Antique Polki Jewellery for Special Occasions Crafted in New Age Precious Metal
Designs from India’s cultural heritage now within reach of everyone
Nakshatra World today launched an all new range of its popular and much loved Nizambrand of polki jewellery for special occasions, crafted in the New Age precious metal LumineuxUno Gold. The collection, which brings designs from India’s rich jewellery heritage within easy reach of a wide consumer base, was unveiled by Bollywood star Tabu and Mr. Saurav Bhattacharya – President – Sales & Marketing, Nakshatra World, at a special event in Mumbai.
Nizam jewellery is an exquisite line of antique jewellery inspired by India’s rich cultural heritage. Earlier, the spectacular pieces with uncut diamonds and coloured stones, that evoke the opulence of a bygone era, were only available in a high end range crafted in 22k gold.
The 13th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 (RJIA), in association with Platinum Guild International, Solitaire Gemological Laboratories (SGL) and Hari Krishna Exports are recognized as the Oscars of India’s retail jewellery industry. The Grand Finale of RJIA 2017 was held on 29th July 2017 at The Grand Hyatt in Santacruz.
Hosted by the charming Neha Sareen, the Grand Finale was an exciting affair graced by celebrated personalities from the Bollywood and cultural fraternities. Present at the event were Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Hard Kaur, Richa Chadda, Ruhi Singh, Sangeeta Bijlani, Sarah-Jane Dias, Sayani Gupta and Shama Sikandar.
Since its inception, the Retail Jeweller India Awards has grown into the most coveted. most prestigious prize for talent in the Indian retail jewellery industry. The RJIA platform is a peerless showcase for the creative genius of India’s leading jewellery houses. This year there were more than 1,000 entries from across the country. After two rigorous rounds of judging, 90 designs made it as the final nominations.
Javed Ali celebrated his birthday on the sets of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’, seen in the pictures are Playback Singer and Judge Javed Ali and Playback Singer and Grand Jury Hrishikesh Chury.
Dubai, Bangalore & Delhi added to the fold as host cities increase from 2 to 4
Sony Pictures Network announced as broadcast partners
Premier Futsal, the world’s biggest Futsal tournament is all set to further strengthen its position as a sporting league par excellence with Season 2 of the global offering promising to be bigger, better and more engaging than ever. Former Ballon D’or winner and Brazilian footballing sensation, Ronaldinho will set the arena on fire once again as he extended his association with the league by 3 years.
Premier Futsal has also collaborated with Dubai Sports Council which takes the tournament beyond the Indian territory with Semi Finals and Finals scheduled to take place in Dubai. With Goa paving way for Delhi and Bangalore as hosts, the geographical representation of the league has now grown to 4 cities, and more than 24 matches spread across two weeks further strengthen its status as the biggest futsal tournament in the world.
The futsal extravaganza, beginning 15th September will travel to Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore before culminating in Dubai with the ultimate battle of Futsal supremacy taking place on 1st October. The six teams will play each other 7 times prior to the semi-finals which will also take place in the port city. All the matches will be broadcasted live on Sony Network.
Sohail Khan, Priya Dutt, Shekhar Ravijani and Pooja Bedi
come together for the launch of ‘ Drama Teen’
Mahurat of Marathi film EGHAN, Produced by Mahavir Khandare, took place on 10th March 2017, at Platinum studios, which was graced by the presence of the entire cast and crew of he film. Followed by the pious ceremony of the Mahurat was the cake cutting ceremony. The cast and crew of Eghan interacted with the press and poured their hearts out about how they feel about the film. The name of the film ‘Eghan’ means struggle and the film written by Arun Sawang, Directed by Sumedh Umale, talks about the struggle faced by our farmers in their day-to-day lives. The lead of the film, is a victim of this troublesome life and how he finds a way out of this not only for himself but also for the villagers is portrayed beautifully in the film making us realise the importance of our farmers and their lives. Every starcast who is a part of the film has taken the subject very personally and are already into their respective characters which shows their excitement and connection with the film. They are all set to begin The film is all set to go on floors from 15th of March at Saigaon followed by Shimla. Looking at the personal involvment of every member of the unit this film seems to have already made its place in our hearts..
