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Shah Rukh Khan to be felicitated with “Excellence in Cinema” award by the Victorian Government

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to be felicitated with the Excellence in Cinema Awards on August 8 at the Awards Night of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to be felicitated with the Excellence in Cinema Award on August 8 at the Awards Night of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Khan is also the chief guest at the festival. Helmed by the Victorian government, Australia, the IFFM is back for its 10th edition in the cultural city and will celebrate ‘courage’ as its central theme in 2019.

SRK will be presented the award by her Excellency Linda Dessau, who is also the state’s first female Governor of the State of Victoria. The felicitation will take place at the iconic Palais Theatre in Melbourne, which is one of the city’s heritage landmarks.

Khan has been the reigning superstar of Hindi cinema for over two decades now. Considered to be one of the many gems of Indian cinema, he has an overwhelming fan following worldwide because of his rich repertoire and the inspirational life story. In keeping with IFFM’s theme of celebrating courage, the festival wants to pay tribute to Khan’s continuous contribution to cinema and popular culture in India with this award.

Festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange says, “When we think of one of the pioneers of Hindi cinema, Mr Khan’s contribution ranks amongst the highest. He has established Hindi cinema as a global phenomenon, leaving an impact on millions across the world. We are looking forward to the evening and to be conferring him with this honour. He’s an iconic figure for Indian cinema and this honour is in tandem with his tremendous years of contribution.”

Speaking about the felicitation, Shah Rukh says, “I’m humbled and honoured for this recognition. It will be a great experience to share the stage and the podium with my fellow industry members who are all coming from various parts of India to celebrate cinema in Melbourne. I look forward to meeting her Excellency, Linda Dessau at the wonderful evening that has been planned by IFFM.” Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such news and updates.

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Karan Johar is overwhelmed as he is honoured with Padma Shri award

Karan Johar has donned many hats in the field of art

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The 2020 Padma honours were announced and filmmaker Karan Johar has been conferred with The Padma Shri award for excellence in art.

Karan Johar has donned many hats in the field of art. Be it producer, director, reality show judge or a host at a talk show and many award shows., his contribution is irreplaceable. Karan has directed some iconic films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. His production house Dharma Productions, continues to deliver meaningful content.

Sharing his excitement, Karan Johar says, ”It’s not very often that I’m at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion… The PadmaShri. Such an honour to receive one of the highest civilian awards in the country. Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now.  Humbled, elated and also thankful for the opportunity to live my dream everyday, to create and to entertain. I know my father would be proud and I wish he was here to share this moment with me. #blessed”

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Goila Plans !

Producer cum Director Akash Goila speaks about his film journey and future plans

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Director-producer Akash Goila, who had earlier helmed short films like Dark Brew and Dum Dum Dumroo is currently tasting the success of his latest digital long short film Bedhab. The film not only won several awards at the film festivals but audiences also received well.

Talking about his journey so far, he shares, “The journey has been great so far as I got to work with the finest actors such as Vinay Pathak, Sanjay Kapoor, Sanaya Irani and others in my short span of career”

Bedhab that means odd was one of its own kind of a thriller released last year was received well. On the success, elated Akash says, “It’s always great to see a film being received well. It motivates me to make films further as Bedhab was one of my experiments and I am quite happy with the response.”

Revealing more on his forthcoming projects, he says, “My forthcoming projects includes a short film Button Dabaido Plij, a film on voting, Dum Dum Dumroo 2, which is a sequel to the first part. There are more web series in pipeline but it’s not the right time to talk about them.”

Akash has recently launched an app Filmeraa, which is an OTT platform for content driven films. On this he says, “I really feel the need that the independent cinema across the globe needs to be promoted and specially the section of long short films as they aren’t getting the right kind of publicity. Our platform is a premium platform that is showcasing filtered director driven content”

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The Fan Frenzy is for Real !

Audience goes beserk as Shraddha Kapoor’s enters as ‘Inayat’ in Street Dancer

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Shraddha Kapoor started the year 2020 with a bang as Street Dancer 3D opened big at the box office. Street dancer marks Shraddha’s third release to open big at the box office with the previous ones being Saaho and Chhichhore which made 2019 all about Shraddha’s success. As the movie is in the theatres, Inayat’s entry scene is creating all the roar and the fans are literally going bonkers as Shraddha makers the flying entry!

Shraddha is on a roll, being the only actress to have back to back hits. In Street Dancer 3D, the actress is seen showcasing some phenomenal dance moves despite being a non-dancer and even her performance is receiving all the praise from all across. Shraddha has left everyone awe-struck with her head-turning and breathtaking performance. As Shraddha marks the entry- taking a big lying leap from the back in front of her co-star Varun Dhawan and stands in teh crew.

The actress took to her Instagram and posted a story which captured teh audience’s reaction to ger ‘Inayat intro’! The reactions are all about whistles and claps where the craze is super visible in the theatres. Not just the fans and audience, even the industry peers are totally going gags over teh actresses’ phenomenal performance. Shraddha has always experimented with characters and Inayat would also be one of the characters that will stay etched.

Shraddha’s song from the movie ‘Illegal Weapon 2.0’ has created waves across the internet with fans drooling over her dance moves and her power-packed entry and her story is all the proof! Street Dancer was released in southern states owing to her southern debut with Saaho that has already established a huge following for the actress.

On the work front, Shraddha’s “Street Dancer 3D” co-starring Varun Dhawan and helmed by Remo D’Souza released earlier this week and will next be seen in “Baaghi 3” directed by Ahmed Khan, opposite Tiger Shroff.

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