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Five Power Women Walk The Ramp For ONE Foundation’s Set Beautiful Free !


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29th August, Mumbai : ONE Foundation (Oberoi Nation Building and Empowerment) run by Vivek Oberoi and his wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi announced a new initiative ‘Set Beautiful Free’ in association with Bombay Team Challenge (BTC) at Trident Hotel, Nariman Point on August 29 .

On the occasion it was announced that the initiative aims to provide a secure home , education,food and healthcare to the daughters of sex workers ,giving them a new lease of life away from the world of prostitution.The center will entirely look after their general well being, education,vocational skills ,career guidance and other aspects that go into making these young one’s well rounded individuals, that can stand on their own feet

The show befitting the theme ‘Set Beautiful Free’, celebrated five successful women achievers from different strata of society ,who walked the ramp with the rescued daughters of trafficked women.

The successful women achievers including Neeta Ambani ( philantropist, educationist and icon)  , Madhuri Dixit Nene (Bollywood actor), Mary Kom (boxer and Olympic medalist), Shikha Sharma (MD & CEO of Axis Bank) and Yashodhara Oberoi (philantropist and counselor ) walked the ramp in signature Maheka Mirpuri creations.

On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan,  the girls also tied rakhis to Chief Patrons of the event – Devendra Fadnavis and Ranbir Kapoor along with Vivek Oberoi and other political dignitaries. This was followed by the CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis singing a special song dedicated to the girl child.

Talking about the show, said Vivek Oberoi, “I’m extremely thankful to people who supported me in making ONE’s event ‘Set Beautiful Free’ a success and extending their support in our mission to make the world a better place to live in. My aim is to get maximum public support and spread awareness of the appalling conditions in which so many Indian children in rural societies live. I truly believe that together we can make a real difference to the lives of these young girls”.

About ONE: Oberoi Nation Building and Empowerment Foundation (ONE Foundation) run by Priyanka and Vivek Oberoi has run several successful projects with a focus on educating and empowering the girl child in India.

About BTC: Bombay Teen Challenge works to rescue and rehabilitate destitute and desperate people living on the streets and in the red light district of Mumbai.

About Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd :Wizcraft is one of India’s leading Communications and Entertainment Company, integrating strategy, creativity and technology to provide unique experiences. What started as a dream of three very different, yet extremely enterprising men ­- Wiz Andre Timmins, Wiz Sabbas Joseph and Wiz Viraf Sarkari – today, has become a phenomenon in the event industry. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company’s network extends across Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Chennai in India, with international liaison offices in the UK and UAE and associates across the world.

With an expertise in experiential marketing, Wizcraft has an established client base that includes over 500 of the world’s largest multinational and corporate houses.Some of these clients include Microsoft, IBM, Zee TV, Bacardi, Audi, Standard Chartered, Wipro, Red bull, Adidas and many more. Wizcraft’s in-house brands include the IIFA, GIMA, Star Guild Awards and Kingdom of Dreams. They have successfully conceptualized, organized and executed large scale events such as the Opening and closing ceremonies at the 19th Commonwealth Games, 50 years of Indian Independence Day Celebrations and Opening Ceremony at the Hannover Messe(2015). Wizcraft is in the business of creating experiences, be it events, exhibitions, activations, television, PR or the digital space. They strongly believe that an event may be forgotten, but an experience will last for a lifetime. Hence, it is no surprise that Wizcraft has been instrumental in shaping the event management industry in India.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Art curator Pooja Acharya and Jugnee presented Persephone: Paintings by Sheetal Dewan


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With dance and music by Terence Lewis & Raghav Singh

Mumbai, August 30, 2015: Pooja Acharya and Jugnee presented ‘Persephone’ a unique installation centered on a series of paintings by artist Sheetal Dewan, unveiled through an electrifying dance performance by ace choreographer Terence Lewis with original scores by Raghav Singh. The event was held at the popular Mumbai nightclub Tryst, with the who’s who of Mumbai society in attendance. A part of the show’s proceeds will go towards the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF), a non-profit organization that aims to establish advanced cancer care infrastructure that is accessible to all, promoting translational research with a focus on India and providing philanthropic support to cancer patients.

The installation was based on the legend of Persephone, daughter of Greek God Zeus and his consort Demeter. This one of a kind presentation, blends performing and visual art, and outlines the evolution of woman from being a child with untouched innocence and unfettered dreams to growing into gaining a sense of worldliness, wisdom, of love and discovering her own power and great strength. The event had been curated by Pooja Acharya, a successful art curator who has curated various private collections in India and overseas.

Says artist Sheetal Dewan, “Persephone’s journey is the journey of every woman. It is dramatic, and resonates deeply with audiences, for at its core, it is one of self-discovery. I imagine it in colors, alluring colors, colors that spoke to her in the middle of the night or deep within the conversation of another; the greens enriched her, the blues allowed her to breathe, the yellow made her feel. This passage and evolution is captured on canvas for this installation.”

Pooja who has in the past successfully conceptualized and executed Art for Concern: Concern India Foundation; Mumbai Art Festival: a unique public private partnership that has showcased and promoted upcoming artist along with established artists, says,  “It’s never been done before in India – this coming together of art and dance in this form. We want to provide a platform for presentation of the works by Sheetal Dewan in a way that was truly evocative of the spirit that infuses them. The unique trinity of art, music and dance brings this forth.”

ABOUT POOJA ACHARYA: New York based Pooja Acharya has been curating private collections internationally for the last 15 years. In addition this Mumbai girl has conceptualized and executed events like Art for Concern for the Concern India foundation and Mumbai Art Festival, a unique public private initiative that has showcased and promoted upcoming artists along with established artists.

She lives between Mumbai and New York

ABOUT SHEETAL DEWAN: One can see the universe in her canvas, a medley of natural elements colliding and merging, engaging in a divine dance, to coalesce into images that derive from the depths of consciousness.

A degree in fine art from the College of Art, Delhi, combined with inspiration from her self taught artist mother, to produce an education that has evolved through collections and exhibitions all over the country, into a style that is distinctly her own. A deep interest in psychology and the workings of the unconsciousness led her to pursue a degree in the subject. Every time she now raises her brush to canvas, it is coloured with the depth of the knowledge of the psyche, an understanding of the depths of our natures. Her interest in the occult, in tarot and astrology, adds yet another dimension to her work.

While a strong leitmotif underlines her best works, one also glimpses paradoxes within. Abstract and classical at the same time. Strong, yet lyrical in her use of colors. Ephemeral and simultaneously energetic. This is the work of an artist, which leaves one constantly on the edge. The essence is right upfront, visible. And yet beyond the surface, there is something deeper that tantalizes, and draws one further into the soul of the work. That transcends color, form and canvas and exists purely as the echo of the elements, of the soul.

ABOUT TERENCE LEWIS:  Internationally trained dancer, performer and teacher par excellence, master choreographer, celebrity judge, the guru of Indian contemporary dance- Terence Lewis, is the Artistic Director and Founder of the TL Inc- the Terence Lewis Inc, (since 1999),that stands as one of the countries most reputed Dance Institutions. Terence Lewis is the recipient of several awards and honors and has to his credit and has been the catalyst for several cross cultural projects on international stages. Drawing inspiration from life itself, for Terence ‘art’ is thus limitless and the possibilities endless.

ABOUT JUGNEE: Jugnee, a pioneer initiative, by Terence Lewis, offers a non – profit and neutral platform to dancers for an unparalleled learning experience.  In differing formats, from a 4 day long festival, featuring International Workshops, Dance film Screenings, Panel Discussions by Eminent personalities and Performances along with associations with stalwarts in the cultural arena such as NCPA, Prithvi, Maxmeuller Bhavan, L’Alliance Francaise, British Council, etc. Jugnee grows in strength every year. Jugnee 2015 also had on board Impulstanz- the worlds largest Contemporary Dance Festival, that awarded a free training scholarship in Vienna to the most meritorious participant. Jugnee 2015 was a grand success but it came at a high price – which was borne entirely by Curator- Terence Lewis and supported by his Company- the TLCDC.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Stair 9 Production announced “Red Signal” The Age of Youth


