Guneet Monga co-production Period End of Sentence Wins Best Documentary Short at the Oscars!

Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment co-production titled Period – End of Sentence based on the topic of the deep stigma associated with menstruation and delving upon the work of real life Pad Man Arunachalam Muruganantham has won itself the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 91st Academy Awards. Guneet Monga has executive produced and her production firm Sikhya has co-produced the short.

Here’s her reaction statement as follows:

“Thank you to the Academy for the highest honour and for recognising the efforts of the young girls from Oakwood school in LA to Kathikera in UP in helping us shatter the glass ceiling. Periods are normal and in no way do they stops us from achieving anything. This has been more than 10 years of work of Action India run by Gauri Chaudhary on educating reproductive rights on the ground in many villages. Feminist Majority Movement and Girls learn International have been pushing this cause in US.

Every girl in India or anywhere around the world needs to know this and hear this loud and clear. Period is an end of a sentence but not a girl’s education.

I am honoured and absolutely humbled to partner with Melissa and Rayka in making our short documentary happen. Mandakini Kakar from Sikhya was on the floor working with the film and is the voice of the film too. And thank you Stacey Sher and Lisa Taback for supporting this massive dream. And thank you NETFLIX truly putting us on the MAP!

Here is to more girl power… I really want every girl to know that each one of them is a goddess.

Now, that we have an Oscar, Let’s go change the world.”

Singer Sreerama Chandra meets with an accident while shooting for his single

Popular winner of Indian Idol Season 5, Sreerama Chandra had an unfortunate accident while shooting for his upcoming single ‘Without Your Love’. The actor had a bad fall and he fractured his hand. A Bollywood playback singer, Sreerama has sung songs for Khiladi 786, Subhanallah Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani, Zalima DJ Mix (Raees), Allah Duhai Hai (Race 3).

While the singer got injured, his new single ‘Without Your Love’ which he has composed, sang, produced and acted in, released recently and got rave reviews from industry veterans. Pritam Chakraborty, Abhijeet Sawant, actor Zain Imam and comedian Bharti Singh have complimented the singer on his work. He says, “It is a dream come true. I always desired as a kid to do something like this. Love is a timeless, ageless feeling. We all love someone, we have differences and then we make up and get back with each other. This song is a call out for the journey of love/Fights/breakups/patchups, it has my feelings and how I feel for my girl if I was in a relationship.” The song is shot in Los Angeles, US. The single revolves around a fight that happens between a guy and girl and how much he misses her when she is not around. And finally how love conquers all.”

Sreerama Chandra has sung songs in nine different languages and has to date more than 300 songs up his sleeve. He also acted in 3 Telegu films.

It is all about being creative and talented for Sreerama Chandra,Versatility is important and entertainment rules the masses today,” says the Rockstar Sreeram.

Miraj Cinemas hits a century

Miraj Cinemas, one of the fastest growing brands in movie screening space has touched the 100-screen milestone.

Since its inception the company has been taking giant strides lodging its entry among the top 5 players within the category in just 5 years. Miraj is now present in 14 states and 40 locations in the country operating 110 screens.

Commenting on reaching a 100-screen milestone, Mr. Madan Paliwal, Chairman of Miraj Group asserted, “It is a happy moment for the whole Miraj family today to become 100 screen multiplex players in the country. From here on we expect Miraj Cinema’s growth will be much faster where we will aim to touch the 200-screen milestone pan India by March 2020. This aggressive expansion will be fulled by an investment of Rs 200 crore by the company in a from internal accrual and mix of debt and equity.”

Miraj’s prima facie objective is customer satisfaction while coming up with a new cinema. In keeping with its mission, the multiplex chain ensures the best movie watching experience.

The MD of Miraj Entertainment, Amit Sharma, stated, “We are thankful to our valued customers, & partners for supporting and trusting is in our journey so far. India’s multiplex industry that is characterized by lower screen rate ratio and rising demand of movie consumption will give us opportunities for more growth in the coming days. We are committed to ensure the best movie watching experience at an affordable price.”

About Miraj Cinemas

Miraj Cinemas, a division of Miraj Group, is one of the leading brands in the movie-exhibition industry. Miraj Cinemas is taking great stride towards greater heights nationwide. State-of-the-art interiors and amenities provide best quality sound and video to the movie lovers.

Priyanka Negi in search of her secret Padosi post her Valentine day surprise

How would you react if you woke up to a gift every day at your doorstep that too during Valentines week? Surprised and excited right? That is what singer Priyanka Negi from Titri fame has been feeling for the past one week.

Singer Priyanka Negi was taken aback this valentine week when she began receiving presents from an unknown person referring to himself as her ‘Secret Padosi’.

The surprises began on the first day of the Valentines week when she woke up to a bouquet of roses outside her door and this did not stop here, the gifts continued coming in throughout the week. “It was kind of creepy at the start when the gifts started coming in but later when I began reading the notes that came along with the gifts, I understood that this person was sweet and was trying to tell me something.”

These gifts went on coming in for the entire week wherein she kept on receiving cute gifts like bags, chocolates, coffee mugs, teddies etc. Priyanka was all excited to meet her secret padosi on the Final day but however the person had some other plans.

“I received a note on Valentine’s day which had an address of a café where I was supposed to meet this secret padosi of mine But the padosi had some other ideas in mind, he did not show up but made sure to ask the waiter at the café to serve me with a cappuccino when I get there”

This whole hide and seek game just did not end here, the Titri singer received a final note at the café wherein the secret padosi spoke his heart out and confessed his unconditional love but at the same time he did not expect anything in return.

“I was touched by the person’s actions and his selfless nature towards me but yes, I wish I could have met the person and thanked him personally for all his gifts and kind words he had said for me,” explained Priyanka Negi.

