January 2018

It’s Not Pleasant For Both The Movies And Will Impact Both: Twinkle Khanna

The biggest Bollywood clash of the year Padmaavat vs Padman has got everyone talking. Every time there has been clashes between movies, it has only brought loses for them. But this time seems to be different. Trade analysts predict that both the movies Padman as well as Padmaavat will do good business and will not suffer losses because of one another.
When Hindustan Times got in touch with Twinkle Khanna, who is the producer of Akshay Kumar starrer Padman regarding her views on the clash, she showed concern but was also determined not to move the date.
It’s Not Pleasant For Both The Movies And Will Impact Both: Twinkle Khanna Speaking to the daily she said, “It’s not pleasant for both [the parties] and will impact both. But they have also been through enough of their own hurdles. But I wish they would have come a week earlier or a week after us preferably. I am sure Mr [Sanjay Leela] Bhansali has made a wonderful movie but we are very confident of our content. So, I am not apprehensi..

the 3rd International Goa Tattoo Festival

After the 1st and the 2nd, the 3rd International Goa Tattoo Festival continued the success, it brought together some of the best tattoo artists in the world. The Goa Tattoo Festival was a 3 day event held from 12th to 14th January 2018 at Tito’s Arena in Baga, an open air space which featured a […]

Koimoi’s Audience Poll: Vote For Your Favourite Director With A Difference Of 2017

The year 2017 was full of surprises! We saw some big films getting panned at the box office, whereas films with high content did wonders.
Content and script played a key role in the previous year. Filmmakers gave us films which had an impact on the society and broke some stereotypes. We have listed below some of the directors who made films with a difference. Vote for your favourite director from the list of our nominations!
Check it out:
Suresh Triveni: Tumhari Sulu Suresh Triveni: Tumhari Sulu Tumhari Sulu was a lighthearted and entertaining film of 2017. Director Suresh Triveni’s magic in the film was completely visible. Being a debutant director, the kind of film he made was unbelievable! The story of Vidya Balan as Sulu was so relatable and lovable. This film gave a wonderful message about women empowerment.
Amit Masurkar: Newton Amit Masurkar: Newton This film was a gem gifted by director Amit Masurkar to the industry. The plot of the story revolved around voting issues in ru..

Akshay’s O Saale Sapne From Padman Is An Anthem For Innovators Who Dare To Dream

Padman is creating the right buzz since it’s announcement. People are eagerly waiting for the movie and now the makers have released a new song from the film. The song is titled as O Saale Sapne.
It shows how Padman chased his dreams and worked hard to reach where he is today. The song is sung by Mohit Chauhan.
Watch the song here:

The film is based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, a small town entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu, who invented cost-effective sanitary napkins to generate awareness in rural areas. If there is one actor who can attempt a film on such topic, it’s Akshay Kumar. He has turned the tables in his favour since.
There were reports that he finished the shoot of Padman in 37 days and we are sure he has given every of his last blood, sweat, and tear. The film is being directed by R. Balki and produced by his wife Twinkle Khanna. It also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles. This is the second time Sonam is teaming with Akshay as they have previously worke..

Vishal Bhardwaj: “Deepika Padukone Is Among Finest Actors, Irrfan Khan A Favourite”

Ace filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who will be working with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in his next film, on Saturday said he considers Deepika as one of the finest actors in the country at present while Irrfan is one of his favourites.
“I am really looking forward to working with Deepika, she is one of the finest actors right now and Irrfan has been one of my favourites. So I am really excited to work with them,” Bhardwaj told IANS on the sidelines of a session on his new book of poems at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival here.
Vishal Bhardwaj: “Deepika Padukone Is Among Finest Actors, Irrfan Khan A Favourite” The filmmaker, who will be working for the first time with Deepika, said the script of the film was written well in advance and he is not at all sceptical about casting her in his next project despite the recent controversy surrounding her upcoming film Padmaavat.
“This is a script I wrote two years back so I am really not sceptical about anything,” he said.
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Kshatriya Women Threaten Jauhar If Padmaavat Release Not Stopped

In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Padmaavat, female members of Kshatriya community in Chittorgarh on Saturday threatened to perform “jauhar” (self-immolation) if the screening of the film is not stopped by the government.
In a Sarvasamaj meeting held in Chittaurgarh, the members decided to stage a phase-wise protest against the proposed release of the film. The meeting was attended by around 500 people, out of which 100 females belonged to high-profile families of the city.
Speaking to IANS, spokesperson of Rajput Karni Sena Virendra Singh said on January 17, national highways and railway tracks across Chittorgarh would be blocked.
Kshatriya Women Threaten Jauhar If Padmaavat Release Not Stopped The film, already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after five modifications and renamed from Padmavati to Padmavat and now titled Padmaavat, is scheduled to release on January 25 across India. The Rajasthan go..

Kabir Khan Directs Sequel To Campaign Starring Shah Rukh Khan

Director Kabir Khan, who has helmed a campaign featuring Shah Rukh Khan, says he has always aspired to work with the superstar.
Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) revealed the first short film of “2.0 #BeMyGuest” campaign on Saturday. It is the first-ever collaboration between Shah Rukh and Kabir.
“I have always aspired to work with Shah Rukh, the charisma he brings to every shot is admirable, while Dubai has been one of my favourite cities to visit. In these films, we have done our best to capture the essence of Dubai, from its stunning locations to its welcoming hospitality,” Kabir said in a statement.
Kabir Khan Directs Sequel To Campaign Starring Shah Rukh Khan The mini-series has been shot across iconic locations in the city, including LEGOLAND Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai.
“Last year I invited my fans around the world to ‘Be My Guest’ while giving them a glimpse into my Dubai, as part of this exciting partnership with Dubai Tourism.

My Memoir Opened Up My Soul: Karan Johar

From his films to his relationships in Bollywood, Karan Johar opened up about a lot of things through his memoir An Unsuitable Boy. The filmmaker says talking about all the things “opened up” his soul “even more”.
The memoir, which Karan co-wrote with Poonam Saxena, created waves with its chapters describing his fallout with actress Kajol and for candid talks about his sexual orientation.
My Memoir Opened Up My Soul: Karan Johar Karan will also share his life story through his show “Calling Karan” on Ishq 104.8 FM, read a statement.
Trending “Sometimes, opening about the minor or major details takes you back in time. Every time she (Poonam) made me describe my old bedroom, house, people and the relationships, I went back and analysed and spoke about so much that I probably I had kind of blushed over,” Karan said.
“Things that I didn’t want to address and look back at but I knew I wanted to because that’s the whole idea of writing a memoir. I think I spoke about all those things and..

Sushant Singh Rajput Rejects A Fairness Cream Endorsement Deal Worth 15 Crore

Sushant Singh Rajput was recently approached by a popular fairness cream brand for an endorsement deal and apparently, the deal was worth 15 crores.
But it seems that Sushant is not in a mood of endorsing such creams anymore! Despite offering him a whopping amount for the endorsement, Sushant turned it down, as he doesn’t believe in it.
According to a report in Mid-Day, a source was quoted, “Sushant recently turned down a highly lucrative offer when a famous fairness cream brand approached him to be the brand ambassador but he doesn’t believe in endorsing such products.”
Sushant Singh Rajput Rejects A Fairness Cream Endorsement Deal Worth 15 Crore The source further added, “As a public figure, one has to be more responsible in promoting the products, as there are several people who look up to them and admire them. So the right messaging needs to go out.”
Speaking about the same, Sushant told Mid-Day that he is against the idea of promoting fairness creams. He said, “As responsible ..

Naseeruddin Shah’s Character In Aiyaary Is Neeraj Pandey’s Ode To Common Man

Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary brings back Naseeruddin Shah in his iconic common man avatar from ‘A Wednesday‘.
After winning our hearts with his brilliant portrayal of a common man in Neeraj Pandey’s ‘A Wednesday’, the filmmaker is all set to revive the infamous character in his upcoming espionage thriller Aiyaary.
Naseeruddin Shah’s character in Aiyaary will be Neeraj Pandey’s ode to the common man. A glimpse of which was seen in the trailer where Naseeruddin says, “Garib Admi ko na ungli nahi karneka”.
Naseeruddin Shah’s Character In Aiyaary Is Neeraj Pandey’s Ode To Common Man Aiyaary will mark the second collaboration of the veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah and prolific filmmaker Neeraj Pandey.
Neeraj Pandey is known to present films backed by power packed performances by an ensemble cast. Starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra as the mentor and protege, Aiyaary also stars Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Rakul Preet Singh, Kumud Mishra, Pooja Chopra, Adil Hussain and Vikram Gokha..