Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan dance for the first time in Thugs Of Hindostan's Vashmalle


Yash Raj Films mega action adventure Thugs of Hindostan has stunned audiences worldwide with it’s larger than life, extravagant trailer that has made it the biggest film to come out of Bollywood in years. This visual spectacle about an epic war and adventure on the high seas, is releasing this Diwali. The film has managed an incredible casting coup of this generation by bringing together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time on big screen and to make this even more interesting, looks like the two have also danced together in the film!

Prabhudheva, whose choreography sets benchmarks each time, has directed this song titled Vashmalle (Meaning : Dance your heart out and make merry). Prabhudheva always leaves his mark with high energy dance numbers that boast of unique dance moves. Vashmalle too will stand out because Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are seen dancing their heart out in the film.

Vijay Krishna Acharya, director of Thugs of Hindostan says, “It is amazing that we could write a suitable moment in the film that sees these two icons of Indian cinema shake a leg with each other and the song will stand out because of their infectious energy and camaraderie. The song presents Mr. Bachchan and Aamir Khan in the mood to celebrate. I have to reveal, the sequence will show them getting drunk during the celebrations and then breaking out to dance on this high energy number. It is a priceless moment that we have captured in Thugs of Hindostan.”

Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani have sung this anticipated number while celebrated lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya has penned its supremely catchy lyrics. Ace music composers Ajay-Atul have created this track.

Thugs of Hindostan co-stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The film is set to treat audiences across India with the biggest jaw-dropping action sequences seen by audiences on screen to date. With its edge-of-the-seat thrills and a visually immersive experience, YRF’s out and out entertainer, Thugs of Hindostan, is set to release on November 8, a national holiday, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ali Fazal turns real life director, directs a critical scene for Tigmanshu Dhulia's Milan Talkies



Ali Fazal is a director’s actor. He improvises, follows orders and tries to understand his director’s requirements to its fullest for a scene. But imagine if the roles get reversed and Ali also becomes the director for a scene. That is exactly what happened during the shoot for Milan Talkies, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film that has been years in the making.

The Victoria and Abdul actor just turned director on the sets of the film to understand his character better. Ali plays a director in the film that revolves around the single screen cinemas that have been dying out. To get into director mode, he wanted to direct a scene and look at all the aspects from the background actors, the dialogue deliver, the ambient sound, the cinematography to learn for his reel life job. The actor has always been one to delve deep into a character and this time was no different.

When asked about how it felt directing, the actor said, “i cant quite reveal which part of the film i worked upon or that part will or will not be in the film but i can say this- i have learnt many trades on a tigmanshu dhulia set. My saying this might piss a lot of people off but i am not anxious about what the fateful friday will bring to us because this experience this journey has been a personal one for me. It is diff for each actor and artist and so was mine. Each to his/her. For me, the fun has just begun. Its like when u learn to do something and then u just cant wait to donit again and again. But i wish the team well because everyone’s sweat and muscle went into the making of Milan Talkies  …”

It will be fun to watch Ali’s directed scene on the big screen.

Vivek Dahiya Ups The Style Game



Actor Vivek Dahiya who is known for not only his good looks and fit body has also been one of the most experimental actors on television when it comes to style.  From his fusion looks last Diwali to his tailored suits, there is no one who ups the style game like Vivek Dahiya.  And this time around at the red carpet of Star Parivaar Awards, the Qayamat Ki Raat actor decided to go with a blazer but once again with a twist.  Rather than opting for the usual black, grey, blue blazers, Vivek chose the daring red as his color.  And we must say we are loving the look as there are very few who can carry off the fiery color so well!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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When Shilpa Shetty took a sweet dig at dating coach Anveshi Jain



Anveshi Jain, town’s popular dating coach, who has helped others in finding love, is now on the lookout to find one for herself. Anveshi recently participated in Shilpa Shetty’s Amazon Prime Series - Hear Me, Love Me. The show is about finding love and she had all the might to find it for herself with Shilpa as her wingwoman. While talking about the show and Shilpa as the host, Anveshi said, “Hear me, Love me is an extremely unique concept that comes with all the laugh and luck for the contestants. Especially the fact that Shilpa Shetty is hosting the show, made me excited during the shoots as she is such a calm and composed person. With her as a wingwoman, you honestly couldn’t ask for any better.” 

Shilpa was seen taking a sweet dig at Anveshi by asking her about being single that too when is a dating coach herself. Laughing a bit on the issue, Anveshi is all praise about the actor and the way she connects with the people. Adding more, Anveshi said “I have grown up seeing Shilpa Shetty’s movies and dancing on her iconic songs. Receiving advices from her, is surely a wonderful experience. She is, to be honest, the wonder woman of our country. A lady with so many roles like an entrepreneur, a cook, a writer, a yoga instructor, an actor and now a dating show host - Unbelievably amazing.” 

At the work front, Anveshi will be seen in an upcoming web series for ALTBalaji.

Pooja Hegde crosses 4 million followers on Instagram


Pooja Hegde who has an exciting line up of films in her kitty has resulted in the surge of her popularity amongst the millenials. 

The gorgeous and talented actress who made heads turn in her stint in Saakshayam and eagerly awaiting the release of her next big film, Aravindha Sametha is on a roll these days. 

Pooja has become the current social media sensation as the Housefull 4 actress has crossed 4 million followers on her Instagram account. The actress's instagram handle not just gives us sneak peek into the workout routines and behind the scenes footages of the films she works on but also shares with us the stunning magazine cover looks that the actress is a part of. 

Pooja says, “The love keeps growing and I am honoured and humbled. I’m still so new to this industry and the fact that 4 million people are showering their love in me through social media is  touching and encouraging. I think my fun, goofy and forever excited self seems to connect with them somehow. Sending my love back to them.”

It is no wonder then that the stunner crossed the 4 million mark.

CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF BAVARIAN FESTIVITIES AT OKTOBERFEST MACAO AT MGM


The city’s popular party is back with even more fun, this time at the new MGM COTAI!! Visitors will again get to experience Macao’s most celebrated event.

Since 2009, MGM MACAO has welcomed over 110,000 beer lovers with over 106,000 liters of beer, 23,485 kilograms of pork knuckles, 10,416 roasted chickens and 15,238 pieces of homemade pretzels served.

At this Bavarian party, you’ll be singing along German-style in no time when you try our Löwenbräu, one of only six genuine Oktoberfest brews, or any of the special non-alcoholic beverages. Or tuck in to an authentic German feast with hearty fares that include the Bavarian deli platter, boiled veal sausages, mega pretzel sandwiches, or anything else from our true-to-taste menu. Time to eat and drink up!

For guests who would like to enjoy the authentic German party with children and family, the Family Day Time Oktoberfest between 11am and 3 pm on October 28 is the perfect option where everyone of all ages can eat, drink, and be merry!. Non-alcoholic beers and a range of beverages are also available as alternatives.

This time we’re hosting an Industry Day to show our appreciation to hoteliers for your hard work on 20th October 2018 between 11 am and 3 pm. Just present your valid hotelier certificate to enjoy discounted tickets to this year’s Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest Macao at MGM 2018 will be held in MGM Cotai between October 18 and 28. The number of tickets and tables are limited, so get them soon before they are out!

Oddsox emerges as India’s Best College Band at Parx Hunt 2018



The long-awaited Parx Hunt 2018 Grand Finale kick-started with overwhelming enthusiasm at the Hard Rock Café, Mumbai. Wooing the jury and the music enthusiasts at the event, Oddsox from Chennai emerged as the National winner of Parx Hunt 2018.

As HRC Worli echoed with loud cheers of the crowd, the first performers Hidden Identity set the event rolling with their scintillating renditions of alternative rock music followed by Common Thread, Alchemy, and Oddsox respectively. The evening reached its crescendo as the four bands battled it out to claim the coveted title for the year. 

Gaurav Mahajan, President, Group Apparel, Raymond, said, "The idea behind this initiative was born from the fact that Parx as a brand connects with the youth. Moreover, creating a platform for independent musicians had been long due, and Parx Hunt has in some way managed to fill the void. We wish to take this initiative to better heights in the years to come." 


As UA vocalist E.P.R Iyer came on the stage door the headlining act, a wave of magnetic energy ran through the crowd bringing the evening alive and the audience witnessed as to what sounds like the most amazing rap rock band in India can offer. Vivifying the spirit of Parx Hunt, leading artists like Anand Bhaskar, Rhythm Shaw, Abhishek Gurung, Sambit Chatterjee, Sidd Cuotto and Nikhita Gandhi collaborated with headlining band Underground Authority (UA) taking the energy high up with every note. It was a first for a platform of this scale to present multiple artists sharing the stage before a live audience. This act proved their support towards Parx's unique initiative in encouraging independent artists and giving them a larger than life opportunity to make it big. 

