Harper Collins India to publish Bollywood icon Rani Mukerji’s memoir on her birthday! By Priyanka Raina
Marking her debut as an author, powerhouse actor Rani Mukerji tells it all in her candid, intimate autobiography set for release on her birthday, March 21, 2023!
A sure-shot treat for her fans and readers, the memoir is a deeply personal, disarmingly honest account of Rani’s inspiring journey. It will give readers a look into the Bollywood icon’s life like never before.
HarperCollins India is delighted to announce the acquisition of actor Rani Mukerji’s autobiography to be published on March 21, 2023.
Rani Mukerji says, ‘In the 25 years that I have so lovingly spent in the Indian film industry, I have never spoken my heart out about my life and my journey in cinema. As women in cinema, we are constantly judged and the book delves into my personal trials and tribulations and the impact it had on me, as I navigated the industry and my career. I haven’t had the time to pause, look back on my life, retrospectively and introspectively. This memoir was my way of reminiscing what I have been through right from my childhood. This one’s for my fans and for every single person who has given me boundless love and kept me grounded. I look forward to their reactions when this book releases on my birthday next year, making the day even more special!’
Bushra Ahmed, Senior Commissioning Editor, HarperCollins India, says, ‘For many of us who grew up in the 2000s, Rani Mukerji was everything an actor should be: beautiful, refreshingly different and a compelling performer. She belongs to that time in cinema when stars sparkled on the silver screen without the razzle-dazzle of social media fame; an actor who stands on the might of her powerful portrayals of women in her films. This memoir is a treat for readers and we couldn’t be happier that she has chosen HarperCollins to publish her memoir with.’
About the author – Rani Mukerji
It seems only yesterday that she smiled her way into filmdom but Rani Mukerji has been enthralling us for over two decades now. With unforgettable performances in memorable films like Black, Veer-Zaara, Yuva, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, No One Killed Jessica, Mardaani and Hichki, to name a few, she has received countless awards and accolades. Rani has given the film industry some of its biggest hits and most influential female protagonists.
About HarperCollins Publishers India
HarperCollins Publishers India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins Publishers India publishes some of the finest writers from the Indian Subcontinent and around the world, publishing approximately 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalogue of more than 2,000 titles across 10 imprints. Its authors have won almost every major literary award including the Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Award, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Award, Publishing Next Award, Tata Literature Live Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Prize, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins Publishers India also represents some of the finest publishers in the world including Oneworld, Bonnier Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet.
HarperCollins Publishers India is also the only publisher to have been awarded the Publisher of the Year Award three times: at Publishing Next in 2015, and at Tata Literature Live! in 2016 and 2018.
There are so many movies in Indian Cinema which are totally missed out , and washed away because it got Bad reviews, isn’t it?
But why are movies being Trashed ? The meaning of “Review” is to tell that what’s there in film, its story , Music and message . Review doesn’t mean searching ‘Controversies’ within movie😂 . We will tall about a GURU DUTT classic movie KAGAZ KE PHOOL which I recently watched after seeing Movie CHUP , Directed by R BALKI.
Before we talk on movie , let me ask “HowmanyrememberGuru Dutt ‘s Birthday?” This question was beautifully framed in movie CHUP REVENGE OF ARTIST By Director R Balki. This is what pinched me to see Cult classic.
Well Kagaz ke phool is all about Filmmakers journey , portrayed by GURU Dutt himself on how he discovers his Paro (The beautiful Waheeda Rehman) when he goes to meet his family.
Kagaz ke phool gives a lovely message that “Fame doesn’t stay with you lifelong, so never be proud of. Fame requires lots of struggle , hardwork and dedication “
Watch Full movie KAGAZ KE PHOOL
And don’t repeat the same mistake of missing out Cult classic KAGAZ KE PHOOL because of Critics . Watch a beautifully framed CHUP REVENGE OF ARTIST By RBALKI sir
R Balki who always stands for creating Masterpieces , For example you see PADMAN touching a sensitive topic giving a powerful message .
We all are aware of Guru Dutt s Kagaz ke Phool , But what happened that he was unable to make a single film after that?
“Critics” ka Critic – Feels so sad , that if filmmaker will not pay money they will Trash movie badly in a bin.
And even a biggest Kalank Disaster movie is given Four to Five Stars , because Makers fill Critics pockets by gifts and Money.
Watch CHUP Trailer here
Chup movie will tell the phase of “Kagaz ke phool” , and requests every Critic thst films are made out of Blood. If Makers are not able to pay, and if film is good – Don’t trash film so that one has to think to make next.
