18 Oct

I dont feel stereotyped Raghav Juyal

first_imgNew Delhi: Dancer-actor-host Raghav Juyal is popular for his dance moves in slow-motion style. He also has a natural comic skill that has fetched him shows and films, but he doesn’t feel stereotyped. He has shown his talents in shows and films such as “Dance Plus”, “Rising Star”, “ABCD 2” and “Nawabzaade”. His forthcoming project, “Bahut Hua Sammaan”, is also a comedy film. Asked about being slotted in one category, Raghav told IANS: “I don’t feel stereotyped. On TV, it’s more of physical comedy. This film has situations which are funny.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Also, in dance shows he says he doesn’t play someone else unlike his roles in films. “I am just enjoying myself as Raghav. I have a sense of comic timing and humour which work on stage as an anchor, but acting is different,” said the artiste, who has been mentored by actor and acting coach Saurabh Sachdeva. As for acting, “you are playing someone else. You have to live truthfully according to the character in imaginary circumstances”. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaHe is ready to explore more as an actor. “This film (‘Bahut Hua Sammaan’) is one of my favourite projects. It’s like a dream to play and act with Sanjay sir (Sanjay Mishra) and Ram Kapoor sir. This film is totally content driven,” said the young actor about the Ashish Shukla directorial. “People will see me as a serious actor as I am working very hard on my craft,” he added. He has immense respect for Sanjay and they “chill” too. “I call him guruji and we laugh and chill during shoot. I’m learning so much from him and it’s like a dream to work with him,” said Raghav.last_img read more

16 Oct

New Rankin Film Puts Spotlight On Refugee And Migrant Children

first_imgRenowned photographer and director Rankin has joined forces with UNICEF to create a 60-second film highlighting the plight of children uprooted by war, poverty and disaster, especially those separated from their families as they become refugees.Video: The labels we put on refugee & migrant children matter | UNICEFThe thought-provoking video urges people to see past the refugee and migrant labels and value each child as a child, first and foremost, no matter where they’re from.The film, set to Bastille’s poignant track ‘Four Walls’, depicts refugee and migrant children watching footage of children in danger around the world. Many of the children who are featured in the film are themselves refugees who have fled the horrors of war and are now trying to rebuild their lives. The film aims to challenge refugee stereotypes and prejudices by giving children a platform to express that they have the same hopes, fears and dreams as any other child.“I love filming with kids – they are so expressive, they don’t hold anything back,” said Rankin. “I’m a dad, I can relate to kids, but every now and then, while we were shooting this, it would hit me what some of these kids had been through.“Three Syrian children who were supposed to be in the film couldn’t come. The day before the shoot, their father found out that his brother had been killed in a bomb attack in Aleppo. These children still have close relatives in Syria who are in danger. They told me they miss their families and worry about them every day.“We shouldn’t label these kids and judge them when what they really need is love, safety and warmth. ‘Refugee’, what does that even mean to a child? A child is a child. And that is all that matters.”Around the world, nearly 50 million children are living outside their country of birth or are displaced within their own country, at least 28 million of them driven from their homes by war and conflict.The number of refugee and migrant children moving alone has reached a record high, increasing nearly five-fold since 2010. At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in 2015-2016, up from 66,000 in 2010-2011.last_img read more

15 Oct

Spotify launches doityourself platform in Canada for local advertisers

first_imgAdvertisement The multinational company says that beta trials of Spotify Ad Studio — a platform that allows marketers to upload full audio spots or scripts to be voiced by the company — have been expanded to include Canada and the United Kingdom. Login/Register With: The company doesn’t provide country-specific information about its audience but it has an estimated global audience of 159 million paying monthly active users and 92 million free monthly active users. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO — The Spotify music-streaming business is pitching a way for Canadians to create their own audio advertising. Spotify charges its customers for each delivered advertisement, with the price affected by the targeting parameters and a $250 minimum payment in local currency.center_img Among the claims made by Spotify is that it can use consumer music preferences as a way to target advertising — in addition to age, sex and location. Advertisement Twitter The self-serve platform has been going through trials in the United States for about five months. Facebook The Spotify music-streaming business is pitching a low-cost way for Canadians to create their own audio advertising. Music streaming apps, including Spotify, are seen on an iPhone in New York on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kanelast_img read more