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Dhoom 3 celebrating the massive success of the film.


25th January 2014 saw the entire cast and crew of Dhoom 3 celebrating the massive success of the film.

 

For the first time ever in the history of YRF, Aditya Chopra threw a big bash to celebrate the film breaking all the records in Indian cinema.

 

However, the team chose to have the grand celebration on 25th January because it also happened to be Victor’s birthday.

 

Victor, the director of Dhoom 3 was one of the most important persons behind the success of the project and so the team felt his birthday was a good day to also celebrate the success of the film.

 

So, this gave the guests two reasons to congratulate Victor; the big success of Dhoom 3 and his birthday.

 

At the party as well, there was a special cake in the shape of D3 that was called for.

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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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“Madhuri makes tiring action look effortless on screen!”


“Madhuri makes tiring action look effortless on screen!”

 

Madhuri Dixit’s Gulaab Gang Trainer Kanishka Sharma reveals the intense training schedule during the shoot!

 

This season, the color of justice is pink.  The trailer of the much anticipated film ‘Gulaab Gang’ which released online a week ago grabbed an unprecedented amount of eyeballs just within minutes and the fans across social media were left shocked not only at Madhuri’s hero-like avatar, but also at her stunning action sequences!!

 

Called one of the biggest casting coups of Indian Cinema, Gulaab Gang sees two of the most popular icons of Bollywood battle each other onscreen: Madhuri as the hero, Juhi as the Villain

 

The trailer of Madhuri Dixit’s upcoming film ‘Gulaab Gang’ has Madhuri Dixit instilling life into high-octane action sequences as she leads the ‘Gulaab Gang’.

 

The man behind these stunts, Kanishka Sharma, who has choreographed Madhuri’s stunts in Gulaab Gang reveals the strenuous training and hard work by the actress for the film!

 

He says, “The brief given to me by director Soumik Sen was to design the stunts in a manner that they look both aesthetic as well as realistic. It couldn’t be as gritty as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, neither could it be as suave as the Matrix,” adding that he trained Madhuri in rare martial art forms like Shaolin Kungfu, Pekiti Tirsia Kali and Shaolin Chin-na.

 

“I was taken aback by Madhuri’s agility and her pitch-perfect timing! I extensively trained Madhuri for a month in Shaolin Kung Fu, besides stick training, Shaolin joint locking, Kali knife, short stick and of course, close combat” he further adds.

 

“I remember a scene where Madhuri had to twist a man’s arm and kick him hard. I rehearsed with her for a few hours before the shot, but was a little apprehensive. Later, I was shocked at how comfortably she pulled it off. She makes all my otherwise tiring action look effortless on screen!” says Kanishka.

 

‘GULAAB GANG’ stars two icons of Indian Cinema starring together for the very 1st time: Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla under the direction of Soumik Sen.

 

Produced by Anubhav Sinha, Presented and Co-Produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah, GULAAB GANG releases on 7th March 2014.

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MADHURI DIXIT LAUNCHES GULAAB GANG MUSIC IN BENARAS!!!

 

One of the most awaited films of 2014, Madhuri Dixit’s Gulaab Gang (Releasing on 7th March 2014) saw a most unusual music launch, amidst hordes of fans and travelers in the mesmerizing city of Benaras!

 

Produced by Anubhav Sinha, Presented and co-produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah, Gulaab Gang is directed by Soumik Sen, and is based on the life of atrocities faced by women wherein Madhuri Dixit is playing the lead role. 

 

Madhuri Dixit launched the music for Gulaab Gang on January 24, National Girl Child Day, in Varanasi, where during media interaction she expressed concern about the current situation of women in India. She also said men needed to change their attitudes and mindset towards women.

Also present at the launch was Director Soumik Sen and Producer Anubhav Sinha.

The film’s trailer has already created a buzz, and audiences are eager to watch the film to see the two golden girls of Indian cinema, Madhuri and Juhi Chawla, who plays a negative character in the film, work together for the first time!

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No Make up for Rajat’s film.


No Make up for Rajat’s film.

Ankhon Dekhi is a humorous film about a man’s journey.

The film is shot in the narrow lanes of Shahjahanbad, Delhi.

Rajat has hemmed the project from scratch. He has written, directed and acted in the film. Rajat has looked into the casting of the film largely.

While casting for the film, Rajat mentioned it to the cast, beforehand that there will be no make-up personelle or vanity vans.

