31 March, 2014

Deepika Padukone experimenting with her looks in real life too

Deepika Padukone has been seen experimenting with her look not only in her films but also in real life.

The young actor has been making style statements with her dressing and she manages to carry everything she wears flawlessly – Be it dresses, or high waist skirts to even a basic denim jeans.

Deepika also started a signature Van Heusen collection which has gained immense popularity.

Even the comfort clothes Deepika has been sporting while travelling to and fro from the city is very stylish. She has been spotted wearing leggings and flat boots, jackets and also often carries a scarf.

Deepika loves shoes and has a very interesting collection of boots which she wears while travelling.

Her look is increasingly becoming popular among young girls. 

Aamir Khan to launch the promo of Tiger Shroff's debut film Heropanti

Aamir Khan will be launching the trailer of the most awaited film Heropanti.

Heropanti will mark one of the biggest launches year with Tiger Shroff making his debut in the film.

The film which is set to release in the 23rd of May will have its first look launch in the 1st week of April.

To make the launch even bigger the makers approached Aamir Khan to be a part of the first look.

When the idea of the launch was being discussed, the makers and Jackie Shroff both thought of Aamir Khan to share their moment.

Aamir Khan shares a great bond with Jackie Shroff, they have not only worked together but also have been involved on their personal front.

When the actor was approached, he was keen very keen to be a part of Tiger’s launch, as he is very fond of Tiger.

Not only will Aamir announce the trailer of the film, he will also for the first time introduce Tiger Shroff to the media and audience. This will be the young actor's first ever appearance in front of the media.

Soorma Bhopali is back!

Mayank Singh owner of Soorma Bhopali , Check n Mates ltd & Sara Khan proudly bring Soorma Bhopali back; announcing their team for Box Cricket League unveiling their Team Jersey

The cricket fever is in the air with the BCL launching its Cricket team, one such team ‘Soorma Bhopali’ captained by Sara Khan & Mayank Singh (Real Estate Developer) gear up to unveil their team jersey with all the members.
The Team has a youthful balance of talented cricketers as well as well known celebrities Mentored by former Indian Player “Chetan Sharma” as an integral part of the coaching setup.
Meanwhile the team members gear up for the official launch of Team Jersey. 
The team members are Sara Khan, Prateik Babbar, Ravi Kishen, Ashmit Patel, Manish Raisinghani, Shahwar Ali, Sayed Zulfi, Vindu Dara Singh, Sidharth Bharadwaj, Avika Gor, Rishabh Sinha, Manish Naggdev, Ashita Gulabani, Sailesh Gulabani, Paras Chabra, Muskan Nancy, Arjit Taneja, Abhi Gail, Shrikant Maski, Aslam Khan, Abhinav Kapoor, Pooja, Shishir Vishal, Shabbir Beig and Mayank Singh.
The team is closely followed by numerous fans across the globe. It is the largest social BCL brand in INDIA with a huge fan base on Facebook alone. One of the main reasons for such a strong fan base can be well ascribed to the strong team values both on and off values that are seen & felt in the enigmatic city of “MUMBAI”
The real Soorma behind Soorma Bhopali, Mayank Singh exclaims, “We are impassioned by courage, youth, talent, ambition, dedication & focus and armed with the recognition that with great honor comes great responsibility. Responsibility of Professionalism, wisdom, ethics, perseverance and morality which, we maintain as a benchmark of Our Brand and in everything we do.

The golden shield is a symbol of our focus and commitment to always achieve the highest accolades in all fields. We fight as a team, using our collective strengths as individuals to always win.”

The household name Sara Khan stands tall as the captain of the team, “Our team is set, and we are positive, excited, and high on adrenaline. The team jersey for Soorma Bhopali stands for the spirit of our team brings us together. This is going to be some serious fun. Our audiences have loved us on screen; hope they love us on ground.”

The league matches will be held on 23, 28, 29, 30 March and 4 April, whereas the semi-final is on 5 April followed by the final match the next day.

Main Hoon Rajnikanth - Announced

"Main Hoon Rajnikanth" Announced
Producer Mrs. Saroj has announced her maiden Hindi venture "Main Hoon Rajnikanth'' and it is to be produced under the banner of Varsha Productions and the film is being written and directed by Faisal Saif.

