*Kalpana Pandit gears up for Janleva
Dr. Kalpana Pandit might be making her Bollywood debut with Janleva 555
this year, but it seems the actor/producer has already managed to leave a
mark in the US, as she was recently appointed as one of the celebrity
judges for the Mrs. America pageant 2012 which is to take place in Arizona
USA. This event will be taking place at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in
Tucson, Arizona and its finale – which will be streamed live over the
Internet – will occur August 29.
An emergency doctor by profession in the USA, Kalpana claims to have a
great passion for entertainment and cinema. This led her to set up her own
multimedia banner dubbed ‘House of Pandit’ in 2010 which saw its first film
made on the sensitive issue of HIV/AIDS awareness. Directed by Sandeep
Malani, this flick was titled ‘Jo Jo Laali’ and featured Kalpana herself in
the lead, grabbing her and the other crew members a number of awards in
2011. The film was recently screened at the XIX International AIDS
Conference in Washington DC, while it is all set to be showcased at the 7th
Annual World AKKA Kannada Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on September 1, 2012.
Janleva 555 is Kalapana’s debut feature film. Slated to arrive in theaters
worldwide starting October 19, 2012, this movie is described to be a
mystical musical romantic thriller with a love story that spans
generations. It includes a total of 13 soundtracks composed by 7 music
composers from India and the USA. Its cinematography has been handled by
Selvam, while its editing will be done by Santosh R Chawla. The credits of
its script, story, screenplay and direction, all go to Sandeep Malani.
Kalpana is aiming to donate a percentage of profits from Janleva 555 to the
Cobra Bite Prevention & Treatment cause, with her focus on ventilator
(breathing) support in the remote village hospitals of India.