Yash Chora's final directoral work, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, will premiere next month. Courtesy Yash Raj Films
Yash Chora's final directoral work, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, will premiere next month. Courtesy Yash Raj Films

Big premiere planned for Yash Chopra's final work



Yash Chopra's final directorial work, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, will be screened next month with a big premiere event as a tribute to the late filmmaker, says his widow, Pam Chopra. "I want to give my husband an unforgettable farewell," she said. "We have decided to have a grand premiere for his ultimate film - exactly the way he wanted it. This is our way of celebrating his illustrious life, rather than mourning it." The film is also scheduled to screen at next month's Doha Tribeca Film Festival. Chopra died on October 21 at age 80. - IANS

Priyanka finds a fan in Enrique Iglesias

The Bollywood darling Priyanka Chopra has found a fan in the international singing sensation Enrique Iglesias. During his concert yesterday in Bangalore, the 37-year-old Iglesias revealed the Indian actress had caught his attention. "I got to meet her and also managed to see a few of her movies. I loved them," he told reporters. "She is great and simply unbelievable. I also recently heard her single, In My City, and it was pretty good - I enjoyed it." - IANS

Choudry's new music video leaked

The British-Indian singer-actress Sophie Choudry says she is upset that a 15-second clip from her forthcoming music video has been leaked online. The video is for the title track of her new album, Hungama Ho Jaye. "I'm shocked. My team is in the process of getting it taken off," Choudry posted on Twitter. "We were very careful about who was on the set while shooting, so we can't understand how this happened. I want you all to see the real thing in full, not a clip." - IANS

Bazmee: next film is a full entertainer

The filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who is currently working on his new film No Entry Mein Entry, promises that the movie will be a roller-coaster ride for cinema-goers. "The kind of films that I have been making so far, you can call them full entertainer, hard-core masala films," he says. "No Entry Mein Entry is just like them." The film is a sequel to the 2005 hit film No Entry. The actors Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan will reprise their roles. - IANS

Settai targets family audience

The producer of the Tamil film Settai, a remake of the 2011 Bollywood dark comedy Delhi Belly, is billing the movie as a family film. "Our screenplay is slightly different from the Bollywood version and is intended to reach out to a larger audience," says Govind Dhananjayan, the chief of Disney-UTV India. "It's a family entertainer. Settai won't have any offensive language used in any of the scenes." The film, which stars Hansika Motwani, Arya and Premji Amaren, is scheduled to be released early next year. - IANS

EMIRATES'S REVISED A350 DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE

Edinburgh: November 4 (unchanged)

Bahrain: November 15 (from September 15); second daily service from January 1

Kuwait: November 15 (from September 16)

Mumbai: January 1 (from October 27)

Ahmedabad: January 1 (from October 27)

Colombo: January 2 (from January 1)

Muscat: March 1 (from December 1)

Lyon: March 1 (from December 1)

Bologna: March 1 (from December 1)

Source: Emirates

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Started: December 2023
Founder: Ivan Kroshnyi
Based: Dubai, UAE
Industry: Electric vehicles
Investors: Bootstrapped with undisclosed funding. Looking to raise funds from outside

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Publisher: LucasArts
Console: PlayStation 1 & 5, Sega Saturn
Rating: 4/5

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Engine: 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6

Power: 540hp at 6,500rpm

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Transmission: Eight-speed auto

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Company profile

Name:+Thndr

Started:+October 2020

Founders:+Ahmad Hammouda and Seif Amr

Based: Cairo, Egypt

Sector: FinTech

Initial investment: pre-seed of+$800,000

Funding stage: series A;+$20 million

Investors: Tiger Global, Beco Capital, Prosus Ventures, Y Combinator, Global Ventures, Abdul Latif Jameel, Endure Capital, 4DX Ventures, Plus VC, Rabacap and MSA Capital

The flights: South African Airways flies from Dubai International Airport with a stop in Johannesburg, with prices starting from around Dh4,000 return. Emirates can get you there with a stop in Lusaka from around Dh4,600 return.
The details: Visas are available for 247 Zambian kwacha or US$20 (Dh73) per person on arrival at Livingstone Airport. Single entry into Victoria Falls for international visitors costs 371 kwacha or $30 (Dh110). Microlight flights are available through Batoka Sky, with 15-minute flights costing 2,265 kwacha (Dh680).
Accommodation: The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Hotel by Anantara is an ideal place to stay, within walking distance of the falls and right on the Zambezi River. Rooms here start from 6,635 kwacha (Dh2,398) per night, including breakfast, taxes and Wi-Fi. Water arrivals cost from 587 kwacha (Dh212) per person.

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COMPANY PROFILE

Name: SmartCrowd
Started: 2018
Founder: Siddiq Farid and Musfique Ahmed
Based: Dubai
Sector: FinTech / PropTech
Initial investment: $650,000
Current number of staff: 35
Investment stage: Series A
Investors: Various institutional investors and notable angel investors (500 MENA, Shurooq, Mada, Seedstar, Tricap)

Company Profile

Company name: OneOrder

Started: October 2021

Founders: Tamer Amer and Karim Maurice

Based: Cairo, Egypt

Industry: technology, logistics

Investors: A15 and self-funded