SANIA MIRZA UNVEILS SEASON 3 OF THE LABEL BAZAAR
Anam Mirza, the stylist & sister of the famous tennis champion Sania Mirza, along with partner & entrepreneur Akbar Rasheed announced the launch of the 3rd season of their well – known fashion exhibition The Label Bazaar. After 2 very successful seasons of this exhibition, the duo is now taking it to 3 cities across India and who better to make this announcement than brand ambassador Sania Mirza. Providing all to do with fashion under one roof, from accessories to ethnic wear to shoes, bags & beauty, The Label Bazaar gives everything a shopaholic wants in one place. This 3 city tour will be happening between Jan, 2017 & Mar, 2017. “It’s always an amazing experience to work with family; there is a lot of understanding both ways. Anam & Akbar have a deep understanding of fashion and their consumers which is clearly visible in the brand and every exhibition they conduct. I’m glad to be a part of it and I’m looking forward to this 3 city tour and wish them all the luck,” says Sania Mirza. Continuing to recreate the magic in Mumbai & Chennai in 2017, The Label Bazaar is well – known for their extravagant exhibitions in Hyderabad, their hometown. “We are very excited to showcase designers from all over and bring together some of the best fashion designers under one roof for this 3 city tour,” says Anam
AKSHAY KUMAR’S ‘JOLLY LLB 2’ HAS SHADES OF BIRBAL
Akshay Kumar is excited about his lead role in JOLLY LLB 2, the sequel to Subhash Kapoor’s 2013 directorial. The actor feels that the character is inspired by Birbal, 1 of the 9 gems of Emperor Akbar’s court. In fact, Akki’s connection with the historical figure goes back to his childhood. Back then, his father Hari Om Bhatia used to read out to him the stories of Akbar & Birbal. As a young boy , the actor loved listening to tales of how the wise & quick – thinking royal advisor resolved issues with his intelligence, consequently bringing a smile to everyone’s faces and at the same time, also communicating a message through his actions. Eventually , when Akshay heard about his role in the film, he was enthused about playing a character that embodies similar qualities as his “bachpan ka hero”. Audiences are looking forward to the sequel, as the 1st film was appreciated for its interesting plot, which was based on a real -life incident.
RISHI BHUTANI & GURLEEN CHOPRA STARRER ‘ASHLEY’ TRAILER IS OUT NOW
The Trailer of ASHLEY, a romantic triller, produced by Swatantra Goel (Savi Goel, USA) is already trending on social media, attracting hug applause. ASHLEY stars Rishi Bhutani & Gurleen Chopra besides Mohit Baghel, Dolly Chawala, Dinesh Hingu, Birlbal & Shakti Kapoor. Savi Goel is a creative director while Keval Singh is the director. The music has been composed by Dushyant Dubey. The Story has been written by famous writer Mir Munir while screenplay & dialogues has been written by Savi Goel & Mir Munir. The film is slated to release on 6th Jan, 2017 across India.
MORE AWARDS POUR FOR SANDIP SOPARRKAR IN 2016
The year 2016 is about to come to an end and if we look back at the year gone by it was filled with ups & downs for internationally acclaimed choreographer Sandip Soparrkar. On one side his personal life was the talk of the nation when his wife Jesse Randhawa and he announced their separation and on the other side his professional life got him loads of awards & accolades. In The United States of America he was bestowed with the “Visionary Award” by Lions Club International for developing a special Ballroom dance program for the visually impaired, the syllabus that he built is now practiced by the visually impaired people in USA. Back home in a grand ceremony Sandip was honoured with the “WOW Personality Award”. Winners of Worthiness Award was given to the dynamic choreographer by Shobhaa Arya, editor of Bliss Equity Lifestyle Lounge. The year indeed seemed to be very lucky for the choreographer as he received award after awards for his incredible contribution in the field of Dance. Renowned Guru Kumaran Swami gave the “Films Today Dream Achievers Award” to Sandip at a ceremony held in Mumbai recently. Prahlaad Modi, younger brother of PM Shri Narendra Modi & Counsul General of China in Mumbai were the chief guest for the evening. Sandip Soparrkar averred, “I feel privileged that both USA & India have recognized my work & appreciated my dance. These awards are like a pat on my back for always keeping dance ahead of me & my personal life.
SUNNY LEONE RECEIVES PETA’S “PERSON OF THE YEAR” AWARD
Sunny Leone will receive PETA’s “Person Of The Year” award for her dedication to promoting the rescue of homeless dogs & cats, as well as her compassion for animals abused & killed for their skin. Earlier this year, the 35 – year – old star featured in an ad campaign by the organization which encouraged people to “be an angel” and adopt a homeless dog. “Animals have been close to my heart for as long as I can remember. A great line that I read which stays with me is “I see humans, but I don’t see humanity!” We should do what is right and humans are the only true voice that can help animals be free & loved. I believe as actors or celebrities it’s not just about the voice speaking out but also about our actions as a people. This last year I spent a lot of time working with dogs that were burned alive, boiled, amputated, beaten & tortured. Marc Ching at The Animal hope & wellness foundation opened my eyes to what is happening in parts of the world. Thank you Peta for allowing me to be one of your many voices and I plan to keep yelling out loud for animals to be safe! “ says Sunny Leone.
DHARMENDRA GIVES UP NON – VEGETARIAN FOOD WHEN DINING WITH WIFE HEMA
In Zarine Khan’s show, Spices & Secrets on the channel Living Foodz, Esha gave viewers a rare peek into the celebrated Dharmendra – Hema Malini marriage and reveals that Dharmendra turns vegetarian when he’s on the dining table with Hema, who’s a strict vegetarian herself. “My parents marriage is what inspires my own relationship with Bharat. Like my mom, I too am a vegetarian, but my husband loves his meat – dishes. While my home has a mix of cuisines during meal – times, it still melts my heart when I see my strong Punjabi dad forgo his favorite non – vegetarian fare for my mom”, says Esha. On being asked about her absence from Bollywood post her marriage, Esha confessed that she misses acting, and would love to be back in the limelight if an exciting project comes her way. Over a scrumptious meal of vegetable biryani,
Daboo & Esha discuss how the nature of celebrity photoshoots have changed over the years. “When I started my career, portrait shoots were all the rage. But today the focus has shifted to capturing the oomph, with body shots being the centre of attention”, says Daboo. Esha seconds that, and gushes that Siddharth Malhotra’s photoshoots are her favourite to watch.
‘JEENA ISI KA NAAM HAI’ TEASER TRAILER RELEASED
Bibia Films Pvt. Ltd attached the teaser trailer of their upcoming film JEENA ISI KA NAAM HAI in Mumbai along with Dangal. Director Keshhav Panneriy also gave audiences another surprise when they came to the theatres in the form of a 7Feet x 4Feet 3D standee with lighting in the creative, which has never been done by any Bollywood films. Both the teaser & the standee are far from being conventional, where you feel different emotions but still have many questions about the film. Keshhav Panneriy said, “JEENA ISI KA NAAM HAI is not just another film for me and my team but a soulful journey that’s being helmed by courageous hearts such as Purnima Mead, to create magic on screen.” JEENA ISI KA NAAM HAI is a family entertainer with a perfect blend of action, romance & comedy. The film stars Arbaaz Khan, Himansh Kohli, Manjari Fadnis, Ashutosh Rana, Rati Agnihotri, Supriya Pathak & Prem Chopra. The film is produced by Bibia Films Pvt. Ltd and the music is composed by Harry Anand, Onkar Minhas, Siddhant Madhav, Deepak Aggarwal & Vishoo Mukherjee. The film will release on 3rd Mar, 2017. Bibia Films Pvt. Ltd. is an Indo – US Film company co – partnered with Purnima Mead & Stanton Mead.
