Shahrukh, Deepika charm all at the Om Shanti Om music launch
The music launch of Farah Khan’s film Om Shanti Om didn’t have a parade of stars, but the film’s two main leads, Shahrukh and Deepika were enough to dazzle the crowds. Funny man Cyrus Broacha played host for the evening, he was witty and even made light jokes about SRK’s six pack abs etc. A radiant looking Farah Khan who is reportedly pregnant and hubby Shirish were naturally present at the event.
All eyes were on King Khan as he made an entry and stole the show with his charm and wit. He wore black attire with a deep red jacket and sported his long hairstyle. He even made an honest admission saying “I am scared of Saawariya and I have no problem admitting it. If I had a chance I would have postponed the film.” Debutant Deepika looked elegant and beautiful in a white chiffon sari and her smile lightened up the room. Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade, Kirron Kher, Bhushan Kumar with wife Divya also attended the music launch of Om Shanti Om. The music of the film has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar with a composition from veteran Pyarelal.
John Abraham, Preity Zinta honoured for their contribution in their field
Actors John Abraham and Preity Zinta were seen at the event beaming with pride as they sat among other distinguished guests who were being honoured by the state for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields. John looked daper in a suit and sported his short hairdo; he was accompanied by his proud parents Phiroza and Abraham John. Preity looked radiant in a bright yellow salwar and she was accompanied by beau Ness Wadia. Although John’s girl Bips was not by his side for the event, we are sure she was equally proud of her beau’s achievements.
John was honored for his outstanding contribution to Hindi films and he said “Such awards make one feel humble and more aware of one’s responsibilities because now you will be looked upon by so many youngsters as an inspiration that you dare not falter or take your position lightly.” Preity too was honoured for her contribution to the Hindi film industry as well as her contribution to various social causes; she said “it feels good when one’s efforts are recognized on such a distinguished platform especially when one doesn’t do them for recognition.” At the event were many other ministers and other distinguished guests who were honoured.
Salman-Rani, Ranbir-Sonam take center stage at Saawariya music launch
The music launch of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Saawariya was a grand event which saw a horde of stars turn up to support newcomers Ranbir-Sonam. Ranbir’s parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor stood proudly by their son’s side. Anil Kapoor and wife Sunita got a bit emotional at their daughter Sonam’s debut music launch. Rishi Kapoor was his charming casual self, he uncorked the champagne and his extended family Krishna Raj Kapoor with son Randhir, Reema Jain and husband Manoj, Rajeev Kapoor etc all turned up to show their support for Ranbir.
Monty Sharma who has composed the music for Saawariya played the piano while Shailendra Singh and Richa Sharma sang a few songs from the film’s musical score. A few promos of the film were aired for the audiences. The surprise guests at the even were Salman Khan and Rani Mukherjee who came with her parents. Salman was in a cheerful mood and made wise cracks like he had given Shahrukh his six pack and that he had got this role after both Salman and Aamir had refused, nonetheless he managed to entertain the audiences with his wisecracks. Mandira Bedi hosted the event; Sanjay Bhansali was seen flanked by his mother and sister. All in all the event was a starry affair.
Abhishek Bachchan turns brand ambassador for Flying Machine jeans
Indian brand Flying Machine is re-launching its new international collection of jeans and Abhishek Bachchan their brand ambassador launched the collection of jeans. The company wanted someone who would suit the image of their collection and they felt Abhishek did complete justice to the jeans brand. Abhishek said “Yes, I am most comfortable in a pair of jeans.”
Abhishek was extremely proud to be the brand ambassador for Flying machine jeans and said ‘the product is now positioning itself as an Indian international brand. Currently the market is flooded with international jeans brands, and India’s original jeans, Flying Machine, is on par with the rest, both creatively and technically. It’s about time we stepped onto the international platform here as well.” Abhishek also recently painted the canvas along with cousin Namrata for a charity event which was sponsored by the Khushi Foundation. The proceeds from the event would help street children.
Kareena celebrates her birthday and music release of Jab We Met
Kareena Kapoor had a double celebration when she released the music of her forthcoming film Jab We Met and also celebrated her birthday on the television show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. The makers of the film decided to launch the music of the film in a different way and hence opted for Zee TV’s musical singing talent contest. The 30 minute slot in the programme saw a gorgeous Kareena dazzling the crowds when she released the music of the film along with anchor Aditya Narayan. However co-star and real life beau Shahid could not attend the event as he was away in Toronto shooting for his film.
Kareena looked dazzling in a red off-shoulder bustier dress and she also cut a cake and celebrated her birthday on the show. Singer Ismail Durbar was also present for the show. A special promo of the film was also showcased at the event.