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actress Rekha Rana has pledged her support to peta

Actress Rekha Rana has pledged her support to PETA in the wake of rising cruelty towards animals in our country and has vowed to create awareness about the same with various campaigns, projects etc. Now Rekha is also part of multiple social service organizations which aims at focusing and helping people during this pandemic situation.

Rekha Rana has always been very vocal on her social media platforms about her thoughts & opinions through her amazing  inspirational videos and quotes, she recently announced that she has pledged to save the environment and animals by being the part of PETA group.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) main motive is to show that animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment or abuse in any other way. PETA India primarily focuses on areas in which the highest numbers of animals suffer the most: in laboratories, in the food industry, in leather trade, and in the entertainment business.

When asked Rekha about being a part of PETA campaign she said, “Going vegetarian is the single best thing you can do for animals, for your own health and the health of the planet. I am very happy and delighted to support such a great cause & be a part of PETA. I feel very disheartened whenever I hear of animals being treated with cruelty and I wanted to make sure that I can avail my platform to create awareness about this issue.”

She further  added “That if you love animals, the best thing you can do for them is to stop eating them.”

A film on recent Galwan Valley incident by Ajay Devgn Ffilms & Select Media Holdings LLP

Ajay Devgn Ffilms & Select Media Holdings LLP, join hands to showcase the strength of our Indian Army during the recent Galwan Valley incident which took place on 15th June 2020! It will narrate the story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army. The cast & other crew are under finalisation.

Esha Deol to play the mother of Paridhi Sharma in Jag Jaanani Maa Vaishno Devi – Kahani Mata Rani Ki

The shoots are soon to resume for the star-studded cast of Jag Jaanani Maa Vaishnodevi Kahani Mata Rani. The audience were eager to watch their favourite show coming back, but a sudden quitting of Puja Banerjee led a disappointment among them. 

While the exit of Puja Banerjee has bought few names to be the lead of the show. The makers are in a heat to choose a perfect person to play the role of Maa Vaishno Devi.  Few names have been suggested till now which included Rubina Dilaik, Tejashwi Prakash, Shrenu Parikh, Niyati Fatani, Meera Deosthale etc.

Let me tell you that few months before Toral Rasputra who was playing the mother of Vaishno Devi had also quit. The good news is that a prominent name has come up as the replacement in the show.

According to the sources we heard that Esha Deol will be playing the mother of Vaishno Devi in the show. Let me tell you that Esha Deol was a part of a reality show few years ago. She will be making a comeback for a television show after many years.

We don’t know how much is the above story true but this will bring a new highlight to the show when we see the stunning actress back in action.

Ever wanted to be a cop for the thrill and suspense? The Lalbazaar police wants your help to solve a case!

ZEE5’s newly released crime thriller series, Lalbazaar has been receiving adoration and appreciation from the audiences and media alike! This gritty series revolves around the lives of police officers and criminals in a fast paced city.

The sharp portrayal of the prototype brave and fearless police force has left everyone gripped to the show. Adding another feather to this captivating cop drama, Bollywood Supercop Ajay Devgn presented and launched the show himself, creating intrigue amongst viewers.

Responding to all the love and adoration from the audiences, the show’s top cops have come up with an interesting Instagram crime trail which allows the audience to solve a crime case with them and bring out the super cop inside them!

The Instagram crime trail is an intriguing challenge which allows the users to use the profile tag feature of Instagram and collect clues to solve a crime and sharpen their minds to experience the real thrill of  being on the right side of the law! The game starts with a video from AC Suranjan Sen from the show asking the viewers to help them solve a crime in Kolkata, by giving them instructions which need to be followed to solve it.

Upon following the clues and tapping the profile tags, the viewers finally solve the crime and are greeted  by the police officer with a congratulatory message!

Lucky winners stand a chance to win a Samsung Led TV or One Plus 8 smartphone!

The makers took people through this intriguing crime trail by creating multiple accounts and images giving the  participants the gritty feel of Lalbazaar.

So, are you ready to fight till the end of crime? Help Lalbazaar police solve the case and come a step closer to experiencing the thrill and chase!

Lalbazaaar is now streaming on ZEE5 and boasts of a stellar star cast of Hrishita Bhatt, Kaushik Sen, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Sauraseni Maitra, Anirban Chakrabarti, Dibyendu Bhattacharya in pivotal roles.

Female desire will take centre stage in ZEE5’s upcoming dramedy ‘Virgin Bhanupriya’

Premiering on 16th July 2020, exclusively on ZEE5, film ‘Virgin Bhanupriya’ is an upcoming comedy-drama where female desire will take centre stage. The platform recently announced the premiere date and the poster of Urvashi Rautela’s coy and candid look, to which there have been positive comments on social media from fans.

