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This is what Raghubir Yadav had to say when asked about his Alien-like character in ZEE5’s Ghoomketu!

The prolific actor Raghubir Yadav has been entertaining the audience for decades and now will be next seen in Pushpendra Nath Mishra’s directorial film ‘Ghoomketu’ in a never seen avatar before. The actor who has essayed the role of a father, son, brother and a friend in various films will have a unique character in his upcoming next.

The makers of the film released the trailer recently, where we’ve seen Raghubir play the character of Ghoomketu’s father, who is a strict dad from a small village in India. 

Interestingly, the actor will be seen sporting the look of an alien in the film. This can specifically comes be seen when Ghoomketu starts imagining one of his written scripts and imagines his father portraying a character.

When asked Raghubir about it he said “After the whole shoot for my part was done, Pushpendra Ji said, there is one more scene pending which We would like to shoot in Bombay. So I asked him about it. So after a couple of days when I returned to Bombay I got a call for a night shoot. When I reached there I asked for the script to which the director said that you need to get ready so please get your make up done first. So when I went to get my make up done so I saw weird and long ears with some hair wig in the van I did not look at myself during the makeup and thought will only look in the mirror when the shoot is done. So I completed the shoot and came back to my vanity van. And let me tell you when I saw myself in the mirror it was very difficult for me to accept the fact that it is me.And till date, I could never get that look out of my head.”

Apart from Raghubir Yadav the movie also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role of Ghoomketu, while filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has essayed the character of a lazy police office named Officer Badlani.  The rest of the cast includes Ila Arun as Ghoomketu’s aunt in lead roles along with Swanand Kirkire, Ragini Khanna and others.

Along with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha; the film will also see special cameos from Chitrangada Singh, Lauren Gottlieb and filmmaker Nikhil Advani.

Directed and written by Pushpendra Nath Misra and produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), this film will be exclusively releasing on 22nd May on ZEE5.

Anurag Kashyap shares his experience of playing a laidback inspector in Ghoomketu

Ghoomketu is set to premiere on ZEE5 on May 22. The film, directed Pushpendra Nath Mishra and produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), also features filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actors Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire and Ragini Khanna.

Ghoomketu is a comedy-drama based on an inexperienced writer, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai. Anurag Kashyap plays a cop here. Ghoomketu has been directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra and produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN).

Anurag Kashyap will be seen playing a cop in the film. When asked about his role, Anurag shares, “I didn’t need to do any prep. I was in between shoots and I am a reluctant actor so playing lazy came easily. And I was also at the most unfit at that time and that went with the character. Also, somehow I have only played a cop in my last three outings as an actor, including Ghoomketu now. If not an evil cop then a corrupt or a lazy cop but never a good cop.”

This quirky comedy is all set to confuse, entertain and make you laugh, this Eid weekend. The film will stream on the platform 22 May onwards!

A never seen avatar of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a comedy breakthrough

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who has played various characters in so many films will be yet again seen playing a different role in his upcoming film Ghoomketu. Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra and produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), this film will be exclusively releasing on ZEE5.

Ever since Ghoomketu was announced to be premiering on the platform, everyone has been looking forward to the release on 22nd May. A fun-filled comedy-drama, Ghoomketu has a wickedly playful backdrop and will be great for the entire family to watch together. The teaser of the film was released a few days ago and there is no doubt that this is a must-watch family entertainer.

 Here’s what Nawazuddin Siddiqui has to say about his character in the film: “When I was in theater, I use to do a lot of comedy plays but on the silver screen, because of my intense look, the characters moved towards a more serious genre. Ghoomketu is from a small town in UP, wears quirky outfits and has a tonality of a UP wala. He is an aspiring writer with quirky takes & is on a roller coaster ride to achieving his dream. In short, its a light-hearted family entertainer.