Present among the starcast of the film were Jaywant Bhalekar ,Vijay Patil,Sayli Salunkhe,Sandesh Ahire,Mahendra Sawang,Dipak Jadhav,Dilip Karad,Dipak Gorewar,Vijaya Kotkari,Akansha Jadhav,Harichandra Bhandare,Archi Vankar.
Amul Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs on Zee TV, India’s No. 1 non-fiction show across GEC’s this year has once again wowed audiences with its mind-blowing talent. While the Top 8 talented performers are set to dazzle the audiences with their explosive performances, this Saturday, 3rd June at 9 PM, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his brother Sohail Khan will be the celebrity guests on the show. The actors visited the sets to promote their highly anticipated flick ‘Tubelight’. The brother duo was seen in great spirits mingling with the mentors Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar and Javed Ali and contestants!
Taking a stroll down memory lane, Salman Khan said, “Wherever I’ve reached today is only because of this song and the movie”. Brother Sohail khan who was equally impressed with Riya’s singing commented, “This song has brought back such fond memories as it is from Salman’s debut film. I still remember going to Rajshree studio to see the movie. It’s only because of this movie that our entire family was launched in the industry and made us what we are today”.
National: With a legacy of highly entertaining and dynamic comedy shows, Sony Entertainment Television brings to you an absolute fresh format in form of The Drama Company. Produced by Lil Frodo and Frames Productions Company, The Drama Company will feature an eclectic mix of the finest comedians in a theatrical plot portraying different characters each week. The show will explore multiple genres of comedy– from topical to physical comedy and offer viewers a complete dose of laughter and unlimited entertainment.
Starring Mithun Chakraborty as Shambu Dada, fans will see him playing a character on Indian television for the first time. He will be the ring master of a crew of a crew of highly misfit characters including Ali Asgar, Dr. Sanket Bhosale, Sugandha Mishra, Krushna Abhishek, Sudesh Lehri, Ridhima Pandit, Tanaji and Aru Verma.
Every episode will feature the team of misfits aspiring to make a blockbuster play to impress Shambhu Dada in exchange for a promise of a world tour. But as luck would have it, nothing will go right. The hilarious turn of events will push the madcap team to start afresh with a brand-new play every week. Little do they know that Shambu Dada is a sham, whose is running his own business by selling tickets for the play.
Singer turned Actor Satinder Sartaj launched the music of the Hollywood film ‘The Black Prince’ in Delhi. The Black Prince is a historic film biopic on the poignant life story of the last King of Punjab – Maharajah Duleep Singh – also known as The Black Prince.
The film stars Punjabi Superstar Satinder Sartaaj who makes his film debut as The Black Pr– Maharajah Duleep Singh, Ms Shabana Azmi (City of Joy, The Reluctant Fundamentalist) who performs the role of Rani Jindan, the exiled King’s mother, and Jason Flemyng (Lock stock and two smoking barrels, Snatch) set for its international release on 21st July 2017.
Actor Juhi Aslam is currently seen in Badho Bahu produced by Dipti Kalwani (Sunny Side Up) and Sushant Kumar and Teenna Swayyam’s (Humtum Telefilms). “I loved the positivity on the set. Everyone is very helpful. It is taking me some time to perfect the Haryanvi accent. The role is something really different and I am so glad have got the chance to play this role. I am, or course, very nervous about how my role will be accepted,” she says.
She is playing the role of Chhoto Bua. Talking about her character, she says, “It is a very dominating character. She is here to get people back on track and bring a positive change in Badho’s life. It is a very strong and positive role.”
Although the name of a character is a play on her height, Juhi doesn’t mind. “Chhoto will be a positive contrast to Badho and will change her. She is short yet passionate and glamorous and that is what she will teach Badho,” she says.
The well-known director as well as national award winner Onir is all set to hit the big screen with his romantic drama film Shab. For the same, along with him the producer of the movie Sanjay Suri promoted their upcoming movie out here in Delhi. The enthusiastic leads of the film Arpita Chatterjee & Ashish Bisht were also there in the promotional event.
Shab also stars Raveena Tandon in a sensual Avtar, therefore for the same, while interacting with media Onir stated, “Raveena already knew about the script of the movie, so it wasn’t that difficult to convince her. She was actually ready for the movie, and for sure she gave full justice to her character.” About the movie he said, “It is good to be back in Delhi, where we shot 80 % of the movie. It was a great experience. Mostly scenes of the movie are shot in night as it relate to the dreams, so in that ways we narrated the movie.”
Bollywood houses legends who go to impossible lengths to be able to do justice to the characters they essay, even if it means looking nothing like themselves in the film. Examples of the same are Amitabh Bachchan in Paa and Shahrukh Khan in Fan. Joining this elite league is powerhouse performer, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
The versatile actor’s look as a partially bald private detective has incited excitement from viewers across the world for the emotional thriller, MOM. Looking nothing like himself, Siddiqui braved through the hot climate of Delhi and Mumbai in prosthetics, a wig and spectacles.
According to a source close to the actor say “It took over two hours every single day for us to get the look right. We used prosthetics, and shooting in the hot climate of Delhi and Mumbai was quite tough.
The movie Lipstick under My Burkha, produced by Prakash Jha and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava is a call for gender equality from our so called society. But what will happen when women protest and fight for what they want? Well, this question can best be answered through the movie Lipstick under My Burkha.
Ekta Kapoor on being asked about the reactions and censor said, “The fight is much bigger. Censor board just stops the film but the ideology we are talking about is to be combat at various levels by various women. I am sure that it is entertaining enough that everyone can go to the theaters and have a blast. So it’s not about the censor board but the subtle biased behavior that we encounter every day.” She further added, “The movie is so amazing that I feel that 11 awards is just a start and it will be a pity if women of our country, who this movie is based on don’t get to watch it. And take all men along because they need to watch it more.”
Fresh from the global success of Kung Fu Yoga, Amyra Dastur is one of the most promising talents of Bollywood. The gorgeous actress has a humongous fan following on social media for someone who is just three films old and has the industry insiders rooting for her.
Owing to her flawless beauty and a strong fan base, Amyra is inundated with interesting offers.
Lately, she was approached by a popular channel for a finite fiction web series. However, the young actress had to say no to it, as she is actively involved in the prep for her upcoming film projects that leaves her little to no time to consider anything else.
A close source reveals, “With the films in her kitty, Amyra barely has time to sleep. Yet, she is reading through a number of scripts in her traveling time, hoping for an opportunity that she can assign to her schedule. She has totally immersed herself in her professional commitments and has no time green-lighting a prospect like web series.”
Director Sandeep Mohan’s next release, “Shreelancer” is a feature film starring Arjun Radhakrishnan (an actor known for his film “A White Feather”) in the lead along with a veteran theater artist Salmin Sheriff and Monica Mahendru. The film is produced by Giju John – Tiranga Productions Pvt. Ltd. and Sandeep Mohan and slated to hit the screens on 18th August 2017.
The film is looking to be one of the best adaptation of the people who are self-employed.
Please find attached the press note and the poster for your reference.
Director Sandeep Mohan and Actor Arjun Radhakrishnan are available for interviews.
Ragini Khanna who has appeared in more than 30 television shows and has earned numerous accolades has a significant fan base, who actually refer to themselves as ‘Raginians’. She began her career with television series called Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi followed by Bhaskar Bharti and later Sasural Genda Phool (2011). After taking a breather from TV serials Ragini Khanna has completed a new project titled Gurgaon produced by JAR Pictures and directed by debutant Shanker Raman, who is an award-winning cinematographer, writer and producer, having worked professionally over the last two decades on several documentaries, shorts, feature films and TV commercials. In Gurgaon, she has been pitted opposite Akshay Oberoi.
The pretty and talented Ragini Khanna is quite excited about her role in Gurgaon. On being asked how she bagged the role, Ragini Khanna says, “When I read the script, I was very excited that the director saw me as an actor and not just as a bubbly girl out of a TV show. To get an opportunity which is so creative, is very evolving for an actor. It was liberating for me, as I explored a lot of untapped emotional areas and it was a journey of self-discovery. Especially since my director Shanker Raman is very generous, I confess that it was an enriching experience for me working on the sets of Gurgaon.”
