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Wearing our dancing shoes to Cannes,” Sandip Soparrkar & Jesse Randhawa at the 66th Cannes Film Festival

The dancing duo looked color co-ordinate at the opening of the film festival.

Sandip & Jesse have given performances across the globe given awe struck performances with their splendid acts doing varied dance forms.

While Sandip walked the red carpet wearing a tux by designer Deepk Shah, Jesse gracefully donned in red short dress which was designed by gavin miguel and looked a stunner.

Jesse & Sandip thoroughly enjoyed the premier of ‘The Great Gatsby’ & were seen bonding with their friends in Hollywood.https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif

Jesse exclaims,” ‘feels wonderful to be here, n we are happy that Sandip and I were invited to represent the dance community of India, it is an honor for sure.”

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L-R Aakash Dahiya, Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Irrfan Khan, Sree Swara Dubey & Nikhil Advani in the front
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First Look of Nikhil Advani’s much awaited D-Day Unveiled

· Film Slated for a 19th July 2013

· Stars Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Irrfan Khan, Aakash Dahiya, Huma Qureshi, Shruti Hassan, Chandan Roy Sanyal & Sree Swara Dubey

23rd May, 2013, Mumbai: DAR Motion Pictures and EMMAY Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. today launched the first official poster and the theatrical trailer of their upcoming project D-Day at Cinemax Andheri in Mumbai. Directed by Nikhil Advani, D-Day is a high octane thriller revolving around a covert mission to bring India’s Most Wanted fugitive to justice. The movie stars Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Irrfan Khan, Aakash Dahiya, Huma Qureshi, Shruti Haasan, Chandan Roy Sanyal & Sree Swara Dubey.

D-Day’s first look poster was unveiled by director in the presence of the cast & crew along with the producers Arun Rangachari – Chairman of DAR Capital Group, Monisha Advani – Director Emmay Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Vivek Rangachari – Director DAR Media Pvt. Ltd., Madhu Bhojwani – Director Emmay Entertainment Pvt. Ltd and the media.

Nikhil Advani, Director, D-Day commented, “The idea of capturing India’s most wanted man in his own playing ground is a question every Indian has asked at least once in their life. D-Day is our attempt at bringing this very idea alive on screen. From the plot to the performances, every aspect of this movie is real, gritty and hard hitting, but more importantly, it’s honest. The set action pieces in the film and the riveting musical score by Shankar Ehsaan Loy add several layers to the extraordinary, sweeping and rugged landscape that the film endeavors to capture. D-Day is by far the most difficult film I’ve made.”

Co-produced by Essel Vision, the film’s music is composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy with lyrics by Niranjan Iyengar. The film is written by Nikhil Advani, Ritesh Shah & Suresh Nair and dialogues by Ritesh Shah and Niranjan Iyengar. The director of photography- Tushar Kanti Ray brilliantly captures the mood & scale of the film while the globally renowned action director duo of Tom Struthers and John Street (duo behind action of Dark Knight Rises, Inception, etc.) herald the action.

D-Day releases worldwide in cinemas on 19th July 2013.

About DAR Media Pvt. Ltd.:

A wholly-owned subsidiary of DAR Capital Group, DAR Motion Pictures was established as a result of the Group’s strong leveraging in the burgeoning Indian Media & Entertainment industry. In addition to film production DAR, through is Distribution arm DAR Distributors, is also focused on producing, acquiring and distributing quality content in Hindi and other regional languages, as well as, International content in the Indian market apart from offering fully fledged distribution and syndication support to in house productions.

About Emmay Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

Based on the four point value proposition of Imagine. Inspire. Engage. Entertain. Emmay Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is in the business of making full length feature films. Committed to delivering quality entertainment over everything else, EEPL values the audience and their choice over everything else. The company’s mission is to create original content that is meaningful and impacts lives. Committed to the talent they showcase, everyone is an integral part of their company – from the on-screen artists, the lead technicians to the back office that makes a project. Emmay’s strength is piecing together a cohesive, competent team that conjures vision to reality.