In a comedy movie or show, I believe timing plays an important part and especially in Ghoomketu because I play the role of storyteller, so I have to compel the audience about the character as well. The chemistry and rapport with all my co-stars made it even easier. I could let go of all my inhibitions and make a fool of myself on the sets as well, play around with the character, and do weird poses just like Ghoomketu would do. The movie is made with a lot of love and honesty, I hope my fans will enjoy watching me in a comic role and subscribe to ZEE5 to watch it on 22nd May” expresses Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Apart from Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the film also has ace director Anurag Kashyap as a cop and the talented Ila Arun as Ghoomketu’s Aunt, in lead roles along with Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire, Ragini Khanna and others. Along with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha; the film will also see special cameos from Chitrangada Singh, Lauren Gottlieb and filmmaker Nikhil Advani.

ZEE5 recently launched the poster of Ghoomketu which shows the lead, Nawazuddin Siddiqui arriving in Mumbai with his ‘pitara’ and the iconic Gateway of India as the backdrop. The movie is a comedy-drama from the viewpoint of an inexperienced writer struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai. On his quest to come up with a great story, he is inspired by day to day mundane life activities. Will his ambition and determination exceed his talents? Or will a corrupt cop, who is on a mission to find Ghoomketu, put a brake on his 30-day escapade? 

Ghoomketu premieres on 22nd May, exclusively on ZEE5. Stay tuned!

ZEE5 releases the first-look of its biggest direct to digital blockbuster Original film ‘Ghoomketu’

ZEE5, the largest creator of Original content in India releases the first look of ‘Ghoomketu’ starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire and Ragini Khanna.

In the poster, Nawazuddin Siddiqui can be seen finally arriving at the Bollywood station with his bag full of write-ups and his metal box – ‘pitara’ as we popularly call it. Nawazuddin is also seen with his eyes shining in hope for better days.

The storyline of Ghoomketu revolves around an upcoming writer who wants to make it big in the film industry, and so, he runs away from home and reaches Mumbai. In his quest to come up with a great story, he deals with various subjects and the same is portrayed on screen well. On his quest to come up with a great story, he is inspired by day to day mundane life activities. Will his ambition and determination exceed his talents? Or will a corrupt cop, who is on a mission to find Ghoomketu, put a brake on his 30-day escapade? A quirky comedy-drama, the film is set in a wickedly playful backdrop and will be great for the entire family to watch together.

’Ghoomketu’ is all set to confuse, entertain and make you laugh.

Ghoomketu is all set to exclusively release on ZEE5 on 22nd May 2020. The film is directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, produced by Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN).

Athiya dawns a whole new deglam look Motichoor Chaknachoor

Ever since the trailer of the film Motichoor Chaknachoor was launched, it has garnered immense positive response. Interestingly, seeing the unlikely jodi of Nawaz and Athiya together for the first time, has had the intrigue factor rising among the audience and the industry alike. Especially for Athiya who has never been seen in this pretty and simple small town girl avatar.

Essaying the role for Bhopal based Anita Awasthi aka Annie, Athiya spent alot of time understanding the character, her roots, her belief system etc. Part of that study also involved her look. In an effort to totally be one with the character, Athiya and her stylist made a few visits to Bhopal and sourced out a few local tailors who would create the look they wanted for her.

Talking about her look, Athiya says, “This was a first time experience for me so I really wanted to enjoy and showcase a truly authentic experience for the film. My stylist, Darshan Jalan and I decided on the style and color palette and then flew down to Bhopal a few times ahead of the shoot and shortlisted a few tailors to create my salmar kameez and saree look in the film. The uniqueness of the look was adding sweaters to the salwaars, and socks with sandals to give it a small town feel.I’m so glad we did it that way because once I was in those clothes, I felt like Annie and not like Athiya playing Annie. ”

Produced by Viacom18 Studios, Woodpecker Movies, Rajesh and Kiran Bhatia, the film also stars Navni Parihar, Abhishek Rawat and many more in pivotal roles. Directed by Debamitra Biswal, Motichoor Chaknachoor is set to release on Nov 15.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui shakes a leg with Sunny Leone for Motichoor Chaknachoor

Garnering millions of views and creating waves with the trailer of his new rib-tickling and off-beat romcom – Motichoor Chaknachoor, Nawazuddin now burns the dance floor with a lit-up song ‘Battiyan Bujhaado’. After trying to woo his lady love in Crazy Lagdi, Nawaz will now be seen in a never seen before avatar, as he matches steps with the queen of hearts Sunny Leone, and together they bring down the roof in this foot-stomping promotional song for the film. Motichoor Chaknachoor, directed by Debamitra Biswal uniquely showcases the marital journey of the most unusual jodi – Pushpinder Tyagi and Anita Awasthi played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty.

Sung and composed by Ramji Gulati, who is joined by singer Jyotica Tangri, Battiyan Bujhaado will bring the vibe and tempo to every party, on its way to becoming the next anthem of the season when it launches today.

Setting temperatures soaring yet again, Sunny Leone said, “I was hooked to the soundtrack from the very first time I heard it. A catchy tune, that really grows on you, Battiyan Bujhaado is a full-blown dance song, that will surely be on every party’s playlist. And shooting the song with Nawaz, with whom I am sharing a screen for the first time, was an extremely enjoyable experience. He has quite surprised me with how sporting and fun he can be at dancing, on and off-screen, which the audience will see when the song launches today.”

Producedby Viacom18 Studios and Woodpecker Movies, Rajesh and Kiran Bhatia, Motichoor Chaknachoor is set to release on November 15

Nawazuddin Siddiqui honoured with the Prestigious Golden Dragon Award

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been honoured with the esteemed Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival for his excellent contribution to cinema in the global arena.

Rahil Abbas, the Founder & Festival Director of Cardiff International Film Festival, who also hosted the ‘Candid Chat with Nawaz’ expressed his delightful experience with Nawaz.

CIFF India Partner & Facilitator Suhail Sayed walked the red carpet along with Rahil and Nawaz and revealed his experience of the festival. “It’s been an amazing journey with Rahil and Nawaz so far, especially the Gala Night & Candid Chat with Nawaz was outstanding. As a facilitator, I’m honoured here and will soon come up with some extra-ordinary happenings.”

The Gangs of Wasseypur actor took to his Twitter to share an image of him accepting the Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival in the United Kingdom. The Counsel General of Wales, Mick Antoniw, on Sunday presented the award at CIFF in Cardiff to The Gangs of Wasseypur actor. Hollywood legend Judi Dench was likewise respected with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.

Nawazuddin took to Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations #DameJudiDench on receiving the Lifetime Achievement award. Thank You Mr. @MickAntoniw1 the Counsel General of Wales, UK & Cardiff International Film Festival for bestowing me with the prestigious Golden Dragon Award.”

The actor has made an imprint universally with Netflix’s Sacred Games, Ritesh Batra’s Photograph and BBC UK’s McMafia. He is the only actor in the world having 8 films being officially selected in five years at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Also, his two series were nominated at the prestigious Emmy Awards.

I am happy that Crazy Lagdi is getting so popular : Swaroop Khan

Singer from Rajasthan, Swaroop Khan, who also contested on one of the seasons of Indian Idol, is literally going places. After his PK song, Tharki Chokro became one of the chartbusters, the singer has recently sung a song Crazy Lagdi for Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Motichoor Chaknachoor, the song is already getting popular with viewers.  The song shows Nawazuddin trying his best to woo his neighbor Athiya Shetty and their unusual but fun chemistry will leave you in splits. Nawazuddin plays the character of an aging man in his forties who is desperate to marry a girl. He hooks on to his neighbor played by Athiya and gives his best to woo the girl into marriage. The song is sung by Swaroop Khan and the music is composed by Amjad Nadeem Aamir and the lyrics penned by Kumaar. This will be the first time Nawazuddin will be seen in a romantic comedy. The wedding-comedy was shot entirely in Bhopal and got its title from the fact that motichoor laddoos are served at weddings.

The song also gives a glimpse of some scenes from the film including the one where Pushpinder is seen following the leading lady while she is jogging, exercising, going by a rickshaw or at any possible place he could. The actor tries to woo Annie who repeatedly rejects all of Pushpinder’s ways and tactics until the two are seen wearing garlands at the end.

Sharing the song on Twitter, Nawazuddin Siddiqui hilariously captioned it saying, “It seems that you have to climb the ladder and speak in your ears…”

Swaroop is a versatile singer who has many popular songs to his credit. Ghoomar (Padmaavat), Mehndi (Dhanak), Bahut Hua Sanman (Mukkabaaz) are all interesting songs sung by the singer. He says, “I am happy that I am getting to sing different types of songs and if I sang a Tharki Chokro now I am singing Crazy Lagdi. It gives me a range that enables me to connect with viewers and get good work further.”

Bidita Bag promotes ‘Moksh to Maya’ amidst a fracture

Bidita Bag who has a release lined up this week with “Moksh to Maya” was spotted promoting her film with a cast on her leg. When enquired about the same she stated, “ I fractured my leg during   a dance sequence while shooting for my next film, we thought it was nothing serious at first but later it turned out to be a fracture, so I had to return back home.” However, this did not stop her from fulfilling her commitment to the film “Moksh To Maya”.

“I am very grateful of Bidita for continuing to promote the film even after her injury. I can see that she is undergoing a lot of pain but she is giving priority to her commitments which is commendable on her part,” said Manoj Singh who is all set to make his directorial debut in Bollywood with the drama-thriller “Moksh to Maya” which is set to release on 26th July 2019.

The story of “Moksh to Maya” revolves around the character of “Maya” that is in a hurdle of life where she decides to choose her desires and faces the consequences with pride.

‘Moksh to Maya’ stars Bidita Bag, Ehsaan Khan, Raj Premi, Neeraj Bharaddwaj, Muni Jha, Syed Raza Ahmed, Shweta Thakore, Maitrik Thakkar, Megha Bhatt, Karnam Rajani, Sima Pari and Rahul Sinha.

The movie Moksh To Maya is written by Kapil Kaustubh Sharma and produced by Antaraa creation LLP, Sweta Thakore, Neeraj Bharaddwaj, Ramesh Rajpurohit, Krishnajee. The forthcoming movie trailer has garnered a lot of recognition online and will be releasing on 26 July 2019.

No Roadblocks for actress Bidita Bag

Actress Bidita Bag ,popularly known for her sensational role in film ‘Babumoshai Bandukbaaz’ and  also for  her  performance in biographical period drama film  ‘Sholay Girl’, will now be seen in a thriller film ‘Moksh to Maya’ directed by Manoj Singh, written by Kapil Kaustubh Sharma . Bidita plays the character named ‘Moksh’, a free bird who decides to choose her desire and face its consequences with pride, depicting her bold and mysterious journey.

Director Manoj Singh recalls an incident, during the shoot, when Bidita’s passion and dedication towards her work impressed him. Manoj singh narrates that how the actress was so resolute towards the film that she once walked to the location and did not even express her agony about it. “We were shooting in Alwar, Rajasthan, and the location was around 5km from the hotel and due to some local elections, the roads were blocked so instead of going back to the hotel Bidita walked 2kms through the farms and reached the shoot location,” Quoted the director Manoj Singh.

As she reached the set all the crew members were amazed by her dedication and could not stop praising her professionalism. She believes that it takes a lot to make a film and each day in the process requires a lot of effort, by a huge no of crew members associated. Every day there is a lot of finance on stake by the makers, so she cannot afford to let them down with these minor uncalled obstacles in the making. Understanding this she chose to walk through the farms and not cancel the shoot.

Undoubtedly the actor has a promising career in the industry, with this right attitude towards her profession.

‘Moksh to Maya’ also promotes women empowerment, feminism and many different social causes which gives a wide range of knowledge about the problems faced by women in our society.

Moksh to Maya is slated to release on 26th July 2019 and is produced by Antaraa Creations LLP, Shweta Thakore, Neeraj Bharaddwaj, Ramesh Rajpurohit and Krishnajee.