Friday, November 21, 2014

Amitabh Bachchan to be conferred Yash Chopra Memorial Award

After Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, star of millennium Amitabh Bachchan became the second recipient to receive the prestigious 2nd Yash Chopra memorial award. Dedicated to the memory of the late producer-director, the Yash Chopra Memorial Award has been instituted by the TSR Foundation of T. Subbarami Reddy.

Announcing the award an elated T. Subbarami Reddy briefing the media said, “The award is given to deserving and prominent figures from the Indian cinema for their outstanding contributions in diverse fields. This year the jury members unanimously decided Amitabh Bachchan as he definitely deserves the award.”

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The jury members consisted of Anu Ranjan, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal, Pamela Chopra and Anil Kapoor.

SimiGarewal, the eminent Bollywood actress and member of jury candidly confessed, “As a jury, when we were thinking about Amitabh Bachchan for this award, we didn't even have to catch a breath. Everyone was unanimous of the fact that he is deserved it."

Amitabh Bachchan will be conferred the award in December this year, the date hasn't been decided yet. The award consists of a gold medal and prize money Rs. 10 lakhs.

The award is quite apt for Big B because Amitabh Bachchan besides having dedicated his entire life to Indian film industry shared a warm relation with Yash Chopra. It was with Yash Chopra, who gave Bachchan some of his most memorable hits like DEEWAAR (1975), KABHI KABHIE (1976), TRISHUL (1978), KAALA PATTHAR (1979), SILSILA (1981).

In fact it was Yash Chopra who dared to change Amitabh Bachchan’s angry man image into a romantic poet in KABHI KABHIE and SILSILA.

 Further when Amitabh Bachchan was in financial crises after the failure of his home production ABCL (Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd) it was once again Yash Chopra, who gave a new lease of life to Amitabh Bachchan with his hit film MOHABBATEIN (2000) and opened doors of stardom yet again! 

Kolaveri di…. Music Director to mesmerize Bollywood!

After A.R.Rehman, Ilayaraja, M. M. Kreem and Karthik Raja Bollywood is all set to be mesmerized by the musical tunes of yet another South Music director AnirudhRavichander, the musical genius who took the national by storm by his super duper hit song Kolaveri di….  in Dhanush starrer ‘3’

According to reports Aamir Khan starrer GHAJINI director AR Murugadoss is quite impressed by the young music director Anirudh Ravichander, who has composed music for his Tamil hit film KATHTHI staring Vijay. Overwhelmed by Anirudh Ravichander’s music for the movie, AR Murugadoss has signed him for his upcoming Bollywood movie starring Sonakshi Sinha.

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Confirming the reports Anirudh Ravichander acknowledged that it is a big opportunity and he will put his soul into the movie to make it big. In an interview the 24 year old music director said, “I would love take challenges in Bollywood and Tollywood. I am really excited about composing music in other film industries.”

Anirudh has been music passionate since childhood. At the age of 10, he started composing music and became a national icon the age of 21 with ‘3’. But success has not been a cakewalk. He has studied music from Trinity College of Music, London. He also acquired knowledge in Carnatic music and was part of a Carnatic fusion band. To add cherry on cake before making it big with 3 he has played the keyboard for compositions by A. R. Rahman and was a part of a band called Zinx.