Trailer of war-drama film Battalion 609 launched

While one has seen several Hindi films depicting the enmity between India and Pakistan through the wars fought between their respective armies, what if the same is depicted through a cricket match fought between them? ‘Battalion 609’is a film that explores this very idea.

The story of the film is about a cricket match scheduled between the Indian Army and the Pakistani Army which goes wrong leading to several other incidents. It also talks about the battle fought between the brave soldiers of Battalion 609 and the Taliban. The cast of the film consists of some supremely talented actors headed by TV Shoaib Ibrahim who plays the role of a soldier from the Indian army.

Apart from war and action, the film has a good amount of romance, drama and humour, thus making it a complete entertainer. The film stars Shoaib Ibrahim, Sparsh Sharma, Elena Kazan, Farnaaz Shetty, Vishwas Kini, Jashan Kohli & Kiaan, Vicky Ahuja, CP Thakur and Vikas Srivastava.

The trailer of the film was launched yesterday at JW Marriott, Juhu in the presence of the cast and crew of the film. The team of the film shared their experience of working on the film and why the subject of the film will touch the heart of every Indian. They also talked about the clash of the film with ‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’.

Battalion 609, directed by Brijesh Batuknath Tripathi and produced by Narindas Lalwani of N.J. Lalwani Films, releases worldwide on January 11, 2019.

Sandeep Kulkarni dons producer’s hat with DOMBIVALI RETURN

The power house actor Sandeep Kulkarni has become producer now. He founded production house Karambola Creations and upcoming DOMBIVALI RETURN will be first film from him.

Sandeep Kulkarni who has given films like ‘Shwas’, ‘Dombivali Fast’, ‘Trafic Signal’, ‘Ajinkya’ and many more has also worked in Hindi films. Sandeep Says, “I and my friend Mahendra Atole have common interest in making beautiful films with nice message. So we came together and founded Karambola Creations. DOMBIVALI RETURN is first output for audience from us.”

The psychological thriller will release in February next year.

AAMHI BEFIKAR teaser poster launched

Nagesh Mishra, Antriksh Chaudhary, Kavishwar Marathe and Rohit Chavhan of Harihar Films has produced AAMHI BEFIKAR. Recently teaser poster of the film was released on social media. Releasing on 8th March 2019, the film is tale of 4 carefree friends. Rohit Patil is co-producer.

The film has new pair of Suyog Gorhe and Mitali Mayekar working for first time together. The film also stars Rahul Patil, Swapnil Kale and Akshay Hadke.

‘Pehli Goonj’ – album of songs by young stars launched

After establishing it’s name in the field of construction, Pune’s Pushpganga Ventures has made a foray into the world of music, with the launch of their maiden album, ‘Pehli Goonj’! What is admirable is that this album features young prodigals, two of who have won name and fame, with their success in the popular music reality shows on TV – Voice India Kids & Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs.

“We are launching three youngsters who are outstanding singers. But they don’t have a platform to showcase their talent”, smiles Ammul Goel, MD, Pushpganga Ventures. “We have decided to create that platform for these gems, by first releasing their songs through this album. The next step would be to hold concerts across the country, in all major cities including – Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Nagpur, Chandigarh & Jaipur, and even abroad, where these youngsters can live their passion for music”.

The three singers are Akshata Sambyal (15), Prashant Singh Kalhans (17) and Jasu Khan Meer (14).

AKSHATA SAMBYAL :  hailing from Bangalore, she is a  Voice India Kids contestant. Her melodious voice has already started making waves on screen, with her endearing  number for the short film, Gunjaaish. Her dream is to sing for Bollywood.

PRASHANT SINGH KALHANS :  Prashant has already wooed all of Lucknow, his hometown, with his powerpacked rendition of popular film songs. This budding talent is also aspiring to be a playback singer in Bollywood.

JASU KHAN MEER : This Bansuri loving teenager from Rajasthan, started learning music at the age of 5, and  has already made a mark in the world of Indian television, with his popularity in both the shows – Voice India Kids & Sa Re Ga ma Pa Lil Champs.

Pehli Goonj, a Hindi album, has peppy numbers of different genres displaying a multitude of emotions – friendship, love, faithfulness and patriotism, penned by none other than Prashant Ingole (of Bajirao Mastani, Mary Kom, Race 2 and many more such films). Out of the 5 numbers in the album, the video of two songs was launched today –‘Kuch Bhi Nahin’, which has music  composed by Shreyas Puranik and ‘Yaara Teri Yaari’ for which Vikram Montrose has composed the music.

Pushpganga plans to release the video of this album on all radio, TV and online media.

These talented singers should be invited to perform at concerts, and also at private events, which will appeal to all age groups. The norm is to host shows of only popular playback singers. But if sponsors come forward to give these singers an opportunity, they will surely change the trend.

Launch of App : Swagliv

“That’s not all – we are not just picking youngsters from the TV. India is blessed with so much talent – but they don’t know whom to approach, where to go, and thus they can’t get to fulfill their dreams or come into the limelight. Therefore, we are now launching our app ‘Swagliv’, which is an online video sharing platform, where everyone in India will be able to showcase their talent – not just in music, but acting, mimicry, comedy, dance, RJ, MJ, VJ, and for all age groups. Through this they may even get opportunities to be a part of leading reality shows …. And earn the name and fame that they truly deserve”, concludes Ammul.

The app is ready to be launched next month. It’s a completely indigenously developed social video/audio/chatting platform. Of course, with technology, Swagliv will filter out fake users and make the platform credible and competitive.

The Chandigarh boy Bhavdeep Romana to be seen in a single for T-Series

Bhavdeep Romana who is known for debuting in a MTV reality show ‘Dating in the dark 2018’ by Banijay Asia and Viacom 18 is all set to do a single for T-Series.

Bhavdeep is working alongside Kashika Patiyal in a romantic single which has a twist where Kaniska who is suffering from a disorder is head over heels for Bhavdeep. It’s a beautiful song that shows love can win over everything.

Before debuting for the in National television on MTV Bhavdeep had appeared as a lead actor in a Punjabi movie called Nagara which was premiered at PIFF- Punjab International Film Festival.

Other than doing singles and short films, Bhavdeep has done events with celebrities like Guru Randhawa, Farhan Akhtar, Gurdas Mann, Dilijit Dosanjh, Neha Kakkar and many more.

His passion was always to work in the entertainment industry, and through his hard work he has been achieving his dream.

In conversation with Bhavdeep, he mentions, “I have always had a passion towards music and acting, my family was really supportive of my decision. From my college days, I have performed on stage and then I shifted to Mumbai to pursue my dreams. It has been a sweet and long journey. Now working with T-Series has put me on a larger platform. It is a beautiful song of loving and accepting a person in any condition. It was a wonderful experience working alongside Kashika Patiyal I am really excited as the single will be soon released!”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan showed support and love towards differently abled children

Global Icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is known for her virtues and making the country proud at national and international level. Aishwarya is is someone brought up with values , be it greeting someone with a Namaste or sharing about her culture to people she meets from all around the globe. Former Miss World who lived the phrase of ‘Beauty with purpose’ in its real sense until now has always made a difference in the lives of people around her through her various social campaigns, charity or supporting events related to children or special causes.

In one such event recently, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took time out of her busy schedule to show her support and love towards differently abled children. The event was a sports meet organized by Jamnabai Narsee School where she enthusiastically lifted the spirit of children who participated in the event. . Dressed in a baby pink coat and light blue denim Aishwarya initially took a Navy Salute but after seeing the children do the Army Salute the beauty queen followed them and did the Army Salute to appreciate the efforts put by the children.

She surely is a woman with a purpose and for a purpose..

