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“My favourite part about the film is the slapstick comedy, it’s such a break from the slapstick drama I’ve been doing lately”- Peter Dinklage


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~ The Game of Thrones superstar on voicing The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie ~

 

Ever since Game of Thrones burst onto television screens, it was the portrayal of Tyrion Lannister by actor Peter Dinklage that had everyone talking.  We now hear that the Golden Globe winner is looking forward to taking a break from his dramatic portrayals and finding some ‘comic relief’ in his professional career.  Peter was heard saying that getting a chance to do comedy is his favourite part about the upcoming Angry Birds movie where he has lent his voice for the Mighty Eagle, a mysterious giant anthropomorphic Bald Eagle who is idolized by the Birds of Bird Island although they have never seen him in real life, but has some secrets up his feathers.

 

Dinklage says, “Mighty Eagle likes to talk, talk and talk about himself. He has a mighty Ego. There’s a huge group of hilarious comedians starring in the movie, like the most number of funny people ever together in one movie. I had such a blast upstaging all of them. My favourite part about the film is the slapstick comedy, it’s such a break from the slapstick drama I’ve been doing lately.”

 

Based on one of the most successful games of the recent times – Angry Birds, the star cast of the movie includes Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Josh Gad (PixelsFrozen), Danny McBride (Due Date, This is the End) and Maya Rudolph (Grown Ups, Bridesmaids). Distributed by Sony Pictures, The Angry Birds movie will release in India on May 27th in English, Hindi and Tamil. It will also be available in 3D.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

It’s Hockey time for Alia Bhatt!


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Alia Bhatt, portrays a character of a Hockey Player in her upcoming film, Udta Punjab.

Alia recently shot for a song with real-life hockey players from several colleges across Mumbai.

the 23 year old actress, who had a great time shooting for the sequence shares, “The girls were cool, tough and inspiring. There was so much that I learnt from them about the sport. It was a fun shoot as we clicked a few selfies,“

The Highway actress has always been into sports since her school days. However, she was more into sports like Football and Handball.

Alia further adds, “Since I began practicing I have realised that hockey is a difficult sport and requires a lot of skill.“

Alia took special efforts to learn the sport, She spent over a month and a half in learning the sport and getting the postures right. Alia shares, “I was given a coach and we trained at a place in Bandra. I would reach at around 6 am,“

Alia even took a few tips from SRK, who stars opposite her in Gauri Shinde’s next.

Alia didn’t only train in hockey for the film, as a part of her prep for Udta Punjab, Alia also spent a lot of time researching the subject of drug abuse in the state of Punjab. She adds, “I saw many documen taries and videos to under stand the behavioural patterns of those under the influence. It was disturbing,“.

Udta Punjab is a film based on the lives of 4 individuals played by Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh who are impacted by the drug abuse faced in the connecting state of Punjab.
Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Productions, Udta Punajb is directed by Abhishek Chaubey and is set to release on June 17th 2016.
 
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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Endemol, Reliance Entertainment & Blue Waters Motion Pictures in association with Sujoy Ghosh to produce, market & distribute TE3N.


 

 

Endemol, Reliance Entertainment, Cinemaa, Kross Pictures and Blue Waters  Motion Pictures, have come together for “TE3N”, an emotional thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, with Vidya Balan in a pivotal guest appearance.

The film, which has Sujoy Ghosh as creative producer and Ribhu Dasgupta as its director, is scheduled for a worldwide release on June 10th, 2016.

Set in Kolkata, TE3N is about a crime that affects its three principal characters. Amitabh Bachchan is John Biswas, a grandfather on the relentless pursuit of justice since eight years. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Father Martin Das, whose life was changed forever by the same crime that claimed the life of John’s granddaughter. Vidya Balan is Sarita Sarkar, the cop who swings into action when an identical crime is repeated eight years later. TE3N is the emotionally explosive journey of these three people, who find their fates intertwined in their quest for justice and redemption. Scripted by Suresh Nair and Bijesh Jayarajan, with dialogues by Ritesh Shah, the film has a stellar crew behind the scenes with cinematography by Tushar Kanti Ray, music by Clinton Cerejo and action Sham Kaushal .

