Tuesday, February 28, 2017

सरकार ३ के करैक्टर पोस्टर

अमित साध -शिवाजी नागरे (सुभाष नागरे का बददिमाग  नाती) 

मनोज बाजपेई- गोविन्द देशपांडे (सुभाष नागरे का विरोधी अरविन्द केजरीवाल से प्रेरित किरदार)

रोनित रॉय - गोकुल साटम (सुभाष नागरे का विश्वसनीय) 

यामी गौतम - अन्नू करकरे (सुभाष नगर से अपने पिता की हत्या का बदला लेना चाहती है)

Know the World of Casting with the Casting Guru: Mukesh Chhabra on TIMC Show

Popularly known as the 'Casting Chhabra' in Bollywood, Mukesh Chhabra might look like an intense man but he definitely knows his people. A keen observer and a man of many talents lays bare his thoughts about the industry and the glamour world unfiltered on the TIMC Show this weekend. 
The man who kept on working hard to reach greater heights without keeping the demand to be appreciated, is always a feet deeper in love with the work that he does. Mukesh has done some wonderful work in movies from ‘Rang De Basanti’ to casting for the recent blockbuster, ‘Dangal’. Having worked with almost all the renowned directors which the industry has ever seen, he considers them as their Gurus and inspirations to do better each time.
Understanding the perspective of people and making the right fit for the people, juggling with mind sets is the everyday job for this man. A man with so much positivity and motivation is not something that you can miss. A perfect tune for the young ones.
Catch the entire episode on TIMC Show:

Monday, February 27, 2017

Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana - Trailer Link & Poster

Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana stars Akshara Haasan, Vivaan Shah Gurmeet Choudhary and Kavitta Verma who plays a pivotal role in the film. Written and directed by Manish Harishankar and produced by TP Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal under the banner Star Entertainment Worldwide Pvt  Ltd. The movie also features Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra, Darshan Jariwala, Ravi Kishan, Suhasini Mulay, Navni Parihar, Kishori Shahane, Jyoti Kalsh and Ehsan Khan. This film is a family entertainer which revolves around a royal marriage and quirky characters, who are hilariously trapped in their own tragedies.

Rani Mukerji Returns To Acting With HICHKI

She took everyone by storm as the power packed policewoman in Mardaani, and then took time off for motherhood. Now, Rani Mukerji will return to do what she loves doing the most. She will star in Yash Raj Films’ Hichki, to be directed by Siddharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma. 
With Hichki, she will be seen in a positive and inspiring story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength. Rani elaborates, “I was looking for a script that would challenge and excite me, and Hichki came my way. Each of us has a weakness that pulls us back. It could be a disability or any condition but if we just look at it as simply a hiccup, we can emerge as a winner. It won’t come in the way of achieving our dreams. Hichki is built on this positive premise and I decided to take it up.” 

Hichki will be Maneesh Sharma’s third film as a producer with Yash Raj Films after Dum Laga Ke Haisha and the forthcoming Meri Pyaari Bindu. Siddharth P Malhotra, who has directed We Are Family will be making his first film with Yash Raj Films.

'Chatur Naar' song from Machine starring Mustafa and Kiara Advani

Mustafa’s debut film ‘Machine’ has been creating quite the buzz with its recently launched trailer and also the romantic song ‘Itna Tumhe’ which has been well received by audiences. 
Adding to the impressive music album is the new song of ‘Chatur Naar’, which shows the dancing side of the nimble footed Mustafa! While the trailer showed Mustafa's macho and action packed avatar, the charming debutant will be seen matching energetic and quirky steps to the catchy peppy tunes, with Kiara Advani...looks like we might just have the party anthem of this season! 
The song, which is releasing today has been penned by Niket Pandey, sung by Nakash Aziz & Shashaa Tirupati, Ekka and composed by Tanishk Bagchi.
Link: 
From the sound of it to its look and feel, the song will be a groovy, peppy number. It is choreographed by Bosco-Caesar and the steps will make you want to get on the dance floor.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Veteran actor Ranjeet felicitated at 3rd International Film Festival of Prayag

The opening ceremony of 3rd International Film Festival of Prayag was held in Delhi. With the intention to promote the culture of independent filmmaking, 3rd IFFP received a great reception. Veteran actor Ranjeet, Gaurav Dwivedi - General Secretary, Film Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh,  writer Harvinder Mankkar and Hasan Haider, Founder & Director of IFFP were present on the first day. 
A tribute was made to the late actor Om Puri who was the Chief Guest during the 1st IFFP held in Prayag. 
Veteran actor Ranjeet was felicitated with the Living Legend Award and he said, “I have completed 50 years in Hindi Cinema and people would initially think of me as a bad man due to my negative roles. Of course that is not the case now. I am thankful to IFFP for this award and there’s no doubt that this platform has become an important event across India especially for budding filmmakers.” 
Actor Ranjeet gave away Being Human award to Dr. Sunil Khaturiya and the Young Achiever’s Award to actor Rajeev Mishra. 
Enthusiasts have submitted films in categories like Documentary, Short Fiction, Short Animation & Feature Film. 
The previous two editions of International Film Festival of Prayag were held in Prayag amongst much fanfare. The film festival will feature the screening of independent cinema submitted by filmmakers, students and professionals from around the world. There will be plenty of things to do, to learn and to watch in this great event. The festival will start with a grand opening ceremony in the presence of some great cine personalities like Johnny Lever & Rajpal Yadav. 
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award while veteran actor Ranjeet will be felicitated with the Living Legend Award. Manoj Tiwari will be presented the Shan-e-Prayag 2017 award. 
 Ab To Patti Khol Do, a special film on Swachh Bharat will be showcased on the opening day followed by the screening of the selected films from different filmmakers and genres. The second day of the festival would have its own flavour with some lecture sessions, interaction between guest speakers and audience. 
Hasan Haider, Founder, IFFP & Owner, Z & Z Media Pvt. Ltd says, “We are super excited to present the third edition of IFFP in Delhi. I am sure movie goers will have a gala time during the screenings at the film fest.” 

The 3rd International Film Festival of Prayag will feature entries from countries like India, UAE Dubai, Sweden, Iran, Canada, Italy, Japan, Spain, China, Pakistan & Tajikistan.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

एम्प्लीफाय टाइम्स म्यूजिक रिकॉर्ड लेबल के संस्थापक वरुण प्रभुदयाल गुप्ता को उद्यम प्रतिभा ट्रैक पुरस्कार



The Legendary Apache Indian returns to his roots on brand new studio album 'IN JA'

The Brit-Asian Steven Kapur a.k.a. APACHE INDIAN needs no introduction. He’s been around for a long time with a distinguished career that most of today’s artistes will envy of! A journey that started 25 Years ago with his signing to the iconic ISLAND RECORDS label in the UK. Apache took his vibrant sounds of Dancehall, Reggae and Raga around the world fusing his distinctive vocal style with Indian, Jamaican and English music. “Chok There”, “Arranged Marriage”, “Don Raja”, “Boom Shack-A-Lak”, “Raggamuffin Girl”, “Make Way For The Indian” to name a few became Anthems and Apache Indian had arrived! 
Cut to 2017, APACHE INDIAN refuses to sit on his laurels as he prepares the launch of his brand new studio album IN JA (or `In Jamaica’) – as the title indicates, Apache returns to his roots with an out and out Reggae album!  In celebration of 25 Years since his signing to Island Records in 1992, IN JA – Produced by Jim Beanz (who has previously worked with Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Duran Duran, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Empire TV Series, the Simpsons TV show & more) & Charlie Hype – is a sonic treat with great production and strong lyrical content. 
Sharing his excitement for the new album, Apache Indian said, "`In Ja’ takes you on a journey back to Jamaica and celebrates my deep love of Reggae music! From the Dancehall style that I'm known for, to Lovers Rock & Roots. The Album gives you some great songs, melodies & production, it will keep u singing dancing and thinking of the important messages behind the lyrics. The real magic comes from my Music Producers Jim Beanz & Charlie Hype at Sunset Entertainment! Working with them has been the most inspirational experience of my career and allows me to celebrate 25 years in full style! Love & Peace to all the fans that have supported me over the years….this one’s for you! " 
Devraj Sanyal, MD and CEO of Universal Music Group, “UMG has always been home to Apache Indian and we are delighted to once again have the privilege of releasing his brand new studio album `IN JA’. With a career spanning over 25 years, his longevity in the music business itself makes him Special and none can doubt his immense contribution towards introducing Indian sounds to the western world through his unique brand of `Bhangramuffin’. With the resurgence of reggae and dancehall, we are confident that `In Ja’ will introduce Apache to a whole new generation. It’s a contemporary sounding reggae album with high production values and infectious hooks - prepare for Apache Indian 2017!
'In JA’ will be available across all digital partners on 24th of February, 2017 Exclusively on Universal Music. 
About Apache Indian
Starting his music career in 1989, Apache Indian gained popularity amongst the masses both in India and overseas for his distinct reggae style combining elements of Jamaican, Indian, and English music. His first single “Move over India” released in 1990 flawlessly combined raga and Bhangra beats showcasing his ability to incorporate his Indian Roots with his music in the popular British Reggae scene. Since then, Apache has been on a journey of prolific success with his brand of fusion reggae music. He signed to the iconic label Island Records - a Universal Music Group in 1992 and dropped his debut album ‘No Reservations’ in 1993. The rest as they is History as Apache continued to unleash some of the biggest dance hits around the world including “Chok There”, “Arranged Marriage”, “Don Raja”, “Boom Shack-A-Lak”, “Raggamuffin Girl” and “Make Way For The Indian” Ft. Tim Dog to name a few. Along the way Apache earned some prestigious accolades including receiving the Ivor Novello Award for `Best Contemporary Song’ (“Arranged Marriage”), `Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Brit Asia TV Award, `Best International Success’ (20
03), `Outstanding Achievement’ (2005) and `Lifetime Achievement Award’ (2011) at the UK Asian Music Awards. He was also nominated for `Best Debut Album’ (`No Reservations’) at the Mercury Music Prize (1993).

In addition to working with artists ranging from Shaggy, Sly & Robbie, Frankie Paul, Maxi Priest, Tim Dog, Pras (from The Fugees), Mafia & Fluxy, Jim Beanz, Charlie Hype to A.R Rahman Asha Bhosle, Malkit Singh, Jazzy B, Miss Pooja, Bally Sagoo, Rishi Rich, Sunidhi Chauhan, Apache Indian is also known as one of the earliest UK artists of Asian origin to have a significant impact on the UK charts.

