Monthly Archives: July 2016
The twitterati has had an overwhelming response to Rahul Bose’s #WhenIWas13 campaign.
Rahul Bose is donning the hat of a director for ‘Poorna’ , following which he started a campaign asking social media users to share memories or experiences from when they were 13 years old.
Amongst the politico’s and serious matters we had a happy something spreading smiles allover. The campaign fast caught momentum and became talk of the town.
Rahul Bose took twitter down their memory lane and twitter was buzzing with some bitter sweet memories of childhood.
Rahul Bose says, “When I recorded and tweeted the #WhenIWas13 video blog I did so because it was such fun remembering the time one entered teenage, the anxieties, the fun, the grown up feeling etc. But what has been amazing is the response of people who have watched it. Everyone replied with photos and tweets reminiscing about their 13 year old selves. It’s obviously struck a chord. It shows how deep down we are perhaps not all that different from each other.”
It was welcomed with open arms. Not only has twitter enjoyed themselves reliving thier memories, its also the tinsel town which had been besotted with the campaign and merrily enjoyed engaging .
Here are the Bollywood Celebrities who tweeted :
Azmi Shabana @AzmiShabana – “I used to wear white ,place a candle under my chin and go around Janki Kutir singing naina barse @ la woh kaun thi”
Harsha Bhogle @bhogleharsha – “Ah, #WhenIWas13, when the dustbin was our roller, when a bat was shared among 12, when joy was small and fulfilling”
Homi Adajania @homiadajania – “Bwahaha unlike u @RahulBose1 I was still growing #WhenIWas13 Waitin for @PoornaTheFilm Here’s when we were someteen” while sharing a picture of Rahul and himself.
Tara Sharma Saluja @tarasharmasaluj – “@RahulBose1 I was quite the ‘muggu’ studied a lot and I loved riding horses. I looked hilarious haaha #WhenIWas13”
Vikram Chandra @vikramchandra – “@RahulBose1 when I was 13 I had just falteringly taken part in my first debate and had told myself I would never ever do so again!”
Rajdeep Sardesai @sardesairajdeep – “#WhenIWas13 I was quizzing in school and playing cricket in the breaks! And yes, I read newspapers!”
Atul Kasbekar @atulkasbekar – “#WhenIWas13 I wanted to be @BjornBorg and Sunil Gavaskar rolled into one. My wish came true – I played tennis ball cricket.
Salim Merchant @salim_merchant – “#WhenIWas13 I wanted to start my school band. We found a bass player & gtr player but no drummer.Finally got an ex-student who played drums”
Mandira Bedi @mandybedi : “Ahhhh the days #WhenIWas13 … I had braces and a long frizzy plait!!
The movie Poorna, directed by Rahul Bose, is the story of a 13-year-old girl from Telangana who created history on May 25, 2014, by becoming the youngest girl in the world to conquer the Mount Everest.
Leadstart Publishing launched
“When Life Turns Turtle”
Journey of a Bollywood Tramp
Written by Raj Supe
Book released by
Director Ashutosh Gowariker, Actors Kay Kay Menon and Makarand Deshpande
Mumbai, July 27, 2016: Leadstart Publishing played host to the launch of “When Life Turns Turtle : Journey of a Bollywood Tramp” by Raj Supe. The book serves up a rich repast from which no reader can depart unfulfilled.
Author Raj Supe’s close friends Ashutosh Gowariker, Kay Kay Menon and Makarand Deshpande launched the book.
Author Raj Supe read excerpts from the book and also shared his spiritual journey that lead to him writing this book. Ashutosh Gowariker, Kay Kay Menon, Makarand Despande who were present for the launch complemented Raj Supe on the spiritual life that he leads and were eager to read his book.
