Mumbai to have Rs.30 bn plush film studio (Movie Snippets)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NEW DELHI - The city of dreams will soon boast of a world-class film studio with excellent infrastructure.

As the production and distribution house Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd has joined hands with LFS Media & Entertainment(of LFS Group) to build India Studiocity which will be spread across 300 acres with an investment of about Rs.30 billion.

The studio will have air conditioned shooting floors, fixed sets of hospitals, roadways, airport interiors, havellis, streets and a lot more, said a statement.

It will provide a platform for the entire filmmaking process offering all sorts of services like post-production facilities, film processing labs and satellite platform for global digital screening.

The project will be built in three phases - starting with the film production facilities and accommodation for clients and their crews.

In addition, India Studiocity will provide turnkey logistics and concierge services to enable production to take place at any outside location within India

At present, Mumbai already has a Film City, Raajkamal studio and Yash Raj Studio.


Ranbir, the hairstylist!

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor turned into a barber for a day, literally.

The 28-year-old actor tried his hands on straightening, ironing and blow drying machine when he made a brief visit at his hairstylist Aalim Haakim’s studio Aalim’s Hair Academy in Versova.

I’ve got stubborn wavy hair, so I am perpetually at the mercy of my stylist and owe my looks completely to Aalim, Ranbir said in a statement.


‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ to release June 24

One of the most-awaited movies of 2011 - Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - will turn on the heat this summer as it is slated for a June 24 release.

Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, made under the banner of Excel Entertainment, it is a young fun-filled road film shot largely across Spain.

The movie has an interesting mix of star cast comprising Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin.

The music has been composed by Shankar-Eshaan-Loy with lyrics by Javed Akhtar and the script is written by Zoya.

This is Zoya’s second movie after critically acclaimed Luck By Chance.

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