~ Arjun Kapoor to make his small-screen debut on India’s premier stunt-based reality show

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~ The new season to be shot at the adventure capital of South America, Buenos Aires, Argentina ~

The rush of adrenalin, the daunting tasks, the chills and the thrills, the creepy crawlies, the high impact stunts; it’s all gearing up to make an action-packed comeback as Tata Motors presents Khatron Ke Khiladi preps for an all-new season on COLORS. And joining this action fiesta as host, this edition, will be Bollywood’s newest rising star who has created waves through his spirited action-hero persona, Arjun Kapoor. As 14 unsuspecting contestants prepare for their exciting expedition, Arjun Kapoor is all set to stir up the fear quotient with the show’s brand-new theme ‘Kabhi Peeda, Kabhi Keeda’. Resilience and courage will take centrestage as phobias will be shown the door and inner strength will reign supreme. Along with some never-seen-before stunts, Arjun Kapoor will bring in his quintessential sense of humor and happy-go-lucky attitude to this edition of Fear Factor India. The team is all set to shoot the new season in the picturesque location of Buenos Aires, Argentina this November over a month long schedule.

 

This year’s 14 charming contestants who will face their fears headlong are Tanishaa Mukherji, Sidharth Shukla, Vivan Bathena and Sana Saeed, real-life television couple Jay Bhanushali and Mahhi Vij, model Parvathy Omanakuttan, Indian hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki, telly actors Aishwarya Sakhuja, Tina Dutta and Himanshoo Malhotra, and dancing stalwarts Faisal Khan, Mukti Mohan and Raghav Juyal.

 

 

Commenting on Arjun Kapoor’s association with the newest edition of Khatron Ke Khiladi, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS said, “If television is about mass appeal, Khatron Ke Khiladi is its ambassador, as it brings together the perfect blend of fun, action and entertainment delivered through an eclectic, and often mind-boggling combination of stunt and visuals. And, the one actor who stands in absolute tandem with all these aspects is Arjun Kapoor. His versatility – be it through explosive action or a distinct sense of humor – coupled with his widespread appeal among audiences across age-groups make him the ideal choice for Khatron Ke Khiladi. As we kick off an all-new season, we welcome Arjun Kapoor into the COLORS family and look forward to raising the levels of entertainment manifold. We would also like to welcome Tata Motors who have extended their support to Khatron Ke Khiladi – Kabhi Keeda, Kabhi Peeda as the show’s Presenting Sponsors.”

 

Speaking about his television debut, Arjun Kapoor said, “I love action in all its forms. Be it daredevil stunts or intense action sequences in my films. The thrill and adrenalin rush which accompanies a well-planned stunt is an experience which cannot be put into words. With  Khatron  Ke Khiladi, I’m not only going to be performing stunts, but will also be involved in designing them and watching them come alive.  And with the peeda and keeda concept, I’m definitely looking forward to having some mad fun with the contestants in Argentina.”

 

 

Launch of Ajeenkya DY Patil University Filmfare Awards 2014 (Marathi)

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Ajeenkya DY Patil University and Filmfare present its first ever Filmfare Awards for excellence in Marathi cinema. Established in 1953, Filmfare Awards is the most iconic awards in the country.

 

The first edition of the awards was launched amidst much fanfare by Marathi cinema’s superstar and producer, Mr. Riteish Deshmukh along with Mr. Jitesh Pillaai, Editor of Filmfare Magazine and Dr.Ajeenkya DY Patil President of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University. The event was held at La Ruche in Bandra, Mumbai.

Commenting on the first Ajeenkya DY Patil University Filmfare Awards 2014, Mr Jitesh Pillaai said, “Marathi films have always held a fascination for me. I have been a fan of films like V Shantaram’s Pinjara, Jabbar Patel’s Umbartha or Paresh Mokashi’s Harish chandrachi Factory. Marathi cinema is rooted in the Marathi ethos and offers a bouquet of unique stories. Filmfare has a rich tradition of honouring excellence in cinema and it gives me great joy to announce that from this year onwards, we have a new property that will celebrate the best efforts of Marathi film actors and filmmakers”

Talking about their decision to partner with the Filmfare Awards Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil said: “We are delighted to have extended our sponsorship to Filmfare Awards (Marathi). This title sponsorship is a result of ADYPU’s overall commitment to excellence, creativity and talent. We are sure that these awards will become the annual cornerstone of this commitment.”

The star studded glamourous night unleashes its glory on the 20th of November 2015 in Mumbai.

The power is in your vote. You decide on who gets an award. So go ahead & vote to ensure your favourites win!

Synospis – Main Aur Charles

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Main Aur Charles is a mainstream Indian Feature Film that tells the fictitious tale of a conman named Charles. Main Aur Charles (written & directed by Prawaal Raman, starring Randeep Hooda) is produced by Raju Chadha, Amit Kapoor and Vikram Khakhar. A Wave Cinemas Presentation of A Cynozure Networkz Production.

Synopsis

Meet him once and your life will change forever.

The movie revolves around Charles, an enigmatic con man, and the lives he touched with his inescapable charm and mysterious personality.

This story, set in the 1980s, shows how Charles escapes from India’s most securely guarded prison and is then subsequently arrested once again in Goa. It reveals the story behind the seemingly simple cat and mouse game between investigating officer from Delhi Police, Amod Kant and Charles. But more importantly, the movie gives the world a peek into the dangerous mind of Charles, how he led different people to perceive him differently, how he filled the vacuum in their lives and ultimately, his dark world where right and wrong blend into a charming and mystique grey existence.

Follow Charles, who is literally evil personified, as he manipulates innumerable people to facilitate his jail break. Is there more to this chase than what meets the eye? Will Amod Kant succeed in capturing and prosecuting Charles? Or will Charles manage to manipulate his way to freedom?

 

CAST AND CREW DETAILS

 

  • Randeep Hooda
  • Richa Chadda
  • Adil Hussain
  • Tisca Chopra
  • Nandu Madhav
  • Alexx O’Nell
  • Lucky Morani
  • Mandana Karimi

 

Crew Details:

 

  • Presented by – Wave Cinemas Ponty Chadha
  • Production House – Cynozure Networkz
  • Producers – Raju Chadha, Amit Kapoor & Vikram Khakhar
  • Co-producer – Coral Media
  • Writer/Director – Prawaal Raman
  • Director of Photography – Anuj Dhawan
  • Production Designer – Jitender Kava
  • Music Director – Aditya Trivedi
  • Line Production – Thoth Ventures
  • Costume Designer – Salim Asgar Ali/ Josie Paris
  • Sound Design – Leslie Fernandes
  • Editor – Nipun Gupta

Bollywood film review – Titli Realistically Raw, Rivetingly Brutal Rating – 4 stars

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What’s the film about?

Titli is the youngest of the three brothers who hopes to run away from the oppression of his eldest brother Vikram and to escape the daily problems that come from sharing burdens in a family. His dream is cut short when his money is stolen and he’s married off to Neelu. In his fanaticism to escape, he gradually turns into the same oppressor that he once hated the most.

Acting:

Ranvir Shorey stands out in the first half of the film. His fits of anger and brutality show him in a different shade as an actor. Newcomers Shashank Arora and Shivani Raghuvanshi fit the bill and sail easily with the emotive powers. Amit Sial’s character is almost a caricature and unfortunately he doesn’t get a chance to excel unlike his previous roles. Lalit Behl’s character which was promoted as a manipulative father is underplayed and somehow holds no bearing towards the end of the film.

Direction:

Kanu Behl has seamlessly blended the rage, oppression and frustrations of Delhi’s dystopic underbelly by skilfully weaving it within a family scenario. Kunal has ensured fine details are adhered too and the film pace doesn’t falter at any point.

Kanu is definitely a director to watch out for. After emulating an engrossing drama, the burden on his shoulders is heavy when it comes to his next projects.

Story / Screenplay:

Writers Sharat Katariya and Kanu Behl skilfully handle the story. However, the early morning tooth-brushing sequence leaves a bitter taste since it has been repeated too often in the film. The screenplay is innovative and there are no inferences to what has been shown earlier. Good job here.

Editing:

Namrata Rao snips the scenes effectively which retains the raw and realistic film festival effect – which works in favour of the film’s flavour.

A special mention:

Dibakar Banerjee and YRF have come up with a hard-hitting product which calls for a pat on the back for promoting meaningful cinema.

Casting by Atul Mongia is pitch-and-picture perfect. Every character actually lives the role. Atul is definitely a prospective successful film director to watch out for.

 

Box-office rating:

Intelligent cinema like Titli will garner audiences support only through word of mouth. Looking at this week’s turnout of film releases, it may fail to have the box-office cash registers tingling.

Star Cast

Shashank Arora…. Titli

Ranvir Shorey…. Vikram

Amit Sial…. Baawla/Pradeep

Shivani Raghuvanshi…. Neelu

Lalit Behl…. Daddy

Story / Writers

Sharat Katariya

Kanu Behl

Director

Kanu Behl

Editor

Namrata Rao

Cinematography

Siddharth Diwan

Casting Director

Atul Mongia

 

Sanah Kapoor to make her small screen debut on BIG Magic’s Comedy Ka Rocket

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~Catch the vivacious and Shandaar actress on 30th October at 9pm~

Big Magic, poised to be the ultimate comedy destination, will kick-start the wedding season by roping inSanah Kapoor, as the actress is all set to make her small screen debut on ‘Comedy Ka Rocket’. Taking the audiences on a rib-tickling journey with unexpected twists and laughter doses, Sanah will walk in as a special guest on the show, that is celebrating the on-going festive season in India.

Promising to be a laugh riot, hosts Karan Tucker, Vishal Singh and Gaurav Khanna will give audiences a taste of the madness and chaos that surrounds a Bollywood themed Indian wedding. Special guest Sanah Kapoor will up the glam quotient on a show that is known to enthrall audiences with laughter and entertainment.

Hop on, and be a part of this humorous ride with the chirpy Sanah Kapoor.  The special episode airs on 30th October, 9 pm, only on BIG Magic.

Titli team and TVF release a fun video on self Censorship in India

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Noted filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Sudhir Mishra, Hansal Mehta, Kamal Swaroop, Ajay Bahl, producer Guneet Monga, Vasan Bala came together with the Titli team (producer Dibakar Banerjee and director Kanu Behl) and TVF to make an episode on self Censorship in India

~The fun video, ‘Censor Qtiyapa’ which released online on October 26th has received more than 2 lakhs views in less than 24 hours~

Mumbai October 27, 2015: Kanu Behl, the debutant director of Titli which releases this Friday, October 30,  along with the producer Dibakar Banerjee teamed up with TVF to make an episode on self Censorship in India. The fun video “Censor Qtiyapa” which released online on October 26th has gone viral and got more than 2 lakhs views in less than 24 hours.

The video featuring eminent filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Sudhir Mishra, Hansal Mehta, Kamal Swaroop, Ajay Bahl, producer Guneet Monga, Vasan Bala along with the Titli director and producer is directed by Shlok Sharma (director of Haramkhor).

Excited about the tremendous response, the director Kanu Behl says, “The response to the video has been overwhelming. Close to 2 lakh hits in less than 24 hours as we write this. It’s interesting to know that the audience across the board can bite in to the humour and get all the nuances of a film maker’s labour pains!”

 

Says Kanu Behl, “We had a very confusing experience with the censor process over the past few months which left us baffled as to what is acceptable and what is not. While Dibakar and I sat ruminating over what had transpired, we started joking around it and suddenly this idea for a gag came about. We thought it was a fun way to talk about our little story.”

