Sunday, May 31, 2015

INDIA’S BIGGEST STARS TO SET IIFASTAGE ON FIRE IN MALAYSIA

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HRITHIK ROSHAN, SHAHID KAPOOR, ANUSHKA SHARMA, RANVEER SINGH, SONAKSHI SINHA, ARJUN KAPOOR, PARINEETI CHOPRA AND SHRADDHA KAPOOR HEADLINE THE S-CROSS IIFA AWARDS IN KUALA LUMPUR
The world’s biggest celebration of Indian cinema, the S-CROSS IIFA AWARDS will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, June 7th at the Putra Stadium.
The Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend, which begins from June 5 will bring together the world’s largest film industry to celebrate the success and magic of Indian cinema with a song-n-dance spectacular entitled IIFA ROCKS, the IIFA Fashion extravaganza, IIFA Gala Screening of the much-awaited blockbuster, Dil Dhadakne Do and then the finale S-CROSS IIFA AWARDS.

The S-CROSS IIFA AWARDS will be headlined by the biggest superstars Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh-Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra-Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh-Pulkit Samrat.

The S-CROSS IIFA AWARDS will be anchored by the “Gunday” duo Ranveer Singh and ArjunKapoor and promises to be complete with mischief, humour and repartee that will have the audience in splits.

The S-CROSS IIFA AWARDS and the IIFA ROCKS are directed by Wizcraft International Entertainment, choreographed by Shiamak Davar and will be broadcast for the first time on India’s leading hindi entertainment channel, Colors Viacom18.

S-CROSS is the new Premium Crossover from Maruti Suzuki, coming soon, and will be revealed to the audience on the IIFA Awards stage.

Colors Viacom18 will broadcast the IIFAs for the first time. Sharing the excitement of the film industry for the IIFAs, Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors said"We at COLORS are delighted to be partnering with IIFA this year. Our sole objective is to take this International Awards ceremony a notch higher and honor the best and the brightest of the Industry. The friends of IIFA are already gearing up for some scintillating performances and chartbusting gigs with newer elements and themes. With all the efforts that's been put in to scale up the show, we are certain that the mystique, vibrancy, energy and sensuality put together will make IIFA 2015 definitely a can't-miss events on the calendar ."

On June 6th, as a major highlight of the Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend, the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza would be hosted by Neha Dhupia and Vivek Oberoi. The extravagant Fashion showcase would feature renowned designers, Masaba Gupta and Rocky S. The showstoppers for this lifestyle showcase include Bipasha Basu, Dia Mirza, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kriti Sannon, Mika Singh, Aftab Shivdasani and Huma Qureshiamong others.

Speaking about Videocon’s partnership with the IIFAs, Mr Aniruddh Dhoot, Director – Videocon  said,“Videocon’s association with IIFA is now in its seventh year. Our association with IIFA began on the foundation of mutual trust, commitment to quality and acknowledging the best. Today IIFA awards have established themselves as the best Bollywood awards in the country. Both, IIFA and Videocon d2h, believe in delivering excellence in the field of entertainment and adding variety to entertainment as a whole. Our recent listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange, bears testimony to our global outlook & tremendous growth. IIFA has proved to be a very good opportunity for us and we would like to take this association further”

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft& IIFA said, “Every year we try to push the boundaries and create a brilliant cinematic experience that can bring fans closer to Indian Cinema. Arjun and Ranveer have an incredible chemistry on stage and they are going to have the crowds in splits with their antics. We have some of the best performers this year - Sonakshi, Shahid, Parineeti, Hrithik, Shraddha and Anushka - all set to create magic on stage and it’s going to be a night you don’t want to miss.”

The IIFA ROCKS being held on June 5th at the Istana Budaya would be hosted by Ayushmann Khurranaand Parineeti Chopra. Performers include SonakshiSinha, Mika, Nakash, Jacqueline Fernandez, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lisa Hayden, Lauren Gottlieb, Javed Ali, Ankit Tiwari, Kanika Kapoor, Nooran sistersand MalaikaArora. The IIFA Technical Awards would be presented at the IIFA Rocks celebration.