Vidyut Jammwal- The Action Star Of This Generation

We’ve all seen action packed Bollywood films with high octane and death-defying stunts that are executed by stunt doubles most of the times. But the only actor who is a trained martial artist since before he became an actor and does all his stunts is Vidyut Jammwal.
His role models being Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan, Vidyut has paved his way as an action star without any Bollywood influences and roots. He doesn’t follow a pattern in films or even stick to certain roles and habits.  As he says himself, “Out of the comfort zone is the comfort zone”.
Apart from being effortlessly sexy, fit and amazing at his job, Vidyut is an intelligent man who thinks women should not change their bodies to look good for anybody.
Being quite the fitness fanatic, Vidyut thinks giving up certain foods to lose weight and getting fit is a myth. He also thinks to be disciplined in training doesn’t mean to workout at 4 am, he thinks discipline is working out daily at whatever time possible.
Inspiring millions with the kinds of stunts he executes and just being himself, Vidyut has become the action star of this generation.

Amy Jackson roots for animal welfare

Amy Jackson who did her schooling in London has requested her school management to hold a workshop where she could meet the students and speak about the importance of animal care.
The gorgeous actress has always supported the cause of animal welfare be it cruelty against them or raising funds through an NGO for the betterment of them.
If sources are to be believed, Amy wanted to be involved in some activity that helps creating awareness about protecting animals. She feels when actors discuss about issues like these, it creates more awareness and the initiatives are taken seriously.
Amy discussed this with her team in London and requested them to get in touch with her school management to hold a session where she will personally meet students and interact with them. She will also encourage them to adopt animals such as cats & dogs.
The talented actress feels people aren’t that aware about animal welfare and the well-being of animals. If need be, she will also work on methods to raise funds to take this ahead.

Muh mangi rakam for comedian Bharti Singh for an upcoming dance reality show

Television’s most adored and famous comedian Bharti Singh is not just audience’s favorite but even television channels are fond of this comedy queen. The vivacious Bharati Singh who is currently seen in Color’s Comedy Nights Bachao has entertained everyone with her phenomenal comic timing and immense talent, thereby gaining a decent amount of TRP’s for the show. 
The popular comedian who has fans all around the globe is not just getting offers from her maiden channel where her show airs but also from their competitors who equally believe in the young comedian’s talent and immense admiration from her fans. Recently a leading television channel has offered Bharti Singh and her beloved partner to participate for the channel’s upcoming dance show, which is in its 8th season. 
According to a strong source, makers of the show have offered a high amount of fee to the comedian since they feel that she is a deserving candidate and a sure shot entertainment package for their show. But there is a little twist in the tale as the source informs that Bharati’s partner is bit camera shy and therefore the two are contemplating to be a part or not. The channel is known to be in love with her comedian and have also gone to an end to pay the couple whatever they demand of. 

Well, one thing is for sure that if the comedian queen Bharati Singh is on board the channel will surely have a whopping TRP because who doesn’t want to see this young confident comedian dance with her real partner!

WHEN THE LION MET THE ROCK

In just two days, the biggest names and stars of Hollywood will be walking on that iconic Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. The anticipation is building and building with everyone sharing their own Oscars predictions- from fans to celebrities as well! But the most recent showcase of support is by none other than actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for none other than Lion star Sunny Pawar!
The Moana star, who gave his voice for the Oscar Nominated film shared on Facebook and adorable picture of the two smiling holding Johnson’s WWE Belt with even the actor sharing a captain on how amazing it was to meet the young star and how he is certainly rotting for him to go home with an Oscar. Sunny Pawar starred in the film- Lion starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and has already earned a tremendous amount of appreciation in the run up to the Oscars. The film is also nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role

On Dwayne Johnson’s official Facebook page, the actor wrote-  “Great having this amazing 8yr old child actor and star of LION, Sunny Pawar, stop by my dressing room to meet. We talked about how cool it was that we both have Oscar nominated movies this Sunday, at the Academy Awards…..What a performance he put on in LION and the best part about this kid is, he's a really REALLY polite and happy little boy. So cool to see. Good luck this Sunday big man. Bring home that Oscar!”

Practice your thumkas with Amit Trivedi


द ऑस्कर्स २०१७ में इस बार !

दुनिया के सबसे प्रतिष्ठित पुरस्कारों में शुमार ऑस्कर अवार्ड्स २६ फरवरी को घोषित  किये जायेंगे।  श्रेष्ठ फिल्म (बेस्ट पिक्चर) की श्रेणी में ९ फिल्मों के नामों का ऐलान हो चूका है।  इनमे से किसी एक को २६ फरवरी के विजेता घोषित किया जायेगा।  इसके  अलावा अन्य दूसरी श्रेणियों में भी नामांकन का ऐलान किया जा चुका है।  आइये जानते हैं कौन कौन सी फिल्म, कौन कौन एक्टर-एक्ट्रेस और एनीमेशन मूवीज ऑस्कर की दौड़ में शामिल हैं -
श्रेष्ठ फिल्म (बेस्ट पिक्चर)- इस श्रेणी में अराइवल, फेंसेज़, हैक्सा रिज, हेल ऒर हाई वॉटर, हिडन फिगर्स, ला ला लैंड, लायन, मेनचेस्टर बय द सी और मूनलाइट जैसी नौ फ़िल्में नामित हैं।
अराइवल- बारह स्पेसक्राफ्ट रहस्यमय तरीके से पृथ्वी पर उतरते हैं, जिनमे एलियंस हैं।  भाषाई प्रोफेसर लुइस बैंक्स को उनकी भाषा समझने लिए तैनात किया जाता है।  निर्देशक डेनिस विलेनुवे की इस रहस्य ड्रामा से भरपूर विज्ञान फंतासी फिल्म के निर्माताओं शॉन लेवी, डान लेविन, आरोन रैडर और डेविड लिंडे का यह पहला ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  अराइवल को सिनेमेटोग्राफी, डायरेक्शन, फिल्म एडिटिंग। प्रोडक्शन डिजाईन, साउंड एडिटिंग, साउंड मिक्सिंग और अडॉप्टेड स्क्रीनप्ले राइटिंग की श्रेणी में भी नामांकन मिला है।
फेंसेज़- ट्रॉय मैक्सन पूर्व खिलाड़ी है और अपनी पत्नी रोज और किशोर बेटे कोरी के साथ पिट्सबर्ग में रिटायर लाइफ जी रहा है। उसके मन में बेसबॉल और ज़िन्दगी के प्रति कड़वाहट भरी है।  इससे मैक्सन और फुटबॉल के उदीयमान खिलाड़ी कोरी के साथ उसके सम्बन्ध खराब होने लगते हैं।  निर्माता स्कॉट रूडिन और फिल्म के निर्देशक और एक्टर डेंजेल वाशिंगटन का बेस्ट एक्टर की श्रेणी में आठंवा ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन हैं।  फिल्म के एक अन्य निर्माता टॉड ब्लैक का यह पहला नामांकन है।  यह फिल्म बेस्ट एक्टर, एक्ट्रेस और अडॉप्टेड स्क्रीनप्ले राइटिंग की श्रेणी में भी नामित हुई है।
हैक्सा रिज- निर्देशक मेल गिब्सन की यह फिल्म द्वितीय विश्व युध्द के दौरान अमेरिकन आर्मी के डेस्मंड टी डॉस की कहानी है, जो ओकिनावा के युद्ध में  लोगों पर गोलियां चलाने से इनकार कर देता है।  इस  बायोपिक फिल्म का नायक डेस्मंड पहला सैनिक था, जिसे बिना एक भी गोली चलाये मैडल ऑफ़ हॉनर दिया गया था।  फिल्म की निर्माता जोड़ी बिल मैकेनिक और डेविड पेरमुट का यह पहला ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है। इस फिल्म को बेस्ट एक्टर, डायरेक्शन, फिल्म एडिटिंग, साउंड एडिटिंग और साउंड मिक्सिंग की श्रेणी में भी नामांकन मिला है।
हेल ऒर हाई वाटर-  डेविड मैकेंज़ी निर्देशित इस फिल्म में दो भाई टोबी और टेनर वेस्ट अपने खेत बचाने के लिए टेक्सास बैंक लूट लेते हैं।  टेक्सास रेंजर मार्कस हैमिलटन के रिटायरमेंट से पहले का यह आखिरी मामला है।  वह इस मामले की तह तक पहुंचता ही है कि। ...! निर्माता कार्ला हैकेन और जूली यॉर्न का यह पहला अकादमी नॉमिनेशन है।  फिल्म सपोर्टिंग एक्टर, फिल्म एडिटिंग और ओरिजिनल स्क्रीप्ले राइटिंग की श्रेणी में भी नामित हुई है।
हिडन फिगर्स-  साठ के दशक की शुरुआत में अफ्रीकी-अमेरिकी महिला गणितज्ञों की टीम तमाम बाधाओं के बावजूद नासा के अंतरिक्ष कार्यक्रमों को सफल बनाने में अपना योगदान देती हैं।  थिओडोर मेलफी निर्देशित हिडन फिगर्स की निर्माता डोना गिगलिओटी का यह चौथा ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  पीटर चेर्निन और जेन्नो टॉपिंग पहली बार और फैरेल विलियम्स दूसरी बार नामित हुए हैं।  फिल्म अडॉप्टेड स्क्रीनप्ले राइटिंग और सपोर्टिंग एक्ट्रेस की श्रेणी में भी नामित हुई है।
ला ला लैंड- एक्टर बनने की इच्छुक मिया और जैज़ पियानिस्ट सेबेस्टियन शो बिज़नस में अपना मुकाम बनाने के लिए लॉस एंजेल्स में संघर्ष कर रहे हैं।  निराशा के इस  दौर में भी वह अपने बीच पैदा प्यार को भी सींचने  की कोशिश करते हैं।   फिल्म के निर्देशक डेमियन कैज़ेल हैं।  निर्माता फ्रेड बर्जर और जॉर्डन होरोविट्ज का यह पहला और मार्क प्लाट का दूसरा ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  ला ला लैंड बेस्ट एक्टर और एक्ट्रेस, सिनेमेटोग्राफी, कॉस्ट्यूम डिजाईन, डायरेक्शन, एडिटिंग, ओरिजिनल म्यूजिक स्कोर, ओरिजिनल सांग, प्रोडक्शन डिजाईन, साउंड एडिटिंग, साउंड मिक्सिंग और ओरिजिनल स्क्रीनप्ले राइटिंग सहित १४ श्रेणियों में नामित हुई है।
लायन-  पांच साल का सारू अपने परिवार  से बिछुड़ जाता है।  बड़े होने पर वह टेक्नोलॉजी के जरिये कलकत्ता में अपने परिवार की खोज करता है।  गार्थ डेविस निर्देशित लायन एंजी फील्डर का पहला और एमिल शर्मन और लैन कैनिंग का दूसरा ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  फिल्म सपोर्टिंग एक्टर और एक्ट्रेस, सिनेमेटोग्राफी, ओरिजिनल स्कोर और अडॉप्टेड स्क्रीनप्ले की श्रेणी में भी नामित है।
मेनचेस्टर बय द सी- अपने भाई की मौत की खबर पा कर अप्रेंटिस ली शैंडलर अपने गाँव वापस आता है।  अब  उसे गाँव में अपने अनाथ भतीजे की देखभाल भी करनी है और अपने दुःख को भी काबू रखना है।  केनेथ लोनेर्गन निर्देशित इस फिल्म के निर्माता मैट डैमन इससे पहले चार बार - बतौर एक्टर तीन बार और एक बार बतौर लेखक नामित हो चुके हैं।  किम्बर्ली स्टीवार्ड, क्रिस मूर, लॉरेन बेक और केविन जे वाल्श का यह पहला ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  फिल्म बेस्ट एक्टर, सपोर्टिंग एक्टर और एक्ट्रेस, डायरेक्शन और ओरिजिनल स्क्रीनप्ले राइटिंग की श्रेणी में भी नामित है।
मूनलाइट- एक अश्वेत युवा बचपन से दुनिया में अपना मुकाम बनाने के लिए संघर्ष कर रहा है। फिल्म के निर्देशक बैरी जेनकिन्स है।  यह एडेले रोमांसकी का पहला, जेरेमी क्लिनर का चौथा और डेडे गार्डनर का पांचवा नॉमिनेशन है।  मूनलाइट सपोर्टिंग एक्टर और एक्ट्रेस, सिनेमेटोग्राफी, डायरेक्शन, एडिटिंग, ओरिजिनल स्कोर और अडॉप्टेड स्क्रीनप्ले राइटिंग की श्रेणी में भी नामित है।
श्रेष्ठ अभिनेता (एक्टर इन लीडिंग रोल)- इस श्रेणी में कैसी एफलेक, एंड्रू गारफील्ड, रयान गॉस्लिंग, वैगो मॉर्टेंसन और डेंजेल वाशिंगटन नामित हैं।
कैसी एफलेक- फिल्म मेनचेस्टर बय द सी में अप्रेंटिस ली शैंडलर के किरदार के लिए नामित होने वाले कैसी २००७ में द असैसिनेशन ऑफ़ जेसे जेम्स के लिए सपोर्टिंग एक्टर की  श्रेणी में नामित हो चुके हैं।
एंड्रू गारफील्ड- हैकसॉ रिज में  द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध के दौरान लोगों पर गोली चलाने से इनकार करने वाले सैनिक डेस्मंड डॉस की भूमिका के नामित एंड्रू गारफील्ड का यह पहला ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।
रयान गॉस्लिंग- जाज जैज़ पियानिस्ट सेबेस्टियन के किरदार के लिए नामित रयान गॉस्लिंग २००६ में हाफ नेल्सन के लिए भी नामित हो चुके हैं।
वैगो मॉर्टेंसन- कैप्टेन फैंटास्टिक में पैसिफिक नार्थवेस्ट में अपने  छह बच्चों का पालन कर रहे बेन की भूमिका के लिए नॉमिनेशन पाने वाले वेगो भी २००७ में ईस्टर्न प्रोमिसेज़ के लिए नामित हो चुके हैं।
डेंजेल वाशिंगटन- फेंसेज़ में ट्रॉय मैक्सन के किरदार के लिए नॉमिनेशन पाने वाले डेंजेल का यह आठवां ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  वह ट्रेनिंग डे (२००२) और ग्लोरी (१९८९) के लिए ऑस्कर जीत चुके हैं। वह फेंसेज़ के दो नॉमिनेशन के अलावा फ्लाइट (२०१२), द हरिकेन (१९९९), मालकम एक्स (१९९२)  और क्राई फ्रीडम (१९८७) के लिए भी नामित हो चुके हैं।
श्रेष्ठ अभिनेत्री (एक्ट्रेस इन लीडिंग रोल)- इस श्रेणी में इसाबेल हुपर्ट, रूथ नेगा नताली पोर्टमैन, एमा स्टोन और मेरील स्ट्रीप जैसी वरिष्ठ अभिनेत्रियां नामित हैं।
इसाबेल हुपर्ट- एल्ले में बलात्कार के बावजूद मदद के लिए पुलिस के पास नहीं जाने वाली, बल्कि खुद ही अपराधियों का पता लगा कर उन्हें सज़ा देने वाली सफल सीईओ मिशेल का किरदार करने के लिए नामित इसाबेल हुपर्ट का यह पहला ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।
