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dayita Goldie

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Fireworks are guaranteed when the two hottest hunks get together for a film.

Especially when their last outing, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi? was such a great success.

Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan star with Preity Zinta in Shirish Kunder's directorial debut, Jaan-E-Man.

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The film is a romantic comedy, where Salman plays a stud and Akki dons glasses to feature in a geekier avatar.

The trailers have just hit the airwaves and producer Sajid Nadiadwala has apparently gone all out with the budget to make this a memorable promo, featuring top-notch special effects and AR Rahman's musicians from Chennai.

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Jaan-E-Man is set to release on October 20, for the Eid/Diwali weekend.

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Rahman returns to top Tamil slot with 'Jillunu...'
Aparna Nath  [Tuesday, August 22, 2006]

Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) It is after a long gap that a Tamil album by A.R. Rahman has hit the market, and the "Jillunu Oru Kadhal" is certainly different. It has hit the right chord with listeners and captured the top slot.

The top five Tamil albums are:

1. "Jillunu Oru Kadhal" - Music: A.R. Rahman. Rahman has given an old-world charm to this album, a 1950s touch. And it is growing on people, especially the title song.

2. "Vallavan" - Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja. Yuvan Shankar Raja churns out album after album and most of them are huge hits. This too is quite popular, especially the song "Loose penne" sung by Silambarasan and Blaze.

3. "Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi" - Music: Sabesh-Murali. If the Rahman album reminds music lovers of the Hindi songs of 1950s, this album is a reminder of Tamil songs of the same decade.

4. "Vettayadu Vilayadu" - Music: Harris Jayaraj. With the film to be released next week, the sales of the album are sure to pick up.

5. "Aran" - Music: Joshua Sridhar. This time Sridhar is not enjoying the kind of success he had with "Kadhal", but the song "Mugilae" sung by Srinivas is a hit.

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TOGETHER THEY ROCK! Band members of Aasma
They might appear 40 minutes late but they wear their celebrity status lightly. Channel V created Aasma, but Neeti, Vasudha, Jimmy and Sangeet have sustained it. They are late because they insist on make-up and jackets, after lunch, and before appearing publicly. They pose for cameras with a disarming enthusiasm. When their manager yells, "Give me action!" they respond with exaggerated pouts, open shirt buttons and long-live-rock-and-roll gestures. After the photo-shoot, they eagerly crowd around the camera to see their actions in images. Even after a short interaction, their cheer and merriment show their camaraderie. Sangeet Haldipur, wearing a black jacket, says, "It has been a progressive gelling." With the looks of a model and exposed chest, Jimmy Felix quips, "We are still learning about each other." Vasudha, in pink interrupts, "We love being together." Crazy gang In rapid fire Neeti adds, "We have a great chemistry." Jimmy with an underhand smile professes, "All four of us are literally mad." Vasu elaborates, "Pre-show and post-show we are mad." They are unfazed by the crash and burn of the previous Channel V discovery, VIVA. They take success in their stride and feel they will survive with the right priorities. They know that comparisons are unavoidable but feel that they have the passion to hold together against the odds. Considering the absence of airs and conceits, Sangeet's comment, "Even after three years it hasn't sunk in," seems believable. The band is quick to attribute their existence to Channel V. He asserts, "They are like our parents. They have created us, raised us and now have let us go." "From 1000 to 100 to 25 to eight and then four," says Neeti, with earrings jangling, describing the selection process of Channel V. At first, she recounts, a kilometre long queue of 3000 aspirants in Delhi deterred her. But the next morning she queued up for the auditions at 5 a.m. Jimmy, who travelled from Jaipur for the audition, had to sleep in his car when he came down to the Capital. Of Aasma he says simply, "It has changed my life." "But in Jaipur he was already a star," Vasu quickly adds, giving him his due. "He had a band. Only now his reach has increased." Discussing what worked in their favour over thousands of other candidates, they say that Channel V was looking for people with musical talent and onstage lan. Jimmy suggests, "They were looking for performers, not just singers." They laugh riotously and mock each other in good humour. They insist that politically incorrect jokes not be quoted. They are quick to mention their strengths. "We are four differently talented people," says Sangeet. Jimmy lays out their individual talents. "Sangeet is great at Jazz. Neeti can do both classical and Western. While Vasu can sing Alanis or a bhajan equally well." No celebrity airs Together, however, their USP, Neeti says, is, "We are not onstage celebrities. It is not a celebration for just the crowd, it is a celebration for us too." Sangeet, always the one for a quick byte, laughs, "To love the crowd you have to be the crowd." Their biggest challenge, interestingly, is corporate gigs; the biggest achievement is to get the businessman on the floor. For this under-25 band, Aasma stands for "youth, energy and warmth." While they have sung for Shamir Tandon (music director of Page 3 and Corporate) and for a forthcoming movie Mirror, their ardent wish is to work with their favourite, A.R. Rahman. "Let us sing!" they scream out to him and hope he hears.

