Thursday, December 29, 2016

Manoj Bajpayee to spend New Year’s with family in Singapore

Talented actor Manoj Bajpayee had a busy and eventful year of 2016. From receiving several international and national recognition for his outstanding performance in ‘Aligarh’,  to delivering fine performances in critical acclaimed films Budhia Singh: Born to Run, Traffic and Saat Uchakkey, this year has given Manoj many reasons to celebrate.  Amidst his busy shooting schedules, the fine actor has managed to remove some time for his family and will be flying off to Singapore to ring in the New Year.
The two times national award winner, Manoj is known to be a family man and had always mentioned the importance of family in his life.  According to source close to Manoj reveals, this year the versatile actor was nominated/awarded at many esteemed film festivals like Asia Pacific Film Festival in Brisbane (Australia), Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF), 7th Jagran Film Festival and many more. His film 'Aligarh' was also screened in festivals like Busan International Film Festival, South Asian Film Festival of Paris, Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) to name a few.  It was an eventful year for Manoj which kept him busy throughout therefore he thought New Year’s would be a much deserving break for him and his family.
Confirming about his New Year plans, Manoj Bajpayee said, “Yes I will spend my new years in Singapore with my family. It’s a beautiful place and what better than bringing in the forthcoming year with your close people! I am highly satisfied with the way 2016 has gone and I am really looking forward for the coming year to be even more fun filled and fruitful.”
At work front, Manoj Bajpyee will be seen in Ram Gopal Verma’s Sarkar 3 with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia,  Dipesh Jain’s In the Shadow, Neeraj Pandey's Missing and many more interesting projects which are going to be announced soon.


In the scenic beauty of Mauritius, will Maya finally win over Arjun on Sony Entertainment Television’s Beyhadh?

Maya’s obsession for Arjun combined with Saanjh’s efforts to intensify her relationship with him has made Beyhadh one of the most entertaining romantic thriller on Indian Television.
Story so far, we have seen Maya going out of her way to confess her love for Arjun. Her obsession towards Arjun has crossed all boundaries! Right from trying to sabotage Saanjh’s relationship with Arjun to ensuring alone time with him – she is doing everything that is in her control to woo him. On the other hand, Saanjh is determined to turning her friendship with Arjun into love!
As the story progresses, we see that Maya and Arjun’s work commitments take them to the beautiful island city of Mauritius. The spectacular locales of Mauritius and pristine clear beaches offer viewers a breath taking visual treat that’s never experienced before on the small screen. The trip to the serene island nation gives Maya the liberty to spend some alone time with Arjun sans Saanjh. The drama and romance that unfolds in the splendid island will be at its peak as the duo spend time together. The breath taking isolated island, the impressive underwater sequence, will add on to the visual delight for viewers.
Amidst all this, Saanjh decides to follow Arjun to Mauritius. She also decides to come clean about her feelings towards Arjun.
Torn between his childhood friend - Saanjh and the one who is obsessed with him - Maya, what will Arjun do next?

A MONSTER CALL RELEASES ON 6TH JANUARY

A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona of The Impossible & The Orphanage reputation,  A Focus Features presentation,  A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.
·             Director - Juan Antonio Bayona 
·             Writers - Patrick Ness, based on his novel A Monster Calls 
·             Actors - Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver 
·             Genre - Fantasy, Drama 
·             Run Time - 1 hour 48 minutes 
·             Release Date – 6th January 2017 
 12-year-old Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is about to escape into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. He is dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, which has necessitated Conor’s spending time with his less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His daily existence at his U.K. school is one of academic disinterest and bullying by classmates. As Conor’s father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away in the U.S., the boy yearns for guidance. 
He unexpectedly summons a most unlikely ally, who bursts forth with terrifying grandeur from an ancient towering yew tree and the powerful earth below it: a 40-foot-high colossus of a creature (portrayed in performance-capture and voiceover by Liam Neeson) who appears at Conor’s bedroom window @12:07 one night – and at that time on nights thereafter. The Monster has stories to tell, and he insists that Conor hear them and powerfully visualize them. Conor’s fear gives way to feistiness and then to looking within; for, The Monster demands that once the tales are told it will be time for Conor to tell his own story in return. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

