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Padmini Kolhapure marks her Television Debut with Sony TV's Ekk Nayi Pehchaan

It seems like 2014 is going to be the year of television debut for many leading Bollywood veterans. Veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure is all set to join the bandwagon by entering the small screen. Padmini will be seen in a central role on Sony TV’s Ekk Nayi Pehchan. What is interesting to note is that both Padmini and Poonam not only grew up together in the industry but also started their Bollywood career together 30 years back. They were last seen together in the 90’s film ‘Qurbani Rang Layegi’. And now to see them together for the first time ever on Ekk Nayi Pehchan will surely be a complete visual delight!  Ekk Nayi Pehchaan is an Indian television drama series which tells the story of women empowerment and education through relationships. The show stars Poonam Dhillon and Krystle D'Souza in lead roles.

The Indian Transformer: Roadie Nikhil Sachdeva

Winner of Roadies XI Nikhil Sachdeva was named ‘Transformer’ during the reality show by judges Raghu & Rannvijay!
Nikhil Sachdeva, the winner of Roadies XI hosted by popular VJ Rannvijay Singh & Raghav, has definitely earned his place in the current season after a rejection in auditions for Roadies X & was called as the Transformer during the show by the judges.  The enthusiastic Guinness Book Record Holder Tattoo Artist Nikhil Sachdeva, after receiving flak from the judges Rannvijay & Raghav for being overweight during the auditions of Roadies X, only came back fitter & better impressing the judges much during the Roadies XI Delhi auditions currently being one of the strongest contenders on the show & finally winning the title.  On being the winner, Nikhil mentions, “I feel on the top of the World right now like a king of the Jungle. ButI am still holding my ground and would rather try that this fame doesn't get to my head and  I can make something useful ou…

Strip down for Romance on TV…WHY NOT? : Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra amused by televsion producers turning down his Naked Dating Reality show concept Delhi based actor & model; also the only Naked Yoga Trainer in India, Vivek Mishra created quite a stir with his wild card entry in television’s popular reality show Bigg Boss soon after which he received numerous offers for other reality shows but nothing that excited the witty & quirky yoga master. Delhi was abuzz with news of Vivek Mishra getting offered to play a host in VH1’s most talked about untitled Naked Dating show that the yoga master had to turn down due to certain disagreements with the production house. Albeit Vivek pretty much liked the idea to bring a similar concept & present it before the Indian audiences with his own Naked Dating show but he knew what was coming, “I did approach few people who I could trust with the concept of my Naked Dating show, as much as they seemed pretty excited about the entire new thing, they didn’t really want to go ahead only fearing …


HIS FIRST ALBUM IN 7 YEARS FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH SALIM-SULAIMAN AND SHREYA GHOSHAL MaestroUstadRahatFateh Ali Khan has signed to leading record label, Universal Music India for the release of his long awaited album ‘Back 2 Love’.  The album, his 4thand his first in 7 years will be released globally on 9th June`14. The album goes `live’ for pre-order tomorrow across e-commerce portals in India. `Back 2 Love’is a stunning collection of 10 soulful melodies that will enthrall audiences, both new and existing. The album includes collaborations with prolific Indian musicians including the music composer brother duo Salim- Sulaiman and a duet with the talented play back singer Shreya Ghoshal. It must be noted here that the Ustaad of `Qawaali’ and `Sufi’ music, Rahat has an envious list of Bollywood hits to his credit including “Sajda” (My Name is Khan), “Teri Ore” (Singh is King), “O Re Piya” (AajaNachle), &“JiyaDhadakDhadak”(Kalyug) to name a few amongst his poignant works that hav…

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Paramount - Imagine Dragons Online announcement

