Varun Dhawan launches ‘Streets To Street Dancer’ : A Campaign dedicated to all the dancers!

It’s the first of any marketing campaigns that has dedicated to their core people i.e. the crew of the film even before launching the main film campaign.
Varun Dhawan started off his dance journey by launching a campaign dedicated to all the dancers and artists who are the backbone in making this film possible.
Present at the event were also the dance crew of the biggest dance film ‘Street Dancer 3D’.
‘Street Dancer 3D’ produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Lizelle D’Souza, directed by Remo D’Souza, starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva & Nora Fatehi releases on 24th January, 2020.

Urvashi Rautela brought life to the IIFA 2019 Green Carpet last night

The 20th anniversary of International Indian Film Academy Awards saw a homecoming with the event being held in Mumbai for the first time.
The biggest stars of Indian cinema gathered for the occasion and put their best fashion foot forward for the gala. Every celebrity brought out a piece of their personality to the green carpet but Urvashi Rautela brought a different vibe with a twist to the IIFA awards.
Actor Urvashi Rautela looked ethereal last night which brought life to the new carpet. She was there as a Grand Finale Showstopper. She wore a couture by Dar Sara. It was a fully embroided nude white rose dress with feathers to highlight her heavily embellished gown. A flowing train with cascading embroidery adds drama to Rautela’s avant garde creation.
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Kangana Ranaut takes off with team to United States for look test of Thalaivi*

Kangana Ranaut is one of the busiest actors these days. After two releases in 2019, and Panga hitting the theatres on Republic Day 2020, the actor has now immersed herself in preparation for her upcoming films, Thalaivi and Dhaakad.
Ms Ranaut returned from Thailand last evening after attending an event, and has now taken off to Los Angeles, US with the Thalaivi team, where she will be undergoing various look tests with Hollywood expert Jason Collins, who has worked on some important Hollywood films like Captain Marvel, Blade Runner2049 and more . Kangana will be playing super star and politician Jayalalithaa in the film.
A multi- lingual, Thalaivi is one of the most eagerly anticipated Indian films. Scheduled to go on floors post Diwali, shooting of the film will start near Mysore. The film was earlier titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Telugu and Jaya in Hindi, but Kangana insisted that due respect must be given to an ancient Indian language like Tamil, and the title Thalaivi should be retained across all three versions. The film is being directed by AL Vijay, and produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh.

Kiara Advani to play the leading lady opposite Kartik Aaryan in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2!

Kiara Advani roped in for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2!
Riding high on the mega success of Kabir Singh, all eyes are on Kiara Advani. With the movie being declared as one of the biggest hits of this year, the talented actress has catapulted to the big league by smoothly making the transition from being a powerhouse performer to a successful commercial star.
Be it M. S Dhoni: The Untold Story or the popular web series, Lust Stories, Kiara has consistently delivered one great performance after another showcasing her versatility and range as an actor.
Taking her successful association with the producers Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani to the next level post Kabir Singh, the gorgeous actress has now signed their next, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 as the leading lady opposite Bollywood heartthrob, Kartik Aaryan to be helmed by director Anees Bazmee.
The new-age, fresh jodi of Kiara and Kartik will be sharing the screen space together for the first time in the horror comedy that has created huge curiosity among their fans asking for more!
Kiara says, ”Bhool Bhulaiyaa was the first ever horror film that I watched. Being a huge fan of the first one, It’s super exciting to get the opportunity to be a part of the franchise. Its my first time being directed by Anees sir and I’m looking forward to the experience. It’s being produced by the makers of my most special film so it feels like home working with Cine1 and T-Series again. Kartik and I are working together for the first time, can’t wait to begin this journey so we can bring the film to you soon!”
Director Anees Bazmee says, “I always look forward to working with Gen-Z actors, this is my first collaboration with Kartik and Kiara. I am sure they will bring new energy to the table, hoping to have a blast.”
The highly-anticipated horror comedy is scheduled to go on floors in October this year and will hit the screens on 31st July, 2020.

Sony Pictures Networks Productions together with Abundantia Entertainment, announce their next – the Vidya Balan-starrer ‘Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer’

