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Jon Favreau’s “Chef” to get an Indian adaptation starring Saif Ali Khan

Iron Man and Jungle Book director’s hit indie film to be remade in Hindi by Abundantia,                                     Eros International & Alumbra Entertainment In a major move that is set to put the Indian movie business on the world content map, Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment today announced that they would produce the Hindi remake of the high-profile Hollywood hit, ‘Chef’. The producers also confirmed getting leading man, Saif Ali Khan, to star in the iconic role. ‘Chef’, is a 2014 breakthrough hit film that was written, produced and directed by JonFavreau who also featured in the titular role essaying Chef Casper. The multi-talented Favreau shot to fame with the 1996-film,Swingers and since then has had a long and distinguished career in Hollywood. Amongst his vast of range of films, Jon has directed Iron Man,Iron Man 2 and Elf among others and has been the executive producer onIron Man 3 and Marvel’s Avengers franchise.   The critica…


Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment’sSpectrecontinued its sweep of the global box office withitsIndia release. The hugely anticipated 24thBond film posted a gross ofINR 31.9 cr (USD 4.8m)approximately in its opening weekend making itthe biggest James Bond film of all time in the country. Sony Pictures India released the film exclusively in high-quality 2K digital format in 1250 screens (the largest 2D Hollywood release ever) in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu - and in 2D and IMAX formats. It is the first film to release in India in five IMAX screens. “The action leaves you breathless” said the Times of India while Mumbai Mirror said it “makes it impossible to allow your eyes to stray away from the screen” adding that it is a “must-watch”. Alluding to the opening scene, said “You get your money’s worth in the first 15 minutes” and declared it “A joyous ride.” The Economic Times called it “entirely entertaining”…

Kamla Bhasin and Eve Ensler's One Billion Rising launch Madhureeta Anand's film trailer - Kajarya!

Kajarya  a feature film written and directed by Madhureeta Anand deals with the pertinent topic of sex selection in India launched its trailer at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi today which received a fantastic response from all. The makers organized a candle lighting for the 50 million girls who have gone missing as per the Indian demographics.  Present at the ceremony were the makers of the film along with Kamla Bhasin who is the South EastAsia Representative of One Billion Rising and a one of the most prominent activists in India representing women issues in India. One Billion Rising is endorsing the film globally, an initiative so strong it has been regarded as the largest organised campaign to fight violence agoanst women and has globally found support from the likes of Aamir Khan, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Alba. Present at the launch were dignitaries from several other NGOs including ActionAid, Oxfam and several others.  Says Madhureeta, "Most film trailers are launched within t…

Monica Bellucci has an immense respect for Shahrukh Khan she has revealed!!

At the world premiere of ‘Spectre’ in London, the newest trendsetter for ‘Bond girls’, Monica Bellucci hinted her love for Bollywood. When asked about working in Bollywood, She says,” Ah, Bollywood I can’t say anything. I can’t sing. I can’t dance. But, I met Shahrukh Khan once in Morocco and he is a really kind hearted man. I am glad that I met him and I have an immense respect for him.” She also thinks Bollywood films are entertaining and she continues,” Bollywood has many talented and good directors and in today’s time and Indian Cinema is doing really good. There’s something different happening out there. SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is set for release in India on November 20, 2015 in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu.