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Rajpal Yadav & Bharti Sharma

Rajpal Yadav shoots with Bharti Sharma on Brothel set for Hari Kripa Films

“Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai”

After shooting in Bhopal for 17 days, now film is being shot at Almeda Bunglow, Yari Road, Andheri (west), on a lavish set of Brothel (prostitution area) where Rajpal, Bharti Sharma along with many junior artist will be participating. Scene was Bharti Sharma is lost in Mumbai and somehow Rajpal gets an hint that she is in this particular brothel whose Madame is Sudha Chandran and Rajpal comes there in her search. This schedule will go on for 15 days in various locals of Mumbai.

Rajpal Yadav is playing role of a unemployed youth, Yashpal Sharma is in character of minister, Mushtaq Khan as PA of minister and Milind Gunaji is in role of zamindar. According to director Arvind Tripathi story of this film narrates the painful situation of women’s of Bedni community, how they are being exploited by powerful politician and businessman of society.

Being Produced by K.K.Mundhada with Piyush Mundhada as co-producer, direction by Arvind Tripathi, story by Nazir Qureshi with screenplay & dialogues by Masood Mirza, music by Nikhil, Umesh & Parveen, lyrics by Kumar & Haidar Nazmi, cinematography by Surya Mishra, choreography by Pappu Khanna, Saroj Khan and Sailesh Kohli, action by Laddan Quereshi, costume by Manohar Teli,and art director is Nazeer Sheikh. Songs have been rendered by Shaan, Mamta Sharma, Jaspinder Narula and Raghuveer Yadav.

Film Stars Rajpal Yadav & Bharti Sharma in lead role with Yashpal Sharma, Milind Gunanji, Sudha Chandran, Ehsaan Khan, Mushtaq Khan & Kiran Sharad.

Wasim Siddique

Ehsaan Qureshi with Sunil Pal
Sunil Pal records with Udit Narayan for film


The Guinness Book of World Record Holder, stand-up comedian, actor, director Sunil Pal has recorded a song in voice of Udit Narayan for his film “MONEY BACK GUARANTEE” on 20th May at Zip Track Studio, Andheri west, for which he has written lyrics also along with music direction. Film is being produced, written, directed, music direction and lyrics by Sunil Pal himself, other cast and credits are under finalization. Five songs have already been recorded in voice of Sudesh Bhonsle, Barbi Girl & Jaswasnt Singh (known as voice of Jagjit Singh).

Sunil Pal known for his previous film “Bhavnao Ko Samjho” for which he has been given place in Guinness Record for bringing 51 stand-up comedians to act in a single film, is set to impress audience with this film as he says “this film is story of every person’s life where they don’t have any guarantee of getting their investment back”, but this film will be surely “MONEY BACK GUARANTEE” Sunil adds. When asked ‘why he is handling so many department in this production? Sunil joyfully replied “first of all I have confidence that I can do it and secondly investing money on other I have ensured Money Back Guarantee ha..ha..ha”.

Wasim Siddique


SamVed Music Band is selected as top 5 best bands for “Radio City Freedom Awards”

SamVed Band led by KK& Ritvik Joe which is ruling millions of heart and has been selling thousand of their album. Now Radio City Freedom Award has selected them as top 5 bands out of 700 entries across the country, in a category of Best folk fusion Artist. SamVed is an Electronic Project mixed with rooted Indian Hindustani classical Music which has been liked by many cities of India and abroad. It’s an attempt to revive the ancient classical music by fusing it with upbeat electronic music & the band is very popular in France. SamVed aim is to promote innovative & experimental electronic & Classical music in India. They are currently producing multiple workshop-oriented playlists for upcoming future musicians.

Ritvik Joe Said, “SamVed Band is filled with musician’s talent and experimenting with different genres and sub-genres of music and pushing the envelope of creativity. Our creativity and talent makes us the best band of India and as we are now selected in top 5 best bands for Radio City Freedom Awards.”

Zeeshan Khan said, “People are accepting new genres of music and are showing interest in original music as opposed to popular covers, which has been the norm for a long time. Who knows, maybe this could be the start of something special for Indian music market globally.

The band was conceptualized by Ritvik Joe & KK in 2012, Together with Zeeshan Khan on lead vocals, christie ekaiva again on vocals

Kirti Das on percussion and Sangeet Mishra on rooted sarangi, the sound designer/ electronic artist, Sarangi and Percussion it was decided that Samved would be a Collaborative Collective.