Rajat was keen to keep it as real as possible and hence did not want to loose the element.

A lot of actors Rajat spoke to were not comfortable with this. The reasoned with him and did not come on board for the film because of this reason.

However Rajat was very sure of the vision he had for the film.

The film has even been shot at real locations houses and narrow lanes in Shahjahanabad, Delhi

With no make up – hair personelle, it was a tight team of cast and crew. The strength of the team was 40-45 people odd. 
 
Says Rajat Kapoor “It is terrible what actors do to their faces with make up- hide the beauty of their faces under layers of it. We decided that we did not want any make up for this film- and that was made clear to all the actors when they came to audition. Some actors, in fact did not agree to the clause, so unfortunately we had to let them go..”
 
He further adds “Not having make up and hair professionals on the set did many things -it brought a  sense of real to the film- which was very crucial for us, it gave a certain freedom to the actors.. and additionally it saved a lot of time – which was great for the shoot..”
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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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SHILPA SHINDE’S INDIAN TOUCH TO ‘SAB KE SATRANGI PARIVAAR AWARDS’


SHILPA SHINDE’S INDIAN TOUCH TO ‘SAB KE SATRANGI PARIVAAR AWARDS’

 

Usually during award functions, TV actresses prefer to showcase their dancing skills on popular Bollywood numbers or through contemporary dance forms. Recently when Shilpa Shinde was asked to put up a performance for SAB ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards, Shilpa chose to stick to the traditional Indian classic dance form – Kathakali.

Shilpa, who is currently playing the character of a Catholic girl named Mary D’mello in SAB TV’s popular show ‘Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir’, will be once again seen dressed in bright and colorful South Indian attire.

 

When contacted, Shilpa replied, “Dancing on Indian Classical forms is very difficult and challenging. It is very different from the usual Bollywood song and dance numbers. A lot of attention is required in getting the right expressions. I performed on ‘Desh Mera Rangeela’ from the movie Fanna. My performance brings out the authenticity towards the Indian culture. The best thing about performing an Indian classical dance form is that it improves your concentration levels at the same time acts as a work out regime for you. I am sure viewers will love my dance performance.”

 

We hear that lot of preparations went in from Shilpa to get the act right, from getting the right steps to the frequency of the song, to get the expressions right as a South Indian dancer.

Catch Shilpa Shinde performing in ‘SAB Ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards’ on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:00 pm only on SAB TV!!!

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12 Years a Slave review by ANIZ FILMVALA


 

 12 Years a Slave 

review by

 ANIZ FILMVALA

  *****

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 CRITIC VIEW.

Director Steve McQueen tribute to the black who were victim to the viciousness and savage act done by the white is a nerve wrecking cinematic experience, a movie with a marker of malice and which will take you beyond a limit or range, we can’t imagine ourselves as Solomon Northup, a particular individual who unbelievably escape’s the slavery of 12 years.

 

But the history says more than 200 Years and Millions of Slaves have gone through the sinful annihilation and misery which white’s had done on them.

 

Some moments will disturb your psyche and explode you within; the scenes where bidding of black standing naked and the ferocious thrashing of Patsey [Lupita Nyong’o].

 

The movie has some brilliant lengthy one shot takes without any cuts and a impressive sensitively disturbing performance by the protagonist Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup.

 

This is one of a kind film which will give you a bizarre expedition to what sadness human [black] comprise for a incredibly long period and faced the racial discrimination in a merciless world of white, it will make you think and feel you are blessed to be born in a safe and sound world.

 

I express my angst to the people who suffered the long and never ending ordeal, and my salutation to entire team and the cast. Bravo.

 

STORY.

In 1841, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free negro working as a skilled carpenter and fiddle player, and living with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men (Scoot McNairy and Taran Killam) offer him a two-week job as a musician, but they drug Northup and he wakes up in chains, about to be sold into slavery.

 

Northup is shipped to New Orleans, and is re-named “Platt”, the identity of a runaway slave from Georgia. Beaten repeatedly, he is ultimately sold by upscale; unrepentantly callous (“My sentimentality stretches the length of a coin”) slave-trader Theophilus Freeman (Paul Giamatti) to plantation owner William Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch). Northup manages to stay on good terms with Ford, a relatively benevolent master. Northup engineers a waterway for transporting logs swiftly and cost-effectively downstream, and Ford presents him with a violin in gratitude. Racist carpenter John Tibeats (Paul Dano) resents Northup, and begins verbally harassing him.

