Krishna Hegde along with Abbas Mastan inaugurates Welcare dental clinic

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

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!

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!
Bhoop Yaduvanshi and Yuvika Chaudhary
“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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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.

Bonny-Dugal,-Jackie-Shroff-And-Danny-Denzongpa

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


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

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

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.

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”

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

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

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!

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.


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.