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Marjaavaan goes on floor

After the success of Milap Milan Zaveri’s Satyameva Jayate, producers Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Emmay Entertainment’s Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani have come together to produce Milap’s next Marjaavaan. 7th Dec, the producers and the director along with their lead cast Siddharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria, Rakul Preet Singh are together for muharat shot of their upcoming action drama. Missing in this picture is Riteish Deshmukh who will start shoot in a couple of days who sent his best wishes for the team. Nikkhil Advani also sends his best wishes…

Meanwhile, Siddharth Malhotra took to twitter to tease his fans with a glimpse of his look from the film. Sidharth will be seen in a power packed action hero role and for the same Siddharth dons tattoos on his fist. In the picture shared by the actor, we can see his tattoo is a symbolic representation of different Indian religions which his character believes in. Siddharth tweets, “Ishq aur inteqaam ka koi mazhab nahi, koi ek Rab nahi! The action packed #Marjaavaan Shoot begins today!”

The film releases on 2nd Oct 2019.

John Abraham brings ‘1911’ with Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani

To be directed by Nikkhil Advani starring John Abraham and produced by Bhushan Kumar, 1911 is based on an historic football match ever played

As per the recent announcement, T-Series JA Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment have come together to produce 6 films by various directors. The first of this deal is a film starring John Abraham, directed by Nikkhil Advani goes on floors in November 2019 and will be shot over 3 months in Kolkata. Eyeing for a mid-2020 release the film will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, John Abraham’s JA Entertainment and Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani & Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment.

For over five years John Abraham has been living with a dream. An avid football enthusiast whose owns his own team, NorthEast United FC, the actor has been waiting to bring one of India’s most historic matches to the screen, dating back to 1911.  John Abraham will be playing the role of Shibdas Bhaduri, who captained the side.

Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham’s next ‘Batla House’ poster released

The Mohan Bagan Athletic Club was established in 1889 by three well-known aristocratic Bengali families in North Kolkata. The team won its first trophy only 15 years later but under their coach, Sailen Basu, quickly rose in the ranks. In 1911, it was invited to take part in the prestigious Indian Football Association (IFA) Shield. With brilliant players like Hiralal Mukherjee, Bhuti Sukul, Sudhir Chatterjee, Manmohan Mukherjee, Rajen Sengupta, Nilmadhav Bhattarya, Kanu Roy, Habul Sarkar, Abhilash Ghosh, the team captained by Shibdas Bhaduri who played alongside his older brother Bijoydas Bhaduri, notched up one win after another, making it to the final where they were up against East Yorkshire Regiment, an elite branch of the British army. On July 29, almost 10,000 football enthusiasts lined up as the players took the field. The Indians were a match for the better trained British players in every way till Sergeant Jackson scored the first goal with just 15 minutes left for the final. Mohun Bagan responded with one of their own and then it was a fight to the finish.

John Abraham to star in Robbie Grewal’s Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW)

John says “What makes 1911 special is that it is not just about the coach, the players or even the game, it’s also about India’s freedom struggle.  Like with Parmanu, the idea is to educate in an entertaining way so viewers walk out of the theatre saying, ‘Wow, I didn’t know this!’

Nikkhil says “I’ve been wanting to make a film set in Kolkata, talking about its people, culture and heritage. 1911 is even better because it moves beyond Bengal to encompass all of India and its history. It’s a huge responsibility to tell this story right as it’s almost folklore to the people of Bengal as well as it’s so close to John. I’m thrilled he thinks that I will be able to do it justice”

Bhushan Kumar says “We are extremely happy to announce our first film as part of our six film deal and it gives me great pleasure to be associated with a film which tells the story of the emergence of the most iconic club in India, as well as a truly inspiring moment in our history.”

John Abraham to don the producer’s hat

Post the success of Satyameva Jayate and after already working on Batla House, 1911 will be one of the most exciting projects coming out of the recently announced 6 film deal.

Three production houses come together to make six films

With a successful film already in their bag & two films in making, T-Series, JA Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment have decided on a joint venture to produce more films together.

With such an easy and strong partnership these three leading production houses have experienced in past 12 months, the partners have now decided to develop more present, meaningful and commercially relevant cinema. Under this collaboration, a slate of films will be jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, John Abraham’s JA Entertainment and Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment.

John Abraham to star in Robbie Grewal’s Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW)

The films to be made in this JV will contain films with John Abraham as an actor but also has projects where he will be involved as a producer only. Similarly Nikkhil Advani is also committed to directing in this JV and will continue to helm projects as a producer, as he has successfully done recently. Meanwhile, other directors finalized so far include Gauravv Chawla, Samar Shaikh, Kaashvi Nair & Ranjit Tiwari.

Speaking for this development, T-Series CMD, Bhushan Kumar said, “Having worked with John, Nikkhil and everyone at Emmay, I have a very secured partnership. Of equal if not greater value is their partnership as producers. They are valuable talent assets and we are privileged to have them in our joint venture. With the six films JV T-Series intends to leverage their complementary skills in talent access & development as well as efficient production.”

Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham’s next ‘Batla House’ poster released

John Abraham believes the coming together of this tripartite gives an enhanced and solid platform to showcase talent and technicians which is a critical way forward to expand the industry. He says “Market forces today demand that smart alliances are formed to fulfill audience expectations. Our association thus far has been excellent test bed from which we have all learnt a lot”.

Nikkhil Advani, speaking on behalf of EMMAY, said “We welcome this collaboration as it will enable us to push the envelope with new stories, formats. Mostly, as partners we are committed to creating opportunities based on meritocracy and a healthy work culture.”

John Abraham’s production house starts work on first Marathi film ‘Savita Damodar Paranjpe’!

While more details of the slate will follow, immediately six films are in final stages of assembly and will go on floors between 2019-20. Expect a detailed announcement in the coming weeks.

Rakul Preet joins the cast of Marjaavaan

Rakul Preet Singh is the recent addition to the cast of Milap Milan Zaveri’s Marjaavaan. Apart from Siddharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria now Rakul has been finalised to play a parallel lead opposite Siddharth.

After sharing screen space in an action thriller before, Rakul is very excited to work with Siddharth again. She says, “Sid is a friend and I know he has been wanting to do something different, commercial and massy for a while. This is that film! I have already told him I liked both the script and his look pictures.”

Said to be seen in a different role than what she has portrayed before Rakul says , “You have never seen me in a character like this before. I am very excited.” Rakul adds, “I have known Milap for a while and had met him while shooting for De De Pyaar De. We met for the narration of Marjaavaan recently and I instantly fell in love with this strong willed character.”

Milap says, “Rakul is one of the most talented actresses of her generation. No wonder she is the reigning queen in South! I needed someone beautiful and powerful for the role in ‘Marjaavaan’ and she was the perfect choice. So excited to have her on board!” Seen as a strong headed girl, Rakul will play a character with extreme dialoguebaazi as seen in Milap’s films and yet will also be the one who wears her heart-on-her-sleeves.

Bhushan Kumar says, “We are happy that Rakul has agreed for the part. She stepped into Bollywood with my wife’s film Yaariyan. With Marjaavaan, her fans will see a side of her possibly not seen before.”

Nikkhil Advani says, “Was so thrilled that Rakul agreed to come on board. Milap required a solid performer who was willing to push the envelope with the character. She plays an extremely special part and will be seen in a never before seen avatar.”

Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Emmay Entertainment (Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani & Nikkhil Advani) the film is slated to release on 2nd October 2019.

Marjaavaan is announced

After the convincing success of the mass-entertainer Satyameva Jayate, Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and Milap Milan Zaveri are back with their next film titled Marjaavaan. Helming this action-packed, high on drama, emotional love story, set against the backdrop of Mumbai city, are Riteish Deshmukh, Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria.

A lot of excitement around this unique casting is because Riteish and Sidharth were last seen together in the blockbuster film Ek Villain (2013), which was co-written by Milap as well. Tara Sutaria, who will debut in SOTY 2, is the fresh new face and will play Siddharth’s love interest in this film.

T-Series CMD Bhushan Kumar had this to say “Extremely excited and proud to once again partner with Nikkhil and his team. We have together backed Milap’s earlier film and are confident of bringing this family entertainer for our audiences. Apart from an engaging story, the film will have wonderfully curated music to highlight the love story.”

Nikkhil Advani added, “My company Emmay Entertainment has been developing this film with Milap since two years and we hope to exceed expectations with Marjaavaan. Be prepared for action, dialogue-baazi Milap style, with a moving tale of love and longing.”

Milap concluded “I am continuously grateful for all the support my film Satyameva Jayate received. So excited and grateful to team up again with T-Series and Emmay. This is a family production for me to have all those associated with it, as part of it.”

The film goes on floors December 2018 and is slated for release on October 2nd, 2019.

Nikkhil Advani shares the first glimpse from the sets of ‘Batla House’

Emmay  Entertainment’s founder, director Nikkhil Advani is all geared up to present his next directorial, the John Abraham starrer ‘Batla House’, which is on floors currently. The director along with the cast and crew of the film is shooting in Mumbai. He recently shared an image from the sets of  ‘Batla House’. The image features John Abraham engrossed in an animated conversation. With this the director announced that Ravi Kishan has joined the cast.

Rohan Mehra gets candid on how he bagged Baazaar

The trailer of Baazaar – an upcoming drama on stocks, money, and crime released a few days back and has received rave reviews from one and all! The film marks the debut of Rohan Mehra and also stars Saif Ali Khan, Chitrangda Singh, and Radhika Apte.

Rohan Mehra who works on vying for attention, is also leading the show independently and in the eyes of his boss as the plot progresses and he has definitely got all our attention!

The road to Bollywood was not easy for Rohan. Talking about how he bagged the role in Baazaar, Rohan Mehra recalls, “I heard about the film, in fact, I read about the film and was very intrigued by the storyline. When I learnt that Nikkhil Sir was making this film, I thought of auditioning for it. Initially the film was supposed to have only established actors and they were not even planning on taking newcomers.”

Adding further, he said, “Eventually, they were convinced and had to audition a few rounds. Following which, I had to wait for months before I got a confirmation call. It was not something which was offered because I was a star kid, but had to really work hard for it.”

The film, Baazaar has opened and exposed the game of stock markets widely since the trailer launch and we cannot stop talking about it. Rohan Mehra has impressed one and all and judging by the response he has been receiving, the talented actor is here to stay for good.

Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham’s next ‘Batla House’ poster released

After the massive success of Satyameva Jayate, the team – Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham come back together for a thriller drama ‘Batla House’. The first look poster of the film was released today. Directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & JA Entertainment in association with Bake My Cake Films, the film will release on 15th August 2019. The film is written by Ritesh Shah.

Keeping its holiday date like this year, John Abraham will portray the role inspired by Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who spearheaded the Batla House encounter. The poster was launched with a day prior build up by the team who launched two teaser posters giving a background of the incident the film is based on. As the tag line says ‘The story of India’s Most Decorated/Controversial Cop’, the case was about this one man who has had 70 encounters, a record 22 convictions from 30 cases and 9 Gallantry Awards. John Abraham says “Being recognized for films like Madras Cafe and Parmanu, I automatically gravitate towards scripts like Batla House, however, that also means that the script needs to live upto those standards. With Batla House, Ritesh blew me over with his precision in the story telling as well as the emotional roller coaster of the characters. I am truly excited to bring this story alive to audiences”

The film that goes on floors by mid-October, is inspired by the real encounter that took place a decade ago on September 19. Nikkhil plans on shooting the film in Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nepal. Speaking about it, Nikkhil adds, “Ritesh, who I have had the wonderful fortune of collaborating with on my life-changing films, D-Day and Airlift, came to me with this incredible story and he has spent a painstaking 4yrs researching, writing and has fashioned a top notch script. I’m so happy that John also recognized the power of this story and agreed to come aboard. Now all I have to do is call action/cut”

Bhushan Kumar says, “Nikkhil is presenting one such incident to the audience that needs to be heard. The posters will give our viewers a brief idea on what the film is and seeing John like this, everyone is definitely intrigued.”

Batla House is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, John Abraham and Sandeep Leyzell.