T-Series launches another Youtube Sensation (04:56 PM April 23rd)
Songs form a crucial part of any Hindi film and songs like 'Tum Hi Ho
' or 'Chammak Challo
' are still a rage in India. UK-based artist and producer Arjun has been named a YouTube sensation after consistently releasing hit remixes and mash ups of Bollywood songs for the past few years. India's leading music company, T-Series, took Arjun on board this year and will release his next single under their banner on April 23.
His next release is an English Mix of 'Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse
' originally sung by Arijit Singh from the T-Series catalogue and will be released on the T-Series official YouTube channel on April 23. The song teaser was released on April 17, and it has already been making waves, with 300,000 views on YouTube in just four days. This version of 'Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse
' is a soft romantic track depicting both the happiness and the pain a person experiences in love. This R&B version is written, composed and sung by Arjun himself, who has racked up nearly 30 million views on YouTube, including several remixes of songs owned by T-Series themselves, such as 'Tum Hi Ho
', 'Teri Meri
' and 'Chammak Challo
Neeraj Kalyan, President of T-Series said, "It has always been our endeavor to offer conducive platforms for nurturing young and new talent and Arjun is just another step in that direction. The 30 sec teaser of the song launched last week has received overwhelming response and we are looking forward to the single release this week and hope it will receive larger audience acceptance globally."
Manan Singhi, Head of Music Partnerships for YouTube, South Asia, adds, "It's exciting to see new and young talent being discovered by leading labels on YouTube in India. Many talented performers are beginning their journey as singers and musicians on YouTube and have become mainstream stars in their own right. Arjun and T-Series latest endeavor is a fine example of this trend."
Commenting on his next single Arjun said, "As a musician hailing from the UK who creates a fusion of eastern and western music, I am really happy to have signed a deal with India's largest and most forward-thinking record company. I was extremely excited when I got a call from T-Series, telling me that they wanted to take me on board. I want to really push boundaries as a non play-back artist and make music that appeals to an international audience, while staying true to my roots. 'Kabhi Jo Baadal
' is one of my favourite Bollywood songs of recent years and I was keen to create my own interpretation of the track. I have tried to keep the production organic, with mostly piano, guitars and strings, in order to bring out the classic melody of the original song. The response to the teaser has been amazing, so I am very excited to release the full track."
T-Series will release Arjun's album under their banner in later this year.
Raja Natwarlals trailer to release with Salmans Kick (04:31 PM April 23rd)
After a title change and the first look of the film garnered a lot of attention, Emraan Hashmi starrer Raja Natwarlal
is all set to give a glimpse of it during the occasion of Eid. The trailer of Raja Natwarlal
is slated to be attached to the Salman - Jacqueline starrer Kick.
Planning to cash on the popularity of the stars of the masses, Salman and Emraan, this decision has been taken by the production house UTV to ensure double treat for the fans on the auspicious day of Eid. Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a con-artist who pulls of some intelligent heists in this crime thriller. The film has been shot in varied locations like Mumbai, Dharamshala and Cape Town.
Directed by Kunal Deshmukh, Raja Natwarlal
also stars Paresh Rawal, Humaima Malik and Kay Kay Menon.Sidharth Malhotra is Vikramadityas Bhavesh Joshi (01:03 PM April 23rd)
After the critically acclaimed Lootera
, Vikramaditya Motwane was thrilled about working with Gen-next star Imran Khan for his upcoming film Bhavesh Joshi
. However, the actor who is on a break as his wife is pregnant with their first baby, had to be replaced by Sidharth Malhotra.
Recently, Imran expressed his unhappiness over quitting Motwane's film as he had to take a break for taking care of his wife Avantika and his baby. However, now, we hear that Sidharth will be filling in for the lead role. Apparently, Vikramaditya planned to rope in the actor after he was impressed with his performance in Hasee Toh Phasee
Sidharth will be joining the shooting schedule of the film post his New York vacation.Sangeeta Bijlani to make comeback with Onirs next (12:56 PM April 23rd)
The glamorous actress of the 90s, Sangeeta Bijlani vanished from the world of Bollywood post her marriage to the then popular cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. The actress, who was recently spotted making public appearances with her ex- boyfriend Salman Khan's family, will now be returning to silver screen with award winning director Onir's next.