TE3N releases worldwide , June 10, 2016.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Katrina is ‘Ab’ solutely killing it!


Katrina Kaif’s ‘abs’olutely smoking hot performance at the IPL opening ceremony garnered good buzz and made all the right noises, so much so that the star performer had stunned even her most ardent of critics, who couldn’t stop praising her sexy abs and curvaceous look, and the fact that she has never looked so better!

According to sources, “It’s a good phase for Katrina, as things. The audience and her  fans alike  have been  raving abt her transformation. She’s looking fitter than ever before and more sensational .  The first look of Katrina’s upcoming love story, Baar Baar Dekho has been hugely appreciated and loved by her fans, who can’t stop raving about her fresh pairing with co- star Siddarth Malhotra ..  Katrina  seems to be enjoying this stage of her career, considering her wow  transformation and the fact that she’s focusing only on her work. Looks like Katrina has got her groove back.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Devika Bhise Rocks The LBD On Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet


Devika Bhise and Matthew Brown at Tribeca

 

Director Matthew Brown’s upcoming Dev Patel-Jeremy Irons starrer The Man Who Knew Infinity, which revolves around the life of Mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, was recently screened at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival 2016 and while the film received rave reviews from the critics and the audiences, the leading lady of the much-anticipated film, Devika Bhise made heads turn with her sassy style on the red carpet.

 

Devika walked in wearing a little black Piamata dress on the red carpet, along with the film’s cast and its makers. She teamed her LBD with black Aquazzura sandals and jewels from Jacob and Co.

 

She totally nailed the look with her impeccable top knot bun, which was created by hairstylist Charlie Taylor. While her make-up was done by Nick Barose, Cristina Ehrlich styled her for the do.

 

Devika manages to impress us every time with her sartorial choices and is surely a fashionista to watch out for.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN First International Trailer Launch


  Release date: 23-Sep-16

Genre: Action

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Peter Sarsgaard

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven.  With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).  As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. www.magnificent7movie.net

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
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Arwind Swamy’s upcoming Film Dear Dad


 
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
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Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra Film 1920 London


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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Prateik Babbar in association with True School of Music launches new short film ‘The Guitar’!


 

Prateik Babbar, who has been missing from the silver screen for a while, is back to impress the audience and his fans with a new short film, ‘The Guitar’, which is a heartwarming story of a struggling musician and his wonderful gesture that changes a life forever.

The talented actor in association with True School Of Music (True Showcase) has recently launched a four-minute video to stress that talent needs to be spotted and nurtured.

Produced by The Human Touch, ‘The Guitar’ is an effort towards bringing such videos to the audience all over the world that would fill them up with positivity and restore their faith in the eternal spirit of humanity.

On his decision to get associated with the project, Prateik says, “The director of the video, Aatish Dabral and I have been friends for a long time. We started as interns in the same production house about 10 to 12 years ago and have kept in touch since. He’s now associated with The Human Touch that makes movies about humanity and sacrifice. In terms of reaching out to the public, you cannot go wrong with this. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do this. I wanted to get back on the map, in terms of being visible in the public eye again and this was a great way to get back. The video carries a beautiful message.”

“I auditioned for the role and he really liked the space I was in. I am a bit thoughtful about life like the nice guy we see in the film and it just added to my character. I think I was already thinking on similar lines. It has worked out brilliantly. The story had so much to say, and a lot of it has been conveyed through expressions and music,” Prateik adds.

Prateik, who began his career at a very young age, got picked up for an advertising commercial. “When I did the film Dhobi Ghat, Aamir (Khan) mentored me. He made sure that I was doing the right things, rehearsing and doing everything I was required to for that character. He was like an institution, guiding me along the way. So, when I associated with True School of Music, it was because I recognise that they play a very similar role in the lives of budding musicians.”

