Monthly Archives: November 2015
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, starring Chris Hemsworth & directed by the Academy Award Winning Director ‘Ron Howard’, is releasing across cinemas in India on December 4th, 2015.
PARTNERS KERASTASE & L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COMPLETE TWO SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF ASSOCIATION WITH THE NO.1 HAUTE COIFFURE BRAND
Jacqueline Fernandes celebrates Dessange’s 2ndAnniversary
Mumbai, November 28th 2015: Dessange, undoubtedly the world’s leading international salon & spa with over 2000 salons in 47 countries, popped the bubbly along with Bollywood actor and uber fashionista Jacqueline Fernandes to celebrate its second anniversary in India. Prior to raising the celebratory toast, the spa & salon known for it’s glamorous aura and exceptional experiences, showcased their talent by a live hair and makeup session by two of its top in-house professionals.
Supermodels of the likes of Deepti Gujral, Candice Pinto, Sony Kaur and Archana Kumarsashayed down the ramp flaunting hair and makeup that was created live on-stage by Dessange Creative Art Directors Loic Chapoix and Florian Hurel. As the music and the atmosphere reached a booming crescendo, Jacqueline Fernandes walked on-stage and gave a loud cheer to Dessange. Styled by Dessange for the exhilirating night, Jacqueline was seen flashing her trademark smile while she spiritedly praised the designers for their expertise and skill.
On their gala second year anniversary celebrations and also the opening of their third salon at Skyzone High Street Phoenix , Emmanuel Gasnot, Director of Dessange International said, “It has been two fantastic years in India. We take pride in opening up our third salon in Lower Parel and we aspire to make Dessange an integral part of everyone’s lifestyle. With our latest Autumn Winter collection, we have brought the focus back to India with styles that are absolutely trendy and wearable. I am very pleased to see Bollywood’s style icon Jacqueline Fernandez getting styled exclusively by Dessange Paris.”
Levan Ramishvili, Director, Dessange Mumbai said, “We are pleased to celebrate our second year in Mumbai and opening of our third salon at Skyzone High Street Phoenix Lower Parel. We would like to thank Kerastase and L’Oreal Professionnel for their support. A special thanks to Jacqueline Fernandez for being the ‘Guest of Dessange’ for the evening. She represents unique beauty with a great sense of style. We are committed to offer world class beauty and wellness solution and set unmatched standards”
Aseem Kaushik, Director, L’Oreal Professional Products Division, speaking of the occasion and especially highlighting the Dessange AW ’15 ‘Collection ‘Light of Shadows’ said, “We would like to congratulate Dessange Paris on its astounding success here in Mumbai as the salon celebrates its second anniversary and the launch of their new hair collection ‘Light of Shadows. This milestone reinforces the great partnership of French brands L’Oreal & Dessange that brings to India world-class salon standards and luxury hair services.”
The No. 1 “Haute Coiffure” in the world as it is rightly called; DESSANGE is undoubtedly world’s leading International salon and spa with around 2000 salons in 47 countries. Femininity, elegance and charm – three words define the world of DESSANGE, a house of luxury dedicated to womens’ beauty. Aiming to offer state of art and a global concept of beauty that combines the elegance, personality and quality of a genuinely tailor-made offering, Dessange Paris recently opened its gates in Lower Parel while enjoying a highly successful two-year run in Mumbai with two signature salons located at Kemps Corner and Bandra. Their salon and spa expertise extends to the core of the brand’s product ranges with hair care, make-up, face and body care formulae that offer every woman a glamorous aura, sensory experience and a professional result.
About the Dessange AW 2015 Collection ‘Light of Shadows’:
Between Light and Darkness, every woman’s beauty is enhanced and hair is embellished. A structured cut, smooth hair, contrasting colour and every detail are accentuated by interplay of shadows and light, giving free rein to imagination. Colour becomes an accessory, while the iconic Dessange balayage technique is showcased and emphasized. Light bursts from the shadows and beauty reveals new radiance.