Agreeing to the fact that Sangeeta indeed will be making a comeback with his film, Onir said, "She will be playing the role of a fashion patron. Apart from her, there will be four other leads in the film which will include two newcomer male leads, yet another actress and a French actor. The rest of the details are yet to be finalized and I'll be soon flying to Delhi to complete the casting."
Directed and produced by Onir, the film is slated to go on floor in June.Monica Dogra Casey Legler play lesbian couple in Relapse (11:04 AM April 23rd)
The multi talented Monica Dogra, who debuted with Kiran Rao's Dhobi Ghat
is now all set to star in a 12 minute English short film named Relapse
. This film will also feature the model Casey Legler, who shot to fame as a male model, despite being born a female.
, which will be directed by Rosie Haiber and produced by Film Independent, talks about a story of two (lesbian) women whose marriage fall apart when Legler's character decides to undergo a sex change operation to become a man! Talking about the film, Monica said she was thrilled to be a part of a film that portrayed the LGBT community in a realistic manner. She added that she had no inhibitions during a sexually explicit scene which required her to kiss Casey.
will be premiering at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival in June.Sabbir Khan casts 21 newcomers in Heropanti (11:02 AM April 23rd)
The very saying 'When the tiger roars...it pours' is all set to be true in Bollywood... the only difference being that the 'Tiger' in question is none other than Tiger Shroff, who is all set to make his debut with the Sabbir Khan directed Heropanti
, with Kriti Sanon playing his lady love.
Besides the lead pair, Sabbir went onto cast 21 new artistes, with an intention that he did not want the lead pair to feel conscious while shooting with the senior artistes. Talking about it he said that since Heropanti
required a certain amount of freshness, he cast so many newcomers. He added that after watching the edited version, he was confident that his decision wasn't a mistake.
It's also learnt that Tiger Shroff will be performing in front on a live audience on International Dance Day, which falls on April 29. Besides his performance, he will also pick up a handful of students through social networking sites, teach them a few steps and will perform with them at a mall in Mumbai.Sajid Nadiadwala to host grand party to celebrate Highway and 2 States success (10:50 AM April 23rd)
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala who is in Warsaw shooting with Salman Khan for his directorial debut Kick
is maha-kicked by the opening reports of his new production 2 States
He now plans a very big celebration bash for the twin success this year of his Highway
and now 2 States
Speaking from Warsaw Sajid said, "By the grace of God this has so far been a fantastic year for my production house. When we produced Highway
, Imtiaz Ali and I planned it as a small experimental quickie while we waited for Ranbir Kapoor's dates later during this year. How were we to know Highway
would be such a success?! It is one of my proudest achievements. And now I hear roaring reports of 2 States
! So it's a double triumph for Alia Bhatt from our production house."
Sajid hopes the streak of luck continues this year for his production house. "We've Tiger Shroff's launch film coming up next. We hope it does for Tiger what Hero
has done for his father Jackie Shroff."
In the meanwhile there is a mega-bash being planned for this week when Sajid returns from his current schedule from Warsaw.
We can tell you now that it would be a lavish party attended by all the three Khan superstars Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan.
Says a source close to Sajid, "The preparations are already on. Sajid wants to celebrate the twin successes of Highway
and 2 States
when he returns to Mumbai this week. All of his friends, the Khans, Bhatts, and Kapoors would be attending."Ajay Devgn pushes release of Action Jackson (10:43 AM April 23rd)
Prabhu Dheva's Ajay Devgn-Sonakshi Sinha starrer has been postponed to an undecided date. According to sources, it may even be released early next year.
Prabhu who has almost completed the shooting says there is no hurry to release the film. "We were supposed to come in June with Akshay Kumar's film Holiday
. Then we decided against pitching our film with another biggie. Now we're releasing after Singham 2
which is coming in August."
When asked about the date Prabhu says, "We haven't decided yet. We are in no hurry to release. I've completed 80 percent of the shooting. I am now working on the post-production and I am also finishing the script for my next film with Akshay Kumar in the lead."
Apparently, Ajay has asked the producers to space out the release date between Singham 2
and Action Jackson
, both being action-dominated films.
