Nadeem Saifi: ‘We should bring back the Indian flavour in our music’

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nadeemLegendary composer Nadeem Saifi will be seen making his comeback to Bollywood with upcoming rom-com Ishq Forever and though the composer is glad about the comeback, he also seems quite disappointed with the way Bollywood music is getting influenced by the West. Continue reading

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets a standing ovation from the crew of Sarbjit which included 100 junior artists

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has always been known as the Beauty Queen of Bollywood and an extremely talented and versatile actress. She is known as the world’s most beautiful woman and there is no comparison to her international connect and her fan following, but with the role she is playing in her upcoming film ‘Sarbjit’ which is directed by the National Award Winning director Omung Kumar, we believe the actress in her will set a new benchmark for herself.

 

According to a source, Aishwarya got a standing ovation and a round of applause from everyone present on the set for her phenomenal performance that she delivered. It was a speech with heart wrenching dialogues, which she had to deliver in one go that is seemingly to get back to the protestors who were protesting against Sarbjit and his family. The talented diva did the same with so much perfection and immense real feelings that her performance left everyone with goosebumps and teary eyes. Everyone present on the premises took a moment to gather themselves and then stood up to clap in respect of the actress’s magnificent effort.

 

“With 25 years of experience, Aishwarya stands tall as one of the most efficient and professional artists.  And since she pulled off a 2mins performance oriented scene so gracefully in one take, with no cuts and retakes, it was more like a real moment than a scene being filmed.” says the producer of ‘Sarbjit’, Sandeep Singh.

 

Aishwarya has made us proud with every step she took and we are sure our queen will do the same in this film. We look forward to watch ‘Sarbjit’ which is now slated to release on the 19th of May 2016.

25 Years Completion of actor Manoj Joshi’s Famous Play “Chanayka”

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Chanakya, is a great, significant,  vibrant and dynamic personality in Ancient India. Originally he is a Guru of Economics and Political Science in ancient University of Takshasheela.

Producer Manoj Barot and charu joshi started Chanakya play 25 years ago which has become a huge success till date .Actor Manoj Joshi who has played the character of Chanayka who is always fascinated by the Chanakya,he wanted to do something in this regards.

Manoj Joshi is fortunate enough to be with Chanakya for last 25 years, 300 months and 950 shows throughout the world in Gujrathi and Hindi. Chanakya was staged in Indian Parliament too. 

so on this occasion of completion of 25 years of super success of the play many bollywood big names came in front like to congratulate  Rohit Shetty,Director Aneez Bazmee,Actor Jackie Shroff and many more

Bharti Singh makes her Big Bollywood Splash with Divya Khosla Kumar’s Sanam Re!

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Bharti Singh is now a household name and can be titled as the “Queen
of Comedy.” The versatile comedian can play virtually any role with
ease and has people rolling on the floor with laughter. While she has
established herself as a known face on television, Singh is all set to
make her debut on the Big Screen with Divya Khosla Kumar’s Sanam Re
releasing on week of love, February 12th, 2016. Her role has been kept
a top secret but a little birdie tells us that she is sure to receive
claps and whistles for her amazing dialogue delivery and comic timing.
Bharti who juggles a hectic TV schedule had a blast shooting for the
film and bonded really well with the cast and crew, she had everyone
in splits whilst even on the sets of the movie!

Amruta Fadnavis sings for Jai Gangaajal

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Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has started her career in Bollywood as a singer. She  has already sung for two songs, one is from Kunal Kohli’s Phir Se, and Prakash Jha’s soon-to-release cop drama, Jai Gangaajal. On this Prakash Jha says,”I heard the song she had sung for Kunal Kohli and liked her voice. It’s lovely, silky and very deep, I felt it was just what our devotional song, “Sab dhan maati”, required so I asked my composers, Salim-Sulaiman, to try her out. They liked her too and we recorded the track last month in two sessions over a couple of hours.”
The film has 12 songs and all of them play in the background. The song crooned by Amruta is part of a sequence which features Jha himself, he informs, “I play Priyanka’s junior, Deputy Superintendent of Police, BP Singh, and the song appears at a character transformation moment.”
When further asked what was the reaction of CM, he says, “I have no idea but Amruta was a pleasure to work with.  Very simple, no airs, enthusiastic. She quietly came, recorded the song and left. The music directors later wanted to re-dub certain portions and without any fuss she came back and did the needful.”

Jai Gangaajal, starring Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Jha, Manav Kaul is slated for 4th March, 2016 release.

Chicken Curry Law – Parody on the Indian Legal System.

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Up coming Hindi film Chicken curry law, is an sensational, thought provoking story of struggle for justice,  it truly depicts  the law fight of a foreigner,   against the  wealthy corrupt citizens, with the help of  common citizens  Story also throws  light on severe social problem of women safety too.   film is directed Shekhar Sirrinn and produced by Shankar Kn, under the banner of  “Seven Hills cine creations”.  Story writing and screenplay are also done by Shekhar Sirrinn.

The name of the film itself sounds funny, but it sarcastically speaks the bitter frustrating truth, that many times, Indian legal system  is misinterpreted by any type of criminals,  to prove themselves innocent, just like  chicken curry goes well  with any type of bread or rice.  Its really worth thinking.

