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Saroj Khan, a three-time National Award winner, had choreographed some of the most

Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who mentored generations of actors and was fondly known as “Masterji”, died early this morning. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 after complaining of difficulty in breathing. She was 71.
The three-time National Award winner had choreographed some of the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema.

The mandatory COVID-19 test done at the hospital showed a negative result.

She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital,” Ms Khan’s nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.

Tributes for the veteran choreographer are pouring in from all quarters.
Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is no more. She made dance look easy almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry. May her soul rest in peace,” Bollywood star Akshay Kumar tweeted.

Riteish Deshmukh wrote on Twitter: “Rest in Peace Saroj Khan ji. This loss is immeasurable for the industry & film lovers.Having choreographed more than 2000 songs she single handedly changed the landscape of how songs were shot. I had the pleasure of being Choerographed by her in Aladin. One tick off my bucketlist.”

Saroj ji’s name introduced the word ‘choreographer’ to my life. A genius who immortalised stars and the music that defined an era with her iconic work. May her loved ones find strength and courage at this terrible hour. There’ll never be another…(sic),” actor Nimrat Kaur tweeted.

Saroj Khan, who has won three National Awards for Best Choreography for her work in Devdas, Jab We Met and the 2007 Tamil film Shringaram, is credited with choreographing more than 2,000 songs.

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Amazon Prime Video Original Series Breathe: Into the Shadows marks the digital debut of Abhishek Bachchan and Nithya Menen, who will be seen in the lead roles, along with Amit Sadh and Saiyami Kher. The show is slated to release on 10 July 2020 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The makers have already created a social chatter with their intriguing promos and posters of the upcoming series and now are gearing up for a big trailer launch.

Ahead of their trailer launch, the main star cast that consists of Abhishek Bachchan, Nithya Menen, Amit Sadh and Saiyami Kher, the captain of the ship, director Mayank Sharma and the founder of Abundantia Entertainment Vikram Malhotra decided to catch up on a video call and watch the trailer of their upcoming show Breathe: Into the Shadows together. The star cast seemed extremely elated and excited to watch the trailer together and couldn’t contain their excitement for their viewers to watch it live with them tomorrow at the exclusive Youtube trailer Premiere. The stars have asked their viewers and fans to set a reminder so that they can enjoy watching the trailer with the star cast of the show.
Here is a link to catch the trailer live on YouTube

Watch the trailer exclusively on Amazon Prime Video and their Youtube Channel on 1st July, 2020

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They are probably one of Tinseltown’s most adorable couples, but how much do we really know about Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal? Besides a few details like they met on the sets of their film Fukrey and fell in love, the details about their love story are a well kept secret as the couple always maintained a low profile barring a few instances. Now, in a gorgeous magazine shoot for Brides Today’s June-July edition, the actors have spilled the story of how they went from best friends to life partners.

The couple were due to get married in April but the wedding was pushed owing to the ongoing global pandemic. In their first ever joint cover shoot together, weeks before the country went into lockdown, the couple paint a gorgeous picture together. Richa looks every bit as resplendent in her gorgeous lehengas, giving the world what a gorgeous bride she’d make and Ali looks his dapper best in his dulha attire. But all of it, what catches our eye is how happy they look, their eyes twinkling and hearts content. 

For fans, the highlight from the cover issue be the journey and their complete love story.

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Hello everyone, this is to inform you that some of my staff have tested positive. They were immediately quarantined, and BMC officials were very prompt and efficient in taking them to a medical facility. I would like to thank the BMC for taking such good care of them, and for fumigating and sterilising the entire society.

The rest of us have all been tested and found negative.

Right now I am taking my mother to get her tested. She is the last person in the loop. Please pray that she is negative.

I would, once again, like to thank the BMC for the prompt, professional and caring manner in which they helped us 🙏

And a big thank you to Kokilaben Hospital, and the doctors, nurses and staff there. They were very caring and professional with the testing process.

God bless and stay safe.

Love.

Aamir.

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फील्ड मार्शल सैम मानेकशॉ की पुण्यतिथि पर, आरएसवीपी मूवीज़ ने विक्की कौशल के नए लुक के साथ ट्रिब्यूट किया जारी!

