~ She also answers some poignant questions ~ Tennis star Sania Mirza has done her first pregnancy shoot for the Sunday magazine of the Hindustan Times, Brunch. Her cover and pictures will be out in the issue dated Aug 12, 2018. The photographs were shot by ace photographer Rohan Shrestha at The Park Hyderabad earlier this week. The first look picture of the cover is out and the mom-to-be looks adorable. In the picture, Sania is looking into a mirror, with the reflection serving as the main image. She is wearing a lace top from Zara, and looks heavily pregnant. However, in the interview inside, she says this is a recent occurrence. “Because I am an athlete and have more muscle tone, my bump was hardly showing until a couple of weeks ago”, says Sania. Currently, Sania Mirza is 28 weeks into her pregnancy, and is due in October. She is married to former Pakistani cricket captain Shoaib Mallik, and as two people representing rival nations in their own sport, the relationship has been filled with controversy. The couple lives in Dubai, but visits India and Pakistan often. In the story, Sania Mirza admits that she plans to deliver her baby in Hyderabad. The interview asks poignant questions: Is this going to be a Love Child of India and Pakistan? Would the baby be Indian or Pakistani? This issue of Brunch will be out with the Sunday Hindustan Times dated August 12, 2018. #SuperMomToBe #HT Brunch... read more

Preview of Film LITTLE BOY 1st Hindi Film shot in Arunachal Pradesh

Preview of first Hindi film shot entirely in ‘The land of rising Sun Arunachal Pradesh, LITTLE BOY, took place recently in ‘The View’. Film has been made under the banner of Abu Tani Films, produced by Yumlam Achung, co-produced by Rebecca Changkija Sema & Meena Yumlam, and written directed by Shiraz Henry. Film is based on real life story of Yumlam Achung, how he faced lots of problems in his life and how he became victim of corrupted politics and politicians.        Yajuvendra Pratap Singh has portrayed the character of Yumlam Achung, other actors are Rashmi Mishra, Chuzho Zhokhoi, Rose Longchar along with Ehsaan Khan and Shishir Sharma in pivotal character. Beautiful scenes are captured by cinematographer Ninad Tambe, soulful lyrics by Mahmood Arafat and melodious music is by Abuzar. Songs are rendered by Sonu Nigam, Ash King, Dev Negi and Romi Mukherjee, KD MD DESI ROCK. Film will be released soon.... read more

Padma Vibhushan Veteran Classical dancer and Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Sonal Mansingh name gets listed in World Book of Records

Padma Vibhushan Padma Bhushan Veteran Classical dancer and Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Sonal Mansingh name got listed in World Book Record this Tuesday, 31st July, it was indeed a remarkable day in the history of dance as Dr. Sonal Mansingh has set a world record for being the Iconic cultural personality of India and as one of the renowned classical dancer by the World Book of records (UK). The notable event which took place at Taste of Punjab, Mumbai was organised by none other than Ballroom dancing king of India Mr.Sandip Soparrkar, who Dr Mansingh calls her Dancing son. This wonderful evening was hosted by renowned film and television actress Prachee Shah along with Sandip Soparrkar which added to the charm of this special occasion. One saw the loving bond Dr Mansingh shared with Sandip Soparrkar and everyone realise that all dancers have a Common heart that joins them forever.        The evening was celebrated in an even more enthusiastic style with Bharatnatyam and Odissi dance performances by the students of Dr Uma Rele’s Nalanda Nritya Kala Maha Vidhyala. These performances added on to the zest, zeal and enthusiasm in the mesmerising evening. Adding up to the guest list the evening witnessed some more big names including Dr. Diwakar Sukul, Chairman- World Book of records and Mr. Santosh Sharma, President- World Book of records who presented the honour to Dr Mansingh in the presence of actress Sharbani Mukherji and many more. While receiving the honour Dr Mansingh said, “I want to thank World Book of Records for presenting me this honour, I feel humbled that through me the Indian cultural and traditions are getting its due recognition” Overwhelmed Chairman of World Book of Records, Dr Sukul said, “Dr Sonal Mansingh is not just a dance guru but is an iconic cultural personality of India and an epitome of Indian heritage and cultural, we at World Book of Records are delighted to list her name as a part of our Records.” The evening was really one of the biggest days in the dance history. A day that the world would cherish as this day witnesses such passion and unshakable dedication towards this beautiful art form as this day witnesses the best of experts and experiences the evening proved to be a memorable on for the world. Pigeon Media (Abhishek... read more

