December 14, 2017

BARC TV Ratings (Impressions)- Week 49, 2017

Ayushmann Khurrana gets a taste of action!

Ayushmann Khurrana has been a poster boy for slice of life films. The actor has delivered huge super-hits with feel-good content cinema like Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The versatile actor is now set to explore the thriller genre through Sriram Raghavan’s untitled next in which he plays a blind piano player and show audiences his action avatar.

December 12, 2017

Govinda spotted at 10th Masala! Awards 2017

The iconic Masala! Awards kicks off its illustrious 10th year in the region, with a company of South Asian cinema’s most recognized stars alongside outstanding achievers from the UAE.

December 11, 2017

Global Advertisers joins hands with Amitabh Bachchan's The Great Leader

India's leading outdoor media agency Global Advertisers has joined hands with Daxana Films to handle the outdoor media hoarding publicity campaign for the upcoming Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan starrer The Great Leader.

December 05, 2017

If Rishi Kapoor is complimenting, I must've done something right, says Preetisheel Singh

You have received abundant praise for your work as a make-up and prosthetics artiste in films like Bajirao Mastani, Shivaay, Haider, Mom, Hawaizaada, Housefull 3, Rangoon, Brothers, Talwar, Finding Fanny, Parched, Ghayal Once Again and the Tamil film 24. You have even received a National Award for Nanak Shah Fakir. Does this body of work create very high expectations and a pressure to raise the standards with every new project you undertake?
At the back of my mind, it's always ticking... that I got to better my last. And I think that happens with every professional who is sincere to her or his core. That's how you win in the long run. The shorter races don't excite me as much.

After Bajirao Mastani, how does it feel being repeated by Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmavati?
Mr Bhansali has an eye for immaculate detail. Add the stalwart starcast of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor and all the energy along with every powerful actor on the film... that's a lot of pressure too. But that's exactly what kept me going. I deliver in pressure and earning Bhansali Sir's trust is really really encouraging. So any amount of pressure is worth it.

For another upcoming film 102 Not Out, you have designed the looks for Amitabh Bachchan as a 102-year-old man, with Rishi Kapoor playing his 75-year-old son. Was it tough to make them look like father and son?
Tough would be an understatement here. More so, since both the actors are legendary. I was a baby when they were shining bright and they are still ruling hearts globally. So yes, you got to toughen up and think beyond the aura they exude. Getting deep into the respective characters felt like a duty, because I knew their talent will only take the work we put in much higher. Plus, at their age and stature, it takes a lot of patience to sit and allow so much make-up to happen and then go out and perform. It's commendable and inspiring. Compared to their perseverance, my job seems easier.

Recently, Rishi Kapoor even praised you in the media for executing his look of a devout Muslim in Mulk.
Oh, what can I say, but 'Thank you Rishi Sir.' If he is complimenting, then I sure must've done something right. It's really thrilling to be praised by him. Rishi Sir is a gem of a person to work with. Me and my team have had the pleasure to work with him on two films back-to-back and I look forward to keep transforming his looks in the coming future (winks).

Compared to Hollywood flicks, do you think Indian films are finally coming of age regarding make-up and prosthetics? Or are we still far behind?
We have taken strong strides in recent times. People are more aware of prosthetics, but we have a long way to go.

Do you use Indian raw material? Or do you have to rely on foreign products to get the desired effects? Is shortage of quality raw stock the only reason you have set up India's first make-up and prosthetics lab called Da Makeup Lab? Or is there some higher goal and bigger purpose or vision in mind?
To be honest, Da Makeup Lab was born out of necessity and now its growing fast with an aim to set higher standards of make-up and prosthetics for our movies. See, there isn't a proper special-effects material supply shop here. So much so, that it seems our technicians never realized that this could also be a great business opportunity too. Since I can't compromise on quality, I do end up getting 80 percent of my material from abroad. But it would really be a boon if we begin creating and manufacturing our own raw material for make-up and prosthetics. That would make a huge difference to the look and feel of our films.

In the past, Indian films have often portrayed ghosts in quite a tacky manner. But you changed that with your recent film House Next Door. Can you tell us a bit more about what has gone into the ghosts you designed for the movie?
For The House Next Door, it is the first time that we are showing ghosts which don't look artificial. A lot of work has gone into creating looks that are extremely believable, yet convincing for the supernatural genre. Film is a medium of expression and good storytelling. And if I don't do justice to the looks of the characters, it would be really unfair. Eventually, I would want Hollywood to be looking at an Indian film and be baffled by the professionalism in the make-up designs executed by us. That would be an achievement.

