As Kritika Kamra turns a year older (25th October), the talented actress, who made her Bollywood debut with Mitron this year, celebrated her special day a week earlier in Kashmir.
Though the gorgeous actress is not much into celebrating her birthday she loves exploring different places. Earlier, the actress had been to Kashmir during winter season and wanted to experience the autumn, so she decided to celebrate her birthday a week in advance.
The actress informs, “Last time when I visited the place, it was quite cold but I enjoyed the beauty of the place and that’s why I wanted to visit Kashmir once again. I have some friends who live in Srinagar who suggested that instead of a hotel, I stay with them.”
A source says, “The moment Kritika learnt that the crew of her debut film ‘Mitron’ was shooting in Srinagar, she planned to surprise them.”
Kritika says, “I dropped in to meet all of them, including the director, Nitin Kakkar. Later, they came over for dinner. Last year, I was shooting for Mitron in Ahmedabad, which made the dinner special. It was fun revisiting memories of shooting with them last year and catching up with friends.”
“It was a brief four-day trip and the idea was to get away. Right now, Kashmir is in its full glory. I am looking forward to getting calls from family and friends on my birthday.” Kritika adds.
Among the many actors making a mark in the Hindi film industry, Mir Sarwar perhaps stands out for his versatility, an attribute that has helped him bag varied roles till date. While already playing his trade in numerous films like Bajrangi Bhaijan, Jagga Jasoos, Jolly LLB2, Dhishoom, and Phantom, Mir has consistently altered his persona, portraying characters on his own terms.
Though a director’s actor, Mir aims to follow his distinct trait in his upcoming movie Lateef to Laden. He has given his all in portraying an interesting yet powerful character of a militant fond of Osama Bin Laden. The dark comedy, a Prem Kumar production, will release on the 26 th of this month. The film is sure to leave audiences spellbound thanks to an entirely altered look being portrayed by Mir. When inquired about his pursuit of versatile appearances he said, “I was always keen about experimenting with looks even before I ventured into the film industry. I remember keeping a goatee long before Aamir’s Dil Chahta Hai released. It was difficult initially, but I gained confidence to continue experimenting. That was the main factor responsible for getting me a role in the film Phantom where the character has 26 passports and looked different in all the get ups.
The Marlon Brando and Al Pacino fan further commented on his take on the movie, “I really liked the concept of Lateef to Laden as a dark comedy and I am sure people will do too. I always make sure to support independent films made in Jammu and Kashmir, and this will be our small contribution to the local film industry as well”.
The actor who hails from Srinagar started his career as a model in 1999. He has also recently completed his four-year stint in Kashmir Daily, a film focusing on the drug abuse and unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir. Mir has been proactive in making other short films on his home state, refusing any pay for these. Mir strives to encourage filmmaking among residents of the area. Apart from shooting for the Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai directed by Mani Ratnam in 2017, Mir has also dabbled in direction. Bed No. 17 was also shot in India’s northern most state where the film has been screened in several film festivals. He is a living pioneer of Kashmiri cinema whose versatility is akin to none.
The much-anticipated remake of the Telugu cult blockbuster Arjun Reddy has been a topic of discussion ever since it was announced. There has been a lot of speculation about what the film’s title would be for months now.
Finally, the wait is over. The Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy finally has a title – it’s KABIR SINGH.
KABIR SINGH, which is a T-Series and Cine1 Studios production, stars Shahid Kapoor in the title role. The film is directed by Sandeep Vanga who was also the director of the Telugu version. Kiara Advani plays the female lead in the film.
The makers of the film kept the film’s title very closely guarded over the last two months.
As director Sandeep Vanga says, “When we started work on the Hindi script, it was a very exciting journey. KABIR SINGH, as the protagonist’s name, came naturally, considering the character’s graph. KABIR SINGH has the same punch and madness of Arjun Reddy.”
KABIR SINGH will be shot extensively in Mumbai, Delhi and Musoorie. Shahid will sport four different looks in the film and has been preparing for it over the last three months.
