Monday, July 22, 2019

Esha Gupta celebrates 100th week of Dadar Beach clean up

Actress Esha Gupta has always been vocal about protecting the environment and supporting such causes.

The talented actress, who often puts out messages on environment safety on social media, will be participating in the 100th week celebration of Dadar beach clean up.

The initiative has been taken by an NGO, which has been relentlessly working towards cleaning the Dadar beach from the last 99 weeks. They have managed to remove  200 ton of plastic so far.

Esha participated in a clean up drive of the beach, where she along with many volunteers, cleaned the beach, sending out a message to other citizens to be responsible about having a clean environment.

Talking about the same, the versatile star, who was recently seen in the film One Day alongside Anupam Kher says, “I think if we want to have a tomorrow, we need to start today, right now. As humans, just believing that earth is the only planet that can sustain life shows how egoistic we are. The only legacy we should want to leave behind is earth, as its suppose to be”

Not the one to be just preachy, a while back, Esha had also taken up a clean up drive of a beach in Bandra.

Watch how Shah Rukh Khan brought to life Disney's The Lion King in Hindi with this special behind the scenes video

After having conquered hearts with ‘The Jungle Book’ in 2016, Disney is all set to present its legendary franchise and crown jewel - the live-action version of ‘The Lion King’ – with ground-breaking technology that re-imagines the greatest story ever told. With rave reviews across the country and world, the Hindi dubbed version is especially getting tremendous love and support from fans everywhere!

With a star-studded voice cast such as Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan as Mufasa and Simba, along with Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Talpade, Sanjay Mishra and Asrani rounding up the coterie for the character of Scar, Timon, Pumbaa and Zazu respectively, Disney has spared no stone unturned to bring to life one of the biggest family entertainers onscreen, desi style!

Critics who have seen the Hindi version have largely agreed that the film is filled with beautiful, stunning visuals giving the feel of watching real animals in action, with a good versus evil story that reminds of a power packed Bollywood entertainer:  Action, Drama, Heroism, Revenge, Romance and foot tapping music all in one.


We had already broken the news few weeks ago about Sony Pictures International Productions and ace director Sabbir Khan coming together for an action entertainer. Well, we have now come to know that the film will be titled NIKAMMA.

What’s more exciting is that with NIKAMMA, the audiences will be introduced to the fresh pairing of Abhimanyu Dassani, son of actress Bhagyashree and singer and social media sensation, Shirley Setia.

A cracker of an entertainer, NIKAMMA is in line with Sabbir’s big action entertainers - Heropanti and Baaghi and promises action, comedy and romance with a strong emotional core.

The film maker who introduced Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon- country’s top stars today, says- "I am always going to try and introduce new talent to the industry and I am excited to present Abhimanyu and Shirley. They are a breath of fresh air and remind me of the zest that Tiger and Kriti had in their debuts."

Abhimanyu Dassani says, "The belief that Sabbir sir and Sony Pictures have showed in me is exhilarating plus this genre brings a whole set of challenges that are very exciting."

Excited about her debut film, Shirley says," I couldn't have asked for a better launch and I am glad that my first foray into Bollywood is a prestigious association with an international studio and Sabbir Sir, who has successfully launched such exciting talent in the industry."

Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment, India, " NIKAMMA is part of Sony’s larger plans where the studio is sharply focused on introducing new talent to the industry on the back of strong content and talented film makers as it mounts an impressive slate for 2020. We are glad to associate with Sabbir who has such a successful track record of creating big scale entertainers. “

The makers have already wrapped the first schedule of the film, and according to our sources a song and few scenes have been shot on a huge scale.

NIKAMMA is jointly produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films and is scheduled to release in the summer of 2020!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lakshmi Manchu to host a reality show in Thailand

Lakshmi Manchu is ready to kickstart the shoot for her upcoming reality show as a host in Thailand.

The soon to be launched reality show will be featuring celebrity contestants who will be divided into teams. As reports suggest the entire show will be shot in Bangkok and Pattaya. It will start from 21st July 2019 for around 10 days. It’s a rare show on Telugu television and popular actors are been chosen accordingly.

Sharing her excitement Lakshmi Manchu said, "This a very unique and adventurous show. I'm super excited to host it in Thailand. I'm looking forward to meeting all the contestants and start shooting for the show." 

Previously Lakshmi had judged shows like Aata juniors and hosted show Maharani last year. Being a working mother she loves to scoop some time from her schedule and travel and enjoy with her daughter Nirvana Manchu.

Amyra cuts fee for a good cause.

Amyra Dastur who’s known for her love and avid activism for helping animals, is now the newest addition as brand ambassador for a prominent animal food brand that is also endorsed by Jacqueline Fernandez, Disha Patani and Pooja Hedge.
We’ve known actors and actresses to take a pay cut when it comes to working with their favourite directors or trying to bag a film and brand but this Parsi starlet has decided to go the philanthropic way to help the cats in and around her area.

Amyra who has four releases this year, the first being the highly controversial “Judgementall Hai Kya” starring Kangana Ranaut & Rajkumar Rao, has cut her brand fee by 20% on the condition that the brand provides enough cat food to feed the 15-20 street cats in and around her building compound until the end of their professional association.

