Showing posts from June, 2014

No make up for the cast of YUDH

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is poised to take the small screen by storm with his upcoming finite series YUDH, to be aired on Sony Entertainment Television. YUDH is going to change the way audiences look at primetime television with unique methods being implemented by the makers to give the show a realistic feel. One such distinctive feature is minimal or no makeup for the artists on the show.‎In a departure from the usual, Anurag Kashyap, the creative director of the show took the deliberate decision of ‘No makeup’ for the artists and the entire cast welcomed the suggestion. Amitabh Bachchan, who plays the character of a real estate baron, Yudhisthir Sikarwar on the show added, “Keeping in mind that it was a directorial decision to make visuals look as real-life as possible, it was essential that the actors looked natural. That helped in the way our scenes were lit up & there were no special efforts to conceal defects, if any, on our faces. These factors work …


Yash Raj Films’Dhoom:3continues its march to showcase the best of Indian Cinema in new shores! After storming the Turkish Box Office a week ago and becoming the only Indian film to get in to the Turkish Top 10, Dhoom:3 is now set to have the widest release ever for an Indian film in China. With a minimum of 2000 screens over 400 cities, Dhoom:3 is truly going places!  Internationally Dhoom:3cleared $10.17 million (Rs.61 Cr) on the opening weekend in December 2013, making it the biggest opening weekend EVER for any Bollywood film and setting a stupendous Box Office  $27.51 million (Rs.165 Cr) record from the traditional and non-traditional markets.

KD Pathak to solve the hit by train case in Sony TV’s Adaalat

Sony Entertainment Television’s courtroom drama Adaalat, this weekend gets you the story of Ratna an over ambitious and bad mouth journalist who is crushed to death by a train after being pushed from a bridge. Ratna had insulted a series of people in an event thereby leaving behind a band of probable suspects. All the evidences like finger prints and a piece of cloth found at the crime scene, point to her professional rival- Shikha, who recently had an ugly altercation with Ratna to the extent where it almost became physical.  KD Pathak takes up the case and is hell bent to prove Shikha’s innocence whereas the whole nation assumes it as a repulsive act of professional rivalry and asks him to step back. KD’s investigation leads to surprising revelations as he gets closer and closer to catching the real culprit.Was it a crime of passion like it appears or is it a result of a premeditated murder? KD Pathak needs to solve this case and find the real culprit.To know that tune…

Alok Nath Joins Twitter

You can now follow him @aloknathAlok Nath, the popular film and television star, today joined Twitter. The actor, known for his fatherly roles in the film and television, became a pop culture icon as the Sanskari Babuji on Twitter a few months back, when one of his movies was being aired on television and users began tweeting about his character and his dialogues.In the last six months, there have been close to 2, 00,000 Tweets about him and his TV character.Alok Nath has spent nearly three decades in the television and film industry and came into limelight in the mega serial “Buniyaad”. He has acted in many hit films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Vivaah, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Taal, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and many more. Not only that but he has also played role of Sanskari Babuji on various soaps such as Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai, Yahan Mein Ghar Ghar Kheli.Alok Nath on joining Twitter said, “I'm excited to join Twitter since people have popularised my character on it…

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Have you travelled the Dark Tunnel yet?

Punjabi Global Foundation organized premier of Award winning film‘Dark Tunnel- a known voyage to death’Gurpreet Kaur Chadha of Punjabi Global Foundation organized Mumbai’s first premier of Dark Tunnel- a known voyage to death, the award winning movie in the Sikhnet Youth Film Festival; Jaspinder Narula was the chief guest for the show.

Dark Tunnel presented by Adol Passionates is a film based on drug addiction & Sikh way of life. Adol Passionates works towards upliftment of society through the medium of media by producing short/ feature films touching upon sensitive topics.
Gurpreet Kaur Chadha, founder of Punjabi Global Foundation took up the initiative of promoting a thought provoking movie & organized its first Mumbai premier attended by the members of the PGF foundation & many others from the Sikh community.
Jaspinder Narula was the chief guest for the preview; also present were Mansi Pritam, Ashoo Punjabi, Gunveen Singh, Surinder Aunty, and Surpreet Kaur. Gana…

Celebrating Life through Music! Music Mania’s Jazz Blues Fashion with RAF!

