The Mughlai affair in Mumbai, “Arsalan” hosts a special feast this spring!

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The Biggest Chain of Restaurant from Kolkata now in Mumbai, Arsalan Restaurant & Caterers, and the Mughlai Dish specialist hosted a special feast.

Ramji Gulati, Tochi Raina and Shakil Bhure enjoyed the Phirni, which was second super hit after the biryani. Shakil Bhure had put up a great get together with food being the best in taste and variety the uniqueness of the place is its food items

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Rituparna Sen Gupta, the Bong Beauty enjoyed the authentic Bengali Mughlai cuisine, was seen catching up with madhushree, special appearance was of “Navraaj Hans” son of Hans Rajhans. Prashant Sharma, designer Suprabha Jain and Vivek Mishra.

 

Also present were Amy Billimoria in a black outfit looked lovely Dinda and others who were enjoying the live performance by Zubair Ahmed whose album was recently launched by Crescendo Music Co. Suresh Thomas was present along with the artiste of his company. Aditya Rajput Singh, Madhuri Pandey who gave an impromptu performance was present with sister Anjali Pandey

Ranbir – Deepika play Holi in Advance.

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By ARYEMAN RAJ

Looks like for Ranbir Kapoor, it’s festive season all year long! While most of us are still waiting for tomorrow to bring out the colours, RK and his group of friends got into celebratory mode a couple of months in advance.

Sources say Ranbir and the cast and crew of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani indulged in some fun moments while shooting for one of the film’s music tracks – Balam Pichkari!

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An onlooker says, “The Holi song Balam pichkari was shot at Film City a few days ago. Once the shoot was over, Ranbir decided to drag everyone to the pool. His co-stars Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor were already wet.” We hear, the first to be pulled in was Remo, who choreographed the song, followed by director Ayan Mukerji.

“Ranbir managed to pull in several others too. Within no time all the dancers in the song and the technicians were fully wet. With the entire crew in the pool, it was like an actual Holi” adds the source.

Anuj Saxena’s bash

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Actor Anuj Saxena threw a party on Saturday night for two reasons. His company Maverick production’s first Marathi show Devyani completed one year on Star Pravah and is the number one show fetching TRP of five plus and his restaurant Blue Waters launched the new terrace Café bar and Lounge called “Square 69”.
Anuj attended all actors personally. He also did a surprise award ceremony where everyone from actors to technicians were given mementos as a token of appreciation.  “Square 69” cafe bar and lounge was inaugurated  after cake cutting of hundred episodes completion of the show and party fervour began.

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All the guests were seen having gala time over scrumptious dinner.

Celebrities present- Actress Deepshikha and Keshav, Prosducer Rajan Shahi, Actress and Producer Swapna  Joshi, Sai Deodhar, Madhav Deochake, Tassnim Sheikh, Ekta Sharma, Shivani Surve, Sangram Salvi, Deepali Bansare, Sai Ranade, Gauri Kendre, Writer and actor Vishal Watwani.

Tidbits-
Actress Ekta Sharma was the first one to arrive with flowers in hand
Sai Deodhar came in solo minus hubby Shakti Singh
Deepshikha came with hubby Keshav only to wish Anuj Saxena on his big day and stayed only for few moments
Producer Rajan Shahi was spotted in a party after losing weight for the first time and people wanted to know the secret for his new look
Sarbani Deodhar  addressed the teams and appreciated and motivated them to continue giving their best to the show
Shivani Surve looked elegant in white suit and was sportnig a smile throughout the evening
Producer Rajan Shahi was spotted appreciating the new Café Bar and lounge and enjoying the starters

Director and producer  turned Swapna Joshi was getting compliments for her acting skills in Sanskaar

Anuj Saxena played a perfect host and was getting compliments for his lean look as well.

Ranbir, Deepika, Karan Johar, Ayan Mukherji at the launch of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ trailer

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Karan Johar has a penchant for gossip and stirring up a hornet’s nest with his latest film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.

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Actress Deepika Padukone, who is sharing screen space with her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in Ayan Mukerji’s “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”(YJHD), says the actor is possessive about her. In fact, the trailer of the film had a dialogue which says, “If I have to spend 2 more minutes with you, I will fall in love with you all over again”.

Karan Johar was the media’s delight. He kept pulling Ayan’s leg, who maintained a low profile. For the first time we saw Ranbir Kapoor almost flare up at one of the cheeky journos who pointed fingers at his ex-flame. The journo bitchily quizzed Deepika if she would resort to any other gimmicks like the tattoo stunt during her first film promotion starring Ranbir Kapoor.

Ranbir supported Deepika and took hold of the mike. He categorically mentioned that “what has transpired is done with. We have moved in life and Deepika has her personal life. The tattoo was a personal moment which shouldn’t be misinterpreted as a publicity stunt”. All along, Deepika kept mum but somehow the love between the two ex-flames was very much evident. Watch this space to read more about the on-screen chemistry of the actors for the film promotion.

Sanaya Irani’s magic at play with ‘Chhanchhan’.

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BY ARYEMAN RAJ

“Chhanchhan” is a story of the beautiful and vivacious girl named Chhanchhan (played by Sanaya Irani) who is by profession a dog trainer. She is and independent young woman, modern in her thought but still deeply routed in her culture. In complete contrast to her is the strict disciplinarian Umaben (played by Supriya Pathak) who takes all the decisions in her household and sets the rules for her family.

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Newcomer Farhan Khan is paired opposite Sanaya Irani, along with noted actors like Anang Desai, Arvind Vaidya, Shraman Jain who ably support the main cast. Also part of the show are 4 cute dogs who stole the show at the launch party.

Vipul Shah, producer Optimystix ably anchored the show with his innate sense of humour.

Grand Finale of 4th Indian Princess Beauty Pageant

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Sunil Rane,Chairman of Indian Princess Indian Princess International and Varsha Rane planned their 4th Indian Princess beauty pageant India and International with Bollywood and models from India and abroad at Tulip Star, Juhu.

Karishma Kapoor was the main judge for the event where 14 models participated from India and 15 models from Overseas.The event started on time with performances by Maryam Zakaria, Hazel, Natalia Kaur, Mouhini Carlyton and Prachi Desai.

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Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor also crowned 1st runner up from India. Sharon Fernandis was crowned as as the Indian Princess and Jannatul Paya from Bangladesh as Indian Princess International.1st runner up from India was Deeptia Sati and 2nd runner up was Manpreet Kaur. Michelle Haukes from Suriname was the 1st runner up and Misheel Naidoo from South Africa was 2nd runner up in International category.

Sunil Rane told the media and guest that this concept came in my mind 4 years ago. He wants to educate girl child in the remote and rural areas of India.The models will also participate in major International beauty pageants.

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Ajay Devgn Signs a RS 400 Crore Deal with Star India!

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Superstar Ajay Devgn has inked a staggering Rs 400 Crore deal with Star India for exclusive satellite rights to all his upcoming Bollywood releases until 2017!

The lion king of Bollywood is the second star after Salman Khan to associate in such a momentous deal with Star India and is the only other actor apart from Khan to have four films in the elite Rs 100 Crore-club.

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Among the first of the films to be released for the actor is Sajid Khan’s retro fiesta Himmatwala, produced byRonnie Screwvala & Vashu Bhagnani. The next is Prakash Jha’s magnum opus Satyagraha followed by an action film with Prabhudeva and a sequel to Rohit Shetty’s Singham. Besides Devgn’s upcoming films, the network already has 18 of his earlier films, including Singham, the Golmaal series, Zameen and Gangajal.

The deal is reportedly for a period of five years and is said to include at least ten films.

Confirms the superstar who is currently in Bhopal shooting for Satyagraha, “Business is becoming increasingly open and clear, so it’s easier to deal directly. I am securing the producer a higher value, so he benefits eventually, as they often depend on satellite rights to garner a substantial amount of the cost of production. But I am also ensuring a certain amount for myself. For the rest, like actors fees etc, all depends on the relationship between an actor and producer.” 

When it comes to the small screen, a film’s premiere is normally successful if it bags an average of 2.5 TRPS through the year, and the last three premieres of ‘Ajay Devgn’ films have averaged a phenomenal 6.2 TRPs we hear.

Devgn’s 2012 blockbuster ‘Son of Sardaar’ which had recently premiered on Star Gold is leading with 5.1 TVRon a GEC this year in the Hindi Movie Genre! It has beaten all the other successful premieres of the year likeSingham, Bodyguard, Housefull 2 and Bol Bachchan by clocking in a whopping 5.1 TVR, as per TAM ratings of Week 7 in 2013.

Well, looks like the lion King of Bollywood is all set to take over television too!

Katrina Kaif announced “Brand Endorser of the Year – Female” at the International Advertising Association Awards

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BY ARYEMAN RAJ

Bollywood’s box office queen Katrina Kaif was honored as “Brand Endorser of the Year” at The International Advertising Association Leadership Award’s (IAA) first ever award function in India.

Representing brands like Etihad, Lux, Panasonic, Pantene, Slice and Yardley to name a few ,Katrina Kaif proved to be the rightful owner of the award with an unmatched brand success track record .

