Showing posts from November, 2016

The Bee Gees sign to Capitol Records - A UMG Label

The Bee Gees, one of the world's most commercially successful and acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, has signed a long-term worldwide agreement with Capitol Records that encompasses the legendary trio’s entire catalogue of recorded music, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett and Bee Gees founding member Barry Gibb.  In addition to 22 studio albums and several soundtracks, including the mega-selling Saturday Night Fever, the agreement includes the rights to numerous compilation albums, unreleased recordings and long-form audiovisual projects. Capitol, in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), Barry Gibb and the estates of co-founding members Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb – will spearhead an array of comprehensive and forward-thinking sales and marketing campaigns designed to reinvigorate The Bee Gees’ illustrious catalogue.  As Steve Barnett explained, “The Bee Gees catalogue is one of the most esteemed and impor…

Director Manish Tiwary back with ISSAQ team for his next titled Chidiakhana; SHOOTING OF CLIMAX FOOTBALL MATCH

Present on the set were Ravi Kishen,Prashant Narayanan, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Govind Namdev,Ravi gossain with Ritwik Sahore (Dangal fame) as young Bihari football player who lands at a Marathi dominated chawl in Mumbai
Director Manish Tiwary is shooting his sports film titled Chidiakhana in various locations of Mumbai as varied as Piarel chawls to Girgaum chowpatty to old Port areas in Ray Road. Tiwary feels authentic locations are key to giving life and soul of the film. The film is based around the game of football and one of the key locations is the playground that the matches are played on. The crew of the film had seen more than a dozen grounds from those in south Mumbai to Chembur to Nalasopara only to find that a society ground at Four Bungalows in Andheri perfectly suits the film!
Titled Chidiakhana the film is about, a Bihari teenager who lands up in a Marathi chawl with his mother. The boy has a passion for football and is trying to get a place in the BMC football team and the m…


Less than three weeks to go for the much awaited multi genre fest ‘Enchanted Valley Carnival’, slated to be held at the Aamby Valley Airstrip, the carnival is all ready for its headliner and pop sensation Flo-Rida. The American Hip hop artist is coming to India at the Absolut. Enchanted Valley Carnival to enchant us with his tunes and raps his favorite chartbusting numbers. One of the leading performer of EVC,2016, Flo Rida will be headlining the show with his pop numbers right from ‘Low’ to ‘Club Can’t Handle me’ and ‘Good Feeling’ to even the latest hits like ‘Whistle’ and ‘My House.’ Adding to the fun is an EVC Contest opportunity where fans can get a chance to win exciting prizes and also get a chance to meet him. Using the hastag- #AEVCfloRidaPartyCrew, the contest is giving everyone a chance to win prizes and even to party with FloRida and dance on his tunes. Contest details are below. So, Get ready because it’s time we begin our countdowns for some of the biggest musical names comi…

हुमा कुरैशी को माँ की उपलब्धियों पर गर्व

हुमा कुरैशी हमेशा ​उनके जीवन में ​अपनी माँ को ​एक मजबूत ​महिला मानती है , ​हुमा को हर​ कदम ​पर  प्रोत्साहित करने ​का श्रेय अपनी माँ ​को देती है । लघु और मध्यम उद्योगों के भारत यूरोपीय मंडलों के सहयोग से पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्र विकास मंत्रालय द्वारा आयोजित​ ९ वे ​राष्ट्रीय महिला उत्कृष्टता पुरस्कार समारोह मे हुमा की माँ अमीना कुरैशी​ को सन्मानित किया गया। ​हूमा ने अपनी माँ ​इस​ रूप में​देखते हुए वे गर्व महसूस कर रही थी। ​हुमा की माँ को यह सन्मान उनके पुश्तेनीगांव गुरेज़ जो की कश्मीर में है अपनी ज़मीन पर एक मस्जिद , एक स्कूल की इमारत और छोटे बच्चों के लिए जीवन कौशल प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम का आयोजन करने के कारण मिला है ।

The Weeknd Gains Most Spotify Stream in a Single Day with ‘Starboy’

