Kamal Sharma
Kamal Sharma

urmila matandokar1IndiaTv934aa8_preity_marriageAfter numerous denials, PREITY ZINTA married her long time boyfriend GENE GOODENOUGH at a simple ceremony in the presence of close friends like Susanne Roshan and family in Los Angeles, USA on February 28,2016 and then URMILA MATONDKAR took everyone by surprise and married Kashmiri model & actor MIR MOHSIN AKHTAR at a private ceremony in Mumbai on March 3,2016. While Gene is a financial analyst, Mir Mohsin Akhtar has modelled for designer Manish Malhotra, the only one from Bollywood present at the ceremony, and also was seen in films like LUCK BY CHANCE & IT’S A MAN’S WORLD.

Preitry Zinta will have a huge reception in Mumbai for her bollywood & IPL friends, however, Urmila hasn’t revealed any plans. ASIAN JOURNAL wishes both a very happy marriage life !

Dilwale’s Gerua is the Song of The Year!

399991-gerua-2Hummable Gerua song from Shahrukh Khan’s DILWALE was declared the ‘ Song of the Year ‘ at 8th Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards 2016 while Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s BAJIRAO MASTANI won the ‘ Album of the Year ‘ award at a glittering ceremony attended by many bollywood luminaries like Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Hrithik & Rakesh Roshan,

Talat Aziz, Khayyam, Jagjit Kaur, Pyarelal, Nitin Mukesh and many more. Music director PRITAM won the ‘ Music Composer of the Year ‘ award while music director RAJESH ROSHAN was honored with Life-Time achievement award in yet another magnificent ceremony conducted by SONU NIGAM. Here’s a complete list of all the winners….

Song of the Year
Song: Gerua
Film: Dilwale

Album of the Year
Bajirao Mastani

Male Vocalist of the Year
Male singer: Papon
Song: Moh Moh Ke Dhaage
Film: Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Female Vocalist of the Year
Female singer: Shreya Ghoshal
Song: Mohe Rang do Laal
Film: Bajirao Mastani

Music Composer of the Year
Music Composer: Pritam Chakraborty
Song: Gerua
Film: Dilwale

Lyricst of the Year
Lyricst: Varun Grover
Song: Moh Moh ke Dhaage
Film: Dum Laga ke Haisha

Life Time Achievement Award
Rajesh Roshan

Face of Dhinchak music

Make it Large Award
Sanjay Leela Bhanshali

Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year
Male Singer: Jubin Nautiyal
Song: Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata (reprise)
Film: Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Upcoming Female Vocalist of the Year
Female Singer: Payal Dev
Song: Ab Tujhe Jaane Na Doongi
Film: Bajirao Mastani

Upcoming Music Composer of the Year
Music composer: Amaal Malik
Song: Sooraj Dooba Hai
Film: Roy

Upcoming Lyricist of the Year
Lyricist: Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay
Song: Tu Hai ki Nahin
Film: Roy

Indi Pop Song of the Year
Song: Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon
Album: Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon (single)

Raag Based Song of the Year
Song: Albela Sajan
Film: Bajirao Mastani

Programmer & Arranger of the Year
Programmer & Arranger: Shail Hada & Pritesh Mehta
Song: Deewani Mastani
Film: Bajirao Mastani

Sound Engineer of the Year
Sound Engineer: Tanay Gajjar
Song: Deewani Mastani
Film: Bajirao Mastani

Background Score of the Year
Background Score: Sanchit Balhara
Film: Bajirao Mastani

Listener’s Choice Song of the Year
Song: Agar Tum Saath Ho
Film: Tamasha

Tax-Free Neerja Becomes the Most Profitable Hit of 2016!

sonam-kapoor-neerja-759Aligarh-Movie-New-Poster-ReleasedAfter being declared tax-free in Maharashtra, Sonam Kapoor & Shabana Azmi’s much acclaimed NEERJA has now been declared tax-free in Delhi, UP & Gujarat as well as the film continues to be the most popular film of masses all over. Despite the release of acclaimed ALIGARH & TERE BIN LADEN 2 last week, NEERJA remained the no.1 choice of all as the film has already made over 157% profit and could end up as the most profitable film of 2016. Meanwhile, Hansal Mehta’s critically acclaimed film ALIGARH continues to be surrounded in controversy as demonstrators stopped the screening in many UP cities and the Mayor of Aligarh has demanded a ban on the screening for bringing disrepute to the city of Aligarh. Tere Bin Laden 2 fizzled out as well but all eyes are on Vicky Kaushal’s musical ZUBAAN and Prakash Jha’s JAI GANGAJAL and it’s to be seen how khan-2JAI GANGAJAL will do as Priyanka Chopra continues to be out of India for the shoot of her Hollywood projects. Shahrukh Khan’s father-in-law Col. Chhibbar passed away in Delhi and tributes are pouring in to GAURI for her father’s sudden death. Tickets for KAIFI AUR MAIN with SHABANA AZMI, JAVED AKHTAR & JASWINDER SINGH are going fast as it would be the first Indian concert at prestigious HARD ROCK CASINO in Coquitlam and more information can be obtained from KAMAL’S VIDEO PALACE at (604)592-9777 or (604)833-1977. This week’s YAADEIN is a tribute to famous poet & bollywood lyricist NIDA FAZLI SAHAB and it can be seen on Sunday, March 6th at 1 PM on SMC#116.and with that a very HAPPY MAHASHIVRATRI to all !

Kamal Sharma, president of Kamal’s Video Palace, the biggest Indian video store in North America and concert promoter since 1994, is a popular TV host on Shaw Multicultural Channel of “Kamal’s Top 5 Hits” and “YAADEIN,” the longest running South Asian TV shows for more than 31 years.