BIGG BOSS Season6 ‘Alag Che’ Ab Family Pack Mein

BIGG BOSS Season6 ‘Alag Che’

Ab Family Pack Mein

The new edition of Bigg Boss airs at a family-friendly timeslot, daily at 9 pm
New season welcomes ‘aam aadmi’ & 2 interesting houseguests – a talking parrot and a fish

MUMBAI, September 16, 2012: COLORS, one of India’s leading Hindi General Entertainment Channels today announced the launch of the new edition of its blockbuster reality show – Bigg Boss Season6 ‘Alag Che’ (Different) that makes it apt for cohesive viewing for the entire family. Keeping the strategic shift in content and treatment, the show will be aired daily at 9pm, from Sunday to Monday starting October 7, 2012 as a wholesome family entertainer with Salman Khan delivering a parivarik punch.

Speaking on the ‘alag’ factor this season, Salman Khan said, “Bigg Boss Season6 will connect with the whole family this time – there will be a lot of fun while watching the ‘nok-jhonk’ between housemates. Just like every happy family that has different strokes for different folks, Bigg Boss’ house will also have ‘alag’ personalities, along with their quirks and eccentricities. So be ready with your family members to watch these new twists and turns, whether sitting on the couch or while you’re at your dinner table.”

Commenting on the launch of the show, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS said, “If Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is Dancing with the Stars, Bigg Boss is Camping with the Stars. Every season we bring something innovative to the show and to add, to the twist this season, we have opened the doors of the Bigg Boss house to ‘aam aadmi’. Giving them direct access to celebrities and their lifestyles, they will get a chance to rub shoulders with them and emerge as stars in their own right thereafter.”

Speaking about the host of the show Salman Khan, who will be seen at the helm of things, he said, “Salman Khan has a universal appeal – he is loved by everybody from a 7 year old to a 70-year old. So we are now bringing your favorite star to your living room every week in an ‘alag’ avatar.”

With a tag line that promises to be ‘Alag Che’, this season will be unlike any season before in more than one way! Bringing in a new set of rules, surprises and elements, Bigg Boss Season6 comes with a philosophy of keeping it clean and entertaining to ensure maximum fun for the entire family. Any housemates that violate Bigg Boss’ rules will be reprimanded to the PANIC ROOM, which is yet another ‘alag’ element this season.

Giving the audience something more to talk about, Bigg Boss Season6 – ‘Alag Che’ will not just be about celebrities who will enter Bigg Boss but also welcome with open arms, an ‘aam aadmi’. This will give the viewers an opportunity to experience in the Bigg Boss house from a common-man’s perspective! Making this season ‘alag’ from the previous ones, Bigg Boss will have two charming houseguests – a fish and a talking parrot to give company to the housemates. Combining all this with the raw energy, intensity and an affable Salman Khan, this season guarantees to take over dinner table conversations and make people, sit, watch and talk about the Bigg Boss!

Adding further, Manisha Sharma, Weekend Programming Head, COLORS said, “This season, Bigg Boss will be the perfect mix of emotion, drama, fun and entertainment. However, what won’t be changing is the fact that the contestants will be devoid of what we consider normal in everyday life – a phone, the TV, a wall clock etc and their reactions to being away from all that they consider dear will cause pressure cooker situations which will be interesting to watch. Evolving to exotic beings with the parrot and the fish this year, we hope the show will be a perfect blend of the common man’s views and stars with their starry tantrums”.

Talking about the new season, Deepak Dhar, Managing Director, Endemol India said, “We have always thrived to innovate and raise the bar. Season after season Bigg Boss has been the talk of town and to maintain the same amount of fanfare we have incorporated a gamut of innovations and new ideas based on our observations and learning from the Bigg Brother Format world over. With the inclusion of the common man in the Bigg Boss House, we will present a wholesome family entertainer to the viewers.”

Produced by Endemol India Private Limited, Bigg Boss presents the unique combination of reality and real, unscripted drama. It is the ultimate reality show where celebrities from different walks of life are locked in a house, for 90 days – with 63 cameras following their every little move 24×7 and Bigg Boss, the ultimate authority in the house who ensures that their stay is anything but comfortable. With this season going cleaner, the Bigg Boss house might just seem a little saner!

About ‘COLORS’

‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha, Sasural Simar Ka, Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Madhubala…Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Chhal…Sheh aur Maat, Parichay- Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Uttaran, Na Bole Tum..Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India’s Got Talent, Sur Kshetra, Bigg Boss Season6 amongst others.

About Viacom18

Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc and TV18. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. operates seven general entertainment channels – MTV, Nickelodeon, Vh1, COLORS, COLORS HD, SONIC, Comedy Central and film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products division in India. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to, and, respectively.

About Endemol India

Endemol India is one of the leading and most valuable content production company in India across television, film and digital content. The company is a 51:49 joint venture between Endemol BV- the world’s largest independent television production company and CA Media – the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group (TCG). The company has over the years produced successful television shows like Bigg Boss, Fear Factor, Laughter Challenge, Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star, over 400 episodes of Deal or No Deal and the recently launched The Money Drop for Sun Network amongst others. Endemol India has also forayed into the movie making business with the remake of blockbuster Kahaani in Tamil & Telugu.

