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Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Sonalee Kulkarni and Sukhwinder Singh rocks Mulund festival 2013

Mulund Festival initiated by Charan Singh Sapra – MLC & Chairman of Sewak (NGO) concluded yesterday with a Starring Goodbye to year 2013. The 5 day event started from 25st – 29th Dec 2013 was a Grand Success. It featured more than 10000 participants in 10 different events which included Karaoke Singing, Dancing, Box Cricket, Body Building, Badminton, Painting, Rangoli, Marathon, Carnival Junction, Harley Davidson Bike Rally and many more. Charan Singh Sapra said, “We are bringing all the sections of societies & people of different age groups on a common platform & also give them a chance to exhibit & excel their talents.”

The Theme “Masti-Mohabbat Mail” started with a Carnival Junction which was inaugurated by Marathi Actress Mrinal Kulkarni. Followed by Harley Davidson Bike rally with the Message of “Save Girl Child” which was Flagged-off by Bollywood Star Shreyas Talpade, He said, ““It was an awesome experience for the Mulund people. Where lots of amazing bikes all at one place”…This train traveled into the hearts of every resident of Mulund and took them to an unforgettable journey of fun, love and togetherness. Body Building competition was a mega hit where Bollywood star Murli Sharma and Vineet Sharma were seen praising body builders and appreciating their six packs. The festival also witnessed Lavani performance by Marathi Actress Sonalee Kulkarni On the song Apsara Ali.

The Grand Finale on 29th December had smashing performance by Sukhwinder Singh and his troupes on the song Chak de which made the crowd go Balle-Balle. Comedian VIP had the crowd in splits and everybody was seen laughing, Charan Singh Sapra was seen bonding with Arshad Warsi, Arshad Warsi said, “its fun to celebrate mulund festival with all my fans. It’s a beautiful fest of “Masti Mohabbat Mail.”

Parineeti Chopra was seen entertaining the audience by her beautiful voice she said, “I feel lucky to be here and its great place to enjoy and forget everything. And I am happy be a part of this.” The festival was celebrated by mulundies with lots of fun and pomp. Others present at the event were Shekhar Suman, Politician Janardhan Chandurkar, Sanjay Patil, Dharmesh Jain and Mr Syoraj Valmiki-Secretary AICC also graced d occassion.

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• 2014 ATP World Tour Season – The opening week kicks off with three tournaments, beginning Sunday with the Brisbane International. On Monday, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha and the Aircel Chennai Open get underway. Overall, seven of the Top 10 players in the year-end Emirates ATP Rankings are in action. Here’s a look at the three tournaments:
• Qatar ExxonMobil Open – An all-time tournament-best five of the Top 10 are in the field, including three of the top four (first time since 2009), led by World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 3 David Ferrer, No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 7 Tomas Berdych and No. 9 Richard Gasquet, who is the reigning champion (d. Davydenko). Murray, who underwent back surgery on Sept. 23, makes his return to the ATP World Tour. He won the title in 2008-09 and was runner-up in ‘07. He is 14-1 in Doha. The other former winner in the field is Nikolay Davydenko (2010), who also was runner-up last year and in 2011. The 32-year-old Russian has a 25-9 career record in Doha. Nadal is 14-5 lifetime in Doha, reaching the final in 2010 and the semi-finals in 2011-12. This is the third time the Spaniard comes into Doha as World No. 1 (2009, QF; ’11, SF). A Top 10 player has been crowned champion the past five years in Doha:
— Murray Fast Starter: Murray has won an ATP World Tour title the last four times he played in the opening week of the season, including the past two in Brisbane. Of the previous six times he’s opened the season in the first week, he has compiled a 24-2 match record, winning the past 19 matches:
Tourn. Result (Opponent)
2013 Brisbane Won (d. Dimitrov)
2012 Brisbane Won (d. Dolgopolov)
2009 Doha Won (d. Roddick)
2008 Doha Won (d. Wawrinka)
2007 Doha Runner-up (l. to Ljubicic)
2006 Adelaide 2R (l. to Berdych)

— Multiple Champions: Murray is one of four multiple winners in tournament history (since 1993):
No. (Years)
Roger Federer 3 (2005-06, ’11)
Andy Murray 2 (2008-09)
Petr Korda 2 (1996, ‘98) Stefan Edberg 2 (1994-95)

— 20th Anniversary: This year marks the 20th anniversary of tournament director Karim Alami’s biggest career win over World No. 1 Pete Sampras. Alami, who was a qualifier ranked No. 205, defeated Sampras 36 62 64 in the 1R.

