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ALTBalaji to conduct Writers’ Lab, a YouTube online masterclass series to inspire & educate aspiring students of cinema!

ALTBalaji – one of the country’s leading OTT platforms has come up with a thoughtful and unique initiative – ‘The Writers’ Lab’.

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To bridge the gap between the prolific writers of the entertainment industry and aspiring students of cinema, ALTBalaji – one of the country’s leading OTT platforms has come up with a thoughtful and unique initiative – ‘The Writers’ Lab’. Proposed to be an online masterclass where renowned writers and directors from the entertainment world will provide information focusing on nuances in scriptwriting and direction directly to the students.

The idea behind ‘The Writers’ Lab’ is to create a platform on ALTBalaji’s YouTube channel which imparts tips and tricks of writing for the web (films and digital shows), wherein the industry professionals would be interviewed directly by the aspiring students.

For the same, the team of ALTBalaji has collaborated with the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC) to conduct weekly online masterclass starting from the second week of October. This intends to provide post graduating film making students with a platform to voice out their questions and get a better perspective from the writers’ point of view.

Also read: Parineeti Chopra to feature in ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s The Test Case 2?

One of the biggest and most successful content creators on the web, ALTBalaji has been able to create multi-genre Indian original content, including drama, crime, comedy, adult, thriller, love stories, etc. The masterclass will include scriptwriting tools and apps that one can use, structuring the script, ways to develop an idea, writing the script for episodic series and multiple seasons, understanding of scenes and sequences, developing character arcs and dialogues, research involved in scriptwriting, etc.

The renowned names from the digital world comprising the masterclass activity include the likes of Harsh Dedhia (Director – Broken But Beautiful), Nandita Mehra (Director – Baarish), Abhijit Das (Director – Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain), Ritu Bhatia (Writer – Mentalhood), among others.

Catch the first episode featuring Abhijit Das talking about stories inspired from life:

Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO ALTBalaji, and Group COO Balaji Telefilms said, “The Writers’ Lab initiative is our way of giving back to our community. It is specifically curated to support new writers and directors who want to learn and enhance their craft in their respective areas of expertise. The YouTube specials series would be led by real students asking the right questions to the working professionals having successful scriptwriting and direction background. It is a great platform to discover and develop your skills and prepare the next-gen of filmmakers for a better tomorrow”.

Dr. Ruchi Kher Jaggi, Professor & Director, SIMC, Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, adds, “Besides the didactic nature of the project, it is an opportunity for the students and the stakeholders in the project to draw on to the online mediums’ potential of reaching a spectrum of audiences. The aim is to have industry experts educate the generation on the nuances of using the medium for diverse storytelling.”

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Tara Sutaria to be paired opposite Tiger Shroff for Sajid Nadidwala’s Heropanti 2

Tara Sutaria is also a part of Producer’s upcoming movie opposite Ahan Shetty.

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Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria

After huge anticipation, the makers of Heropanti 2 have finally announced Tara Sutaria as their female lead opposite Tiger Shroff in the second installment of the successful action franchise.

Tara Sutaria is also a part of Producer’s upcoming movie opposite Ahan Shetty. Spokesperson from the production house shares, _“Sajid Sir saw the rushes of Tara’s scenes in the Ahan Shetty debut film and was really moved by her brilliant performance. She is a great actress who would be a perfect match for the role in Heropanti 2 opposite Tiger Shroff.”

Also read: Sajid Nadiadwala and Tiger Shroff are all set for a double dhamaka with Heropanti 2 and Baaghi 4

The duo Tara Sutaria and Tiger Shroff will reunite on screen after two years. Earlier this year, producer Sajid Nadiadwala had announced Heropanti 2, and with the second installment of the action franchise, Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has planned to take this franchise to the next level in terms of scale, action and all other aspects. Heropanti 2 will be directed by Ahmed Khan who has earlier directed Baaghi 2 & Baaghi 3 from the Baaghi franchise.

