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BUMBLEBEE | FIRST LOOK IMAGE FROM BUMBLEBEE | Viacom18 Motion Pictures

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On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug. BUMBLEBEE is produced by “TRANSFORMERS” franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (“ARGO,” “INCEPTION”) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (“UNFORGETTABLE”). Directed by Travis Knight (“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS,” “CORALINE”), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (“EDGE OF SEVENTEEN”), Pamela Adlon (“BETTER THINGS,””LOUIE”), John Cena (“DADDY’S HOME 2,” “TRAINWRECK”), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s “BROAD CITY”), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”), Jason Drucker (“DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE L…

Viacom18 Motion Pictures announces its first Marathi film of 2018 – ‘Aapla Manus’

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Viacom18 Motion Pictures announces its first Marathi film of 2018 – ‘Aapla Manus’ Mumbai, 29th December 2017: Viacom18 today announced its upcoming Marathi film Aapla Manus, the network’s first regional film of the year. Directed by celebrated director Satish Rajwade, this family thriller has Nana Patekar, Sumeet Raghavan & Irawati Harshe in lead roles. The film explores the story of a young couple living with the man’s father, juggling the pressures of urban life and managing the complexity of relationships. An unexpected incident forces them to question their beliefs about their life and family. Aapla Manus marks actor Ajay Devgan’s foray into the regional film sector as a Producer. The film promises to be the one to watch out for in 2018 not only for its stellar cast and gripping narrative but also for the vision of four industry dynamos - Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Ajay Devgn FFilms, Watergate Marathi Motion Pictures & Shree Gajanan Chitra. Commenting on the u…

Three #HumaramovieShorts, including actress #PallaviJoshi’s debut short, #PRESSURECOOKER by #HeenaD’souza, #LIFT by #IdaAli, #THECOT by #GauravBakshi, have been nominated for the #JioFilmfareShortFilmAwards

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Three Humaramovie shorts, including actress Pallavi Joshi’s debut short, PRESSURE COOKER by Heena D’souza, LIFT by Ida Ali, THE COT by Gaurav Bakshi, have been nominated for the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards ~The three shorts are among the 56 shortlisted films from 1900 entries, which will compete for the prestigious Black Lady~ Mumbai, 20th December 2017: Three Humaramovie shorts, including Pallavi Joshi’s debut short, PRESSURE COOKER by Heena D’souza, LIFT by Ida Ali, THE COT by Gaurav Bakshi, are nominated for the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards 2018. This follows HumaraMovie winning the Filmfare with their short “Khamakha”, directed by Aarti Bagdi. The three shorts are among the 56 shortlisted films from the 1900 entries, which will compete for prestigious Black Lady. Lift marks directorial debut of Imtiaz Ali’s 17-year-old daughter Ida Ali. The short stars Pavail Gulati and Ananya Sharma. The Cot, by Gaurav Bakshi starring Manjari Fadnis and Rahul Bagga, is…

#PrachaarMedia's List of Films Releasing in 2018

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Prachaar Media's List of Films Releasing in 2018 PARI - Release date: 9th February, 2018: Pari is a horror film starring Anushka Sharma and Parambrata Chatterjee, directed by debutant, Prosit Roy. Produced by KriArj Entertainment and Clean Slate Films, this film is Anushka's third home production. Its first look had everyone stunned with a cyan-toned, layered, eerie feel that reminded everyone of the arresting quality of international cinema. · Starring: Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee · Directed by: Prosit Roy (Debut) · Release date: 9th February, 2018 --xx-- PARMANU– THE STORY OF POKHRAN - Release date: 23rd February, 2018: An edge-of-the-seat thriller that will make every Indian proud- a true India Shining story! Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran, is an ode to the Indian army and scientists, who although ordinary people, truly accomplished extraordinary feats in the face of adversity. The film salutes, celebrates and truly …

“#UltraToysAndGiftsPvtLtd” launched an exciting & a wide range of soft toys & gifting options this grand festive season

“Ultra Toys and Gifts Pvt Ltd” launched an exciting & a wide range of soft toys & gifting options this grand festive season Ø “Santa Cushions” – a soft range of multicolored stuffed cushions for kids will be the major attraction of this collection Ø An attractive soft ‘Teddy Bear with jacket’ in five different appealing colours will add its own flavor to this season Ø Cute and an adorable collection of ‘Colourful dogs’ with four different colour variants will fascinate the kids in its own charming way December,2017, Mumbai : These unique and articulately designed combination of soft toys are all set to woo your kids & toddlers this Christmas & New Year season. All these toys are made from soft materials adhering to the safety standards, which are reliable and harmless to be used by them. The entire collection are premium quality, washable, skin friendly and non - toxic. It can be also be gifted for Christmas, New year, Birthday & for …

#ErosInternational signs four film co-production deal with #DrishyamFilms

Eros International signs four film co-production deal with Drishyam Films ~Kaamyaab starring Sanjay Mishra goes on floor~ Mumbai, December 19, 2017: Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced a four-film co-production deal with leading production house, Drishyam Films. Drishyam has over the years made a mark by producing content driven films that have received worldwide acclaim including Masaan, Rukh, Kadvi Hawa and India’s entry to the Oscars in the Foreign Film category this year, the highly celebrated Newton. In 2018, Eros and Drishyam will jointly produce four films to pave way for presenting a new wave of cinema that the companies have come to stand for. The first of the four projects, titled Kaamyaab starring Sanjay Mishra along with Deepak Dobriyal and directed by National-Award winning filmmaker Hardik Mehta has already gone on floor and commenced shooting on Novembe…

#AshwinSanghi launched the trailer of the much awaited #KeepersOfTheKalachakra with #SonaliBendre at #TimesLiteratureFestival

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Ashwin Sanghi launched the trailer of the much awaited Keepers of the Kalachakra with Sonali Bendre at Times Literature Festival Trailer link: https://we.tl/SIqQXHfcol WeTransfer link of the complete event: https://we.tl/MJGWCgMIcc December 2017: Celebrated author Ashwin Sanghi launched the trailer of the highly anticipated Bharat series book 'Keepers Of The Kalachakra' at Times Literature Festival today, with actor Sonali Bendre gracing the event. Ashwin along with Sonali unveiled the powerful image of the Kalachakra with this intriguing trailer. The Kalachakra translates to "Wheel of Time" and is representative of the fact that there is very little separating us from the universe and its forces.With this new book, Ashwin is back with yet another fearsome tale - this time describing a world of people at war with the other, in a boomeranging conflict of faiths that results in acts of slow, planned human cruelty that defy human imagination. He seamlessly w…

Clothes are not the problem, it’s the mentality that brings it disrepute

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Clothes are not the problem, it’s the mentality: Prachi Tehlan Even though the world is progressing, mindsets of certain people are still stuck in the Stone Age, and actors become the easy targets of such regressive mentalities. Slut-shaming is one such issue that is faced every now and then. From Deepika Padukone to Priyanka Chopra, Sana Sheikh, Esha Gupta etc., everybody has fought back situations where they were trolled for their attires. Prachi Tehlan, who is portraying a ‘tomboy’ in her ongoing show ‘Ikyawann took the podium to express her viewpoint. “Passing judgments on what a person wears has always been disturbing for me. While playing the character of Susheel in my show, I got a better understanding of how such unpleasant and unwelcoming comments influence a girl’s mindset. Nobody has the authority to bash others for their dress sense,” said Prachi. Talking about any bad experience she had, Prachi is thankful that she never dealt with anything as such. “Since the d…

#AnnaKareninaVronskysStory #HollywoodFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas

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#AnnaKareninaVronskysStory (Russian dubbed in English with Subtitles) Rating: * * An all too Royal Regression. Anna Karenina made her choice, leaving her son Sergei to grow up struggling to understand why his mother took such a tragic and terrible path, and Count Vronsky was haunted by the memory of the woman for whose death he still blames himself 30 years later. The film though is a tragedy because of it’s atrociously casual American accented dialogues and delivery which kills most of the drama and renders the magnificence of the Eurasian setting impotent. #RGStudios #RakshaEntertainment #LeoTolstoy #MeghnaC #BazingaPR #ElizavetaBoyarskaya #MaksimMatveyev #VitalyKishchenko #KirillGrebenshchikov #MakarMikhalkin Runtime: 130 mins Hollywood Film Review Johnson Thomas An all too Royal Regression Film: Anna Karenina: Vronsky’s Story Cast: Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Maksim Matveyev, Vitaly Kishchenko, Kirill Grebenshchikov, Makar Mikhalkin Director: Karen Shakhnazarov Rating: * * Runtim…

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala acquires stake in Nazara Technologies for approximately Rs. 180 crore

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala acquires stake in Nazara Technologies for approximately Rs. 180 crore Mumbai, 13th December, 2017: WestBridge Capital-backed Nazara Technologies today announced, that Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has acquired a minority stake in Nazara for approximately Rs. 180 Crore. Nazara Technologies is a leading mobile games company which is engaged in the acquisition of, value addition to and distribution of mobile games across emerging markets. Commenting on the recent investment made by Rakesh Juhunjhunwala, Nitish Mittersain, Managing Director & Founder, Nazara Technologies says, “We are delighted to have Rakesh Jhunjhunwala as an investor in Nazara and it is a great validation of value augmentation delivered by Nazara for its existing shareholders.” Sandeep Singhal MD & Co founder WestBridge Capital added, “WestBridge has had a fantastic journey with Nazara and Nitish for 14 years and we welcome Rakesh Jhunjhunwala as an investor to join us on Nazara’s future journ…

Actor-writer-director #AdityaOm, whose script of bold film '#Bandook' enters the esteemed Oscar's library

Actor-writer-director Aditya Om, whose script of bold film 'Bandook' has got an entry into the esteemed Oscar's library. The unique part is that his script of not only one, but three films in different languages have got this honour. These are 'Bandook'(Hindi), 'Friend request' (Telugu ) and 'The dead end' ( English). Aditya Om said, 'I am delighted that my work has now become part of the history of Acadamey of Motion pictures of arts and sciences.' He is currently busy with his Hindi feature film ‘Maassaab’, based on primary rural education in India.

India’s Beauty icon and actor par excellence #Rekha praises #DivyaKhoslaKumar for her short film #Bulbul.

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India’s beauty icon and actor par excellence Rekha praises Divya Khosla Kumar for her short film Bulbul. special screening of Divya Khosla Kumar’s short film Bulbul, organized at Lightbox on December 11

Film ‘#MumbaiDreams’ Poster Unveiled by #FaaizAnwar, #RitikaGulati, #ShivomYadav, #HoneyLamba, #RajanBhan

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Film ‘#MumbaiDreams’ Poster Unveiled by #FaaizAnwar, #RitikaGulati, #ShivomYadav, #HoneyLamba, #RajanBhan Mumbai.The poster of FRV Big Entertainment Private Limited’s film ‘Mumbai Dreams’ was unveiled at a large gathering held at Andheri (West), Mumbai on Saturday, 9th December 2017. The first poster was launched by Faaiz Anwar, Ritika Gulati, Shivom Yadav,Honey Lamba, Rajan Bhan, Nivedita Chandel, Nagma Khan, Farzan Faaiz and others with great fanfare & made their presence felt and made it a memorable evening. The film is produced by Faaiz Anwar, Prem Prakash Gupta, Rajan Bhan & it is written and directed by Shivom Yadav.The film with music by Farzan Faaiz. Film is scheduled for release in February 2018. The film stars young and talented faces like Honey Lamba, Ritika Gulati, Rajan Bhan, Nivedita Chandel and Pramod Moutho, Raju Mavani, Ahsaan Khan,Aashik Khan,Salim Ahmed and others. Meraj Ali is the Editor, Sujit Kumar is the choreographer,Lyrics by Faaiz Anw…

A Biopic ‘#Sardarni’ on Shaurya Chakra Winner #AmrikKaur

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A Biopic ‘#Sardarni’ on Shaurya Chakra Winner #AmrikKaur Sunil Manchanda is producing his upcoming Hindi feature film “Sardarni” under his banner of Mad Films. The film is a biopic on Shaurya Chakra winner Amrik Kaur’s life. The film is jointly being written by Sunil Manchanda, Raman Kumar, Amrik Gill and Abhishek Dudhaiya. The film will be directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya a.k.a Mukesh. The film will mount the sets next year. Earlier Mad Films has produced super-hit films like “Tere Naam”, “Chini Kum”, “Pa” amongst others. “Sardarni” is their latest venture. Abhishek Dudhaiya the director of this bio-pic hails from Jamnagar in Gujarat. In Bollywood he has assisted renowned directors in films like Mukul S. Anand in “Trimurti”, Raman Kumar’s “Raja Bhaiya”, “Wah Wah Ramji”, “Sarhad Paar” and others. Independently he has ventured into short films and documentaries. From his documentaries, “Pradhanmantri Shrimati Indira Gandhi” aired on Star News and “Satyagrah” on Aaj Tak …

Poster Release of #AkshayKumar starrer #PadMan.

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Poster Release of PadMan. Synopsis: An inspiring tale of an incredible Indian innovator and inventor, PadMan is a fictionalized account of Arunachalam Muruganantham’s life and traces his journey as a rural welder from small town India to the international arena, as he follows his dream to bring a revolution to female hygiene in India. An entrepreneur who refused to give up in wake of resistance and ridicule and used his resilience and inventiveness to come up with India’s low cost sanitary napkin making machine, PadMan is a tribute to every ordinary and simple man and woman, who dares to dream and make a difference in the life of million others. Produced by Mrs Funnybones Movies, SPE Films India, Kriarj Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Hope Productions, PadMan stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte and has been written & Directed by R. Balki. The film will be released worldwide by SPE Films India on Jan 26th, 2018.

Heart-break is the Universal HIT formula be it Hollywood or Bollywood

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From Hollywood to Bollywood, heart-break is the HIT formula From Bollywood chartbusters like ‘Raanjhna’ to Hollywood classics like ‘Titanic’, all these became hits because the viewers built an emotional link with the characters. But it’s not just limited to movies. Even the television show makers are tracing these steps to increase the viewership and thereby raise the TRP. The best example is the ongoing show Big Boss. The reality show showed an interaction of the contestants, who have been on a house arrest, with their loved ones. The emotional sequence, where Hiten and Shilpa touch the feet of Puneet’s father-despite their internal clashes- strikes the right cords with the audience. At the same time, a discriminatory decision by ‘The Big Boss’ to not allow Hiten to talk or meet his wife Gauri was found unfair and unjust by the audience. People took to Twitter to criticize the move which evidently proves that how connected people are to this show and its contestants. Speaking…

THE SECOND EDITION OF LUX GOLDEN ROSE AWARDS TO BE HOSTED BY THE BAADSHAH OF BOLLYWOOD SHAH RUKH KHAN

A GRAND EXTRAVAGANZA, THE SECOND EDITION OF LUX GOLDEN ROSE AWARDS IS BACK TO CELEBRATE AND RECOGNIZE THE BEAUTY BEHIND THE BEAUTY OF BOLLYWOOD’S ICONIC DIVAS TO BE HOSTED BY NONE OTHER THAN THE BAADSHAH OF BOLLYWOOD SHAH RUKH KHAN Nomination Categories Include Lux Golden Rose Award for Power Packed Beauty Of The Year, Timeless Beauty of the Year, Versatile Beauty of The Year and Unstoppable Beauty of the Year (Mumbai, 9th December, 2017): Setting a milestone in its premiere edition, being the first ever awards show to celebrate India’s female cinematic legends, theSecond Edition of Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017 is geared up once again to raise the bar further. Gracing the occasion with his well-known charm and popularity, the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan will reprise his role as the host in the second edition. As a prelude to the awards, SRK hosted a chat show - Lux Golden Divas - Baatein With Baadshah, where he engaged with leading ladies Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena…

Sterling Media awarded with the top accolade at the The Drum Creative Awards

Sterling Media awarded with the top accolade at the The Drum Creative Awards after being named the judges’ “Grand Prix” winners as well as also picking up the “Film-Online” award at last night’s event on Thursday 30th November 2017 at the Emirates Stadium in London for the iconic and inspirational #WhatIReallyReallyWant video. The award winners were announced at a glamorous ceremony which recognised and celebrated the achievements of the digital and creative industry over the past year. Sterling Media was engaged to launch and popularise the film #WhatIReallyReallyWant globally, securing mass coverage in media in Europe, USA, India, the Far East, Australia and Africa. Sterling also secured talent such as Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who opens the film. The video received support from high profile personalities such as Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Melanie C and Emma Bunton on Social Media, the public and international media to help it generate a staggering 150 millio…

The Fascinating Global Journey & interesting facts about the Indian "1 Rupee" note since its launch from 30/11/1917 to 30/11/2017 across its 100 years of tenure..