Bina Aziz brings back the magical musical evening; Music Mania presenting Jazz Blues Fusion with RAF, also celebrating Medha Jalota’s Birthday, spearheaded by Ghazal maestros Talat Aziz, Pankaj Udhas & Anup Jalota powered by Rotary watches; GitanjaliThe fever of  Music Mania strikes back with a whole new array of maestros performing live. The night was dedicated to Jazz Blues and Fusion with RAF. RAF (Rakesh and Friends) is a young group of extremely talented musicians namely Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute), Gino Banks (Drums), Satyajeet Talwalkar (Tabla), Sheldon D’Silva (Bass Guitar), Sanjoy Das (Guitar) and Sangeet Haldipur (Key Board) that presented live at Music Mania’s musical soiree celebrating Medha Jalota’s birthday. Music Mania’s Jazz Blue Fusion with was an evening that presented RAF effectively blending Indian Classical Music with Global Music creating musical sound seldom heard. Bina Aziz  looked lovely in a black Amy Billimoria's gown , the cake cutting was a happy and …

Humshakals soaring at the box office!

The super entertainer Humshakals is unstoppable at the box office as the film has netted 76 crs GBO worldwide in just 4 days! Humshakals rocked the domestic BO on its opening day as it became the third highest opener in 2014 after Jai Ho and Gunday. It shattered records over the weekend as the film grew every single day to record the 4th biggest opening weekend in 2014. And to thank the media for the support, the team held a special evening for everyone. Directed by Sajid Khan, Starring Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannah, Esha Gupta and Bipasha Basu, Humshakals has been lauded by families as an out-an-out entertainer. The film has been garnering good word of mouth from audiences which has made the film rake in the moolah. Humshakals is made at a cost of 75cr including the P&A. Fox Star Studios and Vashu Bhagnani's Humshakals has already sold its satellite and music rights for 45cr which makes it a hugely profitable venture for the makers.

Vidya Jasoos in Gokuldham Society

Everybody knows that Gokuldham Society is holding its Cricket Tournaments and everybody is curious to know about the results. What better way than to send the most talked about Jasoos on location to get the name of the winner? Yes we are talking about Vidya Balan who had come to promote her film on the sets and landed up becoming part of the ongoing GPL series in Gokuldham Society. But instead of trying to find the result, she was lured into dancing, eating and generally getting entertained by Daya and her gang of smart society women. Says Vidya, “I am a big fan of the show. Whenever I get the chance I watch it as stress buster. Its clean and its fun. In fact I wanted to come on the show to promote Ishqiya also but that didn’t happen. But now I am happy to be here.”  Looks like, it’s a mutual fan club because entire cast was extremely happy to interact with her.So did she find out the winners? Let’s check it out in the next week’s telecast.


ENRIQUE FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIAWITH SELF-CREATED MUSIC VIDEOS TO THE HIT SONG, VOTING “BAILANDO” THE `SONG OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON’!SEX AND LOVE CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN INDIA, BEFORE ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, MAKING IT THE HIGHEST SELLING INTERNATIONAL ALBUM IN INDIA THIS YEAR!Mumbai, 25th June`14:  Global music icon Enrique Iglesias presents to the world the very best of himself yet again in his latest single - a super catchy song - “BAILANDO”(“Dancing” in Spanish!). The cool Latino infused track which celebrates the effervescent spirit of Brazil, is fresh off his 10thchartbusting studio album SEX AND LOVE. Released this March on Universal Music India, Enrique’s SEX AND LOVE not only took over the globe but also managed to rock the Indian music scene. The superstar left the music world pleasantly shocked, after the album, within 3 weeks of its release, got its first ever PLATINUM certification from India, beating Mexico by a few hours! Catching up like a rage…

'The Fault In Our Stars' lead pair attribute critical acclaim to their off-screen chemistry!!!

