Tuesday, May 31, 2016

कंगना रनौत की गुजराती सिमरन !

पिछले कुछ दिनों से, कंगना रनौत के हंसल मेहता की फिल्म 'सिमरन' में मुख्य भूमिका करने की चर्चा थी। अब इस फिल्म की शूटिंग जून से एटलांटा, सैन फ्रांसिस्को, सैन जौस और लॉस  वेगस में  शुरू होने की खबर है ।  हंसल मेहता रियल लाइफ चरित्रों पर फ़िल्में बनाने के लिए मशहूर हैं।  सिमरन भी एक रियल महिला डकैत  संदीप कौर पर आधारित है।   संदीप कौर सात साल की उम्र में पंजाब से कैलिफ़ोर्निया चली गई थी।  १९ साल की उम्र में वह लाईसेंसी नर्स बन गई।  उसकी ज़िन्दगी में आपराधिक बदलाव तब आया, जब वह लॉस वेगस गई।  लॉस वेगस में उसे जुए की लत लग गई।  जुए में वह अपनी कमाई तो हारी ही, भारी क़र्ज़ में भी फंस गई। वह अपनी हारी रकम वापस लेने के लिए कितनी बेताब थी कि वह भारी ब्याज दर पर क़र्ज़ लेकर कैसिनो में १६-१६ घंटे जुआ खेलती थी।  इसके बावजूद वह लगातार हारती चली गई।  अब हुआ यह कि जिन लोगों से उसने क़र्ज़ लिया था, वह उसके पीछे लग गए।  इस पर उसे लॉस वेगस छोड़ना पड़ा।  लेकिन, सूदखोरों ने उसका पीछा नहीं छोड़ा।  उसने क़र्ज़ से मुक्ति पाने के लिए बैंक डकैती डालने का इरादा किये। वह पूरे ग्लैमरस वेशभूषा में बैंक पहुंचती थी।  केशियर को एक पर्ची देती, जिसमे लिखा होता- टिक टॉक, आई हैव अ बॉम्ब ।  पहले ही प्रयास में उसे २१, २०० डॉलर हाथ लगे।  पर यह पर्याप्त नहीं थे। इस प्रकार से उसने चार बैंक लुटे।   उसे 'बॉम्बशेल बैंडिट' का खिताब दे दिया गया।  लेकिन, आखिरी डकैती ने उसे जेल पहुंचा दिया।  ६ जुलाई २०१४ को उसने बैंक ऑफ़ द वेस्ट में डाका डाला।   केशियर ने पुलिस को सूचना दे दी।  पुलिस ने उसे ६५ मील, तीन राज्यों और दो टाइम जोन की १३० मील प्रति घंटा की भाग दौड़ के बाद पकड़ लिया।  उसे ६६ महीने की सज़ा हुई।  इसी करैक्टर पर कंगना रनौत की फिल्म है।  लेकिन, सिमरन पंजाबी नहीं गुजराती होगी।  इस करैक्टर के लिए कंगना गुजराती नाटक देख  रही है, गुजराती भाषा और उच्चारण पर काम कर रही है।  हंसल मेहता और कंगना अहमदाबाद में कुछ दिन गुजार भी चुके हैं।  उन्होंने गुजराती एनआरआई पर ख़ास ध्यान दिया।  ज़ाहिर है कि महिला बैंक डकैत की यह कहानी रोचक है। थ्रिल से भरी है।  कंगना रनौत जैसी अभिनेत्री के लिए यह करैक्टर इंटरेस्टिंग होना ही।  बहरहाल, कंगना रनौत की निखिल अडवाणी के साथ एक एक्शन थ्रिलर फिल्म फिलहाल के लिए बंद कर दी गई है।  इस फिल्म में कंगना रनौत एक सीरियल किलर के पीछे लगी महिला  पुलिस अधिकारी  की भूमिका कर रही थी।

Y-Films’ new series, LADIES ROOM, presents its wildest duo in its wackiest series

Since Bhai-fever is firmly in the air with Sultan, keeping with its batty tradition, Y-Films brings you two Behens to feverishly follow! The wackiest Indian series to premiere on the internet, Ladies Room will have two of the wildest YRF characters, the bffs (Best Friends Forever) Dingo and Khanna, setting the internet on fire with their crazy antics. Two episodes from the series are now out on the Y-Films YouTube channel for free, and a new episode will follow every Tuesday.
WATCH EPISODES 1 & 2 HERE: 
Starring two actresses from the YRF talent roster in its lead, the talented Saba Azad, last seen in Y-Film’s Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and more recently ‘The Big Date’ on Love Shots and an electrifying new find, Shreya Dhanwanthary, the two soul sisters, or, err, dil-se-behens, behave - and misbehave - in a way you’ve never seen in Bollywood so far. These girls are mad, bad and completely unapologetic about it! 
The series shows two modern young ‘girl  bros’ struggling to grow up even as they grow old, as we follow their mental adventures in six loos. Episode one of the series has the two girls getting caught by a cop in a train loo with some unlawful maal while episode two follows the behens as they have a loo disaster in the apartment where Dingo’s been living illegally. 
In the next four episodes of the six episode series, the show will tackle issues ranging from unwanted pregnancy to unwanted d**k pics, and boldly go where no man has gone before, living up to its tagline in more ways than one! 
The series is directed by Ashima Chibber, whose directorial debut was the hilarious critical and commercial hit, Mere Dad Ki Maruti. The comedy features the writing of Ratnabali Bhattacharjee and Neha Kaul Mehra and holds the singular feat of never showing men in their entirety.
Ladies Room is the third Y-Films original series after the hugely success Bang Baaja Baaraat, which was recently nominated at the Series Mania Festival in France, and Man’s World, which was made in association with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The two series have garnered over 20 million views on YouTube so far and Ladies Room promises to follow in their footsteps!
The first two episodes of Ladies Room are OUT NOW on www.youtube.com/yfilms. Mia By Tanishq is the presenting sponsor of the series.
Says Ashish Patil, Head of Y-Films, Producer, Ladies Room, “The women’s washroom is a sacred space, where shit happens – literally & otherwise. A place where girls groom, gossip, laugh, cry, bitch & more. Women will find it completely relatable and guys will hopefully get the answer to the question that’s been troubling mankind forever – why do women go to the loo in groups! We’re thrilled to have a partner like Mia from Tanishq on board who help us make the girls and the show even cooler than it already is! ;) Just like Dingo would pick up Khanna if she falls – right after she finishes laughing at her – we’re glad they’re on board to watch our backs!”



About Y-Films:

Y-Films is the dynamic, vibrant start-up at the intersection of films, creativity and youth culture that hopes to challenge the norm and detonate boundaries. Giving the youth a creative outlet and voice that will entertain and unite on film and beyond. A studio that promises to deliver kick ass content of the youth, by the youth, for the youth. And be a platform for talent – both on screen and behind the scenes – that will break and set new rules of story-telling. Wanna know more? Come on in… www.yfilms.in

Its raining money in SAB TV’s Chidiyaghar

Babuji (Rajendra Gupta) goes to watch a movie with his entire family and on returning, they find a lot of money kept in their house, catching all the family members by surprise and unaware.
Meanwhile, they hear a minister giving a speech about ‘black money’. Suspecting a connection between the two, the family members go to the minister and let him know about the money.
Meanwhile the family members of Chidiyaghar are very ecstatic about finding a huge amount of money and find unique ways to spend it. Balwan and Girbal who are taking a stroll in the market find Koyal (Aditi Sajwan) and Mayuri (ShafaqNaaz) shopping and donating 1000 rupees to a beggar and find their behavior suspicious. The two then try to steal the money, but the minister arrives there in the nick of time and stops them from doing so.
Aditi Sajwan who plays Koyal in SAB TV’s Chidiyaghar said,"The members of Chidiyaghar find a huge amount of money in their house when they return from a movie outing. The entire family is now trying to solve the puzzle as to who has left the money there. Meanwhile, the bahus of the house who have been complaining about the persistent money issues are spending the money the way they want to and in the process raising many eyebrows in the mohalla. The whole moholla gets involved in solving this mystery .They end up saving the money from getting spoiled in rains, from local goons and even from larger forces. It is actually a story that tests the morality and character of all living in chidiyaghar when money in such a humongous amount is at their disposal. Will they keep the money or will they send it back to where it belongs remains the question.”