A source close to the actress states that Amyra’s reason behind signing with the brand rested upon this clause alone being fixed and agreed to in her contract. When we asked the starlet about the charitable act she said, “My love for animals stems from my mother who took care and rescued all our dogs and cats that I’ve had the pleasure of living with through my life. It gives me more satisfaction and joy to tie up with brands that can help me help my furry friends. India isn’t an animal friendly country when it comes to our street animals and I plan on doing everything in my power to help these street animals in any way that I can. Hopefully, this will push my contemporaries and inspire others to do the very same.”

Well, we wish Amyra all the very best and also hope to see more celebrities following in her footsteps

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tik-Tok helped actress Debattama Saha to land her role in Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein

Sony Entertainment Television’s latest show Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein is a show that cannot be called any less than one of its kind. Love-story of Yogi, a hearing-impaired boy is a fresh concept brought to the viewers by SET.  If you ask the stars, how they got discovered in the industry, there will be many unique stories to tell. Similarly, actor Debattama Saha playing the character of Pari in Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein has a story about how she was discovered, which is quite unique.

Debattama Saha who is amused to work on Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein said, “My career started as a Bengali actress. I have worked in many Bengali serials before for over a year and a half. Recently, with the trend of Tik-Tok started everyone's got a way to explore themselves as actors and performers. Even though the videos were just for fun they blew up on the app. The response to my videos was overwhelming.”  The actress turned Tik-Tok fame added, “I was discovered by the Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein team because of the Tik-Tok popularity. I am very fortunate that the team found me on Tik-Tok and that lead to the role of Pari.”

The Tik-Tok fame praised the show by saying, “I feel very grateful for being a part of a show that is as progressive as Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein. The show would raise awareness about sign language and help the hearing-impaired people. To understand the gestures and hand-sign language even we too are taking workshops, which is helping us perform better in the show and also is evolving me as an actor. Looking forward to doing some great work.”

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ullu Launches #MeToo Wolf of Bollywood’s Trailer

Ullu, a popular streaming platform, recently launched its latest offering, #MeToo Wolf of Bollywood, showcasing the tale of an unspoken, unrequited love, and its truth behind the shiny façade luring millions worldwide!

#MeToo Wolf of Bollywood is presented by Ullu, helmed by Producer-Filmmaker-Entrepreneur Vibhu Agarwal, in association with Falguni Shah’s Dreamzz Images Studio and is directed by Deepak Pandey.

A moment that would eventually storm the whole nation, #MeToo Wolf of Bollywood revolves around the protagonist Karan Mathur’s life where he feels the guilt of the sad demise of an unknown starlet named Suvarna Pashte AKA Sana, who kills herself trying to tell Karan about her sexual harassment. His marriage to Avantika Sharma and her family of city’s influential socialites, shatters as he takes it upon himself to avenge Sana’s suicide. However, the big question remains that why would a calculative, sharp investment banker risk his personal and professional life, for a girl who was merely a part of his friends’ group. From a shady producer’s office, where girls perform a striptease show with music for a film role, the series forwards to workshops where astounding physical abuse in art’s name tends to be usual in the realm of theatre. Followed by glamorous parties where there is no dearth of drugs and alcohol, Karan Mathur navigates through it all, determined to catch the wrong-doer risking being caught and jailed, or worse, ending up getting killed by Sana’s perpetrators.

Ullu’s #MeToo Wolf of Bollywood has a stellar cast of Vivan Bhathena of Dangal and Judwaa 2 fame, versatile actor Amit Behl of Lakshya and Shivaay fame, Ridheema Tiwari known for her stint in Do Dil Ek Jaan and Sasural Genda Phool, actor-dancer Ana Ilmi, actor-model Aanaya Bhaanndari, Miss Asia Bikini Gehana Vasisth, Sikander Kharbanda of Kasautii Zindagii Kay fame, veteran Marathi actor Savita Malpekar, Splitsvilla participant Isha Anand Sharma of Kundali Bhagya fame. Besides Vibhu Agarwal, the entire star-cast made their presence felt at the launch.

“After the tremendous response to Halala and Panchali, we are back with #MeToo Wolf of Bollywood. People of today’s era are smart. They have begun to grasp the aspects of content as they try to relate to it. Ullu’s scripts are made in accordance to modern thought processes and the way today’s people interact,” averred Vibhu Agarwal, the man behind the Ullu App.

“People, from small villages and towns, come to the city to try their luck in Bollywood. But, they never reach Bollywood. What #MeToo Wolf of Bollywood portrays is how people are taken advantage of in Bollywood. The show is aptly titled. Vibhuji and I were clear from the very start that we want to empower women. And personally, I stand for and by the #MeToo movement. For me, it is a very important movement and so is this project," added Vivan Bhathena who portrays the protagonist.

Ullu allows its customers to watch a wide variety of web-series, movies and exclusive Ullu shows. Be it drama, horror, suspense, thriller or comedy, Ullu has it all! Allowing the users to access great original and syndicated content, round the clock and wherever they may be located, Ullu’s exclusive content library comprises of original web-series and features, short films, multi-lingual content, songs et al. Letting its users to download their video content to experience on-the-go without an internet connection, the Ullu application is available on iOS on the App Store and Android on the Google Play Store.

Esha Gupta celebrates 100th week of Dadar Beach clean up

Actress Esha Gupta has always been vocal about protecting the environment and supporting such causes. The talented actress, who o...