07 December, 2016

Jason Bateman to enthrall with Office Christmas Party!!

Jason Bateman is all set to enthrall the audiences with Office Christmas Party!!
Jason Bateman who is well known for his comic timing will next be seen in the upcoming Christmas comedy ‘Office Christmas Party’.
The actor who has delivered a lot of comedy blockbusters is again coming up with a comic flick this December.
Jason Bateman has previously worked in comedy films like Couples Retreat, Horrible Bosses, The Change Up, Identity Thief, This is where I leave you, Horrible Bosses 2.
The talented actor has successfully made the audiences burst out with laughter every time he has done a comedy film and will once again leave the audience elated after they watch this film. 

‘Padmavati’ after ‘Piku’ for Deepika Padukone

Seems like a repeat of the year 2015 for Deepika Padukone

After playing title role of Piku for Shoojit Sircar’s film Piku, she is set to play another title role of Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film.

Deepika won so many hearts with her portrayal of this Bengali girl Piku in 2015 and also won awards for the same.

Now she has got into the mode of playing Padmavati of Chittor.

Deepika who has always treated her fans with stupendous acting and has left no stone unturned in wowing the masses. 

Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh – movie review

Rating: ****

A suspense thriller featuring Vidya Balan, directed by Sujoy Ghosh. It is not a sequel of the 2012 film, just another installment of PEN’s ‘Kahaani’ brand.

Vidya Sinha (Vidya Balan) is a single mom, working woman happily living with her daughter in Chandannagar a small town in West Bengal. Her teenaged daughter is wheelchair ridden hence the mother keeps a nurse while she is out in her office.

On returning home in the evening Vidya finds her daughter missing with no leads despite checking in with the neighbors. 

24 November, 2016

Hrithik – Jacqueline bond over dance

Hrithik – Jacqueline bond over dance

Trust Hrithik Roshan to redefine suaveness and charisma in every possible way and Jacqueline Fernandez to ooze oomph at every given opportunity.

The combination of this gorgeous looking pair will without a doubt deliver an electrifying results.

Hrithik and Jacqueline recently shot for an ad commercial.

Both the actors are known for their powerful dancing skills and have popularized several dance moves.

Jacqueline and Hrithik during their recent shoot bonded over dance.

They spoke at length about their love for dance. More: http://www.filmytown.com/hrithik-jacqueline-bond-dance/

Deepika Padukone turns into a voracious reader for Padmavati!!

Deepika Padukone always had a fondness for reading biographies.
The talented actress likes reading biographies and is an avid reader. She reads whenever she has time.
Deepika has now days started reading historic books for her upcoming film Padmavati.
Deepika started reading novels pertaining to the Rajputana era as she is playing the role of Queen Padmavati in her next film Padmavati.
In fact she is captivated with that era as it tells the tales of heroism, love and passion, how the Rajputs lived, their diet and social life.
These books were not recommended to her but Deepika herself started reading them because it would help her in prepping up for her character in Padmavati.
Deepika reads these historic books in her spare time and whenever someone visits her they find her totally engrossed in the book.
It seems her vested interest in these books has no connection with Padmavati but it has more to do with the interesting subject.
More at: http://www.filmytown.com/deepika-turns-voracious-reader-padmavati/

20 October, 2016

Early to sets, early to post-production has made Rakesh Roshan a very happy producer.
Director Sanjay Gupta has completed the shooting of Rakesh Roshan’s Kaabil (starring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam) in just 77 days, 11 days ahead of schedule.
Quite a rarity in Bollywood, for sure.
His grateful producer, Rakesh Roshan, however insists that he told Sanjay not to hurry and take his own time. Says Roshan Sr. “I wasn’t sure about the date schedule when we started the film. We had planned for an 88 day schedule but I told Sanjay not to hurry up. While I am not very strict about the days of shooting, I insist that everybody should be on the sets on time so they can concentrate and work becomes easier. For Kaabil, Hrithik as well as the rest of the cast, used to reach an hour before shooting and we would be ready for the first shoot by 9:30 am. That way, we reduced the number of days and everything happened on time. I am very happy that we sailed through everything smoothly and managed to make a good film with strong content. Our trailer releases next week.” 

