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Nushrat Bharucha and Sidharth Malhotra Shoot for a Yo Yo Honey Singh song for MARJAAVAAN*


Nushrat Bharucha comes on board for a special song in Milap Milan Zaveri directorial, an action drama, ‘Marjaavaan’. She shot for the song in the city with Sidharth Malhotra. The song sung and composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh, is choreographed by Mudassar. The song called Peeyu Datke is inspired by a Rajasthani folk song.The film also starring Tara Sutaria, Riteish Deshmukh, and Rakul Preet Singh, is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar of T-Series and Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani of Emmay Entertainment. The film releases 2nd October 2019.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui LAUNCHES The Stranger In me By Neeta Shah & Aditi Mediratta


Published by

Om Books International

At Taj Lands End, Mumbai


Om Books International celebrated the launch of The Stranger In Me at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. The book was launched by Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui last evening.

On the occasion author Neeta Shah & Aditi Mediratta shared their experience of putting together the book with moderator Salil Acharya and the audience.

Also present on the occasion were Producer Ashok Thakeria, Distributer Anil Thadani, Actor Siddhanth Kapoor, Music Composer Sulaiman Merchant (Music Director duo Salim-Sulaiman) amongst others.

Commenting on the book being launched by Nawazuddin, author Neeta Shah says, “Nawaz Sir is one of the most versatile superstars in our country. His own journey until here is an inspiration to many out there who want to make it on their own, in any field. I am truly honoured that Nawaz Sir has graciously agreed to unveil our book.”
The actor also had great things to say about Neeta, Nawaz quotes, “Neeta is very creative be it marketing or writing. She sees things through a very different perception which is very fascinating. Once you start reading you won’t be able to put the book down till you finish it. I wish her all the luck and success with this path she has chosen.”

When asked whether books should be adapted into films, the actor replied: “It depends…sometimes you have to simply translate the book or sometimes you have to make an adaptation of a book. I feel books have a lot of material, if you want to make it into a web series, then you can give detailed information about the story and if you want to make it into a film, you need to highlight certain special incidents which will develop the story,”

Nawaz further added, “The Stranger In Me has special elements. There are a lot of twists in it, the pace of this book is really fast and there is an inner connection between human emotions, so I feel there is a possibility that a film could be made on this book.”
Aditi Mediratta says: “Nawaz Sir is an achiever and an inspiration to all who dare to dream, just like the protagonists in our book who would go all out against all odds to achieve their dreams..I’m excited for Nawaz Sir to launch our book”
Ajay Mago, of Om Books International says, “ It is rare to come across a story that explores the multiplicity of human existence in all its shades and tonalities as beautifully as The Stranger In Me does. A gripping existential tale, it has enthralled me from the very first page, and left asking for more, pretty much like every performance of the unmatched and unparalleled Nawazuddin Siddiqui.”

Head Corporate Communications, Raymond Group, Rohit Khanna says, “We are delighted to be the official styling partners to launch a book that takes the reader on a journey”.”

Radio Partner, Fever FM: “We are extremely delighted to launch the book The Stranger in Me unveiled by Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Fever Fm feels privileged to be chosen as the exclusive radio partner for the event. We congratulate Neeta Shah and Aditi Mediratta on the launch of their book and we are sure we will enjoy reading it.”

PVR was the Official Multiplex Partner for the event along with Ballentines & Indiosa as Official Beverage Partner and Amazon India as Official Online Partner.

About the book

A very gripping story based on the concept of ‘parallel life’, the book is an extraordinary tale of ordinary dreams, unfulfilled wishes, unrequited love and above all Bollywood!

“The Stranger In Me” is available across all leading book stores and online platforms.

About the co-authors:

Neeta Shah, a qualified chartered accountant turned entrepreneur heads Pulp Fiction Entertainment, a successful marketing and strategy consultancy firm for Brands & Films in India. Writing, an old hobby, resurfaced as she decided to pen the behind-the- scenes of Bollywood in her ‘factual, but fictionalised’ bestselling book of 2012, Bollywood Striptease. The Stranger In Me is her latest offering.

Aditi Mediratta, a recent graduate in filmmaking from Prague Film School, started her writing career as a crime reporter for India Today’s afternoon daily. She soon moved to writing screenplays for Bollywood films. Her first release as an associate writer was Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (2010) followed by The Dirty Picture (2011). The Stranger In Me, co-written with Neeta Shah, is her first outing as an author.
 
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Posted by on June 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

*Sunny Kaushal is elated about getting to play varied characters in his next films*


Actor Sunny Kaushal, who was appreciated for his supporting role of Himmat Singh in Akshay Kumar’s Gold, has managed to bag not one but three films this year. The newbie plays a lead role in RSVP’s Bhangra Paa Le, has signed Dinesh Vijan’s Shiddat alongside Radhika Madan and will also be seen in Hurdang opposite Nushrat Bharucha.

The actor is elated about getting to play varied characters in the movies. “I feel blessed that the makers are trusting me with such interesting roles. All the characters come from entirely different worlds, and they are amazing yet grounded stories. Jaggi in Bhangra Paa Le is a passionate dancer trying to find himself. Daddu in Hurdang is a student fighting for his rights and love. In Shiddat, every action of the character is motivated by love. As an actor I couldn’t have asked for more,” he says.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

After SRK, Disney India announces powerhouse actors to voice for live action epic entertainer *The Lion King* in Hindi!!


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Ashish Vidyarthi* is Scar, Shreyas Talpade is Timon, Sanjay Mishra is Pumbaa and legendary Asrani is Zazu in the Hindi version.

Directed by ‘Iron Man’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ fame director, Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Lion King releases on 19th July 2019 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

*Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa’s Shadaa open with historic advance bookings for a Punjabi film*


Punjabi film Shadaa starring Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa has taken a historic advance for Punjabi films. Normally Punjabi films dont open advance till Wednesday or Thursday but Shadaa was opened on Sunday and its out pacing Kabir Singh by 3 times in Punjab.

The advance in the cities of Punjab like Amritsar and Chandigarh is on par with biggest Hindi films like Thugs Of Hindostan, and Bharat and its a non holiday release unlike those films on par with the advances of Bahubhali in Punjab. The film could be beating records of those films in the cities of Punjab and may well set a new opening record for Punjabi cinema as its already the most talked about Punjabi Film ever before release with the coming together to the blockbuster Jodi of Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa after 4 years and having films like Jatt & Juliet and Sardaarji in their repertoire earlier. This 21st June the heat is surely going to be on at the Punjabi Box Office

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

First look of Superstar Mammooty’s biggest film, Mamangam out now! 


Mammootty who has done over 300 films and is a three time National Award Winner is all set to bring to us the biggest film of his life, a true story that is based on a
festival called Mamangam where he will be seen playing a mysterious character with multiple looks in the film.

Mamangam was a religious festival which was held once in 12 years at Thirunavaya, on the banks of Bharatapuzha in Kerala. For 280 years fierce battles were waged by
a few men against a mighty king during Mamangam. The film will showcase a story of one great real hero and one glorious unknown hero. This is the first Malaylalam to be released in four languages- Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
This movie is one of the biggest and one of the most expensive movies made in Malayalam cinema and is set in the 1695. The movie showcases a wide action sequence of Kalaripayattu, the Indian martial art and the oldest martial art in the world from the land of its origin and the action sequences are choreographed by Sham Kaushal.
Along with Mammootty, the movie also stars Achutan, Sudev Nair, Sidhique, Unnimukundan, Sureshkrishna and Manikkuttan. Mamangam is directed by M. Padmakumar and is produced by Venu Kunnappilly of Kavya Films. The film is slated to release in the last quarter of 2019
 
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Posted by on June 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Swashbuckling southpaw Yuvraj Singh announces his retirement from international cricket


~ Three Times World Cup winner will now focus his energies on enabling and helping people with Cancer through his charity YouWeCan ~

MUMBAI, 10 June 2019: After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket, one of India’s most celebrated and decorated cricketers Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms today. The Punjab lad captured the imagination of world cricket with his gravity-defying fielding abilities and effortless power-hitting.

“Only if I could articulate what Cricket has done for me, to me! But let me tell you this, Cricket has given me everything I have and it is the reason why I sit here today,”said Yuvraj, whose on-field exploits defined India’s last two World Cup triumphs.

A career that spanned over 304 ODIs, 58 T20s and 40 Tests, Yuvraj imprinted his place in the echelons of cricket as a player who could pretty much win matches for his side either through his electric fielding, deceiving bowling or fierce batting. Big-ticket events brought out the best from the big-hitting player, be it his international cricket entry at 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, the mind-numbing batting exhibition at inaugural 2007 World Twenty20 or the all-round performance at 2011 World Cup.

His teenage entry in international cricket surely was an indication of things to come. In his second ODI ever, Yuvraj took the Australian fast bowling battery to cleaners in an exhibition of fearless batting at Nairobi during the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy, also earning him the Man-Of-The-Match award.

It took three years before he could score his first ODI century, and also earn his Test cap. In Test match cricket, Yuvraj had an affinity for Pakistan, scoring all his three centuries against them, first on a green top in Lahore in 2004, second in Karachi in 2006 and third, his best of 169 in Bengaluru.

His exploits at World T20 in South Africa have remained untouched till date. Yuvraj’s willow-wielding ways gave nightmares to almost every bowler through the tournament. Clobbering six sixes in the penultimate over bowled by Englishman Stuart Broad in Kingsmead was a moment not many cricket fans will forget. That performance against England took Yuvraj on top of the pile of fastest fifties in a T20I match, scoring 50 in just 12 balls, a record that still stands the test of time.

As time passed, Yuvraj became an established middle-order lynchpin for Indian team, and a man with golden arm too. A testimony of his accomplished all-round abilities was the 2011 50-over World Cup where Yuvraj became the first all-rounder to score 300 plus runs and to take 15 wickets in a single World Cup. The feat included four MoM awards and Man-Of-The-Tournament for the 362 runs and 15 wickets.

“Winning the 2011 World Cup, being man of the series, four MoM awards was all like a dream, which was followed with a harsh reality of getting diagnosed of Cancer,” reminisced Yuvraj.

“All this happened so quickly and that too when I was on the peak of my career. I can’t possible explain the support of my family and friends who stood by me, like my pillars of strength and courage. The BCCI and BCCI president at that time Mr. N Srinivasan too supported me during my treatment,”added an emotional Yuvraj.

A fighter to the core, Yuvraj battled all odds to return to cricket field after successfully treating the rare germ cell tumour. An appearance at the 2014 T20 World Cup finals looked like a perfect script until Yuvraj found the going tough. “This was probably the most difficult time in my cricket career, the 2014 T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka when I laboured to 11 off 21 balls. It was so shattering that I felt my career was all but over, everyone wrote me off too… But I never stopped believing in myself,” remarked Yuvraj.

The urge to play top-level cricket again pushed Yuvraj to go through the grind and the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season saw him scoring 672 runs at an impressive average of 84.00, something selectors found worth rewarding him another go. He came back for the home series against England in 2017 and how. A career-best of 150 against English team in Cuttack got everyone to witness pure nostalgia, the Yuvraj they were used to see.

“I am extremely lucky to play 400+ games for India, I for one, would have not imagined doing this when I started my career as a Cricketer. Through this journey, some matches that remain etched in my memory were the 2002 NatWest final, my first test hundred in Lahore in 2004, the 2007 ODI series in England, six sixes at the 2007 T20 World Cup, that match when we realised to have not gone beyond at 2007 50-over World Cup and then the most memorable was 2011 World Cup finals,” said Yuvraj recalling his careers highlights.

