Friday, March 30, 2012

I want to do Chikni Chameli type item-Mona Singh

Mona 'Jassi' Singh, who's back to doing fiction on TV after a gap of six years, gets talking about her recent weight loss, getting only pregnant woman roles, item numbers and more
So, you're back to fiction after six years. What kept you away and what's brought you back? It's been exactly six years since "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi" (JJKN) ended. When it got over, I had decided that I'll not do fiction, because nothing can get bigger and better than "Jassi". But now I've realized that one should never say never. I am an actor, I'm here to act. And if you look at TV right now, it has really changed - it's going back to the basics, its going back to being simple. So, I felt this was the right time to go back to fiction. Moreover, “Kya Hua Tera Vada" (KHTV) seemed like a perfect comeback.
Does that mean you've bid adieu to reality shows and anchoring? I've done everything - hosting shows to anchoring singing competitions to participating as a contestant. I think there is nothing more left for me to do, except judging a reality show.
Were you apprehensive about playing a mother to three kids? Actors usually quit when there is a generation leap or kids are introduced into the show. No not at all and why would I? I'm playing a role, just like I was in "Jassi". People at that time also asked me if I had any apprehensions about playing an ugly girl. No, I did not. It's the same with "KHTV". I'd love to play Mother India also someday. I'm an actor, I'm here to explore, take up challenging work and give it my best shot.
Serials are being named after hit movie songs. Do you see this becoming a trend? Oh tell me about it. I love "Bade Acche Lagte Hai" - the serial as well as the song, and I think you can relate more to the serial, if you've heard the song. The recall value is very high. Even "Kya Hua Tera Vada" is such a popular song; I think sabne yeh gaana suna hoga, even the younger generation. I agree that it's again, a trend, and it's catching up. In just the name, you have the whole crux of the show, and I think that's just beautiful.
Do you think television is now becoming a more powerful medium than films - in terms of both, entertainment and popularity? There is no doubt that the television industry has grown tremendously. All TV actors are respected, all of them are earning well, and they all are celebrities in their own right. And with stars too wanting to host or judge shows, you can imagine how important TV, as a medium, has become. And why not, television reaches out to the masses, and you become a part of everybody's daily life. I'm very proud of being a television actor.
Is that the reason, why you are not doing movies, despite receiving good reviews for your role in "3 Idiots"? I won't say that I was flooded with offers post "3 Idiots", but whatever offers I got were for playing a pregnant woman, which was bizarre. I fail to understand why people don't see you as an actor - they always see you as a particular character and then want you to play similar character always. This is not what I want to do.
Every actress is jumping on to the item girl bandwagon. Can we expect you to do an item song in the future? Your fans haven't seen you dance ever since you won the show, "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa"... I did get some offers after I won "Jhalak", but I was pretty shocked about it. I was like 'Oh my God, do I have that kind of an image?', because people have always called me cute, bubbly and a happy Sardarni, so I didn't know what it's going to be like. But now, I've lost a lot of weight and I would love to dance, and if the song is as good as " Chikni Chameli", I'd jump at it.

SALMAN KHAN PRAISES SACHIN TENDULKAR

If Sachin Tendulkar holds the herculean record of having whacked a 100 centuries in international cricket, Salman Khan is known for striking Rs. 100 crore mark at box office more often than not. So one of them praising the other was a delight to hear.Forget all the hoopla regarding who’s a bigger celebrity of the two, Salman Khan, it can be said without a shred of doubt, hold Sachin Tendulkar in high esteem. It was apparent from the lavish praise that Sallu showered on Sachin at the Mukesh Ambani bash to celebrate the 100 centuries of the master blaster.
Before Salman stepped on the stage to talk about Sachin,
Aamir Khan had already expressed his wish to see another 50 centuries from Sachin. So when Salman’s turn came to pay his tribute to Sachin, the superstar notched that figure a little up, though not without his characteristic sense of humour.
This is what Salman Khan had to say when he stepped on the stage (English transcript on the next page):
I hope, main dua karta hoon ki yeh record toot jaye, ise bahut jald koi na koi tode, kyonki record bante hain tootney ke liye. Main Aamir ka record (box office collections of 3 Idiots) bahut der se todne ki koshish kar raha hoon. Toot hi nahi raha hai.
Aamir ne inko (Sachin ko) kaam pe laga diya ki aur pachaas (century) banayo...ab sabhi jab kaam pe laga hi rahein hai, toh ek do sau ho jaye kya, bhidu.
Sau ban chuke hai, sirk ek sau aur banana hai. Kitna time lagta hai yaar.
Salman also cracked a
Shahrukh Khan dialogue for Sachin.
But yeh suna ki Sachin ka record todna mushkin hi nahin, namumkin hai. Aur yeh don nahin main bol raha hoon. Bol bhi sakta hoon kyonki mere father ne hi likhi hai picture. Rights toh likhne ke unhi ke paas hain, toh itna toh haq banta hai.”
Then Salman addressed Sachin and asked him: “Sachin, kya lagta hai aapko, ki kya koi aapka record tod payega? Seedhe Seedhe boldo nahin tod payega.
Sachin: “I think issi room mein bathey huye hamare youngsters”.
Salman: “Chance hi nahin!”
Sachin: “Virat (Kohli) and Rohit (Sharma) are the ones...As long as koi Indian todta hai I don’t mind.”
Salman: “Thank you very much, God bless you, Sachin.”

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Priyal has no regrets


Today when people give utmost importance to education, there is one television star who just wants to focus on her career and has no regrets whatsoever giving her exams a miss! The celebrity in question is Priyal Gor who stars as Monia aka Princess Manyata in SONY TV’s popular television show ‘Dekha Ek Khwaab’. Priyal has decided not to appear for her 12th class exams and says that she has no qualms in doing that. According to her “Dekha Ek Khwaab has been very rewarding and fruitful for me and personally I give more importance to the show than anything else in my life”. Priyal wants to pursue acting in the long run and is completely dedicated towards the same. She believes Dekha Ek Khwaab would help her achieve her dreams to make it big in this industry. Here’s wishing Priyal all the best!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rozlyn Khanstrips for breast cancer awareness!

