Amy Billimoria’s The Big Fat Fashionable Wedding

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The scintillating night where best of the brains, beauty, and glamour gathered under one roof, Couturier & Bridal Specialist Amy Billimoria presented a visually exhilarating wedding treat with creative artists from various walks of life with Anup Shah, DNA Jewels celebrating The Wedding Day at The Club, Andheri.

Embracing our culture and holding a penchant for luxurious fabrics, texture, color and handcrafted design designer Amy Billimoria presented his exuberant and classy collection The Wedding Day.The couture is synonyms to drama, feminine motifs and sophistication which speak volumes about The Wedding Day collection.​

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To cast the Indian wedding spell, walked down the aisle are the creative artists from all walks of life all together to be a part of the Big Fat Indian celebration; Bhagyashree Patwardhan, Karanvir Bohra, Teejay Sidhu, Harmeet Singh with his wife Sunaina Singh, Vahbbiz Dorabjee, Sujata Duvre,  RJ Salil and Archana, Neelam Roy, Shonali Soni, Madhurima Nigam, Sandeep Sachdev, Siddharth Kannan with his wife Neha Kannan, Aahana Kumra, Diana Vindu Dara Singh, Jassi Kaur, Simple Kaul, Bulbeer Gandhi, Shibani Kashyap with husband Rajiv Roda, Munisha Khatwani, Lavinia Hansraj and Amita Motwani.

Adding to the merriment, an elated Amy exclaims, The show is an amalgamation of grandeur & style put together on one platform showcasing Bridal finery for the upcoming season.”

Anup Shah; DNA Jewels mentions, “A Fairytale wedding is the stuff little girls dream of. For the biggest day of her life DNA Jewels unveils Traditional yet modern jewelry, exquisitely handcrafted ideal accessories for the bride that dreams of a fairy tale wedding.”

In attendance were Farzad Billimoria, Prashant Sharma , Ramji Gulati, Natalia Kozhenova, Ronit Roy, Chetan Hansraj, Shilpa Anand, Dr.Ruby Tandon, Dr.Makani, Gurpreet Kaur Chadha, Sumit Gandhi,

Amy Billimoria has kept in mind every intricate detailing of the India wedding & made an attempt to incorporate the same at the Bridal show with a doli, Mehndi & chudi wallahs & Shibani Kashyap singing a special wedding song.

The elaborateness, splendor & togetherness- these are the essence of an Indian wedding. Flaunting a unique & gorgeous wedding couture is what every bride & groom wishes for. Observing the rising demand of stylish & exclusive Bridal wear, Bridal specialist Amy Billimoria to present wedding bliss creating traditional Indian wedding ambience having glitterati from entertainment and music industry walking for the designer in exquisite jewellery by Anup ShahDNA Jewels.

Winner of titles like Lions Gold Awards, Manikchand Designer of the year, Leela Trophy for best embellishment, Femina Chrysalis Alumni Trophy, Garden Vareli Best Sari Choli Design & being on the fashion forefront from the last 20 years catering to a global clientele comprising of celebrities, industrialists, royal families having the likes of Hema Malini, Esha & Aahana Deol & Ameesha Patel; Amy Billimoria’s forte lies in transforming the girl next door into a beautiful, ravishing bride on her wedding day & has been a stylist for over thousand brides. The show choreographed by Utsav Dholalkia.

PANTALOONS: THE EXCLUSIVE FASHION PARTNER OF BOLLYWOOD’s HOTTEST FILM OF THE YEAR ‘BANG BANG!’ STARRING HRITHIK ROSHAN AND KATRINA KAIF

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Sport the looks of Hrithik Roshan & Katrina Kaif with the launch of Bang Bang movie inspired Pantaloons Limited Edition Collection

Pantaloons, India’s leading fashion and lifestyle retail format, the exclusive fashion partner of Bang Bang movie that releases on October 2, launched their latest limited edition collection inspired by the highly anticipated Bollywood movie. The launch saw the city’s top models sporting the Bang-Bang Inspired Limited Edition Pantaloons Collection. Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, also graced the event by their presence.

The Bang-Bang line, filled with dynamism and energy, translates the style statement of the characters played by the iconic pair in the movie. The men’s line  inspired by Bang Bang has sleeveless t-shirts, burn outs and Aztec prints dominating the collection, camo denims are the shining stars of the denim range. This limited edition range will be available in over 60 variants in menswear.

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The woman’s Bang Bang collection is a mix of party and bling with palazzos and dresses being the highlights. The collection features a lot of lace and embellishments. The women’s range is available across 30 options and 25 unique designs and styles.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shital Mehta, CEO, Pantaloons Fashion & Retail Ltd. said, “Pantaloons has stayed true to its mantra – In Love with Life, In Love with Fashion. Bollywood  being the single largest inspiration when it comes to the fashion-aspirations, our association with Bang-Bang as a fashion partner reinforces our commitment to provide our customers with the latest fashion-trends and styles. The Bang- Bang  inspired line is a limited edition collection available across Pantaloons stores. This exclusive range features newly introduced brands such as Candies and SF Jeans. Candies from New York, is for young ladies who like to flaunt their style whereas SF Jeans (San Frisco Jeans Co.) offers the latest edgy attitude in jeans wear for young men and women.”

