An artist without boundaries, a soldier without uniform- photographer Pravin Talan

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Pravin Talan is an internationally acclaimed fashion and lifestyle photographer, who has worked across Asia, Africa and Europe with diverse leadership brands like Fashion TV, Vogue and the United Nations.  Talan is an artist of choice across various industries like Bollywood, Sports, Fashion, Music, Politics, Spirituality or Corporates.

 

His strength lies in capturing the soul of his subjects, innovative use of lighting, ability to seamlessly blend Art, Fashion & Heritage. Widely regarded as a soulful, inspiring, original and creative photographer his work on Taj Mahal, Fashion and India’s Bordermen has been published worldwide.

Some of the known names he has photographed include names like amongst many others.I also want to capture the soul of Modi in photographs . I am very intrigued by Narendra Modi’s  personality. He has many shades- the aggression of a warrior and the calmness of a saint. He is inspiring intimidating…yet affable. Spending a day documenting his lifestyle and work would be amazing.

Balraj Syal rocks Entertainment Ki Raat

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Actor & Writer Balraj Syal is seen doing his antics in the Color’s reality show ‘Entertainment Ki Raat’. The show is a battle between various stars from the entertainment industry. The current cast includes television actor Ravi Dubey, actress Dipika Kakar, Karan Wahi, Asha Negi, Aditya Narayan, Mubeen Saudagar, RJ Malishka and Roadies fame Raghu.

Only a few people know that Balraj who came into the television limelight after being the runner-up of ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ and participating in ‘Comedy Circus’; is a fine writer as well.  He has written dialogues for popular Punjabi films such as Saadey CM Sahab, Kaptaan and Ambarsarya starring Diljeet Dosanjh. He has also written for comedy shows like Comedy Night Bachao, Comedy Nights with Kapil and Comedy Night Live. Balraj has acted in Punjabi films such as Heer and Hero, Jatt Boys Putt Jattan De and Kabbadi Once Again. He is the winner of Star Plus’s Comedy Ka Mahamuqabla in 2011.

Speaking on the occasion Balraj said, “After the staggering success of the ‘Comedy Nights’ franchise, COLORS is ready with yet another late-evening entertainment riot. Replete with all kinds of entertaining segments including stand-up comedy, musical rapping, drop the mic, celebrity chat segment and many more, the show will prove to be an entertainment variety show. I am very excited about it. Comedy is all about experimenting and not conforming to the expected; I plan to entertain the audiences by pushing all previous boundaries in Entertainment Ki Raat.”

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents Neeraj Ghaywan’s ‘Juice’

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Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents the national award-winning director Neeraj Ghaywan’s ‘Juice’. Featuring Shefali Shah, Manish Chowdhary in lead roles Juice showcases how a hot and humid summer evening unfolds to question the beliefs and practices that are ingrained in our society

Commenting on the release, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, said “We are extremely delighted about the release of Juice on our platform Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. We are proud to associate with legendary directors and actors like Neeraj Ghaywan, Shefali Shah and Manish Chowdhary. It is wonderful to see how short films are attracting a great audience online as well as great talent from the mainstream film industry and popular artists in the country. In line with the brand’s philosophy of make it perfect, we have and will continue to encourage and motivate talented film makers to freely showcase their original creativity through our platform. ”

Talking about the film, director Neeraj Ghaywan said, “I am very happy to present another short film to my audience and I am pleased to associate with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. I believe it is the perfect platform to celebrate the short film industry in the country and has truly been the torch bearer for short films in the country. I would like to thank them for the phenomenal work that they are doing. This platform truly encourages and motivates young filmmakers to exhibit their work perfectly.”

Redefining manhood – &TV’s Meri Hanikarak Biwi

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~  Premieres on 4th December, and airs every Monday to Friday at 10:00 PM only on  &TV ~

 

Mumbai, 22nd November 2017: Masculinity has always been associated with words such as macho, muscular, tough, strong and powerful. Furthermore, films have also glorified men with the popular dialogue, “Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota”. Because of this, if men show any sign of weakness or appear flawed, they are shamed and not easily accepted. Dismissing stereotypes and highlighting how ‘being a man’ is a lot more than only imposing authority or advancing the family’s legacy, &TV is all set to present a light-hearted fiction offering Meri Hanikarak Biwi. The show will delve into the many societal pressures associated with producing an heir, and its effects on a man who finds himself erroneously subjected to a contraceptive method – vasectomy. The show is a slice of life presentation, narrated through the characters of Akhilesh (Karan Suchak) and Dr. Ira (Jiyaa Shankar), Meri Hanikarak Biwi premieres on 4th December 2017, and air every Monday to Friday at 10:00 PM on &TV.

 

Produced by Amir and Sonali Jaffar’s Full House Media, the story revolves around a brawny simpleton – Akhilesh and his tryst with the bold and beautiful – Dr. Ira. Their unplanned encounters in Varanasi turn out to be ‘hanikarak’ for Akhilesh and the situational errors and misunderstandings continue to follow them to Mumbai. However, the final nail in the coffin is when Dr. Ira erroneously performs the vasectomy (Nasbandi) surgery on Akhilesh, redefining his manhood for good! From here on life is not the same anymore for Akhilesh, but he embarks on a journey with Dr. Ira as his wife. Will his union with Dr. Ira strengthen his standing in the society as a truly capable man? And how will Akhilesh really cope with a Hanikarak Biwi?

Sherlyn Chopra get the temperature soaring.

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SHERLYN CHOPRA PHOTOGRAPHSherlyn chopra takes the hotness quotient a lot higher with this semi nude photoshoot she recebtly did to add to her collection of bold pictures. Sherlyn has been getting a lot of mixed reviews on the same while her video on this photoshoot has crossed 100k views there are a group of people who arent very forthcoming on the same. Sherlyn however is just happy that she got some great pictures shot by ace photographer ashish sompura.

Sherlyn’s just recently been seen in the short film titled Maya was a thriller which got her a lot of good reviews and she intends to follow that up with a sequel soon.

Kuldip Patwal is a story of a common man caught in uncommon circumstances.

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Debutant director, writer and producer Remy Kohli’s film “Kuldip Patwal: I Didn’t Do It” is an intriguing story of a man who becomes the victim of a conspiracy, is trapped in a malicious way and thrown away in a dingy jail cell.

Kuldip Patwal, in the film, is accused of murdering the state Chief Minister Varun Chadha, which is witnessed by many people. What is the state up to and why is an ordinary man caught in the midst of all this? Whether it’s a political party head or the businessman funding the party or a frustrated police officer or is it the entire system getting together to bring a common man to his knees by threatening him into submission by intimidation or enticement?  These questions are answered by the end of the film that was premiered at Cannes and has been praised for its ‘narrative and noteworthy performances’.  That’s not surprising as the cast boasts of actors like Deepak Dobriyal, Raima Sen, Gulshan Devaiah, Parvin Dabbas and Anurag Arora among others. The dramatic thriller, is being released by Prn-N-Camera International, opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

Vindhya Tiwary celebrates birthday with close friends Nivedita Basu & Media..!

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Vindhya Tiwary who was last seen in Waaris on &TV turned a year older and was more than excited to celebrate her birthday by doing a special photo-shoot. The young actress celebrated her birthday with the media and close friends Nivedita Basu, Salma Mansuri and Dharmishtha Dagia. Vindhya was most elated to doll up as a bride and that certainly raised eyebrows wondering if the actress is in a relationship or ready to settle down. Vindhya reveals, “It is very important to love yourself and make yourself feel special because each of us is special in our own way. I don’t know why people crib on turning one year older, I feel very happy to add on one more year of beautiful memories and learning experiences to my life. Media is an essential part of an actor’s life so it was amazing to celebrate with so many journalists and cameramen. It was this cake, samosa and tea party but unfortunately we had to cut this party really short.” Talking about her Bridal look, Vindhya clarifies, “As an actor one should experiment with your look and I was blown over to see myself as a bride thanks to television actor Adhvik Mahajan’s wife, Neha who styled me as well as did my make-up and hair. But the fact is that I am single and very happy and have no plans to settle down immediately. In fact instead of marriage I am looking forward to my Jammy’s Blog, yes I have turned a blogger where I would be just myself and this was Nivedita Basu’s idea. Jammy’s Blog will show my real side to the audience and I will be showing all the real places I visit and what all I do in my real life and many interesting episodes have been lined up by our creative head Dharmishtha and I am sure all my fans are going to love it and you never know I might keep meeting fans if they start visiting the places I regularly hang out at. I am just happy with the way things have turned and awaiting to have an amazing year ahead when it comes to my work, and Kya pata shayad koi special person real life mein bhi mil jaye.” Vindhya donned four looks for her Photo-shoot and looked stunning in every look.

