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India Film Project 2016 is all set to woo the film making fanatics – Asia’s largest filmmaking challenge, IFP 2016 has entered Mumbai and is definitely here to stay!

Mumbai:  Time to toil and rack your brains to brew a perfect film is here! Yes, we are talking about India Film Project which is back with a bang with scaled up challenges and opportunities. India Film Project, Asia’s largest film festival challenge, encourages people to make films and this year will be its sixth edition. IFP is one of the rare platforms, which is focused at content creation rather than content consumption. The grand film event has now moved to the film making capital of country, Mumbai and will be held on October 01 at Hall 6, NESCO Goregaon. The prestigious India Film Project is a filmmaking challenge with a twist where participants from across the globe create a film on a given theme but in a time-limit of 50 hours, starting from September 16, 8pm to September 18, 10pm. The teams will script, shoot, edit and upload the films, which post the submission will be viewed by an unparalleled jury. The winning films will be showcased at different festivals globally. The event will also witness some of the best content creators on one, huge, prominent platform, the schedule of which shall be announced shortly.     IFP 2016 Highlights: The upcoming IFP 2016 festival will see a confluence of India’s best filmmakers coming together under one roof. More than 5000 filmmakers from different cities will fly down to attend this gala The number of applicants in the sixth edition of IFP is expected to be higher than the combined number of the previous 5 editions 590+ teams, comprising of 10,500 filmmakers, have already registered for IFP 2016 and the number is estimated to multiply in another 10 days 1300 teams comprising of 25,000 participating filmmakers from across the globe will ferment films on one single theme in 50 hours. The eminent jury for IFP 2016 is comprised of all National Award Winners – Madhur Bhandarkar, Nagesh Kukunoor, Sriram Raghavan and Southern Super director Vetri Maaran A workshop on storytelling by the Terrible Tiny Tales team will also be organized for the selected teams.   Participation Categories: For a level-headed competition, IFP, this year has segregated participation into Professional Filmmaking, Amateur Filmmaking and Mobile Filmmaking category to ensure competition among similar caliber. Mobile Filmmaking will be introduced for the first time in India through IFP and give access to the masses to make films as well. Judging Criteria: Films at IFP 2016 will be judged on the parameters... read more

“Kaul Manacha” Music Launch By Akshay Kumar And Dimple Kapadia !

Marathi movie “Kaul Manacha” music was launched in the presence of bollywood star Akshay Kumar and senior actress Dimple Kapadia. The launching was held at Novotel Mumbai, a five star hotel near Juhu beach. In  a packed hall, AKshay Kumar had a hearty conversation with journalists. Akshay Kumar and Dimple Kapadia heartily greeted the team of “Kaul Manacha”. Producer Rajesh Patil, Vithal Rupanvar, Narshi Vasani, director Bhimrao Mude, Rajesh  Shringarpure and other artistes were present. After watching the trailer of “Kaul Manacha”, AKshay Kumar spoke to the journalists. He said watching the trailer of “Kaul Manacha” filled him with childhood memories. Starting the discussion in Hindi, he effortlessly switched over to Marathi. He narrated an event from his schooldays. He also confessed about his first love during his schooldays, in the presence of his mother-in-law. He said at first view itself the movie was captivating, he said that the movie will be immensely successful on release.     He also expressed his views on the highly successful run of present day Marathi movies. Compared to Bollywood movies Marathi movies are really big. Compared to Bollywood movies, the loss here is very little and the profits are more. Dimple Kapadia was confident that “Kaul Manacha” will definitely get the moviegoers approval. Akshay Kumar And Dimple Kapadia said that the songs and music of the film were very pleasant to listen to. The lyrics of the film are written by Manoj Yadav and the music is by Rohan-Rohan. A fun-filled song ‘Tik Tok’ is sung by Prajakta Shukre, Rohan Pradhan and Rohan Gokhale. ‘Manmanjiri’ a romantic song is sung by Armaan Malik and Shreya Ghoshal. ‘Kaul niyatishi’ has vocals by Adarsh Shinde.      A Red Berry Entertainment presentation and Shree Sadichchha Films production “Kaul Manacha” has actors Rajesh Shringarpure, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Milind Gunaji, Amruta Patki, Vijay Chavan,  Jaywant Wadkar, Vijay Gokhale, Varsha Dhandhle, Kamlesh Sawant, Shweta Pendse, Ashutosh Gaikwad, Girija Prabhu, Ninad Tambde, Ganesh Sonavane. The story is by Bhimrao Mude and Shweta Pendse. Photography is by Nitin Ghag and editing is by Santosh Yadav. Makeup by Nitin Bhavsar and art direction by Sanjeev Rane. Television channel ‘Fakta Marathi’ is the television partner of the movie. A Red Berry Entertainment presentation and Shree Sadichchha Films production “Kaul Manacha” will be released everywhere on the 21st of... read more

