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Barry Gibb (Bee Gees) 1-Sep ! Bhupen Hazarika 1-Sep ! Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatha 1-Sep ! Gloria Estefan 1-Sep ! Fritz McIntyre (Simply Red) 2-Sep ! Khalid Ansari 3-Sep ! Meenakshisundaram Pillai 3-Sep ! Pyarelal (Laxmikant) 3-Sep ! Rajab Ali Khan 3-Sep ! Redfoo (LMFAO) 3-Sep ! Aadesh Shrivastav 4-Sep ! Beyoncé Knowles 4-Sep ! Kim Thayil Soundgarden) 4-Sep ! Sagarika 4-Sep ! Vinayak Torvi 4-Sep ! Ayaan Ali Bangash 5-Sep ! Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) 5-Sep ! Terry Ellis (En Vogue) 5-Sep ! Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) 6-Sep ! Nina Persson (The Cardigans) 6-Sep ! Rajeswari Padmanabhan 6-Sep ! Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) 6-Sep ! Rukmani Ramani 6-Sep ! Sikkil Neela 6-Sep ! Sushma Shreshta(Poornima) 6-Sep ! Bhavna Somaiya 7-Sep ! Gloria Gaynor 7-Sep ! Asha Bhosle 8-Sep ! Avicii 8-Sep ! David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals) 8-Sep ! Laxmi Ganesh Tewari 8-Sep ! Pink 8-Sep ! Vidyadhar Vyas 8-Sep ! Wiz Khalifa 8-Sep ! Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) 9-Sep ! Macy Gray 9-Sep ! Michael Buble 9-Sep ! Joe Perry (Aerosmith) 10-Sep ! Jose Feliciano 10-Sep ! Matthew Followill (Kings Of Leon) 10-Sep ! N.Sashikiran 10-Sep ! Ramanathapuram (Poochi) 10-Sep ! Salim Akhtar 10-Sep ! Sumati Mutatkar 10-Sep ! Vinay (Nikihil) 10-Sep ! Brad Fischetti (LFO) 11-Sep ! Harry Connick, Jr. 11-Sep ! Jon Buckland (Coldplay) 11-Sep ! Jon Moss (Culture Club) 11-Sep ! Ludacris 11-Sep ! Moby 11-Sep ! Tommy Shaw (STYX) 11-Sep ! Durga Jasraj 12-Sep ! Jennifer Hudson 12-Sep ! Liam Gallagher (Oasis) 12-Sep ! Papa Venkataramiah 12-Sep ! Vinod Rathod 12-Sep ! Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) 13-Sep! Mohanrao Palekar 13-Sep ! Prabha Atre 13-Sep ! Steve Perkins (Jane's Addiction) 13-Sep ! Sunita Rao 14-Sep ! Veena Sahasrabuddhe 14-Sep ! Maharajapuram Vishwanatha Iyer 15-Sep ! Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) 15-Sep ! T.N.Seshagopalan 15-Sep ! Marc Anthony 16-Sep ! Nick Jonas 16-Sep ! Ram Laxman 16-Sep ! Richard Marx 16-Sep ! Wamanrao Sadolikar 16-Sep ! Aditya Paudwal 17-Sep ! Lalgudi G.Jayaraman 17-Sep ! Balwantrai Bhatt 19-Sep ! Chuck Panozzo (STYX) 20-Sep ! David Silveria (Korn) 21-Sep ! Don Felder (Eagles) 21-Sep ! Faith Hill 21-Sep ! Jason Derulo 21-Sep ! Sunny M.R. 21-Sep ! David Coverdale (Whitesnake) 22-Sep ! Joan Jett 22-Sep ! Bruce Springsteen 23-Sep ! Emani Sankara Sastri 23-Sep ! Julio Iglesias 23-Sep ! Imran Merchant 25-Sep ! Will Smith 25-Sep ! Cindy Herron (En Vogue) 26-Sep ! Olivia Newton-John 26-Sep ! Papanasam Sivan 26-Sep ! Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) 26-Sep ! Avril Lavigne 27-Sep ! Lil Wayne 27-Sep ! Mark Calderon (Color Me Badd) 27-Sep ! Meatloaf 27-Sep ! Pinky (Preety-Pinky) 27-Sep ! Durai Swaminathan 28-Sep ! Hilary Duff 28-Sep ! Jennifer Rush 28-Sep ! Lata Mangeshkar 28-Sep ! Les Claypool (Primus) 28-Sep ! Jerry Lee Lewis 29-Sep ! Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) 30-Sep ! Keith Duffy (Boyzone) 1-Oct ! Majrooh Sultanpuri 1-Oct ! Sachin Dev Burman 1-Oct ! Youssou N'Dour 1-Oct ! Don McLean 2-Oct ! Lene Grawford Nystrom (Aqua) 2-Oct ! Nikhita Gandhi 2-Oct ! Sting 2-Oct ! Arun Dravid 3-Oct ! Ashlee Simpson 3-Oct ! Chubby Checker 3-Oct ! Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) 3-Oct ! India.Arie 3-Oct ! Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys) 3-Oct ! Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) 3-Oct ! Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) 3-Oct ! Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys) 4-Oct ! Jon Secada 4-Oct ! Pamela Mukherjee 4-Oct ! R.K.Sreeramkumar 4-Oct ! Saraswati Rane 4-Oct ! Shailendra Singh 4-Oct ! Brian Johnson (AC/DC) 5-Oct ! Prameela Gurumurthy 5-Oct ! Rattan Jain 5-Oct ! Rekha Harish Bhimani 5-Oct ! Sir Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) 5-Oct ! Steve Miller (Steve Miller Band) 5-Oct ! T.N.Krishnan 6-Oct. ! Ashwini Bhide Deshpande 7-Oct ! John Mellencamp 7-Oct ! Leeroy Thornhill (Prodigy) 7-Oct ! Palai C.K.Ramachandran 7-Oct ! Sangeetha Katti 7-Oct ! Thom Yorke (Radiohead) 7-Oct ! Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) 7-Oct ! Toni Braxton 7-Oct ! Usha Khanna 7-Oct ! Bruno Mars 8-Oct ! Ray Royer (Procol Harum) 8-Oct ! Leo Rod 9-Oct ! David Lee Roth (formerly of Van Halen) 10-Oct ! Nedunuri Krishnamurthy 10-Oct ! Rahul Deshpande 10-Oct ! Daryl Hall (Daryl Hall & John Oates) 11-Oct ! Martie Seidel (Dixie Chicks) 12-Oct ! Milan Singh 12-Oct ! Nida Fazli 12-Oct ! Paul Simon 13-Oct ! Sammy Hagar 13-Oct ! Cliff Richard 14-Oct ! Colin Hodgkinson (Whitesnake) 14-Oct ! M.S.Shashank 14-Oct ! Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) 14-Oct ! Shaznay Lewis (All Saints ) 14-Oct ! Thomas Dolby 14-Oct ! Usher 14-Oct ! Ajit Singh 15-Oct ! Chris De Burgh 15-Oct ! Dr. N.Ramani 15-Oct ! Mudikondan C.Venkatarama Iyer 15-Oct ! Nikhil(Vinay) 15-Oct ! Sanjeev Abhyankar 15-Oct ! Flea (Red Hot Chili eppers) 16-Oct ! John Mayer 16-Oct ! Shashwat Singh 16-Oct ! Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) 16-Oct ! Bhaskarbuwa Bakhale 17-Oct ! Christopher Kirkpatrick ('N Sync) 17-Oct ! Eminem 17-Oct ! Jim Seal (Seals & Crofts) 17-Oct ! Rene Dif (Aqua) 17-Oct ! Siraj Sayed 17-Oct ! Wyclef Jean (Fugees) 17-Oct ! Ziggy Marley!17-Oct ! Palladam Sanjeeva Rao 18-Oct ! Peter Svensson (Cardigans) 18-Oct ! Wynton Marsalis 18-Oct ! Chinni Prakash 19-Oct ! Pras Michel (Fugees) 19-Oct ! Deepa Gahlot 20-Oct ! Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & The Blowfish) 20-Oct ! Kumar Sanu 20-Oct ! Snoop Doggy Dogg 20-Oct ! Manfred Mann 21-Oct ! Prayag Raj 22-Oct ! Shaggy 22-Oct ! Zac Hanson (Hanson) 22-Oct ! Dwight Yoakham 23-Oct ! Malaika Arora 23-Oct ! Sapna mukherji 23-Oct ! Weird Al Yankovic 23-Oct ! Ben Gillies (Silverchair) 24-Oct ! Bill Wyman (formerly of the Rolling Stones) 24-Oct ! Meghna Reddy 24-Oct ! Tirupanithura Radhakrishnan 24-Oct ! Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 25-Oct ! Glen Tipton (Judas Priest) 25-Oct ! Katy Perry 25-Oct ! Madurai Mani Iyer 25-Oct ! Matthias Jabs (The Scorpions) 25-Oct ! Navneet Nishan 25-Oct ! Sharda 25-Oct ! Speech (Arrested Development) 25-Oct ! Shabbir Kumar 26-Oct ! Simon Lebon (Duran Duran) 26-Oct ! Anuradha Paudwal 27-Oct ! Kenneth K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) 27-Oct ! Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) 27-Oct ! Venus 27-Oct ! Rohan Kapoor 28-Oct ! Salma Agha 29-Oct ! Toby Smith (Jamiroquai) 29-Oct ! Abhijeet 30-Oct ! Abu Malik 30-Oct ! Dalip Tahil 30-Oct ! Joey BellaDonna (Anthrax) 30-Oct ! Timothy B. Schmidt (Eagles) 30-Oct ! Larry Mullen (U2) 31-Oct ! Linn Berggren (Ace Of Base) 31-Oct ! Mirashi Buwa 31-Oct ! R. C. Mehta 31-Oct ! Vanilla Ice 31-Oct

