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B4U to release ‘CAKE’ in UK cinemas

A story about love, loss and passage of time, the first look and teaser of Pakistani film, Cake, is out. Directed by Asim Abbasi, the family drama stars Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik.

Talking about the film, director Asim Abbasi reveals, “It’s about two sisters, one of whom lives abroad and the other is left behind here. It showcases their conflicts in dealing with their relationships and parents,” he said.

“The story is something we all can relate to in some way. We have seen globalisation, children moving away and the rivalry between siblings. It’s a story about love, loss and life and death – all the things that we are familiar with.”

The cast of the film shared the teaser on their social media accounts, all of whom shared the same caption, which read, “Reminder: the most interesting individuals in your life are most likely under the same roof as you. Peel away the delicious facade of family this spring.”

Cake is scheduled to release in cinemas on 30th March 2018.

Starring Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik and directed by Asim Abbasi, Cake releases in UK cinemas on 30th March 2018 by B4U Motion Pictures

Watch the official teaser of Cake here:

Competition: Meet the cast of ‘Happy New Year’

HNY UK BUSYash Raj Films in association with B4U and Baba Elaichi is proud to announce the Happy New Year Bus hitting the UK, ahead of this year’s biggest Bollywood release!

And to celebrate, they are offering a lucky winner the chance of a lifetime to meet King Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and the cast and director of Happy New Year in London on Sunday 5th October.

The winner will have the opportunity of meeting the team one on one and travelling with them on the Happy New Year Bus, going on to watch the stars live in action onstage.

All you need to do is click a pic of the bus in your area, mention where you spotted it and upload the pic to:

HNY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyNewYear


HNY Twitter: https://twitter.com/HNY


HNY Instagram: http://instagram.com/happynewyear


B4U Facebook: facebook.com/B4UNETWORK


B4U Twitter: @THEOFFICIALB4U

A lucky winner along with a friend will be selected to meet the stars in London on Sunday 5th October, travel on the bus and go on to see them perform live onstage. The winner will be announced on Saturday 4th October.

You can spot the Bus in the following locations:

2nd October 2014:

Leicester
Belgrave Road
Melton Road
East Park Road
City Centre
London Road
Highfields area.

Birmingham
Alum Rock – Alum Rock Road
Aston
Bordesley Green – Bordesley Green Road
Capehill – Dudley Road
Handsworth – Soho Road, Rookery Road
Small Heath – Coventry Road
Smethwick – High Street
Sparkbrook/Sparkhill – Stratford road
Walsall – Palfrey (Wednesbury Road)
Wolverhampton – Dudley Road
West Bromwich – High Street

3rd October 2014 

Slough
Farnham Road

Hayes
Uxbridge Road

Southall
King Street
South Road
Broadway

Harrow
Kenton Road

Wembley
Ealing Road
Wembley High Road

4th October 2014

East London
Ilford Lane, IG1

Cranbrook Road, IG1
High Road, Seven Kings, IG3
Green Street, E13
High Street North, East Ham, E6 
Romford Road, E15
High Street, E3 [A118]
Bow Road, E3 [A11]
Mile End Road, E1
Whitechapel Road / Whitechapel High Street, E1
Bethnal Green Road, E2 [A1209]
Commercial Road, E14

 

This Summer, “LOL” has a new definition – “It’s Entertainment”

Imagine if the King of Comedy, Akshay Kumar is matched against the ultimate bad guys of Bollywood, Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj. What follows is the deadliest comedy ever – It’s Entertainment. Perfectly supporting the belly-aching comedy moments is an ensemble cast featuring Mithun Chakraborty, Johnny Lever and Krushna and the sexy love interest beautifully placed by Tamannaah Bhatia.

This comedy bonanza is helmed by sought after writer-duo-turned-filmmakers, Farhad-Sajid.The genius pair created a record of sorts when, within a span of 18 months, they were credited with five, back to back smash hits that crossed the 100 crore mark, having previously penned the scripts for screen gems such as Bol Bachchan, Housefull 2, Ready, Golmaal Returns and Golmaal 3. To add to this laughter riot is a breezy soundtrack of sing-aloud summer anthems courtesy of Sachin Jigar including a track rendered by the melodious Atif Aslam.

