Lake City International Film Festival 2019

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saregama enters into a strategic partnership and launches Carvaan Gold launched with Harman Kardon speakers

Saregama, India’s oldest music label and youngest movie studio, has entered into a strategic partnership with world’s leading audio brand Harman Kardon, by Harman, for launching the next generation of Carvaan range of products. The first product from this partnership, Carvaan Gold, was launched today in time for the festival season.

Carvaan Gold is the top-of-the-line variant of Carvaan designed using iconic Harman Kardon sound technology and speakers. It comes in a hi-end metallic body, and is available in exclusive Champagne Gold and Rose Gold colours. The product also comes with a companion app that allows users to create their own playlist or select their favourite song on Carvaan.

Carvaan Gold comes with all the great features that Carvaan is known for: pre-loaded with 5000 evergreen Hindi songs without any interruption of ads, categorized into 130+ stations featuring the best of Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Rajesh Khanna and other legends of Bollywood; the entire collection of Ameen Sayani’s Geetmala; FM/AM radio and the option to listen to one’s personal collection of songs via Bluetooth or by plugging in a pen drive in the USB port. Carvaan Gold works on a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 hours.

Vikram Mehra, Managing Director of Saregama India says, "Carvaan is positioned as the perfect gifting product, and Carvaan Gold takes it further as the perfect gift for self. Our partnership with Harman Kardon allows us to deliver exceptional sound quality to the retro music lovers.”

“Carvaan has gained immense popularity with masses across India. We are excited to launch Carvaan audio system with the iconic Harman Kardon sound. Combining premium audio quality of Harman Kardon’s premier sound elements, Carvaan Gold will gain exceptional advantage and a distinct identity.” said Sumit Chauhan, Vice President – Lifestyle Audio, Harman India.

Friday, November 30, 2018

के. आसिफ की याद में हुआ चंबल इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल, फिल्मी हस्तियां, पूर्व बागी सरदार हुए शामिल, वक्ताओं ने कहा ‘चंबल वैली में खुले महान फिल्मकार के नाम पर फिल्म स्कूल’

मुगल-ए-आज़म’ जैसी फिल्म बनाने वाले निर्देशक और प्रसिद्ध फिल्मकार के. आसिफ के नाम पर अंतरराष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव हुआ. फिल्म महोत्सव में दिग्गज फिल्मी हस्तियांसाहित्यकार,फोटोग्राफर्स के साथ पान सिंह तोमर के सगे भतीजे बागी सरदारबिग बॉस फेम पूर्व दस्यु सुंदरी भी शामिल हुई हैं. इटावा में आयोजित इस तीन दिवसीय अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव में भारत सहित नौ देशों की चुनिंदा 19 फ़िल्में प्रदर्शित की गईं. बता दें कि इटावा के. आसिफ का जन्मस्थान भी है. के. आसिफजिनकी  लगन और जुनून की बदौलत मुगल-ए-आज़म’ जैसा शाहकार हिंदी सिनेमा में संभव हुआ. अपने ही जन्मस्थान में भुला दिये गए. यह फिल्म फेस्टिवल के. आसिफ को याद करने की सार्थक कोशिश थी.

उद्घाटन समारोह सत्र में के. आसिफ की मुगल-ए-आजम के सफरनामे पर वक्ताओं ने चर्चा की. इसी दौरान युवा फिल्म निर्देशक धर्मेंद्र उपाध्याय की डॉक्युमेंट्री फिल्म चंबल इन बॉलीवुड का प्रदर्शन हुआ. इस डॉक्युमेंट्री फिल्म में  हिंदी सिनेमा और तीन राज्यों में स्थित चंबल घाटी के फिल्म लैण्ड को दर्शाती तस्वीर उभर कर सामने आती है. फिल्म फेस्टिवल में दुनिया की 150 भाषाओं में गजल गाने वाले डॉ. गजल श्रीनिवास ने चंबल गीत गाकर सुनाया. इस ऐतिहासिक गीत को पचनद घाटी के सरोकारी वयोवृद्ध कवि विजय सिंह पाल ने लिखा है. इस दौरान चंबल गीत के रचियता को सम्मानित किया गया. दुनिया भर में होने वाले फिल्म फेस्टिवलों की श्रृंखला में के. आसिफ चंबल इन्टनेशल फिल्म फेस्टिवल इस बात के लिए भी याद किया जाएगा कि इस उत्सव का भी अपना गीत है. इस दौरान वक्ताओं ने कहा कि चंबल गीत ओज का संगम है. उसके कथ्य में चंबल की भावभूमि है तो इतिहास और संस्कृति की झलक भी. गीत में वाद्ययंत्रों के अपूर्व संयोजन से से, चंबल की धारा का कलकल निनाद और उसके कूल-कछारों में पंछियों की चहचहाहट का जो प्रभाव उतपन्न किया गया है वह गीत को और भी जीवन्त बनाता है.

