Director Ananth Mahadevan is in a fix as the Central Board of Film Certification, led by Prasoon Joshi, claims that the song, Aaj Zid from his upcoming movie Aksar 2 is inappropriate for television audiences.
Amused with the Censor Board’s decision, the actor-director says, “Aaj Zid is such a haunting and melodious number and I don’t know where and what the Censor saw in it that has gone into a zone that they feel it’s not suitable for the viewers.”
“When we were working on the track, the reference was taken from a song Tumse Kahu Ek Baat (sung by Mohammad Rafi saab) from the yesteryear film, Dastak featuring Sanjeev Kumar. The late legendary music composer Madan Mohan composed the beautiful track. Shabina Khan has shot the number in Aksar 2 very aesthetically. I think the song Aaj Zid is the benchmark to handle a sensuous moment on screen. There are no vulgar gestures made by actors. There’s nothing wrong in the song at all. The actors who shot for the song are in the zone of anticipation.”
“Abroad they only censor trailers and movies and not songs. I think a song should be seen in the context of the film and not in isolation to derive a different meaning. Aaj Zid is one of the biggest songs on the YouTube and its topping the charts in just a matter of one and a half week. I hope the board members consider their decision again and permit a television release, as it is part of our publicity campaign,” the filmmaker adds.
The much-awaited suspense thriller is quietly whipping up audience frenzy and the anticipation for the film has touched heights rarely witnessed in such early pre release days. It trended thrice back-to-back on Twitter with only a motion poster and a title teaser.
Presented by Siddhivinayak Creations, produced by Narendra Bajaj & Chirag Bajaj and directed by Ananth Mahadevan, the music of Aksar 2 is composed by Mithoon. The film is scheduled to release on 6th October, 2017.
Reliance Entertainment Presents, In Association with Mangl Murti Films and Rohit Shetty Picturez, Produced and Directed by Rohit Shetty, Golmaal Again is set to release this Diwali, October 2017.
फिल्म शेफ की कैसे तैयारी शुरू हुयी ?
जब हम लोग फिल्म ‘एयरलिफ्ट’ की शूटिंग राजस्थान में कर रहे थे उस समय प्रोड्यूसरविक्रम मल्होत्रा आये और उन्होंने मुझसे पूछा की एक अंग्रेजी फिल्म है ‘शेफ’ आपने देखीहै? मैं उनसे कहा की हाँ मेरी देखी हुयी जबरदस्त फिल्म है .
फिर आगे क्या हुआ ?
उन्होंने मुझसे पूछा की अगर उसके राइट्स वो लें तो क्या मैं बनाऊंगा. मैं हक्का बक्कारह गया. और उनसे थोड़ा टाइम लिया . फिर मैं रितेश और सुरेश (मेरी लेखक टीम) केसाथ बैठकर इसकी कहानी पर काम किया, क्योंकि हमें फ्रेम तो फ्रेम वो वाली फिल्म नहींबनानी थी.
फिल्म की खासियत क्या है ?
हमने सिर्फ रिलेशनशिप ,खाना और जर्नी को मद्देनजर रखा. इस तरह से शेफ की जर्नीशुरू हुयी. काम से प्यार, प्यार से काम में सबकुछ रह गया, यही इस फिल्म का मुद्दा है.एक इंसान जिसने सबसे ऊपर अपने काम को रखा है.
फिल्म की यूएसपी क्या है ?
इस फिल्म के बाद आप जिंदगी के बारे में सोचना शुरू कर देंगे. काम और पर्सनल लाइफके बारे में जरूर सोचेंगे.
सैफ को कैसे लिया गया?
जब विक्रम ने मुझसे पूछा की लीड रोल कौन प्ले कर सकता है ,तो मेरे मुँह से झट से’सैफ अली खान’ का नाम निकला. क्योंकि सैफ का स्टारडम अप्रोच करने लायक हैजिससे डर नहीं लगता. टॉप शेफ का काम करने के लिए वो फिट थे.