Pragati Srivastava, Brand Head, Parx, said, “Parx is a brand that resonates with the youth of the country today. Through Parx Hunt, we are trying to feel the pulse of this generation and nothing could be better than music to do so. We provide the right stage for upcoming college bands to showcase their talent and learn from the best in the music industry. The winning band takes home a prize money of three lakhs, which we hope, will fuel their dreams. With this initiative, the Parx Hunt team hopes to touch more lives with every passing year and enrich the musical journeys of everyone who ever dares to dream.”

Saturday, October 6, 2018

I want someone like Jaya to plan my wedding- Srishti Jain


After a grand reel wedding of Jaya and Samar in Sony Entertainment Televisions ‘Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo’, it seems Srishti is getting very excited to plan her own wedding. Playing a wedding planner in the show Srishti had a gala time shooting this beautiful sequence. So much so that she was often seen taking notes on-set on the kind of ceremonies and elements that she would like to have during her real wedding.

This is not all looking at her excitement the co actors actually started teasing her on when is her real wedding or is it around the corner. Talking about the same Srishti said, “I love my character Jaya who is a wedding planner. Being a wedding planner is not an easy task. In the show it was shown that my character planned her own wedding. The wedding turned out to be very beautiful and exactly the way I would have wanted it to be had I actually been getting married. For a moment I thought, in future whenever I will get married, I will hire a wedding planner just like Jaya who is innovative and lively and is always on her toes fulfilling all her clients’ needs.” 

Watch Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo from Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television!

‘It wouldn’t be surprising if Siddharth is offered a film’: Govinda on Comedy Circus


Laughter ka original dose, Comedy Circus on Sony Entertainment Television witnessed an amazing actor, dancer and comedian- Govinda along with the dashing Varun Sharma have a gala time watching all the acts. Comedy Circus is one of the best stress busters and a delight to watch during weekends. Govinda who was seen promoting his upcoming film ‘Fryday’ with Varun Sharma were blown away with the immense talent each artist possessed on the show. But the one artist that caught attention was comedian, Siddharth Sagar. 

The ace actor couldn’t believe how all these talented actors perform on the stage without any support of teleprompters to read the script in front of them. When Siddharth Sagar entered the stage for his gag along with Mubeen and Karishma sharma, he immediately caught Govinda’s attention. Impressed by his comic timing, Govinda said, “It wouldn’t be surprising if Siddharth is offered a film where he can play a comedian. The way he does physical acting and comedy is just splendid and completely outstanding. I have done many comedy films, acted in endless number of movies, but Making me laugh is very tough and Siddharth is the one who nailed it”. 

Sohail Khan also commented, “I have worked with Govinda and Varun, they are very easy when they do comedy. You won’t see dragging in their acting. They are just amazing as actors and I am glad to have them on our show. Siddharth Sagar never fails to make us laugh and he has taken the benchmark a level higher with his comic skills.” 

Watch Comedy Circus every Saturday and Sunday, 9:30PM only on Sony Entertainment Television!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Tarun Khanna enters as Chanakya in SET’s PORUS


The versatile and handsome actor Tarun Khanna, who has stepped into the shoes of Chetan Pandit to play Chanakya in Sony Entertainment Television’s magnum opus show  'Porus' is leaving no stone unturned to do justice to his character. To look authentic as the character of Chanakya the actor has decided to shave his head for real and has stopped going to the gym as well. The actor is rigorously preparing for his role by reading Chanakyaniti on the sets. Just like the perfectionist that he is Tarun wants to get into the skin of his character and bring out the best version visually. He spends his free time on the set by reading things of that era. 

When asked Tarun says, “The role of Chanakya completes my trilogy. It is also the most challenging role of my career so far. Chanakya is the most well-known character in the Indian history of all times along with Mahatma Gandhi. I have been his fan since my childhood. I remember reading Chanakyaniti when I was in school but never knew I would be playing the character someday. I went crazy when I saw Dr. Dwiwedi portray his character and it inspired me to play Chanakya from then itself. Now that I have this role, I want to excel in it. I keep reading Chanakyaniti in my free time, I have also downloaded an E-book on my phone. I can’t thank Siddharth Kumar Tiwari enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Emirates thrills film buffs with over 1,000 movies on board

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It takes 119 trips on the world’s longest A380 flight from Dubai to Auckland to complete Emirates’film catalogue
     Offers movies in 44 languages including over 200 movies                  from Bollywood and the Indian subcontinent 
Film fans travelling on Emirates can now look forward to even more choice as ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, reaches a new milestone by offering over 1,000 movies - more than any other airline. The films are in addition to TV box sets and music giving customers over 3,500 channels of on demand entertainment.