The film directed by Anu Menon will have a summer 2020 release
Sony Pictures Networks Productions (SPN Productions), the film division of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) along with Abundantia Entertainment has announced its upcoming film based on the life of ‘Shakuntala Devi’. The film brings to life the legendary and inspiring story of Shakuntala Devi popularly known as ‘The Human Computer’.
Shakuntala Devi took the world by storm with her talent of making incredibly swift calculations from a very young age. Despite no formal education, Shakuntala Devi made a name for herself globally as a ‘math genius’. Her great mathematical skills even find a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Powerhouse talent, Vidya Balan, will be essaying the title role of Shakuntala Devi. The film is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra.
Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani have written the screenplay and Ishita Moitra is the dialogue writer of the film.
Principal photography of the film has commenced today and this unique tale of the human mind and human relationships will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.
Sneha Rajani, Studio Head, Sony Pictures Networks Productions: “On very few occasions, you get an opportunity to tell a story of an individual who has had a journey that has inspired the entire world. The achievements of Shakuntala Devi are unparalleled globally. She was exceptionally gifted and everyone was in awe of her including myself. I have had the honour of meeting her thrice. Vikram and his team are great to work with and Vidya is someone I wanted to work with forever! I am looking forward to beginning this new association and bring this phenomenal story to our audience.”
Anu Menon, Director: “I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and truly felt that hers is an incredible story that had to be told. She was an extraordinary woman, who lived ahead of her times and on her own terms, unapologetically. From Vidya Balan to the rest of the cast and crew, and my producers – Vikram and Sony Pictures Networks Productions, I am so glad that all the elements have come together for us to put our best foot forward. I’m delighted that everyone will finally get to witness it on the big screen.”
Vikram Malhotra, Producer, Abundantia Entertainment Pvt Ltd: “Abundantia has always been at the forefront of supporting progressive and insightful stories. I am delighted that we are extending our content philosophy further with this exciting story on the life and times of Shakuntala Devi. Shakuntala Devi is, even now, one-of-a-kind and I’m certain that this unique story, especially with the amazing Vidya Balan in the lead, will connect with audiences across generations. I also eagerly look forward to a new partnership with Sony Pictures Networks Productions so that together we can take storytelling to a new level.”

Elli AvrRam Scoops The ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019’ Award At IIEA

The talented and beautiful Elli AvrRam is totally slaying this year with her impeccable skills and effervescent charm. The lovely lass first made an impact with her flawless dance moves in the song Chamma Chamma, following which she gobsmacked the audience with the glimpses of her portrayal of – Mrs Sylvia Nanavati in the trailer of her upcoming web-series The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati.
Elli once again captured the audience’s heart with her ethereal beauty and incredible moves in the peppy dance number ‘Zilla Hilela’ from the film Jabariya Jodi and her performance in the Netflix series – Typewriter. She even made her presence felt in the teaser of the Tamil movie – Paris Paris and the Kannada film – Butterfly.
And now the versatile actress has been honoured with the ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019’ award by the prestigious India International Excellence Awards (IIEA), in Dubai. The award function was held on September 14, 2019 at Armani Hotel Ballroom, Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Commenting on bagging the award, an excited Elli said, “So far, 2019 has been a great year for me professionally and now winning this award has been like an icing on the cake. I am delighted to have won this award. It feels amazing when your hard work is appreciated and I am grateful to IIEA for honouring me with the ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019’ award. I am on cloud nine. Thank you IIEA.”
On the work front, Elli is now gearing up for the release of her hotly-anticipated web series – The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati, which is scheduled to release on 30th September 2019.

Sweet surprise for Nora Fatehi in Morocco!

Riding high on the success of her latest single, Pepeta, Nora Fatehi was pleasantly surprised by the sweet gesture of her fans in her hometown, Morocco recently.
Interestingly, Nora was taken in for a huge surprise when her hotel authorities in Morocco got a special cake for her, celebrating the humongous success of her songs – Saki Saki that garnered more than ‘240 million views’
Nora was quite excited and overwhelmed with the sweet gesture of the Moroccon people (hotel authorities) who feel too proud of her achievements and arranged for a special cake with ‘240 million views’ imprinted on it to celebrate Saki Saki and Pepeta which have become huge hits in Morocco.
The gorgeous performer’s latest single Pepeta has been appreciated by the music buffs, especially with the teaser and the song trending worldwide, clocking millions of views.
Such has been the humongous craze of Pepeta among the audience worldwide (especially her ardent fans) that Nora has been receiving huge compliments for the song from her own people in Morocco who couldn’t stop raving about her marvelous performance in the song that she has also produced and sung.
Knowing that the flawless beauty was in their country, her fans thronged in huge numbers to catch a glimpse of their favourite star. Nora not just interacted with them but also clicked selfies with them.

Nandish Singh Sandhu Takes To Juhu Beach To Clean Up Post Ganpati

Actor Nandish Singh Sandhu spent early morning hours today at Juhu Beach with volunteers cleaning up post the overhaul of Ganpati Visarjan last night. The actor who believes in going environmentally friendly turned up early this morning despite the rain as he joined volunteers in cleaning up debris and plastic at the beach, which is one of the most popular places for Visarjan on the 11th day of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Nandish was recently seen making his big screen debut with Super 30 as Hrithik Roshan’s brother and received fabulous performances for his performance in the film as he stepped into the shoes of Pranav Kumar. Speaking about the initiative Nandish says, “Ganesh utsav is such a beautiful and colourful festival but it is sad what we humans leave behind for the earth, which gives us everything. I believe in God and God blesses us with better life, then how can we spoil it by spoiling the environment in such a way. Instead we should be more responsible towards the environment and the earth which is a creation of the same God. I was heartbroken to see the beach after Visarjan today. Wherever I put my hand there was only plastic and waste. I couldn’t even pick up one handful of sand without plastic. Let’s pls all opt for Eco-friendly Ganesha and behave more responsibly and avoid using plastic. The good thing that I heard from everyone at Juhu Beach was that as compared to last year plastic and other waste was less this year. Let’s keep moving in this direction…”


Dance to Noble Tunes: Showglitz Navratri Utsav 2019 to donate proceeds for Maharashtra flood relief.

Navratri organisers donated Rs. 11,00,000 today and announced to turn over all the proceeds of 2nd October(Gandhi Jayanti) for relief work in CM fund at the Bhoomi Pujan, gear up for a cause-worthy Dandiya festival!
Mumbai, 31st August 2019:This Navratri, get ready to step up and match the beats that reverberate in your heart to a cause! The sugary notes of Falguni Pathak, as she takes to the Borivali stage will be combined by a fund-raising exercise for the recent floods. This was announced at the Bhoomi Pujan for Showglitz Navratri Utsav 2019 with Falguni Pathak on Saturday morning, August 31. Contribute to a worthy cause Keeping in mind the tragedy and toll that the recent floods have wreaked across Maharashtra, the organisers of the Showglitz Navratri Utsav 2019 have decided to donate a day’s worth of collections from the mega event to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The collections would be specifically donated for relief work required in Kohlapur and Sangli districts. This announcement came through at the Bhumi Pujan ceremony for the mega festivities on Saturday. Organised by Showglitz Events and Entertainment, the Navratri Utsav with Falguni Pathak and Ta-Thaiya is a 9-day extravaganza with vigour, enthusiasm and dance-induced mayhem. The organisers donated Rs. 11,00,000 today to the CM relief fund on the occasion of Bhoomi Pujun and announced that out of the 9 days of Navratri, the organisers have chosen to earmark all collections from Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, as donation to the CM’s Relief Fund. Traditionally, the Navratri extravaganza begins with a holy consecration, or Bhoomi Pujan, which took place on Saturday. The event was attended by attended by BJP MP Gopal Shetty, ministers from Maharashtra, Vinod Tawde (Minister of Higher and Technical Education), and Yogesh Sagar (Minister of State for Urban Development). They were joined at the occasion by sitting MLAs Manisha Chaudhary, Vijay Bhai Girkar, Vilas Potnis and Aslam Shaikh. “We are thankful for the guidance of Gopal Shetty, Vinod Tawde, Ashish Shelar and Yogesh Sagar in making this year’s festivities at Borivali a reality. We hope that our contribution bring succour and the Goddess’ blessings to all those people who are reeling under the impact of these floods,” said Santosh Singh and Shiva Shetty, Organisers, Showglitz Event and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. A four-year tryst with Falguni This year’s Navratri Utsav marks a four-year-stint for Falguni Pathak at the Borivali-based Pramod Mahajan Sports Complex. The singer has become synonymous with the mad energy and vigour of the Navratri festivities, especially in Mumbai. In fact, we can barely imagine a Garba night without one of her peppy numbers – from the foot-tapping Jhanjhariya to the timeless Indhina Vinwa. That’s why the organisers of the Navratri Utsav 2019 are eagerly confirming her performance at the mega event ahead of the season. “The vibe at Borivali and enthusiasm of the people keep bringing me back here over and over again”, gushed Falguni Pathak as she added her good wishes to the event. The Navratri Utsav with Falguni Pathak and Ta-Thaiya takes place this year from September 29 to October 8. The singer and her band completed 25 years of melody last year with odes to romantic notions of love peppered in all of her work. Her music is characterised by strong influences from traditional music forms for Gujarat, making it the perfect set of sound bytes for a Garba night or Dandiya festivities. The Navratri Utsav is a mega event of massive proportions at the Pramod Mahajan Sports Complex. Spread across 13-acres of ground area, it would see approx. 30,000 to 35,000 Garba enthusiasts descend into vigour-filled dance frenzy every day on a 2,00,000 sqft wooden dance floor. In order to ensure that it is a smooth operation, the organisers have roped in around 200 bouncers (men and women) as well as over 100 volunteers. They have also arranged for over 100 CCTV cameras and a fire brigade truck, ambulances and doctors at the event. For adequate parking, the venue can accommodate over 1000 cars.