Sajid Khan “I have designed all the action sequences and used fight scenes between Amitabh and Vinod Khanna in 1970’s films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish and Khoon Pasina as inspiration”. Adding that “I haven’t used any special effects .Today, even a kid can point out fake stunt sequences. As kids, we’d count the number of punches Amitji and Vinod Khanna would throw so in the film I’ve given John and Akshay an equal number”.

Says producer Sajid Nadiadwala “ It was Sajid Khan’s dream to design such stunt sequences. And since both of us are crazy fans of Manmohan Desai and Prakash mehra, there was no debate when he created those scenes”.

Directed by Sajid Khan , starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham ,Riteish Deshmukh, , Shreyas Talpade , Asin ,Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez ,Shazahn Padamsee , Rishi Kapoor ,Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty , Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International’s Housefull 2 comes to a theatre near you April 5.th,2012.

Zindagi Tere Naam premiere party

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Pawan Goyal’s “Film Zindagi Tere Naam” premiere party was hosted at PVR cinema Juhu.

 

Venus Worldwide Entertainment Pvt Ltd, brings yet another drama of Zindagi of love, Commitment and intense emotions in the film “ZINDAGI TERE NAAM”, and introducing Ranjeeta in her comeback avatar with her popular pair Mithun Chakraborty.

Champak Jain, Pawan Goyal, Wajid Ali, Priyanka Mehta, Aseem Ali Khan

Ashu Trikha is an Indian film director and producer of Bollywood. He started his career with Arjun Rampal movie Deewaanapan which was produced by Vashu Bhagnani movie is  His second venture Baabarr had Mithun and Om Puri in lead roles. The film was critically acclaimed and done moderate business at the box-office. Now he is doing his third film Enemy with an ensemble cast of Mithun ChakrabortySunil ShettyMahakshay Chakra bortyKay Kay Menon and Mahesh Manjrekar.

 

About The Film Zindagi Tere Naam:-

 

Behind the Scenes of Ordinary Lives, you tend to uncover a “Zindagi” of love, commitment and intense emotion!!!

 

Mr. Singh, an ordinary man with an ordinary life vividly recreates a legend, legend of love, life and romance se against fantastically different background of a couple, Siddharth and Anjali .The legend comes full circle from the green courts of Dalhousie to the studied manners of Chandigarh respectively!!! Two stories of romance run parallel right through and unfold to show the true emotions of couples. The intensity with which the couple loves is not limited by their respective ages. One has the youth, vibrancy and passion where as the other is studied, matured and sober but neither couples are short of intensity in their romance. It is a Classic example of how much you would do for your Love….!

 

The entire drama unfolds from assignation to madness, From Love to Sunder, From Hope to Despair and from comeback to Tears. Without any revulsion they revel in it and without any fright they fight for it. It is believed that love is when forever is not long enough….! Zindagi Tere Naam is tale that has lives that will live for love and the sacrifice of hearts that will leave other hearts bleeding!! It is a Swan’s tale that will waive the ups and downs of the Love at its Zenith.

A Story of Great Love, which will truly re-define” Love for Life “and that, is when we say “Zindagi Tere Naam”!

 

Banner:-Pawan Goyal, Directed By :-Ashu Trikha, Produced By:-Shree Sai Pictures, Star Cast:- Mithun Chakraborthy, Ranjeeta, Assem Ali Khan, Priyanka Mehta, Ashish Sharma, Muisc By:-Sajid Wajid ,Singer:-Shaan, Sajid Khan, KK, Sunidhi Chauhan, Richa Sharma, Afzal Sabri, Shafaqat, Amanat Ali Khan. Media Consultant by Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft).

 

Creative Eye Limited’s “OM NAMAH SHIVAY” DVD released for Indian Market

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The mega mythological serial “OM NAMAH SHIVAY” which have been telecast on Doordarshan as well in 11 (eleven) countries across the globe, DVD’s of the same have been released by Moser Bayer recently for the Indian Market.
“OM NAMAH SHIVAY” produced under the banner of Namah Shivay Enterprises, presented by Creative Eye Limited have created mile stones across the globe in terms of popularity and brand image for Creative Eye Limited. The serial produced by Zuby Kochhar and directed by Dheeraj Kumar have many stalwarts associated with this great project in various creative departments. To name a few, Late Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza as writer, Pandit Jasraj as the main title singer, Pandit Shaarangdev as music composer, Abhilash as the lyrics writer are the pioneers who have contributed in the making of “OM NAMAH SHIVAY”
Oriental Research Instute, Baroda, have given immense contribution as a research institute under the guidance of Late Dr. Madhusuan Pathak. To make this great epic the research was conducted for continuous nine (9) years before it was telecast on The DVD’s priced at Rs.2,999/- each consisting of two volumes having 208 episodes of one hour duration have been received extremely well by the viewers.

VJ-turned-actor Ayushmann takes beauty lessons for Vicky Donor

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A lot is said about actors getting under the skin of their characters but VJ and Roadies winner Ayushmann Khurrana did just that in quite the literal sense for his forthcoming film John Abraham’s Vicky Donor.

The comedy that takes a light hearted look at the taboo attached to infertility and artificial insemination sees Ayushmann aka Vicky play a donor cum beautician ,for which the actor had to train in local parlours for his role.

