Kabir Singh album crosses over 1 billion streams

Kabir Singh was not only considered as a box office success when released a year ago, but also the music of the film became a hit. The music of Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh that was tagged as the box office disruptor, composed by various music directors, scored massively by instantly striking with the audiences. A T-Series and Cine1 Studios films connected massively with the masses because of the love story and mainly the songs which are being hummed even after a year by the audiences. Adding another milestone to his music accolades, Kabir Singh music album has crossed more than 1 billion streams on a leading audio streaming platform. Being the fastest 1 billion streams by any Hindi film album, this success for the film is thanks to the team who worked together to give the audiences the best album.

Producers Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Ashwin Varde credit this huge success to the entire team of composers, singers, lyricist and technicians who have together given last year’s most loved album. The humongous success of the Kabir Singh album even after a year of its release only goes to show the amount of love the audience has shown towards the film’s music. With over 1 billion streams, Kabir Singh continues to win hearts even today. An album full of original compositions is composed by various music directors – Sachet – Parampara, Vishal Mishra, Mithoon, Akhil Sachdeva, Amaal Mallik.

While the first track by duo Sachet-Parampara created a roar when released in the trailer, Bekhayali, sung by Sachet Tandon and written by Irshad Kamil went on to become the heartbreak song of the season. On popular demand, a version of the song was also sung by Arijit Singh. The song clearly became the love anthem of the year. Mithoon’s Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage Hum was perfection with soothing tunes, melodious voice of Arijit Singh and lyrics by Mithoon himself. Jubin Nautiyal, who sang the film version of this same song, also garnered love for it. Akhil Sachdeva’s soulful Tera Ban Jaunga was the song that spoke volumes about the lead pairs love for each other also sung by Tulsi Kumar by written by Kumaar. From soft romantic melodies to heartbreak numbers piercing your hearts, this album has a beautiful mix of everything. Yeh Aaina crooned by Shreya Ghoshal won hearts for its comforting tunes by Amaal Mallik penned by Irshad Kamil that called for introspection and served as the beginning of a sweet romance in the film. Armaan Malik sung Pehla Pyaar by Vishal Mishra is a testimony to budding love and the pangs that come with it, another with Irshad Kamil lyrics. Vishal who also composed and sung Kaise Hua was a big hit. Then budding music duo Sachet-Parampara made the chirpiest song that ended the film on a happy note ‘Mere Sohneya’ sung by the duo themselves and written by Irshad Kamil again.

The OST of Kabir Singh with several talented artists from the music industry coming together to create one of the best albums in the history of Bollywood continue to win accolades .

Subhash Ghai’s short film ‘Gandhi’ featuring Manoj Bajpayee will be showcased to 65 crore viewers across the country through DD National on 30th January, Gandhiji Death Anniversary.

Gandhi – A Perspective, a short 30 minutes film directed by Subhash Ghai will be released on National TV which is viewed by over 65 crore people . The film will premier on Gandhiji’s death anniversary; 30th January

The film brings into relevance Gandhiji in the minds of young people of today who may have many questions on the Mahatma or who don’t understand Gandhiji …

The film stars Manoj Bajpayee and is written and directed by Subhash Ghai Lin with he technical team of Whistling Woods International

Institutions like Gandhi Smriti Delhi have applauded the film and recommended that it be shown Worldwide in school and colleges . Directors like Raju Hirani and Ketan Mehta have also spoken very highly about the film ( can we get quotes )

Speaking on the film *Subhash Ghai* says, “ it’s a film which answers many sensitive questions which people may have against Gandhi.

The Film is censored n will be premiered on DD NATIONAL on Gandhiji’s death anniversary 30th January at 3 pm and 10 pm .

Subhash Ghai’s short film ‘Gandhi’ featuring Manoj Bajpayee will be showcased to 65 crore viewers across the country through DD National on 30th January, Gandhiji Death Anniversary.

Gandhi – A Perspective, a short 30 minutes film directed by Subhash Ghai will be released on National TV which is viewed by over 65 crore people . The film will premier on Gandhiji’s death anniversary; 30th January

The film brings into relevance Gandhiji in the minds of young people of today who may have many questions on the Mahatma or who don’t understand Gandhiji …

The film stars Manoj Bajpayee and is written and directed by Subhash Ghai Lin with he technical team of Whistling Woods International

Institutions like Gandhi Smriti Delhi have applauded the film and recommended that it be shown Worldwide in school and colleges . Directors like Raju Hirani and Ketan Mehta have also spoken very highly about the film ( can we get quotes )

Speaking on the film *Subhash Ghai* says, “ it’s a film which answers many sensitive questions which people may have against Gandhi.

