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The Diva of Divorce versus Steel Magnolia: Secret Millionaire star and Indian billionaire’s son hire top barristers to battle each other in £100m divorce fight

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in International News | Comments Off on The Diva of Divorce versus Steel Magnolia: Secret Millionaire star and Indian billionaire’s son hire top barristers to battle each other in £100m divorce fight

The Diva of Divorce versus Steel Magnolia: Secret Millionaire star and Indian billionaire’s son hire top barristers to battle each other in £100m divorce fight
  • Simrin Choudhrie and Bhanu Choudhrie are facing off in London’s High Court
  • Mr Choudrie is son of billionaire and major Lib Dem supporter Sudhir Choudhrie
  • Judge, Mr Justice Cohen, said no detail of the private hearing could be reported 
  • The pair have have both hired top barristers in their ‘£100m divorce fight’ 

A Secret Millionaire star and her estranged businessman husband have hired top barristers in ‘£100m divorce fight’.  Wealthy interior designer Simrin Choudhrie and estranged husband Bhanu Choudhrie, who is the son of an Indian billionaire, are fighting in the Family Division of the High Court in London. Baroness Fiona Shackleton, who represented Sir Paul McCartney, Prince Charles and Monty Python’s John Cleese in their divorce cases, is fighting in Mrs Choudhrie’s corner.  Nicknamed ‘Steel Magnolia’ for her resolute demeanour, Baroness Shackleton sits as a Tory peer in the House of Lords.

Mr Choudhrie, son of billionaire and major Lib Dem donor Sudhir Choudhrie, has hired Ayesha Vardag, a favourite among ‘ultra-high-net-worth- clients dubbed the ‘Diva of Divorce’.

The couple and their legal teams attended a preliminary hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice Family Division today.

Mr Justice Cohen said no detail of the private hearing could be reported.

Indian-British businessman Mr Choudhrie, 40, has global investments in healthcare, hospitality, banking, real estate, aviation and utilities.

Both he and his father have donated to the Lib Dems, while Mrs Choudhrie has worked as a campaign assistant for the party’s former deputy leader Simon Hughes.

She is now best known as an interior designer after boosting her profile in a 2010 appearance on reality show The Secret Millionaire, which saw her go undercover.

The Choudhries reportedly lived together in a £20million Grade II listed home in London’s Belgravia before their relationship soured.

Their divorce case was adjourned following today’s preliminary hearing.

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Cinemirchi Goes Global Chanderkant In Switzerland For The Great Indian Casino Promotion

Posted by on May 25, 2019 in International News | Comments Off on Cinemirchi Goes Global Chanderkant In Switzerland For The Great Indian Casino Promotion

Cinemirchi Goes Global Chanderkant In Switzerland For The Great Indian Casino Promotion

Zurich: Filmmaker Chanderkant Sharma and his Cinemirchi Production team reaches Switzerland after the glorious Cannes  journey with his movie ‘THE GREAT INDIAN CASINO’. The marketing of the movie took a different turn after the Producer decided to take it to global movie territories because of its international potential.

The movie directed by Rupesh Paul has already garnered great attention from the industry due to its fresh making narrative. Director Rupesh Paul known for movies like My name is RaGa’ is also travelling South East Asia this week to promote the movie.

 

“The Bollywood has a big unexplored market especially in Europe. Even the native Europeans are big fans of our style of filmmaking. This is the area we are focusing in marketing of THE GREAT INDIAN CASINO. Rupesh Paul’s expertise and knowledge  in the international movie industry has helped us to open up new opportunities for our movie” said Chanderkant Sharma while promoting his movie in the Swiss capital.

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UAE Businessman Sohan Roy’s Aries Group Plans For Billion Dollar Investment In Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals In Kuwait

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Indywood, International News | Comments Off on UAE Businessman Sohan Roy’s Aries Group Plans For Billion Dollar Investment In Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals In Kuwait

UAE Businessman Sohan Roy’s Aries Group Plans For Billion Dollar Investment In Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas/Petrochemicals In Kuwait

Kuwait:  Aries Group, one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the Middle East pressing ahead with a  billion dollar  investment plan in Kuwait . Aries Group chairman and CEO Sohan Roy said the investment is planned mainly into Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals.

While talking to the media after a a one day Conference “KUWAIT SYMPOSIUM “held at Jumeriah Messilah Hotel, Kuwait, he said that Kuwait is an investment priority for Aries Group. “There is a lot of growth potential. We are looking at additional investments in Kuwait.

Broadening our horizon for the global Oil & Gas/ Petrochemicals industry, we humbly acknowledge that we are far short of what is desirable,” said Mr Roy, founder chairman & CEO of Aries Group of Companies.

