Saidah Jules injures Chirag Jain while shooting

Saidah had to do a violent sceneIn FUN FREAKED FACE BOOKED, actress Saidah Jules had to do a violent scene with newbie Chirag Jain. But, it wasn’t as easy as imagined for both the actors as Saidah was finding it difficult to execute.
According to the sources, the particular scene required Saidah and Chirag retreat to their rooms, where she gets possessed and starts hitting him. But, it took longer than imagined, as she found it difficult to hit him and was even scared that she might end up injuring him. They had to take several takes as Director Aditya wanted loud acting. It was difficult for the actors as had no perfect script, for Aditya believes in spontaneity.
Also, she ended up beating Chirag while acting possessed. For the sequence to seem authentic, the actress had to slap him and ended up hurting him. But, being a professional, the actor smiled and continued with it. Even in the footage, a few scratches are visible on his body. Aditya thought it was good for the sequence.
Saidah says, “I believe in Stanislavsky system of acting where whatever you act, you have to know how it feels. If I have never been possessed by spirit I need to imagine how it feels like. It was quite a challenge, but at the end we got what we were looking for and Aditya was happy with our performance.”
The scene was important as it also forms the climax of the movie. And arguably, is the best scene in the movie.
She adds, “It was a good working experience and I’m excited to see how it looks on screen.”
FUN FREAKED FACE BOOKED is a psychological thriller coupled with the element of horror and supernatural. It is based on social media addiction and stars Sheetal Singh, Prakash Sudarshan and Manisha Kelkar. FFF is directed by veteran South Indian actor-director Aditya Om.

FUN FREAKED FACE BOOKED is a Telugu-Hindi bilingual movie.

Rajniesh goes bold for the first time

Astonishing intimate scenesModel turned Actor Rajniesh Duggall goes all out and bold for the very first time in his career. Being a family man and having always played the guy next door kind of roles, Rajniesh will treat his fans who will be mighty surprised by seeing his new avatar in his forthcoming film EK PAHELI LEELA directed by Bobby Khan with his astonishing intimate scenes with none other than Sunny Leone.
Rajniesh & Sunny share passionate chemistryRajniesh & Sunny share passionate chemistry, and going by the pictures they are certainly going to set the screen ablaze with their power packed performance.
Rajniesh Duggall & Sunny LeoneA source on condition of anonymity confirmed, “Rajniesh & Sunny share a great bond though this is the first time that they have been paired opposite each other, but the duo are thorough professionals and performed these intimate scenes with so much ease and finesse.”

Neil does international ad shoots

Neil watched Winter SleepNeil Nitin Mukesh who will be seen with Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in Sooraj Barjatiya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has been really busy with his film shoot as well as ad soot. Lately he has been travelling a lot abroad for ad shoots. Neil will soon be shooting with t for a major advertisement with popular Turkish actress Melisa Sozen. Before starting the shoot Neil watched Winter Sleep, a 2014 Turkish Drama, which stars Melisa Sozen.
Neil Confirms the news saying I am very lucky that I am getting to work with foreign actors and it is an honour to work with Melisa Sozen. I have seen all her movies; she is one of the top actresses of Turkish cinema. In fact, her film was selected as the Turkish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

Mr X logo out!

The logo clearing showing the letter X fading outFox Star Studios and Vishesh Films’ Mr X that stars Emraan Hashmi unveiled its logo today. The film that sees Emraan Hashmi play an invisible vigilante who is ready to break the law only to protect it will launch its trailer Tom morning at 8 am. Going by the logo of the ambitious film, it seems like the makers are playing up the invisibility quotient of the film with the logo clearing showing the letter X fading out! Let’s see now what the trailer has in store tomorrow!

T-Series’ Musical Gift to Kunal Kohli

Kunal will be seen back in the film circuitDirector Kunal Kohli has been in the news for a while for turning actor this year with his acting debut PHIR SE that is slated to release this year. The chairman and MD of T-Series, Bhushan Kumar, has gifted Kunal Kohli a romantic track name ‘Rozana’ for the movie, which was originally composed for another project.
A source close to the talented film director said, “He is working hard on every aspect of the film and since music is one of the integral parts of it, he wanted to be more careful. So, when he made Bhushan listen to his script, he offered Kunal ‘Rozana’.”
After listening to this romantic track, Kunal was extremely happy with the gift Bhushan Kumar had to offer. T-series is also the music partner for this upcoming romantic film.
After almost three years, Kunal will be seen back in the film circuit. He’s all set to make a mark on the silver screen with his next directorial venture.
Bhushan Kumar, confirmed this news and said, “Kunal came to us with a few songs composed for the film. When I heard a particular situation while listening to the script, I asked him to take ‘Rozana’, which went perfectly with the situation. I think it can blend well with the film, and it takes the story forward.”

