Monthly Archives: July 2019

*DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav gave his inputs to keep Batla House authentic*

Director Nikkhil Advani’s next film, Batla House, is inspired by the Operation Batla House that took place in Delhi in 2008. Actor John Abraham plays DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who spearheaded the operation. While real life stories need a lot of research, the Deputy Commisioner of PoIice gave his inputs to keep the authenticity of the film.

According to a source, “He wanted even the minute details in the film to be perfect. When Sanjeev saw a few shots, he realised there were some minute corrections that were needed — the medals, uniform, etc. He informed Nikkhil and asked him to change it, so no mistakes are made.”

Nikkhil who was more than happy with Sanjeev’s inputs willingly reshot those scenes. “Batla House is inspired by a real life incident. However, we have always tried to be as thorough as possible when it comes to research. Whether it is costume, production design, props or language… we try and dig deep with our research. In the case of Batla House, it’s so fresh in the minds of people and there are many images that arv available for people to refer back to. All the interactions we had with the different parties that were involved and the various accounts, notes, blogs, interviews and opinions that we read, helped shape the narrative. DCP Yadav sir is avety quiet and cautious man. He would not say more than what was required. However. he did point out the details that we had missed out,” says director Nikkhil Advani.

Batla House also starring Mrunal Thakur and Ravi Kishan is directed by Nikkhil Advani. Produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Emmay Entertainment’s Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani & JA Entertainment in association with Bake My Cake Films’ Sandeep Leyzell, the film will release on 15th August 2019.

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Posted by on July 28, 2019 in Uncategorized


*Dil Mein Mars Hai song from Mission Mangal will be out today*

Last week, Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan,Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi came together to unveil the trailer of Mission Mangal. While the trailer that’s high on aspirational value seems to have found favour with the audience, the film’s team will launch the first song titled Dil Mein Mars Hai today. The movie is based on the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan, carried out by a team of scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). With the mission, India became the first Asian nation to reach Martian orbit and the first nation in the world to do so in its maiden attempt.

Talking about the idea behind the inspirational track, debutant director Jagan Shakti says, “The song is more like an anthem that plays out at different junctures in the film. It almost binds the story together. Each scientist working on Mission Mangal has their own idea for this ambitious venture, but faces roadblocks while executing them.”

“In the film, the team members use their skills to crack problems, whether it is monetary, technological or otherwise. What matters to them is the ultimate goal, which is to successfully send the Mangalyaan into space to orbit Mars, and to do that in the first attempt despite constraints. Hence, we have titled this song Dil Mein Mars Hai, because, for these scientists, dil mein mars hai, quite literally.” adds the director.

Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and co-producer R Balki worked with Jagan on the lyrics. “We tried a few things, which were very techheavy and they somehow didn’t bring out the emotion that we wanted to highlight. Then, we decided to try something simple, which brings out the underlying sentiment clearly. The idea was to highlight the scientists’ undeterred spirit to achieve their goal and Dil Mein Mars Hai says it all,” says Jagan.

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Posted by on July 25, 2019 in Uncategorized


*It’s time for ‘O Saki Saki’*

After breaking records with 2018 hit song Dilbar, the makers are set for yet another chartbuster – O Saki Saki. The recreated track of 2004’s iconic song with the same name is set to be released today. After launching the trailer last week that raised a lot of curiosity amongst media and audiences on the subject of the film, the makers launch their first song online today.

O Saki Saki featuring the sensuous Nora Fatehi is recomposed by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Tulsi Kumar and Neha Kakkar. Choreographed and directed by Adil Sheikh, the teaser of the song that released two days ago, has already garnered a solid traction in the youth and became one of the most awaited track of the year.

With all eyes glued on jaw-dropping sensation Nora Fatehi, who wooed us in previous remake of Dilbar is set to sizzle again. Speaking about it Nora says, “Getting the opportunity to be able to perform on a song like O Saki Saki, which is has been made on such an epic level by Tanishq , sung by Neha and Tulsi; is a dream. The way Tanishq has composed this song is out of this world and I knew visually I’ll have to match up. I learnt to dance with fire fans for the first time within only 3 days, and I must say it was extremely challenging. As the fire fans were heavy and dancing with fire is very risky. it was difficult to maneuver and dance with them effortlessly. Thankfully, I had the drive to do it because I wanted the audience to see me add something new to my dance. The best part is i am acting in the film Batla house so my characters performance to the song saki in the film leads up to very important sequence of events that carries the story forward. I am very grateful to Nikkhil Advani sir, Bhushan Kumar sir, John Abraham , T-series and Emmay Entertainment for giving me this opportunity. As an artist i always want to take it up another level,give something new to the audience and push my self further, Be it with my desi avtar or with the intense hook step in the video O Saki Saki, I am hoping i am able to achieve that and I’m looking forward for the audience to see my performance throughout the film.”

Even though a dance track, the song comes at a crucial point in the film which takes the story ahead. This song in all its glory showcases Nora 2.0 version as she pulls off some sensational never seen before dance moves which will make the nation groove to it and is surely a chartbuster song.

The original track by Vishal shekhar, sung bu Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhwinder Singh that featured Sunjay Dutt and Koena Mitra became a success back then. Tulsi Kumar, who already has few successful songs this year, is delivering one of her finest performances with this song. The versatile Tulsi Kumar Says, “O Saki Saki will become a dance anthem for the season. In the past as well, everyone grooved to the track and its back yet again in a completely new version. This year is about reinventing my voice, challenging myself to show a different side of my vocal quality. With this song, I have pushed my boundaries and tried to something very different. After doing several romantic soft numbers, I am stepping into doing high on energy, peppy dance tracks which I am completely enjoying. Tanishk has done wonders with the track and it also marks my first collaboration with Neha. Nora will surprise the audiences with her sizzling performance and it’s great to lend my voice for her. I am super excited for the audiences to see the song.”