 

Synopsis: Suppose you discover that your father is not really your father; that your actual father is multi-billionaire Pannalal Johri; and that you are his only heir. That’s exactly what happens to our hero, Akhil Lokhande (Akshay Kumar), who has been working five jobs a day just to keep his fake ‘father’ (Darshan Jariwala) who has been faking illness in hospital. However, overnight Akhil’s fortunes change.

It's Entertainment He’s secured a spot in girlfriend Saakshi’s (Tamannaah) heart and now her home too, presided over by her penny-pinching father (played by Mithun Chakraborty). But on discovering his lineage, an overjoyed Akhil travels to Bangkok to claim his rightful place as the only son and heir of Pannalal Johri. However, his joy is short lived as he discovers that his father is dead. Worse still, Pannalal’s loyal family lawyer, Abdulla (Johnny Lever), informs him that his father has willed his entire fortune to his dog – Entertainment!

In order to inherit his father’s estate, Akhil and his best friend Jugnu (Krushna) decide to get rid of the pesky canine. Meanwhile, distant relatives of Pannalal, Karan (Prakash Raj) and Arjun (Sonu Sood), decide to get rid of Akhil, to land the fortune themselves. What ensues is a deadly but hilarious game as Akhil and Jugnu plot ever-ingenious ways to kill off Entertainment, while Karan-Arjun hatch nefarious plans to do away with Akhil – a dog-eat-dog situation if ever there was one. In the midst of this murderous mayhem is the loveable, loyal and intelligent Entertainment. Will underdog Akhil have the last laugh, will and testament? Will Karan-Arjun land in the doghouse? Or will Entertainment prove that he’s Top Dog and enjoy the last bark?

It’s Entertainment all the way, from 8th August in cinemas, presented by Tips Industries Ltd and distributed internationally by B4U.

 

Amitabh Bachchan delights UK media at exclusive Video Conference in relation to ‘Bhoothnath Returns’

Bhoothnath Returns - UKThe Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, delighted UK media at an exclusive Video Conference he took part in on Monday 7th April, in relation to his forthcoming lead role in Bhoothnath Returns. The charming screen icon warmly interacted and joked with the audience as he introduced his latest film.

Speaking about working closely with child actor Parth Bhalerao in the film, he said, “I believe the younger generation has a much brighter future than we had. Look at them, their confidence, they rarely have inhibitions while acting or in general in front of the camera. That is something which keeps us older actors on our toes! The younger lot impresses me with their sharp skills and how confidence comes naturally to them.”

The film’s message, he added, “Resonates with the current situation in India and urges everyone to go and vote. We should all be a part of the system and participate actively. The fearlessness and simplicity of the child protagonist should inspire and motivate us.”

Speaking about the genre of children-centric films in Indian cinema, he explained, “Although children’s films have been in the past too, I still feel that there is a serious dearth of films which are made for children or have a child artist as one of the main protagonists. They are the future and constitute a major part of our society, just like men or women, and that should reflect in our films too. I hope to see more films like that in the future.”

When asked about the current age of social media, Mr Bachchan said, “I think social media has immense and underestimated potential. Twitter and Facebook have given me an Extended Family (EF) as I call it. It connects not only me to the rest of the world but also people connect and form bonds with each other. I have numerous stories where they have bonded and met each other. I think it is a wonderful concept!”

Speaking about his fans in the UK, Mr Bachchan said, “They (the UK audience) have always supported us. Over the years, newer people have joined in and I hope we continue to have that special place in the hearts of the people in the UK.”

Amitabh Bachchan returns to delight audiences of all ages as he returns to the silver screen as his much loved, paranormal avatar makes a comeback in Bhootnath Returns, releasing in cinemas worldwide on 11th April 2014, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kishan Kumar, Renu Ravi Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan, and distributed internationally by B4U.

