Hrithik Roshan, Sonam Kapoor, Sajjan Jindal, Aditya Thakeray, Ajinkya Rahane and more received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Awards

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– Hrithik Roshan received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Superstar

– Tiger Shroff received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Actor, Sonam Kapoor received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Actress

– Amruta Khanvilkar, Swapnil Joshi received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Reader’s Choice Awa and Sonali Bendre received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Icon

– Gautam Singhania received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Industrialist, Rana Kapoor received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Banker, Sangita and Sajjan Jindal received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Power Couple and Jai Shroff as Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish

– Aditya Thakeray received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Youth Icon

– Ajinkya Rahane received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Sportsperson

– Ashutosh Gowarikar and Sajid Nadiadwala received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Filmmakers

– Mallishka received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish RJ, Radhika Apte received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Crossover Icon, Atul Kasbekar received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Trendsetter, Priyanka Barve received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Theatre Personality, Shalmali Kholgade received Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish Singer

– An innovative award – Mithila Parkar – Lokmat Maharashtra’s Most Stylish – Rising Youtube Star

Shah Rukh Khan, Rekha, Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt at ​the Absolut Elyx Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards 2015

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Sunny Leone Shah Rukh Khan Sonakshi & Poonam Sinha Sonal Chauhan Sonam Kapoor Alia Bhatt & Sonakshi Sinha Dia Mirza Jacqueline Fernandez & Sonam Kapoor Kiara Advani Malaika Arora Khan Neha Dhupia

 

Absolut Elyx Filmfare Glamour & Style Awards honoured the most chic and enchanting stars and films from 2015. The gala event was held on November 30, 2015 at the Taj Lands’ End and was attended by Shah Rukh Khan, Rekha, Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandes, Sunny Leone, Dia Mirza, Malaika Arora Khan, Varun Dhawan, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Kiara Advani, Mini Mathur, Kabir Khan, Pria Kataria Puri, Dino Morea, Aathiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi, Imran Khan, Tapsee Pannu, Eli Avram, Upen Patel, Ayushman Khurana, Aditya Roy Kapur, Divya Khosla Kumar, Prateik Babbar, Sophie Chaudhry, Valuscha D’Souza, Manish Paul, Debina and Gurmeet, Omkar Kapoor, Shekhar Ravjiani, Amaal & Armaan Mallik among others. 

Film review – KHOOBSURAT – RATING 3.5 Endearing Romance, Sonam shines, Fawad Khan stands out! Must watch!

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Film review – KHOOBSURAT – RATING 3.5

Endearing Romance, Sonam shines, Fawad Khan stands out! Must watch!

khubsurat

Synopsis:

The film is a quirky, modern romantic comedy about what happens when a vibrant, hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her – and is engaged to someone else.
Set in Rajasthan, Khoobsurat is the story of Dr. Mili Chakravarty (played by Sonam Kapoo) – a middle class physiotherapist from Delhi. Mili is sent to Rajasthan to treat the paraplegic Shekhar Rathore, Raja of Sambalgarh. Over the course of her stay in the mahal, Mili charms the Rathore family, especially young Yuvraj Singh Rathore (Fawad Khan) – with her free spirit and funny antics.

The film, which is a remake of Hrishikesh Mukerjee’s 1980 hit film of similar name starring Rekha, also star Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Aamir Raza Husain.

Acting:

Sonam Kapoor is cute and loveable in this candy floss romance. She truly connects with her character and her hallmarks (as usual) are her penchant for fashion n styling. She stands out effortlessly. Pakistani actor Fawad Khan will surely be loved by the female audiences. His acting fits the role like a glove. Ratna Pathak Shah is flawless. Kirron Kher lends the comedy angle and is superb. Aamir Raza Hussain is perfect.

Script:

Although touted as a remake, it has its own identity. The right comic punches in the first half, the cute characterisation and romance built up is perfect. There are low patches in the second half which could have been avoided. Overall a perfect romantic film without the usual clichés.

