Friday, 24 January 2014

‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Takes Mumbai By Storm

‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Takes Mumbai By Storm

Amitabh Bachchan, Terry Pheto and Atandwa Kani at the Mumbai premiere / Videovision Entertainment (p)
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom made its debut in India last night with a gala premiere in Mumbai 
with Executive Producer, Sudhir Pragjee and actors Terry Pheto (Mandela’s first wife, Evelyn) and 
Atandwa Kani (the young Mandela) representing the film. Making a star turn at the event was Bollywood
 great, Amitabh Bachchan who was the guest of honour. A host of other Bollywood personalities 
including actors, producers and directors who were eager to see the much anticipated film were also
 present. The audience reaction was unanimously positive.
Before the screening, Bachchan who is a former ambassador of Nelson Mandela’s global anti HIV/AIDS
 campaign, shared the stage with Terry Pheto, Atandwa Kani and Sudhir Pragjee and interacted with
 media sharing his experiences in South Africa and his meetings with Nelson Mandela.
Speaking at the event, Bachchan said, “I feel very privileged and very honoured to be here today at the
 launch of this film in our country. Privileged and honoured because of the man who has been 
encapsulated in the film. His contribution to the world, to the universe, to society at large and to all 
people who believed in equality and dignity and those are the things that impressed me the most. I have 
a long history with South Africa and a very pleasant one indeed with not only the people of South Africa, 
but indeed Mr. Nelson Mandela himself.”
Bachchan continued speaking about his personal relationships in South Africa, “I have formed a very 
strong association for over 25 years with Sudhir Pragjee and my dear friend Anant Singh who produced 
this film. Anant, Sudhir and myself had the very first concert from the Indian Film Industry in South Africa, 
way back in 1991 when the country was still reeling under the pressures of apartheid and we were the 
first Indian group that was allowed to perform there, and this was possible primarily due to the efforts 
made by Mr. Nelson Mandela, and it was he and his party, the African National Congress who gave us
 the permission to perform there. Since then I had the very big honour of meeting Mr. Mandela on two 
separate occasions and those memories are with me always.
Executive Producer, Sudhir Pragjee commented, “Premiering Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom in India 
is really special for us as India always supported our liberation movement. It is also significant as India 
was one of the first countries Madiba visited after his release from prison. We are also delighted to 
have had our long time friend, Amitabh Bachchan to share this occasion with us.”
The film will be released on Friday, 24 January throughout India on more than 100 screens.
About Amitabh Bachchan: Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the 
early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian 
ilms in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest 
and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He was voted “Star of Stage and Screen of 
the Millennium” in a BBC online poll in 1999. Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The 
Great Gatsby, in which he played Meyer Wolfsheim.

Naomie Harris in Dolce & Gabbana at the 'Life is Amazing' Cannes Screening

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

Naomie Harris in Dolce & Gabbana at the 'Life is Amazing' Cannes Screening

Naomie Harris attended the Lexus Short Film Series "Life Is Amazing" presented by The Weinstein Company and Lexus at Olympia Theatre on yesterday in Cannes, France. 

She wore a sleeveless DOLCE & GABBANA lace dress styled with JIMMY CHOO sandals & clutch and vintage NOLA SINGER earrings.

I like Naomie's look, it was simple but yet sophisticated. Curly locks, kohl rimmed eyes and pink glossy lips completed her look.


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Video: MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom Featurette

MANDELA: Long Walk To Freedom Featurette

VideovisionSA Published on 22 Jan 2014

Naomie Harris in Mary Katrantzou at the 2013 Audi International Polo

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

Naomie Harris in Mary Katrantzou at the 2013 Audi International Polo

Naomie Harris attended the 2013 Audi International Polo today which was held at the Guards Polo Club in Egham, England.

Naomie posed on the grass in the MARY KATRANTZOU FALL 2013 strapless branch & rainbow cocoon like silk faille dress paired with black strappy sandals.

Love this dress and the styling of Naomie's look was simple but perfect. Side parted straight locks, light make-up and a black clutch completed her gorgeous look.

 You can get Naomie's Mary Katrantzou dress at LUISA VIA ROMA & BARNEYS NY.


Monday, 20 January 2014

Mandela Film Rakes In NAACP Image Award Nominations

Mandela Film Rakes In NAACP Image Award Nominations

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom received four nominations for the 45th NAACP Image Awards / Videovision Entertainment (p)
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom received four nominations for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, it was announced in Pasadena, California last night. The film received nominations for Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Idris Elba), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Naomie Harris) and Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Justin Chadwick).
The NAACP Image Awards are presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honour outstanding people in film, television, music and literature.
Other multiple Image Award nominees are 12 Years A Slave with seven nominations, two of which for Supporting Actress; Lee Daniels'The Butler with eight nominations including three for Supporting Actor and Fruitvale Station with five nominations.
Producer, Anant Singh commented, "The NAACP Image Awards are one of the most prestigious and we are hugely excited with this honour. My congratulations go to Idris, Naomie and Justin, together with the tens of thousands of people in South Africa who came together to work so passionately on this film."
The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony will be held on 22 February 2014 and will be broadcast on the TV One channel in the United States.