Gracy Singh back to the Goddess character with &TV’s Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein

With the unprecedented success of Santoshi Maa launched in 2015 on &TV, the channel is yet again happy to bring to the viewers a socio-mythology show titled – Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein, new narrative set to focus on a completely different aspect of Vrat Kathayein, that hasn’t been explored before. Well known actress Gracy Singh is known as an artist and individual who has a sweet, gracious and poised demeanour and has successfully mesmerised audiences across Television as well as Bollywood industry overtime and continues to do so even today. Extremely mindful of the kind of roles she has taken up over the years, Gracy will now, once again be seen returning to the television screen with the role of Santoshi Maa in &TV’s offering.

Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein brings forth a strong theme and originates from Maa instilling the true purpose and beliefs behind fasting and proper ways of worshiping in order to fulfil wishes. Through Santoshi Maa, the show will present diverse beliefs and practices behind the emergence of every vrat (fasting), stating the proper means to worship to attain satisfaction. Talking about taking up the divine role once again Gracy shared, “Fans and well-wishers keep asking me the reason I take up only select roles when I am constantly offered various roles. Well, the reason is that with every character, I look for something deep that I can connect with on a personal level. The character of Maa Santoshi in my first stint with &TV’s Jai Santoshi Maa was extremely fulfilling for me and to bring out the essence once again is surreal. Playing a divine character isn’t easy, but there’s an inexplainable positivity that it brings along. With Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein, I hope the viewers will appreciate the effort each one of us puts in.”

Further adding Gracy said, “My affinity towards Maa Santoshi is what brings me back to the character, and I couldn’t be more happier accepting this. The show will focus on the importance of Vrats in our lives and how it can be used as a weapon to fight all our troubles and adversities”.

Celebrating the innate divinity and showcasing the power of Vrats through a beautiful narrative, the show is all set to take the audience on a journey of spiritual satisfaction.

Santoshi Maa – Sunaye Vrat Kathayein coming soon only on &TV

Raj Singh once again turns Naarad on television

From playing the lead in many notable drama shows to attempting his acting skills by playing big bad negative characters, well-known television actor Raj Singh began his career experimenting with negative roles before finding his comfort space with the mythology genre. The actor has been essaying the mythological character of, Naarad Muni for the last two years and is once again set to play the character in &TV’s new mythological fiction show, Kahat Hanuman…Jai Shree Ram, produced by Peninsula Pictures.

Talking about picking this character once again, Raj said, “I have been doing mythological shows for the last three years and the character of Naarad has stayed with me for quite long now. People recognize me more as the character than with my original identity. Frankly, that makes me swell with pride as it says a lot about my art. I have always loved this character for its nature, personality and intelligence and considered it to be one of my strengths.”

Commenting on his comfort and love for mythological shows, Raj said, “While doing drama shows on and off, I have played quite a few negative characters. I have come to believe that positive characters are highly respected. Mythological shows in general are finite in nature and never follow a similar plot line which always gives viewers a variation in content and a different perspective to look forward to. In so many ways they help give a glimpse of our mythological history to the younger generation who are mostly exposed to content via television. While I would love to take up drama again, my fans have thoroughly enjoyed seeing me as Naarad and maybe someday I wish to play the lead in a full-fledged show on this character.”

An incarnation of the powerful and supreme Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman was created as the most powerful being on earth with a certain purpose and potential. Defining this purpose while giving viewers a glimpse of the tale between Lord Shiva and the invincible evil Ravana, Kahat Hanuman… Jai Shri Ram on &TV will narrate the story of Lord Hanuman’s origin. It is set to take the viewers on an interesting mythological journey of how Bal Hanuman eventually emerges as the greatest devotee of Lord Ram and manages to bring a successful end to Ravana’s reign of terror.

Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram coming soon on &TV!

Bagpat Ka Dulha trailer launched

Under the banner of the Fame Factory, Bagpat Ka Dulha is a comedy film in which the audience will see romance and drama together with Western Uttar Pradesh’s language and local art. The films’ trailer had been launched in the Mumbai.

On this occasion, the lead cast of the film Jae Singh, Ruchi Singh, Amita Nagiya, Lalit Parimoo, Puneet Vashistha, Producer Krishan Kumar Bhoot, Raksha Baria, director Karan Kashyap were present. The film is written and directed by Karan Kashyap. Suhas Singh and Kanupriya are the co-writers.  Under the banner of Raksha Baria is the producer of the film.

The main star cast are Jae Singh, Ruchi Singh, Lokesh Malik, Jiya Chauhan, Raza Murad, Lalit Parimoo, Ravi Jhankal, Amita Nagia, Puneet Vasishtha, Sheetal Dimri .

Bagpat Ka Dulha is a comedy film. This is the debut film for actor Jai Singh. Amita Nagiya, Lalit Premu, Raza Murad, Puneet Vasudha will also be seen in the main cast. The story of Bagpat Ka Dulha is very entertaining and it is going to give a lot of attention to comedy events. In the film the marriage of Shiva Shukla and Anjali is decided but the most important thing is that no one wants them to get married, even Shiva and Anjali do not even want to get married. This romantic comedy has a lot of confusion. Will they two get married even without their consent. This will be quite interesting to watch after all the confusion and comedy what happened to Shiva and Anjali’s marriage. The film has been shot at Meerut and Mumbai and will hit the theatre in November 2019.

On this occasion, the director Karan Kashyap quoted, “I was in search of comedy script and Bagpat Ka Dulha has all the flavor of humor. The film has ordinary Hindi language along with the local language of Bagpat and Haryana. The touch of local language of Bagpat is the main attraction of the film.”

On the trailer launch of the film, the producer Krishan Kumar Bhoot, quoted, “I am very much into film seminar, film festival and making. When Karan came up with the story of the film, I liked the story as it has essence of humor and the selection of Jai Singh as dulha is very much appropriate that I decided to produce the film. I believe Bagpat Ka Dulha will be successful in giving the enough dose of humor to audience. Bagpat Ka Dulha is all set to hit cinema on 15th Nov 2019.

Vishnu Vikram, Vikas Dave and Karan Kashyap have given the lyrics and music by Chand Saxena. Devang Pardesi and Bharat Chavan are the choreographer and Sajid Sheikh is the cinematographer in the film. The action is given by Heera Master and the background score is given by Chandan Saxena and Karan Kashyap.

Have failed several times on stage, my struggles are a key link to my success : Rajeev Khandelwal

Renowned actor, singer and host, Rajeev Khandelwal reveals his struggles in Bollywood for the first time on Firework. The social video app has launched its first Firework original for India – Reel, Reveal, Rajeev, featuring the struggles, aspirations and the real life of Rajeev Khandelwal in 30 second episodes. The actor, Rajeev Khandelwal, who recently celebrated his birthday, is giving his viewers an ‘inside view of his world’. Through these episodes, Firework aims to inspire users with stories of inspiration, accomplishment and persistence. Users can interact with the star on a weekly basis by following his Firework account.

(Rajeev Khandelwal on Firework:

The show was launched with 6 videos by the actor sharing insights into his acting journey and the lessons that guided him along the way. He shares key insights into life motivations when challenges are many and the myths associated with beginners. In the coming episodes, he will talk on various topics like his choice of roles, his beliefs, his vision for the industry, his passion to cook or his love for growing everything organic to beliefs that have carved a niche for him. As a self-made actor, Rajeev’s acting journey began as a dream and later translated to a success story due to his hard work and his drive to prove his capability.

Speaking on his presence on Firework, Rajeev Khandelwal, Actor, said, “My acting career has seen several shades, where struggles have been a key link to my success today. Early in life, while I failed several times on stage, I chose to stay committed to my dream and work towards it. Based on my experience, I advise acting aspirants to not be misguided and rely on ones’ own capabilities instead of rooting for connections. I believe my struggles are real and I have the opportunity to voice myself effectively. I have a story to be told and am happy to share my story through this versatile platform. The makers of the app have been proactive in differentiating this app in this cluttered short video space. The features in the app are safe and interesting to use, which was the key reason for me to share my closest thought on Firework. I look forward to interacting with users on stories of my life.”

Speaking on this announcement, Mr. Sunil Nair, CEO, Firework India said, “Rajeev is an impeccable actor and is accomplished across platforms. His diligence, passion and commitment are noteworthy which the users will applaud through this journey into the world of Rajeev Khandelwal. This is a great opportunity to know the man behind the screen.  Firework will give him an opportunity to be candid about his experiences in life and career. We are excited to have him on our platform and looking forward to bring his passion to life and creatively give our viewers such inspiring stories in 30 second segments.”

