Monthly Archives: August 2013

Alert comedian Russell Peters Concert Live in India

Russell Peters
Comedian Russell Peters will perform live in India this October as part of the Russell Peters Notorious World Tour, presented by Micromax. He has been on the road for over a year, with stops in South Africa, Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Manila, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Europe and arenas across Canada and the United States.
Known for his observational comedy style, Peters also plays ethnic stereotypes, social and cultural rights in his comedy routine.


Tickets go on sale 3rd September, 2013. He Tweeted
I’m super excited to watch one of the biggest comedians in the world, and I’ve managed to convince all my gal pals to come with!
Here are some clips from my favourite performances of his


Vogue Fashion Night Out Celebrate win a handbag by Manish Arora

                         Manish Arora tote design


Listen Shopaholics! Vogue India is back with the fifth edition of Fashion Night Out – a show luxury retail shopping. It is happening in Mumbai for the first time September 5, 2013 at Palladium, High Street Phoenix, from 6 pm to midnight. We’re about to make a purchase experience that much better lucky readers by giving away this beautiful handbag by Manish Arora designed exclusively for FNO.

Vogue FNO
Here are some things you have got to look out for:
Designer FNO merchandise: Vogue India will have on display Sabyasachi and Monisha Jaising designed T-shirts at Rs. 500, a trendy tote by Manish Arora for Rs. 800, and a cool cosmetic pouch by Play Clan priced at Rs. 450, conceptualized exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out.
Vogue Desire – The Black Clutch Project: Vogue India presents a unique collection of quintessential black clutches showcased in an installation by over 45 renowned designers. A must see for enthusiasts that harbor great love for fashion accessories.
Vogue Loves: Visit Vogue’s very own pop-up store selling over 900 specially designed products by over 95 designers at exceptional prices
Vogue FNO 2012
Fashion for a cause: All proceeds from Vogue initiatives will go to Habitat for Humanity’s Women India BUILDS initiative, so get ready to splurge for a good cause.
Special Vogue subscription offer: Vogue India offers 50 % off on 1, 2 and 3 year subscriptions at FNO. Also, take home a Vogue branded Make-up pouch as a sign up gift!
To make this shopping experience even better, FNO will see TGI Fridays host a ladies night (we’re talking free drinks girlies) from 6 pm to 9 pm. Woohoo

Aftab, Riteish and Vivek Grand Masti book launch

Manjari Phadnis, Aftab Shivdasani, Vivek Oberoi, Ritesh Deshmukh Amrita Chowdhury
To promote his upcoming adult comedy film, the stars of the Great Masti were in Delhi yesterday, where he published a book entitled, Great Masti: The fun never ends.
According to the press release, the features of the book, “funny, rib tickling, emotion-filled adventures of the three main characters of the film, Amar and Prem known – played by Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani.”
The stories in the book are all original episodes, which is not seen in the film. Readers will learn about back stories of the characters and how they met, along with other details not shown in the film.
Viveik Oberoi

Aftab Shivdasani, Viveik Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh

Get this look Zarina Khan in Zara and Koovs

Zarine Khan
Zarina Khan was spotted at the Lakme Fashion Week wearing a beige maxi skirt Zara, which is combined with a long-sleeved top with gold on the forearms of Koovs. She chose a black leather clutch from House of Harlow, and Curio Cottage statement earrings to complete her look. Her hair was swept into a sleek ponytail, which complements the look nice.
                  Zarine Khan
The ensemble was styled by Sanjana Batra. How do you think Zarine fared at LFW? Tell us in the comments below

Ali Zafar Maqsood Anwar attends Sawa August 14

All we know is a versatile actor and singer Ali Zafar is an artistic genius, but as much as the actor enjoys performing he also likes to see other works brilliant actors. Recently went to see “Sawa August 14,” a play written by Anwar Maqsood. The actor was thrilled and excited to see the game as he is very interested in local theater and a big supporter of his rebirth. Even tweeted his enthusiasm for the work.

