Aamir Khan next most awaited release after3 Idiots is Talaash. Talaash also marks the coming together of Dil Chahata team after 10 years – Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Aamir Khan. Directed by Reema Katgi, it’s the first film to release after IPL. Aamir Khan will be seen with his two of his favorite heroines, Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor.
Balaji’s Rock The Shaadi is already making a lot of news with Abhay Deol coming in fun Punjabi comedy. Directed by Navdeep Singh of critically acclaimed Manorma Six Feet Under; the film stars Abhay Deol and Genelia Dsouza. Rock the Shaadi as the title suggest revolves around a Punjabi wedding.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maatru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola is a rustic Rajasthani humors film. Imran Khan is going through physical training and a complete makeover for the film. Imran Khan will be paired for the first time with Anushka Sharma. Film goes on floor in February and is slated to release in 2012.
Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s official biopic of Milkha Singh called Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Farhan Akhtar will play the lead with of Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar will go through an extensive training.
Balaji and Phantom’s Lootera is a much stylized film set in 50s. Directed by the acclaim director of Udaan, Vikramaditya Motwane, it is almost homecoming for him, as he works once again with Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Behl. Pairing for the first time is Sonakshi Sinha and Ranvir Singh. This is Ranvir Singh’s first film outside Yashraj films.
Gautham Menon’s Ekk Deewana Tha is a remake of his cult hit. Everyone in Bollywood is gunning to make remakes; here Gautham Menon is essentially remaking his own love story. Prateik’s first solo romantic film opposite Amy Jackson is releasing on Feb 17. AR Rahman’s is back with a romantic musical after a very long time.
Karan Johar’s Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a valentine release sees an interesting pair of the young Khan, Imran Khan with Kareena Kapoor. Directed by debutant film maker, Shakun Batra, film is set to release on Feb 10. A slice of life romantic film set in Las Vegas and Mumbai is a perfect valentine outing. Dharma Productions and Amit Trivedi team up for the first time.
With the trade vouching for him as one of the most saleable stars in the industry today, Emraan Hashmi aka Hitman Hashmi has proved yet again that he is the “darling of the masses” .
Says acclaimed critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh “Emraan Hashmi has proved it in the past and again with The Dirty Picture, that he is the darling of the masses. His strength lies in his mass appeal. His choice of films, his choice of roles is worth noting which explains why his films automatically open to very good houses when they release”
Confirms Vajir Singh,Box Office India “The kind of films that Emraan has been doing are all entertainment films. He experiments but doesn’t cross his boundaries. He does very massy movies. In Indian cinema, songs play a very vital role. His choice of cinema, his choice of songs has been very good. Hence after Salman Khan, its Emraan Hashmi who is the king of single screen cinema. ”
After films like Murder and its sequel ,Jannat,Raaz 2 and The Dirty Picture , the actor famously known as ‘hero of the masses’ , has carved a niche for himself, with a fan base that very few in the industry enjoy .A favorite at the box office ,Emraan Hashmi has also managed to get cash registers ringing for films made on small budgets. While Murder was made on a budget of 19cr, the film grossed over 58 Cr worldwide, Jannat collected Rs.32,47,00,000 in 5 weeks, a considerable amount for its small budget. Murder 2 collected 36.5 crores in its first week while Raaz 2 grossed over Rs.30 crore at the box office, making it the highest grossing horror film in India
Seconding that says Ekta Kapoor “Emraan Hashmi has done great work with us both in The Dirty Picture and OUATIM…He’s the kind of actor who guarantees success, he has a massive fan following and his association with Balaji is going to be longstanding”
If sources are to be believed Emraan Hashmi is also the latest to join the club of the highest paid actors in the industry going by his consistent track record. Says Komal Nahta “ Every actor raises his price after delivering hits. Business-wise there’s a comfort level with Emraan now”
Currently the actor is shooting for Jannat 2 and Raj Kumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar.
By Aryeman Raj
Jackky Bhagnani brought in his birthday (25th December) on the terrace of Pooja House, with friends and family. SRK along with Prahlad Kakkar were among the first to walk in. SRK had a party he was hosting at his place on Christmas eve, but was gracious enough to stop by for ten minutes – which extended to an hour at Jackky’s to wish him. Many guests hopped between the two bashes.
Family was very present with Vashu Bhagnani and wife Pooja, and also soon to be wed couples Honey and Dheeraj, Riteish and Genelia.
