Ace choreographer Abhishri Sen is one if the leading Bollywood people who are using online avenues during the lockdown to connect with fans and dance enthusiast, across the country, with her fun-filled dance sessions!
She has now partnered with Bookaworkshop.in, a one of its kind digital platform which curates learning workshops across a wide gamut of subjects and range of activities. These masterclasses are led by experts from the respective field, thus offering the participants not only access to celebrity trainers but also gain quality knowledge and for the time and resources invested.
Her session will be on Bolly Hop, a dance form that blends hip-hop dance techniques with Bollywood moves. It is a fusion dance form that blends western moves of hip-hop dance with Eastern influences of Bollywood moves and takes your energy to a new high!
Abhishri Sen, part of Mudassar Khan’s team, has worked with Indian superstars like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar, Simalhotra, Tara Sutaria, but has also choreographed international sensations like Katy Perry and Ditto.
Her Bolly-hop session is scheduled on Sunday, July 05, 5:00pm – 6:30pm over a Zoom call. Registrations for her session is priced and registrations are on Bookaworkshop.in
Alia Bhatt is one of the top actors in Bollywood and has proven her talent time and again. We got a sneak peek into her office space which she has bought recently done up by her friend and Dear Zindagi art director Rupin Suchak to suit the actor’s aesthetics. On seeing the 2,800 sqft. office space, Rupin had a vision of how the place should look like and immediately came up with a plan to turn it around.
Alia has a sophisticated taste and Rupin has made that alive through the office space. It has multiple quirky yet classy features. There is a humongous 12 feet deep picture window that runs along the entire walkway and the most striking feature about the space. The feature allows lots of natural light which in turn comes in from the living room.
Speaking about designing Alia’s office, Rupin, said, “Even though the execution took 4 months, it was all worth the wait. Alia likes to be involved in every decision and because of her shoot schedule there were times we’d have to wait for her to approve and confirm certain designs and structures. I still remember Alia being specific about how she wants certain things but her one-line brief was that the place should have a very happy-go-lucky feel with unconventional and graphic art corners around. So we added a lot of Turkish colour palettes to the space which had a muted neutral base. Floor pillows, leather poufs, and comfortable chairs definitely add to the cosy atmospheres of boho interiors. This office space in a way was a great opportunity for her to express her love of art and design,”
Alia Bhatt who is thrilled see her office take a complete turnaround, said, “Rupin got the pulse of what I wanted to do with my office. He got the brief spot on and effortlessly. The space is now an extension of my personality and that is exactly how I had envisaged. He has made the place look more spacious, included a surprise element or two breaking monotony, yet giving it an overlay of serenity and coziness”.
The actor intends to hold her meetings and especially script readings at her brand new and quirky office space once the lockdown ends.
Alia Bhatt who recently made her debut on YouTube released her African Safari vlog. In the video, Alia takes the viewers through her enchanting journey at Masai Mara Safari in Kenya. Away from hustle and bustle, she spent her time at the wildlife reserve.
Taking to Twitter and Instagram, she shared the video and wrote, “Guys, come take a short trip with me to Africa. My new video is a look back at my magical trip to #MasaiMara Head to my YouTube channel to watch it now #AliaBe.”
In the video, the actor confesses on being on an electronic detox. She can be seen interacting with the locals and learning a few Swahili words from and teaching them Hindi, one of the local language, Swahili.
In continuing her environment conservation efforts, Alia Bhatt has unveiled the third installment of her wardrobe-sharing initiative, Mi Wardrobe Su Wardrobe (MiSu) to be hosted on SaltScout.com Hinged around World Environment Day, this edition will feature garments and shoes from actor and fellow eco-warrior Anushka Sharma’s wardrobe. Anushka is an ardent animal-lover herself and has worked tirelessly for the cause of conservation and animal welfare. Her support on Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe bolsters the eco-movement this World Environment day.
Like the previous wardrobe, this one will be showcased and available for sale on SaltScout.com, an online platform for charity auctions and sales. The proceeds from the same would support animal welfare, a cause close to Anushka’s heart.
Talking about the third installment of Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe, Alia Bhatt stated, “Production of clothes and shelf life has a skewed ratio which is a heavy burden on the environment. There is a severe lack of awareness and consciousness about the subject. I have already shared two wardrobes and am grateful for Anushka’s support on the initiative. I’m encouraging more and more friends to create MiSu wardrobes. It gives them an opportunity to connect with fans while also helping a cause they feel strongly about. And of course, I will continue to do more wardrobes myself.”
Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe is fashion for a cause, where select products are sold and the proceeds are disbursed to multiple charitable organisations within the country. However, the larger underlying objective is to create genuine awareness on recycling or upcycling garments, so the environment always benefits.