A Russian dancer, Maya has come to India to groom up her career in the Indian entertainment industry. During her journey of success, once, she gets excessively drugged and raped  by two fraudulent men from minister families. Career dreamer, foreigner Maya, turns to a rape victim,  In spite of being foreigner, having no knowledge of Indian legal system, Maya decides to struggle for justice, but our influential system  denies justice to her and names  Maya as a “prostitute”.

Though Maya is a foreigner, , Rama Shinde, who is NGO runner and fighter for the social cause of women victims, decides to help Maya, in her continuing chase for justice,. Rama Shinde  convinces and hires lawyer Sitapatishukla. He is a pav bhaji seller by profession and past as a lawyer. The main attraction of the film is  Sitapati’s fight for Maya’s justice against the politically strong and rich criminal. His genuine frustration and agony on the legal system, will surely awaken  public expressions. Meanwhile, as usual Interference of media, politicians, in judiciary system, is also involved in their justice battle .   

However, what is a end result of this vigorous  fight for justice ? do they really become successful ?  Viewers will get all answers, only after watching the film.

The subject of the film is realistic and very much closer to an individual’s everyday life, which will surely attract  a mixed educated audience across all age groups.

Various characters in the film are played by  film industry Famous actors like AshutoshRana, Makarand Deshpande, ZakirHussain , Jaywant wadkar, Natalia Janoszek, Manoj joshi, , Suresh Menon, Ganesh pie etc…

Five songs in the film  are voiced  by renowned film music  singers like Kailash Kher,shalmali kholgade, Shaan, Jagpreet, Shekhar Sirrinn.  Lyrics of these songs are written by Shekhar Sirrinn, Manthan Veerpal, Shabbir Ahmed , where as all these songs  are composed by Shekhar Sirrinn.

Yami Gautam masters the art of Horse Riding for Sanam Re! 

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Yami Gautam is known to be a perfectionist. So it did not come as a surprise when the pretty actor who has a love for animals decided to master the art of Horse Riding for her upcoming flick Sanam Re. For the song “Gazab Ka Hain Din” Yami and Pulkit are seen riding horses in the mountains of Canada with effortless ease. However, what one does not know is the amount of effort it took to learn a tough skill like Horse Riding over a few days! Yami would wake up as early as 5 am before shooting and and train with the horses, eventually she fell in love with the gentle animals and was even riding on horses as a break between shoots. She would request the trainers to take her for long distance rides, gin beyond what was required for the shots. Yami has been an animal lover since she was a little girl and the chance of bonding with horses while at work was a dream come true for her! 

Sunny Leone’s most candid interview

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Sunny Leone has said “sorry” to Sunny Deol for the jokes on the two which are doing the rounds, and has even taken responsibility for them. “Mr. Sunny Deol, I just wanna say that I am so sorry, mujhe maaf kar do, kyunke itne horrible, weird jokes ho gaye aapke aur mere uparmeri wajah se. So I am sorry.” (Please forgive me, because of the many horrible, weird jokes on you and about me – all because of me). She sent out this message while speaking about her upcoming adult comedy film Mastizaadeon hotstar’s Malishka-anchored show M Bole Toh.

It was like a reveal-all conversation which saw Sunny reminisce about her childhood, divulging never-before details about her personal life, past and present, including the story of how she was wooed by husband Daniel, her advice for sex addicts, her idea of an ideal man, whether she thinks Indians have double standards on sex, what it takes for a woman to wear a bikini regardless of size, and more.

“I wasn’t popular; In fact there is a picture of mine floating around on the internet, which has me in aunibrow and hair all over the place! I didn’t really discover myself until I turned 19. I used to play with GI Joes and not Barbies!  I never thought of myself as hot or sexy.”

Sunny comes through with disarming honesty and poise, even as her fun-loving, girl-next-door personality shines through the interaction on M Bole Toh. She can also be seen indulging in some fun-filled activities and games on M Bole Toh, which is now live on hotstar.com

Since Sunny plays a teacher to a sex addict group in Mastizaade, she shares her definition of a sex addict and also sums it up with a bit of advice: “I think if it takes over your mind and your ability to have a normal life, then the person is a sex addict and should seek help.”

What kind of a guy would be Sunny’s ideal man? She says, “For me it has to be the whole package. It’s not just about being funny. They should have a sense of humour, they should take care of their bodies, groom themselves, and have their own sense of style. There is nothing nicer than a guy who knows his sense of style, knows what he wants, and not a guy who needs his girlfriend to say wear this T shirt and these jeans, here’re your shoes, your socks, your sneakers, out you go!”

She speaks about her marriage with Daniel, how he wooed her, and about their wedding at a Gurudwara. “Daniel is hot, sweet, funny and makes me laugh all day. We’ve been together for eight years now, and have been married for five. We got married in a Gurudwara and had a very traditional Punjabi wedding. He still turns red when I talk about him.

“Daniel is more the romantic one than I am. He definitely worked to get my attention – wherever I’d go… to a restaurant or anywhere else… he would send a dozen roses or a box of chocolates, and then when I used to go home, I’d find flowers on the steps. He was a borderline stalker! It had never happened with me before that a guy tried so much or made so many efforts to impress me. He would write me beautiful letters and stuff. At the end of the day, a girl wants a prince who treats her like a princess.”

