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Chef Vikas Khanna, Chef Surjan Singh Jolly and Chef Kunal Kapur at the press conference of Junior Masterchef Swaad ke Ustaad starting 17th August at 9 pm only on Star Plus
After three successful seasons of MasterChef IndiaSTAR Plus brings


It’s time for the kids to take over the kitchen!

~ Starting August 17th every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 pm only on STAR Plus~

Mumbai, August 5, 2013: MasterChef, a brand in culinary talent, has been an inspiring platform for so many passionate and driven adults in the country. And now hot on the heels of three successful seasons of MasterChef India comes the first ever season that tests the skills of young minds with Amul presents Junior MasterChef – Swaad Ke Ustaad. This will be the first time on Indian television that children will be seen in the kitchen and entering a territory assumed to be owned by adults. Armoured with the spatula, pans and aprons these children can probably cook better than many of us. Catch them amaze you with their food play of fancy gourmet dishes, exotic desserts, rich Indian food and unlimited entertainment on Junior MasterChef starting August 17th every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 pm only on STAR Plus.

So far you’ve seen young talent sing, dance and act but Junior MasterChef is the first to have extended the platform to kids, giving them an opportunity to showcase their innate cooking talent. In fact, the notorious bunch participating are nothing short of little culinary marvels and kitchen prodigies. These stars will churn out dishes with flamboyance; their plates will be a work of art and their knowledge no less than a food scientist. As they walk in from different cultures, food habits and walks of life… viewers will witness a perfect amalgamation of great food stirred up with a riot of laughter and fun.

Talking about the show, Nikhil Madhok, Sr. Vice President – Marketing, STAR Plus India said, “STAR Plus has always been true to its philosophy – Rishta Wohi Soch Nayi. With Junior MasterChef, this ideology is exemplified. We are giving young cooking enthusiasts a reality show platform but in a whole new avatar. For the first time, kids will be challenged in a cooking competition and seen entering a territory that was once meant only for adults. You will be amazed with their talent and knowledge on the subject. With this set of young champs stepping out of the playground to take over the kitchen you can only expect the unexpected!

Being produced by Colosceum Media Pvt Ltd., the children will belong in the age group of 8 to 12 years, other than that the format of the show will remain same as MasterChef India – nothing will be made easier! Chefs Vikas Khanna, Kunal Kapoor and Surjan Singh Jolly will be the celebrity judges on the show, and they will expect nothing less than perfect, well-executed and delicious dishes. So who said kids can’t cook? These little chefs are going to create nothing less than a storm in the MasterChef Kitchen! Expect lots of new energy, innocent battles and be prepared to see some spectacularly stunning skills on display by these tiny tots.

Breaking the conventional path of vocational driven education, STAR Plus provides this opportunity to the small wonders to shine and amaze the world with their culinary skills and possibly drive their passion into a rewarding career. While Amul is the presenting sponsor for the show, Fiona, Pigeon and Yippee Noodles are associate sponsors.

Get ready for the ultimate cook off starting August 17th as the nanhe pataake battle it out to impress judges and the audiences with their enthusiasm and culinary potential, every Saturday and Sunday at 9.00 pm only on STAR Plus!

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R.Madhavan stays at the late George Harrison’s iconic house while in LA

R.Madhavan is currently in LA working on his Hollywood project ,Simon West’s Night of the Living Dead :Origins 3D – Apart from working with some iconic names in western cinema ,the actor is also currently staying at the late George Harrison’s iconic house .

It was the property that inspired George Harrison’s beloved Beatles tune Blue Jay Way.The majestic home overlooks Los Angeles and is within the Bird Streets, a residential area known to be an exclusive enclave popular with celebrities.

Due to its secluded nature and stunning views of the city it has served as home to Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jodie Foster and Keanu Reeves.

Says Madhavan, “I’m extremely delighted that I got a chance to live in George Harrison’s house. He composed the super-hit song ‘Blue jay way’ here and it’s one of my favourites. The Beatles have stayed here too”. Adding that , “I have been here for over a week now and it’s inspiring for an artiste, since there is so much history to it”.


All for the love of Krishna!

Venus Worldwide Entertainment to launch yet another album by the Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota on the occasion of the maestro’s 60th Birthday; Jai Shree Krishna

For the first time ever Venus Worldwide Entertainment to release an album comprising of 8 Krishna prarthanas & 8 krishna bhajanas…

Venus on the onset of Janmashtami, launch soulful album Jai Shree Krishna, bhajans dedicated to lord krishna by Anup Jalota, and the album will be launched in the holy shrine Iskcon on the 7th of August!

