12 April, 2015

Anil Naryani's EXTRA OR EXTRAORDINARY...? -A Bilingual Is Complete

Producer Tanya Sharma and director Anil Naryani has completed the entire shooting and editing of Shriarth Productions' EXTRA OR EXTRAORDINARY...? ( in Hindi and  Marathi ). 

The film has been shot in Mira Road, Thane District and Haryana locales.

Cast: All children viz. Om (Lifebuoy soap- where he is taunted-Bunty Tera Saabun Slow Hai Kya),Jumbo , Krish (Singh Saab The Great,Hasee Toh Fasee fame), Rehaab (Shoot Out At Wadala fame) and many others.Writer: Sagar Shukla. DoP: Vijay Chaudhary, Roopesh. Music: Bharat Kamal (Grandson of Rajkamal).

Lyrics: Sagar Pathak. Editor: Santosh Vishkarma. E.P: Gaurav.Aman Trikha ( who sang Hukka Bar in KHILADI 786, 

Rani Tu Main Raja in Boss, Har Har Gange in Bhoothnaath) has rendered the title sing for the film while Divya Kumar ( singer of Dil Karda in Badlapur) has rendered the Marathi title number for the film. 

The film, due for May end release will also be entered the  various national and international film festivals


When Bollywood’s current hot favorite comes in support of her spouse what more do you expect than a revelation. Isn’t it the best feeling when your better half supports and stands by not just during your thick and thins but holds your hand and supports you in your new ventures?

Daniel Weber who is set to make his Bollywood debut with “Dangerous Husn” has been taking hindi lessons in order to improve his hindi diction. Guess who’s helping the handsome hunk.

Daniel looks forward to speaking in Hindi for his films and wants to do movies that he would love to watch as a spectator. “I’m still learning every day, and I’m learning to adapt and adjust. I work as much as I can. I have learnt to read and write, I try to watch films without subtitles so that I can understand Hindi better” further adding “I started taking Hindi classes few months back. I understand at least 80 percent. I’m trying really hard. I have been a citizen of India since quite some time so I understand the basic hindi but speaking in day to day life is different than delivering dialogues in hindi” 

Elaborating about Sunny Leone being his teacher, Daniel says “Sunny indeed helps me a lot. She speaks to me in Hindi so that I can be well versed with the language which will help with my dialogues. We stay connected through the day and she constantly advises me about the camera look, my dialogues etc. She’s been not just a wife but also a dotting teacher to me”

Produced by Netra Cinematics , Directed by Dinesh Tiwari ,Written by Sameeir Modi , Music Dj Sheizwood , Co Producer Lalit Paikray, Inndresh badola. 

Dhruv Ghanekar’s New Video featuring Ila Arun redefines Goth in India

Mumbai, 10th April, 2014 : Dhima is a new single by composer, producer, singer-songwriter and guitarist Dhruv Ghanekar from his recently launched album Voyage. Dhruv has been known to compose music in virtually all genres and his latest single Dhima can be described as a hybrid of gothic rock, North African rhythms, and new wave. The video is all set to accelerate the momentum of the evolution of music in India and holds great promise of creating a new wave of Indian music in the Indie space. 

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 Dhruv on his single music video says, “Dhima is a song inspired by the desert of Rajasthan and North Africa. I have been listening to music from West and North Africa and found that there are so many intrinsic synergies in both the musical cultures. The marriage of these two sounds was screaming to be fused! Ila Arun was a logical fit to sing the song as she is the Queen of folk music in India. On drums Karim Ziad who hails from Algeria but is a Parisian and Linley Marthe on bass finished off the sound. The video runs into a direction that has not really been explored in this country .By giving it a Steam Punk -Gothic vibe, Razy Ghai has created a visually stunning interpretation that challenges the viewer both sonically and visually”.

Dhima is all set to tear down the barriers with its cinematic presentation. Directed by Razy Ghai of Asylum Films, Dhima features both these creative geniuses who have styled the video with a certain dark theatricality. The gothic grunge themed video features an eclectic blend of the fantastic, the ghoulish, the bizarre and the forbidden! The uniqueness of all its creative aspects - from the lyrics and storyline to the characters and their antics; from the make-up and lighting to the sound mixing and production design - leaves one spellbound, intrigued and enthralled all at once. The video for the single showcases Ila Arun like  never seen before. Decked out in a dark gothic attire the singer’s signature husky voice brings a distinct sound to the single. The sexy, extravagant video explores the dark side of human nature with visions of anarchy, monsters, love and death set in a Burlesque Goth setting. Never before has an Indian music video even attempted such a diverse representation and encapsulation of its creative vision. While Ila Arun leaves one breathless with her deep notes, Dhruv’s phenomenal guitar solo is honest and raw trimmed with a dangerous edge setting him apart from his peers.  

