“I am not Perfect, That’s Aamir. If I am , I will b God”- Faissal Khan

The “Mela” fame actor and younger Brother of Superstar Aamir Khan, Faissal Khan finally hits with FACTORY as his “Debut” direction. Coming to Direction, Faissal had already assisted in films unlike “Jo jeeta wohi sikandar”, Tum mere ho”. Apart from Mela , other hit films as actor are “Madhosh“, “Dushmani” , “Border hindustan ka” and many more. The first time Director showers his baby with love , and is waiting to open theaters soon.

By Priyanka Raina

Faissal Khan tells on board to Priyanka Raina, “That earlier too which ever projects I was even acting , was completely involved in it , weather its assistant direction or production. So coming to direct a film wasn’t surprising for me , earlier Sharik Bhai was suppose to direct but things didn’t work out, so I felt that I have a very good potential , A vision that would make it a perfect day.”

On this Priyanka tells, “Coming to perfect , how perfect are you” . Faissal replies in cunning way, “I am not perfect by any chance, That’s Aamir. I am simple man who has a vision. If I will be perfect , I will be God

Also coming to singing Faissal Khan has a sung a Romantic number in upcoming FACTORY, as he had learnt singing in past, taken classical training. “As many actors have sung in the past, so I thought why not give it a try”, Faissal Khan marks with a smile. With this Director Faissal Khan introduces his star cast of film Factory – Roaleey Ryan as Natasha, Ribbhu Mehra as Rahul, Rajkumar Kanoja as Tommy , Sharad Singh as Ajit Bhalla and coming to myself, I had played the character of Yash Kadam.

Here you can watch characters in the video below, introducing themselves at ZOOM meet

Watch Factory Video full part Shot on Zoom (Part 1)

Watch FACTORY video full part (Second part)

FACTORY will be soon coming close to you , definitely first will be looking towards the theaters when it opens and then followed by OTT. If you liked the article , then don’t forget to mention your name in the “Comments” section below. Till then take care and Stay safe !

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Birthday Wishes to Neetu Kapoor on ZOOM Birthday night !

“First of all , Thank you Neetu Kapoor mam for taking out your prestigious time with your wonderful fans organized by Sanjana Iyer on ZOOM at Birthday night and was lovely talking to you on your iconic journey of films right from Do dooni chaar when you were 5 to Do kaliyan (When you were 8 ) to your comeback film now with Jug jug jiyo” – Priyanka Raina

By Priyanka Raina

Priyanka Raina : Starting from your journey right from your childhood when you acted in movie “Do kaliyaan” to you comeback film “Jug jug jiyo”, what was you experience when you faced camera after so long ?

Neetu Kapoor : I was actually nervous, you have to remember dialogues , the say it , was a bit hard but fun , although a different experience. And as I go covid while shooting Jug Jug jiyo , so had to travel back to Mumbai and then Chandigarh. One more thing “Do kaliyan” was not my first childhood film, that came much later when was eight years old. I had acted in “Do dooni chaar” when was five years old. and I had come back some years back with “Do dooni chaar” only which was featuring Rishi Kapoor.

Priyanka Raina : Oh that’s great. Also I had been seeing your amazing fitness videos on yoga , its so inspiring to youth. What message would you like give to youth on Fitness journey ?

Neetu Kapoor : Fitness is always something I am focused on, As I lost many friends due to over weight, also my mother Rajee Singh had weight problems and I had made clear to myself that I will never leave yoga. And fitness is something that everyone should care on. because Body is the place you live in , and one must respect it. You are all young, you must take care of yourselves from now- Do Yoga as it gives relaxation with freshness to your minds.

Priyanka Raina : If am not wrong, was seeing your Cindrella movie . Your mom Rajee Singh acted in it naa – Pari role

Neetu Kapoor : (Excited) Oh yaa, she had acted in couple of my films , one was Cindrella . Also she was seen standing on local shop in movie “Doosra Aadmi”

Priyanka Raina : Lovely, apart from your movies ….. I had seen now all Raj Kapoor films and became a huge fan of him. Tell me some of your favorite Raj Kapoor films?

