Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bhatts bet on Kunal Khemu as the new face of Bhatt Camp !

Bhatts have decided to have more than one Emraan Hashmi in their camp. Emraan Hashmi has started working on many outside films and not giving enough time to in house fims. Leaving Bhatts no choice but to place their bets on Kunal Khemu.  
Emraan Hashmi for the longest time was only working exclusively with Bhatts. Now he has started working with all, leaving them less and less time to do films with him.  
Now Bhatts have decided to put their bet on Kunal Khemu. They are re launching Kunal Khemu in Blood Money, they are not only gung ho about the boy, his acting and that he always had the potential.   
Bhatts have known to pick up the most unlikely choice, see their potential and convert that into a mega hit.  
More over Kunal Khemu’s character in Bloody Money is quenessentially Bhatt's hero. Kunal Khemu has also put his entire faith on the Bhatt brothers and is not at all questioning any motive or any action.
Mahesh Bhatt strongly feels that Kunal, who stars in Bloody Money, has the potential to be an extraordinary actor. But due to some reasons he has not done the the right kind of films in his career. And, the film maker has extended his entire support for the actor. 
At the same time, Mahesh has no hard feeling for Emraan as he is unable to give dates. Well now it’s time to see if Kunal will encash on this opportunity.

Musiciansincreasingly seek permission to combat copyright issues

Bollywoodmusic, in all its originality, has always managed to capture hearts across theworld. Bollywood and Indian musicians are now looking for influences from avariety of sources in order to appeal to larger audiences. It is thereforebecoming imperative to establish a framework and process to seek permissionsfrom music labels or publishers to license tunes, songs and visuals. Sony Music Entertainment India through the Publishing venture Sony ATVhas been an active participant in spreading the message of legal copyrightusage. With copyright infringement issues surging across the country, musiciansare now making a conscious effort to channel their creativity more carefullyand seeking permission wherever required.  
SonyATV’s core focus and business is to manage and monetize musical works acrossborders. Licensing rights for synchronization is a major part of the businessstrategy. Sony ATV globally represents over 2 Million songs and some of thegreatest artistes and works.  
Bollywoodmusicians are now increasingly looking for popular musical inspirations topresent their works and approaching the music label / publishers for permissionfor the same. Until recently most musicians and Bollywood producers did notknow whom to approach or felt that the process is tedious and cumbersome. SonyMusic/ ATV has a dedicated team based in Mumbai with access to global systemswhere permissions can be turned around very swiftly.  
Recently,Agent Vinod’s ‘I’ll do the talking’ has been creating ripples foradding Boney M’s evergreen melody Rasputin to the song.The Producers Eros International Ltd. approached Sony ATV to take permissionfor the song which has today become a huge hit with the audiences. In a similarlight, Ra.One song Dildara  obtained the license from Sony ATV touse Ben E King’s Stand By Me from Sony ATV. Both theseinternational melodies, have been licensed out to the respective musicians,producers and labels for specific usage.   
SaysVinit Thakker, Head Sony ATV says “The publishing industry isfinally picking up its pace in India. As Producers & composerscontinuously turn to us to license out some of our best works, it is hearteningto see that people are taking care to follow copyright rules. Considering thatwe now have licensed evergreen melodies to 2 of the biggest hits of the year,we see great potential in licensing publishing works and hope that the industryevolves and users realize that there is an easy way to do this legally..”
SonyATV India also ensures corrective as well as punitive action against thoseusing its music without necessary license through collaborative efforts withlocal law-keeping authorities.

