Manoj Bajpayee’s statement on receiving the Padmashree Award

Since the time I heard the news I have been ecstatic And feel very honoured. My family, my friends, my fans, all of them have been sending their congratulations and love since the news came out.

When a performance is judged on the basis of excellence it’s truly amazing and the feeling of victory is much sweeter.

I’m privileged & honoured to receive such a prestigious award for all my film work. I’m grateful and humbled at the same time and I thank each & everyone who has ever appreciated and applauded by  efforts that I  put into all the characters that I play in films.

This is not an honor for Manoj Bajpayee the actor only but its an honour for the journey of conviction and the belief with which i have tirelessly worked towards my goal. I would really like to thank each and everyone who has contributed to this journey , my career and my life.

Celebritries attended Subhash Ghai’s birthday dinner

Meghna Ghai Puri, President of Whistling Woods International and daughter of filmmaker Subhash Ghai, held a surprise birthday dinner for her father Subhash Ghai on January 24th after the 11th convocation ceremony of Whistling Woods International.

212 graduates passed out from Institute yesterday with degrees and diplomas in film & media arts in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Highlights of the convocation was when Dharmendra and Filmmaker Govind Nihalani were honoured with the Institute’s Maestro awards for their legendary contribution to Indian cinema. Vijay Singh CEO Fox Star delivered an insightful keynote address to the graduates on their future role as flag bearers of the film industry.

The evening was followed by a surprise Birthday party hosted by his daughter Meghna and was attended by faculty heads of Whistling Woods and industry icons like Neeta lulla. Prahalad Kakkar Sabbas Joseph Manmohan Shetty, Pradeep Guha, Randhir Kapoor Ramesh Taurani and artistes who have closely been associated with Ghai, including Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff,  Ronit Roy  Shreyas Talpade, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik,  Sukhvinder Singh, Satish Kaushik, Alvira, Atul Agnihotri and other prominent guests.

When contacted Ghai admitted, “I feel blessed and humbled that all my friends, the faculty of WWI & stars came to shower their love and affection for me, on my birthday. That inspires you to further your life with joy and courage. That surely keeps me feeling better and younger.”

Shraddha Kapoor preps hard for her upcoming dance franchise

After wooing the audience with her charismatic dance moves in the famous dance franchise, Shraddha Kapoor is now gearing up for next installment of the dance film.

Ever since the Busy Bee Shraddha Kapoor stepped into Remo Dsouza’s dance film she has started prepping for it from day one. To keep the preparation on, Shraddha also took a dancer along with her on the recent schedule of Saaho shoot so that she can practice before the shoot and after the pack-up of shoot.

The actress took to her social media sharing a picture of her posing along with dancers captioning, “Team Love”.

Over the years, Shraddha spilling the magic of her dance moves on screen several times, ‘Sun Saathiya’, ‘Cham Cham’, ‘High Rated Gabru’ are chartbusters given by her where audiences have loved her dancing avatar and to keep the bar high Shraddha is working so hard for her dance film.

The actress is running a hectic schedule as she is not only shooting for her upcoming films but also for brand shoots for which Shraddha is constantly traveling between Mumbai and Hyderabad where she is shooting for the action film Saaho.

On the work front, after the success of Stree Shraddha will be seen essaying varied characters in her upcoming films Saaho, Chhicchore, and Saina next installment of ABCD which are set to be released in 2019.

Sadhna Singh leads the way as the trailer of Zindagi Tumse releases

The trailer launch of movie ‘Zindagi Tumse’ starring Sadhna Singh took place on 22nd January 2019 at Taste of Punjab, Bandra. Nadiya Ke Paar actress Sadhna Singh who has stolen the hearts of generations will now be seen playing the lead role in ‘Zindagi Tumse’. ‘Zindagi Tumse’ is a movie concerning the subject of the treatment parents get in old age homes and ill-treatment by their kids on growing up.

Many members of the cast and crew graced this event with their presence with Sadhna Singh catching the eyes of all. Many of her co-stars Karan Kullur, Simran Ahuja, Rajesh Puri also came out to promote the film. Simran Ahuja who won Ms India Magnificent in 2013 will be making her debut with this film. Veteran actors who made us giggle with their performance before Rajesh Puri and Guddi Maruti will also be seen as a part of the film.