The Film is censored n will be premiered on DD NATIONAL on Gandhiji’s death anniversary 30th January at 3 pm and 10 pm .

Ever wanted to be a cop for the thrill and suspense? The Lalbazaar police wants your help to solve a case

ZEE5’s newly released crime thriller series, Lalbazaar has been receiving adoration and appreciation from the audiences and media alike! This gritty series revolves around the lives of police officers and criminals in a fast paced city.

The sharp portrayal of the prototype brave and fearless police force has left everyone gripped to the show. Adding another feather to this captivating cop drama, Bollywood Supercop Ajay Devgn presented and launched the show himself, creating intrigue amongst viewers.

Responding to all the love and adoration from the audiences, the show’s top cops have come up with an interesting Instagram crime trail which allows the audience to solve a crime case with them and bring out the super cop inside them!

The Instagram crime trail is an intriguing challenge which allows the users to use the profile tag feature of Instagram and collect clues to solve a crime and sharpen their minds to experience the real thrill of being on the right side of the law! The game starts with a video from AC Suranjan Sen from the show asking the viewers to help them solve a crime in Kolkata, by giving them instructions which need to be followed to solve it.

Upon following the clues and tapping the profile tags, the viewers finally solve the crime and are greeted by the police officer with a congratulatory message!

Lucky winners stand a chance to win a Samsung Led TV or One Plus 8 smartphone!

The makers took people through this intriguing crime trail by creating multiple accounts and images giving the participants the gritty feel of Lalbazaar.

So, are you ready to fight till the end of crime? Help Lalbazaar police solve the case and come a step closer to experiencing the thrill and chase!

Lalbazaaar is now streaming on ZEE5 and boasts of a stellar star cast of Hrishita Bhatt, Kaushik Sen, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Sauraseni Maitra, Anirban Chakrabarti Dibyendu Bhattacharya in pivotal roles.

Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan to now release on 13th August 2021!

Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan, a film which celebrates the biggest sport in the world -Football, has got a new release date. A story of change and self-belief, Maidaan will release the next Independence Day week, 13th August 2021. The film also stars Priyamani, Gajraj Rao and the well known Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh.

_Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadras and Ritesh Shah respectively. The film is set to release on 13 August 2021._

The Maliks come together for ‘Zara Thehro’ presented by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series!

Armaan Malik & Amaal Mallik team up for this song co-directed by their father Daboo Malik

With music and melody running through their veins and blockbuster songs such as Bol Do Na Zara, Main Hoon Hero Tera, Kaun Tujhe and Tumhe Apna Banane Ka among others to their credit, celebrated singer Armaan Malik and music composer Amaal Mallik have proved to be a force to reckon with.

The young, talented singer and composer have always created magic with their respective repertoire. After the success of their previous singles such as Paas Aao, Ghar Se Nikalte Hi and Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon, they now come together for ‘Zara Thehro’ presented by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series.

Composed by Amaal Mallik, with vocals by Armaan Malik and Tulsi Kumar, ‘Zara Thehro’ is written by Rashmi Virag and describes the intensity of a precious moment shared between lovers who refuse to part. Featuring Armaan Malik and actor Mehreen Pirzada, ‘Zara Thehro’ is a special collaboration that brings together the musically gifted Armaan and Amaal Mallik along with their father who takes on the role of the music video’s director along with Team Trigger Happy.

‘Zara Thehro’ is also a musical reunion of sorts as Amaal, Armaan, and lyricist Rashmi Virag come together three years after ‘Tere Mere’ from the 2017 movie Chef.

Talking about the song, acclaimed singer Armaan Malik says, “I’m pretty stoked for this release. It’s very rare to find a duet that has been crafted like this in recent times. ‘Zara Thehro’ is a conversation between two lovers, using the simplest of words to convey emotions. I’m glad Tulsi and I are teaming up yet again for a beautiful song like ‘Zara Thehro’ because listeners love hearing our duets! In the past we have collaborated on multiple tracks such as ‘Dil Mein Chhupa Loonga’(Wajah Tum Ho), ‘Dil Ke Paas (Unplugged), and the ‘Tose Naina-Tum Jo Aaye’ from Mixtape to name a few. I love how Tulsi and my voice compliments each other and the melody. She has a unique voice, with child-like innocence and sweetness.”

Armaan adds, “My dad Daboo Malik and Team Trigger Happy conceptualized the video breakdown and now that it’s all edited and put together, it looks amazing. We sang, shot, and got this ready from our homes during the lockdown, without much professional help. It is something I’ll be super proud of 10 years down the line also.”