DELHI PRESS, VISHV BOOKS AT THE WORLD BOOK FAIR

Delhi based Vishv Books exhibited at the 20th World Book Fair 2012, from 25th February 2012 to 4th March 2012. Having satisfied millions of readers through their quality books, Vishv books was all geared up to showcase their fresh range of books at the World Book Fair held at Pragati Maidan. Vishv Books now brought out titles that specially catered to the international market.
At the World Book Fair 2012, Vishv Books launched the series of pop up books and model construction books. There are series of pop-up books in different sizes for small children. Apart from that there were a number of story books that they have added onto. These books are designed and illustrated as per the international standards. Another new feature launched by Vishv Books was the introduction of audio and visual Cds of various story books which makes reading those books extremely interactive and fascinating. They launched the Cds of Moral series (Part1-3), in both English and Hindi. The CD with the book ‘the country Mouse and the city Mouse’ and also the CD with the book ‘The man, the boy and the donkey’ was also launched.
That's not all, there are various discount schemes and offers too that makes Vishv Books hugely attractive.
Vishv Books displayed wide collection of books ranging from a 1year old to 99 Year old and that too of all different genres. This year they displayed more than 1600 new titles. They showcased a number of childrens books in sections like picture books, story books, moral story books, art and craft books, origami books, school books, colouring books, rhymes and poetry books etc and fictional, non fictional, classics, cookery, beauty, well being, medical and health related, reference books for grown ups.
“Demand for books in the kids section has increased in the recent years. Children should be exposed to books at a young age so that they should enjoy reading and books are not forced on them. We would like that readers should visit the World Book Fair and inculcate the habit of reading among themselves as well as their children.” Said Ms. Mudit Mohini, Director, Vishv Books.
To make their stall more exciting at the book fair, Vishv Books held a story telling activity for the kids visiting the stall along with a lot many activities too. Their stall was the biggest hit at the Delhi book fair 2011 and was acknowledged with the Gold Award in the Best Stall Display category by ITPO, the organizers of the fair.
Ms. Mohini believes that kid’s books are growing in popularity with each passing year.
“Another good example is last year’s Delhi Book fair where there were less numbers of publishers participated but the footfall was still high. This was because of the Children’s books section which drew huge numbers of kids along with their parents and generated good sales,” she adds.   
Vishv Books has participated at various book fairs across the world which includes London Book fair and Frankfurt Book fair too. In India they have exhibited at the Jaipur, Patna, Bengaluru and also at the Delhi Book Fair 2011.
About Vishv Books
Vishv Books is publishing and printing house, which has more than 1500 active titles.
Established 53 years ago, Vishv Books prints and publishes the books which are conceived, developed, created, illustrated in-house and produced in our own printing plant. All work sand books are developed on their own and are not outsourced.
Vishv Books is an associate company of Delhi Press, publishers & owners of 33 magazines in 8 Indian languages besides English, having largest circulations in India. Delhi Press publishes magazines like Grihshobha, Sarita, Women's era, Champak, The Caravan, Saras Salil, Mukta, Alive, Suman Saurabh etc which are the largest selling magazines in their genre. While Delhi Press Group is a group catering to masses, Vishv Books have books catering all segment as well as ages of our society with a special focus on the kids section.
Vishv Books specialize in children's books and the products are of very high quality in spite of being very reasonably priced. Each book has fresh and unique presentation, which is at par with international quality. The well spread infrastructure includes 4 State of Art printing centers, 18 offices across India. Total office space exceeding 400,000 sq feet with around 1100 employees.