Sadhna Singh who was also recently seen in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Mukkabaaz’ explained why she chose to be a part of the project, “When this film was offered to me I felt its concept to be a little old-fashioned where kids ill-treat their parents and don’t take care of them and thought this doesn’t exist anymore with our society getting better education. But soon after that, I heard about instances around me which made me realise that this problem isn’t extinct but is spreading like a disease and even our society being educated hasn’t helped solve this but would’ve made it worse.”

‘Zindagi Tumse’ also stars Marina Kunwar, Mayur Verma, Natasha, Jitu Vizrani, Pushpendra Tiwari and Master Rehan. The film is directed by Tariq Bhat and produced by Sona Enterprises and presented by Anand Manwani. The music of the movie is expected to launch on 19th February and film is set to release on the 29th of March 2019.

Sunny Leone to sizzle in a new mermaid avatar in Jhootha Kahin Ka!

Sunny Leone and Honey Singh’s chartbuster Chaar Botal Vodka is touted as the party anthem of all time. Now taking their successful association to the next level, Sunny and Honey are all set to reunite on screen for yet another groovy number in the upcoming madhouse comedy Jhootha Kahin Ka.

The hit jodi who is set to spring a huge surprise on the music lovers especially their ardent fans recently shot for the song in Thailand along with the actors Sunny Singh and Omkar Kapoor.

Based on the popular nursery rhyme Machli Jal Ki Rani Hai, the foot tapping number will witness Sunny in a never seen before avatar of a mermaid.

“This was something that I had never done before & I am very excited to know what my fans have to say about this new look, so I can’t wait for the song to be out,” Sunny informs.

“It was great fun shooting with Omkar and Sunny, they are easy to work with and great co-actors to shoot with, Honey Singh as always has done a fabulous job and I am sure everyone would see it and like it once it’s out” she adds.

“Jhootha Kahin Ka” is set to release on 15 March 2019. The film is directed by Smeep Kang and produced by Shantketan Entertainments and presented by Soham Rockstars Entertainment.  The movie stars actors like Rishi Kapoor, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Jimmy Shergill and Lillete Dubey.

SHIVA EK YUVE YODDHA music and trailer launched

S.G.S. Films presentation SHIVA’s music and trailer were launched in in presence of cast and crew. The film is produced by Dr. Sanjay More, V.D.Shankaran and Ganesh Darakh, directed by Vijay Shinde.

The album has 5 different tracks composed by Aditya Bedekar, penned by Babasaheb Saudagar. The songs are rendered in the voice of Kailash Kher, Rupali Moghe, Sagar Phadke, Swapnil Bandodkar and Krushna Bogane.

SHIVA EK YUVE YODDHA introduces Siddhant More (winner of Senior Mister Asia) and also stars Tanvi Hegde, Yogita Chavan, Milind Gunaji, Yogesh Meher, Sunil Godbole, Prakash Dhotre, Shobhana Dandge, Jeet More, Babasaheb Saudagar and southern actor Kamraj.

The film will release on 15 February 2019.

‘Facebook Wala Pyar’ first look unveiled

Poster of ‘Facebook Wala Pyar’ was unveiled. The upcoming Bollywood movie stars Rahul Bagga, Nancy Thakkar, Rajesh Sharma and Akhilendra Mishra in lead roles. AKKI Film Productions Presents, in association with Dream World Cinema, directed by Narayan K. Sahu, Facebook Wala Pyar is all set to release on Valentine’s Day, 14th Feb 2019.

Synopsis of the movie:

What would you prefer – Arranged marriage or love? The answer to this question is pretty easy for our protagonist Raj Kuwar Chaturvedi. Born into a family where people have always opted for the more orthodox ‘arrange marriage’, Raj is a rebel. A rebel who ceaselessly negates any effort by his lawyer father to get him married. Reason – He isn’t settling for arrange marriage.

