Character Posters of CHUMBAK released

The Marathi film industry has been abuzz ever since Akshay Kumar took to social media to speak his heart out in ‘Marathi’ about the film ‘Chumbak’ which is presented by none other than Akshay Kumar himself.The team of Chumbak have now released the first look of two more key characters in the film – Prasanna Thombre played by the two-time National Award winner noted lyricist, singer, musician and writer Swanand Kirkire and Disco played by debutant teen actor Sangram Desai who hails from a village near Kolhapur.

Acting in a leading role for the first time, Swanand Kirkire plays the role of a mentally slow simpleton from a village near Solapur.

Nominated for the Best Actor award at the recently concluded New York Indian Film festival, Swanand Kirkire was the top choice for the part because he has the innocence of a child which Prasanna’s character needs, director Sandeep Modi says. Though he credits producer Naren Kumar and writer Saurabh Bhave for suggesting Swanand Kirkires for this unconventional choice, as this is the first time

One of top lyricists and music artist of the country, Swanand says “I had assumed the team wanted to meet me for it’s music, but I was taken aback once I realized they wanted me to act, that too in a leading part, that too in one of the toughest parts I have heard! But hearing the script and the faith the team had, we dived into it all together – me, Sandeep, Saurabh and Naren.”

“Building on the part of a mentally slow naive man with our own personal observations of people around us and extensive research with doctors and counselors working in this area, we all built this part together brick by brick, with the love and dignity we wanted to bring to it,” adds director Sandeep Modi.

On the other poster, Sangram Desai plays Disco, a migrant mobile repairer in Mumbai.

The casting team led by Romil Modi and Tejas Thakkar unexpectedly discovered Sangram from a village near Kolhapur. Playing a part of a street smart migrant, Sangram who had never been to Mumbai spent a month in the city observing and learning it’s pulse under the guidance of director Sandeep Modi and writer Saurabh Bhave to build the part.

Acting for the first time, Sangram even learnt the basics of repairing a phone for preparing the part.

Chumbak presented by Akshay Kumar, will be released all over Maharashtra on 27th of July 2018.

Ishq Subhan Allah bagged Gold Award as Path Breaking serial of 2018

Creative Eye Limited prestigious serial “ISHQ SUBHAN ALLAH” produced by Dheeraj Kumar, Zuby Kochhar, Sunil Gupta being shown on “ZEE TV”, Monday to Friday at 10 PM bagged Gold Award as “Path Breaking” serial of 2018 at a glittering function in Mumbai.

Gold recognized the true potential of the serial and its unusual subject widely discussed in the society in India and Abroad of triple talaaq. The award was received by Dheeraj Kumar along with the Starcast of the Serial- Eisha Singh (Zara), Adnan Khan(Kabeer), Shipsy Rana(Ruksar), Anjita Poonia(Alina), Ashutosh Semwal(Imran) and Child Artist Mohammed Toshi (Aman).

Producer Dheeraj Kumar a vetran in the media Industry thanked “ZEE TV” for providing an opportunity to create “ISHQ SUBHAN ALLAH”. Which is maintaining its position in rating charts in the top 3 serials across all channels he further thanked his entire team Writer-Danish Javid, Ideation Head- Sandhya Riaz, Creative Director-Ashish Batra, Project Head-Ajju Shaikh, Editor-Dharmesh and the viewers in India and Abroad for appreciating truly a path breaking serial.

Dheeraj Kumar, in the end thanked Gold Award for bestowing the honour upon him and on his company Creative eye Limited.

Richa Chadha wins the Outstanding Achievement Award at LIFF

Richa Chadha is truly one of the actresses of the current times who’s truly proved her worth time and again. Each of her performances have etched a truly lasting impression earning her a repute of being a powerhouse of talent. The actress who will soon be seen in David Womark’s production Love Sonia directed by Tabrez Noorani is currently in London where she’s in attendance of the ongoing London Indian Film Festival which opened the festival last evening. The film stars Richa as one of the leads alongside incredible actors like Rajkummar Rao, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Sai Tamhankar and others.

The film opened to packed audiences at the famous Leicester Square in London last evening and got a thunderous response from those present at its world premiere. Not just that, Richa even walked away with the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award. The actress was lauded for her role in Love Sonia and of her achievement as an actress and the incredible performances she’s delivered so far. Now this truly makes us excited to see the actress’ performance in the upcoming film which will soon have its India release.

Speaking about the honour, Richa said, “This was completely unexpected. I was overwhelmed with the response to the film and very happy that people knew, appreciated my work here in London. People who are big fans of the fukrey franchise as well as Masaan. It was a humbling experience”.

Apart from this the actress upon her return from London will begin shooting for the much awaited biopic of Shakeela and will then work on the season 2 of Amazon Prime’s Original Series – Inside Edge.

This gesture of Ranbir Kapoor influenced me for my career in Bollywood : Anchal Singh

Anchal Singh, a very well known face from the arena of entertainment, says that it was Ranbir Kapoor who made her realise she is meant to be in Bollywood, while they were shooting a commercial for a well known brand.

It so happened that between shots, I approached Ranbir to click selfie, to which he happily agreed inspite of he wasn’t agreeing with anyone else on the set, because of his look. Not only that he appreciated my acting skills which Anchal says, “It was one of a lifetime experience to be appreciated by a star like Ranbir. This experience changed my thoughts and convinced me that I have a long way to go in Bollywood.”

Having being worked with over 350 plus commercials and big name in Bollywood personalities like Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Hema Malini to name a few and directors like Anurag Basu and Prabhudeva, she did her first Sri Lankan movie ‘Sri Siddhartha Gautama’ where she played the role of Princess Yashodhara, leading her to be congratulated by His Excellency, Mahindra Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka after her ground breaking performance in the movie. Post that she was starred in another Sri Lankan movie ‘Akarsha’.

Post her movie break; she galloped her foot into the south with the movie ‘Dhilluku Dhuddhu’ directed by Rambala. She now is making her Punjabi debut with the film ‘PunjKhaab’ directed by Gurcharan Singh where she will be taking the audiences through the various types of societal stereotypes and stigmas which are still prevalent in Punjab. She also makes her Tollywood debut soon.
She not only is an establishing actress, but also a renowned Clairvoyant and a Tarot card reader. Her interests also lie in interior styling. For the multi-talented and fun loving person that Anchal is, sky is the limit!

Bollywood singers sung for RE RAAYA

Bollywood singers Kailash Kher and Javed Ali has sung the songs in Milind Shinde directed film RE RAAYA who has written the lyrics. The album has three songs “Jaau Koni Kade”, “Dagad Oath” and title song. The songs are also rendered by Vaishali Bhaisane Made and Mangesh Dhakade.

Radhe Motion Pictures presentation, the film is produced by Ajay Sukheja. Anita Sanjay Poptani is executive producer. The story, screenplay and dialogues are written by Kiran Berad. The cinematography is by Pratap Nair, editing by Amit Sonawane, music by Mangesh Dhakde, lyrics and backgroung score by Milind Shinde.

RE RAAYA stars Bhushan Pradhan, Sanskruti Balgude, Uday Tikekar, Prakash Dhotre, Sudarshan Patil with National Award winners Vivek Chabukswar and Hansraj Jagtap.

Writer Sachin Darekar’s debut directorial PARTY

Renown writer Sachin Darekar has donned director’s cap. His debut direction PARTY will release on 24 August 2018. Recently teaser poster of the film was released on social networking sites.

Navavidha Productions presentation along with Dark Horse Productions, PARTY is produced by Jitendra Chiwelkar, Jamashpa Bapuna and Amit Pankaj Parikh.

Bucket List gets a good run on Box Office

On Makar Sankranti Madhuri Dixit gave the movie goers sweetest surprise of her debuting in Marathi industry with ‘Bucket List’ directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar. The film revolves around a woman finding her way back to life and discovering the new meaning of it. Madhura Sane character played by Madhuri Dixit was well received by critics and audiences across India and overseas where the movie still is receiving an overwhelming response.

Bucket List is produced under the banner of Dark Horse Cinemas, Dar Motion Pictures and Blue Mustang Creations Pvt.Ltd. Karan Johar completed one task from his own wish list of entering into Marathi Film industry by presenting Bucket List along with AA films. The collaboration of Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar took industry by storms. Bucket List released on 25th May is already a Hit on Box Office & still running fair in theaters in India as well as overseas.

ASHI HEE ASHIQUI team in Switzerland for last schedule

Sachin Pilgaonkar directed ASHI HEE ASHIQUI shoot is in last stage. The whole team is shooting the last schedule in Switzerland.

ASHI HEE ASHIQUI is a romantic film staring Abhinay Berde and a new face as heroin. Sachin Pilgaonkar has shared a pic with Abhinay.

We have seen the multi talented veteran actor Sachin Pilgaonkar as director, singer, producer till date. Now he has become music director with this film. He has also written story, screenplay and dialogues.
Select Media Holdings and T Series production, the film is produced by Vajir Singh, Joe Rajan and Supriya Pilgaonkar. Sushriya Chitra is co-producer.

ASHI HEE ASHIQUI will release on 14 December 2018.

ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES slated to release on 29 June 2018

Years after Ray Breslin (three-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Sylvester Stallone) fought his way out of the escape-proof prison called “The Tomb,” he’s organized a new top-notch, for-hire security force. But when one of Breslin’s team, the cool-as-ice Wing Chun Master Shu (Xiaoming Huang), goes missing – inside a computerized techno-terror battle-maze known as Hades, where human combatants brawl like beasts – Breslin goes back into a secret lock-up to save his friend.

Co-starring Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as a deadly acquaintance of Breslin’s, Media International Presents ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES, starring Huang Xiaoming, Jaime King, Jesse Metcalfe, Wes Chathamlydia Hull with Titus Welliver and Curtis Jackson and written by Miles Chapman, produced by Randall Emmett, p.g.a. George Furla, p.g.a. Xing Su Jie Qiu Mark Canton, p.g.a. Zack Schiller Robbie Brenner and directed by Steven C. Miller, promises audiences one hell of a ride. Music is by The Newton Brothers, the costumes have been designed by Designer Bonnie Stauch, CDG, Editing is by Vincent Tabaillon and Carsten Kurpanek.