Friday, September 4, 2015

Rakhi Sawant to seek PM Narendra Modi’s intervention to rescue Indrani Mukherjea in Sheena Bora Murder Case!

When the world is criticizing Indrani Mukerjee, wife of ex-CEO of Star TV Peter Mukerjea, for being a cruel mother and killing her daughter Sheena, in the infamous Sheena Bora Murder Case, drama queen Rakhi Sawant has come to the rescue of Indrani Mukerjee! 

Hungry for grabbing limelight Rakhi Sawant, in a stunning interview to a leading website, has sought to seek the help of Prime Minster Narendra Modi in helping Indrani Mukerjea and rescuing her from the notorious murder of her daughter. 

In the interview the sexy item girl said, “I know Indrani from the days when I worked in her TV serial. I was one of Indrani's favourite stars and she used to love me a lot. I am very sad about what is happening to her now. She is alone; she needs my help in this time of crises.”


“Hence I have decided to get in touch with honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and even Amit Shah and plead help for Indrani. I know they have provided relief to many top film stars so why not Indrani?” 

On being quizzed to reveal the name of film stars, whom PM Modi has provided relief she deceitfully added, “Naam nahin lena chahungi.”

Lamenting over Indrani’s trauma she said, “I am quit pained to see my dear friend Indrani in custody. She is in great distress. As a loyal friend I am doing my duty to help her.” 

“I am also trying to contact Smriti Irani because she been an anchor of our TV show which was produced by Indrani. I hope Smriti, being a woman, may understand her trauma better and help her,” she anticipated. 

It may be note on one hand while Rakhi Sawant is displaying her loyalty of being a true friend of Indrani, on the other hand she has began shooting on a film titled, EK KAHAANI JULIE KI, which is apparently inspired by Indrani Mukerjea's life! 

Thus the dram queen is cleverly fooling the nation and banking on the publicity of Sheena Bora Murder Case to mint money!

‘Teacher’s Day’ Special: Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan salute their Guru, Tamil film legend K Balachander

Winner of Padma Shri Award and Indian Cinema’s highest recognition Dadasaheb Phalke, K Balachander is the doyen of Indian Cinema, who is also reverentially referred with the title Iyakunar Sigaram (Highest Peak). In a career spanning over 50 years, the great filmmaker directed over 100 films in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and has the distinction of introducing many new talents, most outstanding being Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth

On this occasion of ‘Teacher’s Day’ Raaga.Com picks Indian Cinema’s two greatest stars viz. Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan saluting their Guru, Tamil film legend K Balachander, who introduced them to the world of tinsel town.



My first major role as an adult was in K.B sir’s (K Balachander loving addressed) ARANGETRAM, (1973), though it was a women-centric family drama K.B. sir extracted a powerful performance from me. 

Usually I was scared of him and it was Mr Ananthu, his right hand man, with whom I would be comfortable. You can gauge my scare for K.B. sir was so intense that in our 41 years association, for almost 35 years, I never had the courage to speak to him directly. Our conversation usually occurred via Mr Ananthu. Now when I look back I realize the fright was, in fact, my respect for his amazing craft. 

Initially he would always criticize me saying 'Your performance is occasionally good hence I would work more hard to perfect myself. Finally my hard work paid off when one day I was surprised to receive a letter from KB sir’s friend that read 'Dear Rascal, what a consummate artiste you have become!' 


For me KB sir was not just my guru but he was my friend, philosopher, guide and my father as well. I remember it was during one of my stage play that KB sir happened to watch and was kind enough to appreciate me. After the play he met me backstage and advised me to learn Tamil and meet him later. 

For me it was difficult task being a Maharashtrian but the charm of working with KB sir drove me to learn the language. Soon he offered me a powerful negative role in his Tamil cinema with APOORVA RAAGANGAL (1975) and rest they say is history. 

After this our relation from filmmaker and actor went beyond as he treated me as his son and I revered him as my father. We worked in over 10 films. In his death I lost a treasure!

Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s film a reality!

Ever since Amitabh Bachchan saw Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s BADLAPUR he has been obsessed by the intensity of the brilliant actor. Reports have it that Amitabh Bachchan, who recently experimented with his image in PIKU and worked with sensitive actor Irrfan Khan has been toying to share space with another spirited actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and has asked his favorite writer Sujoy Ghosh to write a script keeping them in mind. 

Till now what was regarded as a buzz has now turned true with Nawazuddin Siddiqui confirming about the upcoming film at a press meet held in a five star hotel in Mumbai. The ‘Manjhi The Mountain Man’ replying to media query about their film together candidly confirmed, “We haven’t started the project yet. It is in its premature stage. But I will soon be working with Mr. Bachchan.”


A source close to the film said, “Sujoy Ghosh was excited when Amitji told him to pen a script bringing Amitji and Nawazuddin Siddiqui together.” He added, “The film is probably titled KERALA and might go on floors by the end of this year.”

Speaking about the film the source said, “The movie is a thriller and will be mostly shot in locations in the southern state and will be directed by Sujoy Ghosh.”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui briefing the media said, “The movie is in its scripting stage and once done it would be narrated to us. Besides after the narration the director has organized an acting workshop, which incidentally is not seen these days.”

“However I am excited as the workshop will give me to understand Amitji better and we both can give our best,” he quipped.

Sunny Leone’s condom advertisement sparks controversy!

After senior CPI leader Atul Anjan created uproar over porn star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone’s condom advertisement labeling it hazardous to the society as it would rise cases of rape, another government official, the chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Shukla Singh has condemned the advertisement criticizing it as ‘Immoral and evil! 

Briefing media Barkha Shukla Singh said, “The shabby, ugly or immoral ways the actress seduces or sexually provokes a man in the advertisement to use condoms is nothing but serving immorality and bad practice to the audience of the country which is not acceptable in a country of moral values, ethics, religious values and spiritualism renowned as abode of gods around the globe.”

The advertisement in question is the hot and seductive TV commercial of Manforce condoms which is currently a rage on national television. In this advertisement Sunny Leone advertises chocolate flavored condoms. She looks stunningly sexy and captivates viewers with her alluring charm.


Reacting to the protest Sunny Leone expressed sorrow on the narrow-mindedness of few people. In her tweet she mourned, “Sad when people of power waste their time and energy on me, instead of focusing on helping those in need!!!!!." 

It may be noted Sunny Leone in her tweet has evidently hit out at the CPI leader Atul Anjan, who in his criticism has condemned the advertisement giving in details of the weakness of the advertisement. Thus indicating the minister has seen the advertisement with great passion and in details!! 

Interestingly actress Shilpa Shetty has daringly came out in support of actress Sunny Leone and termed the criticism as ‘Silly’. 

She said, “It's just some of the fringe who thinks like that. I don't think everybody thinks like that, it's very silly and much attention should not be given to such things.” "I just think that all five fingers can't be like each other. You got to have all kinds that make the world. Just concentrate on the positives,” she concluded. 

Meanwhile after a hue and cry over the ridiculous remark made by CPI leader Atul Anjan on the electronic media, Mr. Anjaan issued an apology. However sticking to his guns he asserted, "I apologise but let me make it clear I don't stand for such ads."

He added, “"Sunny Leone's ads are vulgar. I am not anti-condoms but the language used in the ad is not right.”

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Eminent Music Legend Pyarelal (of Laxmikant Pyarelal pair) turns 75 years!

My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves…. 

Everybody has heard this super hit song from Amitabh Bachchan’s hit film AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY but few know that the name Anthony Gonsalves is not fictitious but is actually the real name of music director Pyarelal of the famous Bollywood – Laxmikant Pyarelal’s music Guru. Pyarela as a tribute to his Guru composed this timeless song. September 3 marks the birth anniversary of Pyarelal, who turns 75 years today. Raaga.Com wishes him birthday greeting and reveals the truth behind the composing of the song My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves…. 

In an interview Pyarelal had revealed how the song got conceived. He informed, “Few known that the name of Amitabh Bachchan in AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY was initially planned as Anthony D’souza, since the surname D’Souza is most prevalent amongst Christians. However when Manji told us (Laxmikant Pyarelal) that he also had one song in mind for the particular character, I immediately intervened.”


He adds, “Since I was the student of Anthony Gonsalves, the great music composer from Goa and the pioneer of introducing orchestrization in films, I thought it was great opportunity for me to immortalize my mentor and guru. Hence, I requested Manji to replace the surname from D’souza to Gonsalves so that I could pay my compliment to my music teacher.”

