Bollywood spreads warmth during Coronavirus

The nation is facing the probability of a longer lockdown than 21 days, or even curfews during the Coronovirus aka COVID-19 outbreak. While people are stuck in their houses, they are increasingly watching movies and surfing the net. Most Indians are looking up to their idolized Bollywood personalities, who are cheering them up once again this week.

Amitabh Bachchan

Quoting Charles Darwin, megastar Amitabh Bachchan wrote the following lines on Twitter: “It’s not the strangest who survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Not to forget to mention that Big B is one of the most active desi filmstars on social media and his tweets and posts are revered by fans.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra also took to Twitter to share an interesting sketch of a little boy riding a horse. The caption read: “Everyone is a bit scared, said the horse. But we are less scared together.”

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif, who earlier posted videos of her mopping and cleaning her house and even doing the utensils during the social distancing of Coronavirus times, said, “Hope everyone is staying safe… please follow all precautionary safety measures as recommended by the health professionals… exercise and meditation help your body’s immune system… keep your environment clean and happy.”

“Be safe and take care of one another. Together let’s help to stop the spread of this virus. Stay safe everyone,” added the actress.

Sonu Nigam

Actor-singer Sonu Nigam shared an exclusive message on Coronavirus, wherein he shared his plight about not being able to return to India amid the total lockdown.

Preetisheel Singh

Ace makeup and prosthetic designer Preetisheel Singh asked everyone to show restraint and compassion in these tough times. “The world is going through troubled times right now and it seems like we cannot do anything about it, but remember, it’s the little things that will get us all out of this big difficulty,” she wrote on the Instagram account of her company, Da Makeup Lab.

“It’s the care, the love, the strict adherence to social distancing, and a sense that together we can overcome it. That is what will ultimately bail us out. So keep calm and fight on,” added Preetisheel.

Karan Johar

Leading filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted: “You know what to do! You know how critical it is! You know about self isolating, washing hands, social distancing, you know it all!”

“Then do yourself a favour and just don’t read any more corona updates for a few days! Just happy and elevating news! Do this for yourself,” Karan added.

Alia Bhatt

Sharing a pic of hers with papa Mahesh Bhatt, Alia wrote on her FB page: “Stay home and go through old pictures when you’re missing your daddy. #throwbackthursday #stayhomestaysafe”

The Indian government has said that the Coronavirus pandemic in the country is at the “local transmission” stage. The total number of cases have risen to 1,071 and the death toll stands at 29.

Meanwhile, according to the latest news reports, worldwide, the number of Coronavirus cases has reached more than 724,436. Some 151,000 people have recovered, while more than 34,000 have died.

From Ekta Kapoor’s Kkavyanjali to Hollywood

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Got some quick and controlled news write-ups done for my new PR client Rakshak Sahni this week. Rakshak was seen in Ekta Kapoor’s Kkavyanjali on Star Plus earlier, and is now going to debut in a Hollywood film called Eastern Crimes. The makers are in talks with Peter Weir (director of The Truman Show and Dead Poets Society to direct the movie.)

 

Indian actor Rakshak Sahni to make big-budget Hollywood debut with Eastern Crimes

 

http://www.santabanta.com/bollywood/123359/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-with-eastern-crimes/

 

https://urbanasian.com/featured/2017/12/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-eastern-crimes/

 

http://www.mangobunch.com/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-eastern-crimes/

 

http://www.bollywooddhamaka.in/bollywood-dhamaka/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-eastern-crimes/26371

 

http://myvantagepoint.in/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-eastern-crimes/

 

http://www.bharatstudent.com/news/1-143520/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-with-eastern-crimes

 

http://filmysansaar.com/blog/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-with-eastern-crimes/

 

http://scrutinybykhimaanshu.blogspot.in/2017/12/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big.html

 

http://www.apnnews.com/category/media-entertainment/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-with-eastern-crimes-112437

 

https://brightnews2016.blogspot.in/2017/12/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big.html

 

https://mumbainewsnetwork.blogspot.in/2017/12/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big.html

 

http://www.bollywoodcouch.com/3192-2/

 

http://www.televisionpost.com/television/tv-star-rakshak-sahni-set-to-make-hollywood-debut-with-eastern-crimes/