Shahid Kapoor launches abof's athleisure fashion brand SKULT

abof launches India’s first athleisure fashion brand: SKULT by Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, India, October 18, 2016 – abof has announced the launch of India’s first athleisure fashion brand, SKULT, exclusively on its portal. This brand is in partnership with actor Shahid Kapoor, who has built an iconic reputation amongst India’s youth through movies such as Udta Punjab, Haider, and Jab We Met. SKULT, built on the principle of ‘Fashion meets functionality and Design meets Innovation’, is an evolved style of athleisure which draws inspiration from all around the world but adapted for Indian sensibilities and body types.

Athleisure is a huge trend globally. It is a completely new genre of fashion being introduced by abof to Indian millennials in its continued efforts to be a differentiated player in a market cluttered with discounts. In athleisure, clothes are designed to be sturdy to withstand vigorous routines, yet they are trendy and versatile to be worn everywhere. The fashion needs of millennials have changed in last one decade where comfort wear has permeated in routine life. Youth in India today wants to dress down in everyday wear which is casual yet chic. Identifying the void in Indian wardrobes and taking the idea forward, abof.com has taken this street-wear hybrid trend to next level with the launch of SKULT which stands for Shahid + Cult. SKULT’s athleisure collection is unconventional, highly voguish, yet easy to carry and more importantly reminds consumer something about Shahid’s personality in each of its piece.

The atypical ‘Athleisure’ collection by Skult has been designed in-house by abof and has taken more than a year to work on this brand and its products. Commenting on his idea of SKULT, Shahid said, “Skult is about free styling. Skult is about fashion and functionality. Skult is about being yourself wherever you are. It's about apparel that's an extension of your body. That allows you to express yourself with no restrictions or rules. Sometimes clothes that are cool feel too restricting. This line sets you free. Own style. Don't let style restrict you”.

The collection of SKULT is absolutely enthralling with never before seen silhouettes and designs. SKULT is crafted to suit all occasions - work, casual or social.  There is no other brand in India that offers anything even remotely close to the range of SKULT. The collection has strong emphasis on black, grey, nude and monochromatic tones. The offbeat, yet trendy brand has a wide variety of merchandise for men in its launch season with over 250 options, which includes internationally trending categories like meggings and shackets. Apart from bringing these never-heard-before categories in India, even the regular categories have intricate detailing - like thumb holes, drop shoulder jackets, scoop hem tees, long line tees with drawcord - which makes the collection really stand out. SKULT has used high-performance yet very lightweight fabrics - cotton viscose, slub jersey, grindles, melanges, snow heather, terry, lycra denim, cotton satin, and popcorn knit – with the single-minded objective to make it really comfortable. The line also consists of 50 key pieces under ‘SKULT SIGNATURE’ where each piece has been crafted by the actor himself.

“Shahid is a youth icon who is admired for his style. We are extremely excited to partner with him in creating India’s first athleisure fashion brand which combines the actor’s love for ‘fun and comfortable’ dressing", said Kedar Apshankar, Deputy CEO, abof.com. “Athleisure is the new age clothing and we believe that comfort twined with hi-class fashion will take SKULT to great heights. The collection is exceptionally promising and refreshingly on-point. I am confident that this brand and its collection will be embraced by millennials and replace a large part of regular clothes in their wardrobes”, he added.

Saat Uchakkey – movie review

Rating: ***
A comedy caper about 7 scoundrels pursuing their ulterior motive amid saving their skin from the local cop’s hawk eyes.
It appears as a realistic story of these petty crooks blundering their way through an exciting gamut of mystery, greed, treachery and running into one riotouscrisis after another.
It hilariously illustrates the predicament of Pappi Jaatwala (Manoj Bajpayee) who chances upon a prophecy made by a mystic tramp Bichchi (Annu Kapoor). He is turning 40 and now this good-for-nothing daydreamer has been given a deadline by his girl friend Sona (Aditi Sharma) whilst he appears to lose grip on reality, bent on believing someday very soon, he would stumble upon a hefty windfall.
His girl friend Sona is skilled at the intricate art of manipulating any person for her benefit with fish apenty in the big wide sea. She does so with charm and ease. Read more at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/saat-uchakkey-movie-review/

