Monday, September 30, 2013

Chloe's SPRING-SUMMER 2014 RUNWAY at Lycée Carnot, Paris

Ali Zafar all for the budding radio culture

A mode which was once something that had everyone glued on , the radio culture which was dying a slow death has now been revived,with renewed interest in the medium and supporting this is none other than actor –music-artist Ali Zafar.

Says Ali, “In India Radio culture has grown over the past couple of years.However in Pakistan,radio has been a huge form of entertainment throughout.Most of the exposure I had to western music was through the radio.Stations there play jazz,blues,R&B,classical western and so on.I feel that good radio stations do a lot to promote music culture in a country”.

Ravi Kishan Don’s a Woman Avatar in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Bullett Raja’

Things haven’t changed much since Shakespeare’s times – when young male actors used to don women’s garbs and play Cleopatra or Desdemona.

With cross dressing getting immensely popular in B-town, actors such as Aamir Khan, Ritiesh Deshmukh, have created a new trend altogether! One of the most popular actors in Bhojpuri, Ravi Kishan will also be seen making a grand entry in this list!

Ravi Kishan who made an entry into Bollywood a few years back, will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja which stars Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles.

Buzz is that, this popular Bhojpuri actor, will be seen donning a woman’s look for a particular seen in the movie. Ravi Kishan who will be playing a woman for the first time on screen, is seen in a green and pink choli along with a lot of jewellery including bangles, earrings and necklace.

When asked Ravi Kishan about his look of a woman in the film he said”‘I have never done something like this before and I would give all the credit to Tissu bhai (Tigmanshu)  for this. He makes it so easy for an actor thanks to his sheer clarity. I liked taking up the challenge and I hope the audiences will love my new ardhnareshwar avatar in Bullett Raja”

Well! looking at the picture we are sure Ravi Kishan is going to make a beautiful and pretty woman on screen!

Fox Star Studios Presentation, A Brandsmith Motion Pictures and Moving Pictures Production. Bullett Raja releases on 29th November 2013.  

Priyanka Chopra all set to seduce fans in Ramleela item song

After sizzling in the Exotic, Pinky and Babli badmash, Priyanka Chopra is all set to seduce her fans with her sexy moves in an item number from Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie 'Ramleela'.

The first look of Priyanka’s item song in the movie has been revelaed and she can be seen wearing a sexy white choli and dhoti revealing her sexy legs.

The item number from the most awaited movie of the year ‘Ramleela’ casts 20 more performers and is expected to be one  of the most expensive item number oof Bollywood for which the suiting has been done in Gujarat.

The song has been choreographed by Prabhu Deva's brother Vishnu Deva, who is quite impressed with Priyanka's dancing talent and tweeted: "Ram leela 2nd song finished with Priyanka she is fabulous dancer and fun working with her."

Ramleela is directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead role.  The film is inspired by Shakespeare's epic love story Romeo and Juliet and is expected to be released on 15 November 2013.

Dhoom 3 first Motion Poster starring Aamir and Katrina revealed: Watch Video

After creating Dhoom with the first theatrical trailer of the much anticipated movie of the year “Dhoom 3”, Yash Raj Films has released the second motion poster of the movie which ultimately raises the expectations of the movie lovers from the film.

The motion poster initially shows a high profile thief flying his stupendous bike, which is then followed by introduction of each character Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif.

Written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom 3 is the third installment of the franchise and scheduled to hit the screens on December 20.

Rahul And Shikha Mangal ‘Charkha’ Collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2013

Bringing to the forefront of fashion, the ancient soul and inspiration of traditional craftsmanship, the ‘Vrisa’ label by Rahul and Shikha Mangal presented “Charkha” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. It was a collection that revealed the beauty and hand crafted techniques of garment tailoring that had long been forgotten.

With old techniques blending seamlessly with contemporary styling, the designer duo used natural fabrics like cotton, silk, linen and turned them into utterly wearable creations that will appeal to the global buyers.

It was a line of magnificent kalidaar kurtas, wide circular skirts, long angarkhas which layered over the kurtas for a swirling fluid collection. The dress with bolero and lehengas with side slit kurtas were initially in shades of white, beige and ecru, which later moved to grey/black for Jodhpuri pants, short tops, kurtas and lehengas. The intricate embellishments and fabulous craft of India was the focal point of the garments.

For creations that present fashion and style backed by socially responsible movements, the “Charka” collection by Rahul and Shikha Mangal had a lot of soul and emotion.

‘Sva’ By Sonam And Paras Modi at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2013

From the land of the Rajputs and Maharajas came the ‘SVA’ label by Sonam and Paras Modi with their collection “Aangan” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013.

Opening the presentation with a very energetic dance by actress Amanda, the first entry set the mood as a white long skirt with dramatic peacock embroidery floated down the ramp. The asymmetric peach kurta with a contrast green yoke was followed by a navy gown with sheer back. The brown panelled dress with a beige bodice and the multi coloured printed lehenga, and the blue cutwork long creation over a white skirt were a colourful rustic line.

Detailing was restricted to prints embroidery and little tiny cloth buttons, which edged dupattas, hemlines and sleeves or covered the garment.

