Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bollywood’s iconic actor Ranbir Kapoor booked in ‘Cheating and Conning Case!’

In a startling case Bollywood’s iconic actor Ranbir Kapoor has been booked in ‘Cheating and Conning Case’ in Mumbai. Besides Ranbir Kapoor, actor-director Farhan Akhtar too has also been booked in a criminal breach of trust and forgery case for promoting an online shopping site which is allegedly ‘duping’ customers.

The Madiyaon police station (about 10 km from in Mumbai) informed media that a F.I.R. has been registered against both actors Ranbir Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar for promoting a portal askmebazaar.com that is allegedly conning consumers by collecting money for them but not delivering the promised product.


The F.I.R. has been lodged by a lawyer Rajat Bansal who has complaint that his client a resident of Keshav Nagar, has been duped by the portal of Rs 30,000/-. According to the police Rajat Bansal’s client had ordered a 40-inch LED TV from the portal after being influenced by the actors Ranbir Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar’s effective promotion. He paid Rs 29,999 by debit card but despite waiting for 10 days he did not get the promised LCD TV. 

The police have booked Ranbir Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar under IPC sections 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (forgery) on September 19,2015. 

Besides Ranbir Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar, the police have also booked directors of online askmebazaar.com - portal Sanjiv Gupta, Anand Sonbhadra, Piyush Pankaj, Kiran Kumar Sriniwas Murti and marketing officer Puja Goyal. Bansal.

It may be noted that this is not the first time when film stars have come under scanner for promoting products that have conned people into beveling their sweet talks and falling prey to them. Remember Madhuri Dixit becoming victim of FDA for promoting Maggi Noodles.

Three Cheers for SS Rajamouli's BAAHUBALI; wins first Best Special Effects Award!

SS Rajamouli's BAAHUBALI has been making waves as a movie par excellence both in terms of its superlative content and of course it technical brilliance from day one, when it was first released on July 10, 2015. 

After breaking box office records and becoming India’s first non-Hindi film to enter the 500 Crore club the movie added another feather in its cap. The movie has fetched its First Major Award – the much deserved Best Special Effects Award given by the esteemed NDTV Gadgets Guru Awards at a function held at Hyderabad.

It may be noted that the NDTV Gadgets Guru Awards in Best Special Effects is more precious for the movie, particularly because, the award is the ‘Country's Biggest Awards’ in the field of Consumer Electronics, Gadgets and Technology. Thus unlike the countries’ other popular awards like Filmfare, Screen etc the NDTV Gadgets Guru Awards is more worthy as it is judged by a jury who excels in Electronics, Gadgets and Technology!


The award was accepted by actor Rana Daggupati, in the absence of the Special Effects team of BAAHUBALI. Accepting the award Rana Daggupati did not forget to mention visual effects supervisor Srinivas Mohan because it was his excellence that played a pivotal role in making the movie a visual treat with splendid imagery - exquisite waterfalls, dazzling snow-covered mountains and an awesome terrain of the kingdom. 

However the special effect work for the movie was quite strenuous and exhausting. Informing about its laborious efforts Rana Daggupati in a lighter vain informed, “We shot for over 320 days but the VFX took over three and half years to be completed,” he smiled. “I and Prabhas have talked about it and we felt that we would only be doing BAAHUBALI all our lives.” 

Readers may be aware that the same special effects team of BAHUBALI was same who excelled the special effects the Hollywood film JURASSIC WORLD.

The production team had spend a whopping 85 crore on visual effects only. In fact the movie has approximately 4,500-5,000 VFX shots! That means 90 per cent of the movie has complex computer-generated imagery (CGI) and VFX shots. So the Best Special Effects is hundred percent worthy!!!