Manoj Bajpayee’s look for ALIGARH

The look shows Manoj as a old professorThe first look of Manoj Bajpayee’s character in National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal Maheta’s highly-awaited film ALIGARH is out now. The actor essays the role of a gay professor, one that he has never attempted before, along with actor Rajkummar Rao who plays a journalist.
The look shows Manoj as a old professor clinging to his belongings. The actor is looks every bit of the character with his greying hair, unkempt beard and a brown suit, seated on a chair, seemingly contemplating some deep thoughts.
“We wanted the first look of Manoj’s character to be impactful and create just the right amount of curiosity amongst the audience. Manoj is a fantastic actor and he embodies the trials and tribulations that his character in the film goes through. I’m extremely happy for the way the film is turning out,” said Hansal Maheta who is not just directing the film but also producing it under the banner, Karma Pictures along with Sandeep Singh. The filmmaker is also extremely excited about his third collaboration with the very talented National award-winning actor, Rajkummar Rao (after Shahid and Citylights) and will soon share glimpses of his look in the film.
Producer Sandeep Singh adds, “This film is based on a true life incident. One that has left a deep impact on people and we wanted to achieve the same with the first look of Manoj’s character. The film is turning out wonderfully and we really hope that with this look, audiences can see what we’ve been seeing. This is just one of the many aspects of the film and we are eager to give the audience more glimpses into our film gradually.”
ALIGARH is based on the real life incident of a gay professor who was terminated from his job because of his sexuality.
Eros International presents ALIGARH directed by Hansal Maheta & produced by Sunil Lulla, Sandeep Singh and Hansal Maheta. The film will release later this year.

Love Ke Side Effects, a short film contest : A call for entries

Pocket FilmsIndia’s pioneer in alternate content, Pocket Films,and the maker of the sexiest phone in the world, Gionee, come together to celebrate “love” and present the country’s most entertaining short film contest ‘Love ke side effects’ powered by Fun On Go. The contest in its second year comes with a theme simmered with love and an opportunity to win a trip to Paris besides other exciting prizes including Gionee smartphones.

This year on Valentine’s Day, Pocket Films and Gionee decided to take the notion of “love” a step ahead and give every film maker a golden chance to portray a love story through a film. The idea is to handpick films centered on love, romance, affection or side effects of love including breakups, commitment phobia, possessiveness, manipulation, emotional blackmail among love’s many facets. Starting from the day of love February 14thuntil March 31st, 2015, the contest is open for short film entries of 1 to 10 minutes duration.

Offering a unique and ubiquitous platform to every film maker, Gionee, Pocket Films and Fun On Goare focused on combining expression, creativity and reward for India’s young talent while giving them the wider tapestry they seek to present themselves to the world.

Mr. Saameer Mody, Managing Director, Pocket Films, expresses, “It is February and there is love all around. ‘Love’ as an emotion has brought out the best in film makers across generations. This contest which is in its 2nd season aims to provide a platform where everyone can express their unique interpretation of this universal emotion and make film lovers witness unseen facets of it from a film maker’s lens. It is a win-win for the young film makers for they love the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world.”

Mr. Nomit Joshi, Head Brand, Gionee India, said, “As a brand we are excited to be a part of the short film contest as we feel films gives a platform to express the thoughts for the makers/directors. This also fell well with our products as we also give a platform to express themselves and the camera in our phones work as an enabler to follow the passion of filmmaking.”
Winner of Best short film by jury will get return tickets to Paris with trophy. 1st Runner up will get a HD Camera and 2nd Runner up will get Gionee Smart phones.
The entries for the contest shall be accepted until 31st March 2015.
For detailed contest terms and to participate in the contest visit www.pocketfilms.in.

Pakistani Singer Uzair Jaswal roped in to sing for EK PAHELI LEELA

Uzair JaswalPakistani Singer of acclaimed Coke Studio – Uzair Jaswal has been roped in to sing the soulful Sufi track Tere Bin for EK PAHELI LEELA. This is the first soulful track which has been released by the makers, and we hear everyone is already raving about it. The song originally belongs to the talented singer Uzair and he has tweaked it a little and lend his voice for the Indian version in EK PAHELI LEELA.
The song originally belongs to Uzair JaswalWhen quizzed Ahmed Khan about it, he said, “Uzair Jaswal is an absolutely amazing singer. The song ‘Tere Bin’ was a rage on Youtube, and hence a lot of producers wanted to acquire the rights of the song. When I heard the song for the first time, I was sure that it will do wonders for the movie. When Bhushan heard the song, even he fell in love with it at that very instant. As a lot of producers in India were eyeing that song, we bought the rights of the song instantly,” says Ahmed Khan.
This is the first soulful trackHe also adds, “The song has been tweaked a little for Leela to make it sound fresh and new to the audience. It is one of my personal favorites from the movie and I am sure the audience will love the song.”

