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Monday, April 24, 2017

'दगाबाज पिरितिया' की सेकेण्ड शूटिंग शिड्यूल बिहार के भोजपुर में

भोजपुरी फिल्म 'दगाबाज पिरितिया' की फर्स्ट शुटिंग शिड्यूल दिल्ली में समाप्ति के बाद सेकेण्ड शिड्यूल की शूटिंग बिहार के भोजपुर, सन्देश क्षेत्र  में चल रही है।

       भोजपुरी सिनेमा दिन प्रतिदिन अपनी पहचान अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर बनाने में लगी है। भोजपुरी सिनेमा में एक नया कीर्तिमान स्थापित करने के लिए "दगाबाज़ पिरितिया" की शूटिंग जोर शोर से चल रही है जिसमे भोजपुरी परम्परा व लोक संस्कृति को सहजता से प्रस्तुत करने का प्रयास किया गया है।

 दगाबाज पिरितिया, जो उमा मोशन पिक्चर के बैनर तले बन रही है। जिसके निर्देशक हैं संजय ऋतुराज
DOP (कैमरा डायरेक्शन) में हैं दिनेश ग्रोवर, फाइट मास्टर व नृत्य निर्देशन में हैं देव तोमर वहीं मुख्य अभिनेता हैं धर्मेंद्र सिंह सुर्या, मुख्य नायिका हैं प्रियंका प्रसाद व अर्चना सिंह, इनके अलावें इस फिल्म के अन्य सहयोगी कलाकार हैं एस एन केसरी, मनोज पण्डित, रविकांत, योगेश सिंह, धनञ्जय, मिना रॉय, लौकांत, कुमार बिंद्रा, बजरंगी, श्वेता दहिया, सिमा इत्यादि हैं।

       आपको बताते चलें कि दगाबाज पिरितिया एक साफ सुथरी और अश्लीलता से कोसों दूर फिल्म है। इस फिल्म के निर्देशक खुद भोजपुरी लोकगीत और फिल्मों अश्लीलता के खिलाफ आवाज बुलंद किये हुए हैं। ऐसे में उनके निर्देशन में बन रही इस फिल्म में अश्लीलता नही होगी यह बात मानी जा सकती है।

         हमारे रिपोर्टर ने जब फिल्म के निर्देशक संजय ऋतुराज से इस फिल्म के कहानी पर बात की तो उन्होने बताया कि यह फिल्म पुरी तरह से पारिवारिक एवं रोमांटिक फिल्म है। इस फिल्म में प्यार में दगाबाजी मिलने पर नायक और नायिका पर क्या गुजरती है तथा समाज के लोग क्या रवैया अपनाते हैं यह दिखाया गया है।पुरी कहानी जानने के लिए दर्शकों को सिनेमा हाॅल में जाना पड़ेगा। यह फिल्म दिल्ली, बिहार, यूपी, के अलावे नैनीताल हिमांचल के विभिन्न लोकेशन पर शुटिंग होगी। इस फिल्म में कुल आठ गाने हैं। जिसको गाया है मोहन राठौड़, आलोक कुमार, इंदू सोनाली, खुशबू जैन वहीं संगीत से सजाया है सचिन कुमावत व लवली शर्मा तथा गीत लिखा है मंटु।

सहायक निर्देशन में लौकान्त, रजनीश रंजन, बिंद्रा व लाईन प्रोड्यूसर की भूमिका में किशन ठाकुर, फ़िल्म के प्रोड्यूसर हैं धर्मेन्द्र सिंह सूर्या।



Monday, March 27, 2017

ITM University Gwalior Lake City International Film Festival 2017 happening on March 31st

Come March 31st and all roads will lead to the Heart of India into the City of Forts Gwalior where the ITM University Gwalior 2nd Lake City International Film Festival (LCIFF) 2017 is being held. To be held over two days (March 31st & 1st April) at the sprawling ITM University Gwalior campus and ITM Global School, LCIFF 2017 will be bringing in quality films from across the globe to the people of Gwalior for the first time.

Serving as Madhya Pradesh’s premier and upcoming International level Film Festival, the Lakecity International Film Festival (LCIFF) 2017 was founded to showcase Madhya Pradesh as a shooting destination in film making, and aims to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content. Though film festivals have become a regular affair in most countries yet most of them cater only to selected audience as well as entertain the commercially successful film makers and related personalities. However, LCIFF aims to connect the film fans and movies goers with the world, so as to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

Supported by ITM University Gwalior and ITM Global School, Hon’ble minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomarji has graciously consented to inaugurate the festival. Breaking all stereotypes, LCIFF's mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor indie film makers. With more than 180 films making it to the festival, the best of these films will be showcased here. BAFTA awarded Best Director Film Mantostaan that has travelled to various International Film Festivals across the globe will open the film alongside Ab To Pati Khol Do - A film on Swatch Bharat theme.

Some of the other notable films selected by the selection committee for screening include Indo Australia Sudama The Half Man, A Daughters Dream by Manto Pashupatinath, Rebellious Flower - An Award Winning film on Osho (Acharya Rajneesh) by Krishan Hooda, Rajeev Bhatia's National Award Winning Film Pagdi - The Honour, Murari - The Mad Gentleman, Beyond Blue (Cannes entry) by Zanane Rajsingh, Yaaron Samjha Karo by Dharmesh Pandit and others. In the international category, we have films like Final Project (China), The Third Eye (Mongolia / Thai), Capturing Happiness (Europe), The Eve (Italy), Alastair Tembylton (USA), Imphal 1944 (UK / Japan), September Sketch Book (USA), etc.

In the short film category, we have The Sunflower starring Surendra Rajan, The Magic of Giving starring Vaquar Shaikh (Sarbjit fame) & Shweta Gulati, Sandhya an Awakening starring Anurag Tomar (Prince), Mr. Clown, Ehsaas, Oneker Moddhe Ekjon, Café Irani Chai (Documentary), The Dinner (French), Ramadan in Bhopal by Troy Khan, Washakie (Italy), Selfish and Goodbye, Mayfly (Kashmiri) by Siddhartha Gigoo amongst others.