Canadian Pop singer and record producer Abél Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd has done it again as he breaks the record of receiving the most Spotify streams in one single day for a single artist on a platform!  His latest released album ‘Starboy’ has taken over the Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart with the title song ‘Starboy’ at the top with more than 4 million streams. The title song is also doing the rounds on YouTube as the music video has amassed more than 284 hundred million views within a few weeks after its release. Starboy- The album features combinations from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, and more. The Weeknd’s third studio album featuring 18 songs  has received more than 36 million streams in a single day with the songs ‘I Feel it coming’ and ‘Party Monster’ on a consecutive 4th and 5th position. “I Feel It Coming” is also Top 10 on Spotify in over 30 countries including Switzerland, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Poland, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, US and …

Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival (in pics)


Kartik Aaryan and Ash King celebrate Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival’s second signature weekend with Mumbaikars

The second edition of Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival (MBEF) launched with huge fanfare recently. It witnessed over 12,000 people, who were present to experience the biggest social extravaganza that the city of Mumbai has seen in recent times! The innovative concept of ‘Silent Open Air Cinema’ which was introduced for the very first time in Mumbai turned out to be a sold out show. The Special Experience activity lived up to its title including Jalpa Vithalani’s exquisite artwork, Origami worfekshops, robotic displays, the interesting display of vintage cars and Heritage walks which provided an opportunity to discover the tremendous hidden gems and stories that are unknown to the world. Shubhra Bhardwaj – Founder and Creative Director of Ferriswheel Entertainment Pvt Ltd ensured that the grand launch of the second signature weekend surpassed the benchmark that they had set last year. She said, “It was heartwarming to see such a terrific response in just the second signature weekend of the …

Peshwa meets Peshwa on Super Dancer!

It was a fan moment for fourteen-year-old Rudra Soni who is set to play Bajirao in Sony Entertainment Television’s upcoming historic show, Peshwa Bajirao. Rudra Soni who played Bajirao’s son Nanasaheb in Bajirao Mastani has now been roped in to play the titular character on the show, Peshwa Bajirao.Rudra recently reunited with his onscreen father, Ranveer Singh, on the sets of the kids dance reality show, Super Dancer, where the 31-year-old actor joined the show’s judges, Shilpa Shetty, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapur, for a guest appearance.“I was very excited to meet Ranveer SIngh after a long time. He gave me a tight hug and we did the ‘Har Har Mahadev’ act from the film which was fun. I feel fortunate to have got the chance to play Bajirao’s son and now, I get to be Bajirao on a show. Ranveer wished me luck,” an excited Rudra said, adding that he bagged the show because of his turn in the film.“The makers felt I would fit the bill as I could connect with Bajirao’s story. We have alrea…

Harshvardhan Kapoor to learn Makgic Burat for Bhavesh Joshi

Known to be quite the perfectionist, Harshvardhan Kapoor , who has wowed everyone with his attention to detail and ability to get under the skin of his characters , will now train in Makgic Burat for his role in Vikramaditya Motwane's Bhavesh Joshi. The newest Kapoor on the block, who is the front runner for all the best debut awards this year, had trained in horse riding ,  polo and archery for Mirzya and will now learn different taekwondo blocks called Makgic Burat for a highlight action sequence in his next. Taekwondo blocks known as Makgi are used to stop and deflect an incoming attack. They engage various parts of the arm with the hand and are held in different positions such as knife-hand, closed fist etc. Each block is suitable for a particular kind of attack and may be combined with another punch or kick to make a counter-attack. Says a source, "Harsh always goes the extra mile for his roles and enjoys the entire process - He has never had any martial art training before…

Manoj Bajpayee becomes the first Indian actor to bag the Best Actor Award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Actor Manoj Bajpayee proves yet again that he is one of the finest performers in Bollywood. This year, the two time national award winner had enthralled the audiences with his outstanding and unique performance in critically acclaimed films like Aligarh, Budhia Singh: Born to Run, Traffic and Saat Uchakkey.  Each film saw Manoj Bajpayee in a diverse and challenging role which was greatly appreciated by everyone. Recently, the actor has set a record of being the first Indian actor to be awarded in the 'Best Actor' category at the prominent 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, which were held in Brisbane. Manoj Bajpayee was honored with ‘Best Actor’ award for his exceptional performance in Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh. The fine actor had made alive the character of a 64 years old gay professor Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was detained from his job due to his sexual orientation. Manoj Bajpayee had received high accolades for his performance and was also nominated in many international…

Tamannah Bhatia in Tommy Hilfiger Outfit

The beautiful and talented actress Tamannah Bhatia who is soaring high with success in her Bollywood and Tollywood world recently stepped out to attend a private event by the leading magazine Vogue. The stylish diva was seen wearing a classy Tommy Hilfiger outfit which was styled by Sanjana Batra, Hair by Aliya Shaikh and Make up by Billy Manik (Out of the Box). The actress looked fresh and classy as ever.


