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Amitabh Bachchan’s first film SAAT HINDUSTANI completes 50 years of release

Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hindi film industry with SAAT HINDUSTANI released on 7th November 1969. Big B completes 50 years of his journey in Bollywood.

SAAT HINDUSTANI was written and directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film portrays the heroic story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule.

The film also stars Utapal Dutt, Madhu, Shehnaz, A.K. Hangal and Anwar Ali.

Check out Arjan Bajwa’s look in Zee5’s original series CHHABBIS GYARAH

The talented actor Arjan Bajwa will be seen essaying a pivotal role in ZEE5’s upcoming Original series, Chhabbis Gyarah which is based on Sandeep Unnithan’s book – Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11.

The eight-episode series unravels the untold stories and is a true to account narrative of the various events that turned into the prolonged terror siege of Mumbai on 26th November 2008.

Arjan will be seen essaying the role of Colonel Kunal Sahota, the commanding NSG officer who was in charge of the Black Tornado mission. He was the mentor and guide for all the commandos. He personally handpicked the team which seized the terror attack.

In the first look reveal image Arjan Bajwa is spotted with a deep embed scar across his cheek which leaves you stunned and sombre. The scar is the testimony of a previous heroic operation the colonel was been part of in Nagaland where a bullet went through his cheek and exited through his neck.

He is reffered to as the ‘bullet catcher’ by the other black commandos. The colonel has experience, wit and immense courage and Arjan Bajwa spent some time with him to understand the many layers of his personality.

Sharing his experience, Arjan Bajwa said, “When I was offered the role, I immediately looked up the internet to know more about the officer however, there were only a few mentions and video clips available. I hope after this series audiences at large will learn about this Indian hero who was the backbone of the entire operation. I am humbled that I got the opportunity to essay this role and I cannot wait for it to premiere on ZEE5.”

Produced and created by Abhimanyu Singh of Contiloe Pictures and co-created and directed by Matthew Leutwyler, the gripping narrative provides a first-hand account of the tragedy that befell Mumbai, the city of dreams. The series will shed light on hitherto unknown facts about the entire incident.

This edge of the seat thriller also features an impressive cast comprising Arjun Bijlani, Vivek Dahiya, Sid Makkar, Tara Alisha Berry, Khalida Jaan, Jyoti Gauba, Roshni Sahota, Suzanne Bernert, Naren Kumar and Jason Shah.

Kolkata film festival to screen Lihaaf in competition round

Rahat Kazmi’s upcoming movie Lihaaf which has already won hearts of people round the globe is all set to participate in 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) in Competition round next week.

Organized by West Bengal Film Centre and founded in 1995, KIFF is the second oldest international film festival in India. The organization is recognized by International Federation of Film Producers’ Association (FIAPF-Paris), an international authority of film festivals.

KIFF would be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt, Rakhee Gulzar, Kumar Shahani among others at Netaji Indoor Stadium on November 8. This year, the festival, which will continue till November 15, has received approximately 2,500 entries from 76 countries which include 214 feature films, 152 short films and documentaries for competition and non-competition rounds.

Nevertheless, the parameters of competition are on two levels, Indian and International level. Lihaaf would be participating in the competition of Indian Film Languages, consisting Roya Sadat, Ajja Husain, and Jeffrey Jeturian as jury members. Meanwhile, the Best Film would receive Rs 7 lakh and the Best Director in this category would receive cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with Hiralal Sen Memorial Award.

The festival would be attended by the starcast of Lihaaf along with the director and the producers in Kolkata. The team is excited to participate in the event after the successful screening of their film worldwide.

Directed by Rahat Kazmi, the film is produced by Tariq Khan, Zeba Sajid, Namita Lal, Ashish Wagh, Umesh Shukla and co-produced by Oscar winner Marc Baschet. The film features Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sonal Sehgal and Anushka Sen in the lead roles while Shoib Nikash Shah and Mir Sarwar would be seen in parallel lead roles. The film also showcases the director and the producers in special appearances while Naresh Kamath has given soul to the music. Stay tuned for the festival schedule and tickets!