Priyanka Negi was one of the finalists in Indian Idol 4 and she has recently recorded songs with singers like Kunal Ganjawala and Mohit Chouhan for movies like 72 hours Martyr who never died, Phamous, Khamiyaza etc.

Ishaan Khatter raps to Moeen aka Vijay Varma’s rap from Gully boy

Vijay Varma took to his social media yesterday as his on-screen avatar of Gully Boy – Moeen bhai. He rapped in true Moeen style, which is his signature from the film. His character is being called as one of the most memorable ones in the film, with social media pouring in with much love for his character. One such person who’s become a fan of the character is Ishaan Khatter who took to social media and posted his own rap video for Moeen aka Vijay Varma.

Slaying the Moeen style rap, his caption of the post said – In honour of one of my favourite films in a long time and Moeen bhai, one of Zoya Akthar’s best characters. Thank you @itsvijayvarma for making him a flesh and blood human being.

Sukhmani Sadana wows viewers on the red carpet at Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards

Model-actress-writer Sukhmani Sadana, who wowed audiences with her role in Manmarziyaan this year, impressed onlookers with her glamorous avataar. Recently, she was spotted at the Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2019 and the actress looked ravishing in a greyish white metallic gown. Amidst a bevy of Bollywood beauties, the actress stood out with her dress and style so much so that she got many compliments from Bollywood actresses like Tapsee Pannu, Surveen Chawla, Daisy Shah, Raveena Tandon, RJ Malishka and Ahana Kumbra. She said, “I love stepping out on the red carpet. Special thanks to my stylist and make-up artist for this stylish avataar. I am happy that so many people loved my appearance and this just makes me more confident on the red carpet.”

Sukhmani was also seen in web series Sacred Games and has worked as a writer on the on the scripts of Bollywood films like Creature, Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum and 1920 London. The actress who started off as a writer and model, working in TV shows like Khote Sikey, worked with Abhishek Bachchan in Kashyap’s Manmarziyan. She enacts the role of Lovely, a sweet, homely dentist, who Abhishek’s mother wants him to marry.

Vipul Roy debuts in a web-series ‘Booo…Sabki Phategi’ with ALTBalaji

Vipul Roy who is famously known to be Bhola Pandit in ‘FIR’ and as Senior Inspector Aditya Dev in ‘Partners trouble ho gayi double’ has bagged a comedy-horror web-series with ALTBalaji, Booo…Sabki Phategi.

He is all ready to scare the wits out of people as a Zombie in this comedy-horror web-series alongside with some big names like Mallika Sherawat, Tushaar Kapoor and Sanjay Mishra.

Vipul plans a trip to Tushaar’s resort along his wife and friends to celebrate his honeymoon. On their arrival they notice the place is completely empty and only existence is of a spooky looking blind caretaker played by Sanjay Mishra. Ignoring all the facts of paranormal activities and not being careful the members of group fall in trouble one after the other, when Haseena the ghost played by Mallika Sherawat haunts them for life.

The web-series will be directed by Farhad Samji who has written the Golmaal films and is the director of Houseful 4 and Entertainment.

In a conversation with Vipul he mentions,” What a great way to debut in a web-series where I am working alongside with some great actors and director like Farhad sir. This will be the first time I will doing a role that is not ordinary. When it comes taking up this role it has a sense of versatility and will show my audience a new version of me. I am quite excited of taking this avatar of Zombie and make my viewers laugh out of their guts.”

Sahil Salathia Joins The Star Cast Of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat As Shamsher Bahadur

Director Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus – Panipat has been constantly making headlines ever since its announcement. The film, which is mounted on a grand scale, has already secured a host of Bollywood actors for its large ensemble cast and now there is another addition to its stellar team – Indian supermodel-turned-actor – Sahil Salathia.

Sahil, who made his acting debut as the main lead in Ashutosh Gowariker’s telenovela Everest, has been roped in to play Shamsher Bahadur in the historical drama Panipat. Shamsher Bahadur was the son of Bajirao I and Mastani and a formidable warrior, who played an important part in the Third Battle of Panipat.

Speaking about the latest addition to Panipat, producer Sunita Gowariker said, “Sahil had left an impression on us ever since he did Everest with AGPPL. We had been wanting to work with him again and this role was a perfect fit for him. Sahil is a talented actor and we are certain that he will do complete justice to Shamsher Bahadur’s character.”

Panipat is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. The battle was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.

The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles, and is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World. The film is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.

Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall are in love with their mothers!

Mother’s Day is several months away, but actors Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall cannot stop chanting this new slogan- Jai Mummy Di! Their upcoming movie ‘Jai Mummy Di’ hails mothers and has Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon play their respective on-screen mothers.

Sunny and Sonnalli, the mismatched lovers of ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’ have reunited in ‘Jai Mummy Di’ as devoted love-birds.

Directed by debutant Navjot Gulati, Jai Mummy Di is a light- hearted family comedy. While countless movies exhibit mothers in tow, this one shows mummy’s in row. The dynamics between both mothers is the backdrop of the film. How Sunny and Sonnalli’s characters deal with their mommy- issues and the resulting aftermaths leads to a whirlwind of hysteria.

Luv Ranjan, says, “Jai Mummy Di is a witty and relatable family comedy. Films like our very own Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and even Badhaai Ho that released last year have proven that there is a big audience for stories which weave in family dynamics interestingly.”

Bhushan Kumar says, “Today’s audience want to see cinema which is entertaining, interesting and relatable. We have seen this change with the humungous response such films received last year. Jai Mummy Di is for yours, mine and every other family you see around you.”

Jai Mummy Di presented by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and produced by Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg will release on 12th July, 2019.