Swarup Nanda, CEO, Leadstart Publishing said, “The world that Raj Supe creates is vividly described with a true artiste’s eye for detail. Set in the ‘belief land of Rishikesh’ on the banks of Ganga ‘perennial river of India’s mystical past’ – his story leads the reader through light and shadow to the goal Indraneel, the protagonist, has set himself – a life of spiritual bliss. Am sure our readers will love this book. “
Author Raj Supe shared, “My publisher Platinum Press an imprint of Leadstart Publishing, Mumbai were happy to create a genre for my book When Life Turns Turtle: Spirituality-based fiction.Like Somerset Maugham’s Razor’s Edge and Herman Hesses’s Siddharth that have something to do with India, I wanted to attempt a work of serious fiction investing remotely or directly, in the deepest Indian tradition of soul search. I’d like to believe my novel has a strong message from Indian Spirituality. India’s story is the story of “Self-seeking”— ours is the land of spirituality and yet, in Indian literature in English, this has scarcely found a voice. When Life Turns Turtle is that story.I would like to borrow the title of one of Carl Jung’s books to describe my novel: Modern Man in Search of a Soul.”
Artist Kay Kay Menon who was present for the book launch said, “I have known Raj Supe for thirty years, he is a consummate writer and this is his best book. Raj’s pen promotes the bona fide art from this land. I found this book very fulfilling. It’s a classic from the land of Ganga and Himalaya; I think it will be widely read and make a lasting contribution to English literature flowing from India.”
Artist Makarand Despande shared, “ Raj Supe writes from his heart. Toofaan! He is deep and profound. I have been a witness to his life’s journey that has only become more and more deeper and I am happy the artist in him has blossomed once again and he has given us this fantastic book tackling the greatest subject.”
Profile of the book: When Life Turns Turtle” : Journey of a Bollywood Tramp by Raj Supe
Indraneel is a young and successful film-maker, an alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an intoxicating relationship with a young and beautiful aspiring actress, his next film is being hailed as a blockbuster. Things couldn’t be going any better. Suddenly, without warning, Indraneel’s life overturns. Hurt floods his heart and soul, seemingly beyond redemption… He arrives in Rishikesh, a mountain town by the river. The artist within him, as well as the bruised individual, senses the timeless love and solace emanating from the Ganga and the Himalayas, but innumerable whys continue to invade his thoughts. Introduced to Shaman, a bookseller with a difference and a ‘closet guru’, the deeply sceptical Indraneel is introduced to a bewilderingly new, yet strangely magnetic world of spiritual seeking. As the seasons pass, as pass they will… Indraneel gradually opens his mind to what he finds around him, delving step by step into the truth about spirituality and human existence. A measure of peace finally descends on his tormented mind.
But the world beckons yet again and Indraneel stands at a crossroads once more. He is asked to make a difficult choice. Will he submit to the strong current of spirituality now flowing within him? Does a spiritual life mean giving up everything else? Can he ever go back to the world? Will he find the happiness he so desperately seeks? The world that Raj Supe creates is vividly described with a true artiste’s eye for detail.
Konkona SenSharma’s directorial debut will be showcased at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentation Section
Konkona SenSharma’s first feature film as a director, ‘A Death in the Gunj’ is all set to have itsworld premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentation Section. The film starring Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey, Tanuja, Om Puri, Tillotama Shome, Jim Saarbh and Gulshan Devaiah also marks the debut of Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey as producers.
An elated Konkona – who has also penned the script – shares, “It’s a great honour and I’m really excited. I was thrilled to get this beautiful email from Cameron Bailey (artistic director of the festival). It was like ‘OMG! Somebody understands my film’.”
Talking about her directorial debut, the two-time National Award-winning actress who has earlier directed a short film, adds, “It’s a human drama, a story of a family from Kolkata visiting retired parents settled in McCluskiegunj over a span of seven days.” She furthers that the film revolves around the character Shyamal Chatterjee (Vikrant Massey) aka Shutu, a shy student who uses a road trip to the old Anglo-Indian town now in Jharkhand as an escape from his failed semester. In the week that follows, his quiet unraveling is initially overlooked by the family revelers, until the holiday ends with an implosion.
