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Indian Idol winners Salman Ali and Sunny Hindustani and musician Choklate Pi Single to rock the O2 At the indigo in London

Indian Idol season 11 winner Sunny Hindustani is all set to make a debut in his first live concert in UK along with Indian Idol season 10 winner Salman Ali. Accompanying them on stage, will be popular singer Choklate Pi, who got popular with his tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput – ‘Tere Jaane Ka Gam’.

While Sunny and Salman have become popular recently, Choklate has released over 30 covers on his YouTube channel and has over 25k subscribers. His tribute song for Sushant Singh Rajput crossed 7 million views and he has over 82k followers on his Facebook fan page as well. Choklate has been responsible for promoting Indian Idol singers for over a decade now and has curated more than 100 live concerts and shows around the world.

While this is a first joint concert with Salman and Sunny, Choklate had curated and opened for Salman Ali live concert in SSE Arena, Wembley, London in Feb this year too.

Choklate said, “There is abundance of unexplored talents in India. Salman and Sunny are highly skilled and have exceptional singing talent. I felt that their live concert will be a hit with Indian diaspora in UK and across the world, as the World has a huge fan following for Indian music. Hopefully, we will have more such talent from different shows and can promote it across the world. Indian music is popular but it needs to get even more popular, globally.”

The concert will be live-streamed worldwide from the Indigo at the O2, London on 31st Oct, 2020.

It’s always great working with Amit Trivedi: Lyricist Ozil Dalal

Ozil Dalal is a budding lyricist in the Bollywood industry. With the ups and downs in the early stage of his career, Ozil is now a known name in the industry. Known for movies like Sushant Singh Rajput movie Drive, Mahesh Bhatt acting debut movie Mumbai City, Award winning children’s film Blue Mountains and more. Ozil Dalal made a powerful presence as a lyricist in Bollywood.
He has been associated with popular music composer Amit Trivedi in many projects. The huge break in Coke studio season 3 was the icebreaking moment for him. In coke studio, he was the lyrics writer for Amit Trivedi’s song “Kyun Na”. The song had massive followers. After its success, Ozil and Amit worked for many songs like anthem “Bas bajana chahiye gana” of Gaana.com and also Dil Ka Gaana series and others….Gaana.com got the most prestigious Abby award. Ozil has also written many national and international Commercials for other brands & other Music Directors. Amit had remade the legendary song “Allah tero naam” in Times of music show on Sony TV with additional lyrics by Ozil. Those 8 lines were truly inspiring, motivating and spiritual, spreading message of world peace. Even he had been the lyric writer of the superhit number “Makhna” of Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez’s film Drive which was released on OTT platform Netflix and music was by Tanishq Bagchi. Now he is collaborated with Amit in his new album and many other projects.

Ozil Dalal shared, “Hard work and luck both play equal roles to work for Big songs like Makhana from Drive, Sushant Singh movie, I always wanted to give Guajarati songs a Bollywood touch to make it universal. Being a Gujarati I penned lyrics for Jatin-Pratik in a Gujarati Biopic first sports award winning film Diya –The wonder girl. The martial art anthem in the film is inspired by Amitabh Bhattacharya’s song from Brother.

Ozil Dalal has also written songs for award winning films The Blue Mountain and Moh. He wrote a football song in movie Penalty and a peppy dance number in Mahesh Bhatt’s film Mumbai City. Apart from films, he had been the lyricist for many other ads and web-series. He is highly inspired by Gulzaar Saheb, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Prasoon Joshi, Irshad Kamil, Piyush Mishra and more. He loves to do experiments. He completes his homework like a kid for any new subject. From the beginning he always wanted to be a lyricist which will create an eyebrow raising moment amongst listener.

Sushant Singh Rajput visited flood affected areas of Nagaland

In September 2018, Sushant Singh Rajput met up with Niephiu Rio, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, to discuss the current situation and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the damage caused by the recent flooding in the state. While the floods in Kerala had witnessed an outpour of support, the same can’t be said for Nagaland. The flooding has affected 50,000 people in the state, which has compelled the CM to plead for help on social media.

