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Swag Se Swagat hits 13 million views and becomes World’s Most Viewed Video in 24 hours on YouTube

22 November 2017 7:58 AM, PST

Fans were eagerly awaiting for the first song of the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai and when ‘Swag Se Swagat’ dropped fans went into a Bollytizzy. Everyone really loved the cool dance track composed by Vishal-Shekhar with lyrics by Irshad Kamil. So much so, that in just 24 hours, the song and video is an uber hit. In fact, ‘Swag Se Swagat’ is the world’s most viewed video in 24 hours and currently has hit over 13 million views on YouTube alone. The song has also topped Apple Music, plus has clocked over one million streams in 24 hours on all music streaming platforms.

The dance groove with a cool message features brilliant vocals by Vishal Dadlani and Neha Bhasin. Shot in Greece, the video choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, features over 100 dancers from all over the world in styles ranging from hip-hop, break dancing, ballet, Afro-dancehall and more. Of course, »

- Stacey Yount

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next is the social issue film Merey Pyarey Prime Minister

22 November 2017 6:18 AM, PST

Celebrated director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next is a social issue film titled Merey Pyarey Prime Minister. Highlighting the issue of outdoor defecation in India, the first poster was released on World Toilet Day. Featuring the critically acclaimed actress Anjali Patil, Merey Pyarey Prime Minister is scheduled for release in 2018, presented by Romp Pictures.

During an interview last year for his film Mirzya, Mr. Mehra also spoke to us about this film saying, “There is, I won’t call it a small little film, no film should be called small just because the budget is small, the cast is small, but it is the story of a seven-year-old boy living in a Bombay slum. He has a sickly mother and he wants to build a toilet for his mother because there are no toilets in the slum.

“I am attached to a movement where we are building toilets all over »

- Stacey Yount

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Salman and Katrina in the cool dance groove ‘Swag Se Swagat’ from Tiger Zinda Hai

21 November 2017 3:15 AM, PST

After its mind-blowing trailer, we now get to see even more because Tiger Zinda Hai’s first song ‘Swag Se Swagat’ has released! An out-and-out dance anthem featuring stars Salman and Katrina, what’s really cool is ‘Swag Se Swagat’ has the two actors grooving in Greece with a plethora of international dancers with swag worthy choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.

Director Ali Abbas Zafar said, “‘Swag Se Swagat’ celebrates peace, brotherhood and love. It’s fun, frothy and visually stylish. We set out to involve dancers from all over the world with the purpose of setting a universal tone to the number. Salman and Katrina have done a fab job of dancing with them too.”

A catchy, foot tapping number, with a totally cool vibe, the song, composed by Vishal and Shekhar and written by Irshad Kamil, captures the film’s essence and messaging with its lyrics. According to Vishal, »

- Stacey Yount

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Twinkle Khanna part of a prestigious panel at the United Nations for ‘Woman Entrepreneurship Day’

20 November 2017 11:01 PM, PST

Best-Selling Author, Film Producer and vocal female empowerment champion, Twinkle Khanna took part of prestigious panel of “girl power” change-makers at the annual international Women’s Entrepreneurship Day [Wed] event, which convened at the United Nations in New York City on Friday, 17th November 2017.

Held to empower women and girls globally to help alleviate poverty, Wed curated the Sparking Confidence in Girls with Stars of Today panel, which saw Twinkle Khanna join discussions with other eminent personalities including Sara Bareilles, Singer, Songwriter, 6-time Grammy Nominee, Broadway Musical Writer/ Composer “Waitress”, Mikaila Ulmer, 12 Years Old, Founder Me & the Bees Lemonade & Successful ABC Shark Tank Contestant, Angela Simmons, Founder/Designer Foofi and Bella, Editor Angela’s Rundown, Star We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop and MTV’s Run House, Philanthropist. The panel was moderated by Veronica Dagher, ‘Secrets of Wealthy Women’ @WSJPodcasts and Wall Street Journal Wealth Adviser Reporter.

In an event »

- Stacey Yount

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Twinkle Khanna Discusses The Imporant Message Of Padman On BBC World News

20 November 2017 8:53 AM, PST

Twinkle Khanna, a vocal women empowerment champion, interior design entrepreneur, best-selling author, newspaper columnist and producer of Padman – the world’s first feature film on menstrual hygiene releasing 26th January 2018 – was invited by BBC World News, live from New York, to discuss the making of the film as well as the importance of raising the issue of female menstrual hygiene and dignity around the world.

Speaking to BBC presenter Philippa Thomas, Twinkle Khanna discussed the origination of the idea to make a film based on the real ‘padman’. She said: “I came across the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham when researching him for Times of India. I knew I had to make a film on his story and after weeks of trying to contact him, we finally agreed to make the film.” She later outlined the extraordinary story of Arunachalam Muruganantham: “He decided that he would test the sanitary pad himself »

- Stacey Yount

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Tumhari Sulu off to a roaring start!

20 November 2017 7:55 AM, PST

T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment’s Tumhari Sulu, directed by noted ad filmmaker Suresh Triveni and released on November 17, scored a robust opening weekend at the domestic box office, living up to its tagline, “Main Kar Sakti Hai”.

Released in about 1150 screens in India, the much-loved slice-of-life family film opened to a net box office of Rs. 2.87 cr., which is significantly higher than comparative films of the same size and genre that released earlier in the year. Exceptional reviews and word-of-mouth saw the Saturday collections jumping to Rs. 4.61 cr, while on Sunday, the film made a further leap to Rs. 5.39 cr. The aggregate weekend number stands at Rs. 12.87 cr.

With no opposition in the coming weeks and strong mouth publicity, the Vidya Balan-starrer, costing a modest Rs. 17 cr (including P&A), is poised to enjoy a sustained run at the box office, with the likelihood of increased shows. Revenues from overseas markets, »

- Stacey Yount

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First Look: Tiger Shroff in Student of the Year 2!

20 November 2017 6:41 AM, PST

The first Student of the Year starred Alia Bhatt, Siddarth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan in the lead roles and proved to be a very successful debut for all three actors and for Karan Johar. Now, ever since the news of Student of the Year 2, directed by Punit Malhotra, was announced, the buzz around the film has been very positive (despite recent rumours of the film being shelved). Today, sees the release of Tiger Shroff’s first look poster for the film.

As you can see the poster shows Tiger in a very cool and relaxed mode and certainly intrigues us! It will be interesting to see what vibe the other posters for the film will carry!

In fact, we are still waiting to see who will join him in class. While we wait for the rest of the cast of SOTY2 to be announced, enjoy Tiger’s poster and stay »

- Jem Raj

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Katrina and Salman’s Swag slays in Tiger Zinda Hai’s first song out tomorrow

20 November 2017 5:32 AM, PST

We have all been eagerly awaiting the first song from Yrf’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Featuring stars Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan the song is full of Swag! So much so that it is called ‘Swag Se Swagat’. In case you haven’t heard, the song, choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant and sung by Vishal Dadlani and Neha Bhasin, hits the airwaves tomorrow November 21st!

Here’s a mini sneak peek!

Also just because he is so full of…well Swag we had to tease you even more with the picture Katrina posted on Instagram of Salman

Nobody does swag like @beingsalmankhan……. »

- Stacey Yount

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“Bollywood is not a dark world, I am yet to experience its bad side” – Priya Banerjee

20 November 2017 4:59 AM, PST

It has been four years since Priya Banerjee arrived from Canada to India with dreams in her eyes to make it big in the world of film industry. While her stint at the beginning was down South, her Bollywood sojourn began with Jazbaa. Now that she has already spent a couple of years in Mumbai and has pretty much set it as a base, has she been exposed to that side of the industry which many perceive to be dark and infamous?

“Honestly, I don’t think Bollywood is a dark world,” says Priya, “I am not experiencing anything like that. I am still fairly new here and still have managed to do three-four films as well as an online series already. To think of it, there are some girls out there who haven’t even started working even though they have been around for a much longer time. Why »

- Joginder Tuteja

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