With nominations helmed by Research Company A.C Nielsen and audited by Ernst and Young,the actress was declared Brand Endorser of the Year by the virtue of her huge fan following , screen presence and value she lends to her brands.

The International Advertising Association is the world’s only globally-focused integrated advertising trade association with membership representing Advertisers, Agencies and the Media.

Close on the heels of the announcement, adding another brand to her illustrious kitty,

Sony India has roped in Katrina Kaif as the brand ambassador for its ‘Xperia’ range of smartphones

Not too long ago, Katrina Kaif was also voted the most powerful celebrity endorser ,in a celebrity-brand association recall study conducted by Ormax Media and also ranked the Most Favorite Film Star – Female in the Small Wonders report  .

While there’s no doubting Katrina Kaif being a consistent lucky mascot at the box office, she has also gone on to be the front runner on the popularity charts, beating her contemporaries for 2 consecutive years. Katrina Kaif emerged in the Numero Uno position on esteemed trade magazine Box Office India’s annual report card – that conducted a detailed study on the collections and territory-wise performance of Bollywood’s leading actors.

Mukesh Chabbra, Amit Sadh, Rajkumar Yadav at Wassup! Andheri

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After a scintillating beginning to the second edition of the festival, Wassup! Andheri’s Day II bore the expectations of pulling off another stunner and that’s exactly what it did. Suburban Mumbai’s biggest cultural festival conceptualised by F5 Advertainment and powered by Itz Cash kicked off once again at Chitrakoot Grounds to high footfalls. A favourite day of the week for many stressed Mumbaikars, filmy Friday proved to be the perfect way to unwind with friends and family thanks to the fest’s choices of workshops, events and chill zones.

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Day II began on a healthy note with Dr Shamoly Khera, owner of Slim Sutra sharing ways of reducing the tummy bulge, something quite necessary given that the festival’s food court itself has enough reasons to encourage the bulge! It was Mukesh Chhabra, casting director of blockbusters such as Rockstar, Gangs of Wasseypur and most recently Kai Po Che, whose auditioning workshop got curiousities raging. In fact, with two of the Kai Po Che protagonists, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh as also film maker Hansal Mehta attending and interacting, this proved to be a ripe opportunity for acting enthusiasts. After sharing some know how, the live auditions were held and the anxiety levels shot through the roof.

 

About Wassup! Andheri:  An exclusively designed festival for the suburbs, the second edition of Wassup! Andheri is a four day festival organized in the entertainment capital of the city, Andheri. The festival is the brainchild of Ajay Modgil of F5 Advertainment, an events company based out of Mumbai. This cultural extravaganza scheduled for February 28 to March 3, 2013 is organized at Chitrakoot Grounds. “Wassup! Andheri” celebrates the socio- cultural spirit of the suburb, giving give aspirants of every art form an opportunity to interact and connect with the biggies of the industry The four joyful days is packed with non-stop entertainment through different art and culture forms like Painting, Photography, Theatre, Literature, Fashion, Culinary, Music and Dance, among others.

 

RANNVEER – The Marshall Starts Filming In Dehradun

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RANNVEER – The Marshall’ directed by Milind Ukey and produced by Alok Sharma under the banner Cine Act 1 productions started its shooting of the first schedule in the  breath taking locations of Vishranti Resort, Dehradun.

Supporting the cause of creating large number of Taekwondo followers specially amongst children and youth, and promoting health, writer & director Milind Ukey joins hand with producer Alok Sharma under the banner Cine Act 1 productions to make a movie dedicating to martial arts.

RANNVEER – The Marshall, a complete Hindi feature film will be a strong promoter of a sport Taekwondo/ Martial Arts and the entire team of Rannveer is working towards this cause. The movie is produced by Alok Sharma whereas DOP is Manoj Shaw, to the edge action by RP Yadav and Music Director Ricky Mishra.

The team of RANNVEER – The Marshall has almost completed the uphill task of music where out of the five songs in the movie, the first romantic number was sung by Kunal Ganjawala and Akriti Kakkar on the beautiful words of Rajan Kheda whereas; the second romantic song of the movie was sung by renowned singer KK on the ingenious words of Dr Sagar.

On this occasion director Milind Ukey said, “Our entire idea is to promote martial arts in India. It is not only a sport by an excellent option to be fit. Today kids are hooked to TV and computers but with martial arts they will not only be physically fit but mentally alert. Particularly for women this art is one of the most promising method for self protection and we are promoting the same in India. During our audition, I witnessed that we have great potential in martial arts in India itself. I believe martial arts expert youngsters in our country are better than Hollywood or countries like Hongkong, China, Thailand and Japan put together. This movie will create a platform to all the young talents existing in our country.”