Clearly still in love, Sunny also talks about the tradition of Karva Chauth: “I don’t keep (the) Karva Chauth (fast) for Daniel as we are more spiritual than religious.”

On being asked if Indians have double standards towards sex, Sunny says gracefully, “I think that people are a lot more accepting, a lot more open minded than we give them credit for; I am a walking proof of that. If people had double standards and were this way, I wouldn’t have been here.”

Sunny, on being asked for tips to maintain a bikini body, says: “I normally eat healthy khana, and work out a lot. But I think for a woman to be in a bikini, whatever the size,  it takes guts and a little bit of courage and confidence,” she said on a segment of the popular show.

 

Sunny also urges women to embrace their bodies and let go of their inhibitions. “Just love your body; who cares what size you are?! The whole world knows I have curves, so one just has to embrace it. I have been to places where I see short women, tall women, skinny women, in their bikinis. They are happy, they are proud, strutting their stuff, having a good time. I think you just have to let go.”

TV stars at the award function of Apex Pvt. Ltd!!

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Apex Pvt. Ltd recently had their annual award function with TV stars. They launched two mega trophies for the next year achievement.  Since 2000, Apex is India’s only risk management company & most innovative company in the true sense, providing services to the medical fraternity of India. From single office to 20 offices & having its services across 26 states!
This award function happened in the presence of  Mr.Raj Kumar ( GM of North India) , Vijay Arora (CEO Apex Group), Rohit Mishra (GM of W/S India) Jay Pandey (GM east India) and Sanjay Mishra .
TV star Vije Bhatia and Balraj Sayal added glimpses to the function. Amazing Apex always comes up with amazing solutions to the problems there.Today, we noted that credibility and awarded the sales employees with great passion and immense appreciation an organization of 400 members binded together with loyalty, values and celebration.

All about Star Plus new show TAMANA

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Tamanna features Anuja Sathe as the protagonist Dharaa Solanki – her passion for cricket and her journey through the different phases of her life. Staying true to STAR Plus philosophy ‘Rishta Wohi, Soch Nayi’, the show challenges the existing stereotype that a woman’s dreams come with an expiry date as it showcases how Dharaa endeavors to fulfill all the relationships in her life, as well as to retain her drive to pursue her unconventional dream.

In a nation where cricket is worshipped almost like a religion, Tamanna will present a unique take, which will encompass relationships at home and work with cricket as a powerful backdrop.

An original finite series, Tamanna is an inspirational story of Dharaa Solanki essayed by Anuja Sathe, a well-known face in the Marathi Entertainment Industry, who takes the leap to mainstream Hindi television with ‘Tamanna’. She said, “Tamanna is the story of a simple girl Dharaa, who has an unconventional dream of becoming a cricketer. Everyone faces challenges at various junctures in their life but nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself and most importantly, your dreams. Despite the various hardships that Dharaa faces, she doesn’t give up on her dreams. Young girls and women will definitely relate to Dharaa’s story. For me, to take up this show was a big challenge. The approach with regards to the dialogues, the writing and the characters is very different and that’s what the best thing about Tamanna is. There is something new in everything we do.”

“Tamanna is a special dedication to women across the nation who nurture unique aspirations. Not everyone dares to dream and even those who do, do not always get an opportunity to fulfil them. Women especially, are often refrained from realizing their dreams because of many reasons like marriage, society and sometimes just the sheer expectation to live up to the many roles she essays – a daughter, a wife, a mother, a daughter-in-law etc. Tamanna is an inspirational story that we hope will encourage women to look back on their dreams and maybe give them another chance. Said Waseem Sabir, director

Sons of veteran actor Ramesh Deo, Abhinay and Ajinkya the duo have successfully established themselves in the Hindi film industry with movies like Delhi Belly, Game and their upcoming 2016 release, Force 2. Tamanna also marks acclaimed Bollywood Director Abhinay Deo’s original finite fiction television show as the series director.

The story is set in the aesthetically rich cities of Jamnagar, Meerut and Mumbai with a stellar cast that includes veteran actors including Ketki Dave, Kiran Karmarkar, Harsh Chhaya, RajLaxmi and Vishal Gandhi as part of the series. Saumya Joshi is the writer who has pieced the show together and Waseem Sabir has been roped in as the Director.

 

Tamanna to air from 1st Feb, Monday to Saturday at 10 pm on Star Plus

TAMANNA – ‘DOES A WOMAN’S DREAM HAVE AN EXPIRY DATE?’

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Every woman has a dream, but does she see them coming true?” said Abhinay Deo. It was this thought which inspired the talented director to conceptualize the story of STAR Plus’s upcoming show Tamanna: a story about a woman and her dreams.’ Tamanna brings alive the journey of Dharaa – set on a path to fulfill her dreams and her struggle to conquer all the hardships that come her way. Designed as a finite series, the show is being produced by Ajinkya Deo. The renowned producer-director duo, together, are all set to narrate this unconventional story about a common girl from 1st February, 2016 onwards every Monday to Saturday at 10 PM on STAR Plus.

Sudeep Sahir Name change for the entire family!

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TV actor Sudeep Sahir who is playing the role of Raghu in Dream Girl has changed his name  and his family members names.