PROFESSIONALLY FRUITFUL YEAR FOR AUTHOR KAPIL PATHARE

At the end of a wonderful year, Kapil Pathare looks back and summarizes 2016 as a " Professionally Fruitful & Productive year" 
Well, 2016 certainly flew by! For most of the people, the change of the year is an occasion for thinking about what they missed doing the previous year and where they want to improve. But multifaceted Kapil Pathare calls "A life changing year" 
 "There were quite a few ups and downs for me during these last twelve months, but the biggest ups definitely involved the launch of my book "A Tall Order"  says Author, Biker & Entrepreneur Kapil Pathare who insists that 2016 was a  professionally productive year with the unveiling of his book "A Tall Order" which traces the cricketing careers of ten best cricketers from India in the last 25 years. 
The think tank behind a lot of bestselling books feels 2016 has give him a lot of bad & good memories " The process of writing this book was in itself such a fond memory. Living legend Sanath Jayasurya traveled all the way from Srilanka to offer his support to me book. My book received an outstanding response not only from the industry but also from my readers. Besides these amazing moments I had a lot of moments which broke me, but at the same time those moments made me strong. So I guess it's safe to say 2016 has been a roller coaster ride" 

Speaking about his resolution in the coming year, he says " I am not big on new year’s resolutions. But I think there’s something strangely satisfying in the act of at least making the list, of attempting to get our ducks in a row to face our next trip around the sun. It gives us a general direction to follow, before life presents itself"

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Priyanka Chopra reveals amusing childhood memory on The Kapil Sharma Show

Much to the delight of the viewers, The Kapil Sharma Show has time and again showcased entertaining and hilarious content. The fans were once again in for a surprise as the entertainment quotient reached another level when none other than the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra made an appearance on the sets of the Sony Entertainment Television show. Needless to say, the team did not leave any stone unturned to make it one of the most hilarious episodes.
Known for his extraordinary comic timing, Kapil Sharma in his peculiar and funny style probed Priyanka about one of her sidesplitting childhood memory. The actor also did not shy away from revealing that she has been slapped by a monkey during her school days.

A source from the set informs, “Priyanka recalled how as a kid while returning from school she spotted a monkey preening on the tree and started laughing. The monkey then climbed down and slapped her hard before getting back to its business. The audience present on the set was in splits to hear about this amusing incident.”

Black Beatles leads Billboard Charts 100 since six weeks

"Black Beatles" - The track, featuring Gucci Mane, continues to reign for a continuous span of Six weeks followed by ‘Starboy’ by The Weeknd. The first Hot 100 No. 1 for the brother duo of Khalif "Swae Lee" and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown – as an entity Rae Sremmurd remains on a high wave with their hit single Black Beatle (and likewise the first lead for Gucci Mane), making it  a top-selling and most-streamed song of the week for a sixth week (and is the top gainer in airplay for a third frame). It also peaked at number one in Indonesia and New Zealand. The song had already entered the top 20 of the US Billboard charts before its surge in performance following the Mannequin Challenge. 
Black Beatles has managed to sell a massive number of more than 7 million copies within a month. Striking popularity through their Mannequin Challenge spree, the song shot up to being the most viral song over the social media around the globe entertaining the masses and encouraging them with their own Mannequin Challenges. The trend involved shooting footage of people standing frozen in place, often using "Black Beatles" as background music making the song the unofficial song for the mannequin challenge. 
Many top celebrities have hit the viral video spree with their hilarious mannequin challenge such as the ones by Ellen DeGeneres, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Adele and many more.