Also present were Rohit Dhawan and Varun Dhawan, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sanjay Gadhvi,Dia Mirza, Bipasha Basu, Ekta Kapur, Sajid Khan, Farah Ali Khan, Mushtaq Sheikh, Sharman Joshi, Shamita Shetty and Raj Kundra, Vishesh Bhatt, Chunky Pandey, Harman Baweja and a host of others.
Picture courtesy – Virendra Chawla
BY ARYEMAN RAJ
AR Rahman is an ambitious musician. And he wants to scale new heights with every film he works on.
After Rockstar, he comes with romantic album of Ek Deewana Tha. It’s a special film, as he pairs once again with Gautham Menon.
Since Ek Deewana Tha is a love story, Rahman was keen to release the music at the most iconic romantic place. And what better than Taj Mahal at Agra.Taj Mahal at Agra, 8th wonder of the world has been immortalised and recognised as epitome of love.
AR Rahman, Gautham Menon, Prateik and Amy Jackson released music at the iconic Taj Mahal.
While there were lots of concerns to reach, with fog playing havoc and permissions coming last minute, Ek Deewana Tha managed a music launch at beautiful setting.
After the music launch at Taj Kheema, where you can see Taj at the background, AR Rahman, Gautham Menon, Prateik and Amy Jackson went to Taj Mahal to see the monument in its full glory.
Gautham Menon’s Ek Deewana Tha is a love story all set to release in valentine’s month, February.
Ekk Deewana Tha is the story of Sachin, an engineer who has managed to complete his degree, but who is completely obsessed with the world of cinema and films. Hanging around at filmsets, waiting outside director’s offices and spending time with an assistant director friend is what makes most of his days. And just when life was churning its monotonous cycle, Sachin and his family shift to a temporary home in Juhu and it is in this new place, that he sees ‘her’ for the first time. Jessie…. It is love at first sight for Sachin. And when he finds out that she lives in the house upstairs, he leaves no chance to match her, catch her attention or generally try to make conversation with her.
Jessie is a Malayalee Christian with strict orthodox parents. To make matters worse, she is also a year older to Sachin. All the odds seem stacked against him… and finally one day, when pushed into a corner, he confesses to her that he likes her…. But Jessie is headstrong and refuses to accept that she has any feeling for him. She insist that they should be friends and that anything further would make life very difficult for her. And yet, she feels the need to meet him and talk to him. This is a love story musical between the quintessential romantic Sachin and the confused yet headstrong Jessie and the highs and lows of being in love and the pleasure/pains associated with it.
Pointers on Ekk Deewana Tha
- Ek Deewana Tha is being produced by Fox Star Studios, one of the biggest production houses of the world.
- The music has been given by AR Rahman.
- The music launch of Ekk Deewana Tha was to happen in Taj Mahal but due to some permission issue by the ASI the music launch was shifted to one of the hotels which has a very good view of Taj Mahal.
- Gautham Menon who is one of the biggest filmmakers in the south has directed the film.
- Ek Deewana Tha is Prateik’s first solo love story.
- Featuring Prateik and Amy Jackson in Ek Deewana Tha releases on 3rd Feb.
- This film is a remake of Gautham Menon’s own Tamil film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
TARUN RAI, CEO Worldwide Media commented,
“Since its inception in the ’50s, the Filmfare Awards has been the gold standard to gauge excellence in cinema. The award night has become the most sought after event in these last 60 years and continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the denizens of the film industry. The pioneers of Indian film awards take this opportunity to announce the 57th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011, at the luxurious Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, New Delhi. This is the fourth consecutive year that Idea has been associated with the Filmfare Awards, setting a benchmark for cinematic and entertainment excellence in the country:.
Gracing the occasion to announce the most anticipated award ceremony of 2012, was glamour boy Imran Khan, along with Mr. Tarun Rai – Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Media and Mr. Rajat Mukarji – Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Idea Cellular. Together they lit the lamp marking the start of yet another magical journey to honour Hindi cinema’s best.
Anil Shetty,Babubhai Thiba,Rajeev Kumar and Uttam Tiwari of Ultimate Tele & Cine Pvt Ltd organised the press conference of their Fiesta with Senorita 2011 at Tulip Star,Juhu.DJ Sheizwood,Vaidehi and Sunil Grover were the first to come for the event.
Mallika Sherawat came on time for the press conference.She talk about her performance on 31st.She is very happy for her hit song Jalebi bai.She also told the media that this time there will be Spanish theme to this event .Host of the show will be Sunil Grover and Vaidehi will be new pop singer who will be introduced on this occasion.Dj Sheizwood will the main dj of 31st New Year party.The event will be managed by Chirag Vaishnav and Sanjay Kotadia of ICAN Entertainment.
By ARYEMAN RAJ
Fitness enthusiasts from all walks of life will compete against each other at ‘Spinnathon 2011’. This year, the venue is at a larger scale than ever before, is Mumbai’s most beloved locations, at the edge of the Arabian Sea, under the tall coconut trees at the Priyadarshani Park (PDP) Nepeansea road.
The event, a brainchild of noted fitness expert Baqar Nasser who runs an indoor cycling studio in Mumbai and other parts of the country has been conducting the event for the past six years in the city. Mr.Yash Chopra, actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, Rohit Roy, the team Strings (Maqsud, Billal and Faisal Kapadia), Dr. Indu Shahani (Sheriff of Mumbai) and B.A.Desai (Former Minister) will be the guests of honor for the event.
Indoor Cycling, as propagated by Nasser, a former National cycling champion-turned-instructor is different from the usual gym workout and lets a person burn his calories in an interesting and creative manner.
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who endorses the brand TOPSPIN, was also present at the event to boost the morale of the participants.
Prashant Shirsat, CMD-3rd Rock Entertainment, had a very interesting take on today’s event, as he says that today’s India is a health conscious India. And amazingly its not only the youths but also the senior citizens who are aware & conscious of being healthy & are working towards the same. ‘Spinnathon 2011’ is a totally different & an innovative event, Spinnathon is what i think will interest everyone who hears about it.
TOPSPIN founder & owner Baqar is a three-time All India University Cycling Champion and holder of 11 National titles, is visibly upbeat about the event. “Spinnathon to me is an event which promotes good health in an environment which is very addictive. I hope more and more people get addicted to this form of exercise”. “Indoor cycling is one of the most effective and energetic forms of exercise that has achieved success at an international level. In the coming years, Spinnathon would be an international event and will be held at many locations in India and abroad”.
A SIZZLING HOT LESBIAN SHOOT YASMIN KHAN AND RIMPA TIWARI, ITS A SHAAN
They Say We Are Better Than, Sheryln Chopra, Veena Malik, Sunny Leone
Whether it’s there sizzling photoshoots or her ‘breasts Or Legs Or
Lips’ We are talking about, Yasmin Khan And Rimpa TIwari makes news!
And now, get a no-holds-barred access to the bold and beautiful
lesbians Yasmin Khan And Rimpa TIwari Posing Nudes . Yameen Khan And
Rimpa Tiwari Break All Laws In Beauty And Recently did the most
Hottest Temptaion shoot With SHAAN PHOTOGRAPHY ( Heart Catcher Of
Yasmeen khan And Rimpa Tiwari Said: There Beauty, There Sex Appeal,
There Boldness, There Curvy-Sizzling Figure is far better than Veena
Malik, Sunny Leone, Malika Sherawat, Sherlyn Chopra,
Apparently a controversial photo shoots with a lesbian theme of super
Bollywood Celebrity and Item Dancer Yasmin Khan and super hot ramp
model Rimpa Tiwari.They did this photoshoot to gain the lesbian rights
as we all know india is a free country and every body should have
right to grasp there rights. On News, It seems the models has found a
new way to gain publicity. Now here comes a new breed of models who
has decided to shot for a lesbian photo shoot. Lesbian Shoot Done By
f there’s one thing the gorgeous Raveena Tandon loves its taking up a challenge and that’s exactly what she did when the bilingual Gin Liya Aasman was offered to her.
Taking her love for learning new languages a step further,Raveena is currently submerged in learning a Marathi dialect spoken in the interiors of the state for the film in which she plays mother to a six-year-old boy and wife to a naval office who goes missing after a plane crash.
Not an alien language to her, given she ‘s a complete Mumbai girl,Raveena is taking pains to get nuances of the language right with the help of director Rishi Deshpandey.
Confirms Raveena “I’m familiar with Marathi … But now I realize it’s tough to learn the Marathi spoken in the interior villages of Maharashtra”
babyoye.com, the leading online store for baby and mother care products announced that superstar and super mom Karisma Kapoor has invested in the company. Karisma has an undisclosed stake in the company and is the largest individual shareholder in a company whose other investors include Accel Partners and Tiger Global.