On June 6th two key events would be held: The IIFA Gala screening of the highly-awaited blockbuster, “Dil Dhadakne Do” and the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza.
The film is a bitter-sweet comedy drama about a family that takes a trip which changes them forever. The ensemble cast includes Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah. Dil Dhadakne Do is directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar from Excel Entertainment and Junglee Pictures.

Over the last 16 years, IIFA has left its mark on some of the most phenomenal destinations across the globe covering 4 continents and 11 countries. The celebrations have been hosted across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Canada and the United States of America. The IIFAs were last held in Malaysia in 2002, thirteen years ago. IIFA is set to rock Kuala Lumpur with electrifying performances by some of the biggest and brightest stars of Indian Cinema at the action-packed weekend in June!

What started off as a one-night awards show has grown into a mega three-day weekend extravaganza showcasing the myriad magical facets that Indian Cinema comprises. The IIFA movement has taken the world by storm by highlighting the best of Bollywood during the power-packed weekend, filled to the brim with film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases and premieres, global business forums and sporting events.

Speaking on the association with IIFA, Mr Pankaj Munjal, Co Chairman and Managing Director of Hero Cycles said, “IIFA awards are one of the most eminent and widely popular awards for Hindi cinema. We are pleased to associate with this mega event as cause partners for our campaign 'Cycling Heroes'. We believe this is a great opportunity to connect to a larger audience to spread the message of taking up cycling to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Sedentary lifestyle of the present generation is one of the biggest causes of many lifestyle diseases. It is our endeavor to encourage people, across various age groups to take up cycling as their first step towards staying fit”

Carnival Group Chairman Shrikant Bhasi said, “We are proud to be associated with IIFA which has taken entertainment industry in India to international level. Carnival is the fastest growing group and we at Carnival Cinemas are committed towards taking entertainment to the villages, small towns and the metros in India and we will have a global presence soon. For us Carnival has just begun and IIFA is the platform to celebrate it.”

Speaking on the occasion Anil Kapoor, said “IIFA’s journey over the last 16 years has been incredible and I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this phenomenon. Year after year the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema only gets bigger and brings new experiences to the film industry and fans alike. I’m looking forward to the IIFA Weekend in Kuala Lumpur, it’s truly a beautiful city and am certain that this will be a memorable IIFA as always.”

Hrithik Roshan commented saying, “Be it an award for my first film, my first international performance,  meeting John Travolta or bringing me closer to my fans across the world, IIFA has always played a special part in my journey. This year, IIFA is taking me to Kuala Lumpur and I am looking forward to the love of my fans there. Excitement is guaranteed by this celebration in our lives called IIFA.”

Shahid Kapoor spoke about IIFA 2015 saying, “I been a part of IIFA quite a few times over the years and each time it seems to get bigger and better. I’ve hosted on the IIFA stage and I’ve also performed and with every new IIFA experience I’m surprised at the novelty and excitement of the Weekend that continues to grow each year. I’m thrilled to be a part of this phenomenon again this year and I’m looking forward to visiting the incredible city of Kuala Lumpur”

Sonakshi Sinha commented on the occasion saying, “IIFA has been one of the most awaited events each year for me and also for the entire film industry as it’s the one time in the year where we all get together to celebrate over one incredible Weekend full of entertainment and fun. Last year I got to present my father with a Lifetime Achievement Award and that is one of my best memories at IIFA. It’s like an industry reunion and I’m so glad to be performing on the IIFA stage this year as well. “
With a viewership of almost 800 million, the IIFA Awards are India's biggest media event and also among the world's most-watched annual entertainment events.

Arjun Kapoor commented saying, “I’ve performed on the IIFA stage before and it’s been a great experience. IIFA is one of the most prestigious Awards ceremonies of the year and it’s a chance for the entire film industry to converge in one exotic destination to celebrate the grandeur of Indian Cinema. I’m looking forward to co-hosting the event with Ranveer and hope that it’s something the audiences will enjoy.”

