FASHION, ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE
Volume 2 | Issue 6 | Oct-Dec 2013
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CONTENTS O C TO B E R - D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 3
LIFESTYLE 30. TRIVIA:
EVENTS 32. BEAUTIFUL YOU:
THE ULTIMATE WINTER LOOK- Chilly temperatures and cold winds can make your skin dry and itchy in winters. Confused? How to apply Makeup on dry skin?? Well here’s a 7 step try-it-yourself guide by makeover expert Remanika Narula to get a glowy and soft look.
36. SOCIAL ANIMAL: I AM DOING MY BIT Fashion designer, costume designer and stylist SAAZISH SIDHU have always seen himself differently from others and have tried to do extra. This young guy who came from a small village of Mudki has big dreams of being front in the line of success.
06. EVENTAGEOUS ARCHIVES
Lá Fiesta celebrates round the year events successfully organized by various entities and individuals, the memories and our effective partnership with them worth celebration through our archives.
FASHION 20-22. ELITE CONCEPTS:
Celebrating Diwali & A Group Is Everything
26. FESTIVAL & YOU:
Bringing Home the Santa
26. GENEXT ZONE
QUARTER: Aakash Kehar
28. PROFILE OF THE
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MR. & MISS SUNSHINE 2013 Organized by: DILPREET SINGH Held at Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Auditorium, Delhi Cantt. on 11th October, the event was organized by FLOURISHING WORLD ENTERTAINMENTS owned by Mr. Dilpreet Singh Nara & Miss Reema Ojha. 30 models participated in the contest. Celebrity guest for the event was Actress Sanaa Khaan. Winners of contest were JAGJEET SINGH & APOORVA SINGH, 1st Runner Ups were AMIT KUMAR & VISHA RAJPUT, 2nd Runner Ups were VIKAS GAUR & PRIYANKA SINGH. The jury included Mrs. Rachna Pant, Varun Jhamb, Neelambiri Perumal, M.S.Prince, Amit Malhotra and Manoj Bakshi. The show was inaugurated by Mrs. Rachna Pant principle of Ramjas Public School by lighting the lamp. Show was hosted Anchor Gunjan Balwani followed by MixVeg Band performance, Bhangra performance & Western Dance.
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GAUTSNI QUARTER2 SHOWCASE 2013 Organized by: GAUTSNI FASHION INSTITUTE Held at Studio 169, Moments Mall, Kirti Nagar on 20th October, the event was organized by Gautsni Institute of Fashion. It was a show by the students who worked tirelessly for a time span of one week to give finished apparel look to waste and recycled materials like plastic, shells, paper, thread etc. The show was hosted Anchor Neeru followed by Nirvaan Band performance and group dance performance.
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ARCHIVES Lรก Fiesta celebrates round the year events successfully organized by various entities and individuals, the memories and our effective partnership with them worth celebration through our archives.
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MR. & MISS SALAAM DILLI Organized by: SAAHIL
MR... Continued & MISS SUNSHINE 2013
MR AND MISS NORTH INDIA 2013 Organized by: GLAMBIRDS ENTERTAINMENT
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MRS & MISS SUNDARIYA 2013, MORADABAAD Organized by: TARUN GUPTA & ARTI GUPTA
Left to Right: Vani (model), Manoj Chowdhary (Magna Communication), Ashish, Anjali (model), Pankaj, Sam, Ricky Seth, Amit (Lรก Fiesta)
Winners Mrs. Kalpana and Ms. Apoorva along with others
MR. & MISS VANQUISHER 2013 Organized by: ADITYA NAGPAL, VAIBHAV SHARMA & VROON SAXENA
MR. & MISS DELHI NCR 2013 Organized by: VARUN JHAMB
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Lรก FIESTA ASSOCIATIONS: MEDIA AND POSTERS Left to Right: Param, Amit and Chetan (Lรก Fiesta Team)
ROYAL FACE OF THE YEAR 2013 Organized by: NIDHI GUPTA & ROHIT KHANEJA
A D V E R TO R I A L
DIAMOND ARK is the fastest growing designer brand in India today. Ever since, we ventured into fashion industry in India we have developed unique styles of our own, reflecting our creativity in western garments and ancient traditions of Indian and African craftsmanship in a contemporary manner. Our understanding of ancient designs and the innovative use of traditional crafts has created a new classicism. The company is renowned for its distinctive use of colors, quality of fabrics, intricate embroideries and a gloriously rich Indian, African and Western aesthetic.
