28 April, 2014


Maverick Bollywood Satirist Camaal Mustafa Sikander along with his “cronies in crime and satire” – as he terms his associates, are working on a Photo Series on the Great Indian Election Circus. CMS - as he is known amongst his friends, along with actor Rajkumar Kanojiya, ballroom dance trainer Daniel Ibess Clifford and writer Sanjeev Rajat are seen here working for a series of Photo Cartoons on various political characters depicting the ongoing election campaigning in India.

Says Camaal Mustafa Sikander explaining his passion, “It was my childhood dream to become a singer and actor but due to stage-fright and other circumstances I did not make it. However, I have found solace in a new passion and now I create spoofs of various Bollywood actors, movies, songs including all times greats like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan to name a few. With the help of well-known Bollywood photographer Raju Asrani who snaps the action very creatively, I create posters and photo cartoons based on that. I have evolved a particular style for this piece of satire and though I am still trying to identify a unique name for it, ‘Har Fun Maula – Jack of All Master of Fun’ is a self-given tagline.”

Professionally Camaal is a creative consultant for print, web and OOH and has helped design the creative branding for various events, brands, artistes and his clients range from Mohammed Rafi Academy, Immortal Memories (GV Films) and many others. His former clients include Asit Modi of Neela Telefilms, Vipul Shah of Optimystix, the late Pran Saab, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi, writer Javed Siddiqui and many others.

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ARSLAAN - The Lion bags 2 awards


Power Pop. Pictures “ARSLAAN- The Lion” Gets  Best Experimental Film & best debut male award to his hero Shaadmaan Khankhel in a glittering function held at Lokhandwala garden, Mumbai, in KAF Awards for business & Entertainment Global awards by Abhijeet Rane, general secretary of Dhadak Kamgaar Union & Actress Sahila Chaddha. 

The film is being produced by Mrs. Zulekha Khan & directed by Amar M. Bhattarcharya is ready for release.

-         Puneet Khare 

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While shooting in Varanasi for his film Global Baba produced by Vijay Bansal under his banner Vijay Arts and directed by Manoj Tiwari recently when there was too much of cold Abhimanyu Singh left quite a few asutics, babas stunned with his decals.  when a lot of babas from all over the country gather at holy ghats of Banaras to take a dip in Ganga.the Director Of Global Baba Manoj Siddheshwari Tiwari close that very day to can a scene or two as he would get real babas and real ambience for the film. 

Production guys convinced couple of real babas to act and be in the scene and as it was a difficult shoot so it went on for long and it was sun set and temperature dramatically down and those real babas started to jitter and wanted to leave half way. Director was tense and was trying to convince them.

He then suddenly called out for action and Abhimanyu Singh who was lying in the cold water in gangas leaving their arguments come out and down on the chilled sand in front of those babas almost nude.

The scene demanded Abhimanyu Singh to he down there for couple of hours as a tantrik was treating him. To everybody’s surprise the actor kept lying down on the sand lonrs unmoved.

Even the babas calmed down when they saw the actor talking so much of pain. One of the babas was heard saying “Ye Kaun Hai Ye To Sabse Bada Baba Lagta Hai”Abhimanyu singh remained unmoved and he was actually machinating to the cold. 
“No Pain No Gain ” - Somebody was said it right.

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Jhataleka dons a Karn Malhotra outfit for Femina Miss India Earth 2014

Red Carpet Specialist Karn Malhotra designs for Femina Miss India Earth 2014

For the finale of the prestigious beauty pageant, Jhataleka donned a Karn Malhotra outfit & she claims to feel like the queen wearing the same.

Miss India Earth, the first runner up Jhataleka looked a million dollar in Red Carpet Specialist Karn Malhotra outfit.

Karn Malhotra feels elated her outfit being worn by the first runner up, the white outfit is of pure chiffon with gold studs & Swarovski Crystal embellishments.

The white outfit worn during the finale was taken from the designer’s line of collection ‘NYX’.

