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Thurs 2th April’15-(6pm & 9pm) and
Sun 5th April’15-(5pm & 8pm)
Atmakatha (Hindi)
Starring Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Writer: Mahesh Elkunchwar
Direction & Design: Vinay Sharma
Synopsis : As an ageing writer dictates his memoirs to a young scribe, conflicting truths emerge about his relationship with his estranged wife and her sister.   Atmakatha
Fri 3th April’15 - (3pm & 7pm)
Har Marz Ki Dawa (Hindi)
Writer: Moliere
Direction & Design: Mahmud Alam
Synopsis : A rich father believes ‘Love’ is a disease. He calls upon the services of Medical Doctors to cure his daughter of it.   Har Marz Ki Dawa
Fri 3th April’15-(5pm & 9pm)
?kya tum mujhse pyaar karte ho
 (Hindi, English)
Writer: R.D.Laing
Direction & Design: Vinay Sharma
Synopsis : Love’s conversations, it’s deepest worries and puzzles presented in the style of an intimate revue where love is a Madhouse.   ?kya tum mujhse py…

The "Mijwan" Legacy Lives On !

Kaifi Azmi was a colossus of our times who marched across our nation’s canvas of art and culture. He was a rare poet who practiced what he preached and worked to empower Mijwan a tiny village in Eastern UP where he was born. From his tireless commitment to the betterment of his village, rose his  passionate determination to ensure a right to education for every child. He believed India can make real progress only when the girl child is placed at the center of development and is guaranteed equal opportunity to education health and employment. From a village frozen in time ,Mijwan has been transformed into a model village. This year on the 4th April 2015, as we celebrate the 5th year of the Annual Mijwan fashion show by Manish Malhotra, our theme -MIJWAN - THE LEGACY epitomizes the continuing realization of Kaifi Saab’ ​​ s vision and the wonderful legacy of hope and empowerment for the assured future of all, particularly the underprivileged.   This is the legacy bestowed upon us. This is th…


Critically acclaimed UK troubadour JAMES BAY has released his much anticipated full-length debut album, Chaos And The Calm[Republic Records]. BAY has also released the official music video for his hit single “Let It Go”. BAY kicked off his U.S. headline tour in New York City with a SOLD OUT show at the Bowery Ballroom. The tour continues on April 27 at Mod Club in Toronto and will wrap at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on May 14. Full tour routing can be found below. 2015 has already been a breakout year for the internationally acclaimed UK singer and songwriter. At the end of December, he hit the stage at Late Night with Seth Meyers for his first-ever stateside television performance and was recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the SXSW festival.  BAY has been profiled by tastemakers such as Spotify, Buzzfeed, Entertainme…

Money Doesn’t Come Before Commitments!

Ek baar joh Isha ne commitment kardi, toh kardi! She is not someone who turns away from her commitments no matter what. Recently the gorgeous actress was offered a very lucrative offer which would have tempted anyone but given the actress had commitments down south….
Isha was recently offered an extremely tempting offer by a Marathi Television channel wherein the gorgeous mulgi was supposed to be judging a dance show, but given Isha is already neck deep in work with her commitments down south there was no way that she could have considered the offer, even if the offer was a whooping Rs. 80lacs!!! “There is only this much that one can do, Isha has two films down south and she is one of the most committed actors ever, she refused to even consider the offer that was made, because her film commitments would not have allowed her to give the kind of hours that the reality show would need, so she promptly excused herself,” quipped our source.

Arijit Singh to perform LIVE ​at Central Park, Kharghar

Musical fans will enjoy an evening of history in the making - with the coming together of the ​s​ymphonyo​rchestra and singing sensation, Arijit Singh for the first time in LIVE concert, hosted by Red Letters Inc. Navi-Mumbai, Maharashtra: An evening of scintillating aural experiences is on its way – for the likes of the​ s​ymphony ​o​rchestra in association with the dulcet tones of musical genius, Arijit Singh are set to perform in a LIVE concert on April 5, 2015 at Central Park, Kharghar, Navi-Mumbai, 05:00 P.M. onwards . The grand event is being organised byRed Letters Inc.can surely find no better stage than the Central Park at the heart of the modern and palpitating Navi-Mumbai. The 26-year old singer alone, deems no further introduction – with his haunting melodies raging in the hearts of the nation – the concert is guaranteed to propel his fandom even further. With numerous live performances in his kitty,ArijitSinghstill mentions feeling an odd mix of excitement and nervousness. He…

Goldie Behl to collaborate with Bhushan Kumar!

Producer Goldie Behl joins hands with T-Series to co-produce a family drama to be helmed by filmmaker Mohit Suri. Known to back strong content , producer Goldie Behl is all set to start work on his next, a family drama. Goldie, under the Rose Movies banner will co-produce the film along with T-Series. The untitled project will be directed by Mohit Suri and will be based on a relationship between a father and son. The project which is still in a preliminary stage will feature a stellar cast,however, the makers remain tight-lipped about details at this stage.