The first instalment Heropanti worked wonders at the box office, and Tiger’s performance was the highlight of the movie. Fans had loved Tara and Tiger’s chemistry too and now with high octane action and under Sajid Nadiadwala’s guidance, Heropanti 2 will surely be making new records.

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Get ready to hit the dance floor as Asees Kaur, Remo D’Souza, Nakash Aziz team up for Moj Pe Moj

Remo D’Souza has teamed up with choreographer Mukti Mohan and singers Asees Kaur, Badal and Nakash Aziz to bring to you the ultimate peppy number ‘Moj Pe Moj’.

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Remo D'Souza, Asees Kaur, Nakash Aziz

For the first time renowned choreographer Remo D’Souza has teamed up with choreographer Mukti Mohan and singers Asees Kaur, Badal and Nakash Aziz to bring to you the ultimate peppy number ‘Moj Pe Moj’.

The track is the brand song for short video platform Moj and has been released on ii Music . It features over 30 influencers including Remo D’Souza Mukti Mohan and Dharmesh. It’s an upbeat and high-spirited number that will blend well with the current festive and freedom spirit post lockdown.

Also read: Siddharth Mahadevan and Souumil Shringarpure to create an original music track live in front of the audience

The theme of the song is super fun, catchy and energetic which resonates perfectly with the season’s mood. Talented playback singer Nakash Aziz, known for songs like ‘Gandi Baat’ and ‘Sari Ke Fall Sa’, has collaborated with Asees Kaur, famous for her melodious songs such as ‘Bolna’ from ‘Kapoor & Sons’, ‘Ve Mahi’ from ‘Kesari’, to create this groovy single, ‘Moj Pe Moj’.

Commenting on her ‘Moj’ moment, Asees Kaur said, ​“’Moj Pe Moj’ is the ultimate track for Gen Z, and their modern digital lives. This quirky earworm is guaranteed to get you up on your feet and make you dance to the energetic voice of Nakash and I. The peppy track is composed by Goldie Sohel, Badal and includes an upbeat rap from Badal himself. Join the Moj experience and sing along to the new chartbuster in town”.

Also read: Eccentric musician Ritviz collaborates with homegrown Indian app to release short original songs

Even Remo D’Souza enthusiastically said, ​“Well, dance is everything to me and given me the complete freedom to express the music and lyrics through it, brought me real ‘Moj’ for this entire project. The song will honestly give you the feeling of what it stands for, ‘Moj pe moj’”

The video highlights the vibrant and fun spirit of individuals through a celebration, ‘Moj’. ‘Moj Pe Moj’ is a colourful song and has a lot of energy and a fun vibe to it. The song has been released on 27th of October, 2020 on ii Music’s official YouTube channel and we have already hopped on its euphoric trail. The song is available on all the streaming platforms.

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Ananya Panday turns 22 on the sets of her upcoming film

Work doesn’t stop for Ananya Panday on her birthday; shooting for her upcoming film

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Ananya Panday, the young sensation has been a rage on the big screen since her first appearance in SOTY2. The actress was recently seen in her movie Khaali Peeli that garnered rave reviews from the audiences especially for her portrayal of a Bambaiya girl in the movie.

Ananya Panday turns 22 today, but work still goes on. Shooting on her birthday, the actress shares positively, “But no complaints. It will be a different kind of celebration without family and friends but with the cast and crew.”

The actress turns a year older and wiser on the sets of Shakun Batra’s untitled next, she is shooting with Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi.

Sharing her first day experience on sets after a six month break, she says,” I had not taken an off since I started Student Of the Year 2 and these six months were scary and uncertain. I was afraid, I had forgotten how to face the camera. But it was smooth sailing from day one.”

After success of Khaali Peeli, we are all excited to see her performance in her upcoming next directed by Shakun Batra. The actress has a Pan-India film under way with Vijay Deverakonda named ‘Fighter’.

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