TV actors Gaurav Gera and Ashish Kapoor launch Amore Celebrations and Events

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by ARYEMAN RAJ

Who’s Who:

Partners – Gaurav Gera, Ashish Kapoor, Hiren Sarvaiya and Ruchit Khanna

When:

Launch of Amore Bar Nights at Levo (Andheri West) on 26th February 2014

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Area of Expertize  – Weddings ( Domestic and Destination), Corporate Events, provide celebrities for ribbon cutting, event hosting and performances on events and Brand Building.

Gaurav Gera – I have been part of the Entertainment and TV industry for 15 years. It’s awesome to be into events where me and my partners do things that we like.

Ashish Kapoor – I always felt  a need to expand my horizons and when the opportunity presented itself to start an events company with my dear friends I jumped at the opportunity. I always thought that events and entertainment go hand in hand and that’s why we all have come together to do all kinds of events n celebrations.

Hiren Sarvaiya – A property Developer since 10 years, events have always fascinated me and I have done social events. This has been my passion and when the opportunity came I did not even think twice.

Ruchit Khanna – I have been into the Textile Business, I hold a Diploma in Event Management from National Institute of Event Management. Events I feel is very closely associated with making Memory, through picture album, videos, food, organisation and being a part of people’s memories is a beautiful feeling.

BOLLYWOOD FILM REVIEW – HIGHWAY – RATING 4

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BY ARYEMAN RAJ

HIGHWAY – EXCEPTIONALLY BRILLIANT – A MUST WATCH

Imtiaz Ali’s film Highway is a road trip to self-realization. The film skilfully weaves a cascade of emotions blended with some mind-blowing scenic moments which haven’t been shown in Indian cinema. Imtiaz prefers to deviate to follow his previous hits and the treatment meted out in this film requires guts for a director who has had block-busters to his credit.

highway-movie-poster-11The scene stealers of the film are Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, not to mention the soulful music rendered by A R Rahman. Alia has managed to give an award-winning performance and has done her father Mahesh Bhatt proud.  The natural ease with which she switches emotions is commendable, her child-like neurotically-confused behaviour encapsulate the fact that she is an actor to reckon with. Randeep Hooda’s restrained character adds a rustic dimension to the film.

A noteworthy mention to the casting director Mukesh Chhabra for getting the perfect casting for all the other characters. Mukesh has always snugly fitted talented actors for the films he has casted for.

BOLLYWOOD FILM REVIEW – DEE SATURDAY NIGHT – RATING 3

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BY ARYEMAN RAJ

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DEE SATURDAY NIGHT  – REALITY BYTES HANDLED WITH ELAN – A MUST WATCH

Bollywood film DEE SATURDAY NIGHT may not have had its share of media mileage but it surely stands out as a gripping, slick film which exposes and unfurls the current sex-starved milieu of  the happenings in Mumbai.

Director Prakkash Jai skilfully grips the audience in the first half of the film. A series of incidents right from the rave party culture to the protagonist ACP Vikas  Dhoble (ably played by Arif Zakaria) conducting raids in his bid to clean up the city mess are shown in quick succession.

One expects talented actor Prashant Narayan to outshine his co-stars but his character develops only post the interval. Lead pair Gaurav Dixit and Neha Khanduri provide the romantic angle to the film but somehow the film loses it grip once the focus shifts to the lead. Gaurav Dixit’s dialogue delivery is weak, Neha Khanduri gains confidence once her role develops. Co-actors like Aman Verma, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Nasir Abdullah and a host of others lend credibility in their own way.

Director Prakkash Jai goes the Madhur Bhandarkar way in his bid to expose the harsh realities of Mumbai. He attempts to target the youth audience and ensures that every masala is added to the film, be it a rape scene on the beach, Bollywood male actors turning gigolos, a girlfriend committing suicide on being ditched or having inferences to the recent Jia Khan suicide bid. A special mention to the slick editing Sanjay Sankhla and the writer Meeraq Mirza for skilfully woven so many issues into the film.

The music by Ankit Tiwari is pulsating and foot-tapping.

Overall a good film to watch unlike the other low budget films which have poor production values.

Ameesha Patel’s Desi Magic’s first look poster launch

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Ameesha Patel Productions maiden film Desi Magic’s posters were unveiled with much celebration at a suburban eatery & bar on February 14, 2014. Desi Magic is directed by Mehul Atha & stars Ameesha Patel, Zayed Khan & Sahil Shroff in lead roles. The night saw a gala event for the press to witness the launch of the posters (first look) of the film.

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Kuunal Goomer business partner @ Ameesha Patel Productions said “We as a team have been dreaming of this day for so long & is finally seeing the dream come true.”

The chief guest for this event was none other than Rakesh Roshan. He launched Ameesha Patel to the world and now he unveiled Ameesha’s first maiden venture Desi Magic’s first look poster. Also the entire cast and crew was present of Desi Magic to be a part of the grand celebration including Randhir Kapoor, Ravi Kishan, Zayed Khan & Sahil Shroff.

Said Ameesha & Kuunal, “It is a really an emotional moment for us as Rakeshji is someone who holds a very special place in our hearts. We really thank him from the bottom of our hearts for unveiling our poster.”

The other guests that attended the launch were tv actor Prachi Shah, Abbas-Mustan-Hussain brothers along with choreographer turned director Prabhu Deva.

The films unit will soon begin their last and final outdoor schedule from first week of March in Italy.

The entire event was designed and executed by Salad Entertainment.

 

 

IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF INTOLERENCE , ‘’YA RAB’’ DARES TO MOVE FORWARD. – MAHESH BHATT

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The matrix of success is not only about the box office hit, it is also about the intention & mission that has been accomplished by the Producers- the Khan brothers & Mrs Hoori Khan from Lucknow. They came up with pure dedication & determination to make this film, which is extremely close to their hearts.

Maulana Khalid Rashid, Firangi Mahli  (Member All India Muslim Personal Law Board), Maulana Kalbe Sadiq (Vice President  All India  Muslim Personal Law board) and Maulana Sayeedul Rehman Nadvi ( Principal 0f  internationally famed Darul Uloom Nadva) have said that there is nothing objectionable in the film ”YA RAB” and also that the film is spreading true messages of Islam in the right light. 

This film is a refreshingly honest take on a socially relevant topic. The intent was to unmask the so called leaders who, in the garb of religion, use the masses for their own interests by misguiding them.

The makers remained undeterred in the face of politically motivated opposition and were prepared to face all odds that came their way during the pre release & release period.

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Mr Mahesh Bhatt stood by the film & helped the cause at every stage as he strongly believed in the subject and the intentions of the film makers. Mr Mukesh Bhatt from Vishesh Films associated himself with the film as a distributor and he too faced severe criticism and opposition from several old friends who have been his distributors for decades.

A low budget film with not so popular star cast, today is doing wonderfully in the theatres. People from different religions, different walks of life and all film critics have appreciated the cause and are encouraging others to go to the theatres to watch “YA RAB” as every critics states that the film is a must watch for everybody.

Terrorism today is a international issue which is being flared up by portraying false facts & beliefs about Islam. This film fights all these misconceptions about Islam by giving the correct picture of the religion which has been achieved by elaborate research on the subject. The Producers strongly feel that the message conveyed by this film needs to reach as many people as possible internationally. Furthermore, today people from across the globe are getting active on social networking sites and are expressing their desire and are eagerly waiting for the release of YA RAB in their respective countries. Hence, the producers have decided to dub and release the film internationally in languages such as English, Arabic, Persian, Spanish, French, Telugu, Tamil etc. The dubbed version of the film is all set to release internationally on the 28th of February 2014, in countries such as America, UK, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Singapore, Middle East and African Countries. 

‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ with Lilavati hospital

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Doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre (LHRC), in their endeavour towards the upliftment of the girl child tookanother step forward, in their initiative ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ on February 5, at TajLands End, Bandra (W). Top Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan, MandiraBedi, Lucky Morani, Lara Dutta, Isha Kopikar, Swara Bhaskar and Evelyn Sharma walked the ramp in exclusive Manish Malhotra designs. The event was managed, coordinated and executed by Lucky Morani and her team of Cineyug Entertainment.

The evening began with a panel discussion on ‘Save & Empower the Girl Child’ moderated by Dr. Kiran Coelho, Chairperson of the organising committee along with other panellists –Dr. Hrishikesh Pai,  Shaina N.C., Advocate Mrinalini Deshmukh, Dr. Indu Shahani, Dr. Rupa Shah, Nagesh Kukunoor, Gul Panag and Turkish Counsul General Ceylan Ozen Erisen.

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Shri Chetan Prabodh Mehta, Reporting Trustee, Lilavati Hospital said, “The child sex ratio in India is at the lowest since independence and has been continuously reducing since the last 50 years. Empowerment is a continuous process and cannot be perceived as a one-time project. We have pledged to do 50,000 free check-ups for women throughout Mumbai. Children are our future and there is lot that we can do to uplift underprivileged children, especially girls.”

Two specially designed air-conditioned mobile check-up vansset-up with state-of-the-art medical equipment is also introduced to ensure smooth execution of the proposed 50,000 free health check-ups.

2014 Padmashree Award Winners – Prof. (Dr.) Shashank R Joshi, (Medicine-Endocrinology, Maharashtra) and Dr. Ramakant Krishnaji Deshpande, (Medicine-Oncology, Maharashtra) were felicitated at this glittering ceremony.

Dr. Kiran Coelho, Event Chairperson said, “We are grateful to all those who have encouraged and supported our cause towards the girl child in the last two years. This is a result of the collective effort from all, involved within and outside the core team. We look forward to seeing more people support us in the future.”

 

Shri Nanik Rupani, Trustee, Lilavati Hospital added, “It gives me immense pleasure to see the awareness this initiative has raised. I believe that it is also our individual duty to empower our girls. The sex ratio, if not improved soon can cause major social unrest. Indian society always had a special place for girls in the family. Goddesses are worshipped in India – like Laxmi for Wealth, Kali/Durga for Power and Saraswati for Knowledge. I congratulate the team for highlighting the importance of the girl child once again.”

 

The highlights of the evening were a spectacular dance performance by celebrated choreographer Shiamak Davar’s troupe, followed by prominent Bollywood stars like Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan, Mandira Bedi, Lucky Morani, Lara Dutta, Isha Kopikar, Swara Bhaskar and Evelyn Sharma amongst others walked the rampdazzling the evening in support of the cause in Manish Malhotra creations.

The occasion was graced by the presence of Shri Dilip Walse Patil, Hon. Speaker, Maharashtra, Shri Govindrao Adik, Member of Parliament, Shri Y.P. Trivedi, Member of Parliament, Niranjan Hiranandani, Rashmi Thackeray, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, Waheeda Rehman, Helen Khan and many other dignitaries.

 

 

