Friday, March 31, 2023

Sonu Sood kickstarts the Karm before Kaand, announces on-ground auditions for MTV Roadies Season 19

Bollywood actor, philanthropist, and the host of the previous season of MTV Roadies - Sonu Sood was recently seen in Amritsar gearing up for the next season of MTV Roadies and announcing the most awaited on-ground auditions for Season 19! Kickstarting the season’s audition announcement, the video shows him prepping with some sugarcane juice for a journey that promises to be replete with Kaand, referring to the teaser launch, and logo reveal of the show’s latest season – ‘Karm ya Kaand’, which has created a stir amongst excited fans. Not just that – the actor also mentioned some mysterious additions to the upcoming season. Will they be the ones who create some major Kaand? Fans can only wait and watch to find out!

Excited about the upcoming season, Sonu Sood said, “MTV Roadies has consistently redefined the meaning of adventure for viewers across the country. I'm thrilled to be back with a new season of MTV Roadies. It’s going to be a thrilling and twisted ride of entertainment, courage, and adventure – I can tell you that!”

MTV Roadies has carved a niche for itself as a genre-defining adventure reality television show and a clutter-breaking phenomenon for the youth. With the glorious theme of ‘Karm Ya Kaand’, MTV Roadies season 19 is set to return with its much-anticipated on-ground auditions, giving aspiring candidates a chance to become a part of the greatest journey of their lives!

Stay tuned to this space to know more about the on-ground auditions and more, of ‘MTV Roadies - Karm ya Kaand’!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Colors Infinity’s April line-up promises to be an engaging ride for its viewers

If you’re a fan of classy spy dramas, nail-biting plots featuring secret agents and detectives, and immersive twists, then Colors Infinity is just the channel to tune in to. With a gripping new line-up, the channel is bringing brilliantly written, critically acclaimed, and exceptionally performed spy dramas for its viewers. This April, celebrate Summertime with the perfect binge list, as it is about to get super exciting! Let’s look at what Colors Infinity has in store for you!

The Blacklist is an enticing story that follows the life of Raymond Reddington AKA Red, an ex-government agent who is one of the world’s most wanted fugitives. In an interesting turn of events, he surrenders to the FBI and agrees to assist them to detain the people on the ‘blacklist’ like international terrorists, mobsters, and spies. Red's motivations for picking Liz, a lady with whom he appears to have no connection, remains obscure. To know of Liz’s personal secrets, and get hooked within minutes, watch the series on Colors Infinity, starting from 3rd April 2023, Monday to Friday at 10 pm.

Adapted from the New York Times’ best-selling book, A Spy Among Friends moves along the true story of two British spies and lifelong friends, Nicholas Elliott, and Kim Philby. The plotline is rich in anecdotes and gives you a deep look into the 60s. Set in breathtaking locations like London, Beirut, Istanbul, and Moscow, the show weaves a gripping tale with the most beautiful places in the world serving as the background. The show is based on actual events involving Russian spies infiltrating British security forces from the time of the emergence of Nazi Germany. It further takes the viewers all the way until the early 1960s, when the spies' cover was blown and fled the country, the show is bound to blow your mind. Catch the series on Colors Infinity starting from 25th April 2023, Monday to Friday, at 9 pm.

Tune into Colors Infinity and get ready to be immersed in the world of mystery, drama and entertainment all through April!

Sunday, March 26, 2023

The Northeast Film Festival 2023 was a resounding success

The Northeast Film Festival 2023 was a spectacular celebration of Northeast India’s artistic and cultural heritage. The three-day festival featured some excellent films and documentaries from Northeast India. Guest of honour, film director Shri. Rahul Rawail performed the inauguration. Shri Armstrong Pame, Director (Films), Ministry of I&B, welcomed all dignitaries and delivered a note on northeast Indian films. The introduction of Films made in the Northeast was done by Mrs Pooja Sharma, Chairperson of Sikkim Film Promotion Board. A Special Note was delivered by Shri. Prithul Kumar, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of I&B and MD NFDC.

