Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bollywood Talk "VISHAKHA SINGH"

Come summer vacations and the industry is abuzz with new film releases and also marks the debut of many a newcomers. However, Vishakha Singh's debut is different as she is the only newcomer who has to live up to the names of Meena kumari and Hema Malini; her predecessors who have been the leading heroines in Kamal Amrohi Films. The banner that is relaunching itself with 'humsey hai jahaan' has earlier made epics like pakeezah and razia sultan.So, how does she react to these comparisons? " Frankly, its not fair.. I am just a newcomer doing her first film. However, the responsibilty of living upto the contributions that they have made to this banner and these films is a little daunting. Though i must say, I am quite enjoying the whole ride"Making a debut with a first time actor/director mustnt have been a cake walk. "I wasnt worried about Mashhoor being first time director/actor; as long as my role is clear cut and well explained, i dont worry about other issues. i just focus on my job"

Melody Queen ASHA BHOSLE'S 75th Birthday

Saregama India Ltd, launched Asha Bhosle's album, " Precious Platinum", a tribute to the melody Queen on her 75th birthday. The album is a compilation of tracks that promises to take the listeners back to the golden era's immortal melody. Comprising of 9 melodious tracks, the album is extremely special owing to its launch on the legendary singer's 75th birthday. The tracks to be watched out for are Tum Jo Mile, Jab Shyam ki and Yeh Nazar Jo Jhuk Rahi HAi. Nitin Shankar who leads Ashaji's current band has been the sole composer of this album. He has worked with Ashaji extensively in the past thus resulting in mellifluous compositions for Precious Platinum.
By Rajendra Ganotra IB mumbai

200 variety of cocktails at "PENINSULA GRAND"

In a first of its kind initiative ever taken by any Mumbai Hotel, "PENINSULA GRAND", will showcase and serve over 200 variety of cocktails. The huge variety adds an exciting new element that will put guests in the spotlight with a sophistic and fun experience they can find only at Bar of Peninsula Grand Hotel. The guests can find unique blends including Acapulco gold, Ultimate Suntan, and Peach Pleasures.Cocktail Culture includes the custom Renaissance Cocktail Blocks-- an exciting and fun way for guests to interact at the bar. Each block features different cocktail ingredient "building blocks", including Spirits, Barware, Fresh Ingredient, Method of Preparation and Flavor Profile. Guests experiment with the blocks and the bartender by rolling different combinations to create a signature cocktail. The bartender then picks the winning combination, named for the guest who created it, and features it as the drink of the evening. for all to try.Peninsula Grand in the suburbs is more than just a deluxe business class hotel. With its genuine warmth, impeccable service, and quiet efficiency, it is everything one can wish in a Classy Business Hotel. It is far removed from the frenetic pace of the city. Yet, it is no more than 15 minutes away from the International and Domestic Airports, and majorarterial highways.
by Rajendra Ganotra, IB mumbai