A celebrity event, it will be not only be attended by directors and film makers from across the globe but also known names from Bollywood including Sonal Sehgal (Radio / Damadamm) and Gauhar Khan (Rocket Singh / Badrinath Ki Dulhania / Ishaqzaade / Begum Jaan as well as the winner of Bigg Boss 7), and Actors like Nirbhay Wadhwa (Hanuman Serial playing the title role), Surendra Rajan (Jadoo ki Jhappi wala sweeper of Munnabhai MBBS), Vaquar Shaikh (Sarabjit),  Saurabbh Roy (Luv Phir Kabhie), Rishi Bhutani (Bolo Raam / Gandhigiri), RJ Mantra (Comedy Circus fame), Rahul Bhuchar and others. Renowned actress Moushumi Chatterjee will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Renowned Novelist Siddhartha Gigoo who was awarded the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 for Asia will also attend the event.

The festival will also organise workshop in the field of acting, direction and personality grooming by renowned director Manto Pashupatinath, International Fashion Stylist and Celebrity Designer Mumtaz Khan, Creative Director Jaya Bhargava, Actor Saurabh Roy, as well as Independent film producer Jenif Matthew Joseph amongst others. These workshops will be entirely Free for youths and aspiring film makers, models and actors to attend. There will be No Registration Charges. However, you have to pre-register as Seats are Limited.

While Hotel Royal Inn, City Centre, Gwalior is Hospitality Partner to the event, Gwalior Abhi Tak News with Films & TV World is Media Partner to the event. The festival has also tied up with Giiffa - Global Impact International Film Festival & Awards as well as Darbhanga International Film Festival as Festival Partner to the event.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

AB & SRK - Two legends, one stage, an unforgettable conversation at the India Today Conclave.

It will be a magical cinematic experience at the India Today Conclave as Bollywood legends Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan engage in a never-before conversation at the most-awaited event of the year. The two-day event will also see talented actresses Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, and Kalki Koechlin, show us their depth and range. Karan Johar, director, producer, TV show host, author, will be on the other side of the coffee table for a change, being quizzed, not quizzing.

The Conclave will also touch upon the crucial topic of racial discrimination as actor, designer, WarisAhluwalia, sheds light on living in Donald Trump’s America. With a short movie, ‘Dear America’, he also makes a powerful statement against bigotry and xenophobia.  

The Conclave will also witness the worldwide premiere of short films bySudhir Mishra, Nandita Das, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Ram Madhvani.

That’s not all. In keeping with the theme of The Great Disruption, the Conclave will premiere a VR film produced by Anand Gandhi and directed by SooniTaraporewala, celebrating the spirit of Mumbai.

India Today Conclave is a unique platform where the sharpest minds from across the globe converge to discuss and debate ideas and issues. Taking a break from previous years, the India Today Group's signature event will be held in Mumbai for the first time on March 17 and March 18. The Great Disruption, the theme of the India Today Conclave this year, will feature ground-breaking ideas, innovative experiences and thought-provoking debates.

There will be two days of talking, listening, thinking, doing and experiencing. From former President of the French Republic (2007 -2012) Nicolas Sarkozy to President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, to titans of the corporate world, the list of speakers this year is bigger and bolder, heralding a wave of change.

As Conclave Director KalliPurie describes it, “This edition of the India Today Conclave is a progressive and directional platform that aims to contribute in rebuilding the disrupted social order. This specially designed multi-sensory experience, spread across two days will be a great opportunity to listen to some of the sharpest minds across the world, get inspired and take some meaningful memories back home. We believe that significant conversations are the way to generate solutions and the Conclave promotes just that. From mobile movie premieres, spell-binding stage performances, curated experiences and gourmet delights – there’s lots that one can enjoy at the Conclave, apart from a powerful thought flow.”

Come to India's busiest two days at the India Today Conclave 2017 with the world's best sharing one stage:

1.    Abhinav Bindra, Olympic Champion
2.    Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group
3.    Alia Bhatt, Actor
4.    Amitabh Bachchan, Actor
5.    Amitabh Kant, CEO, NitiAayog
6.    Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group
7.    Ananya Birla, Founder, Svatantra Microfinance
8.    Anurag Kashyap, Writer and Director
9.    Anushka Sharma, Actor
10.  Arghya Sengupta, Research Director at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
11.  Asaduddin Owaisi, MP
12.  Abdul Basit, High Commissioner of Pakistan to India
13.  Chetan Bhagat, Author
14.  Deepa Malik, Paralympic Athlete
15.  Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Bank
16.  Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra
17.  Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas
18.  Dipankar Gupta, Sociologist
19.  El Had jAsSy, General Secretary of International Red Cross
20.  Harish Salve, Lawyer
21.  Kalki Koechlin, Actor
22.  Kapil Sibal, Lawyer, MP
23.  Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs
24.  Leela Samson, Bharatanatyam Dancer
25.  Liz Mohn, Vice-Chairwoman, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany
26.  M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
27.  Manasi Kirloskar, Executive Director, Kirloskar Systems
28.  Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries
29.  Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic (2007-2012)
30.  P. Chidambaram, Former Union Minister for Finance
31.  Pico Iyer, Author
32.  Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines
33.  Pranab Mukherjee, President of India
34.  Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Law, Justice and IT
35.  RohanMurty, Founder, Murty Classical Library of India
36.  SabihaSumar, Filmmaker
37.  Sajad Lone, Minister, Jammu and Kashmir Government
38.  Shah Rukh Khan, Actor
39.  Shashwat Goenka, Sector Head, Spencer's Retail Ltd.
40.  Shivraj Chouhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh
41.  SukhadeoThorat, Chairman, ICSSR
42.  Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO, Paytm
43.  Waris Ahluwalia, Designer, Actor

Started as part of India Today’s 25th anniversary, INDIA TODAY CONCLAVE was designed as a meeting point for the best minds from India and around the world to map the geopolitical and economic future of the country. In its inaugural year the theme was India Tomorrow 2002: Opportunities and Threats with Vice President of the USA Al Gore as the chief Guest. In its second year the theme was India Tomorrow 2003: Global Giant or Pygmy? The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States presided as the keynote speaker. The past 14 conclaves have been widely acclaimed and popular for the quality of speakers and discussion. The speakers who have been part of this conference each year are current and former heads of state, Nobel Laureates, spiritual leaders, industry captains, social workers, economists, authors, academics, scientist, strategists, activists, cine directors, actors and sportspersons. The past conferences can be accessed at www.indiatodayconclave.com