Workshops with all the actors are right now in full swing. “It’s all about taking KABIR SINGH to the next level,” says Vanga.
KABIR SINGH is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde. The film’s shoot commenced in Mumbai a few days back.
KABIR SINGH is on the way…
Discovery, the leading infotainment channel, will premiere a one-hour special show titled MOONBOUND: INDIA’S RACE TO THE MOON based on the exciting journey of TeamIndus on 30th October at 9 PM. The show captures the best of this eventful and enlightening seven-year journey of a team which germinated with a group of friends coming together and went on to become TeamIndus.
It started in 2007 when The Google Lunar XPRIZE was announced—the largest incentivized space exploration challenge in human history. A small group of friends came together and coughed up personal resources to register last minute as the only Indian team in the global contest. This young enthusiast team, with no aerospace background, had the grit, the tenacity to take on the best in the world in their endeavor to win the $30 million, Google Lunar XPRIZE.
MOONBOUND: INDIA’S RACE TO THE MOON has garnered huge traction from marquee advertisers. The on-air broadcast of the show is Co-Presented by Amazon Echo and Co-Powered by Levi Strauss and PUBG, Nokia as the Mobile Partner. Sony Bravia, ForeverMark, Idea 4G, Honda Motorcycles and Phillips Trimmer have come on board as Associate sponsors.
Conceived in a server room in Noida, near India’s capital, Rahul Narayan helmed the whole challenge and took the first step of deciding to participate in this global lunar race. He started looking out for people who would join him out of sheer passion unaware about the challenges the team would face as the race would progress. An inhouse robotic rover named ‘Ek Choti si Asha’ was designed with the Ackerman steering concept and a deployable masthead.
What happened next? Don’t miss to watch MOONBOUND: INDIA’S RACE TO THE MOON that brings to you a spectacular journey of an aerospace startup that came together, to reach for the moon! Can they possibly meet the harsh technical demands of a lunar mission? And even so, from where will they raise the enormous amount needed to get to the moon! Pitted against several resourceful teams from across the globe, does TeamIndus stand a chance to win this race for space?
Watch one-hour special series MOONBOUND: INDIA’S RACE TO THE MOON on 30th October at 9 PM only on Discovery Channel.
Emmay Entertainment’s founder, director Nikkhil Advani is all geared up to present his next directorial, the John Abraham starrer ‘Batla House’, which is on floors currently. The director along with the cast and crew of the film is shooting in Mumbai. He recently shared an image from the sets of ‘Batla House’. The image features John Abraham engrossed in an animated conversation. With this the director announced that Ravi Kishan has joined the cast.
An upcoming Marathi movie ‘Madhuri’ has become the talk of the town after revealing the teaser poster of this movie. ‘Mumbapuri Productions’ Mohsin Akhtar produced ‘Madhuri’ film is being discussed among audience and film industry, as it is first Marathi production of Mohsin Akhtar and also, Award-winning actress Sonali Kulkarni is doing the lead role in and as Madhuri. After revealing the second poster, the curiosity about this movie has increased. Smart & Handsome actor Sharad Kelkar will be seen in this movie in a very important role which he has never done before. Recently, Sharad Kelkar has launched teaser of ‘Madhuri’ on his social media accounts and audience have got a glimpse of Sharad’s look in this teaser.
Talking about Sharad Kelkar’s character in ‘Madhuri’, producer Mohsin Akhtar said, “While thinking about the character which Sharad has played; I was thinking about the requirements needed by the character. The character is fun loving, Handsome and Hot. Me and Sharad, we are old good friends I have seen many of his work and the roles he played so I decided to cast him for this. I always had faith in him because he is a hard-working person and according to me, he has given one of his best performance in this movie. And trust me audience will get to see his hard work and his never before seen character. After watching the performance of Sharad in this movie, I am sure, he is going to make a big mark in Marathi cinema.”
Be ready to experience the beautiful tale of ‘Madhuri’ on 30th November.
