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INDIAN CINEMA SCALES A NEW PEAK AS ‘AAZAAN’ PRESENTS A GRIPPING TALE OF TERROR ACROSS THE WORLD SUPERPOWER AND BEYOND

One of the most hard-hitting and truly international films to emerge from India, releasing on 14th October 2011

A true reflection of Indian cinema going global and presenting a breakthrough piece of filmmaking that will leave an impact with audiences the world over, the already acclaimed ‘Aazaan’ releases in cinemas worldwide on 14th October 2011.

A harsh and hard-hitting portrayal of an issue that continues to plague the modern world, ‘Aazaan’ is a captivating story that delves into the global issue of terror, presented on screen by one of the key influencers among the new generation of pioneering Indian filmmakers, Prashant Chadha. Touted to be Bollywood’s biggest espionage thriller ever, ‘Aazaan’ is set in one of the world’s now top five economies, India, but travels to international territories as far afield as Germany, Morocco, France, Poland, Thailand, China and South Africa, highlighting how a single seed of hatred can spread so rapidly across the world.

‘Aazaan’, with its global story, is India’s first truly international production, featuring an ensemble cast of Indian and foreign actors, and crew comprising editor Humphrey Dixon (UK); Oscar winning cinematographer Axel Fischer, BVK, who has captured the exotic locales of various countries; and presented by JMJ Entertainment on one global platform. Debutant actor Sachiin J Joshi as the character ‘Aazaan’ has captured the contrast of emotions with a performance played to perfection. Adding glamour and beauty is Candice Boucher – the famous South African model, who plays the leading lady of the film. In a stellar supporting role is Amber Rose Revah (‘The Devil’s Double’, ‘From Paris With Love’, ‘Agora’). A vision of JMJ Entertainment, ‘Aazaan’ was created with a belief that Indian filmmaking can be on par with global cinema, so an international team of professionals was instrumental in giving shape to the film. The music of the film has been composed by stalwarts, Salim Sulaiman, who have rendered a memorable and haunting soundtrack that is creating waves across international playlists.

India is a nation entrenched in contradictions and paradoxes. It is a country with a tenuous hold over its people, power and future, and is also one of the top five economies in the world. The country is a towering nuclear power, but at the same time deals with staggering levels of poverty. ‘Aazaan’ presents the dichotomies and power struggles that face a nation as it strives towards modernism and a new identity, and how its socio-political issues have such staggering worldwide impact.

Synopsis:
‘Aazaan Khan’ (Sachiin J Joshi) – a young, upright army officer working for RAW (India’s Research and Analysis Wing) with a mixed lineage of Afghan and Indian parents, as part of his duties, gets drawn in to the murky world of espionage only to find his younger brother a suspected terrorist. Torn between his love for his country and his brother, Aazaan embarks on his mission of unravelling a conspiracy of science and technology, which turns uglier when he realises that it stands to threaten the 1.2 billion population of one of the largest developing nations in the world – India. What unfolds is a fast paced story of one man’s determination to save his country against all odds of human defiance. Strengthening him in achieving his mission is his relationship with Afreen – a beautiful Moroccan girl who grounds him with human love and emotion to help him reach his goal.

Touted to be Bollywood’s biggest espionage thriller ever, ‘Aazaan’ is one of the most powerful offerings to emerge from the new stable of groundbreaking Indian films. It truly crosses international boundaries and presents a thought-provoking story that has relevance the world over. Releasing in cinemas across UK and worldwide on 14th October 2011.

 

Watch the trailer below:

The Ra.One NVIDIA GeForce LAN

A chance to battle it out against SRK himself!

Calling all the gamers out there! Get ready to win prizes worth Rs.10 lakhs and a chance to battle it out with mega-star Shah Rukh Khan at the biggest gaming tournament ever

The Ra.One NVIDIA GeForce LAN event is happening on October 14th, at Bandra-Kurla Complex Grounds in Mumbai. The event will feature 3D gaming systems, cool contests and tournaments featuring popular games like Counter Strike 1.6, Call of Duty 4, FIFA, Need for Speed, Grand Auto Thefts and likes. An entire day of dedicated to gaming will see up to 1000 gamers competing against each other in a virtual combat zone.

Apart from this, there are a lot of fun filled activities planned for visitors and participants including sweepstakes, trivia contests, and non competitive gaming events for non participants.

The icing on the cake is the closing ceremony in which superstar Shah Rukh Khan himself will be battling it out with the winners and would interact with the gamers. What will be so unique about this Ra.One NVIDIA gaming event is its effective presence online as well. This is the first time a LIVE event will showcase the digital innovation by way of live interactive contests, Puzzles and lot of other fun elements hosted on the Ra.One official website http://www.raonemovie.com simultaneously. Also, toward the evening, this event will be LIVE streamed from 5 p.m. onwards Ra.One’s official YouTube channel making it a treat for the people who can’t attend the event in Mumbai.

Entrance to Ra.One NVIDIA gaming event will be strictly for registered ticket holders only. Doors will open at 8am and the event will run until 10pm.

Watch the event LIVE here: http://bit.ly/NVIDIARaOneLIVE

AKSHAY KUMAR BRINGS THE ‘FITTEST BODY’ TO LONDON, IN ‘DESI BOYZ’


The Entertainer of the Year is laid bare in Cinemas on 25th November 2011

Prepare for a visual feast as ‘the fittest body’, as recognised by People magazine, belonging to Bollywood superstar and iconic fitness enthusiast, Akshay Kumar, will indulge audiences in his much anticipated, UK-based comedy, ‘Desi Boyz’, releasing in cinemas worldwide on 25th November 2011. The un-missable film will reunite Akshay with fellow screen hunk, John Abraham, following the global success of the 2005 entertainer, ‘Garam Masala’, as the screen duo play the irresistible ‘Desi Boyz’ in a coming of age entertainer that traces the lives of two young lads who refuse to grow up.

 

Jaws will drop as the most dashing leading men in Bollywood bare all as overseas students who turn their talents to male pole dancing in an attempt to raise some extra cash. And no Akshay Kumar piece of movie magic would be complete without a healthy dose of screen action, so get ready for one of the most exciting stunt sequences in recent film history as the real life Action Man descends a moving chopper without safety harnesses, for the title track of the film.

 

A-List celebrity Akshay, who shares a close bond with the UK, spent several months filming for ‘Desi Boyz’ in locations such as the picturesque university town of Oxford, where filming actually took place on the world-famous academic institution’s campus, as well as amid the bright lights of the capital city, London. Joining him on screen are Bollywood beauties, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh, who will charm audiences with their hypnotising looks, youthful energy and cheeky wit.

‘Desi Boyz’ marks the exciting directorial debut of Rohit Dhawan, son of one of Indian’s cinema’s most prized comedy directors, David Dhawan. Expect nothing less than one of the freshest, most innovative comedies to emerge from Indian cinema in recent times, with Master of Comedy, Akshay Kumar, giving ‘Desi Boyz’ his inimitable, Midas Touch in the laughter stakes.

ANIL KAPOOR & SONAM KAPOOR, TO ENDORSE EMGEE GROUP’S REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

Sonam Kapoor in Dior in London - Bewakoofiyan (6)The internationally renowned and most celebrated Bollywood father-daughter duo, Mr. Anil and Ms. Sonam Kapoor, have been announced as the Brand Ambassadors for EMGEE Group, a leading global real estate developer, synonymous with luxurious living.

With over four decades of experience in carving out the most coveted and desirable residences across India, the EMGEE Group are now presenting their luxurious habitats to a wider audience with opulent projects planned in Spain, Eastern Europe and other international territories. The brand’s European operations will be headquartered in London with representative offices across the continent to market their Indian and global projects, driven by a team of informed and experienced talent.

 

To convey EMGEE Group’s unique philosophy of discerning living requires a deep commitment to perfection and only pioneers, who reflect the EMGEE Group’s tenets of achievement, style and recognition can transmit this vision. The EMGEE GROUP is pleased to have Anil and Sonam Kapoor as Brand Ambassadors, who with their unique style and talent are now entrusted with expressing the values and presenting the inspired creations of the EMGEE GROUP to greater heights.

Luminary and Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor, who continues to pave his wave across the international mainstream cinema following projects such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘24’’ ‘Cities’ and ‘Mission Impossible IV’, commented on his association with the group – “After decades in the film industry, this is only my second endorsement. Being a celebrity I have a moral responsibility to what I represent and would only support a company or brand that shares the unique values which I believe in. EMGEE Group’s large team of passion driven individuals knitted together by the desire to help build people’s aspirations, exemplified by their tagline “We House Your Dreams”, have accomplished commendable accolades with unsurpassed finesse. This central philosophy encompassing passion, quality, integrity and transparency forms the pillar of my family too and thus my daughter Sonam and I are delighted to partner in their progress”.

Bollywood diva, youth fashion icon, and L’Oreal Paris Ambassador, Sonam Kapoor commented, “What I love about the designs and architecture of EMGEE Group are that they craft dramatically innovative homes in energy packed sustainable spaces with unparalleled comforts. “Anantam” – their luxury villas and apartments at Dona Paula in Goa – are a case in point where sculptural finesse in concrete is adorned in the infinite beauty of nature. EMGEE Group’s endeavour in spearheading several trailblazing initiatives including the green revolution, elegant juxtaposing of enviable contemporary design concepts with untamed nature is what sets them apart and is a close replica of my own persona.”

EMGEE Group was founded by its CMD Mr. Mudhit Gupta, who is powered by his passion to house people’s dreams and providing them with unrivalled lifestyles through the homes they live in. In speaking about the association with the Anil and Sonam Kapoor, Mr. Mudhit Gupta comments: “EMGEE Group’s foundation is built on the principles of Quality, Delivery, Integrity, Eco-Friendliness and Innovation. We strive to offer unrivaled lifestyle living at exotic locations in India and Europe. Anil and Sonam Kapoor are a perfect fit as Brand Ambassadors as they epitomize family values. Today, Anil is not only a Bollywood star but also an international actor of great repute with his work in Hollywood being highly appreciated by one and all. Sonam is reckoned as a youth icon in the country defining true elegance and style at a young age, symbolizing qualities that EMGEE Group stands for and our association with them will help us scale new heights by strengthening our bond with our target audience.”

 

Press Conference; Speedy Singhs in London

Last Friday, the 23rd Septmeber 2011 saw some of the most lauded and iconic stars from American, Canadian and Indian cinema and entertainment take to the stage in London to promote one of the most exciting Hollywood crossover films to emerge in recent times, Speedy Singhs, releasing in the UK on Friday 30th September 2011. International comedy sensation, Russell Peters, and rising star of cinema, Vinay Virmani, joined fellow cast and crew members including much adored comedian/actor Gurpreet “Ghuggi” Singh and co-producer Ajay Virmani as they addressed the audience and conducted a Q&A session with media in attendance at the posh Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge.

Mr Ajay Virmani spoke about their promotional trip, introduced the actors and briefly spoke about the film: “We were just India and stopped in London because I understand that London loves Russell. He sold out the O2 for two nights in a row. We could not fly over London and not stop here. It’s a very simple movie. There is nothing complicated about it and is made from the heart. It talks about relationships and has a backdrop of Ice Hockey. But that is only a backdrop. There is also a message for families who come from India (to Canada) and struggle. It’s a story about a young boy who is coming of age.”

“Gurpeet Ghuggi is best known for his comedy in India and when He goes to places like Southall (UK) or Brampton (Canada) the traffic comes to a halt. You will see him in a very different character in the movie. Vijay Virmani is playing the lead in the movie and is also the storywriter. Breakaway/Speedy Singhs is his film and a lot is based on his experiences when he was growing up in Canada. And Russel Peters is the funniest person I have met in my life,” said the co-producer.

Speaking about the movie and co stars Ghuggi Singh said: It’s a great blend of emotions. I haven’t seen such a good film in recent times. It’s a great combination of Hollywood, Bollywood and Pollywood. Pollywood because I am a Punjabi movies actor (laughs). Even though Vinay Virmani is a debutant in this film, he has done a great job. It was great to share screen space Russel Peter because I have always admired him as a great comedian. I am really excited.”

Debutant Vinay Virmani, the leading actor and son of the co-producer thanked the media personas for coming to the press meet. He also went on to talk about the film and believes that wherever people are; India, Punjab, London or Toronto, they will be able to relate to it. He also believes that it’s a family film which everyone can watch together and enjoy. Speaking about its UK appeal the actor said: “The UK appeal is very special. We have every UK artist on our Soundtrack, from Jassi Sidhu, Rishi Rich, Veronica to RDB. The music is very special in this film.”

