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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Aamir’s rockstar cousin Tariq launches ‘R D Burmania’
Reigning mega-hit ‘Dangal’ star Aamir Khan’s first cousin, Tariq Khan, who was tagged the dancing ‘rock-star’ of the 70’s, released the current edition of the popular book ‘R D Burmania’ authored by senior entertainment journalist, Chaitanya Padukone, along with composer Anand (of the Anand-Milind duo). Incidentally, the same duo had scored the chartbusting music of Aamir Khan’s debut hit film ‘Qayamat Sey Qayamat Tak’. The RDB-centric enlightening houseful event was convened by Pune-based ‘PanchamMagic’ fans association last week to mark the 23rd death anniversary of the celebrated Bollywood composer R D Burman. Although Tariq was making his formal public appearance after a long hiatus of 15 years, he made his zestful stage-entry as he ‘danced’ to one of his songs, sporting his trademark sunglasses. “It’s my honour to soft-launch this classic memoirs book ‘R D Burmania’, as I also owe my stardom during the 70’s mainly to the genius composer, besides my uncle Nasir Hussain-saab,” smiled Tariq, who has various iconic RDB retro-chartbusters picturised on him including ‘Tum Kya Jaano’ (sung by RDB), ‘Kya Hua Tera Vaada’, ‘Lekar Hum Deewana’ and ‘Aap Ke Kamre Mein’.

‘Baghtos Kay’ to release next month
The much awaited ‘Baghtos Kay Mujra Kar’ starring Aniket Vishwasrao, Hemant Dhome, Jitendra Joshi, Akshay Tanksale and Vikram Gokhale, directed by Hemant Dhome is all set to release on February 3. Recently, the trailer and music launch was held at the iconic Sinhgad Fort.

Relish classy piano performance at NCPA
The NCPA and the Olga & Jules Craen Foundation Presentation, Apurva Devarajan, present a versatile distinguished pianist from London and YMOY 2017, excellent sopranist, Subin Sebastian will perform the works of Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy & others at NCPA Experimental Theatre on Tuesday at 7 pm.

Sporting spirit of ‘Valay’
The film ‘Valay’ brings us the story of the struggles of a talented sportsman. Directed by Nikki Batra, the shooting of the film ‘Valay’ was recently completed and some scenes were shot in Filmcity. Some part of the film will be picturised in Nagpur as well. The large ensemble cast includes Aniket Kelkar, Resham Tipnis, Surekha Kudchi, Abhilasha Patil, Amisha Ambekar, Pradeep Patil, Aniket Mogre, Prateek Bhosle, Vaibhav Amte, Amit Lekhwani, Saira Khan, Pooja Bansode and Rusan Sheikh.

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