North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti, one of the oldest and the biggest Durga Puja in Mumbai goes virtual amid the COVID -19 pandemic, adheres to strict norms

*DAY 1 North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti, one of the oldest and the biggest Durga Puja in Mumbai goes virtual amid the COVID -19 pandemic, adheres to strict norms, day 1 witnesses less than 30 members at one given time*

*North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti will have a live broadcast of Durga Puja from Panchami to Dashami Visarjan on their website*

* – Jio Link can be put on any channel to add the livefeed*

As the festival of Maa Durga is approaching, the members of North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti are all set to go the virtual way amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The members have decided to take their puja to the people through live streaming and social media through cell phones and laptops. They are concerned that with crowded pandals many may get infected by the deadly virus.

Infact this year they have scaled down the idol from 25ft to 4ft. The venue has been shifted to a small hall in Santa Cruz. Elder members are requested to stay home. Infact members are allowed to visit the pandal in small batches adhering to social distancing norms. Unfortunately outsiders, bhog, prasad and flowers are strictly prohibited to avoid physical contact. There will be two hours of morning anjali without flowers and two hours of sandhya aarti.

*Debu Mukherjee* says “This year it’s different. We have to maintain social distance and wear masks. Because of that we are not letting a lot of people come in. It is only members. Keeping everyone’s safety in mind we thought that’s the best decision to make. Even the members are allotted a specific time when they can visit the pandal. We seek maa’s blessings and pray for everyone’s safety”

Durga Puja is celebrated from Shasti to Bijoya Dashami

MAHASHASHTI: On this day, Maa is welcomed with much fan fare. In the evening ,the Kulo is decorated with Paan, Sindur, Alta, Sheela (stone) , Dhaan etc..and amidst the beats of Dhaak and sound of Shaankh, Maa is welcomed… This is called Amontron and Adhivas -Maa’s Bodhon…Maa is being welcomed.

MAHASAPTAMI: On this day the Kalash (Earthen Pot) is placed with a green Coconut and Mango Leaves . This is surrounded on all sides by a red thread and tied. This is called KALASH STHAPAN. The Kalash is an earthen Pot because Maa’s Murti is made of Ganga clay and Maa’s PRAAN (or life) is concentrated in the Pot. So the Pot is the symbol of Maa. The Puja starts with praying to Ganapati , followed by prayers to Maa. Another name of Maa Durga is NABA PATRIKA, which means nine trees i.e.Banana tree, Kochu tree, Haldi tree, Jayanti tree, Branch of Bel tree, Dalim tree ( pomegranate) are tied together. The double Bel fruit is tied to the Banana tree. This is then taken to a river bank or sea and given a bath. When it is brought back it is drapped in a white and red sari with sindur and it now looks like a married lady with her head covered. This is called KOLA BAHU. Many have a misconception that KOLA BAHU is wife of Ganapati but actually she is MaaDurga or Naba Patrika.. Ganapati’s mother

MAHA SNAN: On this day Maa Durga is given a bath. First a vessel is placed in front of the Murti; a mirror is kept in the vessel, so that the reflection of Maa is seen in the mirror. The Priest applies Haldi and Mustard oil on the mirror, as though they are applying it on Maa before the bath. In earlier times when there was no soap, haldi and mustard oil were used for having bath. The Pujari puts different kinds of water, i.e. Coconut water, Chandan, Ganga jal, Sugar cane juice, water from seven holy seas to give her bath. During this time, mud from every region, as well as mud from Prostitute’s door is very essential. After bath the Pujari puts dhaan- durba and new sari with Maa’s name written on the mirror which is then placed on the Bedi (the place of worship).

PRAN PRATISTHA: This means bringing life into the mirror. The Pujari takes Kusha and flowers in the right hand, and touches Maa from head to foot and with Mantra Path life is brought into the Murti, Mirror and Kalash.

MAHA AGAMAN: Every year Maa comes either on a Palki or an Elephant or a Boat or a Dola (Swing) , or a Horse etc.
This Bengali year 1423, Goddess Durga’s arrival on a horse significes, indicates the “bad horse”- The most destructive mood, hence all her path is trampled. The Goddess arrives & leaves the earth on the same vehicle, indicating natural calamities, social unrest and political
upheavals. Maa Durga’s agaman- is on the horse & gaman – on a horse.