JMK Entertainment banner presentation, producer Vedant Jha’s Maithili film PREMAK BASAAT will be releasing on 2 November 2018 in Bihar as well as Nepal followed by Qatar and U.A.E. Kunal Thakur is executive producer who is also line producer along with Ajit Singh.
PREMAK BASAAT introduces Nepal’s model Piyush Karn who has done a Kannad short film. Bengali actress Raina Banerji is opposite him. The film also stars Mona Ray, Pragnya Jha, Rakesh Tripathi, Kalpana Mishra, S. P. Mishra, Givond Pathak, Rajiv Jha, Premnath Jha, Shaila Jha, Aashutosh Sagar, Rajendra Karn, Anurag Kapoor, Sangeet Jha and Kunal Thakur.
The film is directed by Rupak Sharar, promotion by Sanjay Bhushan Patiyala, art direction by Premchand, music by S. Kumar, Pravesh Mallik and Saroj Suman, cinematography by Narendar Patel, choreography by late Kedar Subba and Rajiv Samar, editing by Govind Dubey. The songs are sung by Aditya Narayan and Tochi Raina.
Seema A To Z Production Entertainment’s film ISHQ KA ROG shoot is going on at Gorakhpur. The film is produced by Jitendra Singh, directed by Santramji, choreography by Ashok Mayank and pro is Sanjay Bhushan Patiyala.
ISHQ KA ROG stars Satyendra Singh, Jyoti Mishra, Raju Roman and Jitendra Singh.
Actor turned director Lokesh Vijay Gupte and costume designer Chaitrali Gupte’s daughter Shubhavi is debuting in Marathi film industry with Devi Sateri Productions EK SANGAYCHAY…UNSAID HARMONY.
EK SANGAAYCHAY…UNSAID HARMONY stars K K Menon and Rajeshwari Sachdev along with Padmavati Rao, Milind Phatak, Ajit Bhure, Vineet Sharma, Shalva Kinjawadekar, Harshita Sohal, Shubhavi Gupte, Vibhav Rajadhyaksh, Abhijit Amkar and Sachin Salvi.
The cinematography is by Pushpank Gawde, lyrics by Jitendra Joshi, music by Shailendra Barve, Background score by Resul Pookutty, art direction by Nitin Kulkarni and costumes by Chaitrali Lokesh Gupte. The songs are rendered by Avdhoot Gupte, Bela Shende, Tushar Joshi, Vivek Naik, Aarti Kelkar and Rashi Harmalkar.
EK SANGAAYCHAY…UNSAID HARMONY will release on 16 November 2018.
The diva of Bollywood industry Sonam Kapoor was recently in Delhi for the release of Raisha Lalwani’s debut novel ‘The Diary on the Fifth Floor’. Along with her Union Minister Babul Supriyo, Gen V K Singh, actor Manjot Singh and many other well-known personalities were present at the book launch. Kapish Mehra, MD of Rupa Publication appreciated the book. Shantanu Roy moderated the good discussion during the event. The grand event took place at Hotel Taj Palace. Written by Raisha Lalwani ‘The Diary on the Fifth Floor’ is a 25 year old adventure story of a 25 year old lady. As the novel’s story progresses, it has been told about the characters in the same way. It is a story based on a true incident.
Well, Raisa Lalwani is a mother, story teller, a day homemaker, and an author at night. Raised as former Delhi University student she masters in International Business. Writing came as an interesting twist in her life. The story of Raisha’s writing had begun since her childhood, when she understood the biography of people in big cities as a role.
Raisha have a huge fan following, her multitasking skills are quite commendable. While living in Dubai, many people get inspiration from the way she fulfils a mother’s duty, the role of the housewife, and the role of the businessman as well as the writer’s duty.
In the book titled ‘The Diary on the Fifth Floor’, not only showcases that how a girl and her family fight with problems in life. It also shows how we are living in this society, and we all are doing the same kind of experience. Hariharan, Smita Parikh, Ashwin Sanghi, Music Director Salim Merchant, Pankaj Dubey praised Raisha Lalwani for her work.