Kanika Kapoor enjoying like a queen in Jodhpur

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In the land of Kings, Kanika Kapoor definitely slayed like the Queen. Kanika recently explored the huge temples and forts of our very own sun city, Jodhpur. In the city of tradition, Kanika decided to go with the culture and was seen dressed in a semi-traditional avatar for her day out in the city. She paired her crop top with a jacket and palazzo pants from Akashi clothing. Kanika accessorized her look with elegant and traditional jewellery from Amrapali.
With such an amazing sense of style, Kanika has set some real time fashion goals for us!

Mickey Mehta ups fitness quotient through strategic alliance with Talwalkars

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 Pic 3(From L to R)Global leading holistic health guru, Dr. Mickey Mehta announces his partnership with Mr. Prashant Talwalkar, MD & CEO ofTalwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited

Global leading holistic health guru, wellness wizard & corporate life coach, Dr. Mickey Mehta, announced a strategic alliance with Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited (Talwalkars), one of Asia’s largest fitness companies. The two titans of fitness and wellness have partnered in a global endeavour to start a wellness revolution for human evolution. The agreement was signed by Dr. Mickey Mehta and Mr. Prashant Talwalkar, MD & CEO of Talwalkars at St. Regis Hotel, this afternoon.

With the health and fitness industry evolving, Mickey wants to bring a holistic offering to the fitness industry. This partnership helps consolidate his leadership position in the industry enabling him to make world-class holistic health and wellness offerings accessible to everyone across India and eventually across the globe. With Mickey Mehta’s branded workout programs, products, services, wellness intellectual properties and Talwalkar’s organizational strengths, infrastructure and national network, both brands complement each other and will collectively grow to reinvent fitness standards and thus get this world ‘Mickeymized!’

Mumbai’s entertainment industry comes together in the spirit of 26/11 Memorial Day 

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 Top Notch television actors’ viz. Divyanka  Tripathi, Arun Bijlani, Shrenu Parikh, Vineet Raina, Ravi Dubey, Shubhangi Atre, Surbhi Chandana, Vijayendra Kumeria and others join the bandwagon

26/11 is not just another day, it’s a memorial day #NeverForgetNeverForgive

The spirit of 26/11 Memorial Day, is one of solemn remembrance and appreciation of the sacrifices made on that day.  Leading personalities from the Indian entertainment industry have joined the social movement. Commemorating the bravery and martyrdom of ours soldiers in Mumbai terror attacks, FANS (Forum for Awareness of National Security) is organizing the inaugural edition of 26/11 Memorial Day. Scheduled to be held on 26th of November 2017, at BSE building, Fort, Mumbai. The event is aimed at creating awareness and vigilance against terrorism. The objective is to remember 26/11 as a memorial day henceforth.

Top notch actors from the Indian television and film industry such as Divyanka Tripati, Arun Bijlani, Shrenu Parikh, Vineet Raina, Ravi Dubey, Shubhangi Atre, Surbhi Chandana, Sushmita Sen, Randeep Hooda, Hema Malini and many more have supported the cause. Motivating the citizens of Mumbai to counter the general perception about them, the actors swore not to give in to their consuming work life and most importantly, never to forget and never to forgive the atrocities meted out on their city.

SHRADDHA KAPOOR FLAUNTS HER STREET LOOK WITH SKECHER STREET RANGE

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The actress launched Skecher Street Range- Casual and trendy footwear for women

Shraddha Kapoor launched the new range of Skechers shoes- Skecher Street, casual footwear for women. The new variant caters to giving casual attire a trendy touch. The actress, showed off her favourite looks and shared tips on how to pair the shoes with any outfit of your choice.

“With the advent of trendy wear emerging, it becomes very important to have an appropriate set of footwear that goes along with our clothes. We tend to be more particular and thoughtful about our looks when going out for parties or events and have a variety of footwear for the same, ranging from heels to wedges. Footwear has always been bound in rules, but now it is the time to do things differently and confidently. In this Skecher Street variant, trend and function come together really well with vibrancy in colors and patterns. Skecher Street fits perfectly with my personality and adds glam to my attire without any additional efforts. It is a great combination of comfort and style.” she said.