About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)

Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India but an equally important objective of this prestigious brand is to create similar outcomes in its host country.  The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.

Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema& India to a wider audience. www.iifa.com  

Brijesh Shandilya-Mudasir Ali come together for actor Dillzan Wadia’s Four Pillars of Basement

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After the Banno number of superhit Tanu Weds Manu, singer Brijesh Shandilya rendered his next song Tu Hai Gajab Soniye for actor Dillzan Wadia’s Four Pillars of Basement, set to music by Mudasir Ali.
Says Brijesh Shandilya, “when I heard Mudasir Ali’s composition for the title song of the film, I simply loved it. And it was fun. And the feel of actor Dillzan Wadia’s Four Pillars of Basement was interesting and thrilling at the same time.”
Set to music by singer-composer Mudasir Ali, the song was arranged by Raja Hazarika aka DJ Czar, vocals were by Brijesh Shandilya and Deepadhrita Poddar, with rap by Raja Hazarika, lyrics by Avinash Jaiswal, sound recordist Avdhoot and the recording was at Suresh Wadkar’s Ajiwasan Studios, Juhu.
The lead pair of the film actors Dillzan Wadia and Aliya Singh were present at the recording as well. Four Pillars of Basement  is produced under the banner Kora Productions in Association with Fairdeal Studios, with producers Gautam Bafna and Pravin Chudasama from UK, and directed by Girish Nayak and is scheduled for an August release.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bollywood biggies,who made their foray into TV shows at the peak of their career

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Over the years, many top actors made their debuts on small screen as hosts or judges.After Amitabh Bachchan anchored shows like 'Kaun Banega Crorepati(KBC)' and 'Bigg Boss', we saw many A-lister’s making their foray into TV shows. These are the actors who are loved by the audiences, despite which medium they choose. Here’s our list of top Bollywood celebrities who have been a part of Television shows at the peak of their career.Salman Khan, the charmer is known for making his fans go down week on knees. The actor made his small screen debut with '10 Ka Dum'.  Salmanlater went on to host reality show 'Bigg Boss' and managed to become one of the most successful and highest paid TV host.Shahrukh Khan has always made a delightful host with his spontaneity that connects him instantly to the audience. The superstar remained connected to the small screen with reality shows like 'Kaun Banega Crorepati(KBC)', 'Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain'.Akshay Kumar’s small screen stint focused on his action hero image as the host of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'The action hero marked himself as a wonderful TV host. His fans love watching him, be its big or small screen.Aamir Khan known who is known for his perfectionist behavior, took up 'Satyamev Jayate' after a series of hits on Box Office. His show has a wide reach and a social message attached to it. And the latest to join the band is vivacious Sonakshi Sinha, who is all set to make her Television debut as judge on the upcoming season of singing reality show "Indian Idol Junior". The actress is in the panel of judges along with music composer Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant, and singerShalmali KholgadeWith the show, Sonakshi has joined the likes of all biggies who are regular on small screen. Meanwhile, her fans are excited about her new role, the show will officially go air on May 30

MAX 2 Highlights and Listings 1st- 16th June 2015 (Revised)

Monday
6/1/2015
8:00:00 PM
PARVARISH
Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna
Tuesday
6/2/2015
8:00:00 PM
KHUDGARZ
Jeetendra, Govinda, Neelam
Wednesday
6/3/2015
8:00:00 PM
AZAAD DESH KE GULAM
Rishi Kapoor, Rekha, Jackie Shroff, Pran
Thursday
6/4/2015
8:00:00 PM
GURU (1989)
Mithun Chakraborty, Sridevi
Friday
6/5/2015
8:00:00 PM
DIL TO PAGAL HAI
Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor
Saturday
6/6/2015
8:00:00 PM
WAQT
Sunil Dutt, Raajkumar, Sharmila Tagore
Sunday
6/7/2015
7:00:00 PM
AAINA
Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla, Amrita Singh
Monday
6/8/2015
7:00:00 PM
AGNI SAKSHI
Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala
Tuesday
6/9/2015
8:00:00 PM
KAALA PATTHAR
Parveen Babi, Shatrughan Sinha, Shashi Kapoor
Wedsnesday
6/10/2015
8:00:00 PM
ANJAAM
Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit
Thursday
6/11/2015
8:00:00 PM
GHAR GHAR KI KAHANI
Govinda, Farha, Rishi Kapoor
Friday
6/12/2015
8:00:00 PM
KARAN ARJUN
Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Saturday
6/13/2015
7:00:00 PM
SATTE PE SATTA
Shakti Kapoor, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan
Sunday
6/14/2015
7:00:00 PM
KISHEN KANHAIYA
Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit
Monday
6/15/2015
8:00:00 PM
CHUPKE CHUPKE
Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan
Tuesday
6/16/2015
8:00:00 PM
CHORI CHORI
Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Pran

“GLAM WITH SENSE”: says Actor/ Model Zeisha Nancy

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She’s every girl’s envy and aspiration on acting for front, Zeisha Nancy an avid believer of “Quality over Quantity” has spell her midas touch on a no. of regional films & soup operas and now expresses her desire to spin her magic in Bollywood.
 Holding a penchant for acting, Zeisha Nancy started her journey at a tender age with a vision to entertain people with her acting abilities. On her journey to pursue her dreams, Zeisha Nancy has tried her hand in various other jobs like print ads, shoots etc.
 Blame her appealing looks, the upfront ambitious actress has triumphed upon the hearts of millions with her acting abilities and now gears up to exhibit her brilliance in Bollywood.
While Zeisha pose all the elements to slip into any character with a lot of ease, she awaits for the right script which will help her bring out the actor in her and be the next big things in the industry. 
 Having exploring her credentials Zeisha says “I am reading a lot of scripts right now. I believe in Quality over Quantity. I don’t hold any qualms in being a glam doll but it should be relevant and not just to add the extra pinch of required glamour to a scene or a movie. Unlike other I feel it is not an easy job to look glamorous all the time. As much as I have the hunger to do meaningful cinema I equally pose the thirst to essay a glamorous roll which is relevant”. Acting is my passion. I want to do roles which give me job satisfaction that by the end of the day I feel satisfied that I have portrayed substantial roles”. 
Talking about her journey Zeisha say “I am a self made women, I have received work based on my caliber. I don’t desire a God father or a mentor to teach me or guide me with the rules of the industry. I believe in the supreme power of God and with his grace I have managed to transform myself. I am baby crawling step by step from a child to be a grown up artist and I deserve to be the diamond in the sky

KD Pathak vs a Sleepwalker murderer

Sony Entertainment Television’s Adaalat has seen KD Pathak successfully rescuing people and helping them get justice! This week viewers will witness a unique case which will not only leave them shocked but will also swipe KD Pathak off his feet.
The high – drama episode starts with Shrishti who lives in a hostel waking up and finding her roommates stabbed to death. KD Pathak takes up the case and starts to dig deeper so that he can nab the person responsible for these murders and hence prove Shrishti’s innocence. Upon investigation it is revealed that Shrishti was suffering from a sleeping disorder and to make things worst, the murder weapon that was discovered at the crime scene had her fingerprints.   
Is Shrishti guilty? Will KD Pathak be able to prove Shrishti’s innocence? Will he be able to unravel the mysterious murders?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Juniors set to capture your hearts

Displaying judge (3).jpgThe future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams! With many such dreams in their innocent eyes, young singers are set to captivate the nation by lending their voice to many musical notes, starting tonight. All set to create waves in the melody world, these young participants will be taking singing to an all new dimension, thereby pronouncing the comeback of the most dynamic singing reality show - Indian Idol Junior!


The show is a celebration of Indian music and intends to bring the entire family together and recreate a wholesome viewing experience. The show will not only put best of talent to the fore but will bring together some fabulous and heart–warming stories from across the nation! Young participants from varied backgrounds, trained in variety of musical genres will get the viewer’s grooving to their notes. The three judges of the season – the talented trio- Vishal Dadlani, Salim Merchant and Shalmali Kholgade have taken  upon themselves the responsibility of sifting the thrilling thirteen, contending for the title of the next ‘Indian Idol Junior’. Extremely elated with the quality of talent they saw this season, the judges have endorsed this year’s talent on the show as the best ever! Salim mentions, “it was unbelievable!! The joy these kids have given us with their singing is something I can't describe in words. They are truly the future of the music industry in india. I can't wait for the viewers to witness their brilliance.” So how would they select ‘the one’ out of a sea of so many! Shalmali adds, “From the auditions, we judges have short-listed around 120 children, who will be competing with each other in various rounds finally making it to the top 13.”

When there are hundreds to thousands, there will be surely stories galore! Inspirations, laughter, tears and determination, this season has it all. Vishal said, “Every child who comes for the audition is an inspirational story by himself. They have either moved us to tears or have given us the strength to keep fulfilling their dreams in whatever little way we can.”

So get set to embark on a musical extravaganza starting on 30th May at 8:30 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Beginning of the End is Now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes premieres on Star Movies on 31st May at 1pm and 9pm!

Every action has its consequences. For a long time, the human race has taken for granted its dominance as a sentient being. They have always assumed that nature and everything in it belongs to him and him alone and that they can experiment with it as they please. But sometimes, reality begs to differ. Ten years after the planet is ravaged due to a plague that is wiping out humanity, a group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence, have started to build a civilization of their own. What happens next is what Star Movies is bringing for its viewers with the television premiere of Dawn of the Planet of the ApesIt’s not a just a blockbuster movie, it’s a struggle. A gut-wrenching pendulum of survival that makes you think – what would you do if your freedom was at stake? What will you do if the safety of your family was threatened? Find out the ultimate rush for freedom, the most basic instinct of any species – to survive. Witness the biggest fight known to man on Star Movies, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on 31st May at 1pm and 9pm! A sequel to ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, the film recounts the ape empire’s conflicts with a sustaining human rebellion. This American sci-fi film epic received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects and its third installment is set to be released in July 2017. Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Kirk Acevedo, this film is thrilling and exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout its duration.
 

Sony Max Highlights and Listings 1st - 16th June

Monday
6/1/2015
09:00:00PM
INTERNATIONAL KHILADI-THE IRON MAN
Mahesh Babu, Amrita Rao
Tuesday
6/2/2015
09:00:00PM
DHOOM 2
Bipasha Basu, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai
Wednesday
6/3/2015
09:00:00PM
KING NO.1
Nagarjuna, Mamta Mohandas
Thursday
6/4/2015
09:00:00PM
MAIN HOON LUCKY THE RACER (DUB)
Allu Arjun, Shruti, Haasan
Friday
6/5/2015
09:00:00PM
DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE
Anupam Kher, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
Saturday
6/6/2015
08:00:00PM
UMANG -2015
Event
Sunday
6/7/2015
08:00:00PM
MUNNABHAI MBBS
Sunil Dutt, Arshad Warsi
Monday
6/8/2015
09:00:00PM
AASHIQUI 2
Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor
Tuesday
6/9/2015
09:00:00PM
ROBOT
Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai
Wednesday
6/10/2015
09:00:00PM
EK THA TIGER
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Thursday
6/11/2015
09:00:00PM
MARDAANI
Rani Mukherjee
Friday
6/12/2015
09:00:00PM
CHAK DE INDIA
Shah Rukh Khan
Saturday
6/13/2015
08:00:00PM
KHAMOSHIYAN
Ali Fazal, Sapna Pabbi
Sunday
6/14/2015
08:00:00PM
ROWDY RATHORE
Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
Monday
6/15/2015
09:00:00PM
KILL DIL
Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra
Tuesday
6/16/2015
09:00:00PM
LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI
Boman Irani, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan 

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