Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Akshay Kumar along with Singh is Bliing team visits BSF Jawans in Delhi!!

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The team of Singh is Bliing was recently spotted in the capital city to promote their upcoming film.
Akshay Kumar, Prabhudheva, Lara Dutta and Amy Jackson also visited the BSF (Border Security Force) Jawans in Delhi and had a gala time with them. Akshay Kumar even played volleyball with the jawans. He also grooved to the music of the film along with Prabhudheva.
Well, looks like the jawans were thoroughly entertained by Team Singh is Bliing!
Produced by Ashvini Yardi and Co- produced by Akshay Jayantilal Gada, Kushal Kantilal Gada and Reshmaa Kadakia. Dhaval Jayantilal Gada (Pen) & Grazing Goat pictures LLP Presents, starring Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in lead roles, Singh is Bliing directed by Prabhudheva is all set to release on 2nd October!!

Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association to organize ‘Meet The Director’ Master Class Session

First master class with director Aanand L. Rai to be moderated by renowned film maker Sudhir Mishra
Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) has undertaken an initiative to organize an engaging director’s master class session called ‘Meet The Director’. With aim to bringing together two maters- one who will share his expertise and another who will moderate the session, ‘Meet The Director’ is poised to be an enriching experience.
The very first master class session will be conducted with Anand L. Rai and moderated by renowned film maker Sudhir Mishra. It is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 4th October at Carnival Cinemas, Goregaon.
Commenting on this IFTDA program, film maker and social activist, Ashoke Pandit said, “With the initiative of Meet The Director master class sessions, IFTDA has extended its activities beyond trade union affairs. We are extremely excited about building this creative property that brings together our talented force of directors to inspire aspiring film makers and create a valuable property for the IFTDA library.”
This program will be organized on a monthly basis from October onwards. ‘Meet The Director’ has been conceptualized by the existing committee members of IFTDA and will be organized with the support of it’s supremely talent director members.
Director Aanand L. Rai said, “I am looking forward to sharing my experiences through this interactive and engaging program designed by IFTDA. In fact, the master class initiative by IFTDA is one of its kinds to be organized by a director’s association and I am excited to be a part of it."
Director Sudhir Mishra added, “Over the years, IFTDA has worked conscientiously towards the welfare of its members. With the aim of bringing established and aspiring creative minds together under one roof, this master class is also a unique initiative and I am looking forward to moderating its very first session.”   
Every session will be held for duration of two hours and it will also comprise a Q&A session with the audience. These master classes can be attended by students, assistant directors, aspirants and general public for free of cost.
About IFTDA: Established in 1950, Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) is the only legitimate organization that collectively represents film and television directors from India. It encapsulates within itself formidable talents of Indian cinema irrespective of region and language. IFTDA prides itself of having more than 10,000 active members.

