Saturday, 26 January 2019

Ecstatic And Honured On Receiving the Padmashree Award Says Manoj Bajpayee

Veteran Actor #ManojBajpayee will be honored with #PadmaShree award for his continuous and outstanding performance in the field of Art-Acting-Films.

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After being in the industry for 25 long years, finally, the actor has been conferred with the Padma Shree. Talking about his award nomination, Manoj Bajpayee said, “Since the time I heard the news I have been ecstatic and feel very honored. My family, my friends, my fans, all of them have been sending their congratulations and love since the news came out. When a performance is judged on the basis of excellence it’s truly amazing and the feeling of victory is much sweeter”

“I’m privileged & honored to receive such a prestigious award for all my film work. I’m grateful and humbled at the same time and I thank each & everyone who has ever appreciated and applauded by efforts that I put into all the characters that I play in films”

“This is not an honor for Manoj Bajpayee the actor only but it’s an honor for the journey of conviction and the belief with which I have tirelessly worked towards my goal. I would really like to thank each and everyone who has contributed to this journey, my career and my life” says actor in a press release.

​Dhanush Unveils Asuran Poster, Shooting Starts

Actor #Dhanush and filmmaker Vetrimaran are teaming up for the fourth time with #Asuran, for which the first look is out and the shooting for the film starts today!

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Dhanush starring Asuran start rolling today on the auspicious days of 70th Republic Day! The actor took to his social media and confirmed the same. He tweeted, “#Asuran shoot starts from today”

Malayalam actor Manju Warrier will be playing the female lead in the film. It will also mark her Tamil debut. It is said that Dhanush will appear in a very different get-up in the film.

Actor Dhanush also dropped the first look poster of the film. He captioned it, “#Asuran FIRST LOOK @theVcreations @gvprakash @VetriMaaran”

In the first look poster has him in the air, wielding a spear, his forehead marked with layers of thilak and a scowl on his face. The film is reported to be based on a Tamil novel called Vekkai written by Poomani. The novel is a revenge drama that traces the fight of an oppressed community.

It was announced that GV Prakash Kumar would be composing music for the film and Velraj is the cinematographer. Asuran will be bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, who was also the producer for VIP 2.

Akshay Kumar Unveils Kesari Poster

Actor #AkshayKumar celebrates 70th Republic Day Of India by unveiling a powerful poster from his forthcoming period drama #Kesari, based on 21 Sikhs fought against 10000 invaders.

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Superstar Akshay Kumar took to his social media handle and dropped the new poster. He captioned it, “Happy Republic Day. It’s our #70thRepublicDay but our men have been fighting for the country since time unknown. 122 years ago, 21 Sikhs fought against 10000 invaders. #KESARI is their story, in cinemas on March 21”

The film Kesari is an upcoming period war drama film. It stars Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles and directed by Anurag Singh.

It tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi (in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897) while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.

Filmmaker and producer Karan Johar also shared the poster. He wrote, “Happy Repulic Day From team Kesari @akshaykumar @ParineetiChopra @SinghAnurag79 @apoorvamehta18 @SunirKheterpal @DharmaMovies #CapeOfGoodFilms @iAmAzure @ZeeStudios_”

I Hope People Understand Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Says Sonam Kapoor

Actress #SonamKapoor says that she is hoping that people understand her forthcoming romantic drama #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga on the sidelines of Kunal Rawal’s flagship store launch.

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Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor graced the launch of Kunal Rawal’s flagship store launch here in Mumbai.

Sonam Kapoor also talked about her forthcoming romantic drama, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, which is her first LGBT movie and actress “hopes’ that people understand the film.

She said, “I am really excited. I am eagerly waiting for my film to be received well by the audience. And I hope people understand and love the film and embrace it.”

Sonam Kapoor has been an avid supporter of “Me Too” movement, but when asked about Raju Hirani being named recently in sexual harassment case, the actress reacted to the questioning. She said, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is such an important film and this questions is as important as this film. But right now, because this film is so important that I want to concentrate on that but thank you for asking me this question at such an event”

Talking about clothes and fashion, Sonam Kapoor said, “Kunal is one of my best friends, one of my oldest friend, I like his clothes, they are really cool. In this era of over-embellishment when you’re subtle, it screams louder than when you’re overdressed or over-done. So I love the class and his clothes”

Sonam Kapoor is noted for fashion sense and she also added that she does wear menswear on occasion.

Alia Bhatt Unveils ‘Voice Of The Streets’ by Naezy

After epic Apna Time Aayega and Mere Gully Mein, the stunning and talented actress #AliaBhatt drops the groovy number #VoiceOfTheStreets from #GullyBoy.

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Alia Bhatt took to her social media handle and dropped the new song. She captioned it, “#VoiceOfTheStreets from Mumbai 70, EP 01- @NaezyThebaA @ritesh_sid #ZoyaAkhtar @FarOutAkhtar @excelmovies @tigerbabyindia @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 @SiddhantChturvD @kalkikanmani @ZeeMusicCompany #GullyBoy”

This groovy and rap number is crooned by Naved Shaikh aka Naezy. This is a whole new promotional series to introduce the original Gully Boys in a capsule series.

Gully Boy is about an aspiring rapper from a ghetto in Bombay and his journey from realising his love for rap, to chasing his dream, and to inadvertently transcending his class. It is been reported that the film is inspired by popular rappers Divine and Naezy.

Gully Boy is a musical drama film, directed by Zoya Akhtar. It stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles. The movie also stars Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz, Vijay Varma and Amruta Subhash.

​Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Is An Important Film Says Anil Kapoor

Actor #AnilKapoor says his forthcoming romantic drama goes beyond the mere love story and it is an important film, on the sidelines of a store launch in Mumbai.

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Veteran actor Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor graced the launch of Kunal Rawal’s flagship ship store launch here in Mumbai.

ELKDTAL is first of its kind movie, which features real-life father and daughter – Ani and Sonam – as on-screen father and daughter.

Talking about his upcoming film veteran Anil Kapoor said, “Everyone has some secrets, every men, women, boy or girl, we all have secrets and we tend to hide it, keep it inside and worry about it, but I feel after watching this film everyone will talk about their secrets, they will disclose it, so that you’ll feel lighter”

“This film goes beyond the love story. And when you’ll see the film, you’ll understand it. It is a very important film for Sonam, Rajkummar, Vinod Chopra and me”

The upcoming film is all about same-sex relationships. Sonam plays a girl from a small town who falls in love with another girl. Rajkummar, on the other hand, plays the part of Sonam’s lover who later on goes to become her best friend.

Performance-Based Character in Pyar Ektarafa says, Sara Khan

Popular television actor #SaraKhan graced the launch of her first horror film #PyarEktarafa here in Mumbai. During her media interaction, the actress expressed her character in the film is performance-based and got many shades.

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Directed by Jai P Mishra and produced by Vinod Sagar, 'Pyar Ektarafa' is an intense, passionate, roller coaster journey, terrorized by demonic forces and an eccentric Artist. The film stars Bidaai fame actress Sara Khan alongside, debutant Bhushan Patiyal.

Talking about her character, Sara Khan said, “What is special about my character in this film is that, I will get to perform a lot. And the best thing for an actor is that when her character has lots of shades, which satisfies the hunger of an artist”

“So this character of mine is very strong, it got shades, and it’s a wonderful story and plus it’s a horror film, I love horror movies. I am thrilled to be part of this movie”

Sara Khan has also been part of many reality shows over the years including, Big Boss, Nach Baliye, Dus Ka Dum and more.

Switching from smaller screen to bigger screen is a mammoth undertaking for any actor but Sara is very confident about film and role. She said, “There is no difference between the two, television and films, I think both are same. It totally depends on the individual, how they take it”

The actress Sara Khan also discussed her approach for the film. She said “Soon I will get the complete script in my hands, and I will be getting into my character. It is not all that difficult to get into a character, if you’re already living it, so you automatically get under the skin of the character. So I believe in living the character”

Crystal is going to create waves in Bollywood says, Niharica Raizada

#NiharicaRaizada who is gearing up for #TotalDhamaal says co-star Crystal is going to create waves in Bollywood.

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Raizada interacted with media for the release of 'Total Dhamaal's first look poster.

The first look of Total Dhamaal is out on the day of Makar Sankranti. The poster features one of the lead actors Ajay Devgn and partner in crime Crystal.

When asked about the film's first poster coming out, Niharica said, " I just love the poster, Ajay looks fab in it and his partner in crime Crystal is going to create waves in Bollywood".

Total Dhamaal will be Crystal's Bollywood debut. The primate little monkey has been the Hollywood star for a long time, she was seen in films like Hangover 2, George of the Jungle, Night at the Museum and more.

Nihharica added she hopes the film will fly as high as her kite will on Makar Sankranti.

"Makar Sankranti marks the end of winter and it is a day in the Hindu calendar dedicated to the worship of the god Surya. I think it is very auspicious for the poster to release today. May our film fly as high as my kite will fly today for this festival."

Directed by Indra Kumar, the film also features actors Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Madhuri Dixit and more.  

