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'Rock On!! 2' trailer to have special launch today

New Delhi [India], Oct.24 : 'Rock On!! 2 is all set with a unique way to showcase its trailer to the mass.

The trailer is to have a live launch for amidst fans in Mumbai at Bandra's Carter road's iconic Amphitheater today.

The makers of Rock On!! 2 have been treating their audience with soulful songs and the campaign has garnered lot of curiosity, as the makers have kept the story line of the film under wraps.

The only insights that the audience have are the glimpses of the film seen in the teaser. The teaser of 'Rock On!! 2' was a packaged trip down a memory lane with a high dose of emotions, friendship and music.

The event will have the rockstars from 'Magik' Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli and Shashank Arora, along with the makers of the movie.

Farhan Akhtar honored to be UN's Women South Asia Goodwill Ambassador

Dubai, Nov 15 - Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar is honored to have been appointed as UN's Women South Asia Goodwill Ambassador.

The 40-year-old National Award-winning star, who will now work towards gender equality and violence against women and girls in India through his Men Against Rape and Discrimination ( MARD) campaign, had stated that he wanted to call on all males to act as a "catalyst for change," Gulf News reported.

Akhtar, who's become the first man to be chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN, added that he supported UN Women's HeForShe campaign and believed that men and boys could play a huge role in stopping crime against women and girls.

Farhan Akhtar appointed as first-ever male UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

Farhan Akhtar UN WomenNew Delhi, Nov 14 : Farhan Akhtar has been appointed as the first ever male Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women, it has been revealed.

The 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' star known for his work as an actor, filmmaker and singer, will devote his efforts to promoting the empowerment of women and girls across South Asia.

The 40-year-old actor, who is running his own campaign against gender inequality named MARD, thanked UN for this honor.

Farhan was impressed with 'Porbazaar' script: Director

Farhan was impressedPanaji: Actress-director Manava Naik says Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar, who will be seen in a special appearance in Marathi film 'Porbazaar', agreed to be a part of the movie just after reading the script.

Manava is making her debut as a director with the film, which deals with child trafficking. "We needed somebody who is a thinker. We needed an actor who spreads social awareness. We were looking for someone more than just an actor.

Farhan Akhtar is face of Yepme.com

Farhan-AkhtarMumbai, April 9 : Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has been chosen to endorse online shopping portal Yepme. com.

When Farhan was chosen as the brand ambassador of portal, the creative team was keen to discuss and share the storyboard with him for his inputs, said a statement.

The team will be using the song "Tension kyun lete ho", composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy as the jingle, as suggested by the actor.

The lyrics of the song are written by Farhan himself.

SRK, Farhan Akhtar honoured at Mirchi Music Awards

shahrukh-Farhan-AkhtarMumbai, Feb 28 : Megastar Shah Rukh Khan and actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar were honoured at the 6th Mirchi Music Awards here.

The event, organised by Radio Mirchi, was held Thursday.

Shah Rukh, known for his romantic numbers such as "Tujhe dekha to ye jaana sanam" ("Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge"), "Humko hami se chura lo" ("Mohabbatein") and "Are re are ye kya hua" ("Dil To Pagal Hai"), bagged the Reliance Digital Presents Mirchi face of romantic songs award.

IIFA 2014: 'Bhaag Milkha...' wins nine technical awards

Bhaag-Milkha-BhaagMumbai, Feb 28 : Farhan Akhtar-starrer "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has won nine nods in the technical categories of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) annual extravaganza, it was announced here Friday.

Running laps ahead of the pack, the Milkha Singh biographical has bagged best cinematography (Binod Pradhan), best screenplay (Prasoon Joshi), best dialogue (Prasoon Joshi), best editing (P. S. Bharti), best sound design (Nakul Kamte), best sound mixing (Pranav Shukla), best background score (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), best costume designing (Dolly Ahluwalia) and best make-up (Vikram Gaikwad).

Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar promote 'Shadi Ke Side effects'

farhan-vidyaNew Delhi, Feb 27 : Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar were spotted promoting their latest movie 'Shadi Ke Side Effects' in New Delhi.

Speaking about the film, 'The Dirty Picture' star said, "Firstly, I would like to underline the fact that I don't know more about marriage than anyone else, I am just experiencing it. I have been married for 14 months. But I will say that a lot of people around have said this and I think I have read it that today probably people have run out of patience in their relationships. They do not want to give it more time, even more effort to make a relationship work".

Deepika, Farhan reunite for ad

Deepika-FarhanNew Delhi, Feb 27 : "Karthik Calling Karthik" co-stars Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar have come together to share the frame yet again. The duo features in a new advertisement for a soft drink brand, and they will be seen celebrating "the little joys of life".

Coca-Cola's new campaign - 'Chhoti ho ya badi, har khushi mein Coca-Cola', urges consumers to revel in the big and small joys of life.

This is the first time that Farhan and Deepika have worked together in a series of ads, directed by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

Zoya's film has nothing to do with our real life: Farhan

Farhan-AkhtarMumbai, Dec 9 : As an actor Farhan Akhtar, who also directs and produces movies, had a fabulous year with biopic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and now he is looking forward to Dev Benegal's film with Kareena Kapoor and his sister Zoya's next directorial venture which he says has nothing to do with their off screen relationship.