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Kailash Kher records for “DISTRICT ALIGARH”

Popular singer Kailash Kher records first song of film “DISTRICT ALIGARH” being made under the banner of Dos Amigos Picture Pvt. Ltd. at his recording studio ‘Kailasha Studio’ Versova on 17th Sept 2012 under the music direction of Manoj Santoshi, lyrics was penned by Saajan Agarwall and film is being produced by Mahendra Ozha & Kishan Ojha. Film is being launched on 19th Sept 2012.


India’s biggest travel show, TTF,

now in Pune for the first time

· Showcasing over 150 participants from 7 countries and 17 Indian states

· One-stop shop for Diwali and Winter holidays travel

· Biggest-ever tourism event in the city

September 14, 2012: In order to cater to the needs of Diwali and Winter vacation travelers, TTF, India’s biggest travel show is now in Pune . The three-day exhibition opened at Orchid Convention Centre, VITS Hotel, Balewadi today.

After successful travel shows all over the country for the last twenty years, the feedback from the industry resulted in the need for an event in Pune to tap the strong Diwali/Winter vacation season.

The first-ever TTF Pune is a House-Full Show, with over 150 exhibitors, including representation from 17 Indian states and 7 countries. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi and Goa are participating as Feature States. They have come all the way to showcase tourist attractions of their states and offer attractive packages and options for the upcoming holiday seasons.

In addition to the above, there is a big presence of Host State Maharashtra, and representations from other states like Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

Giving an international flavour is Indonesia, the Feature Country along with Ethiopia. The other overseas destinations represented are China, Nepal, Dubai, Japan and Kenya.

Lavasa, India’s first planned hill station, is participating as the Destination Partner, while Travel News Digest (TND) is the Official Publication.

Besides State and National Tourism Organizations, there are a large number of hotels, resorts, travel agents, tour-operators, car-rentals, cruise-lines, railways, coach-operators etc. who have come to attract with potential leisure and business travellers of Pune.

TTF is an ideal forum for tourism organizations to aggressively launch their travel-trade and consumer marketing campaigns for the upcoming Diwali and Winter holidays. The participants will make an aggressive pitch for the tourists from Pune , with attractive displays and eye-catching exhibits showcasing their attractions and offers. Culture, nature, adventure, cuisine, history, antiquities, shopping, events etc. are all showcased at Orchid Convention Centre, Balewadi. TTF gives the travel loving people of Pune an opportunity to evaluate various options available and decide on standard or customized packages suiting their budget and individual needs and interests.

TTF also provides a platform for the MICE sector, and corporate and business houses to plan their business meetings, incentives, and convention travel needs.

Ansoo Gupta will deliver a Travel Talk for prospective tourists on Sunday 16th September at 4 pm on how to find time, money and inspiration to plan long, international trips.

The opening day, 14th September, is reserved for travel trade visitors from 12 noon to 7 pm. The fair is open to all on the 2nd and 3rd day i.e. 15th and 16th September, from 11 am to 7 pm. Every visiting family gets a surprise gift. So even if you have not made up your mind about your next vacation travel, it will be worthwhile to visit the TTF Pune this weekend!

TTF Pune completes the series for 2012. Last weekend, TTF was organized in Mumbai and in Ahmedabad and Surat over the last fortnight and before that in July in Hyderabad and Kolkata.

In 2013 it moves to Chennai and Bangalore in January, and then will take place in Mumbai and New Delhi in February. TTF&OTM is India’s only travel mart focusing exclusively on the Indian Tourist and is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, as well as travel trade bodies like Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) and Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO).

For over 20 years now TTF has been providing a countrywide networking and marketing platform to the global travel and tourism industry to reach out to its target audience in India. And with this maiden show, Pune got connected in the network.

Fairfest Media Limited

Fairfest Media Limited pioneered TTF as India’s exclusive Travel Mart way back in 1989. Today it is the oldest and the biggest travel show network, representing the maximum number of locations, participants and visitors. Over the years it has introduced an exclusive International Section, branded as OTM – Outbound Travel Mart, to address the growing numbers of international participants. Apart from the TTF & OTM, Fairfest Media has to its credit a number of other trade shows, viz Municipalika – India’s leading exhibition on municipal services and sustainable urban development.

Fairfest Media is organizing the Inaugural OneWorld Travel Mart, OTM, later this month (September 27 – 30, 2012) in San Francisco. The OneWorld Travel Mart (OTM) will bring international and domestic destination sellers together for four days with U.S. buyers and consumers for an unprecedented global travel marketplace.


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Kamaal Dhamaal is set to make you Malamaal!
(What’s in a name? Just a neat little price tag of Rs. 5 crores)

If you would rather be called in for the cash-ringing register auditions for a movie than the casting auditions, you have probably come to the right place at the right time! Percept Pictures’ Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal which is out to hit the screens on September 28th has been doing the rounds on the circuit with the right buzz, tours and promotions since quite a while now, and to add tempo to the finale as the days come closer, the ace director of the film Priyadarshan is out to excite you more than you could ever anticipate! Move over reality and quiz shows, the quickest way to earn the buck has just been announced on the big screen. If you fancy taking home a cool amount of Rs. 5 crores, all you need to do is guess the name of a character in the movie. Yes, no printing errors there, all needed out of you is the correct name of a character in the movie! The rustic comedy set in a quaint village, starring Nana Patekar, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor, Shreyas and Madhhurima among others marvels the story of the individuals in a particular scenario till Nana Patekar comes along and changes everything for them! All you have to do to change your destiny, is simply guess the name of Nana Patekar’s character in the film! Yes life can be that uncomplicated too sometimes.

Did you just ask what’s in a name? Lots, if you didn’t conclude that by now!!


Claudia will now perform to the beats of Dandiya

German model Claudia Ciesla is quiet occupied these days especially after the success of her first Punjabi film “Yaar Pardesi” which garnered positive responses from the audience. Her pairing with comedy king Gurpreet Ghuggi was also applauded.

Molded in Indian culture and art this German model will soon be seen playing Garba and Dandiya in the Navratri Utsav. This Navratri Utsav Claudia’s fans will get to see her performance live with the Dandiya Queen- Singer Falguni Phatak.

Excited about performing in Navratri Utsav Claudia said, “Garba and Dandiya are great dance forms. I love wearing dazzling outfit of Chaniya-choli and playing Garba. However, this year’s Navratri will be a lucky one for me as I am teaming with my friend Falguni whom I met in a wedding and we have been friends ever since.”

Bigg Boss, Zor ka Jhatka, Punjabi film and now Dandiya, it seems Claudia’s talents and love for Indian art and culture knows no bounds.


Ahmedabad Glitters with KalyanJewellers new showroom

Bollywood Shehensha, Amitabh Bachchan inaugurates the same

Ahmedabad September17th 2012: Pushing up the cadence of its retail foray, and keeping the festive season in mind, Kalyan Jewellers– the leading jewellery brand in South India, today inaugurated its first store outside South India in Ahmedabad,a new paradigm in jewellery retail. Kalyan Jewellers landscapes 20,000 square feet of sheer BIS Hallmarked jewellery, at Ambavadi in Ahmedabad. The store was inaugurated by Bollywood ShehenshaShri. Amitabh Bachchan.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. T. S. Kalyanaraman, Chirman&Managing Director,Kalyan Jewellers said, “We at Kalyan try to give the best to our consumers through our products and services. Customers are our pride and the Kalyan Jewellers store is our endeavor to make their shopping experience hassle free, comfortable and unique. Our company and its products are synonymous with trust and purity in a category that is fraught with questionable practices.”

After Ahmedabad, the company plans to open three more showrooms with an investment of Rs.300 crores in Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat by the end of this financial year. Kalyan Jewellers are targeting 100 stores spread across the world by 2015.Kalyan Jewellers are engaged in retailing of gold, silver, platinum, diamond and pearl jewellery.

T.S.Kalyanaraman, ventured into jewellery retailing in the in the year 1993 with KalyanJewellers. Today spread over South India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh -Kalyan Jewellers has 37 branches and had a turnover of around 9437 crores in the financial year ended on 31st March 2012. Kalyan Jewellers is targeting a turnover of 16000 crores for the next financial year. Mr. Kalyanaraman, Chairman and Managing director is assisted by his two sons – Mr. Rajesh Kalyanaraman, and Mr. Ramesh Kalyanaraman.

Kalyan has been at the forefront of pioneering efforts to educate the public of cheating and malpractices in gold quality and pricing through their campaign ‘Fight Against Impure Gold”.

These campaigns were endorsed by legends of South Indian cinema like Nagarjuna, Prabhu, Sivrajkumar, Mammootty and Dileep. Kalyan Jewellers has recently signed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan to endorse these campaigns on a national scale.


Kalyan Jewellers is the flagship of the prestigious 100-year old Kalyan Group with its origins in textile manufacturing and retailing. The group’s forayed into jewellery retailing two decades ago in 1993, and has a retail store strength of 35 showrooms across the 4 southern states. Kalyan Jewellers is a clear market leader in most of the markets it operates. KJ is in the midst of a major expansion spree and is planning to invest 1000 crores this year, poised to enter Maharashtra and Gujarat in 2012. The company has set a ambitious target of 100 showrooms by 2014.Inspired by its founders, Kalyan Jewellers, follows the philosophy of ‘Business for Nation Building’

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Performer par excellence Priya Patel all set to storm the world of glamour & glitz – At her New Promotional shoot.

This glam doll combines a melodious voice with sensual looks that propel her into a Bollywood diva league! The multi-talented multi-faceted Priya Patel, who is a complete entertainer, vocalist, composer, lyricist, dancer and a live performer par excellence, is all set to storm the world of glamour and glitz. And yes, she has several Bollywood offers on hand but she is quite tight-lipped about them and waiting for the right time to ‘reveal it all!’

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Le Club Musique’s ‘Bheegi Bheegi Raat Mein’ Concert…Adnan Sami Undoubtedly Drowned everyone In his Melody

Yet Another Night To Remember, Magical Night Presented By Lucky Morani & Bina Aziz Standing Proud & Tall with their Better Halves Mohammed Morani & Talat Aziz…Perfect Hosts For The Evening

The Glamorous & Melodious Night Flanked By the Whose Who of music industry like Sonu, Shaan, Salim- suleman, Sapna Mukherjee, Raghav Sachar admist a crowd of Music Lovers & Connouseuirs.

Sultan Of Music Cast a spell singing all his hit songs from his albums & Bollywood ofcourse… The audience was in awe when he played his piano, the fastest pianist that he is.

His tracks ‘Kabhi toh Nazar milao & Bheegi bheegi raat mein’ could not have been sung so splendidly like he did.

The most surprising gesture by lucky & bina was to welcome Roya, the most special person in Adnan’s life & celebrate her bday. Every Singer Person Sung her a Happy Birthday in their Signature Style

The Night with the exclusive audience of Le Club musique surely had a wonderful treat for their ears.

Lucky & Bina Signed Off promising 3 yet another magical nights in the coming months…


An exclusive first of its kind music club in India on annual membership for music connoisseurs initiated by Lucky Morani and Bina Aziz -two names that are synonymous with quality Entertainment, Music & Glamour

It is an interactive platform between members and performing artists in a close knit ambience with only the best artists performing all genres of music, be it Pop, Rock, International, Sufi, Jazz or Bollywood.

Each event is held in an exclusive location in Mumbai. Soon to start in other metros in India and abroad.


Lucky, born in the illustrious Bollywood family of Nadiadwala, which has given jubilee hits for 50 years to date. Crowned Beauty queen herself in various beauty pageants and personality contests. After her graduation in Commerce and Economics went on to study fashion in SNDT under fashion’s best guru Hemant Trivedi and finally married in the famous film and event churning house of Moranis of Cineyug Media & Entertainment, one of the biggest and most sought after event management & film making companies in India and worldwide. Lucky has years of creative experience with the top most Bollywood stars and top international performing artists from being in her husband’s Mohomed Morani’s team, who himself directs and conceptualizes all Cineyug Shows and Events. Lucky has gone ahead and joined forces with the heads of Mumbai Naval Command & directed the Navy Queen Pageant 2010 and 2011 and also trained the contestants in style and fashion. She played the lead in the first ever Bollywood based theatrical ‘The City of Dreams’ which ran packed houses in Mumbai. Currently performing in the theatrical production ‘Sound of Music’ on stage mesmerizing audiences with her talent in acting and singing ‘live’. Her work speaks for her dedication and love to excel in whatever she takes up.


Bina Aziz is a multi faceted, dynamic artist, art curator, and philanthropist. With many art and music shows to her credit, married to Ghazal maestro Talat Aziz, she has been a part of the music industry since 1984. And is well versed with the eclectic tastes of music audiences….She organized 25yrs of Talat Aziz at the NCPA, attended by the stalwarts of the music and film world with every detail taken care of meticulously Besides exhibiting her own artworks she has consistently promoted artists and helped curate several art shows in India and abroad. Bina’s passion for art and music has inspired her to set up several cultural events across India and abroad, thus promoting relations across borders. Dubai, Pakistan, USA, and HK. Often, Bina has helped raise funds for several NGO’s through various Art and Music events. An Indo-Pak musical fund raiser for the Tsunami affected with Kailash Kher, Mekaal Hasan Band, Shafqat Ali ,Dynamic Fusion etc at the Grand Hyatt,Kalina,A Shraddhanjali-A Tribute at Kala Ghoda on 26/12 with Sonu Nigaam, Pankaj, Udhas, Talat Aziz, Shilpa Rao etc.,A sit down dinner cum art and fashion show at the Taj, for the Cancer Patients Aid Association where the late Jagjit Singh also walked to raise funds are few of the events she helped organize.

Bina has now collaborated with the Gold Leafing Studio displaying her latest art collection in 24 carat gold and starting a designer line of furniture in her signature style for them

A stickler for perfection, Bina leaves no stone unturned when organizing an event.


Adnan Sami is an accomplished Concert Pianist, Music Composer and Singer with a special command on all Indian and Western Classical and semi-classical notes. Having received his formal training in Indian Classical music from the famous Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Adnan Sami’s career has ranged from the classical (Indian and Western) to the Jazz to modern Pop-Rock.Born on 15th August, as a recording artist, stage and Television performer, Adnan Sami, has worked in various parts of the world. His vocal albums have consistently been big sellers, each album, crossing the multi-million mark in sales. His energy on stage as well as his music videos is a delight for audiences and viewers of all ages. He has been credited with raising the standard of Indian Pop Music presentations on television through his ground-breaking music videos.

Adnan made his debut on the Indian music scene in June 2000 when he released his album of love songs titled “Kabhi to Nazar Milao”. The album caught fire the moment it hit the stores. Since then Adnan has not only enthralled the masses with his musical offerings but has also set a new record of being the music bestseller on the various musical charts for more than three years and also becoming the highest selling non-film album of all time in India! Never has any album in India dominated the charts for so long nor has any album been No.1 for as long as “Kabhi To Nazar Milao” (72 weeks) and to acknowledge this great achievement, the premier Music TV Channel MTV honored Adnan Sami by awarding him a special award called the “Breakthrough Artiste of the Year”-An award especially instituted for this achievement of which Adnan Sami is the first recipient.

His subsequent musical album titled “Always yours-Adnan” which contained instrumental and remixed versions of the songs from “Kabhi To Nazar Milao” as well as his songs from the movies “Ajnabee”, “Lucky”, “Awaara Paagal Deewana”, “Shakti”, “Chor Machaay Shor”, “Saathiya”, “Yuva” , “Taare Zameen Par”, “Ishq Hota Naheen” from the Mukta Arts film- “Jogger’s Park” & the recent super-hit songs “Salaam-e-Ishq” & ”Noor-e-Khuda” from “My Name is Khan” to name a few, have only added to Adnan’s popularity.

Adnan signed an extremely prestigious deal to endorse Pepsi Cola in India, which means that he has joined the Pepsi family of Artists including Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Britney Spears, MC Hammer etc.

Adnan Sami’s record entitled “Tera Chehra” has further broken sale records by becoming the biggest selling album of 2002 (including film soundtracks) in India and continuing its No.1 position in 2003 and the biggest selling Indian album of all time (including Film Soundtracks) in U.S.A and Canada. The album has been in the No. 1 position in all the music charts of India from the time of its release in September 2002 and continued to do so for over a year all over India thus beating his debut album’s No.1 record set earlier by himself!

In his career of nearly 20 years, Adnan Sami has won many International Awards including the “Nigar Award”, “Bolan Academy Award”, “Graduate Award” etc. He was given a “Special Award of U.N.I.C.E.F.” and a United Nations Peace Medal for a song he wrote and performed for

Africa. Adnan is the youngest recipient of the “NAUSHAD MUSIC AWARD for Excellence in Music. The previous recipients of this Award include names like Lata Mangeshkar and Mucic Maestro Khayam. Adnan was invited as a member of the jury of the prestigious music festival “Voice of Asia” competition held annually at Almaty, Kazhakstan. This jury comprised of top music composers of the world.

Adnan was educated in Britain where he first studied at the Prestigious 800 year old Public School called “Rugby School” where amongst the many famous former students include Sir Edward Heath (Former Prime Minister of Great Britain) and Salman Rushdie. The game ‘Rugby’ was invented in this school and hence named after the school. He went on to graduate in ‘Journalism’ & ‘Political Science’ from the

University of London. Adnan followed his Bachelor’s Degree with a Law degree (L.L.B) from the prestigious Kings College, London. Although Adnan comes from a completely non-musical family, however, despite this, Adnan’s father has been his paramount supporter of his God given talent, throughout helping and encouraging him to develop his musical style and technique on the Piano and thus evolving a new sound which Adnan pioneered and ultimately introduced to the world thus becoming the first person to play Indian Classical music on the electric Piano.

Reviewing a Piano solo performance Adnan had given on the Channel 4 in the UK, the famous American magazine “Keyboard” declared him the “Keyboard Discovery of The 90s”. Popularly referred to as the “fastest Keyboard player in the world”, this observation was first made by the Swedish Radio and Television Broadcasting. Adnan Sami has been featured in a documentary recently commissioned by the Foreign and Common Wealth Office of Great Britain amongst exclusive ten famous names from the sub-continent of India, who have influenced the Asian culture in the UK over the last fifty years.

As a classical concert pianist, Adnan Sami has had the honor of giving “solo” Royal Command Performances before such Royalty as the King of Sweden and King Hussein of Jordan. He has also performed before Heads of State and Governments such as President Mitterand of France, President of United Arab Emirates, President and Prime Minister of India, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, President and Prime Minister of Khazakhstan, Prime Minsiter of Kyrgistan, Prime Minister of Sweden and Princess Christina of Sweden. Apart from this, Adnan has performed for prestigious Music Festivals to sold-out Stadiums of his solo concert tours all over the world in over forty countries.

Adnan Sami had recently written a song for India to cheer on the Indian Cricket team during the World Cup Cricket 2003, which became immensely popular all over the nation. The video of this song captures the nationalistic spirit of competition depicting Adnan performing with the Indian Cricket Team along with guest appearances from film stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Fardeen Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

His work has associated him with the greatest names from the Indian Film and Music Industry ranging from Lata Mangeshkar, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Asha Bhosle, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Rajesh Roshan, A. R. Rahman, Anu Malik, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Sameer, Subhash Ghai, Mani Ratnam, Rakesh Roshan, Feroz Khan to Pandit ShivKumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Sultan Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain amongst many others etc.

On 15th December, 2002, B.B.C. World Service celebrated 70 years of broadcasting by organizing a worldwide live concert with Artistes representing different parts of the world who performed before a global audience via satellite; From India, Adnan Sami was chosen by B.B.C; TRP feedback reflected that the maximum response globally was given to his performance.

In the summer of 2003, Adnan achieved the distinction of becoming the only Artiste from the entire Asian region to have sold out Wembley Stadium in London for two nights in a row- a feat which has won him a place in the prestigious Limca Book of World Records (Asia’s equivalent to the west’s “Guinness Book of World records”). In the years 2005 & 2009 he went onto repeat the same achievement by playing two sold-out concerts, every time, each of these respective years at Wembley Stadium, London, yet again.

In 2010, Adnan received the prestigious “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” from the Prime Minister of Pakistan at a ceremony by Pakistan Television.

In 2011, Adnan was bestowed with a very distinguished honor, the “GLORY OF INDIA” Award, by the Government of India.

Recently, the world famous ‘Wonder of the World’ the TAJ MAHAL completed its 350 years of existence. In order to mark this historic occasion, the Government of India organized a year long festivities which culminated recently by a once in a life time solo concert performance by Adnan on the final Grand finale night in front of the Taj Mahal. After this performance, the Indian media dubbed Adnan as the “Sultan of Music”!

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Nupur Mehta spills cold water on Salman Khan!

Bigg Boss 6 on Colors may not turn out as clean as we are made to believe! Cricket scandal sensation Nupur Mehta, who has confirmed her participation on the show to Mid-Day as well as Daily Bhaskar, is already threatening to ruin the so-called ‘family makeover’ of the show, enthusiastically announced by Salman Khan and its makers Endemol.

“Yes, it is true that I’m joining the show. But the makers are such misers,” Nupur has been quoted in an article in Daily Bhaskar.

While the Bigg Boss team is gung-ho about the new format, Nupur has blasted them! “I’ll rip apart all their formats! I will show skin and won’t draw back in fear in using the language, which they might not appreciate. Do you think I will do what those misers will make me do? Nobody can stop me from doing what I want to do! Since I know Salman, I’m sure the experience will be memorable,” she said in the article.

Moreover, questions are being raised about how ethical it is for a participant to announce her entry on the reality show to the media, twenty days before it begins on October 7! After all, this would easily enable other participants to contact Nupur and plot and plan things in advance for the show. If this can happen, where’s the ‘reality’ of it all!



Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra is the face for BLENDERS PRIDE FASHION TOUR 2012


National, Sep 2012:

The 8th Edition of Seagram’s Blenders Pride Fashion Tour exudes style, skill and allure. These qualities undeniably are best represented by the Bollywood Diva and fashion icon Priyanka Chopra who has been appointed by Pernod Ricard India as the Brand Ambassador for BLENDER’s PRIDE FASHION TOUR 2012.

Priyanka Chopra features in a multimedia campaign for BPFT shot stylishly in black & white by ace lens man Bharat Sikka. With an amplified media campaign, the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour is confident of setting the pace in the Indian fashion calendar once again. As event ambassador her stylish persona and global fashion sensibilities will be a super attraction.

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Well-known curator Suraj Laheru inaugurated his own art gallery, the JS Art Gallery in Santacruz (W) last evening. Actor Uvika Chaudhary and Bharat Patel did the inauguration while artists of the likes of Prithvi Soni, Kiran Chopra, Gautam Patole, Rupali Madan, Paramesh Paul, Subrata Sen, Varsha Vyas, Neeti Hegde, Neeta Pathare, Madhumita Bhattacharya, Sonalli Iyengar, Sharanu Alloli, Manoj Das, Rakhi Baid, Daxa Khandwala, Madhusudan Kumar, Ramji Sharma, Anand Panchal, Manoj Aher, Nitin Utge, Pravin Utge & many others poured in hordes to congratulate him. It was also the opening of the gallery’s first group show titled “Assorted Medley”.

It was a grand evening where people were greeted with sumptuous snacks and drinks.


Bigg Boss 6 on prime time from October 7

The Boss seems to be pleased by Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar’s suggestions! Why else would he be implementing most of them for Season 6 of Bigg Boss, beginning October 7.

Last month, the celebrity publicist had suggested in the media that the upcoming season of India’s biggest reality show “could target generation next to expand its fan-base to children and teens.”

“If this happens, then Bigg Boss might be able to change its late night timings and come in a prime time slot along with megastar Salman Khan interacting with children and youth,” Dale had said.

Speaking to the media yesterday, Salman Khan almost echoed, “This season will connect with the whole family. There will be more tasks and games this time. We have moved into the prime time slot of 9 pm.”

For the record, Dale Bhagwagar has handled the media affairs for some of the most controversial Bollywood celebrities including Shilpa Shetty during Big Brother, and Bigg Boss contestants Rakhi Sawant, Kashmera Shah, Sambhavna Seth, Sherlyn Chopra, Pooja Misrra, Diana Hayden, Shamita Shetty, Vindu Dara Singh, Zulfi Syed, Ashmit Patel and Amar Upadhyay, from time to time.

Dale has further recommended, “There could be a separate enclosure specially constructed for kids or maybe a separate playhouse where they could make merry.”

It can be noted that earlier superstars like Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have successfully changed gears to attract kids and teens with films like Koi… Mil Gaya, Dhoom, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Krrish, Don, Ra.One, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par and 3 Idiots.

Let’s see if Bigg Boss can manage the same trick and reap similar benefits!



Sunday, 16 September, 2012: Today at Misano, luck did not favour the Mahindra Moto3™ team, when top rider Danny Webb’s hopes of finishing in the points were dashed by a crash on the very first bend.

The 21-year-old Englishman became the latest of many victims of the Misano circuit’s very tight first corner, when he was squeezed and pushed on corner entry, in a high-speed traffic jam. He was unable to avoid a crash that involved three other riders.

But replacement rider Miroslav Popov restored some cheer to the Mahindra garage in only his second race on the white-and-red MGP-30, pulling through from 33rd on the grid to finish 19th, holding his place in the middle of a tight group of three more experienced GP riders.

The 17-year-old from the Czech Republic, riding in place of injured team regular Riccardo Moretti, is a grand prix novice, and a novice also on the 250cc four-stroke Moto3 machine, in the first year of the category.

Mahindra is one of a tiny handful of entrants using its own chassis and engine, developing new technology at the same time as challenging the might of the established racing factories that fill the rest of the grid. It is the first and still the only Indian team in motorcycle grand prix racing.

The race, round 23 laps of the 4.226-km circuit, was won by title leader Sandro Cortese.

MIROSLAV POPOV – 19th Position

As seems normal for me, I got a bad start and was at the back. I managed to chase the group in front of me, and I had a good fight with them that lasted the whole race. I had some difficulty changing gear later in the race which made it more difficult, so I am quite pleased I could carry on the battle.

DANNY WEBB – Did Not finish

That was really frustrating – all the effort and the race lasted only a couple of hundred metres. I was in the back half of the grid and the first corners are really tight, and as everyone funnelled in I was blocked and had nowhere to go. I crashed, and unfortunately three other riders also went down … that’s how crowded it gets. Better luck next time.


It was a shame that Danny was caught out so early in the race as he was having a reasonably good weekend. But the first turn is tight and the Moto3 grid is big so it was always going to be interesting. I am happy about Miro’s ride. He had a respectable race in which many other riders crashed.


About Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing is 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).

On the world stage, the Indian factory team signed off its 2011 debut season on a high note with action packed performances by both its riders. Marcel Schrötter finished 15th overall in the 125cc Rider’s Championship and the team finished a strong third overall in the Constructor’s Championship. Danny Webb made history when he secured pole position in Valencia in the last race of the 125cc era. The team has taken this learning into its participation in the all new Moto3™ class which replaced the 125cc class from the 2012 season onwards.

In the CIV in Italy, the team competes in the 125 GP Class with ex-Italian Champion Riccardo Moretti. The team became the first from India to win an international motorsport event when Riccardo took the chequered flag at the season-opening race of the CIV in Mugello, Italy on 25 March, 2012. Since then, the team has recorded five victories from seven races with only one round remaining. Having secured second place in the Championship, Moretti has now joined Webb on the MGP-30 for the remainder of the Moto3 season.

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About The Mahindra Group

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. Mahindra has a presence in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers.

A USD 15.4 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India and is the only global group that is present in the complete transportation chain from two wheelers, passenger vehicles and trucks to boats and aeroplanes.

Mahindra employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries.

In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow.

In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.

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Hit jodi of Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire now in a Bengali film

They have been partners in rhyme for almost a decade now. From Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi to Parineeta to Lago Raho Munnabhai to 3 Idiots, music director Shantanu Moitra and lyricist Swanand Kirkire have always created unforgettable soundtracks together. And now they have woven their magic in a Bengali film. Paanch Adhyay is not only Dia Mirza’s first Bengali film, it is also the first Bengali film for the hit jodi of Shantanu-Swanand.
“Although Paanch Adhyay is a Bengali film, since Dia plays a half-Bengali girl named Ishita, there was an opportunity to look at things from her point of view and create a Hindi song,” says Shantanu. Swanand wrote the song Rahoon tere peechhe and that has been sung by Kaushiki Chakrabarty, who was recently heard on MTV Coke Studio.
That’s not all, Swanand’s also written another song for the film called Uda jaaye, which he has sung himself. Says Paanch Adhyay’s writer-director Pratim D. Gupta: “I showed Swanand a part of the film and he came up with a couple of lines that summed up the core thought beautifully. Shantanu and I both instantly decided that he has to sing the track for the film.”
The Paanch Adhyay soundtrack also marks a lot of other firsts. It features the first Bengali film song for Shubha Mudgal, the first Bengali song for Ash King (Dil gira dafatan, Te amo, Auntyji auntyji) and an English song by the one and only Usha Uthup. The album also features songs by Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal. The four Bengali songs have been penned by the National Award-winning lyricist duo of Anindya Chatterjee and Chandril Bhattacharya, while the English track has been written by Pratim himself.
Paanch Adhyay, starring Priyanshu Chatterjee and Dia Mirza, is a romantic drama coming soon at a theatre near you.

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Veena Malik raunchy photoshoot for Supermodel movie

Bollywood Hot actress Veena Malik looked stunning in very bold photoshoot she did for her upcoming movie “Supermodel” which is produce by Ravi Ahlawat and directed by Navin Batra. Veena looks extremely raunchy and racy in black bikini with shorts. She poses her body which is very Zesty and gamy.

Veena Malik said, “Today I feel like a supermodel. The photoshoot which I have done it reflect the glamorous part of supermodel movie. It’s just a spark to catch the fire. Yes I am the only supermodel.”

Veena flashes her best body ever. With her shapely long legs and washboard abs, this flawless lassie is seducing camera with her dazzling deep eyes, and one can’t help but comment on her enigmatic beauty and uber-styled looks.

Director of the movie Navin Batra said, “When I was thinking about supermodel Veena was the one to come first in my mind. Veena was perfect for the role and she has done a hard work in this film.”

Supermodel is third upcoming movie of Veena Malik were she is playing a journey of Middle class to superstardom. She will be sharing a screen with Ashmit patel.

Ravi Ahlawat the producer of the movie said, “Veena is my first ever choice for the Supermodel movie. She is the one to justify with the role. I am happy to cast her in the movie.”

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Priya Patel’s poolside photoshoot

The Glam Doll and All rounder Priya Patel was spotted

doing a Poolside Photoshoot at the Novotel.

Priya was looking awesome in her sexy avatar with shots on

Priya exclaims, “This shoot is sensous yet simple and defines my personality. I loved posing in front of camera. My attires are purely adorable and sexy.”

“My album ANJANI SI (already launched) have recollected positive view and I am happy with it and assure my fans to come up with new and hit tracks in near future.” She further added.


Performer par excellence Priya Patel all set to storm the world of glamour & glitz

This glam doll combines a melodious voice with sensual looks that propel her into a Bollywood diva league! The multi-talented multi-faceted Priya Patel, who is a complete entertainer, vocalist, composer, lyricist, dancer and a live performer par excellence, is all set to storm the world of glamour and glitz. And yes, she has several Bollywood offers on hand but she is quite tight-lipped about them and waiting for the right time to ‘reveal it all!’

Singing sensation Priya Patel possesses a unique combination of good looks, a figure that any model would die for and a great, mesmerizing voice that adds to a super hit package. The performer par excellence now basking in the success of her recent album “Anjaani Se” released amidst a lot of fanfare. The wonderful voice of this singing diva eulogizes the perfect combination of good looks and good face, which is the ideal recipe for success as an artiste and entertainment.

Talking about her plans, Priya Patel says, “India today needs wants a unique and true entertainer and I am well positioned to capture this niche. I am a complete artiste with good looks, beauty, dancing skills, singing talent and a live performer par excellence. Yes, I am being chased by many filmmakers, who have spotted my talent and want to showcase the same to the world. And believe, the world will watch me when I perform.”

Industry experts point out that Priya Patel has got several film offers but is taking her time deciding which project she would like to get associated with. “I am a singer and performer first,” she says, adding that she would like to do films but will give her nod only for the right project that compliments her talent. She is an entertainer in the true sense and is an all-round performer. Besides being well-trained and proficient in several dance forms, she is learning the latest moves that will add to her killer-combination.

Yet this down-to-earth girl is a well grounded professional singer, who has made it to the top on her own steam and hard work. This explains why several entertainment world celebs and socialites were spotted at the celebrations including Alexx O’Neil, Shama Sikandar, and Manmeet of the Meet Brothers, as well as designer Amy Billimoria and her husband, Farhad. And now the high-energy livewire Priya Patel is gearing to release more songs and videos of the album, which has captured the imagination of migrant Mumbai girls.

Priya Patel, who hails from Ahmadabad, has charmed the minds, hearts and souls of lakhs of girls in the entertainment capital of India because they can identify with the ‘Anjaani’ theme. “I guess there are numerous people in the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai, who have come from different cities, towns and villages to make a mark in the financial and entertainment capital of India. They resonate and connect instantly with the theme of this song, which is all about being alone with you even amongst the masses. The words just flowed when I started to pen my thoughts and the result is a memorable album titled ‘Anjaani Se’. And now there’s more to come,” says Priya Patel.

Priya Patel writes her lyrics and composes the music herself and is known for her great foot-tapping music. She has done several big corporate and cultural shows, Garba and Navratri events and also does playback singing for films and TV jingles. Priya has performed at over 100 shows in the last year in cities like Delhi, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal, Hyderabad and Gujarat. She has also performed on the platform of SareGa Ma and Indian Idol.

When asked about her wide repertoire, Priya adds, “I have learnt semi classical music from Ustad Shaukat Ali Khan in Saptak music academy. I do sing western songs, old songs, bhajans, garbas, new fast tracks n pop songs. I have gained the confidence to deliver a wide range of popular and original tracks. And yes the audiences will be grooving to the tunes.” Looks like she is going to have fans eating out of her hands.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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