Celebrating 2,000 Episodes Of Planet Bollywood News With Akshay Kumar
Planet Bollywood News, the flagship news show of zoOm, which continues to be the best of its kind — be it in terms of glamour, glitz, scoop or scandal space — has achieved a huge milestone.
India’s number one Bollywood channel worldwide and in the digital zone completed 2,000 sensational, sizzling, sexy episodes.
Yes, that’s nearly five years of reigning at the top, while many ‘me toos’ came mimicked and fell by the wayside.
No wonder then, that such an occasion needed a superstar to celebrate.
So, it was Akshay Kumar who drove down to the zoOm studios to cut a cake with the reporters and news producers and pop the confetti with PB – news anchor Sagarika Chhetri (Miss India finalist 2013).
He also grilled the editor and the heads on how they get the best stories.
Addressing the team, Akshay said, “I love the words you guys use ‘Khulasa’, ‘Suni Sunayi’, etc. All my celeb friends watch it.
In fact, they get a lot of news about us from there, rather than from us. You guys are doing an amazing job. Congratulations! Keep rocking!”
10 Movies To Prove That NTR’s Legacy Is Unmatched
Words aren’t enough to describe the legacy that NTR managed to leave behind in a 302-film-long career of his.
Though we know it’s tough to be choosy about the films where his performances stood out, here we do our best to highlight his body of work that showcases his eclectic sides as a performer.
What better than his 91’st birth anniversary to do so !! So, here we go !!
1. Pelli Chesi Chudu (1952)
2. Missamma (1955)
3. Maaya Bazaar (1957)
4. Gundamma Katha (1962)
5. Raktha Sambandham (1962)
6. Narthanasala (1963)
7. Badi Panthulu (1972)
8. Nippu Lanti Manishi (1974)
9. Daana Veera Sura Karna (1977)
10. Yamagola (1977)
Rahman’s ‘Humma Humma’ Recreated With Kitchen Appliances
In a unique twist, AR Rahman`s popular track ‘Humma humma’ from the 1995 film ‘Bombay’ has been recreated using a range of kitchen appliances for an marketing campaign.
As part of electronic brand Havell`s marketing campaign `Respect for Women`, Culture Machine has created a bricolage song along with artist Vasudha Sharma and percussionist Sarthak Mudgal.
Culture Machine is a platform that offers digital video entertainment for the internet generation.
The duo has created a unique blend of the classic hit and mixed it with the beats from the appliances, courtesy Havells.
“We found that content featuring popular Youtubers doing songs using everyday appliances was a format that resonated very well with the target audience, leading us to create that with our network`s talent,” Sameer Pitalwalla, co-founder, Culture Machine, said in a statement.
The idea was to spread awareness that a women’s place is not in the kitchen alone, but it is wherever she wants to be and she could do whatever she wishes to.
Samantha And Pranitha To Score A Hattrick?
Tollywood divas Samantha and Pranitha are proving that ‘heroines can never be friends and just don’t get along’ is a complete myth.
The beauties are all set to score a hattrick in working together.
They will be teaming up for the third time. Sam and Pranitha worked together for Attarintiki Daaredi. Then there is news about NTR’s Rabhasa.
Now the latest is that Samantha and Pranitha have been roped in for Allu Arjun – Trivikram upcoming entertainer.
It can be recalled that the Julayi team i.e. Trivikram, Allu Arjun, Devi Sri Prasad and producer Radhakrishna are teaming up for another exciting venture.
Kochadaiiyaan Movie Review
Cast:Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Shobana, Nassar, R Sarathkumar
Director: Soundarya R Ashwin
Writer: K S Ravikumar
Yes, Rajnikanth roars again. Never mind if the lion is computer-generated. Using a technique known as the Motion Capture 3D technique, Kochadaiiyaan brings us Rajnikanth looking infinitely trimmer and younger than he actually is.
It’s a complicated jigsaw, a naughtily and deliberately digitized wunder-product, where the actors whom we know (Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff and of course Rajni Sir) seem to come alive with personalities that challenge and mock reality.
Kochadaiiyaan is a morality fable about two kingdoms at war and the price in blood that the perpetrators of justice must pay in order to preserve the sanctity of civilization. In that sense this film is a kind of unintended homage to the discernibly “idealistic” spirit of Narendra Modi that rules the country.
Louis Vuitton Diwali Themed Sari Dresses
It doesn’t look much like a traditional sari, but this is the Louis Vuitton limited edition Sari Dress by Marc Jacobs. These gorgeous ready-to-wear sari dresses use vintage sari material sourced from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Madras and other cities in India. The company says the pieces form a collective tribute to the country’s long tradition of craftsmanship and splendorous fabrics.
Louis Vuitton’s Diwali celebration is yet another sign that India is commanding global respect due to its formidable economic performance in the past decade.
In many ways, this India-focused store theme and collection represents a peak in its relationship with the country, which dates back to the 1920s when Maharajas placed special orders for their luxury leather trunks.
First Look: Rani Mukerji To Play Cop In Mardaani
Actress Rani Mukerji will play the role of a cop in ‘Mardaani’, her first release post marriage to Aditya Chopra.
The Yash Raj Film, out on August 22, is directed by Pradeep Sarkar, who last helmed Rani in 2007 film ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’.
Rani plays Shivani Shivaji Roy, an astute cop working in a Mumbai Crime Branch unit, who stumbles into the kidnapping case of a teenage girl.
Shivani embarks on an obsessive hunt for the girl and what follows is a cat and mouse game between a fearless cop and a ruthless mafia kingpin.
Rani will play the role of a cop for the first time in her career in the movie, which is also a distinct departure for Sarkar, erstwhile known for his films like ‘Parineeta’ and ‘Lafange Parinde’.
Aamir Khan’s Unreleased Film To Be Released On Tv
Whenever there is an Aamir Khan film playing in the theaters, what one is treated to is mega serpentine queues and houseful boards everywhere. The recent example can be cited that of Dhoom 3, which broke all the box-office records to create its own!
The news that has been the talk of the town lately is about the release of an Aamir Khan’s unreleased film, the difference being that, this time it’s not getting released on the silver screens, but on TV!
The release will happen exclusively on ‘& pictures’ on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:00pm. The said film is supposed to be a film that’s full of drama, love, dreams, action and tragedy and which engulfs Aamir’s feelings, hard-work and dedication, and includes entertainment in the truest form!
Besides airing the film, Aamir Khan will be taking live call-ins and answering questions to his fans during the breaks of the film. e will be interacting with his admirers and will give them a chance to ask him about his experience and talk to him about the movie, his performance and more!
This movie of the suave actor will see the channel giving a chance to select lucky winners across India to watch the film with ‘Mr. Perfectionist’.
Speaking about this, Akash Chawla (ZEEL Marketing Head, National Channels) said, “We are very excited to have Aamir Khan on ‘&pictures’ in the first ever live conversation with audiences.
This is truly India’s first ever initiative by any movie channel. Less than a year old, it is a matter of great pride for ‘&pictures’ to have Aamir Khan on board for this amazing film. I am sure our viewers will love this novel concept.” Meanwhile, Ruchir Tiwari (?Deputy Vice President -Head of Programming, ZEEL – Hindi Movie Channels), who said, “We are absolutely delighted to be the channel that is spearheading this unique initiative.
We constantly strive to carve a niche for ‘&pictures’ and establish it as an interactive channel through its programming and content.”