गुरुवार, 30 जून 2016

Sony Max Highlights and Listings 1st- 15th July


बुधवार, 29 जून 2016

When reel meets real

Aishwarya Sakhuja who will be seen in the first story of SAB TVs Khidki recently had a very interesting encounter when she met the girl from whom her character Anju is inspired. Aishwarya spent some time with the girl chatting and was very glad about the chanced meeting. The stylish actress will be seen in a never seen before avatar where she will shed her glamorous image to play a simple girl next door.
Aishwarya who will return to fiction shows on the small screen after a gap of almost two years will be essaying the role of a simple girl whose passion is boxing. The story which is titled Anju Ki Shaadi also stars Rajeev Mehta and Lubna Salim who play the role of Anju's worried parents who want to get their eldest daughter married. To prepare for the role Aishwarya watched movies like Million Dollar Baby and Mary Kom and observed people on the set to get the Gujarati accent right.
Aishwarya Sakhuja who will be seen as Anju said. “I met the girl on whom the character Anju is based and she was very very happy with the way we had portrayed the character. She was happy that a story was being made on her. It was a great experience overall meeting her.”
Tune in to Khidki every Monday to Friday 9:30 pm only on SAB TV!

AR Murugadoss reveals the reason behind Sonakshi Sinha's scar in Akira

The poster of Akira has definitely created a lot of curiosity among moviegoers about the film. Whats interesting is that the scar that is visible on Sonakshi's forehead has an interesting back story to it.
Director A R Murugadoss  wanted to establish that she has gone through enough but isn't weak to stand up and fight it out. Talking about the same, he says, "In life every scar that occurs on our body has a story behind it.Similarly Akira has a past wound that has dried up & remains a scar now .The moment we see her face we should come to know that she has had a painful past. that's why I created the scar under her eyes."

Bhushan Kumar’s Befikra starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Out Now

T-Series has always created new musical trends and is determined to build singles into a big alternative stream of music in Bollywood. While Bhushan Kumar has created history in India with Dheere Dheere having crossed 144 million hits, he is creating different genres of music into singles that work independently as short stories by themselves.
The producer had his last dance single ‘GFBF’ became a huge hit with 50 million hits and Tiger’s last single with Atif Aslam ‘Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main’ crossed 35 million, he is now out with yet another dance single with Tiger Shroff  titled ‘Befikra’ which also starres Disha Patani.
The song is composed by Meet Bros with lyrics by Kumaar and is sung by Meet Bros and Aditi Singh Sharma.

Sonali Bendre Behl to be the face of the revival of Paithanis of Maharashtra state

Being a Maharashtrian and aamchi Marathi mulgi, Sonali feels proud and honoured to endorse the ancient traditional weave and she feels strongly for the dying art of handloom in Maharashtra and would like to spread awareness about weaver's work.
For those not aware, Paithani uses the ancient technique of tapestry where multiple threads of different colours along with gold and silver threads are weaved together to form a fascinating piece of silk. It's made from natural silk or cotton with precious gold and silver metal threads that gives Paithani the Midas touch.
Sonali says , "I do like wearing Paithani Sarees as I find them graceful. I have a collection from my mother n my mother in law. I would say my favorites are live chiffons as they are light can be dressed up or down with blouse, jewellery etc for day as well as night functions, can literally live in them. The reasons for me to be associated with it is that paithani reminds me of my mother, her mother, aunts.... In maharashtrian households ur wedding trousseau is not complete without a paithani.....Also it's weave motifs n Colors r so rich that it has been my fascination from d time I was a lil girl"

Amy Jackson lets her hair down in Ibiza

Amy Jackson who recently travelled to London on a professional commitment , got some much needed R&R as she took the oppurtunity to holiday with her brit-model besties , Alice Amelia and Hanne Matthijs. 
The former model turned actress then took off to Formentera - Playa de Es Pujols, an island off the Spanish coast, where she spent the weekend in Ibiza. 
Apart from spending their afternoons on a cruise, the lovely ladies also spent their time binge-watching romcoms but sticking to their diets as they only induldged in salads and smoothies.
Says Amy, "I love Spain. It has a calming effect on me. Besides, I needed a break from my hectic work schedule. I will be back in Mumbai in the first week of July". 
Amy and her friends even spent their last night dancing away at the Blue Marlin, a popular beach club. "These girls are my childhood buddies. One needs to be in the best company to have fun and I am lucky I have them," she adds.