Firework became the fastest social video app to achieve 1 million users in only 5 months while still in beta, growing +200% quarter over quarter. Firework strives to remain relevant and give users every opportunity to stay meaningful with a seamlessly experience delivering a new view from their lens.

I am happy that Crazy Lagdi is getting so popular : Swaroop Khan

Singer from Rajasthan, Swaroop Khan, who also contested on one of the seasons of Indian Idol, is literally going places. After his PK song, Tharki Chokro became one of the chartbusters, the singer has recently sung a song Crazy Lagdi for Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Motichoor Chaknachoor, the song is already getting popular with viewers.  The song shows Nawazuddin trying his best to woo his neighbor Athiya Shetty and their unusual but fun chemistry will leave you in splits. Nawazuddin plays the character of an aging man in his forties who is desperate to marry a girl. He hooks on to his neighbor played by Athiya and gives his best to woo the girl into marriage. The song is sung by Swaroop Khan and the music is composed by Amjad Nadeem Aamir and the lyrics penned by Kumaar. This will be the first time Nawazuddin will be seen in a romantic comedy. The wedding-comedy was shot entirely in Bhopal and got its title from the fact that motichoor laddoos are served at weddings.

The song also gives a glimpse of some scenes from the film including the one where Pushpinder is seen following the leading lady while she is jogging, exercising, going by a rickshaw or at any possible place he could. The actor tries to woo Annie who repeatedly rejects all of Pushpinder’s ways and tactics until the two are seen wearing garlands at the end.

Sharing the song on Twitter, Nawazuddin Siddiqui hilariously captioned it saying, “It seems that you have to climb the ladder and speak in your ears…”

Swaroop is a versatile singer who has many popular songs to his credit. Ghoomar (Padmaavat), Mehndi (Dhanak), Bahut Hua Sanman (Mukkabaaz) are all interesting songs sung by the singer. He says, “I am happy that I am getting to sing different types of songs and if I sang a Tharki Chokro now I am singing Crazy Lagdi. It gives me a range that enables me to connect with viewers and get good work further.”

Urvashi Rautela in Neon Green at song launch of her upcoming film ‘Pagalpanti’

The actress recently took to Instagram to share an absolutely stunning photo-shoot of hers wearing a jaw-dropping neon outfit. From Hollywood to Bollywood, being on top of the trend, many ladies have been a part of the neon-brigade this year and Urvashi Rautela added more stars to it.

Urvashi Rautela wearing a jaw-dropping neon outfit
absolutely stunning photo-shoot of Urvashi Rautela wearing a jaw-dropping neon outfit

The actress was seen wearing a short, neon green blazer dress with a waist accentuating thick black and gold belt while attending the song launch of her upcoming film ‘Pagalpanti’. The glamorous fashionista shone bright next to the handsome hunk of Bollywood, John Abraham at the event.

Chunky Pandey coming with new SHORT FILM DHONU

One of the top heroes of ’80s and ’90s, Chunky Pandey has entertained us with his epic comic timing in the past and is back with great films like ‘Saaho‘, ‘Housefull franchise’ in different kinds of roles recently. After the success of ‘Tap Tap’, Chunky Pandey is gearing up for his next short film called ‘DHONU’ by the budding producer-director Deepak Ranjan Panda, on a digital platform.

The short film ‘Dhonu’ is a story about believing in dreams and to keep on struggling in the dream city Mumbai to make your dream come true.

Chunky PandeyTalking about his film, producer-director Deepak Ranjan Panda shares, “I’m very excited about my upcoming film and we have roped in Chunky Pandey as a protagonist. I had been working on the script of Dhonu for a very long time and written the script by imagining him as ‘Dhonu’. It wasn’t easy for a fresh director to convince the versatile actor to believe in his vision, but after quite a few narrations, I convinced him to be a part of it. I had to convince him as I knew if he wouldn’t have agreed to do the film, I wouldn’t have made Dhonu with any other actor since the character demanded Chunky Pandey the most”.

