Major Hindi film stars do not claim the term Bollywood in Netflix’s docu-series, The Romantics – Priyanka Raina

Major Hindi film stars do not claim the term Bollywood in Netflix’s docu-series, The Romantics

By Priyanka Raina

Major names from the Hindi film industry were seen in the trailer of the much-awaited Netflix docu-series The Romantics voicing their displeasure about the term Bollywood. A tribute to the legacy of Yash Chopra, YRF and its cultural impact on India over the past 50 years, the docu-series sees a number of mega-stars question the identity, ‘Bollywood’, which some say was colloquially given to them by the West.

From Aamir Khan to Salman Khan, from Shah Rukh Khan to Ranbir Kapoor, from Amitabh Bachchan to Ranveer Singh, from Salim Khan to Rani Mukerji to Hrithik Roshan to Anushka Sharma, the mega-stars and icons of Hindi cinema are seen speaking out against the usage of the term ‘Bollywood’ because they don’t feel it’s inclusive of other film industries.

The Romantics has been directed by Oscar & Emmy-nominated film-maker Smriti Mundhra, who returns to Netflix after the phenomenal success of Indian Matchmaking and the Never Have I Ever franchise.

Smriti says, “I was surprised to learn how unanimously people in the industry hate the term Bollywood. But in hindsight it makes perfect sense. Who would want to be defined in the context of a totally different entity, especially with a term that feels reductive and derivative?”

She adds, “The Hindi film industry, and indeed all the regional industries that make up Indian cinema, are juggernauts unto their own. It’s just too bad that the word ‘Bollywood’ is so catchy!”

Netflix, one of the world’s leading entertainment services, in this four-part docu-series, will feature 35 leading personalities from the film industry, who have closely worked with YRF through its 50 years. They will collectively dive into the history of Hindi cinema showcasing YRF’s impact in making the industry and its leading stars a household name globally through its path-breaking and generation-defining films.

Catch the trailer of The Romantics here:

Interestingly, the head of the iconic Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra also recorded his first on-camera interview for ‘The Romantics’. Hearing him share insights about YRF and the Hindi film industry in this docu-series will be a huge highlight for the film fraternity, cinephiles & cinema audiences at large.

The trailer of The Romantics has been appreciated globally. Netflix will release The Romantics on Feb 14, 2023 as a tribute to Yash Chopra, oft regarded as the ‘Father of Romance’ in India because of his iconic romantic films like Silsila, Lamhe, Kabhi Kabhie, Veer-Zaara, Dil To Pagal Hai, Chandni, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, etc.

YRF is currently at an all-time high as their latest release Pathaan, the fourth film of YRF’s Spy Universe is breaking all records at the global box office. Pathaan is now the number one Hindi film worldwide and has become the biggest all-time blockbuster in the history of Hindi cinema.

YRF is home to some of the biggest blockbusters that Indian cinema has ever witnessed like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, War, Sultan, Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Mohabbatein, Dhoom franchise, to name a few.

It has also produced landmark content forward iconic hits like Chak De! India, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Mardaani, Band Baaja Baaraat, etc

Aditya Chopra records his first on-camera interview for ‘The Romantics’, a Netflix docu-series celebrating iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra & YRF’s legacy!

Aditya Chopra records his first on-camera interview for ‘The Romantics’, a Netflix docu-series celebrating iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra & YRF’s legacy!

By Priyanka Raina

Hindi Film Industry comes together for the four-part Netflix docu-series which features 35 personalities discussing the history of Hindi cinema through the lens of YRF’s impact on the Hindi film industry.

Feb 1, 2023, Mumbai: The reclusive head of the iconic Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra, has recorded his first on-camera interview for ‘The Romantics’, a Netflix docu-series celebrating legendary film-maker Yash Chopra, YRF’s legacy and its impact on Indian pop-culture for the last 50 years! The last time he gave an interview was for a print magazine in 1995! As superstar Hrithik Roshan says in the trailer, Aditya Chopra is regarded as the brain who shaped ‘the contours of the industry’ and hearing him share insights about YRF is a huge highlight for the film fraternity, cinephiles & Hindi cinema audience at large.

Netflix, one of the world’s leading entertainment services, will showcase the four-part docu-series featuring 35 personalities, including the mega-stars who have closely worked with YRF over the years. They will collectively dive into the history of Hindi cinema through the lens of YRF’s impact in making the industry and its leading stars a household name globally through its path-breaking and generation-defining films.

Catch the trailer of The Romantics here:

The trailer of The Romantics also revealed a stark fact wherein a number of iconic cinematic names hate the word ‘Bollywood’ which has been casually used for decades to describe the Hindi film industry. Bollywood, a portmanteau of Bombay (former name of Mumbai) and Hollywood was originally coined by the West to describe Hindi cinema. Over time Bollywood has grown to become a popular term today.

The docu-series, through the words of the mega-stars on Hindi cinema, will address the identity of Hindi film industry in the West and how these celebrities feel the term ‘Bollywood’ is not inclusive to other film industries of India and, thus, they despise it.

The Romantics will release on February 14, 2023 as a tribute to Yash Chopra, who is regarded as the ‘Father of Romance’ in India because of his iconic romantic films like Silsila, Lamhe, Kabhi Kabhie, Veer-Zaara, Dil To Pagal Hai, Chandni, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, etc.

The docu-series has been directed by Smriti Mundhra, who returns to Netflix after the phenomenal success of Indian Matchmaking and the Never Have I Ever franchises.

Pathaan trailer to be showcased on the iconic Burj Khalifa!

Pathaan trailer to be showcased on the iconic Burj Khalifa!

By Priyanka Raina

Pathaan has become one of the most anticipated films to release in India in a long, long time. Touted as one of the biggest ever action spectacles that audiences have seen in theatres, the visually spectacular Yash Raj Films’ action extravaganza, Pathaan, is part of Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe and has the biggest superstars of the country Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in it.

The hype around Pathaan is unprecedented and Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently in the Middle East for the International League T20, will witness the showcasing of his Pathaan trailer on the iconic Burj Khalifa, YRF confirmed. Here are the details…

Nelson D‘Souza, Vice President, International Distribution says, “Pathaan is one of the most eagerly awaited films of our times and a film like this deserves to be mounted in the grandest manner when it comes to presenting it to audiences. We are thrilled to announce that Dubai will be celebrating Shah Rakh Khan and Pathaan as the trailer of the film will be showcased on the iconic Burj Khalifa!”

He adds, “We are delighted that Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently in UAE for the International League T20, will make time to be present when the trailer plays out on one of the most significant architectural marvels of the world. SRK has unprecedented fan following in the UAE and we feel this activity befits the hype that Pathaan carries today, thanks to the overwhelming love that is being showered on it by his fans and audiences alike.”

YRF’s adrenaline pumping film, Pathaan, is set to release on Jan 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. All the assets of the film that YRF has released so far have turned out to be super-hits right from the teaser, the two songs – Besharam Rang & Jhoome Jo Pathaan – and the recently dropped trailer that has caused an internet meltdown!

Superstar Thalapathy Vijay unveils the Tamil trailer of YRF’s PATHAAN!

With Pathaan being dubbed in Tamil, superstar Vijay unveiled the Tamil trailer of YRF’s Pathaan today. Even Vijay is feeling the Pathaan buzz as he said that he is looking forward to seeing SRK in never seen before action sequences that have been attempted and shot for the first time in Indian cinema!

By Priyanka Raina

Vijay tweeted saying,

Pathaan is being touted as India’s biggest ever action spectacle that audiences have ever seen on the big screen. The visually spectacular Yash Raj Films’ action extravaganza, Pathaan, is part of Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe and has the biggest superstars of the country Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in it.

WATCH PATHAN TRAILER HERE

Directed by Siddharth Anand, YRF’s adrenaline pumping film, Pathaan, is set to release on Jan 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

No wants to Boycott Bollywood, Just increase CONTENT

It’s not about #BoycottBollywood ; its all about CONTENT In Indian Cinema

But Where’s Content . Today’s cinema has ZERO story with BAD MUSIC. We still listen 90s music to get the romantic feeling and positive vibes.

For example, I was watching Ram setu. Believe Me , could not even bare to watch more than 20 mins as I got a deep sleep

Today’s films are not films , they are good medicines of sleeping dose

2022 has only 3 hits ,rest all EPIC DISASTERS…

If not Boycot, just tell me, will you watch SHAMSHERA with family to give them headache ?

Will you watch Brahmastra, which is far away from Content and just a crap?

For example, A top production made AB MARD KO DARD NAHI HOTA, Sky is pink….Which were huge Disasters in content too , and they want us to watch SCRAP 🤣

Sorry thd CONTENT is missing and Bollywood going insane with term BOYCOTT ?

They are making such SCRAP and they want us that to watch 🤣 Sorry , Today’s audience are not fools that they will spend 500 on ticket and then take a DISPRIN tablets.

Increase your CONTENT like punjabi Cinema and then see…people will watch…

Every one loves to watch movies & people are watching SOUTH and #Punjabi movies 🎬

No one boycotted DRISHAYAM 2 , Kashmir files and Bhool Bhooliya 2 , make Good movies first then you have audiences

Thank you

Priyanka Raina

Ayushmann Khurrana’s new love is a Ducati Scrambler!

Ayushmann Khurrana’s new love is a Ducati Scrambler!

By Priyanka Raina

Young Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana‘a love for bikes is known by all. He was a part of the second season of Roadies which he won and this show catapulted him to get instant fame amongst the youth of the nation. biking has always been a passion for the artiste and looks like he has found new love in a swanky Ducati Scrambler!

Ayushmann revealed this in a new post today with the caption ‘Resolution for 2023 and life: to choose the road less traveled 🛣️🏍️’! In this video he is seeing riding his new bike in the streets of Chandigarh as he ushers in a new year with a promise to disrupt further in terms of film choices.

Ayushmann brought in the new year with his family in Chandigarh, in the house he grew up in. He spent the first week of this year soaking in the sun, writing poetry, riding his bike and spending time with his family.

He is now back in Mumbai shooting for Dream Girl 2.

