Monthly Archives: November 2017
Disney-Pixar’s newly released Oscar offering COCO has been getting exceptional reviews globally and Indian critics have been calling it one of the best films of the year!
B-town celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Hritik Roshan and Manav Kaul along with their families went to watch the movie in theatres after hearing such positive reviews. Leaving with a smile on their face, they all seemed to have loved the story of Miguel.
Coco is poised to be the next Oscar Hopeful from the Disney-Pixar stable of Academy Award-winning movies.
After last year’s stunning successes Inside Out and Finding Dory, “Coco,” promises to be Disney- Pixar’s most culturally-diverse human family drama yet. It’s about 12-year-old Miguel (Gonzalez), an aspiring guitarist from a rural Mexican town, whose family of shoemakers has banned music. Miguel gets transported to the Land of the Dead in Día de los Muertos, where he tries to reclaim his family heritage and return home with the help of trickster skeleton Hector (Bernal).
COCO is currently in theaters.
Condé Nast Traveller and NIRAV MODI brought down MASSIMO BOTTURA, the world’s top chef, to India for the first time
Actor Sonam Kapoor was part of the exclusive dinner along with Mira Rajput Kapoor and other renowned names from the world of business, entrepreneurship, and Mumbai’s social circles
Wednesday evening saw select tastemakers of Mumbai get the rare opportunity to taste food prepared by none other than Chef Massimo Bottura, one of the world’s most celebrated Italian chefs. The one-night-only, exclusive seven-course dinner was part of Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot Tables culinary series, which was co-hosted by luxury jewellery brand NIRAV MODI. For the uninitiated, Massimo Bottura’s Modena-based three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana was ranked #1 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2016, becoming the first Italian restaurant in history to win this accolade.
Held at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the evening saw the crème de la crème from the business, entertainment, and social circles of India get the chance to sample some of Bottura’s most iconic creations. The ambience of Osteria Francescana was recreated using the establishment’s famous grey color palette with original photography of Italy by Sunhil Sippy adorning the walls. This was Bottura’s maiden visit to India. Co-hosts Nirav Modi and Alex Kuruvilla were seen engaging with high-profile guests like Swati Piramal, Aryama Sundaram, Vikas Oberoi, Gayatri Oberoi, Shweta Bhosale, Pirojsha Godrej, Karla Godrej, Sonam Kapoor, Karan Boolani and Mira Rajput Kapoor at the event.
Guests were treated to the chef’s famous signature dishes like Caesar salad in bloom, Riso “Cacio e Pepe”, A journey through Emilia-Romagna, and The crunchy part of the lasagna, in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions. The meat-eaters additionally sampledRed Mullet Livornese, Baccalà mare nostrum, and Oops! I dropped the lemon tart for dessert. For the vegetarians, on offer were Autumn in New York, New York, Beautiful, psychedelic, spin-painted red beetroot, not flamed grilled, and Tribute to Vignola for dessert.
“We believe in crafting remarkable experiences for our clients that create a lasting value for beauty and build a profound emotional connect. Massimo’s culinary expertise with a burst of visual artistry has created magic. We are happy to have co-hosted the evening with Condé Nast Traveller, and bring to our clients an outstanding sensory experience that would be appreciated by those who chase excellence and perfection.” – Nirav Modi, Founder and Creative Director, NIRAV MODI
Debutant director, writer and producer Remy Kohli’s film “Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It” is an intriguing story of a man who becomes the victim of a conspiracy, is trapped in a malicious way and thrown away in a dingy jail cell.
Kuldip Patwal, in the film, is accused of murdering the state Chief Minister Varun Chadha, which is witnessed by many people. What is the state up to and why is an ordinary man caught in the midst of all this? Whether it’s a political party head or the businessman funding the party or a frustrated police officer or is it the entire system getting together to bring a common man to his knees by threatening him into submission by intimidation or enticement? These questions are answered by the end of the film that was premiered at Cannes and has been praised for its ‘narrative and noteworthy performances’. That’s not surprising as the cast boasts of actors like Deepak Dobriyal, Raima Sen, Gulshan Devaiah, Parvin Dabbas and Anurag Arora among others. The dramatic thriller, is being released by Prn-N-Camera International, opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.
