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

“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”.

========================Raja Natwarlal director Kunal Deshmukh bets on Yuvan Shankar Raja.


With his films always being associated with hit music,director Kunal Deshmukh and music composer Pritam’s association has always spelled chart-busting music .However,this time around with Pritam’s dates being completely packed, the director decided to bet on young,fresh talent roping in Yuvan Shankar Raja, the son of noted composer Ilaiyaraja for his upcoming next Raja Natwarlal.


Yuvan who has a rich body of work down south and has composed music for over a 100 films will be making his Bollywood debut with Raja Natwarlal starring Emraan Hashmi.


Says a source, “While Pritam was the obvious choice to compose music for the film,Kunal decided to go ahead with Pritam’s suggestion and lock Yuvan Shankar Raja for Raja Natwarlal. Given that Emraan Hashmi has always been associated with hit music, it will be interesting to see if the lucky run continues with Raja Natwarlal which marks the Bollywood debut of Illaiyaraja’s son”.


Says director Kunal Deshmukh ,“Yuvan was waiting for the right Hindi film to come his way to make his debut here. After discussing the song situations and the general vibe of the album, Yuvan was excited to be part of the project”.



Priyanka Chopra out with her third international single “I Can’t Make You Love Me” starring Hollywood heartthrob Milo Ventimiglia.


After the roaring success of her first 2 singles – In My City featuring Will.I.Am and Exotic feat Pitbull, Priyanka Chopra has just launched her 3rd international single on April 22nd. Titled “I Can’t Make you Love Me”, this is unique cover of Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 hit single that was voted into Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  Just a few hours post release on iTunes and other digital platforms the song has already entered the Top 3 position on the charts.


The video for the new single which will hit airwaves in early May will feature American actor and heartthrob Milo Ventimiglia.  Capturing hearts and audiences across the globe as Peter Petreilli in TV’s hit series Heroes, Milo has established himself as household name, capturing hearts on a global level with his roles in both TV and film internationally.


Talking about what made Milo the ideal guy for the song, Priyanka said, “I approached this video almost like a movie with every scene broken down to the minutest detail.  The directors, Jon and Jeff, and I were very clear that we needed someone who could not only look a certain way but also be able to portray the emotions required for this video.  Milo is kinda like the “bad boy you want to take home to meet the parents” and was the perfect choice for us all! He was super cool to work with… fun, easy, involved and so talented.  I couldn’t have asked for anything more!”


Commenting on being part of the new video, Milo Ventimiglia said,” “I’ve always admired the vibrancy and depth of Bollywood films, so working with Priyanka was an amazing and enriching experience. She had such a clear and unique vision for the video, so it was really cool to see each of those moments come to life in the form of a mini movie. Her passion, talent, and beauty are inspiring, how could I not fall in love with her”


Shot in Los Angeles, the video has been directed by Jeff Nicholas and Jonathan Craven from ‘The Creative Uprising’… sought after directors who have previously worked with artists like Rihanna and Justin Timberlake.


Talking about the song says Priyanka Chopra, “I’m super excited about this song.  It’s my first solo single and also one of my all time favourite songs.  I’ve added in a bit of my own ‘Priyanka tadka’ to this version, which is an EDM track


Director Rakesh Mehta’s film Darpok at Cannes Film Festival


Cannes Film festival which begins on 15 May 2014, has selected director Rakesh Mehta’s film Darpok in short films category. The 22 mins movie is produced by Rosemilk Production Uk & Vijay Singh Phoolka, who has also produced Salman Khan starer ‘Garv,’ and he produced lots of t.v.serials & his new serial ‘Ek Hasina Thi’ is on air on Star plus. The Movie is written & directed Rakesh Mehta,who has directed film ‘Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi,’ and ‘Khudakushi.’


Speaking about his movie, Rakesh mehta says “This movie is about a 28 years old young man, who is living under trauma for not able to prevent the rape of his mother when he was a kid,the vengeance leads him to take his revenge , but destiny has own way of deciding the fate. And how this young man tackles the situation? This is the story of Darpok. There has been lot of debate on the climax of this film among the jury in Cannes and I am sure, it will shake the conscious of people.”


The movie was shot in Punjab. Gautam Gulati, who is currently seen in serial ‘Diya Aur Batti,’ plays the lead role. Others who have acted in the movie are Mandeep Kaur and Swaran Singh.




Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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