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AMRITA RAO ON THE MAN MAGAZINE COVER

1 Nov

Here’s a peek into Amrita Rao’s latest photoshoot for THE MAN magazine.

AMRITA RAO UNVEILS MAXIM COVER

16 Oct

Bollywood actress and cover girl Amrita Rao unveiled the Maxim October Issue 2009 Cover at Hard Rock Cafe, Mumbai yesterday. Hard Rock Cafe also announced their Wednesday Ladies Special Rock Night in honour of Amrita. To celebrate the launch guests such as Tushar Kapoor, Rahul Dev, Swapnil Shinde, Rehan Shah, Soketu Parikh, Anaida, Aryan Vaid, Nikhila Palat amongst other were present to celebrate the launch Celebrating the Maxim October launch, cover girl and Bollywood diva, Amrita Rao said, “Maxim represents the sensual woman – the woman within, who reveals her darkest, sauciest secrets. This cover was timely due to my current association with a renowned bridal reality show as well as Manish Malhotra’s successful experimentation and execution of my style in the last movie that I did. I loved the cover a lot as it portrayed me as natural and sexy without baring everything out – I was the quintessential girl next door. Gracing the cover of India’s largest selling men’s magazine, Maxim, was a fantastic opportunity and it just goes to show that I am one of the most desirable actors on tinsel town. I am delighted to see Maxim and Hard Rock café come together for a unique concept like Ladies Rock Nites and am glad to be launching this series with my Maxim cover shoot.”

GOVINDA GOES GAGA OVER AMRITA

5 Sep

With the success of ‘Life Partner’, the new pairing of Govinda and Amrita Rao seems to have clicked with the audiences. In fact, audiences have called the pair the highlight of the film and are looking forward to seeing the two together in more films. But if there’s one new fan Amrita Rao can definitely lay claim to, it is her co-star. Ever since the movie released, Govinda can’t stop raving about the lass.

“She was a pleasure, and a splendid person to work to with. She is hard-working, dedicated, talented and on top of it all, absolutely professional. She is a truly gifted actor. With values like that, Amrita is definitely going to go places in the industry,” gushes Govinda, who is now looking forward to working alongside Amrita in his other movies too.

With their dazzle spilling over the silver screen, let’s hope we get to see them together more often.

PRO : Dale Bhagwagar

JEWEL THIEF SCREENING FOR DEV SAHAB

1 Aug

Mumbai, July 31, 2009: Purani Jeans (retro music show) on Radio Mirchi 98.3FM, relived the magic of one of the greatest stars in Bollywood – Dev Anand. As a tribute to the legend for his outstanding contribution to Hindi Cinema, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, organised a special screening of the evergreen classic ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967) at Regal Cinema on 30th July in Mumbai. The screening was attended by Dev Anand, his ardent fans and several eminent personalities from the film, music, television and corporate world like Jackie Shroff, Amrita Rao, Deepak Parekh, Sakshi Tanwar, Shilpa Rao, among others. The cinema hall was completely packed with die-hard Dev Anand loyalists turning up in huge numbers. Several fans not just came dressed like the legend, but also clapped and whistled every time they watched Dev Anand on screen in a span of three hours. The audience went ga-ga over all time hits like Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara, Aasman Ke Neeche, Dil Pukaare, Honthon Mein Aisi Baat, Raat Akeli Hai and Rula Ke Gaya Sapna Mera. What’s more! Dev Anand presented the original cap worn by him in Jewel Thief to RJ Anmol who hosts Purani Jeans, Mumbai’s favourite show. Overjoyed with the entire experience, Dev Anand said, “I am one of the biggest fans of Purani Jeans and am deeply touched by the love and appreciation shown by my fans. I am now looking forward to the theatrical release of my movie Hum Dono which has been rendered in colour.” Speaking on the occasion, RJ Anmol said “I am on a different high altogether. The star I always dreamt about and wanted to meet in my real life has gifted me his cap. I had never imagined that I would watch one of my all time favourite films ‘Jewel Thief’ with the super legend.”RJ Anmol is currently doing the special series, ‘Legends Se Mulaqaat, Anmol Ke Saath’, on Purani Jeans. Spread across 12 weeks, the show features one legend every week (Wednesday to Friday; 9:15 -10:15 pm) where RJ Anmol converses with celebrities about their personal lives, work, special moments, films and much more. Stars who have already featured in the series are Shammi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Lata Mangeshkar, Prem Chopra and Dev Anand. To witness the exclusive screening and interact with the legend, Radio Mirchi aired several contests for its listeners. The station also invited listeners to send their photographs resembling Dev Anand’s looks or hairstyle to win free tickets.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY – AMRITA RAO ON BIG FM

23 Jan

All pics by Yousha Jamal.