He further added, “The atmosphere at Dehradun is great. Our entire team since pre-shoot arrangements has always been very supportive. We are expecting to finish our shoot as per planned schedule by March 2013.”

 

Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and other stars are seen fasting the Anna’s way

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Kareena Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan are leaving no stone unturned to bring their upcoming film ‘Satyagraha’ close to reality. Recently, Amitabh Bachchan uploaded a few pictures on his blog ‘Tumblr’. Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and other stars are seen fasting the Anna’s way.

In the pictures, Kareena Kapoor is wearing the same cap as people wore during the real protest at ‘Jantar Mantar’.

Satyagraha is the upcoming film directed by Prakash Jha. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Amrita Rao.

 

FILM REVIEW – I, ME AUR MAIN

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Plot:Taming of the casanova Ishaan (John Abraham) has been spoilt silly by his mom and sis. His live-in girlfriend Anushka (Chitrangada Singh) is pregnant and wants marriage. But Ishaan isn’t keen. Beena (Raima Sen), once Ishaan’s bullied junior, is now his boss. His girl kicks him out of the house, he quits his job, and ends up in a dilapidated apartment with a pretty neighbour Gauri (Prachi Desai) who tames him.

Aces: Cinematography
Looks good, leaves you untouched!

Minuses: No fun
The film lacks entertainment quotient.

Last word: The subject has been done-to-death in films like Kya Kehna, Salaam Namaste and Kyaa Dil Ne Kaha to name a few, nothing left to explore.

Update on Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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Ayan Mukherji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is almost complete. The director recently wrapped up a week’s schedule of the film in Kashmir with lead actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone where a song and a few scenes were filmed. Now only a small portion of the shooting remains.

“Once back in Mumbai I have only a few days of work and a song which will be picturised on Ranbir Kapoor. The shooting dates for it have not been locked as yet,” said the director. The youth centric film which also has Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur, is produced by Dharma Productions and is slated to release on May 31.

Ungli shooting ahead of schedule

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Moving at breakneck speed, the shooting of Dharma Production’s Ungli, according to director Rensil D’Silva is ahead of its schedule. Throughout January, the team has been shooting in the night at locations all over Mumbai. The next schedule will start on February 10. Sporadic shootings will continue in March, April and will wrap up by May end. Starring Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Neha Dhupia, Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh, Ungli is slated to release in September.

Gunday is 50 per cent complete

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The Mumbai schedule of Gunday has wrapped up and with that almost 50 per cent of the shoot of the film is complete. The cast which comprises of Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, will head for Kolkata around the third week of February, where the remaining portions of the film will be shot.

 

 

 

Gunday is 50 per cent complete

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The Mumbai schedule of Gunday has wrapped up and with that almost 50 per cent of the shoot of the film is complete. The cast which comprises of Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, will head for Kolkata around the third week of February, where the remaining portions of the film will be shot.

 

 

 

Kai Po Che hero Amit Sadh plays dietician

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Amit was the nutritionist and dietician for everyone in the cast and the crew on the sets of Kai Po Che!. He was also the personal fitness trainer for spot boys, director Abhishek Kapoor, and everyone followed his diet chart.  Healthy food habits and a strict diet was so much of a concern for Amit Sadh that this habit became news to the villagers as well and this reached an extent where they made healthy food and came to his vanity van to feed him. This, to everyone’s surprise included the village priest as well.

Amit Sadh explained to the cast and crew how to measure the proteins and carbs requirements for each individual.

Music Launch of Bollywood film 3G

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3G released their latest song ‘Khalbali’ at the music launch of the film. Sung by Shilpa Rao, Arijit Singh and Tochi Raina, the song is sure to lift you off your feet and make you fall in love all over again. ‘Khalbali’ showcases Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan romancing!

The music launch began with Mithoon’s live performance to the newly released song ‘Khalbali’. Mithoon and Sonal Chauhan performed the romantic chartbuster ‘Kaise Bataaoon’. Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan grooved to ‘Khalbali’. The entire star cast including producer Viki Rajani and director duo Shantanu Ray and Sheershak Anand were present at the event.

Apart from the music album, the team also launched the ‘3G’ mobile application. Produced by Eros International and NextGen Films, the movie is slated to release on March 15, 2013.

Ekta Kapoor on a weight loss spree!

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Ekta Kapoor is on a weight loss spree. She spends at least an hour in the gym no matter how much the work pressures. “It relaxes me, I have incorporated my workout into my system. I’m happy with all the fat I have lost, but I need to knock off a few more kilos,” Ekta added that she spends at least 40 minutes on the cardio machine.