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Celebrity couples,such as Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan or Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan,have not shied away from demonstrating their love for each other to promote a brand.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: July 31, 2012 2:28:08 am

On the Adwagon

Celebrity couples,such as Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan or Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan,have not shied away from demonstrating their love for each other to promote a brand. Taking a cue are Maanyata and Sanjay Dutt,the latest celebrity couple to jump onto the bandwagon. The two,regularly spotted at Bollywood parties,will now be seen sharing screen space in an ad film for a jewellery brand. They shot for the ad together on Sanjay’s birthday,July 29. While the television ad will air next month,the print edition will be out in the coming few weeks.

Studio Shots

Starting August 9,Mumbai will have a cooking studio. A venture by food blogger and consultant Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal and her husband Shekhar,the studio will be called A Perfect Bite,holding classes costing between Rs 1,500 and Rs 6,000 per session. Cooking in tandem with a chef has so far been impossible at the city’s various masterclasses,most often due to lack of space to spread out. But this one will offer the option of ‘cookalongs’ as individual workstations will be allotted for those in attendance. On offer will be classes in multi-course meals,guilt-free cooking and sessions for children.

A Baritone’s India Debut

Laurent Naouri’s professional career as a bass-baritone began in 1992 with a performance in the title role of Darius Milhaud’s Christophe Colomb (Christopher Columbus) for the opening of the Imperial Theatre in Compiègne. The Paris-born musician has since performed more than 40 roles,covering more than 400 years of music. Amongst these,his most acclaimed roles have been the four villains from Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann and Prince Golaud from Pelléas et Mélisande,adapted from Maurice Maeterlinck’s play of the same name. On August 2,the baritone will perform at the Experimental Theatre,NCPA,for which he will be accompanied by the award-winning Polish-born pianist,Maciej Pikulski.

While this will be Naouri’s first performance in India,Pikulski — a pianist with three solo piano records to his name — has played here before.

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