First look of ‘THE DARK SECRETS OF TONHI’ to release on 21st Feb., 2014

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There are incidences in the state of Chhattisgarh in Raipur district where women accused of witchcraft are assaulted to the extent that sometimes these women are blinding, stabbed and murdered. These practices are banned by the Government of Chhattisgarh, but still many cases are witnessed every now and then. The women who practice black magic are known as TONHI in the central India. ‘The Dark Secrets of Tonhi’ is a Hindi movie dealing with the serious issue of assaults on innocent women and children due to superstitious beliefs. `The Dark Secrets of Tonhi’ is a realistic film with pinch of horror and drama. The movie has been shot in real locations of Chhattisgarh.
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The movie has J. Brandon Hill (actor of Bunti Aur Babli, Raaz 2, Double Dhamaal, Yaariyan) and Natasha Sikka (a Delhi based model) in the main lead. J. Brandon Hill plays an American Doctor who comes to India to find out the reason of children falling sick and dying in a remote village of Chhattisgarh state, later he comes to hear from the villagers that the entire epidemic is being caused by a witch, they call as ‘TONHI’. The story is very realistic and moves in its pace which makes it more interesting to watch.
The movie has been made under the banner of ‘Find Studioz’, Mumbai and Rebecca Changkija & Ajay Najat is the producers of this movie. The writer & director of the movie is Shiraz Henry.
The movie is all set to hit the screen on 21st February, 2014.

COLORS launches Khatron Ke Khiladi a ‘Darr Ka Blockbuster’.

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Starring an ensemble cast of Ranvir Shorey, Nikitin DheerMugdha GodseDayanand ShettyRajniesh Duggall,Rochelle Maria RaoGauahar KhanKushal Tandon,  Pooja GorMahhi VijSalman Khan and Geeta Tandon.

Directed by the “Superstar Director” – Rohit Shetty

Produced by COLORS & Endemol

When fear joins hands with entertainment, it makes for a deadly combination and becomes truly ‘dhamakedaar!’ Such is the power of COLORS’ upcoming show “Khatron Ke Khiladi” where celebrity contestants will not only have to face their primal fears but also conquer them. This season, Khatron Ke Khiladi will transform into a Darr Ka Blockbuster’ where the popular celebrity contestants will endeavor to overcome their deepest phobias under the expert guidance of Bollywood’s ace action entertainer Rohit Shetty, who will bring in his unique celluloid vision to raise the action – entertainment quotient of the show. Produced by Endemol India Pvt. LtdKhatron Ke Khiladi will be shot in picturesque locales of South Africa and will soon premiere on COLORS in the summer of 2014.

Commenting on the launch of a new season, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, said,“At COLORS, we have always been trendsetters and genre breakers in the industry, presenting world class entertainment to our audiences. From Jhalak Dikhla Jaa to 24 to Bigg Boss to Comedy Nights With Kapil, we have consistently showcased path breaking shows that have redefined television. After a gap of two years, we are back again with an adrenalin charged season that will make for an explosive entertainment viewing.”

Fear does not discriminate: it knows no gender; it sees no bias. Keeping this in mind, this season of Khatron Ke Khiladi brings together a mix of male and female contestants who are bound together by their elemental fears. Some of the contestants who will be seen trying to conquer their phobias include the famed actor known for his versatility Ranvir Shorey, reckoned anti-hero Nikitin Dheer, stunning diva Mugdha Godse, door-crashing expert Dayanand Shetty, ladies’ man Rajniesh Duggall, gorgeous cricket commentator Rochelle Maria Rao, Bigg Boss Seaon 7 winner Gauahar Khan, television’s angry young heartthrob Kushal Tandon, popular television crusader Pooja Gor, television’s diva Mahhi Vijace dancer turned actor Salman Khan and Bollywood’s real action heroine Geeta Tandon.

Speaking about what contestants can expect from him as he turns mentor forKhatron Ke Khiladi, Action Maestro, Rohit Shetty, said, “ Khatron Ke Khiladi brings alive the two core strengths ingrained in my DNA: action and entertainment. My key focus through the show is about being a stunt architect, making contestants push their boundaries and overcome their fears on the challenges put forth by me.  Also while I have always directed action, this show gives me an opportunity to take on some interesting stunts head on, inspire the contestants to perform better and experience the thrill associated with it. I am excited to be a part of this show and look forward to enjoying this new experience. “

So gear up and experience Darr Ka Blockbuster scorching your television screens like never before, as the celebrity contestants try to overcome their elemental fears and stand tall to Rohit Shetty’s challenge on Khatron Ke Khiladi