Will Babuji and the members of Chidiyaghar be able to find the rightful owner of the money?

Yash Raj Films’ Sultan Ka Zabardast Music OUT NOW!

Here's presenting the Audio Jukebox full of fun and melody with 9                             special songs!
YRF’s Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer ‘Sultan’ has been touted as the most promising film of the year. While Sultan’s trailer has become very popular with over 11 million views, it is now time for a special treat for all to enjoy the music album of Sultan which releases today! 
Sultan’s music album is an elaborate and melodious amalgamation of folk, local, and popular music with India’s most celebrated playback talents singing for the film. Vishal- Shekhar compose for Salman Khan for the very first time, and keeping with the Yash Raj Films tradition of eternal film music, Sultan has a varied and interesting collection of 9 songs. Irshad Kamil has penned the lyrics of this winning album!
From soulful and romantic to action packed! Listen to all the music tracks of Sultan here: https://youtu.be/FCZZ6PQLZy4
#SultanMusicOutNow!
Here’s a sneak peek in each of these numbers that appear in the film at crucial points.
Baby ko Bass Pasand Hai: A typical peppy number by Punjabi pop star Badshah, this song has the enthusiastic Sultan woo Aarfa by gate crashing a wedding. Vishal Dadlani, Ishita and Shalmali Kholgade also join in this peppy track. It’s a foot tapping number that will make you want to dance wherever it plays!
Jag Ghoomeya: A romantic, gentle rendition by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, this is a folk composition that talks about the purity and spirituality of true love. Meaningful and melodious, this song touches your heart with its sound.  It also has a female version titled the same Jag Ghoomeya by Neha Bhasin .
440 Volt: Energetically crooned by Mika Singh, this high octane song delves into a love struck Haryanvi wrestler’s imagination. Sultan’s journey of falling in love is the crux of this catchy number.
Sachi Muchi: In the soulful voices of Mohit Chauhan and Harshdeep Kaur, this song focuses on two equals falling in love. It’s deep but happy and fun filled; and is unique as it is about love that emerges from their profession of wrestling and their life choices.
Bulleya: Sung by Papon, whose ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’ for YRF’s ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ is one of the most mellifluous numbers of 2015, this one is a heart touching qawwali about unrequited love. Poetically exploring the pain of longing and separation, this song has a pure and classic feel to it.
Tuk Tuk: A song about the celebration of life, Nooran Sisters and Vishal Dadlani sing about getting up from low phases and fighting back. It’s about life, in short.
Rise of Sultan and Sultan: The thumping title track that has already become popular with the trailer. Shekhar Ravjiani and a chorus sing about the film’s central theme. It’s about rising against all odds and fighting difficulties from within. The haunting and extraordinary track Sultan by Sukhvinder Singh and Shadab Faridi completes the music album! This song brings to life the physical and spiritual transformation of the film’s central character.
Produced by Aditya Chopra and written-directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Sultan will release this Eid 2016.

AXWELL Λ INGROSSO - ‘THINKING ABOUT YOU’ RELEASED ON MAY 27

Axwell Λ Ingrosso have revealed their brand new song; a huge, piano driven, vocal anthem, ‘Thinking About You’. The song sees the duo continue their reign as one of the driving and most creative forces in global electronic music. They will headline Gothenburg’s Summerburst festival this weekend, beginning an entire summer of tour dates, including headline slots at Creamfields, EDC Vegas, EDC UK, plus a reprisal of their weekly residency at Ushuaïa Beach Club, Ibiza. 
The artwork for the single is inspired by a mural by Adrian Wilson dedicated to Prince in New York. The mural forms the basis for the design as the duo wanted to continue to pay reverence and acknowledge the icon. The accompanying visuals and video (to be revealed soon) see the renowned and iconic Swedish musical exports continue to break new ground both aesthetically and sonically, as the track showcases unique pop elements from these seminal house artists. 

From Grammy Nominations and DJ Mag Top 100 placements, through to back-to-back Billboard and Beatport chart success, Axwell Λ Ingrosso are consistently at the top of their game.
‘Thinking About You’ is available here: http://axing.co/tay
About Axwell Λ Ingrosso: 
The iconic reign of Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso took new heights in the form of Axwell Λ Ingrosso. The duo have been embraced by tastemakers, luxury brands and adoring fans across the continents, a culmination of Grammy Nominations, DJ Mag Top 100 chart success and back­-to-­back Billboard and Beatport chart accession has seen the duo garner huge attention from across the globe. Kick starting with a first collaborative appearance at Governors Ball in New York in 2014, debut single ‘Something New’ kick started the project with a bang, with subsequent singles ‘On My Way,’ ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ and ‘Sun Is Shining’ put the Stockholm ­based crusaders back on the radio airwaves whilst keeping their main stage activity in full flow. The Pusha T assisted ‘This Time’ spelled an experimental twist with a charitable edge for the UNHCR from the all-­star act at the back end of 2015, leaving instrumental landmark ‘Dream Bigger’ to kick start 2016 for the duo. From landmark appearances at Coachella, V Festival and Electronic Daisy Carnival and a weekly summer residency at the prestigious Ushuaia Ibiza under their belts, the year ahead spells more high profile activity for two Sweden’s hottest musical exports of the last decade.

Sony Entertainment Television brings back India’s favorite courtroom drama “Adaalat”

                           
~Season 2 premieres June 4 at 8 p.m.~
After a successful run of its first season, India’s most sought-after lawyer KD Pathak is all set to make a comeback with season 2 of Adaalat starting June 4 at 8 p.m.  
In today’s day and age where people have easy access to information, trial by media and public in general is at an all-time high. Verdicts are passed too soon and rarely is there an effort to look beyond what appears. Hence this season, Adaalat intends to reiterate the role of the court of law. It will emphasize on the thought ‘Raay rakhne ka adhikaar sabko hai par nyaay karne ka sirf Adaalat ko’ which means while everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, only the judicial system has the right to pass a  verdict and thereby deliver justice.Produced by Contiloe Pictures, Adaalat -2 will feature gripping stories where the verdict is given basis facts and after thorough investigation. Always walking on the path of justice, KD Pathak, has an eye for detail and this season we will see the suave and witty lawyer fearlessly solving intriguing legal cases and continuing with his mission of ensuring that justice prevails While the talented Ronit Roy dons the avatar of KD Pathak, the show will also see popular actors play crucial roles. Tisca Chopra, Rakshanda Khan, Amit Tandon, Samir Dharmadhikari, Anand Goradia amongst others will be seen playing public prosecutors fighting against Ronit.  
Comments:                                              
Danish Khan, EVP and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television
“Adaalat underlines the important role that judiciary plays in our society. Through KD Pathak, it celebrates an ideal practitioner of law. KD is unpredictable, sharp and witty but always on the right side of the law. Ronit Roy as KD will enthrall our viewers. Episodic stories will be reflective of the times we live in.” 
Abhimanyu Singh, CEO Contiloe Pictures:
"In our endeavor to deliver quality content, we are happy to bring a new season of Adaalat. The show promises thriller episodes which resonate with our viewers." 
Ronit Roy aka KD Pathak:
“I am glad to join hands with Sony Entertainment Television once again for Adaalat - 2 as the show and my character of KD Pathak are extremely close to my heart. While the last season was a great success, Season 2 will see me a whole new avatar as the thought, the treatment and the story is all new. All in all, it will be an exciting new season and I hope viewers enjoy the show.”

Pump up the Bass! Kyunki #BabyKoBassPasandHai

The first song from this year’s most awaited film, Yash Raj Films’ Sultan, is here!!
Badshah’s popular renditions have become chart busters recently. And with Vishal Dadlani, Ishita and Shalmali Kholgade joining him in this high energy number, #BabyKoBassPasandHai is set to be the chartbuster of 2016! Choreographed by Farah Khan and picturised on Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma, Sultan Ali Khan gate crashes a wedding to woo the woman of his dreams, the wrestler Aarfa (Anushka Sharma) in this colourful and peppy number! With a rustic setting, this song is the first to release from Sultan’s rich and elaborate album.

Produced by Aditya Chopra and written-directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Sultan will release this Eid 2016.

Shah Rukh and Kajol recreate magic with their extravagant love sage, Dilwale on Sony MAX

Sony MAX, India’s premiere Hindi movie channel recreates the nostalgic love of the most iconic on- screen couple by bringing to the fans, Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol starrer, Dilwale premiering on Sunday, 5th June at 8 pm. High on emotions, action and comedy, Dilwale brings out gravity-defying action sequences and rib- tickling comedy at its best. 


“Dilwale” premiering on MAX on 5th June, 2016 at 8pm

Kay Kay Menon's next film is based on 1975 emergency

Madhur Bhandarkar recently announced that he is all set to make his most ambitious project which will be based during the era of 1975 emergency.
Whereas on one hand where Madhur's project is still in pre-production stage Pehle Aap Motion Pictures is all set to release their Maiden project San ​Pachattar​, which is based on the era of Emergency.
" Emergency period lasted from June 1975 to March 1977 and is one of the darkest period of Indian History. We learn true lessons of life only from history and I decided to make a film based on some unknown and uncovered events during the period of emergency. It's a fun film and is entertaining and stimulating at the same time. Its not preachy and heavy like most films have been on the supposed unfortunate event of our recent memories. The style of editing and background score makes it edgy. It is a very well balanced film keeping both entertainment and sensibilities in place and will teleport you instantly to the 70's. It's sensible yet is entertaining and rambles us into a trip. It will infuse some innovative freshness to our spectrum of movies and is the way forward. I remember The great Neil Armstrong quoted - a small step of man on moon and a giant leap for mankind. I would say it's just ballsy. To do  real justice to the role, who better than Kay Kay Menon.. He is probably the best we have and is a true artist in all senses. I am delighted and blessed that he agreed to take on the challenge yet again and this time he has surpassed the apogee  of performance ever being achieved in Indian celluloid. He reinvented it and made the character more dynamic by adding his style and nuances. We are gonna witness some awesomeness" says the producer Kabir Lovee. P. S. Kay Kay will devour us!!!
" Th​​e film is absolutely a visual and audio symphony. It is the first true Political Period Thriller of Indian Cinema.  I am happy I am a part of this film and played the most layered and myriad character of my  career till date. It took me nearly six months to get into the skin and psyche of the character and to get the crasis right. Says Kay Kay Menon.

San' ​​Pachattar​ ​is a stepping stone into the genre of Period Thriller, which has never been explored and carries a huge youth connect. The film’s plot revolves around a deal of the first mobile phone (prototype) being brought in India with emergency in the background.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Baalveer’s tryst with an Egyptian mummy

Excitement levels will be at an all-time high in SAB TV’s Baal Veer, as the plot will thicken and lead to the revelation of some interesting twists.
Manav (Rudra Soni) dreams of a mummy trying to hurt him. In class, when he is interrogated about Egyptians, he answers without hesitating. Meanwhile, Shatir Pari conspires against Baal Veer (Dev Joshi) and gets a mummy back to life, only to realize that Manav was an Egyptian prince in his previous birth and is now seeking vengeance. In an elaborate plan, Shatir Pari gets the mummy to its original look and sends a fake mummy to distract Baal Veer, so that Manav can be kidnapped and killed.
The real mummy manages to kidnap Manav and in the process, hurts Baalsakhi, who then gets hypnotized and helps to plot along with the mummy to kill Baal Veer. Meanwhile, Baal Veer, in a discussion with the paris finds out that the mummy can be killed only during a solar eclipse. Therefore, Baal Veer, with the help of Manav and the paris, chalks out an intricate plan that’ll kill the mummy and save Baalsakhi from his clutches. 
Rudra Soni who plays Manav said,  “The upcoming episodes will be a lot of fun as the audiences realise that Manav was actually an Egyptian prince in his previous birth, who is now in a quest for revenge. There’s going to be lots of action as Manav gets kidnapped by a real mummy and then Baal Veer hatches a plan to come to their rescue and save the day again!”
But, will their plan work? Will Baal Veer and Manav be able to tackle this obstacle and save the day again?
To find out, tune into Baal Veer, from Monday to Friday at 8pm, only on SAB TV.

Landmarc Films gearing up to be ‘Vazandar’

An upward journey which started as being an Assistant Director on the Hindi film 'Vivah' in 2006 finally reached being the Producer of a Marathi film in 2014, such is the story of Landmarc Films' Vidhi Kasliwal. After writing and directing Rajshri's ‘Isi Life Mein...!’ a Hindi feature film in 2010, she produced the Marathi film ‘Sanngto Aika...!’. It was indeed a 'landmarc' having a stellar ensemble cast which included the all rounder Sachin Pilgaonkar, helmed by the talented director Satish Rajwade. It was a complete package with a superb star cast, great humour, a thought provoking subject and awesome direction. And credit for the same goes to Landmarc Films.  
Next Vidhi Kasliwal is getting all set to launch her new venture... ‘Vazandar’ with another exciting subject and an equally talented star cast.
Director Sachin Kundalkar, well known for dealing with unique topics in his films, has come up with yet another compelling story. Commenting on the same Vidhi said, “Vazandar was a very personal subject that Sachin had and it instantly struck a chord with me. Its development has been such fun - a truly collaborative process. Sachin is a very sensitive and sharp person who open-mindedly takes all suggestions and beautifully weaves them into the layers of the film."
 Right from the time the shooting began, 'Vazandar' has been the talk of the town. It brings the coming together of the stylish Sai Tamhankar and the spunky Priya Bapat. Along with Siddharth Chandekar, Chirag Patil and Chetan Chitnis in important roles.
 Even in the role of producer, Vidhi Kasliwal has never let the responsible citizen in her vanish. With every film she keeps the responsibility of giving her audiences hope in mind, same in the case of ‘Vazandar’. The film is on the verge of completion and Landmarc Films is gearing up for it.


Kareena Kapoor Khan goes book shopping in London

Kareena Kapoor Khan who is hooked on to psychological thrillers and mystery novels is now a voracious reader ,all thanks to hubby Saif Ali Khan ,who has had a major influence on her.
The actress even on her recent trip to London, has been spending her free time at libraries and book stores and has picked up a variety of books . In fact,Kareena even visited some old bookstores and picked up literature that dates back to the 1700s and 1800s

प्रिंस नरुला एक्टर के रूप में डेब्यू करने को हैं तैयार

रियलिटी शोज़ के किंग प्रिंस नरुला अब एक कदम और आगे एक्टिंग में भी तहलका करने जा रहे हैं।प्रिंस हिट रियलिटी शो रोडीज़ से प्रेरित हास्य वेब सीरीज 'सोडीज़' से एक्टर के रूप में एन्ट्री ले रहे हैं।इस सीरीज में मुख्य भूमिका में बाबा सहगल नज़र आएंगे।'सोडीज़' एक हँसा-हँसा के लोटपोट कर देने वाली वेब सीरीज है जिसमे दिल्ली की एक सोडीज़ फैमिली की कहानी है जिनकी ज़िन्दगी का सिर्फ एक मिशन है कि किसी भी तरीके से उनके परिवार का कोई भी मेम्बर रियलिटी शो रोडीज़ में पहुँच जाए।शो के एक एपिसोड में प्रिंस, रोडीज़ के अधिकारिक ट्रेनर के रूप में नज़र आते हैं जो सोडीज़ फैमिली के मेंबर्स को ट्रेन करने के लिए आते हैं जिससे सोडीज़ रियलिटी शो रोडीज़ के परफेक्ट कंटेस्टेंट बन सके।जब प्रिंस से उनके इस अनुभव के बारे में पूछा गया कि उन्होंने अपने एक्टिंग डेब्यू के लिए 'सोडीज़' में स्पेशल कैमियो को ही क्यों चुना तो उन्होंने बताया," मुझे 'सोडीज़' की स्क्रिप्ट बहुत पसंद आयी, स्क्रिप्ट को एक रियलिटी किंग की ज़रुरत थी और वह मुझसे अच्छा कौन हो सकता था।इस शो में यह देखना बेहद मजेदार होगा कि कैसे सोडीज़ को रोडीज़ में पहुँचने के लिए प्रोफेशनली ट्रेन्ड किया जाता हैं।मुझे शूट के दौरान  बहुत मज़ा आया।मैंने एक पूरा दिन टीम के साथ बिताया और यह बेहद दिलचस्प रहा।शूटिंग के दौरान हर सीन इतना फनी था कि हम खुद पेट पकड़-पकड़ कर हँस रहे थे।मुझे उसी समय समझ गया था कि जब हम सब का हँस-हँस कर यह हाल है तो ऑडिएंस तो शो को देखकर मैड ही हो जायेगी। 'सोडीज़' की टीम के साथ शूट पर बिताया वह दिन मेरी लाइफ का आज तक का बेस्ट दिन है।वास्तव में मैं इस टीम को बहुत मिस करता हूँ।"
इस कैमियो के लिए आज प्रिंस की हर तरफ तारीफ़ हो रही है।इस अनोखे शो को देखने के बस आप को डाउनलोड करना है ऍप 'वूट' को या फिर आप इसे 'वूट' की वेबसाइट पर भी देख सकते हैं।इस हॉट ऍप 'वूट' पर बच्चों से लेकर बड़ों तक के लिए देखने लायक मसाला उपलब्ध है।


Nargis dresses up in a nauvari for Banjo

Gear up to see Nargis Fakhri in a never seen before avatar in Banjo! The actress will be seen wearing a nauvari sari, a typical Maharashtrian attire, in Eros International’s upcoming musical drama Banjo. Riteish Deshmukh plays a Maharashtrian street musician, a Banjo player, in the film and in this particular scene he dreams about Nargis in the attire as he imagines her as his wife. Costume designer Divya Gambhir designed Nargis’s nauvari look and it took her over two hours to get ready. The actress plays the role of Chris, a DJ, from New York. Director Ravi Jadhav says, “I always try to carry the image of Maharashtra in my cinema and in Banjo too, one shall get to see many elements of the Maharashtrian culture. I personally believe and feel that Nargis looks extremely beautiful and elegant in the sari.”

Banjo, produced by Eros International and directed by Ravi Jadhav starring Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri releases on 23rd September.

"What does it feel like being the top animation studio in India?" The Global Analyst Asked Rajiv Chilaka

"I must admit I'm pleasantly surprised," replied India’s answer to Walt Disney who will visit San Francisco and receive an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Academy of Art University, on May 23, 2016. 
(May 29th, 2016, San Francisco) President of Academy of Art University, Dr. Elisa Stephens honors alumnus Rajiv Chilaka of Green Gold Animation TV Pvt. Ltd, based in Hyderabad, India. Chilaka, known as “the animation poster boy of India,” has been acclaimed for his ground-breaking contribution to the Indian animation industry. India, with a population of 1.3 billion, includes 50% of that number under the age of 25, resulting in a large audience, ripe for Chilaka’s adventurous and morally appealing cartoon characters. 
As an honored guest of the Academy, Chilaka is attending the University’s annual Spring Show to review Animation students' work. He will also interview candidates interested in joining Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd, the animation studio best known for Chilaka’s famed character, Chhota Bheem.
Launched in 2008, Bheem is the most popular character to come out of the “Green Gold” stable. Bheem was created because, “There weren’t many Indian cartoons that catered to the Indian audience below the age of 14 years, so we decided to come up with an ideal character that could teach good values to children,” says Chilaka. The loveable character Bheem, watched by 40 million children weekly, appeals to young and old alike, with some of the highest consistent television ratings across India.
Chilaka credits his success to his time at Academy of Art University. He was inspired by Walt Disney’s success, even visiting the places in Kansas City where Disney used to live and work. With expertise gained at the Academy, Chilaka returned to India in 2000 to realize his dream. Today his studio employs over 400 animators and has created a successful franchise of 25 Green Gold retail stores across India. Popular branded products include “tiffin” lunch boxes, toys, water bottles, and food products, such as fruit drinks and wafers—all sporting the series’ characters.
“Rajiv Chilaka's astounding journey from the Academy’s animation classes in San Francisco to his own powerhouse in India has illustrated what many of our students and graduates experience here," Dr. Stephens remarked. "Learning new disciplines across the art and design world is empowering, and great goals are not insurmountable; dreamers like Rajiv can achieve anything, irrespective of hurdles or challenges.”
While in San Francisco, Chilaka looks forward to sharing Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd’s most recent animation reels, including scenes from the January film release of Chhota Bheem, Himalayan Adventure.
For further information about Rajiv Chilaka and Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd, or Academy of Art University please visit www.greengold.tv and www.academyart.edu .
About Academy of Art University
Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation. Founded in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, BS, B.Arch, MA, MFA, and M.Arch degree programs in more than 30 areas of study, as well as continuing art education, pre-college art experience programs, certificates, and teacher grants. Classes are available in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architectural Design, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Teaching Credential, Automotive Restoration, Costume Design, Fashion, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Product Development, Fashion Visual Merchandising, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Development, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design (Transportation, Toy, & Product Design), Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Social Media, Studio Production for Advertising & Design, Visual Development, Web Development, Web Design & New Media, and Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media. Students can also enroll in flexible online degree programs in most areas of study.
Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.Arch, M.Arch) and CTC (California Teacher Credential). Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information.
About Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd.
Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd has pioneered the exciting, new era of Animation in India -- that of homegrown content for children and is today the leading content provider to many of the major kids TV channels across India and Asia. Green Gold’s Chhota Bheem has been the most watched animated show in the country for the last 8 years (followed by 72% of Indian Kids) and has gone on to become the biggest Kids brand in India and #2 Kids brand in Asia. Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd clearly established itself as a leader in producing Original Indian Animated Content and it is also the only Indian Animation company to diversify itself into Licensing & Merchandising, Branded retail stores, Digital Media, and Theatrical Movie Production.
Green Gold TV Pvt. Ltd has a thriving and a rapidly growing animated library of 17500+ minutes (580 TV episodes, 67 TV movies & 4 Theatrical movies). Green Gold TV Pvt. Ltd is a highly enthusiastic talent pool of 405+ members.

