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BollySpice gives a very special tribute to Music Director Aadesh Srivastava

With a very heavy heart, we present our tribute to one of Bollywood’s finest music composers, Aadesh Srivastava, who sadly lost his battle with cancer. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Srivastava and Pandit family. Aadeshji has two sons, Avitesh and Anivesh, with his wife Vijayta Pandit, who is sister of the famous Music Director duo Jatin-Lalit.

Aadeshji was not only a music director but also a background score composer. He gave the background score to many films, such as Humraaz, Ye Hai Jalwa and Paheli, the latter being one of our favorite and most noted background scores.

Before we take a look at our favourite songs composed by Aadeshji, here are some special tributes from his colleagues within the music industry that have had the chance to work with him and meet him over the years:

Himesh Reshammiya – Music Director/Singer/Actor/Producer

“It’s very sad to hear about Aadesh Ji,
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Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7: Semi finals! Plus Ganesh Hedge, Deepika Padukone & Arjun Kapoor

Saturday’s show opened with hosts Ranvir and Manish reminding the audience that there are just 7 days left for the grand finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa! It was then time to determine this weeks face-off. Mouni was one of the face-off contestants but as she has the Shakti Immunity ball, she used it to be safe. This meant that the face-off would be between Shakti and Akshat! Two of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’s strongest contestants.

The judges were very excited that Jhalak had reached the semi final stage. Host Manish reminded the audience that as Shakti did not perform last week due to ill health, she had received zero scores and so her outcome would also depend on the number of votes she received from her fans.

Then there was a special performance from choreographer Ganesh Hedge who was the special guest for the episode and had also choreographed the contestants acts this week.
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Aadesh Shrivastava's brother Chitresh dies in car accident

Bollywood music composer Aadesh Srivastava’s elder brother Chitresh Srivastava, died in a car accident on Saturday while traveling from Detroit to Chicago. Chitresh, who was the manager of Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for the past few years, was accompanying the singer on his music tour across America. The car that Chitresh was traveling in had four other passengers, all of whom were critically injured, but are being reported to be in a stable condition currently. Unfortunately, Chitresh was the sole occupant who was pronounced dead on the scene.

Local authorities said that the driver lost control due to which the car hit a speed breaker and flipped several times. Chitresh, who worked as an assistant music director with his brother in films like Aankhen (2002), Major Saab (1998), etc, post which he started his company Eyeline Telefilm and Events, organizing Khan’s events. Aadesh, who himself has been battling
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Aadesh Shrivastava's brother dies in car accident

Life couldn't have got more cruel than this for musician Aadesh Shrivastava. On one hand, he just fought his way out of cancer and on the other hand, he got a sudden shock when he got the news of his brother's death. His brother, Chitresh Srivastava, was working as the noted singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's manager since the last few years. Chitresh, met with a car accident and died on the spot, in Chicago where they were travelling for a concert. Reports have it that, his car was trailing Rahat's vehicle when the incident occurred. Unfortunately, Chitresh died on the spot while three others including Rahat's cousin were very badly injured. They are arranging to fly down Chitresh's body to India for the cremation. Readers may note that, Chitresh, prior to joining Rahat, had assisted his brother Aadesh, and has also worked as an assistant music director in films like Aankhen,
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Aadesh Shrivastava Loses Brother in a Car Accident

Aadesh Srivastava

Aadesh Shrivastava loses brother Chitresh Srivastava to car accident in Chicago

Aadesh Shrivastav, who is still fighting cancer, seems defeated on another front. The music composer has lost his brother Chitresh Srivastava, who happens to be the manager of singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, in a tragic car accident. Both Chitresh and Khan were traveling in Chicago for a concert where they met with the accident. Chitresh died on the spot.

A source revealed, “Chitresh?s car was trailing Rahat?s when the incident happened. Chitresh died on the spot while three others including Rahat?s cousin were severely injured. The injured people have been admitted to a hospital while arrangements are ongoing to fly Chitresh?s body to India for cremation.

