Lilavati Hospital’s awareness campaign on ‘Save and Empower the Girl Child’

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As part of their social responsibility, doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, one of the leading hospitals in the city of Mumbai have planned an ambitious public awareness campaign called ‘Save and Empower the Girl Child’. The said campaign will be launched on 11th April at J W Marriott, Juhu. The basic idea is to create buzz regarding the said initiative and its relevance to the current scenario. The event will have speeches and audio visual bites from various eminent dignitaries. Further, it is proposed to felicitate some women achievers for their outstanding contribution in various areas.

Shri Suresh ShettyHon’ble minister for Public Health, Family Welfare & Protocol, Government of Maharashtra, is the guest of honour for this special occasion.

 A series of free medical camps for the girl child on the last Saturdays of every month is a part of this special initiative by doctors of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre. These medical camps will include eye check-ups, dental check-ups, nutrition camps and overall health check-ups. The Fashion Show and this event is the first of a series of strategic efforts to be undertaken to Save and Empower the Girl Child.

In India, in the last 20 years, about 10 million girls have been killed by their parents either before or after they were born. The average death rate for girls under the age of one year was 72 per 1000 compared to 55 per 1000 among boys. The proportion of girls who are able to attend school in India continues to remain low. 54% females are literates compared to 76% males. The child sex ratio (determined between the age 1 day to 6 years) has declined to 914 from 2001 value of 927. The child sex ratio is lowest since our independence in 1947. It has been continuously reducing for the last 50 years. A closer look at the detailed demographics would reveal that the child sex ratio is less than 900 in 8 states across India – including the two biggest states – UP and Maharashtra.

The Government of India has taken steps to empower the girl child. These include free and compulsory education for the girl child and enacting laws against dowry. What is more important is to have a mindset revolution. So are you ready to take the first step to save and empower the Girl Child?

Housefull 2 Bright event

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Yogesh Lakhani CMD of Bright Outdoor Media Pvt Ltd always do different things in Bollywood.He planned special shows of film Housefull 2 with entire starcast and guest on first day of release at Cinemax ,Andheri West

He invited more than 1500 guest to attend the event .He received all the cast of film and Bollywood guest at the reception of the the cinema.He also cut a huge cake with the cast of the film.Guest who came for the event were Akshay Kumar,Zarine Khan,Shehzan Padamsee,Sajid Khan,Chunkey Pandey,Suresh Wadkar,Yuvraaj Parashar,Chandi Perera from Srilanka,Deepshikha,Kaishav Arora,Vineet Sharma,Poonam Pandey and Kamal Khan.Dayna Haden and Sameer were the last to come for the event.All six screens were booked for the guest.The event and screening went till vee hours. It was bright housefull show planned by Yogesh Lakhani.

Asin has a blast shooting for Housefull 2

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With an ensemble starcast there are bound to be loggerheads, but that was far from what happened on the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2 –

If sources are to be believed ,“The Dirty Dozen” got along like a house on fire with mad antics both on and off-screen.

Lead actress Asin who stars alongside Akshay Kumar in the masala-entertainer ,especially, was all praise for her co-stars.

Says Asin, “It’s my first multiheroine film and I had a blast with all the girls. Zareen, Jacqueline and Shazahn are very sweet and down-to-earth..I was thankfully spared by Akshay. I wasn’t a target of his pranks, but I bonded equally with John. He’s half Malayali and I am one too, so we spoke about the food and culture and all things Mallu. I even tried to teach him a bit of the language” .

Directed by Sajid Khan , starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham ,Riteish Deshmukh, , Shreyas Talpade , Asin ,Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez ,Shazahn Padamsee , Rishi Kapoor ,Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty , Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International.

Asin’s bonding with her Malyali co-star John Abraham

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With an ensemble starcast there are bound to be loggerheads, but that was far from what happened on the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2 –

If sources are to be believed ,“The Dirty Dozen” got along like a house on fire with mad antics both on and off-screen.

Lead actress Asin who stars alongside Akshay Kumar in the masala-entertainer ,especially, was all praise for her co-stars.

