Television’s biggest dance reality show Nach Baliye is back

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By Aryeman Raj

Produced by Frames Productions, the new dance floor-scorching Season 6 of Nach Baliye brings together 11 celebrity jodisthat include Raju & Shikha Shrivastava, Raqesh Vashisht & Ridhi Dogra, Kanika Maheshwari Ghai & Ankur Ghai, Gurmeet Choudhary& Debina Bonnerjee, Ripu Daman Handa & Shivangi Verma, Yash Sinha & Amrapali Gupta, Kiku & Priyanka Sharda, Bruna Abdalah & Omar Farooque, Sanjeev & Lataa Seth, Rithvik Dhanjani & Asha Negi and Vinod & Raksha Thankur. The couples this season are a mixed bag of young love stories and seasoned marriages; while Raju and his wife Shikha are married with two kids, Yash and Amrapali have been married for only a year. In some cases, both halves of the couple are actors and TV personalities, whereas in some cases such as with Kanika Maheshwari Ghai and Ankur Ghai, he is a businessman and never in the limelight. The dance show will add a whole new exciting edge to their relationship and prove to enhance their love story.

Talking about the new season of Nach Baliye,Gaurav Banerjee, Executive Vice President Content Strategy, Star India said, “Dancing takes a bold turn this season with the new Nach Baliye. Shilpa, Sajid and Terrence are back with eleven new celebrity couples. The chemistry between the couples and romance will set the stage on fire making it a must watch! Each act is being conceived to show you a vibrant and exciting expression of love. There is nothing subtle about this season.”

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The judge’s panel includes Bollywood’s dancing diva Shilpa Shetty, celebrated choreographer Terrence Lewis and Bollywood director Sajid Khan. On the onset of this new season, a thrilled Shilpa says, “It is going to be exciting to come back to the sets of Nach Baliye 6. Expect new couples from different walks of life, exciting chemistry and lots of fun.” Terrence Lewis adds“The new season promises to be more daring and bold, I am looking forward to spotting some real hidden talent in the couples. Nach Baliye never disappoints.” Sajid Khan says, “The drama and entertainment this show brings on stage is addictive. Through dance so much is revealed about the couples, their chemistry becomes transparent and viewers get to know the other side of these stars.”

Talking about the latest season of Nach Baliye, Hemant Ruprell, Producer, Frames Productions, said, “We are extremely delighted to present another season of the most enjoyed celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye. Our endeavour is to sustain this legacy of success achieved so far and bring viewers much closer to their favourite stars. We are happy to partner with Star Plus in their vision for Nach Baliye and take it to the next level.”

Nach Baliye 6 will be hosted by seasonal entertaining hosts Gautam Rode and Karan Wahi, who will add their brand of humour and banter to this drama-filled dance show. It will tear the couples away from their humdrum lives, shakes things up, and introduces romance and spice back into the relationship. How many couples survive, how many grow and how many can truly ignite their fire to showcase love, romance and passion? Nach Baliye 6 is going to be one rollercoaster journey of unstoppable romance, emotions, drama, hurdles, teamwork and most of all their bonding as a couplestarting November 9th every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 pm. only on Star Plus!

 

Baat Bann Gayi star-studded premiere at Cinemax, Versova

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Farah Khan made her presence felt with her simplicity at the premiere of Vibhu Agarwal’s Baat Bann Gayi directed by Shuja Ali. The director arrived on the dot to cheer actor Amrita Raichand and director Shuja Ali on their maiden film. Ali Fazal who plays a subtle role was the first to arrive with actor Anisa paired opposite him.

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Sachiin J Joshi, Kaizad Gustaf, Pitobash, sufi singer Mudasir Ali, Sahil Multy Khan, Vandana Wadhera,  TP Agarwal, Rajesh Khera, Arshad Siddiqui, Sunil Pal, Akshay Singh, Sagar Mantoo, Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Satyajeet Dubey, Shahid Hasan, Ashish Mishra and Rekha Rana among others added grandeur to the premiere. Vibhu Agarwal, Sayed Asif Jah and Megha Agarwal played perfect hosts.

The guests were seen enjoying moments together even after the show was over.

Salim Merchant Launches Music of Pushkar Jog’s “Huff-It’s Too Much”

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Goosebumps Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Today launched the music of their upcoming movie, the Pushkar Jog starrer ‘Huff – It’s Too Much’, at a star studded evening in a swish suburban nightclub – Shockk. Shot at interesting locations across UK, this full-length Hindi feature film not just stars and marks Pushkar Jog’s Bollywood directorial debut, but also marks the acting debut of Indo-Brit Actress Armeena Rana Khan’s.

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The music was launched by renowned music director Salim Merchant, who has also sung a song in the movie SOONI SOONI’, at a high octane event in the presence of the entire cast and crew of the movie, music director duo of Sai-Piyush, the singers, industry stalwarts and the media. To be marketed and distributed by Goosebumps Music the ‘Huff – It’s Too Much’ soundtrack consists of seven tracks features acclaimed singers Lucky Ali, Adnan Sami, Salim Merhant, Kunaal Ganjawala, Mahalaxmi  Iyyer, Suzanne D’Mello and Marriane D’Cruz. Lyrics have been given byPushkar Jog, Hrushikesh Joshi and Sarim Momin.

The event kicked off with Pushkar, the man behind “Huff – It’s Too Much” andGoosebumps Entertainment along with Lead actress Amreena, interacting with the media and sharing their experiences, their journey in putting together this romantic laugh riot. This was followed by the screening of the movies theatrical trailer and a couple of chart popping number from the movie, along with live renditions by the Salim Merchant and Kunaal Ganjawala. The film also features a melodious track “Yeh Lamhe” by the legendry singer Lucky Ali. The evening closed with an energetic entertaining performance by Pushkar on the track “Sooni Sooni”.

Commenting on the music actor-director Pushkar Jog, said: “Today music is one of the most essential elements of a movie and its marketing, especially if your movie is a love story. It forms a brilliant tool to communicate the mood and multitude of emotions involved in romantic set-ups. I took no chance on this front involving musical genius and a fresh but prodigal music director duo of Sai-Piyush. I am extremely happy with the film music and am sure it will appeal and enthrall all target audiences alike.”

Also starring Omar Khan, Mona Kiren, Humayun   Zubairi, Niks Vaja, the films other credits include Producers Goosebumps Entertainment and Sandip Patel (Genlock Films), Story: Renu Patel, Script and Screenplay: Pushkar Jog, DOP: Anthony Gurner and Editor: Sandeep Francis.

 

Launch of Life OK’s The Bachelorette India – Mere Khayalon ki Mallika

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By Aryeman Raj

Life OK creates a stir with unique marketing campaigns for The Bachelorette India – Mere Khayalon ki Mallika

She may have publically professed her desire for India’s most eligible bachelors; with Karan Johar and Narendra Modi being No 1 on her list. But Mallika has no qualms admitting that ‘maybe sometimes things just don’t swing your way!’

Known for wearing her heart on her sleeve, Bollywood’s sexy siren is definitely not shying away from making headlines in Life OK’s The Bachelorette India – Mere Khayalon ki Mallika. “India has only 3 most desirable single people – Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Me!” quips Mallika.

Mallika Sherawat - Life OK show The Bachelorette India receives her mini Oscar Mallika Sherawat- Life OK show The Bachelorette India- (02)When it comes to choosing the right man for herself, Mallika is leaving no stone unturned. After choosing the 30 most desirable men from over 1,27,000 entries, she is all set to take the television world by storm as the reality TV series premiers on Life OK, starting 7th October, every Monday to Friday at 9:30pm.

Speaking at the launch of the reality dating series, Mallika Sherawat said, “I’ve finally met my suitors. All of whom are willing to move the moon and the stars for me. All I’m looking for is honesty, integrity and genuine affection, and of course, a good sense of humor. These dashing men have declared a war of love to impress me. They might not all be affluent, but they should be surely successful in their own right. More importantly, they are willing to accept me for who I am. Ultimately, it’s a battle that will separate the men from the boys.”

Commenting on the series, Ajit Thakur, General Manager, Life OK said, “In this year, Life OK has stayed true to its promise of delivering quality finite series’, which primarily focus on innovation and disruption. After a series of fiction show launches, we felt the time was right to launch a reality TV series. I feel the moment has arrived for something as clutter breaking as The Bachelorette India – Mere Khayalon ki Mallika, which takes entertainment to another level. We’re confident the series will further strengthen our position in the Hindi General Entertainment space.”

Bringing to life some of the best and worst tales of Love, the series will showcase Rohit Roy as not just a Host but also as Mallika’s confidante in her journey. The Bachelorette India – Mere Khayalon ki Mallika opens at the majestic City Palace, Udaipur. Lit by over 5000 candles, the heritage structure comes to life as Mallika starts her rendezvous with her 30 suitors. It is said that the first impression is the last impression. Wonder how these boys will fare as the first task at hand is to present Mallika with a little token of their affection. As bachelors line up to impress Mallika, some shocking moments are sure to come to light.

~Join Mallika Sherawat in her search of finding her Love Story on The Bachelorette India – Mere Khayalon ki Mallika on Life OK, starting 7th October, every Monday to Friday at 9.30pm~

Sony Entertainment Television presents ‘Desh Ki Beti… Nandini’

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BY ARYEMAN RAJ 

She is a student, a confidante, an advisor, a lover, a friend, a wife or a mother. A woman has various facets to her life and multitasks to fulfill each role to perfection. Tracing the journey of a typical Indian woman from the confines of her home to the limelight and expectations of political greatness is Sony Entertainment Television’s new fiction show Desh Ki Beti… Nandini. Starting October 7, Desh Ki Beti… Nandini introduces the story of Nandini, a strong, selfless and a socially aware girl who exemplifies kindness and humanity.

Produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms, Desh Ki Beti… Nandini, set in Delhi is a tale that showcases how softness and strength is so delicately juxtaposed in every Indian woman. Hailing from a middle class family, Nandini Pandey (Kirti Nagpure) is a 23 year old, compassionate girl, who works for a wedding planning organisation. At home is a retired government officer father, a homemaker mother, an unemployed brother and a sister studying in college, making Nandini the sole bread winner of her family. Her optimistic approach and ability to connect with anybody is what makes her the ‘mohalle ki laadli’. She is deeply patriotic and socially responsible, enabling her to be the youngest member to manage her housing society council. On the other end of the spectrum is Rajvir Raghuvanshi (Rafi Malik) a young, confident and wealthy young scion of a prominent political family. He has lived a major part of his life outside the country and has limited knowledge about the socio political situation of his homeland. He returns to his family, and especially to his mother, Gayatri Devi (Sujata Sehgal) who is an ambitious politician and whose only dream is to fulfill her deceased husband’s dream of ruling the nation.  On the other hand Rajvir is passionate about music, is creatively inclined and has no political ambitions whatsoever.  Rajvir and Nandini, the two unlikely protagonists’ whose paths converge to create a saga that forms the stage for exceptional developments and changes the trajectory of their lives.

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Speaking on the launch, Sneha Rajani, Senior EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, said, “At Sony, we believe that television is a reflection of our society. Each show is conceptualized with pronounced shades of realism and aspirations which are extremely relatable to our audiences. ‘Desh Ki Beti… Nandini’ is an extremely refreshing show which we are launching in the 9:00 p.m. slot. The audience today thrives on shows which offer wholesome family entertainment, one that they can all sit and watch together. We hope to deliver on that promise with this compelling story on SET.”

Rashmi Sharma Producer, Rashmi Sharma Telefilms added,” Desh Ki beti Nandini is a very unique and relatable concept. The show is based on a common girl Nandini, who has a very simplistic way of managing everything. Nandini is a responsible daughter and a responsible citizen as well. She is just like one of us, not someone very exceptional. Nandini will make every woman realise the managerial skills that they possess and inspire them. She will make everyone realise that a woman who can manage her family and her relationships so well even in adverse conditions, can also manage the society and the nation efficiently as these are the qualities a nations leader also needs to possess. Besides this, the show also has another side to it, which is a beautiful love story and a very important and grand Character Gayatri who will walk into Nandini’s life, and will change her world completely. Desh Ki Beti….Nandini is a show that every woman will relate to. We are looking forward to our association with Sony and I am confident the viewers will appreciate this show.”

The beautiful and talented Kirti Nagpure essays the role of Nandini, while newcomer Rafi Malik will be making his debut as Rajvir Raghuvanshi. Playing the role of Gayathri Raghuvanshi is Sujata Sehgal, while Suhasini Mulay will be seen as Ambika Raghuvanshi and Manoj Chandila will be playing the role of Abhay, the Raghuvanshi family’s political advisor.    

Tune in to Desh Ki Beti… Nandini’ on 7th October

Every Monday to Thursday at 9:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan as brand ambassadors for TTK Prestige

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In a landmark announcement, TTK Prestige, India’s No.1 kitchen appliances brand, revealed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan – Bollywood’s biggest celebrity couple as its brand ambassadors. The brand Prestige is re-introducing the iconic line Jo biwi se kare pyaar, woh Prestige se kaise kare inkaar’ in a mega advertising campaign with the celebrity couple. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan are coming together after a long gap for this campaign directed by Amit Sharma – one of industry’s best and conceptualized by DDB Mudra.

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Representing the true spirit of ‘Simmering love, togetherness…and food’, Aishwarya & Abhishek Bachchan will appeal to the modern day consumers of Prestige who are busy working couples and find kitchen a perfectly good place to bond. A comprehensive print and digital campaign will feature six new TV commercials breaking new ground in the Indian advertising industry.

Speaking on the couple’s association, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said, “Endorsing India’s No.1 kitchen appliances brand is a great opportunity and I am privileged to be associated with Prestige. The brand name Prestige immediately brings to mind the tagline… ’Jo biwi se kare pyaar, woh Prestige se kaise kare inkaar’.  I distinctly recall this memorable line; it is a phrase that transcends time. I am glad that Prestige believes in it and has held on to it. It is traditional yet so relevant to our present day lives. The essence of the campaign truly reflects Abhishek and me, as we are contemporary in our outlook yet rooted in tradition. ”

Abhishek Bachchan added, “The fact that TTK Prestige has been around for more than 60 years is a clear indication of the relevance and reliability of the brand. It is therefore an honour to work on the campaign for a brand that inspires such loyalty. Frankly, cooking is no longer a boring chore and I would recommend it as a perfect way to bond. The campaign provides a discreet view of our lives. You will see us in a new light. Both Aishwarya and I identify with the campaign in many ways. It is honest in bringing out that cooking in the kitchen can be fun and an enjoyable experience when enabled with a fantastic range of products from Prestige.”