Archive | January, 2012

HARISH & SHRAVAN JOIN GUV’S REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS

27 Jan

It was the celebration time of Republic Day i.e. 26th January, when actor Harish and music director Shravan (Nadeem-Shravan) joined Hon’ble Governor & Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with other socialites, bureaucrats, celebrities and officials at Raj Bhavan on a High-Tea to celebrate the auspicious day of India’s Republic Day which is hosted by the Governor every year.  Anil Mishra had spearheaded the High-Tea party.
Reporter : Zuhaib Khan
PR : Parul Chawla

AMY BILLIMORIA’S REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS

27 Jan

Amy & Farzad Billimoria hosted a karoake night party to celebrate India’s Republic Day with songs having flavours of patriotism.Amy herself did indulge in her passion of singing with Ravi Behl, Shama Sikander and other friends. It was dance, fun and songs which kept the dance spirit upbeat. 
Reporter : Zuhaib Khan

VEENA MALIK WILL BE SEEN IN 3D … GET YOUR GLASSES READY!

26 Jan
Veena Malik, the actress from Pakistan recently in the news for all the wrong reasons like semi nude pics in FHM magazine etc.  is doing a 3D horror movie in a jungle in southern India. Chhota Chetan (1998) was the First ever 3D Indian Movie now this is second time in Bollywood a Movie which is totally shoot in 3D. Veena Malik has finally grabbed a major role in 3D horror movies “Mumbai 125 Km”. It can be Veena Malik’s boldness, talent or popularity by which she was given priority on other Indian actresses to be in 3D movie.
“After a smashing hit, many questioned my decision to make a Hindi 3D movie. But I haven’t forgotten Chota Chetan (1998) that I watched as a kid,” says Madhukar, who two years ago had directed another ghost story, A Flat (2010), that was a debacle. 
Isn’t Madhukar taking a risk by casting the errant actor in his chiller-thriller? 
The director admits that when even though Veena fit the role but she promised me that she would give the challenging role her best shot. And after working with her, I’ve realised that she’s a dedicated actor,’ he says.
Veena was so excited about the film she said: “It’s a 3D horror film with Telugu filmmaker Hemant Madhukar, and it’s really hard to shoot. It’s a 3D film, not like the other 3D films in Hindi where the 2D format is converted into 3D. We are shooting in 3D which means every shot takes hours sometimes. It’s really time consuming because I am playing both the ‘thriller’ and ‘horror’ element of the film.”
The trend of 3D movies is highly appreciated in Hollywood and so it was adapted by Bollywood as well.

SAMIR KOCHAR ON SURVIVORS … NOW IN INDIA

26 Jan
Samir Kochar
Hosting one of the biggest reality shows in the world coming to India for the first time has been an amazing journey for Samir Kochar. Survivor as a show has been successfully running in many countries across the world. It has completed 22 seasons in the US where the host for the series Jeff Probst has won 4 back to back EMMY’s as best reality host.
Let’s hear about this show straight from the Kochar’s Mouth!
When Miditec approached me for host I was very kicked with the idea of being marooned on an island for 2 months. Being an outdoor person, living on a beachside, snorkeling, water sports rock climbing, scuba got me excited. Had no idea the kind of journey it would turn out to be. Truly a life changing 2 months they were, and 3 days away from seeing it all come together premiering on star plus on the 6th of Jan 2012 I am on cloud nine. Couldn’t have asked for the year to start off in a better way.
400 TV experts have been setting up this show for the last 8 months. It was twice as hard because to get to the caramoan islands one has to catch a flight to Manila, and then catch a domestic flight to the city of Naga, travel by road for 2 hrs to a port, sit on a boat travel 4 hrs into the Pacific Ocean when you reach a Caramoan. Then Tavel another hour by road to get to the village of Gota which was our base. The Philippine government has actually constructed a resort with 200 wooden GABANAS for the crew to shoot this show. Took about 24 hours to get there and bad weather would not make the journey sometimes longer. We were at the mercy of nature.
In the 2 months I stayed there I didn’t see a car, my mode of transport was a jet ski or a motorboat that took us from one island to the other. Was on a kayak every evening which was my work out routine and snorkeling made me fall in love with the world under water. Saw dolphins, stingrays, jellyfish, water snakes and a whole other world of marine life that blew my mind. There were days of serious hardship while I was on the island, we went through hurricanes with winds that would nearly throw you off; we caught a 7 foot python on the beach we stayed at. Value Valu certain kind of a sea snake which is amongst the top 10 poisonous snakes in the world lived in the waters we were at. Valu means 8 and if this snake were to bite a person would die in 8 minutes or 8 seconds. Luckily I survived all of that.

The contestants were divided into 2 tribes. 11 celebrities’ vs 11 commoners. Kept on 2 different islands who were given nothing but 2 pairs of clothes, a pair of shoes and they had to survive. I was the only person from the outside they would interact with, lack of food and tough living conditions were not easy for them to survive in. Living away from the comforts of their homes, families didn’t make their life easier. They would sometimes cry in front of me, someday get super excited when they’d win rewards. Wasn’t easy at times for me to see them go through the arduous 45 day journey where survival meant winning challenges and also playing the cards right at every moment in order to last longer than the others. Some of them lost 15 to 20 kgs in 45 days. This was as real as it got.