His first fashion show was code named “DISCOVERY”; he created fabulous and outstanding African inspired designs using India traditional fabrics. The geologist turned designer is a man who believes that he has what it takes to rule the fashion world, he believes that the top brands today in fashion world will not rule forever its either he overtake them or he will join them. The first African to establish his brand in India and he always quote “Fashion is business, am fashion freak, I have passion for fashion, am not just into it because it’s lucrative. The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers”. With his discovery creations he won the best collections and the most outstanding collections in JD annual designs award. Some Bollywood and Nollywood celebrities has adorned his brand and has designed costumes for some Bollywood films. Diamond Ark was the official brand for 2013 Mr. India grand finale, official brand of Mr. Delhi 2013 grand finale. On occasion of world humanitarian day -John Uche Jesus was awarded UNIVERSAL HUMANITY 2013 BY women international network (WIN) in conjunction with South African Embassy in New Delhi India.
John Uche Jesus is the man behind the brand. Uche Jesus as he is popularly called by friends and numerous fans all over the world does not hide his love for red carpet gowns, suits both formal and tuxedo, shirts, pants, ethnic India wears like Sherwani, kurta, indo-western and his latest Afroindo. His creations are daring and fresh. He is a Nigerian citizen from a humble family, got his B.sc in geology from university of Calabar. His mother is a well-known seamstress. His creativity made him the pillar of his mother’s business as a student. He was a decimal point in his mother’s decoration business until he decided to travel to India to pursue his career in fashion. In India, he went to the best private fashion institute called JD Institute of Fashion Technology and graduated as one of the best student, the director of the institute Mr. R.C. Dalal being the For more Info: motivating factor behind him to www.diamondark.in firstname.lastname@example.org bring the best out of him.
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Fashion designer, costume designer and stylist Saazish have always seen himself differently from others and have tried to do extra. A young guy who came from a small village of Mudki had big dreams of being front in the line of success. His hard work and love for work have brought him closer to skies. Without much help from his family- his father being an advocate and mother a home maker, his journey of struggle started, post his collage days at Chandigarh, as a McDonald's boy, then a call-center employee and serving at the reception before he met art director Aparna Sood in Mumbai. "She was like a God's gift for me in the industry. I learnt lot of things from her. I also started choreography for shows as a part time job, I met some designers and started styling for fashion shows. I can say I am an accidental Fashion
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Designer. Dekhte hi dekhte life is
tarah se success mai badalti gai ki khushi ka ehsaas hi nahi raha. I started getting projects for night partys, fashion shows, films ads and star clients, and success!"
There was one major life event that he can't forget. The person who came in his life in lonelinessAshwini Koul (of TV Show Splitsvilla 6 fame) changed his happy life to hell. The bisexual Koul had allegedly cheated on his designer boyfriend and had been dating a Delhi based girl. He left Mumbai and shifted to Dubai for 3 months. It was only his sister Aafreen Sidhu who motivated him to his new life. He is now a happy professional, back with a bang in Mumbai city. His life goal is to have fashion shows IN Paris and overseas and earn big name in the world. He has a work experience of over 5 years in Bollywood and Punjabi films, ads, fashion shows, wedding styling, international shows and print shoots. He is also a personal stylist and fashion designer for Yo Yo Honey Singh.
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istorically, the origin of Diwali can be traced back to ancient India, when it was
probably an important harvest festival. However, there are various legends pointing to the origin of Diwali or 'Deepawali.' Some believe it to be the celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu. Whereas in Bengal the festival is dedicated to the worship of Mother Kali, the dark goddess of strength. Lord Ganesha, the elephantheaded God, the symbol of auspiciousness and wisdom, is also worshiped in most Hindu homes on this day. In Jainism, Deepawali has an added significance to the great event of Lord Mahavira attaining the eternal bliss of nirvana. Diwali also commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
Models: Pari & Arjun Khurana
Each day of Diwali has its own tale, legend and myth to tell. The first day of the festival Naraka Chaturdasi marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama. Amavasya, the second day of Deepawali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of Lord Vishnu, who in his dwarf incarnation vanquished the tyrant Bali, and banished him to hell. Bali was allowed to return to earth once a year, to light millions of lamps to dispel the darkness and ignorance, and spread the radiance of love and wisdom. It is on the third day of Deepawali â€” Kartika Shudda Padyami that Bali steps out of hell and rules the earth according to the boon given by Lord Vishnu. The fourth day is referred to as Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooj) and on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.
