TV and Film actress Vaishnavi Macdonald graced this year’s Perfect Woman Magazine Mr. and Ms. Teen as a member of the Judge Panel. The event awarded kids from the age of 13-18 for their unique talents and traits in order to give them the much-required boost and confidence.
Vaishnavi is best known for her character ‘Geeta Vishwas’ in ‘Shaktimaan’ and since then has been a part of the industry for more than 20 years. She spoke with the media regarding the event, “I’m really delighted to be a part of this event as they are giving young kids such a great platform to showcase their capabilities and talent. I remember when I debuted in this industry and was just 16 years old. I was very raw and clueless but these kids through such platforms get direction to the path they want to pursue. Being a mother to a 16-year old I understand the importance of these platforms as they give the kids the kind of push they need.”
Vaishnavi Macdonald has been a part of more than 40 TV shows and close to 20 Bollywood movies. She’s currently seen on Sony TV’s ‘Yeh Unn Dino Ki Baat Hai’ and Star Plus & Hotstar’s ‘Divya Drashti’.
“The organizers told me about the initiatives they are taking against drug abuse amongst young kids. I’m very impressed and looking forward to the measures they are taking because it is a very serious issue and especially amongst teens. Parents have to make their kids aware of these issues and offer them the consultation and advice that they really need. I wish the organizers and Perfect Woman Magazine all the luck in their fight against drugs.” Exulted ‘The Divya Drishti’ actress further
Vaishnavi attended the event to motivate kids and teens and help them pave their way to success as she felicitated some kids with their respective titles and crowned some of the award recipients as well.
Hansa Ek Sanyog has created a name for itself since the launch of its trailer recently by Sapna Chaudhary and it all added up to its ultimate music launch yesterday. The event was an extravaganza and marked the success of another milestone for the team of Hansa Ek Sanyog.
Hansa Ek Sanyog has gathered support from various communities as well as the members of Bollywood helping it raise its voice against the plight of third gender community in India.
“While making this movie I got in touch with several people belonging to the third gender community. And one thing which was common between all was that they were famous amongst their family and society. I hope with this movie, a typical mindset related to them will change, more acceptance will be there and the third gender will be treated as equal to any other person,” added the producer of the film Suresh Sharma.
On the other hand, the music of the movie is soulful and heart touching and is released under Zee Music Label. Singer Ritu Pathak of “Jalebi Bai” fame has also sung one of the songs for the movie titled “Selfie Kudi”.
“I am really happy that I got to apart of this project, it carries a social message and I hope that it changes as many lives possible. After listening to the song I knew it was going to be another song just like Jalebi Bai…I hope the audience enjoys the song the same way we enjoyed making it.”
The directors of the movie Santosh Kashyap and Dhiraj Verma with the likes of Vaishnavi Macdonald, Mantra Patel, Ayush Shrivastava and Pankaj Shukla from the cast graced the event with their presence along with playback singer Ritu Pathak.
International gay and human rights activists Maya Jafer, who has her roots in the south of India has recently come forward in supporting Hansa Ek Sanyog which is made on the current situation of the third gender in our society.
Maya Jaffer is an actress, dancer, doctor and activist and been a constant supporter of the comprehensive immigration reform. On finding out about the movie’s concept she came forward to show her support for the movie without any hesitation.
Being an activist herself Maya knows the importance of giving a voice to the people belonging to that community and to be making a movie on such a concept would not only give their community some breathing space but reasons to keep their heads held up high.
Hansa-Ek Sanyog has a variety of star cast with Akhilendra Misra, Aman Verma, Mona Lisa, Sharad Saxena, Vaishnavi Macdonald, Ayush Shrivastava, Ayush Chandraker being some of the few names.
The producers along with the cast recently launched the trailer of the film in Mumbai and the production house has since then got to hear only good things about the movie. The film’s concept is catching the eyes of the majority of the cult audiences and has been receiving a lot of love and support from the LGBTQ Community throughout the nation.
Popular performer turned Actor, Sapna Choudhary recently launched the trailer of Chitragrahi Films “Hansaa Ek Sanyog “at Andheri, Mumbai on 13th February, 2019. The movie carries a social message and showcases the plight of the third gender in our community.