ग्वालियर निवासी देख सकेंगे हॉलीवुड और बॉलीवुड फ़िल्में

ग्वालियर में होने वाला है Lake City International Film Festival जो 31 March से 1 April 2017 को होगा , जिसमें दुनिया भर की क़रीब 180 फ़िल्म शामिल है। इनमे से कुछ फ़िल्में चीन, जापान, इटली, अमरीका और जर्मनी से भी हिस्सा ले रही हैं, हिंदुस्तान की भी कुछ चुनिंदा फ़िल्में जिन्हें काफ़ी इंटर्नैशनल अवार्ड्स मिल चुके है जैसे  कि  मंटो पशुपतिनाथ निर्देशित A DAUGHTER’S DREAM,  राजिब बल निर्देशित Sudama The Half Man, राहत काज़मी निर्देशित  Mantostaan और Ek Albela जिसमें की विद्या बालन ने बेहतरीन अभिनय किया है दिखाई जाएँगी। साथ ही साथ दर्शकों को चीन की फ़िल्म The Final Project, मंगोलिया की The Third Eye, इटली की The Eve, अमरीका की Alastair Tembylton और जापान की Imphal 1944 भी दिखाई जाएँगी। 

फ़ेस्टिवल के फ़ाउंडर डिरेक्टर मोहन दास कहते है की उनका इस फ़ेस्टिवल के पीछे ये मक़सद है की मध्य प्रदेश को दुनिया के सामने उजागर करना और यहाँ के कलाकारों को एक ऐसा मंच प्रदान करना जिससे वो अपनी पहचान पूरी दुनिया में बना सके। इस इंटर्नैशनल फ़िल्म फ़ेस्टिवल में शॉर्ट फ़िल्म्ज़ और डॉक्युमेंटरीज़ भी दिखाई जाएँगी जिसका ग्वालियर के निवासी ख़ूब आनन्द उठा सकेंगे। 

चेअर मैन ज़ूरी जयश्री भार्गव जो ख़ुद  मध्य प्रदेश से है उन्होंने बताया कि फ़ेस्टिवल में एंट्री फ़्री है कोई टिकट नहीं है और सभी ग्वालियर निवासी आमंत्रित है जिन्हें फ़िल्म देखने का शौक़ है । दो दिन चलने वाले इस फ़ेस्टिवल में मौशमी चैटर्जी को लाइफ़ टाइम अचीव्मेंट  अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया जाएगा, उनके अलवा काफ़ी फ़िल्म हस्तियाँ भी इस फ़ेस्टिवल में भाग लेने वाली है। 5 लोगों की ज़ूरी फ़िल्मों में से सर्वश्रेष्ट फ़िल्मों को सलेक्ट करेगी जिसको इस  फ़ेस्टिवल में दिखाया जाएगा और इनमे से ही सिलेक्टेड फ़िल्म्ज़ को 1 April 2017 में अवार्ड्स दिए जाएँगे।

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Aditi Rao Hydari launches Avon True Makeup Range in India on Facebook Live!

Avon, the women’s beauty brand that has been giving beauty a purpose since its inception, launched its coveted range – Avon True through Facebook live. For the first time, ever, Aditi Rao Hydari, the brand ambassador introduced the range to thousands of consumers by going live via Facebook.

Infused with True Color Lock technology, the range promises solutions that offer the exact colour as shown on the palette. Not just this, the line offers uncompromising, ultra-pigmented color that applies effortlessly. The new line contains self-renewing pigments which results in lasting color output and includes mascara, lipsticks, kajal, nail paints, foundation, eye shadow etc.  

Commenting on the launch, Aditi Rao Hydari says that, “AVON True is a brand which stays true to what it says – effortless, trusted and lasting. I am a big believer of AVON makeup products & initiatives. It is a beauty brand that keeps its promises. In my schedule I need products that I can trust. The make-up range has vibrant intense colors that give you the look you want to achieve. Bold, intense kajal that stays for 12 hours, Avon True Lipsticks that guarantee true colour in an incredibly smooth feel with instant hydration, Weightless Mascara that delivers upto 15 x, this is a range that women are going to love!”

Swati Jain, Marketing Head, Avon India, avers, “Avon is a company that for 130 years has proudly stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and above all for women. We are delighted to launch Avon True - a superior makeup line that comes armed with the True Color Technology. Our motto Beautiful Promises Kept captures a simple truth: when you feel more beautiful, you see more beauty and create more beauty around you. And the Avon True Range is a makeup range that offers you products that do what they say!”

Avon True Digital Launch saw Aditi interact with the audience in a fun and quirky way. She played engaging games like Truth or Dare, and other contests to keep the audience entertained throughout. The Avon True digital launch stirred excitement among the audience and during the FB Live #AvonTrue also trended on twitter. Through this endeavor, Avon India aims to keep the beautiful promises and offer products that are of international standards in a rational price range.

Sadhana Jejurikar lends her magical voice for Hariharan’s latest track Haule Haule

Maverick singer-composer Hariharan has come up with his latest love track Haule Haule. The song is presented by T-Series and has been sung by singer Sadhana Jejurikar. Featuring models Niiya Kumar and Nitish Kapoor, Haule Haule is a breezy romantic song which highlights the mystic element in a romantic relationship.

The music video was launched in Andheri and a special preview was held for the gathered media. Making of the song was also screened at the launch event. Singer-composer Hariharan was present at the launch event. Akshay Hariharan has worked on the arrangements of the track while Sahil Sultanpuri is the lyricist of the song. The music video is directed by Vivek Gupte.

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ghazal singer Penaz Masani and well-known Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar too attended the event.

A Ghazal singer by profession, Sadhana Jejurikar has achieved many milestones in her career. The latest being the well-loved album - Duaa (along with Maestro Ghulam Ali Khan). She is also a co-author of a biographical book 'Ghazal Wizard - Ghulam Ali' released by Times Publication. Sadhana has been singing in the Ghazal genre for AIR, Indore since 1992. Sadhana also participated in the musical reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma during the year 1996. She has performed on stage nationally and internationally along with various artists.

