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PM Narendra Modi invites Bollywood and other film industries to shoot in Jammu and Kashmir

PM Modi wants film shoots to happen regularly in Kashmir the way they used to from the 60’s to the 80’s

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Bollywood and other film industries to shoot in Jammu and Kashmir. After revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, Modi urged filmmakers from all over the country including Bollywood, Telugu and Tamil industries to shoot in Kashmir.

Modi said that a majority of old movies were shot in the Kashmir valley. He believes that shooting of films in Kashmir will not only provide an ideal location but also generate employment for the youth in the state. He feels that Jammu and Kashmir has a huge potential to become one of the top tourist destinations in the world and the government is working towards improving the situation in the Valley. Modi holds the opinion that support is needed from Bollywood to invest in cinema halls and other infrastructure needed to promote cinema in the state.

Throughout the decades after independence Bollywood was in love with Kashmir. Stars like Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor can be seen romancing the stunningly beautiful Kashmir valley in hundreds of Bollywood songs. However after an Islamist insurgency broke out in the 90’s Bollywood turned towards foreign locations, especially Switzerland.

Now the current government is hoping that things improve for the better and Bollywood is able to return to its most favourite filming destinations in Kashmir. Keep reading CineBlitz for more news and information related to Bollywood.

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Sharib Hashmi and Shruti Bapna gear up for an unusual short film, Kalabai From Byculla

Kalabai From Byculla is director Saumitra Singh’s third short film. He has Wallet and Painful Pride to his credit

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Director Saumitra Singh, who earlier helmed two award winning short films, The Wallet and Painful Pride is all set with his third offering Kalabai From Byculla. The film stars Sharib Hashmi, Shruti Bapna and Padmini Sardesai in the lead roles.

Actor Sharib Hashmi says, “ In Kalabai, I play a struggling artist who is yet to make his mark, however, the age is not on his side any more. As his younger brother is doing better than him professionally, his granny  is worried about him but his life changes upside down wheb something extraordinary happens in his life.”

“I had a great time working with Saum. I loved the way he thinks and the way he executes. He’s young and energetic and is always bubbling with ideas. I would love to collaborate with him in future,” Sharib feels about director Saumitra Singh.

Actress Shruti Bapna says, “Kalabai is a beautifully woven story of an artist’s life that will amuse you. The role of Kalabai was such fun to play and working with Sharib and Saumitra raised the fun level all the more.”

Director Saumitra Singh says, “I really loved directing this beautiful story and being a part of this creation. Himan Joshi had shared this concept with me and I was so mesmerised by it that I discussed it with Shashwat Joshi Sir, who is the producer of this film, and he really loved the concept and immediately said yes to it. Later, I discussed with my writer friend, Namneesh Sharma and he jotted down the script in a very short period of time. The cherry on the top was to work with such great actors like Padmini Sardesai Ma’am, Sharib Hashmi and Shruti Bapna. They helped us to shoot this film in one day only.”

“My other actors Nanda Yadav, Rajat Arora, Simran Kaur Suri, Girish Sharma and Ritik Ghanshani are very close to my heart and they did justice to their characters. Hasan Khan is a friend cum executive producer, helped me to arrange everything at the set. My DOP, assistants, costume, casting, make up and technicians everybody present at the set had taken the helm of their responsibilities and helped us to create this beautiful film,” he adds

Producer Shashwat Joshi shares, When I heard the title for the first time, I was so fascinated and since I was looking for a good story to produce when I was in Lucknow, I decided to make it. This film is my first movie as an individual producer. Saumitra Singh, with whom I already worked in his short film The Wallet and co-produced it, contacted me for this project. I still remember that I immediately said yes to start this project as soon as possible. It was a pleasure working with him in this project as he is an amazing filmmaker, which reflects in his previous works also.”

“The story is written by Himan Joshi. Then, Namneesh Sharma jotted down the script. Padmini Sardesai Ma’am, Sharib Hashmi and Shruti Bapna did justice to their characters. This film was executed by Hasan Khan (Executive Producer) and with the help of assistants and other departments, this film was shot in one day. It was a hassle-free project, as the environment was very friendly on the sets.“ he concludes.

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Amazon Prime Video brings ‘Paatal Lok X The Family Man’: An interesting collaboration between JK Talpade and Hathiram Chaudhary

With The Family Man already winning, Paatal Lok is certainly an unmissable series, so make sure to watch it on Amazon Prime Video

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What happens when a cop from an investigative thriller and an analyst from a fictional Indian intelligence agency meet? Amazon Prime Video released an interesting video of cop Hathiram Chaudhary from Paatal Lok and JK Talpade of The Family Man having a fun and thought-provoking talk as their respective characters; off-the-record in a special Paatal Lok X The Family Man video.

Amazon Prime released the video and wrote, “When JK from The Family Man, meets Hathi Ram, a Delhi cop from our latest Amazon Original Series Paatal Lok starring Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee, Gul Panag, and others, streaming on Amazon Prime Video, created by Sudip Sharma, produced by Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Filmz.”

Sharib Hashmi plays JK Talpade, an analyst in a fictional Indian intelligence agency in The Family Man and Jaideep Ahlawat plays the cop in Paatal Lok. Both the shows received immense appreciation from all across- audience as well as critics and are considered the best shows to have come out of Amazon’s promising catalogue. This video truly is a double treat for the audience who loved the shows for their storyline and their characters, particularly. With a perfect combination of humour, heart-to heart and characterisation, the video is an interesting one to watch.
The Family Man released on September 20, 2019 on Amazon Prime and Paatal Lok went on to become the most recent success for the platform as it released on 15th May, 2020. Ever since then, social media and rave reviews tell us that it is the best series ever on a digital platform. Amazon Prime Video’s Paatal Lok is being hailed as the biggest and the best content on OTT for its gritty storytelling and investigative-thriller storyline.
With The Family Man already winning, Paatal Lok is certainly an unmissable series, so make sure to watch it on Amazon Prime Video, if you haven’t yet!

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Madhuri Dixit Celebrates 25 years of Indra Kumar’s Blockbuster hit RAJA via social media!

2nd June 1995 – This was the day when Raja released, and well, history was created!

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Director Indra Kumar helmed the cult entertainer which released on 2nd June, which had the powerful combination of Direction by Indra Kumar, Acting duo of 90s queen Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Kapoor and blockbuster songs! Produced by Ashok Thakeria and Indra Kumar the film took a massive start all over the country and not only did it recover its money in the first week itself, but the hardcore commercial romantic musical entertainer went on to collect five times its first week numbers, emerging as a bonafide blockbuster!!

Celebrating 25 years today, Madhuri Dixit has put a special throwback picture on her Twitter, also sharing an image of the time when they celebrated the GOLDEN Jubilee at Box Office for the film, with Ajay Devgn as the Chief Guest! Yes the film ran for 50 straight weeks at the Box Office, a feat still very rare today, which was an even bigger achievement at that time

Madhuri posted fond memories of the film on her social handles- Link

With chartbuster tracks like ‘Akhiyan Milaoon Kabhi’ and ‘Nazrein Mili’ still popular even till today, RAJA is one of Bollywood’s most loved movies, which celebrates 25 years today. Now this is what you call a timeless eternal and evergreen movie!

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