 “Virgin Bhanupriya pulls off comedy in an effortless manner by honouring Bhanupriya’s desirability without exploring it or her,” expresses Urvashi Rautela

ZEE5 just released the trailer, click below to watch:

Mogra, the first ever Marathi ‘Netak’ (live internet play) on Sunday, July 12

Yes, the Marathi drama is back on the stage! After a poster and a video clip on social media announcing “The launching show at your favorite theatre on July 12,” went viral last week, many eyebrows were raised. There was a buzz among Marathi theatre lovers about the new announcement albeit with a slightest edge of doubts over the possibilities amid the ongoing pandemic lockdown. The announcement by the production house has answered all the questions in the minds of the fans.

Conceived and directed by well known and popular actor Hrishikesh Joshi, the first ‘Netak’ or Live Internet Natak named ‘Mogra’ is being launched on Sunday, July 12.  Written by Tejas Ranade the play will be presented live through the internet and the fans can enjoy it sitting in their favourite theatre, their own living rooms! The play will also feature leading Marathi actress and household name Spruha Joshi. Marathi theatre fans are overwhelmed with one-of-its-kind concept of online play and are eagerly waiting for its first show. 

The teaser of ‘Mogra’ released on Thursday has revealed all information answering all the questions in the minds of the theatre lovers. The fans were curious to know about the actors, director, writer and format in which the play was planned to be presented even as theatres and multiplexes remain to be shut.

Marathi theatre has the ages-old tradition of the stage presentation in different formats. It has always evolved with fresh vigor and strength through the times of challenges. The theatre has bounced back with new experiments and changes with the help of able shoulders of its torch bearers. Marathi theatre connoisseurs have played a major role by supporting all such experiments and standing by the critical junctures.

‘Mogra’ is another such experiment by ardent theater lovers and talented artists with the deep trust that the theater lovers will stand by it.

Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Dia Mirza conclude their initiative on after having sent out 20000 plus PPE kits to frontline health workers across the country

After sending 20,000+ kits sent out to over 50 hospitals across the country, Bollywood celebrities Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Dia Mirza, Sonakshi Sinha, Vir Das, Richa Chadha, Pooja Hegde amongst others, concluded their initiative. Inspired by Manish Mundra, the PPE drive was spearheaded by Atul Kasbekar and was done in partnership with Tring India to protect the frontline workers who are fighting the war against COVID 19.

In a video, Vidya, Sonakshi, Ali, Dia cricketer Harbhajan Singh, commentator Harsha Bhogle representing their colleagues sent a powerful thank you message to the doctors who are on the frontline ensuring the rest of the country is safe in the confines of their homes. From KEM Hospital and Cama in Mumbai, the initiative has reached other cities like Hyderabad, Ratnagiri, Lucknow, Pune, Indore, Punjab and Delhi.

Dedicating the video to the doctors and other officials at the frontline, the actors in a powerful message heralded them as the real-time heroes.

Kasbekar says, “While all of us are safe at home under lockdown, it’s important that we celebrate them today and value them for the incredible and strenuous work they are putting in for over 100 days now. Our entire perception of heroism has altered in these times. When we started off the initiative, it was the need of the hour. While the Government officials are doing their best, it is also the duty of the citizens to step up in whatever ways they can. A bunch of us came together and Manish (Mundra) has been a big help through the process guiding us to those in need.”

ZEE5 ANNOUNCES ‘AAFAT-E-ISHQ’. BASED ON MULTI-AWARDED HUNGARIAN FILM ‘LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY’

ZEE5 has the largest library of Original content with 100+ Original shows and films across genres and languages. After recently announcing the Indian adaptation of Finnish drama Black Widows, the video streaming platform will soon present multi-awarded international Hungarian Film ‘Liza, The Fox-Fairy’ which will be titled 'Aafat-e-Ishq', with talented actress Neha Sharma in the lead. A strong narrative, the movie has amusing characters and mysterious events that will set the tone with a big reveal at the end. Directed by Indrajit Nattoji and produced by Zee Studios, the ZEE5 Original film will feature a stellar ensemble cast – Ila Arun, Namit Das, Gautam Rode, Pravessh Rana along with Neha Sharma.

‘Aafat-e-Ishq’ is the story of a woman’s quest for true love, who finds herself as a prime suspect following a series of multiple deaths while an ancient curse looms large, threatening to destroy everything and everyone around her. In this sharply observed tale, the supernatural aspect will add a texture to it. “Post the announcement of Black Widows adaptation by ZEE5, there has been a lot of buzz in the media and fans alike. And now we are back with ‘Aafat-e-Ishq’, based on the highly awarded Hungarian film ‘Liza, The Fox-Fairy’, coming soon on the platform. This is an interesting concept, dark humour with a pinch of supernatural, which will be exciting for the audience as well. We have an exciting cast too, featuring in a concept that is quite different from what we have done so far", says Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India.

