Monday, February 22, 2021

ROY KAPUR FILMS' NEXT FILM WOH LADKI HAI KAHAAN? TO STAR TAAPSEE PANNU AND PRATIK GANDHI



Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films has announced its next film, starring Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi, titled Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan?

Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan? is an investigative comedy set in middle India, in which Taapsee Pannu is all set to play a feisty cop. The male lead is essayed by Pratik Gandhi (of Scam 1992 fame), who plays a chauvinistic brat who finds himself compelled to take a riotous, madcap ride with Taapsee's character, whose attitude to life is the diametrical opposite of his. The film will be written and directed by Arshad Syed, who will also be making his directorial debut with the film.

When the two leads are forced to make this unlikely journey together, their divergent personalities hilariously clash, leading to volatile and unpredictable interactions that promise a battle of wits and an entertaining viewing experience.

Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur says, “When Arshad narrated his charming and delightful screenplay to us, we instantly knew we just had to produce the film. We are especially excited to be working with Taapsee, who brings so much energy and exuberance to the screen, and Pratik, who blew us all away with his incredible performance in Scam! We are also very happy that Arshad, who is already known as a superb writer, will make his directorial debut with this film.”

Writer and director Arshad Syed shares, “I’m truly ecstatic about the opportunity of making my directorial debut on this project with Roy Kapur Films. I thank Sid for his faith in my vision for the film and am grateful to have fantastic actors like Taapsee and Pratik bringing the story to life.”

Taapsee Pannu shares that she is excited to collaborate with RKF and Pratik, “I loved the strong and thoroughly unique and entertaining character that Arshad had written for me – it is very exciting to partner with a producer as prolific as Sid, as well as Pratik, whose performance in Scam left a lasting impression on me!”

Pratik Gandhi says, “I feel truly privileged to be a part of this project and to be working with the stellar team of Taapsee, Arshad and Sid! I was looking to dive into something totally different after Scam and this role ticked all the boxes. I am sure it will be a fun ride ahead and I can't wait to start!”

Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan? is set to go on the floors at the end of the year and is currently is in the process of locking the rest of the cast.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Ranveer Singh gives a shout-out to the third edition of Critics' Choice Awards

 


Ranveer Singh conveyed his excitement for the third edition of Critics' Choice Awards that is announced to unfold on the 14th of February. Last year, the star was awarded the Critics' Choice Film Award for Best Actor Hindi for his outstanding performance in Gully Boy. This year he sends his love to all the recently announced nominees and relays his congrats to the winners in advance.

 

In his video shout-out Ranveer says, “Last year, I won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor for my role in Gully Boy. This year I am back to kick off the show. It is the third edition of the Critics' Choice Awards and this year we have series , short films and features being rewarded on the same platform. These gems from 2020 have been selected by India's top critics. Congrats to all the nominees and congrats in advance to all the winners and I hope you enjoy the show.”

 

Following two successful editions, Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group in collaboration with Vistas Media Capital are all set to present the upcoming third edition. It will be a celebration of shorts, series and films across all Indian languages on the same stage.

 

The award ceremony will be honouring talent, celebrating artists and recognising technicians from across three story telling formats and will reward their efforts in creating content that left lasting impact in the entertainment space.

Friday, February 5, 2021

LSD - Love. Scandal & Doctors is streaming on ALTBalaji and ZEE5


What happens when in a respected hospital 5 Medical interns get involved in murder? Watch Love, Scandal and Doctors on ALTBalaji & ZEE5 to find out

LSD - Love. Scandal & Doctors has been generating a lot of excitement right from the day it was announced. It was only to be expected, with the epic cast and the murder-mystery genre. Curiosity has increased by the minute with the pre teaser, teaser, and trailer, and it can finally satiate with the launch on the ALTBalaji and ZEE5 platforms.

has been generating a lot of excitement right from the day it was announced. It was only to be expected, with the epic cast and the murder-mystery genre. Curiosity has increased by the minute with the pre teaser, teaser, and trailer, and it can finally satiate with the launch on the ALTBalaji and ZEE5 platforms.

