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Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival Awards 2023: Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor win best actor award, The Kashmir Files bag best film award, check full list of winners

Various Bollywood celebrities, such as Anupam Kher, Alia Bhatt, Rekha, Vidya Balan, Jim Sarbh, and others, attended the award ceremony.



Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival Awards 2023

The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2023 awards were held in Mumbai last night. The award ceremony was reportedly hosted by actors Ronit Roy and Shreyas Talpade.

Various Bollywood celebrities, such as Anupam Kher, Alia Bhatt, Rekha, Vidya Balan, Jim Sarbh, and others, attended the award ceremony. The event was also graced by television actors including Rupali Ganguly, Rashami Desai, and Tejasswi Prakash.

Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor bagged the best actor and actress awards for the film Brahmastra: Part 1 and Gangubai Kathiawadi respectively.

Anupam Kher took home the Most Versatile Actor of the Year award for the film The Kashmir Files. Vivek Agnihotri’s film also won the Best Film Award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival.

Tejasswi Prakash took home the Best Actor in a Television Industry award for Naagin. Star Plus serial Anupamaa bagged the Television Series of the Year award.

Veteran actor Rekha won the award for Outstanding Contribution In The Film Industry and Popular singer and musician Hariharan received recognition for his Outstanding Contribution To The Music Industry.

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Check the full list of winners of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023

  • Best Film: The Kashmir Files
  • Best Director: R Balki for Chup: Revenge of The Artist
  • Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor for Brahmastra: Part 1
  • Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi
  • Most Promising Actor: Rishab Shetty for Kantara
  • Critics Best Actor: Varun Dhawan for Bhediya
  • Critics Best Actress: Vidya Balan for digital show Jalsa
  • Film of The Year: RRR
  • Television Series of The Year: Anupamaa
  • Most Versatile Actor Of The Year: Anupam Kher for The Kashmir Files
  • Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Maniesh Paul for Jugjugg Jeeyo
  • Outstanding Contribution In The Film Industry: Rekha
  • Best Web Series: Rudra: The Edge of Darkness
  • Best Actor In A Television Series: Zain Imam for Fanaa- Ishq Mein Marjawaan
  • Best Actress In A Television Series: Tejasswi Prakash for Naagin
  • Best Male Singer: Sachet Tandon for Maiyya Mainu
  • Best Female Singer: Neeti Mohan for Meri Jaan
  • Best Cinematographer: PS Vinod for Vikram Vedha
  • Outstanding Contribution In The Music Industry: Hariharan

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Japan’s Uniqlo appoints Katrina Kaif as company’s first Indian brand ambassador

The 40-year-old actor will appear in the campaigns for Uniqlo on both online and offline platforms.



Katrina Kaif

The Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has chosen Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as its first brand ambassador in India as it tries to attract premium customers and expand its store base.

According to the retailer, on Tuesday, the 40-year-old actor will appear in the campaigns for Uniqlo on both online and offline platforms. Kaif joins the ranks of tennis star Roger Federer, who was appointed as Uniqlo’s global brand ambassador in 2018.

The one-year relationship will see the Bollywood actor support the brand’s Fall-Winter 2023 campaign, which will range all media channels including print, the web, and outdoor, as well as in-store promotional material.

In India, where Uniqlo made its debut in 2019, there are currently 10 stores and plans for two more. The majority of these are in Delhi-NCR, although there are also a few in Lucknow, Chandigarh, and Zirakpur in Punjab. Mumbai would soon get stores from it. With its casual clothing styles, the company attracts customers of all ages.

With the Mumbai store launch in mind, the brand Uniqlo brings more exciting news for Katrina’s fans as the actor has not only established herself in the film industry but in recent times has also made a name for herself in the beauty industry through her makeup brand Kay Beauty. Today, the actor is stepping one step higher by establishing herself in the fashion world through the Japanese brand Uniqlo.

On being chosen as a brand ambassador Katrina said, Uniqlo has been her go-to brand for daily essentials and over the years. The actor further said, admired how efficient and cutting-edge their products are. Their easy, premium clothing is also incredibly adaptable and ideal for creating a daily outfit, she added.