The most talked about book of the year, ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ will see its much acclaimed movie adaptation release on 4th July across theatres in India. Backed by tremendous critical and commercial acclaim from overseas, the lead pair of Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort’s amazing onscreen chemistry is the highlight of the movie! Actor Ansel Elgort, said that he formed a strong bond with Shailene Woodley during the shooting for their sic-fi film “Divergent” where they played siblings.   According to the actor it was their off-screen chemistry which helped them during the filming of “The Fault in Our Stars” where they play Gus (Elgort) and Hazel (Woodley), two cancer-stricken teens who fall in love. “The Gus and Hazel relationship, it’s so important that it’s authentic and real,” Elgort says. “They do feel like they’re real friends and they do feel like they have that chemistry,” he said. “If in real life those two people don’t have any connection and it’s just two actors going thro…

MSM Motion Pictures announces their next venture ‘PIKU'

~ Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan. Directed by Shoojit Sircar ~MSM Motion Pictures in association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited (SECL) and Shoojit Sircar & Ronnie Lahiri’s Rising Sun Films today announced their next feature film ‘Piku’. In the lead roles, ‘Piku’ will star the legendary Amitabh Bachchan along with the stunning Deepika Padukone and versatile Irfan Khan. The first schedule of Piku will go on the floors in August 2014. The film is slated to release on April 30th, 2015. Talking about the film Ms. Sneha Rajani Dy. President and Head, MSM Motion Pictures states, "We at MSM Motion Pictures are endeavoring to create content that engages, evokes & entertains.’Piku' gives us just that opportunity to co-create engaging and high quality content which we believe will entertain our audience the world over. Working with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan yet again in my new role is an absolute honour. As for Shoojit, I have be…

Pictures from the Hong Kong Premiere of Transformers 4


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Parle Products launches new TVC campaign for Parle Marie directed by Imtiaz Ali

Parle Products, India’s largest biscuit, confectionery and snacks manufacturer has launched an Ad campaign for Parle Marie. Titled ‘Apna Circle’, the campaign consists of TV commercials that have been directed by Indian Film Director Imtiaz Ali. The campaign captures the essence of spending time with a close knit circle of friends. Set in various situations, the TVCs revolve around the brand idea - ‘Baatcheet bakbak aur Parle Marie’. The TVCs highlight the meeting of friends and conversations that follow; be it the camaraderie amongst youngsters while discussing love interests, gossip sessions about husbands and mothers-in-law. All this while munching on a pack of Parle Marie, a conversation companion.Mr. Pravin Kulkarnii, General Manager – Marketing, Parle Products said, “Chit-chatting with friends is an integral part of Indian culture. The East zone is a very big market for Parle Marie and the films have been influenced by the Bengali concept - ‘Adda’. Everyone can relate to this c…

Karisma Kapoor inaugurates Glamour Jewelry Exhibition and shares her fondness and taste in jewelry spearheaded by Bulbeer Gandhi of ABEC

Royal Rendezvous with Gems & Jewellery at Glamour South Mumbai 2014 ABEC Ltd. exhibited   their High-End Jewellery Exhibition, Glamour South 2014 spread over 3 days from 20 th to 22 nd June at the Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel spearheaded by Bulbeer Gandhi. Glamour South Mumbai showcased spectacular & state of art jewellery designs by some of Mumbai’s celebrated jewellers Dhanraj Jewellers, A S Motiwala, Shobha Shringar Jewellers, Manubhai Jewellers & many more. The Glamorous 3 day jewellery extravaganza is at the sprawling Palladium Hotel,   from the 20 th of June to 22 nd of June with an amazing blend of delicate, bold & soft with resplendent designs that sway every woman into the beautiful creations.  Gracing the event the very ravishing Karisma Kapoor inaugurated the jewelry exhibition. Following the Indian rituals the inauguration was followed by lighting the lamp, the diva as she is Karisma gave her time and paid a visit to each and every store appre…

Monsoon Tips from Designer Amy Billimoria: Come the rains and it is very important to follow special care instructions for all heavy ensembles in your wardrobe.v Never leave the outfits in plastic bags, whether new or if dry leaned as they will leave damp water marks on the fabrics which will be impossible to remove. v Always open saris especially ones with Zari and embroidery as it's important to allow the fabrics to breathe in order to avoid the peculiar damp smell which is very common this season. v Also after opening it is important to cover the outfits in sheer mulmul fabric or old cotton dupattas. This will ensure that the embroidery is not damaged and will increase the life of the garment. v Never put items like clove or other articles to reduce the damp odour in clothes as they will only leave stains and yellow brown spots on the fabrics and will be hard to remove. v Tie Dye saris, shaded fabrics or dark shades that run color should be kept in single covers away from other outfits as they may stain easily. v And lastly if any damage caused due to weather conditions don't discard the beautiful embroideries as transferring these could renew the ensembles and help save fashion waste.

vNever leave the outfits in plastic bags, whether new or if dry leaned as they will leave damp water marks on the fabrics which will be impossible to remove.
vAlways open saris especially ones with Zari and embroidery as it's important to allow the fabrics to breathe in order to avoid the peculiar damp smell which is very common this season.
vAlso after opening it is important to cover the outfits in sheer mulmul fabric or old cotton dupattas. This will ensure that the embroidery is not damaged and will increase the life of the garment.
vNever put items like clove or other articles to reduce the damp odour in clothes as they will only leave stains and yellow brown spots on the fabrics and will be hard to remove.
vTie Dye saris, shaded fabrics or dark shades that run color should be kept in single covers away from other outfits as they may stain easily.
vAnd lastly if any damage caused due to weather conditions don't discard the beautiful embroideries as transferring these could ren…

Transformers: Age of Extinction

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved.  As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs.            With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet.  In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.The film is slated to release on 27th June 2014 in English, Hindi, Tamil & TeluguThe film is directed by: Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.The film Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci.

Sharda- Suresh to remarry in Sony TV’s Ekk Nayi Pehchaan

Sony Entertainment Television’s Ekk Nayi Pehchaan is seen having some lot of ups and downs in its protagonist - Sharda Modi’s life.  With the discovery of Suresh’s second marriage Sharda is complete shock as her only identity of Mr. Modi is now been shared with someone else. In the upcoming episode Sharda will have to go through one more pain as Sakshi and Karan will be seen planning Suresh-Sharda’s remarriage on the eve of their marriage anniversary. The duos will force Sharda to agree as the during their marriage they couldn’t complete their pheras but this time they should and celebrate this occasion. What will Sharda do now? Will she be able to tell everyone the truth?

South superstar Thiagarajan to remake Queen in four languages

After making waves the world over with its simplicity of story-telling, amazing direction and stellar performances, the superhit film Queen is ready for its southside sojourn.Southside legendary superstar Thiagarajan, who has to his kitty nearly a 150 super-successful films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, as actor-director-producer, has now taken the rights to remake the film in all the four south Indian languages, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.“Queen touched my heart.  I saw the film, and it stayed on in my heart long after. It is this ability of Queen to relate to audiences irrespective of language and boundary barriers that prompted me to take up the film. We are planning to start work on all the four remakes simultaneously and release them by 2015,” revealed Thiagarajan film who plans a no-costs spared affair with an extensive shoot in Paris, Amsterdam and Spain.Queen is the journey of Rani on a marriage-less honeymoon that brings out  strength and self-actualisati…

Ailing Puja Banerjee, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev fame dances her way through in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Puja Banerjeeessaying the role of Parvati in a mythological serial Devon Ke Dev Mahadev also one of the contestants in the seventh addition of celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa isn’t in her best condition but gives it all for dance.Ailing Puja had a physiotherapist paying a visit on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa; help her recover her Tailbone dislocation by making her do few exercises which helped the strong actress give her much awaited performance and went on to perform on one of the most energetic dance forms “cha cha cha”.Albeit suffering from a dislocation that of her tailbone, it’s her willpower and the fondness for dance which makes the television actress fight back and dance her way through and gave a ten on ten performance in the on-going celebrity dance show. When asked Pujaabout her illness, she says “Yes, my tailbone is dislocated but abiding by the golden rule the show must go on I went and gave my 100% leaving the rest on the judges and audience to…

L’Oreal presents Ingenious 2014 Manali Jagtap Fashion Show with Manjari Phadnis

Vintage is Forever- Manali JagtapL’Oreal presents Ingenious 2014Manali Jagtap Fashion Show with Manjari Phadnis Choreographed by Ace and renowned Choreographer Shie Lobo
Manali Jagtap show cased her Bridal apparel line at the Pink city with the very gorgeous and beautiful Manjari Phadnis walked the ramp as a show stopper for Manali Jagtap.
Drawing inspiration from the Pink City, fashion show was held at Jaipur with Manali Jagtap exhibiting her bridal apparel line. Manali Jagtap having her expertise in Bridal couture displayed her bridal clothing line at the Ingenious Fashion show which took at Jaipur. It rained fashion in Jaipur, as Manali Jagtap explored the culture and the market of Pink City.
Red has been a favorite for centuries but pinks, golden, maroons, orange, green and even blue can be opted for wedding. So there she was with a whole new collection designed with extreme intricate detailing for different wedding functions from Sangeet, Mehndi, cocktail to the wedding …