Huma Qureshi turns to NK Sharma for advice

Huma Qureshi who has always received rave reviews for her consistently great performances owes it all to her guru , theatre genius NK Sharma .
The actress who trained under Sharma in Delhi ,like many other actors ,considers the theatre enthusiast something of a lucky mascot and always goes to him for advice on her professional career.
Huma who has recently been offered 2 scripts has been taking feedback on her role from her guru , before she signs the dotted line.
Says a source, , "Huma always credits NK Sharma for everything she knows about the acting craft .He has been a constant support and Huma always turns to him for advice on her acting career. She recently got offered 2 scripts and the actress is consulting Sharma on it".​

Life Sahi Hai’s third episode is on “The Valentine’s Day”

YouTube channel reaches milestone of 100,000 subscribers in 36 days
Second episode “The Boss” crosses a million views on YouTube
Cumulative views on channel are inching towards 3 million
Life Sahi Hai is amongst the youngest YouTube channel to have crossed multiple milestones within a short span of time.
And the makers are back with the third episode- “The Valentine’s Day” 
Our guys have their own day plan for Valentine’s Day- Amit wants to spend the day with his girl friend Shruti. Sahil and Siddharth have never dated a girl, so this leaves them with no option, but to go to office. And Jasjit needs to figure out which dates to spend his day with!
In this scenario what kind of a guy is most likely to know the value of having a date for Valentine’s Day?
(A) A Guy In A Relationship (B) A Guy With No Date (C) A Guy With Multiple Dates


“Hypnotic… His Most Thought-Provoking Work Yet…ambiguity goes to the core of what he’s trying to say about the mythos of contemporary celebrity…West has pushed the format of the music video before… But this is his most naked attempt to raise the music video to the level of an art piece.. he raises expectations only to confound them.” – Vanity Fair
“Unsettling and Brilliant…possibly his most genius but terrifying work he's ever given us.” - Paper
“Damn genius…"Famous" is a spectacularly bizarre and enthralling experience…everything about the video for "Famous" feels obsessively deliberate.” – The Verge
“Powerful…Kanye’s long been interested in art, and “Famous” is yet another example of him melding the musical with the visual. But as familiar as that combination is for Yeezus, the results still have the power to surprise…one thing is clear: In 2016, he has recaptured the throne and is again the king of rap. More than a decade after The College Dropout, no one else can make listeners cheer, squirm, or stare in amazement the way ‘Ye can. The visual for “Famous” gave us exactly what we expect from Kanye: the unexpected…It’s thought-provoking, problematic, and most importantly, it created a larger-than-life moment that asked viewers a variety of uncomfortable questions about celebrity at large, and Kanye’s relationship to it. It’s everything we demand of Kanye, and this far into his career, he still delivers better than any of his peers.” - Complex
“The bodies—tangled in sheets, peacefully at rest—are being filmed by an intrusive, voyeuristic third party. It's uncomfortable, shot with a scratchy, dated, night vision camera. It's fascinating: Are any of them playing themselves? Who in this bed is real? It's aggravating. But more importantly, it shows our obsession with celebrity culture. Even at their most vulnerable, even when we hate them or love them, we can't bring ourselves to look away.” - Esquire
June 28, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – On Friday night in Los Angeles, Kanye West again asserted himself as one of the most daring, thought-provoking, and dominant artists working today. Turning the sold-out LA Forum into a theater – and livestreaming to a worldwide audience of millions via TIDAL – Kanye upended the idea of what music video can be with the visual for “Famous,” the lead track from his #1 album The Life Of Pablo. A “comment on fame,” the visual has been hailed by fans and press alike as “powerful,” “fascinating,” “brilliant,” ‘unsettling,” and “damn genius.”
The “Famous” visual is currently streaming exclusively on TIDAL .
As a trained multi-disciplinary artist, Kanye West works fluently in mediums ranging from music, to design, video, graphic design, performance and more. His list of collaborators includes contemporary artists Takashi Murakami, Steve McQueen, George Condo, Vanessa Beecroft, Marco Brambilla, Jackie Nickerson, and Michel Gondry, among others. West’s language encompasses fantasy, sex, beauty, celebrity, faith, darkness, power and above all, truth. Last year, West received a doctorate from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in recognition of his many accomplishments in the fine arts, and was introduced by artist and SAIC professor Nick Cave.
In a commentary from Art Basel Miami in 2014, New York Magazine asked “Could Kanye West Be the World’s Most Committed Artist?,” stating “Commitment is a big part of what we admire in fine art. When Jerry Saltz recently shared his memory of seeing a performance artist in 1990…we felt punchline giddy when he revealed this was Matthew Barney. An artist’s commitment over the decades illuminates a narrative that makes us feel secure watching individuals push their boundaries…Kanye West has this quality; he is an artist who commits, even when it isn’t prudent, comfortable, realistic, or flattering.”

