top of page

Search Results

258 items found for ""

  • Zee Bollywood to celebrate 5th anniversary with hit films

    The channel is set to bring some of the best blockbusters to audiences as part of its fifth anniversary celebrations. With a mission to showcase only Bollywood films, Zee Bollywood is set to celebrate its fifth anniversary on August 31. To mark the occasion, the channel has organised a five-day extravaganza called '5 Saal Bemisaal'. As part of this, it will telecast blockbuster Hindi films from different genres, such as romance, action, drama and entertainment, every night at 9 PM. The line-up of films include 'Krrish', 'Maine Pyaar Kiya', 'Indian', 'Dangal' and 'Koyla'. So what are you waiting for? Tune into Zee Bollywood from August 28 to September 1 to watch these entertainment-packed films on your TV screens.

  • 'I always struggle with drinking scenes'

    Actor Mohit Raina recently revealed details about his forthcoming series and the challenges he faced while shooting it. Actor Mohit Raina is back on OTT after a gap of a year. He will soon be seen playing an ex-cop-turned-mercenary 'Avinash Kamath' in the upcoming series 'The Freelancer'. Though Mohit has donned the uniform in the past, getting into the skin of character didn't come naturally. To adapt to the intricacies of his reel character, Raina spent time to understand its nuances. He said, "Well to stay true to the story I had to show the transition of the character from early failures in life to a mature guy who has lived his life and gained experience. For the early life we tried to look lean and for the current life it was slight grey hair and someone who would come across as harmless and would easily blend in a crowd." But it wasn't the role that made him bite his nails. It was shooting drinking scenes that gave him jitters. "I always struggle with drinking scenes, it’s something that doesn’t come easy to me. Apart from that it was more action-related and getting used to the terrain on a daily basis," he shared. is based on the book 'A Ticket to Syria' written by Shirish Thora. The series is directed by Bhav Dhulia and produced by Friday Storytellers. It is helmed by Neeraj Pandey, who has donned the hat of its creator. The Freelancer revolves around a man on an extraction mission and a young girl held captive in a war-torn hostile environment of Syria. It will air on Disney+Hotstar from September 1. Besides Raina, the series features actors Anupam Kher and Kashmira Pardeshi in the lead, along with actors Sushant Singh, John Kokken, Gauri Balaji and Navneet Malik, Manjiri Faddnis and Sarah Jane Dias in prominent roles.

  • Kareena roped in as brand ambassador for this brand

    The actress has turned a brand ambassador of MyTrident during the launch of its Fall-Winter’23 collection. Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has been announced as a brand ambassador of MyTrident, the flagship home furnishing brand of Trident Group, during the launch of its Fall-Winter’23 collection. The actress, speaking about her association with the brand said, “I’m delighted to be associated with MyTrident. Known for their wide range of home furnishing collections, their innovative designs and premium finish reflect one’s true self and set the perfect mood for any home space. There is something to suit every style and every home.” Dr. Rajinder Gupta, Chairman, Trident Group, sharing his excitement after roping Kareena as a brand ambassador revealed,“We are super-excited and thrilled to welcome Kareena Kapoor Khan in MyTrident family. She is an exceptional blend of grace, talent, and relatability that makes her an ideal face for our brand. Her values seamlessly mirror the brand's dedication to crafting living spaces that are not only exquisite but also welcoming and comfortable." MyTrident was launched in India in 2014. Since then, its growth is driven by doubling the point of sales, adding new categories, and diversifying the range based on the evolving needs of the consumers. Currently, the company has a retail network of over 3,500 retail touch points, including 50 exclusive stores across India.

  • The ‘surreal’ world of Jatin Malik

    Once used to deck up your home, Salvador Dali’s artworks can now be worn as a piece of clothing. Fashion designer Jatin Malik’s latest collection is inspired from the surrealist artist’s paintings. Fashion designer Jatin Malik’s infatuation with art led him to look out for artists who were adept at translating ideas in subconscious mind on the canvas. That’s when he stumbled upon Salvador Dali’s works. Dali was proficient at conceiving a painting in his mind before putting it on paper. This struck chords with the designer and gave birth to his latest collection titled ‘Dali’, which draws inspiration from the Spanish maestro artist. Malik’s collection features 100 looks. Each ensemble carries ~3-4 articles (clothes as well as shoes), which are handmade, hand-printed and hand-stitched to perfection. The collection also carries intricate embroidery, textures and motifs, along with concept looks. All pieces are a work of art. The collection includes Dali’s signature elements, abstract patterns as well as colours, which has been interpreted in different ways. For instance, the orange clock in Dali’s ‘The persistence of memory’ artwork has been replicated as a standalone piece as a shoe in gold, which rests on brown-coloured suede base. Similarly, the designer replicated the sunflowers in the artist’s paintings in different ways. He used sunflowers on shoes by hand-painting them and added them a textured look along with other elements and embroidery on a coat. When asked if different looks were created on purpose, Malik pointed out that since everything was handmade, it was difficult to replicate the techniques on the fabric. “It was hard to visualise the art at first and execute the fluidity in terms of the embroidery and put it on the paper as well as the garment. To ace it, we broke down the front placket of the garment and gave it completely abstract form,” he shares. In terms of fabrics, Malik refrained from using heavy threads. He says, “They do not work with fluidic embroidery.” He instead used linen silk in sherwanis, shrugs and jackets to add free flow fabric and flattering silhouette. However, the designer kurtas carry concept looks with different fabrics. In terms of prints and hand-crafted embroidered pieces, the collection features certain signature styles, such as, aari, dabka, French knots and hand-painted kurta. These were decided based on the fabric’s quality. The collection also includes ‘paani ka kaam’, which is a Persian embroidery popular in Rajasthan. The collection also features hand-painted coats and jackets. Calling it as the three-tier embroidery, Malik says, “It uses a lot of three-dimensional (3D) elements. In this, we hand-painted the fabrics and surface textured them. They were then ornated with 3D elements, such as dabkas or aari.” This is not the first time the designer is smitten by an artist. Last year, his collection took inspiration from another maestro artist, Pablo Picasso. He featured cubism comprising of geometric patterns and straight lines in the designed outfits. However, ‘Dali’ comes after a long span of nearly seven months. Apparently, the designer spent ample time with his team in pre-production to create some of the Dali’s artworks outdoors. He employed artists, who sketched the artworks on paper, and workers, who welded stainless steel pieces to create their replica, giving the designer a chance to see how the final pieces would look in different colours. Jatin Malik’s works can be viewed at the designer’s flagship store, Jatin Malik Couture in Defence Colony, New Delhi.

  • Utsav pays ode to freedom fighters

    The two-day event saw performances by Odissi exponent and Padma Shree awardee Ranjana Gauhar and her disciples as an ode to freedom fighters who dedicated their lives for India's independence. The 18th edition of ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’ took place at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre in Delhi recently. The two-day event, organised by Utsav Educational and Cultural Society (UECS), commemorated India's struggle for independence and included several dance performances. Odissi exponent and Padma Shree awardee Ranjana Gauhar took the centre stage to perform a musical dance drama, titled ‘Khud Mein Kabir, Kabir Mein Hum’ on the opening day. She, along with her disciple, Vinod Kevin Bachan, a recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar, performed on Kabir’s dohas. Though it was a dance performance, the duo used facial expressions to narrate the tale on saint Kabir’s life and philosophy as explained in the dohas. When asked why she chose dohas instead of traditional music only, Gauhar said that it was their relevance in today’s times that led her to them. “Kabir gave India the idea of the importance of a human life instead of the background a person comes from. His ideas, philosophy and dohas are still relevant in today’s times and used extensively, despite the fact that he lived 600 years ago. That’s why we decided to use them,” she explained. Bachan said that the idea of freedom and independence (this year’s theme for the show) matches with Kabir’s ideology and philosophy. “Saint Kabir was all about the freedom of mind, heart and soul. In dance too, we are given the independence to show our emotions as well as to move around the stage. Through ‘Khud Mein Kabir, Kabir Mein Hum’, we have shown independence in the way we used the mudras, our expressions and the song (dohas),” he added. The show also included solo and group performances by master artists on the second day. Bachan, for instance, presented his solo performance (Odissi) on the life of goddess Sita. There were also two group performances. Jayaprabha Menon, a Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, performed Mohiniyattam with her disciples and renowned dancers Ashok and Bandita Goshal performed Odissi with their disciples from Bhubaneswar. The event was graced by several prominent personalities from art, dance and theatre. Some of them included Padmashri Geeta Chandran (prolific Bharatanatyam dancer), Padmavibhusan Dr. Sonal Mansingh (Rajya Sabha member and renowned Odissi exponent), Padma Shree Shovana Narayan (Kathak exponent, Ramesh Chandra Gaur (Director, National School of Drama), SNA Awardee Geetanjali Lal (Kathak exponent), Amarendra Khatua (Former, DG, Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and Rama Pandey (author and former anchor, Doordarshan), to name a few.

