Monday, April 28, 2014

Nargis Fakhri Chills with 50 Cent

Nargis Fakhri with rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) during the shoot of her international film Spy directed by Paul Feig co starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law. 50 Cent also essays a brief role in the film.

Heropanti Organizes a Dance Along Content #DanceWithTiger

Fans will now get a chance to match steps with Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon on the occasion of World Dance Day, as they flaunt their amazing dance moves in the city. The talented debutants of Sabbir Khan’s upcoming movie ‘Heropanti’ will be performing the signature step from the song ‘Whistle Baja’ in front of a LIVE audience, along with a few lucky winners chosen from the contest held on television/radio channels and social properties. Watch this video for details:

The makers of the film have initiated a contest #DanceWithTiger on Facebook where fans can simply watch the video of the song ‘Whistle Baja’ at, do the signature step, click a selfie or a video doing that pose, share it on Heropanti’s Facebook page and tag themselves. The entries can also be ‘Inbox’ed on Facebook or emailed to

The recently released trailer and songs of the movie have received much appreciation from fans all over. The handsome actor, Tiger Shroff, has also been generating quite a buzz in the industry with his hard core action sequences.

‘Heropanti’ is the story of two young conflicting protagonists, their battles with society and their coming of age love story. Directed by Sabbir Khan, Heropanti stars debutants Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the movie is slated to release on 23rd May 201

Saturday, April 26, 2014

After Queen Kangana Ranaut now wows In ‘Revolver Rani’

After winning hearts as Rani in ‘Queen’, Kangana Ranaut will now be seen playing a feisty gun-toting politico in Sai Kabir’s ‘Revolver Rani’, which hits theatre screens today and it is quite evident that the Queen Bee is about to rule the roost yet again.

Madhureeta Mukherjee says in the Times Of India review, “Kangana is pure dynamite, firing on all barrels. With a tanned tone, kohl eyes and mercurial moods - she uses every weapon to fire a mind-blowing performance.”

Mohar Basu from Koi-Moi states, “It won’t be an erroneous statement to make if you call this an entirely hail, Kangana product and quite justifiably so. There is swagger in her dialogue delivery, confidence in her demeanor and most effortlessly she is sinful, brutal and absolute rogue. Playing all these with such a versatile quality exposing many unseen shades of a character that risked on being deemed caricaturish, she was un-apologetically reveling in a role she had bitten quite rightly into.”

Shubha Shetty Saha from Mid-day says, “The best thing about this film is of course, Kangna. The capable actress portrays this offbeat role of a violent, passionate but vulnerable dacoit with commendable ease.”

NDTV says, “Kangana, fresh from a Queen-size box office triumph, embraces this Rani with all the power that she can muster. The result is a high-on-adrenaline heroine who thrives on overdrive, the kind that went out of vogue with Fearless Nadia and Hunterwali.

“Kangana Ranaut proves that she is not the ‘Queen’ but 'super-queen' of Bollywood with her superlative act. Her contemporaries can very well take a lesson or two from her in acting.” says India Today.

Says Kangana Ranaut,  "It is amazing for any actor to know that their body of  work is being appreciated and acknowledged - Its great news and very encouraging "


 The gorgeous Malaika Arora Khan will be judging this year’s Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition to be held at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).

Telstra Bollywood Dance competition at IFFM invites entries from dancers of various age groups from across the country. It includes dance battles from solo to group categories, witnessing fierce competition. This year, the winner will get a free trip to India courtesy Gaura Travels.

Renowned personality Malaika Arora Khan is well known for her credentials as a judge on the famous show India’s Got Talent. She not only produced the Dabangg films, but also performed in the video of one of the most popular Indian songs of all time called Chaiyya Chaiyya, which was filmed on top of a moving train in the film ‘Dil Se’.

Last year, the competition was judged by choreographer turned director Farah Khan with Prabhudeva as the special guest. The duo electrified the crowd, as they performed with the winners of the show giving them a glimpse of their moves. This year, fans are expecting Malaika to sizzle on the dance floor with her desi steps.

IFFM is the Southern hemisphere's greatest annual celebration of Indian cinema, which will take place from 1-11 May, 2014. It is an initiative by the Victorian Government which aims to strengthen ties between the Indian film industry and Victoria.

Friday, April 25, 2014

See Rajinikanth Dance the THANDAV in ‘Kochadaiiyaan’

The makers of Superstar Rajinikanth’s much anticipated performance capture photorealistic film ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ have released the video for the high energy song ‘THANDAV’ (Hindi). It is now LIVE on Eros Now and can be viewed at

Fans will witness their hero in a never-seen-before avatar in this movie. The animation video shows Rajinikanth’s Character doing an extremely aggressive form of Dance – Rudra Thandavam - against a dark backdrop. The music is a highly powerful aspect of this video.

‘Kochadaiiyaan’ has been receiving praises galore, from the film industry and audiences alike, because of it being the first movie of its kind in our country, creating a milestone in filmmaking. The film stars Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone. Directed by Soundarya, Produced by Media One Entertainment & Eros International, Kochadaiiyaan will be in theatres on 9th May.

The Rouble Nagi Art Foundation finds a supporter in Sonam Kapoor.

Sonam Kapoor who has always worn her heart on her sleeve and voiced her support to various campaigns , this time around ,has lent her full hearted support to the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation -one that runs  art camps for underprivileged kids across the country and has been supported by Salman Khan,Sohail Khan,Aditya Thackeray and Sushmita Sen in the past.
Sonam Kapoor traveled to Delhi to encourage the children of the foundation and interact with them as they exhibited their art work.
Said Rouble Nagi, "I'm grateful to Sonam for lending her support -We were extremely excited to host her as the kids absolutely adore her.I also can't thank Cheena Vig and Juhi Singh enough for their constant support and love they have truly acted as  foundations to this endeavor".

On the occasion said Sonam Kapoor, “I salute Rouble ‘s endeavor to instill into these little one’s a sense of creativity and a platform to express themselves. The Rouble Nagi Art Foundation has been doing some wonderful work and it was an honor to be present here to encourage the children”. 

"If Rajinikanth can do it, we can also do it " says Imran Khan.

While Eros International & MediaOne's magnum opus Kochadaiiyaan ,India's first ever photo-realistic motion capture starring superstar Rajinikanth is soon to hit the silver screen,actor Imran Khan who is also associated with the animation film Rio is all praise for the makers of Kochadaiiyaan and their bold attempt to pioneer new technology in the country.

Says Imran, "Kochadaiiyaan marks a big leap for animation movies.If you look back, 10 years ago even in Hollywood it wasn't a big thing. In the last 10 to 12 years, it has started growing in Hollywood and became part of the mainstream, so we have to give it a little bit of timeThe fact that a star as big as Rajini sir has taken part in this (animation) process is obviously a big step forward. That is the kind of thing that will encourage other people also. If he can do it, we can also do it".

Mumbai model and actor Divya Chouksey shoots for Star Plus' Ek Ghar Banaunga

Mumbai-based model and actor Divya Chouksey has recently started shooting for a show on Star Plus - Ek Ghar Banaunga. The show which originally began on 29th April 2013 is doing very well and Divya is elated about her new role. It is scheduled for an early prime time slot and airs at 6.30 pm Monday to Saturday. According to an report,  Divya has a substantial role in the project and is like to stick around for a long time. She was doing episodes for some time now and apparently the production house and channel was so pleased with her look, style and performance that she has been given a permanent role, say sources.

When contacted her, Divya Chouksey was surprised and said, "So you press wallas already know about my role?" She was hesitant to speak to the media, and gave us the usual excuse that she cannot speak to journalists without confirming with the production house, but on a little prodding said, I am doing a cameo role for a show that features on Star Plus. It's an NRI girl's character Sia and I play a rich, spoilt NRI babe, who comes to India from the UK to get married. It is a role that I so much relate to. Sia is someone like me in terms of her attitude, poise and style. I have been doing episodic roles and was loving it and that is when I got selected for this cameo. It's so much fun and I am really excited," Divya told, but declined to reveal any more details of the length of her role or  how long she would be part of the show.

Ek Ghar Banaunga which in English means I Will Make a Home is a TV soap opera and focuses on marital dramas within the household of an Indian family. The story follows Poonam (Ishita Dutta) and her husband Aakash (Rahul Sharma) who bring Poonam's parents to live with them. The cast includes Ishita Dutta as Poonam Akash Garg, Rahul Sharma as Akash Garg, Hemant Choudhary as Shashikant Garg, Salina Prakash as Kanika Jai Garg/ Kannu, Prachi Parab as Prarthana Shashikant Garg, Urvashi Upadhyay as Parul Bhen and others.

Divya Chouksey recently shot with designer Umair Zafar for his Chikankari Collection 2014, which was showcased at a glittering event at the M.B. Club in Lucknow last month. Chikankari is hand embroidery done on a variety of fabrics like muslin, silk and chiffon. Chouksey has shot print and television campaigns for Nokia, Indian Premiere League team Pune Warriors and UTV Bindaas. Along with doing several TV shows, she has also featured in editorial shoots for fashion magazines and walked the ramp as a model in over 200 shows.

Veteran actor and trainer Samar Jai Singh of Ek Tha Tiger and Om Namah Shivay fame, in action in HeroPanti

You have seen him as a terrorist and an ISI agent in Ek Tha Tiger (remember the opening scenes where Tiger Salman is offered a bag of cash to defect to the other side and then again as Shiv in Om Namah Shivay and as Samrat Ashok in the TV serial by the same name. Samar Jai Singh has done it all and seen it all and not just that – as one of the chief trainers at the acting school Kreating Charakters in Mumbai, he is the one responsible for grooming actors like Daisy Shah, Anushka Sharma and many others who have reached great heights. He now features in a prominent role in the soon-to-be-released Hero Panti also featuring his student Tiger Shroff.

Speaking exclusively to news agency,  recounting his early days in Mumbai,  Samar Jai Singh says, “When I came to Mumbai, acting was not really on my mind. I studied law at the Government Law College in south Mumbai and law was an excuse to stay back in Mumbai.” At that time, Samar was staying in a students hostel and it was imperative for him to continue his studies in order to avail of the hostel facilities. Little did he know then that he would be one of the pillars of Bollywood 30 years later.

Samar Jai Singh is one of the founders and directors of Kreating Charakters Pvt Ltd. A very talented actor himself, he has been associated with the film and television industry since 1992.  As an actor, he has worked in a wide range of films, from project films and diploma films of the Film and Television institute of India at Pune (FTII)  to NFDC produced films and also main stream commercial cinema. On television Samar has worked as a lead player on all major general entertainment channels. Some of his important projects as an actor include as a lead actor in two National Award winning films – Little war 1994 produced by FTII ( Pune ) and directed by Atanu Biswas and Sundari in 1997 produced by NFDC and directed by Gulbahar Singh which was selected as the best environmental film. He has played an important part in super hit films like Gaddar-Ek Prem Katha, Apne, Pinjar,  Ek Tha Tiger, Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo  and done title roles in TV shows such as Om Namah Shivay, Samrat Ashok, Mritunjay and played roles of prominent characters like Kahani Ghar Ghar ki, Vishnu Puran, Maa Shakti, Saara Akash, Choti Maa, Shagun, Kshitij, He has been grooming and guiding actors since 1993 and has worked as a freelance trainer for various television channels, production houses, publications and film academies.

Samar has been designing and conducting customized training workshops for communication and interpersonal relationship skills for actors and crew alike.  Some of the workshops conducted by him include Om Shanti -2009 (Star Plus),      Masterchef India Season 1 -2010 (Star Plus),  Masterchef India Season 2-2011 (Star Plus), Chef Pankaj Ka Zaayka – 2011 (Star Plus), Shobha Somnath Ki -2011 (Zee TV), Actor Ali for Gulaal -2011 (Star Plus), Allz well with Dr Ahaluwalia – 2011 (Colors), Vidya Balan for Mr. Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “Eklavya”

He has been associated as a freelance trainer with various other acting schools, academies and projects like Film and Television Institute of India ( Pune ) 2005 to 2010 , Stardust Academy 1995,  Zee Cine Star Ki Khoj, Kishore Naimit Kapoor Acting Institute 1993 to 2005 and others.

Samar Jai Singh has been responsible for training actors like, Girish kumar  of    Ramaiya Vastaviya, Haroon Qazi of the Salman Khan-starrer Mental, Ayrish Patel of Pavitra Rishta, Abhimanyu Jhadav of    Rangeelay a Panjabi film and Bullet Raja,  Devyendu Sharma of Chasme Baddoor, Manni Boparai of Uttaran, Prince Rana of Jodha Akbar, Pulkit Samarat of Fukrey, Tiger shroff  of HeroPanti, Anurita Jha of Gangs of Wasseypur, Dushyant  who was an MTV Spilts Villa winner, Harry Josh from Welcome, Wanted and Dhoom-2 and the list goes on. Almost 200 actors trained by Samar Jai Singh are actively working on the films and Tv front today. A proud Samar says his work goes on.

Each month and each year brings new surprises and accolades, says Samar in a candid conversation with, “KC student Tiger Shroff is now ready with his debut film HeroPanti. Shroff a student of Samar Jai Singh is all set for the release of his debut film on May 23rd. We eagerly await the release and wish him all the best," says Samar keeping his fingers crossed.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Priyanka Chopra 's third single “I Can’t Make You Love Me” makes it to the number 3 spot on Itunes India in less than 24 hours

After the riveting success of "In My City" feat Will.I.Am and "Exotic" feat Pitbull , actress , international artist and global icon Priyanka Chopra is out with her third solo single "I Can't Make You Love Me" ,a unique cover of the Bonnie Raitt's 1991 song that made it to Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Priyanka Chopra’s rendition of the ballad made it to the number 3 spot on Itunes India in less than 24 hours of its launch and is already on its way to making waves on the international music scene.

Talking about the song says Priyanka Chopra , “My cover of I Can’t Make You Love Me is really different because the original is a ballad and we have used dance music for my version of the song.Watch out for the video".

‘Guddu Rangeela’ Team Congratulates director Subhash Kapoor.

Filmmaker Subhash Kapoor’s last film ‘Jolly LLB’, a legal satire bagged 2 National Awards this year and Sangeeta Ahir, the producer of ‘Guddu Rangeela’, hasn’t stopped raving about Kapoor since then.

Ahir, who will be teaming up with Subhash for ‘Guddu Rangeela’ said, “It’s a matter of pride to be associated with Subhash. We hope our film is also appreciated and meets the same kind of success as Jolly LLB.”

Interestingly, ‘Guddu Rangeela’ will have Subhash Kapoor teaming up with Arshad Warsi and considering the fact that the two had won everyone’s hearts with ‘Jolly LLB’, the team at Guddu Rangeela is sure that their film too will be a winner at the box office.

Released by Fox Star Studios and produced by Sangeeta Ahir, Guddu Rangeela that went on floors this March stars Arshad Warsi,Aditi Rao Hydari,Amit Sadh and Ronit Roy with music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Irshad Kamil.

