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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Swaranjali fest
'Swaranjali', the annual Indian Classical Music festival will be held at the Nehru Centre, Worli, between January 4-6 daily at 7.00 pm (every day). This festival was launched in 2002 to pay homage to the late Pundit Suresh Haldankar, the late Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and the late Padmabhushan Pandit C.R.Vyas.

‘Sureela Savera’ with Ustad Amjad
Pancham Nishad, in association with State Cultural Department is presenting – 'A Spiritual Morning' with living legend Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan along with his two talented sons Amaan and Ayaan, at the iconic Gateway of India on Sunday January 7. The public event is scheduled to start at the stroke of sunrise (6.30 am) and entry is free for all.

Maharashtra Sanmaan awards
Marathi cinema and Bollywood's evergreen versatile lead actress Varsha Usgaonkar, stunning NSD repertory alumnus model-actress Eakta Raj (Shrivastava) honoured as Bollywood ‘star discovery’ 2018, Member of Parliament Gajanan Kirtikar, media editor Abhijit Rane, popular ace comedian Sunil Pal, senior actor Ali Khan, BK Tambe, Himanshu Jhunjhunwala, distinguished film journalist Chaitanya Padukone, comperes Saundarya Garg and Sagarbhai Sayani, junior magician Swarang Randive and singer Namrata Das, were among those who were felicitated on stage with the ‘Maharashtra Sanmaan-Mumbai Sandhya-Achievers’ Award. The socio-cultural event, in its seventh year, which also had invitee-guests like vivacious theatre-actress-model Kiranjeet Kaur, was held recently at the ISKCON auditorium and was convened by social crusader-and print media editor Rajendra Mane and his publisher-editor wife Savita Jankar-Mane.

‘Odh’ music launched
The music of the new Marathi film 'Odh' (attraction) was recently launched The film has been directed by Nagesh Darak and S.R. Towar. The songs have been sung by Swapnil Bandodkar, Neha Rajpal, Vaishali Made, Anandi Joshi and Javed Ali. The film seeks to depict different aspects of friendship and brings before viewers a new romantic pair – Ganesh Towar and Ulka Gupta. The film is expected to be a rage among youngsters. Mohan Joshi, Bhau Kadam, Bharat Ganeshpure, Shashikant Ketkar and Jaywant Bhalekar have essayed important roles. The film presented by Sonali Entertainment House is slated to hit silver screen on January 19, 2018

Vikram Gokhale as saffron leader
Noted actor Vikram Gokhale, will be seen as ‘leader’ in saffron attire, sporting saffron 'tikka', in big budget Marathi film 'Rashtra', slated to be released this year. The film is directed by Bunty Singh,. The film’s message is reservation doesn’t sustains relations but in fact it breaks the relations. Ramdas-bhau Athavale, Raju-ji Shetty, Mohan Joshi, Rohini Hattangadi, Milind Gunaji, Sanjay Narvekar, Deepak Shirke are all playing important roles. The music has been scored by Nikhil Kamat.

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