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Lucknow: on Monday, 24th August 2015, Stair 9 Production announced the star cast of his most awaited film “Red Signal” The Age of Youth here in a formal ceremony held in Golden Blossom Hotel, Lucknow. The film will be Produced by Vijay Verma and Co-Produced by Rahul Tripathi. The story and screenplay is written by Rahul Verma and will be directed by Vir Mahajan and Vijay Verma. Veteran Actor Mohan Joshi, Anjan Srivastava, Dolly Saxena, Rakhi Aroora and Neelam Singh will play the lead characters in the film. Producer and Director Vijay Verma confirmed the news that 28 days out of 30 days of shooting will be done in Lucknow and rest two days will be filmed in Mumbai. Production Company is planning to conduct audition in the city for rest of the characters so that the local talents can reach to the Bollywood. Filmmaker Vijay Verma was born at Barabanki Dist. of UP and graduated from KKC, Lucknow University and has great ambition to raise the city name in Bollywood.Young Director Vir Mahajan said that it is our ambitious project and has great expectation from all our team. Talking about film Vijay Verma further added that the film is all about youth and their targets that how they break the many signals and rules to get success in life. These days Hindi cinema is globally recognized so we are also planning to make it a complete entertainment with full on drama and romance with strong content. Veteran actor Mohan Joshi appreciated the city and said that it is my pleasure to associate with this project which has a strong plot targeting the youth audience.Theatre artist and actor Anjan Srivasatava who recently completed his 45 years in theaters and did a number of Hindi and Bhojpuri films said that I always wanted to work in Lucknow a “City of Nawab” and a dream came true after signing this film. Female leads Dolly Saxena, Neelima Singh and Rakhi Aroora addressing to the media and stated that they have great expectation from this film which is going on floor in the month of November in Lucknow.

On this occasion Chief guests of the event Mr.Arvind Singh Gop ji, Gramya Vikash Minister Swatantra Prabhar U.P. And other guests Mr.Bhagwati Singh Senior most Leader & Ex. Minister of Samajwadi Party U.P. and local MLA Mr.Ram Gopal Rawat were present at the event.All the ministers appreciated the work of Vijay Verma who is going to give the opportunity to local artist to showcase their talents on silver screen. Mr.Arvind Singh pointed out that our government has always welcomed the filmmakers from all over India and provide subsidy to many Bollywood films like Dabang,Gulabi Gang etc whose most of the part filmed in UP. To help filmmakers we have constituted an organization called FILM BANDU who use to finance the film in the state. MD.Iqbal Ahmad, PRO of the film said that after completion of the film we will promote the film in major cities of the state and all over India in large scale so that the film can reach to a large mass. Other casts and crew were also present at the venue to support the team.

 
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Sunny Leone turns into a counselor for the Splitsvillains in MTV Splitsvilla-8!


 

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The budding connection between Prince and Karishma is marred by Paras’s conniving antics. After being instigated by Paras, Prince goes against his ladylove, Karishma. Sunny intervenes and consoles the heart- broken Karishma as Prince’s cold behavior breaks her down into tears. Taking the advantage of the tense moment, the reigning queen, Subuhi saves Prince from getting dumped thereby wooing him over and ruining his connection with Karishma.

Will Prince and Karishma be able to revive their relationship?

 
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Three reasons why Pakistan is afraid of Phantom’s release


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Phantom, based on the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, is adapted from S Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mumbai Avengers. The action-thriller is banned in Pakistan on the plea of the Jama’at-ud-Da’wah chief and notorious terrorist, Hafiz Saeed. The film’s producers, Sajid Nadiadwala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, are shocked that a court in Pakistan has admitted a plea by Saeed, who is reportedly the mastermind behind the 26/11 attacks.
What’s more distressing for director Kabir Khan and lead actors Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif is that the Censor Board of Pakistan hasn’t even seen the film before banning it. The makers feel that Pakistan could be afraid to release this film, that releases in the rest of the world today, because:

  1. The four masterminds behind the 26/11 Mumbai carnage — Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, David Headley and Sajid Mir — allegedly have origins in Pakistan, though the country has been clearly denying their involvement.
  2. The Pakistan connect of these four masterminds could be making the country uncomfortable and hence, it has asked for the ban on Phantom, that shows how the 26/11 terror plot was reportedly hatched by people sitting in their country.

3. The film portrays a solution to the attacks in the form of counter-insurgent operations,like the one that took place recently in Myanmar, which they want to keep away from the eyes of their common man. There are certain vested interests who don’t wish to awaken the innocent people of Pakistan into seeing how they’re being played.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Anushka’s special fan moment!


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Anushka Ranjan is thrilled with the response and the appreciation her work has been getting post the trailer launch of her debut film Wedding Pullav. But as producer duo Anu and Shashi Ranjan’s daughter steps into ‘famedom’ she reveals that all the ‘fame and attention’ she has been getting is yet to sink in! “That feeling hasn’t sunk in completely. Life is the usual or at least I try to take it as normally as I can, though I realize that people tend to stare and look at your face for longer now and I’m trying to getting used to it,” laughs Anushka.