Sudeep have lot of interest in astrology.The actor says,”I find astrology very interesting.Infact,I have done a lot of reading on astrology.I have read Kundali of family and friends just for practice.Numerology is an extension of astrology so I wanted to give it a try.Change is something I am always open to.I didn’t want to change my name so I changed my spelling in December 2014..My new spelling is ‘Ssudeep Sahir’.Numerology is for the betterment so I thought to change it for my wife Anantica Sahir earlier it was ‘Anantika’.”
On being asked why he changed the surname of his son he says,”I believe that if we are doing something then we should do it with full faith.So when numerologist Sanjay B Jumaani suggested that I should change the spelling of my surname for my son Arwaan I immediately changed my surname.So now his full name is ‘Arwaan Saher and ours remains the same ‘Sahir’.”
When he was asked that changing his name made a difference to his career or luck the actors says,”One has to give everything some time to show its results but one thing is for sure that there is a lot of positive energy.All my family members and friends are mostly supportive about it but just for a fun they call me Ssudeep (like Shahrukh Khan’sKkkkiran).”

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The Ahmedabad Express Team Launch Party

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BCL’s Ahmedabad Express Team had their launch party yesterday with team owners Nandish Singh Sandhu and Mrunal Jain playing the perfect hosts at Esco Bar in Bandra.  Vikas Bhalla set a musical mood to the party by crooning to some romantic numbers on stage.  Team members in attendance included Aishwarya Sakhuja, Rohit Nag, Tina Dutta, Mohammad Nazim, Aasiya Kazi, Jasveer Kaur, Toral Rasputra, Aakanksha Singh, Prerna Wanvari, etc.  On the other hand the team also had a lot of supporters including the likes of the current Ms.India’s and ex Ms.India Ankita Shorey, Dabangg director Abhinav Kashyap, Prabhu Deva, Terrence Lewis, JD Majithia, Eijaz Khan, Sana Khan, Chang, Munisha Khatwani, Kushal Punjabi, Urvashi Dholakia, Anju Mahendru, etc.  Girlish Kumar along with the cast of Loveshhuda was also seen at the launch party promoting his upcoming film as well as singing a song to his upcoming movie. The cake cutting happened post the launch where the team members were seen excitedly celebrating the beginning of the second season of this cricket competition in which they are hoping to bring the trophy home!

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Launch of Krishndasi

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Producer Vipul Shah from Optimystix Entertainment said,The production value builds on the grandeur of the tradition while showcasing Aradhya’s dilemmas about her roots and pedigree. Kutty Padmini and Vaishnavae Media Works Ltd. have tremendous experience when dealing with the Devadasi concept; with help of dynamic creative team at Optimystix we have touch upon a fresh perspective to this property. With this show, we are extending our partnership with COLORS and look forward to combining our energies to make this show a national success.”

 

Speaking about the concept of the show, creative producer Kutty Padmini from Vaishnavae Media Works Ltd said, “Krishndasi explores an age-old practice; a concept that has been lost in the pages of history but continues to exist in the bylanes. We have made an effort of maintaining a contemporary backdrop to build present-day relevance engaging viewers across the country. After tasting success with the Tamil version of the show, we are excited to recreate the drama for the Hindi viewing audience and replicate the success once again with Krishndasi. ”

 

Along with the aforementioned cast, Krishndasi will bring together popular television faces like Uday Tikekar as Pradyuman (Aryan’s grandfather), Jiten Lalwani as Shashwat (Aryan’s Father), Shweta Mahadik as Pavitra (Aryan’s Mother), and Tasha Kapoor as Gayatri (Aryan’s sister) among others.

 

Marathi Film Review – 702 Dixit’s Rating 4.5 Most gripping Marathi film!

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Salute and a standing ovation to Director Shankh Rajyadhyaksha for coming with an ultimate, edge-of-the-seat thriller with 702 Dixit’s!

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“AT THE MERCY OF INNOCENT PRINTING MACHINES” – Kalki Koechlin

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~A new video from Culture Machine’s UnBlushed series features the actress reciting a scathing monologue she penned down on society and media~

Kalki Koechlin, one of the most unapologetic and experimentative stars in India, is the third to be featured in Culture Machine’s Unblushed series for the women’s lifestyle channel ‘Blush’. The 5 minute long video “Printing Machine”, a poem penned by Kalki, which released today features the actress in one of her edgiest avatars yet as she takes on media, society and their approach towards women and crimes against them. Directed by Akanksha Seda, the video is one of the most stirring invectives of a culture that may be going morally numb, one newspaper edition a time.

Talking about chilling events in the recent past such as the increase in acid attacks, gang rapes, foreigners being raped in the country, the on-going flood of objectifying imagery in glossy magazines; Kalki takes on the appalling reportage of news events, to reveal their hollowness and robotic production. Not only is The Printing Machine a satire against news gatherers, daily broadsheets, magazines and social media but also the generation that consumes these reports with a vulgar hunger for juicy headlines.

Speaking about Printing Machine, Kalki Koechlin said, “Printing Machine was inspired by one of the key influencers in our lives – news houses and the media. We are flooded by an onslaught of objectifying and horrific news reports and imagery that have desensitised us a culture. It is only when we look at these reports in totality do we realise what our Indian heritage and culture have come to, and how we have come to be at the mercy of printing machines. Culture Machine and the UnBlushed team did an amazing job of creating a visual rendition of Printing Machine that best expresses the violence and brutality of our culture. They have helped take the story forward with this video that would have otherwise just been on paper.”

