Monday, September 30, 2013

Tune-in / highlight Sony Entertainm​ent Adaalat

Adaalat – Makhi – 5th & 6th oct -  
Kaushik has been accused of murdering his doctor Dr. Chopra. He however claims that it wasn’t him but the makkhi who killed him. Everybody dismisses this justification. KD is also not convinced about this but he defends him on the grounds that he isn’t the killer. We see apart from Dr. Chopra, a railway officer was also killed and here too makkhi comes into the picture. Kd gets curious as to what is the mystery behind the makkhi. He gets shocked when in the office he himself sees the makkhi who tells that the next murdered will be Sundar and says itself to be Sanjana. Next day he got killed.Kd gets to know that Sanjana was a girl who went missing from the train in which Dr.Chopra, the railway officer and Sundar were also there. Kd tries to figure out the connection. What will Kd do now? What is the mystery behind the makkhi? What's the connection between Sanjana and the people who got killed? Why did the makkhi say Sanjana?  
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Tune-in / highlight Sony Entertainm​ent CID

C.I.D Story Synopsis:- 4th and 5th October  @ 10 p.m. –
The cops are trapped on the island and are in mortal danger. Will the cops fall victim to the cannibals? Or the terrifying monster on the island.. And what is the secret of the mysterious mist. Who are the strange men on the island and what are they planning. And why was Salunkhe kidnapped?  The cops must find all the answers and engage in an epic final confrontation with the mercenaries to save the island and the country….

Weekly Tune-in / highlight of Jee Le Zara Sony Entertainm​ent Television

Tuesday – 1st October 45 mins
Telecast episode – 27
In tonight’s episode ,lawyer informs Saachi they have got hearing date on 26th. DV meets Saachi and tries to convince her to at least meet sunil’s mama but he fails to do so as he doesn’t try his best. Ajji and Nani ask DV if saachi agreed and he just halfheartedly nods. They ask Saachi if she will meet Rishi and she agrees. Next morning preparations for mehendi are taking place. Saachi doesn’t like the flower arrangement. She shouts at flower guy and decides to do the job herself. DV offers her juice and makes sure workers do their job. Mehendi is being applied on Prachi’s hand. Ajji tells Nani to keep left over mehendi of Prachi for Saachi so that she also gets married soon.  Dilshaad tells saachi to get ready in her room. Saachi gets ready at Dilshaads house and meets DV. He gets lost in Sacchi’s beauty.
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Wednesday – 2nd October 45 mins
Telecast episode – 28
In tonight’s episode ,everyone is dancing and Saachi looks at Prachi and gets emotional. Dv notices and gives her hand kerchief to wipe tears. Saachi and family welcome Sunils family. Saachi’s earing falls and Rishi picks it up. DV helps saachi in finding her earring. Rishi gives Saachi’s earring to her. Dv is shocked at rishi being attractive.  Dv dances on salame ishq song, everyone else join him. He envies Rishi dancing with Saachi.. DV feels Rishi is right guy for Saachi when he finds Saachi’s family getting close to Rishi.  DV feels bad that sunil’s mother says about neighbor v/s family members. Rishi makes him feel like a guest and helps out instead of Dv himself who has been helping Saachi all along so he is jealous.
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Thursday – 3rd October 45 mins
Telecast episode – 29
In tonight’s episode, nani suggests that Saachi take Rishi for a walk and show him the colony. Saachi and Rishi have nice conversation and as they laugh Saachi’s eyes fall on DV and Dilshaad. DV feels uneasy. Saachi’s bangle gets stuck in Rishi’s cufflinks. As they get close while removing it DV feels pain and is feeling the anger within .He is confused with his feelings and does not understand it. DV puts forward his opinion about Rishi that he is trying to be overly nice. Saachi tells him not to be   judgmental. DV is stunned to find Pradeep and Rishi boozing in a car. DV fumes as Pradeep and Rishi are chatting. When Sunil’s mother praises Rishi, DV questions Rishi why he could not drink in front of everyone. Sunil’s mother gets angry and tells Saachi to throw him out. Saachi is in dilemma.
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Bharat Ka Veer Putra..Maha Rana Pratap

30th September to 3rd October
Jalaal is broken with the news of his fathers' death. Bairam wants his coronation to be done sooner. Pratap is trying to accommodate himself in a small house in Talheti. We see difference between royals of Jalaal & commoner's life of Pratap. Mahamanga convinces Jalaal for a quick coronation post which Jalaal determines to kill Hemu in order to get Delhi back. Jaivantabai's eternal pain is surfacing post parting Pratap from herself. Jalaal & Bairam kills Hemu & get Delhi back. Jalaal is anointed as the king of Mughals. Sajjabai leaves the palace along with her younger son, Vikram. Pratap is restless yet trying to adjust himself all alone in Talheti. On the other hand, MahamAnga is provoking Jalaal against Rajputana. Pratap's friend Chakrapani invites him to his home for dinner there he gets to know about the tiger attacks in the village & Tiger dragging away a child. Upon hearing the cries of villagers Pratap rushes to jungle to save the kid but unfortunately the kid is long gone. There, Pratap gets face to face with Rana Poonja.

