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Mantostaan-director Rahat Kazmi’s Rabbi, a burning satire on Islam and music

After two successful ovations and critical acclaim for his films Mantostaan and Side A Side B in Cannes, Rahat Kazmi, the young, effervescent directorwho doesn’t mince  words when it comes talking about the goings-on in the country, comes with Rabbi, a fresh story, this September, a  burning satire on whether Islam allows music or not!  Says Rahat Kazmi of the film that is set again in Kashmir, “Rabbi is a satirical narration that tugs at your heartstrings, dealing with the clash of ideologies of the liberal, educated, modern Muslims and their conservative counterparts. The film focuses on love towards God instead of fear. I know I will raise more than few eyebrows, but filmmaking is all about making your voice heard, just the way I did in Mantostaan with my cinematic representation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s controversial stories weaved into a tale of the searing pain of the partition and the burning hearts that were torn apart by the line drawn across India slicing it into India and Pak…

Shilpa Shetty Kundra brings her desi flavor to Toronto !

Shilpa Shetty Kundra recently turned Grand Marshall at the India Day Parade in Toronto ,becoming  a part of the 'proud Indian' moment when she hoisted India's flag at the 70th Independence Day celebrations .Thousands of fans and proud Indians gathered at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous star. Shilpa, who was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra, also joined her in dancing to the ‘dhol’ beats.Dressed in an Arpita Mehta outfit with jewellery by Anmol Jewellers, the actress and wellness guru looked stunning at the India Day Parade in Toronto which took place yesterday.

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz team on The Drama Company


Star-cast of Sony's upcoming show Vighnaharta Ganesh visit Siddhivinayak temple to seek blessings


Select Media Holdings LLP Celebrates Sachin Pilgaonkar's 60th Birthday And Announced His Next Directorial Venture

Moving Pictures, a film production division of Select Media Holdings LLP, hosted veteran actor, director, singer and producer Sachin Pilgaonkar’s 60th birthday on August 17, 2017 with much fanfare at a grand event held in a five star hotel Mumbai.The special occasion was also marked by the official announcement of Sachin Pilgaonkar’s next directorial venture, a youthful love story, to be produced by his wife Supriya Pilgaonkar, Joe Rajan and Vajir Singh. It is after four-long -years that Sachin will return to direction. The film will feature, Sachin’s dear friend and late co-star Laxmikant Berde’s son – Abhinav Berde, who will be seen for the first time in a full-fledge role of a hero. The leading lady of the film is yet to be finalized. With this film Sachin adds another feather to his multifaceted cap as he will also score the music for the film.
The event was graced by the who’s who of the Marathi and Hindi film fraternity, who came in to wish the actor-director for his birthday and …

Film Director Amole Gupte and Child Actor Kushmeet Gill Bond over Gujarati Thaali


Sony Max Highlights and Listings- 22nd- 31st August, 2017

TUE 22-Aug-17 09:00:00PM AKHIL THE POWER OF JUA WED 23-Aug-17 09:00:00PM ROWDY HERO THU 24-Aug-17 09:00:00PM THE RETURN OF REBEL (DUB) FRI 25-Aug-17 08:00:00PM KING KONG (DUB) SAT 26-Aug-17 08:00:00PM KASHMORA SUN 27-Aug-17

Ballet dance in the presence of Partition: 1947 star cast on The Drama Company

Recently Huma Qureshi and Gurinder Chadha were seen promoting their movie Partition: 1947 and having a blast on Sony Entertainment Television’s The Drama Company. This was Huma Qureshi and Gurinder Chadha’s first appearance on The Drama Company and they never failed to entertain them. It was a beautiful ballet dance when Ridhima Pandit entered on stage with cute little kids shaking a leg. Huma Qureshi was highly impressed with her skills and wanted to learn a few steps from her.
Source from the set revealed, “Ridhima stole Huma Qureshi’s heart away with her performance. The cute little kids made it even more glamorous to watch.”

The Drama Company with A Gentleman

Tonight’s episode of Sony Entertainment Television’s The Drama Company will see the cast of A Gentleman – Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez enjoy the laughter roller coaster. The episode will start with Karan V Grover who poses as a journalists and conducts a funny sit down interview with the guests. Sidharth and Jacqueline talk about the pole dance training where Jacqueline Fernandez reveals that she has two poles at home and practices every morning at 7:00AM. Mithun Da, Jacqueline and Sidharth Malhotra, will be seen dancing to Mithun Da’s steps and Jacqueline Fernandez in return sings a song for Mithun Da. During one of the acts, Jacqueline will be seen an as anchor as well doing a funny skit with the cast members. The episode will see a lot of pole dancing and singing where Sudesh Lehri sings a song and Jacqueline Fernandez and Krushna Abhishek dances on the song 'Aaj Mausam, Bada Baiman'. Sidharth Malhotra on the other hand does a romantic dance with Ridhima Pandit…

Rahul Kumar Tewary speaks on STRIKE

FWICE Strike: The body is purposely trying to create a tiff between Producers association and the workers, says producer Rahul Kumar Tewary Numerous cine employees, who are part of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), went on an indefinite strike from yesterday (August 16). The issues which they are fighting for vary from the safety of workers, payments to number of working hours per day. Giving the producers’ side of the story, Rahul Kumar Tewary, Producer Swastik Productions says, “Producers believes that this strike is certainly not in the best interest of the industry. The FWICE is unnecessarily creating rift between the workers and association. In fact, the Allied Mazdoor union which holds more than 50 thousand members, CINTAA, director association and many other affiliates of FWICE have openly criticised the strike as they are aware that it’s nothing more than a baseless approach to stall the functioning of the industry for personal gains. The producer feels that FWI…

नवाजुद्दीन ने दिल्ली में किया ‘बाबुमोशाय बंदूकबाज’ का प्रमोशन

बॉलीवुड अभिनेता नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दीकी आजकल छाए हुए हैं। असीम प्रतिभाशाली एक्टर होने के कारण उनकी फिल्मों की प्रतीक्षा हर आयु वर्ग के दर्शकों को रहती है। 25 अगस्त को उनकी एक और अतिमहत्वाकांक्षी एवं बहुप्रतीक्षित एक्शन थ्रिलर फिल्म‘बाबूमोशाय बंदूकबाज’ रिलीज होने वाली है। इसी फिल्म के प्रमोशन के सिलसिले में नवाज पिछले दिनों अपने सहयोगी कलाकारों- बिदिता बेग, श्रद्धा दास, जतिन गोस्वामी एवं निर्माता अश्मित कुंदर के साथ दिल्ली में थे। होटल द रॉयल प्लाजा में आयोजित प्रेस सम्मेलन में मीडिया के साथ बातचीत में नवाज़ और फिल्म के अन्य कलाकारों ने अपने अनुभव और फिल्म की खासियत साझा की। फिल्म के बारे में नवाज ने कहा, ‘फिल्म का किरदार विशेष और अनोखा है, वह सभी सामाजिक और नैतिक मूल्यों से बाहर है, वह एक अजीब हास्य का रूप धारण कर लेता है।’ नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दीकी ने अपने किरदार के बारे में बताया, ‘टाइटल बंदूकबाज से ही पता चलता है कि बाबूमोशाय बंदूक के बिना नहीं चलता है। इसलिए इस फिल्म में कुछ अलग तरह के एक्शन हैं।’ नवाज ने बताया, ‘‘बाबूमोशाय बंदूकबाज’ में मैं एक कॉन्ट्रैक्ट किलर की भूमिका में नजर आऊंगा, जो रो…

Nawazuddin promoted “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” in Delhi along with the cast

The stunning actor of Bollywood Industry Nawazuddin Siddiqui promoted his upcoming action thriller film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz out here in Delhi. Along with him the other cast of the movie Bidita Bag, Shraddha Das, Jatin Goswami and producer Ashmith Kunder were also present to grace the promotions by their presence. Whereas, while interacting with media at the press conference held in The Royal Plaza Hotel, Nawaz and the cast shared their experiences and uniqueness of the movie. While asking Nawaz about the movie and specialty of the character he stated, “The character of the movie is special and unique, he is out of all the social and naoral values, he carry a weird humor.” About the censor certification, Nawaz seemed bit relaxed, he said, “The movie is entirely original, Censor have given just 4 to 5 cuts. Yes movie is bit bold according to its scenes but by the God grace instead of 48 cuts, we just received few cuts.” About the location and other impact of the movie he told, “This mo…

Gauahar Khan spotted in Gurugram for the cover launch of Fit Look

The gorgeous beauty of Bollywood, Gauahar Khan was spotted in Gurugram for the launch of Fitlook’s cover of month August.This is a special issue for Gauahar as it is her birthday month and she is gracing the cover with her style, poise & attitude. Gauahar has been seen doing quite a lot of work in bollywood such as Ishaqzaade and the recent blockbuster Begum jaan. Now , being a face loved by many fans, she’ll be seen posing for Fitlook’s new edition.Being delighted to pose for fitlook, Gauahar Khan thanked Karnika & Mohit Khathuria, the owners and founders of Fitlook magazine by saying that “I'm really happy that my birthday is being celebrated like this.”Fit Look is India's first Fitness & Fashion Magazine which is not the usual that you read, We intend to provide a fitness & fashion bible to the people of today’s time, giving them extensive knowledge about fitness and how they can inculcate the latest or upcoming trends into themselves, turning into a fashion…

शाहरुख़ खान ने पहले भी भरपाई की है वितरकों के नुकसान की !

सलमान खान की फिल्म ट्यूबलाइट बॉक्स ऑफिस पर मुंह के बल गिरी।  सलमान खान पर वितरकों की तरफ से उनके नुकसान की भरपाई करने का दबाव पड़ा।  सलमान खान को फिल्म ट्यूबलाइट से वितरकों को हुए ६५ करोड़ के नुकसान के आधे यानि ३२.५० करोड़ की भरपाई करनी पड़ी।  इसके साथ ही शाहरुख़ खान दबाव में आ गए।  उन पर जब हैरी मेट सेजल के वितरकों द्वारा सलमान खान की तरह नुकसान की भरपाई का दबाव पड़ने लगा है।  वितरकों ने शाहरुख़ खान की फिल्म जब हैरी मेट सेजल को ८० करोड़ में खरीदा था।  लेकिन, यह फिल्म रिलीज़ के पहले ही दिन से औंधे मुंह जा गिरी।  वितरकों को इस फिल्म के लिए भी बड़ा नुकसान झेलना पड़ सकता है।  इस लिए वह शाहरुख़ खान पर नुकसान साझा करने का दबाव डाल रहे हैं।  
बड़े सितारे भारी नुकसान
यह साल फिल्म वितरकों पर भारी  पड़ रहा है।  अमूमन वितरक बड़े सितारों की फिल्मों को खरीदने के लिए मुंह मांगी रकम देते हैं।  खान अभिनेताओं का बॉक्स ऑफिस पर जलवा रहता है।  इनकी फिल्मों के वीकेंड ही फिल्म को १०० करोड़ क्लब तक पहुंचा देते हैं।  इसीलिए, फिल्म वितरक नरेंद्र हीरावत के एनएच स्टूडियोज ने सलमान खान की फिल्म ट्यूबलाइट की असफलता के बावजूद शाह…


Parsi New Year is the day of celebration, where Parsis start their New Year and welcome goodness, light, love, peace and positive vibes into their lives and homes. This day commences after 10 auspicious days of prayers wherein they pray for the departed souls. Pateti is the last day of the year according to the Parsi Calendar, the day before Parsi New Year. On Pateti, Parsis pray for forgiveness of their bad deeds, and is a day of repentance for the past sins committed. “Every year I genuinely look forward to this day, as its a day one gets to see the Parsi culture at its best. It feels amazing when everyone meets and greets each other, and I can’t wait to be pampered with the goodies. I wish one and all a very Happy Parsi New Year or as we say “Saal Mubarakh” / “Navu Waras Mubarkah”…. Spread love and light always!” says Shreyas Pardiwalla. So today, we will get to see sweet Parsi Men & Women in their traditional “Dagli” for men and traditional Parsi style saree for women, decorating th…

Sheeba, Ronit and others celebrate Janmashtami at Iskon temple

Although actors are busy shooting all year round, there are days which makes them put their work aside. One such day for actor Sheeba is Janmashtami. She, accompanied by her friends, actor Ronit Roy and his wife Neelam and actor Angad Hasija, visited Iskon temple to commemorate the auspicious day. “I go every year to Iskon temple on Janmashtami. It’s a divine experience. I fast the entire day and celebrate the janam of lord Krishna at midnight. I celebrate at the Iskon temple with the Abhishek and bhog, once he is said to reach Vrindavan,” says Sheeba. Sheeba, as well as the others, dressed up for the occasion. Not only was their experience surreal and divine, the actors even clicked a few selfies at the temple to celebrate the moment.
On the work front, Sheeba will be seen in a stellar role in Haasil soon which also features Zayed Khan.