Amitabh Bachchan, reprises his paranormal role in ‘Bhoothnath Returns’

The Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, returns to delight audiences of all ages as he returns to the silver screen in a lead role as his much loved, paranormal avatar makes a comeback with Bhootnath Returns, releasing in cinemas worldwide on 11th April 2014, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kishan Kumar, Renu Ravi Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan, and distributed internationally by B4U.

After the unprecedented success of the prequel, Indian cinema’s older generation once again goes head to head with the younger as the legendary Amitabh Bachchan welcomes mischievously charming child artist, Parth Bhalerao. Screen magic is created when the two characters collide in Bhoothnath Returns – a delightful, ghoulish comedy drama, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, which will appeal to kids and adults alike.

Comedy kingpin, Boman Irani, plays a pivotal, supporting role in Bhoothnath Returns – a must-see for cinemagoers to witness the formidable on screen interaction between the Shahenshah and the Joker. Indulging audiences further, special appearances come courtesy of none other than superstars, King Khan Shahrukh Khan and poster pin-up Ranbir Kapoor. Meet Bros Anjjan and Palash Muchhal have created a suitably playful and spine-tingling soundtrack, with a phenomenal buzz already generated around the track, ‘Party with the Bhootnath’, featuring sensational music artist Yo Yo Honey Singh rapping alongside the Godfather of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan.

Synopsis: Bhoothnath Returns takes Bhoothnath’s story forward as the paranormal character returns to ‘Bhoot World’, where he is greeted with taunts and condemnation from the other ghosts for bringing disrepute to the ghost-community for getting bullied by a kid on Earth.

Post the humiliation, Bhoothnath (Amitabh Bachchan) decides to redeem himself by returning to Earth to seek vengeance by scaring a bunch of kids. His search leads him to Akhrot (Parth Bhalerao), a kid from the slums who happens to be the only person who can see him. They agree to help each other but their friendship embroils them in a cause bigger than they had ever imagined. To move ahead, they will need to take on one of the country’s most powerful and corrupt politicians, Bhau (Boman Irani). The Lok Sabha elections are nearing and Bhau’s victory is a mere formality, or is it?
 In a world where the common man is afraid of politics, will a common man’s ghost overcome his fear to stand up for what’s right and fight against injustice? 
Bhoothnath Returns is an entertaining tale of good against evil, weak against powerful, past against future.

Prepare for screen magic when Amitabh Bachchan illumines screens and takes audiences on a gripping, ghost ride when Bhootnath Returns, releasing on 11th April 2014, distributed internationally by B4U.

 

Interview: ‘I don’t like to associate myself with any camps’- Kangana Ranaut

Hungama_QueenBollywood beauty Kangana Ranaut speaks to Sunny Malik about her next release, Queen.

The film is a feel-good and female-centric flick directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. 

Queen releases in UK cinemas on 7th March 2014 through B4U.

How was your experience attending the Burberry show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week?
It was really beautiful. London was great as it didn’t rain that day. We were expecting it to rain and it didn’t. So we were quite lucky with the weather (Laughs). It was my first experience at an international fashion week and show. Burberry and I go long back as they have been dressing me for red carpet appearances and events. I was thrilled to see their collection. I loved how they received me. It was just a lovely experience.

Your film Queen was postponed from February to March and is now clashing with two other films at the UK Box Office…
The makers weren’t sure yet as we have a song called ‘Hungama Ho Gaya’ and they wanted it to become slightly more popular. They wanted to market the song more extensively which is why the release date was postponed by a week. The film is now releasing on 7th March. I think, it was a call taken by the makers, the marketing team and the distributors. They all wanted to promote the music further because it’s the kind of soundtrack that grows on you after you listen to it a few times. We don’t have clichéd Bollywood numbers inspired by the 70’s which you can’t hear ever again after liking them and listening to them a few times. Vikas Bahl, the director, told me that this music needs time to become popular.

People have been praising your performance after watching just the trailer…
I am getting amazing reactions. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has apparently tweeted about the trailer. I also met him at a party recently. Mr. Bachchan, Mr. Aamir Khan and Mr. Salman Khan all told me that they are eagerly waiting to watch the film. What else can one ask for? It’s very important to me because I have felt accepted for the first time. I have never received such support for any of my films before.