Says Asin, “It’s my first multi-heroine film and I had a blast with all the girls. Zareen, Jacqueline and Shazahn are very sweet and down-to-earth..I was thankfully spared by Akshay. I wasn’t a target of his pranks, but I bonded equally with John. He’s half Malayali and I am one too, so we spoke about the food and culture and all things Mallu. I even tried to teach him a bit of the language” .

Directed by Sajid Khan , starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham ,Riteish Deshmukh, , Shreyas Talpade , Asin ,Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez ,Shazahn Padamsee , Rishi Kapoor ,Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty , Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International’s Housefull 2 comes to a theatre near you April 5th,2012.

The “Disco Dancer” returns with Housefull 2

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Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty best-known for his dance acts in the 1980’s is soon to don his dancing shoes yet again for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2.

The 61 year old legend will perform a special disco number in the comedy choreographed by filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan.

Confirms producer Sajid Nadiadwala “Yes,Mithunda will do a special song in the film –We are all huge fans of his and wanted him to recreate the same magic in Housefull 2”.

Talking about the song says MithunDa “It’s a special dance number. Farah and her brother Sajid love Hindi movies. They are almost like encyclopedias. I think Farah has put together some fun moves in the song, keeping my other popular songs in mind. I can promise you’ll be reminded of my Disco Dancer (1982) days.”

Talking about his dance moves, the actor admits he incorporates certain moves, popularized by his favorite artists, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, in his act. “They were stunners. There’s a whole generation that was their fan. I’m one of them and if you find their moves in my dances, it’s natural,” he says

A treat to his fans, the actor who plays Riteish Deshmukh’s father in the comic riot will also be seen doing some action. “I’ve also been made to do some action scenes but overall, Housefull 2 is a comedy of errors of sorts. It’s hilarious.” adds MithunChakraborty.

Directed by Sajid Khan , starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham ,Riteish Deshmukh, , Shreyas Talpade , Asin ,Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez ,Shazahn Padamsee , Rishi Kapoor ,Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty , Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International’s Housefull 2 comes to a theatre near you April 5th,2012.

Housefull 2 pays tribute to iconic on-screen fights of the 70’s

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The infamous on-screen fights shared between veterans Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna in the late 70’s is soon to be recreated on screen in Eros International and Sajid Nadiadwala‘s Housefull 2.

The sequel to one of the biggest hits of the year 2010,will see lead actors Akshay Kumar and John Abraham exchange blows in an intense fight sequence executed by Action director Kawee Sirikhanaerut from Thailand action company -Seng Kawee of Rambo and Lara Croft fame.

And if sources are to be believed the famous Amitabh Bachchan-Vinod Khanna fights on-screen have served as reference points to the critical scenes shared by Akshay and John in the masala-entertainer.

Confirms director Sajid Khan “I have designed all the action sequences and used fight scenes between Amitabh and Vinod Khanna in 1970’s films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Parvarish and Khoon Pasina as inspiration”. Adding that “I haven’t used any special effects .Today, even a kid can point out fake stunt sequences. As kids, we’d count the number of punches Amitji and Vinod Khanna would throw so in the film I’ve given John and Akshay an equal number”.

Says producer Sajid Nadiadwala “ It was Sajid Khan’s dream to design such stunt sequences. And since both of us are crazy fans of Manmohan Desai and Prakash mehra, there was no debate when he created those scenes”.

Directed by Sajid Khan , starring an ensemble cast -Akshay Kumar, John Abraham ,Riteish Deshmukh, , Shreyas Talpade , Asin ,Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez ,Shazahn Padamsee , Rishi Kapoor ,Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty , Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International’s Housefull 2 comes to a theatre near you April 5.th,2012.

Zareen Khan rushed to hospital

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Zareen Khan who made her big Bollywood debut in Salman Khan starrer Veer was recently rushed to the hospital , a couple of weeks ago ,after suffering acute stomach pain while shooting on the sets of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2.

While shooting at Filmistan for the multi-starrer directed by Sajid Khan ,the actress was diagnosed with appendicitis and needed immediate medical care and was rushed to undergo surgery – Concerned over how they would manage to shoot given her absence Zareen was a little skeptical .However the rest of the cast insisted on the surgery ,were very accommodating and moved their dates around.

Confirms director Sajid Khan “Zareen is an absolute delight to work with. When she told me about her operation, I requested a change in schedule to the other actors. They all obliged, as everybody is very fond of her.