Punjabi puttar and veteran actor Dharmendra to play a god father in ‘Jora 10 Numbaria’

The story of Malwa region, Jora 10 Numbaria is Amardeep Gill’s first feature film.The movie will showcase the inner friction amongst the political parties, police and the underworld. The central character hogging the limelight will be Jora, played by Deep Sidhu. Jora 10 Numbaria will prove to be a freshly plucked experience for the Punjabi film viewers. As all the details and uniqueness of the movie is revealed by the cast of the movie Mukul Dev, Deep and actress Kul Sidhu. Along with director Amardeep while interacting with media in Press Conference held in a café at Cannaught Place, Delhi. A handful of big names from Bollywood will also be seen making their presence felt in this film. One of them is the special character in the movie of legendry actor, Dharmendra who will be seen playing the role of a godfather. Whereas, for the same the lead actor Deep shared his views and stated, “Dharam Ji holds a very strong character in the movie, as my character of Jora is kind of rebel who have …

Viiking Ventures forays into the Match Indian Poker League with the Goa Kings Franchise

The Poker scene in India continues to grow as the International Federation of Poker (IFP) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement with Viaan Industries Ltd. to launch the Match Indian Poker League (Match IPL). Match Poker, created by the IFP is a form of team poker played on a tablet where team members sit on different tables.  The players on each table are then dealt with the same hands as the other tables. Games are won by numbers of team points accrued. The Match IPL, featuring teams owned by India’s leading figures in business and entertainment was launched in full galore by Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty and IFP’s President Patrick Nally. The first eight teams will represent the cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kolkatta and Mumbai. The tournament would be played over a weekend in October to determine the most skilful Match Poker team that would go on to represent India in the Match Poker’s Nations Cup in London. The league would see the winning team pi…


FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) is organising  an interactive session titled “Power of creativity –from ad-shads to film –shilms with  eminent Bollywood  film maker and Advertising Guru Ravi Balakrishnan popularly known as R.Balki and Film maker and director Gauri Shinde on August 24 in New Delhi . “As a part of its activities, FICCI ladies organisation (FLO)  brings together achievers from various arenas for interactive sessions on breaking through challenges and innovating change to achieve success. Gauri Shinde and  R Balki are not only inspirational leaders and role models for the entertainment industry but also for youth in general” said Ms Vasvi Bharat Ram ,President , FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) . “FLO is the most apt platform to connect, learn and grow. We recognize the success stories of true achievers and provide a platform for the members to be inspired by them. It will be  highly fascinating to hear from both the stalwarts about their journey, to learn about their challe…

छोटे परदे पर बड़े बड़े 'अवतार'

छोटा पर्दा धर्ममय हो गया है।  टेलीविज़न चैनलों पर अवतार सीरियलों की भरमार है।  परंपरागत, पारिवारिक सोपओपेरा का जैसे दर्शक सिमट गया है।  हर चैनल किसी न किसी पौराणिक चरित्र पर शोज का ऐलान करता नज़र आता है।  एक सीरियल ख़त्म होता नहीं कि उसकी जगह लेने दूसरा धार्मिक-पौराणिक सीरियल तैयार रहता  है।  अब सोनी को ही लीजिये।  इस चैनल पर प्रसारित हो रहा संकटमोचन महाबली  हनुमान जैसे ही ख़त्म होगा, उसकी जगह विघ्नहर्ता गणेश ले लेगा।  हनुमानजी का महिमामंडन करने वाला सोनी एंटरटेनमेंट गणेश जी के जयजयकारे लगाने लगा।  मौका भी तो अच्छा है गणेश चतुर्थी (२५ अगस्त) का।  परदे पर देवा ओ देवा होना ही है।  हिन्दू टीवी सीरियलों के चैनल धार्मिक सीरियल टेलीकास्ट करने के मामले में कोई भी चैनल खुद के सेक्युलर होने का दावा नहीं कर सकता।  तीन साल पहले अल जज़ीरा की वेब साइट पर प्रकाशित एक लेख हिन्दू माइथोलॉजी रूल इंडियन टेलीविज़न पूरी कहानी बयां करने वाला है।  आज तीन साल बाद भी माहौल नहीं बदला है।  हर प्रमुख टीवी चैनल हिन्दू धार्मिक सीरियल ले कर आ रहा है।  बिग मैजिक पर कृष्ण लीला दर्शाने वाला सीरियल बाल कृष्ण टेलीकास्ट हो रहा …