Men’s wear was basic but with colour – white sherwani with woven front border, a cream one with embroidered epaulets, printed dhoti with brown jacket - gave men’s wear that simple rustic charm.

Choosing the perfect showstopper Bollywood actress, Prachi Desai in a lehenga, a crafted encrusted choli with multitude of tiny cloth buttons and dupatta was the perfect end to the show, which was a tribute to Indian hand work.

“Aangan” by Sonam and Paras Modi for their label ‘SVA’ was an exotic collection from the wonderful state of Rajasthan that will appeal to women who want to add that majestic touch to their wardrobe.

‘Samor’ by Pragya And Megha Samor at Lakme Fashion Week Winter 2013

The ‘Samor’ label by the mother and daughter duo, Pragya and Megha Samor presented their glamorous collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. Inspired by the extinct exotic birds, the garments spoke a sensuous language of fabrics and prints as well as vibrant colours, drapes and cuts, which were a hallmark of the ensembles while surface texturing highlighted the construction.

Colours moved from candy hues of mint green, lemon yellow, Parma violet, pretty peach to pink along with black and white. Multi panelled hems and luxurious drapes were splashed with digital prints and innovative embroidery inspired from the designer’s paintings.

From a circular silk high waist skirt with multi-coloured embroidered birds, green satin Lycra top and black georgette shrug; the show moved on to reveal chiffon/satin Lycra swimsuit dress with brown leather straps and zipper detailing. Digital prints were a constant, featuring more birds and the double circular skirt with peacock embroidered flying species was a great semi-formal creation.

Adding a jungle birds printed Anarkali with a wide circular skirts with lots of embroidery, the collection offered a variety of silhouettes and outfits. A solitary sari with printed swirls and embellished choli, the designers offered the ethnic dresser an option. The finale was a black satin Lycra and net dress with florescent ribbon on a never ending trail with tiny fairy lights circling around the model’s body which was definitely a very striking end to the show.

Experimenting with construction, Pragya and Megha Samor’s label allowed their imagination to blossom on the ramp with a fabulous feminine line.

Samsung launches GALAXY Gear, the smart companion for GALAXY Note 3

Samsung Electronics recently  announced with Samsung GALAXY Note 3, GALAXY Gear, a new concept device that allows users to live life in the moment while staying connected. GALAXY Gear will notify users and give them quick previews of incoming texts, emails and more coming from GALAXY Note 3. It will provide a range of other valuable features and commands that extend the GALAXY Note 3 experience. When an incoming message requires more than a quick glance, users can simply pick up their Samsung GALAXY devices and the Smart Relay feature will instantly reveal the full content on the screen. Together, GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear extend Samsung’s efforts to provide users with the opportunity to design their lives, to express their passions and to make everyday life more easy and enjoyable.

Available with 32GB internal storage along with an additional microSD card slot for an additional storage of upto 64GB, the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear are available in India from September 25, 2013. Consumers who had pre-booked the device on the Samsung mobile e -store received the same from actor Sonal Chauhan.

House Of Chic by Jinali Sutariya And Heena Surani At Lakme Fashion Week Winter 2013

From the ‘House of Chic’ by Jinali Sutariya and Heena Surani came the “Dark Angel” collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013. The accessory line was a mix of skulls, crosses, black ties and laces - very punk and Gothic in nature and aimed at the modern day princess who has outgrown her girly desires.

Manufactured in Los Angeles and Turkey with Swarovski crystals and imported from Germany, the jewellery made a striking fashion statement. Made from an alloy with an antique gold finish, the eye-catching pieces were created for formal wear. Adding linen, lace and gunmetal paintings, the designer pair showcased a dark fantasy world of jewellery.

Intricately crafted hoops for the ears in gold, necklace with multi pendants, chokers with pointed tendrils, cuffs with crosses and hand ornaments with finger covers - the collection was very New Age in design and concept. Tasseled stone necklaces, shoulder dusters, multi bracelets, beaded skull evening bag and clutches completed the glittering line of jewellery and accessories.

Ending the show was former Miss India Universe and actor, Pooja Gupta who modelled a very unusual body vest sparkling with skulls and spikes.

When it comes to accessories that are outstanding, the “Dark Angel” collection by Jinali Sutariya and Heena Surani made an exotic impression on the ramp.

Justin Timberlake drank beer to prepare for his role with Ben Affleck!

Superstar Justin Timberlake stars as college student Richie Furst in the online gambling drama Runner Runner co-starring with Ben Affleck.

To pay his Princeton tuition Timberlake gets involved in the world of online poker. He wins big, but is ripped off by gaming mogul Ivan Block, played by Ben Affleck. When he learns that the scamming site is hosted out of a remote island, he jets off to confront Ben Affleck and the drama follows.

The actor musician opens up on his preparation for the role, which also involved getting drunk we hear!!!

“It was kind of nice to be on the other side … I’ve never played the kind of guy that was in the eye of the storm things, everything is kind of happening to, versus the instigator. I just drank a lot of beer, that’s all you really do in college, right? You just drink a lot of beer and run around, flipping around, flipping the bird,” Timberlake says with a laugh!!

Oscar winning Ben Affleck teams up with pop superstar Justin Timberlake in a hard hitting online poker and gambling drama aka RUNNER RUNNER releasing on 4th October!

Michael Kors displays his Spring 2014 collection at New York

Ace designer Michael Kors showcased his latest Spring 2014 collection at New York City in  a high end fashion shows with models displaying his marvelous collection on the ramp that left the spectators enthralled.

International Magic Festival in Delhi draws huge crowds

Delhi Tourism’s 3rd International Magic Festival held at Dilli Haat, Pitampura ended with a high nod as the grand event saw huge crowds swarming in, to witness some of the exquisite sleight of hands.

The performances by International Magicians from Malaysia and Poland remained the big attraction today. Magic Quest from Malaysia performed a Classical Magic which was based on Indian music. Magician Jakub form Poland enthralled the audience with his unique stand up comedies.

The crowds were thrilled to witness the variety and the quality of magic strokes on display. The stage magic shows and stand up magic shows which kept on running the whole day attracted Delhiites. There was a Magic Competition for Magicians above 16 years, as well.

Delhi Tourism’s Magic Festival focuses to revive this age old tradition. Keeping that in mind a special exhibition arena has been devoted showcasing the artifacts of Magic.

Dilli Haat turned out to be an ideal weekend fix for Delhiites as platter of activities happened each day including magic performances by International Magicians and Illusion show by the Kharbanda Brothers which left the spectators enthralled.

The ‘Coffin Maker’ all set for an Italian premiere at the 13th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

The Coffin Maker, is all set for an Italian premiere at the 13th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival — the only festival in Italy that’s totally devoted to films from and about India.The film will be screened first at the Florence Fest that takes off on November 22, 2013 and in a new highlight will also visit Rome between November 29 and December 1, 2013. Directed by debutante Veena Bakshi, it will be competing in the feature film section for the River to River Bitebay Audience Award.

Produced by Bharat & Ambika Vijan’s Shree Narayan Studio Pvt. Ltd. and directed by Veena Bakshi, COFFIN MAKER is a life changing film. It represents cinema that inspires! Set against the authentic and seductive spirit of a Goan Village, CoffinMaker is a poignant tale about a reluctant Coffin Maker who learns about life from a very unusual and mysterious source. The post production of the film is complete and ready to release soon.

COFFIN MAKER exemplifies the genius and the exceptional talent of Nasseruddin yet again. Randeep Hooda looking very dapper and handsome,more like a charming Hollywood hero, in the best performance of his life with his real life mentor Nassersaab. It’s a constant battle of wits between the two protagonists in a mental game that transports the inspirational film to a very different level. Ratna Pathak Shah plays Nasseruddin’s catholic wife Isabella that will surely charm the audience yet again.

Coffin Maker is a film that every Indian, be it professionals,Parents, Schools should watch as it has the gravity, Charm, humour and a soul that celebrates the magic, called life.

Besides the high concept content that attracted Nasseruddin and Randeep Hooda, every single character in the film is real as Ratna Pathak Shah as Isabella, Benjamin Gilani, Amit Sial, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Shilpa Shukla have substantially contributed in the excellence of its execution, under the direction and vision of Veena Bakshi.

Says Producer Bharat Vijan, Shree Narayan Studio “ I am just so overwhelmed to have Nassersaab in my debut film as a producer in Bollywood and such a brilliant cast of Randeep, Ratna,Benjamin, Amit,Mahabanoo. Coffin Maker is captivating and elevating cinema with the beauty of hope, love and the human spirit set against the Goan background. It is a part of Entertaining cinema that inspires, and I genuinely hope that all Indians will watch it and get inspired. It will make Indian cinema proud in the world stage. Even the music of Bapi-Tutul and songs by Hema Sardesai captures the essence and the sunshine spirit of Goa.Coffin Maker represents the blueprint of dealing with  life in an entertaining way. Watch it!”

Sunday, September 29, 2013

WAAH WAAH KYAA BAAT HAI celebrates 100 episodes

Popular comical poetry show ‘Waah Waah Kya Baat Hai’ successfully completed 100 episodes. To celebrate the shoot, producer Asit Kumarr Modi invited Sunil Pal and Sab TV head Anuj Kapoor on the show. A huge cake was cut by Sunil Pal, Anuj Kapoor, Neha Mehta, Asit Kumarr Modi  and Shailesh Lodha and the other poet guests on the sets.

With the theme of naya-purana this episode had young and senior poets having an entertaining and humorous poetic debate. It will telecast on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October at 9 PM.

Anchored by Shailesh Lodha & Neha K. Mehta, ‘Waah Waah Kyaa Baat Hai’ is a humorous hourly weekend show.

The concept of the show is loosely based on the old tradition of `Haasya Kavi Sammelan’. Produced under the banner of `Neela Telefilms’ by Asit Kumarr Modi, the show is telecast every Saturday & Sunday at 9PM on SAB TV.

