शनिवार, 31 मार्च 2018

Family Time With Kapil Sharma Episode with Abhay Deol and Patralekha!

Sony Entertainment Television’s family game show Family Time With Kapil Sharma, has been creating a lot of buzz since last Sunday. Combining usual suspects like comedy and movie promotions with families battling for a bunch of attractive prizes, tonight’s episode will see beloved comedian and everyone’s favourite host, Kapil Sharma, with Bollywood biggies Abhay Deol and Patralekha.
Family Time with Kapil Sharma will air at 8:00pm tonight on Sony TV and viewers will see how Bumper (Kiku Sharda ) will take a quick test of Abhay and Patralekha by asking them silly questions which they won’t be able to answer. Kapil will be seen pulling Abhay’s leg by revealing some secret facts about Abhay Deol’s clothing. Patralekha will be seen putting her heels aside while playing a fun game with other contestants giving a tough time to Abhay and his team. Amidst all this the family will be competing with each other to win some exciting prizes. Tune into all the fun and comedy tonight


President Ram Nath Kovind will be the chief guest and deliver the key note address at the 34th Annual session of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO)   the women business wing of  the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on April 5, 2018 in New Delhi. Ms Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO of ICICI Bank will be  the Guest of Honor.
During the Annual session FLO will honour Ten Indian Women Achievers with FLO ICON AWARDS including Ms Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director & CEO , ICICI Bank for Banking & Finance, Dr Aarti Vij, Chief of AIIMS’ Organ Retrieval and Banking Organization (ORBO) for Health & Wellness, Ms Ekta Kapoor, Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms for Media Entrepreneurship, Ms Twinkle Khanna, Entrepreneurs, Author, Film Producer, for Conscientious Cinema.
Other award winners will include Ms Falguni Nayar, Founder & CEO, NYKAA, for Digital Entrepreneurship, Dr Tessy Thomas, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), for Science & Technology Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for Science & Technology, Ms Namita Gokhale, Author and Director of Jaipur Literature Festival, for Promoting Literature, Ms Bharati Chaturvedi, Founder of CHINTAN, Environmentalist and writer for Environmental Protection, Dr Seema Rao, Commando Trainer, certified Doctor and MBA in crisis management for Commando Training and Ms Kamal Kumbhar, Social entrepreneur & Founder of Ekta Producer Company Grassroots Mobilization.
“Every year, the Annual Session is held in the month of April, culminating in review of the activities undertaken by FLO, as also the milestones achieved during the year. It  brings into focus the progress made by FLO in the objectives of entrepreneurship development and professional excellence. The session is a perfect platform for sharing best practices and experiences across 15 locations pan India, in a unified effort to play a catalytic role towards women empowerment. It also marks the ushering in a new year and continuing the legacy that FLO has walked upon, in the past 34 years of its existence.” Said MS Vasvi Bharat Ram, President, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) “As women play increasingly important roles to take the country forward , FLO is best positioned to play a catalyst’s role in bringing about a positive impact. Towards this objective, the theme for the 34th Annual Session is WOMEN TRANSFORMING INDIA. “said Ms Bharat Ram .
The FLO Gender Parity Index Award will be presented to Mr Sunil Bijlani, Senior Vice President, Synchrony
Ms Pinky Reddy will take over as New President of FLO during the annual session.

Anupam Kher offers scholarships to shutterbugs

The best in Bollywood today have had to first turn to Anupam Kher’s acting school, ACTOR PREPARES for their initial training into the craft. Many aspirants who want to find their feet in the entertainment industry harbour the dream of first making it to the thespian’s acting school. Two among them, were the photographers who were clicking photos of Kher, as he was walking out of an airport. A close source says, “The photographers approached the seasoned actor and told him about their wish to enroll in an acting course at his school and the financial constraints they’re facing. Kher immediately spoke his team and offered them a scholarship for a weekend part time course.” Thirteen years since it was founded, ACTOR PREPARES has earned recognition as one of the finest in the country. Deepika Padukone, Varun Dhawan, Preity Zinta, Ali Zafar,  Esha Gupta, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Armaan Jain and Kiara Advani are some of the celebrated alumni of the school

Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation Host Power Packed Evening with Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean

          Top on agenda for the evening was to preserve cinema on celluloid 
 Corporate Honchos and the film fraternity came together to champion the cause   
Industry biggies such as Anurag Kashyap, Kamal Haasan, A.R. Rahman, Rajkumar                                     Hirani in attendance  
A one of a kind crowd gathered at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace yesterday to celebrate, encourage and save the art of film-making on celluloid. Acclaimed Director Christopher Nolan and award-winning visual artist Tacita Dean are in the city for the 4th edition of Reframing the Future of Film. Hosted by India’s youngest full-play media network Viacom18, in association with the Film Heritage Foundation, in attendance for the dinner were a motley of top business leaders, film-makers and media industry personalities such as Kamal Haasan, A.R. Rahman, Huma Qureshi, Anurag Kashyap, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Rajkumar Hirani, Santosh Sivan, Shyam Benegal, Ashish Bhasin, Vikram Sakhuja, and Prasoon Joshi amongst others in attendance. 
Speaking at this exclusive dinner party, host for the evening Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18, said: “Films in India have traditionally been shot on celluloid, an art that is fast being replaced by digital filming. Christopher Nolan is one of the world’s most eminent film-makers who still shoots on film and is a strong proponent of saving celluloid filming. As supporters of film preservation and restoration initiatives in the Indian subcontinent for 4 years now, we understand the importance of saving cinema in every medium, be it digital or analogue i.e. celluloid. Having Christopher and Tacita in the city is a great opportunity for raising awareness and I would urge corporations, media, partners and the entertainment industry of the country to support this cause.” 
Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean have been raising awareness amongst the international film fraternity towards the cause of saving celluloid. After three editions in London, Los Angeles and Mexico, this time they’re in India, the second largest film making nation in the world. Film Heritage Foundation, which works towards the saving and restoring the film heritage of India and neighbouring countries has partnered with Nolan and Dean to raise awareness in India about film being a working medium, with unique intrinsic qualities that artists and filmmakers need. 
Speaking about his visit to India Christopher Nolan said: “It’s been wonderful meeting so many of you. Here’s to learning more from you guys, to looking forward to events over the next couple of days, and learning more about the amazing film culture that exists in India.” 
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Founder Director, Film Heritage Foundation said, “Partnering with stalwarts of film-making such as Christopher Nolan and Tacita Dean bring about awareness and attention that is most lacking in the cause of film preservation and restoration. Most of our cinematic heritage is in celluloid and therefore, its preservation will help not only save films but also film-making on film.”  
‘Reframing the Future of Film’ – a conversation between renowned visual artist Tacita Dean, celebrated filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Interstellar) and award-winning filmmaker and archivist, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur will be held at NCPA theatre Mumbai on 1st April 2018.

गुरुवार, 22 मार्च 2018

SHOCKING: Rani Mukerji attacked via syndicated media platform

Patna-based Bollywood journalist Subhash K Jha, who Sonu Nigam had accused of unmentionable things, has used the reputed national syndicated platform of Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) to vent out his personal grudge against renowned actress Rani Mukerji who is married to Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films (YRF). 
In a letter against the marketing and PR team of YRF, the journalist goes on to revel in a moment where he claims to have seen Rani Mukerji dancing atop a dining table and rues that the YRF team does not let him carry out direct interactions with her anymore. 
Jha points out that he wants to witness more moments such as the one where Rani danced on the table. "I wait to see you dance on that gleaming table-top once again. But without your marketing team monitoring every move," he wrote in his letter to her. 
The journalist's letter which has been posted on his personal website, has been shared by the news and feature agency IANS in various media outlets. 
Meanwhile, in an unrelated message shared with her fans on Twitter and Instagram, Rani Mukerji remarked, "For a woman, the disparity with a man is huge and glaring in this industry. We are judged for our looks, our dancing skills, our height, our voice, our acting, how we carry ourselves every time we step out of the house - we have to be the best and yet we are thought to be extremely dispensable." 
After her 2014 hit Mardaani, the actress is set to make a comeback with Maneesh Sharma's Hichki. Turning 40 this week, Rani said, "On my birthday, I cannot skirt these massive 'hichkis' that my fellow actresses and I have faced/face and will face every day."  
The film has Rani playing the character of Naina Mathur, a lady who has Tourette Syndrome (a disorder which forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds) but is ready to overcome all obstacles to become a teacher. Produced by Yash Raj Films, the movie is set to release on March 23 this week.

Palak’s classical moves

Palak Jain who essays the role of Anushka Reddy on Sony Entertainment Television’s upcoming show ‘Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai’ is a girl of many talents. Palak is an accomplished model, a talented actor and also a classical dance enthusiast. Belonging to an elite and a rich family, Anushka has an ideology of simple living and high thinking. She also has a flair for art and culture and is inclined to learn a dance form.  While shooting for the show, Palak got the opportunity to indulge herself in professional Bharat Natyam training sessions. ‘Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai’ narrates a modern-day love story written and produced by master story teller Dilip Jha. It depicts that shade of love which is unspoken but palpable, unexpressed but perceptible of Siddhant Sinha (Namit Khanna) & Anushka Reddy (Palak Jain). Anushka Reddy is the daughter of one of the biggest ‘business tycoons’ of the country but is untouched by the opulence in which she has been brought up. She is sensitive yet competitive, has everything which one could desire but still cannot give up on her emotions that she has for Siddhant. 
When contacted Palak Jain confirmed “I am super excited as our show will be going on air in a couple of days. Yes, it’s true, I always wanted to learn Bharat Natyam but due to studies and other assignments I couldn’t find the time to do it. Thanks to ‘Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai’ my on-screen character of Anushka Reddy is an dance enthusiast and hence I had to learn few steps of the Carnatic dance form from a professional tutor. It was a liberating feeling, a long-cherished dream that has finally come true. I am hopeful of learning Bharat Natyam professionally as I get time from shoots.”

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals His Favorite Avengers: Infinity War Moment

The upcoming Avengers: Infinity War promises to deliver plenty of action and surprises just like shown in the trailer- with iron Man being at the center of it- but Iron Man aka Robert Downey Jr. is teasing the fans that his favorite scene in the movie doesn't even involve his own character. With around 80 characters making their way onto the screens for Infinity War, there are high hopes for what the Russo Brothers have in store for us. The mind- numbing trailer has shown that Iron Man is playing a substantial role in the story but the star’s favorite scene concerns someone else altogether. In a recent interview, Downey Jr. revealed his favorite infinity War moment: “My favorite shot in the movie has already been seen, and it’s when Thor, who’s just totally gnarled up, turns and goes, ‘Who the hell are you guys?’ and you cut to the Guardians [of the Galaxy]. I’m like sold. If the whole third movie was that scene, we’re fine.” 22 heroes, 6 infinity Gems, 1 Mad Titan. An unprecedented cinematic event that has been 10 years and 18 films in the making. Avengers Infinity War releases on 27th April 2018 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Diljit Dosanjh playing an intense soldier of World War I in an upcoming film ‘Sajjan Singh Rangroot’

The sensational singer & actor Diljit Dosanjh is all set to hit the big screen by Sajjan Singh Rangroot, an upcoming Indian Punjabi war movie directed by Pankaj Batra. And as per the information revealed by the lead himself Diljit Dosanjh, who was recently in Delhi at Hotel Lalit, Barakhamba Road for the movie promotions, the movie is based on true story about the experiences of Sikh Regiment at Western Front during World War I.Diljit will be portraying the character of a war hero Sajjan Singh, who is an officer in the British Army and served on the western front during the WW1 against Germany. While talking to media Diljit shared his experience and about the character in the movie. Further, he added, “While portraying this character I didn’t felt much difficulty, it’s a sober character which belongs to a village and I am also from a village. Yes, the tough scene for me and the entire team was when we shot for wars. It was a great experience and I really loved my getup of Sajjan.” He also added, “I wish this film becomes a big hit because it talks about our history.”The movie also stars Yograj Singh and Sunanda Sharma. Diljit will be seen opposite Sunanda, a renowned Punjabi singer who will mark the acting debut in this movie. Directed by Pankaj Batra and produced by Jay Sahni, Bobby Bajaj, and Vivid Arthouse, 'Sajjan Singh Rangroot' is all set to release on March 23, 2018. 

Actor turned Singer Divvya Chouksey promoted her women oriented first single 'Patiyaale Di Queen'

The diva Divvya Chouksey who was last seen in the movie Hai Apna Dil Toh Aawara has joined the 'actor turned singer club' by making her singing debut in the music video called Patiyaale di queen! As she promoted her peppy track out here in Delhi at PVR Plaza CP. The music video is released under the banner of Zee Music Company. While interacting with media in the event Divvya revealed few details & uniqueness of her track. This song also features Sahil Anand and is based on feminism. 
When asked Divvya about her first time experience she said, “This will be the first time I will sing professionally and I'm really excited about this new experience. It was a fun experience shooting the music video, but it has a purpose, a larger purpose in fact. It’s time a song came where a girl replies to all the misogynists and gives it off to them. I am a strong woman of today and I don't like misogynists. This is my answer to all those who feel and say that what a woman wears, invites rape! Yes, meri dress hai chothi phir bhi tere soch se hai badi....  The song is fun, it’s not preachy, girls are definitely going to relate to it and dance on it.  I loved shooting this song since I have written the lyrics, its fun to act on it too.  Hope people like what we have put together.” On Censor Board she further added, “I am very unhappy that Censor Board cut my song, I feel very bad, what wrong I am doing. My songs actually talk about women equality, did they had a problem with sex education or the complaint I made a complaint to the teacher about the guy, I really don’t understand.” 
Well, not many know that Divvya is a very good singer and has lovely singing skills. Not only will she be seen dancing and singing in the video, but the actress has also rapped for the same. The song is a perfect reply on behalf of all women, to the female objectifying lyrics usually used by globally known singers like Akon, Honey Singh, Baadshah!  
It will be a treat for Divvya's fans and music lovers when the diva takes on the mic that will melt the heart of her fans with her melodious voice.

Yami Gautam is the first Indian face of one of the world’s biggest brands

Actress Yami Gautam is a name to reckon with her association with multiple brand endorsements. She is the household face which has the massive following from the young generation especially the young female brigade. Yami has millions of followers on various social platforms that follow her religiously for latest news and updates as well as to check on her fashion statements. Yami after giving superlative performance last year with her films Kaabil and Sarkar 3 is all set to add one more feather to her cap.Owing to her great fashion sense and popularity amongst the generation next, one of the world’s largest brands, Amazon has roped in Yami as the face of their fashion brand, Amazon Fashion. Yami will be the first Bollywood actor to represent Amazon Fashion in India. The brand has just launched the campaign promoting their Summer Spring collection, to begin with. She has already shot for the campaign for which the actress was recently in Krabi, Thailand. When asked Yami about this, she said, “The spring summer collection that Amazon has was so hard to resist that I had to plunge at it. I am excited about the association and I am looking forward to exciting and affordable fashion goals for every woman in India.”

