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COLORS launches ‘Belan Waali Bahu’

A goofy yet loving ‘bahu’, her untiringly unhappy husband, a dysfunctional albeit hilarious family and the pivotal role of a ‘belan’ will now get added to your late-night entertainment-diet! Known to create divergent content for its discerning viewers, COLORS is set to launch an engaging narrative, Belan Waali Bahu – a comic-drama giving a peek into human impulses and tendencies. Produced by Shoonya Square, the show is directed by Deven Bhojani and helmed by Dheeraj Sarna (co-producer, writer and lead actor) and Ved Raj. Belan Waali Bahu traces the lives of a mismatched couple, Roopa Awasthi and Amarnath and how an ordinary item like a belan (rolling pin) changes life as they know it. The comic capers of the Awasthi family come to life on 15th January 2018 and will air every Monday to Friday at 10.30pm only on COLORS.

Elaborating on the concept, Manisha Sharma, Programming Head, COLORS said, “One of the most important part in every household is the Belan, so please don’t take it lightly or for granted. Often many men don’t use a belan but love to have rotis. Adding a little humor to this concept, Belan Waali Bahu narrates a story of Amarnath who always took his wife Roopa for granted and the famous belan never existed for him. Belan is mightier than the sword it can feed you or kill you but in our show it kills and believe me it will make the viewers die laughing. We promise a first of its kind show that highlights the dynamics between a dead husband, wife and a belan.”

The immensely popular television diva Krystle D’souza sports a never-seen-before look as she essays the role of the bahu, Roopa Awasthi while Writer & Producer turned actor, Dheeraj Sarna plays the role of the protagonist – the ghost of her late husband, Amarnath Awasthi.

Playing the role of the clumsy-yet-loveable wife – the ‘Belan Waali Bahu’ – Actress Krystle Dsouza said, “I am actually a lot like my character Roopa; many know me as a sophisticated girl who is always well-prepared for everything she does, but what they don’t know and have never seen is my absolutely clumsy side. With Belan waali Bahu, I’m extending my acting prowess beyond serious roles and trying my hand at comedy! So far it has been amazing and I am truly enjoying every day at work. which has turned out to be a very serious business! I’m fortunate to be working with comedy stalwarts like Dheeraj Sarna, Sudhir Pandey, Bhavna Balsavar and Deven Bhojwani from whom there’s so much to learn. This concept is novel and interesting, and I hope my fans and viewers appreciate my new avatar.”

Speaking about the show and his character, Actor, Writer and Producer Dheeraj Sarna said, “Writing has always been my passion. When I started illustrating Amarnath’s character, it somewhat grew on me. Though we auditioned many actors, but somehow, I realized nobody was able to envision the role as I had it in my mind. And as luck would have it, my team was also convinced that I should play the character myself! Amarnath is neither your typical romantic hero nor an egotistical male; he is a simple man who is never at peace and is perpetually frustrated. The show has a unique storyline; that coupled with the chemistry of all the characters will surely keep the viewers in splits.”
It is said a girl’s life changes when she gets married but this unique tale with a twist is about the life of a girl changing when her husband dies and turns into a ghost! Along with Krystle D’souza and Dheeraj Sarna in the lead roles, the show will feature stellar pillars of comedy like Sudhir Pandey, Bhavana Balsavar, Mushtaq Khan, Sikandar Kharbanda, Parijat, Shraddha Jaiswal and Sunayana Fozdar in key roles.

Embark on a hilarious journey with Roopa and Amarnath; Watch Belan Waali Bahu
Starting 15th January 2018, every Monday to Friday at 10.30pm only on COLORS

KriArj Entertainment reveals the First Look of Jasmine

KriArj Entertainment reveals the First Look of Jasmine. The film has been produced by Arjun N. Kapoor and Prernaa Arora’s production house KriArj along with Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani. ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ director Shree Narayan Singh will be directing this film.

Sanchita Sarkar celebrated birthday with close friends

Super Model and actress Sanchita Sarkar celebrated birthday with her close friends at The Bar Index, Oshiwara.

The beautiful model who has done film ‘Life Biryani’ and numerous commercials, was surprised to see friends at the venue who reached before her. Said Sanchita, “Actually birthday party was not planned. Few friends came my home and we decided to go The Bar Index. When we reached there I was surprised to see my friends who were already present with a nice cake.”