Hawaa Hawaai Encourages Inline Skating

Roller skating in general, and Inline Skating in particular, has been receiving a massive boost with young skaters queuing up to experience the joy of skating, in India. Various skating clubs have been seeing an upward trend in parents encouraging their kids to take up the sport.  Today, the Indian Team stands at an overall 2nd position in Asia for Skating. In fact, Roller Skating, having missed its place in the Olympics last year, is now being considered for the 2020 Games, scheduled to be held in Japan.
The governing body for skating is the Roller Skating Federation of India (RSFI) registered in 1955. It has been affiliated with Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) (World Parent body of Roller Skating) since 1971. RSFI was accorded recognition by the Government of India since September 1990, followed by recognition by the Indian Olympic Association.  
According to RSFI, Skating in India can be divided into three parts: SpeedArtistic and Roller Hockey- competitions being held for all categories. The important levels of competitions in India are Club level, State LevelAll India Invitational CompetitionNational level and Selection Trials for the Asian and World Championship.
The selection trials are a matter of prestige for the country, as the students chosen represent the country in global competitions. They have to go through strict trials with Indian as well as foreign coaches. Only National and state level winners are invited by the RFSI to participate in the trials. The Asian and World Championships, which every skating aficionado aspires to participate in, are held once in 2 years.
Competitive clubs present nationally, in cities like Visakhapatnam, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and many others, push their students to be the best in the field, instilling values like discipline, commitment and increasing their endurance, driving them towards excellence. They train these young achievers to strive for and reach their goal of becoming the best there is.
On a lighter note, considering that this sport has achieved such a high level of seriousness, it is surprising that it is only now that a movie is being made on inline skating. As per a recent article, the membership in skating clubs nationally is on the rise and some even mentioned the movie Hawaa Hawaai being responsible for it. We could call it Pester Power. However, whatever the reason might be, parents couldn’t be happier. A kid skating outdoor, is definitely a happy kid indoor!

Anjana Stops Randell Gomes' Monsoon Collection Show

Fashion designer Randell Gomes who originally hails from Goa is putting together a special Monsoon Collection of garments and accessories which include casual wear as well as office wear for the monsoons. His collection will also include trinkets and accessories and some colorful umbrellas, all-weather jackets and even shoes and slippers – they are all part of Randell Gomes’ Monsoon Collection 2014.

Says Randell Gomes who is currently holidaying in Fiji while speaking to news agency over the phone,  “Monsoons in Goa and also Mumbai are a nightmare at times. The roads are flooded, the power is down and communication is hampered. Phone lines are on the blink. People normally stay indoors during the rains and most of Goa used to come to a standstill. I am working on an all-season collection of afffordable and wearable garments, accessories and even other monsoon-wear like colorful umbrellas which sport luminous paint, which makes them easily detectable in the dark. I remember my early childhood in south Goa during the monsoons about 43 years ago. The lights would go off and we had to keep looking for our footwear and umbrellas whenever we wanted to go out particular in the late evenings. Sometimes it rains so heavily even during the day that it seems it's mid-night in Goa. Most of my accessories in the Monsoon Collection sport fluorescent paints and colors which gives the products a techno feel and would appeal to the youngsters."

The collection is made of all-weather materials and is reasonably priced. Prices start from Rs 400 and can even go up to Rs 20,000/-, but the economy range is between Rs 400 to Rs 2000/-. Psychedelic colored umbrellas in  fluorescent paints are priced between Rs 300 to Rs 1000/-. This range should give similar Chinese made products a run for their money. While Chinese products are unreliable and either break or spoil within weeks, my products are guaranteed to work for at least a year, explains Gomes adding that his slippers and sandals should be a big hit among young girls.

Glam doll on her way to Hollywood, Anjana B also recently shot with designer Raymond Fernandez for the Bollywood Fashion Fiesta. Anjana B has been signed on for a Hollywood film and she has already started working on the project, we hear. Also part of the shoot was a jewelry shoot for a prominent jewelry brand.

The hot Bengali bombshell who acted in films like Zilla Gaziabad, Right Ya Wrong, Chashme Baddoor and has done ad films like Vithoba dantmanjan, Nmart, Zalim lotion, Kabjamrut, etc., also recently did a sizzling wet-saree special photo shoot or look test for a Hollywood director David S Wolfe who was in Mumbai to sign on two actors. She has also been doing theater for the last 5 years and has acted in plays like Uncle Samjha Karo, See No Evil Hear No Evil and Get rid of my Wife.

The proposed Hollywood film has excerpts of the Kamasutra entwined into its script and will have ample doses of steamy or bold scenes, which will be very aesthetically shot in locales like Scotland, Thailand and in southern parts of India including Goa and Pondicherry, sources told David Wolfe of Weeping Shadow Films from Sussex, Great Britain also met with a well-known Bollywood hero – whose name has been kept under wraps as his artiste agreement has still to be registered with the concerned authorities. But it seems, the young actor is known for his muscular body and physique and has featured in 4-5 Bollywood films including one with John Abraham.