 

The tensions between Tibeats and Northup escalate; Tibeats attacks Northup, and Northup fights back. In retaliation, Tibeats and his friends attempt to lynch Northup, but are driven away by the plantation’s forman who leaves Northup to suffer in the noose. Northup is eventually cut down by Ford and he later wakes up on the floor of Ford’s house, being protected from Tibeats and his friends by Ford with a gun. Ford explains that in order to save Northup’s life he must be sold to Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender). Northup attempts to reason with Ford, explaining that he is actually a free man. Ford states that he “cannot hear this” and responds “he has a debt to pay” on Northup’s purchase price.

 

Epps believes his right to abuse his slaves is biblically sanctioned, and encourages the slaves to accept their allegedly predestined, divinely-sanctioned fate by frequently reading to them various pro-slavery Bible verses, both real and fraudulent. Epps also requires each slave to pick at least 200 pounds of cotton every day, or be beaten. A young female slave named Patsey (Lupita Nyong’o) daily picks over 500 pounds and is praised lavishly and coveted lustfully, by Epps. His wife (Sarah Paulson) is envious of the attention her husband pays to Patsey and violently abuses the girl at every opportunity after Epps publicly declares that he’d choose the slave-girl over his wife, if forced. Epps repeatedly rapes Patsey, who asks for Northup’s help in committing suicide, but he refuses.

 

Epps decides that the new slaves have caused an outbreak of cotton worm, a plague sent by God. He leases them to a neighboring sugar plantation for the season. While there, Northup gains the favor of the plantation’s owner, who allows him to play the fiddle at a wedding anniversary celebration and keep what he earns.

 

When Northup returns to Epps, he attempts to use the money to pay a white field hand and former overseer (Garret Dillahunt) to mail a letter to Northup’s friends in New York. The field hand agrees to deliver the letter and takes the money, but betrays Northup. Northup is narrowly able to convince Epps that the story is a lie. Northup tearfully burns the letter, his only hope of freedom.

 

One day, Epps becomes enraged after discovering Patsey missing from his plantation. When she returns, she reveals she was gone to get soap because Epps’ wife refuses to give her soap to clean herself. Epps orders her stripped and tied to a post; encouraged by his wife. Epps forces Northup to whip Patsey. Northup reluctantly obeys but Epps eventually takes the whip away from Northup, savagely lashing her.

 

As Patsey heals, Northup begins working on the construction of a gazebo with a Canadian carpenter named Bass (Brad Pitt). Bass earns Epps’ displeasure by expressing his opposition to slavery, but this convinces Northup to confide in Bass about his kidnapping. Once again, Northup asks for help in getting a letter to Saratoga Springs. Bass, risking his life, agrees to do that.

 

One day Northup is called over by the local sheriff, who arrives in a carriage with another man. The sheriff asks Northup a series of questions to match him with the facts of his life in New York. Northup recognizes the sheriff’s companion as a shopkeeper he knows from Saratoga. The man has come to free him, and the two embrace. Though Epps resists and Patsey is distraught, Northup leaves immediately.

 

After being enslaved for 12 years, Northup is restored to freedom and returned to his family. Concluding credits recount the inability of Northup and his legal counsel to prosecute or have convicted the men responsible for his being sold into slavery. Details surrounding Northup’s death and burial remain a mystery as well.

 

CAST.

    Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup

    Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps

    Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey

    Sarah Paulson as Mary Epps

    Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford

    Brad Pitt as Samuel Bass

    Paul Dano as John Tibeats

    Adepero Oduye as Eliza

    Paul Giamatti as Theophilus Freeman

    Garret Dillahunt as Armsby

    Scoot McNairy as Brown

    Taran Killam as Hamilton

    Chris Chalk as Clemens Ray

    Michael K. Williams as Robert

    Kelsey Scott as Anne Northup

    Alfre Woodard as Mistress Harriet Shaw

    Quvenzhané Wallis as Margaret Northup

    Devyn A. Tyler as Adult Margaret Northup

    Cameron Zeigler as Alonzo Northup

    Rob Steinberg as Parker

    Jay Huguley as Sheriff Villiere

    Christopher Berry as James Burch

    Bryan Batt as Judge Turner

    Bill Camp as Radburn

    Dwight Henry as Uncle Abram

    Ruth Negga as Celeste

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Hasee Toh Phasee Posters


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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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‘SAB Ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards’


SHUBHANGI BECOMES A CHOREOGRAPHER FOR ‘SAB KE SATRANGI PARIVAAR AWARDS’!