EEMA JOINS HANDS WITH DELHI GOVT TO EASE LICENSING FOR EVENTS

Entertainment Tax for Ticketed Events In Delhi Can Be Procured Online By EEMA Members 
On September 23rd, the Delhi Govt approved the first online application for Entertainment Tax based on a post-event settlement, which is a major breakthrough for the events and entertainment industry. The approval was done online in a record time of two hours only, where previously the same could take several months.
In August this year, The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) in collaboration with the Govt. of Delhi and the Police department of Delhi took several steps to simplify licensing for events and eliminate red tape and touts. A process was put into place whereby EEMA member companies can do ticketed events in the national capital without paying entertainment tax before the event. The first achievement in this direction is the online approval for the soon-to-be-held Zubin Mehta concert in Delhi.
The development entails a single-window approval system which is online for all non-ticketed events. Large ticketed events would make their way back to the capital with the announcement of a partnership between EEMA and the Delhi government that has led to an online approval system for ticketed events too with elimination of pre-payment of tax, pre-event stamping of tickets and blockage of funds for tax payments.
Commenting on the achievement, Sabbas Joseph, President EEMA and Founder Director Wizcraft International said “We are delighted to see our enduring efforts come to life and turn into reality. This is just one door open and still a major step ahead. Alongside the path breaking steps by the Delhi government, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr Devendra Fadnavis too has announced that venues would have pre-approved licenses and a single –window clearance system would be implemented shortly. We hope that the efforts of the CM s  from Delhi and Maharashtra pave the way for similar moves across the country."
The first ticketed show under this new licensing regime would be a concert by maestro Zubin Mehta performing live in Delhi after 15 years. The approvals were given online in less than two hours on 23rd September 2015. Said an elated Michael Menezes, Managing Director of Showtime Events, who are producing the show, “I could not have imagined this speed of action in my wildest dreams! It seems the Commissioner means business and is determined to change the face of entertainment in Delhi”
For years, Delhi was starved of world-class live events due to antiquated tax rules and strangulating licensing norms. So all major live events either gave the Capital a miss altogether or preferred Gurgaon or Noida as locations for the event staging.
 Earlier this year, The Delhi Government was forthcoming and eager to make Delhi India's event-friendly capital city. Following a detailed EEMA representation and persistent efforts, the Delhi government moved at a rapid pace in streamlining the licensing process in Delhi and yielding promising results for the event industry. The Delhi Govt. also appointed Mr Sanjay Kumar, Commissioner of Excise and Entertainment Tax, as the nodal officer for creation of the single-window licensing process, with an eye on ease-of-doing-business.
 At a panel discussion held a few days ago, at the EEMAX GLOBAL Conclave in Mumbai, Mr Sanjay Kumar, proudly announced the new plan for single-window licensing which was online. He shared that post EEMA’s representation, the move was inevitable. We have streamlined the process for corporate and ticketed events and the clearance can be procured online from www.delhiexcise.gov.in
 Added Rajeev Jain, Treasurer, EEMA and founder Rashi Entertainment, “The speed at which EEMA has achieved all this is really commendable. We welcome this move by the Entertainment tax department and government of Delhi for providing a boost to our industry. This move will definitely lead to the rise in the number of events in Delhi and increase revenue for the allied businesses such as hospitality and retail, making Delhi an event-friendly city."
The complimentary ticket scenario also got a thumbs down. Leading the way, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal publicly declared that no minister or MLA of his party will ever ask for free tickets to any event or movie. 
The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) is turning century-old practices on its head and changing how Governments think and look at the event industry. Similar efforts are underway by EEMA across other states with an aim to change the licensing landscape that govern the events business in India.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sony Max Highlights and Listings 1st- 16th October

THU
1-Oct-15
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HEROPANTI
FRI
2-Oct-15
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3 IDIOTS
SAT
3-Oct-15
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The RETURN OF REBEL (DUB)
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MAR MITENGE- 2  (DUB)
MON
5-Oct-15
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INTERNATIONAL KHILADI-THE IRON MAN
TUE
6-Oct-15
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DHOOM 3
WED
7-Oct-15
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LEGEND THE TERROR (DUB)
THU
8-Oct-15
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EK THA TIGER
FRI
9-Oct-15
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DANGEROUS KHILADI 4 (DUB)
SAT
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HAMARI ADHURI KAHANI
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YEVADU (DUB)
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JAANI DUSHMAN (DUB)
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AAMDANI ATTHANNI KHARCHA RUPAIYA
WED
14-Oct-15
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DON NO. 1
THU
15-Oct-15
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MAIN HOON LUCKY THE RACER (DUB)
FRI
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SIMHA 2

MSG Sucess Party held in Mumbai

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A success party was held at the JW Marriott to celebrate the success of the currently running film, “MSG 2 – The Messenger” was in grand style . The film features Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan as a director, actor, writer, music composer, lyricist and singer. The music rights of the film have been taken by T series, which was represented by Ajay Kapoor and other senior level executives. The co-actors including Arpit Ranka and several well known Bollywood personalities were among the attendees for the event. MSG’s daughters Honeypreet Insan and Charanpreet Insan are debuting in the film, while they have also worked as creative directors. His youngest daughter has performed a duet along with MSG. Arpit Ranka, one of the villains, gained prominence playing Duryodhana in the recent version of the epic Mahabharat. Actress Rakhi Sawant, comedian Sunil Pal, comedian Rajiv Thakur, Music composer Shravan, former Big Boss winner Ijaz Khan were among the other notable attendees.
MSG announces assistance for injured stuntmen
In a humanitarian gesture, Saint Insaan announced that stuntmen who were injured will be provided medical assistance from his personal remuneration of every film. Vidya Shetty, a stuntman who was paralysed waist-down in 2001, would be the first benefactor of the scheme, he declared. Senior stuntman Mr. Ram Shetty, and his son Mr. Anand Shetty were present on behalf of the ailing stuntman.
Proceeds from the film to set up state-of-the-art skin bank in North India
MSG announced that both his personal proceeds and revenues generated by Hakikat Entertainment would be utilised in setting up a state-of-the-art skin bank in North India. Whilst he holds several Guinness World Records for blood donation, he has also established the world’s largest eye bank in the charitable sector. The skin bank, he added, would not only provide skin to burn and trauma patients, but also help develop a full-fledged facial transplantation program for women who have been victims of acid attacks that unfortunately are growing rampantly in the country.
Saint Insaan performs his magical melodies
On persistent demand by the audience, Saint Insaan sang portions from a few of his popular new songs that had the audiences spellbound. Several media persons who had finished with the press meet much earlier, stayed behind only due to the charisma and allure of his performance.
MSG2 – The Messenger, was released by Hakikat Entertainment in around 2000 screens on 18th September and saw a massive opening week box office response. Recording a collection of 42.51 crore on the opening weekend, the film saw record breaking house-full shows through the week, and raked in a total of 102.88 crore in the first week since its release.
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42.51 Crore
Monday to Thursday
60.37 Crore
Several cities and towns saw houseful signboards on hundreds of screens and shows. The Punjab release as well has seen a strong reception and is expected to provide a significant fillip to revenues. The film continues to roll into the second week with a very significant screen count and an undiminished fervour among the surging crowds.
Mr. Ajay Dhamija, spokesperson for Hakikat Entertainemnt Pvt. Ltd., said that the company is very pleased with the reaction. These were only the Hindi belt figures from India, he said and added, “This is just the beginning. With our impending Tamil, Telugu, English and overseas release, these figures are bound to grow.”