Move over Poonam Pandey, Sherlyn Chopra, Sunny Leone andstarlet Veena Malik! Actress Rozlyn Khan is here! 
While Poonam, Sunny, Veena and Sherlyn strip mostly to titillate,the new glam sensation Rozlyn has gone topless this week; all for a cause.Spreading awareness for the early detection and cure of a serious malady likebreast cancer, Rozlyn has proved that she can beat the exposure girls by beinga woman of substance.
 "There are so many women who die just because they areunaware of the symptoms of the dreaded disease. Through my campaign to spreadawareness about breast cancer, I want to inform and educate all to be cautiousand careful," says Rozlyn, almost giving a new meaning to nudity.
 "Early detection of breast cancer increases the chancesof saving lives and that’s what I intend to achieve from this campaign. Even ifI manage to spread the word to a few thousand, I'd be more than contended withit," she adds with a glint in her eyes.
 To mount the awareness campaign on a large scale, the buddingactress would be joining hands with a cancer association to promote the causeand will announce more details next week. 
We like it girl. At least, there is someone who strips for anoble cause and not just to satisfy ogling Twitterati!

भोजपुरिया दर्शकों का दिल जीतने आयी मिस कोलकाता

भोजपुरी फिल्मो की बढती लोकप्रियता ने हर प्रदेश की खुबसूरत बालाओं को अपनी ओर आकर्षित किया है और उन्होंने भोजपुरिया दर्शको का बखूबी दिल भी जीता है . पाखी हेगड़े, मोनालिसा जैसी खुबसूरत और अभिनय की हर कला में पारंगत उन बालाओं में अब एक नाम और जुड़ गया है मिस कोलकाता मोहिनी घोष का , जो जल्द ही भोजपुरिया दर्शको के सामने होंगी निर्देशक सनोज मिश्रा की फिल्म प्रेम विद्रोही व विजय तिलक से. बचपन से ही नृत्य की शौक़ीन रही मोहिनी बतौर बाल कलाकार मात्र ५ साल की उम्र में ही बंगला फिल्मो में
काम करना शुरू कर दिया . मिस कोलकाता का खिताब जीतने के बाद बंगला धारावाहिकों और कई फिल्मो में भी उन्होंने अपना हूनर दिखाया.  भोजपुरी फिल्मो में अपने आगमन का श्रेय वो देती हैं भोजपुरी की लोकगायिका व कोलकाता में भोजपुरी के प्रचार प्रसार में जुटी ममता पाण्डेय को. उनके मार्गदर्शन में ही उन्होंने अपनी पहली भोजपुरी फिल्म विजय तिलक में काम किया . उनके अभिनय से प्रभावित होकर फिल्म के
निर्देशक सनोज मिश्रा और प्रेम विद्रोही के निर्माता अंजनी उपाध्याय  ने उन्हें अपनी अगली फिल्म प्रेम विद्रोही में भी काम करने का प्रस्ताव रखा. इस फिल्म की शूटिंग मई में शुरू हो रही है. फिलहाल कोलकाता में निर्देशन का कोर्स कर रही मोहिनी घोष का इरादा परदे के आगे और परदे के पीछे अपना हूनर दिखाना है. फर्राटे से भोजपुरी बोलने वाली मोहिनी काया वाली मोहिनी इन दोनों फिल्मो के बाद जल्द ही एक और बड़ी भोजपुरी फिल्मो में दिखेंगी.

Yatra.com turns Dabanng with Salman Khan!

Salman Khan comes on board as a shareholder and brand ambassador with Yatra.com
Chulbul Pandey. Lovely Singh. And now Mr. Yatra. The industry’s most versatile star of recent times, Salman Khan, is all set to embark on a new yatra as the brand ambassador of India’s leading company in the online travel space, Yatra.com. The superstar, who has set the box office cash registers ringing, will be the face of Yatra.com’s new marketing campaign in India and the US.
From being a police officer to a bodyguard to a successful TV anchor, Salman Khan has aced in every role he has taken up recently. Now with Yatra.com, the ‘Dabangg’ Khan is all set to don a new avatar- that of a savvy businessman. Salman Khan will not only be Yatra.com’s brand ambassador but will also come on board as a shareholder in the company.
Additionally, Salman Khan’s NGO, Being Human, too will benefit from this association. As part of the endeavor, Yatra.com will make it possible to contribute a token amount to Being Human every time a transaction takes place on their website. The company will also sell Being Human merchandise on its website, the sale of which, again, will be contributed to the NGO. Customers can show their support for the initiative by logging on to www.yatra.com.
Yatra.com, which has already cemented its presence in the online travel industry, is further building its position through the partnership with Salman Khan. The association is part of a well thought-out strategy to strengthen the company’s connect with the masses and increase the brand’s recall value in tier 2 and tier 3 towns.
Commenting on the association with Salman Khan, Mr. Dhruv Shringi, CEO & Co- founder, Yatra.com said, “We are delighted to have Salman Khan as part of the Yatra family both as a brand ambassador and shareholder. We have always wanted expand to newer mass markets and associating with Salman Khan would enable us to do the same.”
Talking about his partnership with Yatra.com, Mr. Salman Khan, Bollywood Actor said, “I am really excited about my association with Yatra.com. This is not a normal brand association, where I am there just for face value. With Yatra, I am also now a shareholder. I have immense confidence on the brand and am hopeful that the association will be beneficial for the both of us.”
Yatra.com will be launching their new marketing campaign with Salman Khan in April. The ad leverages Salman’s flamboyance and signature style to the hilt and with an accent on rib tickling humor is sure to elevate the brand communication to new heights.
About Yatra.com
Yatra.com is India’s leading online travel company. Positioned as a brand “Creating Happy Travellers”, it provides information, pricing, availability, and booking facility for domestic and international air travel, railway reservation, hotel bookings, holiday packages, buses, and car rentals. We offer a host of travel services designed to make business and leisure travel easier.
Based in Gurgaon, India, Yatra is a one-stop-shop for all travel-related services. A leading consolidator of travel products, Yatra.com provides reservation facility for more than 3,800 hotels across 336 cities in India and over 90,000 hotels around the world.
Customers can access Yatra.com through multiple ways: through our user-friendly website, 24x7 multi-lingual call center, a countrywide network of Holiday Lounges and Yatra Travel Express stores or through their mobile phones. Yatra.com provides booking facility for all the popular as well as exotic national and international destinations. Launched in August 2006, Yatra is today ranked as the leading provider of consumer-direct travel services in India. Yatra.com has emerged as the most trusted travel brand in India and we were recently voted ‘Most Trusted Brand of India’ in the online travel category by Brand Equity, and also received the coveted most preferred online travel company award twice at the CNBC/Awaaz Consumer Travel Awards.
Our InvestorsYatra.com is backed by well-known and reputed investors: PromodHaque’s Silicon Valley-based Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Reliance Anil DhirubhaiAmbani Group’s Reliance Capital, RaghavBahl-promoted Network 18, and Intel Capital, the strategic investment arm of Intel.

HOTEL TRANSYLVAN​IA (3D) - first look!

India release date:          28 September 2012
Genre:                                  3D animation, comedy
Director:                              Genndy Tartakovsky     
Cast:                                      Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Koechner               
 Synopsis: Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.        

DHOOM:3 - SHOOTING BEGINS MAY 2012 AS PLANNED

DHOOM:3 – BACK IN ACTION!

It is unfortunate that without checking, a leading morningbroadsheet irresponsibly declared that the shooting of DHOOM:3 had been indefinitely postponed andthat it would be shot after Aamir Khan completes certain other futurecommitments.
This is absolutely baseless. 
DHOOM:3 starts shooting in May 2012 andAamir Khan joins the schedule in June as per plan.
Produced by Aditya Chopra, DHOOM:3 is written and directed by VijayKrishna Acharya, who had also written DHOOM & DHOOM:2. 
Apart from Aamir Khan, who plays the anti-hero in thefilm, and Katrina Kaif, both AbhishekBachchan and UdayChopra will continuein their now iconic roles of Jai Dixit and Ali. 
The film is slated for a 2013 release.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ali Zafar loving the Jhatkas and Matkas(for Honey)

Ali Zafar is lovin the jhatkas and Latkas.
The very versatile Actor Ali Zafar is having a lot of fun while shooTING in Mauritius for the movie Chashme Badoor.
Ali Zafar who has loved bollywood from the start and the one who always wanted to become an actor and after the success of his Debut Tere Bin Laden followed ny Mere Brother ke Dulhan and London Paris Newyork is all set for Chashme Badoor.
The actor is recently shooting in Mauritius for a song of the film and cant stop talking about the latkas and jhatkas.
 "'Chashme Buddoor'. Full on Bollywood dancing. Latkas and jhatkas. Loving it,"says Ali and as ali loves bollowood he is having a blast.

“Agent Vinod” Saif Ali Khan’s biggest opening

Celebrations on the cards for Saif Ali Khan ,as his recent home production Illuminati’s Agent Vinod took a spectacular opening at the box office, the star’s biggest opening so far. 
The action spy thriller that collected10 crores at the box office on its opening day ,is fast becoming one of the biggest films of the year courtesy its hi-octane action, peppy music and production values on par international standards giving Saif Ali Khan aka Agent Vinod his career’s biggest solo opening.
Says acclaimed trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh " Saif Ali Khan has grown as an actor and also grown as a box-office power.The number of screens first decide the craze for the film and the first day business is an indicator of its strength at the box office.The massive figures only go to show that Saif has a rare combination of talent and box office pull". 
Says Jogindar Tuteja “Saif has shown a remarkable growth over last 20 years. Starting as a dancing hero in numerous 'masala' films, sustaining himself in that mode for a decade when the world was gunning for him, taking a calculated risk to do strong roles in 'Big Three' Khan driven films like 'Kal Ho Na Ho' (Shahrukh), 'Dil Chahta Hai' (Aamir) and 'Hum Saath Saath Hai' (Salman) when it was time to reinvent, coming on his own with the likes of 'Hum Tum', 'Omkara', 'Race' and 'Love Aaj Kal' and now living his dream with his biggest film 'Agent Vinod', Saif has promised.....and delivered.”. 
With the trade touting it as Bollywood’s very first action-franchise ,having in shot in over 12 countries across the world including Morocco, Russia and Latvia,the highly anticipated action-adventure took an impressive opening ,an encouraging testament that Indian audiences are opening up to slick-past paced cinema . 
Says Saif Ali Khan “The concept should appeal to people ..its got an exciting plot.. The style, the narrative - the strength of the story and its Tin Tin qualities is the USP of Agent Vinod. Times have changed and so have our movies. This is the right time for Agent Vinod.”  
The film also marks Saif Ali Khan’s entrant as the newest action hero – Says Saif Ali Khan “I have challenged myself physically in roles before. One such role was of Langda Tyagi in Omkara. In Agent Vinod, I had to be fit, very fit. I had to train hard. It was a grueling schedule to do action. It is very demanding. I have a lot of respect for action heroes because I've got to know what it takes to be one.” 
The Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Agent Vinod released worldwide March 23rd ,2012.

Agent Vinod takes the box office by storm

After opening to an approximate collection of 10 crores at the box office,Illuminati's Agent Vinod shows a steady graph and went on to gross 10.25 cr on its second day.
Agent Vinod had the cash-registers ringing on Saturday especially in multiplexes in prime metros across the country,in spite of the ongoing exams,with evening shows running to full houses. Surprisingly,the film is also doing encouragingly well at single centres and is looking at an early estimate weekend of over 30 cr.
Internationally too ,Agent Vinod is quite a subject of heated discussion ,with the film doing good business in Dubai and UK.
Said a source post watching the film at Doha cinema "Watched "Agent Vinod" at Doha Cinemas n' felt like Amchi Mumbai after a long time....Housefull!!! Very sleek movie & very rare for a Bollywud movie to get housefull overseas!!!"
While the action spy-thriller gave lead star Saif Ali Khan aka Agent Vinod his career's biggest opening ,the trade are confident that there's more to come from the actor.
Says acclaimed trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh " Saif Ali Khan has grown as an actor and also grown as a box-office power. The number of screens first decides the craze for the film and the first day business is an indicator of its strength at the box office. The massive figures only go to show that Saif has a rare combination of talent and box office pull".
Adds Joginder Tuteja "With his biggest film 'Agent Vinod', Saif has promised.....and delivered.”
The Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Agent Vinod,directed by Sriram Raghavan released worldwide March 23rd,2012.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

CELINA JAITLY DELIVERS TWINS

On Saturday actor Celina Jaitly and husband Peter Haag became proud parents of two healthy boys. The names of the twins are Winston and Viraaj. The actor and her husband cant wait to get home to spend some quality time with the twins. Celina's husband Peter confirmed the news saying, "Yes our angels from heaven are here and we are very happy. Celina and the boys are doing very well healthwise too. We just want everyone to bless our handsome boys." Peter and Celina who are based in Dubai will visit Mumbai very soon.

