Archive for February, 2017

Pranav Sachdeva enjoys seducing married women in ‘Delhiciously Chekhov’


TV actor Pranav Sachdeva is on a different kind of high. A simpleton in real life, he remarks that he’s “thoroughly enjoying being devilish in reel life.”


After playing a double-faced character in the daily soap Agar Tum Saath Ho on the revamped Zindagi channel, Pranav is again playing dual roles in a new play called Delhiciously Chekhov, starring veteran actor Tom Alter.


Being staged exclusively in the Indian capital, Delhiciously Chekhov is a tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, the Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in playwright history.


“I play a father in the first half who wants to make a man out of his 19-year old son and so, takes him to a woman,” says Pranav. “As if that is not eww enough, the second half of the play has me playing a notorious bachelor, giving a live and practical demonstration on how to seduce a beautiful young woman with a little help from her husband.”


“I know what you would be thinking. That this fellow is the scum of the earth. But to me, a good actor is a person who can even play that,” Pranav quips like a smart alec, defining his most obnoxious roles.


The play’s director Raj Upadhyay praises the actor for being able to carry off roles that may make the audience feel uneasy in their seats. “Pranav creates fire on stage with his presence and energy. He explores his characters like someone is finding water in a desert. His sense of improvisation is remarkable.”


Turns out, Delhiciously Chekhov is not the only play the actor is doing. Come March, and Pranav will be playing the role of another veteran actor Asrani’sson in a comic play called The Makkhi-Choos.


Evelyn Sharma packs a punch at Donald Trump’s ‘National Prayer Breakfast’


With the mind of a deft German and the heart of an emotional Indian, Bollywood actress and fashion philanthropist Evelyn Sharma gave her first international speech at US president Donald Trump’s ‘National Prayer Breakfast’ in the Hilton’s International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington DC this week.


Representing the Christian faith, Evelyn joined the high ranks of leadership from various countries and religious backgrounds giving inspirational speeches, at the massive event hosted by members of the United States Congress and organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization.


She gave a touching speech after King Abdullah of Jordan and was followed by another from Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe from Uganda, amidst humongous security. “Evelyn called and spoke to me immediately after her speech and described it as a huge honour and the most humbling experience of her life so far,” informed her publicist Dale Bhagwagar.


“Evelyn shared the story of her own faith, urging the world for acceptance, unity and peace, which brought her a standing ovation by the thousands of guests present at the event. From a PR point of view, the Indian actress has bypassed many, by opting for an intellectual speech at an event for world unity of religions, instead of a flashy photo-op,” he remarked.


The event was attended by more than 3,000 guests, including politicians, religious leaders and other international invitees from over 130 countries.



Evelyn Sharma to attend Donald Trump’s ‘Breakfast’ in Washington DC



German-born Indian Bollywood actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma will attend American president Donald Trump’s high-profile event — the ‘National Prayer Breakfast’ — in the Hilton’s International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington DC this week.


“Evelyn has been keeping this trip under wraps under the garb of vacationing in Los Angeles, California from where she even posted some gorgeous beach pics on her Instagram. But the secret is, she has just taken a flight from LA to Washington DC where she will attend Donald Trump’s National Prayer Breakfast,” revealed her publicist Dale Bhagwagar.


And what will Evelyn be doing at Trump’s event? “She will be representing the Christian faith,” he informed. The National Prayer Breakfast, a yearly event held in the capitol of USA since 1953, is hosted by members of the United States Congress and organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization.


It is typically attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries. Wikipedia describes it as an event designed to be a forum for the political, social and business elite to assemble and build relationships.



Radhe Maa turns fashionista!


She might have the ‘godwoman’ tag attached to her, but when it comes to attire Radhe Maa can sure surprise many.


Normally clad in a typical red gown, this week Radhe Maa turned up for one of her charity events in a fashionable frilled red mermaid dress, replete with a red purse to match… the kind of attire one normally sees models and film actresses wearing at premieres and glam parties.


We don’t know if Radhe Maa bought this chic dress from a store or got it as a gift from one of her thousands of devotees, but the lady sure fit quite well in it. In fact, she carried it off with amazing grace, almost appearing like an angelic doll.


So much so that if one didn’t notice the long tikka on her forehead and her bhakts walk besides her, one might have found it difficult to spot if it was indeed the ‘godwoman’ or a fashionista!


Now now! Even fashion designers may call that kind of a transformation truly divine. Thing is, for Radhe Maa, its hardly a transformation, but an extension of her persona. And it gets more and more intriguing with time.


Evelyn Sharma heads to Jodhpur; witnesses Salman Khan frenzy LIVE



“The whole of Jodhpur seems to be more alive than before,” says actress and fashionista Evelyn Sharma who happened to land in the blue city the very same hour superstar Salman Khan was acquitted by a local Jodhpur court in the 1998 Arms Act case this week.


Though Evelyn is a fan of Being Human, she quips, “It is coincidence that I came to Jodhpur at the same time. Suddenly, the city seems to have an air of frenzied inquisitiveness with everyone talking Salman Khan.”


Evelyn is there for the launch of a new store of the clothing brand KASHANA which she endorses. So much is the hoopla that she was almost run over by the crowd and press reporters when she landed at the airport.


Actors Emraan Hashmi and Vidyut Jammwal were on the same flight, travelling for their Baadshaho film shoot. They too are said to have been flabbergasted by the hullaballoo, as all the three celebrities were hounded by the media on landing in Jodhpur.


Often called the best bikini babe in Bollywood, screen scorcher Evelyn is famous for her Sunny Sunny song in Divya Khosla Kumar’s Yaariyan and other hit films like Rohan Sippy’s Nautanki Saala opposite Ayushman Khurrana, David Dhavan’s Main Tera Hero with Varun Dhawan and Illeana D’Cruz, and Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions.


Aamir Khan’s ‘rockstar’ cousin releases R.D.BurMania


Amid thunderous applause, reigning megastar Aamir Khan’s first cousin Tariq Khan, who was tagged the ‘dancing rockstar’ of the ’70s, released the current edition of the popular book R.D.BurMania, authored by senior award-winning journalist Chaitanya Padukone from Mumbai.


The release took place in Pune at a grand musical event convened by PanchamMagic Group; a popular R.D. fans association, to mark the 23rd death anniversary of the celebrated Bollywood composer R.D.Burman; an all-time great the Indian music industry has ever produced.

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“It’s my honour to soft-launch this classic book of R.D. memoirs, as I also owe my stardom during the ’70s mainly to the genius composer, besides my uncle Nasir Hussain saab,” remarked Tariq, who has had a string of iconic R.D.B. retro-chartbusters picturised on him, including ‘Tum Kya Jaano Mohabbat Kya Hai’ sung by R.D. himself,  ‘Chand Mera Dil Chandni Ho Tum’ and ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’ from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, plus ‘Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hain’ and ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ from Yaadon Ki Baaraat.


“Tariq Khan has been publicity-shy all these years. Although this was his formal public appearance after a hiatus of 15 years, he made a startling entry on stage, ‘dancing’ to one of his songs and sporting his trademark sunglasses of the ’70s movies. The public was charmed hearing his classic iconic numbers,” informed Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar.


The actor was joined by eminent composer Anand (of Anand-Milind fame) who scored chartbusting music for Aamir Khan’s debut blockbuster film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.