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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Aditi Arya Wins Miss India 2015, John Abraham on Judging Contestants

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Delhi girl Aditi Arya was crowned fbb Femina Miss India World 2015 at a glittering ceremony at the Yashraj Studios in Mumbai.

Afreen Racheal Vaz was adjudged first runner-up while Vartika Singh second at the grand finale of 52nd fbb Femina Miss India, which took place on March 28.

Aditi will represent the country at the Miss World pageant and the runners-up Afreen and Vartika will compete for various international titles.

The event was judged by eminent personalities from the industry like John Abraham, Manisha Koirala, Sonu Nigam, Anil Kapoor, Firoz Nadiadwala, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre, Shiamak Davar and Chitrangada Singh.

John Abraham said, "We judge the personality. It is not just about the looks, it is about the character, because a Miss India represents our country at Miss World. It is more about personality, more than just plain looks."

While Sonu Nigam said, "This is my third year judging Miss India. It is great because you see so many aspirants who want to make it big in life."

Anil Kapoor said every girl has something special. The red carpet saw celebs like Rocky S, Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal.

The show was hosted by Manish Paul, who entertained the audience along with Neha Dhupia.

The 2015 edition saw electrifying performances by Bollywood stars-- Kareena Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandes, Shahid Kapoor and famous singers like Kanika Kapoor, Meet Brothers, and Shalmali Kholgade.

The stunning 21 finalists were introduced in gorgeoussari gowns by ace designer Mandira Wirk.

They were then seen in the special collection of fbb created by Sailex that featured the finalists draped in luxuriously elegant styles of the house, crafted as per the fbb Spring Summer 2015.

The Top 5 finalists - Afreen Racheal Vaz, Tanya Hope, Vartika Singh, Aditi Arya and Deeksha Kaushal, were escorted on the ramp by popular TV actors including Gautam Gulati, Karan Tacker amongst others.

The grand finale also saw the crowning of two sub-titles- fbb Miss Beauty with a purpose, Vartika Sing and Reliance Digital Miss Multimedia, Rewati Chetri.

This year the pageant featured 13 city auditions, three regional auditions and two pageants.

Naseeruddin may pen tell-all on Bollywood

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Naseeruddin may pen tell-all on Bollywood

After his memoir "And Then One Day", which has been very well-received by the critics and public alike, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is now all set to do an encore -- this time an unflinchingly honest expose of people in the film industry.

"I do think the most interesting phase of my life has been covered. The rest is smooth-sailing.Now what I can do is a treatise on my experiences in the film industry. I don't think that's a bad idea," said Naseeruddin.



"There are many things that I do want to say about the film industry. I might write it in the third-person. Then I'd have the right to be more candid without being diplomatic or hurting egos," he added.

The 65-year-old says he never expected the first part to be so well-received.

"I thought they'd be extremely skeptical about an actor trying to write. I never thought the book would sell as much as it did in my country, or that the Indian critics would be anything but condescending towards it."

Not that this actor-extraordinaire ever doubted his writing abilities.

"I knew that those who cared to read through my account would like it. Constructing sentences properly and writing essays have been my strong points right from school days. Though I was a dullard in all other subjects, my English compositions and essays in class were always rated the best."

"My articles were selected for the school magazine. I did know I had a certain ability with words. So I knew I wouldn't get whipped by the critics."