Beauty Concepts Pvt Ltd launched Anna Sui’s latest fragrance ‘Fairy Dance’

BEAUTY Concepts Pvt. Ltd (BCPL) launched Anna Sui’s latest fragrance “Fairy Dance” for the first time in India. Anna Sui a fragrance that signifies a pure essence of passion, warmth and purity launches FAIRY DANCE its first enchanted collection that lifts your senses and enwraps you with the touch of joy and freedom. Anna Sui’s fragrance uplifts your spirit and takes you to the captivates you the land of dreams and fantasy where pink roses bloom all around, magical butterflies dart in and out of a rainbow, music in the air.

The perfume was launched at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai by Arnaud Marolleau, Anna Sui Fragrance Expert accompanied by Bok-Hi Fourage, Area Manager South East Asia Pacific and Mr. Tony Chin, CEO of Beauty Concepts Pvt Ltd. The launch was organized by Yvonne Chia, Brand Manager of Beauty Concepts Pvt Ltd.

Anna Sui’s Fairy Dance has a unique fragrance that entices you with surprising seduction. Representing the passionate and expressive nature of Anna Sui’s Fairy Dance, the fragrance opens with the uplifting burst of tangerine, mango and pink pepper, surprising the senses at every turn. At its heart is the rose, balanced by peony and bamboo creating fresh and radiant warmth. Sandalwood and Vetiver and vanilla, embody the essence that is playful, fun and magical.

Anna Sui said, “Fairy dance is a shimmering, warm, seductive fragrance. The ultimate celebration of joy, freedom, radiance and infinite possibilities…all imagined within an enchanted fairytale garden.”

A voluptuous shaped bottle, round in the hand, elegant on the vanity. This all-new flacon captures the three-sided dimples of the original Secret Wish bottle, with the fairy perched on top, but it is curvier, smoother, and definitely luxurious. The precious potion radiates from within, a soft peachy juice that captures the sunlight of the garden. The perfume is available in packs of 30 ml, 50 ml & 75 ml.

Saqib Saleem surprised everybody with his dancing skill

Y-Films upcoming movie ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ has struck the right chord with the newly released song ‘Senti’already becoming a hit. Directed by Ashima Chibber, the movie stars Ram Kapoor, Saqib Saleem and Prabal Panjabi, the movie also features newcomer Rhea Chakraborty.

While shooting for the song ‘Senti’,  Saqib was supposed to do a lot of popping and locking steps. But choreographer Rajeev Surti was skeptical if Saqib can do the those difficult popping and locking steps. So just to ensure everything goes right for the song, Rajeev called Saqib for rehearsals and the duo rehearsed for long hours till he got it perfect. After putting in so much hard work, Saqib surprised everyone with his Dancing skills. The entire crew and director were left speechless after seeing his dance skills. He got an standing ovation.

Director praised Rajeev Surti for his belief on Saqib and also praised Saqib for his fantabulous dancing performance in the song. Recalling the incident Rajeev adds, “I had full trust on Saqib, he is a fabulous dancer and his dedication towards learning difficult steps made my work easier. I have been getting positive feedback calls for the song and I happy knowing the fact that audience have liked the song.” The song is already out and climbing up the chartbusters and apart from the song and the music people are appreciating Saqib’s dance moves.


Debut edition of Blenders Pride Indore Fashion Week 2013 witnessed 7 Indian designers along with 2 International designers together set new trends in Indore. BPIFW endeavors to promote, support and nurture list of budding designers along with established designers who have shown on Indian runways and made a mark or created a spark in the industry.

Megha Grover, known for the excellence, élan and finesse in her creations; is a mélange of class and flamboyance that is juxtaposed to create elegant garments that spell feminity and sophistication with acute antenna of shine and shimmer. Her spring summer 2013 collection, is made of pure cotton with surprises in colors of joy, from colors such as lemons, corals and neons. This Collection is wearable, classy and shown to be the most eye-catching of them all. This line focuses on the effortlessly casual chic look with gorgeous patchwork. With An array of flowy summery anarkali’s , Saree and Patiyala salwars with Kurta’s Mg is all set to Open the show with all its grace!

Designer Jattinn Kochhar has the ability to amalgamate his soulful Indian heritage with true urban influences has been the foundation of his design ideology. “Shaken and stirred” as the title suggests is a collection inspired by a mixed bag of emotions which we all go through in a day. Emotions from being ecstatic, excited, happy, naughty, playful, giggly to being sad, remorse, blued out.