 

http://bollywoodbolega.com/bollywood-main-stream-cinema-hindi-films/2017/12/21/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-eastern-crimes/

 

http://newsdog.today/a/article/5a3b676812313a7f24d71cc6/?d=false

 

http://www.balleballeradio.com/newspage.php?id=581&cat_id=0&p=&search=#ontitle

 

http://thewesternvolunteer.com/entertainment/indian-actor-rakshak-sahni-to-make-big-budget-hollywood-debut-with-eastern-crimes/

 

An interview on Covai Post from South India

 

https://www.covaipost.com/entertainment/i-envision-a-cinematic-world-with-asian-superheroes-rakshak-sahni/

 

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Itsy bitsy teenie weenie, Evelyn shines in pink bikini!

Critical reviews not withstanding, Evelyn Sharma has got on to a roaring start this year with Divya Khosla Kumar’s Yaariyan. Her pink-bikini number Sunny Sunny with Yo Yo Singh is a rage at discotheques and parties. Of course, the actress is elated.

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The song is a blockbuster in India, but Evelyn couldn’t believe her ears, when she had a fan drool over her on the streets of Germany. On a visit to her hometown, the half-German half-Indian Evelyn sparkled with a broad smile, when a chap on the road started trailing her and singing her Yaariyan number Sunny Sunny.

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While she blushed and walked away, she regrets not chatting with him. “He would surely have been a Bollywood-loving NRI since he was singing fluently in Hindi,” she says with a twinkle still in her eyes. “It was out of the blue and totally flattering.”

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Moreover, Evelyn realized how big a hit the number has emerged with teens. “I get a high as I see its zooming popularity,” she admits.

 

Last year, the actress made a mark with key roles in hits like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani with Ranbir Kapoor and Nautanki Saala with Ayushmann Khurrana. Then a month ago, she hit fashion headlines with a sensuous short film called In Frost on the Fashion TV website.

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Recently, Evelyn also found herself in the midst of a political controversy after she performed for the Saifai Mahotsav festival in Etawah district, Uttar Pradesh. The presence of political heavyweights like Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, just a few days after the Muzaffarnagar riots in the state, compounded the situation.

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It drew sharp reactions from other politicos including the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state president Laxmikant Bajpai, Congress vice-president and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, as the actress waited it out helplessly.

 

Jiah Khan: Parde Ke Peeche Ka Sach — Deutsche Welle, Germany (Hindi)

Jiah Khan: Parde Ke Peeche Ka Sach — Deutsche Welle, Germany (Hindi)

We have been featured in a Hindi article Parde Ke Peeche Ka Sach by Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Evelyn Sharma basks in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani glory!

Actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma is on cloud nine. After the super success of Rohan Sippy’s Nautanki Saala and her much-appreciated performance with Ayushmann Khurranna in the number Dil Ki Toh Lag Gayi; the gal is being noticed all over again in Bollywood’s latest blockbuster Ayan Mukherji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

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And why not! “Starring with Ranbir is every girl’s dream,” beams the 23-year-old half-German half-Indian, who has received a positive response from public as well as the industry. “Beautiful,” “charming,” “entertaining,” “sexy and appealing,” “brings humour to the film,” are words the critics have used for her.

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“I’ve never played a sexy character like Lara before, and I admit all the flirting was a lot of fun,” she gushes with cheeks blushing! Gee!

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Apart from having set a mark as a fashion icon in India over the last few months, Evelyn has also become a sought-after face for campaigns. “2013 has been Evelyn’s best year so far. And come to think of it; it’s just her beginning. She is blessed,” quips her publicist Dale Bhagwagar.

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Meanwhile Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani continues to roar at the box-office, having joined the 100-crore-club, even before completing a one-week-run in theatres. The worldwide net collections of the film as of now; are in the range of Rs 111-114 crores. Whoopee! In fact YJHD even managed to break into the US Top 10 and was at the ninth spot over the weekend.

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Evelyn has Issaq with Prateik Babbar coming up for release next month, followed by Yaariyaan; the directorial debut of T-Series’ head honcho Bhushan Kumar’s wife Divya Kumar; and Evelyn’s FIFTH release in a year!!

 

Indeed, this chick is blessed! Even God may not deny that! (wink)!

Evelyn Sharma gets a Vidya Balan connect with Euphoria!

Even before actress Vidya Balan made it big in Bollywood, she was a known face in the industry, thanks to her association with the band Euphoria. Now, newbie Evelyn Sharma is hoping, the same magic will rub on her as well.

 

The half-German-half-Indian international supermodel, who is working in a couple of Hindi flicks, including the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone-starrer Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, says, “When I was approached to perform for a Euphoria video opposite Palash Sen, I was very excited.”

“They’ve introduced many popular actresses, including Vidya Balan and Neha Dhupia. Moreover, I’m a huge fan of rock music, so I was more than thrilled to do a slow rock song video with them,” she adds. Like most Euphoria numbers earlier, the recently released video is also getting rave reviews.

 

Meanwhile, apart from Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions, Evelyn’s is also gearing up for Manish Tiwary’s Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar and veteran filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty’s grandson Prateek Chakravorty’s debut film From Sydney With Love.

 

Foreign collaborations add glory to Indian film industry!

While British sensation Katrina Kaif continues to rule Bollywood, it was just the other week that we heard of the half-German-half-Indian international supermodel Evelyn Sharma entering Bollywood with three films already under her belt.

 

Now the latest on foreign collaborations in the Indian film industry is that Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman has signed up to star in a movie produced and financed by Yash Raj Films Entertainment.

According to announcement made at the ongoing Film Festival at Cannes, Yash Raj has joined hands with French filmmaker Pierre-Ange Le Pogam to produce and finance Grace of Monaco, featuring Hollywood star Nicole Kidman.

Among other foreign girls who have joined hands with Indian film-making, are Arab Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah, Welsh model Lisa Lazarus, Swedish-Iranian model and dancer Maryam Zakaria, half-Sri Lankan half-Malaysian beauty Jacqueline Fernandez, half-Czech half-Pakistani American fashion model and actress Nargis Fakhri, South African Playboy model Candice Boucher, Uruguayan-Mexican actress and model Barbara Mori, Brazilian model Giselle Monteiro, Canadian model Mia Uyeda, British-born Amy Jackson, Russian model Era Tsariova, Indian Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur and Irish-born British granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, Kiera Chaplin.

Though some people debate that India has many more beautiful faces to choose from and that our filmmakers shouldn’t be bothered to scout for talent outside! But the fact remains that the audience isn’t complaining at all. Instead, they are lapping up every foreign girl who joins forces with our industry. It’s the survival of the fittest and Brand Katrina Kaif is the biggest example.

Bollywood newbie Evelyn Sharma the new face of Rocky S.

The stunningly beautiful half-German half-Indian international model Evelyn Sharma first became the cynosure of all eyes, when she accompanied her designer friend Rocky S to the Ritesh Deshmukh-Genelia Sangeet ceremony before their wedding.

A far contrast from everyone dressed in traditional Indian outfits, Evelyn walked in wearing bright red jeans! Normally, anyone who’d do that at a Sangeet would risk a lot of frowns. But Evelyn’s poise and charm seemed to have unarmed everyone.

Following praise, she turned showstopper for Rocky, setting the ramp on fire at the Lakme Fashion Week! Some time later, she caught glances from the likes of Kangana Ranaut, Sameera Reddy, Madhur Bhandarkar and host Sohail Khan at the Provogue Royalty Fashion Nights launch.

And now, the latest is that Rocky S has signed the girl up as the face of his campaign Vilasa. Here, Evelyn sports a lot of Indian attires.

Though most foreigners are known to go wrong with ethnic outfits, surprisingly, the newbie is said to have taken to them, like fish to water! Ah, we can hardly wait to see this gal in her upcoming movies now!

Evelyn’s impressive Bollywood line-up includes Manish Tiwary’s Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar, veteran filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty’s grandson Prateek Chakravorty’s debut film From Sydney With Love, and a pivotal role in Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani; the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions.

Foreign bombshells bombard Bollywood!

Bollywood seems obsessed with foreign bombshells! And why not? One after the other, the international beauties seem to keep making a mark. So the list is growing.

Arab Brazilian model Bruna Abdullah generated quite a buzz with I Hate Love Storys alongside Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor, while Welsh model Lisa Lazarus impressed with Salman Khan in Veer. Swedish-Iranian model and dancer Maryam Zakaria got a chance to shake a leg with Kareena Kapoor in Agent Vinod; that too for a mujra number.