Batla House is directed by Nikkhil Advani. Produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Emmay Entertainment’s Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani & JA Entertainment in association with Bake My Cake Films’ Sandeep Leyzell, the film will release on 15th August 2019.

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Posted by on July 15, 2019 in Uncategorized


Set to Thrill!! John Abraham to Produce and Lead An “Attack”

John will Produce this action thriller with Dheeraj Wadhawan & Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions

MUMBAI; 13 July 2019:John Abraham’s love for the action genre is no secret. The Superstar will now produce and play the lead in an all out action thriller – Attack, a race against time story of rescue by an Attack team led by a lone ranger played by John. The film is a fictional story inspired by true events, set against a hostage crisis that brought a Nation to its knees.

Written & Directed by debutant Lakshya Raj Anand, Attack will be produced by Dheeraj Wadhawan & Ajay Kapoor’s Kyta Productions & John’s JA Entertainment. The two production houses have earlier collaborated on their super hit film, Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran and RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter). The film will go on floors in December 2019.

Speaking about the film, John Abraham said, “At JA Entertainment, we believe in ‘content first’. It is our endeavour to push the envelope and produce films that entertain and have something significant to show to the increasingly discerning audience. Attack is a taut, interesting thriller with a strong storyline and a genre that I love! I am happy that Dheeraj & Ajay are on board this very interesting project.”

Producer Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions said, “ Kyta Productions endeavours to drive good cinema by partnering with like minded partners. Attack is an intelligent, engaging story, which needs to be told for audiences of the younger generation. Working with John Abraham and his production banner has been a pleasure as we think alike on films. We look forward to this exciting collaboration. ”

Kyta Productions, led by Dheeraj Wadhawan and Ajay Kapoor have been the moving force behind strong content projects that have met both critical acclaim and box office success like- Pari, Parmanu, Pataahka, Baazaar and RAW.

A look at John’s slate of recent & upcoming films reveals that today, he is not only one of the most bankable Bollywood superstars but also perhaps one of the very few A-listers who can straddle the multiplex and mass film genres with equal ease. The success of his films like Parmanu, RAW, Madras Cafeat one end and Satyamev Jayate, Force franchise, etc. on the other bear testimony to this fact.

Over the years, apart from acting, John’s focus has also been to create and deliver good and entertaining films under his banner JA Entertainment. As a producer, he has displayed courage and passion for content led stories over time. Right from producing the genre defining Vicky Donor, to the slick action films like Force 2 and Rocky Handsome, to the political thriller and Madras Café the recent Parmanu,John has backed films that resonate with the growing spectrum of Indian audience.

Kyta Productions & JA Entertainment present

Attack, written and directed by debutant Lakshya Raj Anand,

produced by John Abraham, Dheeraj Wadhawan & Ajay Kapoor.

The film will go on floors in December 2019.

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Posted by on July 13, 2019 in Uncategorized


Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Street Dancer 3D’ goes global!

The magnum opus dance film, directed by Remo D’souza will be seeing troupes across the globe joining the lead duo to shoot for the climax of the film in Mumbai which took off on June 29.
Dancers from UK, Germany, Nepal and Africa will be part of this 3D musical.
It’s a 25-day schedule with back-to-back performances and will go on till the month-end. Varun, Shraddha, Prabhudheva and Nora Fatehi have rehearsed for almost a month for this act. It is being choreographed by Kings United.
The final sequence is currently being shot at a suburban studio in Mumbai. The special set-up is of a live stage show with thousands of fans supporting their respective countries.
Talking about the same, Producer Bhushan Kumar says, “We are so glad that Street Dancer 3D has gone global and many artists from across continents are being part of the finale act of the film. The set for this finale is magnanimous and looks spectacular. The actors have been rehearsing and shooting in these rains to complete the schedule on time. The choreography and the music will surely sweep the audiences off their feet.”
Street Dancer 3D, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Lizelle D’Souza and directed by Remo D’Souza is all set to release on 24th Jan, 2020.
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Posted by on July 13, 2019 in Uncategorized


*Alia Bhatt records a song for Sadak 2*

Actress Alia Bhatt who is all set to kickstart the second schedule of Mahesh Bhatt directorial Sadak 2, recorded the scratch version for a song in the film at a Juhu recording studio earlier this week.

“While Jeet Gannguly’s score is ready, the lyrics are still being worked upon. Jeet da wanted to understand Alia’s pitch and voice modulation, so they decided to record the scratch. The lyrics will now be rewritten under the supervision of Mahesh Bhatt. It is a romantic number and comes at a crucial point in the film, so Bhatt sir is being meticulous about it. The final track will be recorded only after the unit returns from their Ooty schedule in August” says a source.

The film also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt.

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Posted by on July 12, 2019 in Uncategorized


*When Janhvi Kapoor received a special note*

Janhvi Kapoor who was filming for her upcoming horror comedy Roohi-Aafza along with Rajkummar Rao in Manali recently, had some unexpected visitors leave notes stuck on the door of her hotel room.

The local kids around her hotel are die-hard fans of the Dhadak girl and on learning that she was there, they quietly stopped by to post ardent pleas for her to meet them.”

“Hi Janvi Mam. We want to meet you as soon as possible. We are your big fans. We kids are very excited to meet you,” read the fan’s note to the actress.

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Posted by on July 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

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