The challenge also turned waves in India with the most recent being Virat Kolhi’s mannequin challenge right after winning the cricket test series wherein they wish Merry Christmas with Virat kissing the trophy in his hands.

Get your funny bones tickled with Neilsen in Spy Hard

Leslie Neilsen,an actor known for his deadpan comic delivery in iconic films of Comedy Genre have always had us rolling down laughing. Starting his acting career at a young age in 1948, Leslie has come a long way as a veteran actor starring in more than 100 films and 150 television programs. His notable performance in The Poseidon Adventure as a serious actor although has received massive accolades, but his comical characters are one that will remain classic until the end of era. Here are the best of Leslie’s movies as a comical character. 

The best of three movies of Leslie Nielsen!!
1.      Airplane!
Airplane! pulls out all the clichés of cinema as alcoholic pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays), develops a fear of flying due to wartime trauma and ends up boarding a jumbo jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend (Julie Hagerty).  Directed By David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, Airplane! Talks about how to deal with a plane landing in the presence of a sick pilot!
Nielsen’s Role - The turning point in Neilsen's career came when he was casted as the poker-faced Dr. Shirley Rumack in the immensely popular spoof Airplane! (1980). This type of role defined his career from then on, and he is remembered fondly as a comic actor. From the clever Jaws take-off opening to the final irreverent title card, Nielson makes us laugh thick and fast.
2. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
The second in a series of three police detective parody films, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear features the return of Leslie Nielsen to the role of intrepid Los Angeles Police Squad Lieutenant Frank Drebin. This time he's out to foil the "big boys" in the energy business with his tricky yet funny comic timings. 

Nielsen’s Role : Leslie Nielsen bumbles his way through another quickfire case of the spoofs as LAPD's most clueless cop Frank Drebin. He combines earnestness, exuberant mugging, and a trouper's slightly desperate cheerfulness to influence the energy police of the US government. Nielsen turns this rather alarming character into a sweet, ebullient lunatic -- albeit one who's hell on innocent bystanders. 
3. Spy Hard
This brainless detective flick "Spy Hard" is yet another spoof with Leslie Nielsen carrying the lead  role in the same style as the "Naked Gun". Dick Steele, Agent WD-40 (Leslie Nielsen) is assigned by his director (Charles Durning), to stop the evil General Rancor (Andy Griffith) from destroying the world. WD-40 believed Rancor was dead and he teams up with the hot KGB agent Veronique Ukrinsky (Nicollette Sheridan) to find Rancor and save the world.

Nielsen’s Role : Leslie Nielsen stars as Dick Steele, agent WD-40, in this uneven send-up of spy thrillers and other popular genres done in the hilarious style of the Zucker/Abrams "Naked Gun" series. Leslie Nielsen does a funny James Bond spoof, pulling it better than James Bond!  From sneaking into someone's apartment to ending up thrashing the entire place, Nielsen has kept us completely entertained. 
Catch the ‘Spoof’ Spy Hard today at 5 on Star Movies to get your funny bones tickled by Nielsen again!

R Madhavan to address Indian Conference at Harvard Business School in USA!

Besides being a prolific actor, R Madhavan is also known for his motivational speeches on various occasions.
The versatile actor will be heading to Boston in February to address the 14th edition of the Indian Conference by Harvard Business School. Madhavan, who has been specially invited for the occasion, will speak on the conference’s theme – India: The Global Growth Engine.
A source reveals, “It’s a great honour for Madhavan to be invited to address the 14th edition of the Indian Conference, which is being organised from February 11-12, 2017. The India Conference at Harvard is one of the largest conferences focusing on India in the US, which witnessed close to 1,000 attendees last year. It is jointly organised by students of Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School — both prestigious institutes.”
“The conference has a strong legacy of bringing together government officials, business leaders, academics, artistes, athletes, philanthropists and other leaders to discuss key issues, solutions and opportunities in the context of India’s path to global leadership,” the source adds.