MICHAEL BAY’S “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION” TO FEATURE AN ORIGINAL SONG BY THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BAND IMAGINE DRAGONS THE BAND CONTRIBUTED CREATIVELY IN THE SCORING PROCESS WITH THE FILM’S COMPOSER STEVE JABLONSKY WILL PERFORM LIVE AT THE FILM’S WORLD PREMIERE IN HONG KONG ON JUNE 19th HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 13, 2014) – Director Michael Bay, film composer Steve Jablonsky and Paramount Pictures are collaborating with the Grammy Award-winning band IMAGINE DRAGONS to feature the band’s original music in the upcoming film “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION,” one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. Following an early footage screening of the film, IMAGINE DRAGONS wrote the original song “BATTLE CRY,” which Bay used in critical points in the film. Additionally, the band contributed original music during the scoring process by recording cues with Jablonsky, the film’s composer, and Hans Zimmer, who assisted in the process. The collaboration resulted in added depth to the sound of t…


BAND SIGNS WORLDWIDE TOUR DEAL WITH LIVE NATION Multi-platinum, 3-time GRAMMY-Award winning band Maroon 5 has signed to Interscope Records. The group¹s highly anticipated fifth studio album, titled V, will be released on September 2, 2014, which will be preceded by a new single that will be released this summer. In addition, the band has signed a worldwide tour deal with Live Nation with tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Recorded in LA over the past year with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin, V reunites Maroon 5 with long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael who took a hiatus while the band recorded 2012’s Overexposed. Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound the…

City Lights Star-cast seen in Sony TV’s Ekk Nayi Pehchaan

Movie Promotions are incomplete without integration with a daily soap and joining in this clan is the star-cast of the upcoming movie City Lights.  A little birdie from the sets of Ekk Nayi Pehchaan has informed us that the talented actor Rajkummar Rao and his beautiful co-star Patraleka would be seen in one of the special episode in the show. Accompanying them would be the new love birds Sakshi and Karan who would be seen meeting them at a special event. It is known that this special episode is being shoot today and would be aired in the coming week. To catch the special integration episode tune into Ekk Nayi Pehchaan from Monday to Thursday at 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

Alia Bhatt gets emotional and bursts into tears after watching City Lights!

 Mahesh Bhatt youngest daughter Alia Bhatt hosted a special screening of Hansal Mehta's Citylights recently, for her family and friends along with Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha , director Hansal Mehta and Producer Mahesh Bhatt.  The actress was in for a complete surprise and was awestruck by Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha's performance in the film and couldn't stop praising the duo. The experience was overwhelming for Alia and the movie left her speechless!  “The trailer of the movie was very good and interesting. After watching the film, I am speechless. It was outstanding. We already have a national award winner, Rajkummar Rao in the film. But Patralekha, this is her debut film and she has acted so well which I don’t think I can ever touch upon!” says Alia Bhatt “After Highway, I always used to see if people have tears in their eyes. Then I think that the movie is a hit! And I came out crying of the theatre, so the director was very happy!” said an emotional Alia Bhatt. Well, wit…

Kochadaiiyaan breaking all records

Smash hit! Kochadaiiyaan breaking all records in Tamil Nadu. Biggest Rajinikanth opener. Trade pundits are predicting 100 crore share just in Tamil Nadu. Rajinikanth returning to Chennai today to celebrate. Overseas too the film creating waves , huge hit in UAE, all records broken.  Very good response in USA, Malaysia and Singapore as well.

Saif Ali Khan and Esha Gupta – The new sizzling pair in B-town!!

All set to turn the heat on in ‘Look Into My Eyes’ from Humshakals!! After Callertune and Piya Ke Bazaar, Humshakals team has launched their 3rd song ‘Look Into My Eyes’ which is a party number featuring Saif Ali Khan and Esha Gupta The dashing Saif and the ever so sexy Esha Gupta’s chemistry is something to look out for in the song and the music of the song will definitely make you groove to the beats. Look Into My Eyes is sung by Ash King and Neeti Mohan. So get set to dance to the tunes of 'Look Into My Eyes' as Saif and Esha turn the heat on. Catch the glimpse of the song:  Youtube Link :