The program showcases many established poets tickling the funny bone of the viewers. Every week there is a theme such as Women, Children, Imagination, relationship, marriage to which participating poets base their creations. Another interesting segment is ‘Chhupa Rustom’ where unknown poets get to showcase their talents. But, the highlight of the show is the section that provides a platform for emerging poets called ‘Aam aadmi ki kavitayein’. “Today there is no platform to promote lyricists and poets. Writing and poetry are not given their due importance. Through this show we are trying to revive the interest in poetry, particularly in ‘hansya kavita’,” comments the producer Asit Kumarr Modi. Their other serial `Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ has completed more than 1000 episodes.

Gorgeous Diya Mirza turned royal bride for Shyamal and Bhumika during Lakme Fashion week 2013

Gorgeous Diya Mirza looked stunning covered in bridal ornaments wearing a red zardosi covered lehenga, tiny velvet choli and shimmering dupatta when she walked the ramp as a showstopper for Shyamal and Bhumika during Lakme Fashion week 2013, who brought the essence of the royal fashionable wedding season with all the glitz, glitter and drama with their collection “A Royal Procession”.

Lamps on the stage gradually lit up and created the Rajput/Mughal era of the show as the models emerged on to the ramp.

The designer duo’s romance with the Big Fat Indian Wedding continued for their creations inspired by the splendour of Maharajas along with 16th century couture, which had a blend of Mughal and Rajput aesthetics. An intriguing mix of silhouettes, embroidery, regal touches, contemporary colours and styling was filled with eye-catching grandeur.

The silhouettes for women featured traditional kalidaars, overlapping jackets, jama-inspired cholis, lehenga saris, fitted bias churidars, swirling ornate panelled lehengas, sensuous saris, ijaar pants, collared blouses, shrugs and kotis. Men’s wear had bundgalas, Sherwanis, churidars, bundies and jackets along with colourful turbans.

Fabrics had to be rich with raw silk, hand woven silk brocade, velvet, crepe, georgette and Matka silk, giving luxurious touches to the collection. When it came to colours, only the most opulent were used starting with flame scarlet, forest green, berry, earthy beige, sunflower gold, Moroccan blue, golden crème, aloe and black.
Detailing was in the form of fabric luntkans at the end of dupattas and backs of sexy cholis, while fragile nets over solid brocades and silks created a lovely texture. Waistcoats were teamed with ornate saris; velvet cholis gleamed with semi precious stones and flared lehengas swished over buckram petticoats. A mix of fabrics for saris, blouses, and kurtas had georgettes flirting with luxurious crepes and velvets swaying with silks. The gorgeous jewellery was restricted to elaborate “kaan phool” that matched the grandeur of the ensembles.

Embroidery has always been a strong forté of the husband/wife team. There was intricate Meenakari recreating the beauty of ancient carvings, zardosi, zari, Marodi, silk cutwork with metallic and velvet fabrics and zari peeta work, which were the mainstay of the collection.

 “The Royal Procession” was so stunning in its style and finery that it would have been the first choice of royal queens and their kings of days gone by. For a grand show stopping entry at a wedding or a formal event, the sensational collection by Shyamal and Bhumika will be the first choice

Devi Devi: A unique exhibition by ten women artists

Vijaylakshmi Dogra of Art Indus Gallery Presents Devi Devi Exhibition - An exhibition by ten women artists. The exhibition is on from 10th October till 24th October at Art Indus Gallery, New Delhi.
"Devi-Devi" An exhibition by Ten women artist during Navdurga  from 10th October till 24th October at Art Indus Gallery is in contemporary context to raise awareness amongst people, and influence their attitudes and mindsets, drawing. The objective of the exhibition is to celebrate the power, beauty and glory of nine Goddesses from Indian Mythology. The nine participant artists are Arpana Caur, Seema Kohli, Shipra Bhattacharya, Jayasri Barman, Gogi Saroj Pal, Kanchan Chander, Bulbul Sharma, Kristine Michael and Rini Dhumal, Vasundhara Tewari Broota.

In ancient tales from our epics, myths and legends there are many manifestations of Devi, each one more powerful and beautiful than the other. Sometimes she strides like a warrior and then sometimes she is as docile as a doe. It seems, everywhere you travel, within and without, her various forms seek you out. One day she will appear as Durga, astride a lion, about to slay the demon. Then the next day you will meet her as the gentle Parvati, meditating on a mountain peak, or you will see her as Radha, beloved of Lord Krishna. She is the turbulant Ganga, flowing down from Shiva’s locks and then she is Sita, modest and virtuous.
She comes into our thoughts as courageous and beautiful Draupadi, then she glows like a precious jewel as the benevolent Laxmi. The next day she greets us with quiet dignity as Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, from Vedic times.
In these violent times when a little girl child, a young woman, our elderly mothers, are all becoming victims of terrible abuse and crime- we read about rape every day in the newspapers, see terrible images on television and gradually seem to become  indifferent to the horrors of our everyday life.
With these paintings, these powerful images, we pay tribute to all women  and celebrate the Goddess that lives within each of us .We salute  the elements that have formed us, as we connect to our ancient roots and remind  ourselves that we must be, forever humane, compassionate and venerating in our thoughts and actions.

Devi, Devi’s eternal presence- divine, protective and benevolent, lives within us all.