19 October, 2016

Mr. India 2016 launches its third edition with an all new avatar

Mumbai 2016:
The excitement and enthusiasm factor will just elevate this year with the commencement of the all new edition of Mr. India 2016.
This pageant will witness participation of contestants from all over the country.
The first city audition will be held in Bangalore on October 24th followed by Delhi on November 6th, and the final auditions will be held in Mumbai on November 13th, 2016.
The first Asian to win the coveted title of Mr. World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal is all geared up to search for the most dynamic man who will set high standards of poise and class.
Says Rohit, “Mr. India gave me an opportunity to work hard on improving my overall personality and ultimately represent my country on an international platform. The joy that you get when you win an international pageant is inimitable. I am very excited to be meeting amazing talents from across the country and looking to mentor them throughout the journey at this pageant.” More ... http://www.filmytown.com/mr-india-2016-launches-3rdthird-edition/

Kranti scores big with MS Dhoni

Working from the past 10 years in the Bollywood industry and the thirst for fame finally got fulfilled, a small town boy with a dream to become an actor decided to venture into Mumbai and try his faith in the city of dreams and through his dedication and effort  he made this happen . 

We are talking about none other than Kranti Jha, the person who is the part of the most money making biopic M.S.DHONI . 

This movie being the turning point of Kranti’s life , this movie brought him success , fame , recognition and the above all the experience to work with amazing personalities like Neeraj Pandey and Sushant Singh Rajput . 

Now people know him, recognize him, greet him and tends to take selfie as well .

Kranti quoted “ I was mesmerized when a group of girls came to me and asked for my autograph and posed some good selfie with me as well , it never happened before in my career and  now I can sense some stardom”.

Dinesh Patel – Masterchef India Season 5

19th October 2016, Mumbai: ‘Cakes and Confections are a way of Life’ with an effervescence attitude of a baker and a persona of an entrepreneur, Dinesh Patel marks his journey from the patisseries of London to an internationally acclaimed culinary show ‘Masterchef India’. With a background in law, Dinesh has followed his heart for baking and embarked on to pursue his passion on such an illustrious platform which has enabled him to set his foot forward to his home country India and connect with his roots.
To this Dinesh adds, “I’m so excited to be a part of such an amazing journey, Masterchef India I never want it to end!!”

Seeking inspiration from his grandmother’s cooking skills has enabled him to develop a strong zest towards cooking. Learning from the internet and culinary books led him to Experiment with different cuisines, techniques and flavors. The baking aficionado wishes to keep his passion alive in cooking and finds it a complete stress buster.

Stepping into Masterchef has enabled Dinesh with valuable experience, also connecting with his co-contestants, fans is of primary importance to Dinesh who has learnt a lot from his eminent judges Chef Kunal Kapur, Chef Zorawar Kalra and Chef Vikas Khanna. Describing his experiences with the judges Dinesh quotes, “Chef Vikas, you’re an inspiration, your struggles in life and determination are a true beacon for many out there, I hope to one day be a source of inspiration like this to others”. He further adds, “Chef Kunal has influenced me and every day I get to learn some new skills and techniques from him. I am a big fan of Chef Zorawar and I’d like to be like him one day”.
Masterchef India is a glorious platform accompanied with opportunities and Dinesh hopes that through this he can achieve his dream of bringing his passion ‘Couture Confections’ to India and filling everyone’s lives with a little more sweetness with plates filled with sugary treats.   

Sunny Leone sends out a message on Breast Cancer


Apart from October being known for the famous Oktober fest in Europe, in India we wish to stand for something more significant. For the uninitiated, October is observed as ‘International Breast Cancer Awareness Month’.
As part of its Public Service Campaign, AurDikhao, a digital media channel in association with Dr Aneel Murarka and Manish Murarka - promoters of Ample Missiion Events Entertainment and more LLP have developed a full-fledged campaign called #DetectToDefeat.

The campaign features renowned Bollywood Sunny Leone giving an appealing message looking in the mirror. The video also features various characters a women interacts with on a day-to-day basis who go has to deal with perverts who stare at her breasts.

Research says breast cancer is one of the fastest rising cancer types amongst women. More than half of the cases are detected in stage 3 or 4, thus inhibiting any chances for cure. According to data prepared by Breast Cancer India, the number of young people being diagnosed with breast cancer is on the rise. 25 years ago, out of 100 patients, only 2% were between 20-30 years old and 7% were between 30-40 years old. Currently, 4% are between  20-30 and 16% are between 30-40 years old.

“In February this year, Sunny featured in our viral anti-smoking campaign titled ‘11 Minutes’ that received 4 million hits in 4 days. We had great time working with her. She’s an absolute sport and in the whole process she’s as much part of the campaign as we are. When we pitched this idea to her, she was excited to work on this campaign. Given her stature as a public influencer, her endeavour will definitely create impact among the people for the breast cancer awareness. We hope men and women will spread this to loved ones leading to call for action” said Aditya Bhat, Founder of Business Of Ideas that manages digital channel Aur Dikhao.

