16 September, 2013

Neetu Singh in action in ‘Besharam’

The queen of her times, Neetu Singh has entered a space that is very new for the actress – action.

Neetu Singh has always had a huge fan following for her romantic, comedy or intense roles

Now for her upcoming film with her son and husband, Besharam, which is the most massy film, the actress will be seen doing a lot of action scenes.

Neetu Singh steps out of her comfort zone and takes to action. She has more action sequences than Ranbir in Besharam.

She will be seen using guns in the film. The script demanded her to do this and the actress did not have a problem doing this for the film

Neetu will surprise everyone with her action scenes

In fact she had a different experience altogether and had a great time while shooting for this film.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/neetu-singh-action-besharam

Esha Gupta misses Sir Elton John’s concert

Esha Gupta, who is a big fan of Sir Elton John’s music was very keen on attending the musician’s concert in London.The actress, had booked tickets and made all the required arrangements to be a part of the concert.
Unfortunately, Esha Gupta had to cancel her plan , due to last minute costume trials and preparation work on her next film, Hamshakal opposite Saif Ali Khan.

The actress was very excited for the concert but she had to call off all her plans and give away her passes to her friends to attend and enjoy the concert.

Esha, who shoots in London for her next film had decided to leave at an earlier date to be able to make it for the most awaited concert.

However, work commitments and professionalism of the actress upset all her plans. She hopes to be able to attend the concert next time.

Esha Gupta says, ‘I’m a big fan of Sir Elton John and it’s disappointing that I couldn’t attend the concert. Hopefully, I’ll get to watch him perform another time.’

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com

Stunning Shraddha Kapoor on the Grazia Cover

Aarohi turns winter diva.

She shows us styling for upcoming winter.

The actress, Shraddha Kapoor, tasted success with her film Aashiqui 2.

The actress is on September’s cover of Grazia magazine in Scottish checks and Baroque jewels.

Shraddha Kapoor looks absolutely stunning on both the covers.

There is surely a buzz around this girl.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/shraddha-kapoor-stunning-grazia-cover/

Young guns of Bollywood ‘Suited Up’

Contrary to the big stars – Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan who are more casually dressed at events..

The younger generation seem to swear by their suits.

The young guns of Bollywood have been sporting the formal attire at events these days.The trend is usually followed in Hollywood, However if the fashion-ista’s closely observe Bollywood actors are sporting suits these days.

Imran Khan who is one of the most stylish actor among the young lot, swears by his suits. He has often even gone on record saying that dressing up in formals is the easiest and most fashionable.

He reasons that while one is adorning a suit you have everything put together, already in place and you just have to wear it.

Sidharth Malhotra, has also often been sported in his formal avatar. He has the charm of the boy next door and yet, when he is dressed in a suit his personality gets more pronounced.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/young-guns-bollywood-suited-up/

Priyanka Chopra seeks Lord Ganesha’s darshan

It was a surge of Bollywood artistes to attend the aarti at Andheri Cha Raja.

Like she does every year, Priyanka Chopra came for aarti at Andheri cha Raja.

This year she came before the release of her new film Krish 3.

Shabab Sabri came to take blessings and he sang two bhajans devoted to Lord Ganesha.

Murli Sharma attended the aarti directly from shoot.

15 September, 2013

Grand Masti - Bollywood Film Review

Grand Masti comes from the makers of Masti (2004), and ever since its initial promos it was projected as an adult comedy film, and so it is.

It isn’t expected to be a family film. Though the comedy at times falls much below our expectations. Simply put, most of the times it is cheap humour.

Take for instance, even the first part – Masti wasn’t appreciated by the family audience or the classes. This one too would be lapped up by the masses. Especially the Indian audience, maybe because there have never been Bollywood adult comedies before which can be equated or compared with.

It is a bit surprising that Deshmukh Junior and Vivek Oberoi signed for such ‘adult comedy’ which in its conclusion, is much below the ideal or broadly adult comedy levels.

