Actors Ram Charan and Keerthy Suresh treated their fans with an impromptu dance at the event of the upcoming film 'Good Luck Sakhi'.
The pre-release event of Keerthy-starrer 'Good Luck Sakhi' was held in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The event witnessed an ensemble of stars and several other technicians, as Ram Charan took the seat of the chief guest.
Ram Charan and Keerthy Suresh, who were on the stage at the event, performed the iconic 'Naatu Naatu' step from Rajamouli's upcoming magnum opus 'RRR'.
As the audience cheered, it was an eye feast to watch the pair perform the most famous dance step.
Ram Charan, who addressed the gathering at the pre-release event, had conveyed that his father Chiranjeevi was supposed to attend the event, as he always wanted to encourage the team -- 'Good Luck Sakhi'.
Chiranjeevi's recent Covid infection is the reason why Ram Charan had to take his father's place at the event.
Billed to be a woman-oriented script, 'Good Luck Sakhi' is gearing up for theatrical release on January 28. Nagesh directed the film, which is produced by Shravya Varma and Sudheer Chandra.
As Keerthy Suresh takes the lead role portraying a village girl, Adi Pinishetty, Jagapathi Babu, and others in important roles in 'Good Luck Sakhi'.
After 16 weeks of regular dose of entertainment, 'Bigg Boss 15' is all set to drop the curtains on Sunday and it will be a mega event as a galaxy full of stars will be seen adding a sprinkle of fun to it.
Celebrities such as Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Shehnaaz Gill, Shweta Tiwari and Gauahar Khan are few names who will be seen at the grand event.
Viewers will witness Shehnaaz revisiting the stage of 'Bigg Boss' as she's all set to give tribute, a 'pyaar bhara salaam' to her friend and season 13 winner and late actor Sidharth Shukla.
Deepika, Ananya and Siddhant will be coming in to promote their upcoming film 'Gehraiyaan' on the show hosted by superstar Salman Khan.
To add more glamour and entertainment to the Colors show, former winners of the show - Shweta Tiwari, Gauahar Khan, Gautam Gulati, Rubina Dilaik and Urvashi Dholakia will be gracing the show to celebrate 15 successful seasons of 'Bigg Boss'.
The trailer of director Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Good luck Sakhi', featuring National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh in the lead, has garnered a whopping 4.9 million views within just a day of being released on YouTube.
Over 66,000 people gave the trailer a thumbs up, giving an indication of the expectations the film has raised.
The woman-centric, sports film is scheduled to hit screens on January 28 and features Aadhi Pinisetty as the male lead.
Jagapathi Babu plays the role of a trainer in the film, which is to simultaneously release in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.
The film is about a girl called Sakhi, who everyone in her village believes brings bad luck to them. How she proves them wrong and emerges a champion shooter is what the film is all about.
Popular producer Dil Raju is presenting the film which has been produced by Sudheer Chandra Padiri for Worth A Shot Motion Arts.
Rashmika Mandanna, who was recently seen on the big screen essaying the role of Srivalli in the multi-lingual superhit, "Pushpa: The Rise", unveiled the teaser of "Bhamakalapam" on Sunday.
The delicious home-cooked thriller, directed by Abhimanyu Tadimeti, will premiere on the Telugu OTT platform aha on February 11. Filmmaker Bharat Kamma, known for "Dear Comrade", is the showrunner.
"It felt so funny the moment I saw the teaser," Rasmika said. "There's a lot of interesting ideas. It's a sweet story but shot in a very funny, interesting way. I wish Priyamani garu, who's playing the role of Anupama, loads of love."
The teaser is set amid an old apartment, revolving around a homemaker, Anupama, who runs a YouTube cookery channel and is also notorious for being a gossip and poking her nose into the matters of other families. She even says it's great fun to know what's going on in other people's lives.