About L’Oréal Professionnel:
Born in Paris, the capital of fashion and artistic inspiration, L’Oréal Professionnel, the No.1 salon brand in India and the world, has always been in tune with the artistic community; working closely with designers to create inspirational hairstyles that grace the catwalks, setting the hair trends of tomorrow. It has been committed to providing salon professionals with only the best in art, technique and technology. In India, L’Oreal Professionnel has strived to provide new development opportunities for hairstylists through superior products, innovative marketing, advanced education and access to a worldwide network of leading hairdressers. Education is a crucial part of success for L’Oréal Professionnel. From the company’s academies, to in-salon and on-location training, the company offers the professional salon community technical expertise, artistic inspiration and business building skills that bring self-improvement to individuals and empowerment to hairdressers.
Born in the luxury environment of Paris in 1964, Kérastase has been the worldwide leader in professional luxury hair care. Kérastase technology leverages on the unique know-how of hair care and respects the uniqueness of every woman and man. Kérastase is the only professional brand that offers customized solutions for your hair and scalp needs based on diagnosis done with a special Kérastase camera. Indulge and pamper your scalp and hair with a ‘Kérastase Ritual’ – the ultimate hair care beauty experience. This unique multi-sensorial treatment combines precise dosages of the most innovative and advanced hair care formulations with therapeutic head-massage techniques that completely relax and rejuvenate you and your hair looks stunningly beautiful. Kérastase Rituals are accompanied by a new collection of iconic styles, a range called Couture Styling. The innovative textures of these products are formulated like skin care, infused with feminine and elegant fragrance, for fluid styles with freedom of movement.
Priyanka Chopra never fails to surprise, as the actress having conquered the west, proves that there is simply nothing she cannot do.
While everyone who has worked with Priyanka has always been all praise for her professionalism, the actress sets yet another example of packing in 100 hours of work into her 24 hour day.
Priyanka who is currently shooting for ABC’s hit TV show in Montreal, will be flying down this weekend to promote Bajirao Mastani.
The actress who has been busy with the show , has been making trips back and forth to complete the film ‘s shoot. Having wrapped that up , Priyanka resumed her Quantico commitments but will be going all out to promote the film, that will release worldwide next month.
Priyanka will be flying to Mumbai for a day to join Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone for a promotional event. She will then fly back to Montreal and join the Bajirao Mastani team in December for the full fledged promotions.
Says a source, “Despite being miles away from home and shooting on a choc-o-bloc schedule for Quantico, Priyanka is constantly in touch with the team and in the loop of everything happening on the film ,in terms of marketing and promotions. Slotting her dates has been difficult but she has made the time to fit in the film’s promotions into her schedule as she is very excited about it”.
Dil Dola Re from Angry Indian Goddesses. The song is peepy and very catchy song which gives you a peek into a girl’s bachelorette.
Mumbai, November 26, 2015: After the success of ‘Gerua’, Music Composer Pritam’s peppy track ‘Manma Emotion Jaage’ from Dilwale has just released. The song features the sizzling chemistry between Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon as they groove to the energetic music.
The music of the song is vivacious and super-cool which gives a glimpse of Director Rohit Shetty’s signature style and Pritam’s versatility. With foot-tapping beats, this hard core hip-hop track is set to be the party song of the year.
Pritam is currently working on his other releases for the films Jagga Jasoosand Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Dangal.
First World Problems Vs Real World Problems – A Satirical video on Rich Urban India by Culture Machine’s Old Delhi Films
They wear branded clothes; roam in expensive bikes and cars, and hang out at cool places! They are India’s rich urban kids! From an outset, their life might seem dreamlike. But hey, they also have got ‘Problems’. That guy, you just saw jogging in the park, had to skip Gym today because he could not find his ‘gym shoes’. The pretty looking girl who you think is relaxing in the rear seat of a luxury car is upset as she cannot find the perfect dress for the party tonight!
These and many such problems are being faced by most of the rich urban youngsters in India. Problems, which might not even count like real problems, but enough to create an imbalance in their hassle-free, easy and tech savvy lives. Focused on small petty needs, these problems are simply shallow and superficial. And what this section of society does not understand that there is a world beyond theirs, where people do not even have access to even one percent of what they have. We live in a country where 30 percent of our population lives under poverty line, they do not have basic amenities like food, clothing and shelter. The video is actually a comparison between the two different social and economic backgrounds.
Esha Gupta and Emraan hashmi who sizzled the big screen with their chemistry in Jannat 2 and Raaz 3 are back to rekindle the love. The duo along with Bhushan Kumar, Armaan Malik and Amaal Malik showcased their latest single ‘ Main rahoon Ya Na Rahoon’ which is a soft romantic track penned by Rashmi Virag composed by Amaal Mallik sung by Armaan Mallik.
The song which is a story very different love story was shot in the beautiful city of Goa. The song which got launched on YouTube two days back and has garnered a lot of love from the audience.
With 48 hours the song has received over a million views and has been trending on the social media. Over the conversation at the event, Emraan and Esha shared their experience of shooting the song and working on a single for the very first time.
The first edition of Vh1 Supersonic, organised by LIVE Viacom18 , had performances by renowned international artists like Benny Benassi, Above & Beyond and Ferry Corsten among many others. In the third year since its inception, Vh1 Supersonic has only grown bigger and the reason to not miss this mega music festival has only gone up in numbers with artists like Axwell, Disclosure, Zeds Dead, Deorro and many more on the cards for Vh1 Supersonic 2015.
Where else would you be in December if not on the pristine shores of Candolim? The venue for VH1 Supersonic is reason enough to simply be there!
- Super Line Up
Vh1 Supersonic has always been all about no-nonsense, high-on-energy, power pact music festival. This year dance music luminaries like Axwell, Zedds Dead, Disclosure and many more are to descend to Goa in order to rapture audience. Not just that! Vh1 Supersonic has a number of home grown artists like Arjun Vagale, Vachan Chinappa, Zaeden, Pearl and many more. Please find attached the creative to glance through the full line up of artists revealed to perform for the festival
- Techno savvy
Vh1 Supersonic is the first dance music festival in India to build an app that brings the entire world of dance music to everyone’s fingertips. Last year Vh1 Supersonic released the application which then featured the Day Wise schedules for the Goa festival and also some informational content about the artists involved. In 2015 they have revamped the application for Android (Download – http://bit.ly/1EnhugU ) and IOS – (Download – http://apple.co/1danAVn ) to feature more exclusive content and more events.
- Meet new people
people travel from all over to attend this festivals. Different languages are spoken, and everything from university flags to country flags are being waved high in the sky. It turns out that because we all go to these things for the same reasons, it is easy to meet and make friends. A chance to bond over the love of music. And you never know, you might just spot a celebrity at the Supersonic venue!
- Festival Stages
Last and the most awesome aspect of Vh1 Supersonic 2015 are their spectacular stage designs and their peculiar names. There is Laboratoire Supersonique that is dedicated to bass, the Spectrum is a stupendously designed platform which we are expecting to be heavily packed with some great artists, and not to forget the massive Iron Heart. And guess what’s new this year! Upping the excitement, this year the festival is partnering with The Awakenking ‘the techno organization from Holland’. Awakening, considered as one of the best ‘Techno festival’ in the world, will be seen curationg the techno stage at Vh1 Supersonic Goa festival
Kabir Bedi, the home grown international actor, popular across the globe not just for his films but tv shows makes us proud again. With roles in the ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ and the Bond film series ‘Octopussy’, Kabir was the one of the first Indians who created a wave internationally. It was Sandokan, an Italian-French-German co-production, a TV series that made Kabir a heartthrob across Europe and most of Latin-America after the premiere in the late 1970’s. Kabir’s international acting career that spanned over 3 continents doesn’t seem to take a break even after 30 years. The show which was based on a character created by Emilio Salgari became an instant success and went on to become one of the most remembered shows of those times and it is still loved to date. Sandokan was recently honoured at the proclaimed Rome Fiction TV Festival in Rome along with Bedi. Delegates from around the word applauded the longevity and success of Sandokan where Bedi spoke eloquently about the show being the most successful TV series in European television history, and how it opened the doors of International cinema for him.