रूथ नेगा-  फिल्म लविंग के अपने श्वेत पति को पाने के लिए अमेरिकी कानून में बदलाव की लड़ाई लड़ने वाली अफ्रीकन अमेरिकन महिला मिल्ड्रेड का किरदार  करने के कारण रूथ नेगा को यह पहला ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन मिला है।
नताली पोर्टमैन- फिल्म जैकी में अमेरिका के पहली महिला जैकी केनेडी का किरदार करने के लिए नताली पोर्टमैन का यह तीसरा ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  इससे पहले वह ब्लैक स्वान (२०१०) और क्लोज़र (२००४) के लिए भी नामित हो चुकी हैं।  
एमा स्टोन- ला ला लैंड की उदीयमान गायिका मिया के किरदार के लिए एमा स्टोन का नामांकन उनका ऑस्कर के लिए दूसरा नामांकन हैं। २०१४ में वह फिल्म बर्डमैन में सपोर्टिंग एक्ट्रेस की श्रेणी में नामित हुई थी।  
मेरील स्ट्रीप- फ्लोरेंस फोस्टर जेनकिन्स में टाइटल रोल करने वाली हॉलीवुड की सबसे वरिष्ठ एक्ट्रेस मेरील स्ट्रीप का यह बीसवां ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  वह इनटू द वुड्स (२०१४), ऑगस्ट: ओसेज काउंटी (२०१३), जूली एंड जूलिया (२००९), डाउट (२००८), द डेविल वेअर्स प्रादा (२००६), अडॉप्टेशन (२००२), म्यूजिक ऑफ़ द हार्ट (१९९९), वन ट्रू थिंग (१९८८), द ब्रिजेज ऑफ़ मैडिसन काउंटी (१९९५), पोस्टकार्ड फ्रॉम द एज (१९९०), अ क्राई इन द डार्क (१९८८), आयरनवीड (१९८७), आउट ऑफ़ अफ्रीका (१९८५), सिल्कवुड (१९८३), द फ्रेंच लैफ्टिनेंटस वुमन (१९८१) और द डियर हंटर (१९७८) के लिए नामित होने के अलावा द आयरन लेडी (२०११), सोफीज़ चॉइस (१९८२)और क्रैमर वर्सेज क्रैमर (१९७९) के लिए ऑस्कर अवार्ड्स जीत चुकी हैं।   
एनिमेटेड फीचर फिल्म- इस श्रेणी की एनीमेशन फिल्मों में कुबो एंड द टू स्ट्रिंग्स, मोआना, माय लाइफ ऐज आ ज़ूशीनी, द रेड टर्टल और जूटोपिया के नाम शामिल हैं।   
कुबो एंड द टू स्ट्रिंग्स- युवा कुबो को अपने पिता की तीन चीज़ों की तलाश हैं, जिनसे वह अपनी जादूगरी की ताकत फिर हासिल कर सकता है। फिल्म के निर्माता अरियाने सुटनर पहली बार तथा निर्माता- निर्देशक ट्रेविस नाइट दूसरी बार (पहला नामांकन द बॉक्सट्रॉल्स (२०१४)) ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन पा रहे हैं।  इस फिल्म को विजुअल इफेक्ट्स की श्रेणी में भी नामांकन मिला है। 
मोआना- किशोरी मोआना को समुद्र से प्यार है।  मगर पिता की हिदायत है कि वह पोलीनेसियन आइलैंड की सीमा से आगे न जाए।  लेकिन, जब मोआना के घर को खतरा पैदा होता है तो वह सीमा भी पर करती है और एक डेमी गॉड मोई से मदद भी पाती है। फिल्म के निर्माता ओसनेट शुरुर का पहला तथा निर्देशक जॉन मस्कर का दूसरा और निर्देशक रॉन क्लेमेंट्स का तीसरा ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  
माय लाइफ ऐज अ ज़ूशीनी- शराबी माँ की मौत के बाद ज़ूशीनी अनाथालय में आ जाता हैं, जहां उसके जैसे तमाम बच्चे हैं।  वह उन बच्चों से दोस्ती भी करता है और बड़े होकर अपने और सबके भविष्य बनाने की तैयारी भी करता है।  निर्माता क्लाड बरास और मैक्स कार्ली का यह पहला ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  
द रेड टर्टल- एक नाविक समुद्र के किनारे वीरान द्वीप में फंस जाता है। वह जितनी बार नाव बना कर समुद्र पर करने की कोशिश करता है, एक बड़ी लहर और विशालकाय लाल कछुआ उसके हर प्रयास असफल कर देते है। फादर एंड डॉटर (२०००) के लिए ऑस्कर जीत चुके माइकल डुडौक डिविट का यह तीसरा नॉमिनेशन है।  वह द मोंक एंड द फिश (१९९४) के लिए नामित हो चुके हैं। यह द विंड राइजेज के बाद निर्माता ताशियो सुजुकी का दूसरा ऑस्कर नॉमिनेशन है।  
जूटोपिया- खरगोश जुडी होप्स जूटोपिया में तैनात धोखेबाज़ पुलिस वाला है।  वह एक मामले को सुलझाने के दौरान दुष्ट लोमड़ी के संपर्क में आता है। निर्देशक बायरन होवार्ड और रिच मूर का यह दूसरा नामांकन है।  इससे पहले बायरन बोल्ट (२००८) और रिच रेक-इट राल्फ (२०१२) के लिए नामित हो चुके हैं। निर्माता क्लार्क स्पेंसर पहली बार ऑस्कर समारोह में मौजूद होंगे। यह फिल्म वर्ल्डवाइड बॉक्स ऑफिस पर १ बिलियन डॉलर से अधिक का बिज़नस कर चुकी है। 

