On May 29th, Producer of the much awaited “Fool N Final,” Feroz Nadiadwala held a press conference. Many cast members were present for the event which was held in Mr. Nadiadwala’s place of residence. Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia who are paired opposite each other in the movie attended the event and interacted with the media about their experiences. Sameera Reddy who is part of the huge starcast, Jackie Shroff, and Ahmed Khan (debut director of the film) were also present for the event. Other cast members such as Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal were not able to attend the event as they were busy shooting for other movies.
Held in ITC grand central on the 31st of May was dinner with Kunal Kapoor and Vidya Balan. The first 60 Filmfare subscription winners had the opportunity to dine with dashing Kunal and beautiful Vidya Balan. Sponsor of the event was Manav Manglani. Along with Kunal and Vidya, 2 other celebrities joined in to promote the ever so popular magazine, Filmfare. These 2 celebrities were none other than Manoj Bajpai and Atul Kulkarni. It looked as though the winners had a blast with Kunal and Vidya, and the celebrities seemed to enjoy the event as well. Autographed mugs and such were given out as gifts to the winners as well.
On the 7th of June, we saw the Premiere of the much anticipated film- Swami starring Juhi Chawla and Manoj Bajpai in lead roles. Held in Cinemax, Versova this event saw the opening of Swami directed by choreographer turned director Ganesh Acharya (who was present for the event). Besides Mr. Acharya, of course many others had flocked to the event. Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra were present for the occasion along with many other celebrities. Others were Subhash Ghai, Jeetendra, Manoj Bajpai with wife Neha, and Abbas-Mustan. Juhi Chawla was not able to attend the premiere but she will definetly make her presence felt in the movie, so be sure to catch it in theaters!
Another event sponsored by Manav Manglani, the premiere of Mp3- Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar took place in Fame Adlabs on the 8th of June. Newcomer duo Hazel and Ruslaan were present for the event. As cameras clicked away these newcomers definitely enjoyed posing and signing posters for lucky fans. Hazel may need a few more tips on dressing for premieres the next time around but Ruslaan looked wonderful in a black tuxedo. Others that attended the glamorous event were Anjana Mumtaz, Ganesh Acharya, Robby Grewal, and Shama Sikander.
It’s raining premieres in Bollywood, and Dharm, a recent release isn’t missing out on the new trend. The movie might not have seen much publicity but nevertheless many celebrities showed up for the premiere. The event was held in Cinemax on the 8th of June. The film itself has opened to a very good start as many reviews have hinted that it’s a wonderful film and a must watch for everyone. Some of the celebrities that attended the event included Hrishitaa Bhatt who is a part of the massive starcast. Others included Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak-Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Renuka Shahane-Rana, Akshay Kapoor, and Bhavna Talwar. Dharm may be one of those movies that appeal to a small section of the audience but, it has the characteristics of a beautiful film.
At last, we come to the glitz and glamour of the week. Another event held on the 8th of June, the IIFA awards were nothing short from spectacular. The Venue added to the glamour as it was held in Yorkshire UK. And let me tell you, it was raining celebrities in the IIFA awards, and not just any celebrities, even the best had rushed to perform and watch the event. Spreading the desiness everywhere, the organizers of the event were none other than Wizcraft International Entertainment who presented us with a world tour titled – “The Unforgettable Tour – Experience the magic”. Present for the magnificent event where none other than the Bachchan trio- Amitabh, Abhishek, and Aishwarya. Others included Lara Dutta, Bipasha Basu, Govinda, Sohail Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, David Dhawan, Praful Patel, Shilpa Shetty, and Bobby Deol.