What would a man do when he is informed about the sudden demise of his young daughter? As his world comes crashing down, the loving father is troubled with a barrage of questions that his intellect can’t answer about his daughter’s untimely demise! The recently released trailer of Eros Now’s upcoming movie – Halahal, a crime thriller inspired by true events that chronicle the journey of a father in the pursuit of the truth about his child’s death shall numb you to the core.
Halahal’s trailer offers a peek to what lies ahead. An untimely death, a determined father, a scrupulous cop, and the relentless chase to find out the truth! Inspired by true events, the trailer of the movie gives viewers a crystal clear idea of the power-packed performances by Sachin Khedekar who plays the role of a distraught & resolute guardian, and Barun Sobti who plays the part of a police officer aiding him in this dangerous search. Will Dr Sharma find out the mystery behind his daughter’s death? Will they ever find the correct answers to all the questions that are tormenting the family?
Helmed by Randeep Jha & produced by Zeishan Quadri, Shalini Chaudhary and Priyankka Bassi, Halahal with its excellent storyline is sure to keep the audiences hooked to their screens till the last minute.
We cannot wait to unravel the mystery! Have a look at the trailer
Star Plus along with production house Cockcrow & Shaika Entertainment will bring forth a new fiction show titled ‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin’ for its viewers. The show revolves around a triangular love story and is the remake of the super-hit Bengali show ‘Kusum Dola’. The show stars Neil Bhatt, Aysha Singh and Aishwarya Sharma in the lead roles and will go on air from 5th October on the channel.
Talented Actor Neil Bhatt will be dawning the look of an IPS officer Virat Chauhan who will be seen torn between his love and duty. Virat (played by Neil) is in love with Patralekha (played by Aishwarya Sharma) but due to unforeseen circumstances and in an attempt to fulfill his duty, he has to marry Sai the daughter (played by Aysha Singh) of a martyr.
Talking about the launch of his new show, producer Rajesh Ram Singh says, “The storyline of the show focuses on a love triangle, with a father-daughter relationship forming the larger arc. We have started shooting from 1st September, following all SOPs. The channel hasn’t explored much of Maharashtra background and the show includes a Naxal angle too.”
The show also features popular actors like Kishori Shahane, Sanjay Narvekar, Milind Pathak and Shailesh Datar in pivotal roles.
Stay tuned as Star Plus is all set to launch ‘Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin’ on 5th October
Following the success of her independent folk EP, ‘Raahi’, and collaboration with Lost Stories and Zaeden titled ‘Noor’, singer-songwriter Akanksha Bhandari is back with her latest single, ‘Pehli Barish’. Written, composed, and performed by Akanksha, the song is an ode to the inexplicable feeling of experiencing the first rain of the season and how it becomes even more special when you are in love.
Talking about the thought behind ‘Pehli Baarish’, Akanksha said, “This song is a result of an auto ride that I took on my way back from a recording session during Mumbai’s monsoon and my eagerness to write original songs that encapsulate my true feelings. I instantly recorded a rough melody along with the initial lines of the song, and it slowly took shape over the next few months with the help of her friend on keys.”
Even though she had recorded the draft last year, she didn’t have any plans in place for its release. However, it was during the lockdown that she decided to explore writing as well as composing her originals, starting with this one. She onboarded the talented duo, Sarthak Nakul to help her finish it and add their magic to the production.
“It was the first rain of the lockdown that pushed me to revisit this song and work on it. Every rainshower feels like ‘Pehli Baarish’ when you are in love. So, feel those butterflies in your stomach all over again and let your heart do the talking,” she adds.
From marking her official debut in Bollywood with the song ‘Tere Liye’ from Namaste England in collaboration with Atif Aslam to sharing the stage with the likes of Arijit Singh, Papon, and Badshah, and receiving immense appreciation for her covers, Akanksha has quickly become one of India’s most promising voices out there.
In 2019, Bhushan Kumar and Vicky Kaushal teamed up for the chartbuster Pachtaoge that stands tall with around 450 million views on YouTube. Just a year later, the T-Series head honcho has signed Sunny Kaushal for his next music video. The single, titled Taaron Ke Sheher will have Sunny, who debuts in the world of music videos, opposite the vivacious and talented Neha Kakkar.
