Maithili Bhosekar crowned Ms International World Petite

Recently, Dr Maithili Bhosekar was crowned Ms International World Petite 2022 at the prestigious Ms International World beauty pageant held in The Bahamas. The event saw Maithili representing Canada and competing against talented women from numerous countries.

Maithili, who is a General Dentist based in Toronto, Canada, wowed the judges and audience with her confidence and passion on stage. Earlier, she has walked many fashion shows for various designers in Canada, and has also filmed for a music video and a restaurant commercial.

She has also done multiple photoshoots, and has been featured in Stylecruze magazine and various other bridal magazines.  In 2018, Maithili was crowned Miss Talent at the Miss South Asia Canada pageant for her dancing skills.

Born in Mumbai, Maithili grew up in India, Nigeria and Canada. She has faced many difficult situations in life, but has always remained positive and determined. This determination and hard work paid off when she was crowned Ms International World Petite 2022.

“I am so grateful and honored to have been chosen as Ms International World Petite 2022,” said the new international beauty pageant queen after the win. “This is a dream come true for me, and I am so excited for the opportunities and experiences that this title will bring. I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I hope my journey continues inspiring others to follow their dreams and never give up.”

Maithili’s win was met with widespread celebration and congratulations from friends, family, and fans around the world. Many took to social media to express their support and admiration for her. Maithili was trained and mentored by The International Glamour Project.

The Ms International World Petite pageant is an annual event that aims to promote and celebrate the accomplishments of women from around the globe. It is one of the largest and most prestigious pageants in the world, and has been very popular on the fashion scene for more than a decade.

“We are so proud of Maithili and her accomplishment,” said pageant organizer Angela Posillico. “She is an inspiration to women everywhere, and we know that she will represent the Ms International World Petite title with grace and poise. We can’t wait to see all that she will achieve in the coming years.”

Maithili’s win is a testament to her talent, dedication and determination. She is an inspiration to women everywhere. And like with many beauty pageant winners, we wonder if this win brings about assignments for her in the entertainment industry too.

Twinkle Arora’s dance sequences leave viewers in awe

Anyone who has seen the versatile actress Twinkle Arora dance in the superhit Colors show Udaariyaan would know the vigour and spirit she puts into her dance moves.

Her fans on Instagram who watch her dance videos also swear by her dancing prowess.

From her graceful and expressive movements to her precise footwork, Twinkle has captivated audiences with her performances. Throughout her career, Twinkle has always had a passion for dance, and it shows in her dedication to perfecting her craft. She spends countless hours rehearsing and practicing, and it has paid off in the form of breathtaking dance sequences in her show as well as her Instagram that have left viewers in awe.

Twinkle is grateful for the love and support she has received from her fans. Expressing her thoughts on dance, she says, “Dance has always been a part of who I am, and I am so thankful to my fans for their appreciation of my passion. To me, dance is not just about the steps or the music, but about expressing myself and telling a story through movement. It is a way for me to connect with others and bring joy to their lives, and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.”

In fact, as Twinkle’s career continues to grow, many are speculating that she could be a perfect fit for films in the future. With her undeniable talent and charisma, there is no doubt that Twinkle Arora has a bright future ahead of her, and fans can’t wait to see what she does next.

‘Russia’s love for Bollywood has come full circle from Raj Kapoor to Pushpa Raj,’ says Preetisheel

Pushpa: The Rise recently premiered in Russia, with the team traveling across the country for the event. The film was released in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December, and both screenings were met with an amazing response from Russian fans.

The team, which included Icon Star Allu Arjun, actress Rashmika Mandana, and director Sukumar, was thrilled to be welcomed with overwhelming enthusiasm by their Russian fans. In addition to being released in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Pushpa: The Rise was also featured at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Indian Film Festival, which was held in 24 Russian cities.

From Mumbai, character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza, who curated the unique looks the now iconic characters of Allu Arjun as Pushpa Raj, Rashmika Mandanna as Srivalli and Fahadh Faasil as SP Bhanwar Singh Shekawat in the film, expressed her excitement at seeing the film being recognized internationally.

“The response from fans has been one of great excitement and happiness. As far as Bollywood’s legacy with Russia goes, we have come a long way. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Russia’s love for Bollywood has come full circle from Raj Kapoor to Pushpa Raj,” she quips, reminiscing how Raj Kapoor was a craze in Russia once upon a time.

The National Award-winning makeup and prosthetic expert, along with her partner husband Mark D’souza, runs Da Makeup Lab; India’s No.1 makeup, hair and prosthetic studio based in the high-profile Versova locality of Mumbai.

Apart from Pushpa: The Rise, the state-of-the-art studio has designed transformational looks for movies such as Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, 102 Not Out, Housefull 4, Mom, Bala, Chhichhore, Bunty Aur Babli 2 as well as the Southern megahit Master. It is now working for Pushpa’s sequel titled Pushpa: The Rule.

The World Gifters band releases debut music video “Yeshu Masih Ki Jai” in praise of Christ

Music is a universal language. So what better than a song on the Lord which resonates with the universe. That’s the goal and mission behind the music band The World Gifters creating their debut song and music video, “Yeshu Masih Ki Jai,” in praise of Jesus Christ.

Released on YouTube as a Christmas bonanza, “Yeshu Masih Ki Jai” has The World Gifters band collaborating with award-winning Oscar, Grammy and Platinum artists to create a musical masterpiece with lilting music and a very hummable and peppy feel to the number.

Led by maverick music composer and lyricist Jedidiah John, The World Gifters band is ably supported by talented band members namely Charles, Roi and Inri. The band believes that music has the power to connect people from all walks of life and therefore is the perfect medium to honor the Lord as the song aims to celebrate Christ through music.

Explaining the purpose behind making this song and music video, lyricist-composer John says, “It’s always the Western countries which usually make the best Christmas songs. So as a proud Indian, I wanted to change that and make the greatest Christmas song for my Lord Jesus on His birthday.”

He adds, “When Jesus was born, the angels came down and gave the greatest musical performance (worship). I also wanted to do the same for my Lord and incorporated prestigious names in the music industry to make this number.”

Throughout the whole process, Oscar Award-winner Robert L Smith, who did the mastering of song, was gracious in guiding John, advising him at every turn. The music for “Yeshu Masih Ki Jai” has been fine-tuned by music producer Kevin Cho (Platinum and Billboard #1), string session by Joe Deninzon (Grammy Nominated), choir support from Epoch House Choir (Global Recognition / Heroes Nation International) and Choir Director Itunu Joe (a graduate in music from Northwestern College, US).

“It was a significant challenge in securing the participation of these influential stalwarts in the project, because they are well-established leaders in their fields,” says John, who is extremely happy they came on board for the song. Directed by Jonathan Edwards, the music video has been produced by Angels Melody Production House, shot by Venkat Gangadhari and choreographed by Vinod Wilson.

“The song is also a form of prayer, urging God to relieve all the listeners from their pain and grant them all the blessings of the world in this Christmas season,” concludes John. No doubt it has turned out to be lovable and holds a great potential to become a success with music lovers.

Rima Ray’s award-winning bestseller ‘Ruby Roy and the Murder in the Falls’ infuses Bollywood, Hollywood and pop culture

Indian-American author Rima Ray’s debut novel ‘Ruby Roy and the Murder in the Falls’  became the No.1 best-selling humorous fiction book on Amazon soon after its release. What’s more! The novel has recently been featured among the Top 10 best cozy mysteries of the year by Reader’s Digest and the critically-acclaimed site Goodreads. It has also bagged the Readers’ Favorite 2022 Silver Medal in the humor/comedy category.

Having grown up in culturally rich countries as varied as Kuwait, Qatar, India, the Philippines, Japan, Canada, and the U.S, Indian-American author and professor Rima Ray has experienced many adventures.

In the early nineties, Rima’s family survived the first Gulf War in Kuwait, where it was airlifted by the Indian government; an event which later became the subject of the hit Bollywood film Airlift starring superstar Akshay Kumar.

