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Akshay Kumar joins in the selfie trend!

5 hours ago

Fans of Akshay Kumar were in for a real treat this weekend when the superstar posted a shirtless selfie on a social networking site. Needless to say, Khiladi Kumar looks ripped and oozed machoness. This was also the actor’s first selfie ever.

The international icon had tweeted:

It’s been a while friends,wishing u all a happy Sunday.Enjoy my 1st Selfish #Selfie #Brothers #IfICanDoItSoCanYou pic.twitter.com/qmV3EyBf2j

Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 24, 2015

Akshay Kumar is known as India’s undisputed fittest actor and has always promoted natural ways of achieving a healthy lifestyle and physical prowess.

His passion for fitness and martial arts is well known. The international icon was formerly a professional martial arts trainer in Bangkok before turning to acting. Akshay Kumar is not only a qualified Martial Arts Instructor but has risen in recent years to the prestigious accolade ofShihan — teachers’ teacher. »

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Madhuri Dixit and Terence Lewis Unveil the first Contemporary Dance Festival – ‘Junglee’

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The summer of 2015 kick started with dance as ‘Jugnee’ – the first Contemporary Dance Festival of Mumbai, unveiled by dancing Diva Madhuri Dixit and Terence Lewis totally rocked the city!

3 top venues, workshops by some of the finest International & National faculty, performances by the country’s leading Dance Companies among other highlights propelled ‘Jugnee’ as a chart topper in the world of contemporary dance!

The foreign partner Impulstanz – the world’s largest Annual International Dance Festival in Vienna which is in its 30th year along with Terence Lewis awarded a fully funded scholarship to Rahul Goswami from India. After an all India search for the best emerging dance artiste and from amongst 400 final contenders who attended the ‘Jugnee’ workshops Rahul Goswami was handpicked by an international panel – Joe Alegado (USA), Peter Jason (Slovakia) along with Terence Lewis. He is to be awarded the prestigious Impulstanz Scholarship, fully funded by Impulstanz and Terence Lewis. »

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Evelyn’s true love for her fans

17 hours ago

Actress Evelyn Sharma who counts more than three million followers on social media for the first time responded to a fan on a very personal level. While on the promo tour with co-star Mahaakshay Chakraborty for Ishqedarriyaan in Ahmedabad a fan got pushed aside by security very rudely at an event. Evelyn believes that her fans are the ones who made her the star she is today. She herself keeps very active on her social media and saw the message on her fan page. She instantly responded with an invitation for a meet and greet!

Now if that isn’t true love, then what is?

Ishqedarriyaan’ is a romantic film directed by V. K. Prakash, presented by Chariot Films & Metro Studios LLC (Georgia) & produced by Rajesh Banga. The film is set to release on May 29, 2015.

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Himesh Reshammiya reveals his new fitness regime

18 hours ago

Music Director, Singer, Actor and Producer Himesh Reshammiya, is all geared up for his forthcoming film(s) Heeriye and Guns and Roses. He is looking fitter than ever with his new look which also goes to show just how hard, he is working for his next few films.

In a recent interview to asianage.com, Himesh reveals how he has learnt to gauge audience perception and speaks about the hard work that he has put into his new look and fitness regime: “I try and make it a point to watch every new film in the theatre, on the first day itself. Whether or not it is a good film doesn’t matter because when you watch it with the audience, your perception changes. So as an actor, I’m now realising what works for the audience and what doesn’t. I’m following the Jain pattern of suryauday and »

- Jem Raj

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Ranveer to personally sponsor mid-day meals for 10,000 children for a year

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Ranveer Singh is known to be more than just a Bollywood superstar. He has often pushed boundaries and ventured into unchartered territories with utmost ease and complete conviction. As the brand ambassador for Ching’s Secret, he took on the avatar of ‘Ranveer Ching’ in a one-of-its-kind branded music video.