Children can now express through Music at KidZania Mumbai with Furtados

~Music School role-play experience for kids~ Furtados launched their music training school activity for kids today at KidZania Mumbai the global indoor theme park. The launch of the Furtados School of Music (FSM)activity was done by Gino Banks a versatile musician who has work at both local and international level.  At the FSM activity children will learn the nuances of music like rhythm, melody and tempo.Through this activity kids willget together to form their own bands, experience playing various musical instruments like keyboards, drums and guitars and give a public performance. This activity aims at helping children to understand their interest in music and teach them importance of team work and co-ordination while honing their creativity.  Speaking on the occasion, Viraj Jit Singh – Chief Marketing Officer, KidZania India, said “KidZania believes that creative expression is an important part for the overall development of kids. We are very happy to welcomeFurtados School of Mus…

15 Cities, Grossing Over 1 Million Touch Points ~ Viacom18 Motion Pictures Launches Massive Teaser Campaign for Gabbar is Back ~

In a first-of-its-kind teaser initiative in the Indian film industry, Viacom18 Motion Pictures launched a massive campaign for its upcoming action thriller ‘Gabbar is Back’. The initiative makes a daring new announcement - Bad is the New Good.Touching a phenomenal 1 Million touch points across 15 cities pan India, this 360 degree promotional drive was targeted at a grass root level in an attempt to effectively reach out to the aam junta. Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali reunite for this multi-starrer film with action maestro─Akshay Kumar in the lead. Fighting for a cause, Gabbar– an aamaadmi himself – believes in standing up for what is right and is seen battling various grass root level corruption in his unique albeit brutal manner. With larger than life action sequences and a gripping storyline, the film will witness Akshay Kumar in a never seen before avatar. Talking about this mammoth activation, Rudrarup Datta – VP, Marketing - Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “The …


Balaji headhoncho, Ekta Kapoor, who pioneered the way for female producers in the country and continues to remain the Czarina of Indian Television, now ventures into the fashion segment with her signature label "EK" The power player made a formal announcement today at a press conference in Mumbai, launching the label that features women's clothes and accessories, with lead actors from her top shows, namely 'Sakshi Tanwar, Anita Hanandani, Divyanka Tripathi, Paridhi Sharma, Sriti Jha & Karan Patel. Ekta Kapoor's signature line will be available on Best Deal TV, India’s first celebrity-driven 24/7 Home Shopping Channel, that will be aired nationwide from March 18 onwards.
Says Ekta Kapoor, "I've always looked to venture into new territories and with my label I hope to reach out to women across the country. 'EK' is an endeavor to make fashion accessible and affordable".
Says Raj Kundra, CEO, Best Deal TV, " Ekta Kapoor has been a pione…

Now feel the spook four times a week with Aahat!

The popular horror show Aahat on Sony Entertainment Television has definitely hit the right spots with the viewers as the makers and the channel have taken a decision to air the show four times a week. Tagged as one of the scariest shows on Indian television, this season of Aahat has sleek storylines with scary twists. Each of their episodes have also featured popular faces from the industry. Aahat this season has highlighted stories which have left a lasting impression on the audience creating the right stickiness of the show while induction newer viewers into the horror genre. Previously, airing on Wednesday and Thursday, this horror how will now air from Monday –Thursday from March 23rd, 2015. A source from the production house informs us saying, “Aahat is the right mix of intrigue and spookiness without being gory which is why the audience is appreciating the show so much and they keep coming back for more. With the show airing four times a week, we will have more scope to develop …

DJ Shilpi Sharma receives an award at Young Women achievers awards

A woman is the full circle, within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. She has the spark in her to fight with all the odds what life throws at her. In many of such strong womans there is also our very own DJ Shilpi Sharma. A girl hailing from a small town, fighting with the extremes of depressions in her life, Shilpi has come out as a phoenix from the ashes.  Recognizing and motivating her fighting spirit she was recently awarded for Young Women achievers award. On eve of Women's Day, Young Environmentalists Trust Woman Achiever’s award, felicitated all the powerful strong women from different fields who have been a motivation to many.  It honored women from all over the world to share their stories for which they have worked by the sweat of their brow, and challenged to arise out of the dust of the earth to emerge as achievers. Recalling about this very special moment, Shilpi Sharma says “It felt really good that someone has recognized your hard work. It was a pro…

Imran Abbas contributed Rs.4 lakh to an NGO that helps cancer

Imran Abbas, who is shooting for Muzzafar Ali’s next Jaanisaar, recently pleasantly surprised all by showing his magnanimous side during the film’s shoot. Recently, on the sets, one of Imran’s friends introduced him to a representative of an NGO that works towards helping cancer patients. Moved by the organization’s aim and effort, Imran, who’s popularity amongst the masses has significantly been enhanced by his latest TV show ‘Dil-E-Nadan’, offered monetary help to the NGO concerned. A source says, “His Pakistani TV shows are on air in India and are doing well. As a result, a lot of his people recognize him and, therefore come to see his shoots. Recently, one of Imran’s friends brought a person along with him to the sets. He told the actor about the NGO and that it also helps the cancer patients’ families earn a livelihood if needed.” Touched by the stories he heard about the NGO, Imran asked the representative to meet him the next day. That’s when he donated money worth Rs. 4 lakh to th…


