Avanti Nagral launches India’s first Virtual Reality Music Video

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Presented by Media Production House – Flying Carpet Productions
Mumbai, 30th June, 2017 – Avanti Nagral, a multi-talented young artist from Bombay and Boston was introduced and launched by Flying Carpet Productions on 29th June, 2017 at Shiro in Mumbai. Her debut English single, ‘I Like’, which she wrote and composed was presented to the who’s who of the music industry and society along with India’s first 360 degree VR (Virtual Reality) music video.

The song ‘I Like’ is a rendition of Avanti’s hybrid personal and musical identity. It has an addictive chorus that depicts girl power. The song is about following your dreams, your passions, and being independent in your thoughts, irrespective of public opinion. It portrays the individuality that is essential to empower women. The song was actually born out of stories and struggles of women empowerment. The song has been produced and released by Ashish Manchanda’s Flying Carpet Productions.

Delighted on the launch, a jubilant Avanti Nagral said, “I feel incredibly blessed to have amazing parents and a wonderful team who have given me the opportunity to bloom, and have supported all of my endeavors. As an artist, I feel that there is a huge potential for young pop music in India. I hope to explore that segment and create recognition for Indian pop artists internationally. We have immense talent and passion, and I hope to, in my work, embody the voice of today’s generation, and the message of the future. I will relentlessly work for socially relevant and sensitive national and global issues through my music, performances, and otherwise.”

Karan Johar & Mira Rajput Kapoor Unveil Celebrity Nutritionist Pooja Makhija’s 2nd Book ‘Eat. Delete. Junior’

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Eat Delete Junior is every parent’s guide to child nutrition and the development of healthy food habits from an early age

Mumbai, 29th June 2017: Celebrity nutritionist and author, commonly known as the ‘Nourishment Genie’, Pooja Makhija launched her second book ‘EAT. DELETE. JUNIOR’ today at the Pallazio Banquette at St,Regis Hotel, Mumbai with new parents Karan Johar and Mira Rajput Kapoor.

Published by Harper Collins, Eat Delete Junior focuses on how parents can teach their kids healthy food habits, shedding light on how a child’s palate develops, methods to keep junk food at bay and the habits needed to prevent ill-health and obesity. Woven through fables and fairytales, this book is the much-desired parenting guide that helps them emerge victorious over the ultimate child- rearing battleground – the Dinner Table.

At the launch, the newly blessed parents Karan Johar and Mira Rajput Kapoor shared their own anxieties and experiences regarding child nutrition with moderator Mandira Bedi and Pooja Makhija. This was followed by a fun face off between the celebrity parents, Karan and Mira that included blind baby food tastings and food presentation contests.

Speaking at the launch, Pooja Makhija said, “As a mother and a professional, I understand the pain of parents when it comes to their children’s eating habits and intake. After the success of my first book, Eat.Delete., I knew that my second book had to address this because it’s never too early to start eating right.”

Commenting on the book, Karan Johar said, “Pooja’s nutritional principles are founded on an extremely rare phenomenon-common sense.”

Mira Rajput shared her views on ‘Eat. Delete. Junior’ by saying, “As a new mother, child nutrition raises so many questions. It’s reassuring to have some definitive answers.”

The Music Launch of “Mala Kahich Problem Nahi” was a grand affair

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The Music Launch of one of the most awaited Marathi movie releasing in July “Mala Kahich Problem Nahi”, starring Gashmeer Mahajani and Spruha Joshi, was a melodious event that took off in great style in the presence of Media & Marathi Film Fraternity. After the teaser being digitally launched of “Mala Kahich Problem Nahi” there has been a huge buzz about the movie on social media, and now the music launch has added to the excitement of knowing what exactly is going to be served on the platter. To keep the excitement intact the teaser was screened at the beginning of the show. The entire star cast Gashmeer Mahajani, Spruha Joshi, Kamlesh Sawant, Vijay Nikam, Mangal Kenkare, Seema Deshmukh, Satish Alekar & others along with the director Sameer Vidwans, screenplay & dialogue writer Kaustubh Savarkar with producers Reecha Sinha and Ravi Singh were present @ the event. Many other prominent actors were also seen at this event.
The event kick started with a beautiful & unique enactment of the onscreen couple Gashmeer and Spruha on the melodious & fresh track “tujhya sathi asnehi, nasnehi tujhyasathi” which was further continued by the singers Jasraj Joshi & Anandi Joshi. To add on to the glory “Virlya Kenvha hya haluwar bhavna” sung by Priyanka Barve left every one present mesmerized by its melody. We can hear the song in the voice of Abhay Jodhpure and Priyanka Barve in movie. Followed by Bela Shende’s foot tapping traditional Konkani song ‘Tuka Saad Tujhya Maherachi’s Video launched at this event. To top it all heart touching romantic track ‘Maunatun hi vaat chalali pudhe’ being sung by Jasraj Joshi & Shruti Athavale. The musicians Hrishikesh, Saurabh and Jasraj and the Lyricist Guru Thakur and Vaibhav Joshi did complete justice to the songs. The music of Mala Kahich Problem Nahi ranges from emotional to romantic melodies. On the whole, the album of Mala Kahich Problem Nahi turns out to be a pure delight to the ears & assures to be a sure shot entertainment package for all. Torque presents & Filmy Keeda Productions ‘Mala Kahich Problem Nahi’ produced by P. S. Chhatwal, Reecha Sinha & Ravi Singh is slated for release on the 28th of July.

