Saturday, September 30, 2017

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana to release on 10th November, 2017

Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Kharbanda who will share screen space for the first time in Vinod Bachchan's Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, under the Soundarya Production banner, is scheduled to release on 10th November, 2017. 
Directed by Ratna Sinha, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana has been penned by Kamal Pande. The movie which has been shot in Lucknow and Allahabad will see this unusual and exciting fresh pair create fireworks on the screen. 
From the cultural and traditional roots of UP , rises the story of two ordinary middle class people, Satyendra Mishra and Aarti Shukla, who are soon to be bound in matrimony but Satyendra is left alone at the altar, as Aarti decides to pursue her dreams . Five years later, they cross paths and the story takes an interesting turn when Satyendra, now an IAS official has been assigned a case of framed PCS officer Aarti. 
Director Ratna Sinha says, “Though the movie is titled Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, the film has a surprising twist. I’m very lucky and happy that Vinod ji agreed to back the movie, also giving me the choice of casting my choice of actors.” 
Producer Vinod Bachchan adds, “When Ratnaji narrated us the story of Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, we thought it should be made as it’s a beautiful story. The film caters to the mass audience and we hope they like it.” 
Presenter Deepak Mukut says, “The movie has been shaped up really well and we are happy to associate with the film.” 

Produced by Vinod Bachchan under the Soundarya Production banner, presented by Deepak Mukut and Soham Rockstar Entertainment and directed by Ratna Sinha,  

Smartivity partners with iplanet Apple stores for STEM Workshops

Smartivity Labs, India’s leading edu-tech start up with a focus on delivering play-filled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, (Arts) and Math) learning through tech-enabled toys and activities has partnered with VR Mall, Bangalore and iPlanet Apple Stores, South India's largest chain of Apple reseller stores, to conduct exclusive Free STEM Workshop at VR Mall Bangalore on the 30th of September 2017. Kids from 3 to 14 years of age will be given free STEM based learning toys to create a fun and learning environment.
Smartivity is one of the most loved and trusted edutainment brand and has touched the lives of over 500,000 children and their parents in India. Through innovative educational toys and activities, Smartivity is enabling children to understand concepts around STEM in a hands-on, engagement-driven, play-filled manner. The portfolio spans the entire physical - digital spectrum including STEM educational DIY toys made from recycled wood, Augmented Reality enabled activities, Virtual Reality learning experiences, Robotics and IoT games
Through this association Smartivity will be providing its Smartivity Fantastic Optics Kaleidoscope STEM Educational DIY kit at this play-filled, science-focused workshops. Smartivity instructors will introduce children to the principles of optics, light, and mathematical concepts like patterns and infinity, and guide them as they make their own kaleidoscope.

About Smartivity: Pioneers of Augmented Reality activities for children and designers of the most unique, cool and world-class S.T.E.M. learning based educational D.I.Y. Toys for children between 3 to 14 years of age, Smartivity Labs is driven by the mission to make learning "smarter" for children. Smartivity designs toys, engagement activities and playful learning tools that serve as the bridge between the physical and the digital worlds for children. From S.T.E.M. learning based Educational D.I.Y. Toys to Augmented Reality enabled activities to Robotics to Internet of Things, every Smartivity product is designed to thrill, delight and impart fundamental learning to your child.

Top 20 dialogues of Bigg Boss

Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar is considered to be a Bigg Boss specialist. He is the only PR who has handled the media for a full 20 names that have been on India's biggest reality show. Here, he lists 20 of his top favourite famous lines of Bigg Boss across the seasons. See which ones you identify with :) :)
Bigg Boss dialogue No.1: "Ungli mat dikha!"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.2: "CHILLAH MAT"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.3: "Sab camera mein quaid hai; rewind kar ke dekh lo!"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.4: "Talk to my hand!"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.5: "Agar mujh se itni problem hai, toh mujh se baat hi mat karo!"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.6: "Tumhein ek aurat ki izzat karna nahin aata!"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.7: "Maine sun liya! Ab aap 'meri' baat suniye!"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.8: "Main hamesha sach ka saath deta / deti hoon!"
Bigg Boss dialogue No.9: "Bigg Boss chahate hai..."
Bigg Boss dialogue No.10: "Niyam ka ulanghan..."
Bigg Boss dialogue No.11: "Bigg Boss kade se kade shabdon mein iski ninda karte hai."
Bigg Boss dialogue No.12: "Bigg Boss aapko nishkasit karte hai."
Bigg Boss dialogue No.13: "Apni awaaz neechi karo."
Bigg Boss dialogue No.14: "Poori duniya dekh rahi hai..."
Bigg Boss dialogue No.15: "Yeh kitchen kisi ke baap ka nahin hai." 
Bigg Boss dialogue No.16: "Saamagri storeroom mein rakhi hai." 
Bigg Boss dialogue No.17: "Bigg Boss aap sabhi gharwalon ko batana chahate hai, ke ab nominations ki prakriya shuroo hone waali hai." 
Bigg Boss dialogue No.18: "Abhi main iske baare mein koi baat nahin karna chahati / chahata." 
Bigg Boss dialogue No.19: "Spare me!" 

Bigg Boss dialogue No.20: "Time out!"