Then birthday song was on, cake was cut followed by dance and full on fun. Miss Sarkar was overwhelmed with the wishes and said it was truly memorable evening.

On the occasion Casting Director Harry Verma, Actor Micckey Dudani, Shashi Yadav, Fashion Photographer Chirag Sharma, Amit Sagar, Dev Ghosh and few other friends were present and enjoyed the birthday party.

Delnaaz Irani flooded with appreciation for short film ‘My Mother’s Wedding’

We have always seen big screen movies staying at the top & setting a benchmark in the eyes of the audiences but today it is short films that are taking the leap. With Sujoy Ghosh back to back hits such at ‘Ahalya’ & ‘Kriti’ , its Sanil Gosavi’s short film ‘My Mother’s Wedding’ that has grabbed the limelight and is all set to make their mark in the industry.

Television Actress Delnaaz Irani popularly known for roles in ‘Jamai Raja’, ‘Akbar Birbal’ & ‘Ek Deewana Tha’ is the next mainstream actor to make her foray into short films. Delnaaz who is no unfamiliar to the B-Town industry recently gave the audience a glimpse of her immense talent in trailer launch of her upcoming short film ‘My Mother’s Wedding’.

The movie is a story about a boy who talks about the acceptance of his mothers happiness. Delnaaz who is currently playing the lead in the movie recently gave the audience a glimpse of her immense talent on social media where she uploaded a sneak peak of a emotional scene from the film makings the audience head over heels with her touching and wonderful act. The scene along with the trailer has got the audience surprised making their excitement quotient higher.

Sharing a little about her experience Delnaaz mentioned, “It is been really really great working for this film. The movie has a story of a fresh mind which talks about a mother-son relationship and also has a very strong social message into it. The climax at the end is just the most amazing and its worth the wait.”

If the trailer is so amazing how do u think the film would be?

Sharanam Safar Vishwaas Ka to Golden Temple with Juhi Chawla on EPIC Channel

Sharanam Safar Vishwaas Ka with Juhi Chawla
Episode #5: Golden Temple
Date & Timings: Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 at 8 PM

Divinity dwells in the arms of peace and we get certain of this fact, in the sacred lands of Amritsar. Within the peaceful and blissful premises of the Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara in Amritsar, also widely known as the Golden Temple, devotees have claimed to find the real meaning of the “greater being”. The continuous chant from the verses of Guru Granth Sahib adds up to the already existing sanctified atmosphere. The focus of the Golden Temple is the famous Amrit Sarovar – a water tank that surrounds the shining shrine. The sacred water from this holy pool of nectar is vouched for its divine healing powers.

The Mumbai Fest from 19th to 21st January 2018 at MMRDA Ground, Bandra

THE MUMBAI FEST is going to the mother of all the festival with the huge foot fall in three and lot of celebrities both from the Bollywood and art faculty (not only from Mumbai but across the Globe) performing at the fest in seven different island of Mumbai concept created to celebrate its richness.

This mega fest is not only about the entertainment its about the spirit of Mumbai, people, humanity, culture, heritage and richness of this place.

THE MUMBAI FEST is a first of its kind fiesta to celebrate the soul of Mumbai. Amidst all its delights, delicacies, dismissals and drenching rains the city wraps us in its unconditional ONE LOVE. There is a plethora of events which celebrate various facets of the city but none that promote the undying spirit of Mumbai, which time and again proves to be the Urbs Prima in India.

The Mumbai Festival Trust are promoted by patrons from various walks of life. Through The Mumbai Fest we strive to capture the essence of Mumbai as a cauldron of cultures. The dynamic blend of the city’s Art, Cuisine, Cinema, Fashion, Heritage and Wellness will be re-explored on the magnum opus creation of seven thematic islands spread across the MMRDA grounds. Timeless celebrities, socialites, multi-religious leaders and motivators and budding artists will enlighten and entertain a diverse, monumental footfall.

The melting pot of Mumbai is all geared up for a carnival as colossal and dynamic as the city itself. This three day extravaganza will express love for the city, by the city. This ONE LOVE that will take Mumbai out of the map and into the hearts of the world!

The Mumbai Fest was officially launched recently which was done in the presence of His Highness Acharya Dr.Lokesh Muni, Swamy Indradyumna, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Kiku Sharda & Ankit Tiwari. Patanjali has also joined in hands with us to promote this Mega Event and the noble cause attached to this mega fest. Vinod Hasal- President, Krishna Kumar Singh- Vice President, Pranav Jayaram-Trustee, Amarnath Sharda- Promoter, Harjeet Anand -Treasurer, Avinash Singh -Promoter are main organisers of the fest.The Mumbai Fest will be erected on 4 Lakh square feet area at MMRDA.

Date: 19th , 20th , 21st January, 2018
Venue: MMRDA grounds, BKC, Mumbai.

Sakshi prepares Sakkarai Pongal in Tyohaar Ki Thali on EPIC channel

Tyohaar Ki Thali

Episode #21: Pongal

Date & Timings: Monday, 8th January, 2018 at 8 PM on EPIC Channel

To celebrate Pongal, Sakshi Tanwar prepares Sakkarai Pongal, a kind of sweet halwa. She regales us with various Pongal stories from her mom’s collected postcards, including a Shiv and Nandi story. She then makes Pulihora or tamarind rice which is common to the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. There’s also Chola Paniyaram made from sorghum and urad dal that’s considered a royal dish. Sakshi serves it with a special coconut chutney.

Vikram Gokhale in RASHTRA

Producer Bunty Singh of Inder International has made RASHTRA. Inderpal Singh has written and edited the film with direction. In his debut directorial venture, Mr. Inderpal Singh has chosen the subject of Maharashtra politics.

Veteran actor and power house Vikram Gokhale will be seen in the film. The another usp of film is two politicians RPI president Mr. Ramdas Athavale and Raju Shetty of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana has also acted.

RASHTRA also stars Mohan Joshi, Rohini Hattangadi, Milind Gunaji, late Reema Lagoo, Sanjay Narvekar, Deepak Shirke and Ganesh Yadav. The music is composed by Nikhil Kamath and Inderpal Singh.

Altaf Raja’s first Marathi qawwali in VEDA BF

Altaf Dadasaheb Sheikh’s film VEDA BF music was launched recently in Pune. Bollywood actor Gavie Chahal was chief guest. Singer Altaf Raja was also present on the occasion and he has sung a qawwali in Marathi for the first time.
Mumbai Creation Entertainment and Mustafa Malik production, the film’s story, screenplay, dialogues, lyrics is written by Altaf Sheikh who has also directed the film.

VEDA BF stars Nagesh Bhosale, Vinit Bonde, Prajakta Deshpande, Dr. Vishakha Dhuge, Sagar Gore, Vijay Navle, Altaf Sheikh, Shailesh Pitambare and Vrundabaal. The music is composed by Mono Ajmeri.

VEDA BF is set to release on 19 January 2018.

Mrunal Kulkarni’s son Virajas Kulkarni to debut with Hostel Days

Actress Mrinal Kulkarni’s son Virajas Kulkarni has grown up around films. Being star son, the young boy remembers being surrounded with actors since childhood. So taking up a career in films was an obvious for this theatre and film graduate Virajas who is making his Marathi debut in director Ajay Naik s HOSTEL DAYS with Prarthana Behere, Aroh Welankar, Akshay Tanksale and Sanjay Jadhav.

22 year old Virajas Kulkarni has even assisted mother Mrinal in her directorial debut Rama Madhav. The proud mother (Mrinal Kulkarni) shared, “Technically, my son became an independent director before me. Much before I made Rama Madhav, he had already directed and acted in his first play Anathema. I am glad that he made this career choice and am looking forward to see him succeed in many projects.”

Having learned script writing and screen writing Virajas is careful about the projects he picks. “Director Ajay Naik’s approach to films is what made him to choose it as his debut film. Ajay is the musician at heart so his treatment to a film intriguing. He approaches a film like a song, creates a base and then adds layers. I found that process pretty interesting,” says Virajas.

When asked does he discuss about work with Mother, Virajas said, “After accepting the film, I discussed it with her and she helped me with few insider tips. With the help of her experience and cinematic knowledge I am sure I can’t go wrong.”