Monthly Archives: April 2018

Amitabh Bachchan revisits the classic song ‘Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam’ for his upcoming movie 102 Not Out 

Mere Paas Aao from Mr Natwarlal (1979) was the first time that Amitabh Bachchan used his rich baritone to add depth and drama to a Hindi film song. Since then, his soulful voice has graced many memorable songs like Neela Aasman So Gaya and Rang Barsefrom Silsila (1981), Mere Angne Mein from Laawaris (1981) and Main Yahan Tu Wahanfrom Baghban (2003) to tracks like Ekla Cholo Re from Kahaani (2012) and Piddly Si Baatein from Shamitabh (2015) in recent years.

Now, in his upcoming film 102 Not Out, directed by Umesh Shukla, apart from playing one of the leading men, the actor also took a keen interest in the music. He has already shared with us his experience of creating the track Badumbaaa, which was entirely his idea. Big B has also sung the song along with his co-actor in the film, Rishi Kapoor. The actor revealed that there is another track that he has sung, which is extremely special and close to his heart. It is a new rendition of the timeless classic, Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam, from the movie Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959).However, there is a mention of this song in the film. The film’s original music was composed by SD Burman and this song was beautifully rendered by Geeta Dutt.

Big B, who plays a 102-year-old man in the film, recorded the track in his characteristic deep and booming voice.The song was arranged by Rohan Utpat and Vinayak K Salvi.

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Posted by on April 30, 2018 in Uncategorized


Kalyan Jewellers signs Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador

April 24, 2018, Mumbai: Kalyan Jewellers has announced the appointment of film actor Katrina Kaif as its global brand ambassador, and she will be the face of Kalyan’s existing and soon to launch product portfolios.

Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director, Marketing and Operations of Kalyan Jewellers said, “On behalf of Kalyan Jewellers we welcome Katrina Kaif. Katrina personifies brand Kalyan’s attributes of style and elegance. She epitomizes the quintessential woman of today –confident, progressive and with the courage of her conviction. Katrina has set her own path with sheer hard work, akin to Kalyan’s own growth trajectory. She has built a significant fan base not only in India but globally. This new association will enable us to explore new avenues to engage with our customers as we script our future growth strategy in India and globally.’’

‘’We would like to sincerely thank Ms. Sonam Kapoor for augmenting the product propositions of brand Kalyan over the past two years and helping strengthening its status as one of India’s most trusted jewellery brand,’’ Kalyanaraman added.

Katrina will endorse Kalyan’s jewellery collections and will also be part of Kalyan Jewellers’ customer engagement programmes across its showrooms in India and West Asia. In India she will predominantly feature in the company’s communication campaigns, especially in the Northern and Western markets. Katrina joins an eclectic group of Kalyan brand ambassadors including Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Prabhu, Shivaraj Kumar and Manju Warrier.

Kalyan Jewellers has emerged one of India’s largest jewellery brands by revenues. It has also established a strong presence in West Asia in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. As on today, the company has a distribution network of 121 large format showrooms as also a network of 650 My Kalyan customer service outlets and mini diamond stores.

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Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Uncategorized


Astro acquires rights for Hotel Salvation

The multiple award-winning Indian drama film ‘Mukti Bhawan /  Hotel Salvation’ distributed by Cinestaan international Sales (CIS) has been sold in over 30 International territories including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany, Middle East, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, France, Spain, South Africa, Portugal, South Korea, Italy among others.

In a recent move, Astro has acquired rights for the film in 12 South East Asian territories including Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Commenting on the deal, Paul Hudson, Director, Cinestaan International Sales, said, “Good films always find an audience, and that’s just what happened with Hotel Salvation, and we couldn’t be happier with the sale to Astro.”

“We  are  extremely  delighted  with   this   development, its a dream come true   to see our littIe gem finding distribution in every part of the world,” says the film’s producer Sanjay Bhutiani on the Astro deal

Written and directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani, Hotel Salvation follows a son faced with his father’s untimely demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain salvation.  The film starring  Adil Hussain  ( Life of Pi’), Lalit Behl ( Titli ), Geetanjali Ku!karni ( Cor›rt”), and Palomi Ghosh and has won 25 international  awards, including  the Grand Prix  Enrico Fulchignoni  and the UNESCO  Gandhi Medal during its premiere at Venice.

The critics have raved about  the film which garnered  4 and  5 star reviews  in UK media. Asian Culture  Vulture said “Gentle, unassuming, funny & poignant, Hotel Salvation is a small gem of a film in many ways” while Empire rated it 4 stars saying, “A simple story beautifully  told”; “A moving,  rewarding watch that’II get you thinking” (Time Out) rating 4 stars whereas Sight & sound called it  ‘A triumph.’

About Cinestaan International Sales

C International Sales is the Sales & Distribution arm of Cinestaan Film Company (CXC), a boutique Film Studio based in Mumbai & London. C International Sales champions both Indian and International films seeking global audiences. With offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and London, the sales team have experience premiering and launching films at major festivals and markets, executing successful award campaigns and brokering multi territory theatrical, TV, satellite and digital deals. C International Sales has the capacity to board a project in its infancy and can  ensure  the  film  is  monetized  at  each stage.  For more information, please visit

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Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Uncategorized


Indra Kumar Recreates ‘80s hit track Paisa Yeh Paisa for his next Total Dhamaal!

Director Indra Kumar recreates Karz song Paisa Yeh Paisa for his next adventure comedy, Total Dhamaal, the third instalment of his popular comedy franchise which is all about greed and people chasing money. The song features Jaaved Jaaferi, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Ajay Devgn, Indra Kumar, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Mishra and Pitobash who had a great time matching steps to the yesteryear hit.

