ANNIVERSARIES

Majrooh Sultanpuri 1-Oct l Don McLean 2-Oct l Stevie Ray Vaughan 3-Oct l Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) 3-Oct l Pamela Mukherjee 4-Oct l Shailendra Singh 4-Oct l R.K.Sreeramkumar 4-Oct. l Prameela Gurumurthy 5-Oct l Rattan Jain 5-Oct l Bob Geldof 5-Oct l T.N.Krishnan 6-Oct. l Palai C.K.Ramachandran 7-Oct l Usha Khanna 7-Oct l John Cougar Mellencamp 7-Oct l Toni Braxton 7-Oct l Leo Rod 9-Oct l John Entwistle (The Who) 9-Oct l Nedunuri Krishnamurthy 10-Oct l David Lee Roth (Van Halen) 10-Oct l Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates) 11-Oct l Milan Singh 12-Oct l Nida Fazli 12-Oct l Marie Osmond 13-Oct l Sammy Hagar 13-Oct l Cliff Richard 14-Oct l M.S.Shashank 14-Oct l Chris De Burgh 15-Oct l Dr. N.Ramani 15-Oct l Mudikondan C.Venkatarama Iyer 15-Oct l Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 16-Oct l Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) 16-Oct l Eminem 17-Oct l Ziggy Marley 17-Oct l Palladam Sanjeeva Rao 18-Oct l Kumar Sanu 20-Oct l Manfred Mann 21-Oct l Prayag Raj 22-Oct l Shaggy 22-Oct l Sapna Mukherji 23-Oct l Tirupanithura Radhakrishnan 24-Oct l Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) 24-Oct l Madurai Mani Iyer 25-Oct l Navneet Nishan 25-Oct l Sharda 25-Oct l Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 25-Oct l Shabbir Kumar 26-Oct l Anuradha Paudwal 27-Oct l Simon Le Bon 27-Oct l Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) 29-Oct l Abhijeet 30-Oct l Abu Malik 30-Oct l Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) 30-Oct l David Coverdale (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) 22-Sep l Emani Sankara Sastri 23-Sep l Bruce Springsteen 23-Sep l Imran Merchant 25-Sep l Papanasam Sivan 26-Sep l Olivia Newton-John 26-Sep l Pinky (Preety-Pinky) 27-Sep l Durai Swaminathan 28-Sep l Lata Mangeshkar 28-Sep l Mahesh 27-May l Jerry Lee Lewis 29-Sep

Chuck Russell to direct Vidyut

Award winning actor Vidyut Jammwal is all set to star in an action-adventure film titled Junglee to be directed by American producer, director, writer, Chuck Russel, about a man and an elephant and will highlight the issue of ivory smuggling and poaching of elephants.

Junglee Pictures a division of Times Group has roped in Chuck Russell, famed for directing several genre films like The Mask, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Eraser, etc, for the venture. Vidyut who learnt the Kerala martial art Kalaripayattu from the age of three in Pallakad is thrilled to be working with famed American director.

First song Radio from film Tube light release

The event attended by media, partners and radio, t had everyone wanting more of the song and had it played repeatedlafter the exclusive sneak peek of the video Radio With such a phenomenal response music director Pritam was overjoyed, “Thank you so much for this response, I am so relieved that you all have loved it. I promise you the album has many more such gems.”Director Kabir Khan added, “Radio as a song has all that it takes to be a hit. Visually it is so appealing and Salman looks fabulous, the happy vibe and the song in general brings a smile to your face.“

Sanujeet Bhujabal, Marketing Director at Sony Music India,” We knew the song will do justice for their time and efforts spent. Presenting the song to you is important as you all help make it the massive hit that it will become. This is just the beginnings of our album showcase, we have a lot more to present soon.”

“We decided Radio as the first song as we knew it will be an instant hit. We are now all geared up to officially launch the song and video in Dubai on 16th May with Salman, we are confident after todays response, the song will achieve new heights” Says Amar Butala, COO, Salman Khan Film.

Sony Music and Salman Khan Films also announced the launch date of the song Radio which will be held in Dubai. 

Inder Kumar passes away

Inder Kumar (26 August 1973 – 28 July 2017) was an Indian actor best known for playing supporting roles in Hindi films such as Wanted, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge and Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye.

He was born 26 August 1973 in Jaipuar as Inder Kumar Saraf.He had been married thrice, initially to Sonal Kariya (2003) with whom he has a daughter, Sonal had remarried and has another daughter with new husband.He dated Isha Koppikar on and off for 11 years and on breakup with her when she married someone else, he married Kamaljeet Kaur (2009) on a rebound but soon split within 2 months due to irreconcilable differences. He then married Pallavi Sarraf with whom he has a daughter Khushi.

He made his debut with 1996 film Masoom, featured in over 20 movies in a career lasting over twenty one years.[2] He had a promising start in 1990s with several hits as supporting actor and second fiddle in several movies, such as Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1997), Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye (2000), Gaja Gamini (2000), Maa Tujhhe Salaam (2002), Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002), Wanted (2009). His career suffered when he was bed ridden for 3 years due to a broken vertebrea from helicopter fall while doing his own stunt. He went through hardship by 2004, suffered financial troubles, romantic breakups, depression and drug issues, when no one from the industry stood by him except Dolly Bindra.

On 25 April 2014, Kumar was arrested by the Versova police, after a 22 years old female model and aspiring actress registered a FIR alleging that he had raped and assaulted her with a promise of role in movies. He claimed it was a consensual relationship and she was seeking revenge after he ended the fling and went back to his wife. People of Bollywood distanced themselves from him and he was left with no friends, money or career when his daughter was only 15 months old. He was charged under sections 376 (rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. Under the Indian law even the consensual sex in long-term fling can be claimed as rape by the woman, as the law says "consensual sex is rape when a man knows that he is not the husband of woman", which High Court observed is misused as a form of revenge by the jilted female lover to accuse the men of rape.On 9 May, the police asserted that the medical reports supported that the woman had been raped as well as assaulted. Kumar denied the allegations saying that he had had a consensual relationship with the woman. His wife Pallavi defended him fiercely in public with statement that he slipped by having a consensual fling and during two days during which the woman accused him of rape the claimant was freely moving in and out of her apartment alone in cheerful mood to order food and buy alcohol to party at home with Inder. Inder apologized for leaving his wife for a short fling and he returned to his family.[28] Subsequent to that, Kumar was granted bail on 10 June. Woman who accused him was arrested by police on 1st August 2014 in an unrelated case for robbing her sister's residence in the same locality of jewellery worth INR 10 lakh.

On 28th July 2017, Inder Kumar died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his residence in Four Bungalows neighborhood of Andheri in Mumbai around 12.30 am and he was officially announced dead by 2 am. He was cremated in Yari Road Cemetery around 6 pm.
 

Live Open urges Ranbir

The millennial is not just a different generation, they are a different breed. Unconventional choices, modern philosophies define them. And none other than youth icon Ranbir Kapoor can represent them better. Small wonder, he is the one revealing the new mantra of iconic brands Macroman M-Series and Macrowoman W-Series --- ‘LIVE OPEN’. A seething honest philosophy for today’s young generation who believe in breaking societal stereotypes and are comfortable in their own skin!
The new Macroman philosophy of “LIVE OPEN” goes really well with the brand’s revamped new-age and progressive vision. It’s an ode to those who live on their own terms and set trends rather than follow one. 
The new promotional campaign of Macroman M-Series & Macrowoman W-Series resonates with a new energy and confidence in all key stakeholders associated with the brands. The beautifully shot Macroman M-Series TVC perfectly captures the Gen-Next philosophy of those who celebrate the spirit of being unapologetically themselves. It showcases how an indomitable Ranbir Kapoor in class apart multi-coloured multi-hued Macroman M-Series (with his mysterious Macrowoman beside him) answers all those who question his daring spirit with just two words – LIVE OPEN. In the Macrowoman W-Series TVCs, ‘millennial models’ dare to bare their LIVE OPEN mantra!   
Speaking about the new positioning and campaign, Mr. Vikash Agarwal, President & Brand Director - Macroman & Macrowoman, said, “Amidst the players dominating the market today, Macroman aims to be the most admired one for its international design aesthetics, in depth and continuous R&D, the best of fabrics, in short the best wearable premium experience.
Our communication campaign is designed to further deliver this objective. The campaign is aimed at making Macroman M-Series synonymous with youth, style and fashion. It is in true sense, the ‘inner’ voice of today’s generation.” 
Speaking about superstar Ranbir Kapoor, Mr. Agarwal said, “We wanted to have an emotional connect with our audience and Ranbir Kapoor is the perfect link as he is a living embodiment of Macroman with his bold choices and unapologetic way of living. Suave and sophisticated, Ranbir Kapoor was our first choice as he not only connects with the youth, but IS the youth. Young, bold and immensely talented, this blue-eyed boy is the perfect fit for our new positioning.”
Talking about the philosophy of Macroman, Ranbir Kapoor said, “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this new liberating journey of the iconic Macroman brand. ‘LIVE OPEN’ is a philosophy which reflects my own beliefs. I am sure that today’s youth will relate to it, and I am glad that the brand took this bold step to connect with its audience.”
Challenge, Inspire, Outperform Live like a Macroman
Created for the urban male, Macroman M-Series has grown phenomenally with a PAN-India network. Following the success of Macroman M-Series, the brand launched an equally powerful female counterpart - Macrowoman W-Series. Today, the portfolio boasts over 150 products with numerous designs available in a variety of fabrics and finest blends. Macroman M-series and Macrowoman W-series product ranges from Innerwear, Sportswear to Leisurewear. Initially just an innerwear brand, Macroman M Series has now grown up to be a formidable player with its large range of finest innerwear, leisurewear, sportswear and casual wear. The product range is a result of consistent enhancement in the brand’s product portfolio. Over the past few years as a brand Macroman M Series has spread its wings in casual menswear category and is currently producing a vivid range of summer and winter wear. Macroman M Series Innerwear ­comprises the widest range of highly styled briefs and vests segmented into different collections targeting the diverse needs. Conceptualized by top of the line designers, Macroman M Series International Collection briefs and vests are crafted from the best of fabrics. Available in a variety of colours and patterns, with interesting accents and a range of exciting cuts, this collection is a bold mix of fashion and comfort. Macroman M Series International Collection also boasts of a luxurious line developed by the world’s best blends like Supima Cotton, MicroModal & Bamboo fiber cotton.
Manufactured in state-of-the-art units, this is a true ‘Make in India’ global brand. And in the days to come, it aims to grow multifold. It is committed to continue providing international quality products through its world class manufacturing capacity. It also intends to enhance its distribution and open several exclusive outlets in India.
Macrowoman W-Series brings premium fashion for today's woman, it is set to be the complete answer in fashion, from lingerie to sportswear and leisurewear. The brand's superior range of bras celebrates the woman in all her attitudes. Bras for working comfort, uniquely designed bras for sports, everyday wear bras and also special designs for the freedom loving millennials, Macrowoman has something for every woman in her every mood.

My opportunity to learn

Actor Dinesh Goel who will mark his Bollywood Debut with Tigmanshu Dhulia’s RAAGDESH, which is slated to release on 28th July, says that it was his first and the best opportunity to learn and act in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie.

He is playing a character of one of the judges from the judge panel, which passes verdict of Red Fort Trials.

Dinesh Goel stated, “I was following Tigmanshu Dhulia from a very long time.  It took me around a year to get an opportunity to act in his movie. I was very much impressed with his last movies ‘Bullett Raja’ & ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’. Raagdesh is really my first best opportunity to learn and act in his film.”

Talking about his struggle in this industry, he said, “I feel, hard work is involved in every field, and if you are talented and you are ready to put in effort, you definitely get work in the industry”.

Dinesh who has also worked in TV & theatres finds himself more comfortable working in movies.

 “In Movies, you have complete freedom to express yourself as an actor, film’s environment is very good and soothing, unlike TV”, Added Dinesh.

The actor also spoke about his future projects, he said, “I am really thankful to Tigmanshu as after working in his film, now I am working for Yashraj film’s ‘Hichki’ and Nikhil Advani’s Bazaar.

Sidharth Malhotra is Brand Ambassador.

Premium innerwear brand, Euro Fashion Inners (popularly known as Euro Fashions) announces Sidharth Malhotra as its brand ambassador with the launch of its latest commercial, which endorses the new tagline, Start Something Sexy. Euro Fashion’s association with Sidharth Malhotra comes at a point when the brand is growing rapidly to make its presence felt in the knitwear industry in India and abroad. Euro Fashions is one of the fasted growing innerwear brands catering to the premium segment. The brand had been launching various new products and adding to its distribution network in order to consolidate its foothold in the consumer market globally.

Mr. Rajnish Agarwal, Euro Brand President, is excited about the collaboration and confirms that, “Euro Fashions have signed up Sidharth Malhotra as its brand ambassador. Sidharth brings in a dash of freshness to the brand and stands for everything that clearly defines the attributes of Brand Euro viz. young, sexy, stylish, cheerful, aspirational, innovative and consistent. We are very kicked up about this association and hope to have an exciting journey with him.”

Commenting on his association, Siddharth Malhotra said, “It’s great to be associated with Euro Fashion Innerwear and be a part of their revamped collection. Their products have cutting-edge designs, innovative fabrics, exceptional fit, and quality. Its youthful disposition and appeal is what led me to join forces with the brand."

Euro Fashion is about to launch its first TVC with brand ambassador, Sidharth Malhotra. “We are all set to launch the new Euro TVC with Sidharth. The ad presents Sidharth at his flirtatious best. He’s looking absolutely dashing and handsome, and perfectly brings out the essence of brand Euro,” adds Mr. Agarwal.

The new Euro advertisement opens with Sidharth Malhotra wearing Euro inners and sipping his morning cuppa. He then pulls up a pair of chinos and leaves the house to tour across the city on his bike. Clad in stylish Euro vest, he immediately becomes the centre of attraction with all the girls staring hard at him. The commercial ends on a captivating note with Sidharth uttering ‘Start Something Sexy!’ and the girls following him. The background score, which emphasizes on Euro Fashion’s new brand tagline Start Something Sexy, beautifully sets the mood for the commercial and helps the plot unravel.

The new ad campaign will be launched in the digital platform at the onset; however, gradually encompassing television, outdoor and print for publicity.
 
Watch TVC:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jav3K6Kgznw

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Venues

Hard Rock Cafe1

Located in a former mill, the Mumbai outpost of the US chain of resto-bars has a mixed reputation among the city's musicians. In the first couple of years after opening, in 2006, indie rock acts were often asked to include a stipulated number of cover songs in their set lists. These days, Hard Rock Café, which hosts gigs every Tuesday and Thursday night, sticks mostly to cover bands, with a couple of dates a month spared for indie groups. Skip these gigs, and come here only for the ticketed events, when one of the seating areas is cleared to make room for a larger stage, for performances by Indian indie icons (folk-fusion veterans Indian Ocean, electro-rock superstars Pentagram), international chart toppers (Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean) or club-packing DJs (Bob Sinclair, Paul van Dyk). Be warned, though: the waiters break into a synchronised jig every time the Village People's "YMCA" comes on.


Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, + 91 22 2438 2888, Hardrockindiablog.com. Open daily noon-1.30am. Performance times and entrance fees vary