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Czech Republic Consul General Rashmi Jolly-Gautam Patole’s Live Art Fest Marks Newer Beginnings Amidst Social Distancing...

Post COVID, Mumbai welcomes Art again, after a 9-month hiatus with Art Adda, a unique event at Jolly Board Towers, I-Think Campus E Wing, Kanjurmarg East, hosted by India’s Consul General to Czech Republic Rashmi Jolly and master artist Gautam Patole of Art Desh Foundation, in association with Secular Art Movement. The Art Adda, a one-of-its-kind open air, live Art show, with live canvas paintings, workshops and demonstrations sees the participation of noted artists from different cities of India. Actors Preeti Jhangiani, Pooja Bedi and Angela Krislinzki graced the inaugural ceremony that also witnessed the presence of Rashmi Jolly, Gautam Patole, Dr.Agarwal, Bharat Patel, Anisha Jolly, Rupali Patole among various talented artists. People mingled with each other, shared ideas, interacted with visitors and created great works of Art. There were live demos, workshops, discussions etc while strictly adhering to social distancing norms.  
“These have been trying times for all of us and we do not know when this ordeal will get over. No exhibitions, no galleries and no events… Art Adda will be a welcome break,” says Rashmi Jolly who is also Executive Director and Vice Chairperson of Jolly Board Ltd. and an ardent art lover who has graciously offered a beautifully-landscaped office complex of Jolly Board Ltd. for art activities.
Adds Gautam Patole, “Artistes like to breathe fresh air. Art Adda signifies that. Creativity cannot be stifled; circumstances cannot rule us. We must overcome the hurdles and move on.”
The ambience of Art Adda inspires one to paint… With Art Adda providing canvas, drawing paper, colours, tea/coffee snacks and lunch, all the artists and sculptors bring their brushes and their spirit!
About 15 artists participated in the inaugural event. Artists from Pune and Hyderabad showcased their skills on canvas. This was perhaps the first time that this kind of live painting work was conducted in the city for the public at large. There will also be workshops, demonstrations, classes et al, in the future.

         
Says Gautam Patole, “There are many known artists and art professors who live around the campus. There is an organisation called Secular Movement that is doing commendable work for artists living in this area. Mr Bharat Shelke, working President of Secular Movement was thrilled to know that Jolly Art Adda is offering encouraging facilities to the artists.”

All in all, yours to experience, enjoy and be a part of the art celebrations till 24th December. And come home exhilarated this X-mas eve!

Brahmo Films Announces Its Film ‘Rang Ratta’, Film’s Gripping Storyline To Be Showcased In The Backdrop Of Niagara Falls & Other Beautiful Features Of Canada...

Brahmo Films is excited to ring in the new year with their feature film ‘Rang Ratta'(Colour of Love) with Principal Photography beginning on December 31st,2020 for what is bound to be a magical holiday inspired Punjabi language hit, filmed on Canadian soil. ‘Rang Ratta’s’ digital poster was unveiled to signal the official announcement of the film by the cast & crew of the upcoming film.

Gurcharan Singh and Harcharan Singh of HRG Films will be filming on the sets around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)for 25 days with six of those days showcasing breathtaking views of Niagara Falls.

The film will star Roshan Prince who is an accomplished singer, producer, musician, songwriter and actor and will co-star with the beautiful and talented actress Payal Rajput , a winner of SIIMA -South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debut in 2019.

Director Gurcharan Singh wants to showcase his talent and passion for the film and says, “We want to bring the colourful and incredible world of Bollywood to Toronto and employ local talent and local film crews.” Producer and business partner Harcharan Singh adds, “We couldn’t think of a better, more beautiful setting for our winter wonderland Punjabi movie.”

In this story, Prince and Rajput meet when a chance encounter happens due to u-turns in their destiny. Together Rajput and Prince will navigate through their turbulent romance, all the while putting the spotlight on the beautiful backdrop of a classic Canadian winter.

The supporting cast will include Punjabi film stars Gurpreet  Ghuggi, Mahabir Bhullar,Yaad Grewal, & Satwant Kaur. The film will have high level of production values akin to a Bollywood movie thereby giving it a unique place in the Punjabi film industry.

Every Bollywood or Punjabi film is only complete with an energizing and upbeat Punjabi soundtrack and in this film we feature the voices of famous singers Jasbir Jassi, Mr. Kanwar Grewal, Roshan Prince and Viruss with music composed by Underrated, Romey Singh and Ullumanati.

