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Rock Band Cancel Album Release

 

Pakistani Rock Band Cancel Album Release in India and Pakistan post Mumbai Attacks!

 

Roxen


 

Roxen, Pakistan's leading rock band, has delayed the launch of their much-awaited album in India in the light of the recent attacks on Mumbai.
 
Roxen, currently signed with an Indian audio label, had lined up the release of their debut album in India on December 15. It is said that the album features the original rock version of the successful Tera Mera Rishta Purana track from Mukesh Bhatt's 2007 release, Awarapan.

The band was scheduled to fly to Mumbai for the promotion of the release and concurrently work on some film assignments that they have reportedly signed up.
 
The band's lead vocalist, Mustafa Zahid (Tera Mera Rishta / To Phir Aao), revealed, "It's not the right time for us to release an album knowing what India has gone through. I would love to take my band across cities in India to do a Peace show and involve members of the film and music community from india with whom I have worked with in the past but that seems difficult at the moment. Therefore, we have delayed the release of the album in India and Pakistan and will announce a re-scheduled date very soon."
 
He added, "I would like to add that it's not the nations that hate each other but certain political faces and agencies. Terrorists have no religion and it's sad for them to think that jannat is a result of jihad." On a lighter note, he added, "Time is the best healer. Everything will be fine, as both the countries have a purana rishta with each other!"
 

The Bollywood Weekly Buzz (13.12.08)

 

Top Ten Bollywood Songs!

  1. Guzarish – Ghajini
  2. Chandni Chowk to China – Chandni Chowk to China
  3. Mastam Mastam – Yuvraaj
  4. Desi Girl – Dostana
  5. Dance Pe Chance – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  6. Ek Haseena Thi – Karzzz
  7. Sorry Bhai – Sorry Bahi
  8. Ehsaan – Dil Kabaddi
  9. KhalBali – KhalBali
  10. Teri Nagnee – Kaash Mere Hote
Top Ten Bollywood Films!

  1. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  2. Ghajini
  3. Chandni Chowk to China
  4. Dil Kabaddi
  5. Dostana
  6. Sorry Bhai
  7. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
  8. Yuvraaj
  9. Fashion
  10. Golmaal Returns

 

Katrina Kaif is Popular all because of her Fans!!

Katrina Kaif is the most searched Bollywood Celebrity on Google and she gives all her credit to her fans that have made her popular.

She says,” I think I need to learn more about computers, get more familiar with the Internet. I think its really sweet of the fans. It is the basic want of the human nature to be loved. In our industry, it is really important for us, we are only as successful as the fans who love us. We are who we are because of our fans.”

Katrina’s so popular with netizens that even former Miss World and Salman Khan’s ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai comes second to Katrina on Google India Zeitgeist list.

Keep it up Katrina!!!

Michael Jackson meets Hrithik Roshan!

It’s not everyday that a Hollywood star is keen on meeting a Bollywood star, however recently pop king Michael Jackson specially came to meet our very own Bollywood hottie Hrithik Roshan.

Apparently, Hrithik was shooting for his upcomming film Kites, in LA when he was busy preparing for a shot and suddenly spotted Jackson at the set.

A source reveals, “Michael introduced himself to Hrithik. It was a funny scene to see someone like him, who the whole world knows introducing himself. The two spoke for a short time and then Michael left.”

Michael was in the same area for his filming and decided to meet Hrithik when he heard that he was nearby.

Now isn’t that something…maybe they should put on a dance number together. What do u think?

May the best man win!

Akshay Tattoo’s for Mumbai Terror Victims

Instead of writing his thoughts on paper and blogs, King of Bollywood Akshay Kumar has found that his skin is the best place to tattoo a message for the victims of Mumbai Terror attack.

Akshay will sport the tattoo “Everything’s gonna be alright” on his arm, which is a song from his animated movie Jumbo, apparently the entire cast of Jumbo including Dimple Kapadia will be sporting the tattoo.

Navin Shah, who is the CEO of producing company of Jummbo says, “When we were filming this song, we never imagined that it would end up being so appropriate in this situation, but anything that makes people feel good is something we would like to do. The lyrics of the song are appropriate considering what’s happened and the low mood in the country today. Led by Akshay Kumar, everybody without exception, has loved the idea and they actually not only live the thought of it, but will physically put the tattoo on their hands.”

Do you think Akshay’s gesture is great?

Sushmita calls Shahrukh Khan an “Old Man!”

Shahrukh Khan is 43 years old and not to mention very juvenile at heart. Of course his body doesn’t show any signs of aging, however there is one person who feels Shahrukh is an “Oldy!” That’s right, his co-star from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Susmita Sen.

Shahrukh says about his young actresses in films, “They tell me that I am the youngest hero they have worked with. In fact, they say I am younger than the young guys. I work with these young girls without any ulterior motives of seducing them. I have so much love for Kareena, Deepika, Priyanka and Anoushka. Priyanka still does not call me by my name. I had crowned her at a beauty pageant. She tells ‘Sir’ or just begins the conversation without taking my name. Nobody calls me uncle except Sush-mita, she tells me I’m very old!”

Could Shushmita’s statement be right?

Which Bollywood Movie of 2008 should win the “Best Bollywood Movie of the Year Award?”

Hurry up and vote!

 

 

Deep Dishin with Deeps ep. 2 (Video)

  

December 9th 2008: The hottest film in Desi cinema right now - Slumdog Millionaire which, will be released in the UK early next year.

Deeps is currently a writer/reporter for DesiClub.com.

You can catch "Deep Dishin with Deeps" every monday around the 8am (12am PST) hour on the AsianFX Big Breakfast show!
 
Leave your comments as always!

 

Joint-Venture to Globally Promote Indian Pop Talent

 

Universal Music and Eros International Announce Joint-Venture to Globally Promote Indian Pop Talent

 

 
MUMBAI / December 10, 2008 –– Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, has joined forces with Eros International, the leading integrated studio in India’s media and entertainment industry, to launch a joint-venture artist-management agency to groom and promote Indian pop talent locally and globally. 
  
The agreement was announced today by Kishore Lulla, Chairman  & CEO, Eros International, and Max Hole, President, Universal Music Asia Pacific Region, and Executive Vice President,
Universal Music Group International (UMGI). 
  
The joint venture was officiated with a contractual signing on November 18, and came into immediate effect. Rajat Kakar, Managing Director of Universal Music India, has been appointed the inaugural Chairman of the JV. Sunil Lulla, President, India, of Eros International, and Jyoti Deshpande, COO of Eros International Group, are on the JV’s
Board of Directors. The launch phase will focus on marketing and promotional initiatives for new, undiscovered pop acts from around India. This agreement is the first of its kind for UMG in both India and the South East Asia region. 
  
Established in 1977,
Eros International operates a strategic Indian-film business that covers Global Distribution, Motion Pictures, Music, Home Entertainment, e-Television, New Media and Animation. With offices in more than 50 countries, Eros releases up to 50 new films annually and exploits a 1,900-title film library, making it one of the largest content owners in the business. 
  
Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its company in India is headquartered in Mumbai. The partnership with Eros will ensure that fresh new artists will be signed and promoted throughout the country as well as internationally. With access to UMG’s artist-management expertise, they will also be provided with exciting opportunities to develop their talent and be exposed to new, wide-reaching promotional avenues. 
  
Max Hole said: “Eros is an incredibly exciting and ambitious company. Combining the creative ideas and marketing skills of Eros and Universal Music will certainly give a huge boost to Indian music and artist development.” 
  
Added Kishore Lulla: “Music and films are naturally intertwined, so the synergy is unmistakable. As we continue to expand our film slate, we are constantly searching for new talent. Our tie-up with Universal, and their expertise in pop music talent management, is perfectly complimentary with Eros’ ability to offer a credible platform for such talent through its films or worldwide distribution network. The possibilities for Indian and international collaborations are very exciting.” 
  
Rajat Kakar commented: “Indian music today is at a very interesting juncture, influenced by global trends and distributed via new avenues. We are excited at the prospect of pioneering India’s first-ever 360
° talent management entity aimed at creating musical icons that appeal to millions of Indians, with the potential of appealing to global audiences as well.”


About Universal Music Group  
Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation. 
  
Universal Music Group's record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Records South and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency. 
  
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company. 
  
About Eros International plc  
Eros International is a leading integrated studio in the rapidly growing Indian media and entertainment sector, involved in the production, acquisition and distribution of filmed entertainment content across current and emerging formats including cinemas, home entertainment, television and new media.   
  
Established in 1977 with a vision to become the gateway for Indian content worldwide and
Hollywood content in India, Eros has over three decades of market leadership in creating a global platform for Indian cinema. Strong globally recognised brand, extensive distribution network and an unrivalled library of over 1,900 films render Eros a steadfast market positioning today. In 2006 Eros became the first Indian media company to get listed on AIM, LSE. Eros operates in 5 continents and over 50 countries with diversified assets and worldwide offices throughout India, the United Kingdom, USA, UAE, Singapore, Australia, Fiji and the Isle of Man.

 

 

The Bollywood Weekly Buzz (06.12.08)

 

Top Ten Bollywood Songs

  1. Dil Ka Rishta – Yuvraaj
  2. Guzarish – Ghajini
  3. Dance Pe Chance – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  4. Shut Up and Bounce – Dostana
  5. Golmaal – Golmaal Returns
  6. Haule Haule – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  7. Jalwa – Fashion
  8. Utha Le Ya Fek De – Dil Kabaddi
  9. KhalBali – KhalBali
  10. Oye Lucky – Oye Lucky
Top Ten Bollywood Films

  1. Ghajini
  2. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  3. Dostana
  4. Oye Lucky
  5. Yuvraaj
  6. Sorry Bhai!
  7. Fashion
  8. Golmaal Returns
  9. Heros
  10. Karzzz
 

Saif Ali Khan’s Ex-Italian Chic is still in Love with Saif!!!

The handsome Saif has dated a string of women in his life, leaving them all behind after Kareena came in the big picture. One sure still stands out! Saif’s ex- Italian girlfriend Rosa Catalano insists that she still loves the Nawab Khan.

Ex-Italian Girlfriend Rosa says, “I was in a relationship with Saif. And that was the only thing I cared about. I still love him and I really enjoyed that limelight”.

When Rosa was quizzed about the breakup between her and Saif, she didn’t not want to comment on it as it was too Personal!

Where’s Kareena in all this? I hope she’s Listening!!!!

Whats common between Vidya Balan, Big B and Shah Rukh Khan??

Vidya is a night bird and she loves shooting for schedules kept during the night time. "Vidya feels that a energy levels are high during the night rather than in the day. During the day the heat saps her making her energy levels go down. She likes shooting in the nights," said a close friend of the actress.

Being energetic, Vidya does have units in splits. "She keeps the unit awake with her sense of humor. It keeps them hooked to work. Vidya is her chirpiest in the night," said the friend.

Guess after Mr. Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan, Vidya is the next insomniac on the block!

Ash & Abhi are going to Sing together!

Rumour had it that husband and wife Abhishek and Ashwariya Rai Bachan are planning to sing together. This is definitely true! For the first time ever, both husband and wife will be singing for an up coming movie releasing in 2009. The buzz is that music maestro A R Rahman will be composing the music!

Get ready as here comes the singing jodi of all time…Ash and Abhi!

Vipul Shah pays 2 laks for Asin’s Shoes!!!

In Vipul Shah’s upcoming movie London Dream opposite another on of the great Khans - Salman Khan and opposite Ajay Devgan, Asin complained that the shoes provided to her were painful and they did not look good either.

But Vipul Shah was in not going to call off his shooting for a pair of shoes. So he kept the unit waiting and quickly drove Asin to a Shoe store in Paris! He patiently waited till Asin tried on a few pairs and finally selected one.

A source reveals, “The actress handpicked a lovely pair of black shoes, bejeweled with studs, worth 3000 euros or Rs 2 lakhs approximately, and Shah, left with little option, paid for that pair and rushed back to the sets to resume the shoot with the lady.”

Apparently, Asin did not even enquire the cost of the shoes, and Vipul didn’t tell her about it either. Even the director-producer doesn’t seem to be complaining. He said, “He doesn’t compromise on the quality in his films!”

We do wonder if that pair of shoes will go to her after the shooting of the movie ends. Do you think so? J Now, wouldn’t that be a nice gift!

Who would you say is the next Queen of Bollywood?

a.      Katrina Kaif

b.      Kareena Kapoor

c.      Vidya Balan

d.      Priyanka Chopra

 

The Bollywood Weekly Buzz (29.11.08)