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StarBuzz-18th January, 2013

StarBuzz-18th January, 2013

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John Abraham
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Salman Khan wants to cast Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu....Page 11
Minister Kenney concludes successful visit to India....Page 10
John Abraham
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Salman Khan wants to cast Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu....Page 11
Minister Kenney concludes successful visit to India....Page 10

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John Abraham in “Race 2“

Minister Kenney concludes successful visit to India....Page 10 Salman Khan wants to cast Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu....Page 11

Whether it’s for being termed as the Bhatts’ lucky mascot or for her frequent visits to the USA to visit rumoured boyfriend Armaan Gujral, Esha Gupta has regularly been in the news. The latest we’ve heard about the actor is that she is set to play the lead in the desi version of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). An industry insider reveals, Esha has often been referred to as the Indian Angelina Jolie, as she resembles her. Now, this resemblance has got her a huge project. She has been signed for an International coproduction (Indo-American) to play the Indian Lara Croft. As of now, only one film has been decided upon. It remains to be seen whether there will also be an Indian version of the second film in the Hollywood franchise, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life (2003). For the uninitiated, Lara Croft is one of the most recalled roles of Jolie’s career. A fictional character, Lara is the film’s protagonist — an archaeologist who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world. The insider adds, Esha was

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Esha Gupta to play desi Lara Croft? Bipasha Basu calls Salman
Well, This might not be New. But the entire Bollywood is going ga-ga about superstar Salman Khan, And Bong Beauty Bipasha Basu comes up with her statements on Salman Khan by calling him the ‘Fitness Icon’ recently at her Fitness DVD Release party. At the launch of her second fitness DVD ‘Break Free’, Bipasha Basu spoke about some of the fit hunks of Bollywood. She said it’s tough to pick one among Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and Salman Khan as the fittest. “Akshay Kumar is my first hero. He is a guy who is not just physically fit, he is also mentally fit. But Salman Khan has brought fitness into our industry. He is just going to be iconic forever. He is the fitness icon.” said Bipasha Basu. The actress also spoke about Hrithik Roshan by adding “Hrithik is an extremely handsome guy, great body. He has a lot of issues which he fights and he triumphs to look the way he does.” Bipasha will be soon seen in another Horror Film titled

Khan the Fitness Icon

approached for the role as she’s tall and has a very athletic physique. Obviously, her looks are an advantage, as those who’ve seen the original will be able to connect with the film better. This is a huge project for her, considering there will be a Hollywood studio backing it along with Indian producers. Though a newcomer, Esha’s track record boasts of two back-to-back hits — Jannat 2 (2012) and Raaz 3D (2012) — which proved to be a decisive

factor in her casting. Due to the fact that her previous two films were hits, the makers weren’t hesitant to approach her, claims the insider. Apart from this project, the actor will also be seen in another Vishesh Films movie, thus completing her three-film contract with the banner. When contacted, Esha’s spokesperson said, We’re not at liberty to discuss anything about the project.

‘Aatma’ which is almost complete and is directed by

Suparn Verma.


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Actor Arjun Rampal says his LAP nightclub in Delhi’s Hotel Samrat is losing money following restrictions on their functioning in the wake of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in the capital and feels “shutting down nightclubs early is not a solution to the growing crimes against women.” Asked if he is suffering any loss due to the current scenario in Delhi, Arjun said Saturday: “Yes, of course, we are, because what happened is that the minute something like this happens, the first place that people close down early are nightclubs.” “I don’t agree with it… many feel that people will get drunk and come out, but those are not the rapists. Rapists are the people who are sick in their head. It is wrong to just clamp down,” he added. After the Dec 16 incident, the authorities had asked all discotheques and nightclubs to close by 1 a.m. LAP was one of the very few permitted to remain open till 3. The actor says people need to be protected with more manpower, and “shutting down nightclubs early is not a solution to the growing crimes against women”. However, he is all for adequate security for his club’s patrons. “Despite closing everything

Shutting nightclubs will not stop Festival of South Asian Literature crimes against women: Arjun Rampal & Arts 2013
FSALA-13 will be a three-day event, scheduled May 2013 at the Munk Centre for Global Affairs inToronto There will be more than 20 Canadian writers present. In addition to six to eight from South Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and the USA. Younger people will be a special focus of this event. A good number of participants, including readers, will be a new generation of writers. One seminar will specifically explore the concerns or preoccupations of this generation. FSALA, which will be held in central Toronto, is designed to bring members of the different communities together to be part of a serious, contemporary, and secular literary and cultural event. Books will be on sale and we also propose to have a panel discussion on Canadian South Asian cinema. International writers at FSALA-13Amit Chaudhri Oonya Kempadoo Sarmad Sehbai Selina Hossain Sharankumar Limbale Valerie Tagwira

Daughter of India (Jyoti Singh Pandey)
SUNDAY January 20th - 7pm to 9pm Hindu Sabha (Gore Mandir) 9225 Gore road. Let us all get together for the daughter of India and bless her soul and her journey to the afterlife, and show her that her life did not go to waste that we have all come together to give light to this unspeakable situation. Let us all show that she has brought not only a nation but the world together. In honour of the tragedies in India, we unite together to fight for freedom and human rights. The insensitivity towards women in India has exceeded the levels never seen before. We have to unite as humans togther we will make a difference and halt the degration & mockery of any female, who can be your MOTHER-SISTERD A U G H T E R - FA M I LYFRIEND. In Association with--WE-Elite, Hindu Sabha, Jason Cameron,

early, you couldn’t stop a rape that happened on Dec 31. You need more protection, more people. If you feel uncomfortable from letting places open after a certain hour, then make a special licence. If I buy that licence, you give me some police officers who can protect my place and the people who come there. As a club owner, I only want my people who come there to be safe,” he added. Arjun opened LAP in 2009 and says he has been able to employ

people who were “gundas” (ruffians) earlier. “We also employ people… when you shut clubs and institutions down, those people will lose their jobs. What are they going to do… they are going to commit more crimes because they are not graduates. My bouncers and my security people were gundas who have got a decent job now. I am rehabilitating them. Government needs to look at all those things,” said the 40-year-old.

Prasanna Vithanage (filmmaker) FSALA-09 & FSALA-11 So far, FSALA has had two highly successful and participatory editions of this three-day festival – in 2009 and 2011. In 2009 and 2011, more than 25 writers and musicians based in North America and South Asia participated in the festival.

In 2009, Bapsi Sidhwa, the Pakistani-origin novelist, was the chief guest In 2011, Girish Karnad, India’s Jnanpeeth awardwinning playwright was the chief guest, along with India’s renowned playwright Mahesh DattaniBoth FSALA-9 and FSALA-11 demonstrated that the South Asian communities are appreciative of such a festival.

Socialser vicesnet work, Rana(Canada), National Council Of indo Canadian. Ashwani Kanda, Paul Minhas, Ranbir Dogra, Jim Gohal, Aspi Wadiwala, Anu Arrora, Baljit Bawa, Mala Singh, Tony Chawla, Yogesh Sharma, Ashwin Gill, Nillia Suri Lal, Raghbir Chauhan, Ravi Khurana, Yudhvir Jaswal, Shelly S, Pushpinder Gulati, Mona Uppal, Kamlesh Oberoi, Mintoo Mand, Inderjit Rai, Rita Jethi, Sonia Grover, Annu Darling, Manjit Gill, Timi

Ravinder Malhi Organizer Khindra, Jody Sidhu, Anu Srivastava , Nita Bawa and all our friends


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Prime Minister Stephen Harper, accompanied by Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announces the government’s Venture Capital Action Plan

API: IHI Study Shows Shale Gas Development to Generate New Jobs and Revenues (USA)
API Vice President for Policy and Economic Analysis, Kyle Isakower, told reporters that an IHS study shows that future unconventional oil and natural gas development will generate large numbers of jobs and new revenue for government in nearly every state: “Shale energy development has transformed the U.S. energy sector and been one of the few bright lights in our nation’s recovering economy. And it’s poised to do much more. The positive impacts are being realized in states with little or no energy development as well as in energy producing states. “Shale development has also increased the affordability of energy while helping to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and strengthened U.S. manufacturing that uses low-cost natural gas, either as a feedstock, an energy input, or both. Future shale energy development could expand all of these trends. It also could encourage exports of natural gas, spurring more U.S. production and new jobs.

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ” -Malcolm Stevenson Forbes “While a few companies have questioned exporting U.S. energy – particularly natural gas, believing it could raise prices for them – analyses from Brookings, Deloitte, and others show the impact on prices at home would be minor. The U.S. Department of Energy says exports would be an overall plus for our economy.”

Diverse Canada

After Slowdown, India Set to Grow: World Bank
After a sharp slowdown pushing down its projected growth to 5.4 percent in the fiscal year ending March 2013, the World Bank expects India to grow at 6.4 percent this year, rising to 7.3 percent by 2015. The slowdown in India, South Asia’s largest economy, also weakened growth in the region to an estimated 5.4 percent in 2012 (7.4 percent in 2011), said the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects issued. Regional GDP is projected to grow by 5.7 percent in the 2013 calendar year, and by 6.4 percent and 6.7 percent in 2014 and 2015, respectively, driven by policy reforms in India, stronger investment activity, normal agricultural production, and improvement in export demand.

However, growth in the region remains vulnerable to an uncertain external environment and countryspecific factors, the report said suggesting a resumption of financial market tensions in the Euro Area or protracted debt uncertainty in the United States would affect the South Asia region through both trade and financial channels. “Moreover, greater volatility in international financial markets could make it difficult for India to finance its widening current account deficit,” it said. South Asian countries urgently need to strengthen their macroeconomic fundamentals and rebuild their policy buffers to withstand external shocks, as well as enhance their longerterm domestic growth drivers, the report said. These can be achieved, in particular, through sustained efforts at fiscal consolidation over the medium term, maintaining prudent macroeconomic policies, deepening structural reforms to ease capacity constraints, and improving the business environment for the private sector. After a strong decline during the second quarter of 2012, industrial production in South Asia has stabilised and is picking up, with output rising at a 2.4 percent annualised pace in the three months to October, the report said. In India, industrial production surged 8.3 percent in October 2012 from a year earlier and then fell 0.1 percent in

Montreal - Prime Minister Stephen Harper, accompanied by Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announces the government’s Venture Capital Action Plan which will improve access to venture capital financing by high-growth companies

“On behalf of the City of Brampton, I want to extend a heartfelt greeting to members of our vibrant Tamil community, who are gathering to celebrate Thai Pongal. “During the four-day festivities, families, friends and loved ones will give thanks to God, to the sun and to livestock for their contributions to an abundant and nourishing harvest. “For all Bramptonians, these celebrations are an opportunity to embrace the rich Tamil culture and discover more about the contributions the Tamil community has made to Brampton, Ontario and all of November, partly due to a difference in timing of the Diwali festival across the years. On a seasonally adjusted

Statement by Mayor Susan Fennell on Thai Pongal

Canada. “Let us all take a moment and reflect on how thankful we are to call Brampton home. Ours is a community that welcomes people of diverse cultures, creeds and faiths, to worship freely. “I offer my best wishes for a memorable and celebrated Thai Pongal festival. “Pongal nal-valthukal!” annualised basis, India’s industrial output grew 2.1 percent in the three months to November compared with the previous quarter.

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage crisis thriller Argo won the Golden Globe for best drama film on Sunday night, at the climax of Hollywood’s biggest pre-Oscars awards show. Ben Affleck had already won the best director Globe for the movie, about a CIA mission to free six US diplomats who took refuge in the Canadian ambassador’s residence in Tehran during the 1979 crisis. Jennifer Lawrence beat veterans like Meryl Streep and Judi Dench to win the best actress trophy in the musical or comedy category for Silver Linings Playbook while Hugh Jackman won the best actor trophy for his role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Golden Globes on Monday. The best supporting actress honour went to Anne Hathaway for her portrayal of a dying prostitute, Fantine, in Les Miserables while Christoph Waltz won the supporting actor trophy for his role as Dr King Schultz in slave-revenge drama Django Unchained. Others vying for the trophy in the list were Emily Blunt for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Judi Dench for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Maggie Smith

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Transylvania, Rise of the Guardians, Wreck-It Ralph. In the television category Homeland won the best series Golden Globe in the drama category while Girls won in the musical or drama category. Homeland was also a winner in the best actor and actress category with the awards going to Damian Lewis in the drama for his role as Nicholas Brody and for Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison.

GOLDEN GLOBES: Argo best film; Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence best actors
Lincoln, Ang Lee’s Indiacentric film Life Of Pi, Kathryn Bigelow’s movie Zero Dark Thirty, and Quentin Tarantino’s quirky slavery-revenge saga Django Unchained. Austria’s Amour won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film. The other nominees on Sunday night were Rust and Bone, The Intouchables, A Royal Affair and Kon-Tiki. Ben Affleck, who played real-life CIA agent Tony Mendez in the film Argo, paid tribute to real-life heroes. “Really this award is about Tony Mendez. You saw him. He’s an American hero. He represents the (US) foreign service making sacrifices every day for Americans. Our troops overseas. I want to thank them very much,” Ben Affleck said. Tarantino beat Argo to win the best screenplay Golden Globe for Django. The other nominees were —Tony Kushner; Lincoln, Russell; Silver Linings Playbook and Mark Boal; Zero Dark Thirty. Best Animated Feature Film Globe went to Brave. The other nominees in the category were Frankenweenie, Hotel

for Quartet and Meryl Streep for Hope Springs. Lawrence played a troubled widow opposite Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, which also starred Indian actor Anupam Kher in a key role. She is also in the race for the best actress trophy at the Oscars on February 24 for the David O Russell directed movie “What does this say? I beat Meryl,” Lawrence joked as she picked up her award. Hathaway, who starved herself to play the role of the doomed

single mother in Tom Hooper’s musical, gushed, “Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forever more use as a weapon against self-doubt,” Hathaway said. Ben Affleck may have failed to get an Oscar nomination in the directing category but he won the best director Golden Globe for Argo, his film on Iranian hostage drama of US diplomats in 1979. The young director beat out competition from Steven Spielberg civil war story

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Every film producer wants to cast him. Every brand wants him to sell their product. So much so that Bigg Boss apart, Salman Khan is all over television, either selling chappals or telling you to buy a health supplement because he’s been having it for years. We ask the man with the golden touch what it’s like to be everywhere, if he worries about overexposure and why there’s never any news of him vacationing. You seem to be all over television — not just with Bigg Boss, but with numerous ads and the recent Dabangg 2 promotions. Do you ever worry about overexposure? Really? Numerous ads? (Smiles) I don’t worry about overexposure; I worry about not growing. Till the time I’m growing, I’m fine with overexposure. If I stop growing, I will cut down on the exposure. Is it true that you charged Rs. 4 cr per episode for Bigg Boss this season? I wish, man, but that’s not

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the point? And even if I did take a break from shooting, I would work on Being Human, not go to a foreign destination. When are you going to the US for your next health check-up, though? I will be going in a month. I am supposed to go every six months, and I am six months late. Your doctors had advised you to not do strenuous stunts last year. Can you risk doing them now? This thing is now life-long. I have to take particular care while doing stunts.