“Hearing this Manmohan Desai was moved over and so was film lyricist Anand Bakshi who was sitting along with us. Believe it or not within next half an hour his pen moved as swiftly as a lightening and the song was ready with both tune and lyrics. It went on to become a chartbuster,” he recalled. 

Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, along with his partner Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar remains the most popular music director duo of Indian cinema. They composed music for about 635 Hindi movies from 1963 to 1998, working for almost all notable filmmakers including Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, B.R. Chopra, Shakti Samanta, Manmohan Desai, Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Manoj Kumar and others. 

Some of their memorable songs include jaane vaalon zara, mud ke dekho mujhe… (DOSTI); Solah bars ki bali umar ko salam… (EK DUJE KE LIYE), Hum tum ek kamre mein Bandh ho… (BOBBY), Choli ke peeche kya hai…( KHALNAYAK), Ek do teen, char paanch che … (TEZAAB) etc.

Karan Johar to introduce Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan in his next film?

After Showman of Bollywood Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai, it seems Karan Johar is the latest Showman in the film industry. 

The young and dynamic filmmaker has literally become the Godfather for many youngsters like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, Nikhil Advani, Soham Shah, Tushar Mansukhani, AyanMukerji, RensilD’Souza, Puneet Malhotra, Karan Malhotra, Shakul Batra etc the list is long.

With hit films like STUDENT OF THE YEAR, AGNEEPATH, EK MAIN AUR EKK TU and BROTHER, Karan Johar has gained confidence in new talent and is all out to promote new comers.


The latest to join the prestigious Dharma production, Karan Johar’s Production House, are none other but two new comers of famous film personalities. Buzz is Karan Johar is planning a casting coup by introducing Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara and Shahid Kapoor’s step brother Ishaan who is the son of Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azim (Shahid’s mother). 

Though the director for the film is yet to be finalized the buzz is strong that Karan would be producing the movie under his banner of a Dharma Productions venture. 

Recently media was rife about Sara Ali Khan expressing her desire to join Bollywood. She is recently studying at the Columbia University and will complete her graduation degree next year. Hence chances are the film might start next year because papa Saif Ali Khan has made it clear that he has no objection about Sara joining Bollywood but she should first completes her formal education and then join films. 

As regards Ishaan, he is a trained dancer just like his elder brother Shahid Kapoor and has also worked on other films as an assistant.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Is the new ‘Sex Bomb’ Urvashi Rautela a threat to Sunny Leone?

Stunningly glamorous with intoxicating big eyes and heavy buxom, Urvashi Rautela oozes sex on screen in the recent item song 'Daddy Mummy’ from her upcoming thriller BHAAG JOHNNY. The response generated to the song is such that it has made Urvashi a star overnight. 

Elated at the songs overwhelming response Urvashi says, "I knew the song will be super hit but it would be such a mega hit I had not imagined.” 

She adds, “Also I was surprised to find my item number attached with the trailer of the movie because I felt the song is a remake of south track hence would not be much noticed but thank God the song has proved a super duper hit.” 

With the song becoming a global hit Urvashi Rautela has become the new item girl in B-Town, who looks set to become a threat to Bollywood’s popular sex bomb Sunny Leone.


After making waves in Yo Yo Honey Singh's track 'Love Dose', Urvashi has created a dhamaka in B-town with her hot and sizzling item track 'Daddy Mummy’ and is looking forward for the movie’s release. 

What makes the song an instant success is that it is the Hindi version of the already hit Tamil chartbuster created by Devi Sri Prasad. To add icing on the cake is the Urvashi’s sexy movements which are really super hot! 

Speaking about the song Urvashi says, “When I was offered the song I was sure I had to give my best. Being a trained dancer I gave the song an ultra stylish look by adopting some alluring movements of Hollywood sex queens Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry in the sultry number.” 

Winner of several significant beauty pageants including Teen Supermodel, Miss Teen India, Indian Princess, Miss Asian Supermodel, Miss tourism Queen of the year 2011 and others Urvashi Rautela is blessed with exceptional beauty and her ability of being a master in various dance forms like Belly dancing, Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Jazz, Ballet etc. can prove a boon for Urvashi to make it big in Bollywood. 

She can really give a run for money to other item girls, particularly Sunny Leone, who after her failures as lead heroine in few movies, will now try to survive as item girl in Bollywood!