When you speak of music artists, Neha Kakkar has many blockbuster tracks to her credit and is one of the trending artist on YouTube, streaming sites and social media. But with Taaron Ke Sheher, the audience will witness a different side of Neha, on the other hand Sunny will don a never-seen-before rugged look, with long hair. The duo romantically paired opposite each other will definitely surprise the audiences with their chemistry.
It’s the first time lyricist Jaani has given the music and composed this intense romantic track sung by Neha Kakkar and Jubin Nautiyal. Taaron Ke Sheher, an intense romantic number, was shot over three days last week in Delhi, following all COVID safety guidelines. Arvindr Khera shot the beautiful number featuring the new pair, with a limited crew.
A visibly excited Sunny shares, “When Bhushan sir called me for the song I was really excited to be associated with T-Series but after listening to it I got on board immediately, without a second thought. Neha and Jubin have sung the song so well that you can’t help but feel it completely. And I’ve always been a fan of Jaani so I am really kicked about being a part of the song.” He further adds, “This is the first thing I shot for after the lockdown and it was so much fun to be back on set and with such amazing people. Neha is an amazing performer and Arvindr Khera is a fabulous director. I couldn’t have asked for a better music video debut.”
Songstress Neha who reunites with Jaani yet another time is all smiles, “It’s an amazing composition by Jaani, one would hear after a long time. Bhushan sir’s vision on this track is something to look forward to. I am super excited to feature with Sunny and give the audience this intense romantic track in mine and Jubin’s vocals. Arvindr Khera, our director, has done a great job with the video.”
Bhushan Kumar tells us, “Sunny and Neha make for a refreshing pair and their chemistry elevates the romantic ballad to a new level altogether. Sunny is a thorough professional and a perfect fit for the part. Jaani, Neha, and Jubin are some of the best talents in the business today and what they have created together is another gem. I hope the viewers enjoy the music video.”
The legendary music composer, Naresh Sharma, creates a love ballad ‘Hum Ko Tum Mil Gaye’ with VYRL Originals which is themed on one of the most powerful emotions that is seldom expressed, Gratitude. The supremely talented, Vishal Mishra has lent his voice to this beautiful melody with the lyrics penned by Sayeed Quadri. Featuring television’s most adored couple from the fame of Naagin 5, Hina Khan & Dheeraj Dhoopar, the song recounts a story of love, resilience and thankfulness.
Directed by Arif Khan, the video of ‘Hum Ko Tum Mil Gaye’ narrates a heart-warming story about the undying love. Hina and Dheeraj are seen portraying a story of a couple who hold on to one another through their tough times and by reliving memories of their past find the strength to fight through this situation. A song which will remind you that appreciation is an emotion which we hardly express to our loved ones and it is just this emotion that her husband – Dheeraj expresses to Hina as she displays unwavering support and dedication to work through their hardships.
Taking about his latest release, Naresh Sharma stated, “Hum Ko Tum Mil Gaye is very close to my heart as it brings out a very simple and a beautiful message about being thankful to our loved ones and family which is very much needed in the world that we are living in today. We often miss out on acknowledging love to our parents, kids, spouse whom we are the closest too, and I believe this song will enlighten this emotion within everyone to express and celebrate the special bond they share with them. I’m extremely happy that Mr. Vinit Thakkar from VYRL Originals connected with the song from the first hearing itself and it’s been a wonderful experience to work with talented artists like – Vishal Mishra, Hina & Dheeraj who have done a wonderful job in their respective domains.”
Commenting on the latest release, Vinit Thakkar, Chief Operating Officer, Universal Music India & South Asia, said, “In our busy lives, we often forget to express gratitude to our loved ones. Showing gratitude could be something as simple as saying ‘thank you’. Hum Ko Tum Mil Gaye is a song about gratitude to our loved ones, who are always with us, through the good times and the bad. I am excited that the finest artists from the media and entertainment world have collaborated on this release.”