शेफ की जिंदगी फिल्म में कैसी है ?
शेफ की जिंदगी में काम के हिसाब से सबकुछ है लेकिन परिवार में वाइफ ने तलाक लेलिया है और बेटा बात नहीं करता. ये सबकुछ एक पिता के तौर पर सैफ जरूर निभासकते थे.
फिल्म की शूटिंग कहाँ कहाँ हुयी ?
पिक्चर न्यूयॉर्क में शुरू होती है, लेकिन ज्यादातर हिस्से केरल में शूट किया गया है.केरल में इसलिए हमने शूट किया उसके बाद गोवा, अमृतसर और दिल्ली में शूट की.
फ़ूड ट्रक के बारे में बताएं ?
वो ट्रक हमने पूरा बनाया है. डबल डेकर बस है, उसकी छत को निकाल करके लाइवकिचन बनाया. 3 महीने में ट्रक बनकर आयी.
मैं 2 स्क्रिप्ट पर काम कर रहा हूँ , देखिये कौन सा काम आगे स्टार्ट करता हूँ.
The polished actress, who has films like Gandhi and Khalnayak to her credit, Neena Gupta has been roped in for Anubhav Sinha’s next-Mulk produced by Benaras Media Works. Gupta will essay the role of Rishi Kapoor’s wife in the film and has begun her training for the role already. This is the first time Neena Gupta and Rishi Kapoor will be teaming up together for an on-screen camaraderie.
The acclaimed actress took to social media a few months ago to request for work, she posted a picture on Instagram with the caption – “I live in Mumbai and working, am a good actor looking for good parts to play”. As a self-sufficient National Award winning actress, writer and director, her words become an inspiration for many, including Priyanka Chopra.
Neena Gupta states, “I met Anubhav at a time when I was desperately seeking quality work. It was a really thoughtful gesture on his part to reach out to me at a time when I was undergoing this inner turmoil. Mulk is a phenomenal film and I’m quite excited to be a part of this experimental film.”
Director and producer Anubhav Sinha states , “I have always been a fan of Neena Gupta’s work and she fits the requirement of the role perfectly. After I saw her Instagram post I didn’t hesitate at all to pick the phone on her because there are some people in the industry who are timeless and she is one of them. I couldn’t for the longest time find anyone who could match the description of role, maybe she was destined to be a part of it. When I was dabbling in television in my earlier days I distinctly remember how she delivered some path-breaking performances in Saans and Buniyaad, a time when Indian television was actually progressive and intelligently entertaining. She is a forerunner of her times and her involvement will enhance the multi-dimensional script even further.”
A social thriller based on true life events, Mulk that will go on floors in October and features Rishi Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar and Rajat Kapur. The film will be shot in Varanasi and Lucknow and is scheduled to release early next year. Screenplay writer-producer Mushtaq Shiekh will be the associate producer of Mulk. The plot of the film revolves around the story of a joint family who hails from a small town in India, who are out to reclaim their honour after being embroiled in a controversy.
Well, true to his chef-father avatar the actor’s clothes had to depict a convincing easy-going style and hence the designers took inspiration from urban dads in our country. The kind of look that Saif is sporting in the film is something that one will see young fathers wear on their day out with their kids, when they’re lounging around at leisure or on holidays.
Talking about the same, Raja says, “While styling Roshan Kalra (Saif Ali Khan), I wanted a very casual creative every day look so naturally, we veered towards shorts with t-shirts or shirts, jeans, etc., clothes that you would see a young father wear nowadays… It’s simple but that’s what I love about it.”
Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation) is winning Awards all over the world making it India’s highest award winning feature this year with a tally of 12 already, including Two National and 10 International Awards.
Adil Hussain won the Best Actor Award at the DC South Asian Film Festival held on 10thSeptember 2017 in Washington DC, USA for his outstanding performance in Mutki Bhawan. He said,” I would like to express my gratitude to my Director who guided me to be able to bring in the nuances. The award is for all of us. Celebration of the entire team of Mukti Bhawan, their efforts and above all love for the project.”
Shubhashish Bhutiani, writer-director of the film was delighted to learn about the award and expressed, “Adil is one of the finest actors in the industry, I am thrilled at this win and very happy for him. He is any director’s dream actor.”
The film is releasing theatrically in over 40 countries worldwide and is currently running in UK and Italy. It has been invited to over 50 International Film Festivals around the globe after a fabulous World Premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival 2016, where it not only received a 10 minute standing ovation but was also honoured with the XXIIIrd GRAND PRIX “ENRICHO FULCHIGNONI” 2016 Award by UNESCO and the UNESCO Gandhi Medal to its Director Shubhashish Bhutiani, a first for an Indian who also received his second National Award for the Film.
हसीना लुक के बारे में क्या तारीफ मिल रही है ?
हसीना के लुक के लिए बहुत सारी तारीफ हुयी . परिवार के लोगों ने बेहद तारीफ की,लेकिन असली बात रिलीज के बाद ही पता चलेगी.
कैसे मिली फिल्म ?
फिल्म के बारे में मुझे तब पता चला जब मेरे भाई ने मुझसे कहा की वो एक फिल्म कररहे हैं जिसका नाम ‘हसीना पारकर’ है. अपूर्वा लखिया सर ने मुझे हसीना जी की तस्वीरदिखाई , मैं नर्वस थी लेकिन डायरेक्टर के कॉन्फिडेंस को देखकर बेहद उत्साह से परिपूर्णथी.
हसीना पारकर से मिलना हुआ ?
हसीना जी से मिलने का मौका नहीं मिला. अपूर्व सर ने उनसे मुलाक़ात की थी. मैंने ,भैया (सिद्धांत कपूर ) ने, अंकुर भाटिया और टीम ने हसीना जी की फॅमिली के साथ काफीवक्त बिताया.
हसीना जी के बारे में क्या बातें पता चली ?
उनके परिवार से मिलने के बाद हमें कई किस्से भी पता चले और उन किस्सों से मैंनेनोट्स बनाये, मैं उनके सामने 3 पेज भरके सवाल किये थे. सबकुछ इकठ्ठा करके बड़ेस्क्रीन पर दर्शाने की कोशिश की है.
रिलीज डेट करीब है ?
जी मैं बेहद उत्साहित हूँ और इसके बाद साहो और सायना फिल्म की जमकर तैयारी कररही हूँ.
सायना की बायोपिक और साहो के लिए क्या तैयारियां हैं ?
सायना नेहवाल की बायोपिक के लिए मैं बैडमिंटन सीख रही हूँ, साथ ही साहो के लिएतेलुगु भी सीख रही हूँ.
भाई के साथ काम करना कैसा रहा ?
हम दोनों ने एक साथ काम किया, काफी मजा आया, मेरा भाई बहुत ही शुद्ध है , जो भीमिलता है उससे, उसको प्यार हो ही जाता है. मेरा भाई बहुत ही अच्छा है .
Mumbai, September 7, 2017: At a star studded press conference, Education New Zealand (ENZ) announced its first Indian Brand Ambassador in Mumbai today. Young, spirited actress Kriti Sanon, will now be representing Education New Zealand in India.
Kriti’s connect with the youth will support Education New Zealand (ENZ) reach out to aspiring students from India to make an informed choice while considering their study abroad options.
During the interactive press conference in Mumbai, ENZ announced a range of initiatives especially designed for the Indian audience.
The New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA) season 2, a unique scholarship scheme which offers ambitious Indian students partial scholarships to study business, fashion and STEM-related programmes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at New Zealand universities. All eight New Zealand universities feature in the top 3% globally as per QS ratings. Thirty-one talen ted young Indian students were recipients of the prestigious inaugural NZ Excellence Awards earlier this year.
