Salman’s Being Human to help create bone marrow registry (Movie snippets)

Mumbai, March 6 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood star Salman Khan’s charitable organisation Being Human has teamed up with Marrow Donor Registry India (MDRI) to create a world-class registry of marrow donors in India.

However, for the registry to be functional, more than one lakh donors need to be registered. People from the age group of 18-50 years are eligible for donor recruitment.

Both the organisations are reaching out to younger generation by working with colleges to create awareness of the need for a world-class registry in India for patients who have blood-related illnesses like leukemia, thalessemia, aplastic anemia and congenital immunodeficiency states.

One of the first colleges to participate in this initiative is K.J. Somaiya Institute of Engineering and IT, Sion, who conducted a marrow donation drive on their college premises along with ‘Marrowthon’ – a 6 k.m. run showing support for the cause.

‘We are glad K.J. Somaiya has come forward. We hope that this will pave the way for more colleges and their students to come forth and register with MDRI and thus make their contribution towards saving many more lives,’ said MDRI spokesperson.


Sunidhi Chauhan loves photography

Sunidhi Chauhan’s love for music is well known, but not many are aware that the singer has another passion – photography.

The 27-year-old is completely crazy about taking pictures wherever she goes. She is so dedicated and serious about photography that on a recent trip to Dubai for a concert, she even spent around Rs.2 lakhs on a high end SLR camera.

If sources are to be believed, the singer is in talks for a book deal to publish her photographs.


Bryan has invited me to meet him: Sonu Niigaam

Singer-composer Sonu Niigaam is elated to get an invitation from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams to visit him. The two shared stage in the ICC World Cup 2011 opening at Dhaka.

‘I feel humbled by Bryan’s warm gesture, he surprised me by singing along my song during rehearsal…and has invited me to visit him when I go abroad next. Last few months have been busy but exciting as I am also judging the first season of a new talent show coming on air this summer,’ Sonu said in a statement.

He will host the singing reality show ‘X-Factor’ for STAR Plus.

Recently, Sonu surprised his audience by giving 54 voices to the title song of Farah Khan’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’, which stars actor Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif.

‘But the one I enjoyed the most was singing in Akshay Kumar’s voice,’ said who has been approached by Guinness World Records for showing 54 variation of his voice in that song.

‘Guinness Book has sent me a letter, but they want to listen to all the tracks again. They want the proof of 54 tracks. I will show them when I get time,’ he said.

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