TV Guide Magazine
|Max tv gives new
inspiration to modelling
comparison with other television (TV) channels, Max TV has
started working on a new project, ‘Max Model of The Year
2010’ to give a new inspiration to the local model industry.
The pageant started from December 12 showcasing the real
talents of the youth in the country according to the
architect of the programme, the special project manager of
Stream Media, Samanthika Kumarasinghe.
Speaking to the TV Guide Kumarasinghe stated that they
started this contest in November and they are hoping to
conclude it by end February.
“We started calling for
applications through media from November 1 and we saw a huge
enthusiasm to this pageant from the youth island-wide,”
According to Kumarasinghe they had received almost 300 to
350 applications for this show within a month.
“We received a lot of entries from the Kandy district and
most of the applicants were newcomers into this filed,” she
She further stated that the only condition which they had
stipulated to enter this competition was the age limit and
it was from 18 years to 28 years.
Kumarasinghe further emphasised that they chose 200
applicants from all the entries which they received and had
a workshop for them on December 12.
“The workshop was conducted by Salon Moods under the
guidance of choreographer and lecturer of the pageant,
Samantha Gunasekera together with dress designer and
beautician, Jonny Gunasekera,” she added.
The ‘Max Model of the Year 2010’ includes three categories
such as ‘Miss. Body Beauty and Mr. Handsome’, ‘Best Catwalk
and Walk’ along with Mr. and Miss. Photogenic’.
The first round of the competition was held on December
19 with a judge panel which included beauticians and dress
designers, Namal Vass and Jonny Gunasekera, former Miss.
Working Girl, actress and songstress, Sanjeewani Weerasinghe,
photographer, Mihira Bandara and super model Kelum
“We chose 100 in the first round out of the 200 participants
who were chosen earlier. The 100 who were chosen from the
first round were chosen according to their height, figure
and educational background,” stated Kumarasinghe.
According to Kumarasinghe they are hoping to carry out
another workshop in January for the next 100 participants
who were chosen from the first round.
“At the workshop we are going to teach them in detail the
guidelines for a model and afterwards we are hoping to
choose 50 participants out of the 100. Then we plan to
lessen the number up to 30 and looking forward in having a
mini pageant with them,” she added.
The ‘Max Model of the Year 2010’ will have their final
three segments with the 30 finalists who will be chosen from
along with a short message service (SMS) campaign.
“We expect to choose ‘Max Model of the Year’ boy and girl
along with the three runners up of Mr. Handsome and Miss.
Body Beauty, Mr. Walk and Miss. Catwalk and the ‘Most
Popular Max Model of the Year’ girl and boy which will be
chosen from of the SMS votes from the audience,” said
Commenting over the same pageant, programme manager, Max
TV, Prageeth Madushan Peiris stated that they are
celebrating their third anniversary of the Max TV on January
8 and beside that they re-launched the channel on September
1 by changing their logo and adding much more colour to
their TV channel.
“According to our concept we always wanted to do a reality
plus mega show and out of our total creations, one of it was
the ‘Max Model of The Year 2010’ which we have named as “new
modellers’ maiden modelling festival,” said Peiris.
According to Peiris this is going to be the first ever mega
television experience for their viewers after the re-launch.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the
managing director (MD) of the Max TV and Radio, Janaka
Ramanayake, chairman of the MGM Organisation, Mahinda
Ramanayake together with Deshapriya Cooray of Chemical
Industries Colombo (CIC) and Sajith Madugalle of the Bayer
Thai Company Limited (Ltd), Harcros for financially
assisting us,” stated Peiris.
He also rendered his thanks to the official food and
beverage (F&B) partners such as Chico, Shaa Mandarine and
Sogo purified drinking water.
“We have received good responses from our viewers up to
now for the programme and we are hoping to give away
valuable gifts for the winners who win places at the final
round,” said programme producer, Max TV, Layal Thisanka
He further stated that the Max TV is also looking forward in
recruiting the winners as announcers and to get them
involved in their future activities.
|NY Eve with Annesley and Super Chimes
the second consecutive year Annesley and the Super Chimes
together with Palm Beach Hotel Mount Lavinia will host the
“New Year’s Eve Family Party” at the Palm Beach Hotel pool
side. This year too families will be entertained with the
ever popular and all time hits of yesteryear and the
traditional New Year’s Eve hits. You will be able to dance
and sing along with Annesley and his Super Chimes and enjoy
a fabulous and delectable gala buffet specially prepared for
you by the Master Chef of Palm Beach Hotel Patrick Phillips.
