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Priyanka Raina is an Indian Film Critic, Short Film Director to have Directed Seven Short Films like ZINDAGI, DUM, Clean And Green India, Who is Reponsible.
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Rishi Kapoor known as one of the most prominent and versatile actors in Bollywood, Like when ever a “Rishi Kapoor” film comes out , its obvious will be left by a message .as we can see in Mulk or 102 NOT out or Rajma chawal .
Rishi Kapoor who is busy with his release THE BODY releasing 13th December which also features Emraan Hanshmi in pivotal roles, has already started shooting for his next with wonderful and my Favourite JuhiChawla.
Yes, Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla starrr to be titled as SHARMAJI NAMKEEN, Directed by Hitesh Bhatia and produced by Excel Entertainment.
Rani Mukerji Chopra formally known as “Queen of Hearts” of Millions around there, Now guesses formally will be known for “Queen of Sequels” (Jokes apart)….
From playing a character who was affected by Tourette syndrome in HICHKI to a powerful Cop in Mardaani 2 , Rani Mukerji proudly says to Priyanka Raina “For shooting , I have to leave my Baby and come. So I ensure that films I choose are more driven towards society”
“Rapes is something that disturbs a Women inside you, For example if women is watching on TV at Home and we probably change the channel as it disturbs. But I think its the time to speak against it and work on it. As we are Filmmakers , so I choose Films as a medium to say my word” Rani Mukerji continues.
And SELF DEFENCE or Martial Arts is necessity , that I think every girl or Boy should learn for theor own safety.
Also continuing As Mardaani had a sequel on its success and even HICHKI is powerful Hit , So will us be seeing HICHKI 2 ? On this Rani Mukerji says (With Laughs) “Why not , Now I will be probably called as Sequel queen.
Well to add on , Rani Mukherji at a moment is more fascinated towards Content Driven films , and Adira loves singing and dancing so may will doing a light comedy film next where Adira can probably enjoy the mode in.
Watch MARDAANI 2 Trailer Here
MARDAANI 2 Releases in Cinemas near you on 13th Dec 2019
Rani Mukerji’s much-awaited next, Mardaani 2, sees her reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Mardaani 2 focuses on the rise in violent crimes by juveniles in India and has definitely sparked a conversation on the threat this poses on young girls.
Rani has been promoting the film actively and spreading the message of the film across India. Rani met super-cop Archana Tyagi, Additional Director General of Police & Chief of Maharashtra S.R.P.F, to ask her to shed some light on the issue of rise in crimes committed by juveniles. And, we got Rani to conduct an exclusive Q and A between the two women super achievers as they discussed everything from Archana’s j
Q: Rani Mukerji : What made you decide that you will join the police force and serve the people?
A: Archana Tyagi – See, initially I didn’t have any such plan of joining the police force, let me be very frank with you. I belong to a family of academicians. My parents are both into teaching department. So, I was also inclined towards teaching and I was a regular lecturer also. That’s a very noble profession but somehow, I was not meant to be a lecturer throughout my life. So I, went to JNU after finishing my Masters in Economics and I did my M. Phil there. JNU is a place where students from all over the country are there. Some are doing research and most of them are preparing for the UPSC examination, through which you get IAS and IPS officers. So I think that keeda… you know… it caught me there. I started preparing for that and in that process even I got exposed to so many things. I had written IAS and IPS because IAS is supposed to be the best service in the country. I got into the police service. Then I actually started thinking ki main police mein kya karungi? And you know … you suddenly realize that maybe I was meant for the service. That’s why I got selected. You know everything, woh boltein hai naa, in universe, comes around to fulfil everything. Even if at the back of your mind….
Q: Rani Mukerji : Tell me what was your parent’s reaction to this decision?
A: Archana Tyagi– Oh…it was very, very interesting. My parents (were) naturally happy and (they) feel very very proud ki bacccha IPS ban gaya. Because we are from the family of academicians. Hamare yahaan koi bhi government service me nahi tha. And my father’s father, my grandfathers were all the farmers. My father is the first one to get out of the village and you know educate himself, and educate all his siblings. My mother was, you know, there was no doubt in her mind that I should join the police force. But father, being a father, and feeling too protective towards you know his first born, I am the eldest in the family, so unke dimag me hamare liye sirf teaching job hi tha; you know, which is very safe, secure, you go, 7 baje jao 9 baje wapas aa jao. You know that kind of a thing, and you have the whole day to yourself and do whatever, look after your family and all. So he felt ki may be this job is not so good for my daughter. He was feeling ki yaar yeh to gadbad ho gaya. Can it be changed? This is the father’s reaction, though happy, proud, but feeling very, very protective ki ye kaise karegi? I will tell you what was my father’s concern. One is about the service being a male dominated service and challenging, unpredictable hours and work all that. He was worried about the…
Q : Rani Mukerji : Safety?
