Varun Mitra Gets Inspiration From Real Life For His Character In ‘Jalebi’
Varun Mitra will soon be seen making his debut in Vishesh Films’ Jalebi. The actor will be seen playing the role of the tour guide in the film. What’s interesting is that the actor has hosted a couple of travel shows. This certainly helped the actor prep for his role. Talking about the same, the actor says, “For a travel show most of the time there is no script. It’s all spontaneous what happens. There is no plan as such, which according to me is what makes it fun to watch. Our film obviously had a script, but having been a travel show host, made it easier to bring that spontaneity to Dev’s character without losing the essence of the script.”
Debutante Karan Kapadia’s ‘Blank’ To Release On 11th Jan 2019!
Dimple Kapadia’s nephew & late actress-designer Simple Kapadia’s son Karan Kapadia, is all set to make his Bollywood debut early next year! The youngest member of the Kapadia family will be seen in the film titled as ‘Blank’! The action packed thriller, titled ‘Blank’ which also stars Sunny Deol in a pivotal role is all set to hit the celluloid silver screen on 11th Jan, 2019. Carnival Motion Pictures & EaseMyTrip.com present, an Echelon Production, produced by Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, Nishant Pitti, Tony D’souza & Vishal Rana, Blank starring Sunny Deol & Karan Kapadia in lead roles, directed by Behzad Khambata is all set to release on 11th Jan, 2019.
India’s 1st Ever Fashion Channel, Indian Fashion TV Launched By Vision Corporation Ltd
Vision corporation Ltd had launched the Asia’s 1st ever Fashion Television Channel, Indian Fashion TV which will showcase the culture Of Indian Fashion globally. The event was attended by Varsha Usgaanvkar, Kishori Shahane, Jaywant Wadkar, Vijay Kadam, A. K. Mishra
(Chairman), S. Ramakrishnan (CFO) Vishal Desai (director) et al. On the occasion of the channel launch the Chairman of Vision corporation Ltd A K Mishra said, “I am proud & honored to launch the country’s 1st ever & only fashion channel of Asia, Indian fashion TV, from varied metro cities to rural areas, attracting different aspects of Indian fashion & culture. Hope the viewers will love Indian fashion TV. India has a diversified culture. From north to south or east to west one can easily differentiate with the fashion style, culture, designs & trends. As India is a land of monuments & designers often get inspired by their designs also. Many international designers get inspired by India’s background. This channel will surely prove to be a great platform for the budding designers as well”.
Yrf’s ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ To Release Worldwide On 8th Nov 2018
YRF’s forthcoming Diwali extravaganza Thugs Of Hindostan will be the biggest release that Bollywood has ever seen. This mega-action film has achieved a casting coup in the history of Bollywood by bringing together 2 of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema namely Big B & Aamir Khan for the 1st time ever. YRF has now unveiled the logo of this action entertainer & announced the release date as 8th Nov, 2918 a national holiday. Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif & Fatima Sana Shaikh. It has been directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya & promises to deliver a never-seen-before cinematic experience on the celluloid silver screen big screen this Diwali.
Rohit Pathak Started Shooting His Next Movie ‘Bakrid’
Rohit Pathak who got fame through blockbuster movie Theeran, has a very busy schedule in Tamil Cinema, he has started shooting of his next Tollywood project Bakrid staring Vikranth under the Banner of M -10 production house. Co-Director Hariharakrishnan Ramalingam (of Theeran fame) strongly recommended Rohit Pathak for this film. says Rohit Pathak, “While I was narrated the story I really liked the subject and I instantly said yes because these days very rarely you will find such cinema. The story is very beautiful & I’m playing a very important role, a complete different character. I can’t discuss much about the subject at this point of time, but would definitely say that this film would take the Indian Cinema to a completely different level. I would like to thank my director Jegadeesan Subu & Producer M. S. Murugaraj from the bottom of my heart for casting me & making me part of such a wonderful subject”.