कुलदीप पटवाल, कहानी है एक सामान्य इंसान की असामान्य स्तिथि में।
नवोदित निर्देशक, लेखक और निर्माता रेमी कोहली की फिल्म “कुलदीप पटवाल : आई डिडनाट डु इट” एक बेहतरीन कहानी है जो दर्शाती है कैसे एक सामान्य इंसान, षड्यंत्र का शिकार हो कर जेल में डाल दिया जाता है।
एक साधारण नागरिक कुलदीप पटवाल पर राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री वरुण चड्ढा के क़त्ल का इलज़ाम लगता है, जिसके कई गवाह भी है। राज्य सरकार क्या कर रही है ? किस तरह किसी षड़यंत्र का हिस्सा होकर एक सामान्य आदमी पिसता है, क्या ये किसी राजनितिक पार्टी या किसी बिजनेस मैन की कारस्तानी है, या किसी भ्रष्ट पुलिस अफसर की चाल या पुरे तंत्र का मिलाजुला काम, एक सामान्य इंसान को घुटनो पर लेकर गुलाम बनाने की ? क्या है यह ? इन सवालो ला जवाब फिल्म के अंत में मिलता है जो पिछले दिनों ‘कांन्स’ में दिखाई गयी थी और उसे लोगो की भरपूर प्रशंसा मिली। फिल्म में दीपक डोबरियाल, राइमा सेन, गुलशन देविहा , परवीन डबास एवं अनुराग अरोरा का सराहनीय काम है, यह ड्रामेटिक थ्रिलर फिल्म को पेन-एन-कैमरा इंटरनेशनल १५ दिसम्बर २०१७ को संपूर्ण भारत में प्रदर्शित कर रहे है।
Mumbai, November 20, 2017: Wakhra Swag, the super hit Punjabi song by Navv Inder featuring Badshah crosses the 100 million views mark on the Times Music YouTube channel.
Released in 2015, Wakhra Swag grabbed a lot of attention with its catchy hook line, Badshah’s effortless rap and Navv’s laid back singing style. It became a rage in Punjab and soon crossed over to a national audience – with radio stations and night club DJs across the country picking up the track. Composed by Badshah and written by Navi Kamboz, Wakhra Swag won ‘ The Most Popular Song of the Year’ at the 2016 Punjabi Music Awards and Navv Inder & Badhsah collected the ‘The Best Duo/Group’ award. The music video has become one of the most played videos of the year and has crossed 100 Million views on YouTube, making Wakhra Swag an all-time sensational Punjabi hit!
“I had never thought the first song of my career would become one of the biggest hits in the country. I am extremely glad and thankful to all my fans for loving and supporting the song and to all the radio stations and TV channels for playing my music” said Navv Inder.
When asked about his chemistry with Badshah, the Ludhiana boy said, “Badshah is a very good friend and an exceptionally talented rapper. Both of us share the same ideology of doing somethingdifferent and path-breaking when it comes to music. His involvement and unconditional support have made Wakhra Swag reach this level today!”
Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music said, “ Wakhra Swag is one of the biggest non-film hits in recent years. It has broken all the regional boundariesand compelled listeners to play it on repeat mode”!
‘ Wakhra Swag’ is Times Music’s exclusive release and is available across all digital and mobile platforms!
FOGSI launches She Matters Campaign – Fashion walk for a cause with designers Shaina N C & Rebeca Deewan
FOGSI – The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecologist Society of India, launched the nationwide movement called “She Matters”. They’re main objective being Health Care, Education, and Transformation of Women. Renowned Indian designer Shaina N C, popularly known as Queen of Drapes, a politician and social activist and fashion designer Rebeca Dewan who is known for her urban style created an exquisite festive French collection ‘Belle Ame’.
Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, President FOGSI, said, “She matters is about Care, Education, and Transformation of women in urban and rural areas. “She Matters” fashion show is the most unique in the country as gynecologists and celebrities from all walks of life walked the ramp. The need to promote quality health care is of utmost importance to reduce the mortality rate amongst mothers. The upgradation of nursing homes, better infrastructure, and education to transform the system is our key objective and we are happy to have the overwhelming support of Shaina N C, Rebeca Dewan and all the celebrities like Pooja Hegde, Soha Ali Khan, Monica Bedi, Swati Wadhwani, Sheeba, Malvika Sharma, Cyrus Broacha etc. who supported us today.
Shaina NC said ‘This is the first time doctors and patients are walking on the ramp together. Without gynecologists, the baby cannot be born as they play a very crucial role in the birth of a baby. We must always understand how important doctors are in our life. Without SHE there is no HE. I have always been a strong supporter of women causes over the years and FOGSI has done immense work across the country with its strong base of doctors whose selfless service for women healthcare needs to be applauded. When I got this opportunity to be associated with the She Matters campaign I created an exquisite range of Indian wear for the doctors and celebrities. I would like to extend my support for making a difference to educate and bring about a positive change in India. It was a memorable show where we had a fantastic mix of Bollywood celebrities such Shamita Shetty, Sayami Kher, Poonam Dhillon and TV celebrities such as Shweta Choudhary, Mansi Roy Joshi and TV anchor Faye Dsouza and leading doctors walking side by side..’’
Dr. Nandita Palshetker, President MSR & organizing secretary of the event said, ‘ My walk with Ex Miss World Diana Hayden and her baby Aria was a special part of the show since she was the youngest beauty on the ramp and Diana is currently pregnant with twins. This show brought many doctors and women of substance together on one stage which will help spread the message of She Matters. ‘
- India’s biggest women’s run to have around 10000 plus women participating in the multi-category run
- Huge response from corporate sponsors like Colors, Bajaj Electricals, TATA Salt Lite, VWash Plus, Reebok, Apollo Foundation, Red FM, Bisleri
Mumbai, November 15, 2017: Super model, actor, Ultraman and Pinkathon founder Milind Soman formally announced the launch of the Sixth Edition of COLORS Pinkathon Mumbai 2017 to be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at R2, MMRDA Grounds, BKC at a press conference held in Mumbai.
Pinkathon- Empowering Indian Women, India’s biggest women’s run to encourage and promote fitness & health among women and create awareness for Breast Cancer, Bone health, Thyroid disorder and other issues relating to women’s health is supported by United Sisters Foundation and promoted by Maximus MICE & Media Solutions.
COLORS Pinkathon in Mumbai has received huge response from corporate sponsors like Colors, Bajaj Electricals, TATA Salt Lite, VWash Plus, Reebok, Apollo Foundation, Red FM, Bisleri. Bajaj Electricals will be planting 1000 trees to commemorate the ‘Pinkathon going green’ in Mumbai.
Committed to encourage progress of women and move forward in life, India’s leading entertainment channel, COLORS has extended full partnership towards this cause by partaking in spreading the message of ‘wellbeing of women’ through this initiative.
Through the TATA Salt Lite 10 km run, Tata Salt Lite reinstates the importance of taking control of one’s own health and nurturing oneself. As a part of the brand’s association with COLORS Pinkathon, Active Living Partner Tata Salt Lite also launched its #GoActive Campaign through two digital films. The campaign inspires every woman, irrespective of her societal and financial status, to commit to an active lifestyle and take up running.
A crusader for women empowerment, Raj Nayak, COO – Viacom18 said, “Initiatives like Pinkathon are a great way to boost the confidence of women and strengthen the belief that women can do wonders! COLORS Pinkathon not only works for the wellbeing of women but also encourages meaningful participation of women in all aspects of life. COLORS has always lauded the contribution of women in a big way, be it at workplace or through the content it showcases. With such associations we envisage a better future for our women who nurture and shape us.”
Pinkathon founder Milind Soman said, “We are very excited to bring COLORS Pinkathon to Mumbai once again for the sixth time. We are confident the city and its people will support us and help make this run a humungous success. Pinkathon is more than a Marathon. It is the seed of change and the beginning of a movement that is carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India, who share a belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women, first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society. Empowerment is not a gift of society; it is a gift you give yourself.”