Grand Masti is about three ex-students of a college – Amar, Prem and Meet (Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi respectively) and it begins with them teaching their juniors how to have a good time at college. Like for example ‘A’ stands for – and then the camera zooms into the girls’ backside, ‘B’ stands for – and the camera zooms to woman’s chest.

Amar, Prem and Meet are married, but not satisfied with their sex life. The problem with these married men is that their wives give more attention to their family, the kids and their work.

- See more pics and full review at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/grand-masti

12 September, 2013

Rozlyn Khan's visit to the India Parliament

Rozlyn Khan visits parliament in a transparent, white shirt

Rozlyn khan who is known as Savita bhabhi, never let go an opportunity to surprise her fans. 

Recently Rozlyn Khan visited the Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhavan wearing white transparent shirt. 

Sexy siren  Rozlyn turned quit a few heads in Parliament but also stole the show from our Netas. Now we will think what Rozlyn doing at parliament , she joining congress party ? “Lets see what will happen and  no one invited me, I just came randomly, just to meet parliamentarians.  I want to see how leaders are working” says Rozlyn Khan .  

When asked about the rape case by media  and her quote about castration, she said... “The biggest problem in India is safety of a woman. There is no fear of law and system among goons...Rapists should be punished in such a manner that it becomes a lesson for others”.

Let’s wait and watch what is next after parliament..

Black Home - Hindi film - Music launch and first look pictures

Chitrashi Rawat of Chak De India fame

Akshay Hariharan

Mr and Mrs Wadkar

R. Hariharan

11 September, 2013

Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nimrat Kaur feature in ‘The Lunch Box’

After achieving rave reviews and accolades at Cannes, ‘The LunchBox’ takes it one step forward by holding a screening for Asia Society on the 15th of September in Mumbai. The screening would be held at 12 noon and would be followed by Q&A and lunch.

With ace actors like Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nimrat Kaur featuring in the movie, ‘The Lunch
Box’ has become a brand in itself.

The three shining talents along with the director Ritesh  Batra would be adding that extra flavor to the screening.

After Karan Johar joined ‘The LunchBox’ team, an additional ambitious talent was attached to the film.

The studio has garnered huge critical acclaim for its diverse ventures from D-Day to Haunted and its upcoming project  ‘Mickey Virus’ has already created an enthusiastic audience awaiting its release.

The studio's recent venture ‘The LunchBox’ as well has performed brilliantly, way before its release.

DHYAAS (Marathi film) music launched

The music of 3D stereoscopic film “DHYAAS” based on Circus, launched this week in the presence of the chief guests Shri Yashwant Deo and Shri Kiran Shantaram. the veterans have praised the music after seeing the glimpse of the songs at the event.

Shri Yashwant Deo said that he was really impressed that in todays generation he could hear that melodious music where he could even hear each word of the songs. Shri Shantaram Saheb blessed Mandaar Shinde the director for his first 3D film shot in Dolby Atmos to be super hit.

The director of the film Mandaar Shinde was present along with cast and crew.

The film has been shot in Chennai and Thailand, the music is by Lahu-Madhav and the the singers are Asha Bhonsle, Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Kunal Ganjawala…

The above mentioned singers have sung for Marathi films earlier but this film is the first Marathi film where all these playback singers have come together.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/dhyaas-marathi-film-music-launched

French actress Nathalie Baye as jury for Mumbai Film Fest

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Bruce Beresford to head international Competition Jury
Asghar Farhadi to head India Gold 2013 competition jury

International competition jury members include Nathalie Baye Masato Harada, Konkana Sen Sharma
India Gold competition jury include Jill Bilcock, Waris Hussein, Siddiq Barmak, Roger Garcia
As the buzz builds up to the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival, the just-announced list of jury members has raised expectations even further. Featuring a heady mix of some of the finest film makers, actors and connoisseurs, the fest is set to be bigger come October.
Heading the International Competition jury as the president will be director Bruce Beresford, whose 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy won the Academy Award for the Best Film.  He was also nominated for Best Director in 1984 for Tender Mercies. This jury also boasts of more world class talents in the French actress Nathalie Baye, multi-faceted artist who has worked with the likes of Godard and Truffaut. There is Masato Harada too, renowned Japanese actor -  director of The Last Samurai fame and our own Konkana Sen Sharma, who’s given us memorable films such as Mr and Mrs Iyer and Omkara.