Worldwide Records Releases New Single “Saari Saari Raat” by Singer Biba Singh in Collaboration with TAZ -Stereo Nation and DJ Shadow Dubai Worldwide Records releases New Single “Saari Saari Raat” by Biba Singh in Collaboration with TAZ -Stereo Nation and DJ Shadow Dubai. The Trio are making waves with their new single “Saari Saari Raat”, all ready to rock the dance floors this party season. The song also has a video shot in New York and captures the essence of the party mood. This song caters to India as well as international markets as it spans talent from the USA, UK and Dubai with origins in India. The single is slated to release mid-November and will be available worldwide on all leading digital stores. An exotic location, catchy lyrics, refreshing music, talented dancers and an extraordinary crew; isn't it the definition of chart buster singles? I guess it is. The singles featuringthe three maestros hasdefinitely become the best selling singles of the year 2015-2016. I may be sli…


Sujoy Ghosh and Vidya Balan are back after four years. In 2012, this director and actor duo amazed everyone with the terrific story ‘Kahaani’ being perfectly portrayed by Vidya Balan.  Balan who started her acting career with television show 'Hum Paanch' might have never thought that she would come out with such flying colors. After proving her acting skills in films like 'Parineeta', 'The Dirty Picture', 'Bhool Bhulaiyya' and others she has now thrilled everyone with her unconventional acting in the promos of 'Kahaani 2'. After the trailer release, people still fail to speculate the story just like the part 1.   This time joining the talented team will be Arjun Rampal and we wonder with such amazing collaboration, the film is surely going to be a hit in the theaters. Arjun Rampal whose last musical flick 'Rock on 2' couldn't do well at the box office when asked if demonetization would effect 'Kahaani 2', he answered "Whe…

अपने सीरियलों से निकल जाने वाले एक्टर

कभी किसी पॉपूलर  सीरियल का कोई पॉपूलर चेहरा यकायक गायब हो जाता है या मार दिया जाता है।  दर्शक बेचैन हो उठता है उसकी नामौजूदगी से।  इधर कई पॉपुलर चेहरे टीवी सीरियल की कहानियों में मार दिए गए या कहीं बाहर चले गए।  साथ निभाना साथियां में अहम् का किरदार निभाने वाले अभिनेता मोहम्मद नाज़िम और यह रिश्ता क्या कहलाता है में नैतिक का किरदार निभाने वाले करण मेहरा गायब कर दिए गए।  यह दोनों पिछले ६-७ साल से अपने शो के पॉपुलर चेहरे थे।  इस कड़ी में इश्क़ का रंग सफ़ेद की धानी ईशा सिंह और टशन ए इश्क़ कुंज सिद्धांत गुप्ता के नामों को भी शामिल किया जा सकता है।  यह सितारे यकायक क्यों गायब हो गए टीवी स्क्रीन से ! बेशक, दूसरा अच्छा मौका ही पहला कारण था।  हालाँकि, करण मेहरा जैसे एक्टर ने खुद के बीमार होने का हवाला देते हुए शो छोड़ा था।  लेकिन आजकल वह बिग बॉस के घर के सदस्य बने नज़र आते हैं।  आइये जाने ऐसे ही कुछ नामों और उनसे जुड़े चेहरों को।
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सिद्धांत गुप्ता ने ज़ी टीवी के सीरियल टशन ए इश्क़ से ही टीवी डेब्यू किया था। इस सीरियल में उन्होंने कुञ्ज का किरदार किया था।  द…

MAX 2 Highlights and Listings- 1st- 15th December, 2016

THU 2016-12-01 8:00:00 PM MEHNDI FRI 2016-12-02 8:00:00 PM KAHO NAA PYAAR HAI SAT 2016-12-03 7:00:00 PM DACAIT SUN 2016-12-04 7:00:00 PM YAARANA MON 2016-12-05 8:00:00 PM POLICEWALA GUNDA TUE 2016-12-06 8:00:00 PM