Kabir added, “It felt fantastic to be given a red-carpet welcome at the Rome Fiction TV Festival with the Retrospective of “Sandokan” TV mini-series. It was very emotional for me to see the cast together again after so many years. It was emotional to pay tribute to the man that changed my life forever, he was the one who cast me as Sandokan. . I will be forever grateful to him.”
The show is finally making a comeback as it will be launched in India with its own dubbed version in Hindi to begin with along with original English subtitled show.
- Kajarya a film that is based on the subject of prevailing women issues in India with a powerful subject of saving the girl child has done the round of festivals earning several accolades after its premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival
- The film stars Meenu Hooda and Ridhima Sud in pivotal roles
- Directed by Madhureeta Anand the film has earned support of the likes of Eve Ensler the world renowned playwright of Vagina Monologues
- Now the film has roped in Susheela Raman, the famous international Brit-Indian singer to lend her voice for a melodic tune of a old iconic number
- The rights to the song Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani has been acquired by the makers and sung by Susheela in her own unique adaptation the original song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar
India’s biggest talent hunt set to discover 100,000 stars on mobile
Mumbai, November 26: #fame, India’s No.1 LIVE video app today launched its latest gamification feature on the app – #fame Talent League(FTL), a path breaking initiative that will encourage & enable content creators to test their popularity with audiences in real time. As may be recalled, #fame launched the country’s first live video app in May this year and in a short span of time has emerged as the largest live video platform. Since May, #fame has seen 2 Million downloads, with more than 30,000 performers going live and over 30,000 watch hours of content. The #fame Talent League shall start on December 5th, 2015.
Launched at a star-studded event today, the ocassion also brought on stage popular celeb digital influencers including popular actress Richa Chaddha, Pyar Ka Punchnama star Kartik Aaryan, Sanjay Tripathi, Sr. EVP, Marketing, Product, Digital & E-commerce, HDFC Life, and Devendra Deshpande,Principal Partner – Innovations, Mindshare, to discuss the power and emergence of LIVE video as the next big inflection point in social media.
Being a first of its kind gamification feature on any LIVE video app in the world, #fame Talent League allows young talent to continuously benchmark their performance on the app in terms of popularity and interaction. Basis views and likes, performers record ‘ftl’ points through the platform’s algorithm. Winners will be selected on a daily, monthly and seasonal basis. Prizes worth 1 crore shall be offered over the next 3 months.
Puneet Johar, CEO- TO THE NEW Ventures (#fame is a part of the TO THE NEW Ventures Group) said “As a platform, #fame is a great combination of the engagement of social media with the power of live video. Users can go live on a simple click of a button on their mobile, build a following and do so without the hassles of production. We have seen massive traction since we launched and we expect the #fame talent league to triple our user base over the next 3 months. Apart from this, regionalization and monetization will be our key growth drivers in the medium term and we will announce our plans on that shortly”
Saket Saurabh, CEO- #fame said, “The #fame talent league heralds a new phase of scale-up for #fame. It is not only a great tech innovation which will catalyze how talent can be discovered on digital, but it will do so at a scale never seen before on any other media or platform. We are targeting over 100,000 performers going live on the app, adding to the 30,000 who already have in the past few months.”
#fame is India’s No.1 LIVE video app catering to mobile millennials through an integrated ‘talent-first’ strategy, #fame is set to become Asia’s premier digital entertainment network through its presence across 6 countries over the next 3 years. #fame’s content centres around mobile-led LIVE video programming and innovative video-on-demand content including high impact digital properties, shows and formats in genres such as entertainment, food, fashion, music, comedy. With a multi-platform approach in distribution and a strong presence across all digital and social platforms, #fame helps brands reach and engage audiences through customized solutions spanning talent-based content, properties and digital video services.