KHOOSHI THAKKAR & YOGESH LAKHANI OF BRIGHT OUTDOOR HOSTS BRIGHT
PERFECT MISS INDIA 2016 PRESS MEET IN MUMBAI
Khooshi Thakkar, Gurubhai Thakkar & Yogesh Lakhani of Bright, Srinivas Rao of “People’s Engineering”, Supriya Mukherji, Ekta Jain, Designer Archana Kochhar, Sana Khan & Avantika were present at the press conference of Bright Perfect Miss India 2016 in Mumbai. The participating models were introduced to the media. Archana Kochhar, Tanisha Singh, Ekta Jain, Salma Agah, Afzal Thakkar, Sasha Agah, Avantika Srivastava, Sana Khan et will judge the final event on 28th Dec, 2016 at HL Sun N Sand Juhu.
ABHISHEK BACHCHAN BULLIES FARAH KHAN INTO MAKING BREAKFAST FOR HIM!!!
After some shocking revelations about her worst red carpet moment, the outspoken Farah Khan, who was the latest guest on Neha Dhupia’s audio show #NoFilterNeha, has revealed that Abhishek Bachchan would refuse to come on the sets of HAPPY NEW YEAR if Farah didn’t make breakfast for him!!! Well, aren’t we surprised to hear that Big B’s son can also throw small tantrums like these. While speaking to Neha, this is what Farah had to say – “So, I’ll tell you Neha, you have to come to my shoots. It’s because it’s a food fest. I believe that when you’re shooting, people should be happy. So, for breakfast we’ll have a dosa corner and then we have an English Breakfast corner. So, when Abhishek, I love him so I had to make breakfast for him every morning before shot otherwise he would not come on the floors. I had to literally make scrambled eggs or fry eggs for him and make sausages and like feed him.”
WHEN KJO TURNED FASHION POLICE FOR FARAH KHAN
On the latest episode of #NoFilterNeha, Neha Dhupia has managed to get the popular filmmaker Farah Khan. Farah, who is known to be honest and completely unfiltered in her thoughts & speech, was a delight to listen to. From speaking about her many actors in the industry to being honest in the famous “WORST EVER” game, she has truly spoken her thoughts out loud. When Neha asked her about her worst red carpet moment, you will be surprised to here what she had to say! She said -”My worst red carpet moment? When Karan told me i am wearing the red carpet and I’ve come. I was wearing a red dress and he said you know you are supposed to walk on a red carpet not wear the red carpet and come.”
NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI’S NEXT SOLO RELEASE, ‘HARAAMKHOR’ HAS FINALLY BEEN CLEARED BY THE FCAT IN A LANDMARK JUDGEMENT
HARAAMKHOR was banned by the Censor Board since they feared that its subject was very provocative. This Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Shweta Tripathi starrer revolves around an illicit relationship between a school teacher and his teenage student. Post the ban, the makers of the film, Producers Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap & Feroze Alameer along with director Shlok Sharma decided to get justice for the movie which made them file a case in the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. After the appeal, a special panel was made to watch the movie during which their perception changed. The FCAT has passed a landmark judgment on Haraamkhor by not only clearing the film but also by giving it U / A certificate. The makers felt gratified when the tribunal recognized the social value of their film and were kind enough to support them and give it a U / A certificate. In their words, they felt that the film could be used for “furthering a social message and warning the girls to be aware of their rights”. Guneet Amarpreet Kaur said “It is indeed a landmark judgement and we are very happy that we can finally release the film and show it to our audience. After winning MAMI a lot of audiences have been asking for the film.” Shlok Sharma said, “Every film has its destiny and I’m very happy that HARAAMKHOR has finally fulfilled it. I’m so grateful to everyone who stood by me and the film through these testing times, especially Nawazbhai, Shweta & Guneet”
The film is all set to come on the celluloid silver screen on 13th Jan, 2017.