Bang Bang, the most awaited action romantic film of 2014, is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Fox Star Studios. The film is scheduled to release worldwide on October 2, 2014 in three different languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

According to Shikha Kapur, Fox Star Studios, “Style and fashion is an inherent part of Bang Bang. The look is of urban sophistication and class, and the lead characters exude a sense of style that is both fashion-forward and aspirational. We are delighted that Pantaloons, as the exclusive fashion partner of the film, has managed to translate the same energy and style in their Bang Bang collection, and created a line which is trendy and dynamic. We hope that through this collection, we take fans a step closer to their favourite stars and reach out to them in ways that extend beyond just the film.”

Pantaloons, a brand that spells comfort and style that is combined with unique ‘freshness’, truly proves that they house an exciting, holistic and fashion forward collection. Apart from this exclusive line, it covers a gamut of ready-to-wear western and ethnic apparel for men, women and kids, in addition to accessories and exotic fragrances. The Brand enjoys a strong national presence in 85 exclusive stores across 41 cities.

The Limited Edition Bang-Bang inspired collection starts from Rs. 699/- available in SF Jeans, RIG and Ajile and Candies.

MAX PRESENTS ELITE MODEL LOOK INDIA 2014 “NATIONAL CASTING”

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MAX the country’s largest fashion forward brand has partnered with the world renowned and prestigious modeling contest, Elite Model Look 2014 (EML) which marks its debut in India this year. The contest completed its Regional Casting rounds in 5 key cities. These are Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. All the shortlisted models from these 5 cities walked the ramp for the “National Casting” on 21st Sept. 2014 at Hotel Sofitel, Mumbai. Prominent personalities present included Marc Robinson, Designer Gaviin Miguel and Model Dipti Gujral.

Total 20 models (10 Boys & 10 Girls) got selected at the National Casting. These finalists will undergo grooming sessions with industry gurus like Marc Robinson, guiding and mentoring the aspirants to prepare for the grand finale which is scheduled to take place in October.

The winners of October Grand Finale will then go on to represent India at the international finale in China and secure a 3 year contract with the Elite agency.

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This contest offered thousands of boys and girls across India, the opportunity to realize their dream and follow in the footsteps of top models such as Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bundchen, Sigrid Agren and Constance Jablonski. Judged by prominent personalities from the fashion industry and Executive Director of Max, Vasanth Kumar, participants were shortlisted based on criterion like their ramp walk, first impression and photogenic appeal.

Commenting on the National Casting, Vasanth Kumar, Executive Director, Max said “With the launch of Elite Model Look India 2014, Max reinforces its positioning of democratizing fashion and giving the indian models the exposure to establish themselves in the international fashion circuit.”

Speaking on the occasion, Marc Robinson, Project Head of Max EML India 2014 said, “The fashion industry in India today is bereft of “Supermodels” that once had an iconic influence in the fashion scene in the 1990’s, today they simply and sadly don’t exist. With the introduction of a genuine initiative by the fashion brand like MAX and Elite Model Look, Paris, it will provide an opportunity to aspiring young male and female models”

Nupur Tron, Licence owner of Elite Model Look in India said “Elite is the only network of agencies operating in 74 countries that guarantees an authentic modeling career opportunity. The Elite Model Look has always been no.1 in scouting the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of entrants each year. I am very proud to bring EML to India and bring the best of India to a unique springboard and integrate the modeling universe.”

 

“Elite ​Model Look coming to ​India will bring in an urgent need of picking up the best model talent across India. It is great to see a global wave happening here and to be a part of this makes me feel even more proud ​” said designer Gaviin Miguel

Model Dipti Gujral said “It’s a great opportunity for young girls and boys to participate in ​E​lite ​M​odel Look. Not only it’s prestigious, it puts you on a very good platform.”

 

Vivian Dsena launches Magazine Cover for Travel magazine

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Having just finished a very popular show Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.on Colors TV, where he appeared as the charismatic Rishabh Kundra (RK) the cover personality of Travel Plus, South Special, television actor Vivian Dsena took time out to fly into Bengaluru to do a quick weekend getaway and let the magazine capture his experience.

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Television being an extremely hectic medium, Vivian says he hardly gets me-time. But when he does, he loves to travel. He has a huge wish-list and he says “one day I will make time for it all!” Married  to TV actress Vahbiz Dorabjee, the couple manages to find time for quick getaways together and often with a bunch of close friends.