With One Month to go, Star Wars: The Force Awakens expected to hit ‘170 Million Dollar’ mark globally on opening weekend!!
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will rack up at least $170 million over its domestic opening weekend when it hits theaters next December according to early estimates!!
There are few, if any, movies in history that can claim to have an iconic status similar to that of Star Wars. With the movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens all set to hit cinemas this Christmas on 25th December 2015 in India, and with one month to go, the excitement has reached fever pitch!!
Renowned industry experts have said that the film will hit or exceed $200 million and is poised to set a new record in its opening weekends.
With a month to go, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is already shattering records. The seventh film in the massively popular franchise has generated more than $50 million in advance ticket sales.
Most movies would be lucky to open to $50 million. Four weeks before its debut, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has more than that in the bank. The record-breaking advance ticket sales, are just one sign that Star Wars: The Force Awakens could become the highest-grossing release of all time.
To accommodate demand, a number of theaters are staying open round the clock during the movie’s first week and adding screenings at offbeat hours such as 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is also poised to break the record for a December opening held by 2012’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” at $84.6 million — giving it roughly $170 million.
Well, Indian fans have one month to go as Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases on 25th December 2015!!
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War starring Avengers: Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr (Ironman), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and more, coming to India in May 2016!
- Arjun Vagale
Arjun Vagale is one of India’s most coveted DJs, part of an exclusive new breed of cutting edge producers who are making a massive globe impact. As one of the country’s leading electronic music exports, he plays incessantly back home and tours regularly in Europe, the USA and Asia. A man with a true passion for the underground, a sound he relentlessly plays, produces and promotes, it’s no surprise that Arjun has received numerous awards for his DJing and production skills, and currently reigns at the top of the DJ Mag India poll
Known for his “intense, driven and atmospheric” techno sound, Arjun has played alongside such heavyweights as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Adam Bayer, Josh Wink, Apparat, Sasha, Fat Boy Slim, and Nic Fanciulli, while his erstwhile live act, Jalebee Cartel, shared headlining spots with The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy and Modeselektor. Arjun’s knowledge and use of technology in the booth is second to none, as he innovatively wields drum machines and samplers to create a raw, electrifying and radically twisted set.
- Vachan Chinappa
Vachan has been instrumental in nurturing the Drum and Bass scene in Bangalore. With a sustained effort and persevering spirit, Vachan has literally helped DnB “arrive” in Bangalore at Bacchus (F&B) from 2008 to 2011. Every Wednesday night, DnB lovers from across the city gathered at Bacchus to get a healthy dose of the music they love, spun by an unmatched DnB selector. His repertoire is massive and the energy he creates on the dance floor is certainly unparalleled. And continues to do the same now at PEBBLE every Thursday Vachan’s DnB sets have been very successful in Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi.
In addition to this, his latest venture has been RESPECT THE FUNK With a distinct pulse on the city’s demand for all that is alternate musically. Vachan chinnappa’s next venture is all set to take one back to the world of Funk Music. Originated in the late 60’s Funk music is a blend of melody and harmony that will bring the era of tuxedo and poodle skirts back to the dance floor. YET another 1st – country’s first dedicated ‘Funk Night’ was organised every Saturday at 380 Down and then at LOFT 38 , popular night spots at at Indiranagar in Bangalore. A genre of music that lost much of its sheen to trance and rock is revived once again by Vachan chinnappa. While most of the parties or DJ nights are predominantly Bollywood, Jazz and Rock in India, Funk Nights is aimed at creating a niche for the music in Bangalore.
The first Indian to be signed on Spinnin’ Records and Music All Stars, and some more big releases planned next year on these labels Sahil Sharma aka Zaeden is bound to make his presence felt on the global scene.
Playing alongside artists like Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Quintino, R3hab, Yves V, The Chainsmokers, Krewella, W&W, Wolfpack , DubVision and slamming international festivals like Marenostrum Music Festival in Valecia, Spain, Zaeden has conquered the Indian dance music scene and is now representing India globally, his unique style of combining the new age Big room sounds with the classical melodic house and his eclectic production skills is second to none. His Bootleg of Coldplay’s Magic is an apt example wherein the remix was Demo of the week on Hardwell on Air #164, played by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike on Smash the house Radio, Moguai in his Punx up the Volume was enough to take India by storm.
Zarina & Ronnie Screwvala’s foundation Swades has always received tremendous support and love from the Indian Film fraternity. The foundation, which will be participating for the 2nd year at the upcoming Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2016, will have Katrina Kaif lending her support. The beautiful superstar will take part in the Marathon alongside 200 Swades community members as a symbol of her support to their dream of empowering 1 million lives every five years.
When contacted, Katrina said, “I am deeply inspired by the work done by Zarina and Ronnie’s Swades Foundation. Their desire to create an India free from poverty is truly remarkable, their focus and conviction is unmatched. I have pledged my every possible support to them and I am looking forward to running alongside members of the Swades community at the Mumbai Marathon”.
“We are delighted to have Katrina support our cause of rural empowerment and our dream of permanently lifting 1 million people out of poverty every five years by participating with us at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2016. Katrina is not only one of our biggest stars but also a person who, Ronnie & I know, cares deeply about helping people. At the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon this year, we will have 200 members of our community, our Swades Heroes – walking alongside Katrina… this will be a memory that will last a lifetime for every member of the Swades Foundation. Ronnie and I can’t thank Katrina enough for her support”, Zarina Screwvala, Founder and Managing Trustee, Swades Foundation”, Zarina Screwvala, Founder and Managing Trustee, Swades Foundation.
Swades Foundation works with the single-minded focus of empowering rural India, creating a permanent positive change in the lives of a million people every five years through its 360-degree model of developments with interventions across Water & Sanitation, Health & Nutrition, Agriculture & Livelihood, Community Mobilization and Education. The foundation’s existing geography is Raigad and it currently impacts over 4,70,000 people in the region.
The “King of Comedy” in India – Johny Lever all set to create a laughter riot in the United States of America.
Aartwo LLC in association with Sistar Mortgage & Indus American Bank proudly presents International renowned Award Winner Actor & Comedian Johny Lever in a must see stand up comedy with Daughter Jamie Lever.
Johny set to return to the USA, will be performing in the following cities :New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, Houston, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto Washington DC.
Ritu Rastogi, Organizer, Aartwo L L C: ” I come from a health background and hence know that laughter is the best medicine. Thus, when we as a company decided to do stand up comedy shows all over the US there was no bigger brand and no better name then Mr. Johny Lever.”
Johny Lever : “Stand up comedy is my 1st love and I have done lots of live shows all over the world, but this USA tour is very special as my daughter Jamei will be performing along with me for the first time.”
This segment of the USA Tour allows the ‘King of Comedy’ to not only perform live but also interact with his fans. Having acted in over 300 films and done numerous shows across the globe, Johny is highly popular and due to his demand and his connect with his fans all over, it has granted him to perform a staggering result in front of a full house leaving his fans literally holding their tummy in laughter. The man has his own unique persona which reflects his talent to tickle bones!
Johny began his career back in 1984 he spent his early age in Yakutpura an old city of Hyderabad (India) from where he learnt the unique style of comedy/ acting. He developed a passion for mimicry and stand-up comedy and is considered to be India’s first stand up comedian. Johny idolizes the greats like Kishore Kumar and the legendary Mehmood saab in films and through mimicry artists like, Dinesh Hingoo and Nerella Venumadhav on stage, who he was completely in awe of and that is how, he decided to become a Mimicry Artist.
Johny started performing on stage in India and abroad and during his shows, was offered his first Bollywood film. His success and talent grew gradually and the rest, they say is history! His fans took to him instantly on screen which led him to achieve success by winning 13 Filmfare Awards nomination in The Best Comedian Category and winning it twice. Johny’s forth coming release is the Rohit Shetty directed – Shahrukh Starer Dilwale.