The first and second installments of Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe saw Alia’s wardrobe on sale at various platforms like the StyleCracker Night Market and SaltScout.com. Proceeds from the sales supported the Liter of Light project and The Corbett Foundation respectively.
Alia Bhatt has been championing the cause of conservation at multiple levels. She started an initiative called COEXIST two years ago and followed it up with Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe last year.
While most stars would spend hours at the gym getting in shape for their films, Aditya Roy Kapur underwent a body transformation of a different kind for Karan Johar’s Kalank.
Aditya, who is undoubtedly one of the fittest actors in the industry, had to lose muscle and sport a leaner physique for the film, keeping it as real as it could get.
Since the young star had bulked up for his previous film, he entirely stopped working out and resumed his regular diet to achieve his naturally lean frame.
Says a source, “Aditya enjoys going to the gym and most of his films in the past required him to sport a muscular physique. However, he had to lose all the muscle weight for Kalank, given that the film is a period drama and his look had to be natural and real ,typical to that particular era. Aditya stopped training in the gym and let go of his diet, eating just about anything to achieve the look”.
Aditya Roy Kapur is currently shooting for the next schedule of Kalank with Alia Bhatt and will soon start prep for Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2.
On the eve of his 70th birthday, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has announced his much anticipated & speculated return to direction. Bhatt will be directing the sequel to his 1990’s landmark film Sadak.
The film will see Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur uniting on the big screen for the first time. Not just that, this is also the first time that Mahesh Bhatt will be directing his daughter Alia.
Sadak was not only a commercial blockbuster but went onto achieving cult status and etched itself in people’s hearts as one of the greatest love stories of the time that has endured until date.
With his trademark candor and brutal honesty, Mahesh Bhatt describes the feeling of being back in the drivers seat as director for Sadak 2. “Like the spider gets its thread from his own guts. The narrative of Sadak 2 is pulled out from my lived life. It’s a film about living, loving and dealing with the anguish of the loss of a loved one.”
What is interesting is that, Sadak 2 will also see the Bhatt sisters uniting with their father for the first time for a film.
Mukesh Bhatt adds, “Though I have made so many films in the 32 years of Vishesh Films, Sadak has a very special place in my heart because it’s one of the most iconic hits of my career. My gladiator Mahesh Bhatt is back to perform in the arena once again. Sanjay Dutt and him have a magical past and they share a bond which is beyond professional understanding. With Alia coming on board, Pooja being there and my daughter Sakshi, who is the co-producer of the film – The three sisters will be seen performing important roles. I feel it is a very emotional moment for me to see this happening. Sadak is not just a project for me, it is very close to my heart. I know this journey will be the most fulfilling experience that I have had in so many years as a filmmaker and I am looking forward to it.”
A Mukesh Bhatt Presentation of a Mahesh Bhatt Film, Sadak 2 is a Vishesh Films Production and is slated to release on 25th March 2020.
The talented actress and super model Urvashi Rautela can easily be called one of the most sizzling and loving celebrity in Bollywood. She is a perfect combination of beauty with brains with a golden heart which believes in spreading love. The actress is one of those few celebrities who using her star power in the right way by not only entertaining the audience Via her films but at the same time contributing towards the society in need. Acknowledging her for this kind hearted nature, recently the Uttarakhand government honored the actress with the prestigious award of Uttarakhand Maharatana for her immense efforts and involvement in helping her hometown prosper.
According to a source close to the actress, Urvashi and her family recently attended a function at their home grounds in Uttarakhand where the actress was awarded with this special award. Amidst her busy professional schedule, the actress managed to remove time for this event as she is extremely close to her birth place and was overwhelmed with the acknowledgment shown towards her efforts. The actress who hails from Kotdwara in Uttarakhand had just lately donated food and basic amenities to Uttarakhand when they were hit with the dreadful floods in 2017. Through her foundation- Urvashi Rautela Foundation she has helped in every way possible. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal who presented this special award to Urvashi, also went ahead in expressing that Urvashi was the extremely worth enough for this award, she is a global icon and has won many international achievements thereby making a name of her hometown Uttarakhand and inspiring many with her deeds.
Expressing her thoughts on receiving the award, the stunning actress says, “I am a daughter of Uttarakhand , and so the feeling to get this Uttarakhand ‘s Maharatna award is extremely special. What a fabulous January to begin my year with.”
At work front, Urvashi Rautela will soon be seen in Hate Story 4 where she is going to be the hero of the film and will have an interesting character to look out for. The movie is expected to hit the screens on March 9, 2018. It is directed by Vishal Pandya and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar.