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Inshallah or Sooryavanshi – which Eid 2020 release are you more excited about? Vote Now!

Salman Khan – Alia Bhatt’s Inshallah or Akshay Kumar – Katrina Kaif’s Sooryavanshi – which Eid 2020 release will you see first?

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We revealed earlier how Salman Khan – Alia Bhatt’s Inshallah and Akshay Kumar – Katrina Kaif’s Sooryavanshi is heading for a mega box office clash. Both the movie release on Eid 2020, making trade very excited as well as anxious. While both the movies will be massively mounted and will have a huge buzz, they will surely eat into each other’s business. However, that is not of your concern, right? You all want to be entertained and what is better than a weekend with two mega releases. But which one are you more excited about?

While not much is known about Inshallah, the fact that it marks the reunion of Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has got us excited. It will be a grand movie with Alia Bhatt working with the Salman and SLB for the very first time. Sooryavanshi, on the other hand, is a cop action thriller directed by Rohit Shetty. It is a part of the SimmbaSinghamSooryavanshi cop universe that Shetty is creating, which means it will be massive. The movie also marks Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif’s reunion after nearly a decade. It is also Katrina’s first film with Rohit Shetty and Dharma Productions. So clearly, both the films are quite exciting, but which will you see first? Vote in our poll right here!

We expect both, Inshallah and Sooryavanshi, to be mega hits at the box office, but we wonder how much they will earn in their lifetime runs? To know that and more, we’ll have to wait for another year. But it seems exciting from now itself. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.


IFFI Golden Jubilee celebrations kicks off

Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth honoured at the inaugural ceremony

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The wait is finally over as the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India kicked off in Goa today, November 20th, 2019. The star-studded grand opening hosted the Shehenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan and legendary Rajnikanth,  who flagged off the extravaganza at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim.

Official dignitaries present were Honourable I & B Minister Shri Prakash Javdekar, Honorable Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant, CEO, ESG Mr. Amit Satija and Festival Director Mr. Chaitanya Prasad who officiated the inaugural ceremony. Also present were Babul Supriyo, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

The stars walked the red carpet that was laid out to welcome the who’s who of the industry. Isabelle Huppert, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award speaking on the red carpet said, “I feel very happy to be here. I hope its a halfway lifetime achievement award. I’ve had many wonderful moments in my work life and worked with so many great directors.”

As the lights illuminated the center stage and cameras rolled out the action for the evening, host Karan Johar welcomed the gathering. The festival began with a tribute to Goa’s stalwart politician the late Manohar Parrikar who hosted the first IFFI in Goa.

Secretary Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Shri Amit Khare mentioned the noteworthy highlights of this year’s festival and noted the tremendous change in the last 50 editions from the participation of 23 countries in 1952, to almost 76 countries this year.

Honorable Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Pramod Sawant extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries and highlighted his plan in making Goa an important destination for film shooting. He said, “IFFI package this year is an interesting mix of leisure and entertainment. IFFI bridges the gap between India and the international film industry and provides the opportunity to explore the cinema. We should not forget the objectives of cinema as the mirror of our time and the reflection of our society.”

Speaking of India’s soft powers, film, IT and music, I & B Minister Shri Prakash Javdekar said, “India has lots of scenic and beautiful shooting sites for national and international films but shooting at these locations requires around 15-20 permissions. The government is now preparing for a single-window arrangement which will take care of all the permissions and it will benefit places like Goa, Leh-Ladakh and Andaman & Nicobar.”

Shri Javadekar also mentioned a special film made by the Goan filmmaker for the visually impaired. “It is important that they enjoy the cinema. We watch movies through our eyes and ears. They watch movies only through their ears. The film world should have such sensibility. Based on the narration, the scene will be explained.”

At the announcement of Russia, the Country Focus, Maria Lemesheva, head of the delegation, expressed her gratitude in selecting her country and spoke of the revival of cinema in Russia over the past few years. “This year the Government has announced a 40 percent rebate for foreign films being made in Russia,” she said.