Apart from the cool casual look, the Street range provides a comforting lift. They are made of synthetic leather and glossy overlays that perfect the style of these Skecher Street sneakers. With the perfect blend of stitching accents, metallic colour range and soft fabric shoe lining, these sneakers are all that you’ll need to add that touch of glam to your day. The comfort factor is not compromised at all with air cooled memory foam cushioned comfort insole. Commenting on the range, Mr. Rahul Vira, Chief Executive Office, Skechers South Asia Pvt. Ltd. said, “I am very glad and excited to introduce the subtle yet trendy casual range of shoes. This new variant bridges the gap between street style and modern design with new vibrant colors and patterns without compromising on comfort and durability. Skechers has always aimed at providing the best to their customers and this range is another step in that direction.”

The Skecher Street range for women retail starts from INR 3,999 and is now available in stores near you.

Bollywood Actor Arbaaz Khan make a guest appearance at the K-Lounge store in Borivali

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Bollywood Upcoming movie ‘Tera Intezaar’  feat B- Towns hottest diva Sunny leone and Arbaaz Khan has been creating alot of buzz in the industry where the actors have been been busy promoting the movie for the same. The mercury was at its all-time high when Bollywood’s most charming actor Arbaaz Khan walked in at the K-Lounge store in Borovili.

 

Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited that has collaborated with movie ‘Tera Intezaar’ has been promoting the brand Lawman Pg3. Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited (KKCL) is the largest branded apparel manufacturers in India. With innovation as its hallmark, the company has strived to provide fashion with quality and comfort.

 

Adding to this Arbaaz Khan mentioned, Well to be honest they are the best people to be associated with. They have given our movie a different look and i really am glad to be associated with them. This kind of integration will open the floodgates for other brands to experiment with movie integration’s of such stature”.

Sunny Leone romantic song by Hrishikesh Chury

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Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan starrer film ‘Tera Intezaar’ is creating a buzz with its amazing songs. The most awaited of them all was the romantic song of the duo. Finally, this song Mehfooz is out and is sung by the very talented Playback singer Hrishikesh Chury who shot to fame with his superhit song ‘Taang Uthake’ from the movie Housefull 3. Hrishikesh has a very soulful voice and his songs are always loved by all age groups.

When asked about his new song, he says, “I feel overwhelmed by the feedback I am getting. In a competitive field like singing, amidst so many well know singers, I am happy that the audience loves my voice. I am thankful to composer Raaj Aashoo for giving me this opportunity of a solo song”. Hrishikesh was seen as the Grand Jury in Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs and was one of the most loved Jury.

Hrishikesh Chury who has a keen interest in making the audience groove to his songs is busy doing live shows worldwide. “It’s all love and support of my friends and well-wishers for where I’m today. I’ll give my best to them in each and everything that I do” says the virtuoso singer Hrishikesh Chury.

Sophie Choudry launches FitTox tea 

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Actress, singer and former VJ Sophie Choudry, who is known to have one of the fittest bodies in town, adds another feather to her cap as she turns brand ambassador for a new fitness tea called Fittox.  The actress happened to love the product so much that besides becoming the face for the brand also decided to invest in it, walking down the entrepreneurship lane for the first time!

At the launch event Sophie was seen looking fitter than ever in an olive green dress and made a grand entry with dhol and beautiful girls dressed in Manish Malhotra saris.  While last year with Sophie’s song Sajan Main Nachungi, media was running speculations on Sophie’s engagement, this time around Sophie put all speculations to rest by joining the baraat!  The actress then unveiled the product with partners Gaurav Kumar and Hansika Chandiramani at SoBo’s plush watering hole 1Above along with the famous celebrity fitness pilates trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala.

Yasmin, on stage, jokingly called Sophie her ‘police’ as she mentioned that Sophie likes to get into the detailing of everything she does.  Hence Fittox has to be perfect and a must try for everyone!

Omkar Kapoor turns informer for a web series!

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Omkar Kapoor, who started his career as a child actor and later became a household name with Pyaar Ka Punchnama series, is set to spring a huge surprise on the audience by attempting a character contrary to his onscreen image.

After portraying a boy-next-door in successful rom-coms, Omkar is quietly preparing to play a character based on a real life informer in his upcoming web series Produced by Amin Surani of Surani Pictures and written-directed by Rohan Bajaj.

Omkar plays Ahmad, an informer working for the elite Anti-Terrorism Squad who provides vital information on the mastermind of the Ahmadabad bomb blasts in 2008.

The talented actor who is attempting such a unique role for the first time is quite excited to portray it to the best of his abilities.

 Accordingly, Omkar has started prepping up for the challenging role thereby learning the lingo and basic nuances of his character.

Launch of Dr Sandesh Mayekar’s Marathi book “Eka Celebrity Dentist chi Battishi”

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