Excited about the release of Hum Ko Tum Mil Gaye, Hina Khan stated, “Shooting for Hum Ko Tum Mil Gaye was a wonderful experience. The song is not only beautifully portrayed but the true meaning of the song along with the message about keeping your faith, trust, confidence and thankfulness during tough times has been put across in a lovely way. Working on the song with Dheeraj, Naresh Ji and VYRL Originals was a smooth and enjoyable process. The collaboration was great, and looking forward to more ones like these in future.”
Commenting on the song, Dheeraj Dhoopar said, “Hum Ko Tum Mil Gaye is a very emotional song composed by the veteran musician Naresh Sharma and I am happy to be a part of it. Vishal’s voice has done complete justice to the beautiful lyrics written by Sayeed Quadri. Working with Hina has been amazing and this is our first music video together which makes it special for our fans. VYRL Originals has done a great job with this song and it is for sure going to bring smiles to our audience and create an everlasting impression.”
National award winner filmmaker Arun Shankar, is all set to launch his next single. Arun, who was working on his next Hindi feature film had to postpone it, due to the pandemic. So, now he has decided to work on his next single from his album. Arun said, “We are living in difficult times and the kind of situation we all are in right now, has forced me into thinking if we have gone wrong somewhere! And this particular thought became the inspiration for my next single.”
He also added, “Since my film work will not commence due to unavailability of permission to shoot in different places, I planned to work on my next single.”
The national award winning actor has collaborated with Indian composer, environmentalist who won a Grammy award for his album Winds of Samsara (that also topped the US billboard at no1 rank), Ricky Kej.
Arun said, “Ricky is an active environmentalist and his music is mostly a depiction of nature. He has dedicated himself to this cause and I felt it would be best to work with him and compose a meaningful yet peppy track that gives out a positive message to the masses.”
Arun will pen the lyrics for the song along with Raqueeb Alam, popular lyricist, who has written songs for musician A.R Rahman for blockbuster films like Slumdog Millionaire, Million Dollar Arm, Sivaji- the Boss. The song is set to release by Diwali by one of the leading music labels in India.
Arun Shankar is a National award winning director. He is known for The Chameleon, Camel Safari, Hidayat- a single and has worked in many TV commercials. Arun is currently also working on his next Bollywood feature film under his banner Arun Shankar Productions LLP.
When we contacted Ricky, he said, “I am very excited to work with Arun Shankar, he is a fantastic musician and shares my passion for creating art on social causes. He wants to give back to the society through his music, and I am glad that I can help him achieve this noble goal through this collaboration.”
Mudasir Zafar’s film NOBLE PEACE won another award at Indian Cine Film Festival 2020. The film has been awarded as the Best Screenplay. Recently the film also won Best Film Jury award at Dadasaheb Phalke Filmm Festival 2020. It is written and directed by Astik Dalai and produced by Alok Rai under the banner of Kala Niketan Entertainment. Mudasir was very optimistic about the film as the film has won some awards previously. He says that, “When your work is appreciated in the form of Awards, it feels special and Indian Cine Film Festival is a well-known festival with Jury members from all around the World.
The Jury includes Mr. Jose Luis (Film Producer Spain), Ms. Marcia Paradiso (Film director Argentina), Mr. Gl Bharadwaj (National award winning director India), Mr. Sasha Yelaun (Film Producer, US), Mr. Gustavo Ramos (Film Director, Puerto Rico), Dr. DC Singh (Film Academician, India).
Mudasir says that when your work is seen and awarded by a Jury like this, it increases your confidence. The film was competing with the films from many countries and winning out of them speaks for the film itself. Mudasir has recently shot a Punjabi Sufi music video Mitti and the release of his film is on the cards. With the extended lockdowns and the current state of the economy, OTT seems to be the next normal for the world of entertainment and NOBLE PEACE might also get a direct release on the OTT platform soon. He says that a direct release on OTT is a good option as of now as theaters around the globe are shut and waiting for them to begin might be tricky for the film. The film also stars Hiten Tejwani, Mayur Mehta and Aarti Sharma.
After wowing the world with his cool-daddy act in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Pankaj Tripathi returns in a month to reprise his iconic character of Kaleen Bhaiyya in Mirzapur’s second season. Left at the delicious cliffhanger, the tent pole outing has Tripathi play the part of a menacing mafioso. Tripathi, known for his stellar performances, fits into every shade of the character with impeccable ease. Long after the era of villains has gone, Tripathi has brought to the fore a layered villainous character everyone loves to loathe.
Tripathi tells us, “In our younger years, the idea of a villain was rather limited. It was obviously by virtue of how the stories played out, villainous was a little over the top in their tonality. With Mirzapur and Gurgaon earlier or even Sacred Games, I have been able to explore the dark side of the human psyche in greater depth. I choose the negative characters wisely. None of them should be similar and each of them should be distinctly different from the other. The motivation of each of these characters is starkly different. Kaleen is intoxicated by the power he commands so he operates out of protecting his self-worth. I am glad that writers are writing unique negative characters who do more than just have an ominous laugh. There are strong back stories, a character graph that defines why the man is a certain way. Long formats also allow you to delve deeper into these aspects. Kaleen doesn’t out rightly look villainous because you are familiarised with the many facets of the man. These are not traditional villainous parts but I am glad that these parts are 2.0 versions of Mogambos, Shakaals, and Gabbars of yesteryear.”
British Pop-star Arzutra Garielle is known to stand out from the crowd right from her initial days. With Hindi not being her first language she still took up the challenge to make a career for herself by singing in a language that is foreign to her. And now she has done it yet again. Arzutra has announced the launch of her own health website ‘Vanity By Arzutra’ where she will be sharing new age methods and tips on how to live a healthy life.
We are all well aware that celebrities follow a certain way of living to look the way they do but very few come forward to share their regimes with us in great detail. That’s not Arzutra. Over the years she has learnt a lot from working with various Nutritionists & Holistic Practitioners in her own battle against Acne and Weight issues. Triggered by her desire to help others during the Covid-19 global pandemic, Arzutra decided to put together a health and wellbeing information website to empower people to become equipped with knowledge to help themselves.
Arzutra realised from her own experiences that one of the main reasons for ill health is lack of knowledge. “Being a celebrity I have been trained on how to eat, what to eat, how much water to drink, how much sleep to get and all that fun stuff which I never got taught in school. I decided I did not want to keep it a secret anymore. Everyday people need to know,” says Arzutra.
The first of her kind, Arzutra becomes the first Indian Singer to launch such an initiative.
Arzutra claims “I want my fans to be in the best health they possibly can. Unlike fast food and tobacco companies I don’t want my fans to die.”
With mental and physical wellbeing being at the forefront of everyone’s attention at this current age, ‘Vanity by Arzutra’ is definitely a site to bookmark. It has articles to help de-stress, help with relationships, mind matters and lots on diet & fitness. It even has a step by step Protocol which you can follow for a complete holistic transformation.
Arzutra continues to work hard behind the scenes on her 2nd Album. In the meantime ‘Vanity By Arzutra’ can be found here www.vanitybyarzutra.com
Khelo Fantasy Live, the new fantasy sports platform launched by Gig Work Private Limited (Subsidiary Company of Capital Group) has appointed Samir Kochhar as their brand ambassador. Well known to cricket fans as the host of Extraaa Innings T20 and the public for his recurring role in the critically acclaimed Sacred Games, Samir Kochhar will be the face of Khelo Fantasy’s advertising and other communication.
KheloFantasy.Live is a fantasy sports platform focused on Cricket, Football and Kabaddi. The platform has a two-tier structure, one which engages fans to build their team based on their imagination and expertise free of cost and earn bonus rewards, while the other is monetized to truly test knowledge and skill basis of selected players and their on-field performances and earn real cash rewards. Khelo Fantasy will offer multiple prize pools at various stages of the sporting seasons.
“I’m both honored and excited to be part of Khelo Fantasy,” says Kochhar, “Online fantasy sports are a futuristic business and it connects with the new generation sports fans. Today, being digital and easily accessible is important.”
“It’s a fast-changing world and there are new ways to enjoy sports and new ways to engage fans,” says Santosh Smith, Director at Capital Group, “We are delighted to have Samir Kochhar on board with his experience he will bring deep insights into cricket and other gaming and his appeal to the young audience is well proven.”