Ila Arun commented, “When I was asked to collaborate on an ethnic folk song on Dhruv Ghanekar’s international world music album with such a star studded array to musicians from all over the world, I was thrilled and nervous  ...however the experience of recording the song turned out to be fantastic and totally invigorating.”

The video is being marketed and published on Dhruv’s youtube channel by Qyuki, a multi-channel network focused on music, founded by Shekhar Kapur, Samir Bangara and AR Rahman. ”Dhima is a game-changer in the Indie music scene in India and we’re proud to have Dhruv as part of our network. We look forward to great success for this album.” Samir Bangara, Co-Founder of Qyuki.

Dhruv Ghanekar is a Composer, Producer and highly respected Guitar player based in Mumbai, India. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music in India and on the International arena. Vieux Farka Toure, Richard Bona, Trilok Gurtu, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bernard Purdee, A.R Rahman, Raul Midon, Bob Belden, Scott Kinsey, Etienne M’Bappe, Dominic Dipiazza, Louis Banks, Ranjit Barot, to name a few…
He has performed at many leading festivals around the world as a leader of his band “Dhruv”

As a Composer he has delivered over 3500 commercials, many of which have won awards in India and abroad. He has scored many chart busting hits for movies i.e. - Bombay Boys, Drona, Snip, White Noise … He has also scored a ton of music for Television including the prestigious BBC 1 - UK, Star TV, PIX, SONY and many more.
Dhruv is the co-founder of the path breaking Blue Frog – a 360 c/o which encompasses a State of the Art Live Performance Venue, Recording Studios, Label and Music Production C/o.
He has released his first solo album “Distance” in 2008 to critical acclaim. Dhruv is the most sought after composer working in Mumbai today. He balances his time scoring music and performing his funky brand of Jazz and Indian sound, the world over …

Qyuki is a digital broadcast network/ MCN co-founded by Shekhar Kapur, Samir Bangara and AR Rahman. Qyuki works with creators to build their fan following by producing and distributing videos across Youtube and other networks with the aim to create enduring intellectual properties. Qyuki also connects brands with their audiences through unique content marketing initiatives in collaboration with Qyuki artists
 Qyuki’s artist network consists of established artists like AR Rahman, Ranjit Barot, Salim-Sulaiman, Shweta Subram and Youtubers like Shraddha Sharma, Gaurav Dagaonkar, Siddharth Slathia and lifestyle and entertainment channels like The Boss Dialogues, Film Companion and Eff n Bedi. For more information please visit qyuki.com

Priyanka Chopra in a glamorous avatar in Dil Dhadakne Do

The first look of Priyanka Chopra from Dil Dhadakne Do is out!

Priyanka Chopra will be seen in a glitzy avatar in the film. Her look is extremely stylish and glamorous. She will be seen sporting chic gowns and summer dresses in the film.
In the picture Priyanka is sitting in the picturesque Italian town of Porto  ​Venere. ​
Dil Dhadakne Do is about a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise trip across the Mediterranean.
Dil Dhadakne Do directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Excel Entertainment is one of the most awaited films this year. It is slated for release on June 5th.

Mohit Marwah, the new face Of ‘Provogue’!

Mohit Marwah has been recently signed as the brand ambassador for the famous lifestyle brand, Provogue. With his striking personality, athletic physique and fresh appeal, the actor has been elected to be the face of brand's grooming products.

The new brand ambassador, Mohit, will be joining the league predecessors like Fardeen Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan who have endorsed the brand with equal panache and style in the past. “It’s great to be associated with a distinguished brand like Provogue. It’s a huge responsibility since the brand has been earlier endorsed by such great actors who have all been fashion icons in their own right. I’m really hoping to continue the legacy forward.”
Given that the young and debonair Mohit sports the perfect blend of rugged appeal along with an inherent boyish charm, his personality seems to be complimenting the brand to the tee. He looks quite the debonair in the new ad campaigns for the brand. Provogue has been an acclaimed name that has associated itself with names that are synonymous with style but a winner’s attitude, and Mohit seems to be the perfect choice.
Salil Chaturvedi, MD of Provogue said, “As a brand, Provogue is much more than just fashion. That’s why we have always preferred to associate with icons who possess not just looks but also attitude. We are proud to present Mohit as our brand ambassador.”