The expanded film catalogue offers over 2,000 hours of entertainment that would take 119 trips on the world’s longest A380 flight from Dubai to Auckland to get through. It is available on over 80 aircraft and includes more than 500 Hollywood hits and 600 world movies to cater to Emirates’ diverse and global customer base. Emirates buys content from every major movie market worldwide and offers films in 44 languages, including Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Bhojpuri etc. There are more than 200 movies from Bollywood and the Indian subcontinent.

“Travelling on Emirates has always been centred on an unmatched customer experience.  We’re proud to offer the greatest entertainment choice ever seen in the sky, with probably more choices than most people have at home!  We want to create a better-than-home experience when you fly Emirates, with the latest and best movies, great TV and a huge music selection,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President, Customer Experience (IFEC).

Each month over 100 movies are added to the system with selections ranging from all time classics like 1939’s The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind to 2018 blockbusters Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Ocean’s 8. ice also offers over 25 feature length documentaries – the most popular on board at the moment include Eric Clapton - Life in 12 bars and The Final Year about Barack Obama’s last year in office. Last month, the airline launched its own Food and Wine Channels on ice giving customers a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its onboard menus and works with its global partners.

Emirates ensures its youngest customers are catered for with a large selection of children’s movies and TV channels. In addition to over 75 Disney, Marvel, and children’s movies there are also over 50 TV channels, including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, CBeebies & the Disney Channel.

In addition to the widest selection of movies in the air, ice has over 325 TV channels packed with award-winning TV series including major new dramas Killing Eve, Succession and The Terror, through to hit comedies such as Atlanta and Big Bang Theory, a huge music collection, over 100 games, expert-led LinkedIn Learning courses and uTalk language courses offering lessons for beginners.

Over 170 aircraft are equipped with live TV featuring sports events including the Champions League, NBA and most recently golf’s Ryder Cup, as well as news channels from CNN, BBC World, Al Arabiya and NHK. Wi-Fi is available on over 99% of the Emirates fleet and customers across all cabins can enjoy 20MB of free data.

Emirates most recently won its second consecutive Best Entertainment award at last week’s APEX 2019 Global Passenger Choice Award.

Ayushmann Khurrana back with Rochak Kohli for Badhaai Ho's Nain Na Jodeen


After delivering blockbuster songs like Pani Da Rang ( Vicky Donor) , Sadi Gali Aaja ( Nautanki Saala) , O Heeriye ( Single) and Mitti Di Khushboo among others, singer- actor Ayushmann Khurrana teams up with music director Rochak Kohli for a special song from Badhaai Ho, titled " Nain Na Jodeen".

The two have composed many memorable songs in the past and this one too promises to have a lasting impression on listeners - Sung by Ayushmann and Neha Kakkar , Nain Na Jodeen is an emotional song of love and separation.

After Badhaaiyan Tenu and Morni , the makers now launch the soft ballad that establishes the bond shared between Ayushmann and Sanya's characters in the film .

Talking about the song says Ayushmann, "Ayushmann Khurrana says-It's always great collaborating with Rochak Kohli as we have great synergy and have worked so often together. Nain Na Jodeen is a very emotional song when the characters face a rough patch in their relationship. It's something people will relate to.".

Junglee Pictures presents Badhaai Ho in association with Chrome Pictures. Produced by Vineet Jain, Aleya Sen, Hemant Bhandari and Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the film is co-produced by Priti Shahani. The film releases 19th October 2018.

Mindshare won top honours both at Big Bang Awards & MMA Smarties 2018


Mindshare, a part of GroupM, was awarded the ‘Agency of the year’ at 2 prestigious events on the evening of September 28,2018 - The MMA Smarties Awards 2018 and The Big Bang Awards. The agency has yet again proved its dominance by bagging a total of 46 awards including the coveted Agency of the Year at The MMA Smarties 2018, Media Agency of the Year & Digital Agency of the Year at The Big Bang Awards.

Comprised of over 800 member companies globally and 14 regional offices, the MMA Smarties Awards is the only mobile trade association that brings together the full ecosystem of marketers, tech providers and sellers working collaboratively to shape the future. The MMA Smarties Awards is the world’s only global mobile marketing awards program honouring innovation, creativity, and success.

The Big Bang Awards is the biggest event of Ad Club Bangalore, honouring excellence in Media and Communications. This was the 23rd edition of Big Bang Awards.

Commenting on the glory, Prasanth Kumar, CEO, Mindshare South Asia, MENA & Africa said, “These awards mean immense motivation for us and we see them as an appreciation for the efforts we put in driving excellence for our clients. We thank the Jury for putting loads of time to evaluate and recognize the work we are doing across our clients.”