Debonair & Actor par excellence Madhavan is obsessed with this indie band and we know why!

Indian alt-rock band The Yellow Diary, an exclusive Sony Music artist, have been in the news for their new EP IZAFA with the songs performing well across audio and video platforms in addition to celebs from the music industry showing their love. Celebs like Armaan Malik, Shilpa Rao, Sartek have been listening to the songs on loop and now another celeb has been added to their fan list who is none other than the multi-talented Madhavan. Says the actor, “ watch this guys, this is a super cool number”.

‘Izafa’ (‘advancement’ in Urdu), is exactly what the EP represents for the band in terms of taking the next steps in their musical journey. The 3 songs in the EP include the mellifluous rendition of the legendary Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan saab’s ‘Tera Jeya Hor Disda’,  Dheere Se and Buniyaad that elaborates on the fact that moments and things do not last forever. The band is known for their poetic lyrics poetic lyrics and definitely have an influence of electronic music.

If you haven’t heard them yet, listen here:


The Gorgeous Sultry Urvashi Rautela performs flamenco for the 1st time on The Dance Project

The Dance Project, India’s first digital dance show , will feature the Bollywood Celebrity Urvashi Rautela who will be seen performing Flamenco dance for the first time on your screens. Urvashi who is known for her dance moves, has never performed this style before.

Says Urvashi, “This is the first time my audience will see me dance in this style. Flamenco is a very tough form and one needs to understand it well. I studied about it and practiced for long before actually getting to doing it. Hope you all like it.”

The show gives a common platform to the best of dancers from three worlds i.e. Bollywood, TV & YouTube to try new dance forms and collaborate. A simple format of 12 episodes releasing weekly, one every Friday, features 4 performances: 1 by a Bollywood Dance Celeb, 1 by a TV Dance Star, 1 by an YouTube Dance icon & 1 collaboration between TV & YouTube stars. The episodes are aired only on Sony Music India’s YouTube channel.

Shilpa Shetty shoots promo of Super Dancer Chapter 3

Shilpa Shetty recently shot the promo of the upcoming dance reality show - Super Dancer Chapter 3. The show will once again bring together the fab trio - Shilpa Shetty, Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu as judges. The show to be aired on Sony Entertainment Television recently completed the auditions across 11 cities and is set to go on floors soon.  

Fall/Winter Collection 2018 by La Martina

With the start of winters, luxury brand ‘La Martina’ unveiled its striking Fall/Winter collection 2018. Keeping in mind the current vogue, every piece of the collection speaks luxury. For Autumn Winter 2018, the assortment by La Martina, is a fresh approach yet synchronized to the band’s core and shows the spontaneous charm of the polo players. An ensemble of lines designed to blur the line between business and leisure, classic and sporty, passing through different generations with ease and minimal effort. Enriched over the years with increasingly representative lines of the world of the Argentina house, keeps its range of garments broad, but declines it in precise lines. The driving force of each collection is the spirit of the globetrotter, typical of polo champions who manage to maintain their style while keeping in mind and carrying with them memories from every land they have visited.

Chitrangda Singh hosting the Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Choice Awards, 2018

Chitrangda Singh was seen hosting the very prestigious Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Choice Awards, 2018, at the Lodhi Hotel in Delhi. The actress looked stunning in a blue Reema Acra gown and jewellery by Khanna Jewellers.

The actress loves to travel and says Bali is her all time favourite destination. Goa was voted among the favourite destination at the awards and the actress who has just returned from IFFI that took place in Goa said the city had a great vibe. “Bali is my favourite getaway. The sun and sand, the beaches, people, food and hotels are fabulous.” 

Also present at the event were luminaries in the field of hospitality, art and culture such as Astad Debu, Ritu Dalmia, Vir Sanghvi, the GMs and Marketing Directors of several hotels including Mahema Bhutia, Marketing Director of the Four Seasons Bengaluru which is scheduled to open in January 2019.