Children too, will not be left out and they will be
entertained by animators, clowns, face painting, games,
bouncers, prizes and surprises and even a visit from Santa.
As parents today cannot leave the children and go out for
dances, Palm Beach Hotel being a family oriented hotel will
be the ideal place for parents with kids of all ages to be
this year. The night club will be open for the teens and the
supervised kiddies play area will provide ample
entertainment for the young ones leaving the parents to
enjoy this New Year’s Eve in grand style.
Annesley who has performed in many New Year’s Eve dances
in Colombo and outstations has a wealth of experience in
keeping the audience entertained by inviting the guest to
sing along with him. The Super Chimes will also sing the old
hits both Sinhala and English, where the entire audience can
join in. The Super Chimes comprises of Chana Athalagey on
lead guitar, Prashan Fernando on bass, Dilip Fernando on
keyboards and Asha Fernando on drums.
This year Master Chef Patrick Philips plans to spread out
an international buffet covering all varieties of cuisine to
satisfy everyone’s pallet and taste buds. a BBQ corner,
suckling pig, roast turkey, Sri Lankan corner are just a few
of the treats awaiting for you, there will be entrance gifts
and table draws and competitions, prizes and surprises and
many more along with fireworks display.
Tickets are priced at Rs. 2,800 and Rs. 3,000 per person.
Table of ten for Rs. 2,800 tickets will be entitled for a
bottle of Red Label and chasers while a table of ten for the
Rs. 3,000 tickets will be entitled for a bottle of Black
Label, two bottles of wine and chasers. You can pre-order
your requirements too with our discounted wine list
specially thought out for you for the season.
For reservations and more information contact Niruda on
|A R Rahman Foundation releases
|This special 2010 calendar is produced by Worldlight, a
subsidiary of Audio Media Education, in aid of the A R
Rahman Foundation and features pictures of the musical
genius A R Rahman.
The other significant feature of this desktop calendar is
that it carries a number of thoughtful quotes from Rahman on
universal themes such as Music, Language and Love.
vision of the A R Rahman Foundation is to strive towards
making poverty history.
As a first step towards achieving this vision, the
foundation will set up educational institutions and provide
world class, state-of-the-art infrastructure and education
to underprivileged children who do not have the means to
access and fund their education.
This will equip them with knowledge and skill sets to
pursue specialised higher studies that will provide them
career opportunities to build a secure future for themselves
and their families.
The A R Rahman Foundation is presently providing free music
education to 30 students from corporation schools in
These students are being trained at the K M Music
Conservatory by a world class faculty.
The Foundation aims to increase the intake of such students
in the forthcoming years thereby extending the benefit of
free music education to the truly deserving.
“At the Foundation, we know that there is no better
investment than that in the education of children.” says
Academy Award Winner A R Rahman.
Selva Kumar, a top-notch photographer in the
entertainment domain and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
of Audio Media, has captured Rahman playing and enjoying
music in a very interesting and unique way.
“A moment of giving is much greater than a moment of
receiving. I am honoured to be associated with the A R
Rahman Foundation. I believe each one of us should come
forward and support this initiative.” says Selva Kumar
Photographer and CEO, Audio Media Education India Private (Pvt)
raves about Rocket girl
|Yash Chopra is more than proud to have chosen Gauhar
Khan for ‘Rocket Singh-Salesman of the Year’.
The film is doing well at the box office and who has stolen
the limelight? It is none other than Gauhar Khan, as she has
been much-appreciated for her act by one and all, including
critics. Keeping this in mind along with Gauhar’s
praiseworthy acting, Yash Chopra personally congratulated
Gauhar for the movie.
Gauhar says, “My pleasure knew no
bounds as soon as Yash ji appreciated me after watching the
film. He had good things to say about my role and for me
this is a big moment. And what came as an icing on the cake
was when Rishi and Neetu Kapoor too came around to
Yash Chopra said to Gauhar, ‘You have done a good job in
this film and you are very sincere in your work, so keep up
the good work.’
Though, when asked if this appreciation has been
translated into any further movie deal with Yash Raj Films (YRF),
Gauhar denied telling, “Not as of now; however, I would love
to do a film if they consider me again for an interesting
role like I played in Rocket Singh.”
Gauhar plays a receptionist in (Harpreet Singh) Ranbir
Kapoor’s company. Amusingly, her character was kept under
wraps and was revealed only after the release and that is
when she started interacting with the media. Though Gauhar
is not confident, her deal with YRF might not come as a
surprise. Lately YRF has been very keen to have movies deals
with newcomers, like Anushka Sharma from ‘Rab Ne Bana Di