Mahurt of Marathi film GOVINDA with Lord Ganesh Vandana

Last few years our Dahihandi festival is changed since politics is messed with the celebration. It has become showing your power keeping the gift amount very high for Govindas. Marathi film GOVINDA revolves around the bitter truth related to celebration festival of Lord Krishna. The original purpose has left aside.

Recently mahurt of the film done with the Ganesh Vandana rendered in the voice of Shankar Mahadevan. ‘Vidhnavinashak Karunasagar Morya…’ are the lyrics. Music is given by young Rohan Pradhan.

Produced by Vilas Waghmode, directed by Aatmaram Dharne, GOVINDA stars Swapnil Joshi, Girija Joshi, Arun Nalawade, Uday Tikekar and Vidyadhar Joshi in pivotal roles. Swapnil is playing Govinda.

Click…Click…Ankush Chaudhary turns photographer

Popular actor of Marathi films Ankush Chaudhary has always played different roles. Having hunger for hatke characters, he is always cautious about his looks also. He plays a photographer in upcoming Marathi film SANSHAYKALLOL. He is today’s gut following current fashion and is a style photographer in the film.

While shooting for the film he really started liking to click the pictures. He continued clicking after the shoot was over. When the date for publicity photoshoot was declared he decided to do it himself. He clicked the posters, advertisements, hoarding of the film to be used for promotions. He guided his co-actors Pushkar Kshotri, Gauri Nigudkar, Mrunal Deshpande how to pose for the best.

The handsome actor says, “I am very excited to learn the photography. While playing the role I came to know details of the art. Suitable lighting, lens, focus etc. a photographer always shouls be aware of.”

Produced by Shri Swami Samarth Pictures, directed by Vishal Inamdar the film stars Ankush Chaudhary, Pushkar Kshotri, Gauri Nigudkar, Mrunal Deshpande, Siddharth Chandekar, Reema Lagoo, Abhijit Satam etc. The laughter riot stars on 5th April 2013.

PRO Ram Kondikar’s hattrick in promoting films getting National Awards

A PRO plays pivotal role in promoting the film. Renown PRO Ram Kondilkar is successfully doing it for Marathi films. In recent years films which got National Awards, Ram was PRO for those. This year DHAG received National Award, last year was DEOOL and in 2011 JOGWA received the prestigious award.

Having experience of ten years, Ram knows in and out very well of promoting any film. One can not use the same path for promoting any movie. Every film has different story, aspects and he goes according to those points keeping in mind.

In initially years Ram use to work in day time and going for studies in night college. With honesty and hard work he has reached where today he is. Now he is fruits of his hard work since 2002. GLAMGOLD congratulates him and wishes all the best for future.

Disney Stars Karan and Kabir come together with the Singh Family to celebrate Holi

This Holi gets even more special when your favorite stars of the popular Disney Channel family shows, ‘Best of Luck Nikki’ and ‘The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir’ come together to paint Raj Mahal Hotel red, literally! The notorious twins Karan and Kabir get together with Rohan, Sunny and baby Nikki to bring in a Holi filled with pranks, laughter and a rainbow of colors.

The craziness and chaos begins when Avataar Singh decides to take his family to Raj Mahal Hotel for a job and after many hilarious twists, he is left in charge of baby Nikki while handling his work. Meanwhile, the prankster duo – Karan and Kabir plan a trick as Rohan and Sunny get together with their plan for Holi. However, before they can get to it, the ever playful Nikki ensures that the hotel is left without power and in utmost chaos as Himani, Priti, Maan Singh and the kids stuck in the lift!

Says Daman Deep Singh Baggan who plays Manager Maan Singh in ‘The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir’, “It always fun to shoot with the Best of Luck Nikki family and we have double the fun on sets when we get together. With every festival, I genuinely believe that it’s important to celebrate it with your family and that is exactly what this episode is all about.”

Siddharh who plays Karan in ‘The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir’ says, “It is an extremely exciting episode where the prankster duo from The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir meet the equally mischievous duo from Best of Luck Nikki. Kabir and I have planned to take on Rohan and Sunny and trick them into getting drenched with color.”

Adds Murtuza who plays Rohan in Best of Luck Niiki, “There is no way that Sunny and I will fall for any of Karan and Kabir’s tricks. In fact, we have planned out a little mischief of our own. The episode is our own way of wishing all our viewers a happy, mischievous and safe Holi.”