Neetu Kapoor : Raj Kapoor – He was a Legend. My favorite movies are Sangam and “Hum dil de chuke sanam“. These are films I can watch any time and I would never get bore. What cinema he had created, Timeless!

Then she introduced her Son in law “Bharat sahni” first to us on ZOOM call , followed by Riddhima , and samara . Aslo Karisma and Kareena were joined for a bit.

Priyanka Raina : Exactly ! As my generation would never knew about Legend Raj Kapoor. I myself knew about him after reading the book “Khullam Khulla“. And then had seen all Raj Kapoor movie and was totally taken aback.

Khullam Khulla moment

Neetu Kapoor : Khullam Khulla ! (Takes a deep breathe) It took almost two years to write that book. He (Rishi Kapoor) use to say story on phone call and editor use to write accordingly. There were almost so many drafts before went for final cut. When I read it, use to say “Edit this” and He (Rishi Kapoor) bindaas use to tell “Let it be , let everyone read about the journey, the truth”. But that’s how he was actually on twitter too, he spoke straight from his heart, never scared of anyone.

Priyanka Raina : Hmm and there are also some lovely Raj Kapoor sets on your Pune farm of the song “Ghar aaya mera pardesi” and “Ram teri ganga maili”.

Neetu Kapoor : Oh yes…

Priyanka Raina : Coming to your fans , There ‘s lovely Digital poster designed by Vishu for your Birthday event.

Neetu Kapoor : Oh lovely ,Thank you Vishu so much

Priyanka Raina : As we conclude , can know the approximate date of Jug jug jiyo release.

Neetu Kapoor : It all depends on current situation , it may go until next year. As situation gets normal , we will be shooting last part of it in September. Lets see when the theaters get open ..

Priyanka Raina : Theaters will reopen very soon , when everyone gets vaccinated , until then we all have take care and stay safe.

Well that’s was lovely interaction with Neetu Kapoor on her birthday night with lots of cinema talks.. If you like article , then do post your feedback on comments section below

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Rajpal Yadav and Apoorva Vyas to Hit Three projects simultaneously (2 min Read)

Here’s the good news for the Covid hit film industry. Bollywood is coming back on tracks and the good news is writer-director and producer Apoorva Vyas has announced three projects with Rajpal Yadav and all three will be shot abroad.
At the posters unveiling ceremony of all three projects Apoorva Vyas announced that he will make a web series titled “The Code In Hungary” and two feature films named “Father On Sale” and “Krazy King” and Rajpal will star in all three.

By Priyanka Raina

“The Code In Hungary” is spy drama and this eight episodes Hinglish web series will be majorly shot in Hungary. Here Rajpal Yadav to play Interpol director and Seema Pandey will enact the role of Interpol officer.

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The film “Father On Sale” is emotional family drama and Rajpal will play the role of rags to riches father and the film will also star Hemant Pandey, Manoj Pahwa and Tanya Desai. This film be shot in UK and 18 artists from UK will also act in it. 

Second film “Krazy King” will have Rajpal in title role and this film will be a tribute to all time great comedian Charlie Chaplin. It will be shot in USA and many Hollywood artists including Morgan Freeman and Martin Sheen will also star in it. 

According to director Apoorva Vyas I he is thrilled to direct Rajpal in all three projects and it’s challenging job to present him in never seen before type roles in all three projects.

Rajpal too is excited and he says,” I have done around 200 films in 24 years and never repeated myself. Post “Jungle” I was offered 50 films with the same roles but I refused all. When Apoorva offered me these three projects the first thing appealed me was the variation in all three projects and there was no similarity so I said yes to all three”. 

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“15th June” Historic Day in Indian Cinema| 20 years of LAGAAN & GADAR

Celebrating a “Historic” moment in the Indian Cinema. Yes on 15th june 2001 – Two movies LAGAAN and GADAR were released, and both were Blockbusters on Box Office.