Arun Mandola transforms himself

Actor Arun Mandola, who was part of the show Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman, has undergone a makeover. The actor has completely transformed himself and loves his new look. “I have changed the way I look. I had put on 10kg  and my friends used to tell me, ‘Bhai Mota hogaya hai,’ which is why I decided to undergo this make over,” says Arun, who even got a special photoshoot done by his friend Bhushan Gandhi. 
The actor says that the secret to his fitness is a long and dedicated struggle. “I started all the necessary preparations. I did everything to stay fit right from working out at the gym, martial arts. I took part in outdoor games and the output is in front of you,” he says, adding, “I have few rules and regulations in my life and I never break them. I have a fixed schedule. My sleep timings are regular and I take time to work out every day.” 
While looks are important, acting skills are paramount, says Arun. “Good looks give you an advantage in this industry. But after doing my show "Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman", I realised without acting, your looks won't work for long. Of course, an actor should always keep changing himself according to the character,” he adds.
Ask him who the most good looking actors in Bollywood are and he says, “Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. I can't forget Akshay's Movie, Khilaiyo ka khilai. His action scenes, round kicks, jumps were amazing. Priyanka Chopra is also very good looking, plus her action sequences in her show Quantico are phenomenal.” 

Talking about his future plans, he says, “I wish I get the chance to be part of a vampire show. That would be exciting and something different.”

I got to know more about Kaamdev after I started shooting for Mahakali: Rohit Bakshi

While he played the role of Lord Shiva in his last show Siya Ke ram, actor Rohit Bakshi is now part of another mythological show. The actor is playing the role of Kaamdev in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s show Mahakali– Anth hi Aarambh hai, in a cameo. Rohit says he is the loving being part of the show. “I knew who Kaamdev was but once I started shooting for the show, I got to know the details about his character and found it to be very interesting. I wanted to know more. It's a unique experience and I am totally loving it,” says Rohit. 
Rohit loves his look on the show as well. “I am very happy with the costume. It is really beautiful with a lot of detailing plus jewellery is amazing. I take about an hour to get ready every day. I actually feel like Kaamdev after wearing my costume,” he says, adding, “I saw the first two episodes of Mahakali and was so amazed to look at the larger than life feel of the show. It's shot like a film with such beautiful sets. The characters are so well defined. I am very happy to be a part of such a big show and am just enjoying myself.” 
Talking about working with Swastik Productions, Rohit says, “This is the first time for me with Swastik and I am happy to be working with them. They are really nice people to work with. This is also my first time in Umbergaon and it's a different world altogether.” 
The team work of the cast and crew of Mahakali has left Rohit amazed. “I have been a part of other shows also but the way these guys are involved in every aspect of shooting is really commendable. Costumes, sets, script research, dialogues, everything is perfect,” he says. 

Rohit, who has been seen in shows such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahiin To Hoga and Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, says that the industry has evolved over the years. “It has really improved in the technical department as well as in the post production of the shows. Also more and more mythological and historical shows are being made now and VFX are the most important thing in that. The way it is happening now, the shows look real and authentic,” he says.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Who is the mystery woman speaking in favor of Prithvi’s efforts to locate Veda?

The latest episode of Social by Viu narrates how every clue that Prithvi and gang comes across leads them to a bigger issue than the one they were already dealing with -  finding Veda. Even as the case is under way - the gang has to decide their priorities - Prithvi and Myra leave to follow a lead which might take them to Kamal, the guy who seemed to know Veda’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, Neelesh and Chand have Chand’s passport verification to tackle: an activity that will expose them to a police verification - a dangerous thing to happen at this point. 
Chaand and Neelesh try to hide any evidence of Kamal’s presence on their terrace from the policeman who has come for passport verification. 
Prithvi and Myra share a moment in the car, where it seems like sparks could soon start flying. Upon reaching the location, they come across something they never expected - Kamal’s dead body. They are in a state of shock since they never expected their clues to lead them to a dead body. 
Meanwhile, Neelesh comes across a video online of a girl in the same monkey mask that Prithvi had put on to grab the attention of the cops. Confused, he wonders who the girl is and why was she reflecting the sentiments of the CtrlFVeda's social media page? Doubtful about this mystery girl's intentions, the gang sets out to find her. 

Is the girl behind the monkey mask a friend or a foe?

Director & Co-Producer of the film Janak Toprani - Call for Fun

2017 has proved that ‘content is king’. Content is today defining box office success. CALL FOR FUN ,the Bollywood film works on this very formula –  of contemporary and novel content. The trailer  launched while the film will release nationally on 6th October 2017 with music being helmed by well-known composer Lalit Pandit. 
Produced by Filmquest, Call For Fun  scripted and directed by theatre veteran Janak Toprani, regarded by many as the master of comedies, will launch 9 newcomers including a villain this year, a bold and praiseworthy endeavour that mostly big names like YRF, KJO dare to do.  The film is a screwball comedy film that also addresses socio-psychological issues faced by the millennial generation who believe in the motto – speed is the need, in a fun filled light hearted fashion.
The new starcast includes Zaan Khan, Shubhangi Mehrotra, CharuAsopa, Prashant Kanaujia, Aashish Gade, Priyanka Arya, Swagata Naik Prasad Shikhare and LineshFanse. 
Director & Co-Producer of the film Janak Toprani states, “The starcast are people we have carefully picked, over a period of one year, depending on the characters they are to portray. They physically fit the characters perfectly as I believe that right casting wins 50% of the battle.  The fresh talent is backed by a strong technical team that includes three national award winners.” 
Producer of the film Hardik Patel elaborates, “I saw vast potential in backing a project that is not run-of-the-mill in the typical sense. Janak has successfully launched new faces in theatre and will do complete justice in launching newcomers on the 70mm screen. He has an eye to spot discerning talent.” 
Lead actor of the film Zaan Khan of MTV Splitsvilla fame excitedly adds on, “The film is a roller coaster ride that is a total paisa vasool masala entertainer loaded with humour. Italso raises an issue that is pertinent to today’s youth whose lives revolve around the cell phone. We have thousands of friends on FB and are on so many whatsapp groups, yet  today we find more and more people prone to loneliness and depression. The content is totally original, and relatable. We are certain it will strike a chord with the audience.” 
Call For Fun also features theatre funnyman Bharat Dabholkar and Parmeet Sethi in supporting roles. The script deals with an edgy, coming of age laughathon revolving around the escapades of a young boy who takes over the reins of his father’s  business and faces a vortex of misadventures - mafia threats to client losses. In characteristic over ambitious, high adrenalin, youth style he ends up in a series of misadventures, only to come out victorious and in the process gain some real life experiences. 