Celebrity Designer Rocky S. is one of the most popular and influential fashion designers in India. An artisan of embroidery and craft and thanks to his talent for synthesizing the rich embroidery of his native homeland with the elegance of European women, even bigger things are to be expected of the rising couturier star. This season Rocky S presents an extravagant chic collection with Romance combined with sex appeal in harmony with a sparkling touch of glamor giving it a very high fashion look. The colors of mystery, beige, old rose, ivory, pistachio perfectly blended with Rocky’s signature color Black add ultra Zinc to the collection.

Day 2 of the debut edition of the fashion week saw designers Mumtaz Khan, Aslam Khan, Archana Kochhar showcasing their collections on the ramp, with super models Jyoti Rana & Zulfi Sayed, bollywood divas Mugdha Godse & Jiah Khan along with Former Miss. India Natasha Suri walking the ramp for these designers respectively.

Local designer from the state, Mumtaz Khan believes that the synthesis of cultural diversities gives birth to Indian ethnicity. His collection is dedicated to stages of celebrated season for women; ‘Begums’ – a word that celebrates the status of a lady, a wife and the aristocrat within. Inspired by his childhood Mumtaz, he has created every dress with its own flair. It also absorbs the Royal Bhopal tradition, weaves, embellishments and unique look rendered by zari zardozi. There is no limitation in the use of vibrancy of colors yet their somber appearance captures the heart.

A designer from Dubai, Aslam Khan has always touched the worldwide hearts with his couture collection. Targeted towards vibrant generation who love their imagery to be trendy and graceful! Daily!

Inspired by the richness of the Mughal era, Mumbai based designer Archana Kochhar’s collection ‘Bridal Sutra’ is an amalgam of the rich Mughal culture with the vibrant and vivid colors of today. A favorite amongst Bollywood glitterati, her collection flows in the range of heavy exquisite Lehengas, Sherwanis, Anarkalis and Saris lavishly fabricated. The fabrics used are rich and restricted to silk, brocade, satin, velvet, georgette, net and chiffon. The color palette range from candy pink and orange, peach, rust, ivory, traditional red and maroon, black, rich gold and shimmery silver which are as majestic as the ensembles.

The host designer Poonam Vohra, brings her Summer 2013 collection – ‘The Inherent Blush’. Expressing the inherent colors present in all of us, her collection has been carefully crafted to make sure of your exclusive style statement in this summer of 2013. The fusion of inherent colors like beige, peach, green, etc. which are “seductively gentle” will ignite a faint blush in you which will encompass your persona with a rosy glow in this summer.

Mumbai based designer Riyaz Gangji is known for his excellent craftsmanship and high attention to detailing which defines the brand Libas by designers par excellence. Creating impeccably flawless garments with perfect cuts is an art which Riyaz is well versed in. He is known for being the favourite for a majority of Bollywood celebs and socialites. Riyaz recently had the pleasure to work with stars like Arbaaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Sonal Chauhan, Raageshwari Loomba, Veena Malik, Tabu, Jacqueline Fernandes, Zarine Khan amongst many others.

Sanjana Jon, an International designer from New York, believes in fashion with a social cause. Fashion to her is not the end but the means to the end which is to make the world a better place filled with love and light. Currently working on Pride of India Show by Sanjana Jon an attempt to break the Guinness Book of Work Records with more than 500 models in a show.

PREMSUTRA : A sweet lovestory releases on 12th April

Ideally set on the backdrop of scenic Goa, new Marathi film PREMSUTRA is a love story directed by Tejas Vijay Deuskar under the banner of Kshitij Entertainment. To promote this film, the lead stars of this film Sandeep Kulkarni and Pallavi Subhash interacted with students of Somaiya College, Vidyavihar, Mumbai. Actually, the producer of this film Mr. R. Parmar had organised a completion on the occasion of Valentine’s day and the winners were to be presented with gifts on this occasion.

The film also has other well known artistes like Shruti Marathe, Lokesh Gupte, Shishir Sharma, Ila Bhate, Shubha Khote, Prasad Pandit, Pradeep Athavale and others. Based on the concept designed by Sandeep Kulkarni, the script of the film has been expanded by Prasad Mirasdar and Tejas Vijay Deuskar with dialogue support coming from Mahendra Teredesai. Film’s music has been composed by Susmit Limaye with editing work done by Apoorva Motiwale and Asish Mhatre.

Saniya is a young, catholic girl living in a typical orthodox catholic family. She is enthusiastic & free soul from Goa. She loves nature & is free from the materialistic desires. Her innocence, naive nature and intuitive actions make her innocent.  Saniya is being pursued by her mother for marriage. Saniya is least interested & thinks that love should drive her to get married. Anand is a typical metropolitan executive from the corporate world. Though he is sensitive and sensible, he is trapped in the calculative world of business. He is commissioned as a Manager in a Mine in Goa. Accidently, Saniya and Anand meet at a party where they connect instantly. Anand is impressed by Saniya’s free nature and clear understanding about “love, sex and marriage”.

The film revolves around Anand, a young Manager of a Corporate House posted at a Goa project, where he meets a simple nature loving local catholic Girl Sania. It’s all about their love story. The film is set for release on 12th April 2013.

A blast from the past in A CUT ABOVE on zoOm

Competition is on the rise and the going is certainly getting tougher! Disco, Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Grunge Rock and Hip Hop are not just music genres… they have been a strong influence on fashion and hairstyles as well! This week the contestants are in for a big surprise as the mini task is unveiled by none other than the chirpy RJ Archana. With Music as the theme, the contestants need to depict and experiment with the various genres of music giving it a contemporary twist making it relevant in today’s times.

No… it doesn’t end here! Post an incredible display of creativity, nothing less than modern art, the contestants go through an expert session with mentor Rod Anker. As the day comes to an end, the contestants get ready for their elimination challenge that promises to be the toughest one ever!

Repli-cut is the name of the challenge and true to its name the contestants have to replicate the hairstyle provided to them in the form of a sketch! These signature hairstyles are designed by none other than the mentors themselves.

How inspired are the Top 5 by music? Who will best replicate the Repli-cut? Who will get left behind and who will prove to be a cut above the rest?

Catch the drama unfold on Saturday,16thMarch at 9 pm only on zoOm

Repeat Telecast on Sunday, 17thMarch at 10 pm


COLORS launches a new fiction show GURBANI

Inspired by true stories and backed by research, COLORS presents viewers with a new fiction show GURBANI, a heart-wrenching tale that depicts state of young girls from Punjab who have been enticed into the NRI dream by their parents and are still waiting for their husbands to return and take them back. Captured in the tag line “Hazaro betiyaan Punjab Ki … Byah kar bhi na hui bida…” Gurbani goes beyond the norms of “And they lived happily ever after” and dares to show the harsh realities of marriages that are lured by the NRI tag! Set in the beautiful locales of Punjab, the story revolves around Gurbani, a young, lively girl from Amritsar who is forced into living her mother’s unrealized dream of getting married to a prosperous NRI suitor and enrich the family’s affluence. Not knowing what the future holds thereafter, Gurbani makes her families dream into hers! Starting March 18, 2013, viewers will get to witness GURBANI ’s endearing tale that is inspired by true stories of many deserted brides from Monday – Friday at 10.30 pm only on COLORS!

Talking about the show, Prashant Bhatt, Weekday Programming Head, COLORS said, “GURBANI’s story is inspired by true casesthat we came across during our year long research on the subject. As they say, the effect is nothing but an extension of the cause. In this case with GURBANI, we wanted to highlight a very important issue of abandoned NRI brides and how parents need to change their mind set, be more cautious about the choice they are making for their daughters. The show has the perfect combination of strong characters, a socially-relevant subject and a riveting storyline.

Produced by Damini K Shetty’s Mystic Entertainment, GURBANI showcases the quintessential Punjabi culture, landscape and fanfare. Viewers will get a glimpse of various picturesque locations and a few iconic spots like Khasa railway station at the India and Pakistan border, Sirhind Canal near Ludhiana making it completely realistic.  Speaking on the launch of the show, Producer, Damini Shetty said, “Moving from writing on paper to reproducing work on screen, Gurbani is a dream project for me. Working with a cast that is a mixture of veterans and fresh faces, the show offers viewer’s an unique insight into the Punjabi culture. Hopefully It not only brings in the authentic “Punjabi flavor with its mannerisms and dialects, but also enhances the overall experience with picturesque of locations like Khasa railway station at the India and Pakistan border and Sirhind Canal near Ludhiana. With its endearing tale,I hope Gurbani will touch a chord with the viewer for its harsh portrayal of reality while yet maintaining the elements of anticipation, drama and suspense.”

The show also brings on board noted Sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur in an unconventional role of narrating Gurbani’s journey to the viewers through music. Talking about her association, Harshdeep said, “As it has been rightly said -What can’t be said, can be sung. However, it is not just a song, but a story of girl and her dilemma as a bride that I am narrating in verses which takes the story ahead. I am excited to be part of a show like GURBANI which has a powerful concept and gives out a strong message.”

Debutante Shefali Sharma who plays GURBANI’s character said, “Roles like these are written once in a lifetime and it’s an absolute honour for me to be playing Gurbani. I have always aspired to be an actor and through this show I will put in all that I have learnt through my theater background. It’s an incredible opportunity for me to not just fulfill my dreams but also work towards protecting the dreams of many girls like me who have had to face opposition and given in to the demands of parents and society.”Veteran actor Navni Parihar who plays Rano said, “I would say had it not been for the role of Rano I might not have decided to return to television. This show is not just another name added to the many shows that get launched but a step forward towards bring in more awareness and making a difference to some lives. I believe that one has to be the change that you want to see, I am hoping through my character Rano, I can save many Ranos in the future.”

The show brings together an authentic cast that spells Punjabi flavor like veteran actors Navni Parihar (Rano), Suraj Thapar (Nirvail Mama)and Rita Bhaduri (Dadi) who will add their experience and flair to the show. Adding a dose of freshness to the cast are actors Shefali Sharma (Gurbani), Neha Bagga (Rajji), Adhvik Mahajan (Sohum), Ekkta Singh (Desho)amongst others.

Will Gurbani be another Rano? What happens when she marries the man of her dreams? Does she leave the country with her NRI husband and see the good life? Stay tuned to find out more on GURBANI, Monday – Friday at 10.30 pm only on COLORS!

IMPACT 2013 is all about WWW – Win Win Women

IMPACT 2013 with the theme WWW – Win Win Women was a grand success organized by IMC ladies wing on 9th March at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba. Every year, IMPACT celebrates women and their huge contribution to the nation. It celebrated the fast-increasing power of women in today’s fast-paced World.

Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma delivered the key note address and described in detail the measures recommended by his commission for women’s right to safety and security in India. He said, “Change in mindset is more important than enactment of a law against sexual offences. The role of the civil society is more important than the Government”. He also said that when you educate a male child you educate an individual but when you educate a female child you educate a family.

The second session ‘Winning Road Ahead’ – Moderated by Shaina NC, this panel discussion on Safety of Women had guest speakers – Smriti Irani, Rajya Sabha Member and Satyapal-Singh, Mumbai Police Commissioner, discussed avenues of women’s security and safety. Satyapal Singh said that the there is a need to educate children to change the mindset early on and the police cannot be blamed if the offences are committed by family members, relatives or boyfriend. Smriti Irani spoke about the challenges faced by women after they were raped and molested; in filing complaints and perusing the due process of law.

The third session ‘Winning Backstage’, moderated by Bharati Pradhan had notable speakers like Gauri Shinde (of English Vinglish fame) and Hemanti Sarkar, a successful film editor of acclaimed films like English Vinglish and Parineeta. Gauri Shinde said that she will only make movies which are women oriented and where women will be winners.

A brilliant discussion on Winning Options for Women, featured Mumbai’s well-known Mrunalini Deshmukh, Family Law Expert, and Psychotherapist Dr. Anjali Chhabria. IMPACT also honored the women achievers like Pinky Lilani, OBE, Sudha Motwani and Perveez Aggarwal.

The Chief Guest of the Conclave, Hon’ble Shri Ashwani Kumar, Union Minister for Law and Justice, supported the cause of women with an informative talk on the future challenges and the role of women in the coming years. He stated, “Law cannot be made or amended keeping just one case in mind. Laws have to be made in such a manner that it can endure in every case for decades. Laws must reflect contemporary realities of society and should help the country progress and not regress”.

Ms. Darshana M Doshi, President, Ladies’ Wing of IMC expressed that “IMPACT is a celebration for women all over the World to gather together and feel one with each other for many of their causes, safety being one of the most important issues to tackle. The bonding and networking would be of great assistant to women in boosting the self confidence of other women”.

Ms. Rajyalakshmi Rao, Chairperson of IMPACT Committee stated that “This year’s IMPACT has given lot of importance to safety of women, keeping in view the horrible crimes against women across the country”.

The Indian Merchants’ Chamber and the Ladies’ Wing of the Chamber felicitated and celebrated the impressive work and achievements of wining women, who have lit-up 2012-2013 with their innovations, ideas and ambitions.

IMPACT also presented the divine music of Ankita Joshi, the outstanding disciple of Sangeet Martand Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj as well as a thrilling show of Sufi dances and songs.

Fiona Appoints Sridevi as its brand ambassador at the launch of RO Water Purifier

Fiona Consumer Products Private Limited announces the launch of Tulips Red, India’s only Digital ROTM technology water purifier. The organisation has also appointed Sridevi, a leading Bollywood Actress and Padma Shree Recipient as Brand Ambassador.

The product was launched at a grand scale event at the Hyatt Regency on International Women’s Day, March 08, 2013 by the Bollywood actress in the presence of  Shri K.H. Muniyappa, the Hon’ble Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

The company designs, manufactures and markets technologically superior and very advanced domestic RO water purifiers under the Brand name Fiona.  Its comprehensive five-stage purification process completely eliminates dissolved impurities, bacteria and viruses to deliver 100% pure and hygienic water.

Sridevi was the perfect choice to establish a connect between Fiona and the Indian audience. The primary reasons behind signing the coveted actress as the face of the brand was her popularity amongst all age groups irrespective of boundaries and languages, her continuous strive to be a perfectionist who delivers quality and exceptional performances every time. The face of the contemporary Indian woman, Sridevi aptly blends style with splendor, intelligence with care and the quintessential Indian woman who knows how to balance her home and career.

On the occasion, Mr. BSVSS Prasad, Managing Director, Fiona said, “The designed products are based on India’s only patented Digital RO water purifying technology which only FIONA can lay claim to. Moreover, none of the RO water purifiers have moved to the next level to give the consumer the added advantage of a stainless steel detachable water storage tank. All purifiers are using plastic tanks and they are not even detachable. Our product allows the consumer to remove the storage tank, empty it, wash and refill with purified water. The added advantage is not just pure but 100% hygienic water too. It is evident that Fiona’s Digital ROTM water purification technology and Sridevi charisma will surely enable the brand to position itself as the best water purifier of India.

Mr. Surendra A, Chairman, Fiona added, “In the past few years, Indian water purifier industry has witnessed an exponential growth. Given the increasing awareness and largely untapped market potential the sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of more that 20% per year. As a commitment to the environment, Fiona products are eco friendly and the brand has the unique policy of encouraging users to return parts for their ecological disposal.”

Speaking of her association with Fiona, Sridevi said, “Water is the important component of life and we at the entertainment world have always emphasized to add more value to life, hence there is definitely a strong connect to be associated with Fiona which is revolutionizing the quality of drinking water. I being the brand ambassador of Fiona, would encourage people to stay healthy, drink more water, pure water and use FIONA Water purifier at home.

Birthday predictions for AAMIR KHAN

Many would believe that the word ‘perfection’ was discovered after he was born. The term is so synonymous with him that over a period of time it has almost become his ‘middle name’.

Yes, you guessed right ! We are indeed talking about none other than Aamir Khan who celebrates his 48th birthday on March 14. Our in house expert and ace astro numerologist Bhavikk Sangghvi finds out what’s in store for the star actor in months to come:

“Born on 14th March 1965, Aamir is a Number 5 (Mercury) person in numerology also ruled by Number 3 (ruler Jupiter – Pisces) while his ‘destiny’ number adds up Number 2 (Moon). Since he is ruled by Number 2, he is automatically ruled by Number 7 (Ketu) as these two numbers always go hand in hand,” explains Bhavikk.

“Being a Number 5, it makes Aamir intelligent with a thinking mind and hence he has a great command over learning things swiftly. The Jupiter effect helps him convert those ideas in to commercial forms and become a wise businessman. The impact of Moon indicates his humane touch and connectivity with the audience on a spiritual level to such an extent that he very well knows what they want.”

Aamir will now be entering in the 49th year of his life which indicates a time of self-introspection for him and future planning,” predicts Bhavikk.

“On the film front, his Christmas release ‘Dhoom 3’ will create shock waves across the globe and rewrite box office history in terms of collections,” he adds without a pause.

“After that, in ‘P.K.’ (2014) once again his teaming up with the supremely talented Rajkumar Hirani will ensure not only record breaking figures, but appreciation from all quarters.”

“Wearing a ‘Pearl’ on his smallest finger in silver will help him keep his‘cool’ and take important decisions in a much calmer and composed manner,” recommends Bhavikk strongly before signing off.

Glamour at Grand Finale of 4th Indian Princess Beauty Pageant

Sunil Rane and Varsha Rane’s brainchild Beauty Pageant Indian Princess is held every year. The grand finale of this year’s pageant  4th Indian Princess was held at Tulip Star, Mumbai. Karishma Kapoor was the main judge for the event where 14 models participated from India and 15 models from Overseas. The event started with performances by Maryam Zakaria, Hazel, Natalia Kaur, Mouhini Carlyton and Prachi Desai.

Sharon Fernandis was crowned as as the Indian Princess and Jannatul Paya from Bangladesh as Indian Princess International. 1st runner up from India was Deeptia Sati and 2nd runner up was Manpreet Kaur. Michelle Haukes from Suriname was the 1st runner up and Misheel Naidoo from South Africa was 2nd runner up in International category.

Yogesh Lakhani of Bright Outdoor was specially present and also crowned 1st runner up from India.