According to the director the film is tribute to Rajnikanth sir and it will be an out and out comedy film.

Noted star of south Indian films Adithya Menon is making his debut with this film into Hindi films and along with him the film stars Kavita Radheshyam and Aryaman Ramsay.

Cinematography by Murzy Pagdiwala, music by Tausif Ali (of Pakistan), art by Mahendra Singh and editing by Ashutosh are the other credits of the film.

Director Faisal Saif  is currently out of Mumbai to scout the locations of the film and it will mount the sets on 31st April.

Aamir Khan was impressed by 7th std student Honey Singh

Aamir Khan and Svati Chakravarty (co director of SMJ) on Sunday visited IIT Powai to see the episode with 1500 students. 

It was a packed house and the discussion majorly revolved around how individually what could we do to make a difference. 

While lots of students asked lot of relevant questions and the session went on for more than hour. However Aamir was most impressed by Honey Singh, a student merely in the 7th standard who is huge fan of the show SMJ and Aamir Khan.

He asked Aamir that, what kind of difficulties the actor faced during the making of all the episodes. Honey's question was, what kind of pressure from administration or politics or any other group has been experienced by the actor. Aamir was impressed at the insight the kid had. 

There were so many professors and students at the discussion who had asked all kind of question but the only one who understood that it may not have been easy for the actor was the small boy who studies in 7th standard.

In response Aamir said that he didn't feel any pressure from political parties or administration. But on and off few people did get upset when they revealed truth about them. The actor was quite amazed by Honey's question to him.

Pyaar Vali Love Story hits to theatres on October 2

Sanjay Jadhav all set to release his upcoming Marathi movie Pyaar Vali Love Story on a grand scale on October 2, 2014

Mumbai, March 2014: 

Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Jadhav has locked his date for his upcoming movie‘Pyaar Vali Love Story’ to release on October 2, 2014. After Duniyadari, Sanjay Jadhav under Dreaming 24X7 and STV comes back with another hit formula.

The successful team of Duniyadari will be seen once again in Sanjay Jadhav’s next ‘Pyaar Vali Love Story’but with a fresh look. Actors Swapnil Joshi and Sai Tamhankar will play the lead roles whereas Urmila Kanetkar-Kothare and Nagesh Bhosale will play an independent key role in the movie standing strong. The new faces in the team will be well known actors Upendra LimayeSameer Dharmadhikari and Chinmay Mandlekar. The power packed team, will create magic on the big screen making this movie most romantic movie ever. The story is not focused on any individual but reflects the situation of the society as a whole. 

The team has already started with the song recording with the successful musical team with singers like Rohit RautSayali PankajBela Shende, Adarsh Shinde and Amitraj on the beautiful lyrics of Mangesh Kangane, Sachin Pathak and Guru Thakur under the guidance of music directors Pankaj Padghan, Amitraj and Samir Saptiskar.

To set an example of making a quality cinema, Sanjay Jadhav has not left any stone unturned. Inspired with the Hollywood format, for the first time, Marathi movie is experimenting the format of detailed study before the release. Dreaming 24X7 is compiling detailed R&D study of the movie like market size, return of investment, percentage spend on promotion, market desire etc before going on floor for shoot. This trend will certainly support the movie on controlled spend; understand market trend or requirements and above all quality cinema. There are special workshops for Swapnil and Sai for enhancing their performance as per the specific requirements of the movie’s story.     

The film Director and Story is by Sanjay Jadhav, produced by Rekha Jayant Joshi, Inder Raj Kapoor andSanjay Jadhav, Co-Producer Sarita Patil and Deepak Rane, Screenplay & Dialogue by Arvind Jagtap,while Director of Photography (DOP) Prasad Bhende, Co-writer Tapan Bhatt and Ashish Patre, Art Director Manohar Jadhav, Editor Apurva Motiwal and Ashish Mahtre, Action Director Kaushal Moses, Choreographer Umesh Jadhav, Costume by Harshada Khanvilkar and Make-up Subhash Shinde.   

The film will hit on the floor for shoot from April 2014. 