Interestingly, the film wrapped up in just 31 days and Konkona attributes it to her cast and says, “I opted for brilliant actors. All the performers were extremely talented without me having to worry about any of them. We had workshops prior to the shoot when we got to know each other well and when in Ranchi we all lived together for a month.”
Studioz IDrream and Macguffin Pictures presentation, ‘A Death in the Gunj’ has been written & directed by Konkona SenSharma and produced by Honey Trehan, Abhishek Chaubey, Raagii Bhatnagar, Ashish Bhatnagar and Vijay Kumar R Swami.
Digital content specialists outlined the future of India’s digital economy at Fast Track India conference
MUMBAI, July 27, 2016: Senior executives from the India’s motion picture and digital industries concluded that accessibility; affordability, quality content and online content protection will be the key drivers to sustain growth in India’s digital economy.
Fast Track India: Bolstering Growth in the Digital Content Economy, a Knowledge Series forum by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) in association with the Los Angeles India Film Council (LAIFC), assessed the extent to which screen content acts as a key driver of the digital economy in India. Creative industry executives assessed the current regulatory and infrastructural challenges, reviewed future growth trends and underlined innovative ways of monetizing digital content to stimulate growth in India’s digital economy.
At the opening of the forum, noted filmmaker and Co-chair, FICCI, Entertainment division, Mr. Ramesh Sippy highlighted that increased connectivity, technological innovation and new content delivery platforms all combine to spur growth. The role of the Government is pivotal to enabling legitimate content delivery platforms to protect and monetize their content in order to achieve their full potential in a rapidly changing marketplace, Mr Sippy said.
India is the second largest Internet user market in the world with an accelerating 40% Internet growth rate. Further; Digital India has the potential to create opportunities for businesses, promote innovation and create jobs. Currently, the Indian M&E sector is at the tipping point for online businesses to provide for a multitude of options to consumers. However online content theft, varying levels of broadband access and affordability in terms of data tariffs continue to present challenges for providers to deliver value to consumers. These factors will have a significant impact on how digital media evolves in the future.
The first panel Making Sense of the Economics of Digital Media featured a keynote presentation by KPMG India’s Mr. Girish Menon, Director- Transaction Services said, “The advent of the OTT services and on-the-go content aided with competitive tariffs and falling average retail price of smartphones has helped to drive video consumption in India. However, profitability still continues to be a major challenge coupled with infrastructure and affordability of data tariffs and payments models. It is imperative for the OTT players to address these concerns through innovative means to achieve the medium’s full potential.“
Speaking about the future of OTT content services, Mr. Ajay Chako Co-Founder & CEO, Arre said, “As in the case of broadcast TV in India, the relatively infant digital content economy is showing signs of secular, organic growth driven by an increasingly young India. We already have more than 120 million consumers of digital content. As with every paradigm shift, audience shifts will be followed by a shift in advertiser preferences and finally consumer monetization. So I am quite hopeful that the digital content economy will see the exponential growth that has been witnessed in the 2000-2010 decade in TV, in the next 3-5 years. I am happy that FICCI and the LA India Film Council have identified this important shift in paradigm in the new content economy.”
At the second panel on Regulatory and Infrastructural Challenges for Digital Media, Mr. Abhishek Joshi, Head – Marketing & Analytics, Digital Business, Set India said, “The OTT industry has graduated from the innovators stage to the early adopters stage within the innovation diffusion curve, based on distinguished product strategies by players in the market. However to cross the chasm to gain the majority market, policy makers will have to play a very big role. Infrastructure and regulatory policies are going to be the biggest differentiators for industry growth for the next 18 months.”
Ms. Archana Anand, Business Head, dittoTV said, “In light of the accelerated digital media consumption across the country, it is wonderful that FICCI and the LA India Film Council provides this much needed platform to discuss the market potential of this space and the innovations and challenges thereof.”
At the third panel on Building a Robust Enforcement Model to Protect Content In a Digital Economy, Mr. Oliver Walsh, Regional Director, Online Content Protection, Motion Picture Association (MPA) said, “The Indian film and TV industry supports 1.8 million jobs which are at risk because of rising online content theft. The future of legitimate content delivery platforms depends on effective enforcement measures supported by Indian State Governments. The Telangana Intellectual Property Crime Unit (TIPCU) is a great example of a dedicated law enforcement unit to tackle organized online film piracy and will set a gold standard approach to significantly reduce online infringement of films and television shows. I hope it is the first of many such enforcement units across India.”
Mr. Rajkumar Akella, Honorary Chairman, Governing Council, Anti Video Piracy Cell, Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce said, “As we have seen innovation diffusion curve, based on distinguished product strategies by players in the market. However to cross the chasm to gain the majority market, policy makers will have to play a very big role. Infrastructure and regulatory policies are going to be the biggest differentiators for industry growth for the next 18 months.”
Ms. Archana Anand, Business Head, dittoTV said, “In light of the accelerated digital media consumption across the country, it is wonderful that FICCI and the LA India Film Council provides this much needed platform to discuss the market potential of this space and the innovations and challenges thereof.”
At the third panel on Building a Robust Enforcement Model to Protect Content In a Digital Economy, Oliver Walsh, Regional Director, Online Content Protection, Motion Picture Association (MPA) said, “The Indian film and TV industry supports 1.8 million jobs which are at risk because of rising online content theft. The future of legitimate content delivery platforms depends on effective enforcement measures supported by Indian State Governments. The Telangana Intellectual Property Crime Unit (TIPCU) is a great example of a dedicated law enforcement unit to tackle organized online film piracy and will set a gold standard approach to significantly reduce online infringement of films and television shows. I hope it is the first of many such enforcement units across India.”
Mr. Rajkumar Akella, Honorary Chairman, Governing Council, Anti Video Piracy Cell, Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce said, “As we have been witnessing in recent days, the problem of online piracy is most urgent. The greatest threat now has become the pre – movie release leakages. Without real time interventions from the Government and Industry, it will go out of control. In this scenario, the latest initiative – TIPCU (Telangana Intellectual Property Crime Unit) by the Government of Telangana, the Telugu Film Industry & the Motion Picture Association, India office, is a very significant step in tackling Movie Piracy, particularly Online Piracy. It is a collaborative, dynamic model, where the Government works seamlessly with the Industry and all stakeholders. The unit will be making optimum use of Technology besides policy, enforcement and outreach. This is a step in the right direction to root out piracy in India.”
Sharing his thoughts on the future of India’s burgeoning digital market, Mr. Biren Ghose, in his valedictory remarks, said, “Content is assuming new life in the emerging digital economy. Technology enables innovations in imagery that could hitherto neither be produced nor consumed. FICCI and LA India Film Council need to be complimented on encouraging the conversation for the Indian agenda in this space.” Panelists concluded that a combination of government and private initiatives would need to be rolled out to achieve the ambitious goal of a truly Digital India.
Other eminent speakers at the Fast Track India forum included Mr. Vishesh Bhatt – Film Producer; Mr. Karan Bedi – CEO, Eros Digital; Mr. Samir Bangara – CEO, Qyuki Digital Media; Mr. Mayank Shekhar – Author; Mr. Akash Banerji – Head, Marketing & Partnerships, VOOT; Mr. Siddharth Roy – COO, Hungama.com; Mr. Rajeshree Naik – Co-Founder, Ping Networks; Mr. Uday Singh – Managing Director, Motion Picture Association, India office; Mr. Sujeet Jain – General Counsel, Viacom 18; Mr. Anupam Sharma – Director, Film & Casting Temple, Australia.