Now he puts his money where his heart is. Ranveer will champion the Akshaya Patra Mid-day Meal programme in a global fund-raising drive initiated by Ching’s Secret (and Yrf). To kick-start the drive, Ranveer will personally sponsor mid-day meals for 10,000 children for a year.

Says Ranveer, the champion of the drive, “It gives me the most amount of joy to spread love, to spread happiness. There’s nothing better than to feed a child, to educate a child. I love kids! I especially feel for underprivileged kids tremendously.”

The Akshaya Patra Foundation runs the world largest (not-for-profit) Mid-day Meal »

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Piku – 105 Crore & Counting

21 hours ago

Director Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama ‘Piku’ has entered the 100 Cr nett worldwide club. The family entertainer, starring Deepika Padukone alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan has been highly successful in India and worldwide in terms of Box office collections currently. The film is not only the biggest hit overseas so far but also the third film in the list of top 10 Bollywood hits in India till date. The film has made 5.36 million Usd – which is 34.09 cr.

Piku’ has made a total 71.72 cr nett domestic earnings at the Box Office with a steady third week in spite of releasing along with other big budget films. According to official reports, in its third weekend, the film made 1.35 cr on Friday, 2.40 cr on Saturday and 2.75 cr on Sunday.

Piku’ received phenomenal response from critics, film-buffs and Bollywood celebs that have showered praises on the director and his cast. The overall success »

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Kangana is definitely a force to reckon with – R Madhavan talks Tanu Weds Manu Returns

22 hours ago

Actor R. Madhavan is back on the silver screen with the latest Bollywood super hit, Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Directed by Anand L. Rai, the film also stars Kangana Ranaut and is already a success story at the box office worldwide. Released in UK cinemas on Friday 22nd May, the film grossed £173,593 from 60 screens at cinemas nationwide which is the highest opening for a Hindi film in the UK so far this year.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns is co-produced by Krishika Lulla of Eros International and is the sequel to Tanu Weds Manu (2011) and also stars Jimmy Shergill & Deepak Dobriyal.

Madhavan spoke to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik about the film and much more…

How has the journey been of revisiting Tanu Weds Manu four years later?

It’s been great. I never thought of a sequel when I finished the first movie. It’s great that we had the exact same cast, »

- Sunny Malik

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India’s 1st Carbon Neutral Film ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan’ Wows the International Audience

26 May 2015 5:00 PM, PDT

India’s first Carbon neutral film ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan’ is taking the global audiences by storm. Now, adding to its list of achievements is the ‘International Award of Excellence 2015’ that the film won at the esteemed ‘International Film Awards For Environment, Health & Culture 2015’. The grand award ceremony to be held in Indonesia on 9th June, the event recognizes those filmmakers from across the world, who, choose environment betterment related subjects. ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan’ that was among the films that were showcased at the event, received an outstanding response.

Apart from this, the film was showcased at the ‘International Independent Film Awards 2015’ at San Francisco 2015 where it won the ‘Silver Award 2015’ followed by the ‘Official Finalist & Recognition 2015’ award at the prestigious ‘Mexico International Film Festival 2015’ in Mexico City. The film has done so well at various prominent film festivals that it was selected in the ‘Official Selection 2015 category’ at ‘Grace Film Festival 2015’ in San Francisco too. »

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First Look: Singh is Bliing

26 May 2015 3:07 PM, PDT

Grazing Goat Pictures released the first look of Singh is Bliing on twitter last night. The picture is from their Goa shoot and features Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson (of Ekk Deewana Tha fame). Directed by Prabhudeva the movie also stars Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta and Yo Yo Honey Singh.

Singh is Bliing will release on 2nd October.

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Shahrukh Khan’s tweet breaks the internet

26 May 2015 5:09 AM, PDT

So this happened today. Shahrukh Khan tweeted the first look of Salman’s next release Bajrangi Bhaijaan! Srk and Salman fans are delighted and excited to see this. Although after reading the tweet we wonder if the movie has been retitled to just Bhaijaan. We will have to wait and see. Until then check out the first look!

