Monday, September 28, 2015

Hairstyle Trends- Actresses who sport the fringe look with élan

People try to adopt their favourite stars’ styles in their daily day to day life. Hairstyle makes an important part of it. There are many Bollywood hairstyles that have inspired youngsters, the recent one being the ‘fringe’ or ‘big bang look’ which has been sported by many B-town actresses, hence popularising the look!

Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha completely rocks the fringe look. The new fringe hairdo of Shraddha made her look chirpy and bubbly.

Ridhima Sud
The fresh face of 2015 who starred opposite a huge star cast in Zoya Akhtars Dil Dhadkne Do has definitely caught many eyeballs with her performance. The broad fringe look in the movie showed the fashion world her cute girlie side.

Anushka Sharma
The B-Town beauty who was spotted with the fringe cut proved to all that front bangs are a very bold statement. The look added a lot more edginess to her otherwise plain Jane look.

Jacqueline Fernandez
She wore her banged look with panache in Race 2 and even flaunted her big bang windswept fringes in an action sequence, in the same movie.

The Road Warrior Returns With “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Gear up for the high octane road war as the post-apocalyptic movie arrives on home video from Sony DADC
Get ready for a wild drive as the fourth film from the favorite Mad Max franchise, “Mad Max: Fury Road” arrives onto 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD from ‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’, India’s leading home entertainment content provider. This post-apocalyptic action film set in a future desert wasteland is directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker George Miller (“Happy Feet”), the originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise.

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior follows Max Rockatansky, who joins forces with Imperator Furiosa to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe and his army in an armoured tanker truck, which leads to a lengthy high octane road war.

Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role along with Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) as the Imperator, Furiosa. The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) as Immortan Joe; Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) as Rictus Erectus; Josh Helman (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Slit; collectively known as The Wives, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) is Splendid, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) is Capable, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) plays Toast, Abbey Lee is The Dag, and Courtney Eaton is Fragile.

Miller directed “Mad Max: Fury Road” from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller also produced the film with longtime producing partner and Oscar nominee Doug Mitchell alongside executive producers P.J. Voeten, Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman.

The Blu-ray of this epic movie contains the following special features:
  • Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road
  • Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels
  • The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa
  • The Tools of the Wasteland
  • The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome
  • Fury Road: Crash & Smash
  • Deleted Scenes (Also available on DVD)

  • Blu-ray 3D Steel Book – Rs.1999/- (2-Disc set - Includes 3D & 2D Version)
  • Blu-ray 3D – Rs.1499/- (2-Disc set - Includes 3D & 2D Version)
  • Blu-ray – Rs.1299/-
  • DVD – Rs.599/-
  • Hindi DVD & VCD - Rs.125/-
  • Tamil DVD – Rs.99/-
  • Telugu DVD – Rs.169/-
  • Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray includes English Audio in Dolby ATMOS
  • Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD includes 5.1 Hindi Language option

Sony DADC is also releasing a special Mad Max Anthology Box Set in Blu-ray & DVD which includes previous 3 films i.e. “Mad Max” (1979), “The Road Warrior” (1981), “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” (1985) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” along with bonus disc “Madness of Max”. While the Blu-ray is priced at Rs.3999/-, the DVD is priced at Rs.1499/-

1st Chinese version of Big Brother shot in India

Indian crew of 400 members of Bigg Boss worked on the production
Big Brother, the famous international reality television franchise has a huge fan following across the globe. Till date the show has been produced in almost 48 countries. Now, Chinese viewers too, will get to enjoy this show as the first ever Chinese version of Big Brother titled as “Housemates, Let’s Stay Together” has been recently shot at a former industrial factory on the outskirts of Mumbai.

The reason for the Chinese version to be shot in India was to make use of the available resources, infrastructure  and expertise from Endemol Shine India which has produced 8 seasons of Hindi version of Big Brother i.e. Bigg Boss along with 2 seasons of Kannada & 1 season of Bangla version.

The India team not only shared their knowledge of producing this mammoth & high intense show but a crew of 400 members was working around the clock on the production of the Chinese version of Big Brother. The Chinese team brought in their creative directors, story editors, and remote camera operators, whereas the rest was executed by the Indian crew. The set and décor was designed as per the taste of the Chinese viewers and the entire cast had been flown to India for the shoot.

For the first time in the Big Brother franchise’s history the Chinese version will be beamed exclusively on digital platform - Youku Tudou to garner maximum eyeballs. Its video services receive over 580 million unique visitors every month, an audience that is bigger than some Chinese broadcasters.

Endemol Shine India is currently gearing up for 9th season of Bigg Boss which will be aired soon on COLORS.

