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“DDLJ was the first film in India to use BTS for movie promotion” says Uday Chopra

“DDLJ was the first film in India to use behind the scenes as a means of promoting the movie”, says Uday Chopra, who directed this piece and earned rave reviews from industry and audience

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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in DDLJ

Written and directed by debutant Aditya Chopra, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (lovingly also called DDLJ), shattered all box office records and is one of the biggest all-time blockbusters in the history of Hindi cinema. The film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol gave India a new on-screen pair to fall in love with for generations to come. It also went on to become the longest-running Hindi film of all time! Little do people know that DDLJ, which completes 25 years on October 20th, was also the first film in the history of Indian cinema to produce a making of a film, popularly called Behind The Scenes (BTS) today!

Uday Chopra reveals, “Adi wanted to do something that no one had ever done before in India with DDLJ. He asked me to be in-charge of directing the ‘making’ and since this had not been done before, I had to pretty much invent how to go about it. Having just returned from film school in California, I decided this would be a great opportunity to try my hand at another aspect of film-making. The first thing we needed was lots of footage on set and back then S-VHS was kind of the only viable option to do it. So apart from being an assistant on the set I also became the videographer for the BTS footage!”

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He adds, “I remember I would literally have a camera in one hand and the clap in the other, with a utility belt to keep all the batteries, charging cables and spare parts; I was quite a sight on set! The advantage, which I later discovered was that all the artists were very comfortable with me being right in their faces and this made for some really interesting and intimate shots, which helped the BTS footage tremendously. DDLJ was the first film that started a trend which is now popularly called BTS! Behind The Scenes (BTS), though back then we just called it ’The Making’.”

DDLJ is also the winner of a record-breaking (at the time) 10 Filmfare Awards and the film literally changed the face of Bollywood globally. The film was made at a budget of 4 crore and the blockbuster, in 1995, collected 89 crore in India, 13.50 crore in overseas markets. Thus, total collections stood at 102.50 crore worldwide in 1995! In today’s inflation adjusted value, DDLJ’s collection stands at a staggering 455 crore in India and 69 crore in overseas territories, taking the total worldwide collections to a phenomenal 524 crore!

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Uday says, “We were the first film whose behind the scenes footage was telecast on Doordarshan. The channel made a special show out of the exclusive content that was shared to them. When the making aired, we got tons of wishes and it was a huge validation for trying to do something new for audiences. DDLJ’s BTS was an eye opener for the industry to do the same going forward and we are proud that our film contributed in setting a new benchmark in India when it comes to marketing a film.”

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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.

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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

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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