Shalmali brings ‘Sass’ to her new song – Khullam Khulla ft Diplo & Vishal Dadlani

The Indie Pop Diva – Shalmali has proven why her dressing and panache is unmatchable.  Recently in her the video Khullam Khulla, the fashion goddess wore shimmering orange hot pants along with stripped crop top and an orange hair band to complete the look. She slayed the video looking confident and ensured to stun her fans with her looks. Shamali featured alongside Diplo and Vishali Dadlani and she has sung in her mother tongue.

Shalmali always sprinkles a bit of fresh sunshine wherever she goes and while we like her outfits, the Diva also brings warmth and jazz in what she wears. Shalmali rocking in any video is nothing new. But there is a jiffy of excitement amongst her fans because they know she rocks with something new and they always love it.

Shama Sikander would be traveling across Turkey, Vienna and Barcelona

It’s not a secret that the hot and pretty actor Shama Sikander loves travelling. And it comes as no surprise that she is spending quality time away from the hustle, ringing in Christmas and the new year.

She always had a penchant for travel and especially during the winters. She is travelling across Turkey as we could find out from her. Quoting her, “It’s so refreshing to meet new people, interact with them, understand their sensitivities, their culture, sense of humour and so much more. It helps me feel complete. Anytime that I feel like I am hitting a creative block I travel. I travel to know more, explore and it fills my life with newer experiences and that helps me to create more.” Recently she had started her production house as well and had just done her first series on mental health and awareness.

Known for her off beat choices, Shama Sikander loves trying out various cuisines, wines, local food and clothing across the world. She says, “I am self-dressed most times. I derive my sense of clothing from my experiences across while travelling so would find ideas of various places when I dress. That flavour comes with it. And with regards to food Christmas is pretty much the best time of the year to travel because you find a huge variety easily and the people are in such an amazing that it really adds up to the experience.”

This year Shama Sikander would be traveling across Turkey, Vienna and Barcelona and we would love to know of her from her much vibrant Instagram account and we just can’t wait for it.

Yami Gautam becomes the face for WWF and TRAFFIC India’s Super Sniffers campaign

Actress Yami Gautam has been roped in as the goodwill leader and the face of a very important cause initiated by TRAFFIC India along with World Wildlife Fund India. Joining the forces at WWF, for an important task at hand that needs attention, Yami pledged her support to the Super Sniffer campaign. This campaign extends support to a very crucial concerning the issue of wildlife poaching. Illegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest organized criminal activity globally, threatening the survival of many species the world over. India, being one of the world’s largest biodiversity hotspots, has been a target of wildlife poachers and smugglers. The backing of the success of the programme comes from the proof of the success of sniffer dogs for crime prevention and detection which is a long proven practice that has reaped significant benefits over the years.

Yami in her presence at the National Training Centre for Dog, BSF, Gwalior pledged her support to the WWF-India programme. The initiative helps raise and train wildlife sniffer dog squads to strengthen anti-poaching and anti-trafficking measures of the Forest Departments and other enforcement agencies concerned with wildlife protection.

Speaking about being roped in as the face for the campaign, Yami said, “ I’m happy to be joining hands with WWF and TRAFFIC India for this amazingly well put and well through the programme. Wildlife poaching is a serious issue and a more organized way and tactics are needed and that’s exactly what Super Sniffers programme does by training these amazing dogs who are trained to expose such activities with training that’s given to them. Illegal trade of animal, animal skin and body parts is truly concerning and it needs to be addressed.”

Ali Fazal surprises Richa Chadha for her birthday

Richa Chadha celebrates her birthday tomorrow and thus, finding time from her busy schedule, her boyfriend actor Ali Fazal planned a surprise birthday getaway for the actress. Both Richa and Ali have been busy with their respective work schedules, with Richa being busy with Shakeela Biopic and shoot of two other films, Ali was busy with the shoot of Milan Talkies and Prassthanam.

The two finally owing to the year-end, found time from their schedule and flew down to the island nation of Maldives.

It was an early birthday surprise from Ali to Richa intended to spend time away from the city to celebrate the special occasion of Richa’s birthday. So much so, that Richa only knew that it was meant to be a holiday, the destination wasn’t revealed to her too until she departed for the holiday.