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Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh and Pallavi Sharda promote Besharam at Times Square: View pics!
The ecstatic Kapoors trio not just promoted their upcoming quirky comedy in New York but also celebrated Diwali with their NRI fans
The people of New York city, especially the Indians, wouldn’t have celebrated Diwali the way they did this year with the respected Kapoor family – Ranbir, Rishi, Neetu and Pallavi Sharda who visited Times Square to promote their film Besharam Click here to read more
Mumbai Marathon 2013: John Abraham, Vivek Oberoi, Juhi Chawla, Sharman Joshi, Sakshi Tanwar run for a cause
The 10th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon saw a host of Bollywood celebs, corporate honchos and sports personalities
Braving the morning chill to participate in one of richest marathons in the world, Mumbaikars showed tremendous enthusiasm as they turned out in large numbers for this sporty do on Sunday. In its 10th edition, the Mumbai Standard Chartered Marathon saw the presence of Bollywood actors, celebrities, businessmen and sports personalities. Click here to read more
Choreographer Subal Sarkar passes away
Renowned dancer and choreographer of Marathi film industry Subal Sarkar died on Saturday following a prolonged illness. Sarkar 76, breathed his last at his Dadar residence in the morning. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Hailing from West Bengal, he started his career as a choreographer with the Marathi movie Soyarik in 1975. Since then, he never looked back and choreographed for nearly 100 films in the last 37 years. Sarkar was noted for his earthy and robust dance styles, including the state’s folk dance, ‘Laavni’, which he implemented on top Marathi stars including Dada Kondke and Ashok Saraf among many others. Some of his notable movies in Marathi are: Maherchi Sari, Ram Ram Gangaram, Pandu Havaldar, and Hindi movies like Andheri Raat Me, Diya Tere Haath Me Tere Mere Beech Me, Aage Ki Soch, Khol De Meri Zubaan, and a few Gujarati movies. Expressing deep grief over Sarkar’s death, state PWD and Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said that the Marathi film industry and the state has lost “a highly respected choreographer who experimented with different dance styles, but never repeated himself”.
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Jagjit Singh made ghazals a household name: Prithviraj Chavan
Politicians in Maharashtra mourned the death of Jagjit Singh Monday, saying the ghazal maestro’s absence will be felt by the music fraternity and millions of his fans. Expressing his grief, Governor K Sankaranarayanan conveyed his condolences to Singh’s wife Chitra. “Jagjit Singh was gifted with a rarest kind of voice that made his compositions elegant, beautiful and timeless. His death is particularly shocking as he had few more years of a brilliant singing career still left in him. In his death, Maharashtra has lost one of its proud jewels,” he said in a message. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said: “Jagjit Singh made ghazals a household name. He simplified the otherwise elite form of singing and made it understandable for a common man. In his death, we have lost a popular ghazal maestro.” Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said: “Singh might not be in this world in his physical form today, but he will always be present in our lives in the form of his ghazals and music. His ghazals were simplistic yet profound. His contribution to the spread of indian music in the form of ghazals and bhajans (devotional songs) cannot be forgotten.” People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) also paid tribute to Singh and his concern for elephants who were being run over by speeding trains. “Singh’s efforts to help stop the cruelty to these magnificent giants will live on through PETA’s campaign until adequate steps are taken by the government to put their suffering to an end,” a PETA official said. Jagjit Singh had in April appealed to the then railway minister Mamata Banerjee to limit the speed of trains running through elephant corridors. Singh, who died in Mumbai after a brain haemorrhage at the age of 70, will be cremated Tuesday at Chandanwadi cemetery located in Marine Lines area of south Mumbai. Many Bollywood celebrities, including singers, are expected to attend the funeral.
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