Salman Khan gets candid about his Bigg Boss price tag
You don’t need breaks or feel, ‘I have worked too hard and I need a two-month vacation’. Till the age of 19-20, I was wondering if I would ever be able to get good work in my life. Now that things are going well, suddenly, you want me to take holidays? Naah! What’s

After over three months of Bigg Boss 6, the reality show will end with a bang this Saturday. Besides the much-anticipated final evictions, there will be skits and dance performances

BIGG BOSS 6: Yana Gupta set to perform at grand finale
contestants, she will exit the house with the last evictee, leaving the three finalists inside,” says a source. There is also talks that Salman Khan will enter the house Kirti Nagpure, Rati Pandey, Rashami Desai and Pooja Gor will also dance. Neha Dhupia and Tushar Kapoor will be there to promote the new comedy show Nautanki, while Emraan Hashmi and Prabhudheva will be there to promote their films Ek Thi Daayan and ABCD respectively.

true. I think it was Rs. 7.75 cr. Write that so people who read this will feel jealous. Say I’m getting Rs. 7.75 cr per episode, plus for Re 1 cr for re-runs; then see their reactions. Think about it. People will be shocked and won’t get work at the same price. Then all work, including theirs, will come to me. And I will do it for Rs. 50 lakh, which is my price (smiles). We bargain with producers and

channels depending on how badly we need the money. While the rest of Bollywood takes off to international locales for vacations quite often, we only hear of you going to your farmhouse in Panvel for a break. Do you not take holidays? Or do you not talk about them? My whole life has been a holiday. When you like what you do, your life’s a holiday.

by the contestants, besides a guest appearance by onceupon-an-item-girl Yana Gupta. “With six contestants left in the final week, one will be eliminated in tonight’s episode, and one more on Friday. Yana will shoot for the finale on Friday, which will air on Saturday. She will enter the house in a cage hanging from cables. After a dance performance with the

right in the end to announce the winner. The finale will be a three-hour affair with several performances. “Sapna (Bhavnani) and Dinesh (Niruha) will do a gig while Vishal (Karwal) and Karisma will perform an underwater act in a swimming pool. Sampat Pal will do a skit on women’s empowerment, while Vrajesh (Hirjee) will pull out his wittiest jokes,” says the source.


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Salman Khan denies fued with I have a life outside of films: Shah Rukh Khan Kareena Kapoor
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has denied reports of `feud` between him and Shahrukh Khan, saying there is no groupism at all in the film industry. “There is no groupism at all... I do my own work. I don`t think there is any groupism. I don`t follow anyone`s life. “If anyone comes to talk or meet me, I will talk to them or meet them nicely. I don`t care who is whose friend and all. It doesn`t matter to me at all,” Salman said. A spat between Shahrukh and the `Dabangg` star a few years ago set the tongues wagging on a growing chasm between the two top guns. Gossip mills are agog about Shahrukh`s close friend Karan Johar reportedly singing paeans on Salman and apparently sending him feelers for working with him. Even Priyanka Chopra, who is considered close to the actor, and banners like Yash Raj Films seem to be warming up to Salman. The latest twist to the tale came in the form of SRK loyalist Arjun Rampal. There are reports that Arjun is going to be on Salman`s show `Bigg Boss`. Arjun reportedly missed SRK`s New Year bash held in Dubai and also praised Salman for his brilliant performance in `Ek Tha Tiger`. Arjun, who delivered hit films like `Om Shanti Om`, `Don` and `Ra.One` with Shahrukh, seemed to be gravitating towards Salman. When asked if someone who picks up fight with SRK She comes from a film family and is married into another one but actress Kareena Kapoor says she endeavours to have a life outside the world of showbiz. The 32-year-old actress, who tied the knot with actor Saif Ali Khan in October last year, says she has friends outside Bollywood and she tries to keep her personal life separate from her work. “The key is to realise that we are here to work in this industry. I’m not over-friendly with anyone, I don’t get into anyone’s personal space because I don’t want people to get into mine. I have a life outside of films,” Kareena told PTI. Having faced huge media curiosity surrounding her marriage to Saif, Kareena says she prefers her work to make more news than her personal life. “Some of my friends are from the industry but most of them are not. So that is a part of life that I cherish. I go to work and come back. I want to keep it like that - go to work, come home and let my work talk

Pooja Bhatt gets abusive, threat calls
Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has been receiving obscene and threatening calls from an unidentified guy. She has filed an official complaint Wednesday at the Bandra police station here against the caller. “Have been getting threatening/obscene calls from +918308984111. The male voice, obviously inebriated, abused me and threatened to come over,” Pooja shared on Twitter in the early hours of Wednesday. She called the police immediately, but only in vain. “I called 100 to complain. A rude female voice on the other end asked me to go to the nearest police station as she could not do anything. When I explained that it is close to 1

becomes his friend or vice versa, Salman said, “I don`t think so it is that way at all”. On a rift between Shahrukh and Arjun, Salman said, “I am not even aware if there is any fight or whatever (between them). I don`t think so (that Arjun is closer to me). I just met him at Sanjay Diwan`s party. We just spoke for two minutes”. Meanwhile, after several seasons of reality show Bigg Boss highlighting fights, contestants hurling abuses, the sixth season has been a `family` show. And Salman is quite happy with the way the show has shaped up till now. “We wanted it that way (family show). To quite an extent it has been like that. Compared to earlier seasons, it has been parivarik (family viewing). The show is moving well and getting good TRPs,” Salman said. In this season contestants like

TV actor Rajev Paul, image consultant Imam Siddique were seen picking up fights and abusing but all of this was not as rampant as it was in the previous seasons. “Some people like that (fights). They feel it is entertainment while others don`t. People do abuse when in the house and that is due to the situations. Even in normal life abuses just slip out from people when with friends but no one takes a notice of that,” he said. The contestants present in the house include model Niketan Madhok, model-actress Sana Khan, Imam Siddique, TV actors Urvashi Dholakia, Rajev Paul and Delnaaz Irani. The show began on October 7 and the finale will be held on January 12. From the current crop of contestants Salman thinks Urvashi, Niketan, Sana and Delnaaz have the chances of winning the show.

more than anything else,” she says. Post marriage the actress has been super busy shooting for brand endorsements while Saif has been shooting for ‘Bullet Raja’. “Saif has been shooting for ‘Bullet Raja’ and I have shot for ‘Dabangg 2’ song and

promoted ‘Talaash’. I have also shot for eight brands since the wedding. We actors sign up brands then we forget that we have to give them four days each to shoot. I have been shooting every day. Work is my passion and Saif respects that,” says Kareena.

a.m. and I could not possibly be expected to go to the police station alone, she got extremely brusque,” wrote a Pooja. The calls from +918308984111 continued in the meantime.

Pooja’s father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, shared that he too had “received a call from the same number at 12.35 a.m. (Jan 9)”. “It’s organised terror,” he added.

There are very few actors like Hrithik Roshan. In fact, in a little over a decade that he has been an actor he’s truly an exceptional and this observation goes beyond mere acting skills. In the history of Hindi cinema actors, especially stars, have been rarely been peerless and while everyone before and after him had compete with their contemporaries, Hrithik seems to be all alone when it comes to peers. Every generation of stars in Hindi cinema had a bunch of them vying for space and attention. If Dilip Kumar shared the stage with a Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand in the 1950s, the next decade saw Rajendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, and Shammi Kapoor battle it out. In the 1970s it was Rajesh Khanna versus Amitabah Bachchan versus the rest that included Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, and Dharmendra and by the time the 1980s arrived Bachchan had Mithun Chakraborty and Jeetendra to outwit. The spotlight also oscillated between Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, and Jackie Shroff during the mid-1980s and by the time the Khans – Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh arrived the focus went on a perpetual auto-rotation mode. The kind of frenzy that Hrithik’s debut created ensured that he’d be compared to the top draw of the time, Shah Rukh Khan, as opposed those who were technically his generation. Abhishek Bachchan’s foray into films happened during the time Roshan debuted with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai but barring a very exceptions like Dhoom or Bunty Aur Babli, there wasn’t any serious competition between the two.

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Ek Tha Hrithik Roshan!

Adnan Sami’s new album leaked online
Singer-composer Adnan Sami, who had been gearing up for the release of his new album “Press Play” after a five-year hiatus, has faced a dampener. His album was leaked online Saturday. Slotted to be released under leading music label Universal Music Jan 23, the leak has led to great concern. Adnan was very excited about the release and had also shot teaser videos and a music video as a prelude to the release. He is disappointed. “Saying that putting an album together is hard work, is an understatement. I am deeply saddened and angry that this has happened,” Sami said in a statement. “It is not just me who is a victim of the crime, but also the team that has helped me put the album together. I sincerely request my fans and all music listeners not to download unauthorised copies of the album and tracks online,” he added. Universal Music is trying to locate the source of the leak. “It is very infuriating to deal with this situation that

The year Roshan started off saw him in four roles that covered the entire gamut of emotions popular Hindi could imagine. His debut had him in a double role doing every single thing expected from a commercial Hindi cinema hero and then some. Khao Na Pyaar Hai’s Rohit and Raj had him singing, dancing, being funny, being romantic, being mysterious, fighting, saving the damsel in distress, playing the loveable poor boy, the poor little rich kid and much more. From that he went to Fiza where he played a misguided Muslim youth who takes to terrorism after witnessing communal riots and followed it up with Mission Kashmir where he again played a misguided Muslim youth only this time the setting was Kashmir. What makes Hrithik Roshan an exciting prospect to watch

is the manner in which he approaches his roles. Usually the solo lead in films like Agneepath 2 or Guzaarish would roles that an actor would expect to concentrate on but even his smaller roles like Luck By Chance or the multi-starrer Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara are the ones where you see him shining. He’s one of the very actors who isn’t conscious of sharing space with someone else; now it might be a totally different thing that he chews up almost everyone who spars with him. What makes Hrithik Roshan a league of his own is that when you think of him you can’t bring to mind any other actor he could be perfectly substituted with and yes, that does make him number 1 in the field of one. Hrithik Roshan turned 39 on 10 January 2013.

hasn’t happened ever here,” Devraj Sanyal, managing director, Universal Music (India and SAARC). “The album copies are in studio for mastering and in production, and with several digital partners… so it is virtually impossible to find the source. But of this, I am

confident we will ensure we will beat this by having the legal versions up in time. As a counter measure we have pushed for an immediate digital release across partners as soon as possible,” Sanyal added. The album should officially be in markets by next week.


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Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has completed a productive visit to India, part of a three-country trip that also includes Sri Lanka and Turkey. Minister Kenney’s six-day visit to India saw him travel through five of the country’s regions. “This official visit to India was a great opportunity to promote Canada internationally,” Minister Kenney stated. “Our two Commonwealth democracies share a deep and growing bond as many Indians come to visit friends and relatives or study in Canada, while others come to Canada to start new lives, through our new fast and flexible immigration programs.” Minister Kenney first traveled to Cochin, Kerala, to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBDs), a large gathering of India’s overseas diaspora at which he spoke on Canada’s model of pluralism, and the success of the more than one million Canadians of Indian origin. He was joined by Member of Parliament Joe Daniel and Senator Asha Seth. During his time in Cochin, Minister Kenney met with Shri Vayalar Ravi, India’s Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, who he encouraged to move forward with legislation to regulate the conduct of immigration agents and recruiters to better protect from exploitation Indians seeking to visit or immigrate to Canada. He also met with External Affairs Minister Shri Salman Khurshid and Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, to discuss matters of mutual interest as Canada and India continue to strengthen human and commercial ties. He spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy about the contribution of Canada’s growing Malayali community, and commercial opportunities between Canada and the state. Minister Kenney also met with His Eminence George Cardinal Alencherry, together with some 40 Bishops of the Syro-Malabar Church on historic Mount St. Thomas to discuss the state of minority communities in India’s diverse society. Minister Kenney meeting with some schoolchildren in Cochin – Kerala, India – January 8, 2013 Minister Kenney then became the first Canadian Minister ever to make an official visit

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each other’s prosperity is boundless.” Minister Kenney met with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who expressed appreciation for Canada having the largest overseas delegation at Vibrant Gujarat, and expressed keen interest in the prospect of importing Canadian energy products and other commodities. “Prime Minister Harper’s historic six-day visit to India last November underscored the enormous progress that we have made in Canada-India relations. The finalization of the Canada-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and Social Security Agreement, the progress being made on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement, Canada’s expanded diplomatic and trade promotion presence all help to explain 23% growth in bilateral trade in just one year,” said Minister Kenney. “I was pleased to contribute to this momentum, particularly through the human and cultural bridge between Canada and India made possible through CIC’s visitor and immigration programs.”

Minister Kenney concludes successful visit to India

Minister Kenney speaking in Amritsar, about the record number of visitor visas being processed in Canada’s Chandigarh office – Amritsar, India –s January 11, 2013

Minister Kenney attended the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Cochin, Kerala. India continues to remain one of Canada’s top source countries for immigrants and visitors. As the cultural and commercial ties between our countries grow, opportunities such as this are important to discuss matters of mutual interest. This year, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) served as an organizing partner.

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, meeting with the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) delegation at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, along with MP Joe Daniel, Senator Asha Seth, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell, and Canadian High Commissioner Stewart Beck. to the State of Goa, when he met with Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar regarding the success of Canada’s large Goan community, and commercial opportunities such as Canadian energy exports. He also met with Archbishop Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão, Archbishop of Goa and Daman. The Minister continued on to Delhi, where he met with Indian Home Affairs Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao to discuss joint efforts to combat immigration fraud. He also met with leading Indian business and political leaders at a reception to discuss growing opportunities for bilateral trade and investment. Minister Kenney met with officials at Canada’s High Commission in New Delhi, Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) largest overseas office, to review operations and thank staff for processing record numbers of visas for Indian nationals visiting Canada. While in New Delhi, the Minister presented flowers at the historic Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple in memory of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the victim of a recent brutal gang rape. Minister Kenney then traveled to Amritsar, Punjab, where he announced that in 2012, CIC’s Chandigarh office issued a record number of Temporary Resident Visas to Punjabi visitors to Canada in 2012, 17,608, nearly three times the number issued in 2005. This is thanks in part to greater cooperation with Punjab State officials in combating illicit activities by unethical immigration agents. He also met with Punjab State Minister Bikram Majithia to discuss efforts to combat immigration fraud, and implementation of Punjab’s new Anti-Human Smuggling Act. While in Amritsar, Minister Kenney visited the Harmandir Sahib, Sikhism’s Golden Temple, where he was accompanied by Minister of State Tim Uppal and Member of Parliament Parm Gill. “I was deeply honoured to visit the Golden Temple for a second time, and to witness the quiet beauty of this place of prayer and devotion that is the spiritual home of hundreds of thousands of Canadian Sikhs,” Minister Kenney said. Other holy sites the Minister visited while in India included the Paradesi Synagogue in Cochin, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth; the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, which holds the relics of St. Francis Xavier; and the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham Mahdhir Temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. “All of these sacred places reminded me of the stunning diversity of India, and that it is a land of great faith.” The Minister completed his visit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat to attend the Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit, where he was joined by Members of Parliament Patrick Brown and Devinder Shory. Minister Kenney gave the keynote Minister Kenney meeting with some bright and eager schoolchildren in Cochin, Kerala address at the inaugural than 50,000 delegates from Canada-Gujarat Business and 120 countries saying that “just Trade Opportunities seminar, as Gujarat has the strongest promoting investment in economy in India, Canada Canada, and spoke at the has the strongest economy in closing plenary of the the G-7. Working together, conference attended by more the potential to support


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Salman Khan wants to cast Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu
Salman Khan may star with actors Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu in the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit ‘Stalin’ titled ‘Radhe’. Sources have revealed that the two actors are in talks to feature in this film, which will be directed by Salman’s brother, Sohail Khan. If you remember, Radhe was the character name from Salman’s own blockbuster ‘Tere Naam’. Stalin was 2006 major Telugu money-spinner. The role performed by Salman Khan was originally enacted by telugu mega-star Chiranjeevi. The film is about a Major Stalin who invents a Principal to help others in life. Stalin was loosely based on a Hollywood Film titled ‘Pay It Forward’ that had Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. The Telugu version was directed by ‘Ghajini’ fame A.R.Murugadoss and it garnered 15 Crores business in it’s opening weekend. Sources also added about Salman Khan personally taking care of all the aspects of this film as he wants to re-boot brother Sohail Khan’s career back as a Director. “It was at Salman’s insistence that Tabu and Naseer were contacted. Salman felt that the duo could give the film a touch of class.”

Congratulations to dear Asma and Arshad Mahmood, founders of Mosaic Festival and Promenade Gallery in Mississauga, for having been presented with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medals.You are an amazing couple. Keep the flag flying!

Australian actress learns Hindi for ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2′
Australian model-turnedactress Kristina Akheeva, who is making her Bollywood debut with “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2″, brushed up her Hindi-speaking skills during the film’s shooting. She feels it will help her in the long run. “I am indeed taking my career in Bollywood very seriously and I think that the language plays a very important role. Hence, I am brushing up my Hindi skills,” Kristina said in a statement. recently wrapped up a threemonth-long schedule for the movie. According to sources, the cast and crew of “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2″ helped Kristina brush up her skills too. The romantic comedy, a sequel to the 2011 film “Yamla Pagla Deewana”, has been directed by Sangeeth Sivan. In “Yamla Pagla Deewana”, Australian actress Emma Brown Garrett had featured opposite Sunny.

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Ganguly does not think Sehwag’s Dhoni must quit T20 captaincy: Ramiz Raja ODI career over
Former captain Sourav Ganguly refused to think that Virender Sehwag’s ODI career was over after he was dropped from Indian squad for the first three matches of the ongoing series against England and said that the opener has still a lot of cricket left in him. Asked if Sehwag’s one-day career was over after he was dropped from the Indian squad, Ganguly said, “You can’t say such things. I feel he has lot of ability. Forget about Sehwag who has done so well in ODI. You cannot say such things about anyone. We will just have to wait and see.” On whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be retained as Test captain, Ganguly said it was for the selectors to decide. “Let the selectors decide that,” he told a news channel. Asked if India’s current crop of young fast bowlers will become mature and competitive by 2015, he said, “It is a young team, it is very difficult to give a time frame. We will have to wait and see how long theytake.” Former Pakistan skipper Ramiz Raja feels that time has come for Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to quit T20 captaincy after his side’s string of losses so that some young player learns the ropes of leadership. “I expect him to possibly exit T20 arena gracefully. Let other develop the team. Let other young captains come through,” Ramiz said. “Indian subcontinent is statsbased cricket economy where fans look at the records. They do not look at how many matches India and Pakistan have won,” he told a television channel. “I feel to arrest the slide, all good administrators and all good captains take tough decisions.” Another former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said Dhoni should continue to bat at number six and should not come up the batting order at number four. Asked if Dhoni should come up the batting order, Akram said, “I don’t think so. I feel, he is good at number six. If he come out at number four, he may not get runs. “Remember, he keeps (wicket). Keeping is most difficult in cricket. He has to sit and stand for every delivery for 300 balls and expecting him to come to bat at number four is not humanly possible,” he said. On Ishant Sharma, Akram said he was not impressed with the

Australian Open: Sania Mirza knocked out of women’s doubles
India’s Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands crashed out in the first round of the women’s doubles at the Australian opponents. It is just that they could not press home the advantage by not being able to convert more than four of their eight breakpoints whereas the championships. In the ultimate analysis, the Spanish pair showed greater consistency in all aspects of the game to subdue Mirza and Mattek-Sands.

pacer’s performance in the last two years. “I think his pace has come down a bit. In the last match, he gave away 86 runs in 10 overs. He has to learn quickly,” said Akram. Akram also said that maverick

paceman S Sreesanth can return to the Indian team but will have to play first class cricket. “Sreesanth can swing the ball and with the pace he has, he can be in any format of the game as long as he is physically fit.”

Open, losing to Spaniards Silvia Soler Espinosa and Carla Suarez Navarro 6-7 (4-7) and 3-6 on Wednesday. The tenth-seeded Indo-US pair just could not jell, though statistically they were not very far from their Spanish

Spaniards clinched all the five they got. Sania and Mattek-Sands had a great chance of winning the second set after losing the first set tie-break when they led 3-0 but lost the next six games in a reel to bow out of the


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Off beat cinema turned out to be the toast of the season with Paan Singh Tomar and Barfi! sharing the best film title, and its lead actors - Irrfan Khan and Ranbir Kapoor respectively, lifting the best actor’s trophy at the 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards Saturday night. Vidya Balan won her fourth consecutive best actress Screen award for her role as Vidya Bagchi in hit thriller Kahaani. Her earlier wins were for Paa, Ishqiya and The Dirty Picture. Paan Irrfan essayed the role of former national steeplechase champion-turned-bandit Paan Singh Tomar in the biopic Paan Singh Tomar, while Ranbir wowed everyone with his heart-warming performance as deaf and mute Murphy in Barfi!. In terms of direction too, commercial entertainers took a backseat with Anurag Basu winning the best director award for Barfi!. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received a special award at the event, while late filmmaker Yash Chopra, who died in October 2012, was conferred the lifetime achievement award. The evening was laced with power-packed performances by Student of the Year stars Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt, apart from livewire dances by Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. For the first time, the motherson duo of Neetu Kapoor and Ranbir took onto the stage to pay a tribute to Bollywood. BarfiThe glittering ceremony

Paan Singh Tomar, Barfi! share best Hera Pheri to go international with film at Screen Awards its third instalment
The trio from the iconic comedy film Hera Pheri (2000) — Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal — is coming together again for the third instalment of the franchise. Priyadarshan, who directed the original, will again take the reins for the third instalment, which supposedly will be titled International Hera Pheri. “Hera Pheri is happening and Priyadarshan is directing it. It’s called International Hera Pheri now,” confirms Suniel. The 2000 original is the story of Raju (Akshay Kumar), a tenant of Baburao Ganpatrao Apte aka Babu Bhaiyya (Paresh Rawal). The due were joined by another roommate Shyam aka Ghanshyam (Sunil Shetty) and the story traced how three unemployed men try to improve their financial situation. The film was very popular, and the three characters became iconic. The second offering of the franchise Phir Hera Pheri (2006) was written and directed by Neeraj Vora. With this third film, the original writer Siddique, has also returned to the franchise. The whole cast and crew, except

The makers of Shahid KapoorPriyanka Chopra starrer Kaminey are contemplating on a sequel to the 2009 film, which was lapped up by critics and audience alike. B-town buzz says that the core team of Kaminey including Vishal Bhardwaj, Shahid Kapoor and Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director - Studios, Disney UTV, are mulling over making a second installment to the hit thriller. “It (‘Kaminey 2’) is on the cards but when and how is not yet decided. As soon as Vishal’s ‘Matru Ki Bijee Ka Mandola’ is released, work is

Shahid-Priyanka’s Kaminey sequel very much on cards

saw Bollywood’s creme de la creme - Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh, Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan in attendance. There were others too - Prem Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Sudhir Mishra, Arjun Rampal, Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Prabhudheva, Zeenat Aman, Sujoy Ghosh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Abbas-Mustan, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Gulzar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sunny Leone. The event was hosted by Shah Rukh, Karan Johar and Ayushmann Khurrana, who bagged the best newcomer (male) award for his performance in Vicky Donor.

Big B ‘proud, joyous, grateful’ for award BolAmitabh Bachchan voiced “joy and gratefulness” after he and his son Abhishek won awards at the 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards. While Abhishek got a trophy for the best comic role in Bol Bachchan, Big B received a special award for being an iconic legend. “Father son win awards at Screen... Abhishek best comedy role and yours truly for outcome of a poll an all India for iconic legend,” Amitabh tweeted Sunday. “There is pride, joy and gratefulness... How much effort is put in to reward talent and creativity,” the 70-year-old posted.

the cinematographer, from the original is teaming up again. “We will be missing Jeeva, our cameraman, who passed away recently,” says Suniel. The makers and cast are already in talks to figure out the right time to start the film.

“Akshay recently had talks with Firoz Nadiadwala (the franchise producer). We aim to start shooting sometime in the second half of the year,” says Suniel, who has other films lined up in the first half of the year.

Bollywood stars like Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Amisha Patel and Jacqueline Fernandez are set to launch their movie Race 2 in Dubai. Producers Jaykumar Parsram

Race 2 cast to launch movie in Dubai
to nab the killers and heads to Turkey. He seeks the help of Armaan Mallick (John Abraham), a dreaded mafia don who runs an underworld outfit along with his partner Ileena (Deepika Padukone), while his fiancee Omisha (Jacqueline Fernandez) is unaware of his shady dealings.

Inspector KD (Anil Kapoor) too is back in action after ‘Race’, with his attractive assistant played by Amisha Patel. The backdrop for all the action is Turkey. ‘Race 2’ is scheduled to be released on January 25 in Dubai.

likely to begin on the project. Also, we will have to wait for Shahid Kapoor to finish shooting for Prabhu Deva’s film,” sources told PTI. Kaminey was directed by Vishal and had Shahid, Priyanka Chopra and Amol

Gupte in lead roles. The film was produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Now if all goes well then in all likelihood Shahid will be part of the sequel minus Priyanka. But nothing is official yet.

and Varsha Ramesh as well as directors Gulam Abbas Alibhoy and Mustansir Alibhoy will share the stage with the stars and interact with the audience. ‘Race 2’ is an action adventure joyride that begins with Ranvir (Saif Ali Khan) brooding over his fiancee Sonia’s (Bipasha Basu) death. Looking for revenge, the businessman is hot on the trail

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Anushka feels honored thanks to Ilaiyaraja
Wife: Look at that man who has drunk a lot. Husband: Who is he? Wife: 10 year ago, he was my boy friend and I denied him for marriage. Husband: Oh my god, he is still celebrating!! Once a short fat man walking through the road and nearby some naughty guys were playing football. They lost their football and saw this short fat man. One of the boy shouted “Is that your tummy or you swallowed our football?” Boy: What is meant by serial killer? Girl: The man who adds poison in someone’s cereal. Teacher :( I killed a person.)Tell me this sentence in future tense. Student: In future tense, (You will go to jail.) First Lawyer: How do you make a group of lawyers to smile for a photo? Second Lawyer: Just say, “Fees.” Wife: Darling today is our anniversary, what should we do? Husband: Let us stand in silence for 5 minutes. Man: Is there any way for long life? Dr: Get married. Man: Will it help? Dr: No, but the thought of long life will never come. SILVIA: Dad, can you write in the dark? FATHER: I think so. What do you want me to write? SYLVIA: Your name on this report card. The class assignment in composition was to write about something unusual that happened during the past week. Little Irving got up to read his. “Papa fell in the well last week - “ he began. “Good heavens,” shrieked Mrs. Kroop, the teacher. “Is he all right now?” “He must be,” said little Irving. “He stopped yelling for help yesterday.” In a courtroom, a pursesnatcher is on trial and the victim is stating what happened. She says, “Yes, that is him. I saw him clear as day. I’d remember his face anywhere.” At which point, the defendant bursts out, “You couldn’t see my face, lady. I was wearing a mask!” First man: What is the difference between a bachelor and a married man? Second man: Bachelor comeshome, sees what’s in the refrigerator, goes to bed. Married man comes home, sees what’s in the bed, and goes to the refrigerator. I think my wife is selling drugs! Yesterday I was running a little bit late for work and the phone rang. I answered it. Before I could say anything a male voice on the line said, Hey honey is that DOPE gone yet? Two guys in a bar are watching the TV. There is a news report about a man who threatens to jump off a 5 story building unless the cops give him 3000 dollars. One guy at the bar says to the other: “I bet you 100 bucks the guy jumps”. The other guy takes the bet, and the guy on the TV ends up jumping. The guy hands over the $100, but the winner gives it back, saying that he had already seen the guy jump on the earlier showing. The loser says “Well I saw it too but I didn’t think he would jump again” At a dinner given by the prime minister of a little kingdom on the Balkan Peninsula, a distinguished diplomat complained to his host that the minister of justice, who had been sitting on his left, had stolen his watch. “Ah, he shouldn’t have done that,” said the prime minister, in tones of annoyance. “I will get it back for you.” Sure enough, toward the end of the evening the watch was returned to its owner. “And what did he say?” asked the diplomat. “Sh-h,” cautioned the host, glancing anxiously about him. “He doesn’t know that I have got it back.” A: Hey, man! Please call me a taxi. B: Yes, sir. You are a taxi. Anushka’s turn as the legendary queen Rani Dudrama Devi in a Telugu period movie of the same name, will see Maestro Ilaiyaraja composing the music. The tall and pretty actress is seemingly a big fan of the Maestro and feels honored to act in his musical score. This will also mark the first time that she would feature in an Ilaiyaraja movie. In the near future, she also has Tamil films like Irandam Ulagam and Singam 2 in hand while her Pongal release Alex Pandian released last week.