 

Talking about objective of the video, Kanu says, “It was supposed to be a fun idea that we wanted to play with. There have been so many stories we’ve heard from so many directors over the years, and we wanted to start a nice little quirky conversation around this. Doing a take on everyone, including us.”

 

So what response are they expecting from the Censor Board? “A good laugh, and a look inwards!” quips Kanu.

 

“The video was shot in a day”, says Kanu, “It was a lot of fun to get everyone together on the same day, all talking about the same thing brought everyone’s positivity and energy together. The shoot happened on one side and our adda session with Bhatt saab happened outside, where he regaled us with all his stories about his experiences over the years. It was exciting and memorable” he reveals.

 

How did the filmmakers come on board? “Everyone was more than willing. It was supposed to be a satire on an age-old system of viewing and judging content.” Says the debutant director.

 

Kanu who also features in the video along with Dibakar confesses, “I don’t rate myself as an actor because I’m really not. I was just in awe of everybody and how they were all so comfortable in their skins.”

 

‘Titli’ is directed by Kanu Behl, co-produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions and was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Shashank Arora (Titli) and Shivani Raghuvanshi (Neelu), Ranvir Shorey (Vikram), Amit Sial (Baawla), and Lalit Behl (Daddy) in lead roles. The film is slated to release in India on October 302015.

 

The link to the TVF video ‘Censor Qtiyapa’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n4gVU8RbAk

IFFI 2015 to showcase works of Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Shashi Kapoor

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~International Film Festival of India will be screen 8 films of the noted actor under its special Retrospective Section~

 India’s prestigious and one of Asia’s biggest film festivals, IFFI 2015 will be organising a Special Retrospective of this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner Shashi Kapoor. In a career spanning over four decades, Shashi Kapoor has given some spectacular performances and has donned many hats as a producer, director, and actor. He appeared in 160 movies including 12 English and 148 Hindi films out of which he played the solo lead hero in 61 films and played lead hero in 53 multi-star cast films. He has also produced 6 films including Junoon, which won National Awards in 1979.

The ace filmmaker, Shyam Benegal who directed Shashi Kapoor in ‘Kalyug’ and ‘Junoon’ remembers the actor to be a “thorough professional. He says, “Though, Shashi was one of the biggest stars of his time, he was always punctual. He never made anyone wait even for a minute. He was always ready with his lines and would always seem well prepared on the sets. He has been the producer of my films – Kalyug and Junoon, and it goes without saying that he is the best producer I have ever worked with. He valued professionalism throughout his career and always followed a unique approach of filmmaking.”

The special Retrospective section will screen 8   films of Shashi Kapoor.  Junoon (1978) will be screened as the opening film of special Retrospective Section followed by New Delhi Times (1986), Utsav (1984), In Custody (Muhafiz) (1993), Kalyug (1981), Deewar (1975), Shakespearwallah (1965) and House holder (1963).

Along with Hindi language films, Shashi Kapoor has also worked in some landmark English-language films. He is one of the first actors to work in numerous American and British productions. He started doing English language films in 1963, the first being Merchant Ivory’s ‘The Householder’ starring Leela Naidu, which will also be showcased at the International Film Festival of India.

 

Shashi Kapoor’s son, actor Kunal Kapoor lauds the government decision to showcase his father’s films. Kunal says, “We, Karan, Sanjana, I, and the Kapoor family, are thrilled and proud that the DFF has honoured Dad, Shashi Kapoor, with a special retrospective of his films this year, the 46th edition of the IFFI, in Goa. We are only too sorry that Dad’s health may not permit him to personally attend IFFI in Goa to share some of his his work with you and another generation of film buffs. Holding the retrospective in Goa is an added bonus, as it was here that Dad set up a home in the early 70’s, before he started producing films. It is in Goa where he found peace, tranquility and undisturbed quality time with his family, and where he came to re-charge and be inspired.

 

He further added, “The family is grateful and indebted to the Government of India for recognising his work and contribution to Indian Cinema by honouring him with the Padma Bhushan, the DadaSaheb Phalke Award and and now hosting a film retrospective celebrating his work. We are thankful and hope you enjoy the wide range of is work.”

 

  1. Senthil Rajan, Director, Directorate of Film Festivals, says, The Special Retrospective showcases the different shades of Shashi Kapoor- as an actor, producer and director. Three films are international productions while two are the ones where he played both producer and actor and has won a National Award as producer. The Retrospective Section has been carefully curated to give the domestic and international delegates of IFFI a glimpse of the path breaking and landmark works of Shashi Kapoor.   

 

The Directorate of Film Festivals and Entertainment Society of Goa are working in partnership to ensure that the 46th edition of IFFI which is set to begin on 20th November 2015 will be a real good treat for Cinema lovers

 

FOX Life | Twist of Taste – The Persian Trail with Vikas Khanna

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FOX Life, India’s leading travel and lifestyle channel is back with an all new exciting season of the channel’s most watched show, Twist of Taste with Vikas Khanna. Starting 4th November 2015, the new season – The Persian Trail -will see the versatile Michelin starred chef Vikas Khanna take on an adventurous journey across the Middle Eastern. He explores their cuisines, and then give them his signature twist. Watch Vikas Khanna spread his magic every Wednesday and Thursday @ 9:00 pmpremiering 4th November 2015 only on FOX Life.  

During his adventurous expedition, Vikas Khanna travels across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Istanbul and Bursa, experiencing the authentic cooking, uncovering what inspired its creation by laying emphasis on the history and culture of the city. Taking inspiration from the dish and its core ingredients, he will return to his kitchen to give the dish his twist. From travelling to the famous fish market in Dubai to  cooking kebabs in the desert Bedouin style; from exploring the Ottoman specialities in Istanbul to dates and pomegranate tasting in Oman’s cultural capital Nizwa, Vikas Khanna takes on the Middle Eastern cuisine and gives his signature touch to the local flavours.

Talking about the new season Vikas Khanna said “It feels great to be a part of this exciting show again. In this season of Twist of Taste – The Persian Trail, I have had a chance to explore and experiment with the diverse and delectable Middle Eastern cuisine. It has been a great adventure and an enriching journey to discover these culturally rich cities and its unique flavours. It’s always a wonderful feeling to meet new people and share our recipes and culture!”

 

Swati Mohan, Business Head – India, FOX International Channels said, “Twist of Taste has been a flagship show for FOX Life and its popularity with the viewers is what has had us bring it back now for the 5th season. This season promises to be more special than ever, as it brings with it a whole new kind of twist where Vikas is seen exploring International cuisine, adding to it a sprinkle of India in his own special way. Shot across the Middle East, his journeys and experiences with varied cultures and local people makes for content that viewers will not want to miss.”

From Dubai’s enchanting musical evenings to Abu Dhabi’s Arabian delicacies; from Oman’s gracious hospitality to Istanbul’s rich culture, this season promises a great deal of excitement and thrill. Watch Vikas Khanna spread his magic from UAE to Turkey on‘Twist of Taste – The Persian Trail” starting 4th November 2015 every Wednesday and Thursday at 9pm only on FOX Life.

Reel Life Charles Sobhraj meets Real Life Charles Sobhraj in Kathmandu Jail

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Prawaal Raman’s upcoming film Main Aur Charles is loosely  based on the famous Tihar jail break of 1986 of Charles Sobhraj, where the powerhouse performer Randeep Hooda is portraying Charles.
 
Charles Sobhraj is currently in Kathmandu jail and it’s almost impossible to meet him. But on Sunday morning, Randeep Hooda did the impossible, he along with his director managed to seek permission to meet Charles after great difficulty. 
 
They met Charles, now a 72-year-old man in Kathmandu jail.We hear the meeting barely lasted for 10-12 minutes and the distance between the duo was almost 7 feet. 
 
Randeep went on to say “It’s not difficult to meet him, it’s almost impossible. We had to go through a lot to meet him and finally got the permission but even after that when we landed in Kathmandu, we were still not allowed to meet him initially” 
 
Randeep was dressed in his casual best, Charles looked at him with a long silence and then gave a thumbs up. Charles has already had a glimpse of the trailer, he had not only seen the poster, but had also put it up on his wall of the jail. Randeep went on “Charles was specially very high on the fact that I could portray him so correctly . He asked me, `Where did you get my speech and mannerisms?’ I said, `Out of your available footage.’ He said, `Spot on.’ Generosity is a big part of his nature wherever he goes.He requested for a screening of the movie after it releases not only for himself, but also for all his 3,000 inmates. He asked me whether it would be possible. I said, `Yes. We will need to take permission but we will try our best.”

Sidharth Malhotra completes his New Zealand visit, comes back with a bagful of memories

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After completing his maiden New Zealand trip, Sidharth Malhotra, Ambassador of Tourism New Zealand for India returned with a bagful of memories and a desire to re-visit the destination.

As part of his trip, Sidharth experienced a wide range of offerings in Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Northland while also getting a taste of the local Maori culture.

Sidharth started his trip in Auckland, where he dared great heights by walking around the perimeter of the Sky Tower. The walk that lasted 70 mins gave Sidharth a bird’s eye view of Auckland and a teaser of how exciting the trip was going to be for him. Post the Skywalk, Sidharth visited Auckland University that made him nostalgic of his Delhi University.

One of the most memorable moments of his trip was his felicitation as the ambassador of New Zealand by Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism Rt. Hon. John Key. In Wellington, Sidharth interacted with his fans and watched his latest blockbuster film ‘Brothers.’ . His interest in film also led him to WETA Workshop where the team transformed him into an Elf, his most loved character from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Sidharth also had his first stint with the Maori culture when he stumbled upon a tattoo museum in Wellington where he got a Maori design on his arm.

Sidharth experienced various adrenaline pumping activities upon his arrival in Queenstown including Hot Air Ballooning, Skydiving from 15,000ft., experiencing a luxury spa and challenging former BLACKCAP legends, including Stephen Fleming, to a round of cricket on a glacier.

His final stop on the trip was Northland, where he visited a 2000 year old tree which is a culturally significant icon in New Zealand. Sidharth learned some local Maori dance moves as well when he participated in a Haka in Northland. He also experienced the comforts offered by the Eagle’s Nest at the destination and went diving at Poor Knights Island.

Speaking about the trip, Sidharth Malhotra, Ambassador of Tourism New Zealand for India said, “I just had an amazing time in New Zealand and can’t wait to go back. It’s a beautiful country that Indian visitors would love spending time in. There is something for every type of traveller at the destination and I would vouch for the diversity and quality of offerings having experienced them first hand. I’m really going to miss the great times I had there and all the people that I met.”

Sunny Deol’s Bhaiya ji… Superhitt next schedule in Wai and Mumbai

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Sunny Deol starrer Bhaiya ji… Superhitt is all set to shoot in Wai and Mumbai for their next schedule, starting from the 27th of October the wholesome family entertainer will shoot for 15 days in both the locations with the entire cast.
Produced by Chirag Mahendra Dhariwal and presented by Metro Movies, Bhaiya ji Superhitt is a roller-coaster ride of emotions as Sunny plays a double role for the very first time. Written and directed by Neerraj Pathak the film is a high dose of action and emotion with a hilarious laughter ride!
The epic action – comedy starring the hunk of bollywood Sunny Deol also stars Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Ameesha Patel, Sanjay Mishra, Karan Veer Singh, Manoj Joshi and Mukul Dev among others.
Credit and cast line: Vishnu Rao DOP, S. Vijayan Action Director, Muneesh Sappel production designer, Nishith Verma Executive Producer, Sandeep Francis Editor.