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'All about the bass' hitmaker Meghan Trainor Brings Back Girl Power for 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' Song - 'I'm a Lady'

Songstress Meghan Trainor has unveiled  “I’m a Lady,” her new song from the fully-animated feature film Smurfs: The Lost Village.The Grammy-winning pop star dropped the sassy, girl power anthem overnight. The accompanying music video will premiere next Friday, March 3rd Trainor also announced that she will be voicing one of the new characters from Smurfs: The Lost Village, Smurf Melody, in one of this year’s most awaited animation feature films. 
“I’m so excited to be singing ‘I’m a Lady’ for this movie,” said Trainor.  “It’s a song that I love and am very proud of, and I can’t wait for the world to finally hear it! Getting to play a small part in the film with my character, SmurfMelody, makes this all the more exciting! So happy to be a part of the Smurfs family!!!” 
In this fully animated, fresh new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.  Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! 
Directed by Kelly Asbury, the film is written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, based on the characters and works of Peyo.  Produced by Jordan Kerner and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews,Smurfs: The Lost Village  features the voices of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, Michelle Rodriguez as Smurf Storm, Ellie Kemper as Smurf Blossom, Ariel Winter as Smurf Lily, with Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf and Julia Roberts as Smurf Willow. 

Smurfs: The Lost Village is all set to release in India on 21st April,2017.

AJAY KAPOOR SHOWERING BLESSINGS ON THE NEWLY WED NEIL-RUKMINI

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh's wedding reception to Rukmini Sahay was a star-studded affair as Ajay Kapoor Managing Director In Rajesh Wadhawan Group’s New Film Production HouseKyta Productions Pvt. Ltd. along with his wife Ekta Kapoor attended the reception and wished the newly-weds. 
Where Ajay Kapoor maintained a high sartorial tempo in a classic tuxedo, Ekta Kapoor stomped around in style in an embellished gown with an ethnic touch. 

Ajay Kapoor of Managing Director In Rajesh Wadhawan Group’s New Film Production HouseKyta Productions Pvt. Ltd.  & his wife Ekta Kapoor said “Wishing them all the joy on their special day. With all the good thoughts, glee and happiness, May they stay forever happy with each other. We wish them a wonderful wedded life”

Friday, February 24, 2017

Swara Bhaskar and Sandiip Kapur launch the trailer of Anaarkali of Aarah

Swara Bhaskar has been the talk of the town since the release of the first poster of her forthcoming film, Anaarkali of Aarah, produced by Priya and Sandiip Kapur, starring her along with Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi and Ishtiaq Khan among others, directed by Avinash Das under the banner Promodome Motion Pictures. 
The scintillating poster featuring Swara sporting a multi-colour lehenga created a huge buzz among the viewers who couldn’t stop praising her bold avatar! 
The trailer launch of the colourful entertainer was conducted amidst a packed house by producer Priya and Sandiip Kapur, director Avinash Das and the cast Swara Bhaskar (dressed as Anaarkali), Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathy and Ishhtiaq Khan. 
Anarkali of Aarah revolves around a singer (played by Swara Bhaskar) who hails from Aarah in Bihar and is popular for her erotic songs. While Pankaj Tripathy portrays the colourful coordinator and manager of Anaarkali’s famous music party, the versatile and brilliant actor Sanjai Mishra will be seen playing a layered antagonist. Swara says, “Anaarkali is probably the toughest yet a very interesting character I've portrayed so far. Toughest because I wasn't familiar with such a different world which exist in our society. Watching several YouTube videos of singers like Anaarkali really inspired me as an actor. We also did workshops on our diction, accent and speech. It was a fabulous experience.” 
Producer Sandiip Kapur says: This subject has been very close to my heart since the first story narration. I am extremely proud of the final product and the performances of everyone, from Swara to Sanjay and Pankaj to Ishhtiaq are worthy of great applause. I thank my entire team for making this story a reality that you shall soon see. 

Director Avinash Das says, "When YouTube was just launched, I heard one sensuous and erotic number sung by Tarabano Faizabadi. She had no expression on her face and that's how the idea of Anarkali of Arrah developed in my mind. We have witnessed several incidents related to street singers in India in the last six to seven years, which made me feel I was on the right track. I'm thankful to producer Sandiip Kapur and Promodome Motion Pictures for their fifth and trust in me.” 

Produced by Priya and Sandiip Kapur and written and directed by Avinash Das under the banner Promodome Motion Pictures, Anaarkali of Aarah featuring Swara Bhaskar, Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathy and Ishhtiaq Khan is scheduled to release on March 24.