Monday, October 1, 2018

Preetisheel Singh looks forward to AndhaDhun, RAW and Thackeray


This year has been a great one for National Award-winning make-up, hair and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh. Starting out with the blockbuster success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, where she created the looks for Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as the wicked Alauddin Khilji, she also designed the endearing looks of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor for Umesh Shukla's runaway hit 102 Not Out.

Last month, the makeover wiz had her hattrick clincher with Anubhav Sinha's Mulk; a gripping take on Muslim patriotism in a Hindu-majority India. The film not only made an indelible mark at the box-office, but managed to effectively send out a fabulous message of equality and brotherhood. 

The lady is excited about the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer AndhaDhun next. "I've got a chance to work with Sriram Raghavan for the first time. It's a cool flick and I'm proud to be the makeup designer for it," says Preetisheel, who has also just finished her work for Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) with John Abraham donning multiple looks. But she quips that RAW is gonna be a "surprise package" so she can't reveal about the looks as of now. 

And finally there is Thackeray, where Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. "The praise received by Thackeray's teaser was humongous. I'm grateful to the makers who have entrusted me with this responsibility. Am a bit anxious too and have my fingers crossed," she adds. 

At the pace Preetisheel delivers one memorable character look after another, it's obvious there's no looking back for her.

First Look from Nora Fatehi's upcoming song as a pop star and producer


Nora Fatehi has currently been busy gearing up for the next huge step her career is taking. The actress who has given the world viral hits like Kamariya and Dilbar will be surprising fans again with a few more feathers added to her cap.

The Bharat actress who just returned from Malta after shooting for the first schedule has been busy editing the song that will soon be released for the world to see. The song is a collaboration with extremely popular Middle Eastern and African band, Fnaire, and is the Arabic rendition of Satyameva Jayate's Dilbar.

Nora whose hard work, blood and sweat has gone into creating this track will also be launched as a pop star with it. The actress will now also be seen showing off her singing abilities, song writing skills and talents as a producer. Audiences will see Nora take on all three roles in this new music video that will soon be launched by T series!

When asked about all the hats she's wearing for the same, Nora said "Its a huge accomplishment becoming a producer and singer and taking calls creatively on this project. I had a vision of bringing two cultures together and Ive said this in the past my goal is to bring morocco and India together through music and art. seeing the vision come to life is remarkable and i feel blessed. Working with the talented band Fnaire has been a life changing experience they gave a very ethnic moroccan and middle eastern touch to the compilation of the song which I guarantee will have everyone dancing away! Bhushan kumar sir, the entire tseries team and Bling have been extremely helpful and im grateful for that. This marks my debut as a singer and producer which i must admit was scary at first but im very happy i can create a platform internationally were i can maintain indian elements and moroccan elements together through my talent. Music and dance is universal and i want to break boarders and represent. I hope people will enjoy the visuals and the sound of the music. Ive learnt so much as a producer and an artist on this project. We have along way to go this is just the beginning “

In less than a month fans will get to be floored again by this beauty and this time enjoy new aspects of her talent that she will surprise fans with!!

Siddharth gets Sourabh Raaj jain as the sutradhar for Radha Krishn


Its D-Day as Siddharth Kumar Tewary's magnum opus RadhaKrishn is all set to launch tonite. Being called a visual painting, audiences worldwide are looking forward to this first ever mythological love story coming to Indian Television.  And now the latest buzz is that Sourabh Raaj Jain who was last seen in Mahakali - Anth Hi Aarambh Hai is said to be sutradahar for epic romance of  RadhaKrishn.  Our source tells us, "Sourabh has already been part of the Swastik family as he's done two shows back to back with Siddharth.  Sourabh had also given the voiceover for the first few episodes in Shaani and hence history repeats itself as he continues his association with Siddharth and will be sutradhar who takes the viewers thru the story of RadhaKrishn."

"Saurabh as we all know is a splendid actor,  I always wish to work with him in every series someway or the other, so when the need for the sutradhar for the series came up, we couldn't think of anyone else. He is our lucky charm !!! I thank him for always being there " said Siddharth about the association with Sourabh. 

When we reached out to Sourabh he said, "I feel honored to be part of Siddharth Sir's shows in some way or the other. I had been part of Shani and now once again I will also be a part of RadhaKrishn.  Siddharth Sir is leaving a legacy behind with the kind of content he makes and I feel extremely lucky to be a part of his shows in any form that I can be."

Gautam Rode Turns Santa Claus This Christmas

Actor Gautam Rode, who is currently seen in Kaal Bhairav Rahisya, is one of the few actors of our industry who is extremely active to...