Says a source, "Ajay has never believed in glutting the market with releases. At the same time he is also not looking at a confrontational situation. He took on Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan
when he released his film Son Of Sardaar
on the same day. The confrontation caused only bitterness and confusion."Rani Mukerji weds Aditya Chopra in Italy (07:01 PM April 22nd)
Finally, there’s clarity on the relationship status of Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji. The Yash Raj Films (YRF) head honcho and actress exchanged vows in a small affair held in Italy Monday, said an official announcement. “We are happy to announce that Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji got married last night. The wedding was a […]Salman Khan frenzy hits Warsaw, Poland (06:51 PM April 22nd)
From being followed by fans everywhere to getting wide media coverage – the filming of Bollywood film “Kick”, which stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles, has generated frenzy in the Polish capital. Director Sajid Nadiadwala, who is shooting the film’s climax here, had no inkling people would react like that when […]I have not divided Bollywood: Narendra Modi (06:41 PM April 22nd)
BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday refuted allegations that Bollywood was getting divided because of him. “I am not very familiar with Bollywood. I did meet some people after I became chief minister but that was purely for occupational reasons, though everybody is entitled to their views,” Modi told ABP News in an interview. […]Ayushmann becomes father to baby girl (01:59 PM April 22nd)
Being one of the youngest fathers in B-town, Ayushmann Khuranna turned second time lucky and this time, it's a baby girl for the actor.
His wife delivered the little angel on Monday and Ayushmann is too excited about becoming a father once again. The thrilled actor stated that his bundle of joy will now teach him to be more compassionate. While Ayushmann is juggling between the shoot schedules of three major films with big banners like YRF and JA Entertainment, the actor maintained that his kids will be staying back with his wife and her parents at Chandigarh as this would prove more feasible.Deepika Padukone to endorse Axis Banks home loans (01:54 PM April 22nd)
Deepika Padukone is someone who had success written all over her career the whole of last year. With the kind of films that she has got in her kitty, one is pretty sure that the history will repeat itself this year as well.
Besides the films, it's also the multitude of brand endorsements that will be keeping this pretty lady busy this year. According to Bollywood Hungama
's reliable sources, Deepika Padukone is now all set to be the brand ambassador of Axis Bank's home loans.
The official announcement of the same is awaited.Fugly Official Trailer (09:00 PM April 21st)
Starring Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh and Arfi Lamba. Director: Kabir Sadanand Producer: Ashvini Yardi and Alka Bhatia B.A. PASS – Official Movie TrailerGippi – Official Movie Trailer Aurangzeb – Theatrical TrailerEk Thi Daayan – Official Movie TrailerInkaar Trailer – Arjun Rampal, Chitrangda Singh Rowdy Rathore – Official Movie TrailerFilmistaan Official Trailer (08:59 PM April 21st)
Produced by: Shyam Shroff, Balkrishna Shroff, Subhash Choudhary Shaila Tanna and Siddharth Roy Kapur Directed by: Nitin Kakkar In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wannabe actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a star. However, at every audition he is summarily thrown out. Undeterred, he goes with an American crew to […]Salman Khan's father launches Narendra Modi's Urdu website (08:28 PM April 17th)
The Urdu version of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s official website was launched here Wednesday by Salim Khan, noted writer and father of Bollywood actor Salman Khan. “The website in Urdu is an excellent initiative. Urdu is a beautiful language, which has evolved in India, and I am extremely happy that this innovative idea […]My years in movies help me as politician: Hema Malini (08:25 PM April 17th)
Actress Hema Malini, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, says her years of toil in the film industry have helped her survive as a politician. “All my years in movies – all the hard work, tough outdoor schedules, long hours – have all helped me in my new avatar as politician! […]It was great to be directed by Anurag Kashyap: Karan Johar (08:19 PM April 17th)
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who will be seen acting in his first full-fledged role in “Bombay Velvet”, says it was great to work under Anurag Kashyap’s direction in the film. The shooting of the movie is almost over with just a day’s shoot left. “It was great to be directed by Anurag. Most of my scenes […]Shah Rukh Khan is my role model for film marketing: Varun Dhawan (07:29 AM April 14th)