‘Avengers - Age Of Ultron’ now available on Home Video from Sony Dadc

Marvel’s Epic Super-Heroes Unleash A Battle Against Mass Extinction
‘Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC’, India’s leading home entertainment content provider in India, releases the action packed super-hero adventure film ‘AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’ on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD. The third-highest-grossing film of 2015, features an ensemble cast and is written and directed by Joss Whedon. Proclaimed as “Epic in every sense of the word”, Marvel Studios global phenomenon ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ brings together the Avengers once again to defeat Ultron, a mechanical artificial intelligence bent on human extinction.

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, the epic follow-up to The Avengers, stars Robert Downey Jr. along with  Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The mind blowing blast of super heroes battling together begins when Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve ‘world peace’ via mass extinction. The worldwide destruction leads to  Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to reassemble and defeat Ultron and save mankind…if they can!

To make this epic movie viewing more thrilling, the 'AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON' Blu-ray comes with bonus feature which includes deleted & extended scenes,  amazing movie locations where the movie was shot and much more.

Priced between Rs. 125/- to Rs, 1999/-, the DVD includes the Global Adventure: Travel to the Amazing locations where the movie was filmed. The Blu-ray however includes the additional following bonus features:
  • “From The Inside Out – Making of Avengers: Age of Ultron”: This all-access into the making of the biggest Super hero cinematic experience of all time knock you with its scope, ambition and yes, vision.
  • The Infinite Six: Discover everything you need to know about the most powerful objects the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Global Adventure: Travel to the Amazing locations where the movie was filmed
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Joss Whedon 

Fans can also collect combo pack of both movies "The Avengers" & "Avengers: Age of Ultron". While the Blu-ray 3D costs Rs.2499/-, Blu-ray normal cost Rs.1999/- and the DVD is priced at Rs.999/-

Get ready to witness an epic battle with the MARVEL’s Avengers in the visually stunning film. 

Jackky Bhagnani attends Premiere of ‘He Named Me Malala’ In New York

Dressed in a dapper suit, Actor Jackky Bhagnani walked the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York for the star studded premiere of the Malala Yousafzai documentary, ‘He named me Malala.’ Jackky who met Malala and her family in Birmingham, U.K, earlier this month was a special guest of the Yousafzais at the NYC premiere.

“Attending this premiere was very important for me. Malala and the causes she espouses are very close to my heart. I believe it is important for everyone in India to watch this film. There is a lot of work to be done for education of the girl child in India and this film will inspire parents to ensure their daughters are educated," said Jackky Bhagnani after the premiere.
Also present at the Ziegfeld Theatre were the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Alicia Keys, Hope Solo, Zosia Mamet, and Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and musician Raury also made their way to the red carpet joining actress Elizabeth Shue and actor Andrew Shue, and United Arab Emirates' Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba.

“He Named Me Malala” has been directed by acclaimed filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman). The film is an intimate portrait of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley in 2012. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, for advocating girls' education. The attack on Malala sparked an outcry from supporters across the globe.

The documentary releases in theatres across the United States on October 2nd.

Ranveer Singh represents adidas Originals

The Biggest Style Icon in India joins forces with the pioneering sportswear for the street
adidas Originals, the iconic streetwear label partners with Ranveer Singh to represent the brand in India. With this association Ranveer joins an elite club of global icons including Pharrell Williams, Rita Ora and Kanye West. 

Dave Thomas, MD, adidas Group, India, said: “Ranveer embodies the adidas Originals brand in every sense. He is not just an entertainer, his creativity, individuality and ability to express himself is like no other. This relationship has been sparked by the immense love Ranveer has for adidas Originals. He has been often spotted, sporting the trefoil and the three stripes, now you will see a lot more of that in the coming future. These are exciting times for adidas Originals and we have lot in store with Ranveer at the helm.”

Thrilled about his collaboration with adidas Originals, Ranveer Singh said: “I am totally stoked to represent a brand that I grew up loving and has been a big part of my life. I still own the first pair of superstar sneakers that I bought during my college days and have only gone on to collect more. While I get to be the face of the brand in India, it’s the brand that truly represents me. In one word, it is unique. It doesn’t need to try hard to stand out, it’s backed by a great heritage that is inspired by sport and has evolved over time. I am excited to be an adidas Originals ambassador and confident that together we will take this brand to the next level.”

adidas and Ranveer are all set to kick-off this partnership with the launch of the first adidas Brand Centre in the country, at Indra Nagar, Bangalore.

TMKOC helps in cleaning Juhu Beach after Ganesh Visarjan

Producer Asit Kumarr Modi of popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah along with his television show characters Mr & Mrs Bhide and Sonu today went to Juhu beach to take their Clean India message a step ahead.