Sadhana has twice won the Madhya Pradesh Government's Lata Mangeshkar District Award and has been singing with All India Radio since 1994. In 2014, she was also bestowed with the Vikram Award in her home town. She has performed all over India and abroad with many artistes. She has also sung for a few films & music albums in various languages.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

“Sandhya - An Awakening” wins Best Film & Best Story award at 4th DIFF 2017

It seemed to be the perfect evening (29th January 2017) for team Sandhya - An Awakening at Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga where the 4th edition of the Darbhanga International Film Festival 2017 was being held. The short fiction directed by Mohan Das was not only adjudged the Best Film in the shorts category, but it went to bag the Best Story award too. While Sumit Bansala, the producer of the film went on stage to receive the Best Film award, Mohan Das took a bow for the Best Story along with his producer.

“It’s a great feeling to have won not one but two awards - Best Film and Best Story for the very first production under our banner Sumit Uday Films. Though I was pretty sure that the film would fetch us awards, still I was keeping my fingers crossed. I am grateful to the jury of DIFF for the awards,” said Sumit Bansala. “I still remember the first time I had heard the story of Sandhya and I had decided then itself that I would be doing the film. The story is jointly written by Suren Kakkar and Mohan Das (who also directed the film) and focuses the status of women in a patriarchal village society. It also bears resemblance to real-life instances of gender imbalance and economics, fraternal polyandry, bride buying and rape in remote parts of rural India.”

Director Mohan Das who is also credited with the Best Story award says, "It will come across as a shocker to those traditional Indian audiences who have grown up on the staple diet of sugar-coated romances and feel-good cinema. You ought to have a strong stomach to absorb a film like Sandhya. With this film, we wanted to examine the emotional and psychological impact of a girl in a village society where in the garb of rituals and traditions, fraternal polyandry is a norm with the social pillars even supporting it.”

Sumit Bansala says that Sandhya is an awaited treat in store for all those who love cinema for a cause. “While Indian weddings are a beautiful, soulful affair, filled with ancient traditions and rituals which claim to bond the husband and wife, there are still some traditions that are dated. Keeping up with the times, such wedding traditions and cultures should be done away with as some of these sexist traditions may scar a girl’s mind for life. By showcasing the cause of worry of such sexist traditions, the film will be an inspirational story of how a single girl fights against such societal norms to get herself justice,” added Sumit.

The film have been shot at real time locations in Meerut, Mawana, Nangla Jamalpur, Deobandh and other parts of western Uttar Pradesh. Though this story is fictional, it is based on many of the incidents reported in main stream media. Also the central plot of the film is in sync with the recently enforced “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” movement.

Mohan Das adds: “To jolt one out of his or her senses, Sandhya is going to make one think as there is nothing intrinsic linking any religion with any act of violence. Evoking a wide variety of emotions - anger, rage, antipathy, disgust, abhorrence, revulsion as well as anxiety, Sandhya is also an eye opener to those who are willing to fight the system and ban the practice. Her exemplary courage can be a pointer that could change girls' lives in such a polyandry and bride buying society.

Sandhya - An Awakening stars Anurag Tomar (Prince), Suren Kakkar, Sumit Bansala, Siddhant Somal, Gourav Chaudhary, Kaavya Kaushik, Anita Pundir, Alpana Mathur, Sandeep, Bittle Rastogi, Suman Somal and Kaushiki Rathore. Based on a story screenplay by Mohan Das & Suren Kakkar, the camera was handled by Dinesh Radhe Shyam Grover, editing by Nakkul Prasad, music by Shankar Dey as well as graphics and vfx by PNP Studios.

“With this film, Sumit Uday Films has tried to reach out to people around the world drawing their attention to support the movement of educating every girl child in India to secure a better future”, concludes Sumit Bansala.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Teaser poster of Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi is out

Weddings in India are not just about two people getting married, it is also the union of two families and many times coming together of two cultures. While Indian weddings are a grand thing, Punjabi & Gujarati shaadis are larger than life, glamorous and a fun affair! Upcoming film Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi will also explore these two rich cultures however with a sweet ‘n’ naughty clash, the teaser poster of the film reveals.

Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal starrer Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’s teaser poster is out and promises a lot of fun. The film collaborates two fine actors of Bollywood - Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal, who interestingly belong to two different rich backgrounds in real. Both of them last worked in Damini, almost 24 years back. Vir Das and Payal Ghosh play young lovers while the film also has Prem Chopra, Jinal Belani, Divya Seth, Bharati Achrekar and Tiku Talsania in pivotal roles.

Written and directed by Sanjay Chhel, produced by Bharat Patel of Bholenath Movies, the music of the film is given by Lalit Pandit and Uttank Vora.

Pop Star Arjun Kanungo’s Ek Dafaa Video has the cutest chemistry and we are obsessed!

You are about to become a huge Arjun Kanungo fan after watching this video. Most of the past few months heart throb Arjun has been teasing his fans with the upcoming song the audio of which was released on Jan 13. Within hours the song was trending on social platforms and fans went crazy.

Today, he released the official video for ‘Ek Dafaa’ and we are spell bound. The narrative is about a couples memories and the small moments they experience together that they cherish for a life time. The best part of the video is the suave Arjun Kanungo and how he always manages to impress us. His looks are definitely a thumbs up but this time he also exudes some great acting skills! The video also features the gorgeous Russian model Kseniia who definitely adds the sizzle!

Says Arjun, “ aadhaa adhura mein, tere bina tere siva! This is for my fans, thank you for being you. Hope you like it!  Watch, share and enjoy…”

Adds on Rohan Jha, Head Pop Sony Music India,“ When we were working on the song we knew the look and feel that we wanted to explore for the video. Arjun and Kseniaa look good together and we are confident fans will love it.”

The video is exclusively on Dekkho platform for 5 days post which will be available on Sony Music’s YouTube Channel. The overall classy and stylish look of the video will definitely get his fans to watch on loop. Also, we believe if 2017 will be known for anything it would be for this oh so cute song video, watch now!


