“Khub ladi MARDAANI,
Who toh Jhaansi Wali RANI Thi”…
The saying may be dedicated to the Rani of Jhansi who gave her life to protect her kingdom from the clutches of the British rule but these lines reverberated in Kolkata when a different Rani set foot in the city to promote her upcoming Bollywood film Mardaani. And as you may have already guessed, Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji was in the city for the promotion of Mardaani.
The actress was in the city for a whirlwind promotion of the film. She visited St. Xavier’s College after which she headed straight to the Kalighat Temple. She offered a Puja at the temple and prayed for the success of her upcoming film.
Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, this New Hindi film is about a female cop who is investigating the kidnapping of a teenage girl. The investigation eventually leads to the unraveling of human trafficking in the country.
Speaking with the press, the actress said “I play Shivani Shivaji Roy in the film, who is a tough cop in the film”. The actress also highlighted on the fact that women must be taught self defense techniques so that they can fight against the oppressors. The self defense must be taught at the school and college levels so that the girls can become self reliant and defend themselves from the people taunting them.
Tollywood Bengali Actor Jisshu Sengupta plays the role of Dr. Bikram Roy in the film and with this movie makes his entry into Bollywood. Tahir Bhasin, Priyanka Sharma, Vikrant Koul will be seen playing pivotal roles in this upcoming Bollywood flick.
The film is eyeing for a 22nd August release.
On behalf of Sholoana Bangaliana, we wish team Mardaani all the best.
Ajay Devgn gained immense popularity as the no-nonsense DCP Bajirao Singham in the 2011 released film Singham. The much awaited sequel of this immensely popular film is finally ready for release. Singham Returns promises to be one grand entertainment from the house of Rohit Shetty with ample fun, comedy, action and romance. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ajay Devgan, the lead pair of this film was recently in the city for the promotion of this film.
Singham Returns Stars in Kolkata to Promote their Film
“Apart from the fact that DCP Bajirao Singham is the same person, there is nothing similar with the earlier film. This film is more realistic in terms of action, storyline and will appeal more to the audiences who have grown bored from watching same old tricks in the films” said actor Ajay Devgan. The acto also highlighted on the fact that the stunts in the film have also been kept practical and no gravity defying stunts have been shown.
Kareena Kapoor Khan plays the role of Avni in the film. The actress increased the glam quotient at the press conference with a black dress coupled with the silver bangles and the dangling earrings. Speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana Kareena Kapoor said, “Avni is no damsel in distress. My fans dislike watching me in such roles and hence I am also a sort of lady Singham in the film. I have driven an autorickshaw in the film which is no mean feat”.
The storyline of the film is about DCP Bajirao Singham who returns again to Mumbai. The story has a twist when a police constable is found dead with loads of money. He is charged of being corrupt. Singham in order to know the truth uncovers many dark secrets and what happens next is what the film is all about.
With music by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Meet Bros, Jeet Ganguli and Ankit Tiwari, the songs are already popular among the people. The song Aata Majhi Satakli has gained immense popularity among the people. “The kid who says Mala Raag Yatay actually grabbed our attention and we stopped in between to watch him act” said Ajay Devgn. Kareena also described the experience of working with the kids as memorable and exciting.
To know what DCP Bajirao Singham does this time, book your tickets for the first day first show of this upcoming Bollywood film Singham Returns.
Entertainment, starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role is based on a real life incident. This was revealed recently by the makers of the film. The story goes on like this. About five or six years back, a Mumbai based Parsi man had named all his assets to his pet dog. The dog was the sole heir of the man. This story caught the attention of the writers Sajid-Farhad. They not only found the humane angle but also comedy in the situation and decided to make the film on this story.
The writer duo was also meanwhile busy with the other writing assignments for films like Golmaal series and Singham. However this subject stayed at the back of their minds. They were so inspired that they kept the idea in their mind and started writing down Entertainment. The writer duo also took some liberties to spice up the proceedings and add humor to the story.
The writer duo was even more surprised when they found out that this was not the only instance when a person had named the entire property around the dog. They found out that in London, a man fed his pet with food from five star hotels. They decided instantly to make this the story of their first film and contacted Akshay Kumar to play the role. Akshay accepted the offer and was more than happy to star in this unusual film.
Akshay Kumar highlighted on the fact that when he was told about the story and the comedy in the film, he was impressed with the idea. His son, nephews, nieces all are great dog lovers. The actor felt a positive gut feeling about this family entertainer and said yes to feature in it.
Entertainment has already received wonderful openings and will surely walk its way to become a landmark film in Akshay’s filmography.
Entertainment Official Trailer | Akshay Kumar, Tamannah, Mithun Chakraborty, Sonu Sood (You Tube)
Image Credits: Google Images
Rani Mukherji, who will be seen in the role of a cop in the upcoming Bollywood film Mardaani visited the Priyadarshini Vidya Mandir to lend her support for the Coca-Cola Support My School Campaign. Along with Mr. Sumanta Datta, Vice-President, Company Bottling operations, Coca-Cola, India the actress presented a Mardaani Medal of Bravery to five girls in the school. These girls have shown courage and overcome odds to get this medal.
Speaking at the occasion, the actress said “The film Mardaani is about a bold police inspector. The film focuses on the grave issues of human trafficking. With the help of this character, the director has tried to encourage women to stand up against the injustices and evoke the spirit of Mardaani in their lives. Education is a huge tool in making the women empowered. And Support My School campaign is a great way of encouraging and educating the girl child. This is indeed a great initiative and this is the reason why we thought of joining hands with this campaign”.
The visit was part of the Support My School campaign which focuses on the revitalizing of schools in the rural and semi-urban areas. Basic amenities like safe drinking water, libraries, separate toilets for the boys and the girls and the promotion of the sports fall under this campaign. Lack of proper hygiene at the schools has also been found to be a major cause of dropouts among the female students. This happens mainly during the puberty period among the girls.
With Mardaani, Yash Raj Films wants to empower women and also make them aware of their potentials. We wish team Mardaani all the best for the film.
Film promotions have been done in various ways in Bollywood. From appearing in reality shows to appearing in public places in the characters that they play on-screen, the Bollywood industry has been indeed coming up with new and interesting ideas to grab the eyeballs of the audience. Keeping pace with these changing promotional strategies, the makers of the upcoming Bollywood film Happy New Year has also planned something new for the promotions.
Deepika Padukone who will be seen in this upcoming Hindi film directed by Farah Khan will be embarking on her maiden world tour this September. Happy New Year is already in the news because it has some of the biggest names in the industry. It has also now begun to catch the interest of the people with the unique and interesting marketing and promotional techniques. As part of this promotional strategy, Deepika Padukone will be touring two countries- Canada and United States of America. She will be doing so for the SLAM Musical concert. The actress will be accompanied with her Happy New Year co-star Shahrukh Khan and the rest of the cast of the film for this world tour.
With this upcoming Bollywood film, actress Deepika Padukone is set to deliver another entertainer for the audiences this year. The actress who had delivered back to back hits the previous year hopes to continue with the dream run. Deepika will be pairing up with Shahrukh Khan for the third time with Happy New Year. She had made her debut against the superstar in Om Shanti Om and later acted in Chennai Express.
Happy New Year is produced by Shahrukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan under the banner Red Chillies Entertainment and distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.