Yaari Dosti etc.

Yaari Dosti etc.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

GroupDrop all set to enhance the experience of #DoingItTogether

Doing It Together has always been an entertaining affair. From picnics to assignments to sharing quality time with family, all of us have memories of doing unforgettable things together. These memories are hitched with us forever and are cherished for a lifetime. Inspired from this feeling of doing it together, GroupDrop Online has launched first of its kind social e-commerce portal in India with an aim to bring a change on how consumers perceive and buy products of their choice online. GroupDrop aims at leveraging the power of community purchase by bringing the like-minded consumers together and buy products at the best possible price.

The idea came to Gaurav Kapadia when he heard of a group of people in India who bought 150 high end luxury cars together at a discounted rate. This was such a big announcement that the CEO of the luxury car brand went down along with his senior management team to hand over the keys to the buyers. Gaurav soon roped in Shyam Gursahani and both of them then developed a business model to help like-minded people to meet with one another, on a common platform, share opinions and buy the products of their choice at an irresistible price. The portal will be dealing with wide range of products across automobile, audio, gaming and photography genres.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shyam Gursahani, Director, GroupDrop said, “This is a proud moment for both Gaurav and I. We aim to connect people with similar likes and provide them with a common platform, where they can discuss all the pros and cons before buying a product. We want to leverage the power of the people in community purchase. This will help us become the preferred space to help consumers buy what they need and not what is offered at the best price, and promote the experience of #DoingItTogether.”

GroupDrop aims to grow and offer more choices to the customers.  All products on GroupDrop are chosen, created, or inspired by people, which are called ‘drops’. Consumers can search for products they want, and discuss and vote for the products they would like to buy. Once the consumer decides what product they'd like to buy together, GroupDrop contacts the vendor directly on behalf of them to get a great group discount, and allows the consumer to buy the product by joining the drop.

GroupDrop is first of its kind social e-commerce portal launched in 2016, with an aim to change the future of how the customers buy products of their choice. GroupDrop is only place where consumers from all parts of the world can connect with like-minded people, ask for products that they want, have conversations, share their expertise or opinions and also be able to buy these products at discounted price in groups. The more people that join the drop, the lower the price gets. GroupDrop services are available through the web-portal, and the made-for-mobile web service. The GroupDrop app on the Android play store and iOS app store should be available soon. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Divyeendu Sharma to play a Virgin in Virgins

Divyendu Sharma who is best known for his role as liquid in Pyaar Ka Punchnama is all set to make his short film debut with Virgins, where he will be seen playing the role of a Virgin boy who is about to get married.

"Frankly, there's a lot of unnecessary hype about virginity. There's so much of it that I found it funny - the way everyone seems to be interested in knowing others' virginity status. So I wanted actors with a light touch and capable to delivering poker faced humour. Divyendu, with his boyish charm and fantastic comic timing fit the bill perfectly. And once he read the script and met me, he hopped on board immediately," says Director Sandeep A Varma.

Virginity is one of the most common and a hot topic of discussion in today's youth. The film brings out a funny yet informational take on pre-marital sex in today’s youth. Director Sandeep A Varma after the much critically acclaimed Manjunath, was really keen to do something funny and this fit the bill. “Foremost reason to do this short was the kind of questions it was asking about our society, our conditioning and our understanding of sexuality. Its multilayered narrative is crisp and precise. And off course Hamara Movies has been doing some really interesting stuff so it made all d more sense to collaborate with them and with Sandeeps' vision everything seemed just right,"says Divyendu.

The film is directed by Sandeep A Varma and is produced by Vinay Mishra and Preety Ali.

Arbaaz and Sohail Khan at the trailer launch of FEVER

​Post the tremendous response to the cracker of a 20 second Teaser, Fever had a massive trailer launch,  with wishes and praises  not only pouring in from the industry but​​ ​​Caterina Mor​i​no and ​​Gemma ​Atkinson​ ​who play a pivotal role in the film wished the producers and the entire team of Fever from Switzerland.

The trailer launch of Fever which has been aptly christened as a thrillex saw Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and Javed Jaffery extend their support to their close friend, Ajay Chabbria and the other producers Karan Devgan, Rajath Manjunath and Ravi Agarwal and the cast of the film. Not only that but Sohail went on to say that Rajeev is a talent house and a fantastic actor 'who deserves a lot more' to which Rajeev  reciprocated by stating that these are two large hearted people and this large heartedness runs in their family.