Archana Kochhar brought the Beauty Of Rajasthan On The Ramp With Her “Chokhi” Collection at Lakme Fashion Week

The collection was reminiscent of the beautiful creations worn by the gorgeous women in their havelis of Rajasthan. “Chokhi” by Archana Kochhar recreated the ensembles of those glorious eras at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013.

Inspired by the colours, earthy prints like images of forts and twirling moustaches, shisha embroidery of the State, the designer brought these in a contemporary mode with acrylic cutouts and Rajasthani motifs. The colour palette had a rich offering of kesari orange, haldi yellow and burnt maroon, reflecting the glory of the vibrant region.

The silhouettes from the “Chokhi” range had modern touches as printed sheer shirt kurtas and layered tunics were teamed with matching leggings or loose but fitted Patiala pants. For a more formal look, saris, shararas and lehengas lavishly embellished with acrylic mirror work, zardosi, metal studs and wool added to the rustic beauty of the collection.

Fabrics were easy on the eye and fluid with satin, velvet, tulle, jersey, silk giving the creations a moulded or fluid silhouette.

Opening the show with a kesari shirt tunic that had an elephant print, Archana gave many options for women’s wear. Sari with mustache prints on kalis, wide salwars with kesari asymmetric kurta, tiny bolero for a pre-stitched sari; zig-zag prints for pants under sheer maroon net lehenga and a brown shaded printed sari with long sleeve peplum blouse were eye-catchers.

Egg shaped kaftan, dhoti with a long kurta sporting the fort prints, black printed skirt worn with a crinoline and tiny shaded bolero were kept within the theme. Interesting experiments were the wide glittering belt attached to choli, which clasped a sari at the waist and another pre-stitched sari gown attached to the choli. 

The shisha embroidery was lavishly used for lehengas, shrugs, and waistcoats.

Men’s wear followed the inspiration and had an interesting blend of shirt kurtas and partially digital printed jackets worn with trousers. Bundies were vibrant in colour, while the dhoti was a stylish ethnic addition. For a slightly formal look, shaded orange/yellow jackets, silk waist coats, jackets with mirror work lapels and sherwani with Jodhpuri pants added some diversion from the basic looks.

Bringing the grandeur of desert style into their wardrobes, men and women will love the options offered by Archana Kochhar with her “Chokhi” collection.

Nargis Fakri dazzles the ramp for Ritu Kumar at Lakme Fashion Week

Day Four at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013, ended with the exotic vintage collection by Padma Shree Ritu Kumar presented by Reliance Jewels and the glamour to the show was further added by stunning  Nargis Fakri who dazzled the ramp as a showstopper for Ritu's show.
Known for her in-depth research and study of different Indian textiles and crafts, Ritu Kumar’s fantastic collection called “The Thunder Mountain and the Curling Vine” was a kaleidoscopic journey of colours, weaves, styles and craft for the audience as they breathlessly watched the ensembles on the ramp. Inspired by the beauty and majesty of the deep woods and the serene mountains of the Himalayan region, Ritu allowed her creativity to match the glory of nature from these regions.

Using hand-woven back strap loomed fabrics, Bhutanese Tangkhas, prayer flags, kanni weaves, hand spun khadi, woven silks, leather, Lycra jersey  and adding the beautiful jamavar motifs of Kashmir; the result was a fascinating line of contemporary fashion with vintage textiles, which bore Ritu’s individualistic style for her prét brand “Label”.

Converting some of the weaves into prints, the fabrics used ranged from silk to woven shawls in rich deep tones that recreated the beauty of the hilly states. Unfolding the drama of the costumes from the mountain kingdoms, the long-sleeved coat dresses with a mix of prints/embellishments and kurtas with the Himalayan flavour, trousers, leggings, the kira (wrap around skirt from Bhutan), wrap jackets, dresses, kaftans and capes were seen creating unconventional impact on the catwalk.

The three dramatic giant printed and embellished capes were stunners on the ramp when they appeared in quick succession. The brocade short jacket with sheer sleeves, pencil skirt with belted shawl collar jacket, long slim embroidered skirt with a pure white blouse, very heavy wool midi with contrasting bands and the belted double breasted coat with rust collar, were inspired by the beauty of the hilly heaven. Cigarette pants with a new version of the biker jacket, the scenic embroidered swing coat, textured woollen creations and the multi-fabric gathered dress were part of the fabulously crafted collection.

The second half devoted to the most luxurious kalidaar kurtas in shades of white, ecru, khaki, beige, mid-brown swirled on the ramp with multiple kalis whirling around the beautiful models wearing the scintillating Reliance Jewels collection of jhumkas, shoulder dusters, kaan phool, chandelier earrings, the visual was glamorous.

Ending the show was the gorgeous Nargis Fakri, star of the latest hit “Madras Café” who glided in displaying a magnificent diamond polki set, Haath Phool and Maang Tikka from the Reliance Jewels collection, in a white fully embellished, layered, floor-length, kalidaar  kurta and flowing dupatta.

It was indeed a glorious end to the Indian Textile Day celebrations at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 with Padma Shree Ritu Kumar’s sensational collection presented by Reliance Jewels.  

Danny Denzongpa to play Akshay Kumar's BIG BOSS!