LSD - Love, Scandal & Doctors talks about five cut-throat medical interns doing everything in their power to ensure they make it in the chosen field, sometimes even pulling each other down. This increases to unbelievable levels when the interns get looped into a murder they may or may not have been a part of. Who was actually behind it? Why did it happen? Was it justified on some level? One can only get the answers to these questions only once they watch the show. In the face of adversity the choices these interns make, the alliances they form, the people they fall in and out of love, make the series even more interesting than it already is.

KMRC hospital is one of the most prestigious medical institutes in Delhi. The whole story takes place inside the four walls of this hospital. The irony in this series is that murder happens inside hospital premises, the exact place lives are saved, the same place where people go to survive.

Rahul Dev plays the chief Dr. Rana's character, an esteemed cardio surgeon; however, he has a sinister air about him, his son worships him. Tanaya Sachdeva plays Sara, the headstrong intern who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Tanaya's character Sara is very raw, very real, borderline crass. Ishaan A Khanna plays Karthik, who is Dr. Rana's son, and Chitra's brother. Vik, Karthik's loyal best friend, is played by Siddharth Menon, in the words of the actor himself, Vik is a multi-layered character. Rahima, the intern whose husband is murdered, is played by Srishti Ganguli Rindani. Tavish the cool cop is played by everyone's beloved dancer-turned-actor Punit J Pathak. Tavish is the only non-medical character in this series but is hugely instrumental in the murder investigation. The show is an out and out youth murder mystery with the suspect needle, moving after each episode, keeping viewers on the edge of their seat.

"This show would be my OTT debut, and there isn't any other show I would pick over this for my first. Unlike my usual roles, here I play a cop who is a relatively serious character. It was a learning experience, and I am so excited to see the audience reaction, and I would be thrilled to be a part of this for another season as well." - Punit J Pathak, Actor (Tavish)

“Working with young talent was a wonderful experience ... fun while filming and behind the scenes. The story has different layers and touches upon relationships, competitiveness with a large element of mystery. The first time I am playing a doctor, Dr. Rana who is also the Dean is a very crucial part of the series” - Rahul Dev, Actor (Dr.Rana)

Produced by Balaji Telefilms and directed by Sattwik Mohanty and Preya Hirji, binge-watch the first 15 episodes, only on the ALTBalaji & ZEE5 app today!

Grammy nominee Shilpa Rao collaborates with acclaimed alt-rock band The Yellow Diary for their new single ROZ ROZ


 

The Yellow Diary & Grammy nominee Shilpa Rao’s latest musical collaboration - Roz Roz taps into modern day relationships and what it takes to keep the love alive. Released by Sony Music India, the song holds the secret to love that lasts, just in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations. 

Roz Roz features Isha Talwar (of Mirzapur fame) and dancer-actor Arjun Menon, who are seen performing an enigmatic contemporary dance sequence in the music video. As Valentine's Day nears, Roz Roz sets up the scene for the day of love. It emphasizes the importance of dialogue in healthy relationships in a world that is full of distractions and noise. 

The Yellow Diary jointly says, “After the lockdown, most of us have become aware of the importance of being open to conversations. Our song is about sidelining the distractions of life and treasuring the simple things about love. Having Shilpa onboard with her mystical voice, just accentuated what we had to say through the song. We are thrilled to be offering Roz Roz to our listeners."

 

Shilpa Rao says, “I always find it inspiring when artists find an outlet for their expression through independent music and it was a great experience collaborating with The Yellow Diary with Roz Roz. Our song reminds us that sometimes, we get so lost in our every-day lives that we overlook little things that matter in love. This Valentine’s Day, take the time out to tell your loved ones that you care, and that you’d be lost without them.” 

Presented by Sony Music India, Roz Roz is available on all streaming platforms.

About The Yellow Diary

India’s most popular alt-rock band, The Yellow Diary is a five-member collective known for its unique, modern sound and soulful lyrics. A favourite on the college festival circuit, the band consists of Rajan Batra (lead vocals, lyrics), Himanshu Parikh (keys, production), Stuart Dacosta (bass), Vaibhav Pani (guitar) and Sahil Shah (drums). 

About Shilpa Rao 

Grammy Nominee (2021) and renowned Bollywood playback singer Shilpa Rao’s signature soulful voice leaves a lasting impression on audiences. Some of her most memorable hits include ‘Manmarziyan’ from Lootera, ‘Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo’ from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ‘Ghungroo’ from WAR, Kalank, Bulleya, Khuda Jaane, Tose Naina, Malang, Meherbaan and many more.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Sara Ali Khan is brand ambassador of Purplle.com



Purplle.com, India’s leading online beauty destination, has signed Bollywood GenNext star Sara Ali Khan as its brand ambassador. Purplle denotes Royalty in Beauty, with products made from imported ingredients, yet affordable and accessible to every woman. With a mission to democratize beauty, Purplle and Sara have come together to empower women to look inside out beautiful. 

The brand’s newly launched campaign #GoPurplle featuring Sara Ali Khan is based on the same core tenet of ‘Beauty for All’. It highlights its authentic product ranges from 6000 make up products to its 5000 natural product offerings with exotic ingredients; all under Rs. 400. Sara shares their 2-day-no-questions-asked Return Policy and free delivery for anyone’s first order on Purplle. She also reveals how the brand rolls out 300 new beauty products every month.


On being their first brand ambassador, Actress Sara Ali Khan, shared “Purplle stands for beauty that is inclusive and accessible to all. It enables women to fulfil their aspirations and even envision bigger dreams, as they look and feel their gorgeous best. I am extremely excited to embark on this journey with Purplle. It is a privilege for me to be the first face; proud to go Purplle!” 

On the announcement Manish Taneja, Co-founder & CEO, Purplle.com said, “We are delighted to have Sara as the face of Purplle. She exemplifies the confidence and determination of a strong new-age woman. She is expressive, authentic and extremely comfortable in her skin, making her a powerful role model for young girls. Sara will lend her voice to inspire consumers to embrace their own unique journey; to make beauty reach the comfort of every home. This association is a step towards further strengthening the connect with our consumers. We look forward to an exciting partnership together.”

The 360-degree campaign has been conceptualized and executed by Spring Marketing Capital. With a robust communication plan, Purplle will reach the heartlands of India to take its vision forward. 

About Purplle.com

Founded in 2011, Purplle.com is one of India’s largest e-beauty destinations with more than 6 million user base and 2 million monthly active visitors. The beauty e-tailer has over 500 brands with nearly 50,000 products, available on its website and app. The company counts Goldman Sachs, Verlinvest, JSW Ventures, Blume Ventures, and IvyCap Ventures amongst its investors. Purplle has built a differentiated, highly personalized digital shopping experience for consumers through its app by creating detailed user personas, enabling customers to test make-up, and recommending products based on personality, search keywords, and purchase behaviour. Purplle has also successfully scaled its homegrown beauty brands such as Purplle, Good Vibes, NY Bae, and others. With over 700 employees and growing at more than 100 percent year on year, Purplle is well-positioned to be a leader in the burgeoning Indian e-beauty space. 

Leslee Lewis’ first ever ‘Global Hindi’ concert at KGAF 2021


 

He's the Legendary Leslee Lewis, the young global musician who simply refuses to come of age. When people retire, he reinvents. And churns out one amazing melody after another!

 

This time round, you will get to see Leslee Lewis in a Global Hindi Avtaar at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (KGAF), where he will go live for his fans, albeit virtually.

 

Says he, with infectious energy, "I am so excited to be part of Kala Ghoda Festival 2021... It is a virtual one, and it is my first time at the prestigious festival. Most importantly, for me, I think that this is very, very special because it is my first ever ‘Global Hindi’ concert."

 

Leslee Lewis will be performing  all his chartbuster hits from the 90’s.. Krishna, Sa Ni Dha Pa, Yaaron Dosti, Pal and all those songs to all his new releases from 2020 and 2021.

 

Confesses Leslee with childlike enthusiasm, "It is an exciting place to be in, a great start to a new sound, new kind of music in Hindi and there is probably no better place than KGAF to put it out to the people. And I am so happy that we have been working very closely in trying to do this, and I am really thrilled to be part of the festival. I have been told I am headlining it. KGAF 2021 and Global Hindi music 2021, all starting with a bang!!," he signs off.

 

Leslee Lewis. 7th February, 2021. 8-9 pm. Only on Insider. Surely a date to mark on your calendar! Registration free for all.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

World gets a new hero, Vikrant Rona, as Dubai celebrated 25 years of Baadshah Kichcha Sudeepa

 


Baadshah Kichcha Sudeepa's Vikrant Rona was one of the first big-budget films to have arrived on floors in the early days of the pandemic. The superstar who has always pushed the frontiers of cinema with his body of work completed 25 years in Indian cinema and Dubai made this milestone extra special by celebrating it in a grand manner. The title logo and a 180-seconder sneak-peek of Sudeepa's next outing 'Vikrant Rona' were superimposed on the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

 

Historically speaking, Dubai's famous skyscraper has been illuminated by legends such as Mahatma Gandhi, Shah Rukh Khan and V from the South Korean band BTS and now Baadshah Kichcha Sudeepa inadvertently put his brand of cinema on the global map with the glimpses of his film appearing on it.

 

Director Anup Bhandari says, "I am glad that through Vikrant Rona we got to be part of Sudeepa sir's 25th anniversary in cinema. The world has witnessed iconic adventure heroes like James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Sherlock Holmes. Vikrant Rona is an attempt to create a new adventure hero from India, who better to take on the mantle than Kichcha Sudeepa. Witnessing the launch of the title logo and sneak-peek of Vikrant Rona on Burj Khalifa was unbelievably amazing and it is incredible that we're kicked off on such a positive note.”

 

Producer Jack Manjunath says, “We wish Sudeepa sir big love on clocking in 25 years in Indian cinema and it is our honour to have him headline Vikrant Rona. This film offers an extraordinary hero to the Indian diaspora across the world and a vicarious adventure of a lifetime. It is amazing to have Sudeepa sir’s presence and the abundant energy he has brings into the film. The first glimpse on Burj Khalifa reflected it wonderfully.”

 

Baadshah Kichcha Sudeepa says, “Much love to the Vikrant Rona team and all the people who were involved in putting together this wonderful event. The entire Indian film industry and the viewers have been very generous with the love they have showered on me over the years and I treasure it with all my heart.

Tiger Shroff’s superhit song Casanova's acoustic version features singer Raveena Mehta


After receiving immense love from his fans for his latest single ‘Casanova’; Tiger Shroff recently revealed that he will be launching an acoustic version featuring the melodious voice of singer Raveena Mehta. This song will be his first acoustic feature on his official YouTube channel which has more than a million subscribers. The teaser has already enveloped audiences around the world and people have taken to notice the chemistry between the talented duo. The music video will officially launch on the
2nd February 2020.

 

After Raveena Mehta's debut with Avitesh Shrivastava’s ‘Yaadein’, she has worked with many phenomenal artists like Rishi Rich, Rahul Jain and Rishabh Kant, and has contributed to the independent music fraternity with various songs throughout 2020. Her appearance in the teaser is breath-taking and her vocals are indeed an asset to the already super-hit song Casanova.

 

When asked by Raveena Menta about her experience collaborating with Tiger and his team, she briefly mentioned, “Tiger is an inspiration to me. I look up to his drive, vision, ability to execute all the while remaining humble as ever. He is extremely diversified and phenomenal at his art. Avitesh introduced us in the studio and the energy was incredible from the get go. It’s been a beautiful journey and I am looking forward to sharing this beautiful project with the world.”


Hasan Shah makes his Indian Pop debut with Hawa


Hasan Shah - singer, songwriter, producer and director – springs a surprised listener. The Danish multi-faceted Artist makes his debut in Indian Non-Film Music with the song Hawa, which releases today.

Presented by Sony Music India, composed and sung by Hasan Shah, with lyrics by Hasan & Ramses, the music video features him and Dunia Shagiwal. Hawa is a fun-filled and groovy take on the philosophy that life is too short to hold on to toxic relationships. The video of the song showcases a helpless boyfriend trying to get away from his obsessive girlfriend in hilarious scenarios.

About the release of the song, Hasan says, “I'm thrilled to have made my Indian Pop debut with Hawa. I believe that if you have to convey something profound, it's best to do so humorously and through music. While Hawa does have quirky lyrics and a foot-tapping melody, it also subtly shares the message that toxic relationships are just not worth it. I had the opportunity to collaborate with lovely people through the song and I can only hope that the listeners welcome my debut.”

Hasan’s Danish single Tyveri went platinum and was nominated for the best music video at the Danish Grammys.

Presented by Sony Music India, Hawa by Hasan Shah is now available on all streaming platforms.

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