Confirms a source “In the film Ayushmann plays the son of a lady who owns a parlor and who doubles as a beautician when not on donor duty. To get the hang of it Ayushmann trained under beauticians for the role, learning a basic beauty course –threading, manicure, pedicure et al.”

Directed by Shoojit Sircar the film marks the acting debut of VJ turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana ,who plays a Punjabi cricket player cum sperm donor in love with a Bengali girl, played by television actress Yami Gautam.

Produced by John Abraham,  Eros International’s contemporary comedy Vicky Donor starring comes to a theatre near you April 20th,2012.

Authentic Lavani dancers to approve Vidya Balan’s item song moves

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We all are very much aware of the fact that Vidya would be performing her first item number in the movie Farrari Ki Sawari directed by Rajesh Mapuskar. The song “mala jao dya na ghari” has already managed to make the audience go crazy and fanatical. It is a proper authentic lavani song. And if sources are to be believed vidya herself is taking a keen interest for an accurate execution of this song. The result however is fantastic.

Besides Vidya is taking personal interest and working towards perfection. From the sari to the accessories to the dance steps, she refuses to compromise on anything. Also Vidya spent over three weeks rehearsing the dance step with the troupe from Kolhapur. With such hard work put up from vidya, Rajesh Mapuskar is extremely satisfied with the outcome.

 

Even though the result is equal to perfection Rajesh Mapuskar and Vidya Balan insist on having the first screening with authentic dancers to see their reaction. It was hence a co-operative decision taken by the team to show it to a group of lavani dancers.

Rajesh and Vidya both are looking into the minutest of the details and are refuting to negotiate on authenticity.

 

However it’s for the first time where the screening will be shown to a group of dancers. Also they are sure that they would receive honest feedback. Rajesh Mapuskar confirms, “We want the song to look purely authentic, although we are in talks with a bunch of Lavani dancers from Kolhapur for the first test screening”.

“The Jungfrau Encounter” – a graphic novel on Agent Vinod

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Setting a trend of sorts,Illuminati’s Agent Vinod is the first film in the history of Indian cinema to have commissioned a full-fledged graphic novel to compliment a film.

Titled the “The Jungfrau Encounter”, the meaty 90 pager is written byYogesh Chandekar with art by Saumin Patel and is published by Westland Ltd .

Backed by the major publisher, The Jungfrau Encounter will kick-start a graphic novel series that will run parallel with the Agent Vinod franchise  .Not an adaptation of Illuminati action thriller, the book, set in the same fictional universe is an original novel which introduces Agent Vinod .

Confirms Paul Vinay Kumar, publisher, Westland Ltd, “The graphic novel (based on “Agent Vinod”) we are doing is called “The Jungfrau Encounter” and does not follow the film script. It talks about the introduction of Agent Vinod, so in a way, it is setting the tone of the character. We didn’t want to have a straight adaptation of the film, that is why the name of the novel is different. We were given the script to understand the character and the mood of the film. Based on this, we have a new story that talks about the origin of the lead character. Thus, there is a degree of independence here and the plot varies.” Adding that  “All Bollywood films cannot be converted into graphic novels because you need to have a sense of curiosity and novelty, and also a very strong character. It is an experiment for us and if we receive a good response from our readers, we will continue with the franchise. Saif Ali Khan was involved in the beginning as he liked the idea.”.

If that wasn’t all ,Saif Ali Khan himself has written a foreword for the book which also features an afterword by director Sriram Ragahvan introducing the characters of the film.

“The Jungfrau Encounter” revolves around four mysterious strangers meeting at a restaurant high up in the Bernese Alps of Jungfrau. They are there to settle a score with Agent Vinod, who is responsible for the predicament each of them are in.

Says director Sriram Ragahvan “Except for the first sequence in which I used some elements from the novel and the style, both of us have been working independently but in sync, in an effort to take Agent Vinod beyond the movie. If the film works we, could flag off a popular fiction series that runs parallel with the movie franchise”.

‎Says producer Dinesh Vijan “We’ve often said that agent Vinod is an inspired cross between the Tintin comics and the Bond series. So nothing could be more befitting than releasing this brilliant comic book which gives us an unseen glimpse into the wild wild world of Agent Vinod!”.

Priced at Rs. 295, Agent Vinod ‘s “The Jungfrau Encounter” will release before the film and will be available at all leading bookstores and with major online retailers.

Shot in over 12 countries including  Morocco, Russia and Latvia, the highly anticipated action-adventure –Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Agent Vinod directed by Sriram Ragahvan is all set to release on the 23rd of March 2012 .

Emraan Hashmi plays an investigative crime journo in Rush

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Emraan Hashmi who’s proved time and again that he isn’t far from the big league of actors given his stupendous success at the box office ,is now up on his star rating quotient with the recent string of hits added to this track record. This time around with the trade vouching for him as one of the most saleable stars in the industry today, Emraan Hashmi aka Hitman Hashmi  is here to prove yet again that he is the “darling of the masses” with the crime thriller Rush.

Also starring Neha Dhupia and Sagarika Ghatge,the film revived by Percept Picture Company and creative director Priyanka Desai sees Hashmi play the charismatic and investigative journalist Sam who plunges into a vortex of violence in a deadly engineered game of cat and mouse .

Talking about the film says Emraan Hashmi “I was blown away by Shamin’s script.Its a film I’m very excited about and something I’ve never done before. I found a journalist’s life tough. I play an investigative crime journo in a news channel”.

The thorough professional that he is, Emraan Hashmi also went out of his way to accommodate the film without inconveniencing the team post the tragic loss of the director.

Confirms producer Shailendra Singh ,Percept “Emraan has gone out of his way to accommodate the film, purely out of sentimental reasons. We all wanted Shamin Desai’s dream to come true. Emraan was really shy about accepting the trophy. He felt he was not worthy of it. But we disagree.”

Percept Pictures & Shamin Desai ‘s Rush is scheduled to release 2nd half of 2012 .

Rohit Shetty shoots a cameo for Kya Super Kool Hai Hum

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As a special treat to fans, Rohit Shetty director of the successful Golmaal franchise will soon be seen making a cameo in the sequel to Balaji’s 2005 hit comedy titled Kya Super Kool Hai Hum starring Tusshar Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh.

While lead actor Tusshar and director Rohit Shetty are known to be close friends given them Golmaal association ,the actor was also instrumental in convincing the director to make a cameo in the film.

Confirms Tusshar Kapoor “Yes,Rohit is doing a cameo in the film. I have shot with him and it was fun”.

Much like his off-screen persona,Rohit Shetty will be seen playing a shy director in the scene that was wrapped up in just a couple of hours keeping in mind Rohit’s busy schedule for Bol Bachchan-“He agreed after I spoke to him however we wanted him to be happy as that’s how he is when work is done quickly” adds Tusshar.

After the runaway success of Balaji Motion Pictures ‘ 2005 hit comedy Kya Kool Hai Hum, the team of the film reunites for the rib-tickling sequel, titled Kya Super Kool Hai Hum directed by Sachin Yarki. Starring Tusshar Kapoor ,Riteish Deshmukh ,Neha Sharma and Sarah Jane Dias ,the film is scheduled to release August 2012.

DANCE INDIA DANCE BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST BOLLYWOOD DANCE!!!

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Mumbai witnessed an euphoric moment when a massive crowd of more than 5000 people along with Dance India Dance mentors and contestants broke the prestigious GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the largest Bollywood Dance!! The adrenaline rush of participating and watching a live record breaking event along with the thrill of seeing live performances by Dance India Dance contestants had everyone heading to Mumbai’s KJ Somaiya College Grounds. Preparations were underway weeks in advance at hundreds of dance classes and every street corner as lakhs of viewers learnt the dance act to perform it precisely at the same time to make a world record. Time stopped still at 7:45 pm on 1 March 2012 as 4428 dance lovers in India successfully broke the Guinness World Records for the “Largest Bollywood Dance”. Zee TV created a historic moment by breaking the Guinness World Record with the objective to set a new benchmark for Indian television’s No 1 dance reality show, Dance India Dance! With this world record, Zee TV’s brand positioning ‘Umeed Se Saje Zindagi’ resounded strongly with its mission to entertain, educate and inspire its viewers!

Guinness adjudicator Mr. Nikhil Shukla, MD & CEO ZEEL Mr. Punit Goenka along with Master Terence & Remo

The Masters could not believe that they along with enthusiastic dance lovers had created history. Terence Lewis, stumped at having broken his own record by a huge margin, said, “This has been one of the happiest moments of my life. I feel like dancing to Oops I did it again (grins).”  An ecstatic Master Remo said, “Wow!!! I had never experienced such frenzy and huge crowds! The record breaking attempt is going to be etched in my memory forever and I’ve gone hoarse screaming that my show, Dance India Dance has set a Guinness World Record! The impressive efforts of all the participants present here proves that there’s no bigger brand for dance in India than Dance India Dance. Congratulations to Zee TV and everybody who made it happen!”

SHANGHAI – Dibakar Banerjee’s next political thriller

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Cast and crew details

The film stars Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Kalki Koechlin, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Anant Jogue, Pitobash and Farooque Shaikh.


Costume designed by Manoshi Nath & Rushi Sharma. Sound design by Pritam Das. Background Music by Michael McCleary. Editing by Namrata Rao. Production Design by Vandana Kataria. Music by Vishal & Shekhar. Cinematography by Nikos Andritsakis. Executive Producer Wasim Khan. Screenplay Urmi Juvekar & Dibakar Banerjee. Produced by Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev K. Bijli,  Dibakar Banerjee & Priya Sreedharan. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee. Based on the book “Z” by Vassilis Vassilikos.

Synopsis

A political activist meets with an accident in an Indian city gearing up for elections. A lone girl believes it to be a murder. A porn film maker claims to have proof that will bring the government down. A high ranking bureaucrat is brought in by the government to damage control. The three of them blow the lid off the Indian dream called Shanghai.

PVR Pictures will release Shanghai on 8th June, 2012.

After Sunny Leone, Ann Lee Roberts sizzles with Saif Ali Khan in AGENT VINOD

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After Sunny Leone, Ann Lee Roberts sizzles with Saif Ali Khan in AGENT VINOD

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After Sunny Leone, Ann Lee Roberts sizzles with Saif Ali Khan in AGENT VINOD

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Announcement of film with launch of Vishwa Manav Jagran Manch

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Avinash Choudhary main founder of Vishwa Manav Jagran Manch organised two events in one day at Classic Club in Andheri West.He launched his company and announced the film which he will make on latest issue of World.
Priti Jhangiani and Zeenat Aman were the first to come for the event.Jagat Guru Sankracharya came from Himalaya to wish them all the best .Other guest who came for the event were Udit Narayan,Bali Brahmbhatt,Abhimanyu Singh ,Yuki Ellias,Balwant Shastri and Anand.The event started and finished on time.Zeenat Aman and Priti Jhangiani wished them all the best for their company and for film.Avinash Choudhary told media that film is easiest medium to reach the public so he want to make the film.He also honoured all the guest with the momento of the company.Film will go on floor very soon .Avinash Choudhary plan is to do good work to support poor people through his Vishwa Manav Jagran Manch.