Karisma Kapoor first came upon babyoye.com as a customer and found it a huge convenience. “There are over 120 brands and over 13,000 products. I’m spoilt for choice. And I can shop from home and get doorstep delivery. Which means I can spend more time with my kids. What more can a working mom ask for?”
She met with Arunima Singhdeo, Co-Founder and Director and exchanged notes. Says Arunima, “Karisma had so many amazing suggestions on what we could do, I began to see her as a partner and asked her if she wanted to come on board. I said we don’t want this to be a brand ambassador relationship but much more. I am thrilled she agreed. This is definitely a first in India and Indian e-commerce“
Karisma continues, “Babyoye delivers to 500 cities in India. It is a boon for babies and parents alike. I want to share this with every young mother. I really believe in Babyoye’s vision of giving babies the right start in life.”
Arunima Singhdeo adds, “When I experienced motherhood, the biggest challenge was to find everything that a baby and mother needs under one roof. Besides this, there were constraints of travelling, price difference, quality issues…. that’s when we decided to start a venture like babyoye.com which enables parents to shop for world class products at one click.”
Babyoye.com is India’s largest online store for baby products and is changing the way Indian parents shop. Apart from being a one-stop-shop for Indian parents, Babyoye.com also prepares first-time parents by providing them with a comprehensive range of internationally acclaimed high-quality niche products and services all at the click of a button.
Log on to babyoye.com and experience hassle free parenting and fun filled shopping before and after your child’s birth.
Babyoye.com is India’s leading online store for baby products. It offers over 120 brands, over 13,000 products and free doorstep delivery in over 500 Indian cities and towns. It also offers cash on delivery for customers, who are averse to using credit cards to shop online.
Apart from providing a bouquet of services related to pregnancy and parenting for daily special needs customers can also avail of specialized service providers who can advise on diet, nutrition, exercise regimen, wellness amongst others. Babyoye has on board experts to provide tips on baby care, help plan and design nurseries for babies, announce baby arrivals and celebrate special occasions like baby showers, birthday parties and other events.
Bollywood and Censor Board share a love-hate relationship. Sometimes Bollywood is not okay with Censor Board norms then sometimes Censor Board have problems with Bollywood films.
Now Karan Johar’s upcoming film EK MAIN AUR EKK TU has come under the watchful eyes of Censor Board. Since Kjo’s film uses the word ‘Sex’, the highly vigilant Censor board objecting to it has asked the filmmaker to remove the word from the trailer in order to procure a U-certificate.
However, when probed about Censor Board’s decision Karan Johar, unlike other filmmakers, took it lightly and quite sarcastically expressed his annoyance towards it.
“Both censor and I have a same problem. Well, we don’t have sex life,” quips Karan.
Starring Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan, EK MAIN AUR EKK TU releases in 2012 on Valentine’s Day
here is always that one dish of the family that has a secret recipe. At least UTV Spotboy and Anurag Kashyap have a secret recipe when it comes to their collaborated cult cinema.
Titled LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA, the film is already being shot in Ludhiana, Punjab and promises to be a bone tickling madcap comedy.
India’s first Indian food film, which celebrates the Punjabi joint family system, is going to have the music backing from music director Amit Trivedi.
The lead cast of the movie, actor Kunal Kapoor and actress Huma Qureshi, who have been shooting in Ludhiana, took out some time to interact with the media.
Farhan Akhtar just finished shooting a video for the song‘Mujhko Pehchaan Lo’ for DON 2 with Shahrukh Khan in Mumbai. This will be the first of a kind music video where instead of a choreographed song and dance treatment, they have opted to visualize the song as an action sequence. The song is being choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.
Speaking on this Farhan Akhtar’s said, ‘It’s going to be a first of its kind music video which makes it really exciting to do. Instead of a song and dance treatment, we’ve opted to visualise the song as an action sequence, to see Don vanquish his opponents while casually singing the words is surreal but very intriguing.’
Commenting on this kind of choreography, Vaibhavi Merchant added, ‘Lip syncing, doing action, performing and all that jazz without a dance and yet a song is an unique experience for me. Hope this sets a trend because its first of its kind and this is only possible with SRK in a Farhan Akhtar film.’
As is the known fact, Abbas-Mustan directed PLAYERS at quite a few exotic locations with North Pole being one of them. While for the huge cast of the film (Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Sonam Kapoor) it was nothing short of a paid holiday, there was special consideration for the crew members. For the hundred plus crew that was working on the film, it was just another day thousands of miles away from their homes. This means that even though the cast members could afford to have fun and relax during the breaks, it was always going to be one hectic outing for the crew.