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Popular singer Javed Ali releases the most romantic song ‘Udne Lagaa’

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Udne Lagaa’, the most romantic song of the year from upcoming Hindi film Four Pillars of Basement was launched by popular singer Javed Ali at Big FM Studios in Mumbai. Actors Dillzan Wadia Allya Singh, composer Anurag Mohan and Gautam Bafana were present at the event. ‘Udne Lagaa’ has been composed by Anurag Mohan and has been beautifully pasteurized on lead actors Dillzan Wadia and Allya Singh capturing their amazing chemistry. Udne Lagaa has been shot in exotic locations of Goa, Vadodra & Mumbai for the romantic quotient.
Pratyush Prakash is the lyricist while Kiran Giri has choreographed this romantic track.  The other melodious tracks in the film are – Tu hai Gajab soniye (party song), Rehmo karam (melodious song), Ruh yeh qaid hai (sufi song). Film’s title track – Tu hai Gajab soniye has been enjoying the top 10 position in the various music categories for the past two weeks.
Singer Javed Ali said, “I am very happy to lend my voice for a song like ‘Udne Lagaa’. I loved the feel of it the minute I heard the lyrics. I am sure this song will prove itself to be the most romantic song for everyone who’s in love.”
Four Pillars of Basement is an upcoming Hindi movie starring Dillzan Wadia, Bruna Abdullah, Allya Singh and Shawar Ali. This psycho thriller is written by Rajan Safri (USA), directed by Girish Nayak K and produced by Gautam Bafana & Pravin Chudasama. 
Four pillars of basement is a psycho thriller that shows human frailties and capricious nature. The protagonist Samir is a conniving person. He works as a security officer in a mall and has a big crush on riya working in one of the offices in the mall. He has tracked Riya since last 4 years and knows everything about her, during this years he has kept all the incidents in mind occurred with Riya, and one fine day, that is new year's evening he plans to make his first move which he has been waiting for since last 4 years . Now the story turns when his twin brother a lunatic and a mad person elopes the mental hospital to add more confusion to the plot. The movie unfolds dramatically as the heroine is trapped in the basement and is unable to get out of it... In  climax will the hero of the movie- as the twin lunatic is held responsible ? will the security officer is left Punished? For That you need to Watch FOUR PILLARS OF BASEMENT

Saturday, September 26, 2015

'Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon' gets a grand opening on the first day!

Collects Rs 10.15 Cr on the very first day!
It's a big day for Kapil Sharma as his debut Bollywood movie ' Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon' has released worldwide. But what we got to know that, the movie has got a massive opening at the box office.
The film has opened to a whooping amount of Rs 10.15 Cr on Friday making it its first day collection
Just day one, and the box office records are already soaring high with figures and is the highest opening for any actor who has made his debut in Bollywood.
After a long time, Abbas – Mustan have again ventured in comedy. Now we can definitely say that they are back with a bang and the audiences are absolutely loving and appreciating the film!
Kapil is already in awe with all the love and support he's been getting from his fans across India.
Infact, we hear that many theatres are already house full till Sunday and many fans are still awaited to watch the movie.
'Kis kisko pyaar karoon' has had an amazing kick start and good start to Kapil's Bollywood career!
The film is produced by Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain and Abbas Mustan and stars Kapil Sharma, Arbaaz Khan, VarunSharma, Manjari Fadnis, Elli Avram, Simran Mundi and Sai Lokur. The film has released worldwide.

