The Dark Side of Life – Brings Mumbai City At Halt

Exclusive News By Nagama Khan For the first time in the history of Bollywood, a production house Lakhshya Production held its road show for its upcoming movie ‘The Dark Side Of Life: More »

Miss Asia 2018 – The Finest Beauty Pageant From The House Of Pegasus

This prestigious event is organized by the Pegasus Chairman Dr. Ajit Ravi. The aim of this pageant is to acknowledge the beauty of women inside out and to assess the amazing skills More »

The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City – Brings Mumbai City At Halt

For the first time in the history of Bollywood, a production house Lakhshya Production held its road show for its upcoming movie ‘The Dark Side Of Life: Mumbai City’. An innovative Promotional More »

DJ Neit, DJ D’Shelz crowned Queen of Mashups India 2018, powered by SOS Nitelife at Imagica By Night

Both the winners of the competition will be representing India in the next year’s Global DJ Championships Beautifully lit up Imagica, late night rides, tent camping and delectable range of F&B left More »

MAN WITH MIDAS TOUCH DHANRAJ JETHANI, THE SHOWMAN WITH A DIFFERENCE

Dhanraj Jethani is more popularly known in inner circles as a self-made entrepreneur, who had a belief in his vision and the guts to achieve what he had envisioned. He is a More »

Rewards Galore at R City Mall with Diwali Indiawali

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Lupt To Thrill The Audiences From 2nd November

To give us a breath of fresh air in the genre of horror, the supernatural thriller written and directed by Prabhuraj, Lupt is here.

Lupt will venture into the space of supernatural thrillers like never before, and the trailer is the testimony of this which went trending on twitter soon after it was launched.  Lupt showcases the coming of two great actors together Jaaved Jaaferi and Vijay Raaz, where both oppose to their funny image and incredible sense of comedy timing will be seen portraying serious roles in the film. The film also stars Karan Aanand, Niki Walia, Meenakshi Dixit and Rishab Chadha among others.

 

With the film’s trailer it is quite visible that the director has used the technique of camera movements and sound designing brilliantly to highlight the emotion and keep the audience engrossed.

Produced by Mr Hanwant Khatri & Mr Lalit Kiri under their banner Fun Entertainments, ‘Lupt’ is slated to release on 2nd November.

हंसा – एक संयोग — किन्नरों के जीवन पर एक भावनात्मक फिल्म

चित्रग्रही फिल्म्स के बैनर तले बन रही निर्माता सुरेश शर्मा की हिन्दी फिल्म “हंसा – एक संयोग ” किन्नरों के जीवन पर बनायी जा रही एक भावनात्म  फिल्म है ,जिसके निर्देशक-युगल हैं संतोष कश्यप व धीरज वर्मा कथा-पटकथा-संवाद संतोष कश्यप के हैं तथा संगीत ललित मिश्र का। इस फिल्म का गीत “बद्रीनाथ की दुल्हनियां ” फेम सिंगर देव नेगी ने गाया है।

लाईन प्रोड्यूसर उमाकांत राय हैं और कैमरामैन अरविंद.के। इस फिल्म के मुख्य कलाकार हैं — आयुष श्रीवास्तव, मंत्रा पटेल, सयाजी शिंदे, शरत सक्सेना, वैष्णवी मैक्डोनंल्ड,उमाकांत राय, शुद्धा चंद्रन, निर्देशक संतोष कश्यप व् धीरज वर्मा के मुताबिक कुछ कलाकार मार्केट के होंगे  जिनका चयन जारी है।” हंसा…” किन्नरों पर बनायी गयी और फिल्मों की तरह नहीं है। इसमें उनको लैंगिक भेदभाव के नजरिये से नहीं भावनात्मक रूप में मानवीय संवेदनाओं  के दृष्टिकोण से देखने का एक सार्थक प्रयास किया गया है। जबकि प्रचार प्रसार पब्लिश मीडिया(अखिलेश सिंह) की टीम कर रही है।

Fashion Choreographer Lokesh Sharma Joins India Intimate Fashion Week as Official Show Director

 

IIFW is all set to roll out first season, For which they have a dedicated team who are all about taking Intimate Wear fashion beyond the taboo. Talking about team, the fashion week is excited to introduce Lokesh Sharma as our Official Fashion Choreographer/ Director.

Lokesh Sharma is a Fashion Show  Choreographer , and Show Director who has been directing and choreographing shows like Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Doha for the three seasons continuously, and has also directed India Fashion Week Dubai, Shop Qatar Fashion Show Doha, Asian designer Week India, India Fashion Week London and many more to add in the list with leading Indian, Qatar, Dubai, Pakistan and London-based designers, followed by Indian National Pageants too.

Talking about choreographing the first season of IIFW 2017 he responds, “I believe fashion shows like IIFW is quite rear and unique especially in India, and being a part of it, is like a sense of responsibility to me , it’s more than just being a fashion show director at this level, because everything we do gives a message and I strongly believe that this show will convey a message that each woman is beautiful and every woman should be confident about her own body because they are gifted and they should adore their beauty in every possible way.”

MEHMOOD ALI COMPLETES 25 YEARS IN FILM INDUSTRY

Mr.Mehmood Ali ( M.D of Pen n camera international) completed 25 years in the industry as a producer and distributor , Recently they launched their brand new venture PNCI Music on their silver jublee year with film Salaam Mumbai with the Song Reza Reza Sung by the Super Sensational Voice of India “Arijit Singh & Dr. Shiba Bhardwaj”. PNCI Music Label Successfuly launched with blessings of Mr.Nawab Malik (Ex Minister) , Shri Arvind Guru Ji ,Mr.Anand mandya (IPS ,DCP Mumbai Police) ,Mr.T.P Agarwal (President of IMPPA), Mr.Yogesh Lakhani (Bright Outdoor) ,Mr Suraj Muchhala (MD of Arun Muchhala Group) along with cast & crew of Salaam Mumbai .

 

Mr.Mehmood Ali also    about the music of Salaam Mumbai .Movie consists the many big singers tracks ,which includes the legend Sonu Nigam As well. Sonu Nigam did a very good sad track in the movie which will releasing soon . Apart from this Mohammad Irfan , Dr.Shiba Bhardwaj ,Hriday Gattani , Hamid Reza Monfared ( well known Iranian Singer), Shashaa Tirupati , Aditi Paul , Shabbir Kumar , Nakash Aziz (Jabra Fan Fame) lended their beautiful voice for the movie.Dilshaad Shabbir Shaikh is the music director and lyrics of songs by Ritu Shree .

​As Mentioned by Mr.Mehmood Ali , Film Salaam Mumbai is a beautiful love story between iranian boy ( Reza Golzar Iranian Superstar Like the Shah Rukh Khan of India ) and a Indian Girl (Dia Mirza). Salaam Mumbai is a Indo-Iranian Movie Produced by Javad Naroozbaigy ,Directed by Ghorbhan Mohd Pour. Film is already released in Iran and already broke all the iranian box office records. Mr.Mehmood Ali Himself Releasing Theathrical In INDIA under the banner of Pen N Camera International with huge Publicity Campaign.

Gandhi Vichar Manch and Agrabandhu Seva Samiti Celebrate ‘Makar Sankranti’ With handicapped,poor and needy people

Mumbai. ‘Makar Sankranti’, also known as ‘Kite festival’ dedicated to Sun God, signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion and enjoy a new life with bright light. It is one of the few chosen Indian Hindu festivals which has a fixed date. The harvest festival marks the arrival of spring season.

On this auspicious occasion social organization Gandhi Vichar Manch in association with Agrabandhu Seva Samiti’s (regd.), Mumbai once again with their joint effort came forward to help the poor, the blind, the handicapped and the needy people distributed food grains, blankets, bed sheets at a function held at Sai Baba Mandir, Near Malad Shopping Center, Malad (West), Mumbai and give these deprived people a light of happiness in their lives.

The function was successfully concluded in presence of Gandhi Vichar Manch’s National President Manmohan Gupta, Program President Laxminarayan Agarwal a.k.a Mannu Seth (President of Agrabandhu Seva Samiti), Program host Kanbihari Agarwal, Brijmohan Agarwal, Ramprakash Mittle, Amrishchandra Agrawal, Babulal Agarwal, Sai Darshan Mandir Trust trustee Narendra Khaitan, Kanhaiyalal Yadav,Smt. Snehlata Manmohan Gupta, Udesh Agarwal, J.P. Singh, Gopal Das, Shobha Brijmohan Agarwal, media personnel, friends, well-wishers who graced the occasion to make it a grand fare.Trustee Kishanchand Gupta lit the traditional lamp to mark the beginning of the ceremony. Both the associations’ President expressed their views and extended their warm wishes to all those present.

The success of the event goes to all the humble efforts Sumithi Shinde, President of Suman Handicapped Association, J.P. Singh, Mumbai district President of Gandhi Vichar Manch and Agrabandhu Seva Samiti members. Jai Prakash Pandey and Anil R. Agarwal were the programme co-ordinators. At the end of the programme Mithlesh Mishra, National General Secretary thanked all the people in making the program successful.————-Sanjay Sharma Raj (P.R.O.)

उदित नारायण के हाथो फिल्म ‘खल्लास ‘ का मुहूर्त सम्पन

हिंदी और गुजराती इन दो भाषाओ में निर्मित होने जा रही फिल्म ‘खल्लास ‘ का मुहूर्त सुरो के बादशाह उदित नारायण के हाथो किया गया.जीवीजी फिल्म्स प्रोडक्शन के बैनर तले बनने जा रही इस फिल्म के मुहूर्त के मौके पर फिल्म के गानो की रिकॉर्डिंग भी शुरू की गयी,जिसमे फिल्म का पहला गाना उदित नारायण ,दीपा नारायण और अलका झा की आवाज़ में रिकॉर्डिंग किया गया .इस फिल्म की निर्मात्री योगिता राठौड़ है जिन्होंने मुहूर्त के मौके पर अपनी फिल्म के  बारे में बताया ”यह फिल्म एक  सस्पेन्स ,थ्रिलर फिल्म है जिसकी कहानी काफी अलग तरह की कहानी है .युवा पीढ़ी द्वारा ड्र्ग्स सेवन की मात्रा काफी बढ़ती जा रही है जो एक बहुत बड़ा गंभीर मुद्दा है और इसी मुद्दे को को हम  फिल्म के माध्यम से दर्शाने जा रहे है जो यक़ीनन दर्शको को बहुत पसंद आएगी .”

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‘खल्लास ‘इस  फिल्म की कहानी प्रीत प्रकाश शर्मा द्वारा लिखी गयी है जिसका निर्देशन  अमन खान करने जा रहे है.फिल्म का संगीत काफी बेहतरीन तरीके से तैयार किया जा रहा है .फिल्म का निर्माण दो भाषाओ में किया जा रहा है इसलिए सभी गाने दो भाषाओ में रिकॉर्ड किये जाएंगे .गुजराती  में संगीत राज सेन और मारू ब्रदर्स द्वारा दिया जा रहा है और हिंदी  गानो के लिए मोन्टी शर्मा द्वारा  बनाये गए संगीत फिल्म में दिए  जा रहे है .फिल्म के कलाकारों का चयन फ़िलहाल किया जा रहा है और बहुत जल्द फिल्म की शूटिंग शुरू की जाएगी..

Actress Ekktaa BP Singh brings Laughter of the extreme level in Days of Tafree

Actress Ekktaa BP Singh who currently features in Colors Channel Top rated show Shakti: kahani astitva ki, has groomed for her film Days of Tafree — In Class; Out of Class’ which is released on 23rd September. She plays the character of a comedian and she will try to bring a smile on everyones faces. Her character in the film is a contrast from her character in Shakti. The film is the Hindi remake of the highest-grossing Gujarati film of all time,’Chhello Divas’.

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Written and directed by Krishnadev Yagnik, Produced by Anand Pandit and Rashmi Sharma. “It’s my pleasure to associate with this film which is the remake of Gujrati film Chhello Divas. I’m playing a character of a comedian. I love to make people laugh. I feel the essence of this film should be enjoyed by patrons across the country,” says Ekktaa BP Singh.

Featuring debutants Yash Soni, Ansh Bagri, Sanchay Goswami, Sarabjeet Bindra, Nimisha Mehta, Kinjal Rajpriya, Anuradha Mukherjee and Mamta Chowdhary, the film follows the lives of seven youngsters through their years in college. ‘Days of Tafree’, produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Rashmi Sharma Films, released on September 23.

NCPA celebrates Ballroom dancing with Sandip Soparrkar and Alesia Raut ‘Born to Love – Life story of Cupid’

NCPA in association with Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and super model Alesia Raut presented “Born to Love – Life Story of Cupid” a musical dance drama from Greek mythology based on the life of god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection – Cupid. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars and is known in Latin also as Amor (“Love”).

This is the first time Sandip Soparrkar performed with supermodel Alesia Raut. The event took place at National centre of Performing Arts (NCPA) Nariman Point. Tata Memorial Hall was packed with audience and everyone was seen applauding for Sandip Soparrkar and Alesia Raut’s power packed performance. The entire auditorium was decorated with red roses and heart shape balloons creating a super romantic environment. Entire audience at the show stuck right till the last moment not wanting to miss any of the romantic and emotional scene presented by the dynamic duo.

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The evening began with a question and answer session with the dance Maestro monitored by actress Sharbani Mukherjee, where Sandip informed all that Ballroom and Latin dances are now a part of Asian Games and Olympic Games too.

Sandip Soparrkar said, “I feel honoured the NCPA asked me to put this talk and the show up for them, being here and performing at the Tata Theater is a privilege and I feel humbled.”

Alesia Raut who made her dancing debut on stage said “I am thrilled to be dancing and the adulation makes me feel that I can take this more seriously and I will, you will see me dancing on stage often now.”

The show “Born to Love – Life Story of Cupid” had Sandip Soparrkar singing live hit tracks from Bollywood and Hollywood  along with dancing and audience.

Others guests who were present at the event were actors Yuvraj Parashar, Kapil Sharma, Dev Balani, Mithun Purandare, Raj Kumar Singh, Amit Dolawat, classical dancer Vijayshree Choudhary, Lata Surendran and Ballroom dancing legend Salomi Roy Kapoor.

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Actress Srishti Sharma Comming in new avatar as a Nageen in Chidiya Ghar. As a Special entry.

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25 मार्च से देश भर में क्राइम अफेयर और बदला

युवाओं के दिलो दीमाग पर असर करने वाली वैसे तो कई फिल्में बनी हैं और दर्शकों ने उसे यथोचित सम्मान भी दिया है जैसे की एकता कपूर की लव सेक्स और धोखा, बीए पास, रागिनी एमएमएस, हेट स्टोरी आदि । इन फिल्मों ने कम बज़ट की होते हुए भी अपनी कंटेंट की वज़ह से वाहवाही बटोरी और बॉक्स ऑफिस पर अच्छा खासा कलेक्शन किया । उन्ही फिल्मों की तर्ज़ पर और कुछ नए अनुसंधान के साथ एक नए विषय को ध्यान में रखते हुए युवाओं पर आधारित फिल्म है क्राइम अफ़ेयर और बदला ! जिसकी अभिनेत्री और निर्मात्री हैं नेहा बंसल । फिल्म क्राइम अफ़ेयर और बदला के रीलिज़ की सारी तैयारियां पूरी हो चुकी हैं और यह फिल्म आगामी २५ मार्च से दर्शकों के सामने प्रदर्शित होने जा रही है ।

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एनबी इंटरटेनमेंट के बैनर तले बन रही फिल्म क्राइम अफ़ेयर और बदला से फिल्म निर्माण के क्षेत्र में हाथ आजमाने से पहले नेहा बंसल ने बतौर अभिनेत्री अलग अलग जॉनर की लगभग सात से आठ फिल्में की हैं । यहीं से नेहा ने फिल्म मेकिंग की बारीकियों को समझना शुरू किया और फिर प्रियंका चोपड़ा, अनुष्का शर्मा, दिया मिर्जा और लारा दत्ता की राह पर चलते फिल्म क्राइम अफ़ेयर और बदला बनाने का ऐलान कर दिया । इस फिल्म का निर्देशन नितेश श्रीवास्तव ने किया हैं जबकि फिल्म में नेहा बंसल के साथ वीरेंद्र मिश्रा, नैना खेड़ेकर, कोमल शर्मा,अहसान कुरैशी, सोनी पटेल, नितेश श्रीवास्तव, हरबंश लाली, धर्मेन्द्र के साथ बाल कलाकार अंशिका बंसल की मुख्य भूमिकाएं हैं । फिल्म के संगीत रंजीत मंडल ने तैयार किया है वहीँ गीतों के बोल नेहा बंसल ने लिखे हैं वहीँ फिल्म के नृत्य निर्देशक हैं पप्पू प्रधान । फिल्म क्राइम अफ़ेयर और बदला के पीआरओ हैं संजय भूषण पटियाला ।

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“A model of outstanding merits” this is how I am called in the field of Modeling. The advertisers & Advertising Agencies, say that I have all the physical assests, mental setup & admirable looks, which make a Model most perfect.

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There are 3 basic things which are must for a Model. One is rich vital statistics, fantastic figure & bewitching beauty. The God has given me all the three as a Free Gift. With the help of these Virtues I have made my presence felt in the field of Modelling I have been the part of numberless, print ads, commercial flicks & promotional reels. All the parties, for whom I have worked as a Model, are fully satisfied with my behavior, dealing & the results.

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Now, I have ventured in Bollywood, as I have fully prepared myself for it. I have few offers, which I am considering minutely. Shortly a big announcement & launching event is to be held with Big Bang & Bash.

Film Tourism Symposium Day 1 with Sec. I & B Ministry, Sunil Arora and Sec. Tourism Ministry, Shri Vinod Zutshi ; Day 2 with Sec ASI, Shri Shharat Sharma

NFDC Film Bazaar, 2015, hosts successful Film Tourism Symposium sessions with Shri Sunil Arora, Secretary of I&B, Shri Vinod Zutshi, Secretary of Tourism on Day 1 (Nov 21) and  with Shri Shharat Sharma, Additional Director General, ASI and Film Industry Delegates on Day 2 (Nov 22) to facilitate the ease of shooting films in India 

Goa, November 22, 2015: As part of the Film Facilitation Office, the Ministry of Tourism in association with the Ministry of I&B and the NFDC began a four-day Symposium on Film Tourism on 21st November, 2015. The objective of this symposium is to explore current challenges facing filmmakers to film in India and the steps that can be taken to facilitate greater ease of shooting / producing a feature /non-feature film. The deliberations are going to be centered on how a single window clearance could effectively deal with the facilitation of an eco-system that would be sensitive to the needs of both the filmmakers and the administration.

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The first day of the Film Tourism Symposium was a session chaired by Sh. Sunil Arora, Secretary Ministry of I&B, Sh. Vinod Zutshi, Secretary. Nina Lath Gupta (MD, NFDC), of Tourism and attended by film industry delegates with the objective of the session being to ease out the problems faced by domestic and international filmmakers in India and have a single window clearance for shooting permissions in India.

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The sessions saw the participation of film industry delegates such as Anubhav Sinha, Kabir Khan, Sanjay Suri, Prakash Jha, Sudhir Mishra, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ramesh Sippy, Shyam Benegal, Bharat Bala, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vani Tripathi Tikoo  along with line producers Iqbal Kidwai ( French Indian film Un Plus Une, Monsoon Wedding, etc.), Pravesh Sahni (Slumdog Millionaire, Zero Dark Thirty, Mission: Impossibe –Ghost Protocol, etc.), Deborah Benattar and Jawed Wani  (La Fabrique Films), James Weyman (Ontario Media Development Corporation, Ruth Harley (New Zealand Film Commission), Ruth Harley (Former CEO Screen Australia and New Zealand Film Commission), Michael Hendrix, a film producer from Germany, Krzysztof Solek (Film Polska, Poland) and tourism delegates Har Sahay Meena (MD, Tamil Nadu Tourism), Khyati Nayak (Manager, Film Cell, Gujarat Tourism) and Sandesh Yashlaha (General Manager, MP Tourism), and others.

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Regarding challenges faced by filmmakers shooting in India, the Secretary, Mr. Sunil Arora, Ministry of I&B, proposed the need to conduct a well structured workshop between the fraternity and the Central Government, various State Governments and relevant Government Departments. The outcome of this workshop, which is a first amongst many, will be to lay down the required changes that may be done by various ministries so as develop a film friendly environment. NFDC would be responsible for holding these dialogues and the first such workshop would be held at the end of this year.

 

Shyam Benegal said, “The problem with filming locations is that we need permissions at three levels: district, state, central. That’s the level of bureaucracy we are dealing with. The concerns of the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) should be that there should be no damage to monuments, no environmental damage, and of course, security concerns.” He added, “I’ll give you an instance. I wanted to shoot in Khajuraho and went through hell to get permissions. The ASI said that we can’t shoot at places with pornographic statues. The statues are the point of the place. Either you give full permission or don’t allow at all. No one from ASI is seriously concerned about the damage to monuments. They want to know what you are shooting and what will the impression of the place be. The government should create a body of people who serve as guides. We need  better production, transportation, infrastructure facilities. We have no such problems while shooting in Europe. A single window clearance, without exception, is needed for us and outsiders and it can be done by the NFDC. “

Pravesh Sahni said, “I have been a line producer for Hollywood films for twenty years. We have worked out Holy Smoke, Mission :Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Viceroy House, Slumdog Millionaire, and others. We lost Skyfall and Bourne Supremacy due to delay in permissions. Zero Dark Thirty began preparation in Jordan and shifted to Chandigarh. It went to the Oscars. We need support from the ministries. The charges of the Port Trust are 5 lacs INR per day for foreigners while for a Bengali film it is INR 25000 per day. So there is a different rate. If you are in Kolkata, you need two different police permissions to shoot on Howrah Bridge. At the railways, you need to make three different payments and need three permissions.”

He added, “Chandigarh and Rajasthan are relatively friendly. 

We had difficulty shooting Slumdog Millionaire and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol in South Mumbai because we can only shoot on Sundays. One is not allowed to shoot at Taj Mahal beyond a point so we shot behind it but paid the full money because we are scared that someone might disrupt the shooting.  
The Customs Manual doesn’t allow us to get props, make up, and digital shooting media. During Eat, Pray, Love the Customs had problems with Julia Roberts ‘ costumes. We had problems to import a left -hand BMW for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said, “We have been waiting for single window clearance. I’ve shot all my movies here in India. People are co-operative. India is a complex place. We have local dadas. If we hand over responsibility to the District Magistrate, he must assure us that there will be no problem. We need a point person. I don’t know how we build skill sets in different states. 
I know that skill sets are creative, logistic and technical. Line producers should be accredited by NFDC and they are responsible for permissions. The Line Producer and District Magistrate are responsible. We have to abolish script submission because what are the parameters for evaluation? We made Rang De Basanti guerilla style because MIGs crashing was a 2000-crore mess.”

He praised certain locations and said, “We have not even scratched the surface of the beauty of the country. The line producers need to find locations and at the end of the film, all the location and contact details. 
I’m not sure about charging for using locations because the place and the country is getting advertised and promoted, whether the crew is foreign or Indian. Of course, we must not expect freebies, we must pay for policemen if needed.
The Jammu and Kashmir tourism department went out of their way when I shot there for Mirziya. The DM came and helped us. They opened the Gurez Valley for shooting after 60 years. We have shot 3 films in Delhi and Rajasthan as people are co-operative
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Prakash Jha was all praise for the shooting set-up in Madhya Pradesh. He said, “I shoot in Indore and Panchmadi in Bhopal because the infrastructure, administration and actors are responsive. I shot in Bhopal with 5000 actors for 9 months and it went smoothly. We can change locations easily. The CM of MP is accessible on phone. He appoints a principal secretary for film crews. We create jobs for locals so the government is supportive. 


I have shot with Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and many others in Bhopal and we can request the onlookers to clear the street. Bhopal and other places in MP have excellent tourism infrastructure like guest houses, hotels, and transport.”

He added, “It’s terrible that you have permissions but people come and quote rules and ask for money and you have to pay them off and move on.
Can there be punitive actions genuinely? I don’t believe in the need for permission to shoot and censorship. I believe in paying and shooting and getting out. Why should I have to submit my script for approval? Of course, I understand about army and restricted areas. Don’t make things in principle. Make them work.”

Sh. Sunil Arora said, “We plan to have a day-long conference with filmmakers and government bodies before the end of December and implement changes in the first quarter of 2016.”

Nina Lath Gupta said, “A single window clearance for shooting has been our endeavour over the years. Change will not happen overnight but we shall see tangible outcomes in the months to come under the guidance of Shri Vinod Zutshi and Shri Sunil Arora.” 

Film Tourism Symposium- DAY 2

The second day of the session held on November 22 was with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on the current guidelines for filming in different heritage sites/monuments that belong to the ASI and the existing ground realities in securing filming permissions at ASI sites. The session chaired by Sh. Shharat Sharma, Addl. Director General, ASI and Ms. Nina Lath Gupta, MD, NFDC, and attended by prominent filmmakers, line producers and international delegates to Film Bazaar, discussed how filming at ASI sites could become easier without impinging upon the principal concern of the ASI, especially with regard to protecting national monuments from damage.

The discussions had the following positive outcomes, as given below:

  1.     To consider giving filmmakers a 3 hour time slot for setting up for sunrise and sunset shots as many filmmakers consider this the magic moment.
  2.    To consider revising the entrance fees for Indian and foreign nationals (film crews) and not have a vast difference between the two.
  3.    To consider appointing an ASI liaison officer who will be available with the film unit and help implement the permissions given.
  4.    To consider differential pricing depending upon the category  and the difference in nature of the films such as ad films, feature films, documentaries, etc and the category of the monument the film is shot at
  5.    To introduce punitive action like warnings, black-listing or a fine against filmmakers who break the law
  6.    To examine the request to shoot the inside of monuments provided it is scientifically cleared.
  7.    To set up online applications for permissions to shoot at monuments.
  8.    To examine the suggestion that the script and footage  be screened by Censor Board instead of ASI

In regard to day 2 of the Symposium, Sh. Shharat Sharma, Additional Director General, ASI said, “ASI acknowledges the role that films can play in spreading our history and culture to different parts of the world and spreading the message of how to preserve our national heritage.”

He added, “It was a good learning process for ASI to come to know the problems faced by the film industry and that filmmakers are committed to helping the ASI to preserve the monuments. Many new areas of co-operation have come up where ASI and the film industry can further each other’s cause and collaborate to make India a better film tourism destination.”

Prakash Jha said, “The ASI should simplify all monument rules and regulations and be specific so that there is no room for discretionary powers on shoot and content. Don’t get morality involved. We will follow the defined rules and we have to protect and love our monuments. The application and payment process can be done online. The ASI, NFDC, CBFC can all work together for a single window clearance.”

Bharat Bala said, “In Namibia, there is a place called the Moon Crater and it is a hollow place in a desert that looks like the surface of the moon. So we filmed over there and after that the government sent us a supervisor to help us clean all the tyre marks  and restore the place. They preserve their spots beautifully so even we should have  a supervisor at our monuments ensuring cleaning and preservation.”

Anubhav Sinha said, “It is complicated to shoot at historical monuments whether it is the Taj Mahal in India or Parthenon in Greece or the Colosseum in Rome. What they do abroad is that they treat it like a business. Forever 5 people of your team, they appoint 1 representative for a fee per hour. He ensures that we do not damage the monument and we clean up and he helps us to follow the rules and regulations. As a businessman, this works for me so even the ASI can appoint a person like this. The ASI can also guide us on the insurance plan for each monument. The supervisor from ASI can spend time with film units prior to the shoots so he known how we function and that we are a chaotic bunch of people. ”

Iqbal Kidwai said, “The ASI can categorize iconic and lesser-known monuments and draw up a different fee list for them too. Every film cannot afford to pay a high insurance so there should be different fees for different types of films and reduce the dicrimination in entry fee for foreign and Indian crew members.”

Pravesh Sahni said, “The monuments should be open for set-up and shooting during sunrise and sunset because filmmakers and DoPs call that the magic hour. We will not project light on it but we need to roll by 4 am. Every filmmaker wants to highlight the Taj Mahal. For instance, Danny Boyle was insistent on shooting certain portions of the Taj Mahal but we could not manage permissions so we had to recreate the set at ND Studios in Karjat in Maharashtra.”

Nina Lath Gupta said, “The ASI can draw up a list of permissions needed including the local permissions and rules to follow. Producers will not violate the rules because of the high costs involved. Let liaison officers be appointed for each film.”

ABOUT FILM BAZAAR

Film Bazaar in its 9th edition is exclusively created to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternities. The market aims at facilitating the sales of world cinema in the region. The 2014 market saw an attendance of 1042 delegates from 38 countries with country delegations from Canada, South Korea and Poland. Film Bazaar will be held from 20-24 November 2015 at Goa Marriott Resort in Goa (India).

ABOUT NFDC

Incorporated in the year 1975 National Film Development Corporation Ltd is formed by Ministry of Information and broadcasting (GoI) with the primary objective of promoting the good cinema movement. NFDC is instrumental for creating an ecosystem to support the financing, distribution and development of independent films across the country.

A spectacular Carnival at Mehboob Studio celebrating cinema in India at the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival With Star India – Movie Mela

MUMBAI, November 1st, 2015 – On Saturday, 31st October, Jio MAMI 17thMumbai Film Festival with Star India’s Movie Mela, India’s first movie carnival witnessed a staggering turnout of over two thousand movie fans and celebrities who came together to celebrate their collective passion for the movies.

The event which was open to all delegates of the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival With Star India took place in the iconic Mehboob Studios in Bandra and kicked off with a session by Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi on their creative collaboration. This was followed by a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the team of Mr. India. Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Aftab Shivdasani, Huzaan Khodaiji, Karan Nath and Ahmed Khan took a walk down memory lane as an audience of 800 listened enthralled by anecdotes of how the much-loved classic was made.

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Simultaneously on Stage 2 of Mehboob Studios, Kabir Khan, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar did sessions that explored their creative process. Later in the daySonam Kapoor and Rohan Joshi of AIB were in conversation about the challenges of being a celebrity in times of social media. Huma Qureshi was in conversation with director Gurinder Chadda and Ajit Thakur, CEO of Trinity Pictures and Shridhar Raghavan conducted a masterclass on script-writing.

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And that wasn’t all, Varun Dhawan was in conversation with Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand on the films that shaped him. Deepika Padukone spoke about her eight year journey in the industry.

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The evening also saw a stupendous congregation of the leading talent from Bollywood for a panel that explored the altering landscape of the film industry. Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kriti Sanon spoke candidly about the challenges of being a next gen actor. The day concluded on a musical note with composer Pritam strumming his popular hits and talking to the audience on how he made his signature tunes.

THE LAST HORROR – SIC Elegant Productions Presentation

SIC Elegant Productions THE LAST HORROR as the name suggest is a suspense HORROR movie, written and directed by Salim Raza and produced by Sharif Ansari.

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The film has photography by Chandrika Prasad Gupta, music by Sayed Ahmed. The film is distributed by Aeries Films/Hyder Gola will hit the screen on October 30, 2015.

 

Film Review – Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi

Today nobody is happy in the world as each individual is surrounded by one or the other problem and in this tensile atmosphere, Daily Multimedia Limited’s movie Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi provides relief. The film is out-an-out a pure comedy entertainer with good humour and sheer language for which the credit goes to Fauzia Arshi, who has done a brilliant job in her debut directorial venture.

 A satire in the comedy genre, the basic plot of the film is about relationships where life can be taught through experiences. The story is tailored around Tom and Jerry concept having 5 Toms and 3 Jerry in the movie. The characters in the film are put into complicated yet humorous situations where they run, chase, fall and again get up in life and in doing so, understands life.

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 Performance wise, director has handled all the five protagonist Kader Khan, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and Razak Khan perfectly, who have come out with the flying colors. The remaining cast of the movie Chitrashi Rawat as Saara looks charming, alluring and promising. Amita Nangia, Vijay Patkar, Bunty Chopra, Danish Bhat, Amit J and others lend adequate support. Shahbaaz Khan has given a million dollar performance in Maula Maula song which is one of the highlight in the movie.

On production front, film is up to the mark. Technically, story is interesting, screenplay is sharp dialogues are witty, cinematography is eye soothing and editing is brisk.

The film has four songs but pick of the lot is Maula Maula, a sufi song rendered by Kailash Kher and Fauzia Arshi, penned by Allama Iqbal and Amir Khushro, title track Dimaagh Ka Dahi, a peppy, spicy entertaining, written by Shabbir Ahmed in the voice of Kunal Ganjawala and Ritu Pathak regales and worth mentioning is a solo number ‘Kabhi To Sun Ghaur Se’, beautifully penned by Ravi Chopra and sung by Fauzia Arshi is ear pleasing. The last one ‘Baap Hona Paap’, sang by Mika Singh and written by Anees Ali Sabri needs is catchy.  The music composed by Fauzia Arshi is very lilting and melodious, she is the surprise addition as a music composer.

As a debutant director Fauzia Arshi is up to the mark and excels in all the departments writing, music as well as direction. The movie is produced by Fauzia Arshi and Santosh Bhartiya.

 On the whole, Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi entertains from first to last frame and it is meant for all ages. Surely, the film will make its producers and distributors happy.

A Successful Rally organized by Students of Saraf College on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birthday

Mumbai.On account of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, the student’s of Saraf College had taken out a Rally in order to give him a tribute on 15th Oct, 2015 from 8.00amonwards.

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The Rally included all the departments of Saraf College i.e WDC, NSS, SPORTS, DLLE, JUNIORS and TEAM MAUJ (Maujis).The Rally started from Malad with a halt in front of colleges like Patkar, Dalmia, Vidya Vikas enacting a street play on APJ Abdul Kalam. More than 120 people participated in the rally including members of Mauj Festival team like Shweta Tiwari, Shivam Sharma, Yash Sharma,Pranay Shetty, Nitin Vishwakarma . They heartily thank Malad and Goregaon Police Station for their support. The rally ended successfully back at Saraf College with the name of ‘MAUJ-2015’. “MAUJ- Tryst with Destiny” is their college festival coming in December 2015. The path on which they are walking will definitely lead them to a successful festival.

Event – Launch of Toshin, Chocolatier & Patessier by Toshin Shetty‏

New standard in the patisserie landscape, Toshin

Patisserie to serve world class handcrafted pralines, macarons, cookies, chocolates and desserts 

Mumbai, October 2015: Former student of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, London, Chef Toshin Shetty, embarked upon his journey to fulfil his patisserie dream on Wednesday, October 14 with the launch of artisanal patisserie and his namesake, Toshin. The launch took place at Ivy Banquet, Chembur. Renowned personalities like Shriya Saran, Gulshan Devaiah, Pooja Bhatt, Sivamani, Sandeep Chowta, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Sunil Padwal, Bose Krishnamachari, Sudarshan Shetty, Riyas Komu and Vivaan joined the young chef in the celebration.

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At Toshin, the 25 year old Chef promises to serve you macarons, cookies, handcrafted pralines and desserts that will stand shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world. Whether digging into a chocolate cookie that is sinfully gooey or bite into a macaron that is lighter than air, every bite you eat at Toshin is guaranteed to leave you blissfully satisfied. The pralines are handcrafted and expertly tempered to ensure that you only get the very best experience.

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Speaking about the launch, Chef Toshin said excitedly, “It has been a very soul searching journey to create the menu, and to create a space which becomes the perfect backdrop to it. What has been a dream for over a year has finally come to fruition and it is a very exciting and honestly emotional moment for me to see it all come together so beautifully.”

The journey that began with a desire to hone his skills and learn the intricacies of pastry making that took Chef Toshin to Le Cordon Bleu, London and around the world. It is during this time that he truly developed his love and passion for pastry and all things.

The ingredients used in making the confectionery are pure and original, crafted with passion, love and care and with leave you with unforgettable flavours and sweet memories.

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About Toshin

Toshin is an effort in altering the fabric of time and bending the barriers of geography. It is the belief that a bite of a truly world class dessert doesn’t just silence the cacophony of the world but transports one to another time, sometimes that becomes a trip down memory lane and at other times it is the realization that going forward nothing will ever be the same again.

In this endeavour of creating timeless confections our sworn allegiance is to pure and original ingredients. We don’t mix compromise in any of our recipes. The best ingredients and the freshest produce ensure that the desserts, ice creams and chocolates leave you with unforgettable flavours and fresh memories.

Watch the official trailer of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the most awaited film of 2015

Watch the official trailer of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the most awaited film of 2015 only on YouTube.com/Rajshri.


Salman Khan & Sooraj Barjatya come together after a span of 16 years to mesmerize you!
#PremIsBack with his charm in this magnum opus! Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher and others.

Produced by Rajshri Productions (P) Ltd and presented by Fox Star Studios, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo releases this Diwali on 12th November 2015!

Tweet with #PremIsBack and show Salman your love!

A R RAHMAN, AAMIR KHAN, AKSHAY KUMAR, HRITHIK ROSHAN ADD THEIR VOICE TO “WE THE PEOPLE”

Also featuring other artists & activists such as Bill Gates, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep **

Film to be unveiled on the Google homepage when the Global Goals are adopted on the 25th September **

** Check out the promo here! http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org **

“By uniting faces and voices from all over the world, we will create a film with the biggest cast ever. We’ll show it to the world when the

UN Global Goals launch on 25th September to pledge our support for a brighter future.”

Today, the Global Goals Campaign launches “We the People” – a crowdsourced film where everyone is invited to join the world’s biggest cast and star alongside some of the world’s biggest names. The film will be unveiled on the Google homepage when the Global Goals are adopted on the 25th September.

From India, A R Rahman, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan have already contributed and crowdsourced footage for We the People.

They will be joined by other artists and activists such as Alice Braga, Ananda Everingham, Anastacia, Ashton Kutcher, Avan Jogia, Becca, Bill and Melinda Gates, Cate Blanchett, Chelsea Islan, Christina Hendricks, Criolo, Daniel Craig, Diamond, Diego Luna, G.E.M., Gilberto Gil, James Chau, Jamie Oliver, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, UN Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, Liverpool Football Club captain Jordan Henderson and team mates, Lenine, Mia Maestro, Mafikizolo, Mads Mikkelsen, Mena Suvari,  UNDP Champion Michelle Yeoh, Meryl Streep, Malala Yousafzai, Nazanin Boniadi, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Paul Wesley, Phoebe Tonkin, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Richard Branson, Robert Pattinson, Robert Redford, Rodrigo Santoro, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Hawking, Sun Yang, UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder, Tom Hiddleston, Thanh Bui, UNICEF supporter Wagner Moura, Yemi Alade, and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for China Zhou Xun among others.

Written and directed by filmmaker Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Four Weddings and Funeral, Love Actually) and Mat Whitecross (Spike Island, Sex&Drugs&RocknRoll, Road to Guantanamo) and created by The Rumpus Room, people around the world have the chance to co-star alongside some of the world’s most famous people to help ‘Tell Everyone’ about the Global Goals by adding their voice to the film.

From today, people can upload their footage of reading their lines from the script written by Richard Curtis, outlining the ambition and themes of the goals at http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org

They can choose the goal they feel most passionate about – whether that’s having access to good healthcare like Hrithik Roshan, women’s rights like Jennifer Lawrence and Akshay Kumar or life under water like Meryl Streep. Film yourself reading the lines. And upload your footage.

Entries will be edited together into a final crowd-sourced video using footage submitted by people all over the world. The video will feature as many different faces and voices as possible, and will be screened at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on 26th September and included in a 1-hour special TV programme to be broadcast globally in over 20 countries.

We the People is launching with a tutorial video written by players from Get Lit, an education programme that engages urban youth in classic and spoken word poetry in Los Angeles, in a unique collaboration with Richard Curtis.

People can record their lines and submit their videos here http://wethepeople.globalgoals.org

Catch the promo for We the People here featuring Hrithik Roshan: 

ABOUT THE GLOBAL GOALS CAMPAIGN

On September 25th 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, fix climate change. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten. Everyone needs to know about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and so the Global Goals campaign – with Global Citizen, action/2015, and UN agency partners – aims to reach 7 billion people in 7 days. Founded by Richard Curtis in partnership with the UN, the Global Goals campaign is the biggest-ever collaboration of NGOs, global brands, public figures, educators, sports clubs, faith leaders, TV and radio broadcasters, cinema advertisers, telecoms operators, digital and social media platforms, creative and media agencies, publishers, space organisations, artists and grassroots organisations.

ABOUT GET LIT

Get Lit – Words Ignite builds scholars, not statistics, by engaging urban youth in classic and spoken word poetry, in Los Angeles and beyond. Their poets have travelled to the Hollywood Bowl, the Library of Congress, and even the White House, as ambassadors for art and social consciousness. Join the #LiteraryRiot at www.getlit.org

Director Pramod Rao Shibhate’s new movie ‘Mid Night 12 O’Clock – A Horror Love Story’

Movie ‘Mid Night 12 O’clock – A Horror Love Story’ is made under the banner of Greenchilly Movie International and the writer – director is Pramod Rao Shirbhate. The shooting is completed and the post production has begun. Songs are sung by Shaan, Javed Ali, Mamta Sharma, Amit Kumar and others. The movie is a musical horror love story and includes all Masala. It has been made both in Hindi and Marathi. Abhishekh Chauhan and and Rohit Rajput are leads in Hindi, while Abhishek and Ajit Gade(Marathi film hero and choreographer) are in lead in Marathi.

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In the movie a ghost gets married to a girl and after the first night a lot of strange thing begins to happen in the house. “People will be surprised to see the marriage, the first night with ghost and the subsequent happenings. This is a totally new concept,” says Pramod Rao Shirbhate.

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The Star cast of film is Dr.Rajesh Bakshi,Abhishekh Chauhan , Ajit Gade, Rohit Rajput, Shlesha Mishra and others. The movie is set to release in September 2015.

STRATEGIC FOCUS ON CUTTING EDGE, DIFFERENTIATED COMEDY CONTENT

Mumbai, June 24, 2015: BIG MAGIC, poised to be the ultimate comedy destination from Reliance Broadcast Network Limited launched a fresh new look and channel identity. The content as part of the renewed strategic vision will be unpredictable, cutting edge, quirky, contemporary, surprising, differentiated, hilarious and entertaining; targeting families, but predominantly the male audience.

With original content including a high degree of humour, BIG Magic viewers will enjoy shows in the sitcom, non-fiction space, focused on building iconic characters which are stand out, quirky and funny. The content offered will be platform agnostic with a large play in the digital and mobile medium.

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The logo unveiling saw the presence of popular BIG Magic stars namely Kiku Sharda aka Akbar andDelnaaz Irani aka Rani from Akbar Birbal; Saloni Daini, Ami Trivedi, Iqbal Azad, Dharmik Joisar, Sushant Mohindra of the recently launched show Tedi Medi Family; Upasana Singh aka Tarawanti and Gaurav Sharma aka Pappu from Total Nadaniyaan amongst others.

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Talking about the innovation and change, Mr. Paritosh Painter, Network Creative Director, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, said, “At BIG Magic, we strive to offer comedy content that is fresh, surprising, unpredictable and fully over the top. In line with our new campaign, we will continue our commitment to offer a comical line up of hilarious sitcoms, surprising and unpredictable short formats on topical issues, laugh out loud weekend special and festive specials.”

Commenting on the new logo and campaign, Mr. Tarun Katial, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited said, “It has been a great year for BIG Magic since its launch last year and we are positive that our fresh, contemporary, over the top, quirky positioning will help in amplifying the overall channel outlook. Our clear objective is to make viewers laugh out loud and build iconic characters in the comedy space. With original content targeted at metros and non-metros, both long and short formats, BIG Magic is focused to provide nothing but unique and edgy comedy through its content to make people laugh out loud.”

BIG Magic is available across all DTH players as Tata Sky, Airtel, Videocon, DD Free Dish, Dish TV, Reliance Digital TV along with all cable operators as Hathway, Incable, Digicable, DEN, 7 Star, ABS, Siticable, Star Broadband and GTPL amongst others.

