Prominent producer-director R.Balki threw a massive reception in Mumbai for one of India’s most popular composer Ilaiyaraaja for composing the music of his 1,000th film Shamitabh and in a rare first, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth & Kamal Hasaan were all there to felicitate the maestro as Gulzar, Tabu, Jaya Bachchan, S.Janaki, Chitra, Shreya Ghoshal, Abhisheik & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sri Devi, Boney Kapoor, Sarika, Shruti Haasan and many more were there at Taj Land Hotel. Ilaiyaraaja, who composed the music of Balki’s Cheeni Kum & Paa as well, thanked all the invited guests and promised to continue doing what he does best and that’s composing music!
PM Modi & Film Industry blesses the newly weds at Shatrughan Sinha’s son wedding!!!
PM Narendra Modi kept his promise to Sonakshi Sinha as he specially flew to Mumbai to bless her brother Kush Sinha & Taruna Agrawal and enjoy the festivities with Sinha family and the rest of Bollywood fraternity, who came out to support one of their own. The entire Bachchan family headed by AMITABH & JAYA was there and so was Hema Malini’s family, while the Ambanis- Mukesh & Anil, joined Anupam Kher, Sunny Deol, Birlas, Godrej and Maharashtra Chief Minister in what was one of the well-attended marriages of the new year. Later the entire Sinha family went to Dilip Kumar’s house to seek his family as Dilip Sahab is not allowed to go out since his hospitalisation. Asian Journal wishes their best to Sinha’s family on their family’s first wedding!
Pahlaj Nihalani is the new chairperson of Censor Board!!!
After the resignation of CBFC chief Leela Samson & the entire board over Govt’s meddling in clearing Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s controversial film MSG, which resulted in protests & demonstrations in various cities of Punjab & Haryana, well-known producer-director Pahlaj Nihalani has been appointed as the new chief of Censor Board of Film Classification along with a new board. While allegations and counter allegations are going on from both sides, the Punjab Govt. has banned the release of the film and it’s to be seen if other states follow their lead!
Neeraj Pandey shook the film industry by his very first film A Wednesday and the audiences took the notice as the slickly made and brilliantly shot film won great reviews and scored well at the box-office. Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher & Jimmy Shergill acted well and Neeraj Pandey was hailed as one of the best new directors of India. His second film Special 26, based on true incidents, again took the film world by storm as Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher & Manoj Bajpayee walked away with all the applause and once again the Indian audiences applauded in unison for the slickly made film which did well at the box-office and the critics lauded the film as well. And now everyone is waiting anxiously for Neeraj’s third film BABY, which has generated an amazing buzz in the film world for it’s Anti-Terrorism theme. Shot in Middle East, Europe & India, the film’s premiere in Mumbai was attended by Mumbai Police Commissioner & Anti-Terrorism Squad Chief Rakesh Mario along with the entire cast of the film and so far all reports indicate that this is one of the best of Neeraj Pandey as the film opens this Friday as one of the Republic Day releases!
But Neeraj Pandey’s Baby is not the only release as Arbaaz Khan’s Dolly Ki Doli with Sonam Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao, Malaika Arora Khan & Archana Puran Singh also releases this Friday. An out and out comedy film, the music of the film is already quite popular and with the entire cast going all over to promote the film, Dolly Ki Doli could open up impressively as well and might benefit on this Republic Day long weekend! Meanwhile, amongst the last week’s releases, Bipasha Basu’s horror film Alone did the business alone as Crazy Cukkad Family & Shafarat Gayi Tel Lene bombed while Shankar’s multilingual film “I” has already crossed Rs. 100 Crores at the box-office. The trailer of Dibakar Bannerjee’s new film Byomkesh Bakshi is out and it’s making quite a stir in the social media and with that, it’s time to say goodbye but not before reminding you all to watch this week’s Yaadein saluting India’s 66th Republic Day on Sunday, Jan.25th at 1 PM on SMC # 116 !
Happy 66th Republic Day of India!!!