ADITYA ROY KAPOOR – ANURAG BASU – GANESH ACHARYA – AMOL GUPTE – PRIYA DUTT SPREAD JOY WITH CANCER STRUCK CHILDREN AT TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
HOPE, started in 2006 is now the biggest annual event for pediatric cancer patients in Tata Memorial Hospital. This year, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anurag Basu, Ganesh Acharya, Amol Gupte joined Priya Dutt & children fighting Cancer at Tata Memorial Hospital to ring in Christmas celebrations & to celebrate life and bring in cheer amongst the children. Aditya Roy Kapoor went a step further and sang his latest release “Humma Humma” from his upcoming movie OK JAANU, while playing his guitar, with a cancer survivor who is also a singer, and created a poignant moment for the entire audiences. Children fighting cancer & children who have survived cancer put up a brilliant show for the parents with their performances in Dance, drama & music. Amole Gupte & Aditya Roy Kapoor were awed by the exhibition of photographs, works of arts & crafts, displayed during the event. The children & their familes, over the last 3 months, were taught varied skills by professionals, while undergoing treatment for cancer, and had created these beautiful exhibits. The professor for photography, who gave these children a unique way of expressing their thoughts & their world, is Rajen Nair – a deaf & mute professional photographer, who has been leading this workshop for many years now.
DAISY SHAH SHOOTS FOR ‘RAMRATAN’ IN SURVE FARM, PANVEL
The shooting of film RAMRATAN starring Daisy Shah & Rishi Bhutani is going on since last 15 days, where many sequences were picturised along with a song on a lavish set of a Palace with 300 hundred junior dancers on Daisy Shah & Rishi Bhutani under the choreography of Shabina Khan. The film RAMRATAN is being made under the banner of Sab Star Movies under the direction of Govind Sakariya, produced by Sanjay Patel, Ashwin Patel & Bharat Dodiya, co – produced by Kaushik Patel & Pankaj Dodiya, story & screenplay by Praful Parekh, dialogues by Anwar Shah, music by Bappi Lahiri, cinematography by Arvind Singh Puvar, associate creative direction by Ashok Ghosh & Dhananjay Singh, executive produced by Hemal Joshi, choreography by Lolipop, Mudassar & Shabina Khan, edited by Ashok Rumade & art by Pradeep Singh. The film Stars Daisy Shah, Rishi Bhutani, Mahesh Thakur, Sudha Chandran, Rajpal Yadav, Sumit Vats, Angela Krislinzki, Angel Thakur, Prashant Rajput & Satish Kaushik. Now only one song is balance to shoot, and the film will be completed.
SHAHID KAPOOR UNDERGOES SWORD FIGHTING & HORSE RIDING LESSONS
Known for being a perfectionist, talented actor Shahid Kapoor immerses himself into any character that he does. For the upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s PADMAVATI Shahid essays the role of Raja Ratan Singh Rawal of Chittor while Deepika plays his wife queen of Chittor, Rani Padmavati. The actor has immersed himself and is continuously doing night shifts for the same. To get into the character of the role as a King, Shahid is busy undergoing sword fighting & horse riding classes during the day while shooting during the night. Source close to Shahid says, “Being a perfectionist, Shahid has hired a personal trainer who is busy training him in sword fighting as well as horse riding lessons. The actor wants to get everything right and bring more authenticity to his role. The actor is busy shooting at night for the film while he is taking classes during the day.” Going by Shahid’s Instagram it looks like the actor is working on his body. He has gotten deep into the skin of, we have been also hearing about his sizzling chemistry with Deepika and that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is very happy with the way the shoot is going on.
ISSUE BASED LOVE STORY ‘CHAUHAR: THE BEGINNING OF A REVOLUTION’ ALL SET TO RELEASE!!!
CHAUHAR: THE BEGINNING OF A REVOLUTION stars Amit Singh Kashyap & Richa Dixit in the main leads and is a true love story from Bihar, which explores the never seen facts about the Indian society. The story is based on a popular love saga remembered as “Reshma – Chauharmal Ka Khela”. Other actors include Amar Jyoti, Vivekanand Jha, Vijay Singh Pal, Dinkar Bhardwaj & Anil Patang. Directed by Raghubeer Singh & produced by Dinkar Bhardwaj. Rupak Sharar is the writer for story, screenplay & dialogues.