Welcome :
The puja to welcome Maa is done with 16 items- Ashan Swagatam [ Welcome ], Paddyo [ Water To Wash The Feet ], Argho, Achmoniyom, Madhu Parkam , Purnar Achmaniyam, Abharan [ Shringar], Sindoor, Gandha [ Scent ], Pushpa[ Flower], Pushpa Mallya [ Garland] , Billo Patra [Bel Leaf] , Billopatra Mala[ Garland Of Bel Leaf], Dhoop,Deep, Kajal, Naibiddo, Bhog And Mishti [Sweet], Paan, Supari.

PUSHPANJALI [PRAYER OFFERING]: Puspanjali means offering prayers at Maa’s feet to give everyone long life, fame, good luck, health, wealth, happiness. The devotees request Maa to protect them from all evil, sadness, greed & temptations.

MAHA ASHTAMI PUJA: Maa is now Maha Gauri- The Puja starts with Mahasnan & Maha gauri puja. The Puja is done to give Maa the strength of the 64 Yoginis. This is a Puja of 9 pots.Then the weapons of Maa are worshiped.

SHANDHI PUJA : This is the puja when Ashtami Puja ends and Navami Puja begins,so the name Shandhi puja. This is considered to be the most vital time, meeting (shandhi)of Ashtami and Navami puja. The duration of this Puja is 45 minutes. At this moment Maa is CHAMUNDA.
Pushpanjali: Prayer offering. Bhog is offered which consists of fruits and sweets are offered to Maa, followed by “NEET BHOG” , consisting of Rice, Ghee, Dal, Fried Vegetables, Chutney and Payesh. This prasad is later distributed amongst the devotees which is called KANGALI BHOJAN.

At this time 108 diyas are lit and 108 lotus are offered to Maa.
There is a famous story that Lord Ram prayed to Maa Durga offering 108 lotus at her feet in order to defeat Ravan. But to his surprise he found one lotus missing , to replace it ,he wanted to sacrifice his eye and pray to that moment Maa appeared in front of him and stopped him..returning the missing lotus to him. She then blessed him for his ” VICTORY”.

MAHA NAVAMI PUJA : On this day, Maa is SIDDHI DHATRI. This Puja starts with Ganapati Puja and then puja of all the other DEV and DEVIS are performed..followed by Maha Snan of Maa.

BIJOYA DASHAMI:- On this day Maa had defeated and killed Mahishashur.

DEVI PUJA:- Bhog with curd, honey and milk is offered to Maa.. this is called CHARANAMRIT. The pujari sitting on the Asan takes a flower near the sacred pot and keeps it in the Northern direction because Maa is from KAILASH.

Then the pujari takes the sacred mirror which was on the vessel and performs the ritual of Visharjan. This is the same mirror which was used to welcome Maa because her reflection is on the mirror .

SINDUR UTSAV: The married ladies apply sindur on Maa’s forehead and offer sweets after which all the other ladies apply sindur on each other’s forehead. This is followed by KANAK ANJALI when Maa is departing back to her husband’s abode.

VISHARJAN:- During the Visharjan of the Murti, all the devotees either go to a river bank or sea and immerse the Murti in the water.

SHANTI JAL: – The sacred pot is brought back from the river/sea filled with the water where the Murti is immersed. Then the pujari chants the Mantra and sprinkles water with the help of mango leaves on the head of all the devotees for peace and happiness.

DASSERA: This is the day of rejoicement, where youngsters touch the feet of their elders seeking their blessings and sweets are distributed.

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari trailer is a laugh riot that pays homage to family entertainers of the 90s*

The world needs a little bit of humor and some bone tickling comedies to survive the grimness of 2020. Keeping that in mind, Zee Studios is all set to release the trailer of their new film Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari today. With Diljit Dosanjh wowing the audience with some crackling punchlines, and Fatima Sana Shaikh ready to be seen in a drastically different avatar and Manoj Bajpayee, who plays a wedding detective making his living out of spying on prospective grooms. The actor dons multiple looks in the trailer as he disguises himself while on the job.

Bajpayee plays Madhu Mangal Rane with flair and steadfast conviction. Battling him out is his equally worthy opponent, Suraj Singh Dhillon played affably by Diljit. Fatima plays a Marathi mulgi from Bombay, with a rebellious streak, whose family wants to see her settled.

Set in 1995 Bombay, the director has captured the city in all its glory. Every detail of the era is beautifully woven into the trailer, from the typical cars reminiscent of the 90s to the background score that was a trademark of the 90s Hindi films.

Talking about his passion project, Sharma says, “This film captures the innocence of bygone times. There is a certain simplicity in the tone we have used which we hope to remind people of the movies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee. It is a clean family-comedy. It is a funny film but we have consciously ensured to not tread into slapstick humor. It’s a take on the great Indian wedding ‘milestone’ where the whole family participated and ends up in hilarious situations.”

Shariq Patel, CEO Zee Studios, told us, “We are proud to present a clean wholesome family entertainer as Zee Studio’s first in house film production. Cinema in India has always been a community experience, and we are hopeful that Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is a film that families can enjoy together this Diwali.”

The film is produced by Zee Studios and it’s slated to release around Diwali.

Vidya Balan resumes shoot for Sherni in Madhya Pradesh

National award-winning actor Vidya Balan has resumed shoot for her upcoming film Sherni in Madhya Pradesh post the lockdown.

The shooting for Sherni came to a halt in mid-March as the nation went into a lockdown owing to the pandemic.

With productions getting back on track with the requisite Safety protocols, Vidya Balan has started shoot for Sherni in Madhya Pradesh

Sherni directed by Amit Masurkar, explores the man-animal conflict featuring Vidya Balan as a forest officer, and is being shot in the jungles of Madhya Pradesh.

Last seen in Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan shifted her release to OTT platform given the corona virus outbreak and nationwide lockdown.

Known for her brilliant performances, the national award-winning actor has always delivered remarkable characters that stay etched in the audience’s minds.

With her upcoming next, Vidya Balan has created immense anticipation amongst the audience to witness her in an all new avatar.

  1. *Vidya Balan resumes shoot for Sherni in Madhya Pradesh*National award-winning actor Vidya Balan has resumed shoot for her upcoming film Sherni in Madhya Pradesh post the lockdown. The shooting for Sherni came to a halt in mid-March as the nation went into a lockdown owing to the pandemic. With productions getting back on track with the requisite Safety protocols, Vidya Balan has started shoot for Sherni in Madhya Pradesh Sherni directed by Amit Masurkar, explores the man-animal conflict featuring Vidya Balan as a forest officer, and is being shot in the jungles of Madhya Pradesh.Last seen in Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan shifted her release to OTT platform given the corona virus outbreak and nationwide lockdown. Known for her brilliant performances, the national award-winning actor has always delivered remarkable characters that stay etched in the audience's minds. With her upcoming next, Vidya Balan has created immense anticipation amongst the audience to witness her in an all new avatar.

Actress Aayat Shaikh pairs up with Bhavin Bhanushali in her upcoming music video sung by Yasser Desai

Actress Aayat Shaikh & famous social media sensation Bhavin Bhanushali ‘s latest music video ”Dil Mera” is next exciting thing in the town. This music video is sung by known bollywood playback singer yaseer Desai.

“Dil Mera” is a romantic song sung by Bollywood’s known singer Yasser Desai who is know for her songs like “Makhna , Jitni vo Dafa and many more .
Casting of this project js done by Zubair Khan.

Female lead Aayat started her career in 2017 as an anchor and since then she has hosted more than 150 Bollywood events, musical live shows, cricket matches and also interviewed many ‘A-Listed’ celebrities including Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Sonu Sood, Ajaz Khan, Mithoon, Urmila Matondkar and many more.

After that, she did many music videos back-to-back which were released by T-series, Zee Music and other labels. Few of her songs which got her fame are “Main Thoda Tum Zara”, “Tere Sang” and “Tanha Jab Bhi”. Her recent music video is released on Zee Music with famous singer Jonita Gandhi.

She has just completed a web series for Innocent Virus Films called “Secret Santa” directed by Pratyush Upadhyay & making her debut in the film industry with a Punjabi film titled “Target” in which she is playing the lead role.

Aayat Shaikh’s leading man in this music video is social media sensation Bhavin Bhanushali who enjoys huge fan following on social media.

Bhavin made his debut in the web series Aisha: A Virtual Girlfriend, after which he worked in the moviea like Quickie & De De Pyaar De alongside Rakul Preet Singh, Ajay Devgn, and Tabu. He also acted in the movie Vellapanti as a lead actor. Bhavin has also worked in television serials like Chidiya Ghar, Dil Dosti Dance, Hoshiyar… Sahi Waqt, Sahi Kadam, Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna and Tamanna. He was also a contestant on Splitsvilla season 12. Bhavin also worked in the web series Hum Tum and Them and Babbar Ka Tabbar. He is also seen in various advertisements of Vodafone and Dairy Milk and done lot of music videos.

Let us wish these talented actors all the best for their upcoming projects and hope this music video is a success.

Parul Yadav : “It is disgusting that the police are leaking private videos and irrelevant personal details of Rhea, Ragini, and Sanjana. They are innocent until proven guilty .*


The Talented actress and producer Parul Yadav has been expressing her views on the ongoing drug scandal probes in Bollywood as well as in the South Indian Industry . She has been vocal about how the woman actors are being targeted as they are soft targets and their names are being dragged into the drug scandal to gain extra publicity and divert attention from real issues.The actress wrote a new post on her social media, expressing her opinion on the investigations and expressing her sympathy towards Rhea Chakraborty, Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani:

To all “patriots” generous in their contribution to the copious amounts of abuse showered on me for “defending” Rhea, Ragini & Sanjana.

I believe that drug abuse is a serious concern and all efforts must be made to stamp out this menace. I will never justify the use of psychotropic substances. However, to focus the entire weight of the top investigative agencies in the nation on these three women who are, at worst, minor consumers, makes little sense. It almost feels like the Government needed something sensational to take everyone’s minds off the failure to manage Covid, the freefalling economy and the Chinese threat.
I have been reading up on the One Belt One Road project that the Chinese have been planning and that’s a real threat to India. Our nation could be surrounded by Chinese controlled regimes soon. A failed state like Pakistan is borrowing so much from the Chinese that’s it’s very likely that they will soon be a Chinese colony. Sri Lanka got the Hambantota port built with Chinese money and now the Chinese have a 99year lease on it because Sri Lanka couldn’t repay the loan… it’s truly scary… Why is our national discourse not centered around how we can become a stronger nation – economically and politically.

The whole idea behind this investigation and the rush to arrest these three women is designed to sensationalise the matter and grab headlines. Drug abuse is spread across all sections of society and obviously arresting some IT engineer for smoking a couple of joints won’t even make the news let alone lead the news. This is unfair to these women. It’s not even like the police has shown any inclination to go after major politicians or male actors – names surface periodically but nothing ever happens.

It is disgusting that the police are leaking private videos and irrelevant personal details of Rhea, Ragini, and Sanjana. They are innocent until proven guilty and its extremely painful to watch these videos of their interrogation surface. Are the police working for the people or are they working for the news channels? In fact in one of the videos that surfaced about Sanjana you can see a policewoman record the action on her phone. The police are supposed to be an impartial investigative body not a source of yellow journalism. No one has any right to strip anyone of their dignity. This is shameful and does not do justice to the promise and premise of our Constitution. #JaiHind

Akshay kumar breaks his 18 year rule for ‘Bellbottom’!

Sohel F Fidai :Always the large hearted, Akshay Kumar has turned saviour for the producers of ‘Bellbottom’. Currently being shot in the beautiful highlands of Scotland, Akshay Kumar has managed to introduce his strict discipline and work culture to the large unit of Bellbottom – the first bollywood film post the pandemic to fly a massive large cast and crew in a chartered plane to Scotland.Aware of the precious time lost to the initial 14 days of quarantine after landing in Scotland, Akshay realised the financial hit the producers would have to take given the huge size of the unit. That’s when he decided to break his cardinal rule of working 8 hours a day after 18 years only for Pooja Entertainment’s Bellbottom – Akshay managed to surprise everyone by recommending a double shift – two simultaneous units shooting to ensure that the shoot goes on the fast track and save the producers their money.The unit has been shooting simultaneously with the local teams in double shifts making it the first film of its kind post lockdown – maximizing every day by packing in more into every available hour. Not to mention the Pooja entertainment team also managed to set a benchmark in observing fail-safe safety standards on the sets to ensure the well-being of everyone.Producer Jackky Bhagnani says “Akshay sir is truly a producer’s actor and it has been a privilege to work with him. He is constantly thinking about everyone and everything. From safety measures for the entire unit to shooting schedules to the challenges faced by producers – the man is pure gold. Akshay sir is doing a double shift for the first time in 18 years. So when he suggested two units we were absolutely stunned and excited at the same time. And seeing his work discipline and respect for time, everyone on the sets is super energized and also pitching in their best. It’s like well-oiled machinery working round the clock to make this happen.”Looking at the excitement on the sets, an insider jokingly quipped that given the pace and dedication of the entire unit don’t be surprised if ‘Bellbottom’ lands with a sequel as well.