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CHAKKAR CD KA shooting complete

Shooting of Film “CHAKKAR CD KA” talky portion is completed 

Schedule of one month for Comedy Thriller Hindi Film“CHAKKAR CD KA”, talky portion is completed in Gujarat, and unit is back in Mumbai. Film was shot in various exotic location of Daman, Ahmadabad & Vapi, where many dramatic scenes were canned. Songs of "CHAKKAR CD KA" will be picturised soon in Mumbai.

Film "CHAKKAR CD KA" is being under the banner of Vidhi Asra Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd., Produced by Jayesh Sajider & Sameer A. Siddiqui, Co-producer are Mirasol Lake Resort, Shilpa Sojitra & Nazia Siddiqui, Director is Sameer A. Siddiqui, Screenplay Dialogue by Sarfaraz Ahmed, Cinematography by Mohsin Khan, Editing by Shahnawaz Ali, Music by Din Mohammed, Lyrics are by Arafat Mehmood, Birbal Khosla & Tabassum, song will be Choreographed by Jai Prakash Malhotra & Art Director is Sunil Singh

 Film stars Manoj Joshi, Zakir Hussain, MukeshTiwari, Abhhay Bhaargava, Ahsaan Qureshi, Nishad Vaidya, Muzahid Ali Khan, Rishank Tiwari & Ashmita Bakshi & Mukesh Tiwari. 

The songs  sung by Javed Ali, Raja Hasan, Vinod Rathod, Sharib Sabri , Shahid Malya, Aishwaria Nigam and Birbal Khosla.

Celebrities at All India premiere of SON OF GOD in SoBo

Milind Deora, Vinod Nair, Niloo Tata and Johny Lever turn up for an All India Premiere of Hollywood film, Son Of God in Sobo

-Jesus Calls Ministry and Indo Overseas Films have joined hands to release the Twentieth Century Fox film in India on April 25.

April 15, 2014, Mumbai: The SoBo socialites turned up in full swing at the screening of Hollywood film, Son Of God which had an All India Premiere at Eros Cinemas on the night of April 14.

Among the early comers were Dolly Thakore, Vinod Nair, Piloo Tata.  The politician and member of Lok Sabha, Milind Deora also took out time to from his busy schedule to come for the screening. The comedy star Johny Lever turned up with his wife. the Consulate General of Iceland Gul Kriplani and his wife played perfect hosts for the evening.

When asked about what Jesus and his teaching mean to him, Deora said, “For me God is universal. God is someone who unites us regardless of whatever religion you belong to." Urging people to watch the film, Millind Deora added, “People should watch any film which sends the message of God to people. A film like Son of God which takes the message of God to the people of India, of world and spreads his true message which is love and brotherhood. That is the most powerful message and film to watch. “

Johny Lever said, “Jesus is a Master. Of course I believe that Jesus as a son of God as a Christian. He died for all our sins. So He is everything for us." He added, I want people to see the film because they should know what is the  true story of Jesus. In Bible Jesus said go and tell what my Father says. His Father means Almighty God.”

Jesus Calls Ministry Services & Indo Overseas Film will release the Hollywood film, Son Of God in theaters nationwide on April 25, 2014.

The movie brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational.

Dr. Paul Dhinakaran of Jesus Calls Ministry Services, had a strong desire to release Son Of God in India as he wanted to share the love and compassion depicted by Jesus in his life time on this earth through this movie. Indo overseas films joined hands to make it happen.

Dr. Paul says, “Son Of God is not just a production worth watching it is a gift worth experiencing”, the audience will be enthralled, encouraged and inspired by this movie.”

The action epic features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer.  Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado beautifully portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

David Guetta Remixes Afrojack's 'Ten Feet Tall'

Afrojack feat. Wrabel
‘Ten Feet Tall’ (David Guetta Remix)
(Island/PM:AM Recordings)

Release date: Tuesday 15th April
After receiving its exclusive world premiere at Super Bowl XLVIII ahead of its release on February 10th, Afrojack’s ‘Ten Feet Tall’ has subsequently been remixed by none other than fellow dance music icon David Guetta. Set for release on April 15th, it adds a bold new club twist to the punchy rhythms of Afrojack’s anthemic original.

Building with the soaring vocals of hotly-tipped up-and-comer Wrabel, Guetta soon exhibits his dance floor credentials to the fullest with huge, twisted synth lines and trademark thumping bass bangs giving it all the ammunition required to be a surefire fan favourite. A remix of epic proportions, expect it to make a serious impression on club charts the world over.

With new album ‘Forget The World’ scheduled for release in May after it was exclusively announced via Snapchat Stories, David Guetta’s remix is sure to serve as another highlight in what is shaping up to be a landmark year for Afrojack.

Two Music companies come together for HEROPANTI

Given the music scenario in the industry, we see a surprising thing happening with the music of Tiger Shroff's debut film, Heropanti.

We see two different music companies coming together with their music for the film.

The first song of Heropanti, Whistle Baja which was recently launched amidst flute sellers is owned by Sa Re Ga Ma music company for years now as it was Jackie Shroff's tune from his film Hero.

While all the other songs of the film are owned by T-series.

This is an exceptional case we see in the industry for Tiger Shroff.

Whistle Baja has a different version of his father's Hero tune which is a huge cult even today..

Sabbir Khan says, 

Yes its unusual and I guess the first of its kind when two giant music companies like T. Series and Saregama have collaborated for one film... We have got great feedback about the music for Heropanti and it reaffirms our faith in the creative content.

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Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards '14 sponsored by Krupa

A Fashion Getaway!!

Kavitta Verma, Vivek Gautam and Mamta Gautam 

Vivek Gautam hosted a party before bringing in Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards '14
Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards '14 sponsored by Krupa, Signature brand of Art Group.
Tassel Fashion and Lifestyle Awards is all about celebrating the generation next. The event that will be a fanfair next month will honour the next generation in field for fashion, interior, jewelry and lifestyle.

With the fresh herd of talented designers eyeing on the Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards to take place the coming month, Mr. Vivek Gautam, Director Ishan Education (Organiser of Tassel Awards), hosted a special bash for the entire team, designers, students & crème de la crème crowd from the tinsel town along with his wife, Mamta Gautam. "It is a fashion getaway for the young talents to interact with the top notch from the entertainment industry."

The party saw the attendance of the fashion connoisseurs & the elite from the tinsel town Kavita Verma ,Pragati mehra,designer Karan malhotra ,Sumeet Tappoo ,Amy billimoria etc

Mr. Vivek Gautam exclaims, “Each year we present Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards to endorse new & fresh talent in Fashion World and provide a platform to new designers alongwith honouring the achievers in their fields. While we gear up for the special Award night that will see display of various collections by designers, This Pre-Award party is an Announcement of the upcoming mega event which will honour the next generation. I’m looking forward to it.”

SCANDAR COPTI Techniques of Directing Actors Workshop in Hong Kong 2-3 August 2014

This will be an amazing opportunity for everyone wanting to develop their skills directing actors, or just getting insight on the whole process. You will have an educational experience of excellence, with Scandar Copti a tutor who developed his very own method of directing actors, with enormous success, granting him the Golden Camera in Cannes and an Oscar Nomination. Scandar’s method of directing actor´s without them being aware is impressive making his film is a work of fiction which shows “real” people acting in situations that are orchestrated by the directors, but very “real” to the performers, resulting in the actors projecting emotions on camera that they actually experienced at the time.
For more information and to register please visit our webpage on http://www.filmlab.fest.pt/upcoming_workshop.php?workshop_id=31

This 2 days intensive workshop will be a great opportunity to learn the best techniques to have a successful casting, The workshop has a price of 5500 HKD per person for the two days, and is strictly limited to 25 participants, we advise to register fast to guarantee your place.

