INDIA’S FIRST GLAM DIVA IS … PRIYANKA CHOPRA!

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The stage was set, the emotions tense and there was palpable excitement in the air as BIG CBS LOVE announced the winner to the first season of India’s Glam Diva…none other than Bollywood siren – Priyanka Chopra!

India’s Glam Diva saw the coming together of exceptional women Diva’s from across the Indian entertainment industry who have created a mark for themselves across the fields of Bollywood, Television, Sports, Corporate and more. The show, which saw inputs from eminent guru’s from the industry – Shiamak Davar, Shaina NC and Rajeev Masand, selected India’s Glam Diva purely through audience votes making it truly INDIA’S GLAM DIVA –selected by the people, of the people and for the people of India. In keeping with the selection procedure, Priyanka Chopra was crowned by none other than her biggest fan and an avid viewer of BIG CBS Love – Siddhi Singh a Mumbai girl, working, competitive, independent and loves her kind of entertainment on TV!

Competition was stiff and fans from across the metros voted in high numbers ensuring their favorite Diva stayed above the rest! With the Glam Diva’s making for the who’s who from the industry, the likes of Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bipasha Basu, Ekta Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sania Mirza, Freida Pinto and Shruti Hassan, no one could predict the winner! The criteria of judging the contenders on the basis of mind, body and soul is what makes the show stand out from the rest!

Priyanka Chopra will be seen at her best during the finale-episode where she will share her ambitions and desires as an actress and woman! The feedback from the guru’s and the stupendous support of her fans, ensured Priyanka was ahead of all competitors.

Ramesh Taurani’s Race 2 completes its second schedule

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The sequel to the 2008 blockbuster Race readies for its release, having completed its second schedule last month.

Directed by duo Abbas-Mastan ,the highly-anticipated action thriller from the house of Tips completed its second schedule through the month of Jan-Feb with starcast Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernades, Amisha Patel.

Talking about the film says director Abbas “Race 2 is in the same genre and will be made on as grand a scale as the original. We will be shooting in Turkey and Cyprus next. The story has plenty of twists and turns and every character will have gray shades,”.

Says producer Ramesh Taurani “We shot for the second schedule of the film from 23rd Jan to 24th Feb – It took off smoothly and we are very happy with the way things are shaping up.We are very excited and hope to make Race 2 bigger and better than the original”

Produced by Tips ,the action thriller Race 2 starring Saif Ali Khan,John Abraham,Deepika Padukone,Jacqueline Fernandez,Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled for a tentative November release.

 

 

Deepika asked to lose more weight

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Her tattoos have always been a topic of discussion. But for the first time, Deepika Padukone’s weight has made headlines, thanks to directors Abbas-Mustan. A source informed Mumbai Mirror that the duo has asked the actress to shed 4-5kg for her role in their sequel to the 2008 thriller Race.

According to the source, the directors’ demands come in light of the fact that Deepika’s costumes in the film require her to sport a leaner structure. And so, Deepika has reportedly conceded to their demand and has joined a pilates class to tone her body.

The source explained, “Race 2 went on floors last week. However major portions of Deepika’s scenes have been allotted in the film’s second schedule, which will take place next year. In the film, she has to don short, ultra-glam dresses, and so, she needs to lose weight. She has since been regulating her diet.”

When contacted, a friend of Deepika told Mumbai Mirror, “It is Deepika’s decision to lose 4-5 kg. Deepika is very excited to don the ultra glam clothes in Race 2 and she knows that she needs to tone her body further to meet the requirements of the role.” Deepika and directors Abbas-Mustan remained unavailable for comment.

Nargis Fakhri hits the endorsement bandwagon big-time

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If reports are to be believed, Nargis Fakhri has three brand endorsements in her kitty at such an early stage in her career.

It’s not even a week since her debut film released and Rockstar girl Nargis Fakhri is already in the Bollywood rat race. And whether she is herself aware of this or not but Nargis has already beaten the likes of Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor in the race.
But what’s this race about? Well Nargis Fakhri seems to be the most sought after actress presently as far as brand endorsements are concerned. While the actress has been receiving favourable response for her debut act, there are no two ways when it comes to her hot looks. If sources are to be believed she already has three brand endorsements under her kitty. The brands in question are Tata Motors, Parachute hair care and Van Heusen. There is no confirmation on it yet but an official announcement is expected soon.
Seemingly the actress has been in talks with these brands even before her debut film Rockstar released and going by the response to the film and esp. Nargis Fakhri, the brands have no reason to complain. If everything goes fine, she would break the record of her contemporaries like Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor with three brands at such an early stage of her career.

Neha Dhupia’s Calendar shoot

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Bollywood actor, Neha Dhupia had a photo session for an annual calendar in Mumbai on Tuesday. Neha Dhupia has done the shoot for  a construction firm called Ink Infrastructure Owned by Young Entrepreneur Mr Imtiaz Khatri .Neha is also the brand ambassador for the 
Ink Infrastructure

The calendar would feature Neha Dhupia in different poses on all the 12 pages and the actor seemed to be very excited by this Conceptual Photo shoot,  shot by Industry’s Ace Photographer Jatin Kampani.“Sometimes such a shoot becomes very challenging and therefore we are looking at 12 different shots that convey the same thing like passion, lifestyle and a lot of youthfulness,” Dhupia said.

Dhupia also named Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone as her favorite style divas in the tinsel town. She later talked about her upcoming movie, “Pappu can’t dance sala” in which she plays the role of a back stage dancer.

Pic Detail- R-L- Imtiaz Khatri & Neha Dhupia