First song from Hate story 3, “Tumhe Apna Banane ka” released

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After  the sizzling trailer that is burning up the internet, now  Hate Story 3 has unveiled its first song “Tumhe Apna Banane Ka” which keeps the temperature soaring further.. Featuring Sharman Joshi and Zareen Khan in their hottest avatar ever, the song is inspired by the cult song from the Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt starrer  “Sadak”. The recreated track composed by Amaal Mallik is sung by brother Armaan Mallik and female vocals by Neeti Mohan while the new lyrics are penned by Rashmi Virag.

 

Produced by T-Series Hate Story 3 starring Sharman Joshi, Karan Singh Grover, Zareen Khan and Daisy Shah is slated to release on 4th December.

 

Watch the song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQs6AExu_NM

Sony Music signs rapper & hip –hop sensation DIVINE

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Sony Music Entertainment, a global music giant, has signed on Mumbai based award winning Rapper & Hip-Hop artist Vivian Fernandes aka DIVINE to its growing artist roster. Hip hop that has transcended into a global urban culture, today goes beyond music, it is a lifestyle and an attitude for people. And an artist like DIVINE represents that culture and is known for being ‘the Voice of the Streets’.

 

Encouraging the same culture Sony Music through DIVINE promises to represent the voice of the youth and the word on the streets. Commenting on the same, DIVINE adds, “I am excited to be associated with one of the best labels in India and I couldn’t have asked for more. Together we are going to break some rules and create some great music”.

 

DIVINE shot to fame with his first single Yeh Mera Bombay (This is My Bombay), an ode to the diversity of the city and the increasing gap between the rich and the poor. This video went viral and thereafter received a lot exposure across media.  His recent 2015 summer-smash “Mere Gully Mein”, where he raps about the streets of Mumbai and the ghettos garnered him an international listenership.

 

One can also hear DIVINE in Nucleya ‘s latest track ‘Jungle Raja’ which was last heard at the opening act for Skrillex,  where he featured along with Nucleya and the crowd kept asking for more!

 

Born and brought up in the ‘gullies’ of Mumbai, DIVINE through his music narrates tales of people that he’s grown up observing since childhood while paying homage to the characteristics of the city.

Mawra Hocane enchants us in an all new avatar in Yahan Pyar Nahin Hai!

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Mawra Hocane has charmed us with her innocent looks and incredible performances and audiences will soon see her on Zindagi’s show, Yahan Pyar Nahin Hai. Mawra will play her first ever negative role in her career in this show. Airing Mondayto Saturday at 9.00pm, Yahan Pyar Nahi Hai will see Mawra as the conniving Shumaila who attempts to break her cousin’s marriage.

In her first ever negative performance, Mawra as Shumaila conspires against her cousin’s marriage and lures her cousin’s husband towards herself. On being asked about the difficulty in playing the role of Shumaila, she said “I loved playing this role… it wasn’t difficult for me at all. I was very excited when it was offered to me. At first, I thought I wouldn’t be able to carry off such a difficult role but then I got the hang of it. I’m happy to have received so much appreciation for the role”.

Mawra made the headlines recently after Ranbir Kapoor addressed an Instagram video to her! Mawra’s talent of playing a variety of roles gives her an edge over her contemporaries. With a Bollywood debut in the pipeline…there is no stopping this powerhouse of talent. Way to go, Mawra!

Watch this talented actress as Shumaila in Yahan Pyar Nahi Hai, airing Monday to Saturday at 9:00PM, only on Zindagi

Sriram Raghavan’s Raman Raghav was screened to a packed house at THE MASTERS, a monthly series organized by Drishyam Films

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The first-ever public screening of the film was attended by aspiring filmmakers and cinebuffs

Sriram Raghavan’s Raman Raghav was screened to a packed house at THE MASTERS, a monthly series of curated screenings and conversations with master filmmakers organized by Drishyam Films.

The first-ever public screening of the film was held on October 21st and was attended by theaspiring filmmakers, cinebuffs and the members of the media fraternity.

 

Sriram Raghavan and veteran actor Raghubir Yadav who played the titular role of Raman Raghav held a Q and A with the audience moderated by Atul Sabharwal.

 

Sriram Raghavan said, “Raman Raghav is very close to my heart, as it was a stepping stone to my debut feature, Ek Hasina Thi. Anurag Kashyap had given a VHS copy of the film to Ram Gopal Varma who liked a lot of things in it. It’s terrific that Anurag is now making his version of the story with Nawazuddin playing the psychopath.”

 

He reveals, “This was my first film after passing out of the Film and Television Institute of India. I was under the influence of two films whilst making this — Alfred Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man, and Wim Wenders’ The Goalie’s Fear of the Penalty.”

In an effort to give the audiences and film buffs a unique and enriching cinematic experience, Drishyam Films will host screenings and interactions with noted filmmakers, actors, cinematographers, editors and producers.

Powers Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Movie Promotional Website http://PRDP.OOO

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Company has launched exclusive Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Festive Offer on Infibeam and buyers can win a chance to meet Prem and his “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” family

 

Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is 1st film to get triple o domain/ Infibeam Incorporation Ltd – one of India’s leading e-commerce companies today announced the launch of a promotional website in collaboration with Fox Star Studios and Rajshri Productions for Sooraj Barjatya’s upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo starring  Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor. The website http://PRDP.OOO  has been gifted to Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor, the lead actor in PRDP during Meet and Greet event in Ahmedabad.

 

PRDP.OOO will offer information about the movie and a link for visitors to access the exclusive PRDP festive offers on Infibeam.com. Shoppers will get chance to win  attractive prizes like Toyota Altis, Iphone 6s, led tv’s, Ac’s and Refrigerators and a chance to meet Prem and his family from PRDP. The offer is open from 21stOctober 2015 until Diwali.

Bigg Boss introduces a brand new Double Trouble room!

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  • Encashing on the theme this season, Bigg Boss has introduced a double trouble room which consists of 2 individual and sound proof booths
  • Two contestants will get called into this room every week and they will be asked one question by Bigg Boss
  • Their answer lies in pressing a buzzer present in front of them
  • Their call to press the buzzer or not will change the game at every turn
  • Both contestants will plug in headphones and will not be aware of whether the contestant has pressed the buzzer or not – and the twist lies right here!
  • Aman and Kishwer (who could not see each other) were called into the Double Trouble room and Bigg Boss told them that they have the power to free the rest of the house
  • He told them that a)  if one of them presses the buzzer, the whole house gets free of the bond, b) if both press the buzzer, Aman and Kishwer get tied up again and c) if none of them press the buzzer, they will get back into a bond along with another jodi but the rest of the house will be freed of the bond
  • Will the housemates get freed from being attached at the hip?
  • Buckle up and prepare for even more double trouble on the show this year!

Kunal Kemmu’s sex revelation!

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Working on Guddu Ki Gun was almost like a sex revelation of sorts for its lead actor Kunal Kemmu! The actor shares that the film – directed by Sheershak and Shantanu Ray – showed a different side of sex altogether. He says, “These are all naughty stories one hears about, but to actually play this Bihari Casanova to so many desperate housewives… Well that was an experience!” So did it give him any naughty ideas? “Oh yes loads, but I also learnt that it’s a path I don’t want to tread on,” he winks, adding, “What happens to Guddu is a nightmare for any man, Casanova or not!”

‘Jab Chaye Tera Jadoo’ Video Song recreated

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Here is Saregama’s portrait of this 71 year old living criminal, depicting his legendary trail across the globe. His journey remains as enigmatic as his personality. Check out the infographic to know him better.

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Presenting ‘Jab Chaye Tera Jadoo’ Video Song in the voice of Kanika Kapoor from upcoming bollywood movie Main Aur Charles starring Randeep Hooda & Richa Chadda. Directed by Prawaal Raman, Produced by Raju Chadha, Amit Kapoor & Vikram Khakhar. A Waves Cinemas Ponty Chadha presentation of a Cynozure Networkz Production.

 

Singer – Kanika Kapoor
Music Recreated – Sanjeev Darshan Singer
Additional Lyrics – Ikram Basra
Movie – Main Aur Charles
Programed by – Aditya Dev
Mixed and Mastered by – Bharat Goel

Original Songs Credits::

Singer – Asha Bhosle
Music Composer – Rajesh Roshan
Lyricist – Amit Khanna
Movie – Lootmaar

Label :: Saregama India Ltd.

 

In the seventies when travellers could visit countries like Thailand, Hong Kong & Nepal with marginal official processing, Charles Sobraj used this to his advantage and was on a sadistic murder spree. Young backpackers, hash stoners and idealists from the West were found lost in their fantasies along the Asian Hippie Trail. Charles made sure they reached the permanent state of elevation. His killings would range anything between ten such individuals, up to twenty-four (mostly women). Although the real figure still remains ambiguous.

He is half-Vietnamese, half-Indian, fluent in various languages, a feline charismatic man with big eyes. Apart from his attractive demeanour, Charles’ personality has high resonance with suave fictional characters like James Bond, Tom Ripley & Hannibal Lecter. No wonder, he once introduced himself to a reporter, echoing Bond as, “This is Charles, Charles Sobraj”. His intellectual bent of mind, found repose in the works of German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Fully familiar with his book ‘Beyond Good & Evil’, Charles never really considered his killings to have defied his own moral code. In fact, in his confessions, he referred to them as ‘cleaning’ in the light of being a criminal Superman. Using his know-how of what budget travellers needed and his expertise in gem selling, he had his way with all his ulterior motives.

But there was method to the madness as his killings were stamped with his trademark style. He befriended and advised the travellers for best places to eat, teach hacks of gemstone buying and bring them to his Bangkok apartment (shared by his French-Canadian girlfriend) and murdered them. The ritual began by first drugging their drinks and then proceed to choke or stab them until dead. Sometimes, he would take a more hostile route by setting the body on fire – in few cases the victims were investigated to be burnt alive. His other favourite methods were to make the victims ill by using diarrhoea pills and itching powder. The intention was to make them weak and totally dependent on him so that he could stifle them, disfigure their bodies with a knife or just shoot them. He was then attributed with the title of ‘The Bikini Killer’ when the bodies of his victims (Teresa Knowlton & Vitaji Hakim) were discovered in swimsuits. This entire murder rampage culminated with his desire to travel the world using the identities and belongings of the deceased.

One of the most interesting element of his criminal record, has been his practice of using psychology as an underlying element. He could easily break into people’s minds and had a knack for spotting flaws in them. In order to suit his evil brilliance, he would then re-shape them as and when required. Until his victims were viciously murdered, they probably found him to be one of the kindest and genuinely friendly people. On being asked, the pre-requisites of being a murderer, Charles had replied that, “Either they have too many feelings and cannot control themselves, or they have no feelings. It is one of the two.” His captivating charm and smile has indeed been an instrument of deceit to hide the raging storm inside his head.

His pursuits have led him to spend most of his time either on the run or in prisons across France, South East Asia  and the Subcontinent. He has done it all from extravagant indulgence in women affairs to criminal conquests with his then wife Chantal Companion, later his brother Andre to escapes from jail (mainly induced by bribery), not once but five times – earning yet another title of ‘The Serpent’. His ability to attract women using his smooth conversationalist skills was quite evident. He was known to have had four Parsi girlfriends during his times in Mumbai, while his lawyer as well couldn’t help herself from falling for him. In Thailand, Charles found an adventurous female traveller Marie Leclerc who soon turned out to be his most devoted follower and henceforth they pulled off a few scams together. Later when he was back in India, he also made a woman clan with Barbara & Mery Ellen in order to trick French tourists.

