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 #BoobyDeol.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.”

Harshvardhan Kapoor as Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, Teaser Out

This time the masked vigilante “Bhavesh Joshi” aka #HarshvardhanKapoor is all set to fight crime and injustice.

Harshvardhan Kapoor will soon be seen in his second film. Titled Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, the film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, and the first teaser along with graphic posters is out!

After teasing the audience with the quirky posters of Bhavesh Joshi superhero, the makers of Harshvardhan Kapoor starrer have unveiled the teaser of the film. The junior Kapoor dropped the teaser on his social media account.

He wrote, “#BhaveshJoshiSuperHero says hi... #VikramAdityaMotwane #FirstLook #Teaser @FuhSePhantom @ErosNow @RelianceEnt @anuragkashyap72”

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 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 movie was shot at various locations in Mumbai. The film was delayed twice before it finally went on the floors last July, is presently in post-production.

Never had any rivalry with Big B says Rishi Kapoor

#RishiKapoor said he never had rivarly with co star  #AmitabhBachchan in the 44 years of working together.

Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan were seen at the song launch of their forthcoming film, '102 Not Out' on Thursday. 

When asked if they two veteran actor had a healthy rivalry between to the two which pushed them to such heights int heir career, Rishi Kapoor said, " I was always looked after by him in the film. I never had a problem with him in the film. There was also a Vinod Khana in the film, we had a problem with him in the early stages. We had a  Shatrughan Sinha we had a problem with in because he took away the girl, but we never trespassed that tertiary. He has been my best friend, big brother and now even my father in a film. So we never had any rivalry. We just worked to do our best."

Adding further Big B said, "The only rivalry that we profess to have is to make sure the film does well. It doesn't matter who is doing better than you or worse than you.  I think the end result of the film is what matters the most."

Talking about their performances and how did they managed to bring out their best, Amitabh said, " If it is my performance you are appreciating it is due to my co-actors. If he does well I look good, and whenever that has happened the credit has always been given tot he co-star. If they don't perform well enough for your reactions then the scene doesn't do well.

Looking to 'Chalti ka Naam Gaadi' for inspiration before shoot for Total Dhamaal: Anil Kapoor

#AnilKapoor who is gearing up for his upcoming film #TotalDhamaal said he will be taking inspiration from the classic film 'Chalti ka Naam Gaadi'.

The actor tweeted on Thursday afternoon, "Looking to Chalti ka Naam Gaadi for inspiration before shoot for #TotalDhamaal. Don't u long for the innocence & simplicity of those times?"

Anil also nominated himself, Ranveer and Varun to be today's Chalti ka Naam Gaadi heroes. "If there are any takers, @RanveerOfficial @Varun_dvn & I will volunteer to be the Ashok, Kishore & Anup Kumars of today 😉☺️! Anyone?!"

‘Total Dhamaal’ will bring back Anil Kapoor along with Madhuri Dixit Nene after almost two decades. The film will also star Ajay Devgn as the lead role in the film. Besides him, the film also stars Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaaferi, Ashish Chowdhry among others. 

Ayushmann Khurrana, Shilpa Shetty, Vidya Balan and Raveena Tandon attend Disney’s ‘Aladin’ broadway show

Disney launched an Indian version of globally popular stage musical #Aladdin at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Dolly Thakore, Malini Agarwal, Shruti Seth, Aditya Thackeray, Shernaz Patel, Homi Adajania, Kunal Roy Kapur, Shilpa Shetty , Raj Kundra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Tahira Kashyap,  Ishita Arun, Karan Mehra, Nisha Rawal, Gaurav Gera, Vidya Balan, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, Vivek Dahiya, Karan Taker, Raveena Tandon and Neeti Mohan attended the show.

Here’s what celebrites had to says about Disney’s Aladin show -

Shilpa Shetty – I am here especially for my son Viaan. He has already seen this show in London and he really liked it at that time. We organize very few musicals so when it happens I really feel happy. I think introducing young kids to fantasy world and stories is really beautiful way of inspiring them with imagination.

Ayushmann Khurrana – Me and Tahira, we both belong to theatre background and I have done musicals in live so we are really excited about ‘Aladdin’. My son’s favorite character in ‘Aladin’ is gene and my daughter’s favorite character is Jasmine so we want them to expose to musicals as well.

Sidharth Roy Kapur – I am really excited to be here at Disney’s ‘Aladin’. It’s an incredible show. I have seen it on Broadway and I am sure that makers of ‘Aladin’ must have done just as good as if not a better job than what I saw in New York. Disney is known to create incredible theatrical productions and the fact that this time they have partnered with adds bit of magic and zing to it so I want to wish all the best to cast and crew of ‘Aladin’.

Vidya Balan – Last time, we saw ‘Beuaty and the Beast’ in Mumbai and that show was really good. I have seen ‘Aladin’ in Broadway and I know makers of the show have worked really hard for it and it is going to be an incredible show.

