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Ready For The Scoop On Bollywood’s Secrets? “Showtime” Trailer Released



Nepotism ke mukhaute ke picche, aakhir mein har outsider, insider banna chahta hai. Disney+ Hotstar and Dharmatic Entertainment unveil the trailer of their much awaited series, Showtime. The money, the business, the glamour, the relationships, the lifestyle, the inside scoop on all of Bollywood’s best-kept secrets, Showtime is releasing exclusively on 8th March on Disney+ Hotstar. Showtime is helmed by Emraan Hashmi, Mahima Makwana with Mouni Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shriya Saran, Vishal Vashishtha, Neeraj Madhav, Vijay Raaz and Naseeruddin Shah in pivotal roles.

Created by Sumit Roy, Showrunner and directed by Mihir Desai and Directed by Archit Kumar, the screenplay by Sumit Roy, Mithun Gangopadhyay and Lara Chandni while the dialogues are written by Jehan Handa and Karan Shrikant Sharma. 

Gaurav Banerjee, Head – Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star said, “Delighted to collaborate once more with Dharmatic Entertainment and Karan Johar for a show that represents everything that’s quintessentially Bollywood. What’s more, the ensemble cast have come together beautifully to give life to what we can confidently say is here to entertain Bollywood fans with a no holds barred behind the curtains drama that is explosive and entertaining”

Karan Johar, Founder and Managing Director, Dharmatic Entertainment said, “Showtime is a show that showcases so many different shades of the industry. While there’s showbiz, glitz, glamour, drama it also touches upon the unspoken emotional rollercoaster that people go through behind the sets. The show is an attempt to bring audiences closer to the lives of people in the industry and to show what  goes behind the making of a show/movie. It has a little bit of everything and there’s no better place than Disney+ Hotstar to tell such a story.”

Apoorva Mehta, CEO Dharma Productions & Dharmatic said,  “At Dharmatic, we are always eager to tell stories that excite and intrigue the audiences, nudging them to think. Showtime is our first fictional series association with Disney+ Hotstar and there isn’t a better story than this to tell. The series will delve into the underbelly of Bollywood, shedding light on the studio-wars, power struggles and all that conspires behind the scenes, the making of films and more. We hope that audiences enjoy the show as much as we did while making it.”

Showrunner and Director Mihir Desai said,Forget the velvet ropes and red carpets, “Showtime” rips back the curtain on the Bollywood you don’t often see. It’s a drama dripping with grit, glamour, and gossip that fuels the industry. This is the backstage world, where dreams are chased, deals are cut, and egos clash – all with a healthy dose of humor. And what a pleasure it was to work with Emraan Hashmi! Let’s face it, the man’s on a roll – we call it the Emraan-aissance! He leads a stellar cast, backed by the production powerhouse Dhamratic Entertainment and Sumit Roy’s insider knowledge. This is my second collaboration with Disney+Hotstar and I hope it’s a fun and entertaining watch for their wide range of subscribers.”

Creator Sumit Roy said, “Having been in the industry for years, we wanted to tell a story like Showtime that spills the tea about what goes on behind the scenes in Bollywood – gives you the masala behind our masala movies. The show is an insider account of the glitter, glamor, ego battles and power struggles in the world of showbiz. We wanted the sets to reflect the grandness of Bollywood and give audiences a larger than life experience. Every character will feel recognisable and has traits that are based on actual stars and filmmakers, many of the plot lines are culled from real life industry stories – viewers can enjoy playing guessing games to figure out who or what we’re referring to. The series doesn’t pull any punches, reveals many industry secrets and even explores the darker underbelly of the fraternity – showing you all that glitters in Bollywood isn’t gold. We hope viewers enjoy watching it!”

