Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced a new collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The project, comprising a series of short films, will see the actor unravel the secrets of Dubai and offer his fans a chance to see the exquisite city through the eyes of King Khan. Conceptualized with the aim to strengthen and celebrate the bond and cultural links between Dubai and India, the campaign underlines the importance of India as a key source market for inbound tourism to Dubai.
Already well acquainted with Dubai, Shah Rukh Khan is the perfect advocate for the city, which he often refers to as his second home. By showcasing Dubai through his eyes, the project aims to appeal to ‘King Khan’ fans across the globe, giving them the opportunity to explore the city and its many offerings.
Shah Rukh Khan mentioned that he has been there on vacation with his family and friends or business trips or for shoots. He also found this new collaboration with Dubai Tourism as exciting and one that he is personally very passionate about.
Slated to be released across various Dubai Tourism channels in December, the series of short films will kick start a year-long campaign of multiple Dubai Tourism projects in collaboration with Bollywood.
The promotions of the upcoming Bollywood film Moh Maya Money (In Greed We Trust) took place in the presence of the lead cast of the film Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia and debutant director, Munish Bhardwaj.
The story of the film Moh Maya Money is about a young real-estate broker who tries to pull off a huge scam, which goes horribly wrong. To fix everything he involves his begrudging wife in a white-collar crime, leading to an end neither could imagine.
Speaking at the occasion, Neha Dhupia said “I am playing the character of Divya, who is a news producer and is content with her life. It is due to her husband’s scam she gets involved in a white-collar crime. The story of the film is so relevant in today’s current scenario. Bollywood films mainly show what can happen as a result of some issue. But this focuses on the present situation and what is happening now”.
Ranvir Shorey who plays the character of Aman said “I am employed as a real estate broker in a multinational, company. Aman often skims money from his company because he is greedy for the good life. Through a series of unfortunate events, the deal snowballs out of his control putting his and his wife, Divya’s lives in danger. To fix everything he involves his begrudging wife in a desperate white collar crime.
Moh Maya Money was picked up by the New York Indian Film Festival and the London Indian Film Festival. At its world premiere in New York earlier this year, it sold out its two shows and garnered positive reviews internationally. It is currently a hot-favourite on the festival circuit with screenings at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival, The Indian Film Festival of Houston, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Joburg Film Festival and the Vancouver International South Asian Film festival among others.
Ranvir Shorey also added that corruption is not always about money or material wealth. It is also about the corruption of the values of individuals. He feels that the director had shown that wonderfully in the film.
Produced by Sandeep Narula, Moh Maya Money is a Delhi Talkies production that stars Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia along with Devendra Chauhan, Vidushi Mehra and Ashwath Bhatt. The film is nationally distributed by PVR Pictures, India and is slated to release on 25th November, 2016.
The star cast of Saansein visited Kolkata to promote the upcoming Bollywood film. Rajneesh Duggal, Hiten Tejwani and others attended the press conference and shared information about this film.
Saansein is an upcoming romantic horror film shot in Mauritius which is also the location where horror unfolds in the movie. The story revolves around Shirin(Sonarika) who is possessed by some evil spirit and everyone feels that there is something horrifying about the girl. Just then Abhay(Rajneesh) enters and falls for her and promises to be her side through thick and thin and together they fight for life.
A GPA Productions film Saansein: The Last Breath is directed by Rajiv S Ruia, Produced by Goutam Jain, Vivek Agarwal and Co-produced by Spotlight International Film. The film stars Rajneesh Duggal, Sonarika Bhadoria, Hiten Tejwani and Neetha Shetty. Gorgeous TV actress Sonarika Bhadoria is all set to make her debut in Bollywood with Saansein.
Saansein is probably the second film after Raaz franchise to fall under romantic-horror genre. The music and songs of Saansein have already received positive feedback and each song has crossed million plus views. Saansein boasts of singers like Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik, Dev Negi, Shibani Sur, Ash King, Najam Bajwa, Swati Sharma. The music has been composed by Vivek Kar and the lyrics have been penned down by Kumaar.
“PINK should have been made ten years ago but there is an element called destiny. It was destined that it will be made now. And lo!! It was made. But the fact is it has been made and a step has been taken in the direction, which is important. That must be appreciated” said Amitabh Bachchan at the press conference of the Bollywood film PINK. Big B was in Kolkata along with co-actors Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, creative producer Shoojit Sircar and director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.