SINHASAN – A Political Satire By Manish Gupta

Manish GuptaManish Gupta has proven his worth as a writer with ‘Sarkar’, he turned director with ‘The Stoneman Murders’ and his latest outing at the box-office ‘Rahasya’ has been critically appreciated and also managed to do well at the box-office.
Rahasya had severe competition from ‘Hawaizaada’ and ‘Khamoshiyaan’ that also released on 30th January. However, the two movies ran for only one and two weeks respectively while Rahasya is currently in its fifth week.
Manish says, “These days, the theatrical run of most films is hardly 1-2 weeks. Appreciation from the audience and positive word-of-mouth publicity has made ‘Rahasya’ hold strong and continue till its fifth week. It is an achievement considering the lack of promotion and star power. Hopefully, there’ll be a sixth week.”
The Director is now gearing up for his next SINHASAN is based on Emperor Aurangzeb’s conflict with his father Shah Jahan for the throne. “I have adapted the story in a modern-day context and I’ve set it against the backdrop of politics in the corporate world. A film like Sinhasan has never been made in India before,” says Manish with a calm confidence.
Manish Gupta with Kay Kay MenonAbout the CAST?
Manish said, “I haven’t signed anyone as yet. And I can’t reveal the names on my wish list either, as actors do not appreciate being named at a preliminary stage. When I officially sign the actors, I’ll make an announcement.”
Star or Actor?
Manish says, “The thin line between an actor and a star has blurred. Today, there are stars who are actors and actors who are stars. I can work with an actor who may not be a star. But I can’t work with a star who can’t act. Such stars may bring in substantial commercial success but that’s not my motive behind making films.”
Kay Kay Menon?
Kay Kay Menon has been a part of ‘Sarkar’ penned by Manish and he played the main lead in Manish’s directorial ventures ‘Rahasya’ and ‘The Stoneman Murders’. About Kay Kay Menon, the director says, “He’s an intense actor and I’m definitely working with him again. But I haven’t locked the cast of my film yet.”
The film is likely to hit the floors soon.

Kaushik Shrimanker’s WHO EK MULAQAT to hit the cinemas soon

Kaushik ShrimankerWHO EK MULAQAT is produced by Kaushik Shrimanker, best known as a successful fashion designer and a business entrepreneur, set up his production house ORAIOS to produce Hindi movies, which he feels is going to be his ultimate outlet for creativity.

Under the newly established banner, he has begin working on three films to be produced in a span of 18 months. The first movie being WHO EK MULAQAT is under post production stage with the filming, dubbing and editing of the film is completed.

The movie, WHO EK MULAQAT is a dramatic version of a real story based on relationships, which can be full of beautiful moments but don’t end up as a baggage. Story is told through the two characters, a hero who is an international nature photographer played by actor Mithun Purandare who is on a mission to shoot mighty Himalayas and a heroine played by Sandhya Shetty who provides local home-stay facility to the hero while also playing the part of a local trek guide.

WHO EK MULAQAT is a real story of how two people with contrasting lifestyle and approach to lives meet, and what they learn from each other while developing mutual emotions and physical intimacy. But, it is with a realistic approach to their relationship.
The film is shot in the virgin locales of the mighty Himalayas, including within the core area of The Great Himilayan Natonal Park. Says the producer Kaushik Shrimanker, “I frankly don’t think any movie is filmed here as the only way to reach these locations are trekking your way through the valleys, at times walking areas as wide as just a foot between the valley and the mountain ridges. Minimum trekking time is 4 to 5 hours one way.”
“We shot the film in a very difficult, but beautiful virgin terrains at the height of over 12000 feet above the sea level at near freezing temperatures with a small unit of only about 20 people. A unit larger than this would have been difficult to manage in such terrains,” he explained.
Mithun Purandare, is a successful model and an actor with an experience of about 4 films. He is a winner of the best comedy actor in NIIF 2014 for his performance in International short film ‘Day Trip to London’.
Sandhya ShettySandhya Shetty is a successful super model/compare/TV presenter/Karate Black Belt and an actor. A Femina Miss India finalist, she is India’s National Karate Champion since last 7 years and this year too made the state of Maharastra proud by winning a medal in the recently held National Karate Championship in Delhi in February 2015. She has acted in about 5 films with the likes of Madhoo, Nandita Das, and Purab. She has done an exceptional Bengali film ‘Kaal’ directed by Bappaditya Banthopadhyay.

WHO EK MULAQAT is directed by the very talented Rakesh Rathor, who has also written the script for the movie. Rakesh Rathor has also been assistant director for many years and worked with likes of Amitabh Bachchan.

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