Friday, March 23, 2012

UK POP SENSATION ONE DIRECTION BECOME FIRST BRITISH GROUP IN HISTORY TO DEBUT AT #1 IN THE US WITH DEBUT ALBUM

One Direction made history todayas their debut album UP ALL NIGHT entered the US Billboard 200 chart at #1with over 176,000 copies sold. This makes chart history as the first Britishgroup ever to debut at #1 in the US with their debut album release. UP ALLNIGHT went straight to No.1 on the digital chart within minutes of itsofficial release last Tuesday March13th.
Around the world, One Direction fanshave used online platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook creating aglobal phenomenon and inspiring a generation of 1D-mania. Dedicated fans of LiamPayne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik have takentheir music to the top of charts around the world. One Direction haveaccumulated over 204 million YouTube views, 12 million followers on Twitter andover 3.6 million followers on Facebook. The music video for “What Makes YouBeautiful” has already garnered over 72M views, check it out here: http://vevo.ly/1DWMYB . 
One Direction gained notoriety in2010 after appearing on The X Factor UK. Their global smash debut album, UpAll Night, entered the charts at #1 in 12 countries and has been certifiedtriple platinum in Ireland, double platinum in the UK &Australia, and platinum in New Zealand. In six months they have sold morethan 4.2million records worldwide. Their BRIT Award winning debut single “WhatMakes You Beautiful” entered the charts at #1 in both the UK and Ireland. Inthe U.S., “What Makes You Beautiful” sold more than 131,000 copies in its firstweek, debuting at #12 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Their #28 debut onthe Billboard Hot 100 marked the highest debut from a British Group sincethe Spice Girls in 1998.  
Harry Styles says: "Wesimply cannot believe that we are No.1 in America! It's beyond a dream cometrue for us. We want to thank each and every one of our fans in the US whobought our album and we would also like to thank the American public for beingso supportive of us." 
Niall Horan adds: "We justfound out that we are No.1 in America and as you can imagine, we are over themoon! When we got put together as a group, we couldn’t imagine ourselves comingto America, let alone releasing our album here, so for us to be sitting at thetop of the US album charts is unbelievable. We are so grateful to everyone whohas supported us in the US."  
The X Factor group, who were formed andmentored by Simon Cowell on the UK version of the hit TV show in 2010, weresigned to Cowell’s label Syco Music in 2011 in partnership with ColumbiaRecords in the US.   
Simon Cowell says: “Icouldn’t be happier for One Direction, it is an incredible achievement. Theydeserve it. They have the best fans in the world” 
Last week in New York, over 10,000 fansturned out for the band’s first live TV performance on NBC’s Today Show inRockefeller Plaza and record numbers of fans have turned out to see them atalbum signings in the US.  
Later this month One Direction willperform their hit single “What Makes You Beautiful” on the Nickelodeon KidsChoice Awards March 31st, and will appear in an episode of iCarly“iGo One Direction” set to premiere April 7th on Nickelodeon. Theband will also be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live April 7thwith guest host Sofia Vergara. 
Their 2013 UK/Ireland Arena Tour sold outimmediately with more dates needing to be added. An estimated 300,000 ticketswere sold in the first day. One Direction’s tour of Australia & NewZealand sold out in just three minutes. 
One Direction are Niall Horan,Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. All of the group hailfrom the U.K., save for Horan, who is from Ireland. All five of the boys (ages18-20) auditioned for the UK X Factor in 2010 as solo artists. However, at thesuggestion of Simon Cowell they joined forces as a group, quickly becoming oneof the competitions most popular acts of all time, finishing in the final threeand garnering a gigantic fan-base along the way.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan "the iconic woman of worth" awarded at the L'oreal Paris Femina Awards

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was today honored with The ICONIC Woman of  Worth  Award at the L'oreal Paris Femina Awards 2012 which took place at the ITC Grand Central, Parel. She was presented this award by Nathalie Gerschtein, Director, L'oreal Paris
In a rare moment Aishwaraya  Rai Bachan honored her mother on stage with a special She's worth it award, as her mother is  the one person who has inspired her through her life and the one person Aishwarya has always aspired to be.
Aishwarya further added, " She is the nucleus of my existence; who has gently moulded me, shaped me, picked me up when I've been down, has faith in me and taught me to be the very best version of me that i can be".
Aishwarya was there to present the winner of the L'oreal Paris Femina 'Who's worth it award' which was given to Nicola Esteves who was nominated for the award by her husband Anand Esteves.
Aishwarya looked resplendent in an Abu Jani- Sandeep Khosla ensemble which was from their new summer collection.

Will NanaPatekar play dance bar lord Shetty in Sachiin Joshi’s Mumbai Mirror?

While Aazaan star Sachiin Joshi’s forthcoming film MumbaiMirror co-starring Mallika Sherawat is about to go on floors next month, buzzis that ace actor Nana Patekar has been approached to play the main villain. 
Directed by Ankush Bhatt, of Bhindi Bazaar Inc. fame, themovie mirrors the Mumbai underbelly and revolves around the nexus betweenpowerful corrupt dance bar lords and the Mumbai Police. If rumour mills are tobe believed, Nana has been offered the pivotal role of Shetty; the most dreadedcharacter in the story. 
Sachiin plays a quirky cop in this realistic commercialpotboiler, while Mallika essays the role of an irresistible dance bar queen.Mumbai Mirror has music by Anand Raj Anand and shooting is expected to commencenext month with a wrap in three months flat.
The other intriguing part is that Sachiin might go in foreither a bald look or a military-style crew haircut for this movie. He’s alsobeen loosing weight and training hard on his physique to fit into the role of awhimsical cop.

German import Evelyn Sharma enters Bollywood!

She's studied business and dabbled in real estate in far-endGermany! She knows eight languages including English, Hindi, French, Dutch,Spanish, Thai, Russian and Tagalog of Philippines. 
 With an Indian father, a German mother, and a name resemblingone of Hollywood's biggest superstars Marilyn, Evelyn Sharma is the hottestBollywood import since Katrina Kaif! 
Making a mark on the Indian firmament after modeling all overthe world, Evelyn has already completed over a hundred assignments in India inthe last few months, since migrating here! Inspite of her half-foreign origins,she dubs in Hindi for herself! 
This month, she was the showstopper face of ace designerRocky S, setting the ramp on fire before the grand finale of India's most prestigiousfashion and trade event, the Lakme Fashion Week! Next, Evelyn stars oppositeIndia's original rockstar Palash Sen in the forthcoming video of his rock bandEuphoria! 
The girl has been actively involved with charities forchildren around Europe and now supports the SOS Children's Villages of India!She's into yoga, gymming, dance, kick-boxing and loves action! 
What’s more! The newbie in Bollywood has just signed not one,not two, but three movies in a row! Starting with Manish Tiwary's Issaqopposite Prateik Babbar; Evelyn will be seen with veteran filmmaker PramodChakravorty's grandson Prateek Chakravorty in his debut film
From Sydney WithLove; followed by a pivotal role in Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, theRanbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer under Karan Johar's banner DharmaProductions. So let’s get ready for this fresh, dainty, humble,breathtakingly beautiful perfect new package the entertainment industry isswooning over! Make way for Evelyn Sharma.