Morning after the last day of Ganesh Visarjan sees loads of garbage & broken idols lying scattered on the beaches of Mumbai.  "This year everything was much more organised and Juhu Beach was not so overly littered. it is our duty as responsible citizens to do our bit," says Asit Kumarr Modi.

Bhanwarey complete in a hectic 32 days schedule

After 32 days of hectic shoot in various parts of Mumbai and Delhi, “Bhanwarey” starring Shaurya Singh, Karan Thakur, Jashan Singh Kohli and Priyanka Shukla, has completed its final schedule. The final schedule for the movie was shot at a location near Sainik Farms, Delhi.

With this movie, Shaurya Singh, Karan Thakur, Jashan Singh Kohli and Priyanka Shukla are making their foray from the world of Television. While Shaurya Singh was essaying the role of Raja Todarmal in Jodha Akbar, Karan Thakur who has a long stint was recently doing Kumkum Bhagya as well as Badi Door se Aaye Hai. Jashan Singh Kohli who started off with the sexy siren Mallika Sherawat in the reality show "The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika" was also seen in the Big Magic comedy show "Total Naadaniyaan".

Speaking about the film, producer director Shaurya Singh (who has also played one of the pivotal roles in the movie) says, “We are now just left with two song sequences which we are planning to shoot in the beautiful city of Chandigarh. The city has a certain feel to it which goes with the theme of the movie.”

The film, a dark comedy started rolling in the beginning of May 2015 and just got complete recently. Shaurya said all this was possible because of the support from his team. It took a bit longer time to complete the film as the team was small and working on a small and tighter budget left us with little options and we needed lot of planning to get things right.

Prashant Sehgal, the DOP of the film who has to his credit feature films like Hola Venky, The Owner (Guinness Book Record for most number of filmmakers joining hands for a feature film) and at least 60 short films said, “This was really an enriching experience as the cast was big and we had to do shots planning in accordance with the theme of the movie not making it too loud a comedy for the masses. We were immensely supported by our production team to make this happen.”

The film’s music is being done at Mumbai and one of the trademark songs “Pen Chodd” has been beautifully crafted by Music Composer/Director duo Sourabh Gourav i.e Sourabh Chatterji and Gourav Ratnakar who originally hail from Bhilai and are swiftly making their mark in the industry with their mind blowing compositions.

Produced by Shaurya Singh under his banner Sudha Creations, Bhanwarey also features awesomely talented actors like Manoj Bakshi, Padmendra Rawat and Matin Khan in detailed roles. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Krishan Hooda’s “Rebellious Flower” wins Special Mention Jury Award at Salento International Film Festival, Tricase, Italy

Krishan Hooda’s directorial Rebellious Flower won the Special Mention Jury Award at Salento International Film Festival held in Tricase, Italy 2015. The film was a closing night film and the screening was graced by Indian Ambassador to Italy Mr. Basant Gupta. Krishan Hooda officially represented India in Italy.

As reported by Italian news media “Rebellious Flower is a contribution to the knowledge of the personal biography of a man (Osho) who represented a philosophical reference far beyond the borders of his country, and that brings us back to the ancient roots of certain philosophy / spirituality of the ancient ‘West mixed Orient”.

Rebellious Flower is a bouquet of handpicked flowers from the garden of an unending celebration. Inspired on the life of Osho, this is a first film ever made on the spiritual guru - Rajneesh Osho.

The film narrates the life of Raja in his adolescence and youth and moreover a rebellion in him, who is keen to unearth the answers beneath the surface of facts, which are unacceptable to others. It beautifully narrates the transition Raja goes through in the phase of enlightenment and sanctity.

His childhood mentor his maternal grandmother (nani) who nurtures his childhood and a strong pillar in his learning phase is very well depicted in the film. Their bond, love and unsaid understanding are soothing therapies of emotional connect.

Rebellious Flower is an anecdote which takes on the path of beliefs, Raja resolves to walk on. In retrospect he surmises that existence is inevitably attained by purely accepting the simplicity of subconscious with the help of his mentors

He embarks on a journey to understand the beauty that lies behind the unexpressed phrases of human perception and this is how he transforms to be a rebellious flower to share the essence and scent of its being, unconditionally.

Salento International Film Festival celebrates real cinema around the world and the event witnessed many Italian celebrities and filmmakers, one of them was Marco Leonardi – Once upon a time in Mexico fame. The event was held in Piazza Pisanelli, in the heart of the Historic Centre of Tricase from 4th September to 12th September 2015.

“Our work was liked and appreciated by everyone. I always wanted 'Rebellious Flower' should speak for itself and it spoke volumes. We could hear that with the accolade we received” said director Krishan Hooda.

Happy Anant Chaturdashi to all...