Music:

Sneha Khanwalkar does a fab job with her quirky music style. She is one music director, who will go a long way if she continues to churn different upbeat music.

 

Direction:

Shashank Ghosh has carefully blended Sonam’s persona with the film characterisation. The youth will definitely identify with the film. He has underplayed the film in certain portions by not doing the unpredictable. Good job by him for sure.

 

Box-office forecast:

The film will manage to be an average hit. The youth will love it. Sonam has yet another film which will talk about her acting. Fawad will be flooded with offers.

Cast :  Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak, Aamir Raza Hussain, Aditi Rao Hydari and Prosenjit Chatterjee.

Director :
Shashank Ghosh

Producer :
Rhea Kapoor 
Anil Kapoor

Music Director :
Sneha Khanwalkar

Lyricst :
Badshah 
Amitabh Varma 
Kumaar

Singers :
Badshah 
Sunidhi Chauhan 

Reshmi 
Aastha 
Jasleen Royal 

Priya Panchal 

Mauli Dave 

Armaan Malik 

Sona Mohapatra

Release Date – 19th September 2014

 

INDIA’S FIRST GLAM DIVA IS … PRIYANKA CHOPRA!

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The stage was set, the emotions tense and there was palpable excitement in the air as BIG CBS LOVE announced the winner to the first season of India’s Glam Diva…none other than Bollywood siren – Priyanka Chopra!

India’s Glam Diva saw the coming together of exceptional women Diva’s from across the Indian entertainment industry who have created a mark for themselves across the fields of Bollywood, Television, Sports, Corporate and more. The show, which saw inputs from eminent guru’s from the industry – Shiamak Davar, Shaina NC and Rajeev Masand, selected India’s Glam Diva purely through audience votes making it truly INDIA’S GLAM DIVA –selected by the people, of the people and for the people of India. In keeping with the selection procedure, Priyanka Chopra was crowned by none other than her biggest fan and an avid viewer of BIG CBS Love – Siddhi Singh a Mumbai girl, working, competitive, independent and loves her kind of entertainment on TV!

Competition was stiff and fans from across the metros voted in high numbers ensuring their favorite Diva stayed above the rest! With the Glam Diva’s making for the who’s who from the industry, the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bipasha Basu, Ekta Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sania Mirza, Freida Pinto and Shruti Hassan, no one could predict the winner! The criteria of judging the contenders on the basis of mind, body and soul is what makes the show stand out from the rest!

Priyanka Chopra will be seen at her best during the finale-episode where she will share her ambitions and desires as an actress and woman! The feedback from the guru’s and the stupendous support of her fans, ensured Priyanka was ahead of all competitors.

Sonam Kapoor,Riteish Deshmukh,Uday Chopra & Kamaal R Khan Tweeted for Parineeta Chopra and Arjun Kapoor ‘s Movie “Ishaqzaade”

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The film Ishaqzaade which marks the debut of Sonam Kapoor’s couzin Arjun opposite actor Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Parineeti, has already generated a great deal of buzz on Twitter.
The film narrates the story of two people, “born to hate, but destined to love”, and follows how their “turbulent journey unfolds in the often unrealistic and daunting political confines of rural India”, a statement from YRF said on Sunday.

The film is written and directed by Habib Faisal of Do Dooni Chaar fame. He has also written films like Band Baaja Baaraat.

Amit Trivedi will compose the music for the film, while Rekha and Chinni Prakash will choreograph it.

 

Sonam and Priyanka both were very excited for the trailer to come out, so much so that even their BB status was to watch out the trailor of ishakzaade and how the promo rocks at sharp 2 pm.

 

Within two hours of the launch the promo was trending big time on twitter we some of the celeb quotes

Celeb Tweets


Sonam Kapoor

“@yrfmovies: Guys… We present to you the OFFICIAL TRAILER of @Ishaqzaade”

Riteish Deshmukh
Blown away by Arjun Kapoor & @ParineetiChopra just saw da promo of Issakzade – way to go guys-

Uday Chopra
One of the awesomest trailers from YRF, even if I say so myself check out Arjun Kapoor @ParineetiChopra in Ishaqzaade

Kamaal R Khan
All the very best to Arjun Kapoor and Ishaqzade team. Mind blowing promo.

PLAYERS Delhi Metro trip

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As Viacom 18 & Burmawala Brothers’s Players ,the official Bollywood remake of the Hollywood crime thriller The Italian Job closes in on its release, the film is receiving an unprecedented response as

Players -Abhishek Bachchan,Sonam Kapoor,Neil Nitin Mukesh ,Bipasha Basu,Bobby Deol,Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya take the nation by storm.

The team of the Abbas-Mustan thriller went out on a limb and took time out of their busy schedules to promote the film on a pan – India level. As per official Foresight Analytics reports Players moved up from 29 to 32 on FTI. Interestingly, the improvement in FTI numbers of the film comes from Spontaneous Awareness (SA). The jump in SA is about 10.0 per cent points in just one week. With an increase in SA and FTI, Players already expect to open brilliantly with numbers coming from men and women in the 25+ age group.

The Players kick started their tour here in Mumbai with a never-seen-before music launch via an action-packed event with the stars performing stunts in front of a live audience. Followed by Abhishek Bachchan’s trip to Nagpur and Jaipur where he was joined by Abbas-Mustan .Talking about their fast-paced action thriller says Abbas-Mustan “People love the commotion in such films. The way the actors escape through tunnels and drainage pipes makes the film interesting. The double crossing and the scheming and plotting are something which keeps them glued to the screen. This is what we have retained in our film as well”.While in Jaipur ,Abhishek didn’t forget to make a pit-stop at Ajmer Sharif,while Sonam Kapoor and Bobby Deol set temperatures soaring in Chandigarh as they spoke about their characters in the film.

The next day was nothing short of hectic as the Players split to travel to different cities.While Abhishek Bachchan and Neil Nitin Mukesh traveled to Lucknow, Sonam visited Pune and Bipasha took off to Kolkotta. While in the city Bipasha Basu said “Players reflects the present age, and the change in look and feel is apparent and important. I am here in my favorite city at this time of the year and happy to soak in the Christmas-New Year celebrations in Kolkata”.Sonam Kapoor was the cynouse of all eyes at Cinemax,Inorbit Mall,Pune as she waved cheerfully to the crowds.Medical students were sure in for a treat as they were visited by Abhishek Bachchan

and Neil Nitin Mukesh who spoke to them at length and then dropped into radio stations.Said Abhishek Bachchan “It was a wonderful experience working on Players. Abaas-Mustan wrote a brilliant script and have made a lovely movie. Players is a masaledaar entertainer”

The film’s exclusive party at Sheraton had Bangalore buzzing as the Players partied into the wee hours of the morning – The team then took off to Ahmedabad where they visited the Reliance Digital Store to pay tribute to business icon Dhirubhai Ambani on his birthday.

The next city on the cards was Delhi -The capital city was abuzz with the PLAYERS bowling game at PVR Ambience Mall’s Blu-O bowling alley, where Players-
Abhishek Bachchan,Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and
Neil Nitin Mukesh went head-to-head to win an exclusive all-gold pin. No guesses here, Abhishek Bachchan who made an impressive 78 score, walked away with the coveted trophy as team mate Bipasha Basu cheered on.

The Delhi Metros was the place to be as audiences caught Players –Abhishek Bachchan,Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh in action ,as they unlocked a vault on the metros in the capital city.As part of the film’s promotions, the Players orchestrated a train heist much to their onlookers delight, in sync with the theme of the film.Post which they boarded the train followed by a friendly media interaction and thrilled their fans with some merchandise from the film.