Shahrukh Khan not to follow Salman Khan & Aamir Khan’s footsteps

King Khan has turned down an offer to play a cop because he didn’t want to be seen as trying to ape his contemporaries


Shahrukh Khan is Bollywood’s resident lover boy and he is back to what he does best, with Yash Chopra’s forthcoming film. It came as a surprise when we heard that he is considering playing a cop in a Gautham Menon film, a remake of Vettiyadu Villayadu. Everyone in B-town was wondering if SRK will pull off the cop act; especially because he had recently essayed a negative character in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2. Comparisons with Salman Khan and Aamir Khan had already begun when we heard that he is not doing Menon’s film after the entire hullabaloo.
Latest news is that the Baadshah has green-lighted AR Murugadoss’s remake of Ramana. We are wondering how the Ghajini director managed to get SRK to play a social activist, which is totally outside his comfort zone. There were talks that Murugadoss had approached Aamir to play the lead, but somehow things didn’t work out. The film will be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has been desperately looking for a hit since Guzaarish. Who knows, King Khan might change the director’s fortunes.
Shahrukh’s last outing where he didn’t play a lover boy was in Shimit Amin’s Chak De! India where he was highly appreciated. Wethinks it will be great to see him play an average bloke, not larger than life. Would you like watching SRK as a social activist and taking on the system?

PITBULL GOES “BACK IN TIME” WITH THEME SONG TO “MEN IN BLACK™ 3”

The theme song to the highly anticipated action adventure comedy Men in Black™ 3, titled “Back In Time,” has been written and recorded by RCA Records/Polo Grounds Music/Mr. 305 recording artist Pitbull, it was announced today by Lia Vollack, President of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures.  The song will be available as a digital single and released to radio on March 26.  Men in Black 3 will be released in 3D in theaters nationwide on May 25, 2012. 
“Back In Time” was written for the film by Armando C. Perez (Pitbull), Marc Kinchen, Adrian Trejo and Urales Vargas and features a sample of the 1950s hit “Love is Strange,” written by Sylvia Robinson, Ellas McDaniel and Mickey Baker, which went to #1 for the R&B duo Mickey & Sylvia.   
“It's an incredible honor to be a part of such an amazing franchise as Men in Black and I have so much respect for Will Smith, especially with our similar musical backgrounds,” says Pitbull. “Wanting to keep the music fun yet modern, we used the slogan of the movie and flipped it back into the song that ‘in order to understand the future, you have to go back in time.’”  
Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of the film, added, “My 19-year-old daughter turned me on to Pitbull. I'm thrilled that he wrote such a great song for our movie that totally gets it.”                                                                             
In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. Barry Sonnenfeld directs the film. The film’s screenplay is written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham.  Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald produce, and Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown are the executive producers. 
ABOUT PITBULL
 Global pop sensation Pitbull’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Planet Pit, was named Best Party Album by Entertainment Weekly. The album features pop music luminaries such as Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Jamie Foxx, and Chris Brown as well as star-studded producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin and David Guetta.  The album’s knockout single, “Give Me Everything,” featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Top 40 Mainstream and Rhythm charts. In addition to his chart-topping success, Pitbull starred in the season premiere episode of VH1’s music documentary series Behind The Music and is currently spotlighted in this month’s GQ Magazine. He has also been nominated for an outstanding 11 awards at this year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards and will receive the BMI Latin Music Awards President’s Award, the top honor at the ceremony.   
ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

AYUSHMAN KHURANAADDRESSED THE YOUNG CROWD OF KIRORIMAL COLLEGE FOR HIS FILM ‘VICKY DONOR’

The hot stud of Mtv Ayushman Khurana who is turning actorwith his debut in film ‘Vicky donor’ had a blasting time in one of the mosthappening college of Delhi University. In the fest of Kirorimal collegeAyushman made the crowd go gaga about him. As he stood at the stage and talkedabout his film and his character of a sperms donor, students couldn’t help butto hoot. Ayushman who started his career as a participant on Mtv reality show‘roadies’ became a well known VJ on Mtv and then he also anchored shows like‘Just Dance’ on Television. The actor who is now al;l set to make his debut onbig screen is very excited about his character in the film ‘I am pretty excitedabout my character because sperm donation is something very less talked aboutand this makes it very interesting. I think it is a nice cause and it shouldget popular and for it to become popular what can be a better medium thancinema”. Vicky Donor is a story ofa sperm donor. Vicky Donor is a romantic comedy between a Punjabi boy(AyushmannKhurrana) and a Bengali girl(Yami Gautam). But the concept is set against thebackground of sperm donation.

SONY MUSIC CREATES A ROADBLOCK FOR “TUHI MERA” FROM JANNAT 2

~First ever Roadblock created by a Music label~

Following the tremendous success of Jannat,people are now anxiously waiting for the music of Jannat 2. Presented by SonyMusic, the hugely anticipated video, “Tu Hi Mera,” starring EmraanHashmi and Esha Gupta is set to take over the small screen as a Roadblock comesto life across youth and music channels including MTV, 9XM, UTV Bindaas, UTVStars, Zing, ETC, MTunes, Zoom, B4U and E24.  This uniqueinitiative is also being supported by a print campaign across leadingpublications in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ahmedabad& Baroda. 
Says, Sanujeet Bhujabal, Marketing DirectorSony Music Entertainment India, “Post the success of Jannat, there is a lotof expectation riding on the music of Jannat 2 therefore we decided to create aRoadblock where in fans will get an opportunity to  view Tu Hi Mera fromJannat 2  across leading music and youth channels. We are confident thatthe music will be appreciated and will surely have people hooked on to it.”
The Roadblock will be on March24th, between 8.00 and 8.30PM across music and youth channels.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

संगीत निर्देशन में भी पवन सिंह

भोजपुरिया लोकगायिकी को विश्वपटल पर महत्वपूर्ण स्थान लाने वाले पवन सिंह ने गायिकी में झंडा बुलंद करने के बाद भोजपुरिया परदे पर अपनी गहरी छाप छोड़ने वाले भोजपुरी फिल्मो के सुपर स्टार पवन सिंह अब जल्द ही नयी भूमिका में दिखेंगे . जी हाँ हमेशा दूसरों की बनायीं धून पर अपनी मधुर तान छेड़ने वाले पवन सिंह अब खुद अपनी बनायीं धून पर ही गाने वाले हैं. पवन सिंह के संगीत निर्देशन में जिस फिल्म के गाने की रिकोर्डिंग शुरू हुई है वो फिल्म है गुंडई राज फेम फिल्म निर्माण कंपनी मिथिला टाकिज की राखेला शान भोजपुरिया जवान . निर्माता मनोज चौधरी की इस फिल्म के निर्देशक हैं श्री राजू जो प्रसिद्द निर्देशक पार्थो घोष के साथ लम्बे समय तक एसोसियेट रहे हैं. पवन सिंह ने अपने छः साल के कैरियर में हजारो गाने फिल्म और अल्बम के लिए गाये हैं जिनके लिए  दर्जनों संगीत निर्देशक ने धुनें तैयार की है यह पहला मौका है जब वो किसी फिल्म की संगीत के लिए धून तैयार करेंगे . इस फिल्म में पवन सिंह मुख्य भूमिका में हैं .

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TOP HOLLYWOOD BUDDY COMEDIES

I’ll start this by saying that I love buddy comedies. When a film offers a good dynamic between its two male leads, I’m game. I am even willing to look past many issues found in this sub-genre. Take Men in Black 2 as an example, it wasn’t a particularly great sequel yet I very much enjoyed the film thanks to the great chemistry between Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.Now in theaters we have another buddy comedy, 21 Jump Street, and from the looks of things, it’s definitely going into my personal collection. Then there’s Men in Black 3 in little over 2 months, so this is the perfect time to take a look at the top 10 highest grossing buddy comedies in North America, ever.
10. The Other Guys (2010) $119.2 million – When it comes to buddy cop comedies we are used to seeing the awesome duo that solves crimes while blowing up half the city with little in the way of consequences. But then there are The Other Guys, you know, the ones sitting behind the desk, doing what is in reality a very big part of the job. While this might sound boring at first, it’s not. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg work great together and The Other Guys soon turns into a great action flick that you should definitely catch with a buddy.
9. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) $130.4 million – Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, man I loved those guys. Hell, I even had a Lethal Weapon marathon with a few friends many years ago. Anyway, this was the last entry in the series and I’m happy to say that it most certainly delivered. So watch this, though I recommend taking them in order starting with the first one.
8. Bad Boys 2 (2003) $138.6 million – Coming from the king of blowing stuff up (Michael Bay), this entertaining sequel delivers on just about everything from the action to the buddy dynamics between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Some might call this the new Lethal Weapon but I wouldn’t go that far. I say if you don’t have time for a Lethal Weapon marathon, you can’t go wrong with a Bad Boys one. But keep in mind, Bad Boys 2 can drag at certain points and clocking at about 2 hours and 20 minutes, so make sure you have enough popcorn.
7. Rush Hour 3 (2007) $140.1 million – I did not like this film all that much when it came out. Sadly Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, while still funny, were not as good together this time around. Maybe it’s just me or maybe things got old.
6. Rush Hour (1998) $141.1 million – Now this I loved. It was fresh, it was funny, and the chemistry between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan was top notch. As far as buddy comedies go, this is in my personal top 5 so definitely check it out if you haven’t already (which I seriously doubt at this point, I mean it’s freaking Rush Hour).
5. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) $144.7 million – I most certainly wasn’t the right age when I first caught this on TV. But then again, I was like 5 when I saw Predator so props to my parents for being so cool. Lethal Weapon 3 was maybe not as lethal as the two before but it still provided more than enough laughs and action.
4. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) $147.2 million – Fans seem to be split here, some like this one better, some like the original. Since I saw them much later for the first time, back-to-back, I tend to remember them more as one film than two. I love how the first introduced us to the characters of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover but I think I enjoyed Lethal Weapon 2 a bit more. This was also the one that introduced Joe Pesci’s character and who didn’t like Leo Getz.
3. Men in Black 2 (2002) $190.4 million – It feels like yesterday I saw this in theaters yet almost 10 years have passed. I was a big fan of Men in Black, couldn’t wait for Men in Black 2, and when I finally watched the film, I must say it was a lot of fun. Sure, it can’t hold a candle to the awesome original that you will find higher on this list, but Men in Black 2 was a blast. Props to Frank for stealing every scene he was in.
2. Rush Hour 2 (2001) $226.1 million – As you can see, this is one of the rare cases where the sequel greatly improved on the box office success of the original. In terms of quality, Rush Hour 2 was entertaining but not as much as Rush Hour. Either way you should see this.
1. Men in Black (1997) $250.6 million – Surprisingly enough, this 15 years old sci-fi buddy comedy based on a short-lived comic book series, is still number 1. Here we meet for the first time Kay and Jay, played by Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. The Men in Black are a secret organization whose sole purpose is to monitor and suppress alien activity on Earth. As mentioned in the intro, Men in Black 3 is due for a May 25th release date in North America and around the world so for me personally, a Men in Black marathon is on the horizon
As expected with this sort of lists, the best of the best are not necessarily among the most popular films. Hot Fuzz (2007), one of my favorite buddy comedies, is one such film. I simply lack the words to explain to you just how awesome Hot Fuzz is. Seriously, you owe it to yourself (and your friends) to watch Hot Fuzz. Then for the Jackie Chan fans out there we have Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights. The Rundown is also a very fun flick starring the Rock and Stiffler while 48 Hrs. I already mentioned in the past, starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.

महेश भट्ट के फिल्मों की कहानी उनकी ही तरह बोल्ड और बिंदास होते हैं और उनके कैरेक्टर्स भी बेहद बोल्ड रहते हैं


जब ब्लड मनी कलयुग 2 थी


कलयुग 2 बनी ब्लड मनी
बदलाव ज़िन्दगी और खासकर बॉलीवुड का अहम् हिस्सा है. यहाँ कब कहाँ क्यूँ बदल जाये, ये समझना ज़रा मुश्किल है लेकिन आजकल यह आम बात हो चुकी है. और एक नाम में क्या रखा होता है, पर जब महेश भट्ट जैसे निर्माता अपनी फिल्मों से सम्बंधित कोई बदलाव लाते हैं तो सबकी निगाहें एक बार ज़रूर उस तरफ दौड़ती हैं. औरों के बारे में तो पता नहीं लेकिन महेश भट्ट के लिए नाम का बहुत महत्व है और शायद इसलिए उन्होंने अपनी आने वाली फिल्म का नाम बदल दिया था. अपने बिंदास फिल्मों के लिए चर्चित,  इस जाने माने फिल्म निर्माता क़ि अगली फिल्म ब्लड मनी जल्द ही रिलीज़ होने वाली हैं. खबर यह थी की ब्लड मनी फिल्म का नाम पहले कलयुग २ रखा गया था. यहाँ तक की कलयुग २ के इस नाम से फिल्म के पोस्टर्स भी छप चुके थे पर कहा जा रहा है कुछ क्रिएटिव कारणों की वजह से महेश भट्ट को ऐसा कदम उठाना पड़ा. एक निर्माता हमेशा अपने दर्शकों को ध्यान में रखकर फिल्म को बनाता है. वो जानता है क़ि एक छोटे से छोटा  बदलाव भी काफी बड़ा असर दिखा सकता है.
इस राज़ के पीछे वजह चाहे कुछ भी हो पर भट्ट साहब की फिल्मों की सबसे ख़ास बात ये है की बोल्ड होने के बावजूद वो काफी सिम्पल रहते हैं. वो आम आदमी के जीवन पर आधारित होते हैं, उनके सपनों के बारे में होते हैं. अक्सर जिन सच्चाइयों से इंसान बचते रहता है, बस उसी सच्चाई को वे परदे पर बखूबी उतारते हुए नज़र आते हैं. इस फिल्म ब्लड मनि से भी सबको बहुत आशा है.  
महेश भट्ट के फिल्मों  की कहानी उनकी ही तरह बोल्ड और बिंदास होते हैं और उनके कैरेक्टर्स भी बेहद बोल्ड रहते हैं. इस फिल्म में कुनाल खेमू को भी एक ऐसे ही अवतार में देखा जायेगा. सुनने में आया है क़ि ब्लड मनी में इनका किरदार महेश भट्ट क़ि कलयुग से भी ज्यादा बोल्ड होने वाला है.  खबर तो ये है क़ि यह  बॉय नेक्स्ट डोर भट्ट कैंप के नए इमरान हाश्मी हैं. पर महेश भट्ट को पूरा भरोसा है कि कुनाल इस रोल पर खरे उतरेंगे.
 

Vikram Bhatt Completes 20 yrs in the Film Industry

It was a sunny day of 20th March 1992, when Vikram Bhatt first donned the cap of a Director; he began his film making career with Pooja Bhatt film *Janam*and today he celebrates his 20th Anniversary being a part of this mammoth film industry!!
“There has been a lot of pain, suffering, euphoria, annihilation and joy” the enigmatic director said adding that he has survived this long journey and has a great feeling to be standing on the wicket for 20 long years!
His next ambitious stereoscopic film after the thriving *‘Haunted 3D’* is the much anticipated *‘Dangerous Ishhq’* starring Karisma Kapoor and Rajniesh Duggall in the lead slated for a May release.
 Here’s wishing the maverick director all the best for his forthcoming
movies!

VJ-turned-​actor Ayushmann takes beauty lessons for Vicky Donor

A lot is saidabout actors getting under the skin of their characters but VJ and Roadieswinner Ayushmann Khurrana did just that in quite the literal sense for hisforthcoming film John Abraham’s Vicky Donor.
The comedy that takes a light hearted look at the taboo attached to infertility andartificial insemination sees Ayushmann aka Vicky play a donor cum beautician,for which the actor had to train in local parlours for his role. 
Confirms a source“In the film Ayushmann plays the son of a ladywho owns a parlor and who doubles as a beautician when not on donor duty. Toget the hang of it Ayushmann trained under beauticians for the role, learning abasic beauty course –threading, manicure, pedicure et al.” 
Directed by Shoojit Sircar the film marks the acting debut of VJ turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana ,whoplays a Punjabi cricket player cum sperm donor in love with a Bengali girl,played by television actress Yami Gautam. 
Produced by John Abraham,  ErosInternational’s contemporary comedy Vicky Donor starring comes to a theatre near youApril 20th,2012.

Priyanka has been chosen to perform at IPL opening ceremony

IPL over the years has become a huge attraction. And on April 4 in Chennai, Priyanka Chopra is going flag off the opening ceremony by a special performance.
Sources close to IPL say "we were very keen to only have Priyanka Chopra as the performer. Further adds that amongst all performances across various awards its Priyanka's acts that have generated maximum trps and that has been very obvious in repeat runs too. One of the reasons why Priyanka is emerging as one of the favourite on stage performers because she puts in a lot on her rehearsals  and she has a natural flair for on stage performances. She is also a versatile performer and a great dancer which is what on stage performances require.
Priyanka Chopra this year has performed on Screen, Filmfare, Big Star and now Balaji. And her act has been garnering huge response.
Priyanka Chopra is going through the most hectic shooting time where she is juggling three big films. She has been working on Anurag Basu's Barfi, Hrithik Roshan's Krissh 3 and Kunal Kohli's next with Shahid Kapoor.

Farah Khan joins the esteemed panel of “Women Changing India”- Barnard College’s Fourth Annual Global Symposium

Adding another feather to her hat, choreographer /director Farah Khan joined the esteemed panel of “Women Changing India” - Barnard College of Columbia University’s Fourth Global Symposium, wherein preeminent women in the country and region-leaders in government, commerce, media and arts shared their success stories and unique perspectives on how they continue to shape and develop India. 
Farah Khan joined the likes of other honoraries like reformer and India’s first woman police officer Kiran Bedi ,Teach India founder Shaheen Mistri,Shahnaz Husain – Chairperson ,the Shahnaz Husain Group, Mirai Chatterjee–Director of Social Security at SEWA all who were part of the Barnard University’s “Women Changing India” Symposium. 
The program featured panels on social activism,entrepreneurship and arts .Farah Khan who joined the second panel titled “Voices of the Region” along with panel members Nandita Das (actress and activist),Brinda Somaya (architect and conservationist ) and Mallika Kapur (CNN's International Correspondent ) spoke at length about the essence of Indian culture in the media, how she aims to strike a balance between her individual perspective and thoughts that influence followers –
Says Farah Khan "It was a great honour to be asked by  Columbia University- Barnard College to be on their panel of "Women Changing India".Great women achievers were speaking on the panel,and it was a humbling experience to be amongst them..".

Percept Pictures presents Emraan Hashmi starrer Rush


Emraan Hashmi who’s proved time and again that he isn’t far from the big league of actors given his stupendous success at the box office ,is now up on his star rating quotient with the recent string of hits added to this track record. This time around with the trade vouching for him as one of the most saleable stars in the industry today, Emraan Hashmi aka Hitman Hashmi  is here to prove yet again that he is the “darling of the masses” with the crime thriller Rush.
Also starring Neha Dhupia and Sagarika Ghatge,the film revived by Percept Picture Company and creative director Priyanka Desai sees Hashmi play the charismatic and investigative journalist Sam who plunges into a vortex of violence in a deadly engineered game of cat and mouse .
Talking about the film says Emraan Hashmi “I was blown away by Shamin’s script.Its a film I’m very excited about and something I’ve never done before. I found a journalist's life tough. I play an investigative crime journo in a news channel”. 
The thorough professional that he is, Emraan Hashmi also went out of his way to accommodate the film without inconveniencing the team post the tragic loss of the director. 
Confirms producer Shailendra Singh ,Percept “Emraan has gone out of his way to accommodate the film, purely out of sentimental reasons. We all wanted Shamin Desai's dream to come true. Emraan was really shy about accepting the trophy. He felt he was not worthy of it. But we disagree."
Percept Pictures & Shamin Desai ‘s Rush is scheduled to release 2nd half of 2012 .

Balaji’s GIFTH 2011-2012 gets bigger and better than ever

Balaji hosted its second GIFTH2011-2012, a dream come true for millions of Colors’ viewers who can nowwitness their favorite film and television stars entertaining and beingfelicitated on the same platform. 
The night glittered at Filmcity as the stalwartsin film and television sashayed down the red carpet for one of the biggestnights of the year.
The 15th March 2012 saw BalajiTelefilms Ltd., India’sleading creator of content in films, television and new media, host its secondGlobal Indian Film & Television Honours (GIFTH)– the nation’s first joint filmand television awards event.
Apart from the biggest names from theBalaji camp also making their presence felt were Bollywood stars RanbirKapoor,Saif Ali Khan,Vidya Balan,veterans Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor,KanganaRanaut,Bipasha Basu,Priyanka Chopra and Zareen Khan. 
Anchored by effervescentdirector/producer Karan Johar , who had audiences in splits, the star studdednight saw stupendous performances by Priyanka Chopra who grooved to Usha Uthap’sbeats,Saif Ali Khan who performed to “Pyaar Ki Pungi” from his forthcomingrelease Agent Vinod,television’s favorite Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar,ShwetaTiwari and Muoni Roy and a special act by Akshay Kumar. 
The GIFTH 2011-1012 honored 6main categories namely Popular, Technical, Programming, Achievement, SpecialHonours and Voters’ Choice and 30 sub categories. The best of 2011 was decided entirelythrough a combination of jury and public voting. 
It was a huge night for the production‘sin house film The Dirty Picture which bagged a whopping 9 awards includingthose for Best Film (Jury),Best Director (Jury),Best Dialogues, Best PlaybackSinging, Best Choreography ,Best Costume while lead and National Award winnerVidya Balan  walked away with the awardfor Best Actress ( Popular category) and the special honor of “Box Office Iconof the Year”. 
Others to have graced the stageincluded Ranbir Kapoor who won the award for Best Actor (Popular Category),Hrithik Roshan Best Actor (Jury),Farhan Akhtar Best Supporting Actor ,BipashaBasu and Akshay Kumar who won the Gitanjali StyleIcon honors and Amitabh Bachchan for his Lifetime Achievement in films to namea few. 
GIFTH 2011-2012 will be televised onColors, India’sNo.1 GEC on 15th April, 2012 with a special curtain raiser telecaston the 1st April.

THAT’S MY BOY

Date: 24-Aug-12              
Genre: Comedy               
Directed by: Sean Anders, John Morris 
Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester and James Caan
While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

first look trailer of THAT’S MY BOY http://youtu.be/f7UIDgIlb9M 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

BITTOO SAB KI LEGA IS THE KIND OF SONG THAT SHOULD FEATURE ME – SALMAN KHAN

“Bittoo sab ki lega is the kind of song that should feature me,” said actor Salman Khan after he heard the title track of Bittoo Boss. The music launch of the movie was done in full band-baaja style on Friday afternoon with Salman as the special guest and giving him company were actors Pulkit Samrat and Amita Pathak, Wide Frame Pictures’ Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, VIACOM 18 Motion Pictures’ CEO Vikram Malhotra, Music Director Raghav Sachar, T-Series representatives and Director Supavitra Babul.   
Salman not just congratulated the young actors, but also mentioned the songs that he loved from the movie. “I loved the song Kaun Kenda and Audi (Tenu Tak De). I think the music of the movie is very well done. I wish the best to this movie,” said Salman. Pulkit thanked Salman for supporting them by being present for the music launch. “The fact that you came is a huge honor. I am thankful to you bhai,” said Pulkit to Salman. Salman quickly quipped jokingly, “Toh job hi kar, lekin meri mat lena… photo.” The crowd joined in cheers and laughter.  
“We know for the fact that the music of this movie is something that the young generation will thoroughly enjoy. Raghav has done a brilliant job and I am very glad that Salman came to encourage us,” said Kumar Mangat. There are seven songs in the album of the movie. Bittoo Sab Ki Lega sung by Mika, Kaun Kenda sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, Kick Lag Gayi (1) sung by Raghav Sachar and Tulsi Kumar, Audi (Tenu Tak De) sung by Raghav Sachar and Natalie Di Luccio, Kabootar sung by Mika, Mann Jage sung by Shahid Maliya and Kaun Kenda (1) sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Shahid Maliya.   
“The background of the movie has wedding in it and that’s why the songs are all very foot-tapping wedding numbers. I enjoyed composing and singing for the movie,” said Raghav. The music label of the album is T-Series 
The movie is directed by debutant, Supavitra Babul and will release on April 13th, 2012. Bittoo Boss is a young charming, ingenious and a fun filled wedding cameraman who takes pride in calling himself a “Sesky Video Shooter”. He is the star of all wedding celebrations of Anandpur Sahib, a small town in Punjab. 
Bittoo believes in spreading happiness through the beautiful moments he captures, moments, which you can rewind and keep watching for years and smile looking at them thus making them heartfelt experiences which last forever. He falls in love with an educated and strong-headed girl who makes him realize the importance of financial stability and monetary gains in order to gain respect and recognition. Smitten in love and bitten by the one he loves, the smart and righteous cameraman is lured to take a shortcut in order to earn a quick buck and get his life back on track. What follows is a madcap ride.

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