Madhavan, who is currently shooting for a Tamil action film, is thrilled to be part of this conference and is looking forward to meeting illustrious people from all walks of life. Though he is going to be shooting in February, he has already informed his movie’s crew that he will be taking a short break to attend the conference.

EEMA gets court stay against Music Licensing Societies ahead of New Years

The Delhi High Court on 23rd December 2016 issued an injunction against Music Licensing bodies PPL, IPRS & Novex from granting licenses as registered copyright societies. 
The Event & Entertainment Management Association of India (EEMA) has been working towards regularising and streamlining the Music Licensing regulatory framework for many years now. It has been engaged in a long, slow but constant legal battle against the exploitation by the so called ‘Registered Copyright Socieities’ who charge ‘Royalty’ for music played out at events. There are cases going on in seveal courts by various associations & individuals against the malpractices being administered by these so called copyright societies. 
EEMA had recently filed a fresh writ in Delhi High Court wherein it was highlighted that despite the fact that currently neither of the bodies issuing ‘licenses’ are infact Registered Copyright Societies – PPL / IPRS & Novex, however they still continue to grant licenses and continue to be in the business of granting licenses. The court took serious notice of the matter and issued an INJUNCTION in favour of EEMA restraining all these parties from issuing licenses unless they are registered under section 33 of the Indian Copyright Act. 
Comments by Ankur Kalra, Secretary (Legal)EEMA 
The Music Licensing lobby (PPL / IPRS / Novex) has been engaged in illegal issuance of licenses since over two years now and flouts all laws by openly threatening venues to stop events unless the license is procured. Venues in turn pressurise event managers to do the same who despite knowing that it is wrong are forced to procure these licenses in order to safeguard their events. The music licensing ‘societies’ today are private limited companies operating purely for profit and very little or no money actually reaches the artists. It has become an organised syndicate and when we highlighted the same to the court we got an injunction almost immediately.  We will take this battle forward and ensure that all event managers, venues &police departments are educate on this matter so that they are not part of the exploitation. 
Quote by Abhishek Malhotra, Legal Counsel EEMA 

The music industry has been going through a flux. While the law clearly provides that issue and grant of licenses can be done only through a registered copyright society, these 3 entities have been effectively carrying on this business in violation of the clear legal provisions. This order as well as the government of india's endorsement of the issues facing the users of music is therefore a welcome development.

INDULGE IN AN ENDLESS SHOPPING SPREE AT THE 6TH MACAO SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2016

This December, Macao is all set to host the 6th edition of the highly anticipated ‘Macao Shopping Festival’. A perfect getaway to bring endless fun of shopping this festive season, the ‘Macao Shopping Festival’ surely is a must-go event for both the local residents and tourists from all over the world.
Keeping in mind the slogan as “I Buy · Macao”, the 6th year of the ‘Macao Shopping Festival’ will feature the mascot “Ola” with a whole new image.
This December, audiences can look forward to the various engaging and exciting lucky draws and grand sales such as theConsumption Lucky Draw, The Final Lucky Draw, Landmark Rainbow Boutique Grand Sale, Macao Grand Sale to name a few.
Consumption Lucky Draw is a Reward by luck draw in designated counters with one or up to three MOP500 spending receipts.
The Final Lucky Draw - lucky ones attending consumption lucky draw can register with required information at Macao Fisherman's Wharf Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Landmark Rainbow Boutique Grand Sale offers grand discount up to 90% off at Landmark Rainbow.
Macao Grand Sale has a Christmas special offer by Macao brands and small & medium shops at Macao Fisherman's Wharf Convention & Exhibition Centre.
WeChat Fun & Share, Win Grand Prizes - Participate in Macao Shopping Festival MOME WeChat games where you can Play & Share to earn more Lucky draw opportunities.

All in all, the 6th Macao Shopping Festival is set to attract visitors for a boundless shopping experience.

Swara organises Christmas



Swara organises Secret Santa with co actress Nimisha Mehta on the sets of Gaurav's debut film 'aapkey kamrey mein koi rehta hai'

Santa Aniruddh Dave (in pics)








Indian Idol 9 contestant Thupten Tsering grabs Sachin Tendulkar’s attention

Indian Idol 9 on Sony Entertainment Television premiered this Saturday (December 24) and within the first week itself the show has received rave reviews from audiences. The stellar talents and the superb chemistry between the original trio of judges - Anu, Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan, the show started on a high note.
While the twitter was flooded with praises for the show, there was one special personality who took note of the show and couldn’t stop raving about one particular contestant on the show. India’s heartbeat and ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was moved by Thupten Tsering’s enthusiasm which was seen by everyone on the sets during his first performance. Despite his physical challenges, Thupten Tsering sang really well and impressed the judges and the Master Blaster as well.

Sachin took to social media, shared a picture of him with the judges and wrote, "This guy is special. He is amazingly positive despite his challenges. Truly inspiring... More power to you :) #ThuptenTsering #IndianIdol”

Qyuki partners with Emotionalfulls to recreate the magical experience of the 90's presented by Parle G in association with Mango Bite

Parle G, a household brand for decades revisits the magical era of 90's with ‘Woh Din’. This five-part web series is a reminiscence of the simplicity of the days gone by, one that was marked by our love for cricket, movies and household biscuit, Parle G.
Woh Din is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Babu and his best friend Shreedhar growing up in the small town of India. The series sketches the joys of childhood beautifully with an endearing story line and in the process, integrates Parle G  into it effortlessly; so much so that it goes on to become a third character in the show.
Each of us have had our brush with Parle G at some point while growing up. The coming together of Woh Din and Parle-G is the pathway that leads backs to warm anecdotes, so vivid in our minds, yet never to return. Each 20-minute long episode chalks the ethos of the era, just as we have lived them.
Juhi Mehta head of Brand Solutions -Qyuki shares, “The growing appetite for web series makes the foray into the digital space as a natural progression for any brand. However, Parle G deviates from the pop culture identify so heavily present in the digital forum. Qyuki Digital Media helped provide the much required  ‘’away from the norm’’ experience. Woh Din serves as the perfect brand solution simply because it is a story about growing up in the 90’s, the decade so widely popularized by the brand over the years.  The sheer magic of family and familiarity, the cultural shocks with new beginnings, almost everything that a kid in the 90’s has experienced, has been dished out in an all-new manner. You can call it Qyuki’s latest attempt at redefining pop culture! ”
Mayank Shah, Head, Biscuits Category says, “With young consumers consuming media across multiple screens beyond TV, our goal was to produce engaging content that captures emotional moments and how the brand was part our growing up years. With growing appetite for web series among youngsters, it is a natural progression for any brand. Qyuki’s ‘Woh Din’ serves as the perfect brand solution simply because it is a story about growing up in the 90’s, an era so widely captured by the brand and its ethos. We’ve all had our share of Parle-G and with time, it has acquired a taste of nostalgia within us.
Sandeep Jha co-founder EmotionFulls added “The idea to recreate the 90's has been an ongoing desire for long. Having grown up in that era, we wanted the new generation to know what it was like back then. More importantly, we wanted to provide our generation something to reminisce about.  What better brand than 'Parle-G' to partner with, one that has witnessed it all while being an important part of our childhood”. 
About Qyuki Digital
Qyuki is a cross-platform media network across digital, live, TV and film founded by AR Rahman, Samir Bangara and Shekhar Kapur. The Company uses proprietary technology and analytics to discover and promote digital super stars and manages the end to end value chain for them across traditional and new media platforms. Recently, in association with YouTube, Qyuki launched Jammin- India’s largest digital musical property, where legendary Bollywood composers and India's top internet youth icons collaborate to create original tracks. Fronted by legendary composer and maestro AR Rahman, Bollywood biggies such as Salim Sulaiman, Clinton Cerejo and Mithoon team up with digital stars SANAM, Shraddha Sharma, Maati Bani and others 