The dynamic duo of Gurcharan and Harcharan Singh  has co-written the script and is taking it from script to the silver screen. ‘Rang Ratta’ is set for a worldwide release by the winter of 2021.

Canadian Production House Brahmo Films Announces Its Film ‘Rang Ratta’, Cast & Crew Unveil Digital Poster in Canada...

Brahmo Films is excited to ring in the new year with their feature film ‘Rang Ratta'(Colour of Love) with Principal Photography beginning on December 31st,2020 for what is bound to be a magical holiday inspired Punjabi language hit, filmed on Canadian soil. ‘Rang Ratta’s’ digital poster was unveiled to signal the official announcement of the film by the cast & crew of the upcoming film.

Gurcharan Singh and Harcharan Singh of HRG Films will be filming on the sets around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)for 25 days with six of those days showcasing breathtaking views of Niagara Falls.

The film will star Roshan Prince who is an accomplished singer, producer, musician, songwriter and actor and will co-star with the beautiful and talented actress Payal Rajput , a winner of SIIMA -South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Female Debut in 2019.

Director Gurcharan Singh wants to showcase his talent and passion for the film and says, “We want to bring the colourful and incredible world of Bollywood to Toronto and employ local talent and local film crews.” Producer and business partner Harcharan Singh adds, “We couldn’t think of a better, more beautiful setting for our winter wonderland Punjabi movie.”

In this story, Prince and Rajput meet when a chance encounter happens due to u-turns in their destiny. Together Rajput and Prince will navigate through their turbulent romance, all the while putting the spotlight on the beautiful backdrop of a classic Canadian winter.

The supporting cast will include Punjabi film stars Gurpreet  Ghuggi, Mahabir Bhullar,Yaad Grewal, & Satwant Kaur. The film will have high level of production values akin to a Bollywood movie thereby giving it a unique place in the Punjabi film industry.

Every Bollywood or Punjabi film is only complete with an energizing and upbeat Punjabi soundtrack and in this film we feature the voices of famous singers Jasbir Jassi, Mr. Kanwar Grewal, Roshan Prince and Viruss with music composed by Underrated, Romey Singh and Ullumanati.

The dynamic duo of Gurcharan and Harcharan Singh  has co-written the script and is taking it from script to the silver screen. ‘Rang Ratta’ is set for a worldwide release by the winter of 2021.

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom The Shenpenn Khymsar Way!...

“In order to write about life, you must first live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

He writes poetry in four languages, pens lyrics in three, is a monster shredder who composes rock to heavy metal to pop to Spanish to mellow romantic numbers to dark music alike. If that isn’t enough, he is a world-acclaimed Tibetan activist, international rock-u-mentary filmmaker and now writer-director Shenpenn Khymsar is rewriting history by making Broken Wings, the first Nepali-Hindi-English film from Darjeeling, 72 years after Indian independence.
“Broken Wings is the first true representation of the Northeast. To an average Indian, Nepali means momos, security guards and a regiment. In an artistic sense, I am asking for inclusion of people from the Northeast.”
It has not been an easy journey for Khymsar. Born in exile, the struggle to find his true self and the want to go back home seems an eternal quest. “Tibet needs to be free,” he says simply. The rebel in Khymsar has always tried to rebuild his broken wings through the medium of cinema. His unconventional effort of combining political filmmaking with entertainment, mirroring the frustration of an entire young generation in the hills of North-Eastern India is evident in both his documentary ‘Journey of a Dream’ and his current feature, Broken Wings. 

(Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar with Actor Vinay Pathak)

(Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar with Actor Randeep Hooda)

(Filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar)

“Life has never been easy. There have been times when I was depressed, rebellious, angry and could not rationally articulate happenings. What kept me going were my dreams.”
The autodidact artist in Khymsar worked on his Hindi, studied scriptures from the Bhagavad Gita to the Upanishads, the Vedas, the Nalanda tradition besides mastering Urdu poetry. When it comes to Shenpenn Khymsar, it looks like victory is the only way forward for a person who refuses to go down to destiny!

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Kamala Harris’s Rise Sends A Message Of Hope To Young Girls Of Colour And Every Immigrant In The US – Tel K Ganesan...

US State Senator, politician, lawyer and Vice-Presidential running mate Kamala Devi Harris has scripted history by being the first Indian-American or African-American woman to be appointed as the Vice-Presidential running mate.

It is a known fact that Kamala Harris has a huge support base in the Indian-American community. Indian-born Hollywood producer, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Tel K Ganesan is excited at the power push for the senator as it “sends a message of hope to young girls of colour, and any immigrant, for that matter.”