Janak Toprani - a chartered accountant, company secretary, and lawyer turned director-producer with a diploma in film making from Leeds University, UK; has successfully directed over 30 critically acclaimed plays, some of which were selected for the Prithvi Theatre Festival and  the Indian National Theatre Festival.  With commercially successful productions like Vasavadatta, Rashomon, Papa Don’t Preach; Fights, Camera, Action! and Divorce Me Darling, Janak has directed the likes of  Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjana Kapoor, Bikram Saluja,  Prem Chopra, Ranjeet, Rati Agnihotri  and  Farah Khan apart from giving breaks to innumerable new talent.. His last comedy – Scam Bam Thank You M’am was a runaway hit. He has produced and directed several documentaries/ corporate films, television shows and commercials.  This Fulbright and British Council scholarship winner, has also done a short stint with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. His theatre experience, along with his knowledge of film techniques together with his financial and business background gives him an advantage of delivering a content rich product which will appeal to both the classes and the mas

Sara Arfeen Khan looks like a dream in this black jumpsuit

Actor Sara Arfeen Khan has always been a fashion icon. Her amazing dressing style teamed up with her wild curls are enough to make her look like a vision. Her appearance at an event recently was no exception. Dressed in a smart black jumpsuit by Chhavvi Aggarwal and earrings by edesign, Sara looked stunning. She even took to twitter to thank Yasmin Qurash for styling her and everyone else who contributed to her look.Talking about her style statement, Sara says that confidence is what works the best, no matter what you are wearing. “My style mantra is to be confident and wear a smile. Your outfit does not make you, you make the outfit!” she says.Ask her what her favourite accessories are, and she says, “I think a good pair of earrings and a statement ring are the perfect accessories to complete any look.”  Although she is loves experimenting with colours, she decided to go with a black number this time. “Black is something that you can’t go wrong with. Although I love playing with colours, I like wearing black as well, at times,” she says.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff Come Together In Yash Raj Films’ Next

On this auspicious occasion of Mr. Yash Chopra’s birth anniversary Yash Raj Films proudly announces Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff together for the first time in a thrilling action film.The untitled film will be directed by Siddharth Anand and will begin shooting in April 2018. Hrithik Roshan returns to YRF after 11 years post the blockbuster Dhoom:2 , while this is Tiger Shroff’s first film with YRF. Siddharth Anand who began his career with YRF returns back home to present both these superstars in a slick contemporary action film. The film is scheduled to release on 25th January, 2019.

Ankur Bhatia shines bright in Haseena Parkar

Seen in his recent role of Ibrahim Parkar, Ankur has been receiving a lot of praises from the industry for his impeccable performance in the movie. Ankur plays the role of Haseena’s husband Ibrahim Parkar in the movie. Ankur’s chemistry with Shraddha will totally melt your heart, says Book my show.Ankur has previously been seen in Zanjeer and Sarbjit and undoubtedly has grown in his experience with this movie. Even though Ankur was not the lead in the movie, he was stated as an actor to watch out for in this film. Ankur has given his heart and soul top his character of Ibrahim Parkar and that was seen with extreme clarity. He and Shraddha’s Haseena together deliver some of the best moments in the film. Ankur Bhatia, has always given us some good moments and  connected with the character with the roles he has done so far. It would be interesting to see what the actor would be portraying on the big screen next.

पाकिस्तान बॉक्स ऑफिस की टॉप फाइव फ़िल्में

पाकिस्तान की १ सितम्बर २०१७ को रिलीज़ उर्दू फिल्म पंजाब नहीं जाऊंगी ने उम्मीद से कहीं ज़्यादा बॉक्स ऑफिस कलेक्शन किया था।  इस समय यह पाकिस्तानी फिल्म बॉक्स ऑफिस पर टॉप ३ फिल्मों में जा पहुंची हैं।  हालाँकि, पाकिस्तान के बॉक्स ऑफिस पर टॉप कलेक्शन करने वाली पहले नंबर पर फिल्म इस समय भी जवानी फिर नहीं आनी ही बनी हुई है।  यह फिल्म भी पाकिस्तान के टॉप स्टार हुमायूँ सईद की ही फिल्म है। जवानी फिर नहीं आनी का लाइफ टाइम कलेक्शन ३४ करोड़ का है।  पाकिस्तानी फिल्म के बाद दूसरे नंबर पर बॉलीवुड की फिल्म सुल्तान है।  सलमान खान और अनुष्का शर्मा अभिनीत फिल्म सुल्तान को जिओ फिल्म्स ने पाकिस्तान में रिलीज़ किया था।  इस फिल्म का लाइफ टाइम कलेक्शन ३३ करोड़ है।  पंजाब नहीं जाऊंगी अब तक २६.८ करोड़ का कलेक्शन कर चुकी है।  यह आंकड़े २४ सितम्बर तक है।  पंजाब नहीं जाऊंगी से पीछे २६.७ करोड़ के कलेक्शन के साथ दो फ़िल्में- उर्दू फिल्म एक्टर इन लॉ और हॉलीवुड फिल्म फ़ास्ट ८ है।  पंजाब नहीं जाऊंगी पाकिस्तानी फिल्मों के बॉक्स ऑफिस कलेक्शन के लिहाज़ से दूसरे नंबर पर है।  इस फिल्म ने लाहौर, स्यालकोट, मुल्तान और सरगोधा में सर्वकालिक सर्वाधिक ग्रॉस किया है।