CEO of Uniqlo India Tomohiko Sei said, they are thrilled to have Katrina Kaif join us as Uniqlo’s first brand endorser in India.

Uniqlo is one of the largest fashion companies in Japan in fast retailing. The other brands in the group are GU, Theory, PLST Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand, and Helmut Lan. It is the largest of the eight brands in the group.

Meanwhile, Katrina Kaif will be next seen in Tiger 3 alongside Salman Khan. The film which is produced by Aditya Chopra under YRF banners is scheduled to hit the theaters this year on Diwali.

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Divya Khosla Kumar, Meezaan Jafri and Pearl V Puri starrer Yaariyan 2 trailer out

The film will be released on October 20, 2023.



Yaariyan 2

Yaariyan 2, starring Divya Khosla Kumar, Meezaan Jafri, and Pearl V Puri, has been adored by fans ever since the first trailer was unveiled. The film directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, was shown in a grand event in Mumbai, boosting excitement for the film’s theatrical release.

It’s safe to say that the movie will be a full-on entertainment package after seeing the trailer.

Audiences are raving about how the cast’s recently released trailer displayed the closest relationship between the cousins. The story of the film which revolves around the love and bonding of cousins has already got a thumbs up from the audiences after the trailer was revealed today.

The Yaariyan 2 trailer opens by presenting Ladli, a dreamer who eventually marries, played by Divya. It also introduces the brave character Shikhar played by Yash Dasgupta and the devoted Bajju played by Pearl V Puri. The trailer gives viewers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of these three cousins as well as their tight bonds. It examines how Ladli’s marriage transforms and complicates their relationship. Three complex love stories with loads of drama, romance, and heartbreak are also promised in the trailer.

At the premiere event today, the actors made an impressive entrance while Sunny Sunny 2.0 was playing in the background. After promoting the film, singers also sang a few songs from the soundtrack.

For wholesome entertainment, it was a very pleasant event. Divya Khosla Kumar, Yash Daasgupta, Meezaan Jafri, Anaswara Rajan, Warina Hussain, Priya Varrier, and Pearl V Puri are among the cast of the sequel Yaariyan 2.

Yaariyan 2 is a T-Series film which will be released on October 20, 2023, the film will be released in theatres. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, and Aayush Maheshwari.

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Malayalam film, 2018, starring Tovino Thomas to represent India in Oscars 2024

2018: Everyone Is A Hero tells stories of people overcoming hardship against the backdrop of the 2018 floods that caused havoc in Kerala.



Malayalam film, 2018

India’s official entry for the 2024 Academy Awards is the Malayalam film 2018, also known as 2018: Everyone is a Hero, starring Tovino Thomas, the jury, presided over by Kannada director Girish Kasaravalli, announced today. The movie won’t be qualified for the award until it appears on the list of nominees.

2018: Everyone Is A Hero tells stories of people overcoming hardship against the backdrop of the 2018 floods that caused havoc in Kerala. Tovino Thomas plays a young man in the movie who redeemed himself during the floods after leaving the Indian Army with a phoney medical certificate. Along with them, Asif Ali, Lal, Narain, Kunchacko Boban, and Aparna Balamurali play significant roles in the movie.

Under the banners of Kavya Film Company and PK Prime Productions, Venu Kunnappilly, C.K. Padma Kumar, and Anto Joseph produced the film. 2018 turned out to be a huge box office success, and both masses and critics loved the performances of every antor as well as the story was also appreciated.

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, the 96th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC in more than 200 countries from Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Chhello Show (2022), Koozhangal (2021), Jallikattu (2020), Gully Boy (2019), Village Rockstars (2018), Newton (2017), and Visaranani (2016) are a few of India’s earlier Oscar entries which were sent for the nominations but unfortunately that didn’t make it to the list. Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan are the only Indian films that have received Oscar nominations so far.

India made history at the 2023 Oscars by taking home two trophies. For RRR’s Naatu Naatu, India won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Additionally, the song was played during the Academy Awards ceremony. The second Indian film to win an Oscar was The Elephant Whisperers. The Best Documentary (Short Subject) award was given to the director of the film, Kartiki Gonsalves.

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