In a recent ranking by YouTube India, Qyuki had two of the top 3 fastest growing channels in the country while on Facebook, its' managed talent FunkYou grew over 1500x to 7 MILLION fans in one year. Qyuki prides itself in being a creator focused company with SANAM Band, FunkYou, Shraddha Sharma, Motorbeam, and Powerdrift being some of the largest digital brands managed by Qyuki. The Company's Agency business has also executed some of the largest branded content projects with clients like Coca-Cola, Olx, VW, Mercedes-Benz, Colgate, Moneycontrol amongst others.  

Yuri Suri replaces Nawab Shah on Peshwa Bajirao

Nawab Shah who was finalized to play Qamaruddin in Sony Entertainment Television’s upcoming historical show Peshwa Bajirao has been replaced by Yuri Suri.
A source close to the production house informs us about the new development, "We have roped in the talented actor Yuri Suri to play the role of Qamaruddin and are confident that he will do justice to the character."
Furthermore the source elaborated saying, "Earlier, Nawab Shah had agreed to the terms and conditions before signing the dotted line but due to creative differences in terms of make-up, costume and the way his character was conceived, he could not continue with the show. He started having issues with the script as well and felt that it didn’t suit his character. Furthermore, he demanded a movie hair & make-up artist. Upon disagreeing to his uncalled for demands, he threatened to quit the show.”
Yuri Suri definitely knows his acting nooks well and is set to bring alive Qamaruddin on television screens.

Siddhant Kapoor: All about Christmas, angadias and demonetisation

Siddhant Kapoor has gotten into the mood for Christmas. The actor who is busy playing a don in ‘Haseena’ this season, Siddhant is nostalgic about the last Christmas when he was busy shooting as a courier boy in the Pia Sukanya directed ‘Bombairiya’. 
The ‘angadias’ form a Gujarati community of trusted couriers who used to carry high value items across the country. Spreading a word and sparing a thought for the ‘angadia’ people in the tiring times of demonetisation this Christmas, Siddhant Kapoor said, “I know quite a few of these guys personally and they must really be feeling the pinch as cash has totally dried up. Paid a minuscule
fraction of the value of what they are carrying and risking being robbed or harmed for the sheer pride of being a traditional angadia, many may be looking for alternative careers in the New Year. While we lucky few are placing orders for online delivery before Christmas, let's spare a thought for the ‘angadia’ whose traditional service to the diamond industry in particular goes back hundreds of years."  
Apart from Siddhant Kapoor, ‘Bombairiya’ also stars Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Amit Sial and Shilpa Shukla. Currently in the post production stage, ‘Bombairiya’ is gearing up for an early 2017 release. 

Siddhant Kapoor has completed the shooting of ‘Bombairiya’ and is concentrating on working with sister Shraddha Kapoor in ‘Haseena’. The real life siblings are set to portray Haseena and Dawood Ibrahim on the silver screen.

Monday, December 26, 2016

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH ‘THEN AND NOW’ THE JUNGLE BOOK’S ON STAR MOVIES

The Jungle Book has always been a film that has been a part of our lives of every generation. As we are nearing to the end of the year and beginning the whole new year of 2017, Star Movies will be celebrating the first day of the year with a special Disney feature! The channel shall feature a back to back ‘Then and Now’ presentation with Disney’s The Jungle Book 1967 (Then) classic airing on 1st January, Sunday at 1pm followed by the recent Jon Favreau’s re-imagination (Now) at 3pm. 
Paying homage to the old and new, Star Movies brings back the Rudyard Kipling’s classic films that have always been remembered in every household. The 1967 classic is a goofy animated interpretation of Kipling’s novel. A true childhood favourite, the movie is beloved by all for its unforgettable songs and Mowgli’s colourful journey across the jungle with his friend, Baloo. In the 2016 flick, The Jungle Book is a re-telling of the classic tale brought to life with CGI and cutting edge animation with a natural appeal that will leave you spellbound. It follows Mowgli, a man-cub who calls the jungle ‘home’ and is forced to run away from his home as he is pursued by a ferocious, Tiger Shere Khan. 
From the yester years to the current age, The Jungle Book has become a constant source of happiness and enjoyment with both films being a beautiful rendition of the book. What better way to celebrate the New Year’s than with Mowgli and his friends at 1pm and 3pm with Star Movies! 

