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Indo-Canadian Lilly Singh gearing up for YouTube FanFest in Mumbai

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Mumbai: Becoming a part of the YouTube FanFest, the popular Indo-Canadian online personality Lilly Singh, also known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII, will be flying down here on March 18 and entertaining with her bundle of talent.

YouTube along with Branded Ltd announced the return of the festival, which brings together established and emerging YouTube stars from India and around the world with fans, to Mumbai via a statement on Thursday. The fest is coming back to India for the third time.

It will be held at Dome @ NSCI, SVP Stadium here.

The line-up features over 35 popular YouTube stars from around the world, including Lilly, Connor Franta, All India Bakchod, SANAM, Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath, East India Comedy, Bryden-Parth Music, Abish Mathew, Kaushal, Kenneth Sebastian, and Kurt Hugo Schneider.

Along with the entertainment factor, over 5,000 fans will get a chance to meet the stars.

Schneider is “pumped” about coming back to Mumbai for “the third YouTube FanFest. The fans are some of the best in the world and I’m excited to perform for them again”.

Franta said: “This will be my first time taking part in the YouTube FanFest in India and I am beyond excited. If the energy is the same as the other FanFests, it’s going to be an amazing evening”.

Gautam Anand, director of content and operations, YouTube Asia-Pacific, said: “We’re delighted to host YouTube FanFest again in India for the third time to celebrate this new generation of YouTube stars and welcome some of our most popular global YouTube stars back to India.” (IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi to Unveil National Film Museum in Mumbai

The complex includes a multipurpose hall for movie previews, social events, conferences or seminars and cultural gatherings, besides incorporating several features to make it green and eco-friendly

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country’s film capital, an official said here on Thursday.

A galaxy of dignitaries like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, A.R. Rahman, David Dhawan, Rohit Shetty, Waheeda Rehman, Jeetendra Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Raveena Tandon, Pankaj Kapoor, Rakesh Mehra and others are expected to attend the opening ceremonies.

The NMIC will provide a glimpse into the Indian film history and help film students, film-makers, fans and critics to learn and understand cinema as a medium of artistic expression in the country and globally.

The museum has on display artefacts like vintage cameras, projectors, editing and recording equipment, costumes, photographs and other materials portraying the journey of Indian cinema since its dawn in 1913 with the first full-length feature film, “Raja Harishchandra” made by the legendary Dhundiraj Govind Phadke, known as Dadasaheb Phalke.

There are also film sets, props, film tapes, sound tracks, trailers, transparencies and a rich collection of film-related literature and memorabilia depicting Indian film history in a chronological order.

Designed by the National Council of Science Museums, it was first envisaged in 1997, and set up in the 19th century heritage bungalow Gulshan Mahal and in another adjacent modern five-storeyed building, spread across 12,000 sq. metres.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The museum comprises more than three dozen interactive galleries devoted to cinema and its journey from the silent era to talkies, black-and-white to colour, from the film rolls era to digital technology and a children’s activity gallery.

The NMIC project was undertaken by the state-owned Navratna public sector undertaking, NBCC (India) Ltd, and promises to be a delightful treat for historians, tourists and film buffs from all over the world thronging the country’s film headquarters.

NBCC Chairman-cum-Managing Director Anoop Kumar Mittal said the entire NMIC complex is a potential ‘film hub’ narrating the rich history of Indian cinema in the heart of south Mumbai.

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The unique design features include a unique front elevation designed with inclined structural glazing support by cable nets with spiders and a glass facade to provide a 3D view impression to the structure, said Mittal.

The complex includes a multipurpose hall for movie previews, social events, conferences or seminars and cultural gatherings, besides incorporating several features to make it green and eco-friendly. (IANS)