Weekly Tune-in / highlight of Jee Le Zara Sony Entertainm​ent Television

Tuesday – 1st October 45 mins
Telecast episode – 27
In tonight’s episode ,lawyer informs Saachi they have got hearing date on 26th. DV meets Saachi and tries to convince her to at least meet sunil’s mama but he fails to do so as he doesn’t try his best. Ajji and Nani ask DV if saachi agreed and he just halfheartedly nods. They ask Saachi if she will meet Rishi and she agrees. Next morning preparations for mehendi are taking place. Saachi doesn’t like the flower arrangement. She shouts at flower guy and decides to do the job herself. DV offers her juice and makes sure workers do their job. Mehendi is being applied on Prachi’s hand. Ajji tells Nani to keep left over mehendi of Prachi for Saachi so that she also gets married soon.  Dilshaad tells saachi to get ready in her room. Saachi gets ready at Dilshaads house and meets DV. He gets lost in Sacchi’s beauty.
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Wednesday – 2nd October 45 mins
Telecast episode – 28
In tonight’s episode ,everyone is dancing and Saachi looks at Prachi and gets emotional. Dv notices and gives her hand kerchief to wipe tears. Saachi and family welcome Sunils family. Saachi’s earing falls and Rishi picks it up. DV helps saachi in finding her earring. Rishi gives Saachi’s earring to her. Dv is shocked at rishi being attractive.  Dv dances on salame ishq song, everyone else join him. He envies Rishi dancing with Saachi.. DV feels Rishi is right guy for Saachi when he finds Saachi’s family getting close to Rishi.  DV feels bad that sunil’s mother says about neighbor v/s family members. Rishi makes him feel like a guest and helps out instead of Dv himself who has been helping Saachi all along so he is jealous.
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Thursday – 3rd October 45 mins
Telecast episode – 29
In tonight’s episode, nani suggests that Saachi take Rishi for a walk and show him the colony. Saachi and Rishi have nice conversation and as they laugh Saachi’s eyes fall on DV and Dilshaad. DV feels uneasy. Saachi’s bangle gets stuck in Rishi’s cufflinks. As they get close while removing it DV feels pain and is feeling the anger within .He is confused with his feelings and does not understand it. DV puts forward his opinion about Rishi that he is trying to be overly nice. Saachi tells him not to be   judgmental. DV is stunned to find Pradeep and Rishi boozing in a car. DV fumes as Pradeep and Rishi are chatting. When Sunil’s mother praises Rishi, DV questions Rishi why he could not drink in front of everyone. Sunil’s mother gets angry and tells Saachi to throw him out. Saachi is in dilemma.
Tune in to Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le from Monday to Thursday on Sony EntertainmentTelevision

Bullett Raja

Director- Tigmanshu Dhulia
Presenter-Fox Star Studios
Production- A Moving Pictures and BrandSmith Motion Pictures Production
Producer- Rahul Mittra, Nitin Tej Ahuja, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast- Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Vidyut Jamwal, Raj Babbar, Chunkey Pandey, Ravi Kishan, Gulshan Grover and others.
Synopsis:
Bullett Raja is an action entertainer that shows Saif Ali Khan in a never before  seen avatar. He essays the role of Raja Mishra a commoner who gets transformed into Bullett Raja - a notorious, care a damn attitude gangster.A faithful friend and a loyal lover, living life on his own terms, setting his own rules, commanding respect and fearing no one, Bullett Raja in his true inimitable style takes on the system that creates people like him in a compelling struggle for power and ambition. Bringing together two powerhouses - Tigmanshu Dhulia and Saif Ali Khan supported by a multi star cast led by Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergil, Vidyuth jamwal , Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Ravi Kishan and Raj Babbar ,this film has a huge universal appeal. With a story that's engaging with twists and turns this promises edge of seat entertainment with Saif Ali Khan in and as Bullett Raja.

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”.

Center Fresh presents “Gum charades”

Center Fresh, with its ‘Zubaan Pe Rakhe Lagaam’ proposition, is known to zip up people who have a tendency to speak at wrong time. After a series of very successful advertising executions on television and radio, Center Fresh has recently launched a digital campaign called “Gum Charades”. Inspired by a popular guessing game, it is a perfect integration for the brand.
To translate the real experience of playing dumb charades to the digital medium a microsite has been created: www.centerfresh.in/gumcharades.The rules of the game are simple- the host enacting the movie ofcourse is not allowed to say anything. In other words, she must put a lagaam on her zubaan and the user has to guess the right movie. Lesser the time you take, higher is the score you get.
To popularize the concept of Gum charades and drive traffic to the microsite, the brand has tied up with TV channels like 9XM, Channel V, Mtunes and Zoom for content integration and will also be airing radio spots on popular radio stations in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
Commenting on the campaign, Mandar Keskar, Category head- Gums, Perfetti Van Melle India, said “Most digital initiatives today are adapted from television campaigns. With the growing relevance of digital as a medium especially amongst youth (our core TG), we realized that it’s important to customize brand content for this medium rather than adapt it. Gum Charades, is one such initiative in this direction. As far as the concept is concerned, it’s rare to find a popular game with a natural brand fit; we have been quite lucky in this aspect.”
“We wanted an idea which was platform agnostic for Center fresh,” says V. Narayanan, General Manager, Maxus Delhi, the media agency behind this idea. “The concept of Gum Charades resonates seamlessly with the brand proposition, which consumers are willing to share across their social networks for its unique entertainment quotient.
Abhijit Avasthi, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, the creative agency that handles the brand- said, “Center Fresh is a youth driven brand and is in the process of establishing itself in the digital sphere. Through Gum Charades, Center Fresh is revamping a popular game and adding a digital twist to it. We hope this game will be a hit among 15 to 24 year olds.”
So where all can you play the game?
Apart from the microsite (www.centerfresh.in/gumcharades), the game can also be played on Facebook where an app has been created and on mobile platforms like Rocketalk and Vuclip.

The Coffin Maker, is 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.

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.

COFFIN MAKER is produced by Bharat & Ambika Vijan’s Shree Narayan Studio Pvt. Ltd. and directed by Veena Bakshi. 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!”

देस-परदेस में दिखेगी धर्मेंद्र की दबंगई

 हिंदी में जैसी करनी वैसी भरनी,स्वर्ग यहाँ नरक यहाँ,छोटे सरकार और "सुनोससुर जी" सहित दर्जनों हिट फिल्म बना चुके नामचीन निर्देशक विमल कुमार अबअपनी पहली भोजपुरी फिल्म "देश परदेश" के साथ भोजपुरिया मैदान में उतर रहेहैं।इसके साथ ही धरम पाजी भी पहली बार भोजपुरी के दर्शकों से रु-ब-रुहोंगे।"देश -परदेश"एक सोशल फैमिली ड्रामा है जिसमे धरम पाजी और रतिअग्निहोत्री के आलावा पवनसिंह,मोनालिसा,संजय पाण्डेय ,प्रतिभा पाण्डेयऔर दीपक दुबे भी मौजूद हैं।मनोज द्वेदी इस फिल्म में मेहमान कलाकार केतौर पर नज़र आयेंगे।बकौल विमल कुमार -भोजपुरी फिल्मों की एक लम्बी औरसमृद्ध परंपरा रही है ."यहाँ गंगा मैया तोहरे पियरी चढ़ैबो" ,"गंगा किनारेमोरा गाँव" और 'नदिया के पार" जैसी कालजयी फ़िल्में बन चुकी
है,लेकिन बीचमें ये परंपरा अधोमुखी होती चली गयी।मैंने देश -परदेश से उसी परंपरा कोपुनर्जीवित करने का वीडा उठाया है।फिल्म में धरम पाजी की मौजूदगी को लेकरविमल कुमार का कहना है कि धरम पाजी पूरे हिंदुस्तान के चहेते हैं।खासकरउत्तर भारत में उनकी एक बड़ी फैन फ़ोलोइङ्ग है,जब मैंने उनके सामने इसफिल्म का प्रस्ताव रखा तो उन्होने सहर्ष अपनी स्वीकृति दे दी।इस फिल्ममें पवन सिंह धरम जी के बेटे के रोल में हैं .उनके साथ काम करने के अनुभवको लेकर पवन सिंह का कहना है की शूटिंग के दौरान धरम पाजी ने अपने सगेबेटे की तरह प्यार दिया और मेरी खूब हौसला आफजाई की।उनके साथ काम करना मेरी जिंदगी का सबसे यादगार अनुभव है",देश -परदेश" की शूटिंग पूरी हो चुकी है,

Mr Santiago Corrada and IIFA officials met with Salman Khan and Sohail Khan


The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced earlier this year that fans of Indian Cinema could expect the 15th IIFA Celebrations to make it IIFA’s American debut in Tampa Bay, Florida in June 2014. 
This week, key delegates from Visit Tampa Bay, including Mr Santiago Corrada – President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Tampa Bay travelled to Mumbai and New Delhi to forge crucial ties before the big Weekend in June. Mr. Corrada and IIFA officials discussed a number of details ahead of IIFA’s American debut, anticipating all of the special arrangements that will need to be addressed to host India’s most celebrated business leaders and Bollywood’s A-list. Earlier this week, Corrada met with celebrated film stars, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sohail Khan and music sensation, Sonu Nigam. 
Slated to make its debut in the United States, IIFA will host the 15th year of the Tata Motors IIFA Awards in Tampa Bay, Florida next year. With world-class infrastructure and facilities and having hosted myriad international concerts, events and the Super Bowl four times over, Tampa Bay is the ideal choice for the 15th IIFA Weekend & Awards. The Bay Area comprises Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, collectively referred to as Tampa Bay. 
With over 1.5 million Indians and fans of Indian cinema living in the States today, come June 2014 the shores will see a large number of Indian celebrities, delegates, throngs of international media and fans from around the world.
Since its inception, the Academy’s main objective has been to develop and promote relationships between film industries and organisations across the world. A far cry from the average run-of-the-mill award show, IIFA was initiated as a pioneering effort to take Indian Cinema, something exclusively typical of India and showcase it to the world. 
Over the years IIFA has benefitted the host country or destination, and therefore the wider community. The most significant of these benefits range from the direct and immediate economic benefit derived from delegate expenditure, creating direct and indirect employment, income and profit for business, taxes for government, cultural and professional exchanges, capacity building through access to international and national industry leaders, providing professional development and finally strengthening the positioning for the city, industry or country. 
Commenting on the occasion, Andre Timmins, Director Wizcraft International said,  'IIFA has travelled a phenomenal journey over the past 14 years across the world and we are now all set to make our debut in the USA with the 15th Annual Edition of 2014 IIFA Weekend & Awards being hosted in Tampa Bay, Florida.  There is unprecedented excitement and buzz within the city of Tampa Bay and state of Florida following this announcement in July and we have been overwhelmed with the warmth & welcome shown by the people of Tampa for IIFA.  IIFA is equally excited and looking forward to providing Tampa the platform to become the 'Gateway to USA' for India and the global Indian diaspora.' 
Speaking on bringing the prestigious Weekend to Tampa Bay in 2014, Santiago Corrada, President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Tampa Bay said, “My first visit to India truly has been incredible. For the past 6 months I have developed a great deal of respect, admiration and affection for the IIFA team and India as our relationship has grown in the bid for the annual IIFA Weekend & Awards to be hosted in Tampa Bay in 2014. In Tampa, Florida and the United States of America we understand the immense power of IIFA and we are privileged and honored to serve as it's host city in 2014.  From economic development to trade and tourism to the exchange of art and cultural expression, IIFA makes it all a reality through cinema and provides a unique platform to succeed in doing so.” 
Over the years IIFA has benefitted the host country or destination, and therefore the wider community. The most significant of these benefits range from the direct and immediate economic benefit derived from delegate expenditure, creating direct and indirect employment, income and profit for business, taxes for government, cultural and professional exchanges, capacity building through access to international and national industry leaders, providing professional development and finally strengthening the positioning for the city, industry or country.

DHOOM:3 FIRST LOOK MOTION POSTER OUT


DHOOM:3 releases its first look motion poster online.
EXCLUSIVELY ON yrf YouTube Channel 
 
THIS YEAR WILL END WITH A DHOOM! 
 