पिछले साल, जब फील्ड मार्शल सैम मानेकशॉ की भूमिका में विक्की कौशल का पहला लुक सामने आया था, हम सभी स्तब्ध रह गए थे। और अब किंवदंती की पुण्यतिथि के अवसर पर, बायोपिक के निर्माताओं ने विक्की कौशल का एक अन्य लुक रिलीज़ कर दिया है, जो उन्हें ट्रिब्यूट देते हुए स्क्रीन पर सैम मानेकशॉ की भूमिका निभाने के लिए तैयार हैं।

विक्की के नए लुक ने हमें फिर से आश्चर्यचकित कर दिया है। आरएसवीपी मूवीज़ ने अपने सोशल मीडिया पर फील्ड मार्शल को श्रद्धांजलि देते हुए एक वीडियो पोस्ट किया है। वे लिखते है,”Remembering the legendary Field Marshal #SamManekshaw on his death anniversary. We cannot wait to bring his incredible journey to you. @vickykaushal09 @meghnagulzar @RonnieScrewvala @ishantanus #BhavaniIyer @bharatrawail”.

निर्माता रोनी स्क्रूवाला ने फील्ड मार्शल को याद करते हुए नया लुक पोस्ट किया और लिखा,”Remembering the legendary Field Marshal #SamManekshaw on his death anniversary. We cannot wait to bring his incredible journey to you. @vickykaushal09 @meghnagulzar @bharatrawail @RSVPMovies #BhavaniIyer @ishantanus”

निर्देशक मेघना गुलज़ार ने भी उन्हें याद करते हुए लिखा,”In Remembrance of Field Marshal #SamManekshaw. An honour and an experience I am so looking forward to!
With @vickykaushal09
as the inimitable soldier and gentleman.@RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies #BhavaniIyer @iShantanuS @bharatrawail”

अभिनेता विक्की कौशल ने भी अपने सोशल मीडिया पर पोस्ट करते हुए साझा किया,”In rememberence of one of India’s finest- Field Marshal #SamManekshaw. This journey is going to be very special with
@meghnagulzar @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies #BhavaniIyer @iShantanuS @bharatrawail”.

अभिनेता विक्की कौशल जल्द मेघना गुलज़ार द्वारा निर्देशित बायोपिक में फील्ड मार्शल सैम मानेकशॉ की भूमिका निभाएंगे। फिल्म का निर्माण रॉनी स्क्रूवाला द्वारा किया जाएगा।

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In what can only be described as a tremendous goodwill gesture, veteran producer Anand Pandit is planning to offer a slate of his recently released blockbuster films to cinema owners free of cost, giving them permission to screen the films in their cinema halls. Pandit wants the films to be shown to the public for zero cost. “As we slowly come out of this lockdown, it is my dream to see movie halls running once again. I thought what would be better than give our audiences some free entertainment within their favorite environs of a cinema hall while keeping all tenets of social distancing in mind. My idea is that all cine-goers have to spend on is their popcorn and food.”

While Pandit is waiting for some permissions to announce the names, everyone knows that his roster has some of the biggest hits of recent years.

The veteran producer already has had preliminary conversations with several cinema hall owners and the response has been strong. He intends to meet them soon to work out the details. “We know the hardships cinema owners are going through. We have a very strong understanding of how their business has been impacted. This might be a good way to get many to return to the theatres.” Pandit is ready to share the films immediately and is awaiting the nod from exhibitors.

Anand Pandit often called the man with the Midas touch, is not just a successful producer but a formidable force in the real estate sector. His high end, luxury real estate company, Lotus Developers has developed state-of-the-art residences for the who’s who of Bollywood.

Anand Pandit has collaborated and produced some iconic films under the banner Anand Pandit Motion Pictures. Interestingly he is working with both the Bachchans currently – with Big B in “Chehre” and Junior Bachchan in “The Big Bull” both set to release later this year.

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Actor Sudipto Balav, who was recently seen in the film Extraction, says that he had an amazing time shooting the Sam Hargrave directorial. The actor adds that working with the director has also been incredible. “My experience of working with Sam Hargrave has been extremely unique and absolutely different as I have been wanting to do an action film for quite some time now. I did my own stunts.

Doing this film with Sam was great and what I really learned from him is how you maintain your calm and composer while shooting some of the trickest, deadliest, and most elaborate acting scenes in a film of this magnitude. Of course, I am open to doing foreign cinema and when I mean foreign cinema, I just don’t mean Hollywood only. I am open to doing British films, Australian films, Korean films and, of course, as always I am open to doing Indian films, that’s where I belong,” he says.

The actor has been seen in varied projects and says that his journey has been exceptional. “My twenty-plus years journey in films has extremely rewarding. I have been learning every single day with every single film. I have some great experience which I learn and I carry forward to my next film,” he says.

The actor is known for his dark characters in Malayalam cinema and also played a rather dark role in extraction. However, he is not scared of getting typecast. “I think in today’s time the filmmakers globally are extremely evolved and they judge an actor by his or her ability to portray a certain character because every character that an actor portrays is the director’s vision. When filmmaker see your ability from the perspective of that character, they are able to asses you as an actor. I think the whole trend of stereotyping actors doesn’t exist anymore,” he says.

Ask him who he would want to work with the future, and Sudipto says, “The filmmakers with whom I would like to collaborate with are, of course, Sam Hargrave, besides that there is Martis Scorsese, Tarantino, Manoj Nayak Shyamalan…I can go on and on. As far as Indian filmmakers are concerned, there is Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Nagraj Manjule, Aashiq Abu, Vetrimaaran…these are few people on my wishlist.”

There are a few actors who have always inspired Sudipto to work harder. “There been quite a few Indian actors who’ve approached towards reinventing themselves has actually inspired me and helped me to improve and reinvent my craft. Topping the list definitely is Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal sir, Irrfan Khan, Mr. Prosenjit Chatterjee these are the names,” he says.

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MusicThatMadeMe, an artist-led unit that is centered around paying homage to the music, the musicians and the stories that made them who they are.

Sony Music India along with 31 Artists ring in the biggest celebration of Unity in Diversity.

Not bound by genre or language, and from their own homes across the country, this video features incredibly talented musicians singing their most well-known songs, while telling their stories.

India’s leading record label is home to a variety of artists from across the country who sing in a multitude of languages, and it is this very heterogeneity that sparked the idea for this initiative.

Sony Music India presents #MusicThatMadeMe, an artist-led unit that is centered around paying homage to the music, the musicians and the stories that made them who they are.

In the video Singer JONITA GANDHI mentioned,”#MusicThatMadeMe is definitely music that was played to me by my dad growing up. I think he’s my biggest influence in music because he’s the one who recognised I had talent and encouraged me to work on it. But growing up, I definitely had a wide variety of musical influences. I’ve listened to stuff and try to copy and follow singers throughout my life from across the world and I’m grateful to have listened to such a wide variety because that’s what influenced my desire to become versatile. What I’m performing today is actually a reflection of that. A medley — two songs I’ve originally sung — one is called Haaye Oye with Qaran (it’s a Punjabi pop song we did together), the other being a Tamil pop song I did with Leon James called Kanne Kanne, ending with Enna Sona which is AR Rahman Sir’s song.”

The roster includes: Pritam, Shaan, Kailash Kher, Shilpa Rao, Papon, Armaan Malik, Aparshakti Khurana, Nikita Gandhi, Jonita Gandhi, Akasa, Aastha Gill, GV Prakash, Leon James, Nikhil Dsouza, Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Seth, Shweta Shetty, Jeet Ganguli, Shivali Bhammer, The Yellow Diary, Himani Kapoor, Shashwat Singh, Sukhe, Dino James, Vivek Mervin, Raga, Rish, Sean Roldan, Aki Kumar, The MXXNLIGHT, and Tesher.

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Aaja Mere Naal is an exceptional musical experience featuring singer Raveena Mehta and producer/composer and singer Rishabh Kant. Aaja Mere Naal is an Indian retro/pop 2020 release, encompassing love, separation, and longing. This song sets an intimate mood as it begins with a striking chord progression and leads on to a charming reminiscent journey of drifted lovers.

The artists, Raveena Mehta and Rishabh Kant allure listeners in with their powerful voices and tone. Aaja Mere Naal amalgamates various western contemporary/gospel and Indian classical elements to create a unique and unforgettable musical experience.

After receiving such an amazing response for her song ‘Yaadein’ with singer Avitesh Shrivastava, Raveena is back with a fresh collaborative single “Aaja Mere Naal’ to mesmerize her fans with her singing and acting talent. “This song and the music video creates a mood and allows the audiences to delve into a world very different from the one we are currently experiencing,” says Raveena Mehta, the Singer, Actor, Screenplay writer of ‘Aaja Mere Naal’.

Rishabh Kant is the producer, composer, and lyricist of Aaja Mere Naal, apart from also lending his brilliant voice to the track. He has previously produced Kehndi Haan Kehndi Na by Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar and worked with MC Altaf on their track Karke Dikhaneka. He is a musician to watch out for!

This beautiful escapade was shot in London and encapsulates the beauty of each venue. In times where travel is increasingly becoming more aspirational and difficult; it is nice to be able to watch another world altogether. The video ends with a cliff hanger and allows the audience to visualize the ending they prefer.

‘Aaja Mere Naal’ is a collaboration between Raveena Mehta and Rishabh Kant. The music video is produced by Dimple Mehta. This melodic masterpiece will be launched on Raveena’s youtube channels on the 24th of June 2020.