Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Drona Promo

Preview "DRONA"

A wicked magician aims to get hold of an ancient secret of the universe. A secret, which if unraveled, could unlock the destruction of mankind and the entire cosmos. And only one man can protect the precious secret and thus, save the human race from absolute annihilation. He is Drona.

Aditya, a young man unaware of his real identity, is brought up by a foster family in a faraway distant town. A recurring nightmare has been tormenting him ever since he was a child. On another part of the world, far away from Aditya, an evil sorcerer, Riz Raizada, a descendant of the legendary demons has become dangerously impatient, in his thirst to take control over the universe. He is waiting for the secret that would help him fulfil his dream. To get to the secret, he’d have to defeat Drona. And herein lay his problem. He didn’t know who or where Drona was! But when fate brings the two together Riz immediately recognizes him as the man he was waiting for. And Aditya’s destiny catches up with him and his life takes him on a journey he had never imagined.

Just when Aditya is about to be captured by Riz’s men; a cult that believes that Drona is their messiah, rescues him. Sonia, the leader of the cult, reveals Aditya’s real identity to him. Sonia then takes Aditya back to his place of birth, the ancient kingdom of Pratapgarh where his mother, Queen Jayati Devi would have all the answers to his questions. But before he could meet up with his mother, Riz and his army of the darkest powers catch up with him.

Aditya now has no choice but to rise to the occasion and embrace his destiny. For mankind’s sake, he would have to become the legendary warrior he was born to be -- Drona.

Thus began Drona's journey through myths and legends. By battling odds, he would discover skills that he never knew he had.

Characters Sketch: "DRONA"

Abhishek Bachchan as Aditya/Drona:
The boy was always unaware of his destiny. As a man he must now protect the legacy handed down from his ancestors for the future of the world rests in his hands and finally realize his destiny - as the one man who will become a legend - Drona.

Sonia (Priyanka Chopra):
From birth she has been taught just one thing - to fight in the line of duty. Her duty is to be Drona's follower, his faithful guard. She will lay down her life if need be, fighting beside the protector of mankind, fighting beside Drona.

Queen Jayati (Jaya Bachchan):
A wife, a mother, a queen. Poised at the heart of a legacy of warriors, Queen Jayati had made silent sacrifices in her line of duty. One forced to send her infant away, today years later a mother finally unites with her son but fate has other machinations to keep them apart.

Riz Raizada (Kay Kay Menon):
A descendant of the legendary asuras, he is a demon of unimaginable power and yet he lusts for more. All of Riz's unholy powers are concentrated on getting to the secret and killing the one man who could stand in his way....Drona.

Synopsis "DRONA"

Aditya, a young man unaware of his real identity, is brought up by a foster family in a faraway distant town. A recurring nightmare has been tormenting him ever since he was a child. On another part of the world, far away from Aditya, an evil sorcerer, Riz Raizada, a descendant of the legendary demons has become dangerously impatient, in his thirst to take control over the universe. He is waiting for the secret that would help him fulfil his dream. To get to the secret, he'd have to defeat Drona. And herein lay his problem. He didn't know who or where Drona was! But when fate brings the two together Riz immediately recognizes him as the man he was waiting for. Just when Aditya is about to be captured by Riz's men; a cult that believes that Drona is their messiah, rescues him. Sonia, the leader of the cult, reveals Aditya's real identity to him. Sonia then takes Aditya back to his place of birth, the ancient kingdom of Pratapgarh where his mother, Queen Jayati Devi would have all the answers to his questions. But before he could meet up with his mother, Riz and his army of the darkest powers catch up with him.

GOLDIE BEHL (Director's Note)



DRONA started for me, as an attempt to define and understand legacy. As I became a parent, my world expanded to include newer emotions, fresher feelings. Watching my sons, interacting with them, even opened up newer bonds with my father. I knew then, that I had to tell a tale dealing with legacy, a responsibility that is passed on from generations, and is taken on with pride and never questioned. On 11th of August at midnight, Abhishek came to the hospital to see my new born, Ranveer. I discussed my idea with him and he got on board immediately. The film was to be a magical adventure, a timeless tale of good against evil, of a man rising to fulfill his destiny and be true to what he was born to be.... abhishek’s enthusiasm and conviction gave me the impetus to write a full fledged script, and slowly Drona came to life. After completing the story, I worked jointly with rohini and jaydeep on the screenplay to arrivie at the desired structure and texture that I wanted for my fantasy adventure , we arrived in the world of Drona, a world where amar chitra katha meets frank miller. We were slowly creating our very own legend. Abhishek had inspired Drona, but now, Drona was coming alive in Abhishek. His inputs were invaluable in fleshing out this grim but innocent hero, his stance, his gait, heavy with the burden he was bearing, speaking very little, with the cynical smile of someone who has grown up in a small span of time. Abhishek and I worked backwards on the charachter, even to the details of the weight of the characteristic “Drona punch”.

Monday, September 29, 2008

10 Years of Fashion Design Council of India – A Decade in the Business of Fashion


Ten years into the business of fashion, FDCI has taken the Indian Fashion industry global and made it a national pride. It has been instrumental in promoting the business of fashion and creating new opportunities for all stakeholders. Over the years FDCI has used various marketing platforms, seminars and workshops to promote fashion. FDCI, a not for profit organization, is the apex industry body in the field of fashion in India. Its primary objective is to provide a cohesive platform for Indian designers and act as the mouthpiece of the industry at all relevant platforms, in a bid to promote Indian fashion - at home and abroad. FDCI is actively involved in promoting the 'business of fashion' and working towards corporatisation of fashion labels in India. FDCI is instrumental in facilitating designer-corporate tie-ups, aimed at expanding the fashion market in the country. For details visit http://www.fdci.org/

by Rajendra Ganotra

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Misuse of journalism & Misrepresentation of facts to gain TRP's and Circulation

I would like to mention that the news in Mid Day and Zee Marathi was manipulated to make it crispy on
saturday ,sept.27th ,2008 about Hema Malini's travel by train.

I was physically traveling with her and managing Hema Ji's visit ,the event was co ordinated by page3entertainment
and was for savarkar vichar manch,while traveling back from pandarpur Hemaji preferred not to travel by road
rather by train since there is no air travel services available,so client was requested to arrange for train travel which he
surely did ,since it was a last minute decision ,so tickets were practically and physically with the client
and when we boarded the train ,he was in the other compartment and he forgot to handover the tickets to us
or you can say we didnt take a note of collecting the tickets, as soon as train started moving we realised
and called him to co ordinate the tickets to be faxed thru the station master to TTE and same was done in
a matter of 20 mins of train travel start and co ordinated and necessary penalty was paid too,we have the receipt for the same
with date and time.

when we boarded the train one young man wanted to be clicked with hema ji
we refused and he started using his handycam ,we didnt realise that it was switched on , the moment
we realised it was , we confronted him and stopped him to do so and even scolded him for that.
this guy has used same footage in Zee Marathi news and the news broadcast is an entire misrepresentation
of what has happened ,we would like that a strong action be taken against him for this
misuse of journalism,we have tickets and their time of purchase and same can be substantiated
the idea is not to prove anything but to stop the misuse and distortion of facts around a celebrity
just to gain mileage or trps,we are considering suing the respective media vehicles.

- SHALINI BENJAMIN
- shalinibenjamin@gmail.com

What's up with Pooja Misrra?




Pooja Misrra - VJ, model and actress.
So what's up with Pooja Misrra?

Besides turning from blond to a stunning brunette Pooja Misrra has just shifted home from the burbs to sobo.... yes Malabar Hills where she has lived all her life anyway.........things seem to be going really well on the career front for the Manchester educated Pooja.

Besides her daily show on B4U Music called Jab We Talk, which has a 3 crore IVR set up so that callers can call in from all over india and Pooja very graciously solve thier problems....she is also hosting the award winning show Bid2Win for Zoom.....

When we contacted the uber hip socialite who sparkles the party pages every now and then with her million dollar smile ...all she divulged was she is single and is off to London for a show...well all u hot men eat your hearts out!

Just when we thought the butterfly had flitted away, our sources tell us that Model/VJ Pooja Misrra has been busy shooting for Season 2 of her popular call in and sms show 'Jab We Talk' which is on air currently on B4U Music from Mon to Sat at 12.30 midnight. Answering callers from across the country and sorting out their love problems while shooting for over 12 hours everyday is not an easy task for this actor. "Mother Teresa once said that the biggest hunger in this nation is not as much for bread but for love. Even if I can help one person with my thoughts, I would make me happy," enthuses Pooja who has now set her sights firmly on Bollywood.

Apparently the show has gotten glossier, grander and way sexier! We will have to keep our eyes peeled out for this one.U go girl!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"RAMAYANA", the greatest epic of India

Experience the Ramayana, the greatest epic of India. This classic has been told and retold a million times over. By our parents and their great grand parents. Yet, the one thing that remains undiluted is the essence of this story . What gets underlined right across generations is the undisputed morals of this epic. Doing the right thing. Making the right decisions. Imbibing the greatest virtues of self respect and obedience.

by Rajendra Ganotra

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Animation Film "RAMAYANA" Promo 20 sec.

Animation film "Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang"

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PROMO Animation film "Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang" 90 sec.

"CHEENTI CHEENTI BANG BANG" Music Release






Music release of Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang by Saregama, attended by Anjan Shrivastav, Sudesh Bhonsle, Pooja Misrra, Makrand Deshpande, Anang Desai, among others.