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The Fascinating Global Journey & interesting facts about the Indian "1 Rupee" note since its launch from 30/11/1917 to 30/11/2017 across its 100 years of tenure.. The Government of India issued currency notes for the first time in 1861. But the most fascinating and important amongst all those notes was the “One Rupee” note which was issued for the first time as a promissory note on 30th November 1917. It was printed in England & depicted a silver coin image of King George V on the left corner of it. The words ‘I promise to pay the bearer the sum of One Rupee on demand at any office of issue’ was printed on it This smallest paper denomination note from India has travelled through a Glorious historical journey globally , since it was issued in 1917. Some of the its key highlights are as follows Since 1917 to 2017 there have been 125 different one rupee notes that have been issued for circulation with different serial numbers & signatures The design of a one …

#PlanetMarathi has its own Milky Way

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Planet Marathi has its own Milky Way As Twitter India’s Marathi content partner Planet Marathi completes six successful months of being after its launch in May 2017, they are launching a brand-new show for the social media. Planet Marathi arrived in the Twitterverse after Manja Bole with Mahesh Manjrekar and #Faces with veteran journalist Raju Parulekar and another Marathi review show with expert Ganesh Matkari. And now... they have a brand-new show soon to be launched by the former popular anchor of ABP Mazaa - someone who has witnessed the Marathi movie industry surge from 2000 to 2017 and his role has been remarkable for the silver screen celebrities to also take notice. The maverick Amit Bhandari is soon to be launched by Planet Marathi for their new brand-new show called as Lai Bhaari with Amit Bhandari. Bhandari who is moonlighting as this face of this new Planet Marathi oeuvre also happens to be the Vice President of the soon to be launched Marathi channel from the …

It's a wrap for #ShoojitSircar's #October starring #VarunDhawan & newbie #BanitaSandhu..

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It's a wrap for Shoojit Sircar's October starring Varun Dhawan & newbie Banita Sandhu.. Shoot completed ahead of schedule. The film releases on 13th April, 2018 MANALI; 30.11.2017: The shoot of Shoojit Sircar's October is complete. A slice of life love story directed by Shoojit and written by Juhi Chaturvedi, October stars Varun Dhawan and newbie Banita Sandhu in the lead. The film is produced by Shoojit's partner at Rising Sun Films- Ronnie Lahiri. The film has been shot in Delhi and in Himachal Pradesh. The unit completed the shoot yesterday in Manali, within 38 days much ahead of its schedule! Soon after the wrap, Varun posted a picture of the entire crew on twitter with the message - " #October wraps in November. Will release in April and will stay with you forever." A visibly happy Shoojit said, "We are very relieved that we have finished the shoot before time. Since our last schedule was in Manali – the weather would have got…

Ultra-heightened thriller ‘Sisters’ filmed on a big canvas

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Ultra-heightened thriller ‘Sisters’ filmed on a big canvas ‘Chacha Chaudhary’s’ Rajesh Singh (Sabu) debuts as Hero Mumbai: There is no easy shortcut to stardom, but for some, whether they came from stage, TV, or the first timer, comes that life-changing role. Here is one actor who has made an impact in television with various roles in different serials. Be it as ‘Sabu’ in Chacha Chaudhary, ‘Raavan’ in Brahma Vishnu Mahesh, ‘Bheem’ in Jai Hanuman, the six foot four Inch tall multifaceted actor, Rajesh Singh, will be seen on the silver screen as a hero. Shivanand Entertainment and Dream World Film Productions upcoming Hindi feature film Sisters is gearing up to hit the marquee worldwide.It’s directed by Nishant – Vikaas .TV star fame Rajesh Singh is playing the lead in this suspense thriller which has the feel of a mega Hollywood film. The film feature five beautiful girls like Dollaps Singh, Nandini Singh, Khushboo Khan, Mismi Vishwas and Saloni Pandey rubbing sh…

Caribbean countries urged to make progress in switch to digital broadcasting

Caribbean countries urged to make progress in switch to digital broadcasting Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation and Jamaica’s Broadcasting Commission engage policymakers and regulators on benefits of digital switchover. Kingston, 28 November 2017 – Shola Taylor, secretary-general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), warned Caribbean countries they will miss out on the economic and social benefits of digital broadcasting if they fail to make progress on the transition from analogue. Mr Taylor was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Caribbean Forum’17, which took place over two days on 21 - 22 November in Kingston, Jamaica to examine the challenges and solutions for digital broadcasting in the region. “The benefits of transitioning to digital broadcasting are clear,” said Mr Taylor. “The digital dividend realised by switchover can meet the growing demand for wireless communication, such as mobile broadband. The…