VICTORY MUSIC RELEASE – EVENT PICS

29 Dec

Bollywood actress Amrita Rao at Victory music release
Bollywood actress Amrita Rao at Victory music release
Harbhajan Singh, Harman Baweja and Ajitpal Mangat at Victory music release
Kailash Kher at Victory Music Release
Qamaal Mustafa Sikander of PRO BOLLYWOOD with Bollywood composer Anu Mallik
Music release of Ajitpal Mangat's Victory at Vie Lounge

WINNING MUSIC OF VICTORY

29 Dec
Music of Ajitpal Mangat’s Victory was released yesterday by famous Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh at Vie Lounge in Juhu. Also present at the event were Music Director Anu Malik, singer Kailash Kher, director Ashutosh Gowarikar among others. Photos from the event will be posted shortly.

Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao in Ajitpal Mangat's movie Victory, based on cricket

Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao in Ajitpal Mangat's movie Victory, based on cricket
Amrita Rao in Ajitpal Mangat's movie Victory, based on cricket
Harman Baweja in Ajitpal Mangat's movie Victory, based on cricket
Harman Baweja in Ajitpal Mangat's movie Victory, based on cricket
Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao in Ajitpal Mangat's movie Victory, based on cricket
Harman Baweja and Amrita Rao in Ajitpal Mangat's movie Victory, based on cricket
Director Ajitpal Mangat of Victory, whose music was released by Harbhajan Singh at Vie Lounge Juhu, Bombay

SYNOPSIS OF ‘VICTORY’

In India, cricket is much much more than just a game; it is a passion, an obsession, a religion!

Millions of youngsters, in all the corners of the country, dream of playing for India! A dream which incredibly only ONE in every 100 MILLION realizes.

‘VICTORY’ is the story of a father, Ram, who saw such an impossible dream for his son! This is also the HEROIC story of his son Vijay Shekhawat.

Hailing from the small town of Jaisalmer, Vijay Shekhawat becomes India’s latest world-class batting sensation and is catapulted to superstardom!

But it is the glamour and the glitter of this very demi-god status that makes the young, vulnerable small-town boy Vijay stray from his true vocation of cricket. Unfortunately this leads to a loss of focus and to a miserable drop in his performance. But by the time Vijay realizes the error of his ways, it is too late and he finds himself thrown out of the Indian cricket team because of disciplinary reasons. Suddenly the hero of the cricket crazy India becomes a villain in everyone’s eyes. His father Ram’s dreams are shattered and suffers a paralytic stroke.

This tragedy awakens Vijay’s conscience and sense of honor. He wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his father and every Indian. Against great odds, he once again makes it back to the Indian team and gets to play in the finals of the Champion’s trophy against Australia where he plays a stellar role in enabling India to win the Trophy. Where in the emotionally moving final, in spite of being hospitalized mid-innings because of an injury, Vijay returns to bat, risking permanent injury, when India are nine down, to pull off an impossible victory against the world champion, Ricky Ponting’s Australia.

In this, the last match of his life, Vijay Shekhawat fulfils his father’s dreams and enters the pantheon of Indian cricket. That night itself he retires from Cricket and decides to spend the rest of his life with a mission to teach the budding young cricketers of India that cricket is not about playing for one’s personal stardom, but for the pride of your country and the pride of every cricket-loving Indian.

If ‘GOAL’ was the definitive soccer film, and ”BULL DURHAM” the definitive baseball film then “VICTORY’ will be the definitive cricket film.

Welcome to Sajjanpur in London Film Festival

12 Sep


Shyam Benegal’s first comedy film Welcome to Sajjanpur has been invited for the prestigious, London Film Festival 2008.

Starts on October 15th 2008 & ends on October 30th 2008 in London.

The film has been selected for World Cinema Category.

London Film Festival showcases the best new films from around the world.

Welcome To Sajjanpur starring Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Divya Dutta, Ila Arun, Ravi Kissen, and Rageshwari Sachdev is a delightful satirical take on a contemporary Indian village.

The film is set in a make believe world of Sajjanpur, something like the Malgudi of R K Narayan.

Says, Vikas Behl, the producer, UTV Spotboy, “We made a film that is from the heartland of India narrated in a very light hearted manner. To me, a subject like this selected for such a big festival is very encouraging and interesting. We didn’t make the film with an intension of taking it to festival circuits but such news is really encouraging”.

Shyam Benegal, the director of the film, was happy to hear the news and said, ” London Film Festival is like an annual affair for me now. Almost all my films have been showcased there. I am happy and honoured that like every year this year too, I will be a part of the festival with Welcome To Sajjanpur.. It is a nice platform to showcase the film to larger audiences. I hope everyone would like the film”.

Welcome to Sajjanpur is a story of Mahadev (played by Shreyas Talpade) who is one of the few educated young men from Sajjanpur. His ambition is to be a novelist but finds it easier to make a living by writing letters sitting next to the post office. His ability to write persuasive letters makes him popular with the largely non-literate population of the town. Aware of this power, he soon uses his talent to manipulate people with amusing and sometimes not such amusing results.

The film is slated to release to 19 Sept, 2008.

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