Half-Sri Lankan half-Malaysian beauty Jacqueline Fernandez has been managing to bag quite a few movies like Housefull, Murder 2, Housefull 2 and even Aladin; co-starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan.Half-Czech half-Pakistani American fashion model and actress Nargis Fakhri became a sensation of sorts opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar, while South African Playboy model Candice Boucher romanced dashing debutant Sachiin Joshi in Aazaan. Not to forget the Uruguayan-Mexican actress and model Barbara Mori who starred opposite Hrithik Roshan in Kites.

That’s not all! There has been another Brazilian model Giselle Monteiro in Love Aaj Kal, Canadian model Mia Uyeda in Blood Money, British-born Amy Jackson in Ekk Deewana Tha, Irish-born British granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, Kiera Chaplin in Chaurahen, Russian model Era Tsariova in Cigarette Ki Tarah and Indian Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur in Department.

And as if so many foreign beauties weren’t enough, the latest to join the firang-babes bandwagon is the stunningly beautiful half-German half-Indian international model Evelyn Sharma, who has managed to bag more than three movies even before her first release.

Her impressive line-up includes Manish Tiwary’s Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar, veteran filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty’s grandson Prateek Chakravorty’s debut film From Sydney With Love, and a pivotal role in Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani; the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions.

So what makes Evelyn so special than all the other hotties? A surprising fact is that the girl has already completed over a hundred assignments in India in the last few months, since migrating here! Plus, inspite of her half-foreign origins, she dubs in Hindi for herself! Way to go girl!

German import Evelyn Sharma enters Bollywood!

She’s studied business and dabbled in real estate in far-end Germany! She knows eight languages including English, Hindi, French, Dutch, Spanish, Thai, Russian and Tagalog of Philippines.

With an Indian father, a German mother, and a name resembling one of Hollywood’s biggest superstars Marilyn, Evelyn Sharma is the hottest Bollywood import since Katrina Kaif!

Making a mark on the Indian firmament after modeling all over the world, Evelyn has already completed over a hundred assignments in India in the last few months, since migrating here! Inspite of her half-foreign origins, she dubs in Hindi for herself!

This month, she was the showstopper face of ace designer Rocky S, setting the ramp on fire before the grand finale of India’s most prestigious fashion and trade event, the Lakme Fashion Week! Next, Evelyn stars opposite India’s original rockstar Palash Sen in the forthcoming video of his rock band Euphoria!

The girl has been actively involved with charities for children around Europe and now supports the SOS Children’s Villages of India! She’s into yoga, gymming, dance, kick-boxing and loves action!

What’s more! The newbie in Bollywood has just signed not one, not two, but three movies in a row! Starting with Manish Tiwary’s Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar; Evelyn will be seen with veteran filmmaker Pramod Chakravorty’s grandson Prateek Chakravorty in his debut film From Sydney With Love; followed by a pivotal role in Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions.

So let’s get ready for this fresh, dainty, humble, breathtakingly beautiful perfect new package the entertainment industry is swooning over! Make way for Evelyn Sharma.

Radhika Chaudhari wins Silver Ace at Las Vegas Film Festival

A debutante director of Indian origin, Radhika Chaudhari from Los Angeles, has bagged the prestigious Silver Ace Award for Best Short Film at the Las Vegas Film Festival, for her critically acclaimed short film Orange Blossom.

Shot in L.A. in a span of four days , the 17-minute film is the story of a single mother going through the pangs of separation from her husband; while making the folly of passing on too much information about herself and her family to a few strangers.

While an American-Indian Usha Kokotay plays the protagonist, other key roles are deftly portrayed by seasoned Hollywood actors such as Jeff Doucette (of Bedazzled and Desperate Housewives fame) and John Paul Ouvrier.

“The award is a big high for me, especially as I am a first-time director,” says Radhika Chaudhari. “Its put me on this pedestal from where the whole world looks like an unconquered challenge about to be discovered,” she adds with a resolute glint in her eye.

With her next strep being towards directing feature films, it would be interesting to see where this new-found acclaim takes Radhika. Could it be Bollywood calling?