Tag: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan all praises for Kalki Koelchin starrer ‘Margarita, With A Straw’, Organizes Special Screening


Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao organized a special screening of director Shonali Bose’s critically acclaimed film Margarita with a Straw. Entire Bollywood came out in full support for this film. Amongst the popular faces who were present at the special screening were actress Shraddha Kapoor, directors Dibakar Banerjee, RajKumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Vijay Krishna Acharya, actor Atul Kulkarni, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar. The cast of the film including Kalki Koechlin and Sayani Gupta along with director Shonali Bose were also present on the occasion.


‘Margarita With A Straw’ has been shown at major film festivals and the film has received accolades everywhere. This is simply because of the unbiased look at topical issues and also the heartwarming manner of narrating the story.


Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Jakhotia Group, Ishan Talkies and ADAPT, the film’s star cast also includes veteran star Revathy, Hollywood actor William Moseley (lead of the Narnia Chronicles) and the talented new face Sayani Gupta in important roles. The movie is slated to release on April 17, 2015.

Kalki Koelchin Starrer ‘Margarita With a Straw’s Trailer Launched; Aamir Khan Applauds the Effort at the Trailer Launch



The trailer launch of the upcoming film Margarita With a Straw took place recently. The trailer launch event of this much awaited film was graced by eminent Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.


Produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Jakhotia Group, Ishan Talkies and ADAPT, ‘Margarita With A Straw’ is directed by Shonali Bose.


The story of the film is about a young woman who is afflicted with the disease, Cerebral Palsy. She leaves India to study in New York. This becomes a journey of self-discovery for her and she eventually falls in love. What happens next is what the film all about.


Aamir Khan who was present at the trailer launch event was immensely pleased with the film and cited that the film was both inspirational and motivational. He also added that the film was a really well made.


The film’s stellar cast consists of Kalki Koechlin as Laila, veteran actress Revathy, Hollywood actor William Moseley (lead of the Narnia Chronicles) and new comer Sayani Gupta in pivotal roles.

The film is eyeing for release on April 17, 2015.



Global campaign to fight violence against women Spearheaded by Dance Academy Twist N Turns

One Billion Rising

With the continual rise in violence against women globally, Twist N Turns organized a special program titled One Billion Rising Revolution to create awareness on this aspect. The event took place at Deshapriya Childrens’ Park where over hundred under privileged children from NGO’s participated in this noble initiative. The event also saw the active participation of the college students, school students, survivors of domestic violence and other citizens from various parts of the city.


One Billion Rising Revolution is held every year in the month of February. The main focus of the campaign is to throw light on the injustice meted out to the women in the society. With this campaign the women who are victims of violence will be made to understand to rise above violence and lead a normal life in the long run.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in 2014 had also lent his support for this noble initiative through his debut television show Satyamev Jayate.

Nikita Sangai of Twist N Turns said “Dance therapy is a good way to make the women come back to their normal lives and help them forget the violence. If two women’s lives can be changed with the help of this initiative, I will be more than happy”.


The event saw the performance to the theme song of One Billion Rising Revolution “Break the chain” and another song “I am alive”. A street play was also enacted to showcase and highlight the case of domestic violence globally.

Initiatives of this kind will help in enhancing the awareness among the people and also among the women who are silently suffering the pangs of violence in society.

Priyanka Dutta

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Amir Khan Starrer P.K director Rajkumar Hirani Prepares to Make a Biopic on Sanjay Dutt

Rajkumar Hirani, who is still wrapping up the Amir Khan starrer PK has simultaneously started working on his next project and no it is not another Munnabhai script, it is rather one on the Munnabhai himself. Yes, Hirani is now preparing to make a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt and is currently doing his research by talking to Dutt’s family and collecting supporting material that will help him in scripting the film.

Hirani met Dutt while the actor was out on parole and spent days together talking to him and gathering bits from his life that can make for an interesting cinematic representation. While snippets from Sanju Baba’s life will be presented in the film, it may not necessarily be one that solely intends to glorify Dutt and act as his spokesperson.

With all the research and meticulous planning that Hirani is known to do when scripting his movies, the audience can surely hope to see an interesting representation of the life of the Sanjay Dutt on screens, more so when it would probably be Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanju Baba in this upcoming Bolywood Film.

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Interview: Tollywood Hero Shoaib Khan; The First Khan of Tollywood who is a Dentist by Profession and Actor by Passion


After having done many advertisements for reputed companies like Coke, Airtel, Whirlpool, Peter England, Uninor, ESPN and many more, Tollywood Hero Shoaib Khan made his debut in the Bengali Film Industry with his film Knockout. Hailed as the first Khan of Tollywood, Shoaib expressed his ideas on acting and his future plans in a candid chat session with Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHi, Shoaib! Please tell us something about your background and your formative years…..

Shoaib Khan – I am basically from Uttar Pradesh. My father is an advocate by profession and he is very much into politics as well. I have completed my studies- B.D.S from Delhi and I am a dentist. No one in my family has ever entered the world of entertainment before. I have entered this field after a stint in modeling. As I have no godfather in the industry I am taking small steps at a time.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou are hailed as the first Khan of Tollywood. How does this tag feel? Does it create more pressure on your performance?

Shoaib Khan– Yeah it really does feel special and also creates a lot of pressure on you. Like the Khans of Bollywood, they are brand names and hence they have a lot of pressure on them.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat criteria do you look for while saying yes to a role in a movie?

Shoaib Khan– When I select a role I see to it so that the common people can relate with the character. They will be able to see themselves through the character I portray. I also want to send out a message to people with the roles that I am doing. So many eyes will be watching me when I do a role. Hence I want to do a good role always.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWho is your role model?

Shoaib Khan– Aamir khan


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaDo you have any dream role? If so what is the role?

Shoaib Khan– The role of the teacher that Aamir Khan played in the film Taare Zameen Par.  It was really an inspiring character for others and helped to highlight the fact that kids are really the gifts from God and we should treat them as little angles no matter what.. !!


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaHad you not become an actor, would you have continued with the profession of a dentist?

Shoaib Khan-Yeah definitely, I would continue as dentist. I love to see a smile on everybody’s face. So if I was not entertaining them and making them laugh, I would have surely tried to remove the pain and bring a smile on their faces.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat attracted you to the world of acting and cinema?

Shoaib Khan– I chose acting as a career choice simply because for those two hours when people are watching me on the screens I will be in full control of their emotions. I will be able to bring a smile on their faces and also reduce the stress from their lives. This is a great achievement and the feeling is just awesome.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYour grandfather was a Bengali. Has that affected your decision to join Bengali films?

Shoaib Khan– Yeah of-course this had a great influence.  He was very much attached to Bengal and he always told me various things about Bengal-the culture, how lovable the people of Bengal are. Bengal always fascinated me and I really wanted to come here and enjoy the city of joy. After living here for almost 2 years now I really came to understand the emotions attached to my grandfather’s words. I love being here and I am thankful for the really warm welcome and love that the people here have showed me with.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou started your work with Rajib Chatterjee’s Bengali Film Knockout. How much has that experience helped you in your acting career?

Shoaib Khan– Oh yes it has helped me a lot in developing my acting skills. Knockout was a great experience.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhich directors do you want to work with in Tollywood?

Shoaib Khan– I would like to work with Sujit Sarkar, Raj Chakraborty and Rajib. Apart from that there are many other talented directors as well with whom I really want to work with.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat is your next movie? Can you share some details about the role?

Shoaib Khan– My next movie is “Gang Star King” and my name in this movie is Prem. The character is similar to Robin Hood and it is a completely different story when compared to Knockout. This film has more action and lots of emotions and I really loved the role.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana Where do you see yourself in the next four-five years?

Shoaib Khan– I am doing my best and am giving my 100% towards acting. I want to see myself among the best actors in the industry.  The rest depends on my audiences and where they would like to see me in the coming years.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou have quite a lot of female fans. How do you handle the adulation?

Shoaib Khan– I am thankful and grateful to them and I would always take great care to ensure that their care and love for me keeps increasing.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat kind of movies will you like to do in future?

Shoaib Khan– I am an actor and as an actor I would like to do all kinds of roles- action, comedy, romantic, emotional etc. However I would like to do mainly inspirational and motivational roles.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaAre there any plans of doing Bollywood films? Have you being offered any?

Shoaib Khan-Yes I have received 2-3 offers from Bollywood but right now my complete focus is on Tollywood only. I love to stay in Kolkata and also the people in this city. I want to contribute in my own way to the cinema of Bengal. Bollywood already has a lot of Khans. So let me stay here as the only Khan in the Bengali film industry.


Shoaib Khan who stepped into the Bnegali Film Industry with the Kolkata Bengali Movie Knock Out seems to be all determined to rule the industry as the Mighty Khan and we wish him The Very Best for his Future Endeavors !!


Interviewer: Priyanka Dutta

Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.