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Shiamak Davar at the TOIFA Musical Extravaganza at the Pacific Colesium in Vancouver April 4 2013. Gerry Kahrmann/PNG

Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar honoured by Governor General of Canada

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood’s favourite choreographer, Shiamak Davar, has been awarded  the Governor General’s Medallion for his ongoing role in building relationships between India and Canada….
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‘ਨਾਇਕ’ ਦੀ ਸੀਕਵਲ ਬਣਾਉਣਗੇ ਅਨਿਲ ਕਪੂਰ

ਬਾਲੀਵੁੱਡ ਦੇ ਮਿਸਟਰ ਇੰਡੀਆ ਅਨਿਲ ਕਪੂਰ ਆਪਣੀ ਸੁਪਰਹਿੱਟ ਫਿਲਮ ‘ਨਾਇਕ’ ਦਾ ਸੀਕਵਲ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ। ਸਾਲ 2011 ਵਿੱਚ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਿਤ ਫਿਲਮ ‘ਨਾਇਕ’ ਅਨਿਲ ਕਪੂਰ ਦੇ…
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Dolphin Parents Will Soon Have Their Say!

AMNEET AULAKH VANCOUVER DESI At the March 8, 2013 TOIFA Women’s Day Celebration, Dr. Shimi Kang told a crowd of hundreds about her approach of…
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Times of India Film Awards ‘exceeded expectations,’ says thankful executive

VANCOUVER DESI The Times of India Group thanks British Columbia for an amazing inaugural Times of India Film Awards weekend. “When we began this process…
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Anushka Sharma thankful for successes so early in career (with gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Best supporting actress nominee and Times of India Film Awards host Anushka Sharma is glad that she can “fool” her audience…
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Ranbir Kapoor never expected so much success from Barfi! (with gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The adorable Ranbir Kapoor never expected his romantic comedy “Barfi!” to reign at the first ever Times of India Film Awards…
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BC Place turned into Bollywood palace for Times of India Film Awards gala ceremony (with video, gallery)

GLEN SCHAEFER VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver’s cavernous BC Place Stadium was transformed into a gauzy Bollywood palace Saturday night, as India’s film royalty joined thousands of…
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Review Vancouver Desi’s live coverage from the Times of India Film Awards

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Bollywood fans get ‘crazy’ for inaugural Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver (with gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Satnam Thind had the best Bollywood birthday bash any fan could ask for. The Surrey woman rang in her 65th birthday…
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Priyanka Chopra wins Times of India film award for ‘difficult performance’ in ‘Barfi!’ (with gallery)

  LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood starlet Priyanka Chopra came to Vancouver with her eyes set on her first-ever Times of India Film Award. “(I…
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Shah Rukh Khan is in Vancouver to entertain rather than win a Times of India Film Award (with gallery)

  LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI One of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Shah Rukh Khan, didn’t come to Vancouver to take home his first-ever Times of India…
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TOIFA technical awards honour Hindi cinema’s talent behind the scenes

  LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Amid the glitz and glamour seen on screen in Bollywood films, there’s a lot of credit due to the hard…
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Bollywood stars greet excited fans outside downtown Vancouver hotel (gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Besides at the events themselves, there were two major places for fans to get up close and personal with Bollywood celebrities in town…
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Shah Rukh Khan lands in Vancouver for Times of India Film Awards (with gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The final flights filled with Bollywood A-listers have landed. Among the arrivals Friday at Vancouver International Airport was heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan. The airport…
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Musical Extravaganza kicks off Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver (with gallery)

  LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The extravagant Bollywood lifestyle has officially taken over Vancouver. Amidst the bright lights, vibrant colours — and even fire —…
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Bollywood fans go bonkers for stars at Vancouver airport ahead of Times of India Film Awards (with gallery)

  FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI Imran Pirbhai took Thursday off so he could go to the Vancouver International Airport to see some Bollywood stars who…
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Surrey’s saris selling out ahead of Times of India Film Awards show

  LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Surrey fashion designer Davi Bains-Gill has had to turn away hundreds of people in search of the perfect outfit for…
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Shiamak Davar to create ‘the biggest Bollywood extravaganza the world has ever seen’

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Choreographer Shiamak Davar’s signature Bollywood style has transcended borders around the globe, spawning studios in Vancouver, Toronto, the U.K., Australia, United…
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Bollywood stars continue to land in Vancouver ahead of Times of India Film Awards (with gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars have continued their descent onto Vancouver, with 18 more celebrities landing at Vancouver International Airport Wednesday. And the airport has again set up…
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Working his magic Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan inside B.C. PLACE as they ready for their upcoming shows and awards in Vancouver B.C. on April 2, 2013. (Mark Van Manen, PNG)

