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First Character Poster of Marathi Film Chumbak released

Marathi film industry has been abuzz ever since Akshay Kumar took to social media and speak his heart out in ‘Marathi’ about the soon to be released film ‘Chumbak’ which is presented by none other than Akshay Kumar himself.

The team of Chumbak have now released the first look of one of the three key characters in the film – Baalu, played by debutant teen actor Sahil Jadhav from Pune.

Baalu plays a restaurant waiter boy in the film who lives to fulfill his one little dream as the heartwarming poster tells us. Sahil Jadhav is a young school teen from Pune who is facing camera for the first time with Chumbak.

There is a very interesting tale the team shares about how Sahil was discovered.
The casting team led by Romil Modi and Tejas Thakkar had an arduous task in front of them as they were looking for an Baalu an actor who besides being a superb actor had the innocence yet the maturity about him that director Sandeep Modi has envisioned for it. Despite weeks of casting and casting with more than 250 kids across the different districts none of them fit the part. With just 25 days to start of shoot, the team decided to start the process all over again and found Sahil Jadhav, a school kid from Pune, who dabbled with amateur theater.

Having never faced the camera prior to this Sahil had to quickly dive deep into the part and went through two weeks of workshops and training with director Sandeep Modi and writer and Saurabh Bhave to prepare for it. Leaving no stone unturned, Sahil worked in the restaurant to prepare for the part, living with them for days.

Chumbak presented by Akshay Kumar, releases all over on the 27th of July 2018.

KAAY ZAALE KALENA music launched

Shri Dhanlaxmi Productions presentation KAAY ZAALE KALENA music was launched in presence of cast and crew. The music is composed by Pankaj Padghan, lyrics by Madhuri Ashirdhade and Shaunak Shirole. The songs are sung by Aadarsh Shinde, Sayli Pankaj, Rohit Raut, Rupali Moghe and Saurabh Salunkhe.

The film is love story of Sharad and Pallavi, releases on 20 July 2018. Produced by Pankaj Gupta, the film is written and directed by Suchita Shabbir. The screenplay is written by Kiran Kulkarni and Pallavi Karkera, dialogues by Rahul More and Suchita Shabbir, choreography by Sujitkumar and Suchita Shabbir, cinematography by Suresh Deshmane, editing by Rajesh Rao. Shabbir Poonawala is executive producer.

KAAY ZAALE KALENA introduces Girija Prabhu and Swapnil Kale. The film also stars Arun Nalawade, Sanjay Khapare, Vandana Waknis, Kalpana Jagtap, Shraddha Surve, Hemali Karekar, Suyash Jhunjurke and Ravi Faltankar.

Shweta Chaudhary wins coveted titles at Mrs. Earth 2018

The winner of Mrs. India Earth 2017 Shweta Chaudhary jet-setted to Las Vegas, USA early this month and represented India at Mrs. Earth 2018, a beauty pageant of phenomenal repute held annually and being successfully conducted under the pageantry of Michael Stanford. Shweta, happily married and a mother of two adorable kids, of Indian origin belonging to a small town in Banaras was always positive about manifesting her late father’s long cherished dream of her participating and winning a beauty pageant. She competed with 48 other short-listed married women participants from across the globe to win the two most popular and coveted titles: Mrs Earth People’s Choice – Queen of Queens & Ms Universe at the finale event held on the 10th of June, 2018.

An elated Shweta says, “It was an honorable and joyful journey to represent my country on an international platform and win titles. Thanks to my judges who looked on to me with so much kindness and trusted me with immense confidence to bestow me with the titles.”

Shweta who put her best persona forward to dazzle the international judges panel at all the evaluation rounds is eternally thankful to her trainer and mentor Ritika Ramtri. Participants were judged not just for their external beauty but also on various other parameters contributing to a truly vivacious personality.

Back at home, Shweta is closely associated with many causes, charities and NGO’s since the last four years and is thoughtful and proactive in bringing about notable change in benefit of the larger society. Mental wellness, environment resurgence, helping the blind & disabled and being an active ambassador of PH12 (personal hygiene) program for school girls are causes very close to Shweta’s heart. She has been appreciated and awarded by various ministries for her relentless contribution in betterment of our surroundings and society.

Talented, confident, compassionate & caring, Shweta truly is a beauty with purpose and has now concentrated all her energies on fulfilling her pageant milestones in her journey ahead.

Krushna Abhishek and Sweta Khanduri shoots song Ferari for film Sharma Ji Ki Lag Gayi

Nilkanth Regmi, Vanshmani Sharma of Rock Mountain Productions kept the shoot of Ferari song of their film Sharma Ji Ki Lag Gayi at Naigaon, near Mumbai.

The song was picturised on Krushna Abhishek and Sweta Khanduri choreographed by Lollypop. The film is directed by Manoj Sharma.

The songs are written and composed by Praveen Bhardwaj.

Taapsee Pannu and Big B’s first picture from the sets of Badla

Taapsee Pannu and Big B who first collaborated in 2016 epic courtroom drama, Pink are now back together as they have begun the shoot for Sujoy Ghosh’s murder mystery Badla in the Scottish lowlands.

The co-actors took an adorable selfie where Big B’s smolder and Taapsee’s radiating smile were prominent in the picture. This will be their second collaboration together and with a picture as good as this, we cannot wait to see how good the film looks.

In the meanwhile, the actress will also be seen in the upcoming Hockey biopic, Soorma with Diljit Dosanjh and Angad Bedi which is releasing on 13th July 2018.