Kamal Haasan met with the Producers Council, Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association members and the distributors earlier this evening. Following their discussion Kamal proceeded to brief the press on their coming together. Kamal said that the decisions he had taken were all influenced by the love and affection shown by everyone involved. He said that it was people like the TNTOA and distributors who have supported him right from a young age, and they only wished for his continuing success. The interested parties gifted Kamal with a gold ring and vowed that they will make Vishwaroopam his biggest success till date. On the topic of DTH, Kamal requested that he needed about 3-4 days to weigh his options and come to a conclusion.

Kamal gets a gold ring after three sleepless days ...

A candid Kamal said that he hadn’t slept for the last 3 days and took leave from the press

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rate. This rate does vary between individuals and even within a single individual from time to time. Size and age are important factors, which account for differences in metabolic rate between individuals. Another very important factor in influencing resting metabolic rate is the physical condition of the individual. Why this is true is a little too technical to fully explain here, but suffice to say that it has a lot to do with how your body is able to efficiently utilize oxygen in the chemical breakdown of sugar molecules in the process we simply call “metabolism”. If we can enhance the efficiency in which this oxygen is utilized, we can thereby increase resting metabolic rate. A different, and simpler way of looking at this is in the understanding that the human body in its miraculous design is amazingly adaptive. Push the body to habitually utilize more oxygen, push the body to habituate to burning energy at greater levels and the body will adapt to do so. What this all adds up to is the ability to increase the resting metabolic rate. This again is the rate which we burn calories 24/7, 365 days a year. We burn calories even at sleep. The idea is that even a small increase in the hourly rate of caloric expenditure will add up in time to real and permanent weight loss. Of course, bearing in mind that the increase in caloric expenditure cannot be offset by an increase in intake. Calories consumed must be less than calories expend in order to create a caloric deficit that will translate to weight loss. The topic of exactly how to diet in a healthy way will be dealt with at length in a future article (I hope you will look for it). For now just understand that you actually need to create an imbalance of calories: calories in < calories out. Resting Metabolic Rate can be increased, and such an increase when coupled with healthy dieting will lead to a healthy weight loss. Because it includes exercise as a necessary component, such a method will be among the Healthiest plans you will ever come across! The way to increase resting metabolic rate, very simply stated is though aerobic conditioning. This is of course the same as what some people refer to as Cardio exercise. You should exercise at a sufficient intensity to reach about 80% or your “maximum heart rate”. Don’t let this term scare you! To find maximum heart rate, take your age – 220 = “Maximum Heart Rate”. Now find 80% of your Maximum. This becomes your “Target Heart Rate” A NOTE OF CAUTION: If you are very overweight or over forty, use a healthy dose of common sense. Please don’t kill yourself!!!! If you are much older, you might consult a doctor before beginning a strenuous program. Even if you are younger and in fair shape, gradually work up to this over a few weeks time. At least in the first few weeks, don’t push too hard! This program will SURELY work if you follow it correctly, but please don’t go overboard and kill yourself trying to drop a few pounds! The #1 goal should always be good health. This is well above that of looking good in a mirror! Actually, when you take good care of yourself, through good exercise, proper diet and other healthy habits; everything should fall into place. You will be healthy, feel more energetic, look better, sexier, think clearer, and have a better sex life – the subject of a future article! For the first week or two slowly condition yourself to program. Begin with a five-minute warm-up of simple walking. Then build to a heart rate of about 60%. If you opt for playing sports rather than running on a treadmill in a gym, just try to go a moderate pace to gradually condition yourself to where you want to be. When you are at the point where you can exercise to the full, then you still should begin with a warm-up of about 5 minutes. Some preexercise stretches can both help to warm the muscles up and prevent injury. After a five-minute warmup, get your heart rate up to your target rate; hold it in that range for 20 to 30 minutes. Begin at lower levels and build over several weeks toward the 60-minute range, Do this initially at three times a week. Build to four. Then to five if your schedule allows. I do understand that many people have busy schedules but you must at least find time for three to four sessions if you want to gain the benefits of the program.

Increase Metabolism To Lose Weight
Metabolic Rate refers to the rate one expends calories in a given period of time. Essentially, it is the rate by which we expend energy through the chemical breakdown of “burning calories”. Not only do we spend calories during periods of work and during exercise, we also burn calories at rest simply to keep our cells alive. This is a vial point to understand! What I am referring to is known as the “Basil”, or resting, metabolic rate. In fact, you burn more during your ‘resting hours’ than you do during periods of exercise! For example, one hours worth of tennis or basketball could burn about 600 or so calories. One hour at rest may burn only 90 or so. But you might only play one hours worth of tennis three or four times a week, while your resting metabolic rate is what you burn 24/7. It is easy to see that 90 times 24 times 7 is significantly greater than 600 times 4. (90 * 24 * 7 = 15120 vs. 600 * 4 = 2400). The point I am making is not that exercise is useless, it is the importance of the bazil metabolic rate in determining the caloric balances within an individual. Balance in caloric levels is the whole point in weight control. The basic calculus is simple: calories in / calories out. The amount of calories consumed should approximate the number of calories burned for a caloric balance in maintaining weight levels. For weight loss calories in must be less than calories expended. This is a very obvious, even simplistic point, but you need to have a clear focus on that basic truth. We simply have to reduce our intake (in a healthy way) while we simultaneously increase our output. The reduction of intake through a healthy diet is the subject of a future article. This article focuses on the expenditure of calories as a tool of weight control and weight loss. The main weakness of many weight loss programs, even the good ones, is that they do not stress the importance of exercise. The main goal in weight loss ought to be the improvement of one’s health and well-being; not merely upon a more superficial look into the mirror! In fact: you CANNOT be healthy without exercise! A very powerful tool in regard to weight loss is the manipulation of the resting or Basil metabolic