Shweta Subram become the youngest vocalist of Indian origin to perform at the Carnegie Hall with her performance at the prestigious venue with The Piano Guys. An Indo-Canadian playback singer, she primarily sings in Hindi, though she has also lent her voice to other languages. Shweta is the recipient of multiple awards including the North American Best Singer award. Her recent performance at the Isaac Stern Auditorium was lauded by the ecstatic audiences trailed by innumerable requests for a follow-up concert. The concert was recorded live for a 2015 album of The Piano Guys whose rendition of Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ has crossed 10 million views on YouTube. Along with the performance at Carnegie Hall, Shweta toured with The Piano Guys for sold out shows in Toronto, Montreal, Reading, and Syracuse. Shweta has umpteen reasons to smile this year having recently made her foray into Bollywood as a playback singer with Ayushmann Khuraana for Hawaizaada, lending her beauti…


Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" has become the fastest-selling single of the year. Even though the film has been banned in India, Indian fans can still enjoy the OST album of the first film of the trilogy. The official soundtrack for the film has become the fastest-selling multi-act soundtrack in a decade. Featuring original music by Beyoncé, Sia, The Weeknd, and Ellie Goulding, the album, released by the Universal Music Group, sold more than 428,000 units in its first two weeks, according to Nielsen Music, and this week sends two hit singles to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 (Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” No. 3; and The Weeknd’s “Earned It,” No. 9). While both the book as well as the movie have been cast in a less than favorable light by critics, the soundtrack has been incredibly well received as a success both artistically as well as commercially. The album has been a roaring success internationally as well as in India! It’s been held the #1 position no…

Highway, Diya Aur Baati Hum, Udann and Beti project honoured at Elevate 2015

Imtiaz Ali's movie Highway, the Star Plus daily soap Diya Aur Baati Hum, Colors social message show Udann and Anu Ranjan's NGO Beti fighting for the cause of the girl child, were honoured with felicitations at The Third Eye's program Elevate 2015, the second annual conclave held at The Club, Mumbai, this week. In partnership with The Club, the event was marked by panel discussions and felicitations of various network and studio teams, Bollywood film and television writers, producers and directors, whose projects have made a profound impact on audiences. Coinciding with the International Women's Day, Garry Lyons of the University of Leeds, UK, along with activist-filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, presided over the conclave. Ms Vinta Nanda, CEO and managing director, ACEE The Third Eye gave the opening address. Prominent speakers including Amit Khanna, Ketan Mehta, Deepa Sahi, Sudhir Mishra, Dr. Sanjiv Badhwar, Sanjay Tripathy, Dr. Nikhil Datar, Anu Ranjan, Suhail Tatari, Dr. Lat…

Upen Patel recently refused to endorse a skin-whitening cream as he feels the fair skin obsession in our country needs to be discouraged

Bollywood actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Randeep Hooda refusing to endorse fairness creams, as they didn’t want to encourage racist stereotypes. And the latest actor to join the list is actor-turned-reality-show-star, Upen Patel.  Reliable sources confirm that Upen recently refused an offer to endorse a fairness cream brand.A reliable source says, “Upen was recently approached by a skin care brand asking him to endorse a skin-lightening product. But apparently, he turned down the brand.” The source further adds, “He refuses to endorse anything that puts a value or discriminates a person based on his skin colour, taking a stand similar to what Nandita Das had done a few years  ago. ”Confirming the news, Upen says, “This fair skin obsession has to be discouraged. It’s so regressive and problematic to put a value, negative or positive to skin colour. It’s actually the seeds of racism and only promotes low self-esteem. For me, I believe in loving yourself just the way you are. Dusky, dark or …

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has invited his fans to suggest the title of a “docu-feature” based on his life.

Sachin has also promised a treat for those who suggest the best names. “There is something very special in store for the ones who come up with the most ideal title for my movie. I am waiting to hear from you,” he added. Tendulkar too will star as himself in the Docu-feature, conceived by Mumbai-based production company 200 Not Out in co-ordination with World Sports Group, the firm that manages Brand Sachin. The movie, to be directed by London-based writer-filmmaker James Erskine, promises “never seen before facets and footage” on the cricket legend, Apart from his presence in the movie, Tendulkar is said to be making a lot of contribution to the project, which will capture his phenomenal rise in the world of cricket. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has invited his fans to suggest the title of a “docu-feature” based on his life. Sachin has also promised a treat for those who suggest the best names. “There is somet…

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