Khushali Kumar’s transformation for her upcoming project with Guru Randhawa shocked everyone

The beautiful fashionista turned lead actor, Khushali Kumar is better known for her soulful performances in hit music video’s like ‘Mainu Ishq Da’, ‘ Mere Papa’ ‘Ik Yaad Purani’ Etc.. And yet again she proved her dedication when she lost 5 to 6 kg’s in a week’s time for an upcoming music video with singer and composer Guru Randhawa, her preparations surprised the whole team. Khushali’s first look from the talked about shoot are out and she is looking gorgeously beautiful, the music video is due to release soon.
Well Guru himself is looking awestruck by his lead in the first images. And why not??
The talented Khushali achieved never before success in the field of fashion when she dressed international megastar Shakira, two times Grammy award winner singer Leann Rimes, Carman Electra, spice girl Melanie B and styled for Justin Bieber's music video ‘Wait for a minute’. Her work has recently been recognized and rewarded by an award affiliated with Govt. of India’s Child and woman welfare ministry.
But her creative aspirations have always been to be an actor which keeps getting her back to the silver screen, she has already teamed up with IFFA award winner singer and sister Tulsi Kumar and featured in hit singles. And now she is all set to make her Bollywood debut as few projects are already in pipeline.

Aditi Rao Hydari to attend the Teach For Change Annual Fundraiser in Hyderabad

Aditi Rao Hydari has been invited to her hometown, Hyderabad for an initiative called Teach For Change Annual Fundraiser, held at Falaknuma Palace, in the capacity of a Chief Guest. The gorgeous actress, who has always championed the cause of education, will lend her voice and strength to the initiative that aims to improve the overall standards of literacy at government schools in the city. Aditi’s royal roots in the city and the recent resounding success of Mani Ratnam’s  Kaatru Veliyidai have led to a huge rise in her popularity down south. In addition to that, her contribution to literacy and education, made the stunner a perfect choice for the cause that is currently active in over a hundred government schools in Hyderabad.The evening of the fundraiser will begin with Aditi walking into the grand 101 Dining Hall of the palace. Following which, the actress will address the guests and attendees and launch the Teach For Change Academic Year – 2018. Talking about the initiative Aditi says, “Public education solves every problem that plagues our country. Only a solid education system can break the vicious circle of illiteracy, unemployment and poverty. I am honoured to be associated with such a noble cause. I will do everything I can for this revolutionary initiative.”

Shamita Shetty gets injured working out in the gym

While working out in the gym recently, Shamita Shetty injured herself which resulted in immense pain around her shoulder. The talented actress who was appreciated for her performance in recent web series, Yo Ke Hua Bro, has been advised to take some rest for few days. Shamita, who is known to maintain disciplined and healthy lifestyle, informs, “I’ve pinched a nerve in my hand during workout. There’s shooting pain from my neck to my fingertips and the muscles are also swollen.”The talented actress has been asked to take rest for couple of days. Looks like the pretty actress has been following her doctors instructions for a while now as we didn’t see her at the recent digital awards ceremony where her web series won the best comedy series on digital platform. We can’t wait to click this beauty again in the city. Get well soon!

Pulkit Samrat gets spammed

Being one of the hottest poster boys of new-age cinema, one would imagine that Pulkit Samrat has a huge female fan following. But recent turn of events reveal that the talented actor has attention from the men too. Pulkit who rose to fame with Fukrey, Sanam Re and Fukrey Returns, is no stranger to stardom and its drawbacks. Lately, an obsessed fan badgered the actor with incessant messages on his social media handles. Soon enough, the same fan tried to contact his brother too. As if that was not bad enough, when all his attempts failed to get Pulkit to reply failed, he began sending nude pictures to him. Pulkit says, “Many people send me sweet messages, but this particular man overstepped the line. After he failed to get any response from me, he started spamming my brothers’ inbox with obscene pictures. I immediately blocked him and informed my team, who tried to connect with the cyber-crime cell.”