The campaign, in association with Facebook initiated updating their profile pictures with a breast cancer badge- pink ribbon along with a message Detect To Defeat. Sunny was amongst the first to update her profile picture to support the cause.


BEIIMAAN LOVE - Movie Review

Sunaina(Sunny Leone) is a beauty with brains who is a modern day woman and ambitious in terms of her career.She was unaware of the fact that she would end up slapping her boss’s son Raj Malhotra (Rajniesh Duggall) when he misbehaves with her at a party.
Raj is pleasantly surprised when he comes to know that Sunaina works in his office KK Exports as Business Development Manager.However, what follows in an intriguing discovery of love and deceit.
Beiimaan Love is surprisingly a ‘Sanskari’clean Sunny Leone film with family and corporate backdrop.
Sunny Leone who is famous with single screen masses with her oomph and skin show has done a drastically different and less glamourised dignified role in Beiimaan love. She plays the role of a young, ambitious, hardworking girl whose world suddenly comes crashing down due to deceit and harsh realities of life. Read more at: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/beiimaan-love-movie-review/

15 October, 2016

Rock On!! 2`s Manzar Naya is alluring!

Manzar Naya from Rock On!! 2 has been garnering tremendous response from the audience.
The third song from Rock On!! 2′s musically enthralling album,  Manzar Naya is a song which exudes friendship goals.
Sung by none other than Farhan Akhtar,  the song draws relatability for it’s visually appealing video.
Apart from exhibiting the commaradiere between Farhan,  Arjun and Purab,  the song also features Prachi Desai and Sahana Goswami giving a feeling of Deja vu.
The song is beautifully shot in virgin locations of Shillong,  which prove to be soothing to the eyes for it’s scenic beauty. Shillong is widely known as the Scotland of east, small and a very beautifull state in Meghalayas. More at: http://www.filmytown.com/rock-on-2s-manzar-naya-alluring/

'Dongri Ka Raja' trailer launched

The trailer of Dongri Ka Raja was launched with great fanfare amidst the media at Mumbai’s JW Mariott, Juhu.

Exploring the seedy underbelly of Dongri, that it is popularly known for, the launch introduced two new faces – Gashmeer Mahajani and Reecha Sinha - the lead pair of the film.

Joining them on the dias were actors Ronit Roy, Sachin Suvarna and Ashmit Patel, along with director Hadi Ali Abrar, who shared anecdotes on what made this film so memorable and special for them.

Director Hadi Ali Abrar said, “Through this film we want to say that love is omnipresent and can transform the life of the most hardened criminal. “

Marking the debut of Filmy Keeda Productions Pvt Ltd, pharmacy corporate baron of Torque and now producer, PS Chhatwal said that he had not stepped into show business for the money. “Our sole purpose is to change people’s lives,” he emphasised that his production would make only quality cinema. 

Indian Princess 2016 gears up for the biggest beauty pageant to be held in Dubai

13th October 2016, Mumbai: The ladies are ready in full style to fight it out amongst themselves for the coveted title of Indian Princess 2016. It is a tough fight as the best faces have been chosen for the latest edition of Indian Princess, a concept by Sunil Rane. Today a Press Conference was held at The Lalit in Mumbai where the finalists shared about their training and grooming sessions with the gathered media. Former beauty queens Ms. Snehapriya Roy (Indian Princess 2015) and Ms. Chandni Sharma (Indian Princess 2014) were present at the press conference to motivate the finalists.
Snehapriya Roy said, ”I urge all the participants to create your own identity and not copy others. Be original and you will be liked by one and all.”
Chandni Sharma added, “It’s amazing to see this year’s finalists who come from different parts of India and even world. I wish everyone should also feel beautiful from inside.”
This season’s contestants are from all parts of India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Mangalore, Lucknow, Punjab, Ludhiana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, South Africa & Netherlands-Europe.

