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Moonwhite Films International Film Fest – MWFIFF 2020 goes digital

It is important to learn to work in the new normal and the entertainment industry is the biggest example of that! Short films in India have finally come of age. Today, some of the most acclaimed directors and actors are working together to release short length films with lesser budgets and are creating an impact, bigger than ever before. The third Moonwhite Films International Film Fest – MWFIFF 2020 launched digitally this year and the award ceremony and screening of some of the most prestigious films was done digitally this year, to maintain social distancing.

Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff won an award for Best Actor category for the film Paath – The Lesson, Rituraaj K Singh and Pallavi Joshi won awards for their performance in Painful Pride and in addition, many films from the US also won awards and recognition in various categories one of them is Kiss the ground – Directed by Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell Starrer Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson who also became award winner in this film festival.

Devashish Sargam Raj, founder and director of the festival, said, “The industry has seen tough times but we all need to continue working and doing our good work. This year saw some interesting short films from the US and India. It is interesting that short films are opening up avenues for many young and talented as well as senior actors, who can do justice to interesting subjects.”

Shraddha Kapoor thrills the audience with her action-packed avatar in ‘Saaho’ teaser

Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Saaho’ dropped its teaser and the actress has thrilled the audience with the sequences packed with thrill, actions and her promising portrayal. The teaser of one of the most anticipated movies was released by the makers, starring the actress and Prabhas as the leads. The much-awaited teaser has created a storm with immense appreciation pouring in for the actress and with the high octane scenes, Shraddha is surely bringing us a power pack blockbuster this year.

Shraddha can be seen in a supremely bold and fierce look where she is raising the temperature by sporting a thrilling mien, carrying guns with an intense look on her face. Shraddha is seen in action-packed sequences. The film, ‘Saaho’ brings the pan India appeal to Bollywood’s most relatable actress for the audience who enjoys a massive following already.

With massive popularity all across the social media, fans are going gaga over the teaser which features Shraddha is a fresh avatar- from the softer beginning to the fearless character that Shraddha showcases. Also, can be seen is the chemistry between Shraddha and Prabhas which is getting the world swirling over the fresh pairing.

From city scrapers to action-packed shots, Saaho brings Bollywood’s beloved actress in an avatar like never before!

Saaho, one of the most anticipated films, starring Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor alongside Prabhas is being shot in three languages; Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, simultaneously.

The movie also has a superlative ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Panday, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay, Murali Sharma, amongst others.

The film, ‘Saaho’ is a high octane action thriller which is presented by T-Series, produced by UV Creations and directed by Sujeeth and is set to hit the theatres on August 15, 2019.

Celebritries attended Subhash Ghai’s birthday dinner

Meghna Ghai Puri, President of Whistling Woods International and daughter of filmmaker Subhash Ghai, held a surprise birthday dinner for her father Subhash Ghai on January 24th after the 11th convocation ceremony of Whistling Woods International.

212 graduates passed out from Institute yesterday with degrees and diplomas in film & media arts in association with Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Highlights of the convocation was when Dharmendra and Filmmaker Govind Nihalani were honoured with the Institute’s Maestro awards for their legendary contribution to Indian cinema. Vijay Singh CEO Fox Star delivered an insightful keynote address to the graduates on their future role as flag bearers of the film industry.

The evening was followed by a surprise Birthday party hosted by his daughter Meghna and was attended by faculty heads of Whistling Woods and industry icons like Neeta lulla. Prahalad Kakkar Sabbas Joseph Manmohan Shetty, Pradeep Guha, Randhir Kapoor Ramesh Taurani and artistes who have closely been associated with Ghai, including Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jackie Shroff,  Ronit Roy  Shreyas Talpade, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik,  Sukhvinder Singh, Satish Kaushik, Alvira, Atul Agnihotri and other prominent guests.

When contacted Ghai admitted, “I feel blessed and humbled that all my friends, the faculty of WWI & stars came to shower their love and affection for me, on my birthday. That inspires you to further your life with joy and courage. That surely keeps me feeling better and younger.”

Prabhas treats fans with breathtaking glimpses of Saaho on birthday

On the morning of 23rd October which happens to be our onscreen Baahubali, Prabhas’s birthday, the superstar took to Facebook and released a special video giving a sneak peek into his next big ticket film, Saaho.

The video not only reveals our Pan-India superstar Prabhas’s all new, uber-stylish look from the film but also gives a little preview of the Abu Dhabi schedule, where the Saaho team shot for one of industry’s most expensive, multi-crore action sequences.

As soon as the video was put out, his fans across India and even overseas went absolutely berserk with it as they had been waiting to see more of their favourite superstar. It has become a tradition for his fans to get some content from Prabhas’s next on his birthday. There was immense anticipation prior and they went to town with the video after it was released.

Now even the french are in awe of Baahubali Prabhas!

Saaho, a big budget film, which is simultaneously being shot in 3 languages, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, is Prabhas’s next film after the record breaking and history creating Baahubali: The Conclusion, which collected over a humongous 1500 cr across the globe.

Pooja Hegde & Prabhas to commence shooting for a trilingual in Europe this month

The teaser of Saaho which was released much earlier became huge and ever since then, Prabhas’s fans have been requesting for more and more content from the film.

Giving in to the enormous demand, the makers introduced a first of its kind, series of short videos, ‘Shades of Saaho’, a rare mix of the making and film footage of this big-budget film which will give a foretaste of the film to the millions of fans of Prabhas.

Sneak peek into Prabhas’s Cheat Day diet!

Starring Pan India superstar Prabhas and Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor in leading roles, ‘Saaho’ will also have an ensemble cast of Jackie Shroff,  Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Chunky Pandey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Arun Vijay, Murali Sharma, amongst others.

Prabhas’s next big outing Saaho is a high octane action thriller, trilingual film, the shoot for which is currently under progress. A UV Creations production and presented by T Series, ‘Saaho’ is produced by Vamsi, Pramod, Vikram and directed by Sujeeth.

Guess : Baahubali’s Prabhas in demand for what?

The film is being filmed at striking locations in, around and outside the country. Music by the awesome trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by the very talented Amitabh Bhattacharya are sure to jazz up our playlists.

You can expect the director of photography Madhie, versatile editor Sreekar Prasad and celebrated production designer Sabu Cyril to do a spectacular job with the film.

Rangeela…23 Years of Yayi Re Yayi Re

RANGEELA was released on 8 September 1995. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film starring Aamir Khan, Jackie Shroff and Urmila Matondkar in pivotal roles.

The film was A. R. Rahman’s debut Hindi film with an original score and soundtrack. The film was a major box office success and received critical acclaim. The film won seven Filmfare Awards that year.

Rangeela opened with a positive response and was declared a Blockbuster at the box office, grossing over 334 million. It was also the fourth biggest grosser of 1995. Urmila Matondkar became an overnight sensation, and her fame was bolstered by hits like Tanha Tanha and Rangeela Re. Her designer Manish Malhotra also received instant fame. The movie proved to be a turning point for Aamir’s career, whose chemistry with Urmila was also appreciated. The choreography of Rangeela also deserves a special mention. The amazing dance sequences led by choreographers Ahmed Khan and Saroj Khan were considered classic and appealing. Rangeela’s music was also highly successful that helped the film to achieve victory at the box office.


Jackie Shroff to play Salman Khan’s father in Bharat, confirms Ali Abbas Zafar

The cast of Ali Abbas Zafar directorial Bharat gets bigger as Jackie Shroff joins the team as Salman Khan’s father.

The director has confirmed the senior actor to step in as the father of Salman Khan for the period film.

Bharat depicts the eternal bond shared by a father and son, which is quite evident in the teaser. Dropped on Independence day, the teaser spread like a wild fire creating a frenzy across quarters raising the anticipation for the film.

Talking about Jackie Shroff, director Ali Abbas Zafar shares, “We met Jaggu da in London and discussed his dates and looks. I have wanted to work with him for a long time as I feel he is the  perfect amalgamation of a star and actor. I was very glad as Jackie sir instantly agreed with the story to do the film in just 20 minutes of narration.”

The film that traces the journey 60 years, boasts of an ensemble cast with names like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu and Jackie Shroff.

After wrapping the first schedule in Mumbai, the team has recently concluded the second schedule in Malta. The cast has been sharing pictures from the sets piquing the interests of the audience for the much anticipated film.

Bharat shot for a grand circus sequence in the first schedule with a song choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant featuring Salman Khan and Disha Patani.  The film showcases Disha Patani as a trapeze artist and involves action sequences and stunts with fire for which the actress geared up months before the film went on floors.

Pictures of Salman Khan doing daredevil stunts on a motorbike amidst a ring of fire in the circus set up added to the excitement of the film.

Recently, Salman Khan shared a still featuring himself and Katrina Kaif which looked straight out of a fairy tale, which became the talk of the town in no time.

Bharat’s release brings back Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar for an Eid release after the 2016 Blockbuster Hit, Sultan. The hit director-actor duo will be marking a hattrick with Bharat after their last outing Tiger Zinda Hai.

Salman Khan will yet again treat the audience on the festive season of Eid next year with the release of Bharat.

The film will feature Salman Khan sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, wherein a crucial part will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger. Salman Khan will be recreating his ‘Karan-Arjun’ look which has created immense excitement amongst the audience.

The film is set to have a character-driven story spanning across many periods. Bharat will be shot across exotic locations in Malta and Abu Dhabi, besides Punjab and Delhi.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Bharat’ is produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series releasing Eid 2019.

Jackie Shroff starer ‘Ventilator’, Fast paced family drama between life and death

With the news of National Award Winner Marathi ‘Ventilator’ appearing as an adaptation in Gujarati spreading like wildfire, the Gujarati audience is eagerly waiting for the release. The poster for the film released earlier has not only caught the attention of Gujarati families but also got them engaged in family discussions like no other!

The makers of the film are also equally eager to bring the film to the audiences. Jackie Shroff in the lead role of Jaggudada in ‘Ventilator’ has been the talk of the town and the Gujarati audience is definitely going gaga about it. Jackie Shroff looks stunning and at ease playing a slightly different role in a film in his mother tongue. With his mesmerizing acting, he is sure to leave everybody stunned! The entire ensemble infact is going to mesmerize everyone like no other. With a simple casting that matches the perfect tone of the film, the entire cast will surely leave you enthralled.  Life in modern times, engaging traditions blended with modern science and a fast paced family drama is what the trailer boasts of!

‘Ventilator’ will make you smile and super emotional at the same time. It will let you engage with age old family traditions and ultra-modern sciences, with Jaggudada’s “Ayeeebiduu” and other iconic dialogues to balance it all out.

Top ranking team from Gujarati theater and film namely Pratik Gandhi, Mitra Gadhvi and Manan Desai. Ojas Rawal and Sanjay Goradia are also playing key roles. They perfectly depict the culture and all the traditions of a Gujarati household. Gujarati ‘Ventilator’ is directed by UmangVyas and the screenplay for the film has been suitably adapted from the Marathi fim by Niren Bhat.

With ‘Ventilator’ Gujarati, a complete family drama, you are in for an experience quite different from any other! Do not miss the action and emotions exploding at the screens near you. This family drama is worth a watch for sure. A scintillating Jhalak of the film is being released today and the film ‘Ventilator’ is releasing in theaters on the 14th September.

Singer Priyanka Negi seeks inspiration from folk singers for song ‘Titri’ from ‘Phamous’

Being the title holder of the ‘Best Live Performer’ at the Spotlight awards, Singer Priyanka Negi has been charming the audience with her voice, personality & talent. She has always believed in creating her own style by being inspired by many singers in the industry. Being a huge fan of evergreen songs herself, she has been a constant follower of Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle and makes sure to sing their evergreen hit ‘Lag jaa gale’ & ‘Jawani Jaaneman’ when performing live.

Priyanka Negi’s desi fun & frolic number ‘Titri’ from the movie ‘Phamous’ has already been released by T-series and has been receiving an amazing response from the audience. She was told that the requirement of this song was to have a ‘folk’ style, for which she looked up for talented singers like Rekha Bharadwaj, Sapna Awasthi, Ila Arun and many more, to feel the essence they’ve had which helped her preparing for ‘Titri’.

Priyanka Negi has grown up to watching Sunidhi Chauhan’s songs & her stage performances which helped her become more confident and the most in-demand live wire singer/performer across the nation.

“The most important thing about Bollywood music industry as per me is that one should have a very different voice texture & style. The voice that stands out. And I feel humbled and elated to receive such good appreciation for my latest playback “Titri”. I’ve been getting compliments for my singing & tonal quality, and how it differentiates me from other singers. I hope to get opportunities where I can sing for more genres because I don’t want to limit myself to one genre,” says Priyanka Negi.

Irada Entertainment to remake Ventilator in Gujarati with Jackie Shroff

After winning three national awards “Ventilator” is coming back to win the hearts of Gujarati Audiences this time. The Marathi film Ventilator gathered praises from both critics and fans, and also made it big at the Box Office. Irada Entertainment, the maker of the Gujarati Ventilator, along with its talented team is excited about telling this heart-warming story.

Legendary Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff will be seen in the lead role in the Gujarati film. This will be Jackie Shroff’s debut in Gujarati cinema. The excited Bollywood actor said “Finally, I have been cast in a film in my mother tongue Gujarati. I hope I will live up to it.”

Sharing the excitement, the Producer of the film, Falguni Patel, said “Under our banner Irada Entertainment we are extremely excited and proud to make Ventilator in Gujarati. We are adapting the film as per the nuances of Gujarati culture and really looking forward to Gujarati Bhidu Jackie Shroff!”

Adding more thought, Lawrence D’Sourza, co-producer, adds “It is an exciting time in Gujarati cinema and I’m looking forward to co-producing this film which is all heart.”

The remake is written by Niren Bhatt, a renowned Gujarati scriptwriter and Karan Vyas. The film will be directed by Umang Vyas.

The National Award-Winning Director of the Marathi film, Rajesh Mapuskar has also joined hands with makers for creative direction and guidance. Talking about his involvement, he said, “It will be exciting to see Ventilator set in another culture. My biggest excitement is Jaggu dada playing Ashutosh Gowariker’s character. I’m happy to have him on board.”

Speaking about the venture and the entertainment, Falguni Patel, the founder of Irada Entertainment said, “In this interesting phase of changing cinema, we are simultaneously working on scripts which are high on content and will cater to wider range of audience.”