John Abraham is all set to take down corruption in T-Series & Emmay Entertainment’s Satyameva Jayate 2 on Eid 2021*

Sohel F Fidai :After the lockdown restrictions were eased by the government, several filmmakers and production houses have resumed work while maintaining the safety norms. Satyameva Jayate 2 director Milap Zaveri has been polishing his script in the lockdown and John Abraham will now take down corruption in the town of Lucknow. Produced by T-Series and Emmay Entertainment, the makers today announced this action drama will release on May 12th, Eid 2021.After tasting commercial success with their 2018 release, John, Milap and the producers decided to take ahead the franchise with Divya Khosla Kumar opposite John this time. While the first film dealt with corruption, the sequel tackles with corruption in all spheres from the police to politicians, industrialists, and the common man.Changing his shoot location and story from Mumbai to the heart of our nation – Lucknow, director Milap says, ”Creatively we changed the script to Lucknow as it gave us a chance to make it more massy and also make the canvas larger. Visually also Lucknow adds to the scale and grandeur. The action of this film is gonna be ten times more dynamic, heroic and powerful. John is going to smash, Rip and annihilate the corrupt like he never has before on the silver screen and Divya is going to wow audiences with her power-packed scenes, dramatic prowess, grace and beauty. Satyameva Jayate 2 like part one is a film of the masses and is also a celebration of action, music, dialoguebaazi, patriotism and heroism. “Eid” is a perfect occasion to release as it will offer entertainment galore. With Bhushan sir, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani backing me once again I can promise next year on 12th May we will do our best to deliver a festive bonanza for all audiences!”Producer Nikkhil Advani adds, “As Milap kept developing the subject, he realised that India’s heartland lent itself increasingly to his plotline. As producers, we were happy to pivot to support his creative choices. Hence the story is now based and to be shot in Lucknow, one of my personal favourite cities in India. This is an extremely special film for us. The love shown by fans to the first instalment in this franchise has encouraged us to create a bigger, more exciting experience, presenting John Abraham as never seen before. We are hopeful that prevailing circumstances will improve and pave the way for us to reach our audience in theatres once again”“Satyameva Jayate was a commercial hit not just at the box office but audiences loved the action and drama. John has become our nation’s action hero since then. Nikkhil and we decided to take the franchise ahead and continue to make entertaining commercial cinema with Milap and John. The success of the first part definitely adds responsibility on us to deliver a bigger and better film this time around. Milap has written a mind-blowing script which is massy, that will have fabulous songs and will connect with the audiences. And John will don a never seen before look. And we are coming to the theatres on Eid next year which makes it even more festive.”, says producer Bhushan Kumar.Satyameva Jayate 2 produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar (T-Series), Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani (Emmay Entertainment) is slated to release ‪on May 12, 2021.

Vivek Anand Oberoi’s first look revealed from Mandiraa Entertainment and Oberoi Mega Entertainment’s ‘Rosie’

Rosie’: Mandiraa Entertainment and Oberoi Mega Entertainment present the first look of Palak Tiwari & Vivek Anand Oberoi or Palak Tiwari and Vivek Anand Oberoi’s first look revealed from Mandiraa Entertainment and Oberoi Mega Entertainment’s ‘Rosie’

Rosie – The Saffron Chapter is based on true events. Events that
occurred in 2003; which means we were already in the Digital
Age. Gurgaon in India was already home to some of the biggest
call centers. And this story happened in one such Call Center
called Saffron. Rosie was one of the employees at Saffron.
When she suddenly stopped coming to office one day
unprecedentedly, an investigation was conducted. The shocking
outcome of this investigation was that Rosie had died 8 years
back! The story obviously garnered a lot of both Media and
Public attention as well as coverage. However, what nobody
could actually figure out what had transpired.