Emraan Hashmi added, Having worked in the industry for over two decades, I have not come across a script like Showtime. To play the character of Raghu Khanna, who is always at the top of his game, was indeed challenging and creatively enriching. Showtime is a story that resonated with me at various levels. I have struggled my way up in the industry so I do understand the insider-outsider debate that is popular in this fraternity. At the same time, the Industry has space for everyone who is passionate and hardworking. Showtime will expose many realities of Bollywood but again, who thought that I would be a part of a series as a privileged heir to a legacy and what is more interesting than the fact that Karan Johar himself is making a show on nepotism with outsiders. I enjoyed collaborating with Disney+ Hotstar, Dharmatic Entertainment, Directors Mihir and Archit and hope audiences enjoy the world of Showtime.”

~Showtime will be  releasing on 8th March, 2024, only on Disney+ Hotstar~


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National Brother’s Day: Meet Creators Who Are Doting Brothers!



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National Brother’s Day is celebrated on 24th May of every year. It is a day dedicated to rejoice in the bond between brothers and the role they play in our lives. Like any familial relationship, a brother’s love is also unconditional. While brothers may compete and tease each other, they stand by each other through thick and thin, celebrate successes, and provide comfort during tough times. Unlike many other relationships that may come and go, the bond between brothers is lifelong. Even as they grow older and pursue separate paths in life, the connection remains strong. Overall, a brother’s love is a special and irreplaceable aspect of many people’s lives, offering companionship, understanding, and a sense of belonging.

On the special occasion of National Brother’s Day, let’s take a look at the list of popular creators who are also doting brothers. They play an important role in their siblings’ lives and aptly fit the tag of ‘Bade Bhaiya’.

Zaid Darbar  

Content creator and choreographer, son of renowned music director Ismail Darbar, Zaid Darbar is a doting brother to young sibling Awez Darbar. The duo, who are known for their dance moves, run a dancing academy in Mumbai called ‘B You’. Zaid, husband of actress Gauahar Khan, comes across as one of those brothers who are quite affectionate and protective toward their younger ones.

Awez Darbar

Well, the way Zaid is for Awez, similarly Awez’s love for his sister Aman Darbar is unconditional. The brother-sister duo is irreparable. Awez, who is known for his down-to-earth and soft-spoken nature, shares a friend-like bond with Anam. Awez and Anam both are social media sensations and are famous for their engaging content.   

Abhishek Malhan

Bigg Boss OTT 2 Abhishek Malhan aka Fukra Insaan and his elder sibling Nishchay Malhan aka Triggered Insaan are quite popular YouTubers. Abhishek may be a ‘Chote bhaiya’ but comes across as more of a friend to Nishchay. They are together through thick and thin and are always there for each other.

Ayaan Zubair

Ayaan may be a younger brother to sister and actress Jannat Zubair but is quite protective and caring towards her. He has also walked in her sister’s footsteps and has made a big name in the television industry and social media. The brother-sister duo makes some amazing and relatable content on social media. Their Instagram photos are proof of their close bond and we love how Ayaan is always on Jannat’s side, like an ideal brother.

Vishnu Kaushal

Vishnu Kaushal and his brother Govind are known for making hilarious content that is loved by netizens and even Bollywood stars. Oftentimes being in the same field may lead to disagreement but they are always in sync and a perfect brother. In their case, it’s difficult to say who is more protective towards each other and who plays the role of ‘ideal brother’.

Ashish Chanchlani

Popular YouTube personality and content creator Ashish Chanchlani has a younger sister named Muskan who is a fashion content creator. Ashish and Muskan are one of those brother-sister duo who love unconditionally but also fight for pity things. However, Ashish comes across as a pillar of strength for his sister.

Keep up the same bonhomie guys!

