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.“

Breathe: Into The Shadows star cast do a video call to announce the live premiere of the show’s trailer

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*

ITI – CAN YOU SOLVE YOUR OWN MURDER?a whodunnit thriller – Teaser Poster Out !!

Based on a never-heard-before premise, ITI – CAN YOU SOLVE YOUR OWN MURDER? is
a sleek whodunnit thriller.

The story revolves around a woman who is racing against time to solve her own murder.
Intricately woven, it is full of ensemble of characters intertwined in their own struggles.
It is written and directed by Vishal Mishra. Produced by Mandiraa Entertainment and Vivek
Oberoi’s Oberoi Mega Entertainment, this film marks their first collaboration. The film is
creatively backed by Prerna V Arora, a name synonymous with, successful and path
breaking films.
The film is expected to go on floors by September – October 2020 and will be released
shortly thereafter.
Mandiraa Entertainment, “The name is a Sanskrit adaptation of Temples, with the blessings
of Tirupati Balaji, made out of love for movies and movie making, is a new venture that is set
to push the boundaries of storytelling. Our temple of work. With Kussum, Reshabh, Keyur
and Sanjeet at the helm, Mandiraa Entertainment is honoured to have such immeasurable
talent working on its first film. The audiences need to buckle up and await the thrilling
experience that’s coming their way.
Vivek Oberoi, actor-producer says, “I instantly liked the high-concept idea that Vishal
presented, and decided to back the project immediately. I’m sure it’s going to be an exciting
journey with Prernaa, team Mandiraa and Girish and we hope to present an engaging piece
of cinema to the audiences.”
Vishal Mishra, writer – director says, “I always believe in exploring new concepts. With this
film, I hope to bring something new in my favourite genre, whodunnit-thriller. Prerna V Arora
is a passionate producer and has a glorious box office record. And I share a very very
special bond with Vivek. It feels great to collaborate with both of them.”
Girish Johar, producer says, “Along with producers Kussum, Reshabh and Keyur, I am super
excited and keen to share this story with our audiences. Vishal is a very gifted talent and we
are pretty sure that with this film, we have a winner on our hands.”
Kussum Arora, producer says: “Prerna has always inspired us to fearlessly go ahead and
dream big . Along with Mandiraa Entertainment, we are doing exactly that. ITI is going to be
a fantastic start for us to deliver to our audience, the best content”.

&tv starts shooting for Kahat Hanuman Jain Shri Ram

Mythological shows in India have always managed to captivate an audience with numerous unheard and fascinating tales of the great Lords. Depicting one such tale is *Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram*. A captivating story of devotion in its truest form, Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram depicts the many unexplored sides of Lord Hanuman, including the purpose of his life.

*Sneha Wagh aka Anjani Mata of Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram* shares, “I am thrilled to be back on the sets. The lockdown gave us some family time, but it was equally dull not to hustle every day to go on the set, deliver dialogues and put my best foot forward. With the blessing of Ganpati Bappa, the first day of shoot started on an auspicious note with an aarti. It was nice to see everyone after such a long gap. As soon as I arrived, our temperature and body oxygen levels were screened. There were limited people on sets, and at every point, there was umpteen number of sanitiser bottles and sprays. I was wearing my own face shield and removed it only when I was on camera. It is a completely new way of shooting for us, but we are all thrilled to be back.”

*Jiten Lalwani, who plays Kesari in Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram* says, “Reading the Shiv Purana during the lockdown has helped me in building my character further in the show. I am delighted to be back on the sets and doing what I love the most – that is shooting! We had proper sanitation at every nook and corner, check-up of body temperatures and numerous sanitisers on the sets. Each person on the set wore protective masks, hand gloves and face shields. The day started with all of us seeking blessings from Ganpati Bappa by performing a small aarti. The set had a different vibe that of a reunion and excitement. I am looking forward to the exciting new episodes of our show.”

*Catch all exciting new episodes of Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram coming soon only on &TV*

&tv starts shooting for Kahat Hanuman Jain Shri Ram

Mythological shows in India have always managed to captivate an audience with numerous unheard and fascinating tales of the great Lords. Depicting one such tale is *Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram*. A captivating story of devotion in its truest form, Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram depicts the many unexplored sides of Lord Hanuman, including the purpose of his life.

*Sneha Wagh aka Anjani Mata of Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram* shares, “I am thrilled to be back on the sets. The lockdown gave us some family time, but it was equally dull not to hustle every day to go on the set, deliver dialogues and put my best foot forward. With the blessing of Ganpati Bappa, the first day of shoot started on an auspicious note with an aarti. It was nice to see everyone after such a long gap. As soon as I arrived, our temperature and body oxygen levels were screened. There were limited people on sets, and at every point, there was umpteen number of sanitiser bottles and sprays. I was wearing my own face shield and removed it only when I was on camera. It is a completely new way of shooting for us, but we are all thrilled to be back.”

*Jiten Lalwani, who plays Kesari in Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram* says, “Reading the Shiv Purana during the lockdown has helped me in building my character further in the show. I am delighted to be back on the sets and doing what I love the most – that is shooting! We had proper sanitation at every nook and corner, check-up of body temperatures and numerous sanitisers on the sets. Each person on the set wore protective masks, hand gloves and face shields. The day started with all of us seeking blessings from Ganpati Bappa by performing a small aarti. The set had a different vibe that of a reunion and excitement. I am looking forward to the exciting new episodes of our show.”

*Catch all exciting new episodes of Kahat Hanuman Jai Shri Ram coming soon only on &TV*