‘It’s been beautiful,’ Indian superstar Abhishek Bachchan says of Vancouver

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Slightly groggy and still fighting jet lag, the entire Bachchan family is happily taking in the “stunning” Vancouver view as they…
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Bollywood stars spotted at Vancouver airport arriving for Times of India Film Awards (with gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars have been spotted in Vancouver. Coming to town for the Times of India Film Awards April 4-6, 2013, celebrities from the…
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Vancouver airport sets up welcome area for Bollywood stars arriving in Vancouver Tuesday (with gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The Bachchans may have arrived Monday, but it seems Bollywood is officially starting its descent on Vancouver today. According to Laura Ballance Media…
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Bollywood’s biggest stars touch down in Vancouver for Times of India Film Awards

MIKE RAPTIS VANCOUVER DESI  The time is now for the Times of India Film Awards to make its presence felt in Vancouver. Bollywood’s biggest stars…
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Where you can spot Bollywood stars like Abhishek and Aishwarya who are en route to Vancouver (with gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Abhishek, Aishwarya and little Aaradhya Bachchan were spotted at the airport in Mumbai, India April 1, 2013, which means they’re winging their way to Vancouver…
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Times of India Film Awards rehearsals feature more than 70 local dancers going hard (with video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI More than 70 local dancers are working full days and into the wee hours of the morning preparing for their extravagant…
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Gallery: Bollywood divas who sizzled in 2013

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood beauties, gossip and glamour rule our desi hearts. So as this year draws to its close, we take a look at the top 10…
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Gallery: Bollywood actors who ruled our hearts in 2013

VANCOUVER DESI Movies, gossip and glamour rule our desi hearts. So as this year draws to its close, we take a look at the Bollywood…
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Bollywood’s 10 best kisses of 2013

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai – Call it the coming of age of Bollywood. But in 2013, more mainstream actors did lip-locks than in any…
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In pursuit of happiness? Try the sex-ed up Kama Sutra app

VANCOUVER DESI The Kama Sutra, the 2,000-year-old sex manual based on ancient Hindu philosophies, has been sexed up for the 21st century with a new…
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Bollywood’s cradle robbers: industry’s leading men get younger and younger co-stars ( with gallery)

  VANCOUVER DESI By now, it is pretty clear that Bollywood’s A-list heroes never age and it’s only their lead actresses that keep changing. Here’s…
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Bollywood Star television program will reward Canadian winner with role in film

  VANCOUVER DESI A Canadian performer is guaranteed to land a role in a Bollywood film thanks to a new original television series coming to…
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Bollywood-themed restaurant and lounge hits Granville strip in Vancouver

  LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Local restaurateur Kamal Mroke hopes to cater his latest restaurant to the “new generation.” “They want something different than what…
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Bollywood stars who journeyed successfully from runway to reel

VANCOUVER DESI They are hot, dashing and could kill with their looks, but acting? From Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Anushka Sharma, these models were questioned…
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Sunny Leone, Sophie Choudry sizzle in Bollywood film item number

Item numbers are sexually charged dance sequences that Bollywood directors use to help market their films. To promote upcoming action flick Shootout at Wadala, Sunny…
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Holi colours! Bollywood celebrities get a jump on spring celebrations (gallery)

Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu rite of spring observed in India at the end of the winter season on…
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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Sonakshi Sinha on making a lifestyle change once and for all

  VANCOUVER DESI Ever wonder how Bollywood’s top stars stay in such great shape? Well, you can stop wondering because Shama Bhagat of the Hindustan Times was…
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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Anil Kapoor stresses being mentally fit as much as physically fit

  VANCOUVER DESI Ever wonder how Bollywood’s top stars stay in such great shape? Well, you can stop wondering because Shama Bhagat of the Hindustan Times was…
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Here’s your chance to get in the gym with Sonal Chauhan (gallery)

Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan is in great shape — that’s obvious. In this photo essay, she gives fans an up-close glimpse into her workout regimen.

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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Sonam Kapoor needs all the energy she can get when in front of the camera

VANCOUVER DESI Ever wonder how Bollywood’s top stars stay in such great shape? Well, you can stop wondering because Shama Bhagat of the Hindustan Times…
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Bollywood’s fitness fanatics: Akshay Kumar was fit long before he starred in blockbuster films

VANCOUVER DESI Ever wonder how Bollywood’s top stars stay in such great shape? Well, you can stop wondering because Shama Bhagat of the Hindustan Times…
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Bipasha Basu adds glamour to launch of retailer Promart’s rebranding (gallery)

Discount retailer Promart snagged a glamorous Bollywood leading lady to help usher in its rebranding as Bipasha Basu participated in a fashion show designed to launch…
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Very kissable Veena Malik goes for Guinness Book of World Records mark (gallery)

Bollywood actress Veena Malik of Pakistan gave herself an unusual birthday gift this year: a potential entry in the Guinness Book of World Records by…
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