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UTV to release ‘Katti Batti’ in UK cinemas on 18th September

UTV Motion Pictures next release is Katti Batti starring Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut. Presented by Emmay Entertainment Production and directed by Nikhil Advani, the film releases in UK cinemas on September 18. 

Katti Batti is a modern day romance that traces young architect Madhav Kabra’s (Imran Khan) love for the free-spirited Payal (Kangana Ranaut). They make for a perfect couple until a sudden turn of events creates an unanswered distance between them. What follows is a series a events that tests the fate of their relationship. 

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Kangana Ranaut in ‘Katti Batti’

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Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut in ‘Katti Batti’

What type of couple are you? Watch these three teaser videos from  Katti Batti right now to find out:

 

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Disney India creates its first local franchise with #ABCD2

Taking forward Disney’s legacy of building extremely successful franchises worldwide, Disney India is creating a unique experience with ABCD – Any Body Can Dance for all Indian fans. With ABCD 2, a sequel to the first successful instalment ABCD, the company is planning to extend the cinematic experience to a television show on bindass; a dance inspired game and branded merchandise.

The franchise will be Disney India’s first effort to create multiple touch- points of the ABCD phenomena across various platforms. Weaving in a narrative themed around dance, friendship, love and courage, the concept lends itself into a great franchise opportunity and offer fans a complete ABCD branded experience.

Watch the trailer of ABCD 2 featuring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva here:

“Globally Disney has created some of the biggest franchises, and we are excited to have now developed our first truly local franchise with dance at its core. Our creative teams across the company are focused on delivering great content, quality products and memorable experiences for our family audiences, across platforms of their choice. With ABCD, we have created a franchise which is tailored to provide its fans with a unique multi-platform experience”, said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India.

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With the first edition of ABCD performing phenomenally well at the box office, Disney India is all set to release the sequel on an even higher note. With stunning international locales, foot-tapping music, sizzling performances, the film stars youth sensations – Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. They will be seen grooving with Prabhudheva and ace choreographer Remo D’Souza directing them. The film is based on the real life struggle of a Mumbai based dance troupe who go on to win the World Hip-Hop dance championship.

Along with witnessing this dance extravaganza on the big screen, fans can also own a piece of the film with cool ABCD merchandise. Disney India’s Consumer Products business has tied-up with Voxpop Clothing for an exclusive branded range of apparel and accessories around the movie. Disney India’s youth channel bindass, will also be coming up with a special dance series themed around ABCD. This show will trace the journey of three passionate dancers who come together to pursue their dream of representing India at one of the biggest international dance stages in the world. In addition to this, Indiagames, Disney India’s gaming arm will be developing a rhythm based game where fans can engage with their favourite movie characters and dance their feet off on their mobile phones. 

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ABCD as a concept is and will always remain close to my heart as it allowed me to explore my passion for direction, along with dance.  The phenomenal response to the movie made me realize the significance of dance in the hearts and minds of audiences in India.  With a promise of a television show, branded merchandise and a game, I am extremely delighted to be a part of this dance-inspired franchise” remarks Remo D’Souza, director ABCD and ABCD 2.

ABCD 2 in 3D releases in UK cinemas on 19th June 2015 through UTV Motion Pictures.

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Synopsis: ‘2 States’

There is excitement all around as 2 States produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiawala is set to release in UK cinemas on 18th April 2014.

2 States, the movie is based on Chetan Bhagat’s real life love story and on his best-selling novel 2 States: The Story of My Marriage.

The rom-com is directed by Abhishek Varman and stars Dharma favourite Alia Bhatt and Gunday star Arjun Kapoor in lead roles.

2 States UKSynopsis: Love marriages around the world are simple. Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. They get married. In India, there are few more steps…

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Girl’s family has to love the boy. Boy’s family has to love the girl. Girl’s family has to love the boy’s family. Boy’s family has to love the girl’s family.

And if the boy and girl still love each other, they get married.

2 States is a story about a journey of one such couple, Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad and during the course they fall in love. Complications arise after the course comes to an end and they decide to get married.

Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; till their parents don’t agree they won’t get married. Everything goes down hill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding.

To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For its easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince.

Will Krish and Ananya’s love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage to convince their parents and make it to their wedding? The film thus is a humorous take on inter community marriages in India.

 Disney UTV will release the film in UK cinemas on 18th April.

Photos: ‘Highway’ team at Berlin Film Festival 2014

The director of Highway, Imtiaz Ali, along with the leading actors of the film, Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda promoted the film at the International Berlin Film Festival 2014 earlier today.

London fans can meet Imtiaz Ali and Alia Bhatt at Cineworld Feltham tomorrow at 19.00. Highway will release in UK cinemas on 21st February 2014. 

Check out the photos here: 

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Meet Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz Ali in London

Disney UTV is giving fans a chance to meet actress Alia Bhatt and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali in London on 14th February 2014.

The actress and the director of Disney UTV’s Highway, will make an appearance at Cineworld Feltham, west-London to promote the film, releasing in UK cinemas on 21st February.

Fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet the star and director of Highway at UK’s biggest Bollywood hot spot, Cineworld Feltham from 19:00 on Friday, 14th February. 

Highway is produced by Sajid Nadiawala and also stars Randeep Hooda.

Watch the trailer of Highway here:

‘Highway Diaries’…of landslides on the way to Tabo

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Films capture journeys but in Imtiaz Ali’s much-awaited Highway, the journey has made the film.

Presented by Sajid Nadiadwala and starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, the film traverses six states of north India and captures the landscape of the different regions as it goes along.

Highway Diaries are short video snippets that capture the journey of the film and all the exciting experiences that the cast and crew had during its making.

In the latest episode of Highway Diaries, the crew of the film is seen driving through the narrow and perilous roads of the Himachal with continuous landslides, on their way to Tabo. Suddenly a big stone falls from the mountains and smashes the wind screen of one of their cars, forcing them to stop and wait for the machines to clear the road.

The dangers of the road are overshadowed by the stunning panorama that these higher reaches of Himachal offers. The video diary ends with Alia Bhatt delivering her lines that rightly describe the breathtaking location, “Tumne kabhi bataya nahi ki duniya aisi bhi hai, unbelievable!”

Watch this episode of Highway Diaries here:

Highway will release in UK cinemas through Disney UTV on 21st February 2014.

A little more salt for Alia

Alia Bhatt Shooting for   Highway at Aru Valley, Kashmir, 12-05-2013Shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s Highway has taken Alia Bhatt to several places in north India, be it Kashmir or Punjab.

Rajasthan also plays an important role in the film. One of the places the film’s crew set up, their shoot was a salt factory in Sambhar (Jaipur).

Born and brought up in a city like Mumbai, the world of Sambhar, where anything and everything has over a pinch of salt, was a revelation for Alia.

Highway took me to all these amazing places that I probably wouldn’t have ever seen otherwise. Sambhar, the salt factory was the most beautiful and the weirdest experience for me. I celebrated my birthday there as well… in many ways, I think it was here that I truly started feeling like Veera (her character in the film),” says Alia.

Highway releases in UK cinemas through Disney UTV on 21st February 2014. 

Disney to co-produce Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Khoobsurat’

Anil Kapoor and his daughter Rhea have joined hands with Walt Disney Studios to co-produce Khoobsurat, a remake of the 1980 Rekha starrer “Khubsoorat”.

Sonam Kapoor will be seen playing the happy-go-lucky girl, essayed by Rekha with elan in the earlier Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed family entertainer.

Her character Mili is vivacious and is responsible for turning the lives of a royal family upside down. It also stars Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Amir Raza Hussain.

“A delightful film, I believe that Khoobsurat will be entertainment with a heart. We are also looking forward to working with Anil Kapoor Film Company on this lovely film,” Rucha Pathak, senior creative director – Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.

The film is directed by writer and popular ad-film director Shashank Ghosh.

“Disney always stood for wholesome and heart warming entertainment and we look forward to creating that with this film as well. Shashank’s take on the film is unexpected, colourful and fun everything you find in your favourite Disney movie!” said Rhea, who is also Sonam’s younger sister.

The film’s shooting has already started in Bikaner, Rajasthan and it will hit UK cinemas in mid-2014.