The film that's directed by Rajeev Jhaveri would see Rajeev Khandelwal play an assassin involved with 3 super hot ladies, Gauahar Khan plays the main lead along with the Hollywood hotties ​C​aterina and ​Gemma ​Atkinson.

The film trailer was trending throughout the day on social media websites and was talk of the town. Fever is presented by Karan Devgan of Niche Film Farm & Rajath Manjunath of Jaya Sapthagiris Productions in association with Ravi Agrawal of Plus Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. & Ajay Chabbria of ICM Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Fever will be releasing worldwide 22nd July 2016.

Zindagi’s first original fiction show "Bhaage Re Mann" returns on 23rd June

After winning audiences over with their realistic portrayal in a contemporary Indian setting, the bubbly Padmini a.k.a. Karuna Pandey and the innocent Raghav a.k.a. Chandan Anand are all set to make a comeback. Zindagi’s first original fiction show, Bhaage Re Mann returns on 23rd June, 2016, every Monday to Saturday at 10:30 PM, with an all new season. The show that intrigued viewers with its exemplary slice-of-life narrative and made the main protagonist, Padmini aka ‘Mini B’ a household name will now captivate audiences with more twists and turns.

Bhaage Re Mann advocates a very simple yet important message of simply following your heart. The first season witnessed a roller coaster ride of emotions, humour, and romance; from the devastating loss of Anjali, to Jyothi deciding to leave her husband, to Maa trying to protect Raghav from Padmini. The show has shown various facets of Padmini and how she dealt with each situation in her unique and quirky way. She helped her loved ones to face life's challenges differently with her out of the box solutions.

The first season ended at a point when Raghav gathered enough courage to confess his feelings to a confused Padmini. The entry of Padmini’s old friend Rudra (Aamir Dalvi) further infuriated an insecure Raghav. We left the story in a nail bitting moment in the last episode when Raghav’s estranged wife Rhea (Manasi Salvi) makes a sudden entry just as the love story between Padmini and Raghav begins to heat up.

What will season 2 have in store for us? Will Mini B and Raghav finally get together? To find out catch the season 2 Premiere of Bhaage Re Mann on 23rd June every Monday to Saturday at 10:30 pm, only on Zindagi

Rupali Suri to flare up the red carpet at IIFA

Actress and fashionista Rupali Suri has been chosen to be the official anchor at the red carpet for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala in Madrid, Spain this year. Rupali will cover a city tour for digital space content of the celebrations.

With close to 150 Bollywood celebrities attending, an expected audience of around 20,000, and a business forum to facilitate talks of trade and collaborations, besides attractions integrating talent from India and Spain – the 17th IIFA event is poised to be a celebration of 60 years of the countries’ diplomatic relations.

The Gladrags MegaModel winner will soon be making her big screen debut, playing a key role in director Arun Frank's first feature film Dad... Hold My Hand.

Rupali plays the lead's fiancĂ© Ria in the film starring Denzil Smith, Ratna Pathak and Jayesh Kodwani. Produced by Wet Grass Films and presented in association with Bad Girl Films (UK), Dad... Hold My Hand is made entirely in English and shot in London and Mumbai. The film is expected to do more rounds of festival circuits, before releasing in India and the West.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

HYPER TYGERS - India’s first environmental superhero and superhero cricket team by Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma in partnership with Graphic India, UK based ISM Komix and Cornerstone Sport took a stand for India and the environment today with the launch of the all new, unique HYPER TYGERS - the world's first superhero cricket team, who play futuristic Hyper Cricket to save the environment, their village, and the world.

Available on DailyHunt http://m.dailyhunt.in/Ebooks/english/hyper-tygers-chapter-1-book-200806, starting today, the Hyper Tygers E-books can be accessed free of charge for the first two weeks, after which each chapter will be priced at Rs. 10/-.  A new chapter of Hyper Tygers will be released every week. A special contest on DailyHunt will also give two lucky contestants, each week, a chance to win an autographed cricket bat or ball, from Rohit Sharma.

An exclusive partnership with Facebook and worldwide launch of the Hyper Tyger motion comic videos will be made available for free, through Rohit Sharma’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RohitSharmaOfficialPage/?fref=ts , the Hyper Tygers Facebook page, the Facebook Graphic India app and the Graphic POP! Mobile app and www.hypertygers.in starting today.

