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Winter Film Awards--6th Annual Indie Film Festival, New York City. (February 23rd to March 4th)

The Winter Film Awards, 6th Annual Indie Film Festival is being held at New York City from February 23rd to March 4th 2017. Winter Film Awards showcases the work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world.ha

Winter Film Awards--6th Annual Indie Film Festival, New York City. (February 23rd to March 4th)

The Winter Film Awards, 6th Annual Indie Film Festival is being held at New York City from February 23rd to March 4th 2017. Winter Film Awards showcases the work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world.ha

Daisy Shah walks the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week 2017

Beautiful Daisy Shah walked the ramp as Show Stopper for ace designer Amit GT on Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week 2017 in Mumbai. She looked ravishing in a purple ensemble which had a unique touch of feathers giving her a royal look.

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Daisy Shah is currently gearing up for her upcoming film Ramratan.


Siblings come together for a play Hello Darling

Film actor Shaad Randhawa, son of Sardar Singh Randhawa (younger brother of Dara Singh) who made his bollywood debut with Mohit Suri’s Woh Lamhe will be seen together with his cousin brother Vindu Dara Singh for the first time on stage. The actor who has excelled in various roles is playing the lead in a hilarious comedy drama Hello Darling which now is becoming a play with a brilliant starcast.


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Are Diljit Dosanjh and Badshah jamming together for something new?

Mumbai, 22nd February, 2017: The sexy turbaned singer - actor Diljit Dosanjh has ensured he spreads the love in the hearts of all - be it via his music or his honest performances on screen. He's the flag bearer of new age Punjab in many ways and is slowly becoming a youth icon for the rest of India as well. He's been spotted with co-star Anushka Sharma amidst the promotions for their next film together - Phillauri.

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Red Chillies Entertainment Wins Two Awards at CMO Asia

Red Chillies Entertainment bagged two awards for Dear Zindagi’s brilliantly executed digital marketing campaign at the CMO Asia's Social Media Marketing Awards. The marketing team won two titles for the film that included- ‘Best Viral Marketing Campaign’ & ‘Best Use Of Social Media In Entertainment Industry’.

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Pranav Sachdeva enjoys seducing married woman in 'Delhiciously Chekhov'

Television actor Pranav Sachdeva is on a different kind of high. A simpleton in real life, he remarks that he's "thoroughly enjoying being devilish in reel life."

 

After playing a double-faced character in the daily soap Agar Tum Saath Ho on the revamped Zindagi channel, Pranav is again playing dual roles in a new play called Delhiciously Chekhov, starring veteran actor Tom Alter.


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Being staged exclusively in the Indian capital, Delhiciously Chekhov is a tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, the Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in playwright history.

 

"I play a father in the first half who wants to make a man out of his 19-year old son and so, takes him to a woman," says Pranav. "As if that is not eww enough, the second half of the play has me playing a notorious bachelor, giving a live and practical demonstration on how to seduce a beautiful young woman with a little help from her husband."

 

"I know what you would be thinking. That this fellow is the scum of the earth. But to me, a good actor is a person who can even play that," Pranav quips like a smart alec, defining his most obnoxious roles.

 

The play's director Raj Upadhyay praises the actor for being able to carry off roles that may make the audience feel uneasy in their seats. "Pranav creates fire on stage with his presence and energy. He explores his characters like someone is finding water in a desert. His sense of improvisation is remarkable."

 

Turns out, Delhiciously Chekhov is not the only play the actor is doing. Come March, and Pranav will be playing the role of another veteran actor Asrani's son in a comic play called The Makkhi-Choos.


Irada stands out amidst a clutter of films this week!

Mumbai, February 22nd, 2017: Irada is an unconventional Bollywood thriller that is a clear stand out on a Friday that featured the release of multiple films. With an exceptionally talented cast and a gripping story line, Irada seems to have audiences hooked from the start. The movie boasts a stellar cast of actors the likes of Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Divya Dutta and Sagarika Ghatge that have impressed audiences with their performances.

The paring of Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, which worked wonders for 'Ishqiya' and 'Dedh Ishqiya', has definitely been the driving force behind the movie. The duo have managed to captivate audiences with their strong performances making the movie a must watch.

Irada is thought provoking and ingenious with a story that has been appreciated by critics and the Bollywood fraternity alike. Taran Ararsh calls the film a captivating Eco-thriller and took to twitter to praise the film for issues it tackles. Rohit Vats, a popular film critic, tweeted his review of the film calling a clear stand out for Indian audiences from the movies releasing this week.

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Russian Superheroes to storm the Indian Box Office on 24 FEB.

Following the Indo-Russian cultural pact sealed in October last year, the first Russian film to have a day and date release in India along with the world; will be a superhero action extravaganza titled Guardians -The Superheroes

 

The film is directed by Armenian director, Sarik Andreasyan, known for Russian films, such as The Earthquake, Mafia and American independent film- American Heist. Guardians-The Superheroes stars Russian actors Alina Lanina, Sebastien Sisak, Sanzhar Madiyev and Anton Pampushnyy. Touted as one of the biggest superhero films internationally and in the same league as Hollywood superhero franchises, the film will release in India on 24th February in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.

The first look and trailer for the India release was unveiled today on digital platforms. The trailer will be screened across leading multiplex chains from Feb. 3rd onwards.

 

The film is set during the Cold War when a team of superheroes created in a secret lab gather to save the world from the villainous maniac August Kuratov and prevent nuclear disaster.

 

This superhero squad consists of four characters, each conceived with a unique super power that makes them super human and push the envelope as far as superhero action, CGI work and powerful VFX go. It will be a visual treat for all fans of the superhero action genre in India.


Aparnaa Singh bags an ideal star cast for her first film Irada!

Mumbai, 13th February, 2017:  Debutant director Aparnaa Singh, who is all set for the release of her film Irada is living the dream with her more than ideal star cast.

 

This eco-thriller sees the coming together of duo Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi for the third time after Ishqiya (2010) and Dedh Ishqiya (2014).

 

In addition to Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, the film also stars ace actress Divya Dutta and the beautiful Sagarika Ghatge along with Sharad Kelkar and Rajesh Sharma.

 


Phillauri - Third Poster OUT Now!

 Phillauri - Third Poster OUT Now!

Phillauri - Third Poster OUT Now!

Produced by Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films, Phillauri stars Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada. Directed by Anshai Lal, the film is slated to release on 24th March 2017.

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Siblings Shraddha Kapoora And Siddhanth Kapoor Excited About Working Together In ‘Haseena’

Siblings Shraddha Kapoor and Siddhanth Kapoor, who had never shared screen space before, will be seen playing notorious siblings Haseena Parkar and Dawood Ibrahim respectively in Apoorva Lakhia’s upcoming film ‘Haseena’ and the two simply can’t seem to stop gushing about this opportunity.

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Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, the film is being presented by Swiss Entertainment and has been produced by Nahid Khan. Haseena is all set to release on July 14, 2017.


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Evelyn Sharma packs a punch at Donald Trump's 'National Prayer Breakfast'

With the mind of a deft German and the heart of an emotional Indian, Bollywood actress and fashion philanthropist Evelyn Sharma gave her first international speech at US president Donald Trump's 'National Prayer Breakfast' in the Hilton's International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington DC this week.


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Representing the Christian faith, Evelyn joined the high ranks of leadership from various countries and religious backgrounds giving inspirational speeches, at the massive event hosted by members of the United States Congress and organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization.