Travel – BollySpice.com http://bollyspice.com The latest movies, interviews in Bollywood Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:50:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Salman Khan teases fans before finally sharing ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ Trailer on Twitter! http://bollyspice.com/salman-khan-teases-fans-before-finally-sharing-bajrangi-bhaijaan-trailer-on-twitter/ Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:34:19 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=104928 Salman Khan teased his fans for almost an hour with constant tweets before finally releasing the trailer of his upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring him along with Kareena Kapoor! He started with a tweet earlier today that he’ll be releasing the trailer at 5pm! So today at 5 pm, till then TC. 🙂 — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 18, 2015 With 30 mins to go he started tweeting starting with thanking his fans for the reminder! Thank you guys for reminding me almost forgot. — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 18, 2015 Followed by bunch of tweets teasing the fans! Sorry guys

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Salman Khan teased his fans for almost an hour with constant tweets before finally releasing the trailer of his upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring him along with Kareena Kapoor!

He started with a tweet earlier today that he’ll be releasing the trailer at 5pm!

With 30 mins to go he started tweeting starting with thanking his fans for the reminder!

Followed by bunch of tweets teasing the fans!

Before Finally releasing the trailer!!

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VisitBritain appoints Saif Ali Khan as spokesperson for ‘Bollywood Britain’ campaign http://bollyspice.com/visitbritain-appoints-saif-ali-khan-as-spokesperson-for-bollywood-britain-campaign/ Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:09:07 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=98950 VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for Britain, yesterday announced the appointment of the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan, as the spokesperson for the ’Bollywood Britain’ tourism campaign in India. The ‘Bollywood Britain’ campaign showcasing Romance is the latest evolution of the Bollywood themed campaigns that the tourism board has undertaken in India over the past years. With over 50 movies filmed in Britain, mostly themed around romance, the destination provides the perfect setting for couples to celebrate love and romance whilst on holiday. Aimed at honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway, the campaign highlights different movie locations featuring some

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VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for Britain, yesterday announced the appointment of the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan, as the spokesperson for the ’Bollywood Britain’ tourism campaign in India.

The ‘Bollywood Britain’ campaign showcasing Romance is the latest evolution of the Bollywood themed campaigns that the tourism board has undertaken in India over the past years. With over 50 movies filmed in Britain, mostly themed around romance, the destination provides the perfect setting for couples to celebrate love and romance whilst on holiday. Aimed at honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic getaway, the campaign highlights different movie locations featuring some of the most popular Bollywood blockbusters starring the biggest names in Bollywood including Saif Ali Khan.

According to VisitBritain’s Regional Manager for Asia Pacific & Middle East, Sumathi Ramanathan, in 2014, Britain welcomed over 375,000 visitors from India (a 10% increase from the previous year) making India the biggest source market for visitor numbers from the BRIC markets. Therefore the need to create bespoke campaigns that appeal to the Indian visitors is a priority for VisitBritain. With over 50 films shot in Britain, Bollywood fans have been experiencing Britain through films over the years. The beauty and romance of the destination, well captured in the films, provides the perfect setting for film lovers to visit and experience the romance of Britain as seen in their favourite movies. The ‘Bollywood Britain’ campaign showcasing Romance enables Indian visitors to discover and explore more of Britain including the cities and countryside locations which were featured in many Bollywood films including Saif’s own mega hits like Cocktail and Love Aaj Kal.

Speaking on the occasion Saif Ali Khan said, “My family and I have a deep connection with Britain. A number of family holidays across Britain, watching my father and grandfather play cricket at famous cricketing grounds like the Lords, and of course studying there, has created a bond for me with the place that is unlike my relationship with any other country. I think there is so much that Britain has to offer a visitor – from breathtaking countryside, to shared history; the finest in culture that’s so interwoven with our own in many ways, food to thrill any gourmet, theatre, music, festivals and more. This is why Bollywood has so favored Britain as a destination and the itinerary that takes visitors on a route of Bollywood’s location favorites is sure to delight.”

The press event held in Mumbai also showed a video film anchored by the star that celebrates the quintessential connect of the Hindi film lover with the Romance in Bollywood films. The video also highlights Saif’s personal connection with Britain and  his plans for his future holidays in Britain.

Saif added, “Britain is like second home for me now. Working in movies can be a very exhausting process, so every year, I find time to visit Britain with my wife Kareena Kapoor Khan to get away from the day to day madness. And Kareena just loves London. Love, Pyaar, Romance…these are quintessential to Hindi Films and very well reflected in Britain.”

Sumathi adds, “At VisitBritain, we are delighted to have Saif as our spokesperson for the campaign. His films set in Britain, particularly in the romantic genre, have inspired many Bollywood fans and as a frequent visitor to Britain, Saif is a genuine and passionate advocate of the destination.”

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Photographic exhibition explores The Style and Symbolism of The Sikh Beard and Turban http://bollyspice.com/photographic-exhibition-explores-style-symbolism-sikh-beard-turban/ Sun, 05 Oct 2014 04:30:04 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=91905 Whilst cool hunters claim that the beard is on its way out, for some the beard is more than just a fashion statement. The Singh Project, a striking new photo exhibition featuring 35 highly original images, showcases the beauty and diversity of the two most ubiquitous symbols of Sikhism: the beard and turban. Long and wispy, short and trimmed, stylised or subdued, plain or decorated, colourful or muted, each beard and turban are as different and unique as each of their owners. Brimming with sartorial wit, the exhibition, which takes place at the Framers Gallery W1 from the 3–15 November

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14oct_TheSinghProject00Whilst cool hunters claim that the beard is on its way out, for some the beard is more than just a fashion statement. The Singh Project, a striking new photo exhibition featuring 35 highly original images, showcases the beauty and diversity of the two most ubiquitous symbols of Sikhism: the beard and turban. Long and wispy, short and trimmed, stylised or subdued, plain or decorated, colourful or muted, each beard and turban are as different and unique as each of their owners.

Brimming with sartorial wit, the exhibition, which takes place at the Framers Gallery W1 from the 315 November 2014, features Sikh men of all ages and from all walks of life.  From doctors to boxers, temple volunteers to magicians and I.T professionals to fashion stylists, the subjects all carry the name Singh (Sanskrit for lion), which is given to all baptised male Sikhs. The Singh Project showcases brilliantly symbolic images of where fashion meets faith and style in modern multicultural Britain.

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The Singh Project has already garnered much international attention and acclaim, raising over £10,000 of funding through the crowd sourcing website Kickstarter.

The striking image of student Ishtmeet Singh Phull took third place in the Prix de la Photographie Paris competition in 2013 for its originality and composition.

The Singh Project is the brainchild of photographers Amit and Naroop. Over the last eight years, the duo have built a large and diverse portfolio of work, capturing portraits of musicians and celebrities such as 50 cent and Ricky Gervais, along with shooting advertising campaigns for the likes of MTV, Sunsilk and Huawei. But their real passion comes in mentoring budding photographers through charities such as Teenage Cancer Trust and The Royal Albert Hall mentoring scheme, where they were invited to host a Master Class for aspiring young photographers.

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For their most personal project to date, Amit and Naroop decided to draw on their Sikh roots, switching out their normal roster of high profile celebrities and multinational corporations for local volunteers in their community.

Shot in Amit and Naroop’s instantly recognisable, high impact style, the collection boasts a sleek and stylish quality.  The subjects include; creative director and stylist Chaz Singh Fliy. With a confident, quizzical look in his eyes, he poses for the camera, moustache perfectly twizzled, his navy turban blending seamlessly with the blue hues of his ensemble.

Yet the rawness and humanity of The Singh Project’s portraits are never overshadowed by the visual intensity of Amit and Naroop’s style. Each image draws out something special from the subject. Eyes downcast, hands gently clasped together, the universal vunerabilty and nervousness of adolscence are captured beautifully in Amit and Naroop’s simple portrait of teenager Rajan Singh Hujan.

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Talking of their inspiration for The Singh Project Amit and Naroop commented: “many religions determine the way their followers look, but none have such a dramatic and definite ‘look’ as Sikhism. And yet, with 30 million Sikhs in the World, there are almost as many ways to wear the turban and beard as there are Sikhs… We wanted to capture the essence of modern ‘Sikhness’ and to pay tribute to the beauty and variety of British Sikh men.”

The end result is a stunning collection of stylish, high impact photos, which explore the image of the modern Sikh man.

 

The Singh Project exhibition can be seen at:
The Framers Gallery, 36 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JT
Date: November 3rd – 15th November.
Time: 10am – 5.30pm.
The event is free.

To find out more about The Singh Project and its creators visit: www.singhproject.com
www.amitandnaroop.com
Facebook: facebook.com/amitandnarooplondon
Twitter: @AmitandNaroop

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Kangana Ranaut to make an appearance at the Pratham UK Gala Ball http://bollyspice.com/kangana-ranaut-make-appearance-pratham-uk-gala-ball/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:17:34 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=91523 Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ is all set to descend into London this weekend to make a special appearance at the Pratham UK gala ball on October 4th at the Natural History Museum. Pratham UK, a charity aimed at eradicating illiteracy among disadvantaged children in India, have already raised more than £5 million, its India counterpart has helped over 35 million disadvantaged children to read. There are still over 100 million children that remain illiterate across India. The gala which is going to be dotted with celebrities and A listers from the Asian community will feature a special performance from Bollywood’s hottest new singer

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14sep_KangnaRanautBollywood’s ‘Queen’ is all set to descend into London this weekend to make a special appearance at the Pratham UK gala ball on October 4th at the Natural History Museum.

Pratham UK, a charity aimed at eradicating illiteracy among disadvantaged children in India, have already raised more than £5 million, its India counterpart has helped over 35 million disadvantaged children to read. There are still over 100 million children that remain illiterate across India.

The gala which is going to be dotted with celebrities and A listers from the Asian community will feature a special performance from Bollywood’s hottest new singer Kanika Kapoor.

Kanika who has recently been appointed as the ambassador for the charity said, “This cause is very close to my heart.  By performing at the gala, if I can make a difference in even one child’s life, it’s a huge deal for me.”

Kangana who is excited to be part of such a fabulous cause will support at the live auction on the night by encouraging donors to bid on some special goodies.

Roy Martins, Chairman, Pratham UK said, We are delighted to have such talented young stars like Kangana and Kanika join us to at our annual fundraiser, a little help goes a long way in igniting young minds.”

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Sotheby’s to launch first Indian and Islamic Art Week http://bollyspice.com/sothebys-launch-first-indian-islamic-art-week/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:07:22 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=91513 Sotheby’s is proud to announce London’s first ‘Indian and Islamic Week’, a high profile series of public exhibitions and three dedicated auctions presenting the works of renowned artists and craftsmen from the Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic world. This exciting initiative will take place at Sotheby’s London from 3 – 8 October 2014, comprising Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art on 7 October, and Art of Imperial India and Arts of the Islamic World on 8 October.  The sales will combine to offer more than 450 fine and varied works from South Asia, the Middle East and beyond, showcasing over

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14sep_Sotheby-TyebMehtaBluePaintingSotheby’s is proud to announce London’s first ‘Indian and Islamic Week’, a high profile series of public exhibitions and three dedicated auctions presenting the works of renowned artists and craftsmen from the Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic world. This exciting initiative will take place at Sotheby’s London from 3 – 8 October 2014, comprising Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art on 7 October, and Art of Imperial India and Arts of the Islamic World on 8 October.  The sales will combine to offer more than 450 fine and varied works from South Asia, the Middle East and beyond, showcasing over 1500 years of artistic endeavour and craftsmanship.

To celebrate the launch of the inaugural ‘Indian and Islamic Week’, Sotheby’s has partnered with Newby teas to offer a special Indian Afternoon Tea, available at Sotheby’s Café from 3-8 October.  Sotheby’s renowned head-chef,  Amanda Keller, has created a delicious Afternoon Tea menu, inspired by the flavours of India, which will be served with a selection of specialist Newby teas.

Highlights from across the three sales include: Indian modernist Tyeb Mehta’s exquisite Blue Painting (pictured above), 1982  (est. £600,000-800,000); a royal astrolabe dedicated to the 16th century Ottoman leader Sultan Bayezid II (est. £800,000-1,000,000), and a magnificent private collection of 31 albums, containing over 2,000 photographs of India, Ceylon, Burma and Southeast Asia, dating from the 1850s to the early 20th Century (est. £150,000-220,000).

Auction Previews: Art of Imperial India , Art of the Islamic World

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Shah Rukh Khan gets ready to slam dunk the O2 London with Slam+ The Tour http://bollyspice.com/shah-rukh-khan-gets-ready-slam-dunk-o2-london-slam-tour/ Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:18:58 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=89988 Get ready for the ultimate Bollywood eventof the century, SLAM+ The Tour, coming to The O2 London on Sunday 5th October 2014, where the King of Indian cinema and the second highest paid actor in the world, Shah Rukh Khan, will take to the London stage for the first time in over a decade. Brought to audiences by entertainment impresario and leading Bollywood show organiser Farhath Hussain in association with live event promoter Think Events, SLAM+ The Tour will be the biggest concert extravaganza of its kind in Europe, bringing a total of 135 cast and crew from India. Tickets

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PrintGet ready for the ultimate Bollywood eventof the century, SLAM+ The Tour, coming to The O2 London on Sunday 5th October 2014, where the King of Indian cinema and the second highest paid actor in the world, Shah Rukh Khan, will take to the London stage for the first time in over a decade. Brought to audiences by entertainment impresario and leading Bollywood show organiser Farhath Hussain in association with live event promoter Think Events, SLAM+ The Tour will be the biggest concert extravaganza of its kind in Europe, bringing a total of 135 cast and crew from India.

Tickets will go on sale from 9.00am Friday, 5th September 2014, for this one-night-only experience, with a sell-out audience of 15,000 expected to attend. SLAM+ The Tour promises to be a night of wonder with a feast of big star names, riveting music and alluring dance sequences all interspersed with breathtaking visuals and impressive staging. Not since the frenzy that was stirred with the Temptations concert a decade ago in 2004, headlined by Shah Rukh Khan, has a live event again inspired such excitement and hype.

Joining silver screen royalty ‘King Khan’ will be a bevvy of Bollywood A-list actors, actresses, directors and choreographers, including the reigning queen of the Indian film industry Deepika Padukone along with Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, director Farah Khan, andnewcomer Vivaan Shah. As a special treat for the audience, Farhath Hussain and Think Events will exclusively bring to UK shores the legendary actress Madhuri Dixit, who will join the stellar line-up to SLAM her way into the hearts of her fans. Bollywood’s dance diva Malaika Arora along with singing sensation Kanika Kapoor will peform to the latest floor-fillers to set pulses racing. The show will be expertly choreographed by Geeta Kapoor (Dance India Dance).

Speaking about SLAM+ The Tour and his return to the UK stage, international megastar Shah Rukh Khan says: ‘I am blessed to get a lot of love and support from people around the world. This is our way of giving this love back and thanking you all. I am super excited and looking forward to being in your city along with my colleagues Farah, Deepika, Madhuri, Malaika, Abhishek, Boman, Sonu, Vivaan and Kanika. We promise you an evening of love, laughter and entertainment. So mark your calendar and be there at SLAM+ The Tour.”

The maestro behind the hugely successful Temptations concert in 2004 and now the spectacle that will be SLAM+ The Tour, is promoter extraordinaire Farhath Hussain. Farhath Hussain is responsible for bringing to the UK some of the most spectacular live events ever seen, in what is the world’s second largest consumer of Bollywood outside of India. Speaking about the exciting new venture, he said, “I am thrilled to be bringing the global superstar of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan, back to the UK with SLAM+ The Tour. After Temptations 2004, this will be a very nostalgic experiece. SLAM+ The Tour will be truly magical and mesmerising, like nothing ever seen before on this scale. The line-up of mega stars, including Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and Malika Arora, will be a dream experience for fans. With the ticket lines opening soon, fans should get ready to be part of this historic event.”

The event is co-promoted by Keven of Think Events. Farhath and Keven have collaborated over the last four years to revolutionise Asian concerts in the UK, treating UK audiences to the best of live shows over recent years. They plan to take their already un-paralleled portfolio of events to a new level by joining forces once again to deliver their best yet with SLAM+ The Tour. Keven says, “Entertainment doesn’t get much bigger than SLAM+ Bollywood’s biggest stars will grace the worlds most iconic concert venue with absolutely thrilling performances. I am delighted that international superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be headlining the event, along with other Bollywood icons, for what will be an absolutely exhilirating and power-packed show. Fans are surely in for a very special, once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is not to be missed!”

SLAM+ The Tour takes place on Sunday, 5th October 2014 at The O2 London, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX. The box office opens at 9am on Friday, 5th September 2014. To book tickets visit www.axs.com or call 08448 24 48 24. Tickets are priced at £35, £55, £75, £95, £125. Limited VIP and VVIP tickets are also available.

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Highway Diaries bring alive the folk music of the Highway http://bollyspice.com/highway-diaries-bring-alive-folk-music-highway/ Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:08:52 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=71462 The film Highway, starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda,  was shot on real locations across 6 north Indian states. What is interesting is that director Imtiaz Ali has incorporated the folk music that is typically heard while one is on such highway trips, in the film . So as you will see in this Highway Diary, the crew shot with the local ‘Manganiyar’ folk singers in Bikaner- Sawan Khan & his group. A ‘pahadi gojari’ folk song sung by a local artist , Begum Jaan, was similarly recorded in Kashmir and will be heard in the film too. It will be seen in

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13nov_TheHighwayDiaries-BikanerThe film Highway, starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda,  was shot on real locations across 6 north Indian states. What is interesting is that director Imtiaz Ali has incorporated the folk music that is typically heard while one is on such highway trips, in the film . So as you will see in this Highway Diary, the crew shot with the local ‘Manganiyar’ folk singers in Bikaner- Sawan Khan & his group. A ‘pahadi gojari’ folk song sung by a local artist , Begum Jaan, was similarly recorded in Kashmir and will be heard in the film too. It will be seen in one of the Highway diaries coming soon.

Check out the video from the Highway Diaries – Our shoot in Bikaner:

You can also check out THD – Episode 1 – Mangar Village and THD – Episode 2 – Panjab Ferozepur

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Turkey celebrates Salman Khan http://bollyspice.com/turkey-celebrates-salman-khan/ Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:45:48 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=47880 It will come as a surprise to many tourists and Bollywood fan who visit Turkey to find a café named after the most loved actor Salman Khan. The reason… while shooting for the soon to release Ek Tha Tiger Salman Khan and the film crew regularly visited a Café Del-Mar as it was close to their shooting location in Mardin, Turkey. Salman noticed with a few tweaks the place could be spruced up for tourists and locals alike. so he set on suggesting some changes starting with the sound system. Director Kabir Khan added, “In Mardin, this café was our only

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It will come as a surprise to many tourists and Bollywood fan who visit Turkey to find a café named after the most loved actor Salman Khan. The reason… while shooting for the soon to release Ek Tha Tiger Salman Khan and the film crew regularly visited a Café Del-Mar as it was close to their shooting location in Mardin, Turkey. Salman noticed with a few tweaks the place could be spruced up for tourists and locals alike. so he set on suggesting some changes starting with the sound system.

Director Kabir Khan added, “In Mardin, this café was our only hangout. The music system wasn’t very good, so Salman sent someone to get a better one. He installed it at the café, played new music and, after the shoot, left the sound system there.”

After the actor bought in the new sound system he, with the consultation of the cafe manager and staff members, got the decor, food and beverages revamped. The cast and crew was soo well acquainted with the staff of the café that even Salman’s stylish Angela Rebello would be allowed in the kitchen to whip up some dishes for the cast. A source from the unit said, “He (Salman) started with the decor and music and went on to the food and beverage menu. Towards the end of our stay, Café Del-Mar was a completely new place!”