 

Recently during the shoot of ‘SAB Ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards’, Chidhiya Ghar family was supposed to shoot for an introductory dance act on ‘Hum Toh Aise Hain Bhaiyaya. Like any other award function, the rehearsals were in full swings. Incidentally, no one from Chidiya Ghar except Shubhangi Atre Poorey aka Koel could turn up for the rehearsals due to busy shoot schedules. So like an ideal bahu of the family, Shubhangi took the responsibility of learning all the dance steps and teaching the other members of the family. Shubhangi, who was present for all her practice schedules, made sure not to miss out on any steps or acts.

 

A source informs, Shubhangi was seen teaching the final dance steps to her co-actors, at the back stage, just minutes before the actual LIVE act began. She is passionate towards dancing and happily took up the charge to train her co-actors, during the final moment and the performance was applauded by all.

 

Commenting on this, Shubhangi says, “I was enjoying my dance and very happy to be a part of SAB Ke SATRANGI Parivaar Awards. I wanted my Chidiya Ghar family to give their best performance and enjoy themselves. It was a challenge to train my co-actors at the last minute.  I suggested them to be natural and dance with passion and emotion. But in the end all of them danced exceptionally well and I enjoyed playing the part of a choreographer for the moment.”

 

‘SAB Ke Satrangi Parivaar Awards’ will premiere on SAB TV on Friday, 31st January, 2014 at 9:00 pm!!

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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Mahie Gill is afraid of ghosts.


Mahie Gill is afraid of ghosts.

 

Most of the people believe it is in this world, but God is the ghost that everyone has a different point. Many people have experienced past statements,there have been some experience actress Mahie Gill has been through Satish Kaushik-directed “Gangs Ghosts” that the film was being shot in Mumbai, a Bhuth home. Mahie during the shooting realized there is a ghosts in the house and that bad Atmaa the night around 2 am and it was strange and quite scary voices which was heard by many of them in the unit.

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Prerna, is a dedicated fan of actress Deepika Padukone


What happened with Prerna Maynil, a commerce student of Dombivli’s model college rarely happens in real life. Prerna, who is a dedicated fan of actress Deepika Padukone got a chance to meet the actress on a one on one basis just recently. Not only this, Prerna also walked hand in hand at the red carpet along with Deepika Padukone at a recent award function.

Prerna, goes back in time when she recalls writing over 100 fan mails to Deepika, traditional letters, tweets etc. However a few days back, Prerna suddenly gets a call from Deepika’s team asking her to accompany the actress for the forthcoming award ceremony. Prerna was numb even to digest the conversation which she had with the actress’s team. Deepika Padukone says, “The intention was not to create a cinderella moment or change someone’s life. I thought if I win, I’d like to call Prerna on stage as a representation of all my fans who have given me so much love.

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Prerna was completely taken aback with the entire turn of events which were taking place. She admits that she was quite nervous initially and adds “Deepika was so warm and friendly that all my apprehensions vanished. She has absolutely no airs”

The actress, throughout her life has been strongly influenced by her father Prakash Padukone, and believes that she should conduct herself impeccably in public exactly the way her parents did.

 
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Sunny Leone’s upcoming HORREX (horror and sex) film Ragini MMS-2


   Sunny Leone’s upcoming HORREX (horror and sex) film Ragini MMS-2 will see> her don expensive, top-of-the-line lingerie in some scenes, most of which> was ordered from website of a renowned international brand.Says a source, “Sunny is extremely particular about her lingerie and likeswearing the best so that it does not affect her skin.”   However, while shooting for a pivotal scene in the film that required sunny to don an exquisite grey lingerie, the crew realized that it had gone missing. Frantic attempts by the costume team and the direction team yielded no results!Sunny’s lingerie had gone missing from the sets.Owing to a continuity issue, the makers had to instantly re-order the same piece and paid a premium for early shipping to avoid a delay in the commencement of shoot.From then on, the security on the sets was beefed up to prevent such unusual thefts.The lingerie was needless to say of a high end luxury brand and dis cost the production a hole in their pocket

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Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor that took hours to get ready for their shots in Gunday.