Friday, September 25, 2015

CROSSWORD BOOKSTORE HOSTS THE BOOK SIGNING OF SCULPT AND SHAPE BY YASMIN KARACHIWALA BOLLYWOOD STARS SOORAJ PANCHOLI AND ATHIYA SHETTY- GUESTS OF HONOR AT THE EVENT

Crossword Bookstore hosted the book signing session of SCULPT AND SHAPE by Bollywood Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala at their Kemps Corner outlet today. The guests of honor at the event were Bollywood debutantes Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty who interacted with the author and spoke to audience present about the book. 
About Crossword Bookstore:
Crossword Bookstores Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Shopper's Stop Ltd - India's leading department store chain with 97 stores, across 30 cities in India and as on today is India's fastest growing chain of bookstores. At Crossword we aim to be a point of cultural and social interaction where authors and poets hold court, where children are regaled, where people gravitate to be informed, to be entertained, even enlightened. Crossword vision is to build community centers for readers across the Country. Crossword launched the Crossword Book Award in 1998 to recognize and reward the best of Indian writing across Fiction, Non Fiction, Children's, Translation & Popular. Since its inception in 15th October 1992, It has been featured in Advertising Age International, USA, as one of the Marketing Superstars for 1994. The Bookseller, UK, has also described it as 'being on the cutting edge of retailing' in India. Crossword was ranked the 6th most admired retailer in India by Business world for the year 2006. It also won the Star Retailer Award for the Best Lifestyle Retailer in Books & Music in 2011. Crossword won the Retailer of the Year Award - Leisure (Books, Music and Gifts Category) at the Images Retail Awards 2005 & 2007& 2009. Crossword received the Federation of Indian Publishers Award for excellence in Publishing for the year 2004 on 18th June 2005 at the hands of Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development. It won the Debutant E-retailer of the year - books - at India eRetail Awards 2012. In 2013 Crossword also won The ET Retail Award for Marketing for ‘Crossword Popular Award’. It won the Best Book retailer award in 2014 at the Indian Retail Awards

INDIAN FILM ACTOR & YOUTH ICON, ARJUN KAPOOR, TO HIGHLIGHT INDIA’S ROLE IN THE GLOBAL GOALS AT THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL

Global Citizen Festival kick-starts the Global Goals campaign to reach 7 billion people in 7 days following the agreement of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development 
One of India’s leading “young guns” film actors and Global Goals campaign international champion, Arjun Kapoor, will be participating at this year’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park New York, on Saturday 26th September, as an Indian Ambassador for the event.
The annual Global Citizen Festival, organised by the Global Poverty Project, is a free, action-rewarded, and advocacy driven music festival with a live audience of 60,000 people, where fans engage with social and economic development issues in order to win tickets. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman, Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde, Arjun will join an esteemed lineup of talent, which includes performances by Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.  The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, President of the World Bank Jim Kim, and various Heads of Government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, were guests of honor at last year’s event.
Announced guests for this year’s event includes UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moonBill and Melinda Gates; World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim;
United States Vice President Joe Biden; United States First Lady Michelle Obama; Norwegian Prime MinisterErna Solberg; Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven; Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel;  and the Prime Minister of Malta,Joseph Muscat.
Following his advocacy and focused effort as the ambassador of WWF India, Arjun’s impact with youth and his popularity made him a natural choice for the Global Citizen Festival and Global Goals campaign.  The multifaceted actor will provide remarks at the event to showcase the progress India has made over recent decades, as well as highlight the challenges that remain, including India’s sanitation challenge.
The Global Citizen Festival will kick start the Global Goals campaign which aims to reach 7 billion people in 7 days with news of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (26 September – 2 October 2015). Conceived by renowned filmmaker and founder of Comic Relief Richard Curtis for the United Nations, the Global Goals campaign is supported by a variety of existing campaigns, including Project Everyone, action/2015 and Global Citizen. This unprecedented effort – which exists to both make the goals famous and push for their full implementation - will culminate on 25 September at the UN when 193 world leaders will adopt The Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious targets to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.
With India being the world’s youngest country and with more than half of its population being under the age of 25, the youth has been a driving force behind many social movements in recent years, with the ability to create positive change. Arjun’s presence will support in spreading awareness of the Global Goals far and wide with Indian youth to inspire positive action. 
A one-hour TV spectacle live from the Global Citizen Festival stage will be curated by Richard Curtis and Chris Martin (Coldplay) and will be shown on VH1 in India on 28th September 2015. The event will also be streamed live at www.youtube.com/globalcitizen

Launching the biggest multi-starrer series on the Internet, Y-Films' Man's World, for gender equality

What are Parineeti Chopra, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda, Rhea Chakraborty, Bhumi Pednekar, Pritish Nandy, Soni Razdan, Shruti Seth, Aditi Singh Sharma, Cyrus Sahukar, Meiyang Chang, Anupama Chopra, Aditi Mittal, Naveen Kasturia, Miss Malini, RJ Malishka, Priyanka Bose, Shweta Tripathi doing together? 
Launching the biggest multi-starrer series on the Internet, Y-Films’ Man’s World, for gender equality.
Y Films, the youth division of Yash Raj Films, India’s leading movie studio, is premiering the biggest multi-starrer series on the internet, Man’s World, on September 29, on YouTube. The trailer of the four-part series launches today on YouTube.com/YFilms. 
The series, which has been created to promote the cause of gender equality in India to support the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development campaign, features some of the biggest influencers associated with the cause of gender equality like Parineeti Chopra, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda, Soni Razdan, Pritish Nandy, Rhea Chakraborty, Bhumi Pednekar, Miss Malini, Cyrus Sahukar, Shweta Tripathi, Priyanka Bose, Anupama Chopra, Aditi Mittal, Nidhi Singh, Naveen Kasturia, Meiyang Chang, Aditi Singh Sharma and RJ Malishka.
Man’s World, a comedy, is a what if. What if women treated men, the way men treat women. It is a story about walking a mile in their shoes, in that world. The lead protagonist of the series, Kiran, is a man who believes the world is unfair to men, and soon finds out how unequal, uncomfortable and unfair the treatment to women really was, when he faces gender discrimination as a man in a world that gets ‘flipped’. Kiran is played by Gaurav Pandey, who is being launched by YRF in the series. The series is written and directed by Vikram Gupta, who has earlier directed the Ching’s ‘Hunger Ki Bajao’ campaign TVCs, starring Ranveer Singh and produced by YRF.
YRF has been working closely with Richard Curtis, the writer-director of iconic films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, and his team at Project everyone, to create this series, to promote Goal 5 of the Global Goals campaign. The aim of Goal 5 is to ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all girls and women, everywhere’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall pledge the country’s commitment to Goal 5’s ‘Gender Equality’ on September 25th at the UN General Assembly in New York.
Says Parineeti Chopra, “YRF has always been ahead of its time. It was only natural that if the UN did something in India, YRF would be involved in it. I hope this series brings a positive change in everybody’s life.”
Says Pritish Nandy, “The crux of the matter is that you and I and all of us must practise gender equality all the time in every context without talking too much about it. It’s something that must exist in your life as a matter of fact.
Says Kalki Koechlin, “It’s fantastic that YRF is working in collaboration with the UN. I really hope the series picks up and people become more conscious about inequality.”
Says Richa Chadda, “It’s a really nice initiative and the script is great fun too. What’s been great to see is that the men associated with the project are also revaluating themselves. Because feminism isn’t necessarily  about hey women we are better than men , it’s the notion that we are created equal. 
YRF Vice President, Ashish Patil says, “Big shout outs & big love to all the fantastic people who've come on board and helped turn our first series, Man's World, into the biggest multistarrer ever on the internet! They've all brought in an incredible energy and their own experiences into getting this very important message on gender equality out there to as many people as possible, making Man's World truly special. We're hoping our viewers enjoy watching it as much as we did making it."
Man’s World will be available to audiences for free on the YFilms’ YouTube channel, starting 29th September. The second episode will premiere on 1st October, the third on 6th October, and the series finale will air on 8th October.
An exclusive, one-time only premiere of the full series will happen at the 6th Jagran Film Festival, at its final chapter in Mumbai, on October 1 at 8.30 pm at Fun Cinemas, Andheri West. For more information on registrations, log on to www.jff.co.in. or www.bookmyshow.com
Man’s World premieres September 29th on Youtube.com/YFilms.
ABOUT PROJECT EVERYONE
Project Everyone is the brainchild of Richard Curtis with the ambition to tell everyone in the world about the Global Goals so they are best achieved. The project’s Founding Partners include Aviva, Getty Images, Pearson, SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association, Standard Chartered, Unilever and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In India, the Global Goals campaign is being supported by various corporates, organisations, media houses and NGOs including Reliance Group - the first Global Goals Campaign Partner from India, Tata Group, eBay India, Confederation of Indian Industry, Hero MTB Himalaya, Hello! India Magazine, Yash Raj Films, Magic Bus and Akshaya Patra. All over the world the project is being supported by hundreds of television, radio, poster and digital companies, mobile phone and broadband providers, NGO organisations from all sectors, businesses, sports clubs, film and television production companies, record labels, events, magazines and retailers, all of whom have agreed to carry the goals to their fans, customers and users to help them become known all over the world. 
For more information please visit www.projecteveryone.org. 
About the Global Goals for Sustainable Development
The Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of the ambitious new global agenda that have been agreed and will be adopted by the 193 Member States at the Sustainable Development Summit which will take place September 25th-27th, 2015, in New York at the United Nations. More than 160 world leaders will be in New York to adopt the goals -- which builds on the UN's successful Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) that have lifted millions out of poverty. This new agenda will build on the successes and go further because it is a universal agenda that will improve the lives of all people around the world. 
Through an integrated approach, the goals will tackle the social, economic and environmental challenges to achieve sustainable development to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The new Sustainable Development agenda will guide all countries on a path that will transform the lives of all people toward increased prosperity and greater well-being while protecting the environment. 
For more information, please visit www.globalgoals.org. 
About Y-Films
Y-Films is the dynamic, vibrant start-up at the intersection of films, creativity and youth culture that hopes to challenge the norm and detonate boundaries. Giving the youth a creative outlet and voice that will entertain and unite on film and beyond. A studio that promises to deliver kick ass films of the youth, by the youth, for the youth. And be a platform for talent – both on screen and behind the scenes – who will break and set new rules of story-telling. Wanna know more? Come on in… www.yfilms.in