Varun Dhawan – Anushka Sharma Signed
Varun Dhawan & Anushka Sharma, through their film Sui Dhaaga – Made in India are saluting India’s entrepreneurs & skilled workforce, especially homegrown artisans, craftspeople & weavers who are making the country proud the world over. The Sui Dhaaga stars have been signed on to promote & endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Varun Dhnawan & Anushka Sharma, the star cast of the film, have partnered Skill India & will dedicate time to promote India’s skilled talent & their fine work by engaging with them across different parts of the country. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas & Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said, “Varun Dhawan & Anushka Sharma, through this unique film Sui Dhaaga – Made in India, are bringing to focus the incredible skills & talent of our homegrown artisan & craftsmen community. I wish this endorsement by both the actors encourages & influences the youth to take up skilled training & earn a better livelihood for themselves & also help us in creating the New India envisioned by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.” Varun Dhawan said, “Prime Minister Modi has displayed incredible vision & genuine foresight in aiming to organise, skill, training & give financial support & backing to our craftsmen, artisans & similar workmen.” Anushka Sharma added, “While making Sui Dhaaga, we came across so many stories of talented, skilled crafts people & artisans who don’t get a fair chance to showcase their talents.”
From Cooking On Set To A Takeaway Joint, Sakett Saawhney Gets Into The Culinary Circuit
Producer Sakett Saawhney is coming up with a takeaway joint. But very few know that the idea behind the venture actually came up while he was shooting a film. “I used to cook during the filming of Zanjeer. We had this tradition that in each shoot schedule, one HOD / artist would cook & get food for the crew. Apoorva, Ram Charan, Sanju Sir & I all took turns & cooked food & had it on the sets. This is where cooking struck to me as an unexpected hobby. Over the years, it grew into a passion. In times of stress, I would take up cooking and it ended up being really therapeutic. I also host “Cook Up Nights” with a few friends over & make them have new recipes from time to time. At one of these food nights, an old college friend of my wife – Ritesh Patel, who has dabbled in a few hospitality ventures inquired if I was interested in transiting this passion professionally & I jumped up at the thought and the idea of a Take Away Restaurant took shape. It’s named Big Bang Cuurry & it’s going to be an Order in / Take Away Restaurant to start with, which will operate from evenings into the wee hours. It will be serving Indian Cuisine,” he says. Celebrities who are supporting his venture on social media include Ekta Kapoor, Anita Hassanandani, Shabir Ahluwalia, Kanchi Singh, Gaurav Gera, Mona Singh, Rai Laxmi, Arjun Bijlani, Rithvik Dhanjani, Jay Bhanushali, Mahhi Vij, Kashmera Shah, Karan Patel, Pooja Gor et al.
Surekha Sikri Returns To The Celluloid Silver Screen With ‘Badhaai Ho’!
Badhaai Ho directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, is giving the industry many reasons to celebrate – Apart from catching everyone’s attention with its interesting subject & entertaining trailer that gives us a sneak peak of the fun in store, the family comedy also marks veteran actress Surekha Sikri’s return to the celluloid silver screen. Surekha Sikri essays the role of Neena Gupta’s mother-in-law in the film, and was immediately drawn to the character when she heard the script. Says the 2 time National award winner, “It’s a great time to be in films as so many good scripts are being written. It’s quite common in smaller towns, but in cities, people worry ki log kya kahenge, more so when your older son is of marriageable age, maybe even has a child of his own. This awkwardness is the fun part of the story”. Adding that, “I need good scripts. This one came out of the blue. Badhaai Ho is my comeback film in the real sense. I did a couple of movies years ago, then, got busy with TV. I hope this will open up more avenues for actors of my age”. Produced by Vineet Jain, Aleya Sen, Hemant Bhandari & Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the film releases on 19th Oct, 2018.
Shahid Kapoor To Play Boxing Hero Dingko Singh On Screen
Shahid Kapoor is all set to portray former boxing champ & Asian Games gold medallist Dingko Singh on screen. The film will be directed by Raja Krishna Menon and is expected to go on the floors sometime around Apr, 2019. Ngangom Dingko Singh, known as Dingko Singh (from Manipur) was the 1st ever & only Asian gold medalist boxer from India in the Bantamweight category. In 2013, he was awarded the Padma Shri. Dingko Singh has been an inspiration to many boxers who came into the ring after him, and went on to become a coach for young boxers. Shahid says, “He is one of those superstars who we don’t know much about. If a film like Dangal (2016) wasn’t made, we wouldn’t know as much about the Phogat sisters. Dingko Singh is a cancer survivor, and he went through 13 rounds of chemotherapy. His biggest win was surviving cancer & not the gold medal he won at the age of 19 at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. In the year 2017, Gautam Gambhir became aware of his situation and sent money for his treatment. Soon, people found out who he was, and 13 doctors came forward to help him. He is a sports star who survived cancer. At some point in his past, he had almost become a Naxalite. Such amazing stories of heroes need to be told.”