Popularly known as the Bhajan Samrat, a maestro Anup Jalota after having compiled Nayee Bhajan Sandhya, a bestselling album appreciated by the music connoisseurs & Krishna lovers, comes up with yet another devotional album Jai Shree Krishna, composed & sung by him, lyrics by Narayan Agarwal ‘Das Narayan’ & album produced by Champak Jain of Venus Worldwide Entertainment.

Producing the album ‘Jai Shree Krishna’, Mr. Champak Jain of Venus Worldwide Entertainment mentions, “We have been associated with Anup Jalota for a really long time now who has been instrumental in getting us bestselling albums. We are glad to be associated with him. The album has beautiful songs dedicated to Krishna sung & composed by Anup Jalota. Venus takes pride in releasing the album.”

Mr. Champak Jain talking about the release of the new album, “I take pleasure in releasing Anup Jalota’s album on the occasion of his 60th Birthday. Venus is proud to be associated with such a maestro.”

Venus Worldwide Entertainment has released Anup Jalota’s bestselling albums Bhajan Prabhat, Bhajan Path, Nayee Bhajan Sandhya, Sampurna Ramayan, Shreemat Bhagwad Gita, Bhajananjali, Jeevan Naiya Sai Khivaiya, Pooja Aarti Sangraha, Shri Satyanarayan ki Vrat Katha, Jai Jai Hanuman just to name a few.

Mr. Jain further adds, “The album will be launched at the holy shrine Iskcon on the 7th of August.”

This Janmashtami, Venus brings us closer to Krishna with their new album Jai Shree Krishna.


“Working with your Mentor gives you a different high,”

Randeep Hooda on sharing screen space with Naseeruddin Shah in their upcoming thriller ‘John Day’

Randeep Hooda will be seen with the national award winner Naseeruddin Shah in Channel F Entertainment & Anjum Rizvi Film Co Productions upcoming thriller John Day.

We have loved the rugged & macho Randeep Hooda right from his Bollywood debut in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Weddings, but playing absolutely mesmerizing characters on screen Randeep’s acting career goes back to the days when he worked in theatre & attended imagination & improvisation workshop conducted by Naseeruddin Shah at the National School of Drama in Delhi.

After A Wednesday, Anjum Rizvi along with Channel F Entertainment’s Aatef & K. Asif bring yet another power packed thriller ‘John Day’ to be released on the 6th of September starring Naseeruddin Shah & Randeep Hooda in a never seen before avatar.

Hooda claims, “I have this history with Naseer Bhai, I have been associated with theatre since the very beginning of my acting career & since then I am an active member of Naseeruddin Shah’s Motley Theatre Troup. Working with Naseer Bhai in John Day gives me a different high altogether. He makes me want to do the best in every shot I’ve given in his presence on the sets.”

Randeep after gathering accolades for his character in Murder 3 earlier this year will be seen in John Day this September, he claims, “I have done some scenes that I could never have imagined doing. I am sharing screen space with Naseer bhai which makes it all the more better & exciting.”

Randeep recalling his earlier days, mentions, “Naseer Bhai supported me during my theatrical debut as a writer which was directed by Ratna Ma’am herself. It is just overwhelming working with your mentor.”

Hooda concludes, “In John Day, Naseer Bhai has brought out the best in me.”

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Bhushan Kumar ropes in director Abhinav Kashyap for his next mass entertainer

Apart from receiving great feedback on the trailer of his upcoming film,Ranbir Kapoor starrer Besharam,director Abhinav Kashyap was also approached by T-Series headhoncho Bhushan Kumar to helm a project for his production house, impressed by the buzz surrounding the film.

Expected to go on floors in the first half of 2014 ,the film will be a mass entertainer much like Abhinav’s previous project Dabangg and the current Besharam.

Confirming the news says producer Bhushan Kumar, “ Yes Abhinav Kashyap will be directing a total mass entertainer for T-Series.Though we will soon make an announcement on the starcast,what we can reveal at this point of time is that the film has an energetic,high-tempo album that is sure to resonate with audiences”.


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Gravie Chahal & Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger

After small role in Ek Tha Tiger now Gravie Chahal playing main Lead

Gavie Chahal is an actor from Punjab. He also had worked in Punjab Police. He participated in many fashion shows and won the title of Mr Punjab in the year 2000 after which he started a career in the music industry. His first music video was Jattan De Putt Saadh Ho Gaye. Since then, he has appeared in more than 60 music Videos subsequently. He moved to Mumbai to start acting in the soap opera like Mohe Rang De, Kyou ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Fear Factor etc and he also act in 5 Punjabi film like,’Pinky Mogewali’, ‘Yaaran Naal Baharan.’.He has also featured in a variety of advertising campaigns.