YOUNGRAAD trailer launched

National Award Winning Director, Makrand Mane, known for presenting films with different story angles and out of box thinking is coming up with yet another but different movie ‘Youngraad’, the trailer of which was released.

Produced jointly by Vitthal Patil (Vitthal Patil Producation), Gautam Gupta, Gaurav Gupta (Future Works Media Ltd.), and Madhu Mentena ( Phantom Films ), ‘Youngraad’ is directed by Makarand Mane and stars four young actors in the lead, Chaitanya Deore, Saurabh Padvi, Shiv Wagh & Jeevan Karalkar. It also features leading actors including Sharad Kelkar, Savita Prabbhune, Shireen Patil, Monika Chaudhari, Shashank Shende, Vitthal Patil and Shantanu Gangane.

The story has been penned by Makarand Mane, who is also the screenplay writer along with Shashank Shende and Aziz Madari. Young Hriday Gattani and Gandhaar are its music composers, for which lyrics have been penned by Kshitij Patwardhan, Datta Patil and Maghlub Poonawala. The four songs have been sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Divya Kumar, Shasha Tirupati and Hriday Gattani.

‘Youngraad’ is a slang used to define vagrant boys in Nashik, the Dakshin Kashi (Southern Banaras) of India. Be it getting into fights or setting up a friend with his dream girl, these four friends have always got each other’s backs. But having a wrong idol in such impressionable years lands these four boys into a web of troubles that drastically affects their lives and brings them to a point where everything that they thought they knew about life disappears into oblivion and forces them to embark on a journey to redefine who they are.

“We are happy to launch the trailer of Youngraad, a fascinating tale of four adolescent boys that showcases the importance of friendship, innocence, love, family and values in those vulnerable years,” says producer Vitthal Patil.

“We are happy to venture into the Marathi Regional space with Youngraad. Marathi Cinema has inspiring content and powerful stories to tell with strong star cast and we are proud to be a part of bringing it to our audiences,” said Madhu Mantena.

“We are thrilled to launch the trailer of Youngraad, FutureWorks first venture into film production and hope it is received well by the audience.” says Gautam Gupta from FutureWorks Media.

Distinguished by the vibrancy, energy and memorable characters, this film is sure to keep the audience engaged in the plot that will come alive on the big screen on 6th July 2018.

SORRY to release on 6 July 2018

YDG Films banner presentation, producer Yogesh Dattatray Gosavi’s SORRY will release on 6 July 2018. He has also helmed writting, direction and editing department. Priyadarshana Gosavi is co-producer.

The story revolves around young play writer Saurabh. What happens in his life while writing a play is the story. The film is shot on 45 different locations including Jama Masjid, Basilica of Boms Church in Panaji, Buddha temple of Dharamshala, Vaijnath Shiv temple, Golden temple of Amrutsar.

SORRY stars Saurabh Chirmulla, Sulakshana Rai, Samruddhi Pache, Pooja Meshram, Mahi Kapoor, Chandrakant Bamne, Dr. Sanjivkumar Patil and others. Mahi Kapoor is executive producer and Avinash Fatepurkar line producer. The music is composed by Shrirang Dhawle, costumes by Mahi Kapoor, art direction by Vinod Walunja and Vijay Jogdande, cinematography by Harshad Mazumdar.

Director Milind Shinde’s RE RAAYA to release on 20 July 2018

Directed by Milind Shinde, a film on athletics RE RAAYA’s poster was released on social media. Radhe Motion Pictures presentation, the film is produced by Ajay Sukheja. Anita Sanjay Poptani is executive producer.

The story, screenplay and dialogues are written by Kiran Berad. The cinematography is by Pratap Nair, editing by Amit Sonawane, music by Mangesh Dhakde, lyrics and backgroung score by Milind Shinde. The songs are rendered by Kailash Kher, Javed Ali and Vaishali Bhesane.

RE RAAYA stars Bhushan Pradhan, Sanskruti Balgude, Uday Tikekar, Prakash Dhotre, Sudarshan Patil with National Award winners Vivek Chabukswar and Hansraj Jagtap.

Pritam Kagne joins the team MONSOON FOOTBALL

‘Halaal’ fame Pritam Kagne is roped in director Milind Ukey’s MONSOON FOOTBALL. The film also stars Sagarika Ghatge, Vidya Malvade, Chitrashi Rawat and Seema Aazmi.

All these actress will be seen playing football wearing saaree in the film. How these middle class ladies fulfill their passion for football is the crux of the film.

MONSOON FOOTBALL is heroin oriented film. How every lady character makes her dream come true is the journey.

Abraam Pandey shoots for a music video

Actor Abraam Pandey (currently seen in Khichadi returns) recently shot for a music video and says that he loved the experience. The actor says that the concept of the video was totally different and it took him some time to settle into his character. “It was an awesome experience and totally different to anything that I have done before. Initially, I was a bit conscious of the romantic and lovemaking scenes because I have always been part of comedy. People say comedy is tough, but I am quite comfortable with that. I find romantic and sad scenes difficult to shoot,” he says.

Talking about the video, he says, “It’s totally a cute and romantic love story. It talks about how you love your soulmate are beyond the physical limitations. We shot in Mumbai and on the outskirts.”

The actor has done theaters as well and says that all three mediums – theater, TV and the web are completely different. “For an actor, acting is important not the medium. But yes, I agree that TV is a bit different than theater and music videos because in theater there are no retakes because you have to perform in front of people. One mistake and you are out of the league. But in TV and music videos, you can take retake and replace the act which you don’t want. But in theater, you are being judged by everyone and you have that pressure to perform well,” he says.