For now, he wishes to focus his energies on helping and enabling people affected with Cancer. “My next focus is enabling and helping people with Cancer through my charity YouWeCan. I really want to make a difference to the society by setting example through my inspiring story,” Yuvraj said.

“I would like to thank my family, my mother, especially, who is present here today; my loving mother who has been the pillar of strength and gave me birth twice, my loving wife who stood by me in my tough times and my close friends who get sick of me but are always there for me, everybody who I love is here today except my dad. So I think it’s a perfect day to move on thank you all the media for capturing this lovely journey. Thank you everyone and see you on the other side,” he concluded.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Salaam Jordan, A FitZup Retreat in association with Jordan Tourism Board!


(L-R) Neeraj Mishra, Rohan Mehra,Kanchi Singh,Sunny Arora,Neha Saxena, Shakti Arora seen at annoucement of Salaam Jordan Retreat by FitZup in association with Jordan Tourism Board

Mumbai, 4th June 2019 – India’s leading Fitness Start-up is ready to explore Jordan in association with Jordan Tourism Board where leading television celebrities like Rohan Mehra, Kanchi Singh, Shakti Arora & Neha Saxena will explore the country. The celebrities will experience the Dead Sea, Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, Aqaba and be a part of the activities planned by the Jordan Tourism Board & designed by FitZup. The announcement event for the same was held at Beachcomber, Sun N Sand, Juhu.

This Retreat is a 7-day long exploration of the country starting from 16th June to 23rd June; where the participants will be offered luxury, wellness and gastronomical experiences that Jordan has to offer. From staying at the Luxurious Wellness Resorts of Jordan, driving through the Desert Highway, visiting the Royal Automobile Museum & Souqs, savouring the local shawarma & authentic sweets, dining at the historical restaurants, Cruising over the Aqaba Port, hiking to the Petra, indulging in mud therapy at dead sea and exploring the contrasting cities would be an unforgettable encounter.

We are pleased to collaborate with Jordan Tourism yet again with a different concept. While the previous tour was an adventurous escapade; this one focuses on the Wellness, Luxury & Gastronomical experiences the country has to offer. We have created an exciting Itinerary which we would be presenting through our content. Our aim is to educate the Indian travellers about the exotic experiences Jordan has, through the content & influencer’s muscle, said Sunny Arora – Founder, FitZup

We are very excited to welcome the celebrity tour to Jordan and show them the incredible facets of this amazing destination. A confluence of exotic experiences.

Majestic Desert landscapes of Wadi Rum with pre-historic inscriptions on rocks. Beautiful corals and aquatic life at Aqaba in the Red Sea. Floating in the Dead Sea an unreal experience with the wellness of therapeutic mud and salt. The oxygen-rich air here at dead sea has up to 8 percent more oxygen molecules per cubic meter than ordinary air at sea level; which eases the breathing in general and particularly helps those suffering from lung disease. Savouring a culinary tradition and flavours from Arabic to the Mediterranean. A glimpse of the treasures from pre-historic to Biblical to modern times, topped by Petra the 7th NEW wonder of the world. Jordan is  perfect for all ages, hearts & souls. Salaam! welcome to Jordan”said Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Issam Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board

 

This Retreat would be documented & televised on FitZup Studios YouTube channel giving a slice of the luxury, gastronomy and wellness to the audience.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Vidyut Jammwal throws an iftaar party on the sets of Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s, Commando 3


Vidyut Jammwal, who’s currently wrapping up Vipul Shah’s Commando 3, had a surprise for the film’s team the other day. He hosted an iftaar party for the crew on the set.

Since many unit members were observing Ramadan fast and it was a night schedule Vidyut thought of making it special for them by having an iftaari on sets.

The entire crew was very happy with Vidyut’s gesture.

Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s, Commando 3 is directed by Aditya Datt. The film stars Vidyut Jammwal along with Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar and Gulshan Devaiah.

Commando 3 is presented by Reliance Entertainment & Motion Picture Capital in association with Sun Shine Pictures and Vipul Amrutlal Shah Production.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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