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Yash Raj Films to release ‘De De Pyaar De’ in UK cinemas

Yash Raj Films have picked up the theatrical rights for Ajay Devgn starrer De De Pyaar De. The film studio will release the movie in UK cinemas on 17th May 2019.

De De Pyaar De sees Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh come together in this romantic comedy. Devgn, who plays 50-year-old Ashish, will be seen in a relationship with Rakul Preet Singh’s character Ayesha who is 26-years-old.  As their relationship progresses, they meet Ashish’s family which consists of his parents, his ex-wife and his two children. Tabu plays the ex-wife who is constantly trying to one up Ayesha while Ashish tries to keep everyone happy.

De De Pyaar De is directed by Akiv Ali and produced by Luv Films and T-Series.

Watch the De De Pyaar De trailer here:

20th Century Fox to release ‘Neerja’ in UK cinemas


Neerja - Fox Star Studios - UK ReleaseNeerja is a biopic and a cinematic representation of the dramatic events that unfolded on September 5th, 1986 when Pan Am Flight 73 from Bombay to New York was hijacked in transit at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi by Palestinian extremists from Abu Nidal’s terrorist outfit.

This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22-year-old part-time model, who was the head purser on the flight. Neerja had escaped an abusive marriage and, as a life change, decided to become an airhostess, subsequently impressing everyone so much that they made her a purser.

Throughout the horrifying ordeal, Neerja didn’t succumb to her fears and instead fought her personal demons from the past and, from the minute the plane was hijacked through the terrifying 17 hours to the grueling end, used her courage, wits and compassion to make sure the passengers were protected, going so far as to hide the passports of the American passengers. Through her swift thinking and brave actions, she managed to save the lives of 359 passengers and crew on board out of 379, all at the cost of her own life.

Neerja was hailed internationally as ‘the heroine of the hijack’ and posthumously became the youngest recipient of India’s highest civilian honour for bravery, the Ashoka Chakra; was bestowed the Flight Safety Foundation Heroism award by USA; Tamgha-e-Insaaniyat (awarded for showing incredible human kindness) by Pakistan; Justice for Crimes Award by United States Attorney’s Office for the district of Columbia; Special Courage Award by the US government; and the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry’s Award.Neerja - Sonam Kapoor - UK Release

This is a portrayal of Neerja’s strength, courage and sacrifice and an attempt to bring before the world this lesser known Indian hero’s story, so that she becomes an example and inspiration to girls the world over for generations to come.

Neerja is produced by Fox Star Studios and co-produced by Bling Unplugged and has been directed by celebrated ad film director, Ram Madhvani. Actress Sonam Kapoor is playing the role of the young brave heart and adding to the cast is veteran and internationally renowned actress, Shabana Azmi, playing the role of Neerja’s mother.

20th Century Fox will release Neerja in UK cinemas on 19th February 2016.

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:

British Music Star Arjun signs to T-Series

Arjun signed to T-SeriesAfter consistently releasing hit remixes and mash-ups of Bollywood songs over the past 2 years, UK-based artist and producer Arjun has caught the attention of India’s leading music company, T-Series.

As pioneers in the digital space, the company saw a synergy with the young Asian artist, whose videos have racked up nearly 30 million views on YouTube, with many of the stand out tracks being remixes of songs owned by T-Series themselves, including ‘Tum Hi Ho’, ‘Teri Meri’ and ‘Chammak Challo’.

Neeraj Kalyan, President of T-Series commented: “T-Series has always believed in developing and nurturing new talent and has played a pivotal role in giving to our industry some of the well-known Singers of the last two decades. The paradigm shift in the way the music is consumed or promoted nowadays with major focus being digital medium, Arjun’s style of music will certainly appeal to the young audiences globally who are the biggest music consumers online.We are planning to release both his Hindi remix album and R&B/Pop album this year with extensive promotions.”

Arjun’s blend of eastern and western sounds have made him a big hit with Asian youth across the globe and a prominent figure in the UK Asian music scene. After winning ‘Best Urban Act’ at the Asian Music Awards in 2012, the past 18 months have seen him perform all over the world, sing songs for South Indian movies and collaborate with renowned international talent. The nature of his career is reflective of the new age we live in, harnessing the power of social media to build an army of fans who have supported him all the way.

Arjun adds: “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to take my music to the next level. T-Series is a formidable company and their vision aligns very well with mine. I’m excited for everyone to hear all the music I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Big thank you to my fans who have enabled this to happen through their hard work and support. It’s been a team effort.”

With a major market share of all contemporary music released in India, T-Series has a strong foothold in the industry, and their mainstream marketing power and digital nous coupled with Arjun’s knack for seamlessly fusing eastern and western sounds will no doubt prove a powerful combination.

 

‘Highway’ soundtrack released

Imtiaz Ali,  Alia Bhatt and A R Rahman at a song recording for HighwayAfter creating waves on all platforms, the soundtrack of Imtiaz Ali’s new film Highway, composed by A R Rahman with lyrics by Irshad Kamil, is now available for digital download. The film, presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, stars Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda as they take the road across six states of India.

The Highway original motion picture soundtrack has nine tracks.

Patakha Guddi, sung by the Nooran sisters- Jyoti and Sultana, is a Punjabi song celebrating the wild spirit of Alia’s character Veera. The male version of Patakha Guddi has been sung by Rahman himself which moves from Sufi tones to a hard rock number.

Rahman also sings Maahi Ve which is a ballad picturised on Alia and Randeep as they go through this journey together.

Alia takes the microphone singing the lilting lullaby Sooha Saaha where she is joined by Zeb Bangash from the popular duo musicians Zeb and Haniya. Haniya plays the ukulele in the song.

Kahaan Hoon Main has been sung by Jonita Gandhi and is a soulful song of self-discovery.

Wanna Mash Up? written by Kash and Krissy and sung by Kash, Krissy and Suvi Suresh is a surprise – a groovy western dance number all in English with rap and reggae.

Implosive Silence is a musical piece which tries to capture the sounds in Alia’s character Veera’s head as she travels on the Highway. It has vocals by Jonita Gandhi.

The opening refrain of Tu Kuja is from the famous Persian phrase but thereafter it is a pure Hindi song inspired by the Amir Khusro song ‘Kirpa karo Maharaj‘ in praise of Moinuddin Chisti. The track is beautifully sung by Sunidhi Chauhan.

Heera sung by Shweta Pandit are traditional couplets by Sant Kabir.

According to Imtiaz, “We have played on melody and simplicity – trying to get right the balance between lyrics and music.”

“Really enjoyed working with Imtiaz and his team again …May God bless us with love and success!” adds the maestro A R Rahman.

Click on the image to download the soundtrack:

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