ADNAN SAMI TO MAKE HIS ACTING DEBUT IN RADHIKA RAO & VINAY SAPRU’S NEXT
Adnan Sami is all set to make his acting debut with Radhika Rao & Vinay Sapru’s next film – Afghan – In Search Of A Home. Adnan will be seen playing a musician in this movie which will be a perfect entertainer with drama, emotion & music. Adnan, Radhika & Vinay have been friends for over a decade and were last seen working together in Lucky… No Time for Love. Afghan – In Search of A Home is the story of a musician Refugee from Afghanistan who flees his country of birth under extenuating circumstances to make a very long & arduous walk towards seeking an identity & a home. The film is a story of music & the musicians in countries where music is that one thing no one needs or wants anymore cause in a disturbed & violent terrain the 1st casualty is always art. When Radhika & Vinay shared the story with Adnan he had goose bumps listening to it and Adnan couldn’t wait to be a part of this poignant & inspiring tale of the survival of music in a foreign country. Adnan says that this movie is very close to his heart as it is his 1st movie as an actor and as an Indian. He is the 1st Pakistani under the rarest clause in the constitution of India to be granted Indian nationality.
‘YEH HAI INDIA’ SLATED FOR RELEASE ON 4TH AUG 2017
Yeh Hai India starring Gavie Chahal & Deana Uppal, winner of Miss India UK is under post production. It is directed by filmmaker LomHarsh & produced by Sandeep Chaudhury. The film is slated to release on 4th Aug, 2017 under the banner of DLB Films.
VIKRAM BHATT STARTS SHOOTING FOR HIS NEW HORROR, ROMANTIC FILM ‘1921’
1921, commenced shooting in UK from 18th May, 2017 onwards. This time around the film from Vikram Bhatt, is a story about love & fear. The film was recently in the news with the announcement of Zarine Khan headlining the cast. As the film begins rolling she is joined by Karan Kundra as the male lead. A Vikram Bhatt directed film, 1921 will be shot in varied locales in UK. The film is a completely new venture, after Vikram’s numerous successful outings in similar genres films like the Raaz series, Haunted 3D, 1920 franchise amongst others. Like the 1920 series, 1921 also has a very a strong romantic & emotional premise between the lead pair. 1921, while being a feast for all 1920 fans, is also certain to add & attract a bigger & newer audiences given this incredible bump up in scale on varied counts, from where the other franchisee signed off. Vikram Bhatt is one of the most popular directors in Bollywood in the horror genre. Vikram says, “The point is to just not scare but to make the audiences feel for the characters and want them protected. 1921 is a film that goes beyond the genre. Why can’t the villain of a great love be a great evil?” The film revolves around the lead cast dealing with their dark pasts & secrets to secure their present & future. 1921, is about a struggle between life & death, and is based entirely in UK.
DIVYA DUTTA’S INTENSE LOVE DRAMA WITH RANVIR SHOREY
Divya Dutta recently shot an intense love drama with Ranvir Shorey for Manto’s biopic.Divya & Ranvir are starring opposite each other for the 1st time ever and its stirring curiosity in everyone’s minds. Divya Dutta is doing one of her steamiest scenes with Ranvir Shorey and its nothing like she’s ever done before. Both of them portraying beautifully written characters in one of the popular stories in Manto’s biopic, Divya & Ranvir are an unusually unique pair on screen.
YRF’S SULTAN WINS BEST ACTION MOVIE AT SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
Ahead of its China release later this year, Yash Raj Films’ mega blockbuster Sultan sets the stage by winning the prestigious Best Action Movie award at the Shanghai International Film Festival. This Salman Khan – Anushka Sharma starrer is the 1st ever Indian film to win this award. Within the Shanghai International Film Festival, the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week focuses on a selection of the best in action, special effects & performances by action stars from China & the Asia Pacific. Action from the region is emulated globally on film & TV. Given that a combination of judge assessment & audiences vote at the festival decides the winners, Sultan’s wide appeal & impressive action has won over international audiences. Prakash Gupta, Consul General of India, Shanghai, accepted this award on behalf of Yash Raj Films. Avtar Panesar, Vice President, International Operations, said “Sultan has broken new grounds in presenting classic, home grown Indian action on the big screen. The love from audiences in China is very gratifying, and the top prize at the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week is an achievement that we are proud of.” Director Ali Abbas Zafar adds, “We are very happy with all the love & respect we got at SIFF. Receiving an award under the action category from Jackie Chan is just super special. As a child he has been one of the most inspiring action stars for me and many Indians. Sultan is about desi, Indian wrestling and it’s raw power. Amidst a selection of brilliant action films that present the most refined martial arts, the film’s win is rewarding, and reflects that a good story based in action has universal appeal. ”In 2016, the Best Action Movie award had been given to IP Man 3, a cult Chinese action franchise that is popular worldwide. Sultan had also received a standing ovation during screenings at the esteemed Busan International Film Festival.