Have a colorful blast this Holi with a very special cross-over episode of ‘Best of Luck Nikki’ and ‘The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir’ on March 27th, 2013 at 11.00 am only on Disney Channel.


New maidens to bowl you over in Extra innings 2013 on SONY MAX & SONY SIX

It’s that time of the year again when cricketing fever is at its zenith. To make sure that viewers do not miss out on all the adrenalin packed action, SONY MAX & SONY SIX the official broadcasters of the Pepsi IPL 2013 have roped in two fresh faces to host their flagship show ‘extraaa innings T20’, the first and the only cricket wrap around show that has transformed the way audiences consume cricket.

This edition of extraaa innings T20 will be co-hosted by the gorgeous and beautiful actor, Karishma Kotak and the dazzling Femina Miss India International 2012, Rochelle Maria Rao. These dashing damsels will take the audience through the hits and misses of the game without missing any of the facts, analysis and trivia associated with the forthcoming Pepsi IPL 2013 extravaganza. The channel is gearing up to bring to your homes, the excitement, glamour, chutzpah and LIVE analysis of the world’s biggest cricket extravaganza, the Pepsi IPL 2013 through EI T20.

Commenting on this new development, Neeraj Vyas, Business Head, MAX said, “extraaa innings T20 has always been a thrilling entity that brings in-depth cricket analysis to fans in the most entertaining way.  This year we have roped in two vibrant and striking personalities Karishma and Rochelle to provide freshness to the show along with our seasoned anchors Gaurav Kapur and Samir Kochhar.  They are not only accomplished presenters, but also passionate cricket buffs and will take us through the high octane action of the Pepsi IPL 2013.”

Being a part of extraaa innings T20, a delighted Rochelle Maria Rao said, “I have been a big fan of the IPL since its inception. Being a part of this huge tournament has always been my dream. I used to watch Gaurav Kapur and Samir Kochhar host extraaa innings T20 live from the ground. Now, I’m really excited to co-host the show with this brilliant duo. The countdown to Pepsi IPL and extraaa innings T20 has begun and I am really looking forward to being a part of this this electrifying atmosphere.”

Karishma Kotak thrilled with the opportunity, stated, “Cricket is very close to every Indian’s heart, including mine. I got a taste of the game when I hosted the auctions on MAX recently and realized how exhilarating the tournament is going to be. I am definitely looking forward to hosting EI T20 and the opportunity to interact with so many cricketing stalwarts and experts on the show.”

MAX will present the in-depth analysis of the game from the extraaa innings T20 studio with an expert panel, which include cricket stalwarts like Navjot Singh Sidhu with his unique ‘Siddhuisms’, Sunil Gavaskar, Ajay Jadega, Harsha Bhogle, Rameez Raja, Isa Guha and for the very first time on EI, the inimitable Kapil Dev.The extraaa innings T20 studio this year will be larger-than-life and the design will strive to recreate the theatrical atmosphere that one associates with a cricket stadium. Viewers can also look forward to some snazzy moves of professional cheerleaders from the NFL New York Giants team. EI T20 will also feature entertainment acts and performances throughout the duration of the tournament.

Watch Pepsi IPL 2013 starting 3rd April on SONY MAX & SONY SIX

Shaan and Sangram Singh gave prizes to the winners of cycle race

Christine, founder and trustee of Humanitarian Welfare and Research Foundation organised the cycle race with Rakesh Kumar and Leena Mogre at Bandra where they invited Shaan and Sangram Singh wrestler to support the race and to give prizes. More than 200 people participated in this race which started from Bandra West and went to Worli and came back to Bandra West.

Total distance for cycle race was 27.5 kilometers. Shaan also sang a song for the participants. Shaan and Sangram Singh gave prizes to 21 participants.

Priyanka Chopra in Disney.Pixar’s animated film PLANES

As Ishani, Priyanka Chopra dubs for an Indian plane, the reigning pan-Asian champion in a famous around-the-world aerial race. PC’s character has been described as easy on the eyes, but ruthless in the skies. Thanks to her high-speed competitiveness and notable talent, she has amassed more than a billion loyal fans—including one rookie racer who turns to her for guidance. Exotic and mysterious, Ishani is full of surprises, but always has her eye on the prize.

Director, Klay Hall says, “We decided to make India a stop on the race for two reasons: practicality—the planes needed to refuel in that region of the world—and aesthetics—India is a beautiful, exotic country that many of us had experienced.  We loved the opportunity to highlight the warmth of India’s people, colors and culture in the world we were creating for Planes. I became a fan of Priyanka after seeing her film Dostana.   She’s a triple threat—an actor, singer and dancer—and we noticed that when she came in to record her lines, she attracted the attention of a lot of people who’d stop by to watch her in action. Priyanka exudes heart, charm and warmth, and we’re incredibly blessed to have her as part of our cast.”

The film is releasing in India on 26th July, 2013.

Vidya turns Punjabi housewife for GHANCHAKKAR

Known to reinvent herself in every film that she does, Vidya Balan will now be seen playing a loud hatti-katti punjabi housewife with a bizarre sense of fashion in Raj Kumar Gupta’s quirky comedy GHANCHAKKAR.

Vidya Balan says, “I had great fun playing Nitu Athray in GHANCHAKKAR…shes the hatti-katti punjabi house wife who we all know,somehow. She is The Cats ‘ Whiskers, when it comes to Fashion. Shes the sort of woman who goes for a walk one day and feels exercise kar li na toh ek aur samosa khaane mein koi harj nai. Subarna Rai Chaudhari (her designer in the film) went mad trying to put together the look.What she wears is almost outlandish and even bizzare sometimes…but that is for you!”

Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the much awaited GHANCHAKKAR is set to release on June 28.

Prakash Jha, Indian Ocean to team up for SATYAGRAHA

So far, the association between Indian indie bands and Bollywood filmmakers has been quite sporadic, but Prakash Jha is looking to change that.

The director has signed on popular band Indian Ocean to sing a song for his upcoming film, SATYAGRAHA. The film, which he is co-producing with UTV Motion Pictures, will also feature the band members Susmit Sen, Rahul Ram and Amit Kilam.

Indian Ocean has composed a track for the film and the members of the band will also be part of the movie, as Prakash wants them to feature in it. The band will be shown belting out a youth anthem that motivates characters in the film to stand up for their rights at a crucial juncture in the story. The band was very excited to have composed the track for Prakash’s film.

Prakash Jha confirms the news, saying, “It is true that I have roped in Indian Ocean to compose one of the tracks in SATYAGRAHA. It is a fantastic band with a superb fan following among the youth, so who else but them to create an anthem for the youth to stand up for what is right, fight against corruption and to stand up for democracy? They have composed a brilliant track that will move us all. It is too early to share any further details.”

Indian Ocean has flown down to Bhopal for a three-day shooting schedule with the cast that includes Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao and Manoj Bajpayee. Earlier, Indian Ocean had composed tracks for Aamir Khan’s Peepli Live (2010).

Vishwas Patil brings back Pakeezah opulence In RAJJO

Going by the reports on the magnanimity at which it is being shot, Kangna Ranaut’s forthcoming film RAJJO is surely going to be a feast to the eyes. It is learnt that renowned author turned filmmaker Vishwas Patil is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the film attains a realistic look and for that he is going to all lengths. So much so that the Four Pillar Films who have produced the film have actually spent a staggering amount to recreate the red light area of Grant Road in Borivali.

The hard-hitting musical film RAJJO that is based on the issue of the mujra houses that are dying a slow death in today’s times will see the Sahitya Academy Award winner Vishwas Patil shoot it at the scale as opulent as that of the cult 1972 musical romantic drama Pakeezah. It’s only after Pakeezah that one has actually lavishly recreated an extensive red light area in a feature film and if the reports are to be believed, producers Four Pillar Films have spent a whopping 5crores on the sets alone! To accentuate each and every contour of the beautiful set, Vishwas Patil has roped in acclaimed cinematographer Vinod Pradhan who for the first time after Devdas has used extensive lightings for the sets.

Talking about the backdrop of the film Vishwas said, “We want to give a very realistic look to our film for which we are doing all our research. The writer of the film Atul Tiwari actually visited the bylanes of Hira Mandi in Lahore, Pakistan to aide us in building the sets of the places where mujra used to be performed in the yesteryears and we also roped in Munish Sappal (the set designer of Rab Ne Banadi Jodi,Paheli) for creating the sets.”

Produced by Four Pillars Films, RAJJO will also see Mahesh Manjrekar and Prakash Raj playing roles like never before. The musical will have compositions of renowned music composer Uttam Singh and lyrics by Sameer and Dev Kohli.