J H Nakra’s Movie ‘Love Possible’ starring Karan Mehra & Srishti Sharma is releasing on 16th March 2012

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Debutant director J H Nakra’s film Love Possible starring Karan Mehra & Srishti Sharma is releasing on 16th March 2012. Karan Mehra,who’s also worked in movies like No One Killed Jessica opposite Rani Mukherjee and in Drona with Abhishek Bacchan, is making his first leading Debut with Love Possible, opposite Shrishti Sharma.

It is a Rom Com with a fresh cast and a fresh feel attached to it.The Director of the Film J H Nakra is a successful Businessman, always had inclination towards film direction and believes that this film will give him that footmark in the industry. All those who have seen the film are all praises for the director and have been praising the quality of the film.

Love Possible is a romantic Drama between two professionals, who stand by each other through the goods and the bad however, a small misunderstanding strains their relationship, and how they cope up with it.

Director Nakhra who himself is a newcomer for the industry, plans to create a platform for the newcomer actors and show their potential in the Bollywood Industry. He intends to produce four other films with some of the prominent actors from the Industry along with newcomers in 2012.

He strongly believes that his work will not go un-noticed and will not be a disappointment for the Audience.

First Look of K Sera Sera’s Film “LIFE KI TOH LAG GAYI”

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Release Date
20th April 2012
Genre
Comedy Drama
Studio
K Sera K Sera Box Office Pvt. Ltd. & V.M.Final Cut Ent.Pvt.Ltd
About
Mumbai – Yahan vaat lagti hai..
Description
Life is VACUUM still it sucksssssss……. this is mumbai……yahan lagti sabki hai.
Plot Outline
Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi is a one day journey of four different people struggling in the city of Mumbai. One with vengeance, one on a mission ,one with hope and one to con..
They eventually ends up at one place and finds their ways..
Starring
Kay Kay Menon, Ranvir Shorey, Pradhuman Singh ( Tere Bin Laden fame ), Manu Rishi Chadha, Neha Bhasin (Pop Diva)
Directed By
Rakesh Mehta
Written By
Rakesh Mehta
Screenplay By
Rakesh Mehta
Produced By
K Sera K Sera Box Office Pvt. Ltd.& V.M.Final Cut Ent.Pvt.Ltd

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan – another publicity stunt?

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The rumoured couple Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan were seen in no mood to hide their relationship anymore 

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan are hell-bent on painting the town red.

The rumoured couple was spotted at a nightspot in Kala Ghoda over the weekend. They seemed to be living it up even though a bunch of friends accompanied them.

Says an onlooker, “They appeared to be having a good time together. From their behaviour, it certainly looked that the two are throwing caution to the wind.

They did not care that there were people around or they were being watched. Or anyone would take snapshots of them.”

Adds the onlooker, “They both came together at the lounge bar and were there for a considerable time. As the place did not have too many Bollywood folk hanging out there were at ease laughing and chatting away.”

Earlier in the evening both the actors were spotted at a fashion event in the suburbs.

But strangely they did not arrive together due to the media presence. They made sure that they came separately at different timings and left too separately.

It appears that the two hooked up later and drove down to south Mumbai for a night out.

For the past month there has been buzz about Sonal and Neil doing the B-Town rounds.

The two were also spotted together at the recent Dheeraj Deshmukh-Honey Bhagnani’s sangeet.

The two who were mere acquaintances seemed to have been bonding big time lately ever since Sonal was a guest at Neil’s house party. The actors remained unavailable for comment.

Aamir Khan delays Dhoom 3

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Actor Aamir Khan, who would be seen as a baddie in the third installment of hit film series ‘Dhoom’, says, he is not mentally prepared for the film.

“I have started preparations for “Dhoom 3″. For my role I have began working on the physical side. But I am not mentally prepared yet,” Aamir told reporters here.

“Dhoom” series centres around bike chases, handsome thieves and daring theft plans. After the success of “Dhoom” (2004) and “Dhoom 2” (2006) there is a lot of buzz around the third movie.

Aamir would play the bad guy while Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra would reprise their roles of Jai and Uday respectively.

The 47-year-old actor would feature opposite Katrina Kaif in the film, directed by Victor Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. It is set to hit cinema houses in 2013.

Agent Vinod hot girl goes topless

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Who’s That Girl?

Ann Lee Roberts is a Durban born South African model, who has shot for various international brands in Cape Town and USA, and was also the face of Lee Jeans.

First Look of Yash Raj’s “ISHAQZAADE”

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Rising from the ashes of hooliganism and small town clan wars, comes the love story of a passion ignited by hatred.

Of two people. Born to hate. Destined to love.

One kingdom. One throne. Two wild animals… unpredictable Parma… ferocious Zoya.  A battle… deafened by sounds of hate, revenge, bullets and deceit.

A story… about two fiery bloods played by Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, and their fight for power and supremacy.

A story about love brewing in a small town burning with hatred.

A story called ISHAQZAADE.

Follow the story of the ishaqzaade’s as their turbulent journey unfolds in the often unrealistic and daunting political confines of rural India.

THE TEAM

 

Habib Faisal, the award winning director of Do Dooni Chaar and an award winning writer (Band Baaja Baaraat), has also put together a team of immensely talented people, all with tremendous critical acclaim:

  • Hemant Chaturvedi (Company – 2002, Maqbool – 2004 & Kurbaan – 2009) is the DOP.

  • Amit Trivedi (National & Filmfare Award for Dev:D and Filmfare Award for Udaan – 2010 & acclaimed musical score for No One Killed Jessica – 2011) is composing the music with lyrics by Kausar Munir (Tashan – 2008).

  • Mukund Gupta, who won the award for best Production Designer for Do Dooni Chaar, is doing the production design.

  • Aarti Bajaj (Do Dooni Chaar – 2010, Jab We Met – 2007, Dev:D – 2009, No One Killed Jessica – 2011, Rockstar – 2011, apart from several others) will be editing the film.

  • Rekha & Chinni Prakash, National Award winners for Jodhaa Akbar and with a long list of outstanding achievements credited to their names over the years, will be choreographing the film.

  • And Sham Kaushal, greatly respected and much awarded for Krrish and Kaminey, is the action director.

Seagram’s 100 Pipers Pure Music brings Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for an outstanding 4 city music tour

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Celebrate the essence of Pure Music, Seagram’s 100 Pipers and the incredible talent of the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The 4 city tour starting 18th March till 1st April, goes first to Bangalore, then Kolkata, Mumbai and concludes in New Delhi.

For over 15 years Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have enthralled with their music either on stage, or as the biggest playback draws on cinema. They are credited to be one of the pioneers who changed Bollywood Music, helped by a younger experimental set of directors. The tour will mesmerize its audience with Shankar Mahadevan`s brilliance on vocals, Ehsaan Noorani`s dynamism on the Acoustic Guitar and Loy Mendonsa`s finesse on the Grand Piano as they perform their chartbusters

Commenting on the tour, Shankar Mahadevan said, “It’s almost the first time ever that we are embarking on such a grand tour. We are proud to be associated with 100 Pipers, a brand that has partnered with such great music acts before. We will be performing fresh takes on our numbers – a definitive Pure Music experience.”

Bikram Basu, Vice President- Marketing, Pernod Ricard India said, “Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have changed the way we ‘view’ Indian cinema, through their music. Brilliant in composition, and contemporary with sound. The 100 Pipers four city tour with them is a winner for audiences”.

Who’s Who in COLORS Chhal – Sheh aur Maat

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Ever wondered what follows happily ever after? Was what you thought to be the end, really the end? What if there is something that could happen later and can change your life completely? COLORS’ first foray into the social thriller genre, ‘Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat’ will highlight just that. Produced by 24 Frames, Chhal is a pure play of deception, betrayal and mystery. Encased in an element of surprise and shock, it is a story that is bound to force the viewers to think – a classic example of what you see, is what you don’t get!

 

Character Sketches

 

Neha (Hunar Halli)

Hunnar Ali as Neha in Chhal - Sheh Aur Maat

Hunar Halli essays the role of lead protagonist Neha, a doting daughter, sister and wife. Neha is an emotional and sensitive girl who derives happiness from little things and prefers relationships over money. Neha is married to Rishi but the world claims that she is married to Kabir!

Hunar Halli was previously seen on TV soaps Sasural Genda Phool, Mukti Bandhan etc.

 

Rishi (Abhishek Malik)

Abhishek Malik as Rishi

Abhishek Malik will be seen playing the role of a charming young lad, Rishi. He is married to Neha who considers Rishi to be her Prince Charming.

Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat marks Abhishek’s debut on Indian television after some successful modeling stints and after winning the Mr. Delhi Title in 2009.

Kabir (Avinesh Rekhi)

Avinesh Ricky portrays the role of the ideal young man Kabir. He stakes claim on Neha as his wife even though she claims that her husband is another man named Rishi.

Chhal – Sheh aur Maat marks Avinesh’s debut on Indian television.

Get ready to find out who has the reigns to this game in Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat’ starting March 19th, 2012, Monday to Friday at 9.00 PM only on COLORS.

First look – Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat

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Avinesh Rekhi as Kabir, Abbas -Mustan, Hunnar Ali as Neha and Abhishek Malik as Rishi in Chhal -Sheh Aur Maat

Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat, the first-ever social thriller from the COLORS stable, not only has an intriguing concept and storyline, but also an exciting star cast. Hunar Halli essays the lead role of Neha, a newlywed bride. Her costars on the show, Rishi played by Abhishek Malik and Kabir played by Avinesh Rekhi have been selected after a lot of research was conducted about the personalities of the characters and the traits that would make their characters more relatable. Other than the trio, viewers will also witness popular faces like Rajesh Balwani, Raymon Singh, Aishwarya Narkar, Karan Goddwani and Dev Keswani, upping the thrill quotient on the show, keeping the audiences on the edge of their seats!

 

Block your mind… starting March 19th, every Monday to Friday to untangle the mystery in Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat at 9 pm only on COLORS.