Amazing Thailand welcomes the tourists by offering unconventional activities this February

The month of love is here and with its onset, Amazing Thailand brings in some of the distinctive, quirky and one of its kind events & activities for the tourists to indulge in. 

Make this Valentine’s Day perfect for you and your partner to tie the knot, by opting for the ‘Underwater Wedding Ceremony 2017’. A Thai wedding ceremony of pouring luster water and a marriage registration underwater, is all you need to make your wedding unique and out of the box. The Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is scheduled from 12th to 14th February 2017.

For the sports lovers & health enthusiasts there is ‘Bangkok Marathon’, one of the popular marathons scheduled for 5th February to unleash and experience the thrills.  The route has been planned in such a way that it provides amazing views of the city as runners run towards the river. The scenic route takes in many of Bangkok’s historical landmarks and some of the diverse ethnic communities in the city.

That’s not all. For the nature lovers, there is 41st Chiang Mai Flower Festival from 3rd – 5th Feb. Living up to the name ‘Rose of the North,’ Chiang Mai organizes the Chiang Mai Flower Festival to showcase its beautiful flowers and decorative plants which are in full bloom towards the end of the winter season in early February. Suan Buak Hat Park is transformed into an open-air exhibition centre where the tourists can find a magnificent tapestry of floral splendor that blankets the land. Orchid lovers should not miss the opportunity to see a variety of beautiful orchids grown by locals. The festival also features flower-decorated floats that parade around the city showing the vibrant colored flowers as well as dancers in traditional costumes.

Highlighting some of the incredible events, Ms Soraya Homchuen, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Mumbai, commented: “Thailand as a destination has witnessed immense growth and popularity in the past few years. At Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) we strive to curate events and festivals that cater to people from various age groups and with varied interests. With our remarkable events like the ‘Underwater Wedding Ceremony 2017’ and the ‘Bangkok Marathon’ we aim to expand our horizons in terms of travel and tourism experiences.”

So come to the amazing land of smiles and make the month of love special with your special someone!

1MN views in less than 12 hours for the song promo of Mani Ratnam & A R Rahman’s ‘Azhagiye’

When A R Rahman and Mani Ratnam get together then the music created is something that will blow your mind! Mani Ratnam’s story highlights the songs and A R Rahman’s songs bring the script to life.  And we say this with the release of ‘Azhagiye’ from the film that is so refreshing and new that it brings a smile to your face.

A minute teaser that was released on VEVO by the label Sony Music on Wednesday has registered more than a million views already. The song was also released in Telugu as ‘Hamsaro’ from the film titled Cheliyaa.

Says Ashok Parwani, Head Sony music South, “We knew the day we heard the song that it will cut across geographies and create a crazy momentum amongst fans like it already has. We are extremely happy with the response and awaiting to release the next song soon.”

‘A Minute of Azhagiye’ includes constant clap beats and a gentle loop of guitar strums. Featuring Karthi & the gorgeous Aditi Rao, the video is what love is all about. The track is a hummable romantic duet with a touch of western fusion.

"As an actor, I was looking for a subject like Zeenat” Mallika Sherawat !

Mallika Sherawat has been busy with Hollywood projects but now there's a Bollywood film which has excited her. Director Saandesh B. Nayak's Zeenat is all set to be her first Hindi film this year. A social drama, Zeenat focuses on relationships.  Saandesh B. Nayak confirms signing Mallika Sherawat and said, "She is extremely co-operative and is super excited about the project."

Mallika Sherawat added, "I feel that the script of Zeenat is a subject which is almost in the space of work that I am associated for a while now. As an actor, I was looking for a subject like this. It's fortunate that this is an absolutely commercial Hindi film which helps a message to be conveyed to a larger section of society. I am thrilled and looking forward to this role  and working in the film. I have never played something like this before."

Zeenat will go on floors soon. The film is a multi-starrer and the other actors will be revealed soon. Zeenat is being directed by Saandesh B Nayak and produced by Isha Nayak under the banner of Saanvi Nayak Films.

Zindagi announces the ‘Be My Valentine Contest’

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day in the year is around the corner. And while love is a universal emotion, it is expressed differently in different parts of the world. Zindagi is the only channel in India to showcase universal emotions and introduce new cultures to Indian audiences by bringing the best storytelling from across the globe to viewers in Hindi. To encourage its viewers to celebrate the month of love, Zindagi, the No. 1 Premium Entertainment Channel, brings to you the most successful romantic story from South Korea, ‘Descendants of the Sun’ starting 8th February at 8 PM. Zindagi also announces the ‘Be My Valentine Contest’, where viewers will get a chance to profess their love to their loved ones as part of the Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Starting 1st February to 10th February, viewers get a chance to declare their love on National Television, by Tweeting a proposal of love to their loved one to @Zindagi using #ZindagiKehtiHai. The best and most unique proposals will be aired on Zindagi during the new show, ‘Descendants of the Sun’ from 8th Feb to 14th Feb between 8 PM to 9 PM.

The story of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ revolves around a Special Force Officer and a surgeon who fall in love at first sight. Their contrasting ideologies and values (as one kills to protect lives while the other one saves lives to protect them) makes them shy away from one another. Destiny plays an interesting role and after almost a year of having parted ways, they meet at a warzone ‘Uruk’, a land far from Seoul. Now, circumstances bring them face to face where they must work closely together driven by their principles.

Participate in the ‘Be My Valentine Contest’ and catch the first South Korean Drama – ‘Descendants of the Sun’ in Hindi starting 8th February, every Monday to Saturday at 8 PM, only on Zindagi!!!

Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai poster released

The poster of Himansh Kohli’s forthcoming film Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai was released with much fanfare. Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, as the name suggests, is a film where the characters’ share lives, moments and emotions, which are as raw as any of us. The story embarks from a small-town in Rajasthan, weaving itself through Mumbai & then finally culminating in New York. Each character in the film is as diverse and unique in themselves like the flavours of India, which not only adds different slices of life to the film, but also exhibits the colourful journey of life.