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About Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media and entertainment company with interests in radio, television and television production. The Company houses: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s No.1 FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG MAGIC – which has built strong brand equity as a Comedy Channel and is positioned as the one stop destination for humor, BIG MAGIC Ganga – the No. 1 regional Channel of Bihar and Jharkhand; BIG MAGIC International – a channel targeted at the Indian Diaspora in the US and Canada; BIG Thrill – the destination for action entertainment; and BIG Productions – its television content production division. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com

Bank Bazaar.com launches its second season of ‘Let’s Talk About Money’

New digital series educates young audience on financial planning

Mumbai, June 27h 2015- Bankbazaar.com, a leading financial marketplace, today launched the second season of the digital series ‘Let’s Talk About Money’. Through this unique knowledge-driven module, BankBazaar.com aims to educate and empower young audience about various aspects of financial planning and take charge of their finances. The second instalment of the ‘Let’s Talk about Money’ series is now live on Bank Bazaar.com’s YouTube Channel.

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The Indian financial sector has seen ‘low involvement’ by the younger audience given the high level of documentation and complex terminologies, deterring them to take decisions on their own. Despite many initiatives by financial institutes, young consumers still find it difficult to select the right brand for financial products like loans, insurance etc and negotiate for customized preferential rates. The endless paperwork only serves to further alienate them from the financial planning process. Bank Bazaar’s initiative ‘Let’s Talk About Money’ aims to overcome young audience’s apprehension associated with personal finance by imparting financial literacy with a touch of humour.

Today the digital platform has emerged as a powerful medium to engage and connect with the youth. Of late, digital channels have been very successful in effectively leveraging humour to discuss and debate a host of issues including politics, topical developments like net neutrality and much more to garner participation from young audience. Against this background, the second instalment of ‘Let’s Talk About Money’ will cover basic yet important aspects of personal finance, including  the need to invest in life insurance at a young age, insights on fixed and floating rate of interest, EMI components and planning, benefits of prepaying home loan and much more.

Commenting on the launch of the new series, Mr. Adhil Shetty, CEO said, “We want the young, internet-savvy consumer to start engaging with the financial services category, hence this initiative aims to simplify things for them. We want them to have the knowledge and understanding to evaluate various options for themselves.”

Vinay Singh, Head – Brand Marketing at BankBazaar.com said, “We believe that buying financial products should be as simple as buying any other product, like a shirt or a burger. We want consumers to start engaging with financial products in a language that they can relate to and have fun while at it. If the audience can enjoy discussing their taxes, then the job is more than half done!”

Saurabh Kanwar, Founder – Flarepath, the Social Media Agency for BankBazaar.comsaid, “The upcoming ‘Let’s Talk About Money’ Youtube series is based on the idea that personal finance does not have to be a dry, serious subject. By using a humorous, lighthearted format, we can use “infotainment” to both inform and entertain our audience and get them to engage with us. This approach to tackling financial topics and products has never been attempted quite like this before and we believe it has great potential. We look forward to a good response.”

The series is being done with popular personalities on YouTube channel – like Sahil Khattar – who are known for their trademark style to discuss a mix of serious topics with a punch of humour and desi drama that enables an easy connect with a young audience. So, while the series is humorous, each video achieves the aim of educating the audience a thing or two about personal finance. This is a first-of-its-kind initiative as no other brand has taken such an unusual route in the financial products category. While there have been light-hearted approaches to finance in the past, none have gone the whole hog and made the audience actually laugh out loud about topics like EMIs, life insurance, interest rates, and even taxes.

About BankBazaar

BankBazaar.com, established in 2008 and headquartered in Chennai, is India’s first neutral online marketplace that gives you instant customized rate quotes on loans, credit cards and insurance products. Anyone can instantly search for tailor-made offers, compare, customize it as per his or her need and apply for loans, credit cards and insurance products on Bankbazaar.com. It is designed with smart technology capabilities and over 30 leading financial institutions and insurance firms of India have chosen to integrate themselves with the platform. For the online consumer today, banking is as easy as shopping for anything online. It is enjoyable, empowering and transparent. Just like shopping. What’s more, BankBazaar.com’s services are completely free!

Randeep Hooda to play Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s brother in Sarbjit

Omung Kumar’s biopic Sarbjit has been in the news lately for its various speculations on the star cast of the movie. After roping in the gorgeous Aishwariya Rai Bachchan for the role of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, the makers have finally locked down a name for the role of Sarabjit who is none other than talented Randeep Hooda.

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Known for his  exceptional acting skills and phenomenal performances in movies like ‘Kick’, ‘Highway’ and ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’, Randeep will be essaying the role of the slain Indian prisoner  Sarabjit.

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The movie will narrate the struggle of Dalbir Kaur whose aim of life is to get her brother out of the jail, who has been imprisoned in Pakistan for a mistaken identity of an Indian spy.

Randeep Hooda is all set to play the role Aishwariya Rai Bachachan’s younger brother.The duo will be seen sharing screen space for the very first time in Indian cinema.

Confirming the news the Director of Sarbjit, Omung Kumar says,“ Yes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda are going to be apart in my next Biopic Sarbjit”
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Prashant Ingole: Whatever I am today is because of Sandeep Singh

Prashant Ingole impressed us with his wonderful lyrics from the Priyanka Chopra starrer MARY KOM last year. He also got us in the party mood by penning ‘Party On My Mind’ from RACE 2. The versatile lyricist, who’s making his mark in the industry, credits his success to Sandeep Singh, ex CEO of Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films.

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Says Prashant, “Sandeep and I go a long way. Whatever I am today is because of Sandeep Singh. He was the one who spotted my talent, encouraged me and has been a pillar in my life. I am and will forever be grateful to him.”

Speaking about his future projects, Prashant says, “There are a couple of exciting projects. One is with a very big singer. Then I’m also working on a big film right now and you’ll come to know about it soon.”

Well Prashant, you’re such a tease.  We can’t wait to know more about your projects now!

Special offer for SSC and HSC passed students in 2015

Mumbai.M.M Mithaiwala, Malad (W), Mumbai has announced a special offer for SSC and HSC students to celebrate and enjoy the happiest moment of their success. This initiative is in the direction of fulfilling their promise to offer the maximum value in education and entertainment of students who have cleared their exams in 2015. If student has scored 35% to 70% they will get 7% discount, if scored 71% to 90% they will get 10% discount & If scored 91% or more than students will get 25% discount. This offer is available till 20th June 2015 at M.M.  Mithaiwala, opp.Malad Railway station, Malad(W), Mumbai-64 with Mark Sheet only. For more details Call M.M.Mithaiwala’s on 2889 9501.

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Mr. Manmohan Gupta, Owner, MM Mithaiwala said, “The initiative is geared towards encouraging school children to work hard and boost their confidence level! We have always worked towards betterment of students, their education and this is the time of celebration with us through such offers.”

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Producer Dr. Jagdish Waghela’s Movie,’The international Problem’ on AIDS

Mumbai.A feature film ‘The international Problem’ which focuses on Aids and guides the youth on sex education and the truth behind Section 377 has not being made tax free by the government even after more than two years of efforts. Made under Shri Education Films banner, the Writer-Producer- Director Dr. Jagdish Waghela has been running pillar to post at Revenue, Health and Health AIDS dept.  The move has received U certificate from the censor board. The makers have written a letter to the President urging the Health Department to review the movie.

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“Today AIDS kills less people than the society’s perception of the AIDS patients. I have seen a patient who suffered more than 14 years of AIDS and is still alive. He is supported by his friends and family. I have been Let us see what happens after the President receives the letter. It is to be seen if the Health dept will review the movie or neglect it. I wonder why two govt departments don’t co operate with each other. I will request to Centre Govt. and the Maharashtra government to take appropriate action. This is a movie for social benefit, isn’t it?” says Dr. Jagdish Waghela.