Prod further and the young star shares that while the compliments coming from industry and family are great, the positive feedback coming from the public is equally special. “Recently at the Delhi airport when a co-passenger came up to me and asked me if I was the same actress in Wedding Pullav, I think that was when it kind of sunk in and to be honest I was so thrilled I even texted my sister. So, that was special, my first fan moment,” she smiles.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

6 Reasons Why Phantom is a must watch!


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Phantom has generated immense buzz with the mere release of its trailer. With the Film set to hit theatre this Friday, here is a list of 6 reasons which make this action thriller a must watch!
  • Plot

Phantom is Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming action thriller which revolves around global terrorism. The film is an adaptation of S. Hussain Zaidi’s recent novel (with Gabriel Khan), Mumbai Avengers. The espionage drama is based on the series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks in Mumbai which took place on November 26, 2008 ,which continued for the next four days and was led by Ten members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Ajmal Kasab one of the 10 terrorists captured alive was hanged on November 21, 2012. But many of the masterminds got away.

In Hussain’s novel, five years after the attacks, a retired army officer spearheads a covert mission with a team of daredevil agents to seek out and kill these terror masterminds, one by one, making sure that the assassinations look like natural deaths. The best-selling author has collaborated on the screenplay and the terror suspects have found their way into the fictional plot. These include David Headley and Sajid Mir. 

  • Kabir Khan



Yes, he has turned out to be one director whose works you just can’t afford to miss. All his films till now have been accepted well by the audiences across the globe. Kabir Khan returns in less than 6 weeks after ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. ‘Phantom’ is one of the much-awaited films of 2015. The controversial plot of the film has already let many wagging tongues do the talking. However, the filmmaker is quite sure that the audience will understand the theme and give much love to this one like they have done earlier. Eager now to watch this one?

  • Visual Spectacle

The film has been shot in Lebanon, Syria, the UK, Canada and India. Indian locations include Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab’s Malerkotla. 

Kabir Khan was keen on shooting those scenes across border, but the unit felt that it wouldn’t be safe to do so. Citing everyone’s concerns, he decided to recreate actual locations in Punjab. He recreated Pakistan in Malerkotla in Punjab. 

The location Malerkotla was zeroed down because of its mosque, local people, narrow lanes and overall architecture, which creates the verisimilitude of a town from Pakistan. The area was set up with posters and flags etc. 

  • Villains

Phantom involves pivotal characters that have been named after David Headley and Sajid Mir and two others modelled on Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is an internationally designated terrorist and the chief or amir of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah, which operates mainly from Pakistan and has had sanctions placed against it as a terrorist organisation by the United Nations. He is one of the masterminds responsible for 26/11 attacks in India.

Headley, the Pakistani-American LeT terrorist, is currently serving a 35-year-sentence but Sajid Mir, who allegedly was Headley’s handler, has vanished. According to intelligence provided by the Mossad, he is holed up in Muridke near Lahore.

The mastermind of the 26/11 attacks, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, is also supposed to be living in a safe house near Lahore.

  • Action


The film proves that action is in Kabir Khan’s DNA. The films action sequences validate this fact. 4 crucial action sequences had to be shot for tyhe film. Kabir Khan scrutinized and selected Beirut, Punjab, Canada and Kashmir as perfect locations to film the scenes.


Beirut Action Sequence – While shooting in Beirut, director Kabir Khan was aware that shooting in these strife-torn locations would be a sensitive matter. 
There were about 400 locals dressed as rebel soldiers and a movement of about 25 trucks and jeeps for the sequence. Being a massive set-up it attracted a lot of attention. They used real guns for this entire action sequence.

Punjab sequence – This sequence had a lot of intensive car chases and crashes scenes, which does required a lot of perfection and at most care while shooting them.They had to go through a lot of permissions including the street shops as there were a lot of movement and security issues during the shot.




Canada Sequence –
 As the director Kabir Khan had always maintained that he prefers real locations instead of relying on CGI (computer-generated imagery) because the actual backdrop adds more depth to his story. The entire crew flew down to Canada There they did a high end real car chase sequences. It was an exciting schedule which involved cutting the edge sequence under the expert Action Director Garry who has directed a lot of movies before.

Kashmir Sequence – Phantom was shot in north Kashmir ski resort of Gulmarg and later also shot in the south Kashmir’s Pahalgam hill station. They shot a huge blast sequence in the snows and the most difficult part was of the entire schedule was it was planned in the peak of winters when the entire valley was covered under a 10ft blanket of snow all around.

  • If you’r an Indian


Going by the films tagline which read, “A story you wish was true’ . Phantom is Film made for the Indians by the Indians. As the film is based on a true incident which serves as a nightmare in the minds of all Indian. Phantom is a must watch as our very own Saif Ali Khan as Daniyal Khan will be seen killing the terrorist masterminds leaving everyone wishing for the story to have been true!
 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Bhatt shocked by similarities in his next story and the Indrani-Sheena case!


 

Mahesh Bhatt has scripted his next, Ab Raat Guzarnewali Hai, assisted by Suhrita Sengupta. The film that will be directed by Bhatt’s protege Guroudev Bhalla, is being produced by Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and presented by Zee. Bhatt had finished his script in May 2015 and what has shocked the filmmaker are the similarities between Indrani -Sheena story and one that grew out of his imagination.

Late on Tuesday, when report of Peter Mukerjea’s wife Indrani’s  arrest spread for murder of her sister (it later turned out that she was actually her daughter), Sheena Bora,  left filmmaker jolted by remarkable similarities, he says, “I empathise with the living hell Peter is going through and this is not a pathetic attempt to ride on his unspeakable tragedy. But bizarre as it may sound, fact is that this is a case of life imitating fiction rather than fiction imitating life.”

The film’s story is of crime and passion, drenched in blood, revolving around a mother and daughter. While Bhatt refuses to get into details, he admits that it plays itself out in a media space with characters high on fame and power, flushed with money and caught in multi-partner relationships. He further adds, “The story grew out of my imagination. I never imagined that it could be unfolding for real in a highrise in our backyard where the rich and powerful reside. The coincidence between a pure work of fiction and real life staggers me, it makes me shudder.”

When further asked him with the Indrani-Sheena story in the headlines, will he add their real-life story into his reel-life story, “No, my work is done,  I only wrote this story for my protege. The film should roll in December. I never imagined that it would explode for real as the mother of all crime stories,” says Bhatt.

 
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A happy arrival on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded


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A number of celebrities have graced the Jhalak stage with their presence but this time the Bollywood icon Shahid Kapoor was happy to welcome one of his closest family members to the sets of Jhalak Reloaded. Ishaan Khattar turned up to meet his big brother. Shahid, took his baby brother around and taught him how to ride the Segway as well.

As the performances began, Jhalak contestant Shamita Shetty performed a beautiful romantic act for which she was blindfolded. The person who made Shamita’s performance even more special was none other than Shamita’s mother Sunanda Shetty who surprised her daughter. Sunanda Shetty was very proud and even had tears in her eyes as she was grateful for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa transforming her daughter from a cocoon to a beautiful butterfly. With the judges to contestants alike, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’s team has definitely got their families’ support!

Catch more spectacular moments from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa every Saturday andSunday at 9pm only on COLORS!

 
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Top grossing ‘TRANSPORTER’ franchise gets a new reboot after 7 years as ‘The Transporter: Refueled’ all set to release on 4th September 2015


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Cast:  Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson (Thor, Divergent) and Loan Chabanol (Fading Gigilo), Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic. Wenxia Yu, Noémie Lenoir and Yuri Kolokolnikov.

Director:   Camille Delamarre

After 7 years since the last Transporter movie, the franchise’s next action packed biggie reboot ‘THE TRANSPORTER: REFUELED’ is set to release in India on 4th September 2015!

After the huge success of the top grossing and highly billed Transporter series, the fourth add-on to the series is the much awaited THE TRANSPORTER: REFUELED which set to release in India on 4th September!

The Transporter series has set a high bar for action adventure, having delivered some of the most memorable action packed sequences in the genre. Fans will see new and fresh talent don the leading roles this time, taking the franchise ahead with a new spin and flavour.

The suave stylish and ‘transporter’ with swag Frank Martin (played by actor Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabonal), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.

The Transporter Refueled features a new young cast starring Ed Skrein ( of“Game of Thrones” fame and also stars with Ryan Reynolds in the new superhero flick DEADPOOL), with Ray Stevenson (Thor, Divergent) and Loan Chabanol (Fading Gigilo). The cast also includes Gabriella Wright, Tatiana Pajkovic. Wenxia Yu, Noémie Lenoir and Yuri Kolokolnikov.