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dayita Goldie

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Hottest Singers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh & the Caribbean to set the Stage on Fire at the Bollywood Music Awards.

The Bollywood Music Awards 2006 will be the 7th annual gala event of international stature honoring the outstanding achievements of Indian music-Makers, singers, and musicians during the prior year. Unlike any Music Awards of its kind, the event will bring together the top music-makers, singers, musicians and the hottest celebrities together to honor the colliding worlds of music and films. The Awards will be held on Saturday, Nov 4th 2006 at the world-famous Mark. G. Etess arena in the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey where major artists from Britney Spears, Sting, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey to Shakira have performed. The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is one of the largest casinos in the world, with slot machines, gaming tables, poker tables and a state-of-the-art simulcast facility. Unprecedented in craftsmanship and opulence, the awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece is filled with the finest carpets, chandeliers and works of art in the tradition of the world's most grand and enchanting palaces. Among the billion dollar property's most remarkable statistics is the $14 million worth of German crystal chandeliers, including 245,000 piece chandeliers in the casino alone, each valued at a cost of $250,000. At the Bollywood Music Awards, both the spheres of Music and films will come together for one glamorous evening in the heart of Atlantic City. Awards will be given to India's most popular music makers and hottest singers. Top musicians will present their compositions on the stage and dancers from America will set the stage on fire. The most extensive and elaborate preparations are underway to make the Bollywood Music Awards Night a spectacular and dazzling event. The Bollywood Music Awards is hosted under the Bollywood Group which has had major stars and celebrities participate in our events e.g. Michael Jackson. Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Jeane Claude Vandamme, Steven Seagal, David Hasselhoff, Tyra Banks etc.The front rows of these awards have been lined with virtually the entire Bollywood galaxy of stars (Shah Rukh Khan,Aishwarya Rai,Sanjay Dutt, Rani Mukerji, Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor, etc.) Past singers who have set the stage on fire at the previous Bollywood Music Awards include: From India: A.R. Rahman,Sonu Nigam,Udit Narayan,Kumar Sanu,Abhijit,Harry Anand,Malkit Singh,Sukhbi, Pankaj Udhas,Hans Raj Hans, Jassi, Mahendra Kapoor, Shamak Davar, Shanker Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh, Kunal Ganjawala, Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik , Sunidhi Chauhan, Richa Sharma, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Gunjan, Manasi Scott, Vasundra DasAnamika , Jaspinder Narula, Anooradha Sriram. From U.K. RDB, Jazzy B, Juggy D, Rouge, Veronica, Sophia. From Canada: Raghav, Josh From Pakistan: Rahat Nusret Fateh Ali Khan, Abrar-Ul-Haq, Amir Jamal, Najam Sheeraz, Jawad Ahmad ,Sajad Ali, Ali Zafar, Fakhr-e-Alam , Hadiqa Kiayani, Junoon From the Caribbean: Terry Gajraj Celia, Rooplal Girdharie Calypso Rose, Indar Kanhai, Rikki Jai , Ravi Bissambhar, ,Arrow,Devendra Pooran From Bangladesh: Sevru Dev, Runa Laila, Kumar Bishwajit, Baby Naznin, Shakila Zafar From the U.S: Michael Jackson, Steven Seagal, Chaka Khan, C&C Music Factory, Truth Hurts, Latin Artists: Jos Feliciano, Maria Conchito Alonso and Alabina from Israel, Bombay Vikings from Sweden,


The Bollywood Music Awards 2006 will feature super talented singers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Carribean as follows: Sukhwinder Singh: Chaiyya Chaiyya, Rang De Basanti, Title song of the movie "Omkara" Kailash Kher: Mangal Mangal from Mangal Pandey and O Sikander from the movie "Corporate" Kumar Sanu: India's Phenomenon -Ek ladki ko dekha to from 1942-Love Story,Ladki Badi Anjani Hai (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), Tujhe Dekha To from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge Terry Gajraj - Caribbean's Soca and Chutney King, of the "Larki" or "Cricket" song fame, Anuradha Sriram of the Chunari Chunari fame of Biwi No 1 Mika Singh whose song "Something Something" will make you tap your feet with his high bhangra beats. Indian Idol Sandeep Acharya's album Mere Saath Sarah Jahan will keep the audience in awe. Karunya: Indian Idol Finalist-will paint pictures with his voice Sophie Choudry: topmost V.J. and Remix Queen will perform to "Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya and "Jadugar Saiya". Shafqat Ali: The super voice of "Mitwa" song from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna Shahida Mini: Pakistan's hottest and sizzling singer Tanvir Shaheen: Thrilling Bangladeshi sensational Sona Family: Breathtaking U.K's number one Bhangra group will perform to the biggest global hit"Ek Galasi Do Galasi" The show will be hosted by popular VJ and the remix queen Sophie Choudhury with 15 dazzling performers. For further information on tickets or anything else, please call 516-248-8777or log onto to our website for online purchase for further details.

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STALIN - Digital Downloads
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, August 22, 2006]

As always, IndiaGlitz is the first to bring you, the track listing of Megastar's magnum opus, STALIN, with Trisha, directed by A.R.Murugadas and produced by Nagendrababu. The audio will be released on the evening of Megastar's Birthday, Aug 22nd 2006 (as of this writing) and will hit the market on 23rd morning.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE SONGS WILL BE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR LEGAL DOWNLOADS ON RAAGA.COM. The music will not be available for streaming or downloading on other websites.

With music by Mani Sharma, the album features 6 tracks. Audio is being releaed by Aditya Music. Other than STALIN, the company has obtained the audio rights to some of the prestigious projects including Nag's BOSS and AR.Rahman's next, Nuvvu...Nenu...Prema..., starring Surya, Jyothika and Bhoomika.

Aditya Music is bent on cracking down on Online Music piracy. Mr. Umesh, Managing Director at Aditya Music says "We are aware of many of these websites who are doing these illegal activities  from both within and outside India, especially the US, Canada and Europe. We are going after all these websites who are publishing our content and infringing upon our copyrights. We will come down upon them with severity."

So if you run a website or involved in the publishing of songs for streaming or downloading, please be sure to read this legal notice from Aditya Music.

BANNER : Anjana Productions
HERO : 'Mega star' Chiranjeevi
HEROINE :  Trisha
MUSIC : Mani Sharma
AUDIO : Aditya Music
PRODUCER : K.Nagendrababu
DIRECTOR : A.R.Murugadas
YEAR : 8 / 2006

1. Song: Go Go Gova
    Singers : Ranjith, Mahalakshmi
    Lyric Writer : Sriram

2. Song: Siggutho Chi Chi
    Singers :  Hariharan, Sadana sargam
    Lyric Writer : Peddada Murthy

3. Song: I Wanna Spider Man
    Singers :  Naveen, Rita
    Lyric Writer : Kandikonda

4. Song: Thobare Thoba
    Singers :  S.P.Balasubramanyam , Sunitha
    Lyric Writer : Anantha Sriram

5. Song: Suryude Selavni
    Singers :  S.P.Balasubramanyam
    Lyric Writer : Suddala Ashok Teja

6. Song: Parare Parare
    Singers : Shankar Mahadevan
    Lyric Writer : Anantha Sriram
dayita Goldie

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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 12:36am | IP Logged

Originally posted by doly_455

grt articles dayita.......

....waitin for the first fan of the week

Thnaks Doly.

We will have our First FOW as soon as  voting is completed.

dayita Goldie

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Posted: 26 August 2006 at 12:39am | IP Logged

Hi all,

How are you...

Dolly you are right we need to do somthing is it if we have some one as the "ARRahman Fan of the Week"?

it would be something like member of this club would be selected each week and the other members of this club can ask him or her questions regarding Rahmanji!

FOW would be selected on the basis on the votes of the other members.plz dont suggest your name..and not mine at this moment vote for your fav member plz send me pm with the subject "ARR Fan of The Week"


So Members plz start voting.

You should PM me before 30th August.

dayita Goldie

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India Abroad News Service - Interview

A R Rahman - on the brink of worldwide acclaim

Lisa Tsering
India Abroad News Service - july 2000

New York, June 5 -- Being roped in by international playwright Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Shekhar Kapur to compose the music for the former's next stage spectacular, "Bombay Dreams," Allah Rakha Rahman, or A.R. Rahman, is today on the brink of being discovered by a Western audience.

India's most sought-after music director, who wants the whole world to hear his music, has been given full artistic freedom for Webber's stage production, based on the Indian film industry. He has set up a studio in London where he will be working on the project in between his Indian film assignments. Rahman discloses he is considering working for another international project, "The Thief of Baghdad," but has not finalized it yet.

Rahman, who has sold an estimated 40 million albums in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, was in New York to accept an award for his score for Subhash Ghai's 1999 musical love story "Taal" at the Zee Gold Bollywood awards presentation. He described the challenges that now lay ahead in an interview with the California newspaper India-West.


First of all, do you prefer to be called Allah Rakha? Or A.R. Rahman?

A.R. M.C. Hammer (laughs).

Do you feel a very great responsibility now that you've been named to the "Bombay Dreams" project?

There has been a great responsibility when I started, actually. It's not a sudden thing. When I did my first film, "Roja," my main intention was that the music should go beyond the walls of India and should be heard all over. Indian culture should be accessible to everyone, even for young people.

How will composing for the international stage be different for you?

See, the main thing that strikes them - the Really Useful group (Webber's production company) - is that it's accessible to them and it's accessible to the Asians too. It's going to be the same way.

What is it? The person goes to Bombay to try to be a star...

No, no, no (laughs). You'll get to know when it's ready. There is a lot of traditional stuff, the way they started this originally, but I've been given the liberty to develop this any which way I want. So in fact, I have set up a studio in my flat near the campus of the Really Useful Group in London. So I started to break tradition there.

Once this starts, will you be stopping your Indian projects for a while?

I'm not going to stop, because that was the inspiration. That is my inspiration. All the films have been my inspiration to the whole "Bombay Dreams" itself. If I stop that, I will feel unconnected from my roots. So I said I will probably work 20-30 days in the United Kingdom, and then go back to my projects.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Everything. I feel the whole world is like one. There are different cultures, but you get moved, and even when they listen to a "raag" like in "Vande Mataram" I did, or the Bombay theme or anything, they hear the "raag" and they feel they can tell what the pulse is, I can see tears sometimes and I can see joy sometimes. So it doesn't have any language.

I heard that you like to work all night and sleep all day.

Mostly (laughs). When I work during the day, I get a lot of phone calls, and a lot of decisions need to be made. I have to come out of my trance. So nights are better for me. Mainly when I do overdubs and things it's during the day. My own work, whenever I write and do creative work, though, is mostly at night.

Let's talk about the singing. You have the ability to coax these incredible performances out of incredible singers, be it a Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurty, or Udit Narayan, or in "Dil Se," making Lata Mangeshkar sound like she was 20 years old. What is your secret for pushing them?

See, the main thing is for them to get comfortable. When they come to sing a track, it shouldn't be like an exam, they should have fun. First of all, you set up an environment for them. The vibes are much better than if they are thinking, "I have to go in one hour." So they come to Madras and it's almost like a holiday for them. They come to the studio and they have endless time. There's no other artists waiting. Once they start singing, I just keep recording all the candid performances. Whatever they sing.

The demands of singing on the Broadway stage require a whole different set of pipes than the studio singing and the Indian classical singing. You are going to be working with a completely different breed of singer entirely.

That is quite a difficult task, to find talent like that. But we have time to train them, as long as the compositions work. That's a very tough task, and we'll probably come to that stage in a couple of months so we'll know then. But there are so many equally talented people coming up, we may be surprised to find someone excellent and good-looking.

Why don't you work with Kumar Sanu?

I did work with Kumar Sanu once, in "Kabhi Na Kabhi," but he sings in a different, traditional Bollywood kind of style. Most of my stuff is ... freaky, you know? (laughs) I mean, my school is slightly different. Maybe it's how you reach people rather than having any type of type-casting in mind.

What are your current projects?

"Lagaan" with Amir Khan and "Zubeida" with Shyam Benegal, and "One Two ka Four" with Shah Rukh Khan. The playback singers will be Lata, Asha Bhosle, the pop singer Raageshwari, Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, plus a couple of new singers - Poonam and Mahalakshmi.

Besides Webber are there any Western collaborators in the wings?

There is The "Thief of Baghdad," a film which is a co-production between Hollywood and Madras, which we might collaborate on but we still haven't done it.

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