Eye dazzling carnival marked the launch of Paramount’s Golfforeste Club Retreat











Paramount group of companies known for its innovation and creativity in the field of real estate presented it’s yet another world’s best creation named as “The Club retreat at Golfforeste”. This unique high class development offers the most comfortable and opulent life along with a chance to live a very special and exclusive lifestyle.
The breezy springs have knocked on the doors of Golfforeste and it was time to visit the launch of their New Club House “Club Retreat”. Surrounded by plush greenery and inhibiting a 6-hole golf course as it houses the perfect luxurious villas and luxurious studio apartments. The state-of-the-art residency has world class amenities to add to its uniqueness. Launched in sheer style and grandeur it witnessed a mega carnival where-in nearly 100 international artists performed for the very first time in India, with Page 3 regulars and socialites like Amanpreet Wahi, Mehar Bhasin, Krishna Somani, and many more to name graced the event with their presence.
The Nearly 100 acre project Golfforeste from the table of Paramount group has always kept quality as the top most priority and has moved dedicatedly to provide a World class experience- from luxurious villas and studio apartments to a Behemoth show like the one talked above. This is what engages us with our investors and patrons as we strive hard to excel.
Mr. Ashwani Prakash, Executive Director, Paramount Group said, “Today, the world is becoming so congested and people are unable to find a proper space to live. In that situation, Golfforeste is such a project which will provide luxury in affordability like villas and apartments. The first phase of this luxury- in- affordability is launched by the name of “Club Retreat”.”
Mr. Mukesh Aggarwal, Managing Director of Paramount Group said, “It’s more than 15 years that we are in the industry and we have seen a lot of changes. We also accept the change in business and delivered the same what consumers have demanded. From societies to green lush residencies, we have come up with them all. Golfforeste is an example of the same green residency. This infrastructure is a dream project of Paramount Group which will give its customers green lush environment from a combination of golf course and a parallel forest with it.
Parkour dancing, samba, Spanish and Ukrainian dancers enthralled the audience with their enigmatic dance, and breathtaking acrobatics by international artists performing was a treat to watch as they performed 30ft high in the air. Adding to the glaze were the Fire jugglers, Zorbing ball dance, Gymnasts, Hoola hoops, tarot card readers, Theatre Puppets, Table skirt dancers and the list is endless. As Music is food for life, there was Music on platter too as International violinist and saxophone players played some exotic tunes to soothe and involve everybody in the carnival fervor. The highly developed Club house has everything what ones desires for- from World Class Infrastructure to needed amenities at your disposal such as Sauna Spa, Jacuzzi, Multi Cuisine restaurants, A/V Rooms etc.
Facilities Providing in Club Retreat:
Relax your senses and rejuvenate your soul at the Cub Retreat in Golfforeste. Here, recreational options are plenty and too for everyone. Now, spend that exhausting day unwinding at the club house to get back high spirited. Enjoy some quality time with family and friends and give yourself a treat you long deserved. Following are the facilities which could be enjoyed at the Club Retreat.
Yoga and Meditation hall
  • Spa with Sauna, Steam and Jacuzzi
  • Lobby area with luxurious Ambience
  • Swimming Pool with Splash Pool for Kids
  • Multi-cuisine Restaurant
  • Coffee Shop
  • Audio-Visual Room
  • About Paramount group and Golfforeste:
Paramount is a leading real estate development Group of India. With a strong history of over 15 years of having delivered innovative real estate projects, the group is focused strongly on style, class and comfort. A quality conscious organization, Paramount has delivered several successful real estate developments prominent being Paramount Tulip a approx 100 acre township and Paramount symphony. Paramount Floraville an E-project is underway as per the schedule and would be delivered to the clients within the given time frame. Keeping with its traditions of bringing forth state of the art projects, the group has launched Paramount Golfforeste a approx 100 acre township in Greater Noida, India. New Project by Paramount Group of Companies is Golfforeste in Greater Noida. It’s a unique blend of peace, tranquility and greenery of a forest along with luxury of a golf resort.
Unique concept of golf course and forest ambience combined together. Whichever way you look from the villa, you may either have the view of elegant golf course or mesmerizing forest!
  • Master plan done by Surbana, Singapore – those who have designed modern Singapore come to India for the first time.
  • Unique amalgamation of spellbound beauty and absolute luxury Villas at affordable apartment’s price.
  • Furnished villas and fully developed township.
Golf Mart – Commercial project in Golfforeste
Golf mart is the proposed commercial center at Golfforeste catering not only to the township but also to the nearby sectors of Greater Noida. The premise includes –
Restaurant, Gymnasium, Party Halls, Business centers, cafeteria, Open shops, Services studios and suites etc.
Pine and Oak Towers
Studio and Suite apartments at Pine and Oak Tower were also launched. Pine and Oak are the two towers of premium location right on the 130 m road. The apartments are fully furnished with TV, fridge, Ac etc.
The USP of Studios and suites are - Surface and basement parking, well ventilated room, generous bedroom with attached dress and toilets. Patrons will also have access to Sky bridge restaurant, gym, aerobic room, conference room, doctor on call, business center and commercial zone. 
With planned infrastructure and speed of construction without compromising on quality, golfforeste has made a difference in a very short time.
With a peculiar concept of villas facing either golf or linear forest and a luxury club, golfforeste is going to be definitely an address for the elite class. Everywhere in the golfforeste campus construction activity is at its peak, whether it is construction of villas, laying of roads, electrical poles, drainage pipes, sewage pipes, club or landscape. The group is working on all fronts. We are expecting all the villas to be completed before time.
We at paramount make continued efforts to improve the quality of our projects, thus improving the life style of our customers. We have done so, without any extra cost to our customers, in our other projects also where the possession is in progress.