Nimrat Kaur and Sayani Gupta have been featured in the previous episodes of Unblushed, a series that features female celebrities who are unapologetic, bold and beautiful.

‘DESI KATTEY’ DIRECTOR ANAND KUMAR TO CAST MANDANA KARIMI FOR HIS NEXT!

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The Iranian model turned actress Mandana Karimi is riding high on the success these days with her antics on the most popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss’. The model recently was seen in the film ‘Bhaag Johnny’ besides ‘Roy’ and ‘Main or Charles’. The hottie after doing few cameos is coming up as a leading lady in the Ekta kapoor’s porn com ‘Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3’ which stars Tushar Kapoor and Aftab Shivdasani.

Impressed with her looks and talent, The ‘Desi Kattey’ director Anand Kumar wants to cast her in his upcoming film ‘Viral’ which will be produced under the banner of Endemol India, the biggest reality television producer.

We have collaborated with Endemol India. Mandana is so pretty and talented. Being an Iranian, she speaks amazing Hindi. She will be perfect for my film. We have not spoken to her yet but we are waiting on her to come out of Bigg Boss” said Anand Kumar.

Sex these days has become easy but it’s really hard to find love. The strong sexual desire is more valuable than affection and such is the concept of my film” He added.

Based on true incidences Viral will showcase the bitter reality of the social media world.

Well, Mandana might give tough competition to the newcomers!

Airlift Trailer receives a huge round of Applause

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The trailer of Airlift released yesterday and the trailer has  received a huge round of applause.. The teaser which was released a couple of weeks ago the market study shows that Airlift’s first day collection will be higher then akshay’s last few releases…
The trailer has the right doses of Heroism and Patriotism.
The film is directed by Raja Menon and also stars Nimrat Kaur.
 Airlift is based on a true story of the biggest ever human evacuation in the world that holds a Guinness World Record. On August 2, 1990 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, 1,70,000 Indians were rendered homeless and bankrupt. There was however, one hero, Ranjit Katyal (Akshay), who risked his own life and that of his family to help evacuate his fellow Indians.
when asked akshay what does he feel with the response of the trailer he says :“It’s great to see Indians loving films like Baby and Gabbar Is Back, which make us proud of ourselves. In the trailer, when the Indian tricolour goes up, it’s not just the audience who gets goose bumps. Even I had the same reaction when I heard the script. It’s a heroic and patriotic story, based on true events, which could not have come at a better time than this Republic Day weekend.“
‘ Airlift, produced by T-Series, Hari Om Productions, Emmay Entertainment and Abundantia Entertainment, releases on January 22.

Ishq Forever’ Actors Krishna Chaturvedi And Jaaved Jaaferi Felicitate BSE Marathon Winners

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Actor Krishna Chaturvedi, who will be seen making his Bollywood debut with ‘Ishq Forever’, was invited alongwith his co-star Jaaved Jaaferi and producer Shabeer Boxwala, to felicitate the winners of the BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) Marathon, which took place on Sunday in South Mumbai.
 The marathon was conducted by the BSE from the Stock Exchange to the Radio Club in Colaba and the winners of the marathon were felicitated and congratulated by Krishna and Jaaved. Reportedly, both Krishna and Jaaved are quite enthusiastic about fitness and seemed quite enthusiastic about being a part of the event.
‘Ishq Forever’, which also stars Ruhi Singh, Lisa Ray and others, has been directed by Sameer Sippy and produced by Ajay Shah, Harry Gandhi and Shabeer Boxwala under their banner FridayCine Entertainment. The film is slated to release on February 19.

COLORS’ Mission Sapne returns to make a difference that counts

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~ Entertainment A-Listers showcase passion and commitment like never before to raise funds in support of the common man ~

 

~ Produced by Sobo Films, Mission Sapne will touch lives starting 17th January 2016, every Sunday at 11:00 AM ~

 

Mumbai, 12th January, 2016: It’s rightly said that ‘Where there is a will; there is always a way’. And with the second edition of Mission Sapne on COLORS, this ‘way’ is becoming more pronounced for 10 commoners who are faced with adversities in their personal lives. In its second edition, Mission Sapne provides dramatic entertainment with a strong social message as entertainers from different industries willingly live the common man’s professional life for a day. Setting stage to make a difference that counts, Mission Sapne Season 2, is all-set to charge forward with enhanced passion, zeal and commitment from celebrities, starting 17th January 2016, everySunday at 11:00 AM on COLORS.

 

Produced by Sobo Films, Mission Sapne Season 2 will feature 10 celebrated entertainers who will showcase their talent as they work their magic to learn the professional ongoings and tricks of the trade to raise funds in support of a deserving commoner. The carefully chosen people’s prayers will get answered as the celebrities pull out all stops with their talent, wit and star persona to ensure that business does well; delivering a very personalized happily ever after. Along with some strenuous hard work, celebrities will further raise the entertainment quotient through impromptu activities like gully cricket, song and dance-led requests, special tips, reciting blockbuster dialogues, comedy and mimicry, selfies, on-the-spot competitions, dares and challenges, that eager fans might bring their way in the hopes of earning more money for their cause.

