Atul Kasbekar and Tanuj Garg collaborate for Ellipsis Entertainment

Industry veteran and former studio head honcho, Tanuj Garg, and leading photographer, talent mentor and film producer, Atul Kasbekar, have announced their partnership to set up a new-age, high content film company, Ellipsis Entertainment. The partnership includes Shanti Sivaram Maini, Swati Iyer Chawla and Piya Sawhney, who come with extensive experience in broadcasting, advertising and talent management, and along with Kasbekar, produced the renowned film Neerja starring Sonam Kapoor.

Incorporated earlier this year, Ellipsis is looking at charting an aggressive growth path. The extensive experience, market standing and goodwill of its promoters has already ensured eight Hindi movie projects in different stages of development and casting. Currently, three of them, developed ground-up, will go on floor in the financial year 2017-2018. The projects will be helmed by a mix of emerging and renowned directors. The promoters' driving philosophy is a budget-conscious, content-based movie, which they believe is the sole determinant of box office success.

About the new venture, says Garg who has produced several blockbusters during his tenture, "Having derived a holistic 360-degree understanding of the business through my tenure with leading companies from their inception, it was time to leverage the experience, relationships and goodwill built over 15 years and turn entrepreneurial. I have known Atul for long, and our objective of coming together is to create pedigreed cinema, which we can be proud of and creates value for all stakeholders. There has never been a better time for content power and we are pleased that in this short time we are being seen as magnates for talent; as the go-to boys by writers, creative producers and directors. Along with our partners, Shanti, Swati and Piya, we are actively building a multi-genre movie slate and are pleased with the progress so far."

One of the most famous photographs in the world of entertainment and now a successful producer, Kasbekar adds, "Ellipsis' philosophy is to spot, nurture, mentor, and back progressive, engaging, compelling and marketable content. It is an exciting time of content flux in the industry. Marrying a good story with sensible economics in order to yield a strong ROI is the only way forward. Tightened budgets, use of best practices, rebates, brand partnerships and viably structured deals with talent, are some of the mechanisms to rationalize costs and de-risk the business. Ours is a great partnership with complementary skills."
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Emraan Hashmis Raaz Reboot gets leaked online

It has been a tough year for some of the films which became a target of piracy. Udta Punjab got leaked two days prior to its release whereas Great Grand Masti got leaked a week before.

Another movie that has now become the target of piracy is Emraan Hashmi's upcoming film, Raaz Reboot. The film which is scheduled to release this Friday is reported to have made it online three days before its release.

After hearing about the film's leak, Emraan Hashmi released an official statement and urged his fans to give the movie a chance and watch it in theaters. He wrote, "About twenty mins ago, I decided to unwind a bit and go on to my social media pages. I usually look at it as a way of connecting with my fans, who I look at as an extension of my family... It's always a positive experience, connecting with them. But the first thing I saw a few moments back was the trends list which to my horror read "Raaz Reboot Leaked". A lot of work goes into a film, whether good or bad. A lot of people toil away, striving to entertain you as well as run their kitchens. Piracy is a rampant problem, as we have seen over the past few months with a few movies that have been leaked online before their theatrical release. I won't add fuel to the fire by harping about conspiracy theories... I won't point fingers. I don't intend to get into a public mud-slinging match. Instead, I will request you to give the film a fair chance by watching it in theaters. It's a request, which I think anyone sensible will entertain. Love, Emraan."

Kriti Kharbanda also shared, "Raaz reboot is my debut Hindi film. Please please please watch it in theatres. Don't give into piracy."

Gaurav Arora too took to his twitter and wrote, "The oldest hindi film franchise "RAAZ" a lot goes into making a film.. Pleaseeeee watch it in theatres only. Please. NO PIRACY."

Mahesh Bhatt urged the franchise fans to stay away from the piracy saying, "We have worked for 14 years to create the raaz franchise. Don't let piracy destroy it. Watch in the theatres please."

