Sunday, 22 April 2018

Shreya Ghoshal first time sings an opera in 'Earth-Voices’ by Abhishek Ray

Leading Indian singer #ShreyaGhoshal sings her first opera for composer-conservationist #AbhishekRay emulating the voice of the entire planet.

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"I wanted to create a global symphony with no language barrier so that the voices of disappearing wildlife reaches out to the entire globe. We have lost 50% of the planet's wildlife in last thirty years." said  Abhishek Ray who is  well known for the music of Bollywood films like Paan Singh Tomar, Welcome Back, I am Kalam etc.

Shreya Ghoshal and Abhishek  have a history of successful film as well as non-film albums together. Shreya had sung Abhishek's evergreen melodies like Raat Mujhe from Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Pyaasi -Pyaasi written by the legendary Gulzar as well as the grand Aye Jahaan Aasmaan for which they bagged the prestigious Mirchi Music Award recently. 

While talking to media Abhishek said, "'Earth voices is a concept album. It refers to a global issue. Shreya Ghoshal is an amazingly versatile singer.  For 'Earth Voices' we have used a different kind of timbre and lilt in her voice. It is the operatic side of her voice. I created a symphony  to overcome the language barrier. So that the audience in the entire world will be able to understand it and it becomes the universal voice of the planet's diminishing wildlife." 

Abhishek Ray  is known for creating India’s first private wildlife refuge- Sitabani Wildlife Reserve and says that if we will not pay attention towards these disappearing endangered animals then even we will soon disappear like them ." I went to remote mountains and dense forests to film the rare animals and landscapes of this grand music video.

'Adhure Pure Se Hum' is based on a universal issue of marital rape - Mrigank Dubey

Filmmaker Mrigank Dubey's #AdhurePureseHum is receiving appreciation from all walks of life and the director says that the film is based revolves around marital rape which is a universal issue.

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Mrigank Dubey was interacting with media at the special screening of 'Adhure Pure Se Hum' in Mumbai. The maker has received invitation from Cannes Film Festival to showcase his film which revolves around marital rape, talking about his film, Dubey said,  “It's my honor that my film is being screened at Cannes Film Festival and more than that, I feel happy that people are noticing importance of this (marital rape) issue because it’s a universal issue and people are relating with the subject of this film. We have won awards for this film from different parts of the world be it Mexico, Kolkata or Los Angeles, it means that every person is relating with this issue”

Sharing details about his film, Dubey said,  "‘Adhure Pure Se Hum’ is the story of two characters in which there is sense of love, emotions but also it deals with major topic of marital rape. This film, not only in India but internationally also won almost 27 awards. This film right now is travelling in many film festivals. 

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Ali Abbas Zafar - Welcome Sunil Grover To Bharat

Filmmaker #AliAbbasZafar confirms that comedian #SunilGrover is pretty much part of forthcoming epic movie #Bharat and welcomes him on social media.

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The news was viral that popular comic star Sunil Grover has bagged a pivotal role in the megaproject, Bharat, which stars Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra in the lead but there was no confirmation, until now.

Filmmaker Ali Abbas just confirmed the news on his social media account. He wrote, “Welcome @WhoSunilGrover to #Bharat :)”

Actor-Comedian Sunil Grover is definitely going places, as the actor has signed two big projects recently. He is part of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Chhuriyaan, in which he will be seen as a leading man alongside Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan.

And now Bharat, the comedian is now set to play Salman Khan’s friend in the film, which went on floors recently. The film is an official adaptation of 2014 South Korean film, Ode to My Father.

Anil Kapoor Unveils Poster of “Bhavesh Joshi Superhero”

Proud Dad #AnilKapoor unveils intriguing new poster of #BhaveshJoshiSuperhero on his social media account along with already viral teaser.

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After Mirzya, Harshvardhan Kapoor is now ready for his second movie outing titled Bhavesh Joshi Superhero directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.

Actor Anil Kapoor shared the poster and teaser on his social media account. He wrote, “Another exciting preview of #BhaveshJoshiSuperhero! If you haven't seen the teaser yet, go watch it now! @HarshKapoor_ #VikramAdityaMotwane @anuragkashyap72 @FuhSePhantom @ErosNow”

In the teaser, Harsh is shown as a common man who turns into a superhero to fight against injustice in the city. He trains hard and learns to be a superhero rather than being born one, which is an interesting premise!

The movie also stars Nishikant Kamat and Priyanshu Painyuli. The film marks the acting debut of Shreyah Sabharwal. The film is produced by Eros International, Reliance Entertainment, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena & Anurag Kashyap. It is slated to release on May 25, 2018.

Avicii was a Genius – Sonam Kapoor

#SonamKapoor believes that Swedish #DJAvicii was a genius and people who make music are truly blessed!

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Swedish DJ Avicii passed away at the age of 28 on Friday and Actress Sonam Kapoor expressed her grief on social media.

Sonam Kapoor shared on her social media platform about Aviccii, she wrote, “listening to @Avicii all morning. Music is something that gets us through everything good bad or ugly. And People who make it are truly blessed. He was a genius. #RIPAvicci your music was uplifting and we will all feel your loss.

Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis due to excessive drinking. His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award.

Swedish DJ Avicii’s representative said in a statement: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given"

Avicii was one of the most successful touring DJs in the industry, working with artists including Madonna. He had a crossover pop hit in 2013 with "Wake Me Up."

‘3 Dev’ should be releasing on 25th May ; confirms Karan Singh Grover

Actor #KaranSinghGrover has confirmed that his upcoming film #3Dev is releasing on 25th May this year.

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Karan Singh Grover was interacting with media at Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival where he received ‘Style Influencer of the Year Award’ on Friday in Mumbai.

Talking about his upcoming project ‘3 Dev’ which was scheduled to release on 11th May,  Karan said, “3 Dev should be releasing on the 25th May. It’s been in the pipeline for very long time which has been stuck for some time but we say everything happens in divine right timing so this shall also be. The trailer of the film should be launch on 27th April so, hoping that everyone likes it”

Karan Singh Grover is known for his muscular physique and amazing style sense, talking about receiving award at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Karan said, “I am honored to be here to receive an award from Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival. They are felicitating me under the category of ‘Style Influencer of the Year Award’ which is a great honor as style something that is very important and close to me in my personal and professional life."

Expressing his displeasure over Kathua and Unnao Rape case, Karan said, “Either we should consider that we all have shut our eyes and we are just complete devoid of our emotions and we are accepting the shame or we stand up and fight for what is right and people who have done the crime should be put behind bars if nothing else at least that”

Sharing his mantra on fitness, love and marriage, Karan said, “Whatever you do in life, do it with heart and conviction. I feel people shouldn’t forget that everything requires that much effort, patience and love.”

Karan Singh Grover, Ravi Dubey and Kunaal Roy Kapoor’s next project is a godsend. They will play Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva in their upcoming film, 3 Dev, which also stars Kay Kay Menon.

​Juhi Chawla – Say NO to Plastic

#JuhiChawla at a SoBo event where they distributed one lakh cloth bags!

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Actress & an active environmentalist Juhi Chawla is clearly on a mission. Juhi has been creating awareness on the hazards of plastic pollution to our environment way ahead of the ban imposed by the Maharashtra Government last month.

Busy with the ongoing season of IPL cheering for her home team KKR, the actress recently attended a city event attended by people from various walks of life & spoke about the cause close to her heart. Juhi in association with the NGO Rotary Club members vowed to distribute one lakh cloth bags in the city beginning from yesterday.

Juhi who's gone on record about eliminating every plastic item in her house early last year spoke about harmful effects of plastic on humans & animals alike & gave ideas on how every household can bring about a change.

On the work front, Juhi Chawla is set to make her debut in Gujarati language with an adaptation of Priyanka Chopra's award-winning Marathi production, Ventilator (2016). Juhi will feature alongside Jackie Shroff, who had hopped aboard the Gujarati film earlier this year.

Ishaan Khattar And Janhvi Kapoor Wraps Dhadak Shooting

The maker of #Dhadak just informed that the shooting of the film is complete along with beautiful new still of #IshaanKhattar and #JanhviKapoor.

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The official page of Dharma Production shared a candid picture of debutante Ishaan and Janhvi on social media and confirmed the shooting wrap-up. It said, “It's a wrap on #Dhadak #3MonthsToDhadak @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 #Janhvi #Ishaan @ShashankKhaitan @ZeeStudios_”

Dhadak is a romantic drama film directed by Shashank Khaitan and features debutants, Ishaan Khattar and Janhvi Kapoor in lead roles. The film is produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios. The film is a remake of 2016 Marathi language film Sairat.

Ishaan Khattar has already made his debut with Majid Majidi helmer “Beyond The Clouds” but “Dhadak” would mark his first commercial Bollywood drama film.

Shashank Khaitan, who has seen the “BTC” is nothing but praises for the actor. He said “#IshaanKhattar is amazing in his debut film #BeyondTheClouds...what a confident and solid performance. Feeling so so proud. All the best my boy and all the best to the BTC team”

Karan  Johar is also impressed with BTC, he wrote, “Ishaan is spectacular in #BeyondTheClouds ...such strong silences and heartfelt outbreaks...his maturity as an Artist at this age is so rare...welcome to the movies Ishaan you have such an exciting journey ahead of you.....”

Friday, 20 April 2018

Working in ‘Race 3’ felt like working in family says Saqib Saleem

Actor #SaqibSaleem who is busy shooting for his upcomg film #Race3 has said that working in ‘Race 3’ felt like working in family along with #SalmanKhan, #AnilKapoor and #BobbyDeol.

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Saqib was interacting with media at Re-launch of Bollywood entertainment channel Zoom powered by Myntra along with  Adah Sharma, Ankita Lokhande, Amyra Dastur, Manav Kaul, Aahana Kumra, Sandeepa Dhar, Sherya Dhanwantary, Pulkit Samrat, Huma Qureshi, Krishika Lulla, Poonam Dhillon, Ragini Khanna, Mustafa Burmawala, Soundarya Sharma  on Thursday in Mumbai.

Talking about his upcoming film ‘Race 3’, Saqib said, “I am very happy to be a part of film like ‘Race 3’. We have almost finished shooting of the film as we have 6-7 days of shooting left.  As an actor, I feel it’s a big film and as a young actor, I feel that I need to showcase my talent in the film. I really tried to work hard whether it was on my physicality, action, acting or dancing so, I am hoping people would appreciate my work and the film as well.

Talking about his experience working with Salman Khan, Anil Kappor and Bobby Deol in ‘Race 3’ Saqib said, “Working with Salman (Khan) bhai has been great experience. He is one my most favorite actor but besides him, there is Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol in the film with whom I really enjoyed working with so in fact, working in ‘Race 3’ felt like working in a family.”

Talking about his memories watching Zoom channel, Saqib said, “I want to congratulate to Zoom for re-launching their channel. I remember, I have grown up watching Zoom and reading Filmfare magazine. I used to get all updates from Bollywood from these two sources. And this time, I have also attended Zoom holi party so I am here to support Zoom for their new journey.”

Bollywood celebrities attend special screening of Beyond the Clouds

Makers of #BeyondtheClouds hosted special screening of their film on Thursday in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Majid Majidi, Dimple Kapadia, Karan Kapadia, Sajjad Delafrooz, Kirti Kulhari, Harshvardhan Rane,  Manav Kaul, Aahana Kumra, Malavika Mohanan, Sonnalli Seygall, Arjun Rampal, Elli AvRam ,Sonal Chauhan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonu Sood and Amit Sadh attended special screening of the film.

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Here’s what celebrities had to say about the film -

Malavika Mohanan - I am going through lot of emotions right now. I am excited, nervous and curious to know reactions from the audience. It is my debut Hindi film so I have lot of expectations with the film. I have been big fan of Majidi sir and I never thought that he will come to India to make a film and that too, he will cast me in his film so I was quite shocked when I got to know that I am part of his film and I had great experience while working on this film and I am hopeful that this film does well.

Kirti Kulhari – I am very excited because I have been a big fan of Majid Majidi. I have been waiting to watch this film from a long time. I think the simplicity of his stories and characters in the film is connecting point for the audience. He just creates beauty out of simplicity so, I am just excited to see what he has created in India with Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan. 

Arjun Rampal – Majid Majidi is very renowned and talented director so I am really excited to watch the film. I think the kind of world Majid creates through his films is really fascinating as he presents really engrossing stories. I have seen the trailer of the film and I think Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan are looking really good in it.

Nushrat Bharucha - I am really excited to watch the film because I am huge fan of Majid Majidi films. His films are simple yet so iconic that touches your heart. His way of narrating a story is so endearing that I fall in love with every character of his films so I am here to show my support to his film.

Abhay Deol and Patralekhaa attends special screening of Nanu Ki Jaanu

Makers of #NanuKiJaanu hosted special screening of their film on Thursday in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities #AbhayDeol, Manu Rishi Chadha, Faraz Haider, Neha Mehta and #Patralekhaa attended special screening of the film.

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Talking about positive response to ‘Nanu Ki Jaanu’, Abhay said, “It’s a positive sign for sure. Word of mouth matters and I feel any positive feedback is definitely considered as plus for a film to survive or to do better.”

When asked Abhay what could be the connecting point between his film and the audience, he said, “It is very difficult for me to answer that. As a filmmaker, we always try to please the audience through story of the film and performances in it so I can’t figure out what that particular thing which have connected with audience. Filmmaking is a team effort and hopefully they must have liked everybody work who are involved in the film.”

Talking about his experience working with Manu Rish Chadha, he said, “We have worked together in ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye’ and ‘Ek Chalis Ki Last Local’ and ‘The Odds’ so yes, I have good working relationship with Manu. I think he is really talented actor and writer as well.”

Talking about his upcoming projects, Abhay said, “Now I have got four other films to release this year which includes ‘JL 50’, ‘The Field’, ‘The Odds’ and Tamil film ‘Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadha’.

Talking about selling point of the film, director Faraz Haider said, “In this film, Abhay has danced really well in this film which audience hasn’t seen him doing earlier. He has performed really well in the film. Manu (Rishi Chadha) bhai has written amazing story of the film which has element of humour and horror and we have tried to give certain message through the film. The film has super-natural concept but we have try to keep it as real as possible which I feel will connect with the audience.”

Talking about her experience working in ‘Nanu Ki Jaanu’, Patralekhha said, “I just thought that it’s a different script and it is really funny and I did only drama in my earlier films so it was an opportunity that I would do something different by featuring in horror comedy. It’s in commercial and comedy zone so I am excited and I have crossed my fingers.

Dadasaheb Phalke film foundation awards 2018 will be held on 29th April

The #DadaSahebPhalkeFilmFoundationAwards2018 is scheduled to be held on 29th-April-2018 at Chitrakoot ground,  Andheri-west, Mumbai. Dadasaheb Phalke film foundation award  is one of the most prestigious awards in Indian cinema and is the highest official recognition for film personalities in the country.

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In previous year, Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Ashwarya Rai Bachchan, Tiger Shroff, Rajkumar Rao, Sherman Joshi, Prem Chopda, Shreyash Talpade, comedian Bharati Singh ,Krishna and Sudhesh, Television artist Karanveer Bohra, Ravi Dubey etc had bagged the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke film foundations awards for their outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.

Dadasaheb Phalke –The father of Indian cinema who had brought revolution to the Indian film industry. The film fraternity owes its evolution and success to the great Dadasaheb Phalke. To commemorate his valuable services to film industry, Dadasaheb Phalke foundation under chairmanship Mr.Ashfaque Khopekar  presents Dadasaheb Phalke film foundation awards to felicitate to various individuals from the entertainment industry for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. The main aim of these awards is to honor artist, technician for their contribution toward the industry. Dadasaheb Phalke film foundation awards is the only awards supported by Federation of western India Cine employees  (FWIC) show is  executed by Glocal Thinkers. These are the only awards which felicitate the technicians and is nominated and voted by 27 prominent film association across the country.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Karan Johar – First Bollywood filmmaker to be at Madame Tussauds

Joining his peers of Bollywood, #KaranJohar will now have his wax statue at #MadameTussauds later this year. As Karan's film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai will complete 20 years this year, he now has another reason to celebrate.

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Karan Johar will be the first ever Indian filmmaker to enter the world-renowned attraction. Karan being the unique and wonderful personality that he is, he has been an extremely popular name that fans and visitors at the attraction enquired about.

Karan’s talent and career go well beyond just filmmaking which makes him an exciting and entertaining personality for them to add to the many other iconic International wax figures.

Additionally, Karan’s figure will not just be launched in one city but will simultaneously head out on tour across Asia to give his many fans across the world a chance to experience him being waxed. The procedures have begun and the figure will be ready in 6 months.

Confirming the same, Karan Johar shared a picture on his social media account along with a message. He wrote, “Honoured to be the first filmmaker from India at the prestigious @MadameTussauds ...thank you to the entire team in London who worked tirelessly ...will have further details about when and where soon!!! #MadameTussauds #iifamadametusaauds”

Ashutosh Gowariker Recreates ‘Shaniwar Wada’ for Panipat!

#AshutoshGowariker & Nitin Desai recreates The Majestic #ShaniwarWada for #Panipat!

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Whenever art director Nitin Desai and maverick director Ashutosh Gowariker have come together they have created magic on the celluloid. The talented duo had stunned the audience with the mesmerizing recreation of the Agra Fort in Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar and now they are all set to charm us yet again by constructing the majestic Shaniwar Wada for Panipat.

The Peshwa's historical Shaniwar Wada is of great importance to the story of Panipat and hence the duo have taken up the task to recreate the splendor of the Wada at N.D Studios. The Wada will be built in the actual scale and grandeur of the real Shaniwar Wada.

The bricks for the massive structure have been laid on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya and the construction for the Wada began with a pooja on Wednesday morning by Ashutosh Gowariker, Sunita Gowariker, and Nitin Desai along with crew members.

The film is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. The battle was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.

​Govinda Confirms FryDay Release Date

#Govinda and #VarunSharma starrer #FryDay to release on 25th May 2018!

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Actor Govinda is making his comeback to silver screen with a comic caper titled FryDay, and confirmed the release date on his social media handle.

He wrote along with official poster on the film, “Who is getting fried on #FRYDAY?? Bade aur Chotte ki yeh Jodi aa rahi hai #FRYDAY on Friday the 25th May ko theaters mein. #FryDay25May @govindaahuja21 @varunsharma90 @abhishekdograa @InboxPictures”

The film is directed by Abhishek Dogra and also starring Varun Sharma in the lead. The audience cannot wait to see the 'dhamaakedar jodi' together on screen!

Confirming the release date, Varun Sharma also tweeted, “Who is getting fried on #FRYDAY?? Bade aur Chotte ki yeh Jodi aa rahi hai #FRYDAY on Friday the 25th May #FryDay25May @govindaahuja21 @varunsharma90 @abhishekdograa @InboxPictures”

The movie also stars Sanjay Mishra, Brijendra Kala and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles. The film is written by Rajeev Kaul, who earlier wrote the screenplay for movies like "Hadh Kar Di Aapne", "Dulhe Raja" and "Ishq".

Karan Johar Unveils Ae Watan from Raazi

After a mind-blowing trailer of #Raazi, producer #KaranJohar just dropped the first song from the film and it will definitely is going evoke patriotic sentiments in you!

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Dharma Production owner Karan Johar shared the song on his social media account. He wrote, “Here’s our first song from Raazi!!! @aliaa08 @meghnagulzar @apoorvamehta18 @JungleePictures @DharmaMovies #AeWatan”

Ae Watan is a soulful and patriotic song which is crooned by Arijit Singh and the music is composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. This song is a perfect ode to our nation!

Alia Bhatt plays an Indian spy called Sehmat, who is married to a Pakistani colonel, played by Vicky Kaushal. The song is an ode to her patriotism and longing for her country. Talking about the song, Alia said, “This song Aye Vatan is an ode to these unsung heroes, whom we do not recognize, even though they have sacrificed so much for us.”