Rima also survived the triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster) in Japan in 2011. She was working on the 11th floor of her office building in Tokyo when the magnitude nine earthquake hit.

These and more experiences and atmospheres reflect in her award-winning bestselling debut comedy-mystery novel ‘Ruby Roy and the Murder in the Falls’, with its quirky and relatable protagonist Ruby Roy loosely based on Rima Ray herself.

The main character of Ruby is a goofy, yet lovable plus-size female professor turned amateur sleuth, with a wayward imagination heavily influenced by movies and pop culture. Being a murder-mystery book fanatic, Ruby’s world turns topsy-turvy when she discovers a shocking murder at her university campus. This prompts her to throw herself into the action she has loved the most in detective shows and novels.

As an author, Rima infuses her love for Bollywood, Disney, Marvel and the modern world through Ruby Roy having Bengali Indian roots. There are many cultural references to Hindu rituals, Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities, as the story takes unpredictable twists and turns, leading to an action-packed climax which is set in the backdrop of the imposing Niagara Falls in New York.

The novel features an incredibly diverse set of characters hailing from backgrounds and cultures from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, and some also representing minority and LGBTQIA communities.

Following the success of ‘Ruby Roy and the Murder in the Falls’, Rima is currently working on two more books titled ‘Ruby Roy and the Hawaiian Mystery’ and ‘Ruby Roy and the Fishy Affair in Kolkata’, which would kickstart the Ruby Roy mystery series.

Twinkle Arora-Rohit Purohit fans are crazy to see them together in Udaariyaan

#WeLoveYouAdmat trends on Instagram

Actress Twinkle Arora is thrilled at the audience’s response to her character in the Colors show Udaariyaan is getting.

Last checked, an Instagram post from its production company Dreamiyata Entertainment about Twinkle and her co-star Rohit Purohit made fans go gaga, wanting them to be a romantic pair in the popular television series after it’s taken a generation leap.

We believe you’ll find many more reels, content, and hashtags around multiple social media platforms for this couple.

The thing is, Rohit and Twinkle’s characters of Advait and Nehmat are hugely favoured by audiences, nicknaming the couple ‘Admat.’ An Insta post about the on-screen couple has a whopping 7,214 likes and 5,030 comments, with fans wanting to see Advait and Nehmat as a romantic pair. So much so that #WeLoveYouAdmat has been trending on social media.

Udaariyaan has been created, developed, and produced by Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey and directed by Uttam Ahlawat. As for Twinkle, she plays an emotionally charged character and adds measurably to the richness and grandeur of the show.

While many admire her for her beauty, talent, and versatility as an actress, some viewers are die-hard fans of her dance moves. And why not — after all, whenever Twinkle hits the floor on the show, she sparkles.

Preetisheel Singh D’souza’s multiple avatars for Chiyaan Vikram in Cobra captivate imagination of fans!

Southern superstar Chiyaan Vikram’s fans are going berserk over his varied intriguing looks in the upcoming film Cobra. The actor has been sporting multiple getups and the trailer of this much-anticipated multilingual action thriller has created a kind of frenzy with his followers. Directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu, the film has music by AR Rahman released on Sony Music South.

Moreover, with the recent pan-India mega successes of Southern blockbusters like KGF and Pushpa, the anticipation has reached even further. The striking transformational avatars of Chiyaan Vikram have been curated by none other than character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza, who heads India’s No.1 hair, makeup and prosthetic studio Da Makeup Lab.

Sharing her thoughts on social media, Preetisheel had earlier posted a video of some of the appearances with a caption that read, “One man, different avatars.”


It gave a little insight about what went into the making of the various look transformations the actor underwent for the movie.

Earlier, the National Award-winning character designer Preetisheel has given us stunning makeovers for stars in films like Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Housefull 4, Chhichhore as well as Pushpa: The Rise.

