The much-anticipated Friday release SaandKiAankh went to the prestigiousPingyao film festival inPingyao, China this week on October 17, where it was greeted by a standing ovation by approving crowds of audiences and critics from all across the world. DirectorTusharHiranandaniwho is just back from the exhilarating experience says it is all unreal for him. The audience at thePingyaofestival loved my film. They gave it a standing ovation. There were so many parties coming forward to buy the film, I was overwhelmed. It is hard for me to believe all this is happening to me. China has become a huge and open market for Indian cinema. Says Tushar, They are keenly interested in our cinema. SaandKiAankh is my first film as a director. And to have it receive so much love on such an important platform comprising truly cinema-literate audiences was a big thing for me.
Written and directed by Prashanth Neel and starring superstar Yash, Kannada-language period action film KGF chapter 1 was a massive hit at the box office and widely appreciated by the masses. While fans were super impressed with chapter 1, the makers announced that they have begun shooting for KGF Chapter 2 with Sanjay Dutt playing the antagonist. The makers had recently revealed a poster of Sanju Baba in a daredevil look named Adheera which amazed the audiences with an intense and never seen before look of the actor We have now come to know that Sanjay Dutt was the first choice of Yash as well for the role. A source close to the actors share, Yash has grown up watching Sanjay Sir and his performances and has always been a huge fan.While the first chapter didnt have a lead antagonist particularly, but when the script for chapter 2 was locked, Yash was kneed and convinced only Sanjay could play the part. He was only the one who suggested Sanjays name to the makers and was hoping patiently that he accepts it. With Sanjay on board now, its only a dream come true for rock star Yash who will be pitied against Sanjay in the film. The actors next lineup of films will see the actor playing a variety of large powerful roles. The poster release of KGF 2 sees Dutt playing a dangerous character in a grand get up with an equally heavy name. Whereas he also will be essaying the role of Afghan King Ahmad Shah Durrani in Ashutosh Gowarikars upcoming saga, Panipat , which is a movie based on the third battle of Panipat
The Dubai Stars Walk of Fame, located in Downtown Dubai, is being discussed for a while now. Recently, the site was officially inaugurated and among the awardees present were actor Sonam Kapoor and singer Atif Aslam. The walk of fame presently features 400 achievers from different walks of life including film, music, literature and art, and is expected to have around 10,000 names once finished. Sonam, who looked like a dazzling diva in her skirt and a chiffon high-neck top, was excited to be receiving the recognition and to be featured in the walk of fame. Im so excited that its happening. I was just happy to be invited. I know that its prestigious and cool. I havent actually told any of my friends yet, but now I can tell them back home that its happened, she said, at the event. Nothing lasts forever. Thats a very Indian way of thinking. Youre supposed to go away the old has to go for the new to come. But, as an actor, you want to go down in posterity some way or the other, so its a nice feeling. My films are pretty relevant here, so its nice to have some recognition, the actor added, modestly stating that she didnt think of herself as a star. The unique walk of fame, ever since its making begun, has been making to headlines. The Dubai Stars is a walkable star-studded experience across Downtown Dubai honouring global personalities from all walks of life on their achievements and work, Downtown Dubai General Manager, Shymma Binbrek explained. The other stars to be also recognised at the event were Balqees Fathi, Khalid Al Amiri and Mona Zaki.