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“Babydoll” to set the stage ablaze at Year End Party

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This year’s Asian Express Year End Bash is headlined by Kanika Kapoor.

Kanika Kapoor

Kanika Kapoor, Abbas Hasan, Jay Status, Hunterz and Navin Kundra to perform live at Asian Express Year End Party

With a sensational line-up, as always, this year’s Asian Express Year End Bash is headlined by Kanika Kapoor, along with others, who will give a mind-blowing live performance to guests on 27th December.

2Kanika, the biggest female newcomer with millions of hits on YouTube for her debut song ‘Jugni Ji’, has gone onto shaking Bollywood’s booty with ‘Baby Doll’ and the latest hit ‘Lovley’ (also has a ‘Kamlee’ version), from the recently released Shah Rukh Khan film ‘Happy New Year’.

Now working with some of the biggest names in the music industry in India, Kanika has some six new films in her kitty, and is one of the hottest female artists in demand across the globe.

Joining Kanika will be French heart-throb Abbas Hasan, who’s pretty much been adopted by us British Asians. From his debut single with Rishi Rich named ‘Sona’ to touring with Shreya Ghosal, the singer has burst onto the pop-scene receiving thousands of adoring fans.3The much-respected and long-time artist Hunterz, will be joining the stage as will the lively and multi-talented Navin Kundra. Shaking the floorboards will be Jay Status, who in particular got a rave following after his ‘Katal Kare’ track.

Hosted by British actor Ameet Chana, the evening is packed tight with five-star entertainment and a four-course meal at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford.

Last year’s Asian Express Year End Bash sold out, with guests from across Yorkshire, Manchester, Birmingham and Leicester giving brilliant feedback on such an exceptional and unique dinner-dance even,t out where couples as well as families felt at ease to enjoy the show.Asian Express in previous years, has brought in Taz from Stereo Nation, bhangra king Shin of DCS, the legendary Channi Singh, Maz and Ziggy of Bonafide, Nafees, Usman Rehman and Avina Shah, just to name a few, for end-of-year celebration events.



Don’t miss out and book your seats for this year’s dinner dance event now!

Asian Express Year End Bash 2014

Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford on Saturday 27th December 2014


Standard: £35

VIP: £60


For tickets and group enquiries call: 07800 77 80 89

Asian Express empowers kids

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Journalists-of-tomorrow learn all about news

Pupils reading Asian Express Newspaper

EXCITING: Pupils from Iveson Primary School catch up on the latest news in the Asian Express newspaper

A group of enthusiastic children from a Leeds primary school turned into junior reporters last week as they learned all about the newspaper industry, with a little help from the Asian Express.

As part of the national Children Takeover Day, Managing Editor of the Asian Express, Andleeb Hanif, met with pupils from Iveson Primary School where some serious brainstorming took place on how to write a good news story.

During the session, the children identified the differences between ‘gossip’ and ‘news’ and were keen to eagerly share their ideas on proposed headlines and how to approach an article for a newspaper.

Throughout the class, children had enjoyed talking about different types of news and were eager to talk about sports and celebrities, as well investigative journalism.

Mrs Hanif said she thoroughly enjoyed the day and working with the children.

“I was really impressed with this group of youngsters, who were so switched on about the importance of information being informative and accurate,” she said.

“They also knew the distinct differences between ‘gossip’ and ‘news’ stories, and were keen to give examples.

“We need to remember that they are only 10-years-old, so for them to be so engaged in newspaper articles was highly admirable. Well done to all of them for being so switched on.”

She added: “The Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day is a fabulous initiative where young people can have an insight into the adult world of work and be encouraged to interact with adults in decision-making workshops.

LEARNING: Ten pupils took part in the Takeover Day as they learnt how to write a news story

LEARNING: Ten pupils took part in the Takeover Day as they learnt how to write a news story

“Engaging with young people for encouragement is my personal passion and it’s my mission to inspire them, even if it’s just a little bit.”

Takeover Day has been developed by the Children’s Commissioner for England and gives children and young people the chance to work with adults for the day whilst being involved in decision-making.

Legendary Bollywood vocalist returned to the UK

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LEGENDARY: Kumar Sanu returned to the UK for his live performance at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, pictured here with Asian Express MD Nadim Hanif

LEGENDARY: Kumar Sanu returned to the UK for his live performance at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, pictured here with Asian Express MD Nadim Hanif

Legendary Bollywood vocalist Kumar Sanu sets the stage ablaze with live performance

The man who took bollywood playback music to new heights with his soothing and pitch-perfect vocals gave a sensational live performance to an audience of 5,000 people at the Apollo in London, on Saturday 22nd November.

The magic created for the songs by the voice of Kumar Sanu, musical direction of Nadeem Shravan and Anu Malik teamed with lyrics from Sameer, remains unmatched even today. The show was a reminder of those classics.

At the Apollo legendary Kumar Sanu along with India’s melody queen Alka Yagnik, who have delivered hundreds and hundreds of tracks both independently and together, belted out mind-blowing 90’s romantic and shaadi classics, which are enjoyed even today.

Setting the stage ablaze, Kumar Sanu seemingly effortlessly sung songs such as "Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai" (Saajan 1991), "Tu Meri Zindagi Hai" (Aashiqui 1990), "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" (Baazigar 1992), "Tujhe Dekha To" (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1995) and "Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai" (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 1998), just to name a few.

Alka Yagnik, with her sweet sounds had the audience captivated with songs such as "Lal Chunariya" (God Tussi Great Ho 2008), "Dekha Hai Pehli Baar" (Saajan 1991), "Gazab Ka Hin Din" (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak 1988) and "Ek Do Teen"(Tezaab 1988), and many others.

Vocalist and songwriter Kumar Sanu is no stranger to success. A living legend who has performed over 20,000 songs in more than 24 languages for Bollywood movies, he has won an unprecedented collection of awards including the Filmfare Award for the Best Playback Singer in 1990, ‘91,’92, ‘93 and ’94 – a consecutive record that still stands in the Bollywood industry to this day.

Kumar Sanu reading AsianExpress newspaper

Kumar Sanu reading AsianExpress newspaper

Speaking exclusively to the Asian Express Kumar Sanu said that very often it’s the singers in the Indian film industry that set the scene for the hero/heroine and the directors for the filming of the song in the film.

Recently he released his first album in the UK, ‘Hum Tum’, and now he’s also released his new single ‘Rangleni’.

‘Rangleni’ is a light Indian classical song based on traditional tines, the song also has a huge crossover appeal for Western audiences – full of sweeping orchestration and drama similar in sound to some of the most iconic Bond themes.

With additional charity work that includes Tsunami Victims Support, Cancer Research donations and school & orphanage development programmes, Kumar Sanu was recognised by the Indian government in 2009 when he was awarded the Padma Shri award – the 4th largest civilian award it is possible to receive from the Government in India.