Chunky Pandey added, “This is my first collaboration with Deepak. When he discussed this project with me, I took time and realized after a few narrations that I had to be a part of it. This film is a rare gem and this kind of cinema comes far in-between so you can’t let go of such an opportunity. I’m very sure that this film will leave an impression.”

The film will have a social message with a pinch of comedy. Chunky Pandey is playing the role of a rhymester as a protagonist. This film boasts of the stellar cast such as Meiyang Chang, Anshuman Jha, laughter challenge finalist Jay Vijay Sachan, Supriya Roy & Kurush Deboo.

The releasing date of the film will be announced soon. In the pipeline, after this short film, Deepak Ranjan Panda will be directing his dream project which will be a feature film.

Kajal Aggarwal becomes the face of KhelPlay Rummy

KhelPlay Rummy – the online gaming platform which has revolutionized the rules and trends of playing online rummy, is bringing notable actress Kajal Aggarwal to join hands with them to become the face of the brand.

Kajal symbolizes both fun and success, making her the right choice to showcase KhelPlay Rummy’s vision. Such attitude and traits have tremendous synergy with rummy playing audience who have the passion to make it big. These synergies between Kajal and KhelPlay Rummy and the former’s interest in the game of rummy makes this the right combination.

Chaitanya SalunkeTalking about this association, Mr. Chaitanya Salunke – Head of Marketing, Khel Group said, “We are excited to have Kajal as the face of the brand as this will go a long way in improving the awareness of our brand and the game overall. Moreover, this affiliation will also help the people relate more with rummy and re-emphasize the fact that rummy is a skill-based game which offers fun & thrill at the same time. We are the rummy pioneers in India and look forward to many more users on KhelPlay Rummy’s thrilling platform.”

Kajal Aggarwal, an avid rummy player, whose thoughts and objectives resonate with KhelPlay Rummy’s ideology makes her an ideal pick for KPR to showcase their foresight in the arena of online gaming. Speaking about the move on becoming the face of KhelPlay Rummy, Kajal said, “I, like any other Indian has been playing rummy recreational for a while now. I am happy to officially be a part of KhelPlay Rummy who is one of the leaders in the online rummy space in India.”

She further added, “KPR’s initiative to bring about the confluence of rummy in the digital world is what the country needs now to be a part of the online gaming platform. It’s amazing to see the growing passion for rummy in India and KPR’s initiative to drive the generation via digital platforms to play the game.”

India’s online gaming industry is reported to generate a revenue of INR 11,900 cr by 2023 and is currently spurring at 22% CGAR by a KPMG report. To boost this further, KhelPlay Rummy has a database of 30 lakh users and continuously strives to engage their players and retain them by having an array of 10, 13, 21 and 27 cards rummy like pool, points, and deals. KPR actively enables their users to break in the online sports gaming and play responsibly with real money.

Kajal AggarwalThe thought behind the platform of KhelPlay Rummy is driven by the idea of customization and focusing on the target audience being the people who have access to data and smartphone/computer. Mr. Salunke also touched upon the fact that, “Engagement and responsible gaming are two of the most important attributes of an online rummy game. KPR has been ensuring both with tailored offers and tournaments with safe payment gateways. It has a large line- up of tournaments that provide players with opportunities to win and connect with other players. The offers run by the platform are crafted in a manner that best suit a player’s requirements.”

Rummy aficionados often look for gaming websites that offer rummy variants under one platform, complete security for financial transactions and profile information, and access to card games for free and cash. All these benefits can be found on KhelPlay Rummy’s website and app for rummy enthusiasts. If you like to play rummy, then you should definitely register on KhelPlay, as the website offers bonus to players, fair-play, games 24×7, choice of tourneys, and a lot more.

To enjoy the best of rummy, join KhelPlay and start playing today. With exciting tournaments and attractive cash prizes, this is the place to show your talent.

Out now: T-Series’ Punjabi folk recreation ‘Nai Jaana’!

She has been singing for more than a decade and her voice has been ruling the chartbusters non-stop. Tulsi Kumar’s name has been consistent with success and versatility and her ardent fans always want to hear more from the accomplished singer.

With her next offering, Nai Jaana, high on Punjabi lyrics penned by Nirmaan, with an element of fun and masti, Tulsi is set to mesmerise music buffs and her fans yet again with Sachet Tandon lending support on the male vocals.