Don’t miss the new year celebration with Star Movies on 1st January at 1pm and 3pm with the ‘man-cub’, Mowgli.

ASLAM SHAIKH (MLA OF INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS) SPEARHEADED "MALAD MASTI’ FREE STREET EVENT IN MALAD

Residents of Malad woke up to a bright Sunday morning, Malad street turned into a no vehicle zone for a family fun day with Sports, Games, Yoga, Music, Dance, Food, Fun & Frolic, Arts & Crafts.
25th December, 2016 in Mumbai To bring the local residents together on a Sunday morning, the local residence of Malad had come together with a module call "Malad Masti’, a neighbourhoods free street event in Malad. 
Singing sensations Toshi Sabri and Sharib Sabri performed and made the crowd groove to their tunes. There was also Christmas Salsa performance by Raunaque. The event saw the presence of Pooja Banerjee & Meiyang Chang.
The street turned into a huge black board for many children; it was a playground for some others; a platform to showcase talents for school and college students; and a workout area for those interested in yoga and fitness programmes. 
"Malad Masti" had organized different sports activity including-  Dj Music, Flash Mob, Zumba, Aerobics, Badminton, Cricket, Football  etc. Sunday morning saw cyclists, skaters, dancing groups and joggers occupy a 2.5-km stretch of the Mindspace road. 
The street was chocked-full by various dancing and fitness groups who educated citizens for a healthy life. But for a group of 12 young skaters, Sunday morning was like a dream come true. They finally had smooth and open space to test their skills without fear of speeding vehicles. 
Over hundreds of women, conducted yoga for an hour. Students gave an enthralling band performance. And members of Laughter Club also occupied a space on the vehicle-free road. And, students also marched in with a band performance. A mind blowing performance, street play,  by some students, music and races for children were some of the other activities. 

The strong team  worked day in and out to make this free street dream a reality. Speaking about the street event in Malad , Aslam Shaikh said " "The event will not only bring the residents together but also bring back the childhood memories and help today’s generation children to play freely and reclaim the street".

New Years Expectations; Quote from Mr Amit Sharma, Miraj Cinemas

ITS A MIXED BAG EXPERIENCE IN 2016 & 2017 HOLLYWOOD LIKELY TO TAKE OVER BOLLYWOOD
"The year 2016 was average in terms of business as Bollywood movies failed badly except few regional movies who has done extremely good in box office such as ‘Sairat’. Compared to Bollywood, Hollywood gave extremely good business this year. Simultaneously, film piracy has taken bigger chunk of our business where movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ or ‘Great Grand Masti’ suffered a lot. In 2016, there are couple of Bollywood sequels has been made which tried to do business on brand names. Lastly, recent demonetisation move by Prime Minister hits business in box office and will impact in our last quarter balance sheet.


The next year (2017) seems much brighter compared to 2016 as we expect business from Hollywood will increase and will likely to take over Bollywood in box office as there are series of blockbuster movies lined up throughout the year. While, in Bollywood we will have two movies from Salman and one from Shahrukh and one from Hrithik , Ajay in two movies , four movies for Akshay and Varun Dhawans in two movies. However, we should not forget most awaited Bahubali and Robot 2.0 will also be slotted in 2017. I believe major external issue like demonetization will also take back seat over by March next year, however, piracy will remain a major concern for us till policy makers come forward and take necessary steps to kill this evil,” said Amit Sharma, Managing Director, Miraj Cinemas.