In the middle of a rainy night, the focus shifts to a cold-blooded murder in the apartment. There's a lot of mystery surrounding the crime scene, with a few characters expressing their worry about something. From goons to guns and chases, it's apparent that an anxious Anupama is in some trouble and is a key link to the murder.
Composer Justin Prabhakaran (known for scoring the music of "Radhe Shyam" and "Dear Comrade") has done it again; Deepak Kumar has cranked the camera and Viplav is in charge of the edits.
Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who joins Mithun Chakraborty and Karan Johar on the panel of judges for the reality show 'Hunarbaaz Desh Ki Shaan', says that she was looking for a project such as this for some time and so she took no time in saying 'yes' to the show.
When the offer came to her, she said in a conversation with IANS, that her "first reaction and first thought was, finally I found it, because I'd been looking for a show such as this".
Parineeti continued: "For the last three or four years I had been scouting around for a multi-talent show with a qualified panel of judges. And when I got the offer, I was like, okay, finally this is the show that I've been waiting for."
She added: "The most beautiful part about this show is that it's a multi-talent show. It's not just singing, it's not just dancing, this show is giving us an opportunity to find talent from remote parts of India. This show gives an opportunity to people who would never ever get a chance to come into the Indian entertainment industry and make it big.
"But here, they get the chance to be on a stage. To be seen by the entire country and the whole world and they can launch their careers. That for me is very special. And I'm so glad that I can be a part of that journey for them."
The actress has been busy these days with upcoming movies, such as 'Animal' with Ranbir Kapoor and Sooraj Barjatya's 'Uunchai'.
Parineeti may have a lot to juggle around, but time management has never been an issue with her. She told IANS: "I will have to work triple hard because I have to shoot for a show and for two of my films. It's going to be very hectic for me, but you know, where there's a will, there's a way. You have to make time for the things that are important to you."
She added: "Of course, because I was looking for a show like this, and it finally came to me, it is my responsibility to make the time and to juggle my schedule and make it happen. That's what I'm doing right now. I don't see it as a struggle. I look forward to it actually."
She said her two big rewards are to get to "be a good mentor with whatever little experience that I have" and to "learn from Mithunda and Karan, who are of course way more experienced than I am in life and in their careers".
Parineeti recalled how 'Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan' contestant Aakash Singh's performance made her cry.
"There is a contestant named Akash, who is special because he comes from a very, very humble background, where he didn't even have food to eat, but he still continued to work on his talent," Parineeti told IANS. "He continued to struggle. And today he has come so far that he's been able to audition for this show. I get really emotional when I see people with very little means in their life struggling, but not letting go of their passion. Their stories really move me."
Talking about her fellow judges, Parineeti said "Mithunda really understands India, he knows the pulse of the nation". And Karan, she added, "is a genius at scouting talent".
"Together, they are a deadly duo when it comes to judging reality TV talent shows," Parineeti concluded. "For me, being on the same panel as them, it is more about learning from them and being the best judge that I can be. But of course, we share a very special bond. And I get to spend so much personal time with them."
'Hunarbaaz: Desh Ki Shaan' will air from January 22 at 9 p.m. on Colors.
Action star Vidyut Jammwal, who has been named in the '10 People You Don't Want To Mess With' in the world list, has shared a jaw-dropping video showcasing how six people can lift a person using just two fingers.
Vidyut shared the video on Instagram. In the clip, Vidyut is among five more people who is seen lifting a person who is lying on the ground.
He is heard saying: There have to be six people, with a distance of this much (shows through hand gesture) all breathing together.
He captioned the clip, which currently has over 500,000 views on the platform: "6 people..2 fingers each..One breath #kalaripayattu Explain the science."
Vidyut started shooting for the first schedule of his next film titled 'IB 71' directed by Sankalp Reddy on Thursday.
The espionage thriller is based on a true incident of how Indian intelligence Officers outwitted the entire Pakistani establishment and gave the Indian Armed Forces the required advantage to face a two-front war.
The film is Vidyut's debut production venture under his banner Action Hero Films in association with T-Series and Reliance Entertainment.
Actress and singer Shruti Haasan will conduct a series of live Instagram sessions on various social issues as part of her birthday celebrations this year.
Sources close to Shruti, whose birthday falls on January 28, said the actress has been overwhelmed with all the love pouring in from her fans who have begun celebrating the month as her birthday month.
A source said: "This year, on her birthday, Shruti has decided to address issues pertaining to society. She will be doing a series of live sessions, starting January 27 on topics such as mental health, women in films and media, and sustainability in fashion.
"On January 27, the session will be on mental health, while on January 28, which happens to be her birthday, the session will be on Women in Films and Media. On January 29, the topic will be Sustainability in Fashion.
"Through these live sessions, Shruti wants to draw attention towards topics that are usually brushed under the carpet or aren't discussed as often as they should be. All of the live sessions will have Shruti along with various influencers and hosts discussing these topics at length in an attempt to normalise these conversations in our day-to-day life."
Commenting on the same, Shruti said: "The idea behind the live sessions is to open up a discussion on these topics. There are many ways to celebrate one's birthday but my idea of a celebration is to open honest discussions, especially about the things I care about and believe need more talking.
"My aim is to let more people in on these topics, get varied perspectives from others during the live and open up these issues for others to think, discuss, share and debate."
The popular Korean survival drama 'Squid Game' will be getting a Season 2, co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed.
On Netflix's fourth quarter 2021 earnings interview, Sarandos was asked whether there would be a second season of the violent South Korean survival drama, which has scored as the company's No. 1 most-viewed TV series, reports variety.com.
"Absolutely," Sarandos replied.
"The 'Squid Game' universe has just begun."
He put 'Squid Game' in the category of Netflix's burgeoning bouquet of entertainment franchises that the company sees as having growth potential outside the core streaming service, with live experiences, games and merchandise. Sarandos called out 'Bridgerton', the second most-viewed Netflix original TV show, with the Season 2 set to bow in March, and 'Stranger Things', with Season 4 slated for this summer.
Previously, 'Squid Game' creator Hwang Dong-hyuk had indicated that the hit series would be returning for a Season 2.
'Squid Game' is by a long shot Netflix's biggest-ever TV show, based on the streamer's calculation that subscribers worldwide streamed 1.65 billion hours of the show in the first 28 days of its release on the platform.
In Season 1, 456 cash-strapped contestants are invited by a mysterious organisation to compete in a series of children's games with deadly consequences.
Netflix paid $21.4 million for the first season of 'Squid Game' and has estimated the series will deliver $891 million in what it calls "impact value", per confidential internal data that was leaked to Bloomberg.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe is set to star as Grammy-winning musician 'Weird Al' Yankovic in the Roku original movie 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story'.
The film is Roku's first original biopic and will be available to stream exclusively on The Roku Channel. The project is produced by Funny Or Die and Tango. Yankovic co-wrote the film's script with Eric Appel, who is also set to direct the project, reports variety.com.
The official 'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story' synopsis from Roku reads: "The biopic holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like 'Eat It' and 'Like a Surgeon' to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle."
'Weird: The Al Yankovic Story' takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic's life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.
"When my last movie UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork. I'm very happy to say we're on schedule," said Yankovic in a statement.
"And I am absolutely thrilled that Daniel Radcliffe will be portraying me in the film. I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for."
Colin Davis, Roku's Head of Original Scripted Programming, added: "There clearly aren't enough biopic movies about famous musicians and we were excited to shine a light on the incredibly true, unexaggerated story of Weird Al.
"This is sincerely the ultimate combination of talent, creativity, and friends, coming together to make something genuinely funny and we could not be prouder to call this film a Roku Original."
"Weird Al" Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time and a five-time Grammy winner. The musician's 2014 release Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at number one on Billboard's Top 200 chart.
Production on the biopic begins in Los Angeles in early February.
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who was most recently seen in cricket drama '83', refuses to be put in a box creatively.