So there you have it, an intellectual criminal who not only used his charms to fulfil his motives but also could brainwash people into following him with complete devotion. He had a colourful personality, using which he travelled all across the globe, generating his own legendary testaments. Now as always, his intriguing journey has caught the eye of filmmakers like Prawaal Raman, to delve deeper from what’s on the surface and explore the intricacies of the mystery called Charles Sobraj. The song, ‘Jab Chaye Tera Jadoo’ from the Prawaal’s upcoming movie ‘Main Aur Charles’ is a clear depiction of the extravagance of his lifestyle and his affinity towards women alongside his criminal record.

Khelo Yellow with Musafir.com and win VIP Passes to the Indian Super League 2015

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Indian Super League is back with its second season. Kerala Blasters FC, a football club based in Kerala, is co-owned by the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Musafir.com, an online travel agency and a curator of premium travel experiences is the official travel partner for the Kerala Blasters FC. Sachin Tendulkar is the brand ambassador for Musafir.com. This online travel agency has rolled out an exciting contest for the Kerala Blasters FC fans.

In association with Kerala Blasters FC, Musafir.com will give VIP passes to the winners of the contest and also give them an opportunity to meet the team. Winners will go on an all-expense paid trip to Kochi, including travelling to Kochi, hotel stay and meals will be taken care of.

The CEO of Musafir.com, Mr Vijay Kesavan further add by saying, “Thanks to the ISL, Indian football is now going places like never before. I am extremely proud of Musafir’s association with the Kerala Blasters for the second edition of this beautiful amalgamation of football and entertainment. And through our association, we will strive to add travel to the mix. Sports is no new arena for Musafir, as our love for travel stems from a love for anything that inspires a person to try new things and to go all the way. Last year, we had been the proud title sponsors for the ITPL team UAE Royals. Being the official travel sponsor for a young and formidable team like the Kerala Blasters that has Sachin Tendulkar as its co-owner is nothing less than a cherished privilege for all of us at Musafir.com. 

This ISL season, Musafir.com has designed an exclusive ISL Kerala Package that includes free match tickets for a family of up to 4. I encourage all football fans to try this package for an experience you will never forget.”

Vijay Kesavan
CEO, Musafir.com

The contest was launched on Friday, 2nd October 2015 and will continue till November. Participants will have to keep a watch on Musafir.com’s Facebook page, as the five questions for five matches will be announced on their official page. Two lucky winners for each match will be chosen, who will win the game to fame.

Important dates to look out for:

10 OCT  Mumbai vs Kerala in Kochi – Sat18 OCT  Kerala vs Delhi in Kochi – Sun31 OCT  Kerala vs Chennai Kochi – Sat10 NOV  Kerala vs Kolkata – Kochi – Tue29 NOV Kerala vs Goa – Kochi – Sun

Contest post on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/musafirdotcom?fref=photo

Website: http://in.musafir.com/

Contest landing page: http://in.musafir.com/Contest/Kerala-Blasters.aspx

”Hamen Haq Chahiye Haq Se” launched with the blessings of Asha Parekh

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             Chief guest Asha Parekh broke an auspicious coconut at the launching of the film ”Hamen Haq Chaiye Haq  Se” at Empire Studio. The film was launched with song recording on 19th Oct. and the song was rendered by Javed Ali and tuned  and penned by Sanjay Pathak. The film is produced under the banner of Ektaa Film Entertainment and it is jointly produced by Himmat Ladumor, Rajesh Rudani and Himmatbhai Donga and directed by Rakesh Kumar Jaggi.
              Himmat Ladumor is a well  known name in ad making circle of Gujarat and he has produced nine Gujarati films including “Rangeelo Ratna Kalakar” and now ventures in Hindi film production. About the story line of the film he says that it reflects  today’s aggressive mood of the society which raises the voice to get their rights and the story is inspired from true incidents..
           Director Rakesh Kumar Jaggi has wide  experience of directing serials and he had weilded the megaphone for the serials such as ”Koi Apna Sa”, ”Kesar”, ”Utran”, ”Tumhari Disha” and “Qayamat” to name a few. He had an opportunity to direct Asha Parekh for serial “”Kuchh Pal Saath Tumhara” and since then he is sharing very cordial relationship with Ashaji. He always prefers to seek the blessings of Ashaji  whenever he starts something new hence he had invited Asha parekh at the launch of this film.
                  Speaking on this occasion Asha Parekh said, “i feel happy when i see a Gujarati producer ventures into Hindi film production. Since beginning Gujarati producers played vital role in the growth of Hindi film  industry. Dalsukh Pancholi, Nanabhai Bhatt and there many other names as well.Reliance is now a big name in Bollywood and it is also owned by Gujarati.  My best wishes to these three producers”.
         The film has story by Gyaneshwar Sondhiya, cinematography by Ajay Arya, and line production by Mukesh Vasani. The cast and other credits of the film is under finalisation and the soon the regular shooting will take place at picturesque locales of Gujarat.

New Bond Girl Lea Seydoux Admits To Being Scared Before Filming Love Scenes with Daniel Craig!  

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leaNew Bond girl Lea Seydoux has admitted she was initially scared before filming love scenes with Daniel Craig, but said Daniel made it easy for her!!

 

The 30-year-old, who plays Doctor Madeleine Swann in the forthcoming 007 movie SPECTRE, said she did not think she would be good enough to make the scenes believable.

 

“All of my scenes were with Daniel. It was a dream,” she said.”It was scary too, though. I thought, ‘Will I be good enough? Will people believe in the love story?’ But it was much easier than I thought and Daniel was so good with me. He is the perfect James Bond – the best ever, I think, serious and strong as well as intelligent.”

 She said both of bonded very well on the sets and that it would hopefully reflect onscreen.

“We have the same sense of humour,” she added. “There was a real complicity. Even when filming serious scenes we joked and had fun. It was always that ‘wink, wink’ feeling between us. The chemistry was strong. I hope the audience can feel that.”

 

SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is set for release in India on November 20, 2015 in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu.

Choreographer F A Khan’s “YEH LAAL RANG” with Randeep Hooda

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The fast blooming choreographer Firoz khan who has given us big hits of the past from some movies like youngistaan , commando, hero and as well few marathi and south indian films.

He is bringing us another film starring Randeep Hooda an action thriller ” Yeh Laal Rang” directed by Sayed Ahmad Afzal and produced by Krian Media. According to the source the film is suppose to release by 2015 the date is yet to be finalised. The film is shot in the locations of Karnal, Haryana. “Randeep is amazing , very humble and kind , amazing at work , super dedicated person , and about dancing , actually what we have done it’s about situation not dancing number” said Firoz Khan.

So we all have our eyes stuck to watch the action thriller starred by the finest actor of our industry who is best known for his attitude, acting and heart throbing voice. This will be his first movie where he will fully exploit his haryanvi roots.

Firoz khan is now also working on “SANAM TERI KASAM” , directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay sapru. So let’s fasten our seat belts and wait to watch what F A Khan has new up his sleeves this time.

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Ever felt the presence of the unspoken, unsaid, paranormal and all things scary? Well &TV is set to give nightmares a new name starting 31st October. Darr Sabko Lagta Hai the latest offering from &TV will change the ways of how one perceives the Horror genre on television! Created by Raj & DK of Bollywood’s first zombie film Go Goa Gone and produced by Reel Life Entertainment, the show will have a contemporary approach. Darr Sabko Lagta Hai marks the television debut of the Bollywood superstar and the Queen of Fear, Bipasha Basu. The show will have stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, spirits, ghosts and the unseen – the unsaid stories that cause a shiver down your spine – with unpredictable turns and nail biting twists. Tune in to watch the contemporary horror series starting 31st October every Saturday and Sunday at 10.00 pm only on &TV.

 

This show is definitely not for the weak hearted! Bipasha will be seen hosting each story and complementing the series with a lot of oomph. From accomplished directors to the superstar of Bollywood, &TV collaborates with the industry’s best to present a unique horror show. The episodic series will also feature leading television names including Shilpa Saklani, Vidya Malvade, Shweta Basu and many more. While creatively the concept of the show is helmed by Raj & DK, noted directors like Suparn Varma, Soumik Sen, Sangeeth Sivan, Yashwant Giri amongst others have been roped in for the episodic stories.

 

Talking about her TV debut, Bipasha Basu said, “I’m happy and thrilled to make my debut on TV with a show as unique and exciting as Darr Sab Ko Lagta Hai. Horror as a genre is very close to my heart, and in spite of some great horror films produced by Indian cinema in the past, it’s sad to see the genre yet fighting for its space today. It’s great to see a channel like &TV willing to tap the genre to its fullest, experiment and push the boundaries with this show. Indian television as a medium has grown leaps and bounds and it feels great to be on the platform with something different.”

 

TV folks made Dr. Sunita Dube’s brainchild “Medscape India awards 2015” a rocking affair!

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Med Scape India is a non-profit charitable trust working for community welfare since 2006 under the Aryan Medical and Educational Trust. This trust also runs Aryan Hospital which provides healthcare  services to residents in Kurla East, Mumbai.Through their network of doctors, medical and  healthcare experts, MedScapeIndia has successfully conducted various activities since inception which are focused on social and charitable needs. They empathise rather than sympathise with  those in need and in-turn help in making the community self-sufficient. MedScapeIndia is the first of its kind organisation, which has brought together National Medical Presidents in their respective fields, Doctors, Medical Experts, Corporates, Government Officials and Celebrities together one common platform to serve the community together.

 

Dr. Sunita Dube, the founder of MedScapeIndia and Aryan Education & Medical Trust, is an accomplished radiologist herself. Her ambition to see a healthier India has led to the formation of MedScapeIndia. Her qualifications include MBBS (Karnataka), MD, Radiology (Europe), DMRE (Somaiya Medical College), ADHA: Advanced Diploma in Hospital Administration (IHCA), Bangalore, Nutrition and Dietetics (IHCA), FCCP (College of Chest Physicians, Delhi) and Dip Child Health (DSAMS Delhi). Since how many years you are

 

 

Entertainment industry came forward in support of Dr. Sunita Dubey and Medscape.  Medscapeindia Awards 2015 is dedicated to cancer awareness and save the girl child initiative. The event will be telecast on Sony.

Celebrities who attended included- Lisa Ray, Ridheema Tiwari, Gunjan Utreja, Himmanshoo Malhotra, Pooja Gor, Tina Datta, Sahil Anand, Raman Handa with wife Divya, Tulsi Kumar, Meet brothers ( Manmeet and Harneet Singh), Pratyusha Banerjee, Rahul Raj Singh, Akhlaque Khan, Actor /writer Vinod Tharani,  Ayushman Maheshwri, Roop Durgapal, Surbhi Tiwari, Vivek Mishra, Muskan Nancy James,  Srman Jain, Karan Wahi, Ritvik Dhanjani, Aamir Ali, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Esha Gupta, Ritwick Dhanjani, Gurmeet Chowdhary and Debina Baneerjee, Kiku Sharda and  Sugandha Mishra

Musafir.com India joins forces with Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing to promote Dubai to Indian travellers

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Musafir.com, India’s leading travel portal, and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), have announced a joint campaign to promote Dubai as a key destination for Indian travellers.

The partnership, that seeks to boost tourism in Dubai, was officially launched by Musafir.com’s brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar in Dubai.