India’s first chain of Fitness Café FitZup Café launches in Mumbai

FitZup is all set to launch FitZup Café – India’s first chain of Fitness Café which is designed to focus on easy buying of lifestyle nutrition products and experiencing more than 50+ healthy recipes made with all natural and organic products by FitZup. The aim is to create awareness of how nutrition is important in everyone’s lifestyle and buying products is not a task. The first FitZup Cafe is primed up to launched in Andheri at the renowned MultiFit Gym which has a Pan India presence. The Global Fitness movement has slowly but successfully proliferated our nation and has revolutionized the way we look at Wellness and Fitness as a part of our cohesive development! And, at FitZup they pledge to accelerate and felicitate this Fitness drive with a newer international perspective of Holistic living!   FitZup has more than 100+ products and more 50+ in making which are specially designed and curated by experts with decades of experience. FitZup Café will be a retail and service model both where FitZup products will be sold and recipes made of can be experienced by health aficionados. It will be a community place for everyone who believes in Fitness. Mr. Neeraj Mishra, Co- Founder FitZup shares, “In the coming 3 years we are targeting Indian geographical landscape. These Café will be made accessible to the masses via Gyms, Clubs, Society Clubs, Corporate Park, Malls, Cinema-Multiplex, Hospitals and Hotspot Standalone Café’s. We have a target of 200+ Café’s. These will be through Company owned and Franchise model. I belive in a cohesive healthy lifestyle module for a holistic healthy living and natural wellness. These one of kind Café’s will certainly help us in achieving our set goals.” Samir Kapoor (PhD), Co-Founder & MD, MultiFit said, “Fitness industry is one of the fastest growing and most attractive sectors of the world, accounting for over 22% of the entire Wellness business pie. An absolute necessity of the hour both from a mental and physical stability point-of-view is the imperative need to remain fit. Fitness thus in the Indian scenario is no more a luxury or a choice, but needs to be bracketed as a basic essential of day to day life – an essential commodity such as food, education, health, etc. We are proud to be associated with FitZup Café and believe together, we will be able help our members live a healthy lifestyle.” TV celebs like Sreejita Dey, Pooja Gor and Raj Singh Arora, Srishty Rode, Pryanca... read more

Sandeep Marwah Honored With Delhiites Icon of The Year Award

A grand function was held at Pullman Hotel New Delhi by the renowned magazine Delhiites to present “Delhiites Icon of The Year Award” to some of the prominent personalities of Delhi who all have done extremely well in their field. Delhiites Icon of The Year Award honored renowned film and media personality Sandeep Marwah for his untiring efforts and extra ordinary contribution in the field of cinema and media. Sandeep Marwah is six times World Record holder, founder and promoter of Noida Film City, Marwah Studios, Asian Academy of Film And Television and chairperson of more than hundred social, cultural, film and TV organizations. He is teacher to more than 13000 media professionals hailing from 120 countries of the World. H.E. Manuel Mbela Bama Ndong, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to India and the editor in Chief of Delhiites Deepak Sondhi presented the award “I am much obelized to the organization for honoring me as Icon of the Year. It gives me new energy to work hard towards better India,’ said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah... read more

Nominations invited for 1st Indywood Academy Awards

Indywood Academy Awards will cover all the regional industries of Indian cinema The event will be held on December 1st at Hitex, Hyderabad Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose is the Executive Jury Panel Chairman IAA is an integral part of Indywood Film Carnival(IFC) 2018 Hyderabad (28-07-2018):Ushering in a new era for Indian cinema awards, the prestigious Project Indywood, a 10 billion USD initiative that aims to elevate Indian cinema to an international level,is initiating Indywood Academy Awards (IAA) at HITEX, Hyderabad on December 1st. The Indywood Academy Awards, an integral part of Indywood Film Carnival 2018, is the first of its kind to move away from the traditional selection processes. Instead, it will rely on a multi-stage selection process that involves 1000+ members of the World Film Society and a 10 member Executive Jury Panel chaired by renowned Bengali filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose. The initial entries will be open to all and the contention list will be prepared internally.Following this, the short list nominations will be prepared based on recommendations given by members of the World Film Society. The Executive Jury Panel will take the final decision and declare the winners on December 1st.   Indywood Academy Awards aims to promote excellence in different categories of filmmaking, raise global attention for films that are not inherently commercial, and encourage production of quality films on a global stage. JURY COMMITTEE The 10 member Executive Jury Panel will be headed by renowned Bengali filmmaker, music director and cinematographer Goutam Ghose. The other members are:Ashish Kulkarni (pioneering animator), B Lenin (National Award winning film director, editor and screenwriter), Madhu Ambat (National Awarding winning cinematographer), Rangan Baradwaj (National Award winning film critic and writer), Ravi Varman Leading cinematographer), Shajith Koyeri (Leading sound designer), Viveck Vaswani (Leading actor, writer and producer), Vivek Agnihotri (Leading director, producer and screenwriter) and Mayur Puri (screenwriter, lyricist, actor and film-maker). The World Film Society, a forum designed and developed for uniting film sectors across the world for the betterment of the global movie industry, will play a crucial role in preparing the nomination short list. Initiated as part of Project Indywood, World Film Society aims to support the movie industry by creating a close-knit relationship between motion picture associations and their related departments. The Indywood Academy Awards will recognize excellence in international and Indian regional cinema as part of Project Indywood’s mission to unify global cinema cultures under one roof. Awards will be presented in 26... read more

The Indian Filmmaker’s Guide To Oscars

Indian films have been a regular affair in major international festivals. And now, achieving the Oscar dream seems plausible too. Lobbying, promotions, and what not! The race to the Oscars is a mad rush. Indian cinema, despite its rich storytelling tradition, has not been able to decode the Oscar secret. Until now that is! The All Lights Film Services, which broke into this niche scene 2 years ago, is leading the Indian charge, helping filmmakers attain international recognition at the Oscars. In a freewheeling chat with Indulge Magazine, Nisha Joseph, Manager of the All Lights Film Services, explains the Oscar process, the hurdles faced by filmmakers and how the organization she represents has made the dream possible for over 10 films from the sub continent in less than 2 years.   First of all, can you explain what all categories are open to foreign filmmakers and the process for a film to be selected into the Oscar contention race? Under the foreign film category of Oscar, “Best Foreign Language Film” is the only category for the foreign filmmakers.  The entry to this category is just one per country and is recommended by the film federation/film apex body of the country. But under the mainstream category of Oscar, any filmmaker can send their entries. There are around 26 category competitions under this including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and so on. For the contention, the movie should primarily go through a series of qualification criteria including Los Angeles Screening for 7 consecutive days and if it is not in English language, it should have English subtitles. How difficult is it for an Indian movie to compete with other foreign films? The key is to get noticed. According to a recent report, an Oscar campaign is said to cost approx $3 million to $10 million which includes mass PR campaign and publicity generation through adverts, holding lobbying parties at LA, New York and the film’s parent country, sending out screeners to Oscar jury members, special review reports / critic reviews in famous film journals and publications etc. While Hollywood movies are funded by big studios who undertake the above mentioned tasks for their respective movies publicity campaign for them, for an Indian movie to cough up such a large amount is extremely difficult. Since the start of operations, how has your organization helped Indian films gain international recognition? We have helped 12 Indian Films so far which have... read more

Pixie World Creations Brings you Glitterati 18 – Gala 1 at Bangalore

Bangalore will soon witness a fashion revolution with Gala 1 of Glitterati 18. It’ll be a Designer Collective Week bought to you by Pixie World Creations.The fashion symposium is going to be a two -day affair of luxurious brands and labels across country on 6th and 7th September 2018. Ace Choreographer Ramesh Dembla will direct the show whereas Designers like Sadan Pandey, Mr Aslam Khan, Mr Naveen, Miss Tanya many more shall showcase their collection at the do. The luxe affair will be followed by a star-studded after-party where Sandalwood, Bollywood stars will be seen grooving on cities favorite DJ’s beats. Search for perfect Venue ended at XU which is a favorite place for fashion gathering and we are all set for it, Said the Authority.    I am excited to be part of Glitterati 18, Looking forward to present an amazing show with Pixie World Creations, Said ace show director Ramesh Dembla. We target to create glamourous Seasons every quarter to connect whose who from fashion and lifestyle industry and to give a platform to designers, Fashion Institute,models, fashionistas and many more said Mr. Raghu Managing Director of Pixie World Creations. Gala Two of glitterati is slated for November in... read more