Several renowned film personalities from Bollywood, like Randeep Hooda, Director like Abhinav Kashyap, Rahul Rawail, John Mathew Matthan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, Akashaditya Lama, Film Producer Nitin Tej Ahuja, Sanjay Suri, Poonam Dhillon, Padmini Kolhapure, Gulshan Grover, Mahima Chaudhry, Amrita Goswami, Digvi Shaha, Imtiaz Barolia, Casting Director Jogi Mallang, Paragg Mehta, Raj Singh Chowdhary, Lin Lashram, Bijou Thaangjam, Nicolas Karkhongar, Vedika Nawani, Rajni Basumatary and many more attended the festival. Senior officials of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting were also present.

The Northeast Film Festival 2023 was a spectacular celebration of Northeast India’s artistic and cultural heritage. The event was held at the NFDC Campus from March 24 to 26. The event began with a Red Carpet welcome for guests on March 24, followed by a media interaction at JB Hall NFDC campus in Mumbai. The three-day festival featured some excellent films and documentaries from Northeast India. Guest of honour, film director Rahul Rawail opened the inaugural programme while Armstrong Pame, Director (Films), Ministry of I&B, welcomed the dignitaries and delivered a note on northeast Indian films. Pooja Sharma, Chairperson of Sikkim Film Promotion Board gave introduction of Films made in the Northeast and Special Note was delivered by Prithul Kumar, Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of I&B and MD NFDC. 

The festival also saw Master classes conducted with eminent Directors & Producers including Nitin Tej, Film Maker & Writer Imtiaz Barolia, Director Sanjay Puran Singh, Director John Mathew Mathan as well as Acting Master classes by celebrity actor Randeep hooda and many various sessions by different big Bollywood personalities.

The festival saw huge turnaround of spectators from Mumbai to watch Northeast movies and documentaries which was showcased in 3 cinema halls. Such events are necessary to bridge the gap between northeastern filmmakers and mainstream film industry thus giving a broader spectrum to filmmakers from NE. The three-day event Also witnessed various sessions for filmmakers of Northeast India. A pitching session was conducted by actor Sanjay Suri, Sri. Charan, MX Player, Zero gravity films & Roy Kapur Films.

Organised by Sikkim Film Board & Find Studioz with NFDC, the chairperson of the festival was Writer, Producer, Director Prof. Dr. Mohan Das who has a vast experience of conducting film festivals as well as an eminent Jury member across the globe.

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Gear up to watch the K-Drama Doctor Stranger on Zing

With the ever-growing popularity of Korean dramas across the country, India’s leading youth entertainment channel – Zing is ever ready to meet the entertainment needs of its Gen-Z audience with fresh and young content. This month, it brings you the medical K-Drama series ‘Doctor Stranger’ for its viewers. This show features leading stars from the Korean industry in pivotal roles, and is all set to air on Zing from 27th March 2023 in the channel’s Hallyu Time Slot from 6pm to 7pm. With a stellar cast including Lee Jong-suk, Jin Se-yeon, Park Hae-jin, and Kang So-Ra, the show is all set to air on Zing for its young audience.

Doctor Stranger follows the story of a talented neurosurgeon, Park Hoon, who falls in love with a mysterious woman, Song Jae Hee. As the story progresses, their complicated past and love for each other is tested as they navigate various challenges. Park Hoon also finds himself drawn to Oh Soo Hyun, who is the daughter of the hospital director. He is torn between his feelings for Oh Soo Hyun and his loyalty to his childhood sweetheart, Song Jae Hee, who like him was also a defector from North Korea. This drama is the first ever medical drama to air on the channel and will guarantee to keep the audiences on the edge of their seats.

Talking about the show, Arghya Roy Chowdhury, Chief Channel Officer – Zing shared, “We are so happy to receive the immense love & support from our audience for all the shows that we air on Zing.  The overwhelming response only keeps us motivated to bring the best of K-dramas for our viewers. Doctor Stranger is another engaging drama that will captivate the audiences with its compelling storylines and endearing characters, and exclusive watch for all our Gen-Z audience. We hope they will cherish watching the same and we will try our best to come up with more such quality content in the future as well.”

Get ready to watch Doctor Stranger in the Hallyu Time slot, exclusively on Zing every weekday from 6 pm to 7 pm!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Surinder Films acquires Addatimes, the first Bengali OTT Platform of the Country

Kolkata headquartered film production company, Surinder Films, has acquired Addatimes, the first Bengali on-demand OTT Platform in the country. Surinder Films is one of the leading and revered Production Houses of Kolkata with which the audience associates quality, novelty and entertainment. Surinder Films has produced over 100 Bengali films and has now become one of the most prominent names in the field of content production; producing more than 6000 hours of television content across all the leading TV channels. Addatimes, which was launched in 2016, was the first platform to create original web series, short films, Bengali video songs, short love stories, detective movies, thrillers & suspense dramas & comedy series for the Bengali audience. 

“We have been in the business of Bengali film production, distribution and content creation for both regional & national channels. In today’s context, we found that the OTT Platforms have immense growth potential and it is the right time to invest in them. Thus, we decided to acquire Addatimes, the first Bengali and one of the well-known OTT platforms. Here, we would be creating, as well as acquiring content of varied genres keeping in mind the audience interest. We already have an interesting line up of big-ticket Bengali Movies & a host of Web Series’ which we would start streaming soon. We look forward to a creatively exciting journey ahead,” said Mr Nispal Singh, Director, Surinder Films Pvt Ltd.

The first web series after acquisition to be streamed on Addatimes will be Amriter Sandhane - The Banaras Chapter, from 14th April, 2023, celebrating the occasion of Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year). This 8-episode series is a mythological thriller set in the holy city of Varanasi. The star cast of Amriter Sandhane - The Banaras Chapter includes Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sauraseni Maitra & Debasish Mondal amongst others and it is directed by Abhinandan Dutta. Following this, there will be a rib-tickling series, Gentlemen, starring Joy Sengupta, Mir Afsar Ali, Rudranil Ghosh & Madhurima Basak in the lead, which is directed by Korak Murmu. Gentlemen will be streaming from May, 2023.

This apart, Addatimes would also digitally premiere some mega feature films like Kaberi Antardhan (on 26th March, 2023) followed by Mitin Mashi, SagardwipeyJawker Dhan & Magic and many more in the coming months. New films like Love Marriage, Bhootpori, Ardhangini, Paakhi, Tarakar Mrityu & Tenida will be digitally premiered in Addatimes post their theatrical releases.

“We plan to release between 15 -18 original contents a year, to begin with. As far as the films are concerned, there will be more than one release per month,” added Mr Singh.

Addatimes will be available on Play store, App Store, Android TV, Fire TV and Samsung TV. The yearly subscription plans are 799 INR for a single screen and 1199 INR for 2 screens. For international viewers, the subscription comes at $ 49.99 for double screen per year.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Manisha Koirala celebrates Holi with family and close friends in her hometown Nepal

The gorgeous actress, Manisha Koirala is one of the most critically acclaimed actresses from the '90s.However even today, it's still impossible to find an actress, who can effortlessly showcase both grace and sensuality simultaneously on the big screen. Manisha Koirala is one of the most talented actresses we have in Bollywood, who belongs to a politically prominent Nepalese family.

 The gorgeous actress, Manisha Koirala took to Instagram Stories on Monday to share a photo with her family and close friends on the occasion of Holi. Holi is a vibrant and colourful festival and it becomes more special when celebrated with family and friends in your hometown.

The super talented actress Manisha, who has taken a small break from the shoots to celebrate Holi with her family and close friends in her hometown Nepal. The actress has shared a picture as a story on her Instagram page. In the picture, Manisha can be seen enjoying with her Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister in law, her aunty and with some close friends. All of them put colorful tikka to start their holi celebration.

Manisha is undoubtedly one of the best actresses we have in the industry who always looks forward to challenging herself with more strong roles that do justice to her character. Manisha was last seen in the Kartik Aaryan-Kriti Sanon-starrer Shehzada, and now, this beautiful actress will be seen in her next upcoming web series Heeramandi. Taking to her Instagram, Manisha posted a brief clip giving a glimpse of her character with the other actresses and treated her fans with her beautiful looks and attire. The video begins with a closer glimpse of the actress --Manisha Koirala and showcasing other actresses. Her fans are looking forward to Heeramandi, a web series created by Sanjay Leela Bhansali., Manisha Koirala plays one of the leads in it and in the motion poster itself, and she has left a strong mark. Well, SLB will surely present his first heroine Manisha in a fantastic way and we are sure about it. #manishakoirala

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