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Madhur & Renu Bhandarkar with Gautam & Bhavna Jasra



Bhavna & Gautam Jasra celebrated their wedding anniversary this weekend at the fashionable and chic lounge, Ground Zero, a White Knight property where the talk of the night was the classy music & the ambiance.

Friends & loved ones turned up to party & celebrate with the couple.

Mumbai’s most eminent and stylish personalities such as Madhur & Renu Bhandarkar, Tanya and Kishen Kumar, Geeta Basra, Anisha and Salil Chaturvedi, Kunika Singh, Urvashi Sharma Joshi, Aksha and Mohit Kamboj were all there celebrating with the couple Bhavna & Gautam.

Expressing his delight on the occasion Basab Paul who co – hosted the evening with the couple said  “With “Invincible”, we wish to celebrate occasions with style  & pizzazz”.

Event Details:
Host – Bhavna & Gautam Jasra & Invincible
Venue – Ground Zero
Address – C’est La Vie, 164, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Date – 29th March, 2014
Timings – 10 pm Onward


Asin’s picturesque property down south

Asin has a farmhouse down south, which is located in the hill station of Vagamon in Kerala, and personally looks into its maintenance. It has a river flowing through it and She takes off often to that tranquil place.

It is her family property and its where’s she’d spend most of her summer holidays back in her school days. Many of her friends from the industry have also visited the pretty picturesque property.

Rohit Shetty commented on seeing her Farmhouse “If I ever had such a beautiful house, i’d never feel like coming back to mumbai”

If sources are to be believed, all food is grown there organically and there’s cattle in the farm for fresh milk and swans in the property. Its literally according to her ‘her little piece of heaven’.

Asin also paints and loves reading and whenever she’s there that’s exactly what she does!


Shreyas inaugurates new office on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa

31 March 2014, Mumbai: Shreyas Talpade is known to be a man of Tradition. He has been celebrating Gudipadwa ever since he was a child and always has been important day in their family. Traditionally celebrated at his residence but this year was different. Shreyas has recently opened a sprawling corner office in light his new upcoming release ‘Poshter Boyz’.

The whole team of Poshter Boyz was present at this auspicious occasionat the new office and joined hands in unison for a new and prosperous year for the family and the film.  Shreyas and Deepti, Hadi Ali Abrar, Samir Patil, Aniket VishwasRao, Pooja Sawant and Pushpank Gawade were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Shreyas said “Gudi Padwa is a festival for families above all. This my second film as a producer so I have been working in close quarters with all teams. The bonding that I have had with them all has given be my second family. I am very happy to see so many members of the ‘Poshter Boyz’ team under one roof again. I have total faith that our collective prayers will bring success to our film and Affluence Movies”

Poshter Boyz is set to release on 4 July 2014.



Actor-producer Saheem Khan, who has to his credit as many as 40 TV serials as an actor and who was last seen in films like Madhur Bhandarkar’s  Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji  and Chehra is all set to bounce back into the limelight with his latest music album Piya starring himself with the sexy new face Khushboo Sinha. The video is being shot extensively in and around various places in Mumbai, with Nadeem Ansari, who is also doubling up as the Director of Photography for the music video.

According to Saheem, Piya is not a feature film but it has a story board which revolves around a criminal love story and its USP is a sufi track which runs along with the main plot.Nazim K Ali has not only written the song but also sung the number which has been composed by Mayank.”I play the role of a lover who decides to embark on a robbery by joining hands with his girl friend but when they lay their hands on the booty, the girl double crosses him and sets out to kill him but he escapes”, says Saheem, who is also banking on an art film like Parakasht and  an out and out commercial action packed thriller like Power of Money in which his  co-stars are Vinod Khanna, Raj Babbar and Mahesh Manjrekar .

Khushboo Sinha, who has earlier worked in as many as four music videos and is now also playing the romantic lead in a Tamil film which has been as yet untitled with Dinesh Panikkar as the director says that she is keeping her fingers crossed and looking forward to being teamed opposite Saheem in films, since she considers him not only to be a dear friend but also a philosopher as well as guide.


Promo Sapiens signs Mickey McCleary and The Bartender’s

Mikey McCleary, Music Composer, Producer and performer has signed with Promo Sapiens for his exclusive representation across live and composition businesses. Promo sapiens, a specialized full service celebrity solutions company with interests in all verticals of celebrity management businesses, currently exclusively manages bigwigs like Kailash kher & Hard kaur.

Mikey McCleary – the New Zealand composer- producer – performer, who lives in Mumbai and has composed music for Bollywood films, most notably including Khoya Khoya Chand and Hawa Hawai  (Film: Shaitan), O Lal Meri, Mast Kalandar (Film: David), Dhak Dhak (Film: Nautanki Saala) and for the film Shanghai. Mikey is one of the most renowned names in advertising jingle composition and has composed India’s few of the most memorable sound tracks for brands like Levi’s, Coca-Cola, Vodafone Going by the stage name, ‘The Bartender’ he has released two albums so far, ‘’Classic Bollywood: Shaken not Stirred’’- this album reinvents Bollywood songs in a jazzy seductive style . For Amitabh Bachchan’s  birthday bash, Mikey composed his next, a special album – ”B Seventy” and performed it live with his band including sensational singers like Shalmali Kholgade, Saba Azad and Anushka Manchanda.

Mikey on his association was quoted as saying , ‘As an artist, it’s so important for me to surround myself with a team of enthusiastic people who understand and appreciate the music that I create. I have found that team of people at Promo Sapiens and I am really excited about us working together.’

Pakul Chaturvedi, Chief Asia Pacific, Promo Sapiens welcoming Mikey said, ‘Mikey has an extraordinary sense of Music that has translated to success both in films and on stage. Mikey has given re-birth to Bollywood classics, this distinctive style of his Music engages audiences from all age groups equally. His natural charisma and ability to create exceptionally unique music are characteristics that we will look to capitalize and strengthen his brand value. Our team is extremely excited to be working with yet another kind of musician and to explore and evaluate future opportunities.’





April, 2014 — On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album.  For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.

XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson’s archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.

Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity.  It’s a process Reid calls “contemporizing.” The album’s lead producer, Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work. Additional producers include global hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain.

“Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world,” remarked L.A. Reid. “Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”

The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process.  He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them.   This is true of the new project.    Written by Michael Jackson and Jerkins, and produced by Jackson and Jerkins, “Xscape” has further significance in that it is the one track on the album that was ‘contemporized’ by the producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds.  He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit.   We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

XSCAPE is a long awaited collection of exciting new music that will thrill the legions of fans of one of the world’s most revered and best-selling artists, as well as attract a whole new generation discovering his artistry for the first time. In conjunction with the release of XSCAPE, Epic / Sony Music will launch an unprecedented global campaign with the One Sony sister companies, Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, and Sony Network Entertainment International drawing from all of Sony’s strengths and consumer reach.

“Michael has long been a treasured member of the larger Sony family,” said Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation. “Starting with the release of ‘Off The Wall’ in 1979, Sony Music Entertainment has since released all of Michael’s recordings. We are thrilled and privileged to be collaborating as One Sony to celebrate Michael’s latest legacy, and bringing his fans an exclusive experience through our upcoming initiatives with our products and services.”

More news about Michael Jackson’s upcoming album will be revealed in the coming weeks. Keep visiting for new details.

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Michael Jackson is one of the most beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time.  He was also a dedicated philanthropist and an astute business professional.   To date Jackson has sold 1 billion records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 17 Grammy Awards including 8 in one year, a record in itself, and received 26 American Music Awards, including the Artist of the Century Award.   Jackson defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking short films as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and the classic “Thriller,” which in 2009 became the first and only music video inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. In his short films “Black or White”, “They Don’t Care About Us”, “Bad and “Smooth Criminal” and others, Jackson set an aesthetic standard for video production that remains unsurpassed even today. The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil have produced two top shows:  Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is the #9 top grossing tour of all time; and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE, a new permanent show at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, which is breaking box office records and receiving critical raves.     Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves continue to inspire today’s performers and new generations of fans worldwide continue to discover his artistry.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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