This one-of-a-kind initiative will highlight the wide range of cultural, leisure and entertainment options available for visitors in Dubai.  To assist in showcasing the vast array of attractions in the emirate of skyscrapers, Sachin Tendulkar visited several of Dubai’s best-known landmarks including Burj Al Arab and the Palm Island.

“I’ve had an absolutely fantastic time in Dubai,” commented Sachin Tendulkar. “On a personal level, Dubai has always been one of my favourite destinations for its diversity, spectacular scenery, and multiple leisure and entertainment options.”

“India is a hugely important market for Dubai, consistently ranking among our top five feeder markets, and with approximately ten per cent of the emirate’s total number of international overnight visitors coming from India last year. Our ongoing partnerships and collaborations with online travel agents play a vital role in helping us realise Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020, which aims to welcome 20 million annual visitors by 2020. The new campaign with Musafir.com will allow us to reach even more Indian travellers and encourage them to visit Dubai and experience everything the emirate has to offer,” said Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism.

The launch of the new campaign represents an important milestone for Musafir.com India.

“We are extremely proud of our association with DTCM for this unique promotional campaign with our brand ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar. This magical city is one place that never ceases to surprise you. There’s always something new that Dubai has to offer, which makes people come back, again and again.” said Vijay Kesavan, CEO, Musafir.com India.

 

Super Star Hrithik Roshan turns home stylist with DCtex Furnishings

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The super star unveiled ‘Iconic’-the new upholstery and curtain collection and bed linen collection as ‘Dream Runner’ by DCtex

 

Bollywood Style Icon Hrithik Roshan has been in the news for designing his waterfront property, not for ashowpiece mansion but for his own home. As an interior enthusiasts , he now turns home stylist and proudly announces his association with DCtex Furnishings. Hrithik Roshan along with Nimish Arora after creating his own home was seen launching a collection titled ‘Dream Runner’ – comprising of new bed linen collection, curated by Hrithik himself from the House of DCtex which has a blend of Italian art.

 

DCtex Furnishings, one of the world leaders in up class furnishing fabrics and upholstery mesmerized the crowd of over 600+ top retailers from all across India with the collection that comprised of a free-spirted bohemian appeal, a canvas of serenity and calmA bright and vibrant summery feel, an isle of relaxed countryside charm, Dream Runner collection will offer stunning array of premium furnishings. With an objective to cater to today’s well-travelled homemaker, this collection curated by Hrithik Roshan will offer the most tasteful selection in fabrics, textures, colours and prints. In a city where the dinner party is a key element in how the industry socializes, the collection by DCtex has an objective to create signifiers — be it in terms of sheer power (think the palatial houses in Beverly Park) or aesthetic cachet (such as an offbeat lair in Venice). The collection caters to people from all age group from toddlers to teens to adults.

 

Hrithik Roshan, the super star who turn home stylist on this occasion said “A house that telegraphs the right image completes the picture in a statement-making way is my definition of an ideal home. I am glad to have partnered with Nimish Arora, the chief of a pioneering brand DCtex to style homes that script a personal style. i am excited to style homes that will help one define, create and implement an inspiring living space, a flexible but unique environment, staging a property to appeal to a wider audience. Drawing on a wealth of experience that DCtex has with a comprehensive portfolio of suppliers to meet the exact requirements, I will work seamlessly to ensure complete satisfaction of customers.”

 


Mr. M.L Arora, Chairman of DCtex said,
 “DCtex stands for growth, fuelled by innovation. DCtex started with a singular vision of becoming a globally reputed name in the Home Décor industry. In a little over 14 years, today we are among the world’s  largest manufacturers of uber-chic furnishing fabrics and upholstery with a turnover of around 350 crores INR. Its now time to take the brand onto the next level with Hrithik Roshan to create finer nuances of home décor and enhance the experience of living spaces, we are proud to have him on baord.”

 

On the professional front, Hrithik is busy with the shooting of Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Set in a period as early as 26th century BC, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is a romantic drama based on the Indus Valley Civilization. Also Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh will play the baddies in ‘Mohenjo Daro’. The shooting of the film is majorly done in Bhuj, Gujarat.

 

 

 

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 lead actors Kartik, Sunny and Omkar get a tongue lashing from the heroines

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‘Men are like dogs? But dogs are cute — and loyal!’, say the girls

Lead actors from the soon to be released sequel of popular youth comedy film Pyaar Ka Punchnama engaged in a high-energy tu-tu main-main in the latest episode of M Bole Toh on hotstar.

To Aaryan’s rant in Pyaar Ka Punchnama, the female leads of the sequel Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (PKP2),  Nushrat Bharucha, Sonalli Sehgal and Ishita Sharma responded with a  power-packed lecture about their own grouses against men. Giving the boys a dose of their own medicine, the ladies dismissed the double standards of men, even comparing them with dogs!

On being asked how they think guys are, Nushrat said, “While boys are trying to woo us, they do everything – surprise us, get us cupcakes, send many messages, call us frequently, buy us expensive perfumes and pamper us fully. The moment they know we are theirs, all this stops. They start finding the mobile phone to be the most ridiculous invention ever.”

Not one to be left behind, Ishita adds, “Boys want their girlfriends to look beautiful, hot and sexy, but they want them to get dressed and ready very fast. They have no patience. The moment they’re in bed, they never want to chat, all they want is sex. They never give us enough time to get ready, because they themselves are ok with wearing dirty underwear, dirty socks and dirty clothes and then keep scratching in public! If you tell them any of this, they deny it outright. Inspite of all these issues, we are the ones who get blamed for the issues relationships. All they keep saying is that we don’t understand. Why should we understand everything all the time?”

Sonalli said, “So you’ve heard that men are like dogs. But dogs are loyal and cute – men not at all. Even when they’re out with a girl, their roving eyes are checking other women out. Fighting with them over anything is a waste of time, because they don’t remember anything. Their memory is like that of a gold fish. There are times when you just wish to talk and want someone to listen. But boys will try to bring their supposed logic into everything. I don’t want to hear about logic all the time. If I want to hear about logic, I would go to my teacher, not have a boyfriend.”

The arguments do not end just yet. It is widely believed that girls don’t necessarily mean what they say and vice versa.

Mastikhor host Malishka tests this theory as she asks male leads of the film Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh and Omkar Kapoor to explain the real meaning behind some commonly-used phrases by women. The boys can be seen sharing their innermost pain points concerning relationships and what women mean really mean vis-à-vis what they say.

The PKP2 cast perform many more dares assigned to them by none other than their fans on Twitter. Malishka also challenges all six to perform a dare of removing their shirts. To everyone’s surprise and much to the delight of the boys, Sonalli is the only one who takes up the challenge and removes her top!

Prachi Desai goes super chic for  Rock on!! 2

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The gorgeous Prachi Desai who will be seen next in Rock on!!2 will be looking extremely stylish and chic! The actress has chopped off her hair and she will be seen in the short hair look in the film.

We also hear that, Prachi has gone short with her hair only for her character in the film as she was keen on upping the style quotient in the sequel.

A sequel to the movie Rock on!!, Prachi will be seen ‘leading’ opposite Farhan Akhtar.

Sonakshi Sinha gets inked again!

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The gorgeous and the ever quirky, Sonakshi Sinha has acquired one more tattoo and this time its better and more unique than the previous one. The actress had recently got herself inked with a star and now has got one more tattoo done on her feet.
Sonakshi is shooting in Budapest for Force 2 and was one day doodling a certain type of design on her feet and that’s when she realized she wants a similar tattoo done which is delicate yet stands out, and she personally loves wearing anklets. Shotgun Jr. wasted no time and hit the local tattoo parlor and got herself this amazing tattoo.

Karan Singh Grover steams it up with Pooja Gupta

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…As Vishal Pandya wraps up his Hate Story 3 with a racy number starring the two actors

It was a wrap for Hate Story 3 as director Vishal Pandya shot the last number for his erotic thriller. Vishal, who had kicked off the film starring Karan Singh Grover, Sharman Joshi, Zareen Khan and Daisy Shah, last month with a courtroom sequence, wrapped up the film with a racy song, shot at a Bandra nightclub.

The song, “Neende Ud Jaati Hai” features Karan and former pageant queen Pooja Gupta, who is making a special appearance. The catchy track has been composed by the Meet Bros.

Vishal shares that the song is the highlight of the film and adds that the sequence has Karan doing something “really bad”, and then hitting the club, where he spots Pooja and starts dancing with her. He says, “The unit created a set within the set, with a new lounge inside the existing one, and added red and green lights to complement the song’s mood. Like the song “Pink Lips” starring Sunny Leone in Hate Story 2, “Neend Ud Jaati Hai” is the highlight of Hate Story 3.”

Talking about Karan’s role, Vishal says that his character evokes love and hatred! “Throughout the film, you love and hate Karan. His character is 50 shades of grey,” laughs Vishal. Interestingly, the director had warned his cast to not prepare for their roles before coming to the set. “When an actor gets a brief, he pictures himself doing things in a certain way. Luckily with Karan, he came with an empty mind, which I could mould the way I wanted to,” Vishal adds.

Produced by T-Series, Hate Story 3 is slated to release on 4th December.

BIG MAGIC & 92.7 BIG FM LAUNCH AN INTEGRATED SHOW ‘FAKEBOOK WITH KAVITA’, A FIRST FOR THE INDUSTRY

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Simulcast on BIG Magic and 92.7 BIG FM, this satirical comedy series, hosted by actress Kavita Kaushik takes off on the hypocrisy of Indian Culture and Society on various topical issues

 

Premiering Monday, October 19 at 9 pm, every Monday and Tuesday on BIG Magic and every Monday to Thursday on 92.7 BIG FM

 

BIG Magic, poised to be the ultimate comedy destination and 92.7 BIG FM, India’s Largest and the No. 1 Radio Network from Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, launched an integrated show – Fakebook with Kavita, today, in Mumbai with renowned television actress Kavita Kaushik. The show is a fresh take on the hypocritical Indian society, focusing on topical issues which make you sit up, think and introspect, albeit with a pinch of humor. Popular RJ Abhishek launched the show and introduced Kavita, giving the press a ‘first look’ of ‘Fakebook with Kavita’.

 

In line with the programming strategy, the content will be sarcastic, irreverent, relatable and cutting edge. Kavita Kaushik will be seen doing sketches where her character will vary depending on situations. The satirical comedy will be aired as a simulcast on television and radio for the first time in the industry.

 

Popular for her comic timing, Kavita Kaushik will be seen discussing various real life situations and incidents on hypocrisy with a twist of comedy. Fakebook with Kavita premieres this Monday, October 19 at 9 pm, every Monday and Tuesday on BIG Magic and Monday toThursday on 92.7 BIG FM.

 

Excited to lead the show, actress Kavita Kaushik said, “I am glad to be associated with this unique show. It is a take on our hypocritical society but with a dose of comedy. Audiences will see me discussing real life issues and topical situations with lots of humor. Looking at the scenario today, I genuinely believe that a show of this nature is much needed and it is the perfect time to launch it. The best part is that the reach of the show will be manifold as it will air on both BIG Magic and 92.7 BIG FM.

 

Sharing some insight on the new show, Mr. Bimal Unnikrishnan, Creative Director, Big Magic said, “We are introducing a genre – satirical comedy, which has not been explored much on the small screen. Fakebook with Kavita, is a light hearted, relatable, satirical comedy series with a fresh take on the hippocratic Indian society. We are excited to launch our first integrated show which will enthrall the viewers of BIG Magic as well as the listeners of 92.7 BIG FM, thus enhancing the reach of the show across India. It is our consistent endeavor to create shows with cutting edge content coupled with ‘full on lol’ moments and we do hope that the audiences will love this.”