Dishkiyaoon - Hindi Film Review

Rating: **

Starring: Sunny Deol, Harman Baweja, Ayesha Khanna

Born in the upper middle class society, Viki had no mother and his father had no time for him. The cold loneliness of Viki’s world left him weak and tainted from within. Absence of love and care pushed Viki to find acceptance in other places. One such place was just a road away from his plush apartment- THE GANGSTER‐LAND.

Nicknamed as Viki Kartoos (Harman Baweja) was often bullied at school. The adolescent Viki is impressed with Mota Tony (Prashant Narayan) and comes under his influence, and this is how he becomes a gangster.

Viki finds love and acceptance, where bullets don’t warn before firing. Interpersonal relationships are complex, situations are twisted. Ambitions break free, as Viki sets his eyes on the top‐spot in gangster‐land. He backs himself to de‐throne the existing king. Where people use might, Viki uses his mind. A game of dice begins. Each throw unfolds deception, double‐cross, uncertainty, mystery and shock. It all comes down to one final throw of dice and Viki must roll a six to win.

- Full review and more pics at:http://www.filmytown.com/movies/dishkiyaoon-film-review/

30 March, 2014

O Teri

Bollywood film review

Rating: **

Pulkit Samrat and Bilal Amrohi are television journalists whose show is on a decline in popularity. They are warned by their female boss that they could lose their jobs until they come up with something sensational, expose story of a scam or something.

They share an apartment and move around in an old model Fiat car, supposedly a lucky charm as they bought it from a successful personality. The premise of O Teri is lifted from yesteryear classic, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, yet it is miles way on its entertainment value.

- Full review and more pics at:http://www.filmytown.com/movies/o-teri-film-review/

SABOTAGE - Hollywood Film Review

Rating: ***

Members of the elite DEA task force thought they were invincible. But they were wrong.

Arnold is back in Sabotage, a dark, violent crime, revenge action film. Based on Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then there Were None’, Arnie plays John Wharton a.k.a. “Breacher”, the head of an elite DEA task force taking out drug cartels in the city of Atlanta. The mission of this task force is to bust durg cartels and ticking people off. Other members of his team are played by Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos and Terrence Howard.

After a big drug bust, the mission in a cartel safe house leads to ten million dollars of the drug money in cash goes missing, members of the elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. But someone has outwit them and the haul of ten million dollars is missing.

- Full Review and more photos of Sabotage at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/sabotage-hollywood-film-review/

25 March, 2014

Vashu Bhagnani celebrates his 25th Film

'A film should entertain the viewer to let him forget worries and woes of life’

He was just 13 year old when he quit school to help out in his father’s saree business. This young lad had dreams – dreaming of something larger than life from a very yound age.

This is the story of Vashu Bhagnani who celebrated 25 movies under his home production Pooja Films.

Vashu Bhagnani moved to Mumbai in 1989. The city of dreams beckoned him. He landed in the field of constructions and ventured in it.

It was in the year 1993 that Aankhen was released. This young man was so passionate about films and he liked this one very much so much so that the evening show of this David Dhawan’s superhit action-comedy changed his life for ever.

He decided to become a larger part of the magical world of Bollywood. He got in touch with David Dhawan and thus began his journey in Bollywood with their first film – Coolie No:1 released in 1995.

The event was attended by top Bollywood stars like Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Abhishekh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, Diya Mirza, Ritesh and Genelia Deshmukh, Randhir Kapoor, Anu Malik, Sajid Khan, Sushmita Sen and Arshad Warsi.

- More pictures at: http://www.filmytown.com/bollywood-stars-bhagnanis-25-movies-celebration/

BMW's Gran Turismo launched with 'Seduction"

BMW launched Gran Turismo along with the unveiling of Riyaz and Reshma Gangji s summer line "Seduction"

BMW launched Gran Turismo along with the unveiling of Riyaz and Reshma Gangji s summer line "Seduction".The venue was packed with HNIs and proud owners of BMW."Seduction" was sensational with the beautiful models clad in summer wedding  gowns and dapper tuxedos . Jewellery from "Swara by Reshma Gangji " was the highlight of the evening.a line of real jewellery - the latest addition to the duo's existing clothing and footwear  lines Shakir s music was scintillating.Puja and Lalit Choudary received all their valued clients at the event .
Kabir Bedi truly stole the show along with Riyaz Gangji as they closed the show together.The yesteryears heartthrob looked as elegant as ever.The guests Tanisha Singh from South,Chandi Perera,Imam Siddiqui,Roop Kumar Rathod & Nishant Mahimtura enjoyed the stylish evening and the event ended on a high note.This line will be available at all Libas stores in Mumbai  Delhi ,and upcoming stores in Dubai and Ludhiana .


Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation Chairman John Legg (R-Trinity) and the rest of the delegation welcomed the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) to the Florida State Capitol on Thursday. Additionally, Senator John Legg introduced Senate Resolution 1680 honoring the Academy. Viraf Sarkari, Director – IIFA  & Wizcraft and Indian actress and Friend of IIFA, Preity Zinta were on hand to accept the honour.
The Hillsborough County leaders welcomed IIFA to Tallahassee, Florida celebrating ‘Bollywood Day’ at the Capitol. Several groups of dancers from north Florida performed for visitors, including Indian actress Preity Zinta.
Speaking at the conference, Zinta said, “The only time I think for all actors to interact with their fans from different countries is IIFA, so if you're not going to go there, your bad luck.”
“We are very excited to be hosting our 15th IIFA Awards in the State of Florida,” said Viraf Sarkari, one of IIFA’s directors. “I thank Senator Legg for bringing us together to discuss the exciting impact that film has in our lives.”
The IIFA Weekend and Awards 2014  will be held in Tampa, Florida from April 23rd – 26th.

Vivek Oberoi is Electro's voice in Hindi - The Amazing Spiderman 2

Vivek Oberoi to dub Super Villain Electro’s voice in Hindi version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Mumbai, 20 March 2014… Sony Pictures India has selected actor Vivek Oberoi to be the Hindi voice of the main villain Max Dillon aka Electro in this year’s biggest Hollywood blockbuster THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 which releases on May 1st. In the original English version, Electro is played by Oscar winning actor Jamie Foxx.
Kercy Daruwala, Managing Director – Sony Pictures India, said, “We are very happy to have Vivek on board for the Hindi version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The Hindi version is a large part of our box office and it’s a very important role that Vivek will be playing in its success. Vivek has played a villain so brilliantly in the past and is already a familiar face in the genre. Kids in particular love him.”

Actor Vivek Oberoi who is on a career high confirmed the news saying, “Yes, I will be Electro's voice in the Hindi version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I have always been a huge fan of the Spider-Man comics and films and am thrilled to see that the franchise has just grown bigger and better with each film. I have been tremendously excited for The Amazing Spider-Man 2's release ever since the first trailer came out, and when I was offered to voice Electro for the Hindi version, I was immediately interested in this unique opportunity. Max Dillon/Electro is an immensely fascinating and complex character and it will be interesting to face off with Spider-Man. After my turn as super villain Kaal in Krrish 3, whose 250 crore box office was incredibly gratifying, this is just the icing on the cake.”

He added: “I have already begun dubbing and am looking forward to the film’s release on May 1st!"

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Costume Design Masterclass with Justine Seymour at FEST - TG

Passes for the full week of masterclasses and workshops start at 59 euros

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of FEST the organization is preparing what will surely be an unforgettable edition. To ensure we run no risk of failing your expectations we keep adding new name to the long list of guest speakers that will await you this summer in Portugal next June.

After the confirmation of the return of one of the major figures in the world of production design, the Oscar winning art director Eugenio Caballero, that surprised the world of film with his breathtaking work in Guillermo del Toro´s Pan´s Labirynth, we are delighted to announce we have just confirmed another speaker.
This time around we are talking about Justine Seymour, who is coming to FEST-Training Ground to give an impressive master class on Costume Design.
Seymour contributed with her artistic vision to films like Baz Luhrmann´s Moulin Rouge, Brad Bird´s Mission Impossible II, George Lucas´ Star Wars – Attack of the Clones and Ben Lewin’s The Sessions.
Over the past three years Seymour has gained attention in her area with her original creations. She has has the chance to work with some key figures in modern cinema, such as Adrien Brody and Sam Neill, in the film Backtrack by director Michael Petroni; Jessica Alba and Luke Wilson in the vintage movie Dear Eleanor, directed by Kevin Connolly; Christina Ricci , who starred in the film Around the Block, directed by Sarah Spillane, among many others .
Currently , Justine Seymour lives in Los Angeles and she is coming to Portugal to share her experience in the film world as a costume designer, to all participants interested in learning everything about one of the less talked about, yet vital, disciplines in modern filmmaking.
Quoting Seymour: ” The design is a fluid and organic process that captures moods, emotions and personalities on a subliminal level . “

To register visit our website www.fest.pt

Deepika Padukone will now be seen in the big film, Kochidaiyaan

After the row of back to back hits, Deepika Padukone will now be seen in the big film, Kochidaiyaan.

In this film the actress will be seen alongside the south legend, Rajnikant for the very first time.

There are a lot of reasons why an actor agrees to do a particular project. For this one Deepika agreed to be part of the film for emotional reasons.

When Rajnikant’s daughter Saundarya approached Deepika for the project, the actress agreed to be associated with it without even hearing the concept, script or her role.

Deepika felt it was a huge honour for her to share screen space with a legend like Rajnikant.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/deepika-padukone-will-now-seen-big-film-kochidaiyaan/

24 March, 2014

Mahasati Maina Sundari – brings Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri together

Asha Bhonsle & Bappi Lahiri for the first time record a song for “MAHASATI MAINA SUNDARI”

Title song for a historical story to be aired on Paras Channel from 13th April, based on “MAHASATI  MAINA  SUNDARI” from Jain Religion was recorded on 21st & 22nd March 2014 at Lahiri House, Juhu-Vile Parle scheme, Andheri.

It brings Asha Bhonsle & Bappi Lahiri for first time, music by Bappi Lahiri and song was penned by Rajan Layalpuri. Serial is being made under the banner of R.S.Pictures Productions. “MAHASATI  MAINA  SUNDARI” depicts life of human based on love& faith, it is based on Karma (human nature & behavior) which gives its bad or good results in his or her life itself.

Asha ji said after a long time she has sung for a devotional song that to for the first time for a TV serial and with Bappi da, she also gave lots of best wishes to the makers.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/mahasati-maina-sundari-brings-asha-bappida-together/

Pratyusha Banerjee, Barkha Bisht, Pooja Gupta at Sea Shore Awards

A tradition in the Merchant Navy, a prestigious award ceremony hosted by Capt. Sunil Nangia being supported by the entertainment industry having a lineup of TV stars to strut the ramp for designer Saazish Sidhu & other dance performances, the 13th Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards was a memorable evening to unwind for the Sailors.

While TV star Pratyusha Banerjee dazzled the ramp as the show stopper, performances by Rahul saxena and the troupe and the hosts were Roshni chopra and Umesh Pherwani.

The event saw the attendance of Kavitta Verma, Barkha Bisht , Rajesh Khattar, Vandana Sajnani, Shibani Kashyap,  Pooja Gupta, Shifanjali Rao, Prashant Sharma, Vaibhav & Saurabh, Mazhar and Mauli, Karan and Nisha, AmanVerma, Munisha khutwani ,Juhi Parmar, & many others who came forward to felicitate the Sailors.


- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/pratyusha-barkha-pooja-sea-shore-awards/

Gang of Ghosts - Hindi film Review

Rating: **

A haunted mansion in Mumbai is to be demolished making way for a glitzy shopping mall. The gang of harmless Ghosts of different eras and social spheres residing in this house are to be dislocated.

A remake of the commercially successful Bengali film Bhooter Bhabishyat, Gang of Ghosts comes up as mish-mashed comedy with sub-plots and undesirable buffoonery.

Some of these dilapidated disputed buildings were haunted by Ghosts who had taken shelter there over centuries. They were evicted and are homeless today. There is no rehabilitation package on offer. Politicians, media, intellectuals, civic society- no one gives a dam to them. After all, Ghosts can’t vote.

Royal Mansion is one such heritage property which is rented out for film shoots to facilitate its maintenance. A heroine faints during a shooting allegedly sighting Ghost in a mirror. A filmmaker on a reconnaissance trip to the building gets to hear of a spooky story revolving around the house.

