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DJ Aqeel gets bashed up in his own nightclub by two drunk hooligans; says it was just an argument
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 14, 2010)
It is touted as one of the must exclusive nightspots in Mumbai, and with Aqeel Ali’s own reputation as a DJ buttressed by the weight of his starry Bollywood in-laws (Hrithik Roshan’s wife Sussanne and Aqeel’s wife Farah Khan Ali are sisters) the hype was quite believable.
But Friday night proved that youngsters in alcoholic stupor don’t behave better just because the venue has snob value.
Like he does on most weekends, DJ Aqeel was at the console all through Friday night. Two young rowdies, who were partying there, got into a brawl with Aqeel leaving him bruised and bleeding.DJ Aqeel
An eyewitness reveals, “Aqeel was playing till early morning. At around 5am, we heard the sound of bottles breaking, loud voices and scuffle from behind the DJ console. The music stopped and some bouncers rushed in that direction.
We then saw the bouncers helping Aqeel out of the room – his head had been injured and he was bleeding profusely. The rest of the bouncers pulled out the two boys who had started the fight and threw them out of the club.”
Apparently the troublemakers were rich kids and had some some friends waiting outside, who had been denied entry. They went up to Aqeel and demanded that he allow their friends in but Aqeel declined to allow that.
One thing led to another and the drunk boys More >
BROADCAST BARON: Ronnie Screwvala
Relentless UTV scores big time with the restless youth
CYRUS H. MERCHANT Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 20, 2010)
On Marathon Sunday while most of Mumbai ran, Ronnie Screwvala, head of UTV, and his brilliant creative director (UTV Network) Zarina Mehta celebrated their recent success. They were happy, clearly. When life is on a song, you walk on the high notes. The broadcasting network, ably led by CEO MK Anand, has come of age and is now one of the top five players. “We’ve broken the mould and are very excited about the speed which with we did it,” beams Ronnie. They’d launched it barely two years ago with four speciality channels and without a General Entertainment Channel. In television parlance that’s railroading your TRPs. But much to everyone’s surprise, it took off, the graph gasped and they’re at the top. Going against the tide, helps indeed.
Up until now youth TV meant only music, but with their quick moving, these two TV cats and their terrific team across the board went for the jugular of the Indian youth: careers, relationships, the intricacies of Life. They took the power of their network, spread their nets wide, and there with producing youth-oriented big hits of Indian cinema and here with broadcasting they have almost covered the neglected space: the blooming heart of the young.
“We were passionate, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to crack it,” Ronnie offers. What he doesn’t say is they were also More >