DIRECTOR SUNIL AGNIHOTRI’S SON SIDDHARTH TURNS DIRECTOR
It is quite common for a filmmaker’s child to follow footsteps of their parents. As a film & TV producer & director Sunil Agnihotri is a distinguished name. Best described as the “King of Television costume dramas”. Sunil Agnihotri has directed films like Danga Fasad, Daava featuring Akshay Kumar, Jai Kishen with Akshay Kumar, Laat Saab with Jackie Shroff Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya featuring singers from the music world – Mika Singh & Shaan. He was a household name with TV series like Chandrakanta, Jai Ganesha etc. Sunil Agnihotri’s son Siddharth Agnihotri seems to have got accustomed to his father’s way of life. Siddharth is armed with a complete filmmaking course from New York Film Academy, New York (USA). He has recently opened his own production house under the name of Illusionist Films. He produces ad commercials and has plans for web series, TV shows and other digital content. Like father, like son….. Ad -filmmaker Siddharth too has begun his cinematic journey by wielding the megaphone with an interesting short film, Equal Mom . The film has already been well received on YouTube and is generating more eyeballs each day. It is jointly produced by Pooja Khubchandani, Apeksha Agarwal & Siddharth Agnihotri in association with Ogilvy, Mumbai. The film has been scripted by Akshay Seth. Equal Mom delves on a sensitive issue of maternity leave for adoptive mothers. The subject has been beautifully portrayed in 2 minutes by a child & mother played by Priya Malik. It sends a strong message to the people and the governing authorities to give equal rights. The film is being sent across varied festivals too. Siddharth says, “Equal Mom is an extremely interesting concept and I wanted to create awareness on this subject. The script touched my heart and I believe & hope our film will make a difference and the law will recognise the importance of equal leave for an adoptive mother. I do not intend to use my father’s name to bag work. I want people to see me individually and appreciate me for my work.”
NOW NARGIS FAKHRI LEARNS MARATHI
Nargis Fakhri who is busy promoting her latest shingle with Parichay is all set to add new feather in her cap. After learning Hindi now she is trying her best to learn Marathi. Nargis stated, “It’s always good to keep learning and Marathi is something that I was keen on . Have recently sung in Punjabi , and now with my app post taking tuitions for hindi it’s time to get to learn some basic Marathi. “Nargis has recently posted on her app that she wants to learn Marathi and is looking out for a good tutors. Lot of her fans applied for it, out of which Nargis selected a guy names Aman Wankhede who was specially flown down to Mumbai to teach Nargis some basic Hindi words. “Nargis is quite interactive on the app. Previously she learnt Hindi via her app and now Marathi. She keeps travelling a lot and she wants to spend her travelling time learning something, so she decided to learn a new language. ” “Learning Marathi Is a great help when working on sets in Mumbai! It helps me to know who is talking about me in front of my back! LOL” says Nargis.
TIGER LAUNCHES HINDI TRAILER OF ‘SPIDER – MAN: HOMECOMING’ FOR WHICH HE IS THE VOICE!
Be it his agile action sequences or his dance moves, there is no beating Tiger Shroff! The Bollywood heartthrob has come on board to dub as Spider – Man in the Hindi version of the much awaited Spider – Man: Homecoming! This is Tiger’s 1st ever association with a Hollywood tent – pole film and the actor launched the exciting Hindi trailer of Spider – Man: Homecoming at an adrenaline filled event! The youth icon unveiled the Hindi version of the trailer, amidst fans dressed as Spidey in his honor, to cheers & whistles from those present! Tiger also thrilled the audience with his lightning fast superhero moves, doing the spidey moves, driving the flashbulbs into a frenzy. Now that the film’s trailer has been launched, Tiger said that dubbing for Spiderman was like his half dream come true. On playing one of his favourite superheroes, by dubbing for him in Hindi, Tiger also explained how it was to actually lend his voice for Spider – Man and how he got into the character to do so. Sony Pictures Entertainment India’s Spider – Man: Homecoming releases in India on 7th Jul, 2017 in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.
NEW POSTER OF GURINDER CHADHA’S ‘PARTITION 1947’ OUT NOW
The poster of Gurinder Chada’s upcoming film Viceroy House which is titled Partition 1947 in Hindi has announced the Hindi Title and the film is slated to be released on the 18th Aug, 2017 .The film stars Huma Querishi, Manish Dayal, Hugh Bonneville. The film also stars the late maestro Om Puri who plays an essential role in the film. Directed by Gurinder Chadha, the music of the film has been composed by A. R. Rahman. PARTITION: 1947 tells us the untold story behind Partition. After 300 years, the rule was coming to an end. The rule of the British!! For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumed the post of the last Viceroy, with a responsibility of handing India back to its people. Viceroy’s House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) in Delhi was the home of the British rulers till then. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah & Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the independence of India, a conflict erupted. A decision was to be taken to divide the country and thus emerged a conspiracy & a love story followed by untold events between our Indian political leaders and the British Raj driven by political duplicity. This Independence Day discover hidden facts & unmask the biggest conspiracy in the History of India.
WORKING BIRTHDAY FOR AANAND L RAI!!!
One of the most successful filmmakers in the country today, Aanand L Rai, celebrated his birthday recently, doing what he loves most – making films!!! Rai, who recently wrapped up the 1st ever schedule of his untitled next with Shah Rukh Khan, is neck deep in work, with his professional commitments both as a producer & a director. The filmmaker is busy with the prep of the next schedule of his ambitious film, that goes on the floors in a few days at a suburban Mumbai studio. If that wasn’t all, Rai is also busy with the release plans of his next two films – Shubh Mangal Saavdhan & Newton. It was a working birthday for Aanand L Rai and knowing his love & passion for his work, he wouldn’t have had it any other way. The filmmaker went for a private lunch with his team, post which he was back in his office to work on his projects under his home banner Colour Yellow Productions.
POOJA HEGDE ADMITS SHE IS SCARED OF HEIGHTS, BUT WANTS TO OVERCOME THE FEAR BY GIVING A SHOT AT SKYDIVING
The talented actress who made her debut alongside superstar Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo – Daro has decided to experience the spine – chilling adventure sport in Abu Dhabi at the end of this month. Pooja who attended SIIMA Awards 2017 in Abu Dhabi on 30th Jun, 2017 & 1st Jul, 2017 has extended her stay for a couple of days so that she can explore the place and also make an attempt at skydiving. The gorgeous actress is currently stationed in Hyderabad for the promotion of her upcoming Telugu film DJ alongside Allu Arjun. Pooja says, “I won’t deny that I am a bit scared of heights and I have never experienced anything like skydiving. Hopefully I’ll do it successfully in Abu Dhabi.”
PREITY ZINTA ANNOUNCES KAVACH SAFETY!!!
Recipient of the Red & White Bravery Award, actress, humanitarian & leading women’s right activist, Preity Zinta, in a revolutionary move has founded India’s 1st & only holistic women’s’ safety solution. In association with Anthony Moorhouse Ex – Special Forces Australia, Founder of Dynamq , “Kavach Safety”, is a “pro victim – anti perpetrator” emergency response service, that assures safety at the press of a button. Backed by a national Emergency Operations Centre, members will have access to a special Kavach team, a network of security, legal & high end forensic support medical & victim advocacy experts, all of whom are former army & special force professionals, to support victims. With this Kavach will act as a one – stop – shop to every safety & security need a woman might have. Kavach Safety focuses on the safety & security needs of women and takes an empathetic & supportive approach to preventing incidents and helping victims of crime through medical services, insurance claims management & trauma support. Preity Zinta says, “I started Kavach to ensure that no woman should fear for her personal safety in her daily life. It has taken me 5 long years to get here because I feel we need to empower women. We have a duty to the women of India to reduce the risk of violence, to support those that have been affected, and to educate the country that safety is a right…not a privilege”.
MIRA KAPOOR TO LAUNCH POOJA MAKHIJA’S BOOK ‘EAT. DELETE. JUNIOR’!
Mira Kapoor has won over the hearts of many with her simplicity & freshness. She has been spotted many a times with darling Misha exiting her play gym and is known to be a hands on mom. She will now be launching friend & nutritionist Pooja Makhija’s next book titled “Eat. Delete. Junior” based on balanced nutrition for children. Initially, the young mother was busy nursing her dearest daughter post which she decided to get back to her routine and to a fitness regime for healthy & steady weight loss. Mira took many by surprise by deciding to step into the phase of motherhood early and has found tremendous support & popularity amongst young mothers. Pooja felt Mira was the ideal one to launch her book based on child nutrition from birth to young adulthood. “It lays special emphasis on lactation specific diets as well, a topic that is usually not given much importance, thus roping in Mira seemed an obvious choice. Mira, who will be launching the book at a press conference soon, will also talk about the challenges new mothers face introducing foods to their children as well as sustaining a balanced diet, thereby sharing some personal tips.