Vidya Balan Designs and submits personalized poster entry for TE3N!!

On 10th June, the Power of Three will be unleashed as the formidable trio of exemplary actors , Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and  Vidya Balan in a pivotal guest appearance will be seen together in Ribhu Dasgupta's emotional thriller TE3N.Amitabh Bachchan and the team had earlier launched a special initiative to involve the fans by asking them to take part in all levels of promotions like the posters, music, information, games etc!! There are multiple options for the audience to take part in the 'Te3n it around' campaign, like creating the posters for TE3N, choosing the first song they want to hear/see, choosing what kind of a game they want to play!! With the campaign garnering a phenomenal response already with entries from all over India, we learn that Vidya Balan too has submitted a special poster designed on her own, to the team!! She came with an unusual design as is seen in the artwork and has sportingly also submitted the same as an entry for the contest! Well, looking at the poster, which aesthetically highlights all the components of the trailer, we must say it’s quite creative and striking, perhaps unlocking a hidden talent of the powerhouse actress? 

Endemol Shine India , Reliance Entertainment, Cinemaa, Kross Pictures and Blue Waters Motion Pictures, have come together for “TE3N”, which releases worldwide, June 10, 2016.

Randeep Hooda is all set to interact with his fans after the success of his recent film

After the  success of his recent release, Randeep Hooda is all set to interact with his fans live on Tuesday, 31 st May’16 between 4pm to 5pm. Reliance consumers can call on 53031666 now  & register themselves to talk with Randeep live. The event is conducted by Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. His fans have a fabulous opportunity to connect to their favourite star andReliance users will be charged Rs 30/- only per month for “Reliance Star Talk  Service”. Reliance mobile and Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd have been doing such events since long now and “Reliance Star Talk” is one among the successful initiatives by the companies. It is conducted every month for the consumers. Shemaroo has managed more than 100 Star chats over the years with various telecom operators including names like Madhuri Dixit, Sonam Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Arjun Kapoor and many more. So what are you waiting for? Connect to your favourite stars. Subscribe “Reliance Star Talk” today!

So this is how Kabir and Junaid walk into work on a monday morning (poster)


Riteish gets mucky for Banjo!

Riteish Deshmukh is not letting anything come in the way of his performance in Banjo, National award-winning film maker Ravi Jadhav's Bollywood debut. The actor who is ready to give it his best for the film recently shot in a sewer for the introductory sequence.
“Banjo artists have been a part of Mumbai's landscape for the last 100 years but they have never gained respect for their art. It's a tough job as they usually start playing from morning and go on till midnight without much rest. We wanted to portray how our hero, a Banjo player from the slums, rises with his art. Most heroes arrive on the screen on bikes, cars or horses, mine will emerge from a gutter, “says Ravi. Riteish who is currently busy promoting Houseful 3 with co-stars Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Abhishek Bachchan and Lisa Haydon spent days learning the instrument before hitting the sets. Was he sceptical about getting down and dirty in a sewer? “I believe in shooting at real locations. It lends authenticity to a film. Banjo is no different. Riteish was onboard ever since I shared the idea with him, and had no reservations about shooting it either. The entire sequence, shot in Worli, was wrapped up in two hours, “adds Ravi who is now busy with the post production of the film, produced by Eros International.
According to Ravi, precautions were taken before the final shot. “While we have a doctor on the sets at all times, Riteish was smeared in oil so the grime would come off easily. He has worked really hard on the film, “he asserts.

Banjo, produced by Eros International and directed by Ravi Jadhav starring Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri releases on 23rd September.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

चला गया 'नुक्कड़' का 'दुखिया'

नुक्कड़ के दुखिया नहीं रहे।  सईद मिर्ज़ा, अज़ीज़ मिर्ज़ा और कुंदन शाह की तिकड़ी के सीरियल नुक्कड़ में  दुखिया  का किरदार  करने वाले अभिनेता सुरेश चटवाल का आज लम्बी बिमारी के बाद निधन हो गया।  सुरेश को नुक्कड़ के दुखिया के रूप में घर घर पहचाना जाने लगा था।  लेकिन, बड़े परदे पर इस सीरियल से कहीं पहले पहचाने जाने लगे थे।  उन्होंने नुक्कड़ से डेढ़ दशक पहले ही हिंदी फिल्म  राखी राखी (१९६९) से  अभिनय के क्षेत्र  में कदम रख दिया था।  लेकिन, उन्हें पहचान मिली फिल्म प्यासी शाम में फ़िरोज़ खान के दोस्त के किरदार से।  सुरेश चटवाल ने ज़्यादातर ऎसी ही भूमिकाएं की।  भूमिकाएं चाहे कितनी छोटी रही हों, उन्होंने दर्शकों का ध्यान खींचा।  नुक्कड़ से पहले तक उनके खाते में उपहार, पिया का घर, मेरे भैया, कुंवारा बदन, आइना, प्राण जाये पर वचन न जाये, मिली, तुम्हारे लिए, सितारा, आहिस्ता आहिस्ता, नरम गरम, यह तो कमाल हो गया, सारांश, आदि फ़िल्में  दर्ज़ हो गई थी। नुक्कड़ के ख़त्म होने के बाद १९८७ से वह फिर फिल्मों में व्यस्त हो गए।  उन्होंने आवाम, आज, शिव शक्ति, थानेदार, इंद्रजीत, लम्बू दादा, फूल और कांटे, जान से प्यारा, धरतीपुत्र, बेताज बादशाह, करण  अर्जुन, कोयला, मुन्नाभाई एमएमबीएस, आदि सहित कुल ९६ फिल्मों में विभिन्न भूमिकाएं की।  कोई दो साल पहले वह टीवी सीरीज एफआईआर और उससे पहले अदालत में नज़र आये।  उनकी आखरी कुछ फ़िल्में अतिथि तुम कब जाओगे, कुछ करिये, द कैंप और नक्षत्र २०१० में रिलीज़ हुई थी।  उन्हें श्रद्धांजलि। 