After all, it is not every day you hear about a ghost working in a
regular office, visible to every of the thousand odd people
working there, and leading an otherwise normal life. What
unfinished business did she have? Did she want to avenge
something? Or resolve something? Our film seeks to answer
those questions and more.

Rosie is not a typical Indian Horror film with spirits appearing
and disappearing or unnecessary gore and mystical
appearances or disappearances.

Talking about the first look, the director Vishal Ranjan Mishra
said, “Rosie is a perfect combination of mystery and horror.
Horror as a genre itself is under explored in Indian film industry
and on top of that, Rosie being a true story makes it even more
interesting. We’re all set to bring a spine chilling story to the
audiences where from music to background score and edit,
every small element will add new dimensions to the film.”

Speaking about the film, the producer Kussum Arora says, “It
is more of a realistic horror thriller, a genre that we are trying
to create. Armed with haunting music, Rosie will make you
want to really check if the person standing next to you is
actually a human or a spirit.”

Debutant Palak Tiwari says, “Rosie irrefutably is not your
average horror film, it’s an amalgamation of romance, spine
chilling thrills, laced with an intriguing perspective. What makes
it even better is the eximious team of people behind it. I’m truly
honored to be a part of this production and this family along
with a team of people that are truly aficionados of their
respective fields such as Prerna Ma’am, Vivek sir and our
amazing writer and director Vishal sir.”

Girish Johar, Producer, beaming with excitement says, “Horror
genre is one of the most successful genres on the planet and
also has one of the highest ROIs (Return On Investments). Film
audiences globally love these brain teasing, eerie & complex
films. The beauty in Rosie is that its based on true incidents,
which is a 1st in India. I am pretty confident that we, yet again
have a winner in our hands.”

Sandhya Ramachandran, Associate Producer adds, “With
‘Rosie’, our attempt is to create a strong content driven film
with solid production values. There is an entire team working
very hard on the creative aspects of the film to make sure of

Reshabh D Saraf, the producer, says, ”Rosie_The Saffron
Chapter” is not just an exquisite production of cinema, it’s the
beginning of a franchise being launched under the Mandiraa
Entertainment & Oberoi Mega banner. It is visionary Prerna V
Arora’s creation.. Prerna is an extraordinary person. She is
strong , exuberant and visionary. Working on “Rosie” with her
is an incredible learning and an amazing experience. Watch
out for “Rosie” Lekin Palat Kar Mat Dekhna. Based on true
events, it is set to create a bench mark in the Horror genre of
the Indian film industry.

Film is presented by Mandiraa Entertainment and Oberoi Mega
Entertainment, and produced by Vivek Anand Oberoi,Kussum
Arora,Reshabh D Saraf, Girish Johar, Keyur Pandya and Sanjeet
S Yermal and Sandhya Ramachandran.

Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega fame Kanika Mann dazzles in ‘Dil Kahe’ music video: styled by Simrat Bohra

Sohel F Fidai :

The Covid-19 pandemic had called for all shoots and production work to be stalled. But after a hiatus, showbiz is gradually getting back on its feet. Among other celebs who resumed work, TV actress Kanika Mann recently shot for a music video titled ‘Dil Kahe’.

Stylist Simrat Bohra stated “The team shot for the music video while adhering to all social distancing norms. To keep all possible health risks at bay, the actors and the crew put on face-shields, masks and gloves as a mandatory measure. We made our best attempt to work with a skeleton crew and have upped our hygiene game by providing multiple sanitising stations and medical facilities on set to constantly monitor body temperature and oxygen levels.”

Stylist Simrat Bohra talks about the styling for actor Kanika Mann for Zee Music’s upcoming music video ‘Dil Kahe’ “Kanika and I have worked in almost 3 to 4 projects. Kanika is very tied up with the show but still manages all very well. Styling her has always been a fun experience where we look forward to explore and experiment with something new. In this music video, too, the mood board was very fashion forward and as a fun loving girl, I think we have fairly managed to pull in a variety of looks. I heard the song. It is beautiful. As the shoot was in Lonavala, the production ensured that minimal number of people were present on the sets”, she says.

Simrat Bohra is one of the most sought after stylists in the entertainment industry. She has worked extensively on projects.

Vidyut Jammwal advocates going back to the wheel for fitness!

Sohel F Fidai :

No other fitness icon in India has showcased the kind of variety in their workout regimen as much as Vidyut Jammwal. One of the top ten martial artists in the world now brings to online viewers Chakra Abhyaas – Cycle Of Wheel Exercises. In his latest video, the action star offers fitness enthusiasts exercises using tyre/s to ensure the flexibility of the spinal cord.

Through his latest offering, Jammwal inspires us to get creative with tyre exercises. The Khuda Haafiz actor informs that the benefits of these exercises include a supple body, flexibility and a strengthened spinal cord. These exercises are vital for those who want to work on the strength of their core, back and shoulders.

Vidyut says, “All the knowledge that we need for living well and to the fullest is already present. We just need to keep our hindsight intact and learn from the history of humankind. The invention of the wheel marked the advent of quality living. We can reintroduce it into our exercises and let healthy living come to a full circle.”

Vidyut is one of the rare fitness icons of India with the most wicked workout routines that has inspired a generation of aspirants. On the work front, the actor was recently announced as part of Panorama Studios’ Khuda Haafiz Chapter II.

Gauahar Khan to make a grand entry in Bigg Boss 14. Excited much?

Sohel F Fidai :

Gauahar Khan the winner of Bigg Boss Season 7 is back with a bang, this time to come in an avatar like never seen before.
It is certain that Bigg Boss 14 is one of the most awaited show of the year and the fans can’t wait to witness the dhamaka the show is going to get with it.

The excitement cannot be sustained with the very gorgeous Gauahar Khan to make a larger than life entry in the show. As previously seen Gauahar Khan was one of the most talked about contestant of the show and came out as a winner. This fashionista’s style game was strong ever since without any outwardly helping hand provided, and her fans just can’t keep calm as she was a fashion icon then and is a fashion icon now!

It seems like the unstoppable Gauahar Khan this time too will leave no stone unturned to light up the stars of show with her gracious and super confident persona. Well! We can’t wait to witness her on the silver screen. Can you’ll?

Gauahar Khan and Parmish Verma’s fans are jumping with excitement after seeing their recent post on social media

Sohel F Fidai :

Whenever Bollywood and Punjab industry came together, magic has been created. And this time, Bollywood’s beauty Gauahar Khan and Punjab’s powerhouse Parmish Verma will be sharing a screen.

A recent post by actress Gauahar Khan which we believe is still from her new project has surely created a sudden wave of excitement amongst fans on social media. Gauahar Khan and Parmish Verma are absolutely looking adorable together. Though fans couldn’t stop wondering if it’s for an upcoming song, film, or a web series? Still, we all are head over heels seeing this new on-screen duo. With just the first look, they have become the talk of the town, and we are all eyes and ears to know more!

Abhijeet Daigavane launches the first ever alternate medicine finder app, ‘DuWah’

Sohel F Fidai :

Atom O’Sphere is a IT, IoT, AI and media company based in Mumbai offering new age advertising solutions, they recently launched an alternate medicine finder app called ‘DuWah’. This application is the brainchild of Abhijeet Daigavane, who is an actor, entrepreneur and CEO & Founder of Atom O’Sphere along with Kumar Raj.
The Brand Ambassador for the company is International Award Winning Actress Rekha Rana.

This app aims to introduce people with cost friendly generic medicines with the same composition of their original medication along with the list of other alternatives including the price.
“We have made sure the app is very user friendly keeping in mind all age groups. Our users just have to feed in the name of their medicines and they will be presented with a list of all the salts (drugs) present in the medicine, side effects, uses, along with its manufacturing address”, explained Abhijeet.

The current pharmaceutical industry operates on medicines prescribed by professionals/doctors which are generally abroad based medicines for which the prices are quite high but there are several measures taken by the government to boost usage of generic medicine substitutes.
But one of the major problems that arise when people tend to switch generic medicines is receiving the prescriptions from their doctors.

Majority of the population in India still lack knowledge of these generic medicines which are upto 90% cheaper than their usual prescribed ones.

‘DuWah’ overcomes these limitations and sensitises the consumer about the alternate medicines as well as the price difference, thereby upholding the principles of caveat emptor – Let the buyer beware.
Thus, this unique initiative would give rise to sufficiently informed consumers who would be capable enough to question every unnecessary prescription that may be given by a medical professional.

The app is currently available on both Google and Playstore as well as Appstore for users to make use of, after registration.

Ali Fazal looks suave as he embodies old Hollywood glamour in these new stills of Death on the Nile!*

Sohel F Fidai :

Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile is confirmed for October 23 2020 release. This will be one of the the first major international pictures to see a global release. And looking at these new stills of the film featuring Ali, the actor embodies every bit of the 1930s golden era suave looks

Based on Agatha Christie’s novel by the same name the film’s cast includes Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, #AliFazal, #LetitiaWright, #EmmaMackey, Jennifer Saunders, #RussellBrand , Dawn French, #RoseLeslie,
#TomBateman, Annette Bening , Sophie Okonedo and Branagh himself.

Taapsee Pannu narrates the poem ‘Samwaad’ on the occasion of International Democracy Day

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Actress Taapsee Pannu has shared a powerful poem Samwaad on the occasion of the International Democracy Day which highlights the importance of freedom of speech and raising important questions.

The actress has also narrated the video in Punjabi.

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सब हमपे मरे तो मैं क्या करूँ’ हिंदी अल्बम की रिकॉर्डिंग

Actor Dalip Tahil, “Hostages Season 2 the whole shoot was very challenging”

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Hostages season 2 has received rave reviews from the fans, media and also the entertainment industry. The 12 episodic gripping thriller drama has been developed with an amazing script and screenplay. Helmed by Sachin Mamta Krishn and series directed by Sudhir Mishra the Season 2 also witnessed stellar performance by Ronit Bose Roy, Dalip Tahil, Divya Dutta, Dino Morea, Shweta Basu Prasad and Shibani Dandekar.

Working from season 1 to now in season 2, actor Dalip Tahil shares his experience, “Hostages is based on the Israeli series, Season 1 was really exciting and I liked working with Sudhir Mishra who directed Hostages Season 1. I was very excited with the subject and my character CM Handa. Season 1 was there to lay the seeds to get the characters introduced and take them to an extent, of course the kidnapping was part of it. Season 2 under director Sachin Mamta Krishn, it’s been an absolute pleasure working with him. I have the highest regards and my congratulations to him for being a wonderful director, it was a revelation as to how wonderfully he has directed the entire show”.

Sharing about the challenges the team faced while shooting the actor shares, “Season 2 the whole shoot was very challenging and that is why I would like to compliment the crew of Hostages season 2, the director and everyone because they selected an old house from one of the mills in Mumbai. The bungalow if you look at it you’d feel it will collapse, moreover for the authenticity for the show everything in the bungalow was left the way it was., the dust, dirt the condition of the house nothing was tampered so that we have the feel of an abundant house”.

He further adds, “From the script and scene point of view it was very exciting but physically it was a difficult shoot which was managed wonderfully by the team”.

Khel Ab Palat Chuka Hai! Watch Hotstar Specials presents Hostages Season 2, Now Streaming on Disney + Hotstar VIP

Preeti sood debuted on the OTT with Bobby Deol starrer Ashram

Sohel F Fidai :

Preeti sood is an indian actress and director. She has made her debut in the OTT space with the much talked about show directed by Prakash Jha called Aashram alongside Bobby Deol. Preeti” character is called Sanober and she is being critically appreciated for her part. It’s been a long time coming for preeti. Preeti had earlier worked in films such as Revolver Rani and Welcome 2 Karachi she was last seen in Prakash Jha Fraud Saiyaan. Preeti will soon be seen in movie with the inimitable Mika Singh. We are eagerly wait for it. She has also directed and written a movie which has been produced by Mika called as Antoo ki Amma she is also acting in the same. It is for the kids and whoever has it been screened to, they have loved it totally.

We congratulated preeti on her stint with Ashram and spoke to her on that and here is what she has got to say, “It was a great experience to work with Bobby Deol and the platform is huge. I think OTT definitely is making up more than good enough for the lack of theatre experience. The content that’s been out there on OTT in India has been extremely exciting. It was such a learning and enriching experience to work with Bobby Deol sir who I think is cruelly under rated. He has been working for 25 years now and has some extremely successful movies to his name. I am really happy with the feedback that is coming my way due to Aashram.”

Preeti seems to be just starting up and she has a big future ahead. We are happy to see her going guns and we expect bigger from her super soon.

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