The forum and networking occasion was held at the Taj Land’s End Hotel, Bandra (W), Mumbai.
Choreographer Vishnu Deva shot a very sizzling and zippy dance number ‘MAR GAYE’ featuring Sunny Leone and International Punjabi Hip Hop singers Raftaar and Manj (the song has also been sung by Nindy Kaur) along with international dancers for ‘BEIIMAAN LOVE’ on 18th, 19th & 20th July at the Nirmal Lifestyle Mall in Mulund. A lot of unique and modern sets and props were used for the filming of the song.The ‘MAR GAYE’ song has been created by the Super Hit trio Raftaar, Manj and Nindy Kaur and has been mixed and mastered by universally acclaimed MUZIK ONE STUDIOS IN CANADA.‘BEIIMAAN LOVE’ written, produced & directed by Rajeev Chaudhari and Co-produced by Roshni Chaudhari & Vijay Valbhani, is produced under the banner of Avanti Films Pvt. Ltd., and stars Sunny Leone, Rajniesh Duggal, Daniel Weber, Rajiv Verma and is introducing Yuvraj Singh.Besides the above song by Raftaar, Manj and Nindy Kaur, the Music and Songs of ‘BEIIMAANLOVE’ are by Kanika Kapoor,Raghav Sachar, Ankit Tiwari, Asees, Asaad, Amjad-Nadeem and Sanjeev-Darshan. Zee Music Company has the music rights.The film is slated for release in September 2016.
It was a rainy day but turned out to be quite an eventual evening as it was the music launch of Boman Irani -Arshad Warsi- Kayoze Irani & Aditi Rao Hydari starrer ‘The Legend of Michael Mishra’.
The camaraderie shared by the trio -Boman-Arshad & Kayoze was hilarious as they spilled beans on how it was shooting for this twist & tale.
Also present at the Music Launch were Singer Kanika Kapoor who sang a track for the audiences & media present there, composers and singers Meet Bros who grooved to the music of their latest wedding song in the movie ‘Luv Letter’.
Producer Rahul Mittra (CEO Wave Cinemas), Producer Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora from Eyecandy films along with other singers were also present to grace the occasion.
Wave Cinemas Ponty Chadha in Association with Raju Chadha Presents an Eye Candy Films Production “THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL MISHRA” directed by Manish Jha starring Arshad Warsi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Boman Irani & Kayoze Irani in Leading Roles is all set to release on 5th August.
The writers of Ram Leela are back with a bang! Siddharth and Garima have entered the world of web series with one of the most awaiting web series of the year, the Shaadi Boys.
Filled with chicks, drama and booze this web series is about Neil Nitin and Mukesh the three Bollywood junkies, who tried making it in their respective fields but failed to make a mark in Mumbai. By a stroke of luck, they discovered the perfect place to ‘showcase’ their talent,make big bucks and score ‘chicks’ – The Big Fat Indian Wedding Scenario!
Directed by Shashant Shah the dasvidaniya fame director,this web series is Set to be the perfect bromance for this season, the show has been aptly given the tagline of being the apt Mentertainment!
The trailer makes sure that the series has a storyline backed by funny characters to make it more interesting.
(L-r) JOHN GOODMAN as Randa, TOM HIDDLESTON as Conrad, BRIE LARSON as Mason and JOHN C. REILLY as Marlow in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “KONG: SKULL ISLAND,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Photo by Chuck Zlotnick
Varun Dhawan is all set for an image makeover with his first outing as a true blue action hero in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Dishoom.
But that isn’t stopping him from having fun – the young star is out with a hilarious video , The Action Hero Guide.
In the video, Varun sets down a step by step guide to becoming a dishoom dishoom hero. The most crucial step he says with straight faced humor is to do everything in slow motion – walk, run and even eat in slow mo!
Dishoom revolves around two buddy cops Kabir and Junaid played by John Abraham and Varun Dhawan.