Global designer Salim Asgarally brings fashion education to underprivileged

Supports Smile Foundation youth with scholarships to enter fashion industry A name synonymous with high craftsmanship & articulation in his creations, with embellishments made from highly creative blend of east and the west, his world famous collections gracefully adorn the homes of Hollywood celebs like Brad Pitt & Madonna.Top models like Bipasha Basu & Aishwarya Rai have flaunted his creations in fashion shows. Designer Salim Asgarallynow makes fashion become a platform for change when he had top women directors walk the ramp for Smile Foundation's charity fashion show to signify their solidarity towards the girl child cause.Asgarally held a Fashion Workshop forOHOWMANunderprivileged youngsters in association with the Smile Foundation. The youth are in the age group of 18 to 25 who are part of Smile Twin e-Learning Programme (STeP) conducted by Smile Foundation across its centres in Mumbai. 
STeP is the livelihood programme for the underprivileged youth, wherein the yo…

Sky is the limit: Ek Mutthi Aasmaan celebrates high TRPs

Tony & Deeya Singh of DJ’s A CreativeUnit threw a bash for cast & crew of their show ‘Ek Mutthi Aasmaan’ With soaring TRPs, the family drama ‘Ek Mutthi Aasmaan’ on one of the biggest GECs has a reason to celebrate; Tony & Deeya Singh threw a success bash for the cast & crew of the daily soap. Tony & Deeya played perfect hosts to the guests and the cast of the show Shilpa Shirodkar, Ashish Chaudhary, Mohit Dagga, Suman Shashi Kant, Tuhina Vohra, Ashish Nayyar, Shirina Singh, Rachana Parulkar & other crew present at the party at a posh suburban lounge. Ek Mutthi Aasmaan follows the story of a domestic worker ‘Kamla’ played by Shilpa Shirodkar. She is a selfless maid who works in a big Seth’s house. The show has recently soared  to  high TRPs , although the show had a buzz since the very beginning after going on air, Tony & Deeya surely have a reason to celebrate with the cast , DJ's creative unit parties are always super successor and so was this on…

Hugh Jackman goes nude for X Men Days Of Future Past!!

The actor reveals all about his nude scene! The excitement and anticipated around the 7th X Men movie X Men Days of Future Past releasing on 23rd may is already reaching dizzying heights. But now it might just reach fever pitch, as Hugh Jackman has revealed there’s ‘a naked shot’ in the film!!! The actor who is back as Wolverine in Days Of Future Past has revealed all about his nude back scene in the opening scenes of the film which shows his entire backside!! Hugh said that the scene in question is ‘not front naked – it’s PG-13 – but full-body.’ He explained: ‘So I made it very clear that I wanted to know the date I’d be shooting that stuff. That was May 21. And I remember about three weeks before that, I hear, "Oh, we’re having some trouble with the day, we might push it off a few weeks." ‘I said, “Absolutely not! I don’t care, you can push anything back you want, but I’m naked on that day!” The 45-year-old works out all the time, and it seems he upped the ante befor…

Emraan Hashmi meets street hustlers for his role in Raja Natwarlal.

In order to effectively play a conman in RajaNatwarlal, EmraanHashmi read a lot about Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava alias Natwarlal, a notorious conman who was known for his elaborate cons like selling the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort and the Parliament House. Apart from this, he also met a few street hustlers to learn ‘sleight of hand’ or what is known as ‘haat ki safai’ for the role. Director Kunal Deshmukh said, “Emraan learned a lot of sleight of hand tricks from these hustlers and we have used as few hand doubles as possible for the scenes involving these tricks as Emraan has shot for most of such scenes himself.” Also starring Paresh Rawal, Humaima Malik and Kay Kay Menon, ‘RajaNatwarlal’ shot in Mumbai, Dharamshala and Cape Town, will present the dark horse of Bollywood in a ‘never-before-seen’ avatar.  Emraan plays a modern day Natwarlal who along with his partner in crime, lives off short cons and day-to-day hustles in Mumbai. The movie progresses through many twists and turns…

