Samarpan Singh-starrer LuvDown has a déjà vu moment with Netflix’s The Bubble

Actor Samarpan Singh is quite surprised to learn that the new Netflix film The Bubble is actually made on the subject of ‘a movie made during the lockdown’.

“I am surprised, but smiling,” says the new-age actor. “Learning about the subject of The Bubble took me back in time, when a year ago, we faced multiple challenges, shooting our web series LuvDown in a flat during the pandemic,” he remarks.

Just like this subject of The Bubble, the story of LuvDown revolved around a couple trapped together in a flat during the lockdown. “The pandemic made good and bad memories for most of us on the planet. So it’s good to see more and more filmmakers create stories revolving around the time,” adds Samarpan.

For the record, LuvDown was probably the first production on the subject of lockdowns. The web series, watched with appreciation and anxiety by viewers during its initial run on Disney+ Hotstar, also got a fresh lease on YouTube, with viewers able to sit back and enjoy the sarcastic humour of the rom-com with a nostalgic smile.

Featuring Samarpan Singh with Amrit Kaur Dhillon as his love interest, LuvDown featured seven episodes written and directed by Sritama Dutta. They have been produced by Onkarjit Singh, Gurjit Singh and Aditya Bharadwaj, and presented by Y Star Cine & Television Pvt Ltd.

After the series, Samarpan has signed up for a Hindi film and will also be seen in a music video soon. He is looking forward to more work in Bollywood. Going by his steady climb in the film industry, we wouldn’t be surprised to find him bagging some plum Bollywood projects in the near future.

Samarpan Singh continues to pique interest with love v/s lockdown web series LuvDown

When debutant actor Samarpan Singh made a mark with his performance of the quirky lead character of Bunny in the love v/s lockdown web series LuvDown, many were busy dealing with the nitty-gritties of the harsh situations of the pandemic. But as the junta and acting fraternity settles in normality, Samarpan’s cool dude presence and acting abilities have again come to the fore.

The LuvDown series, watched with appreciation and anxiety by viewers during its initial run on Disney+ Hotstar, is now getting a fresh lease on YouTube, with viewers able to sit back and enjoy the sarcastic humour of the rom-com with a nostalgic smile.

Samarpan says he is grateful for the renewed attention he and the series is getting. “It’s been an overwhelming experience,” remarks the actor. “First, we had to face untested challenges by shooting the series in the times of the pandemic, when everyone was scared and skeptical. And now, with a fresh round of enthusiasm about it, it feels surreal. I never thought I’d get such attention with just one project,” he adds.

Featuring Samarpan Singh with Amrit Kaur Dhillon as his love interest, LuvDown has seven episodes written and directed by Sritama Dutta. They are produced by Onkarjit Singh, Gurjit Singh and Aditya Bharadwaj, and presented by Y Star Cine & Television Pvt Ltd.

LuvDown revolves around the relationship of a long-distance couple who has lived apart for eight months, but suddenly finds itself under the same roof due to the lockdown. The story starts with the bubbly Jaan (Amrit Kaur) visiting Punjab for work in early March 2020. Unknown to the pandemic outbreak that would follow, Bunny (Samarpan) calls over Jaan to spend their long-due quality time. But just as they engage in some happy times, the Prime Minister announces a 21-day lockdown! Now, what seemed like a bed of roses to the couple, suddenly has the potential trappings of a nightmare.

After the success of the series, Samarpan is looking forward to more acting assignments. The actor has been signed up for a Hindi film as well as a music video to hit the market soon. It would be interesting to watch where the tide takes this new talent on the block.

Nepotism-free Anisha Victor lands on the digital cover of Filmfare

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Spunky stunner Anisha Victor who has been making waves as the hot-hot Kiara in Zee 5’s hit web series REJCTX directed by Goldie Behl, has landed the digital cover of Filmfare.

Looking dainty in a regal pose and having her REJCTX co-star Masi Wali giving her stellar company, Anisha seems to have done away with that feisty adventurous image she carries as Kiara in the series.

The cover has her looking all elegant which also made Filmfare post THIS on their Instagram: “Millennial love for the millennial generation! We introduce you to India’s hottest sweethearts – KiAarav, the leading pair Aarav Sharma (@MasiWali) & Kiara Tiwari (@AnishaVictor) of @zee5premium musical thriller #REJCTX2 (@rejctx.zee5) make a mark on the digital cover of #Filmfare. #ZEE5 Directed by @GoldieBehl #REJCTX.”

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Not belonging to any film family, Anisha’s father is actually a Colonel in the Army and has lived all over India, including Delhi, Dehradun, Allahabad, Siliguri, Jodhpur, Jammu and Gangtok, before shifting base to Mumbai.

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Anisha first impressed Bollywood when she played the possessed gal in Viacom Motion Pictures’ horror film The House Next Door. The film got her a lot of critical acclaim and made good business at the box-office. And she’s rocking in REJCTX now, with all that promise she holds. Yes, yes!  We’re watching and tracking this new kid on the block.

Ardhsatya web-series maker Kanu Priya urges people to “surrender” to COVID-19

Actress and celebrity host Kanu Priya who recently directed and produced the successful supernatural fiction show Ardhsatya for the OTT platform Watcho, has a unique take about how people should deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sharing her viewpoint on social media, the soul-searching actress says, “COVID-19 is not a fight. Its a journey of surrender.” Elaborating on what she means, she explains how people need to look within for real solutions. “Surrender to the higher self and accept our mistakes.”

Kanu Priya remarks that humans are used to fighting for survival in moments of crisis. We come together, stand up for each other, and feel we have won the battle. The actress feels, “we are all doing it wrong. We are quarantined. We are sitting at our homes with family. Our core has got corrupted which can only be healed by sitting in stillness and alone. Others can’t make us see our darkness. We know about it, but we are not learning our lessons.”

“We don’t need to be together in this battle. The enemy is not outside. Doctors, nurses, police, house-keeping staff and others were doing their job earlier too. But now we have made them Gods and saints. We have put them on a very high pedestal. Appreciating someone’s work, and giving them a God’s status, are two different things. Instead of messiah complexes, we should be finding the real reason for this pause.”

Kanu Priya feels this issue will not go away. “COVID-19 is not a collective fight, it’s an individual battle and till the time we do not accept that, we will not allow our inner demons and darkness to come out,” she analyses.

“It’s not going to be easy to face our inner self, hatred, fears, karmas. But I can assure you, there’s enough light for your darkness to go away. Because deep down, beyond our darkness is our Godliness. It wants to emerge now. Give it space. Clear it up. Let the light shine.”

For the record, before the web series Ardhsatya, Kanu Priya has been known for her international hit shows include Awakening With Brahma Kumari, Subah Savere, Mann Ki Baat and Evening Live Show. She’s been an integral part of the entertainment industry for over 25 years.

Kanu Priya is also the founder and CEO of Noida-based media company Gul Guncha Arts and also runs the Actor Unveiled Acting Academy. A truly multifaceted lady, she believes in using the power of mass media to bring a global change in the world.

Everest International Film Festival to be held at the foothills of the Himalayas

My good friend Sanjay Verma (more famously known as Saajan Verma), is all set to hold a grand film festival at the foothills of the Himalayas. Yes, you read it right — at the foothills of the Himalayas. Appropriately titled the Everest International Film Festival (EIFF), this three-day event being held in August this year at Siliguri (the second-largest city in West Bengal), will break free from many stereotypes.

And while it’s at it, some promising and budding filmmakers will get an opportunity to showcase their features, shorts, documentaries, mobile films, music videos and even web series’. To know more or participate in the Everest International Film Festival or reach out for the top, click below…

http://www.everestfilmfest.com/

Here’s wishing Sanjay the very best in the times to come. More power to you, my pal. Keep rocking on 🙂 🙂