Gavie Chahal played a very important character Abrar in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ of Pakistani Agent. Now He is playing main lead role of Ramoji in film’Saako-363,’ a movie based on a true story. It is about a Bishnoi woman – Amrita Devi who fought with a Deewan of Jodhana realm to protect the ambient flora and fauna in their locale.

Gavie Chahal Says, “People should do good work, so that others can also get benefit. I did a good job in Ek Tha Tiger and I received a main role in a movie ‘Saako-363’. I am playing the character of Mamoji who is from Vishnoi Society. He stands up against Jodhna’s (Jodhpur) King Abhay Singh and helps people to stand up against him, as the king cuts trees for his rangmahal from the forest.Gracy Singh is playing my wife’s role in film.”

Sanjay Sharma Raj



Aditya Roy Kapur and Ranbir Kapoor bond over Cars

Aditya Roy Kapur who was last seen in two back to back blockbusters got himself a new car.
Aditya and Ranbir Kapoor bonded a lot during Yeh Jaawani hai Deewani. When Aditya got the car the 1st person he took for a drive was his good friend Ranbir Kapoor.

Ranbir also shared his feelings with Aditya when he had got his first new car with his own Money.

“Ranbir didn’t drive the car, but I took him for a ride on the first day itself. He is happy for me. Ranbir was like, ‘I know how it feels to buy your first big car.’ He told me how he felt when he got his maiden vehicle. I guess the feelings are the same,” says Aditya, with a smile. . “He is a car junkie who is constantly updating and upgrading,” says Aditya.

As for Aditya, he has bought a new car after driving a very old vehicle for years. “Yes, it was famous for all the wrong reasons,” he says with a laugh. “I drove that car for many years. I still have my old car and love it a lot. I feel,

the more the merrier.”


Anamika on Sony Entertainment Television is sure high with intense level of thrilling drama and getting its viewers all excited and enthralled with each passing day. Viewers should now all gear up for the Karva Chauth function in the show which is around the corner. As a source informs, “On the day of the Karva Chauth Anaamika and Chaavi both will be keeping a fast for Jeet. Jeet who is stuck between two women in his life chooses Chaavi over Anaamika. This will make Anamika really terrified and will again blackmagic on Chaavi in her way to get her beloved back.

What will happen to Chaavi? Will Anaamika be successful in getting her love back?

To know that tune in to Anamika Monday- Thursday 8pm only on

Sony Entertainment Television.


Bappi Lahiri records 2 song for film on Bar Dancers


Well known composer and singer Bappi Lahiri records two song for film “Mumbai Can Dance Saala” in voice of Mamta Sharma, Sunidhi Chauhan and himself. Film is based on life of bar dancers. Song was recorded at Recording Studio of Empire Studio & Lahiri House on 3rd August 2013.

Writer Director Sachinder Sharma said “as everyone knows that dance bar were closed approximately 7 years ago, thousands of bar dancers were unemployed, now again dance bar are going to reopen, but where were and what these bar dancers were doing these year is not known, this film’s story is based on this particular thought and Bappi Da who has given lots of hits during 1980 and 1990 is the best composer for this subject”. Song was penned by Dr. Deeepak Sneh and Shabbir. Film is being produced by Ranjeet Sharma under banner of Ashima Films.

Bappi da said “this is a golden opportunity for me, after singing ‘U-Lala, U-Lala’, I am giving reality touch in music of this film, line of first song sung by Mamta Sharma ‘Make-up Hai, Shake Up Hai, Beauty Kamal Hai, Dekho Jawani Ka Kaisa Ye Haal Hai’ itself mentions pain and pressure of bar dancers.

A new girl Ashima Sharma is being launched in lead role, and other actors are being finalized.

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Imran gifts Anmol garland of money

Imran Khan made an appearance on the show along with co-star Sonakshi Sinha to promote their upcoming flick ‘Once upon a time in Mumbai Dobaraa’. Anmol Jaswal impressed everyone with a scintillating performance on ‘Parda hain parda’ which left the audiences asking for more. The judges along with Imran and Sonakshi gave a standing ovation to Anmol. Imran was so impressed by his performance that he made his way on stage and sang a few lines with Anmol. He also gifted him a garland made of money. Anmol’s happiness knew no bounds and he was seen smiling ear to ear.

Catch Imran Khan gift Anmol garland of money on Indian Idol Junior this Saturday August 10 at 8:30pm only on Sony Entertainment Television


Abharan Jewellers unveil ‘Shezmin’ collection at IIJW 2013

in association with Pallavi Foley

Tuesday August 6th 2013: Abharan Jewellers from the historical town of Udupi, Karnataka, who’s legacy of introducing the spirit of innovation and excellence in jewellery design and retail in South India since 1935 is now being carried forward by Mr. Subhas Kamath and Mr. Mahesh Kamath, proudly present the ‘Shezmin’ collection, in association with Pallavi Foley, India’s leading jewellery designer.

The Shezmin Collection is inspired by the jasmine, a flower traditionally used to adorn beauty from time immemorial. Pallavi has followed her unique style of taking forward 3-dimensionality and innovative drapes and fluidity, in a modern sensibility, even with the most traditionally rooted subjects, like the jasmine flower. The mesmerizing fragrance of the jasmine is represented through 18k gold, diamonds, silver and fresh water pearls entwined and draped into an imaginative and avant-garde collection. Shezmin showcases India’s historical techniques of making jewellery and motifs by hand, crafted to perfection with flawless details, blending them with state-of-the-art technology.

The showstopper for the evening was the gorgeous Alia Bhatt in her charismatic black ensemble. She walked the ramp wearing the body wine signature piece of the Shezmin Collection. The dynamically draped gold jewel around her body, inspired by the Jasmine plant, added to her charisma and one could almost feel the aura of the Jasmine from the form and the design language. What caught the eyes was the mesmerizing interaction between the jewellery and the body, where the body piece, the earrings and the waist chain became one with her.

The much sought after shows of designer Pallavi Foley, this time brought together a unique blend of Pallavi’s avant-garde design sensibility and Abharan’s legacy of tradition. The collection included body pieces, necklaces, earrings, bangles and waist chains.

Mr. Subhas M. Kamath, MD and CEO, Abharan said, “India International Jewellery Week provides us the perfect backdrop to showcase our ‘Shezmin’ collection. Pallavi’s collection is inspired from the Jasmine that originates in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Ganges plain and grows extensively in the coastal regions of Karnataka. Shezmin is an intricately detailed collection that comes with Abharan’s promise of unquestionable craftsmanship and unparalleled design.”

Pallavi Foley, who is known for her strong sense of aesthetics, form and innovative styling, says “The Shezmin collection is truly a collection that imbibes all aspects of India. Jasmine is traditionally used across India as a beautiful accessory for occasions. The clusters of pearls placed over the pieces draped together create a stunning unique style making this collection the perfect avant-garde evening wear”.

The Shezmin Collection from Abharan is available at Udupi, Mangalore and Shimoga and at Pallavi Foley Boutique Jewels at the Leela Galleria, Leela Palace, Bangalore.

About Abharan

Abharan’s legacy started way back in 1935. Its collections are much in demand for their exotic, intricate and delicate designs, their beauty and pureness. Today, Abharan has sprawling showrooms in Udupi, Mangalore and Shimoga. What’s more, Abharan will soon set up new branches in Karkala, Kundapur and Goa. With a significant emphasis on customer service, Abharan has always looked out for the consumers.

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About Pallavi Foley:
Award-winning Pallavi Foley is considered one of India’s most innovative jewellery designers, known for her avant-garde couture creations that redefine concepts of modern femininity. This young and enthusiastic designer has been in the industry for over 13 years and is internationally renowned for her distinctive and award winning jewellery pieces. Known for her trendsetting abilities she has today carved a niche for herself in the world of Design. Based in Bangalore, her creative hive is a design studio, situated at the Leela Galleria, from where she designs and retails precious and semi-precious jewellery. Apart from having her own jewellery boutique, she also works as a design consultant to many Indian and International jewellery brands.

For Pallavi, design today is all about fashion, attitude and great craftsmanship. Jewellery designers today can pretty much look at anything for inspiration and craft truly unique products, since the buyers are ready for artistic, sculptural jewels, emerging from fresh inspirations. She has enormous ability to think out of the box and has created many a masterpiece and her boutique is replete with several expressions of the same.

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John Abraham goes the Tom Hanks way for several scenes in Madras Cafe

Looked upon as one of Bollywood’s hottest stars, audiences are now going to be taken by surprise as John Abraham sports a disheveled look in several portions of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures,JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films’ Madras Café.

Inspired by Tom Hank’s look in the Oscar winning film Cast Away, the actor will be seen in an unkept look, including a long beard and tousled grown hair in several scenes of the political thriller, for which John Abraham put in months of effort ,to achieve the desired look.

Confirming the news says John, “We’ve kept the film highly guarded and in terms of the look yes it was challenging and took a lot of hardwork.I had to play a distraught man for which I had to let go of inhibitions and look the part”.

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and JA Entertainment and produced by Rising Sun Films and JA Entertainment , Madras Cafe ,directed by Shoojit Sircar is scheduled to release 23rd August 2013.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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