December 29, 2017

BARC TV Ratings (Impressions)- Week 51, 2017

Banning condom ads is a self-defeating move: Karan Oberoi

The long going debate over the telecast of condom advertisements came to an end after the information and broadcasting ministry banned its airing between 6 am and 10 pm. The decision, which is being considered to be regressive and counterproductive, was taken in view of the children who might get negatively influenced by the sexually explicit content. However, Karan Oberoi totally condemns the decision thereby considering it ‘unthoughtful’.

Twinkle Khanna’s Cousin Karan Kapadia To Make His Debut In 2018

Dimple Kapadia nephew’s Karan is all set to make his debut in 2018. Karan, the youngest member of the Kapadia family is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Tony Dsouza and Vishal Rana’s untitled film. 

December 27, 2017

All About Spring Batch..

What is Batch processing?
It is the processing mode, which involves execution of series of automated complex jobs without user interaction. It process handles bulk data and runs for a long time.

December 20, 2017

Tusshar Kapoor celebrates Christmas with the kids..

Smile foundation had the most amazing Santa Claus come down to them to celebrate the festival of happiness. The Golmaal actor, Tusshar Kapoor had an amazing time with the beautiful kids. The celebration started with a Puja. Tusshar being one of the humble soul started interacting with the Children.

December 18, 2017

Sidhartha Mallya in creation mode?

Looks like actor Sidhartha Mallya has dug his head deep into a brand new project which he is believed to be creating from scratch. As per industry whispers, Sid is apparently working on creating a dynamic international series dedicated to the inner workings of a powerful and complicated Indian business family. In addition to creative, he is believed to also be starring in it.

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.
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