बुधिया सिंह बोर्न टू रन के प्रमोशन के लिए बिग बॉस हाउस पहुंचे मनोज बाजपेयी

मनोज बाजपेयी की आगामी फिल्म "बुधिया सिंह बोर्न टू रन" के ट्रेलर को लोगो द्वारा काफी पसंद क्या जा रहा है, सौमेंद्र पाधी द्वारा निर्देशित इस फिल्म में मनोज बाजपेयी कोच बिरंचि दास की भूमिका में नज़र आएंगे, और मास्टर मयूर , बुधिया सिंह के किरदार  में दिखाई देंगे।
हालही में मनोज अपने फिल्म के प्रमोशन के सिलसिले में बांग्ला बिग बॉस के घर पहुंचे  , और ऐसा पहली बार हुआ है की  मनोज बाजपेयी किसी रियलिटी शो में अपनी फिल्म का प्रमोशन करने पहुंचे। 
मनोज बाजपेयी का कहना है की " मेरे लिए बहुत ही बेतरीन अनुभव रहा है  बिगबॉस हॉउस मेरे लिए इतना एंटरटेनिंग होगा मुझे  तो  इसकी उम्मीद ही नहीं थी बुधिया सिंह बोर्न टू रन यह फिल्म मेरे लिए बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण है और मैं चाहता हु की हर इंसान को इस फिल्म के बारे में पता चले."
वायकॉम 18 मोशन पिक्चर्स और कोड रेड फिल्म प्रोडक्शंस द्वारा 
 पाधी द्वारा निर्देशित फिल्म 
बुधिया सिंग - बोर्न टू रन
5 अगस्त, 2016 को सिनेमाघरों 
​प्रदर्शित होगी। 

Who will play Bal Thackeray in his biopic 'SAHEB'

Since the announcement of Smita Thackeray's son Rahul Thackeray's film "SAHEB ; a biopic on the Marathi Tiger Balasaheb Thackeray, there has been a high amount of speculation and curiosity on who will portray the role of the strong and charismatic protagonist – Balasaheb Thackeray. 
Keeping in mind the powerful personality of Balasaheb Thackeray, a leading entertainment website conducted a poll amongst top four Bollywood actors which they thought would be perfect for the character. The options consisted of Amitabh Bachchan,Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Manoj Bajpayee where the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan grabbed the highest votes.
Audiences and fans have gone ahead in voting for their favorite superstars whom they want to see on the big screen in the role of the Supremo. Balasaheb Thackeray was one of the most loved leaders of our country and was known to be extremely stylish, creative, witty and authoritative with a tremendous aura surrounding him hence the curiosity to among fans is tremendous.
The biopic which is a tribute by the mother- son duo is currently in its pre-production phase and will be going on floors by October 2016.Under the banner of Smita Thackeray’s production house titled ‘Rahul Productions’, the film will be produced by Smita Thackeray, who has full faith in her son and his dream to make a remarkable biopic on his grandfather.
Well with such high speculations it will be exciting to know who will play the role of the roaring tiger on the big screen.

