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PVR launches special merchandise for Singham Returns!!


PVR launches special merchandise for Singham Returns!!

PVR Cinemas recently held an event to launch the special customised merchandise for Singham Returns and also the launch of the special trailer of the movie powered by Dolby Atmos technology

This is the 1st time that PVR has taken such a merchandize initiative for any Bollywood Film.

Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Director Rohit Shetty unveiled the Singham Returns merchandize which has sippers,customized popcorn tubs & lunch boxes that can also be carried home by patrons, as souvenirs at its various multiplexes.

Mr. Kamal Gianchandani, President PVR Pictures was present at this occasion and was delighted to be part of their association with Singham Returns

Well, we are sure that the audiences are going to love these new merchandize of Singham Returns!!

 

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Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

34th Death Anniversary of the legendary Mohammed Rafi


 

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Saregama India Ltd. is marking the 34th Death Anniversary of the legendary Mohammed Rafi with an immersive infographic on 31st July. Rafi Saab, as he was fondly known, was arguably the greatest male playback singer the Hindi film industry has seen.

The infographic will delve into the major milestones in his life in the form of a timeline. A breakdown of his collaborations with various music directors and lyricists is shown, in the form of raw numbers and statistics. 34 interesting bits of trivia about him have been expertly put together. In addition, the languages he sung in and the Awards he won, both the Filmfare and the National Awards, are also mentioned. Some of the greats who influenced him, as well as those he influenced, is depicted in the form of images. Besides, some other quirky aspects of the man, such as his hobbies, are covered as well.

Born in a village near Amritsar, Rafi Saab was noted as a gifted singer from a very early age. After singing at a concert meant for KL Saigal, he got his break in Bollywood, singing for Naushad in a 1944 film. He ruled the roost for a large part of the 1950s and the 1960s, when he won half a dozen Filmfare Awards, as well as a National Award. After a quiet period in the early 1970s, he came back with another National Award winning performance in 1977. A consummate singer till his last breath, he recorded a song for the 1981 film Aas Paas a few hours before his passing. He breathed his last on 31st July, 1980, leaving behind an enduring body of work.

Covering the legends of Indian music has now become a tradition for the company, having previously made similar infographics for music director RD Burman and singer M Balamuralikrishna. This is because it is the perfect way to convey information and engage with fans and aficionados in the digital medium. The aim is to bring the life of our stalwarts in a form that is easy to understand and enjoy.

Besides the infographic, Saregama is also releasing a series of 11 interactive jukeboxes on YouTube. A dedication to the versatility of the man, each jukebox will consist of 34 songs and will cover a different mood, such as melancholy and romance.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Radio premier of ‘Raja Natwarlal’


 

Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malik & Kunal Deshmukh in the studios of Radio City 91.1 FM

Exclusive Radio premier of ‘Raja Natwarlal’ only on Radio City 91.1FM

~Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malik & Kunal Deshmukh launch the music~

Mumbai, July 30, 2014: Radio City 91.1 FM delighted its listeners with the exclusive album premiere of the music from the much awaited con movie ‘Raja Natwarlal’. The album was unveiled by the ace director Kunal Deshmukh & actors Emraan Hashmi & Humaima Malik.  The exclusive first look of the video launched today was revealed to the media present.

While talking about the movie the director, Kunal Deshmukh reveled insights about shooting the romantic number ‘Tere Hoke Rahenge’ with Emraan Hashmi & Humaima Malik.

The studio was abuzz with exhilaration as Emraan narrated his dancing experience as the newest ‘item boy’ in town! The song ‘Dukki Tikki’ will witness the ‘reluctant’ Emraan putting on his dancing shoes!

With the music launch on Radio City, the songs of the movie will reach out to wider audiences across the country and definitely create a musical wave for ‘Raja Natwarlal’.

 

The movie directed by Kunal Deshmukh has Emraan Hashmi & the latest import Humaima Malik. The vocals for ‘Tere Hoke Rahenge’ have been rendered by Arijit Singh.

 

The movie is expected to hit the theatre on August 29, 2014.

To catch the beautiful tracks from the movie, stay tuned to FM Bole Toh Radio City 91.1. Also log on to www.planetradiocity.com to catch the video of the music launch!

 

About Radio City 91.1FM

 

Radio City 91.1FM is India’s first and leading FM radio brand. Promoted by Music Broadcast Private Limited (MBPL), the private FM network has captured the hearts of millions of listeners across 20 FM stations in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Vadodara, Surat, Sholapur, Nagpur, Sangli, Coimbatore, Vizag, Ahmednagar, Akola, Nanded and Jalgaon.

 

Radio City 91.1FM offers a differentiated listening experience through melodious music to All SEC 12+ audiences across the nation. Aggressively looking at spreading the Radio City experience across the country, Radio City 91.1FM is committed to growing the market and creating superlative content for discerning audiences. Radio City 91.1 FM broadcasts round-the-clock using state of the art digital stereo FM for unmatched quality in signal strength, clarity and brilliance.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Satish Kaushik’s Dead End wins $15,000


Satish Kaushik’s Dead End wins $15,000 in Seoul

Dead end also gets selected at IFP Project Forum at Independent Film Week in New York. 

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This one-of-a-kind event brings the international film and media community to New York City to advance new projects and support the future of storytelling by nurturing the work of both emerging and established independent artists and filmmakers. Through the Project Forum, creatives connect with the financiers, executives, influencers and decision-makers in film, television, new media and cross-platform storytelling that can help them complete their latest works and connect with audiences.This one-of-a-kind event takes place September 14-18, 2014 at Lincoln Center supporting bold new content from a wide variety of domestic and international artists. And Dead End has found place in the coveted few from entries coming from world over.

 

After winning HAF at Hong Kong, Dead End scores in Korea. The script is making its rounds in The Network of Asian Fantastic Film (NAFF) countries and makes yet another mark by winning the best script at Seoul at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Pifan),

Dev Benegal’s pitch for a dark comedy “Dead End” was named as the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films. The Bucheon Award is worth $15,000.

 

Dead End is The story of a man who is declared as dead by a shady government department and has to take extreme measures to prove that he is alive. The script is written by Dev Benegal and Sarat Rao and is to be produced by Satish Kaushik Entertainment and Benegal’s August Entertainment. Satish Kaushik will play the main lead.

Talking about the win Satish Kaushik said,” The project has been garnering positive response and now with two awards in its kitty and a cash prize win we can look at kick- starting pre production. Dead end will see one of the most successful complex cross country funding and I’m sure it will firm up India’s position in the global cinema market. I have always believed that cinema has no language and Dead End has proved it so. A simple village folk from India has now known to all top notches in the cinema circuit. Who could even imagine of such a scope? I had the rights to the story. Dev and I developed it and I want him to direct this project as well”.

After the win at HAF and NAFF, the script has garnered interest from world over. Satish Kaushik has been in talks with The Weinstein Company and the legendary Karl Baumgartner’s partners. Enquiries has been trickling down from countries from Germany, France, Japan, UK, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and US have queued up to meet Satish and Dev to lap up the project.

The project is up for funding and will be developed as an international venture. It will release world over as the story caters to international sensibilities and a wider audience beyond India.

 

The NAFF project platform is a successful market to the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Pifan). Now in its Eighteenth edition the festival has not only made a mark in Korea but also on the global map. This year It hosted 27 local and Asian projects, welcoming 259 executives to 449 formal one-on-one pitch meetings

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai’s Charity Drive


Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai’s Charity Drive

 Star-Cast of Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai at an orphanage distributing essential necessities - 2

Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai is a light-hearted stand-up fiction comedy show that exhibits the comical happenings in the daily lives of all the members residing in Bungalow No. 6.

 

The actors spread cheer and happiness amongst their viewers through their unique show and on the auspicious occasion of Eid, the entire star-cast of ‘Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai’ decided to visit an orphanage to distribute daily utilities and necessities amongst the children and spread festive cheer among them. The team of actors which included Rajesh Kumar, Shweta Gulati, Sukesh, Ami Trivedi, Sugandha Mishra and others have made a commitment to donate to a worthy cause every month. They visited an orphanage on the outskirts of the city.

 

Rajesh Kumar said, “The entire star-cast was planning to do charity and we also discussed amongst ourselves about the institutions that we could approach for the same. Sukesh played a pivotal role in this activity. All of us actors have mutually decided to spend a specific amount from our monthly income and donate it to a worthwhile cause every month. This is the first step from our end and we shall continue with our charity every month. As responsible citizens it’s our moral responsibility to share goodwill and spread happiness amongst people who have been less fortunate.”    

 

Shweta Gulati said, “It was truly an amazing and heart-warming experience for the entire star-cast of Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai. We distributed some essential utilities amongst the children and the smiles on their faces showed how happy they were. I am glad that we got an opportunity to lend a helping hand in the noble endeavour of spreading happiness amongst the children. We shall continue with our charity events in the upcoming months.

 

Tune into Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai to catch all the fun and laughter from Monday to Friday at 10.30pm on SAB TV!

 
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Shraddha Kapoor is preparing for her next ABCD 2.


Shraddha Kapoor is preparing for her next ABCD 2. The actress is training hard for this film in which she plays a dancer.shradha

Shraddha has intensive practice sessions as she has to master various dance styles for this film

While learning an extremely difficult move, a split for one of the sequences, Shraddha injured herself.

She has been working towards the split for a couple of days.. and even before had done a warm up… However it’s a strenuous move and she landed up injuring herself.

Shraddha got a muscle pull and was in a lot of pain.

She was immediately taken care of and is currently undergoing physiotherapy sessions.

She has been advised to take rest for a week at least.

Shraddha has been working out and undergoing extensive training. She was dejected as she had to forgo her training for such a long period.

She has a mapped fitness plan and has been trying to follow it to the tee but this recovery is important.

​However even while resting Shraddha has decided to make most of her time. She has been watching dance videos of different forms and trying to understand the knack

Her role in ABCD2 is very different from what the audiences have seen her. It’s a very challenging role and she is getting a chance to learn a lot.

She has been giving her 100per cent to it.

Shraddha is keen to get back on her feet as soon as possible so that she can get going with her training.

Says Shraddha “I guess it was a result of over enthusiasm which led to a partial muscle tear. I guess I have to be a lot more careful while rehearsing because it is very important to understand your body and how much you can push it. But I love dancing so much that I’m praying this injury heals quickly.”

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

“Creature” not “Animal”


It’s “Creature” not “Animal” for Vikram Bhatt

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Earlier Vikram Bhatt wanted his upcoming to be titled as Animal, but as the title is registered with Shirish Kundar, director of Akshay Kumar starrer Joker, he refused to give his title to Vikram Bhatt.

“When I wrote the script, I thought the name fitted really well. Also, it wouldn’t have given people the impression that it is a horror film, which is of utmost importance. Then I found out that Shirish owns the title. So, I approached his wife, Farah Khan, with whom I share a great rapport,” says Vikram.

But Kundar refused to give the title as he is working on a film with the same title. “I really wanted it for my film, but I understand that Shirish, too, is working on his movie, and that’s the reason he could not help me. I am not upset with him.” Adds Vikram.

It was his daughter Krishna who helped him to find a new title revealed the film- maker. “I could not think of the obvious. But Krishna helped me find the current title, and I am very happy with it. I realise now that nothing could have been more fitting than this one.

 
Bhushan Kumar, producer of T Series says, “Vikram was keen to have Animal as the title. But Creature 3D is a better title and is apt for the film.”

Creature 3D starring Bipasha Basu and Imran Abbas produced under the banner of T-series is slated for 12th September 2014 release.

 
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