TOP INDUSTRY EXPERTS DISCUSS TRENDS AND USAGE OF AMERICA’S ORIGINAL SUPERFRUIT, US CRANBERRIES

With the aim to raise awareness and knowledge of US cranberries, the US Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) organized a seminar in Mumbai on the versatility, availability and utilization of America’s Original Superfruit™ among industrial ingredient users in India. Rich in Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, these tiny berries have been favorites among the healthy food lovers for some time now. Talking about the US cranberry industry and expansion plans in India, Ms. Alyson Segawa, Manager, International Marketing Accounts at Bryant Christie said, “The Indian market offers enormous potential for US cranberries and is being considered one of the most important export markets for the United States. This seminar is our initiative to raise positive awareness of US cranberries among trade.” Sharing the Indian perspective, Mr. Keith Sunderlal, India representative, US Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) stated, “The increase in demand of US cranberries among the Indian consumers is testimony to the super fruit’s growing popularity. Through our multi pronged awareness drive, we aim to take its unique flavor and health benefits across the nation.”     The seminar saw participation from over 80 established decision makers from the food and nutrition industry, key opinion makers from the ingredients industry, and culinary experts.  The highlight of the event was an insightful session on the health benefits of US cranberries byNaaznin Husein, President, IDA, Mumbai. The seminar agenda included discussions, presentations and a cooking demonstration of Indian and fusion recipes with US cranberry as the main ingredient.   During the live US cranberry recipe demonstration at the event, celebrated Chef Sabyasachi Gorai said, “US cranberries are an absolute delight to cook with. Their tangy-sweet taste and unique texture gives them the ability to be the star ingredient of any preparation, ranging from drinks, appetizers, main course to desserts. As an innovator who is always trying out new ingredients and techniques, US cranberries play a huge role in my experiments as a budding chef. US cranberries are a versatile fruit that add delicious flavor to a variety of foods, making them the ideal ingredient choice for the Indian consumer.” The US Cranberry Marketing Committee will be conducting seminars in Delhi & Bangalore, later this year in order to increase the awareness of cranberries across the country. About the Cranberry Marketing Committee The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) is focused on promoting the use and consumption of cranberries worldwide. The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product.... read more

MARATHI FILM  PREM SANKAT- Due on 14th October all over Maharashtra

Reha Film Productions’ PREM SANKAT (Marathi) which  has been passed by the Censors with UA certificate is all set for release on 14th October  all over Maharashtra.  The film which is a sensitive love story of a young couple whose life turns  miserable without each other’s support was shot in  a 30-day shooting stint held in Silvaasa locales, Gujarat, Film City,Goregaon and Madh Island, Mumbai. The entire post-production work was completed  at After Play. The film is being produced by Mrs. Diksha Surwade and is written and directed by Datta Mirkute(former assistant in Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Tele Films and Raajiv Ruia ).  Cast: Newfinds Raj Surwade,Monalisa Bagal,Rahul Bhise,Ankita Parmar,Damini Dolas,Rajendra Sisatkar,Yatin Karyekar,latika Gore,Rohini ,Satish Pulekar and Nishigandha Wad. Music : Vishal Wankhede. DoP: Ravi Bhatt. Action:Bunty.Sound: Aarif Sheikh.Editor: Sundar... read more

Narendra Jha’s thought provoking film “My Father Iqbal” releasing on 21st October 2016.

Narendra Jha’s thought provoking film “My Father Iqbal” is releasing on 21st October 2016 all over.Narendra Jha is a well-known actor, who played Dr. Meer Hilal in Vishal Bharadwaj’s  Haider. Also seen as Raj Bansal the main antagonist in the movie Ghayal, which is the sequel of Ghayal released in 1990. The journey continues with the films like Hamaari Adhuri Kahani, Mohenjodaro  upcoming Force 2, Raees, Kabil, and now “My Father Iqbal”. Film “My Father Iqbal” is based on a real life incident of an engineer from J&K’s PwD Department who fulfils multiple responsibilities in his life. He is a husband, father and above all – a sincere and honest citizen. The film captures the struggle of a father who’d go to any length to achieve the dreams of his child while maintaining his duty towards the country. Father depicts the patriotism of a common man who fights for his country. A father is not just protective towards his family but also towards the entire society that he lives in. Some terrorists use the Father to create havoc in the atmosphere that the family hails from. Father always sacrifice his dreams, he stands like a protective rock and saves everyone from the evil intentions. Produced under the banner of Yash Corporation, Produced by Paresh Mehta, directed by Suzad Iqbal Khan, Pranav Shah is executive producer, written by Abinash Singh Chib, Sagar Nath Jha & Suzad Iqbal Khan, music by Biswajit Bhattacharjee & Varun Agarwal, cinematography by Ananta Gille, lyrics by Abinash Singh Chib, Suzad Iqbal Khan & Krishna Bhardwaj, choreography by Kausar Shaikh & editing by Honey Sethi.      Songs are rendered by Aman Trikha, Shahid Mallya, Uvie, Asa Singh (son of Arvinder Singh), Divya Kumar, Anamika Choudhary and Debomalya. Actors of the film are Narendra Jha, Komal Thackar, Paresh Mehta, Raj Sharma, Amit Lekhwani, Sagar Nath Jha, Sudam Aftab Khan & Kumar Vaibhav. नरेंद्र झा की दिल और दिमाग को विचलित करने वाली फिल्म “माय फादर इक़बाल” नरेंद्र झा ने कई फिल्मे जैसे विशाल भरद्वाज की ‘हैदर’, ‘घायल रिटर्न्स’, ‘हमारी अधूरी कहानी’ और ‘मोहेनज़दारो’ जैसी फिल्म करने के बाद अब दिल व दिमाग को झकझोरने वाली फिल्म “माय फादर इक़बाल” में नायक की भूमिका में आ हैं।  यह फिल्म २१ अकटूबर २०१६ को सम्पूर्ण देश में प्रदर्शित हो रही है। नरेंद्र की अन्य आने वाली फिल्में ‘फाॅर्स २’, ‘रईस’ और ‘काबिल’ हैं। फिल्म “माय फादर इक़बाल” जम्मू कश्मीर के एक इंजीनियर के जीवन की सत्य घटना है, वह आपने  जीवन की हर जिम्मेदारी पूरी करता है, वह एक वफादार पति, ममतामयी पिता, और एक कर्तव्यनिष्ट नागरिक है,... read more

ctress Mrinmai Kolwalkar In Icici Prudential Life Insurance advertisement

Actress Mrinmai Kolwalkar has been in headlines with ICICI Prudential Insurance Advertisement which has been on Display on all hoardings all over India. Last on The Right Mrinmai Kolwalkar This Popular Hoarding is being Visible On Many Location, Stations & Print Advertisement. Mrinmail Kolwalkar (In Center) This Hoarding is Displayed on many prime Locations    ... read more

Prem Chopra Celeberated 81st Birthday , Sharing a Social message “Avoid Cold Drinks” !

The Team of LEHREN , along with Priyanka Raina  celebrated 81st Birthday of Legendary Actor and Most Veratile VILLAIN but a Good Man of all Times – “Prem naam Hai Mera” – Shri Prem Chopra On this Blessed Day , Prem Chopra didnt talk much about his past films as He believes in Today. He Further added, ” Life is to look Forward and with Blessings of all you Wonderful people – I am still working and feel totally Blessed” And PREM CHOPRA also Congratulated Priyanka Raina after Seeing Cold Drinks is Injuious to Health Short Film and added , “I still say to my kids that it is dangerous & Avoid in take of aerated drinks , Instead they are so many healthy Drinks like Lassi , Chaas . Fresh juices , take that which is healthier and Don’t spoil your Health”   Cold Drinks is Injurious to Health Features Abhishek Bajaj andNavjot Singh. The Film is produced by Tapish Joshi under Banner  Devil Mixing Pictures Well Thanks so much for your Good Wishes and We wish you a Very Happy Blessed Birthday to our Loved Prem Uncle... read more