I believe Being a brother is bigger than being a Hero. ‘Bhaijaan’ coming Eid 2015. How do u like the first look? pic.twitter.com/r1OZYLCVhX

Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 26, 2015

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Abcd 2 Music Review

26 May 2015 3:11 AM, PDT

After the surprising success of Abcd, Remo D’Sousa attempts a second a bite at the apple with Abcd 2. While its predecessor featured an ensemble of dancers and choreographers from India’s various dance-reality shows in starring roles along side Prabhudeva and K K Menon, the sequel features Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in pivotal roles with Prabhudeva and the returning cast of dancers/choreographers in the periphery.

Sachin-Jigar have reprised their roles as music-director composing a 10-track soundtrack featuring the vocal talents of Vishal Dadlani, Anushka Manchanda, Divya Kumar and Mika Singh.

‘Bezuban Phir Se’ substitutes the videsi interludes for desi ones with Vishal, Anushka and Madhav Krishna behind the mike this time. Vishal and Anushka easily deliver the stand-out performances while Madhav’s is a little underwhelming, mostly because it is hard to not compare his rendition of the returning hook with Priya Panchal and others. While both tracks are equally well arranged, »

- Sheetal Tiwari

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Aparajito (The Unvanquished) 1956 – the second part of The Apu Trilogy

26 May 2015 1:00 AM, PDT

There is a pivotal moment in Satyajit Ray’s film Aparajito:  Apu’s mother, Sarbajaya (Karuna Banerjee) descends a staircase, obviously torn by the decision she must make after the death of Apu’s father Harihar (Kanu Banerjee).  Should she remain as the cook for the family she has been working for in Benares, happy with her work, even though this would mean taking Apu to Dewanpur?  Or should she take up the offer of her uncle, to move to a house he has in the village of Mansapota, where she will at least be sure to be looked after?  She pauses on the staircase long enough to watch Apu through a barred window, and it’s at this moment that she makes her decision.

This scene almost sums up everything about her role in Aparajito: the troubles of a mother, alone after the death of her husband, »

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Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling get emotional at Cannes

25 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT

Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling are two of the biggest female standup comedians in Hollywood and at the premiere of their much awaited animation film Inside Out at the prestigious Cannes festival, (an achievement in the present of serious dramas and indie presentations), the duo revealed how they cried buckets while making the unusual film.

The two stars were tapped to voice emotions inside a young girl’s head in Pixar’s latest clever project, which premiered for press on Monday at Cannes. Poehler plays Joy, the front-and-center sentiment desperately trying to steer our growing protagonist away from more psychologically troublesome emotions like Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and others. While Poehler and Kaling helped give voice to that character’s feelings, they found themselves crying on two different occasions during the collaboration.

Mindy said, “I think I am sort of very specific—the way I look and talk and what I am interested in. »

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Balaji Motion Pictures Unveils Azhar’s Teaser Trailer

25 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT

Balaji Motion Pictures and Msm Motion Pictures have unveiled the first look of their much-anticipated film Azhar, which is based on the life and times of former Indian cricket team skipper Mohammad Azharuddin.

Emraan Hasmi will play the titular role and the actor has infused life into his character by not only getting his look right, but by also perfecting the cricketer’s stance and his famous wrist movement.

The teaser trailer shows Emraan entering the cricket ground, clad in his cricket jersey, surrounded by an angry mob vandalising the stadium and as he approaches the game arena, a few spectators jump the fence and attack him. All this while Emraan’s voice-over travels through the video and it gives the audiences an idea about what’s in store for them. The film will ensnare the three most important aspects of Azhar’s life- his faith in Allah, his two »

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Vir Das sends message to kids waiting for exam result

25 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT

With exam results around the corner, our very own comedian Vir Das has come up with his own little video to those who are expecting their mark sheet soon. Vir talks about all the important phases of life from friendship to love, to following one dreams, to sex, to parents and many more. Check it out!

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qxftKkOxMo

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Exclusive Images of Rana Daggubati Training in Martial Arts for ‘Baahubali’

25 May 2015 7:00 PM, PDT

Rana Daggubati went through intensive martial arts training for six months for his film Baahubali. The dedicated actor also trained using a combination of mixed martial arts and weapon training, for which he devoted 8 hours daily.

Talking about the experience Rana said, “Weapon training is always extremely fun. I have done a bit of it before. But this time it was more focused on the film so it had to be all the more precise. Along with the sword, I also trained with the mace and a chain mace which adapt a completely different technique. It is very important for the film especially when you’re doing a period drama. It’s crucial to be able to use the weapons of that time with ease.”

‘Baahubali’ is a war film with a lot of action sequences and we are sure his efforts will not go to vain.

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Watch Mahaakshay’s Unconditional Love for Evelyn in ‘Ishqedarriyaan’

25 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT

A brand new dialogue promo from the upcoming romantic film ‘Ishqedarriyaan’ has been released. The video gives us a glimpse of the characters and the love that binds them together. Showcasing actors Mahaakshay Chakraborty and Evelyn Sharma,it features the impactful dialogue, “Apne Pyaar Kouske Pyaar se Milana he toh Pyaar hota hai” from the film.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtmQP8O9Xg

Ishqedarriyaan’ is a romantic film directed by V. K. Prakash, presented by Chariot Films &Metro Studios LLC (Georgia) & produced by Rajesh Banga. The film is set to release on May 29, 2015.

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Unfreedom Movie Review

25 May 2015 12:55 AM, PDT

Unfreedom: Blemished Light –“It’s the choice we make when we are the most cornered in life that defines who we are.”

Raj Amit Kumar’s “Unfreedom” is a hard-hitting portrayal of the complexity being human. Powerful and well made, the film consists of superb performances.

This film will make you squirm with anger, disgust and shock towards the inhuman society we live in. To “hate” however is never simple.

The film portrays acts of inhumanity yet it also delves into the psyche of why? Why do people choose to commit acts of horror. Hating becomes impossible as it becomes clear that the perpetrator is actually an unhealed victim. Nevertheless, we all have a choice and Unfreedom emphasises the consequence of choice.

The film explores the lives of two different characters, Leela (Preeti Gupta) in Delhi and Husain (Bhanu Uday) in New York City.

Leela is a lesbian who »

- Aashi Gahlot

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Box Office – Aanand, Kangna, Madhavan, Eros score a Superhit with Twmr

24 May 2015 9:08 PM, PDT

Now this is what a good movie does to the audience. It creates such all around positive vibes that it makes you forget all the bad times that one may have experienced in theaters and makes you wonder if there was anything wrong at all in the first place. That’s the kind of magic Tanu Weds Manu Returns has created over the weekend gone by, what with fantastic word of mouth ensuring that audience footfalls has increased manifold with every passing day.

If Day One of the film was pretty much on expected lines with an average opening of over 50%, the real fun started from Saturday onwards when the collections started escalating, courtesy very good word of mouth. The reviews were out and out positive as well and with glowing words coming in on social media as well for the Aanand L Rai directed film, there were no surprises »

- Joginder Tuteja

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Yrf Teams Up With Rentrak

24 May 2015 7:54 PM, PDT

Yash Raj Films (Yrf), India’s premier studio, has entered into an agreement with Rentrak, the pioneer of real-time box office results, having served the motion picture business for more than a decade now.

The new agreement will bring reliable data to the Indian Theatrical market as Yrf joins Rentrak’s global clientele of more than 700 clients worldwide. Rentrak’s reporting includes data from clients in the USA, UK, UAE & Gcc, China, Australia and New Zealand. Yrf has appointed Rentrak for e-grosses (real time collection of box office collections) from theatres worldwide and this association takes ahead the already long standing relationship between Yrf and Rentrak as both have worked together Overseas since 1998.

This important and significant announcement is a move in the right direction and will further spell success for studios and content creators, making the industry stay ahead of the curve while bringing the much needed transparency to »

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