In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that her efforts for Cobra has taken the creative work to an all new level, matching Hollywood standards. Chiyaan Vikram is unrecognizable in his various avatars, with his unique looks contributing to an amazing screen presence — something seen to be believed.

Da Makeup Lab elated at the super success of Ranveer Singh’s transformative looks

A few weeks ago India’s foremost hair, makeup and prosthetic studio Da Makeup Lab (DML) embarked on a new mission — to curate unique looks for Ranveer Singh for the FreshToHome #NoShortcuts ad campaign having funky ads.

 

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The studio is very happy that not only were Ranveer’s looks accepted by the public, but that the ad campaign was a huge hit with people. “It’s really great to see that our work has been appreciated and the ads are such a huge success,” says Mark D’Souza, business head and partner at DML.

 

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“Ranveer is always a pleasure to work with as he is open to new ideas to experiment. Plus, he is a very easy-going person and gives complete freedom when it comes to curating looks,” adds Preetisheel Singh D’souza, creative head and partner at DML, who character-designed his looks for the ads.

This is not the first time Da Makeup Lab has woven magic with Ranveer. They first designed his looks for the Sanjay Leela Bhansali superhit Bajirao Mastani, where Ranveer played the role of the Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I. Then, for another Bhansali blockbuster Padmaavat, where he played the intimidating pre-Mughal era emperor Alauddin Khilji. His character design as Khilji was a rage and Ranveer rocked in the role.

 

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Apart from FreshToHome, DML has also worked on Ranveer as an adi-manav for the Set Wet hair gel ad, as well as a character with a large head and swollen nose for the Vicks Inhaler ad.

 

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Moreover, DML has provided its services for some of the biggest box-office blockbusters including movies such as Chhichhore, Housefull 4, Bigil, Master, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Pushpa: The Rise, which has made it the undisputed leader in makeup and prosthetics for the entertainment industry in India.

The outfit, run by the National Award-winning character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza along with her partner-husband Mark D’souza, has its state-of-the-art studio situated in the upmarket Mumbai suburbs of Versova.

What’s more! The coming months are expected to be as exciting for the studio as the earlier years. Coming up are thrilling looks for Shah Rukh Khan in the much-awaited movie Jawan. SRK’s unique character with his bandaged and bruised look in the teaser has already got fans curious and excited for more.

Da Makeup Lab rolls like an unstoppable juggernaut

The success streak of India’s No.1 hair, makeup and prosthetic studio Da Makeup Lab (DML) has been no less than amazing. The outfit, run by the National Award-winning character designer Preetisheel Singh D’souza along with her partner-husband Mark D’souza, is a state-of-the-art studio situated in the upmarket Mumbai suburbs of Versova.

DML has provided its services for some of the biggest box-office blockbusters including movies such as Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Chhichhore, Housefull 4, Bigil, Master, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Pushpa: The Rise.

But that doesn’t stop Team DML from constantly experimenting and upping the bar. Moving like an unstoppable juggernaut, the studio keeps creating and innovating at a pace like no other.

Check out the studio’s Instagram page and you will realize the quantity of unique projects they are working on. Here are a few from their monthly activities.

One of the most interesting things DML has done in recent times is the wounded warrior look of Shah Rukh Khan in the upcoming film Jawan. SRK’s unique character with his bandaged and bruised look in the teaser has definitely got fans excited and curious.

 

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In fact, DML has designed all the characters for Jawan directed by the famous Atlee. This is also the first time the studio is working with Shah Rukh Khan.

 

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Talking about variety of character designs, yet another interesting flick to watch out for, is Cobra. In this Tamil action-thriller, Southern superstar Chiyaan Vikram will be seen in many astonishing avatars designed by DML.

 

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Even the new poster of Cobra is no less stunning. Sporting a retro avatar here, Vikram is seen adorning a funky printed shirt with suspender pants, stylish glasses and hair tied backwards, adding just the right amount of retro vibe to his overall ensemble.