Leading Indian entertainment ticketing portal BookMyShow is producing the show. The content will be re-imagined to make it locally relevant for India, while maintaining the essence of the Broadway show.

“I know you” is about the real theory of ghost and super spiritual power

Director Jayveer Panghaal says this debut horror film #IKnowYou is written on the real principle of Ghost and their world.

After the trailer release of, ‘I Know You’ director Jayveer during a promotional interview said, “This film was shot in a small time period and with a lot planning. Mates Entertainment team has worked really hard altogether to make this cinema possible. Film has two songs sang by Nakash Aziz , and Raja Hasan music direction by Deen Mohammad and music will be released soon.

Film is in process of postproduction and will be released this summer. Alok Singh fantastically has done the editing of the movie and duration of the film is set to create the unbreakable wave of suspense and fear.”

Movie starts with a mystery revolving around 6 friends. When busy in their own lives, a mystery pulls them. When they begin to dig out the mystery they became the victim of their own plan. Once the truth is revealed situation goes out of control. This movie tells the story of real ghost principle as in our old books.

The film stars well-known actors from the TV industry like Akhilesh Verma , Muzahid Khan , Riyana Sukla , Sagarika Tirpathi , Nikita Soni , Agast Anand Gurudev Aneja, Nishant Bharadwaj.

Playing a character that actually existed is a lot of responsibility: Alia Bhatt

#AliaBhatt who is busy promoting #Raazi said, Shemat is a historic character and playing her brought a sense of responsibility.

Alia was present at the song launch of her upcoming film, 'Raazi' on Wednesday in Mumbai. 

When asked if Alia felt pressure while playing a historic character, she said, "There was pressure because this is a true story and I am playing a character that actually existed and that comes with a sense of responsibility and I hope there is the right amount of representation and emotions. I hope people feel what his character is feeling."

While talking about the trailer response, the Highway actress said, "When we were shooting the film quietly, without saying a word anywhere in 47 days 7 scenes a day, we didn't know we would be stating here. We hoped for a good response but we had no idea we would get such a beautiful response."

When asked to share her opinion on the recent rape and mother cases of Kathua and Unnao case that have lead to an outrage among celebrities Alia said, "Of course, I have an opinion, it's not just Bollywood but the whole country is angry about it and should be. people are angry on a humanitarian level. It is a disgraceful, shameful and terrible thing that happened. As a resident and part of this country, I feel bad and hurt that something like this has happened. 

There was a time when I read a lot about it but the last few days I have stopped because the more I read the more upset I am going to feel. I had said this before and will say again I really hope from my heart that justice is served and we should really go and condemn this because we can't let this happen constantly."

Shah Rukh Khan thanked Zero's director and co-star for all they are doing

#ShahRukhKhan who is currently busy shooting for #Zero with Anand L Rai took to his social page to thank the team of his upcoming film.

The tweet read, "What is far, is close and close sometimes,Is farther than the Sun...that’s our film. Thanx  @aanandlrai & his team & @AnushkaSharma for all they r doing. #ZeroTheMovie"

The film will showcase Shah Rukh in a dwarf avatar and a small glimpse of it was given when the makers released the film's first look and teaser.

The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles while it will also have many cameos including Sri Devi's last appearance. 

Shah Rukh Kahn's next titled 'Zero' is a collaboration between Anand L Rai's next and Red Chillies Entertainment.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Aamir Khan urges students to join Shramdaan for Paani Foundation

In its third year of inception, #AamirKhan is taking #PaaniFoundation to the youth of the country, the actor is keen that students should be reached out to volunteer for a day from their two months of summer holidays to help villages for the Jalmitra program and do Shramdaan.

Taking Paani Foundation to educational institutes, Aamir will be going to college and will make an appeal to students by pinning up call to action posters urging students to join the Jalmitra movement.

Superstar Aamir Khan who has been extensively working for the welfare of small villages in Maharashtra will be making this appeal in Mumbai Pune Nasik and Nagpur colleges to urge students to join in for Shramdaan.

The actor will be visiting Symbiosis college in Pune on the 20th of April and will interact with students over a question and answer session spreading awareness about the social initiative and urging them to join for Shramdaan.

Aamir Khan has been associated with Paani foundation for the past three years and has helped almost 1/4th of Maharashtra to conserve and utilise water.

Paani Foundation is a not-for-profit company set up in 2016 by the team of the TV series Satyamev Jayate to fight drought in rural Maharashtra.

The actor wants students from across the state to volunteer for the cause of water conservation and hence join Shramdaan.

Interested students can thereby register themselves on to join the movement.

Aamir Khan's initiative of Paani foundation’s Satyameva Jayate Water Cup has grown to achieve what they were set out to in the last three years. In 2018, over 9000 villages from 75 talukas will be competing for the Water Cup.