मंगलवार, 28 जून 2016

कॉमेडी के बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट थे बड स्पेंसर

अपने प्रशंसकों के बीच बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट के उपनाम से मशहूर इतालवी एक्टर बड स्पेंसर का ८६ साल की उम्र में निधन हो गया । कार्लो पेड़ेर्सोली का जन्म इटली के शहर नैप्लस में ३१ अक्टूबर १९२९ को हुआ था । वह पेशेवर तैराक थे । वह पहले इटालियन थे, जिसने १०० मीटर फ्रीस्टाइल तैराकी में एक मिनट से भी कम का समय निकाला । उन्होंने १९५२ की ग्रीष्मकालीन ओलंपिक्स में भी हिस्सा लिया । उन्होंने अपने फिल्म करियर की शुरुआत इतालियन कॉमेडी फिल्मों से की थी । हन्निबल (१९५९) के सेट पर वह टेरेंस हिल से मिले । इस फिल्म के बाद बड स्पेसर और टेरेंस हिल की जोड़ी की कॉमेडी एक्शन फिल्मों ने दुनिया भर में धूम मचा दी । इस जोड़ी ने कोई २० फ़िल्में एक साथ की । इनमे एस हाई, दे कॉल मी ट्रिनिटी, ट्रिनिटी इज स्टिल माय नेम, आल द वे, बॉयज, टू मिशनरीज, वाच आउट, वी आर मैड, आई एम् फॉर द हिप्पोपोटामस, डबल ट्रबल, मिआमि सुपरकॉप्स, आदि उल्लेखनीय हैं । इन फिल्मों के अलावा बड स्पेंसर की द फाइव मैन आर्मी, द फिफ्थ डे ऑफ़ पीस, इट कैन बी डन अमीगो, फ्लैटफूट, दे कॉल हिम बुलडोज़र, द शेरिफ एंड द सॅटॅलाइट किड, बनाना जो, बॉम्बर और सुपरफैंटाजिनियो जैसी फ़िल्में भी उल्लेखनीय हैं । बड स्पेंसर ने अपनी कुछ फिल्मों की स्क्रिप्ट पूरी या आधी अधूरी लिखी भी थी । १९८६ में रिलीज़ सुपरफैंटाजिनियो फिल्म में उन्होंने जिन्न की भूमिका की थी । इस फिल्म के बाद बड स्पेंसर टीवी सीरीज में व्यस्त हो गए । २००५ में उन्होंने इटली की राजनीती में पैर जमाने की असफल कोशिश भी की । अपनी कॉमेडी एक्शन फिल्मों से दर्शकों को हंसा हंसा कर लोटपोट करने वाले बड स्पेंसर को बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट का उपनाम सबसे उपयुक्त था । उल्लेखनीय है कि स्टीवन स्पीलबर्ग की फिल्म द बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट १ जुलाई से पूरे विश्व में रिलीज़ हो रही है ।



Children are extremely receptive. At Baccha Party- Indoor Soft Play School- fun-filled programme makes the most of this by encouraging the children to understand and develop basic language skills while also developing social skills, gross and fine motor skills and creativity at the same time, through songs, music and imaginative play. At Baccha Party, Ronita Mukherjee Bhatia & Amit Amlani strongly believes that each child is a unique person and imbibes social, physical and intellectual behaviour over a period of time.
Owners Baccha Party- Indoor Soft Play School Ronita Mukherjee Bhatia & Amit Amlani said “We at Baccha Party- Indoor Soft Play School aim to give students more than what we promise them. We act in the best interests of students at all times.We charge very reasonable fees without compromising on the quality of inputs that we give”

‘नो स्मोकिंग’ ऐड में नजर आएंगे विवेक

लोगों को धूम्रपान करने से रोकने की कोशिश के तहत अभिनेता विवेक ओबेरॉय ‘नो स्मोकिंग’ पर आधारित एक विज्ञापन में नजर आएंगे। विवेक ‘नो स्मोकिंग’ विज्ञापन में अभिनय करने के साथ-साथ इसका निर्माण भी कर रहे हैं। इस विज्ञापन को सोशल मीडिया के विभिन्न प्लेटफॉर्म पर जारी किया जाएगा। वह विज्ञापन को विभिन्न सिनेमाघरों में भी चलाने की उम्मीद कर रहे हैं। विवेक ने एक बयान में कहा, ‘तंबाकू और धूम्रपान से होने वाले नुकसान की भरपाई नहीं की जा सकती। मैं कई सालों से कैंसर पेशेंट्स एड एसोसिएशन (सीपीएए) के साथ काम कर रहा हूं। मैं इस विज्ञापन के साथ तंबाकू के खिलाफ अभियान को आगे बढ़ा रहा हूं।’

बेटे अयान के लिए इमरान हाश्मी का स्पेशल सरप्राइज

अभिनेता इमरान हाश्मी पिछले कई दिनों से अपनी फिल्मों में व्यस्त होने के कारण अपनी फैमिली को समय ही नहीं दे पा रहे थे और अब वे अपने बीजी शेडूल में से टाइम निकालकर अपनी बीवी और बेटे अयान के  साथ छुट्टिया मना  रहे हैं. इमरान ने इस मौके पर अपने बेटे अयान के लिए एक स्पेशल सरप्राइज प्लेन किया है, उन्होंने यह डिसाइड किया है की वे अपने बेटे को अमेरिका के  वाल्ट डीज़नी वर्ल्ड की सैर कराएँगे क्यूंकि ये सारे  डीज़नी केरेक्टर अयान के दिल के  बहुत ही करीब हैं. 

इंटरनेशनल फिल्म स्टार ट्रेक को अपनी आवाज देंगे शरद केलकर

​शरद केलकर जो अपने शक्तिशाली स्क्रीन उपस्थिति और आवाज़ के लिए जाने जाते  है, अब वे एक ओर टेलेंट दखाने को तैयार है। 
​शरद केलकर इंडियन सिनेमा में एक्टिंग तो करते ही है पर वे साथ साथ हॉलीवुड फिल्मों को अपनी आवाज में डब भी करते है। आगामी हॉलीवुड फिल्म स्टार ट्रेक को शरद केलकर अपनी आवाज में डब करेंगे , शरद ने इससे पहले ​लोकप्रिय चरित्र डॉ लियोनार्ड "बोन्स" मैककॉय के लिए डब किया इतना ही नहीं शरद ने फिल्म बाहुबली , एक्स मेंन अपोकलयपसे, गार्डियन ऑफ़ गैलेक्सी , द्वान ऑफ़ द प्लानेट ऑफ़ द ऐप्स ,फ़ास्ट एंड फ्यूरियस , स्मर्फ १ और २, वाइट हाउस डाउन, एक्सोडस - गॉड्स एंड किंग्स इन सारी फिल्मों को डब कर चुके है। 
शरद केलकर को मराठी फिल्म "लय भारी" में उनके विलन किरादर को बेहद सरहाया गया था साथ ही फिल्म राम लीला और हीरो के रीमेक में उनके किरादर को वाहवाही मिली है। 

“It was a challenge to shoot in the desserts of Jaisalmer” – Kinshuk Vaidya

Shooting in desserts of Rajasthan during summer season is definitely a task for actors. Similar was the case with the talented Kinshuk Vaidya who had to face a tough time shooting in the scorching heat of Jaisalmer. Based on the background of Rajasthan, Kavita Barjathiya’s upcoming show on Sony Entertainment Television shot a few episodes of their show Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka in Jaisalmer.
It was a challenge to shoot in the desserts of Jaisalmer says Kinshuk Vaidya, “Jaisalmer is a beautiful city and since our show background is based on Rajasthani family we shot a few episodes of the show there. The set of the show was made very attractive and the shoot was really grand and amazing. But well not only for me, but for the entire cast it was a challenging task to shoot in the desserts in this scorching heat of summer season.”
Furthermore he elaborates saying, “When people couldn’t even think of stepping out their house, we shot outdoors. The heat was terrible and the temperature was more than 50 degree. Though we used to start shooting early in the morning, we would start feeling the heat by 10:30am. I used to apply layers of sunscreen to avoid tan. But having said that, the enthusiasm and the passion to play this role just took over all the stress.”
Truly, enthusiasm and passion surely kills stress!

Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu join Shilpa Shetty in Super Dancer

Recently the news of Shilpa Shetty judging a kids dance reality show Super Dancer on Sony Entertainment Television is doing the rounds. Now we hear that ace Bollywood choreographer Geeta Kapur along with the multi-talented producer and director Anurag Basu will be joining Shilpa Shetty in judging the show.
A source close to the production house informs us, “Yes, along with Shilpa Shetty we will see Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu as judges on Super Dancer. This will be the biggest dance reality show for children from the age group of 4-13 years. Hence we wanted to ensure that we have a perfect panel of judges along with Shilpa Shetty.
Known for her exceptional choreography skills, Geeta Kapur will be the impeccable judge. It will be a treat for the viewers to watch Anurag Basu judging a dance reality show for the very first time on TV. All three judges will begin a nationwide hunt for the future of dance as auditions start from 10th July across India.”
Well with such a skilled judges being finalised, it will be a delight to watch Sony Entertainmen Television’s Super Dancer.

