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Preity Zinta and Akshay Kumar join 'The Unforgettable Tour'
Wizcraft International Entertainment today announced two Superstar entrants to their grandest, blockbuster world tour- ‘The Unforgettable Tour - Experience the magic…’ led by Amitabh Bachchan and the performers include Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. This massive tour will have an array of today’s biggest Indian Cine stars descending onto the world stage with their scintillating performances, promising to bring alive the magic of Indian cinema which will make fans rock across 6 continents, spanning 18 countries. ‘The Unforgettable’ world tour will commence in July 2008 and will take center-stage in mainstream international venues, promoted in conjunction with international partners and promoters. Superhit machine Akshay Kumar and the star of umpteen box office successes, Preity Zinta are today slated among Indian Cinema’s biggest performers. In the last two decades, Akshay Kumar has come to be considered a powerhouse performer, appearing in over 80 films till date. With recent hits like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Garam Masala, Welcome and the upcoming Tashan, he has carved a niche for himself with his heroic and thrilling stunts and his comic timing as well. Preity Zinta in a short span of time has made her way to the top with some of the biggest blockbuster hits playing her cherubic and bubbly self. She is the darling of the NRI audiences that ‘The Unforgettables’ will entertain. Speaking on the occasion Akshay Kumar said, “I am elated to be on The Unforgettable Tour that will reach out to millions of Indian Cinema fans across the world. Touring with Wizcraft and Amitji, I believe that fans will be in store for a great journey of Indian Cinema and all the energy and excitement it has to offer.” Audiences will also get to witness Akshay perform songs from his forthcoming film, Singh is Kinng. Preity Zinta shared the same sentiments, “It’s indeed an honour to be a part of a show of such a great scale and caliber and to be onstage with the Bachchans and others. It is always a delight to reach out to our fans and be a part of the tour, I intend on doing just that.” Speaking on ‘The Unforgettable’ World Tour and the inclusion of the two mega stars, Viraf Sarkari, Wizcraft Director said, “I am delighted and honored that both Preity and Akshay have joined the Tour. The Tour is shaping up and promises to be one of the biggest and grandest world tours from India, bringing alive the magic of Indian cinema, on stage. In addition, we will have dazzling performances by the idols of Indian cinema- Amitabh Bachchan, superstar of the millennium, Abhishek Bachchan, hottest youth icon and Aishwarya Rai, one of the world’s most beautiful women, the multitalented Riteish Deshmukh and many more.”
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Sahara-0ne Motion Pictures' Mumbai Cutting for IFFLA Festival
Sahara-One Motion Pictures' Mumbai Cutting… A City unfolds has been selected for the closing night gala of the prestigious IFFLA Festival to be held in Los Angeles this April. Directed by 11 Indian directors who are known to weave magic on Indian celluloid, with music by 11 music directors, the film unfolds various facets of this metro that is known for absorbing newer cultures and merging them into its own. With Sudhir Mishra, Rahul Dholakia, Revati, Rituparno Ghosh, Kundan Shah, Anurag Kashyap, Shashanka Ghosh, Ruchi Narain, Jahnu Barua, Manish Jha, Ayush Raina, being the directors, the films star Soha Ali Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Sonali Kulkarni, Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak, Sushant Singh, Tara Sharma, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Raima Sen, Palash Sen, Shruti Seth, Rahul Dev, Deepak Dobriyal, Dipannita Sharma, Kavita Kaushik, Samrin, Sanjay Narvekar, Mahek Chel among others. The music also lends diverse flavours from from Euphoria, Indian Ocean, Ali Azmat, Fuzon, Sanjeev Shrivastav, Jeet Ganguly, Amartya and Papon, with vocals by Shreya Goshal, Shafquat Amanat Ali Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nachiketa, Papon and Ali Azmat. "Sahara-One Motion Pictures looks at promoting Indian talent globally with cutting edge concepts in cinema. Mumbai Cutting is simple one step in that direction," says Seemanto Roy, Head, Sahara One Media And Entertainment. "We are looking at soon creating more magic on celluloid individually with these talented award-winning directors. Mumbai Cutting, in association with White Clouds, is a move towards forging our relationships with them." With the interesting concept already making waves internationally even among the Indian diaspora, Mumbai Cutting looks forward to this showcasing at the IFFLA. Sahara-One Motion Pictures looks at flying down the 11 director-team that has made this movie happen at the fest. The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting a greater appreciation of Indian cinema by showcasing films about India and the diverse perspectives of the Indian Diaspora. The festival will run from April 22-27, 2008 at ArcLight Hollywood, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Los Angeles. Jury and Audience Choice Prizes will be awarded for Best Feature, Documentary and Short film.
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Victory will be Manmohan Shetty's first film outside Adlabs
Manmohan Shetty, Bollywood Honcho and Founder of Adlabs, dons the hat of the producer once again. Shetty resigned as the Managing Director and Chairman of Adlabs in October 2007 and after that he has been seeding several projects, of which Victory was the first one to go on floors. Directed by ace advertising director, Ajit Pal, who has more than 800 ad films to his credit. Starring Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao, along with current players from the world cricketing teams. Currently the film is being shot in Jaipur with current Australian players like Brett Lee, Brad Hogg, Stuart Clark, Mike Hussey, Simon Katich and Luke Ranchi. Among the Indian players, we have Dinesh Kartik, RP Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Pankaj Singh, and Praveen Kumar. Victory is slated to release in October 2008.
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Madhumati celebrates 50 years
Click above for more stills Om Shanti Om, a film based on the theme of 'reincarnation' might have earned many laurels at the box-office. However, as the saying goes 'Old is gold', a much celebrated film of 1950's Madhumatistarring the two veteran actors Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala based on the similar theme will be celebrating its 50th year today. The masterpiece directed by late Bimal Roy will be screened today at Globus Theatre. Vyjayantimala feeling proud about the happening said that Bimalda brought out the childlike mirth of her character and also, the dancer in her in the limelight. She further added that she has always found black and white dramatic and the theme 'reincarnation' very universal. Not very convinced with the thought of releasing Madhumati in colour like Mughal-E-Azam and Naya Daur, she said that she would never want Madhumati to go in colour because a classic looks best in black and white. Madhumati was one of the biggest successes of Bimal Roy with the music composed by Salil Choudhary.
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Bubblegum gives way to Dil Kabaddi
Strange are the ways of Bollywood. Whenever there is a film that's being made, chances are bright that the 'naming ceremony' (or is it renaming?) happens more than once! In technical terms, the temporary name is called the 'Working Title' while the final name is called the 'Final Title'. The latest one to join the gang is Indian Film's Bubblegum, starring Rahul Bose, Irrfan Khan, Rahul Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma, Soha Ali Khan and Payal Rohatgi. Its now called …hold your breath…its called Dil Kabaddi…! The insight of the film is that it's a relationships, friends and marriages set against the backdrop of metropolitan city. And the news is that the film's shooting is almost completed and it is slated to release in September 2008. BTW, Dil Kabaddi is being produced Paramhans Creations and is being directed by Anil 'Senior' Sharma. Are there any more creative names left to be named guys?
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