Celebrities, Critics give a standing ovation to RAJKAHINI!



The special screening of the epic film RAJKAHINI was well attended by the celebrities, opinion makers, and important reviewers from the media fraternity. Mahesh Bhat & Mukesh Bhatt were the first to arrive, playing host to one of their favourite director Srijit Mukherji, who incidentally will also helm the Hindi version LAKIR, produced by their production company.

Mahesh Bhatt was almost on a missionary zeal in promoting the film, which he considers a classic epic story based on the backdrop of the partition of Bengal in India & Pakistan. Mahesh Bhatt also spoke very highly of Rituparna Sengupta, who reprised the role of Begum Jaan, and considered it as one of the bravest performance in Indian cinema, along with Smita Patil & Shabana Azmi. Rituparna looked resplendent in a well designed outfit, as she absorbed the encomiums that deservedly came her way!

Mahesh Bhatt spoke on how he was amazed that the team could pull off such an epic miracle of a film in a very tight budget and shared a very ‘Emotional Frequency’ with the National Award winning director Srijit Mukherji!

Celebrities who were seen appreciating the film were Mukesh Bhatt, Nagesh Kukunoor, Elahe Hiptoola, Sonali Kulkarni, Gurmeet Choudhary, Minister of State for Urban development, Babul Supriyo, NFDC Vikramjit Roy, Actress Sarbani Mukherji, Anjum Rizvi , Director Manish Gupta, Shweta Basu Prasad etc.

Meenakshi Shedde, International consultant for Festival Films, was present specifically to support the film, along with some international delegates.

RAJKAHINI delves into the grim history of the partition of Bengal, weaved by the Radcliffe border that slices through a brothel!

The audience present for the exclusive screening gave a standing ovation to the film, and moreover were moved by Goosebumps, by the new version of the Jana Gana Mana titled ‘Bharato Bhagya Bidhata’, the original composition of Rabindranath Tagore.


Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan – another publicity stunt?


The rumoured couple Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan were seen in no mood to hide their relationship anymore 

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan are hell-bent on painting the town red.

The rumoured couple was spotted at a nightspot in Kala Ghoda over the weekend. They seemed to be living it up even though a bunch of friends accompanied them.

Says an onlooker, “They appeared to be having a good time together. From their behaviour, it certainly looked that the two are throwing caution to the wind.

They did not care that there were people around or they were being watched. Or anyone would take snapshots of them.”

Adds the onlooker, “They both came together at the lounge bar and were there for a considerable time. As the place did not have too many Bollywood folk hanging out there were at ease laughing and chatting away.”

Earlier in the evening both the actors were spotted at a fashion event in the suburbs.

But strangely they did not arrive together due to the media presence. They made sure that they came separately at different timings and left too separately.

It appears that the two hooked up later and drove down to south Mumbai for a night out.

For the past month there has been buzz about Sonal and Neil doing the B-Town rounds.

The two were also spotted together at the recent Dheeraj Deshmukh-Honey Bhagnani’s sangeet.

The two who were mere acquaintances seemed to have been bonding big time lately ever since Sonal was a guest at Neil’s house party. The actors remained unavailable for comment.