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In praise of Parched and the films of this year’s London Indian Film Festival

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by Jonathan Howell

The 14th of July could well go down in history, not only as the opening night of the 2016 London Indian Film Festival (Liff), but also as the day that a film festival began to change the world. It may sound like a bold claim but it’s backed up by the festival’s diverse and pioneering programme which brought a wide variety of brand new features, documentaries, and short films which challenge the firmly held stereotypes of India and South Asia.

The festival kicked off with the powerful and deeply moving Parched, directed by Leena Yadav who is another of the steadily expanding group of famous female Indian directors who are gaining recognition on the world stage.

Before the movie, the director, producer Ajay Devgn, and the stars of the film Tannishtha Chatterjee, Chandan Anand, and Lehar Khan had the full red-carpet experience. This gave the assembled »

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Box Office – Dishoom on a high as it arrives amidst zero competition

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Varun Dhawan is the only actor from his generation to be enjoying a clean slate so far. Student of the Year, Main Tera Hero, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, Badlapur, Any Body Can Dance 2, Dilwale – each of his films has been a Hit, Superhit or at least a profitable affair for the makers. He has dabbled across solo starrers and two hero films and has found steady audience coming his way. With a double hat-trick to his name, Varun has been enjoying a steady pace in his career. Though in Shahrukh Khan’s Dilwale his antics weren’t on display in full throttle, the fact remains that the film did come close to the 150 crore mark.

Now that he is being seen in Dishoom where he has another senior actor [John Abraham] alongside him, he definitely hasn’t been relegated to the background. In fact the makers [Sajid Nadiadwala, Rohit Dhawan] and presenters [Eros] have done well »

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‘Akira’ fans come together to unveil new poster with Sonakshi Sinha

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The very cool Sonakshi Sinha is all set to don a fierce avatar for her next action thriller Akira. The movie has been garnering a lot of attention amongst fans with its hard hitting story and Sonakshi’s never seen before.

For the launch of the third poster of the film the makers used the unconventional idea of including the fans of the movie to unveil the poster along with the lead actress Sonakshi Sinha!

The trailer and the other posters had became a rage on the net soon after their release, hence going by the growing fan following of the movie it was only befitting to include the fans in launching the 3rd poster of the movie.

Fans are eagerly waiting to catch Sonashi throw some kicks and punches on the silver screen, and the anticipation on social media is evident by the high level of engagement and chatter »

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The Music Of ‘Mohenjo Daro’ Celebrates The Grandeur Of That Era

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The partnership of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker and award-winning music composer A. R. Rahman has given us some splendid music in the past. Add to that, the soul-stirring lyrics of Javed Akhtar and you know that the outcome is a winner. The album of Mohenjo Daro can easily be listed as one of the best works by the music maestro of late. Though there is no written record of any sounds of that era, A R Rahman has done a wonderful job recreating the feel of the period.

The Mohenjo Daro music album begins with the title track, Mohenjo Mohenjo which is an apt start to such a grand, epic romance. Led by Arijit Singh, the song boasts of a range of singers like Bela Shende, Sanah Moidutty and A R Rahman himself. The amazing African influences to the music is what sets it apart.

The second song on the list is Sindhu Ma, »

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Richa Chadha to sing the National Anthem in Delhi

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From the likes of Amitabh Bachchan to Varun Dhawan, several celebrities have been bestowed with the honour of singing the national anthem at a public platform. Another one to join the bandwagon is Richa Chadha. The actress has been invited to sing the National Anthem at a sports league in Delhi.

Though details have been kept under wraps, a source said that Richa Chadha has been invited to be present at the inaugural ceremony of the sport’s league slated to take place on July 27th 2016. She will be flying to the capital for the same.

Richa will be next seen in Cabaret and Love Sonia which also stars Demi Moore and Freida Pinto.

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Prateik Babbar to star in a play titled ‘6’

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Prateik Babbar is all set to tread the path of live drama with the Indian adaptation of the one-act play by L.B. Hamilton, ‘A Midnight Clear’, in Mumbai. He will be seen alongside Suhail Sidhwani.

The unconventional actor started his career in tinsel town with our favourite Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, a movie that not only got him much appreciation and awards but also tugged at the heartstrings of every youngster. After regaling the audience with his acting and cute boy next door looks, the actor took a long hiatus only to come back with a bang in the recently released web series Shockers! Not only did he manage to spook audiences but also received accolades for his performance.

The play titled ‘6’ is written & directed by Jeff Goldberg with assistant director Vishal Handa.

‘6’ revolves around two former lovers, one a former Ipl cricket star and the other the »

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Shree Rajlaxmi Entertainment presents Film ‘Love Day’

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Produced by Baldev Singh Bedi under the banner Shree Rajlaxmi Entertainment, the film is directed and written by Harish Kotian & Sandeep Choudhary.

Life without friends is like living in hell, but when you have friends who are no less than devils, they can make your life equally vulnerable. But then, that’s what friends are for, to burn with you in the hell. This is what upcoming film Love Day is all about.

Setup in a small town, the story of Love Day revolves around three friends – where Monty (Ajaz Khan) introduces Harry (Harsh Nagar) and Sandy (Sahil Anand) to all the wrong possible, but exciting things. Sandy and Harry often fall into trouble due to Monty’s antics. Their bond of friendship is not approved by their families and there comes a situation which forces the families of these two to separate the three and shift to Mumbai. But »

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Arshad Warsi and Kapil Sharma have a laugh riot on the sets of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’

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Arshad Warsi was seen promoting his upcoming quirky comedy movie The Legend of Michael Mishra on the very famous ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’.

The episode was a laugh riot for the viewers. Both Kapil and Arshad who are known for their comic timings were seen pulling each others leg which left the audience in splits. Also, present was Arshad’s wife Maria, who was a special guest on the show.

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Rajniesh-Sonarika’s starrer ‘Saansein’ to hit screens this November

27 July 2016 2:00 AM, PDT

November is a time when you step in the chilling winter. But this November is going to get extra chilling and thrilling too! As the upcoming horrance (horror romance) Saansein – The Last Breath is set to scare the living daylights out of you!

The spooky romantic fare is arriving on November 11, 2016 to send the chill down your spine with lead actors 1920 fame Rajniesh Duggall and Sonarika Bhadoria, who shot to fame with TV show ‘Devo Ke Dev Mahadev’ by essaying the role of Parvati. Besides, the film also features Hiten Tejwani, Neetha Shetty, Sachi Ruia, Amir Dalvi and Vishal Malhotra.

Shot in the exquisite locales of Mauritius, the film is directed by My Friend Ganesha fame Rajiv S Ruia and produced by Gpa productions.

Says producer Goutam Jain (Gpa Productions), “We are happy to announce the arrival of our dear project. The film will hit the screens this winter and »

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Tiger Shroff before and after – ‘A Flying Jatt’

27 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT

The makers of A Flying Jatt have released a before and after image of Tiger Shroff in his A Flying Jatt avatar.

Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Remo D’Souza, A Flying Jatt stars Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones. The film is slated to release on August 25th, 2016.

The post Tiger Shroff before and after – ‘A Flying Jatt’ appeared first on BollySpice.com. »

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Katrina and Sidharth Swag it up in Kala Chashma from Baar Baar Dekho

26 July 2016 10:06 PM, PDT

As promised! Check out Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif get funky and get their swag on for the first song from the upcoming film Baar Baar Dekho. The song, Kala Chashma, was originally composed by Prem Hardeep and was recreated by Badshah. Written by Amrik Singh and Kumaar, Kala Chashma is sung in the widely loved voices of Amar Arshi, Badshah & Neha Kakkar.

As Karan Johar says, “Kala Chashma 2.0 is a party starter and has been the heartbeat of the Punjabi music scene for over a decade. Our revamped and rejuvenated version has enhanced the energy to an altogether different level. Baar Baar Dekho is a celebration of life and love and we thought the song would encapsulate that. Kala Chashma leaves you with a huge smile on your face and a dance in your demeanour.”

Ready to groove to the dance beat? Check it out!

Baar Baar Dekho releases in Cinemas on 9th September, »

- Stacey Yount

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Aditi Rao Hydari hones her Bihari accent to perfection for ‘The Legend of Michael Mishra’, by spending time with locals

26 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT

A lot of actors nowadays begin their homework for their roles much before they start shooting for a film and actor Aditi Rao Hydari is no different.

In her next film The Legend of Michael Mishra, where she plays Arshad’s love interest, she has taken every measure to play the part perfectly.

Since the movie is heavily based in Patna and her character hails from the same, she spent time with many locals there to get her Bihari accent right. Aditi says it is important to justify the language that you adopt for a character and also get the tone and pronunciation correct.

As part of her preparation, she also took part in workshops. But it was the day to day interaction with the locals that helped her speak the language accurately.

Wave Cinemas Ponty Chadha in Association with Raju Chadha Presents an Eye Candy Films Production, produced by »

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Durex and Y-Films launch Sex Chat in 15 languages!

26 July 2016 8:00 PM, PDT

Durex and Y-Films have come together to present one of the most unique fictional web-series – Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa. A 5-part fictional series that will deliver information across different themes related to sex/sexuality, covering topics not openly discussed. From masturbation & periods to condoms, pregnancy and homosexuality. In a clean, honest style – with a lot of humor. And certainly a lot of heart. This is the first time that a series is launching in 15 languages. It’s set to be dubbed in 6 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali and also subtitled in 10 International languages including English, Chinese, French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Bahasa, Malay and Thai to begin with to get this important message out to as many people as possible.