Aalia Bhatt hosts special screening for Citylights

Mahesh Bhatt youngest daughter  Aalia Bhatt held a special screening of Hansal Mehta's City lights on Sunday evening for her family and friends along with Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha , director Hansal Mehta and Producer Mahesh Bhatt. The actress was in for a complete surprise and was awestruck by Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha's performance in the film and couldn't stop praising the duo. The experience was overwhelming for Aalia and the movie left her speechless! A source close to the team said , ' Aalia has been excited for this film since she has been hearing a lot about it from everyone. So the moment she came to know that the film is ready she requested if she could watch it. And she is extremely overwhelmed by the performances from everyone in the film.' Well, with the screenings just begun we hope that the film does wonders. CITYLIGHTS is based on the life of a trader in Rajasthan who comes to the City of Mumbai with his wife and daughter in hope of a better …

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Indian Television Premiere on Sony PIX (Sunday, 18th May) with Hindi translation too.

Get Ready To Get Naughty! ~Tune in on Sunday, 18th May at 1 PM & 9 PM to catch the Indian Television Premiere of ‘The Smurfs 2’ only on Sony PIX~ The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. Tune-in to find out whether the Smurfs succeed in stopping Gargamel or not only on Sony PIX this Sunday at 9 pm. The Smurfs are back; catch their new adventure in the Indian Television Premiere of ‘The Smurfs 2’ on Sunday, 18th May at 1 PM & 9 PM only on Sony PIX.

Vikram Singh To Play A Baddie In Kannada Film ‘Rana Vikrama’

Actor VikramSingh, who has already played anti-hero roles in Telugu films and will be next seen playing the antagonist Rajjo Fauji in Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Heropanti’, which is directed by Sabbir Khan, will be soon making his Kannada debut.
Singh will be seen playing the antagonist in Singh in Kannada film ‘Rana Vikrama’, which has been directed by hit film-maker Pavan Wadeyar and produced by Jayanna with Kannadasuperstar Puneeth Rajkumar playing the protagonist. Talking about the project, Singh said, “I am elated to be part of Rana Vikrama, as this is my first movie with Puneeth Rajkumar. I am aware of the legendry family of Puneeth and I consider myself lucky to debut in his movie. I was impressed with the characterization of the negative role and did not think twice after the director narrated me the story of Rana Vikrama.”

The Army girl sizzles the ramp! Kavitta Verma took the modeling route after her acting stint opposite Sanjay Dutt in Policegiri!

Delhi based actor Kavitta Verma created a stir with her very first debut on 70 mm screen opposite Sanjay Dutt in the film Policegiri dancing to the moves by Ganesh Acharya. Post the release, Kavitta coming from an army background started getting flooded with modeling assignments & ad commercials.
Kavitta Verma after having done extensive theatre from NSD, Delhi & print ad shoots down south, and the glamorous actress has taken the modeling route & already sizzled the ramp as showstopper for renowned designer Swapnil Shinde & Gautami Dange. “The ramp gives me this rush, everything is live, spontaneous, and you have people looking at you with every step that you take, also you get to wear these chic & glamorous outfits. I totally love it & I’m considering to doing more of these shows.”
Changing her exercise routine drastically Kavitta quips, “As an actor, you are constantly required to look good but when it comes to being the showstopper, you need to be more fit, you…

Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai to Release on 13th June 2014.

MachhliJalKiRani Hai, A Paranormal Thriller is directed by Debaloy Dey. The film stars Bhanu Uday, Swara Bhaskar, Murli Sharma and Reema Debnath. The Film is Produced by Shri Wardhman Movie Ventures Pvt. Ltd.  The Music is given by Amit Mishra. It is scheduled to release on 13th June 2014. Swara Bhaskar  (Ayesha) and Bhanu Uday (Uday Saxena) are a happily married couple living in Mumbai. Uday, a mechanical engineer, works at a private company and they are living a perfect life with their four year old son Sunny. One day, while coming back from a party, they are involved in a major road accident in which the other driver dies on Ayeshas' windshield, an incident that plays on her mind and depresses her.
When Uday's boss offers him the job of managing a Jabalpur factory, he accepts the opportunity to give Ayesha a change of atmosphere.
Uday becomes busy with his job and rearranging their life. Ayesha starts to feel the presence of someone in the house that no one else can.…