Wheels and Thrills

On Thursday,people thronged Phoenix MarketCity Mall,Nagar Road,to get a look at the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing car.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:October 10, 2011 12:41 am

On Thursday,people thronged Phoenix MarketCity Mall,Nagar Road,to get a look at the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes racing car. The car,an exact replica of the one that will be driven by Lewis Hamilton in the first Indian Grand Prix event later this month,had motor racing enthusiasts hooked. People took pictures with the sleek car and also participated in impromptu quiz contests on the sidelines. A lucky few even won passes to watch the Formula One race. The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes will also be stationed at some corporate offices in the city to add to the excitement. The car will also travel to various locations across India to give the Formula One fans a chance to get up,close and personal.

Fatherly Love

Teecha Baap Tyacha Baap,starring Sachin Pilgaonkar,Makarand Anaspure and Arun Nalawade,will hit theatres today. Made on a whooping budget of Rs 20 crore,it is one of the most awaited releases of this festive season,along with Morya and Fakhta Ladh Manya. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi will display his dancing skills for the first time ever in a Marathi film.

“Teecha Baap Tyacha Baap is a roller-coaster ride,replete with comical twists and turns. It promises to be a laugh riot of a love story,” gushed director Atul Kale.

In Black and White

Well-known charcoal artist Ajay De will display his works at Ishanya’s Tilting Art Gallery on Friday. De took to art when he was just six. Later,he studied art at the Government College of Arts and Crafts,Kolkata,and J J School of Arts in Mumbai. He says he was always drawn towards the black and white tones of charcoal,because it posed a challenge that colours could not. De’s first show at Jehangir Art Gallery,Mumbai,in 1996,rejected convention. He looked back at his years in Kolkata for inspiration and the image of the rickshaw puller stood out. The show also featured a rickshaw,which was brought specially from Kolkata. Albeit now,a dash of colour has made its way into his works – shades of red appear in his Ganesha series,and blue in the Mother Teresa series.

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