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Nani Teri Morni

“Nani Teri Morni” is a movie based depiction of the inspirational courage of Mhonbeni Ezung who was the youngest recipient of the National Bravery Awards in 2015. Having obtained approval from the Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI), the film was shot entirely in Nagaland in 2016. Although there were offers from other States including offers of subsidies, the obvious decision was taken to shoot the movie entirely in Nagaland where the story originated. According to Akash Aditya Lama, the director of the movie, the entire crew was initially skeptical about shooting the film in the State. However, due to his persistence, the film was finally shot in various locations in Nagaland. Besides the involvement of Rebecca Changkija Sema of Find Studioz as line producer, the cast also included local Naga actors. No support whatsoever was sought from the government of Nagaland. In fact, the production team paid the concerned department for the use of a drone required during filming.

As for the inaugural screening, the obvious decision was also taken to screen the movie in Nagaland in the form of a 5 day Children’s Film Bonanza. This would also serve to honour Mhonbeni Ezung, the little girl whose extraordinary bravery served as an inspiration to the entire Nation. To this end, Rebecca Changkija Sema was entrusted to approach the Nagaland Government with a proposal to hold a collaborative screening. It may be noted that the initiative to screen the film in Nagaland was taken by the production team which suggested the same to the CFSI. The CFSI therefore began communications with the Nagaland Government as early as 30th of August in this regard. Since Sofia Foundation, a local NGO involved in children’s issues, and other individuals like Amenla Jamir had been extending their unstinting support to the Nani Teri Morni project from its very inception, Find Studioz enlisted their help for the proposed screening as well.

 

As there was initially no response to the Email dated the 30th of August sent by CFSI, on the 3rd of September, Amenla Jamir personally delivered the hard and soft copies of the said Email to the Chief Minister’s Office and the Advisor, Art and Culture Department. Thereafter, a formal proposal was put up before the Chief Minister’s Office on the 19th of September. Since the team comprising of Rebecca Changkija Sema, members of Sofia Foundation and Amenla Jamir could not get an appointment to meet the Chief Minister, they were advised to meet Mr. Abhishek Singh, Commissioner and Secretary to the Chief Minister of Nagaland, which they did on the same day. The said officer seemed receptive to the proposal and requested the team to submit a revised budget. A further request was made by the Commissioner and Secretary to hold the screening in Kohima as well. It was therefore agreed that the screening would be held for three days in Dimapur and two days at Kohima. Acceding to the request of Mr. Abhishek Singh, the team prepared a revised budget of Rs. 10 lacs. On the 26th of September, Rebecca Changkija Sema also met the Personal Secretary to the Chief Minister. It may also be noted that the CFSI in subsequent Emails had proposed that the bonanza be held on 8th and 9th October at Kohima and 10th-12th at Dimapur since these dates were suitable for the CEO, CFSI, to attend the events. In response, the Office of the Commissioner and Secretary replied that they were in the process of finalizing the program in a day or two. These communications and the personal interactions with the concerned officials, including the Commissioner and Secretary, were taken as being clearly indicative of the positive response from the Government of Nagaland.

However, on the 28th of September, the team received information that a similar proposal had been put up before the Secretariat. On the 3rd of October, upon receiving copies of the said proposal, it was apparent that the same had been put up by none other than Mr. Abhishek Singh, Commissioner and Secretary to the Chief Minister. Thereafter, Rebecca Changkija Sema received an invitation from Mr. Abhishek Singh to attend a meeting on the 4th of October. A Circular dated Kohima the 4th of October, 2018, was also issued by the Department of Art & Culture with regard to the said meeting where Rebecca Changkija Sema, Find Studioz, and Sophia Foundation were requested to positively attend the meeting. Other departments directed to attend were the departments of School Education, Youth Resources & Sports, Information and Public Relations and Art & Culture.

At the said meeting, the team was met with a totally unexpected turn of events where they were told in no uncertain terms by Mr. Abhishek Singh that the event was to be held at Kohima. Secondly, Mr. Abhishek Singh had issued instructions to the Deputy Commissioners of other districts to hold screenings at their respective district headquarters. Thirdly, no screening was to be held at Dimapur and that the team could organize the program at their own expense. It was also shocking that these decisions, evidently taken unilaterally by Mr. Abhishek Singh, were conveyed with a display of arrogance and unprovoked anger that was totally unbecoming of an officer of his stature. Mr. Abhishek Singh also had the audacity to mock individual members of the team including the film industry as a whole. During this episode, Mr. Abhishek Singh also categorically stated that none of the members of the team had any right to question the Government. To this, we reply that every citizen of this democratic nation has a right to question every member of the Government. This is the cherished and inalienable right of every Indian citizen. It is now apparent that the entire purpose of convening the meeting dated 4th October, 2018, was to deliberately belittle and undermine the efforts put in by Rebecca Changkija Sema and members of her team. To this, we also reply that the work and contributions of Rebecca Changkija Sema and other members of the team speak for themselves and are worthy of applause.

Following these events, Akash Aditya Lama, the director of the film, has also personally conveyed his refusal to attend the screening of the film to Mr. Abhishek Singh. In this regard, it may be noted that the sole desire of Akash Aditya Lama was to bring attention to, and showcase the State of Nagaland before a national and international audience. It saddens us that his vision has been entirely scuttled by the narrow mindset of Mr. Abhishek Singh.

It is in this respect that we wish to express our deepest disappointment that a public servant could choose to abuse his authority in a manner as displayed by Mr. Abhishek Singh. We would like to remind Mr. Abhishek Singh that “Nani Teri Morni” was a labour of love first conceptualized by Akash Aditya Lama and Rebecca Changkija Sema who were inspired by the heroic courage of Mhonbeni Ezung, herself a daughter of the State of Nagaland. Mr. Abhishek Singh is also to be reminded that it was at the insistence of Akash Aditya Lama that the film was shot in Nagaland thereby providing a cinematic bridge between the State of Nagaland and the rest of the Nation. Thereafter, the decision to hold the inaugural screening in Nagaland with the collaboration of the State Government was taken by production team and accordingly conveyed to the CFSI. As such, there can be no gainsaying the fact that the entire project from its genesis has been carried forward with the support and encouragement of institutions such as the CFSI under the chairmanship of Mr. Mukesh Khanna and individuals like Amenla Jamir and members of the Sofia Foundation. He is also to be reminded that “Nani Teri Morni” underscores the message of basic humanity and dignity – qualities expected from all despite their stature in life. Although their invaluable contributions have been mocked and belittled by Mr. Abhishek Singh, we conclude by expressing our deepest gratitude for the selfless sacrifices made by Amenla Jamir and members of the Sofia Foundation.

Watch Bahubali Fame Scarlett Wilson in the raunchy song of the Year – Maee Re – in Dassehra

The Neil Nitin Mukesh – Tina Desai -starrer Dassehra is being touted as the Wanted of this year. If the trailer is anything to go by, it just might be Neil’s solo-hero blockbuster hit after a long time. “Maee Re” is the first item number of Dassehra. The song is all set for a hit the temperatures soaring high in this winter, the makers of movie have added skimpily clad Bahubali Fame Scarlett Wilson to the video.

Since the film is christened “Dassehra”, it would be unfair to not have a fitting song that justifies the title. “Maee Re” does that and it is said to be the ‘rowdiest song of the year’. Custom-made for the voice of Rekha Bhardwaj And Madhushree, your frown at the lyrics quickly metamorphoses into some foot-tapping.

Sung by Rekha Bhardwaj And Madhushree, the song would qualify for the Razzies. At the same time, credit must be given where it is due – the song is perfect to rile up all the front-benchers. Directed by Manish Vatsal , Produced by Aparana S Hosing and Creative Head of the Movie Saurabh Chadhary, the music has been composed by Vijay Verma. The lyrics of the song have been penned by Manthan.

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TMKOC’s Iyer Aka Tanuj Mahashabde & Mere Sai Actress Sneha Wagh Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti In A Very Special Way

Mumbai 3rd October 2018: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, ‘Mere Sai’ actress Sneha Wagh and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma actor Iyer aka Tanuj Mahashabde attended a special musical show held in Kandivali’s Raghuleela Mall. The students of K-1 academy sung several songs like “Vaishnav Jan To”, “Sabarmati Ke Sant Tune Kare Diya Kamal”, “Raghu Pati Raghav Raja Ram” and several other patriotic songs too.

Both the star shared their thoughts on this special occasion followed by Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of non-violence, truthfulness and other Gandhian philosophies.

  

While interacting with media, Sneha Wagh talks about Tanushree Dutta controversy relating to the #MeToo campaign and says, “We don’t know what actually happens behind the doors but weather male or female, if someone is talking about sexual harassment then it’s not attention, one really needs courage to open up.”

When asked about our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tanuj Mahashabde shared his thoughts with media, audience and said, “Modi is just like Sadar Vallabh Bhai Patel for me.”

Actor Raja In Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Exclusive News by Fame Media

Actor Raja Kumar Hindustani, has been signed for a TV Commercial Advt  ” Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”. It is a Government advertisement for awareness on ‘Women Empowerment’ under the banner of Red One Entertaintment Ltd, produced by Red One Entertaintment Ltd , written and directed by Arhan Akhtar, co- produced by Virendra Pratab Yadav, music by Sahil Rehan, lyrics by Arhan Akhtar, Dop is Akram Khan.

Mushtaq Khan, Riva Arora Saniya Mir, Harshita Sharma, Aira Khan are playing pivotal role along with others in this commercial film. The Anchor part will done by actor, singer and politician Manoj Tiwari, shoot will start from 21st October 2018.

  

एक्टर राजा “बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ” से जुड़े।

एक्टर राजा कुमार हिंदुस्तानी, टीवी के कमर्शियल विज्ञापन “बेटी बचाओ, बेटी पढ़ाओ” के लिए अनुभन्दित हुए। यह  महिला सशक्तिकरण के लिए एक सरकारी जागरूक अभियान है, जिसका निर्माण ‘रेड वन एंटरटेनमेंट लिमिटेड के बैनर तले हो रहा है। इसके निर्माता भी रेड वन एंटरटेनमेंट लिमिटेड ही हैं, लेखन व निर्देशन अरहान अख्तर का है, सह निर्माता वीरेंद्र प्रताप यादव  हैं, संगीत साहिल रेहान, गीत अरहान अख्तर एवं कैमरा अकरम खान का है।

एक्टर मुश्ताक़ खान, रीवा अरोड़ा, सानिया मीर, हर्षिता शर्मा, आईरा  खान  इस कमर्शियल में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा रहे हैं, साथ ही कई अन्य कलाकार नज़र आएंगे। इसके एंकर की भूमिका में एक्टर, गायक व राजनीतिज्ञ मनोज तिवारी हैं, २१ ऑक्टोबर २०१८, से इसकी शूटिंग मुंबई के फिल्मसिटी में  प्रारम्भ होगी।

——-Wasim Siddique(Fame Media)

Max launches Festive Collection’18

Max Fashion, India’s leading fashion brand launched its latest Festive Collection recently at Westend Mall in Pune. The collection was launched at a grand fashion show where ladies from PULA – Pune Ladies Association, walked the ramp looking ethereal in the timeless festive collection by Max. Showstopper for the evening was Marathi Film Superstar Swwapnil Joshi.

Speaking at the event, Swwapnil Joshi said, “My association with Max goes a long way and I am so happy to join them once again for the launch for their new collection. Festive season is such a cheerful time in India, everyone likes to dress up and look the best. The new collection by Max is a perfect choice for all fashionistas who are looking to style themselves this festive season.”

Devesh Kumar,AVP Max Fashion said,“Max as a brand, understands the value of quality time with your family and friends during the merry festive season. Consequently, we are pleased to announce the exclusive festive collection all over India. It is a mix of tradition and recent trends that you will appreciate while shopping with your family. So please come and be surprised at Max. Max look good, feel good.”

The brand gave an exciting inaugural offer. If you shop for Rs 3999, you get an 8 piece Borosil set worth Rs 899 at just Rs 99 and shopping of Rs 6999, you can purchase an American Tourister Trolley Bag worth Rs 2999 at just Rs 1999.

    

About the collection

The collection is about bringing back the rich grandeur of Indian tradition, giving it a modern touch. It’s more stylish and colourful, a perfect match with the festivities.

Womenswear :

The collection is inspired from the global influences and time-honoured techniques, creating contemporary pieces that feel both old and new. Natural materials, tactile surfaces and intricately decorated designs gain prominence.The new range reflects a traditional advent with ornate embroideries, woven silk inspired prints, jewel and gold combinations, rich textures with a splash of festive colours.Earthy tones like rust and mustard with black highlights bring out the warmth of the range. Maxi length printed shirt dress forms the key, A-line dresses with folksy embroidery, kimono sleeves, treggings with lace up detail are a few highlights to watch out for in this season’s collection.

Menswear:

For today’s millennial minds, this collection aims to draw inspiration from the modern way of life. Today’s youth is tech savvy, less patient, fast paced and always on the move. They are open to experiments and try and get the best out of life. Drawing the good vibes from this attitude, the collection is features fabric patchworks with textile base, paint splatter textures and loose weave shirtings along with gritty textures brush strokes enhance the artsy nature of the range.Subtle silhouette experiments are included keeping the outgoing and bold personality in mind.

Meditation Is Must For Children: Ishan Shivanand

In today’s high-tech, fast-paced world, it’s pretty easy to become over-stimulated. Busy schedules directing us to go, go, go and electronic devices constantly in our hands, sucking us into scattered digital directions make inner-peace a fleeting phenomenon. Enter tension and fatigue. This is true for us as adults so imagine children as they absorb the energy of their parents and of the environment which they live in. Then, we send them off to school, where they are expected to concentrate and focus. We all love our children and want the very best for them, so why not consider a tool that can help them become more mindful and better able to cope with all that is tossed into their world?

Meditation (or mindfulness practice) is a beautiful way to stay grounded. It teaches us to be in the present moment so that we can savor the good times while better managing the trying ones. It helps us to stay connected with our true essence, building our sense of self-love and worth. Studies have linked mindfulness to better concentration, increased focus, and boosts of memory.

While talking to the media motivational speaker Ishan Shivanand said, “In a world of sensory overload and school, family and internal pressures, kids need meditation as much as adults. Meditation helps kids develop focus, regulate their own emotions and learn how to pay attention inside and out. It gives them a sense of center and, therefore, resilience”.

“Special Meditation techniques designed for children, like the Soul Revival, help them focus so they can better concentrate on their studies. Not surprisingly, meditation has been shown to improve students’ performance in academics and sports. On a more subtle level, children learn patience, kindness, acceptance, and generosity from meditation. Meditation strengthens children’s relationship with their inner selves, their mind-body connection and development of their own personality, thus strengthening their will power and focus, says young visionary Ishan Shivanand.

Pigeon Media(Abhishek Dubey)

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