The 'Bajirao Mastani' actor likes to be limitless and explore his craft in his constant pursuit for artistic excellence.
Ranveer reveals, "My constant endeavour is such that you cannot put me in a box. You can't define me. I don't wish to be defined because I feel defining something by its fundamental nature would be limiting me. As a creative person I would like to believe that I have no limits. That I the possibilities within my craft are limitless, that they be infinite."
The actor adds that there's no end to how many characters he could play for the screen, "There is no end to how much I can explore and how many different people I can become. I hope I continue that and if I keep doing the same thing, then I am stagnating. I should probably take a sabbatical, gather more life experiences, put more different characters into my jholi and then come back to work."
On the work front, he has a string of upcoming releases including YRF's 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar', filmmaker Shankar's remake of his blockbuster 'Anniyan', Rohit Shetty's 'Cirkus' and Karan Johar's 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahan'.
MREENAL DESHRAJ has brought smiles to her millions of fans in the Small Screen industry, she is one of the most humble, down-to-earth actors in the television industry. The reason behind this is the family and cultural values she has received from the beginning of her childhood. Mreenal was born and spent her childhood in the most famous and vibrant cities of India – Nagpur”.
Though acting was never on her mind during her childhood days, Mreenal was very active in participating in school plays, Intra School acting competitions etc. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree, Mreenal moved to New Delhi to pursue her course in one of the premium institutes for Fashion Designing – “Indian Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT)”. After completing her course, she moved to Mumbai and entered the theatre industry. She established herself as a seasoned theatre artist and performed in seven plays.
After working in theatre for 5 years, she decided to explore unknown territories and joined the television Industry. She was offered a role in the Starplus television series with Balaji “Kahin to Hoga”. The serial “Kahin was a big hit and the audience applauded her role. She was offered a premium role in another big television serial “Ishqbaaz” and the serial became another super hit among the audience. Second part of the serial was soon announced under the name “Dil Bole Oberoi” and as expected Mreenal was an integral part of “Dil Bole Oberoi” too. Mreenal was also offered a role in a historical serial “MaharanaPratap”. She redefined the definition of looks for mothers and lead actors in Indian Television serials. She is determined to bring smiles to the faces of her fans for many more years.
Q: What and who inspired you to be in the entertainment & fashion industry?
I am in the entertainment industry by chance or perhaps by default destined to be part of this industry. During my childhood days, I used to be very curious to learn how different people spend their lives and were very keen to enter their shoes to understand their lifestyle. I always would observe different people for hours on how they dress up, how they maintain their hairstyle, how they walk and then would try to emulate them. The entertainment and fashion industry was a natural choice for me to meet my dreams and hobbies.
Q: How do you compare the Indian fashion industry with the present global benchmark?
India has made a lot of impact in the global fashion industry in the last few years. India’s middle class and its manufacturing sector have grown exponentially lately. These two forces, India’s strong economic fundamentals, and India’s vast technology-savvy young talents have made India very important for international brands to ignore India. Because of these dynamics, it is not a surprise that almost every international fashion brand has opened stores in India. Brands need to do their homework on Indian geography and culture to be successful. India has different fashion in north, south, east and west parts of the country. So, brands need to tweak their products a little to make their products suitable for the regional demands.
Q: What suits you in professional comfort – Theatre, small screen, or mainstream film?
I have started my journey from theatre. I believe real actors are born in the theatre industry. However, the audience is more attracted to the television and film industry. I have moved from the theatre to the television industry a few years back as I wanted to explore new fields and I am very comfortable now in the television industry. I will surely love to do a role in films if I get an opportunity to do an impactful role. These days, web series are also in demand. The only challenge is that working in films and web series needs continuous shooting dates at a particular location. So, I need to leave the television industry to do mainstream films or web series. If any opportunity comes the way that I feel will suit my profile, then I will love to do it.
Filed By Nithya Ramesh, Bureau Chief Entertainment & Fashion Desk