“It is important to note that a few years ago, bands who had a ‘different’ sound would have ceased to exist after their first few performances simply due to lack of support. Now India is accepting electronic music,new age sounds. The talented youngsters who wish to make music a medium of communication. The good news is that now there is a sea of change”, said K.K.

Kindly vote our band SamVed for Radio City Freedom Awards to make us number one band in India. Vote and support us.

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Adamaya Achievement Award concludes

Social activist Manmohan Gupta with Prominent Social Activist award

Mumbai: Social Service Organisation Adamay organised Adamaya Achievement Awards on 19th May 2013 at Nalanda Bhddha Vihar ground, Damu nagar, Kandivli (West) over seen by national president Dinesh Verma.The grand event saw politicians from big and small parties, and other important people in attendance.

The event saw eminent social activist Manmohan Gupta with Prominent Social Activist award. MNS MLA Pravin Darekar presented him the award. On 25th June, Manmohan Gupta has planned a march from gateway of India to Delhi’s India Gate for ‘Interlink rivers and save water – save life’ campaign.

Mumbai’s Mayor Sunil Prabhu received Honour Sign, Sanjay Nirupam received popular politician, Pravin Darekar received best MLA, Yogesh Bhoir & Sagar Singh received youth corporator, Neha Patil received young corporator, Prabhakar Shetty (development), Parasmal Duggad (Yog shiromani), Dr Anil Bansal (health), Bollywood martial arts trainer Chitah Yajness Shetty (fitness), Dr. Durgesh Yadav (creative writer) and R.G. Sayyed (stuntman) awards.

Guests included Mahendra Pratap Singh( MLC Uttar Pradesh), Prakash Derkar, Dr Vijay Singh, Dr. Dinesh Gupta and others were in attendance. Gundu Tiwari, Bablu Singh, Kamalbhan Singh, Shantaram Dhavde, Sudha Pandey, Aarju Banarwal, Mangesh Bobade and others played a key role in organising the event. The event was steered by Babulal Vishwakarma, and Bageshwari Vishwanath. The event was organised by Pandharinath Narvade and Admaya.

Demand for Mumbai Central to be renamed to Rajiv Gandhi Terminus

Mumbai.On occassion of death of former prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Gandhi Vichar Manch’s president Manmohan Gupta demanded renaming Mumbai Central to Rajiv Gandhi Terminus he garlanded Rajiv Gandhi’s photo in the Gandhi Vichar Manch’s Borivali( west) office. Manch’s cadre was present including Ashok Jain and Sanjay Sharma.

MP Sanjay Nirupam has tried many times for renaming the railway station. Manmohan Gupta said “I have been demanding this for a long time. Rajiv Gandhi tried to take India towards 21st century. Government should fulfill his vision. Poverty should be eliminated. Rivers should be interlinked. People should benefit. This is true remembrance for the great personality.”

Sanjay Sharma Raj


Asin loves saddi Dilli

Asin who hails from the south has now set base in Mumbai ,however the actress who loves to travel in her free time is in love with the city of Delhi – Though her previous visits to the capital city have been associated with her films,the actress is keen on traveling there to explore it further.

Says Asin, “Even though I love Delhi, but I come here only for work commitments. Having said that, I would love to come here more often. I love the space and greenery here. It gives a huge sense of liberation when you land here from Mumbai. Also the food here is great. I have a lot of friends here who keep telling me about Delhi. I would surely like to explore it more.”


Shobha De voices her support towards Vidya Balan ‘s Cannes appearances

Acclaimed author and columnist Shobha De known for her “tell-it-as-it-is” comments ,recently went on to praise Bollywood’s most celebrated actress Vidya Balan on a popular micro-blogging site ,as the National award winner represented the country on its centenary, as part of the prestigious 9-member jury at the 16th Cannes Film Festival.

Vidya Balan who traveled to the French Riviera as part of the esteemed jury panel ,had the international press clicking away as she sported some traditional Indian wear with a hint of vintage couture.The actress dazzled everyone by making appearances in signature Sabyasachi outfits,leaving absolutely nobody in doubt of her nationality,receiving a huge thumps up for her sartorial choices.