Therefore, as a gesture of gratitude the owner of the café changed the name from Café Del-Mar to Salman Khan Café.

A Yash Raj Films spokesperson confirmed, “Café Del-Mar is now referred to as Salman Khan Café as its identity has changed. They used to look forward to having Salman and the entire gang visit every day.”

So whenever you visit Turkey dont forget to check out the place.

Ek Tha Tiger will be released on 15 August.

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The Bollywood Experience: “A taste of Bollywood in the heart of London” http://bollyspice.com/the-bollywood-experience-%e2%80%9ca-taste-of-bollywood-in-the-heart-of-london%e2%80%9d/ Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:27:50 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=30902 Holiday Inn has long been considered one of the best and most loved of hotel chains around the world. The Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum is the chain’s flagship hotel in London. Not only is it the largest Holiday Inn in the world but it also offers a wide variety of vibrant activities all year round. Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum has been responsible for bringing themed events to London such as Salsa nights, Sunday jazz brunches and its most popular offering ‘The Caribbean Experience’. With over a decade’s experience in organising successful themed nights, the property is

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Holiday Inn has long been considered one of the best and most loved of hotel chains around the world. The Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum is the chain’s flagship hotel in London. Not only is it the largest Holiday Inn in the world but it also offers a wide variety of vibrant activities all year round.

Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum has been responsible for bringing themed events to London such as Salsa nights, Sunday jazz brunches and its most popular offering ‘The Caribbean Experience’. With over a decade’s experience in organising successful themed nights, the property is now proud to be hosting a Bollywood themed evening on Saturday 5th November 2011.

‘The Bollywood Experience’ promises to bring together a unique blend of great ‘desi’ food and some ‘mast’ live entertainment in the form of popular Hindi singer Shery Hassan and professional Bollywood dancers.

Our partners for this event are Guglee Restaurant (authentic Indian food) and Bombay Funkadelic (specialised entertainment).

Guglee is a modern Indian restaurant in Swiss Cottage, serving truly authentic Indian cuisine. All their dishes are influenced by food traditionally eaten across India, from authentic street food snacks to curries consumed by commuters on the railways. For real Indian food check out www.guglee.co.uk

Bombay Funkadelic is a unique London-based company that specialises in organising and hosting Indian and Bollywood themed parties and events. Running since 2005, Bombay Funkadelic’s monthly club night has become a key fixture on the capital’s desi nightlife scene, regularly attracting an eclectic mix of British, Asian and Non-Resident Indian party goers who love the cheeky retro atmosphere, kitsch decor and musical entertainment provided by resident DJ Shai Guy. Find out more at www.bombayfunkadelic.com.

Founder, Jaspreet Pandohar, is enthusiastic about Bombay Funkadelic’s partnership with Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum and Guglee Restaurant. “Bollywood has always been a big draw in the UK and Bombay Funkadelic has worked hard to combine the energy and colour of both its movies and music to create a distinctive night out. Along with Holiday Inn and Guglee, we hope to make The Bollywood Experience the top desi dining and entertainment event in London.”

Jon Beecroft, General Manager of Holiday Inn London – Kensington Forum, is thrilled about this new venture. “Guests will not only sample the fabulous cuisine on offer, but also get to feast their eyes on the grand Forum Restaurant and adjoining banqueting suite which will be decorated top to toe with a touch of Bollywood glitz and glamour.”

Join us for an evening of ‘naach, gaana and mazedar khaana’ on Saturday 5th November and be prepared to be impressed.

Tickets for The Bollywood Experience can be purchased online in advance via:
www.hikensingtonforumhotel.co.uk/special-offers-events

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Top 10 Winter Destinations http://bollyspice.com/top-10-winter-destinations/ Tue, 02 Jan 2007 01:18:48 +0000 http://127.0.0.1/bs-wp/?p=7522 Those balmy breezes and cooler nights are upon us and what better way to avoid them than to escape! With the arrival of the ‘holiday season’, millions of people across the globe, pack there bags in hope to find a place which accentuates the recreation of winter or transports them far far away. But where? Bollywood Spice brings you a special winter holiday special. 10. Cape Town and Robben Island – South Africa – Average winter temperatures of 25 degrees make Cape Town all the more inviting. It’s a fantastic place, not just for cosmopolitan life but just outside, they’ve

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Those balmy breezes and cooler nights are upon us and what better way to avoid them than to escape! With the arrival of the ‘holiday season’, millions of people across the globe, pack there bags in hope to find a place which accentuates the recreation of winter or transports them far far away. But where? Bollywood Spice brings you a special winter holiday special.

10. Cape Town and Robben Island – South Africa – Average winter temperatures of 25 degrees make Cape Town all the more inviting. It’s a fantastic place, not just for cosmopolitan life but just outside, they’ve got wine lands and whale watching and a lot of adrenalin sports so it’s a great place for a winter holiday. The weather’s great, with fantastic culture and beautiful scenery.

9. Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort – Canada – This place defines what winter’s about. For skiing, tobogganing or making snowmen in winter, Whistler is the perfect spot. The winter Olympics were held here in 2006 and certainly lived up to its expectations, so this destination is really hot right now.

8. Gold Cost, Australia – Get away from chilly winters, to the hub of sun, sand and surf. The Gold Coast, Australia’s largest tourist attraction, not only offers the warmth of the pristine beaches, but is also famous for its theme parks. An ideal family getaway, to explore the lands down under.

7. Andorra – Located in Southwestern Europe between France and Spain, Andorra is an ideal adventure holiday destination. From snow – sports to walking to mountain biking, you’ll discover that the small nation of Andorra punches well above its weight when it comes to action and adventure.

6. The Algarve, Portugal – The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and it’s one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations well known for glorious year round sunshine and excellent sandy beaches. Located on the tip of Europe with the vast ocean of the Atlantic as its southern and western border, this enviable position gives this region possibly the most unpolluted climate in the European continent.

5. Switzerland – Most of us have only seen Switzerland in a Yash Chopra film, and wouldn’t even consider it as a holiday destination, but as it turns out, it’s quite a popular holiday spot. Switzerland is one of the most scenic destinations on our lists, with snow covered mountains of the Alps and spacious planes of greenery. Any chocoholics heaven, Switzerland is the home of the world’s most irresistible chocolate.

4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The scenic beauty of the Sultanate of Oman, together with a wide range of activities to entertain tourists, is making it a popular holiday destination. The all – year sunshine, beaches and tax free shopping attract many visitors. The famous Dubai Shopping Festival from 20 December to 2 February, provides a haven for all the women in the world.

3. Mauritius – Mauritius is a picturesque island with thickly wooded mountain peaks and sugar cane fields that border the beautiful coast of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is known for it’s crystal clear waters and soft white sandy beaches. Unique features in Mauritius include the extinct volcanoes dotted around the island. The varied landscape, good quality hotels and water sports facilities along with the stunning beaches make Mauritius an excellent beach holiday destination.

2. Prague – The magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold – tipped towers and church domes, whose image has been mirrored in the surface of the Vltava river for more than ten centuries. Prague is also a modern European metropolis full of energy, music, and art. It’s a place where different architectural styles stand cheek by jowl, creating an atmosphere that’s both intimate and romantic, and quite impossible to forget once you visit. A ‘winter wonderland’ awaits visitors to the Prague Christmas Markets. Soak up the atmosphere, browse the stalls and enjoy hearty food and hot wine.

1. Hawaii – Aloha! What better place for a winter escape than the beautiful Hawaiian islands, a place which is truly considered paradise. With tropical food, exotic localities and a generally relaxed atmosphere, Hawaii provides a home away from home for all those looking for a stress – free holiday. With an array of black sand, white sand and even green sand beaches, snorkeling, diving and surfing are just few of the many activities that Hawaii has to offer. This beautiful location was bound to be number one on our winter holiday destination list!

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