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Bollywood Stars Applaud Shiamak’s Contemporary Dance show Selcouth!

He not only choreographs for films, Shiamak also is a master at choregraphing awards shows and even cooler he presents incredible contemporary dance shows with his dance company. One of those is Selcouth and true to its name it is rare, unusual and marvellous. With trademark Shiamak choreography the dances involve indo-contemporary and modern movement with ballet technique. Performed by The Shiamak Davar Dance Company and graduates from Shiamak’s One Year Dance Certification Program, the performances display flawless technique, training, lifts and dance with concepts that are fresh and show the way for the direction that dance is ready to take.

According to bookmyshow Selcouth is, “In this mundane existence, in your being lies an odd undertone. The spark that sets you apart of the ordinary. There is comfort in the glory of oddity. You find yourself in that oddity. The sound of your soul calls out to your body.
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Hawaa Hawaai flooded with positive reviews

World’s first film on in-line skating, upcoming Bollywood movie Hawaa Hawaai’ directed by Amole Gupte has been receiving tremendous response with its pre-release screenings. Celebrities and various renowned personalities have been batting for the upcoming film which is all set to inspire everyone to fulfil their dreams.

Some incredible reviews have been lining up, marking the path of success for Hawaa Hawaai’. Karan Johar tweeted, “Hawaa Hawaai is moving, motivating and magnificent….brilliantly performed and directed…makes you clap..cry and cheer…big Bravo to all”.

Talented actor Rajkummar Rao, appreciated the movie saying, “#Hawaa Hawaai such an honest and moving film. Saqib Saleem and Partho & the kids are marvellous in the film.”

The exclusive trailer from the movie has already touched the hearts of audiences and has definitely raised their expectations.

Aniruddha Guha, Film and Assistant Editor at Time Out tweeted, “It’s stunning, the performances Amole Gupte draws out from kids.
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Shahid and Shahid’s Brother Ishaan Named Shiamak’s Most Promising Students

With the motto ‘Have Feet. Will Dance’, Shiamak has brought his unique style to the the dance students of the world with his dance acadmies. He is known to produce the best dancers in the country with his training and Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor is the biggest example who trained under Shiamak before venturing into Bollywood. Following his foot steps, Shahid’s younger brother Ishaan has gone through one year of intensive training at Shiamak’s dance school. Last evening, Shiamak’s students from his professional One Year Intensive Dance Certification Program (Oyp) performed their graduation show and Shahid was there to see his brother graduate.

Sitting in the audience alongside Shiamak and his mother Neelima, Shahid clapped along and was teary eyes reliving his dance days. The biggest moment for him was when Shiamak announced Ishaan as the most ‘promising students of that batch of 2013-14’, an award that
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Zohra Sehgal turns 101!

Bollywood’s oldest Heroine, Zohra Sehgal turned the glorious age of 101 a few days ago! Having been in Indian cinema for 66 years, Zohra has also been a choreographer, starting her career with famous choreographer, Uday Shankar (brother of legendary musician Ravi Shankar) in 1935 before moving on to do films in 1946. Zohra has also been the recipient of many coveted awards including the ‘Padma Shri’ in 1998, ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 2002 and most recently, the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in 2010 – India’s 2nd highest civilian honour! Zohra was also names ‘Laadli of the Century’ by the United Nations Population Fund Laadli Media Awards in 2008 and is often referred to as Bollywood’s ‘laadli’ (darling).

Bollywood took to Twitter to express their appreciation and give birthday wishes to the lucky lady, as actress Divya Dutta (who worked with Sehgal in Veer-Zaara), tweeted “Happy birthday the ever graceful Zohra Sehgal. I had the honour of working with her in Veer-Zaara.
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“I want to be called the most shocking director ever” – Shawn Arranha on Tukkaa Fitt and more!

We have been giving you glimpses into the funny world of Shawn Arranha’s second film Tukkaa Fitt through our first fabulous interview with Shawn before filming began and then also the Tukkaa Fitt Diaries from the set. As a little reminder, Aap Entertainment and Premal Goragandhi production’s Tukkaa Fit, is a crazy comic caper comedy with a twist that stars the eclectic and cool cast of Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Vaishali Desai, Hiten Paintal, and Rajpal Yadav along with Mukul Dev, Satish Shah, Mukesh Tiwari, Muku Deol, Sunil Pal, Amit Mistry, Vivek Vaswani, and Mahesh Manjrekar. Shawn is now at the post-production phase and planning the exact right time to release his take on comedy to the world. We caught up with the director and got even more exclusive scoop on the film, the characters, the music and what we can expect when we see Tukkaa Fitt! Enjoy, I know
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Piping Hot News

Piping Hot News
Here's oven-fresh news and as always, it's Exclusively on Bollywood Hungama... * Viveck Vaswani completes 50 good years on Earth. To celebrate the milestone, 'Golden Jubilee', the actor/film-maker, who completes 30 years in the film industry, is throwing a gala bash for his near and dear ones on Sunday, 1 July. In fact, Viveck has invited people who were associated with Viveck at some point in their career, which includes Sanjay Gupta, Sanjay Gadhvi, Aziz Mirza, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rahul Bose and Ananth Mahadevan, besides so many more from the entertainment industry. * The theatrical trailer of Ranbir Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra starrer Barfi! will be launched next Friday [6 July]. The trailer will be attached to the prints of Bol Bachchan. One more promo will be attached to Bol Bachchan: Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum. Contrary to reports, the promo of Raaz 3 won't be launched with Bol Bachchan, since Raaz 3 is a 3D film. * The veteran
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Akshay Kumar launches first look of Shawn Arranha’s next Tukkaa Fitt

Aap Entertainment’s Tukkaa Fitt seems to be one film that will set the box-office registers rolling. Or so it seemed with the trade and the entertainment industry thronging to be part of this Aap Entertainment venture’s First Look Unveiling.

The auspicious moment was at the hands of Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and a horde of other celebs at Novotel Hotel, Mumbai on May 11. The team of the film had a special bond which was apparent. Director Shawn Arranha was visibly excited on the response the film received. The unveiling of the poster was graced by the entire team together.

Aap Entertainment’s Tukkaa Fitt, directed by Shawn Arranha and produced by Premal Gora Gandhi, stars Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Vaishali Desai, Hiten Paintal and Rajpal Yadav in key roles. Tukkaa Fitt is a comic story of three vagabonds and their journey to hit jackpot. It deals with money chase, aspirations
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Abhishek turns 36, Bollywood says Happy Birthday

As Abhishek Bachchan turned 36 Sunday, close friends took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish him. Some sent him a .big and tall hug., while others wished happiness to the .coolest person..Here.s what celebs had to say:Sonam Kapoor: Happy birthday Junior Bachchan! You by far the nicest, coolest person I know.Bipasha Basu: Happy, Happy Birthday Junior Bachchan! Love and Hugs from Bippy (Bipasha).Neil Nitin Mukesh: Wishing my elder brother Junior Bachchan a very happy birthday. Lots of love to you brother.Tarun Mansukhani: Wishing my friend Junior Bachchan a very very happy birthday. Big and tall hug to you.Aadesh Shrivastava: Happy Birthday Brother. God bless you with all happiness Junior Bachchan.Rohan Sippy: Junior Bachchan wishing you the .baap. of all birthdays - have a great one(Sic).Rana Daggubati: Happy Birthday to the coolest co-star ever Junior Bachchan.
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Rishi Kapoor's transformation amazing: Vivek Vaswani - News

Rishi Kapoor's transformation amazing: Vivek Vaswani - News
Mumbai, Jan 29: Actor-tuned-producer Vivek Vaswani is going ga ga over Rishi Kapoor's transformation from a sweet lover boy in "Bobby" to the ugliest pimp in "Agneepath" remake.

"Rishi Kapoor is the sweetest lover of Bollywood in 'Bobby', the ugliest pimp in 'Agneepath'! Amazing transformations of these two stars," Vaswani posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Karan Johar's remake of his father's 1990 film "Agneepat", which stars Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutta and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles, has garnered positive response at the ticket window.

Rishi, 58, is one of the villians in the movie and wears kohl.
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Tukkaa Fitt Diaries 4 – The End to a New Beginning

Produced by Aap Entertainment and Premal Goragandhi the comedy Tukkaa Fitt, directed by Shawn Arranha has completed the final filming schedule for the main part of the film. Still to be done are the songs but that is later. Wow, that went by fast! We have been following the adventure of the crew and the cast which includes Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Vaishali Desai, Hiten Paintal, and Rajpal Yadav along with Mukul Dev, Satish Shah, Mukesh Tiwari, Muku Deol, Sunil Pal, Amit Mistry, Vivek Vaswani, and Mahesh Manjrekar as they have gone along the journey.

Check out the 4th installment of Tukkaa Fitt Diaries as the reach the end to a new beginning!

Aap Entertainment and Premal Goragandhi were very pleased with the entire shoot of the film. We shot in Film City. They say shooting in Film City is sacred, it is a lucky charm for every Bollywood film and we were no exception.
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Rockstar rocks Twitter!

In these times when a movie’s fate can be sealed by the comments it provokes on social networks, even Rockstar faces positive and negative feedbacks on Twitter. But the negative ones, mostly claiming the film to be tedious and Imtiaz Ali to have failed as the director, are in a minority against the positive ones raving about the film, Ranbir Kapoor’s outstanding performance, Ar Rahman’s music and Imtiaz Ali to have excelled as the director.

Amitabh Bachchan told his Twitter community, “Just back from ‘RockStar‘ and living in the brilliance of all – Imtiaz Ali, Ranbir, Ar and Nargis” while Karan Johar assured, “Watched Rockstar…and am a certified Ranbir Kapoor fan!! His performance is unbelievable!” Bipasha Basu had been one of the first to tweet, “Ranbir Kapoor as Jordan,U have to fall in love with him!Imtiaz Ali is an outstanding filmmaker!”

Filmfare editor Jitesh Pillaai exclaimed,
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Tukkaa Fitt Diaries Part 3 – Hot and Gorgeous in Goa

We are back with another installment of Tukkaa Fitt diaries! Directed by Shawn Arranha Tukkaa Fitt is a comedy, which stars Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Vaishali Desai, Hiten Paintal, and Rajpal Yadav along with Mukul Dev, Satish Shah, Mukesh Tiwari, Muku Deol, Sunil Pal, Amit Mistry, Vivek Vaswani, and Mahesh Manjrekar. This week they went on location to the gorgeous…well, we will let them tell you

Tukkaa Fitt in its fourth week has taken a flight to Goa’s aquamarine beaches…

The Cab – de – ram private stretch of sun and sand has welcomed the Crew in its unique and special way with sweltering heat of 38 degrees a 30 minute excursion up and down the cliff, a sweaty palm stretch from a colleague…..opps life is definitely sweaty and humid in Goa.

The Romantic song shoot between the lead pair Mahaakshay and Vaishali, did I see a twinkle in their eyes ? Did I see the romance hmmmmm!
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Tukkaa Fitt Diaries Week 2: Versova Village and The Passion for Films!

We are back with week 2 of our exclusive look into the making of Tukkaa Fitt! This unprecedented access, only on BollySpice, shows you what goes into the making a film week to week to week. Tukkaa Fitt is a comedy directed by Shawn Arranha and stars Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Vaishali Desai, Hiten Paintal, and Rajpal Yadav along with Mukul Dev, Satish Shah, Mukesh Tiwari, Muku Deol, Sunil Pal, Amit Mistry, Vivek Vaswani, and Mahesh Manjrekar. This week director Shawn Arranha, the cast and crew have been on location in Versova Village. But we will let them tell you the story…

Once again Live from the Tukkaa Fitt Sets! Ready…Action!

This week the cast and crew are filming on location and the day begins for the unit at six dawn and wraps at eight in the evening.

The unit has been shooting at the Versova Village. The Versova village has its
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Open Forum at Mff: everything you wanted to know from funding to taxation

Open Forum at Mff: everything you wanted to know from funding to taxation
The 13th Mumbai Film Festival that begins on October 13 will not only present some of the most awaited films of the year for cinephiles in Mumbai, but also host discussions on contemporary and relevant issues concerning the filmmaking community. Open Forum, that will be held daily from October 14-20 between 2 pm-3pm will touch upon topics like crowd-funding, digital filmmaking, queer portrayal in Indian cinema, state of Indian screen-writing and independent filmmaking.

Innovative co-productions & crowd-funding: a way forward …?