Russel Peters, who is worldwide famous for his stand-up comedy shared his experience of watching the film at The International Toronto Film Festival: “I was nervous before seeing the film. There were a couple of moments where I got teary eyed and that is not easy.”

Q&A with the Press:

As a comedian yourself, did you work together with the scriptwriters?

Russell: I took what they gave me and flipped it. Thank God they did not say that you have to say exactly this. I have been on sets where they say ‘Nah, that has been written and that’s what you have to say’. They allowed me to do what I needed to do.

How do you think will the background of Ice Hockey appeal to the rest of the Asian audience as it’s a big sport in Canada?

Vinay: Yes, it’s the national sport there. Hockey is Hockey. Hockey is the national sport in India and it’s in our blood. The only difference is that we play it on ice. I think there has not been a really good film in a while that showcased the sport. Hockey is also just a backdrop and a vehicle in the film.

Why did you change the name of the film for audiences outside of Canada?

Vinay: Breakaway is a very Canadian and Hockey term. It also means breaking away from traditions and cultures. We felt that Speedy Singhs is also a great title. It sums up the energy of this film.

Do you all know how to play Ice Hockey?

Russell: I have only played street hockey because I grew up in Toronto. Neither me nor my character in the film are Ice hockey fans.
Vinay: Shooting Ice Hockey is really tough. Fortunately, we don’t have much of it in the film.
Ghuggi: I actually tried twice to play but suddenly I thought I don’t have enough insurance (laughs).

What was it like to work with Akshay Kumar as a producer?

Ajay Virmani : It was wonderful. He is the co-producer of the film and brought the Bollywood element to the film. He also brought a lot of script sense to Ii as well as emotional elements that appeal to any sort of audiences but mostly to the Indian audience. He is very professional and always on or in time. He was also a great contributor the
music.

Why do you not like to work in Bollywood movies?

Russell: I does not appeal to me. I have never watched a Bollywood film. I think most NRI kids watch Bollywood films because they see their parents watch them while they grow up and feel a sense of nostalgia.

Now that you have partied with Sonam and Akshay, Do you plan on watching their movies?

Russell: I always appreciate people as humans. Whatever you do for a living is irrelevant to me. Guys like Akshay and Anupam Kher are great people. I would love to find out if Sonam is a great person but the most we got to do was take a picture and she walked away and I was like ‘okay’ (laughs).

Speedy Singhs releases in cinemas across UK and worldwide on 30th September 2011.

Watch an exclusive video of Ghuggi Singh and Vinay Virmani dancing on “Ni Aja Ve” after a request from a journalist at the event:

First published on BollySpice: http://bollyspice.com/29515/special-report-speedy-singhs-press-conference-london

UK Premiere of MBKD at Feltham

Yash Raj Films in association with Cineworld, Asiana Magazine, B4U and Etihad Airways organized a UK Premiere for their latest release; Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. The event was held at Cineworld, Feltham (London) on the 08th September 2011. As the leading actors of the cast were announced to make an appearance, thousands of fans waited for hours to catch a glimpse of Katrina Kaif, Imran Khan and Ali Zafar.

The venue was turned into a wedding reception with Punjabi drummers and dancers entertaining the waiting fans. The cast and director made a grand entry in a limousine and all one could hear was screams for all of them.

However, Metropolitan Police officers had to help out control the crowd besides a dozen of bodyguards for the actors. Katrina Kaif and Ali Zafar were rushed into the cinema due to security issues when the barrier between them and the fans was broken. However, Imran Khan continued to sign autographs and took pictures with fans with heavy security around him.

Ali Zafar told us that He really enjoyed the few interactions he had with the fans at Feltham. After being probed about the UAE Premiere the singer-turned-actor said: “It felt really good to see their (fans) love here at Cineworld. However, Abu Dhabi was crazier. We could not interact with the fans at all because we would have been killed. There were just too many people.”

The actors also had a few minutes to rest from the frenzy surrounding them and I was there to witness it. Katrina Kaif was constantly being teased by Ali Abbas Zaffar and was joking around in Hindi. The actress usually avoids speaking Hindi around Press.

The actors and their director went into two screenings and thanked the fans and audience for their support. They were also presented with bouquets by their UK partners; Cineworld, Eithad Airways and Asiana Magazine.

The Delhi Belly actor thanked the audience for coming out to attend the first screening of their film in the UK. Surprisingly, Katrina told the audience at Cineworld that this was their last promotion together for the film and they won’t be seeing each other for a very long time. She then went on to ask the crowd to ask Ali Zafar to sing a song from the film. Zafar agreed and sang ‘Madhubhala’ live which was followed by cheers and claps from everyone.

Imran and Katrina were then rushed out of the cinema as they were already late to catch their flights to Mumbai. As anticipated, Katrina missed her flight as she only had 20 minutes left when she left the venue and was worried throughout the Premiere about missing her flight.

Overall, the Premiere was a huge success as the audience was enjoying and laughing throughout the film. To a lot of people’s surprise, some members of the audience stood up and were dancing when Ali Zafar’s ‘Madhubhala’ came on screen.

Here are some exclusive shots from the exciting evening!









First Published on BollySpice: http://bollyspice.com/28453/exclusive-bollyspice-at-mere-brother-ki-dulhan-uk-premier
All pictures taken by yours truly 🙂

Imran Khan Shares his experience about Dharma Production

Imran Khan is completely impressed with Karan Johar and Dharma productions. His upcoming movie with the production house, ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ featuring Kareena Kapoor has already created a buzz in the filmy duniya.

They just shot for a still photo shoot for the publicity of the movie. Without a doubt they looked fabulous together. He is all praises for his co-star for her extreme brilliance, on screen as well as off screen.

After ‘I Hate Luv Storys’, Imran is glad to be back with Dharma Productions. Karan’s support and belief in him at the lowest point of his career has been the limelight for him. He was offered ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ when he was facing a rough patch, the actor recollects. Post the shoot of the movie the bond between him Karan and Punit Malhotra (director of IHLS) has grown stronger.

Imran started shooting for the film after the release of ‘Break Ke Baad’ in 2010. Set in Las Vegas the film shows a span of five to six days in Imran’s life when Kareena Kapoor enters his life and everything changes. Speaking to me about this film and co-star Kapoor, Khan said: “I pushed for her to be in the film. Shakun Batra, the director, is a good friend of mine. He was a second assistant director on ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’. I always knew that He will make a good director and He was writing the script keeping me in mind. I think, he always had Kareena Kapoor in mind while writing the female character. The first time I heard it, I also told him that it has got to be Kareena.”

Dharma Productions plans on setting new records with the much anticipated and awaited movie of 2012. The film is set to release around Valentines Day 2012.

Hrithik Roshan’s workout regime for Agneepath

Hrithik’s Workout & Diet for Agneepath!!

Hrithik Roshan’s look in Karan Johar’s remake of Agneepath made jaws drop all over the world. His look inspired men and wooed women all over the world. But it was not at all easy to get the look and physique in place as per the requirement. Hrithik had to completely change his workout routine and work extremely hard to get that shape which is now called as god made.

His trainer Satyajit Chaurasia, who has been Hrithik’s trainer for 9 years, explains how Hrithik had to go into an extreme regime to get his muscles extremely toned for Vijay Chauhan’s role in Agneepath.

His diet was a super protein diet with 12 egg whites, 2 loafs of brown bread, a protein shake, nuts, corn flakes with milk and fruit platter for breakfast.

Two roti, green vegetables, 1 whole chicken (during the day), dal, Caesar salad, fish platter for lunch.

Protein shake, egg white sandwich or fruit plate for snacks. For dinner he had 6-8 egg whites, brown bread, 1/2 chicken or fish with stir-fried vegetables, Caesar salad during workout and 1 banana.

Now Hrithik can say, “That is how the cookie crumbles”!!

Orianthi Panagris works with A.R. Rahman on ROCKSTAR music

Rahman records with Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist in LA; Imtiaz participates through Skype

Rockstar, produced by Shree Ashtavinayak & Eros International has been in the news since it was announced. Directed by Imtiaz Ali ( Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal), the film stars Indian heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and debutant Nargis Fakhri. The music is composed by Oscar award winning maestro AR Rahman and it is said that He and Imtiaz Ali have put in their heart and soul to create some memorable music for the film.

