WHOSANE aka Hussain is a busy man these days. Outgrowing his private parties and discotheque days, he had floated Audio File, an event management outfit. Then he cut an album named Moksh, a fusion of Indian classical and European dance rhythms in a curious mixture of techno and trance. Now he’s signing on as music director for Bollywood film Danger, starring model Jas Arora and Tara Deshpande. Sane, Who, did you ask?
SINGER Kamaal Khan’s real-life love may be MTV VJ Amr-ita Arora, but his debut album Uh, Oh jaane jaana launched diminutive model Shaheen Khan. Hers was the face of Pears Fairness Cream and other beauty products, now it’s The Body Beautiful of music videos like the qawwali remix and singer Sukhbir’s Solva Saal. Next is her appearance in Indo-Canadian pop singer Jazzi B’s video. She’s got it all right, right?
WITH ace director Ram Gopal Varma churning out one well-made film after the other, the focus firmly on Urmila Matondkar, this Maharashtrian mulgi couldn’t possibly ask for more. With Mast and a host of other prominent releases in the pipeline, we believe she has also been signed on to promote a big jew-ellery product. No specifics yet, but that cat-who’s-had-the-cream smile says it all, doesn’t it?.
COCA Cola CEO Douglas Ivester came to India to understand its market. Hence his visits to some retail outlets in Delhi and his desire to take tips on rural marketing from HLL head K.B. Dadiseth. The last didn’t happen as Dadiseth couldn’t come to Delhi. Ivester travelled to a plant near Hyderabad and watched current hit Taal in a local hall. Coke officials painted the town red, little knowing it’s Thums Up that sells in Charminar City.
KANG to King, Mr to Lord, it’s been a long journey for Tarsem King who came to England from Jalandhar all of 35 years ago. Soon he joined the Labour party and became the first Asian to become Counse-llor from Bromwich, Midlands. Then to Justice of Peace and now the Lordship has been a happy climb, one which began with his manufacturing packaging material. It’s still continuing for this King Kang.