Johny Lever’s ability to capture his viewers and attract his fans by his eloquent humor is one of the main reasons he is loved, very well known and appreciated all over the world.
Vivek Oberoi Unveils the Cover of Society Interiors Annual Issue 2015
Actor and Philanthropist Vivek Oberoi graced the cover of the Society Interiors Annual Issue 2015. The charming actor unveiled the cover, alongside Mr. Nari Hira, CMD, Magna Publishing Co. Ltd and Ms. Swati Balgi, Editor, Society Interiors.
Hosted by model and anchor Rupali Suri, the event was attended by a host of media from various platforms. The media flooded the actor with questions pertaining to his home, films, personal life and more. The chivalrous actor’s with his vibrant persona and calm composure answered every question thrown at him gracefully and floored the media present. While making his exit, the actorwooed his fans who were making a beeline for pictures and autographs.
Every year Salman Khan’s birthday is celebrated with much fanfare and grandeur by his fans and close friends, but this year a special surprise is coming his way. Though his birthday is a month away but his friend from UK is all set to surprise him.
A former world lightweight kickboxing champion Ali Jacko who is based in UK, will fly down to meet the actor on his birthday and surprise him with his music video. Ali has recorded and is set to release his first single ‘Give My Love A Brand New Name’. Kickboxing champion is anxious about Salman’s response to his single, a source says, “Ali met the actor years ago and they’ve been friends for ages. He wants Salman’s blessings for the video he has just uploaded on Youtube.”
Ali reveals that Salman has been one of his biggest supporters right from his initial days as a kickboxer. Salman had even flown to the UK to see him win his title. Ali adds, “Salman is one of the most amazing people i have ever known and is equally wonderful human being. Our friendship is beyond all these professional endeavours. So, yes i hope that he would support me, but i don’t want his support as a favour for a friend. Instead i want him to support me for my talent.” He further adds,”I am sure all my B-town friends will be surprised to see or rather, hear me sing. I am eager to see how they react to my song. I have never planned to be a singer. Forget a karaoke, i have never ever sung even in the bathroom. My Family cant believe that i have sung either. So i took up it as a challenge and immediately hired a vocal trainer. The result is this song. “
6th edition | 15 plays | 5 languages | 6-day interdisciplinary workshop
~ 27 November – 6 December | NCPA ~
- Presenting plays across various genres — Musical, Comedy, Social drama, Sci-fi and a tribute play
- Featuring 15 multilingual plays in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi & Rajasthani
- Festival highlights : The Living Room by Kalki Koechlin, Miss Cuckoo by Akvarious Production, Kasumal Sapno by Ujaagar Dramatic Association, (Jaipur) Production, 7/7/07 directed by Faezeh Jalali, Sharad Joshi Express directed by Mayank Pahwa, The Conference of the Birds directed by Heeba Shah
- The Chairs – A challenge to Ionesco, an interdisciplinary workshop by Theodora Skipitares, award-winning performance artiste from New York
Mumbai, November 2015: National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) and Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation presents the 6th edition of Centrestage – Festival of premiering plays from 27th November to 6th December 2015. Presenting quality and unique theatre, this year the Festival will feature a diverse mix of languages and theatre styles, making Centrestage the biggest and the most awaited theatre festival in the city.
The 10-day festival will include 15 premiering plays in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Rajasthani presented by the most sought after directors and productions houses of the country. Along with an exciting line up of plays, Centrestage will host a 6-day interdisciplinary workshop by Theodora Skipitares, award-winning interdisciplinary artiste, based in New York. The workshop will turn lonesco’s play upside down, creating chairs that are powerful autobiographical performing objects.
Deepa Gahlot, Head – Programming (Theatre & Film), NCPA said, “Each year, Centrestage is curated keeping in mind the thought to present creative, unique and exceptional works with an edge. This thought has made the festival one of India’s most awaited theatre celebrations and we feel proud to host multilingual productions that showcase the diversity and true essence of theatre.”