कभी राम कभी दशरथ, कभी सिकन्दर कभी पोरस बने पृथ्वीराज

यह पृथ्वीराज जैसे जोड़ के अभिनेता के बस की ही बात हो सकती है।  मूक फिल्म बे धारी तलवार, शेर-ए- अरब, प्रिंस विजयकुमार और सिनेमा गर्ल जैसी मूक फिल्मों के अभिनेता पृथ्वीराज ने  पहली बोलती फिल्म आलमआरा में कुमारपुर राज्य के मुख्य मंत्री का किरदार किया था।  इस की बेटी आलमआरा यानि ज़ुबैदा थी।  मास्टर विट्ठल ने राजकुमार की भूमिका की थी।  इस कॉस्ट्यम ड्रामा फिल्म से अपने सवाक फिल्म करियर की शुरुआत करने वाले अभिनेता पृथ्वीराज कपूर ने ऐतिहासिक, धार्मिक और सामाजिक किरदार किये। धार्मिक- पौराणिक फिल्मों में  वह राम भी बने और दशरथ  भी।  वह सेलुलाइड के अर्जुन भी थे और कर्ण भी। आलमआरा के बाद अगली  फिल्म द्रौपदी (१९३१) में वह अर्जुन बने थे। लेकिन,  महारथी कर्ण (१९४४) में वह अर्जुन के प्रतिद्वंद्वी कर्ण बने ।  वह शायद इकलौते ऐसी अभिनेता थे, जिसने रामायण के  रचयिता वाल्मीकि की भूमिका भी की और वाल्मीकि रामायण के राम और राम के पिता दशरथ भी बने।  १९३४ की सीता में वह राम की भूमिका में थे।  वाल्मीकि (१९४६) में महाकवि वाल्मीकि बने थे। ३१ साल बाद उन्होंने श्री राम भरत मिलाप (१९६५) में दशरथ की भूमिका की थी।  १९४१ की फिल्म सिकन्दर में सिकन्दर महान का किरदार करने वाले पृथ्वीराज कपूर १९६५ में सिकन्दर बने दारा सिंह के सामने फिल्म सिकन्दर ए आज़म में पोरस बने खड़े थे।  के आसिफ की फिल्म मुग़ल ए आज़म में अकबर की भूमिका करने के बाद पृथ्वीराज कपूर ने फिल्म जहाँ आरा (१९६४) में अकबर के पोते शाहजहां का किरदार किया था।  इप्टा के स्थाई सदस्य पृथ्वीराज कपूर ने १९४४ में पृथ्वी थिएटर की स्थापना की और १६ सालों में २६०० शो किये। एक स्थापित और प्रतिष्ठित अभिनेता होने के बावजूद पृथ्वीराज कपूर ने दारा सिंह की बी ग्रेड स्टंट फिल्मों से भी परहेज़ नहीं किया।  उन्होंने दारा सिंह के साथ सिकन्दर ए आज़म, लुटेरा, इन्साफ और डाकू मंगल सिंह जैसी  फ़िल्में  की।  दारा सिंह की बतौर डायरेक्टर पहली फिल्म नानक दुखिया सब संसार (१९७०) में वह ज्ञानी की भूमिका में थे।  ख्वाजा अहमद अब्बास की एक बर्बाद हो चुके नवाब आसमान की ज़िन्दगी पर फिल्म आसमान महल में नवाब आसमान का किरदार पृथ्वीराज कर रहे थे।  इस फिल्म की शूटिंग के दौरान पृथ्वीराज कैंसर से बुरी तरह से प्रभावित थे।  उस कैंसर की पीड़ा फिल्म में उनके किरदार के चेहरे पर साफ़ झलकती है।  उन्हें संवाद बोलने में काफी तकलीफ होती थी।   आसमान महल में नवाब के बेटे सलीम का किरदार करने वाले अभिनेता दिलीप राज के पिता जय राज के साथ पृथ्वीराज कपूर ने १९५७ में रिलीज़ फिल्म परदेसी की थी।  वह ऐसे अभिनेता थे, जिसने अपने पिता, बेटों और पोतों के साथ फ़िल्में की।  बेटे राजकपूर के निर्देशन में फिल्म आवारा में जहाँ खुद पृथ्वीराज ने अपने बेटे राजकपूर के पिता का रोल किया, वहीँ उनके पिता दीवान बशेश्वरनाथ उनके रील लाइफ पिता भी बने थे।  पृथ्वीराज कपूर ने आनंद मठ में गीता बाली के साथ अभिनय किया, जो बाद में उनके बेटे शम्मी कपूर की पत्नी बनी।   राजकपूर के साले प्रेम नाथ ने रुस्तम सोहराब फिल्म में रुस्तम यानि पृथ्वीराज के बेटे सोहराब का किरदार किया था।  उन्होंने शम्मी कपूर के साथ राजकुमार और जानवर जैसी फ़िल्में की।  पोते रणधीर कपूर के निर्देशन में फिल्म कल आज और कल में वह बेटे राजकपूर और पोते रणधीर कपूर के साथ साथ होने वाली बहू बबिता और दूसरे साले नरेंद्र नाथ के साथ भी अभिनय कर रहे थे।  २९ मई १९७२ को उनका देहांत हो गया।  उनकी मृत्यु के १५ दिनों के अंदर उनकी पत्नी का भी स्वर्गवास हो गया।  

Vidya Balan launches Ekk Albela’s song ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’

After launching the fascinating trailer of the Marathi movie, Ekk Albela recently, the makers of the Bhagwan Dada biopic including producers Manglmurti Films, Kimaya Motion Pictures, Dr Monish Babre and director Shekhar Sartandel launched the movie’s iconic song 'Shola Jo Bhadke' at a plush five-star hotel in Mumbai. Ekk Albela is the untold story of India’s first dancing and action hero Bhagwan Dada and his extraordinary journey as he went out to become one of the biggest legends of Hindi cinema. Produced by Kimaya Motion Pictures and directed by Shekhar Sartandel, Manglmurti Films’ Ekk Albela features award winning versatile actor Mangesh Desai as Bhagwan Dada and the powerhouse performer Vidya Balan portraying the role of renowned yesteryear actress Geeta Bali in her
debut Marathi movie. The popular song ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ featured in the Bhagwan Dada-Geeta Bali starrer Albela (1951) has been recreated in Ekk Albela which was launched amidst a packed house by Vidya Balan, Mangesh Desai, director Shekhar Sartandel, producers Sangeeta Ahir, Krrish Ahir and producer Dr Monish Babre. Interestingly, Vidya not only surprised the gathered media in Geeta Bali’s look but also performed on the iconic song along with her co-star Mangesh Desai. The biopic that explores the era between 1930 to 1951 has several dialogues in Hindi and two Hindi songs from the original film Albela including Shola Jo Bhadke and Bholi Surat Dil Ke Khote. Ekk Albela is directed by Shekhar Sartandel and produced by Monish Babre, It is a Kimaya Motion Pictures Production and presented by Manglmurti Films and releases on 24 th  June, 2016

एक डॉक्टर की मौत को जीवंत करने वाले पंकज कपूर

सालों की मेहनत  और पारिवारिक ज़िन्दगी को दांव पर लगा कर  डॉक्टर दीपंकर रॉय लेप्रोसी की वैक्सीन खोज लेते हैं।  यह खबर आग की तरह चैनलों के माध्यम से फ़ैल जाती हैं।  एक अंजाना सा जूनियर डॉक्टर वर्ल्ड फेम हो जाता है।  इसके साथ ही डॉक्टर रॉय को प्रताड़ित करने का सिलसिला शुरू हो जाता है।  उससे स्पष्टीकरण पूछा जाता है कि  लेप्रोसी वैक्सीन की खबर मीडिया में लीक कैसे हो गई।  उसे प्रशासन से लेकर शासन के उच्च स्तर से फटकार  मिलती है।  साथ के डॉक्टर उसे अपमानित करने की कोशिश करते हैं।  उसे दिल का दौरा पड़ता है। डॉक्टर का एक दूरस्थ गाँव में तबादला कर दिया जाता है। ऐसे समय में उसका साथ उसकी पत्नी और दो दोस्त ही देते हैं।  तभी खबर आती है कि लेप्रोसी वैक्सीन की खोज अमेरिकी  वैज्ञानिकों ने कर ली है। इसके साथ ही एक डॉक्टर की मौत हो जाती है।  यह कहानी है बांगला फिल्म डायरेक्टर तपन सिन्हा की १९९० में रिलीज़ फिल्म एक डॉक्टर की मौत की। यह फिल्म रामपद चौधरी की कहानी अभिमन्यु पर रामपद और तपन सिन्हा द्वारा लिखी गई थी।   यह फिल्म नौकरशाही की तिकड़मों,  सिस्टम द्वारा प्रतिभा को प्रताड़ित करने और मान्यता न देने की है।  लेकिन, डॉक्टर की मौत तब भी नहीं होती।  फिल्म एक डॉक्टर की मौत मानवता की जीवंतता की कहानी है।  फिल्म के ख़त्म होते होते डॉक्टर रॉय को जॉन एंडरसन फाउंडेशन का एक खत मिलता है, जिसमे उसे दूसरे प्रतिष्ठित वैज्ञानिकों के साथ अन्य दूसरी बीमारियों की दवाएं खोजने का न्योता मिलता है। डॉक्टर रॉय अनुभव करते हैं कि उनकी मेहनत बेकार नहीं गई थी।  वह इस न्योते को स्वीकार करने का मन बनाते हैं, क्योंकि वह मानव कल्याण के लिए काम करते रहना चाहते हैं।  इस फिल्म में डॉक्टर रॉय की बीवी का किरदार शबाना आज़मी ने किया था।  साथी डॉक्टर  कुंडू का किरदार बांगला फिल्म अभिनेता अनिल चटर्जी कर रहे थे।  आज के विश्व प्रसिद्ध बॉलीवुड एक्टर इरफ़ान खान ने डॉक्टर रॉय के दूसरे दोस्त का किरदार किया था। यह इरफ़ान के करियर की तीसरी फिल्म थी। फिल्म में डॉक्टर दीपंकर रॉय का किरदार अभिनेता पंकज कपूर ने किया था।  पंकज कपूर का आज जन्मदिन (२९ मई १९६४) है।