11 October, 2016

Mirzya - movie review

If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt… only love
Mirzya is an epic love story that plays out in contemporary times – inspired by the folk tale of “the legend of Mirza – Sahiban. Mirzya’s stunning visuals keep you hypnotized and take you to a different world all together.
This fantasy romantic thriller has the basic premise inspired by the Punjabi folklore of Mirza Sahiban. We have heard of Heer Ranjha and Sohni Mahiwal. In the folk lore story of Mirza-Sahiban, the couple meets with a tragic ending. So does this film.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra the director presents the age-old story in a radical, modern understanding of the tale. The story telling goes into flashback mode repeatedly narrating those significant milestones in the lives of the lovers. Read more: http://www.filmytown.com/movies/mirzya-movie-review/

08 October, 2016


Amitabh Bachchan and Graphic India partner with Disney Channel India for a new Animated Superhero Series, “ASTRA FORCE”
Graphic India and Disney Channel to release the first look of Astra on Mr. Bachchan’s birthday
8th October 2016: In the month of August last year, Graphic India and Disney Channel India announced the production of the superhero animated series -“Astra Force.” with legendary icon, Amitabh Bachchan. Slated to go on-air on Disney Channel soon, Graphic India and Disney Channel India will reveal the first look of the series on the occasion of Mr. Bachchan’s birthday – 11th October as a special surprise for the millions of fans around the world.

Akshay Manwani captures the magic of Nasir Husain’s films in print

Mumbai, October 7, 2016: 
Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star will launch ‘Music, Masti, Modernity – The Cinema of Nasir Husain’, written by Akshay Manwani. The book is based on the legendary producer, director and screenwriter Nasir Husain and will be launched at the festival on October 22, 2016.
To celebrate the launch of the book, Nasir Husain’s cult musical hit, the film Teesri Manzil will be screened at the event. The iconic movie was a box office hit. The movie had some memorable hit numbers like, ‘O Haseena Zulfowali’ and ‘O Mere Sona re Sona’ which were composed by legendary music director R D Burman.
The book launch will be followed by a panel discussion about Nasir Husain’s cinema and how it has shaped generations of directors. The moderator for the panel will be author and documentary film maker Nasreen Munni Kabir. The panel will include actor Aamir Khan, director Mansoor Khan, writer Akshay Manwani and Producer Nuzhat Khan at the festival.

For Salman Khan's sake, I cannot betray my own country - Rayya Labib

Rayya Labib , though just 24 is nothing but a sweet dynamite. 

The lissome and petite lass who is making her debut in Bollywood with the film Lakme directed by Sanjay Khandelwal is a fierce loyalist of the country. 

Hailing from Assam, the girl minces no words when it comes to airing her view on Salman Khan and his latest statement in support of Pak artistes. 
"I used to idolize Salman Khan and consider him nothing but God but I am very disappointed by his statement that Pak artistes should not be boycotted. Is there a dearth of actors in India that Salman Khan wants to promote artistes like lulia, Katrina Kaif, Elly  etc from abroad."

"I fully stand by what Raj Thackeray has stated that  we should drive away Pak artistes and if any one in India does not want to, we should drive therm as well," she adds. 

"I have no fear that Salman Khan may mar my career. He has crossed the limits and just for the sake of Salman Khan, I just cannot betray my own country." 

Spanish girl Soniya Linarace makes her Bollywood Debut

Spanish girl Soniya Linarace making her Bollywood Debut
Hollywood and Bollywood film industries have always crossed paths! 
Firstly, we started remaking some of their cult movies and then, there came a time when actors from one industry started acting in other. Bollywood actors and actresses started acting in Hollywood movies. 
Well, if Bollywood can go to Hollywood,the reverse is also possible. Many Hollywood stars have acted in Bollywood movies and the list of such actors is quite long. 
Most of them made a special appearance or did a cameo role. And now it’s time for a Spanish girl Soniya Linarace; Yes! 
She is making her Bollywood debut through " SABRANG " a film directed by Niranjan Bharti.

07 October, 2016

MS Dhoni – is now Tax free in Maharashtra

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story has been declared tax free in Maharashtra after getting tax free in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. 

Since Dhoni has made the nation proud, the state government of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh had made the movie Tax free some days back.

Now Maharashtra government has decided to waive the entertainment tax for the movie, as MS Dhoni : The Untold Story is being loved by the whole nation and people of Maharashtra too look upto Dhoni as an inspiration.

So MS Dhoni: The Untold Story getting tax free in Maharashtra is like an icing on the cake for makers of this movie.
Arun Pandey shared, ”We are humbled and extremely thankful to the CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and his esteemed team for making Mahi’s biopic Tax Free in the state. Mahi’s journey is an extremely inspiration one and through this more people will get to see the movie and see the life of this amazing sportsman.”