J P Dutta signs a three-film deal with Harshvardhan Rane!

Harshvardhan Rane, who is eagerly anticipating the release of his forthcoming war drama, J P Dutta’s PALTAN, feels blessed to have got the opportunity to work with the veteran filmmaker.

Having closely worked with all the actors on PALTAN, the veteran filmmaker is highly impressed by their talent, hard work and dedication, especially Harshvardhan.

Taking their association to the next level post PALTAN, the handsome hunk and filmmaker will be joining hands for not one but for three films. Yes, you read it right! The veteran filmmaker has offered Harshvardhan a three-film deal under his banner.

The actor confirms, “When we were shooting in Deolali, I drove my new bike which I had bought from my first cheque for the film. After the shoot got over, Nidhi Dutta (Executive Producer) told me about J P Sir wanting to meet me to sign me for three films. I touched his feet and told him that it’s a great honour and privilege to work with him.”

PUSHPAK VIMAN trailer and music launched

Grandfather is first friend for grandson and grandson is the last friend of grandfather. This is the perfect true equation always. Zee Studios presentation PUSHPAK VIMAN is such an emotional tale of grandfather and grandson played by veteran actor Mohan Joshi and Subodh Bhave.

The trailer and music was launched in presence of cast, crew and celebrities from the industry. Also present were Shariq Patel and Mangesh Kulkarni of Zee Studios.

This year after giving films like Ye Ye Re Paisa, Gulabjaam and Nude, Zee Studios PUSHPAK VIMAN will release on 3 August 2018. The film is written by Subodh Bhave and directed by Vaibhav Chinchalkar.

The film is produced by Manjari Subodh Bhave, Arun Joshi, Meenal Shripat Indulkar, Sunil Phadtare and Varsha Patil. The story is written by Subodh Bhave, dialogues by Chetan Saindane who has also written screenplay with Vaibhav Chinchalkar, editing by Aashish Mhatre and Apoorva Motiwale Sahay, cinematography by Mahesh Aane, art direction by Santosh Phutane, background score by Santosh Mulekar. The executive producer is Ratnakant Jagtap.

The music album have 6 songs composed by Narendra Bhide and Santosh Mulekar on lyircs penned by Sameer Samant and Chetan Saidane. The songs are sung by Shaunak Abhisheki, Aanand Bhate, Jaytirth Mewundi, Vinay Mandke and Nakash Aziz.

PUSHPAK VIMAN stars Mohan Joshi, Subodh Bhave, Gauri Kiran, Suyash Jhunjhurke with Rahul Deshpande in special appearance.

Randeep Rai all set to make his Bollywood debut with SAROJ KA RISHTA

Sameer Maheswari aka Randeep Rai garnered fame with ‘Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai’ is now all set to make Bollywood debut SAROJ KA RISHTA. He will be playing lead opposite Shaid Kapoor’s sister Sanah Kapur along with Gaurav Pandey.

Produced by Anmol Kapoor, Nazia Javed Siddiqui, Narinder Garg and Ambica Sharma, SAROJ KA RISHTA is directed by Abhishek Saxena and written by Deepak Kapur Bhardwaj.

The film is about culture of body-shaming in India but film essentially revolves around a father-daughter relationship with Kumud Mishra and Sana at the center.

Nikita Rawal making debut in Telegu film Timpa

Nikita Rawal who is a known model and actress in Bollywood is playing Nagin in Telegu film Timpa opposite Vikram Roy. The film is produced by Shivraaj Production and directed by Kumaran Teli.

Nikita is playing ichhchhadhari nagin who keeps the naagmani safe from bad people. The song was shot in Hyderabad. Nikita is a great dancer and done more than 500 shows and twenty music videos and also worked in more than ten Hindi films.

Yami Gautam’s first look from Batti Gul Meter Chalu is out

Yami Gautam, who recently started shooting for Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu, starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, was captured by a photographer of leading daily, Mumbai Mirror leaving her vanity in costume for her shoot.

As reported in Mumbai Mirror, the Sarkar 3 actress, who plays a lawyer in the film, was seen donning a white sari with a black cape as she walked to the sets, looking every bit the lawmaker she will be portraying on screen. A social drama, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is about the escalating electric bills faced by the citizens and is scheduled to release this year. Yami has earlier in June attended the proceedings of a courtroom to prep for her role as a lawyer and is currently shooting in film city in Mumbai. She will wrap up the shoot of the film and then head again to join the shoot for Uri in Serbia.

Mrs/Miss Bharat Icon Pageant held in Mumbai

Akhil Bansal CMD of Mrs Bharat Icon and Royal Heritage Group organised finale of Mrs / Miss Bharat Icon at Sahara Star, Vile Parle, Mumbai where he invited guests from Bollywood and TV.

Bharat Icon Pageant is a women empowered equal opportunity platform pageant show “FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE RAMP “. Our finalist vary from different walks of life, single parent & diverse religions from India and social cause for Save Girl Child & Acid attack Victims.

Bharat Icon Pageant is a statement that ‘Life Begins After Marriage & Dreams realize , a married woman is not just a domestic goddess and stay-at-home wife and Mom but she is also a glamorous “WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE” with her family support. More than 100 women took part in audition across globe.Top 37 finalist walked the ramp in three categories.

Model Alesia Raut choreographed the pageant which was anchored by Simran Ahuja. Designer Archana Kochhar, Jagruti Vikam, Tina Ranka, Jaisal Vora, Sangeeta Tandon, Mrunalini Deshmukh, Rekha Gupta, Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor, Madhurima Tuli, Prakriti – Sukriti Kakar, Neha Kaul, Anurita Jha, Chandani Bhagwani, Priyamvada, Prithvi Hatte, Gia Manek, Skin specialist Dr. Shankar Sawant came specially for this pageant. Actress Esha Gupta came to meet her mother Rekha Gupta for two minutes from shoot.

Mrs Sheetal Sharma won the Mrs Bharat Icon in Gold category, Mrs Honey Verma in Platinum category. Varsha Kaul won the title of Miss Bharat Icon 2018. The models were groomed by Mrs Wasan, skin consultancy by Dr. Amit and make up by Star Cosmetics.

FAD & VOGUE TALENTS (ITALY) UNVEIL SCOUTING FOR INDIA

Scouting for India is the first edition of the latest Vogue Talents, the Vogue Italia platform, initiative in partnership with FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style that was aimed at giving Indian Fashion a sustained global visibility on the global stage.

For the first time, a new generation of Indian designers comprising of Dhruv Kapoor, Ruchika Sachdeva (Bodice), Sidharth Sinha (NS GAIA) Nitin Kartikeya (Kartikeya India), Urvashi Kaur, Nimish Shah (Shift) Archana Rao, Bav Tailor, Shyma Shetty & Pranav Mishra (Huemn), Saaksha & Kinni and a special initiative by Hothur Foundation unveiling a collective designed by acid attack survivors was unveiled over a two day exhibit at the Palladium Mumbai as the official host to the event.

A jury comprising of Sara Sozzani Maino, Shivang Dhruva and Anaita Adajania Shroff selected a winning designer to showcase the collection during Milan Fashion Week in September 2018. The winner was announced at FAD and Vogue Talents Gala Dinner hosted at The St Regis Mumbai which was attended by the India’s leading designers, industry insiders, celebrities, and socialites.
The winning designer brand was Huemn by designers Shyma Shetty & Pranav Kirti.

“The new generation of talents is our future and to support them is fundamental!” says Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor in Chief Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents.

“ We have been investing into future of Indian fashion and we are delighted to have partnered with Vogue Talents ( Italy ) to unveil Scouting for India and support a new wave of Indian fashion talents. We have been working on the project for over two years and we are ecstatic to finally see it come to life,” quote Shivang Dhruva, Founder & Director, FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style.
The first edition, which was recently unveiled, also gave over 40 emerging Indian designers an opportunity to engage with Ms. Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents for an exclusive mentoring at FAD Mumbai Campus followed by a feature in Vogue Talents issue.

On hosting this prestigious event, Mr. Rajendra Kalkar, President (West), The Phoenix Mills Limited said, “The Scouting For India Project which is an initiative of Vogue Talents in collaboration with FAD, we are honored to be hosting this event for the upcoming Indian Designers who will be getting a global recognition in future. We wish all the very best to all the finalists and hope to see a fantastic show!”

Mridang is a brand new concept : Ganesh Acharya

Under the banner of the Director’s Cut, the writer, director, and producer Ritesh S Kumar is bringing his upcoming film “Mridang” whose trailer and music had been launched yesterday (30/06/2018) at the First look Preview Theatre, Mumbai with much fanfare. Mridang is inspired from a true story of belief and superstition.

The eminent choreographer Ganesh Acharya was the guest of honor of the event along with the director-producer Ritesh S Kumar and the lead actors Manoj Kumar Rao and Rose Laskar.

Mridang is starring Manoj Kumar Rao, Rose Laskar, Aaditya Singh, Mazhar Khan and Birendra Gupta. The film is written, produced and directed by Ritesh S Kumar. The film is embellished by the music of Chunmum Pandit, Manoj Negi, and RamVijay Chandran. Mridang has been artistically captured by the cinematographer of the film Navin V Mishra and edited by Aanand A Ram. The background score is given by Manoj Negi, lyrics by Chunmumn Pandit, A B Mohan and Navin V Mishra and Choreographer by Devendra Chaturvedi and Mahesh V. Gavankar.
The story revolves around a married couple Aditya and Sonam, for whom financial hardships and lack of child was not bothersome but the broadminded Sonam fell in the trap of superstition when she comes to know about the wish made to Lord Shiva at the time of birth of Aditya, which was not fulfilled. Sonam repeatedly refers to this unfulfilled wish to Aditya but he mocks at her. The time takes a drastic turn and Sonam is fighting in the hospital for life as she met with a road accident, she is in the coma. After all this, Aditya decides to complete the journey of 105 km from Sultanganj to Baba Baidhmath dham, Deogarh without clothes. For this, he has to fight a legal battle so that the permission of the court can be obtained. Eventually Aditya gets a permit of the court with some restrictions and completes the journey of 105 km in a nude state.

The entire film is shot at Bihar, Jharkhand, and Mumbai and set to hit the theatre on 27th July 2018.

On this occasion, Ganesh Acharya quoted, “he had seen the movie trailer and the poster, and liked it. Mridang is a brand new concept. He further said he wants to give his best wishes to the whole team. The film has a song Om Namah Shivaay and his assistant Mahesh had choreographed. He was quite impressed by the songs.”

The film producer-director Riteish S Kumar said about the movie Mridang that “Mridang does not promote any superstition or conservative tradition of any kind. It brings faith and modernity together. We know that the main cast of Aditya being nude in the film will create a lot of controversies but the film Mridang will give young viewers a new experience of cinema.”

PERFUME teaser poster launched

Amol Kagne and Laxman Kagne of Amol Kagne Studios presentation, H R Filmdom’s producers Dr. Hemant Dixit and Omkar Dixit’s film PERFUME teaser poster was launched on social media. The film is directed by Karan Tandle who has also done cinematography.

PERFUME stars Omkar Dixit and Monalisa Bagal in lead with Chinmay Mandlekar, Abhijit Chavhan, Sayaji Shinde, Anil Nagarkar, Kamlesh Sawant and Bhagyashree Nhalve.