अंधे और लंगड़े लड़कों की 'दोस्ती'

६ नवंबर १९६४ को राजश्री प्रोडक्शन्स से एक फिल्म दोस्ती रिलीज़ हुई थी।  सत्येन बोस निर्देशित यह फिल्म एक बांगला फिल्म 'ललू-भुलु' का हिंदी रीमेक थी।  इस फिल्म से दो नए चहरे सुधीर कुमार और सुशील कुमार का हिंदी दर्शकों से परिचय हुआ था।  सुधीर कुमार ने अंधे लडके मोहन की भूमिका की  थी, जो सडकों पर गीत गा कर अपने लंगड़े दोस्त रामू को पढ़ाना चाहता है।  रामू की भूमिका सुशील कुमार ने की थी।  दोस्ती अभिनेता संजय खान की डेब्यू फिल्म थी।  फिल्म में मोहन की नर्स बहन और संजय खान की प्रेमिका की भूमिका करने वाली मराठी एक्ट्रेस उमा राव की भी यह पहली फिल्म थी।  बेबी फरीदा ने एक बीमार बच्ची और रामू और मोहन की दोस्त का किरदार किया था।  बेबी फरीदा अब बड़ी हो कर दादी बन गई हैं।  उन्हें टीवी और फिल्मों में आज भी देखा जा सकता है।  लेकिन, सबसे ज़्यादा दिलचस्प है दोनों अंधे और लंगड़े लड़कों का किरदार करने वाले लड़कों के बारे में।  जब फिल्म रिलीज़ हुई और बड़ी हिट साबित हुई तो उस समय यह अफवाह उडी की इन दोनों का किसी बड़े एक्टर ने खुन्नस में मर्डर करवा  दिया, क्योंकि यह उससे ज़्यादा लोकप्रिय हो गए थे।  यह भी अफवाह थी कि यह सड़क दुर्घटना में मारे गए।  लेकिन, यह सब अफवाहे थी।  अलबत्ता इन दोनों का करियर लंबा नहीं चल सका।  सुशील कुमार को फिल्मों से मोह-भंग हो गया था।   क्योंकि, फिल्म निर्माता इन दोनों का स्क्रीन टेस्ट लेते।  पर फाइनल कभी नहीं कर पाते। राजश्री के ताराचंद बड़जात्या इन दोनों को लेकर अगली फिल्म बनाना चाहते थे।  इन माहवार तनख्वाह भी दी जा रही थी।  लेकिन, तभी सुधीर कुमार को एवीएम की फिल्म लाडला का ऑफर मिला।  सुधीर ने इस फिल्म को राजश्री प्रोडक्शन के साथ कॉन्ट्रैक्ट के बावजूद स्वीकार कर लिया।  इसके लिए सुधीर को हर्जाना भी देना पड़ा।  इससे नाराज़ हो कर ताराचंद बड़जात्या ने वह प्रोजेक्ट ही ख़त्म कर दिया।   हालाँकि, सुधीर कुमार ने बाद में संत  ज्ञानेश्वर,  लाडला, जीने की राह, आदि फ़िल्में की।  लेकिन, तब तक सुशील कुमार का फिल्मों से मोह भंग हो गया।  उन्होंने एयरलाइन्स ज्वाइन कर ली।  दुखद घटना हुई सुधीर कुमार के साथ।  हुआ यह कि १९९३ के बॉम्बे बम ब्लास्ट के बाद बॉम्बे में कर्फ्यू लगा हुआ था।  सुधीर कुमार मुर्गा खा रहे थे कि एक हड्डी उनके गले में फंस गई।  उनका गला बुरी तरह से घायल हो गया।  कर्फ्यू लगा होने के कारण उन्हें इलाज भी नहीं मिल पाया।  कुछ दिनों बाद उनकी मृत्यु हो गई।  सुशील कुमार ज़रूर स्वस्थ एवं सानन्द अपनी रिटायरमेंट की ज़िंदगी जी रहे हैं।  

Saturday, May 28, 2016

नर्गिस को मदर इंडिया बनाने वाले महबूब खान


महबूब खान के बैनर महबूब प्रोडक्शन्स का हंसिया और हथौड़ा इस बात का गवाह था कि वह सोशलिस्ट विचारधारा के थे।  ऐसा स्वाभाविक भी था।  गुजरात के गाँव बिल्मोरा के रमज़ान खान ने बॉलीवुड का महबूब खान बनने के सफर में फिल्म निर्माता और घोडा सप्लायर के अस्तबल में घोड़ों की नाल ठीक करने का काम करने से लेकर फिल्म अलीबाबा चालीस चोर के चालीस चोरो  में से एक चोर की भूमिका की।  उनकी फिल्मों में गरीबी, संघर्ष, शोषण, ज़मींदार, आदि ताकतवर और कमज़ोर चरित्रों का पॉजिटिव चित्रण मिलता है। मेरी जान, दिलावर और ज़रीना जैसी फिल्मों में अभिनय के बाद महबूब खान ने फिल्म अल हिलाल उर्फ़ जजमेंट ऑफ़ अल्लाह (१९३५) से बतौर निर्देशक कदम रखा।  महबूब खान ,नमाज़ी आदमी थे।  लेकिन, उनकी फिल्मों में कभी भी धार्मिक तनाव या थोथे उपदेश नज़र नहीं आये।  उनकी फ़िल्में या तो ठेठ सामाजिक होती थी या फिर रोमांस से भीगी।  उन्होंने जागीरदार, वतन और एक ही रास्ता जैसी लीक से अलग सफल फ़िल्में बनाई।  लेकिन, उन्हें ख़ास सराहना मिली पर्ल एस बक के उपन्यास मदर पर आधारित फिल्म औरत से।  इस फिल्म में उन्होंने एक सूदखोर साहुकार के अत्याचारों से तंग आकर गाँव छोड़ कर चले गए किसान की अकेली औरत के संघर्ष को दिखाया था।  इस फिल्म को सराहना के साथ साथ बड़ी सफलता भी मिली।  लेकिन, महबूब को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय ख्याति मिली औरत के रीमेक मदर इंडिया (१९५७) से।  इस फिल्म को ऑस्कर  पुरस्कारों में नामांकन मिला।  महबूब को श्रेष्ठ फिल्म का राष्ट्रीय फिल्म पुरस्कार भी मिला।  उन्होंने म्यूजिकल मनमोहन और जागीरदार बनाई तो ज़मींदार के अत्याचार पर रोटी भी बनाई।  दो  पुरुषों के एक स्त्री से प्रेम की कहानी अंदाज़ समय से काफी पहले की फिल्म थी। इस फिल्म ने हिंदी सिनेमा को त्रिकोण फ़िल्में बनाने का फार्मूला दिया। हलके फुल्के रोमांस वाली फिल्म अनमोल घड़ी बड़ी हिट फिल्म साबित हुई।  दिलीप  कुमार, नादिरा और निम्मी अभिनीत फिल्म आन देश की पहली टैक्नीकलर फिल्म थी।  महबूब खान एक साफ़ दिल आदमी थे।  राजकपूर के साथ रोमांस के कारण नर्गिस फिल्म आन को बीच रास्ते छोड़ कर चली गई थी, लेकिन, इसके बावजूद महबूब खान ने मदर इंडिया की राधा  नर्गिस को ही बनाया।  उन्होंने ऐतराज़ करने पर दिलीप कुमार को हटा कर सुनील दत्त को बिरजू बना दिया।  लेकिन, दिलीप कुमार का दबाव सहन नहीं किया। यहाँ उल्लेखनीय है कि नर्गिस को तक़दीर फिल्म से नायिका बनाने वाले महबूब खान ही थे। उन्होंने ही फातिमा को नर्गिस नाम दिया था। कैसी विडम्बना है कि लगातार हिट फिल्म देने वाले महबूब खान की आखिरी फिल्म सन ऑफ़ इंडिया (१९६२) फ्लॉप हो गई । इस फिल्म की रिलीज़ के दो साल के अंदर महबूब खान का भारत के पहले प्रधान मंत्री पंडित जवाहर लाल नेहरू की मृत्यु के एक दिन बाद २८ मई १९५७ को  निधन हो गया।  उनकी सौंवी जन्मतिथि पर भारत सरकार के डाक विभाग ने डाक टिकट जारी किया था।  