 

Speaking about the show, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, said, “Following a stupendous response to Season 1 of Mission Sapne, it is time to charge ahead with an all-new set of celebrities who have displayed extraordinary passion and commitment towards bettering lives that deserve a helping hand. Their willingness to become a fish out of water to aid humanity sends out a strong social message; entirely in sync with COLORS’ mantra of providing dramatic entertainment avenues to viewers. We would like to express our gratitude to the entertainment industry for extending their pro-bono support, standing up for humanity, and elevating the show’s impact on deserving lives manifold. With Mission Sapne Season 2, and Chhoti Anandi, launching on 17th January, we are looking forward to setting up a robustSunday morning audience with content that speaks volumes through its diversity and impact.”

 

Commenting on the second edition of the show, Smruti Shinde, Director – Sobo Films said, “Changing the life of the common man by giving them a helping hand to realise their dreams is the USP of Mission Sapne. While we achieved that to a great extent in Season 1, with Mission Sapne Season 2 we are looking forward to magnifying the effect of positivity and hope in making a difference in the lives of those in need. ‘Mission….abhi jaari hai!’”

 

The first episode of the season will feature versatile actor Vidya Balan as she steps into the shoes of Manju, Jaipur’s only female porter. Donning the hat of a coolie and moving travellers’ luggage across Jaipur’s Sindhi Camp Bus Stand, Vidya will leverage her star power to raise funds for, single mother and breadwinner, Manju’s benefit. Be it taking tips from Manju on how to effectively carry heavy luggage from one point to another, or inviting Jaipur locals to support her cause, Vidya tries her hand at it all. In fact, the actor will even be seen climbing atop a bus and mingling with the male coolies at the bus stand to ensure that she is able to maximize her one-day time limit and turn messiah for Manju. Commenting on her experience, Vidya said, “I was extremely touched when an old woman who sells combs at the bus station came up to me and appreciated my efforts. She said that she left her customers unattended because she wanted to click a picture with me. She gave me 10 rupees and tons of blessings and it simply made my day. I salute Manju for her determination and will power with which she does her job so brilliantly.”

 

Mission Sapne Season 2 will see actor Sonali Bendre return as the host for the second season in a row as she narrates the awe-inspiring success stories of the one-day professional endeavours of celebrities and the person they will be supporting. The title track of the show has been adapted by versatile singer Sonu Nigam whose unique rendition promises to tug at the heartstrings of audiences.

 

For Mission Sapne Season 2, COLORS has roped in Idea Cellular as the Associate Sponsor. The show will also be promoted across mediums through an integrated marketing approach and digital initiatives.

 

Watch your favourite celebrities make a difference that counts to deliver happy endings…

On Mission Sapne, starting 17th January 2016, every Sunday at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM on COLORS!

Maria Goretti Set to Dazzle the Small Screen Once again with her New Show ‘I Love Cooking’

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The food and glamour quotient on Indian television will touch a new high this year. Living Foodz, the leading foodtainment channel will launch yet another innovative show ‘I Love Cooking’, hosted by actor, former VJ and food blogger Maria Goretti. The show, which will launch on January 14, marks Maria’s second innings on television as a home chef.

“They say that the atmosphere of a home depends on the mood of the cook on the day. I’ve come back to television after 14 years and I am ecstatic that it is in my own skin and comfort zone – as a passionate, home style chef.” says an excited Maria.

The team behind ‘I Love Cooking’ has gone the extra mile to ensure that the look and feel of the show is an extension of Maria’s personality and cooking space. The kitchen décor is similar to that of her own home featuring an indoor as well as an outdoor organic garden and kitchen with Maria’s own kitchen equipment. Viewers will also get to see a fusion of Maria’s quirkiness and her love for cooking: experimental cooking with her favourite ingredients, stress busting cooking at her favourite time in the night at the leisurely pace she usually prefers.

“We at Living Foodz wanted to create a show that resonates with the modern, urban connected population who love whipping up a tasty meal or snack which can not only help to satisfy their hunger but also sometimes be their comfort food when they feel down and out. ‘I Love Cooking’ is a first-of-its-kind show that caters specifically to this audience.” said Amit Nair, Business Head of Living Foodz.

The recipes on the show are Maria’s personal favourites such as cheesy rice bites, apple chutney with pitorh which are loved by her family, especially her children. She adds a modern twist to traditional recipes creating exciting combinations such as Makke ke pancakes with Sarson ka Saag gravy. In addition to demonstration of interesting food, the show will also have a DIY section that incorporates kitchen and home waste and knick knacks. Maria extends an invitation to everyone to tune in to Living Foodz on Thursday and Friday starting January 14th at 9:00pm to join her and experience the joy and warmth of cooking in her own special way.

Actor Tanuj Virwani’s “One Night Stand”

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Hooking up with someone for one night of sex with no strings attached and hoping to never see them again its known as One-night stands, although a western phenomenon, have gained popularity among the youth of the nation in the recent past. A one-night stand in the context of a relationship refers to a sexual interaction that only lasts one evening. Many of Bollywood actors and actresses who’ve publicly confessed to their one-night stands Recently Actors Tanuj Virwani will be seen making his “One Night Stand” very soon. And yes it will be with none other than hot bombshell of west the leggy les Sunny Leone. So people we are taking about Tanuj Virwani upcoming movie “One Night Stand” opposite Sunny Leone. Recently Sexy, bold and beautiful Sunny Leone was seen making her daring remarks about “One Night Stand”, Bollywood favourite openly confessed that she had a one night stand when she was single.