T-series launches MixTape on World Music day

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On World Music Day, T-series celebrated their latest music property Mixtape with best of Bollywood singers from the industry performing live along with the launch of TSeries Mixtape third Episode . The event was graced by T-series Director Bhushan Kumar, Abhijit Vaghani, Ahmed Khan, Kanika Kapoor, Armaan Malik, Prakriti Kakkar, Sukriti Kakkar, Aditya Narayan, Shirley Setia, Jubin Nautiyal, Sreeram, Shruti Pathak, Dev Negi, Shahid Mallya, Harshdeep Kaur, Mohammed Irfan and much more.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mixtape is one mighty musical treat which unites 26 well-known singers giving a fresh take to old songs with an acoustic arrangement of music. Spread over 17 episodes, each episode witnesses a lively duet and solo performances on a mix of all time favorite Bollywood songs. T-series Mixtape represents the amalgamation of melodious music ranging from famous Bollywood love anthems; Heart touching traditional harmonies; modern dance number, and much more. Bringing alive the magic of 26 musicians performing a mix of two songs in their original avatar, Mixtape prides itself on providing a musical platform, which bridges barriers, celebrates diversity and encourages the artist to be at their best.

CEO Sings for GF Kids 2017 Gets Mumbai Swaying to its Tunes

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Business leaders from various companies came together and stole the audience’s hearts with their exemplary performances at the 18th edition of CEOs Sing for GF Kids in Mumbai. CEOs of leading companies of the country took the stage by a storm, with a mix of old and new Hindi and English hit songs, all in support for a noble cause—to Save Little Hearts.
With the aim to help critically ill under-privileged children with heart disorders, Genesis Foundation invited corporate leaders from across the spectrum of industries to come together and help raise funds for the cause.
Music brings joy to everyone, and through this event, the Foundation’s aim has always been to make ‘giving’ joyous. Taking time out from their busy schedules, the CEOs’ participation sends a strong message of love and harmony through the universally favourite medium of music, even as it raises awareness and funds to support the cause. What made this edition even more special was that one of the closest and most dedicated supporters of Genesis Foundation, YM Deosthalee, Past Chairman, L&T Finance Holdings, played the host for the evening.

The evening began on a rocking note with Daniel Weber, who sang his original number, Set Me Free. He was followed by Vinodini Lulla, who sang the popular Hindi song Dil Hai Chhota Sa, as a message of hope for the children supported by the Foundation. The amazing performances by Mr. Hitesh Gajaria and Mr. Ramesh Iyer, Vice-Chairman, MD & President, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. on the Bollywood numbers set the tone for the night while performances by Mr. Vinit Store and Mr. Kerman Lalkaka, GM, ITC, Grand Central, Mumbai mesmerised everyone. The gala event hit crescendo at the end with an amazing line up of singers like Mr. Mehmood Curmally, CEO, JnY Entertainment, Mr. Dinesh Mirchandani, Managing Partner, Boyden, Mr. Atul Ahuja, President, Learning Palm playing, Mr. Dennis Taraporewala, Managing Director, Criesse Communications singing some memorable numbers.

Every moment spent on the set has been memorable : Rajshri Rani

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When there is a start there is an end too. Popular show Suhani Si Ek Ladki went off air and the main protagonist of the show Rajshri Rani aka Suhani is obviously sad for this. She has been an integral part of the show and also a popular face in the industry. She says,”There are things in life that change you and for me, Suhani Si Ek Ladki was that change as this show came in my life and I learned to live again. I have got new people and new relationship and bonds.” She also adds,”Suhani has given me fame, money and a lesson to live life and also relationships that have become everything to me in life and the love for them which I cannot express in words. I have heard that things that happen on television do not last long but this what I have got through Suhani is going to be forever. It’s been three years and every moment spent on the set has been memorable. The fun and masti in the makeup room, the pranks played and every single minute has been engraved on my heart forever.” How much do you relate to Suhani? ” I relate too much as she is a small town girl and so am I. Suhani is not too understanding though Rajshri is but Suhani is very patient which Rajshri isn’t. Suhani is quite talkative and so am I.” Rajshri also had apprehensions when she started playing a mother to actors who are just two-three years younger to her. She adds,”Initially it was difficult because the one’s playing my kids were just two to three years younger to me and suddenly I had to change my body language for the same which was not that easy but yes I took it as a challenge and I guess acting is something you have to showcase things that you have not been through and you have to live that character but yes with everyone’s support and help I walked through it well.”

