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Asha Bhonsle & Bappi Lahiri sung first time for “MAHASATI MAINA SUNDARI”

Title song for a historical story to be aired on Paras Channel from 13th April, based on “MAHASATI  MAINA  SUNDARI” from Jain Religion was recorded on 21st & 22nd March 2014 at Lahiri House, Juhu-Vile Parle scheme, Andheri, in voice of Asha Bhonsle & Bappi Lahiri for first time, music by Bappi Lahiri and song was penned by Rajan Layalpuri. Serial is being made under the banner of R.S.Pictures Productions. “MAHASATI  MAINA  SUNDARI” depicts life of human based on love & faith, it is based on Karma (human nature & behavior) which gives its bad or good results in his or her life itself. Asha ji said after a long time she has sung for a devotional song that to for the first time for a TV serial and with Bappi da, she also gave lots of best wishes to the makers.

Serial is being Produced by Rakesh Jain, with Story, Screenplay & Direction by Lakhvinder Singh, Dialogues by Shivraj Gujar & Dharmendra Upadhaya, DOP Utpal P Das, Choreography Natraj and Editing Krishna. Co-Producer is Pankaj Jain & Rajesh Jain.

Luckily on the same day there was a announcement that Music veteran Bappi Lahiri is contesting for Parliament election from Shreerampur in West Bengal for BJP. Isn’t it a lucky factor.

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Spotted, Lens eyes at workplace!

Indian Photography Edition, a community for intellectual, cultural, and personal interactions between Photographers throughout India with an aim to promote photography as an art, over 15000 working Indians, who, armed with their lens eye, pursued photography as a serious hobby.

The exhibition was preceded by conferences, lecture tours, workshops, seminars, and web-based networks, following which, over 15000 entries poured in.

The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was attended by celebrities Divya Khosla Kumar and Lesle Lewis and Anuradha Singh, Tarun Kumar and Abhinav Shukla played perfect hosts.

“Photography creates a feeling of mindfulness. When we slow down and pay attention to the small beautiful details our world has to offer, we affirm the preciousness of the present moment. All too often our minds are full of constant chatter concerning the past or the future.

“Photography can act as a form of meditative appreciation for living mindfully in the present, and help us to quell the runaway thoughts that enslave us. Hence, we wanted to give an outlet to those who prefer to see the world with their lens eye in their spare time, thus making time for what they love most,” explains a spokesperson.

The four categories were Nature, Wildlife, Culture, Portraits and Others were classified in the fifth category. 15 finalists have been chosen. Interestingly, the winners come from IT, Banking, Pharma, Insurance among others.

Yours to check out the top 250 and the winners on display at Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum on March 23, 9am-7pm.

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Singer Nakash Aziz sings Gay party song for film “DIL MANGEY KUCHH AUR”

A Party song for Gay community was recorded for Bhoomika Productions maiden Hindi feature film, based on Gay community “DIL MANGEY KUCHH AUR” on Wednesday, 19th March 2014 at Studio Kailasha, Andheri (W), in voice of singer Nakash Aziz (film R..Rajkumar ‘Sadi ke Fall Sa’ fame), under baton of music director Abhi Gadwe & Shree Gathe (Remix album ‘Baby Doll & Party To Banti Hai’ fame) with lyrics by Gopal Sharma.

Film is being produced by Rohit Kumar & Neeta Garbade  Film is directed by Rajesh Dubeay with screenplay by Niranjan Bhudhadara. Executive Producer is Anil Pawar.  Producers have earlier made many short films and this is their first full length feature film. Films cast are under finalization and will go on floor by end of this month. Producers Rohit & Neeta feels that this song based on Gays will play role of a bridge to bring Gays closer to society.

Film “DIL MANGEY KUCHH AUR” is based on Gay community, how they get attracted towards each other and how they get married. Debutant director Rajesh Dubeay said he is trying to show reality on life of Gay community, he also feels that if entire Gay community who are enrolled in voter list go for voting they will vote for a stable government. Rajesh Dubeay has earlier directed Tv serials like ‘Mere Apne’ starring Vinod Khanna for 9X, ‘Vivah’ starring Anju Mahendru for ZTV and ‘Waris’ starring Kiran Kumar, Ashish Vidyarthi for ZTV and made a film on naxalism for Film festival which was highly acclaimed.

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Kaanchi’s Music Launch: A magnificent Experience

Mumbai, 22nd March 2014: Subhash Ghai’s recent music launch for his much awaited film KAANCHI was a grand success. The evening was a star studded one, with special appearance by Jackie Shroff.

The industry’s who’s-who poured in with their well wishes for the director and the lead couple Mishti and Kartik Tiwari. The musical evening included memorable performances by singers Ankit Tiwari, Anweshaa and the talented composer duo Salim-Sulaiman. The glittering occasion also saw lyricist Ismail Darbar enjoying the performances.

The highlight of the evening was Subhash Ghai who danced with Jackie Shroff on stage, reminiscing the good old days. Hrithik Roshan, Madhur Bhandarkar and Dharmendra also dropped by later in the evening to wish the director.

Speaking about the grand music launch director Subash Ghai said, “I feel blessed to see the overwhelming support the film industry has extended towards me. I am touched by the positive response I have received for the recently released trailer and the music launch for Kaanchi.”

Director Subhash Ghai has also turned composer and lyricist for the first time with Kaanchi. He was seen rapping to a song on stage during the event, sung by the talented singer Mika. When initially approached to sing that song, Mika was so glad to be associated with the stellar director that he refused to accept any payment for it. The money was eventually given to an NGO run by the popular singer.

Directed by Subhash Ghai, Kaanchi is the story of an innocent rural beauty and her fight against power. Starring – Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Kartik Aaryan, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Rishabh Sinha and introducing Mishti, the musical drama is produced by Mukta Arts and is slated to release on 25th April, 2014.

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This season enjoy your favorite sports bonanza in High Definition with Tata Sky HD

Mumbai, 22nd March, 2014: Tata Sky, the leading DTH operator in India, brings all the exhilarating high voltage sports action this summer in complete high definition. With superior viewing experience and high picture quality, HD channels are surely the future of TV technology. For every sports enthusiast, sporting action available in High Definition makes sports viewing more thrilling. Tata Sky brings to you all the best sporting action from across the globe on Star Sports HD1, Star Sports HD2, Ten HD and Sony Six HD.

Today HD television sets are the highest sold category, the next wave of LED and 3D televisions are on the rise too. When each one of us enjoying HD viewing then the obvious icing on the cake is to ensure that you have the right HD set top box for the HD television. After all, your HD television needs HD channels to enjoy every sports experience. So why settle for anything lesser than the best!

With the ICC World T20 cricket tournament kicking off, Tata Sky has launched ‘Star Sports Premium HD’ an ad free premium HD service for its HD subscribers. The ad free slots will comprise of detailed and deeper analysis of the match and player bytes to keep the fans engaged with the on field drama. The service will be available from 21st March’14 till 6th April’14 (Free on 21st March for Tata Sky HD subscribers).

With ICC World T20 cricket tournament and The Formula 1 season underway. The Barclays Premier League, Spanish La Liga and the UEFA Champions League all reaching their climax and the FIFA World Cup kicking off this summer. This is the ultimate extravaganza for every passionate sports fanatic out there.

Isko laga daala toh life jingalala!

·  Star Sports HD1 & Star Sports HD2 are a part of South Sports Special
·  Sony Six along with Star Sports HD1 & Star Sports HD2 are a part of the Supreme Sports Kids
·  Ten HD is available on a-la carte as combo Ten pack along with Ten sports, Ten Cricket and Ten HD that can be clubbed with any of the above packs

(HD access fee @ Rs 125 pm to any of the above)

About Tata Sky

Launched in 2006, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. The company has invested in state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, partnered with global leaders to provide superior technology and set-up high-end 24×7 call centers across the country manned by multi-lingual customer service associates.

The Tata Sky brand has achieved significant milestones, industry accolades and is rated as the No 1 DTH brand by the ET Brand Equity 2012 most trusted brand survey. Recently Tata Sky+ HD has been rated as the ‘Product of the Year’, 2013 in the DTH category. The company has a presence in over 36,000 towns with connections of over 11.5 million.

For more information on Tata Sky, visit www.tatasky.com

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SSajid Khan Unveils the Grand First Look of HUMSHAKALS

~ The comedy caper promises 9 times the fun ~

Mumbai 21st March, 2014: Director Sajid Khan unveiled the first look of the biggest comedy entertainer of 2014, Humshakals, during the high octane India-Pakistan match last night on ‘Star Sports 3’. The motion poster can be viewed at http://bit.ly/Humshakals-MP

Humshakals stars the kings of comedy, Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor, the two male leads and the villain respectively, playing triple roles for the first time in Indian cinema. The gorgeous leading ladies are Tamannaah Bhatia, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta. The excitement of the fans amplified the energy, as the motion poster of the movie was introduced, in keeping with the promise of “9 times the fun”.

Directed by Sajid Khan, produced by Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment, and presented by Fox Star Studios, Humshakals is slated to release on 20th June, 2014.

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Sony Entertainment Television’s Bhoot Aaya is all set to enthrall its audience with yet another spine chilling episode this weekend. The thriller will two fold when the gorgeous actor Sheeba, also the producer of the show, will be the part of the episode. Sheeba will be seen portraying the role of a bengali mother who will fight with supernatural forces in order to save her daughter. Sharing screen with the stunning diva will be none other than the talented theater actor Makrand Deshpande.

Talking about her experience on being part of Bhoot Aaya, Sheeba says “It was an exciting story and a concept of Bengali tradition was the reason that attracted me to be a part of it. It was great experience and working with my husband who also directed me has portrayed the story very well in the series. It is always fun to work with Makrand, we have done couple of movies in the past and have managed to give an interesting combination on screen.”

Sharing his association with Bhoot Aaya, Makrand Deshpande says “I feel work chooses you and you don’t choose it. Bhoot Aaya is a really wonderful concept which is full of excitement, drama and gripping series. Akashdeep, the producer of the show is my best friend and most important person in my life because of which I couldn’t say no.  The role which I play was quite a challenging one and I love to be the part of horror generics.”

The episode will also feature the star cast of the movie ‘Gang of Ghosts’. The leading cast of the movie – Sharman Joshi, Mahi Gill, and the talented actors Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher will be seen narrating a gripping series of a mother-daughter who fall victims to Nishi Daak (a call for supernatural force which is usually governed by a tantric).

Get ready for this spooky episode of Bhoot Aaya on 23rd March, Sunday at 11:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Farhan Akhtar has been continuing to gather accolades for his performance in his last release Shaadi Ke Side Effects.

The talented actor has consciously picked up films across genres. He has acted in a bro-romance film like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and was then seen in a biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. His recent film Shaadi Ke Side Effects was more in the rom-com space and his upcoming next would be Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do which is a family drama.

As an actor Farhan has been seen exploring new genres and constantly re-inventing himself as an actor with every new project he takes.

His fans have started looking out for what the actor would choose next and with every new film Farhan begins to connect with a wider audience.

As an actor Farhan does not limit himself. Hence offering something new at all times.

Farhan is a multi facet personality. He adorns many feathers in his hat and is an actor- director- producer and singer.

Even in terms of acting, he continues to wow the audiences with his choice of roles.

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Sunny Leone off to a flying start at the Box Office!

Alt Entertainment’s Ragini MMS-2 took the box office by storm in the day shows, today.

The huge hype and buzz created by the makers around the film’s release resulted in a thunderous opening at multiplexes and single screens alike, and in every Centre, without exception.

Despite the  India Vs. Pakistan match, early trends seem to suggest that the film will not take a significant dip in the evening and night shows. Given the film’s moderate budget, the HORREX (horror and sex) sequel is expected to yield profits for the producers.

Remarked distributor Tarun Tandon of Indra Films (Nizam), “Ragini MMS-2 has opened very well and the word of mouth is superb. Despite the cricket match, the film will take an impressive number on Friday.”

Distributor Sanjay Chattar of Marudhar Entertainment said, “Ragini MMS-2 has taken a bumper opening in CP, Berar & Central India. It chills and thrills the audience. The shows are nearly full and the word of mouth is extremely positive.”

In the Eastern Circuit, the film took a flying start too. Said Debashish Dey of Aum Moviez, “Cricket lovers may not watch the film this evening but the movie goers will. There’s no stopping this film from Saturday. Go get horrified!”

The biggest territories in the trade, i.e. Mumbai and Delhi-UP-Punjab, witnessed huge footfalls right from the morning shows, a trend which continued through the day.

Said Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures, “The lethal combination of sex, horror, chartbusting music and Sunny Leone, accentuated by our aggressive and innovative marketing campaign, has brought joy at the box office. The audience appreciation for the film has taken it beyond intellectual opinions and reviews.”

Ragini MMS-2 has been successful in pleasing the multi-plexes and single screens, a feat that no other equivalent film this year can boast of.

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Kalki Koechlin and Vivek Oberoi joins P&G to help build a new block of classrooms at P&G Shiksha School in Delhi

In its 10th year, P&G Shiksha has touched the lives of over 420,000 children till date, by building & supporting over 220 schools across the country.

P&G Shiksha has enabled key infrastructure interventions, by building new schools, supporting existing schools or re-activating non-operational schools to build and protect the future of India.

Including New Delhi, P&G Shiksha has already touched the lives of over 4500 children across Northern India, by building & supporting over 40 schools.

New Delhi, 20th March, 2014: Having impacted the lives  of over 420, 000 children till date, P&G’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program P&G Shiksha continues to march forward with the motto ‘Padegha India, Badhega India’. In its 10th year, P&G Shiksha focuses its attention on driving infrastructure interventions by building and supporting schools across the country to enable children with access to education.  Supporting this endeavour, Actors Kalki Koechlin and Vivek Oberoi visited a P&G Shiksha School in Delhi, where they laid bricks to help build a new block of classrooms, enabling key interventions. The actors also turned teacher for the day, & engaged with children in interactive fun learning sessions and were very impressed with the confidence and enthusiasm demonstrated by the P&G Shiksha children.

The actors also shared their vision of empowering under privileged children with access to education, and together with P&G Shiksha urged consumers to make the simple brand choice and join the program’s drive by purchasing P&G products such as Tide, Ariel, Whisper, Pampers, Olay, Head &Shoulders, Pantene, Vicks, Gillette, Oral-B & AmbiPur. These purchases enable the company to channelize part of the sales proceeds towards building and supporting schools across the country.

With the construction of the new block at the P&G Shiksha School in New Delhi alone, over a 250 children will get immediate access to education. With the objective of providing access to education for every child across the nation, P&G Shiksha is working extensively towards making key infrastructure interventions. P&G Shiksha has been instrumental in the change by equipping schools with necessary amenities from building classrooms to toilets, providing clean drinking water to setting up playgrounds, thereby significantly reducing the school dropout rate and improving the overall literacy rate.

Supporting this initiative, Kalki Koechlin said, “This is my first year of partnering with P&G Shiksha, and I am delighted to be part of a movement focused on building and supporting schools across the country. I truly believe that education is a basic right of every child and it is heartening to see a movement like P&G Shiksha facilitating education for underprivileged children and helping them realise their dreams and providing them a better standard of living. With 42% rural areas in India still not having access to primary schools and 30% of primary schools not having proper toilets; infrastructure is a key issue at schools across the country. I am thrilled by laying bricks here today; my efforts will immediately impact the lives of over 250 children and hundreds more in the years to come. It is a proud moment for me and I encourage all of you to make the simple brand choice of buying P&G products as a part of the sales proceeds will go towards building and supporting schools. Today, at the P&G Shiksha School, not only did I discover the teacher in me, but was overwhelmed with the experience of helping build a school for children, who are the future of our country.”

Speaking on the occasion, Vivek Oberoi said ‘It is a truly enriching experience to be here today and partner with P&G Shiksha on their mission to build and support schools across the country. By laying the foundation for building new block at this school, we’re immediately changing the lives of over 250 children. Enabling access to education through infrastructure interventions is a movement I’m proud to be associated with and encourage all of you to make the simple brand choice of buying P&G products as a part of the proceeds will go towards building and supporting schools.”

P&G Shiksha has over the years received generous support from many thought leaders and celebrities such as Anupam Kher, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Anil Kumble, Rani Mukherjee, John Abraham, Abhay Deol, Farah Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sameera Reddy, Huma Qureshi, Sushmita Sen, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Konkona Sen, Neha Dhupia, Soha Ali Khan, Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jatin Das, Shaan, Chitrangada Singh, Soha Ali Khan,  Shruti Hassan, Pankaj Advani and many more.

P&G Shiksha also allows consumers to share in their support. This can be easily done by buying any P&G Product such as Tide, Ariel, Whisper, Pampers, Olay, Head &Shoulders, Pantene, Vicks, Gillette, Oral-B & AmbiPur and part of the proceeds will go towards building and supporting schools. Consumers can also visit P&G Shiksha’s online partner – Amazon.in (www.amazon.in/pgshiksha) to buy P&G products & support this cause.

With a motto of ‘Padhega India, Badhega India’ – P&G Shiksha believes that the secret to a brighter India lies in the quality of education of our children.

About P&G Shiksha:

P&G Shiksha is an integral part of P&G’s global philanthropy program. Launched in 2004, P&G Shiksha has grown immensely, with the help of strong support from consumers. Till date, P&G Shiksha has helped over 420,000 children gain access to education by building and supporting over 220 schools across India in association with NGO partners like Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Round Table India (RTI), Save the Children (STC) and many more. P&G has made a cumulative donation of over Rs. 28 crores since inception towards building new schools, providing critical infrastructural amenities at existing schools or reviving non-operational government schools. Become part of the conversation on www.facebook.com/pgshiksha or #PGShiksha.

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Another Bollywood entry into Politics
Meet the new entrant of Samajwadi Party: Shri Kamaal Khan

The  no. 1 movie critic, Kamaal R. Khan aka KRK while his stint in Bollywood now also enters politics.

Kamaal R. Khan was ceremoniously announced as the new entrant of the Samajwadi Party, as a candidate of the North West District.

He witnessed the first party meeting along with other members of the party

He says ” it is indeed a pleasure to be working for the party you belong and believe in and I am here to stay ”

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Couturier Manali Jagtap’s gesture on International Down Syndrome Day

The prêt specialist; Manali Jagtap designed for the intellectually challenged special kids on ‘International Down Syndrome Day’ for the Parents of Down’s Syndrome Association at the 11thRang Birangi Shyam.

Designer Manali Jagtap brings out her philanthropic side with her mother Mrs. Tejaswini Jagtap; President of Umeed Charitable Trust by ably supporting the Parents of Down’s syndrome Association.

The evening with dance performances & entertaining acts by the special kids was followed by a fashion show with designer Manali Jagtap exclusively designing for the special kids. Aarti Chabria was the showstopper for the evening.

11th Rang Birangi Shyam saw the attendance of Amole Gupte & many others from the entertainment industry that came forth in support of the special kids on International Down Syndrome Day.

21 March 2014 marks the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

Manali Jagtap has been at the forefront of fashion and with the launch of her label in 2010 followed by her flagship store in 2011. Her collections have become synonymous with sophisticated drama, feminine motifs, unabashed grandeur and contemporary structure amply visible in her designs – from romantic, corseted silhouettes to Regal Sherwanis.

Manali Jagtap’s enthusiasm for couture fashion resonates in her designs, resplendent with signature layering, dazzling embellishments, intricate draping and exquisite attention to detail.

The Fashion Show was cheoreographed by Shie Lobo

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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