Talking about the song, Anil Kapoor shares, “It feels great to be dancing to this classic number. I am matching steps with all these young stars and it feels great to be able to give it your best.”

Madhuri Dixit cited Paisa Yeh Paisa as one of her all-time favourites. “I’m really happy that Indra Kumar has decided to revisit this classic number. It’s a song that I’ve grooved to for so many years. Even after so long, it retains its energy,” she said.

The actress, who is known for her dancing talent as much as for her acting chops, was modest when asked if she was the best dancer on the set. She replied, “I can’t say I’m the best, because we have Jaaved and Arshad, who are trained dancers and a lot better than me. But yes, you can say that I am the best woman dancer in the film.”

Indra Kumar called Total Dhamaal his biggest film yet, both in terms of cast and budget. Explaining the reason behind recreating the 80s’ track, he said, “Subhashji and his wonderful composers Laxmikant-Pyarelalji created this song many years ago and it’s still relevant. Even now, people are chasing money. So, this song fits the theme of our film perfectly.”

Happy to have the hit jodi of Anil-Madhuri in his film, he added, “They’re an iconic pair and they still create an electric atmosphere on screen together.”

An adventure comedy, Total Dhamaal is touted to feature thrilling stunt sequences. Indra Kumar said, “We’ve used actionbased situations to create humour. We also have four more songs to shoot, which we’ll do in the days to come.”

Total Dhamaal, presented by Fox Star Studios, produced by Ajay Devgn Ffilms, Indra Kumar, Ashok Thakeria, Sri Adhikari Brothers, Anand Pandit and Fox Star Studios, and co-produced by Jayantilal Gada and Sangeeta Ahir releases on December 7, 2018.

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Posted by on April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized


“Sachin Tendulkar could play Doctor Strange,” says Benedict Cumberbatch! 

Vivo ILP 2018 saw the amalgamation of Sports and Entertainment when ‘Binga’ Brett Lee met ‘Doctor Strange’, Benedict Cumberbatch on the sidelines of the press tour for ‘Marvel Avengers: Infinity War’ in Singapore. The special episode, to be aired exclusively on the Star Sports Network, will be a part of Kent Cricket Live as a build up to a ‘Super Sunday’ on 22nd April 2018 at 2:30 PM.
Covering a wide spectrum of topics, the interview conducted by Brett Lee had Benedict Cumberbatch speaking about his favorite cricketers, life as a movie star, sharing screen space with Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo and much more.
When quizzed on cricket, Cumberbatch mentioned “Graham Gooch was my hero when growing up. I loved playing cricket and because I was a wicket keeper, I had my eye on Jack Russell.”
Brett Lee also went on to ask about Benedict’s views on who would best fit the role of Doctor Strange to which he replied “Sachin Tendulkar would do quite well in fitting the role as Doctor Strange as he is quite extraordinary”
The interview will be aired on 22nd April 2018 as part of the Super Sunday Broadcast, giving fans of the VIVO IPL an exclusive sneak peek into the life of Benedict Cumberbatch and some exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ information for the upcoming Marvel Avengers: Infinity War movie only on the Star Sports Network as a special broadcast for all Indian fans.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War is set to release in India on the 27th of April 2018 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D formats.
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Posted by on April 22, 2018 in Uncategorized



The launch saw the presence of producer Lucky Nadiadwala Morani, Jackie Shroff, Esha Gupta, Hamid Farrokhnezad

The “Devil’s daughter” is the story of one of the devil’s children who wants to repent. The condition for his repentance is to prostrate to an innocent person. The devil’s daughter enters the earth and looks for an innocent person…

Directed by: Ghorban Mohammadpour; Produced by: Lucky Nadiadwala Morani, & Ghorban

Film Cast present for the conference: Hamid Farrokhnezad, Esha Gupta, Fardin And…. Jackie Shroff as the Devil.

The event presence was witnessed by Shibani Kashyap, Vandana Sajnani, Rajesh Khattar, Ali Quli Mirza (Acts in The Film Too), Prashant Virender Sharma, Mohammad Morani, Ali Morani, Azhar Morani, Sajjad Delafrooz, Amaan Noor, Anamta Kamal, etc.


Posted by on April 19, 2018 in Uncategorized


#Kalank – an epic drama directed by Abhishek Varman to release on 19th April 2019

Director Abhishek Varman who helmed 2 States is all set to direct his next film. Putting all the speculations to rest, the epic drama set in the 1940s is titled ‘Kalank’. The film which was incepted 15 years ago by Karan Johar and his dad Yash Johar has found it’s way and will be now released on 19th April 2019. ‘Kalank’ has an stellar ensemble cast which includes Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt. This film also marks the collaboration of Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment – the 3 best producers of this time.

Confirming this Karan Johar says, “KALANK has been an emotional journey for me! A germ of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago…a film that was in a pre production stage helmed by my father…am now proud to Pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of our director Abhishek Varman! A beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.

Sajid Nadiadwala adds, “18th April 2014, 2 States had released…18th April 2019KALANK begins its journey…this multi starrer with a story will cross all borders, under the capable direction of Abhishek Varman. It be historic in the true sense of the word…I am genuinely happy to be back with the team Fox Star and Karan Johar..this film is special to all of us!!”

Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios says, “Our creative and strategic partnership with Dharma Production and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the power houses of industry has been successful and rewarding. Our association with Dharma gave us an excellent opportunity to be associated with 100cr hits like Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil and with NGE we presented back to back blockbusters – Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2. We at Fox Star Studios are proud to be presenting Kalank, a movie with stellar and power packed cast of today’s era. With Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala coming together it will be a path breaker and great team to work.”

The film will go on floors by the end of April.

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Posted by on April 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

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