Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lavish Sehgal and Rinku Pahel - The Handsome Hunks of February 2015

What does Films & TV World - An online magazine for the films and television industry have to do with handsome hunks? Aside from the pursuit of excellence and being celebrated about, these handsome hunks are featured in their gorgeous calendar 2015. And this is all set to becoming one of the most prestigious credits a model can attain. Choosing the best models in their artistic element amongst many was quite a hard task to the creators. And with the best photographed models with the most highly acclaimed photographers, Films & TV World has created an exclusive product that was specially delivered to production houses as a corporate gift.

This month which is also supposed to be the heart month or the month to bring in a valentine, we bring to you two handsome hunks - Lavish Sehgal and Rinku Pahel who we are sure will steal your hearts away. Both hailing from the Capital City of Delhi are already a rising star in the modeling world, and are soon on way to becoming a household name in the fashion and glamour world. And we suggest you check the other models in waiting too as every month unfolds. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 31, 2015


The year 2014 had been quite eventful for Producer, Director and Story Writer Mohan Das as far as career was concerned. It took off to a flying start as immediately after celebrating his birthday, he was in the Paradise directing a docu-feature PRAGAASH that was based on the all girl rock band banned from performing in the valley of Kashmir. Having finished that he directed a short film MUAFINAAMA that highlights the issue of girl child abandonment in Kashmir. Not to forget mentioning the promo which he shot for a music reality show Pa Ma Ga Re Sa 2014 of which he was on the jury.

And while he was busy shooting Pragaash with his team in Kashmir came the good news of him having bagged the most prestigious Best Director Award at DIFF 2014. Mohan Das who ventured into commercial film direction with his latest offering SALT & LIGHT under his own banner Eon Films entered the world of films with a short film MAIN KAUN HOON on national integration for Doordarshan’s most prestigious wing Lok Seva Sanchar Parishad. He later assisted Hrishikesh Mukherjee in “Agar Aisa Ho To” (serial) only to assist Tapan Sinha in Shunya Communications outstanding feature “Daughters of this Century” (DOTC) which brought Jaya Bachchan back to silver screen after a hiatus of 16 years. It also had Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Deepa Sahi, Debashree Roy, Milind Gunaji, Sulbha Deshpande, and Bengal's heart throb Jeet in pivotal roles. Suporting them in major roles were Papia Sen, Arjun Chakraborty, Amit Banerjee and a host of actors from Kolkata's Tollygunge.

His Hinglish project SALT & LIGHT are much on the same lines as DOTC - a 5 part feature film - albeit with a difference. While DOTC was essentially a female centric film depicting the negligence and indifference towards the woman folk of our country, Salt & Light is essentially a male centric film highlighting male exploitation at various levels. He is also working on another 2 movie projects – one based on terrorism and another in Kashmiri language that will be shot in the valley again.

Right now his docu-feature “Pragaash” as well as short fictions “Muafinaama” and “Just Think” are making the rounds of festivals. And who knows, what 2015 has in store immediately after celebrating his birthday.

We at Films & TV World wish you sir all the best in your projects and at the same time WISH YOU MANY HAPPY RETURNS...

Friday, January 30, 2015

FTV World's "Model of the Week" is a promising face from Jaipur...

This week's Model is "Sachin Yadav" from Jaipur. An upcoming Actor and Model with deeper interest in this industry, Sachin Yadav is all set to make a mark on the fashion and acting circuit. An engineer on the go and pursuing B-tech. from Jaipur, this young lad from Etah with keen sights on the industry, is deeply focused and with an aim to excel in whatever he does. 

With a height of 5’9”, he has also walked on the ramp for a few designers, and now has trained his sights onto Bollywood.  An avid dancer and a keen sports enthusiast, Sachin has taken part in many sports and dance competitions and has been a winner too. He is now keenly looking to do movies, TV serials & short films, ads, print media and ramp walk too. We at Films & TV World wish him all the best. To view his profile, click: http://www.filmsntv.com/p/models.html

In case, you too would like to be featured on this “Model of the week” page in our series, mail your portfolios with your contact details on studiofilmcafe@gmail.com. And ya, no need to get disappointed if you don't find yourself in the coming week. Who knows, it might be your turn next... Cheers!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

RIFF Pride of Rajasthan Award for actor Prashantt Guptha

Actor Prashantt Guptha has been chosen for ‘The Pride of Rajasthan Award’ at the First Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) at the Kala Kendra in Jaipur from january 18th.

This honour follows Prashantt Guptha’s Best Supporting Actor Award for Rahat Kazmi’s IDENTITY CARD, when he received the award at the hands of  Ayushmann Khurrana and the Honorable Consul General N. Parthasarthy at The San Francisco Global Movie Festival. Before this, the actor also received the Best Debutante Award at the 10th Excellence National Award for his earlier film ISSAQ in which he was noted in the role of a handsome villain.

While Issaq was a commercial film where the handsome hunk’s histrionics spoke with Prateek Babbar and Amyra Dastur, Identity Card highlighted the importance of an identity card in Kashmir without which one can be interrogated and arrested and labeled a terrorist. Prashantt Guptha played a Kashmiri cop and stood up with stalwarts of the likes of Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Raghubir Yadav and Brijendra Kala.

Says Somendra Harsh, founder – Rajasthan International Film Festival, “we chose Prashantt Guptha for not just his acting skills but his overall persona. This award goes to a person who excels as a human being as much as he does as an actor. Over a small span of time, Prashantt Guptha has managed to carve his own niche in Bollywood. This apart, he is a poet and a singer and most importantly has his feet firmly on the ground. We are looking forward to his growth in the years to come and are proud of this young man who hails from our state.” 

As the Pride of Rajasthan Award adds another feather to Prashantt Guptha’s overcrowded cap, here is looking forward to seeing more of this young man.

Kamasutra nite with Shaleen Bhanot!

He is a face on television, best known for his histrionics, dancing and performing talent as well. Versatile actor Shaleen Bhanot, fondly called the Adonis of Indian television by fans,  added another feather to his already overcrowded cap by coming out with his first international singles as singer. The singles was launched at Levo Lounge.

With some amazing cuisine sensuously set to offset the mood, the evening saw celebs pouring in to congratulate the Adonis of Indian television, Shaleen Bhanot on his achievement.

Jagat Thakur and Vicky Tejwani of Levo Lounge played perfect hosts. Video director-choreographers Sumit-Sahil, UK’s biggest desi artiste Jaz Dhami, singers Rahul Vaidya, Preety Bhalla, Mudasir Ali, actors Vishal Singh, Sachin Chhabra, Phiroza Khan, stylist Josie Paris, Raman Khatri and many others were seen at the do.

After some sensuous songs belted out by Shaleen followed by equally erotic array of cuisine, the celebs hit the dance floor till they could dance no more.

Dhanraj Jethani’s “Uvaa” coming soon: New Poster unveiled

Dhanraj Jethani’s new upcoming film Uvaa’s new poster was unveiled recently. A youthful entertainer “Uvaa” is the story of Ram, Anil, Vikram, Salmaan and Deenbandhu who are the rebellious brats of suburban Delhi NCR, with the world at their feet and nothing to worry they stomp everything in their path without knowing the consequences, but challenge lay ahead when all of them are put in a totally new world of convent school, here they survive and thrive only to find love. But one night they encounter a horrifying event which puts them in the hands of law. Their lives change forever, they have to fight for justice and moral integrity to make an example for the world.

With story and direction by Jasbir B Bhaati, “Uvaa” stars Vikrant Rai, Rohan Mehra, Lavin Gothi, Mohit Baghel and Bhupendra Singh “Megh” in pivotal roles. Supporting them in the cast are the vivalicious Poonam Pandey and Yukti Kapoor with Jimmy Shergill, Archana Puran Singh, Rajit kapoor, Sangram Singh, Parikshat Sahani and the ever versatile Om Puri.

From Drug-addict to Sex-addict, Gulshan has always chose to be different

With the successfully growing career from a Drug-addict in Shaitan to a scheming business tycoon in Hate Story to the corrupt Bhuvan in Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Gulshan has never been into the stereo type bracket. And with his new upcoming movie Hunterrr, he is all set to venture in to a new kind of role that the audience will love him in.

Recently launched, attention seeker trailer of Hunterrr has revealed it all that Gulshan is now turned in to a sex-addict, called as "Vaassu", because he believes in smelling the needs of the women, in hindi - "Vaas leneka". " I have always sought for different roles, and i found Vaasu to be a very unique yet very ordinary character in real life. Its a Journey of Mandar Ponkshe aka Vaasu, who is always behind girls, a unassuming sex addict. He is a Lookerrrr, He is a Runneerrr, He is a Learnerrr, He is a Playerrr, He is a Hunterrr ", says Gulshan.

Hunterr is a directorial debute of Harshavardhan Kulkarni also writtern by him, starring Radkhika Apte and Sai Tamhankar along with Gulshan Devaiah in lead, to be release on March 20, 2015.