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Dilip Sen – Sameer Sen Celebrated 25th years in Bollywood,

& 4th Generation Dada Saheb Phalke Awards

Duo Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen, chacha bhatija Team, of Music Directors the wonderful combination of second and third generation of Music Makers, Dilip Sen-Sameer Sen. It was a three in one function, first 25th anniversary of Dilip Sen’s wedding, where he expressed his love for his wife and his family, second completion of their 25 years of their duo team “Dilip Sen – Sameer Sen” as music director, and third not getting award of “4TH GENERATION DADA SAHEB PHALKE AWARD”.

The function was held in Sargam Bungalow at Mhada where in approximately entire media gave lots of applauds, including Bollywood guests like Actors Ali Khan, Sunil Pal, Ashik Mishra, Amitabh Dayal, Producer Director Mehul Kumar, Singer Sudesh Bhonsle, Ravi Tripathi, Sangeeta Kopalkar, Tarannum Mallik, Hamid Ali Qureshi, Lyricist M.Prakash, and well-wisher Sanjay Bedia and S.P.Chaudhary.

The team of Music Composers, Belong To The Sen Family And They Have Inherited The Taste Tradition, Trend, Taste And Tunes From Sen Gharana And Using Their musical Skill To Enrich The Entertainment. Son of Jamal Sen, was Shambhu Sen, the father of Sameer Sen. He was the top Choreographer and has the credit of being the teacher of top dancers like Hema Malini, Yogita Bali, Sarika, Laxmi Chhaya, Manisha and Sujata etc.

Dilip Sen, youngest son of Jamal Sen, and Sameer Sen, son of Shambhu Sen, the Chacha Bhatija team of music directors, have created musical waves under their banner of Dilip Sen – Sameer Sen, as Music Director.

Now the fourth generation Sohail Sen who gave music for “What’s your Rashee”, “Ek Tha Tiger”, “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan” and other films, bags 4th Generation Dada Saheb Phalke Awards. Sen comes from a family of musicians who have worked in the film industry and his entry into the film composing world marked the fourth generation of his family to do so. His father, Sameer Sen (of the music director duo Dilip Sen – Sameer Sen) has always been a strong influence in his life, as was his paternal grandfather Shri Shambhu Sen’s singing( home town sujangarh(churu) Rajasthan). Sen started learning music at the age of six. He learnt to play the table as a child, and then went on to learn various musical instruments including the piano and percussion and rhythm instruments. He learnt classical music from his grandfather Shri Shambhu Sen. He began his career as a music director at the young age of thirteen when he composed the music for a telefilm titled Roshni and for which renowned singer Kavita Krishnamurthy provided playback. He then decided to assist his father for nine years to fine tune his skills as a film composer.

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Dilip Sen records Marathi song for Guddu Dhanoa’s “Gulabi”

Music Director Dilip Sen recorded a Marathi song in voice of Hariharan and Sangeeta Kopalkar at Hariharan’s recording studio, Chandivali, Powai recently, song was penned by M.Prakash. This song was recorded for director Guddu Dhanoa’s Marathi film “Gulabi” starring Sachin Khedekar and Pakhi, where in Pakhi is portraying the roll of call girl ‘Gulabi’ in the movie.

Wow what a combination of Bollywood, Bhojwood and Marathi film industry, it is notable that Pakhi has done many Bhojpuri film as leading lady, and Guddu is successful director of Bollywood, his films were ‘Elaan’, ‘Bichoo’, ‘Aflatoon’, ‘Tu Chor Main Sipahi’, ‘Ziddi’ and many more.

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First Indian female rapper Hard Kaur’s stunning performance in Dubai

Atlantis hosted a musical extravaganza dedicated to Desi Beats at an incredible beachside location where the stars, sand and stage came together for the ultimate live entertainment experience a few days back.

Dubai rocked to a different cadence of music where the sensational star Hard Kaur, widely touted as the first Indian female rapper gave stunning performance following the roaring crowd who flocked to enjoy the event. She sang and the public moved their bodies to her songs like Paisa Phek (Move your body), Ek Glassy, Talli, Char baj gaye and many more.

The event had all the elements to make it breathtaking for the audience and turned out to be a successful one on the sandy land of Atlantis, where the majority of the audience found the show worth attending. A night to remember for Indi-pop music bringing the best of live entertainment to Dubai, the stage saw one of the most talked about Punjabi and Desi music icon take to the mic, Hard Kaur.

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Ali Zafar meets with Jean Claude Van Damme at Cannes

Ali Zafar who recently traveled to the French Riviera for the 66th Cannes Film Festival happened to meet with one of his idols , the legendary Jean Claude Van Damme who is one of the most popular action stars of all time.

Ali bumped into the star at an after-party at one of the Festival’s events and couldn’t contain his excitement – Says Ali, “We met at a party where the music was too loud. We mostly spoke in actions; and he’s an action hero,” .

After attending the special film screenings at the Cannes festival and discovering the exotic French Riviera, actor-singer Ali Zafar plans to fly to Monaco with his friends to celebrate his 33rd birthday.He eagerly awaits this holiday as after the extremely hectic schedule of Chashme Baddoor and Aman ki Asha, this is going to be his first breather in a very long time –

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Richa Chadda -Bollywood’s go-to Gangster girl

Richa Chadda is fast gaining the reputation of a gangster’s favorite girl -Right from Gangs of Wasseypur ,Fukrey to Tamanchay ,Richa has proved to be extremely lucky and has always been the first choice for the roles that are being chalked out in the gangster/thug genre – Says a source, “While most actresses are looking for roles that are glamorous and always show them in good light,Richa is an actress who does not back the herd mentality and is keen on doing roles that push the envelope and require her to leave all inhibitions and focus on her acting,,,,She is being approached for all the lady-gangster roles since very few have managed to find the kind of success she has in the genre”.

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Distance no matter for Tusshar and Ekta Kapoor

While Balaji headhoncho Ekta Kapoor has taken off to London where she gets back to the books at the prestigious Harvard Business School,it has been a while since the power player has been on campus in a completely educational environment – Luckily enough, brother Tusshar Kapoor who previously studied at Michigan, is acting as moral support to Ekta ,constantly guiding her over the phone and internet.

The brother-sister duo who are both admitted shopoholics have also been talking about gifts Ekta has to get back to India – Tusshar has specially asked her to source out his protein supplements that are hard to find on home turf ..Says Tusshar, “Ekta is shopping for protein shakes and supplements which are not available here and I source them from only abroad. I normally pick them up on his trips abroad or ask friends who are travelling to get them for me.”

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Ramaiya Vastavaiya’s Jeene Laga Hoon strikes a chord with the audience

A favorite with the production house,singer Atif Aslam crooned to the romantic song Jeene Laga Hoon from Tips Industries’ Ramaiya Vastavaiya ,which has gone on to top music charts the nation over.

Composed by Sachin-Jigar , the song received an unprecedented response as it saw its release on the viral front .In fact ,so popular has the music album of the film become ,that it went on to occupy the numero uno spot on the Nokia Music Store.

Talking about the music say Sachin Jigar , “Our brief for this film was simple – a love story with simple melodies that audiences will relate to since it’s a film for regular people”.

Elated with the response the music of the film has received says producer Kumar Taurani, “Music plays an extremely crucial part in taking the popularity of the film notches higher and we are glad that people are loving Jeene Laga Hoon and HipHop Pammi..Tips has always been associated with great music and we are glad this album has not disappointed”.

Shot in India and overseas, Girish Kumar & Shruti Haasan starrer RamaiyaVastavaiya directed by Prabhudheva is scheduled to release 19th July,2013

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Vidya Balan’s Cannes appearances receives a thumps up from Indian designers

While everyone on home turf seems to be discussing Vidya Balan’s sartorial choices on the red carpet ,as she traveled to the French Riviera as part of the prestigious 9-member jury,the actress and her designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee remain unfazed with criticism ,reiterating that the National Award winner aims to represent the country’s cultural heritage and not mainstream glamour ,as India celebrates 100 years of Hindi cinema.

Voicing his vision behind the clothing says Sabyasachi, “Vidya is very clear that she is an actress and nothing more… She clearly kept saying that I and she both shouldn’t forget that she was going there as a jury member and the look should be very, very respectable,”

Vidya’s outfit’s infact had even caught Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone’s attention as he approached her to compliment her on her unique sense of dressing – On home turf too several designers from the fashion fraternity have voiced their support towards her look and styling.

Says designer Anna Singh, “Vidya is looking fine in Cannes… Rekha has worn sarees for more than four decades to almost every place where she goes. Have you seen Hema Malini donning any other garb since the longest time? Vidya is the authentic face of our country and we want her to wear international gowns!Gosh!”.

Adds Sandeep Khosla who has designed for several international names, “Vidya overall has looked so radiant. And we have forgotten that she has done India proud by getting selected as a jury member. Sad but true. Also, I am very disturbed by people criticising the embroidery on Vidya’s sarees. Embroidery goes from India to all the other parts of the world. Why are we so mesmerised by globalization?”.

One of the hugest honors for a star to receive, Vidya Balan was selected as jury member at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, joining the likes of Oscar-winning actor Nicole Kidman, director Ang Lee, Japanese director Naomi Kawase, British scriptwriter-director-producer Lynne Ramsay, French actor-director Daniel Auteuil, Romanian scriptwriter-director-producer Cristian Mungiu and Austrian actor Christopher Waltz as part of the nine-member jury.

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Bipasha Basu watches Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro to de-stress

When it comes to cinema Bipasha Basu has always preferred old classics whether Hollywood or Bollywood. She prefers the oldies over the recent influx of commercial movies. One of her all-time favourites is ‘Jaane bhi do Yaaro’, a dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business.

So fond is the actress of the cult classic,that its her go-to film whenever she needs to de-stress.

Reveals a source close to the actress, “Bipasha Basu loves unwinding with some good old-classics and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro,the comic-cult is her all time favorite…..She can watch a hundred times over and yet enjoys it to the very same effect”.

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Claudia’s Item number “Balma” bangs IPL

Indian Premier League has been through a lot of controversies lately but despite that some musical news is in occurrence. Claudia Ciesla’s item song Balma from the movie Khiladi 786 has been played the maximum number of times in IPL. People present in the stadium are still shaking their legs to the hit track.

Claudia says, “Though I am in Germany on a vacation, but following IPL matches and I am very happy that a number of times DJ’s in the ground have played my dance number Balma.”

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“Supernatural” movie is gearing up to haunt you!

Horror has always been the favourite of filmmaker probably this is the reason why they are producing horror films back-to-back Haunted, Bhoot, Darna Mana Hai, Raaz 3, and 1920 Evil Returns. Filmmaker always ready to give a different kind of goose bomb though their horror movie but Producer Saitsh Reddy and Director Haroon Rashid took initiative to shoot a horror movie “Supernatural” in real haunted house in a silent and deadly night which is listed in Limca Book of Record and it will be very soon attempted in Guinness World Records.

Haroon Rashid said, “Ghost is the scariest part of everybody life but scaring the audience is not easy. Its challenge for every director to scare the audience in their way that’s why I choose a Haunted House and shot a movie in silent and deadly night and I myself was got so much scared. “

Satish Reddy said, “Super Natural Horror movie” which is shot in just 2 hours and 20 minute-long, in one take without a single cut with a crew of 17 peoples. The movie has already got rave review in international film festivals like Sundance Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Shanghai International film festival.”


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Lenny Rodrigues wins “Player of the Year Award” at FPAI Indian Football Awards 2013

24 May, 2013: Lenny Rodrigues of Churchill Brothers Goa won the “Player of the Year” award at the prestigious FPAI Indian Football Awards function.He has played a pivotal role in ensuring his team’s title winning run this season. On receiving the award, Lenny said, “I would like to thank all the players who voted for me. I would also like to thank my team-mates, coaching staff and Mr. Churchill Alemao and his family for supporting and believing in my abilities.”

A Special Award was presented by Mr. Bhaichung Bhutia to Mr. Churchill Alemao for his massive contribution to Indian football and winning the I League 2012-13. Churchill Brothers Goa CEO Ms Valanka Alemao and Patron Savio Alemao accepted the Award. Speaking on the occasion, Valanka said, “I would like to thank the FPAI and Bhaichung Bhutia for recognizing the hard work put in by my dad for the development of Indian Football. Winning the I league is a very proud moment for us and a gift to my dad for his passion for football. I do believe if like-minded work together, Indian Football will grow and will be able to compete with cricket.”

Mr. Abhishek Bachchan congratulated Ms Valanka Alemao and Mr. Savio Alemao on Churchill Brothers’ success at the I League and hoped other passionate football lovers like Mr. Churchill Alemao would support Indian football.

Other Awards

Foreign Player of the Year – Ranti Martins

Young Player – Alwyn George

Coach of the Year – Derrick Peirera

Fan Player of the Year – Zohib Amiri


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NGO Adamaya wishes actor Ali Khan on his birthday

(26th May) on Sunday

Mumbai.Actor Ali Khan who is known for his character of Habibullah in Amitabh Bachchan starer Khuda Gawah.Ali Khan’s bithday falls on 26th May and Social Service Organisation Adamaya ‘s National president Dinesh Verma has wished him the best.

Ali Khan has acted in many films including Escape from Taliban , Border Hindustan Ka, Khalnayakon Ka Khalnayak , Karz, Sarfarosh , Mehndi Insaaf Apne Lahoo Se , Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja , Khuda Gawah , Khiladi , Khoon Ka Karz and Anokha Modh etc.Ali Khan has played roles as a villain in most movies. Now he is working in film and also as social worker for people.

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DVK CONTINUES STRIDE INTO ENTERTAINMENT WORLD THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH NDTV GOOD TIMES’ UK LAUNCH

Founder of DVK Deepak Kuntawala Promotes DVK Entertainment Fund & Spreads the “Good Times” with NDTV

DVK, a high-growth boutique private equity and commodity trading company, continues its march into the exciting world of global entertainment as it teamed up with India’s primetime health, fitness and lifestyle English-language channel, NDTV Good Times for its UK launch. The glitzy bash took place at the uber-chic venue The Courtyard at 51 Buckingham Gate Hotel, on Thursday, 23rd May 2013.

The evening was hosted by the stylish Ambika Anand and the UK’s most prominent corporate heads, advertisers and celebrities were in attendance to celebrate the ‘Good Times’, including the CEO of Hero Honda, Mr Munjal, SBI Regional Head-UK Mr Mahapatra and Virgin Media Director of Content and Acquisition Emma Jones.

The event featured a surprise and impromptu performance by the King of Bollywood disco Bappi Lahiri and a LIVE cookery session with one of India’s leading chefs Manish Mehrotra who was also the winner of the ground-breaking reality series, Foodistan. The evening concluded with a scintillating flash mob dance performance.

The multi-award winning entrepreneur and Founder of DVK, Deepak Kuntawala, described as a ‘financial alchemist’ for the creative wizardry and unique innovation that he applies to the remit of private equity investment and commodity trading, pledged his support for the newest addition to India’s premier TV network NDTV in the UK. A key sponsor of the event, Deepak participated in a Q&A to discuss the company’s forthcoming projects in partnership with the entertainment industry, which include the financing of two Hollywood movies with the producer of Rocky and Bill Charter and an upcoming collaboration with the Hollywood legend, Al Pacino.

He said: ‘This is a very exciting time for international entertainment, and DVK is thrilled to be a sponsor at this pivotal event launch. We have implemented a structured finance deal that encompasses the burgeoning entertainment market and with the set-up of our new film and entertainment fund, we are in the process of putting together financing strategies for Hollywood films. Partnering with NDTV Good Times was indeed a natural collaboration. These are certainly “good times” for DVK, NDTV and the entertainment industry.’

Deepak also spoke about DVK’s title sponsorship of the European premiere of An Evening with Pacino, taking place at the London Palladium on the 2nd of June 2013, through DVK’s film and entertainment fund, which will be governed by a leading international law firm Mishcon De Reya and structured by the world’s largest professional services firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Deepak’s guest of honour at the event was the Vice President of Somaliland, H.E. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismali, and Somaliland Minister of National Planning Dr. Saad Shire who addressed the esteemed guests, saying: ‘I am pleased and honoured to attend this event. I wish NDTV much success.’

The Vice President highlighted the vast investment opportunities that exist in Somaliland, and encouraged people to avail of these lucrative and interesting opportunities, particularly in the sectors of agriculture, tourism and infrastructure. This follows DVK’s launch of the $1bn USD DVK Africa Development Fund, which will deliver, manage and structure strategic Pan-Africa investment opportunities, such as in Somalia, the newly created Somaliland, Kenya, and Malawi. This would be across Aviation, Global Commodities, PPP Infrastructure and Real Estate, including access to exclusive mandates.

NDTV Good Times was originally launched in the UK on the Virgin platform in December 2012 to a great reception. However, last night was a chance for the NDTV Good Times team to thank and celebrate with all their supporters in the UK

Smeeta Chakrabarti, CEO, NDTV Lifestyle said, “We are delighted to be launching the channel in partnership with DVK. This evening marks the start of a new journey for Good Times, in the UK. We are very proud to bring innovative lifestyle programming, which has found great success in India, to Indian audiences in the UK and excited about the good times ahead.”

NDTV Good Times is available on Virgin Channel 829. It is also available across international markets such as the US, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives and Africa.

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‘Hum Hain Raahi Car Ke’ debuts in 249 UFO Digital theatres

Mumbai, May 24, 2013: ‘Hum Hai Raahi Car ke’ debuts this week in 249 UFO digital theatres, while ‘Zindagi 50:50’ and ‘Ishkq in Paris’ also debut this week in 208 and 188 UFO digital theatres respectively. ‘Aurangzeb’ in week two screens in 189 UFO digital theatres, while ‘Aashiqui 2’ screens in 360 UFO digital theatres in week five.

Among South Indian films, Kannada film ‘Election’ debuts this week in 79 UFO digital theatres, while ‘Bul Bul’, in its third week, screens in 64 UFO digital theatres. Telugu film ‘Thadakha’ screens in 155 UFO digital theatres in its third week and ‘Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde’, in its sixth week, screens in 123 UFO digital theatres.

Marathi film ‘Konkanastha’ screens in 56 UFO digital theatres in week three.

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“It’s very inspiring to see Rahman’s enthusiasm for music” says Raanjhanaa director Aanand L Rai

Constantly shuffling between LA,Mumbai and Chennai Oscar winner A.R Rahman who is at the moment living out of his suitcase is ensuring that the music of Eros International’s Raanjhanaa gets the time and attention it deserves even if that means composing the music and background score while in LA.

Confirms the Raanjhanaa director Aanand Rai, “It’s very encouraging and inspiring to see Rahman’s enthusiasm about the music. We’re done with the songs and now he’s working with on the background score from LA. .We’re on the phone together constantly getting the right lines and notes into place for the background music.”

All praise for the music maestro says the director, “For Rahman Raanjhanaa is like his first score. After all these years he hasn’t lost his enthusiasm and passion for his music. He is in a different continent. But he is constantly connecting with me on the music. The background music is shaping up even when we are not together in the same city. Working long-distance on the music Raanjhanaa has proved very rewarding to my project.”

With music composed by A.R Rahman, Eros International’s Raanjhanaa directed by Aanand L Rai, starring Dhanush , Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol is scheduled to release 21st June 2013.

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Veena Malik and Rajan Verma at premiere of their movie Ziindagi 50:50

Ziindagi 50:50 movie premiere was held at Fun Republic at suburban Mumbai Andheri. There were many Bollywood star like Supriya Kumar, Adi Irani, and Riya Sen was present at the event. Veena Malik and Rajan Verma’s most awaited movie Ziindagi 50:50 finally hits the theatres where Malik was seen playing a character of Madhuri, who had already broken all the limits of society and realizes that life is lived on the basis of needs not by the desires, like a beggar can fulfil his needs, but sometimes kings are also unable to complete their desires. Veena Malik who rocks in Ziindagi 50-50 as Madhuri and acts well as a prostitute as she make compromises to achieve her dreams.

Veena Malik said, “I am quite happy that my movie has released and making a buzz all over. This movie revolves around a common man’s life and will have an impact on everyone who will related to the characters.”

Rajan Verma an auto rickshaw-driver Birju eke out a living and yet trudge on with their lives in the hope of getting a MHADA-allotted home. Rupa (Supriya Kumar) wife of birju in movie, the husband-wife duo gives a close-to-real picture of how the man (and woman) in the street faces the vagaries of a metro city that is almost inhuman to those who live in its teeming tenements sans basic infrastructure. Rajan Verma character deals with the life of normal man who struggled to live their life in normal way and face many crises in his life.