On home turf Shobha De too went on to voice her support as she tweeted , “Vidya Balan does India proud on the red carpet at Cannes….Bravo Sabya” raising several eyebrows especially since De,known to be brutally honest, is highly critical and choosy of her comments – Says a source, “Shobha De is one of the most renowned female voices when it comes to representing Indian women – Her supporting Vidya and her traditional choice of outfits on the red carpet is proof of how women across the country look upto Balan as an inspiration and the kind of support she’s receiving from Indian opinion makers”


Preity Zinta goes all out to promote Ishkq in Paris

Preity Zinta who is currently living out of her suitcase , is working around the clock ,looking to strike a balance between her IPL commitments as well as her maiden production Ishkq in Paris.

Though the actress has been extremely busy traveling with her team Kings XI Punjab for the ongoing IPL season, she is ensuring that she makes her presence felt at every single promotional activity for Ishkq in Paris.

Recently while in Bangalore where her team won a match, Preity had to miss a flight to Delhi to stay back with the players to celebrate the victory –However not losing focus,she immediately caught the next flight to Delhi to interact with the press as part of the promotions of the film.

Says a source, “Preity Zinta apart from being a fine actress is also a sharp business mind…She is chalking out her schedule in a manner that neither her cricket commitments or the film suffers…She is going all out to promote the film and is personally overseeing minute details to ensure that the film receives the attention it deserves”.

Under Preity Zinta’s home production banner PZNZ Media, Ishkq In Paris , shot extensively in the romantic city of Paris, comes to a theatre near you 24th May 2013.


Headlines Today brings the most definitive opinion poll & Special analysis on the UPA’s last report card

The special edition to focus on UPA Govt.’s performance in the 2nd term

New Delhi, 21st May, 2013: The Centre Stage show on Headlines today is all set to present the UPA Government’s report card for its 2nd term. The show to be aired at 9pm today will cast a special focus on the government’s achievements and failures and will be called UPA’s last report card. Today’s edition will be a precursor to the UPA-II govt. releasing its report card tomorrow before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The show will raise questions pertaining to the leadership of the govt. in its second term, if the govt. has succeeded or failed in its objectives and will try to source the judgment and belief of the people in the government. The channel will present the most definitive opinion poll called as Headlines Today CVoter opinion poll. The poll will answer various pertinent questions on the present performance & as well as future of the UPA govt.

The poll will collect public opinion on questions like-

Does the country still have faith in Manmohan Singh’s leadership? [ IS SINGH STILL KING?]
Does the country hold him personally responsible for the scams in UPA-2 [UPA 2 = SCAMS?]
Or can he win a third straight term in 2014? (WILL THERE BE UPA-3 ?]
As UPA-2 completes 4 years in power, ( 4 YEARS OF UPA-2]
Headlines Today-CVoter bring you the most definitive opinion poll [ HEADLINES TODAY- C VOTER OPINION POLL]

What will the Lok Sabha look like in 2014?

Does the NDA gain or lose by projecting Modi as its prime ministerial candidate?

Can Sheila Dikshit return to power for a fourth term?

The Highlight of the show will be the analysis of the performance of the present government and the controversies surrounding them along with the C voter opinion poll. The opinion poll will help to garner effective and true response from the public as their opinion counts the most. The answers will also help to gauge if the UPA Govt. has any chances of coming to power in straight third term.





The UPA’s tally is set to crash by 95 in the Lok Sabha elections for 2014, forecasts a Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll. However, the biggest surprise is that the UPA’s loss is not automatically translating to big gains for the NDA. The Opinion Poll is also the first to gauge the impact of Narendra Modi on the fortunes of the main alliances in 2014.

The survey was conducted to gauge public opinion as the Manmohan Singh government completes its ninth year in power. The lion’s share of the seats would in fact be cornered by smaller parties which have not yet disclosed their cards. While this alternative front looks set to bag as many as 68 more seats, the NDA might just add 27 more seats to its 2009 tally.

The Opinion Poll suggests that projecting Narendra Modi as a the NDA’s candidate for PM, will lead to gains for the UPA, but it will almost double the advantage for the NDA. UPA will likely get 23 more seats and the NDA 41 if Modi is the NDA’s PM face. Infact the JD(U)’s own tally could drop to half in Bihar if it dumps NDA over Modi. And the BJP in Bihar can win 18 seats on its own if it does bite the bullet and project Modi.

Headlines Today-CVoter conducted the opinion poll between March and May 2013 among 1.2 lakh randomly selected people in 540 Lok Sabha segments. Among the UPA’s current allies, the Congress leads the downfall, losing 90 of the 206 seats it won in 2009. The NCP is losing 3 seats from its tally of 9 in 2009.

The BJP is emerging as the single biggest party with 137 seats, a jump of 21 from its total in 2009 with the Congress finishing second at 116.

Andhra Pradesh with its swing state status is set to desert the Congress for rebel leader Jagan Mohan Reddy. His YSR Congress is gaining 11 seats and TRS would win 11 more, the opinion poll predicts.

In Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi’s charm has faded in the intervening four years as the Congress is likely be reduced to 7 from 21. The biggest gainer is the ruling Samajwadi Party with 29 seats. Even the BJP is likely to boost its number by 4 while the BSP will add 7 seats to its kitty.

Maharashtra would also see a dip in the fortunes of the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in the state. It is likely to yield 7 seats as the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance might climb to 25 from 20.

Amma looks set to sweep the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu as the ruling AIADMK would get a massive 30 seats, a gain of 21. The tally of DMK, which recently pulled out of the UPA, would nosedive from 18 in 2009 to a meagre 4.

If BJP and Janata Dal (United) continue to be friends, the alliance would retain its hold over Bihar. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s party is likely to win 19 seats and its smaller partner in the state might get 11. The NDA thus seems to be losing 2 seats from 32 as Lalu Prasad Yadav’s recent Parivartan Rally might help Rashtriya Janata Dal improve its tally slightly to 7 seats.

However, despite odds Didi looks all set to improve Trinamool Congress’s tally in West Bengal. The opinion poll gave the ruling party 23 seats against its current tally of 19, which came as part of its alliance with Congress in 2009. The Left Front might get 15 seats, as the Congress’s tally was likely to come down to 3 from 6, while the BJP scored a duck.

The Congress’s thumping victory in the Karnataka Assembly polls would be followed by another big win in the general election as the opinion poll gave it 18 seats, a gain of 12. BJP might win 7 seats in the state against its tally of 19 in 2009.

Anti-incumbency factor also seems to be working against the Ashok Gehlot government as the Congress looks to be sinking in Rajasthan. The ruling party might win 8 seats against 20 in 2009, while the BJP is predicted to win 17 against 4 in 2009.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s continues to be popular in the central state as the ruling BJP would improve its tally to 19 from 16 out of the total 29 seats. The Congress is predicted to win 9 seats against its 2009 tally of 12.

Prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi would ensure the BJP’s emphatic victory in home state Gujarat, the opinion poll suggests. The party would better its tally by five seats taking its tally to 20, while the remaining seats might go to the Congress.

The BJP also looks set to end Sheila Dikshit’s domination in Delhi. The opinion poll gave the opposition BJP 6 seats against none in 2009, a big setback for the ruling Congress.

Moderated by Managing Editor Rahul Kanwal, the UPA’s Last Report Card airs at 9pm tonight on Headlines Today.

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Mr. Nanik Rupani, Regional President, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman, Priyadarshni Academy, has announced that Glen Levy, Hollywood star and one of the leading martial artists on the planet who has worked alongside the who’s who of Hollywood will lecture on “The Art of Self Defence” at the Walchand Hirachand Hall in Churchgate from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on May 22 under the auspices of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and Priyadarshni Academy.

Glen has doubled people like Brad Pitt, Kevin Dillon, Lian McIntyre, Michael Sheen and others. National Geographic featured Glen’s abilities in their highest rating TV show ever – ‘Fight Science’ where they dubbed him ‘The Most dangerous Man on the Planet’ measuring his punch at 12,986PSI, over six times that of Mike Tyson. Glen has over 1,000,000 hits on You Tube alone. Glen’s profile lists 48 titles in stunts and 15 as an Actor including Troy, Poseidon, Lord of the Rings, Underworld, and Spartacus.

Glen will be in India working with Bollywood and Rock Your Life production company on a new film based on the Bhagavad Gita called ‘The Reluctant Heroes’. Glen will play the role of Arjuna and be the fight choreographer as well. Glen will also be sharing with a small number of Bollywood Actors the secrets to being and filming a quality Action.

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Tusshar Kapoor to launch his own production house

Having created a niche space for himself as an actor in Bollywood, Tusshar Kapoor now ventures into film production and will shortly announce the name of his production house along with the news of his first film.

Talking about his ambitions with the production house Tusshar says, “My production house will surely carve its own niche in the industry. It won’t be just another addition to the list of production houses which already exist. I won’t produce anything that is mediocre”. Adding that, “I will never make abstract, art house cinema. My films will be offbeat, but will also appeal to a mass audience. A good film eventually becomes commercially viable and that’s what I am aiming for as a producer”

While details are tightly being kept under wraps ,sources reveal that the actor is in talks and is already in the process of short listing a script –


Sixth Sense Cinevision’s Production No 1

Producer Smita Tripathi of Sixth Sense Cinevision has signed writer Dilip Shukla (Ghayal, Damini and the Dabangg series) to pen their ambitious Production No 1.

FTII Gold medallist Surendra Dubey has been signed on to direct the film which will be shot in various locations of India and will go on the floors by the end of the year.

The film is an action thriller based on the army and the cast and the crew of the film are being pencilled in by the makers at the moment. More announcements are expected to be made shortly.

“We want to make one of the biggest and the best films on the army ever with our first film,” says Tripathi.



Mumbai, May 21, 2013: Mahindra Racing has today officially launched an Android based mobile application, for fans to stay up-to-date with all of Mahindra Racing’s latest activities and results.

This new mobile application has been developed for Mahindra Racing by Mahindra Satyam, and integrates the results, entire galleries, and social media streams of the team seamlessly via one single mobile platform. Mahindra Satyam, part of the Mahindra Group, is a leading global business consulting and IT services company.

Having all of the features of the Mahindra Racing website, the new Mahindra Racing application meets the growing demand and increasing propensity of Mahindra Racing’s audience to access the internet through their mobile devices.

Key features of the Mahindra Racing Android based application include:

§ Race Results

§ Image Galleries

§ Bike Specifications

§ Race Calendar and Race Count Down Widget

§ Social Media Integration – Facebook / Twitter

§ Newsletter delivered through the application

§ Information about the Team / Riders

§ Press Releases

§ Calendar notifications for Races

§ Image sharing on different platforms (Facebook / Twitter / WhatsApp etc)

Download the eagerly awaited Mahindra Racing application here:

Mr. SP SHUKLA – President, Group Strategy and Defense Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Member of the Group Executive Board and Chairman, Mahindra Racing

“I am delighted to announce today, the launch of Mahindra Racing’s new mobile application, which further illustrates the Mahindra Group’s philosophy to innovate. The Mobile App will help a much wider global audience stay connected with Mahindra Racing and more importantly, with Brand Mahindra. We thank our fans for their continued support and hope they enjoy using this application.”


“Mahindra Racing has a growing fan base, with increasing support from within India. For example, we have the largest online motor sports community from India with more than 800,000 fans ‘liking’ us on Facebook. The launch of Mahindra Racing’s official mobile application is our way of ensuring we continually engage with our fans and give them all of the team’s latest news and updates straight to their mobile phone.”

About Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing became the first Indian team to participate in the FIM MotoGP™ World Motorcycle Racing Championship in 2011 and the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (CIV) in 2012.

Racing in the Moto3™ class in MotoGP, Mahindra Racing entered the 2013 season with its own new 4-stroke, single-cylinder, 250cc motorcycle: the Mahindra MGP3O, developed with experienced Swiss firm Suter Racing Technology AG. Experienced Spanish rider Efrén Vázquez (26, from Bilbao) is teamed with exciting Portuguese teenager Miguel Oliveira (18, from Pragal near Lisbon). At the opening round in Qatar, the duo finished with a best-ever double Top 10 result for the only Indian team in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. In Round 2 in Austin, Oliveira finished a superlative fifth while Vázquez claimed 14th place. Celebrating a third successive top ten finish in Round 3 at Jerez, Vázquez claimed eighth place.

In the 2012 CIV season, Mahindra Racing competed in the 125 GP Class and became the first team from India to win an international motorsport event, eventually recording six victories from eight races and securing the Constructors’ Championship. In the 2013 CIV season, the team has entered the Moto3 (250cc – 4 stroke) class with talented riders Andrea Locatelli (16, from Alzano Lombardo) and Michael Rinaldi (17, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna). Locatelli ended Rounds 1 and 2 with a fantastic twin podium finish. While winning the first, he finished the second in third position. Rinaldi finished eighth in the first encounter and a respectable sixth in the second.

Mahindra’s bold decision to take on the world’s best at the highest level of motorcycle racing won the team prestigious awards such as the ‘ZigWheels Motorsport Award of the Year, 2012’, and the NDTV Car and Bike Awards ‘Mobil 1 Motorsport Award of the Year, 2012’.