You have never been a part of camps… Do you feel that the film fraternity has accepted you now?
I don’t like to associate myself with any camps or such. I want to do my own thing. I like to have a little personal life whenever I can. I’d like to be my own person. I don’t want to just cling onto others. I feel that everyone has their own goals. My goal is mine and I don’t need to associate that with another person’s goals. I like to keep it that way. I’d love to work with artists such as Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Mr. Aamir Khan and Mr. Salman Khan, at the same time it is not the goal of my life or career. It’s not something I am working towards. I am not sure about acceptance from the film fraternity as I don’t work for anyone. I work for myself and my own happiness. It’s alright if people don’t accept me. I won’t be unhappy about it.

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Vikas Bahl just produced Hasee Toh Phasee and is known to make exceptional films. How was your experience being directed by him in Queen?
What I love about these contemporary filmmakers is their spontaneity. They allow artists to contribute to the film in many ways. Vikas allowed me to write dialogues of the film, not that I was planning to or worked towards it. It just happened very organically. He liked what I was coming up with and he let me write my own dialogues. At the same time, he understands the needs of an artist. I remember, I was working multiple shifts and was filming for Krrish 3 and Queen simultaneously. One day when I came from the sets of Krrish 3, Vikas asked me what was wrong with me as I wasn’t behaving and walking like my character Rani. I can’t just switch on and switch off. It takes me months to get into a character and I can’t just work like a robot. He understood that and respected me as an artist. He didn’t shoot with me that day. It’s nice to work with such a director because you then put your all into his film because he respects you.

Could you relate to your character Rani?
I don’t really relate to the character. She has major issues. She believes that by changing herself, she can please people around her. Her goal is to keep everyone happy. She is really naïve. I don’t identify with these traits of her personality. But at the same time, I also come from a middle class background and I understand how and why she feels that way. I have also come from a small city to a big one. But I never had issues like low self-esteem. Everyone has these phases but it’s not something I have experiences throughout my life like Rani has.

How was your experience shooting in places like Amsterdam and Paris?
We frequently shoot abroad but mainly for songs for which we dress up quite a lot. You look like an actress and people come and take pictures with you (laughs). However, for this film I had a very girl-next-door look and honestly, looked very ordinary. People would look at me and wonder why I am so special and why would someone make a movie with me (Laughs). That was a bit different. People would ask the crew “Is she the leading actress?” You know, people have this idea of a Bollywood actress wearing a chiffon saree and her hair flying (laughs) but that wasn’t the case with me.

QUEEN What kind of roles do you want to do?
I am very happy what I am being offered. I am happy with films like Queen and Revolver Rani. I am also doing the sequel to Tanu Weds Manu. I really can’t tell what exactly I want to do in the future but I would love to do a sci-fi film after doing Krrish 3. I would love to do films like Tomb Raider or Kill Bill. I want to do films which are stylish, sci-fi and about women. It will be a good change and it would challenge me as a performer. I have been missing a stylish character after Fashion. I would love to save the world in a film (laughs).

Three big films are releasing on Friday including Queen…
It’s sad as I would have loved to have a solo release for Queen (laughs).

Bollywood films with Khans or rom-coms do really well abroad and in the UK. What are your expectations from Queen?
I can’t really tell. It’s a shame that some people abroad watch my films only on DVD. Tanu Weds Manu, Fashion and Gangster are really popular abroad but everyone has seen it on DVD or TV. It is different for an audience abroad compared to our audience in India. Indian audiences are very Bollywood oriented. They watch our films every weekend. That is the only entertainment they get here. I don’t know how it works in the UK. I hope that people like it in the UK because Queen has an international appeal.

Queen- Gujariya (3)You are not on Twitter. Why is that?
I have a website which I try to update as much as possible but I am not on Facebook or Twitter. I am not a very social person (laughs).

Your interview with Anupama Chopra went viral on social media…
I never thought that the interview would go viral. That is just how I am. I had no clue that it had gone viral for the longest time. Initially, when messages started to pour in, I would get ten messages a day. I was giving a lot of interviews during the promotions of Krrish 3 and the messages just didn’t stop at all. Then I said, ‘Which interview was it?’ and people told me that it was my interview with Anupama Chopra. Then I saw it and realised that it was really nice and they had also edited it quite nicely.

Watch the trailer here:

Bollywood loves Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’

queen-uk-release-b4uIt seems as if Bollywood has fallen head-over-heels for  ‘Rani’, played by Kangana Ranaut, in Queen. Celebrities on the twitter-sphere, who saw the film at a special screening recently, have not stopped praising the film and Kangana for her ace performance in it. Personal reviews for the film, all good, have been traveling far and wide.

The gorgeous Dia Mirza tweeted, “I am so proud, excited and optimistic about how we are looking at our women in film! #Queen. I wasn’t meant to watch it last night, but it beckoned me… It has been since I saw the first poster, then the trailer. #Queen.”

Bollywood’s widely acclaimed directors, Abhishek Kapoor and Nikhil Advani, have poured their hearts out on the social networking platform.

“Hearing supreme things about #Queen and Kangana. Vikas you score again. @raj_kumar31 I’m jealous we couldn’t start our project”, said Director Nikhil Advani.

A clearly impressed and definitely enthusiastic Abhishek Kapoor, tweeted “Just saw #queen , my friend Vikas Bahl has whacked it #outtathepark. The movie of the year is already here. Can’t miss this. #phantom.”

With Queen less than a week shy of its release, the fans’ excitement is scaling new heights. Bollywood’s out and out positive response has given a hint of what future holds for the movie.

“I saw #Queen two nights ago.. And it refuses to leave me.. Right up there with my fave films and Kangana is in top form.. loveddd..”, stated Huma Qureshi, who had many kind words to say.

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who seemed all excited and star struck after watching the film, tweeted, “Just watched QUEEN. Kangana is phenomenal. Vikas what a film you’ve made. Congrats Phantom, and thank u for making such a film!!! Sona Thumakdi after watching:).” Sonakshi surely seems to be in love with Queen’s Shaadi song ‘London Thumakda’.

Queen is about a shy, simple girl from Rajauri, who has been dumped at the altar by her fiancé. However, she decides to go on her honeymoon, all alone. The movie is about her meeting new friends in an entirely new place, and having the time of her life. The movie also features Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles.

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Queen is a Phantom Production. The Kangana Ranaut starrer is directed by Vikas Bahl, and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap.

Queen is scheduled for release on March 7, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Gulaab Gang unites Madhuri and Juhi for the first time on screen

Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla in Gulab Gang (2)One of the most impactful and socially relevant films to emerge from India in recent times, cinematic tour de force, Gulaab Gang, releases in UK cinemas on 7th March 2014 to mark Women’s Day (on 8th March), produced by Anubhav Sinha, presented and co-produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah, distributed internationally by B4U.

A powerful, female-centric film that conveys a hard-hitting social message, Gulaab Gang sees debut director, Soumik Sen, bring together on-screen for the very first time two of Indian cinema’s most lauded actresses. The iconic Madhuri Dixit and inimitable Juhi Chawla ignite the silver screen in powerhouse performances that will resonate with audiences and cinemagoers both traditional and new, as Gulaab Gang presents Indian filmmaking at its finest on the platform of world cinema.

Gulaab Gang heralds a new dawn in Hindi cinema for multiple reasons, among them that two of the industry’s most accomplished and acclaimed female artists take centre stage in a strong, social message film about female empowerment, with women at the heart and soul of the film; the adulated and beloved Juhi Chawla delivers a career magnum opus in her first negative screen role; and the beguiling Madhuri Dixit lends her vocals to Soumik Sen’s emotive and heart-stirring soundtrack that harmoniously complements a film that will pack a punch with audiences and critics alike for years to come.

Gulaab Gang - UK ReleaseSynopsis: Somewhere in the Hindi heartland, an ashram of sorts has been set up by ‘Rajjo’ (Madhuri Dixit), where women armed with axes and sickles and dressed in pink nine yards mete out evil and seek out justice for one and all, while making hand-ground spices, hand-woven baskets and sarees. But when the party she was campaigning for reveals its true colours, Rajjo knows she has a whole new battle ahead of her, dual-headed by a corrupt force of evil in the guise of ‘Sumitra Devi’ (Juhi Chawla). 