The fitness icon further added, “Fitness is liberating. If a culture of regular exercise and fitness must take root in India, our women need to become aware about the benefits of fitness. They need to be able to get out and run, which doesn’t happen enough due to various cultural reasons. We now organize Pinkathon in eight cities. More than 8000 women run at each of these events at the VWashplus3km, 5km, Tata Salt Lite 10km and 21km distances. They run in running gear but also in sarees, salwarkameez, hijabs or whatever attire they deem fit and keeps them comfortable.”
As a precursor to the main day, the team is organising unique events such as the Cancer Shero Trek for the cancer survivors. Starting with a trek, this event felicitates the inspiring Cancer Survivors honouring them with an “I Inspire” medal. In COLORS Pinkathon Mumbai, 50 visually impaired girls would be participating in the different run categories. To prepare them for the main day, unique training sessions are designed with the help & coordination of sighted runners. COLORS Pinkathon Mumbai – Inspiring Partners Bajaj Electricals is organising special training runs in various parts of Mumbai for the registered participants who have requested training for the main day.
Fatema Shivanand Manthalkar, a 51 years visually impaired woman was announced as the mascot for the visually impaired squad who will be the running the VWashPlus 3km. 30 hearing impaired girls would be also participating in the VWashPlus 3km category. Sonali Patil, a Cancer Survivor, was announced as the mascot for the 5KM category run and Mallika Dua was announced mascot for Tata Salt Lite10 km.
As one-of-a-kind initiative, every single participant can choose to avail of a free gynaec consultation from Healthcare partner Apollo Foundation or a free Mammogram if the participant is above 45 years of age, the same is also transferrable.
Milind Soman also highlighted the concept of Pinkathon Ambassadors in every city who are passionate, extraordinary, committed men & women connecting for one cause – ‘health for every woman’. Each Pinkathon Ambassador is a part of the Pinkathon core team and registers all the women in their circle of influence. Pinkathon inspires everyone who believe that together, we can do more. Various initiatives are undertaken by the Pinkathon Ambassadors to connect with women across various strata of the society. ‘Pinkathon goes to School’ is another interesting concept to encourage Mother-daughter teams to run together. The idea is to encourage health & fitness at every age. There are over 300 Pinkathon ambassadors across cities working selflessly towards promotion the cause.
The focus of India’s biggest women’s only running event, is to encourage an active lifestyle and overall fitness amongst women, while creating a much needed awareness about breast cancer and bone health and encourage thousands of new or first-timer women to take up running. All proceeds raised from the event will be used for the expenses incurred in organizing and marketing the event, and by the Women’s Cancer Initiative in its fight against breast cancer. The official website for COLORS Pinkathon is www.pinkathon.in through which participants can register online. Twitter Handle: @pinkathon10k
Present at the conference were eminent dignitaries like Raj Nayak, COO, Viacom 18, Reema Sanghavi (Co-Founder Pinkathon & MD – Maximus Mice & Media Solutions Pvt Ltd), Actress, Comedian and Writer Mallika Dua, Sagar Boke, Head – Marketing, Consumer Products Business, Tata Chemicals, Devieka Bhojwani (Vice President – Women’s Cancer Initiative), Dr. Shishir Shetty (Apollo Hospitals) and 101-year-old Mann Kaur, an Indian track – and – field athlete, she holds the world record in the over 100 years old categories along with three COLORS Pinkathon mascots who expressed their wholehearted support for the noble cause.
Pinkathon has won several national and international awards such as WOW Awards for Best Festival of the Year & Best Sports Event of the Year and EEMAX Global for Best Public Event of the Year for ticketed and non-ticketed category.
First look of Hindi feature film “KULDIP PATWAL:I DIDN’T DO IT!” (Inspired by true events) happened in a grand style in Hotel J. Marriott, on 9th November 2017. Film is a “An Intriguing and Provocative Film”. Entire star cast and technicians were present on the occasion along with some other distinguished guests like Mehmood Ali, Mehul Kumar, Shameem Khan, Azaz Khan and many others. Media appreciated its first look and subject.
