Ishkq in Paris at a theatre near you 5th October,2012

Ishkq in Paris at a theatre near you 5th October,2012

Shot extensively in the romantic city of Paris,Preity Zinta ‘s maiden production Ishkq in Paris is soon to see its release 5th October,2012.

Directed by Prem Raj,starring Preity Zinta , Rhehan Malliek and renowned French actress and two-time Academy nominee Isabelle Adjani ,the contemporary romance takes audiences through the journey of two complete strangers who end up spending the evening together in the romantic city of Paris only to cross paths once again in an unusual encounter.

Talking about the film says director Prem Raj “We are happy to announce that Ishkq is Paris is set to release October 2012…the film is extensively shot in Paris on par global parameters…Its a contemporary light hearted film ,with something for everyone”.

Under Preity Zinta’s home production banner PZNZ Media, Ishkq In Paris comes to a theatre near you 5th October,2012.


Madhushree’s new devotional album – SIDDHIVINAYAK, based on songs to Lord Ganesha all set to release at Siddhivinayak temple

Madhushree Bhattacharya, Bollywood’s leading playback singer lends her honeyed voice to the new album, named SIDDHIVINAYAKA, which is a tribute to Lord Ganesha, on the auspicious festival of Ganapati. The co-artists singing with her are Anup Jalota, Sumit Tappo, Jayant Pingulkar, Gaura Srivastava, Tushar Joshi, Sumit Saretha, Robby Badal and Vivek Badal. Robby Badal, Tushar Joshiand Vivek Badal have done the arrangement. The tracks in the album are Gaiye Ganpati, Jay Dev, Vakratunda, Om Gang Ganpatye and Jay Ganesh.

Madhushree who was recently nominated for her Tamil song ‘Un Pere Theriyathu’ at the 59th Filmfare Awards South for Best Singer (2012), is also gearing up to release her latest set of unique solo singles. This will be the first time she has experimented and given a new twist to her songs. Madhushree experiments with a new unique concept for these songs. There will be one song which she will sing in 3 languages, namely Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. Each language will have 3 versions to it. There will be the original, the remixed version and the unplugged version. The songs will have a romantic melodious theme to it, which is quintessentially her style. She is also working on 3 videos of the songs, which should release shortly.

The singer, who became widely known after working with Oscar winner A. R. Rahman was awarded best playback singer by The Hub in 2009. She has also won many awards for her performances, including the Stardust award of Best Female Playback Singing Sensation (2005) for the song ‘Kabhi Neem Neem’ from the movie ‘Yuva’, and Best Singer award at AV Max (2006). In 2007, she accompanied her mentor A. R. Rahman on a world tour, where she enthralled international audiences in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. Her most remarkable performance was at the prestigious Hollywood Ball (2006) in L.A., where she sang alongside A.R. Rahman.

In a short time, the singer who has sung songs such as, ‘Sharminda Hoon’, ‘Tum Bin Bataye’, ‘Yar Mila Tha’ and ‘Mahi Ve’, has become one of the most sought after playback singers in Bollywood. She has lent her melodious honeyed voice to most of the A-list actresses, ranging from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Katrina Kaif, Preity Zinta and so on. She has sung along side with renowned singers such as A. R. Rahman, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsale, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and others. She became known across the industry for her extensive vocal range. She sang in many movies ranging from Bollywood movies to south Indian movies. She currently sings in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali.

Some of her more famous Bollywood compositions are: ‘Sharminda Hoon – Ek Deewana Tha’, ‘Tum Bin Bataye – Rang De Basanti’, ‘In Lamhon Ke – Jodha Akbar’, ‘Ek Meetha Marz Dede – Welcome to Sajjanpur’, ‘Sau Janam – What’s your Raashee?’, ‘Baazi Lagaa – Guru’, ‘Mahi Ve – Kal Ho Na Ho’, ‘Yar Mila Tha – Blue’ and so on. Her Tamil hits include songs such as: ‘Marudhani’, ‘Naan Kanuvugal’, ‘Ragasiya Kanuvugal’, ‘Ithukkuthana’,’Vaaji Vaaji’, ‘Piddikum’, Mavilirage’, ‘Vaigasi Nilave’, ‘Sanda Kodi Kodi’, ‘Ding Dong’, ‘Thai Sonna’, and many others. She has also already released independent albums. They are ‘Vande Mataram – Meri Awaz Suno’, ‘Kuch Pal… Romantic Moments With Madhushree’and ‘Lagi Lagan’. Lagi Lagan, released by A. R. Rahman became a huge success. She has definitely become a name to reckon with in the playback music.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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