An international ensemble for Prabhas’ Saaho

Earning the title of the action superstar with Baahubali franchise, Prabhas has been gearing up for his upcoming action thriller Saaho. In order to ace the action segments of the film, Prabhas is leaving no stone unturned and has roped in Hollywood masters to assist him.

The actor has gone under strenuous training as he will be seen performing high-octane stunts.

In order to help Prabhas ace the action sequences and for the newness of the action to be showcased, some 50 member Hollywood crew created it. Kenny Bates who was in charge for the action for big-ticket Hollywood ventures like Training Day, Bad Company, Transformers, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, has coached Prabhas.

Prabhas has left no stone unturned as he went under extensive action workshops for the multilingual film. The actor sometimes spent as many as 10 hours at a stretch to master the new stunts. So far, the one has caught just glimpses of the film’s action scenes in the teaser and the discussion around it clearly shows that the audience has been talking about the surprise element and the novelty of the terrific stunts.

The actor shot to fame with his fantasy adventure movie Baahubali: The Begining, which released in 2015. The second installment of the franchise Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has been the highest grosser films ever in the history of Indian cinema. Prabhas who had dedicated 5 years to the shoot of Baahubali was showered with multiple offers during the shoot of the film, however, Prabhas chose to focus only on the magnum opus.

The actor will be next seen in the big-budget film ‘Saaho’ alongside Shraddha Kapoor and his next movie under the direction of ‘Jil’ fame Radha Krishna Kumar. The working title of the movie is ‘Amour’ along with Pooja Hegde.

 

Producer Anand Pandit unites Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi for the 1st time!

Movie Connoisseurs have an exciting 2020 to look forward to as Legend Extraordinaire Amitabh Bachchan and the dynamic Emraan Hashmi will be coming together onscreen for the very first time, for an intriguing mystery thriller produced by Mr Anand Pandit and helmed by Rumi Jaffrey!

The taut thriller is all set to release on 21st February 2020, and marks the first time Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi work with each other onscreen. The film is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures & Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Anand  Pandit  Motion Pictures has been at the forefront of successful cinematic ventures such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Sarkar 3, Satyamev Jayate, Bazaar and the recent blockbuster Total Dhamaal.

Producer Anand Pandit speaks on his association with this exciting project and thespian Amitabh Bachchan, “My friendship with Mr Bachchan goes back a long way. I have not met any other actor who matches his skill and commitment. It is an honor to be a part of creating a film with him, and I have always admired Emraan’s body of work, so am looking forward to seeing him onscreen with the legend for the first time. Given the subject of the film, I do believe we have a winner in our hands.”

Writer Director Rumi Jaffrey adds on returning to direction with such a fascinating storyline and casting coup of getting Mr Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi together, “A film is a collaborative effort and when you have one of the best actors in front of the camera and a veteran producer behind the lens supporting you and leading all creative efforts, then making the film is a fantastic experience!”

While the other details around the film are heavily under wraps, initial reports have suggested it to be a thrilling entertainer, keeping audiences by the edge of their seats to watch Mr Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi facing off against each other in pivotal roles along with veteran actor Annu Kapoor.

The film will begin its first shooting schedule on 10th May with the dynamic duo…do watch this space for further updates on this exciting project!

2 band Radio opens in London with an awesome response

Rahat Kazmi has made a mark among the international audience with his films like Identity Card, Mantostaan and Lihaaf. He was recently in the news for making a movie with TV actress Hina Khan. The film titled Lines is already in the making. The movie also features Farida Jalal and is in the post-production stage.

Well, Rahat Kazmi along with Tariq and Zeba Sajid productions in association Wiyh Riaan Rai productions from UK, have made another satirical feature film titled 2 Band Radio, and has opened to a great critical acclaim at its world premiere at Watermans Art Centre Cinema under the UK Asian film festival. 2 Band Radio had been selected for the UK Asian Film Festival. The film is set in the ’70s in a Himalayan village where people have never seen a radio ever and how the first radio in the village becomes the reason for a big mess. Tere Bin Laden fame actor Pradhuman Singh will be playing the main lead in this film with NSD’s senior actress Neelu Dogra. Meanwhile, UK based actor Jitendra Rai is in parallel lead in the film. Tariq Khan, Ritu Rajput, Rahat Kazmi, Zahid Qureshi, and Hussain Khan will be seen in supporting roles. Interestingly, the movie has achieved a milestone after its premiere at the world premiere. The audiences were enjoying the film throughout and applauded the actors and makers.

Rahat said, “The film is really relevant in today’s times because it revolves around greed and how it leads to frustrations and disappointment. We are so happy that meaningful films like these are finding an audience abroad and we are getting such response and respect for it. While making the film we knew it had great potential because the script was good, but I never knew it will open to such great reviews at the world premiere. This only makes us look forward to making more such films internationally. My crew and team is also excited with the opening here in London.”

The entire team was seen celebrating the reviews and response it evoked. The film will release in India and other parts of the world soon.

Kartik Aaryan All Set To Make The Youth Aware Of Elections And The Importance Of Voting

The elections are right around the corner and looks like we need to do everything possible to get the voters and especially the youth to bring out of their homes and get them to the voting booth. And now the state of Madhya Pradesh has a unique technique to connect to its youth and make them aware of the importance of voting with all the help and support of national crush of this nation, Kartik Aaryan.

The Election Commission Of India has appointed Kartik Aaryan as state icon for Madhya Pradesh for promotion of voters participation. Kartik Aaryan recently has proved to be a crowd favourite. His movies are proving to be superhits at the box-office and the audience is loving this dimple-boy with dashing looks. No wonder, to connect to the youth which constitutes an important percentage of our voting population, Kartik has been brought on board as a face to promote voting participation. A source adds, “The youth plays a very integral part in voting and elections. To appeal to them, new techniques have to be applied that brings them to the voting booths. And the common campaigning and processions are not something that connects with the youth. But a rising superstar like Kartik Aaryan can make the young minds understand its importance and how they play a key role in the nation’s development. Kartik has a huge mass following amidst men and women and it’s a very smart move to make him the face of such a campaign and get more people aware and understand certain things.”

We couldn’t agree more… Kartik Aaryan has proved to be a youth icon and with the mass following he has, he’s easily the actor to watch out for.

Mango People Media’s Love, Lust & Confusion Season 2 is out now!

After the tremendous success of the first season, Mango People Media is back with season two of the web series Love, Lust & Confusion. The series is now available for a binge watch on Viu. And the show just got bigger with some stellar additions to the cast, which include well known B-town actors Shiv Pandit and Sanjay Suri, and Gaurav Chopra in a much larger role than his cameo in season 1.

Talking about the show, Producer Neha Anand says, “The reaction to the first season had completely surprised us. The show had managed to find a connect with the young generation, especially women. Needless to say, we were excited at the prospect of bringing out the second season. Our endeavour has been to take the show notches high, in all aspects.” Love, Lust & Confusion had found a huge millennial fan base when it was released last year, becoming one of the most watched web series in the Indian content space, especially in the smaller cities. The lead character, Poroma Sarkar, played by Tara Alisha Berry, struck a chord as the young indecisive woman who is trying to figure out love and life.

Apart from creating a dialogue about the new-age independent woman, the show came to be referred to as a fashion trendsetter feeding to aspiration of the viewers who have been looking at alternative means of entertainment.

Victor Mukherjee, the writer, and director of the show can’t stop beaming. “The success of the first season only brought in more responsibilities. We have worked really hard to ensure we don’t fall into a cycle of repetitiveness. While the season takes the story of Poroma Sarkar ahead, we have tried to ensure the audience finds it a satisfying experience. We have upped the confusion, even as the story takes a mature turn keeping in mind the growth our audiences expected,” he reveals. And from the initial buzz that we have, the team has kept up to its promise.

The show also stars Meiyang Chang, Ankit Bathla, Rajat Barmecha, Mohini Shimpi, Swati Vatssa, Meghana Kaushik and fresh talents such as Sajjad Rezwan.