  • KBC15: Stylist Priya Patil reveals the badlaav in Big B’s wardrobe

    While the knowledge-based reality show will see some 'badlaav' with new elements being added, Priya too will style Big B with the evolving fashion trends. Though actor Amitabh Bachchan is known for his interesting hosting style in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), his dressing sense also grabs him a spotlight. Who can forget him in three-piece suits, bowties and stylish scarves? It is stylist Priya Patil, who should be credited for making the actor look dapper on screen. Patil has now revealed that since there are a few changes introduced in the upcoming season, the show host's wardrobe too has been given a makeover. Big B will be seen donning a new style statement. "For the 15th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, my mood board included the brief of keeping the look ‘new’ and ‘fresh.’ Keeping the classic look intact, we have gone a step ahead and added newer elements to it. Sir will be seen in classic three-piece suits, Bandhgalas and Jodhpuris, but I am introducing a 'Colour Play' which will be a contrasting combination of colours," she shares. The actor will also be seen flaunting new styles, patterns and trends. Talking about some of the interesting changes, Patil says, "To elaborate, the waistcoats will have colour patterns like wine against navy, black and white, powder blue and navy, pinstripes with plains, checks with plains, and more. When it comes to his shirts, I’ve introduced small but evident features which include contrast piping with the collars, different broaches that stand out, and lapel pins that accentuate and complete the overall look. On the classic Jodhpuris, we have added a special drape like a shawl, and completing the look will be a broach holding it together.” Talking about her experience of styling Big B for KBC she shares, "Sir (Amitabh Bachchan) is a legend and I have learnt a lot by watching him over the years. His dedication, professionalism, and his attention to detail are what I have absorbed from him, and it reflects in all of his attires. I always tell everybody that Sir does not need a stylist, he is a style icon in himself. Clothes don't make the man; the man makes the clothes; I have always believed that. Whatever he wears, he makes it a trend and he has always been an inspiration to all generations." Kaun Banega Crorepati - Season 15 will start from August 14, every Monday to Friday at 9 pm on Sony Entertainment Television.

  • Vintage trends to deck up your home

    As interior design trends continue to evolve, some vintage styles remain. The following are the seven vintage trends that Janavi Javeri, Interior Stylist and Founder, Walls and Things, shares to help you create modern spaces. Every year, interior design trends change. But some timeless trends last forever. Janavi Javeri, Founder and Interior Stylist, Walls and Things, brings seven vintage home trends that will help you add a touch of nostalgia and sophistication into your homes. Mid-century modern magic Popularised during the mid-20th century, this style is characterised by clean lines, organic shapes and minimalist forms and effortlessly blends functionality with elegance. The mid-century modern furniture, such as the iconic Eames chairs or a sleek teak sideboard, can be incorporated into modern spaces, adding a touch of retro chic and enduring appeal. Victorian grandeur The Victorian era was all about an opulent and ornate style that exudes a sense of grandeur and sophistication. Elements, such as, elaborate chandeliers, intricately patterned wallpaper, and richly upholstered furniture can be thoughtfully integrated into contemporary interiors. You can achieve a captivating look by combining Victorian touches with modern aesthetics. Timeless terrazzo Originally a cost-effective flooring option in Italy, terrazzo has made a comeback in recent years. The versatility of this composite material, which combines chips of marble, quartz and glass in a cement binder along with its vibrant colours and speckled patterns, makes it a beautiful addition to homes. Classic farmhouse allure Farmhouse style harks back to the simplicity and rustic charm of rural life. The enduring appeal of exposed wooden beams, vintage farmhouse sinks and shiplap walls aims for a cozy and welcoming ambiance of farmhouse aesthetics. Art Deco elegance The lavish and luxurious Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 1930s still influences contemporary interior design. The use of geometric shapes, mirrored surfaces and metallic accents can infuse a sense of timeless elegance into modern spaces. Art Deco remains a beloved choice for those seeking to add a touch of glamour and extravagance to their homes. Charming pastels Pastel hues, reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s, have stood the test of time in interior design. Soft pinks, mint greens and baby blues can help add a fresh and calming ambiance. Pastels continue to be a popular choice and can be applied as wall colours and furnishings, as well as decor accents. Eclectic mix and match Drawing inspiration from various vintage eras and design styles, the eclectic mix and match trend help showcase your personality and preferences. The art of blending different vintage elements, textures and patterns to create a cohesive and visually-striking space reflects individuality and a love for timeless design.

  • Mastaney trailer launched; film eyes Aug25 release

    Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi released the trailer of 'Mastaney' in Delhi. The film will release on August 25. The much-awaited trailer of the upcoming Punjabi movie 'Mastaney' was released in theaters recently, leaving the audience in awe. Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi was present at one such launch event in Delhi to unveil the trailer. Speaking on the film, the Punjabi singer said, "The film showcases real Punjab that has not yet been shown in movies. I would like to congratulate the entire team of Mastaney and the film's director, Sharan Art for their attempt to bring the real story of Punjab to audiences through this film." The film features a stellar cast, including Tarsem Jassar, Simi Chahal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Karamjit Anmol, Rahul Dev, Honey Mattu and Baninder Bunny, among others. The trailer offers a glimpse of the grandeur with breathtaking visuals, soul-stirring dialogues, and yesteryear's vibe. The trailer's launch has taken audiences' excitement to another level. Produced by Manpreet Johal, Aashu Munish Sahni and Karamjit Singh Johal, the film is written and directed by Sharan Art. Sharing their excitement for this film, the producers, said, "We are thrilled to bring Mastaney to the audience. It has been a labor of love, and we are confident that the film will entertain and enthral everyone who watches it." When asked what the idea of making the film was, Art revealed, "Mastaney is more than just a film; it's a mission to bring our rich history to the forefront and instil a sense of pride in our heritage. We are confident that the trailer has piqued everyone's interest, and the film will be embraced wholeheartedly by the audience." Presented by Vehli Janta Films and Omjee’s Cine World, Mastaney will release on August 25.

  • Sources Unlimited unveils Karl Lagerfeld-inspired collection

    The collection draws inspiration from Karl Lagerfeld's iconic style, embodying the essence of his instantly recognisable and distinguished persona. Ever wondered what happens when a designer becomes a design? It sells like hotcakes. Sources Unlimited known for introducing high-end international furniture, accessories and lighting solutions in the Indian market, has unveiled a similar collection inspired by German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. The collection, titled Karl Lagerfeld by Bosa, celebrates Lagerfeld with limited-edition, handmade pieces meticulously crafted from ceramics and are adorned with 24 karat gold and platinum paints. The collection features two unique sculptures. Both draw inspiration from Karl Lagerfeld's iconic style, embodying the essence of his instantly recognisable and distinguished persona. The first sculpture 'Pop Karl' is an imaginative creation by Elena Salmistraro. Salmistraro's creation is a playful representation encapsulates Karl's wit and irony. It includes a vibrant colour palette with masterful use of texture. The second sculpture 'Rock Karl' is designed by Nika Zupanc. It captures Lagerfeld's iconic style with a monochromatic theme, showcasing a black suit, white shirt and dark sunglasses. This sculpture features pops of colour, added to the dentelle collar and brushed gold details to the fingerless gloves. Standing at a height of 41 cm and a width of 18 cm, these sculptures offer a remarkable testament to the indelible legacy of Karl Lagerfeld. Sources Unlimited works closely with leading architects, interior designers and stylists to furnish residential and commercial interiors. Since its inception in 2005, it has curated exceptional products and delivered designs of the highest calibre.

  • Dushyant Kapoor drops teaser of 'Love on the Mars'

    The sci-fi love story promises to be a visual spectacle that will touch hearts and ignite imaginations, as it explores the depths of love and devotion amidst the vastness of space. Actor, director and producer Dushyant Kapoor, who is known for sci-fi movies, has launched the captivating teaser of his upcoming cinematic masterpiece, Love on the Mars. The film is a sci-fi love story that promises to be a visual spectacle. It will touch hearts and ignite imaginations, as it explores the depths of love and devotion amidst the vastness of space. The film's teaser gave a glimpse of Kapoor's directorial brilliance, teasing the audience with breathtaking shots of interstellar travel, cosmic landscapes, and the emotional turmoil faced by the central characters. It also showed an enthralling narrative that revolves around the characters Dushyant and his lover, and how he loses track of her in space. Set against the backdrop of a mission to Mars after earth has been destroyed, the teaser artfully portrayed their passionate love and commitment to each other. However, tragedy strikes when her satellite gets lost during the expedition, leaving Kapoor devastated. As he vowed to do anything for love, he embarks on an awe-inspiring journey through the cosmos to find his beloved. With Love on the Mars, Kapoor aims to explore the depths of human emotions and the lengths people will go to for love, even if it means traversing the uncharted territories of space. Since its launch, the teaser has crossed lakhs of views. The film is expected to release in August this year.

bottom of page