India’s leading lifestyle channel TLC will present a new series with well acclaimed fashion model and actor, Lisa Ray.  To be produced by TLC in India, the series will premiere in 2011 and will be set against the cultural yet contemporary backdrop of India.  Uncovering the beauty of various cities, Lisa will play both a host and a travel guide.

Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager – India, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said “With a dynamic personality, Lisa Ray will add great value to this incisive, entertaining, and informative tour. This programme is an ingenious attempt to offer unique content and fresh format to TLC viewers.”

Mr. Johri added, “TLC has always set highest benchmarks in programming by creating compelling lifestyle programmes that highlight India’s uniqueness through its exemplary productions like Living With A Superstar – Shah Rukh Khan, Adventures or a Ladies Tailor, Vir Sanghvi’s Asian Diary, Indian Rendezvous and the Great Indian Wedding.  Taking this trend further, the new series, is an attempt to push our creative frontiers to showcase the uniqueness of India. It will capture the essence of unconventional travel on a much larger scale and will surprise our viewers.”

Lisa Ray said, “Being an avid fan of TLC, I am ecstatic at this opportunity to work with the channel, which has caught the imagination of the people in India.  I can’t wait to get started and to enjoy every moment of it.”

To be shot on location in some of India’s most exotic surroundings and unforgettable destinations, this distinctive programme will explore inimitable aspects of Indian culture. Based on each city’s unique character and cultural background, Lisa will personalise her tour of the city.  

The series is currently under production and will air on TLC in India as well as other international markets. Blue Mango Films has been commissioned to produce the series.

The show will preiere in 2011.

Kajol to share screen with Tanuja

The mother daughter duo, veteran actress Tanuja and Kajol will be seen together on-screen in Toonpur Ka Superrhero, India’s first live animation. For the very first time, Kajol and Tanuja are going to share screen space .

Not only that, Tanuja will also play Kajol’s reel life mom in the movie. Though Tanuja is doing a cameo in the film, her role is a significant one.

While it will be interesting to see the mother-daughter duo on screen, Toonpur Ka Superhero will also see Ajay and Kajol back together after You Me Aur Hum. Their other movies together include Hulchul, Gundaraj, Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Dil Kya Kare and Raju Chacha.

Well must say, the director has managed to rope in literally the complete family!

Shiva and Adi turn director with film “Raqt-Ek Rishta”

Well known artists Shiva and Adi Irani have joined hands to turn director. The director duo’s first directorial venture “Raqt-Ek Rishta” was launched with grand muhurat on 21st November in Filmistan Studio at Mumbai. On this occasion  Aruna Irani switched on the camera, Suniel Shetty sounded the clapper board and Ashok Thakeria broke the auspicious coconut while Indra Kumar directed the muhurat  shot. Leading ladies of the film Shweta Bhardwaj ( ”Mission Istambul” fame) and Sheena Shahabadi (daughter of veteran actress Sadhana Singh who debuted with “Tera Sang”) along with some foreign dancers faced the camera for the muhurat shot.This film is being produced under the banner of Maa Tarini Films Production and it is being  produced by Ashish Mishra. 

Shiva and Adi have worked under many big directors. They have together in about 40 to 45 films. They are knowing eachother since last twenty years. The duo said, ‘Whenever we meet we use to analyse the films. Both of us thought we can workout together. We decide comelatively everything. My wavelength he knows and his I know. So we gel very well. We have learnt many things while working with directors and our film will showcase what we have learnt from them in those years.’

GlamGold met the director duo and congratulated for the film. Talking to GlamGold Adi Irani told, I was thinking for directing a film since last six years. I have worked in many films as an actor. So thought let’s try direction. I think there is more creativity in direction than acting.The director is involved in every aspect of the film like sound, art, script etc. With “Raqt-Ek Rishta” that dream has fulfilled. This film is an emotional thriller and it will show mother-daughter relationship in a new dimention. You will see different style on screen. Shive and me just wish to make good films in future also and yes we will make different genre films.’

Talking more about first venture Shiva adds, ‘ Shoot will begin from today. The muhurat shot is first song where the girl goes into flashback. After shoot in Mumbai for few days we will go to Devgarh in Jaipur, Rajsthan. We will complete the film in two schedules of 35 days. Post completion planning to release in summer vacation next year. You will see known and popular actors in guest appearance.’

Interestingly Shiva has changed his name to Shiva Rindan for this film  as he feels that just the name Shiva doesn’t go well as the director of the film. The film also stars Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Arjun Mahajan and Farida Jalal.


Presenter : Dilip Mishra

Executive Producer : Amit Mishra

Story and Screenplay : Adi Irani, Shiva Rindan and Ranjeev Verma

Dialogue : Mir Munir

Art Director : Amit Mishra

Choreographer : Longinus

Sound Recordist : Pradeep Suri

D.O.P. : Nirmal Jani

Music Director : Daboo S. Malik

Lyrics : Panchi Jalonavi

Aberrant India’s” launch party of “Fashion 20-20” for India’s longest fashion catwalk held at GRILLOPOLIS

‘”Fashion 20-20 “is  about  20 Desginers and 20 models non stop cat walking  to break the Guinness World Records.  In India in Mumbai for the first time Aberrant India’s Fashion 20-20 announcement party was held which is an attempt of longest marathon fashion show soon to be held in Mumbai to make India proud and  support to be etched in guiness world history.  Sahil Singh and Rashid Multani of Aberrant India were visibly busy as it was a big day for India and for Aberrant India as it was the day of the  announcement for the world record breaking event to be held in India shortly .

Sahil Singh looked handsome in black suit teamed with a cap looked really cool. Sahil remembered his modeling days few years back. He was heard discussing with  his partner Rashid Multani. Shikha Swarup came as a surprise but looked gorgeous as ever. She is still remembered for her beautiful ad of Shilpa bindi.

The launch party for this Guiness event was an exciting party apparently it kept all on toes.  Sahil singh was catching up with old friends who were there for him.  Rashid Multani and Sahil Singh were busy receiving guest.

The party started with the unveiling of the AV on Aberrant India. The evening compering was credited to Vipul Roy.  The wonderful introduction of the team comprising of Sahil Singh, Rashid Multani, Sandhya Mumick, Rajat Chawla and Parul chawla.

 Archana Kochhar looked preety in an Indian wear.  Babita Malkani too came in with a friend. Yuvika Chaudhary came in with Avesh Dadlani.  Konkana Bakshi looked gorgeous in pastel shade outfit. Ejaz Khan looked chilled out. Rakesh Paul too chilled and loved the ambience of Grillopolis.  Ramji Gulati, Avesh Dadlani  and Shifanajli Shekhar enjoyed the most in the evening.  Rehan khan, Jennifer Meyani walked in for a while to wish Sahil Singh. Rakesh Bedi also showed up for a while.  Sheena Nayar and Riyaz Gangji also spotted.  Aditya Rajput Singh and Abhishek Awasthi were seen chatting. Sandhya Mumick too was there and is completely supporting the event.   Bobby Sanyal, celebrity DJ Martin from nirvana, Rajiv Dagar, Heena Khan, International model Nika, Francica, Veronica etc were also present.

It was a great evening and will be etched in people’s memory forever.

Hindi Film Yeh Faasle completed and will release on 7th January 2011

BHAWANI  PICTURES presents YEH FAASLEY a film by Yogesh Mittal starring Anupam Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Tena Desae, Rushad Rana, Kiran Kumar, Suhasiny Mulay, Sudha Chandran, Seema Biswas, Rajendra Gupta, Jagat Rawat, Satyajit Sharma, Natasha Sinha, Mazhar Syed and Rachita Bhattacharya.


Producer :  Om Prakash Mittal

Director of photography :   Amitabha Singh

Sound Designer :  Subash Sahoo

Story-Screenplay :   Yogesh Mittal,  Atul Tiwari, Rajendra P. Makhijani

Dilogue :  ManurIshi Chadha,  Atul Tiwari, Yogesh Mittal

Script Consultants :  Sameer Kohli,  Arpita Chatterji

Music :  Deepak Pandit

Lyrics :   Manoj Muntashir

Cameraman :  Mohammed Shamim

Editor :  Suvir Nath

Art Direction :  Shyam Dey

Action :  Pradumanya P.K.

Choreography :  Al & Mel

Background Music :  Deepak Pandit, Santosh Muleker

Singers :  Shreya Ghoshal, Rakesh Pandit, Deepak Pandit, Sowmya Rao

Publicity design :  Trusha Patel  (Kruti design)

 PRO :  Himanshu Jhunjhunwala (Dwapar Promoters)

Executive Producer :  Yogesh Mittal, Ved Prakash Mittal


Arunima the daughter of one of the biggest builders in Town has returned home after completing her studies. She is happy that she will now be living with her father Devinder devilal Dua for good. Arunima lost her mother to a car Accident when she was barely two..

Devinder Devilal Dua is a gregarious man who loves his daughter a lot and wants his daughter Arunima to live as freely as possible. Though he can sometimes be boastful and loud in social situations which is embarrassing for Arunima. But he is still a nice man as he helps people who are stuck in a situation as is the case with her Best friends (Nisha’s)marriage. Where Devinder Dua foots the entire bill.. For Which, Manu, who is Nisha’s brother and also an unsaid Boyfriend to Arunima, is very thankful. Life is all well but Arunima just wishes that her mother was alive, as she misses her mother at times, but she is somewhere content that her mother and father had a happy love story As long as it lasted.

But one day to her surprise, Arunima finds a “will” written by her mother. Why would a woman who died in a car accident and that too at an early age of twenty eight, leave a will for Arunima. The presence and the essence of the will raises a few questions in Arunima’s mind. Upon enquiry with the father, it seems that the father is not very comfortable.

Arunima further chances upon a few things from the past.. and it is a revelation for her that her mothers personality was very different to what her father narrates. She further meets an old friend of her mother, Diggy and a few people from the past who tell stories that point in the direction that her mother was not a happy as long as she lasted.

With the image of the past being different to what her father has been telling her, Arunima is left in doubt about what really is the past and expecially when the father is not giving a conclusive answer. To top it.. Arunima starts to learn about too many shades of her father that she has never seen. That he was a very violent man and not only that. Due to his violence he has no friends from the past and the glory to which her father has reached maybe formed on the misfortune of many people that her father may have created.

Arunima is at a loss, as everything that she is learning about the past is in complete contradiction to what she knew and the man she loves the most, her father, has so many shades that she is not even aware of.

Arunima is torn between love for her father and the truth.. But she is even more guilty as the needle of suspicion keeps pointing towards her own father. The man she loves the most is that man Arunima suspects. The shadow of Doubt becomes a very difficult place to live under. So Arunima sets out on a journey to find the truth about her mothers and fathers past and more so how her mother died.

Will this search for truth make the bond between the father and daughter strong

Or Will it tear up the relationship between her father and her.

Will the truth take her into the unknown.

Will the truth reveal if her father is the kind hearted, jovial person he appears to be Or

Will it take her to reveal a sinister figure behind the façade.

Arunima sets out to cover the distance between the past and the present.

Hindi film Khuda Kasam finally releasing on 26th Nov 2010 all over

K.  C. Bokadia and Amit Bokadia are very happy as their film ‘Khuda Kasam’ is finally releasing on 26th November  all over. This film has Sunny Deol and Tabu in lead roles .Sunny Deol is playing muslim character for the first time.Tabu is  playing a cop in the film. Other artist in the film are Mukesh Rishi, Govind Namdeo and Aashish Vidyarthi. Music is given by Aadesh Shrivastava and choreography by Ganesh Acharya.

Mumbai Auditions of “Indian Princess 2011” started on a grand scale

The Mumbai auditions of INDIAN PRINCESS 2011 kick started on a very large scale and got a very good response from the participants. Around 30 good looking Models took part in the auditions with an open mind. The judges Youvika Choudhary, Konkana Sen Bakshi & Ragini Mahajan encouraged the girls and raised their confidence.  Also Mr. Sunil Rane (Executive President of Atharva Institute) discussed the International association and the cause behind the Beauty Pageant.

After the Completion of the Western Region Auditions, name of the shortlisted contestants will be announced and taken to the next level of Pageant.  Mr. Sunil Rane (Executive President of Atharva) said “In the next few years ‘Indian Princess’ is going to make India proud internationally and I am very positive about it”.

 The Mega Event is different from many other events because the spirit behind this is a social cause which has got a 2 fold purpose, one, to provide a synchronized education to underprivileged children from the remote and rural areas of India and two, to honor the valiant soldiers who have laid down their lives protecting the borders so that you and I can have a harmonious life.

Well known actress and one of the jury members of Indian Princess Youvika Choudhary expressed her feelings by saying “I am very proud to be associated with a social cause as well as finding the perfect model representing India on an international level”.

With the overwhelming success of WESTERN INDIA PRINCESS, Atharva is now going National and launching a Mega Lifestyle Odyssey- INDIAN PRINCESS 2011 –‘Your Route to International Runways’ which will spread across 14 states covering length and breadth of the country.

Around 30 finalists from the different regions would be trained in the areas of diction, fitness, grooming and etiquettes, ramp walk, make up and styling, photo shoots and international mannerism by eminent experts from all the world who will be grooming them to achieve PERFECTION. This grooming would be conducted at the ‘Hawaii of the West’- Best Western Blue Ocean Resort and Spa at Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri and then would be taken to Thailand for a comprehensive Training by International Professionals.

Atharva Group of Institutes, Mumbai which has disciplines in the area of Management, Engineering, Fashion, Hotel Management and IT. The contest drew young talented faces with an eye to create opportunities in the field of fashion and the entertainment industry .These young models are trained and groomed by some eminent experts from the industry.

Jacqueline Fernandez interacts with the TEEN OF THE YEAR 2010 participants

The Teenager magazine in association with Habitat for Humanity India is conducted this event with the theme of “Building a socially conscious India”. Now in its 15th year, the event has 18 participants chosen from various zonals held across the country, representing different regions of India.

Noted Bollywood actor and goodwill ambassador of Habitat for Humanity India Jacqueline Fernandez, has lent her support to this event  and on the day of the Grand Finale to be held on 20th Nov,2010, she spent time interacting with the finalist at 3.00 pm at St.Paul’s centre. JF has been a source of inspiration to the contestants through her article published in the Teenager magazine’s, July edition.

Post this the finalist  moved to the St.Andrew’s auditorium for the awards ceremony, where one of the 18 finalists were selected as the TEEN of the YEAR 2010.Tushar Gandhi ,The great Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi was the chief guest for the event.

Prior to the final event, the participants , were put through a range of events that include group dynamics, workshops, personality development exercises, personal interviews, all this with the objective to bring out hidden talents that these youngsters would’ve never known to them. Besides this, these finalists were engaged in a volunteer build at a Habitat site at Karjat to work side by side with the beneficiaries and help in building their house.

Muskaan Mehani AKA ‘Jugni’ comes back with ‘Ring Wrong Riing’

Muskaan Mehani  aka the bubbly and the effervescent  ‘Jugni’ of the popular SAB TV show ‘Jugni Chali Jalandhar’ returns this time as the polite and soft-spoken house maker ‘Mansi’ in the SAB TV’s upcoming magic comedy ‘Ring Wrong Riing’.

Muskaan is excited about playing the role of Mansi, since she will not have to sport a veiled look as she did in Jugni and will get to show off her long and beautiful tresses owing to her ‘sari– clad’ look in the show. Since, she is playing a very different role from what she played in ‘Jugni’, she is excited as well as a wee bit nervous.

Says Muskaan, “I am very happy to be back with ‘Ring Wrong Riing’, besides SAB is like second home now, so I saw no reason for not doing this show.”

She got nostalgic, while speaking about her previous experiences with SAB TV. Narrating her experiences while shooting for ‘Jugni Chali Jalandhar’, Muskaan says, “The last time around  when I was about to give a few shots, which were to means to be teasers to my character ‘Jugni’, I improvised as much as I could by giving those demure bride-like and blushing expressions, but the director called ‘cut’ midway and jokingly asked me what had I been up to, and that the camera had been panning on my hands and not my face!! The entire crew burst into peals of laughter, much to my embarrassment! Those were good times, and it feels great to be back at SAB, which is like my second home” said an exuberant Muskaan.

Exciting new talent JITESH makes a dazzling debut with his Ultra-chic album,“Kabhi Dil Chahe”


“Kabhi Dil Chahe” album demonstrates Jitesh’s phenomenal range, unique style and versatility. His deep and powerful baritone is the perfect base for romantic songs as well as for pulsating, foot tapping numbers. “Aaja Piya” will tug at your heart strings with its extremely romantic nuances while “Tinn Gilassi Down”, with Labh (“Singh is Kinng”) Janjua, is a rocking Punjabi track that drags you to the dance floor. Then there’s this most soulful duet “Taaron Bhara” with Mahalakshmi Iyer that will leave you feeling all mushy. The album reflects the ‘perfectionist’ philosophy that has made him a successful entrepreneur in his professional life and now extended to his personal pursuits.

In his own words – “I always wanted to learn music as I am extremely fond of singing but being stage shy I have never taken part in any competition nor have I performed in school or college shows. Not that I am totally comfortable now with singing in front of a big audience.


To me the audience has always been my wife and kids and very rarely I sing at a small get together of friends. I am very happy. It’s a dream for many to have their own music album. All of us see the serpentine queues outside the selections venues for programs such as “Indian Idol” and “Voice of India”. It’s a surprise for me too as till as recently as 2008 I had no formal vocal training”.

One Sunday while browsing the newspapers I came upon an advertisement of Mr. Satish Sharma’s Grandz Academy. They were offering short courses in singing. I am into apparel exports and in my life time is at a premium but I thought I can definitely manage to attend 15 classes of 2 hours each and that too on weekends. So I joined up, later however the interest grew as the classes were fun and teachers were great so I went on to do the next levels. After about 3 months all students got a chance to sing in one of the studios at the academy and when I heard my voice on the studio speakers, it was a great feeling. At the same time Satishji expressed that I was ready to do my own songs. He is a great composer, lyricist and musician himself and regularly composes for very senior artists like Shubha Mudgalji and Shujaat Khan sahab so I trusted his judgement completely. We started working on the album and the first song was ….Kabhi Dil Chahe”, adds Jitesh.
Jitesh's-deep-and-powerful-baritone-is-the-perfect-base-for-romantic-songs as well as for pulsating, foot tapping numbers

Jitesh has a gorgeous wife Sheena and two amazing boys Ashvin & Rohan. During the making of his album, his children started developing a liking for singing and have started taking lessons in Indian classical music.

He continues – “I have received fantastic support from my family and friends” – His wife Sheena, who spent hours listening to him practice, is his worst critic and best fan. His father Mr.Ashok and closest friend Sameer managed the business and gave Jitesh the freedom and courage to go ahead with his album. And now he has set sights on playback singing for Indian films. He is also keen to do stage performances but for serious listeners.

I am extremely fortunate that in my very first album I have had the privilege of working with such a talented and passionate music director, such great singers, music arrangers and lyricists. I feel humbled. I have worked hard and I present to you my first work …… if you like even one song, my job is done. Not many people who know me are aware that I sing and with the release of this album they are in for a shock . . . I sure hope it’s a pleasant one.”