- More pics and full review at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/gang-ghosts-film-review/

22 March, 2014

Hussain, Vrijesh visit Kumar Vaidya’s art exhibition

The contemperory Bollywood celebs do have a taste for art. No wonder Hussain Kuwajerwala and Vrijesh Hirjee took off time from their hectic schedule and made an appearance for Artist Kumar Vaidya’s paintings.

Artist Kumar Vaidya’s much anticipated art exhibition preview took place in Mumbai’s much acclaimed Art Gate Gallery, known to host some top of the shelf exhibitions, on 21st March, 2014. Creating waves among the art enthusiasts and celebrities, Kumar Vaidya affirmed his presence in the art scene with this exclusive peek-a-boo into his collection.

This exhibition displayed avant-gardiste’s true talents and artistic flair giving the audience much to talk about.
As you enter the gallery, you are instantly drawn towards his work, which are splashes of colors as bright and dark as his life.

His artwork was such that it challenged your mind to think outside the box and see beyond the obvious, to not restrain your emotions, taking your thoughts on a path that has been unexplored, where meanings and preconceived notions no longer exist, a new territory of unimaginable depths and heights, letting the mind take its own journey.

Gracing this event were well known artists like Krishnachari Bose, Julius Meckwan, Suhas Joshi along with celebrities like Narayani Shastri, Hussain & Tina Kuwajerwala, Vrijesh Hirjee who were entranced by Kumar Vaidya’s unique if not slightly eccentric artwork.

Celebration time for Rashmi Sharma (Saath Nibhana Sathiya)

Rashmi Sharma celebrates her birthday and Completion of 1000 episodes of the Television Serial ‘Saath Nibhana Sathiya’.

Ace producer Rashmi Sharma, whose three serials ”Saath Nibhana Sathiya”, ”Sasural Simar Ka” and ”Desh Ki Beti Nandini” ruling the top charts of TRP past long time , celebrated her birthday on 20th March at J W Marriott and indeed it was a memorable event.
Almost all the artists of these serials came to wish her and Rashmi and her husband Pawan Kumar left no stone un turned to make the bash successful.
At the entrance of the venue the guests were welcomed by traditional way with Dhol and folk dancers. New look was given to the three halls of the hotel and more surprise was reserved for guests when the party begin. The artists of serials presented comic skits and entertained one and all.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/celebration-time-rashmi-sharma-saath-nibhana-sathiya/

Ankhon Dekhi – Film Review

 Rating: ****

It is a story of a man who begins to think philosophically and feels within himself the reality of life of seeing and believing in those things which normally an average man wouldn’t think of treading into finding realisim in several ‘minute’ issues like hearing the roar of a tiger, flying like a bird…

This film gives the feel of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chatterjee’s films, widely appreciated by the audiences.

Ankhon Dekhi is a genuinely entertaining film minus the item numbers, flashy locations and other typical bollywood films released of late.

About the performances, Sanjay Mishra as the protagonist, is subdued and puts up a great show. Rajat Kapoor as his younger brother is natural, almost like a character in real life.

A fine film with a simple story, which touches your heart and makes you smile.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/ankhon-dekhi-film-review/