Dev-D to Manmarziyaan

After their first successful collaboration, Mukkabaaz with Eros International, the creative forces of producer Aanand L Rai and director Anurag Kashyap have come together again to take their association to the next level with Manmarziyaan, scheduled to release on 7th September 2018.
Set in Amritsar, Manmarziyaan is an intense love story coming from the maverick filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who revolutionized the romantic genre with Dev D (2009). In true Kashyap style, Manmarziyaan promises to blur the quintessential love genre showcasing a love story with complex emotions.
Featuring an interesting combination of talented actors including Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, Manmarziyaan goes with the theme ‘the heart wants what it wants’. 
Kanupriya, CEO, Colour Yellow Productions, says, “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Anurag Kashyap and his infectious energy once again for an intense love story featuring an exciting cast. Our audience has grown over the years and we, at Colour Yellow and Eros feel encouraged with every film to keep the momentum going, Manmarziyaan being big step towards that.”
Mandate: Presented by Eros International & Aanand L Rai and produced by Colour Yellow in association with Phantom Films, Manmarziyaan directed by Anurag Kashyap and written by Kanika Dhillon, featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal is scheduled to release on 7th September, 2018.

गुरुवार, 15 मार्च 2018

85-year old, Pushpa Joshi from Lucknow makes her debut with Ajay Devgn in 'Raid'

85-year old Lucknow woman, Pushpa Joshi prepares to take on a new challenge in life; making her feature film acting debut. She will be seen essaying the role of Saurabh Shukla's mother in the film 'Raid'. The ace actor Ajay Devgn, who was shooting with Pushpa Joshi went out of the way to make her comfortable on the set. Infact he was very particular about his shooting schedules with her. He would even make sure that her scenes were given utmost priority and she would not have to wait on the set for her scene. Not just him, the whole cast and crew was very accommodating towards her and indeed took great care of her! Talking about her casting, Director Raj Kumar Gupta says,” Pushpa Joshi was a darling on the set. Everyone wanted to be around her because she is charming,graceful and has a great sense of humour. She is 85- I was really flabbergasted by her professionalism. She remembered her lines, she was always smiling and was a bundle of energy. For me she is also a living example - if you want to do something from heart age is just a number. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I wish her good health and good luck."  
Truly, talent has no age and surely Pushpa Joshi will be appreciated by the industry fraternity and audiences.

Sony Max2 Highlights and Listings- 16th - 31st March, 2018


सोमवार, 12 मार्च 2018

Yami Gautam looks ravishing on the cover of Exhibit magazine

Beautiful and talented actress Yami Gautam has a special treat for her fans as she unveiled the most stunning and gorgeous magazine cover. Yami Gautam has graced the cover of Exhibit magazine for the entire month of March.
She released the cover on social media. She captioned it, “Happy women's day to all the women who can be just as gadget friendly. Thank you @exhibitmagazine for this unique cover concept! Styling - @aastha06 Make up - @shraddhanaik26  Hair - @AmitThakur26
Dressed to perfection in a choco-color designer two-piece outfit, which shows her perfectly sculpted legs, dolled up with bold gold eye makeup and stunning messy tresses paired with beautiful gold earrings. Yami Gautam is truly an inspiring and stunning diva on the cover. Yami looks like a goddess in the inside images of the magazine as well with gorgeous dressing and accentuating accessories.
On the work front, Yami will be soon starting the shoot of Batti Gul Meter Chalu with Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.

शनिवार, 10 मार्च 2018

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety surpass Padman

Kartik Aaryan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety settles comfortably at the second spot, beating Padman at the Week 2 Collections race. 
Kartik Aaryan, the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety star has charmed not just audiences with his good looks and talent but also the box office collections. His latest hit, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (SKTKS), directed by Luv Ranjan Sen has taken the Bollywood Box office by storm by holding its ground at the box office in Week 2 and has also managed to surpass the Akshay Kumar film PadMan in second week collections. 
SKTKS closed the second week with a cool 29.7 crores in their kitty while the R.Balki film showed a collection of 13.78 crores. Audiences everywhere are loving Kartik Aaryan in his chocolate boy avatar and can’t seem to get enough of the film. 
The film has already surpassed Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh starrer ‘Welcome to New York’ and Anushka Sharma’s ‘Pari’ since its release.  Won’t be long before it reaches the 100 crore mark.

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

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2022) — The Walt Disney Studios continued to fuel the fire ignited at yesterday’s showcase with a jam-packed pr...