Rajan Verma said, “It’s very difficult to portray the character of auto rickshaw puller and I have give my 101 percent. It’s my best performance ever.”

Rajiv Ruia said, “Today is a great day for me my movie has released worldwide in four languages its great achievement for team of Ziindagi 50:50.”

Ziindagi 50 50 is a story about a common person’s life. In everybody’s life, there are many ups and downs. At one point there is happiness and another moment is of a big sorrow. It is said that life is 20 percent how you make it and 80 percent how you take it. The way you ask questions to your life, your life will answer you in the same way. Ziindagi 50 50 is a story of such questions and answers. It is the story about three different women Rupa, Madhuri and Naina and their different dreams.


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Preity Zinta and director Prem Raj excited about the release of Ishkq in Paris

As Preity Zinta’s maiden production Ishkq in Paris releases across theatres today ,producer and leading lady Preity Zinta and director Prem Raj couldn’t be more excited –

Says Preity Zinta, “I wanted to make a family entertainer with a positive thought and I am satisfied.It has been a lot of hard work. Right from shooting in -23°C in France to releasing the movie in the sweltering heat, every moment has taught me a lot about cinema. I now know much more about making movies than I did in my 36 films put together. It is a very contemporary love story and reflects the time we are living in.” .

Adds director Prem Raj, “This film is very close to my heart for various reasons. Everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong while shooting. Yet, we faced everything bravely and here we are today.”

Directed by Prem Raj,starring Preity Zinta , Rhehan Malliek and renowned French actress and two-time Academy nominee Isabelle Adjani ,the contemporary romance takes audiences through the journey of two complete strangers who end up spending the evening together in the romantic city of Paris only to cross paths once again in an unusual encounter.

Under Preity Zinta’s home production banner PZNZ Media, Ishkq In Paris , shot extensively in the romantic city of Paris, comes to a theater near you today 24th May 2013.

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UK actress Yvette Shaw action Lady in B-Town

Now a day’s Bollywood has become more action freak. We’ve seen Rowdy Rathore, Dabangg, Singham and Khiladi 786. And now the filmmakers Satish Reddy and Haroon Rashid are gearing up for Lady Action pack in their upcoming movie “The City That Never Sleeps”. Our Bollywood have seen only male fraternity ruling the action world on their shoulders but now its turn for the ladies to show her best moves in action series. UK actress Yvette Shaw who had rubbed her shoulder with Hollywood hunk Arnold is ready to show her action in Bollywood flick.

Yvette Shaw said, “I am very excited about “The City That Never Sleeps” movie. It’s going to be a fully packed action dhamaal. Action is my favourite genre which I enjoy the most. I am glad that I get a chance to be a part of Bollywood.”

The Film would be an action-packed adrenaline-punched one, and it would not let viewers down even a bit. An amalgam of thrilling moments and feverish pace, ‘The City That Never Sleeps movie’ doesn’t disappoint the action-loving moviegoer. The movie is going to attempt 20 Guinness world records from which one is already attempted by Veena Malik of most number of Kisses in one minute on hand.


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AAT ACADEMY introduces Degree courses in Product Merchandise Design and Graphic Story Telling

Mumbai: May __, 2013: There are fewer opportunities to discover innovative ways to buy, develop and sell products. The advent of technology has provided multitude of options for consumers to receive goods and services without even leaving their homes. Retail management professionals are highly sought after by recruiters from retail, apparel, and merchandising companies. AAT ACADEMY in association with SAE College is offering an under graduate course in Product merchandising and Graphic story-telling, for the students who have that creative tick in them. Designers have a huge influence on the form, function and style of many of the objects we use in our daily lives.

Product Merchandising Design course begins by developing an appreciation for style and product quality, learning to communicate verbally and visually about design, and gain the business knowledge and skills required to promote an aesthetically grounded point of view in the marketplace. The program prepares the students to make merchandising and marketing decisions based on knowledge of visual/aesthetic and business considerations.

This programme encompasses elements from industrial design, graphic design, human psychology, sociology, and management domains. This course one can hone the skills in the essential mechanics of drawing, from figures, backgrounds, and perspectives, to inking, colouring, and working with different materials. Through the use of computers and other digital technology one will learn to produce and transform traditional works of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and typography into digital renders.

Students of Graphic Storytelling will begin by learning the origin and evolution of the visual narrative form, while simultaneously learning its language and grammar. Draughtsmanship, craft skills and technical knowledge of a broad range of media is then taught, giving the student the flexibility to work on a variety of medium. They also study body language of characters, their gestures and facial expressions and natural phenomena.

Students will learn how to develop story structure, script stories, establish characters and visualise and interpret stories creating effective, intelligent and lyrical illustrations to highlight the mood, visual rhythm, lighting, background, costumes and architectural planning of scenes. Since the most common intent is for reproduction, the students also learn Digital Printing technologies, the various distribution means and the nuance of the working of the Publishing Business.

Talking about the benefits of the course, Mr.Rathish Babu, CEO, AAT Academy said, “At AAT, innovative courses have been the forte to keep ahead of times and to make careers which are inclusive within the realm of the media and entertainment industry. The product merchandise design and E-comics / Graphic story telling courses are the ones starting 2013. A carefully crafted, industry oriented but yet a detailed curriculum, this shall focus on content making and visual merchandise as the core focus. Preliminary talks with the industry has found great acceptance for employment as well co operation with academia in driving the content.”

The degree courses are scheduled to commence in July 2013 and application and prospectus would be available in all AAT ACADEMY centers across India.

For more information on the Degree Programme, you can contact counselors at

044-42911901/02,09962516000, 022-26705362/26702105/26704279,

080-41280156/9740177350/8971363880,

0484 3000615/616/623 or mail us at: enquiry@saeindia.net or logon to www.aatcollege.com

About AAT ACADEMY

AAT – The Entity

For over a decade AAT has led the way in media and entertainment education with groundbreaking accreditation, comprehensive higher education programmes, industry standard facilities, multi campus locations and industry respected teaching professionals. AAT started operations in 2000 June at Chennai and since then has established a significant presence at Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Partnering with established educational players like University of Bolton, SAE, Dibrugarh University and Hindustan University, AAT has established itself to be a leader in media education. AAT has also partnered with the University of London to offer the London School of Economics (LSE) graduate programmes in India.

For further info: www.aatcollege.com

ABOUT SAE

SAE is one of the world’s largest media technology training institutes with over 50 locations in 19 countries. In India, SAE is present in Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and Dibrugarh (Assam). In partnership with AAT, SAE offers diploma programmes in Audio Engineering, Digital Film Making, Animation Arts, Digital Journalism and Degree programme in Visual Communication and MBA in Media and Entertainment.

For further info: www.sae.edu/ www.saeindia.net

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Kunaal Roy Kapur: Redefining Comedy in India

Kunaal Roy Kapur is increasingly turning into one the actors that the industry can’t do without. Kunaal blew up in the feature film scene with his remarkable performance in Delhi Belly, a black comedy directed by Abhinay De. Only one Bollywood film old, Kunaal managed to bag the co-lead with Ayushman Khurana in the Nautanki Saala, where the verdict was unanimously in his favor, fans and critics alike.

Because of his straight face humour and impeccable timing, Kunaal has managed to carve a niche for himself which is making him the pick of the town for roles with certain quirkiness. After Delhi Belly’s huge success, Kunal Roy Kapur and Vir Das will be seen once again in Kabir Sadanand’s tentatively titled film Gollu Aur Pappu.

Kapur says that this film will be different form their last joint venture , Delhi belly “It is going to be a family comedy unlike Delhi Belly, which was an adult comedy. It is a bromance and hopefully people especially kids will like it.”

Kunaal choosing not to divulge too much about the film went on to state “People know me for my comedy, hence most of the roles offered to me are in the comic space. But, I don’t want to limit myself; I would take up any interesting role that comes my way. The script is of prime importance, so if the script is interesting, I will agree to do the film.”

Viacom is still has refrained from letting the names of the leading ladies to come out and will be making the announcement shortly themselves.

Meanwhile, Kapur will be seen doing a cameo in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani which releases on May 31.

On a different front, Kunnal is busy finalizing the cast of his directorial venture. Kunaal talking about his second outing as a director says, “dark comedy set in Mumbai and will have a social message to it.”

The film will go on the floors by the end of this year.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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