Archana Tyagi – Not the safety, shaadi! He was more worried ki abhi matlab who will marry. So, one is that you marry among your batchmates or you know somebody you find in the service is one. And, I said but I have already decided whom to marry and he is not in the services.
Q: Rani Mukerji : Amazing! This is also very similar to my story. My father was also not willing. That I become an actor.
Archana Tyagi– Haan! Aise hi parents sab… I feel women are more strong. My mother didn’t have even an inch of this thing ki Archana, think about it.
Q : Rani Mukerji : She is a true Mardaani!
Archana – Haan, true mardani. And she is also a teacher all the time. But there was another person in my life, who supported in that, that’s my would-be husband at that time. So he was studying with me in JNU and he said tumko is baar police, you will become an IPS officer. He was so confident; I don’t know how and why. He said you will become, don’t worry, tumhara ho jayega.
Q: Rani Mukerji : Rani – So now tell me how do you balance your work life and your family life? Because you just told me that you have a 19-year-old daughter.
Archana Tyagi – Yeah! You should ask her how she… (stops, smiles) so there has always been a trade-off, you have to have a trade-off. You can’t be ki apka career bhi bilkul boom karega and family bhi boom karegi. Aisa toh hoga nahi. But in my case it has been like this that initially, for my daughter was born in 2000. So, she is born after you know after 7 years of service. So jo mera initial period hai, that ASP-ship of Karad, my husband was in Bombay and I was there. And then I came to Thane, I did two full proper tenures without a baby, ok? And towards my end of the tenure in Thane I realized that I must start a family also. So as long I was you know not having a child, so it was all work, work, work all the time, okay. Once you have a child then you must give (time). So I took full 8 months of maternity leave.
Q: Rani Mukerji :Oh lovely!
Archana Tyagi – Full 8 months. Whatever the doctor said… that 6-months you should feed the baby only mother’s milk to the tee I followed that. And after 8-months and, and my seniors and my government they have been so supportive. A government job is very good you know in that sense. You have all these facilities and being an IPS officer there are so many other help is there. So, in terms of posting yes, once my daughter was born, I did take a little bit of backseat and with my husband also. We decided like this that when my career is going up you take a backseat and when your career is getting up I will. If it is required within the family, I will take a back seat. So, we have been able to manage it like that so far. And my husband has also sacrificed a lot. He left his foreign postings and came back to India, struggled to you know again establish himself. All that he has done. So I must thank, thank him for that. So it really happens…it’s not a big deal. It happens, it has happened in my case thankfully.
Q: Rani Mukerji :What do you do to unwind from all that you see and experience as a cop because it’s obviously a very very emotional?
Archana Tyagi – It’s very emotional… Main bahut…shuru shuru toh mein everything I used to take it very personally, okay? I will just give you one example. So, I was DCP in Thane city. So, my first raid was of a beer bar. I caught hold of whole lot of women and unko sabko police station mein hum le ke aa gaye… Vartak Nagar police station was the name of the police station and you won’t believe I was young and you know sitting among those women… Main raat bhar unke sath baithi rahi. You know because once you bring them in next day you have to take them to the court. 11 bajey court khulta hai and they started telling me that you know the stories so some were true, some may not be true. Thoda sa drama.. Thoda bataya…toh bahut hi soft stories bhi thi. Toh main itni affect ho gai ki mujhko…. and I felt ki these women are sitting in the police station, I must stay with them, you know? I should not leave them in the police station. There were 20 women with so many people around. And jab woh court gaye agley din tabhi main police station chhoda, you know?
In Karad (Satara), there were, we have handled and investigated a lot of murder cases and all. So there, there was one case in which the parents both were killed by the boyfriend of the doctor, who was a juvenile… the girl was juvenile, not even adult having an affair… caste, whatever so… they were killed in the field… when they were coming back from the field. Their hands were here, head was there… that kind of horrible case! I personally investigated it. We got the punishment for those two boys. That affected me so much you feel like crying… Initially I used to cry also and feel bad I take things personally and all. But I think over a period of time… I don’t say thick skin but you get used to it and you know, thoda sa takat aati hai. Mentally you become strong. But even today things do affect… You feel bad and you take it in a more matured manner… Maybe you can handle it much better.