Ganesan, who met Harris at Detroit, Michigan during her political run for the primary race of the Democratic presidential ticket, avers that Harris is “high energy, positive, upbeat and a bubbly person.” Ganesan had an instant connect with her. “We shared wonderful, happy moments. She is very friendly. It is much like talking to a friendly neighbour.” Both Ganesan and Harris’s mother Shyamala Gopalan hail from Chennai. “We very briefly spoke in Tamil – vanakkam and nandri. We did talk about sambar,” he grins.

Though Harris considers herself black, she has also spoken of her Indian roots. Harris has worked in international development around the world and return to live in villages throughout India in the mid-90s. Her matrilineal family of strong South Indian women has always been her inspiration. Her mother is a Tamilian from Chennai, and had moved to the US for higher studies. Her father is Donald Harris, of Jamaican descent. Ganesan is very proud of Harris’s achievement. “As an immigrant, it is a great inspiration. She already has a track record of breaking barriers. She started off as the first person of color in the office of the district attorney in San Francisco as a tough prosecutor and later as California Attorney General before winning the Senate seat four years ago. Harris is also the first person of Indian descent to ever get on the presidential ticket. Harris amassed more than $35 million over 11 months despite challenges that black women candidates face in raising money.  If the Biden-Harris ticket wins, Harris will be the highest-ranking female US official in the country’s 244-year history. And it is not just that, Biden who would be 78 if he wins, might only serve a single four-year term, instantly making Harris a leading 2024 Democratic Presidential contender. She serves on several high-profile committees in the Senate including the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee.”

Ganesan believes that such a historic move is only possible in a country like the United States. “Hope fuels life and hope fuels opportunities. This will address the bottom-line issue of under-representation of women and minorities on US public company boards and will match the changing demographics we are experiencing in the country today.”

[ Senator Kamala Harris with US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden (above), and Serial Entrepreneur-Mentor- Hollywood Filmmaker Tel K. Ganesan (below) ]

Statistics reveal that 42% of women in the US have faced gender discrimination at work. Even in the military, women represent 16% of the enlisted forces and 19% of the office corps. “Kamala Harris’s rise opens up the dream of women and minorities sharing the same power, privileges, rights and opportunities as the privileged and is a giant stride for women in politics. India and Pakistan have had women in political power, but for the US, this is a first. A person born of immigrant parents running for the second highest position in the land, shows us the impossible is possible. It reinforces that the American Dream is still alive and well.”

LA Filmmaker Atul Arora To Direct Kangana Ranaut

Loves making films on Human Relationship

Ardent admirer of  Nagesh Kukunoor & Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Highlighting his forte as the director, Atul Arora reveals, “I am open to all genre of films. Hollywood filmmakers like Christopher Nolan (latest made “Tenet”) and Quentin Tarantino who last made “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” are my favourites while from Bollywood I adore the works of Nagesh Kukunoor an Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I love making films on human relationship and it is closer to my heart. As of today, music is not the key components of my films. Just like all those Hollywood films, I would like to make songless films.”

WORKING with the “Queen” Kangana Ranaut is just like a creator painting his dreams into reality. Filmmaker Atul Arora from Los Angeles is inching closer to his wish of directing his dream and talented actress Kangana Ranaut for his upcoming untitled Hindi feature film.

Speaking about his new upcoming venture, director Atul Arora confides, “It is a woman-centric film. My writer Pratik, an ad-filmmaker has narrated the script to Kangana ji and I have been told that the script has been liked and appreciated and she is willing to work with me. The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown thereon had put a spanner to the project for some time. Meanwhile, with the unlocking of 4.0 guidelines things are coming back to normal. After coming on board and signing below the dotted lines we will very soon make an official announcement about it.”

Kangana Ranaut is known for her outspoken behaviour. She has been quite vocal about her opinions on many issues including actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his death case. The actor passed away on June 14 at his Bandra residence and since then a lot of conspiracy theories have been doing the rounds.

Voicing his support, Arora says, Success hasn’t come easy for Kangana Ranaut and it is after a lot of struggle that she has made it to where she is today. While on  Sushant Singh Rajput he has been doing very well in terms of his film career. I have watched his films “Chhichhore” and “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and liked his performances too. It sounds surprising and hard to believe that he could have committed suicide at this point of his career.  On the other hand, It is true that any outsiders who are not a part of the film fraternity are not encouraged or backed upon if they opt for a career in the film industry. I basically feel that all new and deserving talents in various categories should be given the necessary platforms and support.”