Hum Paanch TV actor Bhairavi Raichura ventures into producing a thriller serial

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Bhairavi Raichura at the launch of Chhal - Sheh Aur Maat

Speaking further about the show Bhairavi Raichura and Nandita Mehra of 24 Frames said, “Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat is a story that will force you to think and make you question whether what you see is really the truth. While discussing the script, we constantly tried to think like the audience to ensure that the story was not getting predictable at any point. We went ahead with an idea for any scene only if we were able to surprise ourselves. Chhal’s story involves a lot of action, where audiences can expect to see an interesting combination of suspense, thrills and daredevil stunts. Moreover, the edge-of-seat action will constantly keep you guessing about what will happen next.”

Abbas Mastan impressed with Colors CHHAL

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Bollywood director duo and the ‘geniuses of the thriller genre’ Abbas Mustan attend the opening ceremony of Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat marking the launch of the show.

Commenting on the thriller genre, the director duo Abbas Mustan said, “Thrillers have the ability to stimulate a viewer’s mood – create anticipation, build expectations, surprise, anxiety all in short time. The genre attracts a huge audience for its style of story-telling and showcase of edgy content. Having worked on numerous thrillers concepts, we believe this kind of content is engaging and entertaining. It’s great to see Television moving to this direction and introducing a show like Chhal.  The show has all the elements of watching a film – emotions, excitement, suspense and exhilaration that drives the story. It’s a must watch!”

COLORS to offer thrilling nights with CHHAL

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Speaking about the unusual genre being explored for the first-time-ever, Prashaant Bhatt, Fiction Head of COLORS said, “This is the first time we’re exploring the social thriller genre and we are very happy to have the geniuses of the genre –Abbas Mustan supporting our debut/first step. Chhal in our way is a tribute to their kind of film making which forces audiences to think and keeps them on the edge of their seats. The storyline of the show is extremely intriguing, drops unexpected juxtapositions for the viewers to establish connections with the characters. It may sound like a simple story of a newly-wed bride, but on the contrary, it will take you through twists and turns that have been carefully woven to create the web of mystery and thrill. With the suspense and action element built into the script, Chhal is going to be a visual treat for the audiences. Adding this new thriller to our programming lineup, we will now be able to provide our audiences with wholesome entertainment in every genre including social dramas, romantic comedies, sports entertainment, scripted reality and more.”

Daler Mehandi praises Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi Music Director Vinay Jaiswal

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Life Ki Toh Lag GAyi is not only the debutant director Rakesh Mehta’s first film however it also has experimental music given for the film by debutant Song and Music composer Vinay Jaiswal.Keeping the look and feel of the film in mind the director Rakesh Mehta wanted a different kind of a music altogether in the film. He gave Vinay a briefing about the same.

Daler Mehandi and Vinay Jaiswal

One of the songs in the film is coined as” Main Haryana ka sher ” after creating the song Vinay Jaiswal wanted this to be sung by none other than Daler Mehendi, when Daler Mehendi heard the lyrics and the rough dub, within seconds he was so excited and wanted to sing this, and after the recording was over, Daler was so impressed that he expressed praises and will to work with Vinay in the future again, admiring Vinay’s talent .

“Main Haryane ka Sher” has a fresh feel in hip-hop & Bhangra , apparently this is a first of its kind of a song having a haranvi-hip hop groove to it  and to top it all it’s a cop song with a lot of attitude.

As per Daler this song is going to be a super hit especially in the north Indian belt, as Delhi, Haryana , Punjab and parts of UP can relate to it.

Vinay Jaiswal says-“I am just keeping fingers crossed, Daler paaji has rocked the song & um getting impatient for the people to hear it”.Vinay adds” God is really kind, it’s all Ganpati Bappa’s and my parent’s blessings”

Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani opens to an unprecedented response

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The city is abuzz with news of the missing Arnab Bagchi ,but audiences have to wait no longer as the mystery unveiled itself yesterday as Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani saw its theatrical release.

After the stupendous success of The Dirty Picture where she swept up all the awards including a National Award for Best Actress ,the talented Vidya Balan is all set to deliver yet another award winning performance as a pregnant lady in search of her missing husband in Kolkata in Viacom 18’s Kahaani.

The suspense thriller opened to an unprecedented response with rave reviews coming its way from all quarters.

Says acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh “On the whole, KAHAANI works big time because Vidya Balan makes it come alive. It is several notches above the stuff we’ve been subjected to in the past. The movie triumphs in evoking emotions. You experience compassion, resentment, defenselessness and triumph at a variety of stages. A wonderful movie-going experience, you come out feeling a sense of pride, pleasure and fulfillment after having watched KAHAANI. Just do not miss it. Hugely recommended!”.

Critic Rajeev Masand too was all praise for the film “Taut and refreshingly original, the script of ‘Kahaani’ keeps you on your toes with its tendency to throw surprises and twists at every turn.. The film delivers on its promise, and keeps you guessing until the end. It’s a delicious thriller – don’t miss it.”said Masand.

“Much after you watch Kahaani, the film will continue to occupy your mind, as you marvel over how efficiently the story panned out — the kind of film that is enjoyable to re-watch even after you know how it ends.” adds Aniruddha Guha.

Viacom 18’s Kahaani tells the tale of a seven month pregnant Vidya Bagchi in search of her missing husband alone in a festive city, with nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him and when it comes to casting a woman of substance, the director could look no further than Vidya Balan.