Before turning Khan’s manager, Chitresh has worked as an assistant music director with his brother in films like Zameen (2003), Aankhen (2002), Major Saab (1998), Kunwara and (2000).

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Bollywood stars mourn Navin Nischol's death on Twitter

Veteran actor Navin Nischol, best remembered as Balraj of popular TV series 'Dekh Bhai Dekh', died following a heart attack here Saturday morning. He was 65. Bollywood actors paid their respects on micro-blogging site Twitter. 'Navin Nischol was a good man. Aloof but helpful. We shared some nice moments during 'Khosla ka Ghosla'. Sad he is no more. Rip,' veteran star Anupam Kher posted. Former beauty queen-turned-actress Diya Mirza, who shared screen space with Nischol once, wrote: 'Actor Navin Nischol played my father in 'Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein'... Saddened by the news of his demise... Rip.' Nischol made a successful debut with 'Sawan Bhadon' in 1970 and went on to feature in several films like 'Victoria No.203', 'Dhund', 'Chhalia', 'Parwana', 'Buddha Mil Gaya', and later as character actor in 'Major Saab', 'The Burning Train', among others.
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Balle balle! Punjabi music is flavour of Bollywood

It makes you dance, it makes you sing, and it makes a great business idea in Bollywood. Punjabi music has taken the Hindi film industry by storm and is a sure-shot way to recover costs, say industry experts. Punjabi numbers like "Sadi galli", "Rola pe gaya", "Laung da lashkara" and "Ainvayi Ainvayi" are sitting pretty on Bollywood music charts and are also a rage at weddings and discotheques. "The craze for Punjabi music has always been there because they are mostly foot-thumping and groovy. They catch up very fast with people of all age groups. Earlier Punjabi music was big on the pop scene, but gradually Bollywood also got a good taste of it," Krsna, who composed "Tanu Weds Manu" music, told Ians. The Punjabi flavour in songs - be it lyrics or beat or melody - has been around for as long as one can think, but lately there
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My husband thinks I should do films: Sonali Bendre

Actress Sonali Bendre, who has been missing from the big screen for quite a while, says her filmmaker husband Goldie Behl wants her to return to the silver screen and says this is the right time for her to venture into movies.'Goldie thinks that I should be acting now... he thinks the kind off cinema that is being made today is what I used to do when I was active in Bollywood. Playing loud characters was never my forte... my forte has always been enacting quite and real roles which is happening in the industry now,' Sonali told Ians.'He keeps telling me, 'You know, I think you are making a mistake. You should be doing movies now, lot of interesting things are happening and you fit right in them'. Even my mother-in-law keeps telling me the same thing,' she added.But Sonali makes it clear that
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Big B on nostalgia trip

Big B on nostalgia trip
Mumbai, May 24 – Amitabh Bachchan, who visits the National Defence Academy (Nda)near Pune Monday after 14 years to deliver a lecture, describes it as a ‘trip in nostalgia’.

‘Most of the day has been spent in preparing for the visit and the lecture at the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla near Pune,’ the 67-year-old posted on his blog.

‘It shall be a trip in nostalgia. Many years ago, I think maybe in 1996, we were all there to shoot for ‘Major Saab’ with Sonali Bendre, Ajay Devgn and Nafisa Ali….
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After Lahore mom is the word for Nafisa

After Lahore  mom is the word for Nafisa
After playing a mother in Lahore, a film that she feels will improve relations between India and Pakistan, social activist and actress Nafisa Ali will be seen as Hrithik's mother in Guzaarish. "I am doing Guzaarish where I play Hrithik's mother. It's a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and to work with him is a magical experience because it is a totally different world of sets and lighting and attention to detail, which is truly magnificent," Nafisa told Ians in an interview here. Nafisa, who has acted in several Bollywood films like Junoon with Shashi Kapoor, Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan and Life ...
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