Y-FILMS’ INVITES YOU FOR A SEX CHAT WITH PAPPU & PAPA India & Possibly World’s 1st Sex-Ed Fiction Series

9 months, 50 million views, 3 web series, 6 short films, the world’s 1st Transgender Band, 1 webby & a Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion later, Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films continues to push the envelope putting out path-breaking content. Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa is the most unique show of it’s kind in India – and probably the world. A 5-part fiction series premiering on the Y-Films YouTube channel, it tells a story that will deliver information across different themes related to sex/ sexuality. From masturbation & periods to condoms, pregnancy and homosexuality. In a clean, honest style – with a lot of humor. And certainly a lot of heart.
Starring Anand Tiwari, Kabir Sajid, TV’s favorite Sanjeeda Shaikh, Dum Lagaa Ke Haisha’s Alka Amin and veteran Sachin Pilgaonkar, the series marks the directorial debut of Ashish Patil, Head of Y-Films and has been written by Gopal Datt & Devang Kakkad with story supervision by Amritpal Bindra & Anand Tiwari. It tells the story of the Watsa family. Featuring a curious 7-year-old boy, Pappu – who shoots the most outrageous questions to his Papa, Anand. Who attempts to answer them to the best of his ability – initially with a lot of awkwardness and eventually with a lot of fun, simple anecdotes. All this while his own father – the very traditional, conservative and possibly 'khadoos' Pitaji – keeps questioning his actions. While his wife, the much pregnant, Shireen and mother, Mataji get torn between this mad conflict and help Pappu & Papa find peace, balance and, of course, add a lot of their own masti to it.
Adds producer-director, Ashish Patil, “The 2nd most populated country in the world, in spite of being the home of texts and temples such as the Kamasutra & Khajuraho… sex is still a very taboo topic in India. Most parents clam up when having to talk to kids about the 'birds & the bees'. Sex education is not even provided in most schools. And when done - not appropriately curated or delivered. Misinformation or lack of information cause further confusion and problems. Which is why you have 40-year old men writing in to sex columns asking if they’ll go blind if they masturbate! Research clearly shows that sex talk with parents is directly linked to safer sexual behavior. This is our attempt to bring this important conversation out of the closet. So come on, let’s talk about sex, baby!”
The series has been heavily researched and ratified by some of the foremost medical experts, top hormonal, gynecological doctors of the country. We hope it creates some genuine social impact, not just locally but globally.
Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa launches July 2016 on www.youtube.com/yfilms
·         Papa, Anand Watsa – Anand Tiwari
·         Pappu, Punit Watsa – Kabir Sajid
·         Daddu, Vishwanath Watsa – Sachin Pilgaonkar
·         Mamma, Shireen Shaikh Watsa – Sanjeeda Shaikh
·         Dadi, Usha Watsa – Alka Amin
Also Featuring
·         Abish Matthew
·         Ali Fazal
·         Faisal Khan
·         Gaurav Pandey
·         Saba Azad
·         Sharib Hashmi
·         Shreya Dhanwanthary
·         Urvashi Rautela
Special Thanks
·         Dr. Piya Ballani Thakkar
·         Producer/ Director – Ashish Patil [Head of Y-Films]
·         Writers – Devang Kakkad, Gopal Datt
·         Associate Producer – Nikhil Taneja [Y-Films]
·         Cinematographer – Adil Afsar [Bank-Chor, Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Kapoor & Sons music videos, Luv ka the End, advertising]
·         Associate Director – Shraddha Pasi [Mardaani, Shaandar, Shuddh Desi Romance, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Mahi Way, Khotey Sikkey]
·         Production Designer – Pronita Pal [Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Joker, Aatma]
·         Editor – Antara Lahiri [Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Delhi 6, Bewakoofiyaan, Man's World, Love Shots music videos, Gattu, Ghajini]
·         Music – Superbia [Shaan, Gourov Dasgupta, Roshin Balu]
·         Sound – Hitesh Chaurasia [Delhi 6, Bang Baaja Baaraat, Teen Patti]
·         Styling – Bidisha Kohli [MTV promos, advertising]
·         Casting Director – Shanoo Sharma [YRF]
·         Story Supervisors & Executive Producers – Amritpal Singh Bindra, Anand Tiwari
·         Chief AD – Mohit Chhabra
·         Line Producer – Sikandar Rana
·         Making of & promos – Mohit Kilam [Taxi Films] 

