Ekta Kapoor to perform yagna at Maha Kumbh

Indo Asian News Service
30 January 2013

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor along with the cast of "Ek Thi Daayan" is set to perform a yagna at the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad.

H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, founder of Ganga Action Parivar and president of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, has invited Ekta and her "Ek Thi Daayan" team for the grand yagna Feb 9 at the Maha Kumbh.

She said she will be attending to get rid of all the negative energy.

Emraan Hashmi and Huma Qureshi will reach Allahabad as early as Feb 8, and engage in a series of innovative activities to promote the keenly awaited supernatural thriller. The team will reside in specially constructed tents on the banks of the Ganga, amid tight security.

"Ek Thi Daayan", co-produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and directed by Kannan Iyer, releases worldwide April 18.

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Priyanka jets off to Toronto

Bollywood's desi girl Priyanka Chopra has flown off to Toronto to attend Anokhi magazine's 10th anniversary event in Toronto, Feb 2.

"En route to Toronto to attend the Anokhi 10th anniversary event on Feb 2. Have some fun things planned... See you guys there!!" Priyanka tweeted Wednesday.

The event, which takes place in association with Johnnie Walker at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, is being hosted in honor of reaching an incredible milestone: 10 years of publishing Anokhi magazine, with the launch of the 10th anniversary collector's edition releasing in January 2013.

Launched in 2002, Anokhi Media is a multi-platform brand which creates, distributes and promotes lifestyle and entertainment content about the cosmopolitan, global South Asian, through a quarterly magazine, weekly newsletter, websites, social media & live events.

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Big B can fly planes!

Not many know that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is known for his acting, can also fly airplanes.

During the grand finale of "India's Prime Icon", the inimitable actor disclosed his hidden talent.

Not only that, the 70-year-old revealed that at one point in his life he had wished to join the Air Force.

He also spoke about the heights he hoped to reach, which today seem as a fairly low goal when compared to the status he has achieved.

"Yes I did take up flying. And if there ever is an emergency and you are in the aircraft, I may be able to land that plane," he said.

However, showing off his humorous side, the legendary actor quickly added, "provided it's a glider".

Amitabh was chosen as the winner of "India's Prime Icon". The episode of the show airs Friday on Big CBS Prime.

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