Remember, it’s Audience who is biggest critics As they are paying their hard earned money.
Chup featuring Sunny Deol releases in Cinemas on 23 Rd Sept 2022
Before I start reviewing Punjabi films , let me take you to a bit flashback. Since Three months , Bollywood is in competition of “Who will give the Biggest DISASTER ” . And after Shamshera, have stopped watching New releases in Bollywood .
Coming to Punjabi Cinema , They don’t forget their culture. Love the way it started by taking blessings of Waheguru ji🙏 Showing Picture of Golden Temple.
Movie has its simplicity, cultures and make everybody laugh by dialogues. One more thing I liked, they don’t forget their Roots
Coming to Latest Punjabi release “Yaar Mera Titliyaan Warga” , Directed by Vikas Vashisht and Featuring Gippy Grewal, Tanu Grewal in lead roles is a total Cult comedy based on current trend of “Social media”.
Basically Yaar Mera Titliyaan Warga is a story of Gurmail (Gippy Grewal) and Kainth (Tanu Grewal) who are happily married. And how love starts becoming less after 5 years when responsibility comes. Here Gurmail s friend suggests him to “Make Facebook friends” so he will love his wife more- The trend of Social media . Now what happens next is complete 2 Hours laughter riot , in short can say A COMPLETE PACKAGE OF FAMILY ENTERTAINER with strong social message.
Review: I strongly Recommend everyone to watch Yaar Mera Titliyaan Warga.
Yaar Mera Titliyaan Warga releases in Cinemas on 2nd Sept in India , UK , Canada, Australia, UAE Circuits. Watch now at your nearest cinemas and Get complete entertained.
Before Talking on Cuttputlli , Let’s Flash ourselves a bit taking to Childhood memories of Late 90s era. Remember that time MITHON CHAKRABORTY who was once on top and suddenly he gave 40 flops in a row. But that time There were no OTT s so film eventually had to turn Disaster releasing in theater.
Akshay Kumar might be thinking to break Mithun Da s record by giving Fifth flop in a row , so he releasing film almost every month. CUTTPUTLLI would be Fifth flop of AKSHAY KUMAR in a row , so he decided to release on HOTSTAR (OTT)
Well , CUTTPUTLLI is a story of London return writer (Akshay Kumar) who has researched on a crime Thriller for seven years and is narrating to producers , so that he can Direct a film. In short, now AKSHAY KUMAR wants to Direct a film 🤣
Twist comes when he gets family pressure, and gives PCS test and joins a Sub Inspector post in KASAULI . There he sees investigation process is very hard . Now He compares Investigation with his his script , and starts narrating to criminals. Now that’s a real blunder….
Well Talking about Producers, it’s produced by Actor/ Producer Jackky Bhagnani under his banner POOJA ENTERTAINMENT. Jackky Bhagnani, must say has amazing script sense 🤣 thar what ever film he decides to produce is a Huge All time Disaster.
Well Good point is that film is released on HOTSTAR so you can easily (Fast Forward) . Well we are with Akshay Kumar , hope he breaks record of Mithun Da of 42 Flops in a row🤣
‘Showcasing Indian culture to a world audience!’ : as Come Fall In Love opens at The Old Globe, San Diego on September 14, Aditya Chopra speaks about his intent of ‘cultural unification in a fragmented world’
Aditya Chopra’s Broadway-bound musical Come Fall In Love speaks about the need for cultural unification in a growingly divisive and toxic world. It is about the celebration of inclusivity and diversity in a world that’s getting polarised by the minute. It is about the celebration of love and how it can unify people, cultures and break down all barriers. With Come Fall In Love set to open at The Old Globe, San Diego on September 14, Aditya Chopra speaks about his intent to ‘present a vision of diverse cultures coming together in a story that celebrates love’.
In a statement that reads like an invitation to the world to watch Come Fall In Love (CFIL), producer and director Aditya says, “I first conceived the story of DDLJ (even before it was called DDLJ) as a Hollywood love story of a white American man and an Indian woman. My main motivation at that time was to present Indian culture and values to a global audience. Years later, as I reimagine the story as a Broadway musical, my mainstay is still the same, showcasing Indian culture to a world audience. And the most powerful way to depict a country’s culture and values is to see it from the perspective of someone who does not belong to the same culture. That is the starting point of Come Fall In Love, the story of Indian Simran, her culture and heritage through the eyes of American Roger.”
He says CFIL focussed on Simran being the center of the story and how she impacts Roger. He says, “Come Fall In Love is the story of Simran, an Indian American. She is at the center of the musical’s story, as she struggles to balance her love for Indian tradition and her family with her love for Roger. He is a white American man who falls madly in love with Simran, and then falls in love with her culture and her country. He aspires towards India and finds a new version of himself in India’s energy, values and way of life.”
Aditya is clear that he wasn’t going to direct the iconic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), also directed by him, on Broadway and what excited him the most was how it can be adapted to today’s time to send a deeper message to audiences. He says, “I’m not directing DDLJ for Broadway. I’m adapting it as Come Fall In Love to tell the story of how powerful love is in unifying cultures, especially today. In 2022, the notion that DDLJ could be adapted to present a vision of diverse cultures coming together in a story that celebrates love and the power it has to unify everyone, moves me greatly.”
He adds, “For me, Austin Colby as Roger and Shoba Narayan as Simran are the perfect vehicles to drive home this message of cultural unification in a fragmented world. They are joined by a cast, crew and creative team that represents all the extraordinary talent Indian cinema and Broadway have to offer. The representation and artistry of India reverberates through every part of this production. Come Fall In Love is not only my heartfelt vision of ‘love in every color’, as the musical’s finale puts it, but a celebration of joy, togetherness and inclusivity in a divisive and a growingly toxic world of intolerance. It is also my love letter to India and the Indian heritage we carry with us wherever we may be.”
He further adds, “In making a new DDLJ for a new moment and a new audience, I’ve departed from some aspects of the film that our fans revere. But I believe that the heart of Come Fall In Love beats with everything that is essential in DDLJ even as it speaks, sings and dances to this moment, in a different place and time, with hope, optimism and love.”
He knows that DDLJ has a special place in the hearts of all Indians and he hopes that every Indian is proud that an adaptation of the cult classic film is Broadway-bound.
Aditya says, “I look forward to sharing Come Fall In Love with those who cherish DDLJ and I’m also looking forward to introducing the story to audiences discovering it for the first time. I’m well aware that DDLJ has a special place for many Indians living across the world and, as its original producer and director, I’m well aware of the responsibility I have in representing India to the world. I’m grateful, humbled and excited by this opportunity. Hope I see you at the theatre and we can, together, celebrate the magnetic force of love that can shatter all barriers.”
Come Fall In Love has many firsts for India and Indians. For the first time, an Indian director, Aditya Chopra, debuts on Broadway. It is also the first Bollywood musical set to be on Broadway. It has Vishal and Sheykhar debuting too as composers. Shruti Merchant will do her first Broadway musical as Associate Choreographer. The show champions diversity and every department from cast to technicians is a beautiful confluence of East and West as Indian and South Asian representation is at the heart of this show.
The diverse cast and technicians speak about how Come Fall in Love champions cultural unification in today’s times. The musical also has 18 original English songs to treat audiences with and the makers reveal that they also have a beautiful song ‘Love In Every Colour’ that celebrates the theme of inclusivity through the show.
Aditya Chopra directs a cast of 30, which includes Shoba Narayan as Simran (Broadway’s Disney’s Aladdin as Princess Jasmine), Austin Colby as Rog Mandel (North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen the Musical as Hans, Off-Broadway’s Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio), Irvine Iqbal as Baldev (West End’s Disney’s Aladdin as The Sultan), Rupal Pujara as Lajjo (Walnut Street Theatre’s In the Heights), Vishal Vaidya as Ajit (Encore’s Road Show), Siddharth Menon as Kuljt (India’s Disney’s Aladdin as Aladdin), ), Kate Loprest as Emily “Minky” Soulard (Broadway’s First Date, Hairspray), Juice Mackins as Ben (Broadway’s The Prom), Hannah Jewel Kohn as Cookie (North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen The Musical), Jeremy Kushnier as Roger Mandel, Sr. (Broadway’s Footloose as Ren McCormack, Rent as Roger Davis), Amita Batra as Ensemble (Amit Patel & Ishika Seth’s Unearthed: Untold Stories of the Ramayana), Neha Dharmapuram as Ensemble (M.S. in Marketing Intelligence from Fordham University), Tiffany Engen as Ensemble (Broadway’s Legally Blonde), Rohit Gijare as Ensemble (Bollywood Blvd at Lincoln Center), Marc A. Heitzman as Ensemble (Broadway’s Bandstand), Usman Ali Ishaq as Ensemble (Signature Theatre’s RENT), Nika Lindsay as Ensemble (North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen The Musical), Ilda Mason as Ensemble (West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg), Caleb Mathura as Ensemble (Jesus Christ Superstar at Timber Lake Playhouse), Meher Mistry as Ensemble (India’s Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Belle), Shannon Mullen as Ensemble (Broadway’s A Bronx Tale), Shahil Patel as Ensemble (Off-Broadway’s Fairycakes), Zain Patel as Ensemble (La Jolla Playhouse’s Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical), Becca Petersen as Ensemble (Broadway’s Mean Girls), Kinshuk Sen as Ensemble (Much Ado About Nothing at UCLA’s Shakespeare Theater Company), Jack Sippel as Ensemble (Broadway’s The Prom), Michael Starr as Ensemble (First National Tour of Bright Star), Geatali Tampy as Ensemble (Bollywood Blvd at Lincoln Center), and Sonya Venugopal as Ensemble (Musical Theatreworks’ Evita.