Adds popular composer, Amaal Mallik, “Zara Thehro stemmed from a thought of marrying two separate thoughts – musical and conceptual. One, was the idea penned down by Rashmi Virag, the lyricist, who told me about creating a song that speaks about a scene where a lover asks another to just sit and speak for a little more time before they disperse. The scene played out so beautifully in front of my eyes, that it drove me to create something on it immediately. I’ve made sure nothing sounds compromised or substandard just because of the time we’re living in currently.”

Amaal further adds, “Textures can be manoeuvred and that’s what I have done with Tulsi Kumar and Armaan’s voice being brought together. Giving the audience a contrast in texture takes this song into a different zone and that’s the aim. Armaan and Tulsi have had really successful collaborations in the past for other composers. Tulsi and I have had fruitful collaborations like Soch Na Sake (Airlift) and Salamat (Sarabjit).”

Interestingly, the very versatile Tulsi Kumar, who has co-sung Zara Thehro with Armaan is excited about being part of this brand new single. She says “This is a song about pure love, about emotions between two people, where they convey their feelings to each other through beautiful poetry. Rashmi Virag has yet again given us some beautiful and relatable lyrics. It’s an amazing composition and I absolutely loved being part of it. Singing this song took me back to a lot of emotions I have felt personally at some point in my life. I am sure this song will touch numerous hearts and souls.”

In fact, Tulsi has worked with both the brothers – Armaan and Amaal. She says, “In the past Armaan and I have come together for some beautiful tracks like Dil Mein Chupa Loonga ,Toh Se Naina,/ Tum Jo Mixtape, Dil Ke Paas (unplugged), to name a few and I’m happy about this collaboration for Zara Thehro as well. I have also worked with Amaal on a lot of his previous compositions like Soch Na sake, Salaamat, Tere Bin to name a few and have a very positive feeling about this one too.”

Director Daboo Malik shares, “Actually, I had directed the video of Armaan’s first single, which was shot in Dubai. So technically, the seeds of direction were sown long time ago for me. But, after that, we always left it to other directors to do the job for all his subsequent videos. However, when it came to ‘Zara Thehro’, we had no option but to shoot at home. We went through various ideas and thoughts and finally I thought why not shoot and let Armaan emote his true feelings. I said let the face speak, let the emotions in the eyes be captured. We waited for the right light over a period of two days and kept shooting till we got what we wanted.”

Says T-Series head honcho, Bhushan Kumar, “Armaan and Amaal have given the industry some of the most memorable songs. Amaal Mallik’s compositions have a ethereal quality that linger on and are always remembered for melody. Armaan Malik on the other hand is one of the finest singers we have in the industry. The coming together of Armaan and Tulsi Kumar on this duet creates magic that is mesmersising to the ears, which listeners are going to love. The combination of the two is simply explosive. We are very proud to present ‘Zara Thehro’, a sureshot winner.”

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series presents ‘Zara Thehro’. With vocals by Armaan Malik and Tulsi Kumar, the song is composed by Amaal Mallik, with lyrics by Rashmi Virag. Featuring Armaan Malik and actor Mehreen Pirzada, the video of ‘Zara Thehro’ is directed by Trigger Happy and Daboo Malik and will be out soon on T-Series’ YouTube channel

CINTAA Sr VP Manoj Joshi meets Mah Governor to represent senior actor issues

CINTAA’s Senior Vice President, actor Manoj Joshi met with the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari today. They discussed the issue of senior actors, above the age of 65, not being allowed to shoot. The Honorable Governor assured of necessary co-operation.
The meeting was a dual purpose meetng, reveals Manoj Joshi. The Honourable Governor who has witnessed the freedom struggle wrote an essay on Mahatma Gandhi, participating in the competition organised by the Postal Department as a common man. When he won the competition, he added three times the amount to the prize money and gifted the same to the post office employees for protection against COVID19.
“I had been to his place to congratulate him on this amazing gesture as well as honour him with a shawl along with State BJP Secretary and Vice-Chairman, of Maharashtra Film, Stage & Cultural Development Corporation Ltd (MFSCDCL) Amarjeet Mishra who presented The Hon Governor with an idol of Vithoba and Rukmini.”
Manoj Joshi then briefed the Hon Governor on CINTAA, its history, its members, on the senior citizens who are members of CINTAA on whom their family depends for livelihood, and that they already have had no work from three months. He elaborated that the number of working seniors was not very large, but apart from that, there are continuity issues and producers can not replace them. “The Hon Governor gave us a patient ear. It was a good 40 minute meeting. He was very positive and assured that he would help us in the best way possible. He had received the letter from CINTAA that we had sent him,” elaborates Joshi.
CINTAA had also sent letters to the Hon CM Uddhav Thackeray, Hon Minister Subash Desai and Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis besides the Hon Governor. “We are glad the meeting with the Hon Governor was an eventful one and are hopeful that the outcome would be a positive one. The meeting was indeed reassuring.”

Actress Samikssha Batnagar makes her singing debut with “Tishnagi”

Samikssha Batnagar is a well-known face in Indian film Industry. She made her debut in Bollywood in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Calendar girl’ She received good response from the audience. Later she performed as a lead role in Shreyas Talpade’s ‘Poster Boys’ opposite Bobby Deol.

Apart from acting skills very few people are aware of her singing talent. She started her career as a trained Kathak dancer who is trained in classical music too.

Her passion towards music is well encashed and nurtured by Vsquare Music where she is being launched in her first music video titled ‘Tishnagi’ as an adorable diva with her commanding voice and sizzling performance. Music for this song is given by Rishi Singh, lyrics by Alaukik Rahi, sung and performed by Samikssha Batnagar herself and produced by Vikas Vashistha.

The song is all about expression of love that has ever lasting effects on the eternal soul. The song is out on Vsquare Music’s social media handle which has brought lots of excitement among the listeners.

Richa Chadha-Ali Fazal spill the beans on their love story in the June-July issue of a bridal magazine as they posed for their first ever cover as a couple!

They could be two of the film industry’s most outspoken people but Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have been fairly tight lipped about their love story. So we know that they met on the sets of Fukrey in 2012 and then made an announcement at the world premiere of Victoria and Abdul in Venice in 2017. In a cover shoot for Brides Today’s July 2020 issue, the actors gave out the details of their story. Though initially intended as the first magazine cover post wedding, the pandemic has postponed their wedding plans for the year.Speaking to the magazine, Richa recounted the first time she knew this was love. “We were at my house watching Chaplin – the 1992 British-American biographical comedy drama starring Robert Downey Jr. I was happy to see him enjoy the movie and was grateful to have found someone with similar tastes. That is when I said, “This is really sweet, I love you.” to him. It took him three months to say I love you back to me.”But Ali has a special reason why he loves his Kuki (as he affectionately addresses Richa). She is Ms Butterfingers, he says fondly. “She thinks I fell in love with her only because of her clumsiness – and it surely is one of the reasons. She is as clumsy as it gets. If she is eating, there will be glasses spilling , food will be all over the place, and cutlery will definitely fall. Her most embarrassing clumsy moment was in Venice. It was at a fine dining event and Judi Dench was sitting at the next table. Suddenly a bean went flying over – of course, it was from Richa’s plate. She calls it her Pretty Woman moment!”But of all the glorious proposal stories you’ll ever hear, here’s the most heartwarmingly romantic woman. On being asked how Ali proposed, Richa said, “He had planned a romantic dinner on a small, secluded island in the Maldives. I thought it was for my birthday – I didn’t suspect a thing. We had finished eating and were sipping on champagne when Ali, being his spontaneous self, asked me to marry him. He didn’t go down on his knee, nor did he have a ring but that’s all right. After that he took a 10- minute long nap on the sand – I think it was because he may have been stressed about the proposal!”After decades of celebrating stories of elaborate proposals, here’s a couple that committed to a lifetime of companionship with a simple promise of being there through thick and thin. Richa quotes Javed Akhtar’s iconic line, “Hamari dosti itni pakki hai ki shaadi bhi iska kuch nahi bigaad payi…”

Alia Bhatt reveals Mount Kailash plays a significant role in Sadak 2

The highly-anticipated Bollywood movie Sadak 2 starring Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt, will premiere on an OTT platform. The film, which marks Mahesh Bhatt’s comeback as a director after 21 years, will stream on Disney Plus Hotstar.The announcement was made during a special live event today, attended by Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan and Abhishek Bachchan. The actors spoke about how they’ve been spending their time in lockdown. While Varun who hosted the virtual press conference said he learnt yoga, Alia picked up meditation and learned guitar.While sharing the poster of Sadak 2 , Alia who was very excited said, “This movie is a homecoming in true sense. It’s the continuation of the first film.
She also revealed that Kailash Parvat plays a significant role in the film.In the poster, as there are no characters shown she narrated a quote of her father Mahesh Bhatt revealing the reason behind it. She read out, “Mount Kailash – the ageless mountain has the footprints of gods and sages. It the abode of the god of all gods – Lord Shiva. Do we really need anything else or actors in that sacred space. Since the beginning of time, humanity found it’s shelter in Kailash. This is the place where all search ends. Sadak 2 is the road to love.“