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Amol Shetge’s film ‘LOVE RECIPE’ all set for release in 25th May 2012

Amol Shetge’s film Love Recipe starring newcomers Suhail Karim and Rani Agarwal along with Manoj Joshi, Upasana Singh, Vrijesh Hirji, Sanjay Narvekar, Atul Parchure, Avantika Kamat, Imran Khan, Suzanne Bernert , J. Brandon Hill and Dawood Khot is all set to hit theatres on 25th May 2012.

LOVE RECIPE is directed by noted film director Amol Shetge who won the national award for his film ABOLI & has directed several other films like Naam Gum Jayega , Gunaah, Kabhi Kahin to name a few. The film is produced by Noor Bano Khot.

Love Recipe as the name would suggest is a fun-filled film. Its about a D.J. Rahul Kher who is in love with Tia, a bubbly girl who happens to be the daughter of retired I.G. of police Pratap Singh who post retirement has suddenly decided to become Hindustani in every sense of the word. He has suddenly shifted from his starched uniform to traditional kurta pyjamas, does not like the use of English words in conversation. So D.J Rahul does not fit into this profile, the film is fun filled as Rahul’s effort to woo Tia’s father to approve their relationship & how he becomes the Real Hindustani in her dad’s eyes. All ends well and Pratap Singh ultimately agrees Hindustaniyat is not about clothes and language after all. The heart has to be Hindustani.

Meanwhile Carlos, the international terrorist is being briefed by Music Ali, a freaky terrorist leader immersed in old Hindi film songs. The plan is to blast a peace conference happening in Mumbai ten days from now. He sets out on his mission giving rise to another hilarious track.

In a freaky incident Carlos en route his mission gets his head severed and the severed head somehow manages to end up in Rahul’s custody. Getting rid of the head becomes the main concern out of which many hilarious situations occur as Rahul and Tia are yet unaware of the fact that the head is of the international terrorist Carlos on which such a huge reward lies.

But fortune provides an opportunity to Rahul to prove his patriotic zeal to his prospective father-in-law when a news telecast announces that the severed head that has been missing belongs to none other than Carlos Randall. Situations lead to an interesting climax and Rahul becomes responsible for causing the arrest of the dreaded terrorist Music Ali Pratap Singh can get no bigger a hero than Rahul for his son-in-law and all ends on a happy note.

The film is Directed by Amol Shetge and Produced by – Noor Bano Khot, Written by Sham Goyal, M. Salim and Amol Shetge, Dialogues by M. Salim, Amol Shetge Cinematography by Najeeb Khan, Choreographerd by Nimesh Bhatt, Art Direction by Ajay Jadhav, Excecutive Producer – Bansilal More, Music by Sameer Phaterpekar, Lyrics by Sudhakar Sharma, Costumes & style by Kamal Khan, M. Atique Ajmeri and Vikaram Purohit. Cameraman Najeeb Khan.

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Shahid Kapoor to Host the 13th IIFA Awards in Singapore

May, 7th 2012: Actor, Shahid Kapoor is set to win the hearts of over 800 million viewers across the world as he hosts his first IIFA Awards, in Singapore next month. A ‘Friend of IIFA’, Shahid has previously performed at IIFA in Singapore (2004) and Amsterdam (2005). The Videocon IIFA Weekend will be hosted in the Lion City of Singapore from the 7th to the 9th of June, this year.

Known for his boy-next-door good looks and natural flair for acting, Shahid’s hosting skills laced with his very own straight-faced hilarious dialogue delivery will give the IIFAs a different look this year. While the night will have its share of the awards, glitz and glam that goes with the mega event, the host for the evening will also have celebrity co-hosts.

The Videocon IIFA Weekend celebrations, presented by Videocon and organized by Wizcraft International Entertainment, will see the entire Indian film industry in Singapore for the 3-day weekend. The weekend will feature various film briefings, the IIFA World Premiere of SHANGHAI featuring Kalki, Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol, IIFA Rocks – a fashion and music extravaganza, culminating with the night of nights, the IIFA Awards presentation ceremony.

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Chirag Vohra and Shweta Choudhary bag key roles in SAB TV’s

Bhai, Bhaiyya Aur Brother

Mumbai, May 8th 2012: Chirag Vohra who, has featured in films like Heyy Baby, Tere Bin Laden, Mangal pandey and host of other TV shows will be joining the cast of Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother on SAB TV.

Chirag will be essaying the role of Bhaiya in Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother. He will be residing in Mumbai with his wife and son. He is sober in nature with his own unique touch of humour and acts as a peacemaker in the family.

His wife’s role will be played by Shweta Chaudhary who, in the past has acted in several TV shows and as a child actor was seen in Khoon Bhari Maang and Parinda as junior Madhuri. She has been successfully juggling between TV, films and has been associated with theater for the last 12 years.

During auditions an interesting incident happened with Chirag. His character wears glasses in the show and while he was preparing for auditions his glasses broke. Deven Bhojani who was auditioning Chirag had spare glasses and gave it to him for that particular scene. The pair of glasses proved to be Chirag’s lucky charm as he got the role of Bhaiya. Since, then he never returned the glasses and Deven is still searching for them on the sets!!!

For Shweta it’s her first experience with comedy and another first wherein she is working with SAB TV,Vipul Amrutlal Shah & Deven Bhojani. She was pleasantly surprised when she bagged the role of Juhi and her first day of shoot became even more special when she got a narration from Vipul Amrutlal Shah.

Starting from June 4th Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother on SAB TV at 8 pm

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Fashion Designer and owner of “CANVAS” Urvee Adhikaari all geared up for the Inauguration of “CANVAS – SUMMER SHOPPING BAZAAR”

Fashion Designer Urvee Adhikaari is all set to inaugurate the exhibition “CANVAS – SUMMER SHOPPING BAZAAR” on Saturday, 19th of May, 2012.

“CANVAS” is a platform where one can showcase their products, be it clothing, Accessories, Jewellery, Home linen, kids clothing, etc., with extensive marketing through media, sms, e-mails, social networks, etc.

CANVAS is owned by Urvee, daughter of Mr. Gautam Adhikari of the Sri Adhikari Brothers duo of SAB TV, Live India, Mi Marathi, Mastiii fame.

Urvee started off as a designer herself under the brand label called “UA” in the year 2005. Today “UA” has become a household name in the field of fashion. Having participated in numerous exhibitions herself and styling for TV shows, films, ads and with top notch photographers, forming a company, CANVAS and organizing events was the next step in adding a feather to the cap.

Urvee says, “CANVAS aims at bringing together talents from different fields of fashion and lifestyle and cater to a serious clientele. I too started off as a designer and hope that every designer gets the attention and accolades for his/her work. Every exhibitor is important to CANVAS and client satisfaction is of utmost priority”.

So, waiting for “CANVAS – SUMMER SHOPPING BAZAAR” inauguration to bring the different talents on one platform and to place all the beautiful and unseen designs on the platter.


Vrajesh Hirjee to feature as ‘Brother’ in SAB TV’s Bhai, Bhaiyya Aur Brother

Mumbai, May 8th,2012: Vrajesh Hirjee, the noted actor, has joined the cast of SAB TV’s forthcoming show Bhai, Bhaiyya aur Brother and will essay the role of Sameer Chawla, the ‘BROTHER’ in Bhai Bhaiyya Aur Brother.

Vrajesh, in his career spanning over 10 years, has acted in over 40 Gujarati plays as well as serious and comic roles in movies like, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, Golmaal Returns, and Tum Bin.

Vipul Amrutlal Shah speaking said that, “Vrajesh is a versatile actor and can carry the role of a USA returned Indian with ease and to perfection. We auditioned with quite a few actors and he perfectly fits the image we had in mind for the character of Sameer Chawla”.

Vrajesh speaking about his joining the cast of Bhai, Bhaiyya aur Brother said, “I have been a regular viewer of SAB TV for quite some time now and even take inspiration from some of the actors where comic roles are concerned. It’s a family entertainment channel in the true sense of the word and to work in their production is a great opportunity. The icing to the cake is getting a chance to work with Vipul Amrutlal Shah. It can’t get better than this.”

Bhai Bhaiya Aur Brother will premiere on SAB TV from 4th June every Mon-Friday at 8 p.m.

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Shruti Garodia of Garodia School of Professional Studies organized scintillating ‘Fashion Panorama 2012’ high on emotions and style.

Shruti Garodia of Garodia School of professionals hosted a fashion show par excellence where in students had designed unique and outstanding outfits
Models like Sucehta Sharma, Alicia Raut, etc walked the ramp.

Garodia School of Professional Studies conducts the part time & full time courses under the guidance of various Fashion gurus Mr. Pradeep Hirani, Ms.Shaina N.C., Ms. Nisha Jamvwal, Mr. Dinesh Signals, Ms. Priyadarshini Rao and other.

Chunky Pandey were also there.

choreographed by Achla Sachdev.

Archana said “she was surprised to see the excellent designs especially the bridal wear and found the designs very novel”
Nisha Jamwal said “she was hooked on to the show which looked extremely professional as the Title of the college”


As the drama came alive in the auditorium of Garodia School of Professional Studies as students showcased their talent by presenting a culmination of the entire years. In the crowded & affluent suburb of Mumbai at Ghatkopar The audience applaused whole – heartedly as the models of the likes of Sucehta Sharma, Alecia Raut & other sashayed the ramp under the direction of down choreographer Achla Sachdev. The event was conceptualized and presented by the staff & students of the Fashion Department of GSPS – The Theme moved around ‘Econistas’.

Their doctrine moves from a consumer to being contributor towards our dear mother earth. This being a chronic subject and most discusses one as well, yet another facet is added to its context though the depiction of the Student’s creations. This statement was projected by these young designers

Through their designs. In their ever so pretty designs the younger designers have tried to cover all vistas of eco balance which need to be focused on.

The couture being more preey than avate grade the scintillating collections Brought out their Creativity. The courses here aim to develop technical as well as designing skills in the students through a variety of subjects. In a short span of one year’s Students are able to cut drape, sketch, design & put their garments into Reality.

A Mix of luminaries present from the industry comprised of:

Bollywood celebrity Mr. Chunky Pandey

· Mr. Vikram Phadnis

· Ms. Nisha JamVwal

· Ms. Lina Tipnis

· Mr. Asad Fakih (CMAI)

· Ms. Geeta Castelino

· Mr. Dinesh Singhal

· Ms. Bhamini Subramanium

Garodia School of Professional Studies also launched a Post Graduation Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration on this occasion. The course is affiliated to MSBTE. This is addition to their existing can successfully run Full time and part time courses in Interior Design & Decoration which are Also affiliated with the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education.

Best Designed collection: Revival on the Rivera: Resort Wear

· Narinder Kaur

· Tejaswini Kakade

· Anita Vishwakarma

Best stylized Collection: Fashion X –ray ted

· Amruta sikka

· Meeta Karani

· Bhavina Shah

Most Creative Collection: Futurama: Avant-garde AND Icy Divas: Salwar


· Miloni Rupani

· Ishita Buricha

· Ruksana Sayyad

· Dhruti Patel

· Sneha Parmar

Most Commercially Viable: Mama Mia: Maternity Wear

· Deepa Rohra

· Bijal Vora

· Shirishti Malaviya

Excellent Execution Award: Empress de sol: Ghagra Choli

· Harshala Nandanwar

· Salma Shaikh

· Aarzoo Shah.

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Technical Award Winners announced for IIFA 2012

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara leads the tally with five nominations,

Ra.One comes a close second with four.

Mumbai, May 8th, 2012: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) today announced winners of the Technical Awards categories for the IIFA Awards 2012. The winners will receive their trophies at the IIFA Rocks on June 8th 2012, in Singapore.

Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has garnered the highest number of IIFA’s in the technical category where the award for Cinematography went to Carlos Catalan, Best Editing to Anand Subaya, Choreography to Bosco Caesar for the popular song Senorita and the IIFA for Best Sound Mixing went to Anuj Mathur & Baylon Fonseca.

The Shah Rukh starrer Ra.One won four awards including, the IIFA for Best Production Designer for Sabu Cyril, Best Sound Recording to Resul Pookutty & Amrit Pritam Dutta, Best Song Recording to Vijay Dayal and Best Special Effects to Red Chillies VFX.

Milan Luthria’s The Dirty Picture bagged three IIFA’s, Rajat Arora for Best Dialogue, Niharika Khan for Costume Designing and Vikram Gaikwad will receive an IIFA for Best Make-Up, while Rohit Shetty’s Singham won an IIFA for Best Action which went to Jai Singh Nijjar and A. R. Rahman won the Best Backgroud Score Award for Rockstar.

The IIFA Awards Voting process is a stringent and methodical procedure that is closely monitored by PriceWaterHouse Coopers (PwC), the official auditors for the event. The technical awards are decided strictly on the basis of industry peer voting. The popular category nominations have gone live for the global audience to decide who should take home IIFA gold at The votes from the online polling will be tallied by PwC and will only be announced on the night of the IIFA Awards 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore when the envelope is opened onstage, in front of the live audience. The results are surrounded by secrecy and the participation of the film industry and fans along with credibility of the voting process is one of the key parameters of this prestigious celebration.

Tickets for the IIFA Awards can be purchased online on from May 12 onwards.

For its 13th year celebrations, IIFA will travel to Singapore this year where the IIFA Weekend and Awards will take place from the 7th – 9th June. IIFA gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories while promoting the same on a global platform. It is a pioneering endeavor that also establishes a symbiotic relationship between India and the host country in areas such as tourism, culture and trade.

Technical Award Winners List


Carlos Catalan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Reema Kagti & Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Rajat Aroraa – The Dirty Picture


Anand Subaya – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Production Designer

Sabu Cyril – Ra. One


Bosco-Caesar – Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Jai Singh Nijjar – Singham

Sound Recording

Resul Pookutty & Amrit Pritam Dutta – Ra. One

Song Recording

Vijay Dayal – Chammak Challo – Ra. One

Sound Mixing

Anuj Mathur & baylon Fonseca – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Special Effects (Visuals):

Red Chillies VFX – Ra. One

Background Score

A.R. Rahman – Rockstar

Costume Designing

Niharika Khan – The Dirty Picture


Vikram Gaikwad – The Dirty Picture

About IIFA

Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 700 million, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events.

From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last ten years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, a global business forum and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards.

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Indian cinema sensation to visit Melbourne

Premier Ted Baillieu announced Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Ambassador Vidya Balan will be in Melbourne on 11 and 12 May to promote the forthcoming festival.

Mr Baillieu said the Victorian Coalition Government was committed to strengthening ties between the Victorian and Indian film industries, and was pleased to be delivering the Indian Film Festival election pledge.

“Ms Balan is renowned across India, having won India’s National Film Award for Best Actress in 2011,” Mr Baillieu said.

“The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will showcase the extraordinary depth and diversity of the Indian film industry, and create a greater understanding and shared experiences between Victoria and India.

“The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will offer diverse screenings in a variety of Indian languages, host prominent Indian filmmakers and screen professionals, and provide an interactive program of master classes,” Mr Baillieu said.

Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said securing Ms Balan as the ambassador for the inaugural festival further enhanced Victoria’s reputation as an international film hub.

“The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne joins our already rich roster of screen events and activities including the Melbourne International Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival and the recently-secured Screen Producers Association of Australia annual conference,” Ms Asher said.

Delivered by Mind Blowing Films, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will take place from 11 to 22 June 2012.

Mind Blowing Films’ Mitu Bhowmick Lange said she was delighted that Vidya Balan was coming to Melbourne to launch the festival program.

“It is an honour for us, as she is arguably India’s biggest actor right now,” Ms Lange said.

“Vidya is the true embodiment of a festival that endeavours to showcase the sheer breadth and evolution of Indian cinema.”

Film fans will have a chance to see Ms Balan when she visits Melbourne, including at a special screening of her film The Dirty Picture, on 11 May at Hoyts Melbourne Central.

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Sri Lanka U/16 defeats Coca-Cola XI by 1 wicket

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. They kept the pressure going on the Coca-Cola XI batsmen in the early stages of the game.

Coca-Cola XI lost their captain Chaitanya Reddy early on. He was quickly followed by Amit Pachara and Ayush Atri. Opener Siddharth Sehwag maintained strike at one end and scored 90 runs. He finally received support from Sarfaraz Khan on the other end, who displayed some wonderful cricketing shots and formed a formidable partnership with Sehwag and scored 77 runs.

Coca-Cola XI scored 232 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.

Post lunch Sri Lanka came out to bat, and got a good start until Pranjal Puri got the Sri Lankan opener Minhal Jaleel out.

Coca-Cola XI kept the pressure on by pushing the Sri Lankans through a lot of tough running. Hashan Dumindu scored 44 runs and was later bowled out by Siddharth Sehwag.

The crucial partnership for Sr Lanka was formed by Roshan Annurudha & Anuk Fernando, each scoring 48 & 40 runs respectively.

Roshan Anurudha was deservedly was the Man of the Match as he stayed unbeaten and took the team to victory.

1st Innings- Coca Cola XI – 232/7 in 50 Overs


Siddharth Sehwag – 90 runs of 139 balls

Sarfaraz Khan – 77 runs of 85 balls

Akshay Bhrambhatt – 22 not out of 28 balls

Bowlers-Sri Lanka

Anuk Fernando – 2 wickets in 10 overs for 44 runs

Hashan Domindu – 2 wickets in 9 overs for 43 runs

2nd Innings- Sri Lanka – 236/9 in 48.5 Over


Roshan Anurudha – 48 runs of 55 balls

Hashan Dumindu – 47 runs of 61 balls

Anuk Fernandi – 40 runs of 44 balls

Bowlers- Coca Cola XI

P S Chaitanya Reddy – 2 wickets in 6 overs for 17 runs

Suraj Rai – 1 wicket in 9.5 overs for 45 runs.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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