Film “Life In Mumbai” 4th song recorded

Producer Dharmik B. Bodra and Director Armaan Zahidi’s film ‘Life In Mumbai recorded 4th song at Sana Recording Studio, Andheri (west), Mumbai on 25th May 2015. Music Director Raja Ali recorded a song in voice of Saloni and lyrics by Sani Aslam.

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Produced by Dharmik B. Bodra with V.B. Group as the co-producers, the film has Amarkant as the director of photography with Prekhar-Vaibhav providing the musical composition.In the star cast the film features newcomers like Sana Khan, Heer Khan, Roshi D’ccunha, Firdaus Khan, Kusum, Ajay Sharma and Sadaf and is ably supported by veteran actors like Ali Khan, Mushtaq Khan, Anil Dhawan, Anant Jog, Raj Pathak, Chetan Shetty and Shiva in its cast.Others in the credits include lyrics by Niranjan Sharma and art direction by Chetan Chudasama . The project is designed by Dilip Patel who is also the executive producer while Wajahat Khan ‘Sami’ is the production controller of this film.

A riveting Rajasthan-based thriller to kick off shoot in August

Tentatively titled ‘ROURAV’, the unconventional thriller sees Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda and Kay Kay Menon in lead roles

Bollywood is set to experience a whiff of fresh air with producer duo Virendra K. Arora and Arjun N. Kapoor adding a Rajasthan-based thriller to their new and exciting film lineup for the year.

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The film tentatively titled as ‘ROURAV’ will see Kay Kay Menon, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal in lead roles and will be co-produced by Mahesh Bhupathi (Big Daddy Productions). Richa and Ali were last seen together in Fukrey’s ensemble cast. All the three artistes are known for their originality and unusual appeal among the masses.

This August, the film’s cast and crew will set off for Rajasthan to capture the desert land from a whole new perspective. Indian film-makers have often showcased Rajasthan’s royal and palatial side. Determined to portray Rajasthan from a new lens and bring out its rare, atypical side on to the silver screen, the producers are currently fine-tuning the minute nuances of the film. “This thriller is about a never-seen-before interplay of human emotions. It treads Rajasthan’s uneven terrain and traces its pensive yet powerful side on a deep emotional level. We are pooling in industry’s best possible talent to create something that has never been explored by Indian Cinema,” says Arjun N Kapoor.

This is Virendra K. Arora and Arjun N Kapoor’s second film going floors and an iconic one with a cast as rare as the film’s subject. Pushing their boundaries with every new venture they undertake, the producers have some more avant-garde film work up their sleeve. Set for a Bollywood breakthrough of its kind, the producers have their first film venture and this year’s biggest family entertainer ‘Abhi Nahin Toh Kabhi Nahin’ hit the shooting floors in the last week of May.

“It’s an action-packed year for us. With this exciting Rajasthan-based thriller, we plan to portray some extraordinary cinematic moments and leave a memorable mark on every film lover’s heart,” adds Virendra K. Arora.

Model turned actress Lisa Ray will be seen next in her upcoming romantic film Ishq Forever. Directed by Sanjay Sippy, this flick is being currently shot in Cape Town. Lisa who is playing the role of a secret  agent and will be seen performing stunts in the movie for the first time is quite excited about the project. Director   upcoming film directed is a romantic musical drama film is set to release in November 2015.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2015 to “Reach out, Touch hearts’

Anubhav Sinha, Aamir Bashir, Chitra Palekar, Meghna Malik, Malavika Sangghvi and Sridhar Rangayan announce South Asia’s and India’s biggest LGBT film festival

Mumbai, Noted filmmakers Anubhav Sinha and Chitra Palekar, national award winning filmmaker and actor Amir Bashir, actor Meghna Malik, columnist Malavika Sangghvi and festival director Sridhar Rangayan today announced the sixth edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – South Asia’s biggest and India’s only mainstream LGBT film festival. The festival – that will screen 180 films from 44 countries – will be held between May 27-31, 2015 at three venues in South Mumbai – the iconic Liberty Cinema and Alliance Française de Bombay at New Marine Lines and Max Mueller Bhavan at Kalaghoda.

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Anubhav Sinha, Aamir Bashir, Chitra Palekar, Meghna Malik and Malavika Sangghvi are part of the eminent jury that will judge the films in the seven competition categories at KASHISH 2015. “I am so happy to be associated with KASHISH Film Festival. Looking forward to a lot of exciting films from around the world,’’ said Anubhav Sinha, director of blockbusters like Ra One and Tum Bin.

Actor and filmmaker Aamir Bashir, whose film Harud won the National Award said: “With the LGBT community under siege by a colonial law, it is nothing short of heroic that KASHISH has persisted and persevered and is growing each year as a festival. I am honoured and privileged to be a part of it as a member of the jury.’’

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Filmmaker Chitra Palekar said that since its debut in 2010, KASHISH had created a special place for itself. “KASHISH not only brings wonderfully different films to the film lovers of Mumbai, but also creates awareness in the mainstream society about the various concerns of the queer community,’’ she said.

Actor Meghna Malik, well known for her role as Ammaji in the television serial Na Aana Is Des Laado, too reflected on the growth of the festival. “In times when our government, our leaders and we as people at large are confused and struggling with the existence of LGBT community, KASHISH gives a platform to the community to express themselves through films. They have been doing it successfully past six years and it’s only growing leaps and bounds each year. It’s a brave and massive effort. My best wishes are with the team and as juror I am looking forward to some very exciting films.’’

“It is with great pleasure that I have accepted KASHISH’s request to be on this years’ film jury for the festivals’ competitive section, which receives entries from all over the world. I look forward to watching some great cinema over the next week,’’ said columnist Malavika Sangghvi.

“We are indeed delighted to announce the 6th edition of KASHISH MIQFF. The festival is no more a LGBT event, but an annual event in Mumbai’s cultural calendar that cuts across barriers of age, class, gender and sexuality. This year the festival promises to be bigger than ever with a range of events that could be of interest to everyone. Pride comes in seven colours of the rainbow, and all of them coalesce to form KASHISH”, said festival director Sridhar Rangayan.

Acclaimed filmmaker Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares has sponsored cash prizes for the three top competition categories at KASHISH – Rs 30,000 for the Best Narrative Feature Film, Rs 20,000 for the Best Indian Narrative Short film and Rs 20,000 for the Best Performance in a Lead Role. Wadia Movietone has instituted a cash award of Rs 15,000 for the Riyad Wadia Award for the Best Emerging Indian Filmmaker. The other competition categories are Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short and Best International Narrative Short film.

The festival is organized by Solaris Pictures and co-organised by the Humsafar Trust.

“In the last six years KASHISH has done a journey that been full of challenges but despite all odds it has grown and has become an annual event that every LGBTQ individual will be proud of and Humsafar Trust as co-organizers feel privileged that we have been part of this journey,’’ said Vivek Anand, CEO of The Humsafar Trust.

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Voted as one of the Top 5 LGBT Film Festival in the World, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is South Asia’s biggest queer film festival and the only LGBT film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater.

Founded in 2010, KASHISH is held over 5 days at three venues. The festival this year will be held at Liberty Cinema, Alliance Française and Max Mueller Bhavan in South Mumbai. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. KASHISH is organized by Solaris Pictures. Co-organizer is The Humsafar Trust.