Says Sujoy Ghosh ““”I always wanted to work with Vidya. She is a great actor. It was first Vidya and then KAHAANI was conceived. ‘With Vidya what happens is your film immediately gets a stamp of quality. But now to prove that she has entrusted her stake in a right film is quite a challenge for me”

Commenting on lead actress Vidya Balan’s performance said  Taran Adarsh “This is indeed a favorable moment for a Hindi movie heroine, unlike in times of yore. She is being looked up to as an actor with strengths, limitations, failures and accomplishments. She is geared up to conduct experiments, equipped to explore uncharted territories. This also goes for one of the most proficient actresses of our times, Vidya Balan. The famed actress has persistently ambled the untrodden path vis-a-vis her choice of movies, Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture and now Kahaani…”

On a high note ends Madhureeta Mukherjee, TOI “After The Dirty Picture you still needed convincing that you will miss a leading ‘hero’ in this one, get ready for another punch in the jaw. Once again, a ‘pregnant’ Vidya, ironically displays more ‘male ornaments’ (excuse the watering down) than most heroes. She takes on her role with power and pride.”

“Ayushman and Yami are fantastic” says John Abraham

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Playing a godfather of sorts,John Abraham who turns producer with JA Entertainment’s Vicky Donor is going all out to support new-comers Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam, who make their acting debut with the comedy that takes a light hearted look at the taboo attached to infertility and artificial insemination.

Donning his producer’s hat to the T –John is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that he is present to fully support the film in spite of his hectic schedule. Says actor/producer John Abraham“ Ayushman and Yami are fantastic actors I want to support them the same way I was supported when I had entered this industry.”Adding that “With Vicky Donor I detach as an actor and have to be the captain of the ship. However,I will be doing a cameo in a song”.

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, Vicky Donor ,marks the acting debut of VJ turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana ,who plays a Punjabi cricket player cum sperm donor in love with a Bengali girl, played by television actress Yami Gautam.

John is also all praise for director Shoojit. Says John “Shoojit and I wanted to work together for a very long time. And we happened to come across this script. We both believed in it and decided to take it forward”. Confirming that “ There is nothing adult in the movie. No one wants to talk about such topics but Shoojit has handled it beautifully. asAs a producer I will make commercial films of different genres that are contemporary as audiences today are much smarter and expect more from a film”

Produced by John Abraham,  Eros International’s contemporary comedy Vicky Donor starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam comes to a theatre near you April 20th,2012

Sarah Jane Dias shoots for a wardrobe malfunction scene in Kya Super Kool Hai Hum

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Miss India pageant winner Sarah Jane Dias had to brave through a wardrobe malfunction scene for her upcoming film Balaji’s Kya Super Kool Hai Hum.

The actress had to revisit her modeling days as she stepped into the shoes of Carol Gracious who met with the misfortunate incident a couple of years ago, for a scene that sees her walk the ramp for a fashion week.

Says a production source “Sarah initially had her reservations while shooting the scene since it was a sensitive subject especially since she has an extensive background in modeling. However she handled it like a thorough professional and shot the scene with utmost grace.”

On the brighter side,the model-turned-actress sported the same Hemant Trivedi gown she won the pageant in.

“Sarah was very nostalgic shooting for the scene since she was sporting the same gown Hemant designed for her and was very excited to be wearing it again for the film” adds the source.

After the runaway success of Balaji Motion Pictures ‘ 2005 hit comedy Kya Kool Hai Hum, the team of the film reunites for the rib-tickling sequel, titled Kya Super Kool Hai Hum ,scheduled to release August 2012.

 

Director Sriram Raghavan spills the beans on Kareena Kapoor

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Though known mostly for his spine chilling thrillers with male centric themes, like JOHNNY GADDAR, EK HASINA THI, maverick director Sriram Raghavan has always given his lead actresses their due importance. Who can forget the award winning act by actress par excellence Urmila Matondkar in EK HASINA THI or Rimi Sen‘s short but highly effective role in JOHNNY GADDAR.

In order to know his views on his latest lead actress Kareena Kapoor and his experience of working with her in AGENT VINOD, we decided to ask the director who said, “Kareena was simply superb to work with. Yes, she is a spontaneous actor and has an instant connect with the viewer.”

When we queried him about her role in the film, Sriram replied, “She has a complex role in the film, though I can’t reveal that now. She can be glamorous and real at the same time.”
We went a step further and asked him to compare Kareena with Urmila who we feel is just as spontaneous and natural like Kareena and he says, “Well, Urmila too is a fabulous actor. She is my first heroine and was superb in EK HASINA THI.”
Certainly, no one else could have summed up the acting prowess of Kareena and Urmila better than Sriram Raghavan.

Ranbir Kapoor acts on Paa Rishi Kapoor’s advice on film choices

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The way Ranbir Kapoor has managed his selection of films and consistently delivered at the box office has made him one of the most sought after stars in B-town. And no doubt his parents are extremely proud of him carrying forth the family baton in such a splendid manner.

Though Ranbir might be churning hits one after the other, there is something which his dad feels is amiss in his performances.

Dad Rishi Kapoor feels that Ranbir needs to move beyond multiplex audiences and reach out to the viewer in the smaller towns too. “He hasn’t yet mustered enough courage to do massy roles. We know he is a reasonably good actor but I want him to do a film now that will go beyond just the multiplexes and goes to small cities and towns. He must take up those roles which he hasn’t yet but I believe he is thinking of trying to work on that,” says Rishi Kapoor.