Wasn’t easy for me and the entire crew as well. Have climbed mountains to shoot for links, stood in the hot sun for sometimes 5 hours at a stretch while the contestants would compete in the challenges. When I came back my wife could not recognize me as I was burnt and tanned beyond repair. Had to stay indoors for a week to look normal. Remember there was a day when we were on a motorboat and there was a rogue wave, 7 footer that came and knocked us over. Luckily we managed to get back on and make it back safely. We lost a lot of equipment but that’s just the way things were.

Would not change the experience for anything and now the only hope is that people in India and worldwide like what we’ve done and see the show for its true spirit of survival. 22 Indians 45 days 1 survivor. This is garner fructice presents Survivor India. Jo tikega it’d ass likhega!!!

On the movie front, I just finished shooting with Vikram Bhatt. Did a special appearance In Dangerous Ishq with karishma kapoor in Jodhpur. My first ever 3D experience. Release is lined up for next year.

Hosting the horse racing circuit for India. R1 on ten sports as well. Just finished hosting the 1000 Guinness and the Casino Royal Indian 2000 Guinness.

Will also host the Mumbai marathon this year.

2012 babyyyy!!!! Bring it on!

HEMA MALINI & SUSHMITA SEN FELICITATE 94 YEAR OLD ACTOR

25 Jan

Hema Malini & Sushmita Sen felicitate 94-yr old actor.
Sandip Soparkar invites Model, Dancer turned Yoga Teacher Tao
Porchon-Lynch at Sheesha Sky Lounge Gold.

It was one of the most memorable evening with the very graceful Tao pochon lynch performing on the satge in her heels and best of attire which took away everybody by the surprise

The highlight of the event was Aditya Raj kapoor performance on Baar Baar Dekho song as a tribute to late Shammi Kapoor along with Renuka Shahane.  Sandip and Jesse opened the show with their performance followed by highlight of the evening which was Tao and Sandip who received standing ovation by all the celebrities present for the evening.

Hema malini mentioned that she was touched by Tao’s performance and said she didnt look 94 and proved dance has no age ba.

Madhoo Shah hosted the special evening and did a great job. Sushmita Sen was there for Tao and Sandip. Jesse said she was amazed at Mam Tao’s dedication and poise and grace at this age and touched her
feet saying this is what one does in India to give respect.  Sushmita Sen also humbly touched Tao’s feet.

It was a fanatastic winter evening where the performances kept all warm and on the toes. 

Extraordinary leaders and teachers change the way we perceive the world. So do extraordinary dancers! The 94-year old young Tao Porchon-Lynch, Master Yoga teacher, danced with ace Ballroom dance specialist Sandip Soparrkar at Sheesha Sky Lounge, Andheri West. The world’s oldest dancer Tao, an ex Hollywood actor and super model of yore, made her moves in high heels and short skirts as she sways to perfection with Master Soparrkar. Tao also gave Yoga demo and demonstrated Yoga dance and  was felicitated by Chief Guests actresses Hema Malini and Sushmita Sen.

With actress Madhoo turning compere for the first time in her, the evening
promises to be a very exciting one with couples including Aditya Raj Kapoor
with Renuka Shahane; Amit Ahlawat and Jesse Kaur; Smiley Suri and Nakul
Mehta showcasing their ballroom dancing skills. Vijayshree will give a
classical performance. Ajay De’s wife Ryoko De will also show her moves.

Actress Hema Malini said, “Being a dancer, it is fascinating to see a dancer like Tao matching steps with youngsters so effortlessly. Tao is a living advertisement for how to tap into our human potential. Yoga dance is a new concept and I am sure many people in India will follow it when an accomplished dancer like Tao leads the way.”

Actress Sushmita Sen added, “At ninety four years-young, Tao is the embodiment of many profound Yoga principles. She exemplifies the positive “can-do spirit” that can accomplish anything. Tao is unique in her ability to overcome the effects of aging to control her body and mind in harmony
with Yoga’s principles.”

Actress Madhoo says, “I agreed to become the compere for the first time in
life simply because Tao fascinates me like a mystery that I would like to
solve. At a youthful 94, Tao brings a delightful, childlike love of life
and nature to all that she does. Prepare to be enchanted and inspired if
you’re blessed to have the opportunity to meet her.”

Ballroom dance master Sandip Soparrkar added, “Showcasing that she is a better dancer than many of us, Tao teaches discipline and control of the body and mind through Yoga. As she elevates and balances her body in classic poses, she demonstrates how to tap into the primal spark of energy
that all of us receive from the universe. Whatever our religious beliefs, the spark makes us one with our fellow human beings and all forms of life on our planet.”