Veteran actor Danny Denzongpa who has won accolades throughout his career mostly for the villainous characters is all set to enthrall the audiences with his larger than life persona in Anthony Dsouza's BOSS.

Danny who was last seen in Luck (2009) is all set to charm the audiences with his persona and will be the BIG BOSS in BOSS!!!

Confused? Well, Akshay Kumar plays the BOSS in the film and Danny would be playing the role of BIG BOSS which bears uncanny similarities to the popular Robin Hood persona!

Usually, we have seen Danny playing negative characters, but for this film his role is quite different and will be of a positive person who extends his generous hand for the good of the society says a source close to the Production Team!

Well, we are sure this role is definitely poised to be a power packed addition to the stable of laurels in Danny's bag of movies!!

The film also stars Mithun Chakraborty, Shiv Pandit, Aditi Rao Hydari, Johnny Lever and

BOSS is produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Cape Of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions and is directed by Anthony D'souza. It is all set to release on 16th October.

Michael Kors launches new Runway watch under the brand’s WATCH HUNGER STOP campaign

Michael Kors recently announced the launch of two specially designed styles of its best-selling Runway watch as part of the brand’s WATCH HUNGER STOP campaign. For each watch sold, 100 children in a hunger-stricken area will receive a nutritious meal. The company recently announced a long-term partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) dedicated to raising millions of dollars to help end world hunger. The multifaceted campaign features a number of awareness-focused efforts and fundraising products.

The two watches, named the “100 Series,” will be available in India this October exclusively at the  Michael Kors store in DLF Emporio, New Delhi. They will also be sold online and will retail for INR 19,795 . One watch features a gold-tone stainless steel case and bracelet with a turquoise dial. The other shares the same design details but is cast in a silver-tone stainless steel case and bracelet with a navy blue dial. Both watches have a detailed map of the world etched on the colorful dial, along with the words “100 Series.” Michael Kors’ signature is engraved on the back, as is the campaign name, WATCH HUNGER STOP, and the message “1 WATCH = 100 MEALS.” The unisex watches, available in mid-size and oversized styles, will be sold in specially designed packaging that highlights the aim to WATCH HUNGER STOP.

This is the brand’s first global, philanthropic initiative to offer a uniquely designed product, which is why the popular Runway watch was chosen as the conceptual starting point. “To make a significant impact, you need a great product as well as a great cause,” says designer Michael Kors. “I wanted to design something special and unique that I knew would have huge appeal to our customers, including our watch collectors. These are fabulous watches, designed and sold for an incredibly important cause. That’s the way it should work.”

The new partnership with WFP—the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide—is a significant milestone in Kors’ mission to eradicate hunger on both a local and global scale. In October 2012, Mr. Kors made a $5 million donation to God’s Love We Deliver, the New York-based non-profit organization that cooks and delivers individually tailored meals daily to people living with severe illnesses throughout New York City, Newark and Hudson County. This gift enabled the God’s Love We Deliver team to continue its life-affirming work and conduct a major renovation of its facility in SoHo, which will be renamed “The Michael Kors Building.” Following his contribution, Kors was honored with the 2012 Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Golden Heart Awards Dinner.

Reshica Naicker wins Mrs India Worldwide 2013 Contest

L TO R  -2ND Runner Up Bhavya Gehlot, Winner Reshica Naicker
 and 1st runner up Alka Jawla
It was a glamorous evening when Bharat Bhramar,Ishreen Vadi and Amit Goyal Directors of Shri Sai Entertainment Private Limited along with Mr. Kushal Rathi, MD ECNON  announced the finale winners of ECNON Haut Monde Mrs. India World Wide season 3.

The winner of the ECNON Haut Monde Mrs. India Worldwide season 3 was Reshica Naicker followed by Alka Jawla as the first runner up and Bhavya Gehlot as the second runner up.

To make the occasion a more special one, the celebratory evening was joined in by esteemed guests and panel members of Mrs. India worldwide season 3 like Former Miss World & Actress Aditi Govitrikar, Actress Amita Nangia, Actress Eva Grover, Mr. Kushal Rathi (MD ECNON), P.Mohanti, Ramandeep Singh, Designer Shibani Rastogi, Designers Rabani and Rakha, Fitness Trainer Vesna Jacob and Blossom Kocchar.

Out of the contestants selected from all over the world 20 women has been shortlisted to compete after grooming sessions for the Grand Finale.

The aim behind organizing Mrs. India World Wide 2013 contest is to reach out to stunning and endowed married women across India to be a part of this mega event and use this platform as door to enter the glamorous world of fame. Eligibility to be Mrs. India Worldwide 2013 is the applicant should be Indian born or residing between 23 to 40 years and should be married. She should not be under any commercial contract with any modelling agency at the time of appearing for the auditions.

The preliminary rounds were conducted in the following states, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and South Africa.

According to Mr. Bharat Bhramar, Founder & Chairman of Shri Sai Entertainments Pvt. Ltd, "Mrs India worldwide gives an opportunity to stunning and endowed females from India, to use this platform as a door to enter the glamorous world of fame, attracting a lot of fanfare".