For more information and to register please visit our webpage on http://www.filmlab.fest.pt/upcoming_workshop.php?workshop_id=31
Copti is an Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker born and raised in Yafa. In 2009, his first full-length feature film “Ajami” won the Camera d’Or Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival. His film was also nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category and won more than 15 awards worldwide. Formerly a mechanical engineer, he has also written, directed and edited several fiction, documentary and experimental short films. Copti was on the jury of the Tribeca film festival as well as at the Thessaloniki film festival in 2010 and President of the Human Rights Award in the Istanbul International film festival 2011. Copti was part of the team that launched the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha Film Institute (DFI) and he headed the DFI’s education department until November 2011. Currently Copti is developing his next feature film project.

Workshop info:
Filmmakers often use the element of surprise to direct actors for certain scenes to get authentic emotional responses.
The directors of AJAMI based their film entirely on this principal. Unlike other forays into improvisation, AJAMI had a very precise screenplay and a well-constructed plot that demanded precise emotional responses from its actors.
The actors ended up acting out a story, without being aware that they were being directed according to a pre-written script. The film is a work of fiction which shows “real” people acting in situations that are orchestrated by the directors, but very “real” to the performers, resulting in the actors projecting emotions on camera that they actually experienced at the time.
This was achieved over specialized workshops, in which the actors were brought to each character’s emotional and psychological state as written in the script.
In these workshops, the participants didn’t learn about text, goals, mise-en-scene or acting tricks. The focus was on the psychological journey of the characters through dramatic role-playing. Eventually, each actor deeply identified with his or her character as though the character was an extension of their own personality.
When the cameras started rolling, something magical happened – the actors forgot that they were in a fictional situation and their minds believed that what was happening was real.
Throughout the 2 days-workshop, participants will learn and experience the technique that Scandar uses during the preparations of his actors as well as during the shoot.   

The workshop is designed to Directors, Film Students, Casting Directors.

16 hours
Dates: 2-3 August 2014
Location: Hong Kong
Price: 5500 HKD
Vacancies: 25

For more information and to register please visit our webpage on www.filmlab.fest.pt

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Tiger Shroff & Kriti Sanon at Whistle bajja song launch

After the very successful trailer launch which has created a lot of excitement among the audience. 

The flagship song of Heropanti was launched yesterday titled "Whistle Bajja".

The song has the flute tune also known as whistle from Jackie Shroff's debut film Hero. Sajid Nadiadwala who is producing the film and the entire team of the film has dedicated this song to the flute sellers as they are the ones who have kept this tune alive.

To honor them 5 flute sellers were invited and Sabbir Khan, Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon team thanked them to keep this tune as fresh as ever.

Tiger has a very personal connect with the tune,he has lived with this tune shared his memory of it and Kriti too shared her desire to learn to play this tune on a flute.

The song got really good response. 

The film is set to release on 23rd May.
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Sheetal Dabholkar aka Jyothi of 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Du', is all set for the release of her next movie 'Campus Katta' in theatres on April 18th, 2014. 

Dabholkar is playing a journalist to which she says, "I did some research before portraying the character of a journalist. I have seen how actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerji have effectively projected journalists. 

I also observed Barkha Dutt's body language and attitude. I wish my viewers appreciate my performance this time as well. I need their love and blessings. "

Dabholkar has the gravitas t excel in a role that requires her to sensible, adamant and sharp. Like she's done with every subsequent release, Dabholkar replaces the memory of her last performance (Rangkarmi) with a sizzling new one. It's not showy act-out-loud delivery and that's what makes it so seamless.

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PVR Director’s Rare tribute to Satyajit Ray’s classics

PVR Director’s Rare pays tribute to Satyajit Ray’s classics
Announces the re-release of the movie Mahanagar

New Delhi, India: 
PVR Cinemas, the largest cinema exhibition company in India, announces the re- release of Satyajit Ray’s timeless classic Mahanagar (The Big City) on 18th April, 2014, under the PVR Director’s Rare banner. This is the 5th digitally restored classic release under Director’s Rare banner after JAANE BHI DO YAARO, SALAAM BOMBAY, CHASHME BUDDOOR and OM DAR B DAR. PVR Director’s Rare will re- release the movie with English subtitles across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad.
The film Mahanagar has been digitally restored by The RDB Organization under the leadership of Mr. Kamal Bansal. Originally, the film was released in 1963. Satyajit Ray even won the Silver Bear at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival for Mahanagar in 1964.

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Limited said, “We feel extremely privileged to show this rich legacy of movies through Director’s Rare. It not only gives the niche audiences a chance to reminiscence the movies, but also provides rare access to them.”

The movie isn’t only about a great cinematic experience. It also marks the debut of the first lady of Bollywood, Mrs Jaya Bachchan.
On the re- release, Mr. Kamal Bansal, the producer of the film said, I am very happy that PVR has initiated steps to showcase these immortal classics on the big screen for the discerning cinegoers who otherwise would be deprived of such cinematic experience".
Mahanagar was also recently screened at BFI London to mark the 50th anniversary of the film.
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Kangana & I share the Himachal connect – Preeti Sood

“Kangana & I share the Himachal connect,” Preeti Sood aka Gutki shares her debut experience!
Preeti Sood playing Gutki in Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Revolver Rani’ couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Besides Preeti, who also happens to belong to Kangana’s hometown, shared an amazing camaraderie with her co-star Kangana Ranaut.   
The two of the fair & pretty ladies coming from the Himachal Pradesh got along like house on fire on the sets of Revolver Rani, Preeti exclaims, “My first shot was with Kangana & I was pretty nervous initially but she made me so comfortable & at ease. Moreover she showed so much interest after learning that we belong to the same place in Himachal. She is extremely friendly & an amazing guide, a mentor for new comers like me.”
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Yeh Hai Bakrapur music launched at a high octane event in South Mumbai

Agnee and Shruthikkaa Films launched the music of Janki Vishwanathan’s film Yeh Hai Bakrapur at a high octane event held at The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills, Lower Parel on the 21st of April 2014. The event was attended by the children from Dharavi Rocks, the cast and crew of the film including Anshuman Jha,  Asif Basra, Yoshika Verma and Shahrukh, the goat.
In an unprecedented gesture, the producers of the film and Agnee decided to have the CD launched by all the kids from Dharavi Rocks instead of the normal industry personalities who are called on a regular basis to launch film music albums.
agnee-logo2The film is a political satire set against the backdrop of rural India. A multi-layered film, it is based on the complex belief systems that prevail in Indian society and the conflicts that ensue thereon. Keeping in mind the theme and relevance of the film, Mohan from Agnee said, “ Yeh Hai Bakrapur has a serious message but the film speaks about it in a fun way. When Janaki Vishwanathan approached us for the music of the film, the first reaction we had was to want to associate ourselves with this project… right after we said “Wow.” It’s truly a fun and sweet film and a project we’re proud to be associated with. Hence immediately decided to do this pro bono. “Koco added, “While Agnee agreed to do the music pro bono, what we didn’t expect was for our featuring artists to show the same solidarity and join us in our endeavour. We’re super excited that Amit Kilam and Rahul Ram from Indian Ocean, Keerthi Sagathia, Raghu Ram, Abbas Tyrewala and Panchhi Jalonvi have joined us and have truly made this experience super fun and super memorable.”
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Akshay Kumar’s – ‘Singh is Bling’ poster released

Grazing Goat Pictures reveal the title & poster of their next PRABHUDHEVA-AKSHAY KUMAR film
Akshay Kumar is all set to bring ‘Singh’ back with his next film titled ‘Singh is Bling’. 
The upcoming film is directed by actor, director and dance choreographer, Prabhudheva.
Produced under Akshay Kumar and his partner Ashvini Yardi’s production banner, Grazing Goat Pictures. The film is set to release on 31st July 2015.
The film has already been the ‘talk of the town’ since it was first announced last month and marks Akshay Kumar’s first ever lead role in his co-owned production banner after his cameo role in OMG! Oh My God.
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Kevin Spacey, John Travolta join IIFA Celebrations


Bhaag Milkha Bhaag take home highest accolades at the 15th Tata Motors IIFA Awards

Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar win lead actor Awards

International Actors Kevin Spacey & John Travolta join in the Celebrations   26th April, 2014, Tampa Bay: The 15th Tata Motors IIFA Awards surpassed expectations with a spectacular show that saw the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag nab the top Awards of the night including Best Picture, Best Direction, Performance in Leading Role (Male), Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) and Best Story. Aashiqui 2 bagged awards for Music Direction, Lyrics, Playback Singer (Male) and Playback Singer (Female).  Deepika Padukone won the Award for her much acclaimed role in Chennai Express while Farhan Akhtar won for his role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.   

Celebrating the magic of Indian Cinema, the Tata Motors IIFA Awards was held at the Raymond James Stadium where actors, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akthar played host for the second time. The duo kept the audience entertained throughout the evening with their humour, wit and laudable on-stage camaraderie with sets varying from a celebrity antakshri to a live-rap with the audience (Raju & Pappu) to them being dressed as spirited pirates.   

Some of the highlights of the evening were the launch of IIFA Coffee Table Book by the Founder- Directors of Wizcraft International Entertainment – Andre Timmins, Sabbas Joseph and Viraf Sarkari along with superstar Hrithik Roshan.    International actors John Travolta and Kevin Spacey shook a leg on popular Bollywood hits. Kevin Spacey was brought on stage by Shahid, Farhan and Deepika to join them for a little jig to Lungi Dance while John Travolta joined Priyanka Chopra on stage at the end of her act and later joined Hrithik matching moves with celebrity dancer-actor, Hrithik Roshan.   

On having won the Performance in a Leading Role (Female), Deepika Padukone said, “2013 was an amazing year for me. I left home with a suitcase and a dream and I thank my parents for allowing me to follow my dream.”   Farhan Akhtar on winning the award for Performance in a Leading Role (Male) said, “This is a very special moment as it is the first time I’m receiving an award for the film in the presence of Milkha Singh. He shared a lot of amazing stories with me and was the wind beneath my wings. I am very honoured today.”

Full IIFA report, winners list and More pics at:    http://www.filmytown.com/ 

Working in bollywood it feels like a dream come true says Surya Dwivedi

Bollywood is the love of many people. In India we eat, drink, walk, sleep everything we do it in bollywood style. 

Without bollywood our life is incomplete. Making an entry to bollywood is the dream everyone. Bollywood is the heart of Indian film industry. 

Surya Dwivedi who made his debut in Bollywood through “Anwar” Movie as a Villain now he is all set to sign new project in Bollywood. While sharing his experience in Bollywood he said, "Working in bollywood it feels like a dream come true. People aspire to make entry to bollywood as it is dazzling industry. 

Working in this industry I feel proud to me and I have achieved various prestigious awards.”

In the past decade Surya Dwivedi has worked in more than 50 Bhojpuri films like “Sasura Bada Paisawala” ‘Aaj Ke Karan Arjun’ and many more. 

However this Bhojpuri man has been born and brought up in Mumbai and has a very Bambaiyya attitude.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visits her Gurukul

A musical evening  commemoration of third anniversary of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Mahasamadhi by Sri  Sathya  Sai  Seva  Organization  of  Maharashtra  and  Goa.