Q: Rani Mukerji : But then are you able to unwind from all the information when you are at home with the family?
Archana Tyagi – No, I never take my office work to (my home). In 25-years of my career I have not taken a single file back home. That is all about the file and what all goes in my mind, others things also, even (during) 26 /11, I didn’t go home for 7 days… I was here. We had a taxi blast and all that happened. I didn’t go home. Even during Ganpati festivals, when you are in those kinds of postings, you don’t go home for many, many days. You just stay in the office and in your area. I have lot of hobbies. Lot of hobbies, means lot of hobbies.
Q: Rani Mukerji :Like?
Archana Tyagi – You won’t believe! And another thing is I like to learn something new every year. I give myself a year to learn something new, weather in the terms of physical activity or some game or something, or whether it is cooking or it is gardening or it is… Whatever it is. And here in this posting, I am getting so much of opportunities.
Q: Rani Mukerji : So you know cooking?
Archana Tyagi– I knew cooking but now I want to learn how to make cocktails. So, I want to learn bartending. I don’t drink, but learn something new this is one thing. See, I am not the outdoor type of person originally. When I joined the service… We are all kind of keetabi keeda kind of people… exam, exam and exams.
Q: Rani Mukerji : What kind of food you like to cook?
A: Archana – North Indian food. I cook all kinds of food, Chinese, I cook Italian, I cook Indian…
Q: Rani Mukerji : What’s your favourite dish?
Archana Tyagi – People say that I make very good chholas! There have been 3 parties on my 25th anniversary on 18. For 2-3 days the parties have been going on and I have been cooking myself. When I call people home, I cook myself. So, everybody was asking me mujhko iski recipe de do, mujhko uski recipe de do. My daughter is in music. I have had no music ears at all. But abhi uske saath thoda sa mazaa aa rahaa hai. I want to paint. Now, yesterday I decided to make painting… My daughter Ananya, she is a musician. I had been to an art studio yesterday to buy some paintings. So, I saw one painting of a girl sitting on a piano and playing. So, my constable insist ki madam, Ananya ke liye, yeh painting le ke chaliye. I said nahin yeh nahin le ke jaayenge, I won’t buy it, I will make it myself. I said I will just sketch, I am not a big sketcher, but I will come and paint it. So, I have done a deal with him. Now, every Sunday I will go and paint. And we are fond of dogs. Abhi main swimming bhi sikh rahi hoon achchhey se!
Q: Rani Mukerji : Kyaa baat hai! That’s amazing! There has been a rise in horrific crimes committed by juveniles.
Archana Tyagi – Yes.
Q: Rani Mukerji : How do you stay alert and your thoughts on how we as a society can do a bit to tackle it?
A: Don’t be complacent. One thing is that we think ki bachaa hai, you know, young hai toh you know, he is not capable of crimes. Complacency is not to be there. For women and the girls also they have to be alert all the time. We can’t say ki tum yeh kapde mat pehno, ya woh mat pehno. We can’t say that, because women-girls have to be out and you know a workplace and all these things… But yes, alertness is has to be there. You must get the signals. Women have you know that kind of you know say, they have that female instinct… use that, that should remain alive. See, we are women, we are not men. So hum agar hai female to humko apna you know, we have some sensibilities which we must be aware of. Aadmi Ban ke Kya karenge? That’s not the point at all. We are raising our girl child to become you know to go out in the world and prove themselves but we are not training our male child to handle those women. That is what the problem is.
Q: Rani Mukerji :Correct.
Archana Tyagi– So, once that happens at the family level, I think we will have more sensitive men in the society. And it will take some time. I think some beginning has been made but this aggression also needs to be handled, which I find is growing…
Q: Rani Mukerji : Aggression due to? Because you are tackling these people every day like when you talk to them and you ask them that why did you do crime like this what is the answer?
Archana Tyagi– Nahin, aisa answer toh koi nahin… I have been talking to them for few years now, but what I would (say)… If you look at the data, which I am not having it right now, it is not as if these kind of crimes are being committed by poor people or those who are unemployed or those who have nothing you know, social strata lower se aa haye hai aisa bhi nahin hai… You will find these kind of crimes from among those people who are also very affluent, who have everything in the world. They are running their industrial houses but still getting into this kind of a thing. So ultimately one has to start from the family only, and you raise your male child to be sensitive towards women. Police will do its job, government will do its job. You can’t have one police man per person. 125 crore policemen toh nahin kar saktey hai na? So that is very, very important.