The music director has roped in Orianthi Panagaris, Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist for a song titled ‘Saadda Haq’ in the film’s soundtrack.

While working on ‘Saadda Haq’, the team (Rahman, Imtiaz, Irshad & Mohit Chauhan) agreed that they needed a fantastic lead guitarist to justify the tempo and the lyrics of the song. A source from the team says, “While Rahman and Imtiaz had shortlisted several Indian and international musicians, they had Orianthi on the top of their list; given her incredible body of work and her huge international success.”

Rahman checked with his agent in LA and even met up with Orianthi during one of his work visits there. He made her listen to the rough track and she absolutely loved it. Rahman immediately contacted Imtiaz and soon the Director was online, video chatting with Rahman & Orianthi from Mumbai.

“The Director had a long discussion with Orianthi on Skype; briefing her about the film’s story and the song’s relevance. Orianthi who was sitting with Rahman in LA immediately played some tunes that she felt could work well for the song. They (Imtiaz & Rahman) loved it and so Orianthi was on board!” the source adds.

A few days later, Rahman recorded Orianthi playing the guitar for ‘Saadda Haq’ in his LA studio. The process took 6 long hours, while Imtiaz witnessed the entire session through Skype!

Rockstar releases worldwide on 11.11.11.

Bollywood’s summer splash to commence with Housefull 2

Eros International to release Sajid Nadiadwala’s HOUSEFULL  worldwide on 5th April 2012

Eros International, a leading global company in Indian filmed entertainment, has announced the release date of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2 on 5th April 2012. Audiences can look forward to the first big summer release next year with the much anticipated comic caper directed by Sajid Khan.

Following the very successful Housefull, Eros international, Producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan team up once again to release their latest venture, Housefull 2 which will mark the first of the big ticket entertainers next year.

Sequel to the super hit Housefull, Housefull 2 is also a comedy in true Sajid Khan style and stars an eclectic mix of actors including Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Riteish Deshmukh along with Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randhir Kapoor, Zarine Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Boman Irani , Chunky Pandey, Mithun Chakraborty etc.

The film started an extensive schedule in England earlier this year  filming at locations like London, Peterborough, Stamford and Tilford. While Shankhar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the music for Housefull , the soundtrack for the sequel has been composed by Sajid-Wajid.

Housefull had a very successful innings at the box office on its release on 30th April 2010. The film had grossed Rs. 95 crores worldwide in its first week with Rs. 75 crores gross coming from India (Rs. 52.3 crores nett) and Rs. 20 crores overseas.

Check out this exclusive picture on location in London:

RA.ONE Music Launch

An Epic music launch – Ra.One is here to stay!

The Ra.One music launch is definitely one that is not going to be forgotten very soon by the industry and audiences alike. No doubt that the music of Ra.One has been one of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year, however the sheer scale of grandeur and enigmatic presence on the stage of the stars has left everyone’s jaws dropping.

Shah Rukh Khan was at his usual charming best as he joked and said, “Superman ko apna naam Karan Johar rakhna chahiye.”  He grooved with Kareena Kapoor, his female co-star in the movie, to the latest chartbuster from the movie Chammak Challo, and while Kareena did look stunning in a blood-red sari, all eyes were eagerly looking out for the well-kept secret that is the character of Ra.One, which is being portrayed by Arjun Rampal..And quite an entry it was!

Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan’s closest friend in the industry, launched the music album while the film has been dedicated by SRK to the late Yash Johar.

Though we faced an unexpected delay in the start the event,it was probably because of the rains affecting certain portions of the set, built in an open area. And later, live glimpses of the event were shown, as promised, on the official YouTube channel. If the glimpses didn’t quite please you, you must watch the entire event to be aired on national televisionvery soon… the funny SRK on-liners & the dance performances will definitely impress you. And national broadcasting means that not only the media, but also the entire fans base can become a part of the celebrations.

YouTube views and comments for the event were at an all-time high, and Ra.One’s official Twitter handle even amassed 300+ followers in a matter of 2 hours.