The winner’s for the past few years in the following category were Mrs. India Worldwide 2012 was Rebecca Benn Logan, Mr. India Worldwide 2013 was Raghav Sharma and 2013 was Sahil Singh. In Miss North India Category the winner were Nancy Gupta and Isha Singh for 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Now Rozlyn Khan part of campaign in the coming election

Actress Rozlyn Khan who is known as  Sexy Savita Bhabhi , recently visited parliament  house and Rashtrapati Bhavan and will soon be seen campaigning in coming elections. Rozlyn turned quit a few heads in Parliament by wearing translucent white shirt but also stole the show from our Netas. shutterbugs gathered at the entrance of the parliament while she entered the parliament. When asked wither Rozlyn is joining congress party she replied “Sure I am open for campaign in the coming elections. Now lets see what will happen .”

Rozlyn khan will be seen in big boss? she replied  “I m not sure but yes I will be seen in parliament soon .” Crowd gathered at exit gate of parliament while Rozlyn was posing for camera finally was requested  by security guard to leave the place for security reasons.

Producer-Director Pahlaj Nihalani, Singers Usha Uthup, Adnan Sami honoured with Sangam Awards

Singers Arpita Mandal of Jamshedpur, Pragya Patra of Delhi win the 35th All India Singing Competition held yesterday by Sangam Kala Group in Senior Category.

Producer Director Pahlaj Nihalani, singers Adnan Sami, Usha Uthap, Penaz Masani and art promoter Vijender Singh were honoured with “Sangam Awards” at the glittering finale of 35th Annual “Surtarang” Singing Talent Competition held here by Sangam Kala Group on 27th Sept at Sirifort Auditorium.

Other who were honored included playback singers Shilpa Rao, Malini Awasthy and Harish Moyal; upcoming star Raika (film Avatar), Sharad Dutt of P-7 TV Channel, dance guru Jitender Maharaj and his disciples Nalini-Kamalini, anchor Nitin Arora, music teacher Anju Munjal, Sangam's Regional Co-ordinators Neena Bawa (Yamunanagar) and Sarita Pant (Nainital).
Sangam Kala Group is one of oldest organizations of India devoted to the cause of promotion of young upcoming singers and was established by its founder president VSK Sood in Delhi in 1974. Speaking on the occasion Mr Sood claimed that Sangam Kala Group’s Competition which is held every year in memory of immortal child-singer Madan Mohan, is the World’s Biggest Stage Singing Competition in which more than 20,000 singers had competed from 66 cities of India and 6 centres abroad. 18 singers out of 20,000 screened earlier had participated in 6 categories in the World Finals held on 27th Sept at Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi. The winners were:
  • Sub-Junior  Non-Film ( 5 upto 12 years): Prajal Shirke of Narwana
  • Sub-Junior Film (5 upto 12 years): Sharddha Shree of Delhi
  • Junior Non-Film (above 12 upto 18 years): Gurman Preet Singh of Delhi
  • Junior Film (above 12 upto 18 years): Manas Kamble of Rewa
  • Senior Non-Film (above 18 upto 28 years): Arpita Mandal of Jamshedpur
  • Senior Film (above 18 up to 28 years): Pragya Patra of Delhi

The competition was followed by an entertainment programme by cine personalities co-ordinated by Sangam’s Shahid Waheed Khan. Singers Usha Uthup, Adnan Sami, Penaz Masani and folk singer Malini Awasthy elicited a thunderous applause from a overpacked house of 3,000 spectators. The programme was very well compered by the duo Nitin Arora and Juhi with the audience going into peals of laughter with their witty comments. Satish Popli’s Doremi Orchestra accompanied the competitors and the star performers to perfection in the presence of distinguished guest Dr AK Kalyan of Petronet LNG.

Bollywood Diva Sonal Chauhan Presented Samsung GALAXY Note 3 in Delhi

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital technologies organized a consumer event on the occasion of GALAXY Note 3 arrival in India. Acclaimed actress, Sonal Chauhan presented the recently launched GALAXY Note 3 to a few lucky Samsung customers at their Nehru Place store in the capital.

The new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier and faster.

Samsung GALAXY Note 3 comes with a larger (5.7inch) full HD Super AMOLED display, yet slimmer (8.3mm) and lighter (168g) hardware design, and more powerful and longer lasting (3,200mAh) battery. The device is equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 enables users to crisply capture every visual story in their lives, even in low light and active situations. Incorporating the industry’s largest 3GB RAM, the GALAXY Note 3 also provides faster and more powerful performance.

The GALAXY Note 3 is priced at Rs 49,990 and will come pre-loaded with support for 11 regional Indian languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya and Assamese.

Former Miss India finalist Tahira Kochhar to Present the book 'The Archivist' to Ace Photojournalist Mr. Raghu Rai in Delhi!

From being pretty to being smart, our Bollywood beauties have no bone of imperfection in them. One such beauty is Tahira Kochhar,former Miss India finalist (2010), is all set to make her big place in Bollywood.

Tahira who was last seen in the movie ‘Rabba Mein Kya Karu’ directed by the award winner Amrit Sagar Chopra, is all set to launch her grandmother Nony Singh’s book 'The Archivist.' The pretty actress hails from Delhi and will part of this prestigious event!

The book will be presented by Tahira to Mr. Raghu Rai, who is a veteran Photojournalist.

This event will take place at the 'Amphitheater' at India Habitat Centre on 29th Sept, 2013.& would be a part of the upcoming edition of Delhi Photo Festival at the Amphitheater of the India Habitat Center.

When quizzed Tahira about this she excitedly said, "Yes! With great pride I announce the launch of my grandmother- Nony Singh's book at the DELHI PHOTO FESTIVAL! "Nony Singh - The Archivist". Its a photography book in an archival form, with the thoughts behind the compilation of her photography and undying passion for it , for the last 70years. Its a great honor for her and myself to be presenting the book to Indias eminent photographer Mr.Raghu Rai!"

Well, with so much wit and beauty, we are sure to say, that she will go a long way.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Diva’ni: India’s first cinema inspired fashion label, launched on the occasion of Yash Chopra’s birthday

Diva’ni, the brainchild of YRF (Yash Raj Films) and KBSH Pvt. Ltd. was unveiled ata star-studded gathering today at the Yash Raj Studios as a tribute to the veteran director, Yash Chopra on his birth anniversary. The extravaganza witnessed the who’s who of both Bollywood as well as the fashion coterie coming together to salute the legend who gave romance a whole new meaning in Indian cinema.

The magnificent fiesta was a visual treat to the audience showcased througha blendingof elegant fashionwith lights and sound to re-create a saga of love. The show began with a special screening as a tribute to Yash Chopra’s vision of bringing out the best in his heroines followed by his effervescent divas walking the ramp wearing Diva’ni, unraveling an exceptional story of romance in each ensemble.

The key highlights of the night were the 65 Diva’ni ensembles showcased on the ramp, transporting the entranced audience to the majestic world of traditional Indian weaves, exquisite zari, the vibrantRajputanagottapatti,the evergreen sequenced handwork, the bespoke hand-paints, the ethereal Dhakai nets, the ancient Kashmiri and Gara art and the very elegant multi huge crystals presented with a contemporary twist. Watching nine divas, Rekha, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, JuhiChawla, Rani Mukherjee, PreityZinta, Katrina Kaif,  Anushka Sharma and Parineeti Chopra, gracing the event adorning Diva’ni, each representing a different era of Indian cinema,along with Shahrukh Khan, was a breath-taking experience.

Gracing the occasion, Mrs. Pamela Chopra said, “I am so delighted and pleased that all the wonderful divas, friends and family could join me in celebrating my husband’s birth anniversary together this evening. Today’s special commemoration is most befitting and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. My heartfelt thank you to all!

Exuberant on the occasion, Mr. SurinderDhir, Chairman, KBSH Pvt. Ltd. said, “In all my years, I have also wondered just when and where fashion and cinema would cross paths. Diva’ni is like a dream come true for us, the result of over 15 months of rigorous hard work and planning. I strongly believe that Diva’ni is a redefining moment in India’s fashion voyage. In terms of above par quality,in terms of new and newer fashion, and in terms of a whole new genre of style and grace.

Each Diva’ni outfit echoes a woman’s desire to be herself and express her innate emotions, inspired by romanticism, classiness and the hint of sensuality from Bollywood. It promises to fulfil her aspirations and make her feel like a true Diva, giving her soul wings to freely express her true self, through the different ensembles crafted with love by team Diva’ni. The craftsmanship exemplified within the brand’s design philosophy is as priceless as the woman who adorns it.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan steals the show walking in ramp in a Diva’ni creation

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan steals the show walking in ramp in a Diva’ni creation during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.

Sensational Katrina Kaif sizzles the ramp in Swarosvki laden Diva’ni creation

Sensational Katrina Kaif sizzled the ramp in Swarosvki laden Diva’ni creation during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.

Ever gorgeous Rekha walks the ramp wearing pure weaves from Diva’ni

Bollywood’s ever gorgeous actress Rekha graced the ramp wearing pure weaves from Diva’ni  during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.

Preity Zinta looked extremely pretty in a kashmiri art from Diva’ni

Preity Zinta reviving the kashmiri  art in a Diva’ni ensemble  creation during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.

Rani Mukherjee graced the ramp in rich Diva’ni outfit made of zardosi

Actress Rani Mukherjee graced the ramp in rich Diva’ni outfit made of zardosi from Diva’ni creation during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.

Magical Madhuri Dixit walks on ramp sequenced in handiwork from Diva’ni

Madhuri Dixit draped in sequenced handiwork from Diva’ni creation during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.

The evergreen Sridevi walked the ramp in a Rajputana Diva’ni creation

The evergreen Sridevi in walked the ramp wearing a Rajputana Diva’ni creation during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.

Gracious Juhi Chawla blossoms her way in Diva;ni ensemble

The enchanting Juhi Chawla blossoms her way in Diva;ni ensemble during a fashion show organised on the occasion of birth anniversary of the late filmmaker Yash Chopra. Yash Chopra's wife Pamela organised the fashion show to showcase India's first cinema inspired ethnic couture brand Diva'ni.