Written and directed by Vikram Bhatt, Raaz Reboot features Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora and is scheduled to release on September 16.
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Trinity Pictures rolls out its first franchise Sniff directed by Amole Gupte

Indian studio, Eros International's Trinity Pictures, India's first franchise studio rolled out its first feature film, Sniff, a big-scale kid's live action-adventure film this month. A fresh new genre introduced in Indian cinema, the film went on floor on September 5, the day marking the commencement of Ganesh Chaturthi festival and will be shot across various locations in Mumbai.

Helmed by acclaimed director, Amole Gupte, of Taare Zameen Par and Stanley Ka Dabba fame, the man behind several acclaimed children-centric films, reputed to spot talent in children and introduce fresh new faces in Indian film industry (Darsheel Safari in Taare Zameen Par, his son Partho in Stanley Ka Dabba, etc.), is all set to launch his next discovery Khushmeet Gill, an 8-year-old 'wonder' boy who plays the lead character in this family entertainer that revolves around a young Sikh boy, who is a spy in the making along with his curious gang of extraordinary cohorts.

Amole Gupte commenced the shoot with his young star in Mumbai with a Ganesh Aarti sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Music in the film has been composed by Mujtaba Aziz Naza, son of the famous Qawwali singer Aziz Naza.
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Sunny Leone skips her documentary premiere in Toronto

Sunny Leone failed to keep her appointment with what was perhaps the most glorious chapter of her career in the entertainment business: the premiere of the documentary Mostly Sunny on her rise from an adult-content star to Bollywood actress at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The 2-hour documentary directed by ace-photographer Dilip Mehta was apparently done with the full approval and participation of Sunny and her husband Daniel Weber. But now the documentary seems to have caused some amount of heartburn in the Leone camp.

Says a source from Toronto, "The premiere of the Sunny Leone documentary was to be held on Sunday night at the TIFF at 10.30 pm. Dilip Mehta and his sister Deepa Mehta had even organized a lunch in honour of Sunny Leone which she was to attend along with her husband. But she didn't turn up for the lunch or the premiere in the evening."

When I touched base with Sunny and her husband Daniel they were in New York attending a family function. Says Daniel, "Sunny had a prior commitment. Sunday was a very very important day for her nephew (Daniel's nephew)'s bar mitzvah. This was planned one year in advance."

But the grand Toronto premiere of Sunny's documentary was also planned well in advance. Why wasn't Dilip Mehta and his team informed that Sunny won't be able to attend?
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Anees Bazmee wont get into panga with Ileana for Aankhen 2

Producer Gaurang Doshi is at war with leading lady Ileana D'Cruz for first saying yes then saying no to his film Aankhen 2.

However, Aankhen 2 director Anees Bazmee refuses to get into the fight. "This has nothing to do with me. It is true that Gaurang and I met Ileana for Aankhen 2. I don't know why she decided not to do Aankhen 2. We must respect her decision."

Anees' 'respect' for Ileana's decision could stem from the fact that she is doing his other film Mubaraka, where she co-stars with Arjun Kapoor.

Says Anees, "Yes, Ileana is working in my Mubaraka. And it would be unethical of me to discuss her reasons for not doing my other film (Aankhen 2). As far as Mubaraka is concerned she has been very professional in her dealings. And I love the way she responded to her character and to the script. I could tell from her expressions that she completely understood the situations in the comedy. I am looking forward to working with her."
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YRF announces Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai

Salman Khan has had a pretty great year after giving a hit with Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan. After a successful film, the actor-director duo is back and this time for Ek Tha Tiger sequel.

The blockbuster team of Sultan, Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar, come together once again for Yash Raj Films' Tiger Zinda Hai. Salman will be reprising the role of Tiger and Katrina Kaif will be back in action playing the character of Zoya. The first part was directed by Kabir Khan.

Yash Raj Films shared the first poster for the film along with the release date this afternoon. The cast will begin shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai in March 2017 and the film is slated for release on 22nd December 2017.
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Rock On 2 cast to launch the music album with a live concert

It has been only a few days since the teaser of Rock On 2 was unveiled and fans are really excited to watch the sequel. The sequel promises to have great music as the first part had.

Rock On had the good music which was the reason the film was appreciated. The same is expected from the sequel and the audience is eagerly waiting to hear the music. Fans can rejoice now as the team of Rock On 2 is all set to launch the album in a live concert. The cast including Shraddha Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora, Prachi Desai along with music composers Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan and Loy are all set to relive the magic at a grand concert which will be held at NSCI Dome in Mumbai on September 17, 2016.

Directed by Shujaat Saudagar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, Rock On 2 is scheduled to release on November 11, 2016.
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Shabana Azmi to sing for Aparna Sens Sonata

While it is not new for a veteran like Shabana Azmi to follow the path of unconventional and parallel cinema, the actress has decided to go out-of-the-box yet again for Aparna Sen's Sonata. Shabana will be singing two Rabindranath Tagore classics for the upcoming film.

Shabana Azmi will be reviving the songs 'Aaji jharer raate' and 'Sokhi andhare' for the film. Revealing that she was terrified about it, she was all praises for her hubby and renowned poet and writer Javed Akhtar as well as her friend and filmmaker Aparna Sen whom she fondly addresses as Rina for encouraging her to sing. In fact, Shabana also expressed her gratitude towards her coach Sharoni Sen who helped her get the nuances right whilst singing the classics. Also mentioning about the role she plays in Sonata, the actress added that her character Dolon is funny, warm, demonstrative and volatile.

Based on Mahesh Eklunchwar's play Sonata, the English film also stars Aparna Sen, Sohag Sen, Lillette Dubey among others.
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Parineeti Chopra quits Circus

Earlier we had reported that Parineeti Chopra has signed the directorial debut of choreographer Bosco Martis, Circus. However, now we hear that the actress has decided to quit the project and move on.

Gearing up for a film after a hiatus, the reason behind Parineeti Chopra's exit is said to be that she was unhappy with the fact that she was not offered a bound script for Circus. The film which is supposed to trace the journey of a father-daughter relationship amidst a musical backdrop was said to feature the actress doing a lot of stunts. It has been learnt that what also left the actress upset was the news that she has signed the film when she had only heard the script. Apparently, the news broke out in the media even before the actress signed the dotted line which has left her miffed. Her team is looking after the films she has signed and according to them the actress has only signed Meri Pyaari Bindu as of now.

On the other hand, while the hunt for the lead actress is on, Circus also stars Suniel Shetty and Sooraj Pancholi in prominent roles.
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John Abraham to visit the Ziro Festival

Readers may be aware that John Abraham was recently signed as the brand ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh and the actor has already been making plans to be present at one of the most iconic music fests in North-East. John Abraham recently confessed that he wants to be a part of Ziro festival and will make sure to fulfil his wish this year.

John Abraham confessed at a recent event saying, "This is the first time I'll be going to the Ziro festival and I have always wanted to be there. It's between 22nd to 25th September and I'm planning my visit to North-east around the same time to meet my football team." Ziro music festival brings together varied kinds of artists from all around the world together giving them this platform to celebrate music in a different way. John Abraham, we hear, will take a break from his Force 2 shooting schedule specially to attend the festival and also meet the North-East United football team.
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Gulzar to recite poetry at the launch of Mirzya

After giving a sneak peek into the title track of Mirzya and a couple of other tracks, the makers are all set to launch the complete album of the film in a grand but unique way. In fact, they have decided to bring in veteran poet Gulzar, who is also the lyricist and writer of the film, to recite poems at the music launch.

Mirzya's trailer has been receiving a positive response and its music has a unique touch of folk to it. Also considering that poetry is an integral part of the film and in order to make the music launch more entertaining, we hear that it was the makers who came out with this idea. Voicing out similar thoughts, director - producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra added that music and poetry is the soul of the film and he also confirmed Gulzar's presence by stating that he will be reciting his favourite poem from the film. Besides the legendary writer, musicians Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and singer Daler Mehendi too will be performing at the event.

Marking the debut of Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan in Bollywood along with Saiyami, Mirzya is slated to release on October 7.
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