Sharing his tips with youngsters who have just started out in their respective areas of profession, Prateik says, “My only advice is ‘know your goal’. Don’t let anything bring you down. Stick on the right path. There’s lot of temptation that comes your way, and at times, things don’t go as planned but it’s worth the fight if you love what you do.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Robert Downey JR speaks on seeing Ironman through a childs eyes and his love for the suit!!


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Actor Robert Downey JR who will reprise his iconic role of Tony Stark aka Ironman in the epic superhero faceoff in Captain America Civil War on 6th May is definitely excited about his latest offering.

He says he has nothing to complain about and absolutely loves the suit!

When asked about becoming Ironman again he says , “Well… what I realized is that there is safety fun in numbers and because…for instance I am sure Chris ( Evans ) could tell you that he’s in every shot of movie practically , now I am on the poster but still whenever you put the suit on and they have improved it overtime it is a thing but I thought rather than do that typical thing that most fortunate people complaining about their circumstances, I have come to love the suit.”

He also revealed how he often sees things from a child’s eye view given the immense popularity of the superheroes amongst the younger audience by confirming when asked, “I do….also now there are kids visiting the sets for a bunch of reasons and back on the second Avengers: The age of Ultron we did before this, my son Axen was visiting the sets and he was going bananas from the hawk eye stuff and  you know he used to, he is kinda over it now ‘cause he knows Dad’s deeply invested in it so it’s a little bit less luminous to him now.”

Catch Ironman Vs Captain America in Captain America Civil War on 6th May!

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

अतुल्य भारत का ब्रैंड एम्बेस्डर मामले पर अमिताभ की सफाई


 

 

पिछले दिनों खबर थी कि पनामा लीक पेपर्स में नाम आने की वजह से केंद्रीय पर्यटन एवं संस्कृति मंत्रालय ने अमिताभ बच्चन को अतुल्य भारत अभियान का ब्रैंड एम्बेस्डर बनाने का फैसला टाल दिया है। मगर अब अमिताभ ने इन खबरों को सिरे से खारिज किया है। अमिताभ ने एक बयान जारी करते हुए कहा कि उन्हें इस पद के लिए कभी भी औपचारिक स्तर पर अप्रोच नहीं किया गया है।

 

अमिताभ ने अपने बयान में कहा, ‘मेरे अतुल्य भारत के ब्रांड एम्बेस्डर बनने को लेकर आई खबरों पर मीडिया की ओर से कई सवाल उठ रहे हैं। मैं यहां बताना चाहता हूं कि मुझे इस पद के लिए कभी औपचारिक तौर पर अप्रोच नहीं किया गया। इसलिए ब्रांड एम्बेसडर नहीं बनाए जाने के बारे में आ रही खबरें बेबुनियाद हैं।’ अमिताभ ने आगे कहा, ‘पनामा पेपर्स खुलासे पर मुझसे अभी भी कई सवाल पूछे जा रहे हैं। मैं कानून का पालन करने वाला नागरिक हूं और एक बार फिर अपने उस बयान को दोहराता हूं जिसमें मैंने कहा था कि मेरे नाम का गलत इस्तेमाल किया गया है।’

 
Statement by legal advisor to Amitabh Bachchan / Amitabh Bachchan

“There have been queries from the media regarding my being Brand Ambassador for ‘Atulya Bharat’. I wish to state that I have not been formally approached for this position. The speculation of the media regarding its discontinuance is, therefore, not relevant as far as I am concerned.

On the Panama disclosures, I wish to state that queries continue to be sent to me by the media. I would humbly request them to kindly direct these to the GOI where I, as a law abiding citizen have already sent, and shall continue to send, my responses. I stand by my earlier statement on the ‘misuse of my name’ in the matter and in any event the press reports do not disclose any illegal act committed by me.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Kanika Kapoor’s fundraiser show for Magic Bus NGO!


 

Singer-composer Kanika Kapoor, who shot to fame with the chartbuster Baby Doll (Ragini MMS 2) followed by Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan (Roy), Desi Look (Ek Paheli Leela) and Kamlee (Happy New Year) among several others likes giving back to the society.

The gorgeous singer and entertainer recently travelled to Hyderabad for a fundraiser musical show that was held in association with the NGO, Magic Bus. Kanika has been associated with Magic Bus, an NGO which works for the welfare of underprivileged children since a long time. Her recent charity show was aimed at raising funds for the welfare of 30,000 kids.

A source close to Kanika informs, “It was quite an amazing experience for her to perform in front of a huge crowd. She feels proud to be part of the noble cause as the revenue generated was meant for the welfare of children.”

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Dream moment for Sayani!


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Sayani Gupta is perhaps one of the most promising break through names in the recent times in Bollywood. She made a confident debut with a stellar performance in Margarita with a Straw which went onto become a raving critical success. But not many know the fact that this Bong beauty had to struggle her way to Mumbai to find herself in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the big streets of Mumbai. Like most people who come to Bombay for the first time, Sayani was also taken to see Mannat by her cousins a decade ago when she visited bombay for the first time. They say destiny takes you places and for Sayani it certainly did. The actress who bagged a promising role in FAN with Shahrukh had a reversal of sorts while shooting for the movie. From being a person who’s dreamt to make it into movies, it was a surreal moment for Sayani who shot for FAN in Mannat. Recalling her experience sayani said, ” It’s one of those things people do when they come to Bombay. Go see ‘Mannat’. Ages ago, during my first visit to bombay, my cousins had taken me to Bandstand and shown me the temple of love. Later I have had to take my friends who have insisted on seeing the temple and get photographed in front of Mannat. It’s a strange fetish people have. However, never did I think I would shoot inside Mannat some day! I was climbing up the front stairs and literally counting my steps. It’s really quite stunning. Whatever little we saw looked like a museum come heritage hotel. I was almost going gaga over some of the books that were kept. Again like many other special experiences through the journey of Fan, this was one of them!”

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee states that “I have been receiving calls from media persons since last 2 hours.


They have been told by Hrithik Roshan’s PR team that Police is coming to meet Kangana today. That’s a blatant lie as no one is visiting Kangana, as has been communicated by Hrithik’s team. My client is not a coward to disappear suddenly. We have always been handling the matter legally and without any fear.  Hrithik’s PR team is just misleading media persons for obvious reasons. He should rather concentrate on acting on my counter notice or responding to it, as it has been more than 45 days since he received it. Such acts of misleading media persons shows acts of desperation. Hrithik never bothered about any imposter in the last about 2 years, how has it become so important now. Hrithik did what he had to do, now he should wait patiently as law will take its own course.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Fans love Jacqueline’s songs!


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Jacqueline Fernandez has a slew of hit songs to her credit.

Her songs have gone ahead to top music charts and have become an instant rage amongst the audiences.

Right from Lat Lag gayi, Jumme ki raat to the most recent Sooraj Dooba hai and Chittiyan Kalaiyaan, the songs have grown to become anthems.

These songs have topped all chart busters and Jacqueline has also showcased her powerful performing capabilities in these songs.

However, Chittiyan Kalaiyaan is specifically a favorite among the girls.

Sangeet for any wedding function is a night where everyone lets their hair down and dances the night away.

Jacqueline’s superhit song, Chittiya Kalaiyaan top’s the list of songs for Sangeet functions.

The actress’s signature step and the song became an instant hit on release.

The search for the perfect sangeet songs for the girls, surely ends with Chittiyan Kalaiyaan.

Chittiyaan Kalliyaan is a song that the girls don’t want to give a miss during the sangeet indicating Jacqueline’s huge girl fan following.

