Sidhu and Harbhajan Mann to create magic on silver screen for the first time
Sidhu, a former cricketer, a cricket commentator, an MP and a popular comedy show host known for his witticisms will now charm his fans in his first Punjabi film ever, 'Mera Pind-My Home' , directed by noted Punjabi film director Manmohan Singh. The film also stars popular Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann. The chemistry between the two Punjabi powerhouses of talent is simply amazing as was seen in glimpses from the film as showcased at the music launch at Chandigarh.
Says director Manmohan Singh on the unique pairing of actor, "Sidhu and Harbhajan are two talented individuals who have put Punjab on the world map. Since my film deals with the theme of self-empowerment and Punjabi culture, there couldn't be a more perfect combination of talent than Sidhu and Harbhajan Mann"
Navjot Singh Sidhu, says that the film 'Mera Pind-My Home' is close to his heart - "I, being a Punjabi myself can relate to my character in the film more emphatically than anyone else. Moreover I am proud to be a part of this endeavor that takes Punjabi culture to international levels. It has been a learning experience with a seasoned director like Manmohanji and my brother Harbhajan Mann with whom I have shared a great working experience on the sets."
Harbhajan Mann, excited about his new release says, "It is always a pleasure and a matter of pride to be a part of Manmohan Singh's films. Working with Sidhu was great. This film is special because it has a special message for Punjabis the world over to recognize and respect their culture and talent. This film is being eagerly awaited for by audiences in Canada, UK and USA as well."
About Reliance Big Entertainment
Reliance Big Entertainment is the flagship Media and Entertainment Company of Reliance - Group, with significant presence in film entertainment, broadcasting and new media ventures.
RBEL is investing over USD 1 billion in its Filmed Entertainment business and will commence roll-out of its first set of Indian movies later this year.
The company has already signed a slew of top-end directors/producers, including Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Madhur Bhandarkar, Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra, Vipul Shah, etc. Reliance Big Entertainment also acquired majority stake in ND Studio in Karjat earlier this year. Company has also built a state of the art animation studio in Pune: Big Animation, which will release its first movie later this year.
Reliance Big Entertainment recently announced development silos with Nicolas Cage's Saturn Productions, Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, Tom Hank's Playstone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Jay Roache's Everyman Pictures.
Adlabs, a Reliance Group Company, operates largest number of multiplex screens in India. Adlabs recently acquired 251 screens in the US and 51 screens in Malaysia.
Reliance Big Entertainment recently acquired iconic Lowry Digital Images, a leading image enhancement and restoration services company in the US.
The company has the largest FM radio network spanning 44 stations, offline and online movie rental business – Bigflix.com, and owns other leading new media initiatives like Zapak.com [No. 1 online games portal in India], Bigadda.com [No. 1 Indian social network] and Jump Mobile [leading mobile gaming company that recently tie-up with Manchester United].
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