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Behind the Scenes : ‘Barfi’ Uk Film Launch

Behind the scenes: ‘Barfi’ UK film launch

My friend Tony@Canvas got in touch to ask if I was free to help out at the ‘Barfi’ film launch last week. Hmmm the chance to be around Priyanka and Ranbir? HELL YES! I’ve been to many a fashion pr day but a film launch- never. There were two days of jam packed press interviews and a CRAZY meet and greet with the fans at Cineworld Feltham.

At the Press Day entrance- Ranbir was doing the promos alone on the first day.

In the evening we headed to Feltham where the fans went crazy for Ranbir! I’ve never seen anything like it! After signing autographs and taking pics with fans he judged a dance competition where some fans did their best Panchee dance and Ranbir sweetly joined in with them.

On the second day the Ohhh sooo gorgeous Priyanka Chopra joined Ranbir for the promos. She was promoting the film as well as answering questions on her eagerly awaited new single ‘In My City’ ft Will.i.am which is out Sept 13th.

Interview with B4U

PC looked super hot and mega love for the gorgeous Pop Att Shubh Labh necklace (Hindi for Good Luck)

The film itself is a sweet romantic comedy with Ranbir as Murphy a hearing and speech impaired guy who sees the lightness and joy in life. He’s joined by Priyanka Chopra as Jhilmil an autistic girl and I’leana D’Cruz who makes her Bollywood debut in the film. Enjoy the trailer and the film is out Sept 14th.

And thanks Tony for inviting me along!

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An Audience with Madhuri Dixit @ BBC

06 March 2012

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING afternoon at the recording of An audience with Madhuri Dixit @ BBC! The lovely Tony @ Canvas London contacted me a couple of weeks ago asking if I’d like to go as his plus one. I’ve been stupidly excited about today ever since! Before we went into the theatre, I managed to talk to Husain Husaini the Head of Programmes at the BBC Asian Network. We talked about his varied 20 year career at the network and about some of the new programmes coming up this year, but as they haven’t all been fully confirmed I can’t reveal all! Trust me it’s EXCITING.

(I was sat behind Madhuri’s husband and can’t quite believe I got these amazing pics)

So to the event, the radio presenter Noreen Khan came on stage looking oh so glam herself and introduced Madhuri on stage. Madhuri stepped into the theatre and I like everybody else in that theatre could not take my eyes off her. She’s such a stunning natural beauty and I loved her beautiful brocade and velvet Anju Modi outfit – a true B-town Queen!

Noreen guided the conversation through Madhuri’s film career from her debut in Adobh through to her breakthrough film Ram Lakhan and to the super hits Dil, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Tezaab. Madhuri gave the audience an insight into the cheekiness of Amir Khan, her close friendship with Shah Rukh Khan and her own thoughts on the evolution of Bollywood Cinema.

They went on to talk about her happy personal life and then on to future film projects. Will we be seeing Madhuri up on screen again soon? She says it’s a definite watch this space!…I’d love to see her in a female-centric role similar to the powerful roles Vidya Balan’s takes on. She’s too talented to let her slip away so all you B-Town script writers get scribbling and make it good!!!

I’ll end the post on Mahduri’s Maar Dala because its one of my favorites. She really is one of Bollywoods best dancers and I love the grace and beauty in the song’s choreography and the way she performs it.

ohhh and for anyone that’s around tomorrow, Madhuri will be unvieling her new wax work at Madame Tussaud’s at 8 a.m

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