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not necessary to be a model
You do not need to
be a bodybuilder to become a male model. Moderate height and
build, confidence and the way you carry yourself will no
doubt catch many an eye. Of course, a dose of charm and good
looks do not hurt either.
Take Oriflame’s Male Face of 2010 second runner up Yohan De
Seram for example. The 28-year- old who hails from Kandy
wishes to venture far in the local modelling scene.
Yohan had actually had the backing of his employee when
applying for the competition.
He says, “I have always wanted to try my hand at the
modelling sector but a suitable opportunity did not come my
way till Oriflame launched the ‘Male Face of 2010’
competition. As a customer I have developed trust in their
products so I knew that this will not be just one of those
modelling competitions,” he said.
The past pupil of Girihagama Maha Vidyalaya and Nugawela
Central not only possesses a charming profile but has an
artistic streak as well. He had taken up art as a subject
during his Advanced Levels.
He says that the competition opened doors to a vast
knowledge for him as he had not had the slightest knowledge
on the subject before.
“I had no idea what modelling was about till I was
trained by Brian Kerkoven and Dinesh Chandrasena. It took a
lot of hard work but it is worth it in the long run.
Modelling is not just about walking off on stage while
showing off an outfit. There is much more to it. You need a
lot of dedication and will power to become a model,” he
“Males are not exactly encouraged to take on modeling as
a profession in Sri Lanka. Most of the fashion shows center
on female models and males are left in the backdrop. Only a
limited number is programmes are available for male models
to display some of the new garments on the ramp,” said the
youth who is employed at a gem dealing company.
Yohan’s style is simple yet eye-catching. He who had
sported longer locks a couple of months back had gone for an
up-to-date spiky hairdo. He prefers earthly shades like
blues, greens and oranges.
Having clinched his prize at ‘Male Face of 2010’ Yohan went
on to win the title of Max television and radio’s ‘Max Model
of the year’ competition.
“It is something I look forward to and pin much hopes on.
I am confident that I will be able to make a significant
impact on the audience. I have had a lot of support from my
family, especially my mother. Even my friends had a lot of
helpful advice to give,” he added with a smile.
For Yohan, modelling is a passion. Having being featured
in a couple of commercials he does not shy away from the
limelight. He would even like to pursue acting. He aims at
building a career as a draftsman and is hoping to engage in
studies to approach his target.
day to remember
By Pradeep Nishantha Herath
It was a day that anyone could hardly forget. Hundreds of
music lovers flocked to the Elphinstone Theatre to
experience the true rhythm of music which was also the
maiden musical show of the Lion Nimal Senadeera who is a
newcomer to the field of music. The ‘Senadee Gee Dehana’
musical show was successfully staged at the Elphinstone
Theatre Hall in Maradana recently, organised by the
International Association of Lions Clubs, District 306 B2.
District Chairperson-Special Events, Sports and
Entertainment Lion Nimal Senadeera held it in grand style.
The entire crowd including the invitees highly appreciated
Lion Nimal Senadeera and his fellow Lions of Biyagama for
the effort they made to make this event a very big success.
The above musical show started at 3.30.p.m.after the
traditional opening ceremony of lighting the oil lamp by the
Chief Guest Lion Ariya B.Rekawa MJF. The welcome Speech was
delivered by Lion Nimal Senadeera.
The speciality in ‘Senadee Gee Dehana’ musical show was
that it was the first show which was staged solely for 500
orphanage children who lost their parents love, free of
charge including a very rich refreshment which was well
organised by Lion Nimal Senadeera and his Lions Club of
Biyagama. These orphanage children were invited from places
like Anuradhapura, Gampaha, and Colombo. Everyone who
witnessed the musical show had noticed the great happiness
of the orphanage children’s faces and the way they
themselves came onto the stage and danced at the end of the
programme. This event made everyone including the invitees
emotional. This was what Lion Senadeera dreamed of seeing
for so many years.
The ‘Senadee Gee Dehana’ featured many popular singers
such as, Shasika Nissansala, Nelson Vaas, Sudath Nawalage,
Laxman Hilmy, Neil Warnakulasooriya, Ginger, Ann and recent
past most famous Derana Little Star Himasha Manuppriya,
Shakthi Super Star Finalist Female Singer Meena Prasadini
Gamage which also included upcoming singer Lion Nimal
Senadeera. The music was by Sarasi one of the most popular
music groups in Sri Lanka which kept the audience clapping
and dancing throughout the programme.
District Governor Lion Kingsley Bernard and His Gracious
Lady Lion Saumya were the Chief Guests for the 6.30.p.m.
show which was open to the public and very large in number
responded to give their helping hand toward Lion Senadeera’s
Sight First Project to which the entire collections are to
be utilised. Apart from this a number of well-wishers
extended their cooperation by way of providing silver
sponsorship-advertisements to the colorful souvenir which
was successfully completed and distributed.