For the love of  Love… Gracious Tribute to the" Legend of Pure Love"

Nimish Pandya (All India Vice President - Sri Sathya Sai Organizations India,  with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sumeet Tappoo 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visits her Gurukul to pay tribute to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,legend of pure love , a musical evening witnessed felicitation of Bal Vikas children

Legendary Classical Artist Padma Vibhushan Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & Sri Aditya Puri; Managing Director & CEO of HDFC bank were the Guest of Honor for the evening at the commemoration of third anniversary of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Mahasamadhi by Sri  Sathya  Sai  Seva  Organization  of  Maharashtra  and  Goa.

The renowned artists who performed mellifluously for the 6000 above audiences included Padmashri Anup Jalota, Padmashri Pankaj Udhas, Padmashri Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, Padmashri Padmaja Phenany Joglekar, Richa Sharma, Sumeet Tappoo, Gaurav Chopra, Keshav Prasad and Bal Vikas Children.

 True to the sanctity of the occasion, some of the most renowned Maestros of India will offer a musical tribute, entitled ‘The Legend of Pure Love’ to their Master.

The evening witnessed the transcendental renditions by Padmashri Anup Jalota, Padmashri Pankaj Udhas, Padmashri Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, Padmashri Padmaja Phenany Joglekar, Richa Sharma, Sumeet Tappoo, Gaurav Chopra, Keshav Prasad and Bal Vikas Children of Maharashtra.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, an ex-student of the Sathya Sai Bal Vikas program, was the Guest of Honour & felicitated the Bal Vikas Children who sang melodious Bhajans.

 Mr. Alok Saxena Vice President - Mumbai, Sri Sathya Sai Organisations India,  and The All India Vice President Sri Sathya Sai Organizations India, Shri Nimish Pandya, said that this event will showcase to the world the message, teachings and work of Divine Master who touched the lives of millions and millions around the world and continues to do so till today. 

“Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is revered the world over by believers and non-believers alike. His devotees regard Him as the Avatar of the Age- their Divine Master who has shown them the Path of Love manifested as selfless service which subscribes to the unique philosophy that both the ‘serving’ and the 'served' are embodiments of the same Divinity, by whatever name called” said Sri Pandya.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba has spent His entire life in an unparalleled continuous endeavor to elevate man to the highest degrees of human excellence. His Universal message of human values and His  astonishing  models  of  EDUcare,  MEDIcare  and  SOCIOcare  inspire  faith  by  proving  the
action ability’ of Divine Love.  These models have stunned the most advanced economies of the world with the sheer magnitude of their work and magnificence of their philosophy.

Educare offers the most advanced education complete with contemporary academics, world renowned faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to students from all religious and economic backgrounds. The system is designed to not only elevate the students’ intellects but also to offer a deep spiritual anchor that equips them with resolute self confidence and character such that knowledge  is  used  only  for  the  benefit  of  mankind  at  large.  All  education,  from kindergarten to postgraduate studies is absolutely free of cost to students, each of whom is admitted solely on the basis of merit.

The Sri Sathya Sai Medicare Projects embody a harmonious blend of the ‘Philosophy of Healing’ with the ‘Science of Love.’ Here every doctor though distinguished in his field and equipped with state-of-the-art healthcare facilities second to none in the world, regards every patient, as an embodiment of the Divine. This is why all treatment including advanced cardiac and neurological surgeries are done completely free of cost for one and all.

In the Sri Sathya Sai Sociocare, Baba has initiated and implemented multimillion dollar Drinking Water Schemes with no government aid whatsoever, alleviating the sufferings of millions of rural Indians. He has taught people all over the world that service is not an act of philanthropy but it is a means to connect with the Divine Life Force which exists within every speck of creation. It is as much an aid for the ‘benefactor as much it is for the ‘beneficiary’

Together, Baba’s work and message signify the resoluteness of positive endeavor based on the strength of character and right action to usher the world into a new era of peace and joy. No other spiritual leader ever has had such a wide reaching, global influence which has not only shattered all barriers of religion, caste, economic status, race and nationality but also continues to inspire millions even three years after His having left His Physical Frame.

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