All the simple rituals of Diwali have a significance and a story to tell. The illumination of homes with lights and the skies with firecrackers is an expression of obeisance to the heavens for the attainment of health, wealth, knowledge, peace and prosperity. According to one belief, the sound of fire-crackers are an indication of the joy of the people living on earth, making the gods aware of their plentiful state. Still another possible reason has a more scientific basis: the fumes produced by the crackers kill a lot of insects and mosquitoes, found in plenty after the rains. The tradition of gambling on Diwali also has a legend behind it. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Parvati played dice with her husband Lord Shiva, and she decreed that whosoever gambled on Diwali night would prosper throughout the ensuing year. Diwali is associated with wealth and prosperity in many ways, and the festival of 'Dhanteras' ('dhan' = wealth; 'teras' = 13th) is celebrated two days before the festival of lights. In each legend, myth and story of Deepawali lies the significance of the victory of good over evil; and it is with each Deepawali and the lights that illuminate our homes and hearts, that this simple truth finds new reason and hope. From darkness unto light â€” the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us closer to divinity. During Diwali, lights illuminate every corner of India and the scent of incense sticks hangs in the air, mingled with the sounds of fire-crackers, joy, togetherness and hope. Diwali is celebrated around the globe. Outside India, it is more than a Hindu festival, it's a celebration of South-Asian identities. If you are away from the sights and sounds of Diwali, light a diya, sit quietly, shut your eyes, withdraw the senses, concentrate on this supreme light and illuminate the soul.
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Models: Pia & Rahul
Models: Pia & Siddarth Sharma
Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that's marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.
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Models: Siddarth, Sumeira, Pia & Pallavi
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Concept by : Lรก Fiesta Team Dressed by : Uma Rathi
F E S T I VA L & Y O U
With less than a fortnight to go for Christmas, famous or infamous city's shopping hubs and the surrounding - all are geared up to offer the best to customers who visit the area around this time every year. Sinjini Chanda talks more about the excitementâ€Ś
he stalls the spring up every December
in the market are stocked with Christmas trees, decorative items, streamers, dolls and other accessories. From locally made Christmas trees that are available for as less as Rs 100 to the imported ones that may cost Rs 3,500 have lined up the stalls. The price varies depending on the material used, the height and the density of the foliage. "Earlier we used to sell local products. But since the past few years we have started selling Chinese ones," said Mohammad Asif, a shopkeeper. "Mistletoe rings made of similar washable materials are also flying off the shelves," said Sabir Ahmed, another shopkeeper. Decorations like glittering bells, fairy dolls, Santa Claus figurines and hanging balls
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come for anywhere between Rs 10 and Rs 350. "There is something for everyone according to their budget," said Smriti Arora, a mother of two who was found picking up goodies for her kids. A major attraction this year is life-size Santa Claus that sings and dances atop a rotating base when plugged into an electric source. "Demand for such big decorations come from hotels and clubs," said Manish Singh, a retailer on Free School Street. Priced at a minimum of Rs 5000, Santa is a sure-shot crowd puller. Nahoum and Sons, at 111 years, is selling finger-licking fruit cakes at Rs 700 a pound. But for those who want to bake the cake on their own, the market is lined with shops selling the ingredient. While dry fruits cost anywhere between Rs 50 to Rs 100 a kilo, nuts are more expensive. A kilo of cashews cost within Rs 250 to Rs 400 while the
almonds and pistachios go as high as Rs 1,300 per kilo. "I generally buy ingredients here, make the mix on my own and then take it to a bakery on Ripon Street," said Julie D'Costa who has been buying ingredients from New Market for more than 15 years now. "But whatever you buy, make sure you bargain a good deal," she adds as a warning.
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Have a look at the famous quotes picked up by today’s youngsters…
“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” —Donna Karan (Fall 2011)
P RO F I L E O F T H E Q UA RT E R
Though a fresher, 24 year old Aakash is a guy-next-door from Delhi NCR who stands tall at 5’9” and has high aspirations to be successful in the world of glamor. In his interview with Lá Fiesta, he expresses his passion for the industry. Q: Who is Aakash Kehar? A: I am a person who is practical, appreciate details and have pragmatic approach in life. I believe to bring perfection in my work and the assignments I take. My strength is that I believe in myself. I am one of the most responsible persons on this earth (laughs) when it comes to being with my parents, friends and specially towards my work. Q: We know that you have a profession to follow. Do you think you can manage your MODELING career with that profession? A: Modeling is my “passion” and I believe that a life without passion is not worth living. I constantly motivate myself how to live up to your dreams and make them happen. Most importantly, I strive to make them happen.