Aries: Momentum gathers at work and changes can set you on a new path. Don’t take a major career decision lightly; get some savvy advice before agreeing to anything. With love, don’t even think about trying to train a love–mate, it’s more work than it’s worth, accept him or her for who they are. There is a lot of good in your life, be thankful. Lucky Numbers: 8 5 14 15 6 17. Taurus: Planetary influences send good luck your way. There is a new beginning at work, but don’t rely on fate alone, it’s time to be proactive and make your life happen. When you are super busy, love and romance can be exciting, but don’t neglect your responsibilities. You have a chance to broaden your horizons, travel is in the stars. Lucky Numbers: 7 5 29 26 11 41. Gemini: If you are not sure what choice to make, before making a commitment, give yourself time to think through the pros and cons. With love, beware of keeping secrets, you could be found out. Double check money exchanges; make sure you’re lining ‘your’ pockets as well as someone else’s. Lucky Numbers: 8 6 10 12 14 5. Cancer: Changes to your career can occur this year, stand by for excitement. Venus ion your solar seventh House of love can bring sincere people to you.The people you meet now can influence what happens next in your personal life. Life’s an adventure, and you are only limited by your own thoughts. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone to experience new possibilities. Lucky Numbers: 5 2 27 26 1 9. Leo: Cupid sends love and romantic energy to your heart. Attracting someone wonderful is easy when you know what you want. Life is hectic, make sure you are productive, not just busy running around in circles. Set a routine in place and methodically work through your to–do list. Lucky Numbers: 40 41 11 1 5 2. Virgo: The key to success is passion! When you find what excites and inspires you, it is a winning formula that can take you all the way to the top. With money, there’s more than one way to win financially, think outside the box. It is a positive time to improve your domestic life and make changes at home. Lucky Numbers: 5 4 23 29 20 30. Libra: A major decision can be life changing; don’t rush into anything. With love, show the real you and accept others for who they are without trying to mold and change them. When it concerns money, decide on the best deal for all concerned. If you can’t get the facts about something, use your instincts. Lucky Numbers: 8 17 6 12 25 29. Scorpio: With last week’s connection between Venus and Neptune, you will want to make sure a love connection is real before you hand over the keys to your heart. An original idea can boost your career and provide the recognition you need to get noticed at the office. It is important to schedule in some you time to reflect on life and decide on your next steps. Lucky Numbers: 9 11 1 2 24 5. Sagittarius: Love and money are both in the spotlight! Your finances are on the up, but be sensible, it is easy to overspend. Love discussions can be confronting, particularly if they concern money, but will clear the air. Be upfront and have your say, but speak from your heart so there are no misunderstandings. Lucky Numbers: 1 2 4 14 3 31. Capricorn: Your dream lover could make a grand entrance into your world, and the wait will be worth it! Sudden changes with your career can put you back on the right track. An unexpected financial boost is a welcomed surprise; it’s as if divine intervention saves the day. Past issues in the family unit can now be dealt with. Lucky Numbers: 6 17 27 39 37 4 . Aquarius: With the assertive energy of planet Mars in your sign, it’s an excellent time to make career plans. People you meet now can leave a lasting impression. Be realistic about money, your bank account is set to get an increase but don’t get disheartened if you have to wait for it to come through. Lucky Numbers:15 5 11 18 16 29 . Pisces: Your steady climb up the success ladder is progressive. You need to get organized before action planet Mars enters your sign early February so you can make use of a high level of productivity. If you are interested in someone romantically, build a friendship first but you may have to be creative to get their attention. Lucky Numbers: 1 2 23 27 28 4.

Pepper Powder – 1tsp Water – 400ml Turmeric Powder – 1/4tsp Fenugreek Powder (Methi powder/ Uluva) – 1/2tsp Dried Red Chili – 2 Mustard Seeds – 1tsp Curry leaves 1sprig Salt – to taste Oil – 2tbsp Golden Touch Mise en Place [10 mins] Cut yam and plantain into 3inch by 1/2inch batons Grind coconut and cumin seeds into a smooth paste, without water Break red chili into 2/3 pieces Golden Touch Steps [30 mins] In a deep bottomed pan boil plantain and yam with salt, turmeric & pepper powder, cook till water dries up, about 20 mins. Lower flame Add yogurt, mix well. Keep stirring to avoid yogurt from

Kalan is a preparation of raw plantains (nenthra-kaya) and yam (chena), in a thick gravy of coconut and natural yoghurt paste. This preparation is mild to taste buds, involving the use of very little pepper and chillies. Yams are considered to have ‘lower glycemic index’ than potatoes, thus providing a more well balanced form of energy, protecting against obesity. Things You’ll Need Yam – 100grams Plantain (Raw Banana) – 100grams Yogurt – 400 ml Dessicated Coconut – 100 grams Cumin Seeds – 1/2tsp

curdling. Lower the flame To heated oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, allow to pop. Add red chillies, curry leaves, fenugreek powder and coconut/ cumin seeds paste, stir till golden brown Add this paste to the above mix, remove from pan once boiled Golden Touch Service Serve with rice


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No item song for Sunny Leone in Imran Khan finds it scary to work ‘Singh Saheb The Great’ with Pankaj Kapur
Sunny Leone has rubbished reports that she will be doing an item song in Anil Sharma’s “Singh Saheb The Great.” “No. Right now I am only focussing on ‘Ragini MMS 2′ and also PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ad,” the 31-year-old said here Thursday at an event by PETA. Sunny, who made her Bollywood debut with “Jism 2″ in 2012, says her next “Ragini MMS 2″ will be scarier than one can imagine. “You guys are going to be really scared. I will be like jumping at you out of the screen. What happens in this movie is very, very scary. It will be more than scary,” Sunny said. Being directed by Bhushan Patel, “Ragini MMS 2″ is a sequel to the 2011 horrorthriller “Ragini MMS”. She has not started shooting for the film yet and said: “Actually, I have not quite started working with (producer) Ekta Kapoor yet, but everything so far is absolutely amazing. The songs in this movie, the introduction and everything about it so amazing.” Actor Imran Khan, who is sharing celluloid space with Pankaj Kapoor for the first time in “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”, says working with the veteran actor can be unnerving. “Pankaj-ji is a fantastic actor, but working with him is very scary,” Imran said here Saturday during a promotional event for his film. “As soon as the director says ‘action’, he explodes as a bomb and the actor who is standing in front of him has to be ready to take whatever he is going to do, because if you are not ready, then the whole scene may get spoilt. So, you have to be alert and have to be on your toes. It is scary,” he added. In “Matru…”, Imran and Pankaj will be seen playing the characters Matru and Mandola, respectively. The film, releasing Jan 11, also features actress Anushka Sharma. Many relate Imran with the romantic avatar he has displayed on screen through films like “Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na”, “I Hate Luv Storys” and “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu”, but he

says in real life, he isn’t so at all. “I am not romantic at all. I can’t do this – buying gifts, giving roses and all that. I feel that if you are serious about a relationship, it is more than

just that and all these things (gifting) is just for showing off,” said Imran. Post “Matru…”, Imran will be seen in “Mumbai Talkies” and “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again”.

Neha Sharma to play the female lead in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2′
After a few marginal Hindi film roles, actress Neha Sharma seems to be coming into her own. The Bhagalpur girl, who did a couple of Telugu films before making her Bollywood debut in 2010 with “Crook: It’s Good To Be Bad”, is now all set to share the screen space with yesteryear’s star Dharmendra. Neha has been chosen to play the female lead in the Deol production “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2″ and is quite over the top with glee. “Wonderful! I get to work with the legendary actor Dharmji. So I can’t consider myself more lucky. I am working with such awesome actors, all of them, so I can be more blessed,” says Neha, who appeared in a cameo in “Teri Meri Kahaani” and had a full-fledged roll in “Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum”. The success of “Yamla Pagla Deewana” resulted in the announcement of the sequel. But with the director of the original, Samir Karnik, opting out, Sangeeth Sivan has been roped in as director.

But before that, Neha will be seen in “Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story” opposite Vivek Oberoi. The film has been directed by Vinnil Markan and is produced by Kumar Taurani under the Tips Music Films banner. “Vinnil has made a fantastic film and I am so lucky to be a part of ‘Jayantabhai Ki Love

Story’, says Neha, adding: “I feel it is going to be one of the best films of 2013. The film is also just as entertaining as you can see in the trailer.” “Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story” is about a Mumbai goon played by Vivek who falls in love with Neha. The film is slated for a Feb 15 release.

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