One-night stands may appear to be regular for Bollywood celebrities nowadays, be that as it may, its elusive an actor admitting it openly. Tanuj Virwani said, ” “I don’t understand what the big fuss is all about really. If it’s consensual and makes both people happy, why not. most of us have had our share of one night stands , yet we pretend like it’s some taboo topic. grow up guys! “

Farhan Akhtar – “Salman was like an older brother to me. He taught me how to cycle and skateboard!”  

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Farhan also says, “Hrithik, Uday, Adi, Abhishek, Goldie and I have spent a lot of time together; there used to be lots of birthday parties. I remember there used to be a lot of dance competitions back then, which were a lot of fun. Can you guess who would win these? Adi (Aditya Chopra) used to win all dance competitions! Adi was the dancing champion. He was the guy to beat. Can you imagine that?!”

“I came into the industry as Mr. Bachchan’s work inspired me. Between shots and during free time, I used to always go up to Mr. Bachchan and talk about his films that influenced me. So we spoke a lot about Deewar, Sholay, Shakti. Wanted to know from his point of view what that whole experience was like, how he approached certain scenes. He shared everything with me. It was a wonderful experience to spend time with him.” 

Urvashi looks hot in her bikini despite shooting in freezing Alberta, Canada

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Divya Khosla Kumar’s next directorial venture Sanam Re releases on the week of love, Valentines Week. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the movie boasts of soulful love songs that have already taken the music world by storm. The next one in the pipeline Hua Hain Aaj Pehli Baar has been shot in mountainous region of Alberta, Canada and is sure to be that song of the film that will rise temperature. The love song has been choreographed as well as directed by the multi faceted  Divya Khosla Kumar. Featuring Pulkit Samrat and Urvashi Rautela, the steamy scenes of the song highlights the palpable chemistry visible onscreen. Whilst Urvashi was clad in a hot pink Bikini in the freezing cold Alberta, Pulkit is flaunting his muscular biceps in a sleeveless avatar. This has definitely increased the hotness onset in the Canadian mountains! Speaking on the same, Divya quoted that, “All the songs in Sanam Re have been directed as well as choreographed by me. Shooting multiple song sequences and ensuring that each one stands out in a unique way was surely a challenge but am very happy with the way Hua Hain Aaj Pehli Baar has shaped up. Love can’t get any better when its in the mountains and this will be visible to the audience as well. Even though it was freezing cold and they were sporting bikinis and sleeveless clothes, both Pulkit and Urvashi have done a tremendous jobs. Their hard work ensured that this is one of the steamiest and hottest songs in Sanam Re for sure!”

When Shah Rukh Khan’s Son A bRam Met His Favourite Superhero Chhota Bheem

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A few months ago, Shah Rukh Khan revealed that his youngest son AbRam is a Chhota Bheem fan and the star kid was overjoyed beyond words, when the fictional superhero recently visited him at his residence.
When the creator of Chhota Bheem, Rajiv Chilaka came to know about AbRam’s love for his star character, he decided to send him to meet the latter. AbRam’s dream came true when a life-sized Chhota Bheem mascot greeted him at Mannat a few days ago.
 “In 2014, when we met Kajol she really appreciated our content because it is clean and parents find it comfortable when their kids are watching ‘Chhota Bheem’. Shah Rukh also said his child loves ‘Chhota Bheem’. I felt really humbled that our hard work has paid off,” Chilaka said in a statement.
Chhota Bheem’s next film ‘Chhota Bheem – Himalayan Adventure will release on January 8 and we are sure that AbRam won’t miss his favourite superhero’s epic adventure in Manali.
Produced by Rajiv Chilaka and Samir Jain under their banner Green Gold Pictures, the film has been directed by Rajiv Chilaka and Rusauro B. Adorable and Teja Pratap has written the film’s story and screenplay. John Stewart Eduri has composed the music and Kushal Gummadidala has edited the animated adventure comedy.

Actress Urvashi Rautela clear her stand on Miss Universe Pageant

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To all those who think that beauty pageant is all smile and good looks and everything merry it’s not about that. Pageant has to face many complication and one of it is rigging accusations which now a days have become very common. In the year 2015 Miss Universe pageant has already been embroiled in controversy. Beginning year’s Trump controversy is far from the first scandal faced by the pageant and later its winners. Beauties of 80 countries were representing the 64th edition of the pageant. And Urvashi Rautela, was there to represent India. Urvashi Rautela is the youngest Indian girl to win the maximum beauty titles and being dragged into controversy Missosology is an online beauty pageant magazine that covers Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth. Recently some media address by saying that Urvashi claimed Miss Universe Pageant competition was biased and being in a diplomatic pressure on the judges as they announce Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as the winner as the next venue of the contest is the Philippines.

When World News Network contacted Urvashi Rautela she said, ” I don’t regret losing the title, and I want to wake of recent developments and the instance of being misquoted , I am issuing this official statement to Missosology that I have been misquoted and misunderstood about the Miss Universe 2015. I’ve made some great friends and a had a fabulous journey here in Las Vegas. I go back home to my country tomorrow and I’m taking back with me some lovely memories from this experience. If my statements or sentiments have caused concerns to anyone directly/indirectly, the inconvenience is regretted. I look forward to the continued support from Missosology.”