Recreate Ruk Ruk

On reinventing the magic that Tabu & Ajay Devgan created back in the '90s with chartbuster "Ruk Ruk" from the movie 'Vijaypath',  Kumar Taurani of Tips Music says, "It’s a different take on the song. It’s completely different”

Recently, Tips Music crossed 1 crore subscribers on youTube/tipsofficial channel, has decided to give the popular song a new twist in Kajol starrer Helicopter Eela. The recreated version of "Ruk Ruk" is crooned by Raghav Sanchar..

Producer Kumar Mangat said, we have changed the lyrics, but the hook line remains the same. Infact the plot of the original video is completely different than the recreated one

1978- A Teen Night Out

Crescendo Music &  Films has joined hands with KSM Film Productions to produce India’s first Teen Thriller.
The film has been co-produced by Spotlights Creation and is being distributed by Utopia Studios, worldwide.
The event saw the presence of Vinash Tiwari & Tripti Dimri (Laila Majnu Lead Cast), Meet Bros, Flora Saini Of (Stree Fame), Sonyaa Pink Of (Nazar Fame), ,Dj Shiezwood , Prashant Virender Sharma ,Shradha Arya ,Mukul Dev, Krishna Abhishek , Shawar Ali, Ashmith Kunder, Ejaz Khan, Madhuri Pandey , Asif Merchant ,Asif Shaikh ,Mukesh Rishi , Shibani Kasyap , Siddharth Kasyap ,Bidita Baig, Vikas Verma etc 
“1978” is a racy, supernatural, terrifying, suspense story that promises keep the hearts of its viewers thumping, right from the beginning till the last scene.
1978 has been directed by Aziz Zee and it features a bunch of young teenage actors who have performed amazingly well. Yash Rajpara, Apurva  Godbole, Gaurav Sharma, Vaishnavi  Kadam,  Rishabh Raj, Muskaan Tomar, Sunny Yadav,  Rohit Mugallu, Maliha Malla.  The film also features renowned TV actress Sonyaa and singer Abuzar Akhtar.
While the songs are completely composed with a retro feel of the 70s, the USP of the film is that all the songs are actually sung by the actors of the film. By sheer coincidence, during auditions, Suresh Thomas of Crescendo films discovered that some of the actors are brilliant singers. He then decided to create the entire music score using the voices of the actors themselves. This is possibly the first time this has ever been done in any Hindi Film.
Kunal  Shamshare  Malla states , “1978 is a brilliantly made slick horror thriller which is Hollywood films of the same genre.”
Director Aziz Zee says, “With films like Stree , Pari and Ghoul  being widely appreciated , we can be sure that “1978” is bound to draw crowds to theatres.

Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar donate to help Musician

Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani and singer Neha Kakkar have donated Rs 100,000 each to musician Keshav Lal, who had been a Musician in Bollywood for many years. His fate had taken him to playing a harmonium on the footpath of Pune for over 30 years. Keshav Lal was invited to the set of Indian Idol 10 where the show's contestants and judges paid him a memorable tribute. He was accompanied by his wife Soni Bai on the show. He has had along journey from being the most wanted Harmonium player in Bollywood and the success of it to losing all his material possessions, the musician revealed that only music mattered to him and how staying loyal to one's passion is very important Keshav Lal, who has worked with award winning filmmaker V Shantaram and composers Kalyanji-Anandji, performed the song "Awaara hoon" on his harmonium during the episode.

Vishal and Neha announced a donation of Rs 100,000 each to help him during his hard times. Vishal also commented "It was our privilege to witness Keshav Lalji on the show. It is so wonderful to see a man so faithful to music throughout his life. He has taught us that one should never leave his passion, come what may. I will urge all my friends and people from the industry to try their best and help Keshav Lalji in the best possible way we can," he added.

Aarya Ambekar wishes to sing for Bollywood

We have been hearing Aarya Ambekar’s melodious voice right since her young age. But this pretty girl, as she was called when she was a Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il champs contestant, now wants to sing for Bollywood too. Speaking at one of her interviews, the singer reportedly said that she is presently in talks for the same, but hasn’t received any confirmation yet. Aarya is a noted name in Marathi music industry. Besides giving playback for various Marathi songs from movies like Ti Sadhya Kai Karte , Balgandharva , Rama Madhav etc., she is also known as a professional classical singer.

Ranbir an Inspiration to Actors

Ranbir Kapoor and Paresh Rawal bring alive the father-son bond of Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt on-screen in the biopic, directed by Rajkumar Hirani

While Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about how educative it has been to work with Paresh Rawal in Sanju, the veteran actor believes the young star is an inspiration for the new generation.

Ranbir Kapoor and Paresh Rawal bring alive the father-son bond of Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt on-screen in the biopic, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Rawal said in an interview, "I have worked with various actors, but working with Ranbir was something else. He is a talented actor. And, let me tell you, playing Sanjay Dutt, who we see every now and then on-screen, is certainly not easy for any actor. The way Ranbir internalised and delivered the character was [commendable]. He is an inspiration for the next generation."

 

Happy Birthday Prasoon Joshi

Poet,  lyricist and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi who celebrates his 47th Birthday on September 16th is widely regarded as one of Bollywood’s most thought provoking song writers of the current generation. He was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 2015 for his contribution in the fields of Art, Literature and Advertising. We list down some of Prasoon Joshi’s lyrical gems below, which everyone should revisit.
1. Maa - Taare Zameen Par
2. Kholo Kholo - Taare Zameen Par
3. Roobaroo - Rang De Basanti
4. Tu Bin Bataye - Rang De Basanti
5. Zinda - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
7. Gehra Ishq - Neerja
8. O Rangrez - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Cheater Mohan

Mumbai, 18th September, 2018: VYRL Originals presents…”CHEATER MOHAN” from the multifaceted - singer, songwriter & fashion icon KANIKA KAPOOR.
Composed & sung by Kanika Kapoor and written by Shabir Ahmed, “Cheater Mohan” ft. singer/songwriter/rapper IKKA, is an out an out FUN song in the same vein as her Bollywood blockbusters “Baby Doll” and “Chittiyan Kalaiyan” - songs that had the entire nation shaking a leg!
With an infectious hook, a sing-a-long chorus and a contemporary pop / dance beat, the song is signature Kanika Kapoor meant for audiences of all ages and for celebrations of every kind!   
The official music video compliments the song with its vibrant colors and quirky characters. This one is guaranteed to put a smile on our face and a groove on your feet! “Cheater Mohan” is choreographed & directed by popular Bollywood choreographer - Adil Sheikh
Ecstatic on the release, Kanika Kapoor says “I had a gala time working on this track and it has been difficult to wait till it releases. The song, the beats, the music is a wonderful amalgamation and I am so happy to share it with everyone.”
Acclaimed film director Mohit Suri shares “Kanika is a gifted artist and a hardworking talent. She is going to achieve great strides in her career and we are hoping “Cheater Mohan” is one such milestone for her. It is an addictive track and the entire team keeps singing it. Kanika is a bundle of positive energy and this transpires in all her songs. We are truly glad to collaborate with her and hopefully will keep this going.”
Speaking on the release Vinit Thakkar, Senior Vice President, Universal Music Group India & South Asia added “Kanika Kapoor is a talented, young woman and it has been a fantastic experience to work with her. We are truly ecstatic to release this song and are certain that the audiences will immediately take to it.”
“Cheater Mohan” from Kanika Kapoor is now available worldwide across all digital services exclusively on Universal Music.

Mini Mathur

Indian Idol: Ex Participant alleges physical abuse on the show, former host Mini Mathur agrees with it

Singing reality show Indian Idol is one of the oldest and most popular reality shows of Indian television. The show is currently in the 10th season and is entertaining fans with some great talent. However, the show is now in news for wrong reasons. A former participant of the show Nishant Kaushik, in a series of tweets, alleged of going through physical abuse on the show.
 

Not Happy With Bollywoods Present Music Scenario

Eminent lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar feels the music in contemporary Indian cinema is no longer sympathetic to lyrics, and the tunes -- often high on tempo -- are not conducive for good poetry.
In a freewheeling interview, the Padma Bhushan awardee dwelt on his self-discovering journey as a poet, talked about issues like increasing hostility against freedom of expression in India and society's influence in changing cinema.
"I am very unhappy with the present music scenario in Bollywood. The music that is being produced is not very sympathetic to lyrics any more. First of all, they do not get good situations because there is more razzmatazz than emotional depth in the stories. So the situation for songs is not very emotional," said Akthar, who was in the city to attend the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
"Besides, the tunes the writers are getting today are not very conducive for writing poetry because of the tempo and the orchestration. The tempo is such that the words do not get established. They do not have the space to breathe."
"On the other hand, the music is so loud... every song is treated like a clap song. So the percussion is often above the voice and the music gets ahead of words. So you just can't understand what the person is singing. May be you only know the 'Mukhra' (beginning of a song) and the rest of it gets lost in the cacophony," the septuagenarian said.
Akhtar, who has won multiple national awards for his lyrics in Hindi blockbusters like "Godmother", "Border" and "Lagaan", said Indian listeners prefer music that they can themselves sing.
"But they cannot sing if the tune is not worth humming, or the words are not clear. The listeners should not go to the words, the words should come to them," he said.
Also a noted poet, Akhtar said his poetry, which was initially nostalgic, has become more impersonal with time.
"When I started writing poetry, initially it was nostalgic. It was mostly about my childhood, my mother, the place I used to live in and so on. But then after that other interests and other concerns entered my poetry, be it about the socio-economic climate or the people."
The ace script-writer, who in partnership with Salim Khan enthralled Indian movie goers with their conceptualisation of the "angry young man" in films like "Zanjeer" (1973), "Deewaar" (1975) and the 1978 blockbuster "Don", has started writing a script again for a yet-to-be-named project.
He also revealed that there would be one or two exciting announcements soon, but declined to give out any details.
Terming film as a "captive art" that is not so powerful to bring about social change, Akhtar said it is the changing trends in society that directs the content and evolution of films.
"Because a film is an expensive exercise, it is kind of captive as an art. Commercial cinema looks to cater to the demands of society. That is why you would see that the mainstream was making different kind of films in the 50s, 60s and in the 90s. Society is changing cinema; cinema does not change society," he signed off.

