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Rohit Shetty and Bhushan Kumar collaborate for ‘Cirkus’

The king of blockbusters Rohit Shetty is set to bring madness on the big screen with his new film. Presented by Bhushan Kumar in association with Reliance Entertainment the film titled ‘Cirkus’ is Rohit Shetty’s take on the classic play, The Comedy of Errors.

After the massive success of Simmba and appearing in Sooryavanshi, Cirkus will mark the third outing of Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh. The film features an eclectic star cast which includes Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma, Siddhartha Jadhav, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Vijay Patkar, Sulbha Arya, Mukesh Tiwari, Anil Charanjeett, Ashwini Kalsekar, and Murli Sharma.

Cirkus is set to go on floors next month and will be shot in Mumbai, Ooty, and Goa.

T-Series presents in association with Reliance Entertainment, Cirkus, produced and directed by Rohit Shetty. The film is set to release in the winter of 2021.

Ali and me share a Libran connection: Harshita Gaur

Harshita Shekhar Gaur who’s super thrilled with the views and feedback the trailer of Mirzapur 2 is receiving, spoke about her offline bond with her on-screen brother Ali Fazal. The trailer of the much-awaited show Mirzapur season 2 is out, launched at a virtual press conference. Harshita, who plays Dimpy, Guddu Bhaiya’s (Ali Fazal) and Bablu Bhaiya’s (Vikrant Massey), sister in the crime thriller Mirzapur revealed that the on-screen brother-sister duo have actually developed a sibling bond in real life as well.

Speaking about their real & reel life connection, Harshita said, “Ali has always been motivating and encouraging, be it on sets or in real life. He’s super fun, hardworking and someone you’d love to be around. On sets he would always pull my leg on things and almost read my mind. We are both Librans and share that Libran Connection. We are actually quite thick and share a thick bond.”

Ali Fazal had once commented on Harshitas instagram post where she is injured and battered, a picture from an action sequence. Ali commented on the post saying “Man every time I would see you like that, it broke my heart. It’s so weird , knowing fully well it’s only make up!! Like full bhai ka khoon khaulne wala vibes …love you sis.. this season is yours baby !! can’t wait to see you rock this new side of yours”

Harshita Gaur will be seen reprising the role of Dimpy Pandit in the series starring Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, Shweta Tripathi, Divyendu Sharma and Rasika Dugal. Mirzapur season 2 will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, October 23rd, 2020.

ZEE5 unveils power packed ‘NAXALBARI’ poster #ThokKeBadla

ZEE5 has always been at the forefront of creating and delivering great content to viewers. Even during the pandemic, the video streaming platform continues to present fresh Original content. The OTT player had recently announced that shoots of some of its Originals have started / resumed, with units following and maintaining all the restrictions and safety guidelines.

The platform released the first poster of the action thriller today, which also happens to be lead Rajeev Khandelwal’s birthday. The poster showcases Rajeev Khandelwal donning the character of an STF agent with a gun, racing against time, amidst the red uprising. The power-packed poster gives you a glimpse into the intense narrative of ‘NAXALBARI’.

The nine-episode action-packed series is a fictional account of the protagonist’s fightback against a red uprising. It is a race against time for Raghav (Rajeev Khandelwal) – a cop, who is up against all odds to save the day. An action-packed series that alternates between the dense jungles of Maharashtra and metropolitan cities which increasingly become hotbeds for the Naxal ideology.

The star cast includes Rajeev Khandelwal (Raghav), Tina Datta (Ketki), Sreejita Dey (Prakriti), Satyadeep Mishra (Pahan), Shakti Anand (Binu Atram) and Aamir Ali (Keswani) in prominent roles.

The show is directed by Partho Mitra and produced by GSEAMS (Arjun & Kartik).

‘NAXALBARI’ is slated to premiere on 28th November, exclusively on ZEE5.

Back in India after Bellbottom shoot, Lara Dutta recalls how safe and sanitized the experience was

Pooja Entertainment, the studio behind cult hits like Coolie No. 1, Hero No. 1, Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, and many more became the first production house to start shooting during the Covid-19 pandemic. The film in question is Akshay Kumar starrer Bellbottom. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, the spy thriller is being shot extensively in Scotland. The young producers Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh are ensuring that the cast and crew feel totally safe on and off the sets. 

Shooting in the thick of a global pandemic sounds daunting but Lara Dutta recounts how the challenges during this unusual time were dealt with professionalism and personal attention.

She says, “Initially, it was normal to feel a little anxious considering that Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly in India. But I felt immediate reassurance and confidence when I saw the many protocols in place and how correctly things were being handled. Ours was the first film to be shot after the lockdown but despite the nervousness, we were all eager to get back to work. We were all taken in a chartered flight to Scotland to retain and contain the safety bubble. On landing, we were tested again and sent into a two-week quarantine. It did not however feel that we were imprisoned as we had the company of each other. Akshay and Deepshikha had brought their kids and so had I. It was like being with an extended family and since all of us had tested negative, we spent time with each other and kept the circle tight and safe for each other and especially the children. So this gave me a sense of security.”

About the thrill of returning to work, she says, “When the shooting finally began, I was the first actor on the sets. To be part of the first film to be shot after the lockdown felt hugely gratifying. I felt grateful to be on a set where every single precaution possible was being taken, sanitization was meticulous and the cast and crew were checked every day.  Everything was secure, right from the food delivery on sets to the drivers who took us to and fro. Yes, we had to remove our masks during scenes but because we felt safe in a strictly regulated environment, we just wanted to do our job to the best of our abilities. “

When asked, what it was like to shoot in this kind of environment, Lara said, “It was a surreal experience and I hope this is not going to be the new normal. I felt immense gratitude towards Pooja entertainment and every member of the crew for taking such good care of us. We have done some  good work and am excited to see how the film turns out.”

Bellbottom, directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arrora & Parveez Shaikh finds itself in the company of a handful of international, mega-budget films that got back on the floors during the pandemic such as Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 and Jurassic Park: Dominion, managing to shoot in an unprecedented environment. In the process, Bellbottom has become the first film to complete shooting the entire film during the pandemic.

Anusha Mani is back again with her new soulful single ‘Nafarmani’

Anusha Mani is one of the most celebrated playback singers of Bollywood. She has given her fans some back to back chartbuster hits and music videos. Mani carved a niche for herself right from her first song ‘Dhoka’ from film ‘Johnny Gaddaar’ and continued with a string of super-hit numbers in Bollywood such as ‘Gulaabo’ (Shaandaar), ‘Tera Rastaa Chhodoon Na’ (Chennai Express), ‘Lehrein’ (Aisha), ‘Lazy Lamhe’ (Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic), ‘Zara Dil ko Thaam Lo’ (Don 2) and ‘Dil Me Jaagi’ (Dev D).

Recently, she launched her new song ‘Nafarmani’ with TM Music. The video entails a story of an inscrutable heart and its desires. Way more than just a music video that depicts the enigma of the heart, the narrative tells us how we have, for as long as we can remember, have no conscious influence over its impulses.

The tale of love is quite effortless and governed by the heart’s desires so, whether the heart controls us, or we control it, is still up for debates. And ‘Nafarmani’ here, is an epitome of disobedience by the heart. A subtle take on a heart that is unconsciously taming you to its whims. All these emotions are beautifully illustrated throughout the lyrics and encapsulate the theme of the song. So, as cliché as the saying may sound, the heart truly wants what it wants, and ‘Nafarmani’ here is the perfect embodiment of it.

Talking about the track the singer shared her excitement, “Nafarmani is extremely special to me, through this song I have tried to show that how we have little to no control and become a slave of our heart. ‘Nafarmani’ means disobedience and when you are in love you know nothing, you don’t see anything, you only see what the heart wants you to see.”

Collaborating with Goldie Sohel has been a wonderful experience. His career is flourishing & he has a beautiful musical journey that awaits him. Manoj Yadav is one of most talented writers of our times and having worked on songs before and ‘Savera’ my precious single, I have a certain faith in his work that makes me assured of the content he writes. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with for this song.”

Talking about the track Tarsame Mittal shared ‘We could not be more excited about this partnership. It is always exciting to work with like-minded individuals and people who share the same passion as you. As a part of the industry, we’re always looking to enhance the experience and entertainment quotient of our audience. Anusha has done a fabulous job with Nafarmani and I am sure the audience will love and appreciate this song.”

The song released on the 13th, and is already getting a lot of love from the audience.

Musician Ritviz collaborates with homegrown Indian app to release short original songs

Well known artist and musician Ritviz has introduced a very unique concept, recently he has released the world’s first short music album. The album, consisting of five 30 seconds short music tracks, is exclusively available on Moj for the creators on the platform.

The theme for these songs is young, playful and energetic, keeping the Moj creators in mind. Targeted at the millennial and Gen-Z audience present on the app, Ritviz’s songs have been kept light, taking users back to their teenage years. Besides this, Ritviz has showcased his strengths in creating fusion music with these tracks as well.

Talking about his experience the musician quipped “When the team of MOJ, reached out to me with the concept, I was instantly hooked. This entire idea is so fresh and this is the first time in the world that anybody has come up with such content, so I am sure the audience will like it. The tracks also are very non conventional and are different types of fusion, so the users and audience will definitely resonate them with me.”

Ritviz is an internet music sensation and has been creating music for over the past five years. Some of his biggest hits include songs like Udd Gaye, Liggi, Jeet and Sage, each clocking over 20 million views. Most recently he was part of a mini-series documenting life in the lockdown. He has over 1.5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

He is currently working on a new collaboration album with Seedhe Maut, and he will also be releasing a new track with Nucleya. We cannot wait to see the magic that this duo creates.

RJ Anmol digs out some secrets in Jammin season 3

RJ Anmol is rocking the stage with his anchoring skills and keeping audiences entertained with his knowledge of music on the Jammin season 3. The upcoming episodes have the anchor dig out some secret gems with his disarming candour. With his usual charm, he asks Bollywood singer Alka Yagnik “who is always late for recordings” and gets out the surprise reply “Udit Narayan”. To another question about who she imagines herself singing to when recording romantic songs, the reply not surprisingly is the king of romance “Shahrukh Khan”.

Another episode also has Javed Ali, the Kun Faya singer, sharing how his real name is Javed Hussain and he changed his surname inspired by and for his love of legendary singer Ghulam Ali. Which has now taken Javed Ali to great fame.

RJ Anmol not only makes the entire show come alive, but the Jammin episodes are sprinkled with interesting tidbits about every singer or musician’s personal life and journey. This is how the RJ’s radio anchoring skills have come handy, in addition to his years of experience and love for music.

Watch out Jammin this weekend and groove to the performances with RJ Anmol as he takes you on a musical journey.

Nikk reunite for a single Badaami Rang with Actress Avneet Kaur

Singer, lyricist and composer Nikk, who had recently launched a single Hosh with actress Mahira Sharma, is all set to now release another single. This time actress Avneet Kaur will feature in the single. The single is titled Badaami Rang and it’s a romantic song shot in the green and beautiful locations of Goa.

Nikk & Avneet said, “Music videos are fun and a learning experience. Earlier, too, we have done a single Teri Naar together and it was a huge hit and it crossed 110 million views. Yaari, which we did together, also crossed 247 million views. We loved shooting for Badaami Rang, because it is something different and unique, there is an amazing chemistry between us.”

Nikk and Avneet

Nikk is very excited about this new single. Previously, he played a romantic guy, but in this single, he teases the girls in the single. His handsome looks and dashing personality makes girls go mad over him in the song. He said, “Avneet is a talented and glamorous actress. Badaami Rang is about a romantic couple and how they enjoy time in Goa. Romance is one of the few things that people love to watch during the time of pandemic. It will be refreshing for viewers to enjoy a song shot in Goa. The song is supposed to give a European and countryside feel to the viewers with its locations.”

The song will be released under Bang Music Label on October 11. Earlier, too Nikk’s singles have crossed millions views and his music has found a connect with masses.

Suraj Thapar to enter Star Bharat’s Akbar Ka Bal…Birbal

A lot of twists with a heavy pinch of entertainment that is what Star Bharat’s Akbar Ka Bal…Birbal has been. With every new episode, the makers have made sure to keep the audience engaged with their powerful content. Well, thanks to the amazing actors which include the veteran Ali Asgar, Vishal Kotian and the other gorgeous ladies Charu Asopa and Aditi Sajwan.

Joining this gang of a humorous entourage will be Suraj Thapar. He will be seen joining the show as Kamran the nemesis of Birbal. The artist is very excited to join the cast of the show and can’t wait to come back on screen again

When spoken to Suraj he said that, “I feel blessed to have got an opportunity to be a part of such an amazing cast and crew. The character which is given to me is a negative one. The show Akbar Ka Bal…Birbal has made people laugh until now. Now coming into the show will be a different challenge altogether.  I hope I do justice to the character given to me.”

He further adds, “I was initially afraid to step out from my house because we have been told to remain inside. But as I started to shoot, the fear gradually started to decrease. I have worked previously with Parish, the director of the show. The main leads Ali and Vishal spread positive vibes on the set. Looking forward to bring the best!”

Well, the new addition in the cast has given us hopes and to keep the excitement constant.

So what are you waiting for…?

Tune into Star Bharat and watch Akbar Ka Bal…Birbal every Monday to Friday at 8pm

Gaurav Sharma announced production house KKUBERA SERIES co-owned by actor Paras Chhabra

This adorable kid from Bade Ache Lagte Hain, Gaurav K Sharma has grown up to be a successful director, cinematographer, editor and a screen writer. He recently announced the launch of his production house “KKUBERA SERIES” co owned by actor Paras Chhabra.

“Entertainment has always attracted me. Even as a child my parents saw the spark in me to act and encouraged me. Bade Ache Lagte Hain was a great experience, I learnt a lot. I was young though but I observed and tried to gain as much knowledge as I can,” says Gaurav K Sharma.

Gaurav believes that his strength is his sense of strong emotions. He thinks it is human emotions which drives the story “Emotions are the key that strikes a connection with the audience. It is the soul of the film”.

According to Gaurav creativity is about expressing an idea. It is how the filmmaker presents the story that matters, “Of course, as a filmmaker you should know about the nuances of film making, but this knowledge means nothing without the creative vision, which a filmmaker must inherently possess”.

Before concluding, Gaurav reiterated that he would love to explore as many genres possible and introduce people to some never -heard and never -seen before concepts.