(NZEA eligibility criteria, application procedure and deadlines available onwww.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarships/new-zealand-excellence-awards)
Announcing the NZEA 2017 awards, HE Ms Joanna Kempkers, New Zealand High Commissioner to India said, “The announcements today will encourage high calibre Indian students from India to choose New Zealand as their higher education destination. The New Zealand Excellence Awards offer a select group of students partial scholarships to study at New Zealand’s world-leading Universities.”
The second round of the ‘Academic Guest Lecture Series’ was also launched, to showcase New Zealand’s leading academics in in the area of engineering, life sciences, ecology, sustainability, social work and business. The lecture series is scheduled across Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi from 4th – 9thSeptember 2017 and will feature lectures in a range of stimulating topics including:Educating creative engineers; using mobile technology to enhance learning of Mathematics; Smart power and renewable energy; Usage of drones in geographical information systems; Future of food safety and security impacted by climate change to name a few.
Speaking at the occasion, Education New Zealand’s Regional Director – India, South East Asia and Middle East, John Laxon said, “Today’s announcements signify New Zealand’s ongoing commitment to provide a positive learning environment for Indian students. We are thrilled to welcome such a diverse group of world-leading New Zealand academics to India as part of our lecture series. Our India initiatives aim to profile New Zealand expertise in specialist courses such as animation, fashion, aviation, sports technology, cyber security, energy and conservation in India.”
Commenting on the appointment of the first Indian Brand Ambassador for Education New Zealand, Mr Laxon added, “Kriti’s excellent education background and profile will help us enhance connections with the Indian youth who are seeking a high-quality international education.”
“We are also excited to announce the New Zealand India Sustainability Challenge (NZISC), to showcase our strength in Sustainability and Environment. NZISC a unique project in collaboration with TERI India as Knowledge Partner, where students will identify solutions for sustainability problems in the economy, health, and environment sector.” Added Mr Laxon on other announcements made by Education New Zealand today.
On being named the first Indian Brand Ambassador for Education New Zealand, a visibly excited Kriti Sanon said, “I feel honoured to be part of the New Zealand family in India. It is a great opportunity and responsibility for me to play a catalyst role in supporting the educational and career prospects of students from my country.”
“New Zealand offers incredible opportunities for our high-achieving students to pursue a wide variety of quality courses in a positive and multicultural environment. I hope this exposure will help us shape global citizens of tomorrow”, added Ms Sanon on her association.
Other announcements from today included: ‘Education New Zealand Recognised Agents Fairs’, scheduled in Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai this month which offer potential students and their parents a one stop platform to interact with representatives from New Zealand institutions and understand their education offerings. Further information on the Fairs and studying in New Zealand can be found at https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/.
Produced by T-Series, Abundantia Entertainment and Bandra West Pictures, directed by Airlift fame Raja Krishna Menon
Presented by Bholenath Movies and Cinekorn Entertainment, the film stars Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vir Das and Payal Ghosh. Produced by Bharat Patel and Kalapi Nagada, the film has been written and directed by Sanjay Chhel. It is set to release on 15th September, 2017.
Bappi Lahiri who is known to be a devoted bhakt of lord Ganesha has launched a new song praising the Lord Ganesha. The song will see actor Mukesh Bharti performing along with kids, which is sung and composed by Bappi Lahiri.
The producer Munju Bharti of Vivek Films Production house said “ Bappida has been closely associated with us on our films and we have high regards for him. When Bappida came with the idea of remixing his just released song which went viral during this year’s Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, we were more than happy to be associated with it.”
Mukesh Bharti said “we immediately shot for the song and also took blessings from the lord at Andhericha Raja. Bappida sang the song at the pandal amidst Ganehsa Bhakts & I had an opportunity to shake a leg impromptu at Andhericha Raja. We seek the blessings of the lord Ganesha for our future films and this is our way of celebrating the Ganesh Chaturthi”
The song will be available online for the devotees of Ganesha on all platforms.