Sumitra Devi is an institution whose money, bullet and connection-driven juggernaut of politics is a threat Rajjo hasn’t encountered before. Realising the devil incarnate is soon enough going to swamp, sabotage, silence and encompass the work she has been striving for all these years and draw her into a deadlier web of buyout, Rajjo is forced into battle with this new, unseen evil… at the ballot box. With something she has lived to learn all these years – the strength of soul, song and stick – this season the color of justice will be pink.

Proving the power in pink in Indian cinema’s most compelling, female-centric film to date, Gulaab Gang releases on 7th March 2014, produced by Anubhav Sinha, presented and co-produced by Sahara Movie Studios and Bharat Shah, distributed internationally by B4U.

B4U to release QUEEN in UK cinemas on 7th March

queen-uk-release-b4uIndian cinema presents one of the most delightful and upbeat female-centric films of recent times, bearing all the hallmarks of an iconic piece of filmmaking. Reflecting today’s India, sitting between modernism and conservatism, from the perspective of a charismatic female protagonist, Queen releases in cinemas on 7th March 2014, to mark Women’s Day (on 8th March), produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and distributed internationally by B4U.

Directed by maverick filmmaker, Vikas Bahl, whose previous directorial projects include the globally lauded Chillar Party, Queen is a charming, romantic comedy that represents new wave Indian cinema at its best, sure to be unanimously welcomed by contemporary Indian cinema connoisseurs as well as world cinema audiences and critics globally, in the same vein as previous foreign language successes such as Amelie and the 2012 Indian film hit, English Vinglish.

At the helm of Queen and reigning over the screen is the irresistibly loveable Kangana Ranaut, delivering her most formidable role to date and set to rule the hearts of audiences with her essay of a small-town, Indian girl about to embark on a journey of self-awakening and self-discovery that will change her life forever. Joining her onscreen are two of the finest artists among the new generation of Indian film talent – Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon. Queen beautifully conveys a contemporary India caught at the crossroad of modernity and traditionalism, oozing charm and feel-good warmth, perfectly accentuated by a melodious and breezy soundtrack by composer Amit Trivedi.

 

 

 

Queen- Gujariya (3)Synopsis: ‘Rani’ (Kangana Ranuat) is a 24-year-old born and brought up in a conservative, Punjabi family residing in Rajouri, New Delhi. Being the only girl in a traditional family unit, she has always been protected to such an extent that even a trip to the grocery store around the corner requires her mother asking her younger brother to accompany her. The typical, ‘Chintu, zaraa Didi ke saath chale jana’ scenario.

Rani’s sheltered life revolves around her Home Science course at college, her collective of female friends and her father’s ‘mithai ki dukaan’ (sweet shop). Like any other girl, she dreams relentlessly of the perfect guy to tie the knot with before embarking on her honeymoon – a life milestone for which she has been saving up since class 9.

When she reaches suitable age, her parents introduce her to ‘Vijay’, the son of their close family friend, and after persistent coaxing and the typical-boy-trying-to-impress-girl routine, Rani begins to fall for Vijay and, in her mind, accepts him as her beau. Engagement follows with the wedding planned for six months later, as Vijay is imminently posted to England as an engineer. So with dreams of her wedding and well-planned honeymoon on the agenda, Rani and her family kickstart the preparations.

As the dates approach, with relatives and functions in flow, Vijay returns for the wedding but calls it off at the 11th hour, citing a mismatch of interests and lifestyle. Rani is unable to come to terms with the jilt. Her entire family tries to console her with the typical reassurances. Then, taking her life and destiny in her own hands, she decides, impromptu, to go for her meticulously pre-planned honeymoon… by herself. A girl who has never been out in Delhi unescorted by her younger brother now leaves for a foreign land to embark on a life journey filled with experience and adventure.

Join Queen on her journey of self-discovery on 7th March 2014, produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and distributed internationally by B4U.