And as the father worries, Raj does find love. But in the most unlikely manner. He finds love on Facebook. He falls in love with a girl he has never met, or for that matter seen in real life. A girl, who refuses to even put up her own photograph on her profile. Yet, Raj and Kumari Bobby hit it off. A most unconventional love story.

What happens when they finally meet offline, in the real world? Does Raj actually find the love of his life? Or is it all going to be in vain?

Make-up Man Santosh Gilbile debuts in Bollywood with MANIKARNIKA

Renown make-up man of Marathi films and theater Santosh Gilbile debuts in Bollywood with MANIKARNIKA.

Santosh started his career as an actor in plays. But in short span of time he understood that acting is not his cup of tea. Once when he went to watch a play, he saw his friend doing make-up of the artists. Santosh also stepped in as make-up man starting with children’s plays. Then there was tome of looking back. His journey went on from plays to many Marathi films.

Santosh worked for films like Killa, Ek Hazarachi Note, Ringan, Chi. Va. Chi. Sau. Ka., Shala, Rakshas, Salaam, Youngrad, Babu Band Bajaa and many more. He won many awards for his art.

Santosh also worked as Make-up Designer. He says, “There is difference between doing make-up and designing make-up. Make-up designing is very challenging as you have to make the actor what writer-director has picture in their mind. Secondly Theater and films are two very different mediums. You have to be more careful while working for films because camera shows your work closely.”

About debut Bollywood film Santosh says, “MANIKARNIKA was very challenging film as it is period film as well as biopic. I enjoyed working for my debut Hindi film.”

Omkar Dixit debuts with PERFUME

The fresh face Omkar Dixit debuts with upcoming Marathi film PERFUME. The film is releasing on 1st March 2019.

About his debut, the super excited Omkar says, “I am playing a guy from poor background. A beautiful girl enters his life and how his life changes, is the journey of the guy. Working in PERFUME will be my ever memorable experience. I started preparations from 2016 to get into the skin of the character. I stared going to gym, swimming, cycling etc. Also worked on dictions, language, acting, expressions etc.”

Amol Laxman Kagne and Laxman Kagne of Amol Kagne Films presentation, producers Dr. Hemant Dixit and Omkar Dixit of H.R.Filmdom’s film PERFUME is releasing on 1st March 2019. Swapnil Dixit is production head.

The film is directed by Karan Tandane. The film introduces Omkar Dixit and also stars Monalisa Baagal, Chinmay Mandlekar, Abhijit Chavhan, Sayaji Shinde, Anil Nagarkar, Kamlesh Sawant, Bhagyashri Nhalve and Heena Panchal.

The story is written by Kishor Girhe, cinematography by Karan Tandel, editing by Paul Sharma.

Abhijit Ghoshal’s music touches hearts on Army Day

Tuesday, January 15 is celebrated as Army Day and musician Abhijit Ghoshal made it really worthwhile for the families of army officers in Mumbai. At Mira Road sector 3, around 160 personnel from Armed Forces, including widows of martyrs, were felicitated at an event by civilians staying in Srishti sec 3. Abhijit paid a tribute by rendering a beautiful song composed by himself and written by Suresh Tiwari Yassh.

Abhijit says, “Every song that I compose comes from heartfelt emotions. This song was made for the martys and their supreme sacrifice for the Motherland. Seeing the tears in everyone’s eyes was the testimony that the song touched their hearts n emotions. It said- भारत माँ की सेवा में लगा हर सैनिक मेरा भाई है (Every soldier serving the motherland is my brother)।”

Abhijit’s music instantly struck a chord not only with the masses but also with the persons in uniform which is a matter of great pride. Abhijit has won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 11 times. Ghoshal is now an acclaimed singer in Bollywood and he performs in 14 different languages. He has worked with popular artists like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Kavita Krishnamurti, Shaan, Louiz Banks and many more.

A versatile singer, Ghoshal, who has successfully sung Bollywood songs, Geets n Ghazals is now a name in the Bhajan segment- the devotional genre of music. He has sung soulful bhajans of Sai, Kabeer, Tulsi, Durga, Kali, Nirgun, and Sufi. Ghoshal also launched his new album based on Sai Bhajans, ‘Sainath Aao’ last year.