Home News & Gossip Big B, Shoojit Sarcar’s tribute to ‘Maa’

Big B, Shoojit Sarcar’s tribute to ‘Maa’

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar have come together to pay tribute to mothers through a special montage video titled “Maa”.

Released two days before Mother’s Day on May 12, the video, with music by Anuj Garg and lyrics by Puneet Sharma, is a poignant homage to mothers with a rendition of the stirring lines in Amitabh’s voice. Take a look at the heart touching song:

Speaking on the idea behind the video and working with Amitabh again after movies like “Piku” and “Pink”, Sircar said in a statement: “This video is not just for those who have lost their mothers, but also those who are fortunate enough to still be in their mom’s shadows. 

“The idea first came to me through music. Anuj pitched the musical piece to me, as a special birthday surprise for his wife, on behalf of his small son Yajat Garg, who incidentally is the child’s voice in the video.” 

Sircar thought of making a montage video for mothers as the music really moved him.

“I felt none other than Mr. Bachchan could do vocal justice to the lyrics. So, I initially sent him small video clips along with the photo of him with his mother — the late Shri Teji Bachchan, asking his reaction. He immediately responded saying it was a great idea and agreed to do it,” Sircar said.

“For me, it was a powerful moment to shape a tribute which speaks from a child’s point of view as well as a person with decades of life gone by. No matter the age, we feel our mother’s presence all the time,” he added.

Amitabh also tweeted the song’s link on Friday.


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Home News & Gossip Salman Khan grooves on “Urvasi” with Prabhu deva. Check deets inside

Salman Khan grooves on “Urvasi” with Prabhu deva. Check deets inside

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Superstar Salman Khan has shared a video of himself dancing to the tunes of “Urvasi urvasi” with dance icon Prabhudheva. Actor Kichcha Sudeep of “Eega” and filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala are also seen shaking legs with the “Dabangg” star in the video shared on Twitter on Tuesday. 

Salman captioned it: “Dance class from the master himself Prabhudheva, Kiccha Sudeep, Sajid Nadiadwala.”

“Urvasi Urvasi” is a Tamil-language song, which was later dubbed into Telugu and Hindi composed by musical maestro A.R. Rahman for the 1994 film “Kadhalan”. The Hindi version of the “Kadhalan” soundtrack is called “Humse Hai Muqabala”. It inspired the title of Rajsirpy’s 1996 film “Take It Easy Urvasi”. 

The 53-year-old star has become very active on social media lately. He has been giving his fans a sneak peek into his personal life, work schedules and fitness regime. 

The actor, who was last seen in “Bharat”, is currently shooting for “Dabangg 3”. Salman Khan will also be sharing screen with actress Alia Bhatt in “Inshallah”.


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Home News & Gossip Journalist Guild of India (EJGI) appreciates Ekta’s apology but will still boycott...

Journalist Guild of India (EJGI) appreciates Ekta’s apology but will still boycott Kangana Ranaut

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The promotional event of song ‘Wakhra Swag’ from movie “Judgemental Hai Kya” took an ugly turn yesterday when actor Kangana Ranaut got into an ugly spat with PTI Journalist where the actress misbehaved with the journalist in front of media. Things turned nasty when Kangana questioned a journalist the over his negative remarks on her last release, “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”.

Post the unpleasant incident Entertainment Journalist Guild of India (EJGI) demanded public apology from the production house Balaji Telefilms and actor Kangana Ranaut. Take a look at the video as to how it all started.

Ekta Kapoor’s production house Balaji Motion Pictures on Wednesday issued an apology after receiving widespread flak by the media fraternity over actress Kangana Ranaut’s ugly spat with a journalist.

A statement from Balaji Motion Pictures is issued today which says “A lot is being reported about the debate that ensued between our film ‘JudgeMentall Hai Kya’ actor and a journalist, at the film’s song launch event on July 7. Unfortunately, the event took an unpleasant turn. “While the people involved in it fairly held their own perspectives but because it happened at the event of our film, we, as the producers, would like to apologise and express regret for this untoward incident,” read the Balaji statement.

The Balaji statement, issued on behalf of Kapoor, urged the media “to not let this one incident hamper the team effort that has gone behind making the film”.

“We would like to maintain that our intention was not to disrespect or hurt anyone’s sentiments,” the statement concluded.

After the statement has been issued Entertainment Journalist Guild of India appreciated the step from production house however they still maintained their decision of boycotting Kangana Ranaut and not cover her any promotion.

The actress sister Rangoli has however, added fuel to the fire by putting nasty remarks on the twitter handle of the journalist.

“JudgeMentall Hai Kya” is scheduled to release on July 26.

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Home News & Gossip Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again why he is called Big B. Delivers...

Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again why he is called Big B. Delivers 14 minute long take in one shot

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Amitabh Bachchan proved yet again that why is he called Bollywood’s Big B. The megastar, 76, delivered a 14-minute long take in one shot for “Chehre”, leaving the crew in awe of his talent. The film’s producer Anand Pandit lauded his friend Amitabh for it.

Anand Pandit said, “I believe I am blessed to be a part of a film that has this historic scene. Giving a fourteen minute shot is not only difficult but requires dedication of a different kind. And add to it the way Amitji delivered it with finesse. There was pin drop silence on the sets followed by thunderous applause. He is legendary and an inspiration for each one of us,”.

“Chehre” is a mystery thriller with Amitabh and Emraan Hashmi in lead roles. The film is directed by Rumi Jaffrey and produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Big B’s feat for the film was also praised by sound artiste Resul Pookutty.

On June 16, he had tweeted: “Today Amitabh Bachchan marked another history in Indian cinema. Last day, last shot of first schedule of ‘Chehre’… he performed a fourteen minute long submission in one shot and the whole crew stood up and clapped! Dear Sir, undoubtedly you are one of the best in the world.”

To that, Big B said: “Resul .. you give me far too much credit than I deserve or am capable of.”

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