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Ranveer Singh And Alia Bhatt “Cracking” in Gully Boy

Actor #RanveerSingh and #AliaBhatt have proved their versatility time and again and now make way for the #GullyBoy as the most awaited and epic trailer of struggle, love, passion, and talent is here!

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‘Gully Boy’s trailer is out and we must say that it is out of this world. Ranveer and Alia, has delivered yet another sparkling and captivating performance, the trailer literally is nothing short of a fire-cracker!

Alia Bhatt dropped the trailer on her social media profile. She captioned it, “Wohooooo!! #GullyBoyTrailer out now!! @ritesh_sid #ZoyaAkhtar @FarOutAkhtar #TigerBaby @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 @ZeeMusicCompany @excelmovies”

Zoya Akhtar directorial is based on rapping and it has drama, passion, struggle, and a story of an underdog, who makes it to the top with sheer dedication and craft.  

Actor Ranveer Singh as a rapper is fighting his inner demons and his chemistry with Alia is one of the highlights of the trailer. The movie also stars Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Raaz in pivotal roles.

The film is based on the life of Divine and Naezy (Naved Shaikh), underground rappers from Mumbai. It chronicles the life and struggles of rapper Divine - its name is inspired by his breakout song, Mere Gully Mein - and his troupe of street rappers, who go by the name ‘Gully Gang’.

Don't mind being branded as a comedy actor says Arshad Warsi

#ArshadWarsi, gearing up for the release of #FraudSaiyaan says he doesn't mind being branded as a comedy actor.

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The actor interacted with media alongside producer, Prakash Jha, and co-actor Saurabh Shukla during a promotional interview on Tuesday.

Arshard has given Indian cinema various kinds of roles, from action hero to dark comedy. When asked if being branded only as a comedy actor he takes offense to it he said, "I don't mind, I love working in comedy. Things like image and brand don't really matter to me that much.

And to be honest it is not easy to find work as an actor and there are many actors who are unemployed. As for my satisfaction, when I do feel like I want to do something serious I work on it, I am currently doing a web series on those lines."

Arshard in the film will be seen as a husband to 13 women in different cities. The film revolves around the idea of him conning his 13 wives for money, but when he meets a formidable woman he begins to repent for the mistakes.

Talking about the character, he said, "The best thing about the film and the most fun part of the character is that I got to play 14 different roles in the film. These women in the film have their own hopes about their husband and my character according to them behaves like that and when he is with Saurabh Shukla, he behaves as himself. Like that, I got to play 14 different characters in the same film.

Fraud Saiyaan, Among My Most Cherished Films Says Saurabh Shukla

Veteran actor #SaurabhShukla praise his forthcoming comic caper #FraudSaiyaan, says he had a wonderful time shooting the film and it will be among his most cherished films.

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Fraud Saiyaan is directed by Sourabh Shrivastava, presented by Prakash Jha and produced by Disha Jha and Kanishk Gangwal. It stars Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla and Sara Loren in lead roles.

Talking about the film during a press junket, Saurabh Shukla said, “I had a wonderful experience working on this film. As a matter of fact, some of the most memorable films of my life, which I personally will remember and cherish, Fraud Saiyaan will definitely be in the top few names. I had a wonderful time shooting, the production was amazing, and people that I worked with were amazing.”

Saurabh Shukla is noted for his power-packed and character oriented films, with time he has adapted comic avatars as well. Talking about the change in content and cinema, the actor quipped, things changes with time, and it is nothing new.

He said, “I don’t know about the change, as much as the world changes, the things change that much, everything changes with everything. There was a time when you waited for your phone call at neighbor’s house, and today you carry your phone in your own hands. Change keeps on happening.”

Talking about his film, Saurabh said, “There are frauds in life, which might have broken your heart and given you hardship, but this Fraud will make you happy.”

Varun excited to kick up a storm with Shraddha and Nora Fatehi

#VarunDhawan says he is going to kick up a storm with #ShraddhaKapoor and #NoraFatehi in Remo D'souza's next.

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Helmed by Remo D’souza and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Lizelle D’Souza, the yet untitled movie will now star Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead alongside Nora.  

Welcoming Nora into the team, Varun wrote on Twitter, "She’s one of the most  hard  working  and driven human being that I have ever meet. Welcome to the gang. Gonna feed u cheese and dance with u.  Hey  @Norafatehi we  gonnna  kick up a storm. #3iscoming"

Dhawan has been calling the upcoming project as #3iscoming since its announcement, hinting his fans for an #ABCD3. Varun will be seen playing a boy from Punjab, who grows up in London and a major chunk of the film will be shot in the UK.