WATCH MARDAANI 2 Trailer here
Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 will be Rani’s next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered 250 crores worldwide. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.
Directed By : Anees Bazmee Produced By : Anand Pandit Motion Pictures , Kumar Mangat Pathak Cast : Anil Kapoor , John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Uravash Rautela , Illena De Cruez, Saurabh Shukla Review By : Priyanka Raina
When ever films are made by Multi stars , Its obvious has to be team work. Like in past there are some brilliant ones unlike Biwi No 1, Andaaz Apna Apna , Ready where there are many actors and have won hearts . Now lets see how much chaayos on the PAGALPANTI Gang
Well to start with Pagalpanti is a story of Raj Kaushal (John Abraham) who joins hands with his Business Partners JANKI (Arshad Warsi) And CHANDU (Pulkit Samrat) in a small Crackers shop. And they meet Pandit who had predicted that RAJ KAUSHAL is unlucky and they will loss if they join him . Hence the shop burns.
Hence they start courier service where got first Order to deliver to RAJA SAHAB (Saurabh Shukla) and WIFI (Anil Kapoor) . Here ‘s when actual PAGALPANTI occurs , when their gift breaks . And what happens next is full of laughter (In short Pagalpanti). Interval is the Best point as will say IS JOHNY PAR PAISA LAGA DO.
Directions : Director Aneez Bazmee is one of rare filmmakers who portrays comedy with such detailing . Pagalpanti is full of comedy, songs and a tight screenplay that keeps you attached till the end
Music : Music by Nayeem Shabir adds on as “Remix” value as remixed the old songs UPER HUM HAIN ATKE YAARA and TERA BEEMAAR MERA DIL
Review : In short can say Is johny par paisa laga do , Join the Pagalpanti gang for a full laughter riot.
Rating : FOUR STARS
PAGALPANTI now in cinemas near you from 22nd Nov 2019, Join the gang
“Amritsar” where to start from – A city that makes me feel alive , Full of Energy, Freshness within and Lovely Punjabi Food that attaches to me. Ok Let me take first to my WaheGuru ji – Iconic Golden Temple.
Priyanka Raina at Golden Temple
Priyanka Raina at Golden Temple
Visiting Golden Temple gives you calm when you hear WAHEGURU Ji music that is offering in prayers.
Then coming to INDIA GATE , Let me tell Punjab has original India Gate
Then Iconic JALLIANWALA BAUG which has so many memories and Bravery of Sikhism , How Britishers fired when they were coming to celebrate festive.
Amar Jyoti (Jallianwala Baug)
Then so many hidden locations such as LUV KUSH sons of Lord Rama were born in PUNJAB and huge LUV KUSH temple in Punjab known as RamDheen.
Also iconic SADA PIND , Punjabi food and WAGAH BORDER which attaches the Two nations. Loved the most part when gate opens and TWO soldiers join hands together.
Then Last but not least , there s beautiful museum located in Amritsar Army Cant which has all Tanks , Jet planes and History on Sikhism to be proud of.
Sharing a Video where Priyanka Raina attached to roots makes a POT using pottery system.
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When ever films are based on Travels, We filmmakers research a lot. Like in my recent interview with Director Siddharth Anand who is known for Travels making, When I asked “How do you manage getting the locations perfect framed that goes with your characters”
On this Siddharth Anand replied to Priyanka Raina, “When am on break on my writing mode, I travel a lot mostly solo because then actually I get time to read book especially from Airports. Is hard to travel everywhere, so I make my locations the hero where my Audience can enjoy on 35 MM screen. My Locations are my biggest characters. That many of few filmmakers can actually frame it with story.
Coming to Priyanka Raina on Manali LOcations visit, “Manali is one of the Incredible Hill stations situated in the Himalayas”
How to reach Manali – To come to Manali , Its either way you go on a road Trip from CHANDIGARH which is 4 Hours 45 mins journey. Like I came from Chandigarh Airport to KULU Airport. Thrilled to see, KULU AIRPORT is a beautiful and small Airport on a HILL STATION.
KULU Airport Ticket counter
Then From KULU Airport to reach OLD MANALI is actually 55 KMS away which may take around 2 hours, so decided to see some locations on the way, as coming again travelling for hours would take time.