Addressing the gathering, Lion Senadeera stated that ‘I wish
to extend my heartfelt thanks and my sincere appreciation
to, Governor Lion Kingsley Bernard, Team Leader Lion S.K
Raveendran and all lions of Biyagama, for the great hearted
support extended to make the ‘Senadee Gee Dehana’ musical
show a very big success’.
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: FERENA WAZEIR
Kashmir-born, Scotland-bred beauty Ferena Wazeir makes
her debut in period romance Sadiyaan, which opens this week.
She plays a Kashmiri girl, who falls in love with a Hindu
boy, in the film.
Hema Malini plays her mother in the film and Luv Sinha plays
the other half of the love story. Here is all you need to
know about the exotic beauty.
Ferena came to India for the Camel Fair in Pushkar,
Rajasthan, and was spotted by photographer Farrokh Chothia,
who introduced her to the world of glamour. She has done
shoots for magazines like Elle, Seventeen India, AsiaSpa and
others. She has trained and worked under theatre stalwarts
like Alque Padamsee and Satyadev Dubey, as well as the Royal
Academy of Dramatic Arts [also known as RADA] in London.
Her name is of Persian origin and means ‘heavenly flower’
and ‘angel.’ A progressive woman of today and a timeless
beauty, Ferena is ready to sway hearts across the country
with her winsome persona.
Yash Chopra has described her as an innocent and vulnerable
beauty. She is one of the most promising newcomers in
Bollywood. Technically, Sadiyaan is not her debut film. She
has completed Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya, but that film has
not released yet.
Besides Sadiyaan, Ferena will be seen in a Hollywood
movie directed by Academy award-winning director Danis
Tanovic, where she is playing the lead. She is waiting for
Rang Rasiya to release.
|RANI CLEARS THE AIR
Rumours mills can stop
grinding. Rani Mukherjee has made it absolutely clear that
she and Shah Rukh are friends.
Stories of the two being katti were doing the rounds, saying
that she had not been seen at any of his parties. To this,
Rani says: “If I am not attending his parties that does not
mean we are no more friends. Shah Rukh and I meet whenever
possible, and how often have you seen me at parties anyway?”
Rani says that going to public events too much is not her
scene. “But I do attend the parties of close people. It is
just that I was not in town when his party happened, and so,
I was not there,” she quips.
This is a simple enough explanation, which should set to
rest the talk of a rift. Rani says that it might not even be
possible for anyone to dislike King Khan: “Shah Rukh is
someone whom everyone likes. I have been a fan of his since
childhood. I am certain no one can get angry with him. He is
so full of energy!”
Rani has high praise for all the Khans of the industry,
and says she has learned much from her friends. “Shah Rukh,
Aamir and Salman have always inspired me. I am so glad that
I got to work with all three of them and, believe me, I have
picked up a lot from them,” Rani says.
Rani met Shah Rukh Khan on the sets of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
and they became friends. She is currently shooting for No
One Killed Jessica, which also stars Vidya Balan.
|JD CHAKRAVARTHY’S OFFERS IN TAMIL
director and actor J D Chakravarthy while speaking to the
media said, “In Tamil I had acted in ‘Kannathil Mutthamittal’
and ‘Sarvam’, because an image was created that I will be
acting in such type films only.
In ‘Katcheri Arambam’ I got a different kind of role. It was
also a challenging one. So far I have acted in 50 films in
Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam languages, I have also
directed two Hindi and Telugu films respectively. I am
interested to act in Tamil films. If I get a chance I will
direct a straight Tamil film.”
|RAB NE BANA DI JODI WINS FESTIVAL AWARD
Bana Di Jodi (RNBDJ), the highest grossing Yash Raj Films (YRF)-Shah
Rukh Khan film till date, which broke all previous box
records for YRF, has won the ‘Grand Prix of Peace Category’
Trophy and a Grand Cash prize at the celebrated Okinawa
International Movie Festival, which was staged from March
20-28 in Okinawa, Japan.
Released worldwide on December 12, 2008, RNBDJ was directed
by Aditya Chopra, starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan in a
unique role. He was instantly adored as the immensely
lovable and simple-minded Surinder Sahni and the fun-loving
Raj. Anushka Sharma made a sparkling debut as the lively and
By winning the ‘Grand Prix of Peace Category’ Trophy - the
most popular award as voted by the audience entirely - RNBDJ
proves yet again that it has struck the right chord with
millions of people thronging to the Okinawa International
Movie Festival from all parts of the world.