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Filmfare February 22, 2017

For over 6 decades Filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans. With its exclusive interviews, classy photoshoots, insider stories, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features; Filmfare captures Bollywood's biggest stars & divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best

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and the award goes to…

The Filmfare team, of course. It isn’t easy to bring out an award show year after year after year. But we have been doing it with pride, never bowing down to pressure, never backing out in the face of calamities... only forging ahead. And breaking new ground, adding our own two bits to the cinema lore in the process. And all this wouldn’t have been possible if we didn’t stand strong as a team. The blood, sweat, tears and coffee stains and hunger pangs shared together have all been worth it because in the last 10 years as editor, I can proudly say that this year’s awards ceremony was the best so far. This year, our nominations came in for a lot of flak from various quarters but I’m glad (barring…

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dreams unlimited

“IT’S NOT THE ACTOR THAT MAKES THE CHOICE. IT’S THE CHOICE THAT MAKES THE ACTOR... IT’S NICE TO BE DOING ROLES THAT TAKE YOU THROUGH THE DIVERSE SPECTRUM” The talented Anshuman Jha made his debut with Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex Aur Dhoka (2010). He went on to do critically acclaimed films like Yeh Hai Bakrapur and Chauranga. An Economics graduate, his passion for cinema made him take this detour and there’s been no looking back for him. More recently, he took a pause from theatre - he was performing in two plays - Dirty Talk and The Boy Who Stopped Smiling – and took on four films, each distinctive in theme. Shashi Sudigala’s Mona Darling, Harish Vyas’ Angrezi Main Kehte Hain, Ashvin Kumar’s Noor and the Nandita Das’ production Pagla Ghoda…

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hail the black lady!

The 62 Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 was launched by the talented filmmaker Karan Johar and young superstar Alia Bhatt, in the honourable presence of Deepak Lamba CEO, Worldwide Media Pvt Ltd and Jitesh Pillaai, editor of Filmfare. Held on December 23, 2016 at the Banquet Hall of Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, the event announced the prestigious award ceremony to be held on January 14, 2017. Reliance Foundation Chairperson, Nita Ambani, joined the conference via a video message. “I’m delighted that Filmfareand Jio have partnered with each other. Our partnership is a winning combination. Powered by Jio, the Filmfare Awards current and past will be showcased to our audiences in unique ways across our platforms,” she said. Karan Johar added, “I’m glad to be part of the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards…

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...and the countdown begins!

High fashion? Check. Glamour? Check. Drama? Check. The 62 Jio Filmfare Pre-Awards 2017 party had everything you’d expect from a high-profile, high-glam event. The evening saw the biggest names in the business dressed in their best. Host Neha Dhupia set the stage on fire with her wit and mojo, while Manish Malhotra once again proved why he’s a class apart as he showcased his exquisite collection. Adding to the fun were Sophie Choudry, Bulleya singer Amit Mishra and Love you Zindagi songstress Jasleen Royal who crooned away to glory... RED CARPET RAZZMATAZZ What’s a red carpet without frenzy and dramarama? The shutterbugs went crazy spotting the crème de la crème of the industry pouting and posing for selfies with each other. The camaraderie and bonhomie outside flowed as freely as the wine…

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blockbuster goodies

As the Black Lady celebrated its 62year, our exclusive goody-filled hamper rolled out in its sixth successive year. This time too we pulled no punches when it came to pampering our stars, with the hamper flaunting a ‘blockbuster’ theme, along with the invites for the glamorous event. Here’s presenting the choicest items that comprised the grand hamper... SHAZÉ With stores arcross pan-India, the premium lifestyle store, shazé, boasts of a line-up of jewellery, perfumes, scarves, watches, wristbands, home décor, office decor, silverware, leather ware and religious idols.Assuring something for everyone, the brand revels in providing memorable shopping experiences. Each creation is handpicked with a keen eye on subtlety, finesse, craftsmanship and uniqueness to keep up with the demands of shazé’s connoisseur clientele. From premium products to museum-worthy objets-de-luxe, the shazé collection is…

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red carpet glory

Can’t go wrong with shimmer, can you? Jacqueline Fernandez stunned in an Ali Younes Couture gown. Hair left loose and nude make-up lent it an ethereal vibe. Looking resplendent in ruffled Gauri & Nainika, Sonakshi Sinha sure kept it simple and elegant. A twisted top knot, berry lips and voila! We were floored. Always one to charm us with her stunning sarees, Vidya Balan went black and beautiful in a Raw Mango weave. Notice the red roses in her updo? We only have three words – drop dead gorgeous for Sonam Kapoor. The diva pulled out this dreamy Elie Saab Couture creation for an iconic moment. Ready to take her Black Lady home, Alia Bhatt rightfully had a show-stopping moment in a voluminous Prabal Gurung gown. Ah, just look at the…