First been to this SHAWL factory where Shimla based shawl are created , Handcrafted shawls . It was lovely interacting with locals there on “How shawls are created, Real SUI DHAAGA ones ”
Will post a complete detailed story on it, on how shawl is created. This Shawl factory is around 30 mins away from KULU Airport
Then coming to RIVER RAFTING , which was 15 minutes away from KULLU AIRPORT, so thought of Discovering on how we experience siting in rides .
Believe me, its fun and scary too But I think that’s what we call it as “Adventurous”, Isn’t It?
Put on our Life jackets and Helmets , took the boats down through a CURVE that cnnected ROad to water straight. And then ready to rock and roll for a complete hilarious ride
Well there’s lots more which will be coming shortly, till then dont forget to follow our blog to get complete details on INCREDIBLE INDIA by Incredible Priyanka Raina.
Till then Enjoy a short video posted by Priyanka Raina enjoying and playing with snow on the outskirts of Gulabo, Manali
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Chandigarh how should I define about the city, A well planned city with sculptures of Architecture almost in every street. Well to say , In my Short LOCATIONS visit at Chandigarh which is also one of the Union Territories of Incredible India – Moment entered captivated my eye sight with lovely architecture of CHANDIGARH airport
Staying at 20 minutes away from Airport at Hotel Glades in Chandigarh in the heart of MOHALI was incredible . Starting day at Glades with rich breakfast unlike Masala Omlette , Egg Bites and Masala Idli which is actually yummy. IDLI with punjabi Tadka.
Just been for day , Nothing was incredible with starting with the blessings of WaheGuru by visiting GURUDWARA at Chandigarh
Then thought of captivating incredible road of Chandigarh with Greenery allover along with museum which was enrich with its architecture. posting a few pictures that will be the eye opener for locations #IncredibleIndia.
Then was followed by ROCK GARDEN and ROSE GARDEN of Chandigarh which is a major eye opening for Tourist attraction which has waterfall unlike LONAWALA of Maharashtra , followed by history of Chandigarh
Rose Garden , Chandigarh
Rock Garden , Chandigarh
Also places which saw was YUVRAJ SINGH ACADEMY which was 20 mins away from Sec 55 , Mohali Chandigarh.
Remember Short Film Zindagi , Directed by Priyanka Raina and Written by Kapil Kaustubh Sharma – which s Hitting milestones of 44 Millions on you tube. And Kapil Sharma celebrates Birthday with friends Dharmesh Darshan, Anil Sharma , Sanjay Sharma, Sahila Chaddha, Priyanka Raina, Sonam and many more at Sin City lounge.
Directed By : Abhishek Pathak Produced By : Anand Pandit Motion Pictures Cast : Sunny Singh , Sharib Hanshmi , Maanvi Gagroo, Saurabh Shukla, Gagan Arora Review By : Priyanka Raina
Before we come to Ujda Chaman , Let us talk about Cinema where films are made which are attached with sentiments of Common Man. Beauty is not everything , even a man who is not handsome has a life or Girl who is not so good looking carries a life. Previosly have seen DUM LAGA KE HAISHA which took my heart completely. And today got a same pinch after seeing Story of CHAMAN KOHLI
Well , Udja Chaman is story of Chaman Kohli (Sunny Singh) – A 30 year old Bachelour and is Hindi Lecturer in college. Due to Growth structure in hair , he is being rejected from getting married. This was making him frustrated until he met APSARA (maanvi Gagroo) which changed completely , that Beyond Looks also there is life.
Will not reveal much about story , As it reveal suspense but would like to say that UDJA CHAMAN is attached to sentiments of Common Man , His emotions in day to day life , His hardships if not getting a girl for marriage.
Also a addition , there is Guy who plays Peon (Sharib Hanshmi) in College . When he talks to his wife, Chaman often thinks he is so lucky , he found his love as beautiful. And when family is watching TV , to show religion difference indirectly was indicated through GADAR dialougue “MUSALMANI HAI”.
Direction : Direction is just up to mark , which carries emotions, sentiments and all characters are well justified . Loved this cocktail which kept me tied up till the end. Interval is the Best point when the two Lovers meet like never before.
Music : Loved all songs weather its CHAND KHILA or TWINKLE TWINKLE and best part is that songs are attached to the story.
Watch Video Review By Priyanka Raina
Review : This Chaman is just Brilliant piece of Cinema which will leave you with so many messages on Humanity. Wont reveal much , Just go for it and experience another DUM LAGA KE HAISHA