Director Camille Delamarre voices confidence that the latest installment, with its new leading man, revenge-fueled women, brutal street-fighting brawls and metal-bending chase sequences, will more than exceed audience expectations. “The Transporter Refueled is more than a reboot,” he says. “It’s a whole new story.”

As for the new Transporter himself, Ed Skrein takes unabashed pride in his character’s journey through the mean streets of southern France. “Rolling around on the floor wrestling and fighting with bamboo sticks and punching other guys with pads on and fighting in front of a moving car—the only time you want to be in situations like that is when you’re on a film set,” he says. “I’m a complete pacifist myself, but when it’s scripted that I get in a fight and win, it’s fantastic.”

Produced by Luc Besson (Lucy) and Mark Gao, The Transporter Refueled is directed by Camille Delamarre. The creative team includes writers Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and Luc Besson, director of photography Christophe Collette, composer Alexandre Azaria, stunt coordinator Alain Figlarz and production designer Hugues Tissandier.

For pan-Indian appeal, the film is all set to release in 4 languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in IMAX as well 4th September, 2015.

 
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T-Series joins hands with Vishesh films again


 

Bhushan Kumar to jointly produce two films with Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt – Raaz 4 and Love Games

 

After Aashiqui 2’s release in 2013, T-Series joins hands yet again with Vishesh Films to jointly produce two films – Raaz 4 and Love Games both to be directed by Vikram Bhatt.

Aashiqui 2 which was the love story of the year 2013 and the songs turning into blockbusters specially Tum Hi Ho which is even today a love anthem, the team is all set to make two more films. Raaz which is already a successful franchise from the Bhatts camp will have Bhushan Kumar for the first time jointly producing the fourth installment of the franchise. Raaz 4 which will be a thriller drama like its previous parts will be directed by Vikram Bhatt who directed the first and third part of the franchise. The film which will go on floors soon is looking at a release of 3rd June 2016.

But before Raaz 4 releases, T-Series and Vishesh Films will jointly produce Love Games which is already on floors. The film shows the physical passion and touches lust and peaks of love. The first schedule will be shot in Cape Town to see a release of 1st April 2016.

These films will again mark a strong collaboration between T-Series and Vishesh Films to give the audience melodious music and strong content bound together.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

सिंह इज़ ब्लिंग में प्रभुदेवा का सरदार लुक


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प्रभुदेवा अपने द्वारा निर्देशित फिल्मों में अपना चेहरा दिखाते हैं। ‘राउडी राठौर’ में ‘चिंता ता’, ‘र… राजकुमार’ में ‘गंदी बात’ और ‘एक्शन जैक्सन’ में ‘एजे’ में उन्होंने अपने मू्व्ज़ दिखाए। दो अक्टोबर को प्रभुदेवा की ‘सिंह इज़ ब्लिंग’ रिलीज होने जा रही है। राउडी राठौर के बाद अक्षय कुमार और प्रभुदेवा की सुपरहिट जोड़ी फिर साथ है।

इस फिल्म के एक गाने ‘सिंह एंड कौर’ में भी प्रभुदेवा, अक्षय कुमार और एमी जैक्सन के साथ डांस करते दिखाई देंगे। खास बात यह है कि प्रभु सरदार लुक में दिखाई देंगे। उन्होंने यह लुक इस कम्युनिटी को सम्मान देने के लिए अपनाया है। प्रभु का यह पंजाबी अवतार निश्चित रूप से उनके फैंस को जरूर पसंद आएगा।

Prabhudheva dons a sardar look for a special appearance in Singh is Bliing

The director shakes a leg with the lead actors for a special song to show love and respect for the community

Prabhudheva is all excited yet nervous for his upcoming movie ‘Singh is Bliing’. He is always seen making special appearances in the movie he directs, be it Rowdy Rathore’s Chinta ta chita, R..Rajkumar’s ‘Gandi baat’ or Action Jackson’s ‘AJ’. ‘The Prabhudheva touch’ makes the song more exuberant than ever.

What we hear is that, Prabhudheva will be dancing with Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson for a song- ‘Singh and Kaur’ . But, the highlight of the song is that the dancing master will be seen wearing a turban donning a full sardar look. This will be the first time; Prabhu will be seen in a Punjabi avatar.

Well, it’s always a hit when Prabhudheva makes a special appearance. Let’s see what’s in stores next with his upcoming movie ‘Singh is Bliing.’