The official release of Ra.One’s music album has truly been the perfect gift for all at the end of this festive season.  It truly was worth the wait!


Check out the launch video on the official RA.ONE YouTube channel:

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LUDACRIS works with Akshay Kumar

After introducing Snoop Dogg to Bollywood, the award-winning Asian-Urban music group, RDB, are proud to announce their collaboration with the Grammy Award Winning music artist LUDACRIS and Bollywood superstar AKSHAY KUMAR for the cross-urban music track of the year, “Shera Di Kaum”. The promotional song features in the forthcoming cross-cultural film ‘Speedy Singhs’, releasing worldwide on the 23rd September 2011.

The video of the film was shot in Toronto and features Manj of RDB, with the principle cast of ‘Speedy Singhs” (Hollywood star Rob Lowe, comedy sensation Russell Peters, Indo-Canadian actor Vinay Virmani, actress Camille Belle), Akshay Kumar who lip synced Manj’s vocals and of course Ludacris.

Having previously worked with international heavy weights such as Snoop Dogg, Elephant Man, Yukhmouth from DTP and Public Enemy, RDB’s latest collaboration with hip hop sensation Ludacris, is further testament to the bands repute as pioneers of music as they escalate the amalgam of eclectic Western musical beats with the infamous drum and dhol of South Asian music to greater heights. RDB were not only the first fusion group to combine traditional Punjabi Bhangra, hip-hop and rock, but also the first group to have collaborated with a Bollywood superstar (Akshay Kumar) and world famous rapper on an international scale.

Emraan Hashmi is the original stud: claims Superstud Ashmit Patel

This week on UTV Bindass Superstud, the competition gets tougher for the studs and to give them a few tips Ashmit has invited the man who knows it all, the man known to charm the ladies and steal hearts, Emraan Hashmi. He visited the Stud farm and was delighted to meet his good friend aka Superstud, Ashmit Patel after a long time.

Soon after they met, Ashmit introduced Emraan to the contestants, who were equally excited to interact with him. While introducing him Ashmit proclaimed “Emraan is the original stud and the boys should look up to him and definitively note down the tips given by him”.

When asked about his views about this show and what he thinks of the opportunity given to the boys, Hashmi commented, “The concept of the show is very novel and it’s the first time in India that such a show has been showcased. I think the contestants should just learn and follow so that they go ahead and inspire more people.” Well, we hope the contestants get some amazing tips from the Superstud of Bollywood!!

Watch as Emraan Hashmi boosts the confidence and even puts to test the skills of the Superstuds contestants. Catch the battle on UTV Bindass Superstud on Sunday 14th August 2011, 7pm.

Bebo does a “Mandakani” for Bodyguard

The Bollywood industry had recently turned upside down with the whole dilemma of whether Kareena Kapoor has agreed to do the Mandakini act for a film or not.

Will the Kapoor girl do the bathing act that still remains fresh in audiences’ minds was a question that had kept many under deep curiosity.Well the actress has finally come out of secret doors and did the most famous ‘Mandakini’ act for ‘Bodyguard’ along with the hunk Salman Khan.The song is a love track between Kareena and Salman titled ‘Teri Meri Prem Kahaani’ , shot in Film City over three days – last Saturday Sunday and Monday.Sources from the set revealed that Kareena was seen donning a beautiful white saree for the first time specially this act, she gracefully danced under the rain water and was very comfortable performing the choreography of the song, which was done by Vaibhavi Merchant.

Not only that, Bebo had few changes in other sarees as well but she absolutely loved her white saree look. Sources from the set couldn’t stop talking about her look in the saree under the rain water and how she perfectly matched Mandakini.

Atul Agnihotri says, “we shot the love song ‘Teri Meri Prem Kahaani’ with Salman and Kareena recently. Kareena looked absolutely stunning in the saree. The audiences will surely enjoy the song and fall in love with her all over again.”

Bodyguard is touted as this season’s biggest film; after ‘Wanted’ (2009 Eid release) and ‘Dabangg’ (2010 Eid release) Salman’s ‘Bodyguard’ is all geared up to release this Eid on 31st August, 2011.

‘Bodyguard’ is a romantic action film starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Directed by Siddique, the film is a remake of the director’s 2010 Malayalam film of the same name.