With a cast ensemble that boasts of Himansh Kohli, Manjari Fadnis, Arbaaz Khan, Rati Agnihotri, Ashutosh Rana, Supriya Pathak Kapoor and Prem Chopra, the film that has hard-hitting dialogues and a grippingly narrative screenplay is sure to keep the audiences glued to their seats in anticipation of what will happen next in this journey of life. Shot extensively in the beautiful locales of Rajasthan and USA, each frame becomes a visual treat captured especially for the big canvas. The film is set for release on 3rd March 2017.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fall in love this month with Sachin-Jigar's performance on Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged

Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged season 6 is getting exciting every week with the amazing line-up of artists. This season, witnessed some biggest singers starting with none other than musical maestro A. R Rahman, followed by the melodious voice of Shreya Ghoshal. Last week Benny Dayal and Neeti Mohan's duet performance was incredible, energetic and drove everyone crazy.

After three scintillating episodes of Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged the season 6 is entering its fourth episode. Being the month of love, the magical composer and singer Sachin-Jigar will sway the audience with their soulful voice. This isn't the first time the duo Sachin-Jigar has been associated with MTV Unplugged. From grooving to crooning on popular dance numbers and some soulful romantic numbers, Sachin–Jigar will make your Saturday evening a memorable one. Sachin-Jigar will sing songs like Jeena Jeena (Badlapur), Chunar, Sun Saathiya (ABCD 2), Mileya Mileya, Beat Pe Booty (Flying Jatt), G-Phad Ke (Happy Ending) and few more.

Shedding some light about their association with Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged season 6, Sachin says, "I love MTV unplugged every season is simply marvelous we have been part of this show and we love it. While this season is also one of the best with some new comers also performing and I am looking forward to the episodes."

Talking about our episode Sachin avers, we are singing our famous songs Jeena Jeena, Sun Saathiya, Mileya Mileya, Beat Pe Booty, G-Phad Ke that too unplugged it has mix of some dance numbers and romantic tracks.

Composer Jigar added, "Yes, we are delighted to be part of this season's MTV unplugged and looking forward for some great performers. Like Sachin said we are signing some of our numbers that too with a twist."

Tune into Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged this Saturday and enjoy Sachin-Jigar perform some breathtaking numbers at 8.00 Pm.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sandesh Gour gets Critics Award for Acting for his debut film

Sandesh Gour who was last seen in the Bollywood romantic movie Meeradha in the lead is on cloud 9 these days. The reason is his debut movie Meeradha got him the Critics Award for Acting in National Category at the recently concluded Darbhanga International Film Festival 2017. This good news comes out of the blue as he was least expecting to win the same and that too in his debut film.

Speaking to media from his hometown Nagpur where he has gone to meet his family, he says: “I am really happy and super excited as this is my first ever award for acting. Though in the earlier past my short fiction Muafinaama (directed by Mohan Das under the banner of Eon Films) did win not one but two Best Films awards (I was playing the lead in the same), I did not win any awards to my credit. But this gets me my due and that too in the National Category for a feature film. What else can I ask for?”

Though Sandesh wasn’t there to receive the award personally, the same will reach him in a few days, he said. “The Award will reach me in a few days and I’m waiting for it. Though I'm super excited but I feel sad too, because I couldn’t attend the award ceremony due to my prior commitments and shooting schedule.”

Sandesh who is working in the Film and television industry from last 5 years has few films that will be released in 2017, in which he has acted in lead and parallel lead. He is happy that his passion, hard work and dedication towards his acting has started paying him dividends. He thanks his parents for their ever supportive and encouraging nature that has helped him pursue his dreams of making his mark in the entertainment world. At the same time, he heartily reciprocates his thanks to all cast and crew of Meeradha, his acting teachers as well as those who have been a support pillar in his journey. He also wants to say “A big thanks to the jury members of DIFF for honouring me with such a big honour for my acting skills.” 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bigg Boss 10 re-enters TRP ratings at No.20

Though we never see the face of the Boss and only hear his voice, what has happened this week could be termed as a kind of 'face-saving' for Bigg Boss. After a hiatus, Bigg Boss 10 re-entered the TRP rating charts at No.20 on BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council, India) ratings for what it terms as Week 52.

Yes! Just imagine... the Salman Khan-hosted show is still being beaten in viewership ratings by 19 other TV programmes. *facepalm* Thought it might have been quite a relief for the show which is said to be going through one of its worst-watched seasons.

Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar who has handled the media for a full 20 contestants of Bigg Boss during the first nine seasons, feels that these are just temporary ups and downs. "Aaj nahin toh kal, the show will bounce back to the top," he says with optimism.

Dale interacted with a few celebrity contestants of Bigg Boss 10 before they entered the show, but did not take up any current participant for PR activity. "I was just not kicked about them this year," says the public relations specialist.

"I can take on nasty people for PR. I can take on the best of drama queens and desperados. I can even take on weirdos and problem-childs. But I can't tolerate foulmouths who are in the habit of expletives. I don't think that's our culture, so those types are below my dignity," he explains.

This is also the reason the publicist gives, why he is not watching BB10 after handling the publicity for some of the most controversial names like Rakhi Sawant, Sambhavna Seth, Vindu Dara Singh, Rahul Mahajan, Ashmit Patel, Sherlyn Chopra, Sonali Raut, Amar Upadhyay, Pooja Misrra, Aarya Babbar, Aman Verma and Mandana Karimi through the earlier seasons.

Aamir Khan’s 'rockstar' cousin releases R.D.BurMania

Amid thunderous applause, reigning megastar Aamir Khan’s first cousin Tariq Khan, who was tagged the 'dancing rockstar' of the '70s, released the current edition of the popular book R.D.BurMania, authored by senior award-winning journalist Chaitanya Padukone from Mumbai.

The release took place in Pune at a grand musical event convened by PanchamMagic Group; a popular R.D. fans association, to mark the 23rd death anniversary of the celebrated Bollywood composer R.D.Burman; an all-time great the Indian music industry has ever produced.

"It’s my honour to soft-launch this classic book of R.D. memoirs, as I also owe my stardom during the '70s mainly to the genius composer, besides my uncle Nasir Hussain saab," remarked Tariq, who has had a string of iconic R.D.B. retro-chartbusters picturised on him, including 'Tum Kya Jaano Mohabbat Kya Hai' sung by R.D. himself,  'Chand Mera Dil Chandni Ho Tum' and 'Kya Hua Tera Wada' from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, plus 'Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hain' and 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' from Yaadon Ki Baaraat.

"Tariq Khan has been publicity-shy all these years. Although this was his formal public appearance after a hiatus of 15 years, he made a startling entry on stage, 'dancing' to one of his songs and sporting his trademark sunglasses of the '70s movies. The public was charmed hearing his classic iconic numbers," informed Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar.

The actor was joined by eminent composer Anand (of Anand-Milind fame) who scored chartbusting music for Aamir Khan's debut blockbuster film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.

SRK, Ranbir, Alia & Shilpa Shetty enhance their homes with the Gold Phantom speaker

Trescent Lifestyles is the ultimate destination for those who appreciate cutting edge technology in Home Theatres, Audio-Video and Home Automation Systems in India. The luxury retailer has tied up with the world’s most critically acclaimed start-up Devialet as premium resellers in Mumbai. Founders of Trescent Lifestyle, Monica Sambharya Parikh and Harshul Parikh along with Florian Des Garets, Sales Manager Asia - Devialet, recently got together with actors Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt & Shilpa Shetty Kundra - the proud owners of the new and iconic ‘Gold Phantom’ speaker.

Trescent Lifestyles Design Studio is synonymous to sophisticated home technology and partners with the best luxury brands from across the globe to ensure that their clientele have access to the latest and most revolutionary audio solutions for their dream abode. They specialize in designing, installing and programming these systems and aim to create smart residences with home automation solutions that enhance the experience of luxury devices.

Trescent has associated with Devialet, a French company and international leader of premium amplifiers for the launch of their new speakers called “PHANTOM”. Phantom is unique as it emits sound using a revolutionary and inherently superior process created by Devialet engineers.  The wireless speakers provide an outstanding sound experience with power, clarity, preciseness and perfect acoustics.

Shares Harshul Parikh, CEO & MD, Trescent Lifestyles, “At Trescent, we pride ourselves on offering a completely personalized technology experience. Trescent aims to truly enhance the experience of luxury devices with an unwavering attention to detail and perfection. It is a pleasure associating with Devialet to unveil the advanced and revolutionary “Gold Phantom” speaker, and learn that these iconic personalities enjoy their passion for music through the finest sound experience that these speakers exude.”

Colourful Notions: The Roadtrippers 1.0 by Mohit Goyal highly appreciated by Bollywood actor Vinay Pathak

Author Mohit Goyal recently launched his fiction "Colourful Notions: The Roadtrippers 1.0". The book is printed and published by Srishti Publishers & Distributors and it is available with Amazon and Snapdeal, along with Crossword, WH Smith and other offline stores. The book comes with a price tag of Rs. 175 attached to it. The book was highly appreciated by the famous Indian author and Bollywood actor Vinay Pathak.

The book is the first of a three-part series that has been named The Roadtrippers. It will be first travel-fiction series of India. Traditionally, such books were considered ‘travelogues’ but in this script an element of fiction is actively present. Part 1 of the book was released on December 2016 as Colourful Notions: The RoadTrippers 1.0. Subsequent part will be released in late-2017.

Three twenty-somethings dare to give up their high paying jobs and go on to drive of 10 thousand kilometers across India, just for fun. While the two guys take turns to drive, the girl gives her voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handycam. Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, the author craves to live their journey all the more. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories, as they narrate their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It's nothing less than crazy. The author doubted if he ever had the gumption to create such experiences. So he did the next best thing - author penned a book about it. Colorful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships, love and life.

Displaying Author Mohit Goyal.jpegMohit Goyal was born on 29th September 1983. Being born to a household of people who had a lot of resources, his many desires ingrained hunger in him to achieve something different in life. Fortunately, the love he found (pretty early, must be 15 or 16) was for books and a penchant for writing. Basically as a teenager, he concluded that writing was a non-existent career option, not one where you can churn money. He kept writing nevertheless, albeit in form of some short stories here and there or an odd article. After finishing Bachelors in Business, he ventured out on his own than doing a job (born to an entrepreneur father) and he thinks that he has done pretty well in it. But somehow he didn't love it whole-heartedly. To dig deeper into life, he went to London and enrolled for a Masters in Logistics from Cranfield University. He intended to take a break, and see what life had to offer. Within a few years, Mohit got a chance to run his international logistics business in several Asian countries and collaborated with some of the best minds of trade. But love was still not there. It is said that you can't fake it.

Somewhere in between; Mohit fell for the missus, got married and became a father too. Perhaps it deserves a book in itself (fatherhood! And how men face its undocumented brunt!) In 2015, he finally took the plunge of typing out his first book. He’d say typing it out, because the stories were always there (in his mind). It required a crafty effort to bring them out in a way that it entertained and inspired readers.

In the middle of it, he realized that the genre is eternal. Travel is a synonym of life, and as reflective of its ups and downs as anything could be! Even before he could finish it, he had a part II and a part III brewing in his mind, just like earlier. So he decided to pursue it committedly for life. This time he knows he will. Because this time, it is out of real love.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja films presents the first look of Mona Darling

Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja films presented the first look of the film Mona_Darling (India's first Social Media Thriller) staring Anshuman Jha, Divya Menon (of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy fame), Suzzana Mukherjee and Sanjay Suri. The film is presented by Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja films and is produced by First Ray films.

Mona_Darling is a horror-thriller set in the contemporary, post-cyber world, Mona_Darling in a 'non' traditional whodunit that questions the blurring lines diving real from virtual, good from evil and ultimately life from death.

A contemporary who-dunnit, with a splash of supernatural, set in a college campus somewhere in India (a la Indian Institute Of Technology) where a few mysterious deaths occur and the only common link between the victims is that, seconds before their deaths, they all accepted a 'Facebook friend request' from a certain profile page of Mona_Darling. The person behind the said page, Mona happens to be missing. Her friend, and a fellow student, Sarah recruits the help of a classmate, Wiki – a borderline sociopathic genius. This odd-couple of amateur sleuths carry on their investigation as the story leads them into unexpected corners and terrifying revelations.

It's a pacy thriller, confined to limited locations on one single campus, populated by fresh, sexy, young characters. More importantly it captures the present zeitgeist of young India and its obsession with social networking. Written and directed by Shashi Sudigala, Mona_Darling releases on 17th February, 2016

Jackky Bhagnani and Aditya Thackeray to promote KASRAT

Jackky Bhagnani has joined hands with the BMC ​and launch​ed​ KASRAT - a unique exercise program to promote fitness among children in BMC schools.

KASRAT, a thirty-minute freehand fitness routine is meant to enhance the current physical training curriculum being followed by municipal schools and is aimed at children in the age group of 13 -16 years (class 8th to class 10th) to help their overall growth and development.

The unique program has been designed keeping in mind the lack of access to proper exercise facilities,poor nutrition and the lack of knowledge about health among under privileged children, according to Jackky Bhagnani. The social initiative by the actor comes at a time when children are found spending more time on electronic gadgets like their mobile phones rather than outdoor sporting activity.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Delhi to witness The Odissi Dance Saga – Tantu - on 2nd February, 2017

A Solo Odissi Production by Dancer & Writer Madhur Gupta is all set to thrill the city on Thursday 2nd February 2016 at Indian International Centre, New Delhi. The programme will kick off at 6:30 pm sharp and will continue till two hours. One can witness the delightful traditional dance choreographies from 1961-2016 on the auspicious evening. There is a free entry to all art loving audience. Padma Bhushan Raja and Radha Reddy will be the chief guest of the great evening.

Tantu is a unique dance show presenting the premier of choreographies by Gurus Sharon Lowen, Madhavi Mudgal and the performer of the evening, Madhur Gupta, framed by classics by the major architect of Odissi, Padmavibhusan Kelucharan Mohapatra. ~Tantu, literally translating to meaning a ‘Thread’, is truly about connecting tradition in a single string!

Dancer & Writer Madhur Gupta, with great enthusiasm and eagerness is looking forward to the D-Day, he said, “Tantu is coming together of 3 generations of artistic sensibilities. It is a unique concept presenting the premier of choreographies by Guru Sharon Lowen, Guru Madhavi Mudgal & myself, framed by classics by the major architect of Odissi, Padmavibhusan Kelucharan Mohapatra. Tantu, also has the distinction that two of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s prime disciples (Madhavi Mudgal & Sharon Lowen) have created new work especially for their disciple (Madhur).”

“Approaches towards Odissi might differ with generations, but the traditional parameters are deeply rooted in us. Thus, this production shall explore the challenges of not only showcasing the traditional in a contemporary vision but also carrying forward the baton of Odissi by the new generation.” Madhur added.

Manikya Veena (Mangalacharan), Choreography (1965) - Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
The dancer enters the stage and offers a traditional invocation to Mother Earth for her support followed by a song in praise of the Goddess of Learning and Music, Saraswati in her form as Matanga. Holding a bejeweled Veena, four armed, the moon in her hair, lotus eyed, bearing weapons, with the graceful gait of the elephant. This song is followed by the threefold salutation to God, the Teacher and the distinguished audience.

Rajanigandha (Pallavi) Choreography (2016) - Madhur Gupta
Pallavi is a lyrical elaboration of rhythmic, melodic and movement themes.  It is considered the most graceful and lyrical form of "pure" or abstract dance in the Odissi repertoire.  Like the tender shoots of a tree sprouting and branching, the movement theme is elaborated with rhythmic and melodic variations. Rajanigandha literally means one that is 'fragrant at night'. Akin to the sweet smelling flower which blossoms at night and spreads its intoxicating smell slowly, this Pallavi set in a night time raga Odiya Kedar opens up with gradual movements, developing and steadily overpowering the senses with intricate patterns created in music and space.

Jhagadi Matra Hela He Shyam (Oriya Abhinaya) Choreography (2016) - Guru Sharon Lowen
This choreography belonging to the genre which is created from a typical and unusual form of words, which is partly prosaic and partly poetic is known as Champu. In the Odia Champu composition, a song is written for every letter of the alphabet, and every stanza in the song starts with the same letter of the alphabet. This particular piece starts its every line with the letter ‘Jha’, hence also is known as ‘Jha Champu’. In this Lalitha, Radha’s sahki, catches Krishna taking a glimpse of Radha and getting devastated with the thoughts of not being able to be with his beloved.

Kumara Sambhavam (Sanskrit Abhinaya) Choreography (1992) - Guru Sharon Lowen
The wedding night and morning of Lord Shiva, God of Dissolution and his consort, Parvati, is described  in the 2000 year old epic by the great Sanskrit poet/dramatist Kalidas. Shiva reclines as Parvati glances at him with curiosity and mischief.  He slowly opens his eyes as she is dazzled as though by lightning. Covering Shiva's eyes with her hands in shyness, Parvati sees his third eye open and is bewildered by the futility of effort to hide her shyness. Next morning, in Parvati's concern that her friends will arrive and tease her about the telltale signs of love, she checks herself in her mirror. Shiva is reflected and she cannot answer his questions in shyness.

Yahi Madhava (Ashtapadi) Choreography (1961) - Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
In this Ashtapadi, Radha is waiting for her beloved, Lord Krishna. Having waited all night, she reproaches him when he arrives at dawn after a night's dalliance, pleading forgiveness. Your drowsy red eyes from being awake all night betray the intensity of passion you cherish for that other woman. Go Madhava! Go Keshava! Do not deceive me with your artful words. Go after her, O lotus-eyed one, she who soothes your grief. Your crimson lips are now dark like your body from kissing her made-up eyes. Like a proclamation of passion's triumph in gold letters on emerald is your dark body scratched in love's battle. Your heart must be as defiled as your body.

Shantam (Mokshya) Choreography (2016) – Guru Madhavi Mudgal
This dance leads the performer as well as the beholder towards Moksha, spiritual and intellectual release from the cycle of rebirth and union with the supreme. The traditional culmination of an Odissi performance, this vibrant dance concludes with a shanti mantra Prthivii Shaantir-Aapah Shaantir-Ossadhayah Shaantih |Vanaspatayah Shaantir-Vishve-Devaah Shaantir-Brahma Shaantih Sarvam Shaantih Shaantireva Shaantih Saa Maa Shaantir-Edhi |Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||