 

But in the immediate future he wants to travel to Kerala and experience the backwaters. These brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast of Kerala state in southern India have long fascinated me, says Vivian. He dreams about quaint villages like Alumkadavu, where the first houseboats in India were built. Located north of Kollam district, the waft of coir and wood is always in the air of this village. It is a major centre for the construction of kettuvalloms(traditional rice barges) which are later modified into houseboats for travellers. About fishermen casting their weblike nets into the lakes and pulling out the most amazing catch ever! The freshest seafood cooked right before you and the most amazing lush green surroundings where the river, sea and lakes merge into infinity…

Film review – KHOOBSURAT – RATING 3.5 Endearing Romance, Sonam shines, Fawad Khan stands out! Must watch!

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Film review – KHOOBSURAT – RATING 3.5

Endearing Romance, Sonam shines, Fawad Khan stands out! Must watch!

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Synopsis:

The film is a quirky, modern romantic comedy about what happens when a vibrant, hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her – and is engaged to someone else.
Set in Rajasthan, Khoobsurat is the story of Dr. Mili Chakravarty (played by Sonam Kapoo) – a middle class physiotherapist from Delhi. Mili is sent to Rajasthan to treat the paraplegic Shekhar Rathore, Raja of Sambalgarh. Over the course of her stay in the mahal, Mili charms the Rathore family, especially young Yuvraj Singh Rathore (Fawad Khan) – with her free spirit and funny antics.

The film, which is a remake of Hrishikesh Mukerjee’s 1980 hit film of similar name starring Rekha, also star Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Aamir Raza Husain.

Acting:

Sonam Kapoor is cute and loveable in this candy floss romance. She truly connects with her character and her hallmarks (as usual) are her penchant for fashion n styling. She stands out effortlessly. Pakistani actor Fawad Khan will surely be loved by the female audiences. His acting fits the role like a glove. Ratna Pathak Shah is flawless. Kirron Kher lends the comedy angle and is superb. Aamir Raza Hussain is perfect.

Script:

Although touted as a remake, it has its own identity. The right comic punches in the first half, the cute characterisation and romance built up is perfect. There are low patches in the second half which could have been avoided. Overall a perfect romantic film without the usual clichés.

Music:

Sneha Khanwalkar does a fab job with her quirky music style. She is one music director, who will go a long way if she continues to churn different upbeat music.

 

Direction:

Shashank Ghosh has carefully blended Sonam’s persona with the film characterisation. The youth will definitely identify with the film. He has underplayed the film in certain portions by not doing the unpredictable. Good job by him for sure.

 

Box-office forecast:

The film will manage to be an average hit. The youth will love it. Sonam has yet another film which will talk about her acting. Fawad will be flooded with offers.

Cast :  Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak, Aamir Raza Hussain, Aditi Rao Hydari and Prosenjit Chatterjee.

Director :
Shashank Ghosh

Producer :
Rhea Kapoor 
Anil Kapoor

Music Director :
Sneha Khanwalkar

Lyricst :
Badshah 
Amitabh Varma 
Kumaar

Singers :
Badshah 
Sunidhi Chauhan 

Reshmi 
Aastha 
Jasleen Royal 

Priya Panchal 

Mauli Dave 

Armaan Malik 

Sona Mohapatra

Release Date – 19th September 2014

 

Zing’s Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya marches towards season 2 launch 

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After a successful maiden innings, Zing’s Pyaar tune kya Kiya is ready to swooned viewers with season 2 launch this Friday. The youth oriented channel launched its first ever real love inspired series in May. Presenting emotionally charged narratives, the show instantly touched the right cord as it showcased a chapter from everyday life, artfully packaged through communications.

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Maxim Cover and Sex Survey Launch with Richa Chadda.

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The Maxim Sex & Relationships issue was launched last night with a much fanfare as the talented and elegant cover girl Richa Chadda launched the Cover. The bold and sultry actress is an apt choice for this special issue which is an infinitive testament of men’s lives and loves.

As a special bonus, Maxim also launched the only one of its kind in the world – MAXIM Sex Survey with the ‘HOT’ and ‘MOST DESIRABLE’ Women in their respective fields – Sumona Chakravarty (TV Actor), Priyanka Bose (Theater Personality), Pria Kataaria Puri (Fashion Designer), Karishma Kotak (TV Host, Anchor & Bollywood Actor), Kainaat Arora (Debutant Bollywood Actress) & Sobhita Dhulipala (Model, Miss India – Earth 2013).

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The MAXIM Sex Survey, is not just about trends and forecasts. It is about the deeper need for Indian men to know that they are not alone, and that they can be better in every aspect of their lives, including sexual health and desire.

The event was a glitzy affair and the hot ladies added an extra oomph to the evening.

Gossip:

 Celebs turned out to be wearing black except for Karishma Kotak & Priyanka Bose

 They were heard chatting about Indian Men and their fear to talk about sex

 Richa Chadda entered late for the event, but courteously apologised to the media

 All the gorgeous women were not shy to discuss about the Sex Survey & were looking forward to the results

 

The bold and beautiful Richa Chadda confidently answered all the sex & taboo questions that were thrown at her by the media.