 

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DML recently created a stubbled look for Ranveer Singh for a quirky character of a salesman he plays in advertisements for the fish and meat delivery marketplace FreshToHome. Check one of the ads here:

 

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But that’s not all. As a regular practice, DML keeps working on different experimental projects as a warming-up for the lab’s in-house team. And some of these projects are really interesting and intriguing. Like the creation of this cute silicone baby prop. It’s really fascinating to see how a mould is filled up, followed by the process of unveiling the prop.

 

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A similar video about how a body double prop is created for movies. Just imagine the scenes in movies where such props come of immense use.

 

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And last but not the least, is this scary prosthetic character of a tantric-turned-rakshasa created for Qayamat Ki Raat on Star Plus. As the Insta video caption goes, there is “terror in his eyes and evil in his bones!” You gotta see it to believe it.

 

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Samarpan Singh juggling between reel and real

In Hollywood, we often find superheroes juggling between two identities and job descriptions. Clark Kent is a photographer with Daily Planet, but turns into Superman. Bruce Wayne is a successful industrialist who turns into Batman.

But those are stories with fictional characters interchanging personalities. One might think Monday in regular life is different. Or is it? Think twice!

We are not talking of Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne. We are talking about Samarpan Singh. And his story too is quite unique. The dude lives a life which some may dream of, but not many get to live.

Samarpan is a doctor by profession and takes care of people in medical need. But apart from his goal of nurturing lives, he has turned a new leaf in his career in the glam profession of acting.

Starting out a few months ago, playing the lead in LuvDown, a web series which appeared on Disney+ Hotstar, Samarpan is now gearing up for a debut in movies. He will soon be seen in a Hindi feature film titled O2.

And if you are wondering what role this doctor-actor is playing in O2, let us surprise you even more! The story of O2 revolves around the plight many faced during the Coronavirus pandemic, when there was a scarcity of oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients.

As if echoing the noble work Samarpan does in real life, the actor plays the lead character of a doctor with the nickname of Doctor Jugaad in O2, who tirelessly works on saving his patients during the pandemic.

Didn’t we say, Samarpan has a unique life! Let’s see. How does one articulate this !?! Something like they say, having the cake and eating it too. 😉 Right?

Versatile actress Pranali Sanghmitra Bhagwat dreams of working in offbeat cinema

“We are in a diverse country with a diverse social history. Films are a very strong medium of spreading awareness and strengthening the fabric of society,” says the versatile actress Pranali Sanghmitra Bhagwat justifying a reason to seek out offbeat films.

Pranali, who recently made a debut in the commercial mystery-comedy Ek Number Super, remarks that she wants to play all kinds of characters, but also has a liking for unconventional films with a strong social message.

Ask her about her favourite directors and she promptly replies that she dreams of working with filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap, Nagraj Manjule, Mira Nair, Gauri Shinde and Neeraj Ghaywan.

“They make such wonderful socially sensitive movies which have entertainment value, along with portraying deep and strong realities. It’s like showing the mirror to society and making the journey entertaining at the same time,” says Pranali.

And what does she like to do in her spare time? “I love to dance,” says the actress who actually began dancing at the age of two. She danced at home and then in school and later did workshops in Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Bollywood dance.

She even got selected and trained by Shiamak Davar’s dance academy in a Special Potential Batch. Pranali has taken formal training in Hindustani classical singing for four years during her school days, performed in various theatre plays later, trained in contemporary dance and even learnt acting at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s acting institute.

In fact, Pranali is so attached to dance that she frequently attends international dance workshops with Shoonya Dance Centre in Belgium.

We wish this focused and talented actress the best and hope she fulfills all her dreams.

How to get a work-from-home journalism internship in India?

By Smriti Tuteja

The web is your best friend when looking for a work-from-home journalism internship in India. LinkedIn and other job portals are ripe with internship opportunities for journalism freshers and students.

Alternatively, students can also look for internships through websites of media groups. Dale Bhagwagar Media Group is currently offering a 2-month online internship opportunity in India.

While it is an unpaid internship, there is unlimited scope for learning and growth. It is a great chance to work from home and gain exposure to the functioning and operations of the media industry.