Global Indian Music Academy Brings In A Special Treat For All Music-Lovers With ‘GiMA 101 Lessons’

The Global Indian Music Academy is all set to kick-start their exciting new digital initiative- ‘GiMA 101 Lessons’, which will feature leading Indian musicians such as Hariharan, Arijit Singh, Monali Thakur, Kanika Kapoor, Neha Kakkar, amongst many others who will be providing nuggets of wisdom to their fans, music enthusiasts and aspiring musicians all over the world to hone their skills! The initiative seeks to be a way to teach aspiring young artists to grow their talent from the personal experiences shared by these talented musical stalwarts.
Launched at the 6th GIONEE COLORS GiMA AWARDS stage by Indian playback and ghazal singer Hariharan, this concept will showcase highly acclaimed artistes and musicians sharing their knowledge on how to better their skills with valuable tips and tricks as well as practice techniques which are of utmost importance to make it big in the music industry. With the first webisode all set to be released on 4th June, this series will be the beginning of an awe-inspiring journey through the life and lessons gained by some of the most renowned musicians in the industry.
Commenting on this remarkable initiative, Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International said, “Every year with GiMA, we consistently recognize the hard work and achievements of the finest Indian musicians and honor the best musicians of our country. Being surrounded by such talent is truly a blessing and thus the genesis of ‘GiMA 101 Lessons’ was designed as a way to bring together the Indian music fraternity closer to its fans. The series of webisodes is a great platform to reach out to all the music enthusiasts in a fun interactive manner and at the same time inspire budding musicians to follow their dreams.”
Similarly, introducing this new facet, Indian singer Hariharan said, "The idea behind GiMA 101 Lessons is to teach aspiring musicians and fans about various aspects of music. Through this initiative, each of us from the music community will engage with those who are keen to nurture their skills for a career in music. This is surely going to be a great platform to encourage the next-gen musicians to not give up on their dreams and we all are very excited about sharing our first-hand experience with everyone.” (need approval on this)

So, make sure you log on to the GiMA YouTube channel ((https://www.youtube.com/user/GIMA)) and watch our leading musicians don the teachers’ and tutoring the young talent in the country and all over the world.

“MY EXPERIENCES AS A MOTHER HAS CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS KIDS” - SHILPA SHETTY

The sizzling and gracious Shilpa Shetty will be seen in Sony Entertainment Television’s upcoming reality show India’s Super Dancer. The show will provide a platform to children in the age group of 5-13 to showcase their talent.
Confirming the news, Shilpa says, “We are looking for the future of dancing in India’s Super Dancer on Sony Entertainment Television. Dance is my passion and I love kids. So it’s the perfect fit for me. Talent amongst kids today is unmatchable and there is always a lot to learn from them while their innocence keeps you entertained."
Her motherhood has helped her master the art of dealing with children says the actress , "I have a son who is 4 years old and my experiences as a mother have changed my perspective towards kids. Their intentions are very pure and it's wonderful to be around them. I am looking forward to being on India’s Super Dancer and I am sure people will love it too."
The actress recently shot for the promo shoot and will begin a nationwide journey of scouting for talents soon. It will surely be a treat for Shilpa Shetty’s fans to see her judge a kids based dance reality show. To watch her phenomenal judging skills stay tuned on Sony Entertainment Television

Friday, May 27, 2016

Revel In The Magical Moments With ‘GiMA Rewind’ This Sunday!

India’s biggest celebration of music, The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) has been an annual celebration of music in India for a number of years. With The 6th Gionee Colors Gima Awards Co Powered By Hungama & Renault to be broadcast on 5th June, the Academy will air a one hour special titled GiMA Rewind that puts together the most dazzling moments from the GiMA Awards from 11 am to 12 noon on Colors this Sunday, 29TH May 
Aptly titled ‘GiMA Rewind’, this segment will take you through the most illustrious moments from GiMA, from talented Indian musicians performing on stage to the star-studded acts each year. This 1-hour long episode will feature the King of Playback, Arijit Singh
serenading the audience with his soul- stirring performance at GiMA 2015 as well as Ranveer Singh’s rap in GiMA 2014 which he dedicated to the music industry. The Year 2012 saw a number of acts with Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha’s high energy act on her hit songs like 'Go Go Govinda', 'Chinta Ta' with a surprise guest Mika Singh at the GiMA stage. Adding to the night, her co-star and Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn also joined her on-stage to groove on the title track of 'Son of Sardar'. This performance will certainly be remembered and it is no surprise that fans will get to relive the energy once more through GiMA Rewind. The
GiMA 2012 had hit a crescendo with the heartfelt tribute to living musical maestro AR Rahman for completing 20 years in the industry. Leading musicians Hariharan & Sadhna Sargam,  Udit Narayana, Alka Yagnik, Mohit Chouhan and Sonu Nigam joined together as they
presented their renditions of some of his hit songs like ‘Dil Hai Chota Sa’, ‘Chanda Re’, ‘Mitwa’ and ‘Sadda Haq’ to name a few . The musical experience created by renowned Composer Pritam alongside his band at GiMA 2015 can be revived once again with the Rewind special.
Last year also featured  a special act by Sonu Nigam, Suresh Wadkar and Shankar Mahadevan, amongst others to pay a special tribute to Indian composer Anandji Virji Shah who received the Lifetime Achievement Award – Popular. Fans can truly rejoice as all these special moment have been made a part of this epic segment! 

GiMA has given the Indian music industry a platform to celebrate and honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music across various genres. So make sure you watch this unique segment presenting the very best of GiMA Rewind on Sunday, 29th May from 11am to 12 noon, only on Colors!

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