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Khuda Haafiz becomes Vidyut Jammwal’s biggest opening movie ever

Romantic-action thriller movie Khuda Haafiz that released on 14th August under Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex has received a tremendous response from netizens and Jammwal-lions across the country. The First Day First Show or the opening night of the movie has emerged as the biggest Vidyut Jammwal movie ever. The actor who is best known for his prowess in action sequences and martial arts showed off his softer side in Panorama Studios Khuda Haafiz , making audiences fall in love with his powerful performance. With a gripping narrative and stellar performances, audiences have shown the cast and makers with love and adulation across social media channels. Comedy movie Lootcase released last week on Disney+ Hotstar VIP received a similar response and has since become the biggest comedy movie on the platform.

 Vidyut Jammwal said, “I am eternally grateful to receive such an overwhelming response from my fans across the country – the Jammwal-lions and the critics. This success would not have been possible without their constant appreciation and support and I will be forever indebted. Playing the character of ‘Sameer’ was intriguing and challenging for me at the same time and I had to do a lot of unlearning for it, but it gave me a perfect chance to hone my skills.”

Director-writer Faruk Kabir adds, “Khuda Haafiz is so personal in many ways and I’m glad Vidyut, team and my efforts stand validated by the audience today.”

Khuda Haafiz is the story of a young, recently wedded couple from India – Sameer (Vidyut Jammwal) and Nargis (Shivaleeka Oberoi), who decide to go work overseas in search for better career opportunities. Under mysterious and shocking circumstances Nargis goes missing in a foreign land and Sameer, a helpless common man tries everything in his power to bring his wife back safely with him. The movie has been inspired by a series of real-life events and has been written & directed by Faruk Kabir and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak (Panorama Studios International).

 Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex ushers in a new re-imagined ‘first-day-first-show’ for Bollywood fans by releasing the most anticipated movies directly to digital, featuring some of the biggest and most loved actors of Bollywood. These include Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in Laxmmi Bomb, Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt in Bhuj: The Pride of India , late Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi and Saif Ali Khan in Dil Bechara, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Pooja Bhatt in Sadak 2, Abhishek Bachchan in The Big Bull amongst others. To access Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex and enjoy the magic of Bollywood blockbusters, users need an active subscription of either Disney+ Hotstar Premium or Disney+Hotstar VIP

 Catch Vidyut Jammwal’s romantic side only on Khuda Haafiz, Now Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar VIP

Fall in love with the romantic melody ‘Jaan Ban Gaye’ from Khuda Haafiz

After weeks of anticipation, Disney+ Hotstar last week released the trailer of the much-awaited Bollywood movie Khuda Haafiz. A romantic action thriller inspired by real life-events has been directed and written by Faruk Kabir and stars Vidyut Jammwal and Shivaleeka Oberoi in the lead roles. After receiving widespread acclaim for the trailer, the makers have today released the first song from the movie. Titled ‘Jaan Ban Gaye’, the melody perfectly sets the mood of the film and beautifully portrays the journey of falling in love.

With music composed, arranged & created by Mithoon; the number has been sung by Mithoon, Vishal Mishra & Asees Kaur. With sweet melodies and heart touching lyrics, the song is sure to bring out a plethora of emotions. To mark the launch of this song, Vidyut Jammwal, Faruk Kabir and Mithoon got together for an unplugged jam; where they discussed some interesting trivia about the movie!

Actor Vidyut Jammwal who will be seen in a romantic avatar says, “I have always admired Mithoon and his creations. It is an outstanding composition and I am excited to share it with the audience.”

Director Faruk Kabir adds, “For me the music of Khuda Haafiz is what breath is to the soul.”

Ask him about the treatment given to the music in the film, and he shares “Each song and poetry is fiercely original & partu of my character’s rawest emotions intricately woven into the story while I was writing it and not an after thought or conventional compulsion. It’s a choice.” 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cJAFFQn_I&feature=youtu.be

The creator of award-winning tracks, Mithoon shares, “Jaan Ban Gaye is a song when life starts to become a celebration because of the arrival of the most special person in your life. These relations are what make life so beautiful; it adds a whole lot of colour in your life. And based on what director Faruk Kabir briefed me, I wrote the song myself and that’s kept the zest in the arrangements. Vishal Mishra came up with a very interesting tone to the song and Asees Kaur brought the therao and the dignity of a beautiful female vocalist.”

Singer Asees Kaur adds, “There is a sense of serenity in all of Mithoon sir’s compositions which inspires me to look forward and hear out new things whenever I interact with him. “Jaan ban gaye” I feel he gave perfect treatment to this song, you can sense love in its purest form. I am sure it will make you fall in love all over again.”

Khuda Haafiz is the third movie slated to release under Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex. The movie features Vidyut Jammwal, Shivaleeka Oberoi, Annu Kapoor, Aahana Kumra, and Shiv Panditt. It is written & directed by Faruk Kabir and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak (Panorama Studios International) and Music by Mithoon on Zee Music. Khuda Haafiz is set to release on 14th August 2020 only on Disney+ Hotstar VIP  

Jaan Ban Gaye Out Now!

Producer Anand Pandit unites Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi for the 1st time!

Movie Connoisseurs have an exciting 2020 to look forward to as Legend Extraordinaire Amitabh Bachchan and the dynamic Emraan Hashmi will be coming together onscreen for the very first time, for an intriguing mystery thriller produced by Mr Anand Pandit and helmed by Rumi Jaffrey!

The taut thriller is all set to release on 21st February 2020, and marks the first time Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi work with each other onscreen. The film is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures & Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Anand  Pandit  Motion Pictures has been at the forefront of successful cinematic ventures such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Sarkar 3, Satyamev Jayate, Bazaar and the recent blockbuster Total Dhamaal.

Producer Anand Pandit speaks on his association with this exciting project and thespian Amitabh Bachchan, “My friendship with Mr Bachchan goes back a long way. I have not met any other actor who matches his skill and commitment. It is an honor to be a part of creating a film with him, and I have always admired Emraan’s body of work, so am looking forward to seeing him onscreen with the legend for the first time. Given the subject of the film, I do believe we have a winner in our hands.”

Writer Director Rumi Jaffrey adds on returning to direction with such a fascinating storyline and casting coup of getting Mr Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi together, “A film is a collaborative effort and when you have one of the best actors in front of the camera and a veteran producer behind the lens supporting you and leading all creative efforts, then making the film is a fantastic experience!”

While the other details around the film are heavily under wraps, initial reports have suggested it to be a thrilling entertainer, keeping audiences by the edge of their seats to watch Mr Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi facing off against each other in pivotal roles along with veteran actor Annu Kapoor.

The film will begin its first shooting schedule on 10th May with the dynamic duo…do watch this space for further updates on this exciting project!

People enjoyed my bhajans in multiple languages in Chicago: Abhijit Ghoshal

Abhijit Ghoshal, who is a singer to reckon with,has made a name in the genre of devotional music. Recently the singer was invited by the Bengali association in Greater Chicago for a Bollywood  concert and the crowds were mesmerised by his performance. Later, he was also invited by a Jain temple to perform and he sang bhajans in Gujarati and many other languages. All of these were his original compositions and the singer got a huge round of applause.

He said, “I received a lot of love from the NRIs in the US. Although being a Bengali, I was singing in many other languages and not once they found it to be different. In fact, they enjoyed it so much that the association invited me to come in the future too. Also, versatility is important and so I felt that singing in multiple languages helps me connect with people.”

Abhijit has won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 11 times. Ghoshal is now an acclaimed singer in Bollywood and he performs in 14 different languages. He has worked with popular artists like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Kavita Krishnamurti, Sadhna Sargam, Shaan, Louiz Banks and many more.

A versatile singer, Ghoshal, who has successfully sung Bollywood songs, Geets n Ghazals is now a name in the Bhajan segment- the devotional genre of music. He has sung soulful bhajans of Sai, Kabeer, Tulsi, Durga, Kali, Nirgun, and Sufi. Ghoshal has also launched his new album based on Sai Bhajans, ‘Sainath Aao’ last year.

Abhijit Ghoshal: I am touched by Annu Kapoor’s depth of knowledge

Lately Music Wizard Abhijit Ghoshal was part of Jashn-e-Rekhta, a three day festival which is celebrated annually in Delhi and it is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Urdu language, literature and culture.

Here Abhijit shared stage with actor Annu Kapoor. The performance was at Major DhyanChand national stadium New Delhi,where Abhijit and Parul Mishra were singing to the storyline narrated by Annu Kapoor.

Everyone knows that Annuji is a stalwart when it comes to an in depth knowledge of Indian music and films.He also sings very well. Abhijit was highly impressed by his impromptu presentation before thousands of music connoisseurs present there.

He said, “I sang some of the most popular Bollywood hits of Majrooh Sultanpuri Saab and loved the way the huge audience applauded by joining in with their vocals. And just like me, the viewers were impressed by Annuji’s deep knowledge of any subject. He knows the history, relevance and is able to keep viewers connected with artists like us through his knowledge. I am happy and honored that I got to share the stage with Annu Kapoor.”

Meanwhile, the event had popular celebs like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Vishal Bhardwaj and many more.

Another ‘Home’ run for Amol Parashar

Amol Parashar is proving himself to be internet’s favorite boy with his every new digital offering. After ‘It Happened In Hong Kong’ and ‘Ready 2 Mingle’ – his third show this year and the biggest one – ‘Home’, directed by Habib Faisal, has recently released on Ekta Kapoor’s streaming platform ALT Balaji.

The young talented actor, who has worked across Theatre, Ads, and Films – shot to sensational fame with a stupendous performance in his first web series TVF Tripling as the carefree DJ Chitvan. The young audience has been in love with his boyish charms and comic timing. With ‘Home’, Amol explores a more serious side of himself as an actor and is seen sharing screen space with veteran actors like Annu Kapoor, Parikshit Sahni, and Supriya Pilgaonkar. ‘Home’ focuses on a middle-class family that stands to lose their house because it has been deemed illegal by the state. Amol plays the young son who gives up on his own dreams and joins the family to save the house by fighting against the system.

The first 6 episodes of the show have been launched on the digital platform, and it has been getting great reviews from critics and audiences alike who couldn’t stop praising the show. While the whole cast is terrific in the show, Amol’s performance as Vansh Sethi is especially notable, as this is his first serious drama, and he stands solid ground in front of great co-actors like Annu Kapoor and Supriya Pilgaokar.

Amol is quite overwhelmed by the great response coming his way and the fact that he has proved his versatility as an actor working with stalwarts. Amol says “The response has been phenomenal. I have been getting a lot of messages about how people are loving the show, and my character Vansh. I got a chance to work with a great script and character and on top of that a terrific team of makers and co-actors, so I was always confident that we were onto something good. I am glad that the show has met all expectations and touched people’s hearts in this way. I am much more excited about the second half of the show, the next 6 episodes that are going to be released soon. The story will take more interesting turns and there is more focus on how Vansh and the young brigade decide to take matters in their own hands.”

Amol has been enjoying a golden run on the internet with all his shows hitting the mark with the audience and we are very excited to see more of him in ‘Home’ and his upcoming offerings.