Starring Anand Tiwari, Kabir Sajid, TV’s favorite Sanjeeda Shaikh, Dum Lagaa Ke Haisha’s Alka Amin and veteran Sachin Pilgaonkar, the series marks the directorial debut of Ashish Patil, »

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Baar Baar Dekho’s Kala Chasma to release first on Flickbay app today between 9-10

26 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT

Here is something never done before in Bollywood marketing! Baar Baar Dekho’s highly anticipated first track ‪Kala Chashma‬ will hit the Flickbay app before it will release on any other platform. The track will be available to see on the Flickbay app exclusively between 9.15am – 10.00am Ist on Wed, 27th July 2016

In case you don’t have it download the app for Android and iOS here!

http://bit.ly/flickbayapp_download

http://bit.ly/downloadflickbay_ios

Producer Farhan Akhtar said in an interview about the Bollywood Ka Aap, “The digital world has revolutionised the grammar of experiencing content. Also, it serves as a great platform for us to promote our films, and what better way to reach out to our audiences, via an app which serves the purpose just right. Hence the decision to launch ‘Kala chashma‘ on Flickbay exclusively.”

Watch this space because you can be sure we »

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Natalie Perera: “Bazodee is extraordinary and unique”

26 July 2016 6:00 PM, PDT

Releasing on August 5th is a new take on a Bollywood movie. Bazodee mixes elements of a Bollywood musical with a distinctly Caribbean island flavor. Set on the vivid, colorful islands of Trinidad & Tobago, the film pulses with the sensuous dance rhythms of Soca music. Directed by Todd Kessler, the film stars Kabir Bedi, Natalie Perera, Machel Montano, Kriss Dosanjh, Valmike Rampersad, and Staz Nair.

Bazodee, which means a state of confusion, a state of love, tells the story of Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi). Anita is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local Trinidadian singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform at the engagement party. Unable to deny their mutual attraction, and with the excitement of Carnival approaching, »

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Guild Initiative to Curb Piracy of Upcoming Film Dishoom

26 July 2016 2:00 AM, PDT

After Udta Punjab and Great Grand Masti made available on various illegal websites even prior to their theatrical release, now the makers of the forthcoming Hindi Film Dishoom, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International Media Ltd., releasing on 29th July 2016 are geared up to combat the threat.

In order to address this matter, prominent Hindi Film producers and Studios met on 21st July, 2016. The producers of the film Dishoom are in the process of obtaining John Doe order from the Hon’ble Bombay High Court which gives directions to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Telecom Operators and other platforms to ensure that any illegal content from Dishoom is not made available on their services.

All the producers in the meeting unanimously supported the need to take adequate measures to ensure that the film content is safeguarded at every stage of its release process including certification, supplies to worldwide distributors and »

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Official trailer of upcoming Pakistani rom-com Janaan

26 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT

The wait is over as the trailer of the upcoming Pakistani romantic comedy film, Janaan, is out. Directed by Azfar Jafri, written by Osman Khalid Butt and co-produced by Hareem Faroo, Reham Khan, Munir Hussain and Imran Raza Kazmi under production banners of Irk Films and Munir Hussain Films – UK.

The film stars Armeena Khan, Bilal Ashraf and Ali Rehman Khan in lead roles.

Presented by Irk Films, Munir Hussain Films – UK (Pepe’s Piri Piri Group) and Ary Films, Janaan releases in cinemas on Eid ul Azha and is distributed by B4U Motion Pictures.

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Akira Trailer Becomes The Highest Watched Trailer Of Sonakshi Sinha

26 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT

There’s no doubt about the fact that Sonakshi Sinha’s films have always been eagerly awaited by her fans and her upcoming film Akira is no different. The trailer of this film has received a phenomenal response online, making it the highest viewed trailer of a Sonakshi film. In the past too, all her film trailers have received a welcoming response but the trailer of this film has outdone all her earlier films.

The trailer which was launched amidst college students saw not only managed to strike a chord with the college going students but her fans all over too showed their excitement on seeing Sonakshi in a different avatar.

Not just that, the trailer of Akira has surpassed the hits of other female centric films like Neerja, Queen and Mary Kom. Where the trailer of Neerja, Queen and Mary Kom has crossed 7 million, 3 million hits and 6 million hits respectively, »

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Akshay Kumar’s cool cameo in Dishoom!

25 July 2016 10:06 PM, PDT

We have just learned that there is a surprise package of Dishoom! Check out the cool Akshay Kumar in a never seen before avatar for a special cameo in Rohit Dhawan’s Dishoom.

Check out this first look

We can’t wait to see the role he plays in this exciting film!!

Dishoom, presented by Eros International and Produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, starring Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, directed by Rohit Dhawan, releases on 29th July 2016.

The post Akshay Kumar’s cool cameo in Dishoom! appeared first on BollySpice.com. »

- Stacey Yount

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Being on sets is like being a kid in a candy shop: Teena Singh

25 July 2016 9:00 PM, PDT

Teena Singh – a known-face in the ad world with over 70 ads to her credit – is currently grabbing much attention in Bollywood too as the ‘college-bully’ in the upcoming Sonakshi Sinha-starrer ‘Akira’.

And while the actress did a cameo in ‘Fitoor’ early this year, it’s with the A.R. Murugadoss film that she’s set to make her debut with. “‘Fitoor’ was offered to me just at the start of my advertising career, so it was a great experience and Aditya (Roy Kapur) was amazing to work with,” she points out.

Talking about her Bollywood experience she adds, “I was like a kid in a candy shop and it’s the same every time I go on set!”

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