Recreated by Tanishk Bagchi, Nai Jaana showcases a cute chemistry between the three talented actors:  TikTok sensations — Awez Darbar and Anmol Bhatia — and former model turned actor Musskan Sethi. Shot with full traditional, Punjabi pomp and splendor, the video is directed by Sahil Sangha.

Says Tulsi Kumar, “Nai Jaana is a beautiful Punjabi folk. We have tweaked it to an extent but the entire essence of the song remains intact. The song has a beautiful story revolving around a boy and a girl as she tries to convince him not to leave her and go because she loves him. It’s very beautifully shot and there’s lot of masti in the lyrics. Nai Jaana has got a very young, fun and spunky feel to it.”

Former model-turned-actress Musskan Sethi says, “I loved the original folk version, which is why I decided to be part of this reprised version of Nai Jaana. Sahil sir has directed it really well. Right from the costume to the backdrop to the lyrics and composition, the song has come out really well. It’s an old song getting refurbished in Tulsi Kumar’s voice. I was very excited since the time I heard the track. It was really nice to work with Awez also.”

Anmol Bhatia says, “This is my first song and the most challenging task was to dance since I am not someone who likes to dance. So I took it up as a challenge and rehearsed for 10 hours in a day. I had a whale of a time shooting for the song. I hope the audience will enjoy it. I’ve known Awez for some time but have worked with Musskan for the first time but we all synchronised well in terms of choreography.”

Awez Darbar adds, “I have a great working relationship with T-Series. The song is sung by Tulsi Kumar with whom I’ve worked with in one of our most popular and viral videos — Saki Saki — for my YouTube channel.  It fetched over 13 million views.  I loved the whole idea of Nai Jaana and immediately agreed to be part of it. The song has got a good hook step. I really enjoyed dancing to it.”

Alasmine ka Ishqnama’ on Sony SAB’s Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga

Love is in the air as Aladdin (Siddharth Nigam) and Yasmine’s (Avneet Kaur) love blooms again on Sony SAB’s Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga. Previously, the couple witnessed a tragic end to their dreamy journey together and the upcoming episodes are set to reunite this adorable couple. Alasmine continues to receive immense love and appreciation for their striking chemistry on the television screen and the episodes further will witness the much awaited reunion of these love birds as Yasmine finally comes to know Ali’s truth.

Yasmine has grave doubts on Zafar’s (Aamir Dalvi) intentions and is now on a quest to expose the conspiracy behind her father’s murder. Zafar is on a mission to open the doors of Raaz-e-Kainaat. While he succeeds to open the first door, it reveals Haiwaan-E-Hiblis, the Devil from the hell (Vinit Kakkar). In a shocking turn of events, Hiblis escapes Son Minar and Zafar in a fit of rage reveals that his efforts of killing the King and framing Aladdin for the murder didn’t help him achieve his goal, while being totally unaware that Yasmine who was following him has witnessed his confessions.

Shehzadi Yasmine after learning the truth is broken and as she heads to confront Zafar and Ginoo (Raashul Tandon), Ali stops her from putting herself in danger by openly confronting Zafar. The couple break into a fight just like old times where Ali addresses Yasmine as ‘Nakchaddi’, revealing his true identity as Aladdin.

How will Yasmine react? Will the love birds be together again?

Siddharth Nigam, essaying the role of Ali aka Aladdin said, “Aladdin and Yasmine are meant to be, although the story is on an intense point where Zafar is trying to reveal the Raaz-e-Kainaat, this reunion will bring an unexpected turn. After all that Alasmine has been through, the viewers will enjoy this Ishqnama. So stay tuned as Ali finally reveals his true identity to the love of his life.”

Avneet Kaur, essaying the role of Yasmine said, “There is a lot happening around Yasmine as she will comes to know her father’s real killer. Her world is shattering and learning Ali’s identity will bring a new twist to the story. I really enjoyed shooting for this much awaited reunion and I am eagerly waiting for our viewers’ reactions. So stay tuned to watch how Yasmine reacts after being called Nakchaddi after so long.”

Watch the gorgeous duo, Alasmine, as they take you through their Ishqnama on Aladdin: Naam Toh Suna Hoga every Monday – Friday at 9pm only on Sony SAB