Speaking on their partnership with NCPA, Dr. Saryu Doshi, Trustee, Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation says, “The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation is delighted to partner with NCPA for the 3rd consecutive year in this initiative to foster the Performing Arts in Mumbai. Our Foundation continues to reinforce its commitment and energy towards nurturing various facets of Indian Arts and culture.”
|27 Nov 2015||Miss Cuckoo (English-Hindi)||Akvarious||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|28 Nov 2015||Sharad Joshi Express (Hindi)||Kopal||Godrej Dance Theatre||5.00pm|
|28 Nov 2015||The Conference of the Birds (English)||Motley||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|29 Nov 2015||The Living Room (English)||Circus||Experimental Theatre||3.00 & 7.00pm|
|29 Nov 2015||Whatsup? (Gujarati)||Ideas Unlimited||Godrej Dance Theatre||5.00pm|
|30 Nov 2015||Kanupriya (Hindi)||Mishri||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|30 Nov 2015||Spandan (Marathi)||Taalim||Godrej Dance Theatre||5.00pm|
|1 Dec 2015||Spaces (English)||Qadir Ali Baig Foundation (Hyderabad)||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|2 Dec 2015||7/7/7 (English)||FATS The Arts||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|3 Dec 2015||Kasumal Sapno (Rajasthani)||Ujaagar (Udaipur)||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|4 Dec 2015||ISHQ AAH (English-Hindi-Punjabi)||Jhoom||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|5 Dec 2015||Babot (Gujarati)||Utopia Communications||Godrej Dance Theatre||5.00pm|
|5 Dec 2015||The Gentlemen’s Club (English)||Patchworks Ensemble||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
|6 Dec 2015||Ambu And Rajalakshmi (English)||The Naya Pata Kollectiv||Godrej Dance Theatre||5.00pm|
|6 Dec 2015||Hayavadana (Gujarati)||Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation & Indian Ensemble||Experimental Theatre||7.00pm|
The Chairs, A Challenge to Ionesco! Workshop by Theodora Skipitares
30 November to 5 th December. 11am to 6pm |Sea View Room
For details & registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Box office opens on 12th November for Public
Call 66223724/ 66223754 to book tickets.
To use the online booking facility, visit the NCPA official website
About the NCPA:
Opening its doors to the world in 1969, the NCPA became the first multi-venue and multi-purpose cultural centre to be built in South Asia. Vibrant and diverse, the NCPA today is recognized by artistes, patrons and media alike as India’s premier performing arts institution. The Centre provides a fine showcase for India’s rich performing arts traditions, all thanks to the institution’s training and research initiatives.
The NCPA presents over 600 events each year across all major art forms, most notably Indian Music, International Music, Theatre and Film, Dance, and Literature, Visual Arts and Photography. There are Heads of Programming for each of these art forms who curate innovative events and festivals; representative of everything from classical to contemporary throughout the year. The NCPA produces its own programmes as well as collaborates with leading cultural promoters from around the world. NCPA is the only member organisation of the International Music Council (IMC) from India.
To know more visit http://www.ncpamumbai.com | Find us on Facebook and Twitter @NCPAMumbai
About the Vinod and Saryu Doshi Foundation:
The ‘Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation’ is a non-profit, charity trust that aims at promoting Art, Culture, Education and Community. It fosters emerging talent in the visual and performing Arts through fellowships, performances, exhibitions and festivals. It empowers bright but financially challenged young individuals to catapult themselves to a higher economic and social orbit by providing scholarships for their entire college career. It is committed to improving the community by funding initiatives in environment protection and social upliftment. The Foundation believes in enriching the mind through education, and the spirit through art and culture.
It articulates the lifelong passions of Vinod and Saryu Doshi who have dedicated a considerable part of their lives supporting these causes.
To know more visit www.vsdf.org | Find us on Facebook @VinodSaryuDoshiFoundation
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Sung by Armaan Malik, Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon is a soft romantic number, directed by Amit Sharma of the Tevar fame. The video is being made under T-Series banner and the lyrics have been penned by Rashmi Virag.