Urvashi Rautela channeling Ariana Grande vibes in Pagalpanti’s latest song Thumka

A peppy dance number, ‘Thumka’, is one of the most anticipated tracks of this year from Pagalpanti featuring John Abraham and Urvashi Rautela along with the entire star cast of the film, released last week and the audience seems to be loving it already.

The beautiful Urvashi Rautela has created quite the stir with her new avatar, she has nailed off 3 very different & fresh looks. The diva is donning a chic metallic all black look, a fresh summery beach looks in the song

Her third look in particular is receiving a lot of appreciation on social media, which is inspired by Ariana Grande wherein we see her in an all-white ensemble with an Ariana like signature high ponytail which has been stylishly accessorised as well.

Talking about her looks in the song Urvashi’s stylist Sanam Ratansi said, “The song Thumka is a fun party number, so I have kept all the looks very glitzy and glamorous. Urvashi loved the idea of having a long ponytail like Ariana, she thought it would create a different image from her previous looks. It took us two hours to attain the look and Urvashi sat through very patiently during the entire process.

Sharing her experience about the same Urvashi said, “We had a blast while shooting the song. I am so happy that the audience loves the song and my looks as well. We tried something different and I love Ariana’s style, she has a very cool yet sexy vibe which we tried to show.”

The multi-starrer film, Pagalpanti which is being helmed by Anees Bazmi is set to hit the screens on November 22nd has Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Ileana D’cruz ,Pulkit Samrat & Kriti Kharbanda along with Urvashi Rautela & John Abraham in lead roles.

Actor Eshaan Shanker goes raw and real for his upcoming project

Eshaan Shanker who was last seen in Abbas Mastan’s ‘Machine’ is all set to be a part of a film titled ‘Pav Bhaji’ which is directed Ashokk R Konkade.

Just like the title, the film too is very different as it is all going to be shot in real locations as well as in the real light and without any makeup.

“I am very excited to be a part of this film, when I first heard the narration I was in awe by the story and my character. The character is something that I have not played before but I am all set to take this up as a challenge,” says actor Eshaan Shanker.

The film Pav Bhaji will display the rawness of the city and at the same time have a background of crime, drugs and human trafficking.

Other than this, Eshaan has also signed a few more movies and will begin their shoot soon.

The first look of the film Sab Kushal Mangal out, film releases on 3rd January 2020

They say if the year starts with a good omen, the whole year is likely to be good. The makers of Sab Kushal Mangal have decided to release the film on the very first Friday of the new year and it won’t be wrong to say that they wish it to be a Sab Kushal Mangal year for audiences.

The makers of the film unveiled its first poster on social media platforms, announcing it’s upcoming release on 3rd January 2020. The film marks Akshaye Khanna’s return to comedy and introduces the world to two new actors, Priyaank Sharma, son of actress Padmini Kolhapure and Riva Kishan, daughter of actor Ravi Kishan.

The poster of the film directed by Karan Vishwanath Kashyap, has Akshaye with a gun pointed towards Priyaank while offering a red rose to Riva with his other hand. With a promise to be quirky, crazy and romantic, the film looks like a rollercoaster ride that promises to leave audiences with tears of laughter.

Presented by Nitin Manmohan’s One Up Entertainment, Akshaye Khanna and Abhishek Jagdish Jaiswal, the film marks the debut of Prachi Nitin Manmohan as a film producer.

Hotstar Specials’ unveils first look of new show based on infidelity: Out of Love

Meet Dr. Meera Kapoor – a doting wife, a loving mother and a trusted doctor. Everything about her life was seemingly perfect; until the fateful day when she found out her husband was having an affair. Hotstar Specials has just released the first look of its latest show – Out of Love, a gripping portrait of a marriage that’s poisoned by infidelity and heartbreak. And raises the key question – when faced with infidelity, would you Forgive, Forget or Fight?

Starring Rasika Duggal as Dr. Meera Kapoor and Purab Kohli as her husband Akarsh Kapoor, the show is an official adaptation of the award winning BBC series, Doctor Foster. Produced by BBC Studios and Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Aijaz Khan, Out of Love depicts the emotional and psychological dilemma that erupts from complex relationships.

Hotstar Specials’ presents Out of Love will be streaming on Hotstar VIP from 22nd November 2019!

Reliance Entertainment To Release Panipat Worldwide On December 6th 2019

One of the most awaited period dramas of 2019, Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat is all set to hit the theatres worldwide on December 6. The film stars super amazing talents like Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and an eclectic cast that includes Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Bahl and Zeenat Aman in a Special Appearance which makes it all worthwhile.

We all know how Ashutosh’s films are all about intriguing storylines and majestic sets, which gives the best cinematic experiences. With Panipat too, the maverick director is all set to take his magnum opus Panipat to an all-new cinematic high. He has made sure that everything from the grand sets, casting the best actors to hire the best technical team, everything’s just on-point.

Speaking about the film, producer Sunita Gowarikar says, “Our film Panipat will bring alive the great glory of Marathas and will showcase not just the epic battle in which more than a lakh soldiers were martyred but also the reasons behind the war. It is an epic tale of great historical significance.”

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, says, “It is our privilege to associate with such a magnum opus that will showcase one of the biggest ever battles fought in the world. The scale, grandeur and compelling story telling will make it an unputdownable watch when the film opens in theatres.”

Producer Rohit Shelatkar of Vision World says, “We are proud  to be a part of such a film which will showcase one of the biggest battles ever fought.Panipat will also show how this battle changed history. Being directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, we are sure that this will be a visual treat for all of us.”

Panipat is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. The battle was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.

Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, Panipat is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World. The film is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.

Aditya Singh Rajput’s never seen before act in Alt Balaji’s GANDI BAATT 4

Hi-street supermodel Aditya Singh Rajput who is well known to play very distinctive and versatile roles on television and films has been roped to play the lead for Alt Balaji’s one of the top shows GANDI BAATT’S next chapter.

When asked Aditya about the show, he confirmed that he is shooting for GANDI BAATT 4 as the male lead but remained tight-lipped about his look and his role as he is under contract to reveal anything till the 1st look is released by the channel. All he said that his fans and audience will be stunned to see him in the new look & a never-seen-before character

He thanks Sachin Moite the director of Gandi Baatt, Neha sengupa, Rahul Kadu and says “I wanted to work with Ekta Kapoor ma’am and Baljit Singh Chaddha since long” expresses his gratitude to them.

GANDI BAATT’S next chapter will release on 7th November and will set the temperature high with its bold content and great cast.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui shakes a leg with Sunny Leone for Motichoor Chaknachoor

Garnering millions of views and creating waves with the trailer of his new rib-tickling and off-beat romcom – Motichoor Chaknachoor, Nawazuddin now burns the dance floor with a lit-up song ‘Battiyan Bujhaado’. After trying to woo his lady love in Crazy Lagdi, Nawaz will now be seen in a never seen before avatar, as he matches steps with the queen of hearts Sunny Leone, and together they bring down the roof in this foot-stomping promotional song for the film. Motichoor Chaknachoor, directed by Debamitra Biswal uniquely showcases the marital journey of the most unusual jodi – Pushpinder Tyagi and Anita Awasthi played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty.

Sung and composed by Ramji Gulati, who is joined by singer Jyotica Tangri, Battiyan Bujhaado will bring the vibe and tempo to every party, on its way to becoming the next anthem of the season when it launches today.

Setting temperatures soaring yet again, Sunny Leone said, “I was hooked to the soundtrack from the very first time I heard it. A catchy tune, that really grows on you, Battiyan Bujhaado is a full-blown dance song, that will surely be on every party’s playlist. And shooting the song with Nawaz, with whom I am sharing a screen for the first time, was an extremely enjoyable experience. He has quite surprised me with how sporting and fun he can be at dancing, on and off-screen, which the audience will see when the song launches today.”

Producedby Viacom18 Studios and Woodpecker Movies, Rajesh and Kiran Bhatia, Motichoor Chaknachoor is set to release on November 15