Friday, August 17, 2018

Special Dialogue Promos for Stree

Dinesh Vijan’s horror comedy, Stree, has created a huge wave of excitement amongst the audiences with its intriguing concept. The trailer of the film has titillated the audiences to want to watch the mystery behind Stree!

With so much excitement around the film, the makers have come up with a unique marketing idea. Instead of following up their hugely loved trailer with the usual dialogue promos, they have shot a bunch of wickedly funny promos that are separate from the content of the film.

This unique idea is to tickle the audience's curiosity with promos similar in theme and mood but at the same time not exposing more of the hilarious content from the film itself.

Dinesh Vijan shares, "The premise of Stree is so unusual and intriguing that we decided to take a different route and not reveal anything more from our film! Instead we conceptualised character  promos to give you a small peak into the lives of our characters and have a great blend of horror and comedy. The 5 promos will be released digitally as well as on television, and we hope that this innovation is well received by audiences!"

Raj Nidimoru shares, "A unique film warrants unique promotions. Stree is the kind of story that doesn't have a precedence. You can get a taste of it from the trailer. We didn't want to expose any more content from the film. So instead of creating more promos from the film, we thought we could do additional content with similar mood and theme.. to generate more curiosity."

Dinesh Vijan presents Stree, a Maddock Films production in association with D2r films and Jio Studios. The horror comedy has been directed by Amar Kaushik and is set to release on 31st August 2018..

GVK Invites Doraemon, Shin chan & Garfield to celebrate 72nd Independence Day

GVK invited popular animated characters Doreamon, Shin Chan & Garfield to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day at the ever-buzzing Mumbai International Airport. The day was celebrated with people participating in a 5.4 km“Walkathon” with a unique “Horn Not OK Please” messagehosted by GVK.

Doraemon shared the space with other dignitaries in flagging off the Walkathon. The participation was in good numbers with not only common people being a part of it but also members of the CISF responsible for Airport security and Mumbai Police.

Said Nitin Kalra, Director Animation International (India), which manages the licensing business for all three characters, “It was a proud moment for us to have been invited by the Mumbai International Airport to be part of the Independence Day celebrations. It was great to see how the Airport staff and their families enjoyed with our characters, as much as the common walkers did.

The idea of the “Walkathon” with the theme of “Horn not OK Please” is unique and we support such initiatives through our character programs from time to time and glad we were able to promote the message with a platform like Mumbai International Airport”.

As Doraemon joined to kick off the Walkathon, Shin Chan and Garfield were seen boosting spirits of participants as they waved off from open jeeps.

Post the event our characters were keenly involved in Meet & Greet with their fans and followers while Doaremon alongside other dignitaries gave away prizes to the top 3 winners. Overall it was a fun filled Independence Day

Taapsee on working with both Senior and Junior Bachchan

Taapsee Pannu who has been carving her niche in Bollywood for the past 5 years has finally arrived. After back to back phenomenal performances in Pink and Naam Shabana, the Ghazi Attack actress isn’t afraid of experimenting with her roles and has gone on to star in a complete comedy like Judwaa 2. This year, the talented actress will be seen in three drastically different films.

Soorma, the Sandeep Singh biopic, starring Diljit Dosanjh, saw Taapsee playing the role of a professional hockey player where as in Mulk she played a lawyer alongside Rishi Kapoor. The Baby actress is now gearing for the release of her next, Anurag Kashyap’s romantic drama, Manmarziyaan, which will see her opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal, playing the quintessential Punjabi kudi. This will be the first time Taapsee is acting with Junior Bachchan, who has worked on Pink with Senior Bachchan and will soon be seen sharing screen space with him in Sujoy Ghosh's Badla. We can’t help but wonder how different (or similar?) it is to act with two such dynamic men and thankfully, Taapsee is here to clear the air.

“Bachchan Sir and Abhishek have a very different approach to acting, although their mannerisms, posture, body language and baritone are quite similar,” the actress commented. “I still remember I had texted Sir once when I saw Abhishek sitting exactly like him, with the same posture. I just couldn’t help myself, it was that uncanny!” she joked.

Soundarya Sharma’s adorable way of spending time with children at Smile Foundation

The Ranchi dairies fame Soundarya Sharma spends amazing time with the children on 16th August 2018 at Smile Foundation. The actress was moved by the love and gratitude shown by the children at the foundation. The moments spent with the children playing helped her revive her childhood memories. Telling about her experience the diva said, “My experience was amazing and very heartwarming, the kids welcomed me with so much of warmth and love and it is one of the best feelings in the world when you feel loved by such amazing people”. She broke the ice by encouraging the kids to dance, sing songs followed by which they played musical chairs. Post playing games the actress was seen eating refreshments with the children.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Srishti Jain to be seen as a wedding planner on Sony Entertainment Television

Sony Entertainment Television have seen setting a benchmark in the industry with an impressive array of innovative shows. Renowned for presenting engaging content, the channel is all set to entertain its viewers with its latest offering ‘Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo’. The creative team is in the process of finalizing prominent faces from the television industry and latest one to join the star-cast is none other than talented actress ‘Srishti Jain’.  The young actress has gained popularity with her pivotal roles in the Indian television Industry. Srishti will essay the role of a wedding planner on the show.