Versha Sethi Rocks at Globoil Awards 2016 

GLOBOIL AWARDS 2016 was held at Hotel Grand Hyatt Goa ,on 22 & 23 September 2016. Pink-cities Designer Versha Sethi received Award at the event in the Designer Category by Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. Next day she also presented her bridal collection STYLE BRIDE at the event suitable for every bride who is stylish , who carries herself gracefully with Indian touch in herself.The collection is a very beautiful amalgamation of style as well as Rajasthani art and tradition.Her garments were very light and fabric used is Chiffon , Satin and Georgette.Delicate work of Kat-dana , swarowski , dabka, thread and pearl work is done on each garment.     Colours used are beautiful shade of pinks and sea green. Bollywood Celebrity Gauahar Khan walked the Ramp wearing Beautiful Ensemble by Versha Sethi.The show Choreography was done by Lokesh Sharma who is also based in Jaipur. The show was beautifully organised by Director of the event  Mr. Aseem... read more

Bhojpuri Portal Jogira Wins Media Khabar Media Award

On September 18, 2016 the city of Muzaffarpur illuminated as the Media Khabar Media Conclave was held for the very first time in the city. In this conclave, leading Bhojpuri portal Jogira.com was awarded with the Media Khabar Media Award for its outstanding contribution in the promotion of Bhojpuri language. The coveted award was given to the founder and editor of Jogira.com, Chandan Kumar Singh. He received the award from the hands of respected dignitaries in the field of journalism like Manikant Thakur (former BBC Hindi reporter and leading journalist), Shailesh Kumar (former CEO of News Nation), Rana Yashwant (Managing Editor, India News), Anuranjan Jha(leading journalist and former editor-in-chief, Shagun TV). Guests from the field of journalism included names like Ashit Kunal (National Editor, ETV), Kavi Kumar ( MD, Wellbeing Healthcare), Prabhakar (Head, CMS Media Lab), C.P. Singh (Professor, IP University). The event was also graced by many other well-known personalities from the field of media and journalism.     On receiving the media award for Jogira.com’s contribution to the support and promotion of Bhojpuri language and culture, founder and editor Chandan Kumar Singh said, “ Jogira.com is dedicated to promotion and development of Bhojpuri and will continue to endeavor for its growth.” It is noteworthy, that Jogira.com is one of the leading website and web portal in Bhojpuri. Jogira caters to the fans and followers of Bhojpuri film industry as well as is a one-stop destination for Bhojpuri literature, books and dictionary. Jogira.com was launched in India International Centre, New Delhi. In this media conclave, leading TV journalist Rahul Dev launched the Bhojpuri portal Jogira.com with a click. The team of Appan Samachar was also awarded in the media conclave. Santosh Sarang and the entire team of Appan Samachar received the award. Media Khabar Media Award is an annual event that is organized under the aegis of leading media portal Media Khabar and is given for outstanding contributions in the field of language and literature. जोगीरा डॉट कॉम को मीडिया खबर मीडिया अवार्ड दिया गया १८ सितम्बर, मुज़फ्फर पुर में मीडिया खबर द्वारा आयोजित मीडिया कॉन्क्लेव में जोगीरा डॉट कॉम को मीडिया खबर मीडिया अवार्ड दिया गया, ये अवार्ड जोगीरा डॉट कॉम को भोजपुरी भाषा के प्रचार – प्रसार में योगदान देने के लिए दिया गया। यह पुरस्कार मीडिया जगत के दिग्गज पत्रकारों द्वारा जोगीरा डॉट कॉम के संस्थापक और संपादक चन्दन कुमार सिंह को दिया गया, पुरस्कार बीबीसी हिंदी के पूर्व पत्रकार और वरिष्ठ पत्रकार मणिकांत ठाकुर, न्यूज़ नेशन के... read more

Alok Shrivastava  Bollywood Producer

Alok Shrivastava has been entrusted to be Judge Of Aashan Short Film Festival for the  fourth Consecutive year. This Festival will be held in December 2016. But This This Shri Alok Shrivastava will be busy with the shooting of his new ventures out of Mumbai, which will make him impossible to honour this commitment.  Alok Shrivastava is at present busy with pre production activities  of his to be announced 2 films and one music album.    ... read more

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