17 March, 2014

Breathtakingly beautiful locales of Uttarakhand are apt for Hindi films

Uttarakhand registers strong presence at FICCI FRAMES 

Proactive measures need to be put in place to launch Uttarakhand formally on the Bollywood firmament and showcase its breathtakingly beautiful locales. In this regard Doon based Uttarakhand Film Producers ‘Enchanting Himalaya’, an initiative by Doonites to promote Uttarakhand amongst filmmakers, both national and international level, was formally launched in Mumbai on Wednesday the 12th of March.
This year Uttarakhand’s presence at FICCI FRAMES loomed large with the ‘Enchanting Himalaya’ stall acting as a touch point with some of Bollywood’s leading actors and directors. They were invited by the Enchanting Himalaya team to opt for Uttarakhand as a shooting destination.
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra of ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ expressed his keenness to consider some places in Uttarakhand for his future ventures.
The celebrated director of some wonderful movies ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin’, Sudhir Mishra wanted to know what facilities were in place in the state he enquired about the weather conditions in May-June when he intends to shoot.
Veteran actress Himani Shivpuri applauded Enchanting Himalaya for its initiative of promoting Uttarakhand amongst filmmakers. She spent considerable time at the stall to the utter delight of her fans. She expressed her solidarity with the cause.
UTV honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur too promised to look at the possibility of choosing Uttarakhand for shooting purposes.
The producer Guneet Monga riding high on the success of films such as ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’, ‘Lunch Box’ visited the stall and was open to the idea of shooting in Uttarakhand.
Bhushan Sharma whose two films are slated for release this summer expressed that Uttarakhand was a good option which could be advantageous to filmmakers.
One major query of most filmmakers was weather a policy had put in place by the state government. Availability of shooting equipments and state of infrastructure were major issues for them.
The star attraction on the day was Kajol. Earlier, Sonam Kapoor was present at the inaugural session.
A commemorative booklet ‘Picture uttarakhand 2014′ was released on the occasion and distributed amongst the film fraternity, visitors and guests at The Renaissance Hotel, Powai, Mumbai which was the venue for the big event.
According to Satish Sharma, MD of Uttarakhand Film Producers ‘Enchanting Himalaya’, “Positive results accrue when they are part of a collective effort. I hope in the future diverse elements, including the government  can come together to provide professional help to the world of films, and help the world become a more entertaining place and also provide  impetus to the  economics of small wonderful places such as those found in abundance in our state”.
“Post Uttarakhand floods if filmmakers choose to come to the state, tourism is bound to get a major boost”, he added.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/uttarakhand-registers-strong-presence-ficci-frames

Salman in Barjatya’s upcoming film – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Sooraj Barjatya’s next film with Salman Khan has been in the news for quite some time now. The director Sooraj Barjatya has finally confirmed that the title of his upcoming release is going to be “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”.

Opposite the Khan will be Sonam Kapoor who has shared screen space with him in her debut film.

The film will be a starry affair with a star cast that includes Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepak Debroyal, Swara Bhaskar and Samaira Rao. This is the cast which has been finalized till date.
The music of the film will be given by Himesh  Reshamiya, lyricist being Irshad  Kamil, director Photography Harish Joshi, Production Design Nitin Desai, Sound Design Jitendra Choudhry, Editor – Sanjay Sankla ,Action by Kaushal Moses and Greg Powell.
The film will go on floors in June this year. It is set to release on Diwali in 2015.
Spokesperson confirms the news and adds, “We have locked the title to be Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. We have largely finalized the other cast and crew too, Salman and Sona being the lead pair. The film will go on floor this June for a 2015 Diwali release. “
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/salman-barjatyas-next-prem-ratan-dhan-payo/#sthash.gBMBPzwD.dpuf

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/salman-barjatyas-next-prem-ratan-dhan-payo/

16 March, 2014

Handsome dude Vijender graces the ramp for Archana Kochhar

Olympic Boxer Vijender Singh (centre), star of upcoming film FUGLY, graces the ramp for Archana Kochhar to promote the Paris Amour collection at LFW 

On the final day of Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014, Couturier Archana Kochhar showcased her Paris Amour Collection. Amid the spirit and love of Paris, the ace designer brought on board the anticipated cast of ‘Fugly’, superstar Akshay Kumar and Ashvin Yardi’s second Hindi production under their Grazing Goat Pictures banner. Olympic boxer turned Bollywood actor, Vijendra Singh walked the ramp for the eponymous label while his FUGLY co-stars Kiara Advani (Saeed Jaffrey’s grandniece), Mohit Marwah (Anil Kapoor’s nephew) and Arfi Lamba (Slumdog Millionaire star), were seen in the designer’s creations gracing the front row.

Full report at: http://www.filmytown.com/fugly-team-cheers-vijender-singh-lfw/

Vidya Balan Takes Tampa Bay by Storm

The 2nd IIFA US tour to visit New York, Houston, Tampa and Orlando

· Vidya makes a public appearance at Eat at Joe’s

· IIFA Magic of the Movies tickets go on sale this Tuesday, 15th March on Ticketmaster!

· Deepika Padukone to perform at the Tata Motors IIFA Awards

· Ustaad Fateh Ali Khan to perform at the IIFA Magic of the Movies & Technical Awards

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/vidya-takes-tampa-bay-storm

12 March, 2014

Sonam Kapoor goes bold – Bewakoofiyan?

Steamy kissing scenes have become a very common part of films.