While Shraddha will be seen as a professional dancer representing the Indian contingent alongside Varun Dhawan and his team. The film also marks the acting debut of Shakti Mohan and Vartika Jha. The hunt is on for a foreign dancer.

Vicky Kaushal Kick Starts 2019 With Elle India Cover

Upcoming and rising actor #VickyKaushal is looking dapper on the latest cover spread of leading fashion magazine for their January edition, making him the only actor from Bollywood to pose solo on the cover of #ElleIndia.

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The official handle of Elle India dropped the cover spread on social media. They captioned it, “A risk-taker who always jumps into the deep end, @vickykaushal09 has consistently made unconventional choices. A versatile actor, consistent performer & certified Internet boyfriend—we present our January cover star. There's no one else we'd rather dive into the new year with”

Actor Vicky Kaushal had a great year with films like Raazi, Manmarziyaan, and Sanju in 2018. The actor is all set to start 2019 with URI - The Surgical Strike. But, before the film hits the theaters, this cover picture of Vicky on the cover of Elle India is all things hot.

Vicky is also the first young Bollywood actor (male) to be on the cover of Elle India in this millennium.

The Masaan actor who is touted to be one of the best actors in Bollywood of this time is seen all drenched in water and we can't keep our eyes off him. The cover was shot at a resort in Alwar, Rajasthan.

Can't wait to join the ABCD squad says Nora Fatehi

After Shraddha Kapoor, The Dilbar Girl #NoraFatehi has officially been roped into the dance flick directed by Remo D'souza.

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Nora went on to deliver many hit songs in 2018 like 'Satyameva Jayate's 'Dilbar' and ‘Kamariya’ from the blockbuster film ‘Stree’. The dancer has now landed her first film in 2019.

Talking about the project Nora in a statement said, “I am extremely excited to be a part of this project. Remo sir is extremely talented and I am looking forward to learn a lot from him. I am equally thrilled to work with Varun and Shraddha, the trio have done an amazing job in their last venture and I can’t wait to join the squad. I’m so grateful for Bhushan Kumar sir and T-Series for making this happen and trusting me. This is going to be an epic experience.”

The film earlier was supposed to star Katrina Kaif earlier. But the actress had to opt out due to her commitments with Salman Khan starrer period film, 'Bharat'.

Varun will be seen playing a boy from Punjab, who grows up in London and a major chunk of the film will be shot in the UK. The film also marks the acting debut of Shakti Mohan and Vartika Jha. The hunt is on for a foreign dancer.

Hinting towards Nora's character in the film, Bhushan Kumar, T-Series said, "She is a strong dancer and suits the role we have locked her for. Nora is already an international dancer and that adds to the character’s requirement. She will join the cast in London schedule and the audiences will see her in a different avtaar.”

Farah Khan has a heart brimming with love says Anil Kapoor

#AnilKapoor wishing Farah on her 54th birthday says the director has a heart brimming with love.

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The actor took to his Twitter on Wednesday morning to share his best wishes.

He shared a picture together and wrote, "A smile that can light up any room & a heart so big brimming with love! Happy Birthday, Papaji  @TheFarahKhan !  You are truly one of the nicest & warmest people I know! Lots of love always!"

The choreographer turned director and producer has given us hits like Shah Rukh Khan starrer Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om,  Happy New Year and Akshay Kumar's Tees Maar Khan.

Anil Kapoor was last seen in 'Fanney Khan' which failed to amuse audience at the box office.

Simmba, Suppandi And Shikari Shambu Features on Tinkle Cover

Dapper actor #RanveerSingh is ruling the box-office with his action drama #Simmba and now the actor finds himself sharing cover with Suppnadi and Shikari Shambu on #TinkleMagazine.

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The famous and popular kids’ comic and magazine Tinkle has featured Ranveer Singh’s Simmba avatar on their special January edition and the actor is over the moon with his fondest memories from childhood shaping into reality.

Ranveer Singh shared the cover on his Twitter profile, he captioned it, “I've to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming. This is one of the fondest memories from my childhood. I grew up reading @TinkleMagazine. Can’t believe I’m on the cover with SUPPANDI AND SHIKARI SHAMBU!!! I mean...I can’t [email protected] #blessed #nodreamtoobig”

Even the official handle of Tinkle Magazine tweeted about the new cover, it said, “This January, @SimmbaTheFilm roars into the @TinkleMagazine universe! Catch @RanveerOfficial's adventures with your favourite Tinkle toons in our second January issue! Plus an exclusive interview from the newly married heart throb!”