Suresh Sharma very proudly announced his main motive of making the film stating, “In due course of making this film, I have met a lot of people from the third gender community, but one thing common amongst all of them is that they were disowned from their families and society as well. This is the mindset that I want to change and I hope through this film I am able to bring a strong acceptance of equality ,for the third gender community in our society.”
The film is a multi-starrer film starring actors like Akhilendra Mishra, Sharat Saxena, Sayaji Shinde, Deepshikha Nagpal, Aman Verma, Vaishnavi Macdonald, Mantra Patel and Ayush Shrivastava.
“The main reason for me to sign this film is because I have seen the situations of the third gender in our society and if there is something I could do about it, I would surely like to help and do my bit to get them the place in the society that they deserve.” said actor Akhilendra Mishra who will be seen playing a Kinnar Guru in the film.
The film is directed by Santosh Kashyap and Dhiraj Verma and written by Santosh Kashyap itself. The film will be released under the banner Chitragrahi Films and the music will be launched by Zee Music Company.
Aman Verma popularly known for his role in the movie ‘Baghban’ and also as the host of ‘Khullja Sim Sim’ is all set to play a lawyer in his upcoming movie ‘Hansa-Ek Sanyog’ which is produced by Suresh Sharma and directed by Santosh Kashyap & Dhiraj Verma, the movie is based on the third gender (Kinnar) community and their issues for equality in the society.
Aman Verma is seen playing the role of a strong headed and a very aggressive lawyer, “I loved playing this character, he is an aggressive and a really strong headed person who would go to any extent in order to win a case and always wants everyone under his wing.” When asked about his views on the Kinnar community he said, “The third gender is there in the society and we see them everywhere, so shying away and not giving them their place in society is really sad. And they are neglected by the society,that is why they are considered as third gender community, if you give them a job as that of any normal human they are ready to work.” He further added, “Even today in the voters list when they ask you for your sex it just has two boxes male & female there is no third box and that’s how it is.”
“I overall had a brilliant experience and I hope such kinds of films are made more often so that the hidden part of the society which many people don’t want to talk about can come in the open.”
With the movie ‘Hansa-Ek Sanyog’ the director duo are trying to showcase the struggle that the Kinnar community face and the problems that they have to go through in order to earn their daily livelihood with dignity. The movie also includes actors like Ayush Shrivastava, Mantra Patel, Master Ayushmann, Sharad Saxena, Sayaji Shinde, Vaishnavi Macdonald, Akhilendra Mishra, Deepshika Nagpal, Ishtiyak Khan, Bachan Pachera, Pankaj Shukla & Neelam Pandey.
The first look of Shabla Films’ Raja Abroadiya was launched at a suburban preview theatre of Mumbai. Raja Abroadiya is romantic dramedy of director-producer Lakhwinder Shabla. Under the banner of Shabla Films, Raja Abroadiya is starring Robin Sohi, Vaishnavi Patwardhan, Abhishek Singh Pathania, Olga Hoffmann, Alankrita Bora, Vaishnavi Macdonald and Yograj Singh.
The film producer and director Lakhwinder Shabla, lead actors Robin Sohi, Vaishnavi Patwardhan along with actor Harry Verma and Abhishek Singh Pathania were present at the event.
The story revolves around a rich boy Raja of a village who was very proud and enjoying his royal status, but he got his ego hurt by a drunken villager whose son returned from abroad after being married to foreign girl. Raja accepts his challenge, announcing he too will become Abroadiya .The leading lady Preety also has dreams of going abroad & change her social & economical status. The two meets in the process, they make a deal between them. It’s the story of both to achieve their respective goals and what struggles they have to face in this journey.
The multi-talented Lakhwinder Shabla quoted “the film is a pure romantic comedy along with the passion to achieve one’s goal. This film will give zeal to the young crowd to follow their dreams. The film is shot in Germany as well as Punjab. Both the locations define their own beauty in their manner. The landscapes of Germany are charming, bewitching, and staggeringly pretty. Punjab, on the other hand, with its fertile farming land, is one of India’s most prosperous states. Home to bhangra music and the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, it has a distinctive and lively culture. The cinemagoers will enjoy this movie in theatre by 23rd February, 2018.”