Producer and Director of the film Remy Kohli said ‘he was always having a dream to make a film in Bollywood, but with some special subjects, which should represent common man’s problem, so when this idea came in his mind, he made this film’. Film is releasing on 15th December 2017 all over
A Rectangle Media Presents with A Rapid Eye Motion™ Picture.
Produced & Directed by Remy Kohli, and distributed by Pen-N-Camera International,
DOP Vikram Amladi, screenplay Rahul Ramchandani, story & dialogue Rahul Ramchandani and Remy Kohli & casting director Honey Tarhan.
Starring Deepak Dobriyal (as Kuldip Patwal), Raima Sen (as Simrat Chadha), Parvin Dabbas (as Varun Chadha), Gulshan Devaiah (as Pradyumna Shahpuri), Anurag Arora (as Ajay Rathod) & Jameel Khan (as Jeetendra Kumar) with others.
Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It!, a crime drama starring Deepak Dobriyal, Raima Sen, and Parvin Dabbas is the film story of Kuldip Patwal — a commoner thrown into a jail cell on suspicion of murder of a local politician. Does he survive the state’s entrapment? Or even more harrowing, did he actually commit the crime?
“People have been looking forward with anticipation to the release of “Kuldip Patwal…” for quite some time now.” said director Remy Kohli.
हिंदी फिल्म “कुलदीप पटवाल : आई डिडन्ट डु इट” की पहली झलक, शानदार अंदाज़ में।
हिंदी फिल्म “कुलदीप पटवाल : आई डीडन्ट डु इट” की पहली झलक शानदार अंदाज़ में जुहू के होटल जे डब्लू मैरियट में ९ नवम्बर २०१७ को संपन्न हुआ, फिल्म एक सत्य घटना पर आधारित है। तक़रीबन सारे फिल्म के कलाकार और तकनीशियन मीडिया के साथ मौजूद थे, साथ ही चाँद बॉलीवुड की मशहूर हस्तियां जैसे मेहमूद अली, मेहुल कुमार, शमीम खान, अज़ाज़ खान व कई अन्य गणमान्य उपस्तिथ थे। मिडिया ने फिल्म के विषय को काफी सराहा।
निर्माता निर्देशक रेमी कोहली ने बताया के वे हमेशा से बॉलीवुड में एक फिल्म का निर्माण करना चाहते थे, और जब उन्हें इस गंभीर विषय पर स्क्रिप्ट मिली तो वो तुरंत इस फिल्म को बनाने का फैसला कर लिए, क्युओं की इस का विषय एक सामान्य इंसान की मुश्कीलो को दर्शाता है। यह फिल्म १५ दिसंबर २०१७ को ‘पेन-एन-कैमरा इंटरनेशनल’ द्वारा रिलीज़ हो रही है।
‘ए रेक्टेंगल मिडिया’ की प्रस्तुतु और ‘ए रैपिड ऑय मोशन ™ पिक्चर’ के बैनर तले बानी इस फिल्म के निर्माता निर्देशक रेमी कोहली और वितरक पेन-एन-कैमरा इंटरनैशनल हैं। फिल्म के डी ओ पी विक्रम अम्लाडी, पटकथा राहुल रामचंदानी एवं रेमी कोहली, और कास्टिंग डायरेक्टर हनी तरहंन। फिल्म के कलाकार दीपक डोबरियाल, राइमा सेन, परवीन दब्बास, गुलशन देवयः, अनुराग अरोरा, जमील खान और अन्य।
Trupti Khamkar, who started her career with theatre and rose to fame with webseries and stand up comedy, will be seen as lady cab driver of Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu.
The actress who is doing theatre since 19 years now shares her experience of working with Vidya Balan. She says, “Vidya is such a lovely person, I never had a co-actor who has stuck to rehearsal because I had one line. She was like it’s your line, let’s rehearse it. I was awed cause nobody does that. I am really a junior actor in front of her. She has spoilt me in the first film I have shot. She is very humble.”
Trupti Khamkar is the only actress, who has performed play in three different languages in Shakespeare Globe in London and has also been part of TVF’s Humourously Yours and Bisht Please.