Varun Dhawan, who went all out for the publicity of his latest release “Main Tera Hero”, says superstar Shah Rukh Khan is his role model when it comes to film marketing. “My role model for marketing films is Shah Rukh Khan. He is unbelievable. Look at how he marketed ‘Chennai Express’, said Varun. In “Main […]Dr. Cabbie '“ Movie Trailer (12:06 PM April 13th)
‘Dr.Cabbie’ a film directed by Jean-Francois Poulliot featuring Vinay Virmani, Lilette Dubey, Adrianne Palicki, Kunal Nayyar, Mircea Monroe, Rizwan Manji, Chris Diamantopoulos & Isabelle Kaif. The movie is produced by FirstTake Entertainment & Caramel Films. B.A. PASS – Official Movie TrailerGippi – Official Movie Trailer Akshay Kumar Plays Himself To Launch Best Friend’s SonAurangzeb – […]Heropanti '“ Trailer | Tiger Shroff (12:02 PM April 13th)
Sixty six years since India became free, but are we still free to love, to choose our own life really? Rising from present India in the conflicting era of shining modernity and deep-rooted archaic traditions, in the era of big city versus small towns, comes a love story sealed with an impossible fate. The story […]Shahrukh Khan appointed goodwill ambassador for South Korea (10:10 AM April 13th)
Actor Shahrukh Khan who was appointed as the goodwill ambassador for South Korea by Korean envoy to India Joonngyu Lee in Gurgaon. Shahrukh Khan with wife Gauri Khan at TOIFA CeremonyShahrukh Khan, Gauri Khan on the Cover of Hello! magazineAfter intense films ‘Chennai Express’ nice change: Shahrukh KhanShahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai rocked the stage at […]Katrina Kaif awestruck by Lucknowi bridal look (09:35 AM April 13th)
Actress Katrina Kaif, who flaunts four Indian bridal looks for an ad, says she liked the Lucknowi avatar the most for its elegance and minimal yet glamorous look. In the new mango drink Slice Swayaamvar commercials, Katrina is seen in four bridal avatars, which were designed by well-known designer Anaita Shroff Adajania. The commercials highlight […]I will be owning the Mumbai Football franchise: Ranbir Kapoor (09:31 AM April 13th)
Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, who will be owning the Mumbai franchise in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL), said he was looking to translating his passion for the sport into development activity. Ranbir has tied up with investment banker Bimal Parekh to co-own the Mumbai franchise of the eight-city league that will be played during […]Mika sings title track of 'Mission Sapne' for free (06:18 AM April 11th)
Singer Mika Singh, who will be seen as a tea vendor in the new show “Mission Sapne”, has also crooned its title track without charging anything for it. Mika will play a tea vendor and support a common man’s dreams. He has also lent his voice for the title track titled “Sach hone ko hai […]My mother inspires my style: Deepika Padukone (06:12 AM April 11th)
Model-turned-actress Deepika Padukone, who can give her contemporaries a run for their money when it comes to style, says her style statement is “simple” and “elegant” like her mother Ujjala. “In my growing up years, my mother was my style icon and she still is. She is someone who has influenced my style a lot,” […]'Main Tera Hero' collects 38 Crore in first week (06:11 AM April 11th)
Bollywood film “Main Tera Hero”, directed by David Dhawan, has collected a whopping Rs.38.48 crore in its first week. The movie released April 4 in Indian theatres and has managed to mint over Rs.35 crore, said a statement. Featuring actors Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'cruz and Nargis Fakhri, the movie is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. […]I am playing the lead in 'Shuddhi' '“ Karan Johar (11:59 AM April 10th)
Filmmaker Karan Johar is furious over reports related to the cast of his production venture 'śShuddhi'ť. Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor were finalised as the lead pair of the film, but later Hrithik announced that he is not a part of it anymore. Karan says a news report that the 'śKrrish 3'ť star is asking […]Nobody will marry me after watching 'Revolver Rani': Kangna Ranaut (11:56 AM April 10th)
Actress Kangna Ranaut, who will be seen in a bold performance in “Revolver Rani”, says nobody will marry her after watching this film. “Nobody is going to marry me after watching this film… I can give it to you in writing,” Kangna told reporters during the press conference for the film. The actress, whose recent […]'Revolver Rani' is B grade entertainment: Producer (11:53 AM April 10th)
Filmmaker-producer Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is now busy promoting “Revolver Rani”, says its a complete B grade entertainment. “I have seen ‘Revolver Rani’ three to four times during editing and whenever I see it, I find something new in it. Yeh ek classic ki nishaai hai (It is a sign of a classic). Its a B […]