LAGAAN and GADAR – Movies which had good songs , Emotions as both were based on “partition” , Love stories and above all they were rich in “Content” which made it a All time Blockbuster.

By Priyanka Raina

Lagaan -Very first movie of “Aamir Khan Productions” featuring Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, AK Hangal and many more. Also it was the directorial Debut of Ashutosh Gowarikar. Sharing a small trivia about film, which initially I saw in making during my “Direction” coarse.

Did you know initially the story of “Lagaan” was rejected by Aamir Khan? . So as a result, Ashitosh Gowarikar wet to his home , locked him selves and started rewriting the story of Lagaan again. This took a long duration of six months.

So after finishing , he met Aamir Khan .Aamir Khan , “Where had you been for so long?” . On seeing story Aamir says, “Don’t tell me that you had been wasting time in that crap”. Ashitosh requests that pls listen one time , and just tell hows it.

Aamir Khan agreed to listen and so the program of narration was made with few more guests from film fraternity. In guests were even veteran producer Jhamu Sungadh. This time Ashutosh started narrating and as narration was going on, people started taking interest in it, also laughing on emotional moments. All this was noticed by Aamir Khan.

After listening to story for at least three to four times, Aamir Khan finally agreed to do film. But he thought for a moment, ” This movie where Director has to get full liberty, so who can be such producer who can blindly invest?”. “There cant be better producer then me, but I am acting and how can I produce”, Aamir Khan said to himself and at moment he brought his wife Reena Roy on board “This is your company, manage the production as I am acting” . Henceforth the process of Lagaan began with so many things simultaneously at one moments. Like on one hand location was sorted in “Bhuj” where the whole village was created . Here what I saw from outside there were small huts , but inside there were Engish toilets , adding sofa and air conditioners as temperature was too hot at time.

At same time in Mumbai, auditions process was going on . Here the actors have to come in village dress so that one gets a better look for film. Once actors were selected, Aamir Khan thought again “This is a movie where entire unit has to be together, in all it should look like a village” . So he booked every actor Six lakhs per month for 6months (36 lacs) and told “now just focus on work, do case study when we reach location”.

Actors reached location and started practicing like one making pots , one catching hen and etc. For cricket crowd , tons of people were called from villages nearby , giving them packet of biryani each. Isnt this seem a full fledge picnic, no wonder the film was a blockbuster.

Now coming to GADAR EK PREM KATHA, featuring Sunny Deol , Amrish Puri, Amisha Patel, Utkarsh and directed by Anil Sharma. Movie proved to be a hard hitting film on Box office.

Some scenes unlike “Handpump” effect became the iconic moments to cherish upon. Indeed what a day in Indian Cinema. Will we ever get such kind of film in Indian Cinema, The question is still alive”, – Priyanka Raina

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Aditya Chopra starts vaccinating members of the Hindi film fraternity, ushers in hope that industry will restart soon

India’s biggest production house, Yash Raj Films, had pledged to vaccinate the members of the Hindi film industry and we have confirmed information that Aditya Chopra has started the much-needed vaccination drive that will enable these workers to resume working. This ushers in a massive ray of hope for the media and entertainment industry of India that has been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic since last year. 

By Priyanka Raina

Aditya Chopra has opened the doors to his sprawling YRF studios for this vaccination drive that will look to inoculate at least 4000 workers in its first phase. YRF has pledged that it will do its best to vaccinate 30,000 registered members of the FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees). The company has already vaccinated its employees in an earlier drive that happened within the YRF Studios in Mumbai.

Akshaye Widhani, Senior Vice President, Yash Raj Films, says, “After inoculating all the employees at YRF, we started vaccinating the crew members of our films and we are now delighted to have started the vaccination drive for the Hindi film industry. This will result in the daily wage earners of our industry to return to work and provide financial stability for themselves and their families.

The drive will have to take place in phases, given the huge number of vaccines that are required to cover the industry. In the first phase, that starts today, we would be able to inoculate at least 3500-4000 people. YRF is committed to provide a helping hand in restarting the industry that has been hit hard by the pandemic.”

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Raj Kapoor Incredible friendship with Majrooh Sultanpuri gave us precious Treasures in Indian Cinema !

“The cinema that was made by “Raj Kapoor” will always be special in History of Indian Cinema , and guess when we will see those cinematic days in todays cinema “, – Priyanka Raina 

By Priyanka Raina

Priyanka Raina at Raj Kapoor Memorial in Pune

Being a Raj Kapoor fan , sharing a trivia about how it all started . As we all know that Raj Kapoor movies had incredible music, songs which melted our heart. And it all started when a struggling lyrics writer Majrooh Sultanpuri came into the eye as he was trusted friend of Jaddanbai.

Jadanbai (Nargis Dutt’s Mom)

 Jaddanbai was Nargis Dutt “s Mom who use to accompany her to sets .As Raj Kapoor and Nargis Dutt were shooting two movies at that time, One day when Jaddanbai could not go to sets , so she requested her assistant writer MAJROOH SULTANPURI to go to shoot. The film then being made was AAG, which was produced and directed by Raj Kapoor.

Starting with poetic conversation on sets, soon Raj Kapoor asked him to pen a song on situation and Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote song “Raat ko ji chamke taare”. This song was recorded by composer Ram Ganguly in the voices of Mukesh and Shamshad Begum.

Now Raj Kapoor loved the way Majrooh used to pen songs and soon he became the solo lyricist of ANDAZ which was produced and directed by Mehboob Khan, which was released in same year of Raj Kapoor’s Barsaat where he introduced another fresh pair of lyricist HASRAT JAIPURI and SHAILENDRA.

When Melodies were ruled by LOVE in Indian Cinema

However Raj Kapoor was observing Majroh Sultanpuri ‘s rapid progress as when he wrote poem against Jawaharlal Nehru at meeting orgaised for mill workers in mumbai where he clearly mentioned him as “Hitlor”.

Majrooh was asked to apologize , and he refused to do so saying “Writer has no limitations” and he was jailed. In jail, when Raj Kapoor went to visit him and he asked, “So Mr. writer , what is the song that you have been thinking about current situation? 

On this Majrooh incidentely wrote “DUNIYA BANANEWALE KYA TERE MANN MEIN SAMAYI , KAAHE KO DUNIYA BANAAYI” which was then penned for Teeseri Kasam movie. The song meant “O creator of this world, what came into your mind? Why did you create this world.” .

Raj Kapoor imediately paid him 1000 rupees for that song which was quite high that time as lyrics were paid only 150 Rupees. With the permission of Majrooh Sultanpuri , Raj Kapoor appointed Lyrics writers Hasrat Jaipuri and Shankar Jaikishan for finishing of song. This song was then sung by Mukesh and composed by Shankar Jaikishen.

In 1973, Raj Kapoor signed Majrooh Sultanpuri for his own production RK BANNER with the movie Dharam Karam which was directed by his son Randhir Kapoor.

Majrooh then wrote the iconic legendary song EK DIN BIK JAAYEGA sung by Mukesh which became a huge classical song for years. So this was how Raj Kapoor immense love for Music in Indian cinema , and we got some incredible songs to be loved forever. And Majrooh Sultanpuri hence wrote all songs for RK Banner .

Isn’t that an Incredible Love for cinema which would be remembered for years, guess when we will get those days back where Love had no boundaries.

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Ritesh Deshmukh shows Love for “Regional” Cinema in order to make more Marathi movies

In these crucial times , its important to stay at home, stay safe and wait for your turn to get Vaccinated. Also you can discover yourselves in so many manners, Here Riteish Deshmukh chats with Priyanka Raina about his production, contribution towards “Regional” cinema and producing more “Marathi” movies

By Priyanka Raina

Also Ritesh says , “I know making regional movies is a language bar , as out of one state = No one understands your language. South Indian film has a huge market , similarly in north talking of Punjabi cinema which is doing huge. Talking on Marathi cinema, at least we should get 100 screens , so that Marathi filmmakers can survive.

Ritesh Deshmukh is excited to start his next movie based on life of Shivaji maharaj, which will go more on the life of marathas, watch live session o know more

Watch the Entire Live session here

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Hello Charlie (Review) | Complete Laughter Riot | Jackie Shroff | Aadhar Jain

Directed by : Pankaj Saraswat, Advait Kapoor, Pranay Punjabi
Produced by : Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidwani
Banner : Excel Entertainmene
Cast : Jackie Shroff, Aadhar Jain, Siddhant Kapoor, Darshan Zariwala,Shloka Pandit, Rajpal Yadav
Review by : Priyanka Raina

Talking on comedy films, Excel Entertainment had earlier produced FUKREY which turned out to be complete laughter riot with entertainment , and loved by audience. Now lets see upcoming “Hello Charlie”

Hello Charlie is a story of MD Makwana ( Jackie Shroff) who didn’t like bananas and is running from Mumbai after taking a loan of 200 CR. Another character of Charlie (Aadhar Jain) who is coming to Mumbai to pay loan of 15 lacs. And when they both meet , in short TOTO and CHARLEI is a complete laughter riot on Amazon Prime.

Watch full Video (Review) by Priyanka Raina here

Review : Just go for this complete laughter riot , and the Gorilla and charlie will make you feel crazier

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hello Charlie featuring Jackie Shroff, Aadhar Jain, Siddhant Kapoor, Darshan Zariwala,Shloka Pandit, Rajpal Yadav on Amazon Prime from 9th April 2021

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Well Done Baby (Review)|A sweet moment on Relationships especially on “New” arrival

Directed by: Priyanka Tanwar
Produced by : Anand Pandit Motion Pictures
Cast : Pushkar Jog , amruta
Review by : Priyanka Raina

Lets talk a bit on “Relationships” before we enter into “Well Done Baby” , Remember long back a film came titled “Salaam Namaste” which was based on a living relationship , and how relationship grows when a baby comes. Entire procedure of Nine months is shown with such delicate moments.

Now coming to Well Done Baby made in “Marathi” language , picturized in the outskirts of London city . Well Done Baby is a story of Aditya (Pushkar Jog) and Meera (Amruta Khanvilkar) who are married , but ready for “Divorce” . And how their relationship grows into sweetness with hearing the GOOD NEWS.

Entire phase and moments during pregnancy starting from Yoga to baby sitting is shown beautifully to fall in love with . check out video review by Priyanka Raina

Watch Video review by Priyanka Raina

Rating:  THREE AND HALF stars

THE WELL DONE BABY featuring Pushkar Jog, Armruta and Directed by Priyanka Tanwar is airing on Amazon Prime from 9th April 2021

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The Big Bull (Review)| “Truth to Manipulate” | Abhishek Bachchan

Directed By: Kookie Gulati

Produced by : Anand Pandit Motion pictures and ADF films

Cast : Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D Cruz, Ram Kapoor, Saurav Shukla,

Review By : Priyanka Raina

Firstly let me admit that first as I thought that Big Bull may reflect shades of Guru , its nothing like that . The movie Big bull is much more prior to that.

(The Story ) – The Big Bull is story of a share broker (Abhishek Bachchan) who just knows to make money from stock exchange by assuring everyone profits too, but how he manipulated by the richness and power .

Also move gives a message that if you have dreams , you will to do anything , then no one can stop you from achieving it.

Watch THE BIG BULL (Video Review) by Priyanka Raina here

Rating: FOUR Stars

THE BIG BULL featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D Cruz, Ram Kapoor, Saurav Shukla, on Disney Plus Hotstar from 8th April 2021

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