According to an report the film titled Love and Passion  features Anjana B, a well-known Bollywood hero and another Indian model as well as two female Hollywood actors, the names of whom are not yet released.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kochadaiiyaan gets Praise from Peers #MakeWayForRajniSir

The cream of the Hyderabad film fraternity recently attended the showcase of the Telugu version of  Eros International & MediaOne’s Kochadaiiyaan in Hyderabad, in support of Rajinikanth and director Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin as she pioneers photo-realistic motion capture technology in the country with the magnum opus.

The event attended by Telugu film fraternity and stalwarts like Rajamouli, Mohan Babu, T. Subbiramy Reddy etc. saw the unveiling of the 3D trailer of the film along with a 10 minute video offering insights into the making of the film.

On the occasion Rajinikanth, who was greeted with joyous cheers and whistles, said, “Though I do not understand much about technology, I am very happy that Kochadaiiyaan has been completed in two years and my daughter is introducing a new technology to our industry.” 
Hit director S.S. Rajamouli with a series of blockbuster behind him like Magadheera, Eega etc lavished praises on Soundarya saying, “Taking up this project is a big challenge in itself, and completing it is the next. Performance capture is very difficult… right from the start through to the end product, every step has its own difficulties.” Rajamouli further added, “What I had done for Eega is hardly two percent of what she has done for Kochadaiiyaan. The world has never seen a movie based on photorealistic motion capture finish in two years. She had to keep in mind every little detail. We should feel proud of Soundarya who has got this technology to Hyderabad.”
 Talking about the ‘Thalaiva’, veteran actor Mohan Babu said, “What can I say about my friend? I can write a book on him. We have been friends for 40 years. One of his daughters should have been my daughter-in-law, but that could never happen.”

Rani Speaks on her Marraige

"I would like to share the happiest day of my life with all my fans all over the world whose love and blessings have been part of my journey all these years. I know that all my well-wishers who have waited for this day will be really happy for me. It was a beautiful wedding in the Italian countryside with just a few of our close family and friends with us. The one person I missed terribly was Yash Uncle, but I know he was there with us in spirit and his love and blessings will always be with Adi and me. I have always believed in fairy-tal-es and with God’s grace my life has been exactly like one, and now as I enter the most important chapter of my life - the fairy-tale continues."said Rani Mukerji

Jacqueline's Easter in Poland

Jacqueline Fernandez, who is currently shooting for Kick in Poland, had been fasting for 40 days for Lent and the actress made it a point to visit a local church in Poland for Easter.

Confirming the news, Jacqueline added, “I had been fasting for Lent, so this year, Easter was a big celebration for me. The churches here are quite beautiful.”

The fitness enthusiast has been sticking to her workout schedule even while in Poland and has been spotted jogging early mornings and also cycling on the streets of Warsaw, despite the cold weather.

Friday, April 11, 2014

All Gaga About Saidah Jules

Saidah Jules has been receiving accolades for her performance for the movie JAL. A lot of senior media personalities congratulated her for her performance after the first show.

According to the sources, many familiar faces from the film fraternity liked her portrayal of an ornithologist. Even the cinema goers showered praises. Most of them liked her and a few even said that they would like to see her in other roles and situations.

Praises have been flowing in for her  from every side. A critic says that she is one of the "rare actress" to come across. This is her very first movie and she has been well received by everyone. No wonder she looks happy these days.

Looking at her acting prowess, she has been approached by a number of A list directors. They are sending her a lot of scripts. Guess her phone is ringing too often these days. She is reading a few scripts and will decide soon. Saidah's next, "On The Ramp" will be releasing very soon and is concentrating on that. It remains her top-most priority.

Saidah has also started getting International Press attention to share her experience making it in Bollywood .

The movie also stars Purab Kohli, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Kirti Kulhari. The movie focuses on the water problems in Kutch region of Gujarat. Directed by Girish Malik, they shot at isolated locations and in very tough conditions.

We congratulate her for her personal success as well as the success of the film. Cheers

Kathak exponent Ranjana Bhattacharya performs at Morari Bapu's Ramkatha in Chittorgarh

Actress and Kathak dancer Ranjana Bhattacharya also with Kathak guru Jayantimala recently performed at Morari Bapu's Ramkatha held in the Chittorgarh fort at Chittorgarh. To mark the pious days of the Navratri, film producer and industrialist  Madan Paliwal, under the banner of Sant Kripa Sanatan Sansthan organised a nine day Ramkatha by Morari Bapu in Chittorgarh that was attended by lakhs of devotees. The Katha which concluded on the occasion of Ram Navami also saw classical dance acts by actresses Hrishitaa Bhatt and Vidya Malvade as well as soulful renderings of religious songs by singer Trapti Shakya. There was a ghazal evening with Ahmed Hussain and Modh Hussain as well as a mushaira.

Speaking to news and content agencies upon her return to Mumbai, Ranjana Bhattacharya said, "It was a different world at Chittorgarh. There were thousands if not lakhs of devotees. The religious fervor and devotion was touching and the experience rejuvenated me emotionally and intellectually. It was an honor to perform with my guru Jayantimala who is Kathak Queen Sitara Devi's daughter and one of the greatest Kathak performers herself."

Asin has a Blast in Bali

Actress Asin, who is quite fond of adventure sports, recently had a blast while on a vacation to Bali.

A source said that while in Bali, Asin indulged in water sports like jet skiing, snorkeling and sea walking. A source says, “Asin is an adventure sports enthusiast. She plans to explore other such activities as and when she gets a break.”

On her part, Asin added, “Bali is one of my favorite travel destinations. I am a complete water baby so it is an ideal place to unwind.”

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Raju Asrani does Glamour Shoot

Mumbai-based fashion photographer Raju Asrani shot for Fashion & Lifestyle Asia magazine.  The new glossy-glamour and fashion magazine is expected on stands in May this year according to a media releases.

Over 26 designers and 50 models will be featured in the 300-plus pages bumper inaugural issue of Fashion & Lifestyle Asia, says sources. In addition to the above, photographer Raju Asrani has shot with six sizzling models for  the swimwear special section of Fashion & Lifestyle Asia.

Designs and garments from all 26 States of India, including, handlooms, handwork and Khadi by designer Randell Gomes, designers Raymond Fernandez and Sunita De Souza will all form part of the content which is being meticulously shot and profiled by the editorial team. A special feature on age-old fabric painting technology using eco-natural colors from different parts of India will form the highlight of the issue, not to forget the designer lingerie center spreads that will provide for the glamour component.
Speaking to the media, bollywood and fashion photographer Raju Asrani said, “Fashion photography in India is still in its infancy. Most models, brands and photographers mix bollywood and glamour photography with fashion photography. I am grateful to Fashion & Lifestyle Asia magazine for starting a special series on Fashion and Glamour photography and eagerly await the inaugural issue of the magazine.”

Jugraj Singh Talks about Hawaa Hawaai

Talented Hockey Player Jugraj Singh talks about fulfilling his dreams as part of the exclusive series of Dreamer Videos for the movie ‘Hawaa Hawaai’.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Posters Released

Paramount Pictures has released four grungy teaser posters of their much awaited action packed movie NINJA TURTLES.
The posters unveil the signature weapons of the valiant Ninja turtles, brothers Donatello, Michaelangelo, Leonardo and Rafael. They are the lean green mean fighting machine, under the guidance of Master Splinter. These fun loving, pizza munching mutated turtles, well trained in Ninjitsu, with their signature weapons like the Sai, Nunchaks, Bo staff and the double Ninjato, take out petty crime and wipe the streets of greater enemies.
Ninja Turtles, the latest of its franchise, is an upcoming 2014 American action film. A transformed avatar of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, the movie is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg. Produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes, the movie is distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film is scheduled to release on 8th August, 2014.
 It will bereleased by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in India.