"Let me take this opportunity to very clearly state that Zoya's film has nothing to do with our real life relationship. It is entirely a work of fiction," said Farhan about the content in Zoya's film.

SRK not playing Gujarati don: Farhan

Farhan-AkhtarMumbai, Oct 12 : Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has denied reports that Shah Rukh Khan will play a Gujarati don in his next production. He says the superstar essays a gangster instead.

"Don't call him a Gujarati don! He is not playing any Gujarati don. The film is based in Gujarat and his character is based in Gujarat. He is playing a gangster in the film," Farhan told IANS here.

"The film deals with crime and law," he said.

The film will be directed by Rahul Dholkia.(IANS)

'Bhaag Milkha...' to be screened at Ladakh film fest

Bhaag-Milkha-BhaagNew Delhi, Aug 28 : "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and documentary "The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace" will be screened as a part of the Green Carpet Premiere at the second edition of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) to be held at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir next month.

"We are pleased to have renowned filmmakers like Teri McLuhan ('The Frontier Gandhi') and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra ('Bhaag Milkha Bhaag') at the Green Carpet of LIFF this year," Melwyn Williams Chirayath, founder, LIFF, said in a statement.

Bihar makes 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' tax free

Bhaag-Milkha-BhaagPatna, Aug 13 : "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", Bollywood's ode to star athlete Milkha Singh, was made tax free by the Bihar government Tuesday.

The decision was taken by the cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, an official said.

"The move is to provide an opportunity to people to watch this movie, which is about one of our greatest athletes," the official said.

Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" stars Farhan Akhtar, who plays Milkha Singh, and Sonam Kapoor. (IANS)

New releases fail to keep pace with 'Bhaag Milkha...'

bhaag-milkha-bhaagNew Delhi, Aug 5 : Three releases came out at the weekend, but none could set the box office afire, while director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", which is in its fourth weekend, continued to be the audience's favourite.

"Rabba Main Kya Karu", "Chor Chor Super Chor" and "B. A. Pass" came out this Friday.

'Bhaag Milkha...' races ahead of new releases

bhaag-milkha-bhaagNew Delhi, July 27 : Filmmakers tried to woo movie buffs with subjects as diverse as revenge comedy, erotic thriller, tragic love story and candyfloss campus romance this Friday, but audiences are still flocking to the halls to catch "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag".

Movies that hit the theatres Friday include "Bajatey Raho", "Nasha", "Issaq", "Love U Soniyo" and Hollywood film "The Wolverine".

But viewers are still buying tickets to watch ace athlete Milkha Singh's life story in "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", which released July 12.

Have learnt the power of forgiveness from Milkhaji: Farhan

farhan-akhtarMumbai, July 17 : If "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has been a life-changing experience for Farhan Akhtar, who plays the title role in the film and has learnt the lesson of forgiveness from Milkha Singh, he hopes the Olympian's biopic would help open the mind of federations, who start nurturing talents.

"Milkhaji taught me that you couldn't move on in life with the baggage of negativity and illwill. You can't be the Flying Sikh with that entire burden," said Farhan.

'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' makes industry members happy

bhaag-milkha-bhaagMumbai, July 13 : Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", which released Friday, has left industry members like filmmaker Rakesh Roshan and veteran actor Jeetendra delighted.

The movie, a biopic on former athlete Milkha Singh, also lovingly called the Flying Sikh, features Farhan Akhtar in the role of the sprinter, while Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutta play supporting roles.

A lot of celebrities took to Twitter to share positive feedback on the film. Here's what somee of them had to say after watching the movie:

'Madras Cafe' trailer comes with 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'

Bhaag-Milkha-BhaagMumbai, July 10 : Get a glimpse into John Abraham's second production "Madras Cafe" when you go to watch "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" Friday. The trailer of the ".. Cafe" will release with the Farhan Akhtar-starrer.

"Madras Cafe", which features John and Nargis Fakhri, is directed by Shoojit Sircar. The director is looking forward to the response to the trailer.

"The trailer of 'Madras Cafe' is attached with 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. I am eagerly waiting to see the audience response," Sircar told IANS.

SRK hails 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', praises 'Flying Farhan'

Shah-Rukh-KhanMumbai, July 9 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the forthcoming film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", based on legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh's life, for being a "lovely experience". He also said his friend Farhan Akhtar's performance as the Flying Sikh is inspiring.

The film, releasing Friday, is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

"The only race you can't win is the race against your past. What a lovely experience is 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. Thanks Rakyesh and you inspire me, my Flying Farhan," Shah Rukh posted on Twitter.

Milk for 'Indian Idol Junior' kids courtesy Farhan, Rakeysh

rakeysh-omprakash-mehra-farhan-akhtarMumbai, June 26 : Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and actor Farhan Akhtar made the young contestants of singing reality show "Indian Idol Junior" drink a glass of milk each, as part of a promotional stint for their forthcoming movie "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag".

The movie is a biopic on the life of athlete Milkha Singh, and Mehra said milk was relevant during this promotion since, as a child, Milkha Singh used to drink a lot of it.

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