Deepak Balraj Back in Direction with SHOT IN THE DARK , Check it out!

Producer Director Deepak Balraj Vij made “Hafta Bandh” and “Bomb Blast” and both the films were hit at box office. Apart from the big success another common thing between the two films was a brown jacket.

By Priyanka Raina

Jackie Shroff wore this jacket in “Hafta Bandh” and Ronit Roy donned it in “Bomb Blast”.
Now Deepak has the special attachment with this jacket and his forthcoming film “Shot In

The Dark-Hey Ram” will also have the lucky charm of this jacket. His son Bobby Vij is making his debut with this film and to assure the success of the film Bobby too has donned the same jacket.

Now, this is called hitting jackpot with jacket.

Shot in Dark – Hey Ram shooting to begin soon. The film Directed by Deepak Balraj Vij.

Thank you 2022 for adding MUSIC in me- Priyanka Raina

Last Day of Beautiful , Creative and ‘Musical’ Year 2022 which has built a New Addition in me

By Priyanka Raina

Playing Guitar 🎸 is itself meditation and am glad now can compose songs using basic Chords, Priyanka Raina says

Also when Bollywood was busy making ” Epic Disasters ” (Read my previous article) – I was actually innovating myself into new Addition into the world of MUSIC industry.

Except the SOUTH and Punjabi Cinema which actually saved Cinema, Bollywood only has THREE hits in 2022 leaving a huge list of DISASTERS .

Beautiful ‘Musical’ year which has built a sweet word MUSIC in me, which itself is getting into meditation . Glad I can now create layers ,combine them and make into a lovely composition ❤️

Looking forward into your Friend 2023 with lots more Creative innovations

Piano Tutorials by Priyanka

Thank you and Keep loving

  • #PriyankaRaina

Also guitar lessons by Priyanka Raina, on her most favourite iconic signature tune of 90s DDLJ.

See you soon in Lovely innovative 2023 , Till then Don’t forget to HIT SUBSCRIBE to our Channel

Kishori Shahane Makes it Big for her performance in Jeevan Sandhya (Marathi)

Well known actress Kishori Shahane Vij added one more feather to her already well decorated cap by winning Kaladarpan Special Jury Award for her sensitive performance in Marathi film “Jeevan Sandhya“.

By Priyanka Raina

The glittering award function was held on 27 Dec. at St. Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra and was very well attended by the big stars and names of Hindi and Marathi film industry.


The story of the film revolves around senior citizens and here for the first time Kishori played the role of an aged woman.


“This award is big achievement for me and it is helping me to boost my confidence to do challenging roles and to play characters which have depth. I am really thankful to all jury members and promise that now expect more and more powerful and sensitive performance from my side” she says delightfully.” , Kishori Shahane Vij says.

Kishori Shahane is popular actress of 90s who acted in Films BOMBLAST , Directed by Deepak Balraj Vij and many more.

Hence forth she acted in many marathi movies ,and by winning Big Boss Title in Marathi. Now she is MAST MAST girl in popular Television soap GUM HAI KISI KE PYAR MEIN .

Audiences will find it irresistible to dance to the beats of Jhoome Jo Pathaan’ : Siddharth Anand 

 
It’s party season and as promised by Yash Raj Films and Siddharth Anand, the makers are set to drop the second song from the film titled Jhoome Jo Pathaan.

By Priyanka Raina

After the humongous global hit in Besharam Rang, they are again giving audiences a dance track aimed at becoming a chartbuster by getting people to groove on the dance floor. What’s really exciting about Jhoome Jo Pathaan is Arijit Singh singing again for Shah Rukh Khan after delivering some of the biggest musical hits for him like Gerua, Hawayein, Zaalima, Manwa Laage, among others.
 
Siddharth says, “When we were planning Jhoome Jo Pathaan, I was clear that we should have Arijit Singh sing for Shah Rukh Khan. He is the number one singer of our country and we wanted him to sing for the number one evergreen superstar of our country! Arijit has weaved magic with his charismatic voice in this dance number that sees SRK and Deepika let their hair down and groove to the music.”
 
Jhoome Jo Pathaan has been picturised on SRK and Deepika, who are one of the biggest on-screen pairings in the history of Indian cinema given their epic blockbusters Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express and Happy New Year. So, the makers of Pathaan were dead set to give audiences an album that will go down in history as one of the most liked film albums of all time.
 
Siddharth adds, “Music plays a very vital role in my films and fortunately the music of my films have always been well reviewed. I have only tried to entertain people with the music of my film and I’m very, very particular about it because it adds a lot of value to the film and also to the viewing experience of audiences who are paying money to come and watch the films that we make. Jhoome Jo Pathaan is a song that I’m very proud of and extremely confident about. I think audiences will find it irresistible to dance to the beats!”
 
Pathaan is India’s biggest ever action spectacle for audiences. The visually spectacular Yash Raj Films’ action extravaganza, Pathaan, is part of Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe and has the biggest superstars of the country Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in it.

Directors Siddharth Anand and Priyanka Raina

Directed by Siddharth Anand, the adrenaline pumping film is set to release on Jan 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.