THE OSCARS MOST MEMORABLE SPEECHES

~Each year, there have always been a few Oscars speeches we can never forget~ 
As the 2017 Oscars and Oscar day draw closer, one of the many takeaways that fans to the nominees also remember is the Oscar speeches. For the past 89 years, Academy Awards have featured a host of speeches and moments that made us laugh or cry along with the winner. It can’t certainly be quite emotional moment for a nominee since artist to aspiring members watching at home have all daydreamed at least once in their lives to be able to her their name and to climb those stair and stand in front of millions of people watching around the world as they deliver an unforgettable Oscar speech.
The Oscars this year will be hosted by late night host Jimmy Kimmel and soon enough, we will find out who will be going home with the Oscar and will witness the best Oscar speeches that we will never forget. As we await for 27th February morning, here are some of the most emotional Oscar acceptance speeches from years past.
HALLE BERRY: 
Halle Berry became the first ever actress to secure a win for Best Actress in a Leading role. “This moment is so much bigger than me. This is for every nameless, faceless woman of colour that now has a chance because this door has opened.”
In a midst of tears and emotion, Halle Berry gave a sirring speech at the historic moment for her role in the movie- Monsters Ball as she became the first black woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress.
TOM HANKS

The two time Oscar Winner, the actor accepted his second Best Acttors Oscar in a row for Forrest Gump, having won previously for the film- Philadelphia. In a truly memorable speech, the actor gave a passionate few lines and also thanked his wife who he said “demonstrates for me everyday just what love is”.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO

It had been a long time coming for actor Leonardo Dicaprio. Last year, after numerous Oscar Nominations- the actor finally clinched the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the film0 The Revenant. The entire theatre gave him a standing ovation followed by a truly beautiful speech by the actor as he thanked his family, friends and gave a rousing speech on climate change. “For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.”
ROBIN WILLIAMS

A role that showcased a whole new side to the late comedian, Robin Williams, Good Will Hinting will always go down in history for the star’s breathtaking portrayal and his relationship with Matt Damon in the film. The comedian won the Oscar for Best supporting actor in 1998 and was completely surprised. “This might be the one time I am speechless”, which till today is a truly memorable moment. While many expected a speech full of impressions from the bouncing comedian, Robin Williams was gracious and almost out of breath. The actor thanked the Good Will Hunting cast and shared an anecdote about his father who had once said he should make sure he has a “backup profession like welding”.
ROBERTO BENIGNI 

The name Roberto Benigni became infamous in 1999 after his film- Life is Beautiful won an Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film. The actor after hearing the film winning an Oscars was so overwhelmed that he climbed over the seats at the theatre and even skipped onto the stage! The Enthusiastic director was over joyous and even told presenter, veteran actress Sophia Loren “I lift this trophy but I want you. I want to be rocked by the waves of your beauty. “What follows was certainly more laughter as the Italian director gave his thanks to  everyone and even cracked jokes about his parents saying “They gave me the biggest gift of poverty.” 
MATTHEW  McCONAUGHEY

A role that will truly be unforgettable, Matthew McConaughey won his first ever Oscar for Best Actor in a lead role for the film- Dallas Buyers Club. The speech featured his classic ’Alright, Alright, Alright’ and is a rare speech that made you laugh, cry and be inspired. With a combination of passion and humor, McConaughey shared about the role ,his faith and family who have inspired him. By ending his speech with his signature "Alright, alright, alright," which won the crowd completely.

The days are getting closer and closer. Don’t miss all the fun and watch THE OSCARS live on Monday, February 27th at 5:30 AM followed by a repeat at 8:30 PM on Star Movies, Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD.

Kavitta Verma Impresses As Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana's Palak

After releasing the fun and fresh posters featuring Akshara Haasan, Vivaan Shah and Gurmeet Choudhary, the makers of upcoming family entertainer, Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana have now unveiled the solo poster of Kavitta Verma, who plays a pivotal role in the film. Clad in a traditional blue outfit, Kavitta, who plays Palak in the movie, is looking gorgeous on the poster. Her body language and expression on the new poster portray that she is wondering about something. Wonder what that might be! The quirky posters of the movie have the cine-goers intrigued and they are eagerly awaiting the release of this family entertainer. 

Akshara Haasan, Vivaan Shah and Gurmeet Choudhary will be seen in pivotal roles in upcoming family entertainer Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana. Written and directed by Manish Harishankar and produced by TP Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal under the banner Star Entertainment Worldwide Pvt Ltd. The movie also features Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra, Darshan Jariwala, Ravi Kishan, Suhasini Mulay, Navni Parihar, Kishori Shahane, Jyoti Kalsh and Ehsan Khan. This film is a family entertainer which revolves around a royal marriage and quirky characters, who are hilariously trapped in their own tragedies.

Grand Trailer Launch For Mustafa and Kiara Advani's 'Machine'







Grand Trailer Launch For Mustafa and Kiara Advani's 'Machine'

It was quite a starry affair at the trailer of 'Machine' which was held in the presence of the actors Kiara Advani, debut actor Mustafa, directors Abbas-Mustafa and Producers Jayantilal Gada and Haresh Patel. 
The movie which sees the debut of Mustafa on the silver screen has created a lot of buzz with the announcement itself and everyone present there could not wait to see the trailer of the film. 
Mustafa and Kiara Advani made a grand stylist entry in a sport car.   
The trailer was played amidst whistles and claps cheering the Bollywood newbie Mustafa and his leading lady Kiara. Everyone who saw the trailer was left curious and excited about the film

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan laud Amaan-Ayan's musical journey

The packed ballroom resonated with the sound of melifluous music as Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, sons of sarod legend Amjad Ali Khan, set the stage afire with a spellbinding sarod performance alongide rabab maestro Daud Khan Sadozai. The album by the trio aptly called "Journey--Rabab To Sarod" was launched on stage by superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Also present at the event were Vikram Mehra, Ashrafi Matcheswala, Jaya Bachchan, Pankaj Udhas, Saba Ali Khan, Kailash Surendranath, Ira Dubey and Omer Haidar, MD, Showhouse Events.











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