Anupam Kher urges people to fight depression

Anupam Kher has released a video encouraging people to overcome Depression, and not shy away from coming out in the open about the condition

Anupam Kher says he hopes to bring a change in society by doing his bit to ensure Depression isn't considered taboo. The actor has released a video encouraging people to overcome depression, and not shy away from coming out in the open about the condition. "There is still a taboo associated with Depression. People shy away from coming out in the open and discussing it. This affects, not just the victim, but their near and dear ones too," Kher said in a statement.
 

Race 3 has a style partner

Blackberrys, India’s leading menswear brand, and the official style partner of the movie Race 3, unveiled the Exclusive Race 3 Collection with the Star Cast of the movie. The event was graced by Bobby Deol & Saqib Saleem, at the Blackberrys Store in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon.The Exclusive collection showcased included cocktail Tuxedos along with fashionable shirts & trousers, as flaunted by the cast in the movie. The Blackberrys Race 3 line is a limited-edition collection, available across all Blackberrys stores.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh Kaushik, VP Brand Experience at Blackberrys, said “Supremacy and fashion are an inherent part of Race 3. The look is of metropolitan sophistication and class, and the lead characters exude a sense of style that is both fashion-forward and aspirational. We have been styling the progressive men of the country for over 25 years. We are excited and happy about our association with Race 3, as it’s a natural connect for our core proposition. The remarkable talents in the movie exude a sense of style that is both fashion-forward and aspirational. We are delighted to translate the same energy and style through our formal wear collection, worn by the star cast in the film.”“Our association with the movie franchise is a well stitched partnership. Blackberrys stands tall with the adage Keep Rising- and the whole mood and personality set in the movie brings the character out with perfection.” he further added.

“This collection will do justice to all the fashion forward thrill-seekers. The garments I wore from Blackberrys were very comfortable, and looked really stylish in the scorching heat in Abu Dhabi” - commented, actor, Bobby Deol. Saqib Saleem,added to this,”The outfits truly reflected the power & style, that the characters of the movie were intended to portray. The fashionable tuxedos were actually a class apart.”

@Ramesh Kaushik, VP Brand Experience at Blackberrys @Blackberrys @Ramesh Taurani @Kumar Taurani @Bobby Deol. @Saqib Saleem @mahek bachani

 

Shilpa Rao Enthrals her Fans With Coke Studio Classic in her First Selfie Interview

Shilpa Rao has been known for her melodious voice in super hit songs like Bulleya, Tose Naina, Manmarziyan and others alike but what makes her fan-base even stronger is her debut with the infamous Coke Studio Pakistan’s ‘Paar Channa De’.
Shilpa Rao has been known for her melodious voice in super hit songs like Bulleya, Tose Naina, Manmarziyan and others alike but what makes her fan-base even stronger is her debut with the infamous Coke Studio Pakistan’s ‘Paar Channa De’. Being the first ever Indian singer to have partnered with Coke Studio Pakistan, Shilpa managed to get the song enlisted in every Indian’s playlist. Recently, her foot-tapping number for Hichki received applauds from the audience. In her first ever selfie interview, Shilpa talks about her experience of sharing the stage with Noori, her journey to Pakistan and also enthrals the audience with a classic track.

Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 will take some time

South superstar Kamal Haasan is making headlines as the host of Big Boss Tamil and of course for his journey as a politician. The actor who’s known for his phenomenal performances decided to start a different innings in politics when he realised we all are looking for leader. He also believes a politician will always get in trouble if he speaks his own mind but will also get out of it, because that’s just his opinion or stand. The actor, who’s juggling between his professional commitments as a host, actor and politics, is eagerly looking forward to the release of his next film, Vishwaroopam II, that will hit the screens on August 10 this year. Post this, the actor is supposed to start shooting for Indian 2 but there’s a slight glitch. Also Read: Why is Kamal Haasan apologising to Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk?