The very best lead us by their example. Tao Porchon-Lynch, Master Yoga teacher, 94 years young, synthesizes the most positive aspects of Indian, European and American thought. Tao is uniquely equipped to spread Yogic insights, originating in India, to Westerners seeking enlightenment. She  has trained and certified hundreds of yoga instructors, since founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in 1982. Tao has over 70 years of yoga practice and more than 45 years of teaching yoga to students in India, France and the U.S.

Having studied with Indra Devi and Aurobindo and BKS Iyengar in Pune and Mumbai, Tao learned how to tap into the incredible power all individuals possess but only few can access. She has made over twenty-five trips to India with her students because she believes that such visits offer enlightenment about the true spirit of Yoga. Tao continues to teach workshops at many yoga centers, including the Kripalu Center for Yoga
and Health, Integral Yoga Institute in Manhattan and the Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Buckingham, Va.

In 1995, Tao attended the Yoga for Peace International Peace Conference in Israel with Indra Devi to try to help bring peace to the Middle East through yogic principles.Tao believes that following the principles of yoga
can heal individuals and by extension, help heal our planet. Tao has received much media attention of late, including an interview on the NBC “Today” morning program, a taped segment in the upcoming documentary on extraordinary older women, “I Know A Woman Like That,” feature articles in the Journal News and Westchester Magazine; and an appearance on the Martha Stewart Show. Recently, Tao was a workshop presenter with Dr. Terri Kennedy at the Newark Peace Conference and sat on the Panel for Peace with His
Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Before teaching yoga, Tao had a long and varied career. Tao was an actress in England, France and the USA (under contract to MGM) in the 1940’s and 50’s, wrote screenplays and made documentaries in the 60’s and 70’s.Her life in India encompasses many historic events. There aren’t many people still alive who witnessed first-hand some of the events Tao has. She made several documentaries in India including, “To Light A Candle,” about 100 year- old philanthropist, Dr. Wealthy Fisher and her work in education and
literacy in Luck now. Tao also worked for Unitel and helped in their efforts to try to introduce television to India in the 1950’s. Her reminiscences regarding her life in India will be detailed in her forthcoming book.

Tao’s philosophy is “There is nothing we cannot do if we harness the power within us.” Her yoga principles and practices will be appreciated by current and future generations. Her current passion, in addition to yoga, is ballroom dancing and she is an award winning world-class dancer.

Tao has recently published her first meditation book, Reflections: The Yogic Journey of Life. This important book includes several guided meditations. As a bonus, an added CD of GTao’s meditations with music by Valerie Romanoff, lends an extra dimension to her words of wisdom.

CREDITS :
This Event came to an existence because of Mr. Mehul Choksi from Gitanjanli and Mr. Salil Chaturvedi from Provogue.   Advertising – Mr. Ajay from Blenders Pride and Mr. Ankit Choudhary from TVA Group. For the Invites,Stage, Sound and Light – Our student Mr. Vivek Jindal from Heritage Marbles.On Air Partners – Radio City. Gift Sponsors – Ms. Zeba Kohli from Fantasies Chocolate, India’s leading cosmetic Doctor – Dr. Rashmi Shetty and Mr. Ameen from 911 Protection Squad. Venue : Sheesha Sky Lounge Gold – Mr. Ali Reza Abdi. Instructors and Students of Sandip Soparrkar’s Ballroom Studio.  Event Management – Mr. Prashant Shirsat from 3rd Rock event.

PR Agency – Ms. Parul Chawla from Picture N Kraft.
Reporter – Zuhaib Khan PRO BOLLYWOOD

CAN AN ITEM GIRL WIN VOTES FOR A POLITICAL PARTY?

25 Jan

The hot & sexy Pakistani babe Veena Malik, recently in the news for her controversial FHM nude cover page and Playboy nude photoshoot offer and who has been getting attention from fans all over the world is excited on the way her new item song is appreciated and is very happy with the response. The song has Veena as the face of a political party and during the election time has to perform and gather more votes for her political party. Besides wearing a hot & revealing costume for the sequence, Malik will also seen sporting a Nathani, which was added to her look ,“Nathani is a very important ornament in Pakistan and it gives a very beautiful look. So on my request we added and it is looking very stunning” says Veena.
When contacted Nitin Manmohan, he said, “Veena fits best for the item number and I’m sure she’ll do justice to the song. It is shaping up very well and Veena so far has given a brilliant performance.
The item song of hot Veena Malik Channo is choreographed by Ahmed Khan and sung by Mamta Sharma, Anu Malik has given the music.
However, will it convert votes for that political party? Let’s wait and watch!

AUDIO LAUNCH OF MARRIED 2 AMERICA

25 Jan
AUDIO LAUNCH of Film MARRIED 2 AMERICA was held on 16th jan 2012 at DN Nagar THE CLUB.
The main starcast & crew of the movie were present on the function was as follows. A few of the celebrities included Dilip Shankar (Director), Archana Joglekar, Raghubir Yadav, Akhilendra Mishra, Ashok Samarth, Chetan Pandit, Anwar Hussain (Music Director), Javed Ali (Singer)
The Music of Film is on WORLD WIDE RECORD.
PR : Perfect PR
Reporter : Zuhaib Khan

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