Dhaval Jayantilal Gada (Pen) & Grazing Goat pictures LLP Presents, produced by Ashvini Yardi and Co-produced by Akshay Jayantilal Gada, Kushal Kantilal Gada and Reshmaa Kadakia, starring Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in lead roles, Singh is Bliing is all set to release on 2nd October!!

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. review by ANIZ FILMVALA


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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

review by

ANIZ FILMVALA

****

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Cast: Henry Cavill,Armie Hammer,Alicia Vikander,Elizabeth Debicki,Jared Harris & Hugh Grant

Sherlock Holmes Director Guy RItchie surprises with this blast from the past as he gives a stylish James-Bond kind of tribute to the 60’s classic spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Ritchie has associated the name of the old series but has done a admirable and extraordinary transformation to this classic concept with a casting challenge of Henry Cavill [Superman] as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin a unmatched and a astonishing performance by this star’s is a strong element which gives the moviegoers enough reasons to go to the theater.

Impressive technique of visual and stylish mix of action and comedy and not to forget the music composed by Daniel Pemberton is a retro treat to our ears, an inspiring soundtrack for the people who get still hooked up to the 60’s composition.

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” story is based on CIA agent Solo [Henry Cavill] and KGB agent Kuryakin [Armie Hammer]. As they are forcibly arranged for a joint mission to stop a inexplicable international criminal organization, which is on a assignment to destabilizing the brittle balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, who is the key to uncover this criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Kriti Sanon’s Sister will fly down to Mumbai from Delhi to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with her


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Raksha Bandhan is around the corner (August 29), and siblings are looking forward to the celebrations that will take place on the day. Kriti Sanon is no different. Though the actor doesn’t have a brother, she doesn’t miss out on the opportunity to catch up with her sister, Nupur Sanon.

In fact, a source close to Kriti reveals that the two celebrate Raksha Bandhan in the same manner any brother-sister duo would. “They tie Rakhis to each other, and spend the day with their family,” says the source.

This year, however, there has been a change in plan. Since Kriti is busy shooting for film-maker Rohit Shetty’s next, she won’t be able to visit her home in Delhi. “So Nupur will be flying down to Mumbai, and they will have a short celebration in the city,” says the source.

When contacted, Kriti says, “Yes, my sister will be here on Raksha Bandhan. The day shouldn’t just be about a brother promising to protect his sister. Siblings could make a similar promise too, just like my sister and I have been doing since childhood.”

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Phantom review by ANIZ FILMVALA


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Phantom

review by

ANIZ FILMVALA

**

Directed by Kabir Khan

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub,Sabyasachi Chakrabarty,Rajesh Tailang &Qazi Touqeer

Kabir Khan’s Phantom is a baffled film with juxtapose mission – impossible narrative to keep you unengaged till you bask to leave the cinema hall with repulsion of a bad weekend. Thanks to the super star casting and the magnanimous filming which might be a little source of money value, otherwise the scripting is one hell of soreness to follow. As yet another movie to review the tragedy of our country’s unforgettable memory of a terrorist attack during 26/11.

Either you show a meticulous account of the brain behind the plotting of such mayhem with detailed parameters to convince the sane audience or just create a mockery out of the seriousness of such gruesome act which some masterminds create and are never bought to the books of crime.

Entertainment should not be the criteria to ridicule the facts and the investigation [which are still on] and make a movie to just scheme insignificant methods of how easily a terrorist outfits can be bought down to knees with a one man army.

Wakeup man the audience of present generation is intellectual and suave and can’t be taken for a ride to fill the theaters easily for the weekends target to rock the box office.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Ahmed Khan, Kapil Sharma and Abbas Mustan-Hussein all in white theme!


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The cast of Kisko Kisko Pyaar Karoon was recently shooting for a song which is choreographed by Ahmed Khan.
 
For one of the fun sequences and a small tribute to his directors Ahmed Khan& Kapil Sharma decided to dress up in all white ensemble.
 
The film is directed by Abbas-Mustan & will see the talented duo venture into comedy genre after a long time. The film is Produced by Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain and Abbas Mustan and stars Kapil Sharma, Arbaaz Khan, Varun Sharma, Manjari Fadnis, Elli Avram, Simran Mundi Sai Lokur, and Jamie Lever .
 
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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
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Kangana and Imran seen promoting their upcoming film Katti Batti.


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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Rising star Ed Skrien got trained in various fighting styles for ‘The Transporter: Refueled’


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The actor learnt powerful fighting styles for his upcoming biggie reboot!!!