Aditya fulfils a wish

Aditya Roy Kapur  has gone out of his way to fulfil a fan’s wish. The fan, Lunika Nagdev, suffers from a life-threatening sickness, and is being treated at a city hospital. She has apparently wanted to meet the actor for a long time. When Aditya learnt about Lunika’s wish, he made an effort to fulfil her wish and met her last week. 
A source says, “Aditya went to meet the fan at a hospital and spent almost the entire day with her and some other patients who gathered to meet him. The team of the Make-A-Wish Foundation got in touch with Aditya’s team and facilitated this meeting. Aditya went to see Lunika with a few gifts and she gave him a heartfelt gift as well.”
Aditya, who is especially popular with girls, has always maintained a close relationship with his fans. The Aashiqui 2 (2013) actor apparently even saves the letters he receives from his fans, and is always touched by their heartfelt gestures. Aditya isn’t active on social media, and his fans have urged him to join one of the social media platforms so that they can stay in touch with him.

'Salman and Bigg Boss may send out wrong message if Bani J is made winner'

Many feel that Bani J is being projected as the winner of Bigg Boss 10. Her close friendship with past BB winner Gauhar Khan is also said to be a reason she is being preferred. However, chess master Dhyani Dave who analyses Bigg Boss just like a mind game of chess, feels Bani winning the reality show could bring a bad name to Salman Khan and the show.
"Over the years, both Salman Khan and Bigg Boss have been seen as righteous. Salman always encourages good behaviour on the show and supports the morally correct. And Bigg Boss, through his commanding yet affectionate voice, has also always stood for good," Dhyani points out.
She explains, "Banj J has been a very strong contender on the show. She has made a lot of right moves to stay put and reminds one of the way Gauhar played a very smart game. However, unlike Gauhar, Bani has been one of the most foul-mouthed contestants on Bigg Boss. We cannot deny this fact. Through her beeped lip-movements bachcha-bachcha understands that Bani has been giving the choicest of gaalis to those who she hasn't vibed with."
"If Bani is made the winner, then the show may send out a wrong message that swear words are cool. That would be very ironical for a show, which inspite of seeking eyeballs through the concept of voyeurism, has taken pride on supporting the good in people." Dhyani does have a point.

Pakistan missing Dangal even as ban on Indian films revoked

After a considerable drop in footfalls to its cinema houses, Pakistan revoked its ban on Indian films a week ago. However, a report in their leading newspaper Dawn claims there are no signs of the Indian blockbuster Dangal being screened in Pakistan, inspite of it opening in India and internationally last week. 
Stating that Aamir Khan has a huge fan-following in Pakistan, the report says that the release of his latest project in this country would have earned him and his producers a decent amount, especially bearing in mind the kind of roaring business that Salman Khan’s Sultan did in Pakistan. 
The paper has quoted Anita Kenneth, the head of marketing at Atrium Cinema in Pakistan saying, "We have not received anything from them (India). There’s no news from their side (regarding Dangal)." Mohsin Yaseen, marketing general manager at Pak's cinema exhibitor chain Cinepax says, "As far as I know, Indian distributors have not struck a deal in Pakistan for Dangal." 
Senior film-maker Syed Noor told the paper that film exhibitors in Pak were earlier "cribbing that people were not coming to cinemas (after the ban on Bollywood flicks) because they wanted to see Indian movies. Who are they to decide what Pakistanis want to see or not? It was the Indian producers who first imposed a ban on our artists." 

Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar from Mumbai points out that this hints at something deeper. "Until fundamental issues between the countries are not tackled, these ups and downs could continue. An interesting alternative for Pakistan would be to strengthen and raise the bar for quality of its own films." The publicist adds, "If Pak films match the quality standards of Indian films, the question of looking to any other country to provide content wont arise."

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