In Open Forum on October 14, a panel comprising Ketan Mehta, Sanjeev Lamba and Sanjay Suri will talk about innovative co-production methods including crowd-funding which can minimize the risks of a single producer in a project. Sanjeev Lamba is the CEO of Reliance Big Entertainment while Sanjay Suri was the associate producer of Onir’s I Am which is one of the first crowd-funded films in India.

Have Digital tools helped Cinema …?

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Tukkaa Fitt Diaries – Week 1 – The Mahurat Shot

We have an exciting new feature just for BollySpice readers from the sets of a Bollywood film currently in production! We are going to be getting exclusive tidbits and reports every week from the set of Shawn Arranha’s new film Tukkaa Fitt, which is an Aap Entertainment and Premal Goragandhi production. The comedy stars Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Vaishali Desai, Hiten Paintal, and Rajpal Yadav along with Mukul Dev, Satish Shah, Mukesh Tiwari, Muku Deol, Sunil Pal, Amit Mistry, Vivek Vaswani, and Mahesh Manjrekar. As Shawn told us in our exclusive interview (which you can read here) Tukka Fitt is a crazy comic caper. The film went to the floors on the 29th of September and is set for release in 2012. Check out what happened during the first week of filming!

As Shawn tweeted: “Live from the sets. Of Tukkaa Fitt… here we go!”

On the 29th the Muharrat of Tukkaa Fitt took place at Filmcity,
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Surinder Kapoor's cremation Sunday - News

Mumbai, Sep 25: Film producer Surinder Kapoor, father of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and director Boney Kapoor, will be cremated Sunday at the Vile Parle Hindu crematorium.

The cremation will be held at 3.30 p.m., producer Vivek Vaswani posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Kapoor, 84, who died Saturday, was the producer of films like 'Hum Paanch', 'Woh Saat Din', 'Loafer', 'Judaai' and 'Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai'.

He was the president of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India from 1995.
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Exclusive! Shawn Arranha Talks about his next the comedy Tukkaa Fitt!

Shawn Arranha made quite the impression with his first film the suspense thriller Hide & Seek, where he took a genre not seen much in Hindi films, gave it a fresh new vibe and a unique eye. Added in a great cast, some killer music and a fab and scary story with some great twists that all melded together perfectly and you have a very good film that got wonderful reviews. Now the director turns his eye to a new genre – comedy with his next film Tukkaa Fitt. Produced by Aap Entertainment and Premal Goragandhi, the film goes to the floor later this month and is set to release early in 2012. Shawn sat down with Stacey and gave us the exclusive scoop on all things Tukkaa Fitt!

Tell us about your new film!

Tukkaa Fitt is a crazy comic caper.

What made you decide to go with a comedy this time?
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Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Kabir Bedi and Anupam Kher come together for Alert

The new film Alert, a psychological suspense thriller directed by South Indian director Sojan Joseph started filming in Goa on Tuesday. Produced by Hennry and written by Dilip Shukla (Dabangg), the film stars Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Kabir Bedi, Anupam Kher, Mohan Kapur and Saurabh Shukla.

Raveena is raving about the script: “It’s a movie about six people who are trapped in a situation and struggling to get out of it”, she said. The actress also said she is really looking forward to work again with her “childhood crush” Sanjay Dutt with whom she has starred in many films in the 90’s, like Aatish, Zamane Sa Kya Darna and Jeena Marna Tere Sang.

Viveck Vaswani (“I am consultant, casting director, servant all rolled into one”) is thrilled about the first days on the sets in Goa. “What an absolutely brilliant performance Sanjay Dutt is giving in Alert! Big monologues in single takes!
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Mani Kaul passes away

Filmmaker Mani Kaul, a believer in .new and bold cinema., passed away here following prolonged illness. He was 66.A Film and Television Institute of India (Ftii) graduate, Kaul breathed his last around 1 a.m. at his home in the capital after he was discharged from a hospital Tuesday night, filmmaker Shyam Benegal said..I had lost touch with him for a long time. But I came to know that he died around 1 a.m. in the morning at his house in New Delhi. He was suffering from some sort of cancer,. Benegal, who used to stay close to Kaul in south Mumbai for a few years, told us.Born in Jodhpur in Rajasthan to a Kashmiri Pandit family, Kaul made his debut with .Uski Roti. in 1969. It won him the Filmfare Critics Award for the best movie. His later movies .Ashad Ka ek Din., .Duvidha. and .Idiot. also won Filmfare awards.
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