Aries Marine, the flagship company of the group and the largest ship design and consultancy firm in the Middle East, will increase its market share in marine. The group will also strengthen its operations in various sectors by 2020 and will expand operations to more countries in the coming years.

The one day Conference held at Kuwait witnessed the distribution of IMC Excellence Award and global industry experts participation as speakers, panellists and delegates outlining the key updates about the Marine, Offshore and Oil & Gas Industry.

Aimed at key decision makers and high level policy takers within the Marine/Offshore/Oil & Gas sector, the event took place at a time when there is growing optimism about the future of many sectors of the regional shipping business.

The Conference aimed to focus on key market trends, giving attendees a unique insight into the opportunities that exist. The intention was to leave attendees with much clearer idea about future trade patterns, and market influences, so they are better placed build the foundations for longer term business growth.

In addition to getting vital knowledge on the industry, the conference offered the perfect networking environment to meet, exchange ideas and connect with your industry peers. The event also provided a right platform to network, strike deals, forge relations and take business to next level. This event was intended set a benchmark for future events.

Topics for Press Conference were  Effective adaptability of Oil & Gas companies in Operating Safely in Deep Water, Future challenges of Oil Exploration, Analysis of fluctuating oil Prices and its impact on the Offshore Sector, Improving Capital Efficiency of Major Projects, Safety & Security, Challenges in Oil & Gas Construction and Installation in the region, Offshore Renewable Energy- Prospects in Middle East, Trends, Market Forecast and Future of Worldwide Offshore Oil and Gas Design Issues and Trends for Offshore Service Vessels, Efficiency improvement in Services to Offshore – Innovations and Developments, Pipelines/Moorings: Design and Construction, Life Extension issues of Offshore Assets, Asset Integrity Managements, Rules And Regulation , Classification Society Focus, Global Oil Price Analysis: What is the Impact?, Advanced Designs, Technologies and Innovations in Floating Technology, Asset Integrity & Offshore Decommissioning.

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Kanchi Singh, Rohan Mehra, Helly Shah, Tanya Sharma & Abigail Pande are all set for SAY SHARJAH

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in International News, Latest News, Leo News | 0 comments

Kanchi Singh, Rohan Mehra, Helly Shah, Tanya Sharma & Abigail Pande are all set for SAY SHARJAH

After three successful International tours, FitZup is all set to reveal yet another exquisite destination. This time it is UNESCO nominated ‘The Cultural Capital of the Arab World’, Sharjah – a weekend getaway waiting to happen for the keen outbound Indian traveler.

FitZup along with a team of top Indian celebrities will explore the amazing experiences of this land. The emirate of Sharjah is well-known for its rich, cultural heritage – an identity that has been recognized a number of times as shown by richly deserved awards; the Cultural Capital of the Arab World 1998 and Islamic Culture Capital 2014. It is a vibrant city with an exciting food and arts scene, a heritage area that is the largest restoration project in the region along with various commercial centers and over 22 museums.

 

Sharjah is the perfect example of a place where past meets present and the cultural values and heritage are truly part of everyday life…visit the Cultural emirate and immerse yourself in the art, science, values and traditions of the region.

The core purpose of ‘Say Sharjah’ focuses on the idea that if you say any experience like Adventure, Family Fun, Shopping, History, Culture or Food; Sharjah offers that and more. For Indians, the celebrities will showcase the range of activities from adventure like dune driving, to the exhibitions, to the beaches and enjoying special Emirati warmth and hospitality.

We have vibrant and glamorous celebrities with us on board for the ‘Say Sharjah’ Travel Show who will be exploring this rich Emirate and they are Kanchi Singh, Rohan Mehra, Helly Shah, Tanya Sharma & Abigail Pande.

Sunny Arora, Founder of FitZup says, “FitZup Travel is one of the main vertical of FitZup. We plan to collaborate with various destinations which are unexplored and offbeat and promote it in the Indian Market. We organize the conceptual tours with Tourism boards to create a tremendous informative content. The reason to zero in on Sharjah was because of its rich culture, heritage, arts, food and many more intriguing attractions that this city has to offer which remain unexplored.  In addition, the emirate offers a great opportunity for a weekend getaway for Indians; close-by, affordable and amazing! We shall boost this exposure through celebrities’ digital reach. They will keep audiences engaged sharing exclusive pictures and videos from their Sharjah journey. We can’t wait to discover Sharjah; yet another FitZup Travel’s show.”

Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) says, “We are very excited to unveil this amazing destination, with offerings and attractions which every traveler desires. Sharjah is a perfect Weekend Getaway, close, affordable and exciting for all ages, hearts & souls!”
The announcement event of “Say Sharjah” took place at Autumn Bar & Bistro, Andheri West.

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India’s Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi makes a mark at Oscars with Mary J Blige and Olivia Wilde in their Jewellery

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Business News, International News, Latest News | 0 comments

India’s Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi makes a mark at Oscars with Mary J Blige and Olivia Wilde in their Jewellery

March, 2018: India is truly shining on global map with one of India’s most coveted Jewellery brand, Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi creating a mark at the Oscars with celebrities Mary J Blige and Olivia Wilde sporting their stunning New York Fashion Week jewellery collection.

Mary J Blige who made history at the 90th academy awards being the first person to ever receive double nomination for Original Song and Best Supporting actress, gave a soulful performance at the Oscars. For her once in a lifetime Oscars performance, Blige was dressed in a fuchsia mermaid gown and exquisite yellow rose and white gold earrings by Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi crafted with beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark Diamonds. With a unique three-dimensional sinuous design, these earrings feature loops set with graduated brilliant cut diamonds.


Oscar Wilde wearing Narayan Jewellers at Oscars


Mary J Bilge wearing Narayan Jewellers at Oscars


The Indian jeweller also shined at the Oscars Vanity Fair bash as Actress Olivia Wilde sparkled in silver gown teamed with Narayan Jewellers intricately designed bracelet set in beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark Diamonds.

This achievement is a big moment for India and the Indian jewellery fraternity as Indian jeweller Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Choshi jewellery make a mark at Oscars red carpet.

“It is a very proud moment for us as two of our designs were picked up from the Forevermark suite for Oscars. We are very happy to be amongst the chosen few to be on the Oscars red carpet. And with the talented Mary J Blige choosing it for her Oscars performance and Olivia Wilde wearing it for vanity fair bash, we couldn’t have asked for more”, shared Ketan Chokshi, Co-owner, Narayan Jewellers.

Narayan Jewellers was founded in 1940 by Mr. Ambalal Chaturbhai Chokshi with a vision to meld fine craftsmanship with artistry. Today, under the guidance of Ketan and Jatin Narendra Chokshi, the third generation, Narayan Jewellers has gone on to become a multi-award-winning, celebrity, and editorial favorite. A regular at the New York Fashion Week, followers of Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi include Hollywood celebrities Dylan Penn, Lucy Watson, who sported their jewelry at the Oscars red carpet, and Bollywood A-listers such as Kareena Kapoor, Katrina, Tapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Basu, Malaika and Amrita Arora, Vidya Balan, Divya Khosla Kumar, Tapsee Pannu amongst others.

 

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Varsha Naik represents Indian Culture at “Dancing in the Spotlight” in Symphony Space Theatre New York City

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in International News, Latest News | 0 comments

Varsha Naik represents Indian Culture at “Dancing in the Spotlight” in Symphony Space Theatre New York City

Spotlight Productions celebrated their ninth year at Symphony Space Theatre located at New York City. Varsha Naik’s Navrang Dance Academy, NJ shined at the Symphony State theatre. The only act that featured an Indian Dance form at the show – “Dancing in the Spotlight”. Varsha Naik, who is the choreographer, along with her talented team of 21 dancers proudly showcased Indian culture and art through their dance at the prestigious Symphony Space Theatre on Broadway.

Spotlight Productions Celebrates in Style This Year at Symphony Space on Broadway in honor of NYFW Spotlight decided to incorporate exotic styles from around the world. It is one of the only theatrical shows in New York that welcomes a variety of over 250 performers both young and Elite, from all backgrounds and in all style including: Ballroom, Latin, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and most recently Indian Dance. Spotlight believes in creating a platform for everyone to shine. The company was founded almost a decade ago by Masha Lakhter who is the CEO. She not only produces the show each year but, is a performer as well.

  

For the first time ever, Varsha Naik joined Spotlight production organization with Navrang Dance Academy. It was pure magic witnessing this Indian Group. They brought such a vibrant and colorful presence to our show. The stage was illuminated by their beautiful spirits, costumes and movement. The love of dance was quite visible and our audience of 800 spectators was left with memorable impressions of style and grace.

“It’s the dream for any dancer to perform on this prestigious stage and I find myself extremely lucky to have gotten the chance.  I would like to thank Spotlight Production for organizing “Dancing in the Spotlight”. Every piece of dance was spectacular, colorful and fascinating on this stage,” says Varsha.

This was a huge opportunity for us to showcase one of the many Indian Dance forms and be a part of the bigger dance community,” she said.

——–Pigeon Media (Abhishek Dubey)

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