Jacqueline surely rocked the song and has got everyone grooving to it.

On contacting Jacqueline, the actress shares, “Even after so much time has passed, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan has been one of the most loved songs. I am still inundated with fan mails on this song. I am extremely thankful to each and every fan who has helped and made the song this loved.”

On the work front, the actress has a busy year ahead with Housefull 3, Dishoom and Flying Jatt.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

‘Itni Si Baat’, the second song from the Movie Azhar is out now!


 

 

Mumbai 14th April, 2016:Bringing old world romance in vogue- the makers of upcoming drama,  Azhar released their second song ‘Itni Si Baat’ today.  The song features Emraan and Prachi and has been created by guest composer Pritam. Sung by Arijit Singh & Antara Mitrawhich  ‘Itni Si Baat’ shows us Azhar’s relationship with his first wife Naureen. The melodious track with its lyrical  rendition symbolises the kind of bond that Azhar and Naureen shared.

 

‘Itni Si Baat’ chronicles the journey of Azhar Naureen relationship – from the first time when they met as two strangers to the time when their relationship blossomed drawing parallels with Azhar’s rise  and rise in the cricket world.
It is in stark contrast to the first song- Chartbuster romantic number- Bol Do Na Zara- that focussed on the love story of Azhar-Sangeeta at the peak of his career as one of India’s most successful cricket captains.  By bringing us two different worlds of Azhar in back to back songs, the makers have ensured that viewers are able to look at the sheer journey of the man as they get set to Love him, Hate him and Judge him on the big screen!
Though Azhar is not a biopic, it is based on some well-known incidents and facts of former Indian cricket captain Azharuddin’s life. The film is directed by Tony D’Souza and stars Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta along with others. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Sony Pictures Networks, the film is slated to release on May 13th, 2016. It is a Balaji Motion Pictures and Sony Pictures Networks’ production

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Yo Yo Honey Singh, Chitrangda Singh, Gippy Grewal and Sunidhi Chauhan pack a punch at the 6th PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2016!


 

Among the crowd of award shows held every year, PTC Punjabi Film Awards is known to stand out for celebrating the best in the Punjabi film industry, and more importantly, for the breathtaking performances by apna favourite Bollywood and Punjabi film sitaras that leave the audience asking for more. PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2016 held at a sports stadium in Mohali (Punjab) on 14th April was no exception!

Ably anchored by Amrinder Gill, Binnu Dhillon, Arjan Bajwa and Gauahar Khan, PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2016 was full of mastic and magic.

For the last five years, the biggest of Hindi and Punjabi film personalities have graced PTC Punjabi Film Awards and compared the stature of the award ceremony with the biggest ones conducted in Bollywood.

Rajiee M Shinde, Director and CEO, PTC Network says, “Among the fastest growing language cinema in the country today, the Punjabi Cinema has achieved a predominant position in the field of Indian cinema not only in the country but also across the globe. PTC Punjabi Film Awards celebrated its sixth glorious year by putting up a spectacular show attended by the who’s who of Punjabi film industry and Bollywood.”

One of the most popular and talented artists of Bollywood Yo Yo Honey Singh left everybody whistling and clapping as he performed on his chartbusters. The popular rapper who will be seen playing the lead role in his upcoming Punjabi romantic action flick Zorawar, produced by PTC Motion Pictures, Rajiee M Shinde and Rabindra Narayan and directed by Vinnil Markan also performed on the foot-tapping numbers from his most anticipated movie.

Trust the gorgeous Chitrangda Singh to leave the hearts thumping as and when she steps on the platform and the stage of PTC Punjabi Film Awards too was set ablaze as this sexy siren grooved to some of audience’s favourite numbers. The megastar of Punjabi film industry Gippy Grewal made a starry entry and rocked the stage by performing on some cool Punjabi dance numbers. Similarly, singing icon Sunidhi Chauhan crooned her hit numbers creating oh-so memorable moments. The event also witnessed mesmerising performances by Kainaat Arora and Amrinder Gill.