Indian 2 will not directly follow Vishwaroopam II since he has another movie to wrap up before it. In his chat with Bombay Times, when the actor was asked to reveals details about the sequel of Indian, he said, “I will have to finish Sabash Naidu first. That it almost half complete. I will wind up that before I shoot for Indian 2.”  Also the actor’s recent look isn’t for Indian 2 but just a change from his normal look. Also Read: Whoa! Nayanthara in talks for Indian 2 opposite Kamal Haasan?

When the star was asked to elaborate on why Vishwaroopam II got delayed, he blamed politics for it. “Politics was involved. Even the first time, it was only politics. On the finance part, most people in the film business find it difficult to complete a project. It’s become a very common thing, with only big companies managing to complete a project. Smaller productions are finding it difficult to make ends meet. So that aspect was one of the reason for the delay – a maximum of one year. But the rest of it was because politicians were stepping on our toes.”
 

India's first live online album launch with Badshah's 'O.N.E.'

In what has come as a trendsetter, India’s renowned music app, Gaana made a first-of-its-kind live launch of rapper-turned singer Badshah’s debut album, O.N.E. The album is already a rage as its first single, Heartless, has managed to strike an emotional chord with the audience. The song has crossed over 1.5 million streams on the launch day itself. The successful launch of Heartless, amidst much fanfare on Gaana, is set to bring in a paradigm shift, in the method of music album launches in India.

 Commenting on the launch of Heartless, Gaana CEO Mr. Prashan Agarwal said, “Badshah has a huge fan following amongst the millennials and hence Gaana is the perfect platform to launch and make the album an overnight success. We are very happy with the new milestone created by this album.”

“With online music streaming gaining massive momentum, amongst consumers on Gaana, 75 million monthly users and nearly two billion play-outs per month, the music industry is looking at connecting with music fans, instantly, and directly through live album launches on Gaana,” he added.

Mr. Agarwal hopes that this launch will become a trademark for future musical launches in India since this had, already, become a norm, in more mature markets in the west.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Gaana and breaking a first time 24 hour record in India for the soulful ballad, Heartless created by our artist Badshah. This is phenomenal and with the album launch on 17 August, we can see the numbers rising manifold,” said, Sony Music Digital Business Director Jay Mehta.

On the launch, Badshah said, “I am humbled and I can’t believe these numbers. I would like to thank Gaana for all the support and my fans for making it happen.”

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se - Song - Rafta Rafta Medley

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se - Song - Rafta Rafta Medley
Watch the song 'Rafta Rafta (Medley)' from Hindi movie 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shatrughan Sinha and Kriti Kharbanda. 'Rafta Rafta' is sung by Vishal Mishra, Jordi Patel, Disha Sharma, Akash Ojha, Rekha, Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and music of the song is given by Vishal Mishra. Original Lyrics were given by Prakash Mehra, Rajendra Krishan, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Anand Bakshi. Navaniat Singh directorial is slated to release on 31 August 2018. 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' also stars Asrani, Satish Kaushik, Rajesh Sharma and Binnu Dhillon in pivotal roles. To know more about 'Rafta Rafta' song Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol starrer 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' watch the video. The popular song features Shatrughan Sinha, Dharmendra, Rekha, Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sunny Deol & Bobby Deol.

Kangana Ranaut to reunite with Anurag Basu

In 2005, thankfully, filmmaker Anurag Basu spotted Kangana Ranaut and cast her in the hit emotional drama, Gangster (2006). And soon enough Bollywood got its ‘Queen’. They worked once again in Kites in 2010. And since then we have been waiting for them to reunite. Now, the latest reports suggest that the duo is all set to work on a new project starting this December.

Kangana and Anurag will reunite for a film that has been titled, Imali. Now, doesn’t that have a beautiful ring to it? The story sure would be a tangy tale that will make audience smack their lips. This is one reunion that Bollywood should definitely look forward to but don’t expect the actress to give you any information about the same. Talking to Mumbai Mirror she said, “It’s too early to talk about Imali as we are starting the film around the end of the year. All I can say is that Anurag is my godfather and everything I am today is because of him… I can’t wait to go back to the beginning.” 

Kangana has quite an interesting line up of movies in the future. She will soon be seen playing the role of Rani Lakshmi Bai in the movie Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi. The movie is a rare attempt in Bollywood to tell the tale of bravado of Jhansi’s queen’s fight against the British Raaj. Kangana has also started shooting for Balaji Telefilms’ Mental Hai Kya. She will be at her quirky best in this movie. She will start shooting for the one with Ashwini Iyer Tiwari in October. The movie will be a drama based on the backdrop of Kabaddi. After finishing which she will move on to the above mentioned, Imali.

The news daily also reported that no male lead has been finalised for Imali and the hunt is still on. Do you have any recommendations? Tell us in comments below!
 

Live Open urges Ranbir

The millennial is not just a different generation, they are a different breed. Unconventional choices, modern philosophies define them. And none other than youth icon Ranbir Kapoor can represent them better. Small wonder, he is the one revealing the new mantra of iconic brands Macroman M-Series and Macrowoman W-Series --- ‘LIVE OPEN’. A seething honest philosophy for today’s young generation who believe in breaking societal stereotypes and are comfortable in their own skin!
The new Macroman philosophy of “LIVE OPEN” goes really well with the brand’s revamped new-age and progressive vision. It’s an ode to those who live on their own terms and set trends rather than follow one. 
The new promotional campaign of Macroman M-Series & Macrowoman W-Series resonates with a new energy and confidence in all key stakeholders associated with the brands. The beautifully shot Macroman M-Series TVC perfectly captures the Gen-Next philosophy of those who celebrate the spirit of being unapologetically themselves. It showcases how an indomitable Ranbir Kapoor in class apart multi-coloured multi-hued Macroman M-Series (with his mysterious Macrowoman beside him) answers all those who question his daring spirit with just two words – LIVE OPEN. In the Macrowoman W-Series TVCs, ‘millennial models’ dare to bare their LIVE OPEN mantra!   
Speaking about the new positioning and campaign, Mr. Vikash Agarwal, President & Brand Director - Macroman & Macrowoman, said, “Amidst the players dominating the market today, Macroman aims to be the most admired one for its international design aesthetics, in depth and continuous R&D, the best of fabrics, in short the best wearable premium experience.
Our communication campaign is designed to further deliver this objective. The campaign is aimed at making Macroman M-Series synonymous with youth, style and fashion. It is in true sense, the ‘inner’ voice of today’s generation.” 
Speaking about superstar Ranbir Kapoor, Mr. Agarwal said, “We wanted to have an emotional connect with our audience and Ranbir Kapoor is the perfect link as he is a living embodiment of Macroman with his bold choices and unapologetic way of living. Suave and sophisticated, Ranbir Kapoor was our first choice as he not only connects with the youth, but IS the youth. Young, bold and immensely talented, this blue-eyed boy is the perfect fit for our new positioning.”
Talking about the philosophy of Macroman, Ranbir Kapoor said, “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this new liberating journey of the iconic Macroman brand. ‘LIVE OPEN’ is a philosophy which reflects my own beliefs. I am sure that today’s youth will relate to it, and I am glad that the brand took this bold step to connect with its audience.”
Challenge, Inspire, Outperform Live like a Macroman
Created for the urban male, Macroman M-Series has grown phenomenally with a PAN-India network. Following the success of Macroman M-Series, the brand launched an equally powerful female counterpart - Macrowoman W-Series. Today, the portfolio boasts over 150 products with numerous designs available in a variety of fabrics and finest blends. Macroman M-series and Macrowoman W-series product ranges from Innerwear, Sportswear to Leisurewear. Initially just an innerwear brand, Macroman M Series has now grown up to be a formidable player with its large range of finest innerwear, leisurewear, sportswear and casual wear. The product range is a result of consistent enhancement in the brand’s product portfolio. Over the past few years as a brand Macroman M Series has spread its wings in casual menswear category and is currently producing a vivid range of summer and winter wear. Macroman M Series Innerwear ­comprises the widest range of highly styled briefs and vests segmented into different collections targeting the diverse needs. Conceptualized by top of the line designers, Macroman M Series International Collection briefs and vests are crafted from the best of fabrics. Available in a variety of colours and patterns, with interesting accents and a range of exciting cuts, this collection is a bold mix of fashion and comfort. Macroman M Series International Collection also boasts of a luxurious line developed by the world’s best blends like Supima Cotton, MicroModal & Bamboo fiber cotton.
Manufactured in state-of-the-art units, this is a true ‘Make in India’ global brand. And in the days to come, it aims to grow multifold. It is committed to continue providing international quality products through its world class manufacturing capacity. It also intends to enhance its distribution and open several exclusive outlets in India.
Macrowoman W-Series brings premium fashion for today's woman, it is set to be the complete answer in fashion, from lingerie to sportswear and leisurewear. The brand's superior range of bras celebrates the woman in all her attitudes. Bras for working comfort, uniquely designed bras for sports, everyday wear bras and also special designs for the freedom loving millennials, Macrowoman has something for every woman in her every mood.

Nick Jonas' ex-girlfriend, Delta Goodrem, feels she can't compete with Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra and Jumanji actor, Nick Jonas are the new IT couple of Hollywood and Bollywood alike. The couple who raised eyebrows with their joint appearance at MET Gala 2017, recently made their relationship official and things seem to be getting pretty serious. From their numerous dinner dates to the actress even accompanying him for his cousin’s wedding, the couple is leaving no opportunity to declare their romance is real and not just a random fling. While his family is delighted to see Nick and PeeCee together, his ex-girlfriend, Delta Goodrem is heartbroken with these recent developments. And it is only natural, right? Also Read: Hollywood is convinced that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are DATING!

For the ones who don’t know, Nick and Delta started dating in May 2011 but decided to called it quits within a year. According to Woman’s Day, Delta even wanted to reconcile her relationship with Nick when he came to spend time with brother Joe Jonas in Sydney. According to the reports, the couple even had a secret rendezvous in LA earlier this year but things changed when Nick opened up to her about his special feelings for Priyanka. He confided how things were getting serious with his new ladylove and that shattered Delta.

Ms Goodrem even believes its futile to compete with this Indian beauty since now she has connections with the royal family. A source revealed to Woman’s Day, “Delta was left heartbroken. She feels she can’t compete with a hottie from Hollywood, whose best friends are royals.” Also Read: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are twinning their way into our hearts with their Instagram pictures!

Meanwhile in an interview with E!, when Kevin (Nick’s brother) was asked if he had met the Quantico actress, he said,”We have met her in the past. She is super-awesome. But, that’s Nick’s thing and he can say what he wants to say.” In the past when Priyanka was on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, she was asked by the host about her equation with Nick. “Are you dating Nick Jonas? Isn’t he like 11 years old?” Jimmy had joked. “We were both wearing Ralph Lauren and we decided to go together. I didn’t ask his age. Eleven? I didn’t know that” Priyanka had responded. “Yeah, we were on the same table and we already know each other. So he was like, ‘Hey, you wanna go together?’ And I was like ‘Yeah, okay, let’s go together.’ It ended up working out.”

Playback Singer Hrishikesh Churys Birthday Celebrations

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Grand Jury and Playback Singer Hrishikesh Chury celebrated his birthday recently in Mumbai. Many renowned personalities from different fields from Bollywood to politicians attended the celebration. Film Director and Producer Madhur Bhandarkar and Yogi N Chandra were seen at the event.Music Directors like Vipin Reshammiya, Monty Sharma, Gaurav Dagaonkar, Raaj Aashoo with wife Seepi Jha, Santokh Dhaliwal, Lyricist like Kumaar Rakesh and Prashant Ingole. Also singers like Priya Saraiya, Tarannum Malik, Arvinder Singh, Bhavdeep and Sudeep Jaipurwale, Asit Tripathy, Purva Mantri, Sourabh Joshi with wife Pinky Poonawala were also seen at the event. Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Sahab’s entire family like Murtuza Mustafa Khan, Qadir Mustafa Khan, Rabbani Mustafa Khan, Namrata Gupta Khan, Faiz and Amir Mustafa Khan were present. Hungama and Artist Aloud Head Soumini Sridhara Paul alongwith Politicians like  Sanjay Dina Patil (Ex MP, NCP), Rajul Patil, Charan Singh Sapra (Ex MLC, Congress), Livtar Charan Singh Sapra, Rita Gupta (Vice President, MNS), Yash Sardesai, Krishna Hegde (Ex MLA, BJP), Ameet Mehta (President of BJP Legal Cell), Kaleem Sayyed, Ishrat Sayyed (Vice President, BJP Maharashtra Mahila Morcha) also graced the event with their presence. 
Hrishikesh says, “I thank my Family and Friends, the entire Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Team and Grand Juries & to all the Dignitaries for making my birthday so special!”.  ?

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Nestled in Soul Space Arena, a mall located by the bustling Outer Ring Road, Brew and Barbeque, recently has been reimagined as one of Bangalore’s biggest microbrewery. The Brew and Barbeque has been inspired by the bars in Texas, designed to allow customers a first–hand experience of high-quality dining and a large variety of exotic drinks.Mr Prasanna Kumar, CEO & Managing Partner, The Brew & Barbeque says, “We are proud to say that we are one of the biggest microbrewery pubs in Bangalore. Our attention to detail reflects in the décor which is designed to give a Texan bar feel. At B&B, we have an array of authentic handcrafted brews, and re-enforcing our commitment to providing the best to our customers, we have now launched the complete bar and hand-crafted food menu which will satiate the beverage and food cravings of the city’s connoisseurs and give them a memorable experience.”

Specialties: The mini-concert section at Brew and Barbeque is meant for live music and concerts, this area has a dedicated seating capacity of 100 people, to rave their favourite bands and live performances. Besides serving world class ales, the microbrewery is known for bringing renowned DJs like the king of Bollywood DJ Hussaine, DJ Avijith, DJ Pooja Seth and many more who set the dance floors ablaze with music. Brew and Barbeque offers exquisite food, drinks and music in an ambience that is resplendent with luxury.