Actor Ankit Rathi who made a mark with impactful performances in Bollywood films like Fukrey, Singham 2 and 3 Storeys, is all geared up for his next release as the male lead. The film’s teaser and poster garnered great response, putting it on the must watch list in January 2021. Ankit will be seen playing the role of Salman, who is a quintessential Hyderabadi boy, who discovers himself while discovering love. Continue reading “After 3 Storeys, Ankit Rathi gears up for his next Hindi feature film Bolo Hau”
Actress Shalini Panday known for her impactful performance in Gujarati film Rachna No Dabbo is basking in glory for the feedback received for her recently released project- Dwand. Dwand is a short film released on Pocket films- a family drama where Shalini plays the role of a lower-middle-class girl who is bold and has always dreamt big and was made to believe that she is beautiful, intelligent, and different and that she deserves a worthy husband. When her marriage happens contrary to her expectations, she begins to contemplate her decisions and takes certain steps which eventually affect the entire family.Continue reading “Shalini Panday shines in the short film Dwand”
What started as a film editors journey for Jahnavi Dhanrajgir has now turned into her Bollywood debut in an upcoming Hindi Feature Film Bolo Hau- a ‘Mazedaar Love Story with Hyderabadi Tadka’, directed by her father and yesteryear actor Tarun Dhanrajgir who played the role of Mr. Darcy in the Indian remake of Pride and Prejudice which aired on Doordarshan in 1985. In Bolo Hau, Jahnavi will be seen playing the role of Rukhsar who is a young, vivacious girl of today and although born into conservative nawab family, she’s a strong person with a mind of her own. Jahnavi has been an assistant editor on superhit Bollywood films like Gunday and Kick and worked as an assistant director on Sultan. Jahnavi is not just the lead actress in Bolo Hau but also the film’s editor. Continue reading “Film Editor Jahnavi Dhanrajgir to make her acting debut in Bolo Hau”
Music Composer and Singer Rochak Kohli is back with his new single ‘ Yeh Dil’ which he recently shot for Manali alongside actress Harshita Shekhar Gaur. The song was released on Rochak’s Youtube Channel and is a romantic track set in Manali. The entire look and feel of the music video easily compliments the vibe of the song. Harshita Gaur and Rochak Kohli make an adorable pair and Rochak’s soft vocals give the track a perfect flair that’s sure to stick in anyone’s mind. The lyrics of the song is written by noted lyricist Manoj Muntashir.Continue reading “Yeh Dil featuring Rochak Kohli and Harshita Gaur is out now”
Netflix’s Delhi Crime produced by Golden Karavan, SK Global Entertainment and FilmKaravan which is based on the 2012 gangrape-murder case, won an International Emmy in the ‘Best Drama Series’ category, making it the first ever EMMY for India. Delhi Crime, directed by Richie Mehta, starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, Yashaswani Dayama and Rajesh Tailang is a fictionalised crime drama. The story is based on the painstaking investigation into the 2012 Delhi gang-rape which dives into DCP Vartika Chaturvedi’s search for the culprits, as India’s capital city reels in the aftermath of the brutal gangrape.Continue reading “Netflix India’s Delhi Crime bags ‘Best Drama Series’ at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020”
Actor and Singer Armaan Khera whose latest outing, Taish is receiving rave reviews is on a career high. The actor not only has meaty role in ensemble cast film but also sung a track and written lyrics for it.Continue reading “If Bejoy Sir asks you to jump off a cliff, you jump and make it look sexy ‘: Says Actor Armaan Khera”
On International Coming Out Day which was on 11th October 2020, award- winning- singer-songwriter, Shayan Italia released his new music video called Sha La La featuring 21 artists which also boasts of 65 musicians from across the globe. The music video is touted as a profound ballad with a deeply pertinent message of ‘Love Without Boundaries’. The song which is bold and showcases celebratory statements of passion and queer confidence has been applauded and loved by the Industry and many came in support of Shayan’s passion project. Many B-towners- trade analysts, directors and actors took to their social media platforms to wish congratulate Shayan and share the music video.Continue reading “The film industry comes in support of a LGBTQ themed music video Sha La La”
British song writer and singer of Indian origina, Shayan Italia has been getting noticed for his interesting work of late. Here’s an excerpt from a conversation with the talented artist.Continue reading “I Write for Myself and the Situations Around Me….: In Conversation with Singer-Song Writer Shayan Italia”
Raahul Jatin, the multifaceted musical talent has come up with his third single Yaadein Aane Lagi, a ballad sung and composed by him while the lyrics are penned by his father, legendary music director, Jatin Pandit. The melodious romantic number features Raahul and the music production is done by Aditya Dev and Raahul.
US-based actress and model Madison Trunnell features in the song as Raahul’s love interest. The couple is seen romancing in the lush green countryside, a vintage scenic house& beautiful locales in California. The music video was entirely shot in the US with a very limited crew size and following all protocols and guidelines pertaining to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking about the song, Raahul said, “It is a romantic number which I feel would appeal to the youth. Has a very cool vibe. I actually intended to compose another upbeat number but with the general state of affairs, I believe there is melancholy in the air. The world has slowed down and there is uncertainty. I started with high octane notes, but I ditched it altogether because it just did not feel right and I ended up composing a ballad. I got my parents to hear a scratch version of it, my father was very gracious to work on the lyrics and we promptly recorded it. We recorded it in Mumbai during the lockdown. Then when I came to US during the later half of the pandemic, my producer Dr. Sandhu heard the song, and we decided to shoot it.“
Talking about the shoot Raahul said, “This is my first video shot outside India. I was a bit apprehensive initially, especially with the ongoing pandemic. However, it all worked out smoothly. We worked with a limited crew and wrapped up the shoot in a record time frame, given the number of locations we covered. We did not even include hairstylist and make-up artist in the crew to keep the head count as minimum as possible. We were all tested prior to the shoot. It was a fun shoot, we were all in-sync and energized& therefore it was a very fulfilling experience. I met Madison for the 1st timebut it didn’t feel like that. She is so pretty, congenial& easy to work with despite not understanding Hindi. My Director Harper has done an amazing job. He was operating the camera, lighting and the drone single handedly. He was like a One Man Army. Shooting this single was a memorable experience that I will always cherish and remember.
The 3.30-minute-long romantic number was shot across San Francisco, Jamestown, Copperopolis, Bay Area and Sonora all flat in one day with a limited crew size of four people including the actors. It will be released by Funk Box in Association with Jatin Pandit.
Speaking about the lyrics, ace music director Jatin Pandit said, “The idea of music has really changed with Raahul’s generation, so I was very surprised when I heard the tune in its raw form. In a strange way it took me back to Pehla Nasha so I offered to help with the lyrics. The concept, melody and even the idea of a slow soft tune is all Raahul’s. I was tempted to meddle with the music a bit, but I refrained because an original composition is always the best”.
Raahul made his musical debut with “Aankhon Ke Ishaare” released by Zee Music and followed it up with a somber and, soulful prayer song “Prabhu Hum Ko Kshama Kar” alongside his father at the outset of Covid-19 pandemic in India.
You can listen to the song here