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5 Fashion Stylists To Follow On Instagram



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A stylist is a professional who curates looks for another person or a brand. They play a very crucial role as they are responsible for all aspects of a person’s visual aesthetic. Their job is to
create a wardrobe plan that includes key pieces and accessories, ensuring versatility and cohesiveness. Fashion stylists are in high demand by clothing brands and retailers to create visual merchandising displays, style mannequins, and curate outfits for store displays. However, appointing a fashion stylist may burn a hole in your pocket.But what if we tell you that you can achieve all the tips and tricks related to fashion and style free of cost?Well, there is a list of fashion stylists who are using social media platforms effectively to enhance your knowledge of fashion.Furthermore The Reel Stars listing down a few female fashion stylists who regularly upload videos on Instagram to help people understand choice outfits according to their preferences, body types, and lifestyles, making them look and feel their best.

Ishita Saluja

Ishita Saluja, in a very short period, has earned a massive fan following on Instagram. She regularly posts outfit ideas, clothing hacks, and fashion tips which are game changers. She has 1 million followers on her Instagram, becoming one of the most followed fashion stylists on social media. We believe she can be your fashion saviour.

Jainee Gandhi

Jainee is a Certified Image Professional (CIP) from The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and has been working as a style curator, highly featured image consultant, and sustainable style advocate for over 10 years now. She has 225K followers on Instagram and often uploads videos where one can take tips on styling to boost body confidence and stand out in a crowd.

Tanistha Basu

Tanistha is one confident woman who never goes wrong with her tips and recommendations. However She has nearly 171k followers on Instagram where she regularly shares her fashion hacks and tips on matching colours and style mistakes that are “ruining” your outfits. She lives in Bangalore and is a MBA Finance graduate who found passion in the world of fashion.

Ria Dixit

However Ria’s guidelines can redefine your look in a way that flatters your body shape and reflects your personality. Furthermore You need guidance with your professional image, sprucing-up of your weekend wear, or a complete wardrobe makeover Ria’s Instagram account has got it all.

Moushumi Khara

However Moushumi is a fashion stylist who has a constant tab on current trends suggests mix- clothing items to create stylish outfits. Furthermore She engages with her followers by responding to their comments and questions. Following her social media account can provide great inspiration and insight into the world of high fashion and styling.

Well, we hope these fashion divas are now your saviour and help you notch your fashion quotient higher!

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Anveet Kaur And Shantanu Maheshwari Unveil First Look Of Their Film ‘Love In Vietnam’ At Cannes



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Look forward to a fresh new Jodi as heartthrobs Avneet Kaur and Shantanu Maheshwari come together for the first time for an upcoming international film. The entertainment industries of India and Vietnam have joined hands, marking the dawn of a new era in cinematic collaboration.

The film is helmed by talented director-turned-producer Omung Kumar, joined by Director-Producer Rahhat Shah Kazmi, internationally acclaimed festival curator Captain Rahul Bali, and Abhishek Ankur.

Apart from Shantanu Maheshwari and Avneet Kaur, the film also stars Vietnamese actress Kha Ngan. The film, titled Love In Vietnam is based on the bestseller Madonna In A Fur Coat.

The excitement reached a crescendo as the first look poster of Love In Vietnam was unveiled at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2024. The event was graced by the presence of lead actors Shantanu Maheshwari and Avneet Kaur, director-producer Rahhat Shah Kazmi, producer Captain Rahul Bali, and co-producers Tariq Khan and Zeba Sajid.

Taking to Instagram, Avneet also shared the first look of the film with her fans on social media. “Proud to launch the first look of ‘#LovelnVietnam’ at Cannes! This is the first India-Vietnam collaboration and I couldn’t be happier sharing this with you all,” she wrote.

Take a look!

Shantanu too shared the same posters of the film on his Instagram account and wrote, ”Thrilled to unveil the first look of our film #LoveInVietnam at Cannes! I’m excited to finally be able to share this, our groundbreaking India-Vietnam collaboration!”

Avneet Kaur was a part of the popular movie Mardaani and made her big Bollywood debut as a lead actress in Tiku Weds Sheru opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Meanwhile, Shantanu was last seen in Netflix’s vampire drama titled Tooth Pari: When Love Bites. He also featured in Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, which was directed by ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

We are sure fans cannot hold the excitement to see the duo on their screens!

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