In a short span, you have already emerged a market leader in your field. Any plans of moving to Hollywood?
C'mon, don't spoil me! I have a long way to go and have so much more to learn. I'd love to learn more advanced and newer techniques and implement them in India. Imagine a day when Hollywood can look up in awe at Bollywood... what a day that would be.

November 30, 2017

BARC TV Ratings (Impressions)- Week 47, 2017

Nikhil Dwivedi spotted at the private airport with Salman Khan!


Now where the Airport looks are more of a thing the star actor, Nikhil Dwivedi was also spotted at the private airport this morning. The actor was seen stepping out of his royal ride and made a quick appearance for the pap's standing outside. His car was followed by none other than Salman Khan and it was definitely a surprise to all

In terms of his Airport look, Nikhil chose to keep it casual with a blue T-shirt and denim jeans, he paired his outfit with a military jacket completing his comfy look for the airport.

November 24, 2017

OMG! Beyhadh actor Piyush Sahdev arrested on charges of rape

Piyush Sahdev, who did the shows like Devanshi, Beyhadh, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, Ghar Ek Sapnaa, Geet, Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya has been arrested by Mumbai Police.

November 20, 2017

Namish Taneja meets 51 fans across the country

Namish Taneja, who is currently seen in 'Ikyawann' has come up with an innovative idea to promote his show. The actor is now on a mission to meet his Ikyawann (51) die-hard fans across the globe.

The actor is not a tech savvy and is not so active on social media. However, he always tries his best to keep his fans posted via networking sites.

Bhumi Pednekar turns cover girl for India Today Woman!

Actress Bhumi Pednekar looks ravishing as she turns cover girl for India Today Woman’s latest issue!

November 10, 2017

Gautam Rode got robbed off his shoes in Mauritius!

The cast of Aksar 2 including Gautam Rode shot for the film in the beautiful locales of Mauritius. The actor is spiritual and during his free time decided to pay a visit to a local temple. You won’t believe that while he was at the temple, someone stole his footwear and disappeared!

November 09, 2017

Sunaina Shukla to play a colorful role in 'Kunwara Hai Par Hamara Hai'..

The pretty actress Sunaina Shukla, who did the shows like Chandrakanta, Sankat Mochan Hanumaan, Ajab Gajab - Ghar Jamai and Baal Krishna etc is all set to embark on a new journey with Big Magic's upcoming show 'Kunwara Hai Par Hamara Hai'..

I just want the audience to be at the edge of their seats when they watch the film, says Aksar 2 Director Ananth Mahadevan

 All set to unravel on the 17th of November, Aksar 2 has already garnered immense appreciation with the launch of the two trailers and its music. The movie has won praises for the chemistry between the star cast, the music and its mysterious story line.

BARC TV Ratings (Impressions)- Week 44, 2017

October 31, 2017

Mystery behind the Kaal Bhairav Temple - myth or reality?

We have always been cautious of visiting certain places or doing certain chores post sunset. Have you ever wondered why? Have you heard of a place no one dares to visit post sunset? Where the wrath of Gods punishes innocent humans? Where fear breeds and grows even after centuries have passed by?

Surveen Chawla to be honoured for her contribution to Punjabi cinema!

Surveen Chawla will be felicitated by the Chandigarh government for her contribution to Punjabi cinema at an event scheduled on November 1.

October 30, 2017

Sushant Singh Rajput delivers an inspiring talk at Algebra!!

The posterboy of achieving the great Indian dream, Sushant Singh Rajput, was recently invited to speak at a special session at an arts and culture club called Algebra.

October 29, 2017

Abhijeet Sawant sings for a Gujarati film 'Hu Tara Ishq Maa'

Singer Abhijeet Sawant, who rose to fame as a winner of the first Indian Idol, is back with his soulful voice. Abhijeet has lent his voice to the Gujarati flick “Hu Tara Ishq Maa” Party Anthem under the production of Blue Diamond Production House, which is released by V Music. It’s a party number where you can’t just go off the beat. Abhijeet has sung “Yaaron Ke Yaar” Penned by Dilip Rawal and Music directed by Varun Likhate a Hindi track in the Gujarati Movie featuring debutant Suraj Kumar and actress Priya Soni.

October 23, 2017

Siddharth and Nandini get married on Esselvisions' Vani Rani..

After a lot of drama Esselvisions’ popular show 'Vani Rani' on &TV, the viewers will get to witness some happy moments ahead. The head-over-heels in love couple Nandini (Niyaa Sharma) and Siddharth (Rahulram Manchanda) will soon take their relationship to the next level.

Till now we have seen, with the help of Adi (Jitendra Nokewal), Nandini managed to run away from her house with Siddharth. Now in the forthcoming episodes of the show, they will take their nuptial vows in the presence of Siddharth's family.

BARC Ratings (Impressions)- Week 41, 2017

October 16, 2017

Prema Mehta to enter 'Ishq Mein Marjawan'

Yash A Patnaik's recently launched show 'Ishq Mein Marjawan' will soon witness a new entry. We heard, the model-turned-actress Prema Mehta, has been roped in to play a prominent role in the show.

October 13, 2017

After 'Suit Suit', Guru Randhwa's 'Ban Ja Rani recreated for 'Tumhari Sulu'

Singing sensation Guru Randhawa’s mammoth chartbuster, “Suit Suit”, when recreated for “Hindi Medium”, became even bigger than before.

October 11, 2017

Adi to disguise himself in Vani Rani!

Jitendra Nokewal, who is currently seen as Adi in Esselvisions’ popular daily Vani Rani will disguise himself as a Sardar..

October 10, 2017

DD to disguise himself in Naamkaran!

Talented actor Jahaan Arora, who is currently seen as DD in Guruodev Bhalla and Dhaval Gada's Naamkarann on Star Plus is going to don a new avatar in the show.

October 08, 2017

#FirstLook : Sarah Ali Khan in Kedarnath..

The month long first schedule of Kedarnath is complete having shot in the most divine locations of the temple town. Abhishek Kapoor (fondly called Gattu), has now moved base to good ol’ Mumbai. He along with team KriArj are now looking forward to preparations for one of the biggest launching for Sara Ali Khan, as its her debut film. The film also stars Sushant Singh Rajput.

"Its been an incredible schedule.. exhausting and exhilarating.. shooting in the mountains is never easy especially when its on a yatra and the weather changes constantly but thankfully the mountain god has blessed our shoot and its wrapped as per schedule,” smiled Abhishek Kapoor the director of this pilgrimage of love and also its co-producer.

October 07, 2017

#BiggBoss11 : Priyank Sharma slapped Akash Dadlani, kicked out from the house..

Vikas Gupta and Akash Dadlani got into an ugly fight after the latter addressed &TV's ex-programming head 'gay'. While Akash was questioning Vikas's sexuality, Priyank Sharma jumped into the fight.

October 04, 2017

When MS Dhoni's real and reel dad met!

Anupam Kher who played Dhoni's father in his biopic was in Ranchi to promote his upcoming film Ranchi Diaries, and then veteran actor caught up with Captain Cool and his father, Pan Singh, and the trio had a gala time!

Actors of Bose-Dead/Alive earlier essayed the same roles..

ALTBalaji's Bose- Dead/Alive boasts of a stellar critically acclaimed star cast to essay the roles of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.  Ironically, the actors namely Sanjay Gurbaxani (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru) Surendra Rajan (Mahatma Gandhi) have actually essayed the roles of Nehru and Gandhi in the past making them connoisseurs of the same. Acclaimed Actor Sanjay Gurbaxani played Jawaharlal Nehru in Begum Jaan starring Vidya Balan in 2017. Whereas, Surendra Rajan played Gandhi in Gandhi: the Silent Gun, a short film and The Legend of Bhagat Singh.

Call Bollywood : Answer to all entertainment questions!


The Prime Minister’s ‘Digital India’ campaign has taken a fillip with the common man taking interest in the digitization of services and products around him. Aimed at facilitating hiring for the entertainment industry Binoculars Media Pvt. Ltd. has launched an app and website by the name Call Bollywood. India has the largest film industry and the third largest television industry in the world.

It has a vibrant music sector, art and publishing industries and many more creative domains that are purely talent-driven. And in such a vast and growing talent-dependent market, there is a need of a talent aggregator that bridges the demand-supply gap. Actors, models, singers, dancers, bands, DJs, photographers, stylists and artists across a vast spectrum of categories can build, manage and promote their portfolios. The app allows them to get accessed by thousands of industry recruiters and get offers in real-time.

“Call Bollywood is likely to bridge the gap between the talent seekers and the talent and everyone will find the intuitive framework very useful. So far hiring in the media, entertainment, creative & art space has been exceptionally vibrant, and yet very unorganized and obsolete. In a way, the entertainment sector sees significantly higher recruitment activity than any other sector because unlike the corporate space where people get employed with a single organization for years, artists are very fast-moving and get employed only for a few days or weeks at a time depending on the nature of the project. This increases the overall hiring-velocity of the entire industry and every artist is engaged by not one but numerous recruiters in say one year’s time. The number of recruitment transactions we are talking about is unimaginable, especially when we take regional cinema, television, and advertising also into consideration. Given this diverse and intense hiring dynamics, the need for an organized and reliable online platform was very pronounced.” Said co-founder and ad-film and film producer Shekhar Gijare.

Call Bollywood not only helps talent register and showcase themselves but also helps the demand generators like production houses, creative agencies, brands, filmmakers, content producers, publishers, broadcasters, casting directors, modeling agencies, event companies, etc. lay the groundwork to accept talent directly through the platform, and also has a services backend: businesses get their own channels on the app to build potentially in place of their own apps, where they can raise talent requirements, showcase their work, and also talk about the services they offer to drive more sales. Call Bollywood provides the services without charge; it might introduce additional profit-making functions at a later stage.

Bollywood Actor Rajesh Shrigarpure who played Rama Naik in the recently released gangster flick Daddy; is a co-founder of Call Bollywood and speaking on the occasion he said,“The world of glamour attracts people from all walks of life, but everyone doesn’t get the chance to showcase their talent & hence despite being blessed with talent it goes unnoticed. With an estimated 300 million smartphones in use in the country today, we see a huge opportunity. While Delhi and Bangalore seem to have the maximum number of users of the mobile app, there seems to be a paradigm shift in the user-base from the metros to the tier-2 cities as well. Unlike the corporate sector where talent-hiring and professional networking are extremely organized and tech-enabled, hiring in the entertainment sector is still very obsolete. Our angel investors found the business model of Call Bollywood compelling and realized quickly that the company was addressing a very real and very vast unmet demand. Right now the platform is free for all; we plan to monetize it after some time.”

 

October 03, 2017

My name did not change after marriage : Vidya Balan

Shortly after completing the shoot of “Tumhari Sulu”, Neha Dhupia, who plays Maria, Sulu’s radio boss, invited her co-star and new friend, Vidya Balan on her much – discussed celebrity show, “No Filter Neha”.

The conversation between the two was as fun, no-holds barred and uncensored as it could get.

When asked if a “shaadi” had any “side effects”, Vidya said, “I don’t think I’ve experienced any. My name did not change. I didn’t let it. My address changed, for the better. I’d never lived with anyone before so I wondered how it would be to share the same space, but we’re quite alike, so it’s fun.”

#BiggBoss11 Day 2 Synopsis : Contestants feel the nomination heat..


Barely two days into the Bigg Boss house and contestants have started to reveal their true self. The day starts with Hina Khan and Benafsha Soonawala getting a surprise true Bigg Boss way! Bringing in their birthday with strangers, Hina and Benafsha are treated to a grand birthday cake.

As the day progresses, Hina Khan is tasked with mopping the floor. In true kaam-wali-bai style, Hina takes on the responsibility of cleaning the bathroom with a pocha – what a day to celebrate your birthday!

Namish Taneja confirms his relationship..

Namish Taneja, who soon be seen in the upcoming show 'Ikyawann' real-life love story is much more romantic than the daily soaps he has acted in. The dashing actor was accussed by fans for hiding his relationship status as finally opened up about matters of the heart.

"Yes, I am in a serious relationship. For the past six years I am dating Aanchal Sharma," affirmed the actor.

September 27, 2017

Rohit Shetty in Golmaal Again’s title track!

The makers released Golmaal Again’s title track recently and boy has it taken the internet by storm! Featuring the boy gang of Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Shreyas Talpade as well as the beautiful Parineeti Chopra and boss like Tabu, this peppy track has been shot with over 2800 people in tow including the technicians.

The catchy tunes muddled with the spectacular showcase of a colourful carnival and of course Rohit Shetty’s signature flashy cars, the title track totally catches your fancy! But what the audience may not have noticed is the person driving Arshad Warsi’s Audi is none other than Rohit Shetty himself!

September 26, 2017

OMG! It took 4 months to design Shahid Kapoor’s costumes for Padmavati..

While Deepika Padukone stole hearts with her ethereal costumes in the first look of Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor’s look too has become the talk of the town with his lavish regalia, fit body and full beard.

Dandiya is a fun way of keeping fit : Rahulram Manchanda

Rahulram Manchanda, who is currently seen as an underdog in Essel Vision's 'Vani Rani' played dandiya for the first time and feels it's utterly contagious.
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