When contacted, Srishti Jain confirmed, “Yes, I am really excited to be a part of Sony Entertainment Television’s new show – Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo. The storyline is fresh and entertaining and made me say yes to the show without a second thought. I am playing the role of Jaya who is a wedding planner. Jaya is very creative and a talkative person by nature. The show’s engaging narrative will entertain audiences across age groups.”

‘Main Maayke Chali Jaaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo’ coming soon, only on Sony Entertainment Television!

Simi Garewal pays a beautiful tribute to Shashi Kapoor

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne had its awards night yesterday, beginning on an all time high with Bollywood biggies like Rani Mukerji and Rajkumar Hirani leading the pack of winners like Richa Chadha and Vicky Kaushal to a rather lustrous 3rd Day.

Sanju, which won Best Film, with leading man Ranbir Kapoor bagging the Vanguard award, had a special screening at the La Trobe University in Melbourne which was followed by a rather interesting Q&A with director Rajkumar Hirani and writer Abhijat Joshi. The students were quite interested in the interaction and as the evening flowed, so did the session. With a rather fun repartee between the students and the esteemed director and writer, relevant questions and responses flew back and forth as Raju even answered the frequently asked question: Why did you make a biopic on Sanjay Dutt? “We were actually writing Munnabhai immediately after PK when we happened to meet Sanju. He was out on parole and we met at his place, when he started venting out; things that were bottled up. He just didn't care who he spoke to. He had to get it out. I always had a professional relationship with Sanju, but that was one long evening. He has told us things about his life, things that I didn't know and I thought, that's a wonderful story. Abhijat and I went over to his place for 5 days and just kept recording while he spoke. People know about the drugs and the controversies. But there are so many aspects of his life that the people don't know about. We wanted to show the world the other side of the story, the relationship he shared with his father, his mother; the wonderful relationship he shared with one of his closest friends. We wanted the audience to see that side of him,” the PK director replied.

Another highlight of the evening was the special screening of the evergreen Siddhartha, starring the late Shashi Kapoor and Simi Garewal, who gave a rather touching tribute to her co star and dear friend. Held at HOYTS, the evening brought in an eager crowd of cinephiles who wanted to watch this 1972 classic and get a feel of true cinema. A Q&A session followed the screening and the veteran actress answered several wonderful questions on the film and how it was way ahead of its time with much élan. Remembering such an important member of the Hindi film industry, Simi reminisced, “Shashi was my friend and fellow actor and it is very common in India to praise someone after they've gone but I have always said this, Shashi Kapoor was the perfect Co-star. You don’t want someone to interfere; you want someone to support you when you’re acting. You want someone well behaved, punctual, who is polite and courteous with everyone and he was exactly like that. He was very professional and he had no ego at all he would shake hands with everyone from the lighting technician to everyone else. He was amazing that way and I don’t know another actor in the world who would work in commercial cinema earn money from there and take it and put it into meaningful films like Kalyug, 36 Chowringhee Lane etc. But he had a passion for real cinema and he put his money where his mouth was. He started the parallel cinema. We never had it before.”

Day 4 of the Indian Film Festival closed on a positive and hopeful note, chronicling Sanju as a true film for the masses and Siddhartha as a film for every generation. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will continue holding screenings of wonderful films from all across India and the subcontinent till 22nd August, ensuring the Australian audiences revel in the truest sense of cinema.

Monday, August 13, 2018


FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) organised a very exclusion event with internationally renowned German Mentalist and Master of Illusion, NICOLAI FRIEDRICH.

Nicolai Friedrich is a Magician- Mentalist, who belongs to the new generation of Magicians whose success lies not only with their technical equipment, but with an unparalleled and remarkable stage presence that amazes the audience.

The German The illusionist made some objects float pulled out certain things out of the thin air and red minds of several FLO ladies members
Two minutes into German mentalist-magician Nicolai Friedrich’s show and even the dyed-in-the-wool sceptics are left with plummeting jaws. For not only  he made a table float and tear a newspaper to shreds only to make it whole again with a flick of his hand, he also read several minds and guessed present audience birthdays and the identified pix  of the person whose photo is in the  wallet of the audience.

. “There is a science behind it because I do not have supernatural powers,” he laughed. “There is psychology involved and the power of suggestion. It also involves hypnotism and manipulating and influencing people by planting thoughts in their heads. It creates the illusion of mind reading,” said Friedrich

FLO President, Pinky Reddy speaking on the occasion said, “Nicolai Friedrich not only performs magic tricks on a stage, he seems to be a real magician. He captivates with his brilliance, charm and comedic talent. His mixture of visual artistry, fantastic comedy and fascinating Mental Magic is one of a kind.”

“This was a very special programme and to ensure extensive outreach and benefits, we opened it up for the families of our members. An illusionist possesses the skill to involve everyone around, whether it’s a child or an adult. We thought this event will add to the holistic well-being of our members, by way of entertainment and a refreshing break from their busy schedules.  She added.

Special Dialogue Promos for Stree

Dinesh Vijan’s horror comedy, Stree, has created a huge wave of excitement amongst the audiences with its intriguing concept. The trail...