‘Mere Sai’, who's star-cast visited Shirdi, Sai Baba Temple to seek his blessing on the day of their show launch


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

KRITI SANON, BHUMI PEDNEKAR, VAANI KAPOOR YAMI GAUTAM, DIA MIRZA, SHAMITA SHETTY AS SHOWSTOPPERS @IIJW2017

GJEPC presents 7th edition of India International Jewellery Week (IIJW 2017) on 23rd-24th September 
Bollywood actresses Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar, Vaani Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Dia Mirza, Shamita Shetty and Rouble Negi unveiled a stunning collection of amazing jewellery to dazzle the packed hall at St Regis Hotel, Mumbai. The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), apex body of the gems & jewellery sector, presented the 7th edition of the India International Jewellery Week (popularly known as IIJW) powered by GIA (Gemmological Institute of America); co-partnered by Forevermark and Platinum Guild International on 23rd and 24th September 2017 at St. Regis, Mumbai. IIJW 2017 was a BY INVITATION exclusive annual event to showcase or launch enticing jewellery collections. Bright Outdoor Advertising is the Outdoor Partner. Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, inaugurated IIJW 2017 in the presence of Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Hon. Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis; Ms. Nirupa Bhatt (Managing Director – GIA in India & Middle East), Mehul Choksi (Chairman, Gitanjali Group) and Shailesh Sangani (Convener, Promotions, Marketing & Business Development - PMBD, GJEPC). 
Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “In sync with the Prime Minister’s vision of showcasing the best of Indian creativity and craftsmanship to global customers, IIJW is an initiative to showcase the finest in indigenous Make In India jewellery. Be it design or innovation, or top-of-the-line craftsmanship, technology and quality, Indian jewellers are comparable to the best in the world. The most renowned of Indian jewellers will showcase their inspired and admired classic and contemporary jewellery collections to the crème-de-la-crème of Indian society comprising socialites, celebrities, aesthetes, policy makers, trade constituents and influentials amongst others. IIJW is an extravaganza, a celebration and a bonanza for jewellery lovers who can get a sneak preview of the most extraordinary, exquisite and extravagant collections for this festive season.” 
The leading retail houses and top designers showcasing their collections at IIJW 2017 powered by GIA (include Nakshatra World, Caratlane, Azva, PC Jewellers on 23rd September; IIGJ Mumbai in association with Izaara by Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers; Surya Golds in association with Swarovski Gemstones; Pallavi Foley presented by Bluestones.com; Mehta & Sons by Narendra Mehta in association with IGI; Laksh Pahuja presented by Gemma & HRD Antwerp, Anmol using Australian Diamonds; Reliance Jewels using Australian Diamonds; C. Krishnaih Chetty Group of Jewellers on 24th September 2017.
Taking a bow at the end of the Nakshatra show along with Archana Kochhar and Kriti Sanon was Saurav Bhattacharya, Group President Nakshatra World. Kriti Sanon is the new face of Nakshatra Gili. Making a dramatic entrance to end the show was the popular, Bollywood beauty, Kriti Sanon who looked sensational wearing a splendid, lacy, gold flat necklace, bangle and earrings in yellow/white diamonds, with a centre pendant. 
The grand show opened with the very dynamic and graceful Sandip Soparrkar, ace dance expert and top model Alesia Raut who enthralled the audience with a stunning salsa and tango. Sandip wore an impressive, giant, diamond collar-cum-pocket brooch, while Alesia dazzled with diamond earrings. 
Making a stunning entry to end the Azva show was the very gorgeous Bollywood star Vaani Kapoor, who looked absolutely breath-taking in a gold/diamond sweetheart shaped rigid necklace with triangular earrings, bangles and rings. Taking a bow at the end of the show to thunderous applause was the very happy Vipin Sharma, CEO, Azva. 
Walking down the ramp to end the Reliance Jewels show was the popular Bollywood star Bhumi Pednekar who looked gorgeous in a wide diamond collar, bracelet, earrings and rings. Walking down the ramp at the end of the superb show were Sunil Nayak, CEO, Reliance Jewels and Tony Huber, Australian Consul General. The outfits for the show were designed by Shehla Khan. The striking, Bollywood, beauty, Yami Gautam closed the Pallavi Foley show wearing a stunning Maatha Paati, vertical earrings,  nose ring and a gorgeous cuff that had all the dramatic touches of creativity by Pallavi. Taking a bow at the end of the successful show to thunderous applause were the very delighted Pallavi Foley and Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, CEO BlueStone.com. Bringing the show to a crescendo was the very beautiful Dia Mirza who looked every inch a glorious bride with a shoulder-to-shoulder scalloped necklace, cocktail ring, long danglers and an elaborate ornate Maatha Patti. Taking a bow at the end of the show was the very dynamic designer of the collection Nupur Vasdev. 
Pretty and petit Shamita Shetty made a show stopping entry wearing a dazzling diamond and ruby encrusted necklace in a graduating ‘V’ shape with matching earrings. Taking a bow at the end of the show were Ramesh Shoor, Director, Surya Golds and Rajendra Jain, Managing Director, Swarovski Gemstones India. Ending the utterly glamorous show was famed artist and philanthropist Rouble Negi, who glided down the ramp wearing a gorgeous diamond collar, lavish circular danglers, cuff and cocktail ring. Walking down the ramp after a truly breath taking show were Narendra Mehta, Director, Mehta and Sons by Narendra Mehta and Ramit Kapoor, General Manager, IGI India associates of the show. 
India International Jewellery Week (IIJW)
IIJW  is  an  initiative  to  showcase  India’s  finest  in  jewellery,  be  it  design  or  innovation,  supported  by  top-of-the-line  craftsmanship,  technology  and  quality  to  the  customers  around  the  globe.  India,  with  its  ability  to  create  most  intrinsic  and  inspired  jewellery,  has made bold statements across the globe. Our designers have time and again made us proud by winning different international design contests of repute. IIJW is an attempt to  provide  an  international  platform  to  India’s  budding  and  leading  designers  and  also design houses to unveil their fascinating, classic and contemporary jewellery collections to  the  world  jewellery  market;  thereby  establishing  India  as  the  most  sought  after destination for quality jewellery. 

About GJEPC: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) was set up by the Ministry of Commerce and industry, Government of India (GoI) in 1966. It was one of several Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) launched by the Indian Government, to boost the country’s export thrust, when India’s post-Independence economy began making forays in the international markets. Since 1998, the GJEPC has been granted autonomous status. The GJEPC is the apex body of the gems & jewellery industry and today it represents over 6,000 exporters in the sector. With headquarters in Mumbai, the GJEPC has Regional Offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur, all of which are major centres for the industry. It thus has a wide reach and is able to have a closer interaction with members to serve them in a direct and more meaningful manner. Over the past decades, the GJEPC has emerged as one of the most active EPCs, and has continuously strived to both expand its reach and depth in its promotional activities as well as widen and increase services to its members.

Shafaq Naaz in bikini for the first time

Be it Hollywood ,Bollywood or  Tv our actors are ready to do anything to justify their roles be it to shed or gain weight.  
Television Actress Shafaq Naaz who rose to  fame through her pivotal roles in ‘Chidya Ghar’ , ‘ Mahabharat’ ,  ‘ Sapna Babul ka Bidaai’   received a lot of love &  won the hearts of many being a dear favourite to her fans   . Shafaq whose known for her cute and bubbly look received a lot of appreciation  with  her appearance in the movie  'Guest in London'. 
The beautiful actress who is loved for her chubby look has now a little surprise for her  fans.  Shafaq whose been working in the industry since 6 years is now on a break and has transformed to one gorgeous lady.  Yes you have heard it right this gorgeous actress has shed 13 kgs in a matter of 2 months and is all set to look amazing and different in her next project. 

Sharing her transformation story shafaq mentioned  . “ My work life has really been hectic leaving me no time to focus and work on myself. Hence  I decided to give myself a break and worked out on the daily basis shedding these extra kgs.  I believe if you wish to do something u end up doing it. I followed a very strict diet with daily workouts giving those days just to myself.  It feels really nice to see the changes in you and I am waiting to be seen different  in my upcoming projects and I hope my fans love this version of me too”.

Chris Hemsworth almost lost the 'THOR' role to brother Liam

If you think that sibling rivalry only exists between you and your siblings, think again. Sibling rivalry exists even between the celebrity Hemsworth brothers, Though he definitely wasn't dealing with someone like Loki, it turns out that Hemsworth dealt with some significant sibling rivalry with his younger brother Liam, which ultimately helped him land the role of Marvel's Asgardian God of Thunder. 
Even though "Thor: Ragnarok" is the third film within the "Thor" series (as well as Hemsworth's fifth feature film starring as the character), his place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe wasn't always a safe bet. 
In an interview, Chris revealed that his little brother Liam almost got the role of Thor before him. According to the interview, he said, "I came into the audition with Kenneth Branagh and thought I nailed it and then never heard anything back. Months went by and then my brother, my little brother, Liam, was in Australia and sent a tape across and he got a call back, then another call back and then was down to the last kind of four or five people for it. 
During the same time when Chris bagged the role of Thor, Liam ended up landing his own franchise with ‘The Hunger Games’ alongside Jennifer Lawrence. 
Well, looks like this is one fierce competition to watch out for! 

Thor Ragnarok releases on 3rd November.

'Blade Runner 2049' gets an exclusive Johnnie Walker Black Label Limited Edition

To celebrate the film’s release, Johnnie Walker has created Johnnie Walker Black Label The Director’s Cut, a limited-edition scotch whiskey. Master Blender Jim Beveridge collaborated with the film’s director, Denis Villeneuve, on the experimental blend that is inspired by the film and is presented in a futuristic bottle.The new whisky pays homage to Ridley Scott’s visionary 1982 movie Blade Runner, which was set in 2019 and gave audiences a visual taste of a 21st century Johnnie Walker Black in a geometric bottle. 
Blade Runner 2049' is all set to release in India on 6th October, 2017. It's a Sony Pictures Entertainment India release.

AZURE Entertainment and Warner Bros. Announce Collaboration for Indian Remake of Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs
Mumbai based AZURE Entertainment Pvt. Limited and Warner Bros. India today announced a strategic collaboration to jointly invest in and produce an Indian remake of “Infernal Affairs”. The 2002 Hong Kong Original is a cult film with global recognition and was the film upon which the multi award-winning The Departed (directed by Martin Scorsese in 2006) was based. This project is the first of a two-picture deal between the two companies to jointly develop, produce and distribute key titles from the coveted Warner Bros. library for the Indian local film market. 
Sunir Kheterpal, CEO – AZURE Entertainment says, “It is a matter of pride for a young company like ours to collaborate with Warner Bros. to jointly develop and produce the local language adaptation of this amazing movie. We are thrilled to be working with the Warner Bros. India team and cannot wait to get started.” 
Denzil Dias, Managing Director – Warner Bros. India said, “This is an exciting time for us to be partnering in local language production with the team at AZURE, who are passionate about film and storytelling, and ideally placed to adapt and develop foreign language source material into Indian language remakes. We could not have chosen a better title than Infernal Affairs to announce this collaboration. We look forward to bringing great new Indian language films to local and global audiences.” 
AZURE and Warner Bros. India are at an advanced stage of formalizing the director for the proposed Hindi Remake of Infernal Affairs and shall soon make an official announcement on the same. In near future, they will also announce the second Warner Bros. title on which an Indian Remake shall be developed. 
About AZURE Entertainment 
AZURE Entertainment, owned and promoted by The Three Sisters: Institutional Office (TTSIO), is a Mumbai based integrated Content Development and Production company. The Company has a dual approach towards Content Development comprising Acquisition of Foreign Language Remake Rights & Filming Rights to Books and a more organic approach on Original Content Development whereby it focuses on spectacular, big ideas. AZURE has an active and an evolving development slate of 6-8 properties at any given time. 
Apart from the collaboration with Warner Brothers, AZURE’s current development slate includes a tie-up with Rodar y Rodar for THE BODY (Spanish), Atresmedia for THE INVISIBLE GUEST (Spanish), a Three Film Remake Deal with Gaumont (French), Quad for HEARTBREAKER (French), Filming Rights to Sophie Kinsella’s global bestseller, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? (UK) and Sushant Singh’s MISSION OVERSEAS (India). 

Parul Yadav goes deglam for 'Butterfly'

After superhits like Jessie, Killing Veerappan and AattaGara, Parul Yadav is set to amaze us with her much awaited and much talked about film 'Butterfly' that is the Kannada remake of the block buster Bollywood flick 'Queen'. Parul essays the character of the simple and naive 'Rani' that was originally portrayed by Kangana Ranaut in the Hindi version. 
The ravishing Parul made her mark as the most glamorous diva in Sandalwood, but now she plays a totally deglam look for 'Butterfly'. Her no make up look replete with bindis and wavy hair with simple Kurtas and Salwar suits will wow her fans. 

Parul will start filming for the second Indian schedule of the film in Gokarna from 4th October onwards. The film will be shot in India as well as France. We look forward to see more of her looks from the film!

“Qyuki Media and UnErase Poetry collaborate with Priya Mallik to convey “The Right to Pleasure”

Qyuki, multi-media platform, continues its string of successful collaborations with UnErase Poetry, a community that promotes and produces spoken word poetry in Hindi and English. This time  it presents a spoken word poetry by Priya Malik, a known face on television circuit (Ex- Big Boss contestant), called “Right to Pleasure”. 
“Right to Pleasure” addresses the basic right of a female to desire and pleasure. The poem takes us through the thoughts of a girl and how differently they are interpreted by men. She recites the poem beautifully  along with a drummer (name) and guitarist (name) which added to the feel of the poem. 
Previously, Qyuki Media and UnErase Poetry have showcased talented artists such as Kunal Kapoor who presented a slam poetry on Women Trafficking and Aranya Johar, a regular performer with UnErase who mostly speaks about Gender Discrimination. The idea of UnErase Poetry is to start a dialogue about the tabooed subjects in society and create awareness 
Talking about this collaboration, Sagar Gokhale, Chief Operating Officer, Qyuki Media said, “Poetry is such a great medium of expression and Unerase Poetry has always broken barriers and stereotypes. Priya Mallik is an excellent addition to this showcase and her poem is going to ring in the minds of millions. At Qyuki, our continuous endeavor is to nurture and support talent that can influence a change in society.” 
Priya Mallik expresses her thoughts on the collaboration "I wrote this piece because somebody had to. I performed this piece because somebody had to. We can't have a whole generation of young girls growing up ashamed of their own sexuality or a whole generation of young boys growing up neither understanding nor appreciating a woman's right to her own body. We already have both of those generations, look where it has led us. No more. No more." 

"Right to Pleasure", will be available digitally on the 25th of September, 2017.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures acquires rights for Mithali Raj biopic

With a phenomenal record of being the highest run scorer in One Day Internationals averaging above 51, the captain of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team, Mithali Raj has had a remarkable journey on field. 
An inspiration to billions of young girls in the country, her life is now all set to be documented on the silver screen. The rights of the film have been acquired by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio that backed content driven films like Queen, Manjhi, Drishyam, Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and the recent hit, Toilet Ek Prem Katha. 
Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, says, “Viacom18 Motion Pictures has always been the pioneer in showcasing content with portrayal of strong women characters right from Queen to Kahani to Mary Kom. We are proud to be collaborating with the young and inspirational Mithali Dorai Raj, a name single handedly responsible in bringing about a shift in the way women’s cricket team was perceived in our country.” 
Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and the only woman cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in ODIs. She is also the first player to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs. Raj is the first Indian to have lead the national team to an ICC ODI World Cup final twice - 2005 and 2017. An Arjuna awardee, Mithali was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2015, India’s fourth highest civilian award for her contribution towards the sport of cricket. 
Mithali Raj says, “I am extremely happy on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Hoping that this movie inspires more people especially young girls to take up sports as a career.” 

The association between Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Mithali Raj has been facilitated by Varun Chopra – Director, Medallin Sports who says “We are pleased on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures and are looking forward to Mithali’s Biopic. She remains to be an inspiration for multitudes for many years now and her story on the silver screen will keep motivating generations.”

This Diwali gift luxury to your loved ones with the Stefano Ricci’s Bespoke Tea and Coffee Cup Gift Sets and Scented Candles

This Diwali let’s make it a little more special for your friends and family by gifting them the luxury from Stefano Ricci’s excellence and distinctive home décor collection. The Stefano Ricci HOME Collection is rich in harmonious suggestions focused on the desire to offer coordinated products made entirely by the expert hands of Florentine artisans. Without any compromise, its collections are a true representation of the exceptional details required for a clientele who only desires the best in Italian manufacturing and design.   
The Imperial Botticelli set teacups and Saucers is decorated with two types of gold and both matte and shiny, 95% pure platinum. Its design is inspired by the iconic paisley motif found on many Stefano Ricci hand printed silks. The set is presented in a black gift box in the signature Stefano Ricci octagonal shape.
The Royal Malachite set of six coffee cups and saucers is decorated with details in 14k shiny gold, and is part of a complete collection inspired by the precious stone. The set is presented in a black gift box in the signature octagonal shape.

The Scented Candles is a number rich in symbolism, recalling the octagon, which has always been evoked at the Florentine men’s maison. It has a stylistic purity that is renewed in the crystal bottle, protected in a tailored plexiglass casing, enhanced by the fragrance’s emerald green colour. 
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Barrel & Co. hosts the launch of Richa Sharma's new album

The impressive brewpub, Barrel & Co. hosted the celebration for the launch of renowned singer Richa Sharma's new music album 'Nain Na Jodi'. The event marked the presence of some of the most eminent personalities from the music industry. The evening saw Anil Singh (owner of Barrel & Co),  Vishal Dadlani, Harmeet Meet, Jaspinder Narula, Mika Singh, Shaan. Suyyash Rai, Kishwar Merchant, Rohit Verma, Bharti Singh amongst others to join their fellow performer celebrate another achievement in her career. Richa Sharma gave a memorable performance in front of a well appreciative audience. The guests seemed very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the alehouse which was recently introduced in Andheri to the party lovers.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Vatsal Sheth learns water surfing for Haasil

Vatsal Sheth, who rose to fame with Sony Entertainment Television’s Just Mohabbat, has carved his niche in the television industry and has also worked in Bollywood films including Taarzan – The Wonder Car (2004), Heroes (2008), is back with another upcoming Sony TV show, Haasil. Vatsal plays Kabir Raichand and brother of Zayed Khan’s character Ranveer Raichand. He has already started shooting for the romantic thriller show in Mauritius and has been investing all his energies to give his best and engross the attention of his fans. 
Interestingly, sources close to the actor reveal that the actor reached Mauritius a few days before the actual shoot schedule to learn water surfing. In the show, Vatsal will be seen performing water sport since he plays a flamboyant character. However, to perform the water sport activities to the T, Vatsal has undergone a lot of practice. Vatsal believes in preparing for a shot before the final take. 

The actor has now developed a lot of interest in surfing and did a lot of it during the Mauritius schedule of the show. When contacted, Vatsal confirms the news and says, “It’s for Haasil that finally I got to do a lot of water surfing. Kabir Raichand, my character performs surfing and do it accurately, I had undergone a crashcourse in Mauritius.”

Leading Jewellery Brand Reliance Jewels adorned Actress Bhumi Pednekar for A Dramatic Presentation Of Vintage Bridal Collection at the IIJW

Reliance Jewels showcased a beautifully balanced collection of stunning Diamond Jewellery crafted using Australian Diamonds and genuine gemstones at the IIJW 2017. Actress Bhumi Pednekar played muse to the resplendent jewellery, donning designer Shehla Khan’s vintage bridal collection, ‘Belle Époque’
When it comes to diamonds only the best are what a lady wants. The showcase of exquisite jewellery created using Australian Diamonds, mined from Rio Tinto’s mines in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, was a gorgeous extravaganza at the India International Jewellery Week 2017. 
The colour, dazzle, brilliance and cut of the stones used to our master craftsmen to create this collection were a joy to behold on the catwalk as the models sashayed down.
Commenting on the show Mr. Sunil Nayak, CEO of Reliance Jewels said, “Being a part of the India International Jewellery Week 2017 was a great opportunity to showcase the unique and the extraordinary beauty of the Australian Diamonds. While our Bridal collection, comprising of the entire range spanning from stately tiaras to gorgeous necklaces to stunning  ear wear, bracelets and rings, all of this is supplemented by stylish and modern pieces for the other members of the family too.” 
Expressing her excitement at presenting her unique vintage collection, designer Shehla Khan said, “Belle Époque features fabrics like sheer, organza, tulle and lace that is artistically sculpted and draped bringing the “Lost Golden Age “of the French Era to life. Structured designs, classic ruffles, luxurious layering, dramatic drapes and hand painted ensembles are the focal point of the collection. The designs include a lot of fabric manipulation and it plays around more with structure rather than embroidery.” 
Mr. Vikram Merchant, Director – India Representative Office, Rio Tinto further added, “Diamond as always are every woman’s best friend. And a bride feels incomplete without diamond jewellery on her big day. We are glad to get our consumers the Australian Diamonds in an exclusive way. The Bridal Collection from Reliance Jewels using Australian Diamonds showcased on the ramp enhances the beauty and uniqueness of the person wearing them.” 
Actress Bhumi Pednekar commented on the collection saying, “I want to congratulate Reliance Jewels and Rio Tinto for their brilliant collaboration. The pieces are exquisite, the entire collection is brilliant. Congratulations on the high quality jewellery that you are providing your consumers and for all the brilliant designs that you have showcased today. Thank you so much for choosing me and I am very glad that I could walk for your brand.”  

Ending the bridal celebrations on the stage after a fabulous show Mr Sunil Nayak, CEO at Reliance Jewels, Mr Tony Huber - Australian Consul General & Mr Vikram Merchant, Director – India Representative Office, Rio Tinto walked the ramp with the ever so gorgeous looking Bhumi  Pednekar adorned with the jewellery collection, amidst a thunderous applause from the audience.