Bringing in the new year with promotions for Sanam Re, Divya Khosla Kumar and her cast are all smiles! 

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Divya Khosla Kumar’s Sanam Re is all set for a Valentine’s release on February 12, 2016. The stunning director has commenced the promotion spree with her cast comprising of lead actors Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam and Urvashi Rautela. Attached are images of their radio promotions which took place today, January 6th, 2016. What an ideal way for Divya and her cast to begin the new year, here’s wishing them all the luck for the musical love story, Sanam Re!

AVANI MODI ATTENDS ‘BOKWA’ AT SHIRISH THAKKAR’S SDWM, JUHU

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Actress Avani Modi of Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Calendar Girls’ fame recently attended a brand new fitness regime known as ‘Bokwa’ at dance and fitness expert Shirish Thakkar’s SDWM studio located in Juhu, Mumbai.

Abiding by her new year resolution of staying fit and healthy, Avani chose to liven up her workout routine as she matched steps with SDWM trainers and experienced an absolute blast with 30 minutes of calorie-burning, heart racing, muscle pumping, body energizing, awe-inspiring Bokwa – the nouveau fitness trend. Says Avani, “Fitness regimes are essential for everyone. I love to experiment with diverse work-out styles. Bokwa is a high intensity work-out which makes you sweat and burns calories as it’s a combination of boxing and tribal African dance form. I’m glad to have met Shirish Thakkar to guide me through this new form of exercise who helps all fitness enthusiasts create power-packed magic on the floor. The trainers at SDWM have the tools and skills to support you in your quest for any desired result.”

Shirish Thakkar, owner of SDWM states, “SDWM offers a plethora of innovative and exclusive work-out options like Bokwa, Zumba, Belly Zumba, Bollywood Dance, Power Moves and more. We are elated to have Bollywood star Avani Modi to endorse and attend the ‘Bokwa’ class today. Bokwa is a new and completely different approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe. The participants draw letters and numbers with their feet while performing an energizing and addictive cardio work-out routine to today’s most popular music.”
SDWM is located at Plot No.65, Sukh Shanti Bldg., JVPD Lane No.8, Juhu, Mumbai.

Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj launch Konkana’s directorial debut ‘A Death in the Gunj’

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It was an evening to remember as Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar saab launched Abhishek Chaubey and Honey Trehan’s new production house ‘MacGuffin Pictures’ at an event held on Tuesday.

The media and the industry came forward in full force to support the launch of the duo’s new production house and their first production ‘A Death In The Gunj’ that marks the directorial debut of Konkona Sen Sharma.

The film also sees the revival of IDrream Production as IDrream Motion Pictures with their new venture Studioz IDrream.

The event was attended by Rahul Dholakia, Vipul A Shah, Satish Kaushik, Meghna Gulzar as well as the entire star cast of the film including Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Gulshan Devaiah, Tillotama Shome, Vikrant Massey, Jim Sarbh and Tanuja.

The film will go on floors on 25th January, 2016.

First look of Bollywood film – Chauranga (Four Colours)

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Set in the dark hinterland of India where tradition and modernity collide precariously, Chauranga is inspired by a real incident. Fourteen-year-old Santu wants to go to school like his older brother Bajarangi. Their mother works as a maid at the mansion of the upper-caste village headman with whom she is having a dangerous, secret liaison.

Chauranga (9) Chauranga (10) IMG_8494 3When Bajarangi comes home from boarding school on holiday, he exposes Santu to the dreams of city life. But Santu’s destiny was pre-written in a village that’s steeped deep in caste-hierarchy and debauchery. Unaware of the consequences, he is nurturing defiance and courting a few dangerous infatuations that can topple the equations of caste in the village. How far will his defiance take him? What will be the price of his escape?

 

Characters:

Santu (Soham Maitra): A fourteen year old rebel, whose dream is to go to school like his elder brother. His favourite pastime to count the bogies of the train that goes to the city where he wants to escape and his love – his master’s daughter who rides a bright red scooter to school every morning!

Dhaval (Sanjay Suri): A man who is threatened by the imminent change – his ancestral mansion has lost its glory with the abolition of Zamindari system. A man literally cut into two – who loves a lower-caste woman but can’t bear the thought of his own daughter falling for a “low-born”.

Dhaniya (Tannishtha Chatterjee): The careless village woman, who would go to any extend to secure a future for her children. An immensely independent woman but being a single mother in a caste-ridden village also makes her the most vulnerable one.

Nidhi (Arpita Chatterjee): The beautiful wife of the most powerful man in the village. Though on the surface, she appears to be the most dutiful wife but deep within she craves for her own space. A silent rebel who will surprise everybody one day.

Pandit (Dhritiman Chatterjee): The blind village priest who has lived his life of celibacy but now craves for some intimacy.

Bajarangi (Riddhi Sen): Santu’s elder brother who goes to a town school and has seen many Bollywood films about love.

Mona (Ena Saha): The daughter of Dhaval; Santu’s love interest.

Raghu (Anshuman Jha): Dhaval’s right hand man who aspires to be like him one day. One who doesn’t speak much but his mind is full of voices.

Shambu (Delzad Hiwale): Raghu’s right hand man. A kid, who is full of life but is also capable of killing for the sheer fun of it.