And the son seems to have taken this advice from his dada a tad seriously. Now we hear Ranbir is insisting on scripts that live up to his dad’s expectations.

VIDYA BALAN – THE TRAIL-BLAZER FOR SUCCESSFUL HEROINE ORIENTED HITS

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Vidya Balan has created history. She has delivered her fourth consecutive hit in the past two years and the first hit as a solo lead star. The legendary silver screen stars and divas like Madhubala, Nutan, Nargis, Vaijayanti Mala, Hema Malini, Rekha, and a score of others had done strong women-centric roles, yet they could not break the long held and assiduously nurtured myth that heroine oriented films are box-office anathemas.

Vidya Balan has demolished the myth and her extra-ordinary achievement has opened new doors of possibilities for our film actresses who always get billed second to their male counterparts in spite of being more talented than them. The Katrinas, Kareenas, and Priyankas of Bollywood should thank this power-house of an intelligent actress who has blazed a trail that can now be followed by them and others to write their own stories of success. If these actresses wish and have the guts and gumption, they can afford not to be dependent on the Khans and survive by their talent alone by picking up good scripts.

The collections for Vidya Balan’s latest release KAHAANI registered a steep rise after a ‘not-so-good’ Friday (9th March, 2012) and are all set to touch Rs.15 crores (nett) for the weekend. The film is on the way to be declared the second genuine hit of the year and in terms of cost-collection ratio and profitability may even beat the star-studded extravaganza like AGNEEPATH. On the other hand PAAN SINGH TOMAR first crawled and then had a good run at the box-office. If not an all out hit, it may turn out to be an average performer by the end of its second week. It should recover its cost and might even return a small profit to the producers and distributors before dropping off the box office radar.

John: VICKY DONOR will lend credibility to sperm donation

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John: VICKY DONOR will lend credibility to sperm donation

Bollywood actor John Abraham, who is going strong and has some cream projectsHOUSEFULL 2RACE 2SHOOTOUT AT WADALADOSTANA 2I, ME AUR MAIN under his belt, is gearing up for his first film as a producer VICKY DONOR, based on sperm donation.

“Shoojit (director) and I always wanted to work together. I am big fan of his work. When Shoojit came to me with the script of VICKY DONOR, I loved it and at that very moment we decided to present it together. That is how I turned a producer and I am quite happy in this capacity and enjoying this space. I remember I was a newcomer at one point of time and how the industry encouraged me, so I think the new talent should also be encouraged and given a perfect launch pad.”

Where many actors who turned producers prefer starring in their own film, John decided to go otherwise. He went with producing VICKY DONOR instead of starring in it. Says John, “Right from the beginning, when Shoojit showed me the script, it was clear that the film demanded new faces. And we have some very good casting in the form of Ayushman Khurrana, Yaami Gupta and Annu Kapoor. Moreover, usually the actor-turned-producers star in their first films to power their first films. But I think it’s better and important to present the first film effectively in the capacity of a producer.”

Nevertheless like any producer to create a buzz about the film, John would be seen doing a special video to promote VICKY DONOR. “Yes I do have a special appearance in the film. I have a song called ‘Rum Whisky’ in the film. Bosco and Ceaser are choreographing it,” confirms John.

John’s VICKY DONOR is the first film which deals with a delicate topic like sperm donation. Under such scenario ask John about the treatment of the film and acceptance of such unusual topic and he points a reference of his own film DOSTANA in the past, “The concept of sperm donation is first of its kind and very unique. It has to be treated with lot of care. Homosexuality was treated in a very caricaturish manner till DOSTANA happened. DOSTANA to an extent gave credibility to the homosexuality and it was well accepted. Sperm donation which is a taboo for lot of people will be treated with lot of credibility after VICKY DONOR.”

John adds further, “There are no adult jokes in the film. It’s very tastefully done.”
John personally believes in sperm donation and emphasises on the topic. “I believe in sperm donation. From 1982 to 2002 in Mumbai itself, the rate of childless couples has increased by 50%. Today when we speak about sperm donation, it’s a taboo. But I think this is a topic which needs to be addressed. Having said that, VICKY DONOR is not a social film, it’s a commercial and fun film. We have touched the topic of sperm donation in the most respectable manner,” says the actor-turned-producer.

VICKY DONOR is all set to hit the screens on 20th Apr

Press Meet of Verve Motion Plus for ‘Chaar Din Ki Chandani’ Premiere

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A press meet was held at the office of Top Angle Production in Andheri after the release of Chaar Din Ki Chandni. The media had a candid round of questionaire with the director-producer Samir Karnik, the ravishing Kulraj Randhawa and Vice President of Verve Motion Plus – Prashant Mishra who also the film’s distributor in Hong Kong.

Prashant Mishra (VP, Verve Motion Plus), Kulraj Randhawa & Arif Khan (COO, Verve Motion Plus) at a Press Meet of Verve Motion Plus for 'Chaar Din Ki Chandani' Premiere in HongKong

There were talks mainly about the lavish red carpet premiere the film has in Hong Kong on March 10th which has been organized by Kkings Entertainment Limited in association with Verve Motion Plus Private Limited.

It is the first time ever that a Red Carpet grand scale permiere is being held for a bollywood movie in Hong Kong. Also it’s the very first time that a Hindi feature film has been released in multiplexes with digital format in Hong Kong and this entire initiative has been taken up Verve Motion Plus and Kkings Entertainment Limited.