“Aafat-e-Ishq is a fresh dark comedy with a hint of supernatural to it which acts as a catalyst throughout the film. I loved the Hungarian version and while I have tried to take as much influence from it, I am still looking at making it my own. I am extremely thrilled about this ZEE5 Original and I am looking forward to my fans reaction to see me in this character. The film has all the elements of fun, love, lust, horror which makes it an intrigue upcoming watch to looking out for. Look forward to working with all my co-stars from Namit Das, Gautam Rode to Pravessh Rana and Ila Arun Ji,” Neha Sharma on the release of Aafat-e- Ishq, coming soon on ZEE5.

Speaking on the film, Ashima Avasthi, VP & Head, Zee Studios Originals commented, “The film takes the audiences on a complete emotional roller-coaster ride of love, lust, intrigue and mystery with a little bit of supernatural that will keep you at the edge of your seat. We, at Zee Studios Originals, have been working on bringing new and exciting, untold stories to the audiences as a part of our diverse portfolio of original content. We’re excited to partner with ZEE5 to bring this black comedy to our audiences soon.”

The original film ‘Liza, the Fox-Fairy’ is a multi-awarded international Hungarian Film which was a huge success at the box-office. It has won awards at numerous film festivals from Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor (Female) to Best Visual Effects and Best Soundtrack.

‘Aafat-e-Ishq' is coming soon on ZEE5

Celebrity choreographer Abhishri Sen brings Bolly-Hop right into your homes!

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

Link:  https://www.bookaworkshop.in/event-details/bolly-hop-with-abhishri-sen

After Iti, Mandiraa and Vivek Anand Oberoi announce their second film with Vishal Mishra, ROSIE – THE SAFFRON CHAPTER

After the announcement of Iti, Mandiraa Entertainment and Vivek Anand Oberoi’s Oberoi Mega Entertainment come together again for their second film, Rosie-The Saffron Chapter which is set to become India’s first horror-thriller based on true events.

This film will also be helmed by Vishal Mishra, who is known for Coffee With D and more recently, Iti.

Based on true events that took place in Gurgaon, ROSIE is planned as a horror-thriller franchise. The first part, Saffron Chapter is based in the Saffron BPO, considered as one of the most haunted places in Gurgaon. The story revolves around a girl called Rosie who was an employee in this BPO.

In the light of recent events and discussions around nepotism, the makers have also decided to launch a nation-wide hunt for a new face that will star in a prominent role in the film. The details would be made available soon on official movie handles, @RosieIsComing along with the announcement of the lead cast.

Vivek Anand Oberoi, producer says, “With my new venture, I want to support the concept-driven films that I believe can change the movie landscape in their respective genres. And not just the film, but also make way for new talent. With Rosie, I hope to achieve both. It’s a franchise and with every sequel, we hope to introduce someone new in the industry.”

Prerna V Arora says, “I’m thoroughly excited with the concept of Rosie, and we want to develop this as our in-house franchise brand. We want to tell different and novel stories, especially based on true incidents. An idea or the talent can come from anywhere, and we want to be able to facilitate them through such films and such initiatives.”

Vishal Mishra, writer – director says, “In a country full of strange supernatural events, we have rarely seen any horror-thriller films based on true events. With Rosie, I hope to break those grounds without falling prey to any horror film clichés. I’m excited that this project, like Iti is backed by Vivek Anand Oberoi and Prerna V Arora, who share my vision on both films. Being an outsider myself, I can relate to the struggles or challenges that are posed in this industry. I’ve been lucky to get so much acceptance and support here, and I want to pass it onto those who are trying to make it here.”

Kussum, producer says, “Our intent will always be to pick the best stories & back the right content. The story of Rosie instantly connected with us & gave us the impetus to bring it to our audiences. We are very excited to go on floors with this one.”

Girish Johar, producer says, “Vishal always comes up with very novel ideas and unique concepts. Rosie, especially, is a hair-raising story. This is an in-house branded franchise, which we want to develop and explore. The minute I heard the story, along with producers Kussum & Reshabh, I was sure to back this up. This film is expected to redefine the horror genre in India and leave you wanting for more.”

The film is expected to go on floors by September 2020 and release shortly after. 

Rosie: The Saffron Chapter is presented by Mandiraa Entertainment and Oberoi Mega Entertainment, and produced by Vivek Anand Oberoi, Girish Johar, Kussum Arora, Reshabh D. Saraf, Keyur Pandya and Sanjeet S. Yermal.