Amidst cheers of adoring fans, superstar Rajnikant graciously accepted the Icon of the Golden Jubilee award and said, “He dedicated the award to all the producers, directors and technicians who worked in his films, his fans and people of Tamil Nadu.”

Amitabh Bachchan expressed his honor in being invited stated, “I have no words to express my gratitude to IFFI for honoring me and having a retrospective of my films. Films have always been an integral part of our social life. To have a festival of this magnitude in Goa exposes the Goans to what happens in the international world and also gives them an opportunity to meet and mix with people. This is a debt on my head of your love and affection. I would not be able to repay the debt and I would not want to, because I would like to keep it forever.”

At the felicitation of the members of the juries for the competition sections, John Bailey, Chairperson of the International Jury said, “We are very honored to be here. We have a lot of work in front of us. We’ll be looking at 22 films and watching 4 films a day.”

To commemorate the grand occasion a special postage stamp was released by the dignitaries. The mesmerizing fusion music performance by the greats of music with Shankar Mahadevan, Lou Banks, and others added a lighter touch to the festivities.

In his vote of thanks Festival Director, Shri Chaitanya Prasad said, “I am completely overwhelmed by the sheer support we have received and would like to thank the officials and steering committee members for the combined team effort.”

The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will witness 26 feature films and 15 nonfeature films in Indian panorama section, around 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to attend and participate in the golden jubilee edition.

The 2019 Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India will be held from the 20th November to 28th November 2019 at the multiple venues in Panaji, Goa.

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Rajkumar Hirani’s “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” to be screened for the visually impaired at “Golden Jubilee of IFFI

The film is slated to be screened between 23rd and 25th November

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“Lage Raho Munna Bhai” one of the most iconic movies of Bollywood is slated to be screened at IFFI in Goa between 23rd to 25th November 2019 as an initiative taken by Saksham Trust for the visually impaired to access the joy of cinema through audio description.

Audio description is a brilliant innovation that dramatically enhances the accessibility of films through its additional narration that translates visual information and non dialogue portions into spoken words so that the visually impaired can also access and enjoy films as much as others do.

Rajkumar Hirani is one of the few filmmakers to have contributed to this cause, with “PK” being one of the first films with audio description and “SANJU” to have released with audio description through a special App devised by XL cinema while it was still running in cinema halls.

On the occasion of Children’s day this year, Saksham Trust has also screened “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” in Delhi, to promote the message of Gandhian values amongst the visually impaired children as the film remains extremely popular and close to the heart of the nation.

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Ananya Panday’s intense eyes have a vocabulary of its own, here’s proof!

The bold, bright and vivacious Ananya Panday is utterly slaying with her fashion game and makeup looks.

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The bold, bright and vivacious Ananya Panday is utterly slaying with her fashion game and makeup looks.

Be it dewy-glowy makeup or carrying the red lips to perfection, Ananya has sported each look effortlessly, keeping the modern touch intact. Bright eyes can instantly make your face look fresher and will give an instant lift. Ananya’ s recent post is a testimony to the same. Apart from the perfect brows and intense dark kohl, what catches the eye is the purity and innocence that is reflected in that look.

The actress who is gearing up for the release of her next ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ took some time off her busy schedule to share a stunning picture of herself on social media. She took to her Instagram handle to share the post and the caption read:

“Aankhein woh kar gayi, jo hathiyaar na kar paaye  #IfEyesCouldKill “

The post has garnered a huge amount of likes as soon as she has put this post up. We can’t stop crushing over Ananya Panday’s kohled eyes. *Ananya Panday’s intense eyes have a vocabulary of its own, here’s proof!*

The Youth icon recently launched the “Swachh Social Media” initiative on the account of Gandhi Jayanti as part of her ‘So Positive DSR’ initiative.

Ananya is all pepped up and excited for her upcoming projects and will be seen next in Pati Patni Aur Woh opposite Kartik Aryan which is slated to release on 6th December 2019 and Khaali Peeli opposite Ishaan Khatter that will hit the screens on 12th June 2020.

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