In an era where everyone has access to at least one digital screen: mobile or computer, the makers of ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ and Hungama Digital Media (Hungama) announced the launch of a unique bouquet of digital promotions that gives Bollywood fans across the country, a connect with the film anywhere they go. This to create fervour and excitement about the film through varied avenues like the Kambakkht Ishq mobile game, a mobile Voice VAS service by Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor and a blog written by the film’s director Sabbir Khan on www.BollywoodHungama.com
Kendra Wilkinson, the former Playboy model, tied knot with her fiancee Philadelphia Eagles player, Hank Baskett on Saturday, June 27. Baskett told the US Weekly that “she looked so beautiful, I couldn’t take my eyes off her”. Wilkinson wore a $20,000 white duchesse-silk gown that consisted of 55 yards of fabric, covered in 1,200 crystals that she had co-designed along with R-mine Bridal’s Armine Ohanessian.
The special screening of Fox Star Studios India’s highly awaited ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’ that is releasing this Friday was marked by an enthusiastic turn out by various celebrities.
Veteran film journalist Ali Peter John released two of his books in the presence of a distinguished gathering on the eve of his birthday this week.
Now its grandeur, it’s spacious and more vibrant. New outlet of ‘Sheesha Sky lounge’ has been launched recently in the heart of Andheri. Ali Reza, the owner of the lounge has now brought Sheesha to your neighbourhood. The lounge is known for its ambience, hospitality and cuisines.
On Wednesday June 3rd evening Bollywood stars Kelly Dorjee and Mandira Bedi inaugurated artist Umakant Tawde’s art exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. Titled, Stillness Speaks the exhibition shall be running till Tuesday June 9th.
Bollywood stars extended their whole hearted support for a noble cause of fighting tobacco and promoting its de-addiction through the “Tobacco Intervention Initiative” of Indian Dental Association on the occasion of World No Tobacco day at an event held on Sunday May 31st at St. Andrews Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai.
They are the unsung heroes behind the making of us. “She is my super mom” is what we all to want say her every time she is around. She does not need any title to glorify her motherhood. But now its time to acknowledge their selfless love for all of us and so Bombay times held a contest Super mom 2009 to appreciate this altruistic creature of almighty.
STAR One’s upcoming stand up comedy reality show Hans Baliye’s two judges, actress Karisma Kapoor and filmmaker David Dhawan partied along with the show’s celebrity couples contestants at the Tequilla Lounge in Andheri, Mumbai on Thursday May 28th late evening.
Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) at Hotel Taj Lands End on Saturday May 23rd evening announced the line up of events for celebrating World No Tobacco day in association with Bollywood stars, World Health Organisation (WHO) and The Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Mumbai, May 19, 2009: Baqar Nasser’s Topspin India Healthcare Pvt. Ltd takes immense pride in announcing the opening of their new branch at True Fitness Crystal Point Mall, Andheri-Link Road (W) and launch of the first ever spinning shoes in India. .Topspin which has successfully revolutionized the face of cardio fitness training in India is set to spin the members at True Fitness by offering its services at the lavish 60, 000 sq ft wellness and lifestyle centre. As an added incentive Topspin launched its specially designed Topspin Shoes for the members of True Fitness exclusively available at the facility.
Veteran filmmaker Prakash Mehra passed away on Sunday May 17th morning. However, his funeral took place on Monday May 18th late noon at the Oshiwara Cremation Grounds. The reason being his son, Sumeet who stays in the US was to reach back to Mumbai for the last rites ceremony.
On Friday May 15th evening actress Bipasha Basu was announced the new brand ambassador for Fa Men’s Deodorant at Hotel Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai. Bipasha unveiled the company’s new product, Fa Men Xtreme at the occasion.
On Friday May 15th evening actress Celina Jaitley held a press conference at ace photographer Rakesh Shrestha’s studio in Aaram Nagar, Goregaon, Mumbai in regards to her photos being morphed and misused by a website.
Nasreen Munni Kabir’s book on Lata Mangeshkar, titled, Lata Mangeshkar in her own voice was launched on Friday May 15th evening at Mayfair banquets in Worli, Mumbai. The book chronicles the life and of legendary singer in the form of conversations with her on various topics. Lata Mangeshkar was present at the occasion which also saw a rare appearance by veteran actress Waheeda Rehman.
The premiere of People Pictures’ 99 was held at PVR Phoenix, on Thursday May 11th late evening. It was a well attended affair comprising of cast and crew of the film and the Bollywood celebrities.
Thursday May 14th evening saw Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon brand ambassador John Abraham coming together with the Governor of Maharashtra, his Excellency Mr. S.C. Jamir at an event held at Hotel Trident at Nariman Point, Mumbai to announce the charity raised in the year 2009 and for felicitating the winners of the ‘Best Published Photograph’ competition.
Bollywood’s rising super starlet Katrina Kaif who is also the brand ambassador of the IPL team, Royal Challengers on Thursday May 14th evening joined the fans of the IPL team in Mumbai at the ITC Grand Maratha to cheer the team for the match against the Chennai Super Kings. Katrina also gave away merchandise, hampers and prizes to the ten lucky fans who won an online and on ground contest to join her at this event.
Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday May 12th evening launched the website of her Yash Raj Productions film Pyaar Impossible. The film is directed by actor turned filmmaker Jugal Hansraj and co-stars her with Uday Chopra.
L’Oreal brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor who is part of the L’Oreal Paris Dream team was the main attraction at the party hosted by the International cosmetic brand at Olive, Bandra on Sunday May 10th. While the party began at around late noon that is almost an hour later than the scheduled time, it went on to rock till evening time.
John Abraham seems to have lightened up a bit as the stiffness that accompanied him at events seems to have vanished. The manner with which he interacts with the media and the fans is a complete revelation nowadays.
NDTV Lumière under its ‘Experience Cannes’, seven day cinematic treat of highly acclaimed and handpicked contemporary films from Festival de Cannes showcased the award winning film The Class to the media and present celebs at PVR Phoenix Mills. The ‘Experience Cannes‘ film festival shall be held from May 8th to 14th at PVR Cinemas in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and each day a different movie shall be screened at 1 pm.
High drama took place during the book reading session of Varon BK Sharma’s acclaimed novel Assasination of George Bush at Crossword’s Juhu branch. Actress Gul Panag, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and filmmaker cum activist Ashok Pandit engaged in a verbal duel which led to early wrapping up of the book reading session.
On Thursday May 7th late evening Garnier announced John Abraham as their brand ambassdor for Garnier Men products range at Hotel Trident on Thursday May 7th night. We were amongst the first to reveal few days back that John was roped in by Garnier as their new brand ambassador.
A special preview show of Don Goutham’s RDX - The Movie was held at BR Chopra’s preview theatre at Juhu, Mumbai for a few select members of the media. The show was followed by a cocktails and dinner party.
Almost the entire Bollywood fraternity came together at the Ballroom of Hotel JW Marriott on Monday May 4th evening to pay tribute to the late Feroz Khan who passed away in Bangalore last week. The legendary actor-filmmaker’s last rites were performed in Bangalore according to his last wishes. But since a majority of Bollywood personas couldn’t attend it, a prayer service was arranged in Bollywood town Mumbai.
Dadasaheb Phalke Academy today on Monday May 4th evening had organized an award function to commemorate the 140th birth anniversary of the legendary filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke, at Bhaidas Auditorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai. The hall was packed with dignitaries from Bollywood of present day and yesteryears. Mahesh Bhatt was the chief guest of honour.