In addition to Aditya, Ashford, Benjamin, Dadlani & Ravjiani, the Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical creative team includes set design by Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (MJ The Musical, Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder), lighting design by five-time Tony Award nominee Japhy Wiedeman (Dear Evan Hansen, The Visit), sound design by Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (Hadestown), projection design by Akhila Krishhnan (National Theatre’s Our Generation), music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by David Holcenberg (MJ The Musical, Matilda The Musical), music direction by Ted Arthur (Broadway’s Diana), associate director, Stephen Sposito (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, Wicked), associate choreographer Shruti Merchant (Dhoom 1, 2 and 3), casting is by Duncan Stewart of Stewart/Whitley casting (Hadestown, Chicago The Musical) and Yash Raj Films casting head Shanoo Sharma (Ek Tha Tiger, Gunday, Fan), and production stage manager Anjee Nero (Almost Famous, The Heart of Rock & Roll).
For The Old Globe run, the musical begins performances September 1 through October 16, 2022, with the official Opening on Wednesday, September 14.
RBalki’s “Chup: Revenge of the Artist” is a romantic psychopath thriller.
The film’s teaser marks Legendary film maker Guru Dutt’s 97th birth anniversary, pays homage to the late director’s film ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’. The thriller depicts the pain of an artist who suffers from “wrong criticism”.
CHUP : Revenge of a Artist featuring SUNNY DEOL in lead roles , already creates Buzz all over . Teaser is already Hit , along side craziest love for GADAR 2 which poster just released
Watch CHUP Teaser Review by Priyanka
The mystery unfolds as RBalki announce the release date of his new film #ChupRevengeOfTheArtist as September 23, 2022!
It’s exactly 5 months to go for Yash Raj Films’ biggest tentpole film’s release and the studio dropped the first look of John Abraham as the villain in Pathaan! Directed by Siddharth Anand, the makers have kept every announcement under wraps, surprising people with it and thus, breaking the internet with first, Shah Rukh Khan’s look, then a glimpse of Deepika Padukone and now by presenting John Abraham in a super slick avatar. Pathaan is riding on tremendous buzz and anticipation and YRF and Siddharth are strategically working towards keeping the momentum up by revealing these key assets at regular intervals!
Siddharth says, “Every announcement of Pathaan is like revealing a piece of an epic puzzle, in front of the curious eyes of the fans and audiences, leading right up to our release day. We aspire for every asset of Pathaan to be a big talking point mainly because, we fortunately, have the content to create that buzz.”
About his decision to cast John as the villain, Sid says, “John Abraham is THE antagonist, THE villain of Pathaan. And I have always believed in the fact that the villain’s projection should be as big, if not bigger than that of the hero’s. Only when the villain is massive, can the tussle between them be spectacular. And we have an extraordinary battle when SRK takes on John! We wanted to present John in a super slick avatar.”
The director says the first looks are teasing people into the world of Pathaan! He says, “The first looks of SRK, Deepika Padukone and now John, truly represent the zone we want the audiences to view the film in. People have now just got a taste of the world of Pathaan. This truly is just the tip of the iceberg and I can assure you that nothing can prepare you for the action spectacle that is coming your way.”
Pathaan is set to release on Jan 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Lal Singh Chaddha is such a big disaster that the extended week of 8 days( in which 5 days were bank holidays) it could generate only 49.85 cr which is less than first day collection of film Thugs of Hindustan ( first day 52 CR)