Sadhana Sargam Sings Song For Rehnuma The Guide

साधना शरगम की आवाज़ फ़िल्म ‘रहनुमा – द गाईड’में। मुम्बई के गोरेगांव में स्थित कृष्णा स्टूडियो में एक गीत की रिकॉर्डिंग के साथ पिछले दिनों फ़िल्म ‘रहनुमा – द गाईड’ का सॉन्ग साधना शरगम के आवाज़ में रिकॉर्ड किया गया। यह पूरी तरह एक रोमांटिक फ़िल्म है जिसमे   इश्क़ और प्यार के मासूम जज़्बात को दर्शाया जाएगा।   आइरिस फ़िल्म क्रिएशन द्वारा प्रोड्युस की जा रही इस हिंदी फीचर फिल्म के संगीतकार नौशाद अली राहत है। पिछले दिनों नौशाद अली राहत के संगीतबद्ध किये हुए गाने को मशहूर सिंगर साधना शरगम ने गाकर इसे यादगार बना दिया। इस गीत को लिखा है मासूम सदरपुरी ने जबकि इसके अरेंजर सैमुएल पॉल है।  उन्होंने फिल्म के निर्माता और संगीतकार को इस आईडिया के लिए बधाई दी और इस खूबसूरत रोमांटिक नम्बर की कामयाबी के लिए शुभकामनाएं भी दीं। ——-Akhlesh Singh... read more

Amrish Singh – Exclusive Interview

इंटरव्यू/ अमरीश सिंह अपनी भाषा और अपनी मिटटी सर्वोपरि है: अमरीश सिंह २०१८ मेरे लिए लक्की साल साबित हुआ है:अमरीश सिंह राउडी रानी, हमसे बढ़कर कौन, कंगना के इंतकाम, टकराव और विजयपथ जैसी हिट फिल्में कर चुके अभिनेता अमरीश सिंह इन दिनों भोजपुरी के व्यस्त कलाकारों में से एक है. उनकी जल्द ही ४-५ फिल्मे रिलीज़ होने वाली हैं. कई फिल्मो की शूटिंग उन्होंने हाल ही में कम्प्लीट की है वहीँ वह कुछ और फिल्मो की शूटिंग करने जा रहे हैं. अमरीश सिंह की आने वाली फिल्मो में हर हर महादेव, राधे रंगीला, तुमरे प्‍यार की कसम, युद्धशंख, अग्नि कुंड, जय जय और महाबली जैसी फिल्मे शामिल हैं.  वह जल्द ही फिल्म दिल लागल लंदन वाली से करने जा रहे हैं, जिसमें उनके साथ स्वीटी छाबड़ा हैं. अमरीश सिंह से उनके आने वाले प्रोजेक्टस को लेकर एक लम्बी बातचीत के अंश यहाँ प्रस्तुत किये जा रहे हैं…   -अमरीश सिंह जी, आप का शेडियुल इन दिनों काफी बिजी चल रहा है? *जी हाँ, सब दर्शको की मोहब्बत है. अपनी भाषा और अपनी मिटटी के लिए लगा हुआ हूँ. चाहता हूँ कि दर्शको का प्यार और आशीर्वाद यूँ ही बना रहे. मेरी जल्द ही ४-५ फिल्मे रिलीज़ होने वाली हैं. कई फिल्मो की शूटिंग हाल ही में पूरी की है वहीँ कुछ और फिल्मो की शूटिंग करने जा रहा हूँ.२०१८ मेरे लिए एक बेहद लक्की साल साबित हुआ है जहाँ मैंने इतनी सारी फिल्मे की हैं. -आप अपनी कुछ अपकमिंग फिल्मो के सन्दर्भ में हमारे पाठको को बताये? * जी बिलकुल, मेरी एक आने वाली फिल्म का नाम है ‘राधे रंगीला; जिस में मेरे अलावा राकेश मिश्रा और संगीता तिवारी के साथ इनु श्री  भी हैं. मेरी एक और फिल्म उल्लेखनीय है ‘युद्ध शंख’ जिस में मैं सोलो हीरो हूँ जबकि फिल्म ‘अग्निकुंड’ में सुशिल सिंह, अनारा गुप्ता के साथ हूँ. -अपने कैरियर ग्राफ को आप किस दृष्टि से देखते हैं? *मैं खुद को बेहद भाग्यशाली मानता हूँ कि मुझे अपने कैरियर में बेहतरीन फिल्मे करने का मौका मिल रहा है. हाल ही में मैंने रवि किशन के साथ एक फिल्म की शूटिंग रांची में की है, जिसको सब्सिडी मिली है. फिल्म का नाम ‘हर हर महादेव’ है. इस फिल्म में गुंजन पन्त, संगीता तिवारी और पायस पंडित इत्यादि भी हैं. यह अपने आप में एक बड़े स्तर का सिनेमा है. -इसके अलावा भी आपने कुछ और फिल्मो की शूटिंग की है क्या? * जी हाँ, यह सब मुझे मेरे फैन्स की दुआओं का नतीजा लगता है कि हाल ही... read more

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