·         Y-Films Gang – Adhiraj Singh, Raunaq Bajaj, Sakshi Gurnani


Sid and Scrat, the fun duo from ICE AGE:COLLISION COURSE dropped by to surprise Arjun Kapoor on the sets of Half Girlfriend in Delhi to wish him on his birthday. And having these two adorably crazy characters surprising him instantly pepped and changed his mood.. There wasn’t much of celebration but Arjun took Sid and Scrat around the sets where they got their dose of bollywood! It was a lovely surprise for the cast and the crew and having the two adorable characters made the atmosphere on the sets a lot more fun!
Arjun Kapoor has been recently roped in to lend his voice for BUCK, one of the leading characters of Ice Age: Collision Course. The film is releasing in India on 22nd July.
Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age world.  To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, as they travel to exotic new lands and encounter a host of colorful new characters.

Buck is still the swashbuckling, slightly off-kilter protector of the Lost World we met in ICE AGE DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS.   When this weasel discovers a sign that the end of the world is near, he comes up from the Dino land below to warn his friends, setting off with them on a mission to save the world.

कॉमेडी के बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट थे बड स्पेंसर

अपने प्रशंसकों के बीच बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट के उपनाम से मशहूर इतालवी एक्टर बड स्पेंसर का ८६ साल की उम्र में निधन हो गया । कार्लो पेड़ेर्सोली का जन्म इटली के शहर नैप्लस में ३१ अक्टूबर १९२९ को हुआ था । वह पेशेवर तैराक थे । वह पहले इटालियन थे, जिसने १०० मीटर फ्रीस्टाइल तैराकी में एक मिनट से भी कम का समय निकाला । उन्होंने १९५२ की ग्रीष्मकालीन ओलंपिक्स में भी हिस्सा लिया । उन्होंने अपने फिल्म करियर की शुरुआत इतालियन कॉमेडी फिल्मों से की थी । हन्निबल (१९५९) के सेट पर वह टेरेंस हिल से मिले । इस फिल्म के बाद बड स्पेसर और टेरेंस हिल की जोड़ी की कॉमेडी एक्शन फिल्मों ने दुनिया भर में धूम मचा दी । इस जोड़ी ने कोई २० फ़िल्में एक साथ की । इनमे एस हाई, दे कॉल मी ट्रिनिटी, ट्रिनिटी इज स्टिल माय नेम, आल द वे, बॉयज, टू मिशनरीज, वाच आउट, वी आर मैड, आई एम् फॉर द हिप्पोपोटामस, डबल ट्रबल, मिआमि सुपरकॉप्स, आदि उल्लेखनीय हैं । इन फिल्मों के अलावा बड स्पेंसर की द फाइव मैन आर्मी, द फिफ्थ डे ऑफ़ पीस, इट कैन बी डन अमीगो, फ्लैटफूट, दे कॉल हिम बुलडोज़र, द शेरिफ एंड द सॅटॅलाइट किड, बनाना जो, बॉम्बर और सुपरफैंटाजिनियो जैसी फ़िल्में भी उल्लेखनीय हैं । बड स्पेंसर ने अपनी कुछ फिल्मों की स्क्रिप्ट पूरी या आधी अधूरी लिखी भी थी । १९८६ में रिलीज़ सुपरफैंटाजिनियो फिल्म में उन्होंने जिन्न की भूमिका की थी । इस फिल्म के बाद बड स्पेंसर टीवी सीरीज में व्यस्त हो गए । २००५ में उन्होंने इटली की राजनीती में पैर जमाने की असफल कोशिश भी की । अपनी कॉमेडी एक्शन फिल्मों से दर्शकों को हंसा हंसा कर लोटपोट करने वाले बड स्पेंसर को बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट का उपनाम सबसे उपयुक्त था । उल्लेखनीय है कि स्टीवन स्पीलबर्ग की फिल्म द बिग फ्रेंडली जायंट १ जुलाई से पूरे विश्व में रिलीज़ हो रही है । 

Prateik Babbar auditions for a French TV show

Prateik Babbar, who has been gearing up for his second innings in Bollywood, wants to tap the right projects coming his way.
If sources are to be believed, the talented actor has recently auditioned for a popular French TV show that has been on air for almost a decade.
A source close to the actor suggest, “The makers of the show were looking for an Indian character for a couple of episodes and they felt Prateik fits the bill. Accordingly, they approached him. The actor auditioned for the role two weeks back.”

Manoj Bajpayee learns Judo

Manoj Bajpayee, who will be seen playing Judo coach Biranchi Das in his forthcoming biopic, Budhia Singh: Born To Run, had to learn the self-defense art for his role.
The National award winning actor learnt Judo for a particular scene to make it look real and considering the method actor that Manoj is, he also practiced the martial art form with Judo experts on the set.
A source informs, “Though Manoj has performed action in several films, this is for the first time he will be seen executing authentic Judo fight scenes in Budhia Singh: Born To Run. Since he wanted the fight scenes to look real, he was ready to learn Judo for couple of days under the supervision of Judo experts.”
“Judo is an intensely physical sport requiring participants to have excellent upper and lower body strength and power. Manoj followed a particular diet for couple of days which included food with high carbohydrate and protein intake,” the source adds.
“I follow my own diet (for a few days, he was on a high-carb and protein). I keep experimenting, but I am not into building a bulky, muscular body. I am always ready to shape myself into any kind of role physically. Mentally, it’s a different thing. I chalk out a process and just follow it,” Manoj informs.
“I love running, so that was not a problem, but since Biranchi used to teach Judo, I had to undergo basic training in the martial art because there are a couple of shots where he is teaching. So, I trained for 15-20 days,” the actor adds.
The versatile actor kept his interaction with Mayur to the minimum on the sets. “Since I play a coach who was strict by nature, I had to maintain a distance and not become too friendly with him,” he reasons.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Code Red Film Productions and directed by Soumendra Padhi, the film will run in cinemas on August 5, 2016.

Poster Of Anna Hazare’s Biopic Unveiled (in pics)

Poster Of Anna Hazare’s Biopic Unveiled

Social activist Anna Hazare has definitely contributed a lot for the development of rural India and corruption. And now director Shashank Udapurkar is all set to translate his achievements on to the big screen.
The first poster of the film was revealed today in the presence of Anna Hazare, director Shashank Udapurkar, Tanish Mukerji and the rest of the cast.
The movie has been shot in Ralegan Siddhi, Mumbai, Delhi, Kashmir, Ladakh and Rajasthan and is almost complete.
About the film:
The true story of the man of truth KISAN BABURAO HAZARE including all true events. This biopic includes the events and character that influenced Kisan, a struggling village boy with his own thoughts and questions of the purpose of life. Kisan finds the answers and purpose of his life through several events and influential characters in his life. Kisan started  his Journey  from service to Indian Army as Driver and then finds his only selfless and inclusive purpose of working for People of village by insipiring them to stand for ourselves using the weapon of Anashan and Shramdan. And Thus we get to know the Real Anna, fighting for the people of country against corruption at  Ramlila Maidan, Delhi. The whole story, from Kisan to Anna is told to us through each Ideals and Psyche of Anna presenting at what so called the second battle of Independence. This story of struggle, truth , battle inspires us to create more Anna in todays times. This is the honest attempt to create the Inspiration through this film with the big heart.

सोमवार, 27 जून 2016


Ajay Kapoor of T-Series along with his wife Ekta Ajay Kapoor made a stylish presence at the green carpet of IIFA Rocks 2016. The couple definitely kept the style quotient high and dressed to impress. The couple was surely one of the most well dressed couple on the green carpet of IIFA Rocks 2016.
Ajay Kapoor of T-Series says "Being a part of such a prestigious award show is an honor. The night was a high dose of energy and melody"

Announcement from D23 for Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios and 20th Century Studios' theatrical titles

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