The Transporter series has set a high bar for action adventure, having delivered some of the most memorable action packed sequences in the genre. Fans will see new and fresh talent don the leading roles this time, taking the franchise ahead with a new spin and flavor.

Reportedly, Ed Skrein, who will play Frank Martin in the film, underwent rigorous training in various fighting styles for his role in the film.

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Elaborating on the same, Skrein said, “I used to be a competitive swimmer and I’ve done a lot of endurance sports over the years, but since I had no martial-art experience, I turned up on that first day in the gym knowing that I really had a high mountain to climb. We wanted to create a unique system of fighting, different from the previous franchise and from all the other movies we’ve seen. It was a mix of Krav Maga, Kali, Filipino stick fighting, English boxing and close combat. Fight choreographer Alain Figlarz is a genius and he created the perfect environment for me to grow physically and mentally.”

To be released by Relativity-B4U, the action packed biggie, for pan-Indian appeal,  is all set to release in 4 languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in IMAX as well 4th September, 2015.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Spotted: Team Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Promoting the film


Team Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon- Kapil Sharma – Varun Sharma- Director Abbas Mustan and Producer Ratan Jain were spotted at the Promotions.

The film is directed by Abbas-Mustan & will see the talented duo venture into comedy genre after a long time. The film is Produced by Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain and Abbas Mustan and stars Kapil Sharma, Arbaaz Khan, Varun Sharma, Manjari Fadnis, Elli Avram, Simran Mundi Sai Lokur, and Jamie Lever . 

The film releases on 25th September 2015

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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Offerings with gratitude to Guru Tattva – “Gurave Namah”


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‘Gurave Namah’ is a new album with soul-stirring music compilation dedicated at her Guru’s Lotus Feet by renowned singer, composer & lyricist Meeta Shah. This gripping album was launched by Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai at the Pravachan organised by Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur at Yogi Sabhagruh, Dadar (Mumbai).

The Guru, having dispelled his own inner darkness, seeks the same for his disciple and lovingly guides him to explore and attain that very bliss and tranquillity. Inspired by her Guru, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai, ‘Gurave Namah’ is the brainchild of Pune based, renowned artiste and aspirant, Meeta Shah. The album comprises nine moving tracks. It is an eclectic compilation ranging from Meerabai’s bhajans to Sufi renditions, from traditional music to fusion tunes.

In the album, Meeta Shah’s mellifluous singing finds perfect support in the voices of renowned Bollywood singers, Shankar Mahadevan, Roopkumar Rathod & Suresh Wadkar. The dynamic music bringing the songs alive has been composed by Meeta Shah herself along with Kailashbhai. The songs are arranged by talented musicians Kailash Mehta, Anand Kurhekar and Milind Gune. The album is launch by ‘Times Music’ is a feather in its cap, which is already resplendent with several spiritual releases.

Acclaimed flautist Ronu Majumdar, along with well known singer Anuradha Paudwal and Meeta Shah gave a heart-touching performance on the launch occasion. Also present at the event was Kaumudiben Munshi, who has trained Meeta Shah in music. The artistes received a token of appreciation as well as copies of ‘Gurave Namah’ from Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai. It was truly an enthralling experience for those who were present.

This CD is an expression of gratitude towards the benevolent Guru, an invitation to go within… a masterpiece you must hear to believe!

About Meeta Shah –

Meeta Shah is a renowned singer, composer & lyricist. She has been well trained in classical and light music singer under the guidance of Kaumudi Munshi and Jotsna Mohile. She has been singing, composing & writing since the age of four. She has sung several times in Manibhavan and has done various shows on Radio & Television. She has also performed for reputed institutions including Tata Hospital, London Vishvabharti, London Centre, Manchester, Jain Samaj, Antwerp (Brussels) Dubai, Art of living, Sadhuvaswani Mission, Prashanti Cancer Trust, Agakhan Palace among others.

She has worked with famous personalities like director & playback singer Shri Chandra Shekhar Gadgil and Pandit Shri Raghunandan Panshikarji. She has got a special appreciation from Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi who was mesmerised by her live performance in a show at Pune.

 

About Shrimad Rajchandra Mission –

Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai’s captivating pravachans are held at Yogi Sabhagruh, Dadar twice every month. Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur constantly endeavours to ensure that the beneficial teachings of Shrimad Rajchandraji, spiritual guide to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhiji, spread far and wide. In addition, through Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC), it works towards societal development through 10 cares including health care, educational care, woman care, tribal care, environmental care and more.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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