Nov 182017

National Award-winning choreographer Chinni Prakash made his foray into the small screen. He has choreographed the title track of an upcoming show, Porus.

The dance sequence will depict 350 BC India. It features over 1,000 dancers, 100 sitar players, 200 dhol players, over 500 Bharatanatyam dancers and 150 Kalaripayattu artistes.

“India is known for larger-than-life celebrations. The dance sequence opens with approximately 2,000 dancers. The sequence was shot on the set in Umbergaon, Gujarat,” says Prakash.

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Sep 052017

Madhu Chopra with daughter PriyankaMadhu Chopra with daughter Priyanka

After impressing Marathi film audience and bagging three National Awards, Priyanka Chopra’s production, Ventilator (2016) is set to find a wider audience. The Rajesh Mapuskar-directed comedy-drama is being adapted into a Gujarati play.

Confirming the news to mid-day, the actor’s mother Madhu Chopra, who heads their production house, says, “It’s a rare occasion where a film is being adapted into a play. The film made us proud on the national level and I hope people shower the same love towards it when it comes on stage.”

Still from Ventilator
Still from Ventilator

The play will be helmed by acclaimed theatre director Rajesh Joshi, the man behind Code Mantra — one of the costliest productions on Gujarati stage. Chopra adds that Joshi is an apt choice as he shares similar sensibilities.

“We’re glad that he is making it because he knows what he wants. Joshi is not making any changes to the script, he’s simply adapting it to suit the sensibilities of the Gujarati audience. I have read a few scenes and they have been written well.”

She also reveals that Mapuskar is collaborating on the play as a creative consultant. “With him on board, Priyanka and I know that it is in safe hands,” she smiles.

The play is tentatively scheduled to open early November.

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Aug 312017

Actor Rajkummar Rao has been floating on cloud nine post the release of his movie ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and why not? His exceptional performance was acknowledged and appreciated by none other than Amitabh Bachchan, who even wrote him a congratulatory note. This year has been a great one for Rao and after delivering back to back hits like ‘Trapped’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, the actor is set to floor us with his upcoming movie ‘Newton’ and the trailer looks highly promising. Now, the National Award Winning actor has bagged another big project. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Rao will soon be seen romancing actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Director Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra tweeted out a message welcoming the actor on board to the movie ‘Fanney Khan’.     

#FanneyKhan @AnilKapoor @RajkummarRao @divyadutta25 @TSeries @kriarj #Ash welcome aboard Raj tighten your seat belt for the roller coaster

— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) 31 August 2017

The movie will be directed by Atul Manjrekar and will also have actor Anil Kapoor in the lead. Rao is currently busy filming Hansal Mehta’s biographical series ‘Bose’ in Poland and is apparently excited to share screen space with Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Talking about the film’s leading lady, Rao said, “She’s the most beautiful woman in the world. It’s a great story, there’s a lot of love, and the content is not just entertaining but is detailed and different. There will be lots of workshops and readings once I am back.”

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‘Fanney Khan’ narrates the relationship between a father and his 16-year-old daughter who wants to become a singer. Anil Kapoor has been roped in for the father’s role and we are really excited to see on screen with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after a long hiatus of 17 years. The actors were last seen together in ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai’. The movie is being said to be the Hindi adaptation of Dominique Deruddere’s 2000 hit ‘Everybody’s Famous!’ and will hit theatres in September 2017.