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About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency. A USD 15.9 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 155,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries. In 2012, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. In 2013, the Mahindra Group received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category.

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Richa Chadda all praise for producer Farhan Akhtar

Richa Chadda who is currently shooting under a chock-a-block schedule is thankful to her Fukrey producer Farhan Akhtar, since he has chalked out a schedule that allows the actress to comfortably shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela while simultaneously dubbing for Fukrey.

Says Richa “I am working night shifts for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Ram Leela, which also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. So for the dubbing of Fukrey, Farhan calls me only during the second half of the day. That way, I can rest a bit before going for the dubbing. He has been extremely understanding and considerate of my hectic schedule”.


Day 1 to release Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

the fourth studio album by Franz Ferdinand

from Domino records on August 26th , 2013

Mumbai, 21st May 2013: Day 1, the independent music initiative by Sony Music India , will be releasing the fourth studio album by Franz Ferdinand from Domino records on August 26th , 2013. This exuberant, unencumbered record is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009’s Tonight. They seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand.

Recorded over the last year at Kapranos’s Scottish studio, McCarthy’s Sausage Studios in London, Club Ralph and a couple of trips to Stockholm and Oslo, the LP cements their status as a unique and adventurous British band: emboldened by a decade’s undreamt-of worldwide success, but still daring and defiant. It’s an ecstatic rejection of the drab conventions often accompanying that level of attention and expectation.

When asked for a quote, Kapranos came back with: “The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band.”* God knows what that means, but the lyrics do seem more poetic this time. There were a few interesting collaborations, but more of that later…

The ten songs that make up Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action take what propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world – painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch – and push it even further. The breadth of influence, musicality and invention on show here is enormous. If this is unmistakably a Franz Ferdinand record, it is as much by virtue of its sonic daring and perfectly patch-worked eclecticism as the timeless songwriting flair that has long been their calling card.

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.

* He said something on his Twitter about being “The Last Bastard Of British Pop” which sounded better, but apparently he’s “bored of that one” now.

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action will be available on CD (WIGCD255), deluxe limited edition double CD (WIGCD255X), LP (WIGLP255), via digital download (WIG255D) and a Deluxe DomMart only double LP (WIGLP255X) – packaged in a hand numbered die-cut gatefold sleeve. The exclusive bonus disc in both the double CD and double LP, entitled Right Notes, Right Words, Wrong Order, is a document of a thrilling live session captured at the legendary Konk Studios in London.

In addition, Domino will be releasing Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action – The Passport Edition. Limited to 500 worldwide, The Passport Edition features a deluxe edition of each physical format of the album, all 7”s and 12” singles and access to the highest quality audio files possible as well as exclusive tracks and content.

The album to be available across platforms and stores August 26th 2013 onwards.

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

Right Action

Evil Eye

Love Illumination

Stand On The Horizon

Fresh Strawberries


Treason! Animals.

The Universe Expanded

Brief Encounters

Goodbye Lovers & Friends


Priyanka Chopra ,the first Bollywood star to feature in educational curriculum

The Power-PC brand is only moving from strength to strength as the actress now features in the first chapter of the Environmental Studies book which is part of the Springdales School’s curriculum.

It was only once the actress visited the school as chief guest for an event did she realize that the class 5 students studied an entire chapter on her life.A first-of-its-kind honor bestowed on an actress ,the story has been adapted from the life of Priyanka Chopra whose father was in the army which resulted in her spending her childhood in many places including Bareilly, Lucknow, Mumbai in India and Newton, Massachusetts and Iowa in the USA.

Dr Jyoti Bose, principal, Springdales School, New Delhi, , “We chose the book on the basis of overall content and didn’t even know that Priyanka was featured in the chapter. As a coincidence, we chanced upon the chapter a day before her visit and decided to surprise her with it. She was overwhelmed.”

Says a source, “ Talking about Priyanka’s army background, the wide exposure to people and places that were part of her childhood ,the first chapter titled :Roving Families;Shifting Homes uses the actress as an example for the environmental studies book ,which has wide reach across various educational institutions….This is the first time an actress is honored in such a manner which only goes to show how she comes across as a responsible icon for the youth”.

Springdales affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education also have partnerships across the globe, including schools from Australia, Great Britain and Germany.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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