“The color Pink ironically has always been associated with girls. Girl’s dresses must be pink while that of /boys must be blue. Who has laid down the rules for this thing? Next when a girl is growing up, she will be given miniature cooking utensils and the boys will be given cars and guns to play with. The discrimination starts in our society very early. But a woman can ride horses or even drive fast cars. Even the women athletes have performed so brilliantly and also better than the male athletes at Rio Olympics and also at the Paralympics” said Big B.
He also said “There are things changing and many more shackles will be broken from one generation to another. When I used to act earlier, the number of women on the sets was limited only to the heroine. She was accompanied by her mother or the chaperone. But now 75 percent of the workforce on a film’s set are women!! Young girls are taking care of all departments that were earlier handled exclusively by men. Even influential leaders in our country today are women like Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalitha. PINK cannot be described therefore. ‘No’ has also found acceptance among the audience. It is not a word but a sentence in itself”.
The mask that Big B wears in the film was introduced to him by his son Abhishek. “When you wear the mask, you cannot breathe easily. You find it hard to breathe. This leads to exercising your lungs. Long distance runners use this to increase lung strength. I had this with me one day and Shoojit asked me to use this in the film” revealed Big B.
Shoojit Sircar gave some information about rights that many women were not even aware of. “The rule is that if any woman feels that her rights have been violated, she can go to any police station at midnight or on a national holiday and she will be heard and her FIR will be registered. If the person is from outside Kolkata, then she can use the system of Zero FIR. Still they are figuring on using this technique in the best way possible. They will be using the film to promote Zero FIR”.
The ladies in Big B’s family are presently out of the country and hence they could not watch the film as yet. But once they return Big B mentioned that he will surely take them to watch the film. The only family member to have watched the film is his son Abhishek Bachchan. “He found the film to be incredible. I shared an audience’s message with him and he was happy that what he said is also the reaction of the audiences too. I think that the ladies in my family will have a similar reaction to the film like the other women in our country” revealed Big B.
Taapsee Pannu said “The film was so stressful mentally that I went on a weeklong break after it got completed. I did not have a single light moment during the shooting of the film. A lot of mental work went in to portray the fact that I was first the victim and then I became the survivor. It was very grueling. However, we did not have many retakes which was immensely helpful”.
Angad Bedi who plays the role of Rajveer in the film said “I used to feel so horrible when the girls used to cry in the court room scenes. I felt like giving them a hug. But Shoojit da did not allow that as he said that my character in the film is not like that. Rajveer was a staunch believer in a certain feudal system and I had to stick to that”.
PINK is surely not a color anymore. It has become a color of strength and empowerment. So if you have not watched Pink yet, do watch it along with the ladies in your house!! It is a film that deserves to be watched!!
Actors Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauhar Khan were in Kolkata recently for the promotion of the recently released Bollywood film Fever.
The story of Fever is about Armin Salem who wakes up one morning in a beautiful Swiss hotel only to find out that he cannot remember anything. Tattered clothes, blood soaked face all point to some gruesome act, but he cannot remember it. He meets Kaavya Chaudhary who falls in love with him and tries to help him. What happens next? Does Amin get back his memory?
The film has been entirely shot in Switzerland. “It was fun shooting a thriller in this beautiful place. We have only seen Bollywood films shooting romantic songs here. But now we will be seeing some thrilling action in this place” said Rajeev Khandelwal.
The actor when questioned about his chemistry with three beautiful ladies in the film said “I am glad I got the chance to work with three talented actresses. The only hitch was when my male friends would call me and ask, so what did you do today. And I had to tell them I did nothing”.
Gauhar Khan looked pretty in the black dress that she wore at the press conference. “This is my first film as the lead. I have worked hard and hope that the film will love it. Working with Rajeev was a good experience” said the actress.
“Great content along with a fitting screenplay are the reasons why one must watch Fever” said Rajeev.
Diected by Rajeev Jhaveri, the film also stars Victor Banerjee, Gemma Atkinson, Caterina Murino and Ankita Makwana in pivotal roles.
Love psychological thrillers? Then grab a ticket and watch Fever!!