Confirms Vikram Malhotra of Viacom18 Motion Pictures, “Players has one of the most thrilling and elaborate train heist sequences ever seen in a Hindi film and we wanted to highlight this for the audience ahead of the film’s release. The stunts, the pace, the action of this sequence will blow peoples’ minds when they see it in Players on the big screen.”

The team is pulling out all stops to promote the film and recently also visited Indore ,where Players Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor visited the budding chartered accountants in the city to boost their morale. Leaving behind the cliché red carpet,the Players are also soon to walk the “gold carpet” on the 4th January ,at the special fan screening in Dubai.

Players  is the official remake of the Hollywood crime thriller The Italian Job filmed across India, New Zealand and Russia.Presented by Viacom 18 & Burmawala Brothers ,Abbas-Mustan’s

Players starring Abhishek Bachchan,Sonam Kapoor,Neil Nitin Mukesh ,Bipasha Basu,Bobby Deol,Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya races to a theatre near you 6th January,2012.

Nargis Fakhri hits the endorsement bandwagon big-time

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If reports are to be believed, Nargis Fakhri has three brand endorsements in her kitty at such an early stage in her career.

It’s not even a week since her debut film released and Rockstar girl Nargis Fakhri is already in the Bollywood rat race. And whether she is herself aware of this or not but Nargis has already beaten the likes of Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor in the race.
But what’s this race about? Well Nargis Fakhri seems to be the most sought after actress presently as far as brand endorsements are concerned. While the actress has been receiving favourable response for her debut act, there are no two ways when it comes to her hot looks. If sources are to be believed she already has three brand endorsements under her kitty. The brands in question are Tata Motors, Parachute hair care and Van Heusen. There is no confirmation on it yet but an official announcement is expected soon.
Seemingly the actress has been in talks with these brands even before her debut film Rockstar released and going by the response to the film and esp. Nargis Fakhri, the brands have no reason to complain. If everything goes fine, she would break the record of her contemporaries like Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor with three brands at such an early stage of her career.

Playing Safe on the sets of Players

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Abbas Mustan ‘s action thriller Players promises to break the stereotypical boundaries of the action genre with never-seen-before stunts on par international standards.

Making it a bigger treat for audiences, the actors on board the film insisted on doing their own stunts minus body doubles .Ensuring that the team had no accidents and the best medical aid at hand ,directors Abbas-Mustan made arrangements for doctors and an ambulance on standby around the clock, not just within the country but on their schedules abroad as well.

Players is the official remake of the Hollywood crime thriller The Italian Job filmed across India, New Zealand and Russia.

Presented by Viacom 18 ,the film starring Abhishek Bachchan,Sonam Kapoor,Neil Nitin Mukesh ,Bipasha Basu,Bobby Deol,Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya races to a theatre near you 6th January,2012.

Boys have the fun while shooting for PLAYERS

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Abhishek Bachchan , Sikander Kher and Neil Nitin Mukesh had a blast shooting for their forthcoming film,the action thriller -Players.While shooting in New Zealand for a scene that required them to be racing in their mini coopers within the confines of the Wellington Airport ,the trio decided to have a little fun of their own and have a friendly race in between shots ,with the 3 of them reaching the finish line at the same time. Says a source “Abhishek,Sikander and Neil got along like a house on fire while shooting for Players and while permissions for shooting within Wellington were hard to acquire ,Abhishek spoke to the authorities and it was smooth sailing from thereon. In between shots the guys decided to have a race of their own with the mini coopers and surprisingly touched the finish line at the same time” Presented by Viacom 18,Abbas-Mastan’s Players starring Abhishek Bachchan,Sonam Kapoor,Neil Nitin Mukesh ,Bipasha Basu,Bobby Deol,Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya races to a theatre near you 6th January,2012. What do you get when you put fast moving cars and a group of adrenaline junkies together? One hell of a riveting time ! And that is exactly what happened on the sets of Abbas Mastan’s Players !