VEENA MULICK BOBBY DARLING LIP LOCK


Sizzling Veena Malik and Bobby Darling lock-lips on the occasion of Veena Malik’s birthday. Bobby planted a kiss on Veena’s lips to wish her happy birthday. Bobby and Veena Malik stars in ‘Daal Mein Kucch Kaala Hai’ co-star and hence they develop a great comfort level.
Bobby explained her equation with Veena and said, “Veena and I share a very good relationship. I love her. We greet each other like this every time. Why do people have a problem with our way of greeting each other?”

Veena who is all set for ‘Swayamvar’ is termed the gesture of Bobby to be very cute, She said, “It was very cute. Bobby just came and kissed me. I think it was a beautiful gesture and I’m alright with it. It was just a tap on the lips, not really a French kiss. I’m ok with Bobby or my girlfriends doing it.”
On her birthday, Veena has made a shocking revelation that
Ashmit Patel is no longer her close friend. “Ashmit was not around. We are not that close anymore. We don’t meet often. I have signed a film with him so maybe we will meet when we start shooting,” said Veena.
  Well, Veena always stores surprises in herself. She stunned all when she posed naked for a men’s magazine and following which fatwa has been issued on her name. Now her lip-locking incident will raise eyebrows.


 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ma​ryam Zakaria, makes her big Bollywood debut in Saif Ali Khan's Agent Vinod

 Having wooed theaudience previously in the item song, "Dilli Ki Billi" from themovie, "Sadda Adda", the Iranian-swedish model and actress MaryamZakaria will now be seenSaif Ali Khan’s much awaited production ‘Agent Vinod' 
Maryam is already seen in "DilMera Muft Ka", the mujra co starring Kareena Kapoor, choreographed by thefabulous Saroj Khan.
 The song has garnered fame andaccolades for the model turned actress, ecstatic about the rave reviews andsharing screen space with one of the most talented people in the industry,Maryam says, “Shooting the song with Kareena Kapoor was an incredibleexperience.
She is a wonderful actress with extraordinarytalent, yet she is down to earth and has a beautiful heart.
Saroj Khan’s choreography is the great combinationto this song. She has given us amazing steps and choreography to make it morebeautiful and a joyous experience”

“The very first girl in the movieAgent Vinod is me.You will see me doing dangerous stunts and incredibleaction in the desert with Saif Ali Khan, in order to do the scene I had todrive the jeep over the desert with Saif hanging outside the jeep and doing hisstunts himself.Kudos to Saif! To know more you got to see themovie and enjoy the scene yourself.”she says speaking about her role in the action packed thriller. 
Incidentally, the same role wasearlier offered to Priyanka Chopra who turned it down.

Vidhata music on Filmy box

The audio launch of BrahmsFilms production’s Vidhata, Tere Khel Hain Nirale, directed by Sanjay Sharan,was launched at Rude Lounge, Juhu on Feb 28. Hosts JM Gautam and Narendra singhof Filmy box  played the perfect hosts. ComposerMadhumey, singers of the likes of Sadhana Sargam, Krishna Beura. Arshad Siddiqui, Mudasir Ali, Harpreet Ahluwalia, GaryRichardson, Sagar Sarhadi, Nikhil Tonk, Yogendra Karki,  Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Rashmi Pitre , Ritu Verma congratulated the cast of Vidhata,including Vinnie Wardan, Ashrrita Agarwal, Raaj Bidya, Gajendra Chauhan, MukulNag, Sunil Sinha among others.
Vidhata Tere Khel Hain Nirale is about thestory is about how when we plan our life, our script in being actually pennedby God himself. The story revolves around three youngsters Chanda, Bharat and Gyan.Chanda is a pretty young girl in love with Bharat. The young man loves p[layingthe flute and has to move to the front when selected for the army.  Time passes and Chanda finds herself beingdrawn to another young man Gyan. Gyan loves Chanda as well. But Chanda’s familywants her to marry and now… Will it be Bharat or Gyan or is there somethingelse that God wills! This forms the crux of Vidhata Tere Khel Hain Nirale.

Dheeraj Kumar received Life Time Achievement Award from Anupam Kher

Noted film and TV personality Actor - Producer - Director Dheeraj Kumar was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award by PTC Network in glittering function held in Chandigarh recently. Dheeraj Kumar has contributed immensely in the growth of Punjabi Cinema as a leading man and as producer from 1980 to 1984, have acted in more than 21 films in Punjabi as a leading man during that period. The note worthy film produced by Dheeraj Kumar title "FAUJI CHACHA", also had late Sanjeev Kumar in a stellar role. From 1985 onwards as an Actor - Producer - Director, have immensely contributed to the growth of Indian Television. Along with many memorable serials in various languages and Punjabi serial created by Dheeraj Kumar’s company CREATIVE EYE LIMITED had meaningful impact on the growth of Punjab Television Industry. PTC Network awarded him the Life Time Achievement Award presented by Anupam Kher. Other recipients of Life Time Achievement Award were the legendary Film Star Dharmender, Yograj (father of cricketer Yuvraj Singh). The glittering function was well attended by Bollywood personalities such as Prem Chopra, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anita Raj, Ritesh Deshmukh, Geline D’souza and all the leading Punjab Film Actors, Producers and Directors

''Ali is the nicest and most decent in bed.”

Women in Bollywood have certainly come of age! The divas have shed all inhibitions to make their on screen characters look real. And this is exactly what Aditi Rao Hydari has been doing, Zee News reports.
Locking lips is not new for this damsel, for she had scandalised one and all by indulging in a series if saucy lip-locks with co-star Arunoday Singh in ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’.
And this time she has gone a step ahead by sharing the bed with Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar.
Hydari is all praises for her ‘London Paris New York’ co-star and can’t stop raving about him.
Talking about the comfort level she shares with Ali, Aditi to a leading daily said, “Ali is the nicest and most decent in bed.”
Some really sizzling hot love making scenes were shot in a plush hotel in Paris.
“I was nervous. But Ali put me at ease. I could not have asked for a better co-star to take me through the scene that too so convincingly,” said Aditi.
The room had a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and the sky adorned a rainbow. The atmosphere was perfect for shooting lovemaking scenes.
“There was a very feel-good vibe in the air,” Aditi said and added, “It is very natural for a couple in love to be physically intimate. It is a natural progression. The scenes have been shot aesthetically and are lovely to watch.''

Monday, February 27, 2012

I, Me Aur Main to release 27th July, 2012


Reliance Entertainment’s co-production in association with Rose Movies and Pollen Entertainment ‘I Me Aur Main’ starring John Abraham is slated to release on 27th July, 2012.
Set against an urban backdrop, this slice-of-life film marks the directorial debut of Kapil Sharma, son of noted astronaut, Rakesh Sharma.
‘I Me Aur Main’ is based on the protagonist played by John Abraham and his relationship with the 5 women in his life, the roles of which are essayed by actresses Chitrangada , Prachi Desai, Raima Sen, Mini Mathur and Zareena Wahab.
Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance Entertainment says, “I Me Aur Main is a fun and refreshing film. It’s a feel good story about a self obsessed man’s relationship with the five most important women in his life, he takes for granted. We are very pleased with the way the film has shaped up and are excited about its release on 27th July.”
Says Shrishti Arya“I Me Aur Main is a film that every guy will claim is his very own story and every girl will know a man just like John’s character in the film. It is scheduled to release 27th July, 2012 and we couldn’t be more excited”.
Says producer Goldie Behl “The film is an urban commercial genre with a novel concept…It’s a John Abraham you’ve never seen before and the film is sure to strike a chord with today’s youth”
‘I Me Aur Main’ produced by Shrishti Arya, Goldie R Behl, John Abraham and Reliance Entertainment comes to a theatre near you on 27th July, 2012 .