The India Gold 2013 Competition section jury is equally eminent, with the Academy Award winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi heading the Jury panel as President. By his side will be the man behind the acclaimed film Osama (2004) which won him an Academy award nomination, Siddiq Barmark. More names on this list include acclaimed British actor/director Waris Hussein of Doctor Who and Passage to India fame, Jill Bilcock

(Australian Film Editor and Academy Award nominee for Moulin Rouge) and Roger Garcia, the executive director of the prestigious Hong Kong International Film Festival, film critic and an authority on Asian Cinema.

The 15th Mumbai Film Festival will take place from the 17th – 24, October 2013.

The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival will be held at Metro Cinema and Liberty Cinemas as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Andheri (West) as the satellite venue.  
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/french-actress-nathalie-baye-mumbai-fest/

Vacation’s over for Deepika Padukone

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The actress flies straight to Dubai from her Europe holiday to report to work on her next film

Over the last few days, Deepika Padukone had been spending some blissful moments under the Ibiza sun.

But with work beckoning her, we heard that instead of returning home to India, Dippy flew straight to Dubai.

The actress is part of Farah Khan’s Happy New Year and the rest of the crew had already reached the desert emirate.

Sources from Dubai say that the actress has also been spotted having animated conversations with her co- star Shah Rukh Khan as she apparently caught up with the latest Bollywood gossip from him.

An insider says, “ She’s had a long holiday and Deepika wanted to get back to work soon. Before going for her vacation, she completed some dress rehearsals. For 20 days, she was entirely cut off from all news from the industry.

She had switched off her phone. But now she is raring to go at work and will also fly down to Goa straight from Dubai for her next project with Homi Adajania.” A unit hand says Dippy’s first shot in Dubai will be filmed today and she is spending her spare time catching up with SRK.

“ Dippy sat SRK down and threw a volley of enquiries at him about the fate of their last film together and buzz from the filmi parties.” The actress’ spokesperson confirmed our story.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/vacations-deepika-padukone/

Ranbir Kapoor to dedicate entire month to promote Besharam

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The actor is dedicating the entire month to promote his upcoming film - Besharam.

Looks like Ranbir Kapoor is pulling out all stops to create a buzz around his upcoming film, Besharam. Buzz is that RK is taking a month off to promote the film helmed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap.

Ranbir recently flew back to the country after completing Bombay Velvet’s first schedule on time. Currently, he is shooting for the promotional video for the film with his parents, Neetu and Rishi Kapoor.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/ranbir-kapoor-dedicating-entire-month-promote-besharam

Shilpa Shetty sizzles back at the SFL 24-25 event

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After a small break, actress, Shilpa Shetty was once again spotted accompanying her entrepreneur husband, Raj Kundra at The Super Fight League’s ‘Friday Fight Night’ event held at Filamalaya Studios.

Like always the actress looked gorgeous and received a warm welcome and great applauds from the crowd who looked all delighted to welcome the stunning diva.

Speaking on returning to the SFL arena after a break, Shilpa says, “It was so good to be there, a new location and better setup and the energy was so high with the screaming audiences, cheering for their favorite fighters. It was Great fun!”

The room was filled with the chaotic applauds as she walked in with Raj Kundra. Sister Shamita Shetty, Raghu Ram, Ken Ghosh, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Kanchi Kaul among others were also present at this star studded event.

- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/shilpa-shetty-sizzles-sfl-24-25-event


After debuting into regional cinema with their heart wrenching  Marathi film, 72 Miles Ek Pravas, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi are all set to give their audiences a comical relief with their latest regional venture, a Punjabi heart warmer called ‘Bha Ji in Trouble’.

‘Bha Ji in Trouble’ stars some of Punjab’s most reputed stars Gippy Grewal and Gurpreet Ghuggi who are joined by Sasural Ghenda Phool’s Suhana Raghini Khanna, and veteran actor Om Puri as central characters.

The film is directed by Smeep Kang who has delivered successful hits such as Carry on Jatta and Lucky Di Unlucky Story. The film also sees cricketer Harbajan Singh make a friendly appearance along with Akshay Kumar, who a Punjabi himself, having an extended appearance.

Honing in on the huge success of their first film venture, OMG: Oh My God, and their first Marathi film, the critically acclaimed 72 Miles Ek Pravas, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi have further spearheaded the popularisation of regional cinema with ‘Bha Ji in Trouble’.

More details and pictures at: http://www.filmytown.com/bha-ji-trouble/

State and Bollywood stars at the Auriga Launch in Bandra

Stars shine at Auriga launch

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Mona and Sudhanshu Panday of Veera teleserial fame.
Auriga restaurant launch shines with stars
Actor Ira Dubey hosted the launch of Auriga – the sparkling new restaurant and lounge and welcome induction into the city’s culinary constellation. Located in mid town Mahalaxmi and dressed in utmost futuristic design, all guests present were mesmerised as much with the food and drinks as were they with the architecture and decor.

Kritika Nagpal, the lady behind the star space welcomed all of Ira’s guests with warmth and hospitality. Among those that were wining and dining with the delectable Pan Asian food, there was industrialist Atulya Mafatlal, theatre personality Dolly Thakore, society lady Nisha Jamwala, actor Lillette Dubey, adv couple Arti and Kailash Surendranath, internationally acclaimed designer Gayatri Khanna, Dr.Farhad Taraporewala, Parveen Dusanj and Mansi Joshi.

Gourmet Renaissance 

With dramatic architecture and a scintillating menu that bridges the gap between Asia and the West, Mumbai’s newest lounge-restaurant, Auriga  is a  shining star in the city’s lifestyle skyscape Auriga – which has both Greek and Chinese references –  is the mythological Latin word for ‘charioteer.  It is this pioneering spirit that spurred Kritika Nagpal in choosing it as the name for her restaurant-lounge all set to redefine Mumbai’s lifestyle experience. With a business administration degree in hospitality from ‘Les Roches’, Switzerland and experience in India’s finest hospitality brands, Kritika Nagpal’s maiden venture has the required pedigree to dazzle.

Dramatic Impact

Located in Mumbai’s chic Famous Studio Lane at Mahalaxmi, Auriga beckons with a subtly stunning turquoise glow at night. Architect Sanjay Puri has designed the two-level restaurantlounge with dramatic and futuristic highlights. Its 30-seater open café is designed with robust silver triangular metal louvers that form an open-to–sky roof and a beautiful blend of back-lit onyx and elegant cane furniture. The lounge itself – accommodating 250 people on the ground level – is a stroke of sculptural genius, with silver triangular metal louvers that are back-lit with colour-change to invoke an ultramodern and interactive experience. For night revellers, the mood is further enhanced DJ Shiva’s house music and a courteous but discreet staff.  

From the lounge, a flight of stairs sweeps up in steel-encased splendour to Auriga’s piece pièce de résistance- the wood-panelled 70-seater restaurant with smooth lines and a verdant view.

 Culinary Ingenuity
Chef Nilesh Limaye’s contemporary Pan Asian menu for Auriga – including little bites at the lounge and full courses at the restaurant and café – is a playful and artistic melange of Asian flavours with Western style. Weight watchers can indulge in the scrumptiously steamed Babycorn and mushroom Siu Mai, Green Leafy Rolls and Mushroom and Bamboo Shoot Tapioca Dumpling. The rest of the menu flits seamlessly between Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Malaysian influences with modish European influences.The restaurant also recognizes that Mumbai’s food connoisseurs are often time-pressed; hence the Meal-in-a-Bowl section of the menu, featuring Mung Bean Murtabak with Malaysian Vegetable Curry, Khao Suey and Yellow Noodle with Tomatoes and Crispy Okra, amongst other delights. The dessert menu is designed to be addictive, with Chocolate and Mint Samosas, Banana Strawberry Melt and Passion Fruit Cheesecake and many more soul-satisfying other classics.
With a menu and an ambience that will surpass Mumbai’s discerning gourmands and lifestyle aficionados, Auriga is all set to sparkle brilliantly.
- See more at: http://www.filmytown.com/stars-shine-auriga-launch/#sthash.pQgXiPRf.dpuf