The film brings together the pairing of the fittest trio of John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez on celluloid for the very first time.
Presented by Eros International, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Dishoom is directed by Rohit Dhawan and is all set to hit the silver screen on 29th July, 2016.
With the launch of the character posters and ‘Sound of Raaz’ last week, Raaz Reboot – fourth in the installment of the horror franchise, have already gained enough applause. The motion character posters featuring Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora is launched on T-Series official YouTube channel.
Watch the posters here
Emraan Hashmi : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXjgBabrrD4 .
Kriti Kharbanda : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBQid-0ah8M
Gaurav Arora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RfKpLhOU88
The haunting music creates spooky feel to the poster and gets the audience ready for the scare. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar the film releases on 16th September 2016.
It was such a treat to get an opportunity to work with actors like Neeraj Kabi and Shefali Shah. It is rare to find actors who have consistently done good work, who have only grown as actors over the years and managed to sustain the quality of their work.They have that magical combination of skill and experience
My most valued experience on this film , more than experimenting with my own role, was to just watch Neeraj and Shefali work. That is my biggest learning from this film”
Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap and Co. have bagged the rights to a reel life recreation of India’s first cricketing victory.
Toasting, Kapil dev signed papers, handing the rights to one of the country’s and their biggest triumphs to Madhu Mantena whose company, Phantom Films, will be recreating the unforgettable journey on screen with a bevy of actors playing these pin-up idols.
The film is expected to roll towards the year-end or early next year and in the audience will be these evergreen heroes who did every Indian proud.
Sonakshi Sinha’s latest action flick Akira’s trailer was recently released and it has received rave response not only from media but also from the cinegoers, especially the college going youth. Taking a leaf of inspiration from the trailer, the youth of N M College, Mumbai have taken a step further for the betterment of their fellow students. The college has decided to run a self defence workshop in their campus. This campaign for the N M College was kick-started by the Akira star Sonakshi Sinha with the college students and faculty. Sonakshi interacted with the students and had a chat on the need self defence training for the students. She exchanged few tips and basic training programmes which should be included in the campus workshops. Sonakshi too has trained hard at martial arts for the film and the training is visible in the trailer which displayed some mean moves.
On kick starting the campaign for N M College, Sonakshi Sinha said, “It is so cool that NM college have decided introduce a self defence workshops. I’m so happy and excited. It’s one small step for us and a big step for everybody. I am thrilled that my film Akira has been able to make a difference and urged them in this direction.”
A Professor of N M College said, “We were really happy to meet Sonakshi Sinha and interact with her on her new film Akira. The fact that she is portrayed as a strong woman who stands up for herself in her film has served as an inspiration for many of our students. We are very happy to announce that we have decided to start self defence workshops in our campus very soon, and we are excited that we were able to get Sonakshi Akira Sinha to kickstart this campaign.”
Sonakshi Sinha will be seen in an all out action avatar in AR Murugadoss‘s directorial Akira. Presented by Fox Star Studios Akira will hit the theatres on September 2, 2016.
The Super Hit Team behind the greatest entertainment trilogy are glad to announce the fourth part of their blockbuster franchise
Releasing – Diwali, 2017.
Get ready to ‘crack’ up with laughter … AGAIN !
A demand for LSD made by one of his actors during the shoot of their film ‘M Cream’ left director Agneya Singh in complete shock. After all, when the debutant director kept stressing on his actors to bring realism to their characters in their scenes, little had he imagined that it would get him into a far more complicated situation than he had bargained for.
Now, there are several instances when actors have gone that extra mile to get under the skin of their characters. So, actors taking to alcohol to play alcoholics, or actors following certain diets to look the part is quite acceptable and even encouraged by the filmmakers. However, Agneya Singh was at a loss of words when one of the actors on the sets of his upcoming film ‘M Cream’ requested him to get them some LSD while shooting to infuse some realism in one of the crucial scenes.
The director says, “During out initial workshops, it was agreed that we needed to treat the film in a realistic if poetic way and that the actors would have to inject real life into the characters for this purpose. And my cast was so dedicated that I even remember one actor asking me to give them the psychotropic drug LSD during rehearsals as we had an acid trip in the screenplay. Luckily, we were able to work around that idea.”
The film revolves around the protagonist played by Imaad Shah, who sets out in search of a mythical hash called M cream with a group of friends. Written and directed byAgneya Singh, the film also stars Ira Dubey, Barry John, Auritra Ghosh, Raaghav Chanana, Tom Alter, Lushin Dubey and Beatrice Ordeix and is set to release on 22 July.
Team Mohenjo Daro kick started promotions in the city with an event introducing debutant Pooja Hegde for the very first time.
Co-actor, Hrithik Roshan took lead and personally introduced Pooja to the media during the event.
While the entire team consisting the producers, cast and crew were introduced by Director Ashutosh Gowariker, Pooja’s entry was led by Hrithik himself.
The duo made a grand entry on stage, with Pooja having donned her Mohenjo Daro costume, showcasing Chaani to the world, while Hrithik was dressed in a traditional attire.
Hrithik not only led Pooja’s walk during the introduction but also danced for her impromptu to the love song ‘Tu Hai’ making Pooja aka Chaani truly the Chosen one!
Terming her debut as a dream come true, Pooja said, “”What can one say after that? There are a lot of girls who have had great debuts, but who has had Hrithik Roshan dance for them.”
Further speaking of the Superstar, she said, “Hrithik has been such a gracious person and he has been so encouraging, when we shot in Bhuj for so long, he was like my friend over there. Thank you so much for that (Hrithik).”
Pooja also shared her on set experience while filming for Mohenjo Daro. She said, “It’s actually been a great experience because I have worked with two great legends now, whether it’s Ashu Sir or Hrithk, hopefully their greatness, even if it has rubbed off a little bit on me, I am sure I can reach a higher level.
The event not only introduced the audience to Pooja Hedge but also gave a detailed understanding of the magnum opus world of Mohenjo Daro, a product of Director Ashutosh Gowariker’s vision.
From the map of Mohenjo Daro, to the characters to be seen in the film and their contribution to the story, Ashutosh Gowariker shared his insights with everyone.
The event, further proved to be a treat, with music maestro A R Rahman taking center stage and enthralling the audience by singing ‘Tu Hai’ that left all those present in a state of trance.
Amongst those present were :
The Priest of Mohenjo Daro – MANISH CHAUDHARY
Lothar, the Guard – DIGANTO HAZARIKA
Junu, the Bead Maker – NAINA TRIVEDI
Hojo, the Clay Toy Maker – UMANG VYAS
Ishme Dagan, the Sumerian Smuggler – TUFAIL
Kulka – SHAJI CHAUDHARY
Srujan, the Senate Chief – SHARAD KELKAR
Durjan, the Indigo Farmer – NITISH BHARDWAJ
Moonja – ARUNODAYA SINGH
Maham, the Senate Chief – KABIR BEDI
PARIKSHIT LALWANI and KUNAL MEHTA
C. K. MURALEEDHARAN
A. R. RAHMAN
SIDDHARTH ROY KAPUR & SUNITA GOWARIKER
Mohenjo Daro’s trailer released and proved to be a visual spectacle.
Anticipation levels are at an all time high with the audience awaiting Hrithik’s association with Ashutosh Gowariker once again post Jodhaa Akbar.
Mohenjo Daro is an action-romance film based in the pre historic era. The film features Hrithik Roshan and debutant Pooja Hegde in the lead.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, writer-director of the Oscar-Nominated Lagaan, Mohenjo Daro stars Hrithik Roshan andintroduces Pooja Hegde along with Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh.
Presented by UTV Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker, the film will release worldwide on 12th August, 2016.