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Akshay Kumar starts filming ‘Airlift’

Akshay and Nimrat in AirliftAkshay Kumar has recently started filming his next film, Airlift, with co-star Nimrat Kaur.  

Airlift is directed by Raja Menon. A grand mansion, complete with Arabic carpets and interiors resembling an affluent Middle-Eastern household, was created for the shoot, which commenced on Sunday.

The period-drama, set in the 90s, is produced by Bhushan Kumar, along with Nikhil Advani and Vikram Malhotra. It details the world’s largest civilian evacuation, master minded and spear-headed by Kuwaiti billionaire, Ranjit Katyal who used the national carrier Air India, to evacuate over 170,000 Indians. He led the endeavour at the cost of a great person al sacrifice.

The film which is targeting a 22nd January 2016 release. The movie will also be filmed in  Ras Al Khaimah and Bhuj amongt other locations carefully chosen to replicate the topography of Kuwait and Baghdad in the early ’90s.

Jacqueline Fernandez dances to ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’

One of the most lauded tracks from Bhushan Kumar’s ROY featuring Jacqueline Fernandez, ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’, is an exuberant dance number, shot on a specially created set in Filmcity Mumbai, depicting some of the landmark streets of Malaysia. The song was shot over two days and was choreographed by Ahmed Khan. 

Jacqueline’s look in the song is uber chic and stylishly accessorised and the track has been sung by none other than ‘Baby Doll’ singer Kanika Kapoor. The lyrics have been penned by Kumaar and the music composed by Meet Brothers Anjjan.

Bhushan Kumar, who has received a great response to the ROY soundtrack so far says, “After the party anthem ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ and the romantic track ‘Tu Hai Ki Nahi’, ‘Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan’ is for all the girls. After the chartbuster hit Baby Doll, Meet Brothers have composed this song, sung by Kanika Kapoor, which will be a part of your peppy playlist.”

ROY, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez, releases on 13th February, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Freeway Pictures, distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

Hear a new remix of the song here:

Akshay Kumar feels Baby deals with an extremely relevant and topical issue

BabyIn a career spanning over 20 years, Akshay Kumar’s repertoire boasts multiple genres from comedy to action to drama and rather than chase superstardom, his focus has always been to be known as an actor. He says, “I don’t want to be typecast in any particular genre. I think no one can ask me this question that why do I only do the same kind of films because I have never done that in my career. I would like to be known as an actor and not a superstar. I don’t like the tag of superstar.”

Akshay says his upcoming thriller, Baby, deals with the serious issue of counter terrorism. He has once again teamed up with director Neeraj Pandey after the critically lauded and commercially successful Special 26, this time playing an undercover agent. “In today’s time, terrorism is a big issue. Every nation is facing this problem and we should all take this seriously and try to fight with it. The story of Baby is about that. There is a group of 27-28 people and their only mission is to finish terrorism from everywhere. And this group is still immature so the code name of their mission is Baby,” Akshay says.

The actor adds that the subject is very close to his heart. “Every film I do that is special for me. My father was in the army. So I know many things about the services and I find myself quite close to the army men. I feel very proud whenever I do an army based film,” he adds.

Gulshan Kumar presents Baby, a Neeraj Pandey film, a Crouching Tiger and Friday Filmworks production, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Shital Bhatia, Cape of Good Films and Crouching Tiger, releasing on 23rd January, distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

Filmonix to release ROY in UK cinemas on 13th February

Life imitates art and the lines between fiction and reality are blurred in 2015’s most stylish and engaging romantic thriller, ROY, releasing on 13th February, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Freeway Pictures and distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

Bhushan Kumar’s upcoming romantic thriller, ROY, has created quite a stir; a film that has been much-anticipated by the industry as well as the fans. The trailer crossed three million views on YouTube in just three days of its release followed by the songs, which have gained popularity across all media platforms.  

Ayesha - ROY (1)After giving audiences several musical hits such as Aashiqui 2 and Yaariyan, ROY is said to be another feather in this renowned company’s hat. Debutant director Vikramjit Singh presents a handsome and accomplished lead cast comprising Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez in a slick, romantic thriller, set against a sweeping backdrop of international locales. Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan and Amaal Malik have created a beautifully haunting soundtrack to complement the air of onscreen mystery and suspense. Sure to be lauded by critics and a new generation of Indian cinema audiences, ROY marks a dynamic new turn in the Indian thriller genre.

While Ranbir Kapoor plays the title role, Arjun Rampal plays the role of a director and will be seen in a completely different look in ROY. The two are paired with Jacqueline Fernandez for the first time in a film. Jacqueline, who plays a double role, is seen romancing the two most dashing leading men of Bollywood in ROY. The actress will be seen in two different looks: elegantly glamorous and vivaciously hip, respectively.

Arjun and Ranbir in RoyT-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar says, “We received a fabulous response to the theatrical trailer and the first song Sooraj Dooba Hai, which is now a party anthem for the season, followed by Tu Hai Ki Nahi and Chhitiyan Kallaiyan. The rest of the songs from the album have an individuality of their own and help the story go forward. The trailer helped us build enough curiosity on the characters each actor plays. Where Arjun is seen in a role and look he has never tried before, Jacqueline plays a double role for the first time and both are poles apart; while Ranbir plays a dynamic title role and he is supportive to the film and Vicky.” 

Synopsis: ROY is the greatest thief ever known to man, having pulled off impossible heists in every part of the globe. ‘Kabir’ is a highly successful filmmaker. His first and second movie, Guns Part 1 and Guns Part 2, were based on this thief called ROY. Each part had a new heist, each ending was a different one. As the movie starts, Kabir Grewal is all set to go into production of his next movie, Guns Part 3, and the third part is also about his favorite character ROY. Will the story change this time? Will Roy finally reveal his face to the world? Will he mess up his heist or will he be caught?

Roy releases on 13th February, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Freeway Pictures, distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

 Watch the songs of Roy here:


Filmonix to release Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ in UK cinemas on 23rd Jan

Baby_Poster 1B-Town’s fast emerging powerhouse duo, Neeraj Pandey and Akshay Kumar, unite once more to bring audiences a slick, action-packed thriller that redefines the genre in Indian cinema. Baby, a Neeraj Pandey film, a Crouching Tiger and Friday Filmworks production, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Shital Bhatia, Cape of Good Films and Crouching Tiger releases on 23rd January, distributed in the UK by Filmonix.  

Known to take risks and delve into subjects that are true in nature, Neeraj Pandey has carved a niche for himself as a director with strong vision and unconventional ideas.

After Special 26, which garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success in 2013, the filmmaker once more directs action supremo, Akshay Kumar, alongside a stellar cast including Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa, Kay Kay Menon, Rashid Naz, Taapsee Pannu, Sushant Singh, Madhurima Tulli, Mikaal Patras, Aziz Zulfiqar and Hasan Noman. Like Pandey’s previous films, each character is vividly sketched to take this high-octane thriller into a gripping zone, bringing to the screen a dynamic ensemble of power performances.

Baby is set against the backdrop of international terrorism – a no-nonsense entertainer in which Kumar plays a top counter intelligence agent. It is a story of those unsung heroes who guard the common man fearlessly, under the radar. A Neeraj Pandey film is synonymous with meticulous research and attention to detail.

Rana Daggubati - BABYSteeped in current events, Baby will resonate with audiences of all ages and segments and entertain in thrilling style. The teaser, which released in November 2014, has already made Baby count amongst the most-talked about films on social media platforms. Aptly titled Baby Sizzle, it went viral in just a few minutes of launching.

A signature characteristic of an Akshay Kumar film, audiences can be sure of real, raw action. The actor has pushed his limits in Baby, alongside Rana Daggubati, and executed real life stunts under the supervision and guidance of international action directors.

Shooting of the film spanned far and wide, from Kathmandu, Oman and Istanbul to Abu Dhabi, Mumbai and Delhi, breathtakingly essayed on screen. Composers Meet Bros Anjjan have crafted an intense and atmospheric soundtrack to add a further dimension to the film.

Synopsis: The country is perpetually under threat from terrorist powers. While the common Indian fights for everyday issues, there are deeper and bigger threats to him and his family that he will never know exist, because it is the men and women in uniform that safeguard them; the men and women who put country before self; the men and women who define history.

Danny Denzongpa and Taapsee Pannu in BABY‘Ajay’ (Akshay Kumar) is one such officer; part of an elite team chosen from amongst the best in the forces to form a covert counter intelligence unit. In the course of foiling one terrorist attack bid, Ajay discovers a major threat to the nation – a plan to cause damage and strike fear at the heart of society’s very existence. The plot is masterminded by a maniacal leader, ‘Maulana Rehman’, whose organisation has a network spread across the world.

As days progress, the unit goes through escalating challenges with time ticking against them. At every juncture, the members of the unit give it all their strength and stand tall to safeguard the common man. Covert and courageous operations are performed across Kathmandu, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Delhi and Mumbai as the protectors will not rest until evil is defeated.

Will the maniacal Maulana Rehman and his band of evil succeed in striking terror in the heart of India? Will the Indian Government change gears from being reactive to proactive and strike? Will Ajay and his unit be able to prevent this terror tsunami?

Gulshan Kumar presents Baby, a Neeraj Pandey film, a Crouching Tiger and Friday Filmworks production, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Shital Bhatia, Cape of Good Films and Crouching Tiger, releasing on 23rd January, distributed in the UK by Filmonix.

Baby UK Release


Bhushan Kumar brings Ayushmann Khurrana’s next single

Ayushman KhurannaT-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, after a releasing Yo Yo Honey Singh’s latest album, released yet another non-film music track with Bollywood actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana.

After working on Nautanki Saala and giving a hit track in film Sadi Galli, Ayushmann and Bhushan together bring yet another chartbuster single ‘Mitti Di Khushboo’. Ayushmann Khurrana with his old friend Rochak Kohli released their new Punjabi single composed by Rochak and sung by Ayushmann which is written by Rochak Kohli, Gurpreet Saini, Gautam Govind Sharma. A soft earthy romantic track will feature Ayushmann Khurrana along with leading Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi for the first time. A soft number symbolizes love, heartbreak and togetherness that was launched at an event today in Mumbai.

At PVR Juhu, Bhushan Kumar unveiled the video of Mitti Di Khushboo in the presence of Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli, Huma Qureshi, Amit Roy (the video director).

Bhushan Kumar, T-Series speaks on taking his association ahead, “Mitti Di Khusboo will just mesmerize the audiences with its composition, lyrics and the way the video is shot. Huma with Ayushmann makes the video beautiful. Rochak who has composed the song has given the audience breathtaking songs like Sadi Galli and Pani Da Rang with ayushmann and Rochak, Gurpreet and gautam have crafted beautiful soothing lyrics for this particular track. I am happy to work with Ayushmann again who is so true to his work and is equally passionate about music.”

Ayushmann happy with his new release, “Mitti di Khushboo” is about rain, love & nostalgia. The festive season is on & it will be a perfect home-coming anthem for everyone. Thanks to Bhushan Kumar for getting non-film music back in the spotlight.”

Watch the song here: