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Namastey London 2 is finally here!

Mumbai, March 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) After years of coaxing, director Vipul Amrutlal Shah is ready, convinced and confident about the making of the sequel to 2007’s highest grosser Namastey London. Not only did the film succeed at the box office with earnings of more than 140 crores but it also laid the stepping stones to one of the most romantic onscreen Jodi of Bollywood---Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Namastey London was their first blockbuster together.


Gurdas Mann comes up with new album Jogiya - now available online

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New Delhi, Mar 17 (IBNS): Renowned singer and lyricist Gurudas Maan released his latest album ‘Jogiya’ in Delhi recently.

The lyrics of this album has been penned down by Maan himself.

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“I am happy to put together music that comes from my soul for the people who like to hear me,” Maan said.

Check out some exclusive pictures from the album launch event.



Salman plans a surprise with ‘Do aur Do Paanch’

Mumbai, March 16, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Did you hear that right?.....yes! its true……Salman’s item number in the upcoming movie ‘Do aur do Paanch’ is the next big surprise for fans in Bollywood. Under the banner of Shivalaya Media Entertainment, this film is being produced and directed by debutant Abhijeet Sengupta and is being co-produced by Hanif Chhatriwala. The film stars superstar Salman Khan in a guest appearance and it is said that Salman’s cameo is the ‘big thing’ to watch out for in this soon-to-be released flick.


Kolkata grooves to 'Cricket for Peace' - 110 Bands from three nations

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Kolkata, Mar 16 (IBNS): Folks in the city of Kolkata tabbed and danced to the rhythm as five bands from they city performed at the ‘Cricket for Peace’ programme organized on Wednesday afternoon a by global money transfer company, MoneyGram.

All the five selected bands performed their original compositions keeping the message intact that cricket can surely foster peace in the country.


Lina Tipnis' fantasy on Day 5 of LFW - Exclusive Pictures

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Fashion Designer Lina Tipnis Prsents Fantastical Land Summer/Resort 2011 collection - Lakmé Fashion Week

Mumbai, Mar 15 (IBNS) Shades of burnt sienna and coal, skin and egg and the frothy blue clouds – these were the colours that sailed down the runway as Lina Tipnis unveiled her “Fantastical Land” Summer/Resort 2011 collection at Lakmé Fashion Week.

Giving a strong emphasis to cocktail and club wear the sharply cut minis, were tailored in basic shapes that moved from sheaths to shifts and trapeze silhouettes, with a few blouses and Jodhpuri trousers completing the look.


Abhishek Dutta's minimalism at Lakme Fashion Week - Exclusive Pictures

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Lakme fashion week: Abhishek Dutta's Kite Runner Designer Collection

Mumbai, Mar 15 (IBNS) Unconventional silhouettes and a title that evokes instant interest is the way Abhishek Dutta likes to tell his collection story for Summer/Resort 2011 at Lakmé Fashion Week on Day Five Tuesday.

“The Kite Runner” was a men’s and women’s line that blitzed on to the ramp with kaleidoscopic colours as canary yellow, tangerine orange and grape mingled with neutrals like ivory, beige and steel.


Love vows with ‘Qasam se Qasam se’

Mumbai, March 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) A young handsome boy meets a charming teenage girl in college…….and they fall in love! This has been one of Bollywood’s favourite mantras of success at the box office. The New Mumbai Talkies and the Whispering Shadows Entertainment’s upcoming release ‘Qasam se Qasam se’ is following suit. The film is a young and vibrant romantic story that is set up in the backdrop of fun filled college days. This flick is Editor Ashfaque Makrani’s directorial debut and is slated for a release this October.


‘Soundtrack’—a sneak peek into the world of music

Mumbai, March 13, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) SaReGaMa India Limited is all set to woo the audience with yet another musical drama titled ‘Soundtrack’. The film is slated for a release in August this year and is currently under production. Debutant Neeraj Ghosh is directing the flick and says that he always wanted to make a film based on music. According to Sources, the film explores the life and hurdles of a Disc Jockey (DJ)


‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’ is the next teenage ishq story

Mumbai, March 12, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Actor turned director Roshan Abbas is all set with his maiden directorial venture ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’ that will hit the theatres on June 17 this year. As the director puts it, it is a story about teenagers and their fun filled experiences in the last year of school. Roshan seems to be extremely delighted with the project and more so as Shah Rukh Khan himself has backed him up! Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment would be producing the film.


Vidya Balan turns sexy with ‘The Dirty Picture’

Mumbai, March 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Vidya Balan is making waves in Bollywood nowadays. Not only because of her award winning performances in films like Paa and Ishqiya, but also because this classical beauty is all set to add fire to the screen with her much coveted biopic role of Silk Smitha in Ekta Kapoor’s The Dirty Picture. Producer Ekta Kapoor has finally announced the making of The Dirty Picture after writer Rajat Arora managed to complete the script after two years.


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