Parade, pride and party came together after 2 years of the pandemic in Mumbai’s iconic march celebrating solidarity in gender and sexuality diversity. Mumbai’s queer community organised a Mumbai Pride March last weekend in Carter Road, Bandra. Around 2,000 colourfully dressed people took to the streets for the Pride Parade, after 2 whole years of the Pandemic. The Mumbai Pride Parade was organised by the Color Positive Foundation which saw around 2000+ people from the LGBTQ+ community. EORTV, countrys biggest OTT platform showcasing LGBTQ content and stories, was on board as the official streaming partner. The day was a celebration of solidarity and pride and saw people come together and make their voices heard and celebrate their identities.
On Martyrs Day 30th Jan 2023, a web series called ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ inspired from the real life incidents of martyrs who sacrificed their life for their country was released on EORTV. In the marathi web series which is dubbed in Hindi as well, actor Abhijeet Khandkekar will be playing the lead character and showcase the valour on duty. The 4 episodic web series also starring Marathi actress Tejaa Devkar pays homage and a heart-touching tribute to the nation’s brave sons. A mix of fact and fiction, inspired by true events, the series focuses on the human side of the most horrific terror acts our country has witnessed.
EORTV’s new series I Love Us 3- Tu Meri Aashiqui Hai released its second song sung by Srushti Barlewar, the multilingual singer and songwriter. The song titled “Aankhon main Teri dub jau main”, is a visual treat to your eyes, as it beautifully portrays the chemistry between two female lovers in the show. The series is directed by Digvvijay Siingh, music composed by LK Laxmikant and the song’s beautiful lyrics are written by Imaan. The soundtrack’s theme is about two souls discovering and falling deeply in love with one other.
The Hindi title for the film is WHAT THE FISH …When The Crazy Becomes Crazier!
Telugu star Manoj Manchu is back after a 6-year hiatus with WHAT THE FISH which is all set to hit the floors. The film is originally in Telugu language but will also be dubbed and released Pan India in Hindi, English and multiple other regional languages. The Hindi title for the film is WHAT THE FISH …When The Crazy Becomes Crazier! The actor, director and the production have dropped the announcement poster on their social media wowing all the fans.
After beta testing, users will now be able to access EORTok and create short videos showcasing their talent from 17th January 2023
EORTV, India’s premiere OTT platform focusing on LGBTQ storytelling has now launched a new feature called EORTok where users can post short format videos and engage, interact and build an audience like any other social media application and above all participate in EORTV’s ongoing auditions across vocations. After the beta testing stage, EORTok is now open to all and is designed with the aim to help skilled individuals follow their passion acts as the perfect stage for individuals who wish to exhibit their prowess in a certain field and select users will get the opportunity to work in EORtV’s upcoming original web series.
Bollywood roots for Cancer
Recently, US based entertainment production house Lonestar films announced its first Hindi feature film titled ‘Cancer’. The film starring Sharib Hashmi and Aahana Kumra will be directed by Faisal Hashmi who is known for Gujarati language films like Vitamin She and the award winning Short Circuit. Talking about bagging this project, Actress Aahana Kumra shared, “Once in a while a script challenges you and makes you want to jump up and shoot the film right away. That’s what I felt after reading the script of Cancer and I can’t wait to shoot it with my wonderful co actor Sharib Hashmi and our Director Faisal. I’m excited for this incredible collaboration with Lonestar films.”
Cancer, written by Faisal Hashmi and Gary Rowlands is touted as a mind bending thriller, and is in pre-production. The film will go on the floors early next year. The hunt for the third lead has begun and will be announced soon.
As the film was announced, prominent Bollywood figures have shown their support to Cancer through social media. Director Hansal Mehta along with Manoj Bajpayee, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Chandan Roy Sanyal took to Instagram to congratulate the cast of Cancer and Lonestar Films. Additionally, Shreyas Talpade on twitter said, “Congratulations on this new venture brother @PatelDevansh. Chief creative officer saheb..wishing you success for this one”.
Milap Zaveri’s quoted tweet said, “Mubarak ho bhai” Shreya Dhanwantary tweeted, “Congratulations to my talented dost log @PatelDevansh @sharibhashmi @AahanaKumra and the whole team for this! So cool!!!”
Jamie Alter Alter tweeted, ” Woot! This is amazing, @PatelDevansh And look at the cast so far… @sharibhashmi bhai @Aahana Kumra with more to follow, I am sure. Congratulations to all involved.”
Incorporated in the USA, Lonestar Films is promoted by Pankaj Mamtora who is a serial entrepreneur with business interests in healthcare, IT, real estate and wealth management. Lonestar Films has already set up operations in India (Mumbai) hiring ace journalist Devansh Patel as its Chief Creative Officer. Patel will handle the creative mandates alongside the project Directors and oversee India operations.
Luviena Lodh is an Indian actress, who recently played the lead role in EORTV’s recent offering ‘You Complete Me’ alongside Raj Kumar and Punit Bhatia. Luviena is also a trained Bollywood and Jazz dancer. She has also worked in various movies in the Kannada and Telugu industry. Luviena was also a part of a short film called Girl On Heels streamed on Sonyliv and a web series called Humse Na Ho Payega on ULLU.
Leading Indie artist Samar Mehdi releases his new single titled Raushni. A soul-stirring melody, Raushni is the singer-songwriter’s first single of 2022. The song features vocals by Samar Mehdi and his sister Sarah Mehdi. Touted as a gratitude song, the single is a reverberation of the myriad of emotions like gratitude, love, despair, and joy. Samar has written the song, and it is mixed and produced by Aman Arakh.
Maja Ma is a progressive start to break gender stereotypes and a start of queer stories in India, says Srishti Shrivastava who plays a prominent part in the recently released Amazon Original film.