The actor immediately cancelled his appointments once his Innsaei team informed him about the situation and quickly fixed a meeting with the CM to discuss further on the condition. Sushant donated Rs. 1 crore on behalf of an Instagram fan to aid the relief efforts in Kerala, and also sent a team to take care of on-ground relief. He donated Rs. 1.25 crores to Nagaland’s relief fund as an immediate call to action and help the flood-affected people. Nagaland CM, Niephiu Rio, thanked Sushant for joining the cause and becoming the voice of the state and its people and as a token of appreciation, he presented Sushant with a friendship Gong.

In the meeting with the Nagaland CM, Sushant expressed his concern and said, “The events in Nagaland deeply sadden me, and I am disturbed by the fact that this disaster is not receiving the attention it deserves. Every person, every state, and every problem should be treated equally, and I believe that it is the responsibility of the nation as a whole to stand with the people of Nagaland during this tough time. I urge people to come forward and help people of Nagaland in mobilising and bring their lives back on track.”

The lack of attention to this disaster is a grim reminder that the majority of the population has ignored events in the North-East. Through his humanitarian efforts, Sushant aimed to put Nagaland in the limelight and drive attention towards the plight of the state’s people. Sushant Singh Rajput is the only Bollywood actor who had provided help to the people of Nagaland, serving as an inspiration for the entire country to step up for this noble cause.

Sushant’s journey from background dancer to a Star made Shiamak Davar proud!

Not everyone knows that Sushant Singh Rajput too was a background dancer with choreographer Shiamak Davar before he became an actor. Sushant used to dance as part of Shiamak Davar’s dance company just like Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and a few others in the industry today. Sushant in fact has even performed as a background dancer with Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta etc in his dancing days.

From being an engineering student from Delhi, to dancing as a background dancer for Shiamak and now being the star who is being choreographed by Shiamak is a huge achievement of Sushant. Shiamak Davar is extremely proud of where Sushant had reached.

Sushant had surely struggled a lot and shown the world that even common people with big dreams can achieve those dreams if they work hard and are passionate enough.

Expressing his pride, Shiamak said, “When Sushant wanted to take up engineering, I told him, why don’t you take up acting? You’re fun; you have a good understanding of the craft. I felt there was something special about him back then. He said I don’t know… education is important for me. I said just try, if you fail its okay but at least try. He listened to me and then he got a television role in Pavitra Rishta and then he went on to doing films. In Kai Po Che, he was outstanding and in Dhoni he was fabulous, beyond words. 

The thing is that he was a very natural actor and that’s what I liked about him. I knew somewhere that this boy had something, and he is a good dancer and it’s so important in the industry now a days. I am very proud of him, extremely proud of him. I am so proud of where he had reached.”

Further adds, “More so I am proud of him, as he hadn’t forgotten the faith I had in him. He has always, in every way, always spoken about me as a teacher. It just showed the kind of person he was.”

NASA Technical team all praise for Sushant Singh Rajput !

Sushant Singh Rajput was at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 2017 as part of his prep for Viki Rajani’s Chanda Mama Door Ke, India’s first space odyssey, directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan. The film based on a team of astronauts whose mission brings the country together, unfortunately never took off.

Sushant had started training at the center in July 2017, part of which included experiencing zero gravity, docking the shuttle to the ISS, flying a space shuttle simulator and training in other simulations programmes at NASA.

Sushant Singh Rajput, an Indian film and television actor, participates in astronaut training to prepare for an upcoming role in the training facility at U.S. Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Friday, July 21, 2017 in Huntsville, Ala. (Eric Schultz / Rocket City Photo)

The actor had been going all out to get under the skin of his character and had impressed the NASA technical team with his dedication and enthusiasm.

Rajput also visited the U. S. Space & Rocket Center. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a museum operated by the government of Alabama, showcasing rockets, achievements, and artifacts of the U.S. space program.

Sushant Singh Rajput does the King Khan step in Sadda Move

Sushant Singh Rajput shot a Punjabi song for the first time and was quite gung- ho about it. There is a special part of the song where Sushant spreads his arms and does the signature Shahrukh step. The Raabta team shot this moment in the fields. They also put together Shahrukh’s look from DDLJ, the jacket and the hat. The line in the song mentions ‘bahon ko felake karo step King Khan wala.’ 

Sushant Singh Rajput wins Best Actor at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne !

After winning the Screen award for Best Actor Critic’s Choice and the Big Screen Entertainment Award for Best Actor in a Drama, for his performance in the 2016 blockbuster, MS Dhoni : The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput walked away with the Best Actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
On the occasion said Sushant, “I’m extremely honoured and grateful to IFFM and the jury for appreciating my performance . Last time I was in Melbourne I was dancing behind Bollywood stars as a background dancer in the Commonwealth games and now being recognized as the best actor really feels great.”

Sushant Singh Rajput meets his little fans in Delhi 

Eleven years ago, an engineering student then, Sushant Singh Rajput, dropped out of college in Delhi and it was only in August 2018 that the young actor traveled to the capital to visit a school, as an ambassador of Behtar India.

The talented actor interacted with over a thousand school students at the conclave held by the campaign. Towards the end of the conclave, Sushant posed with his young fans and clicked selfies with them. The young star also bumped into his school math’s teacher, who was overwhelmed when he recognized her in the crowd.

SSR fulfils dream of blind kid during Dil Bechara shoot

In August 2018  during the Ranchi leg of his upcoming film Dil Bechara, serial dreamer Sushant Singh Rajput turned dream fulfiller for a kid. While on shoot at St Paul’s Church, Sushant got to know of a blind school near the set where the kids wanted to meet him. In between scenes, Sushant visited the school, shared some moments of joy with the kids and interacted with many of them personally, creating beautiful memories for all involved. Not only this, he also got a chance to listen to a heartwarming song performed by a kid in front of his mates and teachers. It was a lifelong dream for the boy to sing for the Dhoni star Sushant Singh Rajput and the performance, followed by an embrace from SSR himself, was touching to say the least. 

Sushant Singh Rajput rocks the Judge’s Panel of Miss Diva 2018

One of the most stylish and versatile Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was invited to be a part of the Judge’s Panel at Miss Diva 2018 to select one of the diva who will represent India at Miss Universe 2018 contest. Sushant, who was the only male judge at the panel was accompanied by former Miss Universe Lara Dutta and the gorgeous Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Neha Dhupia.

Sushant Singh Rajput now “SHAANT” forever: A big shock for everyone

Sushant Singh Rajput, was found dead at his Bandra residence in Mumbai with police suspecting suicide. The 34-year-old actor was reportedly found hanging by a domestic help who raised alarm. Bandra Police brought the actor’s body to Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital from his residence. After testing the actor for COVID-19, he has been taken for post mortem. So far, no suicide note is found.

Some of his friends were also at home when his body was discovered. Around 10 am this morning, he went back to his room, after which, he was not seen. The house staff and his friend tried to open the door but in vain. The house staff called a local keymaker. With the help of the duplicate key, they opened the door to discover him hanging. The house help also called the ambulance and the police, who reached his home. The police have found a file which had details of the treatment Sushant Singh Rajput was currently been undergoing. He was suffering from clinical depression for the past six months.

Sushant Singh Rajput became popular with TV show ‘Pavitra Rishta’. He debuted in Bollywood with ‘Kaipo Chhe’ and then starred in Shuddh Desi Romance, PK, MS Dhoni : The Untold Story, Raabta, Kedarnath, Sonchiriya. He was last seen on bog screen in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Chhichhore’.

Among unreleased films is Dil Bechara which is an official remake of Hollywood film The Fault In Their Stars. The film was directed by casting director Mukesh Chhabra. 

Sushant has always been appreciated for the career choices he has made so far – From picking unconventional subjects, living his characters and getting right under the skin of them, to being a great performer and entertainer.

Rajput was born in Patna. He is survived by his elder brother, two sisters and father, Dr KK Singh. Sushant lost his mother in 2002, when he was only 16 years old. In several interviews over the years, Sushant had always spoken of the loss of his mother as a huge blow to him. In fact, his last social media post, from June 3, was also a tribute to his late mother.

Sushant had secured all-India 7th rank in AIEEE and finished his Mechanical Engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering. He had also won the Physics Olympiad. He joined Shiamak Davar’s dance classes and later joined Barry John’s acting classes to become an actor.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and we hope Sushant rests in peace.

Graphic Biography of Lakshmibai: खूब लड़ी मर्दानी launched

Campfire Graphic Novels – the pioneers of Graphic novels in India has launched the most awaited Graphic biography of Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi.

This graphic novel biography of Lakshmibai portrays this remarkable woman as she was, without resorting to mythical exaggeration, and depicts how she led her band of troops against the British forces in the backdrop of the Indian uprising of 1857.

The 1857 uprising is considered by many to be India’s first war of independence. The role of Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, in that uprising has been an inspiration for future Indian freedom fighters and her name has passed into legend as that of a fearless woman who resisted the might of the colonial British forces.

Unjustly deprived of her kingdom by the British, Lakshmibai, ruler of the princely state of Jhansi, mounted a brave resistance against the British while being unwillingly drawn into the sepoy uprising of 1857. Her leadership and bravery captured the hearts of many, friend and foe alike, and till this day, she lives on as a symbol of hope against tyranny in the hearts of countless Indians.

Official First Look Poster Of Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi Released

“Campfire Graphic Novels will publish its latest title in the Heroes series Lakshmibai: खूब लड़ी मर्दानी. This 112-page graphic novel biography of the Rani of Jhansi tells the inspiring story of one of India’s most famous warrior queens. Her bravery and sacrifice would sow the seeds of further rebellion that would eventually free India from the clutches of colonialism.  Campfire hopes that this book will inspire readers to learn more about their nation’s history and the heroic deeds of those before us” said Ms. Girija Jhunjhunwala, Director, Campfire Graphic Novels

Sonchiraiya is a film aficionado treat

Sonchiraiya starring all the critically acclaimed actors viz. Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles.

Manoj Bajpayee’s who is a National award-winning actor was last seen in Love Sonia for which Manoj received immense appreciation for his performance. In Sonchiraiya Manoj will be seen playing the character of  Man Singh, a man who had a big prize on his head back in the 70s when Chambal’s ravines were off limit for people and daakus held sway.

Ashutosh Rana whose last outing Simmba is doing splendidly well at the box office will be now seen in Sonchiraiya in very rustic character different from his previous roles in his career.

Sushant Singh Rajput was last seen in Kedarnath for which he received much appreciation and the audience loved his performance in it. Now, in Sonchiraiya who is playing a pivotal role in the fils has a raw and rugged look, with a beard that’s making it hard to recognize him at first glance.

Bhumi Pednekars’s performances in all her movies were acclaimed by the critics and she was applauded for the same. The look of Bhumi Pednekar in Sonchiraiya is a stroke of genius. It was his vision that created a character who exudes vulnerability and yet is strong, gritty and bold.

After receiving much appreciation for his performance in Sacred Games, Jatin Sara will also be seen in Sonchiraiya.

The story of Sonchiraiya is set in the 1970s showcasing a small town ruled and dominated by dacoits. Multiple gangs fight over the struggle to attain power. The cast dons fierce avatars in sync with the theme of the film.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, Sonchiraiya promises to be a power packed action film giving a glimpse of the glorious years if dacoits in central India.

Shot in the valleys of Madhya Pradesh, Sonchiraiya presents an ensemble cast with an intriguing storyline.

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey who has earlier presented ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Ishiqiya’, ‘Sonchiraiya’ presents a rooted tale set in Chambal.

Producer Ronnie Screwvala who has not only presented blockbusters but also award-winning films is all set to present ‘Sonchiraiya’.