Elegant Kareena Kapoor launches Filmfare’s new fashion, lifestyle avatar

Filmfare gets an all-new fashion and lifestyle avatar

The gorgeous Kareena Kapoor flagged off Filmfare’s new milestone ─ the all new  uber-stylish Filmfare, with none other than her on the cover. She also revealed the first look of the promotional campaign ‘And so it begins’ of All New Filmfare at Escobar, Bandra’s favourite hotspot.

Of the 100 years of Indian cinema, Filmfare has been a keen chronicler for 60 years, constantly keeping pace with the stars and their movies and documenting the changing trends of cinema.  With Filmfare, people not just followed their favourite stars’ dreams, their lives, their loves – but each time felt they had known them a little better, or been a part of their lives.
In the last few years, movie stars have evolved. When they are not making movies, they are at 20-20 extravaganzas, egging their favourite team on, or walking the ramp at one of the fashion capitals, or cheering their favourite speedster at a Formula One circuit, or collaborating with experts at a design studio, to launch a signature line. As their identities grow larger-than-life, their worlds intersect with those of their fans even more, making reel-relationships real.

And so unravels the all-new Filmfare. 60 years seemed like the right time to reinvent ourselves.  To get the reader to experience movie stars and everything associated with them like never before. The new Filmfare is almost like having front-row seats to exclusive parties, more-candid-than-ever pictures and exclusive heart-to-hearts with your idols. Lush photo features, star tweets, Instagram updates – you name it, it’ll all be in here. With dollops of hi-fashion, beauty secrets and travel itineraries that B-town likes to indulge in. We will take you to the homes of your favourite stars. To their favourite hangouts. To their gadgets, gizmos, cars. To their unwind moments with their children. To the essence of who they are and what they do.

CEO, Worldwide Media, Tarun Rai says, “There is no other magazine that can claim to have partnered Indian cinema for the last 60 years. And Filmfare has been able to do so because it has kept reinventing itself. Now, as our stars evolve from movie icons to fashion and lifestyle icons, it was only fitting that Filmfare followed suit. And so it begins a new journey for Filmfare. The All New Filmfare will now cover not only films, but fashion and lifestyle too.”

10 September, 2013

Shuddh Desi Romance - Bollywood film review ***

A romantic comedy which tells it like it is; and like it isn’t.

Does what starts physical always turn into love? And what reaches love, always turn into commitment? How do you figure out?

Shuddh Desi Romance is a fresh and real love story about the hair-raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment. Supposedly a romantic comedy that tells it like it is, but it isn’t.

Having a talented cast in this candid look at the affairs of the heart in today’s desi heartland like the endearing Rishi Kapoor, handsome Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra yet it is the debutant Vaani Kapoor who impressed the most.

This rom-com, directed by Maneesh Sharma, written by Jaideep Sahni, and produced by Aditya Chopra is a journey of three restless young people who junk the society’s syllabus for finding love and decide to follow their heart.

Full review and more pics of SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE at: 

06 September, 2013

Zanjeer - Film Review

Zanjeer - Action Film
Rating: ****

ACP Vijay Khanna (Ram Charan) is transferred to Mumbai and now is in charge of a case where the key eye witness Mala (Priyanka Chopra) has seen a murder by Teja’s Gang (Prakash Raj) and refuses to co-operate. Teja is the head of an oil mafia operation and doesn’t want Mala alive.
Full review at: www.filmytown.com