Jul 272017

Bollywood and its fixation with prisons and the life of inmates has been continuing for decades now. Yet the way new directors are experimenting with this concept is something to look forward to. Recently, we came across Yash Raj Films' ‘Qaidi Band' starring Aadar Jain and Anya Singh. The movie talks about a bunch of innocent undertrials who form an orchestra inside the jail. But, will their story be similar to Kishen Mohan Girhotra's fight for freedom? For those wondering who is Kishen, he is none other than our Bollywood's rockstar Farhan Akhtar who will play a jail inmate in the upcoming movie ‘Lucknow Central'. The trailer of this much-anticipated film is out and by the looks of it, audience can expect something new and different from this movie. Farhan sheds his rockstar-on-stage avatar but does not lose his musical connect and that's one of the reasons why we are eagerly awaiting this film.

Trailer Of ‘Lucknow Central' Starring Farhan Akhtar & Diana Penty© Viacom 18 Motion Pictures

The story plot is simple yet intriguing. Akhtar plays an aspiring singer from Moradabad, who gets accused of murder and ends up in Lucknow Central Jail awaiting trial for a death penalty. While in jail, he crosses paths with Diana Penty, who plays an NGO worker and wants to form a Band of Prisoners for a band competition. Farhan befriends 4 other inmates and thus ensues their struggle to break free from prison. How the protagonist's life progresses inside the jail premises and how music comes to their aid weaves the rest of the plot. Farhan Akhtar looks really convincing as the small town boy who is falsely accused of murder and although we couldn't figure out much about Diana Penty's character, she will definitely be someone to look forward to.  The surprise element was actor Ronit Roy who within the first few seconds won our hearts with his badassery.

The movie also stars Gippy Grewal, Deepak Dobriyal, Ravi Kishan and Rajesh Sharma among others and is slated to release on 15th September, 2017.

Jul 072017

It was strange to see Anushka Sharma introduce Yash Raj’s new face, Anya Singh, at an event on Wednesday. Anushka, who is also a YRF discovery, was kept hidden by the production house during her debut film, ‘Rab Ne Bana Do Jodi’ (2008).

She stepped out only after the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer had hit the marquee. It’s almost a decade and it’s a different scenario now. Known for keeping things a well-guarded secret otherwise, this makes for a welcome change from YRF.

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Jul 062017

ranbir1Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor says he is always prepared to face failure and he finds himself detached from success.

On Wednesday, Ranbir introduced his cousin Aadar Jain, who is going to make his debut with a Yash Raj Films project to be directed by Habib Faisal. The banner will also launch Anya Singh.

Before “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, Ranbir had a string of films like “Besharam”, “Roy”, “Bombay Velvet” and “Tamasha” that didn’t do too well.

Asked about how he deals with lows in life, Ranbir told the media here: “People have seen me in the last three years. My first film ‘Saawariya’ was also a big disaster, so I am always prepared for it. I already said that the God is in the work, and I feel really happy when I am working.

“I am quite detached with success and failure of a film, and I wish that Aadar and Anya both at least adapt to that concept.”
Sharing some words of wisdom with Aadar, Ranbir said: “When I entered the industry, I got so much advice from seniors, family members and all, but I feel everybody has to make their own journey.

“I might advise him on many things, but it doesn’t matter because till the time he doesn’t fall, he will not be able to rise up for the occasion. And in the same way, till the time he won’t see his first success, till that time he won’t be able to take pride and credit for it.

“I can give him advice if he comes to me, but I can’t tell him to do a certain film which will help in your career because if one year later that film doesn’t work, then it will be wrong… Because we are in such an industry where decisions have to be yours and based on your gut feeling and instincts… It all has to come from within”

Ranbir also advised Aadar about handling the media.

He said: “They are the people who are going to help, support, praise and criticize you. When you are doing bad, they will hold you up. They will write bad things about you. Do give them your perspective and what you feel about certain things and it won’t harm you if you are politically correct sometimes, so don’t be completely honest also.”

Talking about how Aadar had worked as an assistant director in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, Ranbir said: “I used to bully him. I used to call him in my make-up room and I used to instruct him to say Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Anushka’s (Anushka Sharma) lines so I could learn my lines.

“I was using him, but in a way it was good for him because I used to tell him to act with expressions and emotions.”
On the work front, Ranbir is gearing up for Anurag Basu’s “Jagga Jasoos” in which he will be seen with Katrina Kaif. The film is releasing on July 14.

Jul 052017

Aadar Jain and Anya SinghAadar Jain and Anya Singh

A new ‘Kapoor’ kid is on block, however he is not a ‘Kapoor’ completely. He is Aadar Jain, son of Rima Kapoor Jain and Manoj Jain. Rima, is the legendary Raj Kapoor’s youngest daughter.

Aadar Jain, will be launched by YRF, India’s leading production house in a film to be directed by Habib Faisal. The 22 year old actor, will be launched along with
Anya Singh, a debutante from New Delhi. In a grand ceremony held today at Yash Raj studios, Aadar was introduced to the film fraternity by his cousin and Bollywood
actor, Ranbir Kapoor. While Anya Singh, was introduced by actress Anushka Sharma, who comes from the talent pool of YRF as well. 

Ranbir Kapoor and Aadar Jain
Ranbir Kapoor and Aadar Jain at Yash Raj Studios. Pic/YRF’s Twitter account

Anya Singh and Anushka Sharma
Anya Singh and Anushka Sharma at Yash Raj Studios. Pic/YRF’s Twitter account

Anya Singh and Aadar Jain
Anya Singh and Aadar Jain. Pic/YRF’s Twitter account

Aadar will be see fifth generation of actors from the Kapoor family to join the film industry. His elder brother Armaan Jain was launched in the 2014 film ‘Lekar Hum Deewana
Dil. The film flopped and thereby ended the careers of three first-timers – Armaan, actress Deeksha Seth who was making her Hindi language debut, and director Arif Ali, brother of Imtiaz Ali.

In a series of tweets from their official handle, YRF announced the launch of Aadar Jain and Anya Singh.

Presenting #AadarJain – @yrf’s NEW BOY pic.twitter.com/HKnV0p6P3c

— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) July 5, 2017

Presenting #AnyaSingh – @yrf’s NEW GIRL pic.twitter.com/I4RXbgF5ci

— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) July 5, 2017

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