Music maestro Amit Mishra is going places in Bollywood.

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After having won a lot of accolades for his music compositions in the past — films like Athithi Tum Kab Jaaoge, Machli Jal Ki Rani Hai and Guest Iin London (which is slated for release on June 16, 2017), the versatile music maestro Amit Mishra is now working hard on various independent releases and a web series, besides popular TV series like Diya Aur Baati Hum Season 2 (Tu Sooraj Main Saanjh Piyaji), Khatmal E Ishq, Dafa 420 and Lapataganj.

Amit Mishra has composed for two songs in the movie Guest in London. Incidentally, Amit Mishra, who has also had the proud privilege of composing music for Athithi Tum Kab Jaaoge, has also sung for Guest in London along with Sumeet Anand and Navendu Tripathi, besides writing the lyrics with Navendu Tripathi.

Vatsal’s Buddy Pack Workout..!

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Vatsal Sheth who was lastly seen in Vikram Bhatt’s Gehraiyyan, India’s first horror web series, also happens to be a fitness freak and is often seen working out with his regular gym buddy Bobby Deol, Ankur Bhatia and filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia at a Popular Celebrity Gym, Prashant Sawant’s Body Sculptor. Popular bollywood celebs like Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra and many more from the top notch have been trained at this gym. We assume he is gearing up for his next project which requires him in a new physical definition. We’re still guessing..!

“Maya” Announced

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Producer Sirajuddin Ansari has announced “Maya” and it will be directed by Ashok Nanda. Abbas Mastan’s Machine fame Dilshad is the DoP of the film and Ali Ghani will score the music. The producer and director are currently in Canada for recce and and they have hired the services of Raymond Messy as line producer. Soon the casting of the film will be announced. The film will have three top heroes and one top heroine.

INDIA ALIVE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 INAUGURATED BY VARUN DHAWAN ;SPEARHEADED BY NAMEETA PREMKUMAR AND KAPIL MATTOO

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The event saw the presence of Varun Dhawan, Jackie Shroff, Kabir Bedi, Pooja Batra, Farah Khan, Satish Kaushik, Freddy Daruwala, Neetu Chandra, Parvin Dabas, Shaan, Abha Singh, Vipin Sharma who came to interact and meet the children as it is their wish list and a dream come true to be with their stars.

NAACH MERI JAAN’ THE SECOND SINGLE FROM TUBELIGHT SETS SOME MAJOR BROTHER GOALS!

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The second single Naach Meri Jaan from Salman Khan’s much awaited film Tubelight is out and the two brothers are giving us some major relationship goals! The song takes us through the unconditional bond of brothers and celebrates ‘Bhaihood’.

Starring laxman aka Salman Khan and Bharat aka Sohail Khan, this track has been composed by Pritam and has been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. We love it, check it out here and share your love for the song too!
Produced by Salma Khan and Salman Khan, Directed by Kabir Khan. TUBELIGHT is an entertaining family drama set in 1962 and tells the story of one man’s unshakeable belief in himself and the love for his family. Tubelight releases in cinemas on 23rd June, 2017.

Salman is being cute and cheeky with Javed Akhtar.

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Everyone knows there is an unsaid tension between Salim Khan’s family and Javed Akhtar. Ever since the two stopped working together, there were fingers being poked, cold war about film credit and so on… off late however there have been news about how the families have buried the hatchet but looks like Salman Khan made a playful dig at the old rivalry between his dad and javed sab., through their film HANUMAN DA DAMDAAR.

It is the first time Khan and Akhtar have worked in a film together, it is conjectured that it was a conscious effort to avoid each other. But HANUMAN DA DAMDAAR changed all that, the film will have Khan as the mighty Lord Hanuman and Akhtar as Valmiki. However, knowing Salman Khan’s penchant to be cheeky we were hardly surprised hearing the actor slipped in an ‘innocent’ question to Akhtar with the film. Sources claim that the film actually has Salman Khan asking Valmiki, “Aap bhi likhte hain? Akele ya kisski partner ke saath?”

Written and directed by Ruchi Narain, HANUMAN DA DAMDAAR with an ensemble cast featuring voice overs by Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Kunal Kemmu, Chunky Pandey, VinayPathak, SaurabhShukla, Makrand Deshpande and JavedAkhtar is been produced by R.A.T. FILMS, presented by RNB film in association with R.A.T films and is slated to release on the 2nd of June.

किशोरावस्थेवर भाष्य करणार ‘बॉईज’ सिनेमा

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‘बॉईज’…! या नावातच बरेच काही असणारा हा सिनेमा लवकरच प्रेक्षकांसमोर येत आहे. या सिनेमात किशोरवयीन मुलाचे अनेक पैलू मांडण्यात आले आहे. त्याच किशोरवयीन मुलांच्या गमतीजमती, त्यांचा प्रत्येक गोष्टींमध्ये बघण्याचा आयाम, या सर्व गोष्टींवर हलकेफुलके भाष्य आपल्याला या सिनेमातपाहायला मिळणार आहे. ‘आजोबा’ तसेच ‘कॉफी आणि बरंच काही’ या चित्रपटांच्या यशस्वी निर्मितीनंतर सुप्रीम मोशन पिक्चर्स प्रायव्हेट लिमिटेडच्या बॅनरखाली; लालासाहेब शिंदे आणि राजेंद्र शिंदे हे निर्माते पुन्हा ‘बॉईज’ हा सिनेमा आपल्यासमोर घेऊन येत आहे. या चित्रपटाचा मुंबईत लोअर परेल येथे,नुकताच मोठ्या दिमाखात टिजर पोस्टर लाँच करण्यात आला.
तीन मित्रांचा पाठमोरा लुक असणारा हा टिजर पोस्टर पाहताना हा सिनेमा कम्प्लीट युथ इंटरटेनिंग सिनेमा असल्याचे लक्षात येते. तुर्तास या टिजर पोस्टरमधली तीन मुले कोण आहेत हे गुपितच ठेवण्यात आली असून, खुद्द सनी लिओनी या सिनेमातील एका गाण्यात थिरकली आहे; सुनिदी चौहानच्या आवाजातील हे गाणे सुप्रसिद्ध नृत्यदिग्दर्शक गणेश आचार्य यांनी कॉरीओग्राफ केले असल्यामुळे प्रेक्षकांची उत्सुकता अधिकच वाढली आहे.
या चित्रपटाची आणखीन एक खासियत म्हणजे, आतापर्यत एकविरा प्रॉडक्शनअंतर्गत सिने-दिग्दर्शक संगीत-दिग्दर्शक आणि निर्मात्याच्या भूमिकेत दिसणारे अवधूत गुप्ते आपल्याला ”बॉईज’ या सिनेमाद्वारे प्रथमच प्रस्तुतकर्ते म्हणून पाहायला मिळणार आहेत. तसेच अनेक यशस्वी चित्रपटातून सहदिग्दर्शकाची जबाबदारी पेलणारे विशाल देवरुखकर प्रथमच दिग्दर्शक म्हणून मराठी चित्रपटात ‘बॉईज’ द्वारे आपले पदार्पण करत आहेत.
या चित्रपटात संतोष जुवेकर, झाकीर हुसेन, शिल्पा तुळसकर, शर्वरी जमिनेस आणि वैभव मांगले या कलाकारांची भूमिका आहे. घरापासून दूर हॉस्टेलमध्ये राहत असलेल्या युवा पिढीची दुनिया यात प्रेक्षकांना पाहायला मिळणार असून, सिनेमाच्या टिजर पोस्टरवरील ही तिकडी लवकरच प्रेक्षकांसमोर येणार आहे. किशोरवयीन मुलांची धुडगूस, मौजमज्जा आणि प्रेम दाखवणारा हा सिनेमा युथ फेस्टिवल महिना म्हणून प्रचलित असलेल्या ऑगस्टमध्ये महाराष्ट्रात सर्वत्र प्रदर्शित होत आहे,

#IIFA2017 in New York

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THE 18TH EDITION OF IIFA WEEKEND & AWARDS IN NEW YORK IS ALL SET TO BE THE GRANDEST CELEBRATION OF INDIAN FILM, MUSIC, FASHION AND DANCE FROM 13TH – 15TH JULY 2017

· IIFA Rocks 2017 – The show will celebrate 25 years of A. R. Rahman in the industry and is set to feature a never-before-seen medley of musicians that includes A. R. Rahman, Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri

· IIFA Rocks Hosts are the charismatic duo Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul

· The star-studded NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO to witness power-packed performances by Bollywood Megastars Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon among others

· The host for NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by Vivo is the talented Karan Johar

· IIFA has a special treat for its fans, “The Double Dhamaka Offer”

o Get two shows for the price of one

o Buy any IIFA Awards premium seating tickets for Ground Level and Level 100 seats and get free tickets to IIFA Rocks