It is usually the actresses that take hours to get ready for shoot. But this time around, it is the two boys, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor that took hours to get ready for their shots in Gunday.

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For their upcoming film, Gunday, which is a total masala film set in Calcutta, both the boys needed to get on a tanning makeup before the shot.

These shots were bare body shots so not just their face.. But also their body had to have the tan in order to match the skin tone of people in Calcutta and make it more realistic.

It took the boys 3 hours to put the tan make up and 2 hours to get it off each time.

The boys really understood why the actresses take so much time now and they surely empathize with them after this experience.

The film is slated to release on 14th Feb 2014.

Arjun Kapoor says, “I had it more difficult than Ranveer Singh as he had to go only two shades darker for me it was almost four shades.”
 
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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Saqib’s dream comes true


Saqib’s dream comes true

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Amole Gupte’s films generally leave the audience teary eyed. Saqib Saleem was one such member of the audience after he watched Stanley Ka Dabba. Ever since Saqib saw the film, he was extremely eager to meet the film maker; so much so that he called up Amole Gupte’s manager to request him for a chance to meet the illustrious director. However, the meeting never happened then.

It was finally in 2011 that Saqib got a call from Mr.Gupte’s new manager offering him a role in the director’s next, titled Hawaa Hawai. Soon after that call Saqib auditioned for the role of a skating coach and was selected. A dream came true for Saqib who not only just met the celebrated film maker but also got the opportunity to work with him.

 
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The controversy over the music of Abhay Deol’s upcoming film


The controversy over the music of Abhay Deol’s upcoming film, One By Two caused the actor to stand up for the musicians of the film and get them their rights.

 

For the same, the actor was seen sporting a black eye as a sign of protest at a recent award function. We also heard how various musicians from the industry stepped in to promote the film by sporting a black eye in the video of one of the film’s song.

 

The idea of the black eye protest became such a massive hit that the production house of the film, got a call from some officials of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) congratulating him on the successful idea.

 

They also mentioned to him how they would also consider using the idea when required.

 

The black eye that was sported by Abhay grabbed the attention of many eyeballs not only at the award ceremony but even post that.

 

His upcoming film opposite girlfriend Preeti Desai is slated to release on 31st Jan 2014.

 
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Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ravi Jadhav to be felicitated at the 1st edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF)


Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ravi Jadhav to be felicitated at the 1st edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF)

 


Mumbai, January, 2014: Navi Mumbai, will hold its first ever Film Festival, on 31st January to 2nd February 2014. The festival will be held at the DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul, one of the largest auditoriums in the city. On this occasion Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) felicitates two reputed personalities of Indian Cinema Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ravi Jhadhav. Mr Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister of Public works; Maharashtra State will felicitate Sachin Pilgaonkar on the 31st January, 2014. Ravi Jhadhav will be felicitated by Humanity First Foundation on the 2nd Feb.

Starting as a child actor, in Marathi film, Ha Majha Marg Ekla (1962), Mr. Sachin Pilgaonkar went on to act in around 65 films as a child artiste, before switching to adult roles. He has recently completely splendid 50 years in Indian Cinema. Mr. Ravi Jadhav has immensely contributed to Marathi Cinema with his award winning films like Natarang and Balgandharva’. The national award director has again won the hearts of the audience with his recent movie ‘Time pass.’

On this occasion,  Mr. Sachin Khanna, Festival Founder and Chairman says “It is our good fortune that we would be felicitating Mr. Pilgaonkar and Mr. Jadhav at Navi Mumbai International Film Festival”, Mr. Ashok Purang, Festival Director adds saying “We are honored to have personalities like Sachin Pilgaonkar and Ravi Jadhav at NMIFF. Their films have been loved and celebrated by millions of cinema lovers.”

NMIFF aims to become an international platform to showcase the talent of established as well as young & independent filmmakers from across the globe.

This three days film extravaganza is going to witness many more known faces of cinema like Nagesh Kukkunoor, Actor Sayaji Shinde, Actor Rakesh Bedi, Actress Himani Shivpuri, Film maker Nagesh Bhonsle, and many more along with eminent jury members like Mr. Marc Baschet, Mr. Imtiaz Hussain, Ms. Rohini Hattanagadi.

The Navi Mumbai International Film Festival will be held on:

 

Date: 31st January to 2nd February, 2014

Venue: DY Patil Auditorium, Nerul

 
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Aamir Khan finally takes his much needed and well deserved break for 10 days to unwind.


Aamir Khan finally takes his much needed and well deserved break for 10 days to unwind.

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The Aamir Khan starrer, Dhoom 3, not only had a massive opening at the box office, but also managed to break all records in Indian cinema.

 

Aamir Khan put in a lot of efforts in playing two diverse characters in the film which were appreciated by the audiences.

 

The actor is known to do one film at a time usually. However, this time around the actor was extremely occupied with back to back schedules.

 

From wrapping the shoot of Dhoom 3, to completing a schedule of P.K., to getting into promotions of the film and season 2 of Satyameva Jayate and finally celebrating the massive success of Dhoom 3 recently at a party held at YRF, the actor was engaged all through.

 

Finally the actor is taking a break after 1.5 years to unwind and read scripts. Aamir will be traveling to Europe to relax and spend some ‘me time’ there.

 

The promos of the much awaited tele series, Satyameva Jayate, season 2, the host for which is Aamir Khan started airing on the television from 26th Jan 2014 (Republic Day). The show is slated to air from 2nd March 2014.

 
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Jai Ho – Salman Khan entertainer grosses Rs. 101.26 crore worldwide


Jai Ho – Salman Khan entertainer grosses Rs. 101.26 crore worldwide

Biggest weekend gross for a non-festive Salman release
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Mumbai, 27th January, 2014: Eros International Media Limited (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced a strong opening weekend for Jai Ho at the box office with an impressive Rs. 101.26 crore gross worldwide, despite a non holiday weekend. Produced by Eros International and Sohail Khan Productionz, the Salman Khan starrer released across approximately 5000 screens worldwide on January 24th, 2014.  

Salman mania once again drove audiences to the ticket counters during the opening weekend and amassed a significant Rs. 78.90 crores gross (Rs. 60.68 crore nett) in India and 22.36 crore (US$ 3.55 million) overseas.  At the domestic box office, the film opened Rs. 17.75 crore on Friday followed by Rs. 16.68 crore on Saturday. With fantastic word of mouth, the film’s collections showed a massive jump of 64% on Sunday garnering an attractive Rs. 26.25 crore at the domestic BO office.

Speaking on the film opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Limited said, “Salman fans have given a huge thumbs up to Jai Ho. The film is packed with Salman style action along with the emotion and message of the human chain of goodness and it has touched the right chord with his fans. This is an outstanding opening and his highest where we didn’t have the added advantage of a long weekend”.

Pranab Kapadia, President, Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc added, “With January usually being a slow start in the overseas markets, the overseas weekend for Jai Ho was excellent .This also being a non holiday period reflects very well on the film’s opening. It is trending at a similar or better level compared to recent Salman blockbusters”.

Jai Ho earned rave reviews from leading critics including Times of India calling it, “The film has the heart and the haath in the right place” (*** ½ stars) and Taran Adarsh on bollywoodhungama.com declaring it as a, “A sure shot winner, it easily ranks amongst Salman’s better films. This one has the potential to emerge a Blockbuster at the box office.” (**** ½ stars)

Directed by Sohail Khan, Jai Ho also stars Tabu, Daisy Shah and Danny Denzongpa in important roles.

About Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International)

Eros International Media Ltd. (BSE Script Code: 533261; NSE Script Code: EROSMEDIA) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. Eros International is part of Eros International Plc, which became the first Indian media Company to raise capital and be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Eros International has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The Company has a competitive advantage through its extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 1,100 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. Eros International has built a dynamic business model by combining the release of new films every year with the exploitation of its film library. 

 
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”Ritesh Deshmukh is a very dangerous player” – Manoj Tiwari


”Ritesh Deshmukh is a very dangerous player” – Manoj Tiwari

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After Bhojpuri Dabangg’s beat Veer Marathi by a huge score of 79 runs. It was Bhojpuri v/s Marathi at the Cricket ground.
 
The match between Manoj Tiwari’s Bhojpuri Dabanggs and Ritesh Deshmukh’s Veer Marathi was nothing less then a battle field for the two teams. 
 
“Whenever I come to play the match, my target is to get Ritesh out because he is a very dangerous cricketer. I know him since the time he used to play for Mumbai Heroes. Last time when we were playing in Ranchi I leg stumped him and this time I off stumped him.” says Manoj Tiwari after winning the match with Veer Marathi
 
It was a match for the audience but for the players it was more like a do and die situation. When spoke to Manoj Tiwari about the aggression he showed on the field opposite Veer Marathi he said,  “Ritesh and his team didnt spare us last year when we were playing the match at Ranchi which is in our state and is our home ground, this time we gave it back to them at their home ground. now when we will meet at the finals that time we will play well.” 
 
It means it was not about winning or loosing, it was only about winning and winning for Bhojpuri Dabangg’s especially when they are playing at the home ground of Veer Marathi. 
 
The man of the match was Uday Tiwari who scored 93 runs in 40 balls while Manoj Tiwari took 2 wickets (R Shringaroure and Ritesh Deshmukh)
 

Bhojpuri Dabanggs filled with all rounders has the lights of Manoj Tiwari (Captain), Dinesh Lal Yadav (Vice Captain), Ravi Kishan, Ram Pravesh Yadav, Uday Tiwari, Ajhoy Sharrma, Vikrant Singh, Aditya Ojha, Prakash Jais, Ayaz Khan, Sushil Singh, Abhay Sinha, Shatrughan Kumar, Jay Prakash, Gajendra Pratap Dwivedi, Vikash Singh, Pawan Singh, Santosh Singh, Ajay Srivastava, Anil Samrat.

The Team Brand Ambassadors are Jacky Bhagnani, Pakhi Hegde, Rinku Ghosh, Shubhi Sharma and Akshara Singh.

 

Bhojpuri Dabanggs will also play matches with Bengal Tigers on 2nd Feb in Chennai, 8th Feb with Telegu Warriors in Cattack and 15th Feb with Chennai Rhinos at their home ground in Ranchi .  

 

Mohit Kamboj and Aksha Kamboj are the new proud owner of Bhojpuri Dabanggs, a Celebrity Cricket League Franchise Team. CCL includes cricket teams from various film industries across entire India. Some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment like Salman Khan, Suniel Shetty, Vishal, Venkatesh, Mohan Lal, Riteish Deshmukh and Manoj Tiwari are associated with and part of CCL.

 
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A SPECIAL DUTY LADY POLICE OFFICER ADMIRES CHANDRAMUKHI CHAUTALA


A SPECIAL DUTY LADY POLICE OFFICER ADMIRES CHANDRAMUKHI CHAUTALA

 

Kavita Kaushik aka Chandramukhi Chautala of SAB TV’s popular show ‘FIR’ is all set to receive an additional star in her collar. The courageous police officer is up for a promotion from a Sub-Inspector to Inspector. Chandramukhi Chautala is extremely admired and loved for her fearless approach and risk taking abilities on screen. Through which she have a found a new follower and an ardent fan in the form of a lady Police Officer who works as a special duty officer for security of VVIPs in Mumbai. 

 

A source from the sets says, Kavita and the lady police officer share a great rapport with each other. They are often spotted on the sets as they discuss about the show over a cup of tea. She is extremely impressed with Chandramukhi Chautala, the way she solves cases in the show. Infact she even expressed her wish to Kavita, saying she would like to see Chandramukhi Chautala getting promoted in the show.

 

When contacted Kavita Kaushik, she said, “I am pleasantly surprised and happy to receive the promotion. It’s the love and support that I get from my viewers which has made my character and the show popular. Playing the role of an Inspector in FIR will add additional responsibilities with new challenges to face. I would continue entertaining my audience and hope they love my new part as an Inspector.”

 

Certainly it seems like a wish come true for the lady police officer on seeing Chandramukhi Chautala receiving a promotion.

 

Tune into FIR on SAB TV every Mon-Friday at 10:30 pm

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Farhan has been elated with the kind of response for both – His film


Award Ceremonies are a key aspect of an actors life.

It is a token of appreciation for the actor for his performance and hard work.

This award season has witnessed a unanimous winner for the best actor -Farhan Akhtar

Farhan has been elated with the kind of response for both – His film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and his acting has received.

The actor who is often casually dressed has been seen paying keen attention to his wardrobe.

Farhan has been seen sporting an interesting mix of  outfits from the Nehru jacket at Big Star Entertainment to an interesting blue-grey combination at the Screen awards. He has also been wearing blazers’s with interesting combination of shirts and ties

The actor has meticulously paid attention to his wardrobe this award season.

In fact there were a lot of designers who had approached the ace actor to style him.

Farhan’s family and friends have been elated with his success

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