Elecom Fiesta Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. presentation, animation feature film "Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang" (35mm/colour/80 mnts) is scheduled for release all over on October 10.
The film has been directed by R.D.Mallik with Shantanu Pal as animation director. The film features voices of Ashish Vidyarthi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Asrani, Anjan Srivastva and others.
Music for "Cheenti Cheenti Bang Bang" has been composed by Jeet and songs have been written by Nida Fazli. Singers include Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala, Sudesh Bhosle and Ustad Rashid Khan.

The story revolves around two kingdoms of Ants – red and black: Near the pond, on the west side of a dilapidated bungalow, lie two kingdoms of the red and the black ants, who are constantly at loggerheads. It erupts into a major showdown when Laal Budda (old ant) is accused of harassing Kalibua, a hand maiden of Kaali Rani. She complains to Kaali Rani, who insists that Kaala Raja behead Laal Budda!

Angered by the audacity of the Kaala Raja, Laal Raja wages an attack on his kingdom. To make things worse, Lohit the Laal Prince falls in love with Krishna the Kaala Princess and elopes with her.

The supporters of the Kaala Raja are Mighty Girgit…and the Frog…But some have vested interests. The Laal Raja also has his supporters, including the magical Beyallis Karma.
It's a war zone out there!

Or is it? War or not, it's a fun-filled family entertainer for sure

by Rajendra Ganotra

DHEERAJ KUMAR'S 60th Birthday


























Actor & Serial maker Dheeraj Kumar of Creative Eye is currently celebrating his 60th birthday at BJN Banquets, Fun Republic in Andheri. A host of films & television celebrities attended the party including Deepak Parasher, Pooja Misrra, Bappi Lahiri, Shoma Anand, Zareena Wahab, among others. Do catch him if you read this in time. PRO BOLLYWOOD wishes him a very Happy Birthday
by Rajendra Ganotra

MAHAABHAARAT (NOW IN ENGLISH)











Begins Monday, 22nd Sept। 08, Mondays to Thursdays at 10 pm on 9X, available on BSkyB EPG Slot Number 828 - UK audiences to enjoy the epic with English subtitles।The flagship channel of the INX Network, popular Hindi GEC 9X, is all set to air its epic series Kahaani Hamaaray MAHAABHAARAT ki in the UK.

JEENA TO HAI... Bollywood movie Hollywood Style











Its Rock Production Ltd by N.R.I. Ravi Chettiah and Franca Battista (U.K). The stars of the movie are Rishabh Takoo, Roushika Reikhi, Ricky, Needhi Gill, Ravi Chettiah, Ricky and Shebaaz khan.The story starts with an Indian girl Needhi Gill sudenly appears at the door step of a guy whom she has been harassing for a while and after a breif chat they decide to go for a meal. Then like a bomb she drops the news that she is the sister of his friend Pankaj, a friend from University. Amazed and confused Rishabh Takoo starts to ask more questions. Needhi Gill tells the bad news about what happened to her brother, Pankaj in India, who has been kidnapped by gangsters, who want a heavy ransom or else they will kill him. With tears and sadness in Needhi gill's eyes, she manages to get Rishabh to understand but the ransom is such a large amount that they need more help. They then have to track down all the lost friends on the last day of University, that who ever may be in trouble really begins. Ravi Chettiah who is living a cool life style and Roushika Reikhi, working at the Indian Embasy finally meet and decide they should help.The music by Uttsava Anand is excellent. Roushika Reikhi performed her role very well and she deserves the best role in her career. Rishabh Takoo, a model turned actor is also promising actor and his future is very much bright. Needhi Gill and Ravi Chettiah did their job very well.
by Rajendra Ganotra

Music Release of "Drona"










Drona Music of Drona was released yesterday at a glittering event held at The Leela Kempinski. Celebrities present included Jaya Bhaduri (Bachchan), Director Goldie Behl, Abhishek Bachchan who plays Drona , Priyanka Chopra who plays the female lead, music director Dhruv Ghanekar, singer Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonali Bendre among others.Here are a few photographs & a video from the event.
by Rajendra Ganotra

Arjun Rampal & Milind Soman

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Arjun Rampal & Milind Soman at bandra tajland end

Friday, September 26, 2008

"HUM SAB EK HAIN"


"HUM SAB EK HAIN" I LOVE MY INDIA

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Arun Kamal (Interview IBN 2005)











Arun Kamal Interview with
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based on Mumbai, India 'Beear Baar' life)

'Best Youth Journalist Award 2006' for "Arun Kamal"

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Best Youth Journalist Award 2006 to

"Arun Kumar Kamal" from 'Bhartiya Patrakar Parishad -Mumbai'.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

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