• Brisbane International – Roger Federer makes his tournament debut in Brisbane and this is the first time the 32-year-old Swiss native begins the opening week of the season Down Under since 2000 when he reached the 2R in Adelaide. Seven other times Federer has begun the season in Doha, winning the title in 2005-06 and ’11. He also was a semi-finalist in 2009-10, ’12 and quarter-finalist in ’03. The last time he played an ATP World Tour Aussie tournament before the Australian Open was in Sydney in 2002 (d. Chela for title). The other seeds are: No. 2 Kei Nishikori, No. 3 Gilles Simon, No. 4 Kevin Anderson, No. 5/last year’s finalist Grigor Dimitrov, No. 6 Feliciano Lopez, No. 7 Dimitry Tursunov and No. 8 Jeremy Chardy. The past four finals have been by a Top 10 player in Brisbane.
— Aussie Title Hopes –Three of the top four Aussies in the Emirates ATP Rankings are in the field: Lleyton Hewitt, Marinko Matosevic and Matthew Ebden. Hewitt is the last Aussie to win the Aussie title in the opening week of the season when the tournament was held in Adelaide in 2000.

— Ross Returns – Five-time ATP World Tour doubles winner Ross Hutchins, who missed the 2013 season after being diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) shortly after last Christmas, is playing with countryman Colin Fleming. In 2012, the duo won two titles and reached two other finals. They served as alternates at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.

• Aircel Chennai Open – The only ATP World Tour tournament in India, one of eight in Asia, is led by top seed and 2011 champion Stanislas Wawrinka, who is coming off his best career season with a No. 8 year-end ranking. The 28-year-old Swiss No. 2 is the top seed in an ATP World Tour tournament for the sixth time in his career. Last season he was top seed in Casablanca where he lost in the semi-finals. There are two other former winners in the field, reigning champion Janko Tipsarevic and top Russian Mikhail Youzhny (2008). The other expected seeds are: No. 2 Youzhny, No. 3 Fabio Fognini, No. 4 Benoit Paire, No. 5 Vasek Pospisil, No. 6 Marcel Granollers, No. 7 Edouard Roger-Vasseliln and No. 8/last year’s finalist Roberto Bautista Agut.
• Indian Title Hopes – Top Indian Somdev Devvarman is the only native player to reach the final in tournament history (since 1996) with his runner-up effort in 2009 (l. to Cilic). He came back from a 2012 shoulder injury to finish last year No. 90.
• Milestone Watch – Wawrinka is two match wins away from 300 in his career (298-198). Three other Swiss players have reached the 300-wins plateau in their career: Federer (923), Marc Rosset (433) and Jakob Hlasek (432).

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• January Action Heats Up – There are five tournaments on the ATP World Tour in January leading into the Australian Open. Overall, eight of the Top 10 players in the Emirates ATP Rankings will be in action in the first two weeks of the season leading into Melbourne (except No. 2 Djokovic, No. 10 Tsonga). No. 3 David Ferrer, who led the ATP World Tour with the most singles matches played (84) last season, is the only Top 10 player in action the first two weeks (Doha, Auckland).
• January Title Winners – Getting off to a quick start in the opening month of the season is common place for the Big Four, led by Roger Federer with seven titles in January. Here is a look at the players with multiple titles in the opening month:
No. Titles
– Roger Federer 7 * ’11, ’05-06 Doha; ’10, ’06-07 Australian Open;
’02 Sydney
– Novak Djokovic 5 ’08, ’11-13 Aus. Open; ’07 Adelaide
– Lleyton Hewitt 5 ’00-01, ’04 Sydney; ’98, ’00 Adelaide
– David Ferrer 4 ’07, 11-13 Auckland
– Andy Murray 4 ’12-13 Brisbane; ’08-09 Doha
– Nikolay Davydenko 3 ’10 Doha; ’03, ’07 Adelaide
– Marin Cilic 2 2009-10 Chennai
– Jarkko Nieminen 2 ’12 Sydney, ’06 Auckland
*One title (’04 Aust. Open) came on Feb. 1 and not included in total

• Top 10 Start Strong – In the past four years, 16 of the 24 tournaments (67%) in the month of January have been won by a Top 10 player, including five of six last season. Here is a look at the Top 10 winners since 2010:
2013 – Brisbane Andy Murray (3) Chennai Janko Tipsarevic (9) Doha Richard Gasquet (10) Auckland David Ferrer (5) Australian Open Novak Djokovic (1)
2012 – Brisbane Andy Murray (4) Doha Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6) Auckland David Ferrer (5) Australian Open Novak Djokovic (1)
2011 – Brisbane Robin Soderling (5) Doha Roger Federer (2) Auckland David Ferrer (7) Australian Open Novak Djokovic (3)
2010 – Brisbane Andy Roddick (7) Doha Nikolay Davydenko (6) Australian Open Roger Federer (1)
• January Winning Streak – Novak Djokovic has a 21-match winning streak in the month of January, having won the past three Australian Open titles (2011-12-13). His last loss in January came in five sets in the quarter-finals in 2010 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
• Coaching Carousel – Four of the Top 10 (five of Top 20) in the 2013 year-end Emirates ATP Rankings have new coaches going into the 2014 season:
2) Novak Djokovic Boris Becker (head coach), also w/Marian Vajda 3) David Ferrer Jose-Francisco Altur 6) Roger Federer Stefan Edberg 9) Richard Gasquet Sergi Bruguera 17) Kei Nishikori Michael Chang, also w/Dante Bottini
Also: No. 37 Marin Cilic (w/Goran Ivanisevic) and No. 42 Juan Monaco (w/Jose Clavet and Diego Junqueira)

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Star-Studded Reception At Aamna Sharif-Amit Kapoor Wedding

Actress Aamna Sharif recently tied the knot with producer-distributor Amit Kapoor the son of Shabnam kapoor and Lalit Kapoor in a star-studded affair at the plush Taj Land’s End in Bandra on Saturday and the who’s who of Bollywood and the television industry turned up to congratulate the couple on their special day.

Looking resplendent in a Manish Malhotra creation (blue lehenga-choli, which was teamed up with a pink dupatta), Aamna Sharif and her husband welcomed the guests comprising Bollywood actors Ahay Deol, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda, Nikhil Dwivedi and television actors such as Karanveer Bohra, Mouni Roy, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Aamir Ali, Ragini Khanna among others.

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India’s No 1 Ranked Dj Akhtar to blow your minds this New year’s Eve

Did you have a dull year? Are you waiting for a reason to change it? Well, the count down has begun for the biggest New Year`s bash. It`s not just another party. It`s promises to be LEGEND – wait for it – DARY, LEGENDARY. This grand affair promises to be the best night of your life. Make new friends, enjoy the latest songs by your favourite DJs, eat your heart out and dance like there`s no tomorrow.

Begin the year 2014 on a higher note.

Renaissance Powai, invites you to their biggest Party ever, on 31st December. Organised by Mokshiva Entertainment, bid adieu to this godforsaken year and kick start the year 2014 with a bang. Be a part of the lucky few.

We have TWO DJs!!!

Let us tell you that we have two DJs lined up for this one. India very own no.1, DJ Akhtar will blow your minds with his elegant mix of famous bollywood tracks. Akhtar is known for delivering as per his masses needs. His set will keep you wanting for more. Well, if shaking your legs to his groovy tunes was not enough, there`s another surprise. DJ Candice Redding, the South African import, will entice you with her seasoned taste in EDM. She has already performed at SUNBURN and is waiting to make you dance.

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Rubina wants to become a Jeannie

“With fame and success that I have, I’m happy where I stand. But when I ask myself is this all I wanted to do? A voice comes from within that says – life’s not just about fiction, follow your heart and make your fantasies come true”, says Rubina Dilaik who believes that life’s too short to crib about miseries and big enough to transform your dreams into reality and plans into actions.

She has a bucket list for herself which is full of interesting and crazy things that she wants to do in life.

This pretty actress plays a Jeannie in SAB TV’s show ‘Jeannie and Juju’ and wishes to be a Jeannie in reality so that in the blink of an eye she could disappear and be in every corner of the world as she loves traveling and she truly believes in the quote that says-“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”. Sticking to the saying she wants travelling to be a part of every chapter of her life.

She wants to roam around all exotic and unheard places and live life like a native of that land to experience the real essence of that place. Catching a train from Europe to Singapore that takes two months is one of her recent whimsies.

Another thing that tops her bucket list is to perfect her Guitar playing skills. She wants to gather all her friends at a beach and sing live for them.

Well, we can’t wish for Rubina to become a Jeannie but we do wish that all her dreams are fulfilled!

Tune into Jeannie Aur Juju every Monday – Friday at 9:30pm only on SAB TV

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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