Super Dancer Chapter 2 premiers on 30th September, Saturday – Sunday at 8:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

India’s #1 dance reality show and Sony Entertainment Television’s owned format, is all set to put its best foot forward once again. Sony Entertainment Television’s Super Dancer, a show that stirred the nation with its fascinating dancing talents and exuberant performances last year is all set to make a comeback with a new mantra MAGIC MEHNAT MEIN HAI. Retaining its trio of original Super Judges; Bollywood superstar – Shilpa Shetty, Eminent Filmmaker – Anurag Basu and celebrated choreographer – Geeta Kapur, the show will be hosted by, Rithvik Dhanjani and Paritosh Tripathi. Every contestant will undergo extensive training and guidance from Super Gurus hailing from across the country. 
Behind every dancer’s magical performance lies the hard work and commitment of their mentor. Super Dancer Chapter 2 will celebrate and showcase the strength, belief and dedication of every mentor and their mentees. Produced by Frames Productions, Super Dancer Chapter 2 will premiere on September 30, 2017, Sat-Sun at 8:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.
The nationwide hunt for India’s magical dancing talents had commenced in July with kids auditioning for the show across 10 cities. Amongst these mammoth number of aspirants, 12 contestants have made it on the show and will soon be seen competing for the converted title to be India’s next Super Dancer.  The show will provide young protégés with a unique national platform to showcase the 3D’s of Dancing - Desire, Discipline and Determination.
Tune in to ‘Super Dancer Chapter 2’ starting September 30, 2017, at 8:00 pm every Saturday-Sunday only on Sony Entertainment Television. 
Comments:
Danish Khan, EVP & Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television
“We are extremely proud of Super Dancer. In its debut year itself, it went on to become the #1 show on Indian television. It’s a new format which has become a rage in international markets as well. We are delighted to present Chapter 2 with never seen before talents. These talents will be nurtured by our three spectacular judges; Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapur along with great mentors. Frames Production Company has done a great job in putting together a brand new season that will not only push the envelope but also create new benchmark in television talent show in India.” 
Ranjeet Thakur and Hemant Ruparel, Producers, Frames Production Company
“Super Dancer Chapter 2 will once again search for the biggest dance protégée who will be the future of dance. This year, the show will take the entertainment and dancing factor a notch higher. We have gone far and wide across the country in our search for the right talent. As always, it’s a delight to partner with Sony Entertainment Television. Their vision for the brand and faith in team collaboration makes for a great show.” 
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Super Judge
“It feels great to be back. I took home a lot of memories from season 1 especially with my involvement with these kids and with me audiences are looking forward to see fresh bunch of extraordinary talents from this season. The show is just not a dance platform, there is a lot of magic, Mehnat and masti involved in the making . I Can assure you after the auditions that chapter 2 of Super Dancer is loaded with Double the talent and entertainment this time.” 
Anurag Basu, Super Judge
“The experience of judging such talented kids was the most difficult thing to do back then and now that responsibility rests of us one more time. I am waiting to see what chapter 2 contestants will have in store for us”. 
Geeta Kapur, Super Judge

“This year’s tagline – Magic, Mehnat Mein Hai will showcase the hard work, dedication and commitment towards dance by each contestant who hail from across the country. After receiving a tremendous response from season 1, I am really looking forward to the chapter 2 of this such celebrated show. Watch out for those moves that will inspire and invigorate, whose energy will be contagious and whose commitment will move the nation for the prestigious title of India’s next Super Dancer.

Look how the fans reacted to Chirag Jani’s stunning entry in Vighnaharta Ganesha on Sony tv

Sony Television show Vighnaharta Ganesha that have been really eye catching  for all its fan is now seen taking a new track to the show. 
The stunning new entry of Heartthrob television  actor Chirag Jani as Sindhura has stunned all its fan getting their excitement quotient higher. 
The awaited entry of Sindhura was a surprise package for all its fans as they saw Chirag urf Sindhura in an avatar they never thought they would see him in. 
Chirag who will been seen in two different looks throughout the show is currently playing the role of  King of Pathal Sindhura. The negative role of Sindhura  received a really positive response flooding chirag with a lot of appreciation from across the globe. 
Waiting to see Sindhura in his new avatar? 

Keep Watching Vighnaharta Ganesha on Sony Tv

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sachin Joshi - The Youth Icon of the Year

Renowned entrepreneur, actor, filmmaker and philanthropist, Sachiin Joshi bagged the prestigious Stardust's Youth Icon award. The star studded event that was held in Dubai had celebrities from all walks of life. From sports, films and NGO's, Stardust felicitated that celebrities who have made a difference to the society. The multi faceted Sachiin Joshi who has carved his niche in various industries expressed his gratitude. "I believe hard work and dedication can take you places. That has been my success mantra. Awards only encourage you to do better work. I hope I can be an inspire the youth to make their dreams come true," says Sachiin. Humble yet ambitious, SJ feels that the journey of love, accolades and awards has only just begun.

Style tips for Navratri

Navratri is here and so are the colourful lehengas and pathanis. Out favourite TV actors give us tips to style it up this festive season. 
Mrunal Jain – According to me, Kediyu and Kafni pyjama is what makes you look stylish and different from others. It should have a variety of vibrant colours. 
Ssharad Malhotraa - One should wear embroidered Kurtas during this time. I feel that look very stylish, especially in bright colours like red and brown. 
Mohammad Nazim - I think Pathani goes well with the festive season. The ideal colour would be Navy blue. And one should gel up one's hair. 
Adaa Khan – I feel colourful beads, mirror work, embroidery or shells look beautiful embellished on a traditional lehenga and choli. So I will suggest going for that traditional look. 
Shashank Vyas - Colours project your personality and I think one should choose bright colours for Navratri. Where fashion is concerned, one shouldn't follow strict rules but should follow one's instinct. 
Shakti Arora - You should wear Garba Dhoti Kurta as it goes with the occasion. Navratri is the only time when one can carry this traditional look. 

Jasmin Bhasin - I think one should wear a lot of chunky oxidized jewellery and a nose pin for sure. These match well with the colourful clothes that these days require. Red, white and pink look the best.

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