When Ali entered the auditorium he found saw that it was already jam packed with crowd. It was so crowded that Ali had difficulty finding a seat, as all the seats were occupied. So the award whining and acclaimed actor humbly sat down on the auditorium floor to watch the play unfold. He was so modest and down to earth in his actions that nobody in the auditorium even knew he was there. It was only later that they realized that Ali is among them, upon this they invited him on the stage at the end of the play.
Ali has termed the play as brilliant and says
“It’s an honour to see a play written by Anwar Maqsood, I always support local theater. Whenever I am in Pakistan I do visit art and cultural places.”
What a refreshing and humble star he is not to fuss about himself. Who knew his passion for art ran so deep.

Jemima Khan says Diana was deeply in love with Pakistani surgeon

Diana biopic starring Naomi Watts Oliver Hirschbiegel next as the protagonist is the source of much contemplation these days. Always a contentious issue that focuses on the last two years of the life of Diana, and will be the first to cover in detail her death in a Paris car crash in 1997.

The film majorly focuses on the relationship of Dianawith Pakistani heart surgeon Hasanat KhanJemima Khan
 the former wife of Pakistani cricketer turned politician and a close friend of Diana said last month that the Princess had been “madly in love” with Dr. Khan, with whom she had a two-year relationship. Another friend of Diana’s, Rosa Monckton, said the Princess talked much more about Dr. Khan than Mr. Al Fayed, adding that she still believed she only pursued the relationship with the latter to arouse the doctor’s jealousy.
The audience is eager for the release of this film and the story behind this mysterious doctor who is considered as the only one who did not betray Princess Diana, their story and the love they had for each other. We are also eager for the film as well!
Diana was a true legend and this film is all dedicated to her and we can’t be more excited to see a great cast for the film! Stay tune for more information!
Stay tuned

Madras Cafe will bring back some sense and sensitivity to Indian cinema

In a time when the only criterion for judging a film is a collection of Rs 100 million at the box office, Madras Cafe is launching openly challenging the audience to embrace the film that is not only entertaining, but also rational and meaningful . Before the release of the film, when John Abrahamwas asked if the film is trying to enter the club of 100 million rupees, the actor was clear in his view that was more interested in making good films, to get into a club.
If it is assumed that all the public wants is greater than the action sequences of life or overly dramatic comedies, Madras Cafe has paid a huge respect for the audience who are really able to appreciate intelligent movies.

Madras Cafe had a slow opening in its first week of release but the film has picked up really well in the second week. Set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan Civil War of the 1980s, the film is a sincere attempt to take its audience closer to the reality of the Indian political history. The film has not yet released in Tamil Nadu as it is still facing resistance from Tamil activist groups in the state have alleged that the film shows the LTTE in bad light.
The actor and producer John Abraham feels that the film will appeal to both the youngsters as well as the adults because it talks about violence and terrorism which affect our lives equally.
“I just feel that there are good films, there are bad films and then there is Madras Cafe. I feel that everyone should see the film so that they know what happened in India that changed the political history.”
Madras Cafe is doing well not only in India but overseas as well. The producer and actor John Abraham is very pleased with the performance of the film and tweeted that “I thank my audience for accepting the cinema my director and I have envisaged. The response has been phenomenal and humbling. Thank you”
Just like John Abraham Productions’ Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe is also being appreciated both critically and commercially.
One of India’s most successful directors, Karan Johar tweeted
Madras Cafe is intelligent, well intentioned, spectacularly shot and edge of the seat!! A proud film in every department!!! Superb”
whereas film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted
Madras Cafe is zooming upwards. Not just multiplexes of urban centers, even single screens have witnessed an upswing in business.”
The glory of this one of a kind political thrill does not end here as this is what Amitabh Bachchan said after watching the film
Madras Cafe is a wonderfully executed film” Madras Cafe is proving to be a fresh breeze in the cluttered world of commercial films.
‘Madras Cafe’ starring John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri and Rashi Khanna is a political thriller based on the Sri Lankan civil war of the 1980s. It has been directed by Shoojit Sircar and co-produced by JA Entertainment, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Rising Sun Films.