And the proud winners were celebrated with great applause which included Amrinder Gill and Sargun Mehta who won Best Actor and Best Actress award for Angrej respectively. Interestingly, the Amrinder-Sargun starrer also won Best Film award and needless to say Best Director award was won by Simerjit Singh for Angrej.  

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND DREAMWORKS PICTURES’ “GHOST IN THE SHELL” IS IN PRODUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND


Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “GHOST IN THE SHELL,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON,” “LUCY”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masamune_Shirow>, is produced by Avi Arad (“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 1 & 2,” “IRON MAN”), Ari Arad (“GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE”), and Steven Paul (“GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE”). Michael Costigan (“PROMETHEUS”) Tetsu Fujimura (“TEKKEN”), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese “GHOST IN THE SHELL” film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver (“EDGE OF TOMORROW,” “300”) will executive produce.

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

“We are so pleased to be in Wellington to shoot ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL,’” said producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael Costigan and Jeffrey Silver. “The city boasts state-of-the-art production facilities and a rich urban landscape that make it an ideal setting for a sci-fi action film. The crew-base in New Zealand working on the film is first class, and working with Sir Richard Taylor and the team at Weta Workshop is inspirational on every level. The people of New Zealand have been terrific partners in helping us bring this story and its beloved characters to audiences around the world and we are thankful for their continued hospitality.”

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have entered into a marketing agreement with the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Tourism New Zealand (TNZ), Callaghan Innovation and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) which recognizes the significant economic, cultural and industry development benefits the production will bring to New Zealand.  The collaboration will further promote New Zealand’s growing screen industry, develop local talent and showcase New Zealand to the rest of the world.

“The production will broaden the perceptions of the diversity of New Zealand’s locations by showcasing a science fiction urban setting in New Zealand,” says Dave Gibson NZFC Chief Executive.

Tourism New Zealand’s Chief Executive Kevin Bowler said: “Tourism New Zealand is thrilled to be working with Paramount Pictures for the first time on ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL.’ Film tourism is an important element in Tourism New Zealand’s work to inspire people to visit New Zealand and we look forward to this new opportunity to showcase New Zealand to the rest of the world.”

The cast of “GHOST IN THE SHELL” includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (“MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE,” “BATTLE ROYALE” series) as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche (“THE ENGLISH PATIENT,” “CHOCOLAT”) as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt (“Hannibal,” “Boardwalk Empire”) as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk (“BEN-HUR,” “LUCY”) as Batou, and Kaori Momoi (“MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA,” “HONG KONG CONFIDENTIAL”). The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han (“INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE”), Danusia Samal (“Tyrant”), Lasarus Ratuere (“Terra Nova”), Yutaka Izumihara (“UNBROKEN”) and Tuwanda Manyimo (“THE ROVER”).

The film’s crew includes Cinematographer Jess Hall (“THE SPECTACULAR NOW”), Editor Neil Smith (“SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN”), Production Designer Jan Roelfs (“FAST & FURIOUS 6”), and Costume Designers Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller (“THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PARTS 1& 2”).

The film will be released in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About DreamWorks Pictures

DreamWorks Pictures is a production label of Amblin Partners, a content creation company formed by the former DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne). The company develops and produces films using the Amblin, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s first film, “Bridge of Spies,” was released to critical acclaim in October 2015.  Other projects in various stages of production include: “The Light Between Oceans,” scheduled for release by Disney in 2016; “The Girl on the Train,” scheduled for release in October 2016; “A Dog’s Purpose,” scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2017; “Ready Player One,” scheduled for release in December of 2017; and “Ghost in the Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson that is currently in production and scheduled for release in 2017.  Upcoming shows from Amblin TV include “All the Way,” an HBO movie directed by Jay Roach and starring Bryan Cranston; and “American Gothic,” a summer series that will air on CBS and begin production in February 2016.

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About the New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission invests in original and culturally significant films, encourages talented New Zealand filmmakers through developing career pathways and facilitating connections offshore, and works to increase the number of people seeing New Zealand films here and overseas. It is responsible for marketing New Zealand’s screen production industry overseas and attracting international screen productions to New Zealand. The NZFC supports the growth of economic activity and helps ensure New Zealand has sustainable screen sector businesses operating within an internationally competitive screen sector.  The NZFC also helps negotiate co-production treaties and is responsible for administering the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant and the 5% Uplift, and for certifying official co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes.

About Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand markets New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination. In the year ending February 2016, 3.2 million international visitors came to New Zealand. International tourism is one of New Zealand’s largest earners of foreign exchange, adding around NZ$11.8 billion annually to the nation’s economy. www.tourismnewzealand.com<http://www.tourismnewzealand.com/>

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Yo Yo Honey Singh shoots for an action scene despite high fever!


 

Popular rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is very professional when it comes to his work. This was evident when he continued shooting for his upcoming Punjabi romantic action film Zorawar despite being unwell.

Recently, the film’s crew was filming an action sequence at Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium. Honey was very excited to shoot since it was his first action scene. Despite feeling extremely ill, Honey kept shooting and completed the schedule.

Vinnil Markan of Zorawar informs, “Honey was already running a high fever but he kept aside concerns about his health in order to complete a crucial action scene. He knew we had only two hours permission to shoot at the stadium and finished shooting the scene.”

“Since it was extremely cold in Durban, Honey used to rush to his van to relax between breaks. Everyone on the sets was impressed by his professionalism and hard work. He pulled off the action scene amazingly well,” adds Vinnil.

Interestingly, the makers including producers PTC Motion Pictures, Rajiee M Shinde and Rabindra Narayan have left no stone unturned ensuring the movie has been lavishly shot at exotic locations thereby setting the standards high for the Punjabi film industry.

Produced by PTC Motion Pictures, Rajiee M Shinde and Rabindra Narayan and directed by Vinnil Markan, Zorawar starring Honey Singh in the lead role along with Parul Gulati, Gurbani Judge, Pawan Malhotra and Achint Kaur is scheduled to release 6th May 2016.

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Hollywood Actress Devika Bhise Wants To Work With Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani


 

Devika Bhise

Hollywood actress of Indian origin, Devika Bhise, who’s getting rave reviews for her power-packed performance in upcoming biographical drama, The Man Who Knew Infinity, which is based on the life of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, says that she wouldn’t mind doing a Bollywood film, provided she gets the right script.

 

The actress, who plays Ramanujan’s wife Janaki in the movie, is quite intrigued with Bollywood and wouldn’t mind doing a Hindi film. When asked, if she would want to work in a Bollywood film, Devika Bhise said, “Bollywood is such an interesting place and the roles and the movies that are being created, have definitely changed over the last couple of years and are continuing to change so, I think, if I get the right project, I would definitely want to do that. As of now, I haven’t read any script that I have loved.”

 

When asked to name a Bollywood actor she would want to work with, the actress said, “There are a lot of great Bollywood actors but I think one of the problems is that these actors accept every role that they get and as a result, they do roles after roles, instead of immersing themselves into their characters. Aamir Khan, I think is an amazing actor and he is choosy about his roles. Everything that I have watched him in, he has done an excellent job and therefore, I would like to work with him. Hrithik Roshan too is a great actor and he is also very handsome (laughs).”

 

When quizzed about the Indian directors she aspires to work with, Bhise said, “I would love to work with Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.”

 

An Edward R. Pressman/Animus Films production in association with Cayenne Pepper Productions, The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones and Arundhati Nag, has been written and directed by Matthew Brown and is slated to release, in English and Tamil, on April 29, 2016.

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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