“Yes, we had crew members taking care of light, sets, sound etc. and unfortunately not many out of them could afford the kind of clothes and shoes that the stars were wearing. They had to be kept warm as well and we asked Line producers for a solution,” Abbas continues.
A solution was well in hand as there was local army uniform made available for all crew members. Since it was made of stuff that could stand extreme cold and bad weather, the crew too could manage to breathe easy, well literally!
“It started seeming that there was one whole army working on the film,” laughs Mustan, “Everyone was wearing identical clothes along with long boots while shooting in the snow. So while on one side we had rooms that resembled prison cells (the entire cast was put into small rooms since there were no five star facilities available at the North Pole), on the other end there was this entire crew resembling an army. Guess it was just the right mix of crime and patrolling in place.”
Also starring Vinod Khanna, Sikandar Kher and Omi Vaidya, PLAYERS with music by Pritam releases all over on 6th January.
After working with the 4 reigning Khans of Bollywood – Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan (Kareena’s beau), now the pretty lass is all set to scorch the screen with yet another Khan, the ‘oh-so sweet’ looking Imran Khan in upcoming film EK MAIN AUR EKK TU.
‘Imran has brought lot of freshness to the film. Imran and my chemistry in EK MAIN AUR EKK TU is pretty sizzling and crackling. He is a very sweet guy,’ said Kareena while unveiling the first look theatrical trailer of her upcoming film EK MAIN AUR EKK TU with Imran at an event held recently.
Despite being the sweetest and coolest person to talk with, it seems Imran’s sense of humor doesn’t really impress our swanky actress.
When asked to Kareena about Imran’s one bad quality, Kareena candidly reveals, ‘He doesn’t have a good sense of humour. I don’t like his jokes they are not funny. But he is a very cool guy (laughs).’
EK MAIN AUR EKK TU is produced by Karan Johar and set to release during Valentine’s Day.
If you think that spotting every person next to you humming the super hit song ‘Kolaveri di’ was all, wait a minute because there’s more to this one.
The buzz has it that the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has been roped to in to do a cameo in the film 3, to which the song belongs and apart from this the actor will also be appearing in one of the sequences of the song.
‘Kolaveri Di’ has become such a huge success that within a week of the official release of the video, it received more than 1.3 million views on internet portals and more than 1 million shares on socio-networking sites.
Sometime back, there were talks that Rajini has been advised continued bed rest until February next year following which his ambitious project RANA, which also stars Deepika Padukone, has been shelved.
But it is believed that the 61-year old actor is so overwhelmed by the success of the song that when daughter Aishwarya, who is making her directorial debut with this film, and son-in-law Dhanush requested him to do a special appearance, he couldn’t refuse despite his health problems.
Reportedly, three videos of for the song will be shot, probably in December, and then the best one will be selected to feature in the film.
As the anchor, Rahul Bose will not only explain the task to the viewers but also elaborate the rationale behind it, get reactions from the icons on the participants’ performance and be the viewer’s guide throughout the series.
Mr. Prashant Choksey, Co-Founder – Mumbai Angels, speaking on the occasion said, “Entrepreneurship is about innovation, ideas, imagination, passion and risk and, at Mumbai Angels; it is our primary objective to promote and encourage budding entrepreneurs. In promoting entrepreneurship, we are supporting innovation, and creating employment. THE PITCH is a great platform created by BloombergUTV to identify these entrepreneurs who will energies and fuel the growth of the country and we are happy to be a part of this process.”
This season of THE PITCH is presented by Samsung Electronics. The multiple features and utilities of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 will play an integral role in the participants’ lives through the show. The wireless keyboard, making presentations, even receiving the tasks, will all become significantly easier with the Tab.
“At Samsung, we are very happy to partner with ‘The Pitch’ because in many ways the qualities that this program looks for in the winner are the ones we at Samsung espouse – a strong business proposition ; innovativeness and smartness amongst others .’The Pitch’ provides a strong platform of recognition to strong business ideas and I am confident that in its second season it will get an even strong viewer response ” states Mr Ranjit Yadav , Country Head , Samsung Mobile & IT .
The Pitch has been conceptualized and produced by Big Daddy Productions, a Globosport company.
The Pitch airs on BloombergUTV at 8pm every Saturday from 5th November.
BloombergUTV, India’s premier business news channel’s business reality show THE PITCH features Mahesh Bhupati, India’s ace tennis player and entrepreneur, as the icon judge in the fourth episode. THE PITCH is anchored by noted actor, Rahul Bose.
Mahesh, Founder and Managing Director – Globosport, set a task for the seven contestants and at the end will select the best and worst performer for the episode. The best performer gets PITCHED IN i.e. wins an immunity which protects him/her from elimination in the next round and the worst performer gets PITCHED OUT i.e. eliminated from the contest.
While the immunity factor makes the competition stiffer for the contestant, it also makes the judging process difficult for the icons since they have to leave one person out from the entire judging process.
What was the task given by Mahesh Bhupati, who survived the grilling, who was PITCHED IN and who was PITCHED OUT!!!!
There is just one way to find out
Vidya Balan might be sizzling on the silver screen with oodles of oomph but our very own leggy lass Poonam Pandey is not ready to take things lying down. And, seeing Vidya grab all the eyeballs, Poonam is again set to take the netizens by storm yet again. After posting some sizzling trailers on her website, the bomb-shell has gone one step ahead and posted a hot new picture of hers.
“Do I consider myself sexy? It all depends on the way I’m feeling. When I’m happy inside, that’s when I feel most sexy”, wrote the model on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Clad in a black bikini, Pandey gives a side profile view into her twin assets.
She further tweeted, “Dirty Picture” Tweethearts!! do u think ne one in India has a hot body like this”.
So, is Poonam trying to give a tough competition to Vidya Balan? Well, lets wait and watch.
It’s that time of the year again. The country’s most exciting auto awards have been announced with the TopGear Magazine Awards 2011.
BBC TopGear India is the Indian edition of TopGear, UK’s best-selling auto mag. And the Indian TopGear awards have been in place since 2007. And instead of calling celebs and famous people to drive about 40 cars in a single day to pass a verdict, TopGear relies on its own editorial teams who drive and spend quality time with cars round the year.
And just like TopGear, the Car of the Year 2011 is the fast and fierce Audi RS5. “It’s not a conventional choice, but TopGear is never about conventions,” said Girish Karkera, Editor, TopGear magazine India.
Commenting on the TopGear Awards, Tarun Rai CEO Worldwide Media said “2011 has been an exciting year for cars and bikes in India with over 50 launches across categories. We are happy that BBC Top Gear magazine is the first to announce the best cars of the year. It is a comprehensive list that includes the Most Beautiful Car and the Best Value for Money Car besides another nineteen categories. And this year we are celebrating the winners at an awards ceremony which will be as exciting as the Top Gear magazine”
The TopGear car of the year is never about value for money or depreciation or a car that will sell by the hordes. A TopGear car is one that simply excites you and has you searching for reasons to take your car out even if you want to get nowhere.
“While the RS5 isn’t exactly a value for money car, in terms of performance it’s right up there with supercars, but costs less than half of a supercar, is extremely usable and practical on an everyday basis,” explains Girish on the team’s choice.
Other winners included the Maserati MC Stradale for Driver’s car of the year, the Volvo XC60 for SUV of the year and the Maruti Swift for Small car of the year. This year also sees the introduction of some new categories like Hypercar of the year – the Koenigsegg Agera – and the Reader’s Choice car of the year – Mahindra XUV 500 and cabriolet of the year – Audi R8 Spyder. “It’s a good problem to have for us. India is seeing the launch of several new cars and bikes that don’t fit into old niches. For instance, we have a Bike and Superbike of the year. And over the past couple of years the line between a bike and a superbike is beginning to blur. Which only shows the way the market is headed.”
Other winners include :
Most beautiful car of the year – Aston Martin Rapide
Luxury car of the year – Maserati Quattroporte
Car of the year – Audi RS5
Family car of the year – Skoda Rapid
Sedan of the year – Renault Fluence
Value for money car of the year – Mahindra XUV 500
Bike of the year – Honda CBR 250
Superbike of the year – BMW R1200GS
Interior of the year – Volkswagen Passat
Engine of the year – AMG 5.5-litre V8 Bi-Turbo
About the BBC TopGear
We are the Indian edition of BBC TopGear Magazine. Launched in India in 2005, TopGear is now amongst the most-read automotive titles in India with an ever increasing fan base. First seen as a TV series in the UK, TopGear is now one of the most watched and read title in the world with a global audience. Unlike your everyday automotive magazine, TopGear likes to keep it honest, funny and to the point when it comes to reviews, views and even buying advice. No beating around the bush, no sweet talk, no clichés. And it has this approach that has helped TopGear India be dear to a whole generation of people.