This time around, Sonam Kapoor who has been seen playing some very interesting roles in her previous films, for the first time will be seen kissing on screen.
Sonam Kapoor will be seen sharing a kiss with Ayushmann Khuranna in her upcoming film Bewakofiyaan. The two who share a relationship on screen will be seen kissing each other in a few scenes. This will Sonam’s first onscreen kiss.
But what no one knows is that Sonam has kissed twice in her previous film which have been cut from the final edit of the film.
Spokesperson confirms the news and adds, “For some reason Sonam’s kissing scenes have been deleted from her previous films. This is her first kiss which will be seen onscreen.”
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/sonam-kapoor-goes-bold-bewakoofiyan

Salman Khan keen to shoot song with old radio sets as props

Salman Khan, who is presenting Atul Agnihotri’s upcoming next film, O Teri, starring Pulkit Samrat and Bilal Amrohi, recently shot a promotional song for the film.

Salman, who has been constantly connected with the making of the entire film from the beginning, came up with an idea for the special song that he was shooting.

The star Khan was very keen to shoot the song with old radio sets as props as they were just appropriate and matching the whole look on the sets.

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10 March, 2014

Total Siyapaa - Film Review


Rating - **

Asha (Yami Gautam) is of Indian origin and Aman (Ali Zafar) is a Pakistani national, both are residents in the United Kingdom.

Aman visits the girls parents’ house to seek their permission. On the day when he is supposed to meet Asha’s parents, an unfortunate incident occurs as due to some misunderstanding he is mistaken as a terrorist and goes through the strip-search by the cops.

He is let off at the station, and is in lowest of his spirits and wants to postpone his meeting with the girl’s parents for some other day. However Asha is insistent that he finish the task on that day itself, and despite his hesitation, they head for the girls parents house.

Marketed as a rib-tickling rom-com as marketed in its trailers, the film disappoints as the supposedly funny instances just fall flat. The film is far from being a funny film with chaotic and outrageous situations.

- Full review and more pics at:http://www.filmytown.com/movies/total-siyapaa-film-review/

09 March, 2014

DHAG - Marathi Film Review

Rating: ****

A young boy wanting to break the succession of traditional jobs in his low caste family. Dhag (Fire or Blaze) is a Marathi film directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil. It is an emotional, serious film.

Fire in the stomach usually makes a man shielded. It makes him fight against destiny and in this war, happiness, peace and satisfaction appear too distant like stars in the sky, what you just can see but can never achieve.

A heart touching film that captures the trials and tribulations of young Krishna in his journey, desire to break the succession of traditional job of cremating people.

Full review and more pics at:

08 March, 2014

QUEEN - Hindi film Review

Rating: ***


Story of a simple Delhi based girl who’s life changes unexpectedly. The story of Rani Mehra, a simple middle class, conservative girl has her dreams shattered when her to be husband leaves her stranded at the altar.

She then goes into depression, and then with her will power, goes out all alone in the world and comes home with a transformed personality of that of self confidence and living life her way.

Kangana has come up with a realistic performance, Lisa Haydon as the girl in Paris fits into her character with ease, while Rajkummar Rao has just a brief role as that of the indecisive groom.
This film is worth a watch that has you smile all throughout. Why should boys have all the fun?
- Full review and more pics at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/queen-hindi-movie-review/

03 March, 2014

FUGLY to release on 13 June 2014

Grazing Goat Pictures Producers Akshay Kumar & Ashvini Yardi Take The Step To Shift Release Date Of “Fugly” To 13th June 2014 For Friend Sajid Nadiadwala  

16th May 2014 marked the clash of two films starring some of India’s most anticipated newcomer debuts - Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi’s Grazing Goat Pictures’ second Hindi production Fugly which has four film debuts including that of former Olympic boxer Vijender Singh and Anil Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marweh and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Nadiadwala Grandsons Heropanti starring Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger Shroff.

With both films being youth centric and launching fresh pairings, faces and talent, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi took the commendable decision to shift the release date of Fugly to the 13th June 2014, to avoid splitting the audience share.

Ashvini Yardi says: “Akshay and I both share our individual friendship with Sajid and we took the joint decision to inform Sajid that we would shift our release date to 13th June 2014.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/fugly-release-13-june/