Akshay Kumar shoots for a special song for Karan Kapadia’a Blank

Karan Kapadia’s debut film, Blank directed by Behzad Khambata, will have a special number from the Khiladi – Akshay Kumar. He has shot for the song yesterday (Monday) at a suburban studio in Mumbai.

The song, which is a groovy number, will be posturized on Akshay Kumar and Karan Kapadia. It is composed by Arko, sung by B Praak, who recently gave his voice for the song Teri Mitti in Akshay Kumar’s Kesari. The dance number is choreographed by Ranju Varghese.

Talking about the song and Karan, Akshay Kumar says, “The boy has genuine ‘acting ‘ skills and I saw a spark in the boy for a short film that he again did all by himself that was recognised by Cannes. And with Blank this boy has gone multifold in terms of acting and performance..

Karan has chosen an unconventional route for his debut and I am Proud of him..

Doing this song for him is my way of wishing him All The Best!!”

The story line of this action thriller revolves around the life of a suicide bomber essayed by Karan Kapadia.

Carnival Motion Pictures and EaseMyTrip.com present, an Echelon Production, produced by Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, Mr. Nishant Pitti, Mr. Tony D’souza, Mr. Vishal Rana and &Pictures “Blank” starring Karan Kapadia and Sunny Deol in lead roles, directed by Behzad Khambata is all set to release on 3rd May, 2019 & is a Panorama Studios Distribution nationwide release.

Ruchi Malviya overwhelmed with the response for ‘The Embrace’

Actress Ruchi Malviya is currently on a work high as two of her projects saw the light of the day recently. Her short film The Embrace directed by National Award Winning director Verna Bakshi, starring Sunny Kaushal and her was nominated for Filmfare Awards. The movie is now streaming live on Humara Movie.

Her second project, Flip, released on Eros Now directed by renowned filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar has been receiving great feedback too. Ruchi is a part of Flip which encapsulates 4 different stories, she being a part of The Hunt starring Sheetal Menon and Naman Shaw.

When asked her, Ruchi said, “I am loving how 2019 has started for me with two of my short films out there. The Embrace was shot 2 years back and I’ve had the best time shooting with Sunny and Veena Ma’am. The concept is so relevant to today’s time and situation. I am so happy to see the feedback and reviews the short film is getting and being nominated for Filmfare is like the icing on the cake. As for Flip, I cannot thank Bejoy Nambiar enough for making me a part of this project. I loved the story and just being a part of such a talented cast and crew gave me so much exposure. It’s doing pretty well and I’m loving this double whammy phase I am in :)”

Talking about her future projects, Ruchi said, “It is a struggle to be honest, when you’re an outsider here. But having said that, I am here to put my best foot forward and work and collaborate with story tellers. I have always said this, I am an actor and I feel we’re lucky today we have so many platforms to showcase our talent- be it short films, web shows, ott platforms, TV commercials… I am just currently basking in the light of these two projects and feel thankful to all those who’ve been a part of this journey.”

Subhash Ghai launches new music video on CLEAN GANGA

After making a short documentary KUMBH – THE POWER BANK which was highly appreciated by chief minister and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 2018, I got an invitation by Sanskar Bharti as guest of honour to participate at their event at Kumbh in February 2019 at Prayagraj.

During my visit at Kumbh, the idea of making a music video on River GANGA struck me. Since many years now Ganges have been under severe pollution and lot has been spoken about if River Ganga is still pure or no. When I thought to conceptualize a music video revolving around River GANGA and its cleanliness issue, I first personally discussed the issue with the directorate of Namami Gange project initiated by PM Narendra Modi. Then I penned down the lyrics “ghar ghar Ganga jab bhi aaye- Maili ho kar laut na jaye.”

I inspired the students of Whistling Woods music school to compose the score on the lyrics. Within a very short span of time they completed the music in our School’s music studio. The song is composed by music students Antara Vaidya and Vaishnavi Sriram with Abhishek Bonthu as programmer. Vaishnavi and other students gave vocals.

It was a very proud moment for us when our music video was presented in front of a very large crowd at Kumbh 2019.

Although I have written full song on clean Ganga this video displays only a mukhda of the song. Please enjoy it n wait and watch for full song being produced under Mukta digital studios Mumbai.