Dil chahta hai 3D!

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It took a cardiologist with a heart to spot the enthusiasm of a former pizza delivery boy to get FogSV Festival of Globe to be the first Film Festival in the world to be shot on 3D 360 virtual reality


He is 26,  sports a mohawk, wears a 3D tigerhead bag on his back, sports a slim stand set with two GoPro 180 degree cameras, and a 360 degree 3D camera, and glides effortlessly on a self-balancing scooter across all floors and can talk for hours on end. He is Raja Singh or 3D Raja, the young man who has been taken on by cardiologist Dr Romesh Japra to shoot the FogSV Festival of Globe in 3D virtual reality, the first film festival in the world to be shot in 3D 360 virtual reality.
A manager with Mind VR, a cinematic content creation company, a young man who till 12 months back, was a pizza delivery boy with Dominoes. “I delivered pizzas for eight years.  And at the same time, I learnt graphic designing and video editing three years ago. Fate brought him face to face with Guy Coggin, the CEO of Mind VR at an Indian musical show. The contagious energy of young Raja attracted Guy Coggin who was the man behind aura photography.
Coggin showed Raja a demo of virtual reality and he was hooked. “When I watch television, my mother cuts onions, and ten things happen at home simultaneously. Now, with Oculus Rift, I am into my own world, my space, my virtual reality. I knew this is what I wanted to do. The feeling of someone standing right there, you can feel that heat, that emotion – the television comes out, reaches out -- I love that effect.”
Raja studied the technology, how to shoot, edit and stitch, and then set out to make this technology work. A meeting with Dr Romesh Japra, and Raja was in. “Dr Japra had full faith in me. He gave me an opportunity to shoot the highlights in 3D without even taking a look at the world through my glasses. He is a knowledge bank. And his faith, it touched me.”
Raja has already shot the press conference, red carpet, interviews, and will shoot the event highlights in 3D. And seeing the celebrities lining up to get their interviews done, it looks like Raja Singh’s 3D world will clear up as he brings to life FogSV on 3D!
What next? “I have come to India to shoot the Golden Temple and then Amarnath. I have shown my mother London and Paris through 3D, but mom wants to see the Golden Temple and Amarnath but she cannot travel. So my first project in India will be dedicated to my parents and God. And then, I would like to shoot Salman Khan’s wedding!” Touche!

Yash Raj Films to Distribute “Hanuman vs Mahiravana” and “Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka” across India for Green Gold Animation

Apart from its home productions, Yash Raj Films has successfully distributed films of other renowned film-makers across India through ...