Ragini Khanna adds that as an actress, she has sunk her teeth into her role and is sure that she would be able to muster a lot of accolades for her performance in the film. Right now Ragini confesses that she is having no TV serial on hand and is open for many more exciting roles in films and would like to earn a name as she did in TV serials, especially Sasural Genda Phool. The film is produced by Ajay G. Rai and Alan McAlex of JAR Pictures along with Madhukar R. Musle of M.R. Filmworks, Nisha N. Sujan of Hashtag Film Studios and Abbas Ali Rattansi.
The handsome Avinash Kumar who plays the role of Bajirao- a young pehelwan in ZEE TV’s latest primetime offering – Sethji is a committed professional. The actor who has transformed himself from a lean, lanky chap into a sinewy pehelwan for the role recently injured himself and had a ligament tear in his left foot while shooting for an action sequence. Despite this injury, Avinash continued to shoot after some medical care was administered and did not even take the day off. The cast and crew of the show were thoroughly impressed by the actor’s dedication.
Speaking about the accident, Avinash Kumar shares, “It was a very intense scene where I had to run from the wrestling arena to the hills and from there to Sethji’s house. The road was very uneven, had several bumps and strewn with pebbles and rubble. To top it all, the road was wet and I had to run barefoot. I had to show a lot of aggression and urgency and I guess I got carried away and twisted my ankle and fell in the whole process. The crew members immediately sprang to their feet and rushed in with first aid but I was in severe pain. The team immediately took me to a hospital nearby where the doctor examined me and declared it as a ligament tear. The scene was important and the set-up was ready so I decided to take painkillers and finished the sequence first. Such accidents keep happening, because of which one shouldn’t stop working. It will take a little more time for the condition to heal but for now, I am just avoiding working out and exerting myself.”
Director of upcoming film Lipstick Under My Burkha, Alankrita Shrivastava, has been honoured as one of India’s Most Influential Young Indians by GQ.
An elated Alankrita says, “It is such a huge honour to be part of the GQ Most influential Young Indian awardees. It makes me believe in the power of cinema, and the power of stories. By telling an honest story, one can create so many conversations and debates. Lipstick Under My Burkha has won so many awards across the world, but this award is special because it means that as filmmakers we can perhaps influence society in some small way through our little stories and our unique points of view.”
Lipstick Under My Burkha, featuring Konkona Sensharma and Ratna Pathak Shah releases July 21,
The GQ power list includes actors Ranveer Singh, Rajkumar Rao and badminton player PV Sindhu.
Be it raising her voice against cruelty towards animals or raising funds through an NGO for the betterment of animals, Amy Jackson has always supported animal welfare.
Taking the noble cause to the next level, the gorgeous actress has now decided to co-produce and feature in short film with her friend creating awareness about cruelty to animals and how to prevent it.
The actress will soon be meeting the government officials in India for the documentary’s sponsorship and plans to send the documentary to several film festivals.
Amy says, “I am producing a short movie with my friend in London (UK). We’ve shot half of it. This cause is close to my heart and I am always up for animal welfare. I’m a public personality, and raising awareness is only a small contribution towards animal welfare. I have also applied to a few festivals and have approached the Indian government for help with this. A lot of ground work is required and I am doing it.”
“There is a need to stop cruelty against animals and love them — not abuse them. A lot of people are cruel to animals and I want to tell them that it’s fine if you can’t do anything for them, but don’t hurt them either,” she adds.
India’s largest OTT platform for original and exclusive shows, ALTBalaji announces the release of its new digital show Cybersquad. The show will explore the dark side of internet- a world where hackers hide behind their laptop screens to attack innocent people. The gripping storyline of Cybersquad resonates with the life of every internet user. We are living in an age where our identities belong to internet companies and nothing we do is offline! The paranoia that comes with online presence is real; everyday cases of trolling, identity theft, frauds, etc. indicates the impending menace of epidemic level. The young, technically savvy team of Cybersquad is here to provide answers and solve complex cyber-crime cases.
How difficult is it to protect youngsters and early users from the tyranny of online abusers and hackers? In this riveting drama, we need a team like Cybersquad; the characters KD, Rocky, Uzi and Tia have come to fight cybercrimes and they would stop at nothing. This team of school friends help police and law enforcement officials to decode the complicated cases of online crimes and expose the hidden criminals. Each one of the team members has expertise in one area- be it genetic mystery solving skills, hacking, technological wizardry or the ability to see bigger picture. Together they are the perfect team!
Talking about the show, Manav Sethi, CMO of ALTBalaji said, “We are excited to bring Cybersquad, it is targeted towards the young age group of 12 -18 years, which lives and breathes technology. The show is conceptualized after various extensive focus group research, analyzing the shades of technology and internet which works as double edged sword for the youngsters. Cybersquad bring these nuances to the forefront and unveils the complex online and offline lives of its characters.”
The trailer of the Cybersquad is here and we’re loving it! https://youtu.be/birOVl0lAS4
Having directed few short films and has been an assistant director to several filmmakers, Sachin Chauhan is all set to take the next big step and fulfils his dream – of making his debut Hindi film.
Sachin’s debut directorial venture features actors including Anupam Chauhan and Vaani S Sharma (Star Plus’s Ek Aastha Aisee Bhi fame).
Ho Gaya Hai Mera Dil Patanga is about a desi boy who hails from a village in Uttar Pradesh. He is an artist by profession but considers himself as a hero. He believes in owning everything he sees and likes. Incidentally, he falls in love with a girl who comes from a rich family. How he succeeds to win her ladylove forms the crux of the story.
Mumbai: BMW Motorrad has appointed DigitalF5 to manage its complete creative mandate. DigitalF5 will manage creative, internet, social content and digital media buying. The account will be serviced from DigitalF5’s Delhi office.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, said, “The entire BMW brand is emotionally charged by the flair of BMW Motorrad. Today, BMW Motorrad has already become the most anticipated and exhilarating brand to enter India. We see tremendous potential in this country and we are pleased to work with DigitalF5 to build unique brand identity with creative initiatives and innovative ideas.”
Mr. Barin Mukherjee, Co-Founder and CEO, DigitalF5 said, “The DigitalF5 team is delighted to have been appointed following, what is probably, the most prestigious pitch of the year for us. We are incredibly excited and look forward to work on new opportunities with BMW Motorrad in India and trigger a new era of motorcycling which expresses a certain lifestyle and manifests the motto ‘Make Life a Ride’.”
HISTORY TV18 is introducing an all new series inspired by real military missions. The series called ‘SIX’ makes its debut on the channel on 15th July, 2017 at 9PM. SIX describes the story of Navy SEAL Team SIX, a group of elite warriors who are on a mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan.
The 8 episodic series is an authentic portrayal of what it means to be a member of SEAL Team Six,. Actors -Walton Goggins, Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid and Juan Pablo Raba star as members of Navy SEAL Team SIX, who must make life-and-death decisions after a covert mission goes awry and one of their own is taken captive.
The show also depicts the human side of Team SIX as they grapple with the enemy and their personal lives. These warriors are just regular guys when they are not on missions. The series, which is inspired by actual events, is written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Broyles Jr. and military special operations veteran David Broyles.
Tune in to SIX starting 15th July, at 9pm only on HISTORY TV18
Box Cricket League (BCL), a star studded television cricket reality programme under the brand name Balaji Films and Marinating Films returns with its second edition.
With double the fun and double the number of celebrities, Royal Patialvi team (BCL-Punjab) has added more punjabi tadka this season. With the likes of punjabi singers, lyricists and actors like Happy Raikoti, Miel, Gitaz Bindrakhia, Vindu Dara Singh, Royal Patialvi is all set to groove the audiences to their tunes this season.
Owned by Ameesha Patel and Arun Zurel, BCL-Punjab is unisex league and brings together Punjabi celebrities from film, music and television industries. The Season 1 of the team saw more than 100 much loved celebrities from myriad fields of art hailing not just from India but from UK, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada wearing the hat of a cricketer!
Om Books International along with Tamasha, Mumbai celebrated the launch of Poskem: Goans in the Shadows by Wendell Rodricks on 12th July, 2017. The elegant book on Goa’s best-kept secret, was launched by Chief Guest, Lisa Ray.
On the occasion author Wendell Rodricks shared his experience of putting together the book, with Lisa Ray and the gathering.
Also present at the launch were publisher, Ajay Mago, Maria Goretti, Bachi Karkaria, Namita Devidayal, Sheetal Malhar, Shamita Singha, Zulfi Sayed, Sathya Saran.