The multiple National and other Awards winning actress Kangana Ranaut has delivered power-packed performances  from “Gangster” (2006) and others has made her mark with films like  “Queen” (2014), “Tanu Weds Manu” (2011), “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” (2015), “Krrish 3” (2013), “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (2019) amongst many others.  “She has the potential to carry the whole film on her shoulders,” adds Arora.

 

Kangana Ranaut will soon be seen in a multilingual (Hindi, Tamil & Telugu) biographical film “Thalaivi”; where she is playing the role of J. Jayalalitha, the late politician and film actress who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

A green card holder and permanent resident of U.S.A.; Atul Arora had completed his graduation in B.A. from Lucknow from where he hails from. He has also knowledge of Mass Communication and as a visiting faculty member tutor aspiring students for media and entertainment sector. He has made many documentaries, short films,  commercials in Lucknow and Hollywood; he has added to his repertoire by associating himself in various departments (direction, production, locations, etc.) with mainstream bollywood cinemas filmed at his hometown like Anil Sharma’s “Gaddar…Ek Prem Katha” (2001) starring Sunny Deol – Ameesha Patel and produced by Nitin Kenni; J.P. Dutta’s “L.O.C: Kargil” (2003) starring Ajay Devgn – Sanjay Dutt – Kareena Kapoor; Chandan Arora’s “Main Meri Patni Aur Woh” (2005) starring Rituparna Sengupta – Rajpal Yadav  and produced by Ronnie Screwvala; Ashu Trikha’s “Baabarr” (2009) starring Urvashi Sharma – Mithun Chakraborty – Sohum Shah – Mukesh Tiwari and produced by Sunil Saini & Mukesh Shah; Abhishek Chaubey’s “Ishqiya” (2010) starring Naseeruddin Shah – Arshad Warsi – Vidya Balan and produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj; Maneesh Sharma’s “Ladies v/s Ricky Behl” (2011) starring Ranveer Singh – Anushka Sharma – Parineeti Chopra and produced by Aditya & Yash Chopra;  Habib Faisal’s “Ishaqzaade” (2012) starring Arjun Kapoor – Parineeti Chopra – Gauhar Khan and produced by Aditya & Yash Chopra; Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Bullett Raja” (2013) starring Saif Ali Khan – Sonakshi Sinha – Jimmy Shergill – Vidyut Jammwal and produced by Rahul Mitra and Nitin Tej Ahuja;    Abhishek Chaubey’s sequel “Dedh Ishqiyaan” (2014) starring Naseeruddin Shah – Madhuri Dixit – Huma  Qureshi and produced by Raman Maroo & Vishal Bharadwaj; Shakir Khan’s “Ishq Ke Parindey” (2015) starring Priyanka Mehta – Rishi Verma and produced by Pawan Goyal; Mudassar Aziz’s “Pati, Patni Aur Woh” (2019) starring Ananya Pandey – Bhumi Pednekar – Kartik Aryan – Kriti Sanon and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Renu Ravi Chopra; Soumik Sen’s “Why Cheat India” (2019) starring Emraan Hashmi – Shreya Dhawantari and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Atul Kasbekar, Tanuj Garg and others; Nikhil Advani’s “Batla House” (2019) starring John Abraham – Mrunal Thakur – Nora Fatehi – Ravi Kissen and produced by Bhushan Kumar, John Abraham, Vinod Bhanushali, Monisha Advani and others; Pushpendra Nath Mishra’s “Ghoomketu” (2019) starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Anurag Kashyap – Ragini Khanna and produced by Anurag Kashyap & Vikas Bahl amongst others.

Meanwhile, Atul Arora’s another directorial venture – again a woman-oriented Hindi feature film “Afsana” on brothel with the backdrop of Lucknowi culture is in the pipeline of release. The film introduces young model Arpita Shrivastava in the title role.  Marathi actor Harsh Kulkarni makes his Hindi debut with this film. Many stage and television actors are also in its cast. N.R. Shivange who has made four successful Marathi films is the producer while Furqan Qureshi (from ZEE) is the executive producer. The film has two songs which has been scored by music director Pravin Kumar. Abid Hussain has penned the screenplay & dialogue on a story – concept by actor Harsh Kulkarni.

Highlighting his forte as the director, Atul Arora reveals, “I am open to all genre of films. Hollywood filmmakers like Christopher Nolan (latest made “Tenet”) and Quentin Tarantino who last made “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” are my favourites while from Bollywood I adore the works of Nagesh Kukunoor an Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I love making films on human relationship and it is closer to my heart. As of today, music is not the key components of my films. Just like all those Hollywood films, I would like to make songless films.”