 

BIG Magic is available across all DTH players such as Tata Sky, Airtel, Videocon, Dish TV, Reliance Digital TV along with all cable operators as Hathway, Incable, Digicable, DEN, 7 Star, ABS, Siticable, Star Broadband and GTPL amongst others.

 

 

 

FOX LIFE CELEBRATES a ONEderful Year!

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  • India’s No 1 travel and lifestyle channel celebrates the stupendous success of the first year
  • Shibani Dandekar, Manish Paul, Hard Kaur, Sana Saeed,  Natalie DI Luccio, Himarsha Venkatsamy and many more join the celebration

FOX LifeIndia’s leading travel and lifestyle channel, turned ONE this year and celebrated the success at a grand party organized by the channel at JW Marriott, Juhu on 14th October 2015. FOX Life celebrated its position of being the undisputed leader in the Travel & Lifestyle genre with much élan and the party was attended by Delhi’s top socialites and corporates.

Swati Mohan, Business Head – India, FOX international Channels said, “FOX Life turned ONE this year and this journey as the undisputed leader in the Travel & Lifestyle genre, has been exciting, fun and fruitful. It’s been a ONEderful year and the years to come will be more challenging but we promise to make it bigger and better. FOX Life as a channel looks forward to expand the lifestyle genre and bring something new for its viewers every year.”

The evening opened with a high voltage performance by Shaimak Davar’s dance troupe which brought alive the essence of the channel. FOX Life has had a really successful year and is truly going places. The party was attended by the who’s who of Mumbai’s tinsel town including Bollywood celebs like the fashionista Sana Saeed, Neil Bhoopalam, Pooja Bedi along with glamorous socialites and tele celebrities like Shibani Dandekar, Manish Paul, Himarsha Venkatsamy, Natalie DI Luccio and many more. The evening also saw the presence of the funky Hard Kaur, Rajiv Lakshman and VJ Andy. The ONEderful party of FOX Life was an evening filled with food, music, glitter and glam and was indeed a high voltage celebration!

Music launch of “Veerat Veera Maratha”

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“Veerat Veera Maratha” Launched their Trailer & Music recently in Mumbai . The Unveiling of the music was been done by Chairman of Dada Saheb Falke Film Foundation

Ashfaque Khopekar.  Dignitaries like Vijay Patkar, Mukesh Rishi, Preeti Sapru, Tej Sapru were also present over at the event to give they best wishes to the entire team.

Victor Entertainment present their first Marathi film venture “Veerat Veera Maratha” directed by Amol Arvind Bhave is  ready to entertain the audience with a big bang on November 6, 2015 across Maharashtra.

“Veerat Veera Maratha” film star cast Aryaajit, Tanvi Kishor, Victor Raghav, Reema lagoo, Shashank Darane, Daya, Svaghata , Pratik, Sanjay Vichare, Pradip Desai, Rajat Deep, Vicky, Manish Tyagi,Viral, Sunny pundira , Aravesh Singh Raghav, Munna, Praveen, Vikas Phadnis, Narendra Jain, Sandeep Juatakara, Prashant, Rajesh Gupta.

 

House-swapping in Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai

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SAB TV’s popular alien comedy series ‘Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai’ narrates an exciting and comical tale of an alien family finding its place amongst humans on ‘Earth’ while learning the intricacies of human nature and behavior. It shows the numerous adventures of Ghotala family while encountering different traditions and mannerisms of humans in varied sections of human society.

In the recent track, the entire Sunshine colony is going through a bit of a sour patch. All families will be seen having internal conflicts with each other. This simmers up to such an extent that every family in the colony decides that they need a break from the everyday chaos.

To find a temporary solution to this issue all family members decide to interchanges houses so Bhavna played by Purvi Vyas moves in with the Ghotala’s. Laajwanti played by Neelam Pathania decides to move in with Bhairavi played by Shruti Rawat. Sharad played by Vinay Rohrra and Manav played by Amit Dolawat move in with the D’souzas. Finally Bhadresh played by Krunal Pandit, Murlidhar Ojha played by Deepak Pareek and Ronnie D’souza played by Bakhtiyaar Irani decides to live together as stags for the next seven days.

What will happen next? Will the changes in the house make a difference for good or will things between the families reach a new height of misunderstanding?

Bakhtiyaar Irani who plays the role of Ronnie D’souza said, “We have had a lot of fun shooting on this track. It’s all fun and games when three best men get together. We couldn’t finish most of our scenes as every time we would burst out laughing. All the interchanging has bought a new dynamism in our show. I am loving my role as a stag for this specific track. I am sure the audiences are going to have a good laughter.”

 

Tourism New Zealand announces Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra as brand ambassador for India

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Tourism New Zealand is geared up to introduce exciting activities in the Indian market as they announce one of the most sought after Bollywood actors, Sidharth Malhotra, as thebrand ambassador for India.

Sidharth will be Tourism New Zealand’s first Indian ambassador from India. The lead actor of Student of the Year, Hasee Toh Phasee, Ek Villain and Brothers is a self-made star who stands out from the crowd and has a massive following, particularly among young people. He has over 4.3 million followers on social, which is the highest following for a male star in his peer group.

As a lover of nature, great outdoors and extreme sports, Sidharth is looking forward to visiting New Zealand soon and will first-hand be exploring its breath-taking beauty, diverse landscapes, warm and hospitable people and an array of activities. Sidharth will also experience New Zealand culture meeting local Maori during his action packed visit to both the North and South Islands.

 

Speaking about this announcement, Steven Dixon, Regional Manager – South and South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand, says Sidharth is young and dynamic and extremely keen to experience New Zealand’s offerings. From adventure activities to food and wine experiences, local culture to luxury indulgence, New Zealand is gearing up to surprise Sidharth at every step of his journey. We look forward to hosting him and making him feel at home in New Zealand.”

Sharing his excitement, brand ambassador Sidharth Malhotra adds, “I have heard from my friends about the many activities that New Zealand has to offer and I am very excited for this trip. I’m a traveller who believes in experiencing everything that a destination offers and New Zealand has so much to offer. I am gearing up for some hard core adventure such as Skydive, SkyWalk and diving, and I can’t wait to experience the local wildlife in New Zealand. I have also heard extensively about the food and wine, Maori culture and other unique experiences that the country offers. , My fans from New Zealand have already reached out to me and I look forward to interacting with some of them during my trip.”

17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with STAR India Announces its Stellar Program Line-Up

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Festival will have several ‘firsts’ – New sections, Special Screenings and Workshops

Over 190 films to be screened in Feature-Documentary-Short Film Categories

 

MRS NITA AMBANI ANNOUNCED AS CO-CHAIR OF THE MAMI BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Members of the Board of Trustees Unveiled the New Jio MAMI Trophy Created by a Designer whose jewellery is worn by the most elegant and beautiful women around the World – Nirav Modi

 

With less than a month to go for the 17th edition of India’s biggest film festival, the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in association with the STAR Network, announced its stellar program line-up. The line-up included new programming sections being introduced this year, special screenings and events.  The 17th edition of the festival will take place from October 29th to November 5th in Mumbai. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) — and STAR India is the Associate Sponsor Partner.

Mrs Nita M. Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Reliance Foundation was announced as Co-Chair, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).

The announcement was made in the presence of members of the Board of Trustees that include Kiran Rao, Chairperson – MAMI, Anupama Chopra – Festival Director, Filmmakers Dibakar Banerjee and Vishal Bhardwaj, Mr. Ajay Bijli, Chairman and MD, PVR Ltd, Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India, Mr. Manish Mundra, Founder and CEO, Drishyam Films and Gayatri Yadav, ‎Executive Vice President Marketing & Communications, STAR India

We are thrilled to announce that Jio MAMI 2015 will present two Excellence in Cinema awards – one to an international personality and one to an Indian. I’m also kicked to announce that our international Excellence in Cinema award will be given to the iconic Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai who has created landmark films and won laurels around the globe including two Palme D’Or nominations. Our Indian Excellence in Cinema award will be given to two legendary screenwriters who changed the course of Indian cinema and created several classics – they are none other than Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. We are also introducing a special section called ‘Half Ticket’ for kids, which will have an exciting slate of children films from around the world.”- Kiran Rao, Chairperson, 17th Jio MAMI  Mumbai Film Festival in association with Star India.

Mrs Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation & Co-Chair, MAMI Board of Trustees, said, “I am honoured with the appointment and the faith that the MAMI Board of Trustees has reposed in me. I thank them for inviting me to be a part of this movement that will showcase the best of Indian and world cinema.”

Mrs Ambani further added, “Jio MAMI deserves to be recognized as one of the best film festivals in the world. We are convinced that Jio will have a lot to do with films, and films will have a lot to do with Jio.”

Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India said, “Star India believes in content that inspires a billion imaginations and moves the nation forward and MAMI is all about celebrating the joy of cinema.

By supporting this festival we want to do our bit to fuel imagination that we all know has the power to change the world.”

 

Announcing the stellar programme line-up for the festival, Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival said,” We are here because of the generosity of many people.  Foremost among them is Jio and our associate sponsor – STAR India. And I also want to thank our third partner – the Government of Maharashtra. Our aim is to create a movie-soaked week in which you can see the best of Indian and international cinema. We want to foster a cultural exchange, enable conversations and shape a cinematic sensibility.”

Leading filmmaker, Mr. Dibakar Banerjee, said ”  I really wish Jio MAMI a great success this year as it is a cultural icon of the city. It aims to be the gateway to Indian cinema. This year, the festival received an unprecedented 248 feature film submissions in 29 languages, including Pashto, Wanchu and Jaunsari. The selection of Indian films includes 14 World Premieres, and 17 India Premieres. Audiences at Jio MAMI will get a chance to watch 31 Indian films that have never been shown before in India. 13 films are competing for the best film award in the India gold section. There are 15 fiction features and 5 documentaries in the India story section.”

Announcing a new section, After Dark at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, Ms. Niharika Bijli, Director, PVR Pictures said “The journey for MAMI, the Mumbai Film Festival and the multiplexes started back in 1997 and now in its seventeenth year, PVR Cinemas will not only encourage the homebred cinemas, but will also provide the best in world cinema. All this have been possible with PVR’s association with MAMI from past many years and have been very successful. Genre films are a mainstay in world cinema, and, “After Dark” is one of the sections of the festival. It will bring a fantastic genre films to Mumbai and these are horror, thriller, science fiction curated by Jongsuk Thomas Nam, who is the artistic director of one of Asia’s biggest genre film fests PIFF in South Korea. We have six films in this section, which is opening with Ludo, made by Qaushiq Mukherjee.”

“I am thankful to Anu and Kiran who literally saved the festival. As Anu said, Jio MAMI is an inclusive movie feast as everyone looks forward to it.  Our international tribute is to the great French director Agnes Varda, who was given the honorary Palme d’Or this year.  Varda, who directed her first film in 1955, is also known as The Grandmother of the New Wave. Our Indian tribute is to Chetan Anand who celebrates his 100th birth anniversary this year. We think of Chetan Anand as the man who made the great war film Haqeeqat. But his contribution to Hindi cinema goes far beyond that.” said leading filmmaker, Mr. Vishal Bhardwaj.

Announcing a very special event being organized for the first time at the Festival, Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India, said, “Anu and Kiran have done an incredible job driving the festival. They have given Bombay the festival they deserve. The grand finale this year at Jio MAMI is the MAMI Movie Mela– a one-day celebration of cinema.  On October 31st, when you walk into Mehboob Studio, you will enter a different world – a world of movie characters, movie merchandising, movie books, dvds and above all, movie conversations. ”

Smriti Kiran, Creative Director of the festival said:” This festival is the hardest thing I have done but when I meet someone who says that MAMI changed their life, all the blood and sweat makes sense. Our vision is to make sure that Jio MAMI is an exemplary experience for all its stakeholders from delegates to filmmakers to sponsors to studios to young talent, guests and continues to alter lives the way it has.”

Anusmriti Sarkar to romance in Bollywood movie “Jaane Kaisa Yeh Ishq”

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Love and romance are integral part of our lives and so most filmmakers try to capture this emotion and showcase it in a larger than life way on celluloid. Romantic films have a ‘feel good’ factor and who would not like to see heart-warming stories which are make-believe and want you to fall in love. Well south actress Anusmriti Sarkar making her Bollywood debut through director Arita Singh’s romantic movie “Jaane Kaisa Yeh Ishq” which is produced by Sarabjeet Singh. She is working very hard to do a justice with her character. This upcoming Bollywood diva has started the shooting of the film. She is playing solo heroine opposite to a famous model cum actor and he is also debuting with this film.

Anusmriti Sarkar said, “This is a very interesting emotional Love story. My character is very innocent and there are different shades too. I love watching love stories and I am very happy that my debut film is a love story. This is one of the very heart touching romantic story and am very excited about my role”.

From the history of 100 years, If Indian cinema has ever explored any genre other than comedy than it is Romance. Indian romance films are often top grossing movies of the year. No doubt Romance actress has much more following than actors of any other genre.

Kavita Kaushik to host a new show – ‘ FAKEBOOK WITH KAVITA’

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Kavita Kaushik to host a new show – ‘ FAKEBOOK WITH KAVITA’ on the lines of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’
 
Kavita Kaushik, who was last seen in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, will now turn host on BIG MAGIC channel with ‘ Fakebook with Kavita’ . The show is  loosely based on the American show ‘ ‘Inside Amy Schumer’.  Launching on 19th October, Monday- Thursday, the show will air on 10 pm slot.
 
Speaking about the show, Kavita said, I wish we could go as bold as the American show, but if I do that, people will kill me. I have always been interested in shows that bring out my talent rather than be part of social dramas or cliche reality shows. Here, in addition to playing anchor, I will depict real-life characters and poke fun at them. The show tries to bring out the increasing hypocrisy we see among common people everyday.”

Sonnalli Seygall shoots for 106 hours non-stop

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Sonnalli Seygall, who shot to fame as one of the lead actresses in the rib-tickling super hit comedy ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ (2011), is certainly the talk-of-the-town as she has achieved a feat that few Bollywood actresses can claim. Two of the films that she has finished shooting for (Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ and  ‘Wedding Pullav’), are going to release on the same day, next week.
Sonnalli is undoubtedly ecstatic as her hard work is paying off. The actor had a tough time juggling between the shooting schedules since both the films were being shot during the same time. Sonnalli admits that it has been a crazy year and she has spent many sleepless nights trying to give her 100% in both the films. “I was shooting for both the films exactly on the same dates. I did not sleep at all for four days except 20 mins in the car on my way. So yes, super hectic, but fun!”, she said.  
Sonnalli Seygall has been quite a popular face having appeared in several advertisements including one with superstar Salman Khan. A former Miss India International, she made her Bollywood debut with ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’. Both her upcoming films ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ and ‘Wedding Pullav’ will be releasing on the 16th of October, 2015.

YES FOUNDATION Social Impact Award launched at Jio MAMI – Mumbai Film Festival

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YES FOUNDATION in partnership with Jio MAMI – Mumbai Film Festival has instituted theYES FOUNDATION Social Impact Award’ worth INR 10 lakhs, to recognise a film that best highlights a social cause with thepotential to transform social mindset. The award aims to encourage professional filmmakers to address social issues and drive responsible citizenship through films.

 

Mr. Rana Kapoor, Chief Mentor, YES FOUNDATION said, “We firmly believe in the tremendous power of the media as a positive force of social change. Media is an amplifier that can transform mindsets and trigger great social action, to fuel India’s social transformation.”

Ms.  Kiran Rao, Chairperson, Jio MAMI- Mumbai Film Festival adds, Cinema is a powerful medium and the YES FOUNDATION Social Impact Award will act as a catalyst to enhance socially relevant films.”

 

Speaking at the launch, Ms. Prerana Langa, CEO, YES FOUNDATION said, “Films have the potential to accelerate India’s inclusive development and we are delighted to partner with Jio MAMI- Mumbai Film Festival to promote socially responsible cinema in India.  Through the ‘YES FOUNDATION Social Impact Award’ , we aim to bring ‘social’ into ‘mainstream’. The award aims at creating a new mindset in professional filmmakers to make more socially relevant films, touch millions of lives and mobilise social action.”

“This year Jio MAMI – Mumbai Film Festival with Star India has expanded with many innovative segments and YES FOUNDATION Social Impact Award takes it even further by recognising a film that best caters a social cause. This award will be a source of inspiration for film makers to create social change through their films”, shared Ms. Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, Jio MAMI- Mumbai Film Festival.

YES FOUNDATION has been consistently striving to nurture and expand the ecosystem for social filmmakers through its flagship program, YES! i am the CHANGE (YIAC). In 2015, YIAC emerged as the World’s Largest Social Film Movement with participation of over 5 lakh youth pan-India.

Stardust, FBB celebrates unveiling of the ‘STARMAKER’ -Shailendra Singh.

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STARDUST, FBB celebrated the Entertainment Maverick Shailendra Singh, by unveiling of the ‘STARMAKER’, (a special issue with Stardust October 2015 Issue) chronicling the life and times of Shailendra Singh (Percept Pictures) and his Bollywood journey.

The special issue was unveiled by Media baron Mr. Nari Hira, Magna Publishing Co. Ltd. and Mr. Madan Mohapatra (Head-customer strategy –Future Group), amidst the loud cheers by the galaxy of celebrities present there.

Every celebrity present, recounted on how Shailendra Singh, unleashed new talent and celebrity management style in Bollywood and how he was responsible for new talent to flourish. They all praised his ability to take risks and try new concepts in the Entertainment world, starting with his larger than life debut in Bollywood with 176 newcomers. They also highlighted his journey from being the custodian of stardom (Bollywood Talent Management), to the magic of the stage with ‘Sunburn’, to the noble causes, to creating the crème de la crème, Bollywood Superstars!

Besides Bollywood celebrities legendary cricketers Kapil Dev and Dilip Vengsarkar graced the occasion.

The galaxy of celebrities present were Tushar Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Dino Morea, Nagesh Kukunoor, Mugda Godse, Arjan Bajwa, Ashok Damankar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Upen Patel, Mooranis, Sanjay Suri, composer Sajid, Salim Merchant, Gurmeet & Deblina, Mishti Chakorborty, Nisha Jamwal, Suchitra Pillay, Karanvir Bora & Teejay Sidhu, Shama Sikandar, Suresh Menon, Nisha Jamval etc.

“Shaan recorded a song for Sandesh Gour’s Movie ‘MEERADHA” “

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Popular Bollywood Playback Singer Shantanu Mukherjee akla Shaan known for his super hit songs like Chaar Kadam (PK), Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who (3 Idiots), Chand Sifarish (Fanaa), Subah Ho Gayi Mamu (Munna Bhai MBBS), Jab Se Tere Naina (Saawariya) and many more songs for Sharukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amir Khan, Hritik Roshan, Ranbir Kapooretc… Now we got to know that singer has recorded a romantic song “Tumhari Chahat” for debut bolluwood movie “Meeradha”.
Popular face on TV, actor Sandesh Gour acted in many TV shows for channels like Star Plus, Life Ok, Big Magic, Sab TV, and shows like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saraswatichandra, Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya, Neela Telefilms show Tarak Meheta Ka Oolta Chashma, Mahi Sagar, Badi Doooor Se Aaye Hain. He had done international award winning short film “MUAFINAMA” as lead actor
Now Sandesh Gour is super excited for his upcoming debut movie “Meeradha” as main lead hero directed by Ashish Singh and produced by Surya prakash jethlia, under the banner of SPJ entertainment.
Bollywood playback singer Shaan recorded a song “Tumhari Chahat” for movie Meeradha. Shaan Said I am happy because on the occasion of lata mangeshakar ji’s birthday I recorded this song for meeradha. Tumhari chahat is the romantic song with amazing lyrics and I am touched with the lyrics. People will gone like this song and my best wishes to debutant actor Sandesh Gaur ad his film Meeradha .
When contacted Actor Sandesh Gaur” My dubbing Part is completed. Producer and director are inlove with my work . They told me that movies emotional and comedy scenes are superb. Audience will definitely gone like it.
As we know , TV actors getting films these days for their talent and face value and one more actor “Sandesh Gour added into this.

A Romantic Dance Drama on Same Sex Love “Hyacinth”

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India’s first LGBT NGO, The Humsafar Trust presented Mumbai’s first LGBT themed dance drama “Hyacinth”, directed by celebrity dance maestro Sandip Soparrkar. As per Greek mythology Hyacinth was a beautiful youth and lover of the god Apollo. Hyacinth was also admired by West Wind, Zephyrus. They both propose to this beautiful youth and clamor for his love and attention by trying to impress him. What follows is an amazing story of Love, Jealousy and Repentance to bring out the universality of Love.

The story was narrated by the Sutradhar, Love, played by the evergreen and beautiful Jesse Randhawa. The character of Zephyrus is played by Yuvraj Parashar, Apollo by Mithun Purandare and Hyacinth by Raj Kumar Singh. The high voltage dance drama was written, choreographed and directed by Sandip Soparrkar and his team of Ankita Dolawat and Ashutosh Arya.

Sandip Soparrkar said, “I felt humbled and truly honoured to receive a standing ovation at the premier show of Hyacinth. There were veterans from the field of theater, dance n film in at audience all crying, smiling and applauding. I am completely overwhelmed.”

The Humsafar Trust (HST) is India’s oldest registered organization that works on the rights and health of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender) Community. The event has been supported many bollywood  fraternity Like actors Mugdha Ghodse, Sharbani Mukherjee, Dolly Thakur, Sandhaya Shetty, Designer Rohit Verma, Sumit Khetan, dancers Uma Rele and Uma Dogra, director Aruna Raje and others.

“Hyacinth highlights the emotional journey of same-sex couples. All the talk on Section 377 dehumanises us, and only speaks of us as sexual objects. But we are actually fighting for the need of companionship, to be able to find love without the criminal tag,” says Pallav Patankar, director, HIV programs, Humsafar Trust.

Indian Beauty & Make-Up Awards 2015 ends up with a bang

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Honoring Make Up artists and hairstylists for outstanding achievements the Indian Beauty & Make-Up Awards 2015 was the biggest award of its kind in the city. The black tie evening brought together Divyanka Tripathi, Harshali Zine, Singer Purva Mantri, Aakarshika Goyal, etc.

 

Divyanka Tripathi who was looking pretty in an Anarkali said  “These are the talents that create the characters we see on screen, with the Indian Beauty & Make Up Awards I am here to support them. Handpicked from a bevy of over a thousand nominees are artists curated by the Special Jury of Indian Beauty Awards 2015.”

 

Speaking on the occasion Harshali Zine said “Finding good hair and make-up artists is very crucial for our work as they help us understand our best look for various occasions and are updated with the latest Red Carpet Trends. I am sure the winners will be the ones who stole the spotlight with their craft this year.”