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CHEST – 38” | WAIST – 34” | WEIGHT – 75kg
Q: Who encouraged you to pursue modeling? Did you have any links who helped you promote your talent? A: I have been following fashion since my college days back in AMITY UNIVERSITY. My friends used to encourage me to try my luck in modeling. I must say a jump start in this industry wouldn’t have been easy without AMAN SHAW, my photographer. I owe a big thanks to him! Q: World of glamour or your education? A: Both have their pros and cons, but personally I love glamour over education. Q: Who is your idol? A: My idols are Farhan Akhtar for his versatility and Aamir khan for his
perfection. Well! My favorite actress is Katrina Kaif. Her perfect beauty quotient makes me weak at the knees. Q: So what's your goal in life? A: My goal in life is- To be a successful model and the son my parents are proud of. Q: How was your experience working with Lá Fiesta? A: Lá Fiesta is a wonderful fashion and lifestyle magazine. I love the quality of articles and editorials and that too beautifully presented through its pages. Every issue comes with electrifying content and latest information. Lá Fiesta is indeed a treat to all the glam lovers as well as for the youngsters of today's generation.
My name signifies a passionate desire to excel, to be friendly and confident. I started my career from a face-hunt competition held in Rajasthan. Since then, I have done many shows, print shoots with international magazines and worked in a Punjabi album and short movie. Modeling to me is like a vanilla mixed with chocolate, subtle as well as strong flavored. You just have to taste it, feel it! My goal is to be a successful model and a responsible person on the society. My role model is John and my favorite actress is Deepika. CHEST – 40” | WAIST – 32” | HEIGHT – 6’ | WEIGHT – 75kg
The inspiration from my near ones and friends filled me with passion for the world of glamor and brought me from my native city Lucknow to the ever growing fashion hub- Delhi. To me, being a model is so different from other professions as it shows my whole personality. Whatever I do, I do with FASHION! My goal is to become a super model and achieve great success in the world of fashion. My favorite actors are Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. I did many shows at different colleges before I got the opportunity to participate in Clear Fresh Face 2013. I also have couple of magazine projects and international fashion shows in my kitty.
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The groom who decorated his wedding with 99,999 roses to surprise his bride Groom Xiao Wang spent a year's salary on buying 99,999 red roses for his bride, Xiao Liu, for their wedding conducted in Chongqing, central China, where the number 999 is considered to be a good luck omen. The couple, both 24 years old, needed 30 cars to take the flowers to the service. They advertised on the internet for car owners and for helpers to stick the flowers on the vehicles. The flowers themselves were flown in from the other side of the country. 'I remembered that Liu loved these special roses and the idea just grew and grew. It was worth it all just to see the look on her face when she saw the cars,' said groom Wang. Liu who met Wang while they were at University together added, 'I mentioned a year ago I would like a romantic wedding; I can't believe he remembered, but it was amazing.' The groom also donated 20% of the cost of the roses to charity to get even more good luck.
The couple who got married inside a shark tank April Pignataro and Michael Curry of New York City got married in June 2010. The bride wore a white wetsuit and the groom wore a traditional black wetsuit as they climbed inside a 120,000 gallon shark tank to take their vows at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, N.Y. Both are experienced divers and were protected by a cage as sand sharks, nurse sharks, eels and a giant grouper circled around. They wore scuba gear and mikes that broadcasted their words to each other, as well as to friends and family. They said their â€œI dosâ€? over a radio transmitter with an officiant who did not get in the tank. The Chinese bride who wore a 200m-long dress to set a World record The bride from Guangzhou, China, set the world's longest bridal train record at 219 yards. The Chinese bride accented her gown with a train that was over 600 ft. long and weighed over 220 lbs. Xie Qiyun had this photos taken in front of a hotel in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province on her special day. According to Guinness, the longest wedding dress train measured 1362 m [4468 ft. 5.94 in] and was created by Andreas Evstratiou in Paphos, Cyprus.
The Russian couple who decided to get married while bicycling A couple of bicycle lovers decided to tie the knot in a very unusual but healthy way: by riding bicycles all over the city, accompanied of course by their cyclist guests
The couple who got married on a Bung-jump platform – and obviously jumped after saying yes Jeroen and Sandra Kippers of Brussels, Belgium, were lifted on a platform by crane up 160 feet in the air for their wedding ceremony. They were joined by the officiant and about 20 guests. Another platform held the musicians. After the vows, they made it official by bungee-jumping over the side! The company behind the nutty nuptials – Marriage In The Sky – have been inundated with requests from couples desperate to fling themselves off the end of the aisle. But the ultimate thrill-seekers' wedding doesn't have to end there – once the wedding party have all been lowered back to earth, guests can head skywards again – for a floating reception. Wedding guests are wowed with a threecourse wedding breakfast – all while strapped in to the dining chairs. The cost for such a spectacular ceremony? Around £25,000.
conceptsby MODELS: Yatin Sharma & Pari Dresses for Pari by: Bhawna
B E AU T I F U L YO U Chilly temperatures and cold winds can make your skin dry and itchy in winters. Confused? How to apply Makeup on dry skin?? Well hereâ€™s a 7 step try-ityourself guide by makeover expert Remanika Narula to get a glowy and soft look forâ€Ś
According to Remanika, every face is a blank canvas and every brush stroke creates something magical. Makeup enhances natural beauty but also builds confidence for everyday life.. Here's what you can try out:
Use cover-up: In winters, first the foremost apply a moisturizer and primer then use your favorite cover-up to cover any blemishes and dark circles. If you have oily skin, also use loose powder to take away shiny spots.
Work with your eyebrows: Fill in your eyebrows with an eyebrow brush. Make sure the color is about three shades lighter than your natural hair color. If you want to save some cash, just use a pencil brush and eye-shadow. It can get a little more messy looking, so apply carefully, then apply a highlighter on your brow-bone. Apply eye-shadow: Use a frosty color eye shadow, like a pale white with sparkles, and apply to your eyelids at the base. Don't go past the rime of your eyelid. Take a brown/gold color, and apply over your white eye-shadow. With a gold sparkly eye shadow, brush that over top of your brown/gold and white shadow. So you get three layers that really make your eyes stand out, for any color of eyes. Take your white sparkly eye-shadow again and place with your finger or a small brush onto the top of your eyelid. So wherever the highest place of your eye stops is where you should apply it. Apple eye liner: Take a white eyeliner pencil and rime your lower lash line. Use a blend brush if needed to make your eyeliner more natural looking. Line your upper lash line with a gel black liner. The gel black liner makes the gold stand out more. Also wing the eyeliner at the ends of your eyes to make them appear lager and will also look more fun and cute. Winged eye liners are quite in fashion these days.
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Now that you're done, you're ready for the winter day. On average, this look should take about seven minutes to do.
Apply Mascara: Before applying mascara curl up your lashes with 'lash curler' now it's time to use your black mascara to finish off your eyes!
Use Blush: Add a light pink or light cherry blush to bring your face to life.
Work on your lips: You can use red lip stick to finish off the look, or for a younger approach, use cherry lip gloss.
SOCIAL ANIMAL In an interview with Sumit Osmand Shaw for the song Aisa Aazaad
Hindustan Nahi Chahiye
which was launched this year and got great acclamation, he talks about how the song denotes the current scenario of our nation. After independence what all we have done to it, and not escaping to say that we all have been a part of this situation some way or another. The song talks about different aspects where we have failed, yet there is hope and the change will come.
umit, who lent his voice, says, "The
song is inspired by few Hindi poems written by two famous writers of different generations - Mr. Robin Shaw Pushp and Mr. Avdesh Preet. There verses have been used as the platform on which the songs stand high arranged lyrically by me. The renowned musician Ashvani Verma (of Euphoria fame) has done the music. It’s a rap number and the expressions are the key to give all of us a wake-up call.“ What was the release plan? To be very honest, it’s a song done by a group of people who believe in social change, hence there has been no budget for this yet the outcome is amazing. We did an online music video release, so that people can watch it on various online platforms and pass it around. Each click and each sharing denoted that we all love our country and will make a difference. Beside this the DVD’s and CD’s were with various TV and Radio channels. Since it was a non- commercial effort, it was their wish and will to share it with the mass.
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“I am doing
Do you feel this is the solution, for what we are facing? Well! To be honest all the efforts which were done were fruitful. So it hardly mattered what was the volume of the effort, all what mattered was that an effort was made. So in the same way, we creative people can do what we can do and other should do what they can. It’s a matter of doing our own bit, rest will follow. Any other interesting projects this year? Few of them as if for now …handling the creatives of an Indo–Polish documentary. During the World War II, the Jam sahib sheltered some 1,000 Polish children and few
few women. They lived in India for six years in total freedom and are now spread across the world. This documentary is about this emotional bonding which still exists. This film is shot at various locations of India and Poland. The other one is a main stream Hindi feature film. The idea is to make an intellectual masala film which not only gives messages but works as an entertainer we well. Hopefully this film should be in hands by the end of this year. I have written it and am directing it too. Few installations, short story –collections, an online magazine and some other interesting projects are also in the pipe-line.
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Quarter 4 2013 (Combo)