FILM 'WILL YOU MARRY ME' RELEASING ON 2nd APRIL ALL OVER










Will You Marry Me?
Plot:
Will you marry me is about three best friends who have one thing common; their love for their bachelorhood. They love their bachelorhood so much that they place a bet amongst themselves; whoever decides to marry first will lose a huge amount in shares that were contributed by all three friends and their gang of friends. Everything is going well till Nikhil (Muzzamil Ibrahim) decides to marry the love of his life, Anjali (Tripta Prashar).Even though Rajveer (Rajeev Khandelwal) and Aarav (Shreyas Talpade) are completely taken aback with the idea of their best friend getting married they convince themselves to attend his beach wedding in Dubai. During the wedding both Rajveer and Aarav fall for the same girl Sneha (Mugdha Godse), the brides best friend. The kidnapping of Nikhil by the powerful business tycoon (Paresh Rawal) adds to the icing on the cake.
Will Nikhil make it to his own wedding? Who will win Sneha’s heart? Who will marry who? Come find out in this romantic comedy, Will you marry me?
Cast & Crew:
Banner: Ikkon Films Production
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comedy,Romance
Producer: Krishan Chaudhery, Vipin Jain
Star Cast:
Shreyas Talpade…. Aarav
Mugdha Godse…. Sneha
Rajeev Khandelwal…. Rajveer
Muzammil Ibrahim…. Nikhil
Celina Jaitly
Paresh Rawal
Manoj Joshi

Story / Writers: Hyder Najmi
Choreographers: Remo DSouza, Shabina Khan, Pony Verma
Publicity Pro: Vijay Grover, Firoza Kapadia
Music Director: Sharib Sabri, Toshi Sabri, Sharib, Sachin Gupta
Color: C
Language: Hindi
Director: Aditya Datt
Singers: Toshi Sabri, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sukhwinder Singh, Jaspreet Jasz, Kshitij Tarey, Master Saleem, Shweta Pandit, Sachin Gupta, Monali Thakur, Daler Mehndi
Lyricist: Turaz, Shabbir Ahmed, Gaurav Dagaonkar, Shabeer Ahmed, Sakina Khan
Editor: Irfan Shaikh
Cinematography: Dwaraganath Rangaraj
Action: Javed Karim
Screenplay: Hyder Najmi
Dialogue: Jay Master
Shooting Location(City & Country): Dubai, United Arab Emirates

MALAMAAL WEEKLY 2 ON THE ROLL- MUHURAT PICS

The calm of Wahi was not disturbed bythe sound of shoot. It was a calm and cordial atmosphere on the sets of PerceptPictures’ latest comic caper, directed by Priyadarshan. Shailendra Singhlistened with great interest as director Priyadarshan seemed at ease, sittingin a sugarcane field, discussing the scene with Nana Patekar and ShreyasTalpade.
It has taken more than a year to setthe film up and move it to the shoot level. When quizzed, Singh is clear. “Wewanted to look beyond the star culture, to look at a league of extraordinarygentlemen, extraordinary actors, who would bring their own flavour and addvalue to the script. Co-ordinating their dates was no easy task.”
True. For, the film that is helmed byPriyadarshan, stars Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Rajpal Yadav, ShreyasTalpade, Asrani and Shakti Kapoor among others and is set in real settings.
Nana Patekar is excited to be part ofa Priyan film. “We had planned so many films, but it feels to good when onefilm happens. More than anything else, I love to act and leave the rest to mydirector. That is what happens with Priyan,” enthuses Nana.
For Shreyas, it is a “double whammy.I am excited in working with Priyan Sir and Nana ji,” says Shreyas. “And whenShailendra Singh called me and told me I was in,:” I couldn’t control myexcitement.”
Tucking into pakoras, dhoklas andsome hot pav bhaji, the entire unit is working with great enthusiasm in the lapof nature in the banks of a river, with all actors chilling out between inplastic chairs in the sugarcane fields, with Nana’s infectious  laughtercutting through the air, as Priyan answers our query of Nana’s romantic leadwith “the only person Nana can be romantic with me in this film is me. He is adirector’s actor. He doesn’t need a woman.” Touche!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Oscars 2012











And so it came to pass that the 2012 Oscars went pretty much entirely with the predictions beforehand. Perhaps the most easy-to-guess bunch of winners in years, at least based on the nominations least, it’s hard to find a single category that didn’t go with expectation this year, as The Artist swept up many of the main prizes.
Amongst the highlights? You’d have to have a heart of stone not to applaud the decision to bestow on Oscar on The Muppets’ song, Man Of Muppet. Likewise, Rango taking home the Best Animated Feature prize was a reward for Hollywood’s richest and best animated movie of 2011.
The snub of the night? For us, that was the special effects prize going to Hugo, over Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2. It remains odd, especially considering the later films, that the Academy has never rewarded the often-astonishing effects work in Potter. Our hope, at the least, is that the team behind it had a good night out.
Still, the night belonged to The Artist (and Hugo, on the technical side, which left Transformers: Dark Of The Moon statueless, scandalously. Ahem.) and here’s the full list of winners…
BEST PICTURE
The Artist
BEST ACTRESS
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
BEST ACTOR
Jeam Dujardin (The Artist)
BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (The Descendants)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYWoody Allen (Midnight In Paris)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Man Or Muppet (The Muppets)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Ludovic Bource (The Artist)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer (The Help)
BEST FILM EDITING
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Separation
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Rango
BEST ART DIRECTION
Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo (Hugo)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Robert Richardson (Hugo)
BEST SOUND MIXING
Tom Fleischman and John Midgley (Hugo)
BEST SOUND EDITING
Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty (Hugo)
BEST COSTUMES
Mark Bridges (The Artist)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning (Hugo)
BEST MAKE UP
Mark Coulier and J Roy Helland (The Iron Lady)
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr Morris Lessmore
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Undefeated
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Saving Face
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
The Shore

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mandy's incentive to loose weight

Mandy Takhar is a true Punjabi kudi in every way and more so with regards to her eatinghabits. She weighed around 65 kgs and had a waist size of 34 inches, and is a completefast food freak. However at the audition of Bumboo when they asked her if shewas willing to wear a bikini in the film, she accepted the offer and took it up asa challenge.
She then consulted a nutritionist and stuck to a strict vegetariandiet and also enrolled herself for kick boxing classes and dutifully managed to knock off 15Kgs in just a month and a half so she could look stunning in a bikini. It paid off as she stands out for being the only lady in an all male starcast

Friday, February 24, 2012

Blood Money - Amrita Puri wants to make it big

Amrita Puri wants to make it on her own... 


Who would have thought that Amrita Puri, who belongs to a highprofile financial bigwig’s family would be struggling like a new comer to be infilms.  And that too as a choice.Surprised, we were too when we heard about it.
Amrita Puri is daughter of financial wizard and head honchoof HDFC Aditya Puri.

If she wanted she could have got any number of films to do,however she has chosen the difficult path and decided to struggle like any newcomer and break new grounds on her own.
Appreciated for her work in Aisha, where she played Sonam Kapoor'syounger friend, she is now returning to celluloid with Blood Money oppositeKunal Khemu. 
She like any new comer given auditions and bagged the roleon her merit.
Like her real life, her character in Blood Money is someonewho believes in making mark in career on her own terms and not using any shortcuts to achieve goals whereas Kunal Khemu's character is someone who will notstop at anything to achieve success. Amrita Puri plays Kunal Khemu's wife, who is an anchor and almost his conscious.
Blood Money releasing on 30th March, is a tale ofa small town guy who comes to a city with a lot of dreams and grit to achievethose dreams whatever may be the cost.

IIFA WEEKEND PRESS CONFERENCE

The Biggest Celebration of Indian Cinema, the NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra returns to Amazing Thailand for the 19 th edition, exact...