 

Purva Mantri who rocked the house with her performance said, “No one can deny the importance of the right make-up and hair artist in the media and entertainment industry. Make-Up artists are very hardworking and they need to be honored at right forums like these. Many a times we team up with our hair and make-up artists as best friends.

 

Apart from the award to the best in hair & make-up there were some special awards given to persons and companies for outstanding contributions to the industry like Classic Productions in the category of Events & Entertainment, Mr. Mzee Singh for outstanding contribution to Entertainment Promotion in India, Aakarshika Goyal for upcoming Television Face of the Year 2015.

Bhumi Pednekar Beats Competitors to Win Best Actress at Jagran Awards

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She is a break through success story, an uncommon cinema talent & a breath of fresh air in Bollywood! Bhumi Pednekar, the girl who turned weight to victory with ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, has proved her mettle once again when she won the best Actress award at the Jagran Awards.

A prestigious film festival & awards ceremony,  this win for Bhumi is all the more special as she is a newcomer who had a low profile but high impact debut with this runaway Yashraj success.

Looking her best & having shed oodles of weight, Bhumi added extra zing to the Jagran Awards evening. With a flying start like this, she is sure to go places as a Bollywood star!

Kunal Kemmu reacts on his highest viewed solo film trailer  

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Guddu ki Gun, that unveiled its naughty and bold trailer yesterday has been getting overwhelming response on social media. The trailer has received almost 6 lakh views on youtube and other websites in less than 24 hours of its release and has been trending on twitter. This is the the highest number that a solo Kunal Kemmu starrer has ever got.
When asked about the exciting response, Kunal says, “i am very happy and relieved actually, that people are laughing with us on the trailer because it is a very unusual subject and always ran the risk of having people react badly to it. The response from unknown people, friends and industry colleagues has been more than encouraging. The best part is that even women are finding it funny.”

Tata Sky launches ‘Actve Fitness’ – India’s 1st fitness based interactive service  

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Tata Sky, the pioneer of innovative services in the DTH industry, has joined hands with Brilliant Living TV (a Suniel Shetty & Adarsh Gupta initiative) to launch an interactive service – ‘Actve Fitness’ – a first of its kind fitness training service on a DTH platform in the country. Actve Fitness will enable subscribers to access a world of fitness experts that train the country’s film-stars, from the comfort of their homes.

Super Star Salman Khan launched Actve Fitness in presence of Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial Officer – Tata Sky, film star Suniel Shetty & Adarsh Gupta, Founder Director of Brilliant Living TV.

Celebrity fitness trainers ranging from Yasmin Karachiwala, Kaizzad Capadia to Abbas Ali, Grand Master Shifuji and many more, have shared workout, yoga sessions, self-defence and celebrity fitness tips that any individual can follow at home, without the need of any professional equipment. The interactive service also allows one to set a Weight Tracker and check the Calorie Counter for the kind of food they consume. Actve Fitness is a full screen service, accessible 24×7 at a nominal fee of Rs. 59/- month and available in Hindi & English at a click of a button.

“There is a growing desire to find solutions that help manage the challenges of a fast paced and demanding lifestyle. Staying fit and healthy is one of the top priorities. However not everyone has access to right exercising regimes or trainers across the country. It is this insight that triggered the Actve Fitness service, where we offer celebrity fitness experts who will help our subscribers to stay fit. A smarter and personalized way to take control of one’s health from the comfort of your homes”, says Pallavi Puri, Chief Commercial Officer, Tata Sky.

 “Brilliant Living TV is delighted to be associated with Tata Sky to bring Actve Fitness to Indian homes. Our focus has been on creating passion & excitement for fitness amongst all Indians by guiding them through fitness exercises such as work-out videos, yoga and meditation. Now for the first time these services will be available to viewers at home through a DTH platform.Adarsh Gupta, Founder Director of Brilliant Living TV said on this occasion.

Manav Gohil’s cuppa of fame

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Having playing the character of Yam in SAB TV’s Yam Hai Hum, Manav Gohil seems to have definitely got his lucky break, which he surely is going to be linked to forever. He was recently seen having a celebrity moment at the famous Starbucks coffee shop. This coffee shop known for its concept of writing the person’s name on the beverage cups, were seen serving Manav his cup with Yam written on it. Being recognised by their reel names and not their real names comes as a proud moment for these actors. And that’s not it sources say that whenever Manav visits the coffee shop he receives his order with Yam written on it every single time. This shows how an actor gets recognised for their reel names because of the love and affection they receive from their fans

 

When spoken to Manav Gohil he mentioned, “Yes, it’s true that whenever I visit Starbucks they always write Yam on my coffee cup before they serve it to me. Me getting appreciated and known for my character of Yamraj is a big achievement for me as this role is very close to my heart and I am glad everyone is loving my character as much as I am. ”

 

Yam Hain Hum being aired for almost a year now has given Manav a lot of love and appreciation for his character of Yam in such a short span of time. With an addition of Debina Bonnerjee as Dhumorna in the upcoming track as Yam’s wife, there is an extra added flavour to the show.

 

FARHAN AKHTAR AND SHRUTI HASSAN JOIN VIBER PUBLIC CHATS

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Fans will get a sneak peek into the fabulous lives of Farhan Akhtar and Shruti Hassan by following them on Viber Public Chats

Viber, the leading mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls, today announced that Farhan Akhtar and Shruti Hassan have recently joined Viber Public Chats.

Farhan Akhtar, a youth icon, is known for being one of the most versatile personalities of Bollywood. He has showcased his talent in various verticals, from acting to music to direction. Having directed and acted in some of the most critically acclaimed movies, he has developed a huge fan following not only in India but globally.

Shruti Hassan, born to veteran actors Kamal Hassan and Sarika Thakur, is a multi-talented celebrity. Not only has she won accolades for her singing talent but she has also been a part of Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema and has impressed audience and critics alike.

Both these actors are not only known for their talent but their individual style statement which they have represented on Indian as well as international platforms. Their presence on Viber Public Chat will offer their fans access to their exclusive new looks, trailer launches and their day to day updates.

Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite Bhajan Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram

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Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram – Instrumental | Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan

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On the occasion of 146th  birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Saregama India Ltd. collaborated with Padma Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons paying musical tribute to the Father of the nation. Presenting beautiful Instrumental rendition of Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite bhajan ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan on Sarod.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkwqVRGU-Mo

Shashank Arora (Titli) and Shivani Raghuvanshi on their roles

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Talking about the universal appeal of the film Dibakar said, “Any family from New Delhi to Kanpur, from Buenos Aeros to Berlin, from Nairobi to Jakarta is the same. I have personally witnessed the reactions of the audiences from the various parts of the world and I am sure that everybody will connect with the film.”

The newcomers, Shashank Arora (Titli) and Shivani Raghuvanshi (Titli’s wife Neelu) also shared their experiences. “I was about a boy from Delhi and I am from Delhi. After reading the script I realized I know nothing about the city” said Shashank. “I used to look at life as black and white. Just like Bollywood. it was only after doing the film I realized that everything falls in that grey area” added Shivani.

Talking about his dysfunctional relationship with his father Amit Sial who plays ‘Titli’s elder brother, Baawla, revealed, “My father was a shoe-businessman in Kanpur, and he resented the fact that his sons didn’t want to pursue the same profession.”

Titli, which has played 30 festivals, ——international markets, and won 8 awards the world over is a tale of a dysfunctional family and a young boy’s struggle to escape his oppressive family. The film is releasing in India on October 30th.

#fame launches the Mumbai edition #famestars Live

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~A ground meet up to evangelize the power of Live Video~

After the success of the Delhi edition of #famestarsLive, #fame- India’s No. 1 Live Video entertainment app launched its Mumbai edition.  The first meet-up held in Delhi spoke about how live videos are the next big platform in the digital medium. The Mumbai edition highlighted the growing power of LIVE video and how celebs & influencers are using LIVE video streaming to build their brands.

The interactive session had three panelists – Indian film and stage actress Radhika Apte, the internet star Gaurav Gera aka Chutki and the popular RJ from Fever 104, Ruchi along with 60 leading influencers across various verticals of the social media fraternity. The event was hosted by Ankit Vengurlekar, VP – Content, #fame.

While addressing the session, Saket Saurabh, CEO, #fame said, “We believe that live video is a huge inflection point for the digital space and as pioneers of this in India, we are committed to evangelising its power across stakeholders. #famestarsLive is a great platform for influencers to share their learnings and experiences.”

Highlighting the power of Live Video, panelist Radhika Apte said, “I remember while we were promoting ‘#Ahalya’ and it went viral on the social media. It was bizarre, my phone didn’t stop ringing. At that time I realised how powerful the digital medium is and how vast and expansive it could get. And today, there are so many ways to build your brand on the internet and interactivity in real time is the biggest advantage.”

Sharing his success mantra, Gaurav Gera who took the internet by a storm added, “I guess one should do what they like to do and what they believe in, like how I chose my forte, comedy. Hence, don’t try to ape someone and figure out who you are and go ahead with it.”

#famestar and RJ, Ruchi Gangrade said, “I believe there is a great amount of similarity between radio & #fame, they both are LIVE media platforms.  However, the only difference is that #fame facilitates real time response and interaction with the talent which serves as an add-on for the audience.”

With over one million downloads, over 21,000 unique Performers and more than 46,000+ live sessions of programming, #fame has emerged as India’s No.1 live video entertainment app.

Why Ranvir Shorey’s father hit him in his childhood?

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Ranvir Shorey who plays Vikram in the film added further, “We attach a certain kind of idealism when we talk about families in India. But the core emotions  in a family have mutated. Titli portrays and also raises questions about them.” “If we look at the films made by studios like YRF and Dharma Production, for decades they have shown the families which are idealistic and based on the values of  ‘it’s all about loving your family’. It is for the first time that another side of an Indian family, the patriarchal set up, is being depicted onscreen” he claimed.

Talking about what drew him to the film, Ranvir said, “Titli is one of the finest scripts I have read in the recent years and I have always been hungry for such films.” He added to an amused audience, “I have seen a certain amount of violence travelling from family to family and generation to generation. My brothers hit me because my father hit them. My father hit them because my grandfather used to beat him.” This dark, often unexpected humour is depicted well in the trailer.

Why the ‘Titli’ trailer was changed?

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Explaining the reasons for launching a new trailer, Dibakar Banerjee said, “The first Indian trailer was a version of the trailer that played at  the Cannes and other such festivals and markets worldwide where Titli garnered rave reviews and audiences. But when we showed the full film to Indian focus groups we were taken aback by their strong reaction. They didn’t feel that the trailer represented the film correctly, which was at its core a simple and accessible story of an average Indian family struggling with everyday life –  meant for every Indian.

Said Kanu Behl, the director, “We didn’t make Titli to become an international favourite and win eight international awards to begin with. It just happened. The film was for the audience that really understands the deep nuances of our story – the Indian audience. That’s why we decided to cut a new trailer for them.” 

“Going by the positive response we have received so far, I feel we did the right thing” Dibakar adds. The trailer, within an hour of being launched online, has started trending on twitter and has gotten upwards of 15000 views with great positive reactions. 

On being asked to elaborate on the tagline of the film, ‘Har family, family nahi hoti”, the debutant director, Kanu Behl said, “Families can be seen from various perspectives. There can be differences and discord in a family.  Especially, Indian families are a bit peculiar in nature and dysfunctional as well. They lack the ability to communicate and resolve differences. Titli talks about that aspect of a family.”