Mumbai is not a shooting friendly place, says Dilip K. Mukharaiya director of PARESHAANPUR

'Pareshaanpur' that is to be released in the month of June, we interviewed Director cum Screenwriter cum Producer of the film Mr. Dilip K Mukharaiya. The film features Urmila Mahanta and Ameet Dawar in the lead role.The movie features Shakti Kapoor, Asrani, Pitobash Tripathy, Manoj Joshi, Sitaram Panchal,Sunial Pal and Shakti Mohan in the supporting role.  

"Mumbai is not a shooting friendly place, even our industry people are indulging in wrong doings and harassment!!", says director of film Pareshaanpur

Having worked for many TV channels and films as screenwriter and assistant director, Dilip Mukharaiya is now not only donning the hat of a script-writer and director for his film ‘Pareshaanpur’ but is also producing it. All geared up to make his way in Bollywood, Dilip spared some time to talk to us. Read excerpts from the interview:

How did the idea of Pareshaanpur originate?

Dilip: The idea of Pareshaanpur came as a routine subject, I always looking for a movie. Though this is a comedy film I have to think or put myself or my situations or my surroundings as subject/ idea. But, of-course I created a colourful story out of this and created characters that are born to be a ‘Pareshaan’ person with actually no ‘pareshaani’ in their lives. These mind-sets gave me a start to create Pareshaanpur but in a funny way.

Tell us about the movie Pareshaanpur.

Dilip: As I said earlier Pareshaanpur is a mind-set. All of us have problems and solutions by their own, but some peoples only have problems 24*7 in their lives and are looking for the excuses or blame other sources for it. So, there are a few gentlemen in our society who are taking care of these 'mind sets' by nurturing their believes and exploiting them. So, this story belongs to a village called ‘Shaanpur’, but it has been taunted as well insulted as ‘bad omen’ because the villagers believe there is so much of ‘‘Pareshaani” inspite of “Shaan” in the village. Even in a simple thing that happen to their life they mix up with shagun and apshagun (auspicious and inauspicious) without using their logical reasoning. This universal concept of being a 'Pareshaan' or having lots of Pareshaani is visualized in form of cinema but within comical satire supported by good music by Raaj Aashoo.

Pareshhanpur is a comedy film. Who has been your inspiration when it comes to this genre? 

Me: Haha...I don't have any inspiration...it can’t be. I am the creator of my own ideas based on the characters or situations I familiar with. Every person in my life whether they are my friends, colleagues, my unit members or my relatives. Everyone can inspire us if we are open to listen and observe them. Life is full of comedy; we have to come out of our problems and 'Pareshaaniyaas'. Don’t give enough time to your Negativity to conquer your daily life, have a laugh in life, and enjoy the positivity. 

The film is mostly shot in remote areas. Did you face difficulties during the shoot?

Dilip: Difficulties? Lots of...but when I was shooting in and around Mumbai. But, as I shot mostly out of Mumbai, places like Kolhapur, Nagpur and Punjab, I found fewer problems, higher percentage of good people and off course great locations. Mumbai is not a shooting friendly place, even our industry people are indulging in wrong doings and harassment. They form different types of unions to just target the Producer/Film maker and their work. 

Tell me about your background?

Dilip: I am from Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh (MP), came to Mumbai to follow my instincts - know nothing but have to do something. I wanted to be a Film director and started working with directors like Shriram Raghvan, Shivam Nair, Aruna Raje, Patil etc. As an assistant director or dialogue writer or script writer, those were my initial days when Shriram Raghvan encouraged me to write scripts or dialogues along with assisting him, Shivan Nair gave me the chance as dialogue writer. I followed their instructions/guidance to move ahead. They are my mentors, friends and guides. 

It’s the first Hindi film of both Urmila and Ameet. What are your expectations? 

Me: Ameet Dawar and Urmila Mahanta, both have a great career ahead, I have quite high expectations from both of them. Both of them are talented and doing their first Hindi cinema as lead. I would just want say them, ‘Chances and opportunities will knock your doors, don’t take random decision or don’t fall for any project or script or banner without putting yourself at first place. I know both are sharp and intelligent, deserve a great career. My wishes are with them always. 

What was your experience working for the film?

Dilip: I am making my career from this film as an independent director as well as, as a producer. So, you can imagine the amount as well as the variety of experiences I had. It’s a lifetime experience, learning and lesson, both. This film taught me - what is THE LIFE.

As a debutant director, did you have apprehensions during the filming?

Dilip: Not apprehensions but excitement was the factor. Some doubts happened on few occasions but I discussed openly with my team, mainly with my DOP Ramani Ranjandas. He is the most trusted person along with my colleague/ Executive Producer Neer Dhillon. In editing I am having a great support of my editor Sanjay Ingle too. 

What are your plans for theatrical release of the film? 

Dilip: I am planning for a May ending or June 2015 release.

Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer all set to release this April!

Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer (Earlier known as Main Hoon Rajinikanth) all set to release this April!

After the long running court battle between superstar Rajinikanth and Varsha Productions, A compromise was set and the title of the comedy-spoof Main Hoon Rajinikanth was changed to Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer.

The makers are now all set to release the film on 24th April 2015 all over. The film which made news when the south indian superstar moved to the court and brought a Stay on the film's title regarding the personality rights. The film is a comic-spoof thriller where a CBI officer named Rajinikanth mistakenly creates havoc in other people's life and goes on a killing-spree.


Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer is written and directed by Faisal Saif and stars noted south indian villain Adithya Menon as Rajinikanth along with Kavita Radheshyam, Sunil Pal, Reema Lagoo, Ganesh Yadav, Smita Gondkar and Shakti Kapoor.

Mrs. India 2015 Priyanka Khurana Goyal supports Khushi NGO’s Cause-a-thon

Mumbai: Every year, April is seen as the World Autism Awareness Month. To respect the theme, Khushi Pediatric therapy centre  organised a special run – Cause-a-thon 2015 -- to raise awareness on Autism (http://www.causeathon.in). The event was graced by well known celebrities Mrs. India 2015- Queen of Substance Priyanka Khurana Goyal, singer Shaan and Anita Raj.

A step initiated by an NGO, Khushi Pediatric therapy centre in 2013, Cause-a-thon has been well received by celebrities, media and the people of Mumbai.  Khushi organised this special  7-kilometer and 1-kilometre Marathon at Taj Lands End as a part of their Autism Awareness Campaign.

This year the kids with Autism and other children with special needs were seen conducting the event. The kids had taken up the responsibility of escorting guests and conducting the event through compering and giving away medals to the winners and refreshments to all participants. That’s not all, this year Khushi had registered kids with Autism and children with special needs to run with other participants in Cause-a-thon 2015.  Mrs India 2015, Priyanka Khurana Goyal conducted the warm up before the race for all runners while Shaan gave the flag off to the run and the yester year actress Anita Raj gave away the prizes. 

On this occasion Mrs. Priyanka Khurana Goyal saidAutism didn’t stop Einstein, Newton or Mozart from reaching the stars and creating the enlightenment that the world is enjoying today – it won’t stop these kids either! It seems that for success in science or art, a bit of autism is needed. The world of these children is just different from ours and what is needed more today is acceptance of autism rather than awareness of it like a disorder. It is just different and should not be looked down upon just because we ‘normal’ people cannot speed up our brain to the same level as those kiddos!  I commend Kushi on this great initiative!”

Kuch Kuch Locha Hai unleashed 'Pani Wala Dance'

This summer Devang Dholakia's Kuch Kuch Locha Hai unleashes its's first song Paani Wala Dance. The song features The sizzling Sunny Leone and Ram Kapoor in a hip hopper avatar. The song has been composed by Ikka, Intense and Arko and the vocals have been done by Ikka, Arko and Shraddha Pandit. The Song has been choreographed by Vishnu Deva and has been shot in Goa at the Sunset Ashram. Kuch Kuch Locha Hai's music has been produced by Zee Music Company and if this first track is anything to go by ,then the music from this Lochedar film is going to crank up the summer heat to scorching hot levels!

Song recording of upcoming film ”Kaaya – A Revenge Story”

Song recording of the upcoming hindi film ” Kaaya – A Revenge Story”

Movie Kaaya was launched with Song Recording by Singers Kunal Ganjawala, Palak Muchhal at Studio Trinity, Mumbai.

The Film is Being Produced by Pratik Vishwakarma and Gopal Rajpurohit and has banners “A19Th Venture Motion Films” & “99Film Production” and is Associated with Films Today Entertainment Pvt. Ltd..

This Film is Directed by Amit Kumar, Music by: AARV, Lyrics by: Niranjan Bhudhhadhara, Vikas Tomar, Javed Anwar Khan, Mehervaan Khan.
The shooting will be one schedule Start to Finish from May 2015.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/song-recording-upcoming-film-kaaya-a-revenge-story/

Wazir set to release on 2nd October

Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films’ Wazir is releasing on 2nd October.

Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, the film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar.
Farhan will be seen playing an ATS Cop in the film. He is playing a cop for the first time.

He has gone through a physical change for his character as it required him to be lean and at the same time muscular. He is also sporting a moustache and has been receiving a positive response for his new avatar.

11 April, 2015

High Octane Night Safari Action sequence in Mirziya

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is shooting an action sequence for his next film Mirziya

Saiyami in Mirziya

Mirziya is a contemporary love story set in Rajasthan starring debutants Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher.

The scene he is shooting is a night safari sequence and it is being shot in Mumbai. Both Harshvardhan and Saiyami are a part of the sequence.

The night safari sequence is a high octane action sequence and Rakeysh is ensuring the scene gets shot exactly as he has visualized it. He has planned out an elaborate action sequence with several high profile stunts.

For this he is collaborating with several international technicians for the sequence. He personally worked out and got in touch with all the professionals who would be required for the sequence and is ensuring the best for his film.

Mirziya is one of the most anticipated films and a huge launch pad for Harshvardhan and Saiyami.

Rakeysh is pulling all the stops for the film and personally looking into all the details.

Arbaaz Khan at the Book release of Why Not Use Some Common Sense?​

 Dr​.​ P.V.Vaidyanathan'​​s  ​Why Not Use Some Common Sense?​ 

The book was released in the presence of ​Arbaaz Khan​​ ​

​Mumbai, 4th​ ​April, 2015: ​​Leadstart Publishing and Title Waves, Bandra West,​ ​hosted the book launch on an evening of​ ​4th April​ ​2015. The evening saw the book launch of ​​Dr. ​P.V.Vaidyanathan’s “Why Not Use Some Common Sense”?​ and was unveiled by Actor & Producer Mr. Arbaaz Khan. 

The event set the tone of a causal, light and a very lively atmosphere. ​​Dr. P.V.Vaidyanathan’s spoke about his book​​​ Why Not Use Some Common Sense?​ He said, “We humans struggle to use the gift of common sense in so many areas of our lives, despite being blessed with the power of intelligence, logic, imagination and analysis. The simple truth is that we could handle situations better and solve dilemmas just by applying some common sense.​​​"
Indian Actor and Producer Arbaaz Khan said," I would like to congratulate Dr. P.V.Vaidyanathan on his new book launch. This book is very well conceptualized and I enjoyed reading it. It serves to overcome negative emotions like anger, frustration, unhappiness and guilt, and I am sure this book will be loved by the audience as well."

Mr. Swarup Nanda, CEO, Leadstart Publishing ​ said "Leadstart is very honored to associate with Dr. P.V.Vaidyanathan. He is a very clever writer, who focuses more on letting away negative emotions. I wish him good luck and success in all his future endeavors. We sincerely thank Mr. Arbaaz Khan for being a part of the book launch event.​ "

The evening also saw the presence of Poonam Sinha, Kunickaa Lal and Murli Sharma.

Nimrat Kaur's cover shoot copied from Sofia Hayat's dress?

Sofia Hayat dress copied by Nimrat Kaur who is on cover of GQ magazine
Sofia-Hayat in Main Ladki Hoon

Hollywood actress,singer model Sofia Hayat is very happy these days as she is getting lots of support from her twitter fans.

She got a mail regarding her black dress which she had used in her debut single Main Ladki Hoon and also at red carpet in London for a Hollywood film.

The dress is same on cover of GQ magazine which Nimrat Kaur is wearing.

(Himanshu Jhunjhunwala)

Nimrat Kaur on GQ cover

Farah, Nawazuddin at Ritesh Batra’s workshop in Merwan Cafe -

As a part of his initiative to revive the Irani Cafes in Mumbai, Ritesh Batra’s production company Poetic License is doing a series of events at different Irani Cafes across the city. The first three sessions were at Koolar Cafe,Kyani cafe and Excelsior cafe.
Says Nawazuddin Siddiqui, “In 1920′s there were many Irani cafes now there are only about 20-25 left. It is important to revive these cafes as they are Mumbai’s identity. If we don’t save them, the lovely environment of these cafes will die out. This initiative should surely help in reviving these cafes.”
Mr.Bomi Irani (Merwan cafe owner) was thrilled about the workshop, “Irani cafes are dwindling because no one wants to come here anymore. The children of cafe owners do not want to pursue this profession as they want to go abroad to get white collar jobs. This is the real situation which is sad. My niece Farah likes coming to my cafe off and on and loves our mawa cakes. I am positive that her coming forward for this new initiative will definitely make a difference to review Irani cafes”

07 April, 2015


2nd issue of Print Edition of Filmy Town - 

- CHITRASHI RAWAT – Little Wonder in Bollywood
- SHAILENE WOODLEY – Hollywood’s Best young actress
and more…