AAMIR KHAN            ABHISHEK BACHCHAN         KATRINA KAIF          UDAY CHOPRA
 
director: VIJAY KRISHNA ACHARYA           producer: ADITYA CHOPRA
 
IN CINEMAS 20:12:2013

Star Students’ Scintillation on the ramp at WLCI’s Chimera 2013


 Nineteen young and talented designers from three campuses of one of the finest fashion institutes in India, WLCI showcased an array of their splendid designs and for the first time in the history of fashion on the ramp there was a display of garments embellished with machines. This isn’t all, 19 designers, 19 different collections, Chimera 2013 rained fashion and innovation by students at the graduating fashion show hosted by WLCI.
Chairman Vinay Pasricha said "Collections were unique and exemplary,students travelled from Kolkatta and delhi have been here is commendable,and WLCI college is set make a new wave in the field of fashion".
Faculty Bulbul Chaudhary (Regional Director WLC College), Nutun Kajbaje (Creative Director WLC College) and Vinay Pasricha (Chairman WLC College) put up wonderful show.   
The guests attended and gave awards were the show were Ashley Rebello, Bally Sagoo, Rohhit Verma, Sandhya Mamik, Prashant Sharma, Vasant Bhandari, Asif Merchant, Mukti Mohan, Chandan Roy Sanyal  etc. Show was beautifully choreographed by Shakir Shaikh.  
The students with the esteemed panel of judges also received support from the entertainment industry who was all praises for the budding designers. The attendees were  Vikram Bawa, Rohhit Verma, Narendra Kumar,Eijaz Khan, Mukti Mohan, Chandan, Tarun Mansukhani, Anjali Patil, Sushant Divgikar, Rushwa Parihar, Ameya, Babita Malkani, Vaibhav Ghuge, Amy Billimoria, Kavitta Verma, Prashant Rai, Mohsin Khan to name a few. 
The WLCI Fashion School is a premier fashion institute in the country. It imparts professional training in the field of Fashion Technology through various programs for those who aspire to enter the Apparel Industry. At the end of the program, the student’s final design collection is showcased at ‘Chimera 2013’ 
While the collection displayed was into its being, the students of WLCI have been guided by highly qualified and experienced faculty and have interned with some of the finest fashion designers like Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Neeta Lulla, Archana Kochhar and magnanimous design houses such as Globus and Shopper’s Stop.
Taking pride in presenting the collection of the students or you may call them the designer’s of tomorrow, the head of the creative school; Nutan Kajbaje mentions, “The showcase of the collection by my students is going to be simply outstanding, they have dived deep into their imagination to carve their collection.”
Talking about the rarest fashion on ramp Nutan adds, “The ramp will witness motored embellishments on their garments, then you have meteors& galaxies sparkling the ramp with neon lights and bright colors and to give you this sugar rush, you have three tired cake garment that will make the audiences go awestruck.”
While the nineteen designers present the scintillating show, the jury comprising of Archana Kochhar, Manish Kelshikar, Asad Fakhi, Leena Tipnis, Dinesh Singhal, and Karishma Trehan carefully monitored the perfect combination of creativity and practicality. 
Top most models of the glitterati like Alesia Raut, Sucheta Sharma, Ushoshi Sengupta and others have walked for the students for all these years, this year too sizzled on the ramp this year with Shakir Shaikh’s choreography. 
The collections displayed at the Chimera 2013:- Shahaana Badshahat, Kamadelic, The Seven Deadly Sins, The Essential Nawabs, Transbionic, Candy land, Birds of Paradise, The Felandro, Intergalactic Union, Battlefields& runways, Alien Resurrection, Samurai, Walking like a Child, Prasmatic Kalinga, La Maravilla, The avenging angel, Mistress of the Dark, Spiderwick Chronicles and the Coquette Lady. 
WLCI proudly presented the designers of tomorrow: - Bhavya Savla, Dhara Prajapati, Tanushree Singhania, Nazia Hanifee, Mukti Tiberwal, Ritika Temkar, Sakshi Parashar, Deepam Sinha, Shona Barua, Dionne Claudette, Tanvi Tulaskar, Nasreen Padriwala, Ritu Jain, Soumya Dash,  Aashita Sheth, Rachana Pawar, Ankita Jayaswal, Sherin Thomas, Devyani Parasrampuria respectively after the spectacular collection.
They aren’t students, they are designers already! Impressive!.

Lesle's heart anthem sends youth pulse soaring

 Lesle Lewis and Mumbai's young rock bands performed at the Mumbai Ki Dhadkan concert on the eve of World Heart Day.An initiative by Fortis Healthcare Limited, Mumbai Ki Dhadkan saw bands Saptak from IIT Powai, Flameshot Fakirs from Chetna College, Breaking Bad from Lala Lajpat Rai College, Overture from VES College and Misplaced Anthem from National College. Over 5000 students and all the bands got together with Lesle Lewis to perform the anthem for a healthy heart with Lesle called Mumbai Ki Dhadkan,
Said Varun Khanna of Fortis Healthcare Limited, "Lesle's music transcends generations and touches every young heart. We could think of no one better than this dil ka doctor to sing this anthem. No one else can ask youngsters better than Lesle in his own musical way to take care of that organ of your body that is constantly beating to keep you alive and rocking."
"Smiled Lesle at the compliment, "a musical initiative makes a world of a difference as it touches a chord universally. I am glad Fortis is taking this step. This is truly a beautiful beginning."

Directors and producers came at 11th Locations award at Tulip star Juhu



Sudhanshu Hukku is doing Locations award and exhibition for last 11 years where he invite different countries to take part and give details about tourism and subsidy for shooting in their country. This year nine countries participated for this event.There were 16 awards given to Indian films and countries where these films were shot.Sudhanshu Hukku gave the award to Shaenaz Voss,acting chairperson of Fiji for best location as maximum picture in this year was shot there.Naresh Sharma received the award on behalf of his son Mithoon who got best music director for film Ashiqui 2 which was shot in abroad.Race 2 was also awarded. Kalpana Lazmi,Abbas Mastan,Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor,Vinay Sinha,T P Agarwal,Rahul Roy,DJ Sheizwood,Naresh Sharma,Kuku Kohli,Jay Mehta,Alisa Kkhan,Tanisha Singh,Madhushree,Shabab Sabri and many more came for the function.Sudhanshu thanked everyone for coming in the award function.Yogesh Lakhani gave award to Sayyed Asif Jah and Bibhu Agarwal producer of film Baat Ban Gayi got debut film award show shot their film in Mauritius .Ashish Singh of YRF got best film shot abroad for his film Jab Tak hai jaan.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Kapil Sibal’s poem in reality based film “DILLI GANG”

Law Minister Kapil Sibbal launched Music of the film "DILLI GANG" in Delhi. Everyone has some hidden talent or creativity and so our Law Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal also has.  Kapil Sibal has written two poems for this film which will come in beginning and end of it.
On the occasion of Music launch of Hindi film "DILLI GANG", our Law minister Mr. Kapil Sibal launched the music of the film. On this  occasion, Director of the film Ashish Tyagi & producer’s Rajeshwar Tyagi,  Radha Tyagi, coproducers Arshad Siddiqui, Gaurav Sharma & Shweta Tyagi  with their star cast Darshan Jariwala, Neena Kulkarni, Yashpal Sharma, Asif Bhasra& Amir Dalvi along with media, singer Madhushree and Ratnakar Kumar of Worldwide Records were present at the event. Other artists of the film are Asif Ali, Gopal, Imran, Javed & Asrani.

Mr. Sibal congratulated director Ashish Tyagi and said, "I appreciate the work that Director Ashish Tyagi has done in the film. He tried to fill the huge gap between the two important generations, youth and old aged people."
"DILLI GANG" is an inspired film based on our segregated and lonely senior citizens, who get neglected by their own children settled in abroad. The film depicts the story of those rich old aged people who faces lots of intricacies in their final days of life, who sometimes get robbed or even murdered for their wealth. The film is inspired from many real incidents happened in our nation. 
कपिल सिब्बल की कविता फिल्म "दिल्ली गैंग" में
केंद्रीय विधि एवं न्याय मंत्री कपिल सिब्बल ने वास्तविकता पर आधारित फिल्म "दिल्ली गैंग" का म्यूजिक दिल्ली में लांच किया, कपिल जी ने इस फिल्म के लिए अपनी दो कवितायेँ भी दी हैं, जो फिल्म के आरंभ एवम अंत में परदे पर आएँगी।
हिंदी फिल्म "दिल्ली गैंग" के म्यूजिक लांच के अवसर पर हमारे कानून मंत्री श्री कपिल सिब्बल ने इस फिल्म के संगीत एल्बम को जारी किया।  इस अवसर पर फिल्म की स्टार कास्ट दर्शन जरीवाला, नीना कुलकर्णी, यशपाल शर्मा, आसिफ बसरा, और आमिर दलवी के साथ फिल्म के निर्देशक आशीष त्यागी, निर्माता के राजेश्वर त्यागी, राधा त्यागी, सह निर्माता अरशद सिद्दीकी, गौरव शर्मा व श्वेता त्यागी के अलावा मीडिया, गायक मधुश्री और वर्ल्डवाइड रिकॉर्ड्स के रत्नाकर कुमार मौजूद थे।  फिल्म के अन्य कलाकार हैं आसिफ अली, गोपाल, इमरान, जावेद और असरानी हैं.
कपिल सिब्बल ने निर्देशक आशीष त्यागी को बधाई देते हुए कहा की इन्होने आज के दो पीढियों के खाई को पाटने का सफल प्रयास किया है, आज के बच्चो को नौकरी के कारन देश विदेश जाना पड़ता है, पीछे उनके बूढ़े माँ बाप को देखने वाला कोई नहीं होता, इसलिए समाज में उनके खिलाफ अपराध बढ़ रहे हैं, इसी विषय को इस फिल्म में दिखाया गया है। यह फिल्म इस समय की घटित सच्ची घटनाओ पर आधारित है। 

Music of ‘Thirak’ launched by famous singer Javed Ali

For all those who crave for good melodies and love stories; here’s a lethal combination in the form of ‘Thirak Ek Kahaani Muhabbat Ki ’, a short musical love story. The star-studded music launch of Thirak was held at Raheja Classic Club in Mumbai today and the music album was released by famous singer Javed Ali.  The music launch was attended by several stars like Ehsaan Qureshi, Urvarshi Singh , TV actor Ashutosh Kaushik , Politician Dr. Ram Asare Kushwaha, Actor Birbal . Thirak is directed, choreographed & produced by Jeetu Singh. Jeetu Singh shared his happiness by thanking four of his friends who helped him making this dream a reality. “All my four music Director Arif , Shaan , Raaj and Surendar , have constantly supported me and I will be ever grateful to them.”
Singers like Javed Ali, Krishna Beaura, Ravi Tripathi, Dipali Sathey, Shaan have lent their voices to the soulful songs of Thirak. There are 6 songs in Thirak Ek Kahaani Muhabbat Ki " where Javed Ali has sung a heart rendering Maula Rang Rang.  Javed Ali said, “I already have a hit song with “Maula Mere Maula” and this song from Thirak just touched my heart. I am really excited about this song as I am sure everyone will enjoy this song as well.” Krishna Buera  has sung Teri Palkey and Ravi Tripathi has sung Nigaho Mein Tujhko. Song Tu Door Rahey has been recorded in two versions. Dipali Sathey has sung the female version while Shaan who is also the music composer has sung the male version. Silsila is also sung by Shaan. P.R.J Production and Khemka are the production houses while K.M is the music company. The entire shoot has been pictured in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.Designer Priyanka Gupta congratulated the entire team by concluding, “The team has worked really hard on ‘Thirak’ and their efforts will show.”
 
About “Thirak" EK Kahaani Muhabbat Ki                                                                                       
SINGER: JAVED ALI, KRISHNA BEAURA, RAVI TRIPATHI, DIPALI SATHEY,SHAAN (SHAHNAWAZ ALI)
MUSIC: SHAAN-ASIF-RAJ-SURENDAR.                                                  
CHOREOGRAPHER: JEETU SINGH.
DIRECTOR: JEETU SINGH.
PRODUCER: JEETU SINGH
DESIGNER: PRIYANKA GUPTA.
PRODUCTION HOUSE: P.R.J PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH KHEMKA.
MUSIC COMPANY: K.M
SONG DETAILS:
1. MAULA RANG-RANG BY JAVED ALI.
2. TERI PALKEY BY KRISHNA BUERA
3. NIGAHO ME TUJHKO BY RAVI TRIPATHI.
4. TU DOOR RAHEY FEMALE VERSION BY DIPALI SATHEY.
5. TU DOOR RAHEY MALE VERSION BY SHAAN (MUSIC COMPOSER).
6. SILSILA BY SHAAN (MUSIC COMPOSER)

Friday, September 27, 2013

प्यार के साइड इफेक्ट्स के बाद अब शादी के साइड इफेक्ट्स


बालाजी मोशन पिक्चर्स और प्रितिश नंदी कम्युनिकेशन प्रस्तुत कर रहे है  साल २००६ के सुपर हिट फिल्म "प्यार के साइड इफेक्ट्स" का दूसरा भाग "शादी के साइड इफेक्ट्स" इस फिल्म में मुख्य किरदार निभाएंगे फरहान अख्तर और विद्या बालन तथा इस फिल्म को निर्देशित करेंगे साकेत चौधरी और यह फिल्म वैलेंटाइन डे के दिन रिलीज होगी।
    यह रोमांटिक कॉमेडी फिल्म इस फरवरी फ्लोर पर गयी थी और अगले साल फरवरी १४ को वैलेंटाइन डे पदर्शित करने का विचार हो रहा है।  अगर सूत्रों यकीन किया जाए तो निर्माताओ फिल्म के प्रचार के लिए काफी महंगी रणनीति की है जो की वैलेंटाइन डे के भी परे है।
    प्रोडक्शन हाउस की सि.इ ओ अल्पना मिश्रा कहती है"काफी  उत्साहित और आनंदित है यह घोषणा करते हुए की शादी के साइड इफेक्ट्स यह फिल्म अगले साल फरवरी १४ को याने की वैलेंटाइन डे के दिन प्रदर्शित होगी तो तयार हो जाए मजेदार ट्विस्ट देखने के लिए और इस वैलेंटाइन डे को और रोमांचित बनाये।
   इस फिल्म के मशहूर किरदार सिद और त्रिशा अब शादी शुदा है और अब वह पति पत्नी है।सिद हमेशा शादी से घबराते रहे है और और उन्हें मार पड़ती रही है और त्रिशा शादी करनी चाहती थी और अब तो दोनों एक शादी हो चुकी है अब यह तीसरा राउंड देखना मजेदार होगा की शादी क्या इफेक्ट्स और क्या साइड इफेक्ट्स होगे इस से वह कैसे निपट ते है वह देखना दिलचस्प होगा।
    निर्माता प्रितिश नंदी कहते है "हम ने १४ फरवरी यह तारीख चुनी है फिल्म प्रदर्शित करने के लिए और यह मुनासिफ दिन लगता है क्यूंकि तब वैलेंटाइन डे होता है। शादी के साइड इफेक्ट्स और शादी को अच्छी तरह से हर कोई जान पायेगा  वैलेंटाइन डे के दिन। हमें काफी मजा आ रहा है क्यूंकि की हमारे पास फरहान अखतर और विद्या बालन जैसे कलाकार एक साथ है। 

Balaji Motion Pictures & Pritish Nandy Communications sequel of the 2006 hit Pyaar Ke Side Effects, titled Shaadi Ke Side Effects starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan  in principal roles, directed by Saket Choudhary- is now slated for a Valentine Release.
The romantic-comedy that went on floors February this year, is scheduled to release Valentine's Day i.e14th February next year, an idea strategically thought off by the team keeping with the theme and plot of the film. If sources are to be believed, the makers have chalked out an expensive ,out-of-the-box Valentine's Day campaign to promote the film
Says Alpana Mishra, CEO of the Production house " We are happy to announce that Shaadi Ke Side Effects will release on 14th February i.e Valentine's Day next year. This Valentines’ be ready for love with a twist. Watching a film titled Shaadi Ke Side/Effects on Valentines’ Day makes it so very interesting.  
The iconic characters, Sid and Trisha, come to life in the sequel, now as husband and wife. Sid having beaten his fear of marriage and Trisha having finally gotten around to saying her vows the third time round. Now they must address themselves to the impossible task of coping with each other’s fantasies and realities. Will they succeed? Only Shaadi Ke Side/Effects will tell.
Says Producer Pritish Nandy “ We have chosen 14th Feb as the most apt date for the release of Shaadi Ke Side Effects because its India’s first Shaadi com and there is no day better than Valentine’s Day to release such a film which celebrates marriage as much as it celebrates its countless pitfalls. It’s a date. Come and have fun with us, Farhan, Vidya and the wonderful ensemble cast we have put together for you.

INSTUDIO WITH ANUPAMA CHOPRA & ZOYA AKHTAR

Date: Friday, 4th Oct
Time: 5pm-7pm
Venue: Le Sutra, Bandra
Description:-
Host & Film Critic, Anupama Chopra interact with Zoya Akhtar discussing the release of her new book '100 FILMS TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE' on the 4th of October at Le Sutra ,Bandra.
The conversation will be followed with High Tea and an interactive session with Zoya Akhtar & Anupama Chopra.
ABOUT WIFT
As part of the WIFT International network ,the WIFT Mumbai Chapter is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to provide a dynamic platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas, accelerate the professional development and recognise the achievement of women in film, television and other screen based media.

Kangna's Rajjo Set to Release with Ramleela


The most talked about musical dramas are now set to clash. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 'Ram Leela', the promo of which has already been unveiled, was set to enjoy a solo release in the coming festive season, however now Kangna Ranaut starrer ‘Rajjo’ is too releasing on the same date.
With so much effort put in to make delightful film the "Director of Rajjo Vishwas Patil says –“I was waiting for an apt time to bring the film. Even though the main character Kangna (or Rajjo) plays a Mujra wali in the film, it isn't somber or depressing by any means”.
The release date of a film is a matter of importance and thought about at stretch. 15th November was decided as the release date for 'Rajjo', after a lot of brain storming. ‘Rajjo’ would incidentally be arriving just 12 days after the release of 'Krrish 3' (3rd November) in which Kangna would be seen kicking butt.
Well few people are talking about why Kangna wants her film release on a same date of Ramleela, But the makers of Rajjo says-“ However once the final cut of the 'Rajjo' was seen by people concerned, there was an added sense of confidence. It was felt that the originally decided date would be just right to set the stage for 'Rajjo' v/s 'Leela',".
We will also get a chance to see two stunning actresses Kangna & Deepika playing title roles in their respective films, with such talent and glamour a clash in the offering would be inevitable.
About the film Kangna seem confident, she says "'Rajjo' is really close to my heart and I am glad it is being released this festive season. As for competition with other films, there would be one every week in any case. I am sure my producers are taking a good call and it comes from the trust and confidence they have in the product. I am particularly proud of the film and my work. The film is special and it will fetch an audience of it's own. I strongly believe in director Vishwas Patil and music director Uttam Singh. Once you see the promos, which would be out very soon, you would know what I mean." There is no doubt that the actress has put in a tremendous about of hard work into the film, lets hope in works in her favour.
Rajjo is produced by Four Pillar Films starring Kangana Ranaut, Paras Arora, Prakash Raj, Mahesh Manjrekar & Jaya Prada.
Rajjo's Trailer Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWGgFwFQpbI

अलिया भट्ट, वरुण धवन और सिद्धार्थ मल्होत्रा की हिट तिकड़ी हाँग काँग के एक शो में डांस करते हुए

                            
करण जौहर की फिल्म स्टूडेंट ऑफ द इयर की अलिया भट्ट, वरुण धवन और सिद्धार्थ मल्होत्रा की हिट तिकड़ी फिर एक साथ नज़र आई। बेशक यह तीनों एक साथ किसी फिल्म में नहीं बल्कि स्टजे पर डांस कर रहे थे। हाँगकाँग  में एक शो में यह तीनों स्टूडेंट ऑफ द इयर के गीत राधा गीत पर डांस कर रहे थे। इत्तिफाक़ की बात यह भी थी कि हाँग काँग का शो इन तीनों का विदेश में पहला शो था।

RAQT STAR-STUDDED PREMIERE

Host Ashish and Amit Mishra’s  RAQT premiere was a star-studded event with director duo Adi Irani -Shiva Rindani and Ashish and Amit Mishra being  congratulated by Arshad Warsi, Sheena Shahabadi, Shakti Kapoor, Arjun Mahajan,  Premal Goragandhi,  Haya Sehgal, Ravi Kishan, Indra Kumar, Murali Sharma, Aruna Irani,  Daboo Malik, Harsh Chhaya,  Mukesh Tiwari, Harry Josh, Sunil Agnihotri,  Kunika Sadanad, Sahila Chadda,  Sanjay Kakran, Maria Goretti, Abhishek Awasthi, Ajay Mago. Mamik, Sunil Pal, Indra Kumar, Pitobash, Ali Irani, Pradeep Rawat  and a host of others from the film industry in attendance. 
 EVENT: RAQT Premiere
VENUE: Cinemax, Andheri (W).

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kenny D Basumatary's Local Kung Fu wows Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee

It may look like a small film, but Local Kung Fu seems like a giant effort. And it has been creating ripples on social media. Set to get the biggest release for an Assamese film as it releases simultaneously in seven cities outside Assam, Local Kung Fu would be creating history as the most inexpensive action movie ever made. Not to mention, India’s first martial arts comedy! Made for a humble Rs 95,000 Local Kung Fu, releasing on September 27, has wowed the likes of Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee. Here’s a excerpt from chat with the man behind the film – Kenny D Basumatary – who has written, directed and acted in the film. 
The highlight of Local Kung Fu has been that it was made in a budget of less than a lakh. How did you manage that!
We shot in Guwahati in places where we wouldn't need permission, used our uncles' and aunties' homes as locations, got friends and family to act (only after auditioning - i was very particular about this), used old software to edit, etc. we got music for free because my brother is an arranger-composer anyway. Out of our budget, 58 k was for the camera and accessories, 5k for the mic, 13-15 k token payments for the actors, and the rest for rice cakes and about 200 plates of momos and noodles.  
How much work went into all the action scenes?
Lots! We wanted to make the fights the best yet in an indian film. We would choreograph and rehearse extensively so that (a) there were lesser chances of injury and (b) we could shoot coherent fights with longer takes instead of the usual high-shutter-speed-dancing-camera-50-cuts-per-second style that most movies use nowadays to disguise the fact that the actors can't really fight. Every fight had its own internal story - not just a random collection of strikes. We made shot lists of every move and explored the best angles to shoot them from. And we would do as many takes as necessary to get it right. The big flying kick at the end of the trailer - that we did 26 takes of! 26 kicks to the chest that laid me low for a couple of weeks. But it was worth it. The climactic fight was shot over a period of 21 evenings.   
It is being promoted as India's first martial arts comedy. 
It is, isn't it?   
You have not only directed and acted but also composed the music for film! Not many filmmakers have done that!
Not all, some of the music. It's mostly been done by my brother Tony, who's worked on the background music of Pune 52 and several tv shows like channel V's Gumraah.   
They say, making a film is easier than releasing it. Would you admit?
Hell yes! If you think making a film is hard, just try releasing it! When i was done with the film i found that in order to get it released, i had to go through seven stages of paperwork hell. Service tax registration, current account, producers' association, censor yada yada yada. Luckily, durlov baruah came on board as coproducer and his company Kuhipaat communications has been handling the distribution and marketing minefield.  
What have been best and worst experiences from the making of this film? And What were the lessons learnt? 
The best thing is always the end result when you sit in a theatre and hear people roaring with laughter at your jokes.  There haven't really been any bad experiences apart from the paperwork.  Lesson #1: The film will be longer than the script, so make it very very tight at the writing stage itself. #2 Learn, learn, learn. Prepare, prepare, prepare. #3 Different actors peak at different takes.   
There are apparently lot of people from Bollywood who have seen and liked the film. Could you tell us more about that?
Navdeep singh loved the energy in the film and was generous enough to give us a quote Dibakar Banerjee also messaged that he loved it. Adil Hussain, Dipannita Sharma and Meiyang Chang have been kind enough to say so on camera. And Anurag Kashyap got us to choreograph the fight in his short film That Day, After Everyday.   
Tell us about the opportunity to work with Anurag Kashyap.
Yes, it was quite a dream come true to work with one of my favourite directors. We choreographed and rehearsed the fight for four days, making an effort to use realistic techniques that a woman could actually use to defend herself against a man. For this I always first tested the techniques on my brother's music partner who weighs 110 kg 
In terms of economics, Assamese cinema has had a tough time in recent times. Would you suppose Local Kung Fu change a thing or two about the industry?
It would be too arrogant of me to make a statement on those lines. I just hope lots of people come to see it and be entertained.   
What is the way forward for Local Kung Fu and you?
We're looking at the possibility of a theatrical release for the Hindi dubbed version as well. As for my next project, it depends on which gets funded first. It could be my novel Chocolate_Guitar_Momos, it could be another romcom, another martial arts film or a woman-centered rural dramedy biopic called My Three Sisters 

Dandiya Queen To Perform For The First Time In The Central Suburbs

The festive season is upon us. Ganpati followed by Navratri!
Rightly dubbed as the ‘Queen of Dandiya’, Falguni Pathak stands as one of the most coveted performing artist and singer of the nation.  With a strong affinity rooted in the traditional Gujarati music, the songstress who is seen as the idyllic tomboy however misleads with her melodious voice. With a style that touches modern beats and folk tunes, the singer is known for her effervescent Garba nights that draw packed audiences during the Navratri Festival organised by Mangal Entertainment.
This year, once again, she will be the cynosure of all eyes as she will be belting out hit numbers like Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi Rangat, Sangat, Odhani Garba, Cham Cham Payaliya, Pari Hoon Main, Rhim Jhim, Ayee Re Milan Ki Raat Umbre Ubhi, Endra Meruwa Gayi to a packed audience throughout the nine days dedicated to the Goddess at Police Parade Grounds in Ghatkopar starting 5th October 2013.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Kothari, Managing Director, Mangal Entertainment states, “ It gives us immense pleasure to be hosting the evergreen empress of Navratri for the second year in a row. Our concept this year would be celebration of the Devi Shakti in every woman. We have many surprises in store for audiences this year as we plan to make the show more interactive without making it any less devotional or celebratory.”
Since her professional and private debut in 1998, Falguni Pathak has developed into an artist with a large fan following across India. Her powerful voice and energetic performances are backed by a band (called Ta Thaiyaa) that can go up to eighteen members. She gained popularity in India as an entertainer for the Navratri (nine nights) celebration. Her Navratri performances are usually followed by tours to other countries, including the USA and UAE, entertaining mainly the NRI crowd. She has some very popular singles to her credit, still heard and appreciated all over India. Her albums are not only famous for the melodious songs but also for the fairytale love stories depicted within them.
 

Navin Batra “Controver​sies are my stepping stone to Success”


Making a Directorial Debut with ‘Supermodel’, Navin Batra who has received accolades & even criticisms even before the movie’s release talks about the challenges he had to face and how controversies didn’t bog him down.
Right from the first look of the movie poster which was alleged to be copied to the protagonists not getting along on the sets to the censor being unfairly stringent, Navin Batra has had his share of controversies right from the beginning of making the movie to the post production.
Navin Batra’s first flick which has already been nominated in one of the most prestigious awards under the Most Stylish Fashion Film category simultaneously got many red signals from the censor board. Navin Batra fought it all and has the scenes retained, he mentions, “There are lot other things which the censor board should consider rather than cutting intimate scenes which are depicted like in every other film. It was unfair and I fought for it till the very end and they had to give in. If there is a certain scene in the movie which my film required it and so it is there, there is no undoing at least when it is not something that would harm anyone.”
Fortunately movie goers won’t be disappointed since all the scenes are retained

An invite to revealing the truth behind Satya 2



Veteran Film Actress Kamini Kaushal conferred Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award by Kalpana Chawla’s father BL Chawla

(New Delhi/Gurgaon, Sept 26) Veteran Film Actress Kamini Kaushal, aged 86 years, was conferred Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award by Kalpana Chawla’s father Sh BL Chawla at a Function held at Epicentre, Gurgaon on Sept 25 by Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh Old Boys Association (PECOBA) in memory of its alumnus late astronaut Kalpana Chawla .
                        According to Amarjit Singh Kohli, Founder Gen Secy, PECOBA others who received the Award were Arjun Awardee and former Asian women chess champion Tania Sachdev of Delhi who has won 21 International Medals in Chess representing India; innovative educationist Minoti Bahri who is Director of Shikshantar School, Gurgaon and creative young kathak dancer Vidha Lal of Delhi who holds the Guiness World Record for most number of Kathak spins (103) in one minute.
Eighty six years old Kamini Kaushal has acted in films continuously for the last 67 years starting as the heroine of Chetan Anand’s film Neecha Nagar (1946), her latest film being Chennai Express (2013) in which she played role of Shahrukh Khan’s grandmother. She has acted in about 100 films till date and continues to be active.
               Film heroine Kamini Kaushal presented Pecoba Awards to outstanding PEC Engineers Avinash Mohindru of Amritsar, BM Khanna, former CMD, MTNL; Harjit Singh Anand, Director, Rolling Stock, Delhi Metro and VK Sood, former founding Chairman of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission. Also Sakha Awards were given by Kamini Kaushal to music composer Lovely Sharma, singer/compere Seema Verma, audiographer Santosh Sharma and organizer Rakesh Kumar               Speaking on the occasion Mr Amarjit Singh Kohli, General Secretary of PECOBA & Chairman Sakha said that immediately after Kalpana’s death, PECOBA had organised an Homage Assembly on 9th Feb, 2003 in New Delhi in which the following message was received from Mrs Sonia Gandhi, the then leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha“Today we pay homage to a remarkable young Indian who shone like a star throughout her brief life, illuminating our lives, and bringing pride and glory to India. ... She was that rare person whose dedication, determination and quest for excellence matched her souring aspirations. Her brilliant career as an astronaut was achieved entirely through her own efforts - she pulled no strings, sought no favours, and she was willing to sacrifice her life to push forward the frontiers of human knowledge…. Kalpana's life will continue to inspire generations of young Indians. 
Signed SONIA GANDHI dated Feb 7, 2003. 
Mr Amarjit Kohli stated that now 10 years have lapsed since the death of Kalpana Chawla. The Government should acknowledge her contribution by bestowing Bharat Ratna on her posthumously, more so when it has already conferred Padma Bhushan on astronaut Sunita Williams who came much later.

The Function ended with a unique programme of Musical Homage with live singing and visuals entitled “ Kalpana Ki Udaan, Naari Ka Samman:” produced by Cultural Society Sakha, visual designing by Santosh Sharma, scripted and compered by Mamta Vani, orchestration by Lovely Sharma and produced and directed by Sakha Chairman Amarjit Singh Kohli.

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