The 8 minute pilot episode of the motion comic combines chapters 1 and 2 and takes place in India 2077 AD, when villagers band together to create a talented cricket team that will fight against Mr X and his Shadow Corporation to save their village, ‘Geomantra’, from destruction and a gravity train line. Geomantra is a metaphor for protecting India and the Earth’s environment.

“Green Tyger Challenge”, will be a regular weekly contest that will challenge readers of all ages to go out and support their local community by completing fun and social challenges, like planting a tree, collecting rubbish, helping members of their community and then posting/sharing their efforts on social media. Each week one lucky contestant will win exclusive prizes and everyone can become a Green Tyger on www.hypertygers.in.

"It is fantastic to be a part of the creation of this action-packed adventure around a futuristic game of cricket. On a larger level the comic series by Graphic India speaks to the protection of the planet and the need to bring about social change. "said Rohit Sharma. “Hyper Tygers is a timely, fun way to engage in a conversation that needs to be had. I hope it helps create awareness and is instrumental in the creation of dialogues that make a real difference in the world.”

“Cricket meets Superheroes! Two of the world's greatest passions unite in this epic adventure of a futuristic cricket team fighting for our planet," commented Sharad Devarajan, CEO of Graphic India. "What an honor it is to work with superstar Rohit Sharma to bring this story to his millions of fans and also bring awareness to the important issue of climate change.”

“It’s great to have cricket superstar Rohit Sharma as part of the team, opening up a great story for India and inspiring a generation of Green Tygers and eco warrior’s to go out and score a century of positive change”, added Xan Morgan, Co-Creator of Hyper Tygers, who was part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s 2012 trade delegation to India, representing Environment and Water from the United Kingdom.

“ISM Komix is thrilled to be partnering with such a great team at Graphics India and Cornerstone. Our passion is sports, especially cricket and there is nowhere better for cricket than India.  Our future is your future and the planets future and Hyper Tygers is our dream to make the future a better place and bring peace and harmony to the planet.” Steve Salem Creative Director ISM Komix.

“We are thrilled to have partnered in this initiative to spread a very important message. This is an attempt to literally save the world using the power of social media. Rohit’s concern for the environment and his millions of followers on Facebook made him the obvious choice for this. We are really glad he agreed and are sure that, he will encourage many individuals to support the cause. This being our first association with a digital comic series, is a significant step for Cornerstone Sport in increasing our footprint in the digital space." Says, Jogesh Lulla, COO, Cornerstone Sport.

Hyper Tygers is also developing original storylines with UK charity Elephant Family, founded by Mark Shand, brother of the Duchess of Cornwall who the Charity counts as it Royal President along with HRH The Prince of Wales.

ISM Komix and Graphic India will also be planning a worldwide animation, digital video and gaming strategy around Hyper Tygers to reach cricket audiences across numerous media platforms around the world.

Arjun Kapoor's HALF GIRLFRIEND turns him into a basketball player

Arjun Kapoor plays a national-level basketball player, Madhav Jha in Mohit Suri's Half Girlfriend. 

The film, which sees the actor romancing Shraddha Kapoor for the first time, goes on floors in the Capital today. Arjun has been training with an international basketball team to learn the moves of the game.

Talking about the film Arjun says, “There is pathos and drama in Half Girlfriend. It’s not just a frivolous rom-com, but it’s a drama. The film has a journey - a romantic journey and for me that is very exciting.”

Half Girlfriend is an Indian English coming of age, young adult romantic film based on a novel by Chetan Bhagat. Set in rural Bihar, New Delhi, Patna, and New York, this is the story of a Bihari boy in quest of winning over the girl he loves. The film divulges the sentiments and linguistic struggles of a backward rural Bhojpuri-laced Hindi speaking boy from Bihar as he enrolls himself at the prestigious English-medium St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and falls in love with a "high class English speaking rich Delhi girl". The girl does not admit the relationship but agrees to be his "Half Girlfriend".

Wondering what